The Creative Artist, Eccentricity, Resilience, and Mental Disturbance: The Journal of a Struggling Actor for Three Months—my Actor/Writer Son

 by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. March, 2013 Introduction to Article [1] Where does one draw the line between the creative artist and mental disturbance? Perhaps “eccentricity” and “resilience” are terms that we may use to bridge this gap in certain ways, where I am using the definitions of eccentricity as “deviating from usual or recognized form” […]

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Evolving Contemplative Practice, part 5: A New Planetary Sadhana

By M. Alan Kazlev The evolution of contemplative spirituality is a very interesting topic. What place sadhana (contemplative practice and discipline) in the modern, globally networked, technologically advanced, world, and how does it evolve in response to these circumstances? Here are my thoughts on this. First, to understand where contemplative practice is going, we have […]

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Evolving Contemplative Practice: Part 4, the Rise of Mystic Fellowship

by Jeremy Johnson “The rhizomatic approach is the way forward.” – The Scarlet Imprint This is the fourth addition of EL’s Evolving Contemplative Practice series, a convergence of various authors, rogue scholars and bloggers who are exploring the emerging contemplative traditions and schools of thought in the 21st century. The central theme has been: how […]

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