Inspirations

“I find it very hard to imagine how we could go from meaningless, purposeless, quality-less, feeling-less, experience-less matter, into rich, subjective lived experience, unless some of those qualities were a fundamental feature of the matter and the energy that makes us up”

Merlin Sheldrake

Thoreau - Walden

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion. For most men, it appears to me, are in a strange uncertainty about it…”

Wild Poetry

Inspirations

The Time That Is Given To Us - Frodo and Gandalf

Breeze at Dawn - by Rumi

Lightness and Weight - by Milan Kundera

West Wind - by Mary Oliver

Science and Romance - Ray Bradbury

Love Dogs - by Rumi

Falling in Love, Eros - John O'Donohue

For Eros - by John O'Donohue

The Guest House - by Rumi

September 8th - by Pablo Neruda

Body of a Woman - by Pablo Neruda

Zero Circle - by Rumi

Loneliness - by Hafez

Alchemy for the Soul - by Tommy Crawford

The Mayo Tao - by Derek Mahon

Birds and Poets - by John Burrows

Renunciation and Daring - by Chogyam Trungpa

The Four Enemies to Becoming a Man of Knowledge - Carlos Castaneda

By the Lake in the Wood - by Bill Plotkin

Spirit Arrow - by Terence Freitas

The Owl and the Pussycat - by Edward Lear

Listening to the Wild Animal of the Soul - by Parker J. Palmer

Topaz Lake - by Jon Ekstrom

Sweet Darkness - by David Whyte

The Call of the Wild - by Robert Service

The Lady of Shalott - by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Truelove - by David Whyte

The Song of Wandering Aengus - by W.B. Yeats

Longing to Belong - by Eddie Vedder

Chief Yellow Hawk's Prayer

Among the Multitudes - Wislawa Szymborska

The Invitation - by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

When You Are Old - by William Butler Yeats

If You Want to Change the World, Love a Man

Feminine Mysteries of Love & Longing - by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Interdependence

The Three Marriages - by David Whyte

This Poem Belongs to You - by David Whyte

Take a Path with Heart - The Teachings of Don Juan, by Carlos Castaneda

Wise Eyes

Chief Seattle

Surrender/Acceptance vs Hope/Resistance

Stillness - by Robert Goslin

The Summer Day - by Mary Oliver

Where Has All The Magic Gone? - by Zac Hinton

Me - by Zac Hinton

The Great Stories - Frodo and Sam in the Two Towers

Lost - Native American story translated by David Wagoner

Pictures From Then - by Colin Campbell

This Morning - by Esther Morgan

How Poetry Comes to Me - by Gary Snyder

The Gift of Opposites - Rumi

Rose Garden of Union - Rumi

Unity - by George William Russell

Human Life's Mystery - by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

A Doodle at the Edge - by William Ayot

Knowing by Living and not by Looking - Nicholas Evans

The Dark Night of the Soul - Saint John of the Cross, adapted into song by Loreena McKennitt

Kubla Khan - by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The World as Sensuous and Alive - by David Abram

All the True Vows - by David Whyte

The Widower and his Clothes - by Margaret Livingston

White Wolf, Black Wolf - Cherokee Story

The Story of 800 - by Mary Courtney

The Road Not Taken - by Robert Frost

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening - by Robert Frost

The Benefit of Law

Princess Bride

Beauty to the Beast - by Theodora Goss

What If... - by Jann McGuire

Walt Whitman

All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter - by J.R.R. Tolkien

To Die - Peter Pan

Articles

The Fantasy of Safety through Power: The psycho-political philosophy of The Lord of the Rings - by Rupert Read

Avatar: A call to save the future - by Rupert Read

Joseph Campbell and the Grail Myth - by Jules Cashford

Mara, Buddha & Belonging - by Joanna Macy

The Poetry of Illness - by Julianna S. Parker

The Sword and the Grail - by John Adcox

Rapunzel: Myths, Dreams, Symbols - by Carolyn Baker, Ph.D.

Inanna Descent into the Underworld

Inanna’s Descent - A Depth Psychological Perspective - by D. Scott Stanley

Unmasked Madman - by Kahlil Gibran

A Man And His Sword - by Christopher Noble