- The Philosophy of Being
Post Modern Spiritualism - Neo Daoism
To begin with
I will not single out Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, Druidry,
Shamanism or Hinduism here. To me they are ONE and the same.
In Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism also, I find similar qualities.
ALL, I believe are philosophies of Life ... Not faiths, or beliefs
or RELIGIONS. Though there are those who would practice them
and accept them as the later. I do not deem those who embrace
these spiritual philosophies as faith and beliefs are wrong.
It is up to the individual to decide what is good and works
for them. Faith starts with the heart and ends with the head.
We are all entitled to believe what we choose and what we use
in our lives to make it happy, justified and constructive.
said and I quote:
is no such thing as unreality. Just different forms of reality!"
Thus said however,
what is real and works for the individual, is not necessarily
real for another.
have not mentioned Christianity, Islam or Judaism here. I believe
the Bible, Koran and Torah are all beautiful books of poetry
and philosophy and in some respect historically factual. Yet,
I believe they have outlived their usage. I mean no discourtesy
to those who follow these faiths as this is my personal view
I am a Wayist,
Spiritualist, a Eclectic and a Nihilistic Heathen.
I do not pretend
or pertain to be an expert on 'The
Way'. There are none, I believe, who can claim to fully
possess this quality or qualification.
or representatives of all religions possess only the knowledge
that their individual religion deems of importance to be passed
onto the followers and disciples of that individual faith.
No ONE has the
right to preach or imply their faith or even will on another
and exceptance and tolerance of another's chosen religion is
paramount to achieve Spiritual Harmony and Self-Realization,
and yes, even Peace of Mind.
I am a true
ecumenicist, as well. I accept all religions, as the individual
faith of the person who holds that faith. What YOU,
the reader, believes to be true and appropriate for YOU,
is just that, and I bow to the God or Goddess within you.
All religions philosophies are basically correct, it is the
fine points that need tuning. A study of history and mythology
needs to be undertaken to find that technically all RELIGIONS
are preaching the same thing.
Only Taoism is not symbolic in its simple messages, and like
Buddhism the state of DIVINENESS can be obtained with the discipline
of MIND and SPIRIT.
Words and languages
I believe are often inadequate in describing the true nature
of things; the feelings we have; the emotions we strive to control,
both Positive and Negative -the Yin Yang. As a wordsmith (poet),
I struggle often to find the words to get a message across.
I write from the heart and find that words often fail to project
my true feelings. Here also, I may use words that the reader
may stumble across and therefore, feel confused by the structure
of my philosophy.
To gather this
insight I struggled through a turbulent life to finally reach
what I perceive as enlightenment .... For "Me".
With this writing,
I am aiming to bring enlightenment to those readers who wish
to be enlightened. I am not asking you to unthinkingly accept
what I believe or even follow it as gospel. You, my dear
friends are encouraged to even doubt what I have presented to
you for the whole purpose of what is enclosed within is to get
you 'Thinking '.
you want to change the world my friend, change your thinking
We are ALL inter-linked. You my friends are my kindred souls
my spiritual brothers and sisters. We've been the all of it
you and I . We've been the up and the down of it, and the left
and the right of it. The Yin & Yang of it. We've been the
has and the had of it. We've been the here and the there of
it, and the now and the then of it. We've been the big and small
of it, the male and the female of it, the good and the bad of
it. We've all been the ALL of it.
everything in nature; everything in the physical world is cyclical
and involves a never-ending coming and going, expansion and
Everything is in a constant state of evolution. Everything is
in transition. The rising and setting of the Sun; the waning
and waxing of the moon. The seconds; the minutes; the hours;
the days; the weeks; the months and years continue to come and
go. Organic life is born, lives, grows old and dies and new
birth begins the cycle anew.
This is the fundamental nature of the universe.
UNIVERSAL HARMONY IS THE CENTRAL
PHILOSOPHY OF ALL RELIGIONS. IT IS WHAT I BELIEVE.
The Spirit is everything and Everything is the Spirit.
The Spirit is the Universe. To be in harmony with the
universe is to be in harmony with The Spirit. To be with
the Spirit; to be ONE with the Spirit; to be part
of the Spirit; to be the Spirit is to seek the
It is a state
not ONLY in Spirit but in MIND.
If you chose
to refer to the Spirit as a Deity or even ONE Supreme
God this is entirely up to you, the Individual.
SO where does the Magic come into it. Magic is all around us.
It is as much a part of us as it is a part of the Universal.
Which is endless and infinitive.
I myself seldom
use spellcraft, or candle magic or crystal magic or any other
tools although I do use these tools ...For that is what they
are, tools. It is the power of the Spirit and the Mind that
actually makes the magic happen. Even in the mundane magic exists.
We (and I feel the Christians shudder at this point) all are
It is the intent
of our actions that govern who we are.
LOVE for all
beings without exception (Agape love)
and the acquisition of GLOBAL COMPASSION are the
IDEAL QUALITIES for SPIRITUAL PERFECTION!
