Day 1: Chengdu, China

After years of meandering on mind and foot, I have come to the realization that ancient civilizations around the world have shared ideas. How was this done (via ships, aircraft, portals, inter-dimensional contact, dreams, collective unconscious… ) is what the discussion should really be about. The parallels of Angkor and Mayan architecture. The talk of an ancient flood. Trees of Life. Mummification. Jade’s connection with the afterlife. The proof flows longer than the Nile.

This is what brought my latest meanderings to Chengdu, China, where the ancient Shu lived over 3,000 years ago. Very different from the Shang Dynasty (who lived 700 miles northeast at the time), the Shu took a shamanistic approach to life, connecting with spiritual realms through elaborate ceremony and sacrifice and building monuments very similar to those found in Central and South America (but how?).

Today’s blog include Shu artifacts from the Jinsha Museum. Enjoy!

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New Life After Death

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“As the Year of the Rooster clucks to an end, may the Dog lead us to happiness.”

– Quiet Riley –

Chivalry isn’t dead, only napping

I came across these sculpted wonders while meandering along a garden path. Each figure elegantly depicts a story of chivalry and unconditional love for one’s parents. Feeling deeply touched, I gave my thanks by bowing three times before their stony feet. Then I rode to the hotel, called my mom and told her how much I loved her.