Brexit – an Influential and Prominent Log just placed within the Well


We are in transitional times leaving the Age of Pisces and entering the Age of Aquarius. There are those that look at this transition as the “The End Times.” These three simple words cause fear and terror in the minds of many people, as they open a portal to dogmatic manipulation based on interpretations of the last book of the Bible, Revelations. Ironically enough, we are in the end times, but not in the way that the religious manipulators want you to believe.

The End Times means, simply, the end of an age—the Age of Pisces. Over the past thirty years, I have been privy to various indigenous prophecies concerning earth changes. They are all similar and don’t paint a pretty picture of humanity’s future. The elders all said that “man” must stop destroying the earth through their greed and need for power. One of these elders was Vince Stogan, a Salish Indian doctor. He didn’t call himself a shaman, but if you needed a label, he preferred to be called an Indian doctor. However, he did refer to his uncle, alive during the early part of the twentieth century, as a shaman. In fact, a “strong shaman” was his term as in “strong heart, strong mind, and strong hands for healing.” Vince told my wife and me about the prophecies of his uncle:

“My uncle predicted all the events that would happen, and they all have been or come true (bombs, World War II, TV, cars, styles, etc.). If things don’t calm down over in the Middle East, it will be another war that will be big, World War III—a part of the earth will change. Uncle said it would be like a little boy picking on another little boy; then, one of their big brothers will join in, and then another member, until the whole family is fighting, and it will spread to everybody joining in and choosing sides.”



The change of Ages in the Norse-Germanic tradition is known as Ragnarök. It is the most critical time in history and a fateful moment for those who reign. For the majority who read the myth the reigning ones are the gods. But in reality the hidden meaning points to the reigning humans (and institutions) who by their actions cause destruction leading to destructive earth changes.

Ragnarök cannot be stopped. The best advice – flow with it and use common sense not fear. The destruction is cyclical. Ragnarök as the time between Ages is directly connected with the Norse-Germanic myth/concept of the Well and Tree. I’ll explain in very simplistic terms the knowledge of the Well and Tree as it is extensive and – deep as the Well (further explained in the Return of a Green Philosophy). Yggdrasill, the Norse World Tree, is feed by three primary roots that have their source in three wells. However, the three wells are really one well with three layers—Hvergelmir (origin; ON “bubbling cauldron”) lowest level of well, then Urðr (fate – nornir), last layer Mímir (wisdom).

The well is the unseen realm (Otherworld) and the tree is the seen realm (Universe). The well holds the logs or layers (strata) of the past and non-past (present). Symbolically when the well is full and overflows—Ragnarök occurs—the tree “shakes.” However, though the world tree shakes (ponder this) it does not fall.

There are certain logs (events of the past) that are larger and displace more well-water. One major log of the past was Constantine’s creation of the Nicene Creed which led to many other logs placed in the well through the destruction of indigenous people and their cultures by the Church. Another major log was the birth of Capitalism and the resultant destruction of the earth and the environment. There are many, many others such as the neoliberal reign of the Clinton’s (one example, his repeal of the Glass–Steagall Act).

Now to the present day and we have Brexit as a major log within the well. How close is the well to overflowing? No human knows. But there is a way to determine the cycles of Ragnarök. As I said, Yggdrasil, the axis mundi, does not fall as it is the measurer of time and fates. There are two time cycles—the procession of equinoxes and the cycles of the Pole Star. With the equinoxes and Pole Star there is a Great Year cycle of 26,000 years. Approximately every 2100 years there is a different constellation on the vernal equinox (different Age)—approximately as some Ages are shorter and/or longer. Each shift between Ages would be a Ragnarök. The other cycle, cycles of the Pole Star, is connected to the tilt of the earth on its axis.

During the 26,000 years, the orbit of the earth around the sun expands and contracts. In other words at various times the earth is closer or further from the sun. Additionally, the earth tilts on its axis over time until it reaches an extreme tilt and then begins tilting back the other way. Extreme tilts of the earth’s axis and orbiting at the most extreme distance from the earth occurs approximately every 26,000 years and results in drastic changes to the face of the earth.

The Pole Star shifts once about every 3700 years. During the Great Year the Pole Star moves through seven different constellations. Presently, the Pole Star is Polaris known as the North Star.

Mythically the Pole Star is attached or “nailed” to the top of Yggdrasil. Twice during the Great Year the twelve stations of the procession and the seven stations of the Pole Star intersect: middle and end/beginning. These two are the most intense and destructive of the change of Ages or Ragnarök. The end/beginning is the most destructive.

We are at that point. This most destructive Ragnarök will usher in the Age of Aquarius and begin a new 26,000 year cycle.




When reincarnation is not one of the beliefs of a religion then the metaphoric “gates of hell” are flung wide-open. The present day most vivid result of this is exemplified by Islamic jihad and is equated to a one way ticket to paradise even though you may have blown up innocents while achieving jihad. JC

One of the great mysteries of life is not about life at all but death. Mystery swirls around our physical death, even though it is inevitable. The question that enters everyone’s mind at some point in their lives is: What happens after we die? Do we spend an eternity with seventy-two virgins? Or do we wait somewhere (not sure where) for the Rapture or the resurrection of our physical body?

