The Zombie Culture

Zombie A Zombie defines themselves by their perceptions of what others want and are doing. Mimetic Desire The mimetic theory of desire explains human behavior and culture, which originated with the French historian and polymath René Girard. “Man is the creature who does not know what to desire, and he turns to others to make […]

A Love Like That

Even  After  All this time  The Sun never says to the Earth,  “You owe me.”   Look  What happens  With a love like that,  It lights the whole sky.   —Hafiz, paraphrased by Daniel Ladinsky    The Kabbalists say God is the will to bestow, and the human being is the will to receive. We are the Kli or vessels whose purpose is […]

Creation Stories

Creation Stories The fall of Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden is a beautiful metaphor for the transition from the eternal to the mundane. The tree of life represents the eternal, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil represents the mundane, the illusion of time, and the world of duality.The […]

12 Steps to Awakening

The origins of the twelve steps of recovery revolved around the serendipitous life of Bill Wilson, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Bill’s life brought together the teaching and experience of a Christian group that was committed to living a life of honesty, purity, unselfishness, and love (The Oxford Group) with the spiritual […]


We become the God we worship.” Richard Rohr “What you live with, you learn. What you learn, you practice. What you practice, you become.” Ritu Ghatourey “Whatever you love most is your God.” Terry Kellog “The god you worship is the one you’re capable of becoming.” Joseph Campbell   Addiction is a process of developing […]

Managing Disease

If you live in the United States, your health system profits when you are ill. The sicker you are, the more times you need to go to the doctor or hospital or get medication at the pharmacy, and the more money the medical industry makes. Is this a big healthcare industry plot, and are medical […]

Second Half of Life

One cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning; for what was great in the morning will be of little importance in the evening, and what in the morning was true will at evening become a lie. —C. G. Jung The first half of life is for developing a strong sense […]