April 3, 2020

“For surely a king is first a man. And so it must follow that a king does as all men do: the best he can.”

― Cameron Dokey, The Storyteller's Daughter: A Retelling of the Arabian Nights

What role does the King play?

He is the top boy in the palace, the ultimate authority...

March 27, 2020

What we hold close in our imaginal world are not just images and ideas but living bits of soul; when they are spoken, a bit of soul is carried with them. When we tell our tales, we give away our souls.

The shame we feel is less about the content of the fantasy than it...

March 20, 2020

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity.”

― John F. Kennedy

Nines represent the magical aspect of numbers in the prime...

March 13, 2020

“Lose yourself,

Lose yourself in this love.

When you lose yourself in this love,

you will find everything.

Lose yourself,

Lose yourself.

Do not fear this loss,

For you will rise from the earth

and embrace the endless heavens.

Lose yourself,

Lose yourself.

Escape from this earthly...

March 6, 2020

“It will all be in vain, to try and look at the world through a small window and hope to comprehend its complexities. Only those who boldly step out into it, will experience and learn things that are beyond their own understanding.”

― Wayne Chirisa

I am usually very happ...

February 28, 2020

“The minute I heard my first love story,

I started looking for you, not knowing

how blind that was.

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere.

They're in each other all along.”

― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi, The Illuminated Rumi

The curse of the red heart is upon us again.

By which...

February 21, 2020

“My message to you is this: pretend that you have free will. It's essential that you behave as if your decisions matter, even though you know they don't. The reality isn't important: what's important is your belief, and believing the lie is the only way to avoid a waki...

February 14, 2020

“Deep within everyone's heart there always remains a sense of longing for that hour, that summer, that one brief moment of blossoming. For several weeks or months, rarely longer, a beautiful young woman lives outside ordinary life. She is intoxicated. She feels as if s...

February 7, 2020

“You know...give peace a chance, not shoot people for peace. All we need is love. I believe it. it's damned hard but I absolutely believe it. We're not the first to say 'Imagine no countries' or 'Give peace a chance' but we're carrying that torch, like the Olympic torc...

January 31, 2020

“It is extraordinarily entertaining to watch the historians of the past ... entangling themselves in what they were pleased to call the "problem" of Queen Elizabeth. They invented the most complicated and astonishing reasons both for her success as a sovereign and for...

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