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your guide to wellness

Improving Breast Health interviews with

earth pilgrims director Echan Deravy and Sifu Steve Cottrell book review

Staying Healthy with Nutrition

Wellness Expo ®

• Addison, October 17-18 • Fort Worth, February 27-28


Divinely Insipired Art by Nicole Remembering Andre page 5


Autumn Astrology

Wellness Expo Sat/Sun, February 27-28, 11am-6pm • Will Rogers Memorial Center TALKS AND DEMOS

Learn how to create a natural, balanced lifestyle.

Ways to Reduce Breast Cancer Risks Dr. Jennifer Trejo, ND


How to be a Happy & Effective Human Being Paul John Roach


A New Solution for Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia Sufferers Dr. Andrea Milne, DC, CCSP


Inner Guidance Made Easy LaRue Eppler


Medical Intuition Dr. Rita Louise, PhD, ND


Views from the Other Side John Capello

Children under 12 and adults over 65 admitted free. Free parking.

The Emotional Component to Fascial Integrative Therapy Frankie L. Burget, OTR, RMT, CNDT

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Messages from Your Higher Self Rev. Pat Raimondo

Psychic Development Sandy Winnette, Author, Psychic The History of Divination Donna Reis, Certified Chromatologist, CNHP Healing with Sound Nancy Byers and more!


Publishers Tony Cecala, Ph.D. Felicia Weiss, Ph.D. Holistic Networker® is DFW’s guide for holistic health and personal growth. 28,000 copies are printed quarterly and distributed freely at health food stores, bookstores, cafés, wellness centers and selected retail outlets.

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Contents Remembering Andre ........................................5 Divinely Inspired Art by Nicole .......................12 From Dena ......................................................14 Improving Breast Health.................................17 Wellness Expo Program Guide .......................19 Interview: Steve Cottrell..................................23 Book Reviews ..................................................25 Your Autumn Stars..........................................26 Interview: Echan Deravy.................................33 Events/Classifieds ............................................38 Advertising Rates.............................................39

Directory Holistic Forum................4 Hypnotherapy..............30 Alternative Healing.......14 Interior Design/ Bodywork.....................14 Feng Shui .....................30 Bookstores/Gifts ...........16 Iridology.......................35 Childbirth .....................16 Macrobiotics ................35 Chiropractic..................16 Meditation ...................35 Coaching......................16 Metaphysical Arts & Sciences....................35 Colonics........................16 Naturopathic Medicine...35 Counseling/Therapy ....16 Nutrition.......................35 Dance/Movement .......16 Osteopathy ..................35 Dentistry.......................28 Personal Caregiver .......35 Education/ Personal Growth ..........28 Pilates ...........................35 Environmental Services .28 Products .......................35 Holistic Centers ............28 Reiki/Energy Healing....36 Holistic Dentistry..........28 Spiritual Organizations.36 Holistic Medicine..........28 Tai Chi / Qigong...........37 Holistic Veterinary ........28 Vedic Astrology ............37 Homeopathy................28 Yoga .............................37 Holistic Networker provides an advertising service. We are not responsible for the claims stated by our advertisers. The information in this publication does not constitute medical advice. Holistic Networker is a registered trademark of Holistic Networker, LLC. Copyright © 2009, Holistic Networker, LLC. All rights reserved.

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n a hot summer day in August, I started doing yoga again. It had been at least 5 years since I had done any serious work. I felt like I was in someone else’s body. Weak and inflexible, my body strained to do beginner poses and I found myself often resting in “child’s pose” during class. This summer, I also began reworking our internal business processes at Holistic Networker. They too, had become rigid and inflexible. Forms for the Wellness Expo didn’t readily handle multiple venues. Our website, too, which elegantly promoted a single expo, now needed a redesign to handle multiple shows in multiple locations. In both cases, I found myself back at square one. In handling my body and my business, the feeling of being “out of my game” was very real to me. As I’ve grown older, I’ve grown accustomed to being an “expert” in my domain. In my yoga practice and my business I was, once again, a “newbie” — starting anew and relearning my way to a new expertise. Zen monks recommend that we undertake all our endeavors with a “zen mind”—a “beginner’s mind”. In the west, we call it an “open mind”. In practice, it really means more than just being open to new ideas. We must be able to discard old ideas — even good ones — that don’t fit our everchanging situations.


ecently my son and I were driving to an event together. We had allowed extra time for traffic. Surprisingly, every light we approached was green and although it was still rush hour, we did not experience any traffic. When we were less than 10 minutes from our destination, I told my son that I had not anticipated us to have such clear roads and that it looked like we were going to arrive a bit earlier than planned. Before we could decide what to do about this, on a part of the highway where I had not expected any slow down, we were suddenly experiencing a delay. I actually welcomed the traffic, as did my son, and we agreed that this was perfect. Now we would arrive at our event at the appointed time. He and I chatted happily about how this had worked out quite well. I marvelled with him about how if we were in a hurry, this same event would have felt quite stressful. So often in life it is our interpretation of what happens to us rather than what actually occurs that makes all of the difference. When several people experience the same event, there are frequently as many different viewpoints as there are people involved. Sometimes what starts out feeling like a loss turns out to be a great blessing. For example, missing an airplane flight can be quite upsetting, however, if the plane were to crash, then missing the plane would prove to be quite fortunate.

If we follow nature’s example, we would be reinventing ourselves and our businesses in real-time, not just when the environment changes dramatically. In this way, we can gradually accommodate new information, growing and evolving continuously. Unfortunately, as adults, we tend to resist change and we see things as they have been previously categorized (psychologists call it “hardening of the categories”). Thus it may seem that Twitter is “just online texting”, and blogging is “just MS Word online”, but actually, we are in the midst of a revolution of new ideas and procedures regarding work, business, career and right livelihood.

It is up to us how we choose to view our lives. By focusing on the positive and on what is working, we can experience a more joyful existence. Surrounding ourselves with people who share our values and our vision and who also elect to view life in a happy manner can lead us to experience much fulfillment. I hope you will appreciate how much control you really do have over how you experience your life and that you will allow yourself to trust that things work out for the best.

Keep a “beginner’s mind” and you’ll be prepared to accommodate new information and change at an accelerated pace. I do believe that humans are getting smarter, faster, stronger, and wiser.

Felicia Weiss

Warm regards,

Tony Cecala

Love & Light,

The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason. —John Cage


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HolisticForum Is there a Divine Design for me? Yes, most everyone wishes there is something special for he/she to do in life, but feel that they have been left out. No one has been left out. We each hold a very special piece to something better. Do we need to remove the glop that filters us from seeing the bigger and much more beautiful picture? Yes! We will remove the glop, open the heart, move into forgiveness and live a better life for it. Beth Carpenter, N.D. loves intuitively guiding God’s children in health and happiness. She is a traditional naturopath, medical intuitive, Reiki Master, author, public speaker, psychic and angel communicator with over 20 years experience. Beth works full-time in natural, complementary and energy medicine. She has helped thousands achieve health, balance, peace, abundance and understanding in their life and directions. Will you say YES to permitting Beth to help you too?, 512-707-9886

What is that octogen-shaped image mean in Feng Shui? A foundation of all Feng Shui practices and analysis is the Bagua Map. This magical square contains the mystery and answers of the I Ching, a universe of information. Each sector of the octagon shaped Bagua Map, called a trigram, gua, or kua, has a magnetic direction, a number, a color, an element, a family member, corresponding organs body parts and body systems. Each also represents personality traits, businesses and industries, and is represented cyclically as these energies move in predictable directions over time. Feng Shui uses the Mysteries of the Bagua Map to analyze and diagnose a property to identify precisely what is affecting you, and how to make the changes that can open opportunities for a better life.

