Category - Spirituality

Unboxing of Tarot of the Celtic Fairies

While not really a review per se — it’s more an unboxing video — this YouTube feature from a New Age bookstore dealer for my Tarot of the Celtic Fairies made me grin today.  This little deck still generates more fan mail than...

Live Forever

Dan Buettner’s been studying the residents of Ikaria, who stay sharp and sexually active into their nineties and beyond. His conclusions: The $70 billion diet industry and $20 billion health-club industry … persuade us that if we eat the right...

Crowdsourcing Your Future

Over on? The Future of Self-Knowledge, Jessica Charlesworth posits an interesting idea: what might you learn (about yourself and your future) if you were to ask your friends, "What do you see as my possible future?" and "What would you offer as a...

Uncle Mark Finds a Church

What do you look for in a church? Here’s my list, in no particular order. 1) Connection. Being a part of a church should enhance my awareness of the presence of God.  2) Community.  I want to be committed to a group that’s committed to...

God as “The Thing Itself”

Editor’s Note: I’m reading The Science of Mind, the book by Ernest Holmes that serves as the cornerstone of the teachings of Spiritual Living Centers worldwide. These are my personal reading notes, which may or may not accurately reflect the ideas...

On the Road Again

The God of my childhood was, essentially, Santa Claus. He knew when you were sleeping. He knew when you were awake. He knew when you’d been bad or good — and you’d better be good, for goodness sake, because bad kids would be dumped into a lake of...

Pop Gospel: More to Life

Sometimes, you hear the Voice of God in unexpected places. Like Sunday school, for example. This past weekend, Steve Fazenbaker taught the Couples' Class at St. Mark. As part of his lesson, he brought in a pop tune from 2003: Susie Orrico's More to...