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Unity World Day of Prayer

UNITY VILLAGE, Mo. – Association for Global New Thought leadership council members will be the featured keynote speakers at Unity Village on Thursday, Sept. 14, during the 13th annual celebration of the Unity World Day of Prayer. All World Day of Prayer events will be available via streaming video on

The Association for Global New Thought works for planetary transformation based on universal spiritual truths, reflecting core teachings of the world’s great spiritual traditions. It focuses on peace, justice, healing, and self-realization.

Unity World Day of Prayer is a worldwide prayer activity designed to raise the spiritual awareness of humankind through a united expression of faith. All events are free and are open to the public. The event was first observed in 1994. It is organized by Unity and its transdenominational prayer ministry, Silent Unity. Millions of people have been the focus of prayer during special Unity World Day of Prayer vigils held each year at many of the nearly 900 Unity churches and centers around the world. Last year, the names of an estimated 1.3 million people were prayerfully acknowledged during the prayer vigil at Unity Village.

"At Unity, we know that prayer works," said Unity president Charlotte Shelton. "We host World Day of Prayer as an opportunity for humankind to experience a transformation of health, abundance, and love on a global level."

Benefit for Marcie New

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – A benefit event, featuring entertainment, desserts, beverages and a silent auction and drawing for a deluxe weekend for two in Duluth, will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, to support Marcie New, a Twin Cities chiropractor who is battling one of the most aggressive forms of inflammatory breat cancer.

New’s son Josh died in December, and shortly afterward, she learned of the cancer. Treatment is so aggressive that New has had to close her chiropractic practice. She has no disability insurance and her work is her sole source of financial support. Many of her treatments are not covered by insurance. New, a graduate of the Northwestern College of Chiropractic, helps support the work of Angeles Arrien and Patrick O’Neill in the Twin Cities and is a soprano in the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir.

The benefit event will be at Northwestern Health Sciences University, 2501 W. 84th St., in Bloomington.

Echo Bodine, a psychic, author, healer and teacher, will serve as emcee, and gospel singer Robert Robinson will perform, as will legendary folk singer Ann Reed. Many local artists and merchants are contributing high quality items for the silent auction.

Tickets are $30. To purchase tickets by phone, call Mary Elizabeth Grosscup or Carol Gravseth at (952) 935-2684. E-mail [email protected]. By mail, send $30 per ticket to: Mary Grosscup, 11953 Bradford Road, Minnetonka, MN 55343, payable to the "Marcie New Fund." Please include your name, home address, telephone number and desired number of tickets.

Fire, walk with me

STILLWATER, Minn. – Unlimited Network™ founder Arne Rantzen will lead an evening of Firewalking and fellowship from 5-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, near Stillwater. Organizers say the Unlimited Firewalk™ is an opportunity to "celebrate your highest potential and overcome your fears through the powerful feat of walking on fire."

Event producer Shannon Helland, owner of Living and Breathing Wellness, notes that the goal of walking on fire "is to have a tangible experience of dissipating your fears and saying ‘yes’ to fully expressing your aliveness."

"Imagine standing in front of a bed of blazing coals," she says, "completely engaged in the present moment, in harmony with yourself and the fire. All of your weaknesses, fears, and doubts up to this moment have been brought with you. But now you can make a choice, a choice to move beyond all of this. With the permission granted to yourself and from the fire, a surge of inspiration moves through you from your core. You step across the fire, saying ‘yes’ to your aliveness as people witness your mastery and cheer you on."

For information or to register, contact Helland at (952) 835-2751 or e-mail [email protected].

From churches to temples of initiation

MINNEAPOLIS – Rev. Carol E. Parrish, Ph.D., founder and dean of Sancta Sophia Seminary, will present the lecture "From Churches to Temples of Initiation" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Spirit United Church, located just west of highway 280 at 3204 Como Avenue SE.

A fee of $15 is payable at the door.

This lecture will address the transformative power of these times, with a focus on religion. Rev. Parrish explains that we are shifting into a new era – one could call it movement from ray to ray – that demands that civilizations die or transform. In these times we can easily grow disillusioned, or we can seek to perceive the subtle messages that will guide humanity through the changing of the ages.

Challenged to perceive the new approaches emerging from inner reality, ‘soul-infused’ individuals are to bring the subjective one world religion to outer form. The emerging Temples of Initiation will call all to embrace soul-infusion and love-wisdom, Parrish says.

