“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Noesta’s second paperback book, “The Peasant and the King,” arrived at Not Two Studios in early May 2022. Buy it now direct from ND Media!

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The Continuing Story of Ananias and Sapphira

The Even Better News: An Avant-God Manifesto

Spiritual Anarchism: an Introduction

Snowtrek: In Search of St. Louis-du-Ha! Ha!

Beyond These Four Walls

“Truth is One, Paths are Many”

Not One, Not Two is an outreach project of ND Media. Our purpose is to introduce the philosophical and theological foundation of my novels and essays. Years of searching for the right term for my metaphysical perspective only proved that it hadn’t been coined yet, so I did it myself.

Omniperennialism is a non-dual form of mystic pantheism with a distinct Perennialist flavor, heavily influenced by the mid-20th century explorations of the latter by Aldous Huxley. (I have nothing against the older Traditionalist establishment that first put the perennial philosophy on the map, but they come with strange political bedfellows that I completely disavow.)

According to Omniperennialism, there is a common state of holistic consciousness, available to all cognizant beings simply for being alive and part of the divine unity that is the source of all temporary existence, and there are many unique manifestations of upaya (skillful means of instruction) that are designed to lead us to this timeless truth so that we may experience it in time. I am Perennialist because my faith is rooted in this common consciousness; it is the concordance of the unique traditions that instills in me this trust and confidence rather than any one of them. Unlike the Traditionalists, I find this position compels me to remain neutral as to beliefs and practice of established paths, but it also requires that I don’t begrudge any one of them, lest I cast aspersions on all of them.

The end goal is an holistic view of the universe and our place within it, pointing to a universal metatheology that is both ancient and revolutionary. The truth hasn’t changed since the first shamans and sages came to the realization that “Thou art That,” but our means of expressing this are diverse and always changing. Omniperennialism stitches these many wisdom traditions together and leads them back to their common core.

There are many entry points into Omniperennialism. Please peruse the topics in the menu at the top of this page to get a taste of what we have to offer. The Avant-God page will be a good broad introduction to the topic, or head straight to Books and Publications to preview items in the ND Media catalog. There are also links to my blog, Noesta Aqui, and of course our Bookstore. May your travels here be enlightening and joyful!

Cheers, Waldo

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Our first retail bookstore locations are both nearby in Ithaca. Many thanks to Laura and Annie at Odyssey Bookstore, an exquisite new space here in Ithaca (they also have an excellent Bookshop.org profile), and to Lisa at Buffalo Street Books, our cooperatively-owned, long-time indie stalwart. Hopefully we will be adding more and more all the time, so check the Birding in the Face of Terror page for new listings near you!

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