beyond me 2006-2007

RESISTING THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

These categories are fluid and might be labeled "while I was thinking about [X]."

ATHEISM, FAITHISM, WHITED SEPULCHERS & OTHER CONTROVERSIES

"Big Love" and revelation: queasiness about revealed truth (8.16.07)

Deliver Us from Hypocrites: "Deliver Us From Evil" (2006) — a documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a convicted serial pedophile

Stem Cells and Souls: I'm not sure why stem cell research on frozen embryos is so controversial. (7.1.07) | Stem Cells & Ethics: After my entry on stem cells, I had a good e-mail exchange with Ellen. (7.8.07)

Religious pronouncements: against the "new atheism" (11.26.06)

Righteous Corruption: why bad people think they're good (5.8.06)

Material Girl, 1: Time Spirituality Quiz (10.21.04) and Material Girl, 2: Considering Fugai's Response (10.22.04)

BUDDHISM

Susan does zazen at the Zen Center (8.12.07) | Zazen Sunday (8.13.07)

Buddhism revisited: sudden swerve back from Celtic Christianity (6.19.07)

The Buddha and Kitty Mom (2.12.07) | Who are your mentors? (2.15.07) | "Siddhartha" and Paradox (2.26.07)

Zazen rhymes with Susan (1.12.07) | Zazen 2: mindfulness (1.14.07) | Zazen 3: juggling (1.16.07) | Zazenita (2.4.07)

Bad Karma: a useful concept (11.13.06) | Reincarnation (2.18.07) | Radio production "What Is Karma?" (5.31.09)

 

CHRISTIANITY

Jiving for the Lord: Crowds of Catholic youth singing together has to be a moving experience. Is it the Holy Spirit? (7.22.07)

Monastic Ireland: Christians weren't prosecuted in Ireland, so they had to give up "red martyrdom" for "green" — going off into the wilderness. From Ireland. (6.10.07)

Holy Trinity! "Father, Son and Holy Ghost" seems like a mysterious remnant from grade school. But the Celts were all over it. From Ireland. (6.3.07)

Knots and labyrinths: The ancient form of the labyrinth has become popular as a meditation and centering tool. From Ireland (5.27.07)

Celtic Catholicism: 6 themes that come from the ancient Celts to the Christian church (4.22.07)

Fishing and Philosophy: reading Father Joe's book (3.18.07)

Jesus, Savior & Family Guy (2.28.07)

Getting down with prayer (11.19.06)

God: Part 1 (10.30.06) | Part 2 (11.1.06) | Part 3 (11.2.06) | Part 4 (11.5.06)

METAPHYSICAL RELIGIONS & NEW AGE

Apocalype or rapture? Are we at the beginning of a new global awakening... or not? (4.29.08)

Chakras for creative projects (1.28.07)

Age of Aquarius?: is the world evolving or devolving (7.13.06)

Looking for Tara: dipping my toe into Tantrism and chakras (7.3.06)

Tarot Cards: first experience (10.14.07)

MYTHOLOGY, CREATIVITY & OTHER SOURCES

Faith, doubt and determination: rules for life (8.19.07)

Snowy Easter: Today is supposed to be about resurrection and renewal and pastel outfits with corsages [Joseph Campbell] (4.8.07)

My own religion: Back in June, while on the road in Tennessee, I emailed a friend* that I was thinking of forming my own religion.** "I'd like to hear more about that," she responded. (3.30.07)

Walkin' 'n Talkin' with...? Who do you talk to when you are by yourself (either alone or while surrounded by crazy people)? (3.29.07)

Source of Inspiration: from "out there" or "in here"? (5.9.06)

NON-VIOLENCE

Thinking about Non-Violence after my interview with Arun Gandhi (5.16.06)

 

SPIRIT IN STUFF

Consignment Shop Spirits: they reach out to me (6.30.06). Later turned into radio program "How Crap Becomes Real (Or How I Got Started on Ebay)" (2.2.09)

 

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