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  Encyclopedia: Creation Spirituality
Creation Spirituality is a set of beliefs about God and humanity promoted by the theologian and Episcopal priest Matthew Fox.
Matthew Fox is a controversial American Episcopal priest and theologian, and the leading exponent of Creation Spirituality.
Panentheism (Greek words: pan=all, en=in and Theos=God) is the view that God is immanent within all Creation and that the universe is part of God or that God is the animating force behind the universe.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Creation-Spirituality   (215 words)

 Trinity United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas - Creation Spirituality
Creation Spirituality teaches that God permeates all things and that humanity is created blessed, not tainted by original sin.
Creation Spirituality draws on the earliest traditions of the Hebrew Bible and has been celebrated under various names over the centuries, most notably by the Rhineland Christian mystics of medieval Europe.
Creation Spirituality seeks to revitalize contemporary worship by asking what would happen if, instead of requiring artists to conform to established worship practices, Christian worship adapted to the creativity of artists.
www.tumc.org /creation.html   (211 words)

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Creation Spirituality, while exemplified in one line of Christianity, is truly as old as creation.
Creation Spirituality seeks a wholistic spirituality that overcomes the dualism between religion and science, between spirituality and social justice and between psyche and society.
Creation Spirituality is naturally allied with liberation theologies and the struggles for justice in Latin America, Asia and Africa against colonialism.
mywebpages.comcast.net /dlature/itseminary/creaspir/whatis1.html   (667 words)

 : : The University of Creation Spirituality : :
Creation Spirituality (CS) honors all of creation as an original blessing.
Creation Spirituality integrates the wisdom of Western spirituality and global indigenous cultures with the emerging post-modern scientific understanding of the universe and the awakening artistic passion for creativity which reveals the inter-relatedness of all beings.
The Creation Spirituality movement seeks to integrate the wisdom of western spirituality and global indigenous cultures with the emerging scientific understanding of the universe and the passionate creativity of art.
www.souldrumming.com /pages/university.html   (454 words)

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We celebrate Creation Spirituality when we wonder at the mysteries of science, when we let spirit move us in dance, and we ask questions of monsters in our dreams.
Creation Spirituality does not say which sacred texts are truth, allegory, or fiction.
Creation Spirituality does, however, suggest going from wherever one is now to new levels of awareness and action.
mywebpages.comcast.net /dlature/itseminary/creaspir/whatis2.html   (469 words)

 Dissent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A broad set of belief systems in which creation is worshipped and in which a belief in many gods (polytheism) is held.
This spirituality has much in common with pagan Wicca (Witchcraft), which is also focused on worshipping creation.
It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to 'That Which Is Within.'" Usually pagan influenced spirituality centers will sponsor all of Enneagrams, Centering Prayer, and Labyrinths.
www.ourladyswarriors.org /dissent/index.html   (2083 words)

Women-Church Convergence was created as a coalition of twenty-six feminist groups with intricately interwoven directorships, "drawn from a narrow band on the ideological spectrum" and described as "rooted in the Catholic tradition" (p.
She claimed that feminist spirituality is "dissolving that myth and image" and re-creating "a myth of God through the process of alienation from the old myth and the reconstruction of a God-myth through the lens of another experience of humanness" (p.
There is for them no hope, because demons have led them to base "creation spirituality" upon the act of despair, and the tragedy of Catholic feminist philosophy is that they have accepted despair as their act of "hope." This may be why they almost always look so sad.
www.rtforum.org /lt/lt53.html   (3360 words)

 Creation Spirituality and the New Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Creation is permeated with a redemptive sanctification, even a divinization.
Many of today's Creation theologians or "geologians" focus excessively or exclusively on the message of Nature and the voice of the ego or conscience unenlightened by God's law, thereby leading their followers away from the one most important solution to our environmental crisis:
Introduction Peace with God and all Creation Ecological Conversion Declaration on Environment Hebrew Scripture Christian Scripture Catechism Pope John Paul II Bishops Saints Lay/Religious St.
conservation.catholic.org /creation_spirituality.htm   (2278 words)

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Creation, a magazine sponsored by the Friends of Creation Spirituality, Inc., whose president and editor-in-chief is Fox.
Creation describes itself as “deeply ecumenical, deeply cosmological, deeply practical and deeply alternative.” A recent issue portrays a nude Jesus Christ, seated in the yoga lotus position, with antlers on His head (July/August, 1991).
It [the fall/redemption model] is a dualistic model [separating the sacred and profane] and a patriarchal [father oriented, male dominated] one; it begins its theology with sin and original sin, and it generally ends with redemption.
www.equip.org /free/DF105.htm   (5545 words)

