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A love-hate relationship with the writing life…

My thriller, Sophia von X, is finally here. 👻 It took me 6 months and 3 very extensive weeks to finish the book. And now, when I’m thinking about all the work I’ve done, I’m realising I killed an insufficient amount of people. I’d like to kill more… I’d like to kill them all… Ah, what a great feeling to say goodbye to all the crazy heroes you spent days and...

Discover the power of stress-free productivity

There’s a beautiful Sanskrit work – Samadhi OR समाधि – which roughly translates as a state of oneness, or complete absorption. How often do you experience such a feeling when you write? You know… that golden moment when you get entirely lost in your own words, and the page fills up effortlessly. The great challenge for us, soulful scribes, is that, all too often, the state of Samadhi alludes us. Our minds swirl with...

Déjà vu or how do you vu it?

Déjà vu is simply remembrance of the future. Wayne Gerard Trotman The subtle pull of familiarity while witnessing an event isn’t uncommon. Over two-thirds of the population are projected to encounter an episode of Déjà vu at some point in their life – the odd sensation that the events transpiring before you are a reoccurrence of previous experiences. Déjà vu has led many to seek the answers behind the curtain....

The beauty of Japanese Death Poems

Written by Nathaniel Postell We are obsessed with death – the great beyond, the next journey. We all contemplate death – shook by a fear of the unknown. Craving the knowledge of what is to come yet reluctant to pay the price of admission. Death is inevitable. Painted in that inescapable light, Japanese death poems should be a grim affair. However, this is not the case. Poetry has long held...

Cult of The Head

Researched and written by Nathaniel Postell (1000 words) The head bone is connected to the soul bone… Human fascination with death is well documented – an obsession fueled by a fear of the other side. The great Beyond The eternal Nothingness Heaven …and Hell. We are so invested in discovering what lies Beyond, that we sacrifice a significant amount of our precious time to unlocking the puzzle. A puzzle that has...

When we say ‘I’…what do we really mean?

When there’s no more room in hell – the dead will walk the earth. George A. Romero This evening I’m going to post the review of the book ‘Homo Deus’, Yuval Noah Harari. If you think the review is already written – you don’t know Ray well. When Rays says: ‘I’m on it!’ – that means she’s busy with doing absolutely nothing or anything else, because she’s definitely not writing...

Duality

Duality is found everywhere in nature. We usually call it ‘yin’ and ‘yang’. Yang is the energising, activating and motivating principle of life. Yin is the nourishing and building principle of life. Here some examples:  driving the car, playing sports, multitasking, drinking coffee, eating spicy, making deals/business is yang activities. It is also hot, bright, fast, dry, aggressive, male, daytime, sun.  sleeping, mediating, getting massage, eating oatmeal is yin activities....