— J.X. Mason’s Blog Post of 5-27-20
— Mason authored Continuing Creation: A Spiritual Path Based on Nature, Reason, & Science
An Anthem for the Path of Continuing Creation
What is the Path of Continuing Creation? What is the positive, creative, life that it calls us to?
Our Book of Continuing Creation describes our spiritual path, with Essays on evolution, world religions, philosophy, and even mathematics.
But no one described our “Way” better than America’s great transcendentalist poet, Walt Whitman,
In the opening stanzas of his masterwork — Song of the Open Road.
“Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.
“Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
“The earth, that is sufficient,
I do not want the constellations any nearer,
I know they are very well where they are,
I know they suffice for those who belong to them.
“(Still here I carry my old delicious burdens,
I carry them, men and women, I carry them with me wherever I go,
I swear it is impossible for me to get rid of them,
I am fill’d with them, and I will fill them in return.)”
— Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road (published in 1856)