Since 2012

Charting the Way

Welcome to The Wayfarer magazine.

Never doubt that a small group of inspired volunteers
can change the world. In fact, its the only thing that ever has.
–Margaret Mead

Since 2012, The Wayfarer has been offering literature, interviews, and art with the intention to inspires our readers,
enrich their lives, and highlight the power for agency
and change-making that each individual holds.

By our definition, a wayfarer is one whose inner compass is ever-oriented to truth, wisdom, healing, and beauty in their own wandering. The Wayfarer’s mission as a publication is to foster a community of contemplative voices and provide readers with resources and perspectives that support them in their own journey.

As we move into our 7th year, in the face of these frightening times we must endure, we renew our commitment to our readers to be a space of solace and our pledge to advocate for marginalized communities, the arts, and environmental conservation.

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The Wayfarer posts new content monthly and releases two issues a year in highlighting our strongest pieces and signature features. 

Explore the Territory of The Wayfarer

The Wayfarer has several different sections including essays, poems, interviews, and features written by our staff such as the Travel Column, Environmental Column, Arts & Life Column, and Contemplative Column.

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A Deep Dive Into the Creative Mind.

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Intimate. Insightful. socially conscious. Come explore the voices of The Wayfarer.

The Mindful Kitchen

Features on food and wellness. Seasonal. Mindful. Delicious.

Poetry

The continuation of the echoing ‘barbaric yawp.’

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By our definition, a wayfarer is one whose inner compass is ever-oriented to truth, wisdom, healing, and beauty in their own wandering.

Each issue we have two feature interviews with wayfarers those who are charting the way for change.

It’s a deep dive into the creative mind.

On Poetry and Being: An Exploration of Verse, Faith, and Poetry’s Place in the Husbandry of the Soul

An Interview with Krista Tippett, Host of On Being

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On the Path of Praise

An Interview with Dr. Rev. Matthew Fox

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Light-time by Gail Collins-Ranadive

The Enviromental Column (Photo Above my Issue Feature Photographer, James Scott Smith)   Binge reading back issues of The Wayfarer for this essay, I sit out on my Southern Nevada patio in light that is so vivid I can almost believe that it is just now...

Life & the Arts | A New Column by Eric D. Lehman

A New Column by Eric D. Lehman   Recently, I was wandering through a vaulted museum hall, steel and concrete and glass packed with abstract sculptures that look vaguely like intestines, paintings resembling organized vomit, and lines of bored...

Contemplating Fatherhood by Theodore Richards

The Contemplative Column by Theodore Richards   “Three Girls?!” I have three daughters. This is generally one of the first things I tell people about myself because it is, I have come to know, the central fact of my life. It is perhaps also true that...

Gifts of the Ordinary by Heidi Barr

by Heidi Barr, an excerpt from Woodland Manitou Kahlil Gibran once wrote, “We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” There is not a day that goes by that I do not have the opportunity to dwell on 30 seconds of disappointment, or two...

The Souls of Wild Folk by Chad Hanson

by Chad Hanson Appears in The Wayfarer, Spring 2017 Issue (Vol 6. Issue 6) | Visit the Store»   We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. —Henry Beston, The Outermost House As a kid I rode a pony with a painted coat. My family...

In Contemplation of a Murder by Theodore Richards

Appears in the Spring 2016 Issue of The Wayfarer. Order a print or the full e-edition here» The Contemplative Column by Theodore Richards   Watching/Seeing Yet I also suspected that what I was seeing was but a part of the truth and perhaps not even the most...

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