14 Precepts of a Participatory Contemplative Spirituality

Participatory Contemplative Spirituality is where practitioners bring their practice, wisdom, and insights from contemplation and wisdom teachings, into the real world situations of social, political, environmental and economic suffering and injustice. They bring compassion, a peaceful heart and pragmatic solutions to issues out there in the world. These principles are relevant for anyone who wants to make a positive and sacred impact on the world and wants to live mindfully, and ethically. By developing peace and serenity through ethical and conscientious living, we can help our society make the transition from one based on greed and consumerism to one in Read More …

Transpersonal Psychology Books

A Seer Out of Season: The Life of Edgar Cayce Bro, H. (2011). A Seer Out of Season: The Life of Edgar Cayce. Virginia Beach, VA: A.R.E. Press. ISBN-13: 978-08766046043. Price: $8.95 A Path with Heart Kornfield, J. (1993). A Path with Heart. New York, NY: Bantam Books. ISBN-10: 0553372114. Price: $18.00 Extraordinary Knowing Mayer, E. (2008). Extraordinary Knowing. New York, NY: Bantam Books. ISBN-13: 978-0553382235. Price: $16.00 Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life Schlitz, M., Vieten, C., & Amorok, T. (2008). Living Deeply: The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life. (1st ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Read More …

Trust Your Experience As A Guide

Trust Your Experience As A Guide Spiritual Practice: Uniting Heart, Mind, and Body Practice-Based Spirituality: Beyond Belief A Different Way of Knowing Prayer Practice: Drumming Practice: Walking Meditation Practice: Ecstatic Dance Practice: Om Practice: Centering Prayer Practice: Lectio Divina Practice: The Welcoming Prayer Practice: The YHWH Prayer Practice: Pranayama Practice: The Four Limitless Qualities Trust Your Experience As A Guide As you continue to meditate and pray, our hope is that you will open your heart, mind, and body to new ways of thinking and being. Sometimes you may feel as if you’re rediscovering something you already knew to be Read More …

What is Interfaith Ministry

Recent studies have estimated that nearly 40 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated and seeking alternative modes of spiritual experience and expression. Interfaith ministers are uniquely prepared to minister to the spiritual needs of this growing population, as well as to those with a strong religious affiliation who want to learn about, and come to appreciate, the wisdom of other traditions. Whatever their own religious tradition or spiritual path, Interfaith ministers are trained professionals who: Are dedicated to serving the spiritual needs of all those who seek their guidance, counsel, and assistance, without regard to race, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, Read More …

Describing Interspirituality

This post includes several descriptions of “interspirituality.” Interspirituality, at its core, names an experience of the Ultimate Mystery, therefore we can only attempt to describe it, which is in contrast to attempting to define it. You’re invited to read through the different descriptions and connect with any or all of the descriptions that connect with your inner life, open heart, and depth of being. (Please visit our Interspiritual Video post for further experience). Blessings on your reading.   ==========Andrew Harvey PhD============================== I think [Interspirituality] is so important…offering people a permission to listen to their unique hearts. But, there is a Read More …

the “Interspiritual Declaration”

What has become known in common parlance as “The Interspiritual Declaration” includes the various Points of Agreement arising over the last decades from the growing global Interspiritual phenomenon. These are below with the sources of the conferences, associations, organizations and publications that have assembled this consensus over the last number of years.   Points of Agreement The Nine Points of Agreement (source, the 30-yr. Snowmass Interspiritual Dialogue)[1] The Nine Elements of a Universal Spirituality (source, Bro. Wayne Teasdale, The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions)[2] The Elements of Interspiritual Education (source, Community of The Mystic Heart Read More …