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here’s video no. 2 in the goddess grotto series

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dang it didnt embed either! oh well, the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG78jOfgEso

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The Long-Awaited School of Wisdom and Wizardry

As promised in the last post, I will now jot down what i have glimpsed so far of the ‘once and future’ school of the perennial wisdom.

I was walking in Albert park by the university while raewyn did her psychology seminar. It is a mythic place, with great trees and a fountain in the middle. And lots of potential wizards walking and talking in it and sitting on the grass. Poppy the doglet loves it too. (Note to self: make sure it isn’t highly ‘illegal’ to walk doglet in said park.) I was intending to read ebook on ebook publishing, on my phone (how cool is that? Smartphones are like libraries too). But the trees seemed to trigger the inner conversation about the school. That and the flashcards Rae was talking about for concept learning in autistic children. We are all autistic, sleepwalking through life, part or nearly all of the time. To awaken, we need to see our life (and all life) as a limited whole, like a tree, with a beginning a growth flourishing and fruiting, and a death.  So, i got that the school can be simple. it can be like what it teaches: that life is a tree. So the school and the curriculum is a sign of itself, displayed fractally as a tree of process. But wait, said my higher self, there’s more! I saw how the tree of life Staff, the vertical axis of all humans, made in the image of the tree of life, gives us the two remaining pieces, added to the Five Aspects of all process, of a simple Diagram of  Everything:

1 THE STAFF  The vertical axis, trunk of the Tree of Life,  rests in the Earth, the Immanent actual divine unfolding. The Universe. Gaia.

2-6 THE ‘TREE OF LIFE’ ROUND TABLE  (and Game, aka the Wheel of Wisdom). The five aspects of the unfolding entity (ourselves, societies, all life) grow from and within it, and are of course part of it. the roots go into the Earth (Love and receptivity), the branches form the beautiful framework (Beauty, novelty), the leaves diversify and articulate the potential of the tree (truth, logic and planning), the fruit (Freedom, action, output, fulfillment) is the output of the tree and its reproduction and defense against extinction; and finally the Fifth Element is the sum of all these four dynamic phases – the status quo, growing and thriving in balance.

7 The staff, at its ‘crown’, links the tree with the Sky, the infinite Continuum of Possibility, possibility space. And that itself is contained within the Absolute Infinite (Cantor’s phrase) of the Neccessary Reality, which is logical and ethical truth. (As Wittgenstein says in the Tractatus, ‘Logic is transcendental… Ethics is transcendental.)

The curriculum simply traces these seven aspects of Reality, and can be drawn as a simple diagram of a staff and a table of five sectors. Then each sector and level can be explored in depth, as suits the individual. The Red individual will focus on the Red phase, the Green on the Green, and so on. Thus there will be five main Houses in the school.

LOVE: Blue House.

BEAUTY: Green House.

TRUTH: Yellow House.

FREEDOM: Red House

THE BALANCE: Purple House.

The other two, EARTH and SKY, I see as serving a minority:

Earth for the true empaths/poets/intuitives of the immanent divine, Gaia, the Goddess.

Sky for the natural mystics, the visionaries and prophets.

But all these must know and experiance that we are ALL needed, the Tree of Life needs all seven. That is why the school is a Wisdom school – it is about the Balance, all present and in right order, so that it actually works as life is meant to work, unfolding powerfully and creatively, not at war with itself, but synergising at all times in a constant flow of creation, love and beauty.

If such a Tree is to be demonstrated at this time of threatening chaos and the downfall of the West, it will surely be a School. A tree that the birds of the air and can shelter in and build their nests and weather the storm. And carry the seeds to the four corners of the Earth. Perhaps then there will be a new vision of civilisation, and the True West may return – or emerge from the ashes of the false. We have never yet really seen a true Renaissance. As C.S.Lewis says in That Hideous Strength (Christian but respectful of much pagan wisdom too i feel, and well worth reading), all lands are ‘haunted’ by their true potential natures. In the case of Britain, he calls that haunting ‘Logres‘. It almost broke through at the time of Arthur and Camelot (in his story), and when it does break through in any land, then Spring will have come at last…

If you are moved by this vision of the school, contact me! or comment here. Or come to the Story Ark and see me. Also, see my epic which has a lot of the vision in it, including (as I see clearly now!) the model of the school. In the Apples of Aeden it is called the hidden faery refuge and school of Urak Tara. The ebook of Volume one, the Girl and the Guardian, is now only 99 cents at the Kindle store: http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Guardian-Apples-Aeden-ebook/dp/B003FMUXPM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1

As to the How of it, at the WOW  gathering I had a great lesson from young Adam, who expounded the Why What Who When Where and How sequence. (and challenged me to state my Why and What there and then. It was Be a real wizard, know the wonders of it all and my own place in it,  and Teach others to be the wizards of their own lives…)

Note that the How comes last, and is not reachable at first. We have to go through the other stages first… I have got my Why and What, I think. And the Who in a way – ME! But there have to be others, of course! And I don’t know Who you are – yet.  As I say, if you want to go to this School, or help build it, or just follow it, help name it, donate books, whatever, do get in touch! For a start, subscribe to this blog. I will start another one for the School when I know what to call it… So meanwhile, this is where to come! (Now it is the 8th of May, and happily I have a name AND a logo.  And a website: Eutopian School of Wisdom and Wizardry http://www.schoolofwisdomandwizardry.com

here is the logo:

and my PJH ‘stamp’ for good measure

Peter Harris    wizardgifts.wordpress.com.

