Tag Archives: God

Music and Morality


There is a widespread assumption among religious fundamentalists that their particular holy book is essential for the human expression of morality. It is believed that without the guidance provided by this or that holy book or some other apocalypse, humanity … Continue reading

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Authority, Meaning, and Myth


As I have developed a more mystical philosophy of life, I have had several conversations about my (heretical) beliefs. Invariably, the first questions with which I am presented are regarding authority. “Who is your authority? Do you submit to God’s … Continue reading

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Gatekeeper Religion


If “mystic” is a bad word, then slander me with it. Where there are no mysteries, there are no questions. Where there are no questions, the mind is not free. Like a dream within a dream, the world is a … Continue reading

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Today’s Meditation


“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks in his cavern.” ~William Blake I have been going through … Continue reading

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What if churches taught meditation?


What if the practice of meditation was no longer seen as taboo in church? What if it was no longer seen as a threat to Christianity? What if meditation classes were taught in conjunction with classes on prayer? I wonder… … Continue reading

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Definitions


Definitions. Aren’t they the atoms of knowledge? If we have in mind a concept or idea, that incorporeal thing residing in our minds takes on a body when we try to put it into words – when we “flesh it … Continue reading

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The Engineer – The Singularity


This past weekend I did a painting on Chapter 8, The Engineer, for The 5 Dragon Daughter performance this coming Friday. An explanation of the symbolism is below. The engineer represents man’s obsession to satisfy his emptiness with material things … Continue reading

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