Lust or Pleione the Pursued

Lust %When through intense desire I wander in samsara (confusion) On the luminous light- path Of discriminating wisdom% From Tibetan Inspiration-Prayer for Deliverance from the Dangerous Pathway of the Bardo by Chongyam Trungpa In many indigenous traditions, work on the spiritual path is rewarded by a handful of seeds. The information held in the DNA […]

Hope Dawns

As I approach the last doorway in Parzival’s journey, I have reviewed the blogs that follow my own journey and cleaned up my old posts a bit.  Since the hard drive on my computer is threatening imminent collapse. I also managed to get a few more photos uploaded.To take look click here. Since we are […]

Rune Stances

Another reason that I pursue the likelihood of Parzival learning about his lineage and responsibilities through Ecstatic Trance Postures (click here) is because there is an ancient esoteric use of body posture associated with the Runes whose principles are still in active practice.  Edred Thorsson’s book “Futhark” is admirable in its melding of history and […]

Ecstatic Trance Postures

Translations are always a challenge but here is an English version of Machado’s poem (click here) Having gotten Parzival to the Externsteine where he learns his true lineage, looks at the consequences of his actions, and finds his spiritual compass, I have to ask how these insights were precipitated.  Wolfram tells us that our protagonist […]

Tree Teachings

An embarrassingly long time ago I crossed paths with Mayan elder Don Alejandro. For some reason I felt compelled to tell him my father’s story and he was kind enough to listen.  What he told me when I finished has stayed with me ever since. Of course, decades old memories are suspect, but what I […]