More Children

This last morning, I again spoke with a group of children, and am utterly taken with the absolute sincerity of their quest for the truth of things . . . their deep inner need to know that that which they are hearing is true.  It is only the certainty of that which comes towards them that binds them to themselves, that gives them anchor in this world.

Their security comes from no other place, and so I am compelled to reconsider my own place between certainty and doubt as an adult . . . do I stand in a place in which they can find sanctity?

These too, were twelve year olds’.  I shared with them two stories . . . one of how we humans first came to fire, to Light . . . this is the story in my book of how man, in the purging of the animal nature out of himself, comes towards fullness as a human Being . . . in finding the light of Spirit we are able to stand as human between heaven and earth.

The second story, and the one they loved the most, was of course about Lions and Magic!  It is the story of an ancient race in an ancient land, a story of relationships between the visible and the invisible, of shape-shifting and the possibilities of life.  To stand before their shining Souls questing for this knowledge is a verification for all of us who might think that the world of imagination in children is a world of fantasy . . . it is not!  It is a world of truth . . . a truth, which we the adult have forgotten to remember, and so by default have come to deny.

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This old relationship with life must and will return in new and conscious form.

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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.