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Embodied Ecstasy

  To be a diviner, one must live like water.   Preamble The path of wisdom has a single fixed destination:  The Ecstatic Life.  All other attainments are merely way stations on the Great Sojourn, for wisdom is not complete … Continue reading

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A 2012 Training Manual

The Beginning Times There are two overarching lessons of the I Ching. The first is this:  Every Ending Begets A New Beginning. Change is not conceived as an endless string of cause-and-effect events but, rather, as a cycle of repeating … 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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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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The Art of Long-Term Relationships

Must familiarity breed contempt?  Why does it seem so difficult to remain close and loving and joyous “until death do us part”?  Is there a way to stay together and still keep relationships fresh and exciting and meaningful? The illustration … Continue reading

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2012: Prophesy or Symbol?

Maybe it’s a sign of how dramatically movies drive popular culture but a number of folks deeply steeped in the meaning of the Mayan Calendar and the Mayan writing system—as well as numerous scientists—are coming forward to reassure us that … Continue reading

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