Spiritual ‘Memes’

Memes* are the quintessence of spiritual practice

“A world where all beings live in harmony with themselves, each other and their surroundings.” Fred Matser (1945-), Dutch humanist

“Authentic religion is the clearest opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos enter human life.” Huston Smith (1919-), religious studies scholar

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The AnamCara Project is a bridge between what a spiritual tradition is and what it aspires to be. The quintessence of a tradition represents that pure force required to pursue inner peace, peace between people and peace with the earth. A creative form of resistance, the Project invites each one of us to tap into his or her tradition’s cosmic energy in order to effect peace through our attitudes and actions. Our spiritual memes*, new vectors of world peace, can change the world…

The Project is dedicated to those eager to learn about, experience and put into practice the wisdom traditions taught by the great spiritual leaders of humanity.


*The term meme refers to a unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another in a comparable way to the transmission of genes (Wiktionary). The concept of meme is proposed by biologist, Richard Dawkins. Philosopher Daniel Dennett and psychologist Susan Blackmore, who also support meme theory, regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.