Around the Sacred Mountain

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  Each period of human Consciousness is a significant step forward on our evolutionary path. Now we are invited to progress beyond adulthood, beyond the mental structure, and beyond our rational paradigm. At first sight we can only see old age. That doesn’t look like progress. It looks like decline, frailty, and moving towards death. We want to live long, …

At the School of Life

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  Now you are an adult, and you are finally free to create your own life. Sounds great, except — by some random twist of fate — you find yourself caught up in a cage of social norms, familiar patterns, and personal limitations. Internal constraints like fear and self-doubt don’t help either, or so it seems. No, wait — what …

On The Heroic Journey

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  How do you become rich, slim, and famous? In a little book from 1959 Egon Jameson, Corey Ford, and Loriot pursued this popular question with the sharp eye of social satire. The slim volume is split into 3 sections with pieces of advice, harvested from the fertile soil between wishful thinking and nonsense. 1 — HOW DO I BECOME …

In a Magic Kingdom

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  Once upon a time a new world was born. It was known as the Magic Kingdom of Childhood. The kingdom appeared to be ruled by a queen and a king. One day they had a baby. It was a boy. The parents were overjoyed. The king and queen looked at their little prince with awe and wonder. They watched …

Consciousness in Paradise

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  Human Consciousness begins life, as far as we know, in a woman’s womb. This early period is generally associated with innocence — or ignorance — and bliss. There is nothing we have to do apart from being there. Our mere existence makes other people happy. We have no responsibilities, and everything we need in life is taken care of. …

5 Periods of Consciousness

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  In Chapter 9 we discovered some principles of biosophy. Biosophical learning is essential for our work of creation. It enables us to participate in the process of transforming our suffering into healing — or wholeness. Suffering is part of life, and wellbeing grows with the expansion of personal wisdom. Chapter 10 gave us a few glimpses into what biosophy …

Biosophy

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  What is biosophy? Let’s start with this little test: Biosophy is… (a) … an educational and philosophical movement founded by the Austrian engineer and philosopher Frederick Kettner. (b) … a term coined by Ignaz Paul Vitalis Troxler, the founder of Switzerland. (c) … a German health-food shop. (d) … a fancy term for life wisdom. To pass this test, …

Looking Back

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  Before Siddharta Gautama became the Buddha, he went to Brahma, the god of the Hindus and said, “Oh great Brahma, I hear you are the world creator. Since you created it, you must know how it works. I am determined to know how the world works, so please tell me.”* After some hesitation, Brahma decided to have a word …

The Dream of Paradise

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  How long does it take? Severn Suzuki was 12 years old when she spoke at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. She had travelled 5,000 miles from Toronto, to tell the adults “you must change your ways.” “I have dreamt of seeing the great herds of wild animals, jungles and rainforests, full of birds and butterflies, …