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 Soulful Features
June-July 2004

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Spiritual Growth Articles

Spiritual Practice.

This June and July, our Feature Articles are looking at the vast topic of "Spiritual Practice." Our contributing authors explore the many ways that we can benefit from spiritual practice and offer helpful suggestions for incorporating spiritual practice into our everyday lives.

May peace and joy be yours as you bring spiritual practice into your life!

Spiritual Growth Articles


"Ritual as Spiritual Practice"
by Barbara Biziou, author of "The Joys of Everyday Ritual" and "The Joy of Family Rituals," is an internationally acclaimed teacher of meditation and a life-strategy coach. As one of America's foremost ritual experts, she teaches us how to restore ritual to its rightful place as food for the soul through practical, easy to use ritual recipes that are inspiring and fun. (www.joyofritual.com)

"Find a Nurturing Spiritual Path"
by Judith Orloff, M.D., author of the new book "Positive Energy: Ten Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear Into Vibrance, Strength, and Love." She is also author of the bestsellers, "Guide to Intuitive Healing" and "Second Sight." She is a psychiatrist, a practicing intuitive, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and is an international workshop leader on the interrelationship of intuition, energy, and medicine. (www.drjudithorloff.com)

"What Is Prayer?"
by Hubert Pryor, author of "Soul Talk: Positive Mind Treatments to Turn Your Life Around" and the forthcoming book, "SERENITY 101: Spiritual Wisdom, Ancient and Modern, for Peace of Mind Today."  Formerly, he was editor-in-chief of "Modern Maturity" magazine and of "Science Digest" and a senior editor of "Look" magazine.  He lives in South Palm Beach, Florida, where he is a free-lance writer and editor.

"Virtual Altar"
by Donna Henes, Urban Shaman and editor and publisher of the highly acclaimed quarterly, "Always In Season: Living In Sync with the Cycles." She is also author of "Moon Watcher's Companion," "Celestially Auspicious Occasions," and the forthcoming book, "The Queen of My Self: Women Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife." She has offered lectures, workshops, circles, and celebrations worldwide for 30 years. (www.donnahenes.net)

"Living the Yoga of Sound"
by Russill Paul, world-renowned musician and author of the new book, "Yoga of Sound: Healing & Enlightenment Through the Sacred Practice of Mantra." His recordings and performance are a blend of Indian and contemporary music. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and performs and conducts workshops and retreats throughout the world. His website is: www.russillpaul.com

"Awakening to Animal Voices"
by Dawn Baumann Brunke, author of "Animal Voices: Telepathic Communication in the Web of Life" and her newest book, "Awakening to Animal Voices: A Teen Guide to Telepathic Communication with All Life." She is also the author of "Who Lives Here?," a series of animal and nature books for children. (www.animalvoices.net)

"If Not Me, Who? If Not Now, When?"
by Robert Rabbin, author, speaker, self-inquiry facilitator, and leadership consultant, who has spent 25 years practicing meditation and self-inquiry.  He is a contemporary mystic and catalyst for clarity. He began practicing meditation and self-inquiry in 1969 and subsequently spent ten years studying with meditation master Swami Muktananda. He is the author of "Echoes of Silence: Awakening the Meditative Spirit."  (www.robrabbin.com)

"Deepening Your Spiritual Practice"
Read Laura's Monthly Column, "Gifts of the Soul," at SoulfulLiving.com
by Laura Grace
, co-founder of Infinite Wisdom, author, and national speaker. As a regular contributor for publications across the US and Canada, she writes about human awareness and spiritual growth. Laura is the author of the widely acclaimed book, "Gifts of the Soul" and is the creator and teacher of various personal growth programs. (www.laurahyde.com)

"Spiritual Practice--Soulful Nature"
Read Karen's Monthly Column, "Being Present," at SoulfulLiving.com
by KD Farris, Ph.D., a successful counselor, healer, and bodyworker, who, for more than fifteen years, has taught extensive self-discovery workshops. She is the author of, "MESHE, HESHE, MISON & ORBIT: What My Grandmother Taught Me About the Universe." Her website is www.MESHE.com.

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by Marianne Williamson

"You Are Not Your Mind"
by Eckhart Tolle

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"How to Make Prayer More Effective"
by Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Ph.D.

"A Woman's Journey to God"
by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.

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by Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

"Practicing Her Presence"
by Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D.

"Serenity's Amenities"
by Father Paul Keenan

"Choosing Serenity On A Daily Basis"
by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.

"Personal Rituals for Soulful Living"
by Jane Alexander

"Find Your Real Self with Bedtime Rituals"
by Jon Robertson

"Impediments to the Practice of Insight Meditation"
by Matthew Flickstein

"The Sacred Mystery of the Labyrinth"
by Dana Reynolds

"Mandala Blessings: Art that Heals and Transforms"
By Bonnie Bell

"The Labyrinth: A Path to the Sacred"
by Tricia Kibbe

"Creativity as a Spiritual Practice"
by Lucia Capacchione

by Jane Alexander

"What is Space Clearing?"
by Karen Kingston

"Gardening as a Spiritual Tool"
by Peg Streep

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