If our body is our temple then is there something sacred about form? Can it be accessed through movement? And then what happens when you can no longer move in the same way? Let’s ask fitness instructor Marie Jasmine.
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For the many persons living under artificial lighting in urban areas, the starry night sky all but vanished a long time ago. Today, areas free of artificial lights are becoming rare enough that several national parks now promote them as tourist attractions and feature programs to enable visitors to both experience the dark sky and learn about astronomy.
It is still possible to experience a view of the starry night sky almost identical to that observed by the first human beings to walk this world. Our ancestors watched the sky intently, extracting from their observations the life-sustaining know-how to navigate from one location to another and when to plant crops. This unique, personal touchstone to our deep human heritage and cultures is now under an immediate and novel threat. However, this time, no place on Earth, not even the best protected and most remote areas like national parks, will provide…
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Simon Cox is a martial arts master who trained for 6 years in a Daoist temple in China before receiving his Ph.D. from Rice University. He’s here to share with us the Daoist perspective on the sacred and much, much, very much more.