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Becoming An Ordinary Mystic, with Albert Haase, OFM

9/2/2019
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Father Albert (pronounced as the French al-BEAR)talks with me about his new book, his own spiritual journey, and the mystic path. Full of joyful ebullience, Father Albert speaks on Mother Theresa, the dark night of the soul, and the perceptions of people regarding the phrases "mystic," "contemplative," and "mindfulness."

Duration:00:53:38

52. The Spiritual Gift of Madness: Dr. Seth Farber on Mysticism and Mental Illness

8/23/2019
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Dr. Seth Farber is a revolutionary psychologist who has appeared on Oprah, Geraldo, Coast to Coast, and Alex Jones. In the spirit of Anton Boisen (the founder of pastoral psychology) and RD Laing (the pioneering psychiatrist), Farber's book, The Gift of Spiritual Madness maintains, as Joseph Campbell did, that mystics and schizophrenics swim in the same area of consciousness. The difference is that the mystic is swimming and the schizophrenic is drowning. A friend and colleague of many 60s...

Duration:01:10:59

51. Netflix's "The Family": A Spiritual and Psychological Critique of the documentary

8/21/2019
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Drawing from theology, developmental theories, and personal experience, Marc and Clint discuss the disturbing documentary with humor and precision.

Duration:00:59:31

50. Integral Theory in Don McLean's "Miss American Pie"

8/11/2019
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Much has been said, almost ad infinitum about this song. Here, I talk about the song as a move in the collective consciousness of America from Amber to Orange/Green. Was the day the music died, the day that old worldviews and traditional social conditioning suddenly no longer made sense? Sure, it was about the death of Buddy Holly, and sure, there are perhaps allegorical characters specifically mirroring cultural celebtrities, but as a whole, is this not a universal process of growth? For...

Duration:00:19:53

49. Self-Love and Shadows Across America

7/17/2019
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Themes: -Self-love, why do Christians hesitate? -Witnessing and Ego, is self-love the glue? -American Honey, the underbelly of America -Return of the ancestors, what happened to 2012 hype? -Putting out positivity, does it make a difference?

Duration:00:32:17

48. Homophobia, Toxic Masculinity, and Cultural Energetics

7/5/2019
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In honor of Pride and July 4th, I let the air out on this one. The main theme is the socio-cultural universe and how it affects spiritual growth. Personal anecdotes and surprises abound! Contemplative Light offers digital resources for the healing of persons. Visit us on Facebook or at https://www.contemplativelight.com

Duration:00:51:11

47. Peter Traben Haas and The Church of Conscious Harmony

6/15/2019
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Rev., Dr. Peter Traben Haas was born in Traben-Trarbach, Germany and grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He is an ordained Teaching Pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and serves as Minister of a non-denominational contemplative Christian community in Austin, Texas called The Church of Conscious Harmony. Peter has an M.Div. from Princeton Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Peter is a certified Centering Prayer instructor and retreat leader,...

Duration:00:56:31

46. Matthew Wright On Sufism, Contemplative Christianity, And The Gospel of Thomas

5/14/2019
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The Rev. Matthew Wright is an Episcopal priest, writer, and retreat leader working to renew the Christian Wisdom tradition. He serves as priest-in-charge at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Woodstock, NY and is a teacher for Northeast Wisdom and The Contemplative Society, non-profits rooted in the teaching lineage of Cynthia Bourgeault. Matthew lives with his wife, Yanick, alongside the brothers of Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY. Sites mentioned on this podcast, to learn more....

Duration:01:04:30

45. Christian Mindfulness? An interview with Dr. Charles Stone, pastor and author of Holy Noticing

4/18/2019
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Dr. Charles Stone has been a pastor for over 35 years. His new book, Holy Noticing, offers a blend of neuroscience, mindfulness, and bible-based Christian contemplative practice. Some of the topics we cover are: -the health benefits of mindfulness -the neurobiology of mindfulness -the differernce between state mindfulness and trait mindfulness -the biblical and theological underpinnings of mindfulness -why Christianity was slow to get on the "meditation bandwagon" -the B.R.E.A.T.H.E. acronym...

