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table of contents House Plants Laurie RIspoli
The “An�-Resolu�on” New Year Dr. Deb Castaldo
A Rockland County Na�ve on Trauma
Peter S. Kahrmann
Co�age Views Classic Rock News Holiday Shopping Guide
Michael A. Cimino
Team In Training Program Diandra Kodl
Mee�ng Locally, Reaching Globally Glen Keene, Bill Constain
Sober University Radio Show Cheryl Adler
table of contents The Uncommon Partnership of a Healer and a Mys�c
Russ Mason, M.S.
Human Microphone Chant
The “Transi�on” Movement
Drawing Back the Curtains on the Secrets to Success
New Radio Program
Sir Real Fashion
NVT Event Guide
weekly guide to theatre events
RWR Program Guide
weekly guide to live Internet broadcasts + archives
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Rockland World Radio the [local Internet broadcast leader] is gearing up for its 8th season. No small task, considering the hold traditional media has had in convincing the public they’re the only game in town. The Internet will no longer be looked upon as a passing phase - digital is here to stay. Worldwide, the broadcasting industry is being turned on its head by the Internet. It’s no different locally, where technological advances — online and otherwise — are taking place at an unprecedented pace and leaving a wave of uncertainty in their wake. But it’s all about opportunity, not catastrophe. “For advertisers there’s the ability to better target audiences online where they are better deﬁned. Financial people have a better idea of how their budgets are being used. For consumers there’s the ability to watch or listen to programming whenever and wherever they want — they decide, guided in some form by broadcasters. Nothing illustrates this more effectively than the rise of YouTube, now owned by Google. Take the stats: YouTube receives approximately 2 billion views a day — more than double the prime-time audience of the three major American TV networks combined. Last year more than 13 million hours of video were uploaded to the site, and 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute. Put another way, more video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the three major American networks have created in 60 years.
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Chinese New Year: 2012 The Year of the Dragon The Chinese Year 4710 begins on Jan. 23, 2012 The Water Dragon : 1952 and 2012
1904 * 1916 * 1928 * 1940 * 1952 * 1964 * 1976 * 1988 * 2000 The Dragon Peronality The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to ﬁnd and slay. In Eastern philosophy, the Dragon is said to be a deliverer of good fortune and a master of authority. Therefore, those people born in Dragon years are to be honored and respected.
The Water Dragon Water calms the Dragon’s ﬁre. Water allows the Dragon to re-direct its enthusiasm, and is therfore more perceptive of others. Water Dragons are able to step back to re-evaluate a situation because they understand the art of patience and do not desire the spotlight like other Dragons. They make smart decisions and are able to see eye-to-eye with people. However, their actions can go wrong if they do not research or if they do not ﬁnish one project before starting another.
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Mayan Calendar Predicts the End
Dec. 21, 2012 The ancient Mayans have predeicted the world will come to an end on Dec. 21, 2012.
The 2012 Prophecy Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the ﬁfth cycle of the Ancient Maya Long Court Calendar.The Mayan people believe that this date marks the end of the world. They don’t mean the end as in a physcial level (natrual or man made disaster) but the end as we know it and a start of something new. According to Dr. Mark Van Stone, “the one ancient inscription that explicitly mentions 2012 says that a god, whose name is Bolon Yokte, which means something like ‘many are his supports,’ will come down and get dressed up.” But that’s not all, the date in the Maya calendar is a very signiﬁcant number thirteen, zero, zero, zero, zero. Modern scholars and others believe this is going to be a transformational date because it’s been counting up for 5000 years since the beginning of this creation, and the date of this creation is not written as 0000 but as 13000 and like a clock at midnight it supposedly restarted on that date. theories, phrophecies, skeptics....
...so which will it be the end, or the beginning??? modernmetrozine
Laurie Rispoli on House Plants Laurie Lago Rispoli, Tappan, Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland
Q. I want to bring some color into the house during the winter months. Can you suggest some blooming houseplants? A. Depending on the light, humidity and temperature levels in your home, you have many plants to choose from. Here are just a few. African violets (Saintpaulia ionantha) bloom all year long and come in a variety of colors. They like medium light (a bright east-facing window), a temperature range of 65–80oF and average humidity. Christmas (Schlumbergera truncata) and Easter cactus (Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri), both original to the forests of Brazil, bloom in shades of white, pink, rose, red and. They like medium light for growth, but require high light for ﬂowering. They prefer temperatures of 60–80oF and average humidity. Too much water will cause the ﬂower buds to drop prematurely. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum spp.) is a striking plant with dark green leaves and white ﬂowers; it usually blooms in the spring. It prefers low light, 60-80oF and average humidity. The potting soil should remain moist, to avoid wilting.
The graceful Calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) has dark green leaves accented by sculpted white cups with a yellow spike in the center. It requires bright light, moderate humidity and 60-85oF temperatures. Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) is a compact succulent with bright ﬂowers over waxy green leaves. It requires high light (south or west window), average humidity and 55–80oF temperatures. With their red, white or pink blossoms and heart shaped leaves, cyclamens (Cyclamen persicum) are a holiday favorite. They require bright light, average humidity and 50–70oF temperatures, with cool temperatures preferred for long-lasting blooms.
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids) is a stately beauty with solid colors ranging from dark red to white and variegated ones. Amarillys require high light (, average humidity and prefers 70–85o temperatures. No matter which plant you choose, make sure you use a good potting mix and pots that allow water to drain out onto a saucer. To provide enough humidity for your plants during the dry winter months, place the saucer on a tray ﬁlled with small stones and water. Finally, use a fertilizer appropriate to houseplants to maintain vigor and prolonged bloom. Houseplants not only add beauty and life to your home, but also help purify the air that you and your family breathe. And while most houseplants are safe, keep in mind that some, if ingested, will make pets and small children sick. Before choosing a plant, check ﬁrst with your local Cornell Cooperative Extension to make sure that the plants you bring into your home do not pose any risk to pets and young children.
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02/10 - 02/11 - 02/12 & a Special Valentines Day Performance
You were expecting Ever want to see a ‘hilbilly gothic’ theater performance?
. . . flowers?
Ric Siler will deliver that with “Old Hickory.” at The Nyack Village Theatre February 10th - 12th and a special evening performance on Valentine’s Day. The play is about a man with two problems: his ex-wife and his knife. Let the hilbilly gothic madness commence!
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The “An�-Resolu�on” New Year
Help! I’ve fallen off the “New Year’s Resolution” wagon and I can’t get up!!! Like most of us, you may have secretly continued to eat those leftover holiday goodies, run out of the gym in sheer terror, settled back into the comfort of an unhappy relationship, and used your list of dreams as a lining for the kitty litter! Despite good intentions to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthy, get out of a bad relationship, and pursue long standing dreams, many of us ﬁnd ourselves failing miserably a few weeks into the New Year. After the traditional December 31 frenzy to create resolutions, the initial burst of energy and expectations can quickly disappear into oblivion as we settle back into real responsibilities and the doldrums of a long winter that still lies ahead. Fear not! You are not a failure and you are not alone! The pressure to create artiﬁcial resolutions is what trips us up. They rarely stick!
