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Epiphany 2023: Journeys Within & Without...

Updated: Jan 12

The journey is an archetypal symbol...Since the beginning of time, some people have felt the inner call to pick up their tent poles and look for SOMETHING ELSE...


In 1973, after several summers of traveling with friends and family to California following waves and the Grateful Dead, I packed up my 1965 VW Bus and moved to California...but this is not about that journey...For a chapter in THAT journey, take a side trip here...


At some point in our travels...hopefully, we will remain open when a "STAR" invites us to the INNER JOURNEY...Where we'll discover the gifts...the treasures...the king...the kingdom...is WITHIN...



NIV: Newly Imagined Version or

NRSV: Nicely Revised SNL Version


They came from the East…East New York…East L A…



On the way to Bethlehem, a racist cop (Jimmy Fallon) on camelback pulls over the Three Wise Men (Al Sharpton, Tracy Morgan, Kenan Thompson) for suspicious activities in the desert. [Season 29, 2003]


They came from the East…East Coast…



Three kings played by Sylvester Stallone, John Goodman and Robert De Niro gossip about baby Jesus while riding their camels to Bethlehem.


So much for “Hymns”…Let’s give equal time to “Hers”…



See more wise women below under "STORIES"...


So much for three CAMELS…



So much for three WHITE men...







So much for three kings or magi...


Let's imagine they were three musicians looking for a new gig...








FOOD FOR OUR JOURNEY...


Ten Cuidado (Be Careful): Before biting in, note that this sweet contains a plastic figurine of a baby inside.


"Sí!, somos tres reyes..." (Por Pedro...)


Be sure to read the description



"Oui!...Nous sommes trois rois..." (Pour Dr. Reagan...)



SONGS FOR OUR JOURNEY...





--as told by the camels (hand puppets)






STORIES FOR OUR JOURNEY...




--the following images are from this charming tale








For FURTHUR Journeying...







Follow YOUR Star...Get on YOUR Bus...







The Journey is to find the king...the kingdom...WITHIN...


In the original story, the wise men traveled from the East westward...In the 60's, people seeking the "SOMETHING ELSE" I mentioned at the beginning of this tale...they/WE traveled a reverse route...from the West to the East...



On Long Island

Sit back and watch The Magical Orchestra recreate George Harrison's "Within You Without You." First up, maestro David Amram introduces the classical instruments of India used in the song. This is actually an edit of two incomplete videos: the opening of the song from The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (2005) and the remainder of the song from The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center (2006). It was a great honor working with two groups of extraordinary musicians.


--the images are an amazing visual masterpiece to accompany George and the rest of us on our journeys through life...


"Within You Without You"


We were talking about the space between us all

And the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion

Never glimpse the truth, then it's far too late, when they pass away

We were talking about the love we all could share

When we find it, to try our best to hold it there with our love

With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

Try to realize it's all within yourself

No one else can make you change

And to see you're really only very small

And life flows on within you and without you


We were talking about the love that's gone so cold

And the people who gain the world and lose their soul

They don't know, they can't see, are you one of them?


When you've seen beyond yourself then you may find

Peace of mind is waiting there

And the time will come when you see we're all one

And life flows on within you and without you



"We are all potential Messiahs sent from the One…but we need to spend time in quiet reflection to hear the individual messages with which we are entrusted…


From an unpaid acting gig at Church of the Intercessor in Malverne, NY - I'm the guy on the left...Like a lot lately...I came upon a midnight clear...Oops...I was led to this pic while looking for something else...


Together with my mate and with other friends, we had the pleasure to visit the brothers at their hillside retreat in the rolling green hills of Weston Vermont. On warm summer days, they'd slide open the barn doors of the worship space and dance in the spirit.



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