Author: mwinell

The Poetry of Reality is the fifth installment in the Symphony of Science music video series. It features 12 scientists and science enthusiasts, including Michael Shermer, Jacob Bronowski, Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Jill Tarter, Lawrence Krauss, Richard Feynman, Brian Greene, Stephen Hawking, Carolyn Porco, and PZ Myers, promoting science through words of wisdom.

Posted on May 11, 2010 by mwinell

“The Unbroken Thread” is the fourth video in the Symphony of Science series, and it features David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, and Carl Sagan.

Posted on May 11, 2010 by mwinell

The Symphony of Science is a music project created by Washington-based electronic musician John Boswell. The project seeks to “spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through musical remixes.” Boswell uses pitch corrected audio and video samples from television programs featuring popular scientists and educators.

Posted on May 11, 2010 by mwinell
Category: Science

A musical tribute to two great men of science. Carl Sagan and his cosmologist companion Stephen Hawking present: A Glorious Dawn – Cosmos remixed. Almost all samples and footage taken from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos and Stephen Hawking’s Universe series.

Posted on May 11, 2010 by mwinell

This is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.

Posted on May 10, 2010 by mwinell

The themes present in this song are intended to explore our understanding of our origins within the universe, and to challenge the commonplace notion that humans have a superior or privileged position, both on our home planet and in the universe itself.

Posted on May 10, 2010 by mwinell

A one-act play inspired by a real event, this dramatic story takes on the hurt and frustration created by deep religious differences in a family. A minister father debates with his grown daughter until both are shouting and then crying. Through the conflict they finally reach other, relieved to find a very human connection.

Posted on April 28, 2010 by mwinell
Category: Religions

Enjoy and reclaim our gratitude for what IS. I do believe that when we experience directly, without the intervening “author,” we can appreciate more. We can look at the amazing night sky and let it permeate our being.

Posted on April 24, 2010 by mwinell
Category: Religions

This one-of-a-kind self-help book is for people recovering from the harmful effects of religious indoctrination.

Posted on April 23, 2010 by mwinell
Category: Books

Many of the people I work with in recovering from fundamentalism dread meeting up with contacts from their previous life because it can be so disturbing to be treated as “fallen.”

Posted on April 19, 2010 by mwinell
Category: Christianity

I know what you’re going through. Really I do. Partly because I’ve been there and partly because you are facing the same things that all of us face.

Posted on April 16, 2010 by mwinell

This is a transcript of the keynote address at the annual meetings of the Eremos Institute of Australian Spirituality in Sydney, 1996. In the talk, Winell addressed the need to understand spirituality more broadly and to find ways to experience spirituality in daily life.

Posted on April 14, 2010 by mwinell

Occasionally, there is an issue that seems to come up regularly with clients. Recently the topic has been a lingering fear of hell. I invited one client to comment on the way he was dealt with this, and he was kind enough to share with you these thoughts. I invite you to also email me with the methods you have developed to deal with this fear.

Posted on April 13, 2010 by mwinell

Palin is on a mission from God and she’s fighting a spiritual war. While that may sound extreme, it is exactly the mindset she has. It fits the bible-believing fundamentalist/evangelical subculture she is part of and it fits her language and behavior. Most people who have not been a “born-again” true believer do not realize what all of this really means.

Posted on April 12, 2010 by mwinell

We are the ones who are coming to life!

Posted on April 5, 2010 by mwinell

Dr. Marlene Winell speaks about the abusive effects of indoctrination by authoritarian religion. Keywords: ex-christian, fundamentalism, ex-fundamentalism, recovery from religion, spiritual abuse, toxic religion, freethought, freethinker, athiesm, secular, humanism, deconversion.

Posted on February 24, 2010 by mwinell

I was one serious kid. Despite my healthy sense of humor, I worried a lot about the Big Questions. When in bed with a severe cold, I pondered my death. Especially as I hit puberty, I had to understand everything thoroughly. I wanted to get it right and make it mine. No hand-me-down religion. I was going to feel it for myself and work it out intellectually too. At sixteen, I decided to chronicle my spiritual life.

Posted on January 19, 2010 by mwinell

By Dr. Marlene Winell

I get this question so frequently, I’ve decided to make a better effort to reply. To be honest, I don’t like the question because it presumes we know what those words mean. Here are some responses, touching on more or less serious aspects of the topic.

Posted on January 8, 2010 by mwinell
Category: Religions