Yearly Archives: 2014

Spiritual Yardsticks

”Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~Marianne Williamson Many moons ago, when I started hanging out in joints where ‘seekers’ congregate, I noticed pretty quickly there was a recurring question that popped up early on. Someone

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After the After-Life ~ A Fantasy Tale

After the After Life I am presuming for the purposes of this story that there exists a numinous force. There may not exist such a force, but that would be a plot twist for a different story. We do not

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Integration

Ardhanarishvara Shiva and Shakti united. Uniting and Integrating the opposite polarities is the aim of all spiritual paths = Harmony. Union. Integrity. Shiva is on the right side. This is the Pingala Nadi side, the solar channel. Heat. Dry. Extroverted.

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These Words We Use……….

Often, unless we are fully aware and call a halt, we are dispensing various judgements. Not only upon things, places, sensations and others but also, most devastatingly, upon ourselves. Killing ourselves with a million cuts from the inner buzzwords we

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The Allegory of Parvati

The Allegory of Parvati. Shiva was married to Sati who immolated herself after her father insulted her husband. Shiva was distraught at the death of Sati and withdrew into severe austerity and meditation, which caused the world to begin to

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Swan

Tell me, O Swan, your ancient tale. From what land do you come, O Swan? to what shore will you fly? Where would you take your rest, O Swan, and what do you seek? (Kabir) I heard the swans this

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Regression/Expansion

Something arises from the dark. It is not pleasant. It has scales and is slimy. I do not like the look of it at all and I recoil. I am not that kind of beast. This morning, driving in the car

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Shaman

“The shaman’s experience of sickness, torture, death and regeneration implies, at a higher level, the idea of being made whole through sacrifice, of being changed by transubstantiation and exalted to the pneumatic man – in a word, apotheosis – elevated

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Personal Mythos

Emperor Wu of Liang asked the great master Bodhidharma, “What is the first principle of the holy teaching?”          Bodhidharma said, “Vast emptiness, nothing holy.”          The Emperor asked, “Who stands before me?”          Bodhidharma said, “I don’t know.”  

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Petrodollar

Seriously, this is not meant to be depressing…..fact is, the more people who know what is behind the present war-mongering, the LESS likely it is to continue happening. Gradually, gradually, because of the whispers they hear from their neighbours,  the

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No going or coming away

I quit seeking. If I ever was. There is nothing to find I stop measuring every thought, every emotion, every action with some invisible calipers to see if it measures up. I don’t mind if it does or it doesn’t.

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The New Feudalism

In the last few decades there has been an enormous redistribution of wealth globally. Fewer than 85 people own half the world’s wealth. There is another slightly larger stratum below them who own most of what is left, and the

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Real Versus Unreal

“You know what truth is? It’s some crazy thing my neighbor believes. If I want to make friends with him, I ask him what he believes. He tells me, and I say, “Yeah, yeah – ain’t it the truth?” ~Kurt

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Gasholes

On Hydraulic Fracturing.   I speak to the elite who rule the world, those who have their paws around the jugular, those who have amassed the illegal fortunes that pay the pipers. I speak to you who would force yourself

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Trapping Notes. Part Seven. The End.

Daniel Xonedu   71.206.373.672  The Global Record.        Friday,  November 6,  2128       It has been a most remarkable time. Not simply for myself alone, of course, but how can one truly experience the world from beyond the confines of

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Trapping Notes. Part Six.

Francesca Inspyx. 71.206.491.610 The Global Record.        Friday, October 30, 2128   The leaves in Central Park ~ that sole bastion of a natural world among hundreds of miles of concrete ~ are falling. They are gathering in knee-high amber drifts

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Trapping Notes. Part Five.

Francesca Inspyx. 71.206.491.610 The Global Record.        Friday, October 23, 2128   I walked alone to the theatre for the first time in many, many years last night. The moon was almost full, in all its regal splendour despite the street-lights. 

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Trapping Notes. Part Four.

Daniel Xonedu.  71.206.373.672.  The Global Record.        Friday, October 16, 2128     Methinks I get the stench of a monstrous rat.  All through the early days of last week the web was ablaze with a frenzied to and fro of

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Trapping Notes. Part Three.

Daniel Xonedu.  71.206.373.672.  The Global Record.        Friday, October 9, 2128    First credible chills of the season to be felt on the skittish breeze. I have been out and about to the river with Giles, casting some lines. The reports

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Trapping Notes. Part Two.

Daniel Xonedu.  71.206.373.672.  The Global Record.        Friday, October 2, 2128 It has been one of those weeks. Seven days that have sorely tested my patience.   My darling wife has been working herself into quite the tizzy, (though I do

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