“The Hidden Tree”

The tree was partially hidden there, between two plain, square buildings, its branches reaching out toward the street as though making a whispered plea for beauty, a caressing moan of soft-bloomed tenderness in a world of hard concrete. The blooms resembled clusters of snow recently fallen on the limbs, or feathery feelers from some velvet […]

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“Mystical Experience”

“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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“Angelsea”

“‘Angelsea’ captured the essence of woman, as the cosmic love force, moving with an angel’s grace, with the universe as her home, as a divine mermaid, her life-breath the heat of love itself, the paramour of magic, the speller of the gods themselves, clad in rainbows and teardrops. Cat Stevens sang it with the earthy […]

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“Sacred Presence”

“The ambience around an enlightened being is such that anyone in it has their attention ineluctably broadened to the most expansive and generous outlook. It is as though the holy person merely points up to the sky and everyone around him stops concentrating on the thorns and pebbles over which they are trudging and gazes […]

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“Moon Night”

“It was an almost fully moonlit sky, only a mouse nibble was missing from circular perfection. Phalanxes of bruised cloudlets, arrow-headed and multitudinous, sailed in silence across the soft shining disk. At times the moon would win out, as if Cosmic Intelligence or conscious clarity had prevailed in the heavens or in the soul of […]

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“What Love Is”

“But she could not continue to exist under the false, hard light of mental man. On the polarities of the cross of the material-thing, she would be sacrificed. She could not truly be perceived as something other than himself. Only in that state of awareness wherein an oceanic unity prevailed, making all its own, could […]

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