PRISON DIALOGUES -- James Curtis: AGAINST ALL CRIMINALS

THESE BLOGS ARE DEVOTED TO ongoing political and spiritual dialogues we are having with prisoners, prison staff and non-prisoners, as well as relevant articles, news, and exposes.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am against all criminals who continue to follow the criminal code: both the amateur ones I have lived with for the past ten years, and any publicly paid criminals who follow the criminal code in their running of prisons and governments.~~ http://walterkarp.tripod.com/jamescurtis/

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Demonic Possesion Prevention Tips for Liberals

From TRANSMISSION A Meditation For The New Age By Benjamin Creme http://www.TransmissionMeditation.org

....There is this major difference between true mental (spiritual or soul) telepathy and the more common psychic senstitivity: the latter receives its information (its channelling)from some level of the astral planes. The information or teaching received is, therefore, subject to the illusory nature of those planes (the planes of illusion) and is always, more or less, a distortion of reality. True mental telepathy on the other hand is the direct communication between two fully conscious, focused minds, using the plane of "mind" as the medium through which to make contact. It is really the demonstration of a soul faculty. It is deliberate, instantaneous, and infallible.

The Masters work only from the soul level and use this form of contact between Themselves and those disciples whose mental polarization is sufficiently developed to allow it. There are various degrees of contact and types of relationship between Masters and disciples; this can run all the way from infrequent (and, on the part of the disciple, unconscious) impression, to a moment-to-moment spiritual overshadowing which stops just short of obsession. In this way the disciple's free will is not infringed. Obsession is the method used by the Lords of Materiality (as in the case of Hitler, for example). The Disciple Jesus was deeply overshadowed - but not obsessed - by Maitreya the Christ.

QUESTION: Could you contrast your view of overshadowing with the Biblical view of demonic possession?

They are opposite sides of a coin. There are Masters of the Black Lodge and Masters of the Light. The Masters of whom I am speaking, like the Master Jesus and the Master Morya, for example, Masters of the Hierarchy, are the workers in Light. They work on the consciousness levels with the soul and with their disciples through various processes relating to the science of impression, the impression of ideas and energy. This ranges all the way from the subtlest kind of mental or astral impression to overshadowing. Overshadowing can be partial and temporary, or more or less total and long term. It can go all the way from the overshadowing of the mental or astral body through the soul to the complete take-over of the physical body. It is a process whereby a more advanced being can manifest some (or all) of his consciousness through a being of lesser degree.

A clear example is the overshadowing of the disciple Jesus by the Christ. The Christ remained in the Himalayas while His conciousness took over and worked through the body of Jesus. This is the classical method for the manifestation of Avatars or Teachers. In no sense was this demonic possession. When the Christ took over the body of Jesus at the Baptism, He did so with the full knowledge, co-operation and assent of the Master Jesus Himself (who was then the disciple Jesus). When the Buddha took over the body of the Prince Gautama, He did so, likewise, with the full consent, approval and co-operation of the Prince. Their free will was never infringed.

With the Black Lodge, on the other hand, this is not the case, and the method of total obsession is often used. On the lower astral planes of this planet, entities exist who do take over the bodies of those who leave themselves open and who have a similarity of vibration. That is demonic possession. It is totally unconscious; there is no conscious design from the point of view of one possesed, and it is, of course, a total infringement of the free will of the individual. It is highly dangerous; to avoid it, keep your vibrational rate at a level above that at which possession can take place.

Spiritual overshadowing takes place either at the Monadic or the soul level. Maitreya the Christ, is overshadowed at the Monadic level by a Cosmic Avatar called the spirit of Peace or Equilibrium (in much the same way as He overshadowed Jesus). This spiritual overshadowing, which is an extension of the principle of telepathy, is of quite another order than the usual, spiritualistic overshadowing of a medium by some discarnate entity on the astral planes.

Question: Do the so-called "forces of darkness" ever impersonate or disguise themselves as the forces of good in order to deceive the well-intentioned, to subvert their intentions? If so, how can we avoid being thus deceived?

Yes. This is a common ploy by the forces of materiality. They often imitate the methods used by the Hierarchy of Light to snare the unwary. The best defense against deception is to examine carefully one's motives and to keep them pure and altruistic. The forces of darkness cannot work or influence where the light and love of the soul dominates the actions. Objectivity and selflessness are the keynotes of soul-inspired actions and ideas. When this is the case, one is automatically protected.
Question: Is my very fear of this a result of "dark force" activities?

