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October 2010 ~ Vol. II, Issue 8


X volving A Guide for Conscious Living

Metaphysics Made Simple Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? Your Nervous System Health EVOLVING‌ A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING


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Terry Hug Health Coach

HOW CAN LYMPHATIC ACTIVATION HELP YOU? The lymphatic system is the body's sewage system for dumping dead cells, viruses, bacteria and foreign debris the body produces each day. The body has lymph vessels through the entire body that carry this debris to the lymph nodes in the inguinal area, armpits, breast, face, stomach and smaller lymph nodes. The debris then dumps into the intestines. When the body develops illness, constipation, diarrhea or trauma, this impedes elimination, as do various medications. Headaches, sinus or gallbladder problems, pain in the legs or arms and many other ailments could just be a blocked system. If your doctor cannot find a problem and you know something is just not right, give Terry a call! 816.914.8599 Holistic Nutritionist ~ Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Body Work ~ Lymphatic Drainage Specialist by the Upledger Institute ~ Visceral Therapist by the Barral Institute

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Cross Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal With Daniel Baxley A two-year, five part weekend intensive apprenticeship program that is a heartfelt initiation into the healing power of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition as originated by don Oscar Miro –Quesada – and with contemporary relevance for Personal and Planetary Transformation.

Weekend 1: Nov.5,6,7 2010 The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past) Weekend 2: April 22,23,24 2011 A Balance of Power ( Transforming the Present) Weekend 3: September 23,24,25 2011 The Condors Quest (Creating the Future) Weekend 4: Feb. 24,25,26 2012 The Hummingbirds Ascent (Living the Mystery) Weekend 5: June 8,9,10 2012 Our Shamanic Self ( Serving the Earth) Friday 7-10 PM –Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM Sunday 10AM – 4 PM Tuition : $250 per weekend paid in advance of each weekend. Register early as class size is limited and early sign ups will receive priority. These weekends of re – membering of our common destiny will be held at Daniel and Karrie Marie Baxley’s sacred White Deer Lodge on many beautiful acres of woods, trails, creeks, and ponds near Gardner, Kansas Daniel Baxley is a Master Ceremonialist, Teacher and Healer. He is a long time student of don Oscar Miro Quesada and one of 26 stellar teachers from around the world trained and endorsed to teach this tradition. He brings his gentleness and open heart to all he touches to open up sacred space and open up one’s own door to healing.

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publisher’s letter


Dear Friend, Insights, ah-ha moments, going into the zone... They’re all considered part of the process of “metaphysics”. But where does this knowledge come from? For 16 years I have written about self-help and spirituality. A woman recently asked me how I know about these topics. At first, I was stumped. I don’t know. I read a lot, but that’s not it. I think it is more along the lines of Aristotle’s belief that educators should teach not by putting information into students’ heads, but by teaching them to bring down the information—because it’s there for all of us to access. Mostly, I share what I have learned on my path. I believe in the power of sharing our stories—how our strengths, our weaknesses, our vulnerabilities and our joy can help others through example. Even though my training comes from within, I believe exposing my fears and imperfections can help others on a similar path. Elizabeth Kubler Ross once said that she would like to come back in her next life and write a book titled, I’m Not Okay, You’re Not Okay, But it’s Okay. I like it. Our imperfections are what make us so endearing. The title of EVOLVING encompasses those imperfections: We’re all evolving. We’re not “there”, but are in process. It is a journey that thrills me—the lessons, loves, hurts and those moments of “ah ha” that all make life so stimulating. Please enjoy our annual issue on metaphysics and all it encompasses.

16 Bird Song

17 Nervous System Health

18 The Metaphysical Made Simple

Jill Dutton

ON THE COVER: The artwork "Oneness" is an original oil painting representing the union of nature and man, the divine embrace of being one with all that is and moving into Nirvana as we experience the heavenly union. Karrie Marie Baxley creates works of art that reflect our dance with the divine, creating moments of Ecstasy and Love for the healing of the Heart and Soul. Visit Karrie Marie Baxley at her website or email her at

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Jesus By Robin Landry Tricia McCannon not only writes a scholarly book of the birth, life and death of Jesus, she writes in a clear and easy to understand way that makes this book as suspenseful as any work of fiction. She brings Jesus, the man, to life. She shows that Jesus was human, that he worked at his knowledge visiting Egypt, England, India and Tibet, learning from the greatest minds of his time. That he didn't just come into this world knowing all things, though he was one of the four great Kumaras, the solar lords, the eternally young sons of God who “realized the truth of self”, he did his homework. McCannon's view of Jesus, heavily researched, is a thousand times more interesting than the whitewashed version of Jesus that portrays him as the son of God who was born of a virgin, knew everything, could do no wrong, and was killed for our sins. Instead, we see a human being who studied and earned his powers showing us the way to the promised land.

Filled with illustrations, footnotes from works found in the Vatican that not many people get to see, oral traditions, and so many other books that I don't see how it was humanly possible to read, McCannon not only offers us an incredible look at Jesus, she backs it up. Simply an amazing work. Robin Landry is the author of When I Dream.

Good News Jazz Festival 2010 Hidden In Christ Ministries presents The Good News Jazz Festival for the year 2010, being presented to the Kansas City area again for the fourth year. This year’s venue will be the Liberty performing Arts Theater up in Liberty Missouri October 15th and 16th. Featured Artist on Friday night will be Euge Groove a Kansas City favorite and well known headliner. Along with Euge, Queen Mother McFarlane, Three Central Nathaniel & Necy will also perform. Saturday Night will feature award-winning Jazz Pianist Marcus Johnson. Along with Marcus, The Wild Women of Kansas City and Gregg “Happy Guitar” Haynes will also delight the attending au-

dience. As a special treat Saturday, funny man Akintunde will be our host! The Good News Jazz Festival is a benefit and all the proceeds will go toward local charities that include the City Union Mission. The cost may be the best thing, it’s only $25.00 to attend per night and VIP tickets are only $40.00. With VIP purchase you will receive a choice centered seat and a free Good News Jazz tee-shirt. Purchases can be made through the LPAT box office (816) 4394362 or go online or or for more information call (816) 2131033.



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Hundreds of books have been written about the search for self. The inclusion of a unique component makes Your Place in the World a standout in the genre. According to author Tom Anderson, it is not enough to simply discover self or to grow as a person—it is essential to have a vision and a purpose, and to see how they lead to individual service in the world. Service is an element lacking in most selfdiscovery books, but Anderson writes, “Without action steps, our vision remains just a dream, our purpose is wasted, and those we are meant to serve don’t receive our blessing.” Anderson takes a twofold approach in his inspirational account of self-discovery. He blends his own experience of finding vision and purpose in his life through a vision quest (a lifealtering spiritual retreat) with actions of mythic heroes. Anderson was so successful in his business career that he was offered a partnership in his firm, but he ached for something more fulfilling. He undertook his vision quest because he yearned for something more from life. Like the mythic heroes of yore, he set off on a “journey.” His hero analogy, which can be easily related to contemporary life, is divided into stages of the hero’s journey (found in myth and literature): the hero answers a call, leaves the comforts of home and family and goes on a journey, perhaps seeking a “boon,” such as a sword or grail that he must bring back to his community. There are tribulations, danger, and perhaps despair along the way, and finally the hero returns home (perhaps to leave again). Anderson says that everyone is the hero in his or her own life, but it’s not enough to be called to take the journey. Being in touch



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with one’s soul should lead to service when one finds out what he was born to do. “Our vision and purpose are intrinsically linked to the way we are to serve in the world,” Anderson writes. He adds that this service “will be found at the intersection of our heartache and our bliss.” The exercises included at the end of each chapter are helpful, especially for readers who are physically unable to have a vision quest in a desert or in the mountains as the author did. Anderson now serves as a vision quest guide and offers workshops. He encourages journaling, becoming inspired by the natural world, and sorting out “soul,” “ego,” and “spirit.” The process of self-discovery is not just self-serving; although individuals will be happier about their lives as they take the journey, ultimately, the world will benefit. “As we come to understand our vision, we will also come to see how we are bound to the earth,” Anderson writes. “Is it any wonder we are feeling this inner yearning at a time when the earth so desperately needs us to find a deeper understanding about how we are all connected?” His book eloquently guides readers to that goal.


