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Unlocking Unlimited Human Potential

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THE SEED EVENT | October 13, 2012 | Vancouver BC

Unlocking Unlimited Human Potential Make no mistake: you can influence your health by your intentions By Adam McLeod (Dreamhealer)

Holistic Addiction Recovery Paradise Valley Wellness Center offers the first truly holistic recovery program in North America By Nirmala Raniga

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Spiritual Solutions Live a Satisfying Enlightened Life By Deepak Chopra M.D.

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Get The Truth In Trends Interview with the World’s #1 Trend Forecaster Gerald Celente By Seed Productions Foundation

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Soul Callings: Tuning In To Your Life Purpose Serving others as the way to finding the Self By Karen McGregor

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Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World Our modern day awareness of interconnectedness is actually the most ancient truth By Jeffrey Armstrong / Kavindra Rishi

Super Immunity Top 10 Superfoods, Superherbs and Super Products that promote the best health and immune system ever! By David Wolfe

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Adam McLeod (Dreamhealer) One of the World’s Most In-Demand Healers LIVE at The SEED Event on October 13

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ake no mistake about it: You can influence your own health by embracing your own intentions. Science is just beginning to understand the mechanisms of healing. Your cells are designed to respond and adapt to their environment. Your eyes, ears and sense of touch are all designed to inform your brain of environmental conditions. The environment that you create through your perception is more important than the reality of your physical environment. This is evident when the same event can lead to very different reactions in different people. You are the one who dictates not only how you perceive your environment, but also how your body reacts to any situation. Your perception of your environment directly influences the functioning of your immune system. You can direct the function of your immune system with intentions. It is very comforting to know that you are in control of your own healing. The potential from this innate healing tool that we all possess is truly unlimited. Modern medicine understands the intricate details of our physical bodies, yet it fails to acknowledge the energy system that governs it. Your intentions are often overlooked when it comes to your healing, but they are one of the most significant factors in your healing process. The concept of energy medicine is not new; in fact, it is ancient and appears throughout history in every culture. For thousands of years, Qi has been the energy force of health described in Oriental medicine. Prana is the vital energy force in Ayervedic medicine.

You are responsible for the wellbeing of every cell in your body....

As I am First Nations I have been a healer in cultural healing events where health is understood in terms of energy. For some unknown reason, modern medicine has ignored this ancient wisdom, choosing to view each of us as separate parts and systems of our physical body. Your body consists of trillions of cells and there are countless chemical reactions taking place every second. All these reactions are influenced by your intentions and the subtle energetic interactions between you and your environment. These subtle energetic interactions have a very strong impact on your health. In many chronic illnesses the immune system and the illness are at a stalemate. Often in these situations all your body needs is an extra little boost of energy to push your body in the right direction on the path to healing. You are responsible for the wellbeing of every cell in your body, just as a parent is responsible for its offspring. Think in terms of parenting your cells, as you provide only what is best for them. Feed your cells the best possible ingredients for optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health. Encourage yourself with positive thoughts, just as you would inspire your child. There is no such thing as an idle or neutral thought. You are 100 percent in control of your perception of your environment. Intentions, as focused thoughts are the key to unlocking your unlimited human potential. At The Seed Event, “Navigating a New World,” you will learn how to focus your intentions prior to experiencing a unique group energy healing session. Your intentions are not limited to health issues; they can be used to improve every aspect of your life. There is a strong emphasis on the science behind healing which will help you to accept and embrace your own healing power as you actively participate in the healing process. The energy in the room during these group treatments is palpable, often creating an energy shift that jumpstarts healing. These group healings are incredibly effective because the positive healing energy from the entire group creates the perfect environment for healing. continued on page 7 > www.seedevent.org 5


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You will leave this conference with the necessary tools to continue your healing with techniques that can easily be integrated into your daily life. True healing requires that you synchronize your conscious and subconscious thought patterns. Visualizations as guided imagery provide conscious focus, and when fueled by emotions they are very powerful as they align with your subconscious thoughts. Healing is an innate ability, which can be enhanced by various teachable techniques and practices. Have the greatest respect for your own ability to heal yourself. Using energy to amplify your healing capacity can be used in conjunction with any medical treatment. Your intentions are powerful tools to help optimize the healing process. The future of medicine is integrative medicine, where alternative and conventional treatments are used together. At the centre of this future model is the patients’ active participation in their own healing process.

