Posted in November 2007

What’s in a "School?"

University.Look at the name. It means universal! So, what should a place like that be all about? Ask yourself this: Is your school a university? universe ~ cosmos ~ kosmos connection maybe? “universitas magistrorum et scholarium” – in the academic definition. a “community of masters and scholars.” now, the word master in this context is … Continue reading

Kosmic Chefs

We hereby declare, that all sentient beings with the capacity to awaken others should do so. We are others, and they are us. When seeing this clearly, all other reasons fall like imaginative speculations, elaborate ethical codes flutter like butterfly wings carried harmlessly in the wind. These transpersonal domains, we hold, are of non-rational nature, … Continue reading

The Great Sages; Revolution vs. Evolution

A sage, “world teacher,” and mystic; Krishnamurti will take all that the small self holds to value, and toss it out like a bit of dust on your sleeve. He will take value, ideals, “thought,” and ego, and let it slip into the void, visibly forcing you into confrontation with fear, shadow, and the possibility … Continue reading

"The True Path"

No words for this really. I just wanted to share a favorite Zen Koan of mine: The True Path Just before Ninakawa passed away the Zen master Ikkyu visited him. “Shall I lead you on?” Ikkyu asked. Ninakawa replied: “I came here alone and I go alone. What help could you be to me?” Ikkyu … Continue reading

Garden Narcissus

Narcissus is a character belonging to Greek mythology. He fell in love with his own image, staring down at his reflection in a pool of water. He was transfixed, perpetuated by his own beauty – and in time transformed into the flower, narcissus. He grows today in the classrooms of university academia. The following story … Continue reading

Bill Hicks; Transformative Comedy

I just thought I’d share a laugh or two from one of my favorite comedians, Bill Hicks. What can be said about him? Only that he was one of the few who were able to bring transformation and evolution to mainstream media. Only that he was able to combine humor with spirituality, making the audience … Continue reading

"Alas, drudgery."

While on the D train to Brooklyn, I was reading One Taste. Lately I’ve found myself bogged down by academia, and my taste for literature has slowly diminished to a trickle, squandered by the sheer boredom and density of essay language. Bless their cognitive intelligence, bless their rational minds, but their writing is so dry … Continue reading

Wolves and Angels; An Integral Reflection

The following piece was inspired by a class I am taking at Fordham University. Our assignment for the semester is to critically analyze any modern social movement. And, without any exaggeration on my part, 2/3rds of the class are writing about civil rights, pluralism, and sensitivity. The remaining classmates, including myself, are writing about consciousness, … Continue reading

Speaking of the Paranormal

Larry King is having a special on things that go bump in the night, tomorrow night at 9PM EST. I think it’s a good idea to have these sort of interviews. Although it’s quite clear the mainstream media is very cautious with such fringe topics as UFO’s and ghosts, established people in the media may … Continue reading