In the “Habit” of Countervalence

In the previous post I mentioned that there were two issues that seemed to be at the heart of the discord between me and those who had objected to my notice, via the congregational list serve, concerning my self-employment initiative.  The first was the issue of “sanctuary” versus “economic activity” – which was the major…

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The Gesena Project

You might have noticed that my blog now has a “donate” button on it.  The idea is to fund myself as a researcher, writer and teacher through donations from interested parties, to whom I would send, via email, longer essays and monographs.  We haven’t worked out all the details yet.  Those of my acquaintance who…

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…