Living a meditative life every day.

Meditative Practices for Everyone

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.” ~ T.S. Eliot I don’t have the patience to medi... »

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Disaster Shamanism, Addendum: Bringing Water to the Wasteland

“To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.” ~ William Shakespeare In Six Signs You May Be a Disaster Shaman, I wrote about the various characteristics and what may be considered the lighter, greener side of disaster shamanism. In this article I mean to dive into the more ruthless side of disaster shamanism. After all, I chose the word “disaster” for a reason. Disaster shamanism is not for the faint of... »

The Great Rewilding: Three Ways to Rewild Humanity

The Great Rewilding: Three Ways to Rewild Humanity

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” ~ Aldo Leopold The Great Rewilding is an awakening to the realization that we live in a fundamentally unhealthy, unsustainable culture where rampant nature deprivation has exacerbated psychological neurosis and the balance between nature and the human soul... »


Breathtaking Satellite Photos of Fractal Patterns on Earth

Fractals occur naturally in every scale of life from the inconceivably large to the microscopic, and as I have always said, one needs to observe their surroundings and marvel at this amazing natural phenomena. Paul Bourke, a computer scientist at the University of Western Australia, started documented intriguing fractal patterns spread across the world, using Google Earth. Bourke looked at the dif... »

6 Famous Hermits Who Have Made History

6 Famous Hermits Who Have Made History

“One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe To achieve hermit status one needs to submerge themselves in true isolation with little or no contact with the outside world. Forget about off grid, hermits have been a badge worn by those disgusted by society, those seeking spiritual enlightenment and men and women who want to touch heav... »

5 Wiccan Tips to Manifest Your Desires

5 Wiccan Tips to Manifest Your Desires

“Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz Perhaps the reason why many of us look outside; to books and friends, to mentors and peers to give us the tools to create a healthy routine and the means to begin manifesting the life we want is be... »

Eco Suicide

How (and why) to Transform Ecocide into Deicide

“We are embedded in the natural world. We evolved as social creatures in this natural world. We require clean water to drink, or we die. We require clean air to breathe, or we die. We require food, or we die. We require love, affection, social contact in order to become our full selves. It is part of our evolutionary legacy as social creatures. Anything that helps us to understand all of this is n... »

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The Trickster-self: Playing Like you’re Not God

“The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today… The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.” ~ Seneca You can don the mask of the Sacred Clown, the Rainbow Warrior, the Disaster Shaman, the Peaceful Warrior, or the Infinite Player, but “can” is too far in the future. It’s too much hinged on Tomorrow, and not enough anchored to Now. If you’re ... »


Trickster Ethos and the Power of High Humor

“It’s time to take humor seriously and seriousness humorously.” ~ Swami Beyondananda I’m writing this from a throne of nothingness, floating like Michael Keaton’s character in the opening scene of the movie Birdman. No tricks. No gimmicks. Just pure unadulterated imagination. You see, I’m playing hide and seek with myself. A lifetime ago I was a compliant caterpillar. Now I’m a Chaos Theory butter... »

The Relation between the Sun and Human Consciousness

The Relation between the Sun and Human Consciousness

“I could wish that I had such power of language as should avail me to assure those who would set the worship of man above that of the sun. Those who wish to worship man (an historical Christ) make a huge error!” ~ Leonardo Da Vinci The sun is such a regular and constant sight in our daily life that we seldom acknowledge its existence. The sun is one of the primary reasons that life exists on earth... »

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