Alternative Medicine

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Laughter: The Best Medicine

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ~ Charlie Chaplin What is life without laughter? We get so caught up in our self-inflicted reality, that we forget the simple joys of life. Laughter is the best medicine, as its the perfect way to de-stress and overcome some of the difficult times in life. Don’t we all love the company of funny, humorous people? Here’s the reason wh... »

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Seven Ways How Music Benefits your Health

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ~ Billy Joel I remember the time I gave birth to our son, the doctor played some relaxing, soothing tunes that helped ease the process of giving natural birth. Music can have dramatic effect on the human min... »

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Shamanism and the Transformative Power of Drum Meditation

“Shamanism is not a religion. It’s a method. And when this method is practiced with humility, reverence and self-discipline, the shaman’s path can become a way of life.” – Hank Wesselman The wise make one lifetime into many; the many make one lifetime into less. Shamans are intent upon making their one life into many by cultivating a relationship and a dialogue with the multiple sub-selves within ... »

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Walk in the Forest to Heal Oneself

I have always been a nature lover, who appreciates spending time outdoors and soaking in the positive energy of the green surroundings. So I was simply thrilled when I came across a popular practice in Japan called ‘Shinrin-yoku’ which means ‘taking in the forest atmosphere’ also known as ‘forest bathing‘. Spending time in nature is healing energy for the mind, ... »

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Psychology with a Soul ~ Views of a Transpersonal Psychologist

“The reflection, the verisimilitude, of life that shines in the fleshly cells from the soul source is the only cause of man’s attachment to his body; obviously he would not pay solicitous homage to a clod of clay. A human being falsely identifies himself with his physical form because the life currents from the soul are breath-conveyed into the flesh with such intense power that man mistakes... »

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The Healing Power of Rain Water

Living amidst nature can be such a beautiful learning experience, one of the lessons we learned while we were living in the countryside was the importance of water. During summer, temperatures would soar up to 42 degrees Celsius (107 Fahrenheit) inside the house and it was even more outside. But the most gruesome challenge was the lack of water; we were living on rain water that collected in the g... »

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Carl Jung’s Psychological Diagnosis Using Mandalas

Mandalas have been used in many ancient cultures like Buddhism, Hinduism, Native American, Australian Aboriginal as a symbol of the universe and wholeness. Literally speaking, mandala is a geometrical form – a square or a circle – abstract and static, or a vivid image formed of objects and/or beings. It’s a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our connection with the infinite. Interesting... »

The Medical Benefits of Marijuana

The Medical Benefits of Marijuana

Nature has the cure for every disease, we only need to be aware and open to accepting the cure. I came across a heart-rending story of a three-year old boy, Cashy Hyde, who successfully fought his second bout of Terminal cancer after his father, Mike Hyde, started giving him Cannabis oil without the knowledge of the doctors. Here are several cases of the astounding benefits of Medical marijuana in... »

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Iboga – The Visionary Root of Africa

The use of hallucinogens in religion is an ancient practice, where sacred plants are ingested to either connect/communicate with the spiritual world, for healing purpose or divination. One such visionary and medicinal shrub lying deep in the heart of West-Central Africa in the jungles of Gabon, is Tabernanthe Iboga. The Bwiticult, a religion followed by the tribes in Gabon, worship Iboga tree as t... »

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A Journey to the Sacred Realms of Ayahuasca: II

This is the second part of the interview with spiritualist Anahata Menon about her experience with Ayahuasca deep in the Amazon jungles of Peru, healing nature of this sacred plant and alternative healing as compared to modern interventions. How has it transformed your life? I have tried to portray the essence of an Ayahuasca ceremony in one of the chapters in my book Song Journey Home, and I enco... »

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