Organized religions have utilized resurrection to their benefit by keeping people in fear and servitude. If people believe this propaganda of their church, temple, or mosque, then they are locked into being a slave of the religion. If they are Christians, then their behaviors will take on a philosophy wherein it doesn’t really matter who or what they hurt and abuse through their actions, as they are guaranteed resurrection and a place in heaven due to their professed belief in the redeeming power of Jesus Christ.

A Christian’s emphasis is on words, prayer, not on action, deeds. A deranged gunman can kill nine people while reloading his gun five times while no one physically stops him but only attempting to talk him out of his intrinsic evil rampage. We can see the dangers inherent in the church’s emphasis on words/prayer not deeds and their concept of resurrection.

If resurrection is not reality, then what is? Reincarnation is a philosophical paradigm that causes shock and awe in Christian and Muslim circles. It is a threat to the power of organized religion. Early on, the Church of Rome saw the danger in people’s belief in reincarnation. Consequently, “Those early Church Fathers who taught or believed in reincarnation were declared heretics, excommunicated, and their books were burned. Other heretics faced horrible deaths, such as being burned alive. Why? Think about it. If you believe you will reincarnate in another body, you cannot be controlled by fear of an eternity in the fires of hell.

“The church existed to hold power over the people, to tell them what to believe rather than have them think for themselves. Control by fear is not possible if an individual knows who she/he is (astrology) and that he will reincarnate again and again. There is nothing to fear when we know Truth; therefore, Truth must be hidden from the people.”[i]

There are indications of a belief in reincarnation/rebirth within the Norse consciousness. Within the Poetic Edda, there are references to rebirth in the Helgi poems. The lovers Helgi and Sváva are said in the prose note at the end of Helgakviða Hjörvarðssonar to be born again, while at the close of Helgakviða Hundingsbana II there is a reference to a similar tradition about the later Helgi:

“It was believed according to ancient lore (í forneskju) that folk were reborn; but this is now said to be old women’s lying tales. Helgi and Sigrún are said to have been reborn; he was then called Helgi Haddingjaskati and she Kara Hálfdanardóttir, as is related in Káruljóð; and she was a Valkyrie.”[ii]

One of the most detailed accounts of Norse funeral rites was by the Arab diplomat Ahmad ibn Fadlán. Hidden in his account is the Norse belief in rebirth. Part of the rites involved the sacrifice of a servant girl. Before she was to die, she “was given a hen. She cut off its head and the body was thrown into the funeral ship. It is possible that birds of this kind symbolize rebirth…We may also think of the cock, Salgofnir, awakening the fallen warriors in Valhöll.”[iii]

It makes sense to recognize rebirth in the mind of the Norse. This “conception of rebirth combines, as it were, the idea of the indestructible soul and the close connection of this with the body after death.”[iv] Thus, we see the importance of grave mounds and sacred hills such as Helgafell Mountain in Iceland. “Landnámabók gives a number of references to certain Icelandic families who believed that after death they would pass into some particular hill or mountain near their home, showing that this belief, if it really flourished in late heathen times, was closely bound up with special localities, and with the unity of the kindred.”[v] In regards to the grave mound, it seems possible “that the emphasis on the help and wisdom to be won from the world of the dead by the seeker who knows the way is based on a belief in the nearness and potency of the other world, prevalent in Scandinavia in pre-Christian times.”[vi] Furthermore, it was believed that “One can recognise a hero of the past in one’s contemporary, by his courage, and by the contents and strength of his honour, but also his career provides its evidence, and this perhaps of the clearest, as to the connection between past and present.”[vii]

Of course, the Norse weren’t the only ones who believed in reincarnation. Even in the New Testament, Jesus relates that John the Baptist was the reincarnation of the prophet Elijah. A belief in reincarnation is extremely important. It frees us from dogmatic religious beliefs and practices that seek to control people through fear, coercion, and intimidation. From a practical as well as a spiritual/religious viewpoint, believing in reincarnation is paramount to our soul’s well-being and to the welfare of the earth and all its creatures.

[i] Nancy B. Detweiler, History of Astrology in Judaism & Christianity,

[ii] Hilda Roderick Ellis, The Road to Hel, 139.

[iii] E. O. G. Turville-Petre, Myth and Religion of the North, 273.

[iv] Hilda Roderick Ellis, The Road to Hel, 149.

[v] Ibid., 87.

[vi] Ibid., 199.

[vii] Vilhelm Grönbech, The Culture of the Teutons, 153.

