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July 2013 Blog Posts (10)


Family » by Jo Christian Oterhals)

At some point during this past winter, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I…


Added by Christopher Stewart on July 23, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Arnaud Desjardins

Arnaud Desjardins: Cultural Bridge-builder Toward the East

Rene Wadlow


            Arnaud Desjardins (1925-2011) was a leading figure in introducing the broader French public to the philosophies and religious practices of Asia.  His films devoted to Tibetan Buddhist leaders, Indian religious teachers, Japanese Zen philosophers, and Afghan Sufis were widely shown on French television in the 1960s and early 1970s when such…


Added by Rene Waflow on July 23, 2013 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Indra's Net (A Review)

Robin Robertson

Indra’s Net : Alchemy and Chaos Theory as Models for Transformation

(Wheaton, IL: Quest Books, 2009, 182pp.)


            The most important lesson

            but one that’s seldom adequately learned

            is that, like sub-atomic particles,

            everything with life exists

            within a field of force

            in which all affect and are…


Added by Rene Waflow on July 19, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

10 Things Most Americans Don’t Know About America

By Mark Mason


July 16, 2013


- Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him. This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I don’t want to be near him at the…


Added by Nada Jung on July 18, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Metamorphosis by Maria-Luise Bodirsky


May you awaken to the mystery of being here

and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.

May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.

May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path.

May the flame of anger free you from falsity.

May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you.

May your outer dignity…


Added by Luna Arjuna on July 17, 2013 at 10:52pm — No Comments


Bodies are articulations. The human body is one form of biotic speech, similar to yet different from the body of the jaguar, as to the body of the orca, as to the sable-feathered, light boned flesh of raven.

Through bodies, evolution, diversity, even Earth herself and guiding divinity, initiates communication. Such is why there are levels of motion and differences in textures and colors and sensitivities.

Faces are articulations too. The human face, structurally of a kind,…


Added by David Sparenberg on July 11, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Non-violence; In Tune with The Infinite

Non-violence : In Tune With The Infinite


Rene Wadlow



            I do not believe that the spiritual law works in a field of its own.  On the contrary, it expresses itself only through the ordinary activities of life.  It thus affects the economic, the social and the political fields.       Mohandas K. Gandhi


             For Mahatma Gandhi, non-violence…


Added by Rene Waflow on July 9, 2013 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

SWP Porch

Southwestpoet Says...

Come gather round my porch.

As the songbirds of the evening

lay their wings down and nest.

Listen to the meoldies and

seek the words of love,

as its soothes your living soul.

Find you a chair,ease your burdens for the day,

as the winds blow softly over your skin.

Allow the evening shadows to fall where they may,

as you land softly on your pillow of…

Added by Southwestpoet on July 4, 2013 at 1:38am — No Comments

Time Passagess



Only in time passages…


Added by Southwestpoet on July 4, 2013 at 1:09am — No Comments

The Inner Light and the Focused Mind (A Review)

The Inner Light and the Focused Mind

Rene Wadlow


Mitch Horowitz

Occult America

(New York: Bantam Books, 2010, 290pp)


            Mitch Horowitz tells in a lively way the American path to the New Age.  As he writes “Most people, thought schools, or movements identified as New Age from the 1970s through the early twenty-first century shared these traits:

1)      Belief in the…


Added by Rene Waflow on July 2, 2013 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

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