San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
In his book Intimate Meanderings: Conversations Close to Our Hearts (published by iUniverse), author Morgan Zo-Callahan and editor Ken Ireland offer readers a fresh context on the experience of life, suggesting that a deep spirituality can be the glue to hold the various aspects of life together.
Intimate Meanderings share the wisdom, inner-thoughts, and vast experiences of over 25 contributors who offer their inspiring reflections, conversations and poetry on meditation, comparative religion, community involvement, hospice, and death, ultimately piquing spiritual and literary curiosity for those contemplating their own pilgrimage through life.
An excerpt from Intimate Meanderings:
“A very shocking experience taught me on the deepest level how inter-dependent we are in life and how I’m connected even with those I consider hostile. That which is in all people is likewise to some degree in me. I was walking out of a 7-Eleven in Hollywood, just before dark, when six gang bangers attacked me…I was punched, head butted and finally one of the guys sneaked a long gray blade into my stomach, severing my renal vein and cutting my left kidney in half. There was blood all over the place. The guys disappeared into my twilight zone of being between life and death.”
Zo-Callahan hopes his collaborative book encourages readers to reflect on their lives & collaborate, wisely and compassionately. He says, “I’d like readers to consider issues of death and dying, education and therapy, volunteerism and the need for a tolerant spirituality rooted in one’s culture as well as in the heart of humanity.”
About the Author
Morgan Zo-Callahan was born in New York City, studied at Jesuit schools, receiving a Master’s Degree in the Philosophy of Comparative Religion from Gonzaga University. He trained as a community organizer at Alinsky Institute in Chicago. He has been a teacher for nearly 40 years and currently teaches high school English, adult E.S.L. and mental fitness for older adults in convalescent hospitals.
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