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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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In death is the possibility of harvest - making life from the fruits of the passing season.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2011
  • Length: 05:25
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Walking on a beach on Australia's east coast, I witnessed my birthday, and the birth of a new year.

  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 05:11
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When I first walked into the nursing home, I saw the residents as "living cadavers." Later I came to love them and celebrate their lives.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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What catalyzes change in my life? Although fear and pain top the list, only inspiration is a sustainable fuel.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:36
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Sleeping in a cave along Australia's West coast, I could hear, but not join, an ancient corroboree.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:28
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For over a century, U.S. farmers have strived for quantity of food. Quality, though, is at least as important.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Soul Sailing, Credit: Missy Rogers
Many view Jesus' life like a beautiful garden. Rather than becoming spectators, though, Jesus challenges us to become gardeners in our own right.

  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 05:29
Caption: Soul Sailing, Credit: Missy Rogers
On May Day, the first day of summer in the Celtic calendar, I celebrate the music of Turlough O'Carolan, the last great Irish composer and harpist.

  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 06:02
Caption: Soul Sailing, Credit: Missy Rogers
I know my mother and my children, literally, from the inside out.

  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Soul Sailing, Credit: Missy Rogers
Homo sapien, human being. Homo mustus, human doing. How much of my life is defined by my doing rather than my being?

  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 05:31