FAQ: “Global Spirituality for the Next Age,” s’up with that?

Part One Q: What do you mean by “Global?” We mean exactly what “catholic” means according to the dictionary: cath·o·licˈ (kaTH(ə)lik); adjective; including a wide variety of things; all-embracing. “Her taste in literature is pretty catholic, as she likes most genres.” synonyms: universal, diverse, diversified, wide, broad, broad-based, eclectic, liberal, latitudinarian; Origin: from Greek katholikos ‘universal,’Continue reading “FAQ: “Global Spirituality for the Next Age,” s’up with that?”

Why I Distrust Disorganized Religion

I don’t trust disorganized religion. Look at it closely and you’ll inevitably find some reactionary yahoo who figured out there is nothing to figure out and wants to sell you that information. There’s always a trail of disciples, synchronizing their idiosyncrasies so they all think the same though none think they do, flaunting their individualityContinue reading “Why I Distrust Disorganized Religion”

Faith and Fear

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” —Thomas Aquinas “Faith means not wanting to know what is true.” —Friedrich Nietzsche “Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of scienceContinue reading “Faith and Fear”

Ego and “The Ghost In the Room”

“Every one of us is followed by an illusory person: a false self. This is the man I want to be but who cannot exist, because God does not know anything about him.” –Thomas Merton POSTULATE: The individual self — ahamkara in Vedanta, and understood in the West, incorrectly, as the ego — has neverContinue reading “Ego and “The Ghost In the Room””

Biopantheism

The following is an introduction written for the Biopantheism discussion group on Facebook by its founder, pantheist author Poffo Ortiz. Biopantheism is a nascent movement in its very early stages (as of Sept 2015) seeking to codify pantheist values and deep ecology perspective into a sustainable spiritual community serving the Life common to us all.Continue reading “Biopantheism”

Excerpt from “Birding in the Face of Terror” — Act III

At this point in Act III, everything that will crash and collapse in New York City on 9/11/01 has already happened. Pedro and his birding crew have left the Central Valley location and are headed toward Azucar Mountain, the highest peak in the mountainous coastal region northwest of Los Angeles (actual location was Mount Pinos).Continue reading “Excerpt from “Birding in the Face of Terror” — Act III”

Birding in the Face of Terror

Release date: 19 June 2020 How would our lives be different if we could weather the storms of tragedy and loss without fear? What if the fearlessness were not a result of isolation from others or insulation in false hope and comforting beliefs, but of full immersion in uncertainty, armed only with the knowledge andContinue reading “Birding in the Face of Terror”

METATHEOLOGY: A World Beyond Belief

“I have learned so much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew. The Truth has shared so much of itself with me that I can no longer call myself a man, a woman, an angel, or even pure soul. Love has befriended HafizContinue reading “METATHEOLOGY: A World Beyond Belief”

Somewhere

Ever wonderhow many sunrisesyou have left in this life?If you are thinking of a number,please,stop whatever you are doing.You are not free here.Somebody owns the name you call yourself,and it isn’t you.This is what it means to sayyour days are numbered–in truth, they are numberless.The sun never sets on you.You feel like the fulcrum of aContinue reading “Somewhere”