Category Archives: conscious grieving

Some Reflections on “the opposites”: Life and Death

“Death sits on your left shoulder “— shaman Don Juan Matus, who author Carlos Casteneda claimed instructed him, back in the 1960s. Not sure that’s the actual quote, but it’s close. A message I have never forgotten. And actually, I didn’t … Continue reading

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On Shadows, both real and even more real.

Whatever old gunky stuff clogging up my lungs, infecting my body’s arsenal of “what is no longer needed,” seems to have been mostly purged yesterday — we’ll see! Don’t get cocky, Ann! Yesterday’s purge came one day after I had … Continue reading

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Bridging/Blending Above & Below: Joe Landwehr, Pema Chodron, and a crucial astrological note

In one of the regularly noticeable synchronicities that punctuates my magical life, this morning I read a very interesting article in the current issue of Mountain Astrologer, by Joe Landwehr, “Ceres, Climate Change and the Bardo State,” in which he … Continue reading

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California Drought: Three stories, three responses — and ramifications

Now that — Nearly 80% of California now under extreme drought conditions and California Drought Threatens Food Supply of All Americans — we might stop to consider how we respond in such long emergencies. And of course, what are the … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Steven Gaskin: Hippie Guru and Founder of The Farm in Tennessee

I note this man’s passing because I was there in spirit when Steven Gaskin led a calvacade of hippie conveyances across the U.S. I had devoured The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test in 1968, the saga of Ken Kesey and his … Continue reading

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Bloomington's Carrol Krause, on her enlivening journey with cancer

I’d say that Carroll, unlike many others, is responding to her cancer, rather than reacting. She is not the only person I know here who is in the middle of a “terminal” journey with a developing cancer, and has responded … Continue reading

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Allan L. Roland, on the loving state of soul consciousness that exists beyond space and time and death

Allan L. Roland brings the heart to Veterans Today, as well as to veterans, who come to him for counseling. This is just an example of the kinds of stories he places there. My own introduction to The Field of … Continue reading

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Uranus square Pluto 2014, the “crux pitch”: a new kind of “shock and awe”

  Crux Pitch, a climbing term: the most difficult part of the climb. We are now about to head into the second half of 2014, laboriously (and for the PTB, begrudgingly) inching up the dizzying “crux pitch” stage of the … Continue reading

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Former Vietnam Marine: “You have my admiration, Sergeant Bergdahl”

Powerful writing by a journalist, mercenary expert, and untamed “fool” who’s seen it all and done it all, by the looks of his bio. For me, it’s pretty much impossible to disagree with his precise, nuanced, full-color view of how … Continue reading

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Ongoing-Wars Department: Charlie McGrath and Zen Gardner, on ISIS Iraq

On WAR: Remember, folks, we’re just pretending that the round Earth is divided into parts, called “nation states” — and fighting over and for them.   As for the intricacies of “the (coming? ongoing? multi-layered) fog of war” that fuels … Continue reading

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