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I have had the great pleasure of speaking with Joanna Harcourt-Smith of Future Primitive many times now. Here are the links for your listening pleasure!
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Dancing With the World - May 31, 2013
The Roots of our Being - July 5, 2013
The Journey of Remembering - August 30, 2013
Informed by Harmony - October 18, 2013
Gratitude in the Present – November 29, 2013
The Present Movement – January 24, 2014
The Cloud of Unknowing is a penetrating bit of writing by an unknown mediaeval mystic, composed to counsel a young student in his quest to seek God. The author warns that God “may not be known by reason, He may not be gotten by thought, nor concluded by understanding.” In fact, the author declares, He can be found only by love. God goes by many names in many cultures – and some cultures decline even to name the divine presence – but the understanding that objective knowledge will fail us in our attempts to find God is a familiar one. We might similarly observe that reason is not a suitable means for those seeking to find reality. However earnestly you might try, you cannot reason your way into the present. You find it by loving it. [Read More...]
Broadcasting journalist Lynn Thompson is working on a radio documentary about my work. She is fabulous. You can find out more about her on her website, and she has posted a little sample interview that can be heard here. [Read More...]
Three little news items caught my eye over this past weekend. They were radically diverse in nature, but they sort of chimed together in my mind around a single theme. The first of the news items tragically concerned Paul Walker, star of the Fast & Furious movies, [Read More...]
What is the single most destructive influence in our society? There are so many stellar candidates out there – but in all honesty I’d be tempted to point the finger at our idea of success. We have somehow married ourselves to an idea of success that doesn’t have anything to do with wholeness – as though the two concepts could be considered completely independent of each other. We define success largely in terms of acquisition: acquisition of money, power, honors, learning, and more money. We can chase after success and entirely neglect our basic calling to become whole; and if in that chase our wholeness has to take a hit – well, that’s collateral damage, just one of the things that might fall by the wayside as we stake out our successes. [Read More...]
New Self, New World
New Self, New World traverses disciplines and boundaries with ease and precision, gathering wisdom as it goes. It is a philosophical masterwork, a spiritual handbook, a sweeping historical renewal of the human story, and an alignment of the profoundest mystical teachings of the world. Between its two covers awaits a lifetime of adventure.
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