“My” Meditation Teacher: Bart van Melik

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. -- Anonymous Several years ago, I attended a Chinese-speaking temple for several months with our dear neighbor Melissa. The abbess and congregants went out of their way to ensure that I always knew what was going on by providing a translator for me, and they couldn't …

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If there’s no God, who am I talking to?

This morning, I woke up with a killer migraine. I took meds and went back to bed. As I was lying there waiting for the medication to kick in and/or to fall back asleep, I said a prayer to Archangel Raphael, the "healing angel." In my woozy, headachy state I asked myself, "Do I really …

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Conversations with Angels, Part II

In my previous post, Conversations with Angels, Part I, I provided a brief, high-level overview of angels from a historical and cross-theological perspective. Today, I will share my first-hand experience with angels from my yet-to-be-published book Faith without Labels — A Guide to Eclectic Spirituality (projected publication date February 2018). I'll also examine the enormous popularity of current publications …

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