Is Marriage Outdated? What’s So Evolutionary About an Ancient Tradition?

Amy EdelsteinCultural Development, Relationships, Values, Ethics, Morals

About love, marriage & evolution

People want to know why, in the age where so many traditional notions about women, men, and coupling have changed, where we consider everything including choosing our own preferred gender pronoun, I use the term marriage so readily. I use the term intentionally, in part because it’s convenient to signify many beautiful qualities, and in part to bounce off against a superficial … Read More

Insight on Love & Marriage from a New, Evolutionary Perspective

Amy EdelsteinRelationships

Love & marriage advice and insight from Amy Edelstein

The purpose of Love, Marriage & Evolution’s contemplation process is to open up a context so you can find your way. What does that mean and how does it work? This posture and perspective towards life sets your very special and unique relationship within a vast and broad framework. A frame as large as the unfolding of the entire universe. Can something … Read More

Love, Marriage & Evolution

Amy EdelsteinCultural Development, Relationships

Love, Marriage & Evolution  is an 8 chapter, 166 page book and guide for contemplation released in November 2013. Download a complimentary copy here or purchase a print copy for your ongoing use.   Excerpt from Chapter 2  LOVE All You Need Is Love? As we look at how we want to update our understanding and expression of love, it’s … Read More

A Song that Goes On Singing

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Dialogues, Evolutionary Spirituality, Featured Posts

Spiral

An interview with philosopher & founder of Schola Contemplatonis Beatrice Bruteau. AE: In this issue we are exploring spiritual evolution and the relationship between enlightenment and evolution. You are one of the pioneering thinkers in evolutionary spirituality and your work has been devoted to bringing an evolutionary view to Christian contemplative life. In your book, God’s Ecstasy, you have said, … Read More

Don’t Leave G-d Out of It: Zalman Schachter’s Views on Sexuality

Amy EdelsteinBlog, Philosophers & Mystics, Relationships

Zalman Schachter Shalomi wide

 This interview with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi explores his interpretation of views on sexuality and spirituality in Judaism.  Western tantra, Christian and Hindu celibacy, Tibetan sexual yoga, Buddhist monasticism . . . as we began discussing these vastly divergent approaches to sexuality in spiritual life, I wondered what Judaism had to say about the subject. Raised in a Reconstructionist synagogue with … Read More

Stewards of the Planet: Jane Goodall

Amy EdelsteinCultural Development, Featured Posts, Social Activism, Values, Ethics, Morals

Amy Edelstein interviews Dr. Jane Goodall Dr. Jane Goodall, primate specialist, UN Ambassador for Peace, and special advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, seemed to be everywhere at the World Summit for Sustainable Development, ever patient and stridently impatient. She glided from event to event, observing with a scientist’s eye, responding with a mystic’s heart, and synthesizing with an … Read More