The Physical Body: Is Immortality Possible?

Last week, one of my colleagues asked me whether I really believed that it was possible for the physical body to obtain immortality. Even though I teach a class called Reclaiming the Body which addresses this possibility, I am, on a personal level, not completely convinced of the validity of such an endeavor. Yet I […]

Coping With the Death of a Loved One

Several days ago I received quite a shock. I got a strong intuitive sense that a dear long-term friend may soon, unexpectedly, be making the transition to the next plane of existence. In other words, may be making the choice (albeit unconsciously) to die. Needless to say, I was upset. I cried – I wept […]

The Evidence for Reincarnation

First of all let me say that I do not know for sure how the spiritual mechanism of reincarnation actually works. It is much like electricity. We know it by its effects and by the inner experience of ostensible memories of past lives. I say ostensible, because imagination and memory are difficult to separate from […]

The Tarot, Reincarnation and Immortality

I recently dug out an exceptional book to which I often return in order to ponder over its contents. The book is, Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism by an anonymous author. In thinking about what to write about in this column, I looked up the chapter on the 13th Major Arcana, […]

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The honorific Rimpoche means “precious one.” And the essence of that honorific explains why I am reviewing The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. It has had many prestigious reviews in the past and all were impressive. I cannot add to those accolades, but as I read this book I was reminded of how seldom […]

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