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Bigger Than It Looks, January 5, 2013 I’ve been reading Soulistry for five days now, and I am only on the second page. I think this little book is bigger than it looks! I have read many good books on creativity, inspiration and spirituality, but this one is different. It’s a guide, but not a […]

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Bk Review: Patte Leathe (Amazon reviewer) This book is a wonderful tool to getting inside the creative process, delving into the spiritual aspects of creating art. Sharing this process was a wonderful gift from the author.    

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Maffin has given us a real gift in “Soulistry”. Unlike far too many books on spiritual matters, “Souistry” offers all comers a cordial and restorative way into the exploration and care of the interior life. www.phyllistickle.com  Phyllis Tickle is the founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY and was Academic Dean to the […]

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June Maffin delivers what the subtitle of her book promises, “Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality”. Starting with the invention of a new word “SOULISTRY,” she guides her readers through the creation of a journal and lets them find their own “answers within”. She brings to the writing of this book an impressive educational background (ordained […]

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A Book You Can Take With You !!, 23 Aug 2011 By Tom Evans “Author of Art & Science of Light B… (Surrey, UK) Soulistry is a simple book yet incredibly complex. It is a small book but hugely big. You can read it in an afternoon yet it can take a lifetime (or lifetimes) […]

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I gasped in delight as I pulled Soulistry from its shipping envelope and saw the delicate image of dandelion seeds drifting on a gentle breeze. I smiled at an image of June Maffin’s thoughts wafting like the seeds of that dandelion, and wondered if they would sprout and multiply like the humble dandelion in souls […]

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Those familiar with the Artist’s Way or with popular modern therapies, know well the importance of journaling. Morning pages, the stream of consciousness daily deposit advocated by Julia Cameron, reveals to those who write them the mysteries of their moods and an eventual break to inner chatter. Many authors, inspired by Cameron’s effective system for […]

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I have written daily in a spiritual journal for more than thirty years.  It began in response to an invitation - not unlike the one June Maffin extends here – only it was a different time and place for me. Still, her welcome encouragement speaks to me after all these years. The author offers both excitement and adventure in new spiritual growth that […]

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Looking for a tonic? Try an elixir for the spirit By: Diana Swift staff writer Soulistry. In case you’re wondering, “soulistry” is a neologism coined by the Rev. Dr. June Mack Maffin as shorthand for artistry of the soul. Her new book of the same name, published April 29 and subtitled “Creative Ways to Nurture […]

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Many of us yearn for spiritual connection or, once connected, spiritual growth, but don’t know how to begin on that path.  Some of us don’t know how to look at our lives, without automatically seeing only the negative — the imperfections and what hasn’t been accomplished. Others of us have done some spiritual work and […]

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Dr. June Maffin has marked the trail for all of us seeking a deeper, creative and more meaningful life. Amazon has released, artid member June Maffin’s guide to the within. Entitled Soulistry, Artistry of the Soul. June has thoughtfully structured the book in such a way that the outcome of each person’s journey will be […]

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This is a book about questions; the little ponderings and the big life-changers. It’s also about breaking the questions down into manageable bits that can lead to illumination through “prompts”, explains author June Mack Maffin in “Soulistry – Artistry of the Soul”. Many people go through life wondering, even worrying, about those BIG questions. “How […]

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Soulistry is right on target, suggesting that creative playfulness is a very important part of a lively spirituality. The Gospel of Matthew tells of Jesus saying that we need to become as little children in order to see the Kingdom of Heaven. Childlike creativity and playfulness improve our spiritual vision. We are encouraged to forget […]

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Feathered Quill reviewer: This beautifully creative, peaceful book will enable the reader to look within and peacefully nurture their soul while developing their spiritual nature. It is during times of adversity that we begin to ponder the meaning of the universe and our very existence. Many begin to think they have nothing to offer the world […]

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Soulistry—Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality by June Maffin is a book of journal prompts and questions that are intended to make you think more deeply about the spiritual aspects of your being. She stresses the importance of the Soul-Questions as being that of clarifying what you believe and think about […]

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“Soulistry is a magic word of open soul searching.  Here is a book that promotes love, kindness, health, wisdom and happiness.  It will awaken your body, mind and spirit” Henry Landry, Author, Philosopher, Buddhist Teacher  www.penlan.com

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A Conversation With Dr. June (Mack) Maffin Author Of Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture your Spirituality by  Norm Goldman, Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Today, Bookpleasures.com is honored to have as our guest Dr. June (Mack) Maffin who has just completed her third book, Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture your Spirituality […]

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In “Soulistry”, spiritual teacher June Maffin has gathered from her own deep experience a heap of treasures: words of wisdom from across the ages, to which she has attached some very pertinent and moving questions for self-reflection and self-examination. It’s a book which I would give to any seeker. I love it. Donald Grayston, co-director, […]

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I read a new resource this week that is helpful in creating space in our lives for God. The book is called Soulistry – Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality by June Mack Maffin. Using one of my favorite practices, journaling, Maffin provides 80 inspirational quotes and spiritual reflection questions to […]

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“Soulistry- Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality” leads us into a creative journey in finding our authentic selves as co-creators of a new Earth.  Traveling through Soulistry, stopping to drink in the 80 quotes of wisdom, Journal Prompts, and listening to your heart’s response in answering the Soul-Questions, brings the reader […]

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