As a social worker, I am continually interested in the mind, especially in finding ways to help my clients heal. At a glance, I found this book fascinating for its sheer title. More specifically, Moss reframes nightly dreams to be more than coincidence by giving dreams the power to guide us to a larger purpose. Often people give meaning to dreams, which is soothing or validating to them individually. However, I agree with Moss that dreams should not be dismissed as mere subconscious fantasies.
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Join Dar Wednesday, July 15 at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern. We’ll discuss rituals associated with food, both mundane and magickal. Bring a snack and join us!
I first learned about Buddhism in an undergraduate course on Eastern philosophy. The class read the work of a Zen master, which we all found dense, complicated, and perplexing yet interesting. To save us the several anguishing hours trying to interpret eastern philosophy with a Western mind, I wish that we had read Alan Watts’ book. Watts writes about Buddhism is simple and eloquent language using Western terms to explain contrary eastern perspectives: in the Western world were accustomed very much to thinking of spiritual things as being set apart and distinctly separate from everyday lifeas out of this world,and not of the natural world.But in the art of Chinese and Japanese Zen Buddhism we see a concentration on everyday life. And even when the great sages of Buddhism are depicted, they are depicted in a secular style, just like ordinary people (p. 24).
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Join us in the Spiritualitea chatroom at 6 pm Pacific/9 pm Eastern Wednesday, May 6 to discuss “Ghosts and Spirits” with guest host Vestas.
Come join Muse and Medea for lively discussions of the occult, supernatural, divination, magic and other metaphysical happenings every Monday at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. Join us!