 The World Prayers Project
The purpose of this website is to gather the great prayers written by the spiritual visionaries of our planet into an online database representing all life affirming traditions.
If we have inadvertently used a prayer which is copyright protected and for which we do not have permission to quote, please advise us of our mistake so that we may work to correct it.
All life affirming spiritual, cultural and ethnic traditions are invited to participate.
www.worldprayers.org   (977 words)

 The Sacred Labyrinth Walk, Illuminating the Inner Path, Open yourself to a new spiritual experience
It is important to recognize it as a spiritual practice, not a magical tool.
Its work is our commitment to enter into the sacred spiritual walk, not merely once, but to use it as part of an ongoing spiritual practice.
The vision of the world-wide Labyrinth Project is to establish labyrinths in cathedrals, retreat centers, hospitals, prisons, parks, airports, and community centers so they are available to walk in times of joy, in times of sorrow and when we are seeking hope.
www.sacredwalk.com   (1195 words)

 Sacred Flesh
Spoken symbolism thus refers back to manifestations of the sacred, to hierophanies, where the sacred is shown in a fragment of the cosmos...
Through the temple of the body celebrating in the body of the temple, chaos becomes creation, and evil is transformed into order.
It is striking that the most ancient creation story in the Bible, Psalm 104, so full of praise of the fleshy creation of God, in celebrating the same for 34 verses, only at the 35th verse, and only in the context of praise and joy, raises the question of human sin.
www.gracecathedral.org /enrichment/excerpts/exc_20000523.shtml   (926 words)

 power to share - the practical spirituality of unconditional love
Love is the ever expanding power of creation in all of us, whether we accept it or not.
The subject of this site is practical spirituality, not as taught by any master, church, or special school of thought, but just as I'm learning it – like you.
We only need joyful moments of recognizing and remembering, which playful learning actually is. Our knowing soul can take it from there and she won't be hindered by the distortions that every translation of inner truth involves.
www.powertoshare.com   (433 words)

 ChildSpirit - Home
ChildSpirit Institute is a 501[c]3 nonprofit educational and research organization dedicated to understanding and nurturing the spirituality of children and adults.
ChildSpirit provides leadership, scholarship and partnership for the emerging field of children’s spirituality, an area that is growing into a potent social change movement.
ChildSpirit is not affiliated with any particular religious group but honors the spiritual heart of all wisdom traditions.
www.childspirit.net   (157 words)

 Native American Spirituality
Each tribe had its own set of festivals, rituals, and spiritual beliefs, therefore to write of 'Native American spirituality' as one entity would be erroneous.
The powers of nature, the personal quest of the soul, the acts of daily life, the solidarity of the tribe--all were religious, and were sustained by dance and ritual.
Native Americans' creation myths also portray a different understanding about the place humans occupy vis-à-vis their animal, plant and mineral co-inhabitants of the earth.
www.greenspirit.org.uk /resources/NatAmerSpirit.htm   (1636 words)

 Abundant Spirituality + codependency recovery + inner child healing = Joy2MeU
We were raised in shame based, emotionally dishonest, Spiritually hostile environments by parents who were wounded in their childhoods by patriarchal, shame based civilization that treated children and women as property.
Spiritual Teacher and Codependency Therapist Robert Burney, whose work has been compared to John Bradshaw's "except much more spiritual" and described as "taking inner child healing to a new level," has developed a unique approach to emotional healing that is the next level of recovery from codependency so many people have been seeking.
He combines Twelve Step Recovery Principles, Metaphysical Truth, and Native American Spirituality with quantum physics and molecular biology in presenting his belief that we are all connected, we are all extensions of the Divine, and that ultimately Love is our True essence.
joy2meu.com   (2674 words)

 Trinity United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas - Creation Spirituality Links
The Labyrinth Project - The World-Wide Labyrinth project is committed to reintroduce the labyrinth in its many forms as a spiritual tool.
Its deeply healing qualities have been lying dormant for centuries so labyrinths need to be established in cathedrals, churches, retreat centers, hospitals, prisons, parks, airports and community spaces around the world.
Creation Spirituality ListServ - This list is made up of folks from all walks of life who have come together through their interest in creation spirituality.
www.tumc.org /creationspirit.html   (333 words)

 Thursday Theology #198 - Creation Spirituality - an Other Gospel
"Creation Spirituality," if the term is new to you, is a late 20th century movement linked to Matthew Fox, former RC monastic (Dominican, I think, but I'm not sure).
Our teacher Marlene De Nardo was an evangelist for the "gospel" of the "Creation Spirituality" [hereafter "CS"] movement associated with Naropa University in Oakland, Calif. (where she teaches) and its proposals for dialogue with world religions.
By eliminating the distinction between Creator and creature, there is no "Outsider" to call us to account for the way we are living.
www.crossings.org /thursday/Thur0328.htm   (1901 words)

