Archeology | An Austrian Pyramid

In the Summer of 2019 Mick visited a mysterious pyramid found in the Austrian Forest.

It is situated in a park with 5 sites known for their subtle energies, popular for healing and dowsing, with the age hotly disputed.

Also take a look at the “Natural Formations” found in the Czech Republic.

For more information about the site –

https://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=18125

Wellness | Feeling loved in everyday life linked with improved well-being

Poets and songwriters may tend to focus their artistry on passion and romance, but it may be those unsung, brief feelings of love throughout the day that are connected with psychological well-being, according to a team of researchers led by two Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) researchers. They added that the findings could one day lead to interventions aimed at boosting well-being.  […]

Source: Feeling loved in everyday life linked with improved well-being

Entheogens | FDA Calls Psychedelic Psilocybin a ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ for Severe Depression

The FDA is helping to speed up the process of developing and approving a drug based on psilocybin, a hallucinogenic substance in magic mushrooms, to treat depression.

Source: FDA Calls Psychedelic Psilocybin a ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ for Severe Depression

La’au Lapa’au | Herbs and Spices of Thanksgiving!

Without the herbs and spices, we associate with our traditional Thanksgiving spread the food would be rather dull.  What would the turkey be without incorporating sage (Salvia officinalis) in our stuffing?  Cinnamon is a must-have for apple pie.  For pumpkin pie, we need cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. And I’d rather not drink my eggnog without a dash of freshly ground nutmeg. Many of us use the familiar Old Bay Poultry seasoning and often, along with sage, this herb and spice mix also includes nutmeg, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, and black pepper.  […]

 

Source: The Herbs and Spices of Thanksgiving!

La’au Lapa’au | HerbalGram Special Sustainability and Conservation Issue Highlights Threat of Climate Crisis on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

AUSTIN, Texas (November 25, 2019) — Rapidly warming temperatures, fluctuating precipitation patterns, and changing landscapes are having measurable negative effects on global flora, including medic […]

Source: HerbalGram Special Sustainability and Conservation Issue Highlights Threat of Climate Crisis on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Cartomancy | November 22, 2019

The ties that bind | Eight of Swords
by Chrisalis

Eight of Swords

The Eight of Swords is a card of restrictions.

These restrictions may have been placed there by yourself or by others, and whatever the case, you are the one who will be required to lift them.

Once you understand this it can be surprisingly simple to begin the process of setting yourself free.

The first step is a change in attitude.

Is there something in your life that you feel is holding you back? Each time you try to set yourself free, you meet a brick wall.

Swords stand for thoughts and mental processes. The Eight of Swords is a card that gives the impression you are hemmed in by your own thoughts, usually negative in nature. Anything you can do to change your thinking will set the wheels in motion to release you from what is holding you back. Counseling, affirmations, positive thinking are all good places to start.

This card can be a warning that if you allow negative thoughts to hold power over you, then you will stay stuck, and things could get a whole lot worse. So you need to take control of the situation as soon as possible to stop this from happening.

Of course it may be that someone else is making you feel trapped, as if you cannot act, or free yourself from a situation. If this is the case, take a step back and logically look at what is being said and/or done to have you feel this way. It may be that you need to take yourself out of this person’s life temporarily, or permanently, to regain your own sense of worth.

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 21, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for November 21, 2019 — ajjava — straight, upright, direct, honest

Tasseva tena pāpiyo,
yo kuddhaṃ paṭikujjhati.
Kuddhaṃ appaṭikujjhanto,
saṅgāmaṃ jeti dujjayaṃ.

The worse of the two is one,
who, when abused, retaliates.
One who does not retaliate,
wins a battle hard to win.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Affirmations

I intend to let whatever my resolution is to be
An opportunity to take my Time:
May I move just a little bit slower than normal each day,
May I talk just a little bit slower;
May I breathe just a little bit slower;
May I listen just a little bit deeper
So that I make different choices,
Circulate new energy into my life,
And bring out the experiences I am destined to have
At the rate that I invite them into my now.

Reiki | Congratulations to our Fall Semester 2019 Reiki Program Graduates

Introducing HP Mark Luz, Reiki Grandmaster, 16th dan, and ordained High Priest of the A&O Order of Melchizedek, from Athol, MA
Introducing Melissa (“Sage”) Gardner, Reiki Grandmaster, 6th dan, and an Initiate of the A&O Order of Melchizedek, from Witchita, KS
Introducing Tina Warmbrodt, Reiki Sensei Shinpiden, from Coer d’Alene, ID
Introducing Jennifer Holman-Goff, Reiki Sensei Shinpiden, from Savannah, GA
Introducing Keidra Hoskins, Reiki Sensei Shinpiden, from Blairstown, NJ

Aloha e komo mai i Mark, Melissa, Tina, Jennifer and Keidra! Greetings and Welcome to the Halau!

Cartomancy | November 19, 2019

 

A box of chocolates | Seven of Cups
by Chrisalis

Seven of Cups

The Seven of Cups denotes a situation, or inner state of mind, where things are not as they appear on the surface.

Confusion can be straightforward, as in you don’t know what to do or what to decide upon as the answers you seek are not clear, or it may be the type of confusion that comes from being inebriated.

Whatever it is you need to keep a few things in mind.

The confusion that you have may not be your own, it can come from someone else as they try to navigate through their lives and are not up to par on being clear. It can come from a loss of boundaries, or boundaries which are so loose that you don’t know where you stand, and every time you try get an answer from the other person you are pulled further into a web of what-if’s.

The best way to deal with the Seven of Cups is to put your foot down and draw a line under what it is that you do and don’t want. If you rely on someone else to do this for you then you may be in for a long wait. You are responsible for yourself. If anyone else is driving you crazy through their words and actions, you are the one who needs to take action and extricate yourself from the situation.

This card often comes up where there is alcohol or drug abuse by another and they are not making sense to you. You have to ask yourself “will they ever make sense to me?” and you then need to take stock of how much you have endured and are willing to endure.

Perhaps life was meant to be a box of chocolates and you were meant to be able to have your pick of your favourite flavour, but if you stay in a situation that this card portrays you will never know the answer to this.

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 18, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for November 18, 2019 — uddhaja — upright, honest

Upanīyati jīvitamappamāyu.
Jarūpanītassa na santi tāṇā.
Etaṃ bhayaṃ maraṇe pekkhamāno,
lokāmisaṃ pajahe santipekkho.

Life is swept along, next-to-nothing its span.
For one swept to old age no shelters exist.
Perceiving this danger in death,
one should drop the world’s bait and look for peace.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.100
Translated from Pāli by Thanissaro Bhikkhu