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A Miracle in Scientific American

In the latest issue of Scientific American, Michael Shermer describes an amazing and beautiful synchronicity that happened the day of his wedding,That this spontaneous and numinous experience happened to one of the world’s most prominent debunkers of such experiences may, like the dot of yin in the fullness of yang, portend a fundamental transition.

In the Midst of the Myth

Julia Julieta Casimiro de Pineda, one of the founders of the
International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, lives in Huautla de Jiménez, in the
Mexican state of Oaxaca. All of Huautla feels
like an ongoing ceremony. Daily life seems to be ordained by a
predetermination,
as if every single action had a higher purpose.

Use the Power of Ritual

Quietly bearing witnessing to an injustice
can carry more moral force than railing against it. A ritual can
give a political gathering a stronger storyline. The ritual you choose need not be elaborate for it to have a powerful impact.

Raving Not Drowning

Coping with the family of someone who
has killed themselves, or whose life has ended in an equally intense moment of
peak tragedy is itself a peak experience, and requires  awareness and perspective so as not to
succumb to emotional vertigo.

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