No, it is a common fear. The best thing, to my mind, is to forget entirely the "dark forces" - proceed as if they did not exist - and thus give them no energy....

Monday, April 11, 2005

When Politics Was Politics, Liberals Were Liberals, And Journalists Went to Prison

Excerpted from the biography KEATS by Andrew Motion (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997)

When Politics Was Politics

....The more harshly Parliament acted, the more fervent its opponents became, and the more eager to associate with other kinds of dissenters. Nonconformist religions, for instance, grew enormously in size and number through the last decade of the the century, and became closely allied to those arguing for political change. (Not only the larger bodies such as Baptists, Unitarians, Methodists and Congregationalists - whose numbers had swollen from 15,000 in 1750 to 35,000 by 1800 - but also smaller groups such as the Sandemanians, Muggletonians and Swedenborgians.) Although these organisations had in some senses a restraining influence - Methodists, in particular, were strongly anti-intellectual - their scriptural message was directed clearly at the deprived, the poor, and the overlooked. They consistently challenged the establishment, appealing to "the pure in heart" for sympathy, and diversifying political rage.

The result was more than simply a general atmosphere of fragmentation and anger. It was a world frought with actual violence. In the factories and the fields, where the conditions of everyday life were routinely shaped by appalling levels of suffering, the danger of rioting was a constant threat. There was a "distinctly Sturm und Drang quality" about political life too. "Think of the Earl of Chatham," one recent historian has urged, "collapsing in the House of Lords as he made his last manic and incoherent speech against war with America in 1778, or of Edmund Burke flinging a dagger into the floor of the House of Commons in December 1792 as a symbol of his departure from the Foxite Whigs, and of Charles James Fox bursting into tears as a result." Think too of the Prime Minister Perceval, assassinated in the House of Commons in 1811, or of the startling statistic that nineteen Members of Parliament committed suicide between 1790 and 1820, and that a further twenty lapsed into insanity, as did their king....

And Liberals Were Liberals

....[The Examiner] Magazine was taken to court by the government - once for discussing the sale of army promotions by the Duke of York's mistress, once for an especially passionate attack on the cabinet, and once for campaigning against military punishments. On each occasion the Crown intended to silence Hunt; every time he emerged with his reputation (and sales) enhanced, and his determination reinforced. In March 1812, goaded by an outpouring of praise for the Regent from the Tory Morning Post on St Patrick's day, he launched an even more dangerous assault. He wrote:

"What person, unacquainted with the true state of the case, would imagine, in reading these astounding eulogies, that this GLORY OF THE PEOPLE was the subject of millions of shrugs and reproaches! That this PROTECTOR OF THE ARTS had named a wretched Foreigner his Historical Painter in disparagement or in ignorance of the merits of his own countrymen! That this MAECENAS OF THE AGE patronised not a single deserving writer! That the BREATHER OF ELOQUENCE could not say a few decent extempore words - if we are to judge at least from what he said to his regiment on its embarkation for Portugal! That this CONQUEROR OF HEARTS was the disappointer of hopes! That this EXCITER OF DESIRE... this ADONIS ON LOVELINESS was a corpulent gentleman of fifty! In short, that this DELIGHTFUL, BLISSFUL, WISE, PLEASURABLE, HONOURABLE, VIRTUOUS, TRUE and IMMORTAL P R I N C E, was a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without one single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity."

Although the Hunt brothers had previously published several similar articles, they must have suspected that this would bring their charmed editorial life to an end. It is possible that they even courted disaster, knowing that it would add to their radical prestige.

And Journalists Went to Prison

When the government duly charged them with the "intention to traduce and vilify" the Regent, and bring him into "hatred, contempt and disgrace," they went to meet their fate with a sense of outrage rather than surprise. Their trial was delayed until september 1812, so that the jury could be packed with civil servants who were likely to convict them, and on 3 February 1813 Leigh and John were sentenced to two years each in separate prisons, fined 500 pounds, and bound to pay a further 500 security for their good behaviour in the five years following.

