John Reid's TEDx talk in the You Tube below.
Mt.Wellington/Kunanyi was the first place I ever saw snow in my life, which I wrote about in this post -
Room at the End of the World?
It must be experienced, realized, kindled within like a holy fire."
|Animism? Depiction of the Christian Holy Spirit as a dove, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, in the apse of Saint Peter's Basilica|
The alternative term, "(Holy) Ghost", comes from Old English translations of spiritus."
Everything in the universe is energy fragments of the whole energy field we live (and die) in, so I see Animism as the way The Holy Spirit fragments itself into everyday life to become life itself.
So, basically that spirit that animates the dove is also the same spirit that animates us all and the common ground is when I look into the eye of the dove and recognize the same spirit in the dove that dwells in me.
On the Road, Kudelka-style
Unlike Jon Kudelka though, I love the idea of Animism and spiritual journeying without the dogma, because as they say, "man's best friend is his dogma" and I don't want my dogma riding along on my spiritual trip:-)