Nature—Heart and Nature as One


Go to the seas and listen with heart and mind; go to the mountains, sit by a tree, and listen with heart and mind; walk in the valleys with the winds caressing your soul, and listen with heart and mind; lie by a river with its soothing lullaby, and listen with heart and mind; skip a stone in childlike innocence across the mirror surface of a lake, and listen with heart and mind; feel the fire of the sun on your face, and listen with heart and mind; let the moonlight blanket you with its beauty, and listen with heart and mind; stand and gaze at the night sky with its star-studded tapestry, and listen with heart and mind to the sound of angels; and let the rain cleanse you of pain and suffering, and listen with heart and mind. Rev. Dr. JC Husfelt

“In Scandinavia, nature is peopled by powers in human shape. Up from the earth and out from the hills, elf and dwarf peer forth, a host of giants bellow from the mountains, from the sea answer Ran’s daughters, those enticing and hardhearted wave maidens, with their cruel mother, and at home in the hall of the deep, sits venerable Ægir. Over the heavens go sun and moon; some indeed declare that the two drive in chariots with steeds harnessed to their carts; the sun is chased by two wolves eager to swallow its shining body. Of the sun and the moon, it is said, both that they were given and taken in marriage, and that they have left offspring.”[i]


Have you ever taken the time to go out into nature, away from human encroachment, and just sat on the earth and felt the beauty and love surrounding you? Have you taken the time to see elf and dwarf peer forth from field and stone? Have you ever considered that you have no other reason than to just be part of and in partnership with nature; no smart phones or tablets, no hiking from point to point, but just you, and the Great Mother—Freyja, seeing, feeling, hearing, smelling, and even tasting the essence of the kingdom of nature?

Earth is a paradise of wonders all wrapped up in myriad colors. It is alive with a consciousness that responds to all the things that call it home. I believe in a partnership with the earth and feel at one with it. I do not believe in being superior to nature, acting as its steward, but instead acting as one with nature and in partnership with the earth in cocreating a paradisiacal state of life for all life.

When was the last time you viewed the miracle of sunrise; the wonder of sunset; the magical rise of the moon in its fullness, reminding you of the interpenetration of light within dark? Have you ever been in awe of the darkness of a new moon, knowing that all growth is born out of darkness? When are you going to awaken to the paradise spread before you—the kingdom of Óðinn as Allfather?

When I talk about Mother Nature, I’m referring not only to the earth but also to the whole of the seen and unseen universe. Mother Nature is wondrous, magical, and a miracle of creation. The universe as Mother Nature is a great concept to embrace. It expands our concern and consciousness for the well-being of all things out to the stars. This takes the religious philosophical concept of the kingdom of Óðinn from just being earthbound out to the stars—the totality of the universe!

Having our heart and nature as one essence is essential for our well-being of body, mind, and spirit. Our heart will assist us in connecting with nature, and nature will help us be connected to our heart—a blending of both. We may metaphorically consider Yggdrasill the heart of the earth and the heart of heaven, pumping the lifeblood of creation through all things of existence.


[i] Vilhelm Grönbech, The Culture of the Teutons, 129.



Never think that you are alone…


The unseen worlds and the seen world permeate each other in a blending of totality,[i] which means that you may be in the presence of an angel or other “hidden ones” and not know it. Otherworldly beings are hidden in the Otherworld (Implicate Order) until they unfold according to the late physicist David Bohm, a colleague of Albert Einstein.

“David Bohm’s most significant contribution to science is his interpretation of the nature of physical reality, which is rooted in his theoretical investigations, especially quantum theory and relativity theory. Bohm postulates that the ultimate nature of physical reality is not a collection of separate objects (as it appears to us), but rather it is an undivided whole that is in perpetual dynamic flux. For Bohm, the insights of quantum mechanics and relativity theory point to a universe that is undivided and in which all parts ‘merge and unite in one totality.’ This undivided whole is not static but rather in a constant state of flow and change….

“Bohm calls this flow the holomovement – holo, meaning holographic-like, and movement suggesting dynamism and process…. In other words, the nature of reality is a single unbroken wholeness in flowing movement. So, everything is connected and everything is in dynamic flux.

“Bohm proposes that the holomovement consists of two fundamental aspects: the explicate order and the implicate order…. what we call matter is merely an apparent manifestation of the explicate order of the holomovement…. In other words, the explicate order is the manifest realm; it is the physical space-time universe in which we live. This explicate order is the surface appearance of a much greater enfolded or implicate order, most of which is hidden. Thus, the implicate order is the unseen, or the unmanifest realm.

“It’s tempting, perhaps, to think of the explicate order as the primary reality, and the implicate order as a subtle secondary reality. For Bohm, precisely the opposite is the case. The fundamental primary reality is the implicate order, and the explicate order is but a set of ripples on the surface of the implicate order. So that which we can see and feel and touch is merely the waves on the surface of reality, which is a vast ocean of implicate order.

“Contemporary physics and, indeed, most of science deals with explicate orders and structures only, which is why physics has encountered such great difficulty in explaining a variety of phenomena that Bohm would say arise from the implicate order….”[ii]

I know and was witness to the proof of Bohm’s theories.[iii] Additionally, my wife and twelve of our apprentices were also witness to the proof of his theories with the physical appearance of three angels (immense pillars of light). Their appearance was due to one of my prayers and for the angels to respond while in the implicate order (Otherworld), they would have to have received the information from me in the explicate order.

Additionally, after an intense, unusual storm, (a purification of our area of the explicate order) they were present in the afternoon but hidden[iv] from us while they were still in a layer of the implicate order. It was only in the evening that they became visible to us in the explicate order. In Bohm’s terms—until they unfolded.

Take comfort; you are never alone….