Naturopathic medical doctors (NMDs) are primary care physicians whose philosophy is derived from a Hippocratic teaching more than 2000 years old: Vis mediatrix naturae—the healing power of nature. Their training is based on the same basic and clinical biomedical instruction allopathic medicine is; however, natural medicines are emphasized. Naturopathic physicians utilize physical examination and conventional diagnostics, and assist patients by using mostly integrative and holistic modalities such as clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and counseling. This approach has proven successful in helping both chronic and acute conditions.

Feng Shui specialist, Karen Ann Tompkins, has worked in hundreds of homes and businesses. Featured on channel 8, WFAA, Good Morning Texas, The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Dallas Woman and others, she also teaches classes and is a popular lecturer. She can be reached at 972-669-1595.

Dr. Kimberly Wilson, NMD, is a licensed, board certified naturopathic physician with a private practice at Innovations Wellness Center, 6546 Preston Road, Plano, TX. (972) 608-0100.

What is Iridology and how can it help me?

How can CranioSacral Therapy help my life?

It has been said that the eye is the mirror of the soul, and that it discloses the different mental and physical conditions of the body; we generally speak of the ‘vivid clear eye’ of the well person, of the ‘anguishing, glaring eye’ of the consumptive; of the ‘broken eye’ of the dead-sick. Various nervous diseases are disclosed by the decreased mobility of the pupil; frequent disturbances of the sight point to diseases of the kidneys (diabetes), as does also the falling out of the eye-lashes. By analyzing the iris of the eye, it is possible to determine the condition of your body by reflex markings found in the corresponding fibers of the iris. Iridology analyzes the iris of the eye to determine the cause of your ill health, in what state it is in, how it arrived there, how to free your body of it, and most of all, when you have freed it.

Whether your problems are structural, organic, emotional or neurological, this powerful therapy can facilitate your healing on all levels at once. Its many modes include gentle manipulation of the cranio-sacral system surrounding the central nervous system, including membranes of the skull to relieve any compressions that can cause a myriad of symptoms in the head; using energy via the fascia to restore structural integrity of the body and unwind tension patterns; and using energy combined with positioning and dialoguing to release stored energy from physical and emotional traumas. Best of all, most clients enjoy a much deeper relaxation than with massage.

To help you find out the root of your health problem call Iridologist, Edna Craven, DC, BCNP, BCI at 972-256-0004 / (29 yrs. experience). 10% discount with this ad.

How do I become more passionate and joyful? We’re so easily distracted by technology and the business of life that we are becoming less and less in touch with our bodies. Bioenergetics helps us to be aware of our bodies, our breathing, our grounding so that we can make more conscious choices about what we want in our lives as well as what we don’t want.

Sherri Lackman is a Master’s Level Licensed Professional Counselor. She holds membership in the American Counseling Association, the International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis, the Dallas Society for Bioenergetic Analysis, and the Heart-Centered Therapies Association. Sherri treats Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders. Her office is located in Richardson, 972-231-4466.

What is a naturopathic physician?

Sandy Hanne, R.M.T, has helped thousands of clients change their lives using CranioSacral Therapy. An advanced practitioner, she has studied extensively with Dr. John Upledger, founder of the technique. 469-438-8634.

Does Reconnective Healing® only work on physical problems? Will it work on mental problems as well? Healing is a return to balance. Every health challenge is a combination of the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional (and probably a few other classifications we don’t have words for). We simply classify it according to its predominate characteristic. Reconnective Healing doesn’t specifically “treat” anything. If in its presence you allow yourself to come back into balance, as many people do, then you do. You just do. If you’re lucky, your healing will come in the form you anticipated; if you’re really lucky, your healing will come in a form you haven’t even dreamed of. Jim Nippert, Reconnective Healing Practitioner™, was trained personally by Dr. Eric Pearl, the founder of the technique. Please contact Jim at 469-877-6578 or email: Learn more at

What is CranioFascial Integrative Therapy? This therapy recognizes the importance of the integration of the fascial and CranioSacral systems and works to gently release restrictions that may be causing pain, or problems in the immune, nervous, digestive, endocrine or other body systems. Using a very light touch the therapist works to correct the origin of the pain. It has been used to successfully correct infertility, scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, ADD/ADHD, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, arthritis, and pain in any area of the body, including migraines. Frankie Burget is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Fellow with the American College of Wellness who has practiced in the DFW area for over 20 years. She has extensive training including Barnes Myofascial Release Centers and Upledger Institute. You may view her curriculum vitae on the About Us page of her website, Please contact her at 817571-8135 or Please see bodywork section for more information. What is Transpersonal Psychology? Transpersonal Psychology is an approach to personal growth in which the totality of the human being is acknowledged and explored. The person is recognized in all aspects of their being: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and transcendent. Dreams, visions, and peak experiences are seen as important expressions of what it is to be human. The shamanistic traditions have been working this way for millennia. In mainstream culture, much of the common sense of the ancients has been forgotten or marginalized. Transpersonal means “beyond the mask”. It seeks to facilitate human beings to live authentically; to integrate and walk with all that they are. Tracy Roe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Energy Worker specializing in Personal Growth and Life Satisfaction. She assists clients in tapping their own inner wisdom, recognizing the sacred purpose, power and beauty of their lives; then grounding this understanding in the world where it can improve relationships, career, and all aspects of daily life. Her office is in Richardson. She can be reached at 469-569-9452 or on the web at


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Remembering Andre Around 7:00 PM (Central Time), on Monday, June 22, dear Andre Williams, at the age of 50, left this earthly plane. Andre had spent over 2 months in the hospital due to a faulty heart valve and a stroke. His leaky aortic valve allowed fluid to flow backwards into his heart and lungs. It was thought that the infection of the heart’s pericardium probably put off spores that infected his kidneys, lungs and heart.

What is Thai massage? Thai massage is a blend of acupressure, gentle yoga stretches, massage and energy work. The client wears comfortable clothing and lies on the floor on a soft mat. Benefits include: stretching muscles, feeling relaxed, increasing flexibility and reducing stress. Client testimonial: “Thai massage with Suzanne moves you to the center of your own senses...the center of intuition…to the place where you become exactly who you are...Love. -Libba Davis”

Suzanne Miller is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher who has a practice in the Dallas area. She has traveled in the US, Thailand and England to enhance her training and studies of Thai massage. To schedule an appointment, please call 972-319-3661.

Tony and I were very fortunate to have known Andre for several years. He was a longtime fan of the Wellness Expo in Addison, where he helped promote and support the Ananda Meditation and Yoga Center by being a positive ray of light at their exhibit booth. Andre always arrived with a big smile and greeted us with a big hug. His positive attitude and winning ways meant so much to his friends. He was greatly loved by all who knew him. Andre was the kind of person who remembered the little details of your life and he would ask about things that mattered. He also had a great love for his son, Kenny, and was proud of him and of his many accomplishments. Some people make the world a better place with their joyfulness, thoughtfulness, and kindness. Andre was such a person. His love of life and physical presence are greatly missed. —Felicia Weiss

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HOLISTIC LAW A Holistic Approach to the Practice of Law including Family Law, Criminal Defense, and other Law Related matters.

