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The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Ten

NOTE: This content is from my blog, Bareback Alchemy. If links here aren't working, please try there: http://melissastuddard.blogspot.com/2012/05/mnemosyne-weekly-poem-ten.html W. B. Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree Photo by Kenneth Allen This week, thanks to the recommendation of Robert...

Ram Dass on “Letting Go”

Here's an interesting 2010 interview with Ram Dass on the process of letting go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LxB-4_MGbc   "Your soul witnesses your feelings, your desires, your fearlessness. Stay  in the witness, not identifying with the desires or attitudes or...

BEAUTIFUL RUINS — beautifully insightful

Sometimes a book comes along that moves me on such a deep level that it is difficult to words to what has occurred in me.  For 2012, that book is BEAUTIFUL RUINS, by Jess...

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

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...

Interview with Poet Hal Sirowitz on “Being Human”

We've published Hal Sirowitz's wonderful poetry in earlier issues of Tiferet. You'll enjoy this recent interview with him on "Being Human." Be sure to scroll down - there are two parts to the interview! http://www.riffraf.typepad.com/

A Mixed Lineage

This past weekend I meditated with Susan Piver as I participated in her Open Heart Project Virtual Retreat (susanpiver.com). Susan is a terrific meditation teacher, and I have been using her beautifully-voiced instructions in...

The Scale of the Universe

I found an amazing website that allows you to see the scale of the "stuff" of our universe.  From atoms to planets, scroll the slider to see how big or small the items of...

Anarchist for Love

Why not be an anarchist for love? Explode as gently as a rose. Can Krishna's sky be scrawled on a wall? Does Mary appear in a fractal of shattered glass? The face of chaos, like the face of...

Middle East Peace and Abraham

http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/06/opinion/djalal-peace-abraham/index.html   "For more than 60 years, a just solution to the Middle East conflict has eluded the greatest statesmen of our time. Perhaps it is time for a different strategy. Let's call it an Abrahamic...

Thin Places – where Heaven and Earth Come Closer

Here's an article from today's NY Times - sounds like they are talking about "tiferet" - places where the spiritual and material meet. Click here to read.