JEDC's Spiritual Autobio

This form of autobiography was learned at a workshop called "Writing your own spiritual autobiography", taken at the Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society church, in North Hills, California, in 1995, taught by Penney McFadden. For easier access to areas of possible interest, I have made this autobio into several sections:

Index of My Spiritual Autobiography, By James Edward David Cline, SSN# 525-82-1047. (Page upgrade 19960417)

(Note: this page & links will be under construction for a long time yet.)

A hypothesis: a "spirit" is an energy with a specific pattern which, when played upon visible physical matter, creates change in the physical world. An individual "spirit" could be considered an individual "entity". "Spiritual", then, would mean: that which is characterized by being moved by an energy with a specific pattern.

Describing life energies and their patterns, and the available physical environs on which the energy plays, is then the writing technique being used here. Perhaps thus everything that happens is driven by spiritual energy, without exception.

A "Spiritual Autobiography", then, would be the record of the play of which energies/patterns empowered the person.

Thus writing: what was the energy field, its playing ground, and the resulting expression as change?

This coalesced into a "snapshot story" writing process: Theories of spirituality as affecting my life experiences; Ancestry, birth, to Oakland years : "He won't make it, but we will try"; learning of putting together and taking apart; San Francisco to Phoenix years : uprootings & re-rootings; Mexico City through college to Thermal years It's a comic book world, for real; marriage years to divorice : a happy, eagerly willing slave to woman; bridge creation; but then I was dumped utterly; post divorice years, Southern Calif.: Humpty-Dumpty slowly beginning to de-fragment himself, but without the instruction manual; Silicon Valley years : renewed hope, growing in awareness, groping for relationship; back in Southern California years : holistic awareness growth, space project growth.

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Copyright © 1996 James Edward David Cline

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