Spirituality

Our First Ancestor- Stephen Jenkinson

Our First Ancestor- Stephen Jenkinson

Mutual sustenance is the archetypal relationship of life. So it is possible to say in contemporary English without any confusion of sequence or cause/effect that whatever sustained your first ancestor is your ancestor. You could call that One your original first...

Source Temple and the Great Reset- Charles Eisenstein

Source Temple and the Great Reset- Charles Eisenstein

I recently visited a spiritual community in Brazil called Source Temple. Drawing primarily on the teachings of Adi Da and A Course in Miracles, it comprises about thirty people from about ten countries, mostly Brazil and South America, ranging in age from 20-something...

Seeing the World As If For the First Time- Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D.

Seeing the World As If For the First Time- Mark S. Burrows, Ph.D.

As children, we did not have to be taught what awe was. We simply experienced it. Recall the first time you found yourself stretched out in a field, on a balmy, late-summer day, watching those soft, billowy clouds drifting across the sky, changing forms with a...

Some People Wake Up: Reflections on Initiation- Francis Weller

Some People Wake Up: Reflections on Initiation- Francis Weller

Again and again Some people wake up. They have no ground in the crowd And they emerge according to broader laws. They carry strange customs with them, And demand room for bold gestures.   The future speaks ruthlessly through them.   -Rainer Maria Rilke No...

The Natural World As Spiritual Guide- Christine Valters Paintner

The Natural World As Spiritual Guide- Christine Valters Paintner

“How necessary it is for monks to work in the fields, in the sun, in the mud, in the clay, in the wind: these are our spiritual directors and our novice-masters.” -- Thomas Merton, The Sign of Jonas Thomas Merton, the 20th century Trappist monk, knew that the true...

Some Thoughts on My 80th Birthday- Matthew Fox

Some Thoughts on My 80th Birthday- Matthew Fox

Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD, author, theologian, and activist priest, has been calling people of spirit and conscience into the Creation Spirituality lineage for over 50 years. His 36 books (translated into 74 languages), as well as his lectures, retreats, and innovative...

How Important is Truth?- Matthew Fox

How Important is Truth?- Matthew Fox

To grasp what is happening in America at this time, it might be good to first meditate on Truth. For many, Truth is another name for God. In my recent book on Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God…Including the Unnameable God, Truth is one of...

Where Are the Dead Now?- Perdita Finn

Where Are the Dead Now?- Perdita Finn

What happens to the dead? Do they vanish into oblivion, their molecules assumed back into soil and strata? Or do they ascend into heavenly realms beyond our comprehension? Do they lurk in graveyards as vampires and zombies, ready to reach their bony hands up through...

Written On The Bones- Alison Luterman Interviews Kim Rosen

Written On The Bones- Alison Luterman Interviews Kim Rosen

In the early eighties I was part of a production called Crooked Eclipses: A Theatrical Meditation on Shakespeare’s Sonnets, put on by the Boston Theatre Group. We didn’t just recite the sonnets; we learned dozens of them by heart and moved, sang, wept, and wrestled...

How Ireland Changed the World—and Me!- Christine Valters Paintner

How Ireland Changed the World—and Me!- Christine Valters Paintner

On my first trip to Ireland in 2007 with my husband John, I read Thomas Cahill’s now-classic book How the Irish Saved Civilization, in which he describes the essential role of the Irish monks and their work on illuminating manuscripts during the Dark Ages. I was...

Finding My Way Into Conscious Menstruation- Taya Mâ Shere

Finding My Way Into Conscious Menstruation- Taya Mâ Shere

These past twenty years, menstrual-honoring practice has saved my life, and it has been at the crux of my spiritual practice. It hasn’t come simply or easily. One out of every four weeks I bawl at the drop of a hat and am an emotional rollercoaster. I am...