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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 May 21

In this episode, I take a look at the “ultimate questions” of religion and philosophy: Who are we? Where are we going? How does one live a meaningful life in a world that is marked by loss and death, but also goodness and beauty?  Throughout history, humanity has come up with many different and often conflicting answers to these questions. Early humans perceived a spirit world where the ancestors were present and available. Traditional cultures posited a transcendent reality – Godhead or Nirvana – with death as an opportunity for liberation from evil and suffering. Modernity deconstructed religion and spirit …

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In this episode, I take a look at the “ultimate questions” of religion and philosophy: Who are we? Where are we going? How does one live a meaningful life in a world that is marked by loss and death, but also goodness and beauty?  Throughout history, humanity has come up with many different and often conflicting answers to these questions. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 May 21

In this episode, I take a look at the “ultimate questions” of religion and philosophy: Who are we? Where are we going? How does one live a meaningful life in a world that is marked by loss and death, but also goodness and beauty?  Throughout history, humanity has come up with many different and often conflicting answers to these questions. Early humans perceived a spirit world where the ancestors were present and available. Traditional cultures posited a transcendent reality – Godhead or Nirvana – with death as an opportunity for liberation from evil and suffering. Modernity deconstructed religion and spirit …

The Meaning of It All – An integral look at grief and loss Read More »

In this episode, I take a look at the “ultimate questions” of religion and philosophy: Who are we? Where are we going? How does one live a meaningful life in a world that is marked by loss and death, but also goodness and beauty?  Throughout history, humanity has come up with many different and often conflicting answers to these questions. …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 May 20

the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A land both foreign and familiar, pregnant with potential and aching with tragedy.For the last month, Rebel Wisdom has been featuring some of the brightest minds making sense of the pandemic. Many of them are systems theorists who have given invaluable insights …

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the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 May 20

the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A land both foreign and familiar, pregnant with potential and aching with tragedy.For the last month, Rebel Wisdom has been featuring some of the brightest minds making sense of the pandemic. Many of them are systems theorists who have given invaluable insights …

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the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our roots reach into the unseen places that tether us to the world? These questions arise when reality as we know it ends and we’re plunged into a new world. A …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Apr 20

Consider, friend, as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, you too shall be. Prepare, therefore, to follow me. This famous epitaph from a Scottish tombstone sums up the central dilemma of human existence: it ends in death. But is death the end? All peoples throughout history have intuited that there is more to this life than meets the eye. And they (we!) have created endless practices and art forms to invoke reality beyond time and space. In the spirit of preparation and good cheer, I share some ideas and poetry that …

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Consider, friend, as you pass by, as you are now, so once was I. As I am now, you too shall be. Prepare, therefore, to follow me. This famous epitaph from a Scottish tombstone sums up the central dilemma of human existence: it ends in death. But is death the end? All peoples throughout history have intuited that there is …

Some Cheery Contemplations on Death – …. and the Self that doesn’t die Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Apr 20

Consider, friend, as you pass by,as you are now, so once was I.As I am now, you too shall be.Prepare, therefore, to follow me. This famous epitaph from a Scottish tombstone sums up the central dilemma of human existence: it ends in death. But is death the end? All peoples throughout history have intuited that there is more to this life than meets the eye. And they (we!) have created endless practices and art forms to invoke reality beyond time and space. In the spirit of preparation and good cheer, I share some ideas and poetry that have come in …

Some Cheery Contemplations on Death – …. and the Self that doesn’t die Read More »

Consider, friend, as you pass by,as you are now, so once was I.As I am now, you too shall be.Prepare, therefore, to follow me. This famous epitaph from a Scottish tombstone sums up the central dilemma of human existence: it ends in death. But is death the end? All peoples throughout history have intuited that there is more to this …

Some Cheery Contemplations on Death – …. and the Self that doesn’t die Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 16 Mar 20

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We all become compost — but who among us feeds regeneration for the Earth?We are all at risk with the Coronavirus. It cannot be contained at this point in time — though there is still much that can be done to slow its spread with social distancing and quarantines to avoid overwhelming our health care systems. The fact of the matter is (a) all of us are pretty likely to catch it; and (b) some of us will not survive.My question in this essay is “What if there was a mechanism for regenerating the Earth that could make these deaths …

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Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We all become compost — but who among us feeds regeneration for the Earth?We are all at risk with the Coronavirus. It cannot be contained at this point in time — though there is still much that can be done to slow its spread with social distancing and quarantines to avoid overwhelming our health care systems. The fact of …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 May 17

photo by Gary WilsonIN ONE OF LONG NOW’S MOST MOVING TALKS, Ostaseski began: “I’m not romantic about dying. This is the hardest work you will ever do. It is tough. It’s sad and it’s messy and it’s cruel and it’s beautiful sometimes and mysterious, but above all that, it’s normal. It’s a boat we’re all in. It’s inevitable and intimate.“ He said that people think it will be unbearable, but they find they have the resources to deal with it, and “they regularly — not always — develop insights into their lives in the time of dying that make them emerge as a much larger, …

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photo by Gary WilsonIN ONE OF LONG NOW’S MOST MOVING TALKS, Ostaseski began: “I’m not romantic about dying. This is the hardest work you will ever do. It is tough. It’s sad and it’s messy and it’s cruel and it’s beautiful sometimes and mysterious, but above all that, it’s normal. It’s a boat we’re all in. It’s inevitable and intimate.“ He …

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