An About section follows the article links below.
The nine foundational articles below lay out a sequence of broad yet deep considerations revealing the framework and mindset of this site and project.
The following essays have remained essentially unchanged since this site went live on August 21, 2017.
- Through the Narrow Pass
- The Narrow Pass of Our Times: Globalism vs. Extreme Chauvinism
- The Tyranny of Projection
- Layers of Consciousness
- Does Consciousness Really Precede Form?
- Layers of Identity
- Layers of Kinship
- A Taxonomy of Feelings
Is a spinning top spiraling along with high and steady energy the most stable and integrated, instead of the lopsided top that wobbles and teeters haphazardly, swaying between extremes?
Can a warrior stop to enjoy the scent of a flower and still be a warrior?
Does an artist have to buck against every convention and dress zanily just for the sake of it, to announce they’re an artist, instead of feeling assured in who they are regardless of circumstance?
Is a person of noble bearing noble whether they find themselves in a shack or a palace?
Can you love the wide world and want the best for all while still protecting and loving your closest kin and your culture? Is “loving the world” often best served by tending to your own patch of earth’s garden? Is there any meaning without particulars?
Do doors not both open and shut– are boundaries and openness not meant to be interconnected?
Is symbiosis not what maintains the balance of any ecosystem?
Do the male and female principles not create new life, do positive and negative charges not create the most vital currents of energy?
Can you see and feel that the proper synergy of apparent opposites animates the majesty, the harmony of the cosmos? Is this not in fact Love?
Is it possible the contemporary world conspires to corral you into this side or that, to throw you off balance, make you conflicted and disintegrated inside so you then project that imperiled inner condition outwardly into all you encounter?
Might the paradigm shift and change of eras we’re experiencing not quite be what you’d first assumed?
Can you be steadfast and centered in a way that gives a song to your heart and a twinkle to your eye? Does mastery and proper use of passions not produce a more complete love of life?
Are there new questions whose answers are rooted in the things that have always been?…
Here is the spirit behind what I investigate, what I make, what I speak, what I share.
I offer to adventure along on this path with those who’ve heard a similar call.
My biography is likely not of primary importance to you. But as ever, we are known by our fruits.