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Zen, Hallucinations, and, oh, yes, Hildegard of Bingen

      Out on the interwebs, at least in the corners where I tend to hang out there’s a lot of conversation about psychedelics and Buddhism and especially Zen. I am not a relentless denier of their pos

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Keep Exploring

Some explorers climb mountains or ford rivers. Some delve into the depths of science. Some create new worlds of the imagination. Some pay close attention to the people and places that surround them, f

3 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Schools in Latvia

Today I will visit a school in Latvia and will have a chance to visit a woodworking program. Woodworking teachers need to stick together as it is one of the ways that we sustain energy for our program

3 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

CRASHCAR

I enjoy watching NASCAR even though there is a lot about it I don’t like in real life. I don’t like people driving fast. I don’t like tuned up cars that are way too loud. I certainly don’t like danger

3 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Boy Scout helps Pagan food pantry

LANSING, Mich. – Recently Bill Ehle, director of the Lansing food pantry Pagans in Need, received a phone call from a pantry in nearby Grand Ledge. The pantry’s representative “was trying to arrange f

4 days ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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To Repair the World

Our reading for this Sunday was a reflection on Yom Kippur by the Rev. Victoria Safford. It is true that we are entering a season of transition. The school year is off to a start – with school supply

4 days ago

Cheno Words (Site / Info)

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Why and How You Should Use The Word “Chickenshit” In Church Services

Everyone knows this one, right? Rev. Meg Barnhouse‘s lovely variation on the words of Julian of Norwich, a Christian mystic and the first woman known to have written a book in English. This is one of

4 days ago

John A Arkansawyer (Site / Info)

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Bird Mystery

The other day I heard an unfamiliar racket out the window and discovered a small flock of northern flickers had come to visit the garden.  They were eating bugs in the ground, and also poking their lo

4 days ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Call for Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteers

The Fellowship Committee is recruiting volunteers to help with this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Chris Wood has volunteered to serve as the coordinator this year and he will need lots of helping hands.

4 days ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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What I Learned from the Sisters

From 2006-08, Sue Redfern-Campbell took a break from Unitarian Universalist ministry to test a possible monastic vocation.  This journey took her to the Community of the Holy Spirit (CHS), an order fo

4 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Meet-the-Minister Lunch, Oct. 28

The next Meet-the-Minister lunch is scheduled for Sun Oct 28 after the second service in Classroom A. Bring any questions you have about First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (FUUN) or abou

4 days ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican Trade

What items were traded between the Mesoamerican people before Columbus arrived in the new world? Where were their trade routes and how did they determine the value of goods? Did trade have any affect

4 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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The third of five, very short, morning reflections on the philosophy of Epicurus for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Talk 3—Losing our fear of death (Hear the talk for a limited period of time at this link. The piece starts 28 minutes 10 seconds into the programme and finishes three minutes later.) In the 3rd centur

4 days ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Thinking of Karen Horney and Western Psychology’s Discovery of Zen Buddhism

        The Neo-Freudian psychoanalyst Karen Horney was born on this day, the 16th of September, in 1885. She was one of a relatively small band of psychoanalysts and psychologists who would take thei

4 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Tolstoy’s parable of the miller revisited—a question of what is the motivating power of the contemporary liberal religious/political tradition?

READING: From Leo Tolstoy’s “On Life” (1887) translated by Aylmer Maude (Oxford University Press, 1934, pp. 2-4) Let us imagine a man whose only means of subsistence is a mill. This man, the son and g

4 days ago

CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Chaos

“Order provides the stabilities that we crave, but chaos creates the opportunities for change that we need. […] Those who are waiting for internal order will be the subjects of external chaos, those w

4 days ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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8 Things to do for Mabon as a Solitary Pagan

Many traditional activities for Mabon are designed for large groups, but many Pagans are solitary practitioners, either by choice or by necessity. Here are eight things you can do to celebrate the Aut

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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KGB

Riga Lativa is a beautiful, vibrant city with a youthful energy. It is also a place that remembers its past, including a KGB Museum dedicated to preserving the memory of things the Latvian people endu

4 days ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

“Die Young With Me” by Rob Rufus ***1/2

Really good writing. You live through one of the toughest pieces of his life. Although there is a big spoiler in that he actually wrote the book and survived. So many with a similar story don’t. And j

4 days ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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CUUPS, Interfaith Lessons, and the Parliament of the Worlds Religions

It is easier to work listening and talking. It is not easy working in the land of opinion, judgement, fear and hate. Attending the Parliament, is a training for being present, listening, being kind, a

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Nature's Sacred Journey (Site / Info)

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