Sunday, October 30, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 15



With this excerpt the 3rd audio tape of the series begins. Gil again mentions that Luke tells Jesus' story by telling stories...in the manner of a 'florilegium' which is an anthology or collection of brief extracts or writings - something Gil believed aptly described his own style. (note - the Cornerstone Forum's previous moniker was The Florilegia Institute.) We pick up the narrative with Chapter 6 of the Gospel of Luke...


Thursday, October 27, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 14



The pharisees ask Jesus why he and his disciples eat and drink while John the Baptist and his disciples fasted...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 12




The Sufi poet Rumi gives the advice: "Be like one who, when he enters the room, luck shifts to the one who needs it."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 11



Jesus in Capernaum healing a leper...on Lake Gennesaret in Galilee and two boats



In this excerpt Gil makes reference to the work of Jean-Michel Oughourlian, one of Rene Girard's collaborators in his book "Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World". The work Gil was referring to in this piece is entitled "The Puppet of Desire" which is now out of print. Oughourlian's most recent book in English is "The Genesis of Desire" - a link to the Amazon offering is below (if you follow this link and order the book the Cornerstone Forum receives a bit of the revenue...thank you)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 10



Jesus in the synagogue of Nazareth...all eyes are fixed on him

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 9



Led by the Spirit into the wilderness, Jesus faces the test...

Sunday, October 09, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 8



The baptism of Jesus...and the earliest creed in a voice from heaven

Thursday, October 06, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 7


John the Baptist and the urgent need for forgiveness...because
the valleys will be filled and the mountains leveled
...the hierarchies of the old sacred system are being undermined.

Monday, October 03, 2011

from the Archives: Poetry of Truth Part 6


Nunc dimittis...Simeon's prophecy: Jesus as a sign of contradiction. The evolution of consciousness...our thoughts will be revealed because He is rejected...this is an epistemological revolution.