The morning after the massacre in a Colorado movie theater, Portland-based author and psychotherapist, Julia Ingram, saw the college photo of the alleged killer and thought, “What a sweet face.” Then she wondered if he had once been a sweet boy.
Ingram asks a provocative question: Along with re-energized discussions about gun control in this country, can we find the will and courage to confront the great sickness of our nation — violence.
Read this and other in-depth articles:
Watch the New Connexion Astrology Forecast for September/October 2012 and find out why you might be feeling things more deeply this fall.
If you love reading about your astrology sign in New Connexion Journal, check out this video feature with host Vicky Thompson and astrologer Mark Dodich. The astrology forecast comes alive with expert commentary and sage advice about love, money, relationships and spiritual growth.
Quantum Spiral Healing: Light Weaving for Reiki Practitioners with Sheila King
Saturday, September 1, 10:30 am-5:30 pm, $85
Happy Pets with Flower Essences with Lila Devi
Friday, September 7, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Animal Communication Through Flower Essences with Lila Devi
Saturday, September 8, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $20
Your Name is Your Number with Marcy Heller
Saturday, September 8, 1:30-5:30 pm, $40
Working with Crystal Energy with Martha Sears
Saturday, September 8, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Chronic Pain Resolution Magic: What If You Could Reduce Chronic Pain Symptoms Until They Disappear? With Olivia Roberts
Sunday, September 9, 2-4 pm, $20
Transpersonal Psychology and The Healing of Emotions with Uma Krishnamurthy
Tuesday, September 11, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Drop-In Meditation with Anna Bredahl
Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-6:30 pm, no charge
Get Ready for Saturn in Scorpio with Mark Dodich
Thursday, September 13, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Ego to Soul: Telepathic Communication with Nature with Carole Devereux
Friday, September 14, 7-8:30 pm, $12
Change Your Thoughts Change Your Reality with Sunil Varma
Saturday, September 15, 10:30 am-12 pm, $12
Heart Fire: Practices to Awaken, Expand, and Engage Your Heart with Michael Faith
Saturday, September 15, 1:30-5:30 pm, $40
As a psychotherapist for 25 years I now use this process in my practice. The results have been quick, profound and long lasting. You too can live your life the way you want it!
Listen to Bruce Lipton by clicking here.
To schedule a session and workshop schedule visit www.beliefmantra.com
Special Events at RoseSprings Center
New Classes and Events:
Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa Dance Lessons with Dennis Smith, Dance Instructor
Sundays, September 9-October 7, 4:45-6:15 pm, $30/each
Stone Grid 1 with Elaine Smith, Integrative Healer
Tuesday, September 11, 7-9 pm, $35
“Me Manifested” Meditation Class with Hope Suggit, Soul Coach
Saturday, September 15, 9:30-10 am, $5
Exploring Earthly Treasures with Hope Suggit, Crystal Specialist
Saturday, September 15, 10-11 am, $5
Goddess Gathering with Rev. Linda Baker, Facilitator
Thursday, September 6, 7-8:30 pm, $5
Sacred Drumming at RoseSprings Center
Sunday, September 9, 7 pm, $5
Tarot Night with Nekole Miller, Intuitive Reader
Thursday, September 13, 7 pm, $5
Tai Chi CosmoDynamics with Master Katie Varenne
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm, $15 drop in, $65/5 sessions, $110/10 sessions
Pranic Healing Clinic with Brett Dunn & Fanci Stow, Pranic Healers
Mondays, 7-9 pm, donation
Isshinryu Karate-dos with Sensei, Matthew Borthwick
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, fee varies
Energy Healing Class with Rhonda Courtemanche, Energy Healer, Intuitive Channel and Spiritual Teacher
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm, $5
Yoga: Honor the Wisdom Within You with Carole Cotton-Figueiredo, Certified Instructor
Fridays, begins September 7, 9:30-10:30 am, $10
Pardio Zumba with LaTosha Wilson, Certified Zumba Instructor
Fridays, 7-8 pm, $10
Calm Kids Yoga with Carole Cotton-Figueiredo, Certified Instructor
Saturdays, begins September 8, 10-10:30 am, $5
Taken as a purposeful series, LightSong courses provide a cohesive set of trainings full of experiences with time-honored healing techniques, potent initiations and ceremonies.
