A Pilgrimage Towards Knowledge
A Road to Consciousness and Spiritual Wisdom begins with a turn from reticence.
Here bygynneth the Book of the tales of Caunterbury
Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote,
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licóur
Of which vertú engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open ye,
So priketh hem Natúre in hir corages,
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes,
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially, from every shires ende
Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
The hooly blisful martir for to seke,
That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.
The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue
BY GEOFFREY CHAUCER
A New Journey Beckons
As the new year dawns, I find myself at the threshold of a new journey that will lead me and my partner in crime, Kyle down a path of learning, a pilgrimage to truth. I look to the journey with hope and expectation of following a path towards truth that was long since been detoured by life. I am eager to wrap up my undergraduate studies in Theology, yet I approach the new road towards Philosophy with a sense of trepidation. In beginning this path of higher education, I began with an arrogance that had been well entrenched in my false sense of self, and the path towards scholastic enlightenment had awakened me to the profound truth that I was an ignorant babe in the woods.
So, as I begin this path, I would like to share with you in this pilgrimage, from what I have learned and the insights gained, to the joys and pains that will accompany the long road ahead. As I finish my final term in my undergraduate studies, I will share with you the insights gained from a book that one of my professors gifted to me
Studies in Religious Philosophy, by Robert W. Hall. What I hope to accomplish is a primer in the Philosophy of Religion that will prepare me for the more rigorous studies ahead and by doing so, share with you, the reader the historical, philosophical, political, and religious observations that are gained through the chapters I read. I hope this to be a systematic approach of what is a synopsis of some very difficult topics to examine and thus share with you in my education.