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The Nearly Numinous podcast seeks to blend the academic study of religion with real world experiences of religion, community, the supernatural, and spirituality. Tune in to hear discussions about religious history, deep dives into pop culture (such as Star Trek or sports fandoms), and spooky discussions on vampires and other supernatural mythology. We’ll be interviewing academics, various practitioners, and more!
 
The Now Age is a conversation series from Ruby Warrington, author, speaker, and Founder of The Numinous. Join Ruby and her guests for insights and teachings on: modern spirituality, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, alternative healing, living "sober curious," conscious entrepreneurship, and staying human in a crazy social media world.
 
The Numinous Podcast is a show about intuition, spirituality and the mystery of life. The host, Carmen Spagnola, is a professional intuitive and clinical hypnotherapist who has smart, soulful conversations with interesting, articulate people. Each week, Carmen interviews a client, colleague, friend or expert about an aspect of their spiritual life. The lineup is diverse, the topics are eclectic, and the people are down-to-earth (mostly).
 
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Join Rachel and Jacqueline for a special interview with Faezeh Izadi about Muslims in Canada. Faezeh is an International Ph.D. student of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, originally from Iran. She got her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, but after two years of engineering works, Faezeh changed her path to humanities and j…
 
Welcome to the 2nd episode in our series on CW’s hit show, The 100! If you haven’t listened to the first episode yet, check it out here! And if you haven’t seen Season 1 of The 100, then we recommend watching it before you dive into this episode (otherwise you’ll get a lot of spoilers). In this episode, we focus more on group identity and cohesion …
 
Join your hosts, Steph and Rachel, for an interview with yoga teacher and practitioner Laura Chaignon. We get deep into gender binary language in yoga (and elsewhere) and chat about the effect of the western lens on yoga, gendered language, and the importance of making yoga a safe and comfortable space for everyone. Resources Laura mentions: @yogai…
 
Welcome to the first of a special 2-part episode on the hit CW show “The 100”. The show originally premiered in 2014 and ran for seven seasons – but today, we’re only getting into the first season. Of course, there are some spoilers, so feel free to go watch the entire first season and come back to this episode. In the first part of our series on “…
 
This week, jump in with Rachel and Steph while they talk about different religious symbols being taken from their original meaning and used in either dangerous ways or just taken out of context. We also get pretty deep into the COEXIST bumper sticker’s history. As always, don’t forget to check out nearlynuminous.ca for previous episodes, to subscri…
 
After weeks of recording snags (long distance podcasting is hard!) we’re back! This week it’s the June edition of “In The News”. Join ALL THREE of your hosts (for the first time in months) while we try to stay on topic about the blood flower super moon and pride but end up in side chats about if reading the bible from front to back is a good idea. …
 
Where do women fit in the world of modern spiritualities and religions? What exactly does it mean for a religion to be matriarchal? In honour of Mother’s Day, Steph and Rachel chat about matriarchal religions, the Goddess movement, and a whole lot of feminism! For more previous episodes, information, and transcripts go to nearlynuminous.ca. And don…
 
We’re back (well…Steph and Rachel are! Jacqueline will be soon!). Join us while we catch up on what’s been happening in the news. We give some background about Quebec’s Bill 21 and the most recent ruling. We also chat about Peloton’s religiously infused classes and how that plays into the wellness and exercise brand. Want to read the articles from …
 
"Power of Two Words" by - Rameen ZahedWarning: Today’s subject matter deals with rape and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.A sermon on Judges 19:22-29 delivered by Rameen Zahed at First Congregational Church of Houston on April 18, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc…
 
"The Perfect Church" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Acts 4:32-35 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on April 11, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be h…
 
"God After God" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Mark 16:1-8 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on April 04, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy t…
 
Dr. Clare Johnson received her PhD in Lucid Dreaming and the Creative Process. She has been lucid dreaming for over 40 years since the age of 3. She is the past president of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, is a Yoga Teacher, Mother and an author of more books on lucid dreaming than any other author that I have been able to fi…
 
