And he changed.
Whatever he thought, he was subject to change. Kennedy was one of the few who was entrusted with burying Brother Asaiah. He said the sentiment was to not look back. Kennedy also pointed to an opinion piece Brad Hughes recently wrote for the Homer News. And my concern is with what I think Brother Asaiah would have wanted. The traditional view is that all 66 chapters of the book of Isaiah were written by one man, Isaiah, possibly in two periods between BC and c. Another widely held view is that parts of the first half of the book chapters 1—39 originated with the historical prophet, interspersed with prose commentaries written in the time of King Josiah a hundred years later, and that the remainder of the book dates from immediately before and immediately after the end of the exile in Babylon , almost two centuries after the time of the historical prophet.
Uzziah's reign was 52 years in the middle of the 8th century BC, and Isaiah must have begun his ministry a few years before Uzziah's death, probably in the s BC. Isaiah lived until the fourteenth year of Hezekiah's reign who died BC. He may have been contemporary for some years with Manasseh. Thus Isaiah may have prophesied for as long as 64 years. According to some modern interpretations, Isaiah's wife was called "the prophetess" Isaiah , either because she was endowed with the prophetic gift, like Deborah Judges and Huldah 2 Kings —20 , or simply because she was the "wife of the prophet".
So long as Ahaz reigned, the kingdom of Judah was untouched by the Assyrian power.
But when Hezekiah gained the throne, he was encouraged to rebel "against the king of Assyria" 2 Kings , and entered into an alliance with the king of Egypt Isaiah —4. The king of Assyria threatened the king of Judah, and at length invaded the land. Sennacherib BC led a powerful army into Judah. Hezekiah was reduced to despair, and submitted to the Assyrians 2 Kings — But after a brief interval, war broke out again. Again Sennacherib led an army into Judah, one detachment of which threatened Jerusalem Isaiah —22 ; Isaiah on that occasion encouraged Hezekiah to resist the Assyrians —7 , whereupon Sennacherib sent a threatening letter to Hezekiah, which he "spread before the LORD" Whom hast thou taunted and blasphemed?
And against whom hast thou exalted thy voice? Yea, thou hast lifted up thine eyes on high, even against the Holy One of Israel! According to the account in 2 Kings 19 and its derivative account in 2 Chronicles 32 an angel of God fell on the Assyrian army and , of its men were killed in one night.
He made no more expeditions against either the Southern Levant or Egypt. The remaining years of Hezekiah's reign were peaceful 2 Chr — Isaiah probably lived to its close, and possibly into the reign of Manasseh. The time and manner of his death are not specified in either the Bible or other primary sources. The book of Isaiah, along with the book of Jeremiah, is distinctive in the Hebrew bible for its direct portrayal of the "wrath of the Lord" as presented, for example, in Isaiah stating, "Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire.
The Ascension of Isaiah , a pseudepigraphical Christian text dated to sometime between the end of the 1st century to the beginning of the 3rd, gives a detailed story of Isaiah confronting an evil false prophet and ending with Isaiah being martyred — none of which is attested in the original Biblical account.
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Gregory of Nyssa c. Jerome c. The Book of Isaiah is quoted many times by New Testament writers. The Book of Mormon quotes Jesus Christ as stating that "great are the words of Isaiah", and that all things prophesied by Isaiah have been and will be fulfilled. Properly speaking, awake is not really awake because the golden eternity never went to sleep: you can tell by the constant sound of Silence which cuts through this world like a magic diamond through the trick of your not realizing that your mind caused the world. The outing, complete with raisins, haiku sessions, and homemade chocolate pudding, became the anchor for The Dharma Bums.
Since he was considered the publicist for the beat generation, he wrote to the journalist Carolyn Kizer of the Nation , saying that Kerouac, Snyder, Whalen, and McClure were poetic geniuses. W ith the reading at the Six Gallery in serving as an impetus, Alaska opened up to spiritual wanderers, seekers of the northern lights, tripsters, permaculturists, wildcrafters, greenhousers, seedsmen, backpackers, quartz collectors, kayakers, misfits, highway bums, seasonal workers, dropouts, malcontents, and survivalists.
