Since my original review of Eddie Traversa he vanished from, then reappeared on the spiritual scene. I feel that Eddie Traversa is enlightened — the real deal. That was my opinion despite having nothing to judge him by other than his blog and a few email exchanges. I finally interviewed him over the phone, and that confirmed it — real deal. Check out the interview on the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast. After our interview, I changed my rating of Eddie from two stars to three.
I think that if you seriously wanted to back away from the b.s. in you — to back away from untruth as Richard Rose says — then Eddie Traversa could help you. Continue reading “Eddie Traversa”
If you asked me to name a modern-day saint, I would name Peace Pilgrim. For 28 years, Peace Pilgrim crisscrossed the United States, “walking until given shelter and fasting until I am given food.” She logged over 25,000 miles carrying with her nothing but a comb, toothbrush, pen, correspondence, and slips of blue paper with her message of peace: “This is the way of peace — overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” Continue reading “Peace Pilgrim: The walking saint”
Joseph Sadony is all but forgotten in spiritual circles. His Gates of the Mind is now decades out of print and his research laboratories fallen to ruin. His focus was on exploring intuition: to discover its source, develop it, and use it for the betterment of mankind. Long before the New Age movement, he advocated the intuitive human as the next step in our evolution and the salvation of our planet. Continue reading “Joseph Sadony: Explorer of intuition”
Bassui, Huang Po and Foyan are three ancient Zen masters worthy of your acquaintance.
Bassui (1327-1387) is a Japanese Zen Master I first encountered in Philip Kapleau’s Three Pillars of Zen. While Kapleau’s book was meant to feature his teacher, Yasutani-roshi, Bassui stands out as truly “a man come back from the dead.” The advice he returns to again and again in his teaching is shown in the following quote: Continue reading “Bassui, Huang Po and Foyan: A fearsome Zen threesome”
John Wren-Lewis lent a fresh perspective to contemporary spirituality because, for many years, he viewed mysticism as escapism. Mystical beliefs were no better than religious or scientific beliefs — to believe was not the same as to know. When, in 1983, Wren-Lewis had a profound mystical experience, he was free to describe it in his own words and not in the terms of any spiritual tradition. Continue reading “John Wren-Lewis: The skeptic’s mystic”