In the near future all doctors will encourage their patients to harness their innate healing abilities using their own focused intentions. Become self-empowered as you learn to trust yourself to make the difference in your own health. We are truly awesome beings with limitless potential! At Adam’s presentation, the experience of a group energy treatment is transformational. Your innate ability for healing your physical, emotional and spiritual self is activated as an “attunement” or “healing.” Adam’s presentations attract many healers and heath care professionals who actively seek to implement his techniques into their own work and practices, as well as people from all walks of life who value their health and well-being. For more information about Adam and his books and workshops, check out www.dreamhealer.com ADAM McLEOD holds a B.Sc. First Class Honors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and is a First Nations healer, speaker, and international bestselling author whose books are translated into 21 languages in 35 countries. An international prize winner in the world of alternative medicine, he has been working to bring a scientific framework to maximizing outcomes through the power of harnessed intentions, and has a long list of miraculous healing testimonials to prove it. Get set for a unique experience as Adam presents Unlocking Unlimited Human Potential LIVE at The SEED Event on October 13. See event schedule on page 16 for more info.

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Nirmala Raniga Freedom from Addiction Expert LIVE at The SEED Event October 13

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hen we hear the word “addict” we may visualize a drug user panhandling on the street to get enough money for their next fix. Or an out-of-control alcoholic—falling off the bar stool or embarrassing himself at a family function or business meeting. Eating disorders including bulimia (binge eating and purging), anorexia nervosa (unhealthy restriction of eating) or obesity caused by overeating may all fall into the category of life-threatening addictions, too. Then there are smokers, who may be just as addicted to nicotine as drug users and alcohol abusers are to their substances; and their addiction may be just as life-impoverishing and life-threatening. But there are many more addictions that fly under the radar until the damage they have caused becomes obvious. The list of addictions is as long as there are things to crave, including compulsive gambling, sex, work, running, shopping, toxic relationships and the internet to name a few. Often polite circles of friends smile and add “aholic” to describe their neighbor. She is a workaholic. I’m a shopaholic. He is an exercise-aholic. These are all harmless-sounding portrayals until it is pointed out that the person purchased 10 pairs of shoes in one day! Or their family life is ruined from their compulsion to stay at the office. When the bank forecloses on their mortgage it becomes inherently obvious that their little trips to the casino are out of control. An addict is someone who has become dependent on a habitforming substance, or someone who is occupied or involved in something habitually or compulsively. Addictive behavior is defined as any activity, substance, object, or behaviour that becomes the major focus of a person’s life, during which they withdraw from other activities. For example, a person may become obsessed and constantly think of an object, activity or substance, or seek out and engage in a harm-causing behaviour. Often addicts will compulsively engage in the activity and do it over and over even though they want to stop. It is thought by researchers delving into the many forms of addictions that these behavioural activities may produce betaendorphins in the brain, which make the person feel “high.” Some experts suggest that if a person continues to engage in the activity to achieve this feeling of well-being and euphoria, he may get into an addictive cycle. In so doing, she becomes physically addicted to her own brain chemicals, thus leading to continuation of the behaviour even though it may have negative health or social consequences. Individuals with addictive behaviours often come from psychologically or physically abusive families and 8 www.seedevent.org

may have experienced relief in the behaviours that are now causing so much pain. Understandably, people struggling with addictive behaviours may experience low self-esteem and feel anxious if they do not feel in control over their environment. Paradise Valley Wellness Centre offers the first truly holistic addiction recovery program in North America. In partnership with the world-renowned Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the healing team at Paradise Valley combines the latest breakthroughs in modern Western medicine with the healing arts of the East. Chopra Center co-founders, Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D., developed a recovery method, Freedom from Addiction, unlike any other. The four and six week residential programs offer individuals intensive, personalized treatment addressing the deeper issues at the root of addiction, helping individuals identify and release stored emotional pain, destructive thought-patterns and lifedamaging beliefs. These are replaced with more nurturing, selfempowering behaviours and experiences. In addition, the Centre also offers a one-week Balance, Restoration and Wholeness Program and weekend workshops for those who need to rejuvenate. The goal of the holistic health care experts at Paradise Valley is to restore balance and wholeness in the lives of the people who come for help. The teachings and philosophy include the latest neuroscience research that supports neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself so human beings can create new neural pathways through new experiences. Emotional pain can be identified and experienced with safety and support not previously possible. This “re-wiring” can produce new empowering, liberating experiences. New choices that nourish the mind, body and spirit, can be revealed, thus bringing about healing and transformation. For more info on how to move beyond self-destructive habits and transform your life, visit www.paradisevalleywellnesscentre. com or visit us in person at The Seed Event. NIRMALA RANIGA is the Founder/Director of Paradise Valley Wellness Center, an addictions treatment center affiliated with The Chopra Center based on the most advanced and sustainable methods of healing. Nominated for a Women of Distinction Award, Nirmala has been compassionately committed to helping drug addicts get clean for over two decades. Hear Nirmala LIVE at The SEED Event on Oct 13 as she speaks on The Nature of Addictions, how we all have them, and what to do about it. See event schedule on page 16 for more info.


