Introduction

‘Philokalia’ itself means love of the beautiful, the exalted, the excellent, understood as the transcendent source of life and the revelation of Truth. It is through such love that, as the subtitle of the original edition puts it, ‘the intellect is purified, illuminated and made perfect’. The texts were collected with a view to this […]

The Philokalia

This blog has mostly been random thoughts without much direction so I decided that I would use this space to share some of my //work//. Over the past 2 years I’ve been going over The Philokalia which is a wonderful work that I recommend to everyone who is interested in the spiritual path. Unfortunately it […]

Site Redesign!

Did a complete site redesign including new hosting and a new theme. Working with a blog site hosted on WordPress.com was a pain in the butt and it was costing way more than it should. In order to go from the ”personal” to the next plan up would be something like $150/year up-front and that […]

‘5 of Wands’ under ‘The Tower’

Under The Tower I seem to be getting a lot of this card, the Five of Wands telling me that this is a time of strife and struggle. There is also something to be said about “playing the game” rather than “playing to win”. In the past, I’ve always been of the mind that it is “all or nothing”. […]

Two of Wands

Today I received the “Two of Wands” under “The Tower”. Just before getting “The Tower” I received this card on 8/11 which was my wife’s birthday. It was also the day that Jupiter goes direct in Sagittarius as well as Uranus going retrograde. Right now, there is a serious need for looking out on our […]

The Tower

This is not my favorite card, but it is one that is very powerful and honestly it is at times very needed. In the most simplistic of terms it is “release”. The release of what? When a spring is pushed down on, it stores a certain amount of energy within it as tension. When the […]

Back From Hiatus

Well, I have not written here on this blog for quite some time and I figured it would be a good idea to at least write a post so this thing doesn’t just float away and disappear. There has been a whole lot of change and experience gained over the past year or so, mainly […]

Song to the Ishvara

OM! Oh lord of all, to which all things are the effect. The ruler of all that is, has been and will ever be. The keeper of the steady thought and sustainer of all. To which the sun bows, to which the moon bows. To which the stars sing praises. To which the clouds carry, […]

Holding yourself back

Today’s card: Eight of Swords For the chariot card, I mentioned that the energy was all about not being afraid to move forward, well this card is all about confronting that fear. The first thing that comes to mind is a quote by the Butthole Surfers: “It is better to regret something you did, than […]

Concentration

Here we are again with the beloved chariot! Out of all the card, I think that The Chariot is the most expressive of this year so far. For me, it has been all about control and balance. About not getting caught up in moments and about movement through the power of will. Will-power is the […]