Be Spiritual – Episode 22

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UU Chalice by Inga Johannesen, UU Church of Chattanooga, TNMy guest for Episode 22 is Laura, a relatively new UU whose spirituality is an amalgam of the stops along her religious journey.  Raised Episcopalian, Laura has explored yoga, Native American spirituality, and the mysticism of Hinduism blended with Christianity. Laura finds taking the best from each religious tradition helps her to connect with the divine.

Perhaps ironic, her exploration occurs within a Unitarian Universalist community, where she finds acceptance and an encouragement to probe deeper.

This episode runs about 44 minutes. You may listen with the above audio player, download the mp3 file, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Our theme music is Floating Souls, composed and performed by Ambrish and made available royalty-free thanks to Music Alley from Mevio. The chalice artwork was created by Inga Johannesen, of the UU Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

More Information

If you’d like to explore some of the topics touched upon during my conversation with Laura, check out these resources:

  • Wikipedia’s article on Hinduism
  • Wikipedia’s article on Yoga
  • Website of Russill Paul, author, musician, monk, and yogi
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4 Responses to Be Spiritual – Episode 22

  1. Dave says:

    Hi Gary. In this episode, number 22, Laura mentioned some CD’s she would listen to and chant with on her way to work. This something I have an interest in and would very much like to listen to/possibly incorporate them into my spiritual practice. With that, would you mind terribly contracting her and asking what CD’s she is referring to?

    Thank you so much.

  2. Gary says:

    Dave, thanks for your question and for listening. I will follow up with Laura and see if I can learn which CDs she uses.

  3. Gary says:

    Dave, Laura says these are the CDs she uses, all by Russill Paul:

    Shabda: Mantra Mysticism,
    Shakti: Tantric Embrace,
    Bhava: Ecstatic Heart, and
    Nada: Awakening Spirit

    The CDs are available on Russill Paul’s web site.

  4. Dave says:

    Thanks so much Gary. And please pass on my appreciation to Laura.

    Namaste ~

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