(reposted from spring 2010)
it's nice to know we can buy enlightenment. it comes in the form of candles, incense, and relaxation cds made by other people. because other people know so much better which physical objects on this physical plane can connect us best to the spirit world and/or our inner selves.
all you need is a book written by someone who's much more enlightened than you and the fragrance most associated with what you're trying accomplish.
because the spirit world, apparently, has physical bounderies.
so go to your church, because you can't show god your appreciation in the forest. take your communion wafer, because god's in a cracker, not you.
or light a special candle, so the spirits you wish to communicate with won't be annoyed with your questions.
and ask the tarot cards what to do, because the answers you seek about your own life really have nothing to do with you.
yes, that's right, put all your faith in other people and what they can sell you. because your concept of reality is bound to be flawed. after all, you're only human . . .