LOSING EMMAAlthough the experiences referred to in this e-book happened not all that long ago, it all still feels like A.K. Reader material! What I’ve noticed most about this “Art of Recapitulation,” so named by reader Anthony in a comment today — as I recall, the phrase springs originally from Carlos Castenedas, his trickster shaman Don Juan — is that each time I consciously descend into an old experience, or into an old process that connected experiences, I feel myself once again, there, right there, inside that dimension for the time it takes to recapitulate it, mine its meaning and value. And the experience of doing this, day after day as I collect and share all these essays and other material from the past, is so wondrously multi-layered, multidimensional, and yet, curiously, as Anthony mentioned, freeing! By dipping into, and thoroughly recapitulating “heaviness,” I lighten up! Just one more paradox attending our very mysterious incorporated life here on this blessed Earth.
BTW: now that, at the age of 75, I am beginning the descending half of the third cycle of Saturn, I recognize Recapitulation as the specialized Gift of not only the third cycle, but including the two cycles preceding it. As if, in our spiralling through time, and if we can remain conscious throughout, then we are now, at my age, presented with an extraordinary and unparalleled opportunity to look back on life as a whole, in ways which are both increasingly detailed and yet also increasingly panaoramic. And the resulting multidimensional tapestry! Oh! Just so immensely, intensely rich that words fail to catch even a glimpse of the wonder .