"The Mystical Positivist," is dedicated to the application of reason in the pursuit of spiritual practice and development. I look to this format to be challenging and a bit controversial in that the New Age community tends to have an overly romantic picture of the gritty pursuit of spiritual transformation. My thesis is that rationality is in no way the antithesis of deep mystical experience, in fact, I assert that it is a necessary ally - hence the blog name "Mystical Positivist."
Stuart Goodnick reads his 1998 article, The Death of Robert Daniel Ennis. Robert Ennis was the founder of Tayu Meditation Center and the treatment of his death was inspired by the work of today's guest.
A discussion with Jerrigrace Lyons. Jerrigrace Lyons is the Director of Final Passages, a model project offering education for personal and legal rights concerning home or family-directed funerals and final disposition (burial and cremation). She has a long history in alternative health care. Jerrigrace Lyons, a Reiki Master, Certified Trager Practioner, and founder of the project, is a Minister who also directs Home Funeral Ministry. She has been interviewed and reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Mother Earth News, SF Magazine, KRON 4, CNN Headline News to name a few and now featured in a new PBS documentary “A family Undertaking” aired nationally in 2004.
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A discussion with Kevin Griffin. Kevin Griffin is the author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery. A longtime Buddhist practitioner and 12 Step participant, he is a leader in the mindful recovery movement and one of the founders of the Buddhist Recovery Network. Kevin teaches internationally in Buddhist centers, treatment centers, professional conferences, and academic settings.
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