by Taylor Hallett Glass: On “the Verge” of What?” On February 22nd, 2013, an article featured on The Verge exposed one of Google’s great forthcoming innovations: Google Glass. Google Glass is a multi-media device that operates on an eyeglass frame. The device works by voice command and its screen is situated on the right side […]Read more "First-Person Futurism with Google Glass"
We often hear people claim “I am not religious, I am ‘spiritual’”, so what exactly does it mean to be a “spiritual person?” A few nights ago during my drive home to Squamish along the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway, I turned off the radio to give this question some thought and came up with […]Read more "What does it mean to be “spiritual”?"
by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. March, 2013 Introduction to Article  Where does one draw the line between the creative artist and mental disturbance? Perhaps “eccentricity” and “resilience” are terms that we may use to bridge this gap in certain ways, where I am using the definitions of eccentricity as “deviating from usual or recognized form” […]Read more "The Creative Artist, Eccentricity, Resilience, and Mental Disturbance: The Journal of a Struggling Actor for Three Months—my Actor/Writer Son"
Have you ever wondered about the intersections of erotic and spiritual life? I know I have, quite frequently, as most of my late-twenties life has shown a pattern of learned separation between the two, a pattern that still persists across multiple cultures I survived and interacted with. Yet, there is an abundance of arenas in […]Read more "Towards a Mystic Understanding of Erotic Knowing and Gender Identity"
By M. Alan Kazlev The evolution of contemplative spirituality is a very interesting topic. What place sadhana (contemplative practice and discipline) in the modern, globally networked, technologically advanced, world, and how does it evolve in response to these circumstances? Here are my thoughts on this. First, to understand where contemplative practice is going, we have […]Read more "Evolving Contemplative Practice, part 5: A New Planetary Sadhana"
by Jeremy Johnson “The rhizomatic approach is the way forward.” – The Scarlet Imprint This is the fourth addition of EL’s Evolving Contemplative Practice series, a convergence of various authors, rogue scholars and bloggers who are exploring the emerging contemplative traditions and schools of thought in the 21st century. The central theme has been: how […]Read more "Evolving Contemplative Practice: Part 4, the Rise of Mystic Fellowship"