2010 November

Happy Thanksgiving, Buck!

And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Thank you for being; thank you for being here, and thank you all for teaching,
entertaining and healing us all!

*L*L*L*

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Speaking as one who has some actual acquaintance with Doug, I’d say you’ve
characterized him accurately, Judy. Doug is the salt of the earth, a very good
man — thoughtful, practical, humorous, wise and spirit-filled. Fairfield, and
Earth, is fortunate to have him here at this time.

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HA! Good one, Alex!

Nice chakra-overtones, too :-)

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Exactly so, Alex. Subjectively speaking, those who were here before the
Europeans represent some of the strongest ongoing spiritual influences and
presence for me here in Iowa, co-existent with the pundits. From “Indians” to
Indians! Full circle :-)

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Beautiful, Doug! Many thanks; I am looking forward to digging deeper into the
Amana Mysteries.

And thank you too for your kind welcome. It’s good to be back.

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What sort of thing did you have in mind? MIU’s predecessor, Parsons College, was
founded in 1875 as a apiritual institution, albeit associated with the
Presbyterian Church. There have also been the usual assortment of 19th-century
revivals, spiritual mediums, trance-channeling painters, and so on :-)

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Looking forward to hearing of them, Jim!

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Ha ha indeed! :-D

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Hey Jim! Good to see you! How have you been? We’ve been pretty busy on this end,
putting up a Fairfield History site on Facebook, at
http://www.facebook.com/fairfieldhistory

— as well as one on the Web, at http://fairfieldiowahistory.com/ , though that
one is not as current as the Facebook site.

As to Unity — Ha! Yes, quite true, and quite ruthlessly resolved! If only
because remaining in duality is now too painful to contemplate or embody, not
worth the self-righteous payoff of pretending it’s “out there” and “not-me”

:-)

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Hey, Judy!! Happy to be seen by you again! Many thanks; it is indeed a pleasure!
:-D
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Ha! You’re very welcome, Steve, and thank you for bringing one to mine as well!

Also, thanks to Bhairitu, whose whole-hearted recommendation of the new(er)
Battlestar Galactica inspired me to give it a try. Delightful! Now enjoying
Season 3 via Netflix instant download…

*L*L*L*

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Thank You, Steve! I appreciate the thought. As Jim accompanied me on my exodus
from our nocturnal bar-brawl a few years ago, it seems only fair that I
accompany Jim back to the scene of our wild-ass frenzy in the clear light of a
new day.

Of course, if I accept your “kinder and gentler” description, I also have to
accept Tom Pall’s “nauseating psycho” offering — as Tom was probably referring
to the Livingston-Manor kundalini experiences described on my site here:
http://rorygoff.com/open/rory-goff-a-spiritual-autobiography/1977-1978-initiation-ii-baptism-the-sixth-state-celestial-consciousness/ — as well as Turq’s
characterization of me as petulant and angry, and Curtis’s view that I am a
form-running charlatan.

So be it! Being nothing in particular, I eat it all. I am a kinder, gentler,
nauseating, psychotic, angry, petulant, form-running charlatan. Yum! Any
undigested offerings simply remain on my plate until attended to. This place
always did offer an interesting smorgasbord.

I described the kundalini experiences to show that for me they — and all the
subsequent celestial illuminations — were merely milestones on one particle’s
path to Awakening into the emptiful paradox of Being. The Dark Night which
followed the illumination and preceded the Awakening was especially painful and
frightening for its total eclipse of the golden light of God. I had no idea what
was happening. If my account can help anyone else going through a similar
process, it has served its purpose.

In many ways I share Tom’s distaste for flash. These days I would characterize
*all* experience as simply a function of mood-making. Not that there’s anything
wrong with that; we all love stories, or we wouldn’t be here. But one experience
is inherently the same as the next.

Because it *is* just a collection of stories, I sometimes consider removing the
autobiography, but then invariably someone else thanks me for posting it and
tells me what a help it was to them on their own path. So I let it stand.

And then too, if I hadn’t posted it, I probably would never have found Fairfield
Life, and would not have returned to Fairfield. But that’s a whole other story,
or series of stories….

Anyhow, it’s good to be here.

Love, Light, and Laughter Always!

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