The Descent of Man, Ascent, and Resurrection of a Man


I. The Descent of Man
And then there was Light, E = mc^2 was revealed by the Sun,
M = E/c^2 was employed by man to wage war after Trinity,
Albert Einstein must have been of black and white human natures,
It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom,
Mountains do not do politics,
Today, we are creating deserts,
Tomorrow, we will build the mountains peacefully,
I do not know how the Third World War will be fought,
But I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth – rocks!
The rock of Abraham, Kaaba (inorganic matter – black stone),
Will out live all Life, organic matter, on earth,
The Sun will enter a state of decline, a nova,
And all matter in the Solar System will be reunited as One,
Time will pass, and the finite creation will return to the
Infinite Absolute Void of God,
Thus completing the cycle of creation.

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II. Spirit Light
And Spirit said,
“Let there be lights in the dome of the sky
to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs
and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights
in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.”
And it was so.
Spirit made the two great lights
The greater light to rule the day
And the lesser light to rule the night
And the stars.
Spirit set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth,
To rule over the day and over the night,
And to separate the light from the darkness.
And Spirit saw that it was good.
And there was evening and there was morning,
Walking from the city to the mountains,
In the dark
The light shines on the pilgrim,
Light dances around the body, mind, and spirit,
Embracing impermanence,
Light and dark in harmony,
Like fireflies on a warm summer night,
Spirit dances around the pilgrim,
Bringing warmth to the heart,
And water to the parched lips.
(1) Adapted from Genesis 1:14-19 (NRSV)

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III. Dark and Light
In the night,
It is Spirit who shows you lightening,
[causing] fear and aspiration,
and generates heavy clouds,
Directing the pilgrim’s heart…
(2) Adapted from Qur’an 13:12, Sahih International

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IV. Mountaineer
Up the mountain,
Down the mountain,
Patiently walking with Spirit,
With a mind like sky,
Through dark,
Through light,
Yin and Yang,
Mind like sky…

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V. Mind Like Sky
Thoughts floating up,
Clear blue,
Thoughts falling,
Thunder and lightening,
Relaxing in the storm,
The pilgrim sage meditates,
On Inner Peace…


VI. Rainbow
Revealing a rainbow,
Mother Spirit…


VII. Teacher
Underneath a tree,
The lion before me,
The star in the sky,
My thoughts drift to and fro,
I think of grandma,
Summers on the Cape,
The sand at Coast Guard Beach,
The waves crashing,
Cold New England water,
Splashing in my youth,
Her hands knit a cable sweater,
Moments pass and I return to her,
We drift back to the lighthouse,
To the parking lot,
Entering a Volvo,
Our bodies covered in sand,
We return home,
Resting for a time,
She boils hot dogs and corn,
Her hands craft a meal,
Upon completion we gather for supper,
Conversations drift to John Muir,
Wild Nature protected from human hands,
She gestures, “Please pass the salt,”
The National Seashore is our classroom,
The ocean our muse,
Who would have thought,
From one woman’s hands,
Would a renewed spirit grow…


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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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