The Vault of Lost Tales

Memoirs of an Enchanted Sojourner

Month: April, 2015

All That We Are

#It is the thought that counts#

Eddie Two Hawks

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All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him.
If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him,
like a shadow that never leaves him.

source: The Buddha
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Image Collection*

*Image Collection: refers to those images used elsewhere by the author
(please do not copy)

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Sorrows Have Taught Me

Amen.

Eddie Two Hawks

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He who would seek truth and proclaim it to mankind is
bound to suffer. My sorrows have taught me to understand
the sorrows of my fellow men…persecution has not
dimmed the vision within me.

source: Kahlil Gibran, The Voice of the Master
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie’s Garden, Caladium, April 2015

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You Can’t Keep Away

#UNIVERSAL MYSTERIES#

Eddie Two Hawks

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One who knows does not speak.
One who speaks does not know.
The one who knows is the one whose doors are shut,
whose openings are blocked, whose sharpness
is blunted, and whose glare is softened.
He is one with the subtle truth of the universe.

Thus you cannot get close to such a person
by your love to do so.
Nor can you keep away from him
by your desire to do so.
You cannot bestow benefit on him,
nor can you do him harm,
because he holds the subtle essence of the universe.

source: Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Image Files, Pink Water Lily

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What You See

#WISDOM#

Eddie Two Hawks

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

source: Henry David Thoreau
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie’s Garden, Bromeliad

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First Chapters – The Lost Queen by Sirius Oryon

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Today’s First Chapter is from The Lost Queen by fellow author Sirius Oryon.

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The Lost Queen follows Iona, a magical nymph, who is different from the other nymphs in the magical grove of Crystal Orchard. Conflict causes the Elders to exile Iona to the Valley of Grove. When she embarks on a search for the Lost Queen, she is forced to question everything that she was taught, as well as realize that the Lost Queen may be closer to her than she could ever imagine.

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 The Dream

It was the end of the longest day of her life. Things that some nymphs had never experienced in a thousand years had all happened to Iona in one day. Her life had never been quite boring, but this day had been the king of them all.

It had all begun with those surreal night visions that Iona had awakened…

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The Pearl of Great Price

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Im ashamed to die until i have won some victory for humanity.(Horace Mann)

The Pearl of Great Price

A Sermon by the Rev. James P. Cooper

Toronto, November 23, 2008

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The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. (MAT 13:45,46)

The Old Testament is remarkably silent on the matter of the nature of heaven, hell, and the life after death. It appears that the children of Israel were not able to receive truths about heaven, and so were allowed to continue in their belief in the shadowy spirit world which they called “Sheol.” Sheol is related to the Greek concept of Hades and is often translated as “hell”. Perhaps the most powerful teaching of the Old Testament regarding Sheol is in First Samuel Chapter 28 where Saul begs the witch of En Dor to raise the prophet Samuel’s…

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ASTROWEATHER

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FRIDAY APRIL 3, 2015

 ~ Ahhhhhh – – the moon slips into Libra at 3:07 AM this morning on the east coast; setting the tone for a fabulous, social holiday weekend. Your attention turns to your partners and your others, with heightened emphasis on bringing things right side up. This is the time of the lunar cycle when we give others the benefit of the doubt as we try to weigh all the pros and cons. It is a lifelong pursuit, swinging pendulum and constant battle. This is both the gift and the curse of Libra. Unable to make a decision in our attempts to be fair: alas, we judge. Therein lies the contradiction of Libra energy. The essence is all about partnership, yet “in Libra *we* judge.”

The full moon total lunar eclipse takes place tomorrow (Saturday) at 8:05 AM midway through the sign of Aries. She gets to about the…

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