[i] Radical Nonduality


[iii] The complete story of the Visitation is recorded in Do You Like Jesus—Not the Church?

[iv] One of our apprentices took a picture of me during the day while we finished building the stone death spiral. No one saw what the camera picked up. The picture is not of pillars of light. It is an intense and immense light off to my left in the woods with two globes of light suspended above. The light has a shape almost like a sword in its center with golden rays coming off of it. It’s been verified that it is not a reflection of the lens of the instant camera that took the picture. This is the picture on the cover of Do You Like Jesus—Not the Church?

Movement/Nonmovement vs. Good and Bad


The following is excerpted from: Return of a Green Philosophy: The Wisdom of Óðinn, the Power of Þórr, and Freyja’s Power of Nature

First off, the Norse-Germanic people had no concept similar to Christianity’s original sin. Additionally, their concept of good and bad was philosophically different from today’s religiously influenced dualistic mind-set of good and bad. Instead, they considered movement or action essential to the well-being of all things. This concept was rooted and related to the movement of the sacred waters boiling up from Urðarbrunnr throughout the total essence of Yggdrasill. Movement or action was reflected in all aspects of life within Midgard from the cycles of nature to the tides of the sea and cycles of the moon.

Movement was the key to life throughout the width and breath of Yggdrasill and would symbolize our concept of good or positive. Of course then, nonmovement or inaction would be looked upon as bad or, if you will, sinful or evil. According to Eric Wódening referring to Paul Bauschatz’s book The Well and the Tree states, “the Germanic people viewed stasis or inaction as negative and movement or action as positive. Bauschatz insisted this concept was typified by the interaction between the Well and the Tree.”[i]

We may see the impact of a shift in mind-set from an individual’s concept of good and bad to movement and nonmovement in countless ways. As an example, good and bad is rooted more in personal judgment, based possibly on prejudice, dogma, or doctrine. On the other hand, action or inaction is pretty straight forward, as there is no room for judgment; there is either movement or no movement. As an example, in a community setting, “inaction on the parts of individuals could affect the survival of a community. The man who out of sloth failed to do his share of the harvest or the man who out of cowardice did not join in battle beside his tribesman could cost lives through his inaction. These are crimes in which the individual has not so much committed a wrong as he has failed to do what is right. In other words, he has failed to act. An inaction is usually not beneficial to the community and does nothing to maintain the community.”[ii]

A present day example would be a dysfunctional marriage where both partners ignore the dysfunction and keep the relationship static with no action toward resolving the roots of the dysfunction. This inaction would affect any children within the family and the extended family. Movement would involve a change of behaviors of both, possibly counseling, and, if need be, separation or divorce.

Reflect on your life and see if there is any area where there is inaction. Then, in the spirit of “deeds not words,” institute movement and change/transformation.

[i] Eric Wódening, We Are Our Deeds, 67–68.

[ii] Ibid., 69–70.

The Creed and Worldview of Christianity and Islam—Dualism


The following is excerpted from: Do You Like Jesus—Not the Church? Jesus: His True Message Not the Lie of Christianity.

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” – Albert Einstein

“I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not. I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there. I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not. With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only ‘anqa’s habitation.

Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young; God was not there even. Turning to philosophy I inquired about him from ibn Sina but found Him not within his range. I fared then to the scene of the Prophet’s experience of a great divine manifestation only a ‘two bow-lengths’ distance from him’ but God was not there even in that exalted court. Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him; He was nowhere else.” – Rumi

The Creed and Worldview of Christianity and Islam—Dualism

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said, “Let us pray.” We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.— Desmond Tutu

Religion in its purest form (lacking a sacred text/dogma and doctrine) unites people. At the other extreme is institutionalized sacred text religions, which through their dogmatic textual beliefs separate people into the believers (I’m right) and the nonbelievers (you’re wrong). Christians believe in a divine Jesus. Muslims believe in a human Jesus who was a prophet. Unity would come from acknowledging that conceivably he was divine as well as human and was a prophet who brought a radical message that was contrary to the message of the established Jewish religious authorities.

The I’m-right-you’re-wrong mentality is not quite the worst case of dualism. With little effort it can morph into a dualism of “us” versus “them.” Wherever there is a consciousness of dualism, there is a mind-set of separation. Where there is separation, there is always the potentiality for fear and conflict.

When we individually separate our hearts from our minds, there is conflict within our souls. When we feel separate from nature, our minds want to either conquer or control. The worst case of “us” versus “them,” is the type that can erupt into forms of conflict ranging from murder and lynching’s rooted in racial issues to the violence of secular and religious wars and atrocities as exhibited by ISIS downing the Russian commercial aircraft killing 224 innocents and the slaughters in Lebanon and the carnage in Paris. Undoubtedly, over the past thousands of years, religion has been an underlying factor in many conflicts that have erupted on this earth. In fact, the dogmatic issue of “my god versus your god” has caused an unknown amount of suffering and bloodshed over the millennia.

Divine Humanity and Radical Nondualism

The oneness of interpenetrative radical nonduality sees a reality where there is no separation between mind and body, dark and light, or spirit and matter. There is no “us” versus “them” or “my god versus your god.”

