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ealth. What does it mean to us? For many, getting enough sleep, exercise, and some veggies may be enough. Others may need more. The world is full of stress, and staying healthy, a greater challenge than ever. How can a sound mind and body become our natural state? For March, The Whole Person is honored to present an article on the ancient practice of Vipassana meditation by psychiatrist and renowned Vipassana teacher, Paul Fleischman. As Dr. Fleischman explains it, emotional, mental and physical health are intricately connected. Vipassana meditation, by purifying the mind at the deepest level, can have profound effects on our overall state of well-being, extending to benefits far beyond the physical. In this issue, we are also happy to include a first-hand experience by a reporter on her experience with sound healing. Additionally, WP brings two new offerings: a column on health, healing and well-being by herbalist, Djehuty, and The Whole Person Recommends, a place we will share info on events we think our readers want to know about. In our continuing columns, feng shui master Jennifer offers tips for balance and health in the environment, and the Healthy Foodie shares a recipe for healing miso soup. We hope you enjoy and learn from these offerings as much as we have. To your health and well-being. –The Whole Person Team THE

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Vipassana Meditation by Paul Fleischman, M.D. The Human Voice Vibrates With Love

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The Whole Person Recommended Events

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Health and Wellness in the Modern Day World - FENG SHUI

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Ask the Herbalist - by Djehuty Ma’atra - NEW HEALTH COLUMN

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CHRISTIAN SCHOYEN, founder and best-selling author of the life manual, A Second Life, God is giving you a second chance, will be at the Imagine Center Saturday, April 17, 11 am-5 pm. Book signing and a free talk on the life support and belief system designed to free you to create the life of unlimited potential that God intended. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. PREREGISTER FOR REFLEXOLOGY CLASSES with Bill Flocco, American Academy of Reflexology. Upcoming courses include: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Biomechanics of the Feet, Hands, March 2-28; Energy Healing and Aura Balancing, April 24-25; Cancer and Coronal Foot Reflexology, June 12-13; Foot Reflexology, June 19-20; and Hand & Ear Reflexology June 24-25. For complete schedule of classes call tollfree 866/588-8885. ReflexologyEdu@aol.com. www.AmericanAcademyofReflexology.com. TANTRIC DANCE OF FEMININE POWER is a devotional subtle body moving meditation practice that circulates life force throughout energy centers of the body. It is approached in utter surrender and reverence to increase the capacity to receive higher frequencies in the body and merge into one’s own Shakti energy, the Cosmic Feminine Creative Force. 5-week series: Tuesdays, starting March 16, 12:30-3:30 pm at Heaven on Earth L.A.; and Thursdays, starting April 1, 7-10 pm at Mudra Canoga Park. $180, $50 deposit to save your space. Facilitator Larise Kia, 818/6812898, larisekia@yahoo.com. SACRED JOURNEY TO THE U.K. WITH DIVINE LIGHT TOURS, an extremely powerful and transformational pilgrimage to some of the planet’s most incredible power places including Glastonbury (mythical Avalon), Stonehenge, Tintagel (King Arthur’s Castle and Merlin’s Cave), the spa city of Bath, Crop Circles, when in season, and more. For full itinerary and upcoming dates, see www.divinelighttours.com. PREREGISTER FOR: EXPERIENCE SUNBURST, July 6-Aug. 1. Experience living in an intentional spiritual community. Stay for up to one month, living, meditating and participating in service projects together. Call for more information. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. CHANNELED WORKSHOP WITH TORAH channeled by Shawn Randall, takes place Sat., May 2, 1:30-5 pm. “Secrets of Joy and Its Power,” not to be missed. At Awakenings Metaphysical Bookstore, 25260 La Paz Road, Suites D & E, Laguna Hills 92653 (La Paz exit off the 405 S.). $45 prepaid, $55 at the door, www.shawnrandall.com. Call Awakenings at 949/457-0797 to RSVP. IPSB OPEN HOUSE—FREE TO THE PUBLIC, at LA’s most innovative body therapy school. Next Open House takes place April 8. Come meet the staff, see a demonstration and learn about opportunities in the field of bodywork. Starts 7:30 pm sharp. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. GRIEF COACH TRAINING takes place April 1718 or April 15-18. Enroll now and get $50 off (coupon: Whole). Learn how to help yourself, help others, make a difference, make 6 figures. Get your free CD online, www.GriefCoachTraining.com. 866/344-3108. ADVANCED

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beach, a joyful family celebration with MSIA Spiritual Director John Morton and Urth Caffe pastries and coffee. At Santa Monica Beach, between Lifeguard Stations 22 and 24. Paid parking available at 2030 South Beach Parking Lot #4. Free. Contact Tonie at 323/737-4055, www. msia.org, email tonie@pts.org.

CROP CIRCLE TOUR IN ENGLAND, preregister for this upcoming tour, Aug. 3-9. Walk in the Magic with Shawn Randall of the Center for Personal Transformation. For details call 818/8882020, www.shawnrandall.com.

BODY ‘N SOUL STUDIO/QUE LINDA BOUTIQUE will be offering several programs during the month of March, including Channeling, Girls’ “Free Spirit” Group, Drum Circle, Youth Jam Circle, 55+ Soul Keepers and much more. Find us on Facebook at http://bit.ly/bJpMXq or visit www.quelindaboutique.com. Located at 3610 & 3610-1/2 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta 91214. Body N’ Soul Studio, 818/249-SOUL (7685), Que Linda Boutique, 818/541-0096.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR, preregister for 3 programs presented by Tracy this month at Que Linda Boutique/Body ‘N Soul: “It is ALL Within You,” “Magnetic to Love,” and “The Path of Relationships.” All offerings are transformative, evolving each part of your life. Courses vary in length, 6-8 weeks, $35/week or pay in advance and save. Call 818/279-1735 or email tracy@13degreez. com for details. Body N’ Soul Studio/Que Linda Boutique, located at 3610 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta 91214, 818/249-7685, 818/541-0096. AWAKEN THE LIGHT WITHIN, preregister for July 29-Aug. 1 event. Be the change you want to see in the world. Learn the liberating Sunburst Kriya Yoga meditation tool and discover the healing power of your personal relationship with the Divine. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. PREREGISTER FOR: SOUND HEALING WEEKEND INTENSIVE workshop, to be offered May 15-16, only $249 if you register by March 18 (reg. $375). With Wayne Perry. Sound Therapy Center, 618 N Orlando #6, West Hollywood 90048, 323/655-7781 for info and registration; or visit www.wayneperry.com. PREREGISTER FOR: MOVERS & SHAKERS, weekend workshop, March 12-14 in San Francisco. Do you have a message to share with the world? Want to launch a speaking career? Learn how from best-selling author Cheryl Richardson and CEO of Hay House, Reid Tracy. Earn a chance to host an Online Event, or weekly show on HayHouseRadio.com. Visit www.hayhouse. com or call 800/654-5126. EXPERIENCE UNIQUE GROUP ENERGY SESSIONS WITH ADAM DREAMHEALER for SelfEmpowerment and Personal Transformation at Intention Heals Conference on March 7, Marina Del Rey Marriott. As featured in “The Living Matrix,” Adam has presented at “What the Bleep” and Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. conferences. Rolling Stone Magazine says, “Adam is becoming one of the world’s most in-demand healers.” Learn techniques to focus your intentions toward healing and manifesting your desired reality. Adam, a molecular biologist and author of the DreamHealer series, is a gifted energy healer who combines his Native American experiences to embrace our own healing power. All registration at www.dreamhealer.com. ADVANCE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR: CHAKRAS, THE 7 POWER CENTERS, being offered Wednesday nights in May 2010, 7:30-9:30 pm. Learn skills to unlock the power of your chakra system to develop your full human potential and access your inner wisdom. Instructors: Rev. Judy Nelson and Rev. Wendie Colter. Series cost: $125. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www. clearsightaura.com, email clearsightaura@gmail. com. EASTER ON THE BEACH, Sunday, April 4, 10 am. Join the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA) for an Easter Morning Service on the

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SPIRIT SOCIAL WITH NICK, PYRAMID POWER. Guest speaker Nick Edwards is the “original” Pyramid Man (since 1975). He will explain why pyramids were built all over the earth and how his Pyramid Products use modern antenna technology to focus powerful “life force” energies. Suggested donation $10 (prepaid) or $15 (at the door), child $5. 7-9 pm, bring a potluck dish, we provide the wine. Indian Springs Ranch, Sylmar, CA. 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com. SELACIA’S ESSENTIAL OILS PASS IT ON CLASS, “Find Inner Peace.” Learn about the educational value, use and application of essential oils. Mondays 7-9 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica 90401. $5 at door. Weekly raffles and a final grand prize of the Everyday Oils kit. RSVP: Selacia, 310/915-2884, Selacia@Selacia.com. Details: www.younglivingpassiton.com/. FIRST MONDAY, the first Monday of each month is Service Professionals Day at The Imagine Center, with 10% off all retail merchandise with your business card. We offer intuitive readings and retail merchandise for spiritual enrichment and personal empowerment. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356, free parking in rear. Call 818/345-1100, or shop online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASSES, on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christcentered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. IPSB MASSAGE TECHNICIAN COURSE, become a professional massage practitioner, learn holistic bodywork techniques, state approved, CE units for RNs. Meets Mon. Thurs. 9 am-6 pm, ends March 31. Advance registration required. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. SUCCESS, HAPPINESS & PROSPERITY IN 5 MINUTES A DAY! Reprogram the most powerful part of your mind to achieve success, happiness and prosperity in less than 5 minutes a day. This workshop explains in easy-to-follow steps the Mental Bank Program, which puts you in the driver’s seat for success. Call Romy at HMI-Tarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www. hypnosis.edu. BEGINNING TAROT, meets 3 Mondays, March 1, 8 and 15, 7-9 pm. Watch the cards come alive as Wendy shows you how to interpret each individual card, how to ask a question, and how to put it all together in layouts which she will demonstrate on student volunteers in class. $34/session or $93 paid in advance, $8 materials fee payable to Wendy first night. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

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Modern Spirituality: The Time Is Now Evening Dialogue with Synchronicity High-Tech Meditation Wednesday, March 24th 7:30-9:30 pm The Wheel of Wellbeing 1575 Westwood Boulevard, Suite #303 Free and open to the public.

Evening Dialogue in Santa Barbara with Synchronicity High-Tech Meditation Friday, March 26th 8:30-10:30 pm at Yoga Soup 28 Parker Way, Santa Barbara $10 donation

Modern Spirituality: High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle The One Day Seminar Sunday, March 28th 10 am–5:30 pm The Wheel of Wellbeing $125 donation, includes book & Meditation CD.

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’ve never given a talk in an obstetrical hospital before. I hope everyone has not come here tonight to see me give birth! I’m going to focus on Vipassana, which is one particular kind of meditation, and I’m going to clarify its unique contribution to mental health. I will not be saying that Vipassana cures psychiatric illness, which is a claim sometimes put forward by some other types of meditation. What I will be saying to you tonight has an ironic quality: the more a person practices Vipassana meditation to get health benefits, the fewer health benefits they will get. The more a person practices Vipassana meditation for its total contribution to their life, the more health benefits they will get. Vipassana is not a treatment. It is a way of life to enhance well-being at many levels in many ways. Only by focusing on its essence can one obtain its peripheral additions. There is a famous story in our Vipassana tradition of our Teacher, Mr. Goenka, going to his Teacher and saying he wanted to learn Vipassana to cure his headaches. He was refused admission to the course! The goal of Vipassana meditation is not to cure headaches. He had to agree to take Vipassana for its spiritual core, for its total contribution to his life. He agreed to do so with initial reluctance, but he did finally enter the course in the manner intended. After ten days, Mr. Goenka ended up with his headaches being cured. Because he surren-

dered the narrow healthcare goal and embraced the larger humanistic goal, he benefited at the level of health but also at many more levels, which ultimately enabled him to become a world-wide teacher who has had a beneficial impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, from Chile to Mongolia, from Canada to New Zealand. Because Vipassana has such wide effects upon the total person, I want to tell you a story illustrating the difference between a focus on health, and a focus on the complex human dimensions of life. There was a young doctor who had recently completed his medical training. He was a very modern fellow, well informed about preventive medicine. He was committed to the idea, which most of us have also embraced, that diet and exercise can be very helpful in preventing illness. But he was also a post-modern man who unfortunately had lost touch with some of the higher aspirations and deeper dimensions contained in human life. He was a typical contemporary mechanist and materialist. Well, as the story goes, in the town where this young doctor was working in the emergency room, there was an elderly couple. The elderly man was known to have a weak heart. One day he had crushing chest pain and his wife wisely called the ambulance. The ambulance arrived, and immediately raced the patient off to the emergency department. The wife followed behind the ambulance in her car. Of course she could not keep up with the ambulance and arrived about ten minutes after it had. She was met at the door by our young doctor, who gave her terrible news. He said, “Your husband has died of a heart attack.” Naturally, the woman was stunned with grief and began to


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weep. But our young doctor, a good-hearted soul, tried to soothe her by saying, “Don’t worry, don’t cry—in the ten minutes between your husband’s arrival at the hospital and his actual death, I was able to give him one last, modern, up-to-date lecture on the importance of diet and exercise.” There is more to life than life Vipassana is a meditation Path, a meditation tradition that teaches us there is more to life than life. A human being wants more than merely healthy survival, although we want survival also. Vipassana is something that enhances existence by redirecting our sights higher than mere survival itself, towards the inspirational, universal realizations, which direct, ennoble, and bond our mere duration to higher meanings and purposes.

technique. Frequently, I’m invited to speak at a conference, particularly a medical conference, where different kinds of meditation are taught. The lecturers are asked to give a demonstration of the kind of meditation they are talking about, usually a ten-minute demonstration. Imagine my embarrassment when I have to say, “This meditation can only be demonstrated during a ten-day long period.” Other people seem to teach meditation in minutes. Why does it take ten days just to learn to close your eyes and meditate? Vipassana has as its goal the ability to change your heart and mind. It puts you on a path, a way of life that is healthy for body, mind, and spirit. From the healthy way of life, both physical and mental health benefits may flow. But the goal is not any specific physical health or mental health “fix”, but a path of life itself. Now let’s look at what the teaching of a ten-day course is like. The course consists of nine days of Noble Silence. Noble Silence means you are free to talk to the Teacher or to the course manager if you have some problem, but otherwise your attempt is to be silent. Silence means not merely silence in speech, but silence of mind. You are asked to refrain from reading, writing, using a telephone, using a computer, watching television, or even taking notes. The meaning of this is not to deprive you, but to free you up, to focus you and to diminish annoyances and distractions. Next, you are asked to take vows not to kill, steal, lie, use intoxicants, or to commit sexual misconduct. The goal of these vows is not to acquiesce to repressive religion, but simply to orient the jet to fly at the right angle when it takes off from the tarmac. The vows put you in the right frame of mind for learning a practice of observation and harmony. You are also to practice the teaching exactly as it’s given to you, without adding anything, without subtracting anything, giving it a fair trial. The technique has been used for 2500 years, so the request is: “Try it as it is: don’t change it at all, and give it a chance to reveal its value.” The course is explained in a clear, detailed, precise manner.

Vipassana is a meditation Path, a meditation tradition that teaches us there is more to life than life.

