Intuitive Thinking as a Spiritual Activity: Socrates, Jesus, and the Wisdom of Love

I've been asked to think about thinking, and to write about it. I've gotten myself tangled up in the middle of this kind of mess before, and so I'll admit right off the bat that I cannot be sure which comes first, the thinking or the writing. Maybe my writing is just the trace of [...]

The Mysticism and Cosmology of the American Genius Howard Thurman, a lecture at CIIS

Last night I had the privilage of attending a lecture by Brian Swimme and Bonnie and Kashka Wills on the thought of Howard Thurman. Brian is a mathematical cosmologist who teaches at CIIS here in San Francisco. Bonnie is a Restorative Justice Facilitator in Oakland. Her brother Kashka is a former literature professor turned poet. [...]

Buddhist and Christian Soul-Making

So far as I know, John Keats coined the phrase "soul-making" in a letter to his brother and sister in May of 1819. He writes: "...suppose a rose to have sensation. It blooms on a beautiful morning. It enjoys itself--but there comes a cold wind, a hot sun--it cannot escape it, it cannot destroy its [...]