Daniel Benor, M.D. and Healing Research

By Celia Coates Dan Benor, who was a ground-breaking leader in his research into the nature of healing, left this life in July at the age of 81. In a WINN post in 2016, he wrote, “I started out as a complete skeptic about healing. … All of my training and experience left me certain…

The New Physics of Subtle Energies and Healing

To honor the life and work of Claude Swanson, PhD  (December 29, 1946 – June 28, 2022), this post will include some of his own words about his lifelong, pioneering research. Claude wrote, “There was a tradition in ancient Europe of a special energy which flowed through the landscape. The same energy was believed to…

Wisdom From Fractals

by Celia Coates Last week Brenda Molloy sent an email that I wanted to open immediately. Brenda is an artist who works with fractals to create stunningly beautiful images. (You can find her two earlier posts by clicking on “By Author” at the top of the Home Page.) In the email she wrote, “This week…

What Is It Like To Be A Bat – Revisited

By Celia Coates First, I’d like to bring forward a post that was published in October of 2019. “What is it like to be a bat?” is the question headlining an editorial in a recent issue of NEW SCIENTIST. It continued, “Philosopher Thomas Nagel’s 1974 question has evolved to dominate our thinking on consciousness. Nagel’s point, simply…

Getting What You Want

by Celia Coates Here’s the first verse of a cheer-filled gospel song, Jesus is on the main line, you can tell him what you want, You can tell him anything you want. And then there’s a joyful chorus, Call him up, call him up, Tell him what you want. It’s from the days when our…

Dreams and Messages

By Ellen Carroll I have learned that everything is connected and I am at peace with not knowing how everything will tie together because life has taught me that at the right time, it will be revealed. Many years ago, my good friend Elaine died from cancer. The night of her passing, she came to…

Behold The Spiritual Experience

  By Brian Luke Seaward Several years ago, Oprah Winfrey asked her studio audience, “Who has had a spiritual experience?”. Over 80 percent of those questioned raised their hands. Oprah smiled and then declared quite confidently, that the other 20 percent were lying. She was on to something. Spiritual wonders span the spectrum of human…

What Do You Want?

by Celia Coates In this country we are in trouble with wanting. There are still too many people who are in want – they don’t have enough food, or safety, or health care, or the other basics of life in a rich country. Actually, they are in need. It’s more than want. Then there’s a…

Suiseki, Or Japanese Viewing Stones

By BJ Ledyard I fell in love with Suiseki at the Huntington Library, Gardens, and Museum.  After Christmas every year the local Viewing Stone Group, Aiseki Kai, had a show in the Entrance Pavilion.  The Huntington is our local venue for family visiting Los Angeles, but I visited even in the years we had no…

Facing Evil

by Celia Coates It is very hard, very, very troubling, to witness the violence of war and the suffering of other people. And when there seems to be no way for us to make a good difference, it becomes a terrible helplessness – the kind many people are feeling now as we watch a brutal…

Peace Prayer

Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth, lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; lead me from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe. *     *     *     *     * This Peace Prayer is from the European School of Theosophy Published…

Reflections on Beauty and Creativity

By Brian Luke Seaward The best time of year to see the northern lights above the arctic circle is during the weeks around the Spring and Fall equinoxes. I was once told that the phenomenon has something to do with the position of the Earth’s axis and the geomagnetic storms of electrons coming from the…