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JIM GILKESON is the author of A Pilgrim in Your Body: Energy Healing and Spiritual Process and Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth. In his twenties and early thirties, Gilkeson was a member of an esoteric spiritual order. After leaving the order, he learned energy healing in Europe, where he lived for eleven years. He was a member of the healing staff at Harbin Hot Springs in Northern California from 2001 until that retreat community was destroyed in the 2015 Valley Fire. www.jimgilkeson.com
Explore this insider’s account of life in an order of modern mystics, an apprenticeship in energetic healing, and life in a clothing-optional retreat center in Northern California.
This spiritual coming-of-age memoir takes the reader on a storyteller’s journey into three tiny, experimental subcultures in the U.S. and Northern Europe. In a series of short interlocking vignettes, spanning the years from 1949 to 2015, Gilkeson traces his unlikely path from a conventional upbringing in the Midwest, down the psychedelic rabbit hole, and into the ferment of the late 1960s. He emerges as a brother in an order of modern mystics and later as a practitioner and teacher of energy healing at a clothing-optional retreat center. Three Lost Worlds is a reflection on a pivotal period in American spiritual history, the heartfelt journey of a modern seeker caught up in the protracted spiritual walkabout of a generation.
“A lived-in perspective on the creative, cultural ferment of the 70’s. Three Lost Worlds is like visiting an amusement park of the mind.” ~Diane Lonsdale Haynes
Publication date Nov 1, 2022)
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Kim Shuck, Poet Laureate of San Francisco, writes a stunning long poem about her journey across the Unites States, what becomes a personal migration along its waterways. She names and transforms history, politics, nature’s beings, and her own ties to Cherokee Nation, of which she is an enrolled member. She notices “Selu” (corn in Cherokee), orchards, “dead gas stations,” and “ravens in parking lots.” In the flow of scenes Shuck articulates an identity, “Americans are defined/by crossing water/Atlantic, Mississippi, Rio Grande, Pacific.”
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LINDA RODRIGUEZ, author of award-winning poetry and prose, publishes Dark Sister:Poems with Mammoth! 88 pages $16.00 ISBN Perfect-bound paper 978-1-939301-66-6 Order for online discount! $12.00 (plus shipping ) Kansas residents: Click this for tax Others click here!
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“I want to say so much about Rodriguez’s poetic gifts. What talent! The most accomplished poet of our generation. A poetic voice for our time.” ~Rudolfo Anaya, author of Bless Me, Ultima and Albuquerque
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