Interfaith

A Sip from the Fatiha

A Sip from the Fatiha

Al-Fatiha - The Opening Door, the Opening Chapter, the Door to All That Is, to All Mysteries and Subtleties (With apologies for the necessary but breathless italics, exclamation points, parentheses, and multiple question marks. The whole multiverse is breathless,...

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Internet Passwords and the Judgment Day

Internet Passwords and the Judgment Day

The name of this blog is "The Spaces in Between", and that's the name of everything I do, really. The Sufi stuff, the Intercultural Relations masters degree, even the Irish music, which draws strength from what seems like another lifetime -- it's all about border...

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Bridging a Gap

Bridging a Gap

In the 1970's, there was a seemingly unbridgeable canyon between the religion of Islam and western universalist Sufism: the successors of Hazrat Inayat Khan, and the Dances of Universal Peace. As an early convert to Islam from that generation of seekers, I experienced...

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Cowboys and Indians

Cowboys and Indians

"You know, when (we) played cowboys and Indians with our friends, I always wanted to be a cowboy. I was in junior high when I realized a guy could be a cowboy and an Indian at the same time." - an Indian character in Anne Hillerman's Rock with Wings Okay, cut from...

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Musings

Musings

Excerpts from the Operating Manual for Human Beings CONDUITS We, all of us, are designed to be conduits of Divine Energy, which is always available, and which flows through us as creativity, insight, energy, and inspiration to be poured out into the world. But the...

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