And there's a lot more to come on this score. The present post is just a placeholder so I won't forget to fill in the blanks. (I have to do these in small bites. Otherwise, I throw up in my mouth a little.) Hints in the sidebar: compare and contrast.
Not since the days of Plato and Buddha and Confucius some twenty-five hundred years ago, has there been such an uprising of spiritual yearning... The spiritual technologies at our disposal can be harvested from the whole world: Christian centering prayer, Buddhist mindfulness and visualization practices, African trance dancing, Tantra and sacred sexuality, Native American powwows and sweat lodges, shamanic spirit journeys, Asian martial arts, Jungian dreamwork, as well as, for some, the neomystical study of quantum realities. All of these rework the landscapes of the subliminal mind so that there are channels and riverbed in which a deeper spiritual consciousness can flow.
PLUS: This just in from my all-time favorite magazine subscription...
For our second issue under the name EnlightenNext, we take an in-depth look at the always provocative relationship between sex and spirituality. Surveying the latest trends in the field -- including the neo-tantric dharma of David Deida, the One Taste community’s practice of “orgasmic meditation,” and psychologist Jenny Wade’s research into transcendent sexual experiences -- we deliver a thought-provoking exploration that you won’t want to miss...
Oh really? Well, here's some more for ya...
the unlikely story of how America slipped the surly bonds of earth & came to
believe in signs & portents that would make the middle ages blush
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New Age "Asiatic" thought ... is establishing itself as the
hegemonic ideology of global capitalism. (Zizek)
Monday, February 16