Although many religions like to bicker with one another over whose religion is “the right one” and whose version of God (or the Gods) is the “real one,” Lucinda Vardey’s God In All Worlds: An Anthology of Contemporary Spiritual Writing highlights all the best parts of many, if not all, of the world’s religions.
While the anthology does include bits and pieces from the Bible, the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, and Krishnamurti, it also includes the works of poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Maya Angelou. From Hinduism to Judaism and even Pagan beliefs such as Wicca, each of the 22 pages allows readers to adventure forth on their spiritual path. They’ll get a chance to delve into the depths of meditation, the power of mythology, and spiritual figures. All of the selections, whether it is from Martin Luther King Jr. or Albert Einstein, will give readers a new appreciation for spirituality and the world around them.
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Fans of the poet, dancer, and acclaimed writer Maya Angelou will enjoy watching this short but in-depth interview. Last year, TIME sat down with Angelou to discuss everything from her unusual relationship with her mother to the reasoning behind writing seven autobiographies.
Angelou starts off by admitting that while she’s written several autobiographies about herself, since she’s in her 80s she says she may want to write another one since she’s not sure how long she’ll be around. She jokes that she’ll probably be working on a manuscript when “the Lord says Maya, it’s time!”
Angelou goes on to explain how she has woven her unusual relationship with her mother in almost all her books, but it was in Mom & Me & Mom that their dynamic takes center stage. She says it took a long time to come to a place “where she could see her mother fully”; she didn’t know or trust her own mother for a very long time.
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