Rev. Dr. Christina A. Rose, Universal Life Church

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“My creative fire connects me to God.” Chris Rose

Religions are a passion for Christina. She has studied all over the world to explore how different cultures worship. She received her doctorate of divinity in 2007, and has continued to work towards a greater understanding between people in regards to their spirituality. She is currently working online using the world of Second Life to further her teachings and to help people find their own personal spiritual path. She can be contacted there under the avatar name of Aislinn Jaerls, or through email at redtudorrose@gmail.com.

Q. What experiences put you on your spiritual path?

A. I found the book, The Truth About Witchcraft, by Scott Cunningham in a metaphysical store during a high school field trip. I hid it under my bed knowing my devout Christian parents would disapprove. The book opened a new world to me. After studying Wiccan and pagan beliefs, I went on to practice Shinto (The Way of the Gods), the former state religion of Japan, which draws upon Buddhism, animism, and shamanism. While walking through Westminster Abbey four years ago, my Scottish ancestors called me home to Paganism. On the British Isles, blending Celtic Paganism, Christianity, and shamanism is a way of life.

Q. What is the greatest challenge facing society?

A. Our inability to overcome personal differences and get along. In tribal societies, people had to get along in order to survive. Now we just leave when situations get difficult. For example, if you don’t like your pastor, you find another church. We hurt only ourselves when we fail to build common ground. It’s time to get out of our own little boxes and befriend people from different cultures, classes, and races. Only then will world peace be possible.

For the rest of the interview, please check out the book, Seek The Lover Within: Lessons from 50 Spiritual Leaders.

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