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Voter's Mandate to Congress Now!

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months and 8 days to be ratified!  Why? Simple!...

A Call For Intimacy

The last couple of years I have been teaching art classes to war veterans. Most of my students are male, but last spring...

An Open Letter to Obama on Elizabeth Warren

Ralph Nader questions Obama on the contrast in his praise for GE's CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt, and silence regarding the nomination of Elizabeth Warren.

World On The Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

Recycling papers and swapping out light bulbs isn't going to restore our planet.

Genetically Modified Conservation

A researcher modifies crops to feed the hungry and cut pesticide use.

EarthTalk: Food Recycling

Dear EarthTalk: I work at a fast food place and I am appalled by the amount of unpurchased food we throw away...

I Am — The Film

Tom Shadyac is the award-winning writer/director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Bruce Almighty and many other blockbuster comedy films...

The Wounded Warrior Handbook: A Resource Guide for Returning Veterans

 Twenty-two forms. That’s the amount of paperwork a typical soldier must complete following an active-duty injury.

Musings: Welcoming Veterans Home

The return of our troops from Iraq heralds a new era of family bonding. Let the generation of family healing begin!

Genetically Modified Chaos

We are what we eat. In the past, food co-evolved with humans; food strengthened, nourished and empowered people.

The Gift That Keeps Giving

Last year Spirit of Change’s 2009 Natural Living Expo donated $629 to Kiva, a non-profit lending organization...

Planetary Chaplain Award

Mair Honan, co-founder of Grace Street Ministries in Portland, ME, has received the 2010 Planetary Chaplain Award...

Creating Community

Too good to pass up without sharing, these late entries for the “Creating Community” fall issue of Spirit of Change were submitted by “Curriculum of Hope for a Peaceful World” newsletter.

AMTA National Humanitarian Award

On October 25, 2010, the American Massage Therapy Association honored John Vines, LMT, with their National Humanitarian of the Year award.

Musings: There's Untold Power in People United

Despite the unsettling social and economic tumult of our time, we are living in an incredibly exciting and defining era of American history!

Common Security Clubs

More Americans are bowling today than ever before, says Harvard University professor Robert D. Putnam.

The Spiritual Meaning of Community

Sangha. Congregation. Havurah. Tribe. It has been consistent throughout recorded history that a vital component...

Getting to the Root of The Bullying Epidemic

Everywhere we turn today, bullying rears its painful and destructive head: in the news, in our schools, in the workplace...

A MAP For Getting Well

"The people on the sidewalk outside this building have survived some of the toughest lives imaginable."

10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics

It's not too late to limit or reverse the impact of the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission

Listen to the American People: An Open Letter to President Obama on Health Care Reform

My colleagues, fellow health advocates and I have been trying to meet with you for over a year now because we have an approach which will meet all of your goals and more.

Think Globally, Bank Locally

Let’s create safer, saner ways of managing our money.

Truth Emergency Inside the Progressive Media

The corporate news media is not in the business of news.

When Health Becomes Political, We All Become Activists

Over its 24-year history, Spirit of Change has been both applauded and attacked for being too political.

Does Alternative Medicine Have a Place in Healthcare Reform?

The battle by mainstream medicine to shut out alternative medicine forms of therapy is long standing and alive and well in today’s Washington.

Move To Amend

On January 21, 2010, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government.

Update on the Dhamma Brothers

Winter 2009 Spirit of Change included the article, “When Time is All You Have: Vipassana Behind Bars” by Gail Lord. As promised, here’s an update on how the Donaldson Correctional Facilities Vipassana program has evolved.

Wisdom of the Peace Village Elders Documentary Series

Are we so hypnotized by our steady diet of media-fed horrors that we’ve despaired of ever achieving the dream of a violence-free world?

Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal

This isn't a party shopping list, it's a mere fraction of the contents found in a village co-op store garbage bin.

Natural Living Expo Donates

Thanks to all who attended the 3rd annual Natural Living Expo in Sturbridge, MA, September 26-27, 2009.
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Daily Astrology

August 18, 2018

Early morning apprehensions could be a response to the taut energies of the first quarter Moon in Scorpio. It isn’t easy being the center of attention while also craving solitude. By daybreak the Moon is approaching an engaging sextile with Mars…
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August 2018

A fantastic shopping and educational experience for the whole family! Vendors come from New England, across the US, and many foreign countries to exhibit minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry,...

