Category Archives: Of Spirit

Of the Spirit ~ Reflection of the Day:

In every step you take today, in every rest you take, beneath your feet, beneath your body, the soil …

Berry, Wendell, The Unsettling of America, 1977

It is the nature of the soil to be highly complex and variable, to conform very inexactly to human conclusions and rules. It is itself damaged by the imposition of alien patterns. Out of the random grammar and lexicon of possibilities – geological, topographical. climatological, biological – the soil of any one place makes its own and peculiar sense.

It is impossible to contemplate the life of the soil for very long without seeing it as analagous to the life of the spirit.


Beyond Comprehension; Installment III ~ Another Force

In the face of the limitless “horizontal” accumulation of privately owned debt-based currency, another more powerful force resounds through the cosmos to realign the minds, soul purposes and spiritual intents of all sentience.

As Inspiration

Behind creativity, that universal force inspires poets, writers, artists, thinkers, makers of things, inventors and doers of extraordinary deeds. Known as the Muse, that power streams through the Universe and is, in many ways, the Universe.

As a Tangible Force

The great Serbian inventor Nikolai Tesla tapped into the same power to seemingly create the technology that shapes the contemporary world. To know more;

To view an inventory of Tesla’s patents, please see;

Tesla’s Tap Root

A gifted researcher and voracious reader, Tesla discovered forgotten volumes of natural science written by Goethe. In reading Goethe to the exclu­sion of other philosophies, sensations, consciousness and corresponding structures that emanated from the natural world would form the basis of his resulting technologies.

Knowing the Universal Power/The Muse

The Aeneid of the Latin poet Virgil [born 70 BCE] begins;

“Oh Muse, retell to me now the causes of what happened then.” (as translated by mythologist and metahistorian John Lamb Lash – see

In Virgil’s inquiry, he asks for two revelations: for the Muse to retell what she knows about the founding of Rome, and for her to inform him of causes that came about in the past that explain the founding.

Virgil’s capacity to tell the story of Aeneas, the mythical founder of Rome, came not from his poetic talents or personal memory. Instead, the Muse to whom he appealed downloaded history, meaning and structure.
Characteristics of the Muse:

  1. A Primal Memory Source
  2. A Knower of Causality
  3. An Author of Moral Order
  4. A Source of Intent and Purposefulness

Antiquity and Contemporary Times

In the classical/pre-patriarchal art and myth of the West, the Muse is a version of a primal deity called “the goddess of memory.” By invoking her, Virgil acknowledged his reliance on a primal memory source for mythic recitation.

He did not author myth. He crafted the language but he did not create the mythos. He repeated what the Muse told him. He relied on her to fathom the causes of things past and the decisive events that led to Rome’s known historical founding.

Virgil did not invent mythical adventures. The Muse disclosed those events. Nikolai Tesla did not fathom the natural power of the universe. The Muse revealed her powers to him.

The Muse

In acts of remembering and disclosure rests a superhuman power, conceived as feminine, capable of direct input into human psyches.

As a divine, supernatural entity in some way connected to the natural world, the Muse dictates to receptive human instruments. According to Virgil and in harmony with revelations of the indigenous world, we remember in special ways when the Muse remembers for us.

Virgil and Tesla remembered in special ways. Those ways oppose the limitless accumulation of privately owned debt-based currency.

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Preview: Installment IV

The natural world extends into the cosmos, is the cosmos, is the universe…

Beyond Comprehension; Installment II

Horizontal vs. Vertical

The tasks and responsibilities of daily life require seeming “horizontal” focus of attention. Pressures, especially horizontal financial pressures, disconnect humanity from “vertical” soul purposes (individual and ancestral) and broader-based spiritual perspectives and realities. The horizontal worldwide usury-based private currency system opposes development of and reliance upon vertical spiritual resources.

