Posts by Graham

Mary Oliver: An Ode to the Goddess

By on Mar 9, 2019 in Pathways | 2 comments

Mary Oliver: An Ode to the Goddess One of my favorite places in the entire world is the isle of Iona. It is a small, initially nondescript island off the north western corner of Scotland. Some of the oldest rocks on the surface of the Earth protrude from the soil there. It is the place where Christianity came to Scotland and where Celtic Christianity once thrived....

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Signs of Hope (Perhaps)

By on Feb 25, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

    These are painful times. It seems as though every institution, political process and value we share is under attack. The level of destruction to people and environment is unimaginable. The level of disregard for the rule of law is something I never thought I would see in this country. At times I despair for our future and feel sorrow that I am not...

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Attraction, Resonance and Attention III

By on Feb 10, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

In this posting, the last of three on attraction, resonance and attention, I want to focus on the questions that have been raised in several posted comments and suggest the strengths and weaknesses of my approach. In all spiritual development it is important to always question and never settle on any answer or philosophy as final. Critical thinking is required of...

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Attraction II

By on Jan 20, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 4 comments

In this posting I will again discuss resonance, attraction and attention phenomena. After a short anecdote I will connect them with the thinking of Freud and Thich Nhat Hanh. Finally, I will offer thoughts on the limits of resonance. An Admittedly Snarky Anecdote The phrase “Law of Attraction” was first used in modern times in 1857 by a Russian psychic named Helena...

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The ‘Law’ of Attraction #1

By on Jan 5, 2019 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

This posting and the next two will focus on the ‘Laws’ of attraction, resonance and attention. Clear understanding of these phenomena are some of the most empowering tools for spiritual growth. When well understood, they describe life at its most deep and productive levels. This posting will lay the ground work. The next will develop a view of the pros and cons of...

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