An unusual juxtaposition of reading material has got me thinking about esoteric Christianity and anabaptist Christianity and their relative strengths and weaknesses. On the one hand I've been rereading "Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition" by Gnostic author Richard Smoley. In this book Smoley discusses the Secret Church, the Johnanine church within the Pererine … Continue reading Why esoteric Christianity will never reform the church
One of the reasons I value interfaith dialogue is that it helps me to see my own faith in new ways. For example, in conversing with the esoteric community over the years one of the things that has been highlighted for me is how distinctive Christianity is in terms of its emphasis on story. Esotericists … Continue reading Story, Symbol and Spirituality
Pagans over at the Wild Hunt Blog have been celebrating suggestions that the Pope may be moving towards officially recognizing Mary as co-redemptrix. Even if this is true I think their celebrations may be premature if they think this is equivalent to a shift towards feminism. If anything the Papal line against feminism seems to … Continue reading Will a co-redemptix make everything warm and fuzzy?
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He who has true authority needs no sword. Nor is true authority found in the sword. Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?" "Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the … Continue reading Meditations on the Tarot – The Emperor
Enthroned One comes Bright morning star Offering second birth Crossing the Styx Chariot borne Bridging kingdom to earth Answer me this Asks the dark sphinx For your life it is worth! Merkabah dreams What do they mean? He smiles at you with mirth