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MYSTIC JOURNEY: GRAVITY 2

MYSTIC JOURNEY: GRAVITY 2

Google +This post celebrates the exit of autumn and the entrance of winter on December 21. The December solstice is, of course, a time of great imbalance and reversal in the earth’s motion. In one indivisible instant the entire earth does a pirouette on its axis and completely reverses its direction. The December solstice also provides an auspicious moment in which to publish the final part of my 9 part Mystic Journey poem.A...

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Happy 2nd Birthday dougbentley.com!

Happy 2nd Birthday dougbentley.com!

Google +This post is a celebration of this site’s “2nd Birthday” and a look back over the previous year.2014: A Preview to WW3?Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack...

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I’m Seeing Red on Black Friday I SONNET 24

I’m Seeing Red on Black Friday I SONNET 24

Google +I’m Seeing Red on Black Friday The annual Christmas holiday shopping season frenzy is just around the corner. This is the time of year when business balance sheets turn black and shoppers’ credit card balances turn bloody red. Yes, the true magic of Christmas is how “the season of giving” becomes a kind of reverse Robin Hood event in which a few rich corporations manage to “take”, or steal...

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SEEDBURST I The Physicist And The Mystic

SEEDBURST I The Physicist And The Mystic

Google +This article is a combination of my latest video and a short excerpt from my newest book. It explores the differences between the universes of the physicist and the mystic. They are quite different worlds. Even mutually exclusive, in fact.The Physicist And The MysticIn the short video below I discuss the universe of modern physics. That universe is a cold, empty place. Devoid of mind or consciousness, everything within it...

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The Behemoth Of Government Deciphered

The Behemoth Of Government Deciphered

Google +Today’s topic is ‘Government’. Government is a behemoth which, although distinct in every culture, nation and time in history, shares common attributes. These attributes ensure that Government will expand forever, no matter where it exists or in what form. This post discusses a few of those primary attributes.King Behemoth and his Government BureaucratsWhat – Who is “Behemoth”? Behemoth...

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Forgetting To Give Back: Pope Francis Have Pity

Forgetting To Give Back: Pope Francis Have Pity

Google +This post is a combination of one of my recent videos and a brief excerpt from my newest book ‘Philosophical Fragments Of Your Ancient Name‘. The topic is Church tithing; specifically, how the practice of church tithing has contributed to interminable poverty among the world’s poorest even as the churches have become incalculably wealthy.Pope Francis: Blood is Thicker than Water, but Is it Thicker than...

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A Short Story by Valsa George

A Short Story by Valsa George

Google +I am very excited about this post. A very private person, poet Valsa George of India is going to share a tiny glimpse into her private life with us.On Valsa GeorgeThe web has made it possible for poets from all countries to come together and share their cultures and their insights with each other. Each country seems to bring its own unique mode of expression, as well as content to the new mix. This inter-cultural mingling...

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MYSTIC JOURNEY: GRAVITY 1

MYSTIC JOURNEY: GRAVITY 1

Google +This post celebrates the exit of summer and the entrance of autumn on September 22. This transition occurs simultaneously so there is a sense of cosmic balance and equality here. The September equinox is, of course, a time of balance and equality in the earth’s orbit around the sun. The September equinox is also an auspicious moment to publish the 8th part of my 9 part Mystic Journey poem.September Equinox and the Four...

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Philosophical Fragments Of Your Ancient Name

Philosophical Fragments Of Your Ancient Name

Google +I am in the final stages of rewriting and editing a new book. Since I am still enjoying summer I’m going to take the easy, lazy way out and simply post a few excerpts from it.“Philosophical Fragments Of Your Ancient Name” ExcerptsThe title of my next book is “Philosophical Fragments Of Your Ancient Name“. The title is a combination of a book titled “Philosophical Fragments” by the...

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Doug Bentley Videos – Listen and Learn!

Doug Bentley Videos – Listen and Learn!

Google +It is the height of summer in the northern hemisphere. Lazy, hazy, crazy days for many and I am no exception. So, in this post, I am just going to promote my YouTube channel and then get on with my sun tanning. Following the short introduction are three videos from my author interviews playlist. Doug Bentley VideosI had an “Eureka! I’ve found it!” moment a couple of years ago which completely changed my...

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New Book! A Canadian’s Poems

New Book! A Canadian’s Poems

Google +In this article I will introduce my new book of poetry, “A Canadian’s Poems.” A Canadian’s Poems was recently published and is currently available for purchase at a number of major online retailers and booksellers, in both digital and print formats.New Book: A Canadian’s PoemsA Canadian’s Poems consists of 60 relatively short poems on a variety of topics. The excerpt below is from the...

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LEST POLITICIANS FORGET

LEST POLITICIANS FORGET

Google +This article is on the topic of Politics – Global Politics. Originally I had planned to make a post on this topic to coincide with the observance of the end of WW1 “the war to end all wars” on November 11. That war began 100 years ago, on July 28. So, perhaps this post has a bit of contra serendipity in its timing. The poem here is a Remembrance Day poem. After all, the pace at which current events are...

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A TRIBUTE TO MY DOG by Valsa George

A TRIBUTE TO MY DOG by Valsa George

Google +Summer is here again! Summer, that season when we in the northern hemisphere are most in touch with this earth, and with the things of this earth. Summer is truly our season of sensory love. In this article, poet Valsa George of India grounds us to the earth with a touching, very powerful little poem which has brought many of its readers to tears in simple, shared remembrance of a love lost. After you read it you might weep...

