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Jennifer Freed | Befriending the stranger

How can I possibly judge you when I have yet to taste your past, swallow your experiences whole? What I call strange you may call Home What you call strange I may call Self Are you from “elsewhere”? I am too, to you   Unfamiliar — scary Alien —intimidating Closer –exhilarating Strange can be an invitation if you are willing Everything unknown– potentially you   That first step past ignorance, […]

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James Patrick Johnson

James Patrick Johnson | Befriending the stranger

James Patrick Johnson was killed, “burned to a crisp,” in an anhydrous ammonia explosion thirty years ago, which he described in the February issue of The MOON: Beyond Death. Then—and eight times since—he has traveled “out of body” to “the other side,” where he has conferred with “angels, guides, and masters” who have attempted to explain reality to him. Heart In The Clouds Part of me is in constant contact […]

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Joan Blades

Joan Blades | Talk is deep

In 1998, Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, co-founders of Berkeley Systems, a software company, drafted a one-sentence petition they hoped would end the public blood-letting and disruption of government that had resulted from President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. The President had been accused of the affair in January, and the country had already endured nine long months of acrimony when Blades and Boyd wrote: “Congress must immediately censure the […]

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