While researching for my new novel – Lords and Lies – (excerpt above), I discovered that contrary to popular belief, there’s no agreement on what is truth – indeed finding one is a central aim of philosophy.
In this context, shame is not a painful conclusion as it often assumed to be the case, but an joyous opportunity.
Wisdom requires using your imagination to literally push knowledge and understanding beyond itself into the realm of experience.
Travel is a big eye-opener. It’s a lifesaver too. If we sit in one place too long, just like jelly in a mould we congeal and harden. We get to thinking that the world we see out of our window is all there is to see. This is the way things are. This is the… Continue reading Oslo & a sense of community vs. me
What if the mistakes we make in the here and now were never going to be made ‘right’ on some dim, distant redemption day?
With the sun in Gemini (where we learn that dichotomies like dark/light and good/bad – are but two sides of the same coin) and (2) the moon in Libra (where we often find ourselves in a stalemate) today is a Two of Swords day. On a divinatory level, the Two of Swords suggests we’re trying… Continue reading Today is a Two of Swords Day – Prepare to see things as they really are.
JUNG & SYNCHRONICITY – Making the Most of Meaningful Coincidence © 2007 by Debra Moolenaar The more Barbara reflected on a 12th century saint’s words – ‘being a feather on the breath of God’ – the more real feathers she’d find. One day while walking a labyrinth and grappling with whether to take her vows… Continue reading Making the Most of Meaningful Coincidence
BODY & SOUL – Harnessing the Renaissance Magic of Marsilio Ficino by Debra Moolenaar © 2006 Open your life to soul. Take control of your thoughts and emotions. Align them with the heavens, and you could you literally realign the energies surrounding you here on earth. By changing your frame of mind, you’ll make different… Continue reading Body & Soul – Harnessing the Renaissance Magic of Marsilio Ficino
At the turn of the last century, the famous philosopher and scientist William James asserted “….the mother sea and fountain-head of all religions lies in the mystical experience of the individual”. James believed that the key to understanding such experience, was to be found in the manner in which our eyes and minds, together, created… Continue reading Playing God – Religious Experience in the 21st Century
Without qualification we accept that a personal sense of self (an ‘I’ that does things and a ‘me’ to whom things are done) is essential for a healthy, happy every-day kind of life. Yet throughout history mystics from all religions have sought the opposite experience of ‘no-self’ to grasp the ultimate truth – a reality… Continue reading Selling Spirituality – where on the package does it say no pain – no gain?