Light in the Wilderness

I finally had a chance to post the poem I worked on during my recent trip into the mountains, and hope my readers and visitors will enjoy this brief video. https://videopress.com/v/SlIyuuM6?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Here is the text of the poem, so you can read along as I recite it. Enjoy! The Only Light in the Wilderness The … Continue reading Light in the Wilderness

Wonder in the Wilderness

A few weeks ago, I ventured out into the wilderness of the northern mountains in my home state for nine days, in a remote area designated as a campground in the Stokes State Forest. I generally prefer to visit state parks when camping, since most often there are public facilities available, and options for enhancing … Continue reading Wonder in the Wilderness

Consciousness Video Series: Episode 6: Metaphor and the Inner Experience

While reviewing my personal journals this month, I was surprised to come across a lengthy account of a particularly intense episode during one of my ventures within, which I had set aside a few months ago.  I generally prefer to review my writing after some time has passed, as I frequently find the routine of … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode 6: Metaphor and the Inner Experience

Our Experience of Life

I recently presented a brief video episode about our experience of life, https://johns-consciousness.com/2022/03/26/consciousness-video-series-episode-3-experience-of-the-world/ and wanted to elaborate on the topic of our experiential awareness a bit, since there seems to be a fair amount of variation in the understanding of how our experience of life comes about. This is a fairly broad topic and I … Continue reading Our Experience of Life

Spiritual Spring Cleaning

Every year as the weather becomes milder and the seasonal changes begin in the early spring, although I await with much anticipation to see the blossoming of all the greenery and flora around my modest home, I also have to consider the tasks of straightening up and clearing out of the overgrown plants and ivy … Continue reading Spiritual Spring Cleaning

A Moment of Zen: A Slice of Paradise

A few weeks ago, we were finally able to accept an invitation to spend a few days with friends in South Carolina, on Fripp Island, which is a "...six and a half square mile barrier island located along the Atlantic coast," according to Wikipedia. The Fripp Island Property Owners Association describes the island as a … Continue reading A Moment of Zen: A Slice of Paradise

Consciousness Video Series: Episode 4: Ancient Beginnings to Modern Consciousness

Desc: Scientist leaving the world. Engraving c.1520. Allegorical representation of changes in medieval conception or interpretation of the heavens when it was thought that the world was flat ¥ Credit: [ The Art Archive As modern 21st century humans, we tend to focus more of our attention on our current epoch, and in some ways … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode 4: Ancient Beginnings to Modern Consciousness

Consciousness Video Series: Episode Two: A Beginning

A Beginning There are many different ways to approach a conversation about a complex subject, and I can attest to the fact that creating a video series is probably one of the most challenging, especially if you are not a seasoned film maker or videographer. I've already encountered what are likely the most common difficulties … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode Two: A Beginning

Consciousness Video Series: Episode One: Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes I finally was able to upload Episode One directly to this page. The WordPress servers took some additional time to process it for some reason. So, now that it has been uploaded, the video link to the cloud was no longer needed. Check out the video below: https://videopress.com/v/CuZmcycA?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true For over a decade now, I … Continue reading Consciousness Video Series: Episode One: Dreamscapes

A Writer’s Journey

Reflecting back over the years of my life now has taken on a wholly different character and sense of urgency. Each time I sit down to write these days, I am reminded by all of the objects surrounding me that the accumulation of years has also resulted in an enormous accumulation of memories and souvenirs … Continue reading A Writer’s Journey