August 2017 Newsletter
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Creative Living Through Mind, Body & Spirit


Water for Tranquility ~ The  Sounds and Science of H20
An Exploration of Options for Healthy Living
By S.A. Wiatrolik, New Living Expo Associate Producer
H2O –om . . . Water calms, heals and soothes the soul. Whether it’s a sandy beach, a flowing river or a tiny waterfall in a babbling brook, sounds and scenes of water seep directly into our subconscious. We feel connected to the rhythm of nature when near water and seek out natural water sources to restore tranquility and perhaps a few moments of earthbound nirvana. 

There are scientific reasons why we're so drawn to lakes, rivers, and oceans. The average adult comprises 60% water, and babies begin with 75%. Marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., author of Blue Mind, says that we know more about our brains on chocolate, coffee, drugs, iPhones, music, politics, stress, and even red wine, than we do about our brains on water. But neuroscience is catching up. Researchers found that subjects exposed to sounds of the sea by ‘tuning in’ to the frequencies of ocean waves experienced changes in the patterns of their brainwaves. Being in or near a lake or ocean can significantly drop levels of stress hormones, making it easier to achieve a deeply meditative state.  

Watsu®, a water-based massage method originatingwater_splash here in NorCal, and programs using kayaking and surfing to help veterans with PSTD and injury rehabilitation bear further evidence of immersion or proximity to water having healing effects. Floatation or isolation tanks are regaining popularity. Tabletop fountains in the workplace and in hospitals are always welcome. For a virtual water experience, New York’s Museum of Modern Art had an art installation called the Rain Room. Inspired by events at Standing Rock, Songwriter Sara Thomsen wrote this song, Water Is Life, spoken in Lakota as 'Mni Wiconi', 
“We all came from the sea. All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea - whether it is to sail or to watch it - we are going back from whence we came.” ~ John F. Kennedy
Our human species evolved from the sea. Ancient peoples followed ocean currents and rivers to discover new lands. As travelers, we always seek waterways on vacation. What is your favorite water place?  Post your answer on our Expo FB page for one General Admission pass for Expo 2018.
8.21.2017 ~ A Powerful Eclipse 

The Great American Eclipse ~ Science & Symbolism

Traveling through 14 states at 1600 miles per hour, the moon's umbral shadow cut a 70 mile wide path of joy and fascination for millions. The sun's corona of superheated plasma, estimated to be a million degrees Fahrenheit, was studied by scientists - and children who might become scientists. Solar nano-flares, each the equivalent of 10 thousand atomic fission bombs, were recorded by telescopic cameras mounted on jets flying the path of totality. Incredible! Here are more fun eclipse facts from And for fun amateur photos, here are some from readers.

Should you be leaning toward a deeper meaning of this eclipse, these are quite relevant Insights, provided by Mystic Mama, an interpreter of planetary movements: “Eclipses signify shifts, completions, endings, and releasing, along with new beginnings, new directions and openings. Because the Full Moon in Aquarius this month was sandwiched between two Leo New Moons, our cosmic instructions want us to bring our sovereignty, power, leadership, gifts and visions into the world. We need to learn the right way to use our personal power."

"This is a chance for all of us to wake up to our unity and our responsibilities to each other, to Mother Earth and to the future. It is our wake-up call to create that more perfect Union. Not only in America, but with the whole world."

"But first we have to be at one with ourselves … This is the gift of this eclipse – finding your true ‘heart’ which has been eclipsed by patriarchal rules."

New Living Expo 2018 ~ Talk by Graham Hancock 
Deb King

Graham Hancock ~ Special Event Speaker
New Living Expo 2018 April 27th -29th

Graham Hancock is an explorer, journalist and international best-selling author of Magicians of the Gods, The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Heaven's Mirror, Underworld, and Supernatural. The main theme running through many of his books is a posited global connection with a "mother culture" from which he believes all ancient historical civilizations sprang.

Graham shares this about himself: "From my years as a journalist I've always distrusted armchair theorizing and believed I have a responsibility to seek out direct personal, "boots on the ground" experience of what I'm writing about. As part of my research for the supernatural, I travelled to the Amazon to drink the visionary brew Ayahuasca with shamans, which changed my life and brought out a new side of my own creativity. I've continued working with Ayahuasca ever since and in 2006, during a series of sessions in Brazil, in a ceremonial space overlooked by images of a blue goddess, my visions gave me the basic characters, dilemmas and plot of the book that would become my first novel, Entangled." 

In his 1996 book, Fingerprints of the Gods, Hancock posits that mainstream interpretations of archaeological evidence are flawed or incomplete. The book discusses a range of sites such as Tiwanaku, a planned city which, according to  UNESCO, reached its peak between 400 A.D. and 900 A.D.,[but is assigned an earlier date by Hancock. Tiwanaku is also featured in other works of alternative archaeology, including Erik Von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods?  Hancock's newest book is an updated edition of Magicians of the Gods. 

Scottish born Hancock spent his formative years in India, then worked in the U.K. for many British newspapers. He describes himself as an "unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past." He continues to pursue theories involving ancient myths and civilizations, and astronomical and astrological data from the past. We know you will be fascinated by Graham Hancock as one of our Special Event speakers appearing at New Living Expo during April 27-29 of 2018. Stay tuned to this newsletter for further updates and exciting announcements!

Graham Hancock 2017- Graham Hancock, Exploring Consciousness
Please enjoy this 2017 Graham Hancock video titled 'Exploring Consciousness'

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New Living Expo's Digital Program Guide ~ In case you missed it   
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