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symbols of religious traditionsThroughout September, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9-11, Andrew Cort’s Blog, Spirituality and Religion, is hosting a “Celebration of Spiritual and Religious Unity, Wisdom and Friendship”. What he has done is to contact authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other artists, who are doing good work in the field, and he has invited them to have their work featured, one per day, on his blog.Andrew is going to feature my book, Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy/NLP on September 29th.
A few of the names on his Guest List (you can see the entire schedule on the sidebar of his blog) include Ervin Laszlo, Alice O. Howell, Kingsley Dennis, Yo-Yo Ma, Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave, Louise Hay, and many others. Each day’s feature includes a Contest to win a Free Copy of that day’s book, DVD, etc. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment (with your email address) on the blog. The names of all commenters are put in the ‘hat’, and a winner is drawn randomly one week after the post.
Please visit and see all the posts and enter all the contests.
Andrew Cort is the author of THE PURPOSE OF RELIGION: Enlightenment, Meaning and Love in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Symbology. At a time when religious differences continue to stir up hatred and violence, this is a book that celebrates the underlying Decency, spiritual Wisdom, and inherent Unity of our traditions. The book is inspirational and passionate, it disposes of any need for religious bigotry, and it is offers hours of pleasure and entertainment as you discover and rediscover the marvelous stories, legends and tales from three western faiths.
You will soon be reading these stories with new eyes, new ears, and a new heart! The real purpose of religion, Cort shows, is not to give a dubious historical narrative, or to impose moral rules that no one can follow, or to insist that we believe in fantastic claims that defy all scientific logic. The purpose of religion is to present the great Wisdom Teaching – through allegories, symbols and metaphorthat teaches our souls the inner psychological and spiritual steps that must be taken to achieve spiritual awakening and communion with Divinity.
Here is a Q&A about Andrew’s book, THE PURPOSE OF RELIGION. I think it will grab your attention!:

1) What is THE PURPOSE OF RELIGION: Enlightenment, Meaning and Love in Jewish, Christian and Islamic Symbology about, and why should people read it?

At a time when religious differences continue to breed violence and animosity, my book is about the underlying decency, spiritual wisdom and Unity of our various faiths.   The purpose of religion is not to retell history, it’s not a demand that we adhere to an impossible moral code, and it doesn’t require us to believe in all sorts of fantastic claims that defy rationality and logic. Rather, the real purpose of religion is to present the great Wisdom Teaching – through symbols, parables, allegories and metaphors – that shows us how to raise our level of being and return to communion with divinity. In other words, each religion presents an instruction manual for Spiritual Initiation! The story of the Israelites returning to the Promised Land, for instance, is not a literal story about a bunch of people on a journey. It’s a fabulous symbolic explanation of how the soul must journey from an inner state of material slavery (called “Egypt”) all the way home to spiritual freedom, enlightenment, and communion with God (a state of being represented by “Canaan”). The “Quest of the Holy Grail” is another such symbolic story. The different ways these stories are told by different cultures is a testament to the magnificent human imagination. But the common purpose that unites them, and us, is even more striking!   But to understand these symbolic instructions, we need a ‘key’ to the ancient code. Fortunately, this key has been preserved in the writings of Plato and several other ancient writers. I present this key in the book. As a result, readers will get hours of pleasure and entertainment, as well as great knowledge, as they discover and rediscover the magnificent tales and legends from all our traditions – and they will read them with new eyes, new ears, and a new heart!

Andrew Cort is an author, speaker, teacher, attorney, and doctor of chiropractic. His work encompasses spirituality, religion, mythology, education and healing, and how these all relate to contemporary American life. He is also the host of Spirit of the Berkshires, a weekly interview talk show on CTSB-TV. You can find out more about Dr. Cort and all of his books, you can watch the episodes of his TV show, and you can watch his series of 19 short videos on The Sacred Feminine: Women in the Bible, when you visit his website, Spirituality and Religion
Thanks for your great efforts to uplift humanity, Andrew.


ftm-front-cover-finalJack Elias, CHT is founder and director of the Institute for Therapeutic Learning in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy/NLP, a book and course which blends NLP training modalities with philosophical traditions of both East and West. Jack offers private sessions in Lucid Heart Therapy and Life Coaching. He offers live trainings and distance learning trainings in Transpersonal Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy/NLP. Jack also presents keynotes and other programs to teach audiences how to use the techniques of  Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP to achieve success,confidence, and a consistent sense of well-being.

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