Posted in March 2010

Mind-Jazz, a look into William Irwin Thompson.

I’m not exactly sure where to begin here, so I’ll start with the basics: Thompson is a social theorist, philosopher, a cultural critic and a poet. His books, in particular, focus on cultural history and myth. You’ll find the style is a bit all-over-the-place, yet somehow all the pieces weave together like tapestry. He has … Continue reading

Journey into the Red Book

It’s been a fascinating journey into the depths of the mind, and moreover a reconnection with the soul. If there is one thing I can say, very early on in my journey, it is that as much as we like to speak of Witness, and Mindfulness, and Contemplation, what we begin to discover is our … Continue reading

Weaving the Sacred Web

It’s obvious that aside from the great potential the internet has, there is also a great deal of negativity, trolling, and destructive behavior online as well. The internet is a manifestation, a reflection of our state of being. I believe this is an important thing to keep in mind as the evolution of technology continues … Continue reading

“God is the All.”

“God is the all. Hard is it to find the noble man who recognizes this. Those whom greed robs of knowledge go to other gods, Cleave to many rulers—their own nature rules them, And whatsoever divinity one strives to honor in belief, I respect his belief and direct him to the right place. If he … Continue reading

Practical Mysticism

Therefore it is to a practical mysticism that the practical man is here invited: to a training of his latent faculties, a bracing and brightening of his languid consciousness, an emancipation from the fetters of appearance, a turning of his attention to new levels of the world. Thus he may become aware of the universe … Continue reading

“Yasutani Roshi once said, speaking of …

“Yasutani Roshi once said, speaking of satori, that it was the most precious realization in the world, because all the great philosophers had tried to understand ultimate reality but failed to do so, yet with satori or awakening all your deepest questions are finally answered: it’s just this.” Ken Wilber, “One Tast” pg. 112

The Thinking Mind, or Feynman’s Joy of Not Knowing

I’ve been listening to the catchy Symphony of Science songs, and in light of the stuff I’ve been reading (Aurobindo/Zen literature), it’s given me a new perspective on things. As the scientist Richard Feynman is well known for expressing, there is a joy in not-knowing something. It’s not scary, it’s exciting! There is always something … Continue reading

Youtube Ventures

Just wanted to share a few updates. First a little video (alas, a typo is within it) I put together for the Holons Network. If you’re not familiar with the Holons Network, it’s a collaborative video channel with the intention of exploring, integrating and dialoging about spirituality, evolution, and all around every perspective. Here’s my … Continue reading