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  • Michael Bogar

Blogs and Essays

June (2)

A short birthday blog

One Very Short Simplified Version of the Biblical …

May (4)

Ego: Friend or Foe?

Why Does Shit Happen?: Addiction and Power Are Not…

ADDICTION, ASTRONOMY AND SOUL-MAKING: The Mysterio…

SATAN AND EVIL IN THE HEBREW BIBLE AND SOME DEPTH …

April (1)

The Modern Fascination with the Brain: The Religio…

March (6)

Alcoholics Anonymous: Twelve Universal Steps to Sp…

Why Does Everyone Want to Write a Book?

Plato’s Cave & Video Games: Is Virtual Reality Kil…

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE FAIRNESS FALLACY: RE-VISITIN…

Soul-making Therapy vs. Tradtional Therapy

What is Consciousness for? or, Why Are We Consciou…

February (2)

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE THE WORD “GOD”

What is Soul-making Counseling?

2012 (16)

December (1)

YOUR CRAVINGS BRING PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL COMPLETION

October (4)

Government Controlled Health Care and Mental Illne…

FOR THOSE WHO DON’T “FEEL” GOD’S PRESENCE

The Normalcy and Necessity of self-Annihilation

Preparing for the End, and the Beginning

September (2)

Freezing the Infinite in a System: C.S. Lewis’s Cr…

Science and Religion: Two Instruments for Seeing R…

August (2)

Progressive or Conservative?

Confessions: Toward a Personal Political Position

July (4)

An Assessment of the Law of Attraction from Oprah’…

A Soldier’s Dharma: Jason Bogar

A SOLDIER’S DHARMA: The Death of My Son in Afghani…

Soul-making and the Colorado Shooting: James Holm…

April (1)

Interest is More Important Than Hope

January (2)

Two Forms of Suicide: Physical and Psychological

The Relationship of New Age Spirituality to Depth …

2011 (12)

November (3)

Occupy Wall Street and Soul-making

Occupy Wall Street and Puer Aeternus

Jesus Was Not Your Typical New Age Teacher

October (1)

Does Life Operate By Chance or Purpose?

September (1)

Can There Be Absolutes in an Age of Relativism?

August (2)

Hillman’s Pathologizing and The Book of Genesis:

Living in Fear is a Bitch: A Bitch is a Mother Dog…

July (3)

James Hillman’s View of Suffering and the Bible

Myth and Science, Two Ways to Two Truths

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE BEATLES

May (2)

Is It Really a “War on Terror”?

THE SOLUTION IS IN THE DIS-EASE

2010 (27)

December (2)

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE CONFUSED AND JUDGMENTAL

The Myth of Mental Health: We Need Psycho-spiritua…

November (3)

Mystical Narcissism: The Law of Attraction Meets t…

The Role of Humor in Soul-making

THE GREEN KNIGHT AS TRICKSTER: Soul is Made by Dea…

October (2)

The Hymn to Demeter: The Roles of the Gods in Soul…

The Cure: “Where the Birds Always Sing”

September (1)

WAITING FOR THE SUN: SUFFERING FROM A.S.S.

August (1)

Interest is More Importan Than Hope

July (2)

The Blessing of Anxiety

Are Muslims the Problem, or Politicians?

May (4)

The Book of Job: Divine Banishment from the Common…

HOW ADVERTISING AND RELIGION ARE SIMILAR: DID THE …

Religion, Politics and Modern Day Demon Possession…

Politics and the Role of The Ego

March (4)

Guest Blog: Teresa Lutrell On Losing a Child & The…

What To Do When I Think I Am Not Good Enough

All Relationships Are for Making Unique Souls

Using Your Art, Talents and Soul-making

January (8)

Soul-making in Pictures

June 22nd – December 22nd: My Two Birthdays

Addiction and Comedy: Both Stem from Incomplete St…

Addiction and Comedy: Both Stem from Incomplete St…

Addiction and Comedy: Both Stem from Incomplete St…

Hymn To Demeter: The Gods of the Underworld in Mak…

Transcendence or Transformation: Eastern Philosoph…

INTEREST IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOPE

2009 (38)

December (1)

From Inter-faith to Exit-faith

November (2)

“My whole being was seeking for something still un…

Tantric Sex and Soul Making

October (5)

Peace Through Conflict

The Myth of ‘Free Will’: Prove me Wrong!

