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Unraveling Religion

These mystical and practical discussions are explorations of spirituality and its relation to religion and psychology, with questions always. Beyond a specific religion or spiritual practice; what do we share, what do we have in...more

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Part 1 An Atheist's Perspective; Science, Secular Humanism, and Religion: An Examined Existence with Graham Sears

Episode 1

May 15, 2022

Part 1 An Atheist's Perspective; Science, Secular Humanism, and Religion: An Examined Existence with Graham Sears

In this old talk with a dear friend, reposting from the archives from August 2009, Graham and Joel cover religion and ethics and Graham's...

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The Unity of Mysticism: The Micro and Macro Landscape Of Existence Posted With Henry Cretella and Joel Lesses

March 14, 2022

The Unity of Mysticism: The Micro and Macro Landscape Of Existence Posted With Henry Cretella and Joel Lesses

In this episode recorded for Alchemical Dialogues, Henry Cretella inteviews Joel about the arts, and how they are instrumental in creating change within ourselves...

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Part 2 Special Episode Themed 'Spirituality, What Is It?': An Unraveling Religion Roundtable With Five Former Guests

Episode 2

February 25, 2022

Part 2 Special Episode Themed 'Spirituality, What Is It?': An Unraveling Religion Roundtable With Five Former Guests

In the second half of this two part conversation recorded, the panelist delve deeper into spirituality and practices with anticdotes, lessons, tips, and stories....

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Part 1 Special Episode Themed 'Spirituality, What Is It?': An Unraveling Religion Roundtable With Five Former Guests

Episode 1

February 25, 2022

Part 1 Special Episode Themed 'Spirituality, What Is It?': An Unraveling Religion Roundtable With Five Former Guests

In this dynamic and unique discussion, Unraveling Religion brings together five former guests of the show: Chris, Henry, Rich, Sara and Bettie. Together with...

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Who Are We? Building A Bridge With Language: A Talk With Poet and Storyteller Bill Pruitt

December 15, 2021

Who Are We? Building A Bridge With Language: A Talk With Poet and Storyteller Bill Pruitt

In this talk, Bill and Joel cover the terrain of poetry, storytelling, and questions: 'What does silence teach?' 'What is the ego, what is...

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Honoring Traditions and 'The Deep River Flow' Of Life, Walking An Autumn Path, Making It One's Own: A Talk With Henry Cretella, MD On Spiritual Development

November 24, 2021

Honoring Traditions and 'The Deep River Flow' Of Life, Walking An Autumn Path, Making It One's Own: A Talk With Henry Cretella, MD On Spiritual Development

In this walk and spontanous talk through a local neighborhood and nearby meadow in Rochester, NY, Henry and Joel discuss Henry's path and development...

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