Neither Wolf Nor Dog is one of those profoundly moving books that makes a lifetime impression on the reader. If you don’t believe me, read the preface added for this newly re-released 25th edition. This book has changed the course of rivers, lifted the hearts of prisoners, and more intimately, unburdened one man of a lifetime of sadness. The author, Kent Nerburn, has written many books on spirituality and Native American themes, but this one is a stand out, and garnered its author the Minnesota Book Award.Read More.
It is normal in life to have very strong and special emotional bonds with our parents, siblings, children, friends, and partners. But as fulfilling as these relationships are, our emotional attachments can also cause distress, upheaval and worry. Children get into trouble. Husbands and wives go astray. Friends do unreasonable, even hurtful things. And, if you’re a normal human being, there just seem to be some people—bosses, next door neighbors, ex-lovers—that arrive in your life seemingly destined to cause trouble and heartbreak.Read More.
We’ve been aware of Chris Griscom and her work on the Global Rainforest Sites Heritage Initiative for years, and we think it really deserves our attention at this critical time. With recent reports of fires…Read More.
The holistic and Eastern Medicine approach seeks to look at each person as a unique individual so treatment strategies can often vary from person to person even with the same diagnosis. By combining the medical approaches of the East and West along with other alternative health modalities, we may be able to achieve better health with less cost and greater success in helping patients preserve vision.Read More.
Consciousness in all of us is a single experiencing-space, a cosmic field. As we reach inward with a focus of attention, we can intuitively realize a conscious awareness which exists as one experiencing-space inside all of us, a single spatial-consciousness connecting us into the whole Universe. Our thoughts are transient patterns in the still surface of this fluid cosmic consciousness.Read More.
There’s increased evidence showing that practices such as qi gong, meditation and yoga can not only prevent disease, but actually reverse it and delay aging as well. As scientists learn more about such topics as gene expression, what turns a gene on or off, and how to prevent telomeres, (the strands of protein in our cells that control aging) from unraveling, it becomes impossible to ignore just how much our good lifestyle choices can pay off.Read More.
There are numerous specific warning signs that should alert you, as an emergency first responder, and your family members to the fact that you are becoming a victim of your profession. These warning signs and associated problems never simply go away on their own. Instead, they progressively, insidiously, worsen over time if not corrected. You need to become self-aware, realize when you are displaying these danger signs, and then choose to proactively address the problem in a constructive way…Read More.
Spiritual Experiences in Lucid Dreams by Clare R. Johnson, author of Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Lucid Dreaming
In lucid dreams, we are aware that we are dreaming, and with this awareness, we can guide and shape the dream, or go with the flow of events. We may find ourselves flying over magnificent vistas, breathing underwater, transforming into an eagle, hugging a much missed deceased friend, or simply soaking up the astonishingly real imagery and sensations of being conscious in a dream world. When we engage lucidly with our dreams, we illuminate them from within.Read More.
We’re having good friends over for dinner in a few weeks and my husband and I are discussing what to serve: I’m thinking Italian and I tell him that I want to try my hand at making homemade pasta. A few minutes later, after proposing and rejecting various menu items, I close my eyes to organize my thoughts and it happens — I see my hands as clear as day making pasta in front of me. In reality, one hand is holding a cup of coffee and the other is resting on my lap — but in my minds-eye I can feel the smooth dough against my fingers as I roll little orrechiete “ears” over my thumb….Read More.
Growing up, I never thought twice about whether there was an afterlife, or if it was possible to see into the past or the future, or how one could see things and events at a remote distance. My mother was a psychic, as was her mother and her mother’s mother before her. I knew as a child that I had inherited the “second sight”…. As a result, when people asked me whether I believed in things such as life after death, the paranormal, distance healing, or the mind’s ability to affect matter, I would tell them, “I don’t believe it, I know it.”Read More.