Whee! We, Wee All the Way Home: A Guide to Sensual Prophetic Spirituality (Meditation) Paperback – June 1, 1980
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From the Back Cover
Whee! We, Wee All the Way Home is a simple handbook which leads us out of a privately oriented mysticism into a deepening link with humankind. It is a universal handbook, reminding us that each one of us is a bearer of ecstasy and therefore of God. It is a valuable book which highlights the obstacles (or dragons) we may meet on our journey, and the means for dealing with such obstruction.
“Whee! is provocative, exciting and radical in both its scope and ideas. It is both socially relevant and psychologically sound.”
“This is a pioneer book . . . a voyage replete with new ideas and seldom seen perspectives.”
--Thomas F. O'Meara
MATTHEW FOX is a Dominican scholar, a popular speaker, and an innovative educator whom one commentator has called “a crusader and a smasher of chains.” He is the past director of the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality at Holy Names College, Oakland, California, and the author of Original Blessing, and Meditations with Meister Eckhart, and many other titles.
About the Author
- Publisher : Bear & Company; Original ed. edition (June 1, 1980)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0939680009
- ISBN-13 : 978-0939680009
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,113,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He begins the Preface to this 1976 book (republished in 1981) by stating, "This is a practical book about waking up and returning to a biblical, justice-oriented spirituality. Such a spirituality is a way of passion that leads to compassion. Such a way is necessarily one of coming to our senses in every meaning of that phrase."
He justifies his use of the term "sensuous spirituality" by saying, "I feel sorry for these fearful people who have apparently never enjoyed the sensuousness ... of a home-grown tomato or a ripe peach. Have they never wallowed in the delight of a baby's smell, squeals, or a puppy's cuddling? Of the smell of a horse's sweat or a lilac's perfume? Shame on such people?" Somewhat surprisingly, he rejects the approach of Teilhard de Chardin "because he is chauvinistic, dualistic and ultimately afraid of the sensual; because he is unaware of political evil; and because he ignores Jesus for the Christ."
Here are some representative quotations:
"A spirituality is a way---a way of living in depth."
"Is bisexuality of God not what spiritual leaders like Buddha and Jesus and Francis have preached?"
"Because gays are so often excluded from society's institutions (like women are), we can hopefully depend on them to offer alternative institutions---ones that are more sensual, more alive and quickening than those we have inherited."