#5179 – “Holy Men”, Wild Women, and “The Hierarchary of Heaven and Earth”

Edited by Gloria Lee

 
AND THE BODHISATTVA OSCAR GOES TO…..

YOU! 

For all the kind deeds you have done this past year! When things got rough in your own life, you turned and helped others; when you needed comforting, you soothed another’s pain; when anger boiled inside, you let it subside so you could speak in kindness; whenever you saw someone in need, you did your best to be there for them. You truly deserve this award! 

CONGRATULATIONS!

And dahling, i just love what you’re wearing . . .

 
Thanks to Amrita Nadi on Daily Dharma

 

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A documentary made by a few young men who are very admirable for their art.

 http://vimeo.com/55246312

 

“BEYOND” is an exclusive documentary featuring photographer Joey L. Set in Varanasi, India. The documentary by filmmaker Cale Glendening follows Joey and his assistant Ryan as they complete their latest photo series- “Holy Men.”

Almost every major religion breeds ascetics; wandering monks who have renounced all earthly possessions, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of spiritual liberation.Their reality is dictated only by the mind, not material objects. Even death is not a fearsome concept, but a passing from the world of illusion.

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We have come to Be Danced
Not the pretty dance
Not the pretty pretty, pick me, pick me dance
But the claw our way back into the Belly
Of the Sacred, Sensual Animal dance
The unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box Dance
The holding the precious moment in the palms
Of our hands and feet Dance

We have come to Be Danced
Not the jiffy booby, shake your booty for him dance
But the wring the sadness from our skin dance
The Blow the chip off our shoulder Dance.
The slap the apology from our posture Dance

We have come to Be Danced
Not the monkey see, monkey do dance
One two Dance like you
One two three, Dance like me Dance
but the grave robber, tomb stalker
Tearing scabs and scars open Dance
The rub the Rhythm Raw against our Soul Dance

We have come to Be Danced
Not the nice, invisible, self-conscious shuffle
But the matted hair flying, Voodoo Mama
Shaman Shakin’ Ancient Bones Dance
The strip us from our casings, Return our Wings
Sharpen our Claws and Tongues Dance
The Shed Dead Cells and slip into
The Luminous Skin of Love Dance.

We have Come to Be Danced
Not the hold our breath wallow in the shallow end of the floor dance
But the Meeting of the Trinity, the Body Breath and Beat Dance
The Shout Hallelujah from the top of our Thighs Dance
The Mother may I?
Yes you may take 10 giant Leaps Dance
The olly olly oxen free free free Dance
The everyone can come to our Heaven Dance

We have come to Be Danced
Where the Kingdom’s Collide
In the Cathedral of Flesh
To Burn Back into the Light
To unravel, to Play, to Fly, to Pray
To root in skin sanctuary
We have come to Be Danced

We Have Come.

~ Jewel Mathieson
Jewel Mathieson 5Rhythms WordDance

 
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Our friends at Non-Duality America announce a new opportunity to read Douglas Harding’s important work in pdf format.
 
“We love the work of Mr. Harding here at NDA, so we were delighted to learn that “The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth” was published as an “e-book/.pdf.” Apparently when Douglas Harding completed the [large] book, he didn’t think it would be published in that [huge] format, so he then wrote a condensed version. This is the version that was first published in 1952, and which C. S. Lewis read and wrote the preface for.
 
Richard Lang writes:
 

“I will speak from my heart about this book. This book is the book I would take with me to a desert island if I were allowed only one
book.

It is, so to speak, a modern Bible of who we really are. Most people don’t read the whole of the Bible (or the Koran, or On The Origin of Species, I suppose…) but are nevertheless profoundly influenced by such books. I believe The Hierarchy is of the same order. And (like Darwin’s masterpiece) it is a book that is independent of local culture or religion. It is a book for the modern planet.

Douglas Harding spent at least eight years writing this book (in the 1940s)—more or less fourteen hours a day, seven days a week. He saw who he really was and then thought, felt and wrote deeply, consistently, passionately, about what he had found—how it made sense and what it meant for the world.

C.S. Lewis called The Hierarchy “a work of the highest genius.” I fully agree. Lewis declared that it left him “roaring drunk.” I’ve read both the condensed version and this huge original version (many times) and I am like Lewis. I am drunk with its genius.”

 
Read the full post about this book: 
 
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