Cult or religion? Image edited by Web Investigator Cults are exploitative, weird groups with strange beliefs and practices, right? So what about regular religions then? Tara Isabella Burton writes about religion, culture and place, and her work has appeared in National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic, among others. She is a Clarendon Scholar at Trinity College, Oxford, working on a doctorate in theology, and recently completed her first novel. Cults, generally speaking, are a lot like pornography: you know them when you see them. It would be hard to avoid the label on encountering (as I did, carrying … Continue reading What is a cult?
by Jeff Street, Contributor, Waking Times Conceiving of the Separation Game In most of the multitude of realities that “we” created and then played within we knew, to varying degrees, what we were — creator beings that are integral parts of the One creator being — Source consciousness, prime creator, God, or whatever else you like to call it. But within this great diversity of realities, there were none in which we completely forgot what we were — and this possibility intrigued us immensely. What would that be like and what could it teach us? It certainly seemed like it might … Continue reading CONSTRUCTING THE SEPARATION GAME