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Initiation by Fire

Throughout our lives each of us experiences a series of initiations. These are rites of passage whereby we move from one level of awareness and understanding into a new, more expansive and profound one. The church calls these sacraments. Often these initiations involve pain, suffering, an enduring of fear, humiliation and loss of social  Read More 
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In Pursuit of Wisdom

Periodically I will identify a theme or thread that has been running through my life without my having recognized it.

One of the first I came to see was the importance of dreams. What are they? Where do they come from? What is their significance? I have spent a good deal of my adult  Read More 
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God & Dreams: Book Review

What follows is a book review of God and Dreams: Is There A Connection? It was written by Dennis Cole who is also an Episcopal priest and who happened to be a fraternity brother of mine many years ago when we were in college. I was not aware until recently that he'd  Read More 
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Christmas and Dreams

St. Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus is filled with dreams. This reality is generally ignored by contemporary Christians. Reread the first two chapters of the Gospel of Matthew and you will see that the birth event would have been very different - if at all - without the dreams and Joseph's conviction  Read More 
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Stories and Dreams

I believe dreams come from God. This may sound irrational to many of you; but the belief has deep roots in history, as my book, God and Dreams: Is There A Connection?, demonstrates.

Martin Buber, the 20th century Jewish theologian, retells the following story in one of his books. It is the  Read More 
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A Way to Work with Dreams

I recently became aware that John Muir was not only a tremendous outdoorsman,naturalist,and social activist, but he was a visionary and mystic also. In June of 1869, when Muir was exploring the rugged Sierra Nevada, he wrote: "We are now in the mountains, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell in  Read More 
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Dreams and Death

Empty-handed I entered the world
Barefoot I leave it.
My coming, my going -
Two simple happenings
That got entangled.*

To dream that you are dying or that you are already dead is not particularly rare. While these dreams can be very emotionally disturbing, almost without exception they are not predicting your physical demise.  Read More 
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Epiphany Is a Myth

When Bill Moyers interviewed Joseph Campbell about the power of myth, there were two different reactions. The extraverts heard his stories and responded by using the word myth to indicate what is false. The events in his stories really never happened. The introverts responded to Campbell's stories as descriptions of an inner  Read More 
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