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Archive for December, 2010

Dec
2010
30
Spiritual Surf: Post-holiday desolation edition

Spiritual Surf: Post-holiday desolation edition

Isabelle Caro passes, all is not as it seems with Hugh Heffner’s lasses, our leaders call us a ‘nation of wussies.’ Take down the tree. Clear up the dishes. Toss out the empty bottles. The holidays are over. There’s a lot of spiritual pain in the world. So if you’re feeling lost in life’s desolation ...
Dec
2010
30
Teena Marie is gone, but her music and spirit will live on

Teena Marie is gone, but her music and spirit will live on

SPIRITUAL IQ QUIZ – Desire. It’s more than the physical. It can be transcendent, even spiritual. That’s what soul songstress Teena Marie captured. Songs such as Lovegirl, Oo La La, Cassanova Brown, Square Biz, I’m Just a Sucker For Your Love, and Fire & Desire transcended race, transforming the white girl born Mary...
Dec
2010
29
Hiding from our demons makes them stronger

Hiding from our demons makes them stronger

Resistance empowers what we resist – whether it’s addiction, relationship problems or the national debt BY MARY COOK – Nobody enjoys watching a documentary about melting icecaps and drowning polar bears. Switching off such a downer of a show is one way to shut out reality, but it doesn’t help the cause of global warming. ...
Dec
2010
26
Spiritual Surf: Barack Obama goes to church

Spiritual Surf: Barack Obama goes to church

President seen in pews. Armed man freaks out on holiday. Do you believe in global warming? Associated Press spots Barack Obama — the poster guy for ‘spiritual, but not religious,’ — in church. Spiritual pain: UK Daily Mail tells tale of man with sword, guns killed after Christmas day shootout in Mormon temple. Is global warming ...
Dec
2010
26
A Gift from Stanford philosopher Rene Girard

A Gift from Stanford philosopher Rene Girard

“Understanding reality as a religious mystery is an event that rejoices God” Some have called him ‘the last prophet.’ Whatever you call him, French-born Stanford university philosopher Rene Girard is one of the great academic sages of our time — and a challenge not just because his work entangles the ideas of everyone from Georg ...
Dec
2010
25
A New Year's mantra

A New Year’s mantra

A meditation to de-stress for the new decade BY DAVID RICKEY — January in northern California is usually a time of rain, cold, and a psychic hangover from the double-barreled Christmas and New Year holidays, which can tend to be anything but Holy days. After getting swept up in the maelstrom, let’s step back a ...
Dec
2010
25
Spiritual Surf: Is addiction really a disease?

Spiritual Surf: Is addiction really a disease?

Is AA a cult? Can GHB cure alcoholism? Is Christmas really the deadliest day of the year? The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper: Addiction is a disorder of choice Our in-house expert at Soul’s Code: When Nurture is in conflict with Nature, the seeds of addiction are born The National Post, another Canuck newspaper: ...
Dec
2010
22
Humbug to Dickens

Humbug to Dickens

Multiple divorces don’t doom everyone to Britneyhood. At Christmas time broken homes, too, can be merry. BY MICHELLE MORRA-CARLISLE – I wonder how many people feel cheated every Christmas because there is no fluffy snow outside, no cozy fireplace and no Tiny Tim. I must confess that I was down on my own family for years. ...
Dec
2010
19
Spiritual Surf: Brad and Angelina go Hindu; soldiers and scientists go spiritual; Texan shaves her head and goes Buddhist.

Spiritual Surf: Brad and Angelina go Hindu; soldiers and scientists go spiritual; Texan shaves her head and goes Buddhist.

Feds steal Christmas in Grinch-style bank raid; God caught in middle of deadly bar fight; U.S. Army Troops spiritually unfit; Brangelina wedding won’t be white. Holy boot camp: The U.S. Army’s top chaplain says a Spiritual Fitness program would build resilience in soldiers and their families. God-talk and alcohol don’t mix: A man in Moscow ...
Dec
2010
17
The Truth is in the Music

The Truth is in the Music

If the story of Christmas Eve feels like a myth, it is — a very truthful and divine one. DAVID RICKEY — As I approach Christmas, I find myself asking the question normally reserved for Passover: Why is this night different from all other nights? What is it about the sacred Christmas story that so engages ...