Steven Acuff, Nutrition and Wellness Expert, to present Health Seminars in KS Steven Acuff, an internationally-known nutrition and wellness expert, will present a series of Health Seminars and an Advanced Seminar, November 9-13, at 8105 Overland Park Drive, Overland Park, KS. Listed in the Marquis Who’s Who for his extensive work in food and health, Steven Acuff offers a unique program that blends modern nutritional research with ancient principles. Steven has given many international seminars, including a joint seminar with Shizuko Yamamoto, a world-renowned master of shiatsu massage. Every year Steven teaches an intensive course in traditional facial and body diagnosis at the Alfa Center for Holistic Therapy in Stockholm, Sweden. He has lectured in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Austria, and many European countries. The Health Seminars will be

held November 9-11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Topics include: How to See Your Health: The Art of Visual Health Evaluation based on Oriental Traditions and German Naturopathic Techniques; Healthy Food: The Pros and Cons of Common Food Regimens; and Food and Cancer. Cost is $20 to pre-register; or $25 at the door. The two-day Advanced Seminar will be held on Friday, November 12, from 3:00-9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 13, from 10-5. Participants will learn in-depth ways they can mobilize their self-healing power. Cost is $200. Registration is required. To register, or for more information about Steven Acuff and his Health Seminar Series, contact Gia Maisch, Nutrition Consultant, at (913) 406-4886 or Or, visit

Emotional Freedom Techniques with Dr. Garland Landrith Unity of the Heartland will host a workshop featuring Dr. Garland Landrith, cutting-edge quantum field psychologist and energy healer. During 3 separate workshop sessions, you will be introduced to EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). This ground-breaking technique uses finger tapping on body energy points (acupuncture points) to promote powerful healing effects. Dr. Landrith’s research was cited in the movie “What the Bleep” and has been demonstrated on ABC’s “The View” and the Learning Channel “I Can Make You Thin”. Workshop dates are Thursday, October 14th from 7:00 pm9:00pm; Sunday, October 17th from 12:30 pm-4:00pm; and Monday, October 18th from

6:30pm-9:30pm. Throughout these sessions, different aspects of EFT techniques will be demonstrated . All classes will be held at Unity of the Heartland located at 720 S. Rogers Rd. Olathe, KS 66061. For additional information, please call 913-7804569 ext. 7. There is a suggested love offering of $20 per class session. Over 10,000 people across the U.S. and Internationally have reaped the extraordinary benefits of EFT techniques taught by Dr. Landrith to “Manifest the Life of their Dreams”.



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The Power of Personal Connection: An Experiential Workshop By ChristiElla Merrick The invitation to participate in this August workshop came to me by my dear friend Connie Humiston. Even though we did not partner up during the workshop, our personal connection was deepened by sharing this experience. I am ever so grateful for that. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Laurel Clark of the School of Metaphysics. She presented the material in a clear, concise and straight-forward manner. We were given a course handout of reference sheets, outline of the course, written exercises, etc. This has been a valuable tool for me since. After each lectured segment, Dr. Clark encouraged questions or insights that we might have. Then the next step was to utilize a dynamic tool to integrate the teachings on another level. It was in this step that I personally learned the most. These tools are very effective and simple techniques that you can use in your daily life. One simple and revealing exercise was to write a list of 10 different people who have inspired you and the quality that you saw in them. This list could be friends, celebrities, athletes, etc. After we created the list we rated ourselves from 1-10; where we felt we were with these qualities. This process was very interesting. I found myself giving low to medium numbers on them. This tool is a good reference point on what qualities matter in your life, where you are with them and where you may want to improve. Another exercise seemed simple enough; yet, I had a lot of difficulty with it.

This was a group exercise with everyone at the table. Each person wrote a sentence that was a story. The person read it first and the person sitting next to him/her would repeat exactly what the sentence was, and it would go around the table until everyone repeated it correctly. Sound simple? Give it a try and see what happens. It was amazing to hear what other people thought they heard and actually what was said, and some of things that were repeated created a lot of laughter. When it came to my turn to listen and repeat the sentence, I noticed how tense I got and I tried really hard to get it right the first time. That did not happen. I needed to have the sentence repeated many times before I got it right. My ego was getting a real lesson on how to listen. I noticed how much my own mind-chatter interferes when someone else is speaking. The teaching of this exercise was about my attention span on focusing on the details. I understood the concept of the sentence; yet, I did not remember some of the details. This can lead to a lot of misunderstandings. Throughout the day, we partnered into groups of two, then four or more, and during lunch we all gathered at large tables in groups of at least 10 people. This exercise was very relaxing, informal and profound. We all shared why we came to the workshop and all agreed that communication is the key to any fulfilling relationship with others and ourselves. This was a fascinating and enlightening exercise where I became more aware how people’s communication skills become developed through their life experiences.



Even though these exercises were structured to be done with others and to deepen our connection with people, I found that I made a much deeper connection within myself and a new sense of freedom has emerged since. Results and Reflection The results that I am finding are being more present with others, listening deeper and speaking more clearly what I have to share. I tend to ask more questions now so I can get a clearer picture of what is being communicated. My friends have noticed a change and shift in how I communicate since the class, and with the results they have noticed with me, they are expressing a desire to attend this seminar. I highly recommend when you are in the process of forming a partnership, team, group or any project that you participate in this class. This course is a wonderful opportunity to learn and expand on basic communication skills and develop them into an art. A Reiki Master, Mantee Facilitor, Flower Essence Practioner and Crystal Earth Keeper, ChristiElla is co-creator the Land of OM, LLC, an Overland Park healing center: 913.232.9437. The School of Metaphysics ( offers study in applied metaphysics as well as a broad range of educational and community services. The local center is at 4323 Rainbow, KCKS, 913.236.9292.

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VALA Gallery Hosts an Evening of Amazing Talent to Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis On Friday October 1st, VALA gallery in Mission, KS, will join forces with the MS Society on order to raise awareness about the disease and bring hope to others who are living with it. Visual artist Jean Van Harlingen and singer/ songwriter Beth Scalet will bring a combined powerhouse of talent to the gallery. Both artists are living with the disease but refuse to let it define them. Their goal for the night is to provide living proof that having a diagnosis does not end your life or what you love to do.

“Futuristic Quest” A show highlighting Jean’s recent interest in digital art and media is a natural progression of her earlier works. This new experiment in digital art is unique in that these pieces are completely digital in origin and do not exist in any other form of media. Opening starts @ 6:30 pm. Music provided by Beth Scalet and Kathryn Lorenzen. Ten percent of concert and show profits go directly to the MS Society.

What If Cannabis Cured Cancer? Film Viewing at Two KC Locations The KC division of NORML (National Organizations for the Reform of Marijuana Laws brings two showings of the film What If Cannabis Cured Cancer? to Kansas City in October. The video runs one hour, followed by an hour of Q&A and discussion. All Souls Universalist Unitarian Church, 4501 Walnut St, Kansas

City, MO, hosts the first viewing on October 26 from 7pm -9pm. Contact Carolyn MacDonald for more information: 816-363-7645. The second viewing is at Aquarius Books, 3936 Broadway, Kansas City, MO. This viewing will be on Monday, November 15 from 7pm9pm. Contact is Rob Amerine for more information: 816-363-7645.

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But Where Do You Get Your Protein? By Bethany Klug The most common question patients ask when I advise them to eat more plant foods and less animal foods, like beef, pork and milk products is, “But where will I get my protein?” “From plants,” I reply. “Where do you think the cow got it in the first place? Cows don’t develop big muscles by eating meat. They develop them from eating grass. We’re no different.” The focus on protein is misplaced. We are asking the wrong question. Why? Our body doesn’t use protein to make protein. It uses amino acids to make protein. Our body makes amino acids from carbohydrates and other amino acids, except for eight to ten so called “essential” amino acids that we must get from food. It was once thought that we needed to eat animal foods because they contain all of the essential amino acids in adequate quantity. Yet, in one study where the participants ate only corn, all the amino acid needs were met except one, and 91 percent of its requirement was met. In another study where the participants ate only rice, amino acid needs not only were met but were 1.5 – 4.5 times the requirement. We now understand that our essential amino acid needs are well met by eating a variety of plant foods. This has been the position of the American Dietetics Association since at least 1988. Plants are a better way to get amino acids for many reasons: ♦ Plants are high in fiber. Animal foods contain no fiber. ♦ Most plants are naturally low in fat. ♦ Plants contain no cholesterol and contain plant sterols which can reduce cholesterol levels. All animal foods contain cholesterol. ♦ Plants contain phytochemicals which protect against oxidative damage, reduce inflammation, kill cancer cells, and improve the liver’s detoxification ability. Animal foods do not. ♦ Plants provide calcium. ♦ Plant protein appears to protect kidney function. However, protein intake above 20 percent of calories, whether plant or animal in source, can damage the kidneys. We really don’t know how much protein a human being needs. Different sources quote different amounts, which have been steadily lowered since Recommended Daily Allowances were established early last century. A common value these days is 0.23 grams per

We now understand our essential amino acid needs are well met by eating a variety of plant foods. pound (0.5 grams per kilogram) of body weight for most people and 0.34 grams per pound (0.75 grams per kilogram) of body weight for athletes. Other sources say more, others less, and many studies are inconclusive. According to the above figures, a 120pound person needs 28 grams of protein. Let's use the old adage of 3 ounces as a serving of meat. Here's how much protein you get: 3 ounces of roasted chicken contains 24 grams, 3 ounces of salmon contains 23 grams and 3 ounces of T-bone steak contains 20 grams. Now let's compare that to some common plant foods: One cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of protein, 4 ounces of tempeh contains 16 grams, ¼ cup of almonds, sunflower or pumpkin seeds contain 8 grams, one cup of broccoli or spinach contains 5 grams, ½ cup of cooked oats or brown rice contains about 3 grams. Do the math. It’s easy to get enough protein from plants. Also consider that it’s a rare person who eats only 3 ounces of meat daily. It’s easy to get too much protein and miss the health benefits of plants by eating customary amounts of animal foods. So don’t worry about protein. Instead, eat a variety of whole, unprocessed foods, mostly from plants, and let your body do the rest.

