About James Reho

James Hughes Reho is a scientist, author, and ordained priest in the Episcopal Church, as well as a certified yoga instructor and teacher of meditation. Initiated into both Eastern and Western spiritual lineages, he pursues studies in deep ecology, interspiritual exploration, and the dialog between science and religion. He offers workshops and lectures in spirituality, offering practical tools from multiple faith traditions to those interested in transforming their lives and the world.

James’ writings explore the creative meeting point of different traditions and disciplines. His first book, Tantric Jesus: The Erotic Heart of Early Christianity, , released in January 2017, sheds new light on the Christian path of transformation through insights from Eastern Tantric wisdom, as well as his personal experiences, with positive and practical insights and exercises designed for both the general reader and the serious seeker. He has also published a number of articles in Parabola and Psychology Tomorrow, in addition to many scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals.

A lover of music as well as things of the spirit, James developed Awakening: A Kirtan Mass, a celebration of the Holy Communion that engages all the senses and draws from the culture of Indian kirtan (joyful chanting) and bhakti (devotional) yoga.

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Essays and Articles

Liberating God from Heaven: Theosis and Emergence Within Unitive Christianity
 

Liberating God from Heaven: Theosis and Emergence Within Unitive Christianity

The opening of the twenty-first chapter of the Book of Revelation, speaks to a unity of heaven and earth, of the holy (other) with the humus (soil).
In the Absence of the Body: Discipleship when the Guru Has Gone
 

In the Absence of the Body: Discipleship when the Guru Has Gone

An ancient axiom holds that when the disciple is ready, the guru will appear. Much less is said about what happens when the guru disappears—and for this, disciples are rarely ready.
When God is a Sheep in Wolves' Clothing: St. Anthony of Egypt and the Demons
 

When God is a Sheep in Wolves' Clothing: St. Anthony of Egypt and the Demons

"If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”[1] These words of Jesus...initiated a new life for Anthony, orphaned six months earlier at the age of eighteen or twenty.
Ten Days on a Cushion: Deep Meditation and the Search for Psychic Wholeness
 

Ten Days on a Cushion: Deep Meditation and the Search for Psychic Wholeness

I first sat to meditate at age nine, having read a book on zen from the public library. I don’t know why: no one in my family meditated or encouraged me to do so
Kirtan: Chanting the Names of God
 

Kirtan: Chanting the Names of God

In spring 2006 I came across an ad from a local yoga studio advertising kirtan. The ad was simple: “Kirtan—chanting the names of God.” It was a Tuesday night, nothing was going on, and I was curious.
Riding the Breath: Breathing as Spiritual Praxis
 

Riding the Breath: Breathing as Spiritual Praxis

Throughout history, human beings have gone to great lengths in search of a unitive or “mystical” experience with Something greater than themselves.