Caring About Kindness

by Celia Coates Once upon a time (which means that I can’t remember the year this true story happened) I had a dream so real and vivid that it woke me up. It was clear, direct, and unusual. I could hear the voice of the speaker and my own voice and see the scene as…

A Life of Creativity, Curiosity, and Love

by Celia Coates Marilyn Hughey Phillis (1927 – 2022) had a long and wonderful life filled with creativity, curiosity, and love. She studied bacteriology and chemistry at Ohio State University and after graduating in 1949, worked as an analytic chemist on national defense projects. But her great work was as an artist. She won national…

Sacred Sites and Earth Energies

By David Yarrow For nearly fifty years I have traced water veins, mapped water flow systems, located wells for friends, learned about ley lines and earth energies, and discovered vortexes and sacred spaces. I have spent thousands of hours walking fields and woods studying how water and energy form networks on and under the land….

Fallen Heroes and Healthy Egos

By Brian Luke Seaward When Joseph Campbell travelled the world collecting stories, myths, and fables that solidified his understanding of what he called The Hero’s Journey, he was made aware of the occasional hero who was caught up in the glory of the quest, overtaken by greed, and who refused to complete the journey by…

About Wonder

By Celia Coates What a very busy season this has been – I haven’t had enough time to write a full-length post. Instead, I am going to present an idea that set me thinking, one that might interest you too. It’s from a fine commentary by Michael Chabon on a story by Jorge Luis  Borges,…

What Do You Treasure?

By Celia Coates Katherine Rundell has written a short article about real treasure. I can only include a few quotes here, but her essay is so lyrical and to-the-point that it would be good to read all of it – if you can – in the magazine NEW SCIENTIST. (“Another Sort of Gold”, 22 October…

The Opposite of Fear

By Celia Coates How are you feeling these days? What kind of mood have you been in? When I asked myself these questions, I couldn’t answer right away, but then discovered I was feeling an edge-y restlessness that was really a form of fear. There are so many things to be alarmed about – the…

More Than One World

By Celia Coates I was reaching for a large book on my shelves when I noticed a small, rather ragged paperback with the title BETWEEN TWO WORLDS – and an author named Nandor Fodor. I opened it , saw that it had been published in 1964 (no wonder it was ragged) and then I read,…

Experiencing Reality

By Jack Stucki (From Celia: This post began with a conversation about Jack’s walks in the national forest near his home in Colorado, walks that often include visiting the Grandmother Tree seen in the photograph at the top of the page. Jack Stucki is a healing energies pioneer who continues to explore the nature of…

The Art of Seeing

by Celia Coates LOOKING BACK LIFE WAS BEAUTIFUL is a book by a pair of Korean grandparents who painted charming pictures (Grandpa Chan) and wrote accompanying descriptions (Grandma Marina) to stay in touch with their grandchildren when they lived far away. What they created together began as a simple posting on Instagram and then was…

To Learn About Energy Healing

By Brian Luke Seaward About 10 years ago I went downhill skiing at Copper Mountain, about 70 miles west of Denver. I am a fair-weather skier. I prefer blue skies, great vistas, and powdered snow and because I live in Colorado, I can often ski with these conditions. This day was one such day. However,…