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This is both a scholarly work and full of practical preventive and supportive advice for anyone concerned about cancer. The insights on nutritional support he shares are eye-opening, and very relevant to all of us exposed to a multitude of external stressors.It is unfortunate that this book reads like an extended scientific paper, because you need to be motivated to plow through it. If you or a family member have or had cancer, however, this book has important information that you can use to protect yourself from succumbing to cancer, and to protect your healthy cells from damage from chemo and radiation therapy and metastases.
Of interest to us all is that the antioxidant vitamins – A, Beta Carotene, C, E, Selenium, Zinc and Co-Q10 – also help protect us from radiation damage caused by x-rays, mammograms, CT Scans, cell phones, frequent flying and nuclear fall-out.
Dr. Kedar Prasad is the former director of the Center for Vitamins and Cancer Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and served as a President of the International Society of Nutrition and Cancer. He has been researching cancer and nutrition His passionate recommendations to supplement with a mix of antioxidants and vitamins is based on over 20 years of intensive and highly regarded research.
In a nutshell, the medical establishment, including the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society, has told cancer patients to avoid antioxidants in the belief that they will protect the cancer cells from radiation or chemotherapy. These conclusions were based on limited studies with single vitamins like A and E and usually at preventive, but not therapeutic doses. In his work, Dr. Prasad has shown that a single vitamin will be overwhelmed by the free radicals in the diseased state, and has demonstrated that a combination of antioxidants will be effective in both helping the therapies kill cancer cells, and protecting the healthy cells from being affected too.
There are different protocols and combinations of antioxidants, depending on one’s situation, so his book is a valuable guide to understanding which ones to take, under what circumstances and when (twice a day probably for life.) It is interesting that Dr. Prasad left academia (I imagine in frustration) and set up a company to continue his research and market these micronutrient combinations. His website is: mypmcinside.com
Although he mentions the importance of a good diet and stress reduction, he does so almost in passing and he does not go into details. For our pill-addicted culture it makes sense to recommend supplements, but I would strongly suggest combining them with a highly nutritious diet. Some good books on the subject are Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora Gedgaudas, Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet and Super Immunity by Joel Fuhrman.
This is a well-intentioned documentary that provides some very important perspectives on the terrible pain and inhumanity imposed on animals in the service of efficiency and profits in modern agribusiness. The device of following three happy carnivores through a 6-week experiment in vegan living was amusing, and shows how hard it can be to swim against the flow of convention.
Ultimately, however, I think the film does us a disservice. First, the suggestion to use processed soy-based meat, fat and dairy as substitutes for real meat and dairy products is very problematic indeed from a nutritional standpoint. There is a mounting body of evidence that these product are toxic and impair our hormone balance. I realize that the time span of the film was relatively short, and these products were supposed to be a crutch so that the participants didn't feel deprived and would stick with the program. A more intensive effort towards education in nutrition and cooking from scratch with fresh, local produce might have been more beneficial.
The other issue I take exception to is the implication that becoming vegan is the solution to the bad practices in the meat and dairy industries. Stopping these practices is the solution. Pressing for good animal husbandry and honestly humane egg, dairy and meat harvesting practices have a much better chance of improving the lot of God's creatures than expecting a mass conversion to veganism. This film does raise important issues, but veganism may clear one person's conscience, but does little to alleviate the very real suffering of the animals involved in factory farming. An all or nothing approach also makes it too easy to turn one's back and give up on demanding change.
Oh my, these recipes are pure deliciousness. They are all vegetarian, but the majority of the recipes call for cheese or eggs. The flavor combinations are fresh, healthy and inventive, and appeal to both eye and palate. The book is beautifully illustrated too, so you don't need to guess what it should look like.
There is a strong Mediterranean/Mid-Eastern influence, seen in the exuberant use of fresh herbs, garlic and olive oil, alongside an urbane sophistication seen in recipes like Potato Tarte Tatin or Mushroom Ragout with poached duck egg.
The ingredients list tends to be longer than you might be used to, but since these dishes would probably be the main course, you don't mind investing the extra effort - especially since the result will be gourmet quality. It's no wonder Ottolenghi's London restaurant has been such a success.
Another nice aspect is that Ottolenghi gives you his recipe, but then suggests ways you can change and personalize it to your own taste. This is a great addition to any cookbook library, and makes for inspirational bedtime reading for any foodie.
