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Archive for June, 2008

Jun
2008
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Kudos to our PEAK EXPERIENCE Photo Contest Winner - Michael Hampson

Kudos to our PEAK EXPERIENCE Photo Contest Winner – Michael Hampson

Congratulations to Michael Hampson, whose photo, “The Kiss,” won the first Soul’s Code Show us your Peak Experience photo contest. As Michael explains, “This is Drew and Katie at a benefit I organized. The band had just finished their set. He was so happy to share the moment with her.” [It almost looks like it ...
Jun
2008
23
God is in the Details: Mysticism for the Cosmically Clueless

God is in the Details: Mysticism for the Cosmically Clueless

GUEST COLUMN: AMY LEASK I’ll admit that spiritually speaking, I’m still groping my way through the universe. My soul may have been around the block a few times, but with respect to its understanding of the how and what and why of my existence . . . it still has a great deal of homework ...
Jun
2008
11

Barack Obama’s astrology chart: “Grace in a Cracked Vessel”

BY HUNTER REYNOLDS, resident astrologer at California’s celebrated, Harbin Hot Springs, does a reading of the Democratic nominee for president Choosing a president is embarrassingly similar to courting a mate. In the initial stages, the temptation is to disqualify, or idealize. The astrologer’s job is to help you find the middle path....
Jun
2008
10

Prayer Wall: California wildfires close Esalen Institute, and Big Sur’s Highway 1

The Esalen Institute is where legends like Joseph Campbell, Abraham Maslow and Fritz Perls did some of their seminal work. It’s one reason we call Esalen “the cradle of West Coast civilization” in the Soul’s Code slideshow, The 10 Best Spiritual Resorts. We ranked Esalen No. 2 in that series because of its unparalleled...
Jun
2008
9
In relationships, besides love, here is the one necessary trait you need to make it last

In relationships, besides love, here is the one necessary trait you need to make it last

GUEST COLUMN: VICKI WOODYARD Vicki is a spiritual teacher and writer who lives in Atlanta, GA Besides love, what one trait have you noticed in couples that have maintained a successful relationship for many years? The question in the headline is a common one on dating sites, which probe people for their relationship attitudes when ...
Jun
2008
9
A spiritual seeker experiences a strip club

A spiritual seeker experiences a strip club

GUEST POEM: HUNTER REYNOLDS Hunter is an astrologer whose practice is based at the California spiritual retreat, Harbin Hot Springs Here at this strip club, where the seductive maidens of phenomena undulate on the lap . . ...
Jun
2008
8

Madonna, Guy Ritchie and Kabbalah: a marriage on the rocks, divorce-talk over religion

News that Madonna retained Paul McCartney’s divorce attorney has now stoked revelations that her marriage to film director Guy Ritchie (left) is on the rocks because they’ve parted paths in their spiritual practice. Forgive us for thinking that a spiritual path was all about bringing people closer together — like, getting them out of...
Jun
2008
7
Spiritual Surf: George Carlin, Tim Russert, and Baghdad

Spiritual Surf: George Carlin, Tim Russert, and Baghdad

The mind that is so sure of itself and who it thinks we are — and who others are — goes into shock at the thought of its own extinction. It’s terrified by that moment when it goes from “On” — to forever, . It’s most shocking when the mind’s fear of mortality is projected ...
Jun
2008
6
Into the Wild and the hero's journey

Into the Wild and the hero’s journey

Camping out in a tent in California’s coastal ranges, near the spot where Robert Louis Stevenson honeymooned, puts a different spin on the myth of mother earth BY SMADAR DE LANGE — Can you escape from society? Does being a hermit have a transcendental value? Does nature unlock the secrets to spirituality? There is an ...
Jun
2008
6

Prayer Wall: “A Pain No One Can Bear to Live With”

A house in a small town in Wisconsin where a mass-murder took place last October is being demolished by the owner, local clergy and government. Soul’s Code contributor Cyndi Ingle asked in a recent essay on peak experiences, Do you need a building to feel spiritual? Conversely, can a structure be evil? We believe, but ...