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August 2020

Traveling to a New America – Ten complete books in a New E-book Collection.

The Collected Works of James Hilgendorf, Ten Complete Books, is now available in e-book format for the first time from your favorite online bookseller. Included in the collection are these books: Traveling to a New AmericaA New Myth for AmericaForever HerePoems of Death: Time for EternityLife & Death: A Buddhist PerspectiveHandbook for Youth in a […]

Drum Roll – A Call for Patriots

Racism and religious bigotry are two of the viruses that need to be rooted out once and for all from the American psyche. We are confronting both at this crucial juncture in our nation’s history. In his pamphlet, “Common Sense”, one of our great Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, called out to his compatriots for help […]

Hurricanes, Pandemics & Poetry

______________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books. To arrange talks, contact the author.

Dreams & Dead Dreams: Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Vacaville, Ca.

Just one of the many people I met on the street, just before the coronavirus. Stefan.  Vacaville, California ____________________________ Stefan, what’s your take on America at this time? “I think that America has lost its way, has lost its soul.  In a lot of ways, I’m starting to feel like maybe this experiment was a […]


HURRICANE A hurricane bears down once again. Enormous swaths of water spume and spiral over the waters and the landscape. The gods are angry once again. Yes, there are gods.  A hurricane is a god.  Crows clustering in bare trees are diviners and gods.  The sun and moon are gods. They are all an extension […]

The Coming American Cataclysm

It has been said there is a cyclical 30-year or generational cycle in American history, evidenced by a return to the original ideals and dreams of the Republic. In the 1930’s, we saw the emergence of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, which followed years of rampant capitalism and the crash of the Stock Market in 1929, […]

When You Come to a Wall

When you come to a wall…. This is the point of supreme opportunity.  This is a sign of gathering force, and a new way forward. The universe is behind you all the way, but it is up to you. Doubt, resignation, loss of hope, lack of faith, hesitation, fear – all aligned in a row […]

Ida B. Wells & The George Floyd Protests

Ida B. Wells, African-American journalist and a leader in the early Civil Rights Movement, was widely known for her campaign against the practice of the lynching of African-Americans. Born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1862, just a few months before the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves was issued by President Abraham Lincoln, she grew […]

America & The World – A New Spiritual Civilization Being Born

Amid the fracturing of identities around the world, and the descent into political and social chaos here at home in America, a new world is being born. Seeds of a great new spiritual civilization are sprouting everywhere – in this place, in that place, in common circumstances, like the distant crowing of a cock before […]

Time for the Heart of a Lion

Death is the failure to unleash the power of your own life.  Death is the stifling of your voice. Dreams incubate in the inner realm of our mind, crying for expression, one after the other, seeking a tongue, seeking to paint the universe beyond in the colors and drama of our own mind. Life and […]