Tag: Meditation

How To Take Tea. Ways From A Ninja.

In Our World, Legends of Iconic Japan include the Tea Ceremony. Closing in on Winter Training i, Shiro enter the damp Night, Dojo, then Damp Night again. To Train… and take Tea. From and With… a Ninja.?. Ceremonially Speared as well. Well as Herein. Tattling On Teas, Swords, Spiralling Spears.

 

Japan. 1991.

Then,

 

As i, Shiro, approached, a Lit Room ahead grew bright. er.

Now Night and Dark, i… was in Training. In

Our World, Legends known as Ninja,..

have so become

My Instructors/Teachers/Mentors.

 

1984.

1984… That, so Began.

 

There was no Internet. No IOT Then. In 1984.

Barely in 1991…

Not like now.

 

 

In 1984 Two South Australians decided to follow.

Their Dream.

 

Using Books we chased these Shadows throughout

recent History. Yearning for their Secrets. Travelled

to another Aussie State to confirm an Address. Worked

 

Two Jobs, Saved like crazy…

Flew on a Big Plane.

Then a Fast Train. Or Two.

Found the Address. Eventually. Next

Day. Actually.

 

Lived The Dream.

In Japan. With Ninja. Then

 

 

when on to Learn… a couple of things.

 

They felt like Showing Us… including

How To Take Tea

Ways From A Ninja

and

… With Ninja… as well. Well as

being Japanese Tea. Green. Then. 1991.

 

Japan. SomeWheres. Back Then. Then

 

 

as i furthered into the Light. Things

become clearer. Back into the Night

We so went.

 

Training Outdoors. Winter.

Squiiish.?.

 

In Rice Paddies.

Chatting abouts… Tea Ways.

 

With Spears. Swords.

Ninja too. To

find so Sweet and Sour is the Way

of Tea. Japanese. Japan’s

 

 

Tea Ways Out,.. Ins.

Way of Tea has several nomens. Names include:

Chanoyu,.. Sado,.. Ocha.

 

Ritualistic, fashioned, the Ceremony

invokes appreciation of the Tea by

showing appreciation TO the Guests…

by giving them a Drink… and Show.

 

Guests presented with Kashi… Sweets, 菓子

usually Seasonal.

Consumed prior, so balanced by Bitter Tea.

 

Tea is Green, powdered:  Matcha/Macha 抹茶

 

 

 

The Tea Plant is/was not Native to Japan.

Introduction vis China app. 4th Century.

Tea cultivated app. 6th Century-

Ceremony cultivation app. 8th Century-

 

Initial Uses/Users: Religious, Medicinal.

Mainly cost driven.

 

Myoan Eisai, a Priest penned the first Treatise

on the Way of Tea. The Kissa Yojoki.

(…aka Tea Drinking is Good For Health…)

In 1211.

 

 

Tea Cups…

All Overs,..

Over Times, Places the partaking of Tea

became a Societal norm. For Samurai and the

General Public alike. Like a

 

Snake. In 1991, hissed Ninja Instructor

Fumio Manaka Shihan as i, Shiro

thrust a Sword. Struck out when a Low Posture. So

 

Reached.

Bladed Tip, angled slightly upwards,

approached Ribs. Then smoothly turning flat,

to penetrate ‘tween Bones. There. His. Then

 

 

His Hiss. Turned Hum. Humming now, He

too angled His Body. Doing so whilst

looping and twisting. His Spear Thrust.

 

Using the Spears extra length easily

evading my Sword. Out of Reach. Reaching

i, Shiro. His Spear met Chest. Mine.

 

The twist to the Spear’s motion ensured. Penetration.

‘Cept this One had a rounded Training Blade/End. Still…

still, those tentacles of Pain. So Flared. Chest. Mine.

 

I hissed now, breathless, gasping, as His Technique.

Targeted. Took Effect.

 

Manaka Shihan hummed. Mores. Meanwhiles

 

 

My Chest, Solar Plexus…

wanted to find a quiet Corner. Fars

Aways.

 

My Body flew back… rather gracefully. Somehows.

Ballet like Leap… ‘cept in reverse.

My Sword though, wibbled and wobbled belatedly

cutting Air Molecules. Lil’ else.

 

I squished, splashed. The Landing. Still

Upright. In a Rice Paddy. Field

Sword held limply. Chest…

 

Maruyama. Rice Paddies. Night.

