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What Kind of Courage is Required of Us?

"Imagine a person taken out of his room, and without preparation or transition placed on the heights of a great mountain range. He would feel an unparalleled insecurity, an almost annihilating abandonment to the nameless. He would feel he was falling into outer space or shattering into a thousand pieces. What enormous lie would his brain concoct in order to give meaning to this and validate his senses? In such a way do all measures and distances change for Read more....

Jnanavatar

Sri Yukteshwar The Holy Science THE BINARY STAR The Lost Star of Myth & Time Cosmic Cycles of Time   The Holy Science Sri Yukteswar wrote The Holy Science in 1894. In the introduction, he wrote: "The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is an essential unity in all religions; that there is no difference in the truths inculcated by the various faiths; that there is but one method by which the world, both external Read more....

le vagabond de Dieu

John Randal Bradburne, O.F.S. * The purer he was the more he endured, beyond that dark archetype which seeks to prevent you and me embracing our nature's truth. His Life's offering true light, guiding him in patient kindness, a strong mirror Divine. Sacred Heart beating with his saw through appearances to soul's light in outcast poor; all equal before God. Friend of Eagle and Bee: Tree climber, pilgrim piper, poetry-maker, nature seeker: He Read more....

OPERATION REDEMPTION

OPERATION REDEMPTION A Vision of Hope in an Age of Turmoil "Out of the confusion of a crumbling society, will emerge individuals who are touched by higher guidance. These will inevitably flow together with others of like inspiration, and a new quality of society will begin to form. This is the true adventure of our time" Sir George Trevelyan POETRY AND THE AWAKENED MIND The WREKIN Forum Human well being cannot be divorced from the wellbeing of the natural Read more....

Sir Winston Churchill

"I have fled in the shape of a raven of prophetic speech." Taliesin Photo from Stuart Piggot’s book The Druids shows a young Churchill flanked by a number of men, some wearing druid robes and others in ordinary suits. Churchill’s initiation into the Albion Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids in August 1908 at Blenheim. The Druid Tradition, Phillip Carr-Gomm He describes Churchill’s initiation into the Ancient and Archaeological Order of Druids. During Read more....

Oshō 和尚

ENTANGLED Extricate yourself. Listen now, have ear! While you're still 'ere! Fear of family conventions, public opinion, are the worst for you. You think surrender of old traditions will bring you the loss of social standing! What misery awaits you for holding on, bound in fetters, in chains, you will suffer, invisibly, in denial, like a ghost, in the dark torture cell of quiet despair. The life you choose is your choice, so why you hang loose with Read more....

Pink Energies

”There is but One – the Free – The knower – Self! Without a name, without a form or stain. In him is Maya, dreaming all this dream. The witness, He appears as nature, soul. Know thou art That. Om Tat Sat Om” from 'The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda ( Vol 1-9 )' Peace - by Swami Vivekananda THE SORROWLESS SPACE OF LIGHT Mother Goddess, gives new space for acceptance, love, entirely unconditional, sends beams of Pink Light. Nurture, Read more....

Wizard of Edge II

 PART II In the darkness I wandered enduring, and through endurance I trusted with hope, in agony there was hope not in vain, here all pretenses were put to the fire, here was my taste of the end of the whip. Before me strange glowing creatures unfolded; visions of the hell into which I fell... I travelled deep inside the cave, scripture and song was empty; and struck a match to light my way. The darkness receeded in light, like pride degrading Read more....

Wizard of Edge I

Adventures in Landscape: Fliting coastal West to Aberdovey. Seeing crazed visions of Atlantean devastation cascade from the landscape towards the Irish Sea... I retreated inland, along the old paths over hills to Breconshire... and came across an old stone barn. Here I rested. Place of gentle rest, where red kites flew high up above, past cairns and deserted houses, saw sheep and a golden plover; lapwing stared at me. I looked hard across Read more....

The Shadow

AESTHETICS OF LIGHT: Light Banishes Darkness INVOCATION OF THE LIGHT ON THE DRUID STONES See earlier post on Sankara UnVeiling the Phantom Self - Healing the Pain Body Jason Lincoln Jeffers describes the Pain Body as: "Addiction to Drama = Trauma + Reaction = Karma" "A synthesis of personal pain we knowingly conceal from others based on our indiviualised repressions and a collective pain that resides within the energy field of a hive mind." He Read more....

