The Jupiter Symphony

Featured Columnist – Meditations Martin LeFevreOn clear nights (in northern California there are few clouds for two-thirds of the year) I go into the backyard before...

Nihilism Made ComfortableNihilismo Hecho a la Medida

The collapse of Western values and traditions has led, as philosopher A.C. Grayling puts it, to the nihilistic view that “life has no point,...

Buddhism Doesn’t Transplant Well

She walked up as I was finishing my sitting at streamside. Announcing she was a Buddhist lama, ordained by a well-known rinpoche under the...

A Meditation on Time and Death

Recently I heard a scientist say, “Time is the most stubborn psychological filter we have.” That’s true.There are two main filtering mechanisms that have...

The Blackest of the Black Sheep

It’s a paradox, but the more things break down, the more people cling to old forms, and the greater the pressure to conform to...

The Observer Is a Trick of the Mind

A well-known principle at the quantum level in physics is that an object being observed is affected by the very act of observing it....

The Juncture of Science and Spirituality

“We believe that Genesis chapters one and two are factual accounts of creation and we, therefore, reject the false teaching of evolution which has...

Myth and Insight

The animal spotted me jogging up the path in the park. It stopped and turned about 75 meters ahead, and then again at 50...

The 2012 Phenomenon

We have all heard of the impending Galactic event that will take place December 21 of this year. That’s the date where we will...
Hand of God and Adam in Sistine Chapel

Beyond Misanthropy

One of the saddest and most misguided trends of late is the stated preference of a growing number of people for animals over humans.I’ve...
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