Duration:00:56:15

44. Dante's Road, Joseph Campbell, and the Mythic Journey, with Marc Thomas Shaw

4/14/2019
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Marc Thomas Shaw discusses themes in his new book. Dante's Road is available on Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/Dantes-Road-Journey-Home-Modern/dp/1625244932/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=dante%27s+road&qid=1555265181&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Contemplative Light offers a free mini-course on the Christian mystics. https://contemplativelight1.lpages.co/mini-course-squeeze-page/

Duration:01:08:38

43. Spiritual Practices in Community, with Diana Shiflett

4/8/2019
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Diana Shiflett's new book contains TONS of spiritual practices that can be done in groups. We go over several of them in this episode. Contemplative Light offers a free mini course on The Christian Mystics, https://contemplativelight1.lpages.co/mini-course-squeeze-page/ Diana Shiflett is the pastor of spiritual formation at Naperville Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. She is an adjunct professor of youth ministry at North Park University and a licensed spiritual director. AUTHOR:...

Duration:00:31:50

42. Religious Abuse, Gaslighting, And Sexual Shame, with Mackenzi Kingdon

2/23/2019
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I talk with psychotherapist Mackenzi Kingdon about religious abuse, gaslighting patterns, sexual shame, and the internalized negative core beliefs that can come from religion. Mackenzi Kingdon's website can be reached at: https://www.restorationcounselingseattle.com/who-am-i Contemplative Light has a collection of meditations from the world's mystics out on Amazon. You can purchase it here....

Duration:01:13:07

41. Living In Chiang Mai, Thailand As A Meditation Teacher

2/10/2019
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I talk with Chris Luard about his life abroad, where he teaches meditation in Asia and stays largely in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We talk about some of the ins and outs of life in Thailand for an American, a kind of backstage glimpse into his daily life. Contemplative Light offers a free mini course on The Christian Mystics. https://contemplativelight1.lpages.co/mini-course-squeeze-page/?fbclid=IwAR3BogYsUAFbndTdo-atFPHWP_eYuoo-zxRCiCXryG7GJA7ptal3HWSzXCc

Duration:00:31:39

40. Interview with Chris Heuertz on The Sacred Enneagram

12/11/2018
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Use the gift code ADVENT to get $250 off our class on The Christian Mystics. New price will be $47. Link below goes to class page. https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/living-sacraments

Duration:00:54:30

39. Michael Sciretti, Ph.D On Christian Spirituality

11/24/2018
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Michael Sciretti is the pastor for the Center for Christian Spirituality at Chapelwood Methodist in Houston, Texas. He talks about his own process into contemplative practice, as well as biblical insights, chanting, and the significance of the "temple." Michael has some good material on www.epiphanytoday.com Contemplative Light has classes on Christian mysticism at www.contemplativelight.com

Duration:00:55:06

38. Interview With Phileena Heuertz, author of Mindful Silence

11/10/2018
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A talk with Phileena Heuertz about her new book, Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation. You can help us keep this podcast going by donating at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GK72ULV8X66ZY&source=url

Duration:00:44:09

37. Interview With Roy Hoagland About Barmen Today

10/19/2018
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Interview with Roy Hoagland, one of the students at the Living School who helped put together Barmen Today. Barmen Today, A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration can be heard in audio form on The Contemplative Light YouTube page or in the previous podcast episode. It can be read and signed here. https://www.change.org/p/we-want-to-remain-faithful-to-both-the-divine-which-we-seek-to-understand-and-the-love-which-we-seek-to-live Audio Reading on YouTube:...

Duration:00:40:11

36. Barmen Today: A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration

10/19/2018
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An audio reading of Barmen Today, A Contemporary Contemplative Declaration. This was crafted and signed by students and faculty at the Living School at the Center for Action and Contemplation. I have performed an audio reading per their request to help support this noble cause. The next episode will feature an interview with one of the students who crafted this document. To read and sign the document, visit: http://bit.ly/barmentoday

Duration:00:10:26

35. Interview With Rev. Stuart Higginbotham On Integrating Contemplation In A Parish Community

10/17/2018
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Stuart Higginbotham talks about Parish life and contemplative spirituality. Can you integrate the two? Can contemplative practices exist harmoniously in the institutional church? What does a contemplative reformation look like? Contemplative Light offers a free mini-course on The Christian Mystics here. https://contemplativelight1.lpages.co/mini-course-squeeze-page/

Duration:01:04:02

34. Interview With Christiana Peterson, author of Mystics And Misfits

10/12/2018
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Interview with Christiana Peterson about her book, Mystics And Misfits. Christiana and I talk about all sorts of things, a great candid interview of discovery and laughter. Contemplative Light offers a class on The Christian Mystics. Find out more here. https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/living-sacraments1

Duration:01:00:59