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Archive for January, 2007

Jan
2007
31

Spiritual Surf: Religion was the first meme

According to this story in the online zine, Salon.com (Religious primates), religion is a meme — “an idea that evolved like a virus — that infected our ancestors and continued to spread throughout cultures.” Give it a quarter turn, and another way to say the same thing is that all being in the universe have ...
Jan
2007
30

Spiritual Surf: Pray-by-Phone

Western Wall – Kotel – Jerusalem, Old City – 360° | Originally uploaded by Sam Rohn – Location Scout. Forget that line from Joan Osborne’s ‘What If God Was One of Us‘ about “nobody calling on the phone.” The Wall Street Journal reports that an Israeli startup is using the Internet to pipe...
Jan
2007
30

Moscow mayor: gay pride parade ‘Satanic’

Yuri Luzhkov is not gay. He’s, like, Russian. Now *that’s* a spiritual credential! Here’s our stance: we like a parade, any parade. Not so Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, a religious conservative who says he will never sanction a gay pride parade in Moscow. “Last year, Moscow came under unprecedented pressure to sanction the gay...
Jan
2007
30

Spiritual Surf: Cat Stevens, U2 and a French thing

Cat Stevens says the music biz is filled with ‘fornication, intoxicants, idolatry, competition, greed, selfishness’ [BeliefNet] · Church of England to offer masses set to U2 [The Daily Telegraph] · French seek to kick religion out of hospitals [IHT] · The gospel according to U2 [Christianity Today...
Jan
2007
29

“Less” is the new more

Whether it’s software or workaholism, LESS is a competitive advantage SOUL’S CODE — Work, of course, is more than just a way to make a living. It’s one of the most spiritual things we do, whether it’s meditatively mopping the floors, caring for the sick, or… well, you get the point. Which is why discussions ...
Jan
2007
14

The Pilates ‘body-rush’

Pilates can be as spiritual an experience as yoga. One teacher’s spontaneous guided meditation at the end of class BY PAUL KAIHLA — People often talk about the “body-rush” they feel after doing pilates, and I experienced a long-lasting wave of that after a class this weekend. There was this swirl of energy and aliveness ...