“The pattern of life is not woven ahead of time, like cloth to be worn later as a tunic. Rather, life is woven at the very instant you live it.”
– Brian Bates, The Way of Wyrd
In the foreword to his historical novel, The Way of Wyrd, psychologist and shamanic consciousness researcher Brian Bates describes how the word wyrd, in its archaic and original sense, refers “to that aspect of life which is so deep, so all-pervasive and so central to our understanding of ourselves and our world that it is inexpressible. It connects us to all things, thoughts, emotions, events in the cosmos as if through the threads of an enormous, invisible but dynamic web.”
I talk about finding myself at the edge of the universe. It is at this edge where the direction of things can be decided including by human beings.
As Brian Bates puts it elsewhere, “The pattern of life is not woven ahead of time, like cloth to be worn later as a tunic. Rather, life is woven at the very instant you live it.”
- Bates, Brian (2004) The Way of Wyrd. Hay House.
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