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FREE E-BOOK: Alchemical Detachment & Integration by Ming Zhen Shakya

FREE E-BOOK: Alchemical Detachment & Integration by Ming Zhen Shakya

  FREE E-BOOK Alchemical Detachment & Integration by Ming Zhen Shakya  

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 3  by Ming Zhen Shakya

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 3  by Ming Zhen Shakya

Please note this essay is to be taken as all model and metaphor. It was in the thirteenth century, when the Zen schools flourished, that alchemy became a fully-fledged ascetic and contemplative technique.” – Mircea Eliade, The Forge and the Crucible (University of Chicago Press) The second stage of the work. Jung favored a meditation technique he […]

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 2  by Ming Zhen Shakya

ALCHEMICAL DETACHMENT AND INTEGRATION  Part 2  by Ming Zhen Shakya

  And now if any be ignorant, let him be ignorant. I know not what more to say and not transgress the Silence of Pythagoras.” – Sir Isaac Newton, Alchemical manuscript, The Regimen (MSS 1032B RB NMAH, Smithsonian Inst.)   Spiritual Alchemists never attempted to cut God down to size and turn him into a lawman […]

Where is Wisdom?

Where is Wisdom?

  A Nobel prize, Lunar Communion, The Beatitudes and a Song of David’s   Shakespeare gives us a fine image of good intentions gone awry: to his own detriment, a fellow so eagerly tries to mount a horse that he jumps clear over it. Just so, Macbeth, pondering his plan to murder the king, worries […]

Dharma Up Close: An Approach to Study

Dharma Up Close: An Approach to Study

On Being in Prison As I read and reread Ming Zhen’s article on Expectations I thought I’d share both my approach to her work and my great finds in it. My approach is simple….rather than explain the approach I thought I’d show what I do. The work starts out comparing religious backsliding to prison recidivism. […]

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