You watch with movie with many conflicting emotions: fury that a cure for many cancers with no side effects has been withheld from the public; anger that the system meant to protect the public health is used to protect Big Pharma's profits and persecute anyone who has a cure but doesn't play ball with them; pride that there are so many passionate and bright people putting their lives on the line in the service of humanity; and finally hope that enough people will understand who has a vested interest in keeping the population sick and dependent on drugs, and take their health into their own hands. This film is a powerful wake-up call.
Something is afoot, because books describing miraculous healing and other phenomena like those reported in Manifesting Michelangelo have been appearing with greater and greater frequency. Apart from being beautifully written and engrossing, this book stands out because it straddles the divide between far out and mainstream. Its genius is that it contains the beginnings of objective proof of the interdependency of body, mind and spirit in the context of healing. I predict that it will lead to a paradigm shift in healthcare of seismic proportions.
In the first part of the book, Joseph Pierce Farrell describes his life and his deep desire to be a healer. He goes on to relate how this powerful wish came true and manifested in the ability to manipulate human tissue through consciousness and intent. Where the story moves up to another plane lies in what Farrell did after he discovered this gift. Instead of setting himself up as a great healer or guru, he sought to understand what had happened, and to document every experience with photographs, x-rays, MRIs and doctors’ reports, before and after his interventions. The stories are breathtaking, from shrinking tumors to mending shattered bones to restoring the faces of children with birth defects.
Farrell describes his healing work as merging his consciousness with the universal source field and seeing the patient in his or her perfection. He has taken neither money nor credit for this healing work, and is convinced that others can be taught to do the same. The implications have excited enough backers that he has been able to set up a research foundation in New York called the Global Health Institute to document and expand this work.
Having experienced first hand what can be done through consciousness and intent, Farrell’s excitement to share this knowledge shines from the pages like a beacon. At the end of the book he expands upon the principles of manifesting change that he has discovered for himself, and breaks down the process into five steps that anyone can follow. If you want to find your true calling and be the change you want to see in the world, this book may be just the inspiration you need!
Habibi is impressive to hold. It looks like a lost tome, recovered from a different time and place--a fitting package for a comic book that feels like an exotic, bizarre fairy tale. Craig Thompson's inkwork is bold yet intricate. Each page reveals a meticulous symmetry, both in art and narrative, that unravels a sweeping tale that takes readers from the dessert to an industrial wasteland to the inner walls of a harem. Thematically, there's no shortage of ambition here, as Thompson tackles familial and romantic love, one's relationship to their environment, the shared roots of Christianity and Islam, and the effects of industrial modernization. Not all of these conflicts are resolved--in fact, there's more ambiguity than there is clarity--but it's Dodola and Zam, the book's two orphaned lovers, that imbue Habibi with empathy and humanity. Thompson, who is best known for Blankets, one of the most critically lauded comics of the past decade, has crafted another affecting story of passion, humor, and imagination. --Kevin Nguyen
We are vibrational beings and we are happiest and healthiest when we are in harmony with the world and with ourselves. The sound of the human voice is one of the most powerful ways to pull us back into that state. The words and music on the CD Awaken guide you gently into an altered state where all things seem possible. The haunting voice and vocalizations of Aleya Dao seem to come from another plane of existence, drawing you up and out of yourself to play in the ethers. Like an angelic siren she calls you to remember where you came from and “journey home, my love, and come back to your soul.”
This CD was created in collaboration with Grammy award winning composer and producer Barry Goldstein, who is also a healer. The combination has created a powerful experience focused on awakening the listener to the essence of their oneness and helping them move into the bliss of that knowing.
Whether you’re a would-be entrepreneur looking for a great idea or just love puzzles and how the mind works, if you want to get the creative juices flowing, this book is for you. It is all about breaking the “logical” patterns of thought we were taught in school that stifled the free imagination of our childhood. Using thought exercises and real life examples, Michalko guides us back to the territory of unfettered “thinkering” where we give our imagination free rein. He shows us how to combine dissimilar or even contradictory subjects and ideas, no matter how far out, in a process he calls “conceptual blending,” which he liberally illustrates with examples of how others have done it and guides us how to do it ourselves. This is the most important factor in creative thinking, according to Michalko, one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers "Thinkertoys" and "Cracking Creativity."
