I don’t want to be the only one here
Telling all the secrets–
Filling up all the bowls at this party,
Taking all the laughs.
I would like you
To start putting things on the table
That can also feed the soul
The way I do.
we can invite
A hell of a lot more
Hafiz would be happy to know his wish has been fulfilled. We are standing on the shoulders of many many before us… Men and women who know the terrain that lies beyond the borders, who have taken the road not taken. They are guides whose work connects and meets us wherever we are on the path. Some are from ages gone by, some are still alive…to all of them we are grateful. Here is a selection of work you might find would serve you on your journey…it has certainly helped us on ours.
We’re always adding to the list below…notice something missing? Let us know
In July of 2016 Belden Lane joined Illuman of Washington for a retreat hosted in partnership with The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. Here is his opening night talk, full of stories and some thoughtful exploration on the power places have to shape us.
Hafiz- as translated by Daniel Ladinsky
Rumi- as translated by Coleman Barks
Rainer Maria Rilke
Authors & Books
Bill Plotkin, Soulcraft
Richard Rohr, Falling Upward, The Naked Now, Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, From Wild Man to Wise Man, Breathing Underwater, Immortal Diamond
Belden Lane, Backpacking with the Saints
Matthew Fox, Meditations with Meister Eckhart, Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times
Stephen Jenkinson, Die Wise
Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow
Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss
Robert Bly, Iron John, A Little Book on the Human Shadow
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
The Way of Council