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The Soul, Magicianship & the Evolution of Humanity A Conversation with

William Meader


  Native Minnesotan, noted leader

on Esoteric Philosophy, returns to present talks, workshops this month

Darkness on the Edge of Town An Edge Life Expo preview with

Dave Schrader


  Host of

“Darkness Radio” will present a Keynote November 5: “Exploration of the Spirit Realm”


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The energies of this planet have ramped up to sustain the evolution of the very young race we call human beings. We like to resolve disagreements with force. But we have arrived at the Reckoning, a crucial time of change, a time in which human consciousness will transcend its current state. We present to you in November the Minneapolis Holistic Expo, an empowering event that will offer you tools to wade through this craziness and step into our new paradigm of existence.






On Saturday, this down-toearth psychic/medium will present a special workshop for parents of Psychic & Intuitive Kids. Sunday, she presents a “Live Audience Reading,” an experience of connecting with your soul and communicating with spirit and loved ones.

Join Eric & Bert of 2GuysInTheKnow on Sunday as they share their personal experiences with angels and how lives change when you allow them into your life. On Monday, they present a daylong workshop on “Embracing Your Inner Power.”

Professional psychic, ghost buster, author, teacher and member of what Paranormal Borderline called the “world’s most famous psychic family” presents: “What are We Here For?” Find answers and get to that point in life you deserve to be in.




International teacher, consultant, author and leader of transformational seminars presents, “Encounters with the Spirit World,” allowing you to view spirits from an enlightened perspective, moving from a place of fear to compassion and love.

Host of the long-running paranormal radio show “Darkness Radio” and regular guest host of “Coast to Coast AM” discusses Ghosts, Angels and Otherworldy visitors in a fun and fascinating keynote address: “Exploration of the Spirit Realm.”

Psychologist, teacher, certified coach and meditation specialist presents: “The Akasha – The Soul’s Journey,” to assist you in learning how to explore your soul’s journey, expand your consciousness and learn how to release karma.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, November 5 ✫ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, November 6 GOLD CARD $92 NOW! Front Row seating for every Keynote Speaker (does not include 2GuysInTheKnow events or the Kelli Miller Saturday Workshop). Purchase a Gold Card now and save 37%.

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 CONTENTS More Articles on Authenticity Fourteen additional perspectives on this month’s Featured Topic

Darkness on the Edge of Town


An Edge Life Expo Preview with Dave Schrader by Tim Miejan

featured topic AUTHENTICITY 26 The Genuine Article Spirit Leaves, by Janet Michele Red Feather 26 Being True when you Live from the Heart, by Marianne Soucy 27 Coming Home to Authenticity by Kerri Hummingbird

The Soul, Magicianship  & the Evolution of Humanity

28 Overcome the ‘Shoulds’ by Jaz Villemaire

William Meader

17 Orange smooths out Everything Food First, by Nutrition Julie


29 Removing Fear from our Lives by Maggie Wahls

  A Conversation with What is Means to Die & Wake Up Rajiv Parti, MD & the Lessons of his Near-Death Experience, by Paul Perry

by Tim Miejan 6 You cannot Avoid the Void by Chris LaFontaine 8 Dr. Alex Feng offers Rare Opportunity to learn Medical Qi Gong 8 New Subscription Box encourages Mindful Practice 8 Love in a Time of Poverty  by Jesse Castro

An Ocean Ethos New Paradigm for the 21st Century by Peter Neill

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24 A Diet for the Auras of Aspiring Adepts by David Christopher Lewis 24 The Next Stage: The Holistic Approach to Transitioning, by Liz Tetu 25 Where Terrorism Ends From the Heart, by Alan Cohen


10  Tour of Ancient Egypt promises  Adventure & Awe

31 Featured Businesses:   Coaching & Hypnotherapy

10  How to Love Yourself  by Eric J. Christopher

32 Intuitive Network

11  Grieco to present ‘Living with Purpose’ 12  September Horoscope: Cleaning Home  & Soul, Mercurial Messages, by Heather Roan Robbins 16  The Seeds of Truth  A Pleiadian Message, by Christine Day

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You cannot Avoid the Void by Chris LaFontaine It’s weird. On one hand it seems there is much ado about everything. On the other it seems there is not much ado about anything. There is compelling drama as the old reality melts down into chaos, yet there is immersion into the pregnant stillness of a world yet unknown. And impatient frustration reigns as we navigate between them. We’re tested in every moment these days. The old teaching is that where attention goes, energy flows. As a creator being, where are you choosing to focus your attention? The death throes of Duality generate crises that beckon in a thousand ways, like enchanting Sirens luring sailors to shipwreck on the rocks. One minute of feeding the old system by entering a polarity and proudly justifying THE EDGE MAGAZINE 763.433.9291 P.O. Box 664, Anoka, MN 55303

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your position is a minute still bound within that system. The only way out is out. By awareness and choice. As long as we are here, we’re still going to be active in the world, perhaps with more awareness than ever. We can be supportive of something without polarizing against what appears to be its opposite. Therein lie the practices of discernment and detachment. The title of this comment reflects what I’ve been feeling over much of this year. I have found the transition between worlds to be challenging. The impatience and frustration grows from being clear that the old ways of being here don’t feel good and no longer actually work, while I find few places of comfort in the vastness of the unknown. This is the void, the in-between

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place. I find it unpleasant. The sense of never fitting into the old reality has only become more evident, and it’s a bit shocking sometimes to realize how diligently I tried. At the same time, most of what has been known is disappearing with a curious process of showing its backside before being consumed by the flames of change. Everything stored or disowned is being released out of the unconscious. Individually, we call it healing. Collectively we call it transformation. It’s not always pretty or comfortable, if ever. a Chris LaFontaine is consciousness techie with the soul of an artist and healer. He shares his perspectives on personal and global transformation through blog posts at Lightsmith (, and can be contacted at Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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New Subscription Box encourages Mindful Practice Crystalline Light has announced the launch of My Crystal Bliss Subscription Box, a monthly service that delivers crystals and stones, wellness and personal care items, and artist-created goods for one, three or six months. It’s designed to help consumers have a mindful practice of spiritual growth, with a savings on the retail price. Orders are placed before the 15th of each month on the company’s website and are shipped after the 20th of the same month. Subscriptions are available at www. “In these days of busy lives and challenges in society, I wanted to share a way for people to feel peaceful and a connection with beautiful gifts from the earth, even if for just a few moments,” owner Jennifer Salness said. “Stones have a certain calm about them, which seems unlikely, but there is scientific reasoning behind the use of crystals. I hope this service can be a bridge to those curious about meditative, spiritual practices or can provide a richer experience for those already on a transformative journey.” For almost 20 years, Crystalline Light has offered high-quality crystals, stones, essential oil mists, gemstone jewelry and other gifts at trade shows and online. The company mission statement of “energetic tools for living connected” is reflected in the online retail business, online courses and consultation services. Participants in the subscription box will receive a surprise box in the mail containing: one-of-a-kind crystals and stones; a crystal-related gift such as keychains or jewelry; wellness items such as sage, bath salts or essential oil products or artisan-created gifts like pouches, skin care, home decor; as well as many other surprises. A longer subscription plan receives an additional $50 valued bonus of an online course about how crystals work and how to use them in your life. “You won’t know what you’re getting each month,” Salness said, “but you can trust it will be quality, personal and delightful. It’s like receiving a surprise birthday gift each month. Plus you’re saving $15 to $50 on the full retail price of the included gifts. Each box is carefully curated for quality as well as meditative connection.” a 8

Dr. Alex Feng offers Rare Opportunity to learn Medical Qi Gong in Minneapolis “The Heart of Qi Gong: Connect to the Elements: Earth, Water, Sky,” hosted by the Qi Gong Connection and Five Elements Martial Arts and Healing Center, will be offered to the public on September 23-25 at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Renowned Qi Gong Grandmaster, Alex Feng, Ph.D., O.M.D., L.Ac., will bring his unique Taoist perspective to facilitate getting in touch with one’s own physical, psychic, and spiritual consciousness to promote self and other-directed healing. Qi Gong is translated as energy work. An intensely personal practice, Qi Gong has been used as a critical component of Traditional Chinese Medicine and healing for centuries. The practice can be adapted to any level of ability and is noted for its effectiveness in promoting stamina, balance, calming the Monkey Mind, psychological centering, and the immune system. Qi Gong is a standard prescription for cancer patients in China.   From a 2,000-year-old history, these practices are interpreted by Dr. Feng for effective management of one’s energy in this modern world. He brings a blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Taoism, and energy work to facilitate individual recognition, transformation and transportation of energy or qi that is considered our life force. Qi Gong is one practice at the heart of Taoism and TCM for attaining increased consciousness and self-awareness. The weekend includes Taoism Class and

Meditation, Psychology of the Five Elements, Internal/External Qi, and Seaweed Qi Gong and Qi Gong Applications for self-healing and healing of others. Interactive, all classes will be practice focused with supporting theory and individual attention. Dr. Feng’s Dr. Alex Feng unique I Am A Seaweed Qi Gong focuses on the strength and resiliency of seaweed — firmly rooted but able to flex, bend and flow with the environment — always centered. Dr. Feng is internationally known for his innovative TCM with leadership in integrative medicine. Director of the Integrative Medicine Division at Alameda Health Systems in the Bay Area, he is a highly regarded teacher of TCM students as well as a master of the internal Chinese martial arts. His teachings have evolved from his homeland in China, study with many Masters, and his students over the past 45 years. His I Am a Seaweed Qi Gong is taught at his Center, Zhi Dao Guan, The Taoist Center in Oakland, Calif., and at Alta Bates Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley. For more information, Dr. Feng can be reached at or 510.336.00129. To register, go to a

love in a time of poverty by Jesse Castro I have known love by another name, turned to song, battered and reluctant, surfacing for air in just a few words. distracted by memories of another life. I have been love in someone else’s thoughts, danced into a corner. comparing a friend to a dimming of the light. saying we never did that was our only sin. unclaimed love was never meant to last. on and on forever. love is not our doing but our surrender. a Jesse Castro is a poet, outsider artist, community activist, art educator and advocate for the displaced and at-risk children and their parents. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Tour of Ancient Egypt promises Adventure, Awe A two-week tour of Egypt can be an amazing experience. Dale and Sheryl Fisher invite you to join them next March 14-27, 2017, for a great adventure with a private yacht on the Nile, visiting ancient temples and the Sphinx and spending private time in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid. The Fishers have visited Egypt four times, most recently in October 2015. “We realized we wanted to do it again and bring others with us,” they said. Participants will spend six days on a luxury yacht, the Afandina (see Afandina Dahabia on YouTube), and they will be guided by an Egyptologist with Quest Travel at the Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple (also known as the Temple of Man) and six other ancient sites on the Nile River, and stand at the feet of the huge statues of Rameses II at Abu-Simbel. The tour will then return to Cairo and the Mena House hotel, featuring beautiful grounds and views of the nearby pyramids on the Giza Plateau. The Mena House has hosted royalty, heads of state and celebrities. During the five days in Cairo, the group will visit the Egyptian Museum, where they will explore ancient Egyptian artifacts dating back to 4,000 B.C. “It is a thrilling experience to stand before the famous gold death mask of Tut-Ankh-Amun and the many other treasures that travelled with the boy king to the afterlife,” the Fishers said. The tour will then travel to the step pyramid at Sakkara, the oldest pyramid, and visit the Giza Plateau with the Sphinx and the pyramids. A special private visit to the King’s Chamber in the Great pyramid also is planned. While in Cairo, other sacred sites with ancient Egyptian, Jewish, Christian and Muslim heritages will be visited. “When we visited the ancient temples, we have had the thrill of realizing prior lifetimes at the sacred temples,” The Fishers said. “Many people who have had a long-term interest in visiting Egypt and never knew why will find answers once physically in Egypt. It is quite amazing to suddenly ‘see’ the site in full color from thousands of years ago. We have enjoyed the leadership of our guide, who is an encyclopedia of Egyptology and gives us detailed explanations of the controversial theories about the amazing structures.” The Fishers said tour is safe. “In all the time we have spent in Egypt,” they said, “we have never had a moment of concern. Quest Travel is the finest travel agency in Egypt and they take good care of us.” The cost is $3,800 plus air fare. Half of the payment is due by September 30, with full payment by November 1. For more information and a full itinerary, contact Dale and Sheryl Fisher at 763.420.9017 or a 10

How to Love Yourself by Eric J. Christopher Recently while leading a group, someone shared that her goal was to learn to love herself, but felt it was an impossible task. Others agreed with this statement. Most of them were either bombarded with an endless barrage of negative self-talk, or they felt strong guilt from some past actions. I offered that the easiest way to love yourself is to really know your yourself — to realize that you aren’t who you think you are. The “you” that you have a hard time loving isn’t really “you.” You are not your programming and conditioning. Negative thoughts about self come from somewhere. They all have a beginning point in an event or circumstance. You’re not born with these thoughts, unless there’s a past-life influence, but even then they began at some point in that past life or before. Sometimes the programming can be subtly and unconsciously passed down through the generations, with parents influencing their children based on how they were raised, how love or anger was communicated or not communicated. Just like you can open the hood of a car to explore how it’s wired and how it works, you can engage in deep selfreflection to see how your programming and conditioning began. An effective way to do this exploration is to go within to access a higher state of awareness. For example, if you have a strong feeling of guilt because of a past action, you could imagine floating above that scene and investigate what was going through your mind at the time. Perhaps you did something regretful because at the time you thought you were gaining or getting something from it, given the mindset that you had of yourself and the world at that time. The only purpose of guilt is to point to what you could do differently next time, and in that moment of awareness you are doing precisely what your highest purpose in life is: to learn, grow, evolve and awaken. The primary way humans learn is by making mistakes. So from the viewpoint of your soul, mistakes are only seen as an opportunity to grow, and in that moment of seeing, your soul is happy. The highest part of you is timeless and guiltless; it doesn’t care how long

  The highest part of you “ is timeless and guiltless;

it doesn’t care how long it takes to get a lesson. it takes to get a lesson. Just as you can tinker with a machine to make it run more smoothly, we can be aware of the amazing impact we would have on ourselves and the world if we released the negative thought programs that govern our life and replace them with clarity, confidence, creative potential and freedom — all qualities of our truest self. We’re not here to berate ourselves, or remain stuck and recoiled in fear and guilt, living from a false sense of self. We’re here to challenge ourselves to shine and thrive, to learn to live from our potential, and to experience that the joy of doing so feels better, freer and “more real.” You are the infinite being that can be aware of a passing mood or thought, and investigate where beliefs originated. There’s a part of you that can be aware of your thoughts. Who or what is this “I” that can say “I” feel happy, and then can notice “I” feel sad 10 minutes later? Thoughts, moods and beliefs can come and go, but the more permanent “real” you is the constant, unchanging awareness, forever anchored in the here and now, that can notice the mind’s ever-changing moods and thought patterns, like watching sticks or debris washing down a stream. Eckhart Tolle says the next step in human evolution is to become aware of our thoughts, thus creating a gulf between “us” and our thought patterns. Therein lies the difference between suffering and liberation. It depends on where we place our identity: the ever-changing mind or the mysterious, expansive, silent awareness that can witness it. a Eric J. Christopher has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Certified Regression Hypnotherapist. Eric’s life passion has been to help clients connect to their inner wisdom that can uncover and heal the roots of limiting fears and beliefs, thereby enabling them to experience the freedom, peace and clarity of their wise soul self. He specializes in past life regression therapy, life-between-lives therapy, and also present life deep emotional healing of the body and subconscious mind. He has a private practice in St. Paul. To learn more, visit Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Grieco to present ‘Living with Purpose’ Author and spiritual teacher Mary Hayes Grieco will lead an interactive workshop on “Living with Purpose” from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in The Church of St. Francis, 3201 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis. The workshop is sponsored by the Minneapolis Theosophical Society as part of its Ancient Wisdom / Ancient Mysteries series of workshops and lectures. Harpist Bettie Seitzer will provide special live music. The interactive workshop will focus on finding your life purpose, loving yourself, serving others, and healing our world. “The challenge of our times,” Grieco said, “calls for us to live our hope for ourselves and our world and to powerfully step up to the tasks that are uniquely ours to do. No one can sit on the sidelines.” Mary Hayes Grieco is the author of several books, including Unconditional Forgiveness and The New Kitchen Mystic. She is director of the Midwest Institute for Forgiveness Training and co-creator of the “Life Gets Better Now” podcast.  She works in private practice at the Well Healing Arts Center and has served as a

respected spiritual teacher and leader in the Twin Cities for more than 30 years.  She described her October 8 workshop as a special day with others who are committed to bringing love and light to Mary Hayes Grieco our planet and a time to find encouragement and new focus about our special life purpose. “Be a light — a steady light,” she advised. “Live with faith in our human community.” The four-hour Saturday workshop will feature:  Discovering your personal life purpose.  The paradox of living with purpose: “Relax, but get going!”  Singing your song.  Accepting and valuing your present purpose and awaken to the next level of service.  The tools of living with purpose: intuition, humility, will and spiritual practice.  How can I make a healing contribution to the world in these times of fear and stress?