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Suffering: Trash or Treasure? By Jude LaClaire, Ph.D. “…suffering is an essential part of the human condition, one of the engines of human development. The unavoidable mysteries of pain and suffering can give rise to hidden resources of compassion and creativity.” —Polly Young-Eisendrath; The Resilient Spirit: Transforming Suffering into Insight and Renewal The themes of civilization on the topic of suffering cluster around two very different perspectives of life. One theme focuses on eliminating suffering, focusing on some state of eternal happiness or contentment. This usually includes getting rid of our "earthly desires." In this view of life there is often a child-like attitude needing control and desiring perfection, seeing the Higher Power as the eternal parent. Another theme looks at suffering as a catalyst; the fuel for our personal growth and development in positive ways. In this view suffering is considered an unavoidable and integral part of life. The goal is to face suffering, figure out how to deal with it, learn from it and take the energy forward in creative ways. Today’s psychotherapy approaches mirror these two historical themes. There are approaches that focus, almost exclusively, on one’s history without any tools or strategies to help one understand how to change the painful experiences into a positive expression. Some have a singular focus on identifying and expressing emotions with no strategies for change. Some approaches rely totally on cognitive and behavioral changes with little attention paid to the holistic reality of the person emotionally, physically and spiritually. The advent of psychotropic drugs has become, for many, the great cure-all, which represses symptoms by turning off different functions of the brain and artificially controlling the neurochemical balance. The problem is that if the person does not learn to re-frame the pain in a healthier perspective and learn tools for living differ-

ently, the brain goes back to old patterns, even with the medication. Research agrees that medication without psychotherapy is not effective. Together the result is very positive. Many popular writers like M. Scott Peck in the Road Less Traveled, Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now and The New Earth have focused on the belief that suffering is an essential part of life. We can choose to use it as a springboard to positive change. A concept in Buddhism which follows this theme is “changing poison into medicine.” Accepting suffering as a given, one can learn to turn any obstacle into a source of benefit. We do not know our courage until we meet fear. Adversity pushes us to ask, “Who am I?” and “What is my purpose?” Viktor Frankl found his hope and purpose in the suffering of the concentration camp and carried it forward into a life of great commitment to help relieve the suffering of others. I read the experience of a young man who experienced sexual molestation, crime, poverty and depression. He states, “The anger, pain and indignation that I felt in my heart was not a product of my environment, but my own creation. It was the fuel I needed to uncover my sense of purpose: the fuel I needed to create joy.” He was able to continue his education, earn a degree in counseling and now works with inner city youth. (Michael Butros; Living Buddhism, 8/1/2003) Facing suffering with courage puts you in the driver’s seat. I hope you find tools and strategies to assist you in turning "poison into medicine" and "suffering into treasure." Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC, LCSW is a counselor, educator and author. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs call 913-322-5622. For more information about Jude LaClaire or the Kansas City Holistic Centre, go to Email:

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Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? By Nancy Russell, M.D. Could it be fibromyalgia? Do you suffer from tiredness, aching all over and exhaustion? Do you have non-restful or interrupted sleep? Do you have decreased mental clarity, decreased sex drive and get more than your fair share of infections? If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may have a condition know as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can cause a baffling array of symptoms and is frequently misdiagnosed or even dismissed by physicians. Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal and sleep disorder that cannot be diagnosed with any specific blood test or laboratory testing. It is diagnosed by criteria set forth by the American College of Rheumatology: 1. Widespread pain or achiness, steady or intermittent, for at least three months, on both sides of the body and upper and lower body. And, 2. Pain on pressing at least 11 of 18 spots on the body known as tender points. Other associated problems can be: irritable bowel syndrome, low sex drive, insomia, nausea, memory problems, headaches, depression, nervousness, hair loss, numbness/tingling, postexertion malaise and chronic sinus, bladder or prostate infections. In my experience with diagnosing and treating people with fibromyalgia, I have had success in helping them get better using a researched protocol by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. A good resource for someone with fibromyalgia is Dr. Teitelbaum’s book, From Fatigued to Fantastic, 3rd edition. He discusses one of the theories why fibromyalgia may occur: hypothalamus dysfunction in the brain. Some known triggers for this to happen are: a major stressful event or a series of stressful events such as a viral infection, automobile accident, pregnancy, recurrent infections, death of a loved one, and toxic or chemical exposures. The program to getting better is initiated with the S-H-I-N-E protocol. This five-step protocol begins with sleep! Getting a restful, uninterrupted 7-9 hours of sleep is the foundation of getting well. A combination of natural and prescription sleep aids may be necessary to achieve this goal. If this sleep goal is not met, and particularly if high blood pressure is also present, an overnight sleep study with a sleep specialist is a must. H is for hormone balance and support. Due to the hypothalamus gland in the brain being affected, that in turn can

produce problems with all the endocrine glands. The result can be low level functioning of the thyroid gland as well as the adrenal and sex glands. These glandular systems can be supported with natural or prescription support. I is for infections and inflammation. Because of the immune system being less than optimal with this illness, it is not uncommon to see either recurrent or frequent infections. These are commonly sinus, bladder, prostate or lung infections. When treated with many rounds of antibiotics, this can lead to other infections like yeast or candida or super infections. Appropriate treatment is based on laboratory testing.

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N is for Nutrition. Nutritional deficiencies are common due to poor diet and/or not absorbing food in the intestine efficiently. The most common deficiencies are vitamin D, vitamin B-12 and magnesium. High doses of these nutrients may be necessary and sometimes injectable nutrients are recommended. E is for Exercise. Even though strenuous exercise generally can make symptoms worse, many of my patients report good results with stretching exercises, yoga, pilates, swimming or water aerobics. Start out with only 5 - 10 minutes a day and very gradually increase. In your pursuit to improve your health, I highly recommend the organization, Fibromyalgia Coalition International and its local support groups. They are the nation’s most active organization dedicated to the belief that Fibromyalgia is reversible. For more information, go to their website: or call them locally at 913-384-HOPE (4673). Dr. Nancy Russell is excited to assist people with fibromyalgia on their journey to better health. If you would like to call her office, she can send you a questionnaire to fill out to see if you meet the fibromyalgia criteria and make an appointment for an initial consultation visit at 816-453-5545. Nancy Russell, M.D. is a holistic Internal medicine physician and has practiced in the Kansas City northland for 28 years. Dr. Russell blends traditional and alternative medicine in her holistic medical practice. Holistic medicine is also about getting to know each person as an individual, getting to the root of the problem and having a partnership between physician and patient. For more information on getting to know Dr Russell, visit her website,

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You would not expect to find toads, leaches, and plant-based tinctures at Walgreens; however, the prescription and over-the-counter drugs are actually synthetic and chemically-enhanced reproductions of ancient earth-based medicines. Why don’t we see holistic remedies in pharmacies? Simple—insurance companies cover the pill, not the plant. Corporations can’t make a profit off a plant so they pay top dollar to make sure they receive the support they need in their attempt to control the healthcare system. In 2004, Rob Amerine was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This brought him face-to-face with the affects of corporate funding and political agendas. He was incensed to learn his wellness options were limited to paying out of pocket for holistic remedies or receiving insurance coverage for synthetic solutions. He researched the issue and found this injustice affected many diseases and conditions: arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and paralysis. In 2006, Rob retired from a forty-year career as a middle school political science and socials study teacher. He began to focus his attention on his health and the issue of government and corporate health benefit controls. His mission is to ease pain and suffering by making natural methods a viable option. He has dedicated the last few years to educating the public and has become an activist whenever he finds a situation where politics encroaches on a person’s right to heal in peace. During his research of the relationship between political decisions and disease benefits, he found, in almost every instance, bills to allow proven natural medicinal remedies were vetoed after large political donations were made by the corporations who would suffer a profit loss. Driven to create change, he joined NORML and has recently participated in forming a grass-roots group, “Move to Amend,” dedicated to reforming the amount of political funding large corporations are allowed. A few years ago, while participating in a local farmer’s economic revitalization effort, Rob came across Bee Venom Therapy (BVT). After extensive research on the topic, he found that bee venom contains numerous healing agents and is a more productive treatment than any pharmaceutical on the market for over five-hundred different diseases and illnesses, including arthritis, MS, and Parkinson’s. After taking a course on beekeeping and thoroughly researching BVT, Rob decided to put his educational background to good use once again. Donning a bee costume, he now attends health fairs throughout Kansas City, and teaches people about BVT.



