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The Resource How the light gets in : writing as a spiritual practice, Pat Schneider

How the light gets in : writing as a spiritual practice, Pat Schneider

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How the light gets in : writing as a spiritual practice
Title
How the light gets in
Title remainder
writing as a spiritual practice
Statement of responsibility
Pat Schneider
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""When I begin to write, I open myself and wait. And when I turn toward an inner spiritual awareness, I open myself and wait." With that insight, Pat Schneider invites readers to contemplate their lives through spiritual observation and exploratory writing. In seventeen concise thematic chapters that include meditations on topics such as fear, prayer, forgiveness, social justice, and death, How the Light Gets In gracefully guides readers through the philosophical and spiritual questions that face everyone in the course of meeting life's challenges. Praised as a "fuse lighter" by author Julia Cameron and "the wisest teacher of writing I know" by the celebrated writing guru Peter Elbow, Pat Schneider has lived a life of writing and teaching, passion and compassion. With How the Light Gets In, she delves beyond the typical "how-to's" of writing to offer an extended rumination on two inner paths, and how they can run as one. Schneider's book is distinct from the many others in the popular spirituality and creative writing genre by virtue of its approach, using one's lived experience--including the experience of writing--as a springboard for expressing the often ineffable events that define everyday life. Her belief that writing about one's own life leads to greater consciousness, satisfaction, and wisdom energizes the book and carries the reader elegantly through difficult topics. As Schneider writes, "All of us live in relation to mystery, and becoming conscious of that relationship can be a beginning point for a spiritual practice--whether we experience mystery in nature, in ecstatic love, in the eyes of our children, our friends, the animals we love, or in more strange experiences of intuition, synchronicity, or prescience.""--
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1934-
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Schneider, Pat
Dewey number
801
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN171.R45
LC item number
.S36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Creative writing
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
  • RELIGION / Spirituality
Label
How the light gets in : writing as a spiritual practice, Pat Schneider
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1413516
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780199933983
Lccn
2012044749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1413516
  • (Sirsi) 1413516
  • (OCoLC)819383024
Label
How the light gets in : writing as a spiritual practice, Pat Schneider
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1413516
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780199933983
Lccn
2012044749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1413516
  • (Sirsi) 1413516
  • (OCoLC)819383024

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