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The Paradise We Seek
The Reverend Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault on the Christian path to ego death and the discovery of the true self
This Episcopal priest, author, and internationally recognized teacher of contemplative prayer addresses the modern face of contemplative practice, the transcendent potential of religious insight, and the ultimate liberation of women—beyond identification with gender itself.
When God Smiles
Archbishop Desmond Tutu considers the human predicament from God's point of view
The Vatican Crusades Against the New Age
A new report criticizing alternative spirituality
is surprisingly insightful
A papal report criticizing alternative spirituality is surprisingly insightful.
Preachers of a New Pentecost
Two evangelists of evolutionary spirituality are carrying the message of science and spirit to grassroots Christianity and beyond
Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd are traveling the ancient missionary path with a radical new message: the science of evolution may be the key to a worldwide spiritual revival.
Where Two or Three Are Gathered in My Name
Excerpted from the Book: Father Arseny: Priest, Prisoner, Spiritual Father
Witness a modern miracle as Father Arseny, a Russian Orthodox priest imprisoned for over twenty years in Stalin's death camps, demonstrates the remarkable power of prayer.
Transforming the Seeds of Corruption
The renowned Christian lay monk and interfaith activist believed that if we are to survive as a species there must be a spiritual awakening of the human heart, one that transforms the core of limitation into the seeds of transformation.
The Divinization of the Cosmos
Brain Swimme in a discourse on the work and vision of Christian mystic, paleontologist, and pioneer of evolutionary spirituality Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
A Carmelite monk speaks passionately about the joys of living the holy life and the fulfillment found in renouncing what he calls the e'M'pire—the world of manipulation, mendacity, and mediocrity.
The Enemy Within
What would Christianity's Desert Fathers have had to say about the ego in spiritual life? WIE travels to a remote Greek Orthodox hermitage to speak with an inspired modern-day renunciate about the passion for purification that burns at the heart of this ancient tradition.
Could Christ Have Been a Woman?
The late Trappist monk and teacher of centering prayer spoke passionately about realizing our innate divinity, which simultaneously transcends and celebrates gender.
God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
Reigning three-time Heavyweight Champion of the World Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield on his passion for the Holy Spirit, the higher purpose of his work—and how he knew, against all odds, that he was going to defeat Mike Tyson.
The Heart of the Matter
A Dialogue between Father Thomas Keating and Andrew Cohen
A venerated Trappist monk and leader of the Christian contemplative prayer movement explains why “celibacy is not just about chastity. It's about manifesting, in everything we do, the unconditional love of God.”
A Revolution of Authority
From a dialogue with Brother David Steindl-Rast
David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk commonly
regarded as Thomas Merton's successor in the Christian
contemplative tradition, speaks about the essential nature of
true spiritual authority.
Such People We Have Never Seen
A Meeting with Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, Head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church
in Great Britain speaks about
the mystery of silent
contemplation and the preeminence of the true spiritual master.
The Fire of Freedom
A brief (and slightly speculative) three-thousand-year history of women's spiritual uprisings and their impact on Western culture
An Ironic Army
Can two recent books about young people and spirituality—Dharma Punx and Red Moon Rising—help Gen Y overcome irony and apathy in order to save the world?
The Great Work
Reviewed by Susan Bridle
Susan Bridle considers eco-theologian Thomas Berry's resounding call to our ecological conscience.
No Man's Land
“I don't think about men. I really don't care about them. I'm concerned with women's capacities.” A former Christian theologian and one of the most original and radical feminist thinkers of our time dismisses any attempt to include men in a discussion of gender and spirituality.