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Barry Goddard
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THE CO-OPERATIVENESS OF LIFE
I'm reading a graphic book on
epigenetics, which describes the complex chemical dance that goes on
around DNA, that ensures that certain genes are activated, and certain
ones are switched off. It's a hugely complex, delicate balance that is
barely under...
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Imagination and the Spirit World
William Blake said "Imagination is the real and eternal world of which
this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow." In other words,
Imagination is the Spirit World, that dreams this world into being.
Imagination is often used in a 'smaller' sense almo...
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Beast Magic
Just finished the Golden Fool, the 5th book in Robin Hobb's 3 trilogies
on Fitz and the Fool. And they have people who are Witted, or Old Blood,
who form a very close soul bond with an animal. And there is a lot of
prejudice against these people. They ar...
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WHY I VIEW MYSELF AS TRADITIONAL
A friend told me recently that she thought I am 'orthodox'. She didn't
know why she said it, it sort of came out. And it was interesting for
me, because I often find myself debating on Facebook against what seem
to be collectively established viewpoints....
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SHAMANISM, EVOLUTION and the GREAT CHAIN OF BEING
In a recent Facebook post, I was suggesting that Evolution as a purely scientific phenomenon
is not compatible with a worldview that sees life as having sacred
origins. Which includes shamanic cultures, and probably every society
that has ever existed. E...
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