Writing as a Sacred Path

"A guide to approaching creative writing as a sacred art, including writing exercises, prompts, and strategies inspired by diverse spiritual traditions and practices"--Provided by publisher.

Author: Jill Jepson

Publisher: Random House LLC

ISBN: 9781587613258

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"A guide to approaching creative writing as a sacred art, including writing exercises, prompts, and strategies inspired by diverse spiritual traditions and practices"--Provided by publisher.

Writing the Sacred Journey

Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.

Author: Elizabeth J Andrew

Publisher: Skinner House Books

ISBN: 1558964703

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred within their own life stories. Elizabeth Andrew, an experienced writing instructor and spiritual director, gently guides readers through the spiritual writing process from concept to finished manuscript. She identifies some of the initial hurdles writers face in describing the interior, spiritual life and offers practical tips about how to overcome them. Writing the Sacred Journey also explores themes that commonly appear in spiritual memoir, as well as the all-important issue of writing as craft. Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.

Writing The Sacred Journey

the Sacred Journey is the most useful writing manual - of any kind — I have read in the last few years ' explosion of books about writing . Andrew has ...

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Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558965769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred within their own life stories. Elizabeth Andrew, an experienced writing instructor and spiritual director, gently guides readers through the spiritual writing process from concept to finished manuscript. She identifies some of the initial hurdles writers face in describing the interior, spiritual life and offers practical tips about how to overcome them. Writing the Sacred Journey also explores themes that commonly appear in spiritual memoir, as well as the all-important issue of writing as craft. Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.

Writing the Sacred

In this unique book, Ray McGinnis offers us a new, deeper, and more meaningful way to explore and understand the Psalms.

Author: Ray McGinnis

Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781896836737

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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In this unique book, Ray McGinnis offers us a new, deeper, and more meaningful way to explore and understand the Psalms. Vividly connecting us with the original psalm writers, McGinnis discusses the intent and meaning of the historical psalms, and then sets us on a path to creating our own sacred poetry. Explaining the various literary devices used, and the intention behind the various types of psalms, McGinnis leads us through sensory and poetic exercises designed to transform the reader into an inspired modern day psalmist

The Sacred Path Companion

... a Sacred Path, I frequently reached an impasse on how to organize my thoughts ... Though I felt little resolve during the walk, the next writing session ...

Author: Lauren Artress

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218044

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Full of exercises, suggestions, questionnaires, assignments, and meditations for getting the most out of the Labyrinth experience, The Sacred Path Companion is the indispensable guide for anyone searching for a spiritual journey that will inspire, educate, and engage. Created by one of the guiding forces of the Labyrinth movement and the author of Walking a Sacred Path, this comprehensive and interactive workbook includes: - The art of Labyrinth walking - The nine lessons of the Labyrinth - Four guidelines to gauge spiritual growth - Specific uses for healing and transformation through the Labyrinth - Forgiveness and reconciliation - The six purposes of ritual - Developing visions for the Labyrinth movement

Ghosts Ghoumas

You know that you are in for a wild ride when you realise the author of this book once sold her home, got rid of everything she owned and headed out into the desert with her partner, travelling in a hand built wagon pulled by eight camels ...

Author: Kye Crow

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1517240743

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You know that you are in for a wild ride when you realise the author of this book once sold her home, got rid of everything she owned and headed out into the desert with her partner, travelling in a hand built wagon pulled by eight camels with over fifty rescued animals coming too and more joining them along the way! They had no idea where they were going. They only knew Spirit would guide them to the perfect place to create a sanctuary. Three years later and over 2,000 kilometers travelled, it did. Kye was writing the book about this epic adventure when someone asked her "What led you to make such a journey of trust?" It was then that she realised she had another book to write first. Book One in the series "Treasures of my Sacred Path" is Ghosts & Ghoumas" Here an excerpt of a review from Living Now magazine Kye is a natural storyteller, an engaging raconteur who recounts her stories with wit, warmth and enthusiasm. And there are so many stories. The first chapter is called "Let the Current Take You," as she casts off her misery and asks Spirit to show her the way to happiness, unaware of the adventures it would bring. The book is a page-turner as we read about the events of her remarkable life: the time her house burnt down and they escaped with nothing but the clothes on their backs, the visits from "Rainbow Man," an eight foot tall being who would come to visit Kye, and long-dead old women who offer warnings about imminent danger. Her writing style is down to earth and colourful, and there are moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity. It's easy to imagine yourself sharing a cup of hot chai as you swap stories in the morning sunshine. Ghosts and Ghoumas is no ordinary journey: part memoir, part travelogue and part spiritual quest, this magical story crosses several continents. While the author has travelled far and wide, ironically, the book ultimately ends where it all began: "I am the source. I AM LOVE"

