Monthly Archives: December 2010

Bark, Bark

I have heard it said that in distant lands far across the water, there are strange trees that drop their leaves in Autumn. Why a tree would want to do that completely escapes me. In Australia, the trees are far … Continue reading

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Hiding our Shame

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. (Oscar Wilde) Wilde might have been a Dancing Clown, but he knew a thing or two. What kind of humans are we? I’ll … Continue reading

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Becoming a Tarot Master in 10,000 hours.

In a Tarot forum where I am quite active, someone recently posed the question about mastery, and the theory that it takes 10,000 hours to master a body-of-knowledge. That’s about the same number of hours that it takes to achieve … Continue reading

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Bluebeard Revisited

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a man with striking blue eyes built a castle. Heavily fortified, it had vertical bars on every window and horizontal bars on every door, and from every door handle hung a … Continue reading

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The Murder Paradox

Christmas Eve yet again – I can’t believe it’s here. It seems that lately Christmas seems to happen about every third week. Still, one thing I am grateful for – we can still think. And what I’m currently thinking about … Continue reading

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Hephaestos

Those of us who walk a spiritual path through life, whatever our backgrounds, tend to notice ourselves going through stages. I’m a Shamanically-flavoured neo-Pagan, happy to go into Circle with Wiccans and also with Ceremonial Magicians (depending on the workings), … Continue reading

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Are We Serious?

How serious are our politicians? They tell us they are concerned about the environment – they’ve been telling us that for years. And now we have recycling bins – into which we are not allowed to place many recyclable items … Continue reading

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