Do you feel that you are able to have a direct, intimate relationship with spirit? Do you ever just talk to God, ask for help, pour out your heart, even problem-solve with the divine source?
As post-moderns, we may feel uncomfortable in the kind of face-to-face encounter with a divine Other that traditional religions taught. Some of us associate the word God with the mythic or fundamentalist God – the scary patriarchal deity of childhood religion, the one whom science rejects, and evolution debunks.
Yet even when we can find spirit in nature, or in our inmost self, we unconsciously miss the comfort and inspiration of relationship with the personal face of the divine. In this course, we’ll unfold a series of integrally informed practices for coming into that relationship. We’ll look at the different forms the personal face of the divine can take, and the different ways that you can relate to the personal God.
At the core of this teaching is the Three Faces of God. Embracing and Living the Three faces of God on a regular basis is the essence of joy, love and enlightenment as lived realities in your life.
Being God’s Child: Affirming the Dignity of Personal Needs
Being God’s Lover
Being God’s Partner
These practices are part of an emergent World Spirituality, implicitly practiced by people across the globe and are now being articulated and consciously evolved, as Spirit’s next audacious and necessary move.
In World Spirituality, we move beyond the ethnocentric traditions, embrace their best medicines, integrate then with the deepest and most powerful insights of modernity and post modernity - all set in an evolutionary context of joy and responsibility – and there you have it, the Eros and Urgency of Spirit seeking to emerge in the practices of our lives, beyond the religions, as a World Spirituality based on Integral Principles.
Join us at the leading edge – with radical humility and gentle audacity – as we catalyze the practice community of Integrity and Love that we all hope for and all need to make our lives an evolutionary triumph!
This course brings together the best of pre-modern, modern and postmodern insight and practices to guide you in your personal – Evolutionary Partnership – with God.
A discussion thread will open immediately following each class in this series. You will need to have a login to our World Spirituality Online Community to participate in the weekly discussion thread. This discussion thread is part of a larger, Private Group for members of this tele-course. Dr. Marc will be participating in this group weekly, giving you even more access to this profound new teaching.
Each week Dr. Marc will present an assignment. This will be announced weekly in the Private Group and this space will be used to engage with others exploring the same topic. Each week you will engage practices and techniques to assist you in the awakening of GOD in all Three Faces.
Dr. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate from Oxford University and has direct lineage in Kabbalah. He is a Rabbi, spiritual artist, teacher, and a leading visionary in the emerging World Spirituality movement. He is a co-founder of iEvolve: The Center for World Spirituality, a scholar at the Integral Institute, and the director of the Integral Spiritual Experience, as well as a lecturer at John F. Kennedy University. The author of seven books, including the national bestseller Soul Prints and Mystery of Love, Gafni’s teaching is marked by a deep transmission of open heart, love and leading edge provocative wisdom. Gafni is considered by many to be a visionary voice in the founding of a new World Spirituality and one of the great mind/heart teachers of the generation.
This vital and virtual course will include the latest technology by Maestro Conference to bring dynamic group interactions to our telecourse.
Our telecourse includes: