Our guest for this episode is, Fr. Richard Rohr. Richard is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and academic dean of the CAC’s Living School. An internationally recognized author and spiritual leader, Fr. Richard teaches primarily on incarnational mysticism, nondual consciousness, and contemplation, with a particular emphasis on how these affect the social justice issues of our time.
Richard and James begin their conversation with a discussion of the soul, and how we define it. Both Smith and Rohr expound on the idea of the Christ-form and how it defines who we are. Whenever you deal with a spiritual mystery it never stops revealing itself, both agree this applies to the soul.
In the second half of their conversation, James and Richard discuss how we deal with a life crisis and how we can get through it. They close the episode talking about Richard’s book The Universal Christ and the message behind it.