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Jing and Spiritual Invasion

Living Now Magazine, June 2006, Issue 85 Western scientists have recently ‘discovered’ that matter, or all known life including the galaxies and stars, only constitutes 4 percent of the universe, the remainder is composed of 74 percent dark energy (a force causing the universe to expand at an accelerating rate) and 22 percent dark matter. […]

Speed

Art of Healing magazine, Winter 2006, Issue 15, p.10-12 ‘Speed’, or methamphetamine, is now the most commonly abused illicit drug after cannabis. Like cocaine it is a stimulant but rather than being natural it is a derivative of amphetamine, a synthetic stimulant which emerged in the 1920s. During WWII Japan, Germany and the USA provided the drug […]

Addiction, Depression and the Heart Inspiration

Living Now Magazine, May 2006 issue 84 People who have never taken recreational drugs find it hard to understand the attraction of drugs, but they also find it hard to understand how a heavy drug-user feels after giving up. For most, it is a sensation of being hopelessly stuck in a rut, of not knowing what […]

The Karma of Drugs

Living Now Magazine, March 2006, Issue 82, p25-26 We all know why drugs are used in sport and psychiatry – to enhance, accelerate or improve physical or mental abilities, but the question I am asked most frequently in media interviews is ‘why do people take recreational drugs’? Neither mainstream medicine, health departments or government media campaigns publicly […]

Marijuana and the Myth of the Harmless Drug

Art of Healing Magazine, Autumn 2006, Issue 14, p.26-27 For the entire time that I smoked marijuana, I believed that it was a totally harmless drug. Statistics appeared to support my case. No deaths had ever been recorded from overdosing on marijuana. In fact, someone once estimated that it would take 800 joints to kill you, but […]

Living in Harmony with the 24-hour Chi Cycle

High Tech Health (Australia and UK), Vol 1/06 A Chinese proverb says, ‘We are like a piece of wood that needs to be carved every morning. If we don’t carve ourselves, someone else will do it for us’. If you want to create success and follow your dreams you need to ‘carve yourself’, otherwise your path […]

Stoned and Spiritual

Art of Healing Magazine, Summer 2005, Issue 13, p.5-7 So, its the New Age, the time when we were supposed to be enlightened, happy, in touch with our inner selves. On one level things are looking good. The ‘wellness industry’ is booming, health care centres are flourishing, people are turning to alternative medicine in droves, caring for […]

From Harry Potter to Pot

Living Now Magazine, September 2006 According to the United Nations (UNODC), in the last twelve months some 200 million people, age 15-64, used illicit drugs. The majority of these, well over 162 million, were probably using cannabis – the most popular drug on the planet. Cannabis use has been steadily increasing (ten percent since the late 1990s) and according […]

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Heroin addiction and Chinese Medicine

Use Chinese medicine for heroin addiction Opium, a powerful analgesic derived from the poppy plant has been used by humans for thousands of years. In 1803 morphine was derived from processed opium, and in 1874 heroin from morphine. There have been continuous waves of addiction to all three substances but, according to some sources, heroin use has recently […]