I went down to the labyrinth. I sank into it’s depths and I ascended to it’s heights. That sacred circle whose intertwining roads are Death and Life, but which was which? I did not go to the labyrinth, the labyrinth came to me. That holiest of holies. That place greater than Time, which seeds each [...]
We begin with experience. Before all else, before even words arise within us to describe our experiences, we must have experiences to describe. And that is what The Way to Actuality is for.
We’re not here to push any ideology. We’re here to explore the possibility of purpose. “Purpose” has been a driving force for us throughout our entire lives; and as it takes many forms and appears in various ways, we are always discovering it under every rock and leaf. We invite you to search and discover with us. We welcome your skepticism and doubt; but we also entreat you to not merely question, but seek until you find answers.
One of the tenets we hold here at The Way to Actuality, and one we hold quite firmly, is this: faith is art. Through faith, the canvas of our lives becomes filled with decisions and actions, and our life takes on a musical quality, filling our own selves and those who look upon us with [...]
Over the past year the work we do on this site has very much evolved. What we are doing has slowly come into focus, and we(especially Luke) have been writing a lot of posts dealing with something that we are calling “faith theory”. If you have been following the Thoughts here on TWTA, then you [...]
My wife and I were talking last night about one way someone could think about the different faiths, religions, traditions, and philosophies. Most of these, in some way, address (1) how we view the world, and (2) how we should act in light of that. In more specific terms, one could consider how a spirituality [...]
Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from this dream? How would you tell the difference between the dream world and the real world? – Morpheus, The Matrix I absolutely love that quote. I have it at the top of the [...]
This Thought is the final part in the overview of model of morality I’ve been working on. Other Thoughts which have touched on parts of the model include “The Present in Motion,” “Decisions, Decisions,” and “How Existence Responds.” “How Existence Responds” discussed the other side of ethics, which I’ve termed “cosmics.” It’s about the response [...]
In the past few months, I’ve written introductions for all three approaches to faith, giving examples of what each approach looks like in actual practice. What I haven’t looked at, though, is how exactly the approaches are being taken. Perhaps more importantly, I also haven’t looked at why they are taken in the first place. [...]
Today we’ve got an interview with Drew Jacob, also known as the “Rogue Priest.” He is the creator of the Heroic Life and author of Walk Like a God. I asked him about everything from why he likes the tangible so much to how he teaches the Heroic Life. It’s a lot of great discussion, [...]
You should never read just for “enjoyment.” Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends’ insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick “hard books.” Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god’s sake, don’t let me ever hear you say, “I can’t read fiction. I only [...]
Behold! A star rises in the west. Across a darkened sea it burns. It beacons to the sailor…It beacons to the faithful. Who will voyage into the darkness? Who will seek out the place of it’s rest? Who knows of the land over which it dwells? Now the thunder claps. Now the lightning rends the [...]