God/No-God is supportive of the spiritual traveler into the dark nights of soul who may not relate well in these uncertain times to the markings for that journey offered by the traditional religions and spiritualities. A substantial Prologue provides a reflection on the "loss of footing" many are experiencing as the world moves from the Modern Era dominated by Euro-America to the New Global Era whose social, economic and political forms seem to favor the few and create hardship for many. This is context for the poetic Grail Quest, beginning with an engagement of the Beloved, integral to the spiritual Journey. It then recounts an experience of the journey to the God/No-God place where Void fuses with Plentitude - the final staging for elevation to the Distant Land (and YOU). It concludes with a compassionate call to care for the earth and it people.
|Publisher:||A Global Spirit 21 Publication|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)|
About the Author
John Phalen has had a diversified career as an Episcopal priest and organizer/provider of human services. He has a Master of Divinity from Berkeley, Yale Divinity School and a Doctor of the Science of Theology from San Francisco Theological Seminary (Berkeley Theological Union). He served as an Air Force Chaplain and organized a major refugee resettlement program, then an English language/vocational school for refugees. He conducts workshops on meditation and spirituality. He is a published poet and produced playwright. Presently he is developing educational programs in Cambodia and an interfaith organization, Global Spirit 21, to facilitate Sprit engaged care of the earth and it people in the emerging Global Era.