A Strange Brew from the Seekers Cafe – Part 1

Rob Schmidt and I have recently become involved in a fascinating experiment in conversation called The Seekers Café. Conversation participants are senior spiritual practitioners primarily, though not exclusively, drawn from The Fourth Way tradition. Currently, members...

Hurricane Carter

About 6 years ago, in Austin, I ran into one of the lawyers who dealt with the case of Rubin Carter, the legal team who finally got him released. He was seeking me out because of a book I wrote (To Fathom The Gist Vol 1). He was very old but still coherent. I already...

The King of the Wood

This remarkable essay comes from  “The Golden Bough,” by Sir James George Frazer. The King of The Wood Who does not know Turner’s picture of the Golden Bough? The scene, suffused with the golden glow of imagination in which the divine mind of Turner steeped and...

Sonnet 146 – On Death

Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth,  Why feed’st these rebel powers that thee array? Why dost thou pine within, and suffer dearth,  Painting thy outward walls so costly gay? Why so large cost, having so short a lease,  Dost thou upon thy fading mansion spend?...

The Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount –  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,     Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.    ...

Cactus Land

This is the dead land This is cactus land Here the stone images Are raised, here they receive The supplication of a dead man’s hand Under the twinkle of a fading star. ~ T S...