New Age Monkeys: A Takedown of ‘Spiritual’ Bullshit

I’ve gone through many iterations of myself: from a naive, ambitious, and shallow young man, to a selfish, fearful alcoholic, and finally, to a person who is coming to find peace with themselves – but I’ve always been a seeker; I’ve gone down every road in life: including the spiritual one. From a long influenceContinue reading “New Age Monkeys: A Takedown of ‘Spiritual’ Bullshit”

Musing on Life Through Jack London’s ‘The Star Rover’: “The one man” and “The one woman”

I’m a fan of Jack London. He is, like Steinbeck, one of those California writers who hold a special place in my heart. I see myself like them, and their philosophies speak to me. And while Jack London is best known for adventure stories like Call of The Wild, The White Fang, and Sea Wolf,Continue reading “Musing on Life Through Jack London’s ‘The Star Rover’: “The one man” and “The one woman””

Where All Boys’ Dreams Begin 

Motherfvckin-go-in on-this-poem like-a-koan, I’m a pure Brahmin spirit, ya I know-em, I could clone-em: Take in the yin and the yang, Fire and the rain, The Masculine and The Feminine, And you heal all the pain; All the sacred texts say it again and again: You put the jewel in the lotus – om-mani-padma-hum –Continue reading “Where All Boys’ Dreams Begin “

Organized Religion Sucks Major Balls

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” – Lucias Annaeus Seneca, 4BC – AD65 There are really only a few major religious myths that have survived the ages, and it’s really quite something that these stories have endured for billions of people, butContinue reading “Organized Religion Sucks Major Balls”

Welcoming The Prince of Darkness and Freeing ‘Iron John’

I recently read The Satanic Bible out of curiosity and with some interest in the philosophy contained therein. Satanism is basically a naturalistic pro-human philosophy blending humanism with anti-religious sentiment – add in some Ayn Rand and some Epicureanism, and a dash of magic and pomp, and that’s basically it. The contents aren’t likely toContinue reading “Welcoming The Prince of Darkness and Freeing ‘Iron John’”

This Lovely, Sacred Road

Without faith, We find ourselves Again and again, Always forgetting what’s mortal – We living, breathing, hoping beings Artists and lovers, who Having examined the world, Declared it gross, inhumane Rather insane really – All this chasing Greed, separation, ego, That veil of worth, Hardly worth defending Inane inward judgments, reflected back And fear, becauseContinue reading “This Lovely, Sacred Road”

Ranting on Those Bastard Collective Neurosis: Religion and Spirituality

I’m not going to lie: I have spent fifteen minutes attempting to open this entry. Here goes nothing world, Lawrence Black now contributes his metaphysical phislosophies to the pithy sum of all religious and spiritual thought. Godspeed, Sir Black.  That, unfortunately, was the best I could do. It is difficult to write about your spirituality: inContinue reading “Ranting on Those Bastard Collective Neurosis: Religion and Spirituality”

Meditations Session Ten: Trusting Life and Going Into Fulfilment Through the Care of Mind, Body, and Soul for Happiness and Love

Preface This week was trying on account of two factors. Firstly, I turned thirty-one. And, for me, birthdays always cause me to step back and evaluate my life in a very objective, measured way, which is something I typically don’t do in my day-to-day life; however, when you reach a milestone, such as a birthday, youContinue reading “Meditations Session Ten: Trusting Life and Going Into Fulfilment Through the Care of Mind, Body, and Soul for Happiness and Love”

To Thine Own Self

I recently heard a well intentioned, albeit misattributed quote in a film, about how families always rising and falling in America.  Perhaps this was more true in the days of Natahanial Hawthorne, who wrote in The House of Seven Gables of the Maule family as: “…generally poverty-stricken; always plebeian and obscure; working with unsuccessful diligenceContinue reading “To Thine Own Self”

The Young Actuals

This is me; having realized that no matter how much of a writer, hippie, or bohemian I am, I am also a guy who enjoys success in business. After all, you wouldn’t want someone else to judge you through a single lens or label, so why do it to yourself. You are not this orContinue reading “The Young Actuals”

A Case of Narcissism: in Defense of a Reborn Ego

I had to write this tonight because I am feeling really, really smart. Like, I’m getting good at life. But beyond stating the obvious, something lighthearted has been a long time coming – to myself and my writing. Yeah, that winter of 2014 took a long time to thaw – but, thank the 6 god, spring isContinue reading “A Case of Narcissism: in Defense of a Reborn Ego”

Bubba Grew Up, Amen.

I’ve been working on another entry lately, spending the past few nights near the water, before bed, turning over big deep metaphors, trying to communicate the wisdom of hindsight, having made it out of the deep Dark Night of The Soul. But really, I’ve just gotta say: Amen. I breathe now to center myself. Big,Continue reading “Bubba Grew Up, Amen.”