Posts Tagged ‘Articles & Essays’

Evolutionary Kabbalah

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

These core sources on Evolutionary Kabbalah, a termed coined by Marc Gafni, were translated and published in a source book as the basis of the dialogues between Andrew Cohen and Marc Gafni in December of 2005. Marc Gafni gave teachings on these sourc ...

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 ...

Sex Ethics and Injury, An Essay by Marc Gafni

Posted on: September 28th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Spiritually Incorrect: Sex, Ethics and Injury Note: This is an article that I wrote in 2007. It has been on my website for three years. I indicates my thinking on these issues clearly and I have lived in the integrity of that position. I have also wr ...

Love, Eros & Spirit

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

On the Masculine and the Feminine Sex, Ethics & Power The Erotic & The Holy The Future of Love & Sex The Pain of Eros ...

Biblical Spirituality

Posted on: September 11th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Cycle of Time / Holy Days Integral / Evolutionary Kabbalah Liberation Halacha Lilith & Power Feminism Textual Koans / Talmud Tikkun Olam / Social Activism ...

Unique Self, World Spirituality and Evolutionary We Space

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

Unique Self, World Spirituality and Evolutionary We Space Wake Up, Grow Up, Lighten Up, Show Up, Open Up By Dr. Marc Gafni Your Unique Self is radically singular, gorgeous, and special in the world. But it is even more then that. Your Unique Self is ...

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 ...

The Narrative of Conscious Business

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by Marc Gafni 3 Comments

Marc Gafni recently participated as a guest scholar at the Conscious Business Conclave at Esalen. Here is an excerpt from Marc’s reflections on the urgent priority of articulating a narrative of Conscious Business. In Marc’s words, there ...

Prayer: a pointing-out instruction for God

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

By Marc Gafni We are all despearate for communion. It is what makes our lives worth living. Communion is the movement from loneliness to loving. It is the experience of being held and received. We are all systematically mis-recognized. To be recogniz ...

The Seven Levels of Certainty and Uncertainty

Posted on: August 21st, 2012 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

By Marc Gafni The following are notes from Marc Gafni’s dharma talk given in March 2012 at Shalom Mountain Wisdom School, where Gafni serves as the World Spirituality Teacher in Residence. Introduction The seven levels of certainty and uncertai ...

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 ...

The Israel Moment: Reclaiming Uncertainty as a Spiritual Value

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

By Dr. Marc Gafni Uncertainty is ethically and spiritually essential, Marc Gafni writes here, because it allows us to reach higher certainty, avoid the seduction of false certainty, and reach spiritual authenticity. In this excerpt from Chapter One o ...

The Democratization of Enlightenment by Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 29th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

It used to be that enlightened living was for the elite The few great lovers, saints, and sages throughout history reminded us that something more was possible, that there was a better way to live... ...

Teachings on the Democratization of Enlightenment from Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 6th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Dr. Gafni coined the phrase, democratization of enlightenment in his thesis written in Oxford in 2002 to be published in two forthcoming volumes. ...

Finding God in our Contraction by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 6th, 2012 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Your state, in this case a mystical state, is always interpreted through your level of consciousness. ...