Archive for the ‘Integral Religion’ Category

God in the Second Person — Crisis of Finitude

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

The daily prayer practice emerges in large part from a crisis in identity. Prayer seeks to answer, via experience, the question that Ramana Maharishi places at the center of spiritual work for his disciples: “Who Am I?” It is told that a certain ...

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 ...

SELF IN INTEGRAL EVOLUTIONARY MYSTICISM Published

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

Marc Gafni’s compelling, original, and powerfully helpful SELF IN INTEGRAL EVOLUTIONARY MYSTICISM: Two Models and Why They Matter has been published: Two major works have been written within the framework of Integral Wisdom about the nature of Sel ...

From the Holy of Holies: Prayer is a Realization

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by The Editors 1 Comment

Holy of Holies with Marc Gafni, December, 2013 Marc Gafni private study session, transcribed by Adael Elizabeth Helen Bullock:   A true story for you today . . . beloved, EH. I once had lunch with a beautiful man who was a famous Buddhist teache ...

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 ...

Wisdom for your Week: Divine Tears

Posted on: July 5th, 2013 by Kerstin Tuschik No Comments

Dr. Marc reminds us here that “in the inner space between the contradictions–that is where God lives.” And he narrates further that the Talmud, in the Tractate Hagigah, states about this: “That is in the inner house. That is in the outer hous ...

Marc Gafni and Ken Wilber in Dialogue – Part 4

Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

What is the distinction between True Self and Unique Self, and why is this important for changing the game in conversations about human nature and enlightenment? Listen to the fourth part of the Gafni/Wilber Unique Self dialogue. Among the topics dis ...

Daily Wisdom: What is Unique Perspective?

Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

From the Daily Wisdom post at Spirit’s Next Move: Every evolved culture and every evolved individual may realize Unique Self when True Self awakens to its Unique Perspective. An early expression of this equation is sourced in pre-modernity in t ...

My Dialogue with Ken Wilber Continues — Wilber/Gafni, Part 2

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The Center for World Spirituality has published the second in a multi-part dialogue series on Unique Self featuring my dialogue with Ken Wilber (a series which will continue all autumn). In this second clip (about 20 minutes), we situate the Unique S ...

Enlightenment is not loss of identity but a reclaiming of your true identity

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

By Marc Gafni One of the simplest definitions of sanity used in the psychological literature is knowing who you are. To be sane is know your identity, to recognize your name. For example if I tell you that my name is Ken Wilber when my name is really ...

Integral Spirituality in Real Life, Ken Wilber

Posted on: October 29th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Integral Spirituality in Real Life, Ken Wilber I would like to take a slightly different approach to this month’s column, and instead of continuing to outline an integral approach to spirituality, give an example of its use in the real world. W ...

Two Faces of God: A Teaching by Marc Gafni

Posted on: September 4th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

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Why World Spirituality? Marc Gafni

Posted on: March 4th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Dearest friends, Below are a few thoughts that I want to share in simple and clear terms in regard to why evolving a World Spirituality is the urgent need and great adventure of our time. I jotted these thoughts down together with Mariana Caplan, Ken ...