Spiritual Awakening Radio explores the world of spirituality, comparative religion, world scriptures and other books, East and West, God, meditation, near death experiences, the vegan diet, and ahimsa ethics — education for a more peaceful planet.
"There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now." (Buddha)
Mission Statement: 'There's not just one religion — there are thousands. After years of being concerned that too few voices, too few points of view were getting heard when it comes to spiritual paths and world religions — that the radio airwaves were not reflecting the diversity that really exists — I started producing my own programs, exploring the world of spirituality, comparative religion, meditation, mysticism, vegetarianism, the vegan diet, and books, bringing to the airwaves the gentle voices of Saints, the Wisdom of Masters or Mystics, world scriptures, sacred texts, the great spiritual traditions and classics of the East & the West.'
Welcome to the website for Spiritual Awakening Radio. Have been involved with Public Radio, Radio Earth, Radio For Peace International, the Community Radio movement, Wisdom Radio (satellite radio and television), am an independent producer currently creating educational programs and spiritual podcasts for several stations including HealthyLife.Net, the Positive Talk Radio Network.
My focus is spirituality and education for a more peaceful planet: using the radio airwaves, the spoken word, book reviews, online social networking and blogging to promote spirituality, meditation, comparative religion, religious literacy, inter-faith studies and dialogue, peace between nations and religions. This includes raising consciousness about ahimsa principals of non-violence in thought, word, and deed, and focusing attention on civilization-busting issues like climate change, and promoting the vegan diet. "Be Vegan. Make Peace." Am always interested in networking with organizations that desire the constructive use of media to advance health, well-being, understanding, human rights, social justice, equality — positive change.
Interests: World Scriptures and Spiritual Classics of the Great Schools of Spirituality: Kabbalah, Hebrew Scriptures, The Essenes, Dead Sea Scrolls, Zohar, Ethiopian Bible, Books of Enoch, Odes of Solomon, Ebionites, Nassenes, Mandaeans, Nag Hammadi Library, Pistis Sophia, Trimorphic Protennoia, Gospel of Thomas (114 Sayings of Jesus), Sayings Gospel Q (the Source Gospel), Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Vegetarian Gospels, New Testament, Apocrypha, Lost Books of the Bible, Corpus Hermeticum, Pythagoreans, Gnostic Gospels, Gnosticism (Valentinians, Barbeloites, Sethians, Manichaeans, Cathers, Bogomils, etc...), Christian Mysticism (Hesychasm, Eastern Orthodox Mysticism, Coptic and Syriac Fathers, Monasticism, Quietism, the Beguines, Gottesfreunde or Friends of God — Lovers of the Beloved, Brethren of the Free Spirit, Jacob Boehme, Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen, Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, Quakers, Classics of Western Spirituality, etc...), Baal Shem Tov, Sufism (Rumi, Hafez, Rabia, Sarmad, Baba Farid, Hazrat Sultan Bahu — Sufi Poet-Mystics), Bahai Faith, Hidden Words of Baha'u'llah, Tahirih, Mystical Talks of 'Abdu'l-Baha', Poetry of the Classic Sants of India, Mystics of the East, Sant Mat and Eastern Mysticism, the Path of the Masters: India, Hinduism, Yoga Sutras, Eight Limbs of Yoga, Buddhism, Buddha, Surangama Sutra, Quan Yin, Jainism, Jain Sutras, Ahimsa Ethics, Mahavira, Taoism, The Sikhs, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Gita Govinda, Narada Bhakti Sutras, Gorakhnath, Kabir, Kabir Panth, Anurag Sagar, Kabir Sagar, the Bijak of Guru Kabir, the Sakhis or Ethical Teachings of Kabir, Guru Nanak and the Sikh Gurus, Adi Granth (Shri Guru Granth Sahib), Dasam Granth, Janamsakhis, Bhai Nand Lal, Ravidas, Mira Bai, Sahjo Bai, Daya Bai, Radha Ji, Dadu Panch Vani, Dadu Dayal, Padavali of Sant Namdev, Tulsi Das, Tukarama, Dharamdas, Sant Dariya Sahib of Bihar, Param Sant Tulsi Sahib of Hathras, Sant Radhasoami Sahib (Radhaswami, Radhasoami Faith, Sar Bachan Poetry, Prem Patra, Prem Bani), Kirpal Singh, Baba Devi Sahab, Maharshi Mehi Paramhans, Swami Santsevi Ji Maharaj, Swami Achyutanad Baba, Swami Bhagirath Baba, Swami Vyasanand Baba, etc...— Guidance by Living Teachers, and Other Books That Matter — A Format of Essays and Interviews.
All for the Love of Wisdom and Radio,
Producer, Writer, and Host,
Spiritual Awakening Radio,
September 1988 — Present
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Photography by Marilana Rufo.