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Steve Bohlert appeared again on Common Threads September 30 and October 7, 2012 to discuss his new book, An Authentic Life: A Spiritual Autobiography in two half-hour interviews with host Fred Stella. November 20 & 27, 2011 he spoke about Universalist Radha-Krishnaism: The Way of Natural [...]
Monday, August 8, 2011
Review of Steve Bohlert’s Universalist Radha-Krishnaism
There are books which are the result of a life-long engagement with a subject. They impress us by the depth of experience and the profundity of thought. Steve Bohlert’s Universalist Radha-Krishnaism is such a book. It is an outcome of the author’s thirty-five year long spiritual quest. [...]
This book is sufficiently important that its wide dissemination amongst devotees is a desideratum. . . . old beliefs are given apparently radical new interpretations that widen their scope and potential for meaning. . . . Subal [Steve Bohlert] has done a great service by introducing or naming the Vaishnava concept of deity as panentheism. . . . I favor rāgānugā [natural devotion], as it seems does Subal, precisely because it . . . is about reforming the id-controlled ego into a love-permeated ego. . . . There is no doubt that Subal’s is an important brick in the wall of religious discourse . . . His great contribution . . . is that he has gone out on a limb and attempted to make a coherent and systematic presentation of Radha-Krishna according to his vision. This means of course that he has set himself up for criticism, but that kind of courage is what is needed to push the discourse further. — Jagadananda Das/Jan Brzezinski, translator and annotator of Mystic Poetry: Rupa Gosvamin’s Uddhava-sandeśa & Hamsadūta.
Mike Valle and Steve Bohlert discuss Universalist Radha-Krishnaism spiritual practices: Bohlert Podcast 2
Mike Valle and Steve Bohlert discuss the nature of God-dess: Valle:Bohlert Podcast 1
I love the sweet smell of Kilkare Woods. It signals my re-entry to Sunol. Twenty-three years ago, I pried myself away from here and my position as editor of the Sunolian. I now live in a yurt in the Hawaiian rain forest. A personal journey by Geraldine Baldassarre.
Dr. M. Valle, a chairman of philosophy of religion at Scottsdale Community College (AZ) reviews Universalist Radha-Krishnaism book. He says, “Drawing upon the resources of theological trends in Western scholarship, Steve Bohlert offers a synthesis of Eastern and Western thought that makes the heart of Radha-Krishna devotion fully accessible to Westerners who have no Indian background.”
First reflections on our new book — read a in depth review by Nori Muster.
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