Moral Certitude

As an outgrowth of the worldwide usury-based private currency system, limitless capital accumulation is the highest right and moral duty. (Leo Strauss, Natural Right and History)

The following represents the fulfillment of the same moral certitude by the same entities that own the worldwide usury-based private currency system:

  • Globalization
  • The Global War on Terror and Terrorism
  • Privatization
  • Austerity Campaigns
  • Wars Without End
  • Destabilization and Regime Change
  • Control of and Commoditizing of all Human Activity, and
  • The Destruction of Law and Natural Resources

Horizontal Economics: Overview of the Architecture

Of these horizontal (non-spiritual) phenomena be known;

1)   The British Law of 1666 (II Charles, c.5), also known as The Free Coinage Act provides the legal (not lawful) underpinnings of the worldwide usury-based private currency system in which banker/elite partnerships/corporate entities known commonly as countries (the United States, the UK, France and all other national identities) issue IOUs disguised as dollars, euros, pounds, francs, etc.

2)   The Bank of England, established in 1694 to issue the above usury-based private currency within the banker/elite partnership/corporate entity known as the British Empire, became the model for similar implementation (The Bank of France, The Federal Reserve, etc.) within other banker/elite partnership/corporate entities (France, the United States, etc.).

3)   Supposed National and Global Indebtedness represent the collective, historical issue and continual rollover of those IOUs.

4)   Inflation, Booms and Bubbles represent the expansionary issue of the above IOUs.

5)   Periodic Recessions, Depressions and Austerity Measures represent debt-calls on the same IOUs.

6)   The effects and seemingly unrelated consequences of the worldwide usury-based private currency system accompany horizontal thought and action.

7)   Because the invisible owners of the worldwide usury-based private currency system participate in every human exchange, horizontal groupthink prevails.

8)   Horizontal groupthink produces consensus.

9)   That consensus shapes and colors seeming reality.

10)   That seeming reality represents distortions of the human mind, soul purpose and spiritual intent.

Preview: Installment III

In contrast to limitless capital accumulation, another more powerful force resounds through the cosmos to realign the minds, soul purposes and spiritual intents of all sentience.

Beyond Comprehension; Installment 1

Prophecies, old and new, coupled with direct observation of factual evidence cause us, if we dare, to shudder with fear when we consider the course of this world.

Why fear?

In my first installment of Beyond Comprehension, I take a different route, beginning in the “vertical”, unaffected world of Spirit where wisdom and inspiration resound in contrast to the “horizontal” affections of the material world.

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And while I stood there
I saw more than I can tell,
and I understood more than I saw;
for I was seeing in a sacred manner
the shapes of things in the spirit,
and the shape of all shapes as they must
live together like one being.

Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks

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Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Chief Seattle, 1854

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We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.


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One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?”

“No”, answered Buddha.

“Then are you a healer?”

“No”, Buddha replied.

“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.

“No, I am not a teacher.”

“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated.

“I am awake”, Buddha replied.

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True Wisdom:
Understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all things.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Man comes here [on Earth] for the sole purpose of learning to break the cords that bind his soul.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
Anybody hear the forest fall?

Bruce Cockburn

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“Music is a higher revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.

Music is the electrical soil
in which the spirit lives,
thinks and invents.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

Awakening: Spirit Lodge with Ama White Owl

Shamaness aglow, glowing


Our personal journeys define the possibilities and the context in which we awaken. But to what do we awaken?

In the midst of global turmoil, do we awaken politically, economically, socially? Does political interest define awakening? Economics? Social norms? Does the world define our awakening?

Or do other parts of us awaken? Do we awaken in our souls? In spirit? If so, where and how?

Shapeshifting into a White Owl

Celtic, Persian,

the Shamaness Awaits

Spirit Lodge

A mystical place, Spirit Lodge, a place of Spirit, a Mystery School in Spirit, to which I travel, accessed through the shamaness with whom I live, and for whom I ponder in recollections and reflections.

Spirit, Soul, Body – Three aspects of Self.

Spirit, where we originate as divine intent. Soul, the accumulated experiences of multiple lifetimes. Body, this lifetime, poses as mind. Body-mind.

Each aspect alive and living though we function in this world primarily within our body-minds, within our human selves who tend to disconnect from Soul and Spirit.

In Soul, accumulated conflicts, unresolved issues and beliefs simmer. In Body, amidst a propagandized world, our minds resist nature. Unable to penetrate knowing, human selves act upon beliefs birthed in disconnected chaos.

In the heart of the shamaness

Spirit, Soul and Body stream seamlessly

The White Owl is Ama

Without a shamaness to guide us and to reconnect us to Soul and Spirit, to what will our disconnected human selves awaken?

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