Mystic to the Ears

The Spiritual Living philosophy, and those akin to it within the New Thought community and elsewhere, have long sought to redeem the term “mystic” from its association with the strange and supernatural. One of my dictionaries defines a mystic as one engaged in “occult rites and practices.” We might also reframe the term “occult.” Literally, [Read More…]

Thanks: Before and After

At first Karen’s project looked like just a large slab of wood, painted sky blue. Then as it got passed around the circle of students, you could make out sentences in découpage: affirmations of promise and possibility, and exclamations of gratitude. We had seen more unusual end-of-class displays in years past. A simple  bowl of [Read More…]