Tag: self-awareness

Incense and Rooting the Spirit

The sense orifice of smell can have strong effects on the aspect of Spirit known in Chinese medicine as Shen. Burning clean, resinous incense can open the Heart-Spirit, and in part, enhances our remembering of what is important. Incense prepared with quality medicinal substances has the ability, as thought in shamanic and alchemical traditions, to […]

‘The Clouds Should Know Me By Now’

Leaves fall, where no green earth remains. A person at ease wears this plain, white robe. With simplicity and plainness one’s original nature is still. Therefore, what need is there to practice “Calming of the Heart?” Chia-Tao 779-843 Buddhist poet of the middle Tang dynasty Translation by Mike O’Connor & Red Pine

CELESTIAL POETRY

Ancient Chinese cosmology that has guided oriental medicine for millennia is as infinite as the stars, deep as oceans, predictable as the earthly rhythms of the seasons; deriving meaning through timeless truth. “If we can not measure, we can not know,” is the western-mindedness that threatens to divert the true and artful understanding of ourselves […]

 
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