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The Great Anesthetic of Modern Day Life

Cassidy Hall | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Cassidy Hall

"The world is like an anesthetic... people are not going beyond the superficial to the meaning of life -- they don't even ask that question because th...

New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 'When Doves Sing Not Cry'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.

Some Thoughts on the Passing of a Prince

Matthew Fox | Posted 04.23.2016 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Thank you, Prince, for putting your royal personhood, your many gifts, on display so that all who chose to could be graced by them. Your work, your shamanhood and your priesthood, will continue long, long after your death. Beauty does not die nor should it.

Science and Meditation: Integrating a First-Person Experience into the Scientific Process

Marjorie Woollacott | Posted 12.30.2015 | Science
Marjorie Woollacott

Scientific research on meditation may be able identify which neurons are activated in meditative states, but this is insufficient. Within our studies, we need to include the first-person perspective and to examine heightened awareness during meditation.

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.14.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

Golfing, Mystical and My Life Lesson

Sister Jenna | Posted 07.16.2016 | Sports
Sister Jenna

I have recently been enamored with the art of golfing. It all grew out of a friendship, the kind of connection that opens up something new in us.

Ambergris: Dragon Spittle Fragrance

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Weird News
Dora Levy Mossanen

During the early stages of research for my forthcoming novel, The Last Romanov, I came across more than a few fascinating natural wonders, but none as mesmerizing as ambergris and its origin.

The Stages of Moral Development

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Alan Lurie

Just as life grew evolutionarily, and human beings grow physically, socially, and mentally, we also grow in how we interpret what occurs in our lives -- in our morality.

Talking About Nonduality

Dr. Gino Yu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gino Yu

For those unfamiliar with the term, nonduality is like the final destination for those wanting to uncover the ultimate Socratic quest to "know thyself."