Spiritual Realism

The intellectual and experiential understanding of these realities can be referred to as spiritual realism. Spiritual realism addresses the nature of who we are as human beings without accepting traditional religious beliefs.

Spiritual Realism

You are not happy. You may enjoy periods of relative happiness and you may be happier than other people that you know, but you are not as happy as you'd like to be or as happy as you can be. How do I know? First of all, if you were completely satisfied with your life you wouldn't be holding this book in your hands right now. Second, it is very rare to find people that are in touch with certain realities regarding their existence that lead to lasting happiness. Spiritual Realism works in two ways. First, it will challenge the way you think about yourself and your personal reality construct, or in simpler terms, what you think is real. Your illusions need to be shattered in order to achieve the bliss that you desire, yet has been eluding you for so long. Second, this book will teach you a series of techniques that will make you happier and more content with your life if you practice them sincerely over an extended period of time. Spiritual Realism works. It cannot fail to work. Good luck! IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have strong religious beliefs you will likely find views in this book disturbing.

Spiritual Realism Overcoming the Dogmas of Fear and Guilt

It is called balance and it is brought about by the perfect union between science and spirituality. It is spiritual realism, a sweet spot that has neither radical scientism nor fundamentalist religion.

Spiritual Realism  Overcoming the Dogmas of Fear and Guilt

The mind is the source of it all. Balance your mind and you will balance your life. Most of your imbalances are the result of beliefs that do not belong to you. You have either inherited them through birth or acquired them through teachings of others. Your spiritual integrity is compromised since you are not standing in your own truth. It is all others whom you have trusted from your parents to your religious and political leaders who have constructed the matrix in which you live. Your real authentic matrix is fear, prejudice and worry free. To return to that, you will need to overcome the illusions that others have built for you. Your true matrix is divinity. You are the great divine creator who has come here to help expand the infinite universe. You are here to create and enjoy this great game of life. Suffering is a choice and you have the free will to always choose differently no matter what the circumstance. All that you need is within you. You are much more powerful than you ever imagined.

Berkeley and Spiritual Realism

Spiritual Realism and these Questions . — These questions carry us to the borderland of the knowable . Materialistic realism closes the prospect . Its universe is throughout ' a riddle , an enigma , an inexplicable mystery .

Berkeley and Spiritual Realism


Quantum Christian Realism

Spiritual Realism The abstract reality that exists in - between quantum measurements smacks of a metaphysical or spiritual reality . This foundational reality in turn underwrites all physical reality . I thus posit a reinterpretation of ...

Quantum Christian Realism

Classical Christianity is rooted in a historical event: the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. This is the central tenet of the Christian Faith. However there are a good number of tenets of Christianity that aren't historical at all. Rather, they are ontological. In other words, they are grounded in the nature of reality itself. In this work Rocco Boni shows how the dozen or so ontologically-based tenets of Christianity derive from the very foundations of reality; being grounded in the theistically-friendly ontology of quantum phenomenon. These tenets seem to have been built into the cosmos at the ground floor, their realization deriving from the indeterministic, immaterial, abstract nature of quantum process. This is not simply a book, it's a discovery. One that shows that the true ontic status of reality is not simply theistic, but Christian. The structure of this theistic ontology is elegant and economic, both hallmarks of scientific truth. If there were such a thing as a Theistic Unification Theory, this would be it.

Working with Critical Realism

I had this spiritual side – a curiosity about that dimension of life. But bringing them together was difficult, they never seemed to touch each other. LORETTA: Exactly my experience. CELINA: This is where critical realism came in.

