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By Michael Wombacher

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ISBN-13: 9781844091362

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In eleven Days on the part, the writer joins religious instructor Andrew Cohen—a self-described idealist with progressive inclinations—in an exploration of an rising new non secular paradigm. during this paradigm the normal revelation of enlightenment is explored within the context of the evolving universe with really mind-expanding effects. Cohen, as soon as a instructor of "personal enlightenment," now teaches enlightenment as a collective emergence – the emergence of a "higher we"—which he sees because the floor for the emergence of a brand new tradition of enlightened values. right here we discover that position the place our religious longing intersects with our take care of the area, empowering either to degrees neither may well reach by myself. Uncompromising in his demand human transformation, Cohen is gifted as an radical non secular figure—unyielding in his call for for integrity—whose liberated awareness and ruthless deconstruction of the cultural and religious established order have saved every body conversing. In acceptance of his contribution to the philosophy of spiritual idea, in 2004 he used to be invited to handle the Parliament of worldwide Religions, an strange honor for a guy sponsored by way of no validated non secular culture.

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There, with my head thrown back on an unfamiliar pillow I fell into a deep sleep. It was only the dappled play of sunlight dancing on my eyelids that retrieved me from those depths some hours later and, upon waking, I found myself blessedly relieved of both jet lag and the digestive problems that had been a constant companion since the beginning of this trip. After breakfast Gerard and I spent a bit more time visiting tourist attractions and by mid-afternoon we were in a cab headed for Montserrat, some fifty minutes away.

I was stilled into reverence despite my long-standing ambivalence toward Christianity. I walked along the aisles passing worshippers in prayer and reflection until, finding an empty pew, I sat to meditate. I was quickly drawn inward but equally as quickly I was drawn out again, first by the ring of a cell phone, then a crying baby, then people chatting and laughing, then…The truth was that despite the many faithful who indeed respected the sanctity of this ancient place, many others did not. In fact, an annoyingly large number of people composed themselves with as much quietude and dignity as one might find, say, at the mall.

And not just as an adjunct, a palliative for neurosis and existential angst, but in a way that denies nothing, pulls upon the best parts of our humanity and points the way to an integrated future. Looking around it occurred to me that perhaps Montserrat was an ideal place for the exploration of such questions as the clash of world views was so greatly in evidence all about. Exiting the church, I dared consider what might emerge if the best elements of liberal culture – human rights, environmental care, embrace of the most promising technologies, and so on – were informed by submission to an Absolute Principle without in any way denying our recently liberated humanity or compromising our hard won scientific understanding of the cosmos.

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