Lessons From My Year of Living Spiritually: A Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience,” wrote the poet Emily Dickinson. Anne shares her difficult journey of leaving a fundamentalist religion as well as insights from her whirlwind year of experimenting with two dozen spiritual practices—from singing to solitude to going to a witch camp and heading out on a pilgrimage—and how they taught her to live more attentively and authentically in the world.

All of us are on a spiritual journey yet so often we neglect this essential aspect of our lives. 

Anne Bokma is an award winning freelance journalist and the author of My Year of Living Spiritually: One Woman’s Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life released by publisher Douglas & McIntyre in October 2019. She is a long-time member of the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton. Full bio here: annebokma.com

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