The Way to Life - A Tao Te Ching -
Below are first lines from the first dozen of the 81 chapters in the Tao Te Ching written
by Jon Atack. You will soon be able to buy 'The Way to Life - A Tao Te Ching' to read all
81 chapters in full...
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Heresy Trials -
The official House of Laity has paved the way for heresy trials in the Church of England,
as reported by the BBC in 10 things that could land your vicar in trouble...
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The Meaning of Love -
At long last, Science has proven that love truly exists. Infatuation transforms body
chemistry in measurable ways...
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Vedic Physics -
Arts & Letters Daily has long been my homepage. Every day it turns up a broad range
of mind-boggling material...
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Uncertain Realities -
A version of this letter appeared in New Scientist, 25 September 2004...
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Power and Belief -
A dear friend once assured me that the fascination of the Hitler cult for occult beliefs is
irrelevant, because Hitler was simply a figure-head.
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Mystical Atheism -
In 1811, the poet Shelley was sent down from Cambridge University for publishing a pamphlet in
which he espoused atheism.
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The Flight of the Wild Gander by Joseph Campbell -
I first encountered Joseph Campbell’s work over a decade ago, through his fine
interviews with Bill Moyers, in The Power of the Myth...
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Waking Up -
The essence of Buddhist doctrine is the notion that humanity is asleep and must awaken to a
higher state of consciousness...
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Joe Campbell and the Dead -
Sidestep anomalies, and proliferate. There is room in this world for more philosophies than
are dreamt of. The patient sage avoided talkies, artlessly. Now he grooves to the Grateful
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The Journey So Far -
My regulation Anglican — Episcopalian — upbringing ended when my mum let me stay
at home instead of going with the family to Church. I was 11 years old. It wasn’t a
religious decision: I just found Church boring...
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Dreams long preceded language in the development of humanity. In dream we burrow down into
the deep prehistory of our species...
The First Step -
It’s true: like anyone else I want stimulation and excitement. I’m driven by
avoidance of pain and monotony...
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The Map is Not the Territory, the Pointing Finger Not the Moon -
Many before you have ventured into themselves. Their maps and travelogues can inspire you,
but the topography they describe cannot and will not be your own...
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Follow Your Own Nose -
I subscribe to no belief system but my own. And I don't see why anyone should pretend to be
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Telling Tales -
Carl Jung lamented the decline of myth in modern society...
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