Writing

The Poetry of Earth Is Never Dead

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The title of this essay comes from the English poet John Keats. A person with a bat’s ear for poetry and an eagle’s eye for nature (which Keats, Wordsworth, Whitman, Dickinson, Rumi and other...

As Inside So Outside: the Universe in You

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On September 25, 2012, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a photo which shows the farthest view of the universe ever seen. The photo, called XDF for eXtreme Deep Field, was taken by the...

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

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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...

EXPLORING THE DIVINE FEMININE

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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

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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...

Writing and Living Toward Truth: Closing Words

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The following words I delivered March 19, 2010 at the close of the 5th Annual Yoga As Muse for Authentic Writing & Creativity Retreat held at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM....

Kabbalah in Winesburg, Ohio

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When I studied Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, my teacher Jason Shulman told us about the Hebrew word yesh. One way to translate the word is simply as “there is” or “there are.” But a yesh...

Hay House Writer’s Workshop in New York

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Hay House Publishers publishes some of today's best-known inspirational and transformational titles. Their authors include Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Doreen Virtue, and more. This summer they will offer  a new writing workshop...

Saga of a dropout doper

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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...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Six (Wilbur)

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Richard Wilbur "Apology" From Things of This World I've long admired Richard Wilbur's beautiful poetry, which is playful, formal, and perfectly polished. This poem, which I pulled from New and Collected Poems, but which originally appeared in Things of This World, is a little...