I'm happy to join you all, here among the stars. I'm looking to cultivate myself and share ideas with a like minded community.I look forward to sharing our bits of the big unfolding mystery.Continue
My fiftieth year had come and gone,
I sat, a solitary man,
In a crowded London shop,
An open book and empty cup
On the marble table-top.
While on the shop and street I gazed
My body of a sudden blazed;
And twenty minutes more or less
It seemed, so great my happiness,
That I was blessed and could bless.
Happy Winter's Solstice everybody.
As we all know, the longest night of the year gives birth to increasingly longer days and warmer temperatures, which bring forth life onto the surface of the planet. The symbolic force of this fact has tied the foundations of cyclical agriculture to religion, ritual, and metaphysical…Continue
the ancient symbol of the 'Flower of Life'
We're familiar with the beautiful stone temples and tombs that have survived from Ancient Egypt, with their walls of raised, inscribed, or painted hieroglyphs; adorned with carvings and statuary, all once sumptuously colored; designed with elaborate columns and rafters set at great vertical height - and way up there: stone screens fitted under the roof supports, which…Continue
Painted four hundred years ago-
Peter Paul Rubens, detail of "Alalanta and Meleager", 1613
I'm joking here, because we need some lightheartedness after a bruising political season and finale.
I could quote Yeats, who had a lot to say about oracles and prophesy, though that would be very serious stuff. It would be pertinent to this site, but maybe best to save it for another…Continue