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This weekend the New York Times Magazine section featured a wonderful interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of several books including “Nickel and Dimed.” The interview focused on her most recent book, “Living With a Wild God,” which is a memoir detailing the author’s “dissociative” experiences when she was in her teens…. As I read what Ms. Ehrenreich had gone through, I found myself moved by the story and recognized the pattern of staying silent for years about the strange and wonderful events that had occurred to her.
Liminal Moments by Cheryl Shainmark
Spring this year has been like the Little Engine That Could, saying, “I think I can, I think I can,” as it stutters and sputters slowly into view. I stop and start like that Little Engine: I want to eat salads but it’s cold enough to go for a stew; I should walk around the track but I’m not sure if I’ll feel my feet; my body is crying out for wheatgrass and my circadian clock is saying “go back to sleep.” My appearance captures the mood: it was freezing this morning when I woke up and now I’m dressed like a well heeled schizophrenic with layers of hoodies and thermal tops to peel off as the day progresses.
A former professor of ancient history, Robert Moss is also a novelist, journalist, and independent scholar. His books on dreaming, shamanism and imagination include Conscious Dreaming , Dreamways of the Iroquois , The Three “Only” Things , The Secret History of Dreaming , Dreamgates , Active Dreaming: Journeying Beyond Self Limitation to a Life of Wild Freedom , and now his latest book, The Boy Who Died and Came Back . ( New World Library).
There has been a great deal of research in the last several years about the impact of electrical, cellular, microwave and other energies on the human body. Our electromagnetic fields or EMF, also known as our biofield, can be affected or disrupted by the electrical signals or radiation emitted by such common devices as cell phones, computers and electrical lines. Detecting unwanted radiation and eliminating it has become a new focus for those concerned with their health.
You’ve probably heard of Dr. Andrew Newberg’s work on meditation, even if you didn’t realize it — he’s the scientist who did the ground breaking studies of Tibetan monks meditating that showed how dramatically it changed the brain . He went on to study nuns praying and Sikhs chanting and found similar brain states as those of meditation. His ground breaking work led to the development of a new field of science called “neurotheology,” which studies the relationship between the brain and religious experience.
Chlorella, also known as “sun chlorella” is a simple algae that offers a complex variety of benefits. The Japanese have been hip to chlorella for years, but it’s only caught on in the Western markets more recently. Chlorella is an excellent source of Vitamin B-12 (usually only found in proteins), B-1 and B-2, folic acid, and Vitamins C and K. Now that the plant has grown in popularity there has been increased research into it’s effectiveness in treating a wide variety of ailments.
The Boy Who Died and Came Back by Robert Moss — Review by Cheryl Shainmark Part memory, part dream, and part invitation to another world, The Boy Who Died and Came Back is Robert Moss’ most autobiographical effort yet. Readers of Moss’ other books will recognize snippets of his story from earlier works but find new details in this book and an enriched understanding of how the inventor of Active Dreaming grew up and came to choose this career path.
Wellbeing & Healing
Donna Bunte was a world class model for over ten years before she launched her second career — she has a Masters in acupuncture and is certified in Chinese Herbs. Once the cover girl for Vogue, Mirabella, Glamour and W, she now practices Traditional Chinese Medicine in Greenwich, CT. After years of practicing in New York City, Donna founded Greenwich Holistic Health in 1999.
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April 2014 Grand Cross – Drawing a Line in the Sand by Bill Herbst 6 April 2014 Version 1.0 Â© 2014 by the author, all rights reserved from www.billherbst.com. A Grand Cross is a well known astrological configuration formed by two sets of opposed symbolic points, with each set of opposites being perpendicular to the other. Grand Crosses are most significant when formed by planets. They are more rare than frequent, and their significance varies based on the particular planets involved and their respective speeds…
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