The Vanilla World View is, in a way, a religion that's not a religion, a belief system that does not depend on jargon. The book, or manifesto, also entitled The Vanilla World View, spells out this belief system and unravels some of the "unanswerable questions" that befuddle so many of us .

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

"The Sun" Lyrics

Dawn light
Gray and red
From within the sunlight fills your head

Force field
Radiant from above
Sets your soul to tune into
The energies of Love.

Weightless dream
Of space and time
Lets your light create, intensify and shine.

Spirit lamp,
This candle burns,
Meditating waves of warmth
I forge ahead, to seek, to learn....

Chakra sparks
From the body's frame
Flash to mind's outward arc,
Burst into flame,
Warms the world around one soul's domain.

Saving you
Saves part of me.
Let's become the Sun,
A dynamo of energy.....

Radiant Love,
That must be you,
The Soul-Mate I've been searching for
To re-energize me, make me new.
If you give me light,
I'll be by your side,
And we'll override the circuits of rage, of war,
We'll paint the Sun on every door,
We'll walk the beach of every shore.

To be immortal
Is but an act of Love,
To be in Love is to live forever.
When you radiate your light, you illuminate the world.
When you radiate your light, you illuminate my world,
The Sun......

Monday, September 29, 2003

The First Vanilla Song Online

"The Sun" is now available in MP3 format via the site. I'll probably tweak it more, perhaps even modify the spacey vocals. If you have any comments, feel free to drop me a line at sassure@hotmail.com with your remarks and/or suggestions. Be sure to make the subject line The Sun, as I get so much spam nowadays I have to apply some pretty Draconian filters.

And now, on to "Tantric Rainbows".....which will be an entirely different experience.

Sunday, September 28, 2003


I'm still mixing and filtering......just a few days more, but so far the song is coming out as I had planned....then on to the generational anthem, "Tantric Rainbows".

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

The Sun

Soon I'll make the first of the Vanilla Songs, "The Sun", available from the main site. For many years I've been working on a project to create a song for each of the Tarot's major arcana. Having already written "The Lovers", "The Magician", "The Wheel of Fortune", "The Tower", and "The Star", I have now finally added "The Sun". Perhaps the chaotic, apocalyptic nature of the world has had something to do with it....or it may be what happened to me last July....or it may be both.

Expect "The Sun" to be online, in MP3 format, by the weekend...after the final mixing is wrapped up.

Monday, September 22, 2003

Musical Projects

I'm at present working on a new song, "Tantric Rainbows", that will encapsulate what I see as a possible new direction for music. When it's completed, I'll make it a freely downloadable MP3 from the main Vanilla World View site.

Some other songs that are in the works are "The Vanilla Love Song" and "The Moment A Revolution Begins".

For a time I was too engrossed in the Cinnamon Love Dialogues and practical immortality to have much time for the creation of music. But the time to finally get the CD put together is fast approaching, and it looks like I'll be able -- at last -- to finish something I've been planning for years.....

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

The God Quandary

Why is it that bad things happen to good people? We ask ourselves this question time and again, finding the whole situation incomprehensible.

Perhaps we are putting too much of the burden on God, when we should be using the God force that is within us to further the overall Spiritual Plan.

One of the pitfalls of religion, and one which we should all be urged to avoid, is what I call the God Quandary:

1. You believe in God.
2. You believe that God is omnipotent, all-powerful
3. Because God is all-powerful, you depend on God for protection
4. Leaning on faith, you become passive
5. Being passive, your Will and Personal Energy are weak, ineffective.
6. With a weak Will and Personal Energy, you are prey to outside forces. Instead of more protection, your belief has resulted in your having less protection.
7. After a few personal crises, and after even more suffering, you stop believing in God.

Sound familiar?

Thursday, September 11, 2003

The Dialogue Of Romance

After what has seemed a mini-eternity, The Cinnamon Love Dialogues are reaching completion. I just put together The Dialogue of Romance, a 14-page journey through seascapes, beaches, and words of love between two people who are hopelessly, obsessively in love.

