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Journal

Sep 21, 2017
A Book On Aging

On October 10, 2017, St. Martin’s Press in the U.S. and Simon and Schuster in England will release my new book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Toward Meaning and Joy. Two days before the launch I will turn seventy-seven, and so I feel equipped to write about aging at…

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Jun 18, 2017
Father’s Day 2017

Until I was fifty I thought I would never have children. I felt like the eternal boy who was happy never to grow up. I cherished my freedom and had no muscle in me that wanted to settle down. Then I met my wife Joan Hanley, who became a…

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On February 28, 2017 I had a recorded conversation with Gwilda Wiyaka on the Science of Magic Radio Show. Gwilda has a long background in shamanic arts and, according to her website, wants to reconcile science and magic. I’m particularly interested in this because I wrote my dissertation on…

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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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