The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story

Posted on Nov 10, 2016
The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story

This essay has been translated into German as well as Spanish and French.   Normal is coming unhinged. For the last eight years it has been possible for most people (at least in the relatively privileged classes) to believe that society is sound, that the system, though creaky, basically works, and that the progressive deterioration of everything […]

The Lid is Off

Posted on Oct 10, 2016
The Lid is Off

It is getting harder to keep a secret these days. The collective shadow of our society, once safely relegated to the dark basement of the unmentionable, is now exposed to daylight, forcing us to face our contradictions. I’ll offer three examples: Donald Trump’s leaked recordings, Hillary Clinton’s emails and Wall Street speeches, and the endless […]

De ruimte tussen verhalen

Posted on Jan 16, 2014
De ruimte tussen verhalen

Elke cultuur beschikt over een verhaal van de mensheid om de wereld betekenis te geven. Dit verhaal bestaat, deels bewust en deels onbewust, uit een matrix van afspraken, verhaallijnen en symbolen die ons vertellen waarom we hier zijn, waarheen we gaan, wat belangrijk is, en zelfs wat echt is. Ik denk dat we een nieuwe […]

The Cycle of Terror

Posted on Apr 17, 2013
The Cycle of Terror

There is a Dutch translation of this essay.  You can also read this article auf Deutsch.   In the wake of terror attacks, politicians are fond of proclaiming, “We will not be intimidated.” By this they seem to mean that we won’t cower in fear, but will boldly root out the terrorists, visit upon them […]

2013: The Space between Stories

Posted on Dec 28, 2012
2013: The Space between Stories

A German translation, a Dutch translation, as well as a Portuguese translation of this essay are also available.   Every culture has a Story of the People to give meaning to the world. Part conscious and part unconscious, it consists of a matrix of agreements, narratives, and symbols that tell us why we are here, […]

A Gathering of the Tribe

Posted on Dec 7, 2009
A Gathering of the Tribe

Once upon a time a great tribe of people lived in a world far away from ours. Whether far away in space, or in time, or even outside of time, we do not know. They lived in a state of enchantment and joy that few of us today dare to believe could exist, except in […]

Invisible Paths

Posted on Dec 7, 2008
Invisible Paths

This essay has been translated into Serbian. You can find a audio-file download of this essay here. “You are here because you know something. You don’t know what it is, but you can feel it. Something is wrong with the world.” — Morpheus, The Matrix   As the age turns, millions of people are pioneering […]