Can a labyrinth really be a tool for enlightenment? Are sacred places important?
Esoteric truth, music, and ritual have been my heart’s consuming interest since I have memory of thought. To write is to gaze upon the glittering soul of Magic, to retrieve its lost wisdom; to discover its intricate pathways, its colors, its shining lines and patterns; to step inside of it and wield it in service to Itself and to all life.
What happens in silence? Many argue that silence can invite reflection, contemplation, and discipline. In other words, silence — along with inquiry — engages learning. It makes you wise. The significance of […]
Is beauty important? Why does it even exist in the first place? Everyone has a definition of beauty, and they are all different: A beautiful body, a beautiful painting, a beautiful sunset. […]
Big doubt, big enlightenment; small doubt, small enlightenment; no doubt, no enlightenment. That’s what the saying is in the Buddhist Lonji tradition of Chan. The spiritual life has always been a quest […]
In the outskirts of every society, you will find the mystics. Some are holy men in monasteries; some are Buddhists seeking enlightenment; some are public figures; some are Christians serving Jesus; some […]
The Himalayan paintings of Nicholas Roerich (1874 – 1947), Russian painter and philosopher, mesmerized me when I first laid eyes on the collection. I stared at them for hours. I feel a bit […]
As a classically trained musician, I often frame the way I think about the mysteries of the universe in terms of music. I love the quote of Einstein where he says, “I […]