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Violence is here, and it is us

More than 20 years ago, when I lived in Budapest, a ringing telephone woke me one morning and I stumbled across the room to answer.  Disoriented and groggy, I lifted the receiver and through...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Eighteen (Harper)

Reuben, Reuben Michael S. Harper My selection this week is the powerful Michael S. Harper poem, "Reuben, Reuben," from the collection Images of Kin, which came out in 1977 and was nominated for a National Book Award.  It has...

The Mnemosyne Monthly: Poem Forty-Three (Shikibu)

This month's Mnemosyne poem, by Izumi Shikibu, comes from The Ink Dark Moon and is translated by Jane Hirshfield, who I will interview this upcoming summer for Tiferet Talk. If you're not familiar with...

My Soul, My Sprite of Inner Light

It was a summer day. The afternoon heat had summoned clouds from crystal blue, and thunder rolled across the heavens as a reminder; the sky still had a voice. As I trudged onward, the...
Anthony Lawlor

Freedom from Limits and Living in Radiant Wisdom

This course gives you powerful tools for navigating challenges and enhancing the spiritual awakenings of your life journey.

2013 Tiferet Talk Schedule of Guests

The first Tiferet Talk interview of 2013 is tonight at 7 PM and we're excited to also share the schedule for the year: Judith Hanson Lasater 1/28, 7 - 7:30 pm EST Julie Maloney 2/25, 7 - 7:30 pm EST Natalie...

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Forty-One (Zagajewski)

I'd like to dedicate this week's Mnemosyne Weekly to the victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and their families and friends. The poem, “Try to Praise the Mutilated World,” written by one of...

In Praise of Fools

Recently, I met someone new. At first glance, due to his profession and appearance, he reminded me of three people I had been close to years before. Immediately, my mind decided that he was...

Lean Into Good On First Waking by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

Lean Into Good On First Waking What do you think about when you first wake up? The Practice: Lean into good on first waking. Why? Waking up is like the sun rising. At first it’s mostly dark, as...
Phyllis Barber

Excerpt from In the Body of the Serpent by Phyllis Barber

This essay appeared in our Fall 2012 Print Issue. It is available for digital download and also in Kindle format.         The first snake I saw that wasn’t in the pages of the encyclopedias my mother...