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Community Happenings – August 2016

Discover the 2016 Body Mind Spirit Expo! Body Mind Spirit Expos are dedicated to helping you discover the radiant life that surrounds you every moment, by opening doors to alternatives for Health, Wellness, and Spirituality. The Expo returns to the North Shore Center for The Performing Arts in Skokie on August 20-21, with ...

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Letter From The Publisher – August 2016

I can’t believe that August is right around the corner, and that the second half of summer is almost over! We have one more month of hot summer that we can enjoy, so hot or cool, let’s fully embrace it! August is a month FULL of festivals and expos that ...

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10-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat, Part 1

By Theresa Puskar Dhamma Pakasa, Pecatonica, IL June 29th – July 10th, 2016 “The mind spends most of the time lost in fantasies and illusions, reliving pleasant or unpleasant experiences and anticipating the future with eagerness or fear. While lost in such cravings or aversions, we are unaware of what ...

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How to Safely Remove Your Husband’s Skull

By Alan Cohen   The Jarawa Tribe in the Andaman Islands in India has fought off nearly all attempts by civilized people to penetrate their domain. As a result, this primitive culture has retained its customs for thousands of years. Yet a few visitors have been accepted, returning with remarkable ...

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The Cosmic Mass: Risking to Follow Inner Promptings

By Joyce and Barry Vissell “Our minds map out a neat, perfect little road for life and we hate to have it changed in any way. Yet that perfect little road may completely by-pass our goal of God-realization.” (sic) –Barry and Joyce Vissell, The Shared Heart: Relationship Initiations & Celebrations ...

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Pyramids, Politics, and Sound Healing

By Steven Halpern   My last column was written as I flew off to Chicago to be a presenter at the first Global Pyramid Conference. I've been fascinated by the Great Pyramid ever since I read Edgar Cayce's channeled information about ancient Egypt. In 1980, I was part of the ...

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August…Money, Power, Authority

By Elizabeth Summers August, the Eighth month of our calendar year, finds our energy picking up in a more dynamic way from the slowdown of July. The practical pace of life accelerates, and mental reasoning about the “now” kicks in. The Number Eight applies to the human condition in more ...

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Awaken the Senses Outdoors

By Cynthia Gran   During the summer when days are long and warm, many people enjoy spending time outside. Whether walking, biking or doing yoga, being in Nature is a rich experience, and with a little conscious effort, it becomes even richer. Here’s how you can bring your practice of ...

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Finding the Keys to Peace in Nature

By Blair McKissock, MSEd, RYT There is so much violence and hate in the news of late. Life seems to be growing more tumultuous by the moment, so that it can be hard to make the effort to think. My goal over the past few years has been to open ...

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Synchronicity – The Way it Works

LIVE KRYON CHANNELLING – Lee Carroll This live channelling was published Aug 24, 2013 Greetings, dear ones, I am Kryon of Magnetic Service. Once again my partner steps aside. We've described channelling before as a process that honors the Human Being. It uses a multidimensional, biological portal called the pineal, ...

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Helping Others Connect to a Higher Awareness

By Anna J. Anthony Interview with Diana Kushenbach Anna Anthony: Diana, you have a very impressive background in law enforcement that led to the title of "Police Intuitive." When did your law enforcement career begin merging with your psychic gifts and abilities? Diana Kushenbach: I was not fully aware of ...

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Second Chance Gardening

By Sue Odland   Many gardeners view the approaching fall months as a time for harvesting summer crops and closing up the garden. However, Mother Nature rewards avid gardeners with one last chance to create home-grown garden magic through second crop, or cool season planting. August is the perfect time ...

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What is a Spirit to Do When the Human is Broken? Part I

By Mary Montgomery We’ve all heard or read quotes like these: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience” ( This is a quote attributed to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Teilhard de Chardin was a French philosopher, paleontologist, and Jesuit priest ...

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In Print – August 2016

By Kayla Hancock Joy on Demand: The Art of Discovering the Happiness Within, by Chade-Meng Tan (HarperOne, $26.99, Hardcover) In this book, Chade-Meng Tan shows readers how to unlock the innate happiness that we each hold within us. Tan tells readers how to upgrade their happiness set point to achieve ...

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