Category Archives: Presenters

We’re Sitting on a Mould Mine

This interview by Richard Schiffman with Hollyhock Presenter Paul Stamets was originally published in The New Scientist, February 2016. Paul will be presenting Mushrooms: Wild & Mysterious at Hollyhock on Oct 23 -27, 2016

Tell me about the hat you’re wearing.

It’s made from a birch polypore mushroom. Our ancestors realized that you could get this tough bracket fungus off birch trees, hollow it out and put fire in it and carry it for days. This enabled the portability of fire that is so critical for human survival. When the same mushroom is boiled and stretched, it produces a fabric. There are only a handful of people in Transylvania who are making these hats now. Because of deforestation and the difficulty of finding large-enough mushrooms, the hats are becoming very rare.

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Movement Heals

By Bettina Rothe

“Each of us has the power to be our own medicine man or woman. Awakening our innate powers of being, loving, knowing, seeing and healing involves ongoing work at all levels and in all dimensions of our self.”- Gabrielle Roth

Healing is movement. If you put your body in motion, you will change.

When I began dancing the 5Rhythms in 1994 at Esalen Institute in California, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I loved movement, I loved dancing with other people, I loved music. I did not know that this practice, these maps to our innermost being would transform me the way they have. This path of healing means taking responsibility for being a whole person: for becoming embodied, for having a feeling heart, for possessing a brilliant and intuitive mind, for awakening our unique soul, for opening ourselves to spirit.

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“Guard Your Association”

By Dai and Christie Manuel, Whole Life Fitness Manifesto.

‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’ – Jim Rohn

Whether you agree or disagree with one of the top self-help guru’s and motivational speakers, Jim Rohn, or not, the statement makes you think. If you’re one who has ever read ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ you most likely recall Robert Kiyosaki’s experience of his two dads. Choosing to learn from the man who had what he desired has made him very successful in life.

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Three writers, three mothers

By Nancy Slonim Aronie, Hollyhock Presenter

In honour of Mother’s Day, we asked writers to share stories of their moms.

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Presence Through Movement – An Interview with Kim Eng

Interview with Kim Eng, partner of Eckhart Tolle. Kim teaches her Presence Through Movement workshop worldwide.

How can movement help us be more present, and bring us more inner peace?

It’s not the actual movement that helps you be more present and bring about inner peace; it’s the quality of your attention and your awareness of the movement, which bring you into the present moment. That’s why this program is called Presence through Movement.

We’ll be working on opening, aligning and strengthening on the physical, energetic and above all spiritual, levels. I call it the embodiment of spirit.

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