Posted here are 3 short volumes of CONFESSIONS OF AN EX-JESUIT that you might enjoy. Some would say that these are NOT poems, but aphorisms.
They are mostly different experiences that I have had, with various new age/spiritual modalities, or summaries of books that I have read over the years.
Vol 4 is presently in the works, after a few years break.
Of GREAT interest to many readers are the extensive FOOTNOTES, citing numerable sources and recommended readings.
|CONFESSIONS OF AN EX-JESUIT|
|Kenneth Pollinger, Ph.D||Vols 1-4|
|SPECIAL THANKS also to the following authors whose books inspired me to write the enclosed lines:
– Spiritual Enlightenment, by Jed McKenna,
– From Onions to Pearls and From Seekers to Finders, both by Satyam Nadeen,
– The Power of NOW; and, Stillness Speaks, both by Eckhart Tolle,
– and finally The Heart of Awareness (a translation of the Ashtavakra Gita), by Thomas Byron.
– These books are a good preparation for Peace and Harmony in Daily Living, by Ramesh S. Balsekar.
Books, such as The Heart of Awareness, write about more general insights into the spiritual life. My Confessions, on the other hand, attempt to apply the more generic to the concrete specific happenings/thoughts in my life.
|I. “In the Beginning…”
Seminary and Afterwards
Why I left
Will of God
Consciousness in the form of Ken Pollinger
Our Father: Ineffable Original Intelligence
My Wife’s Wedding Dress
An Answer to My Brother
My Friend John
CharlieIII. Daily Encounters
The Hudson RiverTrail
T.V.IV. Infinity’s Point
The Point of Infinity
On Route 17
To the Point
An Enlightened Community
The Mountain Top
Out of Nowhere
The Temple of Consciousness
To Grasp or Not to Grasp?
Peeling the Onion
Gestalt Therapy: Awareness Supreme
Sculptor of Persons
Consciousness as Healer
The Goddess Appears
The Fountain of YouthVI. Observations
Walking Between Two WorldsVII. Enlightenment
Gnostic Secret Teachings: Christian EnlightenmentVIII. Alternatives
Believers or Seekers?
The Gnostic Jesus
Codes Da Vinci: Novel or Reality?
Planetary HistoryIX. The New Age Center
X. “At the End…”
My Father, by Erin
|XI. Worldly Concerns
E-mail: Democracy or Plutocracy?
A Father’s Son
“Who are you, Ken?”
The Sacred Sun a.k.a. The 144,000
The End of the Mayan Calendar?
5 AMXII.Enlightenment Poems
Culmination of the New Age Movement
To Be in the World But Not Of It
From “Do-ing” to “Be-ing”
To see God in All Things
Imperfect PerfectionXIII. New Poems
An Instrument Speaks
Is It an Illusion?
Do You REALLY Want IT?
Is There a God?
|XIV. New Poems
A Three-fold Jesus?
On Being 72
Essence versus Ego Identity
Essence ArisingXV. New Poems
JUDAS, A Real Friend?
Illusion Upon Illusion
A Letter From Jesus?
Pandora’s Box: Da Vinci Code
“Ken, Are You a Christian?”
The Path of Awakening: Dual/non-dual Meditation
Jesus Laughs/We Awaken
Dead Sea Scrolls
Improving the Nightmare? Waking Up
The Pathless Path
Too Much (Demasiado)
Ode to Beloved Energy
The Rest of My LifeXVII. Truth-Seeker Poems
Intelligent Design, II
The TRUTH, II
|XVIII. Osho’s Teaching Aphorisms
A Platonic Discourse
Working the Night Shift
“This, I Am,” Meditation
The Witnessing Experience
Two Paths: Which One?
Ode to Yoga
To Technique Or Not To Technique: That Is The QuestionXIX. Mixed Bag of Poems
The Gospel of Judas REVISITED
The 12th Planet/The End of Days
White Powder Gold: Food for the Light Body
Last Night’s Dream
Ode to Yoga