Lewis Thompson, Journals of an Integral Poet, Volume One 1932-1944

Lewis Thompson, Journals of an Integral Poet, Volume One 1932-1944

Volume One of Lewis Thompson's journals takes us into the everyday world of India's sub-continent in the 1930's and 40's through the prism of a fierce spiritual aspirant and intellect. "The whole in this atmosphere," he writes, "suggests a superhuman discipline and dignity, a passion, a sensuality, for what is prior to Being and Non-being-astringent like the taste of iron." We share his meetings with Sri Aurobindo, Sri Ramana Maharshi, J. Krishnamurti, Anandamayi Ma and Sri Krishna Menon.. We experience his attempts to integrate a Western heritage-Christ, Blake, Yeats, Rimbaud, Pascal-with the exigencies of Indian gnosis. We marvel at his self-invented writing yoga, whose bold vocabulary juxtaposes many levels of consciousness - waking, dreaming, visionary, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and vedanta. This is a jewel of a book for those interested in "the power which consecrates us beyond ourselves". For the intimate context these journals provide, this book is a must for readers of Thompson's aphorisms (Mirror to the Light) and poetry (Black Sun). Edited with an introduction and commentary by Richard Lannoy. Foreword by Dr. Harry Oldmeadow, LaTrobe University.

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Integral Realist, the Journals of Lewis Thompson Volume Two, 1945-1949

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Lewis Thompson’s journals allow the reader access to a man of action and a poet deeply committed to his search for the highest realization of Truth in and through Hindu spiritual practice. 2009 marks the centennial of the birth of English poet, Lewis Thompson, and the sixtieth anniversary of his untimely death in India in 1949 at the age of forty. As such, Integral Realist is a commemorative event that will surely place Lewis Thompson in a league with powerful spiritual figures of the twentieth century, and establish him among the great English writers and poets whom he admired. This very private companion to Lewis Thompson, Journals of an Integral Poet, Volume One 1932–1944, reveals a mature Thompson at the height of his commitment to “Absolute Perfection” – an ideal by which every object is completed as symbol in all domains by resolving the antithesis of “Sensuality” and “Intellect” within the context of integral, flexible, incalculable and organic “Poetry”. Poetry, as such, controlled carelessness, frivolity and subtle exploitation of others and allowed for true form, economy of action and expression, true perspective, simplicity, objectivity and natural rights where others were concerned. 

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The Someone in Painting/A Picture — a painting retrospective

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The "someone" immersing itself in the nonduality of painting/a picture is presumed to be the mediator in and through which the symbol and the symbolized entwine as nondual foci of entire time.

In this retrospective, covering more than 40 years of his work in the painting experience, Richard Stodart explores the mediator as presence, cognition, archetypal awareness, naked awareness, beauty, the dragon, wisdom, synairesis, the consciousness of abstracting, geniality, luxury, and nonthinking. In the process, discrete pairs of nonduality are engaged, including the foci: duality and nonduality, self and reality, continuity and discontinuity, enlightenment and delusion, earth and sky, light and darkness, equality and differentiation, engagement and contemplation, thinking and meditation.

Two-hundred and two paintings in color and seventeen black and white drawings illustrate this quest with nonduality.  Practitioners of Daism, primordial wisdom teachings, Kaballah, Tibetan Buddhism, tantra, Taoism, Vedanta, Dogen's Zen, and those interested in the works of Jean Gebser, Alfred Korzybski, and Lewis L. Thompson will find touchstones of affirmation in this book.

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DreamMaking

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In DreamMaking, human fallibility (amiddelusion/dream) and human perfectability (beyond delusion/dream) entwine as foci of the process of calibration and the state of equilibrium. From this nondual perspective, one lives amid/beyond dream by expounding/making a dream within a dream, in and through the reconstructive and dynamic function of emptiness, without blurring the differences between duality and nonduality.  With words by Hee-Jin Kim from "Meditation And Thinking" and paintings by Richard Stodart.

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Free and Easy Wandering

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Free and Easy Wandering, Markings on the Way, is an abstract painting expression of a journey taken in a sweeping landscape of light and darkness to discover nonduality as the central truth of existence. Inspired by a Taoist allegory, Buddhist teaching and the reasonable process of order in Western semantics, Free and Easy Wandering reveals the wanderer's struggle on the Way with the freedom of autonomy, aloneness and detachment. Twelve stages, or Markings, of the process of discovery form the landscape-beginning in isolation and ending in nonduality. They present a view of nature in which great care, balance and order are central to cultivating fairness in human understanding. With 17 color plates, like postcards sent home, the Markings show the mood, the outlines of the landscape and the quality of the wanderer's experience. 

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Sacred Spark

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Sacred Spark.....

Let's Talk About Autism

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Karen Griffin Roberts

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Embracing Autism In Preschool

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Karen Griffin Roberts


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Let's Talk About Early Language Development

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Karen Griffin Roberts

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Way-marks

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Rusty C. Moe

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Bright Wild Stone

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Rusty C. Moe

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Dynamic Energy In Male and Female Existence-time

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Richard Stodart
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