A Handbook for the Spiritual Journey

The list of titles in the menu at the top of this page contains a drop-down sub-menu of posts available under the title. Send your little cursor on a search for something worth reading, and may you find it without much trouble!

This is a blog post of my revised Kindle book available at Amazon.com for $2.99–and you can read it here for free. I use WordPress to revise the book, and am posting it here for people who don’t have a Kindle and don’t want to bother with a Kindle App for their PC or Mac or Tablet, or who just like things that come with no strings attached.

This is a companion volume to An Old Preacher’s Manifesto, which is listed in the menu line above. All of the items in the menu line have a drop-down list of chapters, or sections, available by clicking on the respective titles. You can also keep up with additions as I post them by clicking on the “follow” button below.

The entire collection revolves around the theme “Finding Your Life And Living It.” My central thesis is we pop out of the womb without knowing who we are to become or what we are to be about, and we don’t get much help along the way. We aren’t even encouraged to ask the questions, much less to answer them.

But, goes the thesis, we all come packed with a daemon, a spirit, a soul, a psyche who knows. Our Unconscious is an ocean of knowledge waiting for us to take up sailing and diving, exploring, experimenting, seeking, searching, playing with invisible friends, picking up clues, putting things together and finding the way.

All of my writing is about the theme and the thesis. But. You have to be interested in the journey (That would be the Spiritual Journey, the Hero’s Journey, the Journey to the Center of Yourself) for any of this to be meaningful. So, if you start reading and can’t find a reason to go on, don’t. It isn’t for you. Don’t waste your time.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

2 thoughts on “A Handbook for the Spiritual Journey

  1. Hi Jim,
    My name is Trey Leeke, my wife is Claire (formerly Taylor), whom you baptized many years ago, I’m told. Bob Taylor, my father-in-law, shared your site with me, along with other “writings” of yours he has held on to through the years. He speaks highly of you, and perusing your writings it’s easy to see why. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for publishing these writings. I very much look forward to exploring and engaging.


    1. Hi Trey, It’s good to hear from you and to re-connect with Bob! Bob is one of the few standout people in my life, and I’m glad to know he is still in business. We need all the good people we can get in our life–those relationships are where balance and harmony are nourished and nurtured. Keep him around a while longer–that will benefit everyone! — Jim


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