 

ON FIRE. Metaphorically.

 

Somewheres. Japan.

Now so bespattered with muddy Water that

slowly made it’s Own Ways. Down

 

My Face. Mainly. Manaka

 

Shihan smiled, hum stopped,

saying simply,.. tea-singly;..

 

“… Again…”… More in Deed.

 

 

Indeed,.. i, Shiro couldn’t agree. More. More

Tea and Ways…

too does the Tea Way combine. Flowers,

Calligraphy, Tea Rooms Design/Materials,

Gardens and subtle Lighting

 

are some examples. Each Facet adding to the

overall effect. Taste, Smell as well. Well as Ceramics

and Utensils. Each Plays a Part. Theirs. Within

these Tea Ways.

 

As with presented Sweets;.. Seasonal Themes

and Variations dominate The Flowers, Gardens,

Rooms,..

so forth. Forthrightly

 

that even now,

 

 

many typically associate, recognise.

The Season-ed Tea Ceremony as Iconic.

 

Almost soothingly Meditative in action,.. participation

as Guest(s) and Giver interact. Simple yet

appreciative approach that adds much

to the taste of those tannin Teas. Shared. Sharing too

 

more than a Drink, Manaka Shihan did us Honor.

By Sharing. Knowledge, Fact, Opinion, Thoughts.

As  Aboves. Belows. Herein. Teas ed out.

 

Honoring

 

Ways of Those Divine. Stirring The World… Cup… With a Spear. Naginata in fact. Divine Duo: Izanami in Red, Izanagi the Black. From Japan’s Origin Legend. Clicks for mores.

 

Art. Rice. Paddies.

 

the Ancestors has long been a part of Japan’s

Martial Traditions. Traditionally the Tea Ceremony

has become, over Times, Places…

A Way to Balance… 

Life.

 

With it’s simplicity, naturalness unadorned.

Tea Rooms reflect this as well. Well as

unpainted, unwaxed, simply weathered

and worn. Simply. Bare.

 

Excess is scorned. Of no Desire, Reason.

For Thems, That. Therein.

One Callig. Scroll, One Flower Bunch/Branch.

A Tea Set, You, i.

 

A Discipline, Tradition of simply sharing. Tea.

Shihan Manaka went on. Mores.

 

 

The Ideals and Concepts akin to that and

those of Zen Buddhism stir so deep within

The Tea Ways. Way laid and intertwined,

The Tea Ceremony

invokes, causes and effects

on ALL FIVE SENSES.

 

Simple.

Balanced.

 

The overall effect plays both Conscious

and Unconscious Levels. Such engagement

of BOTH BRAIN HEMISPHERES in a peaceful

uplifting manner brings together…

Inner Equality. Balance.

 

The Left Brain Side Analytical,.. following the

Implements, Procedures, Details, Rituals.

 

 

 

(Video Link)

 

The Right Side Appreciative,.. following the

Creative Natural beauty of Plant/Paper/Place…

interactions of feelings ‘ tween Guest, Host…

anticipation of Taste, Smell, Touch, Sight, Sound.

 

Simple Sights and Sounds… Surround.

Running Waters, Boiling Waters.

Wisps of Steam.

 

Whisk on Ceramics.

So Wiped Clean.

 

 

How To Take Tea From A Ninja.?.

Simple. Simply

 

Share Training, Lives.

Our World, Legends. Dreams.

 

A Simple… Sharing.

Of That Cup… Of Life.

 

Shall i Pour.?.

 

 

Feel Free. Mores. To Teas-e out.

To Share.

 

This and That.

Your Favourite Brew.

 

Teas, Others.

Alls will do. To Share.

Such Views. From You. Herein.

Please do.

 

 

Next… So Is To Be… This:

The Kraken Lives. Out There. Deep.

 

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

Till next…

 

 

 

Stillness. I See.

The Eyes Have IT in Our World. Legends That So Open Windows Into Each, Every Soul. So It Is Said. So Be IT. Herein. A Longing and Look Into The Eyes Of The Muse. The Ode, Poem and All. That. I Watch. I See. The Dream. Believed. Smashed Out. Pressing Those Keys. Stars and Faces. That Shine. As Well.

 

Stillness.

I See.

 

When In Your Eyes. I Watch.

Swallowed By Depths Within.

 

The World Goes By.

Lost.

Long Lost.

 

Without Me.