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Deepak Chopra, M.D. Top 5 Speaker in the World LIVE at The SEED Event October 13

Spiritual Solutions

“The secret is that the level of the problem is never the level of the solution” – Deepak Chopra

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o one will disagree that life brings challenges, but step back for a moment and ask the deeper question—why? Why is life so difficult? No matter what advantages you are born with—money, intelligence, an appealing personality, a sunny outlook, or good social connections—none of these provides a magic key to an easy existence. Somehow life manages to bring problems, the cause of untold suffering and struggle. How you meet your challenges makes all the difference between success and failure. Is there a reason for this, or is life simply a random series of events that keeps us off balance and barely able to cope? Spirituality begins with a decisive answer to that question. It says that life isn’t random. There is pattern and purpose inside every existence. The reason that challenges arise is simple: to make you more aware of your inner purpose. If the spiritual answer is true, there should be a spiritual solution to every problem—and there is. The answer doesn’t lie at the level of the problem, even though most people focus all their energies at that level. The spiritual solution lies beyond. When you can take your awareness outside the place where struggle is ever-present, two things happen at the same time: your awareness expands, and, new answers begin to appear. When awareness expands, events that seem random actually aren’t. A larger purpose is trying to unfold through you.

A larger purpose is trying to unfold through you.

It doesn’t take much imagination to feel the sudden change of awareness that these situations provoke. Panic, anxiety, anger, and apprehension flood your mind; the result of brain changes as the lower brain takes precedent over the higher brain, triggering the release of adrenaline as part of an array of physical responses known as the stress response. Any feeling is both mental and physical. The brain gives a precise representation of what the mind is experiencing, drawing on infinite combinations of electrochemical signals coursing through one hundred billion neurons. A brain researcher can pinpoint with ever-increasing accuracy exactly those regions that produce such changes. What cannot be seen on an MRI is the mental event that incites all these changes, because the mind functions at the invisible level of awareness or consciousness. Spirituality deals with your state of awareness. It isn’t the same as medicine or psychotherapy. Medicine deals in the physical aspect where bodily changes occur. Psychotherapy deals in a specific difficulty, such as anxiety, depression, or mental illness. Spirituality confronts awareness directly; it aims to produce higher consciousness. In our society, this is seen as much less real than other ways of approaching problems. In times of trouble, people cope as best as they can with a swirling confusion of fear, anger, mood swings, and everyday struggle. It doesn’t even occur to them to pair the two words spiritual and solution in the same sentence. This points to a limited vision about what spirituality really is, and what it can do. For more, visit www.deepakchopra.com

DEEPAK CHOPRA is a top international speaker and best-selling author of more than 64 translated into over 35 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. He is the Founder of The Chopra Foundation, Co-Founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization. Heralded as “One of the Top 100 Heroes and Icons of the Century,” Chopra offers us the encouragement necessary to face adversity, transform obstacles into opportunities, and live a satisfying, enlightened life. Experience his legendary guidance LIVE at The SEED Event on Oct 13. See the event schedule on page 16 for more info. 10 www.seedevent.org


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Gerald Celente World’s #1 Trend Forecaster LIVE at The SEED Event October 13

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Interview with the World’s #1 Trend Forecaster By Seed Productions Foundation

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eed Productions Foundation Interviews the “World’s #1 Trends Forecaster.” Gerald Celente speaks with us on the upcoming Seed Event, thinking for yourself and some predictions for the near future.

