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2012: The Storm Before The Calm

The Autumnal Equinox arrives, accompanied by fog and mist and rain and clouds of every shade of gray.  The world’s qi shifts from boundless movement toward boundless stillness.  We leave behind the excessive yang of summer and move into the … Continue reading

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Reading the Map of Fate

What my teachers have taught me has been born out by my 40-some years of study:  the I Ching is a system of 64 living symbols that perennially outgrows whatever interpretation as been affixed to it.  Why would the snake … Continue reading

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The Oracle and the War Against Fate

Overview The Unity of all things dwells in an undifferentiated state of living potential.  Neither awake nor asleep nor dreaming, it is the shining awareness everywhere present, the fount of time and eternity.  It is still and silent, utterly at … Continue reading

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A New I Ching for the New Dynasty

The Spirit of the Age has reversed course again and we have entered a new Dynasty.  Unlike the dynasties of old that ruled one nation or one people, this time it is an egalitarian Dynasty, a global shift of awareness, … Continue reading

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Why A New I Ching?

I cannot distance the I Ching from my own life any more than you. My first teachers of the Book of Change impressed upon me the perceptual aspect of this ancient work, as opposed to the historical interpretation so prevalent … Continue reading

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The Tao of Axolotl

At the end of the last Age, the gods gathered at Teotihuacan to create this Age that we live in now.  It became clear that a great sacrifice would be needed to start the world over, and so they agreed … Continue reading

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The World Psyche

The word psyche means both soul and butterfly. The concept of a world soul arose among ancient philosophers and endures in the heart-mind of many modern people. It was expounded by Plato for one, and can be found in many … Continue reading

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Lessons From The Toltec I Ching

I am part of a Living Whole that wants the best for me and all others at the same time. Inspired action flows spontaneously from an inspired mind. When we replace trivial and undignified thoughts with substantial and ennobling ones, … Continue reading

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Inner Activism: A Lifeway of Flower And Song

The questions we face today are no different than those faced by our predecessors:  How do I live authentically?  How do I achieve peace of mind without turning my back on those in need?  How do I attune myself to … Continue reading

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The 2012 Meme of Restoring Wholeness

The great Chinese sage Chuang Tzu calls our attention to a strange tree beside the road.  Its bark is so tough that no ax can penetrate it, its wood is so twisted that it cannot be split or used for … Continue reading

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