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 from participants appear in the Facebook display
below the contribution to which they are responding.
Participants in the seminar can respond to each
The time-commitment should be less than one hour per week.
And participants can engage with the group at any time during the week.
Because this is a Facebook GROUP (not a Facebook
each discussion-starter and all responses
are sent by e-mail to every member of this cyber-seminar.
Each week, we start a new theme, as listed below.
In contrast to a face-to-face seminar,
this Facebook Group does not require being at a certain place at a
We will still be able to see the faces of the participants,
at least those participants who use their real faces on Facebook.
And even those who use some other image or icon
will be known by how they present themselves on Facebook.
We will begin our 16-week seminar
as soon as 100 people have joined our Facebook Group.
The members will decide which day of the week to 'meet'.
Another advantage of this way of organizing
is that potential participants can see exactly what will be discussed
Which of these following themes are already alive in your mind and
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.
Write for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
But all chapters of this book will always be
at the URLs listed above.
Thus, there is no charge for reading the book on the Internet
and no charge for joining our Facebook seminar.
January 25, 2013; Revised 1-30-2013; 1-31-2013; 2-8-2013; 11-27-2013;
Go to the book that is the printed resource for this cyber-seminar: