Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quote of the Week 80 - E. J. Gold

How can a man go through his entire life without seriously questioning everything he has ever been told about himself and his world?

How can he remain indifferent to ideas which are new to him and which are not available in the ordinary course of events?

How is it possible that a man never asks himself what his real purpose for existence might be?

Why is mechanical man unable to impartially view his situation and change his life accordingly?

How can a man who has realized that he can no longer be content with the ordinary satisfactions of mechanical-biological life fail to question what he is and what he might accomplish if he were free?

And finally, how can a man break the bonds of ordinary biological life and leave behind him once and for all the things of his past which supported him since he was a child? How can he bring himself to cross the wild river which stands between his ordinary but comfortably predictable life and the uncertain life of evolutionary man?

This last question, at least, has an answer, or at least a partial answer. He cannot break his bonds until he can see the other shore. Until he raises his eyes from the sweaty soil of the earth, he cannot see, and cannot comprehend. But if he is able to glance even once across the river, he will never rest until his goal is reached.

--from
Secret Talks on Voluntary Evolution, by E. J. Gold

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Quote of the Week 381 - Heaven

Heaven is all round,

Translated to sound.

--Michael Hedges

CURRENT TEACHING SESSIONS

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Announcing Publication of New Book, DIMENSIONS: Navigation the Spiritual Spectrum


I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum, now available at Amazon, in paperback print and Kindle versions. It is easily found by searching my name, or by searching the full title and subtitle. You can also click on the image of the book in the right hand column of this blog.


What a great way to start the New Year, cozying up to a fire, real or imagined, and reading a new spiritually inspiring book, sure to become a classic!


DIMENSIONS: Navigating the Spiritual Spectrum

Grounded in the traditions of Torah and Veda, Steven J. Gold takes us on an oceanic tour of the depth and breadth of spiritual consciousness. Sharing personal stories and insights into various traditional scriptures as examples, he urges us to adopt a spiritual worldview, to “ponder infinity, awake and arise,” to “find your inspiration and follow it.”


“The chapters…are records of what happens when Steve’s right mind, and heart, are given full freedom to wander where they wish. As discoveries and correlations are made, his well-trained left mind and sharp wit give his observations shape and form…” – Brother Shankara, Resident Minister, Vedanta Center of Atlanta


“Universal Ice Cream: Dive deep into Steve’s wonderful book to help find your favorite flavor on the Spiritual Spectrum.” – Rabbi Mitch Cohen, Spiritual Leader, Congregation Shalom B’Harim, Dahlonega, GA

“Steven J. Gold’s Dimensions is an exploration of spirituality from the inside out. If you are looking for a guide through the pathless land of truth, read this book.” – Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of The World Wisdom Bible



Interfaith/Inter-Spiritual Contemplative Groups

Please check out the following, which is an ongoing activity that may be of interest:


http://www.interfaithci.org/contemplative.html


Or


http://www.neshamainterfaithcenter.org/specialevents/#contemplation