Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ikkyu ~ ‘Crazy Cloud’

Ikkyu – 14th century Japanese Zen Monk (Ikkyu with Courtesan) oh yes things exist like the echo when you yell at the foot of a huge mountain sin like a madman until you can’t do anything else no room for

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On Walking ~ Henry Thoreau

Extracts from a quirky piece by Thoreau on the ”Crusade” of walking………. We should go forth on the shortest walk, perchance, in the spirit of undying adventure, never to return; prepared to send back our embalmed hearts only, as relics to

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Another ~ Goethe

Go! obedient to my call, Turn to profit thy young days, Wiser make betimes thy breast In Fate’s balance as it sways, Seldom is the cock at rest; Thou must either mount, or fall, Thou must either rule and win,

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On Beauty ~ Plotinus

Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful; he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter,

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The Sutra of the Great Realisations of the Eight Beings

The First Realization is the awareness that the world is impermanent. Political regimes are subject to fall. Things composed of the four elements are empty, containing within them the seeds of suffering. Human beings are composed of Five Aggregates and

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Andrei Znamenski ~ Shambala Prophecies and GeopoliticalGames

(Order of Rigden Djapo by Nicholas Roerich. Note : Rigden Djapo is also known as Rudra Chakrin) Ooooooo I came upon something interesting, but I don’t know how to compress it into one post and make it clear. But this

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Freedom/Saoirse ~ Séan O Ríordáin

A reading and singing of the poem ‘Freedom’ written by Seán Ó Riordain. It was written in Irish as ‘Saoirse’, and Iarla Ó Lionaird sings it, while Paul Muldoon reads his translation simultaneously. It’s a satire on people’s mistrust of

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you were born on earth as human why are you in slumber now? take care of yourself; yourself is what you have to Know ~ Kabir Sahaja means easy, naturalness, the gentle path, spontaneous. Don’t go off somewhere else! Kabir

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Rudolf Steiner ~ A Chapter of Occult History

These are edited extracts from Steiner’s lecture given in December 1908. He had an interesting way of looking at the passing of times. ”Before entering into the bodies of our present civilisation, all your souls lived in bodies of the

Posted in Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

Moon Times For Planting

The general suggestions are these… Plant vegetables that bear crops over the ground in the waxing moon; that is, from new moon to full moon. Plant Vegetables that yield edible roots in the waning moon; that is, from full moon

Posted in Back to Eden, Uncategorized

Lucid Dreaming ~ Charlie Morley What is Lucid Dreaming? Lucid dreaming is the art of becoming conscious within your dreams. A lucid dream is one in which you realize, ‘Aha! I’m dreaming!’ while you’re still asleep. Once you become conscious within a dream, you

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Deteriorata ~ A Parody by National Lampoon

You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here. Deteriorata. Deteriorata. Go placidly amid the noise and waste, And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof. Avoid quiet and passive persons,

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Etymology of Genius ~ From Latin Genius (“the guardian spirit of a person, spirit, inclination, wit, genius, literally ‘inborn nature’”), from gignere (“to beget, produce”) Genius ~ Noun ~ late 14c., “tutelary god (classical or pagan),” from Latin genius “guardian deity or spirit which

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From ”Beyond the Gods” ~ by John Blofeld

This is an extract from ‘Beyond the Gods’ by John Blofeld, which is a really beautiful book on Buddhist and Taoist mysticism. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on a copy. Written in a lyrical, inspiring style. This

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Ibn Arabi

Ibn Arabi (1165 – 1240) When My Beloved Appears.. When my Beloved appears, With what eye do I see Him? With His eye, not with mine, For none sees Him except Himself. My Heart Has Become Able.. My heart has

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From ‘The Dharma of Homeless Kodo.’

From a book written by Sawaki Kodo (1880 – 1965) . Master of Soto Zen. Extracts. People call me “Homeless” Kodo, but I don’t take it as an insult. They call me that because I have never had a temple or

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The Holy War ~ René Daumal

Extracts from The Holy War. Full piece available here ~ I am going to write a poem about war. Perhaps it will not be a real poem, but it will be about a real war. What I am going to make

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Cornel West

Dr. West, now 61, has, in the past, described himself as a revolutionary Christian in the Tolstoyan mode, one who wrestles with his faith on a daily basis.

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Thaddeus Golas

”no matter what your spiritual condition is, no matter where you find yourself in the universe, your choice is always the same: to expand your awareness or contract it.” Thaddeus Golas Thaddeus with friend during war I was driven to

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Soil, Shelter and Sunlight

One of the most important things in growing food successfully is the Soil. Other things that are almost as important are Shelter, and maximum hours of Sunlight. Soil is either alkaline or acid and the different soils are suitable to

Posted in Back to Eden, Uncategorized
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