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The most difficult part of his work is the sting. There are plenty of ways to relieve the initial pain and itching, but the fact remains, people don’t like getting stung because it hurts. Rob points out that the benefit far outweighs the pain and shares the story of a man who was in a wheelchair with MS. Within a year of starting BVT the man was walking with a cane, driving a car and felt like a productive person again. Another concern is an allergic reaction. Rob is quick to point out the difference between a true allergic reaction and a topical reaction. A topical reaction is redness, itching, discomfort or pain. A true allergic reaction is anaphylactic shock, where the individual experiences severe life-threatening symptoms such as airway constriction and lowered blood pressure. Anaphylactic shock can be caused by a natural intolerance to the bee venom or drug and food interactions. For this reason, Rob carries an epinephrine auto-injector (Epi pen) and is diligent in providing ample education on how to handle and avoid both types of reactions before treatment begins. Rob is a teacher, a champion, and a healer. He uses his knowledge to educate others. He fights for what he believes in and for the rights of others. He is a master of various therapeutic techniques such as Rieki, BVT, and counseling; he uses these to soothe pain wherever he can. He is not in the business of getting rich. He is in the business of living his life in a way in which the lives of others are enriched. Blessed Bee. Rob Amerine Certifed Counselor. M.A., Apitherapist B,V.T, Energy Work, Old/New Paradigm Treatments, www.lifewave,com Email: Phone: 816-444-4668 Jayana DeWolf is forging new ground as a business and marketing consultant dedicated to helping small businesses, non-profits and independent professionals. She believes both the business entity and its leadership have a unique personality.


New Earth Records Announces the Release of


Musical Icon Tina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay & Regula Curti Explore Spiritual Unity Through Music in a New CD Set. "Bringing together corresponding pieces from Christian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, as has been done with BEYOND, will allow listeners to share in these prayers, stirring thoughts of deeper respect and peace in their lives." ~His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama New Earth Records announces the release of BEYOND: Buddhist and Christian Prayers ($18.99), a new recording of Buddhist and Christian prayers and chants featuring Tina Turner with Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula Curti slated for release on September 14th. The first spiritual recording made by Turner, BEYOND is a warm, inspiring invitation to go “beyond” religious differences through music. “Tina is not just a singer, she is a shamanic force. Her message of oneness, her call to overcome our fears, listen to each other and sing, regardless of our faith or beliefs beckons us to explore spiritual unity through these universal sacred chants and prayers,” says Waduda Paradiso, cofounder of New Earth Records. She adds, “We are thrilled to work with Tina and with these amazing woman as the message of BEYOND parallels our personal philosophy at New Earth Records.” Endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Abbot Martin Welen Osb, head of the Benedictine Monastery in Einsiedeln, Switzerland, The collaboration features music of Buddhist prayers, composed by Dechen Shak-Dagsay, a Tibetan Buddhist; traditional music and original compositions of Christian prayers by Regula Curti, a Christian; as well as chanting and readings by Tina Turner, a practicing Buddhist. “With the BEYOND project I’m glad to add my personal chants as an offering to the world to share a message of Oneness through music and prayer that goes beyond religious differences and helps bring humanity together.” Tina, who contributed both spoken interludes and chanting, says “I turned to Buddhism in my bad times. When I needed help I started

the practice, and I was motivated because the practice worked for me, and I've continued to do it because, up until now, it has supported me. And that's the motivation, when something works. I will spread this word to everyone because that is a part of what Buddhism is, is to pass it on in order for people to help themselves.” Tina, Regula and Dechen hope to launch a global movement with the BEYOND PROJECT, inspiring people of all faiths to practice and sing their prayers together. The singers share, “We experience the power of deep spirituality whenever we chant together although each person is praying in his own tradition… to share our wonderful experience of connecting hearts and this great sense of oneness with as many people as possible... Singing takes you beyond right and wrong to a place where love and compassion grow." The artists are already collaborating on a second CD. All the artist proceeds from the recording will go towards supporting three non-profit organizations affiliated with the artists with a focus on the welfare of children. BEYOND comes with a 36 page collector’s booklet , features 15 tracks (71 minutes) and is packaged with ecofriendly materials including 100% post-consumer recycled paper using only soy and vegetable inks and biodegradable shrink wrap.

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October 2010

Bird Song By Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg


lay on the table in Ursula’s treatment room, now most of the way through chemo round number five, with the last round just around the corner, right before my trip to the Flint Hills for the long-awaited Continental Bioregional Congress I was helping organize. Ursula Gilkeson was the energy healer I worked with throughout my chemotherapy and surgeries. I would be done by that time, and I could stop shaving my head, which grew only sparse, black fuzz toward the end of each chemo cycle. All summer I had been dragging the razor carefully over my head once a week, getting rid of my five-o’clock shadow before applying a new round of temporary tattoos. Today, I was wearing a tattoo collection from the hit parade, one everyone liked: birds. I had a cardinal, blue jay, hawk, eagle, dove, junco and a few others I couldn’t identify pasted carefully in a garland around my nice round head. I closed my eyes, counting the days until my final chemo session, until the Congress, until I would be growing hair and giving up shaving, until I would be normal again. Ursula started with my feet as usual, holding my toes, breathing. I relaxed slightly, but kept counting. Eleven days until the final big infusion. Eighteen days until the final little infusion. Twenty-one days until the congress. She walked to the other end of the table and placed her hands on my forehead. I breathed with her. My head hurt and so did my stomach. I was tired, exhausted actually; there was still so much to do after chemo—more surgery and recovery, and what else? I didn’t know what else, because I started seeing birds. Maybe I imagined them, maybe not. A red-winged blackbird over my forehead. Two tired and scared doves for my breasts. Herons and bluebirds and crows. An owl in my throat, asleep. The bluebirds in my clavicle area, near the chemo port. And the red-winged blackbird by my forehead. All the birds there to help me. I heard bird song from outside, and felt the presence of birds all over my body, quiet creatures perched on the branches of my being.

Then I thought of my mother, and how hard it must be for her to know I had this cancer. I imagined reassuring her, but to my surprise, I felt a sudden flood of joy and acceptance of anything, even death. Death, which I’d always been scared to even think about, suddenly seemed utterly exciting, mysterious, beautiful even. It would be an adventure of a proportion beyond our trip to Africa, where Ken and I had traveled in the mid-1980s. I had never felt anything like this before, and I had no words to contain the thrill of it. But death wasn’t what I wanted. In my mind, I said, over and over, “I choose life.” And just to make it utterly clear, “I choose a long, long life.” Afterwards, I sat up and moved to the white chair opposite Ursula to talk about what happened. “I saw birds,” I told her, “all over me.” She smiled. It turned out that she had been remembering a song, hearing the tune in her mind when she worked on me, that she had learned in Germany about the little bird sitting at my foot, carrying greetings from its mother. She sang me the German version softly, her blue eyes shining, and then told me the translation: A lost bird. A bird trying to return to her mother.



That night, I overheard Daniel, then 12, and Forest, just six, talking in their bedroom across the hall from ours. “God sees everything,” said Daniel. “Are you sure?” asked Forest. “He saw you scratch me. He saw you bring me an ice cream bar. He saw Mom in surgery. He saw all of us being born.” There was a pause, then Forest spoke again. “Did God see God being born?” Excerpted from The Sky Begins At Your Feet, an ecological memoir on cancer, community, and coming home to the body. Harriet Lerner, author of bestselling The Dance of Anger, writes, “A marvelous storyteller, a wise woman, and a teacher in the true sense of the word, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg takes us on a challenging yet ultimately joyful journey that leaves us fundamentally changed. Anyone who reads this memoir (and you must!) will never forget it." John Fox, author of Poetic Medicine, writes that this memoir “....could awaken us to a whole range of connections: community, family, the natural world, body and the mysterious inner landscape of being human on this earth.” Ice Cube Press. $19.95. Isbn 9781888160437

