13 11, 2018

Hyperreality (or what not there isn’t to believe?)

By | 2018-11-13T14:23:45+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Essays|0 Comments

‘The attraction of the void is irresistible.’ Jean Baudrillard   If you feel like you are unsure of what is real and what is unreal then you are not alone. Our materialistic mode of life is accelerating and expanding so rapidly that it is saturating our modern cultures to the point of abstraction. Life in [...]

4 06, 2018

Unsouling from the Wilderness

By | 2018-06-04T13:34:12+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks   Modern man, I dutifully noted, is in search [...]

5 03, 2018

Freedom from Within

By | 2018-03-05T19:08:41+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Essays, Writings|0 Comments

The real tragedy of our time lies not so much in the unprecedented external events themselves as in the unprecedented ethical destitution and spiritual infirmity which they glaringly reveal. Paul Brunton       Our dominant worldview still prefers to believe in the fantasy that we are a living species within a non-living universe, and [...]

3 01, 2018

THE SEARCH FOR MEANING IN MODERN LIFE

By | 2018-01-03T17:55:10+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Essays|0 Comments

Every good story about a search begins with a tale. So, here’s one; it’s a tale about a magician who gave a dinner for his neighbours. There was once a Magician who built a house near a large and prosperous village. One day he invited all the people of the village to dinner. ‘Before we [...]

9 12, 2017

Sacred Agency

By | 2018-01-03T17:55:11+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Essays|0 Comments

Transcendence is the only real alternative to extinction. —Václav Havel, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4, 1994 We are cosmologizing the human. —Henryk Skolimowski, The Participatory Mind    Human consciousness has been on a long journey. Our awareness has shifted from the earlier archaic, animistic mode; to the religious and scientific; and then later to an [...]

9 11, 2017

Technologies as Transcendence

By | 2018-01-03T17:55:11+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

The spiritual imagination seizes information technology for its own purposes. —Erik Davis, Techgnosis   In much of our thinking, the sacred world is divorced from that of secular technologies. And yet the sacred can be equally at home among our technologies since technology, in some form or another, has always been present alongside humanity—from fireplace [...]

13 10, 2017

Sacred Heretics

By | 2018-01-03T17:55:11+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

  Every society has a cognitive structure of permissible knowledge that is managed by an elite and forbidden knowledge that is distributed in black or shadow markets by cognitive outlaws, heretics, revolutionaries, or just plain crazies William Irwin Thompson   Our human concepts of truth are always partial, always fragmentary and incomplete, for they are [...]

11 09, 2017

Re-enchanting the World

By | 2018-01-03T17:55:11+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

When we look up into the night sky and see the sparkle of stars, we are awed and enchanted. There is grace, there is wonder, and there is the excitement of the unknown. Everything comes alive with possibility. There is an enchanted world out there, and it beckons to us through a communal mystery. And [...]

18 07, 2017

An Alchemical Wedding ~ the Sacred Marriage of the Masculine and Feminine

By | 2018-01-03T17:55:11+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Blog, Essays|0 Comments

O Awaken not the Beauty until the time comes Inscription in Chartres Cathedral   Let’s be honest on the matter – as a dominant species on this planet we haven’t been very nice of late to the feminine. And by the word ‘feminine’ I don’t just mean the woman – or even the body of [...]