Drawing Your Own Path

Since publishing "Drawing Your Own Path : 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation" with Parallax Press in 2016, John Simon has begun organizing a community of creative contemplatives; people interested in exploring Art and Meditation. For this community podcast, he is recording discussions and interviews with contemporary artists and contemplatives about their personal experiences and lessons from their practices. Enjoy!


Episode 19 : John F Simon Jr


After interviewing Deborah J Haynes in episode #17 the conversation hasn't stopped! In this episode the tables are turned and Deborah interviews me. We delve deeply into studio practice and the source of creativity.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.9MB - Duration: 1:14:52 m (131 kbps 44100 Hz)

Episode 18 : Olivia Gatwood


Poet, performer, and author of "New American Best Friend," Olivia Gatwood joins me for a discussion of poets on the road and the storytelling sources of her creativity. Find out more about Olivia Gatwood at oliviagatwood.com

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 57.57MB - Duration: 1:00:04 m (134 kbps 44100 Hz)

Episode 9 : Rick Jarow


I chat with author, professor of religious studies, and mystic Rick Jarrow about the sources of creativity, his current retreat, and how the open masculine archetype is so important today.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 84.71MB - Duration: 1:06:03 m (179 kbps 32000 Hz)