NEWS for November 2005


Massage school on MTV
An upcoming MTV program called "Made," which pairs a young person who has a desire to become something with a coach in the desired field of study, will feature a female high school senior from Irondale High School in Minnesota. For this episode, she needed to choose several careers she would be interested in pursuing in her lifetime. One of her career choices was to be "made" into a massage therapist, and she chose Minneapolis School of Massage & Bodywork Inc. because of its 31-year reputation and TV ads.

The show will air on MTV at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, and it will be repeated 14 times on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

"Un-guru" Motwane coming to Cities
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Known as the "un-guru" for his unique approach to dispensing spiritual wisdom, author Amman Motwane brings his practical philosophical teachings to the Twin Cities on Sunday, Nov. 13, at Unity Christ Church in Golden Valley.

Motwane counterbalances the gurus, talk show hosts and self-help authors who specialize in telling people exactly how to solve their problems. His focus, as documented in his best-selling book The Power of Wisdom, relies more on helping people discover how to think for themselves.

"Waking up to your own wisdom is a gift that lasts forever," Motwane said. "You can bring forth your inner knowing when you focus more on the right questions rather than the right answers. Rather than following someone else’s advice, you already possess every answer to life’s problems. Learning how to think for yourself begins with the realization of your own innate knowledge."

Motwane will present a special workshop, "When You Change How You See the World, Your Whole World Changes," from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Unity Christ Church, 4000 Golden Valley Road in Golden Valley. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. He also is scheduled to speak at the church’s 9:15 and 11 a.m. services that Sunday.

Call (763) 521-4793 or visit the church website at for further information.

Transforming the Challenging Child
ST. PAUL – Parents, educators, child care providers, health care professionals and therapists are invited to attend a special workshop, "Transforming the Challenging Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach," created by Howard Glasser, M.A., and presented by parent and teacher coach Tina Feigal, M.S., Ed.

The event will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Hillcrest Recreation Center Auditorium,
1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul. The auditorium is attached to Highland Park Library. Advance tickets are $35 per person or $45 per couple (any two people caring for the same child), and after November 7, $45/per person or $55 per couple.

Ever wonder why typical parenting, therapy, and teaching techniques are ineffective with some children? Learn ways to bring about real change with proven, positive, esteem-building techniques. The approach applies to children with ADHD, ODD, autism or any child, ages 2-18, whose behavior does not improve with typical approaches.

To register, call (651) 453-0123 or e-mail [email protected].

Spirit United seeks minister

MINNEAPOLIS – Spirit United Church is seeking a lead minister responsible for providing spiritual direction and vision for the congregation.

Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, is a spiritual community of approximately 100 active members. The church embraces Ageless Wisdom, Esoteric Christianity and the unifying principles of all spiritual paths that demonstrate love, compassion and unity. Its mission is to advance personal spiritual transformation and the evolution of planetary consciousness.

It is the intention that the lead minister will set and hold the spiritual tone and energy for the congregation, with assistance from the Council of Stewards and those who participate in Common Purpose Meditation. The lead minister also will serve as administrative officer on behalf of the church, in consultation with the Council of Stewards.

Key areas of responsibility include: providing spiritual direction and vision that fulfills the church’s mission; leading and coordinating Sunday Service; planning and implementing administrative duties; providing for member support and growth; and guiding and supporting the educational programs and events that will inspire spiritual students and provide depth of study in selected disciplines.

The church seeks someone with at least three years experience in a church staff setting with demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate programmatic and administrative operations similar to Spirit United. The chosen candidate will demonstrate a personal commitment to spiritual practices, the ability to lead and work with people and the personal energy that is in accord with the mission and guiding principles of the church. Spirit United requires its next lead minister to have engaged in advanced study in Ageless Wisdom, Esoteric Christianity and/or metaphysics. The church prefers ordination from an accredited mystery school or esoteric program.

Spirit United Church, located between Minneapolis and St. Paul MN, is a spiritual community of approximately 100 active members. We embrace Ageless Wisdom, Esoteric Christianity, and the unifying principles of all spiritual paths that demonstrate love, compassion and unity. Our mission is to advance personal spiritual transformation and the evolution of planetary consciousness.

Contact the church office at (612) 378-3602. Visit for more information.

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