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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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Festival of Lights: Physical Pleasure of Faith

October 25, 2014
The deliciously physical expression of religion, of faith in the spiritual, surely reaches its height in Hinduism. We are now in Day 3 of the 5-day Hindu holiday Diwali, the festival of lights — of joy and blazing light — the triumph of good over evil. (photos from Audio Compass) My experience of Hindu celebration […] Read More

Shamanism, Ecstatic Journeying, Sky-Walking

October 20, 2014
Some years ago I had the privilege of studying shamanism with my friend Kelley Harrell, author of the intriguing new book, Teen Spirit Guide to Modern Shamanism: A Beginner’s Map Charting an Ancient Path.   A shaman, I should probably explain, is someone who uses altered states of consciousness to interact with the spirit realms, often […] Read More

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How to Write A Sex Scene or a God Scene or…

October 17, 2014
The scenes that can feel daunting to the writer— the story’s climax, sex scenes, the tsunami, the big confrontation, the spiritual experience—are no harder than the others to write. We just need to keep a few things in mind throughout. I’m offering a workshop on the subject that will cover all you need to know. […] Read More

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The Sexy Spirituality of Tattoos

October 10, 2014
Spiritual tattoos are so hip I can only conclude that belief in a higher power is a lot sexier than it used to be. Once upon a time, a tattoo was a sign of an outlaw or an outlaw wannabe. And at the same time — in this country at least — outward signs of […] Read More


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