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Mystical Atheism

 Artwork by Harry Smith   great works of imagination give to each person everything they are capable of receiving they have the freedom of the vagabond they question all values they are an affront to enterprise and competition they have a … Continue reading

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Anthony Blake in Nashville

DuVersity sponsored Anthony Blake for a weekend seminar held at Scarritt-Bennett center in Nashville.  Along with the lectures embracing the theme of “The Resurrection of the 4th Way in the 21st Century” there was music including oboe, santor, Chapman stick … Continue reading

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William Burroughs’ aesthetics

(Artwork by William Burroughs) In William Burroughs’ theory of art he invokes Pan, the god of panic, whom he identifies with the awareness that everything is alive. He contends that the birth of Christ was the death of Pan. Pan … Continue reading

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Esoteric training

abide in the spaciousness of mind your true home live in solitude your true consolation realize the essential radiance of reality your true vision remain mindful in the fields of perception your true awareness gather the wealth of loving kindness … Continue reading

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The Fourth Way with Anthony Blake

I just spent the weekend with Anthony Blake and on the plane ride back from Washington, DC I took my notes and pulled out the following quotes which summarize his teaching given on Summer Solstice. there is no separation between … Continue reading

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The Green Corn Dance

The Green Corn dance at San Felipe is a spectacle as great, as wondrous, as magnificent as any I have witnessed.  In fact it is incomparable, unlike anything in our modern life.  No football NFL game, no world class Soccer … Continue reading

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The consolation of art

Standing in front of the artwork in Lascaux cave I can feel the seldom found sublime consolation of art, its silent solace splurging across the immensity of time. It has a supernatural candor and a dream-like improbability. It feels like … Continue reading

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Literary archaeology

Literary archaeology quarries for messages that lie buried in the depths of human experience.  On the surface these messages seem as lost to us as the names of the dead who have been left behind eons before. Yet, like in … Continue reading

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Strange Synchronicities

By a wonderful twist of fate I was friends with the great Southern writer William Gay and when he passed away his children asked me to compile and edit his papers. William had published three novels and three collections of … Continue reading

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The Psychopomps

In the high Himalayan Mountains ancient ways were preserved especially in area above 14,000.  In the eighth century writing came to this area and among the first things they recorded were books of instruction for conducting funeral rituals.  One of … Continue reading

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