by Doctress Neutopia
Wholistic Gaia science is not only a foundational world view for the investigation of "the details of how all organisms exchange gases and other chemical compounds with the water, atmosphere and soils of Earth." But, from a cultural standpoint, what I am seeing is that Gaia is also a foundation for a planetary religion, a benevolent new way of living with and revering the Earth. Gaia shows us the way to create evolutionary new habitats so that we have not only the scientific technology, but the philosophy to peacefully penetrate deeper into the mysteries of the Universe using both science and art.
by Lynn Colwell & Corey Colwell-Lipson
Summer’s long over. School is back in session. And that means Halloween is knocking at your door.
We thought that in addition to reminding you to check out GreenHalloween for ideas, we’d pass on some tips from our fellow green bloggers...
Editor´s Note: Whether it's using tea oil to preserve a pumpkin from molding or avoiding lead in Halloween candy, authors of "Celebrate Green" Lynn Colwell and daughter Corey Colwell-Lipson have summoned top bloggers that are in the know for a green Halloween.
by Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
I remember when I was a kid and used to see shows and medical exhibits on how awful primitive medicine was and how wonderful our new "scientific" medicine is. The exhibits would include Aztec skull cutters to make holes to let out evil spirits, leeches, snake oil salesman, and such. We may have moved past some of these (well, instead of leeches we have lab blood-drawing stations), but as we see, historically, the wheel continues to turn...
by Katherine Graf, MFA
The term “aromatherapy” was first coined in 1928 by the French chemist, René-Maurice Gattefossé. However, essential oils have been used to scent both our body and environment via incense and perfume by ancient civilizations for thousands of years for religious, medical, and cosmetic purposes. Today, essential oils are being used to fragrance homes and businesses, for ambiance, relaxation, energy, stress relief, and productivity...
by Andrew Weil, MD
I recently read that women who are trying to conceive should avoid taking flaxseed oil. But there is a lot of conflicting information out there. What do you think?...
Editor's Note: Andrew Weil, MD is the author of the best selling books - "8 Weeks to Optimal Health" and "Why Our Health Matters." He is a Bravewell Foundation Pioneer in Integrative Medicine and the Founder and Medical Director of the Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.
by Norah Coyne
We each as human being s have our own spiritual fragrance! It is a harmonic resonance with your Inner Self! And works along a similar process to the tuning fork harmonic spectrum.
Certain oils blends and crystals can be used to assist, enhance or complement our Vibrational Frequency to help us cope with what life throws at us on a daily basis...
Author's Note: Spiritual Aromatherapist Norah Coyne gives us ten beautiful oils to use when we need that extra little help in our day to day lives.
Editor's Note from Zorica Denton: Here's a breathtaking excerpt from a feature documentary by director and cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg. He follows esteemed mycologist, Paul Stamets, as he discusses the important role mushrooms play in the survival and health of the earth and human species.
Fungi generate soil that gives life. They form a powerful never ending network underground, detoxifying and contributing nutrients as they go.Simply beautiful.
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Editor's Note: Rickvanman explains the basic principles and procedure of preparing an infused oil with herbs and also states the difference between Essential Oils and Infused oils. He makes it easy.
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