Personal notes, Spirituality

Mother Meera: Beholding the Divine Feminine

Published in Paradigm Shift Magazine, Issue 72 (UK), June 2015. Wonder and mystery linger within me of the encounter with Mother Meera. I knew little about her and, when the opportunity to see her arose, I refrained from doing research; I wanted to remain as free of expectations as possible. What occurred, I could never… Continue reading Mother Meera: Beholding the Divine Feminine

Advertisements
Personal notes, Strange

Pigeons!

Pigeons! Urbanites often consider them winged pests, property owners take measures against them, but the pigeon happens to be one of the most intelligent birds on the planet, not to mention a wealth builder, hero and diagnostician. It may blow your mind to learn that... ... during WWI, a pigeon named Cher Ami saved the lives… Continue reading Pigeons!

Arts & Literature, Personal notes

Literary Translation: A Personal Approach

do not like over-analyzing what I do or how I do it, since my diverse and lifelong experience with the creative process in many media has shown me, time and again, that the more cerebral the process, the less successful the result. Like any form of creative writing, translation needs to be inspired and driven by subconscious, intuitive operations, albeit organized by rigorous analysis.

Personal notes, Spirituality

Journey to the Sacred: Encounter with John of God, the Miracle Man of Brazil

I first heard about John of God a decade ago from a friend who had accompanied his terminally ill uncle to Brazil, in search of a miracle.

Food, Personal notes

The Price of Piggery: A Morality Tale, or “Only as Much as You Can Eat” Resto Review

Last night, my BFF (best foodie friend) and I succumbed to piggery again at the all-you-can-eat Aji Sai Japanese Restaurant, 467 Queen St West, in Toronto. Sure, we’ve had far more refined Japanese cuisine, but value for money creates return customers, including us. The food is good enough and, since the restaurant is always busy, freshness is guaranteed.… Continue reading The Price of Piggery: A Morality Tale, or “Only as Much as You Can Eat” Resto Review

Arts & Literature, Personal notes

To Tell My Story, Where Do I Begin?

Duh! How 'bout at the beginning... My story starts in Cyprus, in the previous millennium, when – in elementary school –  my teachers said that I had a gift for "writing compositions." I call it genetics. I come from writer stock, you see. I was raised in a home that looked like a library and felt… Continue reading To Tell My Story, Where Do I Begin?