African American History Forum
Once I accepted the fact that my vision is unique I was in doubt whether I should set myself apart from the common possession of mankind, to which I so fondly and gratefully held fast. It became clear to me that every man should exemplify humanity in his own way, in a unique mixture of elements, so that humanity may be manifested in all ways and everything become actual which in the fullness of infinity can proceed from its womb.
Our fantasies seek manifestation. The seeds of this manifestation are archetypes that embrace these poles of opposites. As we express this we manifest the future as freedom. People who have found freedom are the ones who have stepped out of the hypnosis of social conditioning. It's a motley group of sages, psychotics and geniuses that have broken through. They tread what ancient Vedic literature called the razor's edge, the potless pot, steeped in the ambiguities of human experience. And vet its our ticket to freedom. I think as we shed the burden of judgment we seek the expression of love, we find the universe, despite its ambiguity and confusion, is really a place of meaningIt is a generally accepted truism that our greatest knowledge of ourselves often comes from painful experiences and emotions, in plain language, it may best be expressed as "no pain, no gain." I discovered this in retrospect, but suffice to say that I began a fruitful metaphysical journey due to an obsession with writing a book and a trip to the book store.
ORVILLE SPRINGS DECEMBER. 1995 DENVER, COLORADO