Culture & Media articles:

The (not so) Little Book of Surprises

Will Arntz

The pieces in the book have a familiar sense about them; they speak to our inner wisdom. Hade has an uncanny ability to put into words the wisdom of the mystics, reminding us of our capacity for spiritual transformation.

IT’S NOT A TRADE, IT’S AN OFFERING

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I’m always hearing about “empower­ment,” people looking to connect with their own power, uncover their hidden potential. I believe there’s a simple and immediate way to empowerment: look inside yourself and tap into your place of “radical generosity”—make an offer­ing!

Taking Control of Your Life

Glynis

In January, we are entering the year 2017 (2+0+1+7= 10, then reduce down to a single digit, 1+0=1) which breaks down to the number 1. For those of you who felt you couldn’t function in the year 2016 and couldn’t think clearly, the fog is lifting.

A Bodhi Tree Grows

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“One of the guiding mottos when envisioning Bodhi’s new form was to find a way to create an appealing balance drawn from the Transcen­dentalist’s values of wisdom, beauty, and truth.”

TO BE OF USE

Lake

To be of use is more than problem-solving; it shares the same purpose as art, no matter its form: to marry what is with what can be, to forge dream into reality and circumstance back into dream.

Innocence Lost

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A much publicized study by the University of California-Davis’ Olive Center found that more than two-thirds of imported oils labeled extra virgin, the highest possible grade, failed to meet the extra virgin legal requirements.

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos

Celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in San Diego County

Many cultures recognize something special and mystic happening from October 31 to November 2. Some say the veil between worlds is thinnest that time of year, so that the living can visit with the dead.

Dietrich Strause

Review

Strause’s thoughtful musings on our country’s troubled times may have been better appreciated 50 years ago—or even 20—but he’s hoping there’s still an audience for quietly devastating music like his. We hope so, too.

Film – Inez Milholland

Forward Into Light

This year the U.S. is on the verge of electing its first woman president and making the dream of Inez and thousands and thousands of other suffragists worth their suffering and their sacrifices.

Film — Fatima

Fatima (covered) with her daughters

Fatima is a glimpse into the challenges of all of their lives, nut particularly the mother’s. She faces discrimination for wearing a headscarf, is studying French but hasn’t mastered it, works exhausting hours at menial jobs, and as if all this weren’t enough, suffers a physical injury.