Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
This is an exquisite truth: Saints and ordinary folks are the same
from the start.
Inquiring about a difference is like asking to borrow string when
you've got a good strong rope.
Every Dharma is known in the heart.
After a rain, the mountain colors intensify.
Once you become familiar with the design of fate's illusions
Your ink-well will contain all of life and death.
--An Exquisite Truth, Hsu Yun
1 "peephole" (Vonnegut) among billions, peering inwardly to find
the solution at the heart. Social alchemist, foolish sage and blind
seer divining the path with the bare souls of my feet. A reed
swaying rhythmically in the celestial winds, a molten Vajrapani
with gleaming eyes, wrapped in clouds, arms raised to cast down his
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
being - a clandestine esoteric ontologist with his ear to the
ground listening to the murmur of the stone people, so low, so
quiet, such memory. Remembering the stories of worlds now gone and
dreaming of worlds yet to come. A pioneer of the new paradigm,
trailblazing through the Eschaton, uniting the opposites, eating
the serpent and gazing at my navel.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Transmutation, Precipitation, Precognition and everything I've
The first things people usually notice about me
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Light waves bend in my vicinity and souls bound to the egoic plane,
wherein compounded phenomena are experienced as if a causal chain
of linear succession, unfurl a poly-encephallic mandallic awareness
and radiate the gravity of their own inner sun when in my
proximity. Oh, and I'm tall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Sunzi Bingfa, I Jing, Dao De Jing, Bauhaus, Manu Chao, Ministry,
Ozomatli and anything spicy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Dao- The path or way that energy moves in the universe.
Tian- Heaven, the primal creative celestial power
Di- Earth, the receptive force that yields and nurtures life
Jiang- Leadership, sagacious wisdom and sophic knowledge
Fa- Art, Law and Magic which we wield for
Ai- Love, the ecstatic vibration emanating from the mandallic
center of now
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How Belief Separates Us from Reality
Dào [the path] Kě [that can be identified as] Dào [the way]
Fēi [is not] Cháng [the eternal] Dào [way]
-Tao Te Ching, first line, translation added by the author
Belief colors our perceptions. We rely upon our worldviews to
string together the disparate bits of information that flood our
senses in a cacophony of stimuli that compete for the attention of
our conscious minds. Evolution dictates that getting our genes into
the next generation involves a succession of choices about the next
course of action (lady or the tiger?) that we may take.
[r]Evolution dictates that although situations may recur, solutions
often change. When we reduce the quantum flux of reality to a
mechanical causality with fixed definitions, we’ve lost the true
nature, and by extension our way. Instead of reinforcing our
beliefs, why not remove the scaffolding that props up our best
attempts at maintaining illusion. Strive to believe nothing. When
we attach ourselves to belief, we’re closing the doors to real
awareness and denying our own inherent wisdom. To detach from
belief is to relinquish the urgent need to be right and gives
freedom to thought and perception. We become expressions of life –
spontaneous and authentic and relevant only to the moment.
Author’s note: other than the first line of the Tao Te Ching in the
epigraph above, the only belief I hold is that of the apparent
value of bringing light out of darkness, hence, the use of Latin
for “light out of darkness” in the title of the next piece.
Credo: Lux Lucis ex Nox Noctis
Lead Into Gold and Other Transmutations of Spiritual Alchemy
escrito por Esco el marinero
Guided by stars I sail celestial waters
needing no shore I am a column of light
illuminating the constellations of paradisiacal destiny, resolving
however so slight
If caught in the waves of the sea of Samsara
do not struggle do not fight,
'gainst the flotsam and jetsam
and vibration of being
enter my cove for the night
O bird of the darkness sing me your sweet song
raise up your soul and fly high and long
with a view from the heavens
how peaceful can seem
a torrent of conflict
as if in a dream
and in the morn
you shall alight
upon the jasmine
vivid and forevermore bright
Author’s note: what has the age of science brought us? Why, only
another language with which to describe medieval alchemy and the
corresponding spiritual breakthroughs that complete understanding
could entail. Yet while empiricism, positivism and materialism have
narrowed the gap between conception and creation in the world of
matter, they have widened the schism between mind and soul that
pre-enlightenment philosophers sought to bridge.
“[Truth is] the perception of a totally different world, a state of
such joy and happiness that one cannot keep it secret yet cannot
find words to describe it. Those with little intellectual capacity
may experience this state and talk about it with little
comprehension; others with more intellectual knowledge may achieve
a degree of mystical union by their own efforts. By repetition, the
state may be prolonged and may occur in daily life (i.e., Not
during periods of devotion), till it becomes a familiar experience.
At this stage, the seeker is conscious of Truth and of the self. In
the succeeding stage, he becomes unconscious of the self and aware
only of the Holy.”
-From the Introduction to The Journey of the Soul: The Story of Hai
As told by Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Tufail, translated by Dr. Riad
Kocache, page one
On a typical Friday night I am
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The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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