The “Anti Resolution” New Year! Instead of dreaded “resolutions”, approach the New Year as an opportunity to look at the bigger picture of your life with RESOLVE! This can be a wonderful opportunity to review and PUSH ON in the direction you want to go! Take the time to look at your life up until now, and how it is unfolding. Think of your life experience like a tree growing stronger with each year that passes. It is expectable that we will all face many dilemmas and decision points as we move through the times of our lives, just as there are many twists and turns as a tree’s branches grow. New growth blossoms as the dead wood and old leaves fall away. As you begin to consider this year, and the overall bigger picture of your life, consider what you need to let fall away and what new growth you can nourish in yourself. Approaching life challenges from a posi-
“The Hands” copyright rLo Artwork tion of peacefulness and acceptance is
much more productive than the exercise of creating phony, limiting resolutions! As life unfolds, we can realize that “good” and “bad” experiences are not necessarily either “good” or “bad”. Remember that every experience in your life can be useful and hold unique meaning for you! Questions of Resolve Instead of mundane questions such as how much do I want to weigh?, how many times a week do I want to exercise?, how much money do I want to have?, why not focus your thoughts in a different direction? A great way to start a new year is by focusing your thoughts on meaningful questions. Center yourself on the process of questioning and thinking, not on results and outcome. Let the answers ﬂow from your sense of self and intuition. Focus on your intentions, and then let go! Trust the process! Here is a list of 10 questions that can serve as a starting point to focus on what you RESOLUTELY want for your life: 1. What is the “BIGGER PICTURE” of my life journey and the direction that I want to go in? 2. What do I INTEND for my life not just for this year but for years to come? 3. What do I feel in my gut is my PURPOSE in this life? 4. Where am I going? 5. What MUST I BE? 6. What MUST I GIVE?
7. What MUST I DO with my special talents? 8. At the end of the day, what am I really passionate about? 9. How can I improve myself each day? Even just a little? 10. What can I give to someone else each day? Even just a little? Keeping It Going: Action! Once you are clear about your intentions and are asking yourself meaningful questions, then it is time to act! Focus on the process of CREATING your dreams and goals, not just writing them down and wishing for them! Take massive action, one step at a time in the direction of what you intend! Do at least ONE thing each day to further your goals and your growth. Here are a few simple practice exercises to keep the action going: 1. Create YOUR Headline News Story Imagine one year from now. Project yourself into the future and visualize an experience or achievement you really, really want. Now imagine a story about you on the front page of your favorite newspaper. Now create the headline! NEWS FLASH! TODAY……. (Your Name)………………. …………………………………………… ………………….. Now starting at your LAST action a year from now, think about how you got there, work backwards and write down
all the actions you took. Work back to today. Fold up your news story and hide it somewhere! Intend, let go, and GO FOR IT! 2. Create a Gratitude Note Project yourself to a year from now. Write down all the things that have not yet happened that you will be thankful for at this future point in time. Say in present tense… “I am thankful for”…. Hide several copies of the note in places where you are likely to bump into it throughout the year. 3. Create a Bucket List Write down 50 things that you want to experience this year. Keep the list with you in a pocket book or wallet. As you achieve them, cross off the list and add more!!! 4. Create a “Brainstorming Map” of your Dreams and Goals Map out your dreams on a large piece of paper. Let the ideas ﬂow and build one from another. Keep on drawing until you have exhausted all the ideas from your brain. 5. List your Childhood Talents and Passions Get in touch with talents and passions you had as a child that you can resurrect and bring back into your adult life. What did you love that you have lost track of or forgotten?
Eye of the Tiger! Don’t Blink! Now that you are tuning into your sense of what you want for your life and beginning to act, let’s review the idea of RESOLUTION. Resolution simply means to act with resolve. Being RESOLUTE means forming a clear purpose, making a clear decision after reﬂection, and staying FIRMLY on that purpose! In other words, get the eye of the tiger and don’t blink! Stay on your purpose! Keep acting with resolution! If you feel you are beginning to waiver as time progresses, I give you here a few inspiring ideas from various authors that have been helpful to me: 1. Follow your bliss and doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors 2. Let your life ﬂow 3. Intend and let go 4. Have faith in things not seen 5. Dream the absurd and you will achieve the impossible 6. Take massive action 7. Stay on purpose 8. Have no fear 9. Get back to child like joy 10. Stay in the moment
In ending I give you the words of the famous poet Henry David Thoreau: “ If you advance conﬁdently in the direction of your own dreams, endeavoring to live the life that you have imagined, you will meet with success unexpected in common hour.” So get going NOW in the direction of your own dreams, keep the eye of the tiger on your way, and Happy “Anti-Resolution” New Year to you and yours! -Dr. Deb
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Change: As seen through the eyes of a lifelong Nyacker by Daniel Windheim I am a lifelong Nyacker; was born at Nyack hospital in the 1960’s, and raised in a white house with black shudders right down at the bottom of ﬁfth avenue. I attended Upper Nyack elementary school; Hill top middle school, Nyack Juinior High School, and graduated from Nyack High In June, 1981. As the years have gone by I have seen numerous changes in our Nyack; stores have come and gone, some have changed places where they are located; restaurants have ﬂourished, and some have burnt down, been crashed into, changed hands, or even none of the above. My brother-in-law has a great saying; “the only thing that is constant is change”. I understand this idea but do believe that some people ﬁght this change, or rather keep the status quo’.It is easier
to keep things familiar, and avoid the unknown, then to try something new and out of ones comfort zone. As for Nyack, it has seen change in many areas over the years and has made the best of things, or even learned that what was previously thought of as not good, could in fact be good or even better. No one likes something that makes them feel uncomfortable or awkward, but we all can learn to be ﬂexible and open to new ideas and opportunities. To challenge to our selves in 2012 to try something new and out of the ordinary. This will be an example to neighboring towns and hamlets of Rockland County, or even to the state of NY. I think we are past ready to change as a county, a country or even a world.
Daniel Windheim is an author, traumatic brain injury survivor, and host of Dialogues With Dan: a discussion of disabilities, disability issues & information on a wide variety of disability topics. Advocates & disabled individuals share their experience and knowledge on the subject at hand Tuesdays at 6:30pm only on Rockland World Radio
A Rockland County Native on Trauma by Peter S. Kahrmann I am lying on the ground bleeding to death and I don’t understand. I wasn’t bothering anybody. I was just going to work. I was just walking down the street to pick up my cab at the ﬂeet garage minding my own business and now I am on the ground blood pouring out of my head, dying. I had only a block and a half to go when I heard the sound of keys behind me and suddenly a hand grabs me and a wild-eyed kid is pointing a gun at my head saying “Don’t fucking move.” I say “I won’t” and immediately look away because I don’t want him thinking I’ll remember his face. I feel the gun pressed against my head and someone else I can’t see is behind me going through my pockets. It is 1984 and I am thirty years old standing on Bergen Street in Brooklyn with a gun against my head and I am waiting for this wild-eyed kid to hit me on the head so he and the other guy can get a running head start. He never hits me. Instead, he pulls the trigger and shoots me. I come to on the ground and I can’t feel anything from my neck down. The top of my head feels like it’s been blown off. I open my eyes and I can’t see. I have no sight, no feeling from the neck down, and I know I am going to die. 24
I see my seven-year-old daughter Jennifer’s face as someone tells her that her Daddy’s dead. I think maybe if I can stand up and die trying to get to the hospital she’ll know that in the end I didn’t give up. My daughter who is my angel will know I tried my best. I can leave her on a courage note, if I can get up. It feels like a dark damp blanket is tightening around me. I think about my father dying when I was ﬁfteen and I think if he can go from here to there, from life to death, then maybe I can too. If my father, the greatest gift life has ever given me has done this, then so can I. Maybe it’s okay after all. Maybe dying is not so bad. Like a stubborn low-lying cloud the fear lifts and the dark damp blanket loosens. I am seeing smoky shapes, images that make no sense to me. I recognize I am lying on the sidewalk on my right side and I can see a small tree next to me. I am standing now. I don’t remember getting up. I lift my hand to my head and blood hits my hand before it reaches my head. I pull the blue-hooded sweatshirt from around my waist and press it against the wound to stop the bleeding.
