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This is the most comprehensive website on the internet devoted specifically to spiritual stories. Although there is a very large collection of parables, many of the spiritual stories are written by and for people just like yourself. Contributions are welcome, so please feel free to submit your favorite spiritual story using the link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! :)

Featured Spiritual Story:
Xenos

Two nations once lived on an isle, side by side,
Each one emboldened by national pride,
Each viewing the other with fear and mistrust,
And believing their side was the one that was just...
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Featured Spiritual Parable:
Paying Double For Camels

A camel dealer reached a village to sell fine animals at a very good price. Everyone bought one, except Mr. Hoosep.

Some time later, the village received a visit from another dealer, with excellent camels, but they were much more expensive. This time, Hoosep bought some animals....
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Spiritual Movie Review:
Spiritual Warriors

Spiritual Warriors 
Spiritual Warriors is a modern day fable about the challenges we all face in our spiritual journey. On the surface it looks like a battle between good and evil, as a drug dealer begins awakening to his true purpose, past lives, and ultimately how to live his present life more fully.

At a deeper level, I found this to be a very unique film that imparted spiritual wisdom both indirectly through plot, as well as directly through passages read by a narrator. In this way, it is similar to what I had originally expected from Wayne Dyer's movie, Ambition to Meaning. Also, the inclusion of visions and blurring the lines of reality reminds me of the movie Peaceful Warrior.

Spiritual Warriors is not for everyone, however. If you are sensitive to sudden blasts of increased volume and booming bass, then this movie may be a challenge for you to watch. I'm not generally sensitive to that, and even I found it to be a bit much. The sudden volume/bass changes do have their role in the movie, though, as they emphasize key moments effectively. I also suspect that this auditory experience probably has significantly more impact in a theater.

There is also some explicit language and adult sexual situations (I don't remember nudity though), so keep this in mind when choosing when, where, or with whom to watch this movie. These scenes are important to the plot to emphasize key spiritual lessons, so the movie would be incomplete without them.

This movie is filled with metaphors, and it will probably take watching Spiritual Warriors a few times times to pick up on all the layers of spiritual knowledge within the film. This movie doesn't try to be light and fluffy, though it does have humorous scenes and remarks. Nor does it try to be serious and teachy, although it does have some teaching and serious scenes.

Instead, Spiritual Warriors blends everything I've written above all the way through, and even tackles the spiritual challenge many of us have of distinguishing fact from fiction and illusion from truth. This blend is maintained even until the very end of Spiritual Warriors, which has a few plot twists that you probably won't see coming.

In a way, even that serves as a metaphor for life...

Update: This movie is now also available on ITunes for just $9.99...
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Spiritual Book Review:
The Spontaneous Healing of Belief by Gregg Braden

  Spiritual Book: The Spontaneous Healing of Belief
This book will be very helpful for some very specific people - those who find themselves having undesired negative emotions, but whose emotions aren't completely overwhelming. The exercises on understanding your conditioning and beliefs can be helpful and powerful, if you take them seriously.

That said, I think that's because the title is somewhat misleading because it implies that we can heal the idea of 'belief' itself. While that may be true, more than likely you will be left with a new set of "better" beliefs to replace the old ones.

Also, the authors' voice comes across as presumptuous at times as he compares our reality to that of a computer. He's so excited about his analogy, and so convinced, that his 'voice' doesn't leave the impression that there is room for the possibility that his model of reality might not be accurate.

The ending also left me unfulfilled and seems like it was thrown on there to get more pages into the book. The book's potentially reality-shattering and life-changing climax goes almost unnoticed because it is so subtle, and so the last part of the book feels like filler instead of really bringing the reader into a new awareness and state of being.
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"Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am."
- Voltaire
 
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