Working with Critical Realism

This international and interdisciplinary collection gathers stories from researchers and research students about their methodological encounters with critical realism. Whether the contributors are experienced or novice researchers, they are predominantly new to critical realism. For various reasons, as the contributors’ detail, they have all been drawn to critical realism. It is well known that critical realism can be bewildering and even overwhelming to newcomers, especially to those unfamiliar with language of, and without a grounding in, philosophy. While there are now numerous and important introductory and applied critical realist texts that make critical realism more accessible to a broader audience, stories from newcomers have been absent – especially as part of a single collection. The significance and uniqueness of this collection lies in its documentation of first-hand reflective insights on the practical use and implementation of critical realism. The contributors feature critical realist inspired research journeys in Australia, England, Scotland, Belgium, Sweden, and Spain. The hope of this book is that the stories and accounts presented in it will inspire – or at least sufficiently arouse – the curiosity of others to explore critical realist possibilities, which we believe offer enormous value to serious researchers across and within all disciplines and subjects who are interested in rigorous intellectual work with a socially progressive purpose.

A Companion to Anglican Eucharistic Theology

He distinguishes a material and spiritual realism, saying: “We have great need to remember that expressions which were altogether wholesome in effect when realism was spiritual, have a different effect in an age which believes that the ...

A Companion to Anglican Eucharistic Theology

Anglican eucharistic theology varies between the different philosophical assumptions of realism and nominalism. This book presents case studies from the 20th Century to the Present and avoids the hermeneutic idealism of particular church parties by critically examining the Anglican eucharistic tradition.

Spiritual Education in a Divided World

asingle. non-negotiable worldview« (Wright, 2001,p.121). Andrew Wright: spiritualliteracy and critical realism However, while Iagreewith muchof Wright«s argumentfor a criticalform of spiritual education, and agreewith his claim that a ...

Spiritual Education in a Divided World

In the era of globalization debate has turned to the vital need for a thorough understanding of its impact on the spirituality and health of the youth of today. Spiritual Education in a Divided World recognises the urgent need for effective research in this area. This exceptional volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to tackle the key question

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy

These trends are subsumed broadly under spiritual realism, in contrast to classical realism, the positivistic philosophy that greatly influenced the fields of physics and biology and, as a consequence, psychotherapy research.

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy examines new and existing models in psychotherapy and presents them in an accessible manner to the practitioner in training through illustrative therapy cases and practitioner commentaries. There are many new models that have emerged in psychotherapy in recent years; however; they have not often been made accessible to front line practitioners.

Critical Realism Environmental Learning and Social Ecological Change

that Bhaskar wanted to share cannot but sound spiritual. To purposively make it sound non-spiritual would ultimately makes it seem contrived. The ancient mystics and many of our non-Western ethnic religions arrived at spiritual tenets ...

Critical Realism  Environmental Learning and Social Ecological Change

Southern Africa, where most of these book chapters originate, has been identified as one of regions of the world most at risk of the consequences of environmental degradation and climate change. At the same time, it is still seeking ways to overcome the century long ravages of colonial and apartheid impositions of structural and epistemic violence. Research deliberations and applied research case studies in environmental education and activism from this region provide an emerging contextualized engagement that is related to a wider internationally articulated quest to achieve social-ecological justice, resilience and sustainability through educational interventions. This book introduces a decade of mainly southern African critical realist environmental education research and thinking that asks the question: "How can we facilitate learning processes that will lead to the flourishing of the Earth’s people and ecosystems in more socially just ways?" The environmental education research topics represented in this book are wide-ranging. However, they all exhibit the common theme of social justice and wanting to create change towards a better future. All the authors have used critical realist or critical realist-influenced research methodologies. Offering contributions from a small but growing community of researchers working with critical realism in the global South, this book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners in the areas of environmental education, sustainability, development and the philosophy of critical realism in general.

Toni Morrison s Spiritual Vision

the 1955 essay “Magical Realism in Spanish American Fiction.” The piece stands out for reportedly using the term magical realism, rather than magic realism, for the first time. In the decades that followed, critics labeled fiction that ...

