Consciousness

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Turning Our Crises Around from the Inside Out

Essay

Classically, in a rite of passage, there is a deep descent into the darkness, the heart of the unknown, and a return home, bearing its light and its gifts, healing and transformation. Today we are being called to make this passage, each in our own way, personally and collectively.

In the Hands of Alchemy

Gallery

"I needed to know if there was a God and I risked my life to find that out. I know now that we risk far more when we attempt to create a life devoid of a personal relationship with our God."

Mystical Anarchism, a Spiritual Biography

Conversation

Alnoor | When people ask me, "what’s the most important thing I can do," I often say to people, especially in the spiritual community: to understand how neoliberalism works. We must understand how capitalism works because it is the very oxygen in which we are breathing. It has intermediated every aspect of our lives.

Holding a Seed for the Future

Introduction

The future will not be as we have planned—our world is already too far out of balance. But this may be our most important gift to future generations—a belief in living Oneness.

Healing the Wounded Mind

Essay

To have inner strength requires that we carry vision within us. Also, that we learn, or at least accept responsibility for, transmitting that vision.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Code of Global Ethics

Article

At the turning of the Millennium, the United Nations chose Thich Nhat Hanh's code of global ethics, the Five Mindfulness Trainings, as the foundation for a non-sectarian ethical path for humanity.

Beyond ‘Sacred Activism’

Introduction

The subtle and tenacious bonds of language shape and express our default beliefs about the world. We need a path beyond such limiting structures, a descent into the substrate, a journey into the interstices of the existential.

Every Act a Ceremony

Article

The ceremony, which only makes sense if holy beings are watching, draws us into an experiential reality in which holy beings are indeed present.

New Spirit, Wise Action

Introduction

The times we live in ask much of us. How can we know the best ways to respond to the converging crises we face? How can we live lives of deep meaning and joy in the midst of confusion and pain, and be catalysts for positive change?

The Sun of Darkness

Article

The center and the periphery are changing places. This is part of a larger epochal shift that we can best understand through a mythological and cosmological lens.