Philosophy

Into the Mystic: Jane Lead

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Contrary to popular opinion, “Protestant mystic” is not an oxymoron. Indeed, during the first century or two following the Reformation a great abundance of Protestant mystics flourished. The Silesian cobbler Jacob Boehme may be...

The Art of Noticing

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“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice.” ---Joseph Campbell Our multi-tasking/sound bite/microwave/remote-control culture encourages Noise instead of Noticing; Entertainment, not Engagement.  We have instant everything, from messages...

Ram Dass on “Letting Go”

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Here's an interesting 2010 interview with Ram Dass on the process of letting go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LxB-4_MGbc   "Your soul witnesses your feelings, your desires, your fearlessness. Stay  in the witness, not identifying with the desires or attitudes or...

On Merton’s Snow and Watt’s Potatoes

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"your heart is my hermitage" - thomas merton one of the most profound beauties in merton's spiritual journey is his progression from a spirituality of "the" heart as a general proposition in the abstract, to...

Our Victory

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If there is ever a book that saves us it will be a contemplation of Love without pretext or association with idols. It will be about knowing the mystery is boundless and choosing life...

Martin Buber Today

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    this date, 47 years ago, martin buber passed away in jerusalem. he was 87 years old. i regard martin buber as the greatest jewish philosopher since baruch spinoza in the xvii century, and not unlike...

Lectio Poetica: Remember the Other World

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“You are not a troubled guest on this earth, you are not an accident amidst other accidents, you were invited from another and greater night . . .” – David Whyte In his poem “What...

LOST CHRISTIANITY

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Preface to the J.P. Tarcher Edition Do you wish to know God? Learn first to know yourself. –Abba Evagrius the Monk Never in recent memory has the world been at once so deeply drawn toward religion and...

The 10 Aspirations – by Alison McBain

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I. I am one truth of many. Thou shalt respect all gods and religions, not just one. II. Thou shalt not eschew those who make a carved image of faith, for I am a loving...

“Crucifixion”

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"The real meaning of crucifixion is to crucify the false self, that the true self may rise. As long as the false self is not crucified, the true self is not realized." —Hazrat Inayat Khan,...