I am standing now. I don’t remember getting up. I lift my hand to my head and blood hits my hand before it reaches my head. I pull the blue-hooded sweatshirt from around my waist and press it against the wound to stop the bleeding. Thus begins a memoir I am working on. This essay, for a magazine out of Rockland County is for everyone and anyone but, I would be disingenuous if I did not say that it warms my heart to know that many who read this will be residents of Rockland County, always a home of mine in my heart. After I was shot doctors would discover the bullet was lodged in the frontal lobe of my brain. I had brain surgery and the decision was made to leave the bullet where it was because removing it would have done more damage to the brain.
I see my seven-year-old daughter Jennifer’s face as someone tells her that her Daddy’s dead. I think maybe if I can stand up and die trying to get to the hospital she’ll know that in the end I didn’t give up. My daughter who is my angel will know I tried my best. I can leave her on a courage note, if I can get up. It feels like a dark damp blanket is tightening around me. I think about my father dying when I was ﬁfteen and I think if he can go from here to there, from life to death, then maybe I can too. If my father, the greatest gift life has ever given me has done this, then so can I. Maybe it’s okay after all. Maybe dying is not so bad. Like a stubborn low-lying cloud the fear lifts and the dark damp blanket loosens. I am seeing smoky shapes, images that make no sense to me. I recognize I am lying on the sidewalk on my right side and I can see a small tree next to me.
While I had a brain injury I would never hear those words and thus never understand this reality for another 10 years. The words brain injury, traumatic brain injury (is there any other kind?) or TBI had not worked their way into common parlance in 1984. Now, largely due to the current wars, they have. But the shooting and the resulting brain injury is simply an example of a trauma I’ve survived. This essay is about what I have learned about surviving and actually enjoying life after trauma in the hopes that what I have learned might, in at least some small way, may help others, you perhaps.
This essay is also about a simple and singularly immoveable truth: life happens to us whether we like it or not. modernmetrozine
We all, earlier than seems fair in life at times, have a list of traumas we’ve endured. I am no exception. In addition to being shot I was twice held under gunpoint until I escaped. When I was 15 my aunt, grandmother, and father died in a matter of weeks and 16 weeks after my father died my mother placed my in reform school on a PINS (Person in need of supervision) petition. I would never live with family again. It would be nearly 10 years before my mother and I reconciled. And while we would become good friends, I was never allowed back into the family. When the demons of her chronic depression ﬁnally got the better of her in 1992, she committed suicide. Like I said earlier, life (and death) happens to us whether we like it or not. Managing our relationship with it is, as far as I’m concerned, the key, and a key that is rooted in one’s capacity to accept. When you are going through trauma, which always involves loss of control, it feels like the trauma controls everything. It doesn’t. Just because it feels like it controls everything doesn’t mean it does control everything. It means that’s how it feels. And while feelings deﬁne the emotional condition we’re in at the moment, they don’t deﬁne the universe of our life, nor the sum or worth of any individual live. I don’t need to tell you that trauma comes in many forms: someone dies, you lose a job, a marriage ends, you have to move, you receive a blood-chilling diagnosis for yourself or someone else. The list goes on. But how do you go about discovering the reality-based awareness that the trauma does not have complete control? It is certainly a discovery you have a right to make. Hell, it’s a discovery you deserve to make.
For me, the beginning of this awareness began just days after I was shot. My closest friend, a remarkable person and writer named Michael Sulsona, called me and said, Now remember, you control it, or it controls you. Michael knows what he is talking about. A former Marine, he lost both legs above the knee in Vietnam. The man knows trauma. His words brought into focus one simple truth; I have a relationship with my injury; I have a relationship with the trauma of being shot. These are not my deﬁnitions, these are relationships! And like any relationship between two people, they can be a healthy or unhealthy relationships. We have relationships with these experiences and the results of these experiences, including the emotional results. For me, I have a relationships with my brain injury and the resulting PTSD. Over the years I have honed this awareness into a sharp, nearly instinctive focus.
Every day some level of fear makes it hard to leave my house. I know there is a relationship between me and the fear. I also know that I am the one who deserves decision-making power over my life, not the fear. On the days when I cannot overpower the fear and remain inside, usually reading a book, writing, or watching a good ﬁlm, I do not for a second think I have failed. I know fear is one tough opponent and I’ll take a run at it the next day. I always do. But, in order for any of us to recognize and emotionally digest our relationship with a trauma, or any challenge life offers for that matter, we need to accept it and all its attending realities. Not give into it, accept it. Acceptance does not mean giving in. The equation is, you have to accept it in order to manage it and you have to manage it in order to get as free of it as possible. Example. I’ve been sober now for more than nine years and this would not be true had I not accepted that I am an alcoholic. I would not be managing my brain injury nor the PTSD had I not accepted the realities of both and availed myself of the resources designed to help with both. All easy to say. Not easy to do. The actual act of acceptance is, perhaps, the hardest task of all. There is the intellectual acceptance and then there is the emotional acceptance, the latter being the tougher row to hoe. At least it is for me. After I was shot the doctors would discover that the bullet was (and still is) lodged in the frontal lobe of my brain. No one uttered the words brain injury. In fact, I would not hear those words and thus never understand this reality for almost 10 years. The words brain injury, traumatic brain injury (is there any other kind?) and TBI had not worked their
way into common parlance in 1984. Now, largely due to the current wars, they have. More than once I’ve been asked about what it is that makes me willing to take on the traumas and the resulting damage. This is an easy question for me and the answer is one I ﬁnd highly motivating. I hope it will be motivating for you too. Who deserves to manage your life, you or the trauma? You or the disability? You or the PTSD? You or the break-up? You or the fear? And so on. To my mind this question is the launching pad for tenaciously identifying every option out there that affords me the chance to manage my life. For my alcoholism, I use one option, for my injury, I use medication, and I work with other survivors of brain injury and, through this process, we are able to help each other identify when our injuries are getting more control over us than they deserve to. When my mother committed suicide, psychotherapy. To help with going for walks, I have two dogs. There is one other thing we ought to talk about before I sign off. Strength. Our culture’s rather misguided deﬁnition of strength. We are taught, in a myriad of ways, that strength means not crying, not admitting to fear, not telling anyone you’re in pain of some kind, not walking away from some dopey challenge to a ﬁght. All rubbish. Ask yourself, if crying is an act of weakness then why is it so hard for so many to do? If telling someone you’re scared is an act of weakness, then why is it so hard to tell them? The bottom line is this. Real acts of strength are anything but pleasant, that’s why they take strength!
Want proof? Don’t blame you. Consider the following. I can’t think of a better example of human strength than giving birth to a child. But I dare anyone in their right mind to get within arm’s length of a woman in the middle of labor and ask her if she happens to be feeling strong at the moment. She won’t be, but your efforts to get free of her vicegrip hold on some part of your anatomy will convince you she is strong beyond words, which will be the literal truth for you at that moment because you’ll likely be in too much pain to, well, speak. Strength means giving yourself permission to have your life experience. It’s okay to be afraid, don’t let it scare you. And most of all, remember to live. No trauma and no life challenge deserves so much control over you that it causes you to forget to live the moment you’re in. The sunrise, the stars at night, laughter, music, the touch of a loved one, all these things are real, and they are just as real as the parts of life that wound and scare and traumatize. Give yourself permission to live the all of your life. And remember, as close friend of mine once told me, the moment you’re in is the only place you have to be.
