Subtle body :
the spiritual mixing of souls
"...in the silent, wordless mixing of close friends, I would come to sense how our spirits merged into each other, blended, and communicated in ways far beyond normal understandings; how...the body is but the nucleus of our much greater self, which sublimely extends out from each of us in less dense and invisible forms, and which converges, intermingles, exchanges, and stays together for extended periods, within other peopleís greater self, just as waves come together, combining oscillations, and then flow apart, each still separate and yet now modified from before their intermixing.
It is these subtle bodies of ours which are the hardest to get to know, and yet the ones which have the most effect on others, and on the world around us. It is the subtle body which can sense another truly, feel what they are carrying inside- regardless of what they are saying- and become elevated by their love and integrity, or contaminated by their hate and confusion.
This was the beginning of my understanding of how there is no separation in life, that we are all connected, and that a personís love or hate does not end inside their heads, in their thoughts, but is sent out into the world to ameliorate or exacerbate the plight of all those fortunate or unfortunate enough to be in its way.
Sometimes the nicest people have the most violent demons inside of them. Sometimes an angry man is a saint. You canít tell until you mix inside of them, for the spirit behind the flesh is oft like a wolf in sheepís clothing, and rarely like a prince within a frog. You take others on often without choice, and so your I gets jumbled and grafted with other Iís, and then what you are is not what youíve always been."
What the critics have said about Jack Haas' books:
"...very strongly recommended reading..." Midwest Book Review
"The Kerouac of the new millennium." Frank Wolf (author of Blind Bay)
"...inspires us to rediscover the mystery of ourselves..." Judine Slaughter (Express Yourself Books)
"...Read in awe." Benjamin Tucker (author of Roadeye)
"...groundbreaking..." Joanne Turner (The Messenger)
"...an embarrassment of riches..." George Fisk (author of A New Sense of Destiny)
"...poetic and stunning..." Nancy Jackson (Dog-Eared Book Reviews)
Books by Jack Haas
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