Author: Dan WakefieldTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Marian Del VecchioPublisher: RupaYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 167ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129118530
Spirituality is full of rules. You need to find your own way straight through them.Some people claim that you cannot truly achieve spiritual fulfillment if you're not a vegetarian. Some say you'll never find the path if you don't learn yoga. And some would insist that any display of vanity--cosmetic surgery! hair mousse!--is a sign that inner peace is way out of your reach.With great candor and humor (much of it irreverent!), Dan Wakefield's Spiritually Incorrect shows that there are as many ways to find spiritual fulfillment as there are individual seekers. Part memoir, part essay, part whimsical illustration from his own life, Wakefield's reflections break down the barriers that lie in the way of spiritual fulfillment, showing you that rules were made to be broken, and how it's possible--and imperative--for you to discover a rewarding spiritual life that fits your own personality, your own path.In this age of political correctness and watching what we say, award-winning author Dan Wakefield dares to ask the risky (and Sometimes hilarious questions about spirituality: 1. Why is poverty sacred, wealth profane? 2. Can a Coffee house be a scared space? 3. Does Yoga Make you a Hindu? 4. Can a Man pray in Public and still be “Macho”?5. Does eating a Steak really taint your Soul? 6. Who in Our Lives and Our Modern Day World Deserves to be Canonised as a saint?
AcknowledgmentsI. A Guide to Spiritual Incorrectness 1. Does God Care if You Drive a Convertible? 2. My Spiritually Incorrect Journey back to God II. The Spiritually Incorrect Outlook 3. Hearing Voices 4. Is Poverty Sacred, Wealth Profane? 5. A Vote for Women as Ministers 6. Spirited Pets 7. The Coffee House as Sacred Space 8. Sexual Orientation and the Spirit 9. Is God in A Tree?10. Needed: One Spiritual Emergency 11. Macho Men at Prayer12. Speaking in Tongues 13. New Age, New Opportunities III. The Spiritually Incorrect Body 14. Many Roads to Recovery 15. When Prozac Spells Relief 16. Soul Food? 17. Spa Spiritually 18. Does Yoga Make You A Hindu? IV. Profiles of Spiritually Incorrect Lives 19. Who Do You Think is a Saint? 20. Can A Greenwich Village Radical Become a Saint?: Dorothy Day 21. A Monk in Love: Thomas Merton 22. The Spiritual Legacy of a Pagan: C. Wright Mills 23. We Have the Power to Change: Werner Erhard 24. Communicating with The Unseen: Ollah Toph 25. Clear Vision: Reynolds Price 26. Be Old Now: Ram Dass 27. Rowing Toward God: Anne Sexton 28. A Believing Nonbeliever: Leonard Kriegel 29. Better Than Church Spires: Norm Eddy 30. He Takes no Prisoners: Henri Nouwen About the Author About Sky Light Paths