Cost: $8 adults, under 13 free

Where:
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA  01089
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Sponsor: LLD Productions, Inc.
Telephone: 505-867-0425
Contact Name: Regina Aumente
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Readings, healings, vendors, presentations.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn
85 Glastonbury Blvd.
South Glastonbury, CT  06066
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During the weekend of August 10-12, 2018 we will gather again at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for the 44th Annual NOFA SC. This immersive annual gathering is an opportunity to come...

Cost: See website

Where:
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA


Sponsor: Northeast Organic Farming Association
Telephone: 774-262-7986
Contact Name: Marjorie Bailey
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August 13 - 17, 9am - 1pm Instructor: Peyton Pugmire For student entering grades 6-8 iPhones are amazing, but you know what’s even more amazing? You! During this imaginative week...

Cost: $250

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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August 13 - 16 Juan Li has been teaching Daoist energy practices for the last 27 years. He has created a sequence of practices based on the I Ching, adapted to the emotional and mental...

Cost: $950 single retreat; $1650 for both retreats (8/16)

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: Tao Retreats
Telephone: 212-243-6771
Contact Name: Sharon Smith
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August 13 - 14 This fun and exciting healing workshop guarantees you valuable knowledge and powerful skills to keep you in a higher vibration of energy and flowing with infinite intelligence and...

Where:
Royal Plaza Best Western
Marlborough, MA


Sponsor: Geozuwa
Telephone: 646-606-9935
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August 13 - 21 With NLP training and master healer certification. This course is specifically designed for healers of every modality. For information call (646) 606-9935 or visit...

Where:
Marlboro, MA


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August 14 - 24 For millennia people have entered the wilderness to encounter Spirit and seek their direction, purpose, or medicine. If you are seeking guidance and renewal, or you’re...

Cost: $1295

Where:
Somerset Lake
P.O. Box 48
Putney, VT  05346
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Sponsor: Circles of Air and Stone
Telephone: 802-387-6624
Contact Name: Sparrow Hart
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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Yoga is an ancient behavioral practice that allows for the development and enhancement of mind-body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, self-regulation of internal...

Cost: Free

Where:
CIC Cambridge
One Broadway
Charles Conference Room, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA  02142
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Sponsor: CIC Wellness
Telephone: 617-953-0674
Contact Name: Shakti Rowan
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Barbara Macias will present an information workshop on the benefits of essential oils. A demonstration of the oils will be included. Please RSVP at katboston@comcast.net

Cost: Free

Where:
NBA Business Center
145 Washington Street
Route 53
Norwell, MA  02061
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Sponsor: Mind Balance Hypnosis
Telephone: 339-788-1193
Contact Name: Kathryn Caruso

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Relax and restore this summer with free outdoor yoga classes on historic Rogers Field! We’re packing the lawn with yogis of all levels for yoga led by experienced practitioners from Dragonfly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA


Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-487-7181
Contact Name: Anne Ferguson
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August 16 - 19 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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August 16 - 19 Juan Li has been teaching Daoist energy practices for the last 27 years. He has created a sequence of practices based on the I Ching, adapted to the emotional and mental...

Cost: $950 single retreat; $1650 for both retreats (8/13)

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: Tao Retreats
Telephone: 212-243-6771
Contact Name: Sharon Smith
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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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With June Edward, “The Massachusette Medium” This is a mediumship gallery with June Edward, the “Massachusetts Medium!” Have you ever wanted to talk to someone on the...

Cost: $55 on Eventbrite, $60 at door

Where:
Plymouth Lodge AF & AM
116 S Meadow Rd
Plymouth, MA  02360
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Sponsor: June Edward “The Massachusetts Medium”
Telephone: 508-259-1231
Contact Name: June Edward
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Guide: Peyton Pugmire Ages 16+ Like meditating with a paintbrush! Escape your stress and routine and re-connect with yourself, your heart and soul - one brushstroke at a time. This fun...

Cost: $85 (includes cost of all supplies)

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Peyton Pugmire
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