Monthly Archives: July 2012

Thoughts on awareness/consciousness – the impact of the self and the ‘gaze’

I always speak of “awareness” and “consciousness”.  It made me wonder what the difference were and got me to thinking.  Here’s some of my thoughts: “Awareness” means that a person is ‘open’ to the world but that there is not … Continue reading

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Thoughts on mythology and its power

There is more to mythology than myth.  I was always taught that mythology was just an ‘attempt’ at explaining nature and life.  Yeah, like the people before us were that stupid!  The general stance was that mythology was something that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how we are in the “post-science era”

Science has had its time . . . whoopi! We’ve had all the research, the technology, and products of science thrown at us.  Yeah, its helped abit.  Yeah, its done damage.  Yeah, its come up with new points of view.  Yeah, … Continue reading

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A shamanistic ‘journey’ dream: July 17, 2012 – personal mythology – traits of contemplation – “the all versus the parts”

While sitting on a rock in the middle of a stream one day, I had this shamanistic ‘journey’ dream.  “I felt the presence of the ‘father’ before me.  Soon this presence turned into an image.  I then reached out to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the stages and qualities of contemplation and, more specifically, shamanistic ‘journeying’

From the very beginning contemplation and shamanistic ‘journeying’ had qualities about it unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced.  Reflecting back on it, I can see that it came gradually over a long period of time.  Bit by bit over many … Continue reading

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A shamanistic ‘journey’ dream about sitting in the chair of the father: July 1, 2012 – the ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in life – active assocation with ‘god’ – the ‘father ordeal’

I was sitting on a rock in the middle of a stream.  I looked up at the sky, as I often do when I feel the ‘presence’, and closed my eyes.  I had this shamanistic ‘journey’ dream.  The dream was unusual, though, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my saying: “god is livingness in life” – the ‘livingness’-beingness connection – the ‘livingness cycle’

I have a saying: “God is livingness in life.” It seems to me that we all feel a ‘livingness’ in life, that we ‘live’ and that the world ‘lives’.  By this ‘livingness’ I mean that existence ‘moves’ and is ‘active’.  This ‘livingness’ is … Continue reading

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