Ministry of Ecstatic Trance eXperience

Sermons from November 2014

Zen and the Arts of Liberal Ministry

On February 10, 2014, Rev. James Ishmael Ford, UU World online columnist, was a guest speaker of the Buddhist Ministry Initiative at Harvard Divinity School For more on esoteric religion and experiential ecstatic trance, see the webpages for the Centre of Universal Loving Tranceformation and the Church of Universal Loving Tranceformation at http://www.LoveTranceformation – you…

The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

Reza Aslan talks about his book, Reza Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. For more on esoteric religion and experiential ecstatic trance, see the webpages for the Centre of Universal Loving Tranceformation and the Church of Universal Loving Tranceformation at http://www.LoveTranceformation – you can also join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ecstaticmind for…

A Sex Goddess and a Queen

On November 13, 2013, Jacquelyn Williamson, visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley; WSRP Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and Near Eastern Studies at Harvard Divinity School, spoke about her research on Nefertiti. For more on esoteric religion and experiential ecstatic trance, see the webpages for the Centre of Universal…

Religion and the American Radical Tradition

Harvard Divinity School professor Dan McKanan delivered a presentation on his latest book, Prophetic Encounters: Religion and the American Radical Tradition, on March 5, 2012. Discussants of the book were Timothy P. McCarthy, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and program director at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, and Diane…

DIVINISEX: Sensual Ecstatic Trance eXperience

DIVINISEX Sensual Ecstatic Trance eXperience As Metaphysical Practice for Meaningful Worship In this sermonation, Rev. Dr. Brian David Phillips discusses DIVINISEX as Sensual Ecstatic Trance eXperience as Metaphysical Practice for Meaningful Worship. Dr. Phillips discusses the nature of DIVINISEX and how to use ecstatic trance and experiential hypnosis methods to create your own or someone…

Jesus the Zealot

If you lived in first-century Palestine and encountered a charismatic visionary named Jesus, what would you think? Reza Aslan, author of No God But God, profiles Christ as a man of his time; leaving out the centuries’ worth of myths, legends, and beliefs, he draws from historical sources to introduce a passionate, even fanatical, ideologue…

The Ecstasy of Biblical Translation

Acclaimed expert on biblical, gnostic, and apocryphal writings, Willis Barnstone explores the question, were early Christians Pharisee Jews like Saint Paul? Barnstone is a poet and translator of ancient and modern texts. A four-time recipient of the Book-of-the-Month Award and Pulitzer nominee, he is author of Restored New Testament (Norton), The Gnostic Bible with Marvin…

Christian Meditation for Seekers

On November 10, 2011, Roger Haight, SJ, scholar-in-residence at Union Theological Seminary, explained how the worldview of Ignatius Loyola shapes a particular approach to and understanding of Christian meditation. The lecture was the second in the series “Intellectual Worlds of Meditation,” in which members of different religious traditions discuss the meaning and implications of meditation…

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