Are you a solo singer/songwriter? Are you in a band? Or, maybe you know someone who is? We are now accepting submissions for All We Got! - Vol. 2. Help us spread the word! If your music can be seen as Sexist, Racist, or Homophobic - you will not be considered!
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For Immediate Release: Ship of Fools presents The Antics Roadshow The Nyack Village Theater is proud to announce a new addition to its residency; Ship of Fools Productions is launching an innovative theater company that will be bringing fresh material to our stage. The kick-off performance will be the The Antics Roadshow!, an all original, Sketch Comedy night that will guarantee you to laugh your holiday rump off! Friday January 27th at 8pm & 10pm, and Saturday, January 28th at 8pm and 10pm. Tickets are $12 for students/seniors, $15 for adults. (Mature audiences only.) Ship of Fools Productions will also be offering 8-week Improvisation, Sketch Writing, and Stand-Up Comedy workshops that will each end with a performance! For more information on workshops and performance dates, please call (646) 8531314 or visit www.shipoffoolsproductions. com.
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Cottage Views Classic Rock News Holiday Shopping Guide Classic Rock Fans Rejoice as new releases from old friends, and boxed sets of our all time favorites hit the shelves in time for the holidays.
hat I’m really excited about is New Zealand hit-maker Neil Finn (Split Enz/Crowded House) and the new group he has formed with his wife Sharon. Dubbed the Pajama Club, reportedly from sitting around the house and jamming in their bedroom attire, the self titled debut is raucous good fun. From the sounds of the ﬁrst single, the minimalist Funk of “Tell me what you Want” and a live in the studio Space-Rock track “From a Friend to a Friend,” Pajama Club sounds like it has success written all over it. Former Danger-Danger guitarist Andy Timmons has released his latest all instrumental disc – an interpretation of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. “I had been playing some of these songs live and they were always received very well,” said Timmons. “It was natural to put this out. I’m proud of it.” Fellow guitarist-extraordinaire Steve Vai added, “It’s done very respectfully. I think his fans and many Beatles fans will love it.” While we await the 2012 DVD release of Martin Scorsese’s documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World a photo book has been released with many previously unseen photos and quotes from family and friends. Another George Harrison/Beatles-related book is the long awaited biography of Badﬁnger guitarist Joey Molland – Badﬁnger and Beyond by (yours truly) Michael A. Cimino. For those who prefer ex-Genesis front-man Peter Gabriel’s more experimental/ avant-garde style, check into New Blood which captures Gabriel backed by a 46 piece orchestra recorded in London this past spring. The collection will be available in multiple formats, including CD, DVD, and 3 D. Speaking of DVDs, there is a whole lot of music video to check out, including God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, The Hollies – Look Through Any Window 1963-1975, Rolling Stones - Some Girls Live in Texas 1978, Deep Purple - Phoenix Rising (featuring a young David Coverdale, bassist extraordinaire Glenn Hughes, and the late great Tommy Bolin), Emerson Lake & Palmer - 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert, and the Live in Montreux series continues with Deep Purple 2011, Gary Moore 2010, and Paul Rodgers 1994. New Releases from 80’s hit-makers include Blondie – Panic of Girls. Julian Lennon – Everything Changes featuring the very Lennon-esque ﬁrst video/single “Looking 4 Love.” Bangles – Sweethearts of the Sun, and B-52s – With the Wild Crowd! Live in Athens, GA 2011. 32
ew Boxed Set Collections are ripe! The Pink Floyd vaults are not only open, but the ﬂoodgates have apparently burst. Just released is The Discovery Studio Album Box Set, a 16 disc collection of all 14 original studio albums (2 double discs) with re-mastered sound by The Wall co-producer James Guthrie that is accompanied by an exclusive 60 page artwork booklet designed by long-time Floyd collaborator Storm Thorgerson. The Discovery Box is intended as an in-depth introduction to the band’s music, with individual titles getting the deluxe treatment. First up will be Dark Side of the Moon – The Immersion Box Set that features the re-mastered CD, a CD of Dark Side of the Moon recorded live in 1974, a disc of Surround Sound and Quad mixes, a DVD that includes a mini documentary, live clips, and Concert Screen ﬁlms from the 1974 and 1975 tours, and a ﬁnal disc of rarities and demos from the era. Floyd classics Wish You Were Here and The Wall will follow in similar fashion this winter.
Jethro Tull - Aqualung 40th Anniversary Edition contains the original tracks from the classic album re-mastered and remixed on both CD and vinyl, a disc of rarities from the era, a DVD/Blue Ray audio disc mixed to Surround Sound, and a 48 page hard back book.
The Who – Quadrophenia (Super Deluxe Directors Cut) is a 6 disc set featuring the original double album (re-mastered), Pete Townshend’s previously unheard demos, songs that didn’t make it onto the original album, a 5.1 Surround Sound audio DVD, and a deluxe hard-back book.
Rolling Stones - Some Girls (deluxe version) includes an entire album’s worth of newly unearthed tracks from the Rolling Stones vaults and a 7” single of “Beast of Burden/ When the Whip comes Down” with the original banned picture sleeve.
Vinyl has been making a major comeback in recent years and with the new release of Journey – Greatest Hits Volume 2 there is a very good chance that we may see the ﬁrst gold/platinum record awarded to a true “album” once again. Sony/Legacy not only plans to release the new disc as a double album with gatefold sleeve this November but will also re-release Journey’s original Greatest Hits (over 25 million sold worldwide) in the same medium. Both double albums will come with a code for a free digital download of the re-mastered tracks.
Meanwhile, if you haven’t heard Mick Jagger has teamed up with producer Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, singer Joss Stone, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (Bob’s son) and world musician A. R. Rahman for a collection of tunes under the banner of Super Heavy. Incorporating Blues, Rock, Reggae, Bhangra, and Soul the debut recording came about after a musical discussion between Stewart and Jagger about melding Rock with World Music. modernmetrozine
Stewart has not only produced this set, but also a collection for Joss Stone, LP1, which is her Blues-iest recording to date, and his ﬁrst solo album in over ten years, The Blackbird Diaries. Another new release of note is If Life Was Easy by Roger Glover and the Guilty Party. It’s the ﬁrst disc in a decade from the Deep Purple bassist. Vocal contributions come from a host of Hard Rock royalty, including Dan McCafferty and Pete Agnew of Nazareth and Mickey Lee Soule of Elf/Rainbow. Finally, for those who have waited comes Sarabande, the re-issue of Deep Purple keyboardist John Lord’s 1976 symphonic Rock instrumental disc recorded with Andy Summers (later of The Police) on lead guitar and the Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra. Deep Purple’s early works (Shades of Deep Purple, The Book of Taliesyn, Deep Purple) have also been re-issued (again) with rare bonus tracks, studio outtakes, and BBC jams. Strawbs collectors and fans will be happy this season with the release of some interesting CDs from the Witchwood Media company. First up is the release of Strawbs – Hero and Heroine In Ascencia, a complete 2011 digital re-recording of their 1973 masterpiece.
Next is what could arguably be considered the ﬁrst Acoustic Strawbs album, Old School Songs by Strawbs founder Dave Cousins and guitarist Brian Willoughby. This previously hard-to-ﬁnd 1979 recording has been rescued from ‘out of print’ status and has been re-issued with bonus tracks.
