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This week we bring you articles that help shed light on "you" and your affect on life... We start by asking: "Where To Start Reclaiming Our Birthright? Viewing Life As A Vision Quest". We continue by learning about "Soul Loss and Soul Retrieval in Modern Times" and how to "Create Your Ripple Effect: Myths and Truths about Social Promise".
The messages and life lessons come from many places as we discover in "Learning Life from Mushrooms and Tide Pools" and in "The Holistic Nature of Reflexology: It's Not Just About The Feet".
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Written by Gwilda Wiyaka
If any nationality is followed to its roots, there will be an Earth-based society with its own form of shamanic healing. Shamanism is a spiritual-healing practice (not to be confused with religion) at the foundation of all indigenous, Earth-based, societies. In short, shamanism mends where the laws of nature have been broken. The spiritual illness of “soul loss” is a universal shamanic concept.
Written by Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D.
The concept of soul loss may seem foreign and perhaps impossible for people who see the soul as an immutable essence that reflects the divine presence within us. While this is an ideal, it is likely that this ideal has not been a constant throughout a person’s life. The soul is sacred essence energy that originates from divine source, but this energy can be depleted if we allow it to be.
Written by Meriflor Toneatto
When many people think about making a social impact, they do not think that this change can extend to themselves and their life’s work. On the one hand, it feels exciting and worthwhile to take on a worthy cause, and on the other, it can feel too time consuming and overwhelming.
Written by Stephen Nachmanovitch
As a composer, John Cage sought to get the weight of Beethoven and the other past masters off his shoulders. He felt it was essential to be freed from the repetitive patterns of personality and style (“memory, tastes, likes, and dislikes”) and to free audiences from their expectations of what art should look and sound like.
Written by Ewald Kliegel
One of the most fascinating aspects of the human body is the fact that there are so many reflexology maps found on different parts of the body. By reading the zones that are located on the surface of the skin on different parts of the body we can discover incipient health disturbances, which may otherwise remain hidden, before they become chronic problems.
by Pat Harriman
Taking nonprescribed psychostimulants may slightly improve a person’s short-term focus but impede sleep and mental…
by Tris Dyson and Piotr Gierszewski
|Challenge prizes – which offer a cash incentive to those working to solve a particular problem – are becoming a force…
by Richard Lindsay
Imagine “carbon emissions”, and what springs to mind? Most people tend to think of power stations belching out clouds…
by Cynthia Mathew
Viruses are mostly known for their aggressive and infectious nature. It’s true, most viruses have a pathogenic…
by Treena Orchard
When love, lust and all things in between come calling, dating apps appear to be the only way to meet new people and…
by David Lyon and Colin Bennett
The upcoming Canadian federal election once again raises the spectre of interference and disruption through the misuse…
by Robert B. Talisse
Politicians and pundits from all quarters often lament democracy’s polarized condition.
by Jean Strelitz
People with type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of getting cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack and stroke
by Dominic Partridge and Alex Johnstone
Food additives do a lot of good: they prolong shelf life, improve taste and texture, and add colour to otherwise…
by Adewole S. Adamson
Melanoma is a potentially deadly form of skin cancer linked to overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.
by Marc A Zimmerman, et al
Injury is the leading cause of death for U.S. children and adolescents, accounting for over 60% of all deaths in this…
by Michael Skov Jensen
The aloe plant’s ability to survive extended periods of drought could contribute to more resilient crops.
by Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen and Ivan Sedov
Many pregnant women find themselves waking up in the middle of night to go the bathroom (for the third time) or…
I Sent My DNA To Norway For Personalised Nutrition Advice, What I Discovered Made Me Rethink My Diet Completely
by Barbara J Stewart-Knox
Personalised nutrition, where your DNA tells you what to eat and what not to eat, is gaining momentum.
The Most Influential American Author Of Her Generation, Toni Morrison's Writing Was Radically Ambiguous
by Paul Giles
Toni Morrison, who has died aged 88, was the most influential and studied American author of her generation.
by Nigel Taylor
Sweat comes from special parts in our skin called glands. You might be able to see them if you have a very strong…
by Emma Frances Bloomfield
In their second round of debates, Democratic presidential candidates called for aggressive measures to slow climate…
by Karen Douglas
Conspiracy theories are popular and there is no doubt that the internet has fuelled them on.
by Stuart Thompson
Some might balk at the idea that plants made of roots, stems and leaves could have intelligence or consciousness.
by Farida Vis
Last summer the World Economic Forum (WEF) invited its 1,500 council members to identify top trends facing the world,…
by Ana Carolina de Almeida Kumlien and Paul Coughlan
Wicked problems are issues so complex and dependent on so many factors that it is hard to grasp what exactly the…
by Joan Combellick
For all of human history, babies have been born where their mothers lived – whether in a house, hut or cave.
by Mike Williams
A new technique grows live bone to repair craniofacial injuries by attaching a 3D-printed bioreactor—basically, a…
by David Diamond
The deaths of twins in the backseat of their father’s car is yet another reminder of how tragedies can occur when the…
by Ofer Berenstein
Despite a cumulative increase of nearly 10 per cent in voter turnout in Canadian federal elections between 2008 and…
by Padma Kaul
Fainting, also known as syncope, is the sudden loss of consciousness. In most cases, fainting is not dangerous — unless…
by Lucy Sorensen, et al
In 1970, only three countries – Italy, Japan and Mauritius – banned corporal punishment in schools. By 2016, more than…
by Mary Baxter
When animal welfare campaigner Ruth Harrison published a book in 1964 called Animal Machines, there was a public outcry.
by Adel Heenan and Ivor D. Williams
Coral reefs are critically important to the world but despite the ongoing efforts of scientists and campaigners, these…
by Jodie O'Leary
The abuse inflicted on child detainees at the Don Dale facility in the Northern Territory in Australia has shone a…
by L.F. Carver
Is home somewhere that you feel comfortable? Is it filled with memories of beloved friends and family — some of whom…
by Janet Sluggett
Having a cough can be distressing. It can disrupt sleep or even worsen urinary incontinence. So it’s not surprising 7%…
by Adriel John Orena and Linda Polka
People often say that babies are like little sponges — with their ability to soak up language quickly and easily.
by Santosh Vijaykumar
Search for “climate change” on YouTube and before long you’ll likely find a video that denies it exists.
by Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis
Restoring the world’s forests on an unprecedented scale is “the best climate change solution available”, according to a…
by Anita Layton and Mehrshad Sadria
Imagine that your son Tommy is about to turn two. He is a shy and sweet little boy, but his behaviours can be…
by Clean & Delicious
Learn to make easy, healthy homemade Neapolitan ice-cream using frozen bananas as the base. This ice cream is thick…
by Natalia Nowakowska
More than four million Britons watched Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea being crowned the victors of Love Island 2019.
by Jeremiah Johnson
Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share companies…
by Nadia Chernyak, et al
Have you heard this tale? In ancient times, an escaped slave hid in a cave only to encounter a wounded lion. Although…
by Kate C. Tilleczek
Young people are now fully ensconced in the digital age as it whirls around and within them.
by Marick Masters
Collective bargaining has long been one of organized labor’s most attractive selling points.
by Brian Labus
Like humans, many bacteria like to spend time at the beach. The so-called flesh-eating bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus,…
Written by Pam Younghans
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read this week's journal here
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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