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Harris Newman

Writer, Freelance in Portland, OR

Sacred Space

PRESENTED ON OCT 02, 2018
IN PORTLAND OR @ VOL 27

I’ll be speaking about my Happy Place in relation to Joseph Campbell’s writing on “the sacred space”—i.e., the place you honor/sanctify for creativity and breakthrough—and how I’ve incorporated it into my life. 

Harris Newman is a writer in Portland. You can find his work in Oregon Business Magazine, Vortex Magazine, or on websites of various small business owners. His upcoming book, Dreamweavers, is about stories of people who followed their dreams. He loves basketball, making zines, chocolate chip cookies, or any combination thereof.   

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Sacred Land

BY PENNI BURRELL
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 18, 2014

Penni Burrell shares her story of experience of living in Canada's Northlands and on th importance of honoring scared land–as it connects the people with what's important.

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What is Sacred?

BY VERA DE CHALAMBERT
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Vera de Chalambert, a spiritual story teller and Harvard-educated scholar of Comparative Religion, talks about sacred in regards to the Divine Feminine.  In her presentation she references several world religions including Hinduisim and Christianity. She also teaches and writes about mindfulness in the modern world. 

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Creating Sacred Spaces

BY ROBIN HAINES MERRILL
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Artist, designer, and Christian missionary Robin Haines Merrill talks about creating sacred spaces throughout South Florida. She founded The Upper Room Art Gallery which is a place where artists have the freedom to express themselves spiritually and with artistic integrity in how our work is viewed and sold in the marketplace. 

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Sacred Here and Now

BY ACHIM NOWAK
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Achim Nowak, Founder and President of Influens, not only talks about his sacred space but how to find it right in front of you.  He is the author of several books inspiring his readers to connect deeply and unleash the energetic leader within.

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Sacred Space Holder

BY RACHEL LEVY LMHC
@ VOL 33 ON APR 26, 2016

Rachel Levy, Scared Space Holder at The Sacred Space Miami, talks about the sacred space in relationships.  She is not only an Imago Relationship Therapist, but leader the free-form happening she calls Prayerdanse.

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Space & Place: A Multi-scalar creative approach

BY VREJ HAROUTOUNIAN
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

In this presentation, Vrej Haroutounian takes us on a multi scalar experience of space and place, as we define the phenomena of space creation and the requirements for creative place creation at varied scales.

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Wild Tigers, Sacred Spirits

BY ABHISH S. BIRLA
@ VOL 23 ON JUL 11, 2018

An award-winning producer, director, and editor, Abhish S. Birla talks about telling our stories, whether those stories are about filming wild tigers or being the first person to film a sacred Sundance ceremony.

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The Happy Place of Music

BY SARAH WILLIAMS
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Sarah Williams spent the bulk of her life as an athlete, either in or on top of the water. Athletics was a source of joy and strength, as well as an escape. However, as she transitioned into adulthood, she lost connection to this valuable resource until she discovered a new one. One that would prove to be available not only 24/7, but valuable in more ways than she could have imagined.

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Moments on the Trail

BY GEORGE PURVIS
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 02, 2018

Happiness is not a constant state, it comes in moments. This is a story of finding the best of those moments deep in the woods with my dog, and how I worked to increase those happy moments throughout my life.