Trees of Knowledge

A modern earthbound spirituality seeks to rekindle the relationship between man and nature that was obliterated by the emergence of industrial and later technological society. People of older civilizations encountered the forces of nature in every aspect of their daily life and they interpreted this experience religiously. Trees became powerful spiritual symbols in many ancient…

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The Autumnal Equinox

In late September we celebrate Mother earth in her full maturity: it is the height of the harvest and the land is abundant with crops. In Ancient Ways, Pauline Campanelli reminds us that the English word mother comes from the Latin mater, which shares the same linguistic root as the words material and matter. The…

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A Mindful Morning Ritual

The morning is arguably the most important part of your day, because all that happens in the first hour after you wake up, externally as well as internally, sets the tone for the rest of your day. There is nothing worse than waking up feeling stressed, anxious and drained of energy. A mindful morning ritual…

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