Author: <span class="vcard">Corin Girard</span>

Song of Creation

The drive to express ourselves, to create in the world, is an innate need like beauty, love, and the search for truth. It seems almost biological, like the need for food and water. In the Nazi concentration camps of World War II, deprived of nearly every- thing, many prisoners composed songs, wrote poetry, and even…

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Denise Boston

Denise Boston, Ph.D., RDT, Associate Professor in the MA Expressive Arts Therapy Program at California Institute of Integral Studies. Her programmatic and research interests are in the areas of community-based initiatives and expressive arts intervention. As an Expressive Arts consultant, Denise has implemented multimodal arts programs with diverse populations, particularly African American children, adolescents and…

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Tobin Hart

Tobin Hart, Ph.D. is a father, partner, teacher, psychologist, and author. He serves as Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia. He is co-founder of The ChildSpirit Institute, a nonprofit educational and research hub devoted to understanding and nurturing the inner life of children and adults. His work explores consciousness at the nexus…

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Adrian Butash

Adrian Butash is the author of Bless this Food: Ancient & Contemporary Graces from Around the World (New World Library, 2013). He studied history and culture of the world at Fordham University. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Butash

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Robert Karp

Robert Karp is a writer, thinker and social entrepreneur informed by the social, economic and spiritual insights of Rudolf Steiner. Robert is the Executive Director of the Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association and is the founder of New Spirit Farmland Partnerships, which helps organic farmers gain access to farmland by facilitating partnerships with social investors. Robert’s…

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An Exclusive Seven Pillars Interview with Robin Becker

Recently, Seven Pillars’ Laurie Lane-Zucker and Corin Girard sat down with dancer and choreographer Robin Becker to discuss her original production, “Into Sunlight.” In the interview, Robin spoke of what inspired her to create this poignant work, the “chaos theory” behind her artistic process, the company’s upcoming New York City performances and the creation of…

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From Battlefield to Stage

When I read They Marched Into Sunlight, David Maraniss’ powerful book on the Vietnam War, I immediately responded to the timelessness and universality of the themes and events he documented. I was deeply moved by the integrity, honor and commitment of both those who fought the war, and those who fought against it. I embarked…

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Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth Book Trailer

Click here to read Winona LaDuke’s contribution to Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth, “In the Time of the Sacred Places,” a passionate invocation of the spiritual “presence” within, and ongoing imperialistic threat to, sacred places. A new anthology by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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A Maker of Things

In 2006 I quit my career job, left New York City, and headed to rural New Mexico to discover a life less reliant on money. I wanted to become a maker of things instead of a buyer of things. As in most escapades, I advanced step-by-step. Curiously I lifted veil after veil, allowing myself to…

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Heartfelt Dialogue

The mystery of heartfelt dialogue, of truly heart-centered conversation, is discovered in the inflow of presence and in a willingness to uncover the desires of the heart, as inspired by an atmosphere of loving concern. As a process of discovery, such dialogue is energized by patience and receptivity to what arises spontaneously and genuinely from…

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