Toni Morrison s Spiritual Vision

When Toni Morrison died in August 2019, she was widely remembered for her contributions to literature as an African American woman, an identity she wore proudly. Morrison was clear that she wrote from a Black, female perspective and for others who shared her identity. But just as much as she was an African American writer, Toni Morrison was a woman of faith. Morrison filled her novels with biblical allusions, magic, folktales, and liberated women, largely because Christianity, African American folk magic, and powerful women defined her own life. She grew up with family members who could interpret dreams, predict the future, see ghosts, and go about their business. Her relatives, particularly her mother, were good storytellers, and her family's oral tradition included ghost stories and African American folktales. But her family was also Christian. As a child, Morrison converted to Catholicism and chose a baptismal name that truly became her own--Anthony, from St. Anthony of Padua--going from Chloe to Toni. Morrison embraced both Catholicism and the occult as a child and, later, as a writer. She was deeply religious, and her spirituality included the Bible, the paranormal, and the folktales she heard as a child. Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision unpacks this oft-ignored, but essential, element of Toni Morrison's work--her religion--and in so doing, gives readers a deeper, richer understanding of her life and her writing. In its pages, Nadra Nittle remembers and understands Morrison for all of who she was: a writer, a Black woman, and a person of complex faith. As Nittle's wide-ranging, deep exploration of Morrison's oeuvre reveals, to fully understand the writing of Toni Morrison one must also understand the role of religion and spirituality in her life and literature.

Religion in Film

This cinematic realism confronts the spectator with a reality “ in which there is more than that of which it is the ... 34 The search for the holy by means of a " spiritual realism " means the recognition of both the incarnational ( a ...

Religion in Film

This multiauthor book concentrates on themes and images of religion in film. It features analysis of some of the most important directors in the twentieth century, includiing Coppola, Chaplin, Hitchcock, and Truffaut, among others.

The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism

(1908) Berkeley and Spiritual Realism. New York: Dodge Publishing Company. Friday, Jonathan. (2005) “Dugald Stewart on Reid, Kant and the Refutation of Idealism”, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 13: 263–86.

The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism

The Rise and Fall of Scottish Common Sense Realism examines the ways in which five Scottish philosophers - Lord Kames (1696-1782), Thomas Reid (1710-1796), Dugald Stewart (1753-1828), Sir William Hamilton (1788-1856), and James Frederick Ferrier (1808-1864) - tackled a problem which has haunted Western philosophy ever since Descartes: that of determining whether any form of perceptual realism is defensible, or whether the very idea of a material world existing independently of perception and thought is more trouble than it is worth. This century-long conversation about the relation between mind and world led these five Scots to think uncommonly hard about a host of challenging issues in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and meta-philosophy. In order to present each philosopher's views in a fair and reasonably charitable light, Douglas McDermid has tried to identify the main problems each was attempting to solve, to relate his work to that of his predecessors where possible, to describe the mistakes (real or perceived) he was particularly anxious to correct, to explain the internal logic of his position, and to discuss some of the main objections which he anticipated and tried to rebut. McDermid's hope is that even seasoned students of the realism controversy may learn something new and valuable from this exercise, if only because he has chosen to focus not on the usual suspects - Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant - but on a fresh and undervalued cast of characters.

The Image of Man in Selected Plays of August Wilson

However, there are still different opinions among critics about that, describing it as cotemporary classics, spiritual realism, domestic realism and even nonrealistic drama. “While Fences [ . . . J is widely anthologized and touches ...

The Image of Man in Selected Plays of August Wilson

Wilson's approach can be seen as a communal romanticism, dealing with ordinary people, language, and problems, giving the priority to the feeling and human dignity over logic, power and money, putting freedom and equity as a pivotal concern, almost presenting women and children as victims, and highlighting the importance of heritage, identity, and culture. As his self-revision message, all those three plays demonstrate scenes of black self-review, showing the blacks' part of responsibility in the situation they live in. It is a project of self-rehabilitation for the blacks. Since American society is a multicultural spectrum, there is not any certain legibly ascribed American identity. That is why Wilson does not submit to the claims of the dominant cultural trend by some white critics like Brustein. Wilson confidently presents the blacks' identity typified with self-fulfilment and contribution to the American culture, as his alternative contributory image of man against the white dominant models, or the violent black ones.