Jan Engels-Smith would like to invite you to receive a free gift by signing up for the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies newsletter! You will receive a link to a free shamanic drumming audio from her CD Take Your Body with You. Please go to www.lightsong.net and click on “Newsletter Sign up” to receive your free gift.
Fall Classes 2012
Soul Retrieval Training with Jan Engels-Smith
Friday-Sunday, September 14-16
Level 1: Through the Rabbit Hole with Jan Engels-Smith
Friday-Sunday, September 28-30
Level 2: Residential with Jan Engels-Smith
Tuesday-Sunday, October 2-7
LightSong Community Events
Reiki Circles with Colleen Benelli
First Tuesday of each month
Reiki I and Reiki II with Colleen Benelli
Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16 in Portland
SoulCollage® with Colleen Benelli
Monday, September 17 in Portland
Reiki ART/Master with Colleen Benelli
Friday-Sunday, September 21-23 in Portland
Karuna Reiki® with Colleen Benelli
Friday-Sunday, September 28-30 in Portland
Shamanic Sound Healing with Lauri Shainsky
Mondays, October 1 - December 3 (10-week course)
Transform a Painful Relationship Into a Powerful Partnership
Enjoy a teleclass (no charge) with Doris Helge, Ph.D., MCC
Every Wednesday at 5 pm
September 5, 12, 19 and 26, and beyond
Discover the secrets of getting your needs met in every personal and professional relationship. Imagine what your life will be like when you:
Special and Ongoing Events
Friday, September 21, 7-9 pm, $22
As a natural universal energetic porthole, the 2012 Fall Equinox allows us a unique opportunity to ask for the release of karmic debts, situations and challenges. Please bring the following: Paper and pen • Four mini candles in white, yellow, green and black (may be purchased at New Awakenings) • Old pot or kettle suitable for burning candles • Lawn chair for outdoor seating • Drums, rattles or other musical instruments • Poetry or literature pertaining to the season to share • Light snacks to share in celebration.
Massage by Lindsey
Thursdays, 1-4 pm and Saturdays, 9 am-4 pm, $45/hour relaxation massage, $55/hour deep tissue massage, contact 360-721-6368
Along with massage, Lindsey is attuned with the gift of Reiki. Lindsey has also been certified in Crystal Therapy. She uses crystals to amplify the healing effects of Reiki and uses communication and intent to consciously tailor her session to the specific needs of each client.
Bio-mat Healing Sessions
Walk in or call to reserve, no charge for 20-minute session
It’s our way of giving back. Lay back and relax in pure comfort while the Amethyst Bio-mat’s FAR Infrared Rays soothe, warm and detoxify every fiber of your being. Allow the negative ions emitted from the bio-mat to align your nervous system relieving your aches and pains while healing you from the inside out. Let our Bose sound system sweep you away with a free guided meditation.
Soul Healing Classes in Portland
with Master Roger Givens
Roger Givens is a Disciple and Worldwide Representative of Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha, a Divine Channel, a Certified Divine Direct Soul Communicator, and Reader of the Akashic Records. He empowers people to remove their suffering and overcome their life challenges by using Soul Healing. Roger was personally trained by Master Sha to use the teachings of the soul mind body healing system.
Divine Healing Hands Soul Healing Evening
Thursday, September 6, 7-9 pm, no charge
Experience powerful Divine Healing Hands Blessings for health, relationships and finances.
Divine Healing Hands Soul Healer Training Workshop
Friday-Sunday, September 7–9, 10 am–10 pm, $625
Master Roger Givens will transmit Divine Healing Hands to those with a pure heart and the readiness to serve. Instantly offer divine blessings for health, relationships and finances.
Understanding the Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System Workshop
Saturday–Sunday, September 22-23, 9am-5pm, $150
Master Roger Givens helps you understand the healing power of this revolutionary healing system with the frequency of divine love and light.
You Have the Power to Heal Yourself: The Four Power Techniques and Beyond Workshop
Saturday, October 6, 9am-5pm, $75
Learn practical Soul Healing techniques to heal, prevent illness and rejuvenate your physical, mental and emotional bodies and to help others.
Soul Healing and Upliftment Retreat
Friday-Sunday, October 19–21, 9 am–5 pm, $300
Master Roger Givens shares soul wisdom and leads you to purify your soul, mind and body to prepare you for the Divine Order to uplift your soul’s standing.
All events located at Opening to Life Studio
407 NE 12th St., Portland, OR 97232
Animal and Nature CommunicationEver wonder what your pets are thinking? Ever wonder what that tree in your backyard has to tell you?
Tune in to Nature Knows
As an empath, Rita Sandler happily receives communication from animals and nature. Participate in the Nature Knows radio show and experience a mini reading for your pet, your garden, your house plant or anything in the flora and fauna realm. Nature knows no boundaries when it comes to communication.
Tune in: First Friday monthly at 11 am
Next call: Friday, September 7 at 11 am
To join my complimentary conference call:
Access code: 421109#
After the show begins and we've opened up the call for questions, simply press *6 and then 1 to raise your hand. All questions will be addressed in the order received.
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue, an inclusive spiritual community using meditation as a path to awakening, offers Shabbat Meditative Services.
First and third Fridays monthly at 7:30 pm
September 7 and 21, and beyond
1111 Harvard Ave.
Seattle (in the Seattle First Baptist Church)
Portland Healing Arts Fair
Sunday, September 9, 11 am-5 pm
NW Neighborhood Cultural Center
1819 NW Everett St. in Portland
Featuring holistic healers, intuitive readings, free workshops, a labyrinth and more!
Admission: $10. Join the guest list for $3 off at www.portlandhealingartsfair.com
What if you could reduce chronic pain symptoms until they disappear?
Sunday, September 9, 2-4 pm, $20Olivia Roberts, the woman behind Resolution Magic, freed herself from debilitating migraine, chronic pain and fatigue. Learn how her techniques have also been used for a wide variety of symptoms and conditions including irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, ME and depression. Discover how these methods can also work for vertigo, sinusitis, cystitis, neuralgia, panic attacks and insomnia.
New Renaissance Bookshop in Portland
If you struggle with any of these symptoms, Olivia will show you how to reduce them until they disappear. Olivia will demonstrate exercises and explain which methods work best for which symptoms.
Olivia Roberts, author of Chronic Pain Resolution, is a Master NLP Practitioner and Senior Hypnotherapist, Resolution Magic Practitioner and alternative pain-relief specialist based in the United Kingdom.
Brand New Beginner Yoga Series
Sundays, September 9-October 7, 5:30-6:45 pm, $50
Gain a strong foundation in the fundamentals of yoga, breathing, and alignment in elemental versions of all major poses.
Prenatal Yoga Series
Saturdays, September 15-October 13, 2-3:30 pm, $45
Enjoy your radiant pregnant body, work through pregnancy-related discomforts and prepare for birthing.
Living Tantrik Yoga with Chris Tompkins & Friends
Friday-Sunday, September 28-30, $35/session or $100/weekend
In this unprecedented presentation Christopher re-introduces the central practice of hatha-yoga as performed by early Tantriks. Known as Ucchara (the “ascent”), this radically transformative technique is newly rediscovered through translations of ancient texts.
Full Moon Chanting and Meditation
Sunday, September 30, 8 pm, no charge
Celebrate the full moon with kirtan (call and response) chanting and meditation. No charge and open to all.