SEED: Let’s jump right in and ask you to comment on The SEED Event taking place on Saturday October 13, 2012 in Vancouver, tell us about it. How are you directly involved?

...if you are awake and aware you find out the truth that is within you...

Celente: Seed Productions Foundation contacted me after hearing my interviews from various other media. The SEED Event is very different from most of the presentations that I give. What is interesting is this is the kind of audience I relate to genuinely. The first book I ever worked on was called “Natural Healing,” back in 1986. I also have an honorary doctorate in complimentary medicine from the National University of Health Sciences. That said, it doesn’t matter if I am talking in the United States or Europe to a room full of bureaucrats and business folks, the message is always the same: “here are the facts everyone—wake up.” My motto at the Trends Research Institute and the Trends Journal is “Think for Yourself.” That was passed on to me by my father.

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SEED: How do you identify with the audience? Celente: The SEED Event is a learning experience. You go there with an open mind, wanting to obtain information that is going to improve your life, rather than going to an event so you can hear people reinforce your ideologies and what you already know. I was very much involved in the first new age movement, which began in the ‘70s and went through to the mid ‘90s. I lived in Reinbeck, which is where the Omega Institute is. I began meditating back in the early ‘80s and took Tai Chi and have practiced close-combat for 25 years. Now there’s this huge vacuum and people are searching for the truth. This “age” is for everyone. People are waking up all over the world in all walks of life, all professions, communities and households— everywhere. And this is what The SEED Event reflects…you go to this event to help find the truth and if you are awake and aware you find out the truth that is within you—the same truth in all of us. SEED: You’re speaking on “The Future of Life as We Know It—Environment, Economy, Globalization.” Can you give us a bit of a summary? Celente: Everyone is looking to the future, but most people featured in the mainstream continued on page 15 >


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media are bringing more of the same. The future is dim and people have become walking zombies. The people who want to progress (and that’s what’s going to happen) will go to The SEED Event. People there are searching for a future that’s richer than what’s now and that has integrity built into it as part of the DNA. SEED: OK, let’s focus a bit more on The Trends Research Institute you founded. What are the major trends occupying you right now? Celente: Right now the major trend that is occupying me is the American election, the European debt crisis, the Syrian war, and the push by America, Israel and NATO for expanding war in Syria and Iran. Time for class-warfare, baby! People are losing it. They’re losing it in Greece. They’re losing it in Spain. They’re losing it in Egypt and Tunisia. I remember when I was 18 years old; I went to see the movie, “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote. It was these two guys who were terrorizing this farm family and they were overdosing on aspirin if I remember. That’s an everyday occurrence now. How many people get blown away everyday…it’s a common occurrence now. I read about it all the time. Guy kills his ex-wife and her boyfriend and the mother. That’s today’s news. It’s happening everywhere. Nothing is going to change this until the individual changes, and again that is what The Seed Event is about. There is no leader to lead you; you’re the leader, you create your future. Why would you let anybody else create the future for you? SEED: Update us on some predictions. Any changes in business tactics or analysis? Celente: Yes. This is the time to make sure that you are secure. Make sure that your money is where you want it and where you can get it. Make sure someone else isn’t holding it for you. Be prepared for the worst. In my 32 years of forecasting trends, never have I been more troubled about what’s going on in the world today and where the future is heading. And I said this to others, talking to my subscribers, I have had strong premonitions before, which were born out by events, but only once before have I ever had a premonition as powerful as this. You can go to my forecast page that came out 10 months before 9/11 when I forecasted my top trends of 2001, that Americans wouldn’t be safe at home or abroad. On December 14, 2000, USA Today used this headline

