SteveMcCarty , to histodons
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The Shintō shrine Jōnangū (城南宮) in Kyōto, was a palace of Emperors from the beginning of the Period in 794. It has from different periods since then, and a patch of pink and white blossoms around a big stone lantern is a most stunning sight to behold. Several years ago the head priest showed me around and explained the history in Japanese. Jōnangū is not well known to tourists, but it draws many reverent Japanese.

The third photo is of a teahouse and a reddish variety of plum blossoms. The last photo shows what my American friend whom I guided got: a seal written in by the shrine maiden (o-miko-san). Jōnangū is written down the center, with yesterday's date down the left side. The right side is what the shrine especially offers: houyoke - a to avoid obstacles or worries, such as with one's family. There is a great demand for such nowadays.


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Rear view of the Jōnangū shrine plum blossoms and stone lantern
Teahouse and red plum blossoms
The American friend whom I guided got a stamp book and seal written in calligraphy by a shrine maiden (o-miko-san). Jōnangū is written down the center, with yesterday's date down the left side. The right side is what the shrine especially offers: houyoke - a prayer to avoid obstacles or worries, such as with one's family. There is great demand for such blessings nowadays.

lannan , to theology
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Orthopraxy has almost zero utility in a socially isolated polytheist's practice.

There, I said it.

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Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) upcoming Training Info

Very interesting looking training program! Broken into 15 CEU segments -- take 1 or both (for 30 CEUs). NBCC approved. Optional certification process afterwards, and optional peer support ongoing groups (they call them communities of practice).

I doubt the flyer attachment will stay attached, so here are a few links to find out more about the training program:

https://acpe.edu/education/psychotherapy/spiritual-integrated-psychotherapy

https://acpe.edu/education/psychotherapy/training-opportunities/2024/05/04/default-calendar/acpe-sip-training-level-1

Here is a bit more about the program cut & paste from the links above:  
ACPE SIP Training Level 1 with Wayne Gustafson (online)

May 4-18, 2024

- 05/04/2024, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm EST  
- 05/11/2024, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm EST  
- 05/18/2023, 9:30 am-12:30 pm EST

Curriculum

The word psychotherapy means “care of the soul” (from the Greek psyche + therapeia). While the history of psychotherapy includes theorists and practitioners with a bias against spirituality and religion, there have always been those who found effective ways to include spiritual wisdom in psychotherapeutic work. In recent years, there has been an outpouring of research and instruction in spiritually integrated psychotherapy, and empirical evidence demonstrating the therapeutic efficacy of attending to clients’ spiritual beliefs and practices.

The ACPE SIP Curriculum draws upon diverse spiritual traditions and psychological research to provide practical, usable resources to help therapists integrate spirituality into their work. It teaches therapists how to elicit and make therapeutic use of their clients’ spiritual perspectives and how to make ethically appropriate use of their own spiritual perspectives.

Beginning January 1, 2023, the curriculum will consist of two levels of training, with each level including 5 3-hour continuing education courses.

Level 1 Course Titles & Contact Hours

1.1 Foundations and Ethics of Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy 3

1.2 Developing Spiritual Conversations in Psychotherapy 3

1.3 Spiritual Assessment 3

1.4 Spiritual Interventions: Working with Spiritual Resources, Part 1 3

1.5 Spiritual Interventions: Working with Spiritual Struggles 3

Level 1 Contact Hour Total: 15

Level 2 Course Titles

2.1 Spiritual Interventions: Working with Spiritual Resources, Part 2 3

2.2 Spiritual Interventions: Working with Harmful Spirituality and Religion 3

2.3 Spirituality and Belief System of the Therapist 3

2.4 Spiritually Integrated Case Conceptualization, Part 1 3

2.5 Spiritually Integrated Case Conceptualization, Part 2 3

Level 2 Contact Hour Total: 15

The courses draw upon multiple modes of teaching and learning, including:

  • interactive seminars;
  • role plays;
  • small group work; and case illustrations and case conceptualization.

--- Forwarded message ---
From: Gustafson, Wayne <Wayne.Gustafson@acpe.edu>
Date: Thu, Feb 1, 2024 at 3:52 PM
Subject: Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (SIP) upcoming Training Info

Greetings colleagues,

Once again, I am writing this informational email to all who are on the ACPE SIP Training interest list. (I attempted to remove emails of those who have previously registered for SIP training, but I may have missed you.)

