Am I finite? Questions of Death and Eternity

“Being prepared to receive what thought is not prepared to think is what deserves the name of thinking.” – Jean-Francois Lyotard The last month, after returning home from my Ayahuasca experience Peru, I have spent a considerable amount of effort in reorienting and re-adjusting to the smack-down of stimulation and race-to-the-top-of-the-pile that IS Western culture.… Read More Am I finite? Questions of Death and Eternity

My 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony-“White-knuckle cosmic sleigh ride”/Hitting the Wall

I step up to the altar where Don Carlos hands me the cup.   The aroma finds my nostrils and I feel my throat muscles contract in protest.   I give pause for five seconds, trying to convey reverence to the four maestros sitting behind the altar. The altar is adorned with jaguar skulls, 20… Read More My 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony-“White-knuckle cosmic sleigh ride”/Hitting the Wall

The eloquence and absurdity of Gravestone epitaphs

Today I went to the nature preserve 10 minutes away from where I live to sit and journal for a few hours. Contained in the preserve is a castle overlooking the Long Island Sound (bay).  There was a couple dressed in formal attire posing for photos with a professional photographer roughly 100 yards away from the bench… Read More The eloquence and absurdity of Gravestone epitaphs