This week’s post is the fourth of a monthly series of open-discussion posts focusing on books I’ve written. Our theme for the present is Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth, and this week we’re discussing “The Third Law: The Law of Balance” (pp. 35-43). I’d like to ask readers to keep their questions and comments focused on that chapter and the ideas it contains; we’ll have another Ask Me Anything post later this month, and of course a substantive monthly post or two in due time.
In place of an outline, here’s the Third Law, as it appears in the book:
Everything that exists can continue to exist only by being in balance with itself, with other things, and with the whole system of which it is a part. That balance is not found by going to one or the other extreme, or by remaining fixed at a static point; it is created by self-correcting movements to either side of a midpoint.
The rest of this section of the book expands on the concept this definition sketches out. Questions? Comments? Discussions? Have at it—subject, of course, to the usual rules.
In other news, I’m delighted to announce that another translation of mine is available for preorder and will be shipping in four months. Many of my readers know that I’ve long been interested in the Art of Memory, a system of mind training developed in the ancient world and refined in the Renaissance, which basically allows you to upgrade your own memory, and store and recall information much more effectively than the untrained mind can do. Giordano Bruno, the greatest master of the art of memory, published a guidebook to his version of the art in 1582 titled De Umbris Idearum—in English, that works out to On the Shadows of the Ideas. I’ve translated it from Latin, and added a foreword, extensive notes, and a guide to using Bruno’s methods, and it will be released in January in two editions. Details? Here’s the link to the over-the-top amazing edition with all the trimmings, and here’s the link to the merely gorgeous edition.
Fans of my quirky epic-fantasy-with-tentacles, The Weird of Hali, will also be pleased to know that the third volume, The Weird of Hali: Chorazin, is slithering its squamous, rugose way into print as well, and is scheduled for a late winter release. I’ll post the details when I have them.