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Standing my ground from the editor by Tim Miejan

I sAt ON the balcony off our upstairs bedroom, eyes closed, the only sense of time measured by the moving shadows of clouds overhead. Occasionally the scene turned bright on my eyelids and I felt the warmth of the sun on my face. I tried to relax, but ended up listening to my racing heartbeat and urged it to slow down to normal. But what, really, is normal? Just hours earlier, about ten in the morning, I sat in front of my computer in the other upper room of our townhome, just minding my own business. My cat, Sunti, more a loyal pup than a feline, slept on the back of the overstuffed recliner while I typed. Suddenly, he awoke and stiffly froze in fear. I looked out my office door toward the stairway leading up, and I heard quiet footsteps and saw a shadow of a head rising up the wall. My mind instantly told me it wasn’t my wife, because she was in her car. My mind instantly told me it wasn’t a potential renter looking at the place because the landlord hadn’t called to alert me. Someone must have hit the silent alarm, because I jumped to my feet and all I saw was the back of a black teenager’s head as I turned and flew down the steps and yelled to high heaven and ran about 3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds, chasing the intruder out the front door and around the block. A neighbor stopped mowing his lawn and told me he saw the guy run by him but didn’t think anything of it. In a thick Eastern European accent, he told me to get a gun because “they’ll rob you for only five bucks.” I found the screen removed from a front window. I didn’t see anything out of place other than the lamp that had fallen over when he ran out in front of me. Turns out the kid stole my cheap pay-by-the-month cellphone. Nothing else was missing except some peace of mind. In hindsight, I was surprised how fast I ran after the cat burglar. After all, just a week earlier while cleaning out the garage as I prepared

to move back to the Twin Cities, a couple of bookshelves fell on my left big toe. It turned black and I was hobbling that past week — but it seemed to work well when I counted on it. In hindsight, I spent too much time on the “what ifs.” What if the intruder hadn’t moved when I came running at him? What if he had a gun? What if I had a gun? Is the price of a life equal to a cellphone? I had been watching the Zimmerman trial online, and the jury began deliberating about three hours after I chased the intruder out of my home. I stood my ground, without a weapon, and it worked out all right. I posted a few thoughts on Facebook and people wrote that they were glad I was okay — and I appreciated every comment. But I was left thinking about the nameless teen who had the guts to crawl through my window in broad daylight, not really knowing if anyone was home or not. And I wondered why someone would risk his life to steal what he probably hoped was an iPhone. Perhaps it was for the thrill of it all, but I’m guessing he was as fearful as I was when he was running out my front door. Maybe not. As I sat on the balcony off our upstairs bedroom, I said a prayer that he would make better choices, that he would finish school and eventually tell his children to avoid a life of crime. I don’t know whether my sentiment was received, but for me, it felt better than pulling a trigger. a Tim Miejan is editor and publisher of The Edge. Contact him at 651.578.8969 or email Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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Kryon channel Lee Carroll returns Internationally renowned author Lee Carroll will present a five-hour lecture and live channeling from the loving energies of Kryon beginning at noon Saturday, August 10. The event, hosted by Anita Collodoro, will be at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott, 2020 East American Blvd., in Bloomington. Carroll will discuss “Reality and Physics,” exploring recent discoveries that explain not only a world beyond our perception, but how God may work with us using multi-dimensional realities. Is this “woo-woo?” Lee calls it physics. Scientific validation of the Kryon work continues to come in. Was Kryon correct about the weather? Is quantum information really in DNA? What 2012 discovery validates what Kryon said about so-called junk DNA? Is there proof about Pleiadian ancestry? Was there really a Lemuria? Carroll’s many trips to South America have begun to answer compelling questions. Have the indigenous

people of the planet been telling us something all along, but their messages have gotten lost in our “modern day prophesies” of doom and gloom?  The messages of Kryon have been shared by Carroll for 23 years worldwide, and he has written 15 books published in 24 languages. Having presented seven times at the United Nations in New York, Lee Carroll as well as in 30 different countries overseas, Carroll attracts audiences in the thousands. His fascinating, entertaining lectures bring a message of love, empowerment and unity for humanity. To learn more about Lee Carroll and Kryon, visit For more information about the event, visit, call 952.221.6372 or email a

Wags and Worship: Dogma with a twist…and a wag What do you get when you cross a spiritually minded, animal-loving couple from the Twin Cities with a West Coast concept? Sage Lewis, owner of Dancing Porcupine, and her partner, singer/songwriter James Schattauer, are the masterminds (and hearts) behind Wags and Worship — A Celebration For All Beings — an opportunity for people to bring their pets to church. In the first five months at Spirit United Church, Wags and Worship has connected people and animals on Sunday mornings with themselves, one another and Great Spirit — a place of deepening spiritual practice. Those who maybe hadn’t been to a church in years are coming to hear the message and the music. Some who have recently lost their pets are coming to Wags and Worship just to be with the animals in a sacred setting.   Wags and Worship is a special Sunday morning service at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, where people can bring their pets to contemplate, grow, connect and be with a community of other animal lovers. Services are on the first Sunday of the month from 9-9:30 a.m. before the regular service at 10:30 a.m. All pets are welcome. For more information, contact Sage at or a

Living your past lives: Karl Schlotterbeck seminar Renowned psychologist and author Karl Schlotterbeck will present a seminar entitled, “Living Your Past Lives,” offer private past-life regression therapy sessions and conduct “The End of Karma” workshop in August at Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center in Rochester, MN. Schlotterbeck is a licensed psychologist who has spent his career in exploration of the human psyche, including depth psychology, parapsychology, biofeedback, hypnosis, along with teachings from shamans, Sufis, swamis, Rosicrucians and Native American spiritual teachers. He is the author of Living Your Past Lives: The Psychologist of Past-Life Regression, The Karma in Your Relationships, and co-author of Lion of Satan, Lion of God. Additionally, he has provided psychological services in school systems in Maryland and Minnesota for the past 40 years.  “Living Your Past Lives” seminar — Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6:45-9 p.m. — Discover where you are living out your karma in everyday life, what created the karma, what

holds it in place, where it lives inside of you, and the one thing it asks of us. Prenatal conditioning and the “karmic network” that we build around us also will be discussed.  Private Regression Sessions — August 7-9 — In an individual session, the client and the practitioner focus on the pattern most active in the client’s life which is then explored in an attempt to complete what is unfinished. Sessions take approximately two hours.  “The End of Karma” workshop — Sunday, Aug 11, Noon-6 p.m. — In this six-hour workshop, Schlotterbeck will expand on the ideas presented in “Living Your Past Lives” and how to apply them. Special emphasis will be given to how experience creates either karma or growth, the evolution of the concept of karma from reward-and-punishment through its stages to that of consciousness, and to the Karmic Network. Participants will work through the process as a group in a way parallel to individual sessions. Participants will gain an expanded view of karma and the first steps toward becoming more present in their lives. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required. Visit or call Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center at 507.281.6649. a

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Annual St. Hildegard of Bingen Fest to inspire joy at Christine Center The Christine Center,

St. Hildegard of Bingen

a retreat center for spirituality and meditation in Central Wisconsin, will offer a retreat September 13-15 titled “Hildegard Fest! In Spirit and In Song.” The retreat will offer the opportunity to sing the healing sound of Hildegard’s music and chant (no experience necessary) and gain inspiration from exploring St. Hildegard’s life. The retreat is facilitated by Susan Lincoln (right), a classically trained singer, who sings the 12th century music of Hildegard daily. Ms. Lincoln

is internationally known as an inspiring teacher who uses the teachings and songs of Hildegard to strengthen Susan Lincoln and enrich her student’s spiritual lives. Her recent recording of Karitas from her Mother Heart CD of Hildegard’s music was handpicked by Eckhart Tolle for inclusion on his new CD, Music for Inner Stillness.  Susan will be joined by

co-facilitator Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D., who will provide inspiration from Hildegard’s food and healing recipes and sacred visions. The cost of the retreat is a sliding scale of $100-$200, plus meals and lodging. For more information about Susan Lincoln, visit www.susanlincoln. com. Also visit The Christine Center’s website at, call at 715.267.7507 or email at a

Meet St. Hildegard of Bingen: Mystic, visionary, artist and healer for our time by Gabriele Uhlein In 1981, five volumes of mystical writing literally fell into my lap. They were dropped there by Matthew Fox, who was looking for a translator willing to popularize the renowned German mystic, Hildegard of Bingen. That request blossomed into a small book, Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen, and I have been on the trail of all things Hildegard ever since. Let me introduce her. Born in 1098, the tenth of ten children, she was given as a child-tithe to a monastery (a rather common practice for lesser noble families). A cloistered, frail woman, she dared in her early forties to give voice, at last, to her astounding visionary gift for music, for theological reflection, for healing and even for preaching political reform. In doing so, when even living past 50 was unusual, Hildegard lived almost forty more years of intensely robust life! At a time when few women could write at all, Hildegard not only produced major works of theological “illuminations,” she also made inspired use of the healing aspects of plants, animals, trees and semi-precious stones. When few women were esteemed, her wisdom was sought by bishops, popes and kings. She gave advice, offered truth and confronted political maneuvering. Her correspondence reveals her outspoken daring, her spiritual innovation and her caring spiritual direction. More than 300 of her letters still exist! Hildegard is the first woman composer whose biography is known. Passed from generation to generation of women in her abbey, over seventy musical compositions


inspired by her visions, Hildegard cultivated a deep appreciation of holistic healing and is credited with recording more than 2,000 remedies.” survive, one of the largest repertoires of any medieval composer. Her musical style is characterized by soaring melodies, which were very unusual for the time. Her music and text intuitively intertwine — a rare occurrence in 12th century chant. Hildegard gave her words wing; she set them to soar on the deepest, truest up-drafts of soul. It was her intention to simply be “a feather on the breath of God,” and to heal and make whole what an ignorance of God’s ways had fractured. Inspired by her visions, Hildegard cultivated a deep appreciation of holistic healing and is credited with recording more than 2,000 remedies. She considered treating symptoms to be a futile effort. The whole body and the all-important soul required consideration for the healing process to be successful. Not only was there a close connection between diet and health, but also between our bodies and foods, and between the human and the cosmos. Last year, I had opportunity to suggest a Hildegard Fest to celebrate her recent

canonization. (Why it took over 900 years is another story!) Plans were made, and wouldn’t it be a lovely idea if we could use some of her recipes? It was her “cookies that bring joy” (with equal parts nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves) that became Fest favorites. Using these “joyful” spices, Hildegard instructs, “Make small cookies and eat these often. They will reduce bad humors, enrich the blood, and fortify the nerves.” How could you not love a theological visionary and prophet that also recommends a happy cure of spice cookies! This year we’ll celebrate our second annual Hildegard Fest at the Christine Center on September 13-15, beginning at 6:30 pm. Using her music and visions, participants will experience a feast that offers the timeless wisdom of Hildegard’s “Veriditas” or “greening power” manifest in all God’s glorious creation. Joined by the internationally known Hildegard musician, Susan Lincoln, we’ll give our souls voice, eat amazing food a la Hildegard, and simply celebrate becoming whole. Anyone already enchanted by Hildegard will find a wise, old friend. If you have not met her yet, come and let the most influential woman of the 12th century sing to your heart. a Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, PhD is a Franciscan sister, theologian and artist. A member of the Christine Center Core Team, she is dedicated to the recovery of the Christian mystical tradition and the honoring of intuition in spiritual deepening. In 1983 she authored a small book: Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen. She has been sharing her love of Hildegard ever since. For more information on the Christine Center, call 715.267.7507. Visit Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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Could I forgive the terrorists of 9/11? A personal challenge from a higher place by Cheryl Kempton

