01 May Shamanism: Healing for a New Age

19th century Russian Embroidery The Tree of Life 1This 19th century Russian embroidered cloth, with its geometrical images of a tree reaching up out of fertile fields to the sky suggests that prior to the adoption of Christianity in the 9th century, an earth-based religion may have existed in Russia with all of its attendant rituals, healing and curative practices, and beliefs. With the fall of the former Soviet Union and the end of practices of killing or threatening death to anyone maintaining the old ways, shamanic healers with knowledge of ancient healing practices began to reemerge into the light of day.
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27 Feb What is Compassion?

The word "compassion" is glibly bandied about these days by politicians, religious leaders, and in our daily discourse. We are told we should "have compassion" for the poor, soldiers in war, our physically and mentally ailing family members, and anyone else who appears to be suffering.
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