An Essential Spiritual Quality Roselin sent our Archeologists of the Spirit group a handout in preparation for our July 7 meeting. It included an excerpt from Caroline Myss’s book, Entering the Castle, based on Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle. Myss identifies endurance as a spiritual quality learned in the First Mansion. Endurance is an essential […]
Books lay across the dining room table. A friend is downsizing. “Take as many as you want,” she says. I quickly grab Elaine Pagels, Why Religion? A Personal Story and almost as quickly consume it. Remembering Shortly after I graduated seminary (1979), I read Elaine Pagels’ The Gnostic Gospels. It expanded my knowledge of the […]
I didn’t know much about Melinda Gates except that she was married to Bill. He did most of the talking about their foundation during interviews. After seeing her interviewed alone by David Letterman on his Netflix show, I got curious. She found her voice. And in her book, her voice is powerful and clear. It […]
Several years ago, this book caught my attention. I loved the title, especially the subtitle, and the cover. When I began reading it, I found I had a lot more to love. The author, Carol Lee Flinders, received a doctorate and taught about the literature of medieval women’s mysticism … a way of seeing that […]
It has been a long journey!
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi A Little History – 1975-2007 In 1975 I entered seminary, drawn by the strange pull of loving the depth I experienced in small, spiritually-oriented groups. Because I experienced a turning point in my life […]