New Life for Old Interviews

From 1997 to 2001 I was a buyer for the New Leaf Company, a wholesaler of Mind/Body/Spirit books, music, and gift merchandise. New Leaf publishes a trade magazine/catalog called New Leaves, which would feature book excerpts, interviews, and industry news. During my tenure at New Leaf I conducted a number of interviews for the magazine; I’ve just posted three of my favorites to this website. Follow the links and enjoy.

  • Where No One or Nothing is Excluded — I interviewed Irish poet and visionary John O’Donohue for the July 1999 issue of New Leaves. Reading it today, it’s eerie how he all but predicted the horrors of 9/11 and beyond.
  • Return of an Angel — One of my favorite bands from my teen years is Renaissance, a melodic, classically-influenced progressive rock band whose music and lyrics were unabashed mystical. So it was truly a treat for me to conduct this interview with Annie Haslam, the lead vocalist of Renaissance, in which we discuss her solo career as well as her spirituality.

Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives
Mysticism and the Divine Feminine: An Interview with Mirabai Starr
Pentecost and Ecstasy
What Has Not Yet Been Revealed
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.