More chi, moving the ghost, primordial wisdom, tao, nestorians

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      Tīṇimāni  bhikkhave titthāyatanāni, There are these three belief systems, monks, yāni paṇḍitehi samanuyuñjiyamānāni samanugāhiyamānāni samanubhāsiyamānāni and though questioned, queried, and discussed by wise men, param-pi gantvā akiriyāya saṇṭhahanti. (because they) have come down from others, they persist in … Continue reading

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More chi, more chi, more hesychasm, dhamma, ankh

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      So anekavihitaṁ iddhividhaṁ paccanubhoti: He experiences various kinds of psychic power: eko pi hutvā bahudhā hoti; having been one he becomes many; bahudhā pi hutvā eko hoti; having been many he becomes one; āvibhāvaṁ tirobhāvaṁ; he appears … Continue reading

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Truth on Earth, PTSD, Holy Spirit, Pneumatology, Soaring Crane

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      For visualizing the ten souls, the Baopuzi “Truth on Earth” chapter recommends taking dayao 大藥 “great medicines” and practicing a fenxing 分形 “divide/multiply the body” multilocation technique. My teacher used to say that to preserve Unity was … Continue reading

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Silence, Sacred Quietude, Thunder, Perfect Mind

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      It is now widely accepted that certain notions that we would tend to conceive as universal and immutable are in fact culturally specific. Silence is one of them. To give just one example, among the Western Apaches … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit, Chi, Spirits, Apparitions

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      Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the Angelic Orders? And even if one were to suddenly take me to its heart, I would vanish into its stronger existence. For beauty is nothing but the … Continue reading

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Stones, Flowers, Palamism, Prelest, Makyo

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  It was so utterly wonderful to find I could go so heartily & headily mad; for you know I had been priding myself on my peculiar sanity! And it was more wonderful yet to find the madness made up … Continue reading

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Enormous Wings, Total War, Bogomils, Brynach

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One morning Elisenda was cutting some bunches of onions for lunch when a wind that seemed to come from the high seas blew into the kitchen. Then she went to the window and caught the angel in his first attempts … Continue reading

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Holy Fools, Realism, Things, The Alien Emergency Consultant

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  ..they have certeyne Eremites, (whome they call Holy men) that are like … Gymnosophists for their life and behaviour: though farre unlike for their knowledge and learning. They use to go starke naked save a clout(h) about their middle, … Continue reading

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Cro Magnon, Monkey Realism, Merchant Adventurers, Old Believers

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        So…. I spent some hours reading the website I linked to in the previous essay, which, despite some scrappy translation and occasional oddity, imo, does give a rather nicely illustrated general overview of where we came … Continue reading

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Lascaux, Mara’s Wave, Mezin, Dream of the Rood

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      In the hospital yard there stands a small lodge surrounded by a perfect forest of burdocks, nettles, and wild hemp. Its roof is rusty, the chimney is tumbling down, the steps at the front-door are rotting away … Continue reading

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