I am both informing you about my upcoming training and asking for your help to spread the word.

I am presently recruiting for a SIP training (Levels 1 and 2).

Level 1 begins May 4 and ends May 18.

Level 2 begins June 1 and ends June 15.

I have attached a flyer with specific details.

See the flyer for details on CEUs including for several licensure categories in New York.

If you are interested in this particular training, please let me know soon. There is a limit on the number of registrations.

If you are interested, but this schedule does not work for you, more trainings can be found by following this link:

https://acpe.edu/education/psychotherapy/training-opportunities

Even if you are not interested in SIP or if it is not quite right for you, please pass the information on to anyone who might be interested.

It is important that participants in SIP be actively engaged in some clinical practice. SIP Training is primarily for those engaged in psychotherapy, but in certain cases, chaplains who do counseling in their work also may benefit.

If you are looking for training in pastoral care rather than psychotherapy, check this link for details:

https://acpe.edu/education/psychotherapy/pastoral-care-specialist-training-program

The first step towards registering for my SIP training will be a brief Zoom conversation with me. This is primarily to make sure that what you are seeking and what the program offers are compatible.

Thanks so much for your interest in SIP and for helping to pass the word along.

Wayne E. Gustafson, DMin, LMHC

SIP Trainer
Ithaca, NY
wayne.gustafson@acpe.edu

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Same as info above, but in prettier format.

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"The book of Ezekiel is produced by a group that constructed a diaspora identity from the early sixth century onwards, whether in Babylonia or in Jerusalem; in any case, it is written in an environment where the adaptation of a wide array of Mesopotamian linguistic, iconographic, literary, and theological motifs was possible."

Nissinen, M. (2023) “Ezekiel, Ethnicity, and Identity”, Studia Orientalia Electronica, 11(2), pp. 53–71. doi: https://doi.org/10.23993/store.129806 @religion

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Kitano Tenmangū (北野天満宮) is a major Kyōto shrine dedicated to the scholarly aristocrat Sugawara no Michizane in 947. Similar to the exiled Emperor Sutoku, after he was wronged, disasters befell the Heian Period capital, so his believed-to-be vengeful ghost was propitiated, and he was deified into the Shintō kami Tenjin. This deity of learning attracts worshippers to thousands of subsidiary shrines nationwide, such as students wishing to pass entrance exams. Kitano Tenmangū is one of the best places for plum blossom viewing, with its national treasure architecture.

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Dark pink and white plum blossoms, and a row of vermillion torii gates in the lower right.
White plum blossoms in the shrine.
Pink plum blossoms at the shrine.

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The are wicked, take the Lord’s name in vain, and should be voted off the island of civilized society.

It’s long past time to find piled up the street and start writing names.

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bibliolater , to psychology
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"In this paper, we show how religiosity contributes to mental health more generally, but especially in the particular case of its effect during the Covid-19 pandemic. We find that being religious significantly reduces the negative mental health outcomes associated with Covid-19 incidence in one’s social network. This beneficial effect of religiosity on mental health, in this context, is comparable to the effect of being employed."

Bahal, G. et al. (2023) 'Religion, Covid-19 and mental health,' European Economic Review, 160, p. 104621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2023.104621 @psychology @economics @religion

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A map of part of Asia to illustrate the Old Testament and classical authors. Trely. W. Saunders, Geogr. Stanford's Geographical Estabt. London. John Murray. (to accompany) Dr. William Smith's Ancient atlas. 40. 1874. https://archive.org/details/dr_a-map-of-part-of-asia-to-illustrate-the-old-testament-and-classical-authors-13007096 ~via @internetarchive @religion @histodon @histodons

credit: David Rumsey Map Collection, David Rumsey Map Center, Stanford Libraries.

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"What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll." https://youtu.be/INV9eLQa7Jc @science @religion @christianity @archaeodons

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"What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll." https://youtu.be/INV9eLQa7Jc @science @religion @christianity

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"What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll." https://youtu.be/INV9eLQa7Jc @religion @christianity

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Join us for the theme and in . Which myths feature religious rituals or faith in gods or goddesses? Tell us a story in your toot and tag us with . See you tomorrow!

