Patrick Marsolek

Prayer Power

BY PATRICK MARSOLEK

In its broadest terms, prayer refers to any kind of communication with a Higher Power, the Absolute, or God. For millennia, humans have been making requests to a higher entity in the form of gifts, actions, or verbal supplication. Prayer is still alive and well in the world today in its many different and fascinating forms. People believe in it, use it, and sometimes rely on it for guidance and healing. Perhaps you know someone who has gone to an energy healer and come away…

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The Mystery of Mudra

BY PATRICK MARSOLEK

For centuries yogis, martial artists, and spiritual seekers have used ritual hand gestures as part of their spiritual prac­tice. Their belief is that these positions help them attain the mental and physical discipline or spiritual transforma­tion they seek. We all use common gestures to reinforce certain ways of feeling and thinking. What do you feel if you cross your arms across your chest when you are in conversation with someone? What happens if you open your arms and hold your hands out in front of…

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