September 4-8 • Professor Kannan Ravindran
A renowned yoga and acupressure teacher, Professor Kannan Ravindran, will travel from India to Rochester in September to lead a Kaya Kalpa Yoga workshop, an acupressure workshop and will be available for private naturopathic and acupressure sessions. Events will be September 4-8 at Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center in Rochester, MN.
Professor Ravindran was initiated by Sri Vethathiri Maharishi into Kundalini yoga. He later trained under Dr. Devendra Vora. In 2006, Professor Ravindran founded the Yoga, Acupressure Naturopathy Research Association (YANTRA) Foundation.
The mission of YANTRA Foundation is to spread the message of wellness and create awareness around the world regarding yoga, acupressure and natural therapies. YANTRA Foundation is dedicated to teaching individuals to heal themselves without medication. The Acupressure Workshop will focus on the 38 acupressure points of the body. Professor Ravindran will discuss how acupressure works and how to manage pain. The Kaya Kalpa Yoga Workshop will focus on Kaya Kalpa Yoga’s many health benefits.
Pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit www.windoverfire.com or call Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center at 507.281.6649.
September 13 & 15 • Suzanne Giesemann
Suzanne Giesemann, an acclaimed author of nine books, inspirational speaker and evidential medium, will present the showing of a film documentary and a workshop in September at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community:
She will present a special viewing of the documentary “Messages of Hope,” a story of transformation and the afterlife based on her personal experience, from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. She will present the workshop “Making the Connection: Learning to Attune to Higher Consciousness” from 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Advance tickets to the film showing and workshop are available by clicking on “events” at www.LoveAtTheCenter.com or call 888.692.0781, ext. 1.
Giesemann captivates audiences as she brings hope, healing, and comfort through her work. Suzanne addresses questions about the purpose of life, the nature of reality, attuning to higher consciousness and connecting with loved ones who have passed on. For more about Suzanne and her upcoming events in the Twin Cities area, visit www.LoveAtTheCenter.com.
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community is located at 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis. Call 612.922.4272 or visit www.lakeharrietspiritualcommunity.org.
September 14 • Mary Louise Knutson
“Playing By Heart: Concerts with Conversation,” a concert series sponsored by Spirit United Church, will debut by presenting jazz pianist Mary Louise Knutson at 7 p.m. on September 14 at the church, located at 3204 Como Ave. SE in Minneapolis.
Knutson, a Minneapolis-based jazz pianist and composer, has been called “one of the most exciting and innovative artists to happen to jazz piano in quite some time.” Her warm, inviting tone, broad range of emotional expression, and distinctive compositions have brought her much recognition on the national music scene. Her long-awaited new trio CD, In the Bubble, charted in JazzWeek’s Top 10 and remained in the Top 50 for 19 weeks straight. Fresh off tour with former Tonight Show bandleader trumpeter Doc Severinsen and his big band, Knutson has performed with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Kevin Mahogany and Randy Brecker, and as a show player, she has performed with such artists as Reba McEntire, Michael Bolton, Jordin Sparks, Trisha Yearwood, Sam Moore, Donny Osmond, Smoky Robinson and others. Formerly an instructor in jazz piano and improvisation at Carleton College, Knutson teaches privately and conducts a variety of masterclasses.
Tickets are $15 at the door. There is limited seating, so reserve your spot by emailing at [email protected] or call at 651.402.1288. Visit www.marylouiseknutson.com for more information on the musician.
“Playing By Heart: Concerts with Conversation” features local artists in concert and in conversation to provide a more intimate connection with the guest musician and their creativity. The series is sponsored by The Edge.
September 20-22 • Dr. Julia Assante
Mystic and scholar Julia Assante, PhD., will present “Open Your Inner Senses,” a three-day workshop on Sept. 20-22, at Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center in Rochester, MN. Dr. Assante is a highly gifted professional intuitive with extensive experience with the afterlife. She teaches workshops in the United States and Europe on healing arts, aura reading, after-death communication, remembering the future, recalling past lives, and conscious death.
The “Open Your Inner Senses” workshop is designed to open the in-born inner senses, which are the foundations of your physical senses. They include empathy, telepathy, altered space-time perception, and the drive for self-fulfillment. Using the inner senses leads to a dramatic increase in creativity, problem solving, self-trust, perception and spiritual awareness. The techniques taught in this workshop will enable caregivers to see into the physical body of their patients, to access their emotional states and needs, and to perceive phenomena occurring around the dying before, during and after death.
Participants will awaken their inner sense of sight through training in remote viewing and aura reading, the inner sense of touch through charging the electromagnetic fields, and the inner sense of empathy.
