Note: this is a continuation of the previous installmentin what will be published here as the Dialectical Spiritualism series. It will also be published as a whole on Not Two when it is completed. POSTULATES: Pantheism presents the universe as a ubiquity of both matter and mind. There is no separating one from the other, […]
“Theism was the thesis. Atheism was the antithesis. Pantheism is the synthesis.” I am not a fan of catch phrases and avoid using them at most reasonable costs. But I admit, this has become my standard comment in Facebook conversations about pantheism’s relationship to the more well-known warring opposites. It usually gets a positive response. […]
Let’s get this straight, world. I don’t write for you. I don’t write for myself, maybe not for anyone alive right now. We’re already dead. I write for our grandchildren, that they may have something to believe, something that might help them find the way. We must leave them ideas that haven’t been idolized and […]
I’ve been feeling self-conscious about the lack of gender balance in The Peasant and the King. In sharp contrast to Fly Above the Storm, which has several female characters playing prominent and heroic roles, and where the male narrators receive lessons of a feminine relational spirituality of interbeing along with the heady crown chakra metaphysics, […]
You cannot reach enlightenment by trying. But you also cannot reach it by ceasing to try. That just leaves you back where you started, and if you were satisfied with that state, you wouldn’t have started trying. Not to mention the futility of trying to stop trying. So no, do not try, and do not […]
During the silent worship portion of Quaker meeting today, a Friend ministered to the community by asking, “Do we live the Gospel?” and then sitting down, in that wonderfully open-ended, Quakery kind of way. My deep aversion to speaking in public got the best of me. (I’m still getting my feet wet with the idea […]
We demand guns because we are a skittish, hypertense society that lives in chronic fear of having what we own taken, first and foremost our lives. We are not the most violent or crime-ridden society in the world, but the threat of violence, a mix of the real and imagined, seems ever-present. We live in a state of hair-trigger alert.