Vipassana is an ancient meditation tradition that is aimed at reorienting our lives. The word “Vipassana” was used by the Buddha to describe the meditation that he himself practiced. But Vipassana is not the same thing as Buddhism. My teacher, Mr. Goenka, is not a Buddhist. I have never called myself a Buddhist. Instead, Vipassana is a practice that fits best with the empirical traditions, like medicine and science. Its basis is realistic observation of oneself. Let’s look at these two important words. Realistic means nothing added, nothing subtracted, no religion, no philosophy, just the facts. Observation means you yourself determine what the facts are, based on what you yourself experience while meditating. Our great American poet, Robert Frost, wrote: “Anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak . . . The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows.” In Vipassana we work hard to get the facts. By observing ourselves only, we open a window on the bigger picture. One of the unique features of Vipassana as taught by Mr. Goenka, is that a student has to go away for ten full days in order to learn this

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aybe it is because I have had a little crush on the wavicle—the word coined because energy exhibits both wave and particle properties and behavior, making it hard to say what, if anything, distinguishes energy and matter—that Wayne Perry’s assertions about a world of made up of sound didn’t fall completely on deaf ears. The first view I had of my babies was, after all, by ultrasound, so sound can find the shape and structure of things through its reflection signature. Perhaps sound is also one way to understand the world’s component parts. The world may well be abuzz. Part I of Wayne Perry’s book, “Sound Medicine,” a book that is well on its way to becoming the go to book in the field of sound and vibrational healing, leads with this quote: “All matter consists of vibrating waveforms of energy. And though it may not be audible to the human ear, sound is emitted from these wave forms.” I admit it, though I write for this magazine from time to time, I’m not as New Agey as some. But when I looked at Wayne Perry’s website, I wasn’t put off by him. As I said, something about his life’s work intrigued me, seeming both scientific and mystical, just like life is when you get right down to it. Is it a wave, or is it a particle? Are we spiritual beings, or functioning masses of cells we call a body? I’m not super New Agey, but I’m disorganized-ly religious. I believe in God. When Wayne did voice diagnostics on me, we were a little rushed, and he was hesitant to make concrete diagnoses, preferring to have more time if possible. Even so the results were in keeping with psychological and physical challenges that I do indeed have. Wayne even brought up a year in my life, suggesting that it may have been a year of significant change or something unresolved, and I’d have to say that year was a very harrowing one for my younger self to go through. Wayne doesn’t claim to be a psychic. But in his practice of sound therapy, in

which he has found the voice to be the door to the heart, he has been led to align himself with the divine healer, the Infinite Tone. I will offer some philosophical thoughts about his work, and gleanings from an interview with Wayne before I return to my personal experiences. Speaking with Wayne I appreciated his willingness to share the skepticism he had

It might be that the components of life are units of sound. when he first encountered the notion of healing the human body with sound. His stories and details are not the examples of a man who has swallowed some kind of cult teaching. He is willing to explain the process of curiosity, study, experimentation and observation that led to his life’s work and its continuing evolution. He is sensitive both to the skepticism of others, and to the fact that many people who decide to look into sound and vibrational healing have probably never heard of it before. No pun intended there! I found Wayne’s book and companion CD to be a fine blending of mind, heart, experience, philosophy and evidence. But there is a paradigm shift required to recognize that just maybe the components of life are units of sound, even if the concept becomes oddly refreshing after awhile. However, any busy person with a Western-trained mind would have to take time and effort to give a good hearing to Wayne’s teaching. And yet distress, pain and sickness are good at motivating people

to seek relief. I recall learning in literature courses in college that sight is at the top of the hierarchy of senses for the West since the time of the Enlightenment. And that sight is highly linked to the intellect and judgment. If I reach down and touch the weave of the sleeve of my shirt, I have to close my eyes and spend about a minute touching it before I can really feel it, and understand the pattern with my hand-tomind coordination, because I’m accustomed to taking in information through my eyes rather than my sense of touch. Similarly, I think I have a pretty good ear, and yet I have met people who hear more than I do, musicians who can tell me what instruments and vocal sounds are coming out of the right and the left speakers of my stereo, and once this is pointed out, I wonder why I never noticed. I think it is because of a perception hierarchy. But here and there some peoples’ inclinations set them apart from the rest of us Westerners. Fortunately, if sound healing is a sound practice (so hard to resist all the double entendres in this piece of writing), Wayne is a singer and a songwriter who learned to tune into the world of sound with tenacity, and to bring it to the public. “I like to empower people,” Wayne said. His books and his CDs allow people to do much of the healing on their own, economically. Sessions with him are also reasonably priced and thorough in terms of offering understanding about sound therapy, diagnosis, prescribed exercises to use to find balance and healing, and follow up after a reasonable amount of time is allowed for the process to begin working. Wayne really sees all healing as self-healing. Facilitators of that healing serve others best by getting out of the way and empowering the person to live their own life and truth fully. The history of Wayne’s Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles is the history of his own growth as a practitioner (continued on page 58)


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Snatam Kaur’s Sacred Chant Concerts with GuruGanesha Singh I first began listening to Snatam Kaur’s music in 2002, when a good friend sent me a CD; it was titled, “Prem,” which means Love. The beautiful music and lyrics resonated with me from the first moment of listening, as in my own life I was balancing inner love, peace, harmony and my connection to the world around me. The music inspired me to realize that each of us has the power to bridge separation and connect with all things and to realize that my inner peace is also that which I shared with humanity. Snatam was born with the gift of music. Even before the age of two, she was already immersed in a home where music was a part of everyday life. Her father played several musical instruments, and everyday her mother would sing devotional songs of the Sikh faith. Her name, Snatam, means Universal, nucleus and friend to all, and is truly personified by her voice and the themes present in her music. This spiritually-gifted singer has dedicated her life to spreading peace and love throughout the world. In 2004, Snatam began the Celebrate Peace Tour to spread her inspirational message throughout the world. Snatam has toured all over the planet, sharing the sacred teachings of the Sikhs in the spirit of peace, making Snatam a musical missionary dedicated to bringing the experience of peace through music to cities all over the world. Putting her heart where her mouth is results in music that only a she can deliver. Much of the proceeds from her tours have benefitted schools, hospices, juvenile centers, and local communities — just as her music has benefitted many through its unifying melodies, blending audiences together as one, and helping people know that they are all connected. Snatam uniquely and beautifully sings her spiritual practice (Sikh) in each and every song. To truly experience meditation via the musical experience, you must listen to her music with your heart and mind open, so as to receive the divine grace, love, and peace that music promotes. One can clearly hear and sense the connection between her music and spirituality in every song, giving listeners a sacred musical experience to celebrate the grace, love, and divinity within all beings, while simultaneously promoting the transformative power of peace. This month, the very talented Snatam Kaur brings her Sacred Chants Tour with Guruganesha Singh — whom she has been touring with Snatam Kaur for more than ten years — to Encinitas, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and several other northern California venues. Snatam Kaur and GuruGanesha Singh are dedicated Ambassadors for 3HO, a United Nations Non-governmental organization, supporting the UN’s peace resolution their concerts. Both artists bring their combined years of experience and love of music creating a sacred atmosphere promoting peace worldwide. Snatam’s presence and serene, tranquil, soothing, and melodious voice will mesmerize audiences as she sings and chants devotional songs that spread a hopeful message and cultivate the practice of peace. Snatam’s music has been an inspiration to me for years. It cultivates inner peace and encourages the sharing of that peace with others, while recognizing we are all one. We all have the capacity to spread peace. A complete list of concert dates, tickets, and CDs is available at www.SpiritVoyage. com/Snatam. This article was a collaborative effort between Paris Chatman, artist and Djehuty Ma’atra, writer.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 5 EVERY DAY SOUL, an MSIA video presentation featuring John Morton, Spiritual Director of MSIA, and Laren Bright, DSS. Morton talks about his relationship with Jesus the Christ and how it demonstrates itself in ordinariness and about the challenges of being an ordinary soul. 7:30-9 pm, free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Judy, 323/7374055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. “CREATE,” A VICKIE REINER WORKSHOP, 7-9 pm. For details visit our website. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. NEW AGE BIBLE INTERPRETATION, Vol. 7, by Corinne Helene, 7-8 pm, class every other Friday, donation. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/3954346. Enter from back alley. THE FREEDOM TO LIVE LIFE FEARLESSLY, join us Friday nights in Santa Monica at the Yahoo! Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, for an inspiring video series featuring best-selling author Guy Finley as he talks on fearlessness, success, letting go, and more. Each meeting awakens new energies, broadens understanding, and delivers welcome relief from all of life’s troubles. 7-8 pm. For info call 310/266-9930 or visit www.guyfinley.org.

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KARUNA REIKI HEALING NIGHT, Glendale (La Crescenta), 6:30-9:30 pm, $20 suggested donation, no preregistration required, all welcome. What could be more powerful than Reiki? Karuna Reiki. Come explore this healing energy. Meditative, powerful evening. Weekend class follows. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/9633533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. At Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214. HIGHER SELF, LOWER SELF, AND MASK, an interactive workshop with Ann Bradney, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10. Info: 800/996-7248, www.AnnBradney. com. Join this international mind/body practitioner in this 2nd of 5 interactive workshops about Radical Aliveness/Healing the Body/Mind. Fun and challenging Core Energetics exercises that work directly with each of these 3 energies to transform the Self. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 6 PEOPLE & PET COMMUNICATION AND HEALING FAIR, everyone welcome, free healings for people and pets. Bring your pets on a leash or in a cage so they are comfortable; bring a picture if you can’t bring them in person or just bring yourself! 1:30-3:30 pm. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com.


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REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and handson practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/3972405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. WOMEN’S GROUP led by Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. This gathering of women is a time of sharing and discussion on women’s issues and spiritual growth. Meets on the 1st Saturday of the month, 10-11:30 am, no charge. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. SELACIA SEMINAR: YOUR DNA & PSYCHIC GIFTS, 7:30 pm. Attend this experiential seminar to discover how to become more psychic by working with your DNA. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. Preregistration required online. Held at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose, W. Hollywood 90069. Info: 310/915-2884. Signup and mailing list: www.Selacia.com (Free Seminar Signup). Email Selacia@Selacia.com. MATRIX ENERGETICS BOOK DISCUSSION, led by Dr. Marie Ann/M.E. Practitioner. 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. REIKI 1 & 2 CLASS, March 6-7. Amazingly powerful, easily learned energy healing. Promotes relaxation and healing in oneself and others, in-

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cluding across distances. Experimental, casual atmosphere. 9:15 am-7 pm (1 pm lunch), $350. Register on website. Nursing and NCBTMB Ces. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery. com. At Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214 (near Glendale). PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www. vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. END YOUR STORY, BEGIN YOUR LIFE, author Jim Dreaver discusses and signs his book, 3 pm. Info: www.EndYourStory.com. Bring your seeking to an end. Do the practice. Experience freedom. Create a new story for your life! Dreaver teaches the simple practice of freedom which clears the noise from your mind and brings you into this moment now. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Improve your mental and physical health in 2010 through this gentle, stress-reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners welcome! 9 a.m., Qi Gong breathing and energy exercises, instruction in Traditional Long Yang style T’ai Chi. Individualized attention given to improve posture, strength, balance and coordination. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire and Chelsea, 2 blocks W of 26th St.),

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SUNDAY, MARCH 7 THE KISS OF PRAYER, with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, the Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. INTRODUCTION TO THE MOVEMENT OF SPIRITUAL INNER AWARENESS, workshop. Discover MSIA, a nondenominational church founded by #1 New York Times bestselling author, JohnRoger, D.S.S. Learn tools and techniques that allow you to experience your Soul and incorporate spirituality into your everyday life in a practical, workable way. 2-5 pm, free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Debbie Roth, 323/737-4055, ext. 1179, email debbieroth@msia. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. 3RD ANNUAL INDIAN SPRINGS RANCH SPIRITUAL DAY & PSYCHIC FAIR, with over 30 healers and psychics, free lectures, workshops and live music. Crafts, crystals and gifts. Free raffle, spiritual prizes. 11 am-7 pm. $10 or call or email


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gail@gailthackray.com for 2 free tickets (see half-page ad in this issue). Sylmar, CA, 818/8906111, www.GailThackray.com. THE HILLTOP HEART: FRED RUFFELL, student of Religion and Philosophy and Minister of New Age Bible & Philosophy Center. 11 am Sunday service, New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/3954346. COMMUNICATING WITH ANGELS. Angels, guardian angels, and archangels—exactly who and what are they and how can they help you in your daily life? Visit or watch the class streamed live on the web from 7-9 pm. Unarius Academy of Science, 145 S. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, 800/475-7062, www.unarius.org. AKADUA FREE HEALING CLINIC, 1 pm, free. AkaDua is a transformative substance transmitted into the body. When activated, it creates an energy field for healing, art, spiritual work. Free AkaDua healing. Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Info: The Tequihua Foundation, 3485 University Ave. off Lemon St., Riverside 92501, 951/686-3471, www.tequihuafoundation. org/akadua.html. THE HISTORY MAN, a one-act play, 1 pm, presented by author Leslie Perry and Rev. Donna Byrns. This exciting play is given on a freewill donation basis. Celebrating the Gandhi/King/ Chavez Season for Non-Violence. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. EXPERIENCE UNIQUE GROUP ENERGY SESSIONS WITH ADAM DREAMHEALER for SelfEmpowerment and Personal Transformation at Intention Heals Conference, Marina Del Rey Marriott. As featured in “The Living Matrix,”

Adam has presented at “What the Bleep” and Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. conferences. Rolling Stone Magazine says, “Adam is becoming one of the world’s most in-demand healers.” Learn techniques to focus your intentions toward healing and manifesting your desired reality. Adam, a molecular biologist and author of the DreamHealer series, is a gifted energy healer who combines his Native American experiences to embrace our own healing power. All registration at www.dreamhealer.com.

RELATIONSHIP STRATEGIES, free class, 7-9 pm. Having a successful relationship is the most important and yet the most difficult aspect of our lives. How much of our behavior in relationships has been programmed from childhood? What role does the subconscious mind play in whom we choose in relationships? Learn the answer to these questions as well as how to return to the honeymoon stage. Call Romy at HMI-Tarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www.hypnosis. edu.

OPEN TOURS, LABYRINTH & GARDENS at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, 12-4 pm. Experience the subtle power of the Labyrinth, enjoy the peace and seclusion of our “East Meets West” meditation gardens. Tour this 1910 LA Historical Cultural Monument. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Call Judy, 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org. Free, donations welcomed.

QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 7:15-8:30 am. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. Qi-Gong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place where Ocean Park Blvd. & Strand meet the beach in Santa Monica.

PSYCHICROBIN.COM, PsychicMom.com is internationally known as RobinZodiac.com, and hosts a ‘live’ Cable Radio Network show 8-9 am every Sunday PST. For your on-air sample reading, the station number is 800/336-2225. You can chat during the show ‘live’ at http://psychicdomain.com/chat.html and listen at http://www. CRNTalk.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 8 SELACIA’S ESSENTIAL OILS PASS IT ON CLASS, “12 Oils of Ancient Scripture.” Learn about the educational value, use and application of essential oils. Mondays 7-9 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica 90401. $5 at door. Weekly raffles and a final grand prize of the Everyday Oils kit. RSVP: Selacia, 310/915-2884, Selacia@Selacia. com. Details: www.younglivingpassiton.com/.

FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 9 TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the Tuesday Evening Service. Communion. An evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. We will be doing the 12 Power Affirmations this evening. A Center for Awaken-


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ing Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA, lecture by Etan Boritzer, 7:30-9:30 pm, donations welcome. Info: 310/621-2144, www.veronicalanebooks.com. This talk presents basic Buddhist concepts derived directly from the canonical discourses (suttas) of the Buddha himself, as translated from the oldest extant Sinhalese manuscripts. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 THE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION PRACTICE GROUP meets every other Wednesday, 7-9 pm, with Tom Armbruster. This group is geared to those who have attended at least one of the Basic NVC workshops and want to meet on a regular basis. Info: Tom at 626/798-1854 or tomscats@charter.net. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. ANIMAL COMMUNICATION, 7:30-9:30 pm. Learn advanced clairvoyant and telepathic tech-

niques for communicating with a variety of animals, including common pets as well as wildlife. Learn how to diagnose physical and energy imbalances in animals, for healing animals, dialoguing with animals and to gain greater insight about our world. Instructor: Rev. Judith Nelson. $65. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com, email clearsightaura@gmail. com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. New 8-week series for beginning and intermediate level students begins today. At AADAP, Inc., 2900 S. Crenshaw at 29th St., LA 90016. T’ai Chi reduces stress, improves balance and posture, and benefits your overall health. Class begins 6 pm. Fee charged, call 310/479-3646 for info. Email sprakerlg@earthlink.net, www.alexandertaichi. com. AURA ADVANTAGE: How the Colors in Your Aura Can Help You Attain Your Desires and Attract Success, author Cynthia Sue Larson discusses and signs her book, 7:30 pm. Info: www. LightWorker.com. This groundbreaking thinker and critically acclaimed author shares evidence linking intention with our energy fields, with powerful approaches to increasing energy, sensing opportunities and danger, and gaining a deeper understanding of oneself in relationship with others and the universe. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 4-5 pm. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. QiGong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is

punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place at Douglas Park middle East side, located at 25th & Wilshire, in Santa Monica.

