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Planting Seeds with Thich Nhat Hanh

November 26, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Today we bring to you Planting Seeds featuring songs from Thich Nhat Hanh.  A beautiful collection for any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children.  It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others. You will be enchanted with Planting Seeds, Practicing Mindfulness with Children featuring Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community.... Read more

 

Transformation of a Man with Ram Dass - Preview Two

November 24, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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    Ram Dass gets to the heart of the matter in this transcribed excerpt from "Transformation of a Man" -- recorded live in 1968.  He offers different points of view on how attachment occurs -- right from the time of birth. But whatever the point of view, it still takes us away from "being here now."  This program is Part of our ongoing partnership with the Love Serve Remember... Read more

 

Pema Chodron: Smile at Fear Part One

November 22, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Today we are pleased to bring to you this excerpt from Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron.  We all have fears, but when we look closely at them, we discover that behind each fear resides a basic fear of ourselves.  Take the journey with Pema Chodron and discover what is inside of your fear.I think it’s really wonderful that so many of us are going to spend this time... Read more

 

Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

November 20, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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As we approach the holiday season, we want to help ease your mind a bit and help you learn to free yourself of unhealthy habits when it comes to eating.  This Shambhala title explores the option of mindfulness to free ourselves from unhealthy eating habits.  Jan Chozen Bays, MD explains it all to us in this excerpt from Mindful Eating.Our struggles with food cause tremendous emotional distress, including guilt, shame... Read more

 

Transformation of a Man with Ram Dass - Preview One

November 18, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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  In this fascinating and delightful transcribed exerpt from "Transformation of a Man", Ram Dass -- author of the seminal work Be Here Now --  describes some of his experiences as he travels around and explores India in the early 1960s, giving us true insight into the life and times of a spiritual seeker. Part of our ongoing partnership with The Love Serve Remember Foundation.   His big feet were... Read more

 

The Heart of Understanding with Thich Nhat Hanh

November 16, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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In "The Heart of Understanding", world-renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh takes listeners throug the Prajñāpāramitā -- or Heart -- Sutra.  The following transcribed excerpt from this program shows how readily accessible these teachings are when presented by Thich Nhat Hanh. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to ask you to participate in this meditation. Here is a piece of paper. Usually we don’t pay very much attention to... Read more

 

Real Life Spirituality with Mark Matousek

November 14, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Today we have an excerpt from Real Life Spirituality with Mark Matousek.  He will focus on what it means to be a practicing spiritual person in the world, how we bring sacred values into our daily lives and how it challenges us. I came up against this challenge first when I came back from India, after having spent time over there in ashrams and monasteries and my head was, you... Read more

 

The Spiritual Challenge of Our Time with David Steindl-Rast

November 12, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you another new release from Brother David Steindl-Rast.  In The Spiritual Challenge of Our Time, we explore characterize our time and being spiritual.   "So since we are speaking about the spiritual challenge of our time, we have to ask ourselves at least these three questions. What is our time? What characterizes our time? What characterizes the spiritual challenge of our time or what characterizes a... Read more

 

Easing Into Sleep with Dr. Emmett Miller

November 10, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Today we have relaxation and stress reduction title to share with you from Dr. Emmett Miller, Easing into Sleep.  Dr. Miller -- a physician, health educator, author -- is a pioneer in a field that is now on the cutting edge of modern medicine. For over 30 years, Dr. Miller's commitment has been to bring to us a deeper understanding of how the mind and body can work in harmony... Read more

 

Letting Everything Become Your Teacher with Jon Kabat-Zinn

November 08, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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A meditation practice can be difficult, especially when first starting out. In today's lesson from Jon Kabat-Zinn's Letting Everything Become Your Teacher, the importance of maintaining a positive and hopeful attitude is stressed, otherwise we will too easily give up. Lesson 12: Mind-Set If you come to the meditation practice thinking to yourself, “This won’t work but I’ll do it anyway,” the chances are it will not be very helpful.The... Read more

 