It was September 13, 2001, and about an hour into my drive from the Twin Cities to Colorado. I turned on the radio. The country was still in shock from what had occurred two days earlier, with many questions, very few answers, and an inability to talk about anything else. Angry conjecture came through the airwaves. As I trundled my way down I-35, I knew 14 hours of listening to that would drive me crazy. Luckily, I had armed myself with a good supply of audio books and CDs. So I popped in Caroline Myss and settled down for the long journey. As Caroline talked about forgiveness, I thought about how I had always believed in the power of forgiveness to heal and transform, and how I had to really work at it in certain areas of my life. I had to admit to myself that deep down there was still some long-term resentment lurking in the depths of my psyche. But I listened with an open mind and a willingness to confront my demons as I faced the expanse of open road. Then an innocent little thought appeared out of nowhere: “Could I forgive the 9/11 terrorists?” “Darn! Did I really think that? I’m going to forget I thought that. I have no need to go there.” It was all too raw, too close. The images were still vibrant in my head — those horrible images. “Nope, I didn’t think that. Not going there.” It was too late. The challenge had been set, and I knew it was a call from a higher part of me to transcend this horrendous situation. How does one go about forgiving something like that? What would forgiving terrorists look like? I couldn’t even imagine it. It certainly wasn’t condoning – I could never say that what they did was okay, nor did I feel that that was what I was being called to do. No, it was not okay. I also couldn’t entertain the idea of foregoing justice either. No way. Or forgetting. Nope. Couldn’t do that. But I didn’t want to harbor all those yucky feelings – that anger and resentment. I didn’t want to create that cancerous environment within. So what would true forgiveness look like for me? I decided that if I could truly wish them peace, then I would have released myself from the negativity of the situation. So, with them (and all the crazy images of the Twin


Towers) in my mind, I said, “May you find peace.” Now, I realize I wasn’t nearly as affected as many others, so maybe this process was easier for me because of that. But it wasn’t easy. My first response was revulsion and nausea. It actually made me physically ill to wish them peace. But I kept repeating those words, and how I viewed them started to change. Rather than just evil, I saw them as people who had believed so fully in what others had told them that they couldn’t see what they were doing. I had the sense that they were pawns in a bigger game. Maybe they were brainwashed. Maybe they were so unhappy that they’d believe anything. I don’t know. I realized I really didn’t know anything. In those early days, there was only speculation about the connection with Bin Laden or Al Qaeda. I didn’t go there. I kept my focus on the terrorists we knew about, the ones who had crashed the planes. I kept repeating the words, “May you find peace.” After a full two hours, the physical reaction was gone and I felt that I meant what I was saying. What they did was still not okay. Justice needed to be served. The government would get involved and dole out its form of justice. But in the end, what I came to was that this was really between their souls and God. That was who they were accountable to now. I felt released from the situation, no longer chained to the emotional roller coaster of anger and resentment. As I watched the fields and prairies go by under a deep blue sky, I felt at peace. a Cheryl Kempton is a spiritual explorer, personal development junkie, chocoholic and St. Paul resident who believes so strongly in forgiveness as a path to healing and peace that she is sponsoring a weekend workshop on it with Azim Khamisa on May 17-19. Learn a powerful process of forgiving that you can use in your own work. For more information, visit Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Living awake Senderos de Luz, Paths of Light, sometimes involve our past by Efrén Francisco Solanas First of a three-part series I agree with the admonition an Israeli channel gave her study group, “Why waste your time with spiritual gossip and pastlife experiences?” I don’t waste energy trying to remember and revel in what occurred before. I want to be here, now, anchored in the sacred instant. It is a truth that transformation only occurs in present time. Besides, we’ve all been back and forth between the polarities innumerable times, first sadists then victims, leaders then followers, destitute and then royalty. Having said that, I share another truth: there are always exceptions! My past-life experiences in Peru are essential to grasping what is presently unfolding in my life and heart. In July 1999, I drove three hours north of my home in the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in an Amanae workshop to learn a technique purported to facilitate emotional release. I had no context for such a thing. I was irresistibly drawn to enroll after a strong emotion burst from my core during an evening demonstration of the work by the founder, Christine Day. I had never witnessed a deep feeling provoked by an act that seemed to have no relation to my emotional body. The torrent of tears had no label. The best I can do is to say that it was grief. By the second day of the workshop, we had become accustomed to sensing discomfort in a part of the body, and were beginning to have some skill in breathing into the area, bringing our consciousness to meet the pain and opening to the intention to feel what was being held. I was on a massage table, surrounded by other participants. There was an odd pain in my feet, as if they were disfigured or perhaps trapped in an uncomfortable position. The sensation grew to be almost unbearable. One of the assistants came and spoke to me, encouraging me to go deeper, to allow what was arising. I clung to her words and allowed myself to feel more. Suddenly, it was if my feet were on fire — literally burning. I began to writhe and scream. I sensed the assistant next to me, hearing her encouragement to open and to feel even more. In an instant, a vivid mountain landscape opened before me. I was tied to a tree and although I could not see my limbs, I knew that my hands and feet had been secured with a spike, driven through my flesh. I was in shocking pain, as a fire below, seared my skin. Before me, many individuals — beloveds to whom I felt a deep connection — were being shot, beaten and terribly gored. One of the attackers dragged a woman before me and my heart jumped. It was my wife! He brought a blade to her throat, and as I could not take my eyes away, I witnessed him draw the knife, cutting deeply and ending her life. I was overcome with profound failure and immense guilt. I was responsible for these people. They had relied on me, my judgment, and before me was the result of their trust. I was not being killed outright but forced to watch the barbaric torture and killing. The pain in my body slowly abated. I sat up on the massage table and quickly walked to the circle of chairs where our workshop sharing occurred. In the center was a Sacred Pipe. It called to me, “Pick me up.” I bowed my head, touching the carpet, guided by ancient traditions to which I was not initiated. I began to sob uncontrollably. Both hands approached the Pipe and I tenderly picked it up. Huge waves of sadness and tears Light continued on page 12  August 2013   the edge 


 Light continued from page 11 flowed from me. Moans of agony burst from my throat. I was completely taken by the immensity of the feelings. A tiny speck swirled in this storm: a flash of gratitude that the wall had cracked and emotions were flowing. There was no sense of time. Eventually, I placed the Pipe back on its rocky base and returned to the massage table, prepared to continue receiving the bodywork. It took years for the details to come into full focus. Hundreds of years ago, I was a cacique or native chief in the Cordillera Andina, the mountain range of the Andes in South America. Many people relied on me. We knew the conquistadores were coming, and I made a decision that we should remain. The Spanish arrived and a massacre followed. The event is a scar on my soul; a wound that interpenetrates all subsequent lifetimes. After the workshop, I continued to live my life, avoiding the tendency to obsess over the revelation. I felt it was important to maintain a balance between awe for the power of the recollection and a full anchoring in the present. Acknowledging the past-life trauma helped me understand my attraction to native cultures and a deep longing for rich communication with the Divine realms. I also felt compassion for my fear of the spiritual and sacred community, as well as a peculiar resistance to realizing my role as a teacher and leader. It was nearly ten years before I was to take the next step on the Senderos de Luz, the Paths of Light. a Efrén Francisco Solanas is teacher and practitioner of Senderos de Luz, a combination of powerful multi-dimensional healing modalities. He also leads sacred trekking adventures in the Peruvian Andes. He was born in Southern California and currently makes his home in Minneapolis. He works in the USA, South America and Europe, teaching various courses and, as time allows, attending clients in private session. Contact him at Visit or www. Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Activism on the Run

Changing the planet, one act at a time by Christine Huff

Are you concerned about the world these days? Planet-wide, humanity is on a destructive path in many ways: environmentally, economically, politically, health-wise, to name a few. There are many of us who see the destruction and wish we could change it. Or stop it. We complain, we volunteer, we boycott, we post on Facebook — whatever we can think of to make a difference. And we must do something — our planet needs us! Recently, though, I began to question all of my efforts. Years ago, I’d seen the movie The Secret about manifesting our true desires through focus of attention. Over time I’ve come to believe it is possible to do this. I re-watched the movie the other night, and again saw the examples of how we attract whatever we focus on. My attention was caught this time by the application to activism. The movie implied that protests against war, GMOs, economic issues, etc. bring about more of whatever we’re protesting against! That hadn’t occurred to me. Does that apply to my petition-signing and Facebook posts, too? How are we supposed to speak out against the wrongs of the world? What is an activist to do? Especially a motivated (and busy) one? The idea left me frustrated, and frankly, annoyed. “All these years, and all of my

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effort — for what?” I grumbled. However, I knew there must be a solution. As I considered the options, ideas came to me: four steps we can take to manifest positive change. These steps are manageable to fit into the busiest of schedules, even for the most concerned of citizens who are worried about everything. Honest! Here are four solutions:  Identify the goal. Think about what you want changed. Feel free to aim high! Example: Ending world hunger.  Replace worry with visualization (and prayer). Worry is a result of us focusing on the problem, which just leads to more worry, and unfortunately, more of the problem. We’re better off putting our energy towards finding a solution. So if you start worrying or complaining about the issue, or see a troublesome news story, imagine the world the way you’d wish it (without that problem), and focus on that. Consider praying to a higher power for a solution. Ask this higher power for assistance in helping you shift your focus. Visualize the world as you’d like to see it, even if you can’t think of how that will be achieved. Example: Visualize or imagine a healthy food and water supply for all citizens of the world, and how wonderful that would be. Pray to be a part of the solution.  Identify an action. Think of an action you can take so you’re living in line with your beliefs. This way, we start to become part of the solution. Example: Donate to a local food shelf.  Integrate the action. Understand that a 1 percent change is all it takes to make a dent in even the largest challenges. So be honest and practical when choosing your first step, and be open to making additional changes as you have the energy to do so. This way, you will be a walking example of how to be in the world, becoming more in line with what you believe as the days progress. To bring about true change, we must walk our talk. Example: Find a food shelf in an area with meaning for you. Commit to making a donation three times a year. Adjust this as time passes. Oh, and don’t worry if you worry you’re making things worse by worrying. Just start over each time you catch yourself. While it is important not to dwell on the problem, it is important to be aware of the problems of the world. We must not bury our heads in the sand — we can’t solve problems we don’t know exist. Will you slip up along the way? You bet! It’s all part of the process of change. Nothing happens overnight. If you do your best, even with slip-ups, know that you really are making a difference. Take small steps, but do take steps. And be proud of what you’re doing! Our world won’t change without you. a


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Christine Huff is an energy healer who practices Reiki, Healing Touch, Crystology and Aromatherapy. Through her years of holistic health education, Christine has become well informed about the many healing arts options available to us and how they can help us on our road to health. She also teaches classes on healing arts options (Healing Arts 101), and classes on holistic activism. Contact her at 651.338.1216 or Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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August Horoscope: Unwind Star Wisdom by D.K. Brainard

The Sun and Mercury in Leo bring us a well-deserved chance to unwind and focus on what feels good.

Flowers on Highway 36 by Heidi Parton

Driving along Highway 36 this morning, I pass fresh flowers stemming from a plasticbag vase filled with water and tied to a sign. I think I finally know why people do this Honoring. The last place where you know your lover or child or father was alive, must become sacred ground. We can all get trapped in a space. We stay too long and we get stuck and then we think we need permission before we can move on. Maybe a friend comes to us one morning with dried flowers embedded in a wreath of Styrofoam and he hangs it around our neck and tells us it is okay to cross over. Maybe our spirit hovers in a room for years and years. We can’t even remember where we were going. And some sensitive soul is tired of being weighed down by our pain and she burns a smudge of sage in a stone bowl, then uses a feather to urge us on to the next world that will greet us with open arms, but only when we finally let go. a Heidi Parton is a writer and yoga teacher, specializing in Yin and Restorative Yoga. Her other articles can be found on and one soon to be published in Pathways Magazine. Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.


by Jesse Castro

Show me a small miracle; one that runs about and laughs and plays with the stars out of order as morning breaks; and the room in which you have been sleeping is changed in an instant by someone that is not you. a Jesse Castro is a poet, outsider artist, community activist, art educator and advocate for the displaced and at-risk. He is one of the coordinators of National Poetry Month in San Antonio, Texas, and surrounding areas. Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.


Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…You’ve got to keep working on your mommy and daddy issues because you don’t want to waste this rare chance to heal the past and finally feel at home in the world. But be aware, too, of the powerful and growing desire for true freedom of self-expression. If you can marry those two parts of yourself, you can really rock your world this month. Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…This is a great month to hire a publicist. If you can’t afford one, create one within your own psyche. And put her or him to work getting out the good word about just how hard you work, what a beautiful vision you have, and just how good you are at what you do. Don’t boast — just tell the truth. Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Keep hammering on this money theme. How much do you really need to feel powerful, like you can realize the dream of your life? Be willing to look long and hard at the inner beliefs you inherited from mom or dad that keep stopping you from living a life of true abundance. It’s time to break that vicious cycle and live YOUR life. Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Even if things feel as intense this month as they have for the last couple years, something is different. You’re starting to realize that you have the power to change your life. These challenges aren’t here to break you down, they’re here to break you open — into the world, into your authentic self, into the life you long to live. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…A major insight reveals that who you are is so much more than the personality you built all those years ago to protect you and allow you to function. Make a conscious choice to step into your essence. Experiment. Play. Don’t settle for staying stuck in a limited identity that stopped working for you a long time ago. Freedom calls — answer the phone! Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…“You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it,” said Dr. Wayne Dyer. Rather than running your mind through the same old loops, think magically. Keep a dream journal. Look for signs. Listen to the birds. Read tea leaves. The answers are there but, like an optical illusion, the pattern only emerges when you relax your focus. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Use the first half of the month to get clear on what you want. Because once Venus moves into your sign on the 16th, opportunity knocks. You may have to choose quickly and not everyone may be happy with your choices, but if they really care for you,

they’ll get over it. It’s your life — don’t let anyone dissuade you from living it to the fullest.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…A new conception of who you CAN be in the world is dawning this month, but you have to be willing to give up some old ideas about who you are SUPPOSED to be. It’s safe to say this requires as much courage as anything you will be asked to do in this life. Fortunately, courage is not something you lack. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…If you owe it and you can’t pay it, make arrangements. If they owe you and you can’t get it out of them, find a way to make your peace with it. There’s plenty of money and plenty of energy in the world, and the world wants you to have your share. But it can’t make delivery to you when your energy is tied up in contracts from the past. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…What do you need to see, feel or understand in order to truly love yourself? Find the places within you that you turn away or withdraw from: this is where your self-love got lost. A beautiful relationship is just waiting for you to learn to love yourself enough to believe you deserve it. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…With a second straight full moon in your sign this month, you get a rare opportunity to see yourself from not just one, but several different vantage points. Look at this as the Universe’s way of saying, “See how cool you are? What would it take for you to truly accept and value your uniqueness?” Come out of exile and let us adore you! Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Find a creative guru this month. I choose William Blake, a craftsman and polymath who put his heart and soul into creating every day, whether he was working for pay or on his own unique vision. With Jupiter the Guru in your house of self-expression, this is the time for you to finally unchain your own creative genius. Call on a higher power to inspire you and work through you. a Listen to “Edge Astrology” with D.K. Brainard at 6 p.m. Central on the first Wednesday of each month, August 7, by calling 1.714.364.4750 or go to Listen to all archives at edge-talk-radio D.K. Brainard, M.A., C.H., is a writer, musician, astrologer and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping clients identify where they are on their own Hero’s Journey and take appropriate steps to reconnect with their soul/Higher Self/creative unconscious. To carry out this work, D.K. uses the tools of astrology, energy work, compassion and hypnotic shared exploration of limiting identity states and desired goal states. Get in-depth weekly horoscopes for each sign of the zodiac, plus monthly video forecasts and weekly astrology podcasts at DK’s website: www.wordsforthepeople. com. Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

a gluten-free, dairy-free whole food recipe

Summer Vegetable Soup by Maggie Christopher This soup marries the flavors of summer’s best vegetables. The bacon adds a lovely rich flavor while the corn adds sweetness. In summer, I prefer my soup heated to just warm. This is an excellent recipe for those with compromised digestive systems, because cooked vegetables are easier to digest. Add a can of beans if you prefer a vegetarian soup. Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 3 pcs of cooked bacon, plus drippings 2 TBS olive oil 1 large onion, diced 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced 2 large carrots, cut into rounds 2 ribs celery, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 summer squash, diced Handful of green beans, cut bite-sized 3 cups sweet corn, fresh or frozen 3/4 pound yellow potatoes, skins on and diced 7-8 cups vegetable broth, or to desired thickness 1/8 cup loosely packed, fresh thyme or oregano 1 teaspoon sea salt Adjust salt, pepper and thyme (or oregano) to taste

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Sprinkle sea salt, pepper and fresh thyme (or oregano) on both sides. Cover with aluminum foil and bake about 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear. In a large soup pot, heat the bacon on medium high until crispy. Chop bacon and return to pan. Add 2 TBS olive oil. Add all vegetables (except the potatoes, green beans and corn) and sauté on medium until just beginning to soften. Then add the vegetable broth, potatoes, green beans and corn. Once vegetables are tender, blend about 4 cups of the soup into a chunky broth. Return broth to the soup. Cut or shred the cooked chicken, add to soup. Let soup rest for an hour or two before serving or cover and refrigerate overnight. Serves 12. a Maggie Christopher, CHNC, is a certified holistic nutrition counselor in St. Paul. She specializes in digestive issues, sugar cravings and weight loss. She teaches people how to eat whole, natural foods that are delicious and satisfying. Call 651.231.1360 for a 60-minute, complimentary consultation to learn more or visit Maggie’s website at Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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The New Dawning


i n t e rv i e w w i t h

C h r i s t i n e D ay

Bridging the gap between our Human and Divine Selves by Tim Miejan Edited for print, so please read the complete interview at The introduction of spiritual teacher, healer and channeler Christine Day’s new book, Pleiadian Principles for Living, offers this directly from the galactic community known as the Pleiadians: “There is a great power birthing and rising in your world, opening for you a new perception that is taking you in a new direction…. We are here to assist you in bringing information so that you gain a deeper understanding of the process that is taking place on your earth plane.… As you awaken you will assist in a continual birthing process on your earth plane by holding energetic spaces, creating energetic grids, and helping anchor new light frequencies onto the earth plane…. Your world within planet Earth is moving back into alignment with the rest of the Universe. This is like a curtain lifting on a stage, revealing an entirely new panorama.… This expanded communion will be beyond anything that you can imagine with your ego mind. It will be a communion through the heart and will bring a birthing of a simple and powerful joy that will transform all cells within your being.” In her new book, the basis of which will set the stage for a three-day Pleiadian seminar in October in Minneapolis, Christine Day tells us that the Earth and its inhabitants are undergoing a transformational shift from the third dimension to the fourth and fifth, a shift from an ego-driven existence to one that is innately intuitive and driven from the heart. In a recent telephone interview, Christine Day says the collective energy of the earthly realm is going through a “very deep birthing process,” a metamorphosis that includes the anchoring of a new crystalline structure

happening in the physical body, and a lot of them. One of the areas the crystalline structure went into was the thyroid, so people may be experiencing some what was presenting as thyroid problems, confusion, kind of feeling like they can’t think straight, wondering if there is anything wrong with them. The fact is, we are being realigned into a fourth- and fifth-dimensional setting and the crystalline structure within us is aligning us and supporting us in that alignment. That’s what is creating these feelings, these physiological changes in the body, feeling confused, just somehow not being able to quite be as on as they were in the third-dimensional setting, which is kind of melting away. Some of the crystalline structures actually anchored in the brain and are opening the telepathic center. Some people aren’t aware they’re experiencing this disorientation and confusion…so there can be a lot of anxiety being produced through that at this time. in the human body that will reactivate our telepathic abilities and allow us to become beings of light. “You almost might see it like a new sunrise,” she says, “a new essence of life coming onto the Earth plane and also coming through the soul.” For those who are not conscious of change taking place within themselves, what might some inner or outward evidence be that things are no longer the way they were? Christine Day: Because of the crystalline

structure that is activated through the cells of their body — and they did come in to every human being on this Earth plane — there are certain physiological changes

Are the people who experience your initiations and activations and the work that you do showing the way and helping to make the whole process easier for the people who don’t? CD: Absolutely, and that’s how it’s been

designed. That is part of the grand plan. There are a number of us who have made pre-agreements before we came onto this Earth place to act as the wayshowers, to go on to this accelerated awakening path and move much more quickly into that fourth- and fifth-dimensional alignment before the rest of the population does. Those that forge the path make it easier for those who are following, that’s true, but it’s not only that. It is also to support and stabilize the dimensional settings that

It has taken those of us who are leading and making the way, forging the path, a lot longer, but that was also part of our pre-agreement, to have that long-term process of awakening. The ones who follow will move very fast through it, and then we will have a different community here on this Earth plane. ~ Christine Day 16

are coming onto the physical Earth plane. Your new book, Pleiadian Principles for Living, seems like it’s asking us as individual selves to make a commitment, to make a conscious choice. What are we being asked to choose? CD: We are being asked to choose what we

pre-agreed to do at this time, to choose our mission that we pre-agreed to complete at this time. This is the time to move into our pre-agreement missions, to align to those energies and play our part, because that’s what we said we would do. So the book is putting that call out and reminding those people. Even if you have forgotten what the actual pre-agreement was, what the mission was, it doesn’t matter. It’s about claiming that conscious choice and just calling forth the activation of the pre-agreement alliances that you have made for these energies to come now to support you in completing your mission and playing your full role. This is about each one of us fulfilling what we chose to do and fulfilling part of our destiny. So, this is very much a reminder for people to come and reconnect. What I like about this process is that there are 27 audio files attached to the book for people to start working with the processes that bring them into realignment to their mission, to remembering. It is an incredible book of support and empowerment. It’s amazing!

In the introduction of your book you call the series of initiations that are being offered a natural realignment with your self. Why is a realignment important right now? CD: We came here to have a human

experience on this Earth plane, and we need to continue that, our human experience. Right now we’re being called also to change the relationship we have with our self, and that means to bring ourselves into a new alignment of the sacred relationship to our humanness, to honor that part of our human self. By honoring that, we become even more powerful as human beings on this Earth plane. You see, it’s not about getting rid of our humanness. It’s more to realign, to come into alignment with the human element of our selves. In our human self, we can take a conscious step forward and become even more powerful and more potent here on this Earth plane. The Pleiadians say that our potency as humans can grow as we consciously come back into that alignment of love and compassion for ourselves, to understand that imperfection of being human. Through that understanding of our human vulnerability, we resurrect ourselves to a new level within our human aspect, and we bridge the gap between our humanness and our Divine Selves. The Pleiadians say that as we bridge that gap between the human aspect and the

…The Pleiadians say that as we bridge that gap between the human aspect and the beauty of our full selves, then the work we do here becomes much more vibrant, much more worthwhile.

beauty of our full selves, then the work we do here becomes much more vibrant, much more worthwhile. It actually makes a huge difference on our planet. Now, the Pleiadians, and all the other spiritual beings, can come and do things here, but when we do it ourselves through conscious choice, through the awakening of our humanness and remembering, it becomes a much more powerful force. That’s why the book is here now, to bridge the gap between our human relationship to ourselves and the light of ourselves. I just finished redesigning the website for our magazine, and in the process I’m finding that new design in the internet and the digital realm is seeking to become more fluid. Perhaps this realignment of ourselves, by bridging the gap with our human and Divine selves, is going through this same process. It will become more fluid, more telepathic, more intuitive. Is that the way you see it? CD: It’s absolutely that. These energies

are where the rest of the universe has been operating from, and now these living principles — elements of truth and awakening, of remembering — are coming into the Earth plane because the veil has lifted. We have been given an element of the essence of these living principles that is going to accelerate the bridging of this gap, which is creating the fluidity. It’s melting away that really tight, hard edge of third-dimensional illusion and the fear and struggle, and it’s opening up to what the Pleiadians very often refer to as the New Dawning. It’s bringing in these shafts of light onto the Earth plane for us to remember and suddenly just know that we are a part of something much greater than this very constrained third-dimensional reality that we’ve been living in. It allows us to realign to the energetic alliances that are here for us to help us in this transition time. You see, we’re not supposed to do this transition alone. Each one of us has an

energetic team that is here to take us and help us move forward, to align us to a mission, to help us in our destiny calls. So, we need to reach out and open to this energetic team and the living principle of energy that is creating this essence, an essence of love, to assist us in evolving at a very fast rate. The activations presented in the book Pleiadian Principles for Living utilize sound, thought, movement, and symbols or codes. Can you kind of describe what people will go through when they go through the book and work on these activations? CD: There are many different ones in

this book. We have what we call code forms, sacred designs that you bring your consciousness to and begin to transmit the sacred sound. Through these, you begin to receive a level of awakening codes that responds to your unique frequency of sound. These awakened codes are within you and allow you to begin to remember, to begin to align. The cells of the body begin to go through a rejuvenation or regeneration process so the body is better able to hold higher frequencies of your own light, so you begin to be able to carry more of that frequency. We also work with the crop circles and the sacred matrix energy. When you go into the crop circles and align to the matrix, it actually transmits and opens up a level of your own personal blueprint energy. That allows you to be able to access information and knowledge that you need now in this lifetime for your own awakening process. And then we have the activations of the crystalline structure and the telepathic center. This was given a really big focus in the book, because we need to return back to telepathic communion to be able to respond and communicate with the rest of the universe. That is how the rest of the universe aligns and communicates. There is a very strong energy in the book to activate first the crystalline structure in the brain, and then teach you, step-by-step, how to communicate telepathically with the galactic energies and the Pleiadians and the spiritual realms. And then we have the connection to the natural forces of the Earth. The Earth energy has changed. Its role is changing along with ours, since it’s here to support us in the integration of our transformation of this light and the crystalline structure. Part of the book explains how to commune naturally with the natural forces and open up that sacred communion using sacred hand positions, mudras. They open up dimensional settings and allow you to start aligning and communicating with the natural forces of the Earth and really harness that energy and utilize it for integration, for communication, and communion with the Dawning continued on page 18  August 2013   the edge 


 Dawning continued from page 17 spiritual energies, with the essence of the natural forces. This is part of our enlightenment process, too. It’s about ending the separation with the natural forces and forming an alliance with them as part of our enlightenment process. So with the information in this book, the Pleiadians have created these incredible opportunities for us to move extremely fast into realigning back to our selves through all these methods. It’s an exceptional handbook that assists us in navigating through the changing times. It helps us to understand what’s taking place, that we have pre-agreed to be here at this time and the importance of each one of us who are ready to stand up and take our place and walk forward. All of the tools are given to us, and they’re sacred tools. Some people on the spiritual path have a goal of enlightenment. What do the Pleiadians say that that truly means? CD: Their meaning of that is that we recognize

our humanness, we recognize the power of our human connection, and we realign and reestablish this different relationship with ourselves, with love and compassion and understanding. In our imperfection, we accept that imperfection and we bridge the gap between our humanness and our light, our own connection. That is what we are here to achieve. That is our enlightenment to this lifetime. It’s about ending that separation within ourselves by accepting our imperfections and love and compassion for all that we are and what we have come to do on a human level. You only have to come into moments of that, and then it changes the cells in our body and we move very quickly into that enlightenment process. In this third dimension, we think we have to be perfect in order to become enlightened. It’s actually quite the opposite. We have to accept that imperfection of our humanness and end that self-condemnation. I just love the information that the Pleiadians bring to really empower us back to a place of this ending of separation within ourselves.

Do they give any kind of a guideline on how long this whole process will take to mature? CD: They’re saying to me that for those of us

who are on the spiritual path and are working consciously, within the next 10 years this process will be complete in those of us who are awake now, and then the rest will follow. There is going to be a time when the third dimension actually will leave this planet. When that actually melts away, all of the human beings who already have that crystalline structure in place so that they can actually cope with that energy when it happens will go through a very rapid process of awakening. When the third dimension — that illusion that holds people in this place of not knowing — lifts, when that melts away, then they will virtually come into an understanding and self-resurrection in a very fast time. It has taken those of us who are leading and


making the way, forging the path, a lot longer, but that was also part of our pre-agreement, to have that long-term process of awakening. The ones who follow will move very fast through it, and then we will have a different community here on this Earth plane. The Pleiadians say that those who are not willing to let go of power and control and violence will take their next step off the Earth plane — they will not stay here — and they will go to another place where they will continue to have their own experience within what they hold tight to right now, but that’s not the majority of people here. The majority of people are not into that power and control, and they will be here and we will live in a very different state of consciousness. How will your event in October assist those who are actively going through this process? CD: It’s designed to take specific individuals back

to the sacred alignments that they are ready to receive, not only within themselves, but with the galactic community, with the Pleiadians, with the Lemurians. There are going to be a series of what the Pleiadians call “dimensional arcs.” People will sit in these arcs and align to these multidimensional vehicles, and they will be able to move where they need to within the universal connections — and they will be able to have some very deep and powerful reawakenings. This is very different from any other Pleiadian seminar that we’ve done. It’s going to create tremendous opportunity for people to open through the veils and really be able to align in a whole new clarity and way within the universal community — and to their own energy. I see it as really life changing for people who feel drawn to come. Everyone has different journeys, different supports necessary in these programs, and we have the assistance there to support everybody to have their own individual journeys within the collective journey. I just know it’s going to be incredibly profound and powerful.

Thank you for your conversation with us. Is there anything you’d like to add that we have not talked about? CD: The only thing I would say is the call is out

for all of us now to move, to step forward, for the people to remember that they said yes to this time, to this journey. It’s so important for people to understand that they are not alone in this journey, and that for the success of their journey they need to open up and give permission for the life force groups to come in and support them at this time. It is the time for us to step forward and to start saying yes to what we pre-agreed to do on the Earth plane during this very amazing time. a

Christine Day will present “Galactic Codes for Your Awakening,” a three-day Pleiadian Seminar October 4-6 in Minneapolis. For more information, contact Barbara Ramstad at 612.729.0229, email or register at www. Tim Miejan is editor and publisher of The Edge. Contact him at 651.578.8969 or email Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

A New Day by Melissa Bieber

Have I Experienced Enough Harsh Words and rejection To appreciate kindness and acceptance? Enough Hate to Know Love Can I Trade Coldness for Warmth Enough loneliness to appreciate companionship Enough falseness to see truth? My Pain is now Grace Weakness is Strength Have I Experienced enough Lacking and boredom To appreciate adventure and excitement? Enough Burdens to appreciate Freedom Can I Trade Poverty for richness Enough Emptiness for fulfillment Enough Confusion to see Clearly? My Misery is now joy Hunger now Satisfied Have I Experienced enough Mistakes To Get it Right? Enough Death to Know Life Enough Regrets to Live in the Present Can I Let Go to Receive Turn Fear to Courage Trade Noise for Silence My Silence is now heard My Blindness is sight Enough Sleep, I’m Awake Where there was Darkness I now see the Light. a Melissa Bieber is a Reiki Master Teacher, Level 2 QiGong, Reconnective, Intuitive Healer and she studies, teaches and practices other healing modalities. Melissa’s 40-acre ranch located on the outskirts of Becker, MN, provides confidence and healing to people through horses, dogs and nature. She is founder of the and, a Health and Wellness Center for People and Animals

in Becker, focusing on natural, organic, safe products and therapies, art, jewelry and classes. She is looking to co-op and partner with other people of like mind and interests. A MN licensed attorney turned healer, she provides pet-friendly estate planning, and other legal services. Contact Melissa at 320.267.8034 or Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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Managing the fear of alien abduction Hypnotic regression, other tools help to lessen the unexplained anxiety

point her memory blanks out. Jane wanted to undergo hypnosis to explore the experiences but before we could begin she needed to feel safe from “Them.” Clearly, some kind of fear management was required, both to resolve the fear issues in her daily life and to allow hypnotic regression work.

by Craig R. Lang Second of a four-part series

I love the sky, deep blue by day, black and infinite by night. To me, the sky is a source of wonder and inspiration. Yet, to many the sky is a source of fear, the domain of alien visitors. While some see close encounters as a wondrous contact with the stars, others experience it as the curse of alien abduction — intrusive, unearthly terror. Last month in the first part of this series, we introduced the alien abduction phenomenon. To summarize, it involves the experiencer being taken against their will by beings from another world. Most often, it occurs late at night. The experiencer awakens, unable to move. Four or five beings appear around the bed, each about three feet tall with large black eyes and a diminutive, featureless face. The person experiences stark terror as the beings float him/her out of the bed, directly through a solid wall or closed window and into a waiting UFO. At this point, if not before, the experiencer’s memory usually blanks out. They awaken in the morning, sensing something had occurred during the night, but with no recall of the event.

A case in point was a recent hypnosis session with an experiencer I will refer to as “Jane,” who represents a composite of similar cases sufficient to illustrate the phenomenon. Jane had had several recent close UFO sightings, as well as vague memories of visits from strange beings. She had nightmares, general anxiety and unexplained fear of the dark. Jane awoke to see a bright light shining in through the bedroom window. She had not recalled lights there before. Curious, she decided to get up and investigate — but when trying to get out of bed, she found she was unable to move. Fear instantly hit her as she saw several small beings appear through the solid wall and take their places around the bed. At that

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A Safe Place One technique I use to reduce fear is to have the person picture a safe place. This could be some safe time and place in the past or it could be something from their imagination. For those with a strong metaphysical background, spiritual figures such as God, Jesus, the Universe, protecting guides, etc., can bring strength and security. I then invite the experiencer to view the events through a TV screen or something similar, to see the events while remaining safe. In Jane’s case, we were able to create a comfortable room with a TV where she could observe her alien encounter. Another case, which I describe in my book, The Cosmic Bridge, involved an experiencer I call “Evelyn.” One hair-raising encounter occurred in northwestern Wisconsin over ten years ago in which she consciously recalled alien beings floating her out of her bed. From that moment on, she felt consumed with fear, frightened even of being alone in the house at night. Another investigator and I interviewed her at length. The fear was clearly evident in her face. Later, when we began to do hypnotic regression, the terror emerged full force, locking her up in fear. The expression on her face literally raised the hair on the back of my neck. Evelyn’s fear response was far too intense to manage just by using the safe place technique I described above. Stronger fear reduction was needed, to find and heal the source of the fear. Often, this can be done using a hypnotherapy

technique called parts therapy. This technique uses the idea that the mind is like a quiltwork of different thought complexes or sub-personalities called “parts.” In a typical person, all parts integrate together into a seamless whole. Yet, parts can also have conflicting motivations and actions, something each of us would experience as indecision, uncertainty or inner conflict. With a person in hypnotic trance, the hypnotist can address parts individually, almost like individuals. In this case, with Evelyn deep in hypnosis, I was able to speak with the part responsible for the “protection” she was experiencing. I asked what its origin was. It told me it came from early childhood. Evelyn’s family had a long history of paranormal abilities. During her early childhood, to discourage Evelyn from this same path, the minister of her church told her anything unexplained was of the devil. This germ of fear took its place in her subconscious to surface many years later around her alien abduction. This part now “protected” her by triggering fear at any reference to UFOs or alien encounters. Spiritual Explorer Still, Evelyn wanted to understand her experiences. Thus, in addition to the fear/protector part, I was able to find this “spiritual explorer” part within her mind. Fostering a dialogue between the two parts, we were able to strike a deal. As long as other aspects of her life remained normal, her “protector” would allow her to visit her unexplained experiences. Now she could explore her encounters with much less fear. At this, she recounted events typical of most alien abductions, but more importantly, she was able to live without her ever-present fear. I have seen many others encounter this same weight of fear and using this type of healing work, we have been able to resolve the fear and explore their experiences. a Next month: Details of UFO abduction and exploring its purpose. Craig R. Lang is a certified hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists. He is the owner of Explore with Hypnosis, and conducts hypnotherapy at his office in Coon Rapids, MN. He also is the Minnesota state director for the Mutual UFO Network, which researches UFO sightings. He is the author of two books: The Cosmic Bridge, Close Encounters and Human Destiny; and The Other Side of the Sky, The Cosmic Bridge Companion. Visit his websites, or Contact Craig at craig@ or 763.257.7334. Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Befriending the body, with your total respect Evolutionary Pagan by Briana Crusan

