“…. Is it still possible by any means to save them….?”

George Gurdjeff, Belzebub’s Tales to His Grandson Gurdjeff’s Belzebub certainly counts among the most arcane fiction ever put on paper. And that not only because the Belzebub, commonly identified with the devil, appears as the most benevolent character in the history of mankind. The 1000-something pages oeuvre in which Belzebub tells his adventures on earth  to his grandson Hassein while they are cruising space from Mars to Jupiter gives a rather damning account of human behavior through the ages and makes quite a mockery of sapiens, especially in modern times. The grandson, who takes a compassionate interest into the fate Read More

Equilibrer la Contemplation et le Courage….

« Savez-vous, disait Napoléon à Fontanes, ce que j’admire le plus au monde ? C’est l’impuissance de la force à fonder quelque chose. Il n’y a que deux puissances au monde : le sabre et l’esprit. À la longue le sabre est toujours vaincu par l’esprit. » Les conquérants, on le voit, sont quelquefois mélancoliques. Il faut bien payer un peu le prix de tant de vaine gloire. (…) Il suffit alors de connaître ce que nous voulons. Et ce que nous voulons justement c’est ne plus jamais nous incliner devant le sabre, ne plus jamais donner raison à la Read More

The Great Divide and the Giraffe Heroes Foundation – An Appeal –

We are living in an age of divisions, growing ever more extreme. The technical divide, yes; but not only. Increasingly, in the technically well advanced society the wealth and welfare divide is gaining dramatically ground and  has reached absolute, historical proportions. In parallel there is a less noted and less accepted divide creeping in: the intellectual divide. The new Big Brother, China, is leading the lot, followed by a maniac American president who wishes to erase the intellectual discourse in the name of fake news and alternative facts. The so called scientific community, powered by big pharma and power hungry, Read More

Lie low – Fly high

This is the time to be slow, Lie low to the wall Until the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to let The wire brush of doubt Scrape from your heart All sense of yourself And your hesitant light. If you remain generous, Time will come good; And you will find your feet Again on fresh pastures of promise, Where the air will be kind And blushed with beginning John O’Donohue (1 January 1956 – 4 January 2008) (reposted from Dilip Simeon’s blog)

Out of Silence

“…. This energy is not what we ordinarily call thought. But it is this energy that has the power to do what we have wrongly imagined our ordinary thought can do. It can direct all our functions, including our mental thought. This book, therefore …. is in itself a step toward the work of the mind that desperately needs to be rediscovered in our era. The proper work of the mind is to function at two levels, the level of silence and the level of expression. And it is expression that is secondary – that is, truth in the form Read More

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