Nearly a decade ago, Tom Harpur published The Pagan Christ. He proposed that the Christian approach to pushing a literal interpretation of the Bible is not only unsupported by historical documentation, it is divisive and limiting to our growth as a spiritual community. Around…Continue
Added by Gail Matheson, PhD on March 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Yesterday I participated in a newly conceptualized version of Tent Shaking. Joe Hiscott was the facilitator. Often, Aboriginal people criticize the non-aboriginal population for taking over their ceremonies and spiritual practices and bastardizing them (often replicating practices without the spiritual elements of the practice). Many are offended by white…Continue
Added by Gail Matheson, PhD on March 24, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
What is the nature of the Divine? What is God? These are most likely the most common questions of the spiritual seeker.
It was required in undergraduate Arts programs that you have a minimum science requirement. One of the more interesting ways to meet this requirement was to take The History Of Science. The history of science suggested that our most deeply scientific are of study - physics - in fact emerged from trying to understand the nature of God. Philosophy,…Continue
"Loneliness is not the experience of what one lacks, but rather the experience of what one is. In a culture deeply entrenched in the rhetoric of autonomy and rights, the song of God's lonely man so often goes unvoiced and unheeded. It is ironic how much of our freedom we expend on power -- on conquering death, disease, and decay, all the while concealing from each other our carefully buried loneliness, which if shared, would deepen our…Continue
Added by Gail Matheson, PhD on March 5, 2013 at 10:49am — No Comments