The Sacred Breath: “Two Becoming One” in The Gospel of Philip and The Gospel of Matthew

When it comes to discussions surrounding the enigmatic figure of Mary Magdalene in the Western consciousness, Cynthia Bourgeault’s book on Mary and her role in the ministry of Jesus Continue reading “The Sacred Breath: “Two Becoming One” in The Gospel of Philip and The Gospel of Matthew”

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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and “The Great Fog”

When one conjures up images of the great saints of the church, these holy people are often viewed as somehow mystically linked to God, a different breed of human who possess great faith and understanding of the spiritual realm. Continue reading “Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and “The Great Fog””

The Paradox of Interpretation, Part 1: In which I describe the foundations for this series of essays beginning with the dual nature of words and of the fundamental elements of reality, proceeding then to explain how our brains are constructed by words and how we in turn construct words and narratives which effects our subjective experience and interpretation of reality.

The purpose of this essay (and the following essays) is to engage the linguistic and interpretive nature of reality. Continue reading “The Paradox of Interpretation, Part 1: In which I describe the foundations for this series of essays beginning with the dual nature of words and of the fundamental elements of reality, proceeding then to explain how our brains are constructed by words and how we in turn construct words and narratives which effects our subjective experience and interpretation of reality.”