I believe writing is a spiritual practice, and so I was drawn to the title of Jill Jepson's book. She approaches writing through four gateways to the sacred: the mystic, the monk, the shaman, and the warrior. It is a book full of writing ideas as well as affirmations for the writing life.
Each chapter offers philosophies and beliefs central to the four gateways and paths and is filled with exercises, activities and prompts. There is much that is affirming and inspiring here with quotes from writers and practices from indigenous people. Jepson has invented many "sacred tools" as influenced by her decades of studying spiritual traditions all over the world.
Each pathway offers sage advice and there are numerous practices to use on your own or with your writing circle. Jepson writes "...the opportunity to write is a gift that comes with great responsibility." She honors the practice of writing and teaches that we have the task of "serving the living and non-living world around us...to give them voice."
Causes Jill Jepson Supports
Humane Society of the United States, Defenders of Wildlife, Interational Society for the Protection of Burros and Mustangs, National Wildlife Federation,...