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  • A Hongkonger's journey from 'left brain' operator to whole-body thinker - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    Taoism OR Taoists - Google News
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)A Hongkonger's journey from 'left brain' operator to whole-body thinkerSouth China Morning Post (subscription)In Taoism, we say " tian ren ke yi", which means heaven and people should be united as one. That is the optimal goal of balance, and I believe it's achieved through finding small balances. Is the food you eat balanced? What about the exercise? Nowadays ...
  • Lilies of the Day

    Beyond the Fields We Know
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
  • Sacred Space

    Personal Tao - Personal Tao
    Julie Alessio
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    How do you create and hold sacred space for yourself and others? This is something we can all play with and find unique ways that work for each of us. Here are some starting tips based on my experience. Existing Sacred Space Whether you are seeking a personal space or planning to hold sacred space for others, using a space that is already sacredly held can give you a good jump start. Rather than starting out with a challenging space that you have to work at to get a sense of stillness, seek out a church, home, temple or sacredly held yoga studio that feels peaceful. When you step into a place…
  • I'm collecting questions for a TDB interview with Daniel Ingram

    The Tao Bums
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    If you don't know who Ingram is - see link in my sig. If you want to take this opportunity to suggest questions for him - go to the link in my sig.
  • Figuratively Earth

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    Phen Weston
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Gentle passion cooed between magenta and divinity, neon tranquility flooding over horizontal religion, Along violet horizons, our path grew, she walked into the wild city, by barren nature, with barren mind, Strong touch slept in singularity of night, ships eclipsed by elliptic lilac sight, While on the bus semi-liquid children laughed in audible indulgence to mulberry yesterday, Their amethyst daydream, the now and then, passable elastic to the ancient city and bamboo stems, Of all the tender garths, do I occupy this heart? Calling softly with lavender emotions, to another distant day, each…
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  • A Hongkonger's journey from 'left brain' operator to whole-body thinker - South China Morning Post (subscription)

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    South China Morning Post (subscription)A Hongkonger's journey from 'left brain' operator to whole-body thinkerSouth China Morning Post (subscription)In Taoism, we say " tian ren ke yi", which means heaven and people should be united as one. That is the optimal goal of balance, and I believe it's achieved through finding small balances. Is the food you eat balanced? What about the exercise? Nowadays ...
  • Mondo 2014: An Interview with Ken “RU Sirius” Goffman - The Cryptosphere

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    The CryptosphereMondo 2014: An Interview with Ken “RU Sirius” GoffmanThe CryptosphereBut if you understand Watts and his discourses on Taoism and Zen, then, of course he was a fraud, as are all of us. As social beings, we're performative. Whether there is something essential behind that, how would we know? We might trick ourselves into ...and more »
  • EU is afraid of China - Daily Sabah

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    EU is afraid of ChinaDaily SabahWhile the Chinese Communist Party is defending the complete separation of religion and education, this policy is not implemented for Buddhists, Christians, Taoists, and the Han Chinese, the largest ethnic group in China. Only Muslims are subjected to and more »
  • China Continues to Tear Down Crosses From Zhejiang's Churches - Big News Network.com

    6 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Big News Network.comChina Continues to Tear Down Crosses From Zhejiang's ChurchesBig News Network.comParty officials are put in charge of Catholics, Buddhists, Taoists, Muslims, and Protestants. Judaism isn't recognized, and worship in non-recognized temples, churches, or mosques is against the law. According to the church member, the Weiling church and more »
  • Where fairy islands reach to the heavens - Hong Kong Standard

    6 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Hong Kong StandardWhere fairy islands reach to the heavensHong Kong Standard... ought to be taught in our varsities here. I also learned that the greatest enemy of all is none other than your own self. Kerby Kuek has published 15 books on feng shui, inner alchemy, Taoism and metaphysics. He can be contacted at www.kerbykuek and more »
 
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    Beyond the Fields We Know

  • Lilies of the Day

    6 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
  • Sunday - Saying Yes to the World

    5 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    In no other way have I seen of my own unaided sight that the world is round. As I watch, it arches its back, and each layer of the landscape bristles – though 'bristles' is a word of too much commotion for it. Details are no longer part of a grouping in a picture of which I am the focal point, the focal point is everywhere. Nothing has reference to me, the looker. This is how the Earth must see itself.Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain
  • On the Trailing Edge of Day

    4 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
  • Friday Ramble - Entelechy

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    The word for this week is entelechy, and a lovely word it is. Both word and concept were coined by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, springing from the Late Latin entelecheia, thence the Greek entélos meaning "complete, finished, perfect”, and télos meaning end, fruition, accomplishment, plus ékhō meaning simply "to have".Aristotle defined entelechy as "having one's end within", and he used the word to describe conditions and processes by which all things attain their highest and most complete expression. French philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, also a renowned…
  • The Full Mead Moon of July

