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Tag Archives: The Perennial Tradition

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

The Perennial Tradition

Wisdom Lineage Summary The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 20, 2015 As I shared in last week’s meditations, the development of consciousness is a gradual, lifelong process. Though Spiral Dynamics and other models of development show a trajectory toward non-dual thinking and unitive experience, it’s not typically a straightforward journey. We may catch a glimpse of… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

The Perennial Tradition

The Wisdom Tradition The Perennial Tradition Sunday, January 4, 2015 The “perennial philosophy” or “perennial tradition” recognizes that there are some constant themes, truths, and recurrences in all of the world religions. Unfortunately, many religions have emphasized differences and claimed their particular brand is better than others. But there have been threads of the perennial… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

The Authority of What Is

In Our End Is Our Beginning The Authority of What Is Wednesday, December 31, 2014 In the coming year of Daily Meditations, I will introduce the teachers who have taught me: the individuals, traditions, and texts that have most shaped my own worldview and spirituality. On many occasions, people have asked me: “By what authority… Continue Reading The Authority of What Is

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