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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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"Slow play," e.g. playing catch and digging in the garden, develops the brain in ways television cannot.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:38
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Wilderness brings me close to what is focused, awake, and joyful.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:39
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Jimmy, a local Scottish man who became a regular visitor in the Findhorn garden, taught me most about communication.

Bought by KISU


  • Added: Aug 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:27
  • Purchases: 1
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John, with his Cockney accent and rough humor, is a camouflaged guerilla healer.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:14
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Laghunasadh, the beginning of the harvest, is a time to assess the "crops" I have planted this year.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:36
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I struggle to teach my boys to be cautious around strangers, and trust the world.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:27
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How often do I unwittingly add to the debris that already challenges the flow of my life?

  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:02
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Autumn equinox is a fleeting moment of balance, in a seasonal current that moves at breakneck speed.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:22
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A friend writing her autobiography realizes her life is more fiction than fact.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:38
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A pair of owls hooting in the dawn are harbingers of death and awakening.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:07
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Like the ancient Celts, Halloween is a time for me to experiment with new forms and ways of being.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 1
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The mind is a vicious master, searching for absolute certainty, which in truth is an illusion.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:15
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In a used bookstore, I recognize that I view beloved books as family, as paper-bound kin

  • Added: Oct 29, 2010
  • Length: 05:31
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Imagine giving thanks for every aspect of Creation - how long would that take?

  • Added: Nov 23, 2010
  • Length: 05:52
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If I viewed my life as an experiment, a Petri dish of experience, what would I devote myself to?

  • Added: Nov 23, 2010
  • Length: 05:24
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How do rivers, deserts, mountains and solitary monks weather the bitter cold?

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2010
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Living in Scotland, where the mid-winter sun barely crests the horizon, a tiny oak seedling unfurled its leaves on solstice morning.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:21
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At six years old, in my family's barren living room, Santa furnished our hearts with love.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:48
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I've spent much of my life ruled by the long-armed reach of the clock. Now, focusing on the present moment, I'm learning to live outside time.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:18
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Celebrating the birthday of my 70 year old friend Louise, who is in full bloom.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:41