How the Gods have made up Reality

Article 36 How the Gods have made up Reality The above mask picture I found by searching for ‘sacred ritual implements.’ Presumably this mask was worn by a high priest or some such in order to summon the presence of a deity. The simple premise behind this Article is that on the level of humanContinue reading “How the Gods have made up Reality”

The Times they are a-changin’….

Article 35 The Times they are a-changin’… “Everything that comes together falls apart.” Last words uttered by The Buddha This Article is a slight variation of the quotation above; we could paraphrase it thusly: ‘there is joining together into one and separating apart into many.’ We are living through a period where news events effectContinue reading “The Times they are a-changin’….”

Mutually Invisible Enemies

Article 35 Mutually Invisible Enemies (Well, maybe not ‘enemies’ but it’s a catchy heading…) Soaking in the thermal waters of El Carrizel, Veracruz, my wife and I indulged in idle conversation, as is our wont, wherein the following musing arose like curling wisps of vapour from the surprisingly potent healing waters by a bend ofContinue reading “Mutually Invisible Enemies”

Dark and Bright Futures

Article 33 Dark and Light Futures Right now it seems like in many ways we are headed towards ‘hell in a hand basket’ – whatever that means! Some people feel that a hidden globalist cabal is waging some sort of asymmetric war against the established political and social order with the intention to impose someContinue reading “Dark and Bright Futures”

Finding the (quiet) Middle #2

Article 32 Finding the (quiet) Middle (edited after initial publication) Partly due to an onslaught of recreational excursions – either to nearby beach or thermal waters – and partly due to existential ‘Plandemic’-induced angst, and no doubt also partly due to Factor X, have recently hit a brick wall of writer’s block. Which is alsoContinue reading “Finding the (quiet) Middle #2”

The Meaning of Mandala

Article 31 The Meaning of Mandala “A circular figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.” I imagine the above definition is pretty much what most people think of when the word ‘mandala’ is used. Allow me to take you behind the curtain to what is a most interesting and useful notion yet rarelyContinue reading “The Meaning of Mandala”

A Glimpse of the Sacred

Article 30 A glimpse of the Sacred Whilst driving through sub-par Mexican country roads on the way to a rather nice local thermal pool in Veracruz, I was asked ‘how do you make a space sacred?’ I was a little taken aback because I regard that as a rather huge topic about which volumes couldContinue reading “A Glimpse of the Sacred”

Help! My brain is like a TV set!

Article 29 Help! My brain is like a TV set!! If the underlying nature of mind is formless and body is form and speech is some sort of intermediary blending of the two, what is individual mind? We all seem to have one. Even an individual ant, though part of the Insect Kingdom’s Borg-like hiveContinue reading “Help! My brain is like a TV set!”

Mind, Space, Body and Ego

Article 28 Mind, Space, Body and Ego We have the visible world of form and the invisible, formless world, posited earlier as two sides of any given reality, which just so happens to be what’s behind basic yin-yang theory. In more immediate human terms we have body and mind, with speech being a third, intermediateContinue reading “Mind, Space, Body and Ego”

Reality is a Fantastical Creation

Article 27 Reality is a Fantastical Creation We imagine realms which in turn reflect back as actual places and situations – beautiful and ugly homes or streets, loving or dysfunctional families and so forth. According to some traditions, this sort of thing also determines what sort of situations we are born into including place, statusContinue reading “Reality is a Fantastical Creation”