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Chemistry or Alchemy?

Alchemy or Chemistry? The BBC's Science and Nature Newsletter had some fascinating articles on the Science of Love. They describe the three stages of love as Lust, Attraction and Attachment. It comes as no surprise that scientists have been measuring everything from our hormones to our brain patterns to make sense out of our love struck ways.

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Supernatural

Light through the Trees Do you believe in the supernatural? Oprah recently tackled this question by interviewing famous psychics, including Allison DuBois who is the real life inspiration for NBC's "Medium." A website poll that followed that show has some interesting but not surprising results. As of this writing, the poll shows that 94.5% of 61,081 ...

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Healing Others

Light at the End of the Tunnel The worry lines etched into her face deepened as she listened to the practitioner tell her she could not work on her son without permission. The boy was twenty years old and his mother, Debbie, worried that if something didn't change soon, he might be unreachable in the abyss he lived in. She could feel the darkness enveloping Michael ...

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Come On In, the Water's Fine!

At the Beach I volunteered at a healing fair booth for a local shamanic arts school this weekend. Having discovered the manner in which shamanic studies helped me weave an understanding of the various worlds we walk, I wanted to be available to answer questions from a student's perspective. As one would expect, the fair attracted ...

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Dissonant Threads?

Needle and Thread “Have you had surgery yet?”, asked my astrologer. “No,” I said, “nor is it on my to do list.” Some astrologers specialize in medical astrology, in this case the question simply came up as he perused my chart. The object of my attention was related to a couple of projects I had on the burner, so this question was fairly random. What he didn't know ...

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Healing Drops

Apothecary Walk down the aisles of a health food store and sooner or later your tour will take you past shelves filled with small, brown-glass tincture bottles. Standing in neat little rows are brand names like Herb Pharm, Home Grown Herbals, Wish Garden, Gaia, and Zand among others. Some made with wild-crafted herbs and others using glycerin for ...

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The Body Feminine

Woman For many teenage girls back in the 70’s, getting a hold of a copy of Our Bodies, Ourselves was almost as risqué as getting one of our friends to buy the Burt Reynolds centerfold edition of Cosmopolitan at the local drugstore. You know, the one behind the plain brown wrapper. Looking back, it seems ludicrous that a book on women’s health ...

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Just a Spoonful

Spoonful A friend was recently commenting on how much better she felt now that she had started taking her thyroid medication again. It wasn’t that she had planned to go without it; she simply hadn’t realized two critical factors to her regimen. One was ensuring that the pills were current and not expired, and the second was that it ...

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Acupuncture for the Soul

Acupuncture Acupuncture for the Soul™ is a unique blend of Classical 5 Element Acupuncture and gold needle spirit treatments. The ancient Taoists recognized a hierarchy of shamanic medicine. The less elevated forms of medicine were used to treat broken bones and ailments of a physical nature. The more progressed medicine was seen to treat ...

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Re-Entry Protocol for De-Stressing

Light New approaches to dealing with stress are enormously helpful in clearing emotional traumas. The Wholistic Hybrid of EMDR and EFT (WHEE), briefly described below, can often reduce and even eliminate stress reactions within minutes. WHEE invites the body to participate in releasing anxieties ...

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