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Certainty is Emunah… the Faith that You are Held

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from the English version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as ...

The Modeh Ani Lafanecha – Prayer of Certainty

Posted on: March 25th, 2014 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from the English version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as part of his two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. We continue our exploration of certainty and uncertainty ...

Achieving Authentic Certainty in the Divine

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by Steve Raymond No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from the English version of his book Certainty, which is already published in Hebrew and which will be re-released as part of his two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. And so… we continue our discussion on Certainty an ...

Certainty and Dreaming by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by The Editors No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni from his book Uncertainty, which will be re-released as part of the two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. Have you ever wondered about the relationship between our yearning and our certainty? We often have a subtle sense tha ...

Enlightenment of Fullness: “To Struggle is to Embrace” by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni, from his book Uncertainty, which will be re-released as part of the two-volume series entitled Integral Religion. There Is No Such Thing as Wrestling at a Distance: To Struggle Is to Embrace Rashi explains “Vayeavek” the Hebrew ...

Enlightenment of Fullness: The Great Mystery of Longing and the Tears of Union

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

From “The Path of Yearning” by Dr. Marc Gafni (Parabola Magazine, Summer 2006). In the world of Chassidut, all service begins with longing. But the Chassidim understood the great mystery of longing: that in relationship to God and to the ...

One Hundred Plus One by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: October 26th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni, from his Uncertainty book, which will be re-released as part of two-volume Integral Religion. One Hundred Plus One The Talmud has a famous comment about study: “eino domeh mi shelomed meah pa’am lemi shelomed meah vahad paam. ...

Certainty and Holographic Oneness as Spiritual Orientations by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: October 26th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

by Dr. Marc Gafni, from his Certainty book, which will be re-released as part of two-volume Integral Religion. R. Nachman is drawing on Biblical mysticism, which understands God’s presence in the world through the model of the sefirot, the framewo ...

What It Means to Be a Lover … from God’s Eyes

Posted on: February 15th, 2013 by Marc Gafni No Comments

By Marc Gafni Note: The following article appeared in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Common Ground Magazine. The true nature of your values is always revealed in death. In eulogies, both in what is spoken and unspoken, there is something of ...

Explaining the difficulty of evolving a World Spirituality

Posted on: February 8th, 2013 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Note: This work is a transcript of a video produced in 2010 as part of the World Spirituality video series. By Marc Gafni From Marc’s dialogue with Michael Murphy, founder of Esalen Institute: Why hasn’t a World Spirituality emerged? What I’ve ...

What is a Unique Self relationship?

Posted on: January 25th, 2013 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Published today on Spirit’s Next Move: There’s something I call Unique Self evolutionary relationships, what we called in the Soul Prints book “soul print encounters”. In a genuine Unique Self encounter, we each hold a piece of the other ...

Prophets for Profit

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

It is completely legitimate and even necessary for spiritual teachers to engage the marketplace and sell their wares. In doing so they need to use the skills of marketplace consciousness in a way that is both filled with integrity and highly effectiv ...

Five stages of business and the emergence of Unique Business

Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

By Marc Gafni There is a parallel between the emergence of business and the emergence of self is both fascinating and highly instructive in understanding the narrative of conscious capitalism. Both the evolution of self and the evolution of business ...

Evolutionary Enlightenment & Unique Self Enlightenment: A Dialogue

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

With the launch of UniqueSelf.com, a wide range of dialogues have been published which cumulatively situate Unique Self within the context of Integral Spirituality and Evolutionary Spirituality. Over the next several months, the CWS blog — Spir ...

The Essential I (By Dr. Marc Gafni)

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

By Dr. Marc Gafni In this excerpt from Reclaiming Rosh Hashanah: The Dance of Tears (forthcoming), Dr. Marc Gafni explores the Garden of Eden biblical story and Abraham Kook’s teaching on the “inner essential I,” through which we come to u ...