Beliefnet
The God Spot
01/23/2001
  • Ecstasy or Pathology?Mirka Knaster discusses the novel, "Lying Awake," about a nun torn between medical treatment and mystical experience.
  • "Lying Awake:" An excerpt.
  • A mini-review of the novel.
  • Climbing Mountains
    A Beliefnet interview with author Mark Salzman

    Black Humor
    Cancer isn't funny, but sometimes all you can do is laugh.
    by Katherine Russell Rich
    06/12/2000

    Acupuncture May Help Cocaine Addicts
    Alternative therapies are being combined with Western treatments for fighting addictions with positive results.
    Associated Press
    08/14/2000

    Needle Exchange:
    Acupuncture plus counseling equals effective treatment for cocaine and heroin addiction.

    Don't Worry, Be Angry
    Perhaps healing comes not from positive thinking, but from honest feelings.
    by Carol Orsborn
    06/02/00

    Feeding the Soul
    One woman's recovery from an eating disorder through prayer and meditation.
    by Margaret Bullitt-Jonas
    06/02/00

    Make-Your-Own-Imagery
    Developing powerful metaphors for cancer treatment.
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    06/02/00

    Helping Kids With the Scary Truth
    Preparing children to visit a parent in intensive care.
    by Kathleen McCue & Ron Bonn05/19/00

    A Mother's Witness
    "After my daugher's accident, my greatest fear was not that she would die, but that in our need we would be abandoned..."
    by Marilyn Martone
    05/12/00

    Can You Make Peace With Death, and Still Fight for Life?
    Exploring the delicate balance between accepting the possibility of death, and still holding fast to life.
    by Carol Orsborn
    05/12/00

    Face up to Your Anger
    Surprising advice from a Zen master on coping with chronic pain.
    by Darlene Cohen
    05/05/00

    Growing Old
    Re-thinking our reaction to memory loss in old age.
    by Ram Dass
    05/05/00

    Stroked by a Guru
    An interview with Ram Dass
    by David Jay Brown
    05/05/00

    Why Ram Dass is Still Here
    How one man's spiritual journey turned on and sustained a generation.
    by Mark Matousek
    05/05/00

    A Buddhist Drunk
    An excerpt from "Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness, and Ordinary Recovery."
    by William Alexander
    04/28/00

    Controlling Anxiety So It Doesn't Control You
    Coping tips to keep fear from interfering with your life.
    from Efit.com
    04/28/00

    Learning to Pray
    "I came to prayer the way I came to sobriety--kicking and screaming."
    by Thomas Lynch
    04/28/00

    Biting the Apple
    Meditations on a first drink.
    by Therese Borchard
    04/28/00

    Mourning What Is Lost
    A survivor of heart attack and cancer writes of how illness alters life forever.
    by Arthur Frank
    04/21/00

    Rituals for the Dying
    The Catholic sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
    by Mary Gordon
    04/14/00

    Lucky Charms?
    Is it counter-productive to focus on externals--icons, get well cards, prayer beads--during cancer treatments?
    by Belleruth Naperstek
    04/14/00

    Facing the End: Living with Dying
    How to cope with one of life's hardest challenges--a terminal diagnosis.
    by Kathleen Dowling Singh
    04/11/00

    Welcoming the Unwanted Guest
    Sufi wisdom on dealing with illness.
    by Susan Kuner
    04/06/00

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