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Location:

United States

Genres:

Poetry

Description:

Sacred poetry from around the world. Poetry from Sufi, Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian sacred traditions, along with commentary.

Language:

English


Episodes

Yunus Emre - Tue, 27 Jun 2006

6/27/2006
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Yunus Emre - "True speech is the fruit of not speaking." - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger. With this song, Yunus Emre gives us a sharply teasing reminder that even if we follow all of the rules of our religious tradition, that's not the same thing as achieving saintliness or holiness.

Duration: 00:09:43


Akka Mahadevi - Mon, 5 Jun 2006

6/5/2006
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Akka Mahadevi - "You are the forest" - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger. I really like the image of God (in this case, Shiva) as a forest, as every tree in the forest, and simultaneously as the myriad of animals "playing in and out / of all the trees".

Duration: 00:08:32


Mary Oliver - Mon, 15 May 2006

5/15/2006
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Mary Oliver - "Sunrise" - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger. Another way to enter fire today from Mary Oliver...

Duration: 00:04:49


Abu-Said Abil-Kheir - Tue, 2 May 2006

5/2/2006
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Abu-Said Abil-Kheir - "Love came" - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger.

Duration: 00:09:31


Hakim Sanai - Wed, 26 Apr 2006

4/26/2006
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Hakim Sanai - "Belief brings me close to You" - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger. Belief, devout religious practice will bring you close, but only so far... (And Ivan gets a little creative with his audio editing.)

Duration: 00:09:58


Thomas Merton - Fri, 14 Apr 2006

4/14/2006
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Thomas Merton - "The Sowing of Meanings" - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger. An Easter poem for us today...

Duration: 00:05:56


Paramahansa Yogananda - Tue, 11 Apr 2006

4/11/2006
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Paramahansa Yogananda - "God! God! God!" - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger.

Duration: 00:05:39


Vladimir Solovyov - Tue, 21 Mar 2006

3/21/2006
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Vladimir Solovyov - "All in azure today" - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger. Solovyov was a philosopher, poet, literary critic and a mystic with an intense connection to the Divine in the form of the feminine archetype of Sophia or Holy Wisdom.

Duration: 00:08:34


Vidyapati - Wed, 1 Mar 2006

3/1/2006
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Vidyapati - "All my inhibition left me in a flash," - with commentary by Ivan M. Granger. This is a beautiful example of how the soul can yearn for God with such a passion that it can be described in erotic terms.

Duration: 00:12:30


Poetic Medicine - Interview with John Fox, CPT

2/18/2006
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A thought-provoking and inspiring conversation with John Fox, certified poetry therapist and author of Poetic Medicine, about the power of poetry to open us up to new possibilities in life, tap our own hidden wisdom, and communicate with others.

Duration: 00:28:19