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Dark Night of the Soul

The People's Pope: Our Attraction and Fascination With Pope Francis

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.30.2016 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Pope Francis is able to attract the masses as they thirst for hope and hunger for love. As we struggle with the dangers of climate change, social inequality, racial division, and xenophobia, the Pope does not turn a blind eye to these issues, he challenges us to face them and to make changes and act to work for justice.

Exquisite Risk: John of the Cross and the Transformational Power of Captivity

Mirabai Starr | Posted 09.28.2016 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

Sometimes it is in our prisons that we find our freedom. In 1577, when St. John of the Cross was thirty-five years old, he was abducted by his own monastic brothers and incarcerated for nine months in a monastery in Toledo, Spain.

Love Poem to Robert Bly

Mirabai Starr | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

You may never read this, Robert, but I have to write it. I know you know what I mean. I am in my mid-50s now, which must make you over 90. And so I hasten to add this little epistle to the storehouse of love letters you must have received in the long course of your career as a conduit for the mystics, you beautiful, wild, fearless man.

Finding the Light in Robin's Darkness - Recognizing the Power of The Wounded Healer

Simone Wright | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Simone Wright

As the world continues to move forward in the weeks after learning that one of its most beloved performers made his transition at his own hand; the co...

Saint Francis and the Lama Beans

Mirabai Starr | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

I first met Ram Dass at the Lama Foundation in the mountains of Northern New Mexico when I was fourteen, and our paths have intertwined ever since.

David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation During D.C. Summit

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- David Lynch is known for making dark films, dark music and dark coffee. For the duration of these endeavors, he's also been practici...

What To Do While Searching For Your Soul's Misplaced GPS

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 07.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

The real question is: How can we liberate ourselves from the thankless role of feeling like grapes in the press? How can we be free through whatever path we've been given? We must come to our own answer.

Our National Dark Night Of The Soul

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

We are a nation woven together by eclectic threads of common faith in the truth that all people are created equal. Again and again, our darkest hours have come when elements within our own national body have tested this faith.

The Dark Night: Danger Mouse Talks New Album

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

While his new album features: The Strokes' Justin Casablancas, Iggy Pop, The Flaming Lips and filmmaker David Lynch, Danger Mouse wants people to know "Dark Night of the Soul" wasn't simply thrown together to "compile names of all stars."

Restoring America's Soul: The Hero's Journey Of Barack Obama

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Part I It is by going down into the abyss that we recove...

The Soul Of Winter: A Call To Deepen

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Your response to my article on Winter Solstice a few weeks ago was heart-warming and inspiring. Thanks to those who took the time to read it and leave...