| The Elephant Whisperer|
an interview with Jann Weiss
by Tasha K. Taylor
In South Africa, they call Jann Weiss "The Elephant Whisperer." She has experienced documented success in communicating telepathically with elephants that have been traumatized and are displaying violent behavior. She has worked with elephants who were about to be put down for their uncontrolled and dangerous actions, and has spent time "talking" to them telepathically, through a process she describes as transmitting the essence or feeling of the communication, explaining to them the reasons for the actions humans have taken with them. She is compiling an impressive list of successful encounters in interspecies communication with elephants in South African game reserves that have directly affected the behavior of the animals in a positive way.
| Intuitive Leadership|
an interview with James Wanless, Ph.D.
by Denise Marts
James Wanless is a pioneer of new thinking for organizational and personal transformation, motivation, and empowerment. He has reinvented the timeless principles of tarot into a modern paradigm and tool through his best-selling Voyager Tarot Deck as well as numerous books on classical and New Age tarot. An entrepreneur and futurist, James Wanless is a sought-after speaker who counsels and trains throughout the world on the art and strategy of designing the future
| StarWatch |
by James Jarvis, M.A.
By adding the universal year 2000 (2+0+0+0 = 2) to the 3rd month of March, we come up with the vibration of 5. The 5 month is a time for synthesizing all of the knowledge and experiences you¹ve acquired over the last four months. Look to see what you have been learning and how this information may fit into a larger system of knowledge that you can then disseminate to others. The 5 month also signifies greater participation and possibilities in any media-related business: writing, speaking, teaching, or promotion.
| Holding the Reins Lightly|
Taking Back Ownership, Surrendering Control
by Cat Saunders
Control is a funny thing. Just when I think I'm making progress in letting go of it, the trickster spirits up the ante, and I realize I'm a beginner once again.
| Exposing the "Know-It-All" |
by Karuna J. Poole
One of my major enjoyments in life is to watch and experience the ways in which Life/God/Spirit/Guru reveals the lessons I need to learn. I see each lesson as a potential adventure, an opportunity to participate in one detective mystery after another.
The Vision of Alan Clements
by Jeannine Davies and Dave Watson
At age 48, Alan Clements has already logged enough journeys - physical and spiritual - to fill several lifetimes. Born in Boston, he's been an artist, author, Buddhist monk, lecturer, teacher, and activist. Clements is most known for his efforts to publicize the systematic acts of injustice and cruelty conducted by the military dictatorship in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, the home of the "world's most famous political dissident," 1991's Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, and leader of her country¹s nonviolent struggle for freedom.
| Theoretically Speaking... |
by Douglas S Johnson
In college, I was the worst. I could sit and spit Spinoza, Plato and Epictetus all day long. Before that, I was a fundamentalist religious zealot, right out there with the rest, knocking on doors, selling my own brand of God, not having the faintest idea about what I was really saying or how I might in fact be hurting those I wished to "enlighten." And then when I took a turn at studying psychology... Oh, it's too painful to think about...
| What Comes Around |
by James Conti
"You haven't changed a bit," she says. "You look great."
"Thanks," I reply, "I feel good." But I wonder to myself if she knows the truth. The truth is, I am dying.
"No, no!" I imagine her uneasy shift when I tell her. "You look great. Really!"
"Maybe so," I say, "but the proof is overwhelming." In fact, I've been dying since the day I was born.
"Are you sure?"
| Elia Wise: Teacher from Experience |
by Steve McCardell
I remember the teacher of a junior college religion class I attended assuring us that, although who, what, when, and where are good for giving us footing, it is the why and how questions that make a topic meaningful. The first questions, he explained, told us that, In the beginning, God created everything, and everywhere. But the why gives us a reason to be here, and the how empowers us to understand creation, and so to create. It seems to me that these latter questions are the expressions of Elia Wise, both in person and in her new book, Letter to Earth.