The punishment was harsh, but Leigh Hunt, at least, was determined to suffer in style. While his brother John was taken off to begin his sentence in Coldbath Fields, he hired a Hackney coach to Horsemonger Lane Gaol, put on his smartest clothes, flourished a copy of the neo-Latin poet Erycius Poteanus, and took his wife and two children with him. Once installed, he accepted the financial help of supporters (including the young Shelley, whom he had not yet met) and began turning his two prison rooms into an elegant apartment. He had them decorated with wallpaper covered in a pattern of trellised roses, hung Venetian blinds over the windows to conceal the bars, put a picture of his brother over the fireplace, installed a piano and busts of his favourite poets, painted blue sky and woolly clouds on his ceiling, and began cultivating a garden in the prison yard.

Hunt sold 10,000 copies of the "Examiner" on the day his sentence was passed, and his cell immediately became a shrine for all the leading radicals of the day: intellectuals like James Mill, Jeremy Bentham and Hunt's own lawyer Henry Brougham; painters like Haydon; writers such as William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, Tom Moore and Byron (who called Hunt "the wit in the dungeon" and referred to him in his journal as "an extraordinary character, and not exactly of the present age. He reminds me more of the Pym and Hampden times - much talent, great independence of spirit, and an austere, yet not repulsive aspect.") Since Hunt was allowed to continue editing his magazine, their suggestions were put to immediate use. This made the "Examiner," in what the government hoped would be its doldrums, the most popular liberal journal of the time....

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

BETTER LIFE BEHIND BARS

From the Los Angeles Daily News

Better life behind bars

Inmate working against chaos
By Greg BotonisStaff Writer

Sunday, March 20, 2005 - LANCASTER -- While most 19-year-olds are considering college or career choices, Kenneth Hartman found himself sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison.

Convicted of beating a homeless man to death in a Long Beach park, Hartman has spent the last 25 years in some of California's toughest maximum security prisons. He's seen a lifetime worth of violence and chaos. Unlike most inmates who accept life "on the inside," Hartman decided to make a change in how he thought and how he behaved. "I will probably spend the rest of my life here. That's my reality and I don't want to live in a world of chaos," Hartman, 44, said last week in his second-floor cell at California State Prison-Los Angeles County. "I don't want to live like that." For 15 years, Hartman has been writing about life in prison, about the drunken, drugged-up murder that landed him there and about the changes he saw as necessity for California's correctional system.

A recent essay, "A Prisoner's Purpose," won Hartman a $10,000 prize in a writing contest in the Power of Purpose Awards sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. The money will go to Hartman's wife, whom he married while in prison, and their 9-year-old daughter. The essay discussed Hartman's personal experiences in prison, what he has seen and felt since being locked away and how he was one of the originators of a prison program he says gives inmates a greater chance at staying out of trouble once they leave the prison system. The program, which is in its fourth year, is called the Honor Yard: 600 inmates who have promised to avoid drugs, gang activity and violence against each other or prison staff and who live in a section of the prison separated from the general inmate population.

The prison is the only California state prison that has an Honor Yard program, and Department of Corrections officials want to establish similar programs at other prisons because of its success, prison Lt.Ken Lewis said. Hartman was one of the inmates who promoted the idea. "The ideas were brought by the men's advisory council, a group of inmates that brings prison issues or program issues to staff's attention. Some of those guys helped work with prison staff to establish the Honor Yard program," Lewis said.

"It's to help inmates recognize their achievements. It helps them to recognize that they could change their social factors, so to speak. They can change within themselves. They are willing to stay away from drugs and gangs, they are willing to intermingle and work together as a group, and it's just overall; it's a better prison environment than that of a normal prison environment," Lewis said. Of Hartman, Lewis said: "He's a mild-mannered person. He is very smart. He's one of our clerks on the Honor Yard. He tries to be helpful. He's helpful to staff and supports a lot of programs on the Honor Yard."

Hartman's concept for the Honor Yard was to "treat civilized men as civilized men." "Guys who conduct themselves in a civilized way get treated like civilized people," Hartman said. "We've taken guys who have a chance to make it in the free world and removed most of the stress they would experience in other parts of the prison and given them a chance to concentrate on transformational change." Hartman's dream is living out his remaining days free of violence and able to spend his time writing.

"We've had a lot of support from the institution but none really from the Department of Corrections," Hartman said. "They haven't torpedoed the project but they aren't helping. I'd like to see this program take off at other institutions and grow here. We need outside support." Hartman said he became concerned about 10 years ago when the Department of Corrections began cracking down on inmate misbehavior by punishing them in ways like taking away radios and hot plates. "If you take these guys who spend all this time in prison and just beat them over the head, you're going to see them right back here after they're released," Hartman said. Prisoners who already have lost everything don't have a motivation to behave, he said. "They need to stop and think, hey I don't want to lose my visitation or I want to be able to go to that creative writing class I'm almost done with."

