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A Religious Outlook: Necessity for Life’s Navigation

There is so much controversy whirling today among religious or non-religious outlooks on life: Questions of God or no God; Fundamentalism or Atheism. Overall, religion is a worldview, a way of shaping and perceiving reality.  In this sense, everyone is religious.  Atheism is a religion as much as Catholicism.  Each structures the way we perceive […]

Mover of Sunbeams

James Hilgendorf is a writer, speaker, poet, and filmmaker. His books cover a wide range of subjects – religion, politics, economics, science, social issues, the future of America. A highly-acclaimed filmmaker, his travel films and documentaries have been seen around the world. He is a long-time member of the SGI, or Soka Gakkai International, the […]

The Religion of the Future

THE RELIGION OF THE FUTURE The religion of the future must be a religion for all humankind. A religion of no distinctions, men or women, black or white or brown, heterosexual or homosexual, young or old, of whatever ethnicity, background, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, the entire gamut of human beings. A religion that […]

The Real Size of the Universe & Of Our Own Individual Lives.

Carl Sagan, astronomer, astrophysicist, and co-author of the award-winning television series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”, once wrote in another of his books, “Pale Blue Dot”, the following passage: “How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, ‘This is better than we thought!  The universe is much bigger than our […]

Hammersmith of the Cosmos

Sound forth your voice, let it echo over the hills and skyscrapers, and bound across the oceans. Craft and mold it to the song of everyone. Time to bring forth the real dream of America. James Hilgendorf reading from his book, “Forever Here”. __________________________________ ____________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author […]

Be Earth’s Dreamer

These eyes with which I see are the eyes of the world – the hidden world that moves and has its being deep within my body and mind, wondering, through the eyes of one human being, at the world around. These eyes see moons and suns and galaxies, and dreams arise constantly, trying to match […]

This Is Our Home

This is our home. This is where we live. Discovering our true place in the universe. We are the originals. _________________________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “Forever Here.“ “Amid all the divisiveness, chaos, and loss of hope we see all around us, a new world […]


The heart of everything is growing through our heavens and hells. The Cosmos itself is blooming. James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books, available in paperback and digital format through bookstores, online booksellers, and on his website. “Amid all the divisiveness, chaos, and loss of hope we see […]

The Multiverse & The Human Heart

The Multiverse is the term being thrown around these days by physicists and astrophysicists and philosophers and what have you – an answer to where the universe we live in has originated – a gigantic hub or spawner of universes like our own, infinite in number, which we cannot observe even with powerful telescopes because […]

Traveling to a New America – Larkspur, California/ Different Visions

Larkspur, California. The Larkspur area was once the site of an Indian village of the Coast Miwok people, reaching back 4500 years into the past, predating even King Tut’s tomb in Egypt. The village site and burial ground was only recently unearthed and then reburied to make way for a large development of modern multi-million […]