James W. Hunt Attorney at Law

103 Dal Rich Village Richardson, Texas 75080 (SE Corner of Coit and Belt Line Road in Whole Foods shopping center)

972-392-2500 Member - Int’l Alliance of Holistic Lawyers Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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A Natural Approach to Healing All Aspects of Adult Care


Autumn 2009 The Trinity Centre of Dallas, located at 3628 Vintage Place, Dallas, TX 75214, is a holistic center offering complementary modalities of healing. Margaret Clench, PhD, RN, Director of the Trinity Centre, has received her PhD in Energy Medicine and Spiritual Healing and has pursued postdoctoral studies with Dr. Caroline Myss. Dr. Clench draws upon these studies and her background of over thirty years working in the healing profession to help her clients through spiritual counseling and education and energy balancing.

Modalities offered by Dr. Clench at the Trinity Centre include: The Trinity Table: A hand-crafted oak bed that rotates slowly and comfortably offering a deep state of relaxation and shifts in brain waves and deepening levels of consciousness. Scientific research conducted by Dr. Clench and others suggest that this experience is effective in lowering levels of pain, stress, fatigue, depression, anger and anxiety. Spiritual Growth classes and seminars: • Sacred Contracts classes, based on the work of Dr. Caroline Myss, lead you through a detailed exploration of your archetypes and your soul’s contract. • Awakening to Your Inner Voice – an Intuition class • Nurture Your Soul Weekend • Exploring the Woman Within Workshop • Deepening to Spirit, a weekend retreat for women. Contact Dr. Clench at 214 754 8080 • •

John Cappello Visionary Classes/Galleries/Parties/Meetups Private readings 214-279-0039



“Need to be Kneaded!” Located at Beltline & Central at the Chase Bank Bldg Trish Daniel, RMT 972.890.2144

Healing with Sound A Language of Light cellular healing session begins with Nancy Byers helping you to determine your heart’s desire for your life at this time. The goal is to align your heart’s desire with your soul purpose. During her expression of the Language of Light, Nancy is able to “catch” the sound current and to “tune into” the frequency of your soul, like a radio. This provides a sound-carrier wave for your intention to manifest. Nancy records her private sessions in order to provide you with a custom audio tape to aid you in manifesting your heart’s desire. Nancy’s sessions have helped people to overcome their fears, to alleviate depression, to relieve or diminish physical pain and to realize their dreams. The Language of Light is an invitation for us to access that deep heart space of knowing who we already are - multi-faceted, spiritual beings. Nancy is available for individual, group or couples sessions.

Call today and begin living your dreams!


Center for the Healing Arts

Offering: Acupuncture Massage Reiki Infrared Sauna Reflexology Herbal Therapy Barbara Borchardt, LAc Kim McLaughlin, LAc Ramona Perez, LMT 312 West Leuda Street Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817-882-9750

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• Non-surgical Gum Therapy • Root Canal Therapy • Extractions • Metal-Free Teeth Straightening with Invisalign® • Dentures / Metal-Free Partials • Teeth Whitening • Sealants for Kids & Adults • Reduced Exposure Digital X-Rays

Center for Dental Wellness 972-733-3666 1304 Village Creek Dr., Suite 400 (just west of Preston off Plano Pkwy)

• State-of-the-Art Sterilization & Equipment • Intraoral Cameras • Lasers and Arc lights used extensively • Air abrasion (drill-less technology) • Enjoy our modern office with DVD’s, headphones & a view! • Anti-Bacterial & Anti-Fungal Air Purification


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Something new is forming but what is it?

New Beginnings

There are many things shifting internally and externally. And Life doesn’t seem the same anymore. The colors may be bold or subtle and don’t always form what we expect.

Things are still transforming and the picture is not clear yet. Whatever is meant to be will unfold. It’s already happening whether we can see the results or not.

Allow the colors of your life to create its own picture. It will form into whatever is best for your growth and learning at this time. Surrender and embrace the process with joy as your new life begins.

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The Gershwin brothers were in the midst of The Great Depression when they wrote, “Summer time and the living is easy.” Once again, times are tough for many people and it is easy to fall into discouragement. After all, there appears evidence all around that things are bad. For those of us who practice the law-of-attraction and know that being happy is a decision, it can be even more discouraging. We observe the evidence of recession and feel badly about it. We’re not supposed to be unhappy so we assert our happiness and can’t figure out why we feel anxious. It’s a vicious circle. I’d like to share with you a success that belies evidence of bad times being had by all. The Holistic Networker produced the first Fort Worth Wellness Expo in early August and it was a smashing success. The Will Rogers Exhibition Hall was filled with exhibitors; businesses that are about health and wellbeing and are profitable in these tough times. We were visited by lots of people who came to purchase the goods and services offered by the exhibitors. It was exactly the show that we envisioned. The reason for success lay in the fact that the Holistic Networker staff didn’t allow doubts to overcome our intention for a successful show. Did we hit obstacles? Of course. Did everything go perfectly? Of course not. Hitting discouragement is never the problem. Denying that we feel discouragement and continuing to put attention on it is a problem. Our solution was to allow ourselves to truly experience the discouragement then turn our attention back to creating a successful first Fort Worth Wellness Expo. When you hit discouragement, I hope that you can allow yourself to experience it and not deny that it exists. I wish for you the willingness and ability to then turn your attention back toward your goal. Again and again. And again. It is a sure-fire formula for success. In gratitude, Dena Kirk

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Alternative Healing Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Sandy Hanne, RMT, Reiki Master The Massage Place 1110 West Shore, #100 Richardson, TX 75080  469-438-8634 

Reduce stress and heal. Get vacation-quality relaxation while resolving even old and deep body issues, acute or chronic. Bring your biggest challenges, from TMJ, carpal tunnel, whiplash and migraines, to thyroid, female problems and fibromyalgia, injuries, etc. This gentle, warm, fully-clothed technique restores flow and balance, promotes healing, resets the nervous system, enhances flow of CSF, relieves cranial compressions implicated in many disorders, even releases emotional tissue memory from old traumas. Trained directly by Dr. John Upledger, Sandy needs only this versatile work to achieve favorable outcomes for most people. Lives transform in her office; let yours be one of them. NEW! Infra-red Suana for clients. Luxurious, relaxing & rapid detox.

Chair Massage at Central Market

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7 days/week. 10am until 9pm. Come relax with us in the downstairs café.

Healing with Sound

Nancy Byers  972-424-1217 

Nancy's Language of Light cellular healing sessions have helped people to overcome their fears, to alleviate depression, to relieve or diminish physical pain and to realize their dreams. While expressing the Language of Light, Nancy is able to "catch" the sound current and to "tune into" the frequency of your soul, like a radio. This provides a sound carrier wave for your intention to manifest. Nancy is also available for ceremonies and groups. Call today and begin living your dreams!

Ion Cleansing Foot Bath Rosemary McCoy, RMT Linda Weisiger, RMT, MTI  214-460-8112

Water can relieve pain and soothe the body. Aqua Chi technology revolutionizes hydrotherapy by energizing water with healthful negative ions. During your hydrotherapy session, your cells receive bio-energy from the energized water, starting a whole-body releasing/ balancing process.

