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Hexagrams of the I Ching

The following is a useful list categorizing each of the 64 hexagrams of the ancient Chinese study I Ching, or Book of Changes.  For further information on this classic spiritual work, see my workshop on the I Ching. Glenda Taylor Information in the table below is gratefully taken from a more [...]

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Dependent Arising, A Quotation

Quotation by Thomas J. McFarlane from Process and Emptiness: A Comparison of Whitehead’s Process Philosophy and Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy “…One of the core doctrines in Buddhist philosophy is that everything exists as a dependent arising (pratityasamutpada). According to the Buddha, all phenomena are dependent arisings, meaning not only that [...]

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Individualism: Quotations

“Normal comes from normaliter, meaning in a straight line, directly.    The 16th and 17th century meaning of ‘normal’ was rectangular, perpendicular, standing at a right angle.    The word in our usage today, however, connotes average, usual, regular, not deviant.    Thus it has to do with statistical certainty, and with [...]

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Jung’s Concept of the Self: A Quotation from William M. Nicholson

The word "self" is used in different ways by many authors…However, Jung gives the term a very specific meaning and consequently does not use it loosely… He regards people who ordinarily come to him for treatment as being very much centered in their outer consciousness, with the center of awareness [...]

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Excerpts from “The Invisibles” by David Abram in Parabola, Vol. 31. No. 1

“…A feel for the mysterious and the unseen is thus entirely proper to our experience of the material surroundings.  Invisibility is not, first and foremost, an attribute of some supernatural domain beyond the sensuous, but is integral to our encounter with material nature itself.  While there exist around us [...]

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From “A Sense of the Cosmos: Scientific Knowledge and Spiritual Truth”

“…Every day, in almost all its branches, the revelations of modern science offer evidence that the universe, reality itself, is alive—alive beyond all imagining.  All those who love science must know this truth in their bones, whatever may be the view officially sanctioned in the corridors of our universities [...]

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Some thoughts of Marcus Aurelius: Quotations

'Remember that sometimes to change your mind is just as astute as to be able to discern the right course without advice.'  Marcus Aurelius 'Before each action think: shall I have no reason to repent it afterwards?'  Marcus Aurelius 'Virtue and wickedness exist, not as emotions and thoughts, but as [...]

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Quotation from Andrew Harvey, contemporary mystic, scholar, poet, spiritual activist, on “Paradox”

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey…Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already [...]

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Women’s Voices: Quotations

Women’s Voices: “Full maturity…is achieved by realizing that you have choices to make.”   Angela Barron McBride, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Dean, School of Nursing, Indiana University, noted for her work on women’s health issues.   “You grow up the day you have the first real laugh—at yourself.”    Ethel Barrymore [...]

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Forgiveness and Repentance: Quotations

“If one has, indeed, done deeds of wickedness, but afterward alters his way and repents, resolved not to do anything wicked, but to practice reverently all that is good, he is sure in the long run to obtain good fortune—this is called changing calamity into blessing.” Taoism. Treatise on [...]

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Spiritual Diversity: Quotations

From The World's Religions, by Huston Smith: “Muslims point out that Muhammad incorporated into his charter for Medina the principle of religious toleration that these verses announce. They regard that document as the first charter of freedom of conscience in human history and the authoritative model for those of [...]

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Mystery

What are we to do?  In this time of cultural chaos, this video explores the question of where we may find the bedrock values and strength to go on and to have peace in our  lives.

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War, Peace, Reconciliation, by Glenda Taylor

This article, War, Peace, Reconciliation, is by Glenda Taylor, who notes:  "I wrote this in 1989, but amazingly, as I read it in the year 2018, it is as current today as ever it was then!" Last month in our home town, a young man hanged him­self. In another [...]

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Order and Connection, A Quote from Vine Deloria Jr.

“…From observing the world around them, they could see orderly processes that marked the way organic life behaved.  From the obvious motions of the sun and moon to the effects of periodic winds, rains, and snows, the regularity of nature suggested some greater power that guaranteed enough stability to [...]

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Quotations from Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

  Black Elk was a holy man of the Oglala Sioux.  The following quotes are from Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux:     “The Sun Dance…We hold it during the Moon of Making Fat, because this is the time when [...]

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“Cracks,” a poem by Glenda Taylor

“Cracks,” a poem by Glenda Taylor   I. Somehow, perhaps temporarily, I have fallen into one or another of the cracks that can open in Wholeness itself, fissures that split Being into separate fragments called, first one and then another-- soul, heart, body, mind, ethereal, mental, mystical, sexual, permitted, profane, forbidden, [...]

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A Partial Timeline for Women’s Studies, by Dawn Warren

1850 BC Egyptian texts describe the first known reference to contraceptives. 1750 BC The Code of Hammurabi, the Babylonian law code, protects a woman's right to hold and inherit property. 1500 BC Female students attend the Egyptian medical school at Heliopolis. 1450 BC By law and by custom, Mesopotamian [...]

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“What We Want, We Have,” an excerpt from Huston Smith’s “The World Religions”

Hinduism and the Meaning of the Self, an excerpt from Huston Smith: “…Pleasure, success, responsible discharge of duty, and liberation—we have completed the circuit of what people think they want and what they want in actuality.  This takes us back to the staggering conclusion with which our survey of [...]

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My Concern For The Children, by Glenda Taylor

My Concern For The Children, by Glenda Taylor   South Texas Border - U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2014; Photo by Eddie Perez and US Dept. of Homeland Security, Public Domain. When my third grandson was born with a critical heart defect, I entered the Neonatal Intensive [...]

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Debate and Decision Making: Quotation by Martin Prechtel

Glenda Taylor Comments:  Yesterday morning I read something that was perfect for me personally to hear on the day of the “Great Debate.”  It gave me a delightful and ancient context for our zany and critically important political drama, in which I, like many others, am caught up, raising [...]

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Archetypes, Part One, by Glenda Taylor

The Swiss psychologist Carl Jung said that the gods and goddesses of myth are “archetypal” symbols.   Jung spent a great deal of time developing his theories concerning archetypes, and many psychologists since Jung have further developed this concept. By now there is even a branch of psychology that is [...]

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Navajo Nation Reacts to Children at Border

I am currently camping out near the Four Corners area of Colorado.  I picked up a Navajo Nation newspaper, and I noted an article citing the Navajo Nation's reaction to the current border crisis in the U.S.  I excerpt portions of it here as a historial reference that helps [...]

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“To Be Great…” Quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and [...]

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