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The Soulcraftsman’s Toolkit

In his book Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche, Bill Plotkin writes, “There is a great longing within each of us. We long to discover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find our unique way of belonging to this world, to recover the never-before-seen treasure we were born to bring to our communities. To carry this treasure to others is half of our spiritu... »

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6 Steps to Transforming Ego into Soul

We live in an excessively unhealthy culture. We are constantly surrounded by victims. This is because we are all victims of an egocentric society, and hence victims of our own ego-attachment to such perspectives. I’ve written about transforming wounds into wisdom and victims into warriors. This article will analyze tactics for transforming Ego into Soul; to go from a state of instability to a stat... »

Life and Perspective: Are We Just One of Earth’s Cells?

Life and Perspective: Are We Just One of Earth’s Cells?

We all know there is a delicate balance here on Earth from bacteria to people, but can it be said that our planet is one living being made up of “cells”? Certainly our existence has shaped the planet, but every piece of the puzzle is necessary. Are we a microorganism of Earth? Let’s look at the Complexity theory explained by Neil Theise, a Liver Pathologist and Stem Cell Specialist, that may sugge... »

Amoral Agency and the Art of Sublimation

Amoral Agency and the Art of Sublimation

“One of the unexpectedly important things that art can do for us is to teach us how to suffer more successfully.” ~ Alain de Botton Sublimation has a double-meaning: The transformation of an impulse into something socially constructive, and the transition of a substance from the solid phase directly to the vapor state such that it does not pass through the intermediate liquid phase. For the purpos... »

Meditation as Medicine

What is Poison and What is Medicine?

“We each have our own mixed bag of neurosis, insecurities, perceptions and qualities. Therefore, there is not one way that works completely for us all. Nobody can tell us what to accept; what opens up our world, and what to reject; what seems to keep us spinning in some kind of repetitive misery. This practice (meditation, mindfulness, awareness – whatever you want to call it) helps us know this b... »

No Tree Knows Mystery – Drawing Parallels Between the Life of a Human and a Tree

No Tree Knows Mystery – Drawing Parallels Between the Life of a Human and a Tree

Life is a marvelous teacher. If you look closely at any part of life, you will realise there is something to learn from everything, even a tree. The life of a tree has many parallels to the life of a human. While most of these similarities are physical, there are existential lessons to be learned from the physical as it is how we process and experience life. Let’s take a look at what these words c... »

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The Importance of Holistic Consciousness

“There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with people. Given a story to enact that puts them in accord with the world, they will live in accord with the world. But given a story to enact that puts them at odds with the world, as yours does, they will live at odds with the world. Given a story to enact in which they are the lords of the world, they will act as the lords of the world. And, given a ... »

Eco-consciousness and the Rise of the Eco Warrior

Eco-consciousness and the Rise of the Eco Warrior

“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Henry David Thoreau This article is about Nature versus Anti-nature. It’s about Natural Order versus the Great Lie. And it is about how to choose the right side, that is, the healthier side. What is anti-nature? It is the runaway train that we call industrial civilizat... »

Exploring Oneself Through Travel

Exploring Oneself Through Travel

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road History witnessed that whenever a traveler pursued exploring, a new world emerged. Such is the power of traveling. Marco Polo voyages played a key role in introducing Central Asia and China to Europeans. Journeys of Christopher Columbus resulted in a con... »

Ego/Eco

Aggrandized Ego, Alienated Soul: Contesting the Atrophy of Instinct in an Age of Anxiety

“Civilized man is in danger of losing all contact with the world of instinct –a danger that is still further increased by his living an urban existence in what seems to be a purely man-made environment. This loss of instinct is largely responsible for the pathological condition of our contemporary culture.” – Carl Jung We are living in a time of great transition. But what are we transitioning from... »

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