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Does the West deserve to be defended?

As it is? No, after reading some of the things my old friend Dr Dave MacFarlane says about his present Ethiopian volunteer experiences – see his excellent though medically skewed 🙂 blog http://www.aweebitmore.blogspot.com/

at the risk of annoying him I will quote from his latest email to me, and then at the risk of annoying you i will quote my reply:

‘If you’ve looked back through [my blog] you’ll see its so different from yours, not much about ideas  and dreaming but about life and death in the third world. I agree – you will see in one of my posts I say the same thing as you but in a different way – about the good that is in western culture. But dont you think it has become a bloated self centred and ugly monstor that is now about to wreck everything? From here thats what it looks like. I read of an american woman, wife of a baseball megastar saying she was angry at God for making it impossible for her and her family to contunue where they were living – God, according to her made the baseball Team in some other city offer her husband more than the team they were already playing in, so they had to move and she was angry at god becasue the home team wouldnt match it –  the other team offered him – for a ten year contract – 256 million US Dollars and the home team a miserly 210 million! How obscene and grotequely out of touch is that woman but not just her the entire baseball culture, indeed the entire US culture that can create so much wealth to waste on a tedious ball game! AND they call themselves “Christian?”

I wonder really if most people are simply not worth the effort, they are just drones that need to be fed and amused and taxed and kept happy in some inane theme park kind of world – give them smart phones and facebook so they can play at being real –  and ignored by anyone who has a dream or a vision or some spark of creativity or genius or just  a bigger view of life and the universe and everything.’

I replied,

thanks for that great, real email, and i did read a fair bit of the blog – i have been thinking about the terribly real issues you face there, also reading about wittgenstein in a biog (Wittgenstein – the duty of Genius) as he chose, after finishing the Tractatus logico-philosophicus, to renounce his huge wealth (he inherited his father’s fortune in american bonds) and live among the poor people in a tiny post-war austrian village in the 20’s. to his horror he gradually realised they didnt want big and noble ideals and to be elevated by algebra and philosophy and poetry, but resented his intrusion into their thick-lipped, heavy-booted peasanthood. i think you’re right – and it has been said before – most are wedded to their low level of consciousness. hence the inanity of facebook – i find its like frowned on to be too real or earnest there. the vibe is keep it light, flippant, offhand, ironic. sure, post the trendy things about occupy wall st., but dont challenge yourself or your friends to actually do something great, and constructive, right here. i have (nearly) learnt not to try and rouse the sleepers, but wait for those who have ears to hear.
even protest is a way of remaining asleep and not doing something positive oneself.

yes the West has become a bloated caricature, and it shows in your third-world mirror in its ugliness. But as you said without what it achieved through the values and truths it once acted by, we would all be third-worlders – but without the aid packages or libraries, let alone the Web. So for me the thing is not to attack the bloated sick body, but go for the head, to try to remind it of the truths which once animated that body. And to re-imagine them at a new level, with new insights, for a new generation.

am i hiding from a simpler duty – to go forth and materially help the poor? i dont think so… each to his own. doctors heal bodies and give new hope that way, psychologists heal minds, philosophers heal the structures of thought which  those minds, the higher parts of them, take for granted. the mending of the almost-absolute presuppositions of thought and valuing. When any of those people fail in their task or become corrupted, they harm the corresponding level of humanity. The corruption of the philosophers of the West was the worst  corruption of all.

But even the relatively uncorrupted philosophers of our time (if i may call myself that) are tempted to hide in the morass of money worries, worried wives, mortgages, responding to facebook, and fragmented hard drives. your blog was a wake-up call. Can i justify what i am doing here and now?
i could be helping in the third world, teaching them lots of creative solutions to all manner of pressing problems. So, it is good you went there, thanks for doing it! just look after yourself, and stay alive! i think you must have made at least a christian’s foot by now…:) And maybe his head?? just think, all those values of Chistians are real possible values, just [often] warped and twisted, mixed with some nasty errors. We can untwist them, perhaps, and keep the torch burning, or relight it.  You may have a book in you! no, you do. the blog is a book. can easily as you did get it printed, or organise further into a published book or ebook. ebooks are the coming thing…
well, back to my mortgage issues and book-design…

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