Writing as a Sacred Path

In this inspiring guide, writing teacher and anthropologist Jepson draws on her worldwide travels and studies of spiritual traditions to present a refreshing approach to the art of writing.

Author: Jill Jepson

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9781587613258

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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A supportive guide to approaching writing as a sacred art and to discovering spirituality through the process of writing. In this inspiring guide, writing teacher and anthropologist Jepson draws on her worldwide travels and studies of spiritual traditions to present a refreshing approach to the art of writing. Through rituals, exercises, dream analysis, and more, writers will find fresh techniques for honing their skills, overcoming creative blocks, and finding their authentic voices, while writing bravely, honestly, and with true vision.

Writing The Sacred Journey

As one who regularly teaches courses in spiritual autobiography , Writing 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 .


Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558965769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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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.

The Sacred Path Companion

... a Sacred Path, I frequently reached an impasse on how to organize my thoughts. I would walk the labyrinth, reviewing in my mind specific points I wanted to make. 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

Walking a Sacred Path

Walking the labyrinth is an exercise, a place to experience that we all walk the path together. ... When I was writing Walking a Sacred Path in 1995 what was most moving to me in this process was when I talked about the vision.

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 Beyond Trauma

Through Jungian analysis I have been able to forgive my abusers and find my sacred path . I will be eternally grateful to this wise and soulful man . While learning to write I had several mentors who helped me put my thoughts onto paper ...

Author: Ellen Macfarland, Ph.D.

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437250

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

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One of Graham Greene’s characters famously said, “I suffer, therefore I am,” suggesting that pain is an inescapable, and perhaps incurable, part of the human condition. But must this be so? Ellen Macfarland argues otherwise in The Sacred Beyond Trauma. Through the use of mythology, stories from film and fiction, real-life examples, and her personal history, Macfarland shows that healing trauma is indeed possible, using rich resources near at hand, in nature. The book explores major symbols of healing nature that can provide an impetus for personal transformation. One of the case studies profiles Monty Roberts, a well-known horse trainer who overcame significant childhood abuse by working with horses and eventually fostering some forty children alongside his own biological family. The key, says Macfarland, is using these and other natural symbols such as yin yang to balance the tension between trauma and numinosity (sacredness, transcendence), resulting in the creation of a new way of being in the world. Understanding this and the book’s other nature-based symbols can turn the distressed mind into a fertile field of spiritual awareness, empowerment, and lifelong growth.

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. Kramer, Kenneth Paul. Martin Buber's I and Thou: Practicing Living Dialogue.

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 9781594733727

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

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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.

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 at his offer and the arrogance of the monk, yet they allowed him an additional ...

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!

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. The top row of the bookshelf in the nursery was filled with my completed ...

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 book, her tireless editorial comments, our deep philosophical conversations and ... 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: 289

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This unique guidebook combines traditional Reiki techniques with chakra healing, the magical arts, and the author's own spiritual and clairvoyant experience. Reiki Master Katalin Koda has studied Tibetan Buddhism, practiced Kundalini yoga, and researched ancient Vedic knowledge of the human energy field in India. The result is a powerful new way to practice Reiki, a holistic spiritual approach that Koda calls the Reiki Warrior path. 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. Sacred Path of Reiki presents sound theories and original practices that demonstrate how to develop Reiki into an integrated healing system and transcendent spiritual path. It will appeal to both Reiki students and teachers.

Reclaiming Your Sacred Path

Using Divination, Manifestation and Healing to Resume Your Spiritual Journey Jon Martin Anastasio ... work in any form whatsoever, without permission in writing from the publisher, except for brief passages in connection with a review.

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.