Yes, I Am Separated from God

BE AN INFORMED DOGMATIST: IDEAS, IDEALISM, IDEOLOG…

SWINE FLU, CHICKEN LITTLE AND THE END OF MY WORLD!…

September (9)

How is The Imaginal Realm Different from Human Ima…

God is One, and Two

Ten Hard Questions for Soul-making

Where Do Mistakes Come From?

PRACTICAL DUALISTS

THE LOSS OF SOUL IN AMERICA

The Terror and Joy of Finding God in the Dark

List of Bible Losers

Finding God While Losing Your Ass

May (3)

Is Freedom of Debate the Central Tenet of American…

BRIEF AND SHOCKING STUDY OF SATAN IN THE BIBLE

Who, What, Why is Satan?

April (4)

Soul-making as Evidence for Immortality

Mirror Christianity and the Bible

The Necessity of Subjective Suffering

Is it True That ‘Pain is unavoidable, but sufferin…

March (6)

PROVERBS FROM PSYCHE’S DIARY How can a man say he…

Most Evangelicals Are Secular Rationalists

Soul-making as Spiritual Isometrics

Death is Not a Part of Life

Churches as Gymnasiums, Not Hospitals

The Necessity of Judgment and Confusion for Soul-m…

February (3)

Soul is Made by Love and Death: Guest Lecture

Ravished By God: Donne’s Poem With My Commentary

‘RAVISH ME OH LORD’: John Donne on Divine Force

January (5)

WAR IN THREE PARTS: A Moment in Soul

Self Portrait by David Whyte

What is Insanity? Am I Sane?

Happy New Year! I Think I’ll Kill My ‘Self’

The Soul of Video Images: Why We Love Films

2008 (66)

December (4)

SMUDGE You know that smudge that comes after you…

Soul-making and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

En-Humanment, Not Enlightenment

A Time to Be Impatient

October (3)

SHOULD WE CRITIQUE RELIGIONS?

I was recently invited by a friend to consider tak…

OBAMA OR McCAIN: Does God Have a Favorite?

September (11)

So, How’s it Going?

OPENING RODINS HAND OF GOD

DREAMS

GROWING A SOUL

ALTAR OF SLEEP

Poem: Something New

Eckhardt Tolle’s A New Earth Evaluated: Is My Ego …

Soul-making and the Death of My Child

Poem: There is No Cellar, There is No Door

Something Only A Man Can Understand

Aphorisms

August (5)

THE SELF MADE MAN DID NOT BEGIN WITH BARACK OBAMA

For Jason Bogar: Who Loved the Flag

The Necessity of Losing Your Head

Death, Loss, Humility and Soul-making

For Jason

July (5)

Praying to an Empty Chair: Your Imagination Does N…

CREDULITY

SHE AWAITS ME

Interviews from Beyond the Grave: Kurt Cobain and …

From the Medieval Rack to Medical Prozac

June (10)

Course of the Phoenix

“There is nothing more fundamental than I; all wor…

Poem: God is My Emerging Insanity

Talking to My Selves in Dreams

IS THE MEDIA THE NEW CHURCH?

Imaginal Realm

Interviews from Beyond the Grave: Jesus and Jim Mo…

Prayer for My Damn Enemies?

Really Good Quotes That Apply and Brief Comment

True Understanding Means to Stand Under: The Ego S…

May (6)

SO WHAT, I’M INSANE

I FEEL GREAT, UNTIL I WAKE UP

Emerging Evangelical Christians: An Alternative to…

Accepting The Discords of God

How Does Positive Thinking View Emotional Anguish?…

Growing Down To Grow Up

April (5)

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