ARCHANGEL MICHAEL

Erratic geniuses "Our mind feeds on worry and misery. Our mind feeds on the past and future. Our mind loves conflict and turmoil. It wants to be at odds, fighting against everything going on in its world. It is like we are adrift in a little boat in the middle of the ocean and our mind is a hurricane, a raging storm that just won't stop. But we can stop the mind. We can learn to silence our mind. We can learn to calm the raging storm and still the ocean and Read more....

Lord Melchizedek & The Grail

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind. To set at liberty those who are oppressed. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke (4:18-19) HIDDEN WISDOM IN THE BIBLE THEOSOPHICAL LIGHT ON THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE "Christ is crucified for us, and we crucify our flesh with its affections and lust. Atonement Read more....

Landscape & Nature’s InVisible Essen(c)e

さび quiet simplicity 侘 寂 Wabi-sabi The changing colours of the mountain and landscape, crest of a sea wave, richness of nature. This beauty you must bring to the canvas, to paint bright nature's beauty. Can you represent the truth? -An exact copy? It is good to bring the sense of freshness, the wabi-sabi, to understand that nature moves in cycles and the Light.   Japanese painting (Nihonga) means to perceive the invisible “essence” Read more....

The Light & The Merzbarn V

V SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE MERZ BARN 'THE NEW GEOMETRIES OF THE KURT SCHWITTERS MERZBARN by Harry Matthews Images Ⓒ Harry Matthews HAZMAN 2014-22 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED There is a liberating & redemptive power in the Merzbarn relief The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not over come it. John 1:5   THE MERZBARN & THE HOLY GRAIL Percival. Created by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for his poem 'Perceval, Read more....

A Poetic Key to MerzSHED II (Continued)

[They don't necessarily see a conflict with] Jesus and Krishna, (and Mohammed and Moses, and Confucius, Lao Tzu and Mahavira.
) Syncretists would say they all have perspectives on the ultimate truth, and that is a syncretic approach towards faith. In the top right corner with have Jesus and Krishna together. I mean that is quite a syncretic
portion there. The Collage is a piece of Alchemy. (The concept of turning lead into gold is about Read more....

A Poetic Key to MerzSHED II

From my notebook during the creation of MerzSHED II following a visit to the MerzBarn, January-April, 2011. by Harry Matthews (Hazman)   The Gardener plants but the Sun Gives the Growth O feel, honour is to be invited to speak at the seminar, and to create the collage, inspired by Kurt Schwitters, in the company of locals, artists and academics. I am over-awed by what we did in the humble shed in Levenshulme. It was a great Read more....

The Light & The Merzbarn IV

IV SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE MERZ BARN 'THE NEW GEOMETRIES OF THE KURT SCHWITTERS MERZBARN by Harry Matthews Text & Images Ⓒ Harry Matthews HAZMAN 2014-22 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED FRACTURES IN THE SUN TEMPLE The Persistence of The Light to release misery. Eros descends, an angel. Divine inspiration water-falls, deepening hard stone, scorching fire, heavenly bliss, enflames body; longing, timeless glances, eyes eternal with soul, suggests to Read more....

The Light & The Merzbarn III

III SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE MERZ BARN 'THE NEW GEOMETRIES OF THE KURT SCHWITTERS MERZBARN by Harry Matthews Text & Images Ⓒ Harry Matthews HAZMAN 2014-22 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The People which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up Matthew 4:16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14 Let your light so shine before men, Read more....

The Light & The Merzbarn II

II SHEDDING LIGHT ON THE MERZ BARN 'THE NEW GEOMETRIES OF THE KURT SCHWITTERS MERZBARN by Harry Matthews Text & Images Ⓒ Harry Matthews HAZMAN 2014-22 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with who is no fickleness, neither shadow of turning 1 Peter 2:9 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. Psalms 119: 105 memoranda  Schwitter's Read more....

The Light & The Merzbarn I

LIGHT DRAWN FROM THE FOUNTAIN OF NATURE AND OF MANUAL EXPERIENCE. TO WHICH IS ADDED A TREATISE CONCERNING THE LIGHT & THE MERZBARN PART I PART II PART III PART IV PART V by Harry Matthews 2014 Natura Artis Magistra. Nature is the teacher of art harry@harryart.co.uk Text & Images Ⓒ Harry Matthews HAZMAN 2014-22 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED With a Poetic Key to MerzSHED II & A Poetic Key to MerzSHED II (Continued) & A Transcription Read more....