Journeys and Awakenings is a curated collection of thoughtful stories by living luminaries including David Spangler, Pir Zia Inayat Khan, Winona LaDuke, Jane Goodall, Llevellyn Vaughan-Lee, Robin Becker, William Irwin Thompson, Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Adam Bucko, Charles Eisensten, Satish Kumar, Sister Joan Kirby, Yuval Ron, Christopher Bamford, Lee Irwin, William Chittick, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and others.
Spanning a wide swath of disciplines and cultures, what ties them together is their deep appreciation for the universal kinship at the heart of all spiritual and religious traditions. Each essay lights a path to a different place of wonder within us. Whether it is an astrophysicist asking if the universe has an inner life or a spiritual activist working with runaway teens at a New York City bus station, this is a book which feeds our highest aims. In turn, these perspectives, stories and accounts of an artist, a philosopher, a teacher, an entrepreneur, a paleontologist, a choreographer, an ecologist, an atheist, a spiritual guide, a social worker, and others – make this book a vital companion as we engage the world before us.
Are you striving to create a better, more compassionate world? This unique anthology is practical, creative, inspiring and hopeful. Its chapters span a wide swath of disciplines and cultures, including explorations of our connection to the universe and those in need, perceptions of beauty, ecology, children, life on the streets, sacred places, indigenous people, the arts, music and dance. Each chapter asks questions about what it takes to be a caring, engaged, and effective human being in the world today.
Journeys and Awakenings was edited by Robert Peretz Corman, Devon Shahana Beckett, Darakshan Farber and Thea Halima Levkovitz, trustees of Seven Pillars House of Wisdom, and published by Sacred Spirit Books, an imprint of Monkfish Book Publishing Company.