Blogs are often soapboxes for their authors’ viewpoints. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, the blog may become little more than navel-gazing, the sound of one hand clapping, if the author is not careful.
My intention in this blog has been to bring to my readers new information about metaphysical locations from all around the world. While I will continue down that path, I have decided to also branch out onto other paths, exploring metaphysical practices and beliefs; personalities and events. To make sure that I cover these areas effectively, I will be hosting guest blogs on this site in addition to my own. I hope you find this new approach to be an interesting one; leave a comment and let me know what you think.
I am pleased to report that C.M. Mayo will be my first guest blogger. I have known her and her work for many years and I’m sure her blog will fascinate you. Here’s a little bit about her:
C.M. Mayo is the author of the novel The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, which was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by Library Journal. She is also author of the widely-lauded travel memoir, Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico, and Sky Over El Nido (one of my favorite books), which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Founding editor of Tameme, the bilingual Spanish/English) chapbook press, Mayo is also a translator of contemporary Mexican poetry and fiction. Her anthology of Mexican fiction in translation, Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion, was published by Whereabouts Press in March 2006.
I could fill this blog with all of C.M. Mayo’s awards and accomplishments but instead, I’ll refer you to her Website at www.cmmayo.com where you can read it all for yourself.
Without revealing too much about her upcoming blog on this site, I can say that C.M. has recently translated Francisco I. Madero’s Spiritist Manualfrom Spanish into English. Madero was the leader of Mexico’s Revolution of1910 and became that country’s president. But he also had a life-long fascination with Spiritism.
Table-tipping anyone? Stay tuned for C.M. Mayo’s intriguing blog!