The photographs are not small, by any means. I want them, along with the lovers' words, to engulf the reader, to take the reader to a place far off, a place where you can watch your future passing, like a freighter bound for Valparaiso, as it hovers at the edge of sunset on a tranquil ocean.

But this is just the start. The Dialogue of Passion is up next......but of course we have to have the bittersweet with the sweet. There will be the Dialogue of Regret as well. Starting off the festivities will be the Dialogue of Introduction, and there will be others as well.

Wednesday, September 10, 2003

The Next Step In Human Evolution

I'm reminded of that effective ad slogan for the ANCF: "A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste". The energy construct that we call human intelligence is an evolutionary step forward, but it is only one step in a series of steps that will go beyond what most of us can imagine.

In a way, the idea of Metaphysics itself is an evolutionary step forward -- it's the moment when human intelligence, realizing that it is too valuable to waste, begins to wonder about purpose, about the limits of our scientific knowledge, about forms of energy we can sense but cannot measure. We logically wonder about our ability to endure after death.

But so far we've been playing a passive game. The next step for us metaphysically is to switch from a passive game to an active game. We have to stop worrying about whether we "endure" after death and start planning on how we can PERSIST after death. Human Will, like Human Intelligence, is also a terrible thing to waste. And we've been wasting it long enough....

For example, we can WILL ourselves to stay healthy...to a point, of course. We can WILL ourselves to live 30, 40, 50 years beyond today's human life span....perhaps a whole lot longer than that. Most, however, prefer to believe that "life sucks, and then you die." In that case, your life sucks, and you will die....a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Combine human intelligence, human will, science, medicine, and what little we know about the spirit world, and you're looking at what may well be the next giant step in evolution. We are not merely energy constructs -- we are energy generators, energy dynamos...perhaps even Spiritual Energy Synthesizers. It's part of what George Bernard Shaw called Conscious Evolution, but few paid enough attention to what he said, possibly because he let his Socialist leanings pepper what he wrote...

When we decide to use the power of the Human Will and the power of the Human Mind to enhance ourselves physically and spiritually -- instead of building nuclear weapons and gunning each other down -- then we will collectively move forward at warp speed. But right now it's just a few of us, a very miserable few of us....

Monday, September 08, 2003

The Spirit Candle

Recently I read about a long-term series of manifestations that took place in a country house in the UK. At first the apparition, that of a young woman, was bright, almost luminous...then, as the years passed, the apparition became dimmer and dimmer until, a couple of years ago, the spectre was barely visible.

I'm not so much concerned with the validity of this "haunting"...but the whole business really made me think about a spirit's persistence after death.

A spirit may be like the flame of a candle: it has form and it gives off light, but like any other energy-utilizing phenomenon, it may run down if its battery gets low. While we are alive, we are in essence "charging our spirit batteries" so that, when our physical bodies finally crap out, our spiritual essences will live on.
But what happens to those whose spirits have little or no charge when they die? And for those whose "batteries" are highly charged, how long will their spirits persist?

Which brings up another issue: if a disembodied spirit can find a source that can be used to "recharge", then theoretically that spirit can endure forever, or at least as long as the source holds out. What enables a spirit to tap into the "divine ground" to continually recharge itself? And what can we, the living, do to keep this divine force strong and sustaining?

It's at this point that we turn to the religions that we've developed to this point, hoping to find the way to "make the connection" with this Divine Ground, this God Force, this Ubiquitous Spirit Battery.....

Thursday, September 04, 2003

The Latin Future

Everyone knows about the recall brouhaha in California, but it seems that all I hear about is how bad Gray Davis is, or how cool it would be to have the Terminator Schwarzenegger as governor. But what does California really need?

For the past two decades the Hispanic population in the U.S. has been steadily growing, but as yet Latinos haven't really made themselves known -- except perhaps in the music field, or in the movies. All of that is about to change. The Latinos are now the dominant minority in the U.S., and it's only a matter of time before their children grow up and, as adults, assert themselves politically and culturally.

With the world in a crisis of terrorism, corruption, bankruptcy, power outages, and military aggression, some serious changes are just over the horizon.

And those changes may start with the election of the next governor of California, especially if his name is Bustamante.....

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