Pan, The God of Joy

A God of gaiety and joy

Published on: 5 Sep 2013 updated 01-2019 The most famous image of Pan is of him running through the hills and fields playing his ‘pan pipes’ and seducing every female which serves to warm hearts and loins.

Pan is known for his wit, charm and sexual prowess and he is often depicted with an erect phallus. Diogenes of Sinope, speaking in jest, related a myth of Pan learning masturbation from his father, Hermes, and teaching the habit to shepherds.

Pan’s greatest conquest was that of the moon goddess Selene. He accomplished this by wrapping himself in a sheepskin to hide his hairy black goat form, and drew her down from the sky into the

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A Modern Heroine

The Provocative Entertainer; Madonna Ciccon

A queen of style and an antagonist to the ruling elite, Madonna achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content and social values in mainstream popular music and imagery. Her music videos were lapped up by millions of fans for various reasons.

A powerful feminist with a difference, Madonna Louise Ciccone known simply as Madonna was born August 16, 1958 in Bay City, Michigan. She is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, director, entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Madonna is known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her musical productions, which have generated some controversy. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop”, Madonna

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A holistic political view

Ideas for balance

“The loony fringes don’t represent a nation and the media is a cause for concern in the way it acts irresponsibly to shape public opinion.”

Sadhguru speaks on the topic of inclusion and the role of enlarging one’s identity to include a larger whole. Responding to a query about the state of the economy in Asia and India, he then touches upon how spirituality can have a positive impact on the leadership of the world.

“The battles in the world are between those with different ideas, it’s not about right and wrong, and the errors of belief.”

Goddess Parvati

Representing the Divine Feminine

Goddess Parvati is regarded as the power and divine consort of Lord Shiva – the Destroyer. Like her consort Shiva, Goddess Parvati is said to have both creative and destructive aspects.

Goddess Parvati is known by different names like Lalita, Uma, Gauri, Kali, Durga, Haimavati etc. Two of her fierce but very powerful forms are Durga (Goddess beyond reach) and Kali (Goddess of Destruction). As the mother of the universe, Parvati is known as Amba and Ambika, which means ‘mother’. As Lalita, she represents the aspect of beauty.

Appearance of Goddess Parvati

When shown along with Shiva, Goddess Parvati has only two hands, the right one holding a blue lotus and the left hanging loosely by

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An Ode to Pan

The delight of many hearts

Pan by Gerald Metcalfe

The popular concept of Pan is that of a very happy, flute playing, charming and fornicating character who some think may be related to Krishna in India.

It is said that the has the horns of a devil, a grin that will charm your pants off and the music he plays on this Pan pipe entice your feet to dance and your spirit to rejoice.

His torso is that of a strong virile man, but his legs are more animal in nature and he has cloven hooves instead of human feet.

His male appendage is like that of the Greek God Priapus, substantial and always ready. He was

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The attitude of the warrior

Saving the world

Why do we fight?

Hopefully we are all fighting against oppression and injustice so the all people will come to know truth, justice and be able to experience the freedom to determine their own lives as much as is possible in a cooperative society.

As we speak up against terrorism and profits that cause suffering, to be effective we must dig ever deeper into our own hearts and souls to change hears and minds without causing the suffering we are struggling to overcome.

The motivation must be to end suffering and lay the ground for liberation. Violence does not work for violence breeds suffering and suffering destroys peace of mind creating confusion which

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George Carlin

Born George Denis Patrick Carlin on May 12, 1937, George was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor, and writer/author who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was best noted for his black humour as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. He died June 22, 2008.

You’ll find a heap of his videos on youtube. Where is New Zealand’s equivalent?

Activists & Whistle Blowers

Working in the name of public interest and freedom

Edward Snowden An American technical contractor and former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA*) employee, who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) before leaking details of a classified NSA program that spies on citizens of the world. His greatest fear is that the population will be too apathetic to care and that our loss of freedom will rapidly reduce.

Bradley Manning A United States Army soldier who passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks revealing the disgraceful behaviour of the US administration and its allies. The Bradley Manning support network.

Julian Assange Best known as the editor-in-chief and founder of WikiLeaks, which publishes submissions of

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Ancient Gods

All cultures had their gods

What ever God we may believe in, all gods are man-made. The monotheistic gods arose out of fear and desire ostensibly to make life more understandable and when life went well, the gods were appreciated. But because gods cannot be punished, it’s entirely illogical to dismiss them completely when things don’t go well because people live in hope.

The many gods:

We have a long tradition of Gods and deities stretching back beyond recorded time. It is well known that in Hinduism there are many Gods, there is Krisna, Genesha, Brahma, Indira, Kali and so on. All these gods represent a form of technology as well as different human qualities and powers that we may

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