 Bede Griffiths: Holy Man for Our Time   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Passing over and coming back, it seems, is the spiritual adventure of our time.
It was Bede's hope to have created a center where people of different religious traditions could meet together in an atmosphere of prayer and learn to grow together towards that unity in Truth which is the goal of all religion.
Christ had assumed the whole Creation and was offering it in and through himself to the Creator.
www.ecsd.com /~grace/jmabry/bede.html   (1165 words)

 The Four Ways of Creation Spirituality at Project: Shadow.com
“The backbone of the creation spirituality tradition is its naming of the spiritual journey in Four Paths.
By naming the journey we assure that we shall not get stuck in any one of the paths, which can easily happen since each of the paths is deep and powerful (Fox, Creation Spirituality, 17).” A path is a relationship between two ends over a certain terrain.
We are told in Path One that awe and delight matter; in Path Two that darkness, suffering, and letting go matter; in Path Three that creativity and imagination matter; and in Path Four that justice and celebration, which add up to compassion, matter (Fox, Creation Spirituality,17-18).” What matters is the terrain the paths cover.
www.projectshadow.com /mypath/creation/essay/4ways.htm   (670 words)

 San Francisco Faith July/August 1997 | In The Foxtrap, by George Neumayr
In 1995, the 57-year-old renegade priest lost control over the Institute in Culture and Spirituality, a program he had led for over a decade at Holy Names.
Six or so classrooms surround the communal room, each emblazoned with the name of a "spiritual" leader Fox admires: Sojourner Truth, Gandhi, Eckhart, etc. There is also a "sacred cave," which a staffer describes as a "chapel," but which is simply a bare, carpeted room with a few cushions, candles and a small running fountain.
From a faculty which features Jerry Brown, UCS students take such courses as: Advanced Dreamwork, The Historical Jesus as Ecological Sage, Creation Spirituality and the Gay and Lesbian Experience, Sacred Sexuality, and Massage as Meditation.
www.sffaith.com /ed/articles/1997/0797gn.htm   (528 words)

 Neil Douglas-Klotz
Beginning in 1976, I was very privileged to study with the early students of the American Hebrew/Sufi mystic Samuel L. Lewis, who introduced me to the body prayer meditations called the Dances of Universal Peace.
From 1986 until 1996, I served as a faculty member of the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality and a member of the Core Faculty since 1990.
During its "golden age," the ICCS was a gathering place for scientists, artists, educators and learners from many different cultural and racial backgrounds.
www.abwoon.com /neil.html   (609 words)

 Interview With Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox is founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality which is located in downtown Oakland, California, in order to bring hope to the downtown area and diversity and racial harmony.
In January 1999, the Naropa Institute of Boulder, Colorado, and UCS co-created an educational and spiritual alliance and community.
To create a new model for university, for education, one that includes the rest of creation and sensitizes ourselves to our lower chakras where we connect so much to the Earth.
www.anaflora.com /articles/inter-sharon/interv-fox.html   (2384 words)

 WildFaith - Creation Spirituality
Creation Spirituality honors all of creation as "original blessing."  It is an ancient, earth-centered spirituality found in the deepest traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Sufism, indigenous and other paths.  As theologian
and practice, this oneness extends to the earth, the environment and, indeed, to all creation.  One begins to perceive all things in God and God in all things.  The Divine Indwelling perceives Godself in everything that exists.
GreenSpirit:  The Association of Creation Spirituality in the UK
wildfaith.homestead.com /creation.html   (296 words)

 Spiritual Light Journey - Services, books, ezine, links
Our hope is: to offer resources for spiritual healing, spiritual gifts, spiritual awakening and transformation; to share and aspire toward the ideas of spirituality, metaphysics, New Thought, self help, alternative health, and positive growth in all areas of life.
Our vision and dreams see this as the beginning of a journey toward the creation of a community that reflects this connectiveness and joins the many "circles of light" type communities that are forming around the world.
In four days of truly awesome, yet down to earth material, you will transform your understanding of the nature of this reality, and of the self, and gain an insight into how you can create whatever it is you want in your life.
www.spirituallightjourneys.com   (455 words)

 Counting our Original Blessings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1977 he founded the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College in Oakland, California, and began to formulate educational programs, encouraging participation from all creeds, races, and subcultures.
The clergy at the Vatican must be wringing their hands as he speaks freely about the motherhood of God, the spiritual relevance of environmental consciousness and love for animals, the interconnectedness of all religions, and the acceptance of homosexuality as a viable lifestyle.
That Jesus' message might actually have something to do with progressive social action is an idea that the church has traditionally sidestepped with dexterity, but listening to Matthew Fox, it is easy to entertain the idea that the true spirit of Christ is arising to turn the tables once again.
www.levity.com /mavericks/fox-int.htm   (436 words)

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