"Hosanna!" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Mark 11:1-11 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on March 28, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to me…
 
Join your three hosts this week to talk all about the latest trend – manifestation and the Law of Attraction. We go into the history of the practice, all the way back to the dawn of the New Thought and New Age movements. Then we chat about how people actually partake in it, if it works as its own religious tradition or as part of other religious tr…
 
"In the Divine Presence: The God of Numinous Experience" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Isaiah 6:1-8 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on March 21, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the chur…
 
"God and Science: An Emergent View of God" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on March 14, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and…
 
"The All Encompassing Mind of God: An Idealist View of God" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Exodus 20:1-17 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on March 07, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the…
 
This week join your hosts while they talk about different ways Orientalism has creeped into pop-culture for the past few centuries. They chat Mulan, Freaky Friday, and Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone. Find the episode anywhere you get your podcasts! Just search Nearly Numinous. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! We’re @nearl…
 
"God as the Ground of Being: An Existentialist View of God" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Psalm 22:22-31 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on February 28, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about …
 
Ever wonder what it is about cult leaders that draw people to them? This week, join your hosts Rachel, Steph, and Jacqueline as they dive deep into the charismatic leader and what makes people so willing to follow them, even when their ideas might seem radical or outlandish to outsiders. We discuss the specific terminology surrounding “cults,” if c…
 
"God as Relational- A Process View of God" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Genesis 9:8-17 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on February 21, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and it…
 
A sermon on Mark 9:2-9 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on February 14, 2021.www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to meet with you via Zoom, Skype, or o…
 
This week, join Rachel and Steph as they discuss all things eating and not-eating and how it relates to religion. They give some historical examples of fasting and other ascetic practices, but also get into the religious language we use surrounding the modern food and dieting industry. Don’t forget to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You c…
 
A sermon on Mark 1:29-39 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on February 7, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to meet with you via Zoom, Skype, or o…
 
Join Steph and Jacqueline while they give you a ton of history on the beginning of Celtic Christianity and the history and contemporary relevance of St Brigid! And for an added surprise (like when St Brigid turns water into Ale, or when Jesus turns water into wine, or when Jacqueline turns water into Hot Chocolate) Rachel retells the greatest hits …
 
A sermon on Deuteronomy 18:15-20 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on January 31, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to meet with you via Zoom, Sky…
 
We’re baaaack! After an extended break from lockdowns and holidays and all things, we’re here with an all-new Enneagram themed episode! Before the holidays, we interviewed Enneagram coach Steve Van Kleeck about his practice called The Mindful Enneagram. We discuss the spiritual approach to the enneagram, as well as the various spiritual and persona…
 
A sermon on Mark 1:14-20 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on January 24, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to meet with you via Zoom, Skype, or o…
 
A sermon on John 1:43-51 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on January 17, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to meet with you via Zoom, Skype, or o…
 
"Shine" by Rev. Jonathan C. PageA sermon on Isaiah 60:1-6 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Page at First Congregational Church of Houston on January 10, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to me…
 
A sermon on Jeremiah 31:7-14 delivered by Rev. Lynette Ross at First Congregational Church of Houston on January 3, 2021www.fcc-houston.org/New to First Congregational?Please feel free to reach out to Rev. Jonathan Page (jon@fcc-houston.org) to learn more about the church and its ministries. He would be happy to meet with you via Zoom, Skype, or ov…
 
Your work is done.Sometimes we find ourselves in situation like Simeon when our work is done and we can go home. That gives tremendous relief but we must first figure out what are our goals. What do we care about? How are we working towards that? When do we have leave to let go? That can be a true blessing of the Lord.A sermon on Luke 2:22-40 deliv…
 
Those moments of transcendence In life we have those rare moments when we see a great light and God truly comes into our lives. What characterizes those moments? What do they look like and how do we make them more often? The value of silence and exploring God's presence with intentionality. A sermon on Isaiah 9:2-7 delivered by Rev. Jonathan C. Pag…
 
How God's presence changes usMary was an insignificant woman. She was told that God herself was with her. How does it change the perspective on your life when you know God is with you? Are you prepared for the good news of the incarnation? What if you are a child of God with God's seed within you? Can you put aside the shame of life to find yoursel…
 
This special episode includes a 30 minute trancework exercise. I stack 4 different spiritual hygiene exercises, one after the other, to connect with earth, water, air and fire. This episode is a complement to my Yuletide Stocking Stuffer program. Inspiration for some of the techniques in this exercise come from: • Diane Poole Heller (Competent Prot…
 
Have the humility to look for JesusThe world so often looks for money, success, power, achievement. What would it mean to look for Jesus? Imagine the humility of saying, "I'm not the one. He/she is coming after me." Our lives have only limited impact. Can we see what we do as part of God's larger whole? Can we appreciate what it means that God beco…
 
This week, the hosts gather around eggnog lattes and hallmark movies (and some other classics) and chat about all things festive, Christmas, and holiday-esque. After getting nostalgic about their own traditions, they question; is Christmas a religion of its own? Is it only a Christian holiday? Or is it completely areligious? Listen in to find out t…
 
Preparing for God's presenceSo often we are so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget to prepare for special times. What does it mean to mark out certain times as holy, sacred? Can we use Advent to slow down, appreciate our friends and loved ones, and truly prepare for the advent of Christ at Christmas?A sermon on Mark 1:1-8 delivered by …
 
This week on Nearly Numinous, Steph interviews Reverend Wendy Luella Perkins, a chaplain at Queen’s University. They chat about her Soulful Singing meditation practice, and the importance of singing together in community with others. Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. You can also find transcripts for all our p…
 
To live in the moment is to live for GodWe are constantly living in a world where we look to the future or the past. What does it mean to make the present the true present? How can we relish the good things of life during this time? One lesson from this passage is the unknown future and how that forces us to look at the now.A sermon on Mark 13:24-3…
 
This week, the hosts talk all about the enneagram personality test. They chat about what each type is, the history of the test, and get into how it’s used in spiritual growth and development circles. They also have short clips from listeners about how they interact with their enneagram type and how it has influenced their personal growth and develo…
 
To find the best in crazy peopleThe Pilgrims made decisions that we would never make. They left everything for their faith. That degree of self righteousness has its pitfalls, for sure. How do we honor the pilgrim's legacy by being willing to take risks for God in the congregation? What does boldness look like today?A sermon on Psalm 65 delivered b…
 
This week we chat with fellow MA graduate, Sam Maclennan, all about his research – and some other semi-related topics. We chat stigmata, the canonization of saints, and the idea of “healthy” religious practices and if those labels are detrimental. We also chat a bit about COVID and its impact on religions and various religious practices. Photo by M…
 
Vigilance for ChristiansWhat does it mean to be vigiliant as a Christian in the 21st Century? This is particularly true when you are a panentheist. We must set aside time regularly for God. Prayer time and time for silence and repair. We should allow ourselves time for true rest if we want to be spiritual people.A sermon on Matthew 25:1-13 delivere…
 
This week, join Rachel, Jacqueline, and Steph as they talk about Harry Potter as it’s own religious movement, Harry Potter as religious, and if the religion of fictional characters matters or not. They talk about some Durkheim (nerdy theory stuff), what house they all belong to, and what to do when the creator of your world/religion turns out to ki…
 
Heaven is spiritual union with God.According to Jesus and Paul, the after life is not like this life. We don't "switch horses and keep on riding." The next life is about union with God. Our created bodies make that union only partial. Once we die, our bodies are transformed and able to exist in the presence of absolute love.A sermon on Luke 20:27-4…
 
This week on Nearly Numinous, Jacqueline, Steph and Rachel are talking all about the historic roots of Protestantism, capitalism, and the American Dream. We dive deep into the theologies of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Puritanism, and discuss the impact these theologies have had on the American political identity — as well as the negative impact…
 
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