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

May 29, 2019  

Stuff I've been pondering - the soul's code and her aims, raising kids, our post truth culture, the underworld pool of memory, "what to remember when waking" (David Whyte), the un-lived life, "concealment of Being" (Heidegger), and the relationship between the past and a new imagination for the future.  Enjoy!

April 25, 2019  

Episode 5 in losing the plot, my Biblical series.  I'm following the last podcast on Holy Week with a few musings on resurrection.  Did Jesus really resurrect?  What's the meaning intended by such a radical and complex image? Reflecting on the experiences of Paul and Mary Magdalene, some important patterns emerge that take us beyond the debates about belief and history.  Enjoy!

April 16, 2019  

Back with another musing on the Biblical stories.  This episode is about Holy Week, the last week of Jesus life, the Sacred Fool, eating the Divine, and one of the more troubling and enigmatic teachings of Jesus to buy a sword.  Plus, Peter needs to eat his shadow in order to grow up.  Enjoy! 

March 27, 2019  

This episode is about our cultural and "spiritual" obsession with safety, the human ego, translative and transformative religion, and whether or not the deeper path of soul and/or God is really all that safe.  Enjoy! 

March 6, 2019  

Still losing the plot!  This week we work backwards from The Tower of Babel to Cain, a few of the darker stories in the entire Hebrew Bible. These ancient stories keep provoking, challenging, inspiring, alluring, much to my surprise.  What do you think?  Does the Bible still matter?  

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!

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.   

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!

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!   

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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