Hartman teaches a creative writing class to Honor Yard prisoners. Prisoners also can take vocational training and art classes. "There's no supervision and no censorship," Hartman said. "It's just us writing what we see and what we feel." Hartman's writings have been published in newspapers, national magazines and online writing Web sites. One work is a children's book, written for his daughter. He is organizing his writings for publication and is also collecting his students' essays and hopes to have them published in a book. To view Hartman's essay on the Honor Yard visit http://www.powerofpurpose.org/

Staff Writer Karen Maeshiro contributed to this story.

--- Greg Botonis, (661) 267-7802 http://us.f509.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=gregory.botonis@dailynews.com&YY=1589&order=down&sort=date&pos=0

[You can go directly to this essay at http://www.powerofpurpose.org/winners/essay_hartman.html
My friends and I both inside and out are doing all we can to publicize and promote this momentous movement whose time has come! We hope you will do whatever you can to help.]

Monday, February 21, 2005

Filling Gandhi's Sandals

To: Taxpayers for Prison Reform
Post Office Box 595
Shelton WA 98584-0595
http://walterkarp.tripod.com/taxpayersforprisonreform

Dear Taxpayers,

I was reading through the Dover book catalog and noticed this entry:

"NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE (SATYAGRAHA), by M.K. Gandhi. This volume focuses on Gandhi's vision of Satyagraha, whereby one appeals to reason and conscience and puts an end to evil by converting the evil-doer. Explanation of Satyagraha and proceeds with detailed discussions of self-training and courage; the use and effectiveness of non-payment of fines and taxes, social boycotts, fasting, sympathetic strikes, and other forms of non-cooperation; and many other topics are included."

The following is from the book I'm reading which I mentioned last time:

"Gandhi's Solution to Racial Case-Building

"Once you live in a situation of division, whether it is in your family, community or country, it takes objectivity, courage, and respect not to take sides in anger, bitterness or hate. In 1908, General Jon Smuts, the Defense Minister of South Africa, promised Gandhi that if the Indians in South Africa registered voluntarily (which meant compulsorily carrying identity cards), he would repeal the Asiatic Act, a law that discriminated against Asian people. Although Gandhi agreed, his followers did not trust that Smuts would keep his promise. Some of them vowed publicly to kill Gandhi if he registered. Gandhi replied that it was right to trust in human nature and proceeded to register. As he was about to enter the registration office, he was beaten up by some of the followers who had threatened him and almost died. Nevertheless, as soon as he regained consciousness, he registered. Smuts then went back on his word and refused to repeal the Asiatic Act.

"Not surprisingly, Gandhi was confronted by his followers with his apparent credulity. To their astonishment, he replied that he had been absolutely right to trust Smuts. By assuming the opponent's best intentions you give the opponent a chance to change his mind, he said. If he fails to do so, everyone can see who is in the wrong.

"In 1914 Gandhi planned an Indian mass march in South Africa. It so happened that at the same time the South African railways went on strike. As soon as Gandhi knew of this concurrence he canceled his march. Once again some of his followers could not understand why he did not take this opportunity to humiliate the Government. Gandhi replied that his tactics were not to hurt or humble his adversary, but to convince his opponent's brain and capture his heart. As Martin Luther King, Jr. was to do some decades later, he broke the self-fulfilling prophecy of hate creating hate, and sowed the seeds of consideration.

"Smuts was in fact moved by Gandhi's generosity and it was soon after this that he granted Gandhi many of the concessions that the Indians sought. While in prison beforehand, Gandhi had fashioned some leather sandals, which he later gave to Smuts. In 1939, on Gandhi's seventieth birthday, Smuts wrote to him: 'I have worn these sandals for many a summer since then, even though I may feel that I am not worthy, to stand in the shoes of so great a man.' Gandhi had won his heart."

As you have won my heart (a long time ago)!

http://walterkarp.tripod.com/jamescurtis/id32.html

Henry David Thoreau: "Action, from principle -- the perception and the performance of right -- changes things and relations... and does not consist wholly with anything which was. It not only divides states and churches, it divides families; ay, it divides the individual, separating the diabolical in him from the divine."

