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”

The All-Pervasive Realm of Speech

aka: Who’s talking? Article 23: The Realm of Speech This writer, like many I suspect, can get a little entangled in his own verbiage. Perhaps this is because I began to see common threads and themes in this series of articles and started to feel obliged to explain thematic linkage even though there is noContinue reading “The All-Pervasive Realm of Speech”