All these names …

names

The imaginal. The unconscious. Nagual. The primordial mirror. Drala. Tao. Underworld. Overworld. Even though it is implied that these names point to the same place, it is important to acknowledge that their differences are not merely arbitrary. Also, not any one of them is ‘right’ while the rest are somehow ‘wrong’. Each of the great minds who perceived the realities to which these names refer, deliberately chose a particular phrase to point to the reality they perceived. There are certain implications inherent to the names chosen. Each name is truly ‘a metaphor’ – a bridge that transfers us, opens us, to ‘another world’. If soul […]

Heraclitus

Heraclitus

Heraclitus of Ephesus lived c. 535 – 475 BCE. He was a native of the city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the Ionian coast. Which is situated in present day Turkey. Although born to affluent parents, he eschewed a life of luxury for a lonely life as a philosopher. Very critical of the lifestyles and cultures adopted by his peers, he was regarded as a misanthrope. He tended towards depression and is also called ‘the weeping philosopher’. He was considered to be a process philosopher and religious philosopher. Also considered both rational and a mystic, he believed flux and change to be the […]