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Guidance, by Susan McCaslin

Guidance, by Susan McCaslin

Susan McCaslinMay 28, 201818 min read

Photo by Heidi Sandstrom (@bravelyventure) “I’m guided by a signal in the heavens.” (from Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take Manhattan”) Early Guides The etymology of the…

Zen Moments, by Pamela Travers

Zen Moments, by Pamela Travers

Pamela TraversJul 22, 20153 min read

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), Tea house at Koishikawa. The morning after a snowfall We sit on our heels on the tatami, the Japanese woman and myself, telling…

On Unknowing, by Pamela Travers

On Unknowing, by Pamela Travers

Pamela TraversSep 22, 20156 min read

Travers in the role of Titania in a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, c. 1924 (Wikipedia) It is not ignorance. Rather, one could say, a particular…

The Inner Forms the Outer

Lee van LaerAug 20, 20154 min read

Photograph by Lee van Laer Human  beings are peculiar creatures. We can think; and it sets us apart from other creatures, who can think some (consider…

A Parabola Bestiary: Tadpole, by Janwillem van de Wetering

A Parabola Bestiary: Tadpole, by Janwillem van de Wetering

Janwillem van de WeteringAug 23, 20185 min read

Bestiaries were traditionally works of observation and natural history. Ancient and widespread, their way of observing allowed room for elements of theology, symbolism, and moralizing that strike our modern ear…





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