Self Reinvention with Mark Matousek

November 06, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Today we are pleased to bring to you an excerpt from "Self Reinvention" with Mark Matousek.  Learn to explore yourself, your truths and your desires. Make the creative choices as you grow and acquire your personal reward.Dostoyevsky called man “the animal that can adapt to anything.” But instead of remembering this, we often make our life choices by default, taking the easy or well-traveled path, obeying the voices of practicality and... Read more

 

New Release: Christianity and Full Humanity with Brother David Steindl-Rast - Preview One

November 03, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this new release, Christianity and Full Humanity with Brother David Steindl-Rast.  Let's explore the topic of Christianity, what it means to each of us and how we can actually come full circle.  Our topic for today is Christianity and the Past to Full Humanity.  There are those among us, I’m sure, who have experienced that the Christian tradition is a past to full humanity,... Read more

 

Modern Thoughts in Buddhism with Robert Thurman

October 31, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from the Classic Course from Robert Thurman which was recorded in the mid 1980's as we neared the end of the second- Christian Millenium, many prophetic voices were being raised to speak of revelation and other apocolyptic visions. Some western mystics even mentioned the future Buddha.  So Buddha is when they incarnated in the world, according to the legend. They had come... Read more

 

The Question of Meaning with Mark Matousek

October 29, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from "The Question of Meaning" with Mark Matousek.  Where do we find the meaning of life?  The answer is different for everyone.  Mark Matousek takes us on the journey to understand how we can all discover the meaning of life within ourselves.Let's talk about the question of meaning. Why is a strong sense of meaning so crucial? What do we do when our... Read more

 

Basic Buddhism (Sangha) with Robert Thurman

October 24, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you another excerpt from Basic Buddhism with Robert Thurman.  From this five lecture title he does focus on each part of Buddhism.  Today the topic is Sangha.A Buddha has no desire to do anything in the world, in a way, no wish to do anything on his own. Of course to a Buddha, apparently, by definition the world seems a perfected place. The world seems... Read more

 

Basic Buddhism (Mahayana) with Robert Thurman

October 22, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from Basic Buddhism with Robert Thurman.  From this five lecture title he will focus on each part of Buddhism.  Today the topic is Mahayana. So the mission of the Buddha Bodhisattva who wants to be Buddha and transform the universe is not a sort of materialistic mission, because all things are empty, all things are transformable. After all, other beings have already... Read more

 

Chanting Breath by Breath with Thich Nhat Hanh

October 08, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this new release of Chanting Breath by Breath with Thich Nhat  Hanh and the Monks & Nuns of Plum Village.     In Plum Village, the practice of chanting in English is a flower, slowly blossoming. The chants and music on this CD are some of the first petals to open on this beautiful flower. Chanted by the resident community of Plum Village in 2002,... Read more

 

FREE MP3 for October: Awakening Genius with Mark Matousek

October 01, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you another title from Mark Matousek, "Awakening Genius".  Learn about the Genius that is born within all of us.  It just has to be awakened.  Find out about your connections between creativity, desire, and spirituality, and how intertwined they are as forces of productivity and self-awareness in us.By genius, why this force would need to be reawakened in us?  We’re also going to be looking... Read more

 

Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life with Alan Watts

September 29, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are extremely pleased to bring you a piece of the extraordinary collection Eastern Wisdom, Modern Life: Collected Talks 1960–1980 with Alan Watts.  From this collection which was completed in the sixties, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? He has continued through the years with his publications and we are proud to... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of September 26, 2014

September 26, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes. You can purchase The Book of Runes here.   Click play below to watch the video.       Read more

 

Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron Excerpt - Part Two

September 24, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part two of the excerpt from Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron.  To continue with this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön continues to focus on the enlightened heart and mind.  By nurturing a compassionate attitude in our hearts, we can naturally become more open and present to others and free in our lives, even amidst life’s adversities and fears. The Buddha’s don’t need our veneration. They don’t... Read more

 