    2 Jul 2015 | 2:54 am
    Shaggy gardens and hedgerows of maturing rosehips, fields of hay and ripening orchards, bees humming in the clover, the daisies and the goldenrod...July's full moon is the second of the four "gathering" moons that grace the interval between June and September. We are a week past the Summer Solstice (Midsummer or Litha), and daylight hours north of the equator are already waning, but it's summer by any definition we can come up with, and it's a festive time - skies often blue and flooded with sunshine by day, violet and star spangled by night.  This month's full moon is often a supermoon,…
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  • Sacred Space

    Julie Alessio
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:13 pm
    How do you create and hold sacred space for yourself and others? This is something we can all play with and find unique ways that work for each of us. Here are some starting tips based on my experience. Existing Sacred Space Whether you are seeking a personal space or planning to hold sacred space for others, using a space that is already sacredly held can give you a good jump start. Rather than starting out with a challenging space that you have to work at to get a sense of stillness, seek out a church, home, temple or sacredly held yoga studio that feels peaceful. When you step into a place…
  • Working at Life

    Casey Kochmer
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:44 pm
    A Working Life Living is a lot of work… never think otherwise… but what type of work is it? Many souls work towards comfort. Comfort is not happiness and comfort isn’t a life rather it’s a lifestyle. More interestingly comfort is a shape and couch potato is not a graceful long term shape to attain. Comfort becomes stasis all too fast. Stasis is the opposite of living. To be alive is to embrace and stoke that fire within your heart. There is a saying: Walls do not make a prison but they sure do help! Comfort and money won’t make life easier in the big picture…
  • Good Morning

    Casey Kochmer
    30 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Time to start my day so… Good Morning   Good Morning is a mantra, a blessing to the day’s potential ahead. When you wish a person good morning, you are taking a moment to pause. In that pause you are unconsciously connecting outward for the elements needed to make the day a touch better. Life is as much about “pause” as it’s about movement. Art by Woshibbdou Anyone who knows me, knows I say good morning three times before noon. It’s part of my practice, part of expanding my nature and connecting to the world. Stopping to smile, to say good morning… to really pause…
  • Soul, Essence and Consciousness

    Casey Kochmer
    28 May 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Art by Obselete-Angel Soul, Essence and Consciousness. All terms that create quite a bit of confusion. I am a bit bored today so what the hell lets dive into them all at once. I am in the mood for some spiritual digging. Soul I actually avoid the term soul in teaching at first as soul is a very overloaded term. Too many different definitions over history have been collected for soul. Whenever I come across a term which is overloaded like this, my reaction are that various definitions are not the root but rather interesting leaves of corollary truths. So at this point I get dirty to dig for…
  • Dance Meditation

    Julie Alessio
    18 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Dance has become a popular way to meditate. Ruth St. Denis, often called Miss Ruth, was a strong visionary for sacred dance and movement meditation. At the turn of the 20th century she created a new form of dance called the Divine Dance.  While she recognized that drama addressed human conflict, she also realized it did not always aid the soul in awakening.  The Divine Dance was intended to awaken the soul. Today, she continues to inspire us to dance and awaken! …the awakening—infinitely more difficult—is also infinitely more valuable.  The dance of the awakening must evolve its own…
 
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  • I'm collecting questions for a TDB interview with Daniel Ingram

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    If you don't know who Ingram is - see link in my sig. If you want to take this opportunity to suggest questions for him - go to the link in my sig.
  • Hello

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Hello everyone.   Been a long time since I brought myself to get involved in a forum. After practicing and teaching for well over 30 years I have seen a lot of changes with the exchange of information, which now is through the internet. I remember the last time I got involved in a forum was off of MC site which then shifted to MW site with lots of bashing and jealousies, especially at the time with DS or as some refer to him as  DV. I have fond memories of all these guys as well as many more and was sort of put off by the bashing. Well, I think the bashing brought a good result…
  • Hot Girls Wanted - Netflix Amateur Porn Documentary

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:51 pm
    I'm watching this currently and it really makes me sad. These girls are so young and still have pimples. Here they are having sex on camera with little thought to the repercussions for their future. They're getting out of their hometowns for the first time and exposed to larger cities. They are being taken advantage of and thinking they are on top. An 18 year old making $800-900 per shoot, access to drugs, and utter ignorance about how reproduction works. I just heard a girl say that she isn't on birth control but doesn't have to worry because the guys don't cum inside her... I think this is…
  • Hello everyone

    5 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    I have been an AYP practitioner since 2008. In the last few months I have subscribed to a course on Aristotelian logic and have been studying both the trivium and quadrivium. If anything focuses the mind it is the study and practice of logic. However it has lead me to question many of the assertions used in AYP practice. I have discovered that there is very little latitude to question the logic of these assertions. I was one of the moderators of the forum, but found that I could not continue doing so as it seemed I would be effectively censoring my own posts. It was impossible to have an open…
  • how soon before the US in same state as Greece?

