Spirituality & Health Magazine

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2012 January-February

Beyond gluten, one doctor worries that wheat has been so crossbred so fast and so often that we can no longer stomach the stuff.

We humans have been “dancing with our gods” as long as we have had a conception of the divine. Our moving prayers manifest as lyrical expressions of the Gospels, the Vedas, and the Mahabharata, and they take the form of whirling, shaking, and walking on fire.

Consider the story of Joanne: Although older than most of her peers at nursing school, Joanne looked like any other nursing student. Her personal journey, however, had been more difficult than most. Her parents had been emotionally and often physically absent, and she had largely fended for...