By Trevor Carolan
For the past 30 years, Dr. David Suzuki has been recognized as an internationally-renowned environmental activist. An award-winning scientist and broadcaster, his acclaimed television documentaries including the ever-popular The Nature of Things, which explains the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way have been shown in more than 80 countries. A world leader in sustainable ecology, he is also the author of 30 books, including Introduction to Genetic Analysis, Genethics, and 10 childrens books. We recently spoke with Dr. Suzuki at the David Suzuki Foundation in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Despite continued public concern, governments still support the introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into the food supply. The multi-billion dollar industry behind biotechnology stimulates the economy, but there must be risks. Are we being used as human guinea pigs?
About Rudolf Steiner:
by Ralph White
Exactly one hundred years ago, something spiritually remarkable was happening in Central Europe. A figure had emerged with the most profound insight into the deepest mysteries of the human experience: death, reincarnation, the existence of higher worlds and the destiny of human evolution.
He was highly educated in Western philosophy and science, widely read in cultural and artistic matters, and possessed a magnetic gift as a public speaker and writer. Over the course of the next twenty five years, he gave over six thousand lectures none of them the same wrote twenty five books, and founded major new impulses in education, agriculture, medicine and numerous other disciplines.
Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality
by Linda Marks
"Erotic energy is not just about having sex," says Suzanne Blackburn, whose participation in sexuality and spirituality work has catapulted her personal and spiritual growth. "It is about living."
Take a look at the world around us, and it becomes readily apparent that we are living in a time of simultaneous convergence and deconstruction. The gender roles we were raised with have broken down and blurred. The image of nuclear family as mom, dad, and 2.4 children has been superceded by a far greater spectrum of family possibilities. Bisexuality, androgyny, gender fluidity, and polyamory are more and more common, especially among the twenty-something generation.
Laura Davis on the Road to Reconciliation
by Cat Saunders
and reconciliation go hand in hand."
World renowned for her best-selling book, The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis has helped me and countless others to overcome the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. In her work as a syndicated columnist, educator and workshop leader, she has woven her personal experience with familial reconciliation into a tapestry of techniques for helping others to achieve more wholeness by healing their relationships. Laura has been featured on Oprah, CNN and NPRs "All Things Considered," as well as in Time Magazine and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her books, which also include Allies in Healing and Becoming the Parent You Want to Be, have been published in more than 10 languages and have sold more than 1.8 million copies in the United States alone.
by James Jarvis
By adding the universal year 2003, (2+0+0+3) = 5, to the 5th month of May, we come up with the vibration of 10/1. The 10/1 month is a time for new beginnings. It is a particularly good month for initiating any new projects that require you to pull from your creative energies. Take some time this month to reflect on how you can bring more joy and meaning to your work. If you have wanted to begin a new project that you are really passionate about, now is the time to tune into how you can make it happen.
May 1: Be in Your Body. The new moon is in Taurus this month. A new moon occurs when the sun and moon are in the same sign and signifies the joining of solar and lunar energies. With the new moon in Taurus, what nurtures us this month is getting more grounded and in touch with the natural world. Digging in the garden or any outdoor activity where you really experience being in your body is very healing and nurturing at this time. Attunement to the earth through Native American or indigenous cultures rituals is also a way of getting grounded this month.
From the Editor
by Charles Alkire
Theres an old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." Lately the times feel pretty interesting to me. But I trust that this, like any good curse, is a prelude to something special, something magical. Prince Charming, maybe, with a kiss big enough to wake up the whole world. With network news coverage looking increasingly like commercials for misguided patriotism, we could use it right about now.
As the war machine trudges on, a shift in focus is needed. War has happened, and its time to face the new challenges rising from the ashes. The humanitarian crisis that always follows war is a primary concern. Agencies like the Red Cross <www.redcross.org>, UNICEF <www.unicef.org> and Mercy Corps <www.mercycorps.org> are working to provide much-needed assistance to the homeless, the starving, the injured and the displaced. As always, but especially now, they need support.