For more details, call (612) 378-3602 or e-mail [email protected].

Miracle of the Breath

ST. PAUL – Andy Caponigro, the internationally known "master of breath," is a former concert guitarist who has been healing people with the powers of the breath since the early 1970s. His private sessions and workshops have provided remarkably effective help for hundreds of people suffering from chronic illnesses and deep-rooted psychological problems which conventional approaches have failed to help.

Caponigro will return to the Twin Cities for a one-day workshop on The Miracle of the Breath, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.

In his book, The Miracle of The Breath: Mastering Fear, Healing Illness and Experiencing the Divine (New World Library), Caponigro describes the powerful systems of breath-control developed by great Hindu yogis and Chinese sages for mastering fear, healing illness and attaining the state of enlightenment. These ancient systems of breath control possess such remarkable powers, because they tap into the spiritual life-force that gives our breath its life-sustaining powers. The Hindus call this life-force Prana; The Chinese call it Chi. Hebrews call it the Breath of Life; Christians call it the Holy Spirit.

Workshop participants will learn a special set of meditation, movement and breathing techniques which act directly to dissolve pain, fear and tension from the mind and body. These techniques are easy to learn and can be practiced at home on a daily basis.

Tuition is $275, and space is limited. For registration or other information, call Mary McNellis at (651) 351-7203 or visit

Subtle body Yoga workshops

ST. PAUL – Six workshops willl be presented in October, led by a uniquely creative teacher provide opportunities to explore the subtle aspects of Yoga through asana, philosophy, meditation, ayurveda and esoteric anatomy.

Faye Berton, who has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has established two yoga centers – Laurel Yoga Studio in St. Paul and Casa Lalita in Puerto Morelos, Mexico – studied asana and philosophy with some of the world’s great yoga teachers in the Himalayan, Iyengar and other traditions. She is a graduate of the Ayurvedic Institute, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner,

and has training in Alexander, Continuum and other somatic disciplines.

These ancient and modern teachings will explore how Yoga can transform our lives in these areas:

• The Art of Balance – Friday, Oct. 6, 6:30-9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2:30-5 p.m.

• Strengthening Your Immune System – Sunday, Oct. 8, 1-4:30 p.m.

• Saucha (Purity) and Light Meditiation – Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30- 9 p.m.

• Whole Body Breathing: The Root of the Breath – Friday, Oct. 13, 6:30-9 p.m.

• Cultivating Peaceful, Powerful Belly – Sunday, Oct. 15, 1-4:30 p.m.

• Approaching the Goddess: Tripura Sundari – Two Sundays, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, 6:30-9 p.m.

For a free brochure, more information or to register, call Karin at (651) 290-2632.

Groning lectures coming to U.S.

In tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birthday of German miracle healer Bruno Groning (1906-1959), a series of 140 public lectures will take place throughout North America this fall, encompassing 45 of the U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.

Medical doctors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will lecture about Groning’s remarkable healings. All events will be free of charge, and each of the lecturing physicians will be speaking without remuneration. Those who are looking for help and healing, or want to experience the life force in their own body, are welcome to attend.

Inconceivable healings, even from so-called incurable diseases, occurred during Groning’s public lectures. In 1949, his name became a household word in Germany overnight. Reports about him appeared in the press, in newsreels and on the radio. His reported healings were violently and controversially debated by everyone, at all levels of society. Some considered his miraculous healings a gift of grace, while others viewed Groning a charlatan. The reality of the healings were confirmed by medical examinations.

Groning spoke of a higher power that comes from God. He called it the Divine power, the life force and the "healing current." He said anyone who knows its laws can take it in freely, and use it to gain help and healing.

Lectures will take place in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois this fall. All lecture dates and locations will be listed soon at: For more information, visit or call (972) 282-1858.

Give a lift

Volunteers from throughout the Twin Cities are sought to help drive people with depression, anxiety or other psychiatric disabilities to regularly scheduled shopping trips and errands. This opportunity for volunteering, serving primarily people in Ramsey and Dakota counties, provides flexibility, mileage reimbursement and the satisfaction of meeting

an important need. A pair of volunteers can be a driver-team (friends, spouses).

Learn more by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at Guild Incorporated at

(651) 457-2248, ext. 36 or e-mail at [email protected]. Visit for more information. Guild Incorporated is a non-profit agency that helps people with mental illness

lead quality lives.

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