Rev. Alan L. Pritz

Meditation as a Way of Life: A Conversation with Rev. Alan L. Pritz

For nearly forty years Rev. Alan L. Pritz has trained in and taught Eastern disciplines. A meditation and hatha yoga teacher, interfaith minister, spiritual counselor/coach, institutional spirituality consultant and martial arts instructor, Rev. Pritz has spent years applying inner sciences to outer realities. In 1997, he published Pocket Guide to Meditation, a 95-page overview of the meditation process as part of the spiritual journey. Now, the Twin Cities-based teacher has released ... Read More

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Conscious Evolution for the Sake of Our Future

Humanity is now experiencing the birth pangs of a global social transformation the likes of which have never been experienced in recorded history. Never in the history of human life on this planet has there been such a grave and serious threat to the planet that we live on becoming uninhabitable because of the actions of one species that has asserted its dominance. Nearly everyone feels that something big is happening, although the reasons being proclaimed for this are as numerous as the stars, ... Read More

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Winter Solstice and the Reindeer Goddess

A Sami shaman once stabbed me in the heart with a reindeer antler. Here's what happened next. A Sami shaman once stabbed me in the heart with a reindeer antler. That's how the reindeer came to live in me as a spiritual ally. That was twenty years ago, and since then the reindeer has been an otherworldly teacher and healer for me and a protector when I do shamanic healing for clients and groups. Do I know this sounds crazy? Of course. Have I stopped caring? Mostly. There's ... Read More

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12 Rules for a more Peaceful, Happy Holiday

Oftentimes it's hard to find inner solace and elation when the holiday to-do list runs amuck. When the house is strewn with unwrapped gifts and you haven't had time to hang the stockings over the chimney, the season can seem more like an endless burden than a joyous event. Amidst such pre-celebration chaos, these twelve simple rules will help you restore inner peace and experience a greater sense of happiness throughout the bustling season. Rule 1 -- Wanting Everything To Be Perfect Is In ... Read More

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New Books, Video & Music | Winter 2014

Previews of New Books, Video and Music for Body, Mind & Soul Local Authors New Books New Video New Music LOCAL AUTHOR Confessions of a Reluctant Ghost Hunter: A Cautionary Tale of Encounters with Malevolent Entities and Other Disembodied Spirits, by Von Braschler (Destiny Books), 192 pages, $16.95 -- Despite early recognition of his own psychic sensitivities and ability to see spirits, Von Braschler did not seek to become a ghost hunter. He entered on this path through a ... Read More

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The Basis of So Much

An excerpt from God's Message to the World: You've Got Me All Wrong It's not a small thing to be wrong about God. And if nearly everyone on the planet is wrong about God, it's really not a small thing. If nearly everyone on the planet has mistaken notions about God, then nearly everything that everyone on the planet is doing will not work the way it was intended. This is because the basis of so much of what they're doing is found in so many of their beliefs about God. Think ... Read More

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The Edge launches Business Network gatherings on January 7

In alignment with The Edge's mission to bring like-minded and like-hearted people together, the publication will launch The Edge Business Network on January 7 for its valued advertisers. Hosted by Amber Annette, Your Intuitive CEO, this divinely designed networking event will offer participants assistance in finding more success and referrals in their businesses. Join The Edge staff from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday every month at Living Waters Market & Café, 12201 ... Read More

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Sedona World Wisdom Days Festival coming to Sedona

The public is invited to the Sedona World Wisdom Days festival on January 15-19 over Martin Luther King weekend at the Sedona Performing Arts Center to experience a series of brilliant thinkers and visionaries who will positively impact your life and worldview. Sedona World Wisdom Days features world-renowned experts who will present innovative thought-provoking live presentations, including: TV icon Norman Lear; Grammy Award winning musician India.Arie; four-time Olympic Gold Medalist diver ... Read More

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Star Wisdom: Building from Insights

December packs more twists and turns than a paperback thriller. Fasten your seatbelt, throw your hands in the air, and do your best to enjoy the ride. The Solstice New Moon supports you in making a quantum leap out of old patterns and into the new. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)...You get a stellar opportunity to challenge -- and start changing -- an old limiting belief about whether life supports you in being your unique self this month. Just in time, too, because a new career direction or ... Read More

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From the Heart: Pray to be Wrong

I had a neighbor I saw as a nasty alcoholic. Brenda would regularly sit around the kitchen table with her husband, drink, and complain. I did not find any good in her. Then she and her husband took in a young man named Mark to live with them. Mark helped the older couple around the house and stayed with them for years. When Brenda passed away several years later, Mark told me, "Brenda was one of the kindest people I have ever known. She and her husband treated me like a son. I will always ... Read More

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Yoga for You: Savasana Pose

After bending, twisting, and moving your body, the final resting posture in nearly every yoga practice is Savasana. The translation is "corpse pose," which may sound morbid, but it is actually quite beautiful. Corpse Pose symbolizes the death of all before that moment. It's the death of every belief, behavior, pattern, fear, insecurity, doubt and past experience. Many people say that it is surrendering to the earth, and that it is, but Savasana is meant to be a dramatic, complete ... Read More

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Spirited Kidz: The Gift of Traditions

My mum wasn't Italian, but the way she cooked, she could have been! After work, she'd pin on her apron and chop and stir, pound and roll, grate and baste, carve and ice -- and sing. She always sang as she cooked, which is why I realized early on that cooking was more than a necessity; it was also her passion and it made her spirits soar. At Christmastime, the kitchen went into overdrive. Mum was on a mission. It was as if she knew that while my brother and I would barely remember many of the ... Read More

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Spirit Leaves: Embracing Death

The question is stunning, isn't it: What happens when we die? Do emotions, thoughts and memories we've gathered all these years suddenly grind to a rude halt? On reading this month's prompt, I thought the editor intended articles about bidding farewell to loved ones without anguish or guilt. On second thought, I realized he could mean coming to grips with our own death. I began contemplating my future passage. The question of the moment for me became, "How can I die in a peaceful, loving frame ... Read More

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Thankful for a Moment to say Goodbye

My husband, Tim, died peacefully in my arms. A true gift. A true honor. Because we confronted his death with conscious awareness, I'm no longer afraid of dying or living, or of being alone. I feel more peaceful with and tolerant of the differences, incongruities, and contradictions that people present. Nonetheless, I am more discerning and choosy about how I spend my time and energy, and with whom. I now have greater trust in my life, and in my own inner authority and personal guidance ... Read More

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Consciousness in Dying: The Story of Jack Heckelman

My first husband, Paul, and my daughter Kirsten, both died suddenly, so when my second husband, Jack, was diagnosed with fourth-stage lung cancer, I began a new journey -- walking beside someone who was dying. Little could I have guessed the privilege he would give me and our community by sharing his process openly with us. On the day of his diagnosis, walking outside from the appointment, he said, "Oh, what a beautiful day." When the cancer went to his brain, he said "It's a wake-up call ... Read More