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The Reluctant Mystic

 We are fired into life with a madness that comes from the gods and which would have us believe that we can have a great love, perpetuate our own seed, and contemplate the divine. Plato Long before we do anything … Continue reading

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Insane for the Light: Psychosis and Mysticism

“Everyone has to have a spirituality and everyone does have one, either a life-giving one or a destructive one. No one has the luxury of choosing here because all of us are precisely fired into life with a certain madness … Continue reading

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Zane Grey: Solitude and the Western Hero

A bright yellow streak on the triangular head of the Diamondback Rattlesnake glistened in the sunlight as my father held out his hand. The snake’s mouth opened wide; huge yellow, needle-sharp fangs wet with saliva emerged fully from the sheath … Continue reading

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Mutual Dialogue on Religious Differences

“The longest journey is the journey inward.” Dag Hammerskjold, Markings. A clue to encounters with the spiritualities of the world can be found in Hermann Hesse’s novel Siddartha. “One can only pass on knowledge, but not wisdom,” Siddartha explains at … Continue reading

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Solitude and Silence in Cottonwood Canyon

“The desert empties you…it is not a place wherein you can decide how you want to grow and change, but is a place that you undergo, expose yourself to, and have the courage to face. The idea is not so … Continue reading

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