When did you last go out into the night to gaze at the stars? When did you last take the time, perhaps lying on an old blanket, supported by the nurturing earth, to do nothing but look into the darkness–your eyes straining to see further into the inky black ocean of sky? Nowhere else to…

Approach the world of spiritual practice with trust and an open heart. Don’t be afraid of spiritual experiences. Strange sensations of energy, a feeling of deep love, vulnerability, connectedness, a loss of ego and control are all aspects of spiritual experience that test and try people’s limits. Such profound and healing encounters can trigger fear…

I guess I never really understood the word “lust.” It probably had something to do with watching too much television growing up, or maybe it was the fantasies of fictional literature that threw me off. Then again, the use of the word “lust” in religious traditions was more than likely the most misleading of all.…

In the summer months millions of people make time to retreat into wilderness settings. From cottage homes, to trailer parks, hiking, camping, summer camps, resorts and canoe trips, there is an inborn instinct to “get away from it all.” The irony, of course, is that when we are “in the middle of nowhere,” we finally…

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Jonathan Ellerby

Featured as an expert in films, print, television, and radio, Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., is the author of "Return to the Sacred" and the Spiritual Program Director for the internationally acclaimed Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Jonathan’s background includes a PhD in Comparative Religion with a focus on health and healing systems, as well as training and work as a hospital chaplain, Interfaith Minister, executive consultant and coach.

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