Mervat Nasser, MD, M.Phil
2.18.12 (Webinar Recording: 1 hr 8 min, 83 Mb)
The Hermetic philosophy represents the intellectual, philosophical and reflective tradition of ancient Egypt. It reached us through the Corpus Hermeticum, manuscripts collected in the city of Alexandria in the second and third centuries. Its enduring legacy is reflected in the work of major European figures of science, philosophy, art and literature, and in its tendency to emerge at times when humanity is faced with difficulties and uncertainties. Its appeal in our post-modern era stems from our disillusionment with the reductionist view of science and also our rejection of a religious extremism that threatens humanistic values. Hermeticism, on the other hand, preaches no religious dogma but offers instead harmony, reconciliation and transformation.
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Jeff Migdow, MD
10.26.10 (Audio: 1 hr 16 min)
Prana is the Sanskrit word for universal energy or “life force,” and in the yogic tradition prana is seen as pervading and animating the universe, flowing through all things, including us. The practices of Prana Yoga are designed to increase the flow of prana in our bodies and minds to facilitate healing and expand consciousness.
Lorna Byrne interviewed by Ralph White
6.18.10 (Audio: 1 hr 41 min)
Lorna Byrne grew up in a poor family in ’50s Ireland, and has been seeing and talking to angels since she was a baby. She only began to speak publicly about her angelic experiences with the recent appearance of her best-selling book Angels in My Hair. Her message is simple—help is out there, everyone regardless of religion or belief has a guardian angel, and angels are waiting to give spiritual guidance and share their wisdom with us.
Paula Oleska, MA
5.19.10 (Audio: 11 min)
Do you feel overwhelmed? Have trouble starting or finishing projects? Have problems getting organized? The Brain Gym® system of “smart” exercises will help you make dramatic improvements in these and other areas by integrating the left and right brain hemispheres and tapping into the same mechanism, namely movement, which originally helped the brain to develop.
Letha Hadady, DAc, and Christopher Phillips, CCH, RSHom(NA)
4.16.10 (Audio: 15 min)
Nothing weakens our vitality and limits our work and relationships as much as depression. Letha Hadady, leading herbalist and acupuncturist, and Christopher Phillips, one of NYC’s elite homeopaths, share their approaches to conquering depression holistically with safe, natural remedies, including energizing and mood-boosting foods, herbs, teas, dietary supplements and essential oils.
Joanna Crespo, MBA, Reiki Master
2.5.10 (Audio: 46 min)
Joanna Crespo is director of the Reiki System of Natural Healing training program at the Open Center. Reiki is a system of bodywork that uses non-invasive, gentle touch to accelerates the body’s natural healing processes, support mental and emotional healing, and give an overall sense of profound well-being.
2.5.10 (Audio: 45 min)
Many of us long to make deep and lasting change in our lives, but often try to do so from a viewpoint that is itself the problem. Meditation can help us make a lasting shift into a new consciousness altogether. Mantras are powerful and ancient sound-vibration formulas that de-clutter the mind and transform our bodies, minds and spirits in profound ways.
Wendy Coad, MFA, RPP, LMT, ARCB Certified
2.5.10 (Audio: 45 min)
Wendy Coad, director of the Open Center’s Reflexology Training Program, gives an introduction to reflexology, a holistic bodywork practice which promotes relaxation, relieving stress, and can aid circulation and assist muscular and nerve function by supporting the body’s own healing process.
3.13.09 (Audio: 23 min)
The Open Center radio show welcomes Peeka Trenkle, AHG, DSH, an herbalist and homeopath, professional member of the American Herbalists Guild and longtime natural health advocate, who has taught the Open Center’s Green Medicine training since 1996.
6.13.08 (Audio: 26 min)
The Open Center radio show welcomes Matthew Fox, PhD, one of the most renowned religious reformers of our era, who is author of 28 books including Original Blessing and A New Reformation and the founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, CA.