.Chris Chensvold

Apr 30, 2024

Swing Thing: Look Back and Forward

It was a night to remember, because I certainly do. Mystic Theater, 1997. The 14 members of Marin-based Lee Press-On & The Nails, led by...
Oct 31, 2023

Making Scents: Essential Oil

Of the five senses, smell is the most spiritual. Fragrance operates on invisible channels within us that connect our body here in the material...
Aug 8, 2023

Passing Through the ‘Gates’

According to Tradition with a capital T, human beings are composed of three parts: body, soul and spirit. Earthly life is conceived of as the...
Jul 25, 2023

Spiritual Heroism

There is something out there that can dissipate all our sorrows, instilling both immutable calm and readiness for action. It sometimes appears in the mind’s...
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Jun 6, 2023

Matter(s) at Hand: An ontological split

The perennial wisdom, which discloses the same knowledge in different times and places, teaches that ultimate reality consists of the meeting of spirit and...
May 30, 2023

Pure Gold: Ancient Wisdom for modern times

You really don’t understand why you’re unhappy, even though it’s right in front of you? Well then, let’s spell it out with this handy...
Apr 30, 2023

Crime and Punishment

For those who ever feel like their life is hell, they should consider themselves fortunate, for at least they know they’re in hell. Many people’s...
Apr 25, 2023

Be Afraid

The huntsman lifts his ax, but finds he doesn’t have the heart to strike the young maiden. He sobs for her forgiveness and explains...