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Orgasm, Pleasure, & Western Culture (an excerpt)

the right reason to refrain from talking about sex is not that it’s so crude, but that words are In The Function of the Orgasm, the psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich wrote that the natural energies of humans ebb and flow on … Continue reading

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“Falling Into Art” (an excerpt)

“We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play.” —Heraclitus Central to our ideas about spiritual and literary authenticity, I think, is our old friend struggle. Whatever is “serious” must be difficult. The poet Mary … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Making Belief

“At first, there were no writings, no rules, and no churches. Just stories about Jesus of Nazareth. Try to picture that for a moment. Nothing but wide-eyed people whispering to one another about an amazing man. Gradually people wrote down … Continue reading

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I’m writing a book

I’m writing a book about big things—quantum physics, the nature of reality, Jesus, William Blake, faith, desire. Am I qualified? I’m not qualified to say. And anyway I just realized that writing every morning about Jesus or the laws of … Continue reading

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no one knows i’m here

no one knows i’m here no one cares i seem to like it this way the sunlight astounds me it asks my name but i have forgotten Jesus beckoned fishermen to come along with him— men who smell, have calloused … Continue reading

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no one knows i’m here

no one knows i’m here the sunlight astounds me it asks my name i say i have no name it’s fun to read the Gospels and forget everything you learned about Jesus. he asked fishermen to come with him. fishermen … Continue reading

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When I read ‘blah blah blah’

“When I read ‘blah blah blah’ in scripture, I take that literally,” said the man on TV as though it were a badge of honor to be so stupid. You pompous oaf. Jesus is laughing at you. He’s literally rolling … Continue reading

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