Friday, March 27, 2015

Some Meditational Seedlings From Recent Readings

"I find myself daily less consumed by the reality of the world as it is and more and more convinced by my dream of the world as I believe it to be." Ourio, Boris. The Wheel of Purgation and the Sins of the Fathers. Chicago: Connectivity Press, 1967. Print.

"True art can always and only do this one, single thing: make perceptible to the eye, the ear, and the mind the position and the progress in time of all that is common to the human soul, tracing the arc of a divine evolution, affirming revelation." Ourio, Boris. The Wheel of Purgation and the Sins of the Fathers. Chicago: Connectivity Press, 1967. Print.

"The poor and ignorant are the raw material for the creation of a new reality, one that ruthlessly eliminates them both. Capitalism in the service of aggressive materialism is the compulsive force in the evolution of that reality." Wroth, Ruth. On the Third Day: A Generational Discourse. Kent: Inversity Littlepress, 2009. Print.

"It may be true that the world ever belongs to youth; age, though, is ever its financier: in the realm of Spirit as in that of economics, progress is always the result of sound investment." Brakwynd, Reverend R. Hamilton. Pep Talk: A Collection of Sympathies. Minneapolis: Agape House, 2009. Print.

"In what ways is it acceptable to direct the progress of evolution? Is such manipulation even possible, or is the very thought itself so tightly tautological --- for by definition evolution is the direction of man, both as object and as actor --- that it winds itself into a whirl and dizzies? This is the root dilemma of our history: we find ourselves moved to reconsider the wisdom of remaking man's consciousness, questioning our moral fitness for the task even as we undertake  it with ever accelerating rapidity." Paschem, Donna N.  "Resuscitant Disconsolations." Stasis and Statute Dec. 2008: 64-73. Print.

"I am a passivist and as such stand in quiet opposition to all the rabid activists of the world. Passivism is the necessary counterweight to all the sound and fury that surrounds us. I sit without stirring, at once caring and uncaring, my mind's eye fixed on what I know to be a distant glimmer of the divine, as I watch the world play out in much the same way as my cat watches, mesmerized, the video aquarium I display for him on my computer screen." Kingsley, Fischer. The Insolence of Science and the Futility of Art. Toronto: Periwinkle Co-operative, 2012. Print and Kindle.