Ross Bishop

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God and Money

Concern for the effect of money on people has been a subject of considerable interest by every major religion. There are over 2,000 Biblical references to wealth, and half of the parables Jesus taught from involved money or possessions. The Bible, the Jewish Tanakh, The Koran, the Buddha’s Sutras and the Hindu Vedas are consistent in the view that money, in and of itself, is not harmful; but that what it does to people often is.
POSTED ON: June 8, 2016, 10:45 am BY Ross Bishop

Finding Peace

John Dominic Crossan has written a most interesting book entitled, God and Empire. In the book he premises that although individuals may not always be violent, societies almost always are. Countries have land and resources to guard and the welfare of the people to protect.
POSTED ON: August 16, 2016, 10:25 am BY Ross Bishop

Soul Loss in A Culture - Part I

Dealing with “soul loss” is at the heart of shamanic work. We speak of “soul Loss” when an individual closes part of their natural self off to life. Obviously, this can happen for many reasons. And like an individual, a culture can also suffer soul loss. Today many of us are concerned about what has happened to the Western soul.
POSTED ON: July 5, 2016, 6:50 pm BY Ross Bishop

Soul Loss in A Culture - Part II

In the first article of this series I wrote about the loss of soul that occurred from Western society’s transition from craft to manufactured goods. But there is more. The transition profoundly affects each of us every day.
POSTED ON: April 12, 2016, 1:50 pm BY Ross Bishop