Strawbs Acoustic Gold is treasure for the many fans who ﬁnd Strawbs music a stabilizing force for balance during the autumn season when we are encouraged to return to nature and the positive energy of the spirit. This impeccably selected collection compiled by Dave Cousins ﬂows like autumn leaves on a cool breeze, capturing candlelit romance in a glass of deep red wine. Featuring previously unreleased tracks as well as DVD-only recordings and selections from the three ofﬁcial Acoustic Strawbs discs, the collection spans over 30 years of Strawbs highlights in acoustic settings.
Finally, from Witchwood Media is an ofﬁcial bootleg from the late Sandy Denny. Sandy Denny with Alex Campbell – 19 Rupert Street is exactly what it sounds like. Sandy and Alex Campbell recorded in the living room of Alex’s Glasgow home to a quarter track tape deck on August 5, 1967, just weeks from the recording of Sandy and the Strawbs’ debut album. Edited and cleaned up by Dave Cousins and producer Chris Tsangarides, the disc features Sandy singing the earliest versions of her own “Who Knows Where the Time Goes” and the traditional “She Moves through the Fair” as well as other standards and carols. Most of the between song banter has been left intact and Cousins provides noteworthy insight in the liner notes. Well, that’s it from Cottage Views right now, but you can check out Cottage Views Classic Rock Music Hour in the archives of Rockland World Radio, and read the latest news at www.cottageviews. About Michael A. Cimino: Mr. Cimino is no stranger to the Rock and Roll world. Michael A. Cimino, a former radio announcer, founded Cottage Views in 1993 as a grassroots newsletter reporting on new releases from musicians from the golden age of Rock music. Since then Cottage Views has become a website for up to date music news (cottageviews.com) and reviews. Mr. Cimino sporatically hosts the Cottage Views Classic Rock Music Hour on RocklandWorldRadio.com.
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Cheryl Adler’s Sober University Radio Show by Cheryl Adler
In an article that appeared last summer in the American Psychotherapy Annals about my book, Sober University Your Next Step to Successful Recovery, the interviewer had asked what my professional ‘next step’ was. I replied -- to have my own radio show and reach a wider audience. How thrilled I am to have made that dream come true and be part of the Rockland World Radio Family! The timing was perfect, as many more people seek professional advice during the holidays as the season unleashes intense emotional triggers. Although some people are genuinely excited about the holidays, it can be a sad, lonely and difﬁcult time for many. It can lead to a variety of excessive behaviors and relapses if one does not have the sober coping skills (for example; exercise, meditation, hobbies and passions) and supports (friends, family, spiritual mentor) to reach out to for inspiration and guidance. Based on my book, Sober University Your Next Step to Successful Recovery, my radio show will expand on the many themes in the book: transforming self and lifestyle, not merely quitting a behavior. The book is divided into progressive ‘courses’ geared to the goal to ultimately triumph over addiction and the web of behaviors that led a person to this tenacious, progressive and sometimes fatal disease. Because of the power of denial, addiction is the disease that tells you that you don’t have a disease.
Sober University addresses numerous addictions to substances (alcohol, drugs, food) and to behaviors (gambling, shopping, spending, unhealthy relationships, self-limiting and other destructive actions). Listeners are invited to tune in online every Tuesday evening at 8 pm at www.rocklandworldradio.com for the half-hour show featuring a variety of guests and topics pertinent to successful recovery. Guests include hypnotist, Bob Pargament, from the Westchester Hypnosis Center, who explains how hypnosis can become a portal for deeper work in therapy as well as successfully achieve smoking cessation and help people with cravings. Carmine Thompson, National Master Interventionist, will discuss the value of making an intervention and not waiting for anyone to ‘hit bottom’. Dr. Jessica Downing from Valley Cottage Animal Hospital will share her love of animals and discuss the beneﬁts of having a dog or cat. Twelve Step Counselor, Frederick Drobin, Ph.D., will explore spiritual enrichment. As the season moves along other guests will talk on topics such as successful weight loss, sober ﬁnance, brain addiction, healthy nutrition and loving relationships. Listeners are encouraged to join the conversation in our chat room via the website: www.rocklandworldradio.com or by phone, 845-353-2910. How do you bring more light into your world during this cold and dark season? Many people feel lethargic or have SAD (Seasonal Affect Disorder) – feeling blue when there is less daylight and outdoor activities become limited. Of course, if you love winter weather and winter sports, this is a great time of year for you! It seems that a natural response is to light candles and adorn one’s home with colorful wreaths and other holiday decorations. There is an emphasis on light – Christmas lights are everywhere; on homes, places of business and trees, Chanukah menorahs are aglow in windows. How does one shine the inner light of the heart outward to share with others? Acts of kindness, warm hugs, encouraging words, cooking together or meeting in cafes or at home can be relaxing. Enjoy hot soups and beverages to help keep you warm.
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Make one apple per person You will need: Apples, one per person (Rome, Granny Smith, Fuji, or other) Filtered water Fruit juice or seltzer Cinnamon powder Chopped walnuts and pitted prunes (optional) Rome apples are the best for baking because of their abundant size and shape. Granny Smiths are also ﬂavorful when baked, but have a more tart taste. 1. Wash and core the apples (make as many as you like at a time). 2. Preheat oven to 450° F in a toaster oven or 375° F in a regular oven. 3. In a Pyrex dish, add ﬁltered water to the bottom, approximately ½” deep. Some folks like to mix a few ounces of seltzer with fruit juice (pomegranate is spectacular!) and pour it into the well of the apple. 4. Generously sprinkle with cinnamon. 5. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes in toaster oven or 45 to 60 minutes in a regular oven. The apples will be separate from skin, indicating that they are pleasingly soft and edible. 6. Serve plain, or top with chopped walnuts and pitted prunes. While this is baking, do some deep breathing and stretching, some tai chi, qi gong, yoga, or other movements that both calm and add vitality to your body. If you prefer jazz or hip hop, play some upbeat music and dance around your living room until it’s time to eat.
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The Uncommon Partnership of a Healer and a Mystic by Russ Mason, MS
It may not be uncommon for a chiropractor and a medical intuitive to join forces to create a powerful diagnostic and healing partnership. However, Kenneth Y. Davis, DC is no ordinary chiropractor and Lisa V. Davis has gone far beyond the boundaries of medical intuition in the realm of spiritual knowing. As a result of their 28 year association, they have created a new approach to healing; signiﬁcant additions to the cannon of treatment options; and have extended the boundaries of healing via spiritual information. By blending traditional healing modalities with new inspired approaches to wellness, Dr. and MS Davis have been able to help thousands of patients. Dr. Kenneth Y. Davis is a practitioner and researcher of energetic and vibrational healing. He has been a chiropractor for the past 29 years, having utilized and taught advanced chiropractic techniques and practices of the profession including craniopathy, sacrooccipital technique (SOT), applied kinesiology and soft tissue orthopedics. He has also studied and utilized clinical nutrition, homeopathy and acupressure and he is certiﬁed in classical Chinese herbology and equine chiropractic. In addition, he is a chiropractic sports physician. Lisa V. Davis is a health care practitioner and teacher with the extra sensory ability to diagnose accurately the location and source of a patients imbalance; physically, mentally and spiritually. Lisa has developed innovative healing techniques that are utilized by doctors around the world.
