Post #2, “Other Voices” In 1982, while putting together an issue of “Communities” about spiritual change, my travels took me to Eugene, Oregon. I was invited to appear on a radio show on the subject. Afterwards, the host, sharing her own dilemma, told me this story: “For years, I had an interior voice. We would… Read More
Persephone’s Quest: BLOG POST #1 For this first Blog, I turn to a story that begins like this: Queen Hera has convened a noisy and contentious cohort of Goddesses on Mount Olympus. Hera: “Girls, ladies, simmer down.” As they settle, she continues, “On the occasion of the vernal equinox, as we enter… Read More
by Paul Freundlich “Marco Polo during his travels to the Orient…recounts a story he heard, of the “Old Man of the Mountain” who would drug his young followers with hashish. After being drugged, the devotees were said to be taken to a paradise-like garden filled with attractive young maidens. Here, they were told that they were… Read More
From the early days of the Peace Corps, by turns playful and passionate, a lyrical montage of images set to music of the world the Volunteers worked in and the people with whom they worked.