Massage Therapy

Linda Weisiger, RMT, MTI, Reiki Master  214-460-8112

Offering therapeutic massage specializing in Deep Tissue, Reiki, Healing Touch, Sound Wave Therapy, Psycho/Physical Re-education, Neurovascular Balancing, Ion Cleasing Hand/Feet Foot Bath. Corporate Chair Massage Coordination available.

Bodywork Massage Therapy Center of Plano Liz Brown, LMT Traditional Thai Massage Deep Tissue Massage Swedish Relaxation Massage Hot Stone Massage Pregnancy Massage

214-674-7215 614B 16th Street Plano, TX 75074 Just returned from 3 weeks in Thailand deepening my knowledge of Thai Massage and Thai herbs.

Balanced Energy

Nancy Caponi, RMT, NMT, Reiki Master Locations in Plano and Double Oak, TX  214-668-5620  

Feel better today! Relieve stress and pain through Therapeutic massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, cranio-sacral, chakra balancing and Reiki in a tranquil environment. Pregnancy and corporate chair massage also available. Nancy is a Tibetan/Usui Reiki Master and enjoys helping both People and Animals. Reiki and meditation Workshops available. If you're suffering from back/neck pain, stress, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, carpal tunnel, chronic pain, sciatica, painful joints or headaches, call now and get relief.

Energy Dynamics —

Multi-Dimensional Transformational Healing and Spiritual Response Therapy Cynthia R. Shaw, RMT, MTI  972-991-2097  

Integrative and intuitive Bodywork/Energy Channelling incorporating guidance from your personal Spiritual Guides to release blocks preventing expression of your highest intent and complete access to total healing. Twenty years in private practice. Remote Healing available.

Frankie Burget, OTR, RMT, CNDT Dallas / Fort Worth Area  817-571-8135

Myofascial Release Mastery Level Therapist and Licensed Occupational Therapist. Also skilled in craniosacral, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, therapeutic massage, QiGong, neuro-developmental treatment, and functional spine stabilization. Providing care for myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, TMJ, carpal tunnel, headaches, cumulative trauma disorder, pregnancy, and stress. Compassionate care for children with ADD, birth defects, failure to thrive, and special needs.

Rolfing® is a process for organizing the structure of our bodies so that we function more effectively. Over the years, our bodies react to trauma, both physical and emotional, by shortening and twisting. This intensifies our struggle with the force of gravity, which results in reduced freedom of movement, an increased likelihood of chronic pain, poor posture and a lessened sense of aliveness and self-esteem. During the basic Rolfing series of ten sessions, the Rolfer manipulates the muscles and fascia (a connective tissue) to free up those places where the client’s structure is constricted or held out of balance. The goal of Rolfing is to organize the client’s physical structure so that his/ her struggle with gravity is minimized. In addition to the physical changes of better balance, more freedom of movement, less stress, better posture and less chronic pain, Rolfing also affects your emotional, mental and spiritual realms. As you feel more supported by your legs, you view the world from a more secure position. You feel an increased sense of self-esteem, and the energy flow of your body is more opened and balanced.

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Bioenergetic Analysis is a somatic psychotherapy based on a developmental, analytic approach. It utilizes active involvement of the body in psychotherapeutic interventions. In Bioenergetics, we work with grounding, breathing and character structure. Grounding relates to one’s emotional security and personality authority. When we stay in our heads and deny the experience of our bodies, we lose contact with our internal sense of support. Breathing vitalizes and energizes our bodies. Our breathing patterns reveal defensive blocks in the body through muscular constrictions. Breathing increases our capacity for feeling, our energy level and our access to pleasure. Character structure indicates the manner in which we limit the energy flow in our bodies and is indicative of the coping patterns we used to fend off the vicissitudes of growing up. Understanding our character structure gives insight into our defensive posturing, our personal histories and suggests a possible course of therapy. “Bioenergetic Analysis combines the work of the body and the mind to help people resolve their emotional problems”...Alexander Lowen, Founder

If you believe that you could benefit from either of these processes, or if you would like to experience in depth personal growth through a personalized combination of both disciplines, contact Chuck Lustfield, (214) 902-8900 •

Chuck Lustfield, Ph.D. is a Certified Advanced Rolfer, has a M.S. in counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist. Rolfing® and Rolfer® are registered service marks

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Kneading Massage

"Need to be Kneaded" *NEW LOCATION* Beltline and Central at the Chase Bank Bldg Outcalls Available  972-890-2144  

Reiki • Deep Tissue • Stretching • Swedish & Chair Massage

Living Balanced

Suzanne Miller, RMT, CYT, APP Dallas, TX  972-319-3661 (voice mail)

Provides caring and therapeutic bodywork to balance your mind-body-spirit. Full body, on-site chair and pregnancy massage; Polarity energy practitioner, Certified Yoga Teacher and Certified Thai Massage Therapist; Gift certificates available.

Massage Therapy Center of Plano

Liz Brown, Licensed Massage Therapist 614B E. 16th Street Plano, TX 75074  214-674-7215 

Offering therapeutic massage, Swedish relaxation massage, deep tissue massage (trigger point therapy), Traditional Thai Massage (with or without Thai herbal compresses), Pregnancy Massage and Hot Stone Massage

Bookstores/Gifts Angel Cards® & Book Set

by Kathy Tyler & Joy Drake Distributed by Shifting Frequencies  972-378-1211 

This is the Special 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition of The Original Angel® Cards & Book Set: Inspirational Messages and Meditations. It contains 72 playfully illustrated cards; a pocket size carrying case; 20 bonus stickers; and a book that contains inspirational messages for keywords, plus meditations, visualizations, and journals to use with the cards.

Messages of Joy

A Celebration in the Diversity of Ideas 190 West Main Street, Suite 102 Lewisville, TX 75057  972-221-8080 

Located in Old Town Lewisville, we offer Crystals, Singing Bowls, Reiki charged Candles Books, Essential Oils, Herbs, Jewelry, Incense, Tarot Cards, wind chimes, and Angel Gifts. Authentic AURA Photos and the Original Art Work of John Pitre and Ciro Marchetti. Drop us a note at to get on our Email list and get regular updates of Classes and Workshops. Come and get smudged!

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Childbirth Gentle Birth Companions

Nadine Romain, Ph.D., CD (DONA), Yoga Teacher, HypnoBirthing® Practitioner, Certified Hypnotist Dallas Metroplex Area  214-796-5327 


Karen Fahey, Certified Colon Therapist 3626 North Hall St @ Welborn Oakwood Tower #818 Dallas, TX 75219  214-821-5703  

SPECIAL CARE FOR A SPECIAL EVENT! Prenatal yoga and relaxation, birth doula services, HypnoBirthing® childbirth education and OrthoBionomy® private sessions. Call for RSVP or info packet.

GENESIS: COLON IRRIGATION AND HERBS: FDA registered equipment. Oxygen and ozone available, clean and sterile facility at all times. Sessions by appointment only. Hours Monday-Saturday. Over 20 years of experience. Visa/Mastercard accepted.



Harvard Chiropractic

Tracy Roe, MA LPC

Hands on healing combining gentle chiropractic alignment with CrainioSacral Therapy for neuromuscular rebalancing and relaxation. Supports the body's healing wisdom on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

Tracy Roe is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Energy Worker specializing in Personal Growth and Life Satisfaction. She assists clients in tapping their own inner wisdom, recognizing the sacred purpose, power and beauty of their lives; then grounding this understanding in the world where it can improve relationships, career, and all aspects of daily life. Her office is in Richardson.



