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The Garuda and Conflict

Mushrooms in autumn, Doorn NL The Garuda and conflict The world seems full of conflict. Through the media all kinds of conflicts parade before our eyes. Moreover, I bet that every human person has conflicts, had had them, and will have them. There seems to be no escape. To put it bluntly: Participating in a [...]

Monday, 6 February 2017|Categories: Conflictmanagement, De wiekslag van de garoeda|Tags: , |

It all changes; the past also?

Seqoias in Lady Bird Johnson Grove, CA It all changes; the past also? Lately I had a dream in which it was said that the phrase ‘times change’ is equal to ‘all changes’. This reminded me of the famous aphorism, attributed to Heraclitus: panta rhei, everything flows, that is bound to our Western understanding of [...]

Monday, 6 February 2017|Categories: Conflictmanagement, Consciousness|Tags: , , |

The Human Condition Part II

Cambodia Giant Roots overgrowing a temple The Human Condition Part II The basic claim of Griffith’s book, Freedom, The End of The Human Condition, is that in origin we humans are good, but due to a psychological misunderstanding (described in Part I) we sensed ourselves being bad, and through the psychological mechanism of projection the [...]

Monday, 6 February 2017|Categories: Consciousness, Nature|Tags: , |

The Human Condition Part I

Cambodia Giant roots overgrowing a temple ruin The Human Condition Part I The human species is a strange lot. We are on the one side full of loving kindness, selflessness, we are cooperative, easily willing to help, and so on. On the other side we are brutal murderers of our fellow men, and ruthless exploiters [...]

Sunday, 29 January 2017|Categories: Consciousness, Nature|Tags: , , |


Jan Willem and the shaman Don Lorenzo Jirillo discussing in Quechua Language Recently I watched the movie ‘Arrival’. Alien spaceships have reached the Earth, and communication has to be established. The soldiers in the movie think as military men do, in terms of friend or foe; they only speak one language, that of war. De [...]

Friday, 23 December 2016|Categories: Peru|Tags: |

Ritual and Ceremony

Festival of Q'ollur R'iti, Ausangate region in Peru Ritual and Ceremony Is there a difference between the two? The following might seem only a semantic issue, but I find it rather important. For most people ritual and ceremony may seem synonyms. Their arguing is that ritual holds ceremony and vice versa. But to me this [...]

Tuesday, 29 November 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Reality exploration Part II

Cape of Good Hope, SA,  Looking Beyond Reality exploration Part II In this blog I will discuss some aspects of what reality exploration might yield. Someone, having attended the meeting I described in Part I, called me. Being a musician, he told me that only by being in the moment, without thinking and deliberations of [...]

Tuesday, 1 November 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

What is Liberation?

Yellowstone Park USA What is Liberation? In the Clarification I have explained how in Buddhism enlightenment was marginalised into the highest secret knowledge. Zhabkar however, of whom my feeling is that he could be very obstinate and contrarious – his autobiography shows – says that this is not the case. Allegedly many of his students [...]

Saturday, 22 October 2016|Categories: God|Tags: |

Let’s leave religion out of it

Huaca of Q’ollur R’iti, Huaman Lipa region, Peru Let' leave religion out of it. I have once seen this sentence somewhere on the web, and attributed to de Dalai Lama. I could not find it again. I hope he has said it. But then, what does it mean? It is widely known that the Dalai [...]

Saturday, 22 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Abracadabra and Meaning

Crop circle 2009 What is the meaning of this? Is it language, a blueprint for a device?  Copyright Steve Alexander www.temporarytemples.co.uk, by permission. Abracadabra and Meaning Once in a while I roam on A Skeptic’s Dictionary (www.skepdic.com). The site is about exposing ‘strange beliefs, amusing deceptions and dangerous delusions’. It has some base in materialistic [...]

Saturday, 22 October 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |