Ep.30 Steven Barnes:Creator, Author,& Messages of Eightfold Path

September 26, 2022
Hosted by Perry Clark, LMFT

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***Content Warning - Discussion of Suicide and Suicide topics*** My chat this time is with Steven Barnes. Who is a NY Times bestselling author of over 30 science fiction, horror, and suspense stories. We discuss one of his most recent works the "Eightfold Path" (currently available for purchase). The "Eightfold Path" is Stevens and Dr. Charles Johnson work of giving a modern lens on the classic Buddhist teaching, from a science fiction, horror, and suspense perspectives. This includes a discussion about Suicide and martial arts. And they how it have had an impact on Stevens life and work, as a creator. We additional talk about Steven's and his wife Tananarive Dues work on their podcast the "Lifewriting: Write for your life!" So tune in, enjoy, and share. Links: https://stevenbarneslife.com www.afrofuturismwebinar.com, www.sunkenplaceclass.com

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Perry Clark, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. He has seen the technology advancements and shift from nature that the bay has gone through and its struggle to find a new balance. His journey mirrors this transformation, from a boy who was diagnosed with a learning disability that discourages growth, to an adult who graduated with a Bachelor in Creative Arts and a Master in Counseling Psychology.

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