Essays

Beginner’s Mind

The odd thing Is that every Westerner Approaches the practice of meditation With a goal in mind Without exception The even odder thing Is that from an Eastern point of view [Particularly Daoist/Zen Buddhist Which are very related and symbiotic… Read More ›

Nature and Nurture

Nature and Nurture Nature versus nurture The great psychological conundrum That we ask ourselves each and every day While we confront the challenges and obstacles That stand between us and what we want Obstacles as it turns out That could… Read More ›

Divination in the I Ching

Divination, omens, portents etc. was a common practice throughout all of the ancient world in fact.  As already mentioned we see the practice, and its relationship with the priestly class not only in ancient Greece but most certainly ancient Persia… Read More ›

A Walk with Moses

Moses and his One God: Jewish Roots Christianity and Islam are the most wide spread and influential monotheistic religions in the world today by any measure, and both sprung from and were heavily influenced by the monotheistic religions, and metaphysical and… Read More ›

What is Vedanta?

Introduction The ancient Indo-Aryan civilization sprung forth in the Indus valley region in modern day India and Pakistan (to the ancients Eastern Persia), and was the source of the “Vedas”, some of the oldest extant literature of mankind. This ancient… Read More ›