by Trudi Lee Richards, Hugo Novotny and Catalina Portel

If you have ever stepped over, by chance or design, into the place where we do not die, you want nothing more than to return there: to find the door between the worlds again, to open it so everyone can pass through. This book is dedicated to that search and that opening. These are stories of connecting deeply with our innermost being, with others, with the Sacred. Many of these “experiences on the threshold” broke forth in the face of Death – when all that matters is finding and sharing relief, meaning and reconciliation. It is at times of such deep need that we often open up to something new…

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Experiences on the Threshold
Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards, a poetic and musical member of the Universal Human Nation, is the author of On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo; Soft Brushes with Death, a Jorge Espinet Primer; Confessions of Olivia, a fictional autobiography; and Fish Scribbles. She has also co-authored two books: Experiences on the Threshold and Ambrosia - Poetic Recipes/Recetas poeticas. Exactly two of her poems have been published by anyone other than her less-than-modest self: “The Great 21st Century Poemic" appeared in the April 2021 edition of Global Poemic (; and "Fairies of the Forest" appeared in the Palo Alto Times "Youth Said It" column in 1957. In the '90s she also wrote for, edited and published an independent San Francisco newspaper, Human Future; and in the '70s she co-founded the San Francisco arts publication La Mamelle, which morphed into Art Com before it died, and whose remnants are now housed in the Stanford Archives. A graduate of Stanford University, she helped raise several humans from infancy, and is now enjoying their friendship. Currently she tends to wander between Oregon and California, enjoying the company of her beloved community of friends and family. She can more or less reliably be found at the west coast Park of Study and Reflection, outside Red Bluff in Northern California, on the third Saturday of every month.