Bali Bound (part 2)

At home in the rice paddies.

Arrived a couple days ago. Even though I missed out on some sleep, I had virtually no jet lag, or head cold ? that dadgum HumidiFlyer really works!

The Heaven and Earth Astrology conference got started

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Bali bound (but not gagged) O’Brien

The other day I taped an interview with Nancy Whitney-Reiter, author of the new book Unplugged, which is written for young urban professionals, a kind of how-to-find-yourself-by-dropping-out-for-a-while book. Nancy was a delightful guest on my Pathways Program (half-hour interview now available for

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The cost of clinging to our beliefs

Often as I go out and about I am asked the question: “Do you really believe in this divination stuff?” The answer I give leads me to think about the nature of beliefs and our faith in them, something I touch on

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The divine in divination

As we discussed in the previous thread, authentic divination practice is not asking God to predict or create a certain glorious future for us. It is, rather, the skillful management of omnipresent Change in the present. Where the “God” part comes in

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Divination using a computer — can it be real?

When the idea of divination software first occurred to me (1987), even though I was not prejudiced against computers, I was concerned about whether PCs could truly be programmed to facilitate authentic I-Ching (and later Tarot) experiences for people. (I tell the

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The Modern Face of Divination

Welcome to’s new blog section. It’s going to be fun to communicate on a personal level with members, people that I resonate with!

Divination is a word that I love, and a word that few people understand. It refers to

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How to Consult the I Ching

An ancient method for casting an I Ching reading involved a relatively laborious process of sorting fifty stem stalks of the yarrow plant. A more modern method uses a series of coin tosses using three identical coins (copper pennies will work) with … Read More & Listen »