My favorite TV programs are Doctor Who, MI-5, Star Trek and Joan of Arcadia. Favorite movies, Lawrence of Arabia, King of Hearts. Favorite people, Jesus, Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, Socrates, Simone Weil, Bernadette Roberts, Epictetus. Favorite book, The Outsider by Colin Wilson.
I am a Taoist, Zen, Dzogchen, Kabbalist, Sufi, Eastern Orthodox, Celtic Christian mystic.
I inadvertently erased my former profile info. I am not a non-dualist. This means we are in no sense God. There is God, and everything else. So what is the spiritual journey? I think we are created as a seed of potential. A seed can either germinate, or not. And a seed must have nourishment. So our movement is toward a maturity which can come to understand self and its relation to the structure of the universe, becoming united to God in the process. This union with God is necessary, as God becomes our source of life. This union is not mere mental assent, or belief, it's existential transformation. If you read the words and record of Jesus, you understand that this transformation is not limited to the narrow interpretation shown by today's church.
We live in a sea of all sorts of information. Our capacity to experience the world does not stop at our five senses. Likewise, the world does not stop at the boundaries of the material, there are dimensions of deeper reality of which our being participates. Time is real, but our movement is from time to eternity. Access to eternity is always in the present moment, now.
My Favorite Quote or Motto:Anyone with sense and understanding should pray all his days to be able to say one true word to God the way he should, even just once in his life. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov