Recommended Books November 2015

Spirit Vine November 2015, Recommended Books

In Search of the Miraculous by P. D. Ouspensky, G. I. Gurdieff Since its original publication in 1949, In Search of the Miraculous has been hailed as the most valuable and reliable documentation of G. I. Gurdjieff’s thoughts and universal view. This historic and influential work is considered by many to be a primer of mystical thought as expressed through …

What Are Antioxidants and Why Do We Need Them?

Spirit Vine November 2015

Antioxidants. We hear about them all the time. “Eat your berries and your greens because they are full of antioxidants.” But what are these compounds that are claimed to have a wealth of benefits to the body? And how do they work? Before we explore these fascinating molecules, let’s discuss their rival — the free radical. Free radicals are highly reactive unstable …

Fried and grilled meat may raise risk of diabetes and dementia

Spirit Vine November 2015

Study suggests changes in cooking habits might reduce levels of glycotoxins and help prevent diabetes and dementia. Toxic chemicals found at high concentrations in fried and grilled meats may raise the risk of diabetes and dementia, researchers say. US scientists found that rodents raised on a Western-style diet rich in compounds called glycotoxins showed early signs of diabetes, along with …

Tree Hugging Now Scientifically Validated

Spirit Vine November 2015

It has been recently scientifically validating that not only hugging trees is good for you, but you don’t even have to to touch a tree to feel better. All you need to do is be in the vicinity of a tree to receive a beneficial effect. Blinded by Science is a recently published book, by author Matthew Silverstone, that proves …

The Irritation Is NOT In The Event, It’s In YOU!

Spirit Vine November 2015

What is Happiness? When we say we are seeking happiness what we really mean is, we will be happy when we get everything we want. Unfortunately life is not built like that. Many seek happiness by wanting the world to conform to their desires. They work hard and attempt to influence people to do what they want, even manipulate or tell lies …

How To Quiet Your Mind In Even The Loudest Settings

Spirit Vine November 2015

The building where I used to run a meditation group was on the same street as a fire station; one could almost guarantee that sometime during the meditation a fire engine would come rushing past, sirens wailing. Not surprisingly, people would afterwards complain: “How could I meditate with that going on?” How often have we felt something similar? There’s an …