Whee! We, Wee All the Way Home: A Guide to Sensual Prophetic Spirituality

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Whee! We, Wee All the Way Home: A Guide to Sensual Prophetic Spirituality

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Years ahead of its time when first published in 1976, this book is still bold and relevant today. Perfect for anyone who thinks mysticism needs to get out of the head and into the body. Matthew Fox begins the Preface to this book by stating, "This is a practical book about waking up and returning to a biblical, justice-oriented spirituality. Such a spirituality is a way of passion that leads to compassion. Such a way is necessarily one of coming to our senses in every meaning of that phrase.” One of Matthew Fox's earliest books, this title explores the importance of ecstasy in the spiritual life. Fox considers the distinction between "natural" ecstasies (including nature, sex, friendship, music, art) and "tactical" ecstasies (like meditation, fasting, chanting); he goes on to consider that a truly authentic mysticism must be sensuous in its orientation, so to cultivate the maximum amount of ecstasy for the maximum amount of people. He names the spiritual journey as taking us from ecstasy (Whee!) to a community consciousness (We), to our battling forces that prefer control to pleasure shared or justice (wee).  He emphasizes how we need a communal mysticism -- in his words: "We shall become ecstatic together or else we'll become extinct together." Few spiritual authors are so honest about the importance of ecstasy/sensuality in life--or in mysticism. “Provocative, exciting and radical in both its scope and ideas.  It is both socially relevant and psychologically sound.”  --Library Journal

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Paperback: 264 pages
Published by: Bear & Co in 1981

ISBN-10: 0939680009
ISBN-13: 978-0939680009