spiritual practices

spiritual practices

PRAYER AND MEDITATION: Are these two practices really that different?

PRAYER AND MEDITATION: Are these two practices really that different?

The following has been excerpted from Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science, in which...
September 19, 2016 × 0 comments

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SACRED TOTEMS: Can a modern, non-Native American really find their spirit animal?

SACRED TOTEMS: Can a modern, non-Native American really find their spirit animal?

The New Age movement is an amalgam of hundreds or even thousands of traditional, eclectic and cross-cultural practices and points...
August 1, 2016 × 0 comments

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DIRECTED VS NON-DIRECTED PRAYER: Working with natural laws and life’s creative process       

DIRECTED VS NON-DIRECTED PRAYER: Working with natural laws and life’s creative process       

During a lively dinner table conversation I once participated in, the subject of prayer was broached. A young woman described an experiment...
July 13, 2016 × 0 comments

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A WAY TO GOD: Thomas Merton’s journey on the Creation Spirituality path

A WAY TO GOD: Thomas Merton’s journey on the Creation Spirituality path

In 2015, preeminent theologian and bestselling author Matthew Fox was invited by the Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, KY, to give...
June 6, 2016 × 0 comments

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LIBERATION SPIRITUALITY: Freeing ourselves and ultimately our planet

LIBERATION SPIRITUALITY: Freeing ourselves and ultimately our planet

“Liberation Theology” has long been associated with the Catholic religion. It began in the 1950s-1960s and arose “principally...
February 11, 2016 × 0 comments

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SPIRITUAL POLITICS: Oxymoron or real possibility?

SPIRITUAL POLITICS: Oxymoron or real possibility?

Once again in the United States we’re in the midst of elections for President and members of Congress. Backed by large campaign...
November 15, 2015 × 0 comments

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THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF ASANAS: Expand your learning from yoga inversions by exploring the symbolic context of each asana

THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF ASANAS: Expand your learning from yoga inversions by exploring the symbolic context of each asana

My introduction to yoga came from a video a friend gave me back in 2000. I remember the moves feeling really good, even familiar...
November 6, 2015 × 0 comments

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: A young psychic’s first experiences with the spirit world

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: A young psychic’s first experiences with the spirit world

The following has been excerpted from Expect the Unexpected, a memoir and spiritual guidebook that Bill Philipps has written about...
October 19, 2015 × 0 comments

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HEALING HUGS: 3 observations from watching Amma hug people

HEALING HUGS: 3 observations from watching Amma hug people

A couple of years ago, I attended an event in NYC by amma.org, a non-profit whose spiritual leader is known as Amma, also known as...
July 24, 2015 × 0 comments