Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #24 - 18JUN11

The Mystical Positivist is now a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. Listen live on Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00pm, PST, via the web at KOWS Live Stream.

This week's podcast features:
  • A discussion with Jim Wilson, poet and Many Rivers co-founder, on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. This year is the 400th Anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. Considered by many to the crown jewel of English literature, it has exerted, and continues to exert a pervasive influence on the English speaking world. There are countless expressions we use every day that come from the KJB: 'the skin of our teeth', 'apple of your eye', 'woe is me', 'render unto Caesar', 'holier than thou', 'nothing new under the sun', 'scapegoat', 'a law unto themselves', 'my brother's keeper', and many others. In a sense we are all still speaking in the manner of the King James Bible. The evening will discuss how the KJB was created, how it has come to exert such a wide influence, and will celebrate its 400 year presence.
  • Jim Wilson is a former Buddhist monk, former prison chaplain, and continues his spiritual quest in the Quaker tradition. He spends much of his free time writing poetry.

More information about Jim Wilson's work and interests can be found at:

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