THURSDAY, MARCH 11 POWER UP WITH PRAYER CLASS, Thursdays through March 25, 7-9 pm. Learn and practice the principles of Affirmative Prayer, discover the history of prayer, Letting Go, Entering the Silence. Practice turning negatives into positives. 4 classes with Rev. Mary Ann McAfee, freewill offering basis. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. BEGINNING ASTROLOGY, PHASE 2, 7-9 pm Thursdays through April 15. Now that you’ve learned some of the ABC’s of signs, planets, houses and aspects, we will look more closely at chart patterns, hemispheric emphasis, major configurations, standouts, phases of the moon, aspect patterns, and learn how to put it all together. $120 in advance for series or $25/class (plus one-time $20 fee for materials). Facilitator: Maxine McMartin. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. BLOODLINE HEALING, a workshop with George Hunter, 7:30-9:30 pm, $20. Info: 646/296-2194, www.BlueStoneInstitute.com. Join Mohawk Healer George Hunter in an evening talk about releasing our family wounds to uncover our greatest gifts. Once the past has been lifted, we truly live in the moment with a clear path to fulfill-


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ing our life’s purpose. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 12 CENTERING TO FIND THE SOUL, an MSIA video presentation featuring John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of MSIA, where he speaks about the inner and outer power and explains the danger of power without love, and how to find balance between power and love within you. 7:30-9 pm. Free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Judy, 323/7374055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. THE WISDOM YOU NEED TO WALK AWAY FROM DEPRESSION. Join us Friday nights in Santa Monica at the Yahoo! Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, for an inspiring video series featuring best-selling author Guy Finley as he talks on fearlessness, success, letting go, and more. Each meeting awakens new energies, broadens understanding, and delivers welcome relief from all of life’s troubles. 7-8 pm. For info call 310/266-9930 or visit www.guyfinley.org. MOVERS & SHAKERS, weekend workshop, March 12-14 in San Francisco. Do you have a message to share with the world? Want to launch a speaking career? Learn how from best-selling author Cheryl Richardson and CEO of Hay

House, Reid Tracy. Earn a chance to host an Online Event, or weekly show on HayHouseRadio. com. Visit www.hayhouse.com or call 800/6545126. AN EVENING WITH CYNTHIA SUE LARSON, author of Aura Advantage, 7 pm. Have you noticed pregnant women with “a special glow,” or seen people in love “beaming”? Cynthia explains why some days are happier, healthier and luckier. Learn how you can transform from an accidental manifestor into a conscious creator. www. realityshifters.com. Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 93101, 805/564-3573, www.paradise-found.net. DO YOU WANT TO BE YOUR “SELF” or Do You Want To Be What They Want You To Be?, lecture, film, experiential Self-Actualization with Bond Wright, MA, CRT, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10. Info: 310/450-3396. The search for Self is a life-long journey of the utmost importance because if we do not have our Self, we have nothing with which to live life. This workshop is targeted towards helping you to encounter and develop the unique potential of your Self. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13 SPECIAL TELLING BY KOYOTE THE BLIND. Power, Beauty, Darkness…a deeply experiential performance art. Witness hidden worlds revealed before your eyes. 5:30 pm, $10. At The Coffee Depot, 3204 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside 92507. Purchase tickets at http://thetellingcoffeedepot.eventbrite.com or call 951/686-3471. Presented The Tequihua Foundation, , www.tequihuafoundation.org.

OJAI HEALER’S CIRCLE meeting, 2-3:30 pm. A new monthly healer’s circle is being formed at Soul Centered today. This circle will explore various healing modalities in the alternative health field, with several new speakers each month to share their wisdom and healing techniques, with time for open discussion and refreshments. Suggested donation $10. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. WHERE SCIENCE AND METAPHYSICS MEET, with Dr. Margie Ann, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. QIGONG: CULTIVATING STRONG BODY, CALM MIND, a unique opportunity to study 2 qigong lineages never fully transmitted in the West, with Daoist practitioner, author, scholar Eva Wong. On March 13-14, 9 am-6 pm, at Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica 90401. Sponsored by the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles & Emperors College, Santa Monica. CEUs for acupuncturists. Visit http:// la.shambhala.org/qigong/ for more info and registration or call 323/255-5472. INTRODUCTION TO HYPNOSIS: Come and learn how hypnosis can help you and your loved ones to improve your personal and professional life, and how people practice it against your will. $10/person, couples $15, 6 pm. At 4023 Walnut Grove Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770. Call for reservations at 323/868-2216. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes


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TALKING TO THE DEAD & Communicating with the Higher World, join John J. Oliver, psychic detective, spiritual teacher, full body trance-medium and star of Court-TV’s “Haunting Evidence” for a lecture on the beginning of your lifelong communication with the Higher Worlds. You can be ready for the “Golden Moment.” You can also train to be a Guide. 1-2:30 pm, free. Info: www. johnjoliver.com. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE WORKSHOP, 9:30 am into evening jam session. Find soul expression in an easy-to-play, intuitive instrument. Playing Native American style flute naturally develops deep breathing and a healing sound for yourself and others. Flutes available for purchase. Meals provided. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL SOUND HEALERS TRAINING workshop, March 13-15. With Wayne Perry, Sound Healer, Toning Channel and host of radio and TV’s Heart Touch Show. Prerequisite: attendance at a Sound Healing Weekend Intensive within the last 3 years. Sound Therapy Center, 618 N Orlando #6, West Hollywood 90048, 323/655-7781 for info and registration; or visit www.wayneperry.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www. vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. LEARN TO MEDITATE, workshop with Sean Meshorer, Certified Meditation Instructor, 2-5 pm, $50 advance, $60 at the door. Info and registration: 310/396-9900, www.anandala.org/meditation-classes. Send checks to: 8033 W. Sunset Bl., Suite 942, LA 90046. For over 40 years tens of thousands have looked to Ananda for the highest quality meditation instruction. Whether you are interested in meditation of health, happiness, managing stress, developing intuition, success, or spiritual growth, this is the workshop for you. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. TALKING TO THE DEAD & Communicating with the Higher Worlds, free lecture with John J. Oliver, 7:30-9:30 pm, preregistration required. Info/ registration: Craig, 301/617-4877, www.JohnJOliver.com. John is a psychic detective, spiritual teacher, and full body trance-medium. (John has aided police in solving cold cases on Tru TV’s

series, Haunting Evidence.) He will teach specific practices to prepare the heart and mind to be “spiritually present.” Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Improve your mental and physical health in 2010 through this gentle, stress-reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners welcome! 9 a.m., Qi Gong breathing and energy exercises, instruction in Traditional Long Yang style T’ai Chi. Individualized attention given to improve posture, strength, balance and coordination. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire and Chelsea, 2 blocks W of 26th St.), alternate inside location when rains. Sifu Spraker has taught internationally for over 37 years. For info, fees & enrollment: 310/479-3646. www.alexandertaichi.com. FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura. com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 14 WHAT TIME IS IT? With Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, the Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. BUDDHA & JESUS, with Simone Maudhui, teacher of the Ageless Wisdom. 11 am Sunday service. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/3954346. SUNDAY GET-TOGETHER: What Makes You Happy, 10:45 am-1 pm. Each month we celebrate a different spiritual perspective followed by sharing whatever makes us happy in our lives. Everyone welcome. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. FREE HEALINGS FOR ANIMALS, by Lori Spagna, 12-4 pm, at the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walkups also welcome. Info and appts: 866/388-5115 or www.EfilsGod.com. Lori is founder of Efil’s God (Dog’s Life backwards), a spiritual, holistic approach to communication and healing for the mind, body and spirit in every living being. She is also a canine behavioral expert certified in Animal Reiki, DNA Theta Healing, Animal Communication and other Eastern energy healing techniques. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. LIVE A LIGHT-HEARTED LIFE: Rediscover Inspiration, presented by Kadampa Meditation Center, 10:30 am-12 noon, $12 donation. Discussion and meditation. Info: 323/223-0610, www. MeditateinLA.org. By learning to appreciate the special opportunity we have, we will find the inspired life we long for, a life that makes a difference to others and to the world. We can live a light-hearted and inspired life no matter what arises. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. GLASS ART & CRYSTAL JEWELRY, presented by Pele’s Designs, 1-5 pm, table at Bodhi Tree Bookstore. Come meet Moshe, the creator of


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HEALTH IN A TROUBLED WORLD, workshop with Joy Boisvert, 3-5 pm, donations welcome. Info: 760/868-2873. Joy is a seasoned Medical Intuitive, Healer and Intuit who has clients in the U.S., Canada and England. She is able to read the sounds of imbalance within the body, remove blocks to healing, and open Spiritual Chi which heals and opens avenues of reawakening the Kundalini Soul. She will offer some personal readings and answer audience questions. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. BE MORE POSITIVE! How to Become the Architect of Your Thought Life, lecture and discussion with Chris Connell, 7:30-9:30 pm, $5. Info: www. MakeTheMostOfThisLife.com. Learn how to use Eckhart Tolle’s “Presence Teachings” plus the “Law of Attraction” to help you create a life you love to live. This Law of Attraction expert will give you the nuts and bolts of how to manage our thought life to maximize our happiness. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and handson practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/3972405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. OPEN TOURS, LABYRINTH & GARDENS at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, 12-4 pm. Experience the subtle power of the Labyrinth, enjoy the peace and seclusion of our “East Meets West” meditation gardens. Tour this 1910 LA Historical Cultural Monument. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Call Judy, 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org. Free, donations welcomed. PSYCHICROBIN.COM, PsychicMom.com is internationally known as RobinZodiac.com, and hosts a ‘live’ Cable Radio Network show 8-9 am every Sunday PST. For your on-air sample reading, the station number is 800/336-2225. You can chat during the show ‘live’ at http://psychicdomain.com/chat.html and listen at http://www. CRNTalk.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 15 SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASSES, on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christcentered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. MEDITATIONS FOR MODERN MAN, 7-8:30 pm, a 4-week course in ancient Buddhist mindfulness, as interpreted and adapted fro today’s fast-paced scientific world. Experience “the Profound” and “the Ultimate” directly through these unique and original one-hour guided journeys of contemplation and deep seeing. Ideally suited to the modern mind. Available exclusively at The Bodhi Center. Registration required, $99. 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter.net.

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ENERGY HEALING, free class, 7-9 pm. Experience how your thoughts and beliefs affect your own energy field and well-being. With a few simple techniques you can increase the flow of energy through your entire body, strengthen your immune system, and create space for inner peace. The chakra system and aura will also be briefly touched upon. Call Romy at HMI-Tarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www.hypnosis.edu. MONDAY SPIRIT SOCIAL WITH AEDAN, SOUND HEALING, 7-9 pm. Learn how music and tones affect your chakras, how to detect which chakras are out of balance, and how to balance them using music, tones, colors, mantras and other tools. Also, how to use music for relaxation, pain reduction, emotional release. The fun part is learning this through a harp! Suggested donation $10 prepaid or $15 at the door, child $5. Bring a potluck dish, we provide the wine. Indian Springs Ranch, Sylmar, 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com. SELACIA’S ESSENTIAL OILS PASS IT ON CLASS, “Raindrop Therapy for Immunity and Wellness.” Learn about the educational value, use and application of essential oils. Mondays 7-9 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 2nd St., Santa Monica 90401. $5 at door. Weekly raffles and a final grand prize of the Everyday Oils kit. RSVP: Selacia, 310/915-2884, Selacia@Selacia.com. Details: www.younglivingpassiton.com/. EXPERIENCE THE NEW MOON when LUNA, goddess of the night, is reborn again to live her life upon the celestial stage. Available on DVD, exclusively at www.luna-moon.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 7:15-8:30 am. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. Qi-Gong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place where Ocean Park Blvd. & Strand meet the beach in Santa Monica. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

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TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the Tuesday Evening Service. An evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Tonight: “Hands-on” energy work. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. TANTRIC DANCE OF FEMININE POWER is a devotional subtle body moving meditation practice that circulates life force throughout energy centers of the body. It is approached in utter surrender and reverence to increase the capacity to receive higher frequencies in the body and merge into one’s own Shakti energy, the Cosmic Feminine Creative Force. 5-week series starts today, 12:30-3:30 pm at Heaven on Earth Los Angeles. $180, $50 deposit to save your space. Facilitator Larise Kia, 818/681-2898, larisekia@yahoo.com.

THE WORLD IN CRISIS, And the Emerging Shift in Consciousness, lecture by Paul Nugent, International Director of the Aetherius Society, $5, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 323/465-9652, www.Aetherius.org. Our world faces almost overwhelming challenges at a time when a new Spiritual Consciousness is being born at the grassroots level. This presentation will examine what is driving this change and how we can cooperate with it. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17 OPEN HOUSE BY THE OCEAN, an introduction to our Children & Adult Meditation day classes, 12:30-1:30 pm. Presented by True Insight Intuitive Learning at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, El Segundo 90245. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. SOUL DANCE, let go and let God lead. Experience the Beloved as your dance partner. 7:30-9 pm, $10. At Brentwood Ballroom, 2101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica 90403. Contact Alisha, alisha@SoulDanceLA.com, www.peacelabyrinth.org. SNATAM KAUR, SACRED CHANT CONCERT with Guru Ganesha Singh and the Celebrate Peace Band, 7 pm. Premier seating $45 advance, $50 at the door. General seating $30 advance, $35 at the door. At Fleischmann Auditorium, SB Museum of Natural History. Tickets available: Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 93101, 805/564-3573, online at www.spiritvoyage.com/Snatam. ACCESS TO CAPITAL: WHERE IS THE MONEY? Presented by Jing Jin, workshop, $40, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 310/895-8955, www.In-Sight-One. com. Drawing from her experience as a consultation, investment banker and angel investor, Jing Jin shares her insights on how to tap into various sources of capital to fund and grow a company. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 4-5 pm. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. QiGong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place at Douglas Park middle East side, located at 25th & Wilshire, in Santa Monica.

THURSDAY, MARCH 18 HARMONY CIRCLE LUNCHEON, MEETING, 12 noon. This special group formed in 1926 and continues to meet in warm fellowship and loving support of the Church of Truth. There are no dues, and we invite all interested to join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month for a smorgasbord luncheon, business meeting and program. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all world religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905. www.churchoftruth.org. VIBRATIONAL HEALING OPEN HOUSE, introduction to toning, sound therapy and vibrational


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healing. Demonstrations, Q&A, healing circle and toning group. Presented by Wayne Perry, internationally renowned sound healer and host of TV’s Heart Touch show. 7-9:30 pm, $5 donation. RSVP: The Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, West Hollywood. 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry.com. JESUS GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: Alternative Theories about Christ. You are invited to one of the most fascinating talks about Jesus that you may ever hear. Author William Bramley explores some of the most remarkable and controversial theories about the historical Jesus ever written. Free lecture with Q&A, followed by chat and book signing. 7 pm, Center for Conscious Living, 25260 La Paz Rd., D&E, Laguna Hills, 949/4570797. PREREGISTRATION DISCOUNT THROUGH TODAY for the upcoming Sound Healing Weekend Intensive Workshop on May 15-16 with Wayne Perry, internationally renowned sound healer and host of TV’s Heart Touch show. Only $249 through today (reg. $375). The Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, West Hollywood. 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry.com. LIVING WITH TOLLE: A 10-Part Series Exploring Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth” Chapter by Chapter, workshop with Greg Larsen, 7:30-9:30 pm, $20, $15 advance. Info: 310/971-7223. Preregister at www.HappyAsHumanlyPossible.com. In this highly participatory and interactive workshop, we explore Chapter 6 of A New Earth and what the Tolle’s teachings say about “Breaking Free” of the pain-body. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love of-

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fering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 19 JESUS GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: Alternative Theories about Christ. You are invited to one of the most fascinating talks about Jesus that you may ever hear. Author William Bramley explores some of the most remarkable and controversial theories about the historical Jesus ever written. Free lecture with Q&A, followed by chat and book signing. 4-6 pm, Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, 805/495-5824.

DISCOVER THE SPIRITUAL WASTE IN HASTE. Join us Friday nights in Santa Monica at the Yahoo! Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, for an inspiring video series featuring best-selling author Guy Finley as he talks on fearlessness, success, letting go, and more. Each meeting awakens new energies, broadens understanding, and delivers welcome relief from all of life’s troubles. 7-8 pm. For info call 310/2669930 or visit www.guyfinley.org. NEW AGE BIBLE INTERPRETATION, Vol. 7, by Corinne Helene, 7-8 pm, class every other Friday, donation. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/3954346. Enter from back alley.

BRUNO GROENING CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, spiritual healing through the teachings of Bruno Groening. 7:30-9:30 pm, meets every 3 weeks. Led by Barbara Neustadt. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346.

ADVANCED LEVEL OPEN HOUSE, meet instructors, watch and sample various bodywork modalities from IPSB’s Massage Therapist Program and elective offerings. 6:30-10 pm, free. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com.

MOVIE NIGHT, 7 pm. Bring your own meal and eat with us at 6:30; movie begins 7 pm. Movie and popcorn are free. Held on 3rd Friday of each month. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org.

JESUS GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: Alternative Theories about Christ. You are invited to one of the most fascinating talks about Jesus that you may ever hear. Author William Bramley explores some of the most remarkable and controversial theories about the historical Jesus ever written. 7:30 pm at Mystic Journey Bookstore, 1319 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, 310/399-7070.

HEALTH IS LOVING WHO YOU REALLY ARE, an MSIA video presentation, “Surprise Seminar.” 7:30-9 pm. Free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Judy, 323/7374055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. 2012 DISCUSSION GROUP, everyone is welcome, 7-8:30 pm. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com.

AN EXTRA YEAR: GRIEF & LOSS IN THE NEW AGE, author Steven Morrison discusses and signs his book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.AnExtraYear. com. His book is the true story of a couple whose relationship continues after one of them dies, a chronicle of one man’s loss guided by universally spiritual concepts that enriched his life and grew his soul. Morrison’s class, The Spiritual Workout,™ enables anyone to practice what he preaches in this compelling take on grief and


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WHAT IS LOTUSTAR?