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lannan , to religion
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A polytheist's perspective on "spiritual but not religious", and why it's by and large just more Christian hegemony: https://neptunesdolphins.wordpress.com/2024/01/13/my-response-to-spiritual-but-not-religious/

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I don't think I'm getting this job. (Reposted with better cropping)

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NeptuneCaffeine , to academicchatter
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I don't think I'm getting this job.

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The Essential Vedanta: A New Source Book of Advaita Vedanta

This book will be of great interest to all students of Hinduism, students of both Eastern and Western philosophy, and spiritual seekers who wish to better understand this ancient Indian tradition of non-dualist thought.

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  • bibliolater , to earlymodern
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    For those interested has an excellent book on Newton's theological writings entitled 'Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton'.

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    bibliolater , to religion
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    "Religion does not act in a vacuum; nor need it dominate other facets of identity. In the early Christian persecutions, inter-religious competition proves much more important to later (Christian) writings that sought to make the everyday more providential than it ever was on the ground. "

    James Corke-Webster, By Whom Were Early Christians Persecuted?, Past & Present, Volume 261, Issue 1, November 2023, Pages 3–46, https://doi.org/10.1093/pastj/gtac041 @histodon @histodons @religion

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    "This article closely analyses Hobbes's scriptural case for two aspects of eschatology: the doctrine of mortalism and the terrestrial kingdom of God."

    OKADA, T. A. K. U. Y. A. (2022) “Hobbes's Eschatology and Scriptural Interpretation in Leviathan,” The Journal of Ecclesiastical History. Cambridge University Press, 73(2), pp. 308–325. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022046921000683 @religion @philosophyofreligion @philosophy

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    "This article argues that the liturgical tradition of celebrating Christmas on 25 December travelled from the Latin West to the Greek East at the behest of Theodosius I upon his arrival in Constantinople in AD 380. From there it made its way to Cappadocia, Pontus and Syrian Antioch by means of travelling clerics who belonged to a pro-Nicene network."

    EDWARDS ROBERTGT. Travelling Festivals in Late Antiquity: How Christmas Came to the Greek East. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 2023:1-17. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002204692300009X @histodon @histodons @antiquidons

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    What do you see as the pro's and con's of ? I'm often not a fan, but want to be. My issues with them, and mostly it comes from I love to learn and want docs to be a starting point, not the end:

    • Credentials of the experts can be spotty

    • No sources given

    • No way to ask follow-up questions

    • Too much theatrics / reenactment

    • Not as detailed as a book

    • Often don't cover the topics I want (social science, , , etc)


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    The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory: American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism

    The award-winning journalist and staff writer for The Atlantic follows up his New York Times bestseller American Carnage with this timely, rigorously reported, and deeply personal examination of the divisions that threaten to destroy the American evangelical movement.

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    Devil Olympics | Spiritual Predators | Sheep Dipped Devils | Twofold Children of Hell

    Red pill hell. A deep dive into devilology.

    Is hell a place you go when you die? Or have you already died and gone to hell? What if you are literally in the realm of the dead right now? What if you ARE the dead? Are you merely a shadow, and not really alive?

    What if the biological definition of "alive" is wrong, incomplete, false, and of no use to mankind? What if the popular conception of hell is unbiblical and really a savage superstition? What if hell is here, now? What if this current world is a prison for your corpse and the real "you" is asleep at the wheel?

    Does a lake of fire and brimstone await your soul for endless torture? Or are you actually in the lake of fire and brimstone now, today? What if you are on fire and don't even know it?

    When the old devil is handing out military medals to his army, many Christian pastors and celebrity preachers will get the gold medals.

    This article is a short examination of the common false mythos beneath the religious dogma of hell and hellfire. Find out what the Bible really teaches about hell, devils, and damnation. Dear reader, you have likely never been exposed to these ideas before. Click the link:

    https://sybershock.com/forum/random/article-flat.php?id=439&group=alt.bible#439

    Just what is a devil, anyway? It is not what the religious people say. It is the religious people. This off-the-cuff article proves it.

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