  Be a light — a steady light... No one can sit on the sidelines. The cost is $45 adults, $40 for students and seniors, $70 for couples or families, and $10 discount for Theosophical Society members. Credit cards accepted. Registration at the door on the day of the events.There will be free refreshments. Books, workbooks and audiobooks by Mary Hayes Grieco will be available for sale and autographing during the workshop. The Theosophical Society is not affiliated with any religious or political organization and exists to form the nucleus of a universal cooperative with respect for all life. The group defends individual right of interpretation and holds no dogma. The society encourages the free and open-minded study of spirituality, philosophy, science, laws of nature, and the latent powers in all people The group sponsors lectures and miniworkshops from 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at The Church of St. Francis, Minneapolis. For more information, call 651.235.6645. a

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respect. Take every opportunity to expand your world towards the end of the month. Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…It’s healing for you to dive into your creativity and perfect your craft. You may need to be self-reliant this month; if there is tension around expectations of other people’s resources, know they may be distracted, not withholding. Use gentle honesty to sort out flotsam from your heart’s work. Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Look to the feng shui of your home, clear clutter, old memories, unfinished business between family members. Give room for one another’s sensitive feelings, particularly around the Pisces full moon, and let that reset family patterns. Clear the path for fresh creative projects and relationships after the fall equinox.

September Horoscope

Cleaning home & soul Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac

by Heather Roan Robbins Leaves begin to turn, the harvest starts, the Sun is in Virgo, and it’s time to sharpen our critical capacities to make the best decisions we can. We’ll begin this work year with a review session as Mercury (Virgo’s ruler) retrogrades August 30 through the fall Equinox September 22. It’s tricky to make new friends or contacts with Mercury retrograde unless


we bond over spilled milk, train delays, or other minor Mercurial snafus. Take all basic Mercury retrograde precautions: confirm appointments, check schedules, watch out for misunderstanding, and drive safely. Meditate at prolonged traffic stops, and bring a good book everywhere. September begins with solar eclipse/Virgo New Moon on September 1, echoed by a lunar eclipse-Pisces Full Moon on September 16. Eclipses act like astrological acupuncture

and intensify endings and beginnings. In Virgo, we reap what we have sown, lovely seeds we’ve planted now bear fruit, trouble we planted now produces burrs. New connections unfold easily after September 22. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Check your health, your work and relationships with your co-workers: what do you need to clean up? Relationships with equals warm up where you balance needs between you, and work towards mutual

Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Tend to your neighbors, neighborhood, siblings and sibling-like friends; clear the air with those familiar people. Be helpful under the small slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and grow trust. You may have an opportunity to break a family pattern and choose to be proactive in the world, but need peace in your home sanctuary. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Keep an eye on your material resources, check that the inflow and outflow of funds match, check that the important things you need are in good condition. The rest of your year will be easier if you tend to material matters now. Don’t argue around money, just stay self-responsible and look for creative solutions.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…This month may bring a crisis or breakthrough around personal identity. Your world may have expanded over the last year, but has your identity caught up? Your progress may be tested, but this gives you a chance to truly believe the changes as you pass the tests with your new strength and perspective. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…They love you, they really do, as Venus in Libra is joined by Jupiter. But that doesn’t stop you from some deep soul-searching; tend to your personal psychic and physical health. As you take personal inventory, make sure you remember what you have done right, as well as where you still need work. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)… Communication can be complicated with friends or in group or team situations; conflicting needs can bring out the critical edge. In an unusual role, you can play the peacemaker. All the deeper personal work you did earlier this year now stands you in good stead; you can make a difference if you choose. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)… Your wonderful ability to adapt may be tested at work, but take no shortcuts. Use your gift of honesty diplomatically; for the first few weeks, people will be touchy, defensive, but become more open to your good suggestions after the fall equinox. Friendships, however, proliferate when you solve problems together.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)… Expect confusion around matters of publicity, organization and education; just gently persist in understanding and being understood. Check in with siblings and sibling-like friends around the 16th. Don’t offer material support, but do offer emotional support, and let them know you need it, too. They grow when they help you. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Check yourself for the appropriate use of other people’s resources; return what you have borrowed, and ask before you share. Speak up for good causes but don’t speak for other people. Your generous philosophical heart may receive tricky lessons in boundaries, but don’t be discouraged; just find an authentic, egalitarian way forward. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Clean up relationships at home and work. Do not throw the people out, but do some surgical pruning on difficult habits between the two of you; weed misunderstandings on both your parts so that healthy partnerships can flourish. When other people are generous, receive graciously and let it be a joy to them. a Heather Roan Robbins is a heart-centered and choice-oriented astrologer, palmist and ceremonialist with 30+ years’ experience. Her book, Moon Wisdom: Transform Your Life using the Moon Signs and Cycles, brings real astrology into an accessible format. She’s trained in astro-locality, mythic, multigenerational and traditional astrology and uses it at the core of her spiritual counseling. For a daily view, read Starcodes at Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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An Edge Life Expo Preview with Dave Schrader   Host of “Darkness Radio”

will present a Keynote Talk November 5 on “Exploration of the Spirit Realm” by Tim Miejan Many of us as children were afraid of things that went bump in the night, and we went to sleep thinking about boogie men hiding in the closet and under the bed. Some of us headed straight to Stephen King as teenagers, and now, as grown men and women, we stay up late and listen to scary stories of ghosts and goblins on the Twin Cities’ “Darkness Radio” or George Noory’s acclaimed “Coast to Coast AM.” Why do we seek out answers to the mysteries of life in the dark of the night? And why do radio hosts devote their lives to bringing some semblance of reason to topics that chill us to the bone? Dave Schrader, host of the popular and internationally heard paranormal talk radio show “Darkness Radio” from 9 p.m. to midnight Monday through Friday on AM 1130 in the Cities, will be presenting “Exploration of the Spirit Realm,” a 90-minute keynote talk on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the 2016 Minneapolis Holistic Expo, presented by Edge Life Expos & Events. Co-author of the book, The Other Side (2009, Houghton Mifflin), Schrader has contributed to TAPS ParaMagazine (The Official Magazine of SyFy’s “Ghost Hunters” show). He is frequently a guest speaker at related conferences worldwide, and has been featured on Paranormal Programs on A&E (“Paranormal State”) and Travel Channel (“Ghost Adventuress” and “Paranormal Challenge”). He’s been an active participant in hundreds of investigations worldwide and is a recurring fill-in host on “Coast to Coast AM.” Schrader agreed to let us delve into his mind for a bit to learn more about why he does what he does and what he will present at the Edge Life Expo this fall. What was your most memorable paranormal experience? Dave Schrader: The dream visitation from

my grandfather about a month after his


death. He came to me when I was at my lowest point of grief and delivered some of the most inspiring thought and insight into death and what comes next. That had a profound impact on my life. I was able to validate that it was more than a “dream,” as he gave me information about family that I had no way of knowing. That really shifted my paradigm. When did you become interested personally in the paranormal and how did that manifest in your life? DS: I truly believe the paranormal had an

interest in me first. I had visitations from my grandmother after her death when I was 3 and 4 years old. I had a Bigfoot sighting when I was 11 and lived in a very haunted house growing up — and in 2006 I had an encounter with a UFO. I think the supernatural is stalking me! It has my attention, that is for sure. I also had a very supportive family that inspired me to ask questions and seek the truth.

What led you to be a radio talk show host on unexplained phenomena and the paranormal? DS: My co-host, Tim Dennis, and I worked

together in college radio in Winona, MN on KQAL 89.5 FM when we were young. He stayed in radio his whole life and I ventured off into sales, but eventually our paths collided when he worked for a station that had a slot to fill from 11 p.m. to midnight on Sunday nights. We thought it would be fun to do a little talk show together. We both had a life-long fascination with the topic of the paranormal and thought it was a solid subject to investigate and research on air. That was the birth of “Darkness Radio” on January 1, 2006.

You have traveled the world investigating claims of the paranormal. What stands out as far as your most remarkable findings? DS: I am excited by the differing views of

life, death and the paranormal from state to state and country to country. There is always something new and interesting to uncover. I have had the great fortune to see haunted cemeteries, crypts, castles, hotels, asylums and prisons around the world.

Dave Schrader speaks at Edge Life Expo from 10:30 a.m. to Noon Saturday, Nov. 5, at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN. Tickets include admission to expo and free workshops that day. For discount tickets to Schrader’s keynote talk, “Exploration of the Spirit Realm,” visit and click on Minneapolis Holistic Expo. What was your experience at famous locations that proved utterly disappointing in terms of not revealing anything at all to report on? DS: I was a guest on the TV series “Ghost

Adventures” on the Travel Channel last year on an episode about a possible demonic and poltergeist haunting in Seattle, Wash. It was a total let down to realize the people involved were, in my opinion, greatly exaggerating the extent of the haunting and, I believe, faking evidence. Our investigation yielded no evidence

of any kind. The show did a great job of portraying the truth and did not over dramatize or exploit the situation. It was a great episode to be a part of in spite of the lack of evidence. Why do you explore ghosts and take part in ghost hunting? DS: I want proof that there is something

that survives these meat suits that we wear. That death is not the end of it all. That fear has kept me awake nights since I was 5. I am now 49 and that same fear still grips me. I want definitive proof that we survive beyond physical life, so I will continue my journey and education.

Your show covers the duality of experience, from lighter topics such as quantum consciousness and synchronicity, dolphin ancestors and animal communication, to much darker topics like exorcism, demonology and satanic practices — and everything in between. Do you make a conscious effort to include a balance of “light” and “dark” on Darkness Radio? DS: Our show was designed to do three

things: enlighten, educate and entertain, so we keep that in mind when vetting our guests. We also like to try and keep things light and educational even during the creepier topics, because we believe fear is tackled head on with education and light.

What current areas of inquiry do you feel are on the cutting edge in terms of what the public is aching to know more about right now? DS: The focus on proof of the many claims

we cover is paramount to our listeners. They demand more than just fluff pieces and folklore, so we try to give a wellbalanced look at fact and fiction of claims, often taking on the position of devil’s

advocate for and against certain subjects to give a better and more detailed understanding of those topics. We very rarely accept things at face value. We push for truth and answers where we can, and I think that has been a large part of our success. What is your personal reaction to conspiracy theories — about world domination, about the end of the world, about ETs affecting the world — and the people who seemingly have their lives revolving around these ideas? DS: That is a slippery slope and I have to

temper myself, because going too deep can bring on severe depression to me and to listeners. We are cautious about those topics and how we cover them. Again, we want truth but not at the expense of decency or respect to people involved in the stories, the victims. Tell me about your radio audience and callers. Who are they and what motivates them to spend three hours a night listening to your show — and what is your relationship with them? DS: I love these people! I love their inquisi-

tive nature and how they seek information from alternative sources, and I applaud our audience because they want to know more and see the magic and miracles of life that surround us. We make ourselves as accessible as possible to the listeners and we are open to dialogue and conversation with them. That is how we believe real change takes place — people coming together and speaking freely and openly without fear of judgment, exchanging ideas and opening our minds, and theirs. What will you be sharing with those who attend your keynote talk at the Minneapolis

Holistic Expo, and what message do you want to leave with them? DS: I will discuss spirit communication by

trying to make it accessible and understandable. During my discussion, we will examine: What is a ghost? What are the common theories and beliefs? How do we open ourselves to finding the right answers? I am very excited to speak with the guests and share with them. I want to leave them entertained and hungry for more knowledge, hopefully with a better understanding of the paranormal. Is there anything we haven’t talked about that you’d like to share with our readers? DS: Our time here is limited and precious,

so make the best of it. Live a life like there is no afterlife, because we need to learn and make the best choices while we are here. Once we grasp the fact that we need to be kinder, more loving, forgiving and understanding, I believe we will open a whole new paradigm shift that will leave a ripple effect and change the world. With that said, it starts from within. Make the best of the love and relationships in your life now so you don’t need to make amends with the dead. Leave the life you were given better than the way it was given to you. Shed the chains of anger, pettiness and aggression and embrace understanding — and the magic that surrounds you every day will become abundant and apparent. It is life changing. a

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The Seeds of Truth A Pleiadian Message

by Christine Day Beloved ones, we greet you. You enter this month with another set of dimensional frequency changes. There is a new purpose activated on your planet, and we hold a platform for each one of you as you are called forth to come and take action. A rapidly shifting interchange of consciousness is opening up within those of you on this awakening path. This unveiling will create the potential for a dynamic spiritual change within. Each one of you carries in your heart a living Seed of Truth, which is a natural part of your makeup, your spiritual heritage. This Seed exists within the multidimensional structures of your heart and has been lying dormant until this evolutionary juncture created by this interchange opening. A series of activations, in the form of dimensional shifts, have opened up on your Earth plane bringing an inner movement through the illusion. It’s as though there has been a wide crack from within this 3rd dimensional illusion, breaking apart that which has been strongly forged for lifetimes, releasing veils that have held this illusion in place. 16

Rhythm and flow Through this movement you have been able to come back to the more authentic rhythm and flow that is associated with the energetic space where all things exist simultaneously. You have begun a process of alignment to your multidimensional form within this new state of energy that exists now. This makes it possible for you to begin to reform a connection to the truer aspects of your self and your heritage states. Through this more authentic vista it is possible for you to begin to access and align to a series of Seeds of Truth that have always existed within your heart. A series of revelations are to be opened up within you because of your natural state of being that’s in existence. Through this state, you will begin to glimpse your own sacred union with all mankind. The

Now is the time for you    to take this step of extending your love outwards. As you do this, you will find a deeper sacred unfolding within the seeds of your heart.

awakening of these seeds brings to you the possibility of your own sacred potential that exists within your heritage. They are designed to awaken through you that which holds only authenticity and Truth. An aspect of the Truth is the unveiling of the clarity of the pure union that exists between you and all humanity, between you and the entire Universe. This revelation opens up a monumental step that is to be initiated within your own conscious state. The activation of your Seeds of Truth begins with a desire from you to open into the Truth of this union element with yourself and mankind. This exists within all life-force components within the Universe and is held like a sacred covenant through all humanity. The Covenant contains and mirrors the common bond of the God Consciousness element that exists in Truth. Shift of consciousness The role of the activating seeds is to begin an energetic ripple that moves through your own consciousness first and then outwards to all humanity and beyond, within the entire Universe. Through these ripples is a pulsing that carries the Truth of your interconnectedness. This begins to create an energetic opening and holds the frequency of profound change — with enormous potential for the shift of consciousness for mankind. Another significant element of these Seeds of Truth is their ability to hold steady the transmission of the embracing of your human aspect. Only then can there be a natural extension of that love moving out from you to other human beings on your planet. This conscious action by you is about aligning and living the Truth of your interconnecting link to the God Consciousness element that exists and extending this to each one of the life force groups within the entire Universal community. Now is the time for you to take this step of extending your love outwards. As you do this, you will find a deeper sacred unfolding within the seeds of your heart. Your heart will become enriched, nourished by the loving force created through this action of Communion. Your family of light Many of you have been so earthbound, unable to comprehend the existence of your extended Family of Light within the Universe, unable to embrace your brothers and sisters from the Universal community. You are ready for this extended opening up of your vision and to become inclusive with all life force groups that exist beyond your Earth plane. Embracing this connection develops a deep internal change within your own

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Orange smooths out everything Food First

by Nutrition Julie One of my favorite strategies for health and wellness is to “add in” nutrient dense foods in the form of a daily smoothie! I’m a big fan of green smoothies, but every now and again I love to experiment with other colors, like a bright red beet smoothie or a fun deep blue, blueberry smoothie. It’s good to include all the colors of the rainbow because they each carry a vibrational energy that helps us open up, balance and heal our various chakras. Orange is the color that corresponds with the sacral chakra, and I created this orange smoothie for that purpose. I also love this one because it has ginger and turmeric, which are phenomenal natural anti-inflammatory foods, great for any aches and pains, with an added touch of cinnamon for blood sugar balance and stability. The coconut is excellent for hormonal balance, thyroid and brain health! Together this concoction tastes a bit like pumpkin pie, while still hanging on to the tropical mango flavor of late summer. For more information on the energies associated with various foods and chakras, visit my app called “A Spiritual Guide” in the app store. Spice of Life Smoothie 1 cup mango chunks (frozen) 2 carrots (chopped enough to blend) 1 scoop of your favorite plant-based protein powder 1 cup coconut milk 1 tsp coconut oil 1” fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp powdered) 1” fresh turmeric (or 1/2 tsp powdered) 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy! a Nutrition Julie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Raw Food Nutrition Educator who is passionate about Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Julie believes that real, whole, nutritious foods are a powerful tool in living a healthy, conscious, disease-free life and works to educate, inspire and empower the people she works with through her stepby-step Food First System. For more information, visit Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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expanded consciousness. Links within your brain reactivate and enable these sacred communion connections. An expanded frequency of love within your heart cells is initiated through your action of acceptance and interconnection. We, the Pleiadians, have been holding before you the sacredness of your Self, which has been waiting to be self-realized. As you open up to humanity, you get to experience the full depth of the interconnection that exists within your own heart through the completeness of Self. This is the action of the divine connection made manifest through your full embrace of humanity. This is an aspect of your own sacredness unfolding. By embracing of your Self, and then moving that out to each individual, you begin to receive an abundance that arises naturally when you extend that love forward. This frequency of love births through the seeds as you accept your place within the Collective God Consciousness. By receiving others, you receive your Self. You are ready to fully embrace this change of consciousness that the love provides. You are, in Truth, the love that you carry. Love is the unfolding element, the essential element of your enlightenment process. This frequency of love can only be activated through the self-realization process held within you, by you. Self-acceptance To understand this full concept of unity, it is a vital necessity that you open up into an aspect of self-acceptance. Begin to move into a place within yourself of receiving all that you are in this moment. As you take an initial step of just holding yourself within this space and breathing, the Seeds of Truth can begin to activate within your heart. Ripples are produced from the activation of the Seeds in your own heart. This conscious action by you will release some of the existing separation within you and will begin to impact your communities. This separation element, which has been perpetuated through all time on your planet, is beginning to break down. This begins with you as an individual, and then it naturally extends outward into your awakened communities. We place a call out to all of you to let go and embrace the common elements that link you. Let go of any ego judgment of yourself or others, and open into your sacred common element of love. This is your next step, to let go of the strong, separating element that has been in place on your Earth plane and has been holding the illusion and the need to be separated and isolated firmly in place. 18

Your combined hearts This pure form of energy of the love held by these Seeds of Truth will fulfill an aspect of nutrition for your own heart and will ripple outwards to create a shift for mankind. Through this shift, you will bring forth your own individual resurrection as you open into your own expanding fulfilled heart. You need to join with like-minded people and come together, forming groups of connecting energy between you. Work together to build and unfold as you open into this new level of consciousness through your combined hearts, which carry that God Consciousness Connection. Be willing to let go and come together through the loving, common elements that bind you. Forge an anchor of Truth held through the unity that has been birthed between you as a group. Extend that unity imprint energy outwards to embrace all of humanity on this Earth plane. You may need to ask yourselves, “What are you afraid of? What will happen if you decide to bring the loving element to all of humanity regardless of belief systems, race or color? What will happen if you allow the barriers to drop away?” Heralding a new realm The activation of this event has been preordained, and this interconnecting link will be birthed forth, creating a brilliance of flow that will herald in a new realm of conscious connection between those of you who are awakened now. This process must begin with those of you who are awakening. There will be the action of a new form of energetic created that holds the full purpose of this change, touching all humanity. This ripple of light is designed to infiltrate humanity. It will begin with a subtle pulse, and then it will grow within you and become more expanded over time. This is another beginning for the Earth plane, and you are being called forth to play an essential role — because you are ready. You do not have to do this perfectly. Making an intention to begin to align to this changing dynamic within your consciousness, to develop an alignment to your heritage of Oneness, is enough. Moving through you You are being asked to forge the energy of this deeper consciousness of reunion through you, allowing this flow of energy to open up and begin to actively work within your cells. This involves you letting go, and as you do, the Truth of this interconnectedness to humanity can move deeply through you. Know that this pure energetic flow of Truth is here for you. It is part of the “new dawning” energy. As you breathe and let go, the energy of this Truth can move through you, bringing

This is another beginning “    for the earth plane, and you are being called forth to play an essential role — because you are ready. You do not have to do this perfectly.

about a metamorphic change within your physical body. This energy contained within the Truth can almost breathe light through you. This breath forms a deeper light connection to your own God consciousness state. Letting go into this Truth is liberating. You can become more complete as you choose to embrace this interconnection with all humanity. You can begin to naturally evolve and open up into a new vibrancy of light that flows within you. You will continue to go further into a depth of understanding of Truth, unfolding into your unique connection to humanity and what that really entails for you in your life. This process allows you to become more within the unfolding layers of your own unique design. The grand design You naturally bring forth and activate the grand design of the interconnection of God consciousness that promotes the love, which weaves itself, and exists within all life force throughout the Universe. You get to see that you are a part of this sacred communion through an unending Universal connection. This love exists in its total form through your decision to come Home. This homecoming is the free-will action of embracing Truth of the authentic interconnection of love that exists between all on this Earth plane and the Universal community. This is your time to step forward. We, the Pleiadians, hold a steady mirror of this sacred communion that exists between you and us. We are part of this Collective God Consciousness. We are interconnected with all of you from Earth. We hold all that is sacred between humanity and us. Blessings, The Pleiadians a Christine Day is a leading spiritual teacher, healer, channel and author. Following a traumatic childhood in her native Australia, Christine was diagnosed with advanced Systemic Lupus at the age of 31 and given a short time to live. Shortly afterward, she experienced a profound spiritual awakening with the Pleiadians, the energy of which moved her to a place of complete self-healing. Since then Christine has been presenting Pleiadian Events, Seminars and Transmissions of Light throughout the United States and internationally. Visit Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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The Soul, Magicianship & the Evolution of Humanity A Conversation with William Meader   Native Minnesotan,

For those who are unfamiliar with the term Esoteric Philosophy, can you define that for us? William Meader: Yes. The word “esoteric”

can, in the simplest way, be defined as “in search of that which is hidden.” And, it simply means that when a person is deeply committed to the inner journey to find the hidden dimensions of their deeper nature, their soulful nature, and they are doing it with a heart ablazed with love and a mind that is also acutely focused, then in a certain sense we can call them an esotericist. So, it is in search of that which is hidden, but it also is suggesting that which is hidden as a part of your own inner nature.

noted leader on Esoteric Philosophy, returns to Cities to present talks, workshops by Tim Miejan William Meader, an influential and respected teacher of the Esoteric Philosophy — also known as “the Ageless Wisdom” with roots apparent in Theosophy, Masonry and other ancient spiritual traditions — is returning to his native Minnesota in September to present two evening talks and two daylong workshops on the soul, magic and initiation. The noted author and speaker, who grew up in Minneapolis and later Bayport, is a graduate of Stillwater High School and Mankato State University. Meader has established an international reputation for his gift as a communicator of this philosophy. His extensive teaching program includes a diverse array of workshops and lectures devoted to nurturing a deeper understanding of the spiritual path, both from an individual and global perspective. He is the author of Shine Forth: The Soul’s Magical Destiny and he publishes regularly on such esoteric topics as the spiritual constitution of human beings, the evolution of consciousness, spiritual initiation and practical mysticism. He has produced a fine library of audio and video recordings and is a regular speaker at the Wrekin Forum, international conferences and Theosophical Society venues. Meader offers individual counseling utilizing esoteric astrology as a tool to facilitate students towards a deeper understanding of their unique spiritual purpose.

Meader spoke with The Edge about his spiritual journey, the Esoteric Philosophy he has devoted his life to understanding and teaching, and his coming events in the Twin Cities.

What led you personally to Esoteric Philosophy? What about it struck a chord with you? WM: I discovered this spiritual system of

His work — often described as a “next step” in spiritual evolution — assists students in the refinement of the higher abstract mind in order that they might align with the soul’s creative intention, thereby coming en rapport with the One Life and the ashram (inner home of the soul). His gentle humor, sensitivity and deep understanding of the spiritual path is appreciated by dedicated students of the Esoteric Philosophy worldwide. He resides in Oregon and presents regular workshops in the United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

thought many, many years ago. When I first started reading some of the material, it was like coming home. I just was so moved by it and, somehow, it looked very familiar. It was a philosophy that is not a theology; in other words, even though it is incredibly spiritual, there is no dogma associated with it. It doesn’t have a whole set of sort of do’s and don’ts or moral proclamations. It is a set of profound ideas that give you a deeper sense of how to understand life and your relationship to the larger whole without many of the unfortunate trappings that many theologies weave into their systems.

I imagine that without even knowing Esoteric Philosophy, many of us will recognize historical figures who were a part of that system. WM: Potentially, sure. Esotericism comes

by other names. It has been called “the ageless wisdom.” It’s been called “the

Meader to present evening talks, workshops on spirituality An influential and respected teacher of The Esoteric Philosophy, William Meader has established an international reputation for his gift as a communicator of this philosophy. His extensive teaching program includes a diverse array of workshops and lectures devoted to nurturing a deeper understanding of the spiritual path, both from an individual and global perspective. His return to the Twin Cities in September will include two evening talks and two daylong workshops:  “10 Tenets of the Esoteric Philosophy,” 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 — The Esoteric Philosophy can be more easily understood when we consider its most meaningful principles. In this talk, 10 fundamental tenets of Esotericism will be presented and deeply discussed. These 20

ten principles range from understanding the soul as it is found within all aspects of Creation, to the practical role spiritually-minded people are asked to play in support of humanity’s upliftment. With this understanding, an individual will have the foundational ideas needed to live and express his/her soul more effectively in the outer world. $25, at Unity Minneapolis, 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN. Call 763.521.4793 or visit  “The Art of White Magic,” 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 — The purpose of life is to creatively express according to the soul’s purpose and intention. Indeed, this is the true meaning of White Magic. Within each of us, the soul seeks to outwardly manifest its wisdom and beauty in   see spirituality on p. 22

perennial philosophy” and its most recent “incarnation,” you might say, is Theosophy. The great Russian mystic Helena Blavatsky, a pretty well-known name, was the founder of the Theosophical Society in the 1800s, and she was crucial to re-introducing this philosophy. Another author who was very important for me was a woman by the name of Alice A. Bailey. Esoteric philosophy actually has many branches. For instance, the Rosicrucian Order is just a branch of esoteric philosophy, as is Masonry, as is Anthroposophy developed by Rudolf Steiner. All of these are branches of a great, ancient stream of thought. In fact, we can go back as far as the ancient Greeks if you look at the writings of Plato, Pythagoras, and Aristotle. These were great minds who were very involved in this philosophy. If you were to speak to Plato and ask him,”Are you an esotericist?” he would probably just be dumbfounded by what you were saying — but how do we know? We know by the nature of his thinking, the way he philosophically presented his ideas. There also is evidence of it in the Upanishads of India. Its elements are found in the ancient Chaldean systems of thought and Egyptian mythology. That is one of the beauties of esotericism. It’s got some fundamental threads of roots or connections to pretty much all world religions and ancient philosophic ways of looking at things from a cultural perspective. So, it may actually be thought of as the underlying foundation for world religions. WM: That is exactly right. In fact, I have

often mentioned that to some of my students. In a certain sense, this philosophy is the underpinning philosophy that gives rise to all world religions, but it isn’t just confined to theology, in terms of where you see it playing out. In many ways, you see elements of it in certain political thinking going on in the world, as well as economic thinking, the arts and sciences.

To what extent does Esoteric Philosophy focus on embodying the wisdom of the soul? WM: It’s a crucial concept. In fact, in many

ways our journey as human beings is to first awaken to that higher prompting within us, which is the more soulful aspect of our consciousness, and then increasingly become more receptive to those intuitive, wise promptings from the soul, and more and more try to imbue it into the fabric of our day-to-day lives. Our journey is to do it not just as a function of our own personal sense of inner enrichment, but perhaps even more fundamentally, to be more effective in making an uplifting service contribution to humanity’s betterment. On one hand, it speaks so importantly about understanding the inner journey

 Would you say that human “ consciousness is embarking

upon an initiation at this time?

