Writing the Tale


“To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense, it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted. Either time or rare wisdom writes it. Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years. The poet is he who can write some pure mythology to-day without the aid of posterity.”
— Henry David Thoreau


Shifting through possibilities of being
learning to open and allow
my real self to emerge
Casting shadows everywhere
especially within
Losing fixed points
I dance to the song I hear
soon the wheel will stop
and the ball click into place
my present identity fixed
The author is revealed
for no one else will
write my story
and no one will be blamed
At any point I can write finis
leave the scene and start anew.
— Gary A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Night of HekateHekate’s Night by G A Rosenberg


Interseedinterseed by G A Rosenberg


Seeing Different Realities


“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
— Henry David Thoreau


Looking at public reaction to the news of the last few weeks has been fascinating. Never has it been more obvious that there is more than one reality. Was the United States Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage a strike for equality and an affirmation that gay people matter or was it a redefinition of marriage that will make Jehovah and Jesus very cross and cause the foundation of society as we know it to end? Having lived in Canada for the last 10 years I would tend towards the former view but I have my reality tunnels too. This is but one example.
Is the discrediting and removal of the confederate flag a blow against a symbol of slavery and degradation or was it a removal of a symbol that stood against oppression? Were people who celebrated gay marriage buying into a government institution that was meaningless or was it celebrating a hard-fought battle? Who’s reality wins and how do we reconcile it? What do we see and what lens are we looking at it with?
Is it possible for the sake of understanding to allow ourselves to see what another sees even if it contradicts our own viewpoint? I believe so and I have proved it to myself in a number of ways. It sometimes means that one has to give up investment in one’s own outlook to do it. This doesn’t necessarily mean changing our point of view as much as loosening it a bit to see how another reality can fit. This makes it a bit easier to not dismiss those who hold opposing viewpoints. It is possible to both understand and disagree with someone. It just takes work. Could that be merely what I see?
Blessings, G


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Seed of ContemplationSeed of Contemplation by G A Rosenberg


The Calling of the MoonsThe Calling of the Moons by G A Rosenberg


Losing Myself in Doggerel


The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost.”
— Henry David Thoreau


I want to lose myself
in nature’s boroughs
wander for hours
in forest and beach
I want to surrender
to where life takes me
from everyday life
I’ll be out of reach


I’m tired of life
in civilized byways
I’m weary of meetings
and coffee routine.
I find myself
daydreaming of travel
choatically lost
out there in the green


I want to find myself
some place that I’ve never
been in the journey’s
I’ve taken so far.
Perhaps I’ll start
leaving tomorrow
packing my backpack
selling my car.


Who knows where I’ll be
and how far I’ll travel
talking to strangers
maybe finding a friend
Getting myself in
all kinds of trouble
or perhaps find the person
I’ll be in the end.
— G A Rosenberg


Blessings, G


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Haagenti (Transforming Minotaur)Haagenti by G A Rosenberg


The Golden SpiralThe Golden Spiral by G A Rosenberg


The SummoningThe summoning by G A Rosenberg


Time’s Currency – A Consciousness Stream


“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
― Henry David Thoreau


“Time, Time, Time see what’s become of me” I have donated my time and spent my time, sometimes even squandered it, some of it on stuff that mattered, some only mattered at the moment…such currency we have. Time knows no class and it is never really saved or sequestered merely spent differently…
There is a relative aspect to time. When we don’t enjoy what we’re doing there seems to be much more of it yet when we love our existence and want to savour each second, it seems to vanish… still I would rather have those flowing golden moments than an eternity of dross… so I guess when it comes to time spent, (time served?) Those who have had the most joy are the richest… I wish you all many moments of bliss and a joy that will bring meaning to every moment.
Blessings, G


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Psychedelic BroadcastPsychedelic Broadcast by G A Rosenberg


This Bears Further StudyRe: Union by G A Rosenberg

“In wildness is the preservation of the world.”
Henry David Thoreau

The rabbit hole widens
as I careen through many halls
Bouncing from chamber to chamber
Most shine with strange energies
Some glow with white mist
that fills the heart
and overflows
Some glow red inflaming the loins
and sparking animal passion.
When the light shines black
the shadows come out to play
with their gifts of knowledge
and their terror of the self.
Still I leap down
through rabbit’s caution
to gain the wisdom there
for every journey
leads to understanding
and no path stands alone.

