Yearly Archives: 2018

Cavafy ~ Ithaca

When you start on your journey to Ithaca, then pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge. Do not fear the Lestrygonians and the Cyclopes and the angry Poseidon. You will never meet such as these

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Divine Wrath ~ Adelia Prado

When I was wounded whether by God, the devil, or myself —I don’t know yet which— it was seeing the sparrows again and clumps of clover, after three days, that told me I hadn’t died. When I was young, all

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Kundalini by Rene Guenon

A reading of the chapter on Kundalini from ”Studies in Hinduism” by Rene Guenon. Music – Virtutes Instrumenti by Kevin McLeod.

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Interview with Branko Malic

    In which I interview Branko Malic, about his perspectives on Ireland. We discuss the euphoric reaction to the recent abortion referendum, the fate of the Catholic church, pedophilia and the priesthood, the rise of right wing sentiment, the

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Lapsed Catholic

  There was never any rush of fury or disgust; it was a very gradual and imperceptible hollowing. A soft turning away. I was born into a place steeped in Catholicism.  The whole of our lives was saturated with its

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Idiocracy Now

Of late I feel even more of a stranger in a strange land. Perhaps time and times have always seemed thus to us mortals who briefly pass through, each succeeding generation surprising the former in ways they had not anticipated. Good things happen,

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THE SALMON OF KNOWLEDGE

A retelling of an old story I have made…

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Nagarjuna

“I am not, I will not be. I have not, I will not have. This frightens all children, And kills fear in the wise.”     Nagarjuna, lived between approximately 150 and  250 AD (CE). The name means ”noble serpent”. 

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Sometimes ~ Mary Oliver

1. Something came up out of the dark. It wasn’t anything I had ever seen before. It wasn’t an animal or a flower, unless it was both. Something came up out of the water, a head the size of a

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The Way It Is ~ William Stafford

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold

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This Foolish Man ~ Hsu Yun

This foolish man, Where did he come from? In this helpless age when the Dharma is in decay, For what did he stick out his neck? How lamentable — this noble lineage, In late autumn, hangs so precariously on a

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Be Who You Are ~ Jean Klein

Liberation means to live freely in the beauty of your absence.~ Jean Klein In your daily life you may experience moments of absolute silence in which there is nothing to do, nothing to avoid, nothing to achieve. In these moments,

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How To Reach Where You Already Are ~ Alan Watts

Edited Extracts from longer article available here. So, how can an individual realize that they are the universal self? In what way can a person who is under the impression that they are a separate individual enclosed in a bag of

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Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Extract from his Journal

What shall be the substance of my shrift? Adam in the garden, I am to new-name all the beasts of the field and all the gods in the sky. I am to invite men drenched in Time to recover themselves

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Zen and Leonard Cohen

ZEN AND LEONARD COHEN LEONARD COHEN – My Zen Whisperer by John “Krishna” Bush I met Leonard again, looking like this, at two different week-long Zen sesshins with Sasaki Roshi in the early 80’s. Ram Dass and I traveled to

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Good Bones ~ Maggie Smith

Good Bones by MAGGIE SMITH Life is short, though I keep this from my children. Life is short, and I’ve shortened mine in a thousand delicious, ill-advised ways, a thousand deliciously ill-advised ways I’ll keep from my children. The world is

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Ordinary Men ~ Christopher Browning

This book is worth a read, though some might find it depressing. It is not a literary work, it is a historical research; Browning puts together an account from the men’s own confessions of how one regiment of the Order

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Where The Great Spirit Dwells ~ Black Elk

Where the Great Spirit Dwells “I am blind and do not see the things of this world; but when the Light comes from Above, it enlightens my heart and I can see, for the Eye of my heart sees everything.

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No Coward Soul Is Mine ~ Emily Bronte

No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world’s storm-troubled sphere: I see Heaven’s glories shine, And faith shines equal, arming me from fear. O God within my breast, Almighty, ever-present Deity! Life–that in me has rest, As I–undying

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The Age of the Feminine

Some interesting points in this article from the Gornahoor website. People can agree or disagree equally, I am simply posting because I think there is something of value there. Article was written in response to a comment made to author. The Age

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