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Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition


Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition I have launched a kickstarter project to promote what I hope will be a welcome edition to massage publishing and education. I plan on it appealing to friends and foes of complimentary and alternative medicine and education, science and modernism. Please share your thoughts! I hope… Continue reading Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition

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Shinto Kami and Kamidana


 "…it is not only the divinities of Japanese sacred texts and myths that are considered as kami, for anything — humans, animals, trees, plants, rocks, mountains, seas — which appears impressive, inspires a sense of awe, or exhibits a life-force, may be a kami." - From Essays in IdlenessAmaterasu – Goddess of the sun and… Continue reading Shinto Kami and Kamidana

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Aura Cacia Scents of Balance: Muladhara


  Aura Cacia is currently running a polished marketing campaign for their new roll on aromatherapy line based on the 7 chakras. Scents of Balance has great tips and ideas on their Chakra Journey Blog Their rolls on appear to be reasonably priced but they are a few dollars more than I would have expected depending on the retailer,… Continue reading Aura Cacia Scents of Balance: Muladhara

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Chakra of the Week coming to Borderlands of Health and Wellness beginning June 30th


    Chakra of the Week I am going to be doing a weekly series beginning next week on each of the Chakras on Borderlands of Health and Wellness. There will be basic correspondences, aromatherapy tips, an exercise or yoga pose for balancing each chakra and a recipe to try at home begging next week… Continue reading Chakra of the Week coming to Borderlands of Health and Wellness beginning June 30th

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Wisdom for the Summer


Osho the Zen Teacher was asked "What is the difference between Tantric Sex and Normal Sex?" This was his response: Your sex act and the tantric sex act are basically different. Your sex act is to relieve; it is just like sneezing out a good sneeze. The energy is thrown out and you are unburdened.… Continue reading Wisdom for the Summer

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Numerology Reading


  I ended up with a free sample numerology reading. I have no idea how accurate it is actually but it's free. There are several different systems of Numerology, so many in fact that I now plan to do a post in the next few weeks on the subject so stay tuned! There is also… Continue reading Numerology Reading

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Crazywise: A new documentary film about Mental Illness and Shamanism


http://youtu.be/rDks1H2bzbo This looks like a profound film. I would love to see it and to volunteer my time in some way if possible. Watch the video and if you are so inclined, visit the Kickstarter campaign page here to donate even a dollar.    

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Untangling the story behind the Doomsday Christian Cult that created a Massage Business to hide their activities


The Spa Industry and all of us associated with it, remind ourselves and the public that our brand of holistic thought is about the philosophy of medicine wherein all aspects of people’s needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. Science and Technology are what keeps Modernism within the… Continue reading Untangling the story behind the Doomsday Christian Cult that created a Massage Business to hide their activities

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Sex Work and Massage Terminology


To begin with, let me begin by noting I have been a licensed massage therapist for 17 years.Here is a sample of Professional Massage Therapists Views on Prostitution and how it impacts the Massage Industry:http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/1762/Clear-Communication-and-Self-Protectionhttp://www.abmp.com/textonlymags/article.php?article=584http://not-in-our-name.org/http://www.ncbtmb.org/blog/fighting-human-traffickingI came across this article most recently: http://lorenzobaccala.com/2014/04/26/disappointing-massage-parlors-the-circumcised-penis-g-spot/ One of the biggest criticisms about the Spa Industry that comes from academics such as Kimberly… Continue reading Sex Work and Massage Terminology

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Would you like a beer to go with your ideological purity?


If Spa is in the business of promoting health, is the philosophy of epicureanism the right way to go about dealing with alcoholic beverages? The opposite extreme is teetotalism and for many in the spa world, this is the vision of health that is preferred. But not all spas are on the same wavelength. Take for… Continue reading Would you like a beer to go with your ideological purity?