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:33 pm
    How soon before the US in the same financial state as Greece?  6 months, a year or what?
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  • Figuratively Earth

    Phen Weston
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Gentle passion cooed between magenta and divinity, neon tranquility flooding over horizontal religion, Along violet horizons, our path grew, she walked into the wild city, by barren nature, with barren mind, Strong touch slept in singularity of night, ships eclipsed by elliptic lilac sight, While on the bus semi-liquid children laughed in audible indulgence to mulberry yesterday, Their amethyst daydream, the now and then, passable elastic to the ancient city and bamboo stems, Of all the tender garths, do I occupy this heart? Calling softly with lavender emotions, to another distant day, each…
  • The New Age of "General" Philosophies-Why We Are Too Afraid to Think

    dogtagsofheaven
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    A quick observation that I came by today that I feel so compelled to write about… For a long while, I’ve been noticing a trend in thought within our popular culture. There is an emergence, today, of principles and morals that thrive on acceptance and tolerance. These principles, morals, motifs, and patterns of thoughts come across as more of slogans and banners than philosophical principles or schools of ethics. Let me give you a short list of these principles/thoughts/slogans: -Do what makes you happy -Love is love -We all just believe in the same thing -So long as you’re…
  • My opinions on magic and the left hand path

    Vincent Piazza
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    Warning!Opinions are like assholes,we all have them,but some of us don’t clean them often enough.What I write here are mine,and mine alone.I speak for no group or organization,just My Hat and I reflecting on what I have found to be true for my practice in the last 25 years.One of the concepts that exists in left-hand path,is the idea of going against nature. The same thought appears in Tantra and the Qabalah (including the Qlippoth) ,to raise the Kundalini or combine with Kether,you must walk backwards to the time when the universe was void or Ain.The Right and Left Hands of magic both…
  • Ancient government - modern government: Any difference?

    James
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Rule a kingdom by the Normal. Fight a battle by (abnormal: deceitful) tactics of surprise. Win the world by doing nothing. How do I know this is so? Through this – The more prohibitions there are, the poorer the people become. The more sharp weapons there are, The greater the chaos in the state. The more skills of technique, The more cunning things are produced. The greater the number of statutes, The greater the number of thieves and brigands. Therefore the sage (sagely king / ruler) says: I do nothing and the people are reformed. I love quietude and the people are righteous of…
  • 7/6/15: You Ask Which Way To Go

    dmarshall58
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I know only one consolation—following is a choice too
 
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  • Types of Racism: Hate

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:05 am
    I feel a little like I shouldn't wade into the whole issue of racism on this blog.  After all, I'm not terribly well-schooled in the whole thing.  But this seems to be the summer when both Canada and the USA have to deal with racism, because of the shootings in South Carolina and the report on the Residential School system. But one particular element has occurred to me that none of the coverage I've seen of these events. And it is such an important issue that I think it needs to be carefully isolated and spelled out in clear language for all to see. Some folks might wonder what this…
  • What is sanity?

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    The other day as part of my work I was asked by a patron if I would tell a girl in the library to "move on".  It seems that this woman likes to sit and watch movies in the library and burps and farts a lot. As a result, the air around her smells bad.  I've seen this woman and I suspect she has "issues".  I suggested that the other folks might show some compassion for her diminished social capacities and just move to another computer. The patron, who is also a friend, was amazed that that the library allows non-students with "issues" to use the library.  I pointed out that…
  • Is Permaculture Daoist?

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    I've been visiting my dear and beloved wife in Saint Louis Missouri this month.  One of the many things that bind us together is our interest in permaculture. To that end, we spend a good part of yesterday cutting off bits of a dead apricot tree in the back yard and piling it up in the garden to create a hugelkultur bed.Hugelkultur in a NutshellThe theory behind hugelkultur is that it uses dead wood as a mechanism for creating a structure to build plant communities around.  From the picture, it is obvious that part of this is a physical structure in that builds mounds that people…
  • Mencius, the "Qi Flood", and, Activism

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    14 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    I'm not moving very fast through Mencius, but I am attempting to try and keep working at it.  So here's a little more about his ideas. (Please bear with my attempts to keep up with the issues involved in transliterating Chinese words.  Hinton uses what I think is the old version "ch'i" whereas I am using what I believe is the more modern "Qi".  Also, some will note the word "taijiquan", which the Canadian Taijiquan Federation considers correct.  These may look odd, but lots of people with far better credentials than I have been confused about these things.)My second to…
  • What is the I-Ching?

    The Cloudwalking Owl
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:53 pm
    KMOI follow a series of Podcasts called the "C-Realm" which is put out by a fellow with the "stage name" of KMO.  It's difficult to say exactly what they are "about", because they range a gamut  of many different things from Peak Oil, police theory, gender politics, science fiction, hallucinogenic drugs, and so on.  The unifying element is that KMO attempts to draw psychological insights from the discussion.  I would highly recommend listening to what he and his guests have to say, as many times I have heard some very interesting ideas expressed on his show. Recently he…
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