Dr. Assante has been a practicing past-life therapist since 1984 and is an ordained minister of The New Seminary. She has worked in tandem with shamans, healers, and gurus from many non-Western traditions. As a scholar, Dr. Assante is a specialist of the ancient Near East, with comprehensive knowledge of spiritual, religious and magical practices beginning with the dawn of writing in Egypt and Mesopotamia. She has taught at Columbia, Bryn Mawr, and the University of Münster (Germany), published in many academic journals and lectured worldwide.
Dr. Assante’s book, The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death, recently won the Nautilus Gold Award 2013 in the category of death, dying and grief. Publisher’s Weekly hailed it as “the most important book on the enigma of death since the groundbreaking work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.”
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, visit www.windoverfire.com or call Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center at 507.281.6649.
September 27-28 • Bear Medicine Healing
Dennis King, descendant of a long lineage of Native American healers and carrier of the Bear Medicine, will visit the Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center in Rochester, MN, on September 27-28. On September 27, participants will experience a powerful group healing session with King, feeling and hearing the bear as true healing powers surround them. Additionally, Mr. King will be available for private sessions on September 28.
In the Native American worldview, medicine is holistic in nature and spirit is considered an inseparable element of healing. Native Americans believe we are all synergistically part of a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts. Many people are embracing a holistic consciousness and in their awakening, and they are calling upon native healers. Scientific and religious communities are beginning to see the advantages of spiritual healing. Many people feel that energy, spiritual or traditional healing methods bring them closer to the Creator and aid in their healing.
Space for this event is limited. Reserve your seat and/or book a private session at 507.281.6649 or visit the Wind Over Fire Healing Arts Center at www.windoverfire.com.
September 27-29 • Max the Crystal Skull
In a rare Midwest appearance, Max the Crystal Skull will return to the Twin Cities during the last weekend in September. Max is one of only two crystal skulls still believed to be ancient. Max is reportedly 36,000 years old. He was found in Guatemala and was given by indigenous healers to a Buddhist lama healer and later taken to Houston, Texas. Before the lama died, he gave Max to Jo Ann Parks, whom he had befriended after treating her daughter. Many people who have had contact with Max have received remarkable advice and healings.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., Jo Ann Parks will give a public presentation at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6350 Vinewood Lane, Maple Grove. Mrs. Parks, an entertaining Texas lady in her own right, will discuss crystal skulls and share how she received Max and kept him in a closet until he started hollering at her.
The cost for the presentation is $25, cash or check. Attendees will have an opportunity to briefly touch Max at the end of the evening. Limited time for private meditations with Max is available from September 27-29. Register for private time with Max by contacting Dale or Sheryl Fisher at 763.420.9017.
October 3-6 • William Meader
International speaker and author William Meader, who is dedicated to communicating principles of spiritual development, will present a variety of lectures and a limited number of esoteric astrological (soul-centered astrological) readings October 3-6 at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Meader brings relevance to the ageless wisdom and its application for our changing times, emphasizing the importance of becoming a practical mystic — one who is inwardly conscious of the soul’s promptings and able to bring grounded expression to them.
- Thursday, Oct. 3 from 7-9 p.m. — Practical Mysticism: The Way of the Future — For centuries, mysticism has been a major force in our quest to experience God and the spiritual dimension of life. Our yearning to find relationship with the Divine is ancient, and has been an instinctual impulse within us since the dawning hour of humankind. Though mysticism has been the emphasis of the past, it is gradually evolving into a new and more enlightened approach to God and our understanding of spiritual living. This new approach has been called Practical Mysticism. To be a Practical Mystic, an individual must be inwardly oriented toward the soul, while at the same time focused on practical action in the outer world. In this presentation, the nature and application of Practical Mysticism will be presented. Methods for blending love and mind will be discussed, as well as a more enlightened understanding of spiritual service. Suggested Donation: $10
- Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Shine Forth: The Soul and Its Creative Destiny — The destiny of the soul is to creatively express its wisdom and love as an act of service to humanity. When done well, an individual’s influence in the world is uplifting and profound. In this presentation, we will examine the nature of the soul as it evolves its capacity to become magically creative. Methods to inwardly recognize the soul will be highlighted. In addition, the ancient formulas used by the soul to influence the mind and the emotions will be discussed. With this understanding, an individual will be better able to support his/her soul as it seeks to shine forth its beauty and creative intention in service to human betterment. This presentation is directly related to William’s published book of the same title. Fee: $110 ($100 for Spirit United members).
- Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1-4:30 p.m. — The Soul of Humanity Evolves Through World Crisis — Whether we consider the events in the Middle East, the devastating tsunami in Japan, or widespread hunger and poverty throughout the world, humanity is facing a global crisis of unparalleled proportions. Yet, when such events are examined from a spiritual perspective, it becomes increasingly clear that we are witnessing the prelude to a great initiatory opportunity facing humanity as a whole. Indeed, it is a period when the Soul of Humanity is seeking to shape outer events in support of an emerging era of human betterment and prosperity. In this presentation, the nature of conflict and crisis will be examined (individually and collectively), and how it relates to the Soul of Humanity and its evolution. Fee: $35 ($30 for Spirit United members)
For more information or to schedule a private astrological consultation, contact Mary Tatone at 425.444.0626 or [email protected] — or contact Ginny Cone at 651.291.1065. For more information on William Meader, visit www.meader.org. For information on Spirit United Church, call 612.378.3602 or visit church.spiritunited.com.
October 4-6 • Pleiadian Seminar with Christine Day
The public is invited to take part in an awakening experience, “Galactic Codes for Your Awakening,” a three-day Pleiadian Seminar led by Pleiadian ambassador Christine Day on October 4-6 in Minneapolis.
Participants will have a direct experience of aligning to their own light energy, working within a sacred dimensional setting created by the Pleiadians. The Pleiadians specialize in setting up an energetic dimensional womb, allowing participants to rebirth themselves. This dimensional womb allows the angels, light beings and masters to support all involved during their birthing process. During this awakening processes, participants will be working directly with the Pleiadian and Lemurian energies within the crystal vortex. Each individual works at their own level in a safe, supportive setting.
For the first time, the galactic forces provide a series of sacred vehicles in which participants can energetically align. Through these energetic vehicles, those at the workshop will have access into dimensional portal settings that have not been available previously. Many veils will lift, enabling those who take part to travel within the energy of these “sacred vehicles” recollecting sacred aspects of Self. Participants also will work in alignment with the expanded consciousness of the crop circles, align to the Sacred Webbing and will experience a series of powerful initiations and initiate back into Sacred Trust information that is needed now in life.
October 11 & 12 • William Henry
Author, investigative mythologist and host of “Revelations” radio, William Henry is a guide into the transformative power of art and symbols of human ascension. He will be present “The Path of Souls: Journey to Ascension” as a lecture from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, and as a full-day workshop from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Spirit United Church, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis.
“The Path of Souls: Journey to Ascension” is a soul empowerment workshop. William Henry explains that “New Age” ascension material tends to “candy coat” what ascension is really about. This presentation will bring out the core issues and help the participant to really understand the importance of focusing on developing our light body or “future self.” This workshop will help you see the light body with clarity so that you can connect with its energy.
Included in the workshop will be a discussion, among many things, of: The Rainbow Body: Perfecting the Soul’s Vibration; Maps of the Path of Souls in sacred art; The 5 decisions every successful soul must make; The Essenes and the Transformation into Angels/Beings of Light; Stargate Metaphysics: “The Secret of the Ancient Avatars”; Our Body as the Throne of God: Merkaba Mystics knew the Path of Souls; The Stargate Secrets of Jesus and Mary Magdalene; and The New Human.
Henry has been documenting humanity’s awakening to its spiritual magnificence for more than 20 years. Inspired by the great accomplishments of antiquity, he brings the evidence of our divinity. By bringing to life the stories of ascension through art, he teaches the secrets of soul transfiguration or metamorphosis and connects people to one another across cultures, time and space. Learn more about William Henry at www.williamhenry.net.
The events cost $30 for the Friday lecture, $175 for the Saturday workshop,, $195 by September 1 for both lecture and workshop and $225 for lecture and workshop after September 1. To register, contact Anita Collodoro at 952.221.6372 or email [email protected].
October 19-20 • Healthy Life Expo
CNN nutritional advisor and author Mark MacDonald will be among the speakers at the Healthy Life Expo, which take place October 19-20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. MacDonald, author of the New York Times bestseller Body Confidence and a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz program, will talk about how a properly fed body can lose weight.
The Healthy Life Expo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $6 for adults, but attendees can get in free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Donations go to Moms & Neighbors, a tax-exempt organization that helps mothers facing financial or medical challenges.
The two-day health extravaganza will feature three stages of seminars, demonstrations and entertainment, including:
- Denny Stockdale, president of Stockdale Resource Group, will speak about the “Art of Appreciation” for employees, teams and individuals.
- Dr. Maggie Tu will describe how the Active Release Technique can be used to treat over-used muscles and relieve back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and other conditions.
- Dr. Ravi Ratan will reveal how emotional release can drain the body’s lymphatic system of toxins and improve immunity, and he will address psychosomatic health through chakra therapy.
- Dr. Rebecca Amstutz, an animal chiropractor, and Jenny Gott, a wellness practitioner for pets, will discuss how chiropractic, massage and essential oils help maintain optimal pet health.