The Sacred Path Beyond Trauma

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS That might weit have taken on ik had recognized the struggle The process of writing this first book has been long and arduous , one that I ...

Author: Ellen B. Macfarland

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437250

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Through the use of mythology, stories, and her personal history, Macfarland shows that healing trauma is indeed possible by using the rich resources available in nature. The book explores major symbols of healing that can provide an impetus for personal transformation.

Writing The Sacred Art

Writing from the Inner Self. New York: HarperCollins, 1991. Jepson, Jill. Writing as a Sacred Path. Berkeley, Calif.: Celestial Arts, 2008.

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594733727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 155

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Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something transformative. "Writing as spiritual practice has nothing to do with readers per se. You aren't writing to be read; you are writing to be freed. Writing as spiritual practice is conspiratorial rather than inspirational. It conspires to strip away everything you use to maintain the illusion of certainty, security and self-identity. Where spiritual writing seeks to bind you all the more tightly to the self you imagine yourself to be, writing as spiritual practice intends to free you from it." --from Rami's Preface This isn't about how to write spiritual books. It isn't about the romance of writing. It doesn't cover the ins and outs of publishing and building a brand. Instead, this fresh and unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice approaches writing as a way to turn the spiral of body, heart, mind, soul and spirit that leads to spiritual awakening. Lead by renowned spirituality teacher Rami Shapiro and award-winning writer and writing coach Aaron Shapiro--and featuring over fifty unique, practical exercises--it takes you beyond assigning inspirational words to the page. It shows you how to use your writing to unlock the joy of life and the infinite perspectives and possibilities that living provides.

The Sacred Path

He vowed that he would write a single volume that contained all of the knowledge in the world ... and he would do it in one day. The superiors were amused ...

Author: Rick Cassian

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449728391

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Changing history is serious business, but saving history just might prove to be the most dangerous work of all! America is ripe for a new leader—one who represents the will of the people. Crispin Locke, a vile and feared man, is elected America’s first ever Supreme Leader. Locke wins the adoration of the country with his “Three Self” propaganda, which enforces peace, unity, and tolerance. But in order for his message to keep its strength, Locke must remove any evidence of Christianity found within the symbols of America and restrict religious speech in houses of worship. In this new perilous world, Father John Baxter is about to take a stand. Motivated by the historic documents given to him by his grandfather, the priest will take to the pulpit of his government-regulated church for one final sermon. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, and he soon finds himself on a journey that he could never have imagined. Is it fate or is it God’s providence? Whatever it is, Father John Baxter’s path will ultimately lead him to that last place on earth he ever wanted to be—Washington, DC!

Walking a Sacred Path

Instead of writing about her feelings, she had a strong need to move away from them. She walked the labyrinth again, but she left dissatisfied with her ...

Author: Lauren Artress

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101218532

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Lauren Artress reintroduces the ancient labyrinth, a walking meditation that trancends the limits of still meditation, and shows us the possibilities it brings for renewal and change. 'Walking the Labyrinth' has reemerged today as a metaphor for the spiritual journey and a powerful tool for transformation. This walking meditation is an archetype, a mystical ritual found in all religious traditions. It quiets the mind and opens the soul. Walking a Sacred Path explores the historical origins of this divine imprint and shares the discoveries of modern day seekers. It shows us the potential of the Labyrinth to inspire change and renewal, and serves as a guide to help us develop the higher level of human awareness we need to survive in the twenty-first century.