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MYSTIC JOURNEY: FIRE 2

MYSTIC JOURNEY: FIRE 2

Google +This article celebrates the mystery of the June Solstice, a magical moment. The poem featured here is the 7th part of the 9 part “Mystic Journey Series.” ) Earth Wind Fire and WaterA Solstice is a mysterious, magical moment in the celestial dance between the earth and the sun. For one mind-boggling instant the whole vertical motion of the earth comes to a complete stop. Then, in a heart beat, the earth’s...

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The Climate Change Conspiracy: Here Comes The Thought Police

The Climate Change Conspiracy: Here Comes The Thought Police

Google +This is the final part of my posts on “Top Conspiracy Theories.” This post discusses the “Climate Change Conspiracy.” If not an outright conspiracy, the issue of global climate change at least contains its fair share of murky and suspect theories, agendas, protagonists and antagonists.The Climate Change ConspiracyThe Basic ScenarioThe issue here is not whether climate change is real. It is. Climate...

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THE MAGIC OF MAY by Valsa George

THE MAGIC OF MAY by Valsa George

Google +Before we go to the final part of this series on ‘Top Conspiracy Theories’ – the ‘Climate Change Conspiracy’ – I think it is prudent to pause and to ponder how beautiful our earth really is. And who better to remind us of the beauty of our wondrous home than poet Valsa George of India? I can think of no one.The web has made it possible for poets from all countries to come together and share...

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NASA Project Blue Beam: A Conspiracy?

NASA Project Blue Beam: A Conspiracy?

Google +Part 2 in my “Top Conspiracy Theories” series of articles, this post focuses on NASA Project Blue Beam, a psychedelic light and sound show in the sky.NASA Project Blue Beam Conspiracy: Part 2What is NASA Project Blue Beam? The video above outlines the basic plot behind the conspiracy known as NASA Project Blue Beam. As an introduction to this conspiracy theory, recall that the US Government denied the existence...

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MASS DREAMS OF THE FUTURE

MASS DREAMS OF THE FUTURE

Google +Who really shot President Kennedy? Was 9/11 really masterminded and orchestrated by a freak with a walkie-talkie living in a cave in the remote hills of Afghanistan? Do alien beings really travel hundreds of light years just in order to probe our orifices? This is my 50th Post on this site, all of them original articles. Half a century of original articles is a bit of a watershed moment. It’s a time to either look back or...

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WHERE LIES TRUE BLISS? by Valsa George

WHERE LIES TRUE BLISS? by Valsa George

Google +Where Lies True Bliss?The annual Festival Of Passover is once again upon us, a week sacred to Jews, Sunni Muslims, and Christians. Certainly a happy festival for the Jews, Passover commemorates their liberation from slavery by following the words of the Prophet Moses. There are times when I think that the only element about Passover which is still alive with us today is the ten Biblical Plagues. So I’m gladdened to find...

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SONNET 4 & SONNET 5

SONNET 4 & SONNET 5

Google +The previous post Mystic Journey: Fire 1 has garnered quite a bit of interest [ie. comments, queries, opinions]. So, in this post, I would like to clarify a couple of points briefly raised in it. The theme of this post is “the mystical mind of Charles Darwin.”In the previous post I mentioned that, to me, consciousness and energy are mutually exclusive, non-interchangeable qualities or properties which are not and...

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MYSTIC JOURNEY: FIRE 1

MYSTIC JOURNEY: FIRE 1

Google +This post is a celebration of the sun. In the Northern Hemisphere we are poised to witness the return of our sun once again, beginning on the Vernal March Equinox. I call the theme of this post “here comes the sunshine!”) Hooray! Here Comes The Sunshine!Firstly, I apologize to my Southern Hemisphere readers. I live in Canada and it has been a long, cold, dark winter. Bears here sleep through the winter and wake...

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KILL SHOT

KILL SHOT

Google +This post’s theme is “the dance of Shiva.” The dance of Shiva describes the interplay between creation and destruction, illusion and reality. Human history is currently witnessing the dance of Shiva in its role as destroyer of illusion.The Dance Of Shiva UnfoldsThe origin of Lord Shiva is in the Tamil culture, native to Sri Lanka and South India. The Tamil culture is tens of thousands of years old....

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WHEN POETRY HAUNTED ME by Valsa George

WHEN POETRY HAUNTED ME by Valsa George

The web has made it possible for poets from all countries to come together and share their cultures and their insights with each other. Each country seems to bring its own unique mode of expression, as well as content to the new mix. This inter-cultural mingling has generated a new appreciation of English poetry and of the English tongue worldwide. A true explorer of contemporary language, Prof. Valsa George has been redefining English...

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FIVE STAR REVIEW for ‘GRAIN :Mystical Poems’ !

FIVE STAR REVIEW for ‘GRAIN :Mystical Poems’ !

Google +In this post I am going to shamelessly promote my book of poetry, GRAIN : Mystical Poems. It recently received a top Five Star Review rating in a Book Review by “Readers’ Favorite,” a prestigious online book review site.Five Star Review For GRAIN: Mystical Poems !Below is the full text of the online book review on GRAIN : Mystical Poems by Rich Follett, a senior book reviewer at Readers’ Favorite,...

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