Another useful approach is incubation – just letting the idea percolate for a while, especially overnight. This is what he calls, “letting God” put the pieces together. Michalko recommends that we make a practice of keeping notes about our ideas, observations, and creative attempts, and that we collect information about all the ideas, concepts and problems we are working on. You never know what will spark the creative connection and that “aha moment.”
One of the things I particularly enjoyed in the book was the abundance of riddles and optical illusions. (He always gives the answers at the end of each chapter.) Aside from being fun, they also illustrate the importance of being willing to change your perspective and look as something in a whole new way. At a time when the façades of so many political, financial and social institutions are crumbling, never has “creative thinkering” been more urgently needed.
This book is a combination of parable, memoir, insider's view of the transformational movement, and a rallying cry to take our places as world citizens and birth a new future for our planet. You can't pigeonhole it, so just enjoy it. It's a fast and compelling read and it offers a pretty intimate spiritual portrait of Jack Canfield. Although the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books have made him a household name, not to mention a considerable fortune, one didn't get a sense of the person behind them. That's why I was so pleased, in the "Golden Motorcycle Gang," to learn something about his background and to discover that he's a really nice guy who earned his chops teaching school in the inner cities. He seems to genuinely come from the heart, and has walked his talk with consistency and integrity throughout his life. He was the founder of the Transformational Leadership Council, and today he is one of the leading figures in the transformational movement.
"The Golden Motorcycle Gang" in the title, is a charming device that refers to the spiritual standard bearers of enlightened thinking springing up everywhere and coming together with a sense of recognition and a twinkle in the eye. Visionaries like Canfield and Barbara Marx Hubbard embody a common intent to energize our evolution as a society. They invite us all to rally around and join what is arguably one of the most important movements in our history - the struggle for a positive future for us all. If you're reading this, you may already be a member of the gang... vroom, vroom.
If you have any interest in health and healing, you need to read this book. Like the snakes on Caduceus, Dr. Meg intertwines ancient wisdom with leading edge science to give us a vivid multidimensional picture of what the body’s energy field looks like, how it works, what it does, and what can make it go wrong. As the pieces fall in place, the picture that emerges makes breathtaking sense, and helps explain many phenomena in the realms of health and metaphysics.
A powerful intuitive, channel and healer, Dr. Meg has an impressive ability to explain difficult concepts in simple terms that anyone can understand. In Touching The Light, she describes how she developed her abilities, giving case studies from her practice, clearly illustrated explanations of what to look for, and exercises to guide the reader in his or her own development.
You get the sense that she is not holding anything back, but wants to get this information out as clearly and widely as possible. For example, she talked about the possible connection between mercury in fillings and dementia and fibromyalgia; also between its use as a preservative in vaccines and the explosion in the incidence of autism. Mercury, it turns out, is such a conductor of energy it was being considered as a fuel for space travel. In the body, it has incredible potential for disrupting the delicate energy potentials of the nerve cells. The implications of this conceptual shift are enormous and could be a vast contribution to changing the face of medicine.
In my view this is an essential handbook for healers in all aspects of body-mind-spirit medicine.
This empowering book should be required reading in all medical schools and for anyone who has a chronic illness! This is the story a medical doctor who refused to submit to the prognosis she received for her MS. She found herself deteriorating to the point that she was confined to a recumbent wheelchair, and the accepted wisdom was that her progressive disability could only be slowed down but not reversed.
Always an active person, Dr. Wahls scoured the medical, scientific, and alternative literature for anything that could help. She began piecing together a protocol based on nutrition and exercise, and achieved remarkable results. She went from wheelchair to mountain bike, and is now conducting clinical trials at her teaching hospital.
Although she shares her protocol, the recipes and science behind it all, the real message of the book is that we do not have to be victims of any disease. We have the means to live a healthy life, but we have to be aware of what elements in our environment, lifestyles and diets are dragging us downhill and making us susceptible to a Pandora's Box of illness and disability. The subtext is that we can't rely on either the national or medical establishments to protect us, so we had better educate ourselves and clean up our own acts if we want to avoid the modern plagues of autoimmune diseases, diabetes, dementia and more.
Bravo to Dr. Wahls for her guts, brains and persistence in the face of overwhelming odds and pressure from her peers. Bronx Cheer to food and drug manufacturers who put profits before the welfare of consumers.
I don't know what it is about 3am, but I regularly find myself wide awake then and I know I have a lot of company. When I first tried listening to this CD it was a last resort after a warm drink, snacking and reading had failed. I am pleased to report that this CD has sent me to dreamland on many occasions. You can start with the guided meditation to relax every part of you. If you're a tough nut and still awake, the second track will definitely send you drifting off. Apparently it includes subliminals among the music and nature sounds to wrap you in a cocoon of irresistible relaxation.
Dianne Collins has an amazing ability to take a wide range of philosophies about how the world works – from ancient to ultramodern – and weave them together into a coherent body of integrated wisdom that makes sense. It not only makes sense, but with experiential homework that she calls “recreations”, she shows you how to incorporate them into your daily life and shift your world view away from limitation and victimhood to unlimited possibility. This is not a work of rehashed platitudes about the law of attraction. This is an engaging guidebook that will hand-hold you along your spiral climb towards conscious evolution.
"What is it about money that makes it the enemy of a more beautiful world, not to mention our own most noble, generous impulses?" Why indeed. In his comprehensive book, Charles Eisenstein sets out to answer that question and suggest alternatives that have been proven at the local level in communities ancient and modern, urban and indigenous.
The book meticulously explains why our current system will inevitably give rise to cyclical and worsening economic crises. He exposes the myths and lies that sustain power structure, the social and spiritual devastation in which we are all complicit, and lays the foundation for a way of thinking that can restore hope and help us emerge to a positive future.
Sacred Economics is based on the notion of offering one’s gifts of time, energy and talent to the collective, and receiving in return what we need to sustain us physically, emotionally and spiritually. It is certainly idealistic, possibly naïve, but it makes a heck of a lot of sense. Doing more of what doesn’t work, which has gotten us to this pass, doesn’t make a lot of sense. It is definitely time for some creative thinking, and Eisenstein’s book provides some of the most creative and hopeful ideas out there.
Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. In Deep Truth, Gregg focuses around the crisis points threatening our future on this planet, and how our responses to these crises are so heavily colored by misunderstandings of accepted truths. The “Deep Truth” in the title refers to a comment made by Niels Bohr to Albert Einstein in which he said that “the so-called deep truths are statements in which the opposite also contains deep truth.”
Gregg describes the scientific evidence that shows another side of some of the passionately held truths that divide us. For example, he describes archaeological records of advanced civilizations 10,000 years old that showed no evidence of war. These peaceful societies showed that survival of the fittest is not a “law” of nature, and separation and domination are not necessarily our genetic inheritance.
Another matter of emotional contention is the issue of global warming. Both sides of the argument are both right and wrong. Yes, global warming is a fact, but glacial core samples covering hundreds of thousands of years show that is also a cyclical event that happens in relation to the earth’s trajectory around the sun. Are man-made greenhouse gases accelerating it? Probably, but that is relatively irrelevant. The point is that it is happening and we need to be making contingency plans for dealing with the impending consequences, rather than pointing fingers, walking out of international conferences and trying to extract the last buck from our crumbling environment.
“We can’t go back to the familiar world of our past…we’re on a one-way trip. We can’t go back to the world of the past because it no longer exists,” says Gregg.
All we can do on an individual level is to make the kind of personal choices that will become our collective answer to the crises of our time. As nations we have to get real and find the common ground that will let us move forward together. This book is a beacon, lighting the way.
What an absorbing memoir of an extraordinary life! Laszlo writes with such grace and imagery that we are pulled into the narrative of his journey. An innocence and intense curiosity about life seem to have characterized his approach to the world around him. Surviving the occupation of Hungary in hiding from the Nazis, he went onto the premier concert stages of the world and then on to make his mark in the worlds of science and philosophy.
It is fascinating to listen to the stories of such an original and richly complex mind, and breathtaking to appreciate the scope of his vision. This is a book to be savored and from which to draw inspiration.
A Potentially Life-changing Film
Stress, exhaustion, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness - these are the main sources of the ills that man is heir to. Starting in earliest childhood, their foundation is laid as, thought by thought and emotion by emotion, the layers are added to create the habits of perception that imprison us today. In this brilliant docu-drama, attorney Austin Vickers puts our whole system of self-inflicted pain on trial. The film moves between the story of Aaron Roberts, a single father jailed for manslaughter after a traffic accident, and explanations of how our thoughts and emotions create our experience of reality laid out by some of today’s leading scientists and teachers.