The Sacred Path of the Therapist Modern Healing Ancient Wisdom and Client Transformation

Are the whispers of your soul beginning to come through your writing? Can you sense the words in your head as they are written on the paper?

Author: Irene R. Siegel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393712421

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Integrating Western psychological understanding with ancient Eastern and wisdom traditions, Siegel addresses how spiritual resonance is achieved within the psychotherapeutic process in The Sacred Path of the Therapist. Readers will learn how mindfulness practices and attunement can help them move clients toward recovery and beyond, allowing full potential to emerge within a shared coherent field of awakening consciousness. Topics include translating transpersonal theory into practice, understanding the human energy field, and the integration of psychotherapy and spiritual initiation. Drawing from her unique experiences working with master shamans as well as practicing as a psychotherapist, Irene Siegel discusses the evolving role of the therapist as both therapist and healer. Shamans are ancestral teachers, guides to nonordinary realms of consciousness and a divine cosmic whole within silent sacred spaces. Using lessons from native shamanic tradition and the evolving field of transpersonal psychology, both healer and client will learn to access the innate inner wisdom and healing potential within themselves through guided meditation exercises within moment-by-moment sacred space. The expanding content and context of therapy blends the two worlds: the clinical world and the world of the shaman.

The Sacred Path of Tears

Because I was so prolific with my writing, he began to give me a blank journal every time there was an opportunity for a gift, like Christmas or my birthday ...

Author: M.B. Tosi

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449721671

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

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The Sacred Path of Tears is a journal written by a young Cheyenne Indian woman, nicknamed Mokee, during the Indian Wars in Kansas in the late 1860s. After Mokee and her companion observe the Sand Creek Massacre, they warn the other Indian camps along the Smoky Hill River. They take cover in a barn near Salina, Kansas, where they are discovered by a widow and her two sons. Mokee’s companion leaves to join the fight against the white soldiers but hating war, Mokee, with her lighter coloring, gains a safe haven with the widow’s family. She finds a mentor in the well-educated widow and embraces the opportunity to read and write English. As her life unfolds, Mokee is torn between two worlds at war and the two men she loves, one a white settler and the other her companion, who has become a Cheyenne Dog Soldier. Though war is her constant shadow, Mokee tries to find the purpose for her life and a path of peace in her war-torn world. “M.B. Tosi mixes history and fiction with believable characters and the result is a fascinating, enjoyable, and inspiring story.” - Jim Langford, author of The Spirit of Notre Dame

Sacred Path of Reiki

I distinctly thank Naomi Doumbia for all of her encouragement to write this ... OM AH HUNG Introduction Sacred Path of Reiki: Healing as a Spiritual Discipline.

Author: Katalin Koda

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738714455

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 265

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Sacred Path of Reikicombines traditional Reiki techniques with chakra healing, the magical arts, and the author’s own spiritual and clairvoyant experiences. The result of this unique mix of visionary work and focused discipline is an amazing new way to practice Reiki, a holistic spiritual approach Katalin Koda calls the Reiki Warrior path, detailed in the unique Reiki book Sacred Path of Reiki. The way of the warrior has long been used by indigenous cultures to cultivate discipline and responsibility. By fusing this age-old tradition with a modern healing art and the story of her own journey, Koda offers a powerful, one-of-a-kind approach to help Reiki practitioners come into their own as skilled, compassionate, and well-balanced healers. This unique book on Reiki presents sound theories and original practices that demonstrate how to develop Reiki into an integrated healing system and transcendent spiritual path. Sacred Path of Reiki will appeal to both Reiki students and teachers.

Healing as a Sacred Path

L. Robert Keck, author of the highly acclaimed Sacred Quest tells his remarkable story of a life of pain and determination.