At least, it is the starting point to begin our individual journey.
Those who acquire
will acquire wisdom, happiness and love.
A need to suppress one's EGO and to be more
CONSIDERATE of others is paramount. It's all right
to be selfish sometimes
but to be so at someone else's expense,
is hardly COMPASSIONATE.
We need to take other's feelings into CONSIDERATION
before we act out our desires.
1. EVERY ACTION HAS A REACTION and EVERY REACTION
IS FOLLOWED BY AN ACTION.
2. A WISE MAN THINKS BEFORE HE OPENS HIS MOUTH
ONLY A FOOL SPEAKS BEFORE HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS GOING TO SAY
OR HOW HE IS GOING TO SAY IT; ONLY A FOOL ACTS
BEFORE HE THINKS.
3. THE SPOKEN
WORD CAN NEVER BE RETRACTED.
4. THE QUICKEST WAY TO A DESTINATION IS A STRAIGHT LINE.
We all get caught
up with the MUNDANE of our own existence
but we should NOT let the importance of the TRIVIAL
disrupt our PEACE OF MIND and the GOODNESS in our thoughts.
BE TRUE UNTO
YOURSELF and be SELF-AWARE.
OF SPIRITUAL BEING
Being of Divineness.
the Potential of All Beings. The lives of the deities articulate
- actualise - all that is possible for the beings, be they human
or gods. This complete potential might be termed totipotential;
the totality of potential. This totality of potential carries
no implication of values, no commitment to 'good' or 'compassion'
versus 'bad' or 'evil. Such concepts are forever relative within
various philosophies and there is no possibility of 'objectivity'
in either linguistic definition or actual behavior. Nonetheless,
the undesirable, destructiveness of the 'dark side' of human
and god nature is clear, and does not need elaborate explanation.
The mytho-poetic lives of the gods explore the complete range
of the possible. That panorama presents to us the full spectrum
of what might be possible under 'ideal' conditions for human
transformation. This full range of possibilities contains both
'black' and 'white' powers; sorcerers may do good or evil. But
more importantly, it contains possibilities for more than 'power';
it reveals the potential for spiritual transformation. If the
Buddhists are right, that is our unique legacy; our unique potential.
2: WISDOM HAPPINESS
LOVE Immortality be damned! In any case, that attribute may
be uniquely reserved for the gods. The unique legacy of human
beings is the possibility for spiritual transformation and the
acquisition of global compassion; love for all beings without
exception. The gods, for all their awesome powers, are forever
fixed in the particular spiritual state of their niche. Those
who acquire compassion, acquire wisdom, happiness and love.
Those qualities may be applied to one's close and intimate daily
relationships and/or humanity and Gaia at large. We thereby
hold in our hands the ultimate power, the possibility of affecting
the QUALITY of our emotional/spiritual lives and also the possibility
of the affecting the QUALITY of Gaia -Mother Earth - the global
ecosystem. We can all be bodhisattvas to Gaia if we choose.
3: Create the
Structure of Human Society The fundamentals of human society;
family, clan and tribe with their attendant rituals did not
spring de novo from the mind of humankind. Our societies, with
their passions, complexity, happiness and unhappiness mirror
that of gods. We MUST mirror the gods, not because we are inferior
parrots, but because the closest of reciprocal relationships
provides the most complete, multilevel nourishment for ALL,
both the gods and us. The mirror reflects reciprocity and the
possibility for the healthiest of symbiosis. If our social and
mytho-poetic structures did not mirror 'heaven' then the reciprocal
nurturing behavior which leads to the best of all possible 'worlds'
would be much more difficult. When our Bicameral Minds Broke
Down(c.3,000 BC - 0 AD) and Consciousness with its Self Awareness
and narrative 'I' appeared, we lost the easy ability to talk
to the gods. We MUST regain it if our overall 'health' is to
be restored. Isolated regions of recovery, as promoted by Western
reductionist science when working alone, will not suffice.
4: Society NEEDS
Nurture from the Gods In principle the rationale is simple.
Do you wish to be 'healthy' on both the spiritual and physical
planes? Of course, you say. Well, there is a price to pay; everything
is not possible in all 'worlds'. You must pick and choose and
be content with the gains and losses. The exercise of raw, exploitative
power in whatever realm can not coincide with the achievement
of a totipotent 'health'. The narcotic highs produced by physical
or verbal abuse, the pursuits of material wealth, the acquisition
of ecological power and the indulgence of psychological or physical
obsessions are forever incompatible with a spiritual and compassionate
life. They are also incompatible with the achievement of happiness
and love, those forever indefinable, but we 'know-it-when-we-find-it'
5: The Gods
REQUIRE Nurture from Society. Yes, the Gods do require and NEED
us. Not simply for the ego gratification of having something
worship you. The Gods are dependent upon us for spiritual nourishment,
love, respect and acknowledgment that life is rich and worth
living. Sounds like some of the qualities of a good human relationship,
doesn't it? Well it is; the Gods need our love or they are left
alone with themselves and that is not conducive to their happiness.
