Categories

Generally speaking, the categories on the blog are organized as follows (and may be accessed by the widget at the footer of any page on this site):

Book Reviews

Once in a while, when I finish a book, I write about my experience of it.  These tend to be at least as much about the ideas rattling around in my heart and mind at the time I read the book, as about the book itself.  I try to avoid making recommendations or providing critical commentary.  If you’re still confused, I think you should just try reading one.

Christ

Christ can be a divisive word, and cause for division is the last thing I want to offer here, so let me attempt to explain what Christ means on this site.  Christ comes up from time to time because of my writing about A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love from time to time, but the fact of the matter is that I am interested in and have participated deeply in ideas from many cultures and walks.  So, Christ for me is not an exclusive term.

A Course of Love says that, “the Christ in you is your shared identity.”  Christ is who we are when we have given up false concepts of ourselves and one another, and come to recognize the Truth in each.  If you like another word for this ineffable reality, by all means.  Please do not let this detract from your experience of reading and sharing here.

In this universal sense, there is no exclusivity in Christ– no specific form that we can attach to Christ.  Christ is everywhere that love is extended without judgment or predilection.  It would be folly to presume that the holy content within us can in any way be reduced to a specific image, label, individual, or concept.  As is stated in the Clarification of Terms of A Course in Miracles, “…Christ takes many forms with different names until their oneness can be recognized.”

Course Ideas

These are posts that are written directly about or at least marginally entertain ideas given in A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love.

Creative

When I began, I thought some posts would be pretty straightforward, and others would be more creative– meaning they would be more symbolic, fictional, poetic, etc.  This category will often take you to some of my earlier posts, because once I realized I was writing more poetry, I started categorizing poems as poems.

I know.

If this blog had actually been developed with a plan in mind, the content would probably be better organized.  More stale and rigidly constructed.  But well-organized.

Fiction

I even wrote some posts that were fictional, in prose form.

Poetry

You’ll see what I mean by this one pretty easily.

Reflections

Reflections are a new category, as of early 2016, that apply to short pieces of writing that are meditative, poetic and/or perhaps even abstract, but like my poems are efforts to explore inner content and feeling.

Science

I love science, but it hasn’t worked its way into the conversation all that much here.  You may find one or two posts in this category.  The reason is that while science and the workings of the natural world fascinate me, and needed to be at least partially understood so that I could construct a working view of the world, as I’ve plunged into the territory of the heart other themes have tended to emerge.

If you want to know what encounters I’ve had with the subject, but which I’m not actually getting around to talking about with regards to this category, I’m interested in biology and the work of Elisabet Sahtouris and Mae-Wan Ho (read The Rainbow and the Worm, the Physics of Organisms) among others; thermodynamics and reversibility and the work Ilya Prigogine in particular; Walter Russell; Buckminster Fuller; the hypotheses of architecture and the enlivening of space developed by Christopher Alexander; the ideas (but not the math on a detailed level) contained in relativity and quantum physics (have read works on these subjects written for lay persons by Lee Smolin, Mendel Sachs, Richard Feynman, David Bohm, Murray Gell-Mann, John Rigden, Louisa Gilder, Edmund Blair Bolles, Julian Barbour, and Milo Wolff among others), whole systems thinking, etc.

I’m interested, but not an expert.

3 Comments

  1. I think we all start our blogs with one intent but as we go along it morphs into something else. So I think it was better for you to go into this without a plan and as for us roaming our way around and finding your posts…we’ll be fine!! No worries…now where can I find… just kidding!! Looking forward to discovering you and your posts! 🙂

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    • Thank you,Deb! I thought it may be helpful to outline what the various categories are but in the end it does boil down to going where the Muse takes us! Hope you enjoy…

      Michael

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