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Wishing well? The Practice: Bless.

Why? Lately, I’ve been wondering what would be on my personal list of top five practices (all tied for first place). You might ask yourself the same question, knowing that you can cluster related practices under…

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The Global Coherence Initiative: Rollin McCraty

Rollin McCraty summarizes recent research and findings of his work as Research Director of the HeartMath Institute’s Global Coherence Initiative. From plotting solar activity and the resonance of earth’s magnetic fields to human and animal behavior,…

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An Examination of Ethics and Spiritual Teaching

By Rick Archer, with Jac O’Keeffe, Craig Holliday, and Caverly Morgan. Significant contributions by Timothy Conway. It’s a safe bet that everyone reading this article has read accounts of spiritual teachers engaging in questionable behavior. Many…

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Is Social Media Addiction Real?

The internet has given us many amazing things — easy access to vast amounts of information, the ability to connect with people around the world, and an increasing number of online tools to improve our mental…

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Political Roots and Genetic Evidence for the Indian Caste System

In this extract from his book svābhāvikasūtra: The Roots of the Bhagavadgītā, Gerard Kuiken argues that the passages from the Bhagavadgītā which Hindus use to justify the caste system are an historical revision of the original…

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Grand Narratives: Unplugging from the Big Story

Our personal stories tend to become entangled with the grand narratives that shape and crystallize our social structures. These are the big stories that craft a system we are born into – and get caught up…

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Sacred Space And Conscious Community: Kabir Helminski

Kabir Helminski asks, What is our moral obligation if we recognize that all is one? – and describes some of the answers that the Sufi way has evolved over the centuries since Rumi. He talks of…

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Balancing the Material and Transcendent in Our Lives

Science enables us to study the world with precision and order, breaking it down into its component parts. At the same time, the phenomena that we examine—from the smallest fluorescent sea creatures to the largest expanding…

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