Category Archives: Spirituality & Reflection

This Must be the Final Line

When white people endure heroic journeys against impossible odds, Hollywood makes heartwarming action films about them. When people with darker skins do the exact same thing, we fire tear gas at their children. This must become our Kent State moment. … Continue reading

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Being the Bully

Joel Eisenberg asks: Ever bullied anyone? Ever regret it? Why’d you do it? Yes. Yes I did. And yes, I do. I was a dick in 8th and 9th grade, and badly (though only verbally) abused a few of my … Continue reading

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Billy Graham’s Reward

Billy Graham played the Good Christian for the cameras, especially when his copycat spawn plundered their followers during the televangelistic reign of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Don’t fall for that act, though – this man was a disgrace … Continue reading

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Province of Sorcerers: The Malignant Magick of Our New Millenium

It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. – Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious” President Trump and … Continue reading

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The Path With a Future

I have myself felt suicidal – felt trapped and hopeless and without a shred of a future. At that time, I was stuck in a decaying marriage, working two shitty dead-end jobs, trapped by poverty with my physically and emotionally … Continue reading

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Seeing the Flames

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Stigma, Disorders, and Shame

“…Like many people with depression, Stacy bought into long-held public attitudes toward the condition. Her self-stigma delayed her treatment, increased her isolation, warped her self-image and lowered her self-esteem—a closed-circuit loop that only deepens depression…” Although I do not, thankfully, … Continue reading

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Art is Terror

Art is terror. It is a sublime expression of human frailty and the urge to rise beyond it, capped by the fear that we cannot. If you feel scared when pursuing your art, then you’re doing it right.  By definition, … Continue reading

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Worship, Shit, and Extraordinary Efforts

Something to remember, especially for folks who dare to live beyond the mainstream:  Whenever you do something extraordinary, there will be people who worship you for doing it when they didn’t, and those who throw shit at you because you … Continue reading

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Bare Feet, Sakti and Litte Bits of Madness

Of course, this is integral to the wisdom of indigenous people everywhere to pray by dancing, to pray with one’s feet.– Matthew Fox, The Hidden Spirituality of Men People who habitually go barefoot and expose their bodies to the sun, as … Continue reading

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