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From Spiralling Ecstatically This

proud nowhere of earth’s most prodigious night blossoms a newborn babe:around him,eyes – gifted with every keener appetite than mere unmiracle can quite appease – humbly in their imagined bodies kneel (over time space doom dream…

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The Sayings of Old Man Tcheng

French paraphrase of the original Buddhist text by J. Garillot (1974), translated by Else van den Muyzenberg. The sayings of old man Tcheng convey a Sense which is dependent neither on time nor place, nor on…

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I Witnessed My Maker

I witnessed my Maker with my heart’s eye. I asked, ‘Who are You?’ He answered, ‘You!’ For You one cannot ask, Where? Because where is Where for You? You do not pass through the imagination Or…

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You Reading This, Be Ready

by William Stafford Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring…

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The Qualitative Science of the Heart

There’s something beautiful about being together with a group of people whose main interest is understanding the spiritual nature of reality in an objective, non-dogmatic, and heart-full way. We have been exploring the possibilities of human…

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The Soul of Nature

How can we ever know the difference we make to the soul of the earth? Where the infinite stillness of the earth meets the passion of the human eye, invisible depths strain towards the mirror of…

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The Thing Is

Written after Ellen Bass’s poem of the same name. To trust life, that is the thing. To trust it even when there are gaping holes in the walls of your certainty. To trust it even when…

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Singularity

by Marie Howe (after Stephen Hawking) Do you sometimes want to wake up to the singularity we once were? so compact nobody needed a bed, or food or money — nobody hiding in the school bathroom…

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