Separation seems to be a theme that shows up in every spiritual tradition, and the overcoming of it to union is the goal of the seeker.
Notes on “Contemplation” from a Lecture with Fr. Laurence Freeman
Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a lecture with Fr. Laurence Freeman, OSB, at the Carmelite Monastery of Baltimore in Towson, Maryland. It was sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of Baltimore, and the Benedictine Sisters of Emmanuel Monastery, as well as The World Community for Christian Meditation, of [...]
Does Language Construct Reality, or our Perception of Reality?
Language often constructs our perception of reality. As the philosopher William H. Gass once said, "The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words." Or so they try.
Annie Dillard's "First Vision" Account
Annie Dillard (b. 1945) is an American author of fiction and non-fiction. She won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction in 1975 for her work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. This nonfiction book was written in the first-person detailing Dillard's exploration around her home in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and her close observation of nature and life.
John 1 BHT, The One
An addition to the BHT, the first chapter of John which talks about the One from which all of reality has emerged, and of which all of reality is.