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Year: 2009

Conundrum

Conundrum

I sat on an immense boulder, while ancient ferns and rotting tree trunks spread out beneath my feet. Towering cliffs rose above me, ancient giants waiting for their questions to be answered. I had come there to explore the seascape, only to find myself trapped in a seemingly endless maze of meandering trails, a labyrinthine convolution that would not be soon explicated.  My way was lit only by fireflies. These had been my constant companions throughout the journey. I began…

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Time Of The Ibis

Time Of The Ibis

In the rounding years of one’s life, there are times when light begins to dim, the dusk of being, if you will. I once had such a life, in the distant future or distant past, I know not. It was a moment, a glimpse into something better than this moment. It was a utopian dream, perhaps, but I tend to think it was a spiraling. What? You’re not familiar with the term, “spiraling”? Well, let me tell you, it is…

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A Simple Life

A Simple Life

To live content with small means. To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion. To be worthy not respectable, and wealthy not rich. To listen to stars and birds and babes and sages with an open heart. To study hard, think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions. Never hurry. In a word, to let the spiritual, the unbidden and the unconscious rise up through the common. This is my symphony. –William Henry Channing (1810-1884) This is…

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How Much Is Enough?

How Much Is Enough?

This quote from C.G. Jung comes from his book, Psychology And The East. It is a very poignant message for our culture. It speaks to the quest for possessions and wanton consumerism that is commensurate with the upcoming Christmas season. The externalization of culture may do away with a great many evils whose removal seems most desirable and beneficial, yet this step forward, as experience shows, is all too clearly paid for with a loss of spiritual culture. It is…

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One World Government?

One World Government?

For some time, there has been speculation that a shadowy cabal exists in our world that has conspired to lead us down the road to a one-world government. Some call this the Illuminati, or the New World Order. Some claim the Freemasons are behind it, or the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, or the Council On Foreign Relations. It is truly a fascinating mythology of the most complex twists and turns. There is some evidence, I suppose, that it’s all…

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The Dance Of Death

The Dance Of Death

Gray melancholy clouds hung overhead, as I watched a leaf being carried by an almost forgotten breeze. I wept when I noticed it, for it reminded me of the Dance Of Death. The leaf was brown and brittle, its life almost sapped. It fluttered in the now indecisive wind, first this way, then that. But, in all it’s dying, there was deep meaning there. It wasn’t something you could rationalize, or put into words. There was something zen-like about it,…

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The Meaning Of Life Part VIII

The Meaning Of Life Part VIII

Photo by BernardP Modernity is characterized by the fact that man has emerged from his in-ness in a horizon, from his containment in a womb; all the facts discussed under the heading “the end of in-ness” above are evidence to this development. Of course I am here not speaking about empirical individuals. When I say “man” here, I am speaking about the general form of the logical constitution of being human, the concept or logic as the medium of the…

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