The Ice is Melting + Ritual: Correcting the Damage of Modernity + Spiritual Practice in a World at War + Opening the Sacred Doorway + Aloha, the Breath of Love + Relating to the Sacred + There is No Sufi Here + The Path of Fire-Filled Devotion + Nature Spirits, Ancestral Spirits, and the Sangoma

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Contents

The Ice is Melting
This address to the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit calls for reconciliation and realignment with the laws of nature.
by Chief Oren R. Lyons

Ritual: Correcting the Damage of Modernity
Rituals can be brief moments of connection or multi-day choreographed events, and the power of invocation is real. Can modern society handle it?
by Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé

Spiritual Practice in a World at War
From the frontlines of social activism to the frontlines of Iraq, people are finding contemplative spiritual practice as a way to be more conscious and effective in action.
by Richard Reoch

Opening the Sacred Doorway
An American acupuncturist discusses his journey into Huichol shamanism and how any serious spiritual path requires a teacher.
by Eliot Cowan

Aloha, the Breath of Love
A meditation on the source of all things. You don’t have to be Hawaiian to feel the spirit of place.
by Kahuna Lei’ohu Ryder

Relating to the Sacred
It’s easy to lose the sense of the sacred in the modern world. What can we do to regain our relationship with Divine?
by Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

There is No Sufi Here
Why you can never find a Sufi, the power of the Dances of Universal Peace and the true meaning of jihad.
by Shaykha Tasnim Hermila Fernandez.

The Path of Fire-Filled Devotion
Thirty-four years of studying and translating Sanskrit texts inspires a lesson on the Path of Fiery Devotion, the Path of Grace.
by Shyamdas

Nature Spirits, Ancestral Spirits, and the Sangoma
Could the solution to what ails the world lie in investigating the beliefs and methodologies of the ancestors?
by Colin Campbell

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