October 2010

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October 2010

The Metaphysical Made Simple I See You! By Valorie J. Wells, PhD In the very popular movie, Avatar, the Na’vi, indigenous people of the planet Pandora, greet each other with a solemn, “I see you.” But as the story unfolds, there is an underlying admonition for the moviegoers to stretch our vision from the strictly physical sight to a more metaphysical awareness of the essence of one another. Is this a new concept? Certainly not! I can vividly remember, as the youngest member of a long line of Scottish-American psychics, that I was shocked and somewhat dismayed to learn that my little playmates didn’t seem to just know what their pets needed, like I did. In my family, we accepted this innate ability to kind of "see-feel" as just one more sense. So, can you imagine my delight when the blue people of the Avatar movie spoke so freely about this hidden talent? Can anyone just learn to do this kind of soulsearching connection—even if we don’t feel like we are particularly gifted in a metaphysical sense? As Jake Sully, the hero of our Avatar story demonstrates, “seeing deeply" can be mastered with practice and attention to the spiritual side of our relationships. And this spiritual seeing is not a New Age phenomenon either. In countries such as India, Nepal and even Sri Lanka, the greeting of respect is accomplished with a small bow and the whispered word, “Namaste.” In Hawaii, the word “Aloha” has much the same purpose. While both “Aloha” and “Namaste” have been roughly translated into the English, “How do you do”, there are many deeper, more esoteric definitions of these salutations. Everyone from Deepak Chopra to Rev. Tom Honey has tried to clarify the significance of the Sanskrit-derived word "namaste." The definitions run the gamut from “I bow to you” to “I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me.” In much the same way, generations of Hebrewspeaking people have used the word, “Shalom” as way of offering a “place of being safe,” as in “well and happy.” But most Christians take the word "shalom" to be the Jewish equivalent of the Roman “pax” and so many people assume "shalom" means "peace." It is commonly asserted that the Arabic greeting “Salaam” also means "peace." From a metaphysical standpoint, all of these greetings are equally valid. Since the term metaphysics comes from the Greek works of Aristotle, the study is generally defined as being a branch of philosophical study that seeks to explain the expansion of one’s sense

of being and the world. So, Aristotle studied “being qua being” which is to say, being understood as being. This was cutting-edge thinking, since Aristotle’s colleague, Plato, had only recently convinced the deep thinkers of their time that there was indeed a natural science that followed common sense and was the forerunner of what we now know as empirical science. So, Aristotle’s theories were a new and revolutionary way of, on the one hand, accepting that nature proceeds in a logical, predictable manner (as opposed to the superstitious mumblings of Plato’s peers); while also asserting an amazing sense of accountability for the very likely outcomes which are somehow affected by the introduction of an observer. When we say we are using a metaphysical interpretation of a feeling, for example, we are saying that we are opening ourselves up to the very real likelihood that simply because we are attentive to this emotion, it has been somehow altered. A great example of this is that odd sense we sometimes have that "someone" is watching us. As soon as we turn our attention in the direction we feel led to look, we have already changed that vague awareness into a certainty. We can now legitimately say, “I see you, Namaste, Shalom, Salaam and Aloha” with just a glance! But how do we actually “see” a life force? The basic lessons in developing your own aura sighting skills are as follows:

Find a quiet time and place where you are free to deeply observe a living plant or tree. Even your trailing houseplant, if it’s at least healthy, is a fine starting place.

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you are gently aware of a kind of gentle breeze that makes you feel something like calm, anxious or even uneasy.

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Does your plant need water? What kind of water? Maybe it wants you to set aside that tap water for a day or two for evaporation to offer a slightly more purified drink.

• The next challenge becomes opening your Inner Self to the possibility of seeing that life-force or aura, around the people in your daily life. (Before you start “seeing” all, please be sure to ask for protection from your angels, guides, or spiritual guardians, as not all we "see" is benevolent.) Whether you say, “Peace be with you,” “Blessed be” or “Namaste,” you can choose to see deeply and relate more fully to all living things in your world. And you just might be the bridge to resolving the conflict you never “saw” before. Dr. Valorie Wells is the leading expert on Clinical Hypnotherapy in the Kansas City area since 1993. Valorie holds a doctorate in Industrial Psychology, certification in Advanced Hypnosis-International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT) and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). Valorie is an EAP provider for Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy for St. Luke’s Health Systems of Kansas City since 2006. NBC Action News conducted an Investigative report on hypnosis for weight loss, January to March 2010, using Dr. Wells’ office. Cameras followed one producer using hypnotherapy to lose weight, despite needing steroids for a chronic health condition. In approximately 10 weeks, she lost 19 pounds! Dr. Wells is the author of the acclaimed audio/ video program: “Stress Management in the Workplace”, used extensively by the US Dept. of Commerce in both Kansas City locations. She has also published numerous articles on hypnotherapy in various health-conscious publications.

October 2010

An Interview with Walter Green author of

This Is The Moment! How One Man’s Yearlong Journey Captured the Power of Extraordinary Gratitude In your book, This Is the Moment, you describe your journey of gratitude. How did you come up with this idea?

You had no intention of writing a book about your journey? What or who changed your mind?

There were several contributing factors that brought me to the idea of my journey of gratitude. The first major one was the death of my father when I was a teenager. This left an indelible impression on me that life is short, precious, and unpredictable. Another element was that I have developed over many years a process of thinking about current activities in the context of ideal long term outcomes which had me learning about life by reading books about what is most important to people when confronting life ending illnesses. For instance, books like Tuesdays with Morrie, The Last Lecture, and Chasing Daylight all were about being authentic, the importance of relationships and conveying messages to people who are important to you before you die. Finally, I was touched by the extraordinary eulogies delivered at the funeral of Tim Russert, the exceptional political commentator, and how bittersweet these tributes were, knowing that Tim would never hear them. These happenings led me to ask the question, if it is so important to tell people in a genuine way how you feel about them, why not do it while the people are alive and well which led me to the conception of my year-long journey that I refer to as my victory lap.

This was a personal journey by a person who values his privacy. I had never written a book and had no intention of doing so. During the course of the year, when I shared the story of my journey with friends, invariably, they would say, “you ought to write a book”. The message had resonated with many people of all ages. I graciously acknowledged their compliment but kept the focus on completing my journey. The personal discovery that changed my mind was the realization that expressing deep gratitude and how it had really enriched my life. I found it to be remarkable way to not only enhance my life but also those relationships that were important to me. I literally felt I had “struck gold”. When I looked for similar books on this important dimension, I found none. It was then that I realized that this message had to be shared.

Why do you call it your victory lap? The term “victory lap” reminded me of what the basketball icon, Michael Jordan, did when he retired. He went to various arenas in which he played and thanked the fans for their support. I had identified 44 people who I wanted to visit and express my profound gratitude to them for their influence on my life. These people on my victory lap were not fans, per se, but they were special relationships and this journey, like Michael Jordan’s, was both a celebration and an expression of appreciation for these people who added so much to my life.

How did you decide who you were going to express this gratitude to? I reflected on my life and asked myself who really made a difference. Some had actually been “road changers” in that I took a different path because of them. Others had a very meaningful influence in some aspect of my life including my personal and professional development, my family and business lives, my health, my financial affairs, my spiritual life and even my philanthropy. I was very surprised that there were 44 people on my list, but each one had met the criteria of having made an important difference in my life. You made this a year-long journey? Why? My wife and I have an active life and in order to be able to visit all 44 people without substantially altering our lives, I decided to do it over this one year period. Another important consideration was that I would also not want to be away from my wife for an extended

period of time. How did you tell these people about the purpose of the visit and what was their reaction? I called each of the individuals and told them that I had decided to express my deep gratitude to those who had been important influencers in my life. I also told them the nature of the conversation and what I hoped we might do after our talk. Their response was usually some combination of surprise, honor, excitement, and concern. Many of them asked if I was okay. I fully understood their reaction and I reassured them that I was fine. Did you meet with any resistance when you contacted any of your 44 life changers? I met resistance with only a few people who thought it was a gift I wanted to give to them. They did not feel that they needed the gift but once they understood that expressing this profound gratitude was actually for me, they participated. What is the difference between what you call “episodic” and “systemic” gratitude? As a child we are taught to say “thank you” for gifts and gestures. These expressions of gratitude are primarily for the benefit of the other person and usually relate to a singular act. My journey was about expressing gratitude for a multitude of influences over the course of these relationships. I call it systematic because it was a whole body of work and quite a bit different than what I call the episodic “thank you”. What did you get from this journey of gratitude? What I received from this journey was more than I could have ever imagined or that I could express in a brief response. First was the personal satisfaction of giving this gift of gratitude. I



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realized that it was a gift that was meant to be given. I had the pleasure of wrapping it, through my preparation, and then giving these very personal gifts. Secondly, by being very explicit about my regard and gratitude to each of them, it allowed me to see these people in a richer and deeper way. It was like seeing these relationships in High Definition. Shining the light of gratitude on these relationships made me appreciate them even more deeply. When these people expressed their feeling about me, it was as if they had all delivered their eulogies to me and then some. And last but surely not least, having said everything I wanted to about these important people in my life, I achieved an extraordinary peace of mind. I knew that if something happened to any of us, nothing was left unsaid. That alone was reason enough for my journey. How has your victory lap changed the way you live your life or interact with others? It is very gratifying to see how the story of my journey resonates with people who act on it and how it enriches their lives. At this stage of my life and really all through my life it is has always been about facilitating and enabling people to do things that they might not have done without me. This is The Moment has the potential for influencing far more people, many of whom I will never know.

