OUR CAPACITIES OF SPIRIT
A Facebook Group of the same name has been
as the place where the participants in this cyber-seminar meet
to discuss their own dynamics of spirit.
Here 'spirituality' does not assume that one believes in any of the
Participants use their home
computers or hand-held electronic devices.
Each discussion begins with reading a free on-line essay—linked
Then participants share their responses, question, &
These comments appear in the Facebook display
below the contribution to which they are responding.
Because this is a Facebook GROUP (not a Facebook
each discussion-starter and each response
is sent by e-mail to every member of this cyber-seminar.
Each week, we start a new theme, as listed here:
PART I: WHICH GODS DO
Chapter 1. No Gods Created
the Universe .
Chapter 2. No Gods Wrote
Holy Books .
Chapter 3. No Gods Are
Watching Our Behavior .
Chapter 4. No Gods Are
Chapter 5. No Gods Can Save
Us from Death .
INTERLUDE: WHICH GODS
Chapter 6. God-Talk Might
Be a Way of Expressing Our Spiritual Dynamics .
PART II: WHAT IS
SPIRITUALITY? SIX CAPACITIES OF OUR HUMAN SPIRITS
Chapter 7. Beyond the Life
of the Body, the 'Heart', & the Mind .
Chapter 8. W a y s t
o E x p a n d O u r S p i r i t s .
Chapter 9. Self-Transcendence,
Self-Criticism, & Altruism .
Chapter 10. Freedom:
Transcending Enculturation and Choosing for Ourselves .
Chapter 11. Creativity:
Making Something Genuinely New .
Chapter 12. Love: The
I-Thou Encounter, Discovering Other Persons of Spirit .
Chapter 13. The Disclosure
of Existential Anxiety
Manifestations of Our Existential Predicament .
Chapter 14. Glimpses of Joy
and Fulfillment .
PART III: WITHOUT GODS, THE
FUTURE OF SPIRITUALITY
Chapter 15. The Next 1,000
Years of Spiritual Progress .
Chapter 16. Asking the
Ultimate Questions .
As suggested by the chapter numbers,
there is also a book collecting the 16 discussions of this
This 72-page book of the same name costs $10 wholesale,
plus postage and handling to have it delivered anywhere on Earth.
See full details about the printed book here:
Developing Our Capacities of Spirit.
A PDF of the whole book can also be delivered by
which will allow you to store it on any electronic devise you use for
The costs for the PDF is $5, plus $2 if you pay electronically.
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January 25, 2013; Revised 1-30-2013; 1-31-2013; 2-8-2013
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