Hints and Guesses Conversations about Spirituality, Religion, Doubt, Sacred Texts, Nature, Soul, Love, Death and all the Good Stuff

February 7, 2019  

To my own surprise, I keep returning to the Bible, a book that allures and repulses, inspires and confronts.  The archetypes, stories, symbols and metaphors are like a bridge between the transcendent and nameless, and the ordinary and mundane.  This week, the polar vortex, Trump tweets, and the Creation story make an appearance in the ways we've lost the plot.  Enjoy!

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January 24, 2019  

To my own surprise, I keep returning to the Bible, a book that allures and repulses, inspires and confronts.  The archetypes, stories, symbols and metaphors are like a bridge between the transcendent and nameless, and the ordinary and mundane.  I don't think the Biblical narrative has runs its course when it comes to meaning.  In fact, the way we misunderstood, dismissed, derided and ignored the great stories has contributed to more narcissism and nihilism and loss of meaning. We've lost the plot.  In this series, I hope to recover some of the ancient wisdom that runs like a mysterious thread of meaning from antiquity to the present.   

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October 9, 2018  

This week, intro to Bill Plotkin!  We'll take a look at Plotkin's nature-based map of human wholeness in his book Wild Mind and why we desperately need this sort of work in the world right now.  I hope it helps!

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June 20, 2018  

Paul Moore and Kent Dobson have an unscripted conversation about dreams and dreamwork.  For both of us, dreams have been an important and surprising part of growing out of our old ways of being in the world.  We're not claiming to be dream experts; we're just curious and open.  This conversation is more like a 101 introduction.  Enjoy!   

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May 16, 2018  

Paul Moore, Kent Dobson. Two friends chatting about…90’s worship music (really?), shame, the esoteric and exoteric, moments of transcendence, manipulation, learning to swim, and perhaps the universal experience of having been cheated by whatever system we happen to be in.  

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May 3, 2018  

Back with Paul Moore!  We talk about the cultural epidemic of not growing up, the first and second half of life, and how the soul is always trying to get our attention (plus zombies and MC Hammer).  Enjoy our unscripted, not claiming to be experts, conversation.

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April 26, 2018  

Paul and Kent have another unscripted chat about what happens when the world is not on board with our wandeing, shedding social roles, cycles of change.  Enjoy!  

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April 19, 2018  

This week, intro to Ken Wilber!  I focus on the troubling and life-giving notion of "transcend and include," specifically as it relates to spiritual growth, intelligence or worldviews (from magic to integral).  I conclude with a few thoughts on the virgin birth and the crucifixion and my own evolving way of holding these stories.  I hope it helps! 

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March 26, 2018  

The second installment of, Stuff that Helps!  This week we'll look at the work of Joanna Macy.  I'd like to focus on her way of describing transformation and change.  And personally, I'd like to talk about the relationship between grief and change.  Her work is extensive, so this is just a taste (more than an hour's worth).  I hope this helps!

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March 7, 2018  

I’m very excited to talk about, Stuff that Helps! (Updated Version) Ideas, people, books, maps, etc. have shaped who I am and I think you'll find them helpful too.  This first episode is rooted in Richard Rohr's work on the initiated (male) adult.  In other words, what does a healthy adult look like?  His focus is on healthy adult males, something we obviously need in this crazy culture we live in, but I think his ideas move beyond gender roles.  Anyway, I hope this stuff helps.  For futher reading, check out Rohr's book Adam's Return.  Enjoy

 

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