As the years have gone on, I have been becoming more and more of a Mystic, to the point where I fear that I may be well-nigh unintelligible to one who hasn’t actually had the experience.
At the same time, however, I have been growing more and more certain that civilisation is the mortal enemy we all must now turn and face – and fight, with all our might.
On the one hand, I have felt the presence of the consciousness of the Universe: eternal, omnipresent. That, in fact, there is truly nothing to fear. Ever.
On the other hand, I have seen that the monster Civ is implacably opposed to all life on this planet – that it is in the process of destroying all vessels/lenses/incarnations of the Love which moves the sun and all the stars. That here indeed is something to fear, as it chomps its way through Everything.
These two things are both profound truths to me. And they are not diametrically opposed – although, if you listen to most mystics for long enough, you could be forgiven for concluding that all was well, and all was well, and all manner of things were well. Which is, of course, truth.
And then you go over to Derrick Jensen and the Jensenites, and find that we are facing the Endgame in a vicious laying-waste of a war against all life. And that things are decidedly not well. Which is another truth.
No matter how deeply I know that we are all transmitters of the one Love, I am aware that, on this plane, which for reasons of brevity if not clarity I call the Earth plane, we face a deadly enemy of that Love.
Formed from that one Love itself, it has taken on the cast of absolute evil – that which resides in the minds of humans – and is steadily, shockingly, turning all earthly incarnation into ex-earthly incarnation. And that is what it cannot be allowed to do, no matter how well it all, ultimately, is.
It may be that, a propros of Neil Bohr’s quote, profound truth depends entirely upon which measuring rod you’re using. But whichever window you’re looking out of, I deeply believe that the same sun rises over,and illuminates, the entire building.