Tag Archives: Julian of Norwich

Universal Restoration

Love Summary for the Year: Week 2 Universal Restoration Friday, December 30, 2016 There were a number of fathers in the early church (the first four centuries C.E.) who believed in apokatastasis, “universal restoration” (Acts 3:21). They believed that the real meaning of the resurrection of Christ was that God’s love was so perfect and Read More »

One God, One Love

Union One God, One Love Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Lady Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c.1416) is one of my favorite mystics. Julian experienced her showings, as she called them, all on one night, probably May 8, 1373. It was such a profound experience that she asked the bishop to enclose her in a small anchor-hold Read More »


The Perennial Tradition Oneing Friday, November 25, 2016 We must finally go back to the ultimate Christian source for our principle—the central doctrine of the Trinity itself. Yes, God is “One,” just as our Jewish ancestors taught us (Deuteronomy 6:4), and yet the further, more subtle level of meaning is that this oneness is actually Read More »

Path of Descent: Weekly Summary

Path of Descent Summary: Sunday, October 16-Friday, October 21, 2016 The pattern of down and up, loss and renewal, enslavement and liberation, exile and return, transformation through darkness and suffering is quite clear in the Hebrew Scriptures, and Jesus evidently sees himself as representing this pattern. (Sunday) Rather than look for impressive apparitions or miracles, Read More »

The Process of Divinization

Levels of Development: Week 1 The Process of Divinization Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Joseph Chilton Pearce’s book, The Biology of Transcendence, points to both culture and the cultural entrapment of Christianity as blockages to potential growth toward transcendence. Each stage of brain development provides a biological window to connect with higher levels. But if the Read More »

Discovering Our Story

Science: Week 2 Discovering Our Story Friday, November 13, 2015 Today we are realizing that “science and religion are long lost dance partners,” to use Rob Bell’s words. Ilia Delio writes, “Raimon Panikkar said that when theology is divorced from cosmology, we no longer have a living God, but an idea of God. God then Read More »

Julian of Norwich, Part III

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part III Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Like most Christian mystics, Julian of Norwich is very Trinitarian, and as with many others, the dynamic principle of three invariably produces a fourth on a new level and the triangle becomes a circle. Many say in different ways that Read More »

Julian of Norwich, Part II

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part II Tuesday, July 21, 2015 The place which God takes in our soul he will never vacate, for in us is his home of homes, and it is the greatest delight for him to dwell there. . . . The soul who contemplates this is Read More »

Julian of Norwich, Part I

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part I Monday, July 20, 2015 Lady Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) is one of my favorite mystics. I return to her writings again and again, every few months, and always discover something new. Julian experienced her “showings,” as she called them, all on one night (May Read More »

Universe Means to “Turn around One Thing”

The Wisdom Tradition Universe Means to “Turn around One Thing” Monday, January 5, 2015 As I mentioned last week, unity is not the same as uniformity. Unity, in fact, is the reconciliation of differences, and those differences must be maintained—and yet overcome! You must actually distinguish things and separate them before you can spiritually unite Read More »

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