The lotus ower grows with its roots deep in earthly mud & its blossoms grow upward towards the sky with the petals opening at dawn to receive our star, the sun. The lotus is my totem ower, always reminding me to rise from the mud & reach for the stars - fullling the sacred work of our soul; healing as above & so below.

FINAL OFFERING OF CRYSTAL HEALING CERTIFICATION CLASS

OFFERINGS

March 20-21, 2010 / 11:00- 7:00 / $500* RSVP by Feb. 20, 2010 This will be the last time that I teach this course! An advanced level of crystal healing, grid making, essence making & pyramid power healing based on sacred, esoteric & ancient knowledge. *course fee includes a set of healing crystals

HYPNOTIC MEDIUMSHIP

Visit with loved ones who have passed on while you are in a deep hypnotic state

RELIEVE PAIN THROUGH HYPNOSIS

Release your discomfort using suggestion & relaxation techniques

BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST $1995

PAST-LIFE REGRESSION/ANCESTRAL SOUL HEALING

ADVANCED METAPHYSICAL HYPNOSIS COURSE $600

Sacred Witnessing of your issues with solutions & intuitive guidance

Offered only 3 times each year January, May, September This is the ofcial NGH 100 hour curriculum course. Upon completion you will be able to practice as a hypnotherapist!

Offered only 3 times each year February, June, October This is an information/technique rich & experiential course. Learn how to use hypnosis for past life regression, astral travel, spirit/angel contact & more!

Uncover, release negative thought patterns & replace with positive ones

INTUITIVE SPIRITUAL COUNSELING

HYPNOSIS for Higher Self/Spirit Guide/Angelic Contact, Life/Soul Purpose Exploration, Intuitive Development, Guided Imagery, Stress related issues & More All classes are RSVP only ~ Reserve early for discounts!

RenÈe Starr, CH /CI, takes hypnotherapy to a new depth with her unique & powerful techniques: Shamanic Hypnotherapy & Ancestral Soul Healing Regressions.

Former proprietress of ALKIMI, she is certied as a; hypnotherapist, instructor of hypnotherapy, and past life regression counselor. She is also a shamanic practitioner, crystal/pyramid energy healer, clairvoyant medium & reader, intuitive spiritual counselor & offers her services, classes & retreats in the US & throughout the world.

323.632.0947 / lotustarr@hotmail.com / www.lotustar.net

loss. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 20 PROSPERITY CLUB, meets on 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 am-noon. The club consists of graduates of the Financial Freedom classes but is open to anyone who wants to learn how to open themselves up to prosperity in all areas of their lives. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. RUACH HEALING METHOD 2-day workshop, March 20-21. Learn ancient Qabalistic methods of manipulating energy for healing and a greater expression of Light. Join Reiki Grand Masters, Robert Zink, Chief Rosicrucian of the Golden Dawn, and Mary Kresky and become a certified Ruach Healer. Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm. At EOGD Research Center, 13200 Brooks Dr., Ste. B, Irwindale 91706. Info: www.RuachHealing.com. Register at www.light-healing.org. For questions call 626/502-7702. THE END OF SUFFERING IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU, 11 am-6 pm. A life-changing all-day workshop with Swami Premodaya. Registration required, $99. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter.net. GRAND OPENING: CRYSTAL LIGHT IMPORTS, March 20-21, 10 am-5 pm. Crystals for metaphysical and healing use. Importer from Brazil, direct from the mine to you. The biggest collection of amethyst from Uruguay in L.A. Also generators, pendulums, phantoms, lemurian, crystals, clusters, and more. Wholesale prices. Not just a store with crystals, but a warehouse full of crystals. 9001 Oso Ave. #D, Chatsworth, CA

91311, 818/335-5362. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www. vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. PSYCHIC FAIRE WITH GUEST ASTROLOGER, Dale O’Brien, 11 am-5 pm. $25/15-minute Psychic Read, or $35/30-minute. Please call Friday, March 19 to schedule an appointment. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and handson practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/3972405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. EDGAR CAYCE STUDY GROUP, 10 am. Discussion of the latest information coming from A.R.E. Headquarters. Fascinating, enlightening and educational. With Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. Love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400.

SELACIA’S WORLDWIDE CHANNELING event, Santa Monica and virtual, 6 pm, $30. Personal and planetary healing event with channeling of The Council of 12. Space limited, preregister early. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. Info: 310/915-2884. Signup and mailing list: www. Selacia.com. Email Selacia@Selacia.com. FINAL OFFERING OF CRYSTAL HEALING CERTIFICATION CLASS, March 20-21, 11 am-7 pm, $500. This will be the last time Renee Starr teaches this course. Learn an advanced level of crystal healing, grid making, essence making, and pyramid power based on sacred, esoteric and ancient knowledge. Also selling her entire Master Healers’ Crystal Collection. Course fee includes basic set of healing crystals. Lotustar: Healing As Above and So Below, 323/632-0947, www.lotustar.net, email lotustarr@hotmail.com. NATURAL CARE OF THE WISE SOUL, Natural Care of the Wise Body (If You Don’t Mind), a series of Sharings beginning on International Astrology Day and the first evening of Spring. March 20-21, Sat. 5:30-8:30 pm, Sun. 2-6 pm. This presentation introduces the most significant components of astrology in ways accessible to the imaginative and the intuitive, as well as the profound importance of consciousness. With Dale O’Brien, Astrologer, Dream Tender; Laura MacGhee, Certified Herbalist; Patrick Murray, Dream Tender. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. FREE PSYCHIC READINGS FOR ANIMALS with Karen Gonzales, 11 am-2 pm, at the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walk-ups also welcome. Info: 818/486-4737, www.beyondthisworld.com. What is your pet thinking? Find out free with medium


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UFOs:

Their Spiritual Mission What’s the truth about UFOs? Why are they here? Should we fear them? Find out at a free panel presentation based on information from a Master of Wisdom:

Sat, Mar 27, 7:30pm Bodhi Tree Bookstore 8585 Melrose Avenue West Hollywood Info: 818-785-6300 Share-International.org

and pet psychic Karen Gonzales. She enjoys sharing messages from Spirit that provide a deeper understanding of the conscious mind of animals. It is not necessary for your pet to be present; Karen also can read for pets who have passed away. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. ZEN IN THE MODERN LIFE, lecture by Ven. Master Jian Liao, 3-5 pm, free. Info: 714/894-3658, www.vzmia.org. Learn about advanced Zen concepts you will be able to apply immediately in your daily life. Master Jian Liao has helped thousands of participants become aware of the tangles in their mind and raise their life force. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. KRISHNAMURTI FRIENDS OF LOS ANGELES presents a Program of Video and Dialogue, 7-10 pm, $10 suggested donation, for info call 310/650-5079 or email kdialogue@roadrunner. com. The evening includes a video of Krishnamurti (approximately 1 hour), then seeks to investigate, develop and explore the topic of the video via the medium of dialogue. This group has no affiliation with the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Improve your mental and physical health in 2010 through this gentle, stress-reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners welcome! 9 a.m., Qi Gong breathing and energy exercises, instruction in Traditional Long Yang style T’ai Chi. Individualized attention given to improve posture, strength, balance and coordination. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire and Chelsea, 2 blocks W of 26th St.), alternate inside location when rains. Sifu Spraker has taught internationally for over 37 years. For info, fees & enrollment: 310/479-3646. www.alexandertaichi.com. FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura. com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 21 GRAND OPENING: CRYSTAL LIGHT IMPORTS, March 20-21, 10 am-5 pm. Crystals for metaphysical and healing use. Importer from Brazil, direct from the mine to you. The biggest collection of amethyst from Uruguay in L.A. Also generators, pendulums, phantoms, lemurian, crystals, clusters, and more. Wholesale prices. Not just a store with crystals, but a warehouse full of crystals. 9001 Oso Ave. #D, Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818/335-5362.

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YOUR POWER TO SAY NO! Saying NO saves time, energy, money! Discover its magical power and soar above it all with Vernon Howard’s lifesaving solutions. Class Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-9300, www. anewlife.org. BODHI CENTER REIKI CIRCLE, 3-5 pm. Join The Bodhi Center’s Reiki Circle, for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Experience the healing energy, $20. The Bodhi Center, 310/4971899, www.thebodhicenter.net. CHANNELED TEACHINGS: TAMING THE SUFFERING MIND, Jerhoam is a channeled Master

who offers enlightening wisdom for personal growth. World renowned psychic John Oliver is Jerhoam’s oracle. 10 am-5 pm, $153, $126 if prepaid by March 17. Presented by Jerhoam’s Mystery School, location in mid-LA to be announced. Info and registration: Craig, 310/617-4877, ctapscott@gmail.com, visit www.jerhoam.com. SUNDAY SERVICE, with Rev. Barbara Lee. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christcentered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, the Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. JESUS GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: Alternative Theories about Christ. You are invited to one of the most fascinating talks about Jesus that you may ever hear. Author William Bramley explores some of the most remarkable and controversial theories about the historical Jesus ever written. 1 pm at Harmony Grove Spiritualist Center, 2975 Washington Circle, Escondido, 760/745-9176. THE INSTITUTE FOR HERMETIC PHILOSOPHY study group meets monthly in LA to watch a video presentation by the Institute’s founder, internationally acclaimed author and philosopher, Dario Salas Sommer, Ph.D. 10:30 am-12:30 pm, no charge. Discover how you can live a full and conscious life through internal growth, selfknowledge and an understanding of the relationship between your actions and life events. Discussion and practical techniques follow. 7122 Beverly Blvd. 2nd Floor (entrance on Detroit). For info on the Institute, visit www.operativephilosophy.org or www.ihpusa.org. For details on the meeting: email newawakeningla@gmail. com, 866/391-0847. NEW BEGINNINGS, with Jean De Galzain, teacher, lecturer, astrologer. 11 am Sunday service. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. AKADUA FREE HEALING CLINIC, 1 pm, free. AkaDua is a transformative substance transmitted into the body. When activated, it creates an energy field for healing, art, spiritual work. Free AkaDua healing. Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Info: The Tequihua Foundation, 3485 University Ave. off Lemon St., Riverside 92501, 951/686-3471, www.tequihuafoundation. org/akadua.html. TRANSFORMATIONAL ART WORKSHOP with Kelly Trujillo, of “Sister Tru.” This workshop is part of her Branching Out series. 4-6 pm, $25. Supplies and a light snack included. For details and registration contact Kellytru@sbcglobal.net, 661/993-2524. At Body N’ Soul Studio/Que Linda Boutique, 3610 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta 91214, 818/249-7685, 818/541-0096. FULL MOON with Jean De Galzain. The full moon energies and radiations are important for attunement as they bring fresh impulses to man and nature. Full moon charts for LA and Washington DC will be presented. 10 am, New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. Donation. JESUS GOES TO HOLLYWOOD: Alternative Theories about Christ. You are invited to one of the most fascinating talks about Jesus that you may ever hear. Author William Bramley explores some of the most remarkable and controversial theories about the historical Jesus ever written. 7 pm at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310/659-1733. TRANSFORMATIONAL INTEGRATION workshop with Richard A. Blasband, MD and Dominique Surel, PhD, 3-5 pm, $25 (tax deductible to Center for Functional Research). Info: 415/331-


29 2536, www.FunctionalResearch.com. Transformational Integration (TI) is based upon ancient alchemical principles brought into the 21st century by the work of Wilhelm Reich, Nicolai Levashov, Roger Weir and others. This multidimensional practice blends psychiatric orgone therapy, intentional healing, and life-path coaching. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. LIVE A LIGHT-HEARTED LIFE: Rediscover Inspiration, presented by Kadampa Meditation Center, 10:30 am-12 noon, $12 donation. Discussion and meditation. Info: 323/223-0610, www. MeditateinLA.org. By learning to appreciate the special opportunity we have, we will find the inspired life we long for, a life that makes a difference to others and to the world. We can live a light-hearted and inspired life no matter what arises. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. FREE HEALINGS FOR ANIMALS, by Lori Spagna, 12-4 pm, at the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walkups also welcome. Info and appts: 866/388-5115 or www.EfilsGod.com. Lori is founder of Efil’s God (Dog’s Life backwards), a spiritual, holistic approach to communication and healing for the mind, body and spirit in every living being. She is also a canine behavioral expert certified in Animal Reiki, DNA Theta Healing, Animal Communication and other Eastern energy healing techniques. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. OPEN TOURS, LABYRINTH & GARDENS at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, 12-4 pm. Experience the subtle power of the Labyrinth, enjoy the peace and seclusion of our “East Meets West” meditation gardens. Tour this 1910 LA Historical Cultural Monument. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Call Judy, 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org. Free, donations welcomed. PSYCHICROBIN.COM, PsychicMom.com is internationally known as RobinZodiac.com, and hosts a ‘live’ Cable Radio Network show 8-9 am every Sunday PST. For your on-air sample reading, the station number is 800/336-2225. You can chat during the show ‘live’ at http://psychicdomain.com/chat.html and listen at http://www. CRNTalk.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 22 EXPERIENCE A PAST LIFE REGRESSION, 7-9 pm, free class. Are you curious about your possible past lives? Could unresolved conflicts in a past life be affecting your present life? HMI’s nationally accredited College of Hypnotherapy offers this free class to help you learn and explore the fascinating world of Past Life Regression. Call Romy at HMI-Tarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www.hypnosis.edu. INTERMEDIATE TAROT, hone your skills as a tarot reader, new layouts will be introduced and demonstrated on student volunteers each night. Prerequisite: Beginning Tarot or a knowledge of the tarot cards. Mondays, March 22, April 5 & 12, 7-9 pm, $34/session or $93 for series paid in advance (plus $8 materials fee). Facilitator: Wendy. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 7:15-8:30 am. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. Qi-Gong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome,

Ruach Healing Imagine a world without pain and suffering

Join Reiki Grand Masters Robert Zink, Chief Rosicrucian of the Golden Dawn, and Mary Kresky for Two Heart Pounding days of Healing Energy and Light!

For more info visit RuachHealing.com Register at Light-Healing.org or call (626) 502-7702


30 start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place where Ocean Park Blvd. & Strand meet the beach in Santa Monica.

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FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 23 YOU & ME, adult and children daytime meditation classes, 12:30-1:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come play and learn by the ocean, open to children accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to confirm, visit our website for details. Presented by True Insight Intuitive Learning at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, El Segundo 90245. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight. com. TANTRIC DANCE OF FEMININE POWER is a devotional subtle body moving meditation practice that circulates life force throughout energy centers of the body. It is approached in utter surrender and reverence to increase the capacity to receive higher frequencies in the body and merge into one’s own Shakti energy, the Cosmic Feminine Creative Force. 5-week series (starting March 16), 12:30-3:30 pm at Heaven on Earth Los Angeles. $180, $50 deposit to save your space. Facilitator Larise Kia, 818/681-2898, larisekia@yahoo.com. REMOVING NEGATIVE PSYCHIC CHORDS, 7-9 pm, $25. Do you keep returning to a bad relationship or difficult situation? Do family members or others treat you badly? Learn what past life issues you are tied to and remove blocks and negative psychic chords. Indian Springs Ranch, Sylmar, 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the Tuesday Evening Service. An evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Tonight: “Hands-on” energy work. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL INTUITION: From Ancient Spiritual Traditions to Modern Scientific Breakthroughs, lecture by Dr. Liliana Cerepnalkoski, 7:30-9:30 pm, $20 suggested donation, 100% of all donations go to Blue Heron Foundation supporting orphaned and abandoned children. Info: 310/772-8270, www.DrLiliana.com. Dr. Liliana’s training as a physician/scientist uniquely complements her intuitive abilities, bridging the realms of Science and Spirit. She brings awareness to the fact that symptoms of illness are part of our intuition network, alerting us when something is out of balance. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 MASTER CHARLES CANNON VISITS L.A. March 24 & 27. Master Charles is known for his pioneering work in the field of Modern Spirituality and Holistic Lifestyle. For more information on his Southern California appearances, visit www. synchronicity.org or call 800/962-2033. THE COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION PRACTICE GROUP meets every other Wednesday, 7-9 pm, with Tom Armbruster. This group is geared to those who have attended at least one of the Basic NVC workshops and want to meet on a regular basis. Info: Tom at 626/798-1854 or tomscats@charter.net. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. ADULT DAYTIME MEDITATION CLASSES, 12:30-2:30 pm, everyone welcome. This class assists you to reawaken your innate energetic system and your physical body system connection. Please RSVP to confirm. Come play and learn by the ocean. At the Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, El Segundo 90245. Presented by True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. HIGH-TECH MEDITATION WITH MASTER CHARLES CANNON, in LA, March 24-27. Master Charles inspires thousands of people worldwide with his approach to a modern spirituality that is relevant to our time. Today: Evening Dialogue with Synchronicity High-Tech Meditation at The Wheel of Wellbeing, 7:30-9:30 pm, 1575 Westwood Blvd, Suite 303. Free and open to the public. For more information on this and other So. California events, visit www.synchronicity.org or call 800/962-2033. A SPIRITUAL SHORT-CUT HOME presented by Yudhishtara, 7:30-9:30 pm. Free Satsang, no donations accepted. Info: 949/262-5252. Yudhishtara has the ability to cut through spiritual and emotional complexities that hold us at bay and release us to our heart’s true desire. Truth is spoken straight from the heart with no strings attached. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 4-5 pm. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. QiGong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place at Douglas Park middle East side, located at 25th & Wilshire, in Santa Monica.

