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Identifying & Transforming Your False Self

Posted on: July 17th, 2019 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni All the great traditions tell us about two selves. A true self and a false or fallen self. Whenever someone realizes their true self they are realizing that they are part of the larger one. The overall number of true selves is one. ...

How to Create a Unique Self Symphony

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

In Evolutionary Church, we have talked about it: The Politics of Evolutionary Love. So, let’s get real. How do we create that Politics? Do you want to know what love is? Love not merely as a saccharin emotion on a Valentine’s Day Card, bu ...

The Return to Eros IS the Return to the Holy of Holies

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Read this beautiful text by Dr. Marc Gafni on the Song of Songs: Song of Songs = Holy of Holies Holy = Inside Holy of Holies = on the Inside of the Inside The Zohar teaches that Akiva used to read the Song of Songs on the Sabbath and cry… Tears ...

Who Is Marc Gafni? – New Website Offers Full Response to Smear

Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

In response to the public response email from the Center for Integral Wisdom and the Foundation for Conscious Evolution a couple of days ago addressing the smear campaign against Marc Gafni and announcing the launch of our new website WhoIsMarcGafni. ...

Your Evolutionary Yes

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

From: Self in Integral Evolutionary Mysticism: Two Models and Why They Matter by Marc Gafni Your divine spark manifests as your drive to attain something beyond the contracted self of ego. You do not simply want to disappear into the one. Rather, you ...

To Love Is to See with God’s Eyes

Posted on: September 6th, 2016 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

From an unedited draft of a forthcoming book on Reclaiming Eros by Marc Gafni. Devotion means that I am devoted to you, I worship you, not in the sense of giving up my freedom, but of being engaged in witnessing the miracle of who you are. The word ...

Paper by Zachary Stein & Marc Gafni Published at World Future Review

Posted on: July 13th, 2016 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Reimagining Humanity’s Identity: Responding to the Second Shock of Existence Abstract: Foreshadowing arguments from the forthcoming book, Towards a New Politics of Outrageous Love, this paper suggests that humanity is in the throws of a species wid ...

A Politics of Outrageous Love

Posted on: February 23rd, 2016 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

We began the book* with the core of our post-post-modern, post-dogmatic, sacred creed. We live in a world of outrageous pain. The only response to outrageous pain is outrageous love. We then developed the distinction between ordinary love and outrage ...

From the Big Bang to the Unique Self Symphony

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

This entire grand story incarnates a law of reality, what we might call the law of transformation. This law traces not one but six big bangs. A more evocative and accurate term the commonly used language of Big Bang, might be what cosmologist Brian S ...

The Superman that Lives in You

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

From a not yet published essay by Marc Gafni on “The Universe: A Love Story” We have a sense that we have superpowers. We go to the movies to see Superman and we identify with something in him. We feel that there is something larger than ...

Sacred Text Study and the Evolution of God

Posted on: October 26th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

There is a great story about this man who is a very busy man. Heidegger talks about the busy man. This busy man is from Chicago, and he is going to visit Paris, and he wants to visit the Louvre, which is the great museum of Paris. His friends have to ...

How to Wake Up, Grow Up, and Show Up as Outrageous Love

Posted on: October 22nd, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

An unedited first draft text from the forthcoming book The Path and Practice of Outrageous Love by Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid First you Wake Up. You wake up as Outrageous Love. You realize that you are a unique node in the field of outrageous lo ...

Never Marry for Love, Be Love

Posted on: July 6th, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Sometimes you ask a person: “Are you in love?” And they say: “No, I’m not with anyone.” What a sad answer! First, it’s not true. You are with so many people in so many ways. Let me tell you a holy secret, a really holy secret. Don’t tel ...

Marc Gafni on Evolutionary Love and Eros

Posted on: June 2nd, 2015 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

An unedited first draft text from forthcoming book The Path and Practice of Outrageous Love by Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid Outrageous Love is the Evolutionary Eros, the Universal force of desire, allurement and transformation. To awaken as outrag ...

The Judah Reverberations

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by Steve Raymond No Comments

Editor’s Note: As I have been preparing this biblical story for web-posting from Marc Gafni’s teachings in his book, Certainty, I have been stunned and deeply moved to find so much of my personal story in the tale of Jacob, Leah, Judah an ...