.Chris Chensvold

Oct 31, 2023

Making Scents: Essential Oil

Of the five senses, smell is the most spiritual. Fragrance operates on invisible channels within us that connect our body here in the material...
Jul 25, 2023

Spiritual Heroism

There is something out there that can dissipate all our sorrows, instilling both immutable calm and readiness for action. It sometimes appears in the mind’s...
Apr 25, 2023

Be Afraid

The huntsman lifts his ax, but finds he doesn’t have the heart to strike the young maiden. He sobs for her forgiveness and explains...
Mar 28, 2023

Dreaming Worlds: The Expanse of Inner Life

“I feel strangely awake,” Cleopatra says as she readies the poisonous snake that will take her life, “as if living had been just a...
Mar 14, 2023

Destiny vs. Digits: A Numbers Game

German author Ernst Junger’s 1951 book, The Forest Passage, a paean to the path of resistance in a mechanized world, has inspired both radicals...
Dec 13, 2022

Dream Lover

You open a bottle of wine on a rainy Friday night, light some candles and put on some piano music. Curling up on the...
Nov 29, 2022

Enter the Dragon: Harnessing primal energy

“What are you afraid of?” Merlin asks the young Arthur. “I don’t know!” cries the lad, stunned after having withdrawn the sword from the stone...
Oct 26, 2022

Thinning the Veil: A Halloween state of mind

In 1979, around the time horror rock legends The Misfits were singing “I remember Halloween” while dressed in skeleton suits, I was rattled by...