"As a rule , man is fool. When it's hot he wants it cool. When it's cool he wants it hot. Always wanting what is not."
So many people for as long as we have record, have sought gods, goddesses, and spirituality in higher purpose. To each, his own, but I have to wonder, what is it about our mundane existance in these bodies that compells so many people to want to leave? I'm leaning heavily toward Tantric philosophy, in which one looks within rather than around and out. I believe there is so much mystery & magic in our own bodies and existence, so why live somewhere else? Why dwell on fairies and devils, lives of gods and angels, when you haven't learned all there is to know about yourself?
The only explanation I can offer is the above nursery rhyme from my childhood. We are seekers, hanging on to anything which might further or enhance our existence. Girls with curls want straight hair; brunettes want to be blond. We look to the skies, but we must also remember to look and appreciate what is within.