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ImagiNews: March 2011


A free electronic copy of June 2011 edition of ImagiNews is available here:

From the Co-Editors Desks

By Bev Hollander, BSN, MS, HNB-BC and Judith Ewing, M.Ed., M.A., CIH

Judith’s thoughts:

Judith Ewing

Centered within the esoteric theme of “Enlightenment,” another powerfully creative issue of ImagiNews has evolved. The scene is set by the striking beauty of our cover – Belinda Paton’s painting entitled “Pink Lotus.” From there, the submissions provide an eclectic view regarding the attainment of Enlightenment. After being dark last month, we welcome the return of Dr. Epstein’s column which discusses the place of Imagination in the context of Enlightenment. Other submissions approach this theme though theoretical-based orientations and through discussions of everyday practical uses of Imagery within both professional settings and our authors’ lives. There are also submissions of a whimsical nature to assist our travel along the road toward Enlightenment. Bev and I hope that you enjoy this very special issue.

Based on the requests of those wanting to submit their work to ImagiNews, Bev and I jumped into action and created an all- important SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES for you. (See p. 5) These guidelines will provide information regarding the requirements, deadline, word count, etc. four our journal.

This brings us to your co-editors request to put on you r thinking caps one more time. We have room for a couple of articles for the June issue themed “Ritual” due May 1.

I humbly and graciously appreciate the Enlightenment that individually and collectively enriches this issue, and me through your presented thoughts.



Bev’s thoughts:

Bev Hollander IPY 2010

Enlightenment is as simple as a new understanding of the same old thing or as complicated as becoming an Enlightened Being. The Image that comes to my mind when I think of the latter is of a smiling, meditating Buddha who appears to be in a constant state of bliss. I do believe it is possible to achieve said state. Occasionally I find myself getting glimpses of the true ease and happiness that can be found there – at least a big enough glimpse to notice a difference between ordinary, everyday plodding versus a quiet, restful and contented space no matter what surrounds me in that moment. May we find Enlightenment!

Thanks to each and every one of you for your generous and thought provoking submissions. Because of your contributions, ImagiNews continues to deliver high quality material, so much of which I find Enlightening. After you read this issue, please consider writing us with your thoughts. Hearing from you enables us to better meet your needs in the production of this journal.


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