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Archive for September, 2007

Sep
2007
27

Spiritual Surf: The Joy of Destruction

Just how destructive is our Pain Body? It’s hard not to be excited by a new group of websites showing the destruction of various consumer products. The simple question WillitBlend.com poses gets put to the test with every type of imaginable product and substance. Conceived as a marketing strategy for a blender company, the videos ...
Sep
2007
25
Paris Hilton grants The Power of Now a second life

Paris Hilton grants The Power of Now a second life

SOUL’S CODE — Here we were about to do a post about Paris Hilton and the psychological phenomenon called “object constancy” — you know, Tinkerbell, her addictions, her revolving door of lovers — and she throws us this perfectly spiritual curveball. During her comings and goings to prison, paparazzi have photographed Paris...
Sep
2007
24
Why The Sopranos was the most spiritual show on TV

Why The Sopranos was the most spiritual show on TV

Drawing on ideas and idioms from mysticism and transpersonal psychology, HBO’s The Sopranos was the most Soul’s Code show on television — until LOST took over BY PAUL KAIHLA — “Read for the rapture” was a signature phrase in the penultimate episode of The Sopranos, which aired during the second week of June, 2007....
Sep
2007
16

Camino de Santiago pilgrimmage

The trail had lots of hikers but few pilgrims PhyllistheAuthor — Two friends have asked my Baptist husband if after the pilgrimage, he is going to become a Roman Catholic. How much these people missed the point of the Camino. It was not a religious exercise like kissing the hem of the Pope’s robe. It ...
Sep
2007
11

Two Souls

A koan from the Zen master, Goso, and the legend of Seijo SOUL’S CODE — We stumbled onto this Zen Koan and thought it worth sharing. Chokan had a very beautiful daughter named Seijo. He also had a handsome young cousin named Ochu. Joking, he would often comment that they would make a fine married ...
Sep
2007
9

Camino Reflection #11

In response to our pilgrimage, one person asked how could anyone believe in a God who let babies die. Implicit in the question is the belief that death is bad. And it does seem so to those who are left bereft. Yet it may be the greatest good for those who die. For the innocents ...
Sep
2007
7

A family of pain bodies

SOUL’S CODE —  Nothing hurts more in a news story than hearing about kids getting hurt or tortured. In this sick story, reported by the BBC, a woman discovered 26 sewing needles in her body when she had blood in her urine. Ouch! How did she not notice earlier? Her grandparents had stuck her with ...
Sep
2007
7

Radical Honesty

SOUL’S CODE — What do you make of the movement-of-the-day about telling people exactly what you think?. At one level, it sounds like the core of integrity and right speech. You’re being compassionate and respecting those around you by being honest. There’s no pandering or no assumption that they won’t be able to deal with...
Sep
2007
6

Parataxic distortion

PhyllistheAuthor— Have you ever noticed how when you buy something like a new car you suddenly see that make of car everywhere? Psychologists call the phenomenon parataxic distortion. Since our journey along the Camino de Santiago to Compostela, Spain, we see scallop shells—traditional symbol of the pilgrimage—everywhere. Even Coquilles St....
Sep
2007
6

Camino Reflection #9

Many years ago, I read a novel called The Fountain by Charles Morgan. The story turns around a dying man’s withdrawal from life into the divine. As his body fails, little by little the man subtracts himself from the things of earth, from status, possessions, and even the love of his wife. Such release is ...