As a massage practitioner and energy healer, people come to me with all sorts of complaints, from muscle spasms to autoimmune syndromes to high anxiety. While there are thousands of different conditions, it seems that no matter what the complaint is, the way it is described is the same: my body is betraying me, I need new parts, fix me. I am often struck by the mentality of therapy as equivalent to visiting a mechanic. I’ve also noticed how the suffering I have experienced in my own life reflects the suffering I see in others. I have begun to think that at the core of it, we suffer from the same condition. That condition is a frame of mind that views the body as an inferior mechanical device we steer through the journey of life. As a society, we focus on the mind, ideas, mechanization, and specialization of technology. More and more of our lives are lived from a cerebral head space as we lose touch with the visceral experience. We are wandering around in our heads in a constant state of distraction, multi-tasking, over-achieving, thinking in digital — unable to discern the analog messages behind our illnesses. Put another way, many of us are in denial about the consequences of our actions. The way we live our lives and the affect it has on our bodies is often couched in terms of body image and weight loss. Obesity is viewed as the new plague. As we focus more and more on the external image of ourselves, more and more people are suffering from increased intolerance to certain foods, irritable bowel, liver and gallstones, heart burn, inflammation, cancer, morbid obesity and general dysfunction. Often by the time someone has reached my table, they know something is wrong but are at their wits end about how to fix it. But with the way we neglect and abuse our body, is it any wonder why it suddenly turns on us, betrays our trust, or refuses to perform in the way we want it to? It rebels or breaks, it corrodes and fades. It develops

diseases and wears its condition on our faces. In this way our bodies do become our worst enemy. I would like to propose that because we have placed the body in an inferior category to the mind, we view its messages as an attack on our lifestyles rather than an honest attempt at communication. Getting angry at your body for its pain is the equivalent of beating your dog for barking at an intruder. The irony is that we understand more about the language of dogs than we do of our own internal process. I firmly believe that before we can embark on a true journey towards better health, we must first confront our own negative projections towards our body and learn how to befriend it. The body is not an enemy that we must beat into submission. In reality, it’s our greatest supporter and ally. It speaks to us in the way of dreams, feelings and gut reactions. Sickness and disease are not an attack, but a cry for help and healing. It is an entity equal to the mind that you exist in a symbiotic relationship with, complete with its own consciousness and wisdom. What do you think would happen if we looked at exercise, nutrition, meditation and self-care as acts of bodily respect rather than abstract chores designed to control or punish? What if we looked at our hedonistic behaviors of over-indulgence as a sideways attempt to be nurtured rather than bad habits we need to overcome? What if we made choices based on how good something will make us feel instead of how good it will make us look? The language of the body is simple. That which is good for it makes it stronger, that which is not good makes it weaker. The more you pay attention to its signals, and make choices based on doing what makes you feel healthy, the more you can rely on the friend you didn’t know you had. a Briana Crusan is a second generation pagan, new age spiritualist, massage therapist, energy healer and poet. You can follow her on her new blog: Journey Towards Health at: Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

…GETTING ANGRY AT YOUR BODY for its pain is the equivalent of beating your dog for barking at an intruder.” August 2013   the edge 


the august featured topic anatomy of a healing center

Choose a healing practitioner using your inner wisdom by Leah Skurdal

The abundance and variety of alternative healing modalities and practitioners offer a sometimes mindboggling smorgasbord of options. Reiki, TuiNa, Brain Gym, acupuncture and Intuitive Massage might all sound interesting, but what do you start with? Rather than getting bogged down by too many choices, ask your Internal Guidance System — your inner wisdom — to guide you toward the practitioner best suited to you at this time. Human consciousness is gradually shifting away from relying on external authority and toward our own internal spiritual authority, which I call your internal guidance system or inner wisdom. As we set our internal compass to our soul’s higher purpose, we can hear, feel and experience our innate inner wisdom more clearly. Align with your soul and your higher purpose by setting your intention to do so. Then, periodically check your course with your intention to stay on track with your soul. Choosing a healer When you are looking for a healing center and a healing practitioner to help you stay aligned and on track, check in with your Internal Guidance System for directions:  Start by stopping. Pause. Take a couple belly breaths. Imagine a space behind your heart and in front of your spine where your soul connects to your small self. Where you feel connected to your soul in your body might be somewhere different for you.


…align with your soul and your higher purpose by setting your intention to do so. Then periodically check your course with your intention to stay on track with your soul.” Listen and trust your own guidance. The space behind your heart might be a good place to start.  Breathe into that space. Ask that the wise part of yourself inform you of the next right step. Or ask which healer has something to offer you. You may or may not have clarity right away. Pay attention to your urges and leanings. Look at a practitioner listing. What name or modality catches your attention?    Engage your left brain. Do some research. What is TuiNa, anyway? What is taught in this Intuitive Development class? Do I know someone who has experienced this practitioner’s work before?   Let go and trust. If you get an intuitive hit, try something new even if it doesn’t make sense to your mind. I registered

late for a conference and did not get my first, second or third choices of workshops. Instead I ended up in my last possible choice — a creative movement class. What I learned in that class became a turning point in my life. Out of my surrendering to the higher flow, I developed my own style of creative movement — Body Soul Movement — which I now offer as part of my Intuitive Development class series.  Evaluate. After your healing sessions, notice how you feel. Do you feel more connected to your own wisdom, less stressed and better able to cope? Does it feel like the right path or is it time to try something else? Your internal guidance system will guide you to your next right expert if you ask, listen and take action. The Wellness Circle At the Wellness Circle, where I offer Intuitive Massage and Intuitive Development Classes, we offer a wide variety of healing services. The Wellness Circle in Lino Lakes is a collaborative of highly skilled practitioners offering alternative healthcare and healing modalities. Services include: acupuncture, art classes, Brain Gym, Chinese herbs, chiropractic, Cranial Sacral, energy work, hypnotherapy, intuitive development classes, intuitive reading, Intuitive Massage, Reiki, pilates, reflexology, relaxation massage, nutritional muscle testing, supplements, tarot, Thai massage, TuiNa, yoga. a The Wellness Circle is located at 7094 Lake Dr. in Lino Lakes, between Highway 35W and Rice St./Hodgson Blvd. For more information, visit the center for open houses from 5-7 p.m. every Wednesday in August. Call 612.871.5622 or visit Leah Skurdal offers Intuitive Development Classes and Intuitive Massage at The Wellness Circle. She developed her bodywork and intuitive skills through various healing modalities including BodySoul Movement, QiGong, Matrix Energetics, advanced level courses in Awakening your Light Body, and through regular spiritual practice. For a class schedule or bodywork appointment, contact Leah at 651.472.3995 or email Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

A profile of the Magus Healing Center in THE heart of dinkytown by Rachel Anderson

Magus Books & Herbs may not seem like a holistic healing center on the outside, but one of the best kept secrets of Magus is the Magus Healing Center. A group of traditional and natural health practitioners provide holistic healthcare to our customers with crafts that include Herbalism, Reiki, Cranio-Sacral Massage and Acupuncture, among other modalities. In the back of Magus is a room devoted completely to the art of healing. It is staffed by three healers with a similar goal in mind: to provide a spiritual and physical transcendence for you, the client. With a wide variety of knowledge, they are able to provide the best service and prescription for clients and help them choose the healing that works to the greatest good for their body. They have treated many a Magus customer to a fully relaxing and spiritually fulfilling massage, helped a mother to bring a healthy baby to term, and even relieved horrible cases of allergies. The Magus healing team has three members — Liz Johnson, Mela Amara, and Anthony VanWagner. Each of them have their own journey that has brought them to the arts of holistic healing, but at Magus they have found a home and have been serving clients for years.  Liz Johnson is the Herbalist at Magus Books and Herbs. She studied the art of herbalism under Matthew Wood, and has been in private practice since 1995. She had continued her studies of alternative medicines over the years and also offers the services of

A profile of Total Health & Healing Center in coon rapids For the staff at Total Health & Healing Center in Coon Rapids, a holistic healing center is a clinic that provides caring, individualized treatments for each patient, using whatever works best for the issues at hand. It involves determining where the blockages to healing are and finding the most appropriate treatment or combination of treatments to relieve them. A holistic center offers many natural treatments in one location. It’s not interested in putting Band-aids on symptoms but determining the real cause and the appropriate treatments. A holistic healing center also educates patients/clients in what true health and healing means in everyday life. A holistic healing clinic can be an alternative to conventional medicine and provide a second opinion. Often a patient is desperate for other options but doesn’t know where to look. They don’t know what they need for healing. A healing center should be able to assist them with information and suggestions for a start on their healing path.   At Total Health & Healing Center, three practitioners offer different techniques, modalities and talents. What they share is the same focus on the patients’ health, healing and well-being. They work together to create a combined healing energy field and provide a different set of eyes, ears and thoughts on the care of clients. What should someone consider when choosing a holistic healing clinic? The Total Health & Healing staff believes you should look for practitioners who are honest, sincere and without a big ego. A good practitioner must have the patient’s healing as the top

Reiki, Cupping, Moxibustion, Flower Essences and Aromatherapy.  Mela Amara is the Massage Therapist at Magus Books and Herbs, offering a unique experience with Cranio-Sacral Shiatsu and Integrative Intuitive massage. Both forms offer a transcendent experience in helping you tune deeply into your body, emotions and spirit. Cranio-Sacral Shiatsu is modestly performed through loose, comfortable clothing. Integrative Intuitive Massage is a combination of multiple massage modalities.  Anthony VanWagner is the Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist at Magus Books & Herbs. He offers 90-minute sessions that can include Fire Cupping, Moxibustion, Herbal Consultations, and Tui Na. His practice specializes in sports injury, allergies, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Liz, Mela and Anthony have spent many years treating and being the communicator between a client’s mind and body, even going so far as to keep their minds sharp by continuing their studies in their chosen fields. Not only do they provide their services to the customers, but the Magus team offers knowledge to its customers. They provide classes that can enlighten you on a specific subject, or start you down the road of becoming a healer yourself. By offering classes and the Magus Healing Center, Magus Books invokes thought and spirituality, granting the community with skill and knowledge of the human body and its well-being. a Magus Books & Herbs is located at 1309 1/2 4th St. SE in Dinkytown, Minneapolis. Call 612.379.7669 or visit www.MagusHealingCenter. com for more information. Rachel Anderson is Events Coordinator and Public Relations manager at Magus Books and Herbs. Contact her at 612.379.7669 or Copyright © 2013. All Rights Reserved.

priority. This includes: individualized treatment plans, a plethora of natural treatment options, excellent communication and patient education, and a sincere interest in helping the patient move past their blocks to true healing. Healing practitioners are continually educating themselves with new ideas and techniques to add to their ability to care for people. Healing is a journey, not a destination. Total Health & Healing Center includes staff members — the front desk staff, assistants and practitioners — who all support natural healing. They are:    Dr. Shanna Shouman is a chiropractor and personal trainer. She is very educated and talented in treating patients using Functional Medicine, Diet and Lifestyle, Nutrition, Rehabilitation, CranioSarcral Therapy and Energy work. She has a child herself and enjoys working with pregnant women, children and the family unit.  Dr. Thomas Miller is a chiropractor with 30+ years experience in private practice. His focus is on energy healing along with chiropractic. He is experienced in Matrix Energetics, Quantum Techniques, Acupuncture, CranioSacral Therapy and Neurolink. He uses a variety of techniques to bring the body to a healing state.  Heidi Gilman is a Shiatsu Bodywork Therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist. She has a focus helping her clients to physical and emotional healing, vitality and a sense of well-being. She uses a variety of techniques including: Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, EFT, Quantum Techniques, Matrix Energetics and Hypnotherapy.  Stacy Coleman is a friendly office manager who helps everyone — the practitioners and the clients. a Total Health & Healing Center is located at 11417 NW Hanson Blvd., Suite 101, Coon Rapids, MN. Call 763.754.1482 or visit www. for more information. August 2013   the edge 



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Healing centers in the Upper Midwest… and Beyond


othing is so instrumental to that which we call life as being in balance -- emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. This region of the country continues to be blessed with talented healers who help us find and maintain balance. The following practitioners and groups provide wellness centers throughout the Upper Midwest...and beyond:

Brainerd Lakes Holistic Center, Vicki Hanson, 708 Laurel St., Brainerd, MN 56401, 218.824.7815, or info@, — Our center is a collective of independent Holistic Practitioners. Services include Yoga, T’ai Chi, Guided Meditation, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy, Massage Therapy, Reiki, Sound & Vibrational Healing, Aura & Chakra Photography, Angel Readings. Also offering Classes, Workshops & Events. Some retail. Open by appointment only. Brigid’s™ House: Center of Peace for Body, Mind & Spirit, Brenda & Jeanne Mason & Troge, 500 Park Ave. S., Park Rapids, MN 56470, 218.732.5347,, — Seeking to be a place where people can find peace, compassion, caring and learning, Brigid’s™ House, in Park Rapids, MN, offers a full retail store and offers healing services in massage, hypnotherapy, craniosacral, myofascial release, foot zone therapy, shamanic healing and Reiki. A variety of classes is also offered. Sign up for our newsletter for the current listings. Doorways To…, Char Jung, 208 1st Ave. S., Jamestown, ND 58401, 701.368.9255,, — Would you like to connect with your Soul and hear what it has been communicating to you?  Experience the healing benefits of Soul Coaching,® Reiki, Reiki Drumming and Crystal Healing at our healing/training center, which includes a crystal store. Char leads you on a journey of discovery using Soul Coaching,®




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…highlighting a different holistic business each month except when The Edge Directory is published (June & November). Next month: Coaching & Hypnotherapy – Deadline: August 17. Only $50 to list your contact information + 50 words describing what you offer to your community. For more info: 763.433.9291 or email

Crystals, Energy Work, Drumming and Reiki. Doorways To… is located on Main Street in Jamestown, ND. Energy for Life Connection, Stacey Quade, 507 N. Blackman Ave. Duluth, MN 55811, 218.591.2104, — We offer personalized individual sessions and classes for all ages, and offer Healing Touch, herbs and herbal remedies, manual therapies and bodywork for pain management and physical rehabilitation. mind-bodyspirit “whole-person” integrated wellness services. We use an expanded mix of energetic and physical modalities with strong emphasis on an educational approach that helps you regain control of your health.

for wholeness. Schedule an appointment for a Healing, Reading, Energy Massage or Foot Ionizing and feel how these services will improve your life! The Meta Institute, 763.533.6527,, — The Meta Institute is a Minnesota Licensed Adult Career School. Provides services and certification courses in Therapeutic Life Coaching, Reiki, NLP and Hypnosis. Our Therapeutic Coaching® Program is a 500-hour, comprehensive, hands-on, weekend certification course that gives students tools for working with others. The course provides five certifications. New class begins March 2014.

