walk out of my head and into the room
Damien Hirst Star Spin Painting
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some lana love
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A friend asked:
Hey Sam. Are auras real? My dad says they are not real and it is just new age hippie crap. I believe in you because I know you tell the truth.
To which I replied:
Well the idea of the aura also known as the “halo” or “nimbus” has cropped up in every culture on every continent. We see them of course in Christian iconography but also in Roman and Greek iconography as well as Hindu, Buddhist, Egyptian, Incan and Aztec. Beings of great power are seen with energy fields surrounding them. Sometimes around the head but often the entire body. It is thought that the universal tradition of rulers wearing a crown is in emulation of this phenomena. It is a fact that the human brain and especially the human heart emit powerful electric fields and powerful magnetic fields. (See the top figure above). It is also the case that humans have organs in their heads which allow them to sense these fields. It is amazing at how similar these fields look when compared to ancient depictions of auras or halos. So, there is no doubt that the fields exist. Science has confirmed this. The real question is how did the ancients know they existed and how come so many people today all over the world can sense them without sophisticated electronic equipment?
☯ Samsaran ☯
Nine Variations on a Dance Theme (1966)
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It is a Good Day to Die
The Lakota (Sioux) Indian war cry contained the words “It is a good day to die”. Death is inevitable and none of us know our appointed hour. When death comes the only thing we can do is meet it with courage and acceptance. There is a famous story of the great Lakota war chief Crazy Horse.
After Custer scouted the Black Hills in Dakota territory and found gold in 1874 an illegal rush of miners into this territory which had been given to the Lakota by treaty began. This hills were sacred to the Lakota and considered by them a place of plenty which gave them security against lean times. Crazy Horse was a mystic and often went off alone. He went to the hills to build a burial scaffold for his four year old daughter who had died from cholera, the white mans disease. He was mourning her when he heard a loud noise unlike anything he had ever heard.
He went to investigate and came across two miners who were blasting stone with black powder seeking the gold that was there in abundance. Their weapons were on the ground some distance away and Crazy Horse enraged both by their very presence and the wanton destruction they were inflicting on the sacred land rode up toward the men his bow strung and an arrow at the ready. The men stopped and raised their hands in surrender. Crazy Horse rode up to them. One of the men dropped to his knees and began to sob and beg. The other man kicked him and said “be a man you damned fool he is going to kill us anyway”, The man looked at Crazy Horse and said “well get it over with” and stared him in the eye.
Crazy Horse lifted his bow and shot the begging man through the heart. He then shot an arrow into the ground in front of other miner and said in sign language. “You brave man, you go, never come back”. The chief gathered up the bags of gold dust and flung the yellow metal into the stream from which it had come and with that the war chief rode away.
๑ Samsaran ๑