There are many spiritual teachers who are popular today. This section looks at the ideas of some of the most popular spiritual teachers and analyzes them. I come from the perspective of someone who has been living in a spiritual way for over thirty five years. I try to put these people’s ideas in the larger framework they belong in. I then see if the teachers’ ideas are consistent or do they contradict themselves. I also wonder about the consequences of these teachers’ ideas. The goal is not to belittle actual spiritual experiences but to help people be careful not to add extraneous ideas to their experiences. In that way spiritual people can more easily stay on their spiritual path and more fruitfully share their ideas with other people.
My name is Joseph Waligore. I currently have a part-time job teaching philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. More information about me can be found at my MySpace profile or my Facebook profile.
This website is one of four websites I have. At makingyourconnections.com I have a posted a significant portion of a self-help book I am currently writing. This book helps people succeed in the world by making their connections, the special people in their lives. Another website, www.followingtheflow.com is for spiritually oriented people and discusses very similar ideas from a more spiritually oriented perspective. Another one, www.josephwaligore.com is for academically or intellectually oriented people. It has my writings about spiritual philosophies such as Stoicism, Socrates, the Deists, the Enlightenment period, and the rise of modern science.
There is a Facebook group called Flowing. People interested in meeting other people who are interested in these ideas and/or participating in discussions about these ideas are invited to join the group.
Many people reach this site through keyword advertisements. It might be of interest that Joseph got the money for these ads through his daytrading profits.