“The Great Stage”

“Invisibly, the sun had now set. The sun makes the utter difference between an apparently living and a seemingly dead nature. As he plays on the water, a thousand transcendental thoughts pass through my mind. Each mirror glint on the sea reflects the Consciousness that put it there. As he reflects on the ephemerals of […]

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“Mystical Experience 1”

“He felt that he had been dissolved as a discrete entity but had, in an incomparably advantageous exchange, been reconstituted as the vital center of everything. Ego had nothing to do with this conception; on the contrary, the change allowed Skylar to see, in a profound way, that not only were all people and things […]

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“First Inklings of Eternity”

“Eternity, like the peek-a-boo morning sun, clasping the horizon’s brim, had been close to bursting forth in all its auroral, igniform, blind dazzle. It had lurked just beneath the edge of his world, like an actor straining to hold himself back so as not to make a premature entrance, ready to set the surrounding space […]

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“Santa Cruz Coastline”

“Oceans move like immense lovers, with gentle, quiet, smooth undulations, which one cannot see coming; they rise from somewhere deep; they swell; they pick up mass and force; they move irreversibly, relentlessly onward, then they crest, break, and explode; they spume skywards and they are gone. This morning the waves moved in ridges of light […]

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“What is Art?”

“Great art derives from the Absolute, from Eternity, from God: from consciousness established even temporarily in the Infinite, the artist understands life without bounds, space without end, time without beginning or end, peace that passeth understanding, happiness such as mere earth-life can never provide, beauty and harmony that can only be called “perfect.” The artist […]

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“Diamond Moments”

“…those rare moments, exalted and divine, when people find themselves relieved of bodily burdens, of care, of doubt, of opposition, and afloat in sacred peace. Such moments may come while one stands mesmerized by the ocean waves meeting the beach in late brilliance under the afternoon sun: as the monolithic boulders, first outlined in laser-beamed […]

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“A Magical Moonight Dance II”

“She, of course, was destined for a night like this one. Lithe and gracile, she skimmed over rather than trod upon the ground. Not a trained dancer, she nevertheless possessed such comfort with her body and felt so integrated with nature that she stepped, jumped, and spun as if extensively rehearsed. Ilona bent forward at […]

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