We are a poorer culture without the great defenders of tradition that Huston Smith represented. No doubt, I was a better thinker, a more informed and thoughtful individual as a result my encounter with his work. Most would be—mystics and scientists alike.
Too often we imagine life and reality to be fixed and unchanging. I call this the “spell of solidity.” Evolutionary thinking is breaking that spell. We’re learning so much about how things in nature develop—including us.
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