0a34f92c4e5ae4066086a16a401da8b2.jpg
AdobeStock_203333722.jpeg
bamboo-forest-japan.jpg
0a34f92c4e5ae4066086a16a401da8b2.jpg

Overview


>|<

 

To illuminate The Way,

study the wayfarers of old

 

Take up the timeless work

of untangling the soul

 

align heart-mind

with nature's flow

 

journey into the dark

to mine the hidden gold

 

 

When the lantern-lit mind

abides in silent illumination,

the wayfarer's poems bear the mark

of the Great Transformation

 

>|<

 

SCROLL DOWN

Overview


>|<

 

To illuminate The Way,

study the wayfarers of old

 

Take up the timeless work

of untangling the soul

 

align heart-mind

with nature's flow

 

journey into the dark

to mine the hidden gold

 

 

When the lantern-lit mind

abides in silent illumination,

the wayfarer's poems bear the mark

of the Great Transformation

 

>|<

 

AdobeStock_203333722.jpeg

Orientation


Orientation


There are many forms of travel: outer, inner.

There are voyages of discovery under the tutelage of the Great Spirit of Nature.

There are pilgrimages of spiritual communion, tempering, healing, and rejuvenation.

Some cultures speak of 'traveling beyond' e.g. journeys into the Otherworld, the realm of the kami, to various Pure Land Heavens, entering the dreamtime.

In some forms of depth psychology, there is discussion of "travels within"; what mythologist Joseph Campbell referred to as "the inner reaches of outer space."

Pure Land Poetry is a place - a digital shrine of sorts - where all of these forms of travel are a shaping force and come together as a form of creative exploration I call "pure land dreaming."

All of the poems on this site include an accompanying soundscape that usually works best as a desktop reading experience.

ENSO THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.jpg

 

 

 

bamboo-forest-japan.jpg

Pure Land


 

 

...IN THAT REALM

HEAVENLY MUSIC

IS PLAYED CONTINUALLY.

SIX TIMES DURING THE

DAY AND NIGHT

MANDARAVA FLOWERS

RAIN DOWN FROM THE SKY.

 

--AMIDAKYO SUTRA--

 

Pure Land


 

 

...IN THAT REALM

HEAVENLY MUSIC

IS PLAYED CONTINUALLY.

SIX TIMES DURING THE

DAY AND NIGHT

MANDARAVA FLOWERS

RAIN DOWN FROM THE SKY.

 

--AMIDAKYO SUTRA--