Bob Van Laerhoven’s review of Cataclysm

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With Thanks to Jack Eason

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Think back a few days. If you remember, the Belgian novelist Bob Van Laerhoven and I agreed to read each other’s book and review it. In my case I read and reviewed the Kindle version of his short story collection – Dangerous Obsessions.

For his part Bob read the paperback version of my novella Cataclysm (click the above cover). Here is what he had to say in his review:

5.0 out of 5 stars  An adventure in time and thoughts

Format: Paperback
It’s hard to put a “genre” on “Cataclysm” and that’s just what I like in “modern literature”. Although the novel is short, Jack Eason manages to touch a lot of fascinating themes without giving the impression that the story is rushed. Literature harbours a great deal of tales about time-travel, but “Cataclysm” adds a kind of…

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Who Am “I”?

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The First Question of All Time!! ❤

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the-divineWho am I? This physical brain is not posing the question, who is Julianne Victoria, but who is the “I” that lies behind the individual identity and separate physical body that is experiencing the typing of these words? Who am “I”?

In my post A Vessel of the Divine on the blog Blazing Light of Glory, which this body-mind co-creates with my Course in Miracles study-buddy Lisa of BloomLisa, I discuss how the body, including the individual mind in the physical brain, is how we mostly identify ourselves. The separation from God, Nature, and others that the individual mind believes, however, is just an illusion. This is a very challenging concept for the individual body-mind, the ego. However, what can be even more challenging is understanding who am “I”.

Firstly I’d like to point out that the ego, by which I mean the individual identity connected to each of our…

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Jung on Alchemy (4): Materia Prima – the One, Who Art All

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The Library and the Laboratory (From Michael Maier, Tripus Aureus, Frankfurt, 1677) The Library and the Laboratory (From Michael Maier, Tripus Aureus, Frankfurt, 1677)

In this vignette found in Michael’s Maier’s Tripus Aureus, Jung saw “the double face of alchemy.“ On the right hand side, a man is busy at a furnace, engaged full on in the physical and transformative experience, while in the library three learned men are having a philosophical debate. Theorizing and applying the theory were of equal importance to alchemists: learning required an equal measure of doing, throwing oneself into an experience without hesitation or holding back. In the round flask on the tripod there is a winged dragon – a crucial symbol in the alchemical opus:

“The dragon in itself is a monstrum – a symbol combining the chthonic principle of the serpent and the aerial principle of the bird. It is … a variant of Mercurius. … When the alchemist speaks of Mercurius, on the face…

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“Law, Like Love“ by W.H. Auden

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“Law, say the gardeners, is the sun,
Law is the one
All gardeners obey
To-morrow, yesterday, to-day. ♥♥♥

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“Law, say the gardeners, is the sun,
Law is the one
All gardeners obey
To-morrow, yesterday, to-day.
Law is the wisdom of the old,
The impotent grandfathers feebly scold;
The grandchildren put out a treble tongue,
Law is the senses of the young.
Law, says the priest with a priestly look,
Expounding to an unpriestly people,
Law is the words in my priestly book,
Law is my pulpit and my steeple.
Law, says the judge as he looks down his nose,
Speaking clearly and most severely,
Law is as I’ve told you before,
Law is as you know I suppose,
Law is but let me explain it once more,
Law is The Law.
Yet law-abiding scholars write:
Law is neither wrong nor right,
Law is only crimes
Punished by places and by times,
Law is the clothes men wear
Anytime, anywhere,
Law is Good morning and Good night.
Others say…

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