Hi <<First Name>>,
Bob Doto grew up Catholic, but found himself continuously drawn to indigenous, spiritualist, and shamanic practices of connection with ancestors. Did these really need to be at odds?
"No," Bob decided, and began to orient his life in the direction of finding the unexpected connection points between Christianity and folk magic. "I hope to depict a Christ tradition that looks nothing like what we’ve seen," Bob writes. "And everything like what we’ve dreamed."
The result of this unique path of inquiry is Sitting with Spirits: the first book of its kind to examine both spirits and spirit work through the lens of biblical hermeneutics, magical and mindfulness practices, shadow work, and self-inquiry.
Bob has shown that having a relationship with the spirits of those who have passed is not only possible within Christian tradition, it's inherent to the faith as a whole.
We are reminded that the Christ tradition is an “inspired” spirituality overflowing with both holy and not-so-holy spirits; that it is much more complicated and subversive than what is typically presented.
By exploring what lives in the margins of the Christ tradition, Sitting with Spirits positions itself at one of many fronts in the battle to steal this rich and dynamic tradition back from those who actively work to hide what our faith has to offer. May the spirits forever disturb the fascists!
If you're curious about spirit work, are an uneasy / lapsed Catholic (or Pentecostal, for that matter), or are simply curious about the integration of Christianity and folk magic around relationship with the 'cloud of witnesses,' Sitting with Spirits is for you.