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...]

The Great Cholesterol Myth

By DR. MALCOLM KENDRICK — If you eat too much cholesterol, or saturated fat, your blood cholesterol will rise to dangerous levels. Excess cholesterol will then seep through your artery walls causing thickenings (plaques), which will eventually block blood flow in vital arteries, resulting in heart attacks and strokes.... Scientific hypotheses don’t get much simpler than this: the cholesterol, or diet-heart, hypothesis, has broken free from the ivory towers of academia to impact with massive … [Read more...]

Electro-magnetic Energy Pollution

By DANIEL REID — Science tells us that everything is energy and that matter is nothing more than energy in a different form. Our bodies are a composite of many different energy patterns and vibrations. In fact, the universe and everything in it is made up of different levels of vibration. - Dr. John Veltheim, author & energy therapist, 1992 In traditional medicine, the human energy system (HES) serves as a functional bridge between body and mind, and energy is the therapeutic medium … [Read more...]

What is Biodynamic Farming?

By WENDY E. COOK My first introduction to a biodynamic farm was over 35 years ago, yet it made such an indelible impression upon me that I can still vividly recreate the mem­ory. Nestling in the soft East Sussex hills, Busses Farm, run by Jimmy and Pauline Anderson, was a clear demonstration of a living example of biodynam­ics.  Walking through the kitchen garden was like being in a Monet painting. The French intensive biodynamic method was being practised, with raised beds and an exuberant … [Read more...]

Spiritism in Brazil: A Vision of Change for the New Medical Paradigm

By HUW GRIFFITHS— There was an article in a New Dawn Special Issue No. 5 (published in June 2008) which happened to mention the word ‘Spiritism’. I was unfamiliar with the term except that I’d heard it before in the context of a character called John of God, a spiritual therapist who lives in a remote part of central Brazil. He’s extremely well known in his home country for the fact that he performs operations on up to one thousand patients a day, sometimes using nothing more than an … [Read more...]

Sacred Sight: Improving Vision Naturally

By DOUG MARSH — One, two, buckle my shoe Three, four, knock at the door Five, six, pick up sticks …And so the nursery rhyme goes. Preschool kids learn to count in many fun ways to give them a head start in arithmetic. Once they enter the formalised school system, the subject matter eventually takes on a more serious “measure.” As the grades advance, the material progresses into more complex and diverse subjects, such as geometry, trigonometry, algebra and calculus.The focus of formalised … [Read more...]

The Miracle of Water: The Yin & the Yang

By ALICK BARTHOLOMEW (1930-2015) — We all have the experience of rejuvenation and joy on a vibrant spring day when the sap is rising in the plants and the tree buds are bursting with new life. Water is at the very heart of life creation. Sitting by a waterfall or on the rocks at the edge of the ocean on a sunny day, one can feel the energy of the water in our body. Water is closely linked to the emotions. There is a strong resonance of water with humans. Our ancestors were fascinated by its … [Read more...]

Change Your Diet & Help Save Animals From a Life of Suffering

By DAVID GEROW IRVING — In May of this year Australians were outraged by the news that Australian cattle exported to Indonesia for slaughter had been brutally tortured in Indonesian abattoirs. But while the scandal was attributed to the poor training of Indonesian workers, a close inspection of slaughterhouse methods reveals that cruelty is an inescapable byproduct of animal slaughter no matter where it takes place and regardless of how well-trained animal handlers are. In slaughterhouses … [Read more...]