Friday, October 30, 2015
A short video in which Lohbado says a few words about the name Peter Stumps, which was Lohbado's name before he became Peter. This is a fragment from a cycle of stories, the Stumps saga. Lohbado began the stories about thirty years ago, when he was still Peter Stumps, son of Rosemary Stumps and Reverend Stonehenge Stumps, Church of the Living Monument, a breakaway sect church founded by his grandfather, The Reverend Woodlot Stumps. It was great great Grandmother Isabella Stumps who established the Inner Sanctuary of the Temple nearly two hundred years ago when she wrote her Tiger-Lily Prophesies.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
|Decairie Service Road|
|Saint Augustine of Canterbury Parish Church|
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
|fresh out of the package|
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Lohbado used to go for coffee every morning, until the price kept going up to a point where he couldn’t afford it. So instead of going for coffee, he went for a walk every morning. Often he walked past cafes and terraces. He saw people he’d been seeing for years, familiar faces from the neighbourhood.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Church of the Madonna della Difesa inaugurated in 1919. Inside at the front is a fresco of Benito Mussolini, painted before World War Two. Years ago, Lohbado lived within a three minute walk of the church and the park. He spent hours relaxing and contemplating the brick work and the attractive structure of the building.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Grande Bibliothèque, a large library near metro Berri-Uquam in Montreal. There are many places within the library to read or study. Lohbado often gazed out the window of a reading area to see the buildings in the above photos. The bus depot is across the street, a Quality Inn plus a mix of other apartment towers, hotels and office buildings.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
After crossing the Plains of Radiation and settling in Yamaville, Lohbado studied the Book of Oogah, as well as books on the Moronovian Temple reading list. Lately he’d been reading Spinoza’s Ethics. It required more than one reading to fully appreciate the unique beauty and structure of definitions, explanations, axioms, demonstrations, scholia. If one did a diagram of connections, a triangle would appear. The eternal triangle, the angles always add up to 180 degrees.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Thought and extension are two modes of the infinite substance of nature, according to Spinoza. Extension means physical things have a shape, which takes up space. Thoughts are invisible. Within the mind, intellect organizes a coherent picture of reality. The understanding is able to sort out sense-illusions from scientific fact. An astronomer is better equipped to describe the sun than someone who holds their hand in the sky and notices that one’s hand appears to be the same size as the sun. The senses could be misleading, inaccurate or unreliable, even though they’re only doing their job. The intellect is able to discover abstract universal truth, for example, all sides of a triangle add up to 180 degrees.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Sparks fly if you hit a piece of cast steel with an iron hammer. Hit ego on the head with the hammer of awareness. Instead of sparks flying from the block of ego, little monsters leapt from Lohbado’s mind and hopped away like rabbits. Lohbado thought of this as he walked down the street on a cold rainy morning. The dark branches of leaves and the green and golden foliage reminded Lohbado of being under a cathedral dome. He thought of the warm gold and red earth tones and blue of the icons. Representations of saints and holy figures gazed into infinity.
The branches of the trees made him aware of his ribs. Lohbado all his life was thin, not much more than a skeleton. His thin body often felt like a barrel full of guts... the digestive tract, respiratory system, nerves, blood vessels. The body is an expression of infinite nature. Rev. Woodlot Stumps proclaimed this from his pulpit on Sunday mornings in the Church of the Living Monument during the sixties, when Lohbado was Peter Stumps. When you feel bad, identify with the infinite.
The self is a necessary part of one’s being. It’s important to know your name, who you are, what day it is. Where are you? Where do you live? If you can’t answer these questions, you could be in trouble.
It’s important to keep self in perspective, how it relates to the larger picture. An exaggerated sense of self results in suffering, in so far as the bubble of self gets popped as one experiences change, accident, misfortune, sickness and death. It could lead to conflict.