Category Archives: mysticism

The illusion of suffering

I’ll grant you, it can be a pretty unpleasant illusion. I mean, people are cutting themselves. It’s not fun. Why do we do it? This is another of the ‘glitch in the myth’ series, which should all be in the … Continue reading

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It ain’t me.

It’s not me that you need to convince. Every so often I get into conversations with Well Meaning Christians. It’s something I try to avoid. They’re frustrating conversations. Mostly because it’s usually not about Christendom to start with. In the … Continue reading

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Spiritual awakenings and transpersonal psychology

  Stan Grof gave this talk at the SAND conference last year. If you’re not familiar with Transpersonal psychology, or psychology that overlaps into spirituality, you may find it an interesting talk. Particularly the mention of spiritual emergence and the … Continue reading

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The illusion of separation

Separation and loneliness is a huge issue right now. Important enough to interrupt the tech with a post about spirituality. Along with lots of discussion about meditation, in particular mindfulness, one sees articles about the outer darkness. The deep loneliness … Continue reading

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A Living Income

and the accounting adjustment. The Living Income. Not basic, because we’re not talking about stuffing people in awful concrete pigeon holes and feeding them bread and water. It’s enough to pay the rent, reasonable power and phone bills (not the … Continue reading

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Connection

There’s this feeling of separation and loneliness that pervades Western culture. Even down to the idea that humans were a separate order of creation and somehow set apart from the rest of nature. Nature was fallen and we had to … Continue reading

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Yahweh and his Asherah

This comes adjacent to a lot of thinking about the perils of Dominator culture. That term is used to describe the overt military, patriarchal culture that arose out of the bronze and iron ages. Yes it really is only a … Continue reading

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Peace, love, understanding and respect.

This has been going through my head for a little while. A friend mentioned to me that in certain music circles the saying ‘Peace, Love, Understanding and Respect” was a popular idea. As I’ve been thinking about the cultural baggage … Continue reading

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Creationism and biblical origins.

In mainstream media and online recently there have been all sorts of disputes about atheists, religion, creationism, evolution and so forth. People are going nuts about what is essentially a simple subject, so I’ll go on record for the sake … Continue reading

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Living with disability in rural Victoria.

This is something of an update journal entry. Trigger warning: Borderline Personality Disorder, depression, anxiety. So I move to rural Victoria. It’s another step really. When I first moved out to Melton it still had a sort of country feel … Continue reading

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