Children

B537Final2I have given a number of talks over the last month or so, and am grateful for the platform granted by this book.  Last night I had the privilege of speaking to a group of children aged around eleven and twelve years . . . and it was that and more . . . I am left with a picture of open hearts and eyes that shine for the ring of truth. They are of that age where they stand so comfortably positioned between the physical and spiritual realms . . . one foot in each realm . . . like the First People.   In this manner of being, one may correctly perceive the people of the early races as human beings at an adolescent stage of development on the long time-line between then and now . . . humans as yet unspoiled.  Whether being told of some physical endeavor or equally of some deep esoteric truth, they are so able to hear and understand exactly what is being said . . . they immediately grasp without prejudice what is spoken.  Their openness and understanding is not yet pre-determined by what they have learned in this life, but more by an inherent disposition of Soul, standing between innocence and wisdom . . . like a Grail cup waiting to be filled.  And we, as the adult humans on this long journey, must take great care with how we fill this cup.

 

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The Bushman Winter Has Come

IMG_9466dI was asked what I hoped people would take away from this book . . . well . . . my hope is to add to a deeper understanding of who these ‘first people’ really are, so that we come to know more of what this ancient race has brought into the context of our lives on earth, and know what they have contributed towards the spiritual evolution of humanity.

Through this understanding, I hope people will gain more truth with regard to our own nature, to understand how we modern humans stand in this world.  I think it is a vital part of human evolution to carry, in knowledge, the truth of that which came before us, of those who walked before us  . . . the absence or presence of that knowledge reflects clearly in who we are now.

I would like to know that I have made it a little more possible for people to acknowledge the invisible world, and to live within the world of Spirit . . . to develop the certainty that it is acceptable to believe in that which you cannot see . . . to know, that what is unknown, is also true.

I hope that with this book I have strengthened the bridge between the ancient race and us, that the memory lines are extended from their archetypal dreaming consciousness to our wide awake modern human consciousness . . . and that we can, through this knowledge, do more than we have done.

Talking with people

I was invited by Prof Boonzaier to give a seminar at the University of Pretoria last week, and embraced the opportunity with an appropriate measure of doubt . . .

Many years ago I had shied away from the academic world, mainly because of it’s mandated refusal to include study of the aspect of Spirit in the human sciences.  Evolution however, both physical and spiritual, is slow but certain . . . life continues, people change as they follow the questions that arise in their Being, and sooner or later, they come to live those changes into the world . . . for all of us, it is the activity of our ‘doubt striving for certainty’ that fuels much of our human endeavour on this earth.

So anyway, I did a one and a half hour talk to a receptive group of people, some accomplished academics amongst them.  The response was extremely gratifying, and I am thankful for the affirmation of my thinking and of my work . . . I was then asked by the head of the Anthropological faculty, a delightful human evolved out of scottish geography called Fraser McNeill, to immediately give a second lecture to the entire anthropological student body.  We drank a coffee, and sallied forth to face three hundred young minds questing for wisdom in a world hardened by re-synthesized information.

I gave another hour to the insistence that future anthropology includes full consideration for the spiritual component of the living human . . . the response was magnificent.  Of course in the audience there were some that still slept, and others that still dreamed, but the wide-awake amongst them are asking the right questions.

It is my hope that my book finds it’s way into those corridors, and that I can contribute to future thinking with regard to the human journey in this world.

The very fact of Spirit, is the entire reason that we gather in various groups around our earth in search of a wisdom that will serve as guide for humanity in these challenged times . . . and few are exempt from this need.  My question to any thinking human remains . . . Tsamkwa /tge? . . . are your eyes nicely open?

Human beings

The radio interview yesterday with RSG was interesting on a few levels.  I had to speak in Afrikaans which is not my first language, and which although quite a challenge seemed nonetheless to evoke the right response in the audience.

Something of great significance that always arises for me when talking about the Bushmen, is this absolute resonance that so many people have with the subject . . . it is as if there is something still present as content in their souls which remembers, which remembers that they too were once First People, for there was a time on this earth when all humans were archetypal in both form and manner.  This primal memory is neither frivolous nor fanciful . . . it is a very real residual memory which lives within the Soul memory of many people today.  It is my understanding that we were all once ‘first people’.

A long walk on The Great Sand Face

Paul001It has taken me twenty eight years of learning, so that I could finish this book and get the story into the world.  To bring to cognition all that I had experienced and taken in as memory in bone and blood, to somehow extract that experience and bring it into a word-form that would truthfully express the Soul nature of the First People.   It has been a long and profound journey for me, to find within myself the wisdom to bring the truth of another people into the world . . . and at the end of it to see that the truth of the ‘other’ is in effect my own truth . . . and that essentially, is part of what I hope this book will bring to bear in our world.