In a Platonic sense, the Inklings might very well have brought about an “anamnesis,” a remembering of what had been lost, but they might also very well have been simply preservers of timeless wisdom for many ages to come, so far into the future that they seem unimaginable. 2,923 more wordsThe Inklings: Remembering and Preserving — The Imaginative Conservative
Just another day,
the second hand’s heavy, relentless tick
tells me to raise a fizzy glass,
toast these new beginnings
I’ve been yearning for, forever.
So here’s to you, all of us,
crossing this threshold of hope,
to witness a new dawn
when the bearer pours out his spirit,
that free flow of wisdom
hidden from the ages.
Copyright Francis 2021
The world is watching
Though few are understanding
The wise are prepared
Copyright Francis 2020
Here is this week’s video on the Essentialist Astrology channel: Here is a link to the written text of this sutra: The Sermon of the Apple SeedThe Sermon of the Apple Seed — The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers
We are talking a lot about unveiling the ego and letting go of its destructive grip. It is much easier said than done. For years, the ego has grown as part of our own development. Of course, it depends a lot on the inner steadfastness we had in our younger years and on how much […]Stop Judging and You Begin to Free Yourself — Share Your Light
***Reblogged by Francis Barker 2020. Spiritual philosophy is one of my favourite subjects; the Upanishads, for example, used to be one of my favourites areas of solace… I must return to them.
“When you do things you do not truly believe in you leave the path of truth and wisdom and your enemies can break and defeat you. Therefore, always remember the stubborn elm!”The Wisdom of Great Eagle: The Lesson of the Stubborn Elm — Under the influence!
Two years ago, I started musing about starting a new school of astrology known as Essentialist Astrology. For an explanation of my thoughts on the subject, see: Essentialist Astrology, Defining My Practice I have started a new YouTube Channel devoted to Essentialist Astrology. My first video is below:
The sheep are not dumb
Though they are easily led
So choose wise leaders
copyright Francis Barker 2020
Old man, you have a story to tell,
brought up to respect those around you,
the parents who gave you life,
the country which supported you.
But no one wants to know,
your croaking, hesitant voice
may bring sympathy and platitudes,
though no one really listens
to the wisdom and light
you shine on a distant, distorted age.
Soon you will be silent,
like you had never been here
but the world will be emptier,
devoid of the smiles and hope
that you stood for
copyright Francis Barker 2019