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“James Hilgendorf”

Traveling to a New America – Taos, New Mexico

Tweet Taos, New Mexico. This week, “Traveling to a New America” stopped in Taos, New Mexico, at SOMOS – the Society of the Muse of the Southwest – where I gave a reading from one of my books, “A New Myth for America“, and held a discussion afterwards with a small group from the audience [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Alamo Square

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Summer.  Alamo Square, San Francisco ____________________ Summer, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think it’s a really divided country. I feel like everything is at extremes right now.  You have this hurt and anxiety and fear coming out of what recently [...]

Waking Up To Who You Really Are – Talk by James Hilgendorf, Santa Barbara, Ca. Wednesday, 1-11-2017

Tweet James Hilgendorf, author of “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”, will be speaking on Wednesday, January 11th, at Unity of Santa Barbara, sponsored by the Santa Barbara, California chapter of the International Association for Near Death Experiences. Many people who have gone through near-death experiences, talk of crossing a bridge or river, or going [...]

Mexico’s Hurricane is Bearing Down Upon Us All

Tweet Mexico’s hurricane, the largest storm ever to veer off the Atlantic and Pacific waters, is about to roll onto the west coast of our southern neighbor. Batten down the hatches, it’s here. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away, I am dreaming.  The mottled clouds overhead, at day’s end, are beautiful.  The sky stretches out so [...]

The True America: Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson

Tweet Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman wrote of a vision and dream of America that still inspires us. It was the seminal dream of America.  It was a dream that, to many today, seems lost; but which still lives on, awaiting fulfillment. A reading from “A New Myth for the World” [...]

Speaker Series: Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective

Tweet “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective” is one of the speaker series talks now being given to different groups around the country by author James Hilgendorf.  The talks are based upon one of the author’s books of the same name – “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”. The book grew out of a program [...]

America Reborn

Tweet The old dreams of America are dying. These were white-washed fences, and movies where you never saw anyone with a different looking face.  Flags waving in the wind, sweetness everywhere, good guys and bad guys, America forever, blessed by God on high, and dreams of onward and upward, forever and ever. Our dreams have [...]

Madhouse of the Universe

Tweet “We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” These were the words of the great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.  They applied in his day, and they apply in our own time. Looking around the world today, it is indeed [...]

A Hole in Our Heart

Tweet A young girl I met tonight.  Seemingly bright, inquisitive, quick to respond.  You would think: a lovely young girl. Yet we were talking in a small group later, and she began relating her inner life and feelings. She had been in a deep depression for over a year.  At times she would think of [...]

Stars & Suns & Who Are We?

Tweet The star Betelgeuse burns brightly, heading towards its death a million years from now – giant of a sun, broad as our solar system, dwarfing our own sun, red and glowering, filled with anger and hate, a monstrosity beyond our imagining, where we are nothing, the corridors and streets of our hometowns and small [...]