Spirituality & Health is for people who wish to explore the spiritual journey-the journey to self knowledge, authenticity and integration. It offers you inspiration for the practice, people and ideas of the current spiritual reawakening. We cover all points of view on spiritual questions, drawing on the world's wisdom traditions as well as science, psychology, sociology and medicine.
SPIRITUALITY & HEALTH • 25 YEARS OF TOTAL ALIVENESS
FROM THE EDITOR
Spirituality & Health • volume 26, number 2
Pete Sandker • S+H lead digital editor Brenna Lilly spoke to artist Pete Sandker about walks in the woods, childhood inspiration, and the following call of art. Find Pete’s art throughout the issue.
WILL JEHOVAH DENY ME IMMORTALITY?
NAVIGATING WITH SOUL
5 BENEFITS OF VIRTUAL YOGA • In an ideal world, practicing yoga among others would always be better. But in reality, virtual practice may be best.
CONNECTIONS • The river was deep, but so clear that I could see each spot on the brook trout’s back. The sky was gray with spring rain and the birds sang. Horses grazed and wandered the bank, maybe watching the trout as well.
NAKED TRUTH AND THE STORYTELLING ANIMAL • Evolutionary Neuroscientist PEGGY LA CERRA tells us why it’s time to take a deep dive into the ultimate story: Reality.
THE PREIDLHOF WAY • Spa aficionado MARY BEMIS visits a magical retreat in Italy’s South Tyrol.
HAWAII WAS HELL UNTIL HOOPONOPONO KE ALA • When Olympic gold medalist OLIVER FIX moved to Hawaii, the way he had learned to do things did NOT work.
THE ANCIENT SCIENCE OF HONEST PROPHESY • Archaeologist BRADY KIESLING explains how Greeks dealt with bribed gods using perhaps the world’s first double-blind experiment.
The Source of The Declaration of Independence • FREEDOM IS WHAT MAKES AMERICA AMERICA. AS WE APPROACH OUR NATION’S 250TH BIRTHDAY, WE SHOULD TAKE A RESPECTFUL LOOK AT WHERE THIS IDEAL OF FREEDOM CAME FROM.
A Surgeon’s Long Night’s Journey into PTSD • As a neurosurgeon, the Intensive Care Unit used to be my safe place. Over the past few decades, I have consigned thousands of individuals to be intubated and placed on ventilators. As a veteran of Desert Storm, I have participated in research studies to evaluate brain function among my fellow veterans afflicted with PTSD.
TALES OF TWO FRIENDS
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT PTSD
BECOME A Connoisseur of time
THE 4 RADIANT FORCES
HOW RADIANT FORCES SHAPE PERSONALITY
A REAL TREASURE STORY
THE MAP OF 16 TREASURES
Put Your Wisdom to Work • PEOPLE ARE FINDING THEIR HIGHER PURPOSE BY SHARING THEIR SPIRITUAL GIFTS, INTERESTS, AND SKILLS.
EMBRACE YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH SPURT.
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Animal Chaplaincy Training from Compassion Consortium
The Haden Institute
THE EMPATH SURVIVAL TOOLKIT • Empaths have a gift for sensing subtle energies and/or emotions from people, pets, objects, and even the planets, which can lead them to feel overwhelmed or depleted. Whatever your sensitivities, these tools can help you embrace your gifts while keeping you grounded and focused.
Beautiful Trauma • Wisdom from Buddhist, Pagan, and Indigenous traditions can help us heal ourselves and the world.
Relighting the Cauldron
Opening to Darkness
Tori and Lokita
Pasado en claro
RESILIENCE AND PRAYER
WHEN WILL I BE RICH ENOUGH TO GIVE?
ODE TO A HOLLYWOOD MOUNTAIN LION
ONE MORE THING