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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    not through lust for slaughter or for its flesh or for its hide or yet for its tusks evil is the deed which he does for he is turned into a wild beast himself Wherefore is his end also as the end of wild beasts For fifteen years I lived in a modest cabin in the woods in New England with plenty of opportunity to reflect on the man versus nature conundrum My little country home was besieged in turn by black flies mosquitoes wasps mice spiders moths by the millions and an insidious microscopic biting gnat locally dubbed no see ums that easily cruised right through my tightest screens For 15 consecutive springtimes this army of invaders offered me their perennial challenge capitulate or fight mayhem or murder After much consideration and experimentation with a wide variety of tactics both defensive and offensive a certain philosophy of pest control has emerged What do the Ants Think First we must adopt the enlightened native American view of the other living creatures as kindred spirits In truth they are neither enemy nor dispensable in the great scheme of things All life is sacred and important within Creation s matrix Next acknowledge that the presence of household pests may be telling us something about our households The ants in my kitchen for instance were informing me that my tidiness left something to be desired They wouldn t be there if my crumbs were not In fact I needed to thank them for teaching me to keep a clean house Mr Charles Hapgood author of Voices of Spirit tells of how when dealing with a colony of ants in his home he tried convincing them with reason For several days he would patiently explain his position to the ants recalling the liabilities of their continued residence and the mutual benefits of a speedy departure Much to his amazement the friendly persuasion worked and the insects departed Having used it myself I can vouch for the effectiveness of this approach Here are a few helpful hints for communicating with ants and other swarming colonial critters As with many species individual ants are relentlessly stupid but when functioning as a group they often exhibit a remarkable degree of intelligence One explanation for this is that the lower life forms have not yet evolved to the soul stage of individuation but participate instead as a collective over entity often called the deva of that colony hive nest den It is this trans corporeal deva which receives the information relayed automatically from its many exploring members and which in turn responds with group behavioral modifications For this reason one should address the colony as a whole as if it were one being to whom any single insects are more or less replaceable parts Then for example if a few individuals are inadvertently extinguished during your clean up operations you can view this as an unfortunate but temporary loss of a minor regenerative appendage of the colony Keep

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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    Aeon Astro Care Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices The Holistic Mystic Spiritual Self Healing Comes of Age by Lonny Brown HHc One revolutionary new idea in twenty first century Western medicine is called voluntary control or auto regulation This is the learned mind based intentional influencing of metabolic systems for healing and optimal functioning The recognition of such possibilities coincides with leading edge science revealing the sophisticated two way communications between the brain and cells throughout the body An example of practical applications of this discovery relaxation and guided imagery to boost the immune system Many more therapeutic applications are emerging Cellular Intelligence Feel It in Your Bones Long known in the East such self conscious functioning is only now beginning to enter mainstream American health care Microbiologists know that the cells in our bodies constantly make intelligent discriminating choices about internal events requirements such as temperature nutrient and defense measures It s as if each cell is a live organism a sentient being incredibly efficient at its job mainly because it literally knows what to do It communicates constantly with its local community overall environment and yes its human host Cell Phones Living cells are remarkably smart For example if a minute sample of human heart tissue is isolated from its host it will continue beating Incredibly when placed alongside another sample beating at a different rate the two will soon synchronize Does this prove that telepathic communication exists among cells Such communication also occurs between the individual cells and the organism as a whole Polygraphy expert Cleve Backster author of The Secret Life of Plants demonstrated that human sperm in a test tube will react vigorously to the donor forty feet away through three closed doors when he inhales stimulating amyl nitrite fumes Yogis have long demonstrated voluntary controls over organ function skin temperature even tissue repair rates They do it by putting their mind to it They also say anyone can do it Good Contacts Most of the time we re blissfully unaware of our digestive track glandular activity and circulation Internal body sensation most often comes as the result of distress and dysfunction such as indigestion We re not accustomed to tuning in to the pleasant feelings that can arise from healthy balanced metabolism good digestion and optimal circulation Yet because these functions are carried out by the live sentient cells with which we are in constant direct neuro chemo electric contact the processes of metabolism and energy transformation that happens in the intestines lungs and nerves are potentially available to conscious awareness Though such somasthetic awareness is usually dormant experiencing it is merely a matter of training and practice Typical methods employed to develop internal awareness and voluntary

