This is a timely post for the season with an excellent YouTube clip. I hope everyone enjoys it.

Chrysalis

Dear Friends,

Teo Bishop shared this on his Facebook feed, and it seems not only a good way to remember the Imbolctide Season here, but to remember one of the Honored Dead…. although at least from what I’ve read of his work, and read and heard of him, I would not be too surprised if he were to join the ranks of the Mighty Dead.

Blessed be the Dead,

Blessed be the Living,

Blessed be Those Yet To Be,

Pax / Geoffrey

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And Now for Something Totally Different…

It’s Friday, and I wrote a short article for a change.  This seems like a good time to catch up on reading and hunt for new and interesting blogs.  This turned out to be a surprising evening.

I found an article so fascinating that I re-blogged for the first time.  It was my previous post, but it was so exceptional that I’m providing the link again: Prehistoric Wisdom.

I eventually wandered into grandfathersky’s blog and read Give Me a Reason.  It is an easy and interesting read, but it he ends with a poignant question: “What is there in our hearts and minds that we have forgotten?

I finally made my way to Katrina’s blog and read Never Settle.  Now, Katrina starts off sounding quite philosophical, but she suddenly goes to a place that I did not expect:

I’m feeling rather hopeful today.  It’s Friday, the weekend is upon us, so I’m writing a message of hope and possibility.  I’m not in the mood to be philosophical or even deep. Instead I’m feeling we all need fun, laughter and music.  To lighten up and just let ourselves be happy.  I’m sure by Monday, I’ll be back into my usual Spiritual Guru mode.  But for now, I hope you all have a great weekend.

She then embedded a fun Credence Clearwater Revival tune.  You really should check it out.  I was listening to it, tapping my foot, and realized that Katrina forgot dancing!  Dancing really rounds out “fun, laughter, and music.”

Grandfathersky wonders what we have forgotten.  Perhaps we are so busy pondering the problems of our times that we forget the simple things we need as human beings to maintain our health and sanity; a good weekend of fun, laughter, music and dancing.  It must be therapeutic!  Old Jules over at So Far from Heaven was posting quite a bit of music for awhile, and he has a down to earth kind of humor and wisdom.

I called up a playlist that I have hidden on an old MySpace account and waxed nostalgic.  In the process, I ran across an old rock tune with a bouncy rhythm and blues feel that is sort of contrasted by the lyrics, but it is still fun.  In the spirit of Katrina’s blog, here it is and I hope y’all enjoy it:

This one’s for Katrina!  😉

I’m not normally into reblogging, but this post is too precious. It also reflects some things I have been learning in Kabbalah. I hope everyone checks this one out.

TheGodGuy

One of the false notions modern civilization embraces is that humankind has a superior intellect to that of former times—especially prehistoric times.

But Emanuel Swedenborg and George Gurdjieff both disputed this contemporary assumption. They insisted that the human intellect has actually atrophied since remote times. Proof of this seemingly anti-intuitive position is that modern academics have great difficulty interpreting prehistoric and cave artwork. An element of mystery always surrounds ancient art.

Scholars try to interpret these images in purely natural terms, believing that ancient humans were merely trying to understand the physical world and habitat around them. They do leave some room for abstract thought and primitive religious expression. However, this abstract thought is seen as an early expression of human fantasy and superstition.

Not so!

What is misjudged is the depth of intellectual abstraction portrayed in the images used by prehistoric humans. These ancient images represent supra-natural (other-worldly)…

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