A Mohawk Thanksgiving Address + Mapping Black Elk + Remembering for the Future + An Interview with Melissa Nelson + The Original Religion + Maturity Matters + An Interview with Bill Plotkin + An Inescapable Calling + An interview with Niall Campbell + Portfolio: Gravity of Stone + Fiction: Eyes of a Temple Cow

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Contents

FEATURES
A Mohawk Thanksgiving Address

Anytime people come together, these are the words that must be spoken before anything important can be done.
by Tom Porter

Mapping Black Elk
A Canadian architect turns the Western worldview upside down as he considers the true value of a place.
by Emilio Laurier Williams Portal

Remembering for the Future
Peacemakers and warriors, ceremony and the Great Mystery will bring us back together after five hundred years of fragmentation.
An Interview with Melissa Nelson

The Original Religion
To even use the words “divine” or “sacred” widens the division between ourselves and the world we inhabit.
by Charles Eisenstein

Maturity Matters
How visionary experience, the dream of the earth, and constant interaction between people of all ages can help us finally grow up.
An Interview with Bill Plotkin

An Inescapable Calling
Plagued by dreams and harassed by voices, this Tsonga-Shangan Bangoma speaks about the “sickness of calling” that led him to thwasa.
An interview with Niall Campbell

Portfolio: Gravity of Stone
At the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta, Georgia, a remarkable garden of Zimbabwean sculpture gives travelers a place to remember and connect.
Photos by John Barry, Text by Sharon Brown

Fiction: Eyes of a Temple Cow
Fed and fussed over, the playmate of Lord Krishna chews the cud of the sacred and the profane
by Murzban F. Shroff

DEPARTMENTS
Editor’s Note
The Gods’ Little Joke

Letters
Unintended Consequences
Sweet Nothings / Wrinkles in the Plan

Reviving Right Relationship
Remembering, Respect and Reconciliation

Marketplace

Final Flicker
Opening to the Sacred
by Deena Kaye Wade

COLUMNS
Dreams of the Holy
The Great Mystery Speaks
by Barry Williams

Divine Nourishment
Ancestral Voices
by Mary Lane

Logs for the Fire
A Tale of Beauty and Happiness
by Svagita Elks

POETRY
Motionless in Moonlight
by Stephen Bruehner

Open Your Box of Religion
by Susan Taylor

On Plum Island
by Katharine Gregg

The Great Mother
by Harrinngon

PROVOCATIONS
The Holy Ones Among Us
What If…
A Young Woman Dies

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