A perfect example of Libra on film can be found in Michael Clayton, a tense legal thriller that explores the nature of truth and justice and so much more. The film is even more relevant now than it was back in 2007 when it came out. The story follows Michael Clayton, a fixer who cleans… Continue reading Michael Clayton: the price of truth, justice and morality
Last time we looked at the difficulties mystics have expressing their experiences, and introduced the four characteristics of mysticism. In part three of our extracts from Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill, she goes into more detail about the first two characteristics. Extract: “(1) Mysticism is practical, not theoretical. “This statement, taken alone, is not, of course,… Continue reading Characteristics of Mysticism, Part 3: Practical Spiritual Activity
Here’s a timely reminder to not get caught up in the propaganda free-for-all that seems to have replaced online and broadcast news media. Truth is never an easy thing to discern, and even harder to act on sometimes. But there is a way. The Kalama Sutra – you’ll have seen it all over the internet… Continue reading Don’t Believe Everything You Read
No matter how much you lie in real life, be honest in your writing. Dig deep into your experience and tell the truth. Good writing is honest writing. >Writer’s Manifesto (pdf)
I am a writer. There – I said it. I forget sometimes, and it’s good to remember. When I get bogged down with worry about marketing and paying the bills, it’s good to take a step back and reconnect with my purpose. So I decided to create a Writer’s Manifesto – from A to Zen: 26 short… Continue reading Writer’s Manifesto: Why I Write
A mystic is someone who seeks to know God This may or may not involve religion or conventional definitions of ‘God’. Mystics transgress boundaries and colour outside the lines. They are notoriously difficult to pin down and get a straight answer from. For this reason, mystics are often misunderstood and even feared. At the very… Continue reading What is a Mystic?