Category: Back to the Body

Thomas Aquinas and the Back-to-the-Body Perspective

A fundamental tenet of the Back-to-the-Body Perspective is that “the truth is within you”—that is, in your body. This means that, for the great questions of life, we should look at the body for answers. For example, one of the great questions of life is the question of struggle, or war. The paradigmatic imagery about

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How to Distinguish False from True in Spirituality? — The “Show-Me” Method

Spirituality has to do with the spirit, or the heart. It is different from science, which has to do with the brain. Spirituality and science should be in harmony with each other, but they are different from each other. Spirituality is different also from religion. Religion is mixed up with RELIGIONISM, which is the belief

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Obesity: An Affliction of the Stomach

In 2004—that is, ten years ago—I visited Brazil and conducted a series of formal and informal meetings with friends and family about three scourges that are impacting people’s lives: obesity, religious extremism, and depression. From the Back-to-the-Body Perspective, obesity has to do with the “stomach”; religious extremism has to do with the “brain”; and depression

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