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Day: February 7, 2012

Daymares

Daymares

Can you imagine what it would be like to live without timekeeping devices of any kind, except the sun and moon? Clocks, like other gadgets in our culture, have come to be viewed as absolute necessities. Just think of how we rely on clocks to order our daily lives. It is a rare individual who doesn’t need to know the time. I was on disability for a few years; I really didn’t need to be any particular place at any…

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Cthonic Awakening

Cthonic Awakening

The following link points to a fascinating article by Vadge Moore entitled, Chthonic: From Beast To Godhead. It’s mind-blowing. Here is a taste: One problem we encounter in the spirituality of this contemporary Western world is a distinct lack of depth or of darkness. Too many people want to immerse themselves in the light and airy, feel-good religions of the New Age movement and refuse to face the dark, evil aspects that have always been part and parcel of all…

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The Akashic Records, Memory, & Musings

The Akashic Records, Memory, & Musings

The Akashic Record is a theosophical term referring to an universal filing system which records every occurring thought, word, and action. The records are impressed on a subtle substance called akasha (or Soniferous Ether). In Hindu mysticism this akasha is thought to be the primary principle of nature from which the other four natural principles, fire, air, earth, and water, are created. These five principles also represent the five senses of the human being (http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/a/akashic_records.htm). Could what some call the…

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The Hollow Earth Myth

The Hollow Earth Myth

  I’ve been hearing the stories and theories about a hollow earth since I was a child. How can anyone in our modern technological age believe this is literally true? It does, however, make for a fascinating myth. I had a great time reading Jules Verne’s Journey To The Center Of The Earth many years ago. My imagination was kept quite occupied while I made my own journey to the center of the earth. According to hollow-earth theorists, the earth…

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Heidegger and Mnemosyne

Heidegger and Mnemosyne

    Mnemosyne, daughter of heaven and earth, bride of Zeus, in nine nights becomes the mother of the nine Muses. Drama and music, dance and poetry are of the womb of Mnemosyne, Dame Memory. It is plain that the word means something else than merely the psychologically demonstrable ability to retain a mental representation, an idea, of something which is past. Memory – from Latin memor- mindful- has in mind something that is in the mind- thought. But when…

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The Magic of Spirals

The Magic of Spirals

    The spiral is a fascinating image. It is a primal symbol in the history of mankind. They have been found carved into rock all over the world and date to the dawn of humanity’s ability to express itself artistically. What were the ancients trying to convey? The spiral can be found in three main forms in Nature: 1) expanding (like the nebula); 2) contracting (like a whirlpool); and 3) ossified (like a Nautilus). We live in a spiral…

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Deceit, Mendacity, and Manipulation

Deceit, Mendacity, and Manipulation

Photo by Paul B. Toman Each religion has got their own way of making you feel like a victim. The Christians say ‘you are a sinner’, and you better just zip up your trousers and give the money to the pope and we’ll give you a room up in the hotel in the sky. —Timothy Leary, Timothy Leary’s Last Trip Guilt is one of the primary tools used in our culture to manipulate us, whether it be by so-called religious…

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Hendrix As Shaman

Hendrix As Shaman

Shaman, 1930 oil painting by Arman Manookian  If you’ve read my essay entitled, Hendrix And Heidegger, you know what I’ve already written about Jimi Hendrix, the Heidegerrian-style thinker. In this offering, I would like to present Jimi in his role as shaman. Shaman, according to Witchcraft Terminology, is a word derived from the Tungas language of Siberia, it is a generic term for healers and spiritual leaders in tribal societies. Traditional shamans induced trance states through drums, dancing, ingesting hallucinogens,…

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