Faery House, 6 1/2 Division St., Buffalo, MN, 763.233.1354, — An enchanting new store that will be open the first Thursday-Saturday every month, Faery House brings you a new experience in service. We will be featuring a Holistic Style Store including vendors of all modalities, including Psychics, Reiki, Animal Communication, Aura Photography, Life Coaches, Spiritual Counselors, and Product for sale.

The Spirit Wellness Center, 3435 Washington Dr., Suite 206, Eagan MN 55123, 612.804.4463,, — The Spirit Wellness Center provides powerful Reiki sessions in a comfortable, safe environment infused with other practices, such as Medical Intuitive, crystals and aromatherapy. Other services include Soul Mentoring Readings and Toe Readings! We offer Reiki certification training, various spiritual courses, and holistic fairs.

Helping YOU Heal Center, 5898 Omaha Ave. N., Suite 2, Stillwater, MN 55082, 651.247.9719,, — Healing is not intended to be a onetime fix, but rather an ongoing journey of discovery in search of more answers and ultimately, living better, being healthier and striving

The Wellness Circle, 7094 Lake Dr., Lino Lakes, MN, 612.871.5622, — The Wellness Circle features Brain Gym, Community acupuncture, energy healing, intuitive development classes, stress relieving massage, reflexology, Reiki, palmistry, tarot and more. Like us on Facebook. Open House Wednesdays in August from 5-7pm. Just 35

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minutes north of downtown between 35W and Rice St./Hodgson. The Wellness House, 841 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, 651.272.WELL or call 612.290.7567, visit online at — Great space for rent on Grand Avenue in St Paul for an independent holistic practitioner! Amazing location across from Cafe Latte and next to Billy’s. Come and be a part of a new Wellness House! Chiropractic, Natural Medicine and much more. Call or email Seana. Wind over Fire Healing Arts Center, 4902 Wood Lane NW, Rochester, MN 55901, 507.281.6649, — Extraordinary! Like no other experience! We are a center offering speakers, authors, practitioners and workshops from the U.S. and internationally, with diverse modalities for self-awareness to reveal our true authentic selves as we are intended to be in this world. Visit our website for more details. Zen Healing Center, Zen Matsuda, 4570 W. 77th St., Suite 140, Edina, MN 55435, 952.500.8733, or, — Zen Healing Center is a place where people will find healing through a fusion of diverse services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, chiropractic, and nutrition. Our philosophy is to integrate natural healing arts into a harmonious whole new form of life. Our focus is to do the same with our clients helping them to fully receive the longevity and wellness by caring, teaching and guiding.

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DISCOVER PAST LIVES: Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel. Discover past lives, dreams, and Soul Travel. For free Spiritual Experiences Guidebook and CD from Eckankar, call 1.888.LOVE.GOD or go to www.SpiritualExperience. org

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SERVICES listings …provide name, address, phone, website, service times + brief description. $75 total for 3 mos., $120 total for 6 mos., $180 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards accepted. Order online at Contact: 763.433.9291 or All-Faiths Meditation & Worship Service: With Rev. Alan Pritz, at Om Collective, 3350 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis — Sunday Morning Meditation Worship Services for persons of all traditions – or none – who seek inner enrichment through a meditation-based spiritual service. No prior experience with meditation necessary – just an open mind and heart. 10:30-11:30am, Donation (suggest $10 - $20). More program info at ECKANKAR / TEMPLE OF ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, — 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 Tours available. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community: A Center for Conscious Living, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.922.4272, — Encouraging authentic spiritual connection through Sunday services, classes and workshops. Sunday 10:30am Services are led by our resident speakers Patty Peterson, Christine Day, Cindi Claypatch, Michael Foley and Linda Saggau; guest speakers; or Spiritual Director, Theresa Rose. 9am Services include Spiritual Development, Drum Service, Toning/Healing and Body and Soul. Space also available for weddings, concerts and special events. ONE HUNDRED SOULS PROJECT: With Lawrence Doe, for project details, co-facilitators bios, and time/place — 100 Souls Project presents “Tools for Living Consciously with Dying,” an ongoing workshop. This dreaminspired series of exercises and meditations teaches specific skills that can add a sense of mystery, clarity, and adventure to your loss in death. It can provide spiritual meaning and help you find grace at the frontier of dying. All spiritual traditions are welcome the first Wednesday evening of each month in a private setting.

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SAINT FRANCIS LIBERAL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3201 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.4276, www. — Holy Eucharist 10am Sundays; Rosary 9:30am First Saturdays. Solemn Benediction, 7pm Third Thursdays. Communion available to everyone. Freedom of conscience and belief. A church for seekers. Ordination of Women. Seven Christian Sacraments. Find us on Facebook. SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.378.3602,, www. — Worshiping the Wonder, birthing the Emerging Spirituality. Welcoming ~ Supportive ~ Healing ~ Transformational. Discover your spiritual home. On Sundays: 10:30am Main service, 10:30am Kids With Spirit Class. UNITY CHRIST CHURCH: 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, — Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday 9 & 11am, nursery & Sunday School at both; 3V returns September 8. Monthly Healing service 7pm on the 1st Tuesday.  Adult education classes throughout the year. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center: 4011 W. Hwy 13, Savage, 952.895.0745, — “Celebrating the Light of Spirit within you.” Sunday service, Nursery, Rainbow Circles for children, and Uniteens at 10 am. Our Many Paths Metaphysical Book and Gift store is open Monday-Thursday 11am-3pm, Sundays 11am-12:30pm. Adult classes and workshops. Rental space available. WAGS & WORSHIP: At Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis,, — Dogma with a Twist… and a Wag! Contemplate, grow, connect and be with a community of other animal lovers. Bring your pets with you — as long as you know they’d enjoy it! A portion of the offering will go to a different an animal-related organization each month. 9-9:30 a.m. on the 1st Sunday of each month (regular service 10:30am).

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networking listings …provide category, brief description, name, phone, email, website, photo or logo. $75 total for 3 mos., $120 total for 6 mos., $180 total for one year. Deadline is the 15th of each month. Major credit cards accepted. Order online at Call 763.433.9291 or e-mail Acupuncture: House Call service for the Twin Cities and beyond. Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, Tui Na and Qi Gong. Specializing in Sports Injury, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Depression, Menopausal Symptoms and Allergies. Anthony VanWagner, L.Ac, MaOM, 651.334.3266 ANGEL ART: Angel portraits by Angel Artist Paulette Salo. I channel your Angels and paint the Angels that want to give you a specific message and their name. I’ve painted over 7,000 Angels for people across the country and I can paint yours, too! or 763.546.4076 ANIMAL COMMUNICATION: Ilga Cimbulis: Readings, Classes, Parties, Events. 612.385.3005,, Astrology: Individual and relationship readings, as well as transit forecasts. Frost Flower Astrology, Understanding the patterns of life…Astrological Consultations and Tarot Card Readings. For appointments call: Jennifer 612.460.1632, Astrology I-Ching: Natal Chart Reading thorough study of the circumstances of your past, present and future with a complimentary I-Ching reading. Be prepared to travel the ways of life. Life coaching offered. Call or email for appointment. Astrology Today, Adriana Avellino, 763.444.1766, AURA PHOTOS: Available by Appointment. Helping You Heal Center. Schedule a private healing Session Today. Annette Bruchu, 651.247.9719,, Autism: Calm-Focus-Connect: A unique one-to-one approach for optimizing brain function using movement, sound, and sensory techniques to help heal the nervous system. For people on the spectrum and anyone with similar issues. AYURVEDA: Treat anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue and more holistically — and effectively. Let your body lead the way to experiencing the best of who you are, starting now! Keri Mangis, CAP, E-RYT200, Elements Ayurveda in Linden Hills, 612.599.9668, BodyTalk & Animal Communication: Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, BodyTalk for Animals Practitioner, Animal Communicator, and BodyTalk Your Business. Eases and oftentimes completely eliminates symptoms by tapping into the body’s natural ability to heal. Talk Pawsitive, Kristen Scanlon, CBP, BAP, 763.226.6943,, BODYWORK AND 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, BREATH WORK / ENERGY HEALING / SOUL COACHING: With Terri Peterson, SBF, TBF, RPh. Heal the body, clear old emotions & deepen your connection with Spirit. Soul Breathing™ workshops and group sessions, ongoing. Personal breath sessions with Soul coaching and/or Pranic Healing® / Reiki by appointment. Info: www.theconnectingspirit. com / Contact: or 651.442.4623


CAREER COUNSELING: Clarifying Conversations – guided by your own heart, inspired by your own knowing. Laurie Mattila, M.S.Ed., Career Counselor 651.644.7766,, Chakra Reading/Healing: Energyworks! Intuitive Healers – Affordable, Accessible, Powerful Healing Services. Chakra & Distance Healing, IET, Metaphysical Coaching, Chakra Clinics @ Present Moment & more! Our clients say: “Amazingly Accurate” “Calming,” “Deeply Healing,” and “Life changing.” Nadine 651.329.2550, Fran 612.229.5586,, CHIROPRACTIC CARE – ACTIVATOR TECHNIQUE: Be free of neck pain, backaches, shoulder, hip and TMJ pain. Dr. Cannon’s unique approach can find and correct restrictions in nearly every joint of the body gently and without “cracking.” Transformational results – gentle, specific approach – compassionate, patient-centered care. Kannon Chiropractic 612.787.2173, Clairvoyant: Angelic Inspirations®©™ – – Psychic Readings, Life Readings w/charts, Personal Consulting, Professional, Business & Career Consulting, Love, Relationships, Ghosts, Seeing & Talking To The Dead, Past, Present & Future Events, Angels, Angel Readings, Channeling, Energy Clearings, Aura Readings, Dreams, Therapist, and much more! Call to schedule at 763.535.7982. COACHING / COUNSELING: Leave the past behind, start something new! You don’t have to stay stuck in the same old patterns – you can make real changes in your life. Gentle, alternative approaches make it easier than you imagined. Judy Steele, MTP, life coaching and counseling. Alternative practitioner 35+ years’ experience, whole-person perspective. 612.590.3193, CRYSTALS, STONES, STONE ENERGY: In-home store open. Call for an appointment. Ki Stones features mineral specimens, crystals, tumbled stones (over 150 types), carved stone items (wands, spheres, animals, candles), decorator pieces, jewelry. Information on energy properties provided with all stones sold. Sheryl and Dale Fisher, Maple Grove, 763.420.9017,, EFT: Guaranteed Fast & Easy relief. Change your life NOW. Dr. Kim Eisen, Experienced and Intuitive, Master of EFT, 612.802.HEAL (4325),, Energy Healing: Healing Arts 101: Christine offers energy healing sessions for pain relief, relaxation and general health. She also teaches classes about many alternative / complementary health options. Check out or call/text 651.338.1216 FENG SHUI CONSULTATION: Consultations, one-on-one professional mentoring, and workshops, Barbara Bobrowitz, Energetic Alignments, 763.571.9437, FLOWER ESSENCES: Numerous Flower Essences for spiritual and emotional healing. Books, Practitioners Available. Bob Gallagher, Martin Bulgerin, Present Moment Herbs & Books, 3546 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,, HERBS: 600+ herbs, tinctures, capsules & oils, new and used books, Natural healing practitioners available. Bob Gallagher, Andrew Lucking, ND, Duane Givens, Present Moment Herbs & Books, 3546 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,,