THURSDAY, MARCH 25 DARSHAN, 7:30-9 pm. A talk by Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya on the subject of spiritual awakening, how to achieve it, and how to apply it in daily life. By donation, The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter.net. TRUE INSIGHT OPEN HOUSE, 7:30-9:30 pm (please arrive at 7:30 pm), everyone welcome. Free Communication and Healings. A brief lecture on what True Insight has to offer. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. CREATE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH IN LOVE, HEALTH & WEALTH, workshop with Joe Nunziata, 7:30-9:30 pm, $20 advance, $30 at the door. Info and registration: 516/616-3914, www.UltraBreakthroughTraining.com. Making positive changes in your life requires you to “Create a


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Is your life in balance, yet? People just like you have been

practicing this form of self-alignment with the positive energies of the universe for thousands of years.

Simple changes in the way

you live now will make all the difference in the world.

You will be happier and

healthier when you learn how to stay connected to the positive energy.

Please come to one of Always Free Never a Charge

Introductory Classes:

our introductory classes listed below to get a taste of what we are talking about..

If you like, you will be invited to more of our larger group meetings on Wednesday and Sunday.

7pm Monday & Friday The LA Sant Mat Meditation Center 7726 W. Manchester Avenue Playa del Rey 90293

For more info: please call Bob @ 310-930-2450 Victor @ 310-930-2452 or Pat @ 310-567-3265. Sant Baljit Singh, pictured to the right, is the teacher of the meditation practice we enjoy. He teaches this meditation to anyone who is sincerely interested in making their life better through living it better.


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Breakthrough.” Discover the 3 things that stop all people from going forward and Joe’s 9-Step Ultra Breakthrough Formula. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 THE HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO takes place March 26-28 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. Featuring over 150 natural health exhibits, 90+ seminars, lectures and workshops. Meet many prominent natural health pioneers and leaders including Mike Adams, Ed Begley, Jr., Dr. Carolyn Dean, Dr. Joseph Mercola. Admission $15/ single day, $35/weekend. Visit our website for a free Friday ticket. For more details call 888/658EXPO (3976) or visit our website, www.HealthFreedomExpo.com. MASTER CHARLES CANNON in Santa Barbara. Master Charles is known for his pioneering work in the field of Modern Spirituality and Holistic Lifestyle. Tonight: Evening Dialogue with Synchronicity High-Tech Meditation, 8:30-10:30 pm, at Yoga Soup, 28 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, $10 donation. For information on this and other So. Calif. events, visit www.synchronicity.org or call 800/962-2033. LIVING A FREEDOM-BASED REALITY, an MSIA video presentation featuring John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of MSIA, in which he challenges us to walk what we talk, to move from the information of the brain to the action of expe-

rience, no matter what we’re doing. 7:30-9 pm. Free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Judy, 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, visit www.peacelabyrinth.org. HEAL THE WORLD: REIKI NIGHT, 7-9 pm. Heal the world with Reiki-guided meditation and energy transmission, followed by a 15-minute Reiki energy transmission for each participant. An ideal time for Reiki practitioners to practice Reiki on each other and for those new to Reiki to experience it. Free (please bring 1 or more canned or dry packaged food items for donation to Manna, a local food pantry). Facilitated by Tracey Boyer. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. REALIZE THE SOURCE OF TRUE INDIVIDUALITY. Join us Friday nights in Santa Monica at the Yahoo! Center Community Room, 2500 Broadway, for an inspiring video series featuring bestselling author Guy Finley as he talks on fearlessness, success, letting go, and more. Each meeting awakens new energies, broadens understanding, and delivers welcome relief from all of life’s troubles. 7-8 pm. For info call 310/2669930 or visit www.guyfinley.org. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKEND, March 26-28, held on the last weekend of each month. Renew, relax and refresh. Enjoy a weekend of healing yoga, meditation, energizing exercises, satsang, nourishing meals and an evening devotional jam session. Participate in any or all activities at Sunburst Sanctuary. Please call for more info and suggested donation: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

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FREE ENERGY BARS SESSION/INTRO, learn 32 energy points on head that can release judgments, anxiety and fixed points of view. Experience more of life. Intro today, 6-8 pm. Workshop on March 27, 10 am-6 pm, $200. At Fred Segal Salon, 420 Broadway, Santa Monica. Contact: Anjellea K. Godwin, 818/883-6638, www.anjelleakgodwin.com/learn-access.php. HOW TO MAKE YOUR MIND YOUR FRIEND by Detoxing Your Mind, Body and Emotions, workshop with Vaishali, 7:30-9:30 pm, $20 advance, $30 at the door. Info and registration: 310/2280943, www.PurpleV.com. Vaishali has appeared on the Dr. Oz show and been quoted on Oprah. com. He will teach how to recognize and release toxic emotions, experiences and perceptions from your body, facilitating increased qualities of health, vitality and relaxation. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 27 ENJOYING THE MOMENT & PRACTICING THE DIVINE PRESENCE, a Spiritual Spa Day workshop with Justin and Rachel Jayne, 10 am-3 pm. What if we allowed ourselves the experience of each moment? Explore the blessings that exist in each and every moment. $15, includes gourmet brunch, workshop, guided labyrinth walk. Free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Judy, 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. THE HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO takes place March 26-28 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. Featuring over 150 natural health exhibits, 90+ seminars, lectures and workshops. Meet many prominent natural health pioneers and leaders


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including Mike Adams, Ed Begley, Jr., Dr. Carolyn Dean, Dr. Joseph Mercola. Admission $15/ single day, $35/weekend. Visit our website for a free Friday ticket. For more details call 888/658EXPO (3976) or visit our website, www.HealthFreedomExpo.com. EMPOWERING YOUR ENERGY CENTERS, Guided Chakra Building. In this monthly group you will use visual techniques, empowering energy work and class interaction to help keep your Chakra centers balanced and in proper working fashion. 12 pm, $20. Facilitator: Angel Shaman Michelle Francine. Info: www.iinnersilence.com/ shaman.aspx. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. KALANGI YOGA WORKSHOP, 10 am-8 pm. An empowering inner journey of kundalini through chakras, initiation to Siddha mantra fires, yogic visualization and (pranayama) breath and alignment to being Spirit through simple hatha yoga sequences that you can do at home every day. For more information visit www.nandhi.com/ events.htm, email awake@nandhi.com, or call 310/451-7377. COMPASSION, A CRYSTAL SKULL CELEBRATION, after 22 years in a warehouse in Africa, this mysterious Lemurian Quartz crystal skull has emerged into the light of day at the time of the Mayan Prophecy of the 13 Skulls. Come experience Compassion and listen to her tale of journey and discovery as told by Joseph Bennett, her caretaker and guardian. 1-3 pm, $25. Info: Joseph Bennett, www.atlanteanskull.com. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. WALK THE LABYRINTH WITH US as we near the

end of our Easter journey. The labyrinth is not a puzzle or a maze; it is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. Music, refreshments, meditation. Palm Sunday weekend, March 27 & 28. Sat. 10 am-2 pm, Sun. 12-2 pm. Love offerings accepted. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. WHERE METAPHYSICS AND SCIENCE MEET, with Dr. Margie Ann, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. INTRODUCTION TO HYPNOSIS: Come and learn how hypnosis can help you and your loved ones to improve your personal and professional life, and how people practice it against your will. $10/person, couples $15, 6 pm. At 4023 Walnut Grove Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770. Call for reservations at 323/868-2216. BLISSFUL MIND WORLD HEALING CEREMONY, radio host icon Vaishali speaks on “Make Your Mind Your Friend” with world famous vocalist Tina Meeks. 6:55-8:55 pm, $10 donation. Spiritual Unity Movement, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills (previously Sepulveda). Contact Patrick Harbula, 866/204-2261, www.spiritualunitymovement.org. (Also: Vaishali workshop takes place 3/28, 1-4 pm.) HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR PERFECT PARTNER, fun-filled co-ed workshop to reveal and decode beliefs that block the path to harmonious relationships. Self-knowledge tools for getting in sync to find The One. 11 am-2 pm, $75. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com.

UFO’S: THEIR SPIRITUAL MISSION, 7:30 pm. What’s the truth about UFOs? Why are they here? Should we fear them? Free panel discussion. Presented by Share International at Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069. For information call 818/785-6300, www.Share-International.org. SHAMAN JOURNEYS: Awaken and develop your consciousness. Be initiated with an ancient Peruvian energy shifting to start your journey toward aligning with the energy that leads us into 2012 and beyond. Be introduced to your own Spirit guides, angels and totems that are there to assist you. Bring pillows to sit on and be ready to share and experience with others in this monthly group. Facilitated by Angel Shaman Michelle Francine, 2 pm, $30. Info: www.iinnersilence. com/shaman.aspx. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. IMAGINATION WORKSHOP with Robin Streichler and Lauren Volk, 3-5 pm, $20 advance (if RSVP before 3/26) or $25 at the door. Info and RSVP: 310/927-1444. Ignite your artistic passions in this powerful hands-on workshop. Experience Creativity Circuit Training™ to tap into your wildest imagination through art, movement and sound. Supplies are provided, dress to move and be prepared to have fun. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Improve your mental and physical health in 2010 through this gentle, stress-reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners welcome! 9 a.m., Qi Gong breathing and energy exercises, instruction in Traditional Long Yang style T’ai Chi. Individualized attention given to improve posture, strength, balance and


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WALK THE LABYRINTH WITH US as we near the end of our Easter journey. The labyrinth is not a puzzle or a maze; it is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. Music, refreshments, meditation. Palm Sunday weekend, March 27 & 28. Sat. 10 am-2 pm, Sun. 12-2 pm. Love offerings accepted. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. GURU DEV SINGH KHALSA, world-renowned healer and yogi, teaches Kundalini Yoga class at Golden Bridge today, 2 pm. At 6322 De Longpre Ave. For info and registration contact the Center for Contemplative Awareness, 7529 Sunset Bl., West Hollywood 90046, 323/436-0264, kirpal@gurudevsnr.com, www.gurudevsnr.com. THE HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO takes place March 26-28 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach. Featuring over 150 natural health exhibits, 90+ seminars, lectures and workshops. Meet many prominent natural health pioneers and leaders including Mike Adams, Ed Begley, Jr., Dr. Carolyn Dean, Dr. Joseph Mercola. Admission $15/ single day, $35/weekend. Visit our website for a free Friday ticket. For more details call 888/658EXPO (3976) or visit our website, www.HealthFreedomExpo.com. VAISHALI WORKSHOP: Detoxify Your Mind, Body and Emotions, 1-5 pm, $50. Radio host icon Vaishali will teach you how to recognize and release toxic emotions, experiences, and perceptions to promote increased health, vitality and longevity. Living Purpose Institute, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills (previously Sepulveda). Patrick Harbula, 866/204-2661, www.livingpurposeinstitute.com. PALM SUNDAY: THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY, with Rev. Bertha Taylor, minister and hands-on healer. 11 am Sunday service, New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. MODERN SPIRITUALITY: HIGH-TECH MEDITATION and Holistic Lifestyle, a one-day seminar with Master Charles Cannon, 10 am-5:30 pm, at The Wheel of Wellbeing, 1575 Westwood Blvd, Suite 303. $125 donation includes book and meditation CD. Master Charles has inspired thousands of people worldwide with his approach to a modern spirituality that is relevant to our time. For more information visit www.synchronicity.org, 800/962-2033.

Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, the Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. MEDIUMSHIP: BECOME A SPIRIT MEDIUM Connecting with the Other Side, 7:30 pm. Learn to tune into the spirit world, meet your guides and receive accurate messages from spirit. Connect with your past over loved ones and learn to read for others. $120. Indian Springs Ranch, Sylmar, 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com. SANSKRIT MANTRA CHANTING CLASS with Psychic Palmist of India Professor Sasi Velupillai and Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, Directors of the Vedic Healing Institute. Explore the benefits of sacred sound meditation through ancient Sanskrit chants from India for empowerment, manifestation, prosperity, spiritual growth. Includes instruction, manual, time working with mantras, video and audio recordings, traditional vedic initiation into mantras. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.vedichealinginstitute.com. GURU DEV SINGH KHALSA, world-renowned healer and yogi, offering private appointments March 28-31, and teaching 2 Sat Nam Rasayan® classes at Women’s Club of Hollywood today 6:30 pm, and Monday, March 29 at 7 pm, 1749 N. La Brea Ave. For info and registration contact the Center for Contemplative Awareness, 7529 Sunset Bl., West Hollywood 90046, 323/436-0264, kirpal@gurudevsnr.com, www.gurudevsnr.com. LIVE A LIGHT-HEARTED LIFE: Rediscover Inspiration, presented by Kadampa Meditation Center, 10:30 am-12 noon, $12 donation. Discussion and meditation. Info: 323/223-0610, www. MeditateinLA.org. By learning to appreciate the special opportunity we have, we will find the inspired life we long for, a life that makes a difference to others and to the world. We can live a light-hearted and inspired life no matter what arises. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. DIVINE ALCHEMY! A Practical Approach to Mysticism, workshop with Rev. Jennifer Hadley, 3-5 pm, $22 advance, online or $33 at the door. Info: 323/848-8786, www.JenniferHadley.com. Would you like to be able to live a miraculous life? Divine Alchemy and transmutation are not as mysterious as they sound. Learn this practical approach for living a miraculous, mystical life of joy. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. ABUNDANCE FEELS LIKE THIS, free workshop with Renee Starr, 7-9 pm. Info: 323/632-0947 or www.lotustar.net. In this unique and powerful guided hypnotic journey, you will feel the abundance of the universe as it rushes past you, through you. To the neurons of your brain, imagery is as real as the actual experience. And if you know how abundance feels, you will be able to recall this experience anytime. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com.

SATSANG IN LOS ANGELES, 7:30-9:30 pm. This meeting with Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya includes profound meditation and deep de-conditioning work. By donation. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter.net.

OPEN TOURS, LABYRINTH & GARDENS at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens, 12-4 pm. Experience the subtle power of the Labyrinth, enjoy the peace and seclusion of our “East Meets West” meditation gardens. Tour this 1910 LA Historical Cultural Monument. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Call Judy, 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org. Free, donations welcomed.

WHAT A PARADE, with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns.

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MONDAY, MARCH 29 GURU DEV SINGH KHALSA, world-renowned healer and yogi, offering private appointments March 28-31, and teaching a Sat Nam Rasayan® class at Women’s Club of Hollywood today at 7 pm, 1749 N. La Brea Ave. For info and registration contact the Center for Contemplative Awareness, 7529 Sunset Bl., West Hollywood 90046, 323/436-0264, kirpal@gurudevsnr.com, www. gurudevsnr.com. JOIN OUR MYSTICAL YOGIC CELEBRATIONS, 5-8 pm. Full Moon holds an auspicious moment when energies to Source magnify. Siddhar master Tapasyogi Nandhi will take you through an inner journey utilizing simple and empowering mantras along with advanced yogic techniques from the mystical yogic path. Open to all. Info: www.nandhi.com/events.htm, call 310/451-7377. Email awake@nandhi.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 7:15-8:30 am. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. Qi-Gong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place where Ocean Park Blvd. & Strand meet the beach in Santa Monica. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 30 FULL MOON POWER revealed in all its glory with LUNA, An Ethereal Study of the Moon on DVD, exclusively at www.luna-moon.com.

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TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the Tuesday Evening Service. An evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Tonight: Hands-on energy work. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31 IPSB MASSAGE TECHNICIAN COURSE, register now for class starting April 26. Become a professional massage practitioner, learn holistic bodywork techniques, state approved, CE units for RNs. Advance registration required. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com.

POWER HEAL, Including an Instant Mass-Healing for All, workshop with Stephen West, DL, PMD, 7:30-9:30 pm, $15 advance, $25 at the door, free for Lifetime students. Info: 801/4712500, www.ZeroDisease.com. By divine design, our bodies hold the power to heal themselves. Witness and experience a live demonstration of just how fast pain can be eliminated and our bodies can heal. Stephen is one of America’s most influential health experts. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 4-5 pm. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. QiGong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place at Douglas Park middle East side, located at 25th & Wilshire, in Santa Monica. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

ONGOING EVENTS SUNDAYS ONENESS MEDITATION, use the breath as a pathway to Source/All that IS and Divine Earth. You will walk away connected to divine love, life purpose and support for moving your life forward. 11 am-12:30 pm. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. $10 minimum donation. SUNDAY MEDITATION, 10:30 am. We invite you to join together in the Silence of Meditation to experience the Living Presence of God, to raise consciousness and to prepare our Sanctuary for the service to follow. Doors open at 10:50 am for regular service. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, The Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. BECOME THE VISIONARY ARTIST YOU WANT TO BE through the development of your creative and clairvoyant abilities as taught in Unarius. Inspirational art classes are held on Sundays in El Cajon. Call Unarius 800/475-7062 for info about class sessions, fees, and a supply list. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura. com.