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Spiritual Horoscope for October By Aluna Michaels, M.A. Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Happy birthday Libra! Your self-confidence is flourishing. It’s your basic spiritual goal this lifetime to feel OK within your own skin. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of you—you have to sense your inner beauty and divine gifts without needing to see them reflected back from others. Many planets are helping you achieve this inner poise. You’ll make huge, positive changes in relationships, work life and self-love! Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Meditate on forgiveness. So much happiness can flow in if you let past hurts go. It’s also important to release addiction to perfectionism. Mistakes are spiritual growth opportunities. Don’t withdraw from others because you’re not faultless yet. Receiving love precisely because you are human is very healing for you. Celebrate your flaws – and the flaws of others – since they will open your heart and free you from emotional isolation. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Are your relationships where you’d like them to be? Is your life as joyous and fulfilling as you know it can be? If not, use your meditation time to clear out old expectations and disappointments that are junking up your subconscious. Form new goals when you realize you’re not clear on what you’re striving for. As a Sagittarius, you need a target to aim for that keeps you motivated and excited.


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Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Don’t forget to balance career goals with playtime and enjoyment! Ponder your friendships and see if you’re getting back as much as you’re giving. It might be time to seek new pals whose hearts are as big as yours. When you’re compromising too much, you’re probably with people who are less mature or less thoughtful than you are. The more fun you’re able to have, the more easily you can accomplish tasks when you’re back at work. It’s the way to renew your spirit and energize your soul! Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) If your career has been sluggish lately, you’ll have a surge of energy and enthusiasm this month. Your new level of charisma could attract new job opportunities, or gain notice from superiors. In general, it’s a great time to meditate and creatively visualize steps for your future. This can be in relationships, personal growth, financial abundance, even travel. You can always free yourself from limitations, but right now, it seems very easy to break loose from old patterns. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) You’re an idealist. That also means you’re chronically disappointed with life because you can glimpse how much better it could be! This month, you’ll have insights into the emotional patterns and negative habits that stand in the way of achieving your bliss. Although you crave intimacy, you’re also suspicious of it, since people often foul up your harmony, or else you loose your sense of identity. Your insights will help you keep an inner balance and boundaries, while being able to bond deeply at the same time. Aries (March 21 – April 19) You have healing issues of trust that keep you from getting close to others. Meditate on



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times you have been betrayed–especially in romantic relationships or financial circumstances. Once you’ve been able to feel anger and grief, forgiveness can wash over you. Now you’re ready for greater prosperity, selfworth and intimate bonding. Hang in there, because many new doors are opening in those areas! Taurus (April 20 – May 20) It’s so important to balance the amount of time you serve and help others with the amount of time you devote to your relaxation, health and spiritual growth. You get resentful in quiet ways. For instance, you might overeat on junk food or overspend on luxury items you don’t really want. Speak up and let people know when you’re overwhelmed. And no matter how they respond, take care of yourself first! Gemini (May 21 – June 20) You might be starting a new relationship this month! You’re able to let your needs now be heard because you’re actually aware of what they are! This is a result of your spiritual growth. Open communication will also help improve your current partnership if you’re already bonded. Be ready for job excitement. Your accomplishments this month can lead to upcoming promotions or bonuses! Cancer (June 21 – July 22) You’ve been working hard on yourself and it’s paying off! You’ve probably been having insights into family-of-origin issues that produced intimacy problems. Now you’re getting to create new patterns in relationships. If you have “flashbacks” to unhappy romantic experiences, meditate to forgive and release yourself and the people involved. Don’t let fears hold you back from becoming the new you! You’ve come a long way. Trust that you have evolved and go forward with confidence! Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Your challenge is taking meditative and spiritual energy and applying it in all areas of your life. Inconsistencies make you feel weird. For instance, do you leave yoga class and drive aggressively on the way home? Or do you read uplifting books, and then get snappy with family? Try to focus on one spiritual principle each day and stick with it in your mind. Start with projecting love toward everyone you encounter before you start a conversation. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) You might be irritated this month. If so, think about how you’re treating yourself. More than likely you need more self care– gentle affirmations, meditation time, deep breathing, being in nature. As a Virgo, your soul is designed to give and to serve. But you’ll feel drained and resentful if your spiritual source runs dry. Spend time nurturing yourself every day and you’ll be able to keep your mind and heart open! Aluna Michaels is a secondgeneration astrologer and soul evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than two decades. Aluna is available for appointments in her home or by phone. Call (248) 583-1663 or visit


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ALTERNATIVE HEALING Dr. Jackie Devaney, Devaney Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Auriculotherapy, Nutrition, Allergies. Specializing in relieving chronic pain. Sliding scale fees. 30 yr. exper. 816-786-2623. At the Healing Place, Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, ChanRi, Chakra Balancing, Astrology, Tarot, Past Life Regression, Intuitive Bodywork (816) 415-2607 Neshamah Healing, Debbie Lewis, Practitioner Hands-Off Energetic Techniques. 913.636.0271 Nature Spirit Holistics Energy Medicine expert Author Cathleen Miller—Intuitive therapies, Conscious life counseling, Spa events, seminars 913-499-8514 Justin & Sharon Orth - Spring Forest Qigong Practitioners/Healers and Certified Qigong Level 1 Instructors. EFT (BAS/ADV) (913) 244-0167 for info.

Maya's Oasis Transforming, Healing & Inspiring Women ~ Reiki, Drum Circles, Holistic Health & Belly Dance Classes, (cell) 785-979-4681

Ronnie Wilson, Energy Healer, CranioSacral Therapist Creator of Quantum Shift Energetix 913-906-9986

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Karen Elise - Psychic Entertainer & Coach Tarot / astrology - corporate / private events Fun for weddings, birthdays & graduations 913-636-9502 -

Traci Bray, Bray BS, MA ~ Psychic MEDIUM connecting the living with those past. Individuals and groups, small to large. Ethical, respectful, confidential. 913-940-0754


Jackie Mullinax, Mullinax Spiritual Psychic Medium. Channeled readings by phone or in person. $45 for one hour, CD included. 913-206-1294; (816) 792.4325: 792.4325 Event space for weddings, corporate, private events. Wellness classes/workshops: pilates, yoga, healthy cooking/detoxing/juicing, Reiki.



Jason Nowlin / NowlinRE Full Time, Full Service Real Estate Consultant for KS and MO. 816-994-9904,;

Improve Finances & Love Life! Effective results for home and office. Ronda's Feng Shui works 831-521-0861


LIZ BROWN, Feng Shui expert since 1996

Daniel Baxley, Shamanic Healing and Teachings, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Sweat Lodges, Workshops. 816-769-7343,

"Inspired Guidance for Great Change" Consultations, clearings/blessings, classes, workbooks. 816-444-2725

Diane Davis Reed, Reed Pathfinders Consulting Shamanic Counseling, Bioenergetic Integrative Healing, Psychosynthesis, Red Moon Lodge,, 816-741-0820

HYPNOTHERAPY BODY THERAPEUTICS Carol Ann Brown Massage, Reiki, CranioSacral,, Intuitive, Rebirthing, DNA Activation 785-317-0448

New Day Hypnotherapy, LLC Smoking, weight, stress and more 913-908-6907

SPRAY TAN Healthy GLO Achieve a red carpet glow with the all natural SunFX spray tan. Professionally applied in only five minutes. 50% off for your first tan. 913-485-

LIFE COACH COLOR THERAPY AuraAura-Soma Heart of America— America—Leiola Reeder Certified Advanced Teacher and Consultant. Offering CEUs for Massage Therapists and Nurses.816-217-3722,

Teri Higbee, Holistic Life Coach: Coach Energy Therapies, Empowerment Processes, Prosperity, Clarity of Purpose, Weight Loss, Shamanic Astrology.; 913-219-6788.

