The Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart by Cynthia Bourgeault

I pray for wisdom. But most of the time I'm not sure what exactly my petition means to me. How will wisdom help? I used to think that wisdom was a way to make better choices, and perhaps it is, in a sense. However, I was being a bit deceitful in my wish for greater [...]

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

Every once in a while I would be relating some of the unique behavior of my daughter to an often bewildered interlocutor when suddenly he or she would ask, "Have you ever read, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks?" No. I would reply. You should, would come back as [...]

MY MOON SELF: a spiritual memoir through poetry by Philomena Moriarty

As I flipped through the pages of My Moon Self I glimpsed traces of my own spiritual journey, beginning with Catholicism and leading straight to Buddhism.  Although I decided to return to Catholicism, the author, Philomena Moriarty, clearly did not make any returns to one or the other, but rather works with poetry as a [...]

Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

I first heard of Edward Abbey when reading Belden Lane's, The Solace of Fierce Landscapes. When I did a quick google search I was interested in his reputation as a sort of fierce individual, who is is linked to an approach to environmentalism that is often visceral, but supported by intellect. I selected Desert Solitaire because [...]