Continuing on, the most profound and essential nature of things is not distinct from the things recognizable by our senses. In other words, our sacred self and our profane self are nondual and interpenetrate; likewise, all other sentient beings’ (things’) sacred identities and profane identities are nondual and interpenetrate. This is true oneness.

Additionally, interpenetrative radical nonduality as a principle means that the kingdom of God is here and now. It is outside us and within us in our body and mind; even as imperfect and impure as they are, they are still perfect and pure. It makes sense then that we may be deluded and awakened at the same time. Furthermore, the seen and unseen universe, the absolute and the relative, interpenetrate and are nondual. In other words, the world of spirit and the physical world are in instantaneous union. This is the reason that Jesus said the kingdom was spread throughout the earth, but no one knows it or sees it. The reason: they were attempting to view the kingdom through minds that saw reality only as dualistic or nondualistic. The same is true today of the religious scholars, writers, seminary teachers, and preachers who have never experienced firsthand the realities that Jesus and I know.

Jesus taught his disciples the concept of interpenetrative radical nonduality as the foundation of the kingdom. Since this and other philosophical, spiritual concepts are difficult to understand and comprehend, Jesus utilized paradox and language with symbolic meaning. Furthermore, in this way he knew that his pearls of wisdom would be lost to the swine.[i] A person with one eye does not see or understand.

Symbolism is the preferred vehicle for esoteric knowledge. The lotus flower is a prime example. If I say that the kingdom of God is within us and outside us, which means that matter and spirit interpenetrate, and, furthermore, we are able to achieve enlightenment in this very same body, corruptible and deluded as it is, these are just written words. However, if we use the lotus to symbolize this concept, we will bypass the filters of our linear minds to understand and intuitively know, within our hearts, this knowledge. The lotus grows in the mud but opens its petals to the light of the sun. It remains undefiled even in the mud. This symbolizes the radical nonduality of delusion and awakening. It is still pure (awakened) while in defilement (deluded).

In chapter 22 of the Gospel of Thomas, we discover the following:

Jesus saw some infants[ii] who were being suckled. He said to his disciples: These infants being suckled are like those who enter the kingdom. They said to him: If we then become children, shall we enter the kingdom? Jesus said to them: When you make the two one, and when you make the inside as the outside, and the outside as the inside, and the upper as the lower, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male is not male and the female not female, and when you make eyes in place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then shall you enter [the kingdom].[iii]

This passage utilizes paradox and symbolic language in teaching about interpenetrative radical nonduality and oneness. Why would babies trigger this teaching? At birth we experience the oneness of self, not the exclusiveness of self (unhealthy ego) or the duality of self being separate from others. Our mother is not an object separate from us but a part of us, baby and mother. Breastfeeding is a vital part of this unity. An interesting question—how long does this last? I do not know and would not even attempt to conjecture the time period. However, at birth and for a time, short as it may be, each of us has experienced oneness with our mother and ourselves. Being one and not separate does open a window into our initial life experiences—the beginning of our earth walk and a knowing of oneness. It also reveals our innate but hidden connection to nature—the Great Mother.

Continuing on in the Gospel of Thomas, “when you make the two one, and when you make the inside as the outside, and the outside as the inside, and the upper as the lower, and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male is not male and the female not female.” This obviously alludes to interpenetrative radical nonduality—oneness. The next part, “when you make eyes in place of an eye,” refers back to the suckling infants. When we have baby eyes (no separation) in the place of the one ego eye (total separation), we enter the kingdom. In our awakening we need to have baby eyes, which are nonjudgmental and tolerant, view the world with awe and excitement, and recognize the oneness of the light and the dark of existence. Baby Eyes is one pillar of the Three Pillars of Light of Divine Humanity.

Divine Humanity (“Humanity” represents not only the human race but all things of creation, all things of Mother Nature—terrestrial and celestial) is a living, spiritual philosophy and new consciousness. It is also a pure religion of the people, by the people, and for all the people. Divine Humanity is a religion of philosophy and a living, personal (not institutionalized) religion that “has less to do with religion and more to do with direct, open, ecstatic free experience of wonderment of creator through creation.”[iv]

As a world philosophy of awe and a religion of equality and simplicity, it conveys a love for all forms of life and acknowledges everything in creation as divine as well as honoring its own unique intrinsic expression. Therefore, not only is every human being a divine human with an intrinsic human expression and the light, holy spark, of God (the Great Mystery) within, but all trees are divine as well as being trees that in their intrinsic expression may provide food and shelter for us and for other creatures of the earth.

Divine Humanity is a personal religion and spiritual philosophy that is based on one’s truth found within one’s heart and mind. It is not based on faith, dogma, or doctrine. It is a green, ecological, and egalitarian philosophy and religion. Divine Humanity recognizes the divine in nature and the sacredness of all living things. Nature in partnership is one of the hallmarks of Divine Humanity. It acknowledges the equality and divinity of nature and the realization that humanity is not above nature, as a steward, or below nature, at the mercy of it, but is one with nature and in partnership with the earth in cocreating a paradisiacal state of life for all life—the kingdom of God.

