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Tag Archives: Owen Barfield

Intelligent and Heartfelt Participation

Participation: Week 2 Intelligent and Heartfelt Participation Wednesday, April 13, 2016 What I have seen is the totality recapitulated as One, Received not in essence but by participation. It is just as if you lit a flame from a live flame: It is the entire flame you receive. —St. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) [1]… Continue Reading Intelligent and Heartfelt Participation

Turning toward Participation

Participation: Week 2 Turning toward Participation Monday, April 11, 2016 Some of the most exciting and fruitful theology today is being described as the “turn toward participation.” [1] Religion as participation is a rediscovery of the Perennial Tradition that Plotinus, Gottfried Leibniz, Alan Watts, Aldous Huxley, and so many saints and mystics have spoken of… Continue Reading Turning toward Participation

Reality Trumps Words

Nature as the First Bible Reality Trumps Words Friday, January 23, 2015 Sadly, the over idealization of books and reliance upon books (which means words, which are by necessity dualistic), may have kept us from mystical experience and the deeper knowing of reality as it is. People tend to confuse and substitute words for reality… Continue Reading Reality Trumps Words

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