Dogen: The Lost Genius of Zen by Brad Warner

Brad Warner

I first heard of Dogen when I was about 19 or 20 years old. I am 53 now. So, I’ve been acquainted with Dogen for most of my life. Dogen was a Japanese Buddhist monk and writer who lived around 800 years ago, from the year 1200 to 1254. He was barely older than I am now when he died. When I first heard of Dogen, I assumed I was a latecomer. I figured that the people of Japan had read and studied Dogen’s philosophy for the past 800 years.…

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The Forgotten Art of Love – Q and A with Dr. Armin Zadeh

Armin A. Zadeh

Who better than a cardiologist to unpack the many dimensions of love, the emotion that has long been depicted as emanating from the heart? A comprehensive, multifaceted exploration into the nature of love is precisely what Dr. Armin A. Zadeh, who is both a cardiologist and a professor at Johns Hopkins University, offers in his new book entitled The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why It Matters. We hope you’ll enjoy this short interview with him about the book. # # # Why does a cardiologist write…

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Q and A with Author Scott Stabile about Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart

Scott Stabile

An Interview with author Scott Stabile about his book Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart Author and Facebook sensation Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Scott joined a cult that dominated his life for thirteen years. Through it all, he became evermore committed to living his life from love. In each chapter of his new book Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart, Scott shares a personal…

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Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom: An Interview with Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana

While the English language frequently refers to what our bodies know — “gut feelings,” hearts “reaching out” to others, etc. — many of us have learned to ignore, deny, or even mistrust our body’s inherent wisdom. Even worse, a lot of people don’t like their bodies very much at all. As a result, we often cut ourselves off from one of our greatest allies. In Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom, author Suzanne Scurlock-Durana provides the tools and guidance necessary to reconnect with our…

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Life, Travel and Spiritual Reflections – An Interview With J Jaye Gold

Jaye Gold

In this exclusive interview with writer and spiritual teacher J. Jaye Gold we explore the mind and philosophy of someone with a clear mission to bring light to the world. Spiritual teacher J. Jaye Gold has been assisting people in their search for inner meaning for 35 years. He currently lives in the Sierra foothills of Northern California where he works with several dozen seekers of truth. Justin is the author of four books; Another Heart in His Hand, Highway of Diamonds, The Roca Group and his latest – a…

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Finding a Way to God and Thomas Merton with author Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

In this interview author and theologian Matthew Fox discusses his search for God and his fascination for Thomas Merton. Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed theologian and spiritual maverick who has spent the past forty years revolutionizing Christian theology, taking on patriarchal religion, and advocating for a creation-centered spirituality of compassion, justice, and resacralizing of the earth. He has written more than thirty books, which have sold over 1.5 million copies in sixty languages. He lives in Oakland, CA. Q. What inspired you to write a book about Thomas Merton?…

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Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself – An Interview with Roger Housden

Roger Housden

Does life need to be so hard or can we afford to ease up a little? Author Roger Housden explains why he thinks we can and must stop the struggle. Roger Housden is the author of Dropping the Struggle and numerous other books, including the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with Ten Poems to Say Goodbye in 2012. He offers writing workshops, both live and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration. Visit him online at www.RogerHousden.com.…

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From Broke to Happiness – An Interview With Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett is the author of Start Right Where You Are and Get It Done. She created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success. Visit her online http://www.startrightwhereyouare.com. Interview Q. Just twenty years ago, you were depressed, broke, exhausted, and fed up with yourself. What changed? A. I realized that the only way to be happy in the future was to…

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Ghostly Encounters: An Interview With the Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations

Ghostly Encounters: An Interview With the Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations

We have great pleasure in talking to Stephanie Sutera the Associate Director of Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations (TSPI) based out of New London County, Connecticut Welcome Stephanie and thank you for agreeing to talk with us about your society and your valuable work researching paranormal activity. Q. When was TSPI founded and what brought about its formation? A. Thames Society of Paranormal Investigations was founded in 2010 but I wasn’t a member until about six months in. Founder and Director Shamus Denniston grew up in a haunted home so…

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Call of the Darkness from Within Strange Places – An Interview wIth Paranormal Investigator Richard Estep

Richard Estep

Welcome Richard and thank you for agreeing to talk with us during your visit to your native land of the United Kingdom. It is great to catch up with you during your busy schedule and to have the opportunity to hear a little more about your research into the paranormal. From reading your excellent book ‘In Search of the Paranormal’ I understand that you have been living and active in the paranormal field within the United States for over twenty years. Q. I am interested in the differences between paranormal…

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