February 4, 2018
I’m pleased to announce that Classical Considerations is now available in a print edition. Life’s foundational questions come elegantly to the fore in this skillfully crafted nonfiction story about the late John H. Finley, Jr.
For 51 years Finley was the celebrated and erudite Eliot Professor of the Classics at Harvard. His musings transport readers on a soul-engaging journey of contemplation. Luminous and compellingly relevant, his story leads readers into direct engagement with the fundamental wisdom questions of a fulfilled life.
Classical Considerations is a small treasure, offering a compact but brilliantly lyrical array of intellectual sparks to help kindle enduring knowledge.
December 31, 2017
I’m pleased to offer readers an engaging compilation of keys for adept aging. It’s not my wisdom, per se, but rather the wisdom of the ages gathered and curated in an easy-to-read, and poetic form. Teach Us to Number Our Days is now available in both print and ebook editions.
Would you happen to know anyone who happens to be growing older? As a gift, this small treasure can serve to uplift and enrich them as they condense their life experience in soul memory.
October 30, 2013
Grandfather Leon Secatero
The late Navajo elder Leon Secatero once told me that he saw the Wind Walkers take corn pollen in their mouths to bless their words before they spoke to him.
“The elders talked about positive things, focusing on the positive to make things happen, to bring in good energy so that life will continue. They said to use song, prayer, dance to focus on positive thought, and to help us go forward on the path to the future in a good way, in a sacred way.”
“What I was shown,” Grandfather Leon told me, “was the way we should be, how we must be to influence the future, and also to influence all the plants, the animals, the waters, the air and the fire.
“It’s important. I came to a knowing that the only way you can have the power, is through the color and the light of positive thought and energy. Put all your concentration on this, not other things.
“Put your concentration on the positive. That’s how it’s done.”
– Excerpt from a forthcoming Soul*Sparks book
by author Steven McFadden
September 25, 2013
From now until October 31, 2013, you can save 20% off the cost of the Soul*Sparks ebook, Classical Considerations: Musings Prompted by the Late Harvard Master John H. Finley, Jr.
To purchase the book at the sale price, follow this link to the Classical Considerations web page, and select the ebook, Smartphone or PDF format you want, and then on the check out page enter coupon code RV74E.
A discount on wisdom! Such a deal.
Like shards of pottery excavated from some ancient site, the fragments of Master Finley and the classics offered herein allow readers to extrapolate and to experience some of the debate and discussion that he spurred at Harvard – questions and responses that remain eminently relevant.