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  writings for
  our evolution

  As a shaman/Buddhist, seeker of enlightenment, I believe that our next leap in
  evolution will be consciously precipitated. We will -- nay, we must --  proactively create
  our becoming if we are to survive. This civilization we have made will not persist. We
  are like the king in this work by Shelley:

  I met a traveller from an antique land who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
  stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, half sunk a shatter’d visage lies, whose
  frown and wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command tell that its sculptor well those
  passions read... And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandius,
  King of Kings. Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains.
  Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare the lone and level sands
  stretch far away.

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    September 11, 2014

    When Shadows Spoke

    Two or three years ago I attended a kirtan performance. The performer was quite good and I was enjoying the music and the atmosphere, settling into sacred space, opening up my energy. Then the anvil fell.

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    January 27, 2013

    A Day of Tears and Laughter

    My mother taught me much couched in her own down-home, earthy style. One of her nuggets:  “Don’t give your heart to the first man that comes along. There’s a man behind every bush, so get out there and shake the bushes!” She didn’t take her own advice, marrying my father at age 15 and she stayed married to him for 20 years. Perhaps she was speaking from her own regret.

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    August 11, 2012

    The Philosophy of Bob Dylan 2

    Do we really know what all right means? Does it mean normal? By normal, do we mean what everyone else is doing and thinking? Or do we mean our original nature, what our genetics dictate, just how were at conception when father’s genes combine with mother’s? So what, then, is our normal, i.e., genetic nature? Our natural normal, rather than the veneer-of-culture normal.

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    July 25, 2011

    The Philosophy of Bob Dylan 1

    Do not bring me news of situations that I can do nothing about. I pay little heed to what I cannot change because giving it my attention, my life force,  disempowers me. Just as it disempowers you, dear reader. Observe how you feel the next time you scan the headlines. Notice your frustration and anger, the impotence you feel.

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    November 6, 2009

    Let Fly Your Cry of the Heart

    Its civilization in ruins and looted of its treasure, its sacred shrines buried under Catholic churches, its people decimated by slavery and smallpox, ground under the boots of the Conquistadores, treated like and disrespected as no better than savages, the Inca Empire died.

    One of its sons wrote a manuscript which he entitled “The First New Chronicle and Good Government,” which he sent to the King of Spain as a plea for respectful treatment of the indigenous population ....

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    April 9, 2009

    Ethics, Logic and the Heart

    For those of you born outside of this solar system, this is a fictitious character known as a Vulcan, from the planet of the same name in the universe of Star Trek®. Vulcans are known to pursue Logic as their supreme value, disparaging intuition and emotion, much to the annoyance of their human coworkers. Unfortunately, logic was never defined!

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    April 5, 2009

    Mother Earth Has P.M.S.
    [with addendum]

    This is an image of a berserker, a Viking warrior who went into trance and fought in an enraged state. “In old-Norse sagas, they were warriors who dressed themselves in bear skins, to make use of the fear common people had for wild animals. They whipped themselves up to a sort of battle frenzy, biting their shields and howling like animals. They were . . .

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    March 21, 2009

    The Destructive Myth of
    Trickle-Down Economics

    It is time to lay to rest this destructive myth, this mantra of Reagonomics. Has not this misconception created enough misery? Wealth created from the top then trickling down to the serfs is a feudal and subservient belief. Wealth is seen as coming from above, from the lords of the land.

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    January 9, 2009

    He Ain't Heavy . . .

    I ran into the grocery store to buy a few potatoes to throw into my cabbage and veggie soup. Sitting on the pavement outside the store's sliding door was a man. He caught my eye because he was groomed, shaven ...

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    December 28, 2008

    The Myth of Energy Stealing

    Many people believe that they are engines, biomechanical devices, alive in a wondrous universe of space and time -- and nothing more. No wonder those who are not awake to their full consciousness fear death. ...

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    December 19, 2008

    A Tribute to Ivan Rebroff

    The freezer in the London flat we shared in West Hampstead with several other people was where my friend Derek Colley kept his vodka. From time to time he would take the bottle out and proceed to ...

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    May 3, 2008

    Presuppositions of Quantum Consciousness, 10

    Our conceptualization of the universe and of our own consciousness seems to parallel our worldview. Early humans, when they thought about it and weren’t too busy just surviving, blended into the landscape of the natural world. They...

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    April 23, 2008

    Presuppositions of Quantum Consciousness, 9

    The ten or so dimensions postulated by quantum physics have not been mapped, charted or otherwise defined as to their qualities. Certainly science has not addressed consciousness within these dimensions. But, fortunately ...

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    April 6, 2008

    Presuppositions of Quantum Consciousness, 8

    We humans labor day and night, not just
    to keep body and soul together, but to push ourselves and each other to transcend our current existence of quiet desperation. We are driven to ...

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    March 20, 2008

    Presuppositions of Quantum Consciousness, 7

    We have long known that our emotions have a profound effect on our bodies -- triggering surges in hormones, raising or lowering blood pressure, heart rate, perspiration and respiration...

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