Vickers is a world-class corporate lawyer who wrote this film to share the fruits of decades in the field of leadership training. It is based on incidents he experienced working for and on behalf of women, children and the homeless - often pro bono. He brought together leading lights in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, quantum physics, sociology, and consciousness theory like Dr. Thomas Moore, Dr. Candace Pert, Debbie Ford, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Robert Jahn, Dr. Peter Senge, Brenda Dunne, and Dr. Michael Vandermark.
At a time when more people die of suicide each year than from all the armed conflicts in the world combined, and when 50% of marriages end in divorce, we cannot ignore the magnitude of the psycho-spiritual dysfunction rampant in our world. The core message delivered by the film is that our inner world of thought, feeling and emotion - what I think of as our spirit - is under constant attack from the stressors of today’s society. Our response is to distract ourselves from our pain with things like alcohol, drugs, sex and shopping. And like any addictive substance, we find we need more and more to get the high.
This doesn’t have to be our story... The film shows us how to change it through what we choose to focus on. The combination of drama and science works particularly well here, because you get the visceral impact of the story, which is then reinforced at the intellectual level through the science of how changes in body chemistry and neurophysiology affect emotion, perception and behavior. The science is vitally important here, because our left-brained society is quick to pooh-pooh anything that smacks of New Age, and the messages in this film are so important and empowering that they need to go mainstream.
There is so much in the film to take in that you will want to see it multiple times, so I hope it comes out soon as a DVD - ideally with a workbook to go along with it. My husband is a hypnotherapist and runs a school of hypnosis. He will make it part of his curriculum. I would like to make it required viewing for every student of psychology and all the therapeutic professions, including doctors and nurses - it’s that important.
A Modern Canterbury Tales
Crossing the Pyrenees and Basque country, then winding their way across northern Spain to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela, pilgrims have walked the 800 km Camino de Santiago for over a thousand years. The reasons for undertaking such a journey are as varied as the pilgrims themselves. Most of them are seeking something that has little or nothing to do with religion, yet taps into a deep, nameless yearning for connection to the mystery.
In “The Way,” four of these pilgrims find themselves thrown together by chance. As their stories unfold we meet Tom, played by Martin Sheen, completing the journey begun by his estranged son who died in a sudden mountain storm shortly after setting off. He is joined by: a jovial bear of a Dutchman, hoping to regain his wife’s affection; an acerbic Canadian woman, trying to exorcise the anger built up in an abusive marriage; and an Irish author who masks his writer’s block by talking nonstop.
The acting is superb, though some of the characters may have been a bit overdrawn at the beginning. Writer-Director Emilio Estevez, who is Martin Sheen’s son and plays his son in the movie, deftly interweaves the development of the personal stories of the four main characters with the hardships and camaraderie of the Pilgrim’s Way. He takes us through lush countryside and rocky hills, stopping in local inns, gathering with other pilgrims in the evening around meals, and then retiring to Spartan dormitories to start off again in the morning.
Gradually the experience of the Camino works its way into the spirits of the pilgrims. They become mirrors for each other, helping to strip away the protective layers that have preserved their pain and isolation, and with their new vulnerability freeing them to feel and connect once more. In the end, the message of this poignant film is that opening our hearts to others is the real miracle. Connecting with them through kindness and laughter and joy is the magic that invites the presence of God.
A lovely, moving film.
Find a screening near you at: theway-themovie.com
However you read this book, it is a powerful experience. At the most basic, mundane level, it is an incredible story of the triumph of the human spirit over the most devastating challenges life can throw at us. Abandonment, abuse, drowning and physical death, cancer and the overwhelming pain of a collapsed spine - David Bennett overcame them all. The story, however, is in what they taught him and what he, as a result, was able to learn about the real essence of spirit – his own and the greater whole of which we are all a part - and how we are never alone. Through his near death experience and the sensitivity that brought on, David became a spiritual teacher of the highest calling, and this book is a gift to all who read it.