Saturday, February 19, 2005

SLEEP WELL TONIGHT:
Your Public Servants Are
"Working Together for Safe Communities"

Excerpts from two articles in the January 2005 issue of Prison Legal News (PLN)

PUBLICLY PAID CRIMINALS I

Texas "Gang Expert" Indicted for Sex Assaults

As director of the Department's Security Threat Group Unit, which monitors institutional gang activity, the swaggering Buentello was a nationally known expert on prison gangs and the tactics used to appear to combat them....

The....felony indictment alleges that Buentello sexually assaulted 3 women on four occasions -- in May and June 1999, and in January and May 2002. The indictments accuse Buentello of, among other things, forcing the women to engage in oral sex and sexual intercourse.....

....Although the women allegedly reported the sexual harassment to a supervisor and the prison's Equal Opportunity Office; TDCJ [Texas Department of Criminal Justice] took no action against Buentello. Now that he has been charged, many TDCJ employees worry that Weeks will not aggressively pursue the charges against Buentello, who has worked closely with his office in the past....

...."There is a code of silence, and women who come forward face retaliation for breaking that code," Day said. "They get the message that if you file a complaint, you will be punished."

Soon after the allegations surfaced Buentello was placed on administrative leave. A month later, on April 30, 2004, he retired. Many who commented on prison-related websites expressed anger that Buentello was allowed to retire rather than be fired.

Still, both sides believe that Buentello will eventually be tried on the charges. Buentello faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the sexual assault charges....

....Buentello is the highest-ranking TDCJ official to face criminal charges since prison director Andy Collins was indicted on federal bribery and money laundering charges in 1998. Collins was later convicted and is still awaiting sentencing years after being convicted [see PLN, November 2003, p. 12]

Sources: Houston Chronicle, Austin American Statesman

PUBLICLY PAID CRIMINALS II

Ex-Rikers Island Chief Indicted

Anthony Serra, formerly the second in command at the New York City Department of Corrections (DOC), has been indicted for felony grand larceny and 145 counts of misdemeanor violations of the Conflict of Interest Law. He faces up to 15 years in prison for the theft and a $5,000 fine for each misdemeanor count....

....Serra allegedly first "volunteered" his jail employees to work as poll-watchers for pataki, then falsely told the Friends of Pataki Committee that he paid them $100 each for the poll-watching, who then reimbursed him $200,000 for Primary Day (9-10-02) expenses. However, Serra allegedly kept $62,000 for himself that had been to reimburse the poll-watching payments....

....As previously reported in PLN, Serra also faces over 200 felony counts for allegedly forcing jail guards to work as construction workers and landscapers at his home in Mahopac, New York.

Sources: New York Post

PUBLICLY PAID CRIMINALS III (from Harper's Magazine)

[Sting]Riding Shotgun....

From transcripts of telephone conversations between Joseph Miedzianowski, a gang-crimes specialist with the Chicago Police Department, and William Jarding, a correctional officer with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Cook County firearms range. The conversations were recorded in November and December 1998, as a result of a court-authorized wiretap of Miedzianowski’s home telephone. In June 2002, Jarding was sentenced to sixteen months in prison for conspiracy to possess stolen ammunition. Miedzianowski is currently serving a life sentence for an unrelated drug-running conviction. Originally from Harper's Magazine, November 2003.

