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“You meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it.”
Jean de La Fontaine

Welcome fellow pilgrim.

May you be touched by the Fool.

I am Marcus Demetrius Link, holistic thinker, writer, and entrepreneur. This is my blog where I travel as the Quantum Poet on my fool’s journey.

Everything here is about maps of meaning and pattern portals, inner journeys and modes of transportation, the transformation of being and the surrender to becoming. Most of all and in spite of its necessary inadequacies and inevitable limitations, it is about wholeness.

Wholeness is a quality of consciousness of life. This quality of consciousness is sometimes known as the Fool.

Maybe see you on the road?

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Humans as a Beneficial Keystone Species on Earth

A talk and conversation for the Holos Earth Project on 22nd September 2022 Is there a possibility for human beings ...

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Moulting

Moulting July 2021   The young man had got up more than once and I too had rehearsed my farewells. ...

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Wholeness is the Fool’s Business – Part III

Part III of The Way of the Fool.“Some souls learn nothing except from human masters; others have learned everything from ...

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My Gallows Star

I am welded to some distant realm – unknown and unknowable, perhaps – through a rope of light let down ...

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Essays

All my essays in one place.

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About the Boy – Part I

Part I of The Way of the Fool. "The underlying, primary psychic reality is so inconceivably complex that it can ...

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A Wondrous Fellow Appears Out of the Darkness – Part II

Part II of The Way of the Fool. “There are human beings living in isolation and loneliness in the society ...

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Wholeness is the Fool’s Business – Part III

Part III of The Way of the Fool.“Some souls learn nothing except from human masters; others have learned everything from ...

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Short Stories

All my short stories in one place.

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The Father and the Mother Make a Cage for the Boy

The Boy had had two Fathers and at least two Mothers. The Mothers were so erratic, he’d not know which ...

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The Boy Jumps Ship

The Boy had been at sea all of his life. He had been aboard a sturdy three-masted ship, a mighty ...

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The Soul Phone Won’t Stop Ringing

The Boy is pacing up and down the hallway. Like he is trying to get somewhere but he can’t arrive. ...

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Poems

Poems which I have published online, in one place. These include some published in my collection Quanticles of Emergence.

All poems

Moulting

Moulting July 2021   The young man had got up more than once and I too had rehearsed my farewells. ...

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Descending Into Myself

Descending into myself Meditation for the Fool Written 2001 – 2020 I I read somewhere that solitude is being alone ...

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this One will live yet

I wrote this piece while working on The Boy Jumps Ship. It helped me keep focused on and distil the ...

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Talks & Podcasts

There are a number of talks and podcast conversations out there to which I have had the privilege of contributing. These may be useful to get a sense of where I am coming from in an easily accessible format if listening is your way in.

All talks & podcasts

Inner & Outer Landscapes in Farm Design

Recording & transcript of my contribution to the International Society for Circular Economy Conference hosted by the Circular Economy Department ...

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Humans as a Beneficial Keystone Species on Earth

A talk and conversation for the Holos Earth Project on 22nd September 2022 Is there a possibility for human beings ...

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Cultural Creatives, Regenerative Entrepreneurs, Profit & Purpose, Life & Death

A wide-ranging conversation with Ben Johnson for his Peripheral Thinking podcast recorded 18th November 2021, published 27th July 2022. The ...

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The Hall of Fools

A library of quotes and extracts from the works of writers, thinkers and cultural creatives who have shaped my journey.
All Fools & their wisdom

There is available to us a form of transformation

“There is available to us, a form of transformation which, each time it is applied, extends and enhances the wholeness ...

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Even such a small creature as I finds intimate shelter in their embrace

  Heaven is my Father and Earth is my Mother, and even such a small creature as I finds intimate ...

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On Wholeness & Inwardness: The universe is not a thoughtlessly static and inert whole—the cosmos is not lazy, but energetically dynamic and even creative.

Wholeness & Inwardness Wholeness and inwardness are two key notions put forward by Jan Smuts in his book Holism and ...

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The qualities of the world that come to your attention are determined by the qualities of the attention you bring to it.

“The qualities of the world that come to your attention are determined by the qualities of the attention you bring ...

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It is a path within ourselves where the feet first falter in shadow and darkness but which is later made gay by heavenly light

It is a path within ourselves where the feet first falter in shadow and darkness but which is later made ...

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Call the world if you Please ‘The Vale of Soul-making’

Call the world if you Please ‘The Vale of Soul-making’ by John Keats (1891), Letter to his brother Call the ...

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What Was Told, That

What Was Told, That by Jalal al-Din Rumi 1207-1273 What was said to the rose that made it open was ...

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After the Storm

After the Storm by Boris Pasternak The air is full of after-thunder freshness, And everything rejoices and revives. With the ...

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