There's something very appealing about this book. David Gikandi combines a variety of source material from science and the self-help and law of attraction literature with his own deep life wisdom and common sense to create a well-organized guidebook for turning around your life. He methodically sweeps away every objection your subconscious may have to abundance, and his mantra seeps into your being page by page - "I am wealth, I am abundance, I am joy." I'm not sure that there is much new in the book, but it is so well-crafted that the structure and repetition work and take his book to a higher level within the self-help genre.
This is a beautiful translation of the Gita - fluid and insightful, conveying what instinctively feels like the essence of this sacred text. Schweig enhances the verses with useful footnotes and his concluding essay is very helpful in illuminating the context of the of the messages and the background of the characters. He includes the entire Sanskrit text and pronunciation guide at the back, as well as an index to verses and text. All in all, a rendering that is both scholarly and poetic.
I must admit that I was a bit skeptical at first about using a fantasy novel to convey Toltec teachings, but boy was I wrong. A dreamscape is the perfect vehicle for getting you out of your head and into the real spirit of the teachings, and Gini Gentry does it with such gusto that you are swept along into the dream along with all your own stuff, that keeps popping up as you read along.
The story is about Gigi, a gal who has hit the bottom of her emotional and financial reserves after a painful divorce from a rock star. She answers an ad for a manager of a small rural theater, and when she arrives she finds herself in the company of a whole class of “angels in training” who are put through a spiritual boot camp by the formidable Maya, mistress of illusion, ably assisted by God(frey).
As you romp through the human drama to acquire the twelve keystones of life wisdom, it is impossible not to reflect on them in the context of your own history and habits of thought. By embedding them in story, their meaning is brought home to you with more personal impact than just reading them in a spiritual text. The truth of ideas like, “you are the playwright of your own life,” or “your perceptions create your reality” seeps into your subconscious without effort. I believe this book can be a delightfully transformative experience for its readers. Warmly recommended.
This is a searingly candid story of an abused child left to grow up on her own, whose will for life and wholeness refuses to be extinguished. Ana Forrest walks us, dry-eyed, through sexual and psychological abuse and pain of a physical disability that turned her to escape into alcohol from age 6. She became a tough stable brat, mucking out stables in exchange for the companionship of horses and other young misfits.
Miraculously surviving a determined suicide attempt, she discovered the practice of yoga, which helped her discover an inner balance that she had never had. Ana shares the poses best suited for releasing the pain of many of life's challenges. This is an extraordinary read about the triumph of the human spirit.
You just have to love any diet book that starts with a dedication to Gramma that says,"You were right, butter is better." Margaret Floyd goes on to provide an amazingly lucid and down-to-earth guide for how to get the most nutritional and economic bang for your buck. She clears up a lot of confusion around issues surrounding eggs, meat, dairy, fats, grains, sweetners, food storage,food preparation and a lot more. I think her advice is informed, balanced and easy to follow. She shows you how easy it can be to strip away the foods that are causing the most sensitivities, obesity and ill health, and explains why at every step.
The recipes she includes at the end of the book demonstrate how easy it can be to prepare delicious and nutritious food from scratch. The book is full of great tips on every aspect of making the transition to a healthier "naked" diet, and as she says in her tag line, "a healthier, sexier you."
Guided meditations are an immensely useful way to get out of your head and into your subconscious mind to deal with various issues at a deep level. Rob Brookler's Meditations2Go is a particularly well-done series. His voice and the background music are soothing and hypnotic, and he succeeds in guiding you to a very deep level of relaxation. The selection of topics in the series addresses some really useful issues, like recovering from loss and finding that deep core of inner strength that comes from balancing one's energy and regaining your perspective on what's important.
Check out Rob's other titles in the series. You're sure to find one that resonates and that could be the key to unlocking the energetic flow for you.
This is really a fine introduction to NLP for anyone curious about the subject, and it is a great crib sheet or refresher if it has been a while since you studied the subject. My husband, a very experienced hypnotherapist, thought this book was really excellent and the authors are "the best in the business." He plans on recommending it to his students.
Even from my layman's perspective, I found it full of useful and quite intriguing perspectives on how we process information. According to Grinder, "The 'New Code' of NLP, focuses on achieving a wise balance between conscious and unconscious processes." This is why NLP is so much in vogue with anyone in sales, PR and the therapeutic professions, and makes it fun to watch the politicians and other newsmakers squirming and realize that they are fabricating their answers as they go.
