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Here Kitty Kitty! The Great Mountain Lion Hunt

Right before I headed out to mentor some workshops at this year’s Spirit of Change annual Harvest Gathering in Ashby, MA, I got an email from a good friend of mine, concerning a potential mountain lion that was exhibiting the classic signs of a big cat about to go bad.

The Spirit of Health: Learning to Love Winter

The snow here in New England will soon fly, inspiring my French-Canadian wife to dig out the snowshoes, cross-country skis and ice skates.

Holiday Gifts That Help Transform The World

The holidays are only weeks away and it’s time to start thinking about shopping. Not! When you consider it’s likely that few people you know actually remotely need anything, why bother?

Musings: Animal Stories

I’ve shared my living space with companion animals for almost all my life.

Animal Stories

Heart to Heart Resuscitation

It's evident that we are living in interesting times, and I think we're feeling that we understand better every day why that was considered a curse by the ancient Chinese.

Space Available Essays: September/October 2003

Essays written by various authors.

Third Rock from the Sun

When I was growing up I formed my feelings about the Earth in several ways: 1) childhood experiences in Nature, 2) the cultural bias of my youth 3) somewhat scientific information available through various channels. Luckily Nature won out.

Letter: Eating Animals Contributes to Animal Cruelty

To the Editor, To continue the dialogue about eating “free-range” farm animals, I want to submit some thoughts about whether this is, in fact, humane enough.

Clarity Through Cancer

In March of 2002, I did what many people who are closing in on their 40th birthday do -- I took inventory of my life. After a short deliberation, I decided I needed a new home because I felt stifled by the warren-like floor plan and low ceilings of my ranch-style house.

Enemy Within

I would like to share some thoughts about what helps me deal more positively deal with the impressions and feelings about this increasingly ugly war against Iraq

Mayan Midwife Center Nears Completion

In January 2001, Spirit of Change asked readers to sponsor efforts to build a midwife/health center in Concepcion, Guatemala -- home to Felipe and Elena Ixcot, currently residents of Vermont, and honored elders attending the annual Harvest Gathering each year.

The Emerging Pro-Peace Culture

Since September 11th I have watched a fearful nation led by an administration hell bent on revenge go from victim to victimizer. This is what often happens when injustice occurs. You become the very thing that ravaged you.

Career Education: A New Generation Of Bodywork Practitioners

Since September 11, 2001, much has been written about people from all walks of life making dramatic changes in their lives as they tap into their deeper essence, change careers, and find innovative ways to bring passion into their work lives.

Essays on Friendship and Peace

Essays on Friendship and Peace

Neptune and the Great Galactic Cycle

Neptune, the distant, large and beautiful blue planet, is the ruler of the zodiac sign Pisces.

Shift Happens: Aligning With The Energy of Change

We've all experienced changes and shifts in our lives. Some shifts we readily welcomed into our lives and others provoked more negative reactions and emotions.

Stress-free Steps For Your Child’s Education

We introduce new puzzles slowly so the children will have a series of small stress-free steps from the familiar to the unfamiliar with a quick and satisfying "Ah-ha!" Success with no stress! What a novel idea!

Understanding Your Excessively Creative Kid

When I first started practice, parents who were exasperated by an overly creative kid were surprised to hear that their child could be helped by medication.

Who Would Jesus Kill? A Holiday Meditation

I am forwarding this thoughtful message as part of my tithe to the animals.

New Hopes Arise For Hawaii's Ancestral Culture

Hawaiian sovereignty is a given, a foregone conclusion. I can feel it in my bones; I believe it in my na’au, my guts.

Steep Uphill Climb to 2012: Messages from the Maya

In early autumn 2002, Carlos Barrios journeyed north from his home in Guatemala to the eastern edge of the Four Corners in the United States.

Karen Krieger Memorial Service Eulogy

Dear Friends, Thank you for all the kind messages, phone calls and Reiki as the Reiki communities of New England and Russia mourn the death of Karen Kreiger who died suddenly at her home on October 31st.

Healing Dissociation and Sexual Trauma with Yoga

Trauma so deeply permeates the boundaries of physical, emotional, and mental realms that the need to embrace complementary healing approaches is overwhelmingly apparent.

The Spiritual Gifts of Inner Knowing

Everyone seeks answers to their most personal concerns and pressing questions, yet few realize that this wisdom can be found right within ourselves.

Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality

Musings: The Power of One

Good health. To love and be loved. Inner peace. Imagine a life lived in the fullness of these three qualities and you might find yourself reflecting upon the ideal human existence.

Flower Child Forever

In the early 1950’s my parents used a photo of me for their annual Christmas card.

Five Gifts to the World During the Season of Giving

The holiday season is upon us once again where it is all too easy to get swept away in the force of commercialized holiday spirit.

Late Blooms From The Flower Children: The 60's Hippies Speak Out

Some time ago, a reader suggested we devote an issue to finding out what happened to our best and brightest from the sixties: our very own hippies.
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Daily Astrology

October 15, 2018

The working week begins under promising skies. Mental faculties are sharp and morning traffic flows smoothly. The industrious Capricorn Moon is favorably aligned with Mercury and Venus in Scorpio, a celestial “whistle while you work” signature…
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October 2018

October 14 - 18 Join the acclaimed Grandmaster William C. C. Chen for an intensive five-day Tai Chi Chuan Fall Retreat. Knowledge of the Yang-style short form is a requirement for participation....

