The Path of Talismans

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  The prolific correspondence of the French philosopher and playwright Voltaire made him both famous and infamous. Some of his most scandalous letters were written to a certain Marie Louise Mignot. In a different place and time those letters could have cost the lives of both writer and recipient — not because of their explicit sexual content — it was …

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, …

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 …

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, …

Be the Change

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  “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” These words by Mahatma Gandhi have somehow mutated into “Be the change you want to see in the world.” …