Spiritual But Not Religious in 2012 – IX

Post-Enlightenment spirituality has always talked (as did the Romantics) about the nature and transformation of Self. Congregational Abrahamism mostly has not.

Via many means of transformation, human beings can develop sensitivity to a whole range of subtle phenomena and can experience directly the transpersonal. “That which is spiritual” includes these things, and the idea of democratic access to them. “That which is religious” may not. These experiences offer ways of knowing that slip around authority’s barriers.

It is important to watch for any sign of a situation where religion is again in a position to burn, degrade, and/or impose other societal judgments on those who have such experiences and sensitivities.

Everyday discrimination against SBNRs remains commonplace.


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