Uncreated Light made incarnate — that is the individuated will within all created things and beings. That is the true “I am.”
BUY THE TICKET, TAKE THE RIDE Back to Part One / Part Two “What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it all the rest are not only […]
SOUL = CLAY + BREATH Back to Part One “Nothing can doom man but the belief in doom, for this prevents the movement of return.” Martin Buber Now, let’s take stock of where we are. (Or at least, I will; you are free to do the same in your place and time.) It is the […]
WAVING LAYERS OF SOUL This is something I’ve been wanting to write for a long time, but I wasn’t sure how to present it to the public. Dream interpretation? Statement of faith? Visionary insight? Nugget of truth from the collective subconscious? Jungian symbolism? Wishful thinking fantasy? I suspect it involves a little of all these, […]
Linear time is fake news that your brain broadcasts to your ego, causing a constant low-grade stress over its alleged impending doom. The heart and the gut tell you not to fear, that every point in time is eternity and the thrill ride you’re on brings you back where you began. What is good news […]
My internal space-time calculator did a double take yesterday upon reading this longish but fascinating Facebook excerpt of Hunter S. Thompson writing about writing — in particular, the making of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which apparently just turned 50. Hard to imagine we’ve made fifty trips around the sun since Thompson pulled that […]
Q: How does Universalism/Perennialism* reconcile the vast differences between religions? *These terms aren’t identical, but there is a great amount of overlap, and I identify as both. A: Perennialism, to a large extent, and Universalism to a lesser one, are not distinct theological statements that can be contrasted with other religions. They are, in a […]
One of the narrators of “Birding,” the one whose biography most closely resembles mine, spent a few years living in close proximity to the fabled Pacific Coast Highway, aka California Route 1, not far from the area called Big Sur. This is the place where the Santa Lucia Mountains meet the ocean with skin-on-skin intimacy, […]
Nature is an inside with no outside. Our methods of observation and selective attention create the illusion of boundaries, but in order for Nature to have the meaning that naturalism gives it, we must also recognize its boundlessness. We must see at as the One from which many have come as opposed to an assembled collection of many.
If your ego is the main character at the center of your unique “I am” story, your soul is what your character experiences as it starts to suspect that it is being played by an actor. This experience makes no sense in the context created within the walls of the stage, but something tells you nonetheless that it’s true, that when the curtain falls on this stage, you, the actor, will persist.