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2012: The Beginning Times

Across the imaginary distance of culture and borders, I honor your contribution to the Beginning Times. ~ A dying oak tree, its trunk split and branches breaking, does not in any way resemble an acorn. The new beginning—despite growing directly … 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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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 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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Lessons Of The Toltec I Ching: Daily Immortality

The Toltec civilization of ancient Mexico influenced all those that followed it, especially in the important arena of the spirit warrior’s philosophy of life, which came to be called Flower and Song. Flower in this sense means that the spirit … Continue reading

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Inspired Action [3]

“….. the spirit warrior relies on the intuition for help navigating the road of opportunity.  Because the world is a web of intersecting strategies, rational thought and past experience cannot always be relied on to anticipate what lies just around … Continue reading

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