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Mystics Almanac

Series produced by KVNF

Caption: Navigating Life with Science and Soul
Navigating Life with Science and Soul 

The Mystic’s Almanac is a weekly 5-minute radio column that offers listeners inspiration to navigate their daily lives.

The stories are gleaned from real-life experience. Rather than preaching or offering advice, these stories celebrate the wisdom embodied in the daily lives of ordinary people.
Stories have the power to move the heart while enlightening the mind. Judith Boice has the ear to hear these stories, from her own and others’ lives, and brings them to life in compelling tales for radio listeners. Like an almanac, the episodes cover a wide variety of topics, e.g. ending a marriage, recovering from cancer, walking with a holy man around a sacred mountain in India, and collecting heirloom seeds. Although some of the episodes play out against the backdrop of “exotic” locations, most are gleaned from the stuff of daily life, where all true mysteries reside.

“The Mystic’s Almanac is perfect for busy people who want depth. I remember the episodes–they come back to mind again and again through the week. They are (nourishing) fast food for the soul.”
~K. Luiten, Kaui, Hawaii Hide full description

The stories are gleaned from real-life experience. Rather than preaching or offering advice, these stories celebrate the wisdom embodied in the daily lives of ordinary people.Stories have the power to move the heart while enlightening the mind. Judith Boice has the ear to hear these stories, from her own and others’ lives, and brings them to life in compelling tales for radio listeners. Like an almanac, the episodes cover a wide variety of topics, e.g. ending a marriage, recovering from cancer, walking with a holy man around a sacred mountain in India, and collecting heirloom seeds. Although some of the episodes play out against the backdrop of “exotic” locations, most are gleaned from the stuff of daily life, where all true mysteries reside.“The Mystic’s Almanac is perfect for busy... Show full description


90 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Marking the solstice in an ancient Scottish burial cairn - celebrating new light, and new birth

Bought by KZYX and KWMR


  • Added: Dec 16, 2009
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 2
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As the outer light dims in winter, my inner vision expands

  • Added: Dec 16, 2009
  • Length: 05:23
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How would I treat my friends and family if I knew they were a child of light?

  • Added: Dec 23, 2009
  • Length: 04:23
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Gaelic blessings with the round "Dona Nobis Pacem," may peace be with us.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Dec 30, 2009
  • Length: 05:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Gaelic blessings with the round "Dona Nobis Pacem," may peace be with us.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2010
  • Length: 05:32
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A short trip became a six-hour journey through the frigid night desert.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2010
  • Length: 05:09
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Creation moves from sound to light, manifest to unmanifest

  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:14
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Walking by the river in winter, I see the bare bones winter landscape, and see the same transparency in my own aging.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:42
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Looking at seed catalogues in the spring is like pornography for a garden - tantalizing and full of hope

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Unlike my dating experiences, my mate and partner entered my life quietly, entering a stream, a sea of love, that had always been there.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:15
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I have a more intimate relationship with fire because of the woodburning stove

  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 05:05
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Insurance, by its nature, is meant to support sickness and disaster, NOT health.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 04:54
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Spring winds scour the land and dance in my soul.

  • Added: Mar 17, 2010
  • Length: 05:46
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I know I am in the maelstrom of transformation when I dream about snakes.

  • Added: Mar 17, 2010
  • Length: 05:05
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I've exchanged my Super Mom cloak for a Good Enough Mom sweatshirt.

  • Added: May 20, 2010
  • Length: 04:47
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Are "natural disasters" really planetary "healing crises"?

  • Added: May 20, 2010
  • Length: 05:19
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Mothering takes many forms, many guises

  • Added: May 20, 2010
  • Length: 05:45
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In the wilderness of Haleakala, hot water is a gift fit for the Gods.

  • Added: May 20, 2010
  • Length: 05:03
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My father's nearing death reminds me that death is omnipresent, the defining dance of life.

  • Added: May 20, 2010
  • Length: 05:15
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Little League baseball offers training in a field of dreams

  • Added: Aug 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:27