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Archive for November, 2009

Nov
2009
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How I choose love over the norm, i.e. fear

How I choose love over the norm, i.e. fear

An interviewer asked me if I knew the meaning and purpose of life. I answered in the affirmative, footnoted by Monty Python, Boston Legal, Animal House and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg GUEST COLUMN: VAISHALI — The interviewer was somewhat taken aback. He admitted that he did not fully expect me to be able to answer that ...
Nov
2009
24
When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

When in Rome: My Thanksgiving Pilgrimage

“At that moment, language, distance and time were transcended. Where the sacred brings the past and present together is the point at which each experienced traveler knows that any one of us is open to meeting the next person.” BY KOHL GLAU — When traveling abroad, I strive not to be just another tourist, either ...
Nov
2009
22
Gitmo justice: The high way, or the eye-for-an-eye way?

Gitmo justice: The high way, or the eye-for-an-eye way?

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed tried to use 9/11 to send a message to the world; Let’s use his trial to send a higher-minded one back BY DAVID RICKEY — Whoever put the words “Vengeance is mine; I will repay” into God’s mouth may have thought they were attempting to remove revenge from the human heart, but ...
Nov
2009
21
Soul's Code Celebrity Seekers' Quiz - Vampires, Dracula and the New Moon

Soul’s Code Celebrity Seekers’ Quiz – Vampires, Dracula and the New Moon

At Twilight, it will be a New Moon for Vampire fans everywhere We mere mortals are obsessed with the undead. Dating from time of the Persians, there have been tales of Blood-Sucking Fiends who strolled the earth under the full moon. But it wasn’t until the 18th century that the term “vampire” came into popular usage. ...
Nov
2009
20
Surviving New Year's Eve!...by going with the flow

Surviving New Year’s Eve!…by going with the flow

Try releasing your “control issues” to make New Year’s Eve more enjoyable GUEST COLUMN: PHYLLIS KING — Often, when our lives are running smoothly, and seemingly at the will of our command, without warning we are surprised when a person or an event throws our life into chaos or anger. Our choice in that moment ...
Nov
2009
19
Andre Agassi and Dr. Gabor Maté

Andre Agassi and Dr. Gabor Maté “Open” Up

Agassi confesses he “hated tennis and took meth” and Dr. M reveals his demons while struggling to help addicts on Vancouver’s mean streets CYNDI INGLE — Are you now, or have you ever been, in the realm of the “Hungry Ghosts”?  The Hungry Ghosts is one of the six realms in the Buddhist Wheel of ...
Nov
2009
18
What's less fun than telling your kids at the mall that Santa Claus doesn't exist?

What’s less fun than telling your kids at the mall that Santa Claus doesn’t exist?

Answer: the real Santa was a Byzantine monk. Yup, Old Saint Nick evolved from a bishop in present-day Turkey who treated opponents harshly but championed the cause of the powerless BY KOHL GLAU — Santa Claus’ real story begins nearly 1,700 years ago as the powerful Roman empire was quickly becoming Christian. He lived in a ...
Nov
2009
17
Hypnotherapy: a Child's Head Revisited

Hypnotherapy: a Child’s Head Revisited

A hypnotherapist describes a case where, by resolving a childhood trauma with hypnotherapy, a client learns to live in the present GUEST COLUMN: SURJA JESSUP — As a hypnotherapist, body-worker and holistic practitioner, I am frequently challenged in sessions with clients by resistance to change due to experiences in their past. Thanks to a...
Nov
2009
16
The spiritual scientist who

The spiritual scientist who “invented” paranormal

The success of Paranormal Activity has eclipsed Dr. Charles T. Tart, the psychologist who turned the concept of the paranormal into a new branch of science BY PAUL KAIHLA — Paranormal Activity is now the most profitable movie in history ($15,000 to make, it’s earned more than $100 million in box office) but the inventor ...
Nov
2009
15
Soul's Code Trivia Quiz - A Traditional Christmas

Soul’s Code Trivia Quiz – A Traditional Christmas

Pagan feasts, pious observances, drunken revelry, family get-togethers: The celebration of Christmas is thought to be an age-old tradition. But from which age does this tradition actually derive? Christmas has evolved from a pagan celebration of the solstice; to a Christian honoring of the birth of Jesus; to a raucous, drunken Mardi Gras-like...