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What Happens When You Fall?

Deepa Gulrukh Patel

To live in the Great Mystery is for me the greatest adventure of my life. When we were developing The Seven Pillars e-book, we came up with a series of questions as an entryway into… read more »

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My Sacred Garden

Deepa Gulrukh Patel

“To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that… read more »

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Que suis-je?

Deepa Gulrukh Patel

What am I?As a young child growing up in Kenya, I was magnetically drawn to the rich, red soil. My love for its sandy softness was a bane to my mother who constantly… read more »

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Crossroads

Deepa Gulrukh Patel

I’m once again at that place in the journey of life where I think I need to make a choice about which direction to take. My mind is buzzing with the usual questions: What if… read more »

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Becoming What You Gaze Upon

Naomi Rose

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For the Love of All Created by Thee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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Supplication


Pir Zia Inayat-Khan

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Bowl of Soul

J. Ruth Gendler

 

Becoming What You Gaze Upon

Naomi Rose


I have heard the phrase said in spiritual circles, “God is not our parents.” This I have understood as meaning that the full, nothing-withheld devotion and trust we give to our parents when we are born not only gives to them the power of God (when in reality they are “only human”), but also sees in them the God they cannot at that time see, or remember, in themselves. And also that God is much, much more than this. read more »

For the Love of All Created by Thee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee


Within, you will find a short video from Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee telling the story of a miraculous gift of a prayer found in the foothills of the Himalayas. read more »

Supplication


Pir Zia Inayat-Khan


You to whom we belong ~ to whom we have always belonged
 ~ to whom we will always belong • You who sustain our life ~ who sustain our breath • You who came before everything ~ who will follow after all
 ~ who live everywhere, always... read more »

Reflections

Meditation Cards by Asha Greer


These cards are intended as meditation aids. Many of them were painted by Asha Greer after meditation experiences that resulted in useful insights or refreshing states. There are directions accompanying each card, which is intended to be a suggestion and are often only loosely related to the artist/author's experiences. They were written later. You are encouraged to find your own relationship with the cards. see the gallery »

Bowl of Soul

An excerpt from the chapter 'Cups, Bowls, and Baskets' from "Notes on the Need for Beauty"

J. Ruth Gendler


For years I have been inspired by images of the body as a vessel, an earthenware pot filled with varying qualities, elements, and energies, the bowl of soul. It is an image with echoes from many ancient cultures. Soetsu Yanagi, who pioneered a movement to appreciate the crafts of everyday life in twentieth-century Japan, emphasized the beauty of the natural, genuine, and simple. read more »

Sacred Ecstasy

An excerpt from "Divine Attunement: Music as a Path to Wisdom"

Yuval Ron


I could hear the seagulls’ calls and smell the salty air of the Sea of Marmara from the small café by the grand Blue Mosque of Istanbul. An old man pushed a cart loaded with freshly baked round bread covered with sesame seeds. I felt at home. It was a beautiful warm day in early June 2011, and I was getting ready to start a Peace Mission tour of Turkey. read more »

Sacred Geography Gallery Series

Paul Devereux


GALLERY THREE: PONY HILLS SHAMANIC LANDSCAPE :: In this 5-part series of galleries, we will look at a range of sacred geographies, the mindscapes of past times that can still speak to our souls. The power of sacred place. (Image: Paul Devereux.) read more »

Join the Campaign to Revivify Wisdom

Help Promote the *Journey Toward Wisdom* E-Book

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne


You're Invited . . . Though I am just now introducing myself to you, it is my hope that we’ll soon know one another well. We have a common wish – wisdom in our time. To this end, Seven Pillars House of Wisdom has created a multimedia workbook titled *The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom,* that I signed on to promote far and wide. read more »

Initiatory Rites

Carolyn North


Standing there on that hillside, I knew this could not be a burial site but was probably an ancient place of initiation. The ‘feel’ was of life, not death. As I come from a culture that does not prepare its young for enlightened adulthood with initiation rituals, I wondered if perhaps I’d been called to Brittany to do my own version. Otherwise how explain the undeniable pull that had brought me across a continent and an ocean to climb this particular hill to this ancient pile of stones? read more »

Heaven Is Not a Zip Code

Omid Safi


What if we have gotten Heaven all wrong? Many Christians, Muslims, and some Buddhists imagine a heavenly place as an eternal reward for the faithful. While this 'place' is often described as a garden of serenity and tranquility, we often see many faithful arguing about who can and cannot have access to this place in ways that are in no way serene and tranquil. Not only do we argue about the place, we also argue about who can get in, and who is locked out. What if we have it all wrong? read more »

Spiritual Inquiry

Sirr al-Basir / Lee Irwin


One challenge in spiritual development is finding a path, a dedicated way through a thicket of possibilities in a social context of pluralism and remarkable diversity. Such a path is a combination of beliefs, practices, and personal relationships that lead to a meaningful way of life, one that fully supports one’s deepest values and desires. read more »

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