Video – 8 hand positions, also called mudras, to assist us in balancing the body, mind and spirit and bringing us to a higher level of conscious awareness.
Valerie Tarico – If we could see our own culture from an outside vantage point, as if we were travelers, the world might look a little different.
Valerie Tarico – In a world that is teeming with humanity, armed with pipe bombs and machine guns and nuclear weapons and drones, we don’t need defenders of religion’s status quo…
Stephanie Lucas – The essence and meaning of the Tree of Life in many modern interpretations is believed to connect all forms of creation…
Brandon West – “Truly great spiritual teachers never practiced religion, they practiced love, and sought universal truth…”
Valerie Tarico, AlterNet Waking Times A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against whether Jesus lived. Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.” In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a […]
Richard Smoley, New Dawn Waking Times Man is born an unfinished creature. He cannot walk or talk or feed himself. Long years of care are required to bring him to even the most minimal levels of self-sufficiency. And yet even after the typical person has reached the stage of functioning that we call adulthood, something […]
Richard Smoley, New Dawn Waking Times “The world,” wrote the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, “is the totality of facts, not of things.” So it is, but facts take many forms. The hard-edged events of ordinary reality are only one form, and not always the most important. This insight can be hard to accept in the positivist […]
Peter Russell, Spirit of Now Waking Times The love of money is the root of all evil. — 1 Timothy 6:10 Why do people value money so much? There is, after all, nothing very attractive about grubby pieces of paper, dirty metal discs, or digital records in a database. Money gives us the ability to obtain […]
Frank Huguenard, Staff Writer Waking Times All of modern Christianity is hinged upon a short, eight paragraph document that was crafted three hundred years after the execution of Jesus of Nazareth. This one brief doctrine of belief, or creed, then determined which strain of Christianity, from the dozens of different sects that had sprung up, […]
Daikan Basho, Contributing Writer Waking Times Many thought leaders of our time inspire us to meditate regularly in order to reach great depths of inner peace and grow our understanding of the nature of our mind and humanity. More and more ordinary people are beginning to meditate these days, exploring how meditation impacts their lives. With […]