The Age and the Church

The whole weight of the age is an emphasis on the demand for Christian Realism . By its Christian realism the church must establish that Spiritual Realism which the world denies , and must overthrow the materialistic exclusiveness which ...

The Age and the Church


Visions of Reality

(1962, 279) I began this essay by taking note of a common misperception which regards realism as a threat to the spiritual life. But why should realism be regarded as a threat? The objective of realism is to see reality without ...

Visions of Reality

In an age when political correctness, ideological myopia, political partisanship, and other sundry inanities have utterly mangled truth and clear insight beyond all recognition, nothing can be more to the purpose than an open and honest examination of some of the more salient issues confronting the civilized world. In Visions of Reality: Viewing Old Problems in a New Light, philosopher and independent scholar Greg Nyquist takes a fresh look at some of the central issues confronting civilized man in the twenty-first century, eschewing the conventional platitudes that have enveloped them and instead opting to go wherever the evidence leads. Essays on conservatism, democracy, moral externalities, the psychopathology of the left, economics, business cycles, and intuition all bring a fresh perspective on some of the chief problems tormenting mankind. The book concludes with two ambitious essays on the meaning of life. The essay "Realism and the Spiritual Life" attempts to give an unbiased, agenda-free account of the evidence for and against theism. The book concludes with essay "Freedom and the Spontaneous Universe," which introduces a bold conjecture that rejects the determinism implicit in the cosmologies of neo-darwinists and creationists in favor of a vision of the universe that is compatible with mankind's experience of individual initiative and freedom.

History of Science

So always in their view has idealism or spiritual realism been a sign only of atrophy or “nerves” or defect and natural incompetence of some kind. The substantial progress of thought, except for somehow persistent and discouraging ...

History of Science


The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov

During the talk, Stanislavsky outlined a new goal – the search for a different type of realism: This is the realism of the inner truth ... This realism is externally simplified, down to a minimum, for the sake of spiritual deepening.

The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov

The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov brings together Chekhov specialists from around the world - theatre practitioners, theorists, historians and archivists – to provide an astonishingly comprehensive assessment of his life, work and legacy. This volume aims to connect East and West; theatre theory and practice. It reconsiders the history of Chekhov’s acting method, directing and pedagogy, using the archival documents found across the globe: in Russia, England, America, Germany, Lithuania and Switzerland. It presents Chekhov’s legacy and ideas in the framework of interdisciplinary theatre practices and theories, as well as at the crossroads of cultures, in the context of his forays into such areas as Western mime and Asian cosmology. This remarkable Companion, thoughtfully edited by two leading Chekhov scholars, will prove invaluable to students and scholars of theatre, theatre practitioners and theoreticians, and specialists in Slavic and transcultural studies. Marie-Christine Autant-Mathieu is Director of Research at the National Center For Scientific Research, and Assistant-Director of Sorbonne-CNRS Institute EUR’ORBEM. She is an historian of theatre and specialist in Russian and Soviet theatre. Yana Meerzon is Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa. Her book publications include Adapting Chekhov: The Text and Its Mutations, co-edited with Professor J. Douglas Clayton, University of Ottawa (Routlegde, 2012).

The Homiletic Review

Is Christian Realism the true includes all the ideals and spiritual' realism ? Does it give the absolutely ity which belong to Christianity . correct view of the universe ? This Whatever is to Christianity itself a furnishes the deepest ...

The Homiletic Review


The Andover Review

If a man's thought has not shaken itself clear from the dust of philosophical quiddities and abstractions ; if it does not help us out of intellectual phenomenalism into spiritual realism ; it is only the old , barren rationalism over ...

The Andover Review


The Andover review eds E C Smyth and others

If a man's thought has not shaken itself clear from the dust of philosophical quiddities and abstractions ; if it does not help us out of intellectual phenomenalism into spiritual realism ; it is only the old , barren rationalism over ...

The Andover review  eds  E C  Smyth  and others