I was invited by Prof Boonzaier to give a seminar at the University of Pretoria last week, and embraced the opportunity with an appropriate measure of doubt . . .
Many years ago I had shied away from the academic world, mainly because of it’s mandated refusal to include study of the aspect of Spirit in the human sciences. Evolution however, both physical and spiritual, is slow but certain . . . life continues, people change as they follow the questions that arise in their Being, and sooner or later, they come to live those changes into the world . . . for all of us, it is the activity of our ‘doubt striving for certainty’ that fuels much of our human endeavour on this earth.
So anyway, I did a one and a half hour talk to a receptive group of people, some accomplished academics amongst them. The response was extremely gratifying, and I am thankful for the affirmation of my thinking and of my work . . . I was then asked by the head of the Anthropological faculty, a delightful human evolved out of scottish geography called Fraser McNeill, to immediately give a second lecture to the entire anthropological student body. We drank a coffee, and sallied forth to face three hundred young minds questing for wisdom in a world hardened by re-synthesized information.
I gave another hour to the insistence that future anthropology includes full consideration for the spiritual component of the living human . . . the response was magnificent. Of course in the audience there were some that still slept, and others that still dreamed, but the wide-awake amongst them are asking the right questions.
It is my hope that my book finds it’s way into those corridors, and that I can contribute to future thinking with regard to the human journey in this world.
The very fact of Spirit, is the entire reason that we gather in various groups around our earth in search of a wisdom that will serve as guide for humanity in these challenged times . . . and few are exempt from this need. My question to any thinking human remains . . . Tsamkwa /tge? . . . are your eyes nicely open?