Alchemical Magic w a Spell for Liberation from Worry, Self-Doubt, and Fear.

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.” – Shakespeare, Julius Cesar (Act II, Scene II, LineContinue reading “Alchemical Magic w a Spell for Liberation from Worry, Self-Doubt, and Fear.”

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”

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”

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”

On Religion as a Bridge to The Soul

“If the person doesn’t listen to the demands of his own spiritual and heart life, and insists on a certain program, you’re going to have a schizophrenic crack-up. The person has put himself off-center; he has aligned himself with a programmatic life, and it’s not the one the body’s interested in at all. And theContinue reading “On Religion as a Bridge to The Soul”

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: On Suffering, Fear, And The Shadow

“We are afraid of our shadows. We are afraid of the darkness inside of us so, and so we project it outside and we have to go and fight these monsters that we project it onto outside. We are afraid of the dark; we are like children, and again, part of the mystical journey isContinue reading “Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee: On Suffering, Fear, And The Shadow”

It’s Time to Climb Down off the Black Rock and Get Comfortable

I’ve been meditating on the same rocky outcrop each morning for the past month. Just north of this outcrop sits a tall lava-rock that lies out on a point, and – low tide permitting – I’ve been climbing up on top of it in the evenings and sitting there for sunset meditations. These two spotsContinue reading “It’s Time to Climb Down off the Black Rock and Get Comfortable”