Dr. Fran Assaf, B.S., D.C. 11520 N Central Expwy #132 Dallas, TX 75243  214-528-2085 

Catalize Life Coaching with Heart-Centered NLP Melissa Cantrelle  214-717-3321 

I can help you clarify your life direction and move beyond the limitations that are keeping you stuck. No long-term commitment required. Learn more and download your free life vision discovery tool online:


Johanna Oosterwijk, N.D. Denton, TX  940-376-4201  

HypnoCoaching uses encouragement, support, guidance, motivation and commitment to help you lead a balanced, complete and fulfilling life. I will work with you over the phone, helping you make action plans and achieving a successful and fulfilling life of your choice. As a Hypnotherapist, I can quickly identify and point out behaviors that may interfere with your ability to live your dream.

Colonics A Balanced Body

Cathryn Y. Parnell, LMT, CCT 11333 N Central Expy, Suite 219 Dallas, TX 75243  214-695-7838 

Certified Colon Therapist. Closed system using filtered gravity-fed water with abdominal massage & nutritional guidance. Licensed massage therapist, foot reflexlogist.

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Move and be moved! 17062 Preston Rd. Suite 108, at Campbell Dallas, TX 75248  972-732-0206  

Ready for a new fitness alternative? Engage, challenge and inspire your mind, spirit and body! Bellydance, Nia, Zumba, Hip Hop, Latin, Ecstatic dance and more.

Nia Technique

Sherri Lackman, MA, LPC, Cht 304 S. Cottonwood #D Richardson, TX 75080  972-231-4466  

Experience the joy of movement and the benefits of moving your body! Combining selected movements and concepts from Martial Arts, Dance, and other movement forms, Nia classes offer total body conditioning and joyful expression at the same time. Find out what everyone's talking about! Incredible therapy for chronic pain sufferers. Private sessions available.

Improving Breast Health Through Thermography and Breast Exams


n October, we always see lots of pink ribbons in an effort to bring awareness to breast cancer. That leads me to a question: “Do women have a role in their breast health or do they simply wait for a mammogram and biopsy to confirm their worst fears?” I believe all women should take an active role in preventing this disease. For many women, mammography is not their first step towards breast health. Many women are choosing to use non-invasive and safer methods such as thermography and monthly self-examinations as well as annual exams by their physician. But what is thermography? Thermography uses digital infrared thermal imaging to detect and record the infrared heat radiating from the surface of the body. Clusters of abnormal cells that can develop into a cancer often have an increased blood supply that leads to an elevation in the temperature of the skin over the area. With thermography, there is no radiation, no pain, no compressing of the breasts, and it is affordable. Thermography has the ability to warn women years before any other procedure that inflammation is present that could become cancer. If a high score is received on a breast thermogram, a qualified practitioner can assist in recommending changes in lifestyle, supplements, or further testing to get your score, and therefore your risk of breast cancer, lowered. A critical difference between thermography and mammography is the ability to detect problems early enough to use preventive measures, rather than detecting disease at a stage where treatment is imminently required. Mammography uses radiation to image only the soft fleshy tissue of the breasts. Thermography images a much larger area including the entire breast region, between breasts and axillary views (Ref: Clinical Thermography, Dr. George E. Chapman). Thermography can see inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), a type of cancer that does not develop as lumps or masses in your breast. IBC cells block lymph vessels in the skin of your breast. This type of cancer grows rapidly and often spreads to other organs in your body (Ref: Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Questions and Answers, sites-types/ibc).

Active Cancer Cells Double in Number Every 90 Days 90 days 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years

2 cells 16 cells 256 cells 4,096 cells 65,536 cells 1,048,576 cells (still undetectable) 16,777,216 cells 268,435,456 cells 4,294,967,296 cells (doubled 32x)*

*Normally detectable by mammogram at this stage. 40 doublings (approx. 10 years) considered lethal.

Thermograms can be useful for younger women, since 23% of breast cancers occur in women under the age of 49. Breast cancer in younger women is generally more aggressive and has lower survival rates (Ref:, Imagining for Younger Women). Women ages 20-40 have denser breasts which makes it much harder for mammograms to be effective. Studies Have Shown: • An abnormal breast thermogram is an important marker of high risk for problems in the tissues. The marker is said to be 8 times more significant as a marker for disease than a family history of cancer. • A person with a persistently abnormal thermogram has a 10 times greater risk of developing breast cancer in the future when no lifestyle or other changes are made. • When added to regular physician breast exams, survival rates (if cancer is detected) are increased by up to 61%. • A positive breast thermogram does not necessarily mean you have cancer. The increased heat can be suggestive of presence of many different breast abnormalities such as mastitis, benign tumors, fibrocystic breast, and hormonal imbalances. • In a study from 1998, 100 new cases of ductal carcinoma in situ were diagnosed pre-operatively using a clinical breast exam, mammography, and infrared imaging. The number of tumors diagnosed with mammography alone was 85%; the number of tumors diagnosed by including a breast exam and breast thermography increased to 95%. (Ref: The

By Jennifer Trejo, ND

Breast Journal, Volume 4, Number 4, 1998, 245-251) It is essential that you examine your breasts at least once a month. If you are premenopausal, you should examine them shortly after your period, when hormone levels are low, so that premenopausal lumps aren’t confused with a cancerous lump. If you are postmenopausal, you should examine your breasts at the same time each month. You should examine your breasts in the mirror and look for the following: 1. Unusual skin lump or dimpling. 2. Increased size of one breast. 3. One breast appears lower than the other. 4. Discharge or bleeding from the nipple. 5. An enlargement of the lymph nodes. 6. Color or texture changes in the skin of the breast. After a few months, you will become familiar with how your breasts feel, and you’ll be able to detect very small abnormalities. Mammograms look at anatomical changes in the breast, as they detect masses or lumps in the breast tissue. Thermograms look at vascular changes in the breast, as they detect blood flow patterns, inflammation and asymmetries. Because of these differences, some women are choosing to get annual thermograms and incorporating physician and self breast exams to look for masses and lumps. If something suspicious is found by these methods, a mammogram or, even better, an ultra sound, could be used to target the area(s) of concern. This can allow for a more proactive role in breast health for a woman. Thermography is useful for more than breast health. There are many other health issues that thermography can help with. Visit and click on “Thermography” for more information.

Jennifer Trejo is a Traditional Naturopath and owner of Abundant Life Wellness Center in Grapevine. She can be reached at: 817-328-1921 or visit:

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Interview: Steven Cottrell


n a hip area just east of downtown Fort Worth, Authentic Kung-Fu sits among tattoo parlors and cool restaurants. There you’ll find Steve Cottrell, master Kung Fu martial artist, hard at work passing down the legacy of Ttaiji (Tai Chi), Wing Chung, and Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu. Students around the world refer to him respectfully as Sifu, which means “teacher” or “master” in Chinese. I asked Sifu Cottrell a few questions about his school and his practice.

