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FROM THE EDITOR
Spirituality & Health • volume 25, number 1
Leila Rose Fanner • S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with South African artist Leila Rose Fanner about symmetry, race, getting in flow, and more. Look for illustrations from Leila throughout this issue.
The God-Sized Hole
Furious to Curious: Listening as a Spiritual Practice
LIVER • Your liver is a large, powerful organ located just under your right-side ribs. In tandem with other detoxifying organs, it processes toxins that come in through your food and drink and the air you breathe, helping your body stay balanced. In general, you don’t need to do a lot of practices like cleanses or detoxifying body postures—this wonderful organ’s whole job is to detoxify you!
7 DAILY SHINTO RITUALS • Lifelong Shinto practitioner AZUMI UCHITANI suggests ways to incorporate Shinto cleansing and purifying rituals.
WHAT IS SHINTO?
POISON INTO MEDICINE • What does it mean to suffer effectively? DAVID CHERNIKOFF, the author of Life, Part Two, explores turning pain into wisdom.
ART FOR TRANSFORMATION • Curious about shamanic art? WINTER ROSS dives into a practice to explore your own mind.
MUSIC AND HEALING • There’s a song for that. MEGAN SHOOP-VOLZ explains how music can heal.
how to embody kindness • LESSONS FROM A LIFETIME OF SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE
THE ESSENCE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
2022 retreat guide
7 REASONS TO GO ON RETREAT
+ 7 Reasons Not to Go
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS NEW YEAR?
A HEALING RETREAT MENU • FLAVORFUL AND NOURISHING RECIPES FROM LEADING RETREATS
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR RETREAT
TAKING IT HOME • HANG ON TO THE POSITIVE EFFECTS OF YOUR RETREAT
Empower yourself with an Armor of Clear, Calm Energy and Core Inner Strength… • OJAYA is the first and only method that I can actually feel the effects of when I meditate. — Zoe Gordon, Hoover, Alabama
HEAD OFF HEADACHES • Nearly 30 percent of adults suffer from severe headaches or migraines, and almost everyone has to manage the occasional headache. Experiment with these unique headache relief gadgets and resources—and maybe make head pain just an unpleasant memory.
The Art & Practice of Spiritual Herbalism • Consult with the ancestors, science, and intuition with these picks.
The Grieving Brain
Root & Ritual
The Shamanic Bones of Zen
Daughter of a Lost Bird
Needle in a Timestack
Spirituality & Health Marketplace
Four Small Lessons
I feel healthy! I feel happy! I feel terrific!
It’s Time for Shedding
ONE MORE THING