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
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October 14 - November 19 60 PDAs A 36 day retreat in which acclaimed Qigong master, Junfeng Li, will meditate and practice not only Sheng Zhen Gong daily, but will also share traditions that...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Lunare is open to magickal vendors and holistic practitioners wishing to offer their spiritual goods and services to an audience interested in all things mystical. General admission to...

Cost: Free general admission, lecture tickets $15

Where:
Hunt Memorial Building
6 Main St
Nashua, NH  03064
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Sponsor: Lunare Mystics
Telephone: 603-801-2113
Contact Name: Alyssa O'Mara
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Join Psychic Medium Diane Lewis for gallery style readings. Diane will be connecting to spirit delivering messages from those who have crossed over. Don't miss this free event sponsored by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkinton Public Library
13 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Hopkinton Public Library
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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Break emotional patterns that keep you stuck in the pain of addictive habits. Heal mental trauma through physical practices involving movement, breath, and meditation.

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village Street
Millis, MA  02054
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Sponsor: Yoga At The Ashram
Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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With Carrie Rowan Wednesday evenings at 7pm, a 4-week introductory class that teaches quick energy medicine tools, mini meditations to help moms/dads and caregivers reduce stress and stay calm...

Where:
Fitzgerald Institute
Northboro, MA


Telephone: (508) 273-2610
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October 18 - 21 Magnetic-harmonic vibrational therapist, Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M. shares powerful energy techniques that use the forces of sounds produced by the human voice in combination...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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Course participant experiences:  “After this course, I learned how to recognize where I hold my tension and release it.”  “My favorite part of the program is the...

Cost: $650

Where:
CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
26 Central Street
2nd Floor Community Room
Somerville, MA  02143
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Sponsor: CHA Center for Mindfulness & Compassion
Telephone: 617-591-6132
Contact Name: Bridget Kiley
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The H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation) is an innovative holistic curriculum addressing the current health crisis and epidemics of obesity, heart disease, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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14 CEU Credits for Massage/Bodywork Therapists! Oct 19-21: Chi Nei Tsang And...pre-weekend women only event: Oct 18: Women’s Sexual Ecstacy - 1-6pm/6CEUs Chi Nei...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Eco Village
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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October 19 - 20 (Workshop runs 10-5 both days) When the phase of the Sixth Sun began with the eclipse of July 11, 2010 it was time, according to Sergio’s teacher, for the ancient...

Where:
Natick Mariott Courtyard
Natick, MA


Contact Name: Sandy Corcoran
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With Yogi Amandeep Adi Shakti represents all divine energies. When activated, she manifests herself as creativity, prosperity, wisdom. Rare workshop uniting ancient science of Kundalini...

Where:
Yoga at the Ashram
368 Village St
Millis, MA  02054
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Telephone: (508) 376-4525
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Connect with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Learn how yoga practices are designed to address life’s problems, such as work stress, relationship difficulties, and common mental health issues. Be...

Cost: $40

Where:
Yogalife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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No previous experience is required for this Friday evening event. It is essential for students who are unfamiliar with using the Pathway Prayer Process© and who plan to attend the 2-day...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom - New location late Summer '18
386 Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Bee Kind Music Class with Carrie Rowan inspires a love to music in little ones. 10am on Fridays for 8 weeks at Playtown Express in Southboro. To register call (508) 480-0022 or...

Where:
Playtown Express
150 Cordaville Road
Southboro, MA
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Telephone: 508-273-2610
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The class is a combination of qi gong, yoga, meditation, and relaxation followed by a cup of healing tea. The class, developed by Korean enlightened master Ilchi Lee, is based on Sundo, a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Divine Paradigm
58b Macy St
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Contact Name: Brad Fanger

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“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” — Sanskrit Proverb Join us for an evening of deep exploration and transformation using the healing...

Cost: $40 (limited hardship rates available)

Where:
Museum of Modern Renaissance
115 College Avenue
Somerville, MA  02144
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Sponsor: HolotropicMA
Contact Name: Allen Howell M.Ed. LMHC
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Refresh, refocus, simplify. Discover easy tools and strategies to prepare for an incredible holiday season. 8:00–8:30 Registration open 8:30–8:35 Welcome 8:35–9:20 Circle...

Cost: $99

Where:
Women’s Health Resource Center
9 Hanover Street
Lebanon, NH  03766
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Sponsor: Almstrom Financial, Green Mt. Hypnosis, Patti Friedman, Eva Loomis
Telephone: (603) 650-2600
Contact Name: Women’s Health Resource Center

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October 20 - 21 Early Bird Special! Register before September 30 and save $45! Prerequisite: Be familiar with accessing the Akashic Records through the Pathway Prayer Process© either...

Cost: $350 before September 30

Where:
Circles of Wisdom - New location late Summer '18
386 Merrimack Street
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Join us at our open house! Demos, snacks, prizes and more! Come see what we have to offer! www.dragonflywellnesscenter.net

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Center
176 Jackson Rd.
Devens, MA  MA
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October 20 & 21, 10:30am-6:30pm Practices and Approaches for PTSD, Depression and Anxiety with Erin Byron, MA, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, YACEP, Licensed Mental Health Professional Experiment with...

Cost: $325

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-867-3969
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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The shamanic rattle is a sacred tool that can be used to shift into an altered state of consciousness, sense and track energy, and heal the energetic body, which contains the codes underlying...

Cost: $40

Where:
Akasha Studio
20 Birch Street
Roslindale, MA  02131
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Sponsor: Miriam Katz, Shamanic Healer
Telephone: 617-545-5142
Contact Name: Miriam Katz
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