The Crucible Of The Soul

Personal transformation is something we all want, and are often afraid to undertake. The ancient Chinese Book of Changes can offer insights into how we can go about such processes of change so the effects are beneficial and long-lasting. In particular, the hexagram called DǏNG, or ‘The Cauldron’ provides an enigmatic key to learning how to establish something new after we’ve undergone such transformational processes.

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Language Is Chaos

Talk to most people about the state of disorder in the world, and there is one thing that most people will agree on: that miscommunication is a major factor. The inability to understand what someone else means appears to be a common trait throughout human civilisation. It begs the question of whether or not human language is inherently chaotic. Does this mean the perennial search for a single, unifying theory is what drives human culture and innovation, or is it a mechanism to ensure diversity and open-feedback?

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Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?

This week I was invited to consider what it means to have the freedom of sexual expression as part of the #freedomtribe #freedomfriday challenge. My limited experience and involvement with Taoist sexual alchemy and neo-tantric/shamanic sexuality has been deeply healing and awe-inspiring. I’m also troubled by some of what I’ve encountered.

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Power And Spirit

This week I was invited to consider what it means to have the freedom of personal power as part of the #freedomtribe #freedomfriday challenge. I found the contemplation on this to be both challenging and enlightening, and realised I have more ‘personal power’ than I originally thought at the start of this exercise.

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