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Jun 1 (Wed) INTRODUCTION TO
KINESIOLOGY. Looking for an exciting career?
Certificate IV/Diploma starts 18 June. Are you tired,
stressed, injured or overwhelmed by life? Student
clinic sessions: 25 June, 11 am, call Katha Jones
(02) 4648 0505, www.iikinesiology.com
Jun 4 and 5 (Sat and Sun) THE MIND THAT
CHANGES EVERYTHING and Health, Healing
and Wellbeing. A weekend workshop in Melbourne
with Ian Gawler OAM. 10am to 4pm. Bookings
essential: www.northcotetownhall.com.au or
phone (03) 9481 9500.
Jun 9 (Thurs) OPEN HEALING. 7-9pm. Feel the
benefits in many ways from a group of healers giving
to you. All welcome, no appointments necessary.
Padstow. Donation $20. Contact Christine Kingsley
0418 415 880. www.crystalstargate.com
Jun 10 (Fri) EVENING OF DRUMMING 7.30-9pm.
Feel the vibration at this wonderful evening of unity,
and just plain fun. Bring a drum, rattle or sing till your
heart's content. Revesby. $20. Enquiries or if attending
contact Christine Kingsley 0418 415 880.
Jun 22 (Wed) BEGINNERS YOGA COURSE
- Level 2.From June 22,Wednesdays 7 - 8.30pm.
Learn more progressive Yoga exercises and Asanas
to strengthen the body and increase flexibility. Cost
$135/$125 conc. Bookings required.
Yoga in Daily Life, 102 Booth St, Annandale (Sydney.)
Phone (02) 9518 7788.
Jun 25 (Sat) WORKSHOP. LEARN ABOUT EGO
AND HOW TO LET GO and connect to your
Higher Self to achieve deeper peace and love within.
Bookings 0401 725 230.
Jun 28 (Tues) ACCURATE, RENOWNED,
PSYCHIC/MEDIUM -- GERRY CROW available
for psychic readings and spiritual, shamanic healings
in Sydney. 30 years experience. Be Amazed.
Enquiries and bookings 0449 865 473 or
SHAMANIC AND SOUL DISCOVERY
WORKSHOPS. Sydney June -- August. Ecstatic
Trance Meditation; Soul Journey 1; Couple stuff;
Shamanic journey.Very experienced teachers.
Booking now: Julia 0417 411 465. Read descriptions at
Jul 22 -24 (Wed - Fri) WINTER YOGA RETREAT.
Govinda Valley, Otford.Yoga and Meditation practice,
vegetarian meals, workshops on yoga, health and
lifestyle, bush walks, community atmosphere. Prices
from $360pp.Yoga in Daily Life, 102 Booth St,
Annandale (Sydney) Phone (02) 9518 7788. Email:
GODDESS WITHIN BOOK LAUNCH AND
WORKSHOPS. Melbourne.Thursday 21 July Sacred
Source. Saturday 23 July Mystical Dragon. Full day
workshop Sunday 24 July Angels Trumpet. For more
info and bookings visit www.goddessinabottle.com
A TANTRA Goddess skilled in the arts of sacred
love offers private lessons. Combine sexuality with
spirituality, turn sex into making love, pleasure into
ecstasy. Enquiries 0404 764 894
ACCURATE PSYCHIC,TAROT AND
CLAIRVOYANT readings/healing. Phone/personal.
Spiritual guidance. Life direction, love any issue.
Theta healing, heal from past traumas - limiting beliefs.
www.tarotbycarolyn.com.au Carolyn 0438 790 641
AUSTRALIAN BUSH FLOWER ESSENCES
WORKSHOPS: Level 1 in Sydney (25/26 June),
Lismore (30/31 July), LV2 in Sydney (30/31 July),
LV3 in Noosa (12-14 Aug),White Light Essences in
Sydney (27/28 Aug). For more info (02) 9450 1388.
AVATAR ADI DA SAMRAJ.You are invited to
join us for an evening of spiritual discussion and
a video introduction to the teaching work of the
contemporary spiritual master, Adi Da Samraj.
Every second Wednesday of the month, 7.30-9pm,
Erskineville Town Hall, 104 Erskineville Road, Sydney.
A $10 donation is requested.
BOWEN THERAPY FOR NATURAL PAIN
RELIEF and health. Jason Liddle 0407 355 116,
CALL: (02) 9692 8099
FAX: (02) 9692 9378
CRYSTAL LIGHT BED HEALING. New to the
Blue Mountains! At Body Massage, 226 The Mall,
Leura. Phone Jeanne 0419 403 790
GET HEALTHY, STAY HEALTHY. Learn which
foods are right for you, change negative patterns and
bad habits. Increase your energy, de-stress, better
relationships and meditate. Stress Free Management.
(02) 9609 4881/ 0414 680 713
POSITIVE LIVING SPIRITUAL CENTRE
SYDNEY. Open your heart with love. Join us on
the 2nd and last Sunday of the month at Suite 4, 784
Pacific Hwy, Gordon, from 4-5.30pm for meditation,
uplifting topic, live music.We also offer yoga,
massage,spiritual healing, workshops, movie nights
and monthly one day yoga and meditation retreats.
Check us out on:
RECONNECTIVE HEALING.Transform your life.
