The Path of the Sacred Clown: Where Trickster and Shaman Converge

“If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.” –William Blake Most of us are familiar with the prototypical clowns: red-nosed clowns,...
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Ayn Rand’s Stream of Philosophy

Ayn Rand, a 20th century controversial novelist/philosopher, had some thought-provoking ideas to add to the world of philosophy and metaphysics. Her work attracted both...
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Crouching Warrior Hidden Champion, Part 4: Confrontation with the Inner Shadow

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson We all have a hero buried somewhere...
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Crouching Warrior Hidden Champion, Part 3: Encounter with the Inner Trickster

“Trickster is an agent of transformation, and transformation is directly connected to the trickster’s typical character as a shape-shifter, neither fully one thing nor...
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Crouching Warrior Hidden Champion, Part 2: Encounter with the Inner Mentor

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this...

Crouching Warrior Hidden Champion, Part 1: Encounter with the Inner Herald

“It is precisely the god-like in ourselves that we are ambivalent about, fascinated by and fearful of, motivated to and defensive against. This is...
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Crossing into the Mysteries of the Cocoon

“In times of suffering, when you feel abandoned, perhaps even annihilated, there is occurring –at levels deeper than your pain– the entry of the...

Four Steps toward Authentic Engagement

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” ~ Anna...

Transforming Inertia into Authentic Courage

“Belief in truth begins with doubts of all truths in which one has previously believed.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Metaphorically speaking, beasts of burden are incapable...

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