William Meader: I’m so glad you asked that, Tim, because, in fact, I would say that that question you are asking me is the most important question you’ve asked. Esoteric philosophy basically states that in the bigger picture, when we look at things in a much bigger way, it’s understood that all of humanity is actually one entity, one being, one unit of consciousness, and it’s a unit of consciousness that itself is evolving. And that one being, called humanity, has a soul and a personality, and that one being, called humanity, goes through the same processes in its transformation as an individual human being does. Earlier I mentioned when talking about initiation that eventually the soul wants to more and more try to infuse itself into the personality to transform that personality to be its outer representative, but it’s very incremental. For a human being, it takes many incarnations to complete all the initiatory steps. The same principle is true with humanity. What I didn’t mention to you earlier is that when it comes to the subject of initiation, crisis is always a prelude to an initiation and a major expansion in consciousness. What’s happening today, from an esoteric point of view in the world, is that the soul of humanity is trying to infuse a bit more of itself into the personality of humanity, and many of the incredible struggles and crises that we see around the world — whether we’re talking about the political crises here in the United States or the immigration crisis in Europe, the Brexit issue, the crisis in the Middle East — all of these are manifestations of a crescendo of crises as a function of humanity moving to a great initiatory opportunity. We are in what is called in the ancient literature, “The Period of the Burning Ground,” and it’s a testing time. It’s the crisis period to see if humanity will do what it takes to transform its personality nature. As the soul tries to impress more of itself into the personality, and this is true both collectively and individually, what are revealed are shadow issues. Shadow issues are the unconscious,

negative patterns that are within. They are jarred loose and they rise to the surface. That’s why over the last several years we’ve been seeing the worst of businesses, the worst of government, the worst of religion. And truthfully, if we were honest with ourselves, we have probably seen the worst of ourselves, as well. This is all part of the physics of how human evolution works and how the evolution of human consciousness works, both individually and collectively. Humanity is approaching a great initiatory opportunity — actually what we call The First Initiation. The First Initiation has so much to do with humanity learning in a very outward, practical way how to find right relationship. What is the right relationship between nation and nation, between men and women, between government and the people that it governs, between humanity and Mother Nature, race and race, on and on it goes. The whole story that humanity is trying to understand is its oneness. It is going through a tremendous crisis around that question, and it is only going to find that oneness when humanity collectively realizes that to live as one means that we have to understand what constitutes right relationship of all of these dualities that play out in our life experience. So, it’s an absolutely amazing time to be in the world today. When we talk about being a creative agent and a magician, I mean, my goodness! The call to make an uplifting contribution to humanity’s betterment is higher now than probably even in human history. So, for those people who will be reading this interview, I just have to say that this is your time. This is your time to bring the very best of you forward, the highest impulse of love that you can feel within you, and the wisest thoughts that you have that are meaningful to you and to bring them out into the world as a function of upliftment. Because when you bring something forward into the world as impulsed by your soul, it means that you and the soul are in service to the soul of humanity, and that’s what’s really happening today. a

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support of the upliftment of others. In this talk, William Meader will present an overview of the soul’s magical process, and the steps needed to become more spiritually creative in our lives. $25, at Metamorphosis Center, 1301 E. Cliff Road, Suite 105, Burnsville, MN. Call 612.730.2250 or visit  “Heavenly Marriage: The Union of Mind and Intuition,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 — The human mind is the true companion to spiritual intuition. When the mind is properly oriented, the intuitions coming from the soul will be correctly interpreted. Yet, if the lower mind and emotions are overly involved, the soul’s intuitions become distorted and misapplied. From the esoteric perspective, the higher mind is the rightful interpreter of our intuitive impressions. The challenge is to orient the mind correctly, so that it truly becomes the Revealer of the Real, rather than the Slayer of the Real. In this workshop, we will closely examine the nature of the human mind and its sacred relationship to intuition. $85, at Southtown Office Park, 8100/8120 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington, MN. Tickets available at or contact Amy Stuke at akmolzen@hotmail. com or 651.338.5988.  “Spiritual Initiation: Milestones to Enlightenment,” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 — Spiritual initiations are the milestones of development in the soul’s long evolutionary journey. Every initiation indicates that the soul has taken control over an aspect of the personality (ego). This workshop focuses on the prerequisites that guide an individual into the mysteries of initiation. Each of the five initiations will be deeply considered, as well as how they lead to eventual enlightenment. In addition, William will discuss the changes that occur in one’s consciousness at each of these developmental stages. $85, or register for both the Heavenly Marriage and Spiritual Initiation workshops for $150, at Southtown Office Park, 8100/8120 Penn Ave. S., Bloomington, MN. Tickets available at or contact Amy Stuke at akmolzen@hotmail. com or 651.338.5988.  While in Minneapolis, William will be offering esoterically interpreted astrological readings. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Amy Stuke at or 651.338.5988. a

to awaken to your higher nature and to infuse that nature into the day-to-day part of your life, your personality life, but also it interfaces with the larger living whole of humanity and the need to bring the best of you from a soul perspective into the fabric of outer life as a function of upliftment.

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In 2004, you published your book, Shine Forth: The Soul’s Magical Destiny. What inspired you to write that? WM: The book has many aspects to it,

but its primary topic is the subject of spiritual creativity, which has also been called magic. The subject of creativity, or magic, is one of the many branches of inquiry in the esoteric philosophy. I was particularly moved by this aspect of the esoteric philosophy because, in a certain sense, every human soul is destined to be a creative agent or a magician, you might say, in terms of making a difference in the world. I found it to be such a fascinating inquiry into not only recognizing the importance of being creative as we live our lives more spiritually, but also exploring ancient ways of understanding that are profound. They have to do with how to more effectively register the soul’s intuitive impulses within the mind, how we shape thoughtforms arising from those formless intuitions and how we bring those thoughtforms into the outer world as a support to progressive ideations and a better world. In many ways, the book is all about the art of thoughtform building and bringing new and progressive ideas that make a difference in the world, about the ancient formulas and ancient ways of understanding the inner mechanism of consciousness and how to do that more effectively and minimize distortions that can arise because of the impurities still present within aspects of our lower nature. So, I was just particularly attracted to it.

In terms of spiritual magicianship, does it take years or even lifetimes of spiritual advancement to express that in one’s life or do we all do that every day, even though we aren’t acknowledging that this is taking place? WM: That’s a great question, and it’s one of

those yes-and-no answers. Fundamentally, we’re all creative all of the time, whether you’re on the path yet or not. We are all creative because, fundamentally, we have the capacity to not only think ideas, but then exercise action that gives manifestation to those ideas. That is a given. That is fundamental to just what it means to live life in the human kingdom. The difference is that there is personality generated creative ideations and

then there are soul-generated creative ideations. In our culture, we are driven by the development of our minds to create in the outer world, largely based upon personality ambitions. But the art of spiritual magic, sometimes called White Magic, is a process that is all about utilizing the same notion of building thoughtforms and bringing them out into the outer world, but with an impulse from a deeper place within us than the personality — recognizing that in the deeper journey, the personality’s destiny is merely to be the outer garment or servant of the soul and its creative impulses. So this is a yes-and-no answer. Yes, we are always creative because we are always creating thoughts that lead to action — but no from the point of view that until you start awakening to that higher prompting within you, you are pretty much being creative from a personality point of view. When you start awakening to a higher prompting within, then you begin the journey of subtly trying to build new and progressive ideas that are an impulse from that deeper part of you. The study and process of creative magic is something that really starts to play from a spiritual perspective only after you have had that awakening. One could argue that it takes several lives to perfect it, and that when perfected, that’s another definition of enlightenment, but with every incarnation you heighten your capacity to be more effective at that level of creative expression. And, probably after enlightenment there are other levels beyond that that we are not even aware of in these physical bodies. WM: Ha! That’s a very good point. Yes, that’s

so true. The esoteric philosophy would say that enlightenment is a relative term. If we were to look at some of the great people that have gone ahead of us, like a Buddha, Christ, Rama Krishna, we would say of those people that they represent perfection, enlightenment, and from our human perspective that is a valid way to look at it. But, from an esoteric perspective, even the Buddha, even the Christ, are said to be beginners within a yet larger regime of evolution. So, you are quite right when you say that it goes beyond what we would call enlightenment.

What central message do you want to leave with those who attend your event, “Ten Tenants of the Esoteric Philosophy” on September 15 at Unity Minneapolis? WM: In that talk I am going to be laying out

10 fundamental principles that underlie this whole philosophy, starting with the notion that is called The Primary Principle, which really gets into a fascinating look at what it means when we say that “all is one.” We will look at the Seven Rays,

which is another tenet, the idea that not only does every human being have a soul, but that there are seven types of souls in the world today, and that these seven types are ways that they frame perception differently and they seek to make an uplifting contribution to the world in quite different ways. A lot of the esoteric philosophy is geared to an understanding of recognizing these seven fundamental patterns of consciousness and means of service. We will talk about the importance of recognizing the role of service. We look at the idea that we are moving from an age of mysticism, which was a Piscean age, to an age that will be called the Age of Practical Mysticism. So, those are just a few of the tenets that I will be presenting that first day, filled in with explanations of what all of those tenets mean.

in conjunction with the intuitive heart. When you put those two together, you can make profound changes, not only in your own life, but in the service that you render toward others. In that particular workshop we will get into a deep look at what we mean by intuition and what we mean by mind and the difference between higher and lower mind and how we discern that in the nature of our mind’s activities. We also look at the difference between higher intuition and lower intuition, which is sometimes called higher psychism and lower psychism, and we compare and contrast the two so we know the difference. Everything has its higher expression and its lower expression, and right discernment of those things is actually really important when thinking about spiritually developing ourselves.

Tell us about the “The Art of White Magic” talk on September 16 at the Metamorphosis Center. WM: It’s very related to what you and

And, your final workshop is on “Spiritual Initiations” on September 18. WM: That’s another fascinating subject in

I were just talking about regarding the creative process, and yet, in the talk I go into more of the inner mechanisms of consciousness and how to understand that it goes beyond what we just talked about. It really goes into how you not only build thoughtforms coming from the soul, but how you also enrich it with measures of emotion. How do you bring emotion into it to give a new idea warmth and magnetic appeal? And also, how do you bring your idea into the outer world with a profound sensitivity to right timing? And, how do you deal with ancient fire, which is the power inherent in old ideas that often can become quite an obstacle as you try to move a new idea forward? So, I give an overview in that talk of the magical creative process. And, then you have the first of two daylong events: “The Heavenly Marriage” on September 17. What is that about? WM: “The Heavenly Marriage” workshop

is based upon the idea that from an esoteric point of view, as I mentioned earlier, we are going into the Age of Practical Mysticism. Practical Mysticism is all about reaching for the stars, but keeping your feet on the ground and becoming more of an agent in support of the grounding and the wise intelligent application of higher principles into our lives. “The Heavenly Marriage” is a reference to the marriage of your soul’s intuition coupled with your higher mind, the blending of the masculine and feminine within us, the blending of loving intuition and mind. That’s what allows us to be able to be both incredibly heart-filled, but at the same time able to use our higher mind

this philosophy, based on the idea that after a person comes to a place in their incarnational history where they have an awakening, you start to awaken to the soul. There is a whole set of expected things that we would tend to see in an outer person’s life as they start to awaken to the soul’s nature. It is said that this is the entrance point to the beginning of a more conscious spiritual walk in life, but eventually the soul, itself, is wanting to infuse itself into the personality. It wants to transform that personality more and more into an effective outer agent on its behalf. Initiations represent stages in that process. Initiations, you might say, represent milestones leading to enlightenment, and every initiation represents some degree of mastery the soul has over the personality. When the personality has become completely mastered by the soul, so that there are no independent tendencies of the personality at all, that’s the front door to full enlightenment. This workshop is a really interesting inquiry into understanding these initiations. We look at the things inside us that are transformed as a consequence of each initiation. We also look at how the nature of service changes depending upon which of these initiatory steps a person is on in their journey. So, it’s one of the really interesting facets to this way of looking at life. a

For more information on William Meader’s events coming to the Twin Cities, visit central-us/ Tim Miejan is editor and co-publisher of The Edge. Contact him at 651.578.8969 or Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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The Next Stage

The Holistic Approach to Transitioning by Liz Tetu When your muscles feel sore, you have a banana. When you feel backed up, you consume chickweed. When you feel lost, you meditate. But what do you do when you are spiritually a man but assigned female at birth? I put off transitioning for years because the only option presented to me was medical hormone treatment. In addition to being unable to afford these hormones, I was in no way ready to leap from a majority holistic medical history to a regime almost entirely “modern.” I started to accept the notion that I would never be able to transition when a fellow transgender man posted on Facebook a list of everyday foods that aid in naturally altering the body’s chemistry. I was at a loss. Was the answer truly so simple? According to his sources, my friend suggested a balanced source of foods. To increase masculinity, he suggested: the fruits — avocado, grapes and pomegranates; the vegetables — cabbage, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts and collard greens; the proteins — mushrooms, chia seeds, eggs and tuna; and miscellaneous foods like green tea, honey, ginger and garlic. For those attempting to increase femininity, he suggested dried fruit, peas, bran, beans (including soybeans and lima beans), tofu and soy-based products. In order to masculinise my body, I have maintained this diet for the last year, with a heavy emphasis on green tea. During this time, my voice has dropped a quarter of an octave and I have to shave my face biweekly! The immediacy of surgery or hormones does not reflect in the length of the dietary transition, but this gradual experience itself is a spiritual journey I gladly travel. My spirit and my body are slowly beginning to resemble each other without threatening either one. a Liz Tetu is a cartoonist and youth advocate for queer, polytheist, and disabled public school students. He will begin at Metropolitan State University this autumn. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.


A Diet for the Auras of Aspiring Adepts by David Christopher Lewis An excerpt and adaptation from Advanced Studies of the Human Aura

The pure diet of the aura of those who aspire to be adepts consists of spiritual light and fire, vibrant heavenly colors, the music of angelic choirs, the fragrances of beautiful and aromatic flowering plants, the quintessences expressed by devic beings and nature spirits, as well as certain thoughtforms and ideations of divine muses that inspire our minds and hearts with sublime messages of love, truth, purity and peace. All of these play upon the subtle electronic field of our auras and bring us harmony and joy. The aura is an electromagnetic field of energy that is ever moving, changing and expressing what is manifesting in our consciousness. It responds to exactly who and where we are in awareness each moment of our lives. Our daily conscious choices determine whether our auras will be beautiful, radiant and as colorful as a spring rainbow, flowing with God’s glory and scintillating with the pure light-energies of our higher Self — or something less. As spiritual students ascending the steps of our true Self-mastery, we can decide that what we ingest will be worthy of our high and holy calling. We can choose to partake of inspiring stimuli that feed our souls and replenish our spirits, for we know that what we put our attention upon, we become. The purest diet for spiritual aspirants is light and fire, which we imbibe through various spiritual practices, such as meditation, silence, prayer, chanting, singing, solar gazing, serving others and being in nature. We assimilate God’s light and fire by allowing it to flow and flower within us as we still our minds and open our hearts to the Source of all. We can take our cues from nature to help us understand how to properly feed our auras. The same elements that exist in the material world also exist in spiritual realms at a higher and more refined frequency. Just as people enjoy being in the sun, feeling its light and warmth recharging their physical cells, so we may enjoy our Solar Presence as it showers the radiance of spiritual light upon and through us, recharging our inner batteries (chakras) with its holy essences of divine love. Eating a colorful diet of all kinds of fruits and vegetables, immersing ourselves in Mother Nature’s wonderland, observing the plants in all of their multihued expres-

 David Christopher Lewis will be visiting   the Twin Cities to conduct a seminar on Saturday, Sept. 17, entitled “How to Heal Body, Soul, Heart, and Mind-Hilarion and Francesca Overshine the Twin Cities with Healing Love.” It be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Ascension Studio, 445 Highcroft Road, Wayzata. The cost is $33. For more information, go to or call 312.253.7600.

