This is maxim number Fifty-Six, often translated into English as "Down-look on No-One" and it carries the message that we should all stop ourselves before we think we are better than someone else. If someone has fallen on hard times, we should understand that life is uncertain and it could have been us that had … Continue reading Look Down on No One (Υφορω μηδενα)
Today's maxim seems a bit harsh. Then again, when was Apollo ever known to sugar coat things? The modern takeaway here is the trap of using grief as an emotional crutch or manipulation tactic. Sadness and grief are natural and are emotional responses we all know from the breakup of a relationship, drifting away from … Continue reading Grieve for No One (Μὴ ἐπὶ παντὶ λυποῦ)
Today's Delphic Maxim, #2 after "Follow God," is certainly something we have all been thinking about and discussing both publicly and privately following the death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police officers and other public safety officials in Memphis, Tennessee. Here in the United States, police officers, constables, sheriffs and the like are … Continue reading Obey The Law (Νομω πειθου)
Today's Delphic Maxim seems at first glance to be the simple advice that a parent should love their children. But I think this advice is much broader than that: to rear also means to raise up like a building. It can apply to anything that starts small and grows: plants, children, livestock. Each of these … Continue reading Love Whom You Rear (Οὓς τρέφεις, ἀγάπα)
Photo by zhugewala on Pexels.com I had taken a month's worth of cards from the Supra deck by UUSI and now I can't find them on my phone or in my files or anywhere... so even in the shadow of Mercury's recent retrograde motion, there is a reminder that we have to pay attention to … Continue reading In the Shadow of Rx
Supra by UUSI Spirit is an oft-used and seldom-understood idea. The Supra Oracle defines it as "...a mythological dream that requires a shared belief in a union between ourselves, our world and a higher power in order for it to exist and be useful to us." So today, embrace this fellowship and take flight!
Supra Oracle from UUSI The Spirit may cry for adventure but the sol prefers to settle into routine. Honor the humble in your life and be nourished,
from the Supra Oracle by UUSI Magic, the combining the World of Thought with the World of Form, takes us all to strange and unsettling territories. Relax and allow the sublime to evolve.
Different depictions of Janus from Bernard de Montfaucon's L'antiquité expliquée et représentée en figures January is named in honor of the great god Janus: a uniquely Roman deity who had two faces that could look into the past and into the future. He was the god of doorways, transitions, beginnings and endings. Thus he would … Continue reading A Time for Beginnings
According to the Sikh worldview, the whole is prior to its parts. The level of reality at which we are all individuals is a less fundamental reality than the level at which we are all One. This is a different worldview from that of most philosophers in the Western canon, who have usually posited the individual as … Continue reading The Whole and Not The Parts (A Sink POV)