For The Love Of Poetry And Sacred Texts with Willis Barnstone

November 1, 2023
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Free Listening, Interviews
Willis Barnstone is a poet, translator, biblical scholar, memoirist, anthologist, teacher, and painter. If we are to grasp his greatest contribution to culture over the course of his professional life, we can focus on his role first and foremost as a poet – a lover of words, both his own…

How Poetry Can Transform Our Lives with Jane Hirshfield

November 3, 2021
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Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield believes that poetry can play a transformative role in our lives. “What poems are doing is counterbalancing the mainstream tenor of our culture, which is to do, to be active, to be energetic and to prove one’s self… and one of the messages underlying all poems that move…

Igniting And Sustaining Your Genius with Michael Gelb, Ph.D.

July 22, 2020
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Michael Gelb
How can we keep that sparkle and lively energy that we enjoyed as a child? Gelb suggests it can be done by raising our qi or vital energy. He has some simple practices that can immediately turn our low energy into exuberance. He says, “Some people had that energy when they…

Healing Through Focused Journaling with Catherine Ann Jones

July 15, 2020
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Catherine Ann Jones
Jones gives practical advice as to how we can engage in deep inner work through focused journaling. She shares exercises that can act as powerful tools in reframing the pieces of our past and our life stories, so that suffering becomes meaningful and can boost our healing, empowerment, growth, and…

Reimagining A Religion That Feeds Your Soul with Thomas Moore, Ph.D.

July 8, 2020
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Thomas Moore
Church attendance continues to decline as many of us abandon the religious institutions of our youth. However, in today’s culture the search for the sacred has never been more active. Thomas Moore suggests that nature, art, and accessing the wealth of traditional spiritual wisdom can be of enormous help in…

The Business Of Stories Is Waking Up with Martin Shaw, Ph.D.

June 17, 2020
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Martin Shaw
Shaw is our guide in examining our broken relationship with the world. He shares this advice about deep listening. “If myth is the way that the earth thinks, I needed to listen deeply to forests and to rivers and mountains and to gullies and to open more land, to see the…

The Power Of Poetry In Uncertain Times with Jane Hirshfield

June 10, 2020
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Jane Hirshfield
In this time of global uncertainty good poems can soften the heart and help us face another day with curiosity, wonder and hope. A good poem gives us another lens with which to view the world and helps bring what is often unseen into view. It can be the observation…

Hawaii: Diving into Its History and Culture with Kaliko Beamer-Trapp

July 17, 2019
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Kaliko says when you learn a new language it changes you into a different person. He says of learning the Marquesan language: “It has its own personality. When I’m over there I’m like a different person. I might look the same on the outside but I feel that I express myself…

Poetry: The Unfolding Of What Is Hidden with Jane Hirshfield

January 16, 2019
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Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield points out that many people turn to poetry in times of great life transitions. She says, “You know when people fall in love, or when they lose love, or lose someone they loved, that is when they want a poem. When they get married, they want a poem. These great…

Self-Discovery Through Photography with David Ulrich

September 12, 2018
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David Ulrich
Here we explore the creative process as expressed in the art of photography. Photography can awaken our potential for expanded consciousness. It can help us become fully present, undivided, and liberated from the constraints of our mundane preoccupations. Photography appeals to many as one of the most important means of…

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