Russ Mason: What you accomplish as healing partners is unique to the ﬁeld of practitioners, please talk about that. Kenneth Y. Davis: In starting, let me say that I am a chiropractor by profession. Early on I studied the more advanced chiropractic techniques. One of these techniques is sacro-occipital technique. Russ Mason: What is SOT? Kenneth Y. Davis: SOT is a chiropractic technique that was discovered by a pioneer in our profession Major Bertrand DeJarnette, D.C., founder and developer of sacro-occipital technique (Nebraska City/Nebraska). He was a student of William Gainer Sutherland, D.O. (1873-1954; Kirksville, Missouri), who developed craniopathy, or cranial technique. SOT is my background, because it incorporates craniopathy, visceral manipulation, pain control and extremity adjusting. I became a certiﬁed instructor in SOT and also a charter member of The International Craniopathic Society. I also became very involved with applied kinesiology. All of these techniques emphasized a holistic approach that took into consideration emotional, physical, chemical and mental components. However, during my training, no one talked about the spiritual component and I felt that needed to be addressed when dealing with the health issues of a human being. In the SOT organization there was a gentleman named Melvin Lloyd Rees, D.C., (1917-1992),
Diplomat of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, a certiﬁed cranopath, a charter member of the International Craniopathic Society and founder and developer of the International Systemic Health Organization, and the founder and developer of Soft Tissue Orthopedics (Sedan, Kansas). Dr. Rees was the principal researcher and developer of many of SOTs more advanced techniques. He was also a Diplomate in craniopathy, orthopedist and an incredible human being. I was always fascinated by his research, which included Temporal Sphenoidal Diagnosis. I was drawn to him and his work because he came up with so many techniques, and this led to him being named Chiropractor of the Year in 1966 and 1967 by the SOT organization. Dr. Rees was also doing something called gemstone therapy. He had researched this for 45 years and was, in effect, utilizing the research that was begun by Pierre and Marie Curie in the late 1800s. In essence, it is the study of piezoelectrical energy emissions from gemstones; this practice is now called harmonics. Russ Mason: Please explain about that. Kenneth Y. Davis: Dr. Rees was able to determine – using sensitive electronic equipment – the abnormal vibrational patterns that existed within a human being that were
manifesting through all of the known disease processes of humanity. He created instruments called harmonics that consisted of different orchestrated arrangements of minerals, gemstones, tourmaline and gemstones in the rough. With these instruments he could create a vibrational frequency and place them on areas of the body to create a healing response. Over the years I worked closely with Dr. Rees and learned about harmonics and gemstone therapy. I became his number-one “disciple” and, over the last 25 years, I have applied Dr. Rees’ principles of harmonics as part of my practice. Russ Mason: When did Lisa enter the picture? Lisa V. Davis: He ﬁrst did applied kinesiology. He asked the body questions and found out where the problems were and then he cleared them. That is, he found the cause of the problems, and took care of them. He also did a lot of cranial work on me and that helped remedy the migraines almost immediately. He was able to solve the problems that no one else could ﬁgure out. Because I was so amazed at how much better I felt, I went to work for him. Now, I had always been a sensitive person. So when I began to take notes for Ken, as he was diagnosing a patient, my sensitivities were able to “pick up” other information from the patient.
As it turns out, I was a “sensitive”. I could know what was going on diagnostically, with the patient. In fact, when I went into the room with the patient, I would actually take on the symptoms of the patient – in an exaggerated way, whether it was joint pain or nausea. Then, as Ken would treat the patient, I would feel better also. For me, taking on the discomfort of the patients was not something I wanted to do. So I was able to reﬁne my sensitivities to the point where I could perceive what was going on with them, without manifesting the symptoms myself. Russ Mason: Was Ken able to verify your diagnoses? Lisa V. Davis: Oh yes. He tested them through a variety of procedures, so it wasn’t just me guessing. He would map the body and conﬁrm what I had observed. I have been doing this for nearly 30 years now, working with Ken. Ken introduced me to Dr. Rees and I learned that he had diagnostic abilities similar to mine. And, for the next 14 years, Ken, Dr. Rees, other doctors and I traveled the world doing research on healing, treating patients and adding to the growing body of knowledge we had acquired. During this time, my intuitive and perceptual abilities blossomed, so that my “view” was not limited to a patient’s symptoms, but to an idea about modernmetrozine
– or approach to healing. Sometimes the information I would receive would be disseminated to doctors in Japan, Australia and Europe, and the feedback we got was afﬁrming. My growth in these perceptual areas was extremely rapid and my diagnostic ability is quite accurate. Kenneth Y. Davis: I would like to interject that Lisa does not refer to herself as a “medical intuitive: as some are called. She is a modern day mystic. She has an intense love and faith in God. When we were ﬁrst working together in the ofﬁce, her ability included receiving knowledge and information about a speciﬁc healing technique. She would say to me: “Grab a pen and write this down!” Now we have volumes of material of alternative healing techniques that go back 25 years. Russ Mason: Can you give me an example of what Lisa received? Kenneth Y. Davis: Yes. For example, we were given information about speciﬁc area of the body. When they are activated they create degenerative disease. So, as the material came through Lisa, we immediately gave the information to Dr. Rees, so he could test it. From there, the information was sent to study groups that Dr. Rees had set up. Lisa’s information was 100 percent correct and applicable.
Russ Mason: Are there any other examples about Lisa receiving information that would help people? Kenneth Y. Davis: Yes, there are many. Long before AIDS became an epidemic, we received information about how to treat it – the psychological, nutritional and physical components of what was involved. This was in 1981, long before there was an HIV test. We had an entire treatise on the various stages of AIDS, a chem-screen proﬁle, how to read a blood test, and other essential information. Russ Mason: How did this information come through? Intuitive knowing? Kenneth Y. Davis: Lisa and I are spiritual people. We have a strong faith in God and believe that all energy and information comes from our Source and Maker. Now, early in our working together, after the last patient had left in the evening, Lisa would lie on the table and “go out”. She would receive information and recite it to me. I was the scribe; I wrote down what she said. Sometimes I would ask questions and she would clarify any areas that I didn’t quite understand. During those sessions I received volumes of material; not just about healing components, but about universal knowledge,
world situations, and other things. So yes, it was a kind of intuitive reception initially. One of the things Lisa is able to do now is to raise her level of vibration to higher levels of consciousness. With this ability to go higher, she can receive information in a more direct way. She doesn’t have to wait for it to come to her; she goes up and it’s there, waiting for her. For example, if you were to say “I have a mother-in-law in California and is suffering from this condition” Lisa would immediately tune in and know what was going on with the woman. Lisa V. Davis: I want to add that all people have gifts. This ability I have just happened to me and I was fortunate to be in a situation where I could develop it to a higher degree. I might have gone in another direction but at some point I had to decide what I wanted to do when I grew up. This is the work I have chosen: to bring forth information that will help humanity; to develop healing techniques; or even to invent things that will help others. When I ﬁrst had this ability I was overwhelmed. But over the years I have narrowed it down to keep focused on helping other people. And, to that extent that it has happened, I feel that my abilities and work ing with Ken was meant to be.
