Category: Jesus Christ

A Holy Merkaba: The Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

I have experienced an interesting development in the noetical world when I pray the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. I was taught these prayers as a young kid by my mom and we used to recite the Rosary together, especially during Lent.  I've prayed the Rosary off and on over the years, mostly … Continue reading A Holy Merkaba: The Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be

Holy Saturday: The Archetypal Jouney Into Brokenness

I am indebted to Cynthia Bourgeault for her books, Wisdom Jesus, and The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at the Heart of Christianity.  In those two books, she offers provocative imagery of Jesus descending into "hell" and witnessing the brokenness there. The witnessing heals. Why? Wounds belong to the separated realms, both in us … Continue reading Holy Saturday: The Archetypal Jouney Into Brokenness

The Eucharist: When the Absolute Overshadows the Relative

Since so much has been written before on the Eucharist, I endeavor to go into different directions than the orthodox, or mainline, understanding. My hope is that my reflection will enhance the mainline meanings as I view them from a "Law of One" lens. If we start from the premise that all is One and that Love expresses … Continue reading The Eucharist: When the Absolute Overshadows the Relative

Towards a Theology of Oneness

Summary of Reflection: The early Christian insistence that Jesus and God's substance was different than that of creation was a three step forwards movement at that time.  It was good.  Yet now the insistence may be moving towards the two-step back movement with our current scientific understanding of quantum physics and the unity of all things.  … Continue reading Towards a Theology of Oneness

Christianity in the Law of One: The Jesus Event

Article by Doug Esse Abstract: This long article attempts to bridge the "apparent" gap between the metaphysics of Christianity and the Law of One material. For this author, the Law of One material is the clearest presentation of the Perennial Philosophy which undergirds all of the world's major religions.  Through the Jesus Event, the fullness … Continue reading Christianity in the Law of One: The Jesus Event

Kingdom of God: Among Us, Inside Us, Here Now, and Coming Soon!

The "Kingdom of God" is an often repeated phrase in the New Testament.  What does it mean?  My brief reflection will draw on both outer and inner traditions. I propose that there are four approaches to understanding the Kingdom of God.  The first two of these approaches are more akin to "locations" of the Kingdom … Continue reading Kingdom of God: Among Us, Inside Us, Here Now, and Coming Soon!

Substituted Love and Atonement

Is there a way to understand Jesus' Passion on the cross as indeed a sacrifice but not as an atonement? Atonement Theology, which necessitates and angry, wrathful God who demands payment for sins, has been a central interpretation of mainstream Christianity for most of its 2000 year history. Is it wrong? In more modern, progressive … Continue reading Substituted Love and Atonement