when reporting on my forecasts: “2001 Will Not be Our Year, Trend Seer Says.” It began with the warning, “Get ready America! If the Trendmeister’s prediction is on target, 2001 will be no walk in the park.” That was right before 9/11. I feel that kind of premonition now. I feel a great unraveling. I see the very first great war of the 21st century unfolding in front of us. Riots in Spain, riots in Greece. Turmoil in Egypt and Tunisia. Riots in Bahrain and Yemen. Civil war in Syria, the Sudan, Congo and throughout Africa. Poverty is rampant and raging in South Africa. China’s economy is falling back to 2009 levels. There’s no salvaging the European Union, it’s only going to get worse. SEED: Any final thoughts or a few more predictions for 2012? Celente: I still believe that gold and silver prices are going to skyrocket and that digital money is not going to be worth the paper it’s not printed on. I am also very fearful there is going to be an economic crash. They are going to close banks and you are not going to be able to get your money out. It’s happening in Europe now. It was one of the top trends we wrote about in 2012. Bank Holidays. I am concerned about a collapse, I am concerned about war, I am concerned about terror, false flag or real. An economic martial law is already in place and it’s going to expand around the world. I am most concerned about a major geo-political event and an economic crisis. There is no solving the European debt crisis. The only thing they can keep doing is pumping more money into it…but the Ponzi scheme is about to end. What other scheme-dream they come up with, no one knows. But we are facing a timeline analogous to the Crash of ‘29 and the start of World War II. The only thing that will stop a rerun is the human spirit … but the human spirit needs a lot of work! It’s going to take a lot of hard work to reverse this thing. For more on Gerald Celente and to subscribe to The Trends Journal visit www.trendsresearch.com This interview was done in partnership with The Daily Bell. Visit www.thedailybell.com

Forecasting trends since 1980, Gerald Celente is the Founder of the Trends Research Institute, author of the highly acclaimed best selling books, “Trend Tracking” and “Trends 2000” (Warner Books) and publisher of the Trends Journal. His insight, thoughtfulness, and candor translate into a comprehensive understanding of global, economic, and social movement. A favorite of major media, Celente has been featured by nearly every major media outlet in the United States and Europe. Articulate, vivid & entertaining, Gerald’s talk at The SEED Event on “The Future of Life As We Know It—Environment, Economy, Globalization” will give you great insight into the unfolding global landscape and inspire you to take steps within it. Don’t miss him LIVE on October 13. See the event schedule on page 16 for more info. www.seedevent.org 15


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Karen McGregor Intuition Expert LIVE at The SEED Event October 13

Soul Callings: Tuning In To Your Life Purpose “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” – Oprah Winfrey

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ith the arrival of 2012 and shifts happening globally, many people are struggling to adapt to change, questioning their identity, and what is truly important in life. They find themselves asking, “What is my true purpose? What steps can I take to realize this purpose?” In working with clients around the world who are coping with major life transitions, I’ve noticed that life purpose is usually approached from an intellectual standpoint. There is an internal debate of, “Where do I go from here, what do I do?” as well as listing pros and cons, consulting experts, and researching the latest data. By the time people come to me many of them have tried these strategies already, often with few results. The lack of results is a great place to start getting clear on your life purpose. In fact, focus on the uncertainty and embrace it as you would your lover. Dance with it rather than trying to control it. Feel all the emotion associated to it and let it flow through you without judgment. As you become comfortable with the gift of not knowing, you will find yourself on the journey from your head to your heart, from intellect to intuition. You will find the space within that is necessary to quiet the noisy mind and tune in to your soul’s deepest calling.

...be aware of the...ways that your soul speaks to you.

As this space emerges, be aware of the many ways that your soul speaks to you. You may receive messages that you hear as a voice within; you may experience sensations in your body that guide you to stop, or move forward in your path; you may have dreams or images in your mind’s eye that support the decision you’ve been thinking of making. Pay attention to the synchronicities that unfold, each one acting as guidance in your personal life purpose. If you are unsure about the meaning of these serendipitous moments or any intuitive messages you receive, seek further clarity by engaging your intuition in dialogue and questioning. In this way, your intuition will grow and become a part of your daily life. Above all, Soul Callings become clear when we are in alignment with love—love for self, others, all of life. The reason for this is simple: when you give and receive love unconditionally, you emit a high vibrational frequency that is a match with the frequency of discovering and fulfilling a Soul Calling. Rather than asking, “What is my purpose? You might instead begin with, “What do I have to offer? How may I serve?” Each time you focus with unwavering commitment to being in loving service to others and offering your gifts, you are one with the dynamic, creative force of love that aligns you with your Soul Calling. To learn more about Karen’s upcoming classes and retreats visit www.karenmcgregor.ca

KAREN McGREGOR M.Ed., nominated for a Women of Excellence Award, is a best-selling author and speaker who has been presenting to groups of all ages for over 20 years. Skilled at identifying success practices and their connection to the power of intuition, she has assisted hundreds of men and women to open to the intuitive wisdom of their heart, achieve clarity and activate their life purpose. There is an innate desire in each of us to live our deepest purpose, don’t miss Karen LIVE at The SEED Event on Oct 13. See event schedule on page 16 for more info. 18 www.seedevent.org


