The Sermon of the Apple Seed — The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers (Reblog)

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 Seed

The Sermon of the Apple Seed — The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers

Stop Judging and You Begin to Free Yourself — Share Your Light (Reblog)

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.

The Wisdom of Great Eagle: The Lesson of the Stubborn Elm — Under the influence! (Reblog)

“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!

Haiku: Eternal Wisdom

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Haiku copyright Francis Barker 2020

Why Essentialist Astrology? — The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers (Reblog)

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:

via Why Essentialist Astrology? — The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers

Haiku: Sheep

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The sheep are not dumb
Though they are easily led
So choose wise leaders

copyright Francis Barker 2020

Poem: Old Man

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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