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Archive for October, 2009

Oct
2009
31
Dancing with the invisible ones

Dancing with the invisible ones

Dia de los Meurtos is my annual chance to dance with spirits in the material world DANNY KENNY — After reverent invocation to the spirits, the samba-like beat pulsates through the snake of flesh coiled in waiting. Slowly it begins stretching, swallowing innocent bystanders and eager collaborators alike in its path. Aztec warriors rub shoulders...
Oct
2009
31
Waiting to exhale

Waiting to exhale

“The process of dying, naturally, involves letting go. During full-body relaxation in yoga, called corpse pose, letting go is voluntary.” GUEST COLUMN: HEATHER GREAVES — Yoga teaches us to journey inside and become an observer, showing us how to be relaxed yet alert.   Through yoga we practice the art of letting go. The word YOGA...
Oct
2009
30
Soul's Code Trivia Quiz - What's so scary about Friday the 13th?

Soul’s Code Trivia Quiz – What’s so scary about Friday the 13th?

Some refuse to go to work, others refuse to dine out, and almost no one will get married on Friday, the 13th. From The Flood to King Phillip IV of France, we have traced the spiritual origins of this superstition. No one can say for certain when and why Western culture first began to associate Friday the ...
Oct
2009
26
Spiritual Surf: James Arthur Ray, celebrity Buddhists, Anglicans and Catholics, Thailand's Diwali

Spiritual Surf: James Arthur Ray, celebrity Buddhists, Anglicans and Catholics, Thailand’s Diwali

Road to Enlightenment: No sweat? Those who attended the now infamous sweat lodge ceremony of James Arthur Ray (including the three who died) paid $10,000 a head for the experience of being deprived of food and sleep.  Not to mention sweating it out in a small, over-crowded space.  One critic labels this “spiritual masochism,”  an...
Oct
2009
18
How to shake free of bitterness and *stuck* emotions

How to shake free of bitterness and *stuck* emotions

Three ways to move you, me and we from resentments to emotional life, liberty and happiness GUEST COLUMN: DR. JEANINE AUSTIN — The clients I coach will often tell me that they wish they could quickly and effortlessly shake free of things that have bothered them. Like an injured athlete who is asked to “walk ...
Oct
2009
17
What is the origin of inspiration and invention?

What is the origin of inspiration and invention?

In the May 12 issue of the New Yorker magazine, Malcolm Gladwell uses Microsoft heavyweight Nathan Myhrvold as a case study for coincident scientific discovery — and I say, a collective consciousness DAVID RICKEY — The ego exists only to function in relationship to the whole system, and the ego functions best when it is consciously ...
Oct
2009
14
My last tango with fear

My last tango with fear

A shamanic teacher visualizes her lifelong fear as if it were a dance partner. When she faces him, she discovers that he isn’t so scary after all GUEST COLUMN: DAWN DANCING OTTER — Lately I have been noticing how the words ‘fear’ and ‘free’ are phonetically mirrored. I have run from fear in my life, and it ...
Oct
2009
13
Spiritual Surf: Vatican Realty, Clowns in Space, Kabbalistic Revival, BibleSticks, Obama & Gay Rights

Spiritual Surf: Vatican Realty, Clowns in Space, Kabbalistic Revival, BibleSticks, Obama & Gay Rights

Vatican City: For Sale? In a recently posted video comedian Sarah Silverman proposed a solution to world hunger: the Pope could sell Vatican City and give the profits to the less fortunate.  Silverman’s idea echoes Morris West’s fictional Ukranian Pope in Shoes of the Fisherman (1963), who had an uncanny Eastern...
Oct
2009
13

Five Minutes of Heaven; a lifetime in hell

An award-winning movie puts fear under observation, terror under surveillance — and reflects both the faces of hate and compassion BY DANNY KENNY — In Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “Five Minutes of  Heaven”, characters played by Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt deal with universal themes of reconciliation, revenge and forgiveness, set against the...
Oct
2009
13
Killing me with kindness

Killing me with kindness

How I learned to forgive my parents for their easy-going, Dr. Spock style of parenting — and grow up GUEST COLUMN: ELLA GRANT — Okay, what’s the most unpleasant parent-related memory that you have from your childhood? And what would be the best? If the nastiest episode comes to mind quickly, and the best experience ...