Drinking from the River of Light: Creativity & Resilience with Mark Nepo


Bestselling poet Mark Nepo joins Patricia Martin in conversation about our creative lives and nurturing expression to bear witness to the sorrow, depth, and joy of life.

Mark Nepo is a poet, philosopher and a master teacher who has been convening circles and guiding retreats for more than fifty years all over the world. The author of 25 books, Mark has moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, his numerous award-winning books— including The Book of Awakening, Surviving Storms, and Drinking from the River of Light— have been translated into over twenty languages.

Mark’s most recent books are Falling Down and Getting Up: Discovering Your Inner Strength and Resilience and Strength (St. Martin’s Essentials, September, 2023), and The Half-Life of Angels: Three Books of Poems, the first in a series of six volumes to come out, which came out in April 2023.

Mark has appeared several times on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday program. In 2015 he was given a Life-Achievement Award by AgeNation. In 2016 he was named one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People by Watkins: Mind Body Spirit, and was also chosen as one of OWN’s SuperSoul 100, a group of inspired leaders using their gifts and voices to elevate humanity. Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He offer readings, lectures, and retreats internationally. For info on his courses, retreats and books, visit: MarkNepo.com, ThreeIntentions.com, and for his current webinars, check out: Live.MarkNepo.com.

Follow Mark on social media: Facebook: @MarkNepo | Instagram: Mark_Nepo

Patricia Martin, MFA, is the host of Jung in the World. A noted cultural analyst, she applies Jungian theory to her work as a researcher and writer. Author of three books, her work has been featured in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, and USA Today. She holds an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College and an MA in cultural studies at the University College, Dublin (honors). In 2018, she completed the Jungian Studies Program at the C. G. Jung Institute Chicago where she is a professional affiliate. A scholar in residence at the Chicago Public Library, for the last decade she’s been studying the digital culture and its impact on the individuation process. Patricia travels the world giving talks and workshops based on her findings, and has a private consulting practice in Chicago.

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Executive Producer: Ben Law
Hosts: Patricia Martin, Judith Cooper, Daniel Ross, Adina Davidson, and Raisa Cabrera
Interns: Claire Weber, Harris Lencz
Music: Michael Chapman

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