A Holistic Approach


A long time ago, I shared online The Bahala Meditations. For some this was helpful. For others, this was new age nonsense. Last year, I started a blog called Baybayin Alive. Recently, a person who wished to not be identified wrote: Anonymous said…Have you ever considered that the people you say have “westernised” “linear” thinking may in fact really reflect the way the people of the islands barely 500...

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How would Filipino baybayin enthusiast “Bing” Veloso be able to connect with our ancestors in order to come about the deeper meanings of baybayin in Saysayin ng Baybayin? How would Guillermo Tolentino, Philippine National Artist and sculptor of monuments, make a connection with historic figures to yield his life-like sculptures? How would he connect with ancestors to uncover meanings of baybayin symbols? And how...

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In this book, Virgil also mentions how symbols/amulets, such as the lingling-o were used by hilots and healers. I look forward to getting this book to read more about that and the healing practices such as using ginger and salt to alleviate fever… Product Description Way of the Ancient Healer provides an overview of the rich tradition of Filipino healing practices, discussing their origins, world influences, and role in...

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“Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence”Here is a webpage with not only a short description of Katrin de Guia’s paper on “Indigenous Filipino Values: A Foundation for a Culture of Non-Violence” and a description of Sikolohiyang Pilipino, but also some information on the values of Filipino Personhood (Pagkataong Filipino): Bahala Na is one of the values of Filipino Personhood illustrated above....

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Talinghaga is a process of reflection, contemplation… it is thinking and seeing in metaphors, and it entails a matter of inner sight. As per Sikolohiyang Pilipino studies, talinghaga is one construct of Filipino values and personhood. Can you, a modern day Pilipino, develop talinghaga? I know you can! It’s already there within you. Talinghaga is part of Filipino holistic thinking. De Guia writes in Kapwa that its “a...

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Baybayin Alive’s purpose is to help you discover the deeper meanings of not only the symbols of baybayin themselves, but also the words that they represent. Bahala and Bathala are just a couple of words significant to not only baybayin enthusiasts in the Philippines, but also Sikolohiyang Pilipino and the Filipino spirituality movement. Bahala and Bathala are just some words whose baybayin symbols baybayin...

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