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A good time for gross national happiness

Happiness is a fundamental human quest and may be understood as a state of physical and emotional well-being and inner contentment, founded on principles of sociality and of not harming other sentient beings or the environment. Happiness is not a...

A session with my osteopath

“He’s worked with abuse survivors, he knows about kundalini and he says he thinks he can help you.” It was such a relief to hear my psychologist’s words. We both felt I had been stuck for too long - body memories, energy snaking up my spine,...

A step away from peace

Imagine that you are standing under a waterfall. The water pounds down on your head and shoulders and pins your feet to the ground. The steady rush of water feels good. At times, it feels...

About Fear

Acknowledging fear is not a cause for depression or discouragement. Because we possess such fear, we also are potentially entitled to experience fearlessness. True fearlessness is not the reduction of fear; but going beyond fear. In order to...

Bert Hellinger’s Family Constellation

In April 2000, I travelled to London to participate in a compelling teaching seminar on Family Systems Therapy. It was led by the internationally acclaimed German psychotherapist and author Bert Hellinger. Somehow that experience has changed the way...

Best Foods For Insomnia

Alongside a healthy diet and exercise, probably the most important thing we can do for ourselves is get a good night’s sleep. However, for many people this is an issue that means their quality of life can be severely impaired....

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy offers a gentle, non intrusive hands-on approach to healing that is considered both leading edge and completely unique. It is utterly respectful and deeply receptive of the wholeness of life and the inherent...

Collective Intelligence

As we explore ways to generate more effective groups, organisations, institutions, and other human systems, it may help to begin by taking a closer look at collective...

Craniosacral and yoga

Craniosacral and yoga. An ancient sutra from the Tantric tradition accompanies our experience of craniosacral. 'Place your whole attention on the nerve, delicate as the lotus thread, in the centre of your spinal column, in such be...

Dirty Secrets Of The Food Processing Industry 2

Dirty Secrets Of The Food Processing Industry Since the end of World War 2 there has been a population explosion, and there has also been an explosion of industrialised food, where synthetic ingredients that can be standardised have replaced...

Facing Your Creation

About 2000 years ago Jesus spent 40 days in the desert; remember the story? I want you to imagine that you are Jesus and you are in the desert. What are you doing in the desert? What you are doing is facing your own creation, facing what you are,...

Global Consciousness Project

Deep in the basement of a dusty university library in Edinburgh lies a small black box, roughly the size of two cigarette packets side by side, that churns out random numbers in an endless...

Green Psychology

An essay by psychologist Ralph Metzner Ph.D. on his book, Green Psychology, where he links the way we think with the way we live in the world. Increasing numbers of people have therefore come to the conclusion that it is in the hearts and minds of...

High Protein Diets Not As Healthy As We Thought

Published in an article on the ABC website 5/3/2014, Low carb diet may make you unhealthy, shorten your life: study, a study of various diets and their affect on longevity show that low fat, high protein diets are not as healthy as we...

Holographic Kinetics

Holographic Kinetics is an Aboriginal healing system based on traditional Dreamtime Healing. My teacher Steve Richards is an Aboriginal descendant who could remember all the ancient teachings of his culture when he was a child. He then spent over...

In Praise Of Heresy

Living, as we do, in a time of unbelief, an ‘unbelievable time’, heresy is scarcely an issue. However, less than a dozen generations ago ‘witches’ were still being burnt for heresy, sometimes by the dozen, although frequently their crime was...

Infant Formula Toxic?

The following is an executive summary of a report by the US-based Cornucopia Institute on the presence in infant formula of hexane, a known nuerotoxin. While this is US-based, it still has relevance to Australian mums and...

Interview with Tyohar

The followiing is an interview conducted for the Here & Nowmagazine with Israeli-born enlightened teacher, Tyohar, in Byron Bay circa 1999. Tyohar does not fit the usual guru sterotype - he is young, handsome, funny, a techno DJ (which Israeli...

Juggling The Unexpected

I would like to tell you a funny and true story, a story that at the time I didn’t find so funny, nor did I see the significance in the turn of events that made this story so profound, and yet so ordinary....
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Lies And Our Relationship To Truth

There is a lot of attention right now on the COW governments lying to We the People, probably with intention to mislead. In some circles there is also dismay (and cynicism) at the ability (and sometimes apparent eagerness) of We the People to be...

