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In our day, most people seem to think of education as stuffing the mind with facts and training the body with skills. Brain and hands. The purpose is to prepare a person to find a good job and make a good living. But the result is that we have…

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Dec 19, 2015
Super Soul Sunday

In June of 2015 I Oprah Winfrey’s producers invited me to have a conversation with Oprah on camera about my book A Religion of One’s Own. They said that the themes of this book fit well with their plans for Oprah’s new program Super Soul Sunday. I had been…

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It’s just about one month before the publication of my new book A Religion of One’s Own. Now the marketing and publicity begin, important aspects of a writer’s life, where a book finds real completion by being seen, held, read and, the writer hopes, passed on to a friend…

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Sep 19, 2013
Astrologer of Clouds

They look at the night sky sometimes through glass, or maybe they have forgotten about the actual sky and instead read horoscopes and calculate birth charts. I am an astrologer of clouds noting the metaphors that float overhead on ordinary days offering messages about my internal reality and my…

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A number of years ago Marianne Williamson asked me to write a chapter on the future of religion for a book she was editing. I tried, but at that time I wasn’t ready to tackle the question. Now I am. I see the world heading for a completely secular…

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