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An exploration of the spiritual journey. Stories, conversations, and reflections from the other side of conventional religious belief and practice. A sanctuary for seekers along the Unknown Path.

The Mystic Cave Brian E Pearson

    • Religion & Spirituality

An exploration of the spiritual journey. Stories, conversations, and reflections from the other side of conventional religious belief and practice. A sanctuary for seekers along the Unknown Path.

    Ghost of 'Boy Meets Girl': A Conversation with Jessica Waite

    Ghost of 'Boy Meets Girl': A Conversation with Jessica Waite

    It was difficult enough when Jessica's husband Sean died suddenly, leaving her as a widow and a single mom. But posthumous revelations about his secret life turned her grief into rage. When it appeared he was trying to reach out to her from beyond the grave, she might not have returned his calls; but something compelled her to start paying attention. Perhaps they could help one another heal, from both sides of the Great Divide we call death.

    Contact:
    Jessica's grief-related storytelling website: https://endlessstories.love
    The "secret book page" for Ghost of Boy Meets Girl: https://www.storymourning.com/a-secret-book.html
    Brian's web site: www.brianepearson.ca
    Brian's email: mysticcaveman53@gmail.com

    Credits:
    Closing Song: "Love Covers Over," words and music by Brian Pearson; performed by Brian Pearson

    • 45 min
    At the End of the Line: A Conversation with Tara Livingston

    At the End of the Line: A Conversation with Tara Livingston

    With this episode I introduce a series of conversations on death and dying ... on the other side of church land, or, what the church never told us. Tara Livingston joins me as we share thoughts and experiences of funerals, "good deaths," and what happens on the other side.

    Contacts:
    Tara Livingston: www.TRLConsulting. ca
    Brian Pearson: www.mysticcaveman53@gmail.com

    Credits:
    Opening Song: "Into the Mystic," words and music by Van Morrison; performed by Colin James; licensed by SOCAN
    Closing Song: "At the End of the Line," words and music by Brian Pearson; performed by Brian Pearson

    • 41 min
    What We Did on our Summer Vacations

    What We Did on our Summer Vacations

    Welcome to the first episode of a new season of The Mystic Cave, a reflection on the soulful experiences of summer, including our return to nature and our return to the past.

    Credits:
    "Into the Mystic": words and music by Van Morrison; performed by Colin James; licensed for use by SOCAN;
    "How the Story Goes": words and music by Brian Pearson; performed by Brian Pearson with Rob Vause on bass guitar;
    "Hymn": words and music by Brian Pearson; performed by Brian Pearson with Mike Huston on lead guitar;
    "Ghost Town": words and music by Brian Pearson; performed by Brian Pearson;
    Photo Credit: Jeremy Tanquay-Fernandes on Unsplash. 

    • 28 min
    How the Light Gets In: One Degree of Separation

    How the Light Gets In: One Degree of Separation

    "There is a crack, a crack, in everything. That's how the light gets in"--Leonard Cohen

    • 17 min
    How the Light Gets In: The Great Cedar Lake Land Claims Race

    How the Light Gets In: The Great Cedar Lake Land Claims Race

    Clergy aren't perfect. Far from it. They may announce each week God's bountiful grace for all. But even they want to get the edge when faced with the possibility of losing out.

    • 20 min
    How the Light Gets In: Powers and Principalities

    How the Light Gets In: Powers and Principalities

    Being nice has its limits. Jesus himself was not always very nice. He knew that our 'pleases' and 'thank-you's' don't take us very far ... not when we're confronting the powers of hell. 

    • 23 min

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