Tag Archives: illumination

Death to the Zombie

  Do zombies belong in our new mythology? After all, they remain popular in our culture.  So we must be responding to the metaphor… …a metaphor involving human beings who can’t feel, can’t think… …who react to the world with … Continue reading

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Good Pick-up Line

  These dog days of summer, with their 100+ degree heat… …seemed to have dulled my mental faculties.  As a result… …all I have to offer this week is a quote, one of my favorites, a line borrowed from poet … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Lightning Bolt

  According to religious scholar Huston Smith… …interest in the mystical experience is a relatively recent development in our society. The mystics were not part of his formal education.  In a recorded talk, he says… “Though I had an undergraduate … Continue reading

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Present Future

  author’s note: The argument continues as to whether or not humankind evolved in the past. It’s an important question, since our answer determines how we will interpret the Biblical texts. However… …I believe the more important question is: can … Continue reading

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Masons, One and All

Perhaps the best way to draw attention to yourself is to start a secret society. People begin to think you must know something.  After all, if knowledge is power, then wouldn’t you want to keep your knowledge secret? Ironically, much … Continue reading

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Seeking a New Norm

“The most important thing is that the miraculous become the norm.”                                  —  Henry Miller Only a short time ago, we seemed preoccupied with our angels. A whole slew of books, seminars, movies, and television programs told us our angels were … Continue reading

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Stumbling Awareness

“The metaphor is the mask of God through which eternity is to be experienced.”                   ––  Joseph Campbell If that is true, then our new mythology needs metaphors. However, there is danger when creating metaphors.  We can easily fall into humankind’s … Continue reading

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