Bhakti Flow, Yoga Therapy & Adjustments Weekend
Friday October 19, 7-9 pm, $25 all levels
Playful yoga flow to live music.
Saturday-Sunday, October 20-21, 1-4 pm, $35/session or $65/both
Yoga Therapy & Adjustments with Chicago instructor Sarah Starnes. Learn how easily we can heal from injuries and misalignments through yoga.
The Awakening The Illuminated Heart Workshop
The new teachings of Drunvalo Melchizedek
Many people are familiar with Drunvalo Melchizedek's book The Ancient Secret of The Flower of Life which introduced many of us to sacred geometry, the Mer-Ka-Ba and the human energy field. Also the bestselling book, Living in The Heart.
This entirely new workshop, first introduced by Drunvalo in July 2011, “Awakening the Illuminated Heart” is the result of Drunvalo’s 40 plus years of research and understanding of the nature of human consciousness. His entire life’s work is represented here in this workshop. The teachings are ancient knowledge now translated into modern expressions and understandings. This is the simplest, easiest, most direct teaching on the subject of Ascension that Drunvalo has ever presented and provides the inner tools needed to truly enter the Ascension process and to learn to truly live your life and create your world from the Sacred Space of your Heart.
Viola Rose has received certification and encouragement from Drunvalo to share this profound work and is offering the 4 day workshop regularly in Portland and will also be travelling to other cities in the NW as well.
Upcoming dates (click on the links below):
Yoga Therapy: Transpersonal Psychology,
Yoga Psychology & the Healing of Emotions
With Dr. Uma Krishnamurthy
Sunday-Saturday, September 16-22
Ananda Center at Laurelwood
Using sacred texts, learn how yoga can heal emotions and create positive mental health.
To register, contact email@example.com.
Angels and the Afterlife
With Doreen Virtue and John Holland in Seattle
Saturday, September 22, 10 am–5 pm
Best-selling authors Doreen Virtue and John Holland come to Seattle to share how to connect with your personal guardian angels, guides and departed loved ones.
Seats limited, register early at 800-654-5126 or www.hayhouse.com
Dr. Sha’s Four Power Techniques
Learn a 4,300-year-old key to achieving your life goals. Sound power, mind power and body power are known to the Western world, but the fourth power was hidden. Discover how the Four Power techniques can heal a headache in one minute, balance your emotions in just three minutes. Terry McGill is a senior teacher, certified by Dr. Sha. Free take-home learning aids. Visit www.iwillhealmyself.com.
Register at New Renaissance.
Be a Part of the NCX Wellness Night Community!
Join us at New Connexion's monthly wellness sampler of new ideas on alternative health, personal growth and conscious living. Network with others in the community who are interested in whole living. Bring your flyers for our free information table.
Participants receive a $2 discount coupon good toward New Renaissance Bookshop purchase that day.
High Spirits Group
2012 and Beyond with Shastra Luning
Wednesday, September 26
Potluck at 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7-9 pm
$5 love offering
10215 NW 313th Ave.
North Plains, OR 97133
The High Spirits Group provides a positive, nurturing and supportive environment to assist each of us with our unique journey through this life.
The group meets every fourth Wednesday of each month. We listen to a new speaker, presenter or movie, followed by networking opportunities and group interaction.
Questions? Call Jelina 503-201-4201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ravensworkhighspiritsgroup.webs.com.
Braco in Portland
Saturday-Sunday, September 29-30, 10 am-6pm
$8 per session
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
8235 NE Airport Way in Portland
Braco’s silent gaze has been reported to awaken balance and harmony. Group gazing sessions begin each hour (lasts 30-35 minutes). Must be 18 or over.
The Art & Science of Raja Yoga
September 29 - November 20
Ananda Teaching Center
4855 SW Watson Ave. in Beaverton, OR
Learn energization exercises, yoga, pranayam (breathing exercises), meditation, yoga philosophy and more in this 3-month course.
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