Mangosteen And Cancer

The most important thing to understand is that there is no reliable cure for cancer. Despite decades of research, in 2003 the same percentage of people died from colon, breast, lung and prostate cancer as died in 1957. However, despite this sad...

Mullum Celebrates Decade Of Twisted Pilates

Kate Henson’s wealth of body awareness culminates in a quirky pièce de résistance at her Mullumbimby Pilates class. Come get a piece of the...

My Inner Light, And A Great Salad

One of the best memorable spiritual experiences I ever had was when I was walking in the dark and had crossed a wooden bridge which led over a strong flowing creek in the bush of Huonbrook, NSW. I knew there was a board missing in the bridge, which...

Natural Capitalism

The bad news about the future, according to the book, published in 1999, is that without a healthy earth we aren’t going to have a healthy economy or a healthy society. The good news is that we can have all three by making some logical...

No U In Love

Love is where you are not. It would bomb as a pick up line, but it’s a concept of love worth pondering. They are the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a spiritual teacher who travelled the world in the twentieth century extolling the merits of...

Ortho-Bionomy BodyworkTM

Ortho-BionomyTM is a complete, gentle system of bodywork, safe and extremely effective. Ortho-Bionomy works to ease and dissolve constrictions in all systems of the body....

Peacefulness In A Bowl Of Tea

Sandra Kimball discovers that after drinking tea, there is nowhere to go but home. Acting naturally, gracefully and spontaneously in whatever task one performs is at the core of training in traditional Japanese...

Relating As A Window To The Soul

Our relating stories are perhaps the richest arena there is for teaching us about life and ourselves. Whatever unresolved issues we have lurking in our emotional closets will come to the surface – not just with a lover, also with friends and...

Remembering To Breathe

I like to wake early, when sunlight breaks in rays among the branches of trees outside my window. While I lie listening to the birds chorusing a new day, night dreams wash over me like waves, from somewhere deep and...
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Satisfying Sex Life?

A number of studies have shown that sex is important to men and women, irrespective of age or location. Most people agree that sex is enjoyable and beneficial to their quality of...
some great juice recipes

Some Great Juice Recipes

Why apples? Apples are a great choice for any well-balanced juice. They are essential for healthy bones, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, and in aiding in weight loss. Also, they have high vitamin C levels, especially in the skin....

Swine flu, a pharmacist’s view

Swine flu, a pharmacist's view. And let me be blunt – if someone came up to me with a syringe full of swine flu vaccine, or came near my family with one – I would take the needle off them and poke them with it myself – followed by several very...

The Awakening

A time comes in your life when you finally get it - when in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks, and somewhere the voice inside your head cries out -...

The biology of enlightenment

The "near-death experience" that U.G. Krishnamurti had during a lecture in Madras in 1953 was to lead him up to the "final death" and awakening into the Natural State in 1967. It seems, the near-death experience is, almost as a rule, a necessary...

The Feminine Way

Apart from her greetings and salutations, the first sentences Sofia Diaz spoke made almost no sense. I felt uncomfortable and out of my depth. Nothing within me seemed to be receiving the message she was delivering and as I scanned my fellow...

The Five Pathways by Sogyal Rinpoche

The Five Pathways Of Mankind Which We All Take by Sogyal Rinpoche 1. I walk down the street. I see a deep hole in the footpath. I fall in. I am lost … I am hopeless. It is not my fault. It takes forever to find a way...

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you are here for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for...

The Lizard

It has been written in many esoteric readings that the journey to greater enlightenment for the human has often been accompanied by a sense of loss, a stripping of perceived reality, a very challenging journey/quest whereby the ego undergoes a...

The long emergency

The circumstances of the Long Emergency will require us to downscale and re-scale virtually everything we do and how we do it, from the kind of communities we physically inhabit to the way we grow our food to the way we work and trade the products...

The Uplift Festival, Byron Bay 12/12

The Uplift Festival actually has been really amazing. The energy generated IS valuable and IS a ripple that will roll on out. On the beach yesterday morning perhaps 500 people saw in the 'new world' too with our indigenous elders from many cultures,...

Why People Living With Diabetes Need Strength Training

Why People Living With Diabetes Need Strength Training Most people tend to ask – is it ok to train if I have diabetes? The answer is simple and always the same – yes; strength training is one of the best things you can do if you have...

Women as a battlefield

In this 2008 article written by Waleed Ali, The Burkha: Women as a battlefield, Waleed challenges a lot of assumptions than Westerners are again making in 2016 about the relative freedom of Muslim women who wear burkhinis....