Over the years, I’ve collected a lot of websites and online resources that have helped me navigate and map out my spiritual path. They’re not bottom lines. None of them offer the mystical truth wrapped up with a bow. I’ve returned to them over time and testify to their usefulness in my own process. I offer them with this caveat: for the most part, we already know everything we need to know. The best that any exterior source can do is remind us of our inner teacher, our inner wisdom – in short, our genius.
If I could, I would sit quietly with you, walk a few miles in the New England forest with you, make and sip tea with you as the sun rises. Until then, these friends will have to do.
A Course in Miracles
Course in Miracles Society publish A Course in Miracles Original Edition. This version reflects edits made largely by Bill Thetford and Helen Schucman in tandem. Their site includes an incredible amount of information discussing the various versions of the scribed material and helping serious students decide how to approach the material in useful and instructive ways.
Daan Dehn is a New Zealand resident who has been studying A Course in Miracles for a long time. Both in correspondence and on his comprehensive site and blog, he has been an invaluable resource in better understanding – and bringing to realization – the ACIM belief system.
Tara Singh has been the single most powerful influence on my practice of A Course in Miracles. His books are a bit hard to find, but well worth it.
Robert Waldrop maintains an enormous site ostensibly about Catholic Social Justice teachings, but which leads in all sorts of directions relating to sustainability, green building, politics and more.
Paul Munn has been an important writer in my learning. His fearless willingness to examine his faith – both its interior manifestation and the shape it takes in worldly community – is inspiring and informative.
The writings of Joel Goldsmith are very similar to ACIM, though there are differences. His book The Infinite Way is one I return to often, always with gratitude for its simplicity and clarity.
Jiddhu Krishnamurti was one of Tara Singh’s teachers and a profound thinker and writer in the twentieth century. I come back to him from time to time. He is a wonderful reminder of the fact that Spirit exists outside whatever religious or spiritual straitjacket we happen to be wriggling in at a given time.
The dialogues between David Bohm and Krishnamurti are wonderful – both to read and to witness in video. Both men were brilliant and thoughtful, bridging their different cultural backgrounds and training with remarkable sensitivity and insight.
Worthington Rag – a poetry site I started many years ago and which has continued, in fits and starts, ever since. Though it can seem an obtuse and difficult bit of writing, it feels as integral to the spiritual path as anything else I do.