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In the Beginning Was the Spirit: Science, Religion, and Indigenous Spirituality

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An astonishing synthesis of humankind's understanding of the Great Spirit that energizes, sustains, and runs through all creation. Poets knew it. Mystics knew it. Indigenous people knew it. Now Diarmuid O'Murchu unearths what religion has often forgotten or ignored -- the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the breath of all things. Using insights fro ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 25th 2012 by Orbis Books
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"In the Beginning was the Spirit" has my free ebook on comparative mysticism in its bibliography. "The greatest achievement in life" at suprarational.org/gail2012.pdf has been reviewed on Goodreads.

"Quantum Theology: Spiritual Implications of the New Physics" is in the primary bibliography of my ebook.
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An interesting exploration of the Spirit in association with science and indigenous peoples' spirituality around the globe, which hopefully will make readers consider our connections and our differences and grow more respectful and energized by both.
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Diarmuid O'Murchu, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London, UK. In that capacity he has worked as a couple's counsellor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling, and laterally with homeless people and refugees. As a workshop leader and

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