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At the close of September 2014, the staff of The Wayfarer met for their first annual retreat—embarking on a journey of playful spirit, contemplative dialogue, and reimagining—in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. What you will discover within these web pages, as well as the pages of The Wayfarer, is a reflection of the collective vision that emerged, as well as our invitation to you to become part of the wayfaring community.

The Wayfarer’s mission is to chart the way for change by building

and empowering a community of contemplative voices.

Starting with the Winter 2014 edition of The Wayfarer, the journal will offer the following features:

Community: Meet the contributors to each issue of The Wayfarer, part of an ever growing community of wayfarers who we are honored to know, celebrate, and support. • Learn More»

Compass Bearings: Let us hear your voice. We invite you to respond to one or more of these three questions, (in 150 words of fewer) How has The Wayfarer guided your wandering? What are you reimagining? How are you charting the way? Please send your comments to: compassbearings (at) • Learn More»

Reimaging: Through this feature interview, The Wayfarer staff will introduce you to someone outside of the literary circles who is reimaging the possible.  Empowering.

A Wayfarer: Come here to be inspired. In each issue we will invite a wayfarer who has been charting the way to share his/her vision and voice.

Featured artisans: Each issue will celebrate and promote the work of an illustrator and photographer who are using their craft to open eyes and inspire wisdomed action.

We will continue to offer an editorial (by L.M. Browing) and three staff columns with each issue: Environmental (by Jamie K. Reaser), Creativity (by J.K.  McDowell), and Contemplative (by Theodore Richards).

Do you want to become part of what’s possible? We invite you to support The Wayfarer:

  1. Submit your wayfaring poems and/or essays. • Learn More»
  2. Share your voice through Compass Bearings. • Learn More»
  3. Let us know about wayfarers who you’d like to see featured in The Wayfarer. • Contact Us»
  4. Make change! Make a financial donation to our Changepurse. • Learn More»
  5. Subscribe to our print and/or editions! While we do post selected poems and essays from each issue, we invite you to fully immerse yourself in the journal and enjoy each edition cover to cover. • Learn More»

We thank you for being a part of The Wayfarer’s journey,

and hope that you’ll be traveling with us well into the future!

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