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Why ‘the gods’ are immortal
Article 39 Why the gods are immortal In another article, I might explain how ‘the gods’ might relate or not to the one God in the three main ‘religions of the book’ but to keep things simple for now let’s assume we are talking about something entirely different. In this series, ‘the gods’ refer toContinue reading “Why ‘the gods’ are immortal”
Personare: The Truthful Mask
Article 37 Personare: the Truthful Mask In the previous Article, a novel meaning for the word ‘gods’ was suggested, namely the sense of presence both generally and in relation to particular moments or phenomena. A mask like the example given in the previous Article may have no presence until it becomes the object of attentionContinue reading “Personare: The Truthful Mask”
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 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!”
The Great Switcheroo
Article 25 The Great Switcheroo What happens to a fish taken out of water? It soon dies and so is soon no longer a fish. Does the fish exist separate from the water it is born, lives and (usually) dies in? Similarly, do any forms exist outside the container of space? No. Now leaving asideContinue reading “The Great Switcheroo”
Why women have long hair
Woman’s hair is:
an atmospheric matrix of infinitely interdependent particulars.
Instant Meditation Method
4-Step Instant Meditation Technique Years ago – when teaching a large number of children meditation during a one-week residential program – I developed a stripped-down way of explaining it. To my surprise, it has stood the test of time and I find it often far more effective a way of teaching basic sitting practice thanContinue reading “Instant Meditation Method”