39 AKADUA FREE HEALING CLINIC, 1 pm, free. AkaDua is a transformative substance transmitted into the body. When activated, it creates an energy field for healing, art, spiritual work. Free AkaDua healing. Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Info: The Tequihua Foundation, 3485 University Ave. off Lemon St., Riverside 92501, 951/686-3471, www.tequihuafoundation. org/akadua.html. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Sunday classes are live streamed via the Internet. For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Without peace in our hearts, there can be no peace in the world. Follows Sunday service that begins 9:10 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112. SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome. Sunburst Sanctuary and Retreat Center invites you to Sunday service at 10:30 am. Includes spirit-filled music, inspirational talk, meditation and prayer, followed by homemade brunch. Personal and group retreats also offered. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ENCINO COMMUNITY CHURCH. Fun, challenging lessons that are based on spiritual psychology. Children all ages share stories, music and artwork and talk about real-life situations and real-life solutions. 10:30 am. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30 am, with Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. YOUR POWER TO SAY NO! Saying NO saves time, energy, money! Discover its magical power and soar above it all with Vernon Howard’s lifesaving solutions. Classes every Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/8999300, www.anewlife.org. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many

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FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appt. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/3951170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, spend an hour at Peace Awareness Labyrinth & Gardens doing a guided meditative process, as shared by JohnRoger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. Workshop guides participants through inner attunement to Spirit and their own divinity. 7:30-8:30 pm, free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Judy, 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). AKASHIC KNITTING GROUP, meets alternating Mondays, 7-9 pm (March 1 & 15). Facilitated by Barbara. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. JOEL GOLDSMITH TAPE GROUP, led by John Drewery, 7:15-8:30 pm. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, call 310/963-9377. Class is held in back classroom, enter back gate from alley, 4th bldg. north of Wilshire Blvd. Donation. SPIRIT SOCIAL, 7-9 pm, held on 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. Grow spiritually and meet like minded people. Join us for a potluck, movie and/or guest speaker. Topics include healing, psychic, manifesting, past lives, astrology, orbs, spirit communication and more. Check site for upcoming speakers. $10, Sylmar, CA. 818/8906111, www.GailThackray.com. QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 7:15-8:30 am. Looking for inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. Qi-Gong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place where Ocean Park Blvd. & Strand meet the beach in Santa Monica. INTUITIVE & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, 7-9 pm. We are all born psychic, learn how to release the blocks that are keeping you from using your abilities, how to “read” what you see, hear and know. Mondays through April 5, $35 per person per class (materials included). Facilitator: Lexa


41 Finley (www.lexafinley.com). At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. FREE CLASSES at Hypnosis Motivation Institute-Tarzana, SFV. Self Hypnosis, Mental Bank, Relationship Strategies, Energy Healing, Hypnosis and Weight Loss, Therapeutic Imagery, Past Life Regression. Held every Monday at HMI-Tarzana, 7-9 pm, free parking. Call Romy at 818/7582747 to RSVP and for this week’s topic. HATHA YOGA, learn to achieve balance between your body and mind to help you enjoy flexibility, strength and relaxation. Facilitated by Melissa Bomfligio and Janey Mae Presley, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30-8:30 pm. At EOGD Research Center, 13200 Brooks Dr., Ste. B, Irwindale 91706. $10/class. For more info visit www.light-healing.org or call 626/502-7702. FIRST MONDAY, the first Monday of each month is Service Professionals Day at The Imagine Center, with 10% off all retail merchandise with your business card. We offer intuitive readings and retail merchandise for spiritual enrichment and personal empowerment. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356, free parking in rear. Call 818/345-1100, or shop online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), visit www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. MOVING INTO PEACE, QIGONG & MEDITATION CLASSES. Qi-Gong means Energy-Practice and is an ancient pathway to health and well-being. Utilizing the Universal Energy through easy and gentle movements, breathing techniques, practitioners become centered and balanced. Weekly classes offered in Canoga Park, Studio City, Sherman Oaks. Call for details, Antoinette Rohner, 818/378-3396, www.movingintopeace.com.

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Requesters are encouraged to attend the group or join us in prayer wherever they are during this half hour. Mail prayer requests to: churchoftruth@sbcglobal.net or call church office. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, the Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. TANTRIC DANCE OF FEMININE POWER is a devotional subtle body moving meditation practice that circulates life force throughout energy centers of the body. It is approached in utter surrender and reverence to increase the capacity to receive higher frequencies in the body and merge into one’s own Shakti energy, the Cosmic Feminine Creative Force. 5-week series starts March 16, 12:30-3:30 pm at Heaven on Earth Los Angeles. $180, $50 deposit to save your space. Facilitator Larise Kia, 818/681-2898, larisekia@yahoo.com.

MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

MOVING ON: A DIVORCE DETOX 6-WEEK SUPPORT GROUP with Allison Pescosolido, MA and Andra Brosh, PhD. 7-9 pm, $85, advance registration necessary. Are you sick of thinking about your ex? Overwhelmed by the idea of starting over? The leader in divorce recovery provides a systematic approach to help overcome the challenges that this difficult transition brings and helps you move on to create a fulfilling future. Info and registration: 310/439-8964, www. DivorceDetox.com. Email movingon@divorcedetox.com.

BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, offers a professional training hypnosis certification program at no charge. If you have a desire and commitment to make a difference in the world, you can make your lifelong desire a reality as a Certified Hypnotist. 4 weeks, Tues & Thurs, 7-10 pm (call for upcoming start dates). Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/4799464, www.hypnosis.edu.

ONGOING CLASSES FOR LIGHT WORKERS & MINISTERIAL STUDENTS, 7 pm. Call for titles and info about upcoming classes. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org.

WEDNESDAYS A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be

applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. New 8-week series for beginning and intermediate level students (begins March 10). At AADAP, Inc., 2900 S. Crenshaw at 29th St., LA 90016. T’ai Chi reduces stress, improves balance and posture, and benefits your overall health. Class begins 6 pm. Fee charged, 310/479-3646 for info. Email sprakerlg@earthlink.net, www.alexandertaichi.com. LEARN TO MEDITATE. We all want peace of mind. Meditation is not about keeping your mind quiet, it’s about finding a way to make it peaceful. Come discover the meditation ritual just for you. You deserve peace of mind. 7-8 pm, $35/person. Facilitated by Laura Rhodes, Certified Hypnotist, Past Life Regression Therapist, www.4missingpeace.com. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. YOUR POWER TO SAY NO! Saying NO saves time, energy, money! Discover its magical power and soar above it all with Vernon Howard’s lifesaving solutions. Classes every Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Neighborhood Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, $3 donation. 714/8999300, www.anewlife.org. HEALING NIGHT, HEALING MUSIC, laying on of hands, full-body healing, done by experienced healers. 6:30-8:30 pm at New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. In back classroom, enter by back gate of parking lot in alley, 4th building north of Wilshire Blvd. Info: Bertha Taylor, 310/836-2768. Donation.


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learning about asteroids in our charts and begin working with electional charts. 7-9 pm, $20/ class. Facilitator: Maxine McMartin. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

ANGEL CITY HEALING SPECIAL: 10% off all treatments on Wednesdays. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit website at www.angelcity-healing. com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell).

MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, a new workshop presented by Peace Theological Seminary. Core focus is on free-form writing, an essential, simple and very effective technique taught by JohnRoger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of MSIA. Free-form writing, described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior, helps clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. 7:30-9 pm at Prana West, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: PTS, 323/737-1534.

SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), visit www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. (Sunday classes are live streamed via the Internet.) For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org.

CHOIR PRACTICE, 7 pm. We invite you to join our choir. We have the songs, we have the robes, we have the accompanist. But only YOU have the voice. If you are interested in joining, please schedule an audition with our choir director, Dan Redfield (call for a Wed. evening appointment). A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org.

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QI-GONG & MEDITATION, 4-5 pm. Looking for

inspiration? We will explore ways to find the inner support necessary to help you on your path. QiGong, meditation, gentle free-form movement and writing. Beginners welcome, start time is punctual. For info on class or private coaching, call John Strelko, 310/430-5625, www.nature-allhealing.com. Class takes place at Douglas Park middle East side, located at 25th & Wilshire, in Santa Monica.

THURSDAYS THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif.org. THE ANGELIC HOST: The Telling by Koyote the Blind. Power, Beauty, Darkness…a deeply experiential performance art. Witness hidden worlds revealed before your eyes. By donation, 7:30 pm. The Tequihua Foundation, 3485 University Ave. off Lemon St., Riverside 92501, 951/686-3471, www.tequihuafoundation.org/events.html. UNITY WEST READING GROUP, now reading and sharing the Unity classic, Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth, an inspirational classic that has guided the way toward a faith that will serve humanity. Butterworth interprets the Gospel in a fresh context. Held every Thursday, 7-8 pm, all welcome, love offering basis. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www. unitywestchurch.org. NOON TIME MEDITATION, open to all faiths, noon-1 pm, in the Library of Yale Hall. Facilitated by Rev. Suzanne Commons, who is also available for Spiritual Counseling from 1-3 pm. this


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weekly hour of various types of meditation takes place at A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, healing sessions with Jude Unegbu, available 11 am-4 pm, 15 minutes/suggested donation from $20; 45 minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. LEARN TAROT WITH WENDY, now you can read too! Learn to interpret the cards, how to ask questions and how to bring it all together. 7-9 pm, $35/lesson. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/3451100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:308 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org. INTUITIVE & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, 10:30 am-12:30 pm. We are all born psychic, learn how to release the blocks that are keeping you from using your abilities, how to “read” what you see, hear and know. Thursdays through April 8, $35 per person per class (materials included). Facilitator: Lexa Finley (www.lexafinley.com). At

Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www. singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/ in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

FRIDAYS FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. YOUR POWER TO SAY NO! Saying NO saves time, energy, money! Discover its magical power and soar above it all with Vernon Howard’s life-

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SATURDAYS PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT, strengthen your intuitive abilities and your connection with Spirit. Learn to safely send and receive loving messages from spirit guides, angels and deceased loved ones, messages from the highest and best good of each participant. 1-3 pm, $15 min. donation. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SANSKRIT MANTRA CHANTING CLASS with Psychic Palmist of India Professor Sasi Velupillai and Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, Directors of the Vedic Healing Institute. Explore the benefits of sacred sound meditation through ancient Sanskrit chants from India for empowerment, manifestation, prosperity and spiritual growth. Includes instruction, manual, time working with mantras, video and audio recordings, traditional vedic initiation into mantras. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.vedichealinginstitute.com. OUR STAR WISDOM HUMANITY, workshop with Roger Weir, 10 am-12 noon, $30, DVDs $20, CDs $10 (special complete 52-set pricing, inter-

net live feed fee). Info: 310/278-9668. This yearlong course of 52 lectures has 4 segments corresponding to the seasons. Each segment presents a pair of phases; together the set of 4 pairs or 8 phases constitute a traditional form of wisdom. From the Noble 8-fold of Buddha to the Eightfold way of Murray Gell-Mann and Yuman Ne’eman, and much more. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. USUI TEATE REIKI, long considered a spiritual path to enlightenment, based around meditation, self-healing and spiritual empowerments. Become a certified Reiki Healer as taught by Victoria Lanakile Generao, 18th Dan Reiki Grand Master. 10 am-12 noon at EOGD Research Center, 13200 Brooks Dr., Ste. B, Irwindale 91706. $25/class plus $100 per attunement. For info visit www.light-healing.org or call 626/502-7702. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and handson practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/3972405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday at 7 am, Hermosa Beach, 14th St. & The Strand. Call 310/918-4700 for details. Also La Jolla Cove, 619/280-3112.

WEEKEND CLASSES WITH JESSICA MILLER, Reiki Master, Teacher. Call for upcoming schedule. Also: private weekday classes available (if 2+ students). Classes in Pasadena and Santa Monica. 626/963-3533, www.ReikiMastery.com, email jess@ReikiMastery.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www. vedichealinginstitute.com.

EVERYDAY Bodywork / Massage CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPY & TRANSFORMATIONAL BODY WORK offered by Dr. Donna Lee, Msc.D., NHD. For more information call 818/2645426, or visit www.integratedbeing.net. MIMI L. POOR, MASSAGE THERAPIST, Reiki Master, Aromatherapy. Holistic massage addresses stress and tension allowing for a state of relaxation that may trigger your natural healing process. 213/910-6464, email mimi.poor@ yahoo.com, visit www.AlcheMysticHealingArts. com. Body N’ Soul Studio/Que Linda Boutique, 3610 Foothill Bl., La Crescenta 91214, 818/2497685, 818/541-0096, www.quelindaboutique. com. ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE taught by Lana Spraker, MA, AmSAT certified teacher. The Alex-


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EAR REFLEXOLOGY: BEGINNING HANDS-ON WORKSHOP. The ears are amazing for relief of pain and musculoskeletal problems. Learn the latest from China, France and USA. Classes conducted on the West Side. American Academy of Reflexology, state approved school. Bill Flocco, Director. Toll-free: 866/588-8885. ReflexologyEdu@aol.com. www.AmericanAcademyofReflexology.com.

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REIKI HEALING INTRO NIGHTS with Jessica Miller in Santa Monica, Glendora, Pasadena, Glendale/La Crescenta area, $20 donation. Stress reduction and relaxation through Ki healing energy. Relaxed, casual atmosphere, questions welcomed. See me on YouTube! www.ReikiMastery.com. For info call 626/963-3533 or email jess@ReikiMastery.com. HAND REFLEXOLOGY: BEGINNING HANDSON WORKSHOP. Hand Reflexology is as effective as Foot Reflexology for relief of many internal health problems. Learn the latest knowledge and techniques from around the world. Classes conducted on the West Side. American Academy of Reflexology, state approved school. Bill Flocco, Director. Toll-free: 866/588-8885. ReflexologyEdu@aol.com. www.AmericanAcademyofReflexology.com. ACUPRESSURE THERAPY, stress relieving, available from Antoinette Rohner, 818/378-3396. www.movingintopeace.com.

THE MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL. Created by Djehuty Ma’at-Ra and based upon utilizing and exercising the principles of mental science to achieve material and spiritual success, wealth and abundance, and optimal health and well being. For more info go to www.dherbs.com or call 866/434-3727. See our ad on inside back cover. YOGA FOR THE JOY OF IT! By Minda Goodman Kraines, MA, Mission College; and Barbara Rose Sherman, BS, Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500. This resource is a must-have for any student embarking on a new yoga class or for those already familiar with yoga practice. Details what to expect in class, correct yoga alignment, breathing techniques, styles of yoga, history, how to bring its benefits into your life. Order Yoga for the Joy of It and save 20%, with free shipping. Coupon code YOGA10, visit www.jbpub.com/ health or call 800/832-0034. ISBN-13: 978-07637-6594-1, $24.95 ($19.96 discounted). FREE WEIGHT-LOSS E-BOOK available from Terry Brussel, Ph.D., CHt. Visit the Success Cen-

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WAYNE PERRY’S VOCAL TONING & SOUND HEALING MUSIC, four sound healing music recordings available: “The Cosmichoir, Sounds for Healing,” “In Chantment,” “Tantra Mantra,” and “Remember the Future.” Available on CD or cassette. Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, 618 N. Orlando Ave., Suite 6, West Hollywood 90048, 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry.com. THE SECRETS TO HEALING WITH SOUND AND TONING, empower yourself and transform your life with internationally renowned sound healer Wayne Perry. Step-by-step instructional series teaches how to heal anything using the natural healing power of the voice. 6 hours of exercises and instructions, no musical experience necessary. Set of 4 cassettes $49.99; 4 CD’s $59.99. Call 323/655-7781 to order. Visit his website at


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environment. For example, if you are the only home around for miles, you want to ensure that you’re not left vulnerable, energetically, and shore up the front, sides and back of your home with a retaining wall, thick landscaping, or wood fence. Keeping things simple by living in areas that have been developedare the most beneficial to occupants. Staying away from jails, hospitals, cemeteries, high-traffic areas, and other places that may upset the nervous system, are ideal for ensuring great health and wellness. After all, who wants to live next to a cemetery, a hospital or a jail? The following are interior and exterior forms that can adversely affect health and wellness: ����������������������������������� T-juncture—can cause fighting, hypertension, anxiety, and panic attacks �������������������������������������������� the house — can cause blood-related diseases and kidney problems ����������������������������������������������� the house — can causeback, spine, and joint problems ������������������������������������������� island (stove, kitchen or fireplace )— can cause highblood pressure and heart problems �������������������������������������� (extremely arched) — can indicate that a rare disease is supported or begins ���������������������������������������� built directly on top of a mountain — can indicatecareer & health problems especially with bones ���������������������������������������� stations, excavation sites, etc. — can create lethargy, depression and mental illness ������������������������������������� water on your site can cause illness ����������������������������������������� can cause cancer ������������������������������������ offensive-looking tree, telephone pole, or light pole usually located in front of your house around the 10 o’clock mark-can

indicate that a rare disease begins or is supported ������������������������������������������ the “sickness” star if the stove, fireplace or toilet is located in these sectors This year the “sickness” star visits the northeast. If you have a door in this sector, it is best to place a metal wind chime outdoors and/or hang a piece of metal wall art next to the door. Using high-vibrating metals such as stainless steel, copper, ��������������������������������������� inauspicious effects of this untimely star. The modern-day world has deprived a lot of us of our inherent birthright to self ��������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� sense of where we live has a lot to do with our intuitive “hits” and listening. If it doesn’t feel right, look right, or seem right, chances are it probably isn’t going to be. Our environment is a reflection of where we are in that moment of time. Sometimes, people will attract a home or business because they must live out an experience that they need to learn from. A lot of homes that are situated negatively in the environment provide this type of experience for the occupants. It’s not for anyone to judge, becauseit is an experience that is meant to happen. At the end of the day, you have everything that you need to ensure that you are well taken care of. By getting quiet, listening and waiting, the truth will reveal itself. Jennifer received her education from the American College of Classical FengShui and the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics. She is also a member of the International FengShui Guild. Currently, she is part of the 400-year-old Wu Chang FengShui Mastery lineage of Grand Master Yap Cheng Hai of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, through American FengShui Master Denise Liotta-Dennis. Having earned an MBA from Chapman University she incorporates her training and business acumen with clients. Visit: www. yourSOULutions.net, email: info@yourSOULutions.net or call (310) 663-8238.