sions and drinking in the sunlight and rainbow radiances of love all around us are wonderful ways to nurture our auras through nature. We can make our lives more colorful and develop a rainbow aura by seeking out different experiences and not doing the same things the same way every day. Mixing things up, changing paradigms of belief, moving in other dimensions and streams of awareness through thought and during meditation can help to add energetic layers of light to our auras. Through these practices, the colors of our auras take on deeper and richer hues. If you are a mystic at heart, you are observant and reflective. You desire to understand the deeper mysteries by penetrating to the core of why and how things are the way they are. As you continue to muse on your divine life and live centered in beingness, greater light from your Solar Presence flows to you and is impressed within your auric field. Lastly, if we desire to have an expansive and radiant aura, we must be creative! People who follow the crowd and are not self-starters and do not generate the energy required to expand their auras. I encourage everyone to develop a co-creative relationship with God. Go where no one has gone. Do things that have never been done. Write poetry, songs and music. Create new dances and art forms. Use the gifts and talents that God has placed within your heart, mind and soul to become a light alchemist. Expand the universe and expand your aura! a David Christopher Lewis is a gifted clairaudient and Aquarian author and composer. David co-founded The Hearts Center Community, Meru University and Paradise Permaculture Institute. His mission is to share the ascended masters’ practical progressive revelations to help individuals experience personal awakening and Selfrealization. David and his wife, Mona, live near Livingston, Montana, where they have co-created their own “foodscape” on their 6-acre property — a model permaculture demonstration and teaching garden. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Where Terrorism Ends From the Heart

by Alan Cohen The rash of terrorism around the globe is a problem of highest concern. The attacks in Paris and Brussels make it seem as if we are not safe anywhere. Any sane person has to wonder, “What is our world coming to?” How, then, do we deal with terrorists? How do we get rid of angry, insane people who hurt others? How do we stay safe in a world so filled with danger? The world we see is a representation of the thoughts and beliefs we hold; a reflection of the dynamics playing themselves out within us. James Allen said, “We think in secret, and it comes to pass. Environment is our looking glass.” If the world is our mirror, what is it showing us about our consciousness? We cannot effectively address external terrorists until we face and defeat our internal terrorist. There is a voice in your mind that terrorizes you. It is continuously hypercritical, telling you how worthless, unattractive, small, stupid and guilty you are, and how you will never find the partner, success, health or inner peace that eludes you. That scary voice fabricates stories that the world is filled with nasty, evil people who will take advantage of you and hurt you at every opportunity. The inner terrorist is far more dangerous to humanity, since

it belittles and disempowers all of us from the inside out for much of our waking life, and creeps into our dreams. As Sally Kempton said, “It is impossible to defeat an enemy who has an outpost in your head.” You were not born with an inner terrorist. Babies are not terrified. Infants enter the world with just two innate fears: falling and loud noises. All other fears are learned. Being terrified is an aberration of our natural state, not the truth about who we are, where we came from, or where we are going. Before we can hope to defeat external terrorists, we must defeat the internal terrorist. It is tempting to say, “The problem is out there and we should get rid of evil people,” rather than, “Let me look within to find where my own fear lives and heal it.” Here are three steps you can take to end terrorism:  Quit terrorizing yourself. When you beat yourself up, you are a tool of terrorism. When you rise beyond the inner terrorist and don’t allow it to bully your mind, heart and life, you are defusing terrorism from the inside out. Clarity begins at home.  Refuse to be terrified by external people or events. When you indulge in fearbased thoughts and feelings, you are adding to the sum total of terror on the planet. When   see TERRORISM on p. 30

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Featuring this month: Authenticity Being True when you Live from the Heart by Marianne Soucy I have noticed that as soon as you go on the internet, especially if you are not just on social media but are building a website or a business where you share your skills and expertise, then the authenticity issue comes up. How much of my true self do I show? Do I dare be vulnerable and risk being hurt? Will people like me if I’m me? And many more questions. But the issue is often a more basic one for many of us. Many of us have spent most of our lives more or less “hiding” our true selves. We may not even know fully what it really means or feels like to be our real self. In a way it’s more comfortable and safe to hide, and to try to avoid conflicts, criticism or standing out. But while it feels safer to hide, it also feels like you are not really living. You may not know or have the courage to share your gifts with the world. But do you really want to live your whole life without experiencing the joy of living fully, loving fully and unconditionally and making a difference with your unique gifts? I was faced with all these questions when I started some years ago: building a website, writing a book, and being present online. I was forced to think about and decide who it is I want to show the world. The real me, or the one I thought people expected me to be? In the beginning, I held back, but it was hard work. It didn’t feel good, and it was hard to really connect with people on a heart-to-heartlevel. So I decided to let my true self shine through. How do you do that?   see TRUE on p. 30


The Genuine Article Spirit Leaves

by Janet Michele Red Feather In one respect, authenticity should come naturally. It ought to be easy to be ourselves. We would avoid having to prepare the face to meet the faces that [we] meet, the dilemma of Eliots anti-hero, J. Alfred Prufrock. Prufrock belied his true, inner self in a vain attempt to court women and impress the upper crust. He navigated the social realm through a false persona. Like Prufrock, I often strain beneath a glistering veneer in order to forfend my tender, genuine self against a tide of rejection and condemnation. I remember working on my degree at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Drawn to criminal defense, I strove to become a protégé of Bernard Segal. I was enamored of Bernie’s brilliance and charisma. A professor and practitioner, he had been the defense lawyer in the infamous Fatal Vision trial of Jeffrey MacDonald, former Green Beret doctor accused of killing his wife and daughters. Initially confident in my intellectual skills, I felt law school gradually wither away my self-esteem. In Bernie’s criminal litigation classes, however, I came alive. I used wit, savvy, theatrics and intelligence wherever sharp legal acumen was wanting. Ultimately, Bernie gave me a shot at being his research assistant. I tried my best to help him with the complex appeal of an accountant convicted of conspiracy. The case and client seemed worthy, but it would take more than savvy and charm on my part to find the winning argument. I felt inadequate to the task, yet I admired Bernie so much that I persisted in shoes that were clearly too large for me. Bernie harbored a wealth of trial experience, as well as life experience. He exuded confidence and keen insight. He thought quickly on his feet. He had the ability to weave an impenetrable case. These were not superficially crafted attributes designed to dazzle and impress: they emanated naturally from the fiery core of who he was. Back then, I was more concerned with being cool, suave and slender in my blue polyester pinstripe suit. We smoked Macanudos together in his office. I tried to portray this sophisticated, tastefully androgynous, funny, brainy person. I wanted to be a peer of this man whom I so admired and wanted to emulate. Inside, I was this insecure girl, fearful at every turn. I constantly felt like an actor without a script in the wrong profession.

  Inside, I was this insecure girl, fearful at every turn. I constantly felt like an actor without a script in the wrong profession. After weeks of Bernie’s undeniable authenticity, I decided to experiment with being more genuine. I implored with great earnestness, Bernie. How do you do it? How do you go into a courtroom where the judge, jury and weight of the evidence are likely against you? How do you face a judge who disdains you and your client? How do you deal with such adversity and remain confident? He must have thought me jejune, yet his watery blue eyes sparkled and returned my gaze with only kind affection. Gently he replied, “Once I accepted that I was never going to look like Robert Redford, everything was fine.” I was nonplussed by his comment. Like most of the twenty-somethings in my night law class, I had developed an immense crush on Professor Segal. None of the usual imperfections mattered —bags under the eyes, pronounced proboscis, starchy grey hair receding from the forehead and scattering in a shock of waves at the back like some improbable, wind-blown Einstein. All I saw was this person I adored, with brilliant blue eyes, theatrically gesticulating hands, and complete self-assurance. Suddenly, the honesty and intimacy of his disclosure pierced through to the heart of me. I had to admit to myself that for most of my life, I, too, had foolishly allowed the perception that I was not conventionally pretty to taint my every pursuit, and to inhibit my expressing my true self. Insecurity drove me to seek approval and conformity rather that to develop my talents and uniqueness. Bernie’s words rang true; his formula was simple. Love yourself. Accept yourself just as you are. Only from that strong base of authenticity can you act in your own best interests — secure, bona fide, genuine, the real deal. a Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., has taught literature and composition for 18 years at the university, state, tribal and community college levels. She is currently a tenured English faculty member at Normandale Community College. Janet enjoys her role as Ceremonial Singer for Native American ceremonies, singing traditional songs in Mandan and Lakota. She made a career shift into teaching after serving nearly eight years as a defense litigator in California. Her life changed significantly after she traveled to North Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life. She welcomes correspondence at Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Coming Home to Authenticity by Kerri Hummingbird Five years ago I was lost in a sea of darkness, completely disconnected from my authenticity. I was struggling at the end of a 20-year relationship to make it work for the sake of our children. My throat chakra was clogged with all the things I would not say because I knew I had to “pick my battles.” I ran for miles and miles training for marathons because the only peace I could find was after mile 10. My suppressed sexuality had teamed up with inner rebellion to forge a crack for escape through my image of perfection, and I found myself addicted to one-night stands with strangers. When the psychologist labeled me “borderline personality,” I lost all vestiges of self-worth and crumbled in shame. I was always the A student. What happened to her? I left my marriage because the cacophony in my head was unbearable and I needed space to myself to just be. I left my marriage because I was tired of pretending to be what everyone wanted me to be, and being exposed as a complete failure. I was convinced if I got away from my husband then all the suffering would cease. In many ways, things did get easier without him — especially because I could finally see myself as I was, not myself in reaction to my surroundings. After sitting on a therapist’s couch talking about my problems for most of my life, I refused to go to therapy anymore. I didn’t want to talk about the same story again. I wanted to heal. My prayers were answered when I met a local shaman in Austin and received a spirit healing of the original wound, a traumatic act of sexual abuse that occurred when I was a 1 year old. This healing began an avalanche of transformation that whisked away all that I had been pretending to be, all the masks I wore to please others. I learned to step into personal responsibility for my life. I studied under amazing spiritual teachers, including those trained by Alberto Villoldo of The Four Winds and HeatherAsh Amara, a student of Don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements). I rose above the wounded stories of my life and expanded into greater possibilities, which turned out to be more true than what I had been believing about myself. As I released core negative beliefs that had been reinforced over a lifetime, the layers of falsehood peeled back and I came more and more into authenticity by witnessing what was still standing within me. My authenticity was revealed to me much as Michelangelo says of his creations: “I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free.” I was following sweet music through the darkness, and being guided steadily home. I began to feel an energetic chord that ran through my being from head to foot,

and I realized it was my truth. When I acted and spoke according to my truth, the chord created harmony throughout me. When I spoke or acted in dissonance with this chord, my stomach would turn and I would feel out of alignment. Feeling this chord’s vibrations was how I learned to speak my truth, because it would urge me strongly to expel the words through my throat, words I was often afraid to speak. But as I learned to speak difficult words, I honored the truth of my being, and I strengthened connection to my authentic self. And so I have learned that authenticity is the ongoing act of becoming aware of your own truth, and honoring it by word and deed. The path to authenticity requires a willingness to let go of everything you believe to be true about your life and yourself. In fact, the journey invites you to not believe 90 percent of what you think. To find your authenticity, you must fearlessly endure discomfort by stepping out of the ways your mind has been domesticated to think. You must be willing to release resentments, stop being a victim of circumstance, and let go of being “right.” You must be an avid student of your soul’s lessons. You must become the intrepid explorer of your own truth. a Kerri Hummingbird Lawnsby is a life catalyst, energy medicine practitioner, and award-winning author of Awakening To Me: One Woman’s Journey To Self Love. Kerri has over 20 years of experience in leading by inspiration, and a special passion for empowering women to be the artists of their lives. She is certified in energy medicine by the Four Winds Light Body school, certified as a spiritual coach by the Artist of the Spirit Coach Training Program and HeatherAsh Amara, certified in empowerment and firewalk training by Sundoor, and certified as a Warrior Goddess Facilitator. Visit and contact Kerri at Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Overcome the ‘shoulds’ that block your authentic self-expression by Jaz Villemaire There are no shoulds…. In our world of globalization and a gazillion possibilities, it’s often too easy to forget who we are at our core. We start comparing our wants, our needs and our dreams to others. We get confused and uncertain about our choices, especially if we have that perfectionist streak in us that wants to make the “right” or “perfect” choice all the time. We can stew in a pool of comparison shopping and, in the meantime, we miss out on the experience of our most authentic self-expression. I hear it just too often in my practice: Should I go out with this person? Should I continue with the sale or purchase of this house? Should I quit my job? Should I take on this project? Should I leave this relationship? Should I, should I, should I? Here is Universe giving you a very loving, but firm, palm slap on the forehead. Why? When you “should” yourself, you are forgetting how amazing you are. You are forgetting that your purpose on Earth is to co-create. You are forgetting your gift of free will. You are participating in an energy of disempowerment. You are placing yourself in an energy of confusion and doubt. When you “should” yourself, you are giving your power away for someone else to make a decision in your place, whether it’s a boss, a child, a spouse…or society beliefs and customs…or your Guides, Spirit or Universe. When you “should” yourself, you are avoiding making a decision for yourself, from your heart and core desires — from your place of authenticity. You


  When you ‘should’ “ yourself, you are avoiding

making a decision for yourself, from your heart and core desires — from your place of authenticity…. You are dimming your Light.

are expecting approval from an outside source. You are dimming your Light. This is tough love: stop shoulding yourself! This can be such an anchored response and pattern that it might be easy to miss at times. Just last week, I caught myself going around in a circle of shoulds. And the more I shoulded, the more I got confused. “Should I take my business in this direction, or that direction? Should I consider this move? Should I go through with this decision? Should I do this?” My anxiety was on the rise, and my brain was firing up countless scenarios, pro and con, for each “should” item. And then came the spiritual palm slap on my forehead: “But Jaz, there are no shoulds. Isn’t that what you teach your students?” OOOhhh…right…big breath…. Overcoming should-mania I then shifted my thinking to the questions, “What experience do I want to create for


Expanding the Holistic Conversation


myself, my business and my family at this time?” Immediately, my energy became lighter, and the creative juices were more joyful and positive. To help me gain clarity on what experience I wanted to create, I centered myself in my heart and body and imagined with all my senses what I wanted to see, to feel, to hear. Remember that involving your physical senses in your co-creative process is a path to authentic self-expression! No one else is in your body but you; no one else can feel your experience exactly like you. Then, I inventoried the possible actions I could take and asked myself, “Now, is this decision or action aligned with my chosen experience? Is it going to help me see/feel/ hear/manifest what I choose to experience?“ Immediately, I felt more clarity of mind and emotion. Spiritual guidance was also cranked up a notch or two. It’s like I took back the control of my car that was fishtailing and making donuts on slick pavement, and brought it back to the right lane driving in the direction of my choosing. Spirit remains my co-pilot — and we can work in a way that is much more authentic and productive! Your turn! This week, when you notice yourself in a frenzy of “shoulds,” stop, breathe and ask yourself what experience you’d like to create. Remember your role as divine co-creator of your experience. Pick your direction, and see how Spirit can support you. Let me know what shifts in your life when you apply this Golden Rule and stop shoulding yourself! a Jaz Villemaire is a Spiritual Mentor and Teacher, Soul Realignment® Practitioner, and Reiki Master. She studied with leaders and teachers in Canada, the USA and Brazil. Her biggest life shift came after a two-week retreat at “The Casa” (John of God) in Brazil in 2011, which precipitated her departure from the cubicle-world of her federal employment to start on the new adventure of entrepreneurship. She now helps women entrepreneurs find their authentic voice and self-expression through a soulful design of their businesses. Visit her online at www. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Removing Fear from our Lives by Maggie Wahls The fear at the base our human existence is the fear that “I am not”…not powerful enough, not smart enough, not rich enough, not beautiful enough. I fear “I am not.” And, of course, it is true, I am not the most beautiful or the richest or the smartest and never will be. But that is the last thing I want to admit to myself. In truth, I am an ever-changing energy field. But I don’t want to be that. So we have fear thoughts constantly speculating, analyzing, fantasizing. And with our thoughts, we create a mask to keep ourselves safe in that makebelieve world where I am…”all that.” But what would happen if we just saw things as they really are? What would our lives be like if we let our personal barriers just drop away and live our lives just as they are? Traditional shamans say there would be no more fear. Life could be happy and peaceful and sane. Holding up a mask to try to be what other people want you to be is crippling. It takes all your energy to hold up that mask. Instead you could just be free to be you and you would find out that it feels great and is easy and takes no effort at all. You can get off the treadmill of trying to be what other people are and discover that you are a really wonderful person in your own way. And when you do decide to just be who you are really are, you will notice that everybody around you is exhausted from trying to hold up their masks to impress you! And you will want to tell them that they don’t have to do that. If you would just make the choice to be exactly who and what you are with all your good bits and not-so-good bits, you would find out that people like the authentic you more than that mask you try to hold up to convince them that you are someone they want to like. In Traditional Shamanism, we know that every person creates their own unique reality. It is made of all the experiences we have had, all the beliefs we were

taught to believe, all the perceptions we have gained along our way. So no two people have the exact same reality. Now you can see why you don’t need to fit into someone else’s reality to be happy and why you don’t need other people to fit into your reality to feel okay. We get to create and live in our own unique reality. This fact should give you the power to create whatever reality you choose to create for yourself. Your beliefs will manifest in your reality, so it is by choosing your beliefs that you create your reality automatically. Now, this makes much more sense about how you do not need to be what other people are in order for you to be happy and healthy and abundant. It’s amazing, but true! Try it and see. The ancient shamans knew this and were very powerful, because they worked on improving their own authentic lives — and so can you. a Maggie Wahls is a Traditional Shaman Elder with a 400-year family lineage in Traditional Shamanic healing. She has been counseling people all over the world for free for over 45 years. She teaches an online course in Shamanism, has a weekly live lecture series, and is dedicated to helping people find their own freedom, health and power. To learn more about her or to attend her lecture series, visit her website at Contact her at Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.



