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A Day in Eternity John Gillespie Magee Jr. Author of "High Flight"

John Magee to be Memorialized in Bronze

(Above) Sketch of the proposed bronze statue of John Gillespie Magee Jr by Anthony Dufort. World War II pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr. is a historical figure underlying a major character in A Day in Eternity. He was made famous by his sonnet, titled “High Flight,” about the mystical experiences many pilots have while flying. […]

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A Day in Eternity John Gillespie Magee Jr. Author of "High Flight"

A Day in Eternity Runner-Up in Indie Contest

A Day in Eternity by Kathryn Gabriel Loving was recently named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2017. Loving’s novel is a finalist of the Inspirational Fiction category in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA), the world’s largest non-profit book awards program for independent […]

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Books on the Southwest by Kathryn Gabriel (Loving)

Marietta Wetherill, Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon: Chapter One

Above: Marietta Wetherill photographed at the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904. The following is the first chapter in my book, Marietta Wetherill, Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon. First published in 1992 and reprinted by the University of New Mexico Press in 1997, this is a first-hand account of life in the […]

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A Day in Eternity John Gillespie Magee Jr. Author of "High Flight"

The Spiritual Meaning of John Gillespie Magee’s Poem “High Flight”

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth … put out my hand and touched the face of God.” These lines from John Gillespie Magee’s 1941 poem, “High Flight,” have inspired generations of aviators. Written from the perspective of an aircraft at 30,000 feet, we can understand the spiritual intent. At a deeper level, […]

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A Day in Eternity John Gillespie Magee Jr. Author of "High Flight"

John Gillespie Magee Loved Elinor Lyon

(Photo: Elinor Bruce Lyon in Women’s Royal Naval Service uniform in 1942. John Gillespie Magee, Jr., in Royal Canadian Air Force Uniform, 1941.) John Gillespie Magee, Jr., the WWII poet and fighterpilot who wrote “High Flight,” the anthem of aviators for seventy-five years, left the world with an even greater legacy—more than a hundred letters […]

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The Logos of Soul

My Journeys to Selçuk-Ephesus – A Guest Post by Francine Ney

Above: Roman aqueduct, Selçuk, Turkey. (Photo by F. Ney.) Note: This past summer, Francine Ney wrote the following note to me regarding Ephesus near Selçuk, Turkey, the setting for my novel The Logos of Soul: “When visiting my sister in November 2015, her partner Jock gave me The Logos of Soul off his bookshelf explaining […]

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The Logos of Soul

Interview with Kathryn Gabriel Loving

Q. Kathryn, you’ve written a number of non-fiction books on a range of topics that include archaeology, travel, history, and mythology. What influence did these books have on your novel, The Logos of Soul? A. I have always been interested in the profound similarities of beliefs that span temporal and geographical boundaries. For instance my […]

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Articles on the Light and Sound Teachings

The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife and the Light and Sound Teachings

(Above: English translation of the GosJesWife papyrus fragment put forth by Harvard scholar Karen King.) Update: On June 20, 2016, Harvard scholar Karen King reportedly told the Boston Globe that the papyrus fragment bearing some evidence that Jesus might have been married to a woman named Mary seems to have been a fabrication. This doesn’t […]

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Articles on the Light and Sound Teachings

The Mystical Image of the Swan

Why is that scene in The Notebook where Noah rows Allie through a lake full of geese and swans so captivating to us? Besides their outward beauty, swans are the archetypal image for romance, for purity, grace, love, and devotion. Because this regal creature also symbolizes spiritual transcendency, we chose the swan for the cover […]

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The River Soul: An Essay on the Return Journey

The Rio de las Animas, the River of Souls, seeping through my sun-kilned valley is at first glance nearly barren. But it is far from infertile. So much of this river’s body deceptively flows beneath the surface, nourishing the Russian olives, cottonwoods, and salt cedars that grow in its margins. Whatever remains is siphoned off […]