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(Vipassana continued from page 9) There’s nothing mystical, vague, or difficult to understand. Every day the directions change and a new feature is added, so the description I will be giving this evening will be somewhat simplified and generalized. For the first three days you are asked to focus simply upon your breath going in and out. Remember our description of Vipassana as realistic observation. There is nothing other than ordinary facts of life. So the introductory form of meditation is observation of the simplest manifestation of life: breath goes in and out. You have taken a vow to practice exactly as you’re taught; in spite of your vow, you find out that you are completely incapable of following the directions! Your mind starts wandering into the past, your mind starts leaping forward into the future, your mind desires to do absolutely anything except stay with the breath. A number of years ago we adopted a puppy from an animal shelter. He was a very wild little puppy and he reminded me of my own mind when I tried to meditate on the breath. Whatever you told him to do, he would just run around the yard for fun. Sitting still is so boring. Human beings are nice but they are so dull. He could see no purpose in sitting and obeying when there are sticks and balls to chase, not to mention cats. Why is the mind so incapable of following a direction like, “observe the breath”? I have good concentration; I studied for about a million years to get through school. Why can’t I meditate on my breath? All through life, we calm ourselves down by adding new stimulation to our nervous system. When I want to relax, I read a book, I watch a movie, I turn on music. I add stimulation to my eyes, to my ears, to my intellect. In ordinary life, we never relax through the removal of stimulation unless we are trying to fall asleep. The first three days of the ten-day course are the first time most people have ever just tried to sit still with reality. Just being with bare reality as it is, observing it, adding nothing, taking nothing away. You are not trying to entertain, stimulate, or amuse your senses. Once you begin to adjust to this calmness and simplicity, it becomes quite wonderful. In spite of the initial difficulty, at the end of these first three days most people feel they’ve opened a door to a new world. The self is satisfied to be within the self. For the next seven days of the Vipassana course you are taught to expand your attention throughout your entire body. The teaching is stepwise; each day you expand your attention in a new way, so I’m just giving a general description. The focus, as you now understand, is realistic observation of the sensations of the body. The body is a collection of atoms and molecules organized into cells and tissues. Throughout this organism there are thousands of sensations all the time. Usually, we are aware of sensations in our body, but only very obvious ones; hunger, back pain, the pressure of our bodies upon the chair. Actually there are thousands, and I mean thousands, of sensations happening every minute all the time. Meditation is the skill of learning to keep your attention focused upon these sensations as they rise, fall, and change, without reacting to or interfering with them. A living organism is a dynamic, vibrating field of atoms and molecules. Change is continuous, incessant. The ever-occurring changes at the

level of atoms and molecules produces a ceaseless field of sensations. The meditator learns to observe them neutrally, without commenting, just observing. Now you may be thinking, “So what!? There are a lot of interesting things to do in life; why should I just sit there observing all these body sensations changing?” This brings us back to the irony of meditation. Vipassana is the entry into a new psychological world in which, instead of expecting or demanding, we observe without comment. Instead of wrestling with reality, we befriend it. Because our observation is calm and peaceful, we become deeply aware of new levels of reality, at the same time that we are cultivating inner peace. We are following the suggestion of the English poet, William Wordsworth: “…among least things, an undersense of the greatest…” Instead of trying to manipulate life, to create health or anything else, we have taken a time period out of our routines to learn a new skill: the art of integration, the attitude of harmony, the skill of neutral observation. As we make a continuous attempt to observe only body sensations, in fact we observe our minds as well. Mind and body are two sides of a coin. Every time the mind changes, the body changes. Every time the body changes, the mind changes. The two are completely interlocked. First, let’s takes a few very simple examples. If I don’t eat for a day, I will begin to get strong hunger sensations. As I get hunger sensation, my mind will start thinking about food, food, food. By changing my body, I’ve changed my mind. Supposing I begin thinking of somebody I really hate; I can’t stand what they did to me; I’d love to give them a piece of my mind. My body will become tense, my neck muscles will tighten. By changing my thoughts, I’ve changed my body.

The Buddha said, “Friendship is not an important part of the path. Friendship is the most important part of the path”.

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hose examples, of course, are very crude stereotypes. During the 20th century, modern psychiatry abandoned mind-body dualism. Today all the mental health professionals would agree that if you change someone’s mind, you change their body, and if you change someone’s body, you change their mind. This compound picture, replacing the previous mind-body dualism, was forced on Western psychological sciences during the era at the end of the Vietnam War. We had many traumatized veterans coming back to the USA who didn’t seem able to recover from their trauma. They were completely rational people, yet they behaved irrationally. They would walk around in fear in a completely safe place like the small town where I lived and practiced psychiatry. You could ask these war heroes, “Why are you afraid; you are back in the USA; it’s completely safe.” They would say, “I know that it’s safe, I simply cannot get rid of the fear”. That’s because fear is not just in the mind, fear is also in the body. Technically, we say that these traumatized veterans continue to emit the neurotransmitters of fear. Their nervous systems, their endocrine systems, are conditioned to continuously put out chemicals of fear. The external stimulus is gone, but the physiological habituation continues. Fortunately, we are not all traumatized, but every one of us recognizes that what I just said is true of us also. We all have conditioned fears that are carried with us even to places where they are obviously not rational. If you have the good fortune to take a meditation course, at some point in the ten days, while you are just sitting quietly and peacefully, an old fear will come up on your mind. But meditation will give


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you a new skill. Instead of rolling in the thoughts of fear, you will turn your attention to the body. You will not try to get rid of the fear. Instead, you will just try to observe, “What happens in my body during this state of mind?” At the obvious level there will be things like a racing heart and dry mouth, but at the subtle level there are many sensations that will be unique to each person. If you try to stop your fear it makes you more fearful because you realize that you can’t stop your fear. That’s why we call it fear! It makes you feel out of control. You feel you cannot control yourself. But if you learn to observe your fear in its intricate pattern of sensation on the body, it will arise for some time and stay for some time, and then pass away. Instead of repressing it, struggling with it, trying to gain control over it, or observe its mental contents (which are fear-inducing and will make you increasingly fearful), you have practiced the meditative skill of observing your fear at the level of the sensations that it evokes in your own body. Over time, this fear will become less strong and over more time it may well disappear. Of course we can’t guarantee how quickly this will happen, or if for every person it will happen every time. But the principle is absolutely true for all people all the time. The principle is that by turning attention away from your thoughts back to your body, you become familiar with yourself in a new, calming, objective, rational, helpful way.

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ut it is not just fear that is stored in the body. Peace and calm are also stored in the body. Wisdom is stored in the body. Wisdom is not an idea. Smart and intelligent ideas are very good things but are not wisdom. Wisdom is already in the body, but it is not so easy to contact it when you are constantly distracted by external stimulation. If you learn to sit calmly, and to observe your sensations, wisdom will spontaneously rise up in your mind and in your life. What do I mean by wisdom? A great feeling of blessing to be alive, an appreciation for all that you’ve been given, a sense of companionship with all other living beings, a desire to help others. Whether you are a Marxist revolutionary, a Catholic, a Buddhist, an atheist, you will recognize this as wisdom. When you get rid of the noise and distraction, you will find that you already possessed wisdom to a certain degree. Wisdom is the cognitive component of the emotions of peace and love. As you practice meditation, wisdom can grow stronger and become more familiar to you. You will learn to contact it more easily. I describe Vipassana as being a search engine in which you can more easily locate the websites of wisdom without getting so many false search results. So now we can see two ironies of Vipassana. The first is that it gives its best results to those who can surrender, before they start, the desire to fulfill a specific demand. The second irony is that the ability to observe without trying to manipulate or change the object of observation actually ends up transforming what we are observing. By accepting ourselves exactly as we are, we stop being who we were. The Buddha described this process with a natural metaphor. Suppose there is a stagnant pool in a country like India, which has a monsoon climate. It has not rained for months. The water is black, fetid, thick with impurities. Now the monsoon has arrived. No god has sent the rain; it is strictly a product of impersonal natural laws.

The rains commence with a single drop. The raindrop hits the surface of the stagnant pool, and with it comes a minute amount of oxygen and light. Another raindrop . . . another tiny aliquot of oxygen and light. Now the monsoon clouds burst, and thousands of drops beat down into the previously stagnant pool, not only bringing oxygen and light, but stirring and churning the water so that bottom water mingles with the surface. As the rains soak their way in, the entire pool, from top to bottom, becomes purified by light and air, becomes sweet smelling and sweet tasting. In just this manner, the mind of the meditator penetrates the entire body with awareness and equanimity, and a healthy new life is born in the body of the old life. Purification does not have to be added as a third process. The addition of light and oxygen, awareness and peace, itself brings transformation to mind and body. After a person completes the ten-day Vipassana course, they have the opportunity to begin a new life. This new life is called “walking the path.” That means that every day you have the opportunity to meditate in the morning and evening. The meditation acts like a compass. You keep getting lost and turning away from wisdom but the compass shows you the correct way back. Of course we all do get lost during our busy days, but it’s a wonderful thing to have this compass to guide you. When you meditate and develop calm, peace and wisdom, when you meditate and let go of fear, anger, hate, you are doing a systematic treatment to your body and changing its neurotransmitters. Before, you systematically shot your body full of neurotransmitters of fear or hate fifty times a day. Now you shoot up that drug of fear and hate many fewer times a day. Before, you used to take a healthy herb of wisdom just in a small pinch every day. Now you take this healthy herb of wisdom in a pungent brew twice a day. Systematic, long-term meditation changes the biochemical basis of your body. Some neurotransmitters are systematically reduced, other neurotransmitters are systematically increased. As you become more familiar with your body, you also make new choices. Those choices are different for everybody, but every continuous meditator will change habits in their diet or exercise, or their way of life. You also change your interpersonal habits. If you relate to people with less fear and hate and more love and compassion, you’re changing your own biochemistry. If you become less hostile and less irritable, the people around you also get less hostility and irritability fed into them. It’s possible that you even change the biochemistry of the people around you. There are studies that show that having a pet dog will increase your grades in school. There’s a study showing a pet dog decreases your blood pressure and your heart rate. Susan and I both come from families where there’s a lot of high blood pressure. Her father and all of his relatives had high blood pressure. My mother and all of her relatives had high blood pressure. Neither Susan nor I have high blood pressure despite our age. I don’t know if that’s because we have a dog or because we meditate. You notice I’m hitting on two sides of the same point. Meditation is not a medical treatment for anything. If you have a mental health

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groups. Meditation and the part of meditation referred to as “Turning the Wheel” helps you be part of people where all are trying to become a little better. You help yourself while helping others. You don’t even know which comes first. The Buddha said, “Friendship is not an important part of the path. Friendship is the most important part of the path”. One final metaphor that can be used to understand Vipassana is the metaphor of Nibbāna. Nibbāna is a Pāli word, which is translated into English as, “no wind” or “no motion.” But Nibbāna can’t really be translated as a single word or phrase. It can be understood by approaching it from two directions. Nibbāna means a mind that is completely free of all negativity; free of anger, hatred, ill will, doubt or fear. Another direction for approaching Nibbāna is to think of it as whatever lies beyond the material and mental world. Nibbāna is the goal of the Buddha’s teaching. Metaphorically you can understand it as that point where a pure mind punches through the veil of physical things to the unborn, unchanging, undying, Beyond. So Nibbāna, which is the goal of the path, can be understood as if it were the prow of ship, the point where two guiding things join together. Juan Mascaro, a famous translator of the Pāli texts into English, who was himself a Spaniard, likened Nibbāna to the pole star. Whether Nibbāna is understood conceptually, or whether Nibbāna is not understood conceptually, is not as important as walking under the guidance of the pole star. Whether you arrive or not, on route you will be cultivating the purity of mind, compassion and love: and you will simultaneously be immersing yourself in an ancient and ongoing worldwide communion of like-minded friends who not only walk the path, but who are living manifestations of the path itself. You become a disciple of the pole star of Nibbāna. You feel gratitude to be following a star. You receive and convey loving-kindness, which is the fragrance that arises from a purified mind. These, not the healing of diseases, are the health benefits of Vipassana. Paul R. Fleischman, M.D., is an American author, poet, lecturer, outdoorsman and retired psychiatrist. He teaches Vipassana meditation and speaks perceptively about its value, employing poetic and scientific terminology to Western professionals. From An Ancient Path, by Paul Fleischman,M.D.; Pariyatti Press, 2008. Available from www.pariyatti.org For more information on Vipassana meditation: www.dhamma.org


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Fitness YOGA FOR THE JOY OF IT! By Minda Goodman Kraines, MA, Mission College; and Barbara Rose Sherman, BS, Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500. This resource is a must-have for any student embarking on a new yoga class or for those already familiar with yoga practice. It details what to expect in class, correct yoga alignment, breathing techniques, styles of yoga, history, and how to bring its benefits into your life. Order Yoga for the Joy of It and save 20%, with free shipping. Use coupon code YOGA10, visit www. jbpub.com/health or call 800/832-0034. ISBN13: 978-0-7637-6594-1, $24.95 ($19.96 discounted). QIGONG: CULTIVATING STRONG BODY, CALM MIND, preregister for this unique opportunity to study 2 qigong lineages never fully transmitted in the West, with Daoist practitioner, author, scholar Eva Wong. On March 13-14, 9 am-6 pm, at Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica 90401. Sponsored by the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles & Emperors College, Santa Monica. CEUs for acupuncturists. Visit http://la.shambhala. org/qigong/ for more info and registration or call 323/255-5472. T’AI CHI DVD WITH SIFU LANA SPRAKER, “The Way of T’ai Chi Ch’uan: Gentle Exercise for Health and Inner Peace.” Complete demonstration of the Long Form, Traditional Yang Style. Easy access to individual moves and sections, information on history and philosophy. Separate text enclosed for all 108 movement names. Clear slow-motion instruction. $29.95 plus tax, S/H. (Video format also available). T’ai Productions, PO Box 25654, LA 90025. 310/479-3646, www. alexandertaichi.com.

