News from the Edge – September 2007

Edge colleague passes
Edge Life lost a friend and colleague. Aerielle Louise Sargin, a part-time salesperson for a number of years with The Edge and someone very active in talk radio and publicity, died on Tuesday, Aug. 2. While her position with this publication was very limited, the management and staff share their condolences with all those who knew her.

Tending to one’s self
A unique blend of workshop and retreat created specifically for adults for whom weight is a challenge, Tending One’s Self, will be presented by healer and empowerment coach Tut Gramling September 12-14 at a cabin retreat overlooking a lake in Central Wisconsin. Focused learning sessions on removing self-defeating patterns of thinking and acting and replacing them with healthy approaches to living will be combined with yoga, qigong, walking and quiet reflection time. Space is limited. The fee is $300 or meals and lodging. For more details, call 608.448.9752 or e-mail Tut Gramling and her husband, Dan Dingmann, operate Camp Endeavor, a summer camp for youths with weight challenges.

For the fifth year, Minneapolis will be one of 350 locations in 60 countries where citizens will gather to unite in the prayer for peace. Nearly half a million people are expected to take part in Earthdance, the world’s largest synchronized music and dance festival for peace. Events will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at Minnehaha Falls Park on Saturday, Sept. 15. Workshops on yoga and dance, body and energywork, activities for kids and music-with DJ sound, dance and spoken word-will lead up to a drum and dance jam from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by headline artists Michael Monroe and others to be determined. A unique aspect of Earthdance, now in its 11th year, is the Global Synch when participants worldwide say a peace prayer at the same time (6 p.m.), and a new feature, the Global H2Om initiative in which the OM frequency will be broadcast. Four of the world’s major rivers (Nile, Ganges, Amazon and Mississippi) will have underwater speakers sending this healing sound throughout the water. There is a $10 donation, but no one will be turned away. Bring drums, scarves, toys, items for the altar, and food to share at the potluck station, water and non-alcoholic beverages. Also in the Upper Midwest, the Oshkosh Rhythm Institute is hosting an Earthdance gathering at 803 Waugoo Ave. in Oshkosh, WI. For more details, visit

Planetary healing
Spirit United Church, Lighthouse Events, and Kaleidoscope Healing Arts will host an evening lecture and 1-day workshop with author and teacher Anodea Judith, who is considered one of the country’s foremost experts on the combination of chakras and therapeutic issues and on the interpretation of the chakra system for the Western lifestyle. Charting a path through the chaos of today’s challenges toward an inspiring message for our future, Anodea Judith unveils her groundbreaking new book, Waking the Global Heart: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love with a lecture from 7-9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 ($25, or $40 with copy of the book), and a daylong workshop, "Sacred Centers: An Introduction to the Chakras," from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 ($125). Scholarships are available before September 10. Call 612.378.3602. Both events will take place at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Long concerned with the future of humanity, and passionate about awakening our collective potential, Anodea Judith has dedicated her life to healing the wounds in our personal and collective psyches, by addressing the archetypal splits in our guiding mythologies. For more information, visit and

Bridging cultures
"Dots and Feathers," a compelling cultural performance, will be presented by Katha Dance Theatre September 27-30 at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Through humorous, innovative dance and music, with the help of more than 20 local and international artists and musicians, the performance will shed light on the misconceptions many people have of the Native American and Asian Indian cultures. "When we think of Asian Indians, we think of dots on their forehead, as we associate American Indians with feathers in their hair," said Rita Mitra Mustaphi, artistic director. "This performance is our humorous attempt to go beyond those two stereotypes. Tickets are $24 ($15 for students and children). Call 651.690.6700 or Ticketmaster at 651.989.5151.

Animal Speak
Author and teacher Ted Andrews, known for his bestselling book Animal Speak, and his ability to translate esoteric material on metaphysics and mysticism and make it understandable, will present a lecture on "Animal Speak" from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Rosemount Community Center Auditorium. He will explore the magical and spiritual roles of animals and explore myths and misconceptions of spirit animals and totems. Andrews will be proceeded on the stage by local psychic, author and radio personality Tiffany Johnson, who will discus methods of psychic protection from 10:15 a.m. to noon. Tickets are $90 for the daylong event and are available at

Diabetes expo
The fourth annual Diabetes Expo, hosted by the American Diabetes Association-Minnesota, will showcase the latest products and services for people with diabetes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Admission is free. The event offers free health screenings (flu shots are provided for a fee) and the opportunity to talk with health experts to obtain medical and nutritional information. More than 65 exhibitors will be on hand. For more information, call 763.593.5333, ext. 6652, toll-free 1.800.342.2383 or visit

On the water
The Excelsior, Minn.-based Belle Esprit, a boutique and wellness center, wants to play an active role in bringing wellness into the workplace…and on the water. It is promoting Wellness on the Water, a one-day corporate cruise seminar on Lake Minnetonka geared to mid- and upper-level management. Belle Esprit founder Lisa Carl says the cruise seminar is "an outreach to the individuals responsible for decisions that impact others’ lives, by improving their lifestyle and providing education." The cruise will include workshops [how to promote appropriate and positive emails throughout the company, physical workouts, energy and self-healing, nutritional counseling and natural healing] and product demonstration and networking. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served on board the cruise. For more details, visit 952.401.6300 or visit

HUMA healing
Awakening and healing is now being offered in downtown New Ulm, Minn., by Warren Holland, a master healer who offers Huma Transpersonal Bodywork, and Mary Kay Janssen, a psychic medium. They combine their abilities to help release physical and emotional issues, enhance intuition and talents and support the opening of heart and mind. They also help to contact loved ones through mediumship and offer past-life regressions, missing persons investigations, and ghost communications and releasing. For more details, call 507.766.1555.



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