Illuminated papercut scroll by Masha Lopes. Photo by Din Dins.

Illuminated papercut scroll by Masha Lopes. Photo by Din Dins.

Delumin/a — Spirituality. Culture. Arts

Delumin/a is a new on-line magazine featuring art, music, video, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction dealing with myth, spirituality, social action, and other aspects of modern culture. The word, delumin/a, suggests a 'withdrawal of the light,' a movement away from the heady spiritual intoxication with 'illumination' and 'enlightenment' to a re-engagement with the dark unknown of the divine feminine, a re-examination of the earth and all its dark beauty, and the sacred things to which it gives birth in the midst of secularity.

Delumin/a premiered in March of 2017, and is the successor to Spectrum: Spirituality, Culture, and the Arts, 2014, which first appeared in the Fall of 2005 as Spectrum: A Journal of Renewal Spirituality, an on-line journal seeking to further the process of spiritual renewal through teaching and commentary on mystical spirituality and deep ecumenism.

Netanel Miles-Yépez at the Legion de Honneur. Photo by Jennifer Alia Wittman.

Netanel Miles-Yépez at the Legion de Honneur. Photo by Jennifer Alia Wittman.

Executive Editor, Netanel Miles-Yépez

Netanel Miles-Yépez, the Executive Editor of Delumin/a, is an artist, philosopher, religion scholar, and a Sufi spiritual teacher. Considered a leading thinker in the InterSpiritual movement, he studied History of Religions at Michigan State University and Contemplative Religion at Naropa University. Currently, he is the Spiritual Director and Teacher-in-Residence at the Abode of the Message in New Lebanon, NY, and and a professor in the Department of Religion at Naropa University.

In his paintings and artwork, he explores the use of traditional religious symbols in a new multicultural context. His books include: My Love Stands Behind a Wall: A Translation of the Song of Songs and Other Poems (2015),  A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters (2009); and Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice (2012).

 

 
Adam Bucko with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Photo by Netanel Miles-Yépez.

Adam Bucko with Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Photo by Netanel Miles-Yépez.

Contributing Editor, Adam Bucko

Adam Bucko is an activist and spiritual director to many of New York City’s homeless youth. At 17, Adam immigrated from totalitarian Poland to America, where his desire to find a meaningful life led him to monasteries in the US and India. He eventually co-founded The Reciprocity Foundation, an award winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City's homeless youth. Currently, he is a seminarian and the spiritual director of HAB, an ecumenical and inter-spiritual “new monastic” fellowship for young people which offers formation in radical spirituality and sacred activism. Adam is co-author of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation (2013) and The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living (2015).

Samantha Krezinski backpacking in Durango, CO. Photo by Dan Rothman.

Samantha Krezinski backpacking in Durango, CO. Photo by Dan Rothman.

Managing Editor, Samantha Krezinski

Samantha Krezinski holds a Bachelor's in English and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine, Barney Street. She later went on to become a certified yoga instructor before moving to Boulder, Colorado, where she earned her Master's in Contemplative Religion at Naropa University.  At Naropa, under the supervision of her thesis advisor, Netanel Miles-Yépez, she completed a thesis project on religion and literature, looking at fiction as a vehicle of religious teaching and mythological inspiration. Samantha is also the founder and director of Wandering Kindness, where she teaches yoga and meditation from a place of compassion and believes that each aspect of the mind-body-spirit connection is important.


 
Nakachi Clark-Kasimu. Photo by Vitae Weddings.

Nakachi Clark-Kasimu. Photo by Vitae Weddings.

Contributing Editor, Nakachi Clark-Kasimu

Satya Inayat Khan at Pir Dahan. Photo by Netanel Miles-Yépez.

Satya Inayat Khan at Pir Dahan. Photo by Netanel Miles-Yépez.

Contributing Editor, Satya Inayat Khan

 
Deepa Gulrukh Patel. Photo by Hilary Benas.

Deepa Gulrukh Patel. Photo by Hilary Benas.

Contributing Editor, Deepa Gulrukh Patel