Category Archives: Awe and Wonder

Angels

In a recent “Listen Well” offering, author, playwright and essayist Margaret Dulaney referenced the Irish mystic, Lorna Byrne.  Unfamiliar with Lorna Byrne, I did some research which quickly grabbed my attention.  I purchased her first book Angels in My Hair … Continue reading

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Empty Tomb

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Mystical Suffering

Of the many ways I could describe the events of this day those thousands of years ago, I choose to call it mystical suffering.  I do not believe we were created to suffer, but bad choices made by good men … Continue reading

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Foot Washing

In his Gospel, the evangelist John describes a poignant scene as Jesus celebrates his final Passover meal. Jesus… got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself.  Then he poured water into a … Continue reading

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Consecration of the Seed

While I know of no practical reason to change my clock, I made the obligatory ‘spring forward’ when I retired last night. I slept until 6AM, an hour later than I would normally awake, and was greeted with a light … Continue reading

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Jungian Parenting

I claim to know squat diddly – or is it diddly squat? – about Jungian psychology much less analysis. With that humble acknowledgement, I wish to share several quotes from a book written by  Jungian analyst James Hollis, PhD in … Continue reading

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The Charm of Lasting Life

As 2017 came to a close, three good friends continued their journeys beyond what many call ‘life.’  I think of them often.  None made the transition an instant too soon nor a moment to late.  Each passed on at his … Continue reading

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Sphinx

I was 7-years old when my family dressed up and we went to the Capital Theater on North Street to view Cecil B. DeMille’s spectacular new film “The Ten Commandments.”  I suppose I’ve seen it no fewer than 20 times … Continue reading

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Mitakuye Oyasin

I first encountered the Lakota phrase ‘Mitakuye Oyasin’ as I planned for a vision quest in the summer of 2012. In preparation, I used Sister Marie Therese Archambault’s A Retreat with Black Elk, Living in the Sacred Hoop as my … Continue reading

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A Sacred Band of Angels

It is a good time to pray as one finishes the day and prepares for bed.  I gain great comfort when I acknowledge that angels surround me throughout the night.  They watch over me, and if I die, they are … Continue reading

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