Religion. Just the word itself brings a palpable, observable quake to most thinking persons’ systems. Even those who acknowledge the numinous quickly clarify, “I’m not religious, I’m spiritual.” Who can blame them? We live in an extraordinary country, one founded on religious freedom; yet historically, religion in this country has been used to control, to… Continue Reading Are Religion and Spirituality Really at Odds?
Gut Yule! Did you know that the date set for Christmas was actually an act of conciliation? It seems strange to me that at this time of the year, there’s so much tension about what we’re celebrating, when in one form or another, we’re all celebrating the light. According to some historians, the first… Continue Reading Gut Yule! and the Spirit of Reconciliation
Peace in Ecoland? Ecotone #5 With the holidays upon us, my mind turns towards reconciliation. In previous articles, I’ve written about the struggles both bodyworkers and psychotherapists face as they face each other in this land we share. Personally, I’m envious of my ancestors. Hundreds of years ago in European tradition, and even today in… Continue Reading Peace in Ecoland? (Ecotone #5)