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Response To That Final Question:

Ignorance is the Bane of Man.
At a distance removed,
Dimly remembered, and
Still not seen distinct,
But yet somehow felt;
What we do sense
Is not reality; is not the Real Thing.
This World is hologram.
Then; for lucid sleep;
For it's just a dream
Within another dream
And we are not awake.

Seven Stars' Song of Revelation

Ignorance is a jail where no escape
Is possible but through knowledge.
Don't fear nor spurn. Dare to learn:

Assent to and accept this world as it is
Before attempting ascent to any world
Aspired to or wished for. Life's glorious!

That That Is can be known but by few.
Not space, not time, not gravity exists;
But as Extension from Field of Thought.

Be subject to neither church nor crown.

Dread naught. Disdain none: Not One!
Absent That That Is, there's Nothing.

That That Is, IS. That That's Not, IS, too.
That That's Not makes That That Is: IS.
That That Is makes That That's Not BE.

By rowing to That That Is, I become "I."
Wind + Water = Wave. As THOUGHT is
The Heart and The Nave of The Wheel.

Worlds are created from Thought alone.
That which we will do is because of that
What we are. We'll become who we are.

Charity, courtesy, civility, compassion,
Are cardinal spokes making civilization;
Chivalry forms center, hub's circle core.

IS is! Be not the slave of some other's I.
This, Creed of our Seven Stars Society;
This, The Teaching of the Seven Stars:

No man can be happy if he should choose
To be exile from his own nature and soul.

Precognitive Prescient Prophetic Poetry by WILLIAM O'CONNOR

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Religiousity and Spirituality

All adherents of any religious tradition are religious by definition. But there is a subtle difference between being religious and being spiritual. Spiritual people are interesting, while the religious people are often dull and insipid. Why? The problem is in orthodoxy of belief and in practice. Religions are constructs designed to preserve particular cultural values and ensure coherence within societies. Since societies are different, their values are different. When the society is in the process of changing, of adapting, of evolving; different sets of values are emphasized and the adherents of religions, simply blecause they must adhere, adopt the new criteria of values. It's different with spiritual people. Spirituality is multi-dimensional. One lives in this world and one partakes of it, but always one belongs to a higher world, a greater dimension; and many, maybe most, of the contemporary values of society shall seem both meaningless and foolish. They are unimportant, frivolous even. One's eyes and all of one's senses are focused on something else; something else that is outside and is higher and greater than is one's own mortality, and that of any society. If all the world were to pass away (as it most cerainly shall), what then remains?

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