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Vol/Num: 2018-019
Nov 3, 2018

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From the Editors:
Dear Friends,

We are stunned by the turn of the world again, such that the bronze woods surround us and the trees are going bare. The constancy of our dear earth is ever a comfort.

We have a link to our favorite magazine, Parabola, with an article by a shaman and how he does the ayahuasca ceremony. A poem from Kimmy, a nod to Fiona Ritchie, the wonderful host of The Thistle and Shamrock on NPR, and a video by Toby Hemenway, the author of Gaia's Garden.

We have a video from Peter called "Divine Writing Communion Selections."

Wishing you blessed holidays and love in all the parts of your lives! ~ Peter & Kimmy Sophia

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Divine Writing Communion Selections
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by Peter Falkenberg Brown
Oct 31, 2018
The answers I receive have comforted me, inspired me, and surprised me. I believe that all people can communicate with God in this fashion. I also believe that because every person’s relationship with God is unique, the words that one person receives may or may not be relevant to anyone else. I believe that no one can be closer to each of us than God. Thus, we have to seek our own counsel with God in the most private and personal way. more

Shout Out to Fiona Ritchie, Quiet Ambassador of Celtic Music
“It is very clear that Fiona is not interested in celebrity status, but is motivated by her love of Celtic music and a desire to share these treasures with people who don’t know about them.” Creative Scotland
Oct 29, 2018
For over thirty years Fiona Ritchie has been hosting her wonderful public radio show, "The Thistle and Shamrock". Her love for celtic music has taken her all over the world... more

A Day Off
Oct 29, 2018
I poured a bowl of kitty kibble
outside my room upstairs.
Throughout the night
I woke to crunching,  more

Native Plants
Permaculture advocate, teacher, and author of "Gaia's Garden", Toby Hemenway, speaks about Native Plants
Oct 29, 2018
I was blown away when I read Toby Hemenway's seminal book, "Gaia's Garden". It is a textbook on permaculture gardening techniques, that in some sections reads like poetry. more

Magical Earth
Photographer Maureen Spagnolo said about this: "I remember I had to pull off the road to take that shot. What an expanse of cloud and sky. I wanted the figures in the shot to give it perspective. That’s the amazing thing about being a city girl - there’s so much land and sky out there that one becomes unaware of. Then again, the country folks hardly gave the spectacle a second look. How to not lose the”awe” of life is a quest worth pursuing."
Oct 29, 2018

Plant Healing and Shamanism in the Deep Amazon
A link to an article in the latest issue of Parabola Magazine, written by Jorges Hachumak with David L. Carroll, about what happens during an Ayahuasca ceremony.
Oct 28, 2018
The shaman explains "The sacred plants are always willing to guide human beings. It is part of their mission. They want to help. All they ask for in return is the joy of healing" more

What Do We Do Now?
by Kimmy Sophia Brown
Oct 15, 2018
Thoughts stimulated by reading Martin Prechtel's book, "Secrets of the Talking Jaguar". more


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