Joseph Miedzianowski: Hello.
William Jarding: Papa.
Miedzianowski: Hey, Billy.
Jarding: I’m still at work.
Miedzianowski: Whadda you doing?
Jarding: Working. So, you didn’t see that guy, did you?
Miedzianowski: I told you I’m gonna have it by tomorrow morning....
....Miedzianowski: Too bad they lock the vault.
Jarding: Oh, that’s the first thing they do when I’m here. Are you fucking kidding? And you know the first thing they ask me: what jacket are you wearing and do you have a bag?
Miedzianowski: And whadda you say?
Jarding: I say, "Absolutely. Here, look." And then when they go to lunch, [singing] Hi, ho!
Miedzianowski [singing]: Hi, ho! [Both laugh.]
Jarding [singing]: There the ammo go!...
* * *
Jarding: Hello.
Miedzianowski: How are you?
Jarding: What are you up to?...
....Miedzianowski: Okay. Are you workin’ the range this week?
Jarding: Yep.
Miedzianowski: Steal. Steal. Steal. [
Jarding laughs.]
Miedzianowski: Seriously, steal, steal. That’s all I can tell ya. Three words: steal, steal, steal.
Jarding: Location, location. No, no.
[Miedzianowski laughs.]
Jarding: Strike that.
Miedzianowski [laughing]: Steal, steal, steal. Okay? I'll see you, oh, in about an hour.
Jarding: Goodbye.
Miedzianowski: Take care, Billy....
* * *
...Jarding: So, what you kind of explained to me the other day is, don’t pay attention to Paulie [a Chicago police officer] about nothing?
Miedzianowski: Billy, this is the bottom line. His stories are stories. His stories are my stories. Anything I've done people are saying they’re doin'.
Jarding: Mmm hmm.
Miedzianowski: Man, Bill, I’ve thrown guys out third-floor windows, I fuckin' beat 'em with hammers, I've run over them with cars. None of these fuckers got the balls to do that anymore. It’s ridiculous.
Jarding: It’s ’cause they’d all get jammed.
Miedzianowski: And why don't I?
Jarding: Don't know, it's the magical touch.
Miedzianowski: 'Cause I’m papa.
Jarding: Mmm.
Miedzianowski: 'Cause I always remember one thing.
Jarding: Hmm?
Miedzianowski: What you put down on paper today will come to haunt you tomorrow. [laughs]
Jarding: That part is true.
Miedzianowski: So I always put down the right stuff....
Read entire transcript:http://harpers.org/RidingShotgun.html


See also: my website "Prison Essays" for MUCH MORE on publicly paid criminals, especially among the Washington Department of Correction's Internal Investigation "Gang Experts." http://walterkarp.tripod.com/

Sunday, February 13, 2005

from My Letter to TAXPAYERS FOR PRISON REFORM

TAXPAYERS FOR PRISON REFORM
PO Box 595
Shelton WA 98584-0595
epoch3@nocharge.com

Dear Taxpayers,

Thank you so much for the quote from DARK NIGHTS OF THE SOUL - A Guide to Finding you Way Through Life's Ordeals, by Thomas Moore!

I'm currently reading CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR WORLD - A Practical Guide to Turning Limiting Beliefs into Positive Realities, by Dr. Richard Gillett. From the introduction:

"Throughout history, great and wise people from every culture have held the basic understanding: what we believe we will somehow create...

"Ralph Waldo Emerson said that what we think is what we create, and he called this principle the 'law of laws.' James Allen said, 'The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs....'
[T]he basic philosophy that your life is created according to your belief has a pedigree of thousands of years through the recorded words of some of the greatest masters of wisdom.

"The Upanishads...say that everything that happens in our own world is a reflection of how we think:

'One's own thought is one's world.
'What a person thinks is what he becomes -
'That is the eternal mystery.'
--Maitri Upanishad

"In the Old testament one of the maxims of the wise says:

'As a man thinketh in his heart,
'So is he.'
--Proverbs 23:7

"In the Dhammapada (written about 500 BC), Buddha states:

'We are shaped by our thoughts;
'We become wht we think.
'When the mind is pure, joy follows,
'Like a shadow that never leaves.' "

At the beginning of Part 1, he quotes W.H. Auden:

"We would rather be ruined than change;
"We would rather die in our dread
"Than climb the cross of the moment
"And let our illusions die.

I truly believe that this book has been intentionally put into my hands; especially since (a) it's everything you've been trying to get me to see and understand, and (b) it's a meaningful coincidence too powerful to be anything less than Divine intention. Plus, it's the next logical step forward in my spiritual journey "towards my own life" (as Moore phrases it in DARK NIGHTS). It's truly amazing.

To top it off, the same day I received it I also received Viktor Frankl's book, MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING: An Introduction to Logotherapy. Mere coincidence, or synchronicity?

I've already read Frankl's book, but I'm going to read it again because I was so impressed with it the first time. From the back cover: "...Dr. Frankl gives a moving account of his life amid the horrors of the Nazi death camps, chronicling the harrowing experience that led to his discovery of his Theory of Logotherapy. A profound revelation born out of Dr. Frankl's years as a prisoner in Auschwitz and other concentration camps, logotherapy is a modern and positive approach to the mentally or spiritually disturbed personality. Stressing man's freedom to transcend suffering and find a meaning to his life regardless of his circumstances....

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

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