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Higher Brain Living: A revolutionary touch technique creating new neuro-pathways to your higher brain, de-stressing your body generating health and well-being and sustainable life changes in your body, mind, relationships, and environment. Sharyl Terhaar, 218.259.8924,, HOLISTIC CENTER: Bee Merry Holistic Center encourages making life an adventure. Bee Merry offers: healings, readings, Thorz-day intuitive classes, drum circle…. We play in the fields of the metaphysical every Thorzday, jam on the drum every 3rd Friday and celebrate the Goddess with a Moon Lodge., 952.475.3333 HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY: Counseling, Stress Management, Hypnosis, Sheryl Fisher, MSW, LICSW, 763.420.9782 HOMEOPATHY: 2000 Homeopathic Remedies, Individual Potencies, Books, Practitioners Available. Bob Gallagher, Andrew Lucking ND, Martin Bulgerin, Present Moment Herbs & Books, 3546 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,, HYPNOSIS & TRAINING: Heal emotional patterns and create a nurturing relationship with yourself and others. Hypnotherapy for weight loss, stop smoking, fears, phobias, pain, psychic gifts, past lives, spirituality, and more! Susan Just, CH, Dynamic Minds, Inc., Hypnotherapy Center & Training, 612.827.8094, HYPNOSIS & TRAINING: Past Life, Life-Between-Lives Regression, Madonna Kettler, Ph.D., L.B.L., Center for Inner Peace, 612.709.5578, 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? 12 Years Experience. Eric Christopher, MSMFT, CHT, St. Paul, 651.649.1952, HYPNOTHERAPY & CONSCIOUSNESS COACHING™: Change your mind. Change your life. Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy.™ Transform limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, weight loss, smoking, habits. Mind-Body-Spirit stress reduction, breath work, selfhypnosis, meditation. Judith Froemming, BA, CH, CTC, HNLP, Infinite Mind Hypnosis and Coaching, 651.216.0085, Hypnotherapy/Psychotherapy: Build your own skills for relationships across the veil, interactive prayer, Synergy Meditation, and do-it-yourself therapy. Get help with smoking cessation, past-lives, between lives, and healing trauma, sexual abuse and other issues. Jerry Buchmeier, Ph.D., psychotherapist, channel for Mother Mary, 763.546.4133,,

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INNER CHILD WORK & EFT: Author of the best-selling Inner Child Workbook & EFT (Tapping) Practitioner, Cathryn Taylor 612.710.7720, INTERNET MARKETING & CONSULTING SERVICES: Do you wish you could share your gifts with the world without having to do all that computer “stuff?” Holly Anthony specializes in email marketing, social media, website and blog management, and productivity coaching. Call Holly to schedule a free consultation at 507.933.4754, Office Moxie,,, Intuitive / Clairvoyant Reader: As a “Motivational Intuitive,” Amy Vasterling reads from your truth, giving you perspective about your life path. She is able to see, smell, hear and sense the essence of the Universal energy she solicits. Contact her at 612.791.3001. Visit INTUITIVE CLASSES & READINGS: Eye of Horus Metaphysical 612.872.1292. Intuitive Tarot, Psychic & Palm readers available for in-store private readings or events. Classes in Psychic Development, Tarot & Runes. Schedule online at Intuitive Guidance, Medium, Coach: I offer a loving connection to your soul and your personal story. My purpose in being is to bring truth, love and joy into your consciousness. I do this through conversations with your soul that provides you with information that is most useful to you at this time. Kristine Meerschaert 651.346.9646,, Light Language Energy Healing: Sacred Geometry energy that Jodi Becker channels increases your Natural Psychic abilities, raises your Consciousness, performs Soul Retrieval, and prepares your LightBody and Mercaba as we ascend. This high frequency energy brings Magic, Joy, Grounding! 320.237.3040, MASSAGE: Lisa has over 18 years experience in massage and is certified in many modalities. Lisa custom tailors a treatment for each client, depending on their needs — whether it is for stress or auto-related injuries. Two locations to serve clients: Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 100 W. 46th St., Mpls; Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 705 Main St., Elk River, MN. Please call Lisa today for a massage you will never forget! 763.218.2075 Mind-Body Integrative Healing: Therapies and classes to retrain your body and mind. Re-Align to your fullest potentials. Resolve stress and unhealthy patterns with life changing experiences; hypnotherapy, shiatsu bodywork, energywork and Tai Chi Chih, Qigong and mindfulness meditation. St. Paul & Stillwater. Theresa May, 612.345.1537,

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NUTRITION: Do you know how to eat well, but struggle to make good food choices? Discover the root causes of your eating patterns. This knowledge can empower you to enjoy whole foods that are delicious and satisfying. Free, 60-minute consultation. Maggie Christopher, Certified Holistic Nutrition Counselor, St. Paul, 651.231.1360, Psychic Healing: Transformation of your Body, Mind & Soul. I receive messages from my Guides for you to help with the Healing Process, utilizing many modalities, including Energy Healing, Mediumship, Reiki, Guided Meditation & EFT. I gently guide you through your Blissful Journey with Compassion and send you home with Tools & Education for Self Care. Kimberly, 952.232.0958, HopeHealing4U@gmail. com,, PSYCHIC / INTUITIVE READER: Soul Readings - Psychic Development Classes, Cindy Lehman 612.669.1861,, 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 ten years into the future. To be amazed, call her at 651.439.5337 or visit Psychic Reading & Counseling: Discover 20-year gifted & accurate psychics, Christine Athena and/or Richard Wolfmoon, who have provided ceremonies, classes, spiritual experiences for a variety of clients. Weekdays 2-7 p.m. at Magus Books in Dinkytown. or 612.741.8008. Psychic Reading / Intuitive: Ilga Cimbulis: Readings, Classes, Parties, Events. 612.385.3005,, Quantum Healing Hypnosis / Dolores Cannon Technique: Explore your spirituality and experience past lives. Discover your life purpose and resolve troublesome problems. Offering Private and Group Sessions at our St. Louis Park location. Marie Savage 612.508.9606,, REIKI HEALING: Feel Empowered on Every Level! Reiki Training and Sessions, schedule a Reiki I or II class, inquire about Reiki Master apprenticeships, Rachel Miejan, Reiki by Miejan, 651.735.2863,, REIKI HEALING: Reiki Training and Treatments, Dale & Sheryl Fisher, Maple Grove, 763.420.9017, Shamanic Breathwork™ & Spiritual Guidance: Discover and manifest your Soul Purpose. Experienced Shamanic Breathwork™ facilitation, hypnotherapy, past life regression and spiritual guidance for groups and individuals in Burnsville. Deb Irestone, DMin, MA, 952.250.2543,,


Shamanic Counseling & Nature-Based Healing: Affordable Shamanic Breathwork™ and Shamanic Counseling in the Twin Cities for the whole family! Anna Cariad-Barrett, DMin, MS MFT, Journeys of Transformation, 612.708.9481,, 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,, SOUND HEALING THERAPY: Feeling out of sorts, off balance? Get back into the swing of things with a Sound Healing Therapy session. Cleanse, Balance, Harmonize! Call or email for an appointment today! Dee Lacy 612.207.0019 or SUFI: Four Layers of the Heart, Jess Fauchier, 763.360.9259,, Traditional Thai Massage & Shiatsu Therapy: Blending Modern Science with Ancient Traditions to heal by connecting the mind, the body, and the spirit. Specializing in traditional Asian forms of Bodywork, Buddhist Meditation, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Serious Bodywork. No Funny Business. Lauren Bear, 952.838.5018,, Transformational Energetic Symbology: Leslee facilitates her clients to a deeper self-realization through her energy transmissions and transformational energetic truth imprints. Leslee works with conscious patterns of energy, accelerating one’s Soul evolution. Serving everyone, including starseeds and lightworkers.,, 651.260.5622 Website Building Services: Wonderfully Cheap Websites offers affordable Website Building Services. All websites are built using a Do-it-Yourself online website building tool. Websites are beautiful, affordable and coaching is provided to empower you to manage your website yourself. See design samples at: or call 612.708.7233 Workshop Leader Training: Become a licensed Heal Your Life® workshop leader in the philosophy of Louise Hay. Complete manuals and materials provided. Authorized by Hay House and approved by Louise Hay. San Diego and East Coast. Heart Inspired Presentations LLC, Patricia Crane, 800.969.4584,, YOGA: Heartfelt Yoga – Vinyasa style gentle yoga classes based on the nine chakra system. Make yourself a priority. Classes Saturday 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Ashrai, 763.245.3544,

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…provide date, title and text. $29: up to 35 words. $45: 36-70 words each month. Listings over 70 words will be edited. Deadline is the 15th of each month. Listings must include specific event dates. Major credit cards accepted. Order online at Call 763.433.9291 or e-mail August 1-3 — Faery House’s Grand Opening: Vendors include Psychics, Authors, Aura Portraits, Reiki, Faeriologist, Life Coaches. Door Prizes, Gift Certificates and Discounts on services will be offered. Hanakia Zedek perform August 3 and lecture at 1pm. Food and Fun to be had for all. 9-5pm all weekend, Faery House, 6 1/2 Division St., Buffalo, MN. 763.233.1354 for pre-booking appts. August 4 — Giving and Receiving Divine Love: 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, August 4 and every first Sunday of the month, 10am, Temple of ECK/Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen,  952.380.2200, August 7 —  What Happens When I Dream? Dreams can be a report card on our spiritual growth. Learn to understand the sacred messages in your dreams. Free. August 7, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www. August 10 — Kryon & Lee Carroll: “Up close 2013 — It’s 2013 & We’re Still Here!” Reality & Physics, Updates & Now What? Lee goes all over the world and his pragmatic look at metaphysics makes for great insights into our world and what is currently happening and why. Noon-6pm / Doors open at 11am, Minneapolis Airport Marriott, 2020 E. American Blvd., Bloomington, MN. $99 admission - Seating is limited! Register: www. or 910.352.7495 Local question: Anita 952.221.6372. August 11 & 18 — All-Faiths Meditation & Worship Service: Om Collective, 3350 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. Sundays 10:30-11:30am

on August 11 & 18. Donation (suggest $10 - $20). Info: August 14 — Free Health IT Information Session: Developed with local and regional industry experts, Normandale offers a 6-month online program to prepare highly qualified professionals with the knowledge, skills and critical thinking to work in the healthcare, IT insurance, pharmacy, medical device, allied health and other related industries that utilize health information systems, including electronic health records and health information exchange. Free, 6-7pm, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, August 14 — Discover Keys to Secret Worlds: Learn spiritual exercises to access and explore past lives, dreams, and Soul Travel.  Find keys to your inner worlds. Free!  Wednesday, August 14, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, August 14 & 28 – Chanting & Meditation at the  St. Paul Yoga Center: Corner Studio, 1162 Selby, St. Paul. Wednesdays August 14 & 28 at 7:30-8:30pm.  $10.  Info: August 17 & 18 — 7 Power Steps to Transformation: New Brighton — Are you Ready for your Transformation? Channeled from Angel Ariel: Karma Clearing, Forgiveness, DNA activation, Future Life, Empowered Heart/Essential Action and Freedom Process. Learn mudras for automatic re-activation of each process., 928.300.0359. Also offered in Eagan starting on Sept. 11 every Wednesday eve for six weeks. August 17-18 – Reiki I, Reiki II or Reiki Healing Sessions: Reiki training available through Rachel Miejan,

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Reiki by Miejan. Universal Life Force Energy. Feel it. Be it. Reiki leaves you calm and relaxed and pain free. August 17-18 or schedule a time convenient for you. Contact Rachel at 651.735.2863 or email rachel.miejan@gmail. com and visit August 18 — Find 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, August 18, 10-10:30am, Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. August  21  — Have I Lived Before? Awaken past-life memories through spiritual exercises, dreams, and Soul Travel.   Resolve karmic relationships for more love today.   Free!  August 21, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen.  Pre-register, free booklet! August 28 — Easy Steps to Soul Travel: Learn how to explore your inner worlds to solve problems, expand your consciousness, and move closer to the heart of God. Free! Wednesday, August 28, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen,  Pre-register, free booklet! September 4-25  — Spiritual Wisdom on Karma & Reincarnation: Are you ready to put the puzzle pieces together that link this life to your past lives?  Understand the interplay of karma and reincarnation and lead a more joy-filled life.  Find keys to spiritual liberation today!  Free four-week class.  Wednesdays, September 4-25, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.  Pre-register, free booklet! September 7 — Healing Angels Class: Eagan — Powerful process to energetically connect with Angels. Workbook provided containing description of Angels of the “Healing Ray.” Discover what Angels help heal. Learn to receive personal messages effortlessly and how to include Angel energies in your life daily. Info: visit

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she has offered before, to open your inborn Inner Senses! Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center, Rochester, MN, 507.281.6649,

September 7 — Free Open House — Beginning T’ai Chi: Come to our Free Open House for an introduction to T’ai Chi and to practice T’ai Chi for health. Recommended as a starting point for your T’ai Chi journey, this course will introduce Dr. Lam’s Simplified Sun Style T’ai Chi in a safe and supportive environment. Free, 10:30-11:30am, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343,

September 21 — Holistic Healing and Psychic Fair: More than 30 vendors & practitioners, Free lectures, door prizes, free gift bags to first 25 guests. 10am-5pm at Hudson House, 1616 Crestview Dr., Hudson, WI. For more information: or call 715.520.1358.

