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Sources for learning about a spiritual life

Unitarian Universalism draws from six sources:

1. Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life. (In many religious traditions these are called "revelatory experiences" because they do not depend on words or a text, they are personal experiences. Carl Jung said that he didn't believe in God, he knew God.)

2. Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love. (In many religious traditions these are the "saints," "gurus," and other people perceived to be holy and inspired. "Prophetic women and men" manifest in many secular areas of society as well.)

3.Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.

4.Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.

5.Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against the idolatries of the mind and spirit.

6.Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circule of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

A Course In Miracles

Osho (Baghwan Shree Rajneesh)

Conversations with God ( Neale Donald Walsch)

Lives and teachings of mystics

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