Welcome to Spiritual AF Sundays, the podcast that explores the spiritual side of everything! Join your host, Jessica Karels (aka The Mystic Geek), a witch with 20+ years of experience in both the corporate and magical worlds, as we dive into a wide range of topics that go beyond the surface-level talking discussed by pundits and on social media. Queer, polyamorous, and neurodivergent - Jessica is no stranger to challenging the status quo. Designed for the slightly geeky and curious souls who seek a deeper understanding, Spiritual AF Sundays invites you to join our exploration of spirituality, religion, and politics. We go beyond the shallow back-and-forth on social media and provide thought-provoking insights that inspire personal growth and transformation. In each episode, we challenge societal norms and assumptions, tackle hot-button topics like politics and artificial intelligence, and delve into subjects like magic and witchcraft, self-improvement, and more. We believe that spirituality and real-world issues are intertwined, and are not afraid to ask the difficult questions about how one affects the other. With weekly episodes, each around 30 minutes, we bring you engaging discussions and interviews with guests from diverse backgrounds. Whether you’re a seasoned spiritual seeker or just starting your journey, this podcast offers a fresh perspective and invites you to expand your horizons. Join us on this transformative journey, and don’t forget to leave a review to let us know your thoughts. Let’s dive deep into the spiritual realms and challenge the status quo.
Sunday Jul 02, 2023
Sunday Jul 02, 2023
In this episode, we use Matthew Garnier's book, "Swept Up: Lessons from the End Times" as a launchpad for discussing the impact of our childhood experiences with religion. We explore commonalities among those who grew up in religions that either emphasized the "End Times" doctrine or focused heavily on the Heaven-Hell afterlife dichotomy. Living purely on faith or solely on logic both have issues - what is the right path forward?
Overall, the episode highlights the complex and nuanced nature of religious upbringing and its lasting impact on individuals' beliefs and perspectives.
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Matthew Garnier recently published a comedic memoir about religious upbringing, "Swept Up: Lessons From the End Times" with tales (and lessons) from church, home-schooling, and a few strange years at a major evangelical university
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