The centre of the universe.....

I journeyed to Israel to quench a spiritual thirst generated by an interest in the Essene sect and a deep passion for the mystery of all things apocalyptic. On the shores of the Dead Sea I slept above the ruins of Qmran and there dreamt I was the 'sleeping gypsy'. I passed over the plains of Megiddo, the spiritual scene of Armagedon. Here I slept on top of the ruined Tel, the site of Micheners 'The Source'. I pulled into Nazareth, and Betlehem, to witness the Escher like temples of religous possession. I fasted onwards towards Jerusalem to reach the great centre of human destiny. Here I was repelled like two similar polar magnets, by the sheer horror of the place, the duplicity and blind passion and possession of holy ground by so called enlightened organisations.

Should Jerusalem be bulldozed and turned into a national park? Fenced off from all humanity and left to just the wind and the birdsong? Perhaps that would be best for us all...because at the end of time its only dust and sand! Any spot on earth is equally as sacred.

'"All along the watchtower, princes kept the view,....while all the women came and went, barefoot servants too,...Outside in the cold distance a wildcat did growl,....two riders were approaching, and the wind began to howl..."All along the watchtower"..Jimi Hendrix
From whence we came....

Sometimes you can almost hear the hum of the universe as it pulses beyond our reach. Its easy to forget its there, lurking behind the blue sky and hidden behind the haze of our burning planet. For me, there have been several instances where the heavens opened and fell to earth... Under a winter night sky while picking apples in the Huon valley and camping by Chambers Pillar in central Australia. It was if someone had pulled off the covers and there was nowhere to hide. The eyes of a billion planets were peeling the layers of existance away to reveal us as grains of sand in an enormous fishbowl. The further we look into time and space, the more of it we see...on and on...galaxies beyond galaxies, and in the space of this paragraph a million suns and worlds have been created and destroyed.

"We were born before the wind, all so younger than the sun, Ere the bonnie boat was wonas one, as we sail into the mystic, hark now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic"...Van Morrison
The ship of fools....

Its a two horse race to the finish. Life on earth is being destroyed at an alarming rate and its a question of whether we fall on our own sword or whether the Spirit of life intercedes to save itself. What? Life acting as a self determing entity? I have no doubt if... just when. The diversity of life is being isolated and homogonised as the human species expands. We have betrayed uor mandate to protect and encourage the force of life and the miracle of creative living biodiversity

"What have they done to the earth?..what have they done to our fair sister? ...ravaged and plundered and ripped her and bit her, stuck her with knifes in the side of the dawn, and tied her with fences and dragged her down".. Jim Morrison
The dogs of war.....

The 'beast' is alive and running riot across the planet. Humanity cannot control the animal within him and is consuming the earths valuable resources to manifest his fear and greed. Major countries such as the USA and Britain make massive profits from weapons manufacture, sale and distribution and warfare is now 'corporatised' . Politics are driven by merchants of death who profer from false morals and delusions of spiritual empowerment..

Invisible transfers, long distance calls,
Hollow laughter in marble halls
Steps have been taken, a silent uproar
Has unleashed the dogs of war
You can't stop what has begun
Signed, sealed, they deliver oblivion
We all have a dark side, to say the least
And dealing in death is the nature of the beast
One world, it's a battleground
One world, and we will smash it down..Pink Floyd

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