> Bro. Ron
> >God isn't the problem. Our
poverty of devotion and joy is the problem.
>Gratitude is a combining form of the words 'greatest attitude'
> >such a state...exalted by it's very
lowliness, is the one thing this world
desperately. But paradoxically, it only comes by
> >that in itself requires a certain
humility sorely lacking amongst the
junkies and other homeless denizens lost in the ever
> >patterns of
> Bradford comments;bitter remorse are ye harboring in this our oft repeated
> What constant
> mutual love
for Tolkien, the Inklings All, Nietzsche, Lewis, Barfield, all
their wonderous and complex contributions?
Bitterness? None, my brother...not much as a mite's
...an agenda perhaps...but no acrimony whatsoever.
Many is the night we puffed
> smoke over the Ahrimanic overshadowing of
Nietzsche... and were you not
> round the campfire when we discussed the
portrait of the 'double' of Dorian
> Gray or the marvelous tale of, "The
Fisherman and His Soul"? Pity, I thought
> it was you who brought up
Yes, I remember the embers...and the
I also recall the pubs, the boisterous drafts
and the occasional slap on the scullery maids butt.
Nor is it
without a certain stubbornness that I refuse to
let some of the less
glamorous moments go. The recipe
of the ages would be less interesting
without those goodly
helpings of pepper.
The function of the Shadow
double isn't lost on me.
I don't think it necessarily to place him in Hod
glamorize him, though. In fact it is dangerous for the
unlike putting a pre-pubescent girl alone
onboard a square rigger with 40
hungry sea dogs.
> Now, as always, my knee is bent to the
Christ Being and Lord of the Solar
> Rings. Yes, each destiny is complex
and from understanding our diverse human
> struggles we gain insights
into the world.. The Lord has made our hearts to
> love the mysteries
inside mens souls and the wonders of Nature. For with
> this gift healing
and compassion are given direction and insight. When
> Christ released
the "Naked Man" were you not here, as we stirred the embers
> of the
fire, and talked about the new nature, the Phantom Jupiter Being,
now haunts the moral world of humanity, soaking up our vision, art and
greatness to plant in the future kingdom? Perhaps you had fallen asleep and
> that sweet smile was merely the kiss of angels as they lifted you to
I am probably asleep to more things
than I am awake to, I'm sure...I think. :-)
> I can
recall my astonishment at your songs, you made me finally get my sound
blaster system attached so that I could hear your voice.I always had to rush
> to a neigbor to hear your works and how I have loved them. But now we
> on what we both believe is true? Or do you have a point to prove
> heartless intellects of Steiner students? My intellect and
my heart go hand
> in hand and my belief in the not so simple man named
Jesus has not become
> less that I contemplate the mystery with ever
Bradford. You have taken personally
something that wasn't meant for you.
I do have a thing about 'heartless
Steiner students" and this was the intended
destination of my thrust. But
you? My friend, it is not a 'brown nose' that says,
your heart shines through every
word and it has from the very first post.
I don't agree with your
politics but who gives a shit?
The Mercy and Severity Pillars
are often at odds. But sooner or later, all
men of goodwill will find a
harmonizing haven in ecstatic Tiphareth.
America is not mature enough yet to hold the Standard of Philosopher Kings..
> we must be served by whim, luck and manipulation, but better our eye
> and our heart know than blame god for our complex evil
I think you underestimate the forces
that set America's wheels in motion.
Perhaps this is the fruit of your
European education. Time will tell, of course.
It is irresponsible to blame God
for anything. 'Is-ness' does nothing. It just Is.
It is the trespass of "Is
NOT-ness" that I find disturbing. Granted, tis but a
shadow but this doesn't
justify ambivalence. There is a place for the Dark
Doppelganger and it is not before us holding a place of honor.
("get thou behind me....")
> God is ever in our hearts and
actions, and so many call on him/her/it with
> insincerity and fail to
observe the constant working of miracle before
> them..As to Wilde, his
task and Nietzche's were to project the forces that
> would overshadow
the 20th and 21st century.
doubt. As was Hitler's. Even more so. Ever read Mein Kampf?
It is not without
it's brilliance! (let the flames
> It was no easy matter for Wilde to plumb the
depths and grapple with
> the shadow enough to paint him for posterity
and have high school students
> have an occult document like "Zanoni"
before them. Not every soul is destined
> for such martydom and it goes
double for Nietzsche - His mind fell to the dark
> clutches of Sauron and
we were privy to read exactly what the Lords of Ahriman
> and his minions
challenge humanity with.
Their genius is not at
issue. Nor are their offerings un-valuable.
Nor are they unworthy of
It's just that I'm a father...and a grandfather ..and to
place those who have fallen
above the innocent sparkle of men like CS Lewis
is to place a stumbling block
in the paths of our progeny. This is just my
opinion... and I could be wrong.
Like I said there are probably more things
that I don't know, than I do know
and this may be one of them. But the
binding in the pit of my stomach associated
with certain thoughts has yet
to misguide me.
> Nietzsche made us face the false web of thoughts we have built up about the simple Jesus Being. He made us aware of
> Beings still lurking in our souls. We forgot that Great
Shadows are waiting
> for the Human Spirit to come forth and raise nature
and humanity with the
> Freedom and Love a God gave
Yea verily. No question about it.