Russ Mason: Can both of you tell me of an example of a person who came to you for help or healing and what transpired? Kenneth Y. Davis: I’ll give you an early one. I had a patient, and Lisa kept picking up that the woman had an ovarian cyst. We both kept picking it up. Now, with something like that, which is a medical problem, I refer the patient immediately – to a hospital or to an MD. The patient consulted with a physician, who gave her an exam and didn’t see anything. The patient returned to us and Lisa explained that the reason that the physician could not see the cyst was that it was on the back side of the ovary, so he would not be able to see or feel it. Lisa told the patient to explain this to the doctor that the cyst was there. To make a long story short, Lisa was right, the physician located the cyst. Here is another example. Many years ago we met a girl named Emily. She was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis. This disease is widely considered to be untreatable and incurable. The symptoms included facial drooping with one eye going away from the other; and the treatments included heavy medications, prism glasses, and so on. Lisa and I evaluated this young woman and, after the ﬁrst treatment, her eyes improved 50 percent. We gave Emily one session per week over a 3-week period. By the end of 3 weeks, her
condition had completely cleared. She was later reevaluated by a top pediatric neurologist in New York City and his response was: “I don’t know what these people are doing, but whatever it is, keep doing it.” Russ Mason: Please explain the treatments you gave to Emily. Kenneth Y. Davis: We found a cranial occipital problem. The occipital restrictions and imbalances were causing one eye to “stray”. The condition is known as cranial meningeal dural stress and this can affect the position of the occiput. Now, myasthenia gravis is considered an autoimmune disease, and in 29 years of practice, I would say that 99 percent of autoimmune related problems have to do with the thymus gland. We found that Emily had no thymus function at all. We did a lot of vibrational energetic work to bring her thymus function back to normal. And, once the thymus kicked on Emily improved markedly. Russ Mason: Tell me what you do, speciﬁcally, to stimulate the thymus. Kenneth Y. Davis: Within the human body there are “charger plates”, Dr. Rees taught me this. There is a primary charger and a secondary charger at the bottom orbit of the eye.
Russ Mason: What is a charger plate? Kenneth Y. Davis: A charger plate charges the “batteries” that allow certain energy centers (what some people call chakras) to function. The crown chakra is charged and spins as a direct result of the right orbital charger plate, and is responsible for keeping the thymus at optimal function. Now, after the age of 12, a person’s thymus decreases in size. So, for an adult, the thymus function is reduced to 40 percent but that becomes the equivalent of 100 percent in an adult. It is possible for an individual to have a thymus function at 2 percent or 3 percent or even 1 percent function. I learned how to bring forth speciﬁc energy by a hand position that stimulates both the right and left orbital charger plates to get t he crown chakra to spin. When this happens, this takes the thymus up to optimal function. We did a lot of that charger plate work on Emily. Lisa V. Davis: We do not treat diseases, and we deal with every person in the same manner. We ﬁnd the cause of the breakdown and then take care of that. Russ Mason: How do you ﬁnd the cause of disease?
Kenneth Y. Davis: Within the body there are proprioceptors. They gather information and are like “telephone lines” to the brain. Now, to use an analogy, the brain has a 24 hour “maintenance crew” on standby. So, when the brain receives information via the proprioceptors with respect to normal and abnormal functions, then the brain can send out “repair and maintenance crews” to speciﬁc areas of the body that need help. However, sometimes the proprioceptors are disrupted; and the brain looks and “sees there is not problem”, when there is one. Therefore, a lot of our work deals with proprioceptor dysfunction, so we have to reconnect these “telephone lines: so certain disease-symptom manifestations can be acknowledged by the brain. Russ Mason: How can other health care practitioners beneﬁt from what you and Lisa have learned? Kenneth Y. Davis: One of the things that all doctors must understand is in the therapy they utilize, and that is what we call the Triune of Well Being. It is the physical, the mind, and the spirit. All too often, the spirit is missing from the equation and, consequently, a way to evaluate this Triune of Well Being within the patient is also missing. Clinically and empirically, what we learned was that, in this triune, or three-sided model of health, 90 percent of the ills of humanity fall from the
spiritual aspect of that triune being in distortion. Nine (9) percent: is from the mental angle, and only 1 percent originates from the physical angle of the triune. Consequently, Lisa and I have created Natural Force Healing. The ﬁrst component is a screening process, a technique of reﬂexes of scanning and querying the body that any doctor can learn to do. It is fast and accurate. Russ Mason: What does it involve? Kenneth Y. Davis: It ﬁrst involves a muscle-test response. Let’s say we have a patient named Joe, and he has allergies or back pain or cancer or emotional problems or rage or bipolar disease or whatever. All of that manifestation is a reﬂection of distortion of that Triune of Well Being. So, through simple testing modes a doctor or even a student can immediately assess in a manner of seconds, ﬁrst which angle of that triune is responsible for that particular manifestation Russ Mason: Once you have determined the problem, which is likely to be a spiritual imbalance, what do you do?. Kenneth Y. Davis: There is a speciﬁc system of energies, vibrations and frequencies applied to areas of the body, with speciﬁc hand placements, that amplify the positive universal
force energies that you can use to return the Triune of Well Being back into balance. This begins the process. We believe in our work that duality is inherent in every human being; we are human and we are spirit. Within each of us is a perfect blueprint of that Triune of Well Being. But this triune is often layered over with physical traumas/ chemical imbalances, mental or emotional traumas, karma and spiritual issues that the individual has not adapted to or recovered from. So each issue creates a layer, like the layer of an onion, around the triune of health and balance. What we do, with Natural Force Healing is to assess which angle of the triune is the priority. Therefore, our work is to peel the onion so the Triune of Well Being will eventually realign itself and resemble the perfect blueprint. Russ Mason: How do patients respond to this treatment? Kenneth Y. Davis: Not only do they begin to feel physically better, and remember, the physical is only 1 percent of the problem, but they begin to become clear mentally and emotionally. This leads to better relationships with family members and friends. Spiritually, people feel more connected to God and there is a greater purpose to their lives. Now, for some doctors, they feel their jobs are done when patients’ pain goes away, but
this is merely the beginning of true healing. Lisa V. Davis: We live in a symptom-oriented society. Kenneth Y. Davis: Right, “My pain is gone, so I am healthy” but that is not what it’s all about. Russ Mason: If I were to come to you as a new patient, what would do? Would you address the Triune ﬁrst? Kenneth Y. Davis: First of all, I would do a complete physical examination. In addition to techniques commonly used by doctors of chiropractic (orthopedic, neurologic, kinesiologic and cranial techniques, spinal palpation, blood chemistry proﬁles, x-rays, electromyography and thermography) I use basic screening procedures such as muscle test response and speciﬁc hand placements among others, I order a blood test or x-rays of the spine, if that is a problem for you. I do all of this for information. So after those speciﬁc testing modes were done I would get you into the process of screening to determine which angle of the triune you are in, which area of the body it is affecting, what is involved and so on. This exam may not only pinpoint which area of distortion – body, mind, spirit – you have, this will also tell me about your spine, your organs, glands or tissues and if they are out
of balance. It will also reveal if there is a cranial disruption or a nutritional deﬁciency. Russ Mason: Excuse me, how could you determine if I have a nutritional deﬁciency? Kenneth Y. Davis: There are reﬂexes within the body that we can immediately query to ask questions. I often use other techniques I mentioned, SOP previously. Within SOT there is a technique known as Occipital Fiber Analysis. I use that as well as Temporal Sphenoidal Diagnosis. Russ Mason: Please explain about that. Kenneth Y. Davis: With Temporal Sphenoidal Diagnosis there are points along the skull. There are tender areas around the skull and they relate to organ systems of the body. There is a way to palpate with your hands with speciﬁc pounds of pressure on both sides of the temporal sphenoidal regions of the skull so an active nodule on the point will relate to a disruption with a speciﬁc organ of the body. By doing this one uses the points as shunts, to direct etheric energy or vitality to various points of the body. This causes a bridge of energy and this can help the body heal absolutely. Russ Mason: Are these techniques ones that other healer can use or perhaps even individuals, to maintain their own well being? Kenneth Y. Davis: Absolutely. Many patients of ours asked
for techniques that they could learn and do themselves. We consulted with Dr. Rees and he was not optimistic, due to the level of knowledge that was involved. Lisa, however, began to receive speciﬁc knowledge and information that she was told would be called Natural Force Healing. Russ Mason: Yes, you mentioned Natural Force Healing brieﬂy before. Kenneth Y. Davis: It is something that Lisa brought forth, developed and gave to me. It is a speciﬁc system to utilize on patients in my practice, but we also began to teach lay people. We believe that lay people also wanted a system that they could learn to do for themselves. This also applies to nurse practitioners and massage therapists. Russ Mason: You are talking about speciﬁc healing techniques? Kenneth Y. Davis: Right. But also once a person knows the technique, he or she could utilize them on family members and friends. Lisa V. Davis: It is also understanding that much of the energy work that was being taught around the world was simply not speciﬁc enough and was random in its scope. I felt that people needed to have a real foundation and knowledgethat explained everything.