Author: L. Robert Keck

Publisher: Chrysalis Books

ISBN: 0877853894

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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L. Robert Keck, author of the highly acclaimed Sacred Quest tells his remarkable story of a life of pain and determination. A survivor of polio, of a broken back, and of chronic, crippling, and progressive pain from post-polio syndrome, Keck details his lifelong battle to be a whole human being: a man of mind, body, and spirit. At the heart of his story lies the recognition that spirituality---the discovery of our true "soul self"---is the most important ingredient in health promotion, disease prevention, and healing from physical and emotional trauma.

The Sacred Path of the Soulmate

Rebecca is from a working-class background; an aspiring writer, she wants to use words to change the world. After initially failing in her writing career, ...

Author: Gerald Sze

Publisher: LifeTree Media

ISBN: 9781928055273

Category: Family & Relationships

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Romantic relationships can bring both great joy and deep anguish. At any moment, millions of men and women are seeking relationships, while millions more are ending them. Why are we so fervently drawn to romantic relationships if it’s so hard to find lasting fulfillment in them? The answer, according to existential spiritual philosopher Gerald Sze, is that we misunderstand the spiritual purpose of True Romantic Love, and so we create far less satisfying experiences in our relationships than what’s possible. As Sze explains in The Sacred Path of the Soulmate: Embracing the Spiritual Purpose of True Romantic Love, romantic relationships are our primary vehicle for spiritual growth. We should not think of a soulmate, Sze says, as someone with whom we are supposed to experience nonstop bliss, but as a beloved mate with whom we reconnect again and again over many lifetimes to learn, grow and evolve spiritually. Only by understanding the spiritual purpose of True Romantic Love can we follow the sacred path of the soulmate toward enlightenment. The Sacred Path of the Soulmate draws on Buddhist principles and Western philosophy, while also incorporating Sze’s findings from more than a decade of interviews with ordinary women and men about their romantic relationships. Frank and often funny, the book uses well known scenes from popular Hollywood romance movies to illustrate its messages, bolstered by wide ranging philosophical inquiry. The Sacred Path of the Soulmate is not a how-to book, but a “why-to” book, inviting readers on a courageous journey of healing, growth and spiritual evolution through True Romantic Love. On this journey, readers will learn: The spiritual reason behind “love at first sight”; How True Romantic Love differs from “phantom romantic love”; Fresh insights that can transform the pain of heartbreak into humanistic growth and self-awareness; And how to transform limited, conditional relationships into True Romantic Love through humility, courage and compassion. The Sacred Path of the Soulmate will appeal to readers interested in the New Age and new thought movements, those who view spirituality beyond a religious framework, and those who wish to cultivate more meaning and opportunities for growth in their most intimate love relationships.

Reclaiming Your Sacred Path

... and Healing to Resume Your Spiritual Journey Jon Martin Anastasio ... work in any form whatsoever, without permission in writing from the publisher, ...

Author: Jon Martin Anastasio

Publisher: Turning Stone Press

ISBN: 9781618521095

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Reclaiming Your Sacred Path shares how to renew your autonomous relationship with Spirit using practical tools to define your heart-centered path, sustain your momentum, and build resilience along the way. Author Jon Anastasio leads the path-seeker to find their own way back to their unique connection with Spirit by using divination, manifestation, and various spiritual healing modalities to reconnect with a spiritual path. Whether your current path is not fulfilling, or you are stalled in your spiritual journey, Reclaiming Your Sacred Path will help you confirm your values, create a vision for your spiritual life, obtain spiritual guidance, and turn your vision into practical steps forward. Reclaiming Your Sacred Path is the first step in a journey to recovering the spiritual experience so many of us have lost to the daily grind of life; and its greatest value comes not just in the cornucopia of teachings Jon Anastasio shares, but in its power of rejuvenation that can be tapped into anytime you feel as though you are losing your way.

Walking the Sacred Path

Spend a couple of minutes writing your reflections in your prayer journal . CLOSING PRAYER As in previous exercises , we now end our time of reflection with ...

Author: Dan Schutte

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585957356

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Those familiar with the music of Dan Schutte are in for a great treat here. As in his music, he deals with themes of longing and desire for God, the hungers of the human heart, unfulfilled human hopes and dreams, and the profound happiness of finding ones home in God. The exercises here are loosely based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and the goal is the same for both: to draw readers into a personal, living, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Shambhala The Sacred Path of the Warrior

... over the Himalayas in 1959, Chögyam Trungpa was writing a spiritual account of the history of Shambhala, which unfortunately was lost on the journey.

