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Date: 2015-11-23 By: Cyndi Dale
If you've ever taken a yoga class—or studied the chakras—you've probably been told that you have seven chakras. And you do—sort of. The truth is that the number of chakras you might perceive, as well as ideas about their function, is based on cultural viewpoint. For instance, a few hundred years ago, many Hindu experts said there are six, not seven, chakras. Yet others counted dozens of chakras. And yet, most people in the West conclusively believe there are seven Hindu-based chakras. So which number of chakras is correct? Is there even a correct number? Cyndi Dale, author of the new Llewellyn's Complete Book of Chakras, explains.
Date: 2015-11-17 By: Bernie Ashman
Every few months, for about three weeks, the planet Mercury goes retrograde, appearing to move backwards in the sky. During this time—which can be a time of anxiety for many—experiences of issues with communication, technology, or travel are not uncommon. So how can we survive—and perhaps even thrive—during a period of Mercury retrograde? Bernie Ashman, astrologer and author of the new How to Survive Mercury Retrograde (And Venus and Mars, Too), provides some great ways to navigate this potentially frustrating time period.
Date: 2015-11-09 By: Melanie Barnum
We can all learn to develop our psychic vision, whether we've already discovered this gift or are brand new to it. By simply using our imagination, visualizing, and playing with symbols, we can hone our psychic skills. Melanie Barnum, author of the new Psychic Vision, provides three ways to practice our psychic skills.
Date: 2015-11-07 By: Barbara Moore
Anyone who wishes to learn tarot can find a plethora of books on the subject. Anyone wishing to study the Rider Waite Tarot in depth can also find many, many books to choose from. However, for students of the Thoth Tarot, there are fewer options and the options available don’t always seem to have the goal of enlightening the reader. Here, tarot expert Barbara Moore presents the wealth of information found in the new, full-color Ultimate Guide to the Thoth Tarot, which stands apart from other choices in terms of clarity and presentation of information.
Date: 2015-11-02 By: Alexandra Chauran
Why is spirituality important? Do we need to strengthen our current relationship with the divine? What if we are an Atheist or Agnostic? Alexandra Chauran, author of the new 365 Ways to Strengthen Your Spirituality, details just how spirituality—no matter how you identify your Divine—can help us in our daily lives, and how her spirituality will aid her personal journey with breast cancer.
Date: 2015-10-26 By: Tisha Morris
The rise of the Divine Feminine has become a popular concept in spiritual circles, and for good reason. The masculine energy (yang) has been the prevailing energy on the planet for thousands of years. And while it has led to improvements in productivity, industry, technology, commerce, and mobility, it has also come with abuse of power, war, corruption, greed, and superiority. This overbalance has hit a tipping point to where the feminine energy (yin) must be integrated to bring balance to the planet. Tisha Morris, author of the new Decorating with the Five Elements of Feng Shui, provides 5 ways to embrace your home as an archetype of the divine feminine.
Date: 2015-10-19 By: Tisha Morris
Theaters are considered to be homes of art, performance, music, and any other reason why someone would want to step in front of a crowd of people. Often, also, theaters carry with them tales of hauntings, ghostly apparitions, and other paranormal phenomena. So why are these spaces so frequently haunted? Alex Matsuo, author of the new Haunting of the Tenth Avenue Theater, explains.
Date: 2015-10-12 By: Robert Butera PhD
Stress and anxiety affect us on all levels. Be it the body's pounding heart, the rapid pace of breath, overwhelming feelings, racing thoughts, or a disconnection from our deeper beliefs, stress weaves its way into all levels of our experience. Yoga Therapy teaches us to understand how to address our stress on all layers of being. Robert Butera, Erin Byron, & Staffan Elgelid, co-authors of the new Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety, provide five steps to managing stress through yoga and its principles.
Date: 2015-10-05 By: Robert Butera PhD
La Santa Muerte is the patron saint of the LGBT community. How can this be? How can a pseudo-Catholic saint who is portrayed as a female grim reaper and venerated as the Spirit of Death, herself, come to be the patron saint of LGBT persons? Tomás Prower, author of the new book La Santa Muerte: Unearthing the Magic & Mysticism of Death, explains.
Date: 2015-09-30 By: Deva Green
In astrology, a grand cross occurs when four or more planets a form two sets of oppositions that combine to form four squares. These planets are also usually related by mode (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable). This is a difficult configuration, but there is usually great strength accompanying it to endure and develop character. So, there are three modal grand crosses: the mutable grand cross, the cardinal grand cross, and the fixed grand cross. How does evolutionary astrology, which examines why we are here and which lessons we need to learn, view these configurations? This article will focus on understanding the meaning of the mutable grand cross, from the perspective of evolutionary astrology.