Castle of Wonders

Even though I have worked out the star guides for the journeys and tasks of Gawain and Fierefiz, Parzival’s half-brother, in my archeo-astronomical ordering of Parzival’s quest,  I’ve let that project slide to the back of the burner for a while.  While a fun intellectual exercise I was not at all sure that the stories […]

Greed or Maia’s Blind Increase

%When through strong unconscious tendencies I wander in samsara (confusion) On the luminous light path Of innate wisdom% Recognizing, nurturing, and replicating the spark of life that survives our Sloth is the realm of the Fifth Pleiadian Sister, Maia the Great, the Beautiful, the Increaser.  The lesson Maia teaches is that exactly what increases is […]

Sloth or Electra’s Strange Attractors

%When through fierce confused projections I wander in samsara (confusion) On the luminous light path Of abandoning all fear% The Fourth Deadly Sin is now better known to us as Depression.  As a Deadly Sin, Sloth is a lethal cocktail of self-justification, resentment, anxiety, isolation, learned helplessness, nostalgia, and self-pity.   Belphegor, the Demon of Sloth, […]

Pride, or the Peacock’s Tail

%When through intense pride I wander in samsara (confusion) On the luminous light path Of the wisdom of equality% From Tibetan Inspiration-Prayer for Deliverance from the Dangerous Pathway of the Bardo by Chongyam Trungpa The Seven Deadly Sins are often associated with specific colors and animals. Lust is usually blue and associated with the Bull […]

Wrath or Taygete the Golden Hind

%When through intense aggression I wander in samsara (confusion) On the luminous light path Of mirror-like wisdom% From Tibetan Inspiration-Prayer for Deliverance from the Dangerous Pathway of the Bardo by Chongyam Trungpa Wrath may be the most socially acceptable and visible of the Deadly Sins in our culture as it is now encapsulated in the […]

Jealousy or Meriope and Sysiphus

%When through intense jealousy I wander in samsara (confusion) On the luminous light path Of action-accomplishing wisdom% Tibetan Inspiration-Prayer for Deliverance from the Dangerous Pathway of the Bardo Jealousy is the second Deadly Sin but lacking the original cultural context of the Greek names for the Pleiadian stars makes it difficult to discern which Pleiadien […]