Interfaith inter-spirituality and Spiritual Federalism – a videos course on a page

Interfaith as Spiritual Federalism gateways and teachers to feeling at one with the great wisdom traditions – an interfaith inter-spiritual & Perennial Philosophy ‘course on a page’!

I came a long time ago to the understanding that there are many paths but one summit.  I wanted a deeper sense of connection with other wisdom traditions.  I wanted to feel the kind of nourishment that believers in those wisdom traditions feel.  I wanted a gateway and a teacher that would give the connection I desired.

One key idea to come out of this is Spiritual Federalism – is the next goal for interfaith work?  It’s an alternative to conversion mania.  The world may have ended by the time the Christians have converted the Jews or Muslims the Christians or the Baha’is everyone else.  Indeed conversion mania may bring the world to its end!  Spiritual Federalism is simply the idea that if you are comfortable in your current wisdom tradition so be it.  But if you have a universal heart and wish to reach out to find the oneness behind the various traditions you are like an American citizen – you belong to your State, Texas for example, but you are also, via federalism, an American.

These are the Paths, the Teachers, the Teachings and a video introduction for what I have to date;

Interspirituality, Perennial Wisdom, Universalism and Integral Studies – great teachers who show the oneness beyond the diversity (some of these teachers apply to more than one category!)

THE PATH – Inter-religious/mystic

THE TEACHER – Bro Wayne Teasdale

THE TEACHING – Book

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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THE PATH – Perennial Wisdom

THE TEACHER – Eckhart Tolle

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO 1  VID 2

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THE PATH – Universalism

THE TEACHER – Karen Armstrong

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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THE PATH – Integral Studies

THE TEACHER – Ken Wilber

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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8 Major wisdom traditions

1 THE PATH – Sufism

THE TEACHER – Shaikh Kabir Helminski

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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2 THE PATH – Baha’i Faith

THE TEACHER – Abdu’l-Baha

THE TEACHING – Books  

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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3 THE PATH – Christianity

THE TEACHER – Brother David Stendahl-Rast

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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4 THE PATH – Buddhism

THE TEACHER – Thich Nhat Hanh

THE TEACHING – Books  

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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5 THE PATH – Hinduism

THE TEACHER – Eknath Easwaran

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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6 THE PATH – Judaism

THE TEACHER – Abraham Joshua Heschel

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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7 THE PATH – Quaker Universalism

THE TEACHER – QUG

THE TEACHING – US articles

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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8 THE PATH – Taoism

THE TEACHER – Deng Ming-Dao

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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Two more important figures

THE PATH – ’Science+ mysticism

THE TEACHER – Albert Einstein  

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros. – VIDEO

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THE PATH – Holistic Education

THE TEACHER – Prof John P ‘Jack’ Miller

THE TEACHING – Books

VIDEO Intros.  – VIDEO

CONCLUSION: Through these teachers I am an inter-faith-ist, an inter-spiritual-ist,  a Universalist, an intermystical-ist, a student of perennial wisdom, a Traditionalist i.e. someone committed to the mystical core of all true wisdom traditions.  

I therefore am at least a  Muslim, a Baha’i, a Christian, a Buddhist, a Hindu, a Jew and a Taoist – light is light in whatever in shines – providing men, and its usually men, have not obscured the light with a black shade of their own making!


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UPDATED July 15th