The objective truth is that they possess, as do we, an intense
need for intimacy. Love and intimacy appear to be global needs,
global truths; there are very few beings who can legitimately
do without them. Their existence serves only to illustrate the
statistical fluctuations from the mean that are possible in
large populations; they do not indicate a life path that most
of us can follow towards fulfilment. If you don't believe this,
contemplate the death of the so-called pagan gods and above
all, the near extinction of the Great Goddess. Physically she
is immortal, but that is not the point. At the hands of a judgmental,
power-oriented, chauvinistic Christianity, she nearly died a
6: That Food
is Dreamtime Ritual Today, we think that the Dreamtime is specific
tothe native Australians but the historical record suggestsotherwise.
These extraordinary people are 'simply' the last stewards of
the Dreamtime; they have miraculously preserved it into the
20th century. In the Dreamtime, the gods walked the earth and
shaped it according to their creative whims and their serious
needs. That creation of the 'world' also structured it for us;
it provided the frame for the 'mirror' with which we reflect
'heaven'. In ritual, we leave linear, secular time and enter
the sacred time of the Dreamtime. In that space, we can communicate
with the gods directly, learn from them and possibly acquire
spiritual knowledge of the type that is forever beyond language.
In such mytho-poetic rituals, we explore other dimensions of
the 'world' and dimensions of ourselves that are not reachable
otherwise. If we cannot do so directly, the shaman will do so
for us with the difficult techniques of ecstasy, for that is
his sacred trust. When the shaman returns from spirit-soul journeys,
he or she communicates the experience to the clan and all are
enriched and made wiser by the experience.
Allows the Gods to Live and Create. Nourished by the APPROPRIATE
rituals, the gods have their health renewed and are able to
continue to live out their mytho-poetic lives and create. BUT,
the rituals must be appropriate, they must possess spiritual
integrity. Almost any behavior can become ritualistic if repeated
within a recognizable structure but all rituals are neither
spiritual nor healthy. The obsessive behaviour of the autistic
person is ritualistic but cannot lead to spiritual growth. Our
society's indulgence in the acquisition of material wealth and
power, 'professional' sports, material exploitation of the earth,
and the obsessive feeding of our immature egos through distorted,
immature and often abusive relationships all have ritualistic
aspects. However, anyone with a little insight would not label
such activities as spiritual ritual. The common element that
flows through our impoverished 'rituals' is the infatuation
with power and the ego. For ritual to possess integrity and
the potential to the contact the Dreamtime, those elements must
8: Embody the
Evolutionary Process. Healthy Mytho-poetica is stable, contextual
and ever-changing. The embodiment of evolutionary potential
is transferred to us, the humans, yet all evolutionary change
is not necessarily for the better. The Breakdown of the Bicameral
Mind was an epochal evolutionary event and left us with a much
more complex 'world' and the gains and losses are difficult
to assess. Would you trade 'consciousness', 'self awareness'
and the 'narrative I' for a greater sense of spiritual well
being? Would you trade modern technological Western society,
with all of its material wonders (including this computer!)
for a near guarantee of spiritual happiness? Is it necessary
to trade ,is this concept of gains and losses beside the point?
Can we have it all? Can we have great technological understanding
with its unavoidable, intense use of the ecology and a Unicameral
Mind that is at ease with communication with the gods and is
capable of benefiting from such a relationship? Can you imagine
a ttechnological West with compassion towards Gaia and all the
9: Reality of Spiritual Transformation Unknown shamen, Zoroaster,
Vardhamana, Buddha, Confucius, Lao-tzu, Jesus Christ, Mohammed
translates as THE WAY, and the simplest definition of Tao, is
that IT is the WILL of the Supreme Spirit.
' "I am
the Way, the Truth, the Life..." sayest the Lord.'
Mahavira, Moses, Lao Tse, Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Babaji Maharaji,
Gosvami Maharaji, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Bhagavan Sri
Sai Baba, Dali Lama among others, were or are, although not
in the true religious sense, Taoists or WAYISTS.
In other words, WAYISTS or 'Masters of the WAY', are messengers
of the Deities sent to show the multitude the WAY.
The Way to EXIST;
the WAY to LIVE; the WAY to LOVE; the WAY to DIVINENESS. The
Gnostics state and I quote: "Would you rather be a child
and follow blindly what you are taught? Or would you rather
be an Adult and Free Thinker and teach yourself?"
I AM AN ADULT!
I AM A WAYIST!
We all make
the mistake to place philosophy and religion in the same sentence
or statement ... this is WRONG ...as thet are two different
entities in themselves. A spiritual philsophy is not a religion
... unless believers practice it as such. That is when aphilosophy
evolves into a faith ... not before.
and faiths and religions are right and they are also WRONG,
because we (or rather our ancestors) rushed in and politicised
That is what
is wrong with controlled and organized religions. Even the regimentation
in most Covens and Communities.
Politics and Religion should not mix but they do and that is
why we have wars.