September 9 — Wild Plant Walk: Identification for Food and Medicine: Learn to identify and appreciate basic edible and medicinal uses of wild plants and shrubs of late summer and early autumn. Students will explore local plant life and encounter arrowhead, aster, catnip, goldenrod, plantain, Queen Anne’s lace, sow thistle, sumac, wild grape, wild plum and yarrow. $49, 5-7:30pm, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343,

September 23 - October 7 — Nordic Walking for Body Mind & Spirit: From beginning walker to experienced runner the simple addition of Nordic Walking poles turns your walk into an all-body workout. You will burn more calories, increase your heart rate, support your lower joints and engage up to 90 percent of your body’s muscles in weight-bearing exercise. $59 for 3 weeks, 6-8pm, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343,

September 11 — Beginning Psychic Development Classes: Psychic phenomenon is one of excitement, wonder and fear of the unknown. Psychics in the Cities will help you develop and recognize these gifts. Whether you are skeptical or believe, this course is enlightening. Eight Wednesday evening classes. www., 612.860.9196.

September 24 — Emotional Freedom Techniques Basics: This course provides an overview and hands-on practice of Emotional Freedom Techniques, a self-help method that is used worldwide to help eliminate stress, fear, anger, sadness, cravings, chronic pain and much more. The procedure involves tapping acupuncture points to release negative emotions and restore wellbeing. It is self-applied, easy-to-learn and has permanent positive benefits. $59, 6-8pm, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343,

September 13-15 — Hildegard Fest! In Spirit and In Song: Gain inspiration from St. Hildegard of Bingen by singing her healing music and chant (no experience necessary). The Christine Center for Meditation. www., 715.267.7507. September 20-22 — Dr. Julia Assante: Open Your Inner Senses Workshop. Julia is back! This power-packed workshop is designed to dive deeper than any workshop


September 24 — Psychic Development Class: Learn to consciously access and work with your soul’s clarity, guidance, purpose and wisdom. Tuesday evenings, September-June. Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861,,


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Expanding the Holistic Conversation We offer more than a dozen audio podcasts to support your journey, with hundreds of archived programs at Listen live at your own convenience via phone or computer. listen live: call 714.364.4750 LISTEN ONLINE: • archives: show reminders: Join The Edge’s email list at: or subscribe at:

HOST YOUR OWN SHOW: Inquire about hosting your own monthly Edge Talk Radio program (one-hour programs from your own home) by calling Cathryn Taylor at 612.710.7720 or Cathy Jacobsen at 763.433.9291. Friday, August 2 at 2 p.m. Central  “Edge Quantum Techniques” with Heidi & Tom First Friday of each month — Quantum Techniques Practitioners Heidi Gilman and Dr. Thomas Miller talk about using the Quantum Techniques Energy Healing Technique to restore normal communication in blocked or reversed energy systems; acupuncture meridians and bioenergetic fields of the body. This technique helps the body to heal from acute and chronic physical and non-physical symptoms. Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m. Central  “Edge Learning Well” with Maureen Pelton First Tuesday of each month — Learning Well - Your partner in integrative health education. You’ll hear from


fascinating experts who will share rich information designed to enhance your health, career and relationships. Learning Well…bringing growth, joy and inspiration to your life! Sponsored by the Integrative Health Education Center of Normandale Community College. Wednesday, August 7 at 6 p.m. Central  “Edge Astrology” with D.K. Brainard First Wednesday of each month — The Edge astrology columnist gives us a peek into the future. Discover the larger patterns behind life’s ups and downs. Find out how you can flow with the energy of the weeks ahead. Bring the wisdom of the stars into your life.

September 27 — Intro to Sound Healing Basics: Discover how sound healing is emerging as a highly respected and invaluable treatment method. Learn to use basic sound healing tools to clear mental, physical and emotional roadblocks. Experience an introduction to multiple sound healing tools and instruments to create a circle of healing sound. $49, 6-8pm, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, visit online at September 28 - November 16 — Homeopathic Medicine Certificate: This 18-hour certificate program prepares you with practical skills including the basic laws of homeopathy, how remedies are made, and applications for infectious disease and acute conditions. Individual courses will introduce you to treatment options for influenza, natural immunization information, and first aid applications in more depth. $280 for 4 Saturday series (times vary), Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, October 1 - November 5 — Ayurveda Certificate: Ayurveda is the holistic medical system from India which has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda emphasizes prevention and encourages health through balancing body, mind and consciousness. This 6-course series will introduce core Ayurvedic principles of right thinking, food choices, lifestyle changes and the use of herbs as key factors to create balance in energies responsible for body-mind functions. $249, 6-8:30pm, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, October 3-6 — William Meader events: “Practical Mysticism: The Way of the Future,” 7-9pm October 3 ($10) exploring how to be inwardly oriented to the soul and focused on practical action in the world; “Shine Forth: The Soul and Its Creative Destiny,” 9:30am-5pm October 5 ($110) exploring the nature of the soul as

Thursday, August 8 at 6 p.m. Central  “Edge Animal Talk” with Mary Stoffel Second Thursday of each month — Animal communicator Mary Stoffel gives insights into the relationships that our animals have with us, and with each other. Join her to explore how animals feel, think, work, heal and react as they share our lives. Learn how to help your animals cope with change, illness and trauma. Get practical information dealing with all types of animalrelated issues. Sunday, August 11 from 6-8 p.m. Central “On the Edge” with Doug & Cathy   Second Sunday of each month — Join Doug & Cathy as they dig for the truth about topics such as UFOs, vaccines, genetically modified food, Earth changes, global warming, death and the afterlife, plus much more. The hosts will be joined by notable guests who will share their knowledge. Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m. Central  “Edge Inner View” with Cathryn Taylor Second Wednesday of each month — Join Cathryn as she has an hour-long conversation with the folks who are bringing you the second annual St. Hildegard of Bringen Fest on September 13-15 at the Christine Center — a three-day retreat facilitated by classically trained singer Susan Lincoln and Gabriele Uhlein, OSF, Ph.D, who will provide inspiration from Hildegar’s food and healing recipes and sacred visions.

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Words of wisdom by Nadine Penny

Celebrate your friends this International Friendship Day month and let them know you care! Lunch together, brunch together, walk, talk and share together. Our friends love, support and understand us. They put the twinkle in our eye, the laughter on our lips and the courage in our heart to meet new people, visit different places and try new hobbies. Friends are also good for our health! In a recent study, it was found that people who had the most friends over a nine-year period cut their risk of death by more than 60 percent. So grab that soul sister (or brother) of yours and enjoy a month full of heart, mind and kindred spirit! a Nadine Penny attained her M.A. from the University of Denver in Counseling Psychology. Nadine lives in Minnetonka where she works as a medium, life issues reader and Reiki master. Contact her by email at and visit

612.729.0229, email or register at October 11 & 12 — Lecture & Workshop with William Henry: “The Path of Souls: Journey to Ascension.” Author and investigative mythologist William Henry is your guide into the transformative power of art and symbols of human ascension. This is a soul empowerment workshop. This presentation will help the participant to Really understand the importance of focusing on developing our light body or “future self.” This workshop will help you see the light body with clarity so that you can connect with its energy, and much more. Fri Lecture: 7-10pm, Sat Workshop: 10am-6pm, at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Contact: Anita 95.221.6372 or For more on the speaker, visit November 2-3 – Minneapolis Edge Life Expo: Featuring James Van Praagh, Echo Bodine & Kathryn Harwig and other speakers at the Expo of the Year! Explore 100+ exhibitors of ideas and products. Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center — free parking. Only 12 Exhibition Booths Still Available: Call 715.259.3047 or 1.888.776.7616. Info & Tickets: please go online at or call 877.776.5244.

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it evolves to become magically creative; “The Soul of Humanity Evolves through World Crisis,” 1-4:30pm October 6 ($35) exploring the nature of conflict and crisis and how it relates to the soul of humanity and its evolution. All events at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.378.3602. Info: Ginny Cone at 651.291.1065. October 4-6 — Pleiadian 3 Day Seminar with Christine Day: “Galactic Codes for Your Awakening”: The

Friday, August 16 at 2 p.m. Central  “Edge Quantum Techniques” with Heidi and Tom Third Friday of each month — Quantum Techniques Practitioners Heidi Gilman and Dr. Thomas Miller talk about using the Quantum Techniques Energy Healing Technique to restore normal communication in blocked or reversed energy systems; acupuncture meridians and bioenergetic fields of the body. This technique helps the body to heal from acute and chronic physical and non-physical symptoms. Sunday, August 18 at 11 a.m. Central  “Edge Sage Pages” with Harmony Green Third Sunday of each month — The first half of the show are the Pages from the Path, when Harmony offers brief readings concerning Divine Life Purpose. Then, a guest will discuss his or her path and how they came to it and the gifts they are sharing with the world. Monday, August 19 at 5:30 p.m. Central   “Edge EFT Happy Half Hour” with Cathryn Taylor Third Monday of each month — Take the edge off your day! Treat yourself to a half hour of relaxation and relief with the new,

Pleiadians specialize in setting an energetic dimensional womb for your rebirth. This womb allows the Angels, Light Beings and Masters to support you during your awakening. Work directly with the Pleiadian and Lemurian energies through the crystal vortex. The Galactic forces provide sacred vehicles to align you energetically into dimensional Portal settings. The Crop Circles open the Sacred Webbing, bringing powerful initiations and Sacred Trust knowledge that you need now. For more information, call Barbara Ramstad

March 29 - April 5, 2014 – Soul Nourishment Caribbean Cruise: Reclaim Your Life’s Purpose! Don’t miss the boat this is a one-of-a-kind event. Join: Mkay Vacations; Connie Johnson, New Age Expert, Author, and Psychic Reader; Kelly Coborn, Yoga Instructor and Reiki Practitioner; and Celebrity Cruises for this exciting cruise to self-discovery. Eleven classes, accommodations, Eastern Caribbean ports of call, group activities, fun, relaxation and more. Contact Mitzi Kay at Mkay Vacations: 952.240.2158 or today. Space is limited.

innovative stress-reducing technique of Energy Tapping. Learn how to use EFT for Body, Mind, Heart & Soul. Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. Central  “Edge Happenings” with Cathy Jacobsen Third Wednesday of each month — 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. Visit the Edge Happenings events calendar here. For more information on how to include your events in Edge magazine, call Cathy at 763.433.9291 or email cathy@ Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m. Central  “Edge Insights” with Deborah Lynn11 Fourth Thursday of each month — Twin Cities Psychic Medium and Author Deborah Lynn11 helps you discover why and what it is you are working on in your life on Earth. Learn how to manifest your life on Earth as it is in your heaven. And free mini-readings for those who call in.

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