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6 MESSAGES FROM WITHIN
Dr Charmaine Saunder s deciphers the magical mystery
8 A HEALING ALCHEMY
Shamanism and hor ses have worked magic for the
'Horse Boy'. Stor y by Charlotte Francis
10 DREAMING THE HEALING
Our Dreams columnist Jenny Alber tson shares her
own journey in dreams
14 THE NEGLECTED PARADISE
Paradise does exist, if only for a fleeting moment, says
18 OUR KIDS -- CELESTIAL CURRICULA
Resist the performance pressures and nur ture the
dreamer, urges Nabila Cowasjee
24 GODDESS AND GEEK
Helen Patrice calls on the Universe for her "dream
26 RECLAIMING CHOLESTEROL
Dr Peter Dingle (PhD) presents a compelling case
for us to re-evaluate the "public enemy" image of
Let's think 'sustainability' next time we eat fish,
says Jude Blereau
29 THE ENEMY WITHIN
Naturopath Jeremy Hill examines the troubling
disorder of Leaky Gut Syndrome
30 THE TONGUE AND PULSE
Oriental medicine's Olivier Lejus looks fur ther into
diagnostic methods in TCM
32 YOGA'S DREAM STATE
Chandrika Gibson explores the mind mastery of
20 IN THE FLOW
Jeremy Ball looks towards 2012
22 A NOBEL DREAM
Our Ear th with Adrian Glamorgan
36 THE POWER OF ENQUIRY
Spiritual teacher Gangaji sees peace in our grasp
44 SOUL MATES
Our relationship dreams can come tr ue, says Stacey
45 FILM REVIEWS
45 FREE TICKETS
Ihope wherever you are in our wide
brown land you're enjoying Spring as
it comes into full bloom. It's a palpable
thing isn't it -- sun on your face, a fresh breeze
in your hair and the scent of roses in the air.
So simple and good.
I've really noticed it this year, not just me
alone but people all around enjoying some
stillness and breathing deeply to absorb that
beauty. It's as if, after such a challenging
year, we're drawn magnetically to the healing
lifeforce of Nature.
Of course, the sun will soon have its
summer bite and all Australians will be more
wary than ever this year. But now, when
Nature is at her kindest, we feel nurtured and
healed. And we all need healing.
Our theme this month is Dreams and I'm
happy to leave this fascinating, but ethereal,
subject in the hands of our experts. I just
know I like to dream and the more way out
and wonderful, the better. I know I get some
quizzical looks around my home and office
when I muster the courage to recount the
occasional detail! Perhaps some things are
best left unshared.
On more serious ground, though, my
most fervent dream is one shared by millions
around the globe -- and that is for peace.
There is now, I believe, a real upswelling of
hope that change is happening in our world,
the age of transformation of which we hear so
much, particularly in our own holistic world.
But with that comes a new determination
not to go back to the dark old ways of greed,
division, fear and alienation -- that sense of
"the other " that has been the root cause of so
much pain and conflict throughout history.
It shows now in so many ways and when
we hear of something that really upsets us,
let's also take note of how people are working
to heal that wound. I read the other day that
children aged one to seven are being assessed
as at risk of depression! It's so alarming it
takes your breath away -- it did mine. But
at the same time, there's now a plan for an
early intervention program to make sure
these kids are reclaimed before they fall into
that dark hole. Just the growing awareness of
their suffering offers hope.
Many of you as indie movie fans will avidly
view Michael Moore's latest expose, this time
of the greed of America's banks and how it
brought our world to the edge of a precipice.
(See our review of Capitalism: A Love Affair
on Page 45) But amid all the angst it caused,
especially to middle America, the upside is a
vigorous new accountability and openness.
Ever the warrior, Moore is determined this
outrageous episode will never be repeated.
And he calls on us all to take up the baton
from him as he is visibly fading.
And perhaps most uplifting of all is
the choice of Barack Obama as this year's
winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Of course
it's controversial -- he hasn't been around
long enough, he hasn't proven himself.
Sound familiar? But to people who've been
disenfranchised because of the colour of their
skin and to all of us living under the lowering
sky of a nuclear arms race that still persists,
it's an inspired choice.
We have much to dream about, but the
best of our dreams are only possible when
we live our lives with conscious and sincere
In Our Thoughts
We'd like to dedicate this issue to Galina Pembroke, a young Canadian
writer whose work has appeared in NOVA over the past two years, including
"Surrender to Love" just last month. Galina tragically passed away on September
12 aged just 34. We offer our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
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