Essays & Poems
Click on any of the links below to access current poems and essays as well as writings from my previous site.
Descriptions of the 2001 Essays
The Heart Space of Self-Knowing Awareness is a summary description of what is ultimate indescribable, the inherent nature of all phenomena, based on personal experience and understanding, utilizing the metaphorical terms in the essay title. The descriptions are categorized in terms of nature, experience, process, practice and fruit.
Early Experiences of the Witness is a description of two recently retrieved early life memories that seemed to be direct experiences of Witness Consciousness, and a short explanation on the use of "shock" among various tradtions to promote the mind into a profound state of Awareness.
Intrinsic Awareness and Phenomena: The 'Cognitive Difference describes the means and differences by which phenomena and intrinsic Awareness are known, and a description on the occurance of "recognition".
On Boredom is a detailed look at the phenomenon called 'boredom', how it manifests, and the assumptions and ideas that are behind the experience.
Desire and Desirelessness - for those of us in the Judeo-Christian arena, we've been programmed to believe that most desires are bad, and this essay attempts to decontruct the issue of desire, as well as provide an explanation of the 'state' of desirelessness.
The Entertainment of Discursive Thinking details the issues around discursive thoughts - the attitudes surrounding it, when it occurs and subsides, and how it is dealt with in the spiritual process.
Common Errors Made by Westerners On the Spiritual Path looks at a variety of errors (all of which I've made!) from the point of view of beginner, intermediate and advanced stages of practice and spiritual maturity.
Experience, Realization, Liberation is a detailed look at the differences between these three phenomena, and in doing so, comes to a detailed description of each, as well as a depiction of the "Spectrum of Realization".
Stages of Meditation Capacity describes 14 distinct stages of meditations that one may enter into within a single meditation sitting or one may develop over time through experience and maturity.
Spiritual Transformation in the 1990s is an attempt to describe some extraordinary patterns of spiritual emergence that seemed to have occurred in the mid 1990s from a spiritual, philosophical and astrological perspective.