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The Astronomical Wonder of A Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse – Viking Sky Wolves, Angry Gods, Celestial Dragons or an Astronomical wonder? Astronomically, a Solar Eclipse is a pretty incredible event. It’s usually surrounded by a fair amount of intrigue and strong warnings not to look directly at the sun for fear of going blind. But what’s actually going on during a solar eclipse and why is there …

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Because Of Her We Can – NAIDOC Week 2018

NAIDOC Week 2018, held nationally from the 8th July to the 15th July, is a significant celebration of the indigenous culture of our country. It provides an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians, past and present, have made to our way of life. It’s a conscious reflection on the history, language, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres …

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New Moon in Gemini – Wild and Wired

New Moon in Gemini – Bubbling Communication at Double the Speed! The new moon occurs when the sun and moon are in conjunction, occupying the same part of the sky from the viewpoint of earth. It’s is a time of growing energy, newness, rejuvenation, renewal and hope. It is a good point to make new changes in your life. This …

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Ancient Maori Healing Power

Romiromi Revival. Romiromi is a centuries old holistic Māori health practice, traditionally passed down in families as an integral part of health and wellness. Working at a deep cellular level, a Romiromi treatment can reverse dysfunction in the body by releasing blocked energy, allowing the body to regain its natural flow of mauri (life force). Increased vitality, mobility, relief from …

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Synchronised Heartbeats and Sacred Song

The Fabulous History of our Voices. The voice is generally considered to be the first musical instrument of humankind. All cultures across the world, sing. It is an ancient and universal practice. Primitive man sang to invoke his gods with prayers and incantations. Sacred women’s ceremonies celebrated rites of passage with chants and songs. Storytellers have recounted history, heroics, myth …

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Makuru – A Time for Inner Reflection and Contemplation

Makaru sees the coldest and wettest time of the year come into full swing. Traditionally, this was a good time of the year to move back inland from the coast as the winds turned to the west and south bringing the cold weather, rains and occasionally snow on the peaks of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges. As the waterways and …

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PRESS RELEASE – Jane Milburn, Textile Beat

Introducing Jane Milburn, Textile Beat Australian author, social activist and entrepreneur, Jane Milburn, joins the team at The Sound Temple in Perth Hills this month to roll out a collection of talks and interactive workshops as part of the “Common Threads – Woven through Community” exhibition, focusing on sustainability, creativity and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. A former agricultural …

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A Rich Tapestry of Life – Loom Weaving

The Gentle Rhythm of the Warp and the Weft…. Ancient arts like spinning and weaving often feel like a deep homecoming. Sometimes we just innately recognise an action as familiar, even if we have come to it for the first time. Our fingers recall the gentle movements with a memory all of their own. We find our breathing starts to …

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The Super Powers of The Elephant in the Room

Many of us are familiar with Ganesha, that round-bellied, elephant-headed god of the Hindu pantheon. We’ve learned that he is the great remover of obstacles and that he sits at thresholds to usher us through our transitions in life.  But there is so much more to know about Ganesha. You may have found that Ganesha has come to your rescue …

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Step Away From The Screen, Do Something With Your Hands

Mindful Mending –  A Return to Being Useful. For hundreds of years we felt deeply connected to the things we grew, cooked, ate, made, crafted, used and wore. We fixed and mended stuff. We used things until they fell apart. Hems on trousers were taken up, skirts let down, patches made and holes in socks darned. Buttons, without thought, were …