 

 

 

(Music Link)

 

 

People Walk, Talk,

Go On By, Do So Pass.

Worlds, Turn, Burn,

 

Roll On Through.

Ages End. That Last Gasp-

Then Turn.

 

Universes Form, New Life So Begins.

The Love That Comes With Life.

At The Last. Still.

 

Without Me. Me

 

 

Watching You.

Still.

 

Stillness.

I See.

 

When and Within. Your Eyes.

When In Your Eyes. I Watch.

Alive. I Be. Still.

 

A Clarity of Soul Chaotically Unbroken. Stillness

I See.

 

No

Clouds of Rain Gather, Open.

So Let Loose. This Day or Night.

 

Races Run. Competed, Lost

and Won. All Still and Ways,..

Out of My Sight.

 

Millions and More, So Dream and Do.

Without Me. Still. With You.

 

Stillness. I See.

 

Just.

Watching You.

 

 

Criminals, Thugs, Spies, Nowhere To Be Seen.

No Underworld. No Heaven. No Hell.

Lies, Tales Tall, Untrue. Those In ‘Tween.

 

Nought That So Misleads, Deceives.

Nor That, Those Death of Dreams.

 

Mother Natures Finest Frolics and Follies.

Those That Shine In So Many Ways.

Ignored. I Know,

Voices Can Call All Arounds.

 

Shout and Cry, Sing It Out.

Deaf To Pleas That So Intrude.

Throw Aways Phone.

 

On This.

That.

 

Stillness I See.

All

 

 

(Music Link)

 

 

That I See.

 

Stillness.

In Your Eyes.

 

When I Watch. Within.

Stillness.

I See.

I Know.

 

I Know.

I See.

I Am.

 

Lost. In Your Eyes.

Still.

 

 

Next… In Our World. Legends Goes Style. Deep Into;..

HolyDays Themes, Writing Tips, Hints and

Mores in Our World. Legends Of

A Dream. Pen and Sword. I Have.

 

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

 

Till next…

 

Philosophers Stone. Herein. Clicks aways.
What Swallowing The Philosophers Stone Feels Like… Clicks To See What The Stone… Really Is.

 

Search For The Other Stone. Newtons Notes. Noted.

As above, So below. This Alchemical Wisdom from Our World Legends has much to reveal. Reveals more of and about that Philosopher’s Stone as well. Well as it has revealed there are Two. Stones. Philosophy. That is. Tracking through Sir Isaac Newtons Notes in a Seek and Search. Thereof. In Code. Poetry also. More Stones to be overturned too. Pt.2. Herein. Those Stones. Two.

 

Continuing on. The Hermetic Philosophies of Olden and Ancient Alchemy oft

use similes in comparative regards wittily to their Wisdom, as per those

of Dark and Light. Two. A Pair

 

thereof. Therein

 

 

(Music Link)

 

as well. Two. Well too

 

as this complementary Dualistic Approach. Content

thus and so too. To so delve AND leave no Stone un-turned. So. Be

it. ‘Tis

said in Our World. Legends such as so and this

Search

For The Other Stone.

Newtons Notes. Noted.

Need to. Be. Noted too. To be thus and so considered as Ones

 

 

from a Master of Alchemy. As well. Well as

Others Subjects and Topics of discourse. Of course. Too. To

 

begin. Herein. Pt.2.

 

Whilst used as a Natural Philosophical Type Approach. Perhaps

Natural oriented Approach too. One Alchemy

was paired.

With Lab Works. That is. As well.

 

This Heating, Puffing of Metallurgy Flamed is long, labour intense.

Akin to a Black-Smith’s Enduro or Marathon. Tedious, Precise

can be. Be it worthwhile. Now to. Recap on this and so

Background too. To

 

What IT is. That Sir Isaac Newton did. Too. To

and with those and these. To find in deed. Indeed

that and those

Philosophers Stones. Are Two.

 

A Pair.

One Naturally-Worked. One Lab-Worked.

Two.

 

Onto

 

 

The Tenets of Lab Alchemy.

Recalled. Herein.

