Practicing Zen and All That Jazz

by Michael Elliston, author of The Original Frontier: A Serious Seeker’s Guide to Zen. Zen is more like jazz than classical music. More like a chart, lead sheet, or fake book of old standards outlining the key and time signatures, chord progressions, and suggested melodies around which we can improvise, rather than a sheet of notation spelling out each note and precise accents, emphasis, and feeling — e.g. adagio versus allegro — attempting to recapture…

Spirits of Palo Kimbisa

Or, Tonight on Lucero TV: Wheel of Lucero! by Sophia Kelly Shultz, co-author of Seeking the Spirits of Palo Kimbisa: Exploring the Mysterious World of the Afro-Cuban Religion with Tata Rodriguez. I have a deadline for this blog entry:  February 19th. It is February 18th.  So far I have a great idea, and about 20 handwritten pages with which I am enormously dissatisfied.  “This is such a great idea,” I mutter.  “I even have a terrific…

Health through Your Eyes

Using Iridology to Heal Yourself by Julien Allaire, Iridologist, Naturopath, and author of Health through Your Eyes: Understand and Use Iridology. If your eyes are a door to the beauty of the world, they are also a window to the individuality of your inner environment. They allow anyone who can read them to better understand the panorama of our state of health. Their reading and analysis will guide you on your life’s path, realizations, and…

The Three Acts of Love

Ancient Inspirations for Valentine’s Day  by Angelo Nasios, author of the Tarot Tracker: A Year-Long Journey and Tarot: Unlocking the Arcana. Like many contemporary holidays of European origin, Valentine’s Day has ancient pre-Christian roots. Celebrated annually on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Day, was once the Roman holiday Lupercalia. This festival marked the coming of spring and included fertility rites and courtship of women with men by lottery.[1] The festival survived through…

Imbolc and the Sacred Horns

by Laura Perry, author of The Minoan Tarot. This week marks the Gaelic festival of Imbolc, the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. This is the time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In the British Isles and parts of North America, it’s the point when we start looking for signs of Spring, signals that life is returning to the land. So what could Imbolc possibly have to do with the Minoans of…

The Meeting of Science & Spirituality

by Anthony “Sensei Tony” Stultz, author of The Three Principles of Oneness: How Embodying the Cosmic Perspective Can Liberate Your Life. “Dear Sensei Tony: Where Do Science and Spirituality Meet?” I always like to start addressing a question by defining the terms that we are exploring. Let’s start with science. The word itself comes from the Latin for “knowing.” What kind of knowing is science? It is the gathering of knowledge about our incredible universe. It is…

The Science of Grounding

by Sharon Whiteley, Co-author of Barefoot Wisdom and CEO of Harmony783. **Grounding has been around for some time, but the scientific community has been doing more studies on this practice to determine potential health benefits.** Lately, we have all been hearing two important catch-all words — Self Care — and we all know this should be amongst our top priorities. Rather than solely relying on prescriptions and traditional medical remedies or expensive treatments promising life-changing…

Write Your Way to Happy

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.” –Susan Sontag Happiness: the state of pleasure, contentment, or joy. Do you dream of an easier, calmer life, where problems slide off you like water off a duck — a life in which you can fully enjoy the joys of simply existing? With 100% Happiness: A Guided Journal to Enhance Your Daily Life, you can…

The Ra Material’s 40th Anniversary

by Jim McCarty, co-author with Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert of all editions and volumes of The Ra Material: Law of One. Don Elkins’ search for the secrets of the universe began when he was in high school. Years later, as a professor of physics at the University of Louisville, he realized that science did not have these ultimate answers, so he turned his search to the field of the paranormal. He regressed over 200…

New Year by the Numbers

by Dusty Bunker, author of RedFeather’s newest release: Numerology and Your Future, 2nd Edition, as well as: Numerology and the Divine Triangle (with Faith Javane); The Beginner’s Guide to Astrology; Astrology’s Hidden Aspects; Birthday Numerology (with Victoria Knowles); Numerology, Astrology, and Dreams; Quintiles and Tredeciles: The Geometry of the Goddess. “You’re freaking me out!” the woman exclaimed, as she took a step back. It happened during my eye appointment two years ago. The assistant was…