Excerpt from Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron

September 22, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from Giving Our Best with Pema Chodron.  Compassion is a skill. You can learn it here and now, and the benefits are vast. In this recorded retreat, Pema Chödrön shows you how—using a text that is very close to her heart: the Buddhist classic known as The Way of the Bodhisattva. Here she focuses on its primary subject, the enlightened heart and mind... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of September 19, 2014

September 20, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video.     Enjoy the video.     Read more

 

Power of Space and Reincarnation with Alan Watts (preview 3)

September 15, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this final excerpt from "The Power of Space and Reincarnation" by Alan Watts.  Do we really understand space and how this universe exists.  Or even how it differs from the other dimension of our physical world.The funny thing about space, is that in a way it doesn’t end where a solid begins.  You can shift a solid around in space without apparently altering it in any... Read more

 

Power of Space and Reincarnation with Alan Watts (preview 2)

September 08, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this excerpt from "The Power of Space and Reincarnation" by Alan Watts.  What is space and can we measure it in the same way we measure our physical world? We are always looking for the answers, can we find them?I began by reviewing two possible concepts of the nature of space.  One that it is simply an abstraction, and projected upon the physical world in rather... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of September 5, 2014

September 05, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video.     Enjoy the video.     Read more

 

Waking from the Trance of Struggle with Mark Matousek

September 03, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from "Waking from the Trance of Struggle" with Mark Matousek.  Learn more about the struggles many people face and how we seem to let it consume us, but how we can come to understand it and succeed without it.This is a very important topic for many people who feel gripped with a sense that their life is an ongoing struggle, that their in a... Read more

 

Power of Space and Reincarnation with Alan Watts (preview 1)

September 01, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this excerpt from "The Power of Space and Reincarnation" by Alan Watts.  Space and time are always questionable. Come take a look at how life all comes together because of space and how big we really are in this otherwise overwhelming universe.It’s curious how, past the middle of the 20th century, there is very strong evidence of a revival in western philosophy of what used to... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video.     Enjoy the video.     Read more

 

What's Your Story with Mark Matousek

August 27, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from "What's Your Story" with Mark Matousek.  Whose story, exactly, are we living? Who is this character we’ve invented? Those are the questions Mark Matousek forces us to ask ourselves.What’s your story? Discover who you are and what you want through the power of personal writing.  It's about asking questions and understanding who we are and why we are what we are.  Allow yourself... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video.       Read more

 

Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business (final preview)

August 18, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you the final preview of this excerpt from the Ram Dass title "Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business".  Learn how to gain balance in your life, learn effective strategies for happiness, in order to reach your full potential, both personally and professionally.  I was with a man a few weeks ago in New York City. He was working in Coney Island with one of the rides... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 15, 2014

August 14, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.       Scroll down for more commentary from Ralph.                             u  ... Read more

 

Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business (preview 2)

August 13, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part two of this excerpt from the Ram Dass title "Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business".  Learn how to gain balance in your life, learn effective strategies for happiness, in order to reach your full potential, both personally and professionally.  Some people who have been very successful in this culture, who have won in a big way and in their early wins, were part of... Read more

 

Reality, Art and Illusion with Alan Watts

August 13, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to present this excerpt from "Reality, Art and Illusion by Alan Watts.  Come as he takes a look at how we, as people, view human beings and view the universe. There was an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York some years ago, called ‘The New Image of Man’, and these things didn’t look like human beings at all. Some of them did, but, but that’s... Read more

 

Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business with Ram Dass

August 11, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from the Ram Dass title "Beyond Success: Finding Balance in Business".  Internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher Ram Dass reflects on the basic questions of how to do business in a conscious, more mindful and balanced way. He explores the idea that commercial and conventional success can be self-limiting. Where did you learn who you think you are? You learned it from your parents, you... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 8, 2014

August 08, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video.   Read more

 

Five Keys to Mastery with George Leonard

August 07, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you this inspirational program inspired by George Leonard's Five Keys To Success.  You can enjoy featured interviews with Carlos Santana, BB King and other highly talented and successful people from all walks of life. The program culminates with an insightful interview with George Leonard himself. The program includes a digital booklet outlining the 5 Keys.A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step;... Read more

