Q: How does Universalism/Perennialism* reconcile the vast differences between religions? *These terms aren’t identical, but there is a great amount of overlap, and I identify as both. A: Perennialism, to a large extent, and Universalism to a lesser one, are not distinct theological statements that can be contrasted with other religions. They are, in a […]
If your ego is the main character at the center of your unique “I am” story, your soul is what your character experiences as it starts to suspect that it is being played by an actor. This experience makes no sense in the context created within the walls of the stage, but something tells you nonetheless that it’s true, that when the curtain falls on this stage, you, the actor, will persist.
Perennialism itself is neutral regarding methodological naturalism and the products of the scientific method. They are two distinct lenses looking at the universe in different ways for different purposes. Omniperennialism on the other hand does have some overlap with science, and holds contemporary science to be one of the important theological languages by which humankind […]
If we ever want to see the potential of full integration body and Consciousness –between self and Self– come to fruition, we need a non-dual spirituality that doesn’t annihilate the former in favor of the latter.
What the Trinity represents is the non-dual relationship between the finite and the Infinite, between that which is bound to linear time-space and that which is Eternal beyond time-space. Three is the “magic number” that recognizes the distinction that makes relationship possible (“not one”) but also breaks down the duality that appears to destroy the unity inherent in the relationship (“not two”).
During the silent worship portion of Quaker meeting today, a Friend ministered to the community by asking, “Do we live the Gospel?” and then sitting down, in that wonderfully open-ended, Quakery kind of way. My deep aversion to speaking in public got the best of me. (I’m still getting my feet wet with the idea […]
I don’t trust disorganized religion.
Look at it closely and you’ll inevitably find some reactionary yahoo who figured out there is nothing to figure out and wants to sell you that information.
This is a condensed version of an article originally published at Not Two. Faith is not the opposite of doubt. It is the absence of fear. Like “God” and “divine,” faith is one of those pesky words that seems to erode the meaning of any sentence where it is placed rather than contribute to it. […]