Author: Chogyam Trungpa

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834821206

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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There is a basic human wisdom that can help solve the world’s problems. It doesn’t belong to any one culture or region or religious tradition—though it can be found in many of them throughout history. It’s what Chögyam Trungpa called the sacred path of the warrior. The sacred warrior conquers the world not through violence or aggression, but through gentleness, courage, and self-knowledge. The warrior discovers the basic goodness of human life and radiates that goodness out into the world for the peace and sanity of others. That’s what the Shambhala teachings are all about, and this is the book that has been presenting them to a wide and appreciative audience for more than twenty years.

Writing for Bliss

Writing as a sacred path: A practical guide to writing with passion and purpose. New York, NY: Ten Speed Press. Lepore, S. J., & Smyth, J. M. (2002).

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Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 9781615993239

Category: Self-Help

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ÿWriting for Blissÿis most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry,examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing,pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and,understand how published writers have been transformed by writing.Poet and memoirist Raab (Lust) credits her lifelong love of writing and its therapeutic effects with inspiring her to write this thoughtful and detailed primer that targets pretty much anyone interested in writing a memoir. Most compelling here is Raab?s willingness to share her intimate stories (e.g., the loss of a relative, ongoing struggles with cancer, a difficult relationship with her mother). Her revelations are encouraging to writers who feel they need ?permission to take... a voyage of self-discovery.? The book?s seven-step plan includes plenty of guidance, including on learning to ?read like a writer,? and on addressing readers as if ?seated across the table .? Raab covers big topics such as the ?art and power of storytelling? and small details such as choosing pens and notebooks that you enjoy using. She also helps readers with the important step of ?finding your form.? --PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY "Writing for Blissÿis about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey." --from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD "By listening to ourselves and being aware of what we are saying and feeling, the true story of our life's past experience is revealed. Diana Raab?s book gives us the insights by which we can achieve this through her life-coaching wisdom and our writing." --BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author ofÿThe Art of Healing "Only a talented writer who has fought hard to overcome life?s many obstacles could take her readers by the hand and lead them through the writing process with such enormous compassion, amazing insight, and kindness. Diana Raab is a powerful, wise, intelligent guide well worth our following." --JAMES BROWN, author ofÿThe Los Angeles DiariesÿandÿThe River "Writing for Blissÿis far more than a 'how-to manual'; it enlightens the creative process with wisdom and a delightful sense of adventure. Bravo to Bliss!" --LINDA GRAY SEXTON, author ofÿSearching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton "Uniquely blending inspiring insights with practical advice, Diana guides you on a path to discover the story that is truly inside you?and yearning to be told." --PATRICK SWEENEY, coauthor of the New York Times bestsellerÿSucceed on Your Own Terms DIANA RAAB, PhD, is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop facilitator, thought provoker, and survivor. She?s the author of eight books and over one thousand articles and poems. She lives in Southern California. Learn more at www.DianaRaab.com

Transformative Imagery

Hall, J. quoted by Jepson, J. (2008) Writing as a Sacred Path: A Practical Guide to Writing with Passion and Purpose. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts Press.

Author: Leslie Davenport

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784501754

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Guided imagery is a transformative practice for reducing stress, healing mind and body, and improving performance. This definitive collection brings together leading pioneers in the field of guided imagery to share its theory, practice and history. Readers are introduced to the extensive uses of imagery, from its medical application for pain relief, cancer care and other physical healing, through its significant contribution to mental health and depth psychology, to its application within the arts and as a vehicle for social change. An exploration of the place of imagery within spiritual and religious traditions includes a never before published guide to the internal alchemy of Daoist imagery. Transformative Imagery will enable professionals to tailor guided imagery to their individual practice, demonstrating how to use it with people of all ages, from chronic pain patients to athletes to combat veterans and for both mental and physical health.