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Entries by Philip Goldberg from 07/2012

July 3 and 4: Celebrating Inner and Outer Freedom

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion

That this year's Guru Purnima comes the day before Independence Day strikes me as symbolism worth reflecting upon. Both India and America have always stood for something special in the world's eyes, and the two civilizations have enriched one another immeasurably with their gifts.

Emerson's Declaration of Spiritual Independence

| Posted 07.16.2012 | Religion

This was radical stuff in pre-Civil War America. Emerson was essentially turning religion 180 degrees on its axis. Instead of a deity presiding over creation from somewhere up there, divinity was here, there and everywhere.