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Is Your Birth Experience Still Affecting You Today?

Just as a seed contains the blueprint for the life of a plant, the creation story of a human has a profound influence on their life. According to the father of Transpersonal Psychology, Stanislav Grof you are probably more effected [...]

City of the Dead, Ceremonial Healing

Ancient Tribal Traditions Survive in Modern Festivities For eons we humans have called on our ancestors in times of trouble, and that need still exists today. Making peace with the past is essential for making peace [...]

Tantra, Invoking the Senses, & the Path to Ecstasy

Altered states through fasting, sweating, piercing the body, and psychoactive plants have been sought throughout the ages as ways to liberate consciousness. According to tantra we can attain these states directly through our senses by exploring ecstasy [...]

The Science of the Heart

It does more than pump blood, it started beating before your brain was formed, and it has an electromagnetic field that can be detected across the room. It’s time that we explore the heart of the [...]

Is the Egg More Powerful Than the Sperm?

For us humans, along with the complex biological processes and cultural practices that lead to the creation of a new life, there is nothing quite as exciting as the miracle of conception. The relationship between culture [...]

Turning Grief Into Compassion & Personal Power

If we have the tools to navigate it in a constructive way, grief can liberate us from fear and help us cultivate a deep sense of compassion. This notion was completely foreign to me for the first [...]

Comics in the Classroom, Environmental Lessons Made Fun

Stories shape us, our beliefs and our culture. Those seeking to create a better world must engage in self-reflection and explore the narratives that guide our lives. As we recently learned from Robin Grille, the time [...]

A Love That’s Louder Than Rage: the Beautiful Revolution

At first I thought… The most powerful thing that you can do for your people, your future, your land, your air, your water is to fight and die for what you believe in. But it’s not [...]

Align Self with Love

When I was a little girl I remember getting made fun of for my nose. Kids would say it was like a “ski jump”  (we lived in a ski town, so this made sense). For a long [...]

Violence is a Preventable Brain Disorder

‘Think of a world without war, a world of social justice, a world of ecological sustainability.’ This is how Robin Grille starts his talk at TEDX Pittwater. Robin is a psychologist, author, educator and advocate for [...]

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