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Websites to Visit, Blogs to Read

posted by acunningham

Here are some blogs and websites I like. It’s not a complete list. But it’s a start. The first is called New Moon Journal and it is written by Michele Bailey-Lessirard, a life coach, collage artist, and “shamanic astrologer.” On […]

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Damanhur: Heaven on Earth?

posted by acunningham

Do you know about Damanhur? It’s a 1,000-resident intentional community and eco-village in the mountains of Italy that’s currently attracting the interest of American spiritual seekers. In 2004, the United Nations acknowledged Damanhur as a model for sustainable society. Children […]

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Chattering Mind Evaporates Next Monday, July 30

posted by acunningham

Dearest readers: After meeting with Beliefnet.com editors last Friday to talk it through, I’ve decided to stop writing Chattering Mind a week from today. While I’m nervous about this idea of mine and sad about the loss of my ability […]

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Make Time for Creativity

posted by acunningham

Inspirational teacher and artist Jan Phillips recently posted this sweet video on YouTube.com. It’s all about the spiritual power of art. Watch the whole thing if you’ve been struggling to find time for your creative work. Learn more about Phillips, […]

What’s Sacred About Self-Centeredness?

posted by acunningham

Okay, I know. On the surface of it, “sacred self-centeredness” sounds insane. I hear the voices saying “What on earth is sacred about being self-centered?” How well we know those voices. But women taxed by career, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, […]

Historic Past Lives of the Famous

posted by acunningham

Here’s the interesting (to some, most amusing) website of a man who feels that the founding fathers and other historic figures have been reincarnated into the bodies of today’s public figures. He uses photographs and old paintings to reveal that […]

Hippie Communes Have Evolved, and You May Like Them

posted by acunningham

The hippie 1960’s dream of communal living has been deflated by its own bad press. Its old lefty tires were punctured by reports of power-hungry leadership, sickening free sex, and manipulative, “spiritual” screwed-upness. But communal living, known as “intentional community” […]

Consume with a Conscience

posted by acunningham

World Shoppers Unite! Go to Better World Shopper’s website and look left to find a menu of consumer goods ranked by how kind their production and trade is for the planet. For instance, in the category of shoes, Better World […]

NYC Shootings Near My Door

posted by acunningham

I’m distressed by the news that two NYC police officers were shot Monday morning when they stopped to question the drivers of a stolen SUV. One officer was shot in the face and is fighting for life. His partner was […]

David Brooks Looks at Warped Girl Power

posted by acunningham

Oh good, David Brooks has been listening to top-40 radio hits with his kids too. He writes today about how perverse some hit songs are now and links Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” to Pink’s “U + Ur Hand,” and […]

Tools for Bug Liberation

posted by acunningham

Well, we were talking about pests and bugs last week. These mantra-adorned “bug catchers,” which appear to be nothing more than sweet little boxes that can serve as holding tanks for your bugs as you walk them to the door, […]

‘West Side Story’ Originally Concerned with Jewish/Catholic Tension

posted by acunningham

I took my children to see an excellent revival of “West Side Story” yesterday and was happy to behold that they gave the show a standing ovation (kids generally love standing ovations). I drove home singing songs from the world-famous […]

Why We Tamed the Wilderness

posted by acunningham

As I was walking our dog down a country road in Western Massachusetts this morning, I was thinking about how taming the wilderness is such a natural human impulse. I’ve been unsettled by the disease-carrying deer ticks our dog keeps […]

Should Harry Potter Die for Us?

posted by acunningham

Harry Potter fans anticipating the July 21st release of the last and seventh book in the series might enjoy (not quite the right word) this piece about whether or not the great boy wizard should sacrifice himself for the wellbeing […]

Do You Dream of the Dead?

posted by acunningham

Here’s a nice article about the significant dreams people have that feature cameo appearances of deceased parents, children, spouses, or friends. Have you ever experienced such a dream at night, where a dead person appears to help, comfort, or offer […]

It’s Firefly Season

posted by acunningham

The best summer fireworks are provided by fireflies, those bliss-conjuring, blinking beetles that fly (I hope) in the backyards of your neighborhood. I had an intense, spiritual experience communing with fireflies two years ago while on a silent retreat near […]

Oy, More on Soy

posted by acunningham

The July-August Utne Reader publishes four articles on soy, attacking the hot subject from different angles. Starhawk, aaugh, I don’t want to shake your faith or heavy soy habits, but, really, take another look. None of these articles make me […]

Inter-Dependence Day

posted by acunningham

Well, I’m sure your July 4th plans have shaped up by now. You’re going to wave the flag, praise our president, and feel proud as hell. Not. Or not exactly. I know you are a complete patriot though, marinated in […]

Clutter Clearing

posted by acunningham

One thing I love about living in my in-law’s country house every summer is that I’m separated from much of my stuff–my shoes, clothes, books, photos, mail, and all those magazines piling up. Possessions and clutter inhibit us all from […]

God at the Movies

posted by acunningham

Here’s a funny gallery of images showing how God has been portrayed in films and TV shows over the last several decades

Building Bridges for Indigo Children

posted by acunningham

If you have a sensitive child who has been diagnosed with ADHD or any other developmental delay, you may want to attend the upcoming “Building Bridges” conference, September 15-17, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The organizers emphasize what’s miraculous and amazing […]

It Takes a Village

posted by acunningham

Watch this culture war between a tribe of water buffaloes and six lions vying for a captured calf. Thanks to the mom blog SnipsSnailandPigtails for alerting me to this. Takes eight minutes to view.

Why Meditate?

posted by acunningham

Two readers–Barb and Anonymous Also–posted yesterday to say that they’re not completely “getting” the merits and methods of meditation. Thanks guys, for your honesty. Valid points. Great questions. I’ve gathered some links for you that will help. First, here’s Robert […]

Celebrating the Radical Middle

posted by acunningham

Here’s a blog you might resonate with: it’s Mark Satin’s streaming thoughts on the need for a “radical middle.” Very integral. Here’s his list of the best “radical middle” magazines out there: American Enterprise, The Washington Monthly, Futurist, Atlantic, Blueprint, […]

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Eighteen years ago, I wrote an article for a magazine that got me called in for a taped interview with a Fox TV morning news anchor. Being an effective communicator and a skillful public speaker was a dream of mine at the time. And still ...

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Websites to Visit, Blogs to Read
Here are some blogs and websites I like. It's not a complete list. But it's a start. The first is called New Moon Journal and it is written by Michele Bailey-Lessirard, a life coach, collage artist, and "shamanic astrologer." On the opening page ...

posted 1:24:03pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

Still Posted at My Desk
"Take off from here. And don't be so earnest, let others wear the sackcloth and the ashes. Let go, let fly, forget. You've listened long enough. Now strike your note." From "Station Island," by Seamus Heaney ...

posted 1:13:33pm Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

And Finally, This:
Place your burden at the feet of the Lord of the Universe who accomplishes everything. Remain all the time steadfast in the heart, in the Transcendental Absolute. God knows the past, present and future. He will determine the future for you and ...

posted 11:30:38am Jul. 27, 2007 | read full post »

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