Shakti Fest 2015: Building A Sacred Space for the Divine Mother

By Bernadette Ignacio Uncertain, muggy winds swirled over our sacred home here in Joshua Tree during set up for Shakti Fest 2015. Though the sky weighed heavy with potential rain that could put a literal damper on the festival, excitement buzzed in the air. Rain wasn’t the...

No More “Fail-Anthropy”

By Bernadette IgnacioYou've heard something about it at least once this week: Climate change. It's the heated core of every environmental issue, and the blame for catastrophic weather events claiming hundreds of thousands of lives around the world.Dr. Vandana Shiva, a philosopher, environmental activist and eco feminist discusses "Fail-Anthropy...

Warning: “Frankenfish” is OK with FDA

By Bernadette IgnacioDon't be fooled by the FDA's recent approval of GMO salmon as safe. This act, just as the approval of all GMO food products, is simply a crime against humanity.Regardless of the scientific research upon which the approval was passed (that was conducted by industry-funded entity Aquabounty),...

How fortunate we were….

Ram Ram, He was affectionately called Chota Maharaji on the street He / we lived on in Vrindavan (a section of the Parikrama Marg now all paved over). Babaji was born & lived in Nanital District, Kumon till he was about 12 when He came...