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Herbs: A Spiritual Approach

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”—John Muir, provided by Let us begin this course by stepping into the world of herbs through our imagination. Allow yourself to pause and take a few [...]

Finding Life Purpose

The Self in Community When we feel connected to others, whether it be our family, friends, the community of people in our town, or the entire community of human beings, we can feel a bigger sense of self. We can become aware of our interconnection with each being in our community and [...]

House Healing for Ghost Hunters

Wouldn’t you want to be healed if you were a ghost? After all, we will all eventually experience leaving this physical world, and it does take some time to adjust to being non‐physical. What if you didn’t realize you had passed on, and you were trying to carry out your normal duties? [...]

UFOs & Extraterrestrial Intelligence

In Communion (1987) Whitley Strieber tell the story of what he calls “a shattering assault from the unknown.” According to his account, in the winter of 1985 he was “visited” at his cabin in a secluded corner of upstate New York, taken somewhere against his will and subjected to frightening and painful [...]

Vibrational Healing

“When all your energies are brought into harmony, your body flourishes. And when your body flourishes, your soul has a soil in which it can blossom in the world. These are the ultimate reasons for energy medicine—to prepare the soil and nurture the blossom.” —Donna Eden, “Energy Medicine” The understanding that matter [...]


Reiki is a Japanese word that means sacred or spiritual energy. Ki is that life energy or universal energy that is cultivated and used in the art of Reiki. The term “universal” is not just the energy in this solar system but, as Bronwen and Frans Stiene wrote in The Japanese Art [...]

Astral Projections

What is an astral projection? Many of you have most likely heard this term tossed about in metaphysical circles and communities, but do you really know what it is? Perhaps you have even had an astral projection and didn’t know that was what it was! Almost everyone has had an astral projection [...]


Purification is a twofold process that clarifies the emotions, or astral body, and the mind, or mental body. Since emotional problems lead to mental confusion, the emotions must be purified first. Many of us experienced traumas in childhood that have crippled us emotionally. Since a rationalist paradigm currently predominates even in these [...]

Awakening to the True Self

Throughout our lives, we are continually forming answers to the question of who we are. Yet these answers often do not come through really looking to the core of our being, but instead from how we want others to perceive us. They are answers from the ego, and they come in numerous [...]

Mantras and Mudras

Mantras are a phrase or word that is repeated over and over again during meditation. They are meant to assist the user in reaching a higher state of consciousness, especially as relates to the particular mantra being used. It is a very widely used technique, especially in Tibetan, Sufi, Hindu and Orthodox [...]

Channeling Skills

Channeling is an ancient metaphysical science. Although it enjoyed a peak level of acceptance in the late 1980’s in the United States, it has been around longer than the word itself. After the 1980’s, channeling practices lost some of their luster after a few people who channeled made predictions that didn’t come [...]

Connecting With Angels

Related Elemental Beings Nature spirits could be regarded as the “cousins” of the angelic family, and are on a different wavelength. They are the devas, fairies, and gnomes. They are the presiding patterns that oversee all plants and minerals. They nurture physical environments which they do independently of human efforts. You can [...]

A Course In Miracles

Lesson 31: “I am not the victim of the world I see.” Today's idea is the introduction of your declaration of release. Again, the idea should be applied to both the world you see with out to the world you see within. We will use a form of practice that will be [...]

Hypnosis and Beyond

There may be as many different types of hypnotherapy as there are different healers who employ hypnosis. However, some broad categories of hypnotherapy can be outlined, keeping in mind that not everyone’s technique will fit neatly into one of these pigeonholes. Firstly, we can divide hypnotic techniques generally into two classes: self-hypnosis, [...]

Spiritual Symbols and Colors

Symbols have always surrounded us in our daily lives and allow us to process immense amounts of information in a short time. We make quick decisions based on a glance at street signs. We connect business logos and brand names with an array of meanings. Every time we read a book we transform [...]

Gods, Goddesses & Mythology

Of all the systems of mythology, the Norse mythic cosmology -- along with its own pantheon and language, the Runes—is the only one that does not claim its origin in an ancient super-civilization. The Norsemen saw their religion as coming directly from their gods, primarily Odin. The Roman pagans and Druids of [...]

World Religions

The subject of religion has as many beliefs, feelings, and perceptions around it as there are people on the planet.  In a way, everyone has their own religion, even if they subscribe to a religion that many others do.  This is because everyone has their own interpretations of the religion they subscribe [...]

Meditation Skills

In recent years the scientific community has taken a strong interest in studying the effects of meditation. Because of the links found between stress and disease, and the interest in relaxation as a preventative model, scientists are earnestly studying the physiological and psychological effects of meditation. The society we live in has [...]

Pranayama and The Art of Breathing

Emotions have a lot to do with breathing. When a person is relaxed and happy, diaphragmatic breathing is a natural result. When people are angry, fearful or otherwise “tight,” they mostly use thoracic or clavicular breathing. Some people don’t even realize that they freeze between breaths, stopping the breathing process altogether. This [...]

Divination Systems

Just think of what a single day in your life would be like if you did not use any numbers at all. You would not be able to use your cell phone, banks would close, schools, hospitals and airports, would all cease to operate. Basically, life as we know it would revert [...]

Mysterious Experiences

In 1882, a group of eminent thinkers formed the British Society for Psychical Research to investigate paranormal phenomena, in the form of telepathy, mediumship, séances and apparitions.  In Alternate Realities (1976) we read that the researchers “spent decades in tightening their experimental designs” and found that “The evidence was completely solid that [...]

Dreams and Dreaming

Dreams have long been a source of intrigue and mystery to humankind since the beginning of time. When was the first dream? It is speculated by scientists that dreams began 130 million years ago. This theory was explored by observing animals with varying levels of nervous system development. Observation was done by [...]

Radical Reprogramming and Absolute Affirmations

“And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?”—Kahlil Gibran Children are so amazingly beautiful and wise. If you take the time to be with a child, you are automatically taking on these qualities of being in the present. Another profound quality children [...]

Anger Management

The aim of anger management is to construct a means to dismantle the automatic anger reflex by introducing conscious awareness of how and why we react, and to develop acceptable alternative behaviors to destructive expressions of anger. The goal of the information herein, is to assemble, as practically and as possible, a [...]

Astrology Basics

Early humanity forever searched for order in the chaotic world, an order the gentleness of the night sky provided. In the heavens, the cycle of the Milky Way's starry inhabitants recurred. The Babylonians and Egyptians charted the many cyclic recurrences, charting the planets and certain comets. We today have these same configurations. [...]