by Francis Sinclaire
The Zoo Fence™ is a Registered Trademark
Silence your thoughts,
Discard your memories,
Release your expectations.
What remains is indefinable,
Intangible and unspeakable:
Your very Self.
Seek it tirelessly.
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This is a “LITE” version of The Zoo Fence.
It was most recently updated on May 29, 2023.
It was installed on July 9, 2020.
The original website was larger than this,
but not necessarily better.
What’s changed over the decades is us —
we have aged, our focus has changed,
and the website reflects that.
We hope you will enjoy, and find useful, what is here now.
The Zoo Fence at birth
The Zoo Fence was first published in hard copy
in January, 1996.
It has been on the internet since February, 1997,
first at America Online, then at GeoCities (from 1/1998), then at OLM (from 7/2000),
and now at InMotion (from 3/2011).
Our thanks to Alan Simpson
for the color bar graphic used on this site,
and for his book on Netscape Navigator
providing our first introduction to HTML
umpteen years ago.
Inevitably and rightly, there is a lot on The Zoo Fence about scriptures considered sacred by various traditions. As you read those comments and observations, please understand that nothing written here is, or is intended to be, an academic consideration. We are not theologians, biblical scholars, or historians. We are not experts. In the context of this website, our interest in sacred writings is solely as spiritual seekers who have undertaken a personal, inner journey for the Truth of who and what we are. We know that many of our statements, and perhaps even all of our conclusions, will not reflect, and perhaps may even contradict, current orthodoxy, theology, and history. We mean no disrespect by that, but it does not concern us, for again we are not academics, and this is not an academic undertaking. For us, the scriptures of the world’s spiritual traditions are a guide and a tool and a vehicle which can facilitate and accelerate our own passage along the spiritual path only if we understand their message to us. Therefore, we take it to be our duty, even our sacred responsibility, to discover and understand their meaning to us personally, to decipher what the Universal Teacher intends for us to see in them and to do by them. All of that is what we hope to share with you, and we ask that you read it in that spirit.
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