Sacred space confronts us

Sacred places turn our assumptions on their heads.  In such places it is impressed upon us viscerally that the notion of people as owners of the land and shepherds of creatures is not the case.  Our temples and churches and monuments appear shallow echoes of timeless forms when contrasted with sacred places that have existed for millennia with very little change. …Details

Civil Religion and Historical Markers

America, like many other countries colonized by immigrants, is a nation of dueling cultural perspectives on sacrality and the sacred nature of nature in particular.  In the past 300 years America has acted with colonial fervor to replace the previous existing culture, the Native American tribes, and to exert control and ownership of the land, not through relationship with it, but as a lifeless resource to be commoditized and used. …Details

Just ‘cuz it’s outdoors doesn’t mean it’s sacred

When speaking about sacred places, many people confuse them with edifices that are exposed to the weather and whose originating cultures no longer exist in a form that utilizes or even remembers the function of the site.  Places such as Easter Island, Stonehenge, the Serpent Mound of Ohio, and the Cerne Abbas Giant of Dorset are seen as sacred because they have become part of the geography and are no longer claimed or used by the people who constructed them.…Details

Embodied Souls and Free Will

We have been taught, throughout millennia, that beings, angels, spirits, and higher powers watch over us, peering down on us from some other plane or walk with us physically monitoring our every move.  And this is partially true.  We are monitored by our teachers and support team very closely. …Details

Sacred Places

So many times when people talk about sacred places what they mean are buildings or the remains of buildings or structures that human beings have made.  Usually for the purpose of connecting with the sacred or so we assume depending on the age of the structure. …Details

Finding your Path

Many people are feeling that they are being called, that they have a sacred/spiritual calling and they are hearing that the time is now to start walking that path.  But what is it?  Some people know in general but don’t know how to get to the specifics, some people know it is something spiritual but don’t know what, and others have no idea and feel very confused and frustrated. …Details