Be renewed physically and mentally. Mae Purton
0407 805 859
RINGING CEDARS KIN SETTLEMENT.
Not-for-profit Ancestral Home Initiative. Seeking
co-creators for forming Community, to take back our
Motherland! One hectare per family - $20,000.
www.kinsoases.org or phone (02) 6842 4778
SOUL CANDY MOBILE HEALING SERVICE.
Spiritual healing, massage combination. Effective non-
invasive treatment. Experienced practitioners. Phone
Andrea or Rob on 0403 762 945 after 6pm
TEA MEDITATION WITH RARE TEA,
Wednesdays 7pm, Crows Nest. Other therapies:
crystal chakra healing,rife machine, PEMF, pulsing
colloidal minerals. www.tianhehealingarts.com.au
ph (02) 8197 1662
CAB Audited for Integrity
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Among the wealth of research detailed
in Disconnect, a study currently underway
in Russia -- where children can be subjected
to experimentation -- is pointing the way to
a disturbing future. For the past five years,
scientists in Moscow have been following
two groups of children aged five to 12, one
using mobiles and the other not. Every
year, the children are subjected to a full
battery of psychological and physiological
tests. Findings so far among the phone
users include a reduced capacity to
work, increased fatigue, poorer attention
and semantic memory and a significant
reduction in the ability to differentiate
sounds. They are described as having a
host of functional problems -- difficulties
with learning and behaviour. As Dr Davis
summarises, "So far, their brains do not
look to be different at all in terms of their
structure, but the brains of those who are
regular cell phone users just don't work as
well." It can only be hoped the child guinea
pigs of Russia pave the way for safer use of
mobile phones for children everywhere!
It's a portent of a future forever
compromised by childhood exposure that's
echoed in other research conducted in
Lund, Sweden into the blood-brain barrier
and whether radio frequency can breach
this supposedly impenetrable wall. For the
past two decades, a team at the Rausing
Laboratory for Experimental Neurosurgery
and Radiation Physics has examined brain
cells and whole animal behaviour in rodents
exposed to mobile phone signals. Recently,
the team has found that rats exposed to
such signals for just two hours a day for
a single week begin to leak microscopic
fluid, albumin, from their brains into their
blood. It is the breaching of the blood-brain
barrier that allows anything circulating in
our blood at the time -- alcohol, drugs, toxic
chemicals, cigarette smoke, diesel exhaust
-- to more easily enter the brain. Simply put,
its defences are down.
But even while this microscopic leakage
is occurring, the research shows the rodent
brains look perfectly normal. But the way
the brain works is not normal, showing
evidence of forgetfulness, senility and loss
of memory. Disconnect provides us with a
recent warning from the Lund team: while
noting that intense use of cell phones by
children is unlikely to induce any obvious
or immediate impacts on health, "it may,
however, in the long run, result in reduced
brain reserve capacity that might be
unveiled by other later neuronal disease or
even the wear and tear of aging. We cannot
exclude that after some decades of (often)
daily use, a whole generation of users may
suffer negative effects, maybe already in
their middle age."
Research into the blood- brain barrier
is just one area where we become aware
in reading this book of a concerted,
relentless, deeply cynical campaign by the
mobile phone industry to bury worrisome
research findings beneath a welter of detail
-- and yet more research. A sizeable chunk
of Disconnect is devoted to examining the
machinations of the industry and exposing
certain individuals who have sold out their
principles and the strategies they have
adopted in order to do it. We learn that
the ability of radio frequency radiation to
weaken the blood-brain barrier was first
demonstrated nearly four decades ago.
But most studies since then have been
sponsored directly by the industry with
small, but critical, changes in the design
so that it is predetermined that results
cannot be replicated. Says Dr Davis, "The
generation of negative studies in this area,
as in many topics relating to the cell phone
science, has been deliberate and effective
until now. A tipping point arrives when
the way things have appeared to work no
longer makes sense. I believe that in the
scientific world, we have arrived at that
It's telling that at a Congressional
hearing in Washington in 2009 which
attracted participants from 10 nations,
all bar one of those testifying into mobile
phone dangers indicated they used wired
headsets or blue tooth devices to reduce
direct exposure to their brains. The one
exception is strongly identified in the
book as an apologist for the mobile phone
There is so much more in Disconnect
to cause great concern -- the prevalence
of brain tumours among heavy phone
users now showing up after one decade
of widespread use, the warning from a
Swedish medical researcher that those
who begin using a mobile phone before
the age of 20 run a five times greater risk
of developing brain cancer, reduced sperm
counts in men who keep their phones
in their pockets, a three fold increase in
tumours of the parotid gland in the cheek
since 2003 among Israelis, among the
highest users of cell phones in the world,
the fact that mobile phones now carry
health warnings, in small print of course,
on the paperwork that comes with the
package, the "tiny print and obfuscating
language" yet another example, Dr Davis
charges, of the profound "disconnect"
between what the industry would have us
believe and what is actually the case.
No one can deny that mobile phones
are now an intrinsic part of our society;
the challenge for us all is to acknowledge
their risks and impose standards that
protect the most vulnerable, children,
and take steps like requiring phones to
be sold with earpieces and speakerphones
-- and then make a point of using them.
As in so many areas of life, it is only
through conscious and determined
individual action, led, as in this case, by
people of courage and dogged persist-
ence that meaningful change can be
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