Motor homes were welcome in public domain lands. Instead of seeking gold, the young people now coming to unconventional Alaskan enclaves like Haines and Sitka were seeking self. In Homer, Alaska—at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula—a new wave of young seekers found the deeply forested region a spiritual haven, far from the mad rush of consumerism and conformity. Seeking solace in the sea, sky, and mountains of the Kenai Peninsula, particularly the temperate zones, they hoped that subsistence farming and fishing were the way off the treadmill of making money.
Curved around Kachemak Bay, Homer—the magnet for the beats in Alaska—was a clannish fishing village centered on a low, treeless spit a long, thin gravel bar jutting out into the water.
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Muir had found the Homer Spit—where fishermen caught thousands of Pacific halibut and Pacific lampreys—enchanting when he sketched Kachemak Bay in The spit was surrounded on both sides by the exchanging tidal flows of Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska. Low, wooded mountains rose on one side of the spit; on the other side was a rolling ridge of glistening glaciers. At twilight, Homer glowed in what some people described as a blanketing halo.
Homer, a magnet for vegetarians, may be where seaweed became a popular health food in the s. Bands of seaweed—such as porphyra black seaweed , palmaria ribbon seaweed , and macrocystis giant kelp —became a subsistence food for hitchhikers along Kachemak Bay. Such seaweeds were rich in minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates. Nestled along Kachemak Bay was a huge raft of sea otters. Daily they swam about in these highly productive waters, gorging on shellfish.
A subgroup with theatrical ambitions in the Los Angeles area performed a Christmas play in which none of the performers wore shoes: hence the name Barefooters. The members permanently shunned shoes; the men refused to get a haircut until world peace was achieved; the women dressed in long, flowing white gowns and liked to serve apple butter on homemade wheat bread.
The Barefooters intended to wear their holy robes until universal love rained down. Love and service were the goals of WKFL. These cultists, forerunners of the San Francisco hippies, devoted their varied talents to humanitarian endeavors such as helping the poor and homeless and extinguishing forest fires. We learn about the earth through our feet.
We learn to tread lightly on earth and not dally too long in one place. Word spread throughout the Kenai Peninsula that beatniks a term coined in late were arriving en masse, hitchhiking along Highway 1 but looking too bizarre to get rides. Alaskan lumbermen prided themselves on their own libertarian values. But what could they make of long-haired people in biblical garb walking barefoot in the snow without guns?
The Barefooters would protect the natural world of Kachemak Bay not as a possession but as a responsibility. Feet, however, were their fetish. Acquiring three homesteads in the Fox River valley, about a half-hour drive from Homer, the Barefooters established a commune in —when Ginsberg was in Point Barrow on the Pendleton.
They named their land Venta.
The Barefooters were more freakish than Ginsberg was in the late s, when he wanted to levitate the Pentagon. By the mids he had tens of thousands of followers. I am the new Messiah. When asked why he was the new Christ, Krishna Venta claimed that he had led a convoy of rocket ships from the burning planet of Neophrates to save Earth; even L.
Ron Hubbard, whose first scientology writings appeared in , thought he was weird. Dormitories were built at Venta, along the Kachemak Bay mudflat on the far outskirts of Homer. The Barefooters became children of the Kenai Peninsula tides. Outside their front doors, glacial erratics dotted the flats. Driftwood and detritus hourly washed up on their beach. Mushrooms grew along the horsetail-fringed shore—not psychedelic ones, for the Barefooters were opposed to using drugs.
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Moose browsed around their acreage eating dwarf birch and willows. But being a Barefooter during the winter months was of course dangerous and nonsensical. It was actually the sparks from welding in their shop that brought about the decision to clothe their feet.
Shuttling between Ventura County and the Kenai Peninsula, keeping the Homer contingent well supplied for the hard winter months, Brother Asaiah was treasured by all the Barefooters. He expressed his truth, international, intercultural, and universal, in the last frontier on this earth, in our little town at the end of the road, Homer, Alaska, our cosmic hamlet by the sea.
For all their peaceable words, however, the Barefooters had a darker side. On December 10, , Krishna Venta was murdered in Chatsworth, California, by two disgruntled followers. Claiming that he was embezzling funds and seducing their wives, they strapped on twenty sticks of dynamite and blew up themselves, Krishna Venta, and seven other Barefooters.
The explosion also burned more than acres in California. A shock wave touched youth communities such as Santa Monica and Venice Beach: How could such destruction emanate from the seemingly benign Barefooters? The victims of the explosion had included a seven-year-old girl and a baby; how could this be explained?