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Cobalt Blue: A Novel

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Beautiful, Mortal: Bodies on the Ganges

January 14, 2015
(A moment that shook me on my first day in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, researching my novel Sister India. From “Fire and Holy Water,” an account recently awarded honorable mention in the Soul Making Keats Literary Competition. [Keats wrote that life was not a vale of tears but “a place of soul making.”] […] Read More

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Energy of Spiritual Awakening

January 6, 2015
The mysterious energy that drives both the spiritual awakening and the sexual uproar in my novel Cobalt Blue — called kundalini– has stirred some readers to ask questions. Today on the blog Kundalini Consortium I do the best I can to answer those questions — on how I came to write such a story. I’m […] Read More

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Sensuality, Sex and Spirituality Pictures: Part 2

December 29, 2014
Another batch of images from my recent west Mediterranean exploration. All of these evoke for me the intertwining of sex and spirituality. Neptune, Florence Merman in Vigo, Spain Kundalini? Sagrada Familia cathedral, Barcelona A Bible college, Vigo, Spain Michelangelo’s David, Florence Interior, Sagrada Familia, Barcelona (First time-commenters on this new site receive a free download […] Read More

Sensuality, Sex and Spirituality: Pictures

December 22, 2014
Just got off the ship after two weeks of exploring the western Mediterranean, shooting pictures around the theme of twined sex and spirituality. The images weren’t hard to find; France, Spain, Italy are certainly a fertile field. See what you think. Some may seem more clearly evocative than others. Outer Wall of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia […] Read More

Sugarplums on Sex and Spiritual Holidays

December 1, 2014
On Huffington Post today, my semi-serious thoughts on sex and spiritual holidays and how to spice up the season! Please have a look and say what you think! Read More

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Part 4: Spiritual Hunger

November 14, 2014
The final excerpt of a spiritual account in a letter from a friend who gave permission but prefers that her name not be used. I find her story very stirring and real and a terrific demonstration of how the spiritual experience can be astonishingly entwined with the physical. She notes that she uses the masculine […] Read More

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Part 3: Prayer from the Floor

November 13, 2014
This is the third excerpt of a spiritual account in a letter from a friend who gave permission but prefers that her name not be used. I find her story very stirring and real and a terrific demonstration of how the spiritual experience can be astonishingly entwined with the physical. She notes that she uses […] Read More

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Part 2: Ecstatic Spiritual Experience

November 12, 2014
This is the second excerpt of a spiritual account in a letter from a friend who gave permission but prefers that her name not be used. I find her story very stirring and real and a terrific demonstration of how the spiritual experience can be astonishingly entwined with the physical. She notes that she uses […] Read More

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Ecstatic Spiritual Experience: A Friend’s Story

November 11, 2014
Part One…excerpt from a spiritual account from a friend who gave permission but prefers that her name not be used. I find her story very stirring and real and a terrific demonstration of how the spiritual experience can be astonishingly entwined with the physical. (She notes that she uses the masculine pronoun for God out […] Read More

Fantasy, Visionary or Spiritual Fiction?

November 5, 2014
(First published at Visionary Fiction Alliance) Last week, as guest speaker at a book club in Holly Springs, North Carolina, I talked my way to a new understanding of what kind of novel I’m in the midst of writing. My two-thirds-written story is one that many readers would consider a fantasy, because a couple of […] Read More


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