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The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom

A multimedia e-book exploration of the Seven Pillars process



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Music and meditations to take you on the Seven Pillars Journey

 
 
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Que suis-je?

Deepa Gulrukh Patel

What am I?As a young child growing up in Kenya, I was magnetically drawn to the rich, red soil. My love for its sandy softness was a bane to my mother who constantly… read more »

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Crossroads

Deepa Gulrukh Patel

I’m once again at that place in the journey of life where I think I need to make a choice about which direction to take. My mind is buzzing with the usual questions: What if… read more »

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Join the Campaign to Revivify Wisdom

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne

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Initiatory Rites

Carolyn North

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Heaven Is Not a Zip Code

Omid Safi

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Spiritual Inquiry

Sirr al-Basir / Lee Irwin

 

Join the Campaign to Revivify Wisdom

Help Promote the *Journey Toward Wisdom* E-Book

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne


You're Invited . . . Though I am just now introducing myself to you, it is my hope that we’ll soon know one another well. We have a common wish – wisdom in our time. To this end, Seven Pillars House of Wisdom has created a multimedia workbook titled *The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom,* that I signed on to promote far and wide. read more »

Initiatory Rites

Carolyn North


Standing there on that hillside, I knew this could not be a burial site but was probably an ancient place of initiation. The ‘feel’ was of life, not death. As I come from a culture that does not prepare its young for enlightened adulthood with initiation rituals, I wondered if perhaps I’d been called to Brittany to do my own version. Otherwise how explain the undeniable pull that had brought me across a continent and an ocean to climb this particular hill to this ancient pile of stones? read more »

Heaven Is Not a Zip Code

Omid Safi


What if we have gotten Heaven all wrong? Many Christians, Muslims, and some Buddhists imagine a heavenly place as an eternal reward for the faithful. While this 'place' is often described as a garden of serenity and tranquility, we often see many faithful arguing about who can and cannot have access to this place in ways that are in no way serene and tranquil. Not only do we argue about the place, we also argue about who can get in, and who is locked out. What if we have it all wrong? read more »

Spiritual Inquiry

Sirr al-Basir / Lee Irwin


One challenge in spiritual development is finding a path, a dedicated way through a thicket of possibilities in a social context of pluralism and remarkable diversity. Such a path is a combination of beliefs, practices, and personal relationships that lead to a meaningful way of life, one that fully supports one’s deepest values and desires. read more »

Listening to the Hidden Heart of Seeds

Angela Fischer


Initiated by physicist and environmental leader Vandana Shiva, and compiled and edited by The Global Peace Initiative of Women, Sacred Seed offers contemplative essays from 34 spiritual leaders and practitioners on the sanctity of the seed. "Every seed carries a secret. We will never come to fully know this secret, because it belongs to the mystery of creation. Yet we can learn again what hundreds of generations did before us, namely to live with the secrets, to use them as gifts, and to honour them as a source of life on this planet." read more »

Inviting Your Participation in the New Year

Rabia Povich


As we move into a new year, I want to express deep gratitude for the many people who have brought Seven Pillars to this stage. Thanks go to the people who have generously offered their time and talents to build bridges and establish partnerships to support our collective exploration about the meaning of wisdom in our time. Thanks to all those who have facilitated conversations, written articles, offered artwork, attended gatherings and made financial contributions. read more »

The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom ebook has Arrived


AVAILABLE NOW :: Our groundbreaking eBook, "The Seven Pillars: Journey Toward Wisdom," has been officially released in the iTunes Bookstore! Inspired by the revolutionary illuminated manuscripts of the 5th and 6th centuries, this cutting edge, "multi-touch" eBook not only combines text and image, but also original music, narration, video, and graphical animation.   read more »

The Power of Community

Thank You for Supporting Seven Pillars!


Our eBook campaign on Indiegogo closed at 11:59pm Pacific time last night, having raised $8800 from 140 donors! In addition, we have received some donations via mail over the past few weeks. These additional gifts bring our total to approximately $9500. Wow! Thank you so much to each and every one of you who showed your support by making a donation! read more »

29 Voices of the eBook

Meet the Editorial Team & Contributors


To help give you a sense of the expertise that has been tapped to execute this extraordinary project, we would like to tell you a little about some of the members of the Editorial Team and other luminaries who have helped bring our "illuminated e-Manuscript" to life. Whether it be contributing to the eBook text, creating original music, laboring over the graphical animations or engineering the overall eBook design, these individuals are worthy of your support! read more »

Sacred Geography Gallery Series

Paul Devereux


GALLERY TWO: THE SHAMANIC LANDSCAPES OF DEATH VALLEY :: In this 5-part series of galleries, we will look at a range of sacred geographies, the mindscapes of past times that can still speak to our souls. The power of sacred place. (Image: Paul Devereux. The setting sun bathes a Death Valley ridge in golden light.) read more »

Creativity Unleashed

e-Notebook: March 2014


In this comprehensive web feature we explore *Creative Expression,* one of Seven Pillars' three Pathways. Within, you will find pieces by Tobin Hart, Denise Boston and Lee Irwin. Also included is a rich multimedia presentation highlighting how the performing arts community in Los Angeles has imaginatively explored the process of The Seven Pillars. Lastly, we are delighted to announce the first of a series of weekend programs that explore The Seven Pillars at the Abode conference center in New Lebanon, New York this summer. read more »

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