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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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Oliver Sacks

I like this guy. His most famous book is ”The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” “We speak not only to tell other people what we think, but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is a part

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Like Frenzied Wasps in a Nest ~ Davi Kopenawa

Words from Davi Kopenawa, one of the most influential tribal leaders from Brazil. Source ~ Here, taken from his autobiography and conversations at Survival International’s offices in London, are some of his observations of the rich north and its attitudes to consumerism,

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Buddhist Anarchism ~ An Essay by Gary Snyder (1961)

Buddhist Anarchism Buddhism holds that the universe and all creatures in it are intrinsically in a state of complete wisdom, love and compassion; acting in natural response and mutual interdependence. The personal realization of this from-the-beginning state cannot be had

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The Shadow/Alchemy

”He who wants to get insight and enlightenment in all truth, think of God’s birth in himself, in the depth of his soul.” ~ Meister Eckhart This is my own musing on this…so not authoritative. The lead is those shadow

Posted in Inner Transmissions, The Shrine of Eris, Uncategorized, Western Mysticism

White Stag

This symbol of the White Stag has been cropping up for me again lately, and is one that has been with me a long time, so thought I would do a post on it. It is not specially about Deer

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Introducing the Fool

The Fool is variously considered the first card or the last card of the Major Arcana, thus is either numbered 0 or 22. The Fool is both really, that one before and after the Journey, who finds it comes back

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