Alla Renée Bozarth

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About me

Gender Female
Industry Arts
Occupation Poet, Priest, Counselor, Founder (1975), Director and Priest-in-Charge of Wisdom House, an ecumenical center for soul care, sacramental ministry and inclusive language liturgies, now writing only.
Location Sandy, Oregon, United States
Introduction I'm one of the Philadelphia Eleven who became the first women priests in the Episcopal Church in 1974. In 1975 I founded Wisdom House, an interfaith spirituality and healing center with inclusive language liturgies, soul mending and soul tending, and mentoring for art or ministry. I'm a feminist theologian, certified Gestalt therapist and a poet who enjoys collaborations with other artists. Because of health needs I'm now retired from active ministry and focus on writing. I've written 40 books, half of them published and most of the new ones poetry collections.You'll find contact information and links to all my blogs by clicking on my picture or name above. If you're now on a single theme blog, once you've done that, you can navigate to my main blog, "Alla Bozarth Words and Images Welcoming Light in the Wilderness" on the list. There you'll be able to browse among many posts. Check the Archives for seasonal posts. ~See selected poems: ~Thanks, Love, Light and Blessings to You!
Interests Cosmology, the Brain, Current Events, Global Status of Women, Earth rights, Creature rights, Human rights, progressive politics, Literature, Music, Movies, History, Biography, Geography
Favorite Movies Born Yesterday, The Frisco Kid, Paddington movies, Mondo, Paint Your Wagon, Majority of One, Window to Paris, I Know Where I'm Going, Portrait of Jennie, Love Letters, The World in His Arms, People Will Talk, Spellbound, Keys of the Kingdom, Days of Glory, Ambassador Bill, Judge Priest, To Have and Have Not, The Prisoner of Zenda, Queen Christina, Ninotchka, The Palm Beach Story, To Kill a Mockingbird, Shane, Stagecoach, The Quiet Man, The Shootist, True Grit, Rio Bravo, Random Harvest, Beau Geste, They Died with Their Boots On, Tombstone, Roman Holiday, Shanghai Express, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Walk in the Sun, The Story of GI Joe, Talk of the Town, Sweet Land, The Band's Visit, Dark Journey, Watch on the Rhine, All through the Night, The Westerner, Here Comes Jones, Sergeant York, A Farewell to Arms (1932 version with Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes), Wings of Desire, Rhapsody in Blue, The Prince and the Showgirl, Wuthering Heights (Merle Oberon/Lawrence Olivier), Fire Over England and That Hamilton Woman (Olivier and Vivien Leigh), Ship of Fools, Mao's Last Dancer, Paris:The Luminous Years, Paris, Je t'aime, Babe, all the Muppet movies, The Rising of the Moon, The Red Violin, nearly everything with Errol Flynn, Joel McCrea (Sullivan's Travels, Foreign correspondent, especially Four Faces West, etc.), Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman, Greer Garson, Ronald Coleman, Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Claudette Colbert, and others too numerous to mention; Ken Burns' the War, and The National Parks.
Favorite Music Medieval music; Baroque (Bach, Corelli, Telemann).Classical (Mozart, Haydn), Romantic (Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff ), Folk, Cajun, Salsa, Soft Rock, Tango, Latin, Welsh choral music, Frank Sinatra and especially Dean Martin!
Favorite Books Kinship with All Life, To Kill a Mockingbird, Biophilia, The God Particle, Reading the Mind of God, The Fabric of the Cosmos, The Tao Te Ching, Thank God for Evolution, The Enchanted Heart, God at Harvard, Love Poems to God, The Sacred Landscape, The Tao of Physics, The Divine Milieu and all other books by Teilhard de Chardin, books by Loren Eisley, Erich Fromm, Viktor Frankl, Diane Ackerman, Rollo May, Carl Jung, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Pico Iyer, Stephen Jay Gould, Rachel Carson~ and a thousand more titles too numerous to mention