Radical Christ – The Only Commandment
“Love God and Love your neighbour” is for Jews and Christians the Greatest Commandment.This Video Explores the Radical New Ethic proposed by Erich Neumann in his Book Depth Psychology and the New Ethic. (1990)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Neumann_(psychologist) Using ancient Rabinnic Midrash methods in Hebrew Translations Neumann came up with an amazing insight into what neighbour can also be…
Radical Christ – Saviours and Scapegoats
Early on in the narrative of Jesus’ ministry, the crowd want to make him King. Both occasions are after he has miraculously fed them (John 6:12-15) and extravagantly made wine from water. (John 2:23-25). In a publicist’s nightmare, on both occasions Jesus withdraws from the projection and idolization, “because he knew what was in people’s…
The Radical Christ – The Parables of Jesus and Life
The Parables were stories Jesus told about God. Could the Gospels be Parables the Church told about Jesus? Dominic Crossan thinks so.What if all our lives are parables we are telling the world and ourselves about LIFE?What is the parable that you are living? Podcast of this episode
A Radical Christ 10- Miracles: Signs, Wonders, Power
In this episode we continue to explore the public ministry of Jesus as part of his whole life which left us an orienting map for our own journey.What we regard as the miracles of Jesus life were not intended to be the extraordinary and illogical events we have come to believe miracles to be.Instead these…
Radical Christ 9 The Wilderness-Ravenous Hunger and Test
Last episode we explored the wonderful Baptism of Jesus, the dove, the voice, “You are my agapeitos” (beloved child). Why, Jesus could have been the proto Trust (fund) Kid! How then does the same Spirit, (can you still see the dove?) “offer him up” to the Wilderness where the Devil and the Ravens rule? This…
A Radical Christ- 6 – Phase One – Incarnation vs Excarnation
In the sixth talk on “A Radical Christ”, Peter examines the Incarnation of Jesus and how this symbolises the return of divinity to indwelling humankind.From the dawn of consciousness humans have projected their consciousness outwards further and further from access. A kind of EX-carnation. Less and less embodied and more and more intellectual and philosophical.In…
The Radical Christ 4- Pivotal Life Stages for Jesus and for Us
Jesus as the proto-typical (arche-typal) human life has in the stages of his life the experience and the cure for every human condition.
The Radical Christ 1 – Gnowing NOT Believing
In a joint venture with Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat and in the face of rabid fundamentalism and tired Christian ritual, Peter is launching a series titled “The Radical Christ”. Just under a year ago whist on a visit to Dharmagiri, Thanissara “downloaded” an insight during her morning practice which she wrote on a notelet and…
Why am I so needy?
Luke 12:22-31 He said to his disciples, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn,…
Watching till the ego yields.
Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to…