Monthly Archives: February 2015

To Recognize the Same [in Others]


Like Rev. Stephanie (who is part of the Mantra Teacher program,) I continuously feel the loving energy of ParaBrahman, the ‘near surround’ of the energy field in which we all live and are a part of, truly being part of the Divine, just as the Flame of Truth, the Indweller (Narayana) lives within our sacred heart chakra and is ever enlightened. When I encounter others, my inner light recognizes their enlightened soul, no matter what body or station in life it is inhabiting. Thanks to Rev. Stephanie for being so articulate.

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Recently I was gifted to hear a presentation in my theology class from Dr. Stanley Goldin, a quite well known and respected scientist, who is engaged in some very excited work – namely to scientifically document the mystical experience. In a recent article, The Human Soul – Can it Survive in an Age of Neuroscience? he states, “There are two ways of knowing, the book of science and the book of spiritual experience.” As he encouraged us to respond to his talk, I did. Here is what I wrote. Enjoy! 
Dr. Goldin,
I am Stephanie Rutt, a DMin student, and would like to share some thoughts with you about your talk today from the other way of knowing – the way of spiritual experience. I have returned to school very late in life to articulate what I have long experienced – what I heard you pointing to today. I am…

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