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She is a phantom of delight,
In thoughts of angelic light.
A mortal be, to share with me,
My deepest thoughts of eternity.

- George Rapanos
The Tao of Tribute Money
by George Rapanos (Paperback - July 1995)
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Preface to the Tao of Tribute Money
The purpose of life is to seek and experience God. When you experience God your life is forever changed. The "Tao of Tribute Money" is about the search toward this experience. Individual effort as well as grace are both necessary for spiritual progress. Many of the writings in the "Tao of Tribute Money" at first reading seem obscure and fragmented. Some of what at first sight seems obscure will be clarified if the reader becomes aware of its esoteric meaning. The obscurity and fragmentation are certainly, in part at least, intentional; the reader is being asked to look at some problem in an unfamiliar way, so that we are teased or goaded, rather than logically led into understanding. The paradoxical obscurities, fragmentation's, prose, poetry, quotations, parables and wisdom tales are all there because the underlying message is genuinely inexpressible. They are there to 'allure' the mind in order to manifest the truth to you by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost you may know the truth that exists outside of the human condition.




In Search of the Hidden Treasure
by George Rapanos (Paperback - July 1995)
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Pearls of Great Worth
by George Rapanos (Paperback)
Original and Inspirational Poetry by George Rapanos
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Tao Tribute Money Intro:

The Tao of Tribute Money is a "source book" dealing with religious transcendence...the "paradox" is beyond the secular and the religious, the finite and the infinite, and falls very much into Eastern and Western concepts of transcendence. The paradoxes serve to highlight the inherent limitations of our mind, and mark off in some way the boundaries of the unknown territory where God dwells.

It is not my intent to reveal a set of truths about God, as much as it is an attempt to convey through prose, poetry, quotations, parables and figures of mythological importance the intuition of reality that touches the heart, and burns and stirs the soul.

The book evolved from a religious revelation which I had in 1984, and is an anguished, forthright attempt to come to grips with the religious issues which I found hostile and unfriendly and contained in daily life. It is both a spiritual affirmation of my faith and an encouragement to those who wish to follow a path that may lead them to spiritual fulfillment.



In Search of the Hidden Treasure Intro:

In Search of the Hidden Treasure, "The Pearl off Great Worth" is a book dealing with religious transformation. It is an aggregate of various sources as diverse as Buddha, Meister Eckhart, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walt Whitman, and the Bible.

This book is both a spiritual autobiographical affirmation of my faith and encouragement to those who wish to follow a path that may lead them to spiritual fulfillment. It evolved from a religious revelation which I had in 1984, and is an anguished, forthright attempt to come to grips with the religious issues which I found hostile and unfriendly and contained in daily life.

It is not my intent to reveal a set of truths about God, as much as it is an attempt to convey through prose, poetry, quotations, parables, wisdom tales and my own mythological story and poetic works, the intuition of reality that touches the heart, and burns and stirs the soul. I have written what I feel is crucial and important in describing the reality of truth.