12th mo. 2014 Blog Posts (24)

Quakers Are Mystics

ESR MA student Tracy Davis completed this essay for her Quaker Mysticism course with Carole Spencer.

Quakers are mystics. Friends testify to a communicative Creator who is both transcendent and immanent, present among us, even within us. Our practices of silent waiting worship, corporate…

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Added by Earlham School of Religion on 12th mo. 5, 2014 at 8:30am — 24 Comments

THE KEEPER OF THE LOOM OF LIFE

THE KEEPER OF THE LOOM

I am the Keeper of the Loom.

Hand me the light of your thinking and the dark of your passions and I will weave them into the living colors flowing from your heart on the loom of your life.

How will this turn out?

Added by Jean Yeager on 12th mo. 4, 2014 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Recovering the Quaker Apocalyptic Tradition

Friends United Meeting recently announced that it will soon be publishing a 2nd Edition of Douglas Gwyn's Apocalypse of the…

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Added by Matt on 12th mo. 4, 2014 at 12:26am — No Comments

Two feet on the other shore.

Standing with two feet on the other shore, the old place fades in the cooling mist. The past things, on the other side of the canyon, are shadowings that no longer overcast and enchant Being. Presence shines inward and fills the space of the old place. I am parallel to the old place, seeing the misty dark forms engulf Being in their outward cast and ruling and guiding Being in their various manifestations and professions. When those casted speak, puffs of mist drift from their mouths…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 3, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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