Temenos is a Greek word that amongst other things, means sacred space. In alchemy, Temenos refers to a container for transformation. The purpose here, in this cocoon of creativity, is to explore and celebrate our world, our humanity - in a spirit of generosity and reverie.

Writers, artists, therapists, anthropologists, film makers, philosophers, and poets are invited to register as a Contributor to the Temenos Journal. See Temenos Themes for Guidelines.

Just when I'm at my lowestyou pop up in most surprising waysflashing your instant presenceRain drops clinging to a living leafSoft sound of doves cooingThree quarter moon stil ... Read more.
Yesterday, while out walking, I was stopped in my tracks by what I saw: clouds scattered across the sky in an incredibly beautiful pattern. To continue walking was not an opti ... Read more.
What is worse: a good deed done with bad intentions or a tragic mistake with the best of intentions? I was 13 or 14 when a teacher asked this question. It has haunted me ever ... Read more.
The joys of play Playing is such a wonderful expression of our aliveness. Its lightheartedness warms the heart and soul. We start off playing as infants, children and adolesc ... Read more.
Are you a dreamer? Do you remember your dreams and do you desperately try to understand them when they just don’t make sense? Some people dream intensely and remember th ... Read more.
Have you ever been woken up by a dream that stunned, scared or left a huge impression on you that you just couldn’t forget? Many people have such a significant exp ... Read more.
I am a dreamer! By that I mean more than the fact that I dream like everybody else or that I fantasize. I dream, yes, but I have also developed a discipline of dreaming ... Read more.
When given this opportunity to write about friendship I started to think who my friends were now and who had been my friends over the last 60 years... a daunting task...  ... Read more.
I suppose there are at least several forms of friendship, and perhaps there are many. Friendship is a form of love that was well known to the ancient Greeks. Philia is the wor ... Read more.
Recently, I was asked by someone if I wanted to be Facebook friends with them. This led me to think about what friendship actually means? Can you call someone you are friends ... Read more.
Friends! – What would life be like without them?! How much poorer would it and would we be? Friends give our lives a sparkle and depth, they enrich our lives immeasurabl ... Read more.
In my practice as a sexologist, the most common presenting issue is that of desire discrepancy ... or is it?  When we get down to asking couples a few questions about the ... Read more.
Time passes Cherry blossoms fall Life goes on Even when we're gone The sun will shine. I have also tried to bring to mind expressions that I've heard over the years, beginnin ... Read more.
Scott Peck said: Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. To value your self, is something that for s ... Read more.
Sometimes I am the hands of a clock Going round and round Day in - day out Sometimes I sit and watch the clock Just wishing it would speed up Slow down or just stop Other ti ... Read more.
“What are these blinks of an eyelid, against which the only defence is an eternal an inhuman wakefulness. Might not they be the cracks and chinks through which another v ... Read more.
This theme of running out of time dominates our modern time, wouldn’t you agree? How are we to understand it? How can we run out of time? Yet this is what we say: &ld ... Read more.
The Context We live in a quick fix culture that tries to pack into living as much as it can, and the quicker we can get one job done the quicker we can move on to the next one ... Read more.
In recent months I have been aware of my tendency to marginalise my need to slow down and ‘smell the roses’ which can mean different things to each of us. "I feel ... Read more.
"Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life." William Faulkner Tick, tock... it' ... Read more.
The swirling vortex envelopes the ocean the current against it a battle in motion An icy cold whisper across a plain breathes life in nothing again and again The dunes awake ... Read more.
By Amethyst Duggan I recently returned to Perth, Western Australia from a whirlwind almost world-wide trip, covering 12 countries and 20 cities, over approximately 66 days. ... Read more.
You are at home, sitting at the dining table. Books and notes are scattered around you as you read the same sentence for the fourth time. Studying is a bore. So you look up ... Read more.
In this era of easily accessible communication, the desire to stay socially connected is more prevalent than ever. While owning a mobile phone was once considered a novelty re ... Read more.
In our current era of fast technology, rapid globalisation and people working around the clock, daily necessities like food and eating have been placed on the back-burner. Ea ... Read more.
By Monique Latch It seems that people in today’s world are more preoccupied with ‘time’ and more concerned that they are not using their time efficiently. I ... Read more.


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