The Story of the Inner Self

Posted on June 6, 2016 in Stories

stories of meditation

When I was younger I had the idea that when you travelled somewhere far away where no one knew you, you had the opportunity to reinvent yourself. With no one around you to remind you of who you were or…

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The Three Thieving Demons

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Stories

fox in the snow

This is the story of three demons who sat around at the end of the world wondering what they could steal from the humans, what would they miss the most?

The answer was… stories.

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The Magician

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Stories

magic story

The Magician walked the winding mountain road towards the village, passing into the shadow of the towering volcanic peaks and observing out of the side of his eyes the commotion his arrival was causing. He walked on slowly towards the…

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The Story of Syphilis

Posted on April 23, 2016 in True Stories

story of syphillis

The arrival of the Spanish to the Americas was one of the greatest catastrophes ever experienced by any society as the indigenous population of at least 50 million people was almost totally wiped out within a century. The Spanish were…

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The Story of Zen

Posted on March 1, 2016 in Stuff I Like

bodhidharma, zen monk

I remember the confusion I felt in my religious studies class at school when the teacher asked me what Zen was. “I don’t know, sir.” I shrugged. “Correct!” I was told. Mr Hickman, if you’re reading this, thank you for…

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Man in a Box

Posted on February 19, 2016 in Stories

tramp, homeless man in a box

Jonathan Spencer felt that his wife didn’t understand him at all. There he was, working every hour God sent to meet the mortgage payments on their pretty little house in the suburbs, putting food on the table for his children…

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The Story of the Sphinx

Posted on January 18, 2016 in Stories

sphinx story

It the mountain village of Singulus it was considered extremly bad manners to ever speak to anyone. In Singulus, a person was valued by how much they knew and to tell someone anything was to imply that you knew more…

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The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon

Posted on December 29, 2015 in Stories

man in love with the moon

Of all the stories of broken-hearted lovers, none was ever quite so tragic as the man who fell in love with the moon. It all began in the park one evening as he sat on a bench, shrouded in self-pity,…

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Hands of Life

Posted on December 19, 2015 in Stories

healing hands of eternal life

Leonard Leben was born into a wealthy family in 1521. His father died of typhoid leaving Leonard and his mother alone in a large mansion in the English countryside. Leonard’s mother transferred all of her love for her husband onto…

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