"Discovering Stillness" - Interview with John Butler (from Conscious TV)


All I can say about this man is, "he is profoundly plugged in," and I'd sit at his side anytime anywhere!

——————————————————————~Bei Kuan-tu



“Behold the Spirit” (New Preface) by Alan Watts

This book was written twenty-five years ago, during the experiment of trying to immerse myself in Christianity —to the extent of being a priest of the Anglican Communion, Episcopal Chaplain at Northwestern University, and an examining chaplain for candidates for holy orders in the Diocese of Chicago. Read More...

"The Tao Does Not Command" by Raymond M. Smullyan (excerpt) THE TAO IS SILENT

The great Tao flows everywhere, to the left and to the right All things depend upon it to exist, and it does not abandon them. To its accomplishments it lays no claim.
It loves and nourishes all things, but does not lord it over them.
(Laotse, tr. Alan Watts)

That is another thing so nice about the Tao; it is not bossy! It loves and nourishes all things but does not lord it over them. Thus the Tao is something purely helpful—never coersive! Read More...

"Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment" by John Butler (an Amazon customer review by Glen W)

A friend lent me this book (Wonders of Spiritual Unfoldment by John Butler) and after reading a few pages I thought it was going to be one of those books that becomes a lifelong friend - the kind you re-read every couple of years.

But I was mistaken.

“The Karate Kid and Why There is (or Can Be) Purpose Behind Everything That Happens” by Karem Barratt

I’ve just finished watching the original version of The Karate Kid with my nine-year old, and as I watched, I had what Oprah Winfrey would call, an Aha! moment. Anyone who was child or teenager during the 80s and saw the movie, must surely remember those iconic scenes of “wax on, wax off.” But, for the benefit of our younger readers, I’ll describe them briefly. Read More...