Why I Bother With Ritual: Poetry and Eikonic Atheism

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. – Novalis My wife hates poetry.  I think she feels intimidated by it, like it’s a secret someone is keeping from her.  I like poetry.  Now I am no T.S. Elliot fan, but I love Rilke and Mary Oliver.  The first poet I fell in love with was [Read More...]

People Who Inspire Me — Part One (Deceased)

Each of the individuals below is someone whose writings have has a profound influence on me, but who also are people who I admire because of their biography as well. 1.  John Trevor (1855-1930) The founder of the British Labour Church.  I’ve posted about Trevor before and will post about him again.  I half suspect [Read More...]

Descensus Averni Day 2: Palingenesis

Seek not, my soul, the life of the immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach. — Pindar Last night, before I did my ritual, I felt strongly compelled to watch Darren Aronofsky’s movie, “The Fountain”, again.  It’s my favorite movie and is almost a religious experience for me to [Read More...]


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