Faith in the Occupy Generation: Balancing Concept and Experience

A makeshift altar at one of the Occupy encampments

We started this series of posts by looking at the first of seven themes that we’ve seen in our intensive interviews with many of the coming generation’s evolving mystics and prophets. We witnessed the deeply ecumenical nature of the Occupy generation’s evolving spirituality…a spirituality that we feel will become the template for faith in the 21st century, moving away from the forms of institutional religion to embrace the one underlying reality at the root of all faith … [Read more...]

Walking the Christ Path in Transformation:
Com/passion and Celebration

Matthew Fox enjoys the singer in the final services of the first Christ Path weekend.

So out of the awe and wonder and cosmic connection, and the grief and loss of the dark night of our soul and our culture, arise the visions and the will to transform our world through creativity, community-building and inspired activism.  There arises the Via Creativa and flowing from that is the Via Transformativa. But it’s important to remember that this path of passion, compassion and social transformation is not just about relieving pain and undoing injustice. It’s also about … [Read more...]

Walking the Christ Path in Creativity and Transformation

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So now we’ve looked at two of the paths of Creation Spirituality as we walk them on the Christ Path. We begin with the Via Positiva – the path of awe, wonder, and conscious connection to the cosmos. And then there is the Via Negativa – the path of grief, loss, silence and letting go. And part of the Via Negativa, besides listening, besides grieving, is also an experience of shakeup, chaos, being turned upside-down to shake the nonsense out. That’s part of the dark night of the soul. … [Read more...]

Walking the Christ Path in Joy and Sorrow

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As we prepare to enter the second Christ Path weekend, I‘d like to begin looking at experience of  walking the four paths of Creation Spirituality as they relate to the Christ path. These four paths are very personal to me and to those who have understood them and taken them on, if you will. I believe these four paths are archetypal; I’ve seen many instances of people gaining deep insights by applying them to their unique spiritual journeys. We begin with the Via Positiva…this part of … [Read more...]


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