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To me, being authentic means to be clear on some core values that I choose to embody and represent, like living and acting from the heart, seeing everyone as my teacher and viewing everything that happens as a learning process. To me, choosing to be authentic is also a conscious choice to grow on a personal level. It’s a choice to be open, honest and compassionate. But I soon realized that the biggest part of being authentic and being my real self, not just online but all the time, is to stop trying to be perfect — to allow myself to be imperfect. For example, not waiting to publish a blog or a book until I think it’s perfect, for, in truth, nothing will ever be perfect or completely “done.” One of the most important practices I have for being authentic, personally and

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you choose inner peace no matter what the outside world is doing or choosing, you are diminishing terror on the planet. That’s how powerful you are and how important your contribution is.  Don’t terrorize others. When you use fear, guilt, threat or punishment to control someone who bothers you, you add to the dark mess. Teaching others that they are guilty, small, stupid or owing are forms of psychological terrorism. When you release others, you release yourself. Two men were fishing from a river bank when they heard a loud cry, “Help! Help!” They looked upstream and saw a woman caught in the rushing river. One of the men jumped into the river and saved her. They phoned for medical aid and the woman was taken away. Ten minutes later they heard another cry for help, this time from a man being carried away


online, is to take consistent steps from the heart, and then adjust along the way. It is also putting myself in the other person’s shoes, working on not taking things personally, and practicing seeing things from the other person’s perspective. When we allow ourselves to be more authentic, to show our real self, then we are also more likely to “divide” people. There will be those who really “see” us and resonate with us, and also those who don’t. So how do we respond to those who dislike us, those who want to make us fit into their category of Real? Well, it’s impossible to please everybody. I know, for I have tried. Learning to say no, and to sometimes disappoint people, and to stand up for myself, my beliefs or my loved ones, is part of the process of becoming authentic and being my real self. To me it’s a daily practice of learning to be fully in the present moment, of

listening to my heart, and finding the strength and center within myself while letting go of what or who I think others may expect me to be. What is my heart guiding me to do? That’s a simple question but a powerful practice that I use as a guiding light for living authentically. How are you showing up authentically in your world? Are you holding back or are you allowing your real self to shine through in your daily life? a

downstream. Again the fishermen saved him and dispatched him to medical attention. A little while later they encountered another person almost drowning, and they repeated the procedure. Stymied about where these drowning people were coming from, the fishermen hiked up along the river a few hundred yards. There they saw a bridge with a man standing on it. When a woman began to cross the bridge the man grabbed her and started to throw her in the river. The fishermen rushed to her aid, subdued the crazy man, and had him arrested. A crazy person stands on a bridge in your head, intercepting positive, loving, creative thoughts, attempting to stifle or kill them. So far, this lunatic has achieved much of his or her dark mission. As long as that insane person is in charge, your positive intentions don’t stand a chance. It will do you no good to keep sending more noble thoughts across the bridge. The saboteur will intercept them and they

will be tossed aside. Get the crazy person off the bridge and allow your visions to manifest. Then you will be free of fear and fear-based actions, you will know exactly how to deal with external terrorists, and the outer world will show less terrorism because you have changed from the inside out. Terrorism is running rampant on the planet because it is running rampant in our minds. We must pluck it from our hearts before we can pluck it from the world. Until then we are simply fearing and fighting ourselves. Healing the world is an inside job. There is no other way around it. a

Marianne Soucy is a bestselling author, podcast host and coach, and her Sacred Spirit Journeys are a cornerstone of her work. At, Marianne helps grieving pet owners and connects them with their beloved pets in the afterlife. At GiveYourDreamWings. com, Marianne coaches spiritual entrepreneurs, healers, intuitives and authors, and helps them manifest their dreams while staying grounded and deeply connected to their soul and to spirit. Contact Marianne at coach@ Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Alan Cohen is the author the many popular inspirational books, including his new release, The Grace Factor: Opening the Door to Infinite Love. Join Alan in Hawaii December 5-10 for Miracles in Paradise, a retreat to bring A Course in Miracles to life. For more information about this program, his free daily inspirational quotes, online courses, and weekly radio show, visit Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.


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Coaching & Hypnotherapy in the Upper Midwest…and Beyond The following individuals and businesses offer coaching and hypnotherapy services:

Kristin Short, 866. 206.9303, info@KristinShort. com, — I am a Life Purpose Coach guiding open-minded individuals on the path of fulfilling their most wild and creative dreams. Through coaching, Feng Shui, and Energy Work we enter a world filled with clarity, connection, and fulfillment. Sessions over the phone and online. Contact me today to request your complementary 30-minute discovery session.

Coaching Awake In Life, Alan Pritz, — Alan Pritz is an Interfaith Minister with a Minneapolis-based spiritual coachingcounseling-teaching and consulting practice. Having trained in and taught meditation for 32+ years, Rev. Pritz helps individuals, couples and organizations with meditation, spirituality, work/ life balance, health, transition, relationships; all to promote optimal well-being, growth and fulfillment. Teri Bach, MFT, Untapped Potential, 925.989.9681,, — Are you working so hard that you’re not enjoying your business any more but still not earning the kind of income you’d like? Tap into your full potential by getting rid of the limiting beliefs that block you from the life you deserve. IntraAwareness, Jeremiah Rangel, 1600 18th Ave. NE, Suite 18264, Minneapolis, 612.930.2662,, — IntraAwareness is a Holistic Lifestyle Training System™ that will coach you from where you are at, to where you want to be, in every area of life. We offer classes as well as in-person NLP and Hypnosis Training to help enhance your healing, massage, teaching, coaching or business practice.

Therapeutic Coaching to supply you with a set of tools for positive change. Dr. Savant can help you unlock your highest potential. You will feel momentum, change and relief. Certified: Therapeutic Coach, Divorce Mediator and Doctor of Leadership.


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s p o t li g h t ing one hol is t ic c o m m u n i ty e ve r y mont h Featured Businesses highlight a different holistic category each month except when The Edge Directory is published (June & November). $50 for a 50-word description + contact info. Major credit cards are accepted. Next month: Energy Healing, Reiki & Healing Touch • Deadline: September 15 To be included: 763.433.9291 or email or visit Transformational Coach. Are you a heartcentered woman who knows how to get it done and be there for everyone else? But inside you feel like something is missing and life is passing you by. Let me take you on a transformation journey to become vibrant, imaginative and unforgettable.

Life Breakthrough Coaching with Kim Eisen, Master of EFT “Tapping,” 612.802.HEAL (4325), — Feeling off or stuck? Life coaching and emotional healing can help you transcend where you are to a whole new you. Using state-of-the-art mindset techniques, like EFT “Tapping,” along with intuitive guidance and more. For the past 17 years, Kim has helped hundreds of clients move through their challenges to more joy and abundance. Visit website for free, 15-minute chat.

Ann Kerr Romberg, CPCC, MS, EGE (Horse guided coaching), 612.749.0956,, — Leadership Coaching: Grow Your Leadership Exponentially Faster. I am looking for conscious, self-aware leaders who want to take their Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence and Leadership Presence to the next level. Talk or horse guided coaching available.

Theresa Nutt, Closeted Creatives Coaching, 949.728.8640,, — Theresa is a

Nakita Savant, 612.812.4310 — Anxiety? Troubled relationships? Depression? Divorce? Unlock your resources to feel better! Allow

Michael Vukelic, Certified Trainer, Success Coach, Consulting Hypnotist, Mpls/St. Paul, 773.899.1881,, — Hypnosis and Wellness training focused on Self-Realization and Self-Development. Move from stressed and depressed to freedom and joy. Shed old habits, patterns and unwanted events that reoccur over and over in your life! Enjoy increased confidence, health and success today! Your Life is your business!

Hypnotherapy Eric Christopher, MSMFT, CHT, 651.649.1952, — Need relief from anxiety, depression, phobias or PTSD? Ready to gain insight into your soul’s purpose through Past Life or Life-Between-Lives regression? 15 Years Experience. Located in St. Paul, MN. Roberta Fernandez, BCH, CI, Board Certified Hypnotist, Certified Instructor, 8353 Crystal View Road, Suite 201, Eden Prairie, MN, 952.934.1315, — National Guild Certified Hypnotists at the 2,700-square-foot FARE Hypnosis Center provide hypnosis services for issues such as pain, stress, sleep, smoking cessation, weight loss, fears, performance improvement and confidence. We provide free monthly public workshops. Our Minnesota licensed school trains and certifies new hypnotists and provides continuing education. Judith Froemming, BA, CH, CTC, HNLP, Infinite Mind Hypnosis & Coaching, 651.216.0085, — Hypnotherapy & Consciousness Coaching™ — Change your mind. Change your life. Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy.™ Transform limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, habits. September 2016 the edge 31


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The Edge Intuitive Network is arranged alphabetically by Name. $40 monthly (1-3 mos.), $35 monthly (4-7 mos.), $30 monthly (8-12 mos.) Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: headline (10 words or less); description (80 words or less); name; phone; email; website; photo(s) or logo (2 inches wide x .75 inches high). To be included: 763.433.9291 or


Deborah is unlike any others, she will give you Names and Descriptions of people alive and or deceased from your past, present and future. Are you feeling lost, like you don’t have a clue which way to go? Be assured that Deborah Lynn11, with over 30 years experience, will Guide you to where YOU need to be.  Deborah Lynn 11, 651.439.5337,


Kimberly is a Mulit-Sensory Intuitive, a gifted Medium, who delivers Readings with Compassion & Care. Your loved ones in Heaven wish to connect with you to give messages of Hope & Healing. They may offer guidance and messages regarding your life. You may also ask other question you may have. She acts as the bridge between the spiritual and the physical world, with the intention of healing both worlds through our deeper connection with those we love, who are no longer with us in our physical life. • Kimberly, 805.769.4734,, HopeHealing.Me


I offer private, respectful Soul Readings to connect with your soul’s wisdom for guidance, clarity and healing. All questions are welcome. Relationships can be looked at from a soul perspective including connecting with those who have passed on. I also offer beginning and advanced Psychic Development classes. My passion is teaching others to more fully access their own intuitive/psychic/soul gifts, while living and creating from heart in a healthy partnership honoring both body and soul. • Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861,,

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This resolves all mental, physical, spiritual conditions in all aspects of one’s self, of the past, present, future simultaneously & permanently. Creating a permanent shift on all levels of Mind, body, Soul & your cellular structures. Receiving 100% truth and accurate info from your records on and off planet, while creating a permanent shift in all areas of your life. LynMarie8 is an Intuitive, Medical Intuitive. • LynMarie8,,


Rev. Marya connects with the invisible realities of thought, energy, and higher realms of consciousness to read the forces, direction, and vibration of your concerns. Intuitive insight, energy mojos, clearings, affirmative prayer, uncovering possibilities, and Divine connection practices are directed to shift energies to happier higher frequencies. An intuitive messenger and mentor for 22 years, she assists movement to greater happiness and self-expression. • Marya OMalley, Celebrating Life LLC, 505.573.2013,,


Anne specializes in connecting you with your Guides, Angels, Power Animals and other Spiritual beings to provide Divine guidance in working with each individual’s life journey. This, combined with her knowledge and training as a life coach and hypnotherapist, gives a truly unique perspective and direction to those who are desiring both wisdom and knowledge in discovering their Spirit’s truth and walking it onto the planet. • ONE Holistic Wellness, Anne Brady, 2013 14th St. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301, 320.250.9402,,


Jurema is an internationally known psychic, medium and healer. She grew up in Brazil experiencing an amazing variety of ancient healing practices. Nearly 30 years ago, she brought to the U.S. her spiritual knowledge with an original approach to healing and psychic readings. Channeling her spirit guides, Jurema looks into your energy field (soul) and becomes aware of your past/past lives, present and future. Schedule your appointment today. “She is the REAL DEAL!” — Leslee P. from New Hampshire • Jurema Silva, 320.260.7305,,

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2016 FALL+WINTER DIRECTORY COMING IN THE NOVEMBER EDGE Promote yourself this Fall! Display ads come with a free 100-word listing describing who you are and what you offer your community — 50-word listings also are available. Call 763.433.9291 • 32

Sherry Williams ~ Intuition With A Southern Flare

As an Intuitive Creation Mentor and Teacher, I show up with an open mind and listening skills that not only hear what you are saying, but what you are not saying. I help crack the code on what’s holding you hostage and weighing you down. We’re going to discover your patterns, remove your faulty belief system, understand your true psychology and tear down that crumbling platform that you have been standing on rewriting you a whole new story line. Sherry Williams, 803.206.4589,,


Leigh is one of the most popular and well-respected readers and life coaches in the United States. Leigh is naturally gifted psychic, medium and clairvoyant. She also holds a Certification for Life Coaching. Leigh has over 20 years of experience. Leigh has also been chosen to represent Minnesota in Jennifur Diamond’s new book, Top 50 Psychics in the U.S. Leigh Cohen Wyatt, 763.233.1354,,


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Free Edge Podcasts in September “The Edge of Divinity” with Dr. Julie Buckman: Saturday, September 3 at 6 p.m. — Learn the language of the Divine. Learn to trust what you hear, to be guided by what you say, as we explore the multitude of differences we each uniquely possess. Host Dr. Julie Buckman is an ordained Minister who works with God and his Divine guidance while asking for guidance from the other realms, as well. “Edge Learning Well” with Elise Marquam Jahns: Tuesday, September 6 at 6 p.m. — Join host Elise Marquam Jahns and her guest Janice Kaplin on her most recent book, Gratitude Diaries. Janice is a writer, television producer and magazine editor. As the Editor-inChief of Parade, the most widely read publication in America, she attracted some of America’s best writers and biggest-name celebrities. Author and co-author of twelve books. This show is sponsored by the Integrative Health Education Center of Normandale Community College. NEW “The Edge presents Angels - Messengers of Light” with Dagney Kvamme (Walters): Wednesday, September 7 at 3 p.m. — Featuring new host Dagney Kvamme Walters and frequent guest and daughter Tracy Kvamme (Krouse), they will help listeners through Divine guidance from their angels to learn the role angels play in the world, in your life, and how to connect to your angels. Gain an understanding of angels’ involvement in Divine energy healing and the raising of consciousness. Call in and share your experiences or receive a message from your angels.  “Spiritual Diagnostics on the Edge” with Carol & Rabecca: Thursday, September 8 Carol & Rabecca at 4 p.m. — Join Carol Dorian & Rabecca Raffi in discussing a wide range

