• April 18, 2023
    Hitchhiking to Freedom

    Dear readers, As an editor at a spirituality and self-help publisher, I learn profound lessons from all the books and authors I work with. In fact, I often joke that it’s like getting paid to do therapy all day—there’s just no way to spend so much time reading and editing uplifting books without having those […]

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    April 18, 2023
    A Tale of Two Waterfalls

    Dear Readers,    For the first three years I lived on my land here in rural Hawaii, I didn’t have running water. Instead, I hauled drinking water from a spring in five-gallon jugs, and set out buckets to catch rainwater for washing dishes. This sounds like a hardship, and it was—but the upside of living […]

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    February 27, 2023
    The Downside of "Having it All"

    Dear readers,    Ever since I moved to my small, off-grid community in rural Hawaii, I’ve relied less and less on the grocery store for my daily sustenance, and now live to a large extent on food grown or foraged within a short walk of my home.   A record of my meals is a record […]

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    February 2, 2023
    Is the Mind an Escape Room?

    Dear readers,   Sometimes—many times—my work at Hierophant just makes me grin. Reading Professor Chris Niebauer’s brand new book last weekend was one of those times. In The No Self, No Problem Workbook: Exercises and Practices from Neuropsychology and Buddhism to Help You Lose Your Mind, he writes, “What if life is an escape room? […]

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    December 15, 2022
    Pruning Trees, Words, & Life

    Dear readers,   My land here in Hawaii is bordered by a guava thicket. The first year I lived here, I gathered entire buckets of the round, fleshy fruit, and spent many happy afternoons making juice and jelly. The following year, I eagerly awaited the return of guava season, only to discover that the harvest […]

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    November 23, 2022
    The Magic of Nature

    Hello dear readers! As I mentioned in last month’s newsletter (which you can read here if you missed it), I am the new senior editor at Hierophant Publishing. One of my first tasks in this role has been to familiarize myself with our catalogue by reading as many Hierophant books as possible (which gives new […]

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    October 18, 2022
    The Hawaiian Tradition of Pau Hana

    Dear readers,   Hello! My name is Hilary, and I’m the newest editor at Hierophant Publishing. Over the coming months, I’ll be working behind the scenes to bring you fantastic books from some of your favorite Hierophant authors. You’ll also be hearing from me in our new monthly newsletter. I am thrilled to join such […]

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    April 5, 2021
    Creativity goes well beyond making stuff...

    Cultivating the Art of Aliveness by Flora Bowley   I often say that creativity is an essential part of being human. To understand this, quickly take a moment to imagine life without it. We would miss out on things like music, poetry, dance, literature, theater, new inventions, and so much else! However, there are also […]

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    April 21, 2020
    There’s Never Been a Better Time to Find Your Center…

        These are unprecedented times. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching and complex, and no matter what your personal circumstances may be, it is easy to become overwhelmed by it all. As always, but especially now, we encourage you to treat yourself with gentleness, compassion, and care. Take time to rest […]

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    February 27, 2020
    The Transformative Power of Unconditional Love

    February, despite its chilly weather, is the season in which we take some time as a culture to celebrate love…but what about the love of self? Much of the time it feels like the hardest person to love is the one we live with every second of every day of our lives…ourselves. Below, two leading […]

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