NUTRITION & WELLNESS COUNSELING Dr. Jay Peters Marriage & Addictions Counselor. Smoking/ Weight Mgmt. Hypnosis. Regression/Past Life Hypnosis 913-339-9591

ENERGY HEALING Pranic Healing Sessions, Feng Shui, Space Clearing Rocky Patel;; 816-916-1823; Sherry Sutera:; 913-488-6651

Tamara Creighton, Holistic Nutrition Coach, Cleanse With Friends, and Hawaiian LomiLomi, 913-232-6419

YOGA Everyday Yoga & Wellness Center Yoga -Class or Private, Reiki, Massage Nutrition Counseling, IonSpa Foot Detox. 816-809-9574

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PAIN RELIEF Learn Bowenwork. Effective manual therapy for pain relief. Easy on the practitioner’s body. Leverage income—work on multiple clients. Ongoing classes. Nancy Pierson 512-750-4012. EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING


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classified Space for Lease 10' x 10' room, perfect for massage therapist or practitioner. In office building just off 78th and State Ave., KCK. Very reasonable; part-time or fulltime. Contact: Kris: 913.299.8000,

events October 1-3 Soul Quest Weekend A vision quest retreat with guide and author Tom Anderson. Slow down, reconnect with your soul and deeply listen. Visit for information. October 1-9 Multi-Dimensional Energy Healing & Infinite-Life Hypnosis Self-Exploration Donation-Based Sessions. Contact Debz Shakti Buller at 816.550.5490. October 2 Psychic Fair All Day! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tarot readers, reflexology, intuitive readings, astrology and palm readings. Just $20 each., (816) 931-0116 October 2 Learn How to Play the Native American Flute 10 - noon. No experience necessary. At Rhythmic Medicine Center, Instructor: Janalea Hoffman. $25. Everyone plays a flute! 913-851-5100. October 2 A Day with Your Inner Shaman Beginners intro by Stephanie Roth. $55 (bring your lunch). 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Mystic Treasures, 7711-E N. Oak Trfwy. Register with Stephanie: 913-515-3271,

Include date, title, text and contact info. Events are due by the 15th of the month. $18 for up to 25 words; $.25 a word after that. Featured events include a boxed frame with a graphic: $33 per column inch. All events are prepaid. Contact will have you floating on a cloud! 10 a.m. to noon. $20., (816) 520-2247 October 9 Red Moon Lodge Sweat Pathfinders Consulting/Diane Davis Reed, at Gardens of Delight 6:30-10:30. Sacred ceremony to pray, cleanse, heal and vision. Reserve your place: 816-308-5450. October 9-11 Advanced Reiki Training/Reiki Master Learn the Master symbol and 2 Tibetan symbols. Work with crystals. Strengthen your healing energy and be able to teach Reiki. 9am-6pm. $800 with early deposit. CEUs for nurses, massage therapists, OTs. ICRT Licensed Reiki Master, Leawood. 816-523-4440. For flier email October 10 FIND A JOB! with Feng Shui Learn from Liz Brown how to shift the energy in your office—and life— to make your dream job a reality. Includes free e-book: “Make Space for CAREER.” $36 ($63 w/LOVE workshop). 12-2pm w/Reception following class. Unity Temple on Plaza ( 816-444-2725.

October 2 Pilates Mat Workshop Saturdays 8 a.m. 8 weeks at Plaza Wellspring. Begin your weekend centered! Classical mat exercises— variations appropriate for your body. Register at 816 -931-6533.

October 10 FIND A MATE! with Feng Shui Learn from Feng Shui expert Liz Brown how to design a home that attracts LOVE and nourishes existing relationships. Includes free e-book: “Make Space for LOVE.” $36 ($63 w/CAREER workshop). 3-5pm w/ Reception 2:15pm. Unity Temple on Plaza ( 816-444-2725.

October 3 A Day of Energy Blessing 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Mystic Treasures, 7711-E N. Oak Trfwy, 816-420-0820,

October 10-17 Multi-Dimensional Energy Healing & InfiniteLife Hypnosis Self-Exploration Donation-Based Sessions. Contact Debz Shakti Buller at 816.550.5490.

October 2 Ayurveda – The Fire of Pitta 12:00-2:00pm $20 Discuss Pitta = transformation, heat, fire, digestion of food, thoughts, experiences. Cooling yoga practice & snack.

October 12 CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC 7:15 pm $20 Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913-831-4422

Oct. 4 - 25 Doga 6:30-7:30pm – N2paws teaching techniques to improve you & your dog’s flexibility and enhance the bond with your canine companion. Overland Park, KS $60 (4-weeks) ~ 816-522-7005

October 12 SPIRIT SHOW-UP Gather with like-minded spiritual people and share the energy & joy as spirit guides us. 7 p.m. Overland Park Call: 913-232-9437

October 7-10 Journey to the Inner Center Incorporating mandalas, prayer and labyrinth walks, this retreat will deeply and joyfully connect mind, body and spirit. 1-866-348-6489. mandala October 7, 14, 21, 28 4 Radiant Living Proxy Series Radiant Health, Love- Singles or Couples and Prosperity using Resonance Repatterning®. Choose any or all sessions. Teri Higbee, 913-219-6788 or October 9 Restorative YOGA with Diana Profound Healing & Deep Peace, Diana's gentle spirit

October 14 EFT Training First of three workshop dates Presenter: Garland Landrith PhD Unity of the Heartland, Olathe 7-9pm. Cost $20 913-780-4569 ext 7 from=list&offset=0 October 14 Lauralei’s Meditation Class Meditations you won’t learn anywhere else. Channel energy thru’ group meditation to manifest prosperity, energy, more. Angels welcome. $20. 7 p.m., (816) 931-0116.

October 14-17 Touching the Stillness: A Silent Retreat Enjoy this time for dedicated prayerful silence, rest, reflection and renewal. 1-866-348-6489. Emotional Freedom Techniques With Dr. Garland Landrith at Unity of the Heartland, 720 S. Rogers Rd. Olathe, KS 66061. For additional information, please call 913-780-4569 ext. 7. There is a suggested love offering of $20 per class session. October 15 Sacred Circle Dance 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Rhythmic Medicine Center. Testimonial, "Circle Dance is a cross between meditation and a really good party!" No experience necessary. Donation. 913-851-5100. October 15-16 Good News Jazz Festival Benefit National and local gospel headliners (including Comedic Host Akindunde, Euge Groove, Marcus Johnson) at Liberty Performing Arts Theater. General admission and VIP tickets available: October 15-17 Solfeggio Vibrational Therapy Workshop Taking Sound Therapy to a New Level by Alternative Therapists - Complements Other Modalities. 12 NCBTMB Hours. 800-808-7473 October 16 Oden Reiki & Usui Reiki First Degree 7 p.m. Earn a traditional Usui Reiki First Degree Certification and receive an Oden Attunement as well. The Traditional Aspects covered in the First Degree are: What is Reiki?, History of Reiki, Principals of Reiki, 7 Basic Chakras, Grounding, Clearing & Charging the Chakras, Hand Positions. The Oden Additional Material is: How to Create a Sacred Space, the 8th Chakra, The 7 Spiritual Bodies, The Seven Spiritual Planes, and The God Center, Activating the Astral Senses, Healing Connections & Balance, and Moving Energy., (816) 931-0116 October 16 How I Change My Experience Workshop 1:30-4:30 p.m., Women’s Center for Body, Mind, Spirit, 801 E 77th St., KCMO. Visit, or call Dion Koch 913-909-3326. October 16 & 17 CranioSacral Flow I 9AM to 4PM Saturday & Sunday . 12 NCBTMB CE's. $330 Explore the healing power of the CranioSacral wave! Learn basic CranioSacral techniques to treat headaches, neck and back pain, anxiety, depression and more. Discover why CSFlow is so powerful! More information at Contact Nancy Lankston at 913-206-4531 or October 17 BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL “InSightful” Tarot Readings with Maitreya. Amazing Crystal Foot Massages with ChristiElla. 10a.m. – 4p.m. $20 per 20 min. 913-427-1149 Overland Park October 18 Reveal and Heal Asking Spirit for Forgiveness Help and Renewal, 6:30-8 p.m., Unity Temple on the Plaza, Love Offer-



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ing. Visit or call Dion Koch, Spiritual Life Coach, 913-909-3326. October 18-31 Multi-Dimensional Energy Healing & Infinite-Life Hypnosis Self-Exploration Donation-Based Sessions. Contact Debz Shakti Buller at 816.550.5490. October 19 Animal Medicine Guides With Billie and Cliff Humphrey, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Mystic Treasures, 7711-E N. Oak Trfwy, 816-4200820, October 20 Celestial Timings Repatterning Tele-Session 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. A key celestial event is chosen monthly. Using Resonance Repatterning®, flow with the energies of the Universe affecting you. Teri Higbee, 913-219-6788 or October 21-24 The Call to Serve In these challenging times, some are being called to serve. Join author and vision quest guide Tom Anderson for this powerful program. Visit for information. October 22 Awakening the Dreamer 1-5 p.m. Join the vision for an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on earth. Love offering. 1-866348-6489. October 22 Qi Gong Training Retreat 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Master Xiao teaches ancient Shaolin Qi Gong. The Dolphin Song, Gardner, KS. $75. Visit: October 22 Open Circle at Red Moon Lodge 7-10 p.m. Harvest and celebrate summer’s growth using fire, dance and sacred sound. Pathfinders Consulting/Diane Davis Reed: 816-741-0820, October 22, 23, 24 PRS Psychic Fair All things metaphysical - books, music, crystals, incense, jewelry, artwork, & so much more. Get a Reading. Shop the Vendors’ booths. Attend Lectures. October 23 Joy, Confidence, Clarity? Or—Stress, Anxiety, Worry? Where is YOUR brain taking you? FREE demo at AWAKEN at 7:30 p.m. Register: October 26 CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC 7:15 pm $20 Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913-831-4422 October 26 Body Talk Spiritual Guidance revealed through your body, 78:30 p.m., Unity Church of Overland Park, Love

Offering. Visit or call Dion Koch, Spiritual Life Coach, 913-909-3326. October 29 Live Music Yoga & OPEN HOUSE Art show, vendor specials, door prizes, reflexology and chair massage, live music, yoga by donation, kids crafts, henna, Kirtan and more! 5-9 p.m. FREE!, (816) 520-2247. October 29 Grand Opening of Plaza Wellspring’s New Studio 7-9 p.m. 1900 W. 47th Place #328, Westwood, KS. See our new studios, enjoy live music and refreshments, meet new friends., (816) 931-6533.

