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A Covenant With Mystery

May the Great Mystery make sunrise in your heart.             ...

Unschooling my Spirituality

Ellen Rowland is finding depth, purpose, and joy in freeing both learning and spirituality from...

The Planetary Jew

 Playful lessons on living from the oh-so-observant wise man, Bernie DeKoven.  I think it’s been...

An Interview with Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman is an award-winning author. Her three novels, published in the Young Adult...

Homo Religiosus in Big History: The Prospect of Human Spiritual Unity

 The unity of humankind’s religious history is obvious, once one sees it. We have, however, been...

Welcoming Death as a Teacher: A Yogic Approach

 It is said that Death was first a man - the most just, fair man who ever lived. Yogic...

Mary’s Soft Blue Mantle

Kintsukuroi (image credit: Wikipedia)

The Shattered Heart Is Joined

Antonio D’alfonso poem

Mr. Tempus

Josie Di Sciascio-Andrews

Poetic Alchemy


Standing In Your Rightful Place

Pers0nal Journeys

Making Belief


Applied Spirituality

Outwit The Numbing Trance

Outwit The Numbing Trance

You can count on Rob Brezsny to cook up a feast of dissident enlightenment, joyous upheaval, orgiastic compassion, insurrectionary beauty, and divine subversion. Here's a taste. How can we outwit and escape the numbing trance that everyday routine seems to foster?...

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Healing Practices

Mysticism & Experience

The Path of the Mystic: Kabbalists and Shamans

The Path of the Mystic: Kabbalists and Shamans

Shulamit Elson writes, "Buried within the soul of every human being lies a sacred spark. This spark manifests as our drive to grow and develop spiritually; a drive arising from the core of our being." Mysticism and the mystics who practice and teach it have appeared...

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The Braided Way is a framework to see every faith tradition as a strand, braided into a larger whole of spiritual awareness. In the Braided Way, combining spiritual practice from various faiths allow us to explore sacred experience and wonder in forms that resonate with our personal spiritual needs and sacred intuitions. In today’s culture, many people shun religious dogma, but yearn for spiritual connection. The Braided Way allows the ceremonies and practices of multiple faiths to be available without the confinements of cultural dogma.


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