IX: The Stranger & the Road - Spencer Reese


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The Stranger & the Road - The day before Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to a quarter-million onlookers from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the poet Spencer Reece was born. Spencer is the author of “The Clerk’s Tale” and “The Road to Emmaus.” The documentary “Voices Beyond the Wall” chronicles his experience teaching young girls to write poetry at their orphanage in San Pedro Sula, Honduras – the murder capital of the world. His story tells not only what persistence can yield. His is a clear example that life is anything but over when one breaks free from the shackles of alcoholism. In fact, it’s met with unlimited and, sometimes, dreamlike possibilities. Hear Spencer’s story in this episode of The Path to Authenticity with host, Tom Gentry. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Rolling Sea – Vetiver, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, To a Band that I Loved – Jason Isbell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XXV: The Soul Assignment or Sealed Orders - Lauren Artress


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The Soul Assignment or Sealed Orders: Lauren Artress is the Author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice.  The burnout she experienced from her work at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral, in the mid 1980’s, led her toward the path to becoming the foremost expert on the labyrinth in the Western world. She created Veriditas, a non-profit devoted to organizing pilgrimages to sacred sites and carrying the labyrinth message around the world. She sees the walking meditation the labyrinth offers as a tool to truly integrate mind, body, and spirit. Hear Lauren’s conversation with host, Tom Gentry, on episode 25 of The Path to Authenticity. To learn more about the labyrinth, click here. Find the worldwide labyrinth locater here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Infinite Content – Arcade Fire, Take ‘Em Away –  Old Crow Medicine Show, Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Roy Acuff, rights obtained from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)