“You cannot have outer revolution without inner revolution." ~ Buddhist teacher Doug Duncan; That is the major distinction between blind rage, bloody revolution or enlightened human evolution.
While the corporate media gawks at the fiery freeway crash that is the Republican party, the story not being told is how the Democrats are squandering their best opportunity to seize the narrative.
Capitalism's excesses are becoming too much for the public to bear. Three seminal events in the last eight years have demonstrated this fact. The 2008 crash, Occupy in 2012 and Bernie Sanders' rise.
Political correctness is a contentious issue in American culture. It is, at the same time, a reminder of the U.S.' despicable racism, and the desire to transcend this country's odious unjust past.
Today, public discourse happens online. Blogs, article comments and social media are the new public gathering spaces. This can be called internet intellectual self-defense. The martial arts of ideas.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder allowed Flint, MI., over one hundred thousand people to be poisoned. Governor Snyder ignored ample evidence from numerous sources, all in an effort to instill austerity.
Referred to as ‘Militia groups’ and ‘Patriots’. American right wing extremist groups are rooted in the ideology of the KKK and the slave patrols. They have an explicit political/economic agenda.
Alchemy, possibly the least understood of the mantic arts. Alchemy is founded on elemental scientific principles. The root of alchemy is purification, a rendering down to the primordial spirit/energy
The mystic poets express their sublime experience of the divine. These lyricists of the sacred use pensive metaphor, imagery adorned with intimacy and devotion. Their voices are timeless and 'Present'
Examining the deceptive arguments and revisionist history employed by the gun lobby. Exploring why the 'Patriot' movement, Tea Party, libertarians, almost all white males, cling to firearms. Fear.
Guaranteed basic income for all is not a Utopian fantasy. The idea of has been around since Thomas Paine and the American Revolution. It is an idea held by left and right economists and philosophers.
Deepening our understanding of God, by releasing everything we presume to know. Often, knowledge leads to delusion. What we think we know can lead to feeling we know all we need to know. Illusory.
Examining the nexus of energy and matter. Exploring for metaphysical clues in the process. What factor or effect does our consciousness, and or god, have in articulating life.
All spiritual journeys encounter dark times and melancholy. These can be times to sink deep, nourishing roots. Flowers grow in the sun, but they are fed by roots sunk deeply in the dark.
Three decades after the conservative revolution and the election of Ronald Reagan. The country seems to be growing weary of conservative crazy and pro-corporatist, neo-liberalism of the GOP and Dems.
Probing the fundamental conflict between science and spirituality. Demonstrating that these two disciplines are not mutually exclusive, but more complementary necessities for understanding reality.
Exploring the spiritual, emotional and intellectual effect of hero/savior cultural beliefs. An examination of how savior/hero mythology initially bonds a society, and how it can hinder true change.
Ideologues occupy the far ends of the political spectrum, They judge all matters in absolute black and white terms. There are no shades of gray for them, no compromises. No rational flexibility.
A comparison of two classic Christmas stories. A Christmas Carol is a vintage tale written by Charles Dickens. It's A Wonderful Life is a movie adaptation of a self published short story.
Looking at the prominent conspiracy theory - Agenda 21. This U.N program is believed by some to be a thinly veiled plan by the ruling elite to cull the population of the earth.
Exploring common hindrances to understanding spirituality. Identifying the intellectual and egoistic diversions that mimic the spiritual experience.
A guide to building and maintaining a healthy immune system without costly and untrustworthy supplements. What foods are prebiotic and probiotic building blocks to immune system health.
Fear is a natural human condition. This is an exploration of this oft considered opposite to love, ease and comfort. A guide to freeing the potential energy bound in our fears. Self-knowledge.
Demystifying the spiritual meditation practice. A guide to seeing past the ego/mind. To the deeper 'Presence'. Navigating the ego/mind's clamor, sitting through it, until the silent stillness emerges.