Michael Olin-Hitt is the Publisher and Co-Editor of Braided Way Magazine. He is Professor of English at the University of Mount Union, where he teaches creative writing, American Literature, Native American Literature and World Mythology. He has published two books of fiction ("The Homegoing: A Novel" and "Messiah Complex and Other Stories") as well as two books on spirituality ("The Messenger of the Holy" and "A Fish Made of Water").
The Braided Way is a framework to see every faith tradition as a strand, braided into a larger whole of spiritual awareness. In the Braided Way, combining spiritual practice from various faiths allow us to explore sacred experience and wonder in forms that resonate with our personal spiritual needs and sacred intuitions. In today's culture, many people shun religious dogma, but yearn for spiritual connection. The Braided Way allows the ceremonies and practices of multiple faiths to be available without the confinements of cultural dogma.