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Pseudo Mysticism

Truth be told, there is no mysticism in politics. Todays in vogue catch phrases have ushered in a new elitism, a political class that values “identity” above all else; within this so-called identity only some lives matter, even within their own closed circles certain types matter while others are relegated to the back of the bus. This tendency is also viciously anti-intellectual. It only induces quick satisfaction that immolates intelligence. The outcome is sacrificing one’s spirit and soul over into the hands of blind force, one that promotes emotion over and above rational thought patterns. Indeed, its response to any intellectual argument is a program of systemic violence that advocates the destruction of books, the suppression of education (at all levels) and the take-down of learned intelligentsia. Yea, anything beyond its limited and twisted purview is regarded with suspicion. read more

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To Boldly Go Where No Priest Has Gone Before: Bardo 1, Part 1

Bardo One (Birth, Life & Death): Part 1

Opening Homage:

It is customary to begin such a work with a salutation in high honor with what is commonly known as the Trikaya, or the three bodies of the Buddha. Traditionally they are referred to as the Dharmakaya (Absolute body), the Sambhogakaya (Visionary body), and the Nirmanakaya (transformation [oftentimes carnal] body). However from the unique position of the Lankavatarian perspective, these have been finely tuned with added nuances: read more

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