Month: January 2007
Music: Qareeb by Najma
Qareeb by Najma
Her soaring, melodious voice expresses the sublime ache to become lost in union with the Beloved.
Book: The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time
The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time by Anne Baring
A children’s book for adults. The Earth asks all the birds of the world to go on a quest to save her life, describing the place they must reach in order to bring back a message from the Great Being who lives in the House of the Treasure in a garden beyond the edge of time. Based on a tale by the 12th-century Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar.
Mutant News Blog
eBlips: “Emergent Culture MetaFilter”
Some recent headlines
- Dancing in the Streets, Barbara Ehrenreich‘s history of sacred fun
- Robert Anton Wilson Death Blog?
- Secret Drugs of Buddhism
- The Next Revolution in Biology?
- “Solar Rain” – Global Warming NOT Due to Carbon?
- Don’t Call Me Gaia
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley
For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed and immutable — that we are stuck with what we were born with. As Begley shows, however, recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity, a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can reset our happiness meter, allow us to break cycles of depression and OCD, learn compassion, and heal us after trauma.
Book: Dancing In The Streets
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy by Barbara Ehrenreich
“Rituals of joy are nearly as innate as the quest for food and shelter.”
World Question Center
“What are you optimistic about?” — asked of 160 leading thinkers
Art: Street Installations
Class: “Star Innovations: The Internal Alchemy of the Soul”
A WORKSHOP with MASTER ASTROLOGER ELIAS LONSDALE
Sunday January 14th, 2007
10:00 – 5:30
Marin County, California
Elias Lonsdale is the author of three potent books that have brought major innovations to the ancient art. In over 35 years of research, he has articulated a vision of astrology as a spiritual path to freedom.
This Sunday, he’s teaching his first class in many years. Among the topics to be discussed are the 12 astrological houses, degree symbolism, the constellations, and the fixed stars. Beginners are welcome.
Cost: $125 – 200 sliding scale
The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark
The Red Book: A Deliciously Unorthodox Approach to Igniting Your Divine Spark by Sara Beak.
Sera Beak will appear at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, CA on Sunday, January 7 2007 at 1 pm. http://www.bookpassage.com
The Red Book is one of my favorite books of 2006, and I wrote a glowing blurb of it, which appears on the back of the book: “If you’re hungry for real magic but allergic to self-righteous jive, sit yourself down at this feast.”