Original Divinity or Original Sin

Jesus never spoke of original sin, only the evil of the world, which is completely different.[v]

Jesus did not believe in original sin. He believed in original divinity, in purity, as each of us has the spark, the starlight of God, within us. We are born pure and “born in love and not in sin. There is no love greater or holier than that of mother and child. There is nothing more sinless—baptized or not—than the child in the mother’s arms. Woe unto him who dare offend one of these little ones, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”[vi]

Judaism does not believe in original sin. Thus there is no need for a savior in Judaism as there is in Christianity. God’s natural, altruistic law, stated in Jeremiah 31:33 that “it will be written on their hearts,” means that as soon as the soul, the breath and light of God, enters the body at birth, God’s divine mandate of love and compassion is written on the heart. The logical conclusion would be that the little one is thus born in divinity and not in sin.

At this point let me interject my response to a typical question of disbelief concerning original divinity:

The immediate response that may pass through a person’s mind to the religious philosophical principle of original divinity that we are born with a divine, indestructible seed of light instead of original sin takes the form of a question: “Why then do humans make war, kill, rape, and fly planes into buildings?”

The short answer is that the divine spark or seed has not been awakened. Therefore, natural law has not been awakened within the person. Natural law is based on a belief in the inherent, natural, altruistic law of God that is found within the heart of each person. This natural law flows from the divinity within each individual but lies dormant until awakened by each person.

Furthermore, even though we are divine and human, our divine “spark” or “starlight” within us is not automatically awakened when we are born or, furthermore, awakened solely through outside influences.

Become a flower and you shall enter the kingdom...[vii]

Our divine spark is like a seed. A seed in nature does not automatically vibrate into a flower—it struggles to reach the light. It needs water, nurturance, and “feeding” to break through the earth and to develop into a beautiful flower, blooming perhaps for only a short period of time. Just like nature, awakening is not automatic. Awakening is not a quick fix; awakening is a way of being—a life journey of healing, love, and oneness. Awakening is a new consciousness, a new way of thinking, living, and being that requires self-responsibility and walking our talk. To awaken is to seek through direct personal experience the mysteries of heaven and earth—the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

The Law of the Kingdom

I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.[viii]

This is God’s natural, altruistic law—the law of the kingdom.[ix] This natural law is based on a belief in the inherent, natural, altruistic law of God that is found within each person. This natural law flows from the divinity within each individual but lies dormant until awakened by each person. This is the true holy law of Moses, the basis for the teachings and the message of Jesus and a foundational belief of Divine Humanity.

This natural law discovered within each of us may be awakened by what I call participation mystique. This is a knowing of life and its inherent mysteries through the experience of the mundane as well as the spiritual.

Does natural law make null and void human-made laws? Not at all; human-made laws are as necessary as natural law. Just as the divine interpenetrates the human or the absolute interpenetrates the relative, natural law interpenetrates human law.

Natural law is an essential segment of an enlightened society and is based on doing what is best for the well-being of others and all things of the earth. It is not generated by a society but is derived and flows from each person’s natural, if awakened, altruistic spirit.

Human-made laws, on the other hand, are society based and are focused on the probations of societal life in an attempt to control behavior. Many times they are a necessary part of life. But they are not necessarily based on what is most beneficial for the well-being of life—the environment, the whole of humanity, and the earth and its creatures.

While human laws are drawn up to protect the environment, they are not necessarily what are best for the environment. They do, however, tend to serve capitalist thugs, whether they are corporate elites or their paid-off political flunkies. Capitalist law is the law of the bottom line—profit by any means possible. In the capitalist world of market-based medicine, cures for diseases go unresearched and unrealized if there is no profit or not enough profit to be made. Natural law is the antithesis of this entire paradigm.

Natural laws have their foundation in compassionate action (love your neighbor as yourself). Thus, natural law is the law of our hearts—divine, universal love.

Both human secular law and natural law are inadequate as stand-alone systems. For an enlightened society and a Golden Age to flourish, we need the integration of both.

[i] Swine is a person concerned only with materialism and wealth; today the swine would include the capitalist elite.

[ii] Jesus recognized the divine purity in children and their beauty and limitless potential, whereas “in the biblical view, a child is not a being that is born with amazing capabilities that will emerge with the right conditions like a beautiful flower in a well-attended garden. Rather, a child is born in sin, weak, ignorant, and rebellious, needing discipline to learn obedience. Independent thinking is dangerous pride” (Marlene Winell and Valerie Tarico, AlterNet

[iii] Peter Kirby,

[iv] This is from a foreword by Gabriel Cousens from Rabbi Gershon Winkler, Magic of the Ordinary, xv.

[v] Jacques Duquesne, Jesus, An Unconventional Biography, 86.

[vi] Ignatius Singer, The Rival Philosophies of Jesus and of Paul, 313–314.

[vii] Flower Heart—always expressing love from the heart and letting others, as well as ourselves, view the beauty and the divine perfection that is the true essence of our hearts. Smell is a powerful sense. With a Flower Heart, our fragrance is pure, sweet, and soothing to ourselves and others. The Flower Heart is also the Lily or Lotus Heart. Flower Heart is one of the Three Pillars of Divine Humanity.

[viii] Jeremiah 31:33.

