Modern Medicine: The New World Religion

By REG LITTLE East Asia and possibly South Asia have strong traditions that offer insight into Western medical and scientific follies, but many parts of the developing world are much more vulnerable. The French author, Olivier Clerc, in his 2004 publication, Modern Medicine: The New World Religion has exposed the complex and confused mix of Christian and Enlightenment forces unleashed on many communities without effective traditional spiritual and scientific defences. It is perhaps no … [Read more...]

Marijuana Reconsidered: An Interview with Dr. Lester Grinspoon

By PATRICK DEWALS Dr Lester Grinspoon is associate professor emeritus of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. He researched the medicinal legitimacy of marijuana prohibition 45 years ago and discovered that an immense chain of lies served as a base for sending millions of people to jail. Since then he’s became an advocate for telling the truth about marijuana. PATRICK DEWALS (PD): Can you tell me how you became interested in marijuana? LESTER GRINSPOON (LG): Well it began in 1966. … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Sealing Of The Five Senses

Sealing Of The Five Senses: Advanced Practices For Becoming A Taoist Immortal By Mantak Chia & William U. Wei 176 pages, paperback Published by Destiny Books For those new to Mantak Chia’s work, his Universal Healing Tao system is founded on meditation techniques and breathing exercises. Diet, sleep patterns and general lifestyle choices are also addressed for the betterment of health. As the subtitle suggests, the system includes exercises passed down by Taoist practitioners through … [Read more...]

REVIEW: The Secret Teachings Of The Tao Te Ching

The Secret Teachings Of The Tao Te Ching By Mantak Chia & Tao Huang 256 pages, paperback Published by Inner Traditions  The Tao Te Ching is arguably the world’s most profound and empowering spiritual classic. It has played a critical role in defining the unique character of East Asian spirituality. It has also contributed to an ethos that has seen authorities in China protect their spiritual traditions from the institutional interests that have advanced political interests by … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Inner Alchemy Astrology

Inner Alchemy Astrology: Practical Techniques For Controlling Your Destiny By Mantak Chia & Christine Harkness-Giles 192 pages, paperback Published by Destiny Books The name Mantak Chia has reached legendary status. He possibly is the most famous Asian person behind the drive to bring practical Taoist health and divinity to the greater Western audience. His readership spans far and wide and includes people from all walks of life and socio-economic backgrounds. From the famous to the … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Wisdom Chi Kung

Wisdom Chi Kung: Practices For Enlivening The Brain With Chi Energy By Mantak Chia 160 pages, paperback Published by Destiny Books Wisdom Chi Kung presented me with challenges I had not previously encountered in Mantak Chia’s books. They all take the Western reader deep into what is likely to be unfamiliar territory, as the human body is explored and explained in ways that seem strange and alien. Yet they use physiological terms and diagrams that work well to reduce the initial sense of … [Read more...]

Are You Sleeping in a Safe Place? The Hidden Danger of Geopathic Stress

By SANDY BRIGHTMAN The Earth has a natural background frequency of 7.83Hz, known as the Schumann Resonance, which corresponds to alpha brain waves in humans. When this frequency is thrown out of balance by other energies (either natural or manmade) we can also go out of balance. Our immune systems can weaken, thus inviting any number of illnesses to enter. NASA had to develop Earth Pulse Generators to mimic this natural frequency in spacecraft after finding astronauts lost tone and body mass … [Read more...]

Sacred Plant Healing: Shamanic Medicine & the New Science

By BRETT LOTHIAN In our modern age, all of us have been touched in one way or another by mental illness, either directly or indirectly. Depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and an ever growing list of psychotic disorders and addictions are today rampant in our modern industrialised world. Most likely a direct result of our “keeping up with the Kardashians” lifestyle and ultra competitive, capitalist “greed is good” world. Whilst we may never be able to go back to more simpler times, … [Read more...]

How Long Do You Choose to Live? The Truth About Longevity

By NICHOLAS CORRIN Recently my wife and I were driving back from Seattle to the island of San Juan where we live. To reach the island you must take a ferry from the small port town of Anacortes, some two hours north of Seattle, once the famed capital of Grunge. Now the stomping ground of Yahoo, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, this new Seattle is in constant motion… but not the motion of people walking about, conversing and interacting. As in so many places around the world today, Seattlites’ … [Read more...]

Separating Myth From Truth in Today’s Dietary Debate: An Interview With Sally Fallon Morell

By HUW GRIFFITHS Sally Fallon Morell, the best-selling co-author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition And The Diet Dictocrats, says people should eat more saturated fat, such as full-fat dairy products and fatty cuts of meat and offal, to lose weight and improve their health. Sally has a growing grassroots following in Australia and regularly tours the world to publicise nutrition pioneer Weston A. Price's philosophy of Traditional Foods. … [Read more...]