| Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship |
by Hal Stone, Ph.D. and Sidra Stone, Ph.D.
Partnering is the next step in the evolution of relationship. It is the vital, exciting, and challenging linkage of two energy systems so they can work together harmoniously to create something new and sacred.
| A Practical Guide to Shamanism |
by Lora Jansson
Shamanism is experiencing phenomenal popularity in our culture today. Perhaps ten years ago shamanic practice was viewed as unusual or rare, but many thousands of people are now learning how to work with classic shamanic techniques each year.
| Star Watch |
by James Jarvis
By adding the universal year 2000 (2+0+0+0=2) to the 5th month of May, we come up with the vibration of 7. The 7 month is about taking the time to tune in to what has meaning in your life. It is a time for inner reflection, contemplation, and rest. Use this month to tap into what has meaning for you through art, meditation, being close to nature, and, if possible, retreat time. Look to see how you can create a harmonious balance between alone time for expanding your insights, creativity, and practical accomplishment.
| Birthing a Book: The Inside Scoop on a Wild Adventure |
by Cat Saunders
If someone had told me in 1985, when I first conceived, that I would be pregnant for 15 years, I probably would have choked. As it was, there were no postcards from God explaining that birth wouldn't come until the year 2000. As a result, I went through many false labors, pushing when it felt like time to push, only to discover again and again that it simply wasn't time yet.
| Creative Christianity |
by John Douglas
John Dewey had two main complaints concerning the orthodox, organized Christian religion as he witnessed it. First, it artificially separated the earthly existence from the spiritual by way of principles like Calvinistic "grace without works," which ostensibly made anything done in the temporal life tantamount to a moot performance of meaningless action once "ultimates" were considered. Second, it was unreflective, which led toward passive superstition and enslavement to set doctrines and picayune, often prejudiced principles.
| The Andes Opened My Heart |
by Mark Amaru Pinkham
It was a sunny afternoon during an October day in 1998 when I arrived at the plateau of Marca Wasi, 11,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. I was the first of my group of six persons to enter the sacred precincts of this mysterious place, which has served as a sanctuary for shamanic ritual and vision quests for thousands of years. As I walked onto the unique plateau, I found myself surrounded by huge finger-shaped stones, the kind of enigmatic rock formations for which Marca Wasi is famous. These towering rocks were bound together into a circle, thus creating the shape of a colossal, megalithic temple.
| Understanding the Self through Sufism |
by Arthur Scott
The following is an interview conducted by Arthur Scott, a professor at Dominican College, Stanford, and the University of California at San Francisco, with Sufi master Shah Nazar Seyed Ali Kianfar, Ph.D. Dr. Kianfar is co-director and cofounder of the International Association of Sufism and an internationally published author who has been teaching Sufism for over thirty years.
| From the Publisher |
by Deverick Martin
Please join me in welcoming Maria Marsala, our new Internet review columnist. She'll be describing the gems that she finds in cyberspace in the monthly "Online" column in the "In Review" section. I extend my thanks and blessings to Elana Lindquist. Elana began the column in late 1997, and connected us with "Coach Maria," who this month offers Internet newcomers some tips on taking the fear out of getting started; see page 25, especially if this sounds like you!