[ix] Sharia law is Not God’s natural, altruistic law—the law of the kingdom.


What if Moses Had Brought the Concept of Oneness and Not Just a Theology of One God?


The following is my assertion and theory that Moses brought a message of the oneness of one God. The concept of oneness, radical nonduality, is foreign to many of the scholars, archeologists, philosophers, religious authorities, and historians who have put forth their own theories on Moses and monotheism.

As a result, the meaning of the burning bush is lost to them. Their beliefs and assumptions surrounding monotheism are totally based on dualistic consciousness and on intellectual knowledge, as their hypotheses are not derived from experience or a knowing.

Moses knew oneness as he had experienced it, Jesus knew oneness as he had experienced it, and I know oneness as I have experienced it. My following theory is based on my intellectual knowledge as well as my experience and common sense of life and nature…

The three major Western religions are monotheistic due to the revolutionary efforts, trials, and tribulations of Moses, who led his people out of exile and supposedly established the first religion based on one God. His divine revelation to begin this quest was the burning bush.[i] This was a visionary and actual physical experience of interpenetrative radical nonduality, divine and matter as one—oneness.[ii]

During Moses’s time the majority of religious beliefs and practices in the lands of the ancient Near East were pagan, basically polytheistic. Some were tribal, but none were monotheistic, except for one.[iii]

At this point, I continue to explain my theory in my book until….

The words recorded in the Torah were written by the Jewish scribes of approximately 600 BCE based on the handed-down oral knowledge of Moses’s teachings and words from approximately 1200 BCE. After approximately six hundred years, common sense dictates that the words and teachings transcribed in the Torah may not have been the verbatim ones of Moses. Emphasis could have been put on certain things, while other aspects of the oral knowledge, and even written knowledge, could have been changed, minimized, or suppressed.

It is very evident that there were two primary areas of focus and emphasis for the scribes in their writing of the Torah—the traditionally known Laws of Moses, Israelites being the chosen people of God, and the establishment of a patriarchal religion. To the scribes Moses’s divine experience of the burning bush was a divine statement of God speaking to the select one, Moses, which further established their mission of promoting their agenda of being special—the chosen people of God.

Was Moses’s encounter with the burning bush true experience or metaphor? I would have to believe that the experience of the burning bush was real, as I have experienced oneness—interpenetrative radical nonduality. And it is recorded that Jesus experienced the interpenetration of spirit and matter when the dove descended upon him during bathing. But I question the exact religious teachings, practices, and words. This leads me to my assertion that Moses brought the concept of oneness, the One and many, and not solely a religion of one God.[iv] I believe that his message was of oneness, which also indicates one God—the Absolute, the All. It seems that either by chance or on purpose, Moses’s knowing and teachings of oneness got lost in the concept of one God.

If we delve further, we realize that a theology of one God based on knowledge of universal oneness is not dualistic in concept and cannot be classified as such or as solely patriarchal or matriarchal. Contrary to this theology of the oneness of one God, today’s monotheism of the three main Western religions is masculine based and dualistic in dogma and doctrine.[v]

The Jewish scribes in their versions of the oral histories twisted Moses’s oneness into a religion of a patriarchal God with the Jewish people as his chosen people. Fast forward to the originator of Christianity, Saul (Paul of Tarsus), and we have not the one god of a chosen people but the actual flesh-and-blood Son of God. They one-upped Judaism. They actually had the physical presence of God on earth. Each of the three Western religions ended up patriarchal and dualistic in context, far from the oneness of Moses or Jesus.

[i] By all accounts Moses would have been awestruck with this “proof” of the oneness of creation—the divine and intrinsic nature of all things and their interpenetration. Of course, I can’t prove that this was his thinking or revelation from this divine visionary experience. Neither can it be disproved, as we are discussing orally transmitted stories, teachings, and legends that were written down hundreds of years after the actual events had taken place.

But our reason and common sense, without the influence of the dogma and the doctrine of organized religion, would have to acknowledge that Moses would have been greatly impressed with this proof of divine oneness and intrinsic identity. Moses was spiritually evolved, intelligent, and wise. In addition, he had been schooled in the Egyptian mystery religion of his time and married to a daughter of a priest (shaman) of Midian. Would not this indicate that he understood this vision as one of divine oneness—the interpenetration of spirit and matter?

[ii] Moses’s concept of oneness did filter down to the Jewish belief in the divine spark. According to internationally renowned professor, theologian, and spiritual leader Rabbi Jack Bemporad, “Judaism teaches us that all human beings are created in the divine image and therefore are linked to God by the Divine Spark within them” ( Please see my paper on Image or Reflection?

[iii] According to Michael Baigent, the belief in one god “has been seen by some scholars as deriving from ancient Mesopotamia: the name of the god of the Assyrians, Ashur (Assur), means the ‘One,’ the ‘Only,’ the ‘Universal God’” (Michael Baigent, The Jesus Papers, 217).

[iv] There is further consideration to the fact that the Israelites were recognizing and honoring the goddess Asherah (Venus) until King Hezekiah “removed the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles. He broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it” (2 Kings 18:4 [New International Version]).