In my opinion this book should be read by every adult on the planet. Paul Hellyer is one of the most astute and knowledgeable writers I have ever read, and "Light At the End of the Tunnel" is the synthesis of his wisdom, experience and observations about domestic and international politics, economics, social justice, UFOs, Alien contact and technology, and the conflict in the Middle East. Hellyer cannot be dismissed as some conspiracy theorist. He is a serious global statesman with deeply Christian and conservative values, and his words resonate with truth and integrity.
After graduating as an aeronautical engineer and serving in the war, Paul Hellyer embarked on a lifetime of public service, reaching the highest levels of the Canadian Parliament. Born in 1923, he was the Minister of National Defense under Lester Pearson and Minister of Transport under Trudeau. He was the kind of conservative with social values so missing on today's political scene. He was often outspoken, and at the age of 88, he continues to speak out fearlessly about the issues of the day like the outrageous heist of the economies of the world by private organizations like the Federal Reserve and the big banks, abetted by the military-industrial complex that Pres. Eisenhower warned about.
Hellyer talks candidly about UFOs and alien technologies based on information he received first hand from top-level people around the world. Hellyer cites chapter and verse, giving names, dates, actions taken, and backs them up with extensive references in the back of the book. He shows how we are so close to the tipping point for the planet that without massive systemic change and deployment of zero point energy sources, chaos and catastrophe are inevitable.
The “Light at the End of the Tunnel” is that we have the power to mitigate and even reverse the slide within ten years, if we adopt a range of actions that he lays out. Some steps are urgent and essential, mostly on the economic and geopolitical front. Some are highly desirable, like reorganizing the UN and NATO; and some, like universal health insurance, will go a long way towards assuring domestic. tranquility. Interestingly, one of his recommendations is a total amnesty for those involved in what most of us would consider criminal exploitation and pollution, so that we could move forward with the unity and speed necessary to save our planet.
You owe it to yourself and your children to read this book.
Check out Barton Seaver's terrific cookbook, "For Cod and Country," which we have also reviewed on NCR. Barton will soon be a guest on NCR Radio, so look for our interview with him.
In this engaging memoir cum travelogue, Madeline describes her own journey of healing and discovery as she shares her encounters with some of the most amazing creatures on earth. By extending her love and respect to all animals, from flies and cockroaches to the great whale shark, she opens to a level of communication that she says we are all capable of experiencing.
Connecting with the whales is especially overwhelming in the love that they exude. The Humpbacks and all the whales, have taken it on themselves to imbue every water molecule in the ocean with their love, in an effort to extend this wave of love onto the land. It seems that the animals are tapped into us and are aware of the bigger picture of what is going in the world. Dolphins are connecting with us in a very deeply healing way, despite the cruelty of our treatment of them, and they and the other animals are trying to connect with us on a soul level and raise our awareness of what we are doing to the planet in order to influence us to change our ways.
Terrestrial animals, great and small, wild and domestic, are also very spiritual and connected with us and the planet. Madeleine has a special link with the white lions who are saying that we all really need to be “lion-hearted” to face the challenges of rescuing our planet and raise the awareness of humanity to save us from our own thoughtlessness.
An especially well-compiled collection of interviews that recount out-of-body and afterlife experiences, visitations and communications that leave the viewer in wonder. They are recounted by some of the most respected and articulate writers and thinkers of today. The words of these messengers are intelligently woven together to give an amazing picture of what we are here for and how we evolve through the choices we make and consequences we experience. The narrative is complemented with luscious and even spectacular visual effects that help the viewer resonate with the feelings behind the words.
The messages conveyed are the real stars of this film. The good news is that we do not end, even when our bodies wear out. We are never alone, but have many helpers supporting our education and welfare. We are here to choose, learn, and evolve. We have all heard these messages in many forms, but here is a coherent and compelling presentation of them that will resonate at your very core.
In the end, it is all about removing fear, remembering our spiritual essence, living life to the fullest and creating your own destiny. As Dannion Brinkley says in the film, "If you're not afraid, then you can't be controlled," and you can be a source of strength for others. And Neale Donald Walsch points out, "When you're no longer afraid of dying, you're no longer afraid of living."
Bravo, Jay Weidner and teachers. Well done!
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