ROOTS AND WINGS: adventures of a spirit on earth, part 1, chapter 2, by Jack Haas

Part 1, chapter two But let me explain. Let me hopelessly explain why I cannot explain what I cannot help but try to explain. Were it not for the fact that God dwells, and is worthy, in all people, I could not just now have so emphatically declared the gospel of my own idiosyncratic dissent, … Continue reading ROOTS AND WINGS: adventures of a spirit on earth, part 1, chapter 2, by Jack Haas

ROOTS AND WINGS: adventures of a spirit on earth, part 1, chapter 1, by Jack Haas

Part one, chapter 1 Out in this world, in this impossible world, in this crazy, mysterious, magical world. Out into this world I came, like a wild thought fleeing its captor. Out and out I plunged, never towards but only away, as if I was born solely to become what God had not yet made. … Continue reading ROOTS AND WINGS: adventures of a spirit on earth, part 1, chapter 1, by Jack Haas

IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 14, by Jack Haas

Part 2, chapter fourteen No matter what I have written here, nor how I have explained or come to understanding, throughout it all I was nothing, and did nothing, for it was the great mystery of life, of the spirit, which did it all. And yet I once had a very wise woman teach me … Continue reading IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 14, by Jack Haas

IN AN OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 13, by Jack Haas

Part 2, chapter thirteen Our selves exist only in relation, whether it be with the earth, with others, or with God. To realize this is to lose yourself in relation, and more than that- to become relation. It is a bond in all directions, and you belong to everything, and more than that- you are … Continue reading IN AN OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 13, by Jack Haas

IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 12, by Jack Haas

Part 2, chapter twelve I have described these events in my life as they occurred and had effect upon me, and as I came to understand them within my limited scope, but I know also that what befell me was only partly a result of who I was and my individual destiny; it was also, … Continue reading IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 12, by Jack Haas

IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 11, by Jack Haas

Part 2, chapter eleven In every one of us there is an angel dying. And yet all that is needed is a shift, an inversion, for at the furthest reaches of the ignorance which ensconces us, lie the antipodes of sorrow and ecstasy. We have dwelt in the former, dark end too long. Now we … Continue reading IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 11, by Jack Haas

IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 10, by Jack Haas

Part 2, chapter ten Heading back down the coast late that November, I had caught a ride on a black-cod fishing boat and we were soon running through the remnants of a hurricane and being thrashed about in thirty-foot seas. That was when I understood why Christ had often chosen fishermen as his disciples- because … Continue reading IN AND OF: memoirs of a mystic journey, part 2, chapter 10, by Jack Haas