Q. What does it mean to practice martial arts? In many ways Kung Fu is a metaphor for all of life. Life is about learning to take responsibility for ourselves. That includes the potential pain that we might inflict on another human being, whether we are lashing out at someone emotionally or physically defending ourselves. As we mature, hopefully we learn concern for other people and how to temper our responses. The Chinese character for the word “martial” literally means “to stop the sphere.” It has less to do with fighting than it does with learning how not to fight, not to inflict pain. Because of their training, advanced Kung Fu students will not respond to someone’s anger. The student understands the dire consequences of inflicting great pain, whether physical or mental, on another human being. Q. How does a person learn Kung Fu? Martial arts is a path. The interesting thing about martial arts is that, although we call it an “art”, first you

must learn tools. You learn balance and to move your body through strengthening and conditioning. Then you begin to learn dozens and dozens of techniques. Ultimately, the technique becomes so automatic that you become the technique; the separation between you and the technique disappears. At that point, Kung Fu becomes a discipline of mind and body and you can use it as a means of self-expression. Q. Could Kung Fu be used for conditioning by someone who is out of shape? Many schools emphasize the sport, which implies competition. At Authentic Kung-Fu the only person you compete against is the one between your shoulder blades. The challenge comes not from any objective measure, like doing 100 push ups, but against what the individual is capable of, given their efforts. What a person can achieve is profound.

Q. What is the philosophy of your school: 1. To pass on an art that has survived for centuries and offers a life enhancing experience. 2. To enable people, if necessary, to defend themselves and their families.

3. Through the practice of martial arts, people can improve their mental and physical health. 4. If they’re lucky and diligent, people will find a depth of experience that has made martial arts a profound practice for thousands of years.

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Q. Some say that a martial arts practice is also a spiritual practice. Would you agree? If you are truly studying martial arts, how can it not be? I compare it to the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Ceremony is sacred, not because people are drinking tea, but because two people come together with the agreement that they will be nothing else, do nothing else - except be present with the other - in the moment. With Kung Fu training, your mind opens so that everything appears as one. If you are under attack by several people and you focus on one individual, all is lost. You must let go of thinking and memory and be completely in the moment.

About Sifu Cottrell Not merely a theorist, Sifu Cottrell’s martial experience ranges from full contact matches to actual combat while executing his duties with the United States government. Sifu Cottrell has also been an instructor for military counter terrorist and special operations units. These experiences have been instrumental in the development of the unique approach to training used at Authentic Kung-Fu. Authentic Kung-Fu 817-244-2347 2707 Race Street, Suite 105 Fort Worth, Texas 76111

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eaving no area of nutrition untouched while answering the mystery of how to put it all together to create a healthy diet for an energetic and well balanced life, Elson M. Hass, MD brings the planet to your plate with the updated edition of Staying Healthy with Nutrition. Accessible enough for every bookshelf yet detailed enough for use by health professionals, Hass covers everything from the biochemistry of digestion to investigation of pollutants and toxins to nutritional suggestions for many common ailments, all with an eye on keeping the earth healthy. In teaching how to balance amino acids for a vegetarian diet, Haas illustrates that “rice’s deficiency in the amino acid lysine has been accommodated over the ages by the use of spices (such as fenugreek, mustard seed, and turmeric- all high in lysine).” Pointing out that the balance of omega-6 to omega-3 EFAs has been linked to the likelihood of weight-loss and to chronic inflammation, Hass suggests replacing high omega-6 peanuts with high omega-3 sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Listing the most important foods to buy organic- such as baby food, strawberries, milk and bananas, Hass warns that attractive conventional produce often remains laced with pesticides, such as cucumber which has the second-highest level of carcinogenic pesticides used. Instead she offers her motto: good food (natural, organic, fresh), good thoughts, good actions. Providing meal plans and recipes for every stage of life including infancy and adolescence, during lactation or when taking birth control pills, and diets for anti-stress and healthy travel, this easy to use and comprehensive tome can be considered the owners manual for the human body. Elson M. Hass, MD, Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine, Celestial Arts, Berkeley, CA, 2006. $39.95


attling insomnia? If so, has someone broken your trust or is there something you are holding on to that is preventing you from releasing into sleep? Receding gums? If so, have you failed to maintain healthy boundaries or experienced a loss of power? Take back control by becoming fluent in the language of the bodymind. Speaking through its symptoms, the body concisely expresses the state of your mind and emotions. “Any emotion that is repressed, denied, or ignored will get stuck in the body,” explains Shapiro. This blockage leads to the symptoms you experience as illness. Using everyday language to detail the medical complexities of the body, Deb Shapiro, in this updated edition of Your Body Speaks Your Mind, provides an excellent place to begin querying what emotional, psychological or spiritual problem your body is trying to solve by creating illness, while accounting for other factors at play such as environment and genetics. Expertly weaving together the best minds in the field, Shapiro presents a host of suggestions and questions to explore the hidden inner realms of specific illnesses ranging from food allergies to loss of balance. In addition, she supplies a CD that guides you through turning your body from a stranger into a friend. Stopping short of claiming that fluency in bodymind speak will cure illness, Shapiro instead offers a powerful tool in the healing process. After all “As you think, so you become.” Deb Shapiro, Your Body Speaks Your Mind: Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages That Underlie Illness, Sounds True, Boulder CO, 2006. $19.95

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e have all felt the affects of depression at some point, whether personally or through witnessing the suffering of a loved one. Beginning with the sense of being lost, trapped or adrift, then compounded by a feeling of dependence and frustration at being unable to change, the sufferer comes to feel isolated and stuck. With Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, psychiatrist Dr. James Gordon offers a plan to take charge of depression by repairing the imbalances that create and maintain it. With over forty years of experience treating depression, Gordon has seen firsthand the failure of the usual drugs and therapies to truly fix depression. Instead, Gordon advocates a real and lasting cure—to change the lifestyle that led to the depression in the first place. Guiding you through this life overhaul, Gordon lays out a seven-point plan incorporating nutrition, exercise, meditation, and other healthful habits to promote wellness on all levels: physical, mental, and spiritual. Offering far more than just his medical expertise, Gordon shines light on depression by sharing his broad life experience and keen insight into human nature. Interspersing lessons from sources as diverse as neurology and Greek drama with anecdotes from his psychiatric practice and an abundance of helpful sidebars, Gordon empowers through a combination of education and support. Through warm, friendly, and reassuring writing, Gordon helps even the most depressed to open their minds to solutions instead of dwelling on problems. But those looking to Unstuck for a quick fix won’t find one. Instead, Gordon focuses on lasting change born from what may be a long and sometimes difficult path, but also a good one, full of movement, laughter, and finally joy. James S. Gordon, MD, Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, The Penguin Press, New York NY 2008. $25.95.


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mansion) to get something done may lead to folly. It is imperative that we set aside our emotions and get the facts. It is essential to the Obama Presidency that he be patient and take the time needed to build lasting change. Unfortunately, the transits reveal impatience in many if not all of us, so the rush to enact is met with a rush to reach and could lead to no action at all.

