Pete Seeger once said that contrary to "In the Beginning was the Word," the truth was that "In the Beginning was the Beat"

At the risk of repeating a cliche, music truly is the universal language. To carry this further, music is the language of the universe. All that is, vibrates at predefined frequencies, in mathematical precision and rhythm ---

In a word..... Music!

The Compassionate Teacher
Nichiren Shonin
declared that the Name of this Music is


as he chanted this wonderful Daimoku April 28, 1253 atop Mount Seijo-zan facing the rising sun and viewing the magnificent panorama of the Pacific Ocean

An it harm none, do as thou wilt

The Wiccan Rede

"Inheritor of a Dying World, we call thee to the Living Beauty.
Wanderer in the Wild Darkness, we call thee to the Gentle Light.
Long hast thou dwelt in Darkness -- Quit the Night and seek the Day"

Neophyte Initiation, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

"Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you... Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try as many times as you think necessary. The ask yourself and yourself alone, one question... Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use."

Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan

Welcome to my peaceful little corner of the Web

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy your stay.

You won't find anger or attitude here, as Nichiren Shonin taught we have a choice to live in the hellish worlds or the heavenly worlds at any given moment in our lives, and I would hope to add this little place as perhaps an oasis of tranquility, meditation and music.

Wallace Hughston Lodge
No. 1393
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons
El Paso, Texas, USA

Worshipful David Desbian, Master
James R. Walker, Secretary

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Webmaster's Note (and rant):

Perhaps the monolithic, trans-national corporations have always been a major force in the conduct of public policy.  However, to my knowledge, it has never been so blatant, nor has there been an administration of the U.S. Government that has so thumbed its nose at the will of the governed. Not since the days of the Red scare has it ever seemed that conformity and consensus are seen as "patriotism." It seems that "Americanism" is now defined as "flags per SUV." I do not use illegal drugs, but those that do are accused of "helping the terrorists," while those that burn gasoline at 11 miles per gallon are not. Is there a bit of disconnect here?

Why is there no outrage? Is a call for reasonable discourse suddenly unpatriotic?

Revolutions have been waged by those courageous enough to buck the status quo, including the Revolution of 1776! The apathetic are sheep.  Never before has it been more true than today the phrase:
"All that is required for evil to prosper than for good men to do nothing."

If the opinions stated on this site cause me to be a target of the leaders of the right wing and their reactionary shills, then I've fulfilled a noble purpose with my head unbowed.

If you are willing to be a sheep, then that is certainly your right.  However, it is incumbent upon those who value true liberty not to be led to the slaughter with you, or, if we must be slaughtered, to refuse to go quietly.

Websites and email are now subject to observation by the powers-that-be under the provisions of the so-called "USA Patriot Act."

It is obvious that the imperious cabal in power in the government of the U.S.A. is able to rationalize any sort of outrage against its people by appealing to their fear of "terrorism" (by which the government labels any faction that stands in opposition with it -- whether by violent means or not.)
All that is necessary to label someone a "terrorist" is the say-so of the powers that be, with no evidence apparently necessary or even wanted.

Your free access to information is being threatened.... horrendous violations of privacy, freedom of association and freedom of speech are being carved away under the pretense of "fighting terrorism." You may say, to the effect that you are violating no laws, therefore you are not a target. If those in power have their way, you will be, eventually, unless you conform to their bland vision. This issue is not partisan.... it matters not whether you are Republican, Democrat, Socialist, Green, or independent.

If you care, these links will give you some ideas.

To ensure that your mail and messages are only read by those whom YOU decide should, always encrypt those private messages!

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