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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 individuality … Continue reading

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 science … Continue reading

An Apple Pie From Scratch: Demystifying Mysticism, Part One

I’m going to let you folks in on an important secret about mysticism. This is long overdue and crucial to the development of our species and both its religions and sciences, so I hope you will pay very close attention and try to really grok the distinction between what I am going to say and … Continue reading

Aldous Huxley and the Perennial Philosophy

I will let Wikipedia handle the finer details of Aldous Huxley’s biography, and stick with the themes most pertinent to our inquiry. Though most famous for his early satirical and pacifist writing (Brave New World being his signature work), and later for his pioneering experiments in opening “the doors of perception” through conscientious use of … Continue reading

Passage from “The Last Tempation of Christ”

While I was writing The Camerado Chronicles  in the summer of 2009, I picked up The Last Temptation of Christ at a used book store, not knowing how deeply it would influence the rest of that project, nor the short story that would emerge directly from it. Here is the scene that inspired the writing … Continue reading

The Even Better News: An Avant-God Manifesto

“Just sit there right now. Don’t do a thing. Just rest. For your separation from God is the hardest work in this world. Let me bring you trays of food And something you like to drink. You can use my soft verse As a cushion For your head.” –Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky … Continue reading

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 Hafiz … Continue reading

Avant-God: the Crafters of New Wineskins

avant-garde (from French, “advance guard” or “vanguard”, literally “fore-guard”) are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics. The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm. —Wikipedia The word “religion” does not appear in … Continue reading

Somewhere

Ever wonder how many sunrises you 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 say your days are numbered –in truth,  they are … Continue reading

Manchmal steht einer auf beim Abendbrot, by Rainer Maria Rilke

Sometimes a man rises from the supper table and goes outside. And he keeps on going because somewhere to the east there’s a church. His children bless his name as if he were dead. Another man stays at home until he dies, stays with plates and glasses. So then it is his children who go … Continue reading

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