Cogito…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* Doesn’t everyone now know that Physics is a sensual arrangement and interpretation of the world? Doesn’t everyone now accept that the objective world cannot be the work of our sense organs, alone? Still, the lover of wisdom must analyse everything. ‘I think,’ for example… Who thinks? Is it not,…

Life’s a beach…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
I knew it was early, too early to be getting up, and laid there pondering dreams for a while, thinking back through the night. There are many types of dream… the daydreams that lift us from the humdrum world and transport us in imagination to an elsewhere…

The Time Vampires

It’s a tough one, this. I love technology and I have a lasting belief that it has brought us a lot of good… but a nasty feeling that we are touching some of its ‘dark edges’; brought on, not because of the technology, itself, but because of the motive for profit and dominance inherent in…

Finding the jewel…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
“You are beautiful.” “You are love.” “You are light.” “Whatever you can imagine can be yours.” I am fed up of reading these feelgood assertions, offered as a placebo and generously sprinkled with glitter and fairydust. There is nothing wrong with the words themselves, but I grow increasingly frustrated…

Becoming Air

Standing here I feel as though my life Were a rising of sap An ascent of mind and heart A hissing of vitality, akin to steam ➰ From earth I am drawn To organic arising Within a perfected tree Which nourishes my Imperfections ➰ Until, old and swaying With faded crumbling leaf Stubbornly past its…

Deluge! II…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* … Wen and I are still in the British Museum mulling over one of the information boards… “We don’t normally hold with ‘establishment views’ but this one’s not bad.” “There seems to be a conflation of ‘Sages’ with ‘Gods’.” “That there are seven should, perhaps, be ringing some bells.”…

20/20 vision

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
“Hindsight,” wrote my friend, “has twenty-twenty vision.” It always seems that way, when we think back to what we could have, should have said or done. The witty retort, the other alternative…the thing we did not think of at the time… the course we ought to have taken instead…

The tip of the iceberg…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Image: mweweringPixabay It was just nine o’clock… I had potentially nine hours of healing sleep ahead of me and, as I’d been struggling to stay awake all day, I fully intended to use them. I was shivering, so I had, very sensibly, warmed the bed before getting…

On Philosophy…

Originally posted on Stuart France:
* It is clear that every ‘great philosophy’ is, no more and no less than, the confession of its author. To explain how a philosophy’s highest flung claims have been derived, therefore, we need only ask, ‘what really makes its author tick?’ The desire to know, is not, then, the…

Being here…

We were lined up against a stone wall – a very old stone wall. Forty ‘mystical pilgrims’ stood in the intense humidity of the entrance chamber to the Great Pyramid, dressed in simple robes; robes that had been used earlier in the day for a ritual baptism in the ancient inland waters of Lake Moeris….

The January Tree

  The January Tree — Stripped bare of Summer meaning Leaving only wood to sway I wait, endure, while others pass Along this rocky way ➰ Your feet are fast and fluid While mine are mired in earth Your thoughts too fast to capture While mine are simpler truth ➰ Come spring I will awaken…

The chapel at Haddon Hall

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Parts I, II , III , IV  and V of this visit can be found by clicking the links. Although it is the last thing I will share, the chapel was one of the first places we visited at Haddon Hall. In many respects, I have saved…