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Jeffrey Armstrong Western Master of Eastern Wisdom LIVE at The SEED Event October 13

Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World By Jeffrey Armstrong / Kavindra Rishi

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odern science is trying to unlock the secrets of matter in order to empower our life on planet Earth. In some ways scientists have succeeded. We have learned to heat or cool our homes throughout the year. We even try to control the weather for Olympic events. We routinely travel across the planet in ways undreamt of previously. Through technology many diseases have been eradicated, surgery has gone to new heights, and we routinely communicate with any place on the globe. But even though ancient cultures provided much of the theory that created technological science, few moderns understand how truly advanced the ancients were in so many ways. Our current progress has a darker side; in the rush to change how we live, much harm has been done, leaving us with serious challenges. In many places, people are still starving; numerous species have been exterminated, while more are endangered. Weapons of mass destruction are in the hands of people who think it is acceptable to harm civilians as the “casualties” of war. We have allowed greed to become the engine of economic growth. Naked self-interest rules where nobility, compassion, and clarity should be. We are 30 years beyond peak oil, with our population growing exponentially, and climate change is the elephant in the room no one wants to recognize.

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If “human science” doesn’t catch up with our technological power, all we have gained will be in grave danger. The question hour is: “Is it even possible to cooperate with one another in a spirit of love and respect?” The ancients thought so, and developed a proven technology for creating peace and harmony! Their legacy of historical wisdom preceded us by tens of thousands of years in cultures from Egypt to India, to China and the Far East. This includes many indigenous cultures from around the world. Archeological evidence now shows conclusively that the ancient global civilizations left behind a highly advanced legacy of wisdom—a kind of science or Technology of the Evolving Self—which was intended to unite humans into a global and regional confederation based on mutual respect and universal truths. This system of universal knowledge viewed a co-operative spirit of kindness as central to the preservation of all life. These ancients wanted to create a sustainable life that is beneficial for ALL beings, not just those of one state or region. In my own search over the last 40 years, I and many other scholars have concluded that India is the leader among those cultures, and for the last 10,000 years she has remained the largest repository of this ancient culture of sustainability. One of the key reasons for this is India’s ancient understanding of the importance of sound vibration, and the need for a perfect language that would hold its meaning accurately over aeons of time. That perfect language is called Sanskrit and, believe me, it is not a dead language as some of its detractors like to say. In India there is a vast library of spiritual and scientific information, much of it yet to be translated, that are the roots from which yoga, ayurvedic medicine, astronomy, astrology, physics, geometry, organic farming, vegetarianism, and the great science of healing through Sound Vibration Technology or Mantra Science has arisen just to name a few.


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To this day, some of the most brilliant minds in remembered history have been the yogis, mystics and rishis of India. In these ancient texts it is said that all of creation and all that now exists is, in fact, a dense form of divine sound vibration. In fact, they proposed that we are not just what we eat, or think, but the sum total of all that is vibrated through and around us. This is the place at which the scientific and the spiritual converge into a single holistic view. As this awareness of the interconnectedness of all that exists continues to grow and spread, so does the hope that we will find a way to harness and contain our new powers and abilities for the good of all. The ancients taught that our true self is an eternal soul or atma. Our bodies and everything around and within us, no matter how distant, is wirelessly connected to one another. We now experience this every day as cell phones and mobile devices connect every one of us into a single being and reality. We are one and individual, connected yet simultaneously autonomous. The ancients explained how our cells are like cell phones that can connect to anything through mantra and the power of sound vibration. They also said that we are in charge of the quality of our “vibration instrument,” its daily maintenance and performance.