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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    Transformational Healing through the Violet Flame by Eva Kettles Herbs for Health with Kami McBride Cure Your Cravings For Life Rena Greenberg Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming Hypnotherapist Humor Wake Up Laughing Com Swami Beyondananda Interviews Watch for Upcoming Announcements Kabbalah Kabbalah Revealed Rav Michael Laitman PhD Kabbalalist Numberscope Forecast by Vincent J Barra Oracle Divination Systems Be Your Own Oracle by James Wanless Ph D Creator of the Voyager Tarot Deck Resources Archives Blessings Messages The Book Nook The Directory Event Calendar Historical Notes Data The MetaPersonals S O L A R S O L A R Beyond Materiality Beyond Spirituality Toward the Complete Human Being by Martin Lass Emissary Tarot Moment to Moment by Gigi Miner Author Tarot Consultant Teacher Reviews T arot Cartomancy Oracle Decks Books Software by Bonnie Cehovet Tarot Educator Tidbits Almanac of the Ancients by TripleMoonGoddess News Briefs Op Ed Pearls of Wisdom by Astro Aeon Astro Care Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices The Holistic Mystic The Oldest Food by Lonny Brown HHc It took millions of years for Earth s mineral skin to ferment itself into a complex life sustaining matrix of organic nutrients and trace elements Just fifty years of intensive irrigation chemical pesticides and caustic synthetic fertilizers have contaminated eroded and exhausted a good portion of that rich heritage Within a generation we have forgotten what real food tastes like and not coincidentally what real health feels like Intelligent responses to this sorry state of affairs include returning to whole organically grown produce and grains taking vitamin supplements and using natural herbal seasonings teas and medicines Other potent concentrated nutrient sources popular among survivalist and health food aficionados include super foods such as nutritional yeast probiotic acidophilus yogurt bee pollen fermented soybean pastes miso wheat grass juice and the aquatic fresh water micro vegetable algae Back to Basics Virtually the first link in the primal food chain algae is a plant form that dwells in every square inch of water and fertile soil More basic than bacteria it sustains virtually all life in the sea and generates eighty percent of the world s oxygen supply Freshwater blue green algae also called Spirulina contains all the essential amino acids more protein and chlorophyll than any other food and a host of vital trace elements It is a rare vegetarian source of vitamin B12 One gram of freeze dried algae contains more of the powerful anti oxidant beta carotene than seventy grams of carrots Dr Charles Simone M D author of Cancer Nutrition maintains that beta carotene which becomes vitamin A in our bodies is the single most important nutrient for reducing cancer risk Psychology Today magazine reported that Spirulina contains twenty times more protein than

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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    Holistic Mystic by Lonny Brown Medical Intuition Tune in to Your Body and Improve Your Health by Caroline Sutherland Sutherland Communications Transformational Healing through the Violet Flame by Eva Kettles Herbs for Health with Kami McBride Cure Your Cravings For Life Rena Greenberg Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming Hypnotherapist Humor Wake Up Laughing Com Swami Beyondananda Interviews Watch for Upcoming Announcements Kabbalah Kabbalah Revealed Rav Michael Laitman PhD Kabbalalist Numberscope Forecast by Vincent J Barra Oracle Divination Systems Be Your Own Oracle by James Wanless Ph D Creator of the Voyager Tarot Deck Resources Archives Blessings Messages The Book Nook The Directory Event Calendar Historical Notes Data The MetaPersonals S O L A R S O L A R Beyond Materiality Beyond Spirituality Toward the Complete Human Being by Martin Lass Emissary Tarot Moment to Moment by Gigi Miner Author Tarot Consultant Teacher Reviews T arot Cartomancy Oracle Decks Books Software by Bonnie Cehovet Tarot Educator Tidbits Almanac of the Ancients by TripleMoonGoddess News Briefs Op Ed Pearls of Wisdom by Astro Aeon Astro Care Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices The Holistic Mystic Contradiction as Liberation by Lonny Brown HHc In the Zen tradition aspirants are assigned unsolvable riddles and impossible concepts called koans in order to break the constraints of conceptual rationalism A typical example what was your face before your parents were born No amount of logic can solve such puzzles yet the koan is often the object of months sometimes years of meditation Hopefully the elusive ah ha moment called satori eventually occurs freeing one forever from the tyranny of two dimensional thinking One seeming contradiction emerging from the convergence of West and East is that both a healthy ego and ego transcendence are equally important and not mutually exclusive It sounds like an oxymoron get a grip and let go Ironically the most enlightened self transcended people are often scandalously colorful manifesting the universal in the unique A good sign of spiritual maturity is the ability to embrace opposites to face paradox with equanimity absurdity with humor An abundance of opportunity to do so confronts the 21st century world citizen On TV horrific war coverage is punctuated with seductive commercials for all manner of trivial merchandise Outside the homeless sleep at the foot of corporate skyscrapers How can we make sense of such irreconcilable scenes and find peace of mind in these extreme times While it seems we have less opportunity for contemplative pursuits spiritual equanimity is needed in the world more than ever Dissolved Dichotomies The mystical secret is that opposites don t exist Even such polar dichotomies as good and evil male and female hot and cold are relative forms of the same creation It all depends