New this year is the “Expo Guys’ Weight Loss Challenge.”Attendees can weigh in at the expo, get their weight recorded, visit with a nutrition counselor and a personal trainer and get tips for weight loss. They will be invited back to the Healthy Life Expo on January 11-12 to weigh in on-stage. People who lose the most weight will be recognized and awarded prizes.
More than 200 exhibitors will offer free product samples, mini massages and beauty makeovers. The first 100 people through the door will receive a free goodie bag.
Healthy Life Expo is staged by MediaMax Events and Expos, based in St. Louis Park, Minn. For more information, visit Mediamaxevents.com, and contact Rick Martinek at 952.238.1700 or [email protected].
November 2-3 • Minneapolis Edge Life Expo
The annual Minneapolis Edge Life Expo, one of the largest holistic gatherings in the Upper Midwest, will return to the Twin Cities November 2-3 featuring nationally popular medium James Van Praagh. He will present a keynote event, “An Afternoon of Spirit,” on Sunday and a three-day mediumship workshop on “Awakening Your Mind to Mental & Physical Mediumship” following the expo, which is presented by Edge Life Expos & Events.
Minneapolis Holistic Expo will take place at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, which features acres of free parking for attendees. Earle Brown Heritage Center is located at 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. The expo will take place at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, November 2, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, November 3. Admission is $7 per individual, or $5 each for groups of two or more, purchased in advance at Edgelife.net.
Other Edge Life Expo speakers in November include:
- Noted Twin Cities intuitives Echo Bodine and Kathryn Harwig teaming up to answer your big questions, things that matter most to all of us.
- Dr. John DeSalvo, director of the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association and one of the scientists who studied the Shroud of Turin, speaking on Crystal Skulls.
- Vincent Genna, a longtime entertainer turned spiritual teacher, presenting, “Stop Stopping Yourself and Become Unstoppable!”
- Insiah Beckman, a healer, intuitive and channeler of the light beings known as “The Counsel of Elders,” speaking on “Our New Earth & the Shift in Consciousness.”
All speaker tickets, admission tickets and Gold Cards (access to all events except James Van Praagh on Nov. 3-6) are available now at Edgelife.net for discounts off the box office price. Admission tickets give you access to Exhibition Hall, as well as daily, free workshops on mind, body and spirit. Speaker tickets give you access to a particular speaker’s talk, plus admission to Exhibition Hall and free workshops that day.
This 2-day event is an emporium of gifts, products and information to support health, ecology, community and a balance of mind, body and spirit. It features: More than 90 exhibitors including health and wellness providers, six keynote speakers, 45 free workshops, at least 12 intuitive consultants, specialty gift products, art, spirituality resources and much more.
Edge Life Expos offers all guests and participants an option to stay at Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North for $69 per night with shuttle to and from Earle Brown Heritage Center. The hotel is three blocks from the event location. Make reservations for November 2-3 by calling 800.481.3556 and ask for the Edge Life Group rate.
James Van Praagh bridges the gap between two planes of existence, that of the living and that of the dead by providing evidential proof of life after death via detailed messages. Van Praagh’s popularity began in the early ’90s, on the NBC morning talk show “The Other Side.” He went on to author # 1 New York Times best-selling books such as Ghosts Among Us, Talking to Heaven, Reaching to Heaven and Healing Grief. For five seasons, Van Praagh was the co-executive producer of CBS’s #1 drama “Ghost Whisperer,” starring Jennifer Love Hewitt. Van Praagh’s message of hope has touched a great many people due to his television appearances on such shows as “Oprah,” “Larry King Live,” “20/20,” “48 Hours,” “Chelsea Lately” and “A&E Biography.”
On Sunday, noted Van Praagh will present a two-hour talk, “An Afternoon of Spirit,” that will allow participants to: discover the process of mediumship; take part in a guided healing and enlightened group meditation; and possibly be chosen at random to receive messages from guides, family and friends in spirit. Audiences around the country are spellbound when they are present to experience James selecting people from the audience to participate in the calling of spirits.
For the first time, Van Praagh will present a three-day, post-expo workshop — “Awakening Your Mind to Mental & Physical Mediumship” — on November 4-6 at a convenient location. The workshop will expand awareness and bring attendees in direct connection to the Divine force. As a conduit to the Spirit world, this workshop is dedicated to transform the mental, emotional and spiritual self, bringing participants in perfect harmony in order to receive the highest quality of spirit messages and insights. In this program, Van Praagh will lead participants to develop the “wholeness” of the medium, allowing themselves to be a sacred vessel by the world of Light. Those who take part will be studying the varying degrees of spirit influence and the subsequent effect on our energies and consciousness.
For complete details on all speakers and on exhibiting at Minneapolis Edge Life Expo, visit Edgelife.net or call 715.259.3047 or toll-free 888.776.7616.