Writing

Saga of a dropout doper

At the age of 15 I decided I was going to be a writer. I loved books, and writing them seemed to be the greatest thing in the world to do. Now after eight...

To Keep an Open Mind

We must strengthen our individual love to get rid of the force of fear that is trying to overcome our fragile human minds. Our minds, so delicate, can only process so much at one time;...

2014 Writing Contest

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 TIFERET Writing Contest from January 1, 2014 – June 1, 2014. You can submit your entries here.  $1,200 will be awarded in prizes $400 for the best poetry submission $400...

EXPLORING THE DIVINE FEMININE

Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

A Season of Change

For thousands of years, not much changed for ancient man. He plodded through a world as crude as that of his forefathers – until the day he invented fire. One moment of progress led...

A public exhibition

Here I sit, hunched over my construction paper, gripping a crayon so tightly that it snaps in half. Arm curved protectively around the paper, so close that it curls and crimps the corners of...

Lectio Poetica: What is the Question?

“Sometimes . . . you come to a place whose only task is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests . . .” – David Whyte Ten years ago, just three months after falling...

Pushcart Prize Nominations

TIFERET is very happy to announce our Pushcart Prize nominations for this year: In Poetry, Emily Vogel for "Is," Ken Ronkowitz for "Shame" and Linda Radice for "Deliberate Awareness" and in Prose, Linda Lappin...

A heart warming story from “Bird Medicine: The Sacred Power of Bird Shamanism” ...

Book Excerpt PART 3 BIRDS AS MESSENGERSHealing (and Humorous) BirdsThere are a number of vital traditions still practiced today among Native American healers that might be mistaken for “faith healing.” Many Natives have told me they...

Reclaim the Divine Feminine: Connect to Your Creative Spirit | New Workshop for 2014

A Six Week Series led by Jude Rittenhouse When: Begins Tuesday, March 25, 2014,  7 pm (Eastern Time) Whether you write, paint, draw, sing, cook, raise children, dance, take care of elderly parents, run a household or a...