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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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How contemplation is a union of ‘male’ and ‘female’

I found this article I wrote in April, 2011: To me there has always been a ‘male’ and ‘female’ quality in life.  These refer to qualities and manifestations that are found in the world and our life.  Their coming together creates productivity.  In effect, two … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘primal awareness’: the “is”

Some time ago we visited some people with a newborn.  There was some discussion on how the newborn “didn’t know anything”.  I replied, “yes, but he is aware”.   This fact brings up some interesting things. THE ‘PRIMAL AWARENESS’ I have always … 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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Thoughts on the sense of holiness, contemplation, and death – the ‘experience of life’

I often feel that there is an association between the experience of holiness, of contemplation, and the experience of death.  They all seem to have a similarity in experiencing and manifestation.  There seems to be several qualities they all contain: A sense … Continue reading

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Thoughts on how silence inspires the ‘great yearning’

I have found that silence often inspires the ‘great yearning’.  In fact, it is felt most profoundly, and purely, in the silence.  It’s as if, when the mind is quieted, the ‘great yearning’ can fully manifest itself.  There, it seems, it … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my saying: “when dealing with religion always look before the words” – the problem of words – the importance of inspiration

I have always felt that the basic matter of religion is ‘wordless’.  That is to say, it is unique of all things because it involves things that cannot be spoken about or described that well with words.  The basic ‘kernel’, the … Continue reading

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