Category Archives: Contemplation, monastacism, shamanism, spirituality, prayer, and such

More thoughts on contemplation: aspects of the ‘yearning’, with remarks about the self and other things

In contemplation, I often speak of the ‘yearning’ or ‘great yearning’ (such as in my articles, “Thoughts on the symbol I use for contemplation – describing the act and traits of contemplation” and “Thoughts on the ‘contemplation of passion’ – seeking the yearning“).  ‘Yearning’ is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some ponderings I did at a high school

Some time ago I walked through a high school that I have never been in (it was actually Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, Utah).  As I walked through the halls a lot of memories came to me of when I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the symbol I use for contemplation – describing the act and traits of contemplation

Over the years an image kept appearing in my head.  It revolved around contemplation and the awareness of the world.  It developed over a long period of time (about 20 years).  Why it began to appear in my mind I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how I perceive the world – inspiration and the “I don’t know” – with remarks about Socrates, philosophy, Odin, and belief

Here’s a thought I had: Nowadays, there is a tendency to equate our perception of the world as a form of “ultimate knowledge”.  It is treated as a ‘fact’ before us, like the sky or a mountain.  Because of this, the world is perceived as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on instinct, intuition, and inspiration

Here’s a thought I had: In the article “Thoughts on three forms of conception” I spoke of the three forms of conceptions (Imitation, Creativity, and Intuition).  Of these, intuition is the oldest forms in creatures, as all creatures have it.  This … Continue reading

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A dream about death – themes of contemplation

I had a dream involving contemplation: I dreamt that I was walking around in a certain town on the sidewalk.  Between the sidewalk and a building I noticed what looked like a grave.  There was a sarcaphagus or coffin on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the progression of projection

 Here are some thoughts I had concerning projection: PROJECTION Critical in our development and perception of the world is what I call ‘projection’.  This is nothing but the ability to see ourselves in other things to the point that it “becomes” our self … Continue reading

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A shamanistic journey dream experiment: the “spear” – June 5, 2014

I went into the woods and found a wonderful place.  As I sat there I felt the ‘presence’ of the woods, and could as if feel it as a living being.  Often, I saw a man in my head.  I … Continue reading

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A shamanistic journey dream experiment: becoming a flame – June 4, 2014

I had an interesting shamanistic journey dream: After closing my eyes I saw a fire in the distance.  I seemed to fly toward it.  I seemed like a bug attracted to light.  As I got closer I saw that someone was there … Continue reading

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Thoughts on defining shamanism: an ‘active belief system’

Here’s some thoughts I had recently about how I view shamanism: Shamanism has been defined many different ways over the years.  In actuality, its hard to define exactly.  Generally, it is viewed in a number of ways such as: By … Continue reading

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