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Halcyon actively monitors change covering more than 150 key elements of life.

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Spirituality

On Joseph Campbell

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Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God have been a constant companion to me for more than 30 years, while his The Hero with a Thousand Faces outlines the common journey of the archetypal hero across a wealth of ancient myths from around the world.

A short animation from TED Ed presents a synthesis of Campbell’s foundational framework for the eleven stages of the hero’s quest - from the call to adventure to the crisis to the moment of return and transformation.

What's Changing? - Civility

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October 2022

  • A team of scientists called for urgent research into the nature and causes of civilisational collapse. Writing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers said discussion of collapse has been dominated, so far, by philosophers and artists, and called for scientists to start studying ‘collapse mechanisms’ and how we can collectively adapt so as to avoid them.

 

June 2022

On Beltane

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See Pan the Piper dancing in the greenwood dawn...Earth, Water, Fire, Air, dancing round the Maypole...at Beltane, light a Beltane fire, high on the skyline - from Ancient Dream, by Aeolian Songspell

What's Changing? - Presence
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Halcyon Inspired 27 September 2021

 

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September 2021

 

June 2021

On Podcasts

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I have listened to and would recommend the following podcasts (2015-2018 recommendations to follow):

 

2014

On Nothing

Alan Watts proposed that "the most real state is the state of nothing," Our current reality, argued ideapod, is just a small piece in the reality of what it means to exist, to be nothing. While many consider this current state of existence, of life, as the crux of reality, perhaps our real state occurs before and after our lives in the abyss of "nothingness".

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Quote 2923

While we may reject the doctrines of many religions, we should not dismiss spiritual experiences in the same breath- they may hold essential clues for navigating our way through these troubled times - Peter Russell