Capacitie was the word used by Thomas Traherne to describe his essential being. Terms such as Original Nature, True Nature, First Nature, what we really are, Now, etc., are the more readily recognized contemporary equivalents. I chose Traherne's description because this site is the result of my interest in Traherne and what he has to say about Capacitie. It is an attempt to combine the strands of enquiry and activity which I have found to most fruitful in revealing Capacitie.
In addition to introductory information on Traherne and the Traherne Association. The main content of the site includes the current NOWletter, a periodic publication of material contributed by the readership, or articles in general about the matters in which we are interested. An archive of all issues we have produced since 1993, together with an index is included. The first edition was circulated in January '93 as an extension of the Dialogue meetings we started in Sydney following the 1991 visit to Australia of Douglas Harding and a follow-up meeting called by John Wren-Lewis to establish an ongoing community of interest in the work of Douglas and himself.
"To realize this instantaneous Now, to live in the present moment, taking no thought for to-morrow or yesterday - must be my first concern. And my second must be to find in this Now all my to-morrows and yesterdays."
There are two sections based on the work of specialists in the field, Douglas Harding and John Wren-Lewis. We include a page covering the work of George Schloss which deals with the significance of Harding's work in the context of the history of thought. The Schloss essays and letters are combined in Volumes 1 and 2 of The Language of Silence which can be purchased as a paperback or downloaded as PDF documents. Another section is dedicated to David Bohm inspired Dialogue.
The relevance of these sections to Capacitie is explained under the various headings. The site is under continuous construction with additional articles and links inserted as they come to hand plus the inclusion of the latest NOWletter every month or so. The various sections and sub-sections are accessed by clicking on the menu on the banner of the page.