Spirituality and the “Real World”

I’ve tangled with Hard Atheists and Humanists about the immanence of the Theoi and other spirits before. I end up these days — after I get over my annoyance at them being “willfully mind-blind” — pitying them for missing out on a part of the Cosmos that others play in.

Beloved in Light

4am lunch break at work and I read what has to be one if the mostly unforgivingly irritating articleshere. Now don’t get me wrong, I have done my share of eyerolls (mental and otherwise) over some spiritual “otherworldly” discussion that borders on the absurd to me…but this author goes so far the other direction that it rubs me the wrong way. This is what almost seems too much like the humanistic spirituality police. Anything deep and profound that isn’t commonly experienced by your average five senses is ranked and filed as bullshit.

I for one consider the “spiritual world” to be material and interlocked with the phenomenal world of our basic sensory experiences.This means that *this* world…the world we inhabit…is full of spirits which we can sicken, drive away or make homeless due to our environmental impact. Yes this is not an either/or scenario. One can be invested…

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