Issue #38 Articles

A Message from our Editor, Issue #38 - The Imaginal Self

The Imaginal SelfThroughout its early life, a caterpillar contains dormant cells, seemingly without function. These are called imaginal cells, and they are the essence from which the future butterfly will be formed. After a stage of...

Same Planet, Different Worlds

How Cultural Creatives are transcending alienation and isolation in an industrial world and bringing forward the practical wisdom of conscious living.In this interview with social scientist Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., Pathways associate editor Lisa...

Opting Out: The Moral Right to Religious and Conscientious-Belief Exemptions to Vaccination

The issue of “forced vaccination” is becoming one of the most widely discussed public health and civil liberty issues in America today. At the forefront of this public conversation stands the nonprofit charity known today as the National Vaccine...

Beautiful Music: The Benefits of Singing to your Baby, Before and After Birth

People have sung to their babies forever. Every culture has lullabies and children’s songs that are passed down through the generations. New ones are written and shared, and the custom goes on—a rich part of the fabric of human civilization. These...

The Dad Factor

Fathers make a world of difference to a child’s life—but what about at birth?While no one was looking, the very foundations of our society, our culture and our families have undergone a metamorphosis. Fathers are attending the births of the...

Barefootin'

How keeping little feet in the buff helps babies’ brains and nervous systems develop.There is nothing more wondrous than watching as babies begin to learn and explore the world. With innocent joy and excitement, the newness they experience...

Lessons Learned in Baby’s First Year

In big moments I am at my least articulate, because so many ideas flow into my head at once. Sorting through them is a chore, and I stumble around. This is my seventh attempt at writing this piece. The big moment is my daughter’s first birthday, w...

The Tiny Guide to Being a Great Dad

I am blessed with six wonderful children and a fantastic, lovely wife, and for this I am deeply grateful. But on a day like today—a lazy Sunday morning when my family is sleeping in and the soft light of the morning permeates the house—I reflect on...

Mature Masculinity: What it Means to be a "Better" Man

There is something profoundly and subtly different about a man who strives for maturity in all aspects of his life. This kind of man has been called many things throughout history. At the ManKind Project, we call him the New Warrior. Many aspects...

When Father’s Day Stings

With Father’s Day having its 103rd anniversary in June, it seems a good opportunity to both honor dads, but also to send extra love to kids who don’t have dads, or who have been wounded by dads (and to the moms who parent them). What is the emo...

5 Tips for Nature Study

Nature study is one of my family’s favorite ways to spend some of our homeschool day. It’s fun, relaxing, interest-led learning in a real-world, hands-on environment. Here are five tips for making nature study an anticipated part of your family’s...

Also labeled: Author Kris Bales, Family Life

A Radical Reality: Rethinking the Way We Live

To this day, quite possibly the most provocative, if not astounding, discovery of modern science remains relatively obscure to the general public. This is, perhaps, due to how greatly it shatters our myth of reality—and, subsequently, our...

Thoughts, Trauma and Toxins: Three Causes of Subluxation

In his 1910 text, The Chiropractor’s Adjuster, D.D. Palmer identified the causes of vertebral subluxation as the Three T’s— thoughts, trauma and toxins. Since that time, we have expanded our understanding of how these factors impact our body’s...

Quantum Leaps in Comprehension: Supporting the Body’s Innate Wisdom

We have long been told that “low levels” of serotonin in the brain equal bad and sad, and we have been educated by the pharmaceutical industry about the opportunity we have, through the use of antidepressants, to retrain our wayward neurons by mak...

Still at Large: Are Psychiatric Drugs the Hidden Culprit in Mass Shootings?

On the morning of May 21, 1988, I stood before my class of 25 traumatized fifth graders and began a necessary discussion about one of the first school shootings, which had occurred the previous morning at a nearby elementary school in Winnetka,...

Veggie Five-O: How to Avoid Jail Time While Planting Vegetables in Your Front Yard

In 2011, a woman in Oak Park, Michigan, was being threatened with financial penalties and jail time for simply growing vegetables in her family’s front yard. The situation eventually resolved—the city dropped the charges—but for a while, Julie Bass...

Grateful for the Ride

My first son was born a short time ago. When he was lying in the baby warmer, being weighed, I looked at him and thought about how he had been allotted roughly 100 years of life. When those first 24 hours were over, 100 years suddenly seemed like...

Don't Worry, Eat Happy!

Being stressed or angry at mealtimes can diminish the nutritional benefits of the food we eat. There’s good reason to cheer up before we chow down.My consistent advice is to exercise, pray, meditate, write, listen to music, or even hug the k...