Rex Quondam, Rexque Futurus

Rex Quondam, Rexque Futurus Celtic Tradition – Britain and France     There was a time when the land of the Britons was thrown into chaos. It was when the empire collapsed under a band of inept and corrupt rulers, in cahoots with a few great merchants equally sick with greed, who did not leave the…

How the Trees Stopped Talking

How the Trees Stopped Talking Estonia and Finland     Many years ago, when human beings were still capable of imagining, a man left his cabin and went to the forest in order to collect firewood. He came across a very straight birch tree and decided that this tree would do. He placed his leather bag…

The Wind in the Pine

The Wind in the Pine Japan   Long, long ago, so long that even the White Crane cannot remember it, in the Land of Fresh Rice Ears, the Land of the Reed Plains, there grew a Pine-Tree. It stood within the sound of the sea. Great it grew, and there was not a greater in…

The Two Machi

The Two Machi Mapuche People – Chile, Argentina   The machi are the religious doctors who live in our Mapuche Nation. They communicate with the supernatural world of spirits and with the Mapu, the land of the Mapuche men and women. Many years ago, when I was a small child, I went on vacation trips…

The Shambhala Warriors

The Shambhala Warriors Tibetan Buddhism   My best friend, Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche, gave me this teaching. It’s from the Kâlachakra Tantra and it’s about the emergence of the Kingdom of Shambhala. In this particular interpretation, by my friend from Tashi Jeong, the term ‘Shambhala Warriors’ arises. It is obvious that is a metaphor for the…