3. “Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul

“Nosce Te Ipsum,” Whispers My Soul How may I look, and see? How may I listen, and hear? How may I feel, and know? How may I comfort my weary soul? How may I discern truth?  How may I be guided by wisdom?  How may I sing praise to THE ONE?  How may I give […]

2. I Tread Softly There

I Tread Softly There I. Ferns grow in the valley, They block out sun and sky, A dark and weathered hew of green, Some natives passing by. II. They make no fuss about their way,  And neither do they rush, They stop to marvel at the stream  Which trickles ‘neath the brush. III. Their mongrel […]

1. A Pneumatic Awakening

A Pneumatic Awakening “A ton of earth a man would dig To find an ounce of gold,” Wise words from Heraclitus — That Great Sage from days of old. These words, they make me wonder, Am I, too, a man deceived? Have I worn out every shovel To have then a spec received? For high […]

The Musician

THE MUSICIAN The musician, like the poet, looks within and without, and tells the story of what he sees. The musician, like the seer, reveals unto the masses the secrets which were once hidden. The musician, like the philosopher, discovers the commonalities which flow through all things, and sees to it that these commonalities are […]

Ode to Seneca: A Tribute to My Guiding Sage

ODE TO SENECA A TRIBUTE TO MY GUIDING SAGE ODE TO SENECA Study Lucius Annaeus Seneca, if you must study a man.  Study his life to learn the trials of a Sage.  Study his Epistles to see a great man sewing righteous seeds among the generations. Study his Consolations to see wisdom in action.  Study his Natural Questions to see a […]


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The Sanctuary

THE SANCTUARY WITH SIMON J. E. DREW THE WAY A Prayer of Ascent I. Enter on this path, all ye who would ascend to the peak of God’s Holy Mountain. Yay, walk with me, and let us speak Wisdom to each other on our way, even The Way. II. This is the Way of God, […]

Ladders in the Sky

Ladders in the Sky Ladders in the sky, Who taught you to climb To the heavens above us That we too may find That glorious vision— That splendour Divine? Ladders of the sky, Who taught you to climb? Waves of this ocean, Who brought you to me? How far have you travelled That I too […]

Ladders to God (The Poetic Mandalas)

Ladders to God The Poetic Mandalas Part I. Catch this, spoke my soul. Sing the song which thou hearest in thine own heart. Know the dragon which lives within thy being. Glide through the canopy of eternity with culture by thy side. Heed the call of adventure. Thine ancestors have built thee a Walled Garden. […]

A Marvelous Death

A Marvelous Death I came to see you today, but you had long since begun your journey to the ground, and you were dry and wilted.  And while my heart sank in morning for our never having communed during your season of bloom, you nurtured my weeping soul, and you reminded me that even a […]