Aries is the fiery sign of creation. The 1st ray is that of Power and Will and is known as the initiating impulse. The expression of the Will, or the initiating impulse, can be said to be an accurate definition of art. Likewise, the person who manifests Will by creating, no matter what the creation, is an artist. So this month in connection with the sign of Aries and the 1st ray, we focus on the TOS category of art/music.
Submitted by Lloyd Standish on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 13:55
(St. Petersburg : LITA Publishing, 2009, 254pp.) book review by Rene Wadlow
Harmony is a recurrent theme in Russian thought. Harmony is seen as the essence of the world of both nature and humans. Harmony is understandable through higher consciousness but is often overshadowed by temporary but strong disharmonies. Thus there is a necessity for the conscious restoration of harmony or to use a Taoist term, the cultivation of harmony.
I'd like to tell you about my service project. I'm Lloyd Standish, your TOS-USA webmaster. PS This is an update of an article originally published Jan. 15, 2008.
My family has a small business in Costa Rica producing pure carao fruit extract. Carao is a wild tropical fruit that has shown amazing properties as a natural remedy for anemia in both humans and animals, with no side effects.
In the face of the recent tragic earthquake in Haiti we have received many requests for information about where people can make contributions of money or time. The TOS has not been directly working in Haiti and so we do not have specific organizations with which we are familiar. Up to this point we have chosen to recommend sending donations to a few accredited organizations (see list below).
Submitted by Lloyd Standish on Sat, 01/16/2010 - 19:50
by Hazel M. Denning. St. Paul, MN: Liewellyn Publications, 1998, 196pp.
As we move into the Age of Aquarius, there are still those with very deep karmic ties to the Piscean past. These Piscean wounds must be healed in order to permit the individual to advance into the new age.
The TOS Action group was formed in September 2008 by a group of individuals who share a desire to get actively involved in service work. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month to discuss ideas; plan how we can increase and participate in service opportunities and take the necessary action to complete the project. All meetings and activities are open to TS/TOS members, nonmembers, families with young adults, and retirees who just want to help. Participants are encouraged to get involved at their own pace in whichever project appeals to them most.
Left to Right: Jon Knebel, Joe Maiello, Jade Maestras, Paula Finnegan, Pam King, Jon Johansen Kneeling in Front: Lois Tomaskovic Photographer: Jeanne Proulx
The financial meltdown of the past year or so in the United States has been devastating to millions of Americans, and even more so to First Americans on the many Indian reservations. Of course, the whole world is suffering because of this, but my present appeal is for temporary help in South Dakota.