This week’s Ecosophian offering is the monthly (well, more or less!) open post to field questions and encourage discussion among my readers. All the standard rules apply — no profanity, no sales pitches, no trolling, no rudeness, no paid propagandizing, no long screeds proclaiming the infallible truth of fill in the blank — but since there’s no topic, nothing is off topic. (Well, with one exception: there’s a dedicated (more or less) open post on my Dreamwidth journal on the current virus panic and related issues, so anything Covid-themed should go there instead.)
With that said, have at it!
In other news, I’m delighted to report that one of my projects has found a pair of wings and has begun to soar. Regular readers of my Dreamwidth journal will recall the series of posts there last year setting out the teachings and exercises of the Order of Spiritual Alchemy, one of the orders in which I was initiated by my late teacher John Gilbert. Spiritual alchemy? It’s a process of reflection and journaling meant to help you unpack difficult experiences from your past, release their burdens, learn their lessons, and go on. The OSA was originally founded in 1878, and went dormant a decade or so before Gilbert’s death last year.
That sequence of posts drew a lot of interest — enough that a group of students and I were able to reactivate the OSA. It now has a website at http://octagonsociety.org/ , offering the preliminary lessons and the eight ranks of the Octagon Society (the first level of the OSA) free of charge. Have a look and see if it interests you.