“The Wind, Silence, and Love”

I came across this little gem of an essay and I wanted share it.  It is attributed to Fiona MacLeod.  “Fiona MacLeod” is a pseudonym of William Sharp (1855-1905).  Sharp was a member of the Order of the Golden Dawn and an associate of Swinburne and of W. B. Yeats.  Fiona, as it turns out, [Read More...]

Movies that are religious experiences, Part 2 (Solaris)

A little while ago, I posted about my favorite movie, The Fountain.  It is one of three of my all time favorite movies.  The second one is Solaris.  I first saw Solaris at the international film theater as an undergraduate.  It was the 1972 Russian version by Andrei Tarkovsky. I went right out at read [Read More...]

Finding the Goddess in Silence

Originally posted on July 25, 2011 by John Halstead “We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles.  Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal ONE.” — Emerson Yesterday I went to a Quaker (Friends) [Read More...]


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