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September 28, 2017

Building Sacred Ground with Wendell Berry

A spiritual classroom report. On September 25, 2017 I dreamed I was in an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse. Poet, novelist, and farmer Wendell Berry was at the blackboard writing away with a stick of chalk. His first lines were written in Hebrew and then he changed to Greek. Inside these sentences I noticed several words written... Read On
September 11, 2017

From Hallelujah to Me-elujah: Thoughts on the Devolution of Consciousness

The cybernetic anthropologist Gregory Bateson once told me that the old debate over whether human beings are agents of free will or are subjects of determinism is resolved by the conclusion that one only has choice at the level of context. Once one steps into the chosen context, it determines the choices within. Translated into... Read On
August 30, 2017

In Defense of Spiritual Desire: Why It’s Time to Get Clear About What You Deeply Long For

And when the Spirit really did come . . . I’ve never felt nothing like that in my life. The joy! The fulfillment! The explosion! The everything—was there! And I had longed for that. [1] What do you long for? This is an important question to ask ourselves. Before you answer, however, take... Read On
August 12, 2017

Mystical Maps and Following Tracks: A Visionary Report

Hillary and I long ago committed our lives to being steered by holy guidance. Our experiments with spiritual cooking—the art and practical know-how of Sacred Ecstatics—kicked opened the door to mystical dreams in such a powerful way that it completely startled us and assured we’d never turn back. These visions delivered many unexpected teachings and... Read On
August 8, 2017

Hunting for Sacred Ecstasy

“In spite of the abundance of our material possessions and spiritual knowledge, we are missing something. Becoming more spiritual or more aware of spiritual ideas, stories, teachings, symbols, amulets, paraphernalia, and sayings may not make us more spirited. What we are looking for is spirit rather than spirituality. By spirit I don’t mean a hypothesized... Read On

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