Rumi Quotes and Poems

This one makes me think of like the bodies’ organs, the intelligence of life itself which is below the pre-frontal cortex consciousness, but which has this ability to do, if you take it all the down to the quantum level, perhaps an infinite number of processes per second and seemingly without effort. This “without-effort” motif…

Creativity

Creativity brings the true self to the surface. It evokes the true self. I think that might be the symbology of the Al-addin’s magical genie. Not only is he stuck in a bottle for some thousand years, but then the bottle is in a deep underground cave. I need to go back and read it…

The Message of Myth

The message of myth is this: You as you know yourself are not the final term of your own being.  The great way has no gate. There are a thousand pathways to it.He who crosses the thresholdwalks the universe alone.  Wu Wei Art frees the spirit, but imprisons the psyche. Philosophy frees the psyche, but…

The Mythology of the West

America is now the Wasteland that T.S. Elliott wrote so famously about in 1925. At that point he was talking about Europe (He had no sense that America even had a chance). Elliot thought, and had good reason, with folk like Picasso, Yeats, and Pound, that the INDIVIDUAL…. would reassert himself as the hero. The…