Rip Parker
6 min readMay 30, 2024

This is an unplanned exploration that may or not be shared. As with all explorations, I am unsure where this goes.

Many years back my meditations began with a commitment to Truth, whatever it is, wherever it leads, whatever the apparent costs. Those sessions were remarkably beneficial producing life changing dream revelations I never expected.

This is not a review of my personal revelations. Rather, I intend to explore the concept of “Truth” in as pure a way as possible, what it means and how we might (not “should”) approach it.

I personally have no higher concept than Truth. We are told by NDE’rs that the experience of “the other side” is one consistently characterized by an overwhelming sense of Love beyond description.

This is such a consistent report, I accept it as True, especially due to its support in the Tibetan and Egyptian Books of the Dead which date back to millennia.

For me, Truth is the measure of all value, even that of Love. This in no way diminishes the value of Love. Rather, it certifies it.

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We each have our perspectives of truth that depend on numerous factors. With an open mind, which I see difficult to obtain but necessary to the discovery of Truth, we must be willing to relinquish our current perspectives in recognition of their limitations. This is never easy.

Truth is far too great a concept for me to generally discuss. I must find examples to which we…



Rip Parker

Geophysicist, lawyer, mediator, student of Jung, phenomenology, semiotics