November 10 Health Seminar with Steven Acuff Healthy Food: What is it Exactly? In this seminar, Steven Acuff, internationallyBASIC LIVE & WHOLE FOOD known Nutrition and Wellness Expert, will PREPARATION explore the pros and cons of the common food rd 3 Saturdays 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $35 per class includes food, regimens; including, Vegetarian, Raw, Atkins, recipes, demonstration and class. Glycemic Index, Blood Type, Macrobiotic— and, clear up a confusing subject! 6:30-9:30 AWAKEN YOUR HIGHER SELF p.m. 8105 Overland Park Drive, Overland Park, KS. Pre-register for $20; or $25 at the door. To Through a hands-on, facilitator-led process, the highest part register, or for more information, contact Gia of the human brain can be awakened—opening the door to your unlimited potential. Presentation opportunities: at (913) 406-4886 or Or, visit

ONGOING QI GONG MEDITATION WITH MASTER XIAO Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. $25. Includes animal Shaolin qi gong and mediation. 11806 77th St. Lenexa, KS. Visit: TAI CHI TRAINING WITH MASTER XIAO Saturdays 10-11 a.m. $25. May include Chen style. 11806 W. 77th St. Lenexa, KS. Visit: RESTORATIVE YOGA AT NORTHLAND YOGA CENTER Every Second Saturday, 10 a.m.-Noon. Release * Relax * Renew 816-520-2247

November 11 ANUSARA INSPIRED Health Seminar with Steven Acuff – YOGA CLASSES Food and Cancer Meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the Which foods mobilize the body’s self-healing Northland Yoga Center. $15 for a drop in class. $72 for a 6 power best? Which ones weaken it? What is week series. Call Lynn Johnson: 816-584-0777. ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS the optimal way of eating to beat cancer? By Appointment. Since 2005 the Kansas City Healing Project October 31 Steven Acuff , internationally-known Nutrition WOMEN'S WEB has been providing energy healing sessions for cancer paGROUP CHANNELING and Wellness Expert, draws from his many An evolving group of down-to-earth, real women of all ages tients. Our clients have been experiencing a reduction of Black Hawk (Spirit Guide) provides answers, years of practical experience working as a exploring, honoring, and celebrating Goddess energy their stress, anxiety and pain levels from their treatment insight, awareness, laughter. through ritual. We meet twice a month in Lawrence. For and disease. Donation basis. Contact John Hoefer at 816-718 7 p.m. Sug. Donation: $33 Overland Park Call nutritional consultant with hundreds of cancer patients at a German clinic and beyond. 6:30more information, -6358 for details. Maitreya at 913-839-8745 9:30 p.m. 8105 Overland Park Drive, Overland Park, KS. Pre-register for $20; or $25 at the LINK UP AT WHITE DEER LODGE MEDITATIVE JOURNEY October 31 – November 5 door. To register, or for more information, 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m. Prayer, meditation and Tuesdays @ 7pm Join us as we explore an extensive variety The Sacred Art of Recovery: contact Gia at (913) 406-4886 or healing in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Free. of meditation styles & techniques ~ everything from Guided The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice Or, visit No experience necessary. Daniel Baxley: Meditations to simply sitting quietly. Cost is $7. Author and speaker Rabbi Rami Shapiro uses; 816.769.7343. November 11 the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to HATHA YOGA EAT PRAY FENG SHUI! illustrate how to surrender fully to God and 4 DAY BIOENERGY HEALING CLINIC Wednesdays @ 7pm Hatha Yoga is an ancient practice of Learn from Feng Shui expert Liz Brown how to become more humble, open and present to movement of the boty. The work Hatha combines "ha", Sun First Tues of the month 7-9 PM Fee: Donation. design a home that feeds both body and soul. what really matters in our lives. 1-866-348& "tha" Moon. When the two components of the word are Reservations: Kim Meisinger 913-685-9939 http:// Experience ritual, partake in culinary delights 6489. placed together, "hatha" means "forceful", implying that and embrace new designs for living. Class powerful work must be done to purify the body. Yoga means Movies_BLP.html November 6 includes textbook: “Home As Sacred Space” & to yoke, or to join two things together, hence hatha yoga is Belly Dance workshop with Maya Reception. $36. 6-8pm, Unity Temple on Plaza meant to join together sun (masculine, active) energy with GRATITUDE OPEN MIC NIGHT Shimmy, Shake & Let it all out! 3-5 p.m. ( 816-444-2725. the moon (feminine, receptive) energy, thus producing At the Rime Buddhist Center. Every First Friday. Search for, (816) 520-2247. November 12 & 13 balance and greater power in an individual. Gratitude Open Mic on Facebook for more information. November 6 Advanced Seminar with Steven Acuff Red Moon Lodge Sweat How to See Your Health: The Art of Visual YOGA IN THE PARK IS BACK! KIDS YOGA CLUB Pathfinders Consulting/Diane Davis Reed, at Health Evaluation based on Oriental TradiSaturdays 8:00-9:15 a.m. Every First Saturday for ages 5-12. Learn yoga * have fun Gardens of Delight tions and German Naturopathic Techniques Briarcliff Lake Area. A brilliant way to start your weekend! * balance for busy little minds. 6:30-10:30. Sacred ceremony to pray, cleanse, (an In-Depth Study), 816-520-2247, 816-520-2247 heal and vision. Reserve your place: In this advanced seminar, Steven Acuff, NutriCatherine Martin 816-308-5450. tion and Wellness Expert, will teach particiINTERPLAY Playgroups pants this ancient art in much greater depth. MCKS PRANIC HEALING CLINIC & MEDITATION Community, Creativity, Change! November 6-10 Participants will also learn ways to strengthen Aura cleansing for emotions, pain, addictions. Every Mondays 7-8pm City in Motion Workshops & Readings their self-healing power. Begins Friday 3:00Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Unity Village Fellowship Lounge. Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm 68 Inside Sports With Tricia McCannon, Mysteries Expert, 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 10-5. 8105 Overland Love offering. Rocky Patel, 816.916.1823. Saturday Oct.16 1-2:30pm Plaza Wellspring internationally-renowned clairvoyant, speaker, Park Drive, Overland Park, KS. Cost is $200. Call Devi Wetterer 816-830-7778 bridge "teacher" and author of the new book Registration is required. To register, or for SACRED RELATIONSHIP Facebook Midwest InterPlay Jesus: THE EXPLOSIVE STORY OF THE 30 LOST more information, contact Gia at (913) 4062nd or 3rd Saturday monthly - A beginning tantra class for YEARS AND THE ANCIENT MYSTERY RELIGIONS. 4886 or Or, visit singles and couples to experience the Divine. 7-9pm. Ipsalu YOUTH AERIAL FITNESS CLASS View schedule on. Tantra Kriya Yoga teacher. Leawood. 816-523-4440, For Features many aerial apparatus: silks, trapeze, hoop, flier with topic and date, email smooth rope. Ages 6-15. All levels. Climbing, swinging, deNovember 20 November 7 veloping skills. Fridays 4:15-5:15pm. Exploring Energetic Flow - Reiki I Learn How to Play the Native LEARN BOWENWORK 9 am to 4 pm Saturday American Flute Manual therapy for pain relief, repetitive strain, chronic 6 NCBTMB CE's. $165 2 – 4 p.m. No experience necessary. At Rhythconditions, athletics. Works when nothing else does. OngoNEW STATIC TRAPEZE CLASS Explore human energy anatomy. mic Medicine Center, Instructor: Janalea ing classes OP area: Nancy Pierson 512-750-4012. Alternating Fridays 5:30Learn the basics of hands-on energetic healing Hoffman. $25. Everyone plays a flute! NCBTMB 6:45pm. from a gifted and experienced teacher. Reiki I 913-851-5100. 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October 2010



October 2010

October 2010  

The October issue of Evolving explores metaphysics.