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Entries for November 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
An Introduction to GROWING BIG DREAMS by Robert Moss
By Publicity Admin

Growing Big Dreams is a passionate yet practical call to step through the gates of dreams and imagination to weather tough times, embark on travel adventures without leaving home, and grow a vision of a life so rich and strong it wants to take root in the world. Vitally relevant today more than ever, dreams are a tool available to all.

Robert Moss is a cartographer of inner space, equally at home in Jung’s psychology and shamanic journeying. The compelling stories, playful activities, and wild games he provides are designed to lead you to manifest a life of creative joy and abundance. 

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Thursday, November 19, 2020
“Offering Comfort” by Barbara Abercrombie, author of THE LANGUAGE OF LOSS
By Publicity Admin

When I became a widow after my husband’s illness, here’s what I wanted and needed to hear: I was loved, my husband had been loved, and he had loved me. I wanted to hear and read friends’ memories of us together. I needed stories of our happiness together. His final illness had been long and hard, and our relationship became fraught with frustration over our new roles of patient and caregiver. He had been on seven different medications and was depressed and angry. We were not the same couple as caregiver and patient.

I realized it was hard for people to know what to say. The things I really didn’t want to hear were: at least he wasn’t in pain anymore, he was in a better place, and I still had my memories. But I did understand that the condolences, no matter how awkward, were given in the spirit of kindness and love, and I was grateful and comforted that people showed up or wrote me notes. 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Experiments in Repair Culture: an Excerpt from REPAIR REVOLUTION by John Wackman and Elizabeth Knight
By Publicity Admin

Every year, millions of people throw away countless items because they don’t know how to fix them. Some products are manufactured in a way that makes it hard, if not impossible, for people to repair them themselves. This throwaway lifestyle depletes Earth’s resources and adds to overflowing landfills. Now there’s a better way. Repair Revolution chronicles the rise of Repair Cafes, Fixit Clinics, and other volunteer-run organizations devoted to helping consumers repair their beloved but broken items for free. Repair Revolution explores the philosophy and wisdom of repairing, as well as the Right to Repair movement. It provides inspiration and instructions for starting, staffing, and sustaining your own repair events. 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
The Cosmic Dance: An Excerpt from THE TWO HANDS OF GOD by Alan Watts
By Publicity Admin

Originally published in 1963, The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity is Alan Watts’s forgotten book on world mythology — myths of light and darkness, good and evil, and the mystical unity that sees the transcendent whole behind apparent opposites. Alan Watts is one of the world’s most popular interpreters of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Fans of the mythologist Joseph Campbell will immediately notice his influence throughout this book. Campbell and Watts were in fact friends during its writing, and Campbell shared notes and feedback on several chapters. 

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