New Year, New Directions…

by Brian Cormack Carr on January 6, 2018 · 4 comments

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If a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.

– William Blake

A quick post from me, just to say that I’m conscious this site has been a bit dormant lately. As is the way of things, other demands have been pulling on my time … not least, the day job! I’ve also been taking some time out to think about what I want to do with this site, and with my writing and coaching practices. Various ideas are a-brewing, and I’ll be back soon to expand on these.

In the meantime, you might like to know that I’ve bitten the bullet – and after some cajoling and many requests – have reactivated my YouTube channel. Here’s my most recent video:

My thinking is that the channel – and this blog – will be a place where I share my thoughts on a range of  interests including writing, coaching, metaphysics, paganism, tarot, literature, mythology, healthy eating, functional fitness, herbalism, social activism, conscious leadership, non-duality, the world’s wisdom traditions, and more. So far, I seem to have been pretty focused on the tarot, since I consider that to be a very creditable repository for many of the areas listed above. More of that, and more of various other things, to come!

I’m looking forward to these forthcoming explorations. Why not take a look at some of my videos, and join the conversation? I’d love to hear your thoughts too!

Back soon…

Brian

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jim January 6, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Non Duality?
… in what sense Brian?

You mean like the gender stuff?

==>Jim

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Brian Cormack Carr January 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Hi Jim,
I mean in the “all is one”, Advaita Vedanta sense. Various wisdom texts speak of it: the Tao Te Ching, the Bhagavad Gita, A Course in Miracles…and various teachers have spoken from a nondual perspective. Nowadays we hear from Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie etc…and before them, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta, Alan Watts…

I speak a bit about it in this video: https://youtu.be/s9OVEVzAz6E

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jim January 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Thanks!

I am a monist too….

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monism

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Brian Cormack Carr January 7, 2018 at 10:39 am

Yes – a similar overlapping philosophy. You’ve reminded me to clarify – nonduality is perhaps less “all is one” and more “there is not two (or more)”. Whereas monism asserts that all things are the same thing, some schools on nondual thinking postulate that all things are NO thing – they are the illusion of thing-ness, appearing in awareness.

The Sanskrit word to describe this is, appropriately enough, “maya” – the namesake of the star of the video above! 🙂

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