Becoming Indigenous

“Indigenous” is a word fraught with peril.  It is usually used as a synonym to “Aboriginal”,  and in Canada, with “First Nations” and “Metis”.  In addition, it is part of the vocabulary within which is discussed the thorny issue of whether (or not) and, if yes, then how, former colonies have managed to move past…

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lateral connections

In my first post, I stated that “Immanential Devotions” held to a “lateral” orientation rather than a “vertical’ one.  I have since been asked to clarify that idea. Again, it’s easier to think about this in comparison. Transcendental meditation, like prayer, is directed upward (by definition: beyond the immediate environment), the “sender” is an individual in an…

Immanential Devotions?

What in the world are “Immanential Devotions”?  The best way to explain what they are is to reference them to “transcendental meditations” from which they are opposite; rather than being about the sacred beyond the manifest cosmos, the immanent sacred is about the divine within the cosmos, in particular about the divine in the immediate…