June 21, 2018

A placebo is a substance that is not a medicine, but is given to someone who is told it is a medicine. A good example is a sugar pill, rather than a pain pill. The placebo effect occurs when the person responds as if the placebo "medicine" is working. This calls aware...

April 4, 2018

Photosynthesis comes from the Greek words "phot", which means light, and "sunthesis", which means “combining together”.  The process uses sunlight to combine carbon dioxide and water to produce glucose (simple sugar), which is the energy needed for plants to grow. The...

January 30, 2018

Just as there is an energetic pattern of an entire one-year cycle, there is an energetic pattern within a one-month cycle. The months are measures of time that were originally intended to capture a full lunar cycle (New moon, Waxing moon, Full moon, and Waning moon). U...

December 15, 2017

The word solstice, from Latin solstitium "point at which the sun seems to stand still," is formed by sol "the sun" and the past participle stem of sistere "stand still, to place, to cause to stand." The 2017 Winter Solstice in Northern Hemisphere will be at 11:28 AM on...

November 29, 2017

The Earth's orbit around the sun, with respect to the fixed stars, takes 365.256363004 days, traveling 584 million miles. When the Julian calendar took effect in 45 B.C., the New Year was celebrated on January 1 for the first time in history. In 1582, the Gregorian cal...

November 1, 2017

There are varying ideas and theories about time and whether it is linear, cycIic, or something else. There are several theories that support the idea of an "arrow of time" moving in one direction. However, the laws of physics in our physical world work the same forward...

October 6, 2017

In the Northern hemisphere, the "veil" between the physical world and the spiritual/energetic world is thought to be at its "thinnest" around the end of October, or early November. The cycle of the year, sometimes called the Wheel of the Year, has once again made a co...

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