Category Archives: Metaphysics

Notes for an Evening of Contemplative Piano Music

Spoken notes for a piano presentation 6/4/2011: The Western world for the last several centuries has been dominated by very left-brain thinking, in which everything has to be ‘figured out’ and put into its proper pigeon-hole, whether that be our … Continue reading

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The Love of God

The love of God is infinite for every human soul, because every human soul is unique; no other can satisfy the same need in God. –W.B.Yeats

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A Paraphrase of the 23rd Psalm

The Lord is ineffable, I shall never presume to comprehend Her at all. He shows me Unfathomable Shining Mysteries. In every moment for all time She sings Her Great Omni-Fecund Silence—and all that Is springs anew, transformed and renewed again … Continue reading

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The Limits of Machines, Progress & Education

Every society and culture has its set of assumptions & myths (in the good sense of that word—that is, a deeply and largely unspoken set of beliefs) that make that society work. And, like everything else that human beings touch, … Continue reading

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Who Seeks Whom?

One of the main points of the “Good News” is that it is God who seeks us, and not the other way around. We are incapable of approaching the Infinity of Infinities in any meaningful way—how could we? A worm … Continue reading

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The Utility of Violence and War

(In response to a friend’s comment “Don’t we have to have nuclear weapons?”) The history of humanity is the long sad history of violence and revenge. The first tools of violence were certainly just fists, then we graduated to rocks, … Continue reading

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“Babel”

I wonder if Babel did a much more thorough number on Humanity than I previously imagined. It’s bad enough that Humanity has been split into English, Swahili, Etruscan, and so on. But even we who all supposedly speak English seem … Continue reading

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“Permanence”

I open a journal I wrote ten years ago. I recognize the handwriting, but who the hell wrote this drivel? I write in my journal today… Will the so-called ‘me’ who may read this a decade from now Have the … Continue reading

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Musings about a “Poetic Theology”

“God is an infinite sphere, the center of which is everywhere, the circumference nowhere.” —Hermes Trismegistus, “thrice-great Hermes”, Book of the 24 Philosophers. “The whole visible world is only an imperceptible atom in the ample bosom of nature. No idea … Continue reading

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“The Lip of Insanity”

I have lived on the lip of insanity, Wanting to know reasons, Knocking on a door. It opens. I’ve been knocking from the inside. –Rumi

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