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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    Historical Notes Data The MetaPersonals S O L A R S O L A R Beyond Materiality Beyond Spirituality Toward the Complete Human Being by Martin Lass Emissary Tarot Moment to Moment by Gigi Miner Author Tarot Consultant Teacher Reviews T arot Cartomancy Oracle Decks Books Software by Bonnie Cehovet Tarot Educator Tidbits Almanac of the Ancients by TripleMoonGoddess News Briefs Op Ed Pearls of Wisdom by Astro Aeon Astro Care Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices The Holistic Mystic Be Still Here Now by Lonny Brown HHc There is no past present or future Using tenses to divide time is like making chalk marks on water Janet Frame Back in the 60 s when the now famous and beloved new age teacher Ram Dass first visited the spiritual East he found himself still struggling with all the baggage of his western compulsions and neuroses Early guidance came from another legendary American pilgrim Bhagavan Dass in the form of the simple admonition be here now Those three words would later become the title of an international best seller as well as what could be called the first American spiritual mantra Mantras are potent formulae for cultivating personal evolution Like a string of pearls each word is precious together they become spiritually potent Tibetan Buddhism has Om Mani Padme Hum Hindu India has Om Nama Shivaya and the Christian world produced the Hail Mary and the Lord s Prayer Be Here Now became the mantra of a generation of youthful boomer seekers who are now along with Ram Dass himself facing the other side of life s inexorable cycle His latest book is titled Still Here Profound in its simplicity be here now the mantra endures as a meaningful personal spiritual practice with many dimensions worth exploring It can be wisely applied in active life situations or in meditation its three aspects or gates coinciding with the three components of breath in out and still As with the classic three Buddhist marks of existence impermanence emptyness and suffering if you really get one of the triad you get them all Be We are human beings not human doings Yet rarely do we cease our endless activity and consciously occupy our authentic true nature Everyone is always busy and on their way to somewhere else While one s existence seems obvious and automatic just being is not that easy Even while ostensibly sitting still or even sleeping habitual mental chatter and wayward emotions keep us feeling displaced and restless This first instruction alone to just be is worthy of careful inquiry into it s profound implications Here By it s very name you would think that here would be easy to get to It literally defines

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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices The Holistic Mystic Popular Erroneous Medical Assumptions by Lonny Brown HHc Our common sense of time as moving from past to present to future leads us to believe that physiological aging and breakdown is equally inexorable This unfortunately fosters an insidious psychological resignation to the inevitability of sickness as reflected in the popularity of all manner of drugs designed to normalize symptoms ranging from digestive and sleep disorders to headaches and arthritis Many regular consumers of these invented products have long ago ceased to imagine life without them Drug stores thrive on this unexamined belief in biological deterioration Myth 1 Aging Is One Way and Accelerates With Time Yet there are many centenarians that stay healthy active alert and happy throughout their long lives often with minimal medical intervention or reliance on Medicare or prescriptions What do these people know that most of us don t And what about the exceptional patients who have successfully overcome terminal cancer and other incurable diseases Surely such unexpected medical reversals prove that healing and wellness are always possible By studying large populations over long periods of time we now know that a person s biological statistical age does not necessarily equal their chronological age years since birth The difference is due to common risk factors most of which are behavioral Unfortunately despite our historically increased life expectancy due to improved public health sanitation control of many contagious diseases with inoculations and high tech interventions most Americans are overweight toxic and ailing most of the time We die prematurely from preventable lifestyle illness including the great killers heart disease stroke and diabetes Junk food lack of exercise stress smoking and drug and alcohol abuse are some of the main causes of these uniquely contemporary diseases On the other side of the bell curve are those with lower biological age longer life expectancies who have managed to lead more natural healthy lifestyles despite the seductions of civilization Numerous longevity studies reveal that long lived people in every culture have these key factors in common community spirituality physical activity creativity low fat low calorie natural diet and natural herbal medicines Statistically vegetarians score younger in biological age and live longer healthier lives than carnivores Religious affiliation and faith and living in multi generational families also tend to increase life span and decrease disease Myth 2 When You re Sick Take Something Another dangerously unexamined common assumption is that if you re sick you should take something Our very word the healing art medicine has come to be synonymous with pills From antacids to grandma s home remedy we re conditioned to consume more when often the problem itself is over consumption and the solution is to get empty and clean When animals get sick they naturally lose their appetite

