SOME RESOURCES THE
WAY OF BEING
Anil Mitra, Copyright © December 2014—June 2015
Founding an institute
It would leave these suggestions incomplete to not suggest some ‘primal’ sources. A general but very cursory source is Indigenous Religions (from Encyclopedia.com). An outstanding source is Make Prayers to the Raven: A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest, Richard K. Nelson (1983) (the link to University of Chicago press site was live as of January 21, 2015). The author cautions that conclusions regarding one Native American group cannot be generalized to ‘primality’. The restriction however is not pertinent to the insight of what is possible and meaningful. Perhaps the most pertinent conclusions to the present purpose are (1) that natural and spiritual knowledge encompass an entire human ecological niche and (2) that the system of knowledge is both deep, wonderful, and flexible (and in this way quite different from our modern rigid fundamentalisms but may be seen as an origin of modern science and religion though not the cause of their dichotomous fundamentalism).
Religious (spiritual) teachers and communities are important for good direction and support (even though we are ultimately on the forefront—at the beginning—without external support on the road to the universal precisely because the universe is all that there is: there is nothing outside it).
Every system has its written and living sources of insight; its communities. Readers are encouraged, if they would derive insight and support from tradition, to experiment with and find literature, teachers, and communities appropriate to their inclination. The internet and the printed literature abound with information.
A primary source for details of this document is:
Resource edition—http://www.horizons-2000.org/1. World and Being/realization/being-elements/2010/2011-2012 jib in-process/second production/1/the realizations-resource version.html. Future field notes to this resource document will supplement the present development.
Also see my website http://www.horizons-2000.org which links to internal and external sources, especially the following links on the site home page: The Realizations, Recent narratives, Field Journals, Sources, Western Philosophy, Archive, and Useful Links.