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Spiritual laws to heal the world

‘Singing Silence’ is the name of the beautiful bicentennial, restored chalet at 10,000 feet where I have the good fortune of running summer workshops every summer. As I write these lines, I am facing the dazzling white summit of the 15,000 foot Dent Blanche peak, and realizing what an extraordinary...

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The source of all true communication

At one of our summer workshops in the Swiss Alps, one of the participants, Maryanne, shared a beautiful experience she had recently had. At a church service she attended, a short sentence in the liturgy ‘God Thou art the joy of my heart’ just started resonating with tremendous power and...

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Spirituality and the ecological footprint

The consumer society has an absolutely amazing and uncanny way of recuperating just about everything to turn it into fancy consumer trends – from the Dalmatian coast to the latest health fad, from simple water – one of the most fundamental ingredients of life on earth – to… spirituality. Especially...

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Towards a lay spirituality

Religions have played an irreplaceable ethical role in the slow passage of humanity from the cave-man mentality to the more civilised concepts of today, which are, if not always practiced, at least generally accepted. They have also furnished their members with a vital sense of belonging and usually also meaning,...

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Messages of Life & Love

For the past twelve years, I have been corresponding with Roger W McGowen, an inmate from death row, Texas, the toughest such place in the US. For twenty two years Roger has been sitting on death row in a 6×9 foot cell, for a crime we know he did not...

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