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The Medicine Wheel

by Francis Whiskeyjack

For centuries Aboriginal people have used the four directions of the medicine wheel as a tool for learning and teaching. For the past 12 years, Elder and spiritual advisor, Francis Whiskeyjack, has used the medicine wheel as a guide and as a tool to help others. Whiskeyjack, who was born and raised . . . → Read More: The Medicine Wheel

Scathing Critique of New Age “Shamans”

by ljoycew The Lakota Tribe has declared war on New Age quackery, in particular, self-styled “Shamans” who co-opt and cheapen Native American religious practices for monetary gain. Rather than paying tribute to Native American religious practices through New Age eclecticism, as many participants might believe they are doing, they are actually diminishing the meaning of . . . → Read More: Scathing Critique of New Age “Shamans”

School board says no thanks to free Bibles

By Wanda Chow

Burnaby school board decided Tuesday to stop allowing pamphlets offering free Gideon Bibles to be distributed in city classrooms.

“The decision was made to suspend it pending a review of our policy,” said trustee Ron Burton.

Last October, a Burnaby grandfather wrote to the school board complaining that two . . . → Read More: School board says no thanks to free Bibles

Witch way to Monroe Clinic?

by Jim Winter

It seems Monroe Clinic treated a witch in early December. No, she didn’t fly in on her broom and, no, she didn’t have spiders and bats in her hair. According to the Wisconsin Pagan Trader Newsletter on the Web, “Mama Cat” came to Monroe Clinic Dec. 5 for the second part of . . . → Read More: Witch way to Monroe Clinic?

Spiritual Divorce

By Debbie Ford

spiritual divorce is one in which we use our divorce to improve our lives and our experience becomes one of gain rather than loss. A spiritual divorce brings us back into the presence of our highest self and heals the split between our ego and our soul. When we use . . . → Read More: Spiritual Divorce

Photo in the News

Zeus, king of the ancient Greek gods, was not known for being a patient deity. But on a cosmic scale maybe 1,600 years isn’t a very long time to wait between temple ceremonies.

Yesterday believers gathered near the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus in the heart of Athens, Greece, to honor Zeus’s . . . → Read More: Photo in the News

Chiefs end talks with Ottawa

By Leighton Klassen First Nations in this province have decided to end negotiations to dismantle the Manitoba division of Department of Indian Affairs. Talks on the subject have been going on for 12 years, but a year-long review by Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs concluded nothing of substance has been achieved. “Over the years, negotiations became . . . → Read More: Chiefs end talks with Ottawa

Edgar Cayce on Soul Mates

Almost every person feels a longing for companionship. At times we may understand this desire as a directive toward union with God, and at other times, as a desire for union with another person.

Two ideas come together in the material from the Edgar Cayce readings concerning the choice of a companion-particularly a life . . . → Read More: Edgar Cayce on Soul Mates

The Truth About Satanism

By Lance E. King

A recent article featured in the online magazine The Onion described in sinister terms the enormous popularity of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. In a shocking article entitled “Harry Potter Books Spark Rise in Satanism Among Children”, the article describes how young people are turning off to Christianity and turning . . . → Read More: The Truth About Satanism

From Agape to Praxis: The Fourfold Nature of Love

by Magdalene Meretrix

It is said that one can tell what a culture knows best by counting the number of words their language uses to describe a concept. Eskimos have many words for snow and the classical Greeks had many words for love. I have isolated four Greek words that I feel epitomize the spiritual, . . . → Read More: From Agape to Praxis: The Fourfold Nature of Love