Sanctuary for Humanity

Readings of the Sanctuary  




Walking on Sacred Soil: In Memory of Thomas Berry, by Nancy Mangano Rowe

Date: June 2011

Pages: 9


“The late, great eco-theologian Thomas Berry, along with other Earth scholars, native teachers, deep ecologists, eco-psychologists, and eco-spiritual beings-has brought us into deep awareness that we are part of a greater whole, a universe that is ever-expanding and forever creative.”

Glorious Chaos: by Deveron Long


Date: February 2011

Pages: 1


“Brambles, thorns, and thickets stand in patient attention, wading up to their knees in slow-moving water. This is glorious chaos—from the eyes of the human.”

Lessons from a Tree, by Deveron Long


Date: February 2011

Pages 2


Have you ever experienced an inexplicable attraction to a natural object? Here’s my experience.

Exploring my Inner Wilderness, by Deveron Long


Date: March 2011

Pages: 4


“My anticipation heightens as I approach the last row of commercial buildings at the edge of the small Central Valley town. How many of Oakdale’s 19,000 inhabitants are cowboys, I wonder?”

A Thousand Hues of Green: Writings from the Personal Journal of Deveron Long


Date: February 2011 – March 2011

Pages: 32

This is the entire collection of journal writings from Deveron Long during sacred interactions with nature through a six-week ecospirituality course at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

Night, by Deveron Long


Date: March 2011

Pages: 1


Poem and photograph



Healer’s Apprentice, by Deveron Long


Date: June 2011

Length: 4 pages


This information expressed in fairy tale format explains the essence of the author’s personal integral healing model.

Nonlocal Healing, by Deveron Long


Date: May 2010

Length: 6 pages


Many miracles of remote healing have been the focus of attention under the guise of different names—distance healing, distance intentionality, spiritual healing, energy healing, psychic healing, vibrational healing, consciousness-based healing, psychokinesis, prayer healing, quantum healing, subtle energy healing, and nonlocal healing.

Personal Integral Healing Model, by Magloire del Rocío Aguirre Trujillo

Date: June 2011

Length: 10 pages


“My Personal Integral Healing Model starts from the premises that: (a) Healing is a transpersonal experience itself that goes beyond the individual to heal family and social relationships as well as our relation with the earth and the universe as a whole so that we can recover the balance and harmony within the web of life. . .”

Reconnective Healing, by Deveron Long

Date: April 2011

Length: 12 pages


Read one woman’s experience as she battles her own skepticism while learning this new healing modality.

Mortal Lessons - An Excerpt, by Richard Selzer, M.D.


Date: 1974

Length: 2 pages


This poignant excerpt reveals the critical element missing from our current health care paradigm.

Health and Wholeness


Hot Stone Massage, by Deveron Long


Date: April 2011

Length: 2 pages


“I can say without a doubt that one of the more challenging tasks in life is to come home after Hot Stone Therapy and write a reflection paper about the experience. This particular body modality is incredibly relaxing—for me much more so than Swedish or Shiatsu massage. . .”

Nutrition and Health, A Few Thoughts on Becoming a Vegetarian, by Deveron Long

Date: April 2011

Length: 4 pages


"Happy Anniversary to Me! Three years ago today I realized for the first time that I didn’t need to consume animal flesh. It was a rather odd transition in my life—completely unexpected."

The Power of Qigong, by Deveron Long


Date: August 2011

Length: 3 pages


“Qigong is the low impact, no cost, no stress, easy-to-learn modality I had been searching for—for myself and for others! So now I would like to share the power of Qigong with you.”

Tai Chi and Aging, by Deveron Long


Date: April 2011

Length: 3 pages


“Every week my 77 year-old mother looks more and more frail. A year ago when I brought her back from her home in Nevada after her husband’s death, she weighed a frightening 89 pounds. Today she weighs 102, and yet she looks even more unsteady on her feet than before.”



Stress Reduction Program, The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School


Date: Retrieved from August 2, 2011

Length: 4 pages


“If you want to learn how to take better care of yourself and discover a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind—and if you are willing to actively engage in your own health and well-being, we welcome your participation in our eight-week program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.”


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