We do not want what we say we want. This is the sobering conclusion of psychoanalyst, Robert Firestone, (The Fantasy Bond) after decades of private practice and living in a conscious community. This underlies the curious phenomenon of the fear of success. Attaining what we have always wanted—love, success, creative self-expression—signals that we have become…

Once, in ceremonial space, I went to work trying to arrive at a clear articulation of  the fundamental principles of human reality. Drum roll, please. It all came down to two principles: 1. There is an other. 2. I care. Now, this seemed strange to me. First because it was so simple. (Then I remembered that was me…

  Love Everything You Do The world is there to be loved  If you love everything you do the world lights up. You have one thousand excuses for why you can’t love everything you do. I know. I have used them all to keep myself miserable. When your house is built upon these excuses the…

In his book, Super Consciousness: The Quest for Peak Experience, Colin Wilson lays out his philosophy of life, which I wrote about in my last post. Toward the end of that book, Colin Wilson, began thinking about how many levels of consciousness he could identify. The levels reflect how much “power consciousness” we possess, that is,…

I’ve been reading a book about literary critic, novelist, philosopher and lay psychologist, Colin Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) by Gary Lachman, and another by Wilson himself. Although Wilson has written somewhere close to one hundred books, I had never heard of him until I read Lachman’s biography. Born of humble stock…