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karen-devaney's picture
Oct.10.2013
  As I swept the dirt and leaves off of the front stoop I thought about the repetition of cleaning up after an autumn tree that would continue to shed.  Sort of silly really and it is not that I don’t like the look of leaves on the ground—I do.  But I’d been at my computer all...
jill-jepson's picture
Oct.09.2013
I’m exploring myth these days, and in my study of Isis—the Supreme Goddess of the Egyptians—I came across the work of Isha Schwaller de Lubicz. Her writing focuses on explaining Egyptian wisdom texts. In her book The Opening of the Way she delves into the “instructions” for becoming a...
randy-kadish's picture
Oct.07.2013
... Finally, my work week ended. I spent my days off lying on my couch, watching movies and TV, and trying to numb my pain. I went to a Twelve Step meeting. Terribly ashamed of my great depression, I didn’t talk about it. Then I had to go back to work.  Like an angler wading upstream one step...
jill-jepson's picture
Oct.05.2013
What makes the difference between someone who writes and someone who is a writer? I’ve thought a lot about the distinction over the years. Like many writers, I can’t think of myself without the word “writer” attached to my identity, yet I sometimes wonder what that means. Almost everyone I know...
mark-j-janssen's picture
Oct.05.2013
In the middle of a very busy week I was offered an opportunity to participate in life in a way which comes along too rarely.  A friend has an adult daughter who has lived in tremendous pain for many years.  The daughter is about to have another operation on her spine.  I was invited...
sam-barry's picture
Sep.25.2013
I went to church the other day. Funerals, weddings, and major holidays aside, I can’t remember the last time I walked into a church just for the hell of it. Which is surprising, as I am the grandson and son of Presbyterian ministers and was, at one time, a Presbyterian minister myself. But that was...
jill-jepson's picture
Sep.23.2013
There is a cacaphony of voices in your head. They do plenty of talking, but none of them listen. This is the description of the mitote in Toltec spiritual practice according to one of its leading exponents, Gary van Warmerdam. The first time I heard about the mitote, all I could...
jill-jepson's picture
Sep.20.2013
Fifteen years ago or so, I taught a course on critical thinking at a community college with a wonderful textbook called Thinking for Yourself by Marlys Mayfield. One of the exercises in the book presented a picture of a young man with a mortarboard cap on his head walking with a middle-...
randy-kadish's picture
Sep.19.2013
  ... I opened my eyes and looked forward to my monthly therapy session. It arrived, finally. I told Matt I’d gotten a clean bill of health. "That’s great news.” I told Matt about Dan, and then I spoke about my recent disappointments. “And what does all that mean?” Matt asked. “What do you...
jill-jepson's picture
Sep.18.2013
Today, I'm sharing three interesting blog posts on Toltec wisdom. Check them out! "... the Toltec ways are not prophecies to be fulfilled or opportunities to instruct others on how to attain mastery in awareness. To attempt to teach these ways as a means of salvation does nothing except dilute and...