Intro to Spiritual Anarchism, part 2: Political and Spiritual

Having established the philosophical foundation for all anarchist thought —empowerment of the individual to live by volition and self-control— we can look at two complementary trajectories by which this one principle can be put into action. I call them the political and the spiritual. Political anarchism could also be called “external” or “extroverted.” It consists […]

Intro to Spiritual Anarchism, part 1: Anarchism vs Anarchy

Previous post: Introduction to Spiritual Anarchism (The following series of posts under the Spiritual Anarchism banner will present a very personal viewpoint of the subject. Ask ten other anarchists to define the philosophy of anarchism, and hopefully you’ll get at least 8 or 9 very different answers. An authoritative definition of anarchism is an oxymoron.) […]

Introduction to Spiritual Anarchism

Note: We will be doing a short series of posts about pertinent themes in the upcoming books, starting with Anarchism as it pertains to spirituality. It plays a major part in “The Peasant and the King,” though the A word isn’t mentioned once. As an intro, here is a spoken word piece by the great […]

Where’s Waldo Going?

Well…the mud has settled, and the right action has arisen. I’m taking the arctic plunge and moving to New York. No, not that New York. I can’t make it there. I’m a wee bit claustrophobic for the Big Apple. I know it’s still the Mecca for print writers, and I will spend a fair amount […]

More Thoughts on Pantheism and the Trinity

Any number of distinct things can be one. When people object to the concept of a triune God because “how can three Persons be one,” they are tripping over the least mysterious aspect of the Trinity, and the most mundane application of non-duality that makes it explicable in pantheist terms. Trunk, roots, and branches are […]

Why Stop At Three? (a Pantheist meditation on the Trinity)

What the Trinity represents is the non-dual relationship between the finite and the Infinite, between that which is bound to linear time-space and that which is Eternal beyond time-space. Three is the “magic number” that recognizes the distinction that makes relationship possible (“not one”) but also breaks down the duality that appears to destroy the unity inherent in the relationship (“not two”).