Spiritual Principles behind the Traditions

Law of Attraction: a hoax? Part 2

I was cynical at the time, but it did look ridiculous: my friends had plastered colored print-outs all over their house.  Print-outs of mostly ‘sunset scenes’–bruised, magenta skylines and foamy, … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Law of Attraction: A hoax? Part 1

A young medical student in India was sitting in physiology lab one day.  There was to be a demonstration on “the power of intent”.  Who better than a ‘well-accomplished’, 28-year-old … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hierarchy and the Spiritual Quest

The individual has been freed. It happened long enough ago that we can now see the negative side of its extreme: the narcissist. And his narcissistic society. If the self-introspection … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

The mandala, the Buddhist wheel of life, revolves through six realms. Each realm is populated by characters representing aspects of human existence—our various ways of being. In the beast realm … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Ring Bearers and Modern Faith

Tolkien’s analogy has been a mainstay in my mind when I’ve contemplated the spiritual path. The image is one of near-impossibility, an ever-on-the-brinkness that cusps collapse. He must have intended … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Uncertainty as a Spiritual Value

Some people–in the interest of keeping stereotypes alive, I imagine those people who prefer a tie and maybe a suit on Sundays–might prefer the term “God”. Others, who may not … Continue reading

May 3, 2012 · 6 Comments

Eros and Agape Love: Part 3

So, in the past couple of posts, we’ve looked at how there is a certain drive in the universe that brings things together into a more gathered sense of wholeness. … Continue reading

February 26, 2012 · 3 Comments