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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    Greenberg Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming Hypnotherapist Humor Wake Up Laughing Com Swami Beyondananda Interviews Watch for Upcoming Announcements Kabbalah Kabbalah Revealed Rav Michael Laitman PhD Kabbalalist Numberscope Forecast by Vincent J Barra Oracle Divination Systems Be Your Own Oracle by James Wanless Ph D Creator of the Voyager Tarot Deck Resources Archives Blessings Messages The Book Nook The Directory Event Calendar Historical Notes Data The MetaPersonals S O L A R S O L A R Beyond Materiality Beyond Spirituality Toward the Complete Human Being by Martin Lass Emissary Tarot Moment to Moment by Gigi Miner Author Tarot Consultant Teacher Reviews T arot Cartomancy Oracle Decks Books Software by Bonnie Cehovet Tarot Educator Tidbits Almanac of the Ancients by TripleMoonGoddess News Briefs Op Ed Pearls of Wisdom by Astro Aeon Astro Care Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices The Holistic Mystic Enlightenment and Evil by Lonny Brown HHc One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious Carl Jung On the challenging path to complete spiritual liberation the enlarging vista of awakening mind eventually meets that which would tend to make one recoil We mistrust enemies carry grudges and generally draw the line when it comes to forgiving the really bad people How could you be ONE with your tyrannical boss or your oppressive mother in law or worse the evil degenerates who rob and rape and murder and generally destroy all that is good in life We feel outraged insulted indignant resentful Such moments of intense negativity are great opportunities for awakening through the transcendence of ego and the transformation of hatred The channeled spirit Emmanuel calls it the choice for love By love we do not mean a blind naïve forbearance which perpetuates the transgressions of others While taking offense defines you as victim and empowers the offender forgiveness doesn t require passively contributing to the delinquency of the perpetrator Love is proactive not a resignation to cruelty and injustice Consult your conscience Face your karma with enemies rivals competitors Examine your heart and find your contribution to the problem and pain It is not easy to get free of the past but it s the only way to reach a brighter future Love does not keep score although it is not stupid Even as we fight the good fight we realize that the greatest battle is within Even as we struggle we are free But What About Hitler The gnawing question will hang on through ages of debate and soul searching Is there reconciliation on the path of Love with the evil in this world I ve posed it to teachers philosophers rabbis and His Holiness the Dalai Lama who would have every

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  • The Holistic Mystic By Lonny Brown
    Op Ed Pearls of Wisdom by Astro Aeon Astro Care Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices The Holistic Mystic Self Healing and Consciousness Expansion through Passive Breath Awareness by Lonny Brown HHc A profound personal health and development practice known to yogi s and meditators for millennia is as available as your own breath This simple technique called Passive Breath Awareness deeply relaxes the body calms the nervous system and fosters spiritual insight It is an ideal stress buster promoting inner peace and renewing one s energy You only have to try this method for a few minutes to experience positive improvements in your body and mind Breathing is usually automatic and thoughtless Evolution has insured that our breathing dynamically mirrors the moment to moment dynamics of life as we navigate and cope with the our material and emotional existence Fast or labored breathing indicates exertion or stress while regular slow breathing accompanies relaxation recovery sleep and regeneration What many people don t realize is that we can access and improve various physical mental and emotional functions through working with the breath In other words conscious deliberate slow deep breathing is good for you It feels great too Bridging the mind body interface breathing holds the unique property of being either voluntary or automatic It goes on indefinitely without our conscious consideration but unlike your heartbeat and other functions you can hold or slow down the breath at will thereby breaking the unconscious feedback loop between the sympathetic and parasympathetic functions of the autonomic nervous system The potentials for this type of conscious breath auto regulation are great It can help improve serious medical conditions such as hypertension asthma migraines and more It is also the gateway to inner spiritual consciousness The passive method is the opposite of controlled breathing It starts with regular two part diaphragmatic breathing illustration A The first part the inhalation naturally involves some initial active force The physical mechanism of the in breath primarily entails the distension of the belly more than the expansion of the rib cage You can verify this with your hand over your belly it swells out upon inhalation Part two of the breath cycle is exhalation and the beginning of the effortless release stage of Passive Breath Awareness PBA Just as you can voluntarily relax and drop your outer limbs or abdominal muscles you can relax the large horizontal flat diaphragm muscle within your belly Feel this release while letting out a full breath the extended diaphragm contracts and flattens the tummy emptying the lungs A relaxation breath begins with a deep inhalation followed by a deep release and subsequent smaller and slower breaths illustrations B C We usually think of breathing as two part in and

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