These Candles, Our Bodies

These Candles, Our Bodies

These candles, our bodies, see how they burn. How many hours will they last-days,months, years? Look at the warmth and comfort we can give to each other or to anything that comes close. One of the components of lasting art is a spirit flame within the created that can ignite inspiration and hope, and survive time’s...

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Reverse Living

Reverse Living

Life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time, all your weekends,  and what do you get at the end of it? …Death, a great reward. I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way. Then you should live twenty years in an old-age home. You get kicked out when you’re too young, You get a gold watch, you go to work. You work for forty years until...

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Looking In

Looking In

I am a flute And someone is blowing, I don’t know who. You, whose lips are pressed against me, Your breath is cool and sweet. Play whatever you want. You are the gold smith, And I am a rock. Push me deep into the fire. Make me pure. Then, at the right moment, Strike with your hammer. Pay no attention to these tears. They are just the faint remains Of something no longer useful. You are the...

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Hang Drum Monologues

Hang Drum Monologues

Had the pleasure of being with Dreaming Bear here on  a while ago — check out his wisdom on: Le Guru is You! Radio He is one of the adept Hang drum players around and an amazing wordsmith, a clever, compassionate shaman imploring us to embrace the magnificence of who we truly are. The Hang Drum Monologues from Dr. DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan on...

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A short discourse on the “Woo-woo”

A short discourse on the “Woo-woo”

Some have argued that marvels – those extraordinary events suggestive of religious miracles, and often disparaged with the term “woo-woo” – should not be part of the scientific discourse. Surely, the critics contend, such claims lay at the wrong end of the theist vs. atheist seesaw, so let’s have the professors of religious studies to debate those embarrassing topics and leave science...

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Doing from the Soul

Doing from the Soul

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” “Let the beauty you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.” “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” “The universe and the light of the stars come through...

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