Liezi 列 Waterfall

Heaven and earth operate without thought or purpose, through processes which are ziran 自然, so of them ­selves. Man follows the same course, through the process of growth and decay, without choosing either to be born or to die. Yet alone among the myriad things he tries to base his actions on thought and knowledge, to … Continue reading Liezi 列 Waterfall

Musical Interlude with Chris Cornell

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our mind." by Chris Cornell edited by O Society September 20, 2019 Redemption Song  Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships, Minutes after they took I From the bottomless pit. But my hand was made strong By the 'and of … Continue reading Musical Interlude with Chris Cornell

The Whole-Planet View by Rosalind Watts, Sam Gandy, and Alex Evans edited by O Society September 19, 2019 In 1966, on a rooftop overlooking San Francisco, the writer Stewart Brand felt that he could perceive the curvature of the Earth, an effect of the psychedelic substance he had consumed. He wondered why no one had photographed the Earth … Continue reading The Whole-Planet View

The Practice of San Ti Shi in Xing Yi Quan

孫福全 Sun Lutang by Tom Bisio edited by O Society September 12, 2019 Xing Yi Quan & San Ti Shi Standing in San Ti Shi is one of the most important parts of foundational training (Ji Ben Gong) of Xing Yi Quan. In Xing Yi Quan there are three key elements that must simultaneously cultivated … Continue reading The Practice of San Ti Shi in Xing Yi Quan

MisChief with Loki

by O Society August 24, 2019 Kalandra — Helvegen What do the Runes say? Norwegian—————————————————--English translation Hvem skal synge meg—————————————Who shall sing mei daudsvevna slynge meg———————————-into the death-sleep sling menår eg på Helvegen går————————————When I walk on the Path of Deathog dei spora eg trår er kalda, så kalda—————--and the tracks I tread are cold, … Continue reading MisChief with Loki