2012 Writing Contest

TIFERET: A Journal of Spiritual Literature offers monetary awards in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Tendonitis as Spiritual Teacher

Until last autumn, when I overused one of my tendons while walking 520 miles of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in Spain, I had never sustained a mobility-impairing injury.  While...

After a Death, an Ant Reminds Me to Choose Life

A writer I admired passed away on Saturday, March 2.  I met Robyn Richey Piz in a class at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, and she invited me to join a writing salon.  I...

Letting Love Out

As I held the heart shaped crystal in my hand, all you could see was a tiny sliver. The rest was covered by my fingers. I didn’t think much of it, that’s how I...

Compassion, “JuBuSto” and the Three-Petalled Rose

I’ve been having an odd experience of late, and I’m sure you’ve experienced the same thing: some word or a phrase--or often, a tune--you just can’t get out of your head. That’s what I’ve...

Nourishing the Soul

Wow, I feel great!! I rolled out of bed early Monday morning. I haven’t felt this good in weeks!!  Usually I’m up early and ready to tackle the day but the last few weeks I...

Classical Literature, the Gods, and Metaphysical Desire

In December I finished teaching a course on classical myth and literature for undergraduates. We read a variety of texts and from a variety of time periods. Among the works we studied were The...

Meditating on the Colorado Fires

Wildfire after wildfire has been raging here in Colorado over the last few days.   First I learned of the fire outside Fort Collins,  90 minutes from Denver.   Although far enough away to be out...

The Belief Spectrum

I've been thinking about this topic for a while. As I have ruminated over it, I have discarded a multitude of threads, some of them possibly valuable, but nevertheless, here I am today. I don't really feel...

Spiritual “Spring Cleaning” for the Holidays

It was Ash Wednesday and I was working from home all morning.  Procrastinating, I logged on to Facebook and read a spate of status updates from people who were giving up chocolate, caffeine and...