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Select Cross-Cultural and Historical Personifications of Death
This extensive introduction includes some of the more well known, along with some lesser known Death "incarnations", and I use that term loosely, as in many cultures, the Angel of Death can be quite an adept shapeshifter. We have tried to cull...
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Ehwaz
The third rune of the third aett bears the reconstructed Common Germanic name Ehwaz. Later, its name became Aihws in Gothic (note how archaic Gothic is), and still later, Eh in Anglo-Saxon. If you remember that “k” in Indo-European changed to “h” in Germanic,...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Pagan Sexuality and Sexual Freedom
Old Traditions Live Today! Pagans like me who believe in, talk about and practice sexual freedom are protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. As individuals, and as Americans, we pagans have the freedom to choose the manner in which we...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Body Mysteries >> Sexuality
Gebo
Today we'll consider Gebo, the seventh rune in the first aett. We're now almost a third of the way through the futhark! An alternative Common Germanic name for this rune is Gybu. Derivations of both names show up in later Germanic languages, such as Gothic (Gi...
Divination >> Rune Stones
Nauthiz
Welcome again to the Rune-of-the-Month Club. Actually, it seems like it's become more like the Rune-of-the-Season Club, since the last time I sat down to write one of these, I was snowed it; and now, daytime highs are well into the 80's! I'll try to write a...
Divination >> Rune Stones

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The Koan - Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
Sep 24, 2014 greatest masters of the koan.10 Even though the use of koans in ..... 14 It seems that a survey of the contemporary use of koans in Soto Zen ...
Koan Zen From the Inside - Being Without Self
The gradual spread and extensive use of formalized koan, howev- er, have also been ... give us a glimpse of the inner workings of modern-day Japanese Zen practice, thus avoiding ..... settle it "on the basis of the koans.
Entangling Vines: A Classic Collection of Zen Koans - Wisdom
Entangling vines : Zen koans of the Shūmon kattōshū / translated and annotated ...... koan collection,” since the most common contemporary usage of the word.
The Road to Nowhere: Koans and Deconstruction of - The Zen Site
Jun 6, 2007 effect that such deconstruction might have on contemporary Zen. Koan stories ... also the practice of Zen, in particular the practice of koan study.
Opening a Mountain: Koans of the Zen Masters The Koan:texts and
Steven Heine's Opening a Mountain: Köans of the Zen Masters includes transla- ..... G. Victor Sögen Hori interprets the koan and kenshö in contemporary Rinzai.

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Review of Brad Warner's Latest, “Don't Be A Jerk”
Where Are You Now?
When I sat with this koan last year, I felt that the koan was asking me to see the beauty that is everywhere in the world, but I wasn't ready to do that yet. What if the beauty in my world is my sadness?
Collection of American Zen koans for quiet contemplation
American Zen Koan No. 96: A student once asked Zen teacher Steve Allen, “If you were given a wish-fulfilling jewel, what would you wish for?” ONE BIRD, ONE STONE: 108 Contemporary Zen Stories, by Sean Murphy.
Dogen Did Not Practice Shikantaza and Even Had a Gaining Idea
Guifeng's Five Styles of Zen, and Mine
In our contemporary Western culture, while not Zen, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and his associates could be seen as a sort of “Bompu Vipassana.” There is nothing wrong with this, ...

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Zen Koans by Venerable Gyomay Kubose, Terebess Asia Online
"This unique collection contains over 200 classical and modern koans... [with] original ... The purpose of a Koan is to open your perception of the truth.
Modern koans
Modern koans. A Zen Master leaving for a new country by plane and as is the convention in any country was subjected to customs. In order to ensure that ...
49 Fingers: A Collection of Modern American Koans - Sweeping Zen
Catherine Spaeth August 26, 2011 Book Reviews, Featured, Koan Work Comments Off on 49 Fingers: A Collection of Modern American Koans – A Sweeping ...
Koan Zen From the Inside - Being Without Self
The gradual spread and extensive use of formalized koan, howev- er, have also been ... give us a glimpse of the inner workings of modern-day Japanese Zen practice, thus avoiding ..... settle it "on the basis of the koans.
Kōan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. In the eighteenth century the Rinzai school became dominated by the legacy of Hakuin, who laid a strong ...

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