As Below. As well

 

vis Manly p.Hall:The Secret Teachings Of All Ages, pg 502-

 

via (the late) Prof. James Campbell Brown

CHEM.PROFESSOR OF UNIV.OF LIVERPOOL in his ‘ History of Chemistry ‘ noted his understanding of the Alchemical Purposes according to the Texts/treatises he had perused;

as being 1 or more of the main 7 aims as below: namely;

” …this, therefore, was the general aim of the alchemists–to carry out in the lab., as far as possible, the process which Nature carried out… seven leading problems occupied their attention;

  • 1. The preparation of a compound named elixir, magisterium medicine or philosopher’s stone.
  • 2. The creation of homunculi, or living beings.
  • 3. The preparation of the alcahest or universal solvent.
  • 4. Palingenesis, or the restoration of a plant from it’s ashes.
  • 5. The preparation of spiritus mundi, a mystic substance.
  • 6. The extraction of the quintessence or active principle of all substances.
  • 7. The preparation of aurum potabile, liquid gold, a sovereign remedy...”

 

These would have been typical of the choices for Sir Isaac. To Experiment. With.

 

Note the Professor mentions this and that “…general aim

the process which Nature carried out…”.

 

Alchemy.

the process..:

Thus and so,

in simpler and common norm Real World Terms. That is:

 

Alchemy is, the Human version or replication of the Natural Processes,

Systems, Methods and so forth and so on. Of Our World. The

Mother Nature. Of Earth.

 

Our Home.

The so called quests for Alchemical Gold were the Lab Versions of trying to do.

What Nature did. Does. They believed as We STILL do of the Nobility

of that Metal Gold. It’s Beauty, Uses and so forth. They

were thus and so seeking Mother Natures…

 

Natural Recipe.

 

The Pyramid whose nomen means Pyre Amidst. Fire Within. Is the Ancient Egyptian Version of a Volcano. Look-a-likes and Name-a-likes also. Just swap Lava for Nile Waters. Alchemy Pump.

 

Trying to figure which and what Ingredients. Got that Job. Done.

Thats’ All. Alchemy is. In the Real Our World. Legends then of

Pure and Alchemical Black-Smithing using Natural

Process and Processing. As well. Well as

 

Elemental Tech.

’tis usually so and called within Our World Legends. Herein.

Natural. Philosophy. Lab Works too. To

 

herein as well. As well did the Alchemists so try and mimic or replicate

what they thought these Natural Processes involved. Thus was the

Basic Designs of their Lab Equip like a mini-Volcanic Forge.

 

Hows and Whys of Ancient Egypt with their Pyramid Tech. Therein.

Herein also. No big… Mystery. Mysteries remain so only when there still

are those who ignore this Natural Elemental Approach. The Above Gif of the

LavaWater-based Volcano Fire-Powered Pump that is the

Pyr(e)amids(t). Inners.

 

The Electrical Capacitance Discharger that is the Ark of the Covenant. The

Holy of Holy Chambers with the Spire sky high. Collecting Natural Electricity. Thus

and so then the reason for Biblical Aprons and Crystal Vests for these

High-Priests. Wooden Carry Poles too. To and for this to safely

 

ground. Out. As Image Below. The

 

 

Arc Light Battery and Torch it powered shown in many Egyptian Friezes

and Bas-Reliefs. Looking similar Apparatus to Our Electricity.

 

Another Below. Imaged. Herein also. As well The Famed Pharos Lighthouse

 

Arc-Lit. Torch. of Yore. Egypt. gifcredit/thanks:gifer

 

with it’s Natural Electric Power

Crystal Lens Apparatus. Imaged elsewhere. At mo’. To

 

the Piezo Pressure Power Effect produced via the Quartz Granite of the Pyramid

Blocks which Powered that Night-Lit Top-Piece. The Hand-Bag Battery shown in the

Below Hands of the Gods with Wings. Same Race

 

from All over Our World. Legends from the very large STEPS AND STRUCTURES

in Baalbek, South Americas and Egypt machined and so produced. That still

many of The Sciences wonder in amazement that Our Ancestors even had such

 

Skills. All these Mysteries. Are Not. At All. All

are Natural Powered Phenomenon.

 

Elemental… My Dear…

Reader.

 

Bags of the Gods Winged.

 

That’s it. That’s All. About that.

 

Back-stepping thus in and to. In Egypt.

Which the Alchemists thought very highly. Of. Too. Thus and so.

Alchemists do so and oft retrace their Lineage… to

that Egypt of Yore. Thus,

this and why. Also. Done. Recapped. So

Sir Isaac. Gets to Work. From Home.

Now… Here. You may feel the need to ask.?.

Well.?. Did He. Find the Stone.?.