Today there are over 100 million yoga practitioners worldwide, beyond politics, religion, and nationalism. They are united by a single universal wish—that we may learn to live together with respect, affection, caring, grace, and abundance, and that all may find their own connection to the Source of Life, so that we may live on Earth co-operatively. This “Namaste culture” is one of the reasons that India has survived for thousands of years, never using violence or coercion to conquer other countries to spread its culture. There is a saying that India was conquered with gunpowder, and now India conquers the world with curry powder—and today we can add Yoga to that mix. This Technology of the Evolving Self has been spreading on its own for the last 100 years as the Yoga movement. Yoga does not mean simply mean body postures or asanas or breathing techniques—though these are valuable components of Yoga. The true essence of Yoga is a long-term view of the human journey. It is the ancient technology that extracts the full potential from our immortal conscious self. Yoga actually means to form a sustainable union with all of existence—culminating in a steady connection with the Source of All that is. To learn more about Jeffrey Armstrong & The Vedic Academy of Science & Arts please visit http://www.jeffreyarmstrong.com

JEFFREY ARMSTRONG is a former Silicon Valley Executive and motivational speaker to Fortune 500 companies who trained as a Monk in the traditional way for over five years. Best-selling author and award-winning poet, he has studied and taught ancient Eastern philosophy for over 40 years. His innovative fusion of Western technology and Eastern wisdom has been highly sought after by CEOs, celebrities, youth groups & more. Jeffrey explains how a universal instinctual need for balance has led to the unprecedented popularity of Yoga in the West; see him LIVE at The SEED Event on Oct 13 and discover why the latest tools for achieving success, may just be the most ancient truths. See the event schedule on page 16 for more info.

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David Wolfe World’s Leading Nutrition Expert LIVE at The SEED Event on October 13

Super Immunity

Superfoods, Superherbs and Super Products That Promote the Best Health and Immune System Ever

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our immune system is vast and complex. It is designed to detoxify your body as well as protect your body from illness and foreign invaders. Harmful bacteria, viruses, calcium-forming micro-organisms and candida are part of our world. Unfortunately, so are toxic chemicals, including everything from pesticides to car pollution. In our world these harmful micro-organisms and toxic chemicals assault our immune system c o n s i s t e n t l y. Coupled with these assaults are the daily stresses of life and their deleterious effects upon us. All of these add up to a weakened immune system: colds and flus, coughs, chronic health problems, skin disorders, digestive distress, nervous conditions, chronic fatigue and even cancer. When the body has too much to deal with, it stops being able to get rid of its waste efficiently and requires more support to fight off what is attacking it. Fortunately, our immune system can be improved and empowered to such a point that not only can the harmful microbes be halted and the chemicals detoxified, but also a “stress defense shield” may be built up that can drive off the effects of daily stress.

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I believe the best way to activate genius within the immune system is by ingesting certain superherbs and superfoods, taking probiotics and cultured foods, minimizing toxic food exposure by eating pure organic raw-living foods and making appropriate healthy lifestyle improvements. In 400 BC Hippocrates said, “Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Both aspects of this phrase must be considered—not just food as medicine, but also medicine as food—that means superfoods (the most nutrient-rich plant foods in the world) and tonic superherbs (herbs that can be taken regularly like food). Out of 40,000 herbs used worldwide, perhaps only 50-60 of them are tonic superherbs. These superherbs should be taken for long periods, because, like all tonics, they are more like food and they build health treasures within and nourish our “stress defense shield.” Whenever possible, try to include the following superfoods, superherbs, and super products in your daily regime: Reishi Mushroom: Reishi is Queen of the Medicinal Mushrooms and is considered an “elixir of immortality; protecting us from the onslaught of viruses, bacteria, unwanted guests, pollution, chemicals, molds, Ginseng root and the toxicity that we are often subjected to in our world. continued on page 28 >


