WHAT IS ENLIGHTENMENT: It seems like every day we learn something new about the universe, with incredible pictures of distant stars, strange nebulae, or colliding galaxies that dazzle astronomers. If we take a bird's-eye view on the subject of cosmology, what is being revealed about the universe we live in...
Here’s a great example of one woman’s artistic expression of the new cosmology. I first met Betty-Ann at a retreat about the new cosmology with Dr. Brian Swimme in California in 1999. Her playful wit and intense curiosity about the nature of the universe are beautifully presented in her new book called “Great Ball of Fire! A Poetic Telling of the Universe Story” (Mearth Press, 2010). I was recently able to speak with her about this newly published epic poem, as well as inquire about her inspiration and her thoughts about cosmology...
"We Are All Connected" was made from sampling Carl Sagan's Cosmos, The History Channel's Universe series, Richard Feynman's 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson's cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye's Eyes of Nye Series, plus added visuals from The Elegant Universe (NOVA), Stephen Hawking's Universe, Cosmos, the Powers of 10, and more. It is a tribute to great minds of science, intended to spread scientific knowledge and philosophy through the medium of music.
I have always done artwork for myself as a child and young person and went to art school to study art in my early twenties after living in Papua New Guinea and being a ceramicist. However, I found art school frustrating and eventually trained as a teacher with art as my main subject area...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Art therapy is relatively unknown in Australia. It's not as well-established as it is in the UK or in the US. I came across Jo Kelly via linkedin and she very generously shared information about her work as an rt therapist and her PhD research. Jo hopes that her PhD will add to the body of research regarding art therapy in Australia and contribute to early intervention and mental health options for young people.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Low on Energy? Ayurveda aims to continuously restore balance to the doshas and supply fresh energy for the body and the mind. In this lovely YING & YANG LIVING video interviewing Ayurvedic expert Jenny Ahn, several Ayurvedic suggestions are offered to restore energy to each of the doshic constitutions known as Prakriti. For Vata, Pitta & Kapha prominant prakritis, different self-care steps can be taken in diet, lifestyle and physical activity. Jenny discusses yoga styles, nutrition and bedtime routines to benefit each constitution. Enjoy!
"My introduction to volunteer work as a homeopath came from my clinical homeopathic work in Calcutta India under the guidance of Dr. S.K. Banerjea. He runs many slum clinics for the poor and also a mobile homeopathic bus that makes stops in extremely poor areas of Calcutta. I was in Calcutta with Banerjea for about a month. We went to all the slum clinics in the homeopathic pharmacy bus. It was loaded with homeopaths and remedies. The door would swing open in the back and patients would line up for hours in the heat..."
Editor´s Note:After reading Gina's interview, I am so proud to be a part of the community of homeopaths. The determination that she demonstrated to provide homeopathic aid to the people of Indonesia--both in direct treatment and teaching them how to self-prescribe for acute ailments--is astounding. A shining example of the empowering ability of Homeopathy and the dedication of the homeopathic profession!
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: From youtube - 'WINK News interviews Collier County's only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, David Lawrence Center, about a new creative, expressive art therapy program designed to help clients access their innermost selves. The program is being used in the Crossroads adult residential substance abuse treatment program and was featured in the Community Gallery at the Collier County Sheriff's Office Administrative Offices.'
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