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The Cloud of Unknowing and Carl Jung’s’ Collective Unconscious

Posted on 30 August 2019, 15:33

The Bible story

Perhaps you remember the story from the Gospel of Matthew, where Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a high mountain. At the peak they see him transfigured as he truly is spiritually, shining white. With him were Moses and Elijah.  Then a “bright cloud covered…

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Acceptance Therapy – Meditation

Posted on 03 June 2019, 10:16

I do so like Lisa Engelhardt’s little book, Acceptance Therapy, it’s good to read and absorb before nondual meditation.
Here are a few quotes:

“Acceptance doesn’t mean giving up hope, it…

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Posted on 14 May 2019, 12:01

This anonymous work of Mysticism was written in the 1300s continues to inspire many until the present day.  A South Korean video introduces it well:


You have to read this book with your heart.

Being smart or well educated…

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Exploring Non-dual Meditation – Centring Prayer.

Posted on 15 April 2019, 10:49

How to relate to a God who is in all, through all, and above all? ... to a God who is experienced as Creator, and in the created, the sensory-physical world in which we are now incarnate?  Plato called the Creator the world of Ideal Forms, physicist David Bohm called theCreator “the Implicate…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 5: The Twelve search continues

Posted on 11 March 2019, 17:54

“He always knew that my temple was a house of cards”

I have already described how Stephen the Martyr, in his role as spiritual director, set us ”sitters” in our group the task of “finding twelve.”
In a first episode, we opined that as we were twelve in number, we were…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 4: The Twelve search continues

Posted on 06 February 2019, 10:13

In the previous blog I described how Stephen invited us to choose Twelve.  As the number of people joining in our conversations…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 3: The Search for the Twelve

Posted on 16 January 2019, 18:22

In preparing my book, Afterlife Teachings from Stephen the Martyr, I chose those conversations I thought to be the most helpful to those who read the book. My book could leave the impression that we were saintly people, eager to hear and to put his teachings into practice. But the truth…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 2

Posted on 10 January 2019, 18:19


White Crow Publisher, Jonathan Beecher, invited me to write a blog on what convinced me that we were truly hearing from Stephen the Martyr, and at first I thought that the best thing I could do would be to refer once again to an issue of The Ground of Faith, where I study some dialectical…

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The story behind Afterlife Teachings of Stephen the Martyr: Part 1

Posted on 04 January 2019, 10:12

As Athene Sprang Fully Formed from the Head of Zeus

As Athene sprang fully formed from the head of Zeus, so the spirit of Stephen the Martyr emerged from the ocean of relationships that we call God, in all through and above all. Currents in this ocean swept almost a dozen of…

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Posted on 06 November 2018, 17:14

Immediately after the Second World War, in 1946,  Aldous Huxley published a much praised book, The Perennial Philosophy, where he attempted to describe what was in common between the world’s great religions.  It is perhaps an oversimplification, but words of St Paul give us the…

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After a Suicide by Sylvia Hart Wright – Now Rita's a very spiritual woman, very religious, and this kind of thing has happened to her a lot. She finally decided she's not crazy, she just sees people after they've died. What she does in response is she prays for them. So she was telling me, "Laura, I really think Dave needs our prayers. I think he's stuck." And that word jumped into my head. I'd completely forgotten my nightmare but that word "stuck" jumped in my head and it really disturbed me. Read here
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