We are fragmented creatures The being that we know and think of as ourself is only the ‘conscious mind’. This is a ‘small’ island in the vast sea of the unconscious mind. The unconscious mind is not just a dusty storehouse of past thoughts and memories. It has its own intelligence. It is a being … Continue reading Jung — in under a minute
The two paths of initiation mirror each other. One exalts the principle of individual initiative, of reason and will-power (Fire & Air) The other cultivates receptivity, purposefully investing in loss and the power of sacrifice. (Water & Earth) In the ‘active’ way of the Magician, theory precedes practice, whereas In the way of the mystic … Continue reading Swallowed by the whale or to slay the dragon?
“Dis-moi ce que tu manges, je te dirai ce que tu es.” [Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are]. Anthelme Brillat-Savarin — Physiologie du Gout, ou Meditations de Gastronomie Transcendante, 1826 What a time to be alive! All is on the move and up for grabs. The world has become pliable … Continue reading Two Brained beings: We are not fully human
I sometimes wonder just how malleable reality really is. It is easily argued that on an individual level, our own personal ‘realities’ are heavily subjective. We filter out anything that does not conform to our inner world. Our focus is very narrow and is driven magnetically by our particular proclivities. The rest of the world … Continue reading Am I, myself, Heaven and Hell?
‘Who the heck knows?’ is probably the easy answer; But there do seem to be clues scattered here and there and even tales brought back from ‘explorers of the foothills’. The real ‘corker’ of a clue staring us in the face must be the small death we experience each night, only to be resurrected each … Continue reading What happens when we die?
I do find myself warming to Tom Campbells ‘theory of everything’; The idea that our reality is a probabilistic system as opposed to a deterministic one. Our physical bodies become a kind of ‘rendering interface’, something akin to the computer monitor and speakers we have attached to our pc’s. These are devices to ‘make sensible’, … Continue reading If a tree falls in the forest…
And here I am, back in the north, fresh from an interesting break in the Nederlands capital. I am certainly no aficionado of ‘mind altering’ plants and the like, but when in ‘Rome’…. The onset seems to propel one along the well trodden foothills of the meditative mind; the boundary zone between one state … Continue reading The well trodden foothills of the meditative mind