Nothing Started, Everything Finished

Modern religions still follow the example of earlier, undeveloped tribes and exalt past religious leaders to influence present-day people who lack true spiritual knowledge. Holy books are infused into people’s minds and misinterpretations of these books are invented to fit all situations, while the ‘living book’ of individual self-cultivation and personal growth is suppressed.

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guardians of immortality

Guardians Of Immortality & Transience

The NGV International’s 2019 winter masterpiece exhibition Terracotta Warriors: Guardians Of Immortality was concurrently run with an exhibition by modern Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. The contrast between ancient and modern China was brought to life in an original way, that tickled my fascination with ancient Chinese history. It also reminded me about how history repeats.

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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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Wond’rous Stories

Story-telling is one of humanity’s oldest endeavours. Shamans have used stories to pass culture on to descendants, to teach lore and law, and also to heal the body, mind, and spirit. This week on Steem @naturalmedicine asks us to consider our Medicine Stories.

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