Category Archives: Silk Road Visions

About Carol and Silk Road Visions

Carol Leigh Rice, BA MA, Victoria, BC

Welcome to Silk Road Visions. I have always loved the Silk Road – its history, the fabulous traffic along its many different pathways, including the Silk Sea Routes. And I see it as a metaphor for our life here, a magical Road we set out on with each of our new births, here on Earth.

I created this website partly as a memoir of my own life, the part of the Silk Road I have travelled, and the lovely things I have encountered on my many different journeys. Above all, though, I have wanted to record here as much as I can all the learning that has come to me through my development into a professional psychic, and then into a solitary shaman.

The themes which tie together all my experiences in these areas are karma, grace, and reincarnation. These ancient teachings were given to me before I was 10, in what I call my first teaching pictures.  I regard them as the greatest gifts of my lifetime.

Whatever else is true, or not true, these have been my rock of faith for all of my life. I would love for the world to see their truth, their simplicity, and the logic which flows from them – of equality, mercy, and justice which could be ours here on earth.

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Schoolhouse Earth * Why the World Does Not Get Better But We Can

Reincarnation is the one philosophy which makes sense of life on earth, in all its drama, horror, and beauty. Without this framework of understanding, we are doomed to either the dull pessimism of conservative views -or the continual disappointment of failed liberal and neo-New Age dreams promoting a power to change and control events on Earth.  

This is a power we simply don’t have. We have something better – the great laws of the Universe – especially those of karma, grace, and reincarnation, within which humanity is enfolded.

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Silk Road Visions * Back Here On Earth

Jolting along the ancient Road, I listen for the beat of the drum, my gaze lost in far horizons. Swaying high above the drifting sands, I close my eyes and dream of Home…

Kitaro, Silk Road (From Silk Road Suite) Live in Madrid

The Silk Road * Memories, Dreams and Visions
How I have loved the ancient Silk Road and all that it has meant for humanity.

I close my eyes and see shimmering horizons, vast peaks rising far away…I feel ancient rhythms, hear ancient wisdom, and revel in sands and grasses flowing – this river of Time, this metaphor for the human journey on Earth.

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