essays

What does it mean to awaken?

In June of 2019, I had an awakening experience that served as the capstone of my life until that time. I have written about this experience here. In response to this, I began publicizing my life more than I had previously. I suddenly felt the wellspring of confidence that it is to be bounded by… Continue reading What does it mean to awaken?

poetry

Love’s task

You will know you are in love When you wake up, See your love by your side, And mentally throw away All the tasks you'd set for the morning, Knowing that the most important thing is just to be there, Nay, the only thing.   You will know this when all practicality ceases. All longing,… Continue reading Love’s task

Interview/Talk

What does it mean to believe in ghosts? (spiritual talk)

What does it mean to believe in ghosts? Alternately, what does it mean not to? In what sense is belief in ghosts political? How can belief in ghosts affect our relationships? What is the difference between personal and collective ghosts, and what are some examples of the latter? Most importantly, how do we meet and… Continue reading What does it mean to believe in ghosts? (spiritual talk)

essays, Personal writing, Uncategorized

The authentic self and the illusion of the academy

While living in Colorado Springs between 2015 and -16, I wrote a novel on power, alienation, and education. I never gave it a title, but the work describes a high-powered Academy where children are taken away from their families, then trained in a series of exercises that culminate in the ability to “Produce,” meaning manifest… Continue reading The authentic self and the illusion of the academy