Gift Shops / Bookstores GRAND OPENING: CRYSTAL LIGHT IMPORTS, March 20-21, 10 am-5 pm. Crystals for metaphysical and healing use. Importer from Brazil, direct from the mine to you. The biggest collection of amethyst from Uruguay in L.A. Also generators, pendulums, phantoms, lemurian, crystals, clusters, and more. Wholesale prices. Not just a store with crystals, but a warehouse full of crystals. 9001 Oso Ave. #D, Chatsworth, CA 91311, 818/335-5362. PARADISE FOUND, your peace, love & good

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QIGONG: CULTIVATING STRONG BODY, CALM MIND, preregister for this unique opportunity to study 2 qigong lineages never fully transmitted in the West, with Daoist practitioner, author, scholar Eva Wong. On March 13-14, 9 am-6 pm, at Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th St., Santa Monica 90401. Sponsored by the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles & Emperors College, Santa Monica. CEUs for acupuncturists. Visit http://la.shambhala. org/qigong/ for more info and registration or call 323/255-5472. YOGA FOR THE JOY OF IT! By Minda Goodman Kraines, MA, Mission College; and Barbara Rose Sherman, BS, Registered Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500. This resource is a must-have for any student embarking on a new yoga class or for those already familiar with yoga practice. It details what to expect in class, correct yoga alignment, breathing techniques, styles of yoga, history, and how to bring its benefits into your life. Order Yoga for the Joy of It and save 20%, with free shipping. Use coupon code YOGA10, visit www. jbpub.com/health or call 800/832-0034. ISBN13: 978-0-7637-6594-1, $24.95 ($19.96 discounted). FULL BODY DETOX. Detoxifying our bodies answers our body’s prayer for us to give it an internal shower and tune up. We are conscious about cleaning the external body, but not the internal body. For information about our 100% all natural Full Body Detox products, go to www.dherbs. com or call 866/434-3727. See our ad on inside back cover. DISCOVER THE HYPNOTIC FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH for excellent health, vibrant energy, weight release, a better memory than ever before and much more. By phone or in office. Call Success Center, 800-GOAL-NOW (462-5669), www.acesuccess.com. IDENTIFY THE EMOTIONAL ISSUES behind your physical ailments and how they are enlightening you for emotional, spiritual and physical health. Release anxiety and depression. Raise your energy and vibration to experience the miraculous. Call Karen Storsteen for counseling, an intuitive body scan, and psychic healing. 303/506-6745, karensinsight.com, www.karenstorsteen.com. MEDICAL MARIJUANA EVALUATIONS, offices located in Santa Barbara, Palmdale, Northridge, Chico and Redding. Use cannabis legally for chronic pain, cancer, migraines and much more. 24/7 verifications and doctor-patient confidentiality. Call toll-free for info and appointments. Natural Care for Wellness, 888/420-NATURAL. Website: www.naturalcare4wellness.com. EXPERIENCE UNIQUE GROUP ENERGY SESSIONS WITH ADAM DREAMHEALER for SelfEmpowerment and Personal Transformation at Intention Heals Conference on March 7, Marina Del Rey Marriott. As featured in “The Living Matrix,” Adam has presented at “What the Bleep” and Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. conferences. Rolling Stone Magazine says, “Adam is becoming one of the world’s most in-demand healers.” Learn techniques to focus your intentions toward healing and manifesting your desired reality. Adam, a molecular biologist and author of the DreamHealer series, is a gifted energy healer who combines his Native American experiences to embrace our own healing power. All registration at www.dreamhealer.com. ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. The Dherbs.com Anti-Viral Cleanse and Regimen helps purify the blood of toxins and impurities and fortifies the body against unhealthy microbes and protozoa. For more information visit www.dherbs.com or call 866/434-3727. See our


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Spring Renewal Weekend

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Friday, April 2 - Sunday April 4, 2010 Heal Yourself - Heal Our World Renew your body, mind and soul, through guided meditation, energizing exercises and gentle yoga. Refresh your spirit in the beauty and tranquility of Sunburst Sanctuary. Celebrate the season of new life and rebirth with simple meals, music, and good fellowship, followed by our Sunday service of meditation, inspirational talk and song. Please call for suggested donation and reservations. Lodging separate.

Upcoming Events Experience Sunburst July 6 - August 1, 2010 Would you like to experience living in an intentional spiritual community? Stay for up to one month, living, meditating and participating in service projects together. Enjoy enriching classes in spiritual practice and conscious living. Awaken the Light Within Thursday, July 29 - Sunday, Aug. 1 Be the change you want to see in the world! Learn the liberating Sunburst Kriya Yoga meditation tool – discover the healing power of your personal relationship with the Divine.

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and healer, a movement from the head to the heart. In the early 1990s Wayne had a band, and hosted and produced several radio shows. For one of his shows, Heart Touch on KCLA radio, he said, “I was interviewing cutting edge shamans and psychics. I ran across a lady at a health show who had pioneered the study of bio acoustics. I was kind of skeptical. I couldn’t conceive of how sound could help people with cancer and things like that.” Wayne had her on his show, and because of his curiosity, and desire to see if there were genuine results, he contacted several people whom she said had been healed by sound. One of these was a welder who had breathed in toxic chemicals, causing a white-out condition in the lungs. The man was in a coma, and his parents placed a bio-acoustics sound machine in his room. After a day of the sound emissions in his room, he came out of the coma. Another example was an 18 year old who had a shattered kneecap. A bio acoustics machine was set for the frequency of calcium and magnesium and placed near his knee. In this case, Wayne said, “photos taken over six months showed a piece of bone actually growing.” He said that the doctors called the healing of the young man’s knee “rogue cartilage,” but Wayne was becoming convinced there was something very real, and worth pursuing, in the concept of healing with sound. Wayne listened to these families stories, read the notes and viewed photos and x-rays first hand. Meeting with him, I found him very analytical. He is not analytical in a cold way, but he seems genuinely intent on laying a foundation for each level of investigation he makes, and each level of results he builds upon.

He started experimenting with sound frequencies and vibrations at the same time he took his Heart Touch show to television. His shows were getting a good response. People were writing in and telling him they liked the segments he devoted to his own thoughts about sound healing, which he was so excited and challenged by he couldn’t help but speak of from time to time. He invited the bio acoustics healer on his TV show also, and they became friends, which led to Wayne being invited to the first practitioner training in the field. “It was a lot of scientific data. A lot to wrap my mind around: periodic tables,

frequencies, the use of the sound machine.” Wayne decided to attend the next training session in Phoenix, Arizona because he really wanted to grasp all of this left brain material. “I wanted to get a handle on it. It was too profound to pass up.” He was able to settle into the science of the practice, and at that point, he said, “I set aside my band. I was a music and film critic on KCLA, I gave that up, as well as producing and hosting most of the

There are release sounds that cleanse and open energy, like sighs and groans. These keep the body fluid. shows I did. I invested almost all my time and savings into bio acoustics diagnostics voice analysis.” The machine Wayne and others were working with is called a SMAD, or Self Management Auditory Device, and Wayne invested in speakers, woofers, and sub woofers to have the best possible system. “I did it for free. Most people said it was beneficial, and accurate. In 1992 I made up business cards and brochures. I developed a system of fair payment for my time.” Wayne said that he only used the bio acoustics procedures as a starting point. He was always in the process of finding his own path, to a certain extent, following his intuition and attending to the results of the people he was treating. Wayne had chronic kidney stones in those days, and he experienced one of his attacks. He did not get benefit from the machine, though he tried, but he began to meditate and ask God what he needed to learn. He was doing deep yogic breathing with the meditation, and suddenly sounds came through him. “I just kind of went with it, multiphonic sounds, multiples, overtones. “I was an improvisational jazz singer in Chicago. I trained people to use their voice as an instrument. But this was unlike anything I’d ever experienced. It sounded

like it was coming from behind me, but there was nothing behind me but the wall.” Wayne said, “The import didn’t hit me immediately,” but when he saw his doctor at UCLA he was told he must have passed the kidney stone. “My body doesn’t create these stones anymore.” He has also been able to heal himself from left knee pain, TMJ and allergies with his own voice. Meanwhile, about a year and half into his new career he was privy to some research that caused him to abandon the machine altogether in favor of natural sound. The research measured three variables in 100 test subjects who were exposed to different kinds of sounds. The sounds were different wave form patterns from different machines, musical instruments, amplified instruments using acoustic and electric amplification, environmental sounds and the voice. What was measured were brain wave movement, fluctuation of blood pressure and oxygen saturation in the blood. Wayne already had some concerns that artificial sound could be harmful to some people, and there was evidence that it was ineffective with others. “Far and away the most profoundly effective sound on the body are the multiples or overtones of tones present in the human voice. As a singer I was gratified

The most profoundly effective sound on the body are the tones present in the human voice. to hear this, but I had invested in the machines, and quite frankly, people don’t have the respect for the human body and voice that they have for blinking lights. People are more impressed with technology than the voice. We’ve become so mechanized.” And while Wayne said that once he put the machines away, it was not fun to run up against people who discredited his practice, he hung in there. “I started experimenting with my voice. I started making recordings and started doing expos.”


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He explains that the recordings, which he made in a very creative analog process rather than a digital copy, are sonic tapestries of frequencies, and are able to provide brain wave entrainment that the body will pick up on. So a person deficient in a certain frequency can get the equivalent of an aural vitamin. But this process, Wayne explains, is better than that, because the body can begin to produce the needed frequency without need for the constant outer supply. That is much of what Wayne means by his desire to empower people. He also says, “I’m of the belief that one’s own voice is the best to heal one’s own body. I wanted to teach others.” On the CD included with “Sound Medicine,” Wayne acknowledges that the harmonics and overtones he makes and teaches sound a bit alien, and he good humouredly assures listeners that we’re all still on planet earth, and the strange sound does not equate to a bizarre experienc. Wayne also found that as he worked at healing his own and others’ bodies, there was emotional healing that would come into play also. He would do his toning into the cranium of a client, and the client would ask, “Will you do that weird thing with your voice again?” Sound going in and sound coming out both became important. “People think relaxing sounds are healing sounds. They calm and soothe the body, which is not a bad thing. It is a good thing, but they are not healing sounds. They create an environment for healing sound. “There are release sounds that cleanse and open energy, like sighs and groans. These keep the body fluid. I suggest adding a little more sound to your sighs and moans,” he said. “Regenerative sound is different. These are harmonics and overtones, and they have to come from the heart, rather than the ego. I just had to try to be present, open, supportive, and compassionate and to try to get the person into that space as well.” So how does Wayne diagnose what a person may be lacking in? For this he does use a machine, but only to create a detailed pattern of what is going on in a person’s voice. The tool is a sophisticated piano tuner, with 440 cycles per second as the baseline. You speak into a microphone

which is plugged into this tuner, and Wayne observes the keys or frequencies of your normal speaking voice. He asks a series of enough varied questions to get a good sample, and he draws dots on a graph, mapping where your tones are

strong and where they are weak or non-existent. He takes into account differences between typical male and typical female vocal ranges. When he spoke respectfully of his findings, he surprised me with what seemed to me to be an accurate picture of some of my underdeveloped traits and areas of sluggishness. It is a mirror that is both welcome and unwelcome, if you know what I mean. If I decide to try the therapy it might mean listening to, and learning to make, some sounds that are rather unusual. Not unpleasant—actually I gave it a little try and I agree with Wayne that it is like “an inner massage,”—but unusual. I was a little worried my neighbors might hear me through the wall. I’ll just try to observe when their car is missing from out front for my next attempt. Wayne can make multiple tones over and over each other in ways that I cannot understand. It seems he’d have to have more than one nose, mouth and set of

vocal chords to do what he does, adding a harmonic tone to the music he creates while the other tone is still sounding, and then adding another. I forgot to ask Wayne if other people can do this to the degree that he can. It is powerful to see and to be around. It is a strange form of kindness, the human voice directed in such a way to maximize and accelerate the healing of the human body, heart and spirit. Like blood rushing to the site of a wound and doing its magic of coagulation and reparation, the body heals the body often. Like how only love can really heal a broken heart, a heart to heal a heart. Sound to heal a body, heart and mind made up of sound. Is it so hard to hear the world? “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . .” the Judeo Christian Bible proclaims. Wayne calls attention to this verse, and to “this idea that the first anything is sound. For example, the Big Bang, the mantra healing in India, the Ohm, primordial sound.” His book abounds with quotations from many of the world’s spiritual practices testifying to the sacredness of sound. In my life, as I’ve done emotional healing work and come up against the West’s typical distaste for strong emotional expression, I’ve sometimes wondered if a culture that permits a wailing wall, or some means of moaning or crying out deep pain would be a healthier culture. Strangely, when I used to think of this I was thinking of the emotion without really thinking of the sound, as if the sound was a by product of what was really going on, the emotional release. Wayne has invited me to consider that the two modalities may be one. Here is another interesting thing to contemplate, while I ask myself if another session with Wayne Perry is in order, and I face my fears of who I would be if I really got a “tone up.” Mathematician Brian Swimme said, “The earth, once molten rock, now sings opera.” After meeting Wayne Perry, I am captivated by the suggestion that the universe, molten rock and all, may just be opera through and through. Nancy Gross lives in Ojai, where she raised two daughters, working at boutique hotels and earning a BA in English from UCSB. She writes for the Ojai Valley News and other publications, is a poet, and visits L.A. and Santa Barbara often. nancygracy@aol.com.


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The best way to maintain optimal health and wellbeing is to think threefold: physical, mental, and spiritual –– or, mind, body, spirit. This means the health and wellbeing of all three states must be acknowledged and addressed.

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For the physical state I’d recommend a good wholesome diet consisting of plenty of raw, organic fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts (unsalted), and whole grains; spring or alkaline water, and vegan products (in place of animal products and byproducts such as meat and dairy). Along with a balanced and wholesome diet, I’d also recommend plenty of good exercise (walking, swimming, stretching, pilates, yoga, tai chi, qi chong, etc.). For the mental state, I’d recommend mental exercises in the form of reading thought provoking and stimulating material – things that can actually help you grow and evolve as a person. Learning and memorizing new vocabulary words makes for a great mental workout. And perhaps the best thing anyone could do for a healthy mind and mind-state is to think positive and have a positive mental attitude. Lastly, for the spiritual state, spend time cultivating and balancing your spiritual state (your higher self) which can be done via meditation, prayer, chakra balancing, consulting with oracles (angel cards, rune stones, etc.), reading spiritually-themed books, and listening to spiritually-themed music by artists such as Snatam Kaur, Wah!, Deva Premal, Steven Halpern, Jonathan Goldman, and Krishna Das to name a few.

Djehuty, how can we improve the health of our heart considering heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans? We can improve the health of our hearts first by consuming a diet that is heart conducive – consuming more live, wholesome, and nutritious foods and eradicating fried and processed fatty foods that clog arteries and make the heart work harder. Consuming herbs that have an affinity for the heart and that strengthen, revitalize, tone, and tone the heart helps to improve overall heart health. Good herbs for the heart include hawthorn berries, cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, American ginseng, and wahoo bark. Vitamin E and Co-enzyme Q-10 are also helpful heart nutrients. To cap off heart health we can all benefit by periodically balancing our heart chakra (Anahata in Sanskrit) which can be done with pink-colored crystals (such as rose quartz), placing them in the center of our chest for 15 minutes.

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Sharon’s Chicken Miso Soup

by Sharon Hall For many years, mostly as a student, I was not able to afford doctors when I got sick. By necessity I learned about herbs and natural medicines; I also learned how to cook. It soon became obvious to me that food really is the best medicine. Nothing makes me happier when I’m home sick in bed then a steaming, fragrant bowl of homemade chicken soup. Centuries of mothers and grandmothers were right; there is something in chicken soup— actually, it’s the chicken fat— that facilitates healing. It really does have miraculous powers. In this recipe, I add organic miso paste. This gives a rich layer of flavor to the soup and raises the curative power. Miso contains living enzymes— the natural probiotics that aid digestion— which is why miso soup is traditionally offered in Japanese restaurants. With the fire of Korean chili sauce (in gourmet and health food stores or Asian grocers)*, a squeeze of lemon, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves on top, you have a delicious bowlful of healing to satisfy body and soul.

Ingredients (serves 4-6) 2 tablespoons of oil Whole chicken in parts (with skin and bones) 1 large yellow onion, diced Fresh chopped garlic, 2 to 3 cloves 1 tablespoon,fresh slivered ginger root Potatoes, two medium in chunks Two medium carrots, sliced thick Yellow or brown miso paste, preferably organic 1 chopped jalapeno OR 1 teaspoon *sambal oelek (ground fresh chili paste) l to 2 lemons, cut in wedges Cilantro (optional)

Start by washing chicken thoroughly inside and out. Dry with paper towels. In a large soup pot, heat the oil then saute the ginger, garlic, onions--and jalapeno, if using. Saute until onions are translucent. Add the chicken pieces. Braise on both sides with the garlic, etc. until pieces are slightly brown. Make sure to remove garlic if starting to burn. Add enough water to cover chicken and bring to boil. Turn heat down, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add potatoes and carrots, then re-cover and simmer for another 2O-30 minutes. Check by poking chicken. Meat should come off bones. If you prefer the soup without bones, let soup cool a bit then carefully take one piece at a time onto a cutting board and cut meat from bones, put back into the pot and cook another 15 minutes until hot again. The soup is now ready for finishing. To Finish : Miso is a live, and consequently sensitive, substance. The active enzymes are what gives it healthful benefits and is also the reason why you must not bring to a boil, as this tends to kill the organisms. Don’t use dried miso for this recipe. There are two ways to add at this point. One, is to take a teaspoon for each person and add to individual bowls. Add a half ladle of broth from the pot to thin the paste, and a bit of chili sauce to the bowl if you like the warmth, or didn’t use the fresh chili. Stir the miso and broth, then fill bowl with soup. Add lemon juice or serve lemon wedges on side, then sprinkle soup with cilantro. The other way is to add about 4 tablespoons directly to the pot, depending on how much soup you’ve made. You will still have to add the chili, lemon juice and cilantro to each bowl separately.


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