 

Reflections on Suffering with Ram Dass

August 05, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Suffering -- the nature of it, how to be with it (ours or someone eles's), what attention we give it in our lives -- can be a major dilemma for most of us.  We often don't know how to be with it, whether to embrace it or shun it, give it space or re-direct it.  In this brief yet profound excerpt from "Reflections on Suffering", a talk given by Ram... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of August 1, 2014

August 01, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.                 Wholeness: Receiving this Rune marks a time for regeneration right down to the cellular level. You may... Read more

 

Start Where You Are - Pema Chodron

July 30, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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Once again we are pleased to offer a transcribed excerpt from a Pema Chodron audio title.  This is a chapter titled "No Escape, No Problem" from the terrific recording of Start Where You Are.   We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves – the heavy-duty feeling that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of July 25, 2014

July 26, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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  Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes. Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy   Enjoy the video. Consult the E-Book of Runes for an in depth description.  Read more

 

Marianne Williamson on iTunes from BetterListen!

July 22, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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Click here to find all of Marianne Williamson's lectures and workshops on iTunes. Brought to you by BetterListen!Note: there are a couple of steps to get to the Marianne Williamson Lecture and Workshop section on iTunes:When you click on the iTunes button above, it takes you to a Marianne WIlliamson preview web page on the internet. On the preview web page you then have to click on the blue button... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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  Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes. Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy    Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.  Scroll down for a written interpretation of this weeks Rune of The Week.      Here  is today: This applies to so many of us at this time: To remove our attachment to what is past; to be... Read more

 

Rune Reading for the week of July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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    Here is this weeks' rune reading with Ralph Blum bestselling author of The Book of Runes.   Click play below to watch the video. Enjoy         Enjoy the video. Scroll down for a written interpretation of the Rune from Ralph.  Scroll down for a written interpretaion of this weeks Rune of The Week.              Possessions: A Rune of fulfillment and... Read more

 

Excerpt from Alan Watts: Four Ways to the Center (preview four)

July 09, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part four of the excerpt from "Four Ways to the Center" with Alan Watts.  There are many attitudes that run through all religions.  Explore the practices and feelings that are a part of the mind.Now remember that I pointed out that the situation of feeling yourself to be an ego is a kind of game. It is a pattern of life, a style of... Read more

 

Four Ways to the Center with Alan Watts (preview three)

July 07, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are pleased to bring you part three of the Alan Watts title - Four Ways to the Center.Now let me repeat that the premise of this whole discussion, the first premise, is that existence is a game in the, in all senses of that word, the best senses and the worst senses, that it’s a pattern of dancing, the principle of which is “now you see it, now you... Read more

 

Excerpt from Perfect Just as you Are with Pema Chodron

July 02, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are delighted to bring to you an excerpt from Pema Chodron's teachings.  This comes from her recording "Perfect Just as You Are".   So often the question is asked: why are they called limitless? Have you asked that question? Because these four remarkable qualities are, generally speaking, traditionally called the four limitless qualities or the four limitless ones or the four boundless qualities. But boundless or limitless, it’s because... Read more

 

Excerpt from Alan Watts: Four Ways to the Center (preview 2)

June 25, 2014 | Posted by: Michelle Wesley
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We are happy to present part two in the Four Ways to the Center from Alan Watts.  Now I have been discussing four fundamental attitudes that are found in the various religions of the world was the human predicament, and as you see still on the blackboard, they are given to be four Rs, instead of the three Rs, repentance, opposite rebellion, and resignation, opposite reincarnation, the latter word being... Read more

 

This week's Rune Reading - week of July 4, 2014

June 16, 2014 | Posted by: Steve Stein
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Have a question or dilemna on your mind check out this weeks video rune reading with The Rune Master Ralph Blum. Ralph is the author of The Book of Runes (more than 2 Million in print)   For a list of all the Runes, a list of where to purchase the E-book of Runes and to do your own Rune Reading at any time visit http://www.bookofrunes.com     Read more