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The World of Wonder – Thomas Berry

“The sacred is that which evokes the depths of wonder. We may know some things, but really we know only the shadows of things.” ~Thomas Berry Excerpts from an essay by Thomas Berry that was recently published in the book … Continue reading

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Earth as Sacred Community – Thomas Berry

“Our present urgency is to recover a sense of the primacy of the Universe as our fundamental context, and the primacy of the Earth as the matrix from which life has emerged and on which life depends. The Earth with … Continue reading

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Twelve Principles for Understanding the Universe, by Thomas Berry

“The Universe is a unity, an interacting and genetically-related community of beings bound together in an inseparable relationship in space and time… The human is that being in whom the Universe activates, reflects upon, and celebrates itself in conscious self-awareness.” ~ Thomas … Continue reading

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Alan Watts ☮ The Way of Waking Up

The following is the transcript for the youtube video The Way of Waking Up, narrated by Alan Watts…. “So then, here’s the drama. My metaphysics, let me be perfectly frank with you, is that there is the central Self, you can call it God, … Continue reading

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Alan Watts ☮ The Way of Waking Up

The following is the transcript for the youtube video The Way of Waking Up, narrated by Alan Watts…. “So then, here’s the drama. My metaphysics, let me be perfectly frank with you, is that there is the central Self, you can call it … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein – God’s Gift to the Creationists?

“Only one thing must be remembered: there is no effect without a cause, and there is no lawlessness in creation… The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is … Continue reading

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Shifting Paradigms: Aligning with the Wisdom of Nature

“See simplicity in the complicated, Seek greatness in small things. In the Universe, the difficult things are done as if they were easy.” ~Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching For decades now, the human species has been at a crucial turning … Continue reading

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Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our own prejudices, fears … Continue reading

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“War is Obsolete, All Life is Interrelated” – Martin Luther King, Jr

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live … Continue reading

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The Paradox & Inconsistency of Christian Civilizations

The following was written in 1911, by Dr Charles Alexander Eastman, born Ohiyesa of the Santee Sioux Indians… “The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity. They forget, perhaps, that his religion forbade the … Continue reading

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