Books/Music/DVDs

Deathbed Visions

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Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms: What the Near Dying Hear and See Before Death By David Kessler Hay House, 2010 Softcover, 165 pages, $18 David Kessler is a modern-day thanatologist. That is, he’s a student…

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Mind-expanding Drugs Revisited

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Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation By Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D (editor) Park St. Press, 2012 Paperback, 320 pages, $21.50 Reviewed by JULIE CLAYTON In 1995 a week-long conference was held at…

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Good Will Makes You Feel Good

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The Art of Happiness 
A Handbook For Living By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler Riverhead Books, 1998, 
322 pages, hardcover Reviewed by SYD BAUMEL (The Aquarian Newspaper, Spring 1999)   “Are…

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Fem-powering music

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Winnipeg fem-powerment guru Beth Martens has released her first CD in six years. While her last one, The Yoga Lullabies, coincided with the singer and life coach becoming a new mother, this one sets its…

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat

The Dalai Lama’s Cat

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The abandoned runt of a Himalayan litter finds warmth, safety and a dash of enlightenment in this abridged excerpt from David Michie’s new novel I have a defecating bull to thank for the event that was…

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Sacred Economics

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Sacred Economics: Money, Gift and Society in the Age of Transition By Charles Eisenstein EVOLVER EDITIONS, 2011 Paperback, 496 pages, $25.95 Reviewed by MIRIAM KNIGHT “What is it about money that makes it the enemy of…

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Raw Phytochemical Power

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When it comes to the natural medicinal compounds that abound in plant foods, raw is usually best In this excerpt adapted from their recent book Becoming Raw, dietitians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina hone in…

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