Nature's Place

Lilith

… or Lillith.

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The old stories of Lilith being a demonic seducer of men who also stole and ate babies, and other such nonsense, are from men who lived in fear or ignorance of their own nature and failed to understand the purpose of what beset them, and so couldn’t be responsible for their love. It’s the same today.

All nature is sexual – meaning its first function is to reproduce, what life on earth does. And every living wonder flows from that. That’s the fact. Which does suggest there might be more to love between man and woman than making babies.

This nature is every mans and womans, and what sets us apart from the rest is a spiritual spark, the capacity for self reflection directed by the imperative to improve. Spiritual being the imperative of negation consciously engaged, dis-identification with what passes, eventually.

It’s the way it is. Evolution is not in progress ‘out here’, it is in the negation of identity, divining original space by an act of attention, or will. No religion here.

The rest is practise, of right action, within and without, under the guidance of one who has already done it.

The mystery is something else, the mother, or father, of light, or dark, behind.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look

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  1. Chrissy said, on 06/04/2018 at 5:01 pm

    I love the colours and clarity. I still have a lot to learn.

  2. treesshrubs said, on 06/04/2018 at 3:35 pm

    Ahhh!! the joys of deeply seeing …i particularly like this time of year ☺

    • Mark said, on 06/04/2018 at 4:29 pm

      After the hot summer it’s a pleasure, of a different kind. But pleasure is the thing … without the pain.

  3. arlene said, on 06/04/2018 at 1:15 pm

    Awesome shots. How colorful!

    • Mark said, on 06/04/2018 at 4:25 pm

      Yes, they are colourful.

      Thanks Arlene.

  4. David said, on 06/04/2018 at 9:59 am

    All are “wow” shots. Really good dof on the spiders. For the parrot, or whatever the green bird is, it looks as though it is floating in air. Some sort of optical allusion I presume as I don’t believe in magic. :)

    • Mark said, on 06/04/2018 at 12:16 pm

      Rainbow lorrikeet, they do that, hop around the feeding place. Raucous little things, sometimes snappy at their neighbours.

      Thanks David.

  5. Jane Lurie said, on 06/04/2018 at 8:40 am

    Phenomenal photography, Mark. I always get engrossed in your images- the colors, clarity and yes, the mystery of life in this universe. Incredible! :)

    • Mark said, on 06/04/2018 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Jane. If we don’t acknowledge it it gets covered up, by what we do …

  6. Lissa Clayton said, on 06/04/2018 at 7:42 am

    First off – you captured the front Rainbow Lorikeet with both it’s feet off the ground, doing a little hop, Tricky :)

    Second, I was intrigued by the male and female spider apparently having a confab before possibly agreeing to reproduce the next generation together. On closer inspection his little legs are curled up under him, not gripping the ground, and his abdomen looks thin and empty. Plus his thorax looks clear and empty. Awwww. Not talking but eating. Let’s hope he got to do his deed before she did hers.

    • Mark said, on 06/04/2018 at 12:23 pm

      Things aren’t always what they seem. The capture was another bit of luck.


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