Listen anytime for free at Blogtalkradio. com/edgemagazine or call at show time at 714.364.4750. Show archives: Explore every show at Host your own show: call 612.710.7720 or 763.433.9291 for details. of spiritual readings that assist you answering questions about your personal journey, including love, finances, and all matters of the heart and spirit. Learn about your chakras and chakra balancing, your spiritual DNA, positive energy vs. unwanted energy, and much more. “On the Edge” with Doug Crandall: Sunday, September 11 from 6-8 p.m. — Each month, join host Doug Crandall as he views life from On the edge, using his unique perspective to delve into such topics as life, death, this, that and the other! The host will be joined by notable guests who will share their knowledge with the listening audience. NEW RETURNING “Edge Insights” with Deborah Lynn 11: Tuesday, September 13 at 6 p.m. — Join wellknown Twin Cities psychic medium and author Deborah Lynn 11 and discover why and what it is you are working on in your current incarnation. Learn how to manifest your life on earth as it is in your heaven, revealing your true purpose for being on the planet at this time. Call in for your “one-time-only” psychic answer to that one question that begs you for insight and direction.  “Edge Inner View” with Cathryn Taylor: Wednesday, September 14 at 3 p.m. — Join host Cathryn Taylor for a conversation with Christine Day, the Pleiadian Ambassador, who will be presenting “Higher Realm Initiations,” the Pleiadian 3 Day Seminar on November 11-13 in Minneapolis. Her


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channeling is designed to move you into unparalleled experiences of Self. “The Edge’s Mystikologist” with Tracy Kvamme (Krouse): Thursday, September 15 at 8 p.m. — Understand the meaning of Mystikologist through searching for truth, paranormal experiences, also interviews with people who have experienced a touch of Mystikology, and enjoy the participation from listeners. “Edge EFT Happy Half Hour – Rap & Tap” with Cathryn Taylor: Monday, September 19 at 3 p.m. — “EFT for Body, Mind, Heart & Soul” – Take the edge off your day! Treat yourself to a half hour of relaxation and relief with the new, innovative stress-reducing technique of Energy Tapping, presented by host Cathryn Taylor. “Edge Happenings” with Cathy Jacobsen: Wednesday, September 21 at 3 p.m. — Live conversations with those who are bringing special events to the community in the next month. Gather more insight into what to expect at these coming events and why they will be meaningful to you in your everyday life. “Edge Wise Woman Wellness” with Terese Guettler, R.N.: Thursday, September 22 at 5 p.m. — Join host Terese Guettler, R.N. each month for Edge Wise Woman Wellness — Empowering Women through Life Transitions. Whether you are experiencing a divorce, empty nest syndrome, a health challenge, job loss or searching for your life purpose Terese Guettler offers you assistance and support in that transition. “Edge of Wellness” with Tina McGee: Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. — Join host Tina McGee each month and expect to be inspired to think of your health in new and innovative ways that educate, as well as empower! Tina is an LPN currently attending St. Catherine’s University earning her masters degree in Holistic Health Studies.

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business network r e s our ce s for body , mind & soul

The Business Network is arranged by Category. $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: Category, brief description (25 words or less), name, phone, email, website, photo/logo. To be included: 763.433.9291 or or 5th DIMENSIONAL ENERGY HEALING Working with the highest available Light on Earth at this time, Susan facilitates healing by working with multiple levels of consciousness. Sessions available for all ages. Susan Broadwell, MA, PsyD., 952.922.1848,

CRYSTALS, STONES, STONE ENERGY Ki Stones features mineral specimens, crystals, tumbled stones (over 150 types), decorator pieces, jewelry. In-home store open. Call for an appointment. Sheryl and Dale Fisher, Maple Grove, 763.420.9017,,

ANTI-OXIDANT/HYDROGEN-RICH/HEALING WATER: Our bodies are 75% water. What’s the quality of your water? Acidic, Toxic & Dehydrating (sickness) or Alkaline and Hydrating (healthy)? Holistic, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Economical Brenda Brazil, 651.334.8742,,

Divine Healing Divine Specialized REIKI Master healers and educators as guided through Divine guidance. Become a Divine Specialized REIKI Master through our Classes. Divine REIKI - Dagney Kvamme (Walters) & Tracy Kvamme (Krouse) 612.501.0858,,

Ayurvedic Medicine: Classical Ayurvedic practices using traditional Indian herbal formulas, body therapies, meditation, yoga, pranayama, diet and life style suggestions. Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Pancha Karma Specialist, 200hr. RYT Ashley Christianson, 320.444.1429,

EFT Guaranteed Fast & Easy relief. Change your life NOW. Dr. Kim Eisen is Experienced and Intuitive, Master of EFT. Dr. Kim Eisen, 612.802.HEAL (4325),,

BODYWORK & BREATHWORK Gently transform limiting patterns at their core. Restore well-being of Body, Mind, and Spirit. Experience your life’s flow/fulfillment. Lee Timm Beaty, Light Heart Unlimited, 612.721.7108,

Energy Clearing / Chakra Balancing / Trauma Release: Experience Transformational Intuitive Energy Work. Using Keen wisdom & strength along with tenderness & compassion, Kimberly masterfully orchestrates a safe & loving space for deep healing & Spiritual Awakening. HOPE Healing, Kimberly, 805.769.4734, HopeHealing.Me

Breathwork: Guided Breathing Sessions & Reiki combined to release trauma, decrease pain and transform your life. Private sessions, live workshops and certifications available. Deanna Reiter & Troy Stende, 651.238.7248,,

ENERGY HEALING Christine, Reiki Master, offers energy healing sessions for pain relief, relaxation, emotional well-being & general health. It’s wonderful work! Healing Arts 101, Christine, call/text 651.338.1216,

BREATH WORK / ENERGY HEALING / SOUL COACHING: Heal your Body, Clear your Blocks, Deepen your Connection with Spirit, Transform your Life. Soul Breathing™ workshops and group sessions, ongoing. Individual breath sessions, Pranic Healing® / Reiki by appointment. Terri Peterson, SBF, TBF, RPh., 651.442.4623,,

Environmental Testing, Green Consulting, Certified Green Remodels: House making you sick? Feel better when you’re away? Testing for mold, VOCs, asbestos, EMFs and more. Call now! Discounts for Edge readers! Eco Shaylee LLC, Shaylee Oleson, 612.522.3082,

Career, Business & Academic Coaching Coaching for people in the midst of life changes. Assistance in identifying and launching your holistic business. Call for a free 15-minute consultation. Dr. Nakita Savant, 612.812.4310,

FENG SHUI CONSULTATION Consultations, one-on-one professional mentoring, and workshops. Barbara Bobrowitz, Energetic Alignments, 763.571.9437,

CAREER COUNSELING Clarifying Conversations – guided by your own heart, inspired by your own knowing. Laurie Mattila, M.S.Ed., Career Counselor, 651.644.7766,,

FLOWER ESSENCES: Numerous Flower Essences for spiritual and emotional healing. Books, Practitioners Available. In business 33 years. Located at 3546 Grand Ave. S. Minneapolis. Contact Martin Bulgerin. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,,

Coaching Are you going through a life transition and feeling lost, confused and stuck? I can help you gain the peace, clarity and confident direction you’re looking for. Terese Guettler, RN, Wellness Coach of Wise Woman Wellness Coaching, 612.501.1806,,

GRIEF & TRAUMA RECOVERY: Heal grief and trauma with Induced After-Death Communication. This miraculous therapy rapidly heals grief and trauma resulting from the death of loved ones (including beloved pets). In practice since 1990. Gary R. Beaver, M.A., Licensed Psychologist, 612.910.1191,,


HEAL YOUR LIFE TRAINING: Become a licensed Heal Your Life workshop leader in Louise Hay’s philosophy. Receive complete materials to lead up to 14 different workshops. One-week intensive training is approved by Louise. Pre-registration required. See website for details. Patricia J. Crane, 800.969.4584,,

INTUITIVE HEALING Past Life Regression, Reiki, Spiritual Coaching, massage and more. Visit the website for full service offerings and current pricing structure. Tina McGee, 715.456.0677,,

HERBS: 600+ medicinal & cooking herbs, tinctures, capsules & oils, new and used books, Natural healing practitioners available. Contact Dr. Andrew Lucking, ND, Duane Givens. In business 33 years at 3546 Grand Ave. S. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,,

Intuitive Readings: Kimberly is a Mulit- Sensory Intuitive, a gifted Medium who delivers Readings with Compassion & Care. Your loved ones in Heaven wish to connect with you to give messages of Hope & Healing. They may offer guidance and messages regarding your life. You may also ask other question you may have. Kimberly, 805.769.4734,, HopeHealing.Me

Holistic Health Coaching Manifest balance in your life — health, nutrition, spiritual, career, energy. Create your healing journey. Customized programs. Heal Organically, 952.200.4804,,

KUNDALINI: Individuals living their Kundalini journeys within Kundalini Awakening Systems and the direction of its founder, and seminar leader, Chrism. Encouraged, inspired, supported by monthly meetings with the teacher. MN Kundalini Community, 651.329.9615,, 

HOMEOPATHY: 2,000 Homeopathic Remedies, Individual Potencies, Books, Practitioners Available. Contact Dr. Andrew Lucking ND, Martin Bulgerin, We buy and sell new and used books. At 3546 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,,

Massage, Healing & Chakra Balance: $20 off firsttime visit. Enjoy a therapeutic massage the way you like it, and for a little bit more a relaxing healing in a professional environment. Schedule now at Edgar Massage & Chakra Balance, 612.384.4572, at Backlund Chiropractic, 7101 York Ave. S., Suite 250, Edina, MN,

HYPNOTHERAPY Need relief from anxiety, depression, phobias or PTSD? Ready to gain insight into your soul’s purpose through Past Life or Life-Between-Lives regression? 15 Years Experience. Located in St. Paul, MN. Eric Christopher, MSMFT, CHT, 651.649.1952,

MEDIUMSHIP, INTUITIVE CARD READINGS, REIKI HEALING, ANIMAL COMMUNICATION: As the Minnesota Nice Medium, I use my unique talents and gifts to bring oneness and healing to everyone’s life I touch. The Empathic Connection, 320.226.3127,,

HYPNOTHERAPY 5-PATH® Are you on the right path? Now is the time to strive for better wellness – physically, mentally & emotionally. You owe it to yourself to Change the Path of Your Life. Christa Sack, CH, Restore Your Path Hypnosis & Healing, 612.810.6158,,

Palm Reading, Reiki, Drumming & Meditation: We carry various products such as Crystals, Rocks, Cards, Jewelry, Dream Catchers & many gift items. Open Fridays 11-5, Saturdays 10-3 & Mondays 4-9. At 26789 Forest Blvd., Wyoming, MN Crescent Moon Metaphysical Shop, Nancy, 612.328.0891

HYPNOTHERAPY & CONSCIOUSNESS COACHING™: Change your mind. Change your life. Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy.™ Transform limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, habits, 5 Pillars of Balance, Spiritual Direction, Conflict Resolution Skills. Judith Froemming, BA, CH, CTC, HNLP, Infinite Mind Hypnosis & Coaching, 651.216.0085,

Psychic Detective Stacey is an experienced psychic detective and psychic medium who gives accurate messages from Spirit, giving law enforcement and clients direction and peace. Connect With Spirit, Stacey L. Scott, 612.250.5500,,

HYPNOTHERAPY/PSYCHOTHERAPY: Help with emotional overwhelm, healing trauma, sexual abuse & other issues. Access pastlives & between lives. Build skills for relationships across the veil, interactive prayer, Synergy Meditation. Channel for Mother Mary. Jerry Buchmeier, Ph.D., psychotherapist, 763.546.4133,,

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT / SOUL READINGS Soul Readings for clarity and guidance. Classes to discover how to heal and consciously create with your own unique body/soul partnership. Cindy Lehman 612.669.1861,,

HYPNOTHERAPY & TRAINING Past Life, Life-Between Lives Regression. 20 years experience. Madonna Kettler, Ph.D., LBL, 612.709.5578,

PSYCHIC MEDIUM Well-Known Psychic Medium Deborah Lynn11 is gifted with the power to Name, names. She is unlike any other as she is known to go back 2-3 generations or even 10 years into the future. Deborah Lynn11, 651.439.5337,

INNER CHILD WORK & EFT Author of the best-selling Inner Child Workbook & EFT (Tapping) Practitioner. Cathryn Taylor, 612.710.7720,

Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive, Soul Healer & Spiritual Teacher: Award winning and one of the top Psychic Mediums in the world. Readings by phone & office. Monthly: Psychic Galleries. Intuitive & Drum Circles. Weekly: Development classes. Workshops.  Alison James, 612.424.1411 returned via text,,

INTUITIVE CLASSES & READINGS Intuitive Tarot, Psychic & Palm readers available for in-store private readings or events. Classes in Psychic Development, Tarot & Runes. Schedule online. Eye of Horus Metaphysical 612.872.1292,

RECONNECTIVE HEALING It all happens at the quantum level. It all begins with love from an open heart. Experience Reconnective Healing session. Experience the Reconnection. Bogdan Borkowski, Certified Reconnection Practitioner, 715.262.3342,,   continued September 2016 the edge 35


REIKI HEALING Experience the divine energy of Reiki for balance, relaxation, wellness. Treatment sessions. Studentoriented training for all levels. Sheryl and Dale Fisher, Reiki Master-Teachers, 763.420.9017,

SPIRIT REMOVAL Spirit removal including, “ghosts” shadow people, and yes, even the mean ones, from places, objects and people. Classes, too, including Divine REIKI. Tracy Kvamme (Krouse), 612.501.0858,

REIKI HEALING: Feel Empowered on Every Level! Usui Reiki Training and Sessions, schedule a Reiki I or II class, inquire about Reiki Master apprenticeships and Absentee (Distance) Healing. Learn Reiki yourself, or bring your friends! Rachel Miejan, Reiki by Miejan, 651.735.2863,,

SUFI Four Layers of the Heart. Jess Fauchier, 763.360.9259,,

SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS Do you transform people’s lives, but are struggling to get more clients, money, or grow your business? Check out the “Shortcut to Success – Quick Start Program.” Kim Eisen, Success Coach, Master of EFT, 612.802.4325,,

FIND THE EDGE BUSINESS NETWORK ONLINE Explore the variety of holistic businesses in the Business Network online — including listings that appear here in print as well as The Edge Directory and monthly Featured Businesses. The Edge, 763.433.9291,

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Sacred Gatherings are $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: Name, address, phone, email, website, gathering times & brief description. To be included: 763.433.9291 or or ECKANKAR / TEMPLE OF ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, www. — Keys to spiritual experiences: Explore past lives, dreams and Soul Travel. Worship Service: first Sunday of each month, 10-11am Youth programs. Community HU Song: third Sunday of each month, 10-10:30am. Free workshops: Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Temple hours: Noon-9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from Noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tours available. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community: A Center for Conscious Living, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.922.4272, online at — Raise your consciousness by attending our classes, workshops and Sunday Services led


by amazing speakers! Raise your vibration in our beautiful, historic building (now on the National Historic Register). Give us a try as part of your spiritual journey and feel the love of our heart-based community. Visit our community for: great meditations, yoga classes, speakers and programs that include mindfulness, developing your intuition, releasing negative beliefs, allowing greater abundance, and breaking the barriers to deep self-healing. SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: 701 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, 612.378.3602, contact@, — An adventurous, creative, and supportive Spiritual Community. Connecting with Universal Essence through Presence, Practice, and Play — no dogma. We welcome your life experience, your imagination, and your participation. Explore with us! Service on Sundays: 10:30 a.m.


