In Joy: The Story of Bodhi Tree Bookstore

I recently interviewed the owners of Crystal Visions in North Carolina for Retailing Insight, the successor to New Age Retailer magazine, marking the retail store’s 30th anniversary in 2019. See that interview with Blair Justice and Joan Colburn here. Doing that work threw me back in time a bit: I was an editor for New…

Jamie Sams on Exploiting Native Spirituality

Ray: Jamie, why do you think many native communities are so resentful of the investigation and use of Native American spirituality by non-native people and religious paths, perhaps especially new-consciousness or New Age people?   Jamie: There are 686 acknowledged tribes in the United States. No one wants to be looked at stereotypically, the way…