Blessings, G

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Goat Sketchiness
Goat Sketchiness by G A Rosenberg


Fiery CrossFiery Crossroads by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – March 13 2013

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
― Henry David Thoreau


Things I see:
My fingers on the keyboard
Art on the desktop
guitar and music keyboard
books and more books
water containers
tarot cards
a breeze fluttering papers
a battery power in the making
a screen
a world of wonder waiting to be explored
a chance to do better
a hope for harmony
reasons to exist
joy in the making
bliss ready to begin
a message from a friend
a cat purring in her sleep
a life better than any I’ve dreamt
an opportunity to make things better


Just thought I’d share 🙂
What do you see?
Blessings, G


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Colour Poem 22Colour Poem #22 by G A Rosenberg


Night Swimming in Strange PoolsNight Swimming in Strange Pools by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 26 2013

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
– Henry David Thoreau


When I was younger I would often go into a state that I called ‘the dark’. During those periods, nothing seemed to make a whole lot of sense and I felt alone and friendless and nothing seemed quite worthwhile. More than anything else I felt lost. This state came about more often than not at the end of one of my ‘adventures’ where I tried to twist my life and my experience into a new shape or religion or belief structure only to find out that it wasn’t the answer. I would despair of ever finding the answer.
Eventually I learned that there was not an external answer in the way that I had thought. The reason why no one else’s path worked for me was that I am on my own path. This does not mean that truth does not exist nor that I always walk alone. Merely that my way consisted of learning as much as I could about as many paths and lifestyles and beliefs as possible and that it all led to formulating my understanding. This has been an ongoing process and one that I feel fairly sure will be unending. After all, the elephant has a lot of parts. More and more this realization has led to larger and larger periods of self-discovery. I am mapping myself as I go.
Blessings, G


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Indigo Bubble
Indigo Bubble by G A Rosenberg


TunnelAt the End of the Tunnel by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – November 15 2012

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”
― Henry David Thoreau


So often we do the opposite. We repeat our negative thought patterns, our self-talk of defeats and might have beens and let those dig ruts into our psyches.. We perform this spiritual alchemy daily. With mindfulness, we can do magic, programming our realities into something much better than they are (I am not saying something perfect nor am I whole heartedly endorsing the Secret, It’s not that I don’t believe that the Law of Attraction works. I do. I believe that it is one of several laws that influence our being. Another is the law of karma. Which explains why a starving child in Africa may have difficulty attracting a hamburger dinner tho I do believe that positive self-talk can be reality changing).
As we think, we become. So we may as well work to see the positive accomplishments we do everyday and remind ourselves of those rather than ways we may not have made our goals. Try it for a week and see. Before going to sleep each night, pick one thing from your day that you accomplished or one moment of beauty that you appreciated and focus on that. i believe if we do that sincerely every night, it can be life changing.
Blessings, G



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Tarot Trump IX – The Hermit by G A Rosenberg


Infinitudes by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 26 2012

“If a man does not keep pace with his
companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let
him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
It is not important that he should mature as soon as an apple-tree or
an oak. Shall he turn his spring into summer?”
― Henry David Thoreau


What amazes me is not so much how out of step I seem to be with the world around me but how many others there are who at one time or another match my steps. Oh not totally and we each perform them in our own pace and style yet it makes me wonder at times who does keep pace. Is there a mainstream anymore or is there just an illusion of one that so many got to procrustean lengths to either match it or avoid doing so at any costs? I long ago gave up trying to fit any form of mainstream society but also to not fight against it. I will be myself and walk my path and give thanks for the companions I meet along the way.
As much as possible I have given up even trying to describe myself in terms of demographics either belief wise, politically, nationally or sexually because no box quite fits who i am. I believe this to be true of many of us and yet we keep trying to make things fit that just won’t…
That’s ok tho… If my path is my own at least I’ve been working at making the company good and at one time or another it turns out that for steps or miles almost everyone becomes a companion.
Blessings, G


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Reunion by G A Rosenberg


Aqua Stairs Mandala by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 4 2012

‎”Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for an instant? ”
— Henry David Thoreau


We hunger to understand and be understood. Does one take precedence over the other? Can we listen to the heart of another without knowing our own heart? Why bother?

Well, if we lived in a vacuum away from all others perhaps we wouldn’t. Tho studies show (so I’ve been told) that a prisoner in solitary for years will befriend the insects that crawl into the cell and anthromorphise it and tell it all kinds of secrets never heard by another human.

By understanding another I can understand myself better. Just as each viewpoint on reality brings me closer to understanding the overall nature of things, each person i can grock, brings me closer to the grocking of myself.

Blessings, G


By the way a site I heartily recommend and one that has linked often to this site is : http://www.consciousazine.com.  (Art, and articles for the conscious minded)


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Angel’s Reverie by G A Rosenberg