5. EXISTENTIAL SPIRITUALITY



   Søren Kierkegaard was the founder of existential spirituality.
This inwardness is not based on a fixed set of beliefs.
Thus, existential spirituality can grow and evolve as times change.
It is very intelligent and self-critical.
Existential spirituality embraces the scientific method
with respect to all objective facts of the world.
However, in addition, it probes as deeply as possible
into human subjectivitythe human spirit.
Phenomenology is the technical name
for this approach to human inwardness.

Existential Spirituality Described

a brief overview of existential spirituality, answering 10 questions
that should be addressed by every form of spirituality.


BOOK REVIEWS

A. Existential Spirituality Bibliography

B. Best Books Critical of Paranormal and "New Age" Thinking

C. Religious and Psychological Cults
The Best Books

D. Atheism Bibliography

E. Kierkegaard Bibliography


EXISTENTIAL SPIRITUALITY
ON-LINE ESSAYS

Introducing Existential Spirituality

Spirituality for Humanists:
Six Capacities of our Human Spirits


WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?

1. Beyond the Life of the Body, the Heart, & the Mind

2. Ways to Expand Our Spirits

3. Self-Transcendence, Self-Criticism, & Altruism

4. Freedom: Transcending Enculturation and Choosing for Ourselves

5. Creativity: Making Something Genuinely New

6. Love: The I-Thou Encounter, Discovering Other Persons of Spirit

7. The Disclosure of Existential Anxiety
and other Manifestations of Our Existential Predicament


8. Glimpses of Joy and Fulfillment

OUR EXISTENTIAL PREDICAMENT

Loneliness of Spirit:
Deeper than the Reach of Love


Being Depressed in Spirit:
Deeper than Psychological Depression


Existential Anxiety:
Angst


The Existential Void

Sinking into the River of Existential Despair

Existential Insecurity

Existential Guilt:
Deeper than the Pangs of Conscience


Looking for the Meaning of Life


Depressed?
Don't Kill Yourself!


Asking Ultimate Questions

Passionate Inwardness:
Surrendering Self



PORTALS FOR SOME DIMENSIONS
OF OUR EXISTENTIAL PREDICTAMENT
OR EXISTENTIAL MALAISE

Existential Anxiety: Angst

Existential Loneliness

Existential Depression


FACEBOOK PAGE & GROUPS

Existential Spirituality

Spirituality without Gods:
Developing Our Capacities of Spirit


Moving on from Christianity:
A Facebook Support Group


Loneliness, Depression, Anxiety, & Death:
Our Existential Predicament


Inward Suffering:
The Dark Night of the Soul



CLASSES

Which Gods Do Not Exist?
Selective Atheism


Are You a Person of Spirit?
Six Capacities of Our Human Spirits


Our Existential Predicament:
Loneliness, Depression, Anxiety, & Death



BOOKS BY JAMES LEONARD PARK

Our Existential Predicament:
Loneliness, Depression, Anxiety, & Death


two chapters also published as separate books:

Existential Anxiety:
Angst

An Existential Understanding of Death:
A Phenomenology of Ontological Anxiety

Inward Suffering:
The Dark Night of the Soul


In Quest of Fulfillment:
Money, Achievement, Marriage, Children, Pleasure, & Religion


Spirituality without Gods:
Developing Our Capacities of Spirit


An Existential Interpretation of Paul's Letter to the Romans



Created May 25, 2017; Revised

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