The Peasant and the King

“Be humble for you are made of stardust; be noble for you are the Maker of stars.”

This is the story of a God-seeking peasant who is highly esteemed within the religious community of his people but unable to find peace within its doctrinal constraints. One day he is called to undertake a pilgrimage to the heavenly mountaintop Palace for an exclusive audience with the divine King. But the hero’s journey he imagined takes many unexpected turns that stretch his faith beyond its limits and shatter every bone of truth in his body. In his brokenness, he learns that his destination was never far away, though only his ultimate failure in chasing it could reveal what he truly was all along.

The Peasant and the King is a revival of traditional mythic storytelling as a means of spiritual exploration. Before the advent of the novel, plot and character development took a backseat to ideational development meant to stimulate inward reflection. The use of parables, allegories, and dialogue-driven interaction between archetypal characters more easily internalized by the reader were common techniques to engender a contemplative state. The Peasant and the King builds upon this ancient model, but with a time-bending motif that will drop modern readers off at their doorsteps after a long, deep ride into the Void.    

Modeled after the many great allegorical writings among the world’s heritage of sacred scriptures, The Peasant and the King is a syncretist gospel for a coming age. Readers will find elements of Taoism, Zen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta, Quakerism, Christian mysticism, Spinozan pantheism, anarchism, panpsychism, and modern quantum theory, all collaborating to present a unique rendition of timeless Perennial wisdom.

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Do We Live the Gospel? –3.4.18

Try to Stop Trying — 3.6.18

The Peasant and the Queen? — 3.15.18

Salvo: A Preemptive Strike Against Your Rejection — 6.9.18

Consciousness, Embodiment, and the Divine Feminine — 2.22.19

Universalism: That All Shall Be Sózóed — 4.6.21


The Four Evolutionary Stages of Human Consciousness — 3.30.19

If the cosmos is a unitary field of matter whose numeric value is One, then consciousness is also a unitary field of Mind that is One in number.

Spiritual Anarchism: an Introduction — ND Media e-book

The common thread through all aspects of anarchism is a bottom-up approach to empowering the individual to live by self-control. Ammon Hennacy’s oft-cited ideal of an anarchist as “someone who doesn’t need a cop to make him behave” is a reflection of this emphasis on self-governance.

Pez King Teaser (Chapter 1) –1.18.20

Once, upon the timeless arc of the circle of time, there was a peasant. He lived in a small village in the heart of the Kingdom, near the towering, cloud-obscured mountains where the King was said to dwell. 

Beyond These Four Walls — 12.12.20

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.

LATEST NEWS (8.21.20)

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