(part 1 of 3 part series)
After sailing about 100 miles from Papeete, Tahiti, the canoes arrived at Taputapuatea on April 25, following the historic protocol of entering via the sacred pass of Teava Moa. The stop was in honor of the ancient tradition of Hawaii’s Polynesian ancestors who would go to Taputapuatea, the spiritual center for voyagers of the Pacific, to ceremonially launch and close their voyages of discovery.
This is part #1 of 10 from a workshop that McKenna did in 1992 at Esalen, CA. Look to related videos for #’s 2-10. Wide ranging McKenna at his best.
This is a large and wide ranging series (of 26) assorted Native American traditional music including healing chants, flute music, drumming, etc/etc.
In this contribution to the emerging men’s movement, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette argue that mature masculinity is not abusive or domineering, but generative, creative, and empowering of the self and others. They clearly define the four mature male archetypes –  the king (the energy of just and creative ordering),  the warrior (the energy of aggressive but nonviolent action),  the magician (the energy of initiation and transformation), and  the lover (the energy that connects one to others and the world) – as well as the four immature patterns (divine child, oedipal child, trickster and hero). The authors propose the idea of a “man psychology” that is the key to true, mature masculinity. Deep, wise, important.
This is a fine collection of 34 assorted (Basically Jungian) selections
regarding the feminine psyche. Excellent in places.
Undoubtedly, one of the great spiritual classics of all time. The Tao te Ching reaches back 2,500 years into the formative mists of Chinese religious culture. Many have considered it to be “the wisest book ever written.” The heart of the teaching by Lao Tzu is about relationship– with self, with others, with the natural order, and with the Tao itself, as the great first principle which cannot be objectively spoken about but can be partially known by a deepened mind. There is great poetry and subtlety in this work.
In less than 5,000 words a most unique and profound teaching of one man’s perception and timeless wisdom is being offered.
Walking the Narrow Road
It is essential to understand that a new synthesis of knowledge as a New Emergent Worldview (N.E.W.) can only occur if we will continue to hold the problem in our mind’s eye in the spirit of humility and deep openness.
And… something we do not and cannot understand… is doing something we know not what. It is an emergent process.
It is facile (easy) to speak of openness and humility. Words are everywhere in this time. All too often we seduce ourselves and think that to express ideas with words is to point towards ourselves as exemplars of those words. We will need to walk our talk and that is never easy or simple. In fact, it is quite uncommon.
Essentially, in regard to this N.E.W– as the New Emergent Worldview, there are very, very few examples.
Essentially, only the very few ‘get it.’ It is not a static wisdom; but a process of emergent evolution of consciousness. It is not some half eyed, dreamily spoken, warmed over love the mother, ecological, back to the earth, love is the answer, feel good magic mantra that is being sold in the marketplaces of modernity. Blah….Blah….Blah.
However, we are definitely moving into that N.E.W. It is a birthing process that is underway. Life will mature this process if it is allowed and encouraged, watered and honored by people just like you the reader.
“Everyone is invited to become; but mis-direction inhibits our becoming.”
The ‘chosen people’ are those that choose to maintain the sacrifice. What is the sacrifice ?? What has it ever been but the self offering itself up on the alter of the true Self for the benefit of all and everything (as the diety, the God of our understanding, Mind, Tao, the ‘Great Mystery,’ consciousness itself. The name is secondary. What is central and most uncommon is to realize within oneself the connection. Perhaps, that is the great higher meaning for all human beings; and perhaps especially so in this period of huge change and transition.
Our real work is our sacrifice. We finally come to understand that deep within each and every moment of one’s life— within each ‘now~ever’ and forever present moment of one’s life, it is possible to make conscious connection between one’s self and that which is transcendent to it.
It seems to me that it is easy to say. Perhaps this is both the most important and difficult achievement of one’s life. For “Life is short and truth is long.” Thus we choose to walk the narrow road. Thus we choose.
We are entering into a period of time (the early years of the 21st century) where we are surrounded by an ever increasing number of problems that have no solutions. It seems to me that it is useful to understand that we are dealing with predicaments and not problems. Problems have solutions given the right leadership, resources, application, etc. Predicaments are different in that all too often they do not have simple solutions and must be lived through. They require fortitude and the courage to endure. One learns to ‘suffer consciously’ the burning issues of the day and age into which one is born as well as one’s own personal burden- so that one does not increase the gathering storm.
Predicaments are unique. Therefore, there is no map or set of answers waiting to be introduced. Something within our souls, spirits, and character must be located and be strengthened in order for authentic growth and passage down this corridor of time to occur. We are now being forced to wake up and grow up.
Nature is imposing suffering, tragedy, obstruction, difficulty in order to force us to find a new and higher order of thought. That new emerging worldview (N.E.W) is singing to us. It comes to us from the past, the present, and the future. It is calling to us. Can we hear it ?? Can we align with it ?? What then do we do, we ask ?? It is enough to ask that question to set processes into motion that need be discovered with intelligence and right intention.
‘Guns and Butter’ has been a strong force for real information for many years on west coast independent radio with Bonnie Faulkner. This issues discussed
here are critical to reaching a valid understanding of what has been happening in this century on a political and economic overview.
This is a large series (of 26) fine examples of Native American music.
Robert Moore, 1942 to 2016, was an honored author, Jungian analyst, and a noted leader-speaker in the men’s movement in the last 20 years