Category Archives: Books

What Is Spiritual Genius?

Check out my latest piece on Mother Meera posted on Arianna Huffington’s new website, Thrive Global, whose mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology. Read it here.

“Learning To See”: Advice For New Memoirists

Random House asked me to write an essay on memoir for their e-zine, Signature Reads. I focused on atmosphere as the most enduring quality of a well-made story (more important than plot by far). I’d love to know what you think!

Read the essay here.

Release of Mother of the Unseen World: The Mystery of Mother Meera

I’m excited that Mother of the Unseen World is coming out next month! It’s the mysterious story of Mother Meera — the most powerful spiritual presence I’ve encountered — and her profound effect on the hundreds of thousands of people (including myself) who visit her each year.

Mother Meera is not a guru. Continue reading

Writing to Awaken: Now Available in Paperback

Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery

An inspirational investigation of the self through expressive writing, guiding you along the path of awakening through radical truth-telling and self-inquiry. More information.

 

“This Mortal Coil” on ABC Radio, Sydney

What a terrific conversation I had with Sarah MacDonald at ABC Radio in Sydney. Sarah is a media fixture down here, having had the top-rated interview show in the country, and has just debuted a new program called “This Mortal Coil.”  She’ll be doing in-depth, hour-long pieces on psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and the arts, and I was honored to be her first guest on the program. Lucky timing — being in Australia teaching this month. Listen to the interview here.

When You’re Falling, Dive at Watkins Books: Trauma and Soul Contract

Here’s an excerpt from my talk When You’re Falling, Dive at Watkins Books in London. This clip on trauma and soul contract is in response to a question about the creation myth that each us carries through this life.

Watch the video here