Day and night, no difference.
The sun *is* the moon: An amalgam.
Their gold and silver melt together.
This is the season when
the dead branch and the green branch
are the same branch.
Nightmares fill with light like a holiday.
Humans and angels speak one language.
The elusive ones finally meet.
Good and evil, dead and alive,
from one natural stem.
You know this already, I'll stop.
Any direction you turn
it's one vision.
-- Rumi --
(trans. Coleman Barks)
HUMAN BEINGS ARE CAUSING THE LARGEST MASS EXTINCTION OF SPECIES OF LIFE ON EARTH SINCE THE AGE OF THE DINOSAURS. FOR DETAILS VISIT MY WEB SITE MASS EXTINCTION UNDERWAY.
name is David Ulansey. I am a Professor in the
Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Program at the
California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and before
I came to CIIS I taught at the University of California at Berkeley, Boston
University, Barnard College (Columbia University), the University of Vermont,
and Princeton University. My specialty is the religions of the ancient Mediterranean
world, especially the ancient Mystery religions, Gnosticism, ancient cosmology,
and early Christianity.
My publications have focused on the ancient mystery religion of Mithraism.
For a summary of my book, The Origins of the Mithraic Mysteries:
Cosmology and Salvation in the Ancient World (Oxford University Press,
revised paperback 1991), click here.
For my article The Mithraic Mysteries, published in
Scientific American (December, 1989), click here.
For those of you who have read my book, I have just completed several new
appendices for a German translation that will appear shortly. To read
these appendices in English, click here.
For my article Mithras and the Hypercosmic Sun click
For my article The Eighth Gate: The Mithraic Lion-Headed Figure and
the Platonic World-Soul click here.
For an article of mine on cosmic symbolism in the Gospels (from the
Journal of Biblical Literature) click here.
For my article Cultural Transition and Spiritual Transformation:
From Alexander the Great to Cyberspace, click here.
For an artwork of mine entitled Gnostalgia click here. Meditate on the picture for a while, then click
on the image to go deeper....
For a collection of short poems of mine called asterism click
For a description of the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Philosophy, Cosmology,
and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies,click here.
For information on the Species Alliance to halt the mass extinction, for
which I am Project Director, click here.
For the fascinating story of the early history
of the California Institute of Integral Studies,
For information about the Planetwork Project on the internet and
ecological survival, which I co-founded, click here.
And for those of you with a short attention span who just want to
SURF, click here for some carefully chosen LINKS!
Thanks for stopping by. To send me a message click here.
Links! Links! Links!
(Note: these links are for inspiration and fun--
scholars know how to find scholarly links without any help from me.
If you find dead links here, you can often resurrect them by using
the "Wayback Machine" at archive.org. Just copy the dead link
from your browser's address window [or my source code] and
search for it there.)
that Humanity is eighteen days of age,
basing this on the assumption that human beings
have existed for one million years,
and the earth may be habitable two billion more.
An infant that is eighteen days old
will cry when it is hungry or in pain,
and is able to follow a bright light with its eyes.....
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