August 1 Edition
March 22, 2015, Sunday
I just finished reading Robert Heinlein's immortal classic Stranger In A Strange Land. I have "grokked" its fullness, as the hero Valentine Michael Smith would say.
I now understand why it has touched and inspired a generation when it came out in the 60s first as a cult classic, then a bestseller, then a masterpiece, and now the most famous science fiction novel of all time. Heinlein is really an incredibly brilliant writer and a master story teller.
I have read more than a thousand books in my lifetime of more than a quarter of a century, and the ending as The Man From Mars faces the humans is perhaps the most emotionally powerful thing I have ever come across.
Infinitely more important of all, I now understand why I found a rare copy only the other day: I'm ready for the deep message because the "timing is full." Michael shares the ultimate lesson I have learned in my own spiritual journey.
"Thou art God."
January 21, 2015, Wednesday
I was in the gym this morning with Oleanna. The TV is on Crime + Investigation channel with a documentary about a man in Great Falls, Montana who claimed to have heard voices that drove him to kill.
"The only difference between him and us," I told her, "is that he can hear them." We are surrounded by nonphysical entities. What prevents us from fully understanding another dimension of reality is our human tendency to judge everything. We use words like "evil" and "psychotic" as our way of trying to get a define a phenomena that defies our finite minds.