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“The Light of Pure Spirit”, a poem

The following is a composition of mine in the style of Daoist alchemical poetry. Enjoy.

“The Light of Pure Spirit”

Begin at the beginning
For there is nowhere else

Relax the body and the heart is relaxed
Relax the heart and the mind is relaxed
Relax the mind and the whole world is relaxed
If you stop and look
You can see the thin veil
Of a looming void
Practice seeing it,
And the emptiness of this void
Becomes a clear and open infinitude
Of light

Allow the eyes and ears
To look and listen inward
Rest the mind on the breath
Rest the heart on the center
Rest the body on itself
And from this emerges the true mind
As the light of pure spirit
In the chamber of the heavenly heart

This is the impetus that created the world

When you look and listen inward
Consciousness encircles itself
Consciousness through consciousness
Is the doorway to the deep

The center is everywhere
In the center there is an opening
In the opening there is nothing
In nothing there is a mystery
In the mystery there is a light
A heart within a heart
A seed within a seed
A world within a world
A pearl of power and peace
Care for this pearl
Gently and patiently
And the pearl will yield spiritual gold

Carry this peace
Always and everywhere
And it will carry you

– Conner Kees


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Conner Kees
Source For Well-Being – Black Mountain, NC
Making the Medicine Blog

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Zen and the Art of Biophysics

If you’ve ever wondered what the fabric of space-time looks like, take a walk on the beach.

At some point – in some dimension of meaning – metaphor ceases to be metaphor.

The scientist Mae Wan Ho refers to the work of her fellow researcher and teacher Emilio Del Giudice as “lighting the fire of a new science.” This new science entails a deep understanding of the electromagnetic nature of the organism and it’s relationship to light, water, and the quantum vacuum. However, the notion of a new science that unifies disparate realms of knowledge is, in fact, nothing new.

Syncretism is a deep undercurrent in many esoteric and occult systems of thought. From an exoteric perspective, modern physicists pine for a “unified field theory” which can unite all the forces of the standard model. Luckily for us, these “unified theories” exist, waiting to be accepted and more deeply understood. Perhaps there is a reason beyond their “fringe” nature why syncretic ideas are relegated to arcane schools of thought that is more sociological and transcends the scope of this article.

What we are seeing now in the field of biophysics is a realm which the ancient Daoists could have only dreamt. In a way, it is the inverse of Daoist nominalism – the belief that a name is merely a human attribution and can never adequately reflect the thing-in-itself. The domains of physics and metaphysics are, at last, bleeding together in ways that bring attention to the nature of the metaphor itself. In this view, the name is more than a reflection of the object in question, it can actually reflect part of the cosmic blueprint from which the object is made. The fractal-holographic nature of reality is being played out in front of our very eyes. We simply have to realize what it is we are seeing.

Waves crashing on the shore; peaks and troughs bouncing up and down on an otherwise smooth surface; waves on the surface interacting with other waves – consuming them, dispersing them, redirecting them; areas of smoothness and slower motion amidst the seeming chaos of wave interference; the way the waves on the surface bend the light on the floor of the ocean; the bubbles running a “game of life” before being reorganized by the next impending wave; waves within waves within waves and on and on and on… these are not merely metaphors for the wave-like nature of matter and the dynamics of quantum fluctuations. The past few decades of research into biophysics states that water is the closest thing to an exact, macro-scale reflection of quantum phenomena there is.

Ocean Waves

It is the moving image of coherence.

Next time you are on the beach, stretch your perception to encompass this view.

I originally wanted to write this article on the profound peace I have received from discovering the inner dynamics of my deep relationship with the Dao, the Ether, the Zero-point field, etc. specifically through the study of quantum biology.

For now, suffice it to say that after a couple months of intently reading the work of Giudice, Bischof, Ho, and others I had a dream. In this dream I was going through some sort of shopping mall, meeting and greeting people. But in this dream I experienced a feeling. This feeling was more than a feeling of “lucidity” – this was a feeling of being in flow. As I proceeded in the narrative of this dream, I felt like the very molecules of my being were being guided by their future states into their present state. I felt as though  my entire body was sensitive to the fluctuations of the Ether. I could feel it – and I let it move me.

Perhaps this feeling is the same kind of feeling we experience in the flow of our energywork. Perhaps it is our consciousness bouncing off of the interference patterns of the Ether which resonate back at us, infusing our being with a sense of deep harmony and a feeling of unity with something greater than oneself.

The future science of life will not distinguish between it’s humanistic implications and the physical dynamics that define it’s behavior.

All is One – A deeply synchronized, superfluid matrix of Spirit.


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Conner Kees
Source For Well-Being – Black Mountain, NC
Making the Medicine Blog