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Hexing (2017): The “Object Petit a” of the Yantra

Hexing is a 2017 supernatural horror film directed by Christophe Lenoir (produced by Vivek Singhania) that whirls around a cursed Ouija (yantra) board, a board that “protects” those who are called to play upon its mysteries by gruesomely punishing one’s enemies. To the death. It’s also the story of Hannah (Emma Eliza Regan), a young […]

Is Tamara Home? Strangers: Prey at Night

Is Tamara Home? On “The Strangers: Prey at Night”

Johannes Roberts’ The Strangers: Prey at Night follows a family of four who become human targets in a vicious game of cat and mouse, stalked by a trio of masked killers while staying overnight in an abandoned mobile home community. And the key question reverberates through our consciousness, “Is Tamara home?” A mantra of death, […]

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Mandy (2018): the Interior Loss of Vengeance

We’ll become a fiery heap of dead flesh and make them pay, Mandy. This is a ritual about the struggle to raise the dead. By blood. Or, if that’s too much to ask of God, at least allow those who suffer to reek unholy havoc on their oppressors’ heretical hearts. Here, on the screen, we […]

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Three Easy Ways to Practice Being Present

Being present is a mindful approach to contemplation, a way for us to be present with this moment. And this one. And now this one. Like a gentle wind drifting in off the tide, within the blink of an eye, the day slips away from you, lost to memory. An ebb of your self. Gone. […]

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Solitude and Desire: An Essay

Night ranges to deep, dips, drips black silence to a cool serenity of contemplation, solitude, desire. And I wait for dawn’s blur. I am no longer asleep. I walk. Stair to stair. For the coming tension and relaxation of muscles moving from bed to kitchen to sofa and back to the dark. This repetition is […]

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Constructive Living: A Featured Article

A few weeks back I wrote an article on the Constructive Living pathway under the moniker “Jack Mahler.” Recently, in speaking with Dr. David K. Reynolds, the founder of Constructive Living, I sent him the article. To my pleasant surprise, Reynolds has linked the article to the main page of one of his prominent CL […]

Radiant Intimacy of the Heart

Radiant Intimacy of the Heart

Cynthia Bourgeault is a masterful communicator of the Contemplative Christian Tradition. This video provides an in-depth speech on the beauty of the objectless heart, and opens the path for a solid starting point for an understanding of non-dual awareness and/or perception of the mind in the heart. Is it a “heady” video? Yes. But, it […]

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The Art of Living: A Quotation by Thomas Keating

The art of living should be seen as a worthy focus of contemplation. I am brand new to the contemplative teachings of Thomas Keating, but am very much interested in the idea of Contemplative Christianity, the practice of a the Centering Prayer, and other forms of Mystic Mindfulness. I’ll be researching these areas in the […]