by George Elliott Clarke The Gospel of Tobit I. Though all my kin were seduced, persuaded, to sacrifice—I mean, murder— their kids, their heirs, in homage to the golden goat that King Jeroboam had the gall to erect— statuesque atop a Galilee hill— know that I spat, “Never!” Rebelling, jaunted I to Jerusalem, ferrying with me apples, figs, pomegranates, tangerines, and leading a tithe of milk-dripping cows and young sheep burgeoning with wool. To the correct theologians, the misanthropic priests, brought I tithes of bread, tithes of red wine, tithes of olive oil, to urge on their...Read More
Author: George Elliott Clarke
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.