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Pipe Dreams…

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Who am I?… Why am I here?… Where will I go when I die?… Typically… It is these sorts of questions… Which lead people to join… Spiritual… Mystical… And even… Magical Schools… If you do so… And after a couple of years… You still cannot satisfactorily answer these questions… Leave the school!… It is not what it purports to be… But why aren’t these concerns… Dealt with… In the ordinary course of events?… In our culture… If these days… It can be so described… Such concerns… Are seen as out of the ordinary… Or deep… And needing a specialist approach… Not normally catered for.

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Is that not an odd state of affairs?… It would be different if we were given… Satisfactory answers… And then expected to… Get on with our lives… Without thinking too much more about it… But we are not… We are… It is true… Given an identity… Of sorts… Or at least… One that is officially recognised… And we all know why we are here… To work… And make money… And contribute… To society… Whilst laudable… These are fairly unsatisfactory… Answers… And as for death… While most people are aware of Heaven and Hell… There are few… Willing to grant such stories… More weight than Fairy Tales.

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And what of Fairy Tales themselves?… Oh, They’re just for kids… And do not describe the real world… The one that adults are expected to live in… And earn a living… It was not always like this… There were cultures… And probably still are some… That have demonstrably sensible answers… To all life’s deep problems… That teach them… And do so… Whilst granting meaning to everyday… Mundane activities… And that celebrate… The seen… And unseen events… Of our mysterious existence… In poetry… And song… Dance and drama… And do not expect their communities to exist in servitude.

 

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