Monthly Archives: May 2016

Dogen Zenji ~ Extracts from Uji (The Time Being)

(Note : Dogen’s ”Uji” and Heidegger’s ”On Being and Time” are often compared. The following are brief extracts from http://www.nozt.org/teachings/eduji.shtml) Who is this Dogen? ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C5%8Dgen UJI An ancient buddha said: For the time being stand on top of the

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The Whole Mess…Almost ~ Gregory Corso

I ran up six flights of stairs to my small furnished room opened the window and began throwing out those things most important in life First to go, Truth, squealing like a fink: “Don’t! I’ll tell awful things about you!”

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized

Mandorla

”The mandorla is an ancient Christian symbol of two circles coming together,  overlapping one another to form an almond shape in the middle.  The circles may represent spirit and matter, or heaven and earth. In the middle is a place

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

The Rosicrucian Tarot ~ Mark Stavish

Article Copied from http://www.nmrjournal.com/zine/archive/issues/30/686.htm The Rosicrucian Tarot By Mark Stavish, M.A. For centuries tarot cards have mystified and instructed students of mysticism. Yet, the actual history of this deck of cards called `tarot’, after the Italian playing cards tarocci, is often

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John C Lilly on Alternate realities, Psychedelics, Men, Women and God….

Very edited extract of Interview with John C Lilly John Cunningham Lilly (January 6, 1915 – September 30, 2001) was an American physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst,psychonaut, philosopher, writer and inventor. He was a researcher of the nature of consciousness using mainly isolation tanks,[1] dolphin communication, and psychedelic drugs, sometimes

Posted in The Shrine of Eris, Uncategorized

Wren

Wren Attributes: Wisdom, Inconspicuous, Cunning, Humbleness, Invisibility, Shape-shifting, Healing, Watchfulness This unassuming and inconspicuous bird was considered by the druids to be chief among all birds. Even the name wren comes from a modernizing of the Celtic word ‘Drui-en’ or

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The Active Side of Infinity ~ Carlos Castaneda

The Active Side of Infinity ~ Carlos Castaneda (All Castaneda’s work is copied from Julian Rose’s Website (without his commentary) which is linked at end of page.) “Every one of us human beings has two minds. One is totally ours,

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The Appointment with Infinity ~ Carlos Castaneda

The Appointment With Infinity ~ Carlos Castaneda (All Castaneda’s words have been copied from Julian Rose’s website (without his commentary) which is linked at end of page.) “The practicalities that scientists are interested in are conducive to building more and

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Lorin Roche ~ Householders versus Monks

It’s a long one. Source for this post ~  http://www.lorinroche.com/dangers/dangers/2paths.html The Path of Detachment The recluse path than nuns and monks take is as magical in its way as that of Knights, Princes and Elves. So what if it necessitates

Posted in Uncategorized, Yoga

Lorin Roche ~ Spiritual Predators and Vampires

Source for Post ~ http://www.lorinroche.com/dangers/dangers/vampires.html Predators as Part of Nature Predators are part of nature and are everywhere on every level of society. In the field of meditation, the predators have been having a field day because their prey are not

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Lorin Roche ~ Sex Scandals in Spiritual Groups

Source for post ~ http://www.lorinroche.com/tantric/tantric/scandals.html Sex Scandals in Spiritual Groups Julia (made up name to protect the guilty) is an amazingly competent and lively yoga teacher, in her 30’s. Julia notices she only wants to have sex if it is forbidden or taboo

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Soma ~ The Plant

Whole article from ~ http://vedanet.com/2012/06/13/the-secret-of-the-soma-plant/ Written by David Frawley Soma is a great deity, cosmic power and spiritual principle in Vedic thought. It also had its counterpart in the plant kingdom. There has been a long search for the identity of

Posted in Health and Healing, Uncategorized
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