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Cosmic Joy…

No man is good enough to be another’s master. – William Morris Tinariwen on the stereo, a bit of incense going, good family discussion on the nations situation… What a great day. Another entry with The Joyous Cosmology, and we are winding up the month with a visit with the art and quotes of Mr. William Morris. We highlight a nice cabaret act from Oakland, “Vermillion Lies”, and the poetry of Christina Rossetti. Hope this finds you enjoying the early…

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Into The Cosmology II

So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing. Alan Watts Sunday Afternoon/Early Evening… after a day of working with our harvest, as well as driving out to Sauvie Island and visiting the various farms and nurseries we are back home. Rowan has had a minor break through with his writing, Mary has been putting away…

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For Rosemary…

Stand up and look at me, face to face My friend, Unloose the beauty of your eyes….. – Sappho This edition of Turfing is dedicated for Rosemary Woodruff Leary. In my conversations with her, I discovered a wonderful being, full of light, and laughter. I hope her autobiography finally sees the light of day soon. She was a pivotal figure in the last century, and has not received the full attention that she so rightly deserves. So, without much further…

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Joyous Cosmology…

The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. The unnamable is the eternally real. Naming is the origin of all particular things. ~~ This is the beginning of a series based on Alan Watt’s “The Joyous Cosmology”. It had a profound influence on my view, and subsequent spiritual forays. Mr. Watt’s hit the nail firmly on the head in this small book. There will be some…

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Erinna & Sappho

Although they are only breath, words which I command are immortal – Sappho Monday morning, and the sun is coming out. Such moments of perfection. These visions of beauty. To reflect upon that which is ever present. That which we call Love. Blessings, G ~~~~ On The Menu: Sappho Quotes Hossein Alizadeh (Neynava)-3 حسين علي زاده Erinna: A Life Erinna: Poems Sappho’s Erinna Sara Teasdale’s Erinna Hossein Alizadeh – In Concert ~~~~ Sappho Quotes: “When I look on you a…

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The World Soul

‘A Route of Evanescence With a revolving Wheel—’ Emily Dickinson This entry was originally designed around “The Great Speech”. It has grown a bit since. The events of the last couple of days, with the demonstrations on Wall Street going un-remarked upon by the media as a whole seems to point to a new low in disinformation from the corporate mouthpieces, so be it. We are now moving into a post corporate information zone, leaving behind the very concept of…

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Inner Spiral

Happy are those who find fault with themselves instead of finding fault with others. – Muhammad This edition features Rumi’s work put to music by Graeme Revell. We have had the album in our collection for 15 years. Some how, I nearly play it weekly. The album is called Vision II: Spirit of Rumi , which I would suggest to anyone who asked about it. We are also featuring the parables and poetry of the Andalusian Sufi Mystic, Mohiuddin ibn…

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Hadewijch of Antwerp

(Annunciation by Carlo Crivelli) You who want knowledge, seek the Oneness within There you will find the clear mirror already waiting – Hadewijch of Antwerp — Greetings, Woke up this morning, took a walk early with Mary and Sophie. On the way home, a flight of geese flew over us, concealed by low flying cloud. You could hear their calls as they flew over. It reminded me of the wild hunt. It stirred my mind back into times before. So…

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Al Baraka

Before there was a hint of civilization I carried a memory of your loose strand of hair, Oblivious, I carried inside me your pointed tip of hair. In its invisible realm, Your face of sun yearned for epiphany, Until each distinct thing was thrown into sight. From the first instant time took a breath, Your love lay in the soul, A treasure in the secret chest in the heart. Before the first seed shot up out of the rose bed…

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Into Another Era…

Your Prayers Your Prayers were Light And our worship peaceful. Your sleep an enemy of prayer Your life was test, but you let it go by without a thought. It’s ever-passing, slowly vanishes Before you know it -Rabia (Phoebe Anna Traquair – The Victory) This is perhaps a bit of cumbersome for a Sunday afternoon. I survived my 60th birthday, and have been generally milling about for the last week considering what that all meant. I have tried to avoid…

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