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Archive for October 2016

UNDERSTAND AYURVEDA HERBAL FORMULATIONS!

Plants are potent healing allies. When you first encounter a mind-boggling list of herbs in an Ayurveda formulation, do you feel excitement, interest, intrigue, or overwhelm? All of the above? Wading into herbal medicine from the shallows to the deeps, it can be wise to get to know a single herb or plant first. It’s…

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MOBILIZING OUR SENSES FOR HEALING

Our country is melting down. The planet is on fire with change. When I first wrote this, it was Independence Day, a new moon, July 4, 2016. The latest killings had not yet happened. I was looking into the past to 1855 when the Republican Party was first formed, to support what its members saw…

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THE HOPI PROPHECIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE

It must have been the late 1970s. As staff at Lama Foundation, the spiritually eclectic community in the mountains north of Taos, New Mexico, we were excited. We were hosting a first – ever (for Lama) solar energy gathering. We felt properly enthusiastic and righteous about this earth-affirming work. At the last moment, we were…

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HOPI PROPHECY AND GUN TECHNOLOGY

This is the second in a series of three blogs about the Hopi prophecies. In the first blog published on line last month, the relationship of the prophecies to current electro magnetic technology was explored. It’s important to understand that the Hopi prophecies do not focus on the idea that all technology is bad. Rather,…

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HOPI PROPHECY ROCK AND ELOCTROMAGNETIC TECHNOLOGY

The Hopi people of the indigenous southwestern United States have orally passed down prophecies about the planet and its people through their elders with great care for generations. Some of these prophecies have also been recorded in visual form. This is the case with Prophecy Rock, a pictograph found in an outcropping of stones near…

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PLAYING WITH GLUTEN FREE CHAPATIS

When working on The Ayurvedic Cookbook some 27 years ago with my co-author Urmila Desai, I spent weeks trying to create a decent wheat-free chapatti. To not much avail. It seemed like it would benefit a lot of people, including Kaphas. While friends told me that certain brands of wheat-based chapati flour were easier for…

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SUSAN AND GINA AND LIZ AND ALL OF YOU

It was quite a while ago. I was teaching my first cooking class at Kripalu in Massachusetts, and it was a small group, perfect for learning. As we went around with the introductions that first session, there was this exuberant dark-haired woman who was incredibly enthusiastic about Ayurveda – and my cookbooks. Huh. I didn’t…

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DAKINI DAY ZUCCHINI

This moment will not last. The zucchini and fresh basil around us will last a little longer. It’s August, they surround us, time to eat them. I’m writing from what some friends kindly call a “rustic” place in the woods. It’s become a great place to retreat to, with all the amenities of your average…

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SO WHAT ARE WE GENERATING HERE?

Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, in what was to become a famous letter as he was being held in the Birmingham jail for a non-violent civil rights action in Alabama in 1963, “Actually, time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively. … We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that…

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