This means where energy comes from: how it works; what increases or decreases energy; and how it affects the healer. So our work is very clear and it sets forth a full understanding of what remains unknown to many. With this knowledge and understanding, a person could use it in a speciﬁc way again and again – not just randomly. Russ Mason: Would you say then that what you are talking about is a form of energy medicine? Lisa V. Davis: Yes, it is energetic, vibrational healing. Absolutely. Most people, including practitioners, have no idea how energy works. They know it exists but it is difﬁcult to prove how it works because for many they are not yet there. I am talking about a spiritual component to energy and, generally, humanity is not there yet. Unless one understands the spiritual component of energy and how to utilize it, the approach will be random and not veriﬁable. And yet people dabble in energy all the time. For many scientists proving a spiritual component is difﬁcult, if not impossible. We have found tremendous response in patients because they get well and they feel better. So they are validating and d riving our work forward. Russ Mason: Since there is a large spiritual component to your work, do you ever feel guided while you are treating someone? Lisa V. Davis: What matters greatly is the intention behind any action; and there is a lot of spiritual work that is done before one approaches a patient. That will help one come to a level of clarity with respect to the patient and the appropriate treatment. There must be faith in the process also; that the information given is correct and appropriate.
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Human Microphone Chant by David Biedny
WE THE PEOPLE The 99% Of America The 99% of Planet Earth Are here today To address The injustices inﬂicted On the 99% By the corporations By the feudalists By the bankers By the lobbyists By our representatives By the destroyers Our voices Will be heard Over the din Of the mainstream media The diversions they offer To distract us From the Crimes Committed against us Against other peoples Against other cultures Against other nations In our names With our resources With our taxes and fees With our sweat With our blood
The blood of our families The blood of our children The blood of our brothers The blood of our sisters The blood of our husbands The blood of our wives The blood of our fathers The blood of our mothers The blood of all those we love The blood of the many we kill The blood of the invisible victims The blood of the Earth Sacriﬁced to the God of Greed The Almighty Dollar We are told That we are hated By the terrorists By the terrorists For our freedoms The freedom to consume The freedom to exploit The freedom to harm The freedom to destroy All that is Just All that is Good For the beneﬁt Of the 1% Those who will never Know Never Understand Never Accept The meaning of ENOUGH By the terrorists For our freedoms The freedom to consume The freedom to exploit The freedom to harm The freedom to destroy All that is Just All that is Good For the beneﬁt
By the terrorists For our freedoms The freedom to consume The freedom to exploit The freedom to harm The freedom to destroy All that is Just All that is Good For the beneďŹ t Of the 1% Those who will never Know Never Understand Never Accept The meaning of ENOUGH Enough to eat Enough to drink Enough to burn Enough to use Enough to destroy We have had Enough Enough of this madness We reject The values of the 1% We reject
The fear they breed In the minds of people To serve their bondage To ďŹ ght their wars To kill for their greed We reject their lost ways We are ready For a new world We are ready For a new way We are ready For a new society We are ready For a new chance To Live In Peace
With Compassion With Understanding With Cooperation With Integrity With Justice With Love We are not leaving We are not going away We are not giving up We are not your slaves We are not your consumers We are citizens We are your neighbors We are decent people We are the 99% We WILL Be Heard
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Movement” By Jon Rucker Cropsey Farm - New City, NY
ROCKLAND COMMUNITY COMMUNITY
ang it sure is hard to survive nowadays! The food we need is becoming too expensive to buy and too toxic too eat. Gas and Electric prices are also on the rise making it more and more difﬁcult to keep the heat going during the winter. Many of the consumer products are getting to be unaffordable. So now we’re all in the same boat here and it’s about freaking time we start helping one another! People from all over Rockland County are uniting to save money by becoming self-sufﬁcient. We need to stop being so dependent on the corporations and start being dependent on the people in our community. What an amazing idea! Growing our own organic fruits, vegetables and grains; putting solar panels on our houses; buying things we all use in bulk so we spend less money; sharing skills and sharing tools. These things are happening! Spring is right around the corner, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of this.
If you have a backyard and you’re not already using it to produce food, we are going to help you get started! If you don’t have a backyard you can help somebody who does and they will share with you! Also, there are many things that we all need which cost less if we buy more. Things like toilet paper for example, if everyone in Rockland bought their toilet paper collectively, we would really save a lot of money and we could even afford to get the soft stuff! 2 ply! It’s really very simple and this really should be common sense. These ideas are not original. There are towns all over the world successfully becoming less dependent on the system by becoming selfsufﬁcient. The “Transition Movement” started in the U.K. and is spreading across the globe. If you would like to be a part of this please feel free to contact me: JonLRucker@gmail.com
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NEW RADIO PROGRAM with host Peter Tarsio Now what should I say about the December 6th show but that I learned something new about media broadcasting over the internet at www.rocklandworldradio.com when I was asked to be interviewed about my life in music by Mr. Richard Quinn, the radio host for Out to Lunch in Nyack, New York. I think that the interview was only a part of what I have experienced as musician and teacher and there is so much more to tell and to offer. I anticipate doing a variety of programs for the station this coming year and I will create a venue for many things that relate not only to music but my interests in the arts, which include the other disciplines. I will play music and include the music that I know with commentary and readings of poetry, short stories, philosophical ideas stemming from the inﬂuence of the East and West, where I will share my interest in meditation and sound. I am interested in having guests come on the show and talk about their work as well and I will be the host, (hosting) once I set a venue for the upcoming weeks. I am enthused by the outlook and views of the Internet radio that is going to explode into a free means of expression and perhaps be an alternative to what is presented on mainstream media.
My website, which I intend to improve, and musical selections along the Youtube archive that I will also be adding to demonstrate to the public some of my own work as a pianist, accompanist, chamber musician and soloist. The upcoming events for my playing and collaboration for this month will be in Mt. Kisco, NY where I will assist in a Christmas program with singers and harpist directed by Jennifer Eyges on December 10th at 3 PM at the Mt. Kisco Presbyterian Church, Rt. 133. I will also be appearing in the Haverstraw Presbyterian Church as the guest Organist/Choir Director December 24th at 7:30 PM where there will be a service of carols and readings.
The following are the links to my website: www.nwcmta.com and there is also the Pianoantics’ Channel on Youtube and my professional associations are the following: www.rctmg.org, www.mtna.org and, of course, you can also ﬁnd me on Facebook Looking forward to hearing from listeners and as I venture into broadcasting I ﬁnd that my interest is now heightened and I hope to bring something of great value to the listeners.
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