Global Spirit: Inside Sacred Texts

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Inside Sacred Texts explores the origins, translations, and interpretations of sacred or revered texts and sheds light on the mystical experience these texts often originate from. This program brings knowledgeable, engaging scholars, translators, and practitioners from three faiths together to explore how these seminal texts, which form the foundation of most world religions and have influenced entire civilizations, are in some cases, now being reappraised. The program features renowned translator of the Gnostic Gospels, Willis Barnstone, Anglican priest and mystic Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Tibetan translator Ken McLeod and religious scholar Dr. Nikky Singh.

Global Spirit investigates philosophical and existential issues of the 21st century, tracing the eternal, yet still evolving human quest for meaning, truth and wisdom. Weaving compelling filmed segments with informed, engaging studio conversations, the series offers an intimate, discovery-filled viewing experience.