You must never let your schooling interfere with your education.
~ Grant Allen~
We are dedicated to a non-proselytizing approach to the study of philosophical, spiritual and religious ideas. Our intent is to provide the individual seeker with a mystical three ring circus of spiritual experiences that transcend the mundane and help to reawaken them to the wonders of the Universe.
The essence of the path to enlightenment is not about the road beneath your feet, but the vista before your eyes. It is about what you see and what you experience. It is about how you come to accept what you see and experience as meaningful to you and how you assimilate these things into the view of reality that is yours alone.
There is no inherently “wrong path” for you to set out upon, if that path is the way you sincerely feel drawn to travel at that moment in your life. Any spiritual conception of life from the precepts of Animism to Zoroastrianism, and any signpost you find along that path, from Astrology to a Zen Garden has the potential to help guide you in the right direction on the unique journey that is your Spirit Walk.
If in time, after you have examined the path you have been traveling, you feel drawn to leave the path to take up another there is no need to feel either shame, or a sense of failure in doing so. You cast no aspersions on either yourself for having taken that path or on any other traveler still upon that path by leaving them to go another way.
Spirit Walk Ministry is here to serve as a living reference library, housing a collection of spiritual ideas and mystic experiences that may, in some way, enlighten the spiritual traveler and aid them in meeting the challenges they will face on their journey.
We at the Ministry see our role as that of clerks in this library, gathering together information and making it freely available to any and all that come here. However, though we are here to provide pilgrims with the books they may need, the books .....
“are for each pilgrim to read and interpret for themselves”.
This website is not going to be appropriate for everyone, nor is it meant to be. If you are seeking some sort of spiritual "cheat sheet” or some "psychic reading" in order to find shortcuts around the challenges that you need to face on your path, we would advise you to look elsewhere. This is a place of self discovery and we are here to aid the sincere and dedicated pilgrims who have summoned the courage to undertake “the Journey”.
“I don't mean to say that I'm about to state my credo here on this page, but merely to affirm, sincerely for the first time in my life, my belief in man as an individual and independent entity. Certainly not independence in the everyday sense of the word, but pertaining to a freedom and mobility of thought that few people are able - or even have the courage - to achieve.”
Our doors are always open to anyone wishing to study and to learn so that they may find the wisdom they may need to help them in their travels. However, this is not a gypsy tea room where people come to have their cards read and their fortunes told. Our mission is to help the true pilgrim to find the wisdom they need to walk their path, but we are not here to provide free rides to those who do not have the initiative to walk the path for themselves.
Discovering the answers yourself is the path to Enlightenment
Parroting the answers of others is the road to Indoctrination
The Enlightened are awake and unbound
The Indoctrinated are asleep and in chains
Awaken and Break Free
There are many paths leading to the library and many doors through which the pilgrim may enter. This is not a destination, only a way station along the route. Traveling the path that lead you here was only one part of your journey and your quest now is to discover the path that you need to travel when you leave here, so that you may continue toward your true destination.
You will find no messiah or guru here to tell you the way you should travel and no one here is going to try to sell you any maps or travel accessories to carry along with you. Instead, you must heed the inner call that is drawing you to take up the path you need to travel and summon the courage from within to take up that path and go forward undaunted on your Spirit Walk, wherever that path may seem to be leading. That is the essence of the shamanic experience and the true path to awakening the power that is within you and to finding your way back home to where it all began.
“So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”