Keep the RED BOOK open

The Red Book

It is important to keep your Red Book open. Find the medium for your madness and keep it going. And of course if you happen to have a copy of the RED BOOK, then by all means keep it open for all to see. What better way to speak of the importance of dreams, of individuation, of creative imagination… and then share the results. Let us see your madness in whatever small doses you feel safe in sharing it. Where does your passion lie and where is the record of this aliveness? Let’s have a look, for indeed anything else we have to talk about is just so unimportant or stepping stones to that which really holds our attention.

Be Conscious at Every Breath

I received many years ago via oral transmission that the first rule of the Khwajagan is to be “Present at Every Breath”. When I first heard it, I did not know how to spell Khwajagan, who the Khwajagan were, or how to verify the information. Now with the advent of Google, its spell check, and memory of the phrase, I have discovered not only who the Khawjagan are purported to be [a chain of Central Asian Naqshbandi Sufi Masters from the 10th to the 16th century], who they influenced [Gurdjieff’s ‘Fourth Way’ originated with the Khwajagan], but some of their other rules. Not unlike other oral traditions that are hitting the internet this is not readily verifiable, but the rules do seem to pass the litmus test for “Way Above Average”.

Find the first and the other listed rules of the Khwajagan here.