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UNITY MINNEAPOLIS: 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, www. — Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday 8:15, 9:45 & 11:30 a.m., nursery & Sunday school at all 3 services. Monthly Healing service 7 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday. Adult education classes throughout the year. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center: 4011 W. Hwy 13, Savage, MN 55378, 952.895.0745, — Discover Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, a positive path for spiritual living. Practical teachings to help you live a healthy, meaningful life. As we grow in consciousness, we create a loving, peaceful world. Sunday Service 10 a.m. UNITY NORTH SPIRITUAL CENTER: 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 763.754.6489,, www. — Committed to offering a space to support community members and youth in fulfilling their potential. Services and events include healing, prayer, men’s and women’s groups, meditation, sacred text and shamanic studies. UNSC serves the wider community through programs such as Family Promise and Family Table.



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Happenings Events are $29 for up to 35 words, $45 for 36-70 words. Listings over 70 words will be edited. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: Date, title and text. Listing must include specific event dates and time, or it will be placed under Ongoing and not be included online. To be included: 763.433.9291 or or September 3 – Labor Day Weekend Psychic Gallery Event: Alison James, Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive, Soul Healer & Spiritual Teacher. Interactive  experience with intuitive forum including Q & A,  and  connections with those in the afterlife, including pets! 1-3 p.m., open to the adult public. Early-bird special online only: $50. Walk-in: $60 cash, no checks, add $5 for credit. 400 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Mpls. Details & reservations:,, text 612.424.1411. September 4 – Discover the Mahanta: Join

people from all walks of life for the monthly worship service at the Temple of ECK. Dynamic speakers, original creative arts, and singing HU, a sacred name for God, celebrate a life lived in harmony with Divine Spirit. Sunday, September 4 and every first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m., Temple of ECK/Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26

– Psychic Development Classes: Alison James, Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive, Soul Healer & Spiritual Teacher. Ongoing weekly classes on Wednesday personally mentored, working with the Clair’s. Develop your soul sanctuary and work with your guide and practice with self and others in an open supportive group. 6-7:30 p.m. All levels welcomed. Open to the adult public. Earlybird special online only: $25. Walk-in: $35 cash, no checks, add $5 for credit. 514 Lowry Ave. NE, Mpls. Details & reservations:  www.alisonjames. us,, text 612.424.1411. September 7 – Discover the ECK Masters —

Here to Help: Who are they? What can they do for you? Find out how you can have experiences with these spiritual masters and benefit from their guidance, protection, and divine love. Free class. Wednesday, September 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www. Pre-register; gift booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook.

September 8-22 – EFT “Tapping” Free 15-minute

“Life Breakthrough” chat: Do you feel stuck? Need to get over something or move forward? Schedule your private 15-minute phone “Life Breakthrough” chat to see if Kim can help you. Register at Kim Eisen, Experienced & Intuitive Master of EFT “Tapping,” Life Breakthrough Coach and Energy Healer,, 612.802.HEAL (4325).

September 10 – Twin Cities Pagan Pride: Pagan

Pride is a Free fall event, open to the public, that offers education and resources about Paganism to the larger community. Pagan Pride includes a food drive, rituals, discussions, vendors and entertainment including music and dancing! The event will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Minnehaha Falls Park, 4801 S. Minnehaha Park Dr., Minneapolis. For more information, visit September 10 – Free Tai Chi Open House:

Come to our Free Open House for an introduction to Tai Chi and to practice Tai Chi for health. Recommended as a starting point for your Tai Chi journey, this session will introduce several different tai chi styles in a safe and supportive environment. Everyone is welcome. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Free, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, September 13 - December 13 – Shiba Louhan Qigong Level 2: A dynamic qigong set attributed to Bodidharma, Shiba Louhan Qigong has stretching and strengthening moves to energize the body, condition the muscles and joints, and circulate qi. Class will cover the full 18-movement set. Classes run every Tuesday for 12 weeks. Not recommended for physically challenged individuals. 6:30-7:30 p.m., $120 Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www. September 14 – Wild Plant Walk: Learn to identify and appreciate basic edible and medicinal uses of wild plants and shrubs of late summer




and early autumn. You will explore plant life in Normandale’s expansive natural setting and learn how to utilize them for food and medicine. 5-7:30 p.m., $49 Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, classes September 14 – Animals Are Soul Too! Can animals experience divine love? Do animals go to heaven? What can animals teach us? Discover insights into health, healing, and the spiritual gifts animals give. Free class. Wednesday, September 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Pre-register; gift booklet. September 14 – Beginning Psychic Spiritual

Development Classes: Do you feel/have you been told you’re Gifted? Now what?  This course will help you discover your magic and erase your fears. Let Psychics in the Cities guide you on your continuing journey. Beginning Psychic Spiritual Development Classes starting September 14. Six Wednesday evening classes.  Info: 612.860.9196 or

September 14 - October 19 – Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine & 5 Element Theory: Learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element theory, how they work to support a healthy mind, body and spirit, and what place they play in the study of tai chi and qigong. Class will include lecture, discussion, Qigong exercises and meditation. Classes run on Wednesdays for 6 weeks. 7:30-8:30 p.m., $65 for entire series. Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, September 15 – Open House: Come see why acupuncture is gaining respect in the US as pain management treatment and alternative to medication addiction. 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. RSVP at September 15-18 – Esoteric Philosophy/ Ageless  Wisdom with William Meader: Teacher William Meader will be in Minneapolis for two public talks on Sept. 15 & 16 and two one-day workshops on Sept 17 & 18. Meader is a highly regarded teacher and authority on esoteric philosophy and the ageless wisdom, with students from all over the world. He has a limited availability for esoteric astrology readings. For more information: contact Amy Stuke at or at 651.338.5988 or go to   see HAPPENINGS on p. 38 September 2016 the edge 37

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September 17 – Yin Energy Yoga Workshop: Do you want to jump start your energy and relieve stress and fatigue? Join Lindan Duncanson Miller for an interactive workshop blending Eden Energy Medicine with Yin Yoga: Learn a Daily Energy Routine to get your energies humming. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing or whatever you would wear to yoga. 1 p.m., Yogatiques, 11 10th Ave. S., Hopkins, MN, 612.280.2530,, visit www. September 18 – Looking for Inner Peace?— Chant HU! In our fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Experience the divine love and inner peace of chanting HU, a sacred name for God. All are welcome to this half-hour HU Song at the Temple of ECK. Free! Sunday, September 18, 10-10:30 a.m., Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. September 18 - Divine REIKI I Class: Through research, our Divine REIKI class (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) is designed to transform the “Specialized Master” armed with knowledge, wisdom, education, benefits and the future for self and others. Sunday classes, $125. Register at or call 612.501.0858, email September  20  – Psychic Development Beginning/Foundation  Class: Learn to consciously access your soul’s guidance, clarity and wisdom. Discover your abilities and purpose working with your  body/soul partnership in this lifetime. Tuesday evenings, SeptemberJune.  Cindy Lehman,  612.669.1861, cindy@,  September 21 – What Are Spiritual Dreams?

Dreams can be a report card on our spiritual growth. Learn to understand the sacred messages in your dreams. Free workshop. Wednesday, September 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams. September 23-25 – Grounded, Centered,

Balanced Weekend Retreat: For sensitive people only! Could you use a supportive weekend with plenty of time to slow down, breathe & rejuvenate? Join Dr. Kyra Mesich, author of The Strength of Sensitivity, for this fun retreat with yoga & meditation (no experience necessary), flower essences, stones/crystals & much more! Grounded, Centered, Balanced: A Strength of Sensitivity Retreat. Sept 23-25 in Woodbury, MN. Info:, 612.568.3538, www.

September 24-25 – Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Level 1 Certificate: This course is the initial training to become a certified EFT practitioner. Emotional Freedom Techniques


is a powerful self-tool to release unhealthy thoughts and emotional stress, to get “unstuck,” and quickly manifest positive change. Whether you’re a life coach wanting to expand your qualifications, a therapist wishing to integrate EFT into your practice, a teacher looking for innovative classroom skills, or you simply want to use EFT for yourself and your friends. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $395 for certificate. Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, classes September 27 - November 1 – American Sign Language Level 1: Come and learn basic skills for conversing in ASL and gain an appreciation for Deaf culture. You will learn to introduce yourself; sign cardinal numbers, fingerspell your name; identify others (by gender, appearance, body position and/or action); ask questions or make statements about others; follow classroom instructions and narrate about your language background. Classes run every Tuesday for six weeks. 6-8 p.m., $109 Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, classes September 28 – How to Get Answers from God:

Life becomes an adventure when you discover how to see, hear, and understand your daily messages from God. Learn how to get guidance for a better life. Free! Wednesday, September 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Pre-register; gift booklet!

September 28 - October 19 – Restorative Yoga: Calm the mind and body with the ease of this quiet yoga practice focused on deep breathing and gentle postures designed to release physical tension. This combination of breath and gentle movement activates the relaxation response, calming the nervous system while relieving stress. You will be gently guided through these flowing postures and reap the benefits of calming down. Sleep better and feel more at ease in your body. Classes run on Wednesdays. 6:30-7:30 p.m., $65 Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, September 29 & 30 – Crossing Over with John Edward: The noted Psychic Medium John Edward will appear live in Minnesota on two dates - 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Moorhead; and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, in Minneapolis. Reach out and connect! Tickets available at and, or call 1.800.514.3849. October 1 – Soul Walk: We will engage in a

“soul walk” around the high energy points at tEarthway Farm in South Haven, MN. There will be 5 stopping places to participate in a brief meditation after hearing a short talk about each of the following Saints and Angels:  Mother Mary, Archangel Michael, Quan Yin, St. Francis, and St. Germain. $25, 10 a.m. - Noon Saturday, Oct. 1. For details, please visit or call 320.236.7852.

October 5 – Become the Past-Life Explorer: Learn

how to recall memories of past lives! Lessons of long ago can be recaptured now to help our lives today. Free! Wednesday, October 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Pre-register; free copy of Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. October 8 – Psychic Power Tools Workshop: Alison James, Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive, Soul Healer & Spiritual Teacher. Personally mentored intensive to accelerate your Intuitive skills while experimenting with tools. All levels of experience welcomed. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Minors welcomed with paid admission for both the parent and over 16. Early-bird special online only: $200. 400 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Mpls. Details & reservations:,  info@, text 612.424.1411. October 8 – “Living with Purpose” Workshop with Mary Hayes Grieco: Author Mary Hayes Grieco leads a workshop on “Living with Purpose” from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in Church of St. Francis, 3201 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis. $45 adults. $40 seniors/students. $70 couples/ families. Cards welcome. Register at door. Info: 651.235.6645. October 12 – Discover Soul Travel! Getting a higher perspective through Soul Travel can help you master your spiritual destiny. Find out how. Free! Wednesday, October 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook. com/Eckankar. Pre-register; free copy of Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook.   October 21 & 22 – Temple of ECK Open House: You are invited to an open house at the Temple of ECK, the worldwide center for the Eckankar teachings. Enjoy tours, live music, videos, spiritually inspired art, and refreshments, or walk the contemplation trails that weave through the 174 acres of land. Open to people of all faiths. Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22, Noon-4 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. October 21-23 – Discover Your Spiritual Mission

(Seminar): Want to discover more about your spiritual mission this lifetime? You are invited to the 2016 ECK Worldwide Seminar. Experience dynamic speakers, creative arts, inspiring workshops, and more. The featured speaker, Sri Harold Klemp, shares stories about how you can experience more divine love in your life. Program includes free events for those new to Eckankar. Minneapolis Convention Center, www. 22 – Animal Communication Workshop: Alison James, Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive, Soul Healer & Spiritual Teacher. Introduction and mentoring on the essentials on getting in touch with your pets telepathically and meet your totem animal. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Minors welcomed with paid admission for both the parent and over 16. Early-bird special online


only: $200. 400 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Mpls. Details & reservations:,  info@, text 612.424.1411. October 29 – Lake Harriet Spiritual Community

Fall Festival Psychic Fair: Get the Insight you’ve been waiting for! Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Readings and healings from top psychics and mediums in the Cities. Have fun shopping in The Market Place. Free entry and free hourly workshops. Food truck on site. For a complete listing of practitioners and workshops, visit www. For more information: www. Sponsored by The Edge. October 29-30 - Healthy LIFE EXPO™: Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity — It’s all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success in all areas of life! Featuring 3 Stages of on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Hall D at Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd St., Minneapolis. $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. Info: www. or 952.238.1700. October 30 – Redbird Drum Making Workshop: Wayne Manthey, Drum maker & Teacher. Hosted by Redbird Drum Circle & Alison James, Psychic Medium & Animal  Intuitive. Making a drum is a journey you will remember for the rest of your life. The outline for the workshop is simple. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. You arrive with a desire to have a 13- or 16-inch drum of your own. Minors welcomed with paid admission for both the parent and over 16. Early-bird special online only: $185. 400 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Mpls. Details & reservations:,  info@, text 612.424.1411. November 5 & 6 – Minneapolis Holistic

Expo: Edge Life Expos & Events presents Keynote Speakers Michael Bodine, Kelli Miller, 2GuysInTheKnow, Annette Rugolo, Dave Schrader and Angela Blaha offering tools to step into our new paradigm of existence. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN. An emporium of

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more than 90 exhibitors & intuitives offering gifts, products & information. Saturday night workshop by Kelli Miller. Free Workshops daily with admission. Acres of free, safe parking. Save on Advance Tickets now at November 11-13 – 3 Day Pleiadian Seminar Higher Realm Initiations: Join Christine Day, receive these unique first time Pleiadian initiations that will create: An exhilarating life changing experience; Activate a self healing process within; Receive clarity, Truth a higher form of love; Work with Mother Mary and the Christ energy; Anchor a new stability within you, in these changing times. Come take your place! $390 before October 10 by visiting www. February 4-5 - Healthy LIFE EXPO™: Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Hall D at Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd St., Minneapolis. $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. Info: www. or 952.238.1700. March 14-27 – Egypt Travel: Travel to Egypt

from March 14-27, 2017, with Dale & Sheryl Fisher for a remarkable experience. We will visit ancient temples, spend a beautiful six days floating down the Nile on Quest Travel’s yacht, and tour Cairo with the help of our Egyptologist guide. Cost is only $3,800 plus airfare. Group size is limited to 16. Call Dale or Sheryl at 763.420.9017 for a full itinerary.

April 8 – Longevity Health EXPO™: The Longevity

EXPO offers attendees options to look their best, feel their best and be their best at all ages. 150 Exhibitors and visit the Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. Stay active and visit the Longevity EXPO – your better life awaits. Saturday  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN. $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. Info: www. or 952.238.1700.


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The Edge is a monthly magazine on holistic living. It supports an authentic way of life. It features an online digital magazine, as well as...

The Edge magazine 0916  

The Edge is a monthly magazine on holistic living. It supports an authentic way of life. It features an online digital magazine, as well as...