Interviewed by Allysyn Kiplinger
ATH Editor of Cosmology
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...
by Panache Desai
I could never understand why Jesus would retreat into the desert when he lived in the desert. The thought of trading in one patch of sand for another never seemed appealing to me, until I began to facilitate this work…
Nature exists in an intrinsic state of harmony. It does not require anything from you nor does it make any demands. It just exists and vibrates at a level of neutrality, of harmony,… of love. More and more I hear that you, too, are finding it important to be out in nature...
Exercise & Fitness
by Richard Moss, MD
The quality of your experience in each moment is dynamic. The more balanced you are in being focused and spacious, ready and relaxed, the more fully alive and present you are. Little disturbances don’t become big ones. Little fears don’t become the center of your world...
Editor's Note: What a pleasure to share with you the work of Richard Moss, MD. I had the pleasure of attending a 10 day retreat with him back in the 80s, and his presence allowed my own opening to awareness beyond a limited identity with only the Self. In this article, explore training your own mind toward a spaciousness that allows the possibility to expand beyond the limits of identification with personal pain.
by Valley Reed
I see an image of an ancient stone gateway, with a stone guardian statue that I recognize as being from a period that Robert Moss would know. It is the body of a lion and the head of a woman and is more in the style of Greek sculptures. I swing through the goddess gateway and find myself at the dream teacher retreat...
Editor's Note from Cynthia Greb: Valley Reed was a former co-editor of this Dream Medicine page. I found her quite "by accident" as I was searching Google for "sacred dreams" and "dreams of power." Valley certainly is a very powerful dreamer, and like all good dreamers, she honors her dreams by acting on them. Here is a beautiful example of a series of dreams which led her to move to her new and beloved home where today she facilitates dream circles and other beautiful events.
by Janet Gillett, PsyD
ATH Co-Editor of Books for Healing
When people talk about Zen or meditation, I always think about people who know so much or are more talented or more dedicated. In fact, I went for years avoiding meditation because I didn’t think I would be capable of it. In a weekend meditation retreat, I had to learn quickly...
Editor's Note from Janet Gillett: If you ever thought meditation was hard or unapproachable, Tim Burkett's "Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are" will demystify what Zen is and how to incorporate it into your life.
Books for Healing
Editor's Note: Schizophrenia comes unbidden to countless families, striking young people when they are in their teens or as young adults. The slow progression of disturbed thinking and retreat from friends eventually morphs into more acute symptoms such as paranoid delusions and voices which command things inside the mind. This rupture eventually robs the young person of being able to live out their dreams in the way that they once envisioned. While we know a great deal more about mental illness today and how to identify at-risk individuals and how to treat acute symptoms, there is still much about it that remains a mystery...
by Silvia Mordini
Something magical and mystical happens when a group of high-intentioned individuals make the decision to gather together in a breathtaking natural environment for the purpose of uplifting their lives & expanding their consciousness. The result is something beyond words...
Editor´s Note: Have you ever thought about a different type of vacation or getaway? Why not try a retreat? There are all kinds out there, but if you have an affinity for yoga, then a yoga retreat is order! This is such an increcible way to have break thoughs, get to know your real self, deepen your yoga practice, make life-long friends with similar interests…and oh so much more! Yoga instructor, Silvia Mordini, gives provides you with three excellent reasons for participating in a yoga retreat. I've done it several times….it's so worth it! Namaste!
Editor's note from J. Stewart Dixon: Gangaji was one of my teachers; over the years I watched, read, sat with, went on silent retreats with, cried and laughed. She's truly one of the great teachers of our time. "Call off the search" and "Wake up first" are two very powerful pieces of spiritual advice/suggestions that any spiritual seeker can benefit from. Is this a paradox? You bet. Welcome to the world of spiritual awakening...
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