Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #197 - 26SEP15

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:
  • An pre-recorded conversation with Jim Wilson, Quaker practitioner, poet, former Zen monk, abbot, and chaplain at an institution for the criminally insane. Jim is a co-founder of Many Rivers Books & Tea in Sebastopol, CA. We discuss with him the topic of becoming familiar with silence. Jim writes: “The practice of interior silence is a subtle spiritual path. Most of us have experience with exterior silence from hiking in nature or times of chosen solitude. How do we find the peace and serenity of exterior silence within, when our minds are so busy and raucous? The way of interior silence is simple and accessible to anyone: scholar and worker, monastic and layperson. It is a type of prayer that one can engage with at any time, under any circumstances.” Based on the Quaker tradition of silent prayer, and integrating other traditions' approaches to interior silence, Jim discusses his own journey into that realm of true peace.
More information about Jim Wilson's work and interests can be found at:


  1. First time to visit... How do I listen to show # 197, or other of your archived radio Shows?

  2. You can click on the links: Podcast Part 1 and Podcast Part 2. If that does not immediately cause the audio to start playing, you may need to right click on the link, download the MP3 file to your desktop, and then click on the local copy to cause your media player to play the recording. Let me know if this works.