I know my readers are few, but still, I dislike not posting more frequently.  However, a couple of months ago I started John Gray’s “The Soul of the Marionette,” and it took me down a rabbit hole I’m still exploring.  Gray’s straightforward purpose is the exploration of free will.

The book came to me through a fellow traveler in Berlin last year.  I’m not sure why I finally started it, but it might have been better if I hadn’t.  Gray draws from many esoteric sources, several of which resonated deeply.  They drew me in, and one thing led to another.  Now I’m knee deep in a half-dozen books and have been too distracted to think of much else, though I will review any relevant ones at the right time.  I’ve already done so with “Soliloquy.”

Anyway, I guess I could list the books that have come up so far, read or being read:

The Soliloquy of a Hermit, T.F Powys

The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels

Straw Dogs, John Gray

Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl

Existential Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom

So you see, fair readers (ok, reader), I’ve a good excuse.  I just need to plow through some of this and digest it, and I’ll be good to go…!