 

Did Sir Isaac find the Lab Stone of Philosophy.?.

i, Shiro… don’t know…. yet. Yet did He writ

 

in a very Combo Giant Mystery Ways. Ways over mixed, some well

 

 

Over 10 Million Words did He. So Writ. In Papers, Correspondence, Scientific, Religious, Administrative, Alchemical, Mathematics, Sciences and so on and so forth. The Search is on. Also

there’s this. That is

 

a lot of it is. In CODE. It is in deed.

And this i Know too. The Code

changes in and

 

of some Nature. Alchemical. Seems.

Researchers continue to look and probe. Therein.

 

The Cradle Of Newton. Elemental Forces of Nature.

 

Those i, Shiro have perused thus far have shown.

Alchemy Works. Somehow. Sir Isaac realised this Early

in His Search for the Stone of Philosophy. He knew it Worked. If…

 

You have the Know-How. That is. The Ways.

 

For example; One of the Substances applied in the Manner of the Alchemy Professor Guidelines above is said to be one of Two Experiments that need to be Mastered before attempting The (Lab-worked) Philosophers Stone. Newton did that Experiment.

It Worked.

 

Of Course. Coarse

 

though obvious was this and that Result. The

Stone that resulted from that Experiment was exactly

as described by these Ancient Alchemists. So.?. Where

 

did Sir Isaac get the Recipe.?. From them also. Hidden

deep in Cipher in the Text of an Alchemical Tale. Poem

actually. By Ovid. Of Years B.C.

 

Yes that’s right. So

he said. Writ actually. As part of that afore 10 million. The Recipe

 

for a Alchemical Stone pre-cursor was encoded in Words

and Symbols of an

Ancient Text. He found it,

 

 

read it and realised. That.

‘Cos of His Studies, Experience, Knowledge and so forth. Forth

 

and rightly knew… it was actually sounded akin a Recipe. Everyone

else thought it was… gibber. ‘Cept He. He thus and so then

 

deciphered/translated it into Lab Terms He knew and He

 

 

(Music Link)

 

understood. Then did that biz. Buzzed metallically

A Purple Stone

did then and thus emerge from His Works. Worked

 

a paired treat

in deed indeed. In deed as the Promise in afore mentioned

Alchemy Recipe. No

need indeed for the

 

Stony Cold Silence.

That Science then uttered.

 

An intrepid Researcher at the right Places and Times

to decipher… what was All and many Others

thought gibberish. Or something else. Just Prose.

‘Tis.

‘Twas. Not. Notwithstanding

 

whilst Science credits Sir Isaac with much of this Times and Places Early

Sciences and Applied Knowledge. Knowledge He also thus realised

during His Studies and Experiments Other than that. Of certain

Sciences that is. Is considered Scientifically unsound it seems.

 

So and thus.

 

Ignored.

Silently. Also.

By Science + co. per se it seems. In deed.

 

 

More’s the pity and Inspiration lack therein. For more

is tragically so. Then missed. Missing

 

the Point. Of Sir Isaac’s Life Works.

As above, So below.

 

He seems to wish and want for others to simply

Learn off the Past. Teachings. Also. His depth of Knowledge

much more than JUST Science.

 

By cleansing his Character of All that some and so consider

Unscientific. Such

A Man. Will never be Known. He too. Has Two. As We All.

Do. Two.

Sides, Personas, Characters. Roles and Dreams at least,

 

as well. Well an Inspiration in any of the Fields he did

so Worked. So

 

Our World Legends do so and say. Herein.

 

Much on and in His Mind. Isaac Newton thought about many things Other Ways than just Science. In Balance. Inner and Outer in deed.

 

 

 

(Video Link)

 

Inner Experimenter… Outer Scientist. He

spent much Times and Works balancing both.

 

Balance. Of Self.

 

For Science can not. For

Alchemy is not. Bound

nor Balanced by Science.

 

It is the

Other Ways. Around. Indeed. In deed

The Newton Ways.

 

Of Alchemical Natural Elemental Philosophy.

 

 

 

 

(Music Link)

 

Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

Be Balanced. Not Bound.

 

Find Ways.

Wherever You may be.

Go.

 

As well.

 

Tesla. The Slide-Show. Herein.

 

 

Next… The Beast of Suburbia. Vacant Dreams.

Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..

i, Shiro that is.

With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.

If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.

 

To Be So Writ. Herein.

 

Till next…