Writing

04/14/13: Tiferet Talk with Julie Maloney

Please join us on April 14, at 7pM EST as we interview writing teacher Julie Maloney. Maloney’s first poetry collection, Private Landscape, was published in 2007, and in 2003 she founded Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization...

Hiding in the Basement

I’m not really hiding…just sitting down here. I came downstairs to throw a load of laundry in the dryer and decided to stay. It’s cool and damp, and a faint odor of clay permeates the...

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...

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...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Seven (Sexton)

The Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh poem by Anne Sexton Planning my December ekphrastic poetry course for The Rooster Moans Poetry Cooperative has got me thinking about ekphrasis, and though I may not use this particular pairing...

The 10 Aspirations – by Alison McBain

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...

2013 Contest Winners

Poetry Winners/Honorable Mentions   Definitions by Sandra Kohler Winner   A Little Nightmusic by Ami Kaye Honorable Mention Fox Knows Through Her Window by Katharyn Machan Honorable Mention Fiction Winners/Honorable Mentions   The Root System of Trees by Judith Dancoff  Winner   The Whole Truth by Bob Minder Honorable...

Reading, Intimacy, Angels of Death

Reading, I think, is a fundamentally spiritual experience. The phenomenologist Georges Poulet once remarked that, when we read, another person’s “I” enters into our own souls. Think about it: when we read the word...

Unanswered Prayers

“I cannot believe that, seriously!”….I shrugged my head in disbelief. I had very successfully interviewed for a job, in a place I really wanted to live. It was close to my family, in a...

life dancing

The dance. I begin to feel it. The dance floor has shifted, ever so slightly and my perspective is changed. My body begins to soften and respond, I am moved. My life partners and I, (meaning friends family...