I felt connected not only to the stars but to all of nature, and to the entire cosmos. I felt a merging with something far larger than myself, a grand and eternal unity, a hint of something absolute.*
It was during his time as a school-teacher that Arkady learned of the labyrinth of invisible pathways which meander all over Australia and are known to Europeans as “Dreaming-tracks” or “Songlines”: to the Aboriginals as “Footprints of the Ancestors” or the “Way to the Law”.**
In a material universe, two of the visible ways we know our physical bodies keep moving are through food and healing – we require fuel to burn and we go wrong.
Life is more than these, more than the visible, though; it seems to shine brightest where the visible and invisible ways cross and intertwine. And there are so many.