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Andrea R. Garrison, host of the popular heart-centered radio show Online with Andrea, has reviewed Peggy Rubin’s To Be and How to Be: Transforming Your Life Through Sacred Theatre.

I am grateful to Peggy Rubin for living her life at center stage and taking the time to write this amazing book that is a great resource for me. Indeed the whole world is a stage and every single person collectively plays an integral part which is vital to the entire universe. I am sure that Peggy’s book will transcend time and will be a treasured resource for many in the future as well. To learn more about Peggy Rubin and her work in Sacred Theatre visit and listen to the onlinewithandrea interview with Peggy Rubin.

Andrea R. Garrison, host and producer of OnlineWithAndrea

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The New Age Blog reviewed Patrice Chaplin’s September release

The Portal: An Initiate’s Journey into the Secret of Rennes-le-Château!

The Portal by Patrice Chaplin is a multi-layered read, the levels of which are still making themselves apparent, even days after I turned the last page. On the simplest level, it is beautifully written, the author being superbly adept at never reminding the reader that they are in fact, reading a book. It feels as if we are actually on a journey with her, frightening at times, and always breathtaking, through the countryside of Spain and France. We live vicariously through Chaplin and her vulnerabilities as we accompany her on this quest that pushes her to the edge of what she knows, and what she believes she is capable of. We feel her frustrations and celebrate her courage.

Genia Stemper, Book Reviewer, The New Age Blog

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Phillip Gowins, an initiate and representative of the Sufi Order, and author of Practical Sufism: A Field Guide to the Spiritual Path, joins “The Good Doctor” to discuss Sufism in the modern age along with Gowins’ non-dogmatic ideas on this philosophy.

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New Age Retailer reviewed Peggy Rubin’s To Be and How to Be: Transforming Your Life through Sacred Theatre for their Fine Print Online summer books!

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Peggy Rubin is the founding director of the Center for Sacred Theatre in Ashland, Oregon, and a principal teaching associate in Jean Houston’s Mystery Schools. “A play,” she says, “is a story enacted by living actors before a living audience, not filmed, not recorded, but alive now,” and her book encourages readers to experience life as a great play. Traditional theatre, which began as a sacred act, can be used as a metaphor for living life.

Richard D. Wright, Tranquil Things, Derby Line, Vt.

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The New Age Blog reviewed Peggy Rubin’s new release To Be and How to Be: Transforming Your Life through Sacred Theatre.

“What I like and admire about To Be and How to Be is that in times of crises we often ask ourselves how am I going to ‘play’ this one?…An excellent book 5 Stars and highly recommended.”

Trevor Mayes, Publisher of The New Age Blog

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The Magical Buffet, the ecclectic online ‘zine where “spirituality, politics and pop culture collide” poses its popular ’10 Questions’ interview to creative coach Peggy Rubin. Peggy is the author of our new release To Be and How to Be: Transforming Your Life through Sacred Theatre.

Question 3

Could you outline for my readers the way their lives mirror theatre?

Perhaps it is more accurate to say that the theatre mirrors their lives, though since I am so focused on theatre and love it so deeply, one of my friends is fond of saying that for me, rather than theatre providing a metaphor for life, life provides a metaphor for theatre. People enact their lives as stories; they play many different characters in their own lives as well as in the lives of others; they perform on a stage (of the world); they have many different kinds of audiences; they do all this through vocal and physical expression (as actors do); they confront conflict; everything is alive and happening in this precious moment of now (exactly as in the theatre).Peggy Nash Rubin,

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Niles Franz sits down with author Gary Tillery for the July issue of Mindful Metropolis. Gary discusses his inspiration for writing The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biographyof John Lennon.

“He [Lennon] realized that people had their own agendas, but he thought that if we keep our minds on a common goal—a society that is friendlier, more loving—we can make that manifest…It can be hard to be an idealist. So often you are considered naïve or out of touch.”

—Gary Tillery, author of The Cynical Idealist

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