Earth & Air

Alabama Connections: The Circle

So an important part of my trip to Alabama was the workshop held, whose second half turned into a powerful healing ceremony. I remember teaching about the state of Wuji – Emptiness, also known as Sunyata. I pointed out that the medicine wheel, mandala, and all these sacred…

Connections: Physical vs Psychological

The entire Universe is inter-connected—every galaxy, every solar system, every planet. Equally important, every human is connected to one another, and that’s the function of our DNA. To better understand these considerations, we shall attempt to present a few clues to help you better understand the makings of…

E-mails from Jason

Date: Friday, February 1, 2008, 8:42 AM Hello everyone once again. This is Captain Jason Carter coming to you from the beautiful mountain of Afghanistan. Shall I begin my tale of this week’s exciting adventures? Shall I? This week found us on several convoys for our missions. We…

E-mails from Jason

Date: Monday, January 28, 2008, 2:08 AM Well, here I am once again telling tall tales of my adventure here in Afghanistan.  Kind of a slow week but that is OK.  Shall I begin? Ok, well since this week was still snowing, when it cleared up enough,  we…

BEING REBORN CULTURALLY

I have explored other cultures with the knowledge that they will be quite different from my own upbringing.  What is culture?  I would maintain that we all grow up in a particular community and national culture which has its own styles, conditionings, and attitudes.  Many people don’t ever…

Florence Indian Mound

  How do we show that we care about something built in the past? Sometimes we preserve it, making sure it remains as authentic to its original form as possible. Sometimes we replicate it, so the original intent is passed on in more than one form. Most importantly,…

E-mails from Jason

Date: Monday, January 28, 2008, 2:08 AM Well, here I am once again telling tall tales of my adventure here in Afghanistan.  Kind of a slow week but that is OK.  Shall I begin? Ok, well since this week was still snowing, when it cleared up enough,  we…

Food for Thought

It was Pitru Paksha or the fortnight when Hindus remember their Pitra or ancestors. In the lunar calendar the two weeks are sandwiched between the Ganesh festival and Navratri Goddess festival corresponding to the Krishna Paksh or waning fortnight of the Bhadrapada (September) moon. It is believed that…

E-mails from Jason

Saturday, January 19, 2008, 9:43 AM Hello everyone! This is your local cool Captain Jason Carter coming to you live from exotic and very cold Afghanistan with this weeks’ exciting tale.  Shall I? Let me start with the temperatures.  It has been very cold for the past 2…