In 2014, JP worked with a small local publisher to put out his debut novel, a semi-autobiographical tale called “Birding in the Face of Terror.” Let’s just say that no part of the publishing process went as planned, and by late 2016 their relationship had ended, their contract was voided, and JP’s urge to publish was crushed.
Note: the follow material is grafted mostly word-for-word from a long section of monologue in Chapter IV of “The Peasant and the King.” I consider it more of an extract than an excerpt, for I did take out all the elements that put it in the context of the story with characters speaking and listeningContinue reading “The Four Evolutionary Stages of Human Consciousness”
“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 unable to find peace through the authoritative religion of his people. He is called on a journey that stretches his faith beyond its limits and breaks every boneContinue reading “The Peasant and the King”
All religions are discussions amongst frogs in various wells about this mythic place of limitless water called the Ocean.
Any apparent progress along a spectrum of linear time is like the counting of elements in any finite set: it implies the choice of parameters by an observer. These parameters form the beginning and end of a segment of an immanent infinity that is itself without beginning or end. Without the perspective of finite parameters established for the purpose of measurement, there is no “first moment in time,” just as there is no first number.
All numbers have a dual nature: they are what they are, and they are part of a greater whole. Each number is a unique state of numerality, contingent upon the whole for its existence and relative value. It is distinct but also interconnected with all numbers, woven seamlessly within the fabric of Number itself.
Posit any two numbers, no matter how relatively close in proximity on any practical spectrum of measurement, and you can use runaway decimal place explosion to create another transcendent infinity, each with its own infinite set of infinities within.
Spiritual literature doesn’t derive its potency from logic or reason or historical accuracy or scientific veracity. It is powered by personal authenticity. It creates an alchemical blend of fact and fantasy to activate that gnostic engine of Self-remembrance, access deeper levels of our consciousness than we generally see and utilize in a world demanding sharp sensory attentiveness, and achieve the harmonic convergence of heart and brain that only the individual soul can feel and know has occurred.
I only needed one mango to get the experience of Mango, so I chose one. I don’t need to eat all 20 of them to know that they taste of Mango, and I’m sure they’re all delicious because they come from the same source.
Part 2 Q: OK, what about “spirituality?” Doesn’t this imply belief in supernatural beings and other tales of woo? It can, but it needn’t. Spirituality can also be the metaphysical study of reality as a non-dual experience, consistent with observable patterns of Nature. Our premise is that: 1) There is a basic truth to theContinue reading “FAQ: “Global Spirituality for the Next Age,” s’up with that?”