Spirituality

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...

Realisation and Communication with the Self

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Humanity has evolved . . . and in keeping with GOD's Immutable Law . . . Consciousness now is the Totality of its Creation expressing itself in the creation, the homo-sapiens as the most...

Turn Left at the Next Intersection

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“Turn left at the next intersection”.  What?  Why is the GPS taking me that way? That’s not how I arrived here and I’m pretty sure that’s the wrong direction.  Billions of dollars and years...

Meditations on Bread and Wine

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I.  According to Zoroastrian legend, Ahura Mazdao bestowed upon Zarathustra a remarkable gift. It came to him in a dream: a golden knife cutting open the earth. The plough. Agriculture, that is, is a...

Violence is here, and it is us

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More than 20 years ago, when I lived in Budapest, a ringing telephone woke me one morning and I stumbled across the room to answer.  Disoriented and groggy, I lifted the receiver and through...

A Deep but Dazzling Darkness

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I think one of the greatest of metaphysical poems is Henry Vaughan’s masterpiece “The Night.” The poem takes as its inspiration the scene from the third chapter of John, Nicodemus visiting Jesus by night....

The Other and Julian’s Promise

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In contemporary discussions of religion and religious discourse the notion of God’s alterity, or “Otherness,” is often foregrounded. This rhetorical gesture, very nearly a commonplace, derives from the philosophical work of Emmanuel Levinas and...

Meditating on the Colorado Fires

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Wildfire after wildfire has been raging here in Colorado over the last few days.   First I learned of the fire outside Fort Collins,  90 minutes from Denver.   Although far enough away to be out...

Cast Down

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Those who have dwelt in heaven, as we all have, know that there comes a time in the life of every angel when God calls you aside, sits you down in a little office,...

Conquering Our Inner Mt. Everest

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You’ve probably seen the recent headlines about a “traffic jam” on Mt. Everest, as hundreds of would-be “conquerors” line up to ascend the tallest mountain in the world. You may also have seen reports...