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*UPDATED:* Introducing the “Illuminated e-Manuscript!”

Over the past year, Seven Pillars has been working on a major new project: *A Groundbreaking Multimedia Electronic Book!* 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 music, video and graphic animation. We are excited to announce the launch of a new crowdfunding campaign that seeks to raise $15,000 in 45 days. We need your support to bring this extraordinary book into the world!

Announcing Wisdom Weekends & Salons

We are pleased to announce our upcoming slate of Wisdom Weekends and Wisdom Salons for summer and autumn 2014 and winter 2014/2015. We hope you will join us for one or more of these exciting events, to be hosted and facilitated by extraordinary members of our Wisdom Council and extended community. The Wisdom Weekend has early bird registration pricing available, so consider taking advantage of this opportunity to explore and grow with us!

Expressive Arts Therapy

As a little girl growing up in Baltimore, MD, I loved using dance, music, reading, and dramatic play to express myself.  At the age of twelve, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Bedridden with my knees filled with fluid, swollen, and painful to touch, I spent months in the hospital unable to be the energetic and vibrant child I was known to be. What I owe my recovery to was a supportive family and community, and my creative resources. I used movement and dance as my physical therapy to strengthen my inflamed limbs; and music to heal the sad places deep inside.

An Exclusive Seven Pillars Interview with Robin Becker

Recently, Seven Pillars’ Laurie Lane-Zucker and Corin Girard sat down with dancer and choreographer Robin Becker to discuss her original production, “Into Sunlight.” In the interview, Robin spoke of what inspired her to create this poignant work, the “chaos theory” behind her artistic process, the company’s upcoming New York City performances and the creation of an eagerly anticipated documentary film based on the production.

From Battlefield to Stage

When I read They Marched Into Sunlight, David Maraniss’  powerful book on the Vietnam War, I immediately responded to the timelessness and universality of the themes and events he documented. I was deeply moved by the integrity, honor and commitment of both those who fought the war, and those who fought against it. I embarked upon the creation of this dance, Into Sunlight, hoping that the universal language of the body would reflect and offer the same sense of healing that David’s words evoked in me. ~ Robin Becker, Artistic Director

In the Time of the Sacred Places

In the time of Thunderbeings and Underwater Serpents, the humans,  animals, and plants conversed and carried on lives of mischief, wonder,  and mundane tasks. The prophets told of times ahead, explained the causes of the deluge of past, and predicted the two paths of the future:  one scorched and one green, one of which the Anishinaabeg would have to choose.

Heartfelt Dialogue

The mystery of heartfelt dialogue, of truly heart-centered conversation, is discovered in the inflow of presence and in a willingness to uncover the desires of the heart, as inspired by an atmosphere of loving concern. As a process of discovery, such dialogue is energized by patience and receptivity to what arises spontaneously and genuinely from the heart.

Elemental

In this exclusive interview with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, the Co-Director, Co-Producer and Co-Composer of the documentary Elemental, we explore the persistence of hope and other questions relating to the creation, filming and mission of the film.

My God Lives on the Street

It’s nighttime. I am walking outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal,  that depressing brick behemoth on 42nd Street and 8th Avenue that is the main hub for buses arriving to and departing from New York City. I am looking for homeless kids, trying to spot new arrivals who might still be hanging out, unsure of where to go.  I want to reach them to offer help before they disappear into the Manhattan sinkhole. But I am not the only one looking for them.

The Cry

Opening to the suffering of the world in all its forms.

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