Inner Coherence: More Lessons from Jack

By Celia Coates Inner coherence is a phrase I first heard Jack Stucki use many years ago, and he mentioned it again last month as his quiet zone.  (www.winnpost.org/2021/11/05/elmer-electricity-and-thought-form-photography/ ) It has to do with a state of body-mind awareness that might be described as calm, cool, and collected. This kind of coherence is about a…

“Love All Around”

By Brenda Molloy Fractals are repeating, self-similar patterns that can be found throughout nature – in the branching of trees or the veins in our bodies, in the tributaries that create a river, in the spiral curve of a fern head or a nautilus shell, and in the seed head of a sunflower. The list…

Elmer, Electricity, and Thought-Form Photography

By Jack Stucki I first met Elmer in 1992 at the ISSSEEM* Conference and it was just very brief – no glue to it. Then, after his wife Alyce died in 1994, the first presentation he agreed to give was at the Colorado Biofeedback Conference. We got a little closer but the real contact came…

Revelation, Realization

By Sally Hilton-Chalfen When I was in college, I had a transcendent experience which nearly resulted in my death. I want to share it because it changed my perspective on life and I deeply hope that writing about what I was shown will help you feel more joyful and confident about living and “dying.” I…

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

By Brian Luke Seaward The next time you glance at the digital watch on your wrist, the one connected to an App that can monitor your heart rate, respiration, or blood pressure, give a nod of thanks to Elmer Green. Known as a pioneer in the study of biofeedback, Green popularized its use for the…

To Introduce Elmer Green

By Bill Hale, Jeff Nichols, and Celia Coates My attention was caught years ago by a friend’s explanation of the purpose for introducing speakers before they address an audience. He said an introduction was more than an opening ritual of praise, it was about offering information that allows us to decide whether the speaker is…

WINN Continues …..

In the Summer of 2016 WINN began publishing weekly posts, and then posts twice a month, until there were more than 200 short articles written by a number of authors as well as by myself. This Summer it became clear that it was hard to navigate the WINN site and that it would also be…

Awe and The Awful

By Celia Coates I’ve been having a difficult time writing this week’s post. It’s about a large topic – mysticism – that’s hard to say much about in just a few words. Mysticism also ties in to the core idea in WINN (What Is Needed Now). Our society has a limited and destructive system of…

When Everything Is Spiritual

By Celia Coates Rob Bell’s book, EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL, has the subtitle: “Who We Are and What We’re Doing Here.” That subtitle made it the kind of book I’m really interested in reading. It turned out to be a wise and iconoclastic page-turner, an unusual book for a Christian pastor to have written. His ideas…

Breaking the Rules

By Celia Coates How can we know what is true and real these days? What is being hidden or masked or maneuvered? When did cheating to get what you want become so common? As I was puzzling over these questions, I remembered a post from 2018 that had surprised me. It had shown me something…

To See and To Care

By Celia Coates 100-year-old Hugh Van Ellis was in the news this past week. He’s the Tulsa Massacre survivor who said, “We are all one. We are all one.” Those are shining words from someone who was alive when white townspeople killed hundreds of African Americans and destroyed their homes and businesses. Peaceful unity certainly…

Lessons from Whales

by Celia Coates I don’t usually read books about animals, but recently I’ve been fascinated by BECOMING WILD by Carl Safina. He writes about two mammals and one bird with several separate chapters each for sperm whales, chimpanzees, and scarlet macaws. The whole book is delightful, but this post will look only at what he…