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Seasons of Preparation

In my tradition, we’re about to start the season of Advent.  It’s a time of preparation; a time when we look forward to, and prepare ourselves for, what is to come. No matter our tradition,...

Against conversion therapy

Earlier this month, the synod (parliament) of my church passed a motion condemning gay conversion therapy.  I spoke in support of that motion, and thought I would share that speech here; although it arises...

In search of a radical alternative: remembering Francis of Assisi

What kind of man preaches to the birds? Was Francis a bit simple, or was he, perhaps, making a point about his frustration with human beings? I suspect something a bit more subtle was going...

The Quest for Peace

September 21st is the International Day of Peace, and as I come to write this, preparations are under way for prayer services, vigils, and advocacy focussed on that day. Peace has a spiritual quality; in...

Neil Seligman: Heartfulness Meditation

The word for mindfulness and heartfulness in many Asian languages is the same word. When practicing mindfulness people are also aiming to practice heartfulness. The idea of heart-centred awareness is therefore central to the...

Emily Payne is new columnist at Orbisology

The Rev’d. Emily Payne is an Anglican priest in Melbourne, Australia. She was born in apartheid-era South Africa, and migrated with her family at a young age, in search of a more just society and...

Neil Seligman: Your Brain On Mindfulness

The evidence just keeps on coming! Investing just a few minutes every day in your mindfulness practice can give you the edge when it comes to performance, stress management, and even pain relief! We now...

Andrew Butler: My first hand experience of science and spirituality

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”  This is one of Einstein’s most famous quotes, and I want to share how this quote reflects my personal journey as a person of...

Hally Rhiannon-Nammu: The Spiritual Changing How You Think

There is this assumption that all things spiritual have no place in science, let alone behavioural science. However, this could not be further from the truth. There is no doubt that “spiritual” conjures up all...

Can you write about quantum physics or the law of attraction?

Orbisology is looking for contributors. As an online publication and worldwide philosophy, Orbisology believes that the scale of our planet’s problems is too great to be solved without an integrated approach of science and spirituality. ...