Thank you for joining me here, under the stars! You are my partner on this journey, in which I can share with you the ideas of people who reflect the fields of inquiry I have explored in the course of my very fortunate 68 years on this planet. If you have ideas and feelings in response to my content, I hope you will share them with me through my contact information below.
In selecting my guests and their fields of expertise, I will draw on my background as a bilingual (Spanish and English) arts writer, book reviewer and urban affairs columnist for the San Antonio Express-News; his investigations of the UFO phenomenon and the life of Whitley Strieber resulting in “Report on ‘Communion,’” (Morrow, 1989; Avon 1990); his editing work of “Combatting Cult Mind Control” by Steven Hassan, Ph.D. (Park Street Press, 1988, and many other editions) plus “The Great Reset and its Health Dictatorship: A Guide to Freedom in the Post-Corona World” by Harrie Salman, Ph.D. (Threefold Publishing, 2021). I will also draw on my education in the School of Critical Studies at California Institute of the Arts, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the San Francisco Zen Center, the former Paracelsus College in Salt Lake City and through three decades of lessons in the Cabala, Astrology, and the Tarot from the Builders of the Adytum (BOTA.org) of Los Angeles. In the Human Design system, I am a 5/1 Heretical Investigator. I am also a Gemini with Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter in my tenth house. I like to use my skills as a communicator to build bridges between seemingly disparate spiritual, intellectual, cultural, scientific, and national traditions, and the people who espouse them. I have a particular interest people rejected as heretics, for they must have discovered some things of value of danger to establishments, to have experienced exile and rejection.
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My logo for this podcast is a work of original art by Karen Alexander, based on a crop circle design that appeared on June 16, 2017, at Target Wood, near Bradbury Rings, Dorset, England. It is reproduced here with Ms. Alexander’s permission. With the permission of Steve Alexander, we reproduce here his original photograph of that crop circle, which inspired his wife Karen to reproduce it as a painting. This crop circle design unites two age-old, sacred geometric patterns: a modified Star of David, and an exact representation of the Tree of Life, the primary symbol of the esoteric wisdom system known as the Cabala, Qabalah or Kabbalah, in various traditions, all derived from the Hebrew letters Qoph, Resh and Lamed, which taken together means “to receive.” In finding my own inspiration from these images, I do not make any representations that the crop circles are made by extraterrestrials, nature spirits or humans for that matter. I see them as complex, marvelous works of art that appear to be associated with ancient places and practices of geomancy, or the art of understanding and directing the earth’s own subtle energies. For more information on the crop circle phenomenon, more photos by Steve Alexander, and other examples of Karen Alexander’s art inspired by actual crop circles, please visit www.temporarytemples.co.uk. For more information on the Holy Cabala, I recommend the teachings of the Builders of the Adytum, www.bota.org, a school offering lessons in practical wisdom operating in the Rosicrucian tradition.