Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars by Terrance DicksAnother great Fourth Doctor story, this serial from Tom’s Second season as the Time Lord has always been a firm favourite of mine.
It’s quite apparent that Dicks novelised this adventure only a year after it had been televised, as it hits all the right beats whilst adding a great prologue that explores the history of Sutekh and the Osirans.
I like the use of time travel in this serial as The Doctor and Sarah Jane had intend to arrive at UNIT HQ only to land at the site far earlier than intended. With the current location being an old English mansion during 1911.
There’s a nice mix of Egyptian mythology being explained as alien involvement, along with the great scene of The Doctor taking Sarah to her time and showing her the consequences of history changing if Sutekh is allowed to escape is just as chilling.
IN ONESELF LIES THE WHOLE WORLD
“In oneself lies the whole world …..” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. Jiddu Krishnamurti was a philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. His subject matter included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society.
Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. More Quotes from Jiddu Krishnamurti: All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man. Jiddu Krishnamurti Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay. Jiddu Krishnamurti Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms. Jiddu Krishnamurti The description is not the described I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain Jiddu Krishnamurti I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
I think there is a way of understanding the whole process of birth and death, becoming and decaying, sorrow and happiness We can comprehend this only in our own consciousness, through our own ''I'' process and if we do this, then there is a possibility of perceiving the significance of all existence. Krishnamurti, 3rd public Talk, Ojai, Questioner: Is there a reason for being? Krishnamurti: Why do you want a reason for being? You are here.
Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself. For the last two years, I have been in transition. I left my job in the corporate world and started a small business, went from being a working mom to a stay-at-home mom, and instead of being a significant financial provider for my family, I have become more of a dependent temporarily. You could say that I have closed one door, and opened another. Now, I am through that door — in great a new place. Throughout this transition, my head was down, looking at my feet, making sure I took the right steps.