Victor’s Way

Sanskrit: Jina Marga



The casual, ‘craic’ seeking day-tripper apart, and who may enjoy Victor’s Way as is,…



 Victor’s Way was designed for those adults who need to take some quality time out because he/she has arrived at a crossroad in her/his life, more specifically at the mid-life crisis/dysfunction.


Unsure as to how to proceed in his/her life the wanderer along Victor’s Way needs to recover and become fully conscious of his or her basic survival procedure and which, when activated,  ensures ‘fittest’ (so Darwin) living and so a happy life.


Wandering along Victor’s Way one encounters not so much sculptures but icons. These should be accessed like the icons of a desktop or mobile phone. For the sculptures of Victor’s Way are all icons (rather than weird and wonderful Indian stone doodles) that can be double clicked and thereby virtually opened to access their data, the latter being stored within (the unconscious of) the wanderer. In other words, clicking (i.e. divining ≈ internally reflecting upon ≈ worshipping ≈ activating) an icon resonates and so activates a bite of the wanderer’s basic internal survival procedure  and which ‘waits’ for activation at various stages of the (indeed any) whole life process. In short, the sculptures/icons mirror basic human development-cum-adaptation procedures. 4 of the 7 Victor’s Way icons mirror dysfunctions (or cock-ups) in the transition from one basic development phase procedure to the next.


Once the wanderer has accessed his or her most basic (i.e. non-local) survival procedure and has understood it, he/she can remove any glitches in or tweak his or her local survival procedure execution mode so that his or her actual life goal (i.e. as purpose or ‘dream’, Sanskrit: dharma) can be the better achieved. (Better or complete) Goal achievement (and any goal will do) is self-confirmed with the experience of happiness, bliss and so on.**


Obviously, to get maximum benefit from interaction with the icons the wanderer along Victor’s Way should proceed alone and fully absorb in the very ordinary stories (i.e. myths as fundamental data bites) which the icons tell about the (and all) extraordinary wanderer(s), extraordinary because, according to ancient Indian pantheists, the wanderer along Victor’s Way (Sanskrit: jinamarga) is the universal Brahman (or God as creation procedure), albeit localised, that is to say, manifested as a unique ‘hardware’ particular (of the universal creation procedure).


On Victor’s Way the use of mobiles should be a no-no. Ideally chatty companions, children and dogs, all of which disrupt the wanderer’s absorption, should be left at fun parks such as Glendalough, Clara Lara or Powerscourt waterfall, all splendidly designed to elate the ‘craic’-loving and carefree day-tripper.


Victor’s Way was designed to be used as a sort of mild to extreme spiritual adventure park (as the Razor’s Edge Path, so the Katha Upanishad 3:14 (approx. 600BC)), suitable for wholly dedicated and death defying spiritual gymnasts, complete with philosophical abseiling, meta-physical white knuckle rides and darkest psychic and somatic potholing (Wow!).


Victor’s Way was not intended to be a commercial mass tourism enterprise. Sadly the recently increasing numbers of visitors that crowd the Way on Saturdays and Sundays are beginning to degrade its contemplative ambience.



About me: If you see Victor’s Way, you see me.* But if you can’t, I’m the OAP lazing on a bench and smoking a cheap cigar.


But if you must …




*…. This maxim was nicked from the Buddha.



** See my book: ‘How to make and fake happiness’