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The Sacred Drift of the Earth Pilgrim

October 8th, 2009

London was looking beautiful today. Bright blue sky, the leaves just turning yellow and gold, a few puffy white clouds. Lunch with friends in the sun that got so hot it felt Mediterranean, signing some books in Watkins, London’s oldest occult bookstore, and then off to see at first hand Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. I had hoped to see some fascinating display of public performance art, but instead a chap was hoisted up and he proceeded to tell us about Benjamin Creme’s announcement of the imminent arrival of the Maitreya. Something Creme has managed to talk about for the last 20 or 30 years. He’s on his way! Yes he is. Hang on a moment. Yes he’s coming. Hang on…for decades!(Working with the seemingly opposite principle to the ‘Power of Now!’)

Then off to a book launch of Satish Kumar’s new book ‘Earth Pilgrim’. It looks to be a very inspiring and satisfying read. Rattling home on the train to Lewes, sun setting over the Thames and the London Eye I read:

Earth-Pilgrim-Cover‘Journeying to …sacred destinations is a helpful inspiration to get me out of my home and bring me into a challenging and vivid relationship with the world. I welcome this practical and down-to-earth motivation, but at the same time I have to let go of the desire to arrive, and yield to the joy of sacred drift.’

Satish Kumar, Earth Pilgrim