Two Kinds of Peace

These are days when I have especially appreciated two reflections on peace. The first is from a book about flowers: “Wars and roses have a long relationship. The English civil wars, waged from 1455-1485, over possession of the crown, were called the Wars of the Roses. The name came from the badges of the house…

What Does ‘Love’ Mean?

Here’s a quote from a book with the title, 6 QUESTIONS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: “Emerson said, ‘Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.’ Sure, you think, in an ideal world, maybe. The fact is it’s human nature to want things and…

What Is The Perennial Wisdom, And Why Is It Needed Now?

By Linda K. Myers Before answering the question – what is the Perennial Wisdom?– I’ll go back to when I was 11 years old.  At that age the world really mystified me.  I couldn’t imagine what I would do as an adult in what appeared to me a meaningless life.  I watched my parents go…

Notes On The Future Science

By Celia Coates For this week’s post I’d planned to answer a question a friend asked a while ago: “Why does WINN publish articles on so many different subjects?” Well, all the posts relate to one larger subject – the multi-dimensional nature of reality. But that post will have to wait because I was distracted…

Gandhi’s Lesson On How To Meditate

By Celia Coates Gandhi’s grandson, Arun, wrote, “Bapuji often had a spinning wheel at his side, and I like to think of his life as a golden thread of stories and lessons that continue to weave in and out through the generations, making a stronger fabric for all our lives.”  This quote is from his…

We’ll See What Happens

By Celia Coates We are living in a time filled with many uncertainties and the phrase – “We’ll see what happens,” – is one we hear often. This week’s post is a reprise of one published after the 2016 Presidential election when I wrote, “This week half the country is cheering and the other half…

How To Choose Your Prince – Or Princess

Some of the best advice about how to make a good marital choice is in a children’s book published in 1967: PICKLE-CHIFFON PIE. It’s not like the usual sources of wisdom, but wise it is. Jolly Roger Bradfield is both the author of this book’s clever words and the artist who created its goofy, lively, charming…

LEARNING TO HATE …

NEW SCIENTIST is one of my favorite magazines and more than one WINN post has included research found on its pages. The first one, two years ago, presented a charming discovery that involved diversity and cooperation in the natural world. Researchers had found that “a crab, a shrimp and a fish” had teamed up for their…

Good Lessons

Last week I read this statement by a Shoshone elder: “Do not begrudge the white man his presence on the land. Though he doesn’t know it yet, he has come here to learn from us.”  It’s from a book by Kent Nerburn  – VOICES IN THE STONES: Life Lessons From The Native Way– and it reminded…

Healing and the Practice of Medicine – The Work of Evarts Loomis, M.D.

Evarts Loomis (1910 – 2003) was a pioneering physician. Last year I had the good fortune to read the unpublished manuscript about his practice of holistic medicine. He preferred to be called Evarts rather than Dr. Loomis, and here are a few excerpts from his writing that let us know something about him. Evarts wrote:…

One Story and One Poem

Animals naturally notice and size each other up – is this a friend or an enemy, prey or threat, dominant or insignificant? We’ve kept some of that survival behavior and, although it wise to be aware of strangers, we often load up our noticing others with clouded judgment about what people are worth. Here is…

Remote Viewing Discoveries

First the story, then a few comments: More than twenty years ago, Remote Viewing (RV) was promoted as a new method for discovering and using the psychic ability of clairvoyance, or extrasensory sight. Since I’d been learning about human consciousness and what our minds can do, I was very curious about this kind of ESP….