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WINTER 2007-2008



 I walked beyond my own shadow out into the open space of an inner universe where self-imposed boundaries recede.


Where is the

  of potentiality?

(In the young,
  of course,
  but even
  further back?)

Where are
  the new          seeds?

In the heart
  of a dying






I awakened one morning at the first chirp of a bird with my mind still fixed upon a phrase that lingered from a dream all we need is each other. Yes, I thought, as I got up to write it down, human reconciliation might well be the essential key that unlocks the kingdom of God on Earth! --BJ


  How about a smoking brick, denoting the existential dilemma of modern man's quest for a raison d'etre and his search for a benevolent deity in a silent and hostile universe? Or something like that.

--Chris Browne



  I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.

Oscar Wilde

Never judge a book by its movie.

J. W. Eagan

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Alfred North Whitehead

He who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.

Henri Frederic Amiel


An individual who has sufficient surety of his own existence does not neet to prove he exists by hurting other individuals.

Robert Theobald

Life is a very simple miracle, happiness is within the reach of all, made to mans measure; it lasts a moment and it is good.

Nikos Kazantzakis

So many angels it takes to get through the day.

Ronald Stefanik


Life begins on the far side of despair.

Jean Paul Sartre


  Get in touch with the feeling that theres nothing wrong with you now, as you are at this minute.
Dr. George Weinberg in the book SELF CREATION (one of the best books I have read on dealing with depression through the zen of doing.)

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape 100 days of sorrow.
a Chinese proverb

Our destinies are decided by a cosmic roll of the dice, the winds of the stars, the vagrant breezes of fortune that blow from the windmills of the gods.

H. L. Dietrich in A FINAL DESTINY

I thank you God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of a sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes
e.e. cummings

... the ultimate truth of our interior life is our absolute poverty, our radical dependence, our unquenchable thirst, our desperate need to be loved.

Lorenzo Albacete



Love lifted me, is a phrase from an old hymn that resonates in my soul.  ( When nothing else could help, love lifted me.) I know of no other way out of the mire of despair and knowing that there is such a way make all the difference.





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"Nothing in there is boring."

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Kiki Joyner Michaelek




THE CELESTIAL CAROUSEL (A Circus of Spiritual Discovery)

By Bill Joyner

This baby is born, weighing in at 51/2" X 81/2" and 91 pages. Thanks to each of you who have invested in this endeavor. The first edition of only 125 copies is sold out, but the current printing is available for a donation of $20, including postage. Just let me know by mail (POB 3411/Sarasota, FL 34230), phone (941-355-4050) or e-mail ([email protected]) if interested.




William T. Joyner

The Celestial Carousel is a collage of original text, social commentary, quotations from American literature, and artwork by noted cartoonist, Christopher Browne.

In this "Circus of Spiritual Discovery," poet William T. Joyner explores secular experience and biblical ideals as a natural/Taoist response to the uneasy rise of worldwide fundamentalism in the 21st Century.


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