Your Autumn Stars by Cynthia Novak Here we are, living out the final months of the first decade of the first century in a millennium. The greatest gift and the trickiest part of being human is being aware that time is moving and that the future will hold great gifts and joys, as well as bring sorrow and challenges. Learn to live in the present time and to embrace the joys and gifts of this moment, while understanding that each breath is a gift, which one day will end for us all. In short: think ahead and make plans, while refining the art of living in the moment. As we move through the final months of this year, we are the people who will share our beliefs, our faith and, yes, the history of our folly with generations to come. The task of enjoying your life is to simply live it as you take measured precautions and make investments for the future. Risk what you can and celebrate what you have. Live for now and prepare for the future. As we begin October, Mars, the action planet, moves into a lunar mansion called Pushya. This is good for getting things done. The trick is to take decisive action, with a purpose in mind. If you aren’t sure where you want to be next summer, then take things very slowly. This fall it’s very easy to react rather than to be exact and that can lead any or many of us astray this season. You see, Mars loves to dive into something. He is in the constellation Cancer, which is very interested in taking care of the home or nest. It’s good at making money and spending it. We, the People of the United States, live in a 2-party Democracy. There is currently a majority of Democrats in both the House and Senate and there is a Democrat who is President. The Mars push (yes, Pushya is a pushy lunar

This is not only true in Washington, DC, but it is also true for you and me. We all have things we started and tried to get going earlier this year. Now is the time to review the plan, take whatever time is necessary to build a solid foundation, then do what is needed to get it going. Slow planning and consideration are important. Why? Because you’ll probably get what you want, however, you’ll need to determine if what you want now will still be desired next summer. Saturn pulls ahead of Uranus, which is great for economic action, but they’ll face off again in the spring and what is built on faulty foundation now could come down quickly then. So don’t stretch to buy what you can’t afford. Lay out your plans carefully and listen to the voice of the past, as well as your excitement for the future. This Autumn is not only about bringing things to an end, but about setting a foundation for the future. Saturn is now in the beginning of the constellation Virgo, where he’ll be for 2 years. He offers his cautious wisdom from decades of experience, but it lands on ears too busy to listen. He tries to point to caution, but most are tuned into their own thoughts and are busy texting and updating their blogs. Saturn is a heavy weight. No one wants to hear his call to invest and build slowly. How the Money Flows: I expect the economy will show strong signs of recovery, but expect the Credit Card companies to play with their new “regulations” so keep an eye on your statement. I would not be surprised if the $8,000 tax incentive to new homebuyers was extended. Expect business momentum to pick up this fall as well. But can we trust it long term? I don’t know, but do expect a little boom this fall. The Market continues to be volatile, but is coming up as we end the

year. Oil and gas prices are rising, too, so expect more drilling here as this year ends. This is the season voted most likely to seduce you with the latest beanie-baby investment. It will be most successful for folks who sell with some gain rather than holding out for the greatest profit. It is volatile, emotional and exciting, and filled with marches, protests and motivated, passionate leaders in all walks of life. It is an exciting time to be alive, but not the most cautious. Where the Love Grows: It grows cautiously in October as we weigh the risk and desire. It grows more easily in November as we find joy in simple activities that bring joy to daily life. It grows deeply in December as we reach for someone to share family time with: Someone who knows what we like or is willing to learn. It is a strong season to deepen your relationship or to seek one that has plenty of potential to run deep. Iran continues to be a place of political unrest. Their people reach out to the West and there is a response. It may not be public, but we may hear the details later. There are defectors coming out with stories to tell that are compelling to Western leaders and people. For now, Iran is tightening down its control on its people. It is painful to watch and it may take years, but a revolution was begun with the last election. We are watching the first stages of the end of Iran’s current leadership. October: On October 12th, Jupiter appears to stop in the heavens, then move forward. Jupiter is the guru, teacher, actor, lawyer and the planet of optimism. He appears to stop in the heavens in the lunar mansion Shravana, which is very good at study, learning and listening. We all strain to sort through the noise called “news” and many are compelled to act or react with passion. This is a fabulous time to go back to that good idea you had, but never got around to. It is time to get going and although our optimism may be faulty, it gets us off the couch and out of the void. Mars is irritable and aggressive from October through May. Be aware when you travel, but most of all be aware of your own temperament. This is a time when despots like to strut their power in

the world. The more isolated, the more aggressive. The world’s leaders have their hands full…wish them success and wise guidance. Mars moves into Cancer in your Vedic chart so notice where you are getting impatient. Although Mars gets couch potatoes moving, it often pushes us beyond endurance. Mars will remain within 30 degrees until the end of May 2010. Get used to it and practice patience. Mars is great for exercise and service. Hmm, does exercising patience count? You bet it does! I expect loads of small and large businesses to get going this season. Mars with Ketu. October 4th-15th the planet of war joins Ketu, the point of karma (events that are destined, but would never be planned). This combination is intense. For some, this is a time of loss. There is nothing to do, but accept the loss, grieve and start again. You were born with the strength to go on. Watch the world stage for signs of a conflict ending. Notice any political figure that rises to power as his nation struggles with economic crises. Be aware of our own desire to make some group the scapegoat of our economic fears. This general fearful state makes it difficult for the Democrats to push any legislation through. There are wary politicians on both sides. It is tempting for many to just jump in. November: This is an important month to keep our eyes on the international stage. Powerful political figures come forward to help the nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Former President GWB and Senator

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John McCain are all in the news for the next 6 months. Something big is happening now. Iran and North Korea remain in the news as political power changes hands in both countries during the next 3-5 months. Money goes into defense projects. This is good for Texas and important for the US to hold its position in the world. December: The planets bunch up briefly in mid-December. Turn back to February 2009 to see what we’ll be talking about at the end of the year. Yes, economic news is varied. Money and spending are erratic. The shopping season isn’t a bust, but it’s not really great either. Sales remain a big motivator. Many new relationships happen in the fall and folks reunite, too. December is always a busy month. Investors take profits. Jupiter with Neptune and Chiron culminate on Dec. 21st. Looking back over 2009, Jupiter, the great guru or teacher, crossed Neptune, the planet of mystical insights and illusion. For some, a powerful religious experience pulled them together. Various groups ride fast on fear and count the signs that the end is coming. This is also true with the pandemic fears for Swine Flu. They are still around, however, as the year ends we notice that they were not manifested. Chiron, the wounded healer, also joined this dance. Healthcare’s wounds as a whole were brought center stage. We the People were and are reminded that we must be pro-active with our own health. It is an exciting time. As the year ends, and these planets pull apart, we are reminded that faith and optimism are potent tools for healing and health. By the way, gas and oil prices

are rising and this is a trend for 2010. A lunar eclipse on December 31st (New Years Eve), makes this the perfect time to shed the old and embrace the new. The Obama Administration: The powerful Jupiter station in October is at the front of President Obama’s chart. He starts to get his gravitas back. It looks as if international politics pulls him into action. It also appears that the House and Senate begin to develop another Healthcare legislation. Obama has loads of vitriolic opposition. By year’s end, Mars is in his 7th house of partnerships and open opposition; his close advisers and “partners” start making news. Expect more First-Lady-Enthusiasm and criticism. I expect changes in his cabinet early next year. The buzz of his opposition grows louder this fall and doesn’t quiet until next summer. These aspects may also signify international threats to him. At the least, he will have the opportunity to sit down with his opposition and decide if he truly can cooperate. Expect loads of news and interviews with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator John McCain. They offer the wisdom of age and experience, political insight and information to the President. The Mars action brings GWB back onto the national and world stage as the year ends. He and President Obama may become friends. I expect President Clinton, President Obama and both Presidents Bush to come together for a cause before next summer. I hope it’s a positive one. Cynthia Novak is a professional astrologer. She can be contacted at metro 817-261-2984. Read Cynthia’s daily astrological message at or see Come hear Cynthia’s talk at the Wellness Expo in Addison on Sunday, October 18 at 11:30am entitled “Astrology & You”.


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Interview: Echan Deravy Director, Earth Pilgrims Can you tell us about your background and how an Irishman ended up living in Japan?

