So you can
have certain breakthrough Enlightenment experiences - satori, for example - but
these are just the beginning of an endless process of riding the new waves of
Form as they ceaselessly arise. So in this sense.. you are never "fully
Enlightened," any more than you could say that you are "fully educated." It has
Ken Wilber -A Brief History
NDH - Issue # 1479 - Tuesday, July 1, 2003 - Editor - Christiana
Stephen firstname.lastname@example.org"One of my favorite shamanic stories comes from an
anthropologist who was working with the shamans of the Amazon.
many Christian missions in this area and the priests
often take canoe trips
upriver to preach to the jungle natives,
hoping to convert them to the
Christian faith. One day, one of
these priests stopped off at the Shipibo
tribe where this
anthropologist was working.
The priest began to preach and tell his remarkable
stories of the
power of Christ. The Shipibo listened excitedly. They were
particularly taken with the story of Lazarus, who Jesus raised from
dead. Pleased with his performance and thinking he had
made a few converts,
the priest got back in his canoe and
paddled on to the next tribe.
He returned a few days later, on his trip down river,
greeted by many jubilant Shipibo, who ran to him to hear more of
his fabulous tales. After listening for a while, one of the shamans
the tribe stepped forward. 'I want to thank you for your help', he
have learned much from you. And that story you told a few
days ago, about
how Jesus healed Lazarus, well, I tried that
technique and it worked. I
would like to introduce you to my
One of the tribe's people had died a few days earlier
shaman, using the 'Lazarus technique' of the priest, had raised
him from the dead. The anthropologist watched him do it. Of
missionary couldn't get in his canoe fast enough and
back to the safety of
his church where such miracles do not take
place and the dead stay politely
and accommodatingly dead."
Ross Heaven, one of the speakers at the upcoming
Oxford Prophet's Conference
Gene Poole to NDS
Reincarnation - a different
So you want to 'tackle' reincarnation? As in,
Consider the wagon wheel, with many spokes connected to
outer rim and to a hub. This image represents one 'person'.
Each 'lifetime' is one spoke, but all spokes are
simultaneously. This, as opposed to the usual 'linear' model of
We have in us, all lives; being lived at the same time,
but with one
'dominant'. The 'dominant' life is the point of view of a
spoke; all other spokes are relegated to the inner life of that
Now, each spoke is its own dominant, and to each spoke,
other spoke is perceived as 'inner voices' or
So if we have 12 spokes, each of those spokes has 11
But... it is possible for the entire wheel, from the
point of view of
the hub (the invisible 13th member, AKA Christ and his 12
disciples) to exercise whole Being sentience. In this case, no
'dominant'; instead, the entire 'team', led by the invisible
13th or hub... forms a 'corporate' (combined) entity.
All of the hubs run on the same 'axle' or shaft; the
imperatives of each 'corporation' are thus in alignment with
Now that you have envisioned this wheel, spoke and hub
arrangement, continue to perform visual transform; now, eliminate
rim of the wheel, and plug the free ends of the spokes into the
from which they emerge. You should now have a 'donut'
or torus shape, with a
hole in the center for the shaft. This shape
is accomplished by bending the
straight spokes into an acute 'U'
This corporate entity is of great power, but it takes
time and work
for this mature form to take shape.
Any spoke that demands to be dominant will delay the
all spokes are equal at last, in the mature phase. The mature
array of spokes, each spoke of that array, can carry huge currents
force, the full realization of Kundalini in the life of a person now
surrendered to higher purpose.
Such matured soul-configurations are seen by us as
phenomena. The 'Torus' or donut shape then contains captive
plasma, the raw stuff of reality itself. It glows and pulsates, in time
with the will of the invisible guiding spirit of the 13th, or hub. The
hub is always apparently empty; the disk driver is invisible.
The captive plasma will be 'transformed' into whatever
needed at a particular place and time, for the inscrutable
imperatives of the master corporate entity, the Living Universe.
Now, is that a cool picture of reincarnation, or
- also from Gene
Happy reading !
Roger Garin-Michaud from Saint-Priest
near Lyon, France
I find that somehow, by shifting the focus of
attention, I become
the very thing I look at, and experience the kind of
it has; I become the inner witness of the thing.
I call this capacity of entering other focal points of
love. You may give it any name you like.
Love says, "I am everything". Wisdom says, "I am
Between the two, my life flows.
Since at any point of time and space I can be both the
the object of experience, I express it by saying that I am both
neither, and beyond both.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj
The always-worth-reading July TAT
Forum is ready..
Huston Smith a snip from: A Taste of Satori
(while in a Rinzai Zen monastery in Kyoto.. bored,
annoyed, feeling ill, tired and exasperated)
I made my way to where he was sitting in his priestly robes with his short,
stick (for clobbering if need be) lying on
his lap. Sinking to my
knees on the
cushion before him, I touched my head
to the floor and
flexed my outstretched
fingers upward, an Indian gesture that
lifting the dust from the
Buddha's feet. Then I sat back on my
our eyes met in a mutual
glare. For some moments he said
"How's it going?" It
sounded like a calculated taunt.
"You think you are going to get sick,
don't you?" More taunting sarcasm, so I
let him have it.
"Yes, I think I'm going to get sick!" I yelled. For
several days my
throat had been contracting to the point where I was having
labor to breathe.
Then something extraordinary happened. His face
relaxed, its taunting, goading expression gone, and with total
matter-of-factness he said, "What is sickness? What is health?
distractions. Put both aside and go forward."
What I despair of conveying to you is the impact those
words had on me. Without reflecting for a moment, I found myself
saying to myself "By God, he's right!" How he was able to spin
around, defuse my rage, and return me to lucidity in a
twinkling, I will
never comprehend. Never had I felt so instantly
reborn and energized.
from The Road Within: true stories of
transformation Ed Sean O'Reilly
art: Apel Mjausson from
Naomi Shihab Nye - Words Under the Words - Selected Poems
~ The Traveling
When I think how far the onion has
just to enter my stew today, I could kneel
all small forgotten miracles,
crackly paper peeling on the
pearly layers in smooth
the way knife enters onion
and onion falls apart on the chopping
a history revealed.
And I would never scold the onion
for causing tears,
It is right that tears fall
for something small and
How at meal, we sit to eat,
commenting on texture of meat or herbal
but never on the he the translucence of
now limp, now divided,
or its traditionally honorable
For the sake of others,
~ You Have to Be
You have to be careful telling
Some ears are tunnels.
Your words will go in and get lost in the
Some ears are flat pans like the miners
looking for gold.
What you say will be washed out with the
You look a long time till you find the
Till then, there are birds and lamps to be
a patient cloth rubbing shine in
and the slow, gradually growing
that when you find such ears,
they already know.