The Healing Arts Theater presented a performance of several sections of “Memoirs of the New Age” at the Controversial Bookstore in San Diego over the Thanksgiving weekend. The impact was amazing, and the group intends to bring more dramatizations of this book to the public. We are all seeing how much this book comes alive when performed. If you are interested in more information, contact Director Rozz Hopsen, rosenilynehopson [at] thestream.org or 619-733-0785.
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Memoirs of the New Age is a book of stories, fables, poems and prayers that highlight our struggle with life and “God.” The stories are delicious, humorous, emotionally wrenching, insightful and full of amazing twists and turns. The prayers are painfully honest, the poetry is sensual and expressive.
The book is full of magic and mystery, and, in many ways, it’s also my most intimate work. The prayers, stories and poetry reflect my own journey of struggle, anger, sometimes anguish and then reconciliation and bliss. The prayers particularly are autobiographical.
At the same time, readers find themselves in this book — the silliness of ourselves, the pathos of our struggle and the courage of our determination to find that deepest parts of ourselves, which connect to the divine.
I invite you to read Memoirs of the New Age and to engage in the discussion. The whole book is thought-provoking, and so we are offering two exciting opportunities to get into the conversation. We have a page full of discussion questions that book clubs have been using to help people clarify their thoughts and feelings about each and every story. Click here for discussion questions.
And we are starting a blog for you to enter the conversation. Irene Townsend is excited to moderate this blog, but she will be passing on questions and comments to Beth for her to respond as well. We encourage you to join the conversation!
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Not since the world discovered Rumi, the 13th century mystic and poet, has anyone else arrived questioning God, while still loving Him/Her deeply, unafraid to voice laughter and anger over the same human foibles and lure us into a mystical world we thought we didn’t want. The same earthiness that Rumi employs to make us see each other and the divine is here, in the both a timeless and contemporary hand.
Mary Stine, Prairie Village, Kansas