If you are following me to this point, 1) you deserve some kind of medal, and 2) you now have all the tools you need to understand God and your relationship to God as an individual, on three different levels. A Holy Trinity, one might say.
To truly follow any mental activity to its source is to uncover the strands of a structure that, like Indra’s Net, lead in all directions at once. This structure is not something apart from the atomistic universe; it is this exact physical space, but perceived with something like an existential sideways glance, as a limitless relational matrix containing the connectivity of all atoms.
Note: this is a continuation of the previous installment in 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. “O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,/ Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?/ O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,/ […]
“Theism was the thesis. Atheism was the antithesis. Pantheism is the synthesis.” I am not a fan of catch phrases, and avoid using cliches 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 […]