Israel Morrow

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Gods of the Flesh: A Skepti...

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The God Argument by A.C. Grayling
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The title is a misnomer.
The book is divided into two parts. The first is a critique of classic theology, such as the ontological and teleological arguments for the existence of the Judeo-Christian God. The critique is alright on its own terms, but
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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
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I had heard great things about this book, even comparisons with Siddhartha, but ultimately I was disappointed.
This is a spiritual book, but with a message that's kind of mish-mosh, randomly mixing bits of universal truth, biblical tradition, New Age
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" The concept of consciousness as an external force and the body as a "receiver" has very ancient roots; it is more or less the basis of Hindu theology. ...more "
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First, credentials. I am not Native, but I have known several Native
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" This is a big topic, and I can only touch on a few points...

First, I would challenge anyone who sets up America as the standard image of a prosperous
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Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
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This book will succeed at its goal of making poor and middle class Americans more financially savvy. Kiyosaki daringly focuses on shifting perspectives about money rather than offering how-to-get-rich schemes. His insights about middle class ...more
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“Meditation isn’t what most people think,’ she said. ‘You’re meditating right now, in the way that you’re focused on what I’m saying. If your mind was somewhere else—if you were thinking about the Saints game or what you might have for dessert—that’s not meditation. You have to be here, now. Inhabit the present moment, because that’s the only way to find lasting happiness. If you think happiness is somewhere out there, you’ll spend your whole life chasing it, and once you find something that looks like happiness, it will change without warning. You have to accept yourself as you are, happy to be breathing, to be present in this moment.”
Israel Morrow, Gods of the Flesh: A Skeptic's Journey Through Sex, Politics and Religion

“Native peoples do not look for salvation from worlds beyond. They need no alternate reality, because the mortal world and the spirit world are the same. This Earth is heaven, hell and purgatory; but most importantly, it is home. The greatest of spiritual mysteries may be revealed just beyond the front door, in the life of a community.”
Israel Morrow, Gods of the Flesh: A Skeptic's Journey Through Sex, Politics and Religion

“I firmly believe that American society would not endure ten years if subjected to half the trials and tortures we’ve put Natives through. And yet Native peoples have not been utterly destroyed, not by the world’s strongest military. They have not been totally assimilated, not by the world’s largest religion. Native religions are indeed concerned with being a good person, respecting one’s family, ancestors, community, and the Earth—and when these principles are lived, there is great strength.”
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