I was born in Scotland of an Irish mother and Scots father so my first nationality is British. Later in life I received a republic of Ireland passport, as well as a Canadian one, so I have three nationalities and am currently a permanent resident of Japan. I have been a traveler all my life. After exploring 75 countries in search of some kind of a hint of what lays beyond the matrix of our ‘societies’, I decided to enter a zen monastery at the age of 22 in 1974. I went to Kyoto and discovered it was not to become a monk, but a kind of esoteric scholar. I rigorously studied the language and culture as a lay practitioner of zen, while pursuing certification in martial arts and oriental medicine. I was an acupuncturist and university lecturer for many years before becoming a writer and lecturer on consciousness in the early nineties. Japan has been like a decades long university course that still is in session.

In your personal life, how have you turned inward for peace?

Thanks to Felicia Weiss I ended up translating Power vs. Force into Japanese with my wife doing the lion’s share of this hugely challenging work. David Hawkins is making something very clear that relates to peace. It requires a 600 level plus calibration on a 1000 scale to achieve peace consciousness. Love consciousness begins at 500. So it should be obvious that politicians and activists who bark on about peace at levels of consciousness far below these are seriously wasting both our time and their own. Peace is not a result. It is a primary cause. It is not a reaction to war, it is the very foundation of civilized and conscious life. The idea that we can protect ourselves from enemies and thus have peace is patently absurd. Either

you have it, peace in your heart, or you do not. So how do you get it? One must somehow raise one’s consciousness, but there is the quandary. In zen we had great ways to express this like ‘trying to pull yourself off the ground by yanking up on your own bootstraps.’ Sure we can and must make efforts, but then there is also the working of something entirely different. Call it grace. Call it the Lord. Call it what you will. I call it prayer. I prayed constantly as I walked. It was enormously demanding and tremendously fulfilling. The power of prayer becomes the engine of peace. Its cleansing spirit reveals our focus on the inner workings of the monkey mind and the jaded heart. It is essential for us, thus motivated by virus infected brains and dilapidated hearts to overcome the primal fear that underlies all emotions that keep us from peace. No amount of positive thinking does that. You need a spiritual life that is real. The heart generates an electromagnetic field thousands of times stronger than the puny brain. That should tell us something about the heart and why we should not lose heart now. So to conclude; peace will never result from any cerebral strategy, no matter how much money and defense systems you throw at the ‘problem’. Peace comes from a heart that knows gratitude and humility. Earth pilgrims shows us people like that in the high Andes of Peru. Simple.

How do you feel about the future of our planet?

Planets come and go. I feel we are all far too planetary retentive. The point is not the planet, but rather this astonishing creature called the human being, who is being called to a much higher order of existence and service to the galactic community. We are the leading edge of a bio-computer program called DNA that has been riding the waves of history and chaos for longer than we can possibly

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conceive. We understand almost nothing about time and space (90% of the universe is dark matter is the best we can come up with??), we have almost no clue about the historical past despite thousands of theories, and we cannot even co-operate at the most fundamental level thus avoiding violence and discord. The planet is not the problem. The problem is the pilgrim on that planet. When is he or she going to re-awaken to the fact that the journey is just getting underway and that a humbler attitude to all that is might be relatively useful at this ‘point’. I feel that the peace that surpasses all human understanding and the humility of a mother Theresa or a Nelson Mandela makes the regular orbiting of Earth around a very common G type star pale in comparison. Just as you will not find your God by looking outside in the darkness, (when the light is actually on inside) our future does not necessarily depend as much as one might imagine on the state of a wee planet. That is the spirit we need to embody. Even with our shields down, warp drive out for the count and power levels at threshold lows the crew of Spaceship Earth will come up with something that the ship’s computer itself could never have imagined...

What led you to create the film “Earth Pilgrims”?

Disillusionment. Age. Exasperation. But not necessarily in that order! I had become a rather well-known public speaker and writer in Japan, especially continued on next page >


as a proponent of the idea that not only is conscious evolution now imperative, but also of the now popular idea that there seems to be a time limit set on humanity’s awakening i.e. 2012. I had interviewed dozens of scientists and thinkers over the years including Deepak Chopra, John C. Lilly, Fred Alan Wolf, Graham Hancock, Terence McKenna, Hunbatz men and a whole host of shamans and maverick researchers in multiple fields to get a holistic view of this shift we all talk about. I had brought their work and my interpretation of it to Japanese attention via books, interviews, television and 37 actual research trips to sacred sites around the planet. We did not just study crop circles for example, we went into them and lay down in them with Colin Andrews back in the mid-nineties. I took remote viewing to Japan and taught over 700 people. After 15 years of this I wondered if I was even making a dent in the combined hallucination that government and media had generated in the minds of the people. People nodded their heads enthusiastically at me, then went back to sleep. I was now 55. Was I making a difference? Time to go on a walkabout and reflect on what I had done. After 1300 kilometers of Japanese rice paddies and highways I suddenly realized that a documentary film was the only option left. It was that or sliding into an oblivion called ‘well at least I tried’.

How did you select the people you interviewed?

Synchronicity really played a large part. In Japan there is an interesting expression used when talking about the creation of art. It is Musakui. This means for example that a potter will choose his clay and have a rough idea of what he wants in a pot. But as the wheel turns the pot evolves. He may then set it outside to dry and a bird might scratch the surface of the clay. The potter will incorporate these unforeseen elements into the design so that the pot finishes its own creation in a sense. I knew I wanted to show why a pilgrim spirit will soon be very important to all of us as

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great saint of America’s highways and byways, Peace Pilgrim?

What has been the response to “Earth Pilgrims” so far and what is your hope for those who view your film?

our multiple system collapse inexorably escalates. But I did not have a script until filming ended! Satish Kumar was a conscious first choice because I literally needed a man who had walked his talk in the pilgrim world. He had walked from India to Europe on a peace march and at my age had walked all over Britain. On both occasions he took no money. I can relate to that. The remaining guests appeared at the right time. Rumi was there in my mind from the beginning because without a true spiritual master in the film, one that could not be easily appropriated by any religion despite the fact that he was born in Islamic Afghanistan, I knew I would not be able to express the pilgrim properly.

How were you able to obtain the excellent footage of the woman known as Peace Pilgrim?

Dogged persistence. I spent a year tracking down footage having started with Friends of Peace Pilgrim. This eventually took me full circle back to Friends. I finally received the go-ahead to use the footage even though it was a for profit enterprise. But a lot of praying and visualization really did happen in the interim. I had to have a powerful woman in there, who could balance all those meaty guys, intellectually speaking of course. Who more perfect than the

As I answer this we have only shown it a limited number of times in Japan since its release at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Tokyo on June 6. I discovered that Japanese are very reticent to air their views directly to the director! However we have received very moving responses from those who wrote about their feelings. Their comments are to be found on our Japanese website. Our English website will also have this function. Visit: My intuition is that the film is also a kind of consciousness barometer. For those who think our planetary scale problems are exaggerated and that evolution is a theory that only applies to other species, the meaning of the film might not be readily apparent. For those who do sense that our current crises represent far more than the Shakespearian ‘much ado about nothing’, the film offers an original perspective that is not about saving the world. It is more about ‘getting with the program’ so to speak! May I facetiously call it the New Way of Operating, or the NWO for short? For those who do view this film, more than once being heartily recommended, my hope is that it will be spiritual edutainment in the best sense. I would hope they come away from seeing it inspired with a Hopi-like understanding that ‘WE really are the the ones we have been waiting for’.

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