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Super Immunity

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Reishi helps build up our “stress defense shield” creating feelings of well-being within in spite of outer stresses. Chaga Mushroom: Chaga is the King of the Medicinal Mushrooms and contains the highest amounts of antitumour compounds of any herb. Chaga is also extremely high in nourishing phytochemicals, nutrients, and freeradical scavenging antioxidants, especially melanin. Chaga is second only to cacao in antioxidant content and is the most powerful cancer-fighting herb known. Gynostemma: In the People’s Republic of China, gynostemma has been identified as the most medicinal of all the Chinese herbs, containing 120 saponins—all of which possess unique and specific health-giving properties. Gynostemma is a true tonic, you can take it or make tea out of it nearly every day with benefits that accrue the more you consume it. Gypenoside 49 (49th of the 120 saponins) has been identified as a telomerase activator that “youthens” us genetically. Ginseng: Known throughout the world for its amazing energy restoring and strength-building properties, ginseng is an adaptogen that helps our bodies “adapt” to stressful environmental conditions. Ginseng root can boost energy, induce mental alertness and increase endurance. Ginseng also helps fight pain and alleviate radiation damage to healthy tissues. Chlorella: Chlorella is a natural, green, micro-algae, superfood detoxifier. It contains high levels of complete protein with properties that bond with heavy metals and chemical toxins, helping to eliminate them from the brain and nervous system. Zeolites: Zeolites are a form of unique, volcanic mineral compounds that attract heavy metals, chemicals and other pollutants (e.g. radioactive isotopes), capturing them and allowing their easy removal from the body. Zeolites have been shown to have anti-viral and cancer-fighting effects. Shilajit: Contains 80 plus minerals and fulvic acid which assists in the removal of toxins, improves nutrition to cells and helps restore electricity to the blood. It is an Ayurvedic mineral-herb which translates as the “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” Astragalus Root: One of the most potent immune tonics used to improve the lungs, strengthen muscles, increase metabolism, reduce stress, and strengthen the genetics. Camu Camu Berry: This plant-derived Vitamin C source will super boost your immune system, helps repair connective tissue and is one of the most concentrated supplies of Vitamin C in the world, and a powerful antioxidant. Probiotics: Consuming a combination of good quality probiotics and cultured and fermented foods like coconut kefir will lead to enhanced immunity. Probiotic bacteria are symbiotic allies to your body that help: fight viruses, candida and other infections; produce B vitamins; and assist in detoxification. Probiotics help build up that “stress defense shield.” We live in a time of unprecedented abundance. Through the Internet and the advancing health freedoms we are all enjoying, 28 www.seedevent.org

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Reishi helps build up our “stress defense shield”...

we have easy access to these superfoods, superherbs and super health products. When you start investigating and using these substances consistently and regularly, you will notice that your immunity will is enhanced step-by-step. Your thoughts will have more clarity. Your overall energy will increase. You will also likely sleep better and perform better in athletic activities. Your overall productivity will improve. Digestive distress decreases. Feelings of well-being begin to dominate your life. Superfoods and tonic superherbs can be added into anyone’s diet. Simply begin with the first one or few that you’re drawn to and go from there. Get out a blender and have fun. Make different teas with the superherbs or smoothies with the superfoods. Better yet, take your superherb tea and blend it with your superfoods to make the best elixirs ever. For more on David Wolfe and the products mentioned here visit www.longevitywarehouse.com DAVID WOLFE is an international best-selling author and world authority on raw foods and Superfoods. He holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition, and has a background in science & mechanical engineering. An expert in the fields of natural health, beauty, nutrition, herbalism & raw chocolate, David has over 15 years of dedicated experience understanding the delicate chemistry & mechanics of the human body. Recently named celebrity spokesperson for the new Magic Bullet, see David Wolfe LIVE at The SEED Event on Oct 13 and learn to easily add Living Nutrition to your life! See the event schedule on page 16 for more info.


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Art For An Oil-Free Coast By Chris Genovali, Executive Director, Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Fifty artists — some of the country’s most celebrated and many who are First Nations — have taken up paintbrushes and carving tools to portray Canada’s fragile “raincoast” — one they feel is threatened by Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline and supertanker project. A network of coastal lodges, tour boat operators and businesses donated or discounted their services enabling the artists to explore some of the most spectacular and remote locations of British Columbia’s central and north coast. Over a twoweek expedition this past June they depicted the rich biodiversity and ecological elements of the forest, intertidal, and ocean zones, and the people, flora and fauna that have lived there for thousands of years. Their goal is to bring attention to the dramatic beauty and ecological diversity of B.C.’s central and north coast that will be at risk if tankers are permitted to ship tar sands oil through the region’s narrow and dangerous channels. The resulting works, combined with prose and poetry, will be published this fall as an art book titled Canada’s Raincoast at Risk: Art for an Oil-Free Coast, scheduled for publication in the fall of 2012. The original artworks, donated by the artists, will become part of a traveling art show to raise public awareness of what is at stake on this priceless coast and why it needs to be kept oil-free. “This is one of the most rich and beautiful biotic zones on planet Earth and it could be utterly destroyed,” adds Canadian icon Robert Bateman, who was part of the June expedition.

The Art for an Oil-Free Coast project is being coordinated and supported by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, a non-profit sciencebased environmental organization. Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by our research to protect the lands, waters and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. For more information, please visit www.raincoast.org.

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