The Renaissance and the Unbroken Path

A few years ago, when I started writing the book that would become How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld, I started piecing together this concept I’ve come to call The Unbroken Path. Developed from the interweaving of various orders of understanding, The Unbroken Path is that journey toward ascension that the majority of our religions and philosophies point toward. Yet the journey is not just about the destination, and the Unbroken Path is not just about its completion. It is the constant cultivation of those ideals, the progress of the steps that truly makes the world go around.

When I was talking to Reverend Clay Thomas about installing The Labyrinth of the Unbroken Path at First Presbyterian Church, he said that he would be more able to publicize the event if there were more scripture and Christian theology in it. For me, the scripture is evident as it was written on my heart when I was just a child and, as promised, has not departed. As a matter of fact, I have often said that the Unbroken Path is my portrait of Christ.

Indeed, in the first Renaissance, much of the art was infused with religious imagery. Now that we have reached this particular chapter in humanity, as we make our transition from the Information-based society to the Wisdom-based society in what I refer to as the Second Renaissance, there seems to be an influx of religious fervor rising once again to the top of our collective consciousness. Obviously, we see this in politics as dogmatists struggle to legislate their accepted morality, but also people are seeking out the more gnostic and estoteric meanings behind scripture and its true place in our collective evolution. I believe that the Unbroken Path is guiding us a little more toward that.

Steve McAllister is the author of The Rucksack Letters and How to Survive an Estralarian Mind Meld. He posts regularly at, and sometimes posts at Anything Arts, Sarasota Music Scene, and Elephant Journal, and is currently the Director of Operational Development for the Common Wealth Time Bank in Sarasota, Florida. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.


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