Live healthy with trampoline “exercise”

Today I ordered my $40 trampoline from Walmart and I’m pretty excited. It all started with a $2 breakfast at Dennys.  It was an awesome breakfast, thank you Dennys, for supporting a great cause as well as feeding me. I overheard a conversation about the potential to cure cancer with natural herbs. I was intrigued, and…

East Van greenway and totem pole with a dark past

In East Van, there is a road that becomes quite a beautiful little resting park. I’ve always wondered how did this street turn into a park? I then heard about neighbourhood greenways and that the City of Vancouver is always accepting proposals for them. To boot, there are also grants available to help with this conversion. As…

Exposing a cyber bully online

Recently I watched Tomorrowland on Netflix, and the parable of two wolves stuck with me, it seemed very insightful and was a key concept for the movie. My knowledge of this concept however was severely tested recently. In November 2016 in a Facebook neighbourhood community group, I encountered some very aggressive and rude behaviour after…

Knitting began in China

My boyfriend discussed how knitting is popular with the natives in Peru, and thought maybe the origin of knitting might come from that region. I started searching the origins of knitting, tracing it back in time, and found out about an ancient form of knitting some call nalbinding. Early archaeologists were unable to distinguish nalbinding samples…

The origins of beer in Ancient Egypt and China

While reading up on Ancient Egyptian Goddess Ma’at, I came across reference to her as being the beer and bread to the Gods, where in Ancient Egypt beer is the de-facto drink of adults and children alike. Turns out that modern beer and ancient Egyptian beer may share a name, but were made quite differently…

Putting women in their place to sell cigarettes in Flintstones cartoons

What might have started as one man’s idea on how to market cigarettes to the working man in the 60s, may have re-inforced the misogynistic notions of that era to that decades youth. Wilma’s role is vacuuming and taking care of the kids, while Fred and Barney gets up to adventures. It is unfortunate that this popular…

Writers Journey to create successful films like Star Wars

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) led innovative and holistic approaches in medicine, various therapies, philosophy, religious renewal, Waldorf education, education for special needs, threefold economics, biodynamic agriculture, Goethean science, architecture, and the arts of drama, speech, and eurythmy. He wrote Christianity as mystical fact and the mysteries of antiquities. Some say that Steiner’s approach to the Christianity has been…

His-story rewrote the golden female age as the stone age

Historians classify 3 ages of human civilization: stone age bronze age iron age The stone age is further divided into: Paleolithic Mesolithic Neolithic These classifications were created to help describe human behaviour including; social organization, food sources exploited, adaptation to climate, adoption of agriculture, cooking, settlement and religion. Australia remained in the Stone Age until European contact…

Personal daimons of ancient egypt, new-age spirits of today?

Researching topics of Ancient Egypt I came across reference to daimons. As a once computer geek, I’ve definitely understood what daemons are in computer lingo. Turns out all words share a similar etymology. The word demon is derived from the Greek daimôn. What is interesting to discover though the current meaning of demon is quite…

Tracing the roots of Hermetic magic

An explosion of study in the Western world during the Renaissance in both the chemical arena and alchemical arena was likely precipitated by the Kybalion and other teachings of Hermes Trismegistus. These teachings are called Hermetics and before the Kybalion in 1908 were only taught verbally or in very cryptic writings. The Hermetica is a collection of papyri from the…