Topic: Spirituality & Mysticism

Metaphors for the Month: August 2017

We are finally at the month of two eclipses with a Mercury retrograde between them. To say there’s about to be monumental change would be an understatement. Leo does not do anythin …

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Mindfulness is a simple practice of awareness.

Here’s how to begin: 1. Notice how you are feeling. If you feel a slight breeze, go into the feeling. If you feel achy, notice every nuance of the ache, then notice something else. …

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An awakening in Salt Lake healthcare?

University of Utah opens new mindfulness clinic Eric looks on as Michael Riquino and Sarah Priddy, UofU social work PhD students,experiment in the lab. Many mindfulness meditation …

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A Woman with Spirit

Jung Society of Utah plays host to Lisa Williams, medium. Many young children talk to imaginary friends—but as a child, English-born medium Lisa Williams didn’t realize other child …

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Yoga: Why Practice Mindfulness?

A diagnosis of cancer and the experience of equanimity, then gratitude. Last July, I had the good fortune to sit an 18-day meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Ma …

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Psychedelic Microdosing for Health

A good acquaintance of mine—his name’s not Matt, but he’s asked that his real name be withheld, so let’s call him Matt— was having a generally hard time with the pressures of moder …

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A Good Move

Vitalize Community and Healing Arts Studio. Over the past six years, the Vitalize space in Sugar House, across from Whole Foods, hosted an intriguing range of events: a Sunday morn …

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Metaphors for the Month: November 2016

Intuitive patterns for November 2016. Osho Zen Tarot: Fighting, Existence Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Fox Mayan Oracle: Organic Balance, Ben, New Myth Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Pri …

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The Novice’s Grimoire: Rose Quartz

Novices, I come to you at a crossroads in my life. I will be stepping away from the world of writing and journalism, at least for a time, and venturing out into other worlds, known …

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Metaphors for the Month

Intuitive patterns for October 2016. Osho Zen Tarot:  Adventure, Slowing Down, Experiencing Medicine Cards: Mouse, Lizard Mayan Oracle: Harmonic Resonance, Center Ancient Egyptian …

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The Novice’s Grimoire: A Little about Ouija* Boards

  Often used by Hollywood as an impetus for catastrophic and horrific events, the Ouija board has become as much feared as misunderstood. In 1973’s The Exorcist, a young girl …

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The Novice’s Grimoire: Bergamot Oil

Hello Novices! I’ve been absent for a long time, and I hope you have been keeping up with your studies! No, I haven’t been on vacation for this long. Instead, I’ve been working beh …

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Metaphors for the Month: July 2016

Venus will bring out your inner flirt, making things very va-va-voom during its transit in Leo.  Osho Zen Tarot: Participation, Projections, Creativity Medicine Cards: Ant, Rabbit, …

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The Aquarium Age: June 29 – July 5

It’s here: Mars Direct starts today at 4:38 PM PDT, ending a long retrograde phase that began on April 17. And while jubilance is appropriate, before you start singing “At Last” to …

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The Aquarium Age: June 22-28

On June 29, at 4:38 PM PDT—just seven days away—Mars, the astrological archetype for the Warrior, goes direct, ending a nearly eleven week retrograde that spanned two Signs (the fi …

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