This indicates that the Israelites were following in the footsteps of Moses by recognizing the one and the many by their worship of the goddess Asherah. Additionally, they recognized the sanctity of nature (many), as indicated by their practice of worshipping in sacred groves and high places, but not in temples. Why would they not do this, since one of their prophets received his vision while out in nature sleeping on the ground and using a stone for his pillow?

[v] Earth, nature, and the feminine are subordinate, second-rate, and second-class citizens to these patriarchal monotheistic religions, which first and foremost highlight and stress the preeminence of heaven and the masculine. We are witness to the legacy of thousands of years of the rule of these patriarchal monotheistic religions through ever-present war, destruction of indigenous peoples, the ever-widening destruction of the biosphere, and the ongoing suppression and repression of women.

Of the three patriarchal monotheistic religions, Judaism, by far, is less patriarchal and is friendlier to the earth and nature, with more equality between men and women than the other two Western religions.

Suspicious Behavior on the Streets of New York


One definition of suspicious behavior is “causing one to have the idea or impression that something or someone is of questionable, dishonest, or dangerous character or condition.”

Fear is pure separation while love is pure unity. One of the consequences of a dualistic consciousness and thought process is pure and simple, fear. But our fear is not just in our mind. It’s in our body and affects our immune system as does our other thought processes. The mind and body are not separate but blended.

It is important to understand that fear is normal. It may increase our “juices flowing” from the adrenals; but on the other hand, it may freeze us in non-action or to embrace a state of compliance. This fear-based behavior of “falling in line” may be used to control an individual or a group or even a population of people.

An important aspect of life and love is to never let fear inhibit your actions going forward.

Furthermore, another insidious effect of needing to feel safe and secure within a fear-based consciousness is a lack of happiness.

Enter Mr. Happy Man, 90+ year-old Bermudian, Johnny Barnes who close to thirty years has devoted many hours a day to greeting commuters at Crow Lane Circle in the capital city of Hamilton. “He starts cheering and wishing the commuters – “Good Morning!”, “I love you!”, “God bless you” … This is the way he continues to spread joy and goodwill to all till 10 in the morning every day. To the commuters, a day’s hard work begins with an exchange of love and blessings – the day may not turn out to be as stressful after all.”[i]

Johnny’s spirit and love leads us back to my title: Suspicious Behavior on the Streets of New York.

Early in October after 9/11 Sherry and I were presenting at a conference in Lower Manhattan. I enjoy the blissful feeling of early morning, especially with a perfect, for my tastes, cup of coffee. Even though I could feel the heaviness within the air and people’s fear and anxiety “waiting for the other shoe to drop,” I decided to spread some joy and love to people. My method with coffee in hand was to stand on the nearest street corner to our hotel, and like Johnny, look people in the eyes, smile and say, “good morning.”

Well, it was like I had the plague. No eye contact; but how could they with their down-casted eyes. No response from anyone. I did notice people crossing against traffic to get to the other side of the street to get away from the “crazy man” who was definitely demonstrating suspicious behavior. But isn’t that “jaywalking?” I guess it is better to get a ticket for an illegal act than encounter the “crazy, uncivilized” man.

A few more minutes passed and then… I felt him before I saw him. As I turned to face the other street corner, there he was walking in my direction. Johnny Law, with his hand near his gun, he hesitated then cautiously approached me. With a non-smiling stern face, he said, “We have had reports of a person acting suspiciously—you! People are scared.” “Yes,” I replied. “I was just smiling and saying ‘good morning to people as they passed me.” Still no smile, he replied, “under normal circumstances that’s suspicious behavior here in New York. More so now with 9/11.” He continued, “I can’t legally tell you to move and stop saying…” Before he could continue, I said, “Not a problem, I’ll leave. I was only attempting to help people not scare them…”

As has been said, “The best-laid plans of mice and men / Go oft awry.”


Spiritual and Peace Arrogance

Within the first few minutes of this video, we see and hear the arrogance and disconnection from nature. If fact, in such a powerful place the common method of meditating is counter-intuitive and counter-productive. Meditating usually involves going within one’s mind at the determent of one’s senses. To embrace the power and energetic force of nature, we need to quiet our minds and fully use all of our senses to become one with the seen and unseen world. This means having our eyes open and observant without our mind attaching to our observations while hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling the love and beauty of our earthly paradise.

One further point, if this “rainbow person”[i] has been praying for world peace for thirty years, maybe it’s time for him to attempt something else as we have less peace on earth than we had thirty years ago.

In our travels with two of our teachers, the late Mom and Vince Stogan, who passed on their spiritual lineage of healing, bathing and burnings to us, Sherry and I have been witness to the arrogance of New Agers, Rainbow People, or whatever you want to call them. To be humble is important. A lesson I learned, over twenty-five years ago, when Sherry and I were with Mom and Vince in one of the smokehouses (longhouse) during the winter dance season. An experience we can’t share but I’ll let your mind conjurer up why it was a lesson in humbleness.

The bottom-line is to respect, be aware, and be in partnership with the earth, walk humbly and lovely on the earth, and recognize the interconnectedness and divineness of everything on and within this beautiful paradise—earth.




[i] What a “F___ing Ass____”