Books

A public exhibition

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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...

The 10 Aspirations – by Alison McBain

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I. I am one truth of many. Thou shalt respect all gods and religions, not just one. II. Thou shalt not eschew those who make a carved image of faith, for I am a loving...

Hineni. Your call to the Divine is a response to the call of the...

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In the Old Testament story, when Isaac was called by God, he answered, “Hineni.” Translated from the Hebrew, hineni means, “Here I am, for you called me.” In the Bible, the word hineni is used...

Another Rollins Student…

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Hey Mr. Davis! I'll keep it short and sweet, because thats what I am, short and sweet. Basically, I have really enjoyed your book. It has inspired me to become a better writer. You have...

Mary Jo Bang Translates Dante’s Poetry with Pop Culture Twist

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Poet Mary Jo Bang translates Dante's 'Inferno,' and gives it an update A great many college students give up on “The Divine Comedy,” usually after they’ve determined in which circle of hell they are destined...

Hay House Writer’s Workshop in San Francisco

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The Writer's Workshop in San Francisco features a series of lectures and events and an impressive array of featured authors. This event is sponsored by Hay House and will be held on October 5...

Pondering Dogen and Proust

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Recently I interviewed the novelist and Zen Buddhist prist, Ruth Ozeki, on the occasion of the publication of her new book, A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING. I made a commitment to myself to...

The Necklace

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Excerpt from Ecstatic Healing by Margaret De Wys September 1993: Rhinebeck, New York It began with a string of beads. Large, rounded, wooden beads painted white. The string was perhaps two feet in length--a simple, unadorned...

Excerpt from Conversations with Jerry and Other People I Thought Were Dead

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Introduction Two years ago, on a cool October afternoon, a friend called to tell me about an extraordinary woman. “Jana has the most amazing gift,” she said. “She can communicate with people who have passed on....

Review of Zichronot/Memories, A Journal by Dr. Jerome Lowenstein

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  We admire some authors not only because of their writings but also because of the human being these writings reveal. It quickly becomes clear from reading the essays in Zichronot/Memories what an intelligent, humane,...