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 […]

The Eighth Door and the Horses of the Mist

“Thus Charlemagne, emperor and king of the Franconians and Defender of Roman Popes, is to be the one who will destroy our old world. But finally, when his God, his Rome and his Popes will fade in their glamour and terror, people will start to remember what he has robbed us of. “ A Prophecy […]

Blue Beard

The blue transit between black and white is like that sadness that emerges from despair as it proceeds towards reflection. The soul’s putrefactio is generating a new anima consciousness, a new psychic grounding that must include underworld experiences of the anima itself: her deathly and perverse affinities expressed alchemically … (Hillman lists female archetypes here) […]

Leaping Like Locusts

“Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?  Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; He goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does […]

The Black Medicine Horse

Black Elk says: The Grandfathers began to sing, announcing the riders of the different quarters. They sang of the black horse riders like this: They will appear May you behold them A horse nation will appear A thunder-being nation will appear They will appear, Behold! The four black horse riders were painted black with blue […]