Let The Rabbit Be Your Guide: Esoteric Bunny Symbolism

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Thank you, Harvey—I prefer you too!
–Elwood P. Dowd (not to be confused with J. R. Bob Dobbs)

Thanks to the movie Donnie Darko, human-sized rabbits—once the purview of Easter photo-ops and “nice” flicks like 1950’s Harvey—have taken on somewhat of a sinister cast. But if you haven’t yet picked up on the more unsettling—or at least uncanny—aspects of Oryctolagus cuniculus, you haven’t been paying attention!

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Is The “Devil Horns” Hand Gesture Evil?

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Some conspiracy theorists insist that the so-called “devil horns” hand gesture, which has been seen used by scores of celebrities, politicians, and other public figures, is supposed to represent allegiance to Satan. Does this hand-sign have some sort of occult meaning, or is it just a playful affectation that looks good in a photograph? The answer is…both yes and no.

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The 3 Great Spiritual Archetypes: Cuckoos, Masters, and Wanderers

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Dr. Stephen Strange: I’m not ready.
The Ancient One: No one ever is. We don’t get to choose our time.
–“Doctor Strange”

On your journey of spiritual development, you might find it helpful to have role-models—archetypes—to pattern yourself after. While the annals of “real-life” esotericism are filled with possible heroes & heroines to emulate, you could just as well take the pop-cultural route.

There are three distinct hero/heroine archetypes which seem to recur in mythology, pop-culture, and “real-life.” They all seem to push the boundaries of human evolution—but each in their own unique way.

They are: Cuckoos, Masters, and Wanderers.

Simply put:

  • Cuckoos are “born that way”
  • Masters are more or less “self-made”
  • Wanderers “go with the Flow”

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The Man Who Was Afraid Of A Soul

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Here’s another story that I’ve been thinking about lately, something that happened to me about…16 years ago. Nothing gory or spectacular, just a subtle thing. A conversation I had with a former boss, something that most people would have forgotten. I still think about the implications of that conversation.

This particular boss seemed like a pretty amiable sort of person. Younger Baby Boomer, very creative, middle-class upbringing, had a family of his own, and shared many of the same common cultural touchstones as our peers.

One day we were talking, and I said something like, “you have to do something that feels right for your soul.” Well, this apparently stopped the conversation dead—he just stopped and looked at me with confusion and disgust. “What did you say?”

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On “Surrender” And Being A Fool

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“Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”
–Charlie Chaplin

As I do my meditations, I sometimes wonder/ask: “what could I be doing more of?” Always wondering: how can I strategically be more sharp, more savvy, more anticipatory of trends, more productive, and so on.

And the answer I get is: “just surrender to it.” Stop “fighting it,” stop trying to “fit in,” stop trying to be strategic. Be normal—in terms of whatever “normal” is for me. Be organic. Be relaxed.

Just be.

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What The Singularity Really Is

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It is not the technology itself that is our “future”—the AI, the Cloud, becoming cyborgs, and so on. Rather, they are “mirrors” or templates for what the next stage of evolution might look and be like.

For example, when you read or watch science fiction in which people are “uploaded” to the Cloud…that’s a very precise metaphor for dimensions in which souls interact without form. The Cloud brings the astral/psychic space, the realm where thoughts are the reality.

Artificial Intelligence is a metaphor for ourselves—how we were created, how we evolved, and our relationship with Creator.

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The Legacy Of The Giver

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“You see, no one in our Community has any memory of the past. Only me. When the Elders need guidance on matters that are beyond their experience, I provide wisdom. That is now your role. To provide guidance in the present using memories of the past.”
—The Giver, “The Giver”

“A girl gives me several things to make needed money. The last thing she gives me are a set of 4 books called The Giver, that she had buried under some garbage outside where no one would find them.”
—Dream, 1/1/15

In the 2014 movie The Giver the title character retains the memory of his entire post-dystopian society; he is tasked with transferring his recollections to a young man designated The Receiver Of Memory. Outside of this little exchange, the society’s leaders seem pretty content with obliterating their history in favor for an extremely calm and orderly communal mindset.
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