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Ken would give me a book and say ‘I think the Prince would be reading that just now, if you want to take a look at it’ and it’s Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” and Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and I’m like ‘I thought this was a Disney film?!’
- - Richard Madden on how he and Kenneth Branagh worked to build the character of Prince Kit up from scratch.

“Beware of organizations that proclaim their devotion to the light without embracing, bowing to the dark; for when they idealize half the world they must devalue the rest.”

- Starhawk
Dreaming the Dark : Magic, Sex, and Politics
http://amzn.to/1yDgSRv

Image Credit: Paolo Franco Orlando

I’m really stirred about the idea of a human faith that views black holes—these star-cannibalizing chasms of spacetime–as cosmic appendages of its revered god.

How would the prayers recite? Dadaisms and astrophysics in tongues? Perhaps the gospels would be x-ray data converted into audible pulsations; noise engineered to inspire the meditation of the spaghettification of your body as you are enveloped into the never-ending embrace of the Gravitational Grace.

The Event Horizon Ascension.

“At the inner core of each one of us spins seven wheel-like energy centers called chakras. Swirling intersections of vital life forces, each chakra reflects an aspect of consciousness essential to our lives. Together the seven chakras form a profound formula for wholeness that integrates mind, body, and spirit. As a complete system, the chakras provide a powerful tool for both personal and planetary growth.

Chakras are organizing centers for the reception, assimilation, and transmission of life energies. Our chakras, as core centers, form the coordinating network of our complicated mind/body system. From instinctual behavior to consciously planned strategies, from emotions to artistic creations, the chakras are the master programs that govern our life, loves, learning, and illumination. As seven vibratory modalities, the chakras form a mythical Rainbow Bridge, a connecting channel linking Heaven and Earth, mind and body, spirit and matter, past and future. As we spin through the tumultuous times of our present era, the chakras act as gears turning the spiral of evolution. drawing us ever onward toward the still untapped frontiers of consciousness and its infinite potential.”

- Anodea Judith
Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System
http://amzn.to/1yFqKdH

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Look at the perfect representation of Nature through Self. 

Look at the color and line, unthought of. 

Look at the Meditation.

There is no insanity in these paintings.
There is no sadness, confusion, anxiety, or insecurity.

There is nothing missing.

There is only the work of a complete master. 

Life is often messy, uncertain, and unpredictable.  Sometimes it’s a string of troubles that seem to never end.  That’s normal.  Ups and downs are normal.  Being ill on occasion is normal.  Feeling peaceful and happy are normal.  Occasional low-energy days are normal.  According to Chinese medicine, it is accepted as natural that we fluctuate from being in balance to being out of balance.  Peace of mind comes from not attaching a great deal of significance to either state.  We simply note our moods and physical states and gently move toward balance as best we can, accepting it all as part of the flow of life.
—  Charlotte Davis Kasl

Scan - George, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, August 1978; scanned from LIFE Reunion Special (1995).

Photo: Jean Claude Volpeliere/Camera Press

“[Remarrying and having a child has] been a wonderful thing for me. Everybody who has a baby thinks their child is wonderful, and it is. […]
I stay home and dig - not so much with a spade - but I dig the garden, putting trees in. I like gardens; I like the pleasure they give you. It’s like a meditation in a way - you can get everything out of your mind groveling in the soil! I spend a lot of time with the wife and the baby.” - George Harrison, Rolling Stone, 19 April 1979