March, 2013

Seeing with the Eyes of the Heart: The Tale of Beauty and the Beast

“The moment when all her resistance to ugliness vanished, was the moment when ugliness became absolute Beauty.” –John O’Donohue I once taught a writing course at the University of New Mexico on the theme of “What Is Beauty?”  We read many interesting contemporary essays and philosophical treatises, as well as myths and stories, exploring this […]

The Sophia Retreat: Embodying Wisdom through Belly Dance and Poetry

As a poet and writer who also has practiced belly dance for over fifteen years, I have always been keenly aware of the schism that exists in Western culture between spirit/mind and body/Eros. Women pay the highest price for this false separation, and experience the legacy of it in all aspects of our lives. How […]

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