Yearly Archives: 2017

The Saturnalian Pileus

Saturnalius is a 7 day festival running from the 17th (today) to the 23rd of December. It was in honour of Saturn, the God of seed and sowing (and much more). (The Phrygian ‘liberty cap’, from Phrygia, the Balkans and

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Who Is the Kali of the Yuga?

(Art by Android Jones) Right at the time of his birth Kali carried an Upaasthi (a small bone) and his entire body complexion was sooty and dark. This huge-being, with a terrible tongue and an obnoxious smell about his entire

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The Future Is Here ~ And It’s Saudi Arabian (Huh?)

Located on 10,000 square miles in a rocky, barren, mountainous place in the North West of Saudi Arabia and spanning territory in Jordan and Egypt, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud proposes to build the city of the future – and

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Multiply and Add to Divide and Subtract ~ The Mad Mathematics of Identity Politics

Multiply the grievance groupings to infinity, fractionate, separating the whole into competing parts, differentiate by colour, gender, orientation, identification, intersecting at useful flash points, angles, but never divisible to One. The Holy Individual. Wrong answer. * Add further outrage. Calculate

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The Temple Is Infested!

  She drew open the gate of the compound and the stooped monk came in. His step was slow and shuffling, as if his journey was long. Following in his wake were four attendants, dressed in similar robes, but somehow

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The Invisible Empire ~ Branko Malic

A rather chilling article on possible Russian ideological global intentions…intended to mark the cards of any aspiring Russophiles… It is part 2 of a series. Part one is here. (Note – FG refers to The Foundations of Geopolitics, a book by

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Kibela

“The mighty choirs who extol Kybele on the mountain tops.” ~ Aristophanes By chance I discovered Kibela while I was away. The last quiet village on the Black Sea sounded like the very place I wanted to go, and when

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Uni Loonies

It’s a bit difficult to know where to start with this, as there are so many aspects and it has a bit of a historical lead in that is tricky to exactly pin down. I will start by saying there

Posted in Inner Transmissions, Oddities, Politics, Uncategorized

First They Said ~ Alice Walker

  First, they said we were savages. But we knew how well we had treated them and knew we were not savages.   They they said we were immoral. But we knew minimal clothing Did not equal immoral.   Next,

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New Age Passivism

Passivism – a pattern or attitude of being submissive. (In the context of this post Passivism is not intended to be connected with Passive Resistance.) I was giving out this morning – a bit of a habit of mine, nothing

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The Empress ~ From Meditations on the Tarot

Source Some Extracts from Tomberg’s work. The third Arcanum, the Empress, is that of sacred magic. Now, there are three kinds of magic: magic where the magician is the instrument of divine power — this is sacred magic; magic where

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Moral Relativism

http://somathread.ning.com/groups/yoga-and-tantra/forum/moral-relativism In other places, briefly, I have mentioned this concept, and it is something that returns to me fairly regularly. I have not ”worked out” any theory on it, and perhaps do not even fully understand what it means. Nevertheless

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Not In My Name, Ladies

So, the women of the world came out – apparently – in their hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to protest against Donald Trump, fearing that he is going to roll back feminism into the stone age. The motif they

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Eros and Thanatos

Some fragmentary thoughts… Eros ~ appreciation for eternal beauty, life energy, the bright warm force within, passion for living, desire for immortality, libido, will to live, psychic relatedness (from Jung) – that is, interconnection and interaction with other sentient beings,

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Father and Mother

  http://somathread.ning.com/groups/yoga-and-tantra/forum/father-and-mother The quotes on the home page over the past few days were written more than 1500 years apart. The first is ascribed to the anonymous author(s) of the Chandogya Upanishad in the 8th century BC – ”We should

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The Loss of Language

This is not a complex exploration of the subject, as I am not a linguist, or a scientist of any kind. This is a short account of recent observations and my initial reactions to them, as I find this subject

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One Auspicious Night or The Ideal Lover of Solitude

The Bhaddekaratta Sutra 2 Translations. Taught by the Buddha in Jeta’s forest. Buddha said to his monks, ”Let me teach you how to know one single auspicious night…. “Let not a person revive the past Or on the future build

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