Gail Matheson, PhD's Blog – August 2013 Archive (3)

Science is a Limited Religion

Many times when I am teaching spirituality, I run into the question of the scientific validity and proof that spirituality is true, real. I suspect that happens because of my scientific background - like attracts like. I certainly had to move past old beliefs rooted in science to be open to something bigger. That doesn't mean I have abandoned science. It means that when I need to be in MIND, I use science. When I need to be in SOUL, I use something else.

My own path found me resistant…


Added by Gail Matheson, PhD on August 24, 2013 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

Applying Tantra to Everyday Fears

I have a strong reaction of repulsion to violence.  I cannot watch violence on TV or movies - I cover my eyes.  I cry and become nauseous when I read about or see violence done to children.  The picture I have attached of the Iraqi girl tears my heart out.  I saw this on Facebook, and the story says she lost her mother to war, and drew this to go to for comfort.  Even as I write that I am sobbing.



Added by Gail Matheson, PhD on August 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Well Intentioned Ego: A Call for Ethical Standards for Holistic Practitioners

I have studied and practiced psychology for 20 years and I have been a Reiki Master for 15.  I have been a student of metaphysics for nearly 30 years.  And through out that time, I have been uncomfortable that there is no code of ethics for metaphysicians in holistic practice.  There are "little ethics"; a Reiki master will teach her students some standards, and there are associations that require you to adhere to a standard for membership.  A…


Added by Gail Matheson, PhD on August 21, 2013 at 1:01pm — 2 Comments

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