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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Healing the Aura with Edgar Cayce Remedies

with Julie Alongi

          Born with the ability to see the Human Aura, Julie Alongi will share the meaning and significance of the Auric colors which becomes important in detecting health problems long before any physical effects begin to manifest.  Julie utilizes the teachings of Edgar Cayce in her healings. Each summer she returns to her work with the Cayce remedies at the A.R.E.  Spend an evening learning to heal your own and loved ones’ auras.    

          Julie Alongi has solved over 5,300 cases of missing people.  She says her true calling is her work as a Pediatric Hospice Counselor.  She is the Volunteer Head of Pediatric Hospice and covers five hospitals throughout NY and NJ.  Julie's beloved grandfather introduced her to the work of Edgar Cayce and they shared many of his books chapter by chapter. Julie holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Behavioral Psychology from William Paterson University.

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Body, Mind, and Spirit Fall Festival

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Holiday Inn Conference Center

50 Kenney Place, Saddle Brook, NJ


          Come and enjoy the Body, Mind, and Spirit Fall Festival on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.  Explore a full day of mini-lectures, book signings, and unlimited holiday shopping with 60 of the finest metaphysical and holistic vendors in the area.  Psychic readings, massage and other forms of body work are also available.  Bring your friends and family to MCNJ’s sixth annual major fund raising event.  Spend the day, enjoy lunch in the Krystal Grille at the Holiday Inn, and pamper yourself or a friend with a gift of the Fall Festival.  Your $7 tax-deductible admission ($6 if you use the coupon below!) helps support MCNJ’s programs and adult education outreach all year long.  Mark the date on your calendar now: Sunday, November 25 from 10AM – 5PM at the Holiday Inn in Saddle Brook.  See you there!

Fall Festival Speaker Biographies

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Holiday Party and Concert   7 – 10 PM

with Spring

          The Holiday Party this year will begin promptly at 7PM with a Dish-to-Share Dinner until 8PM. Then from 8-9PM, singer/songwriter Spring will entertain with her angelic voice and inspirational music.  Often compared with Sarah McLachlan, Spring will share her original work as well as some holiday favorites.  From 9-10PM we’ll share dessert and coffee/tea while the winning ticket holders claim their raffle prizes!

          Spring’s career began when her mom presented her with a dusty old guitar she dug out of the attic.  She describes her music as “inspirational pop-rock” and plays acoustic as well as piano and keyboard to accompany her exceptional voice.  In between touring Florida and the tri-state area, Spring has produced two albums which have received critical recognition and radio airplay.  She says, “I want people to leave (my concerts) feeling like they got a gift for their soul.”

Friday, December 21, 2007  

Winter Solstice Celebration  7:30 – 9:30 PM   with Harriet Wagniere

          The word solstice comes from a Latin word meaning “sun standing still.”  Since ancient times, humans recognized the winter solstice and hailed it as the day that marks the return of the sun.  It is no coincidence that in the Christian church the birth of the Son coincides with the rebirth of the Sun.  In a spiritual sense, it is a reminder that in order for a new path to begin, the old one must end.  Please feel free to bring a healthy snack to share as we celebrate after the ceremony.emony.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Seven Simple Principles of Prosperity

with Oreste (Rusty) D'Aversa

          Do you wish for unlimited financial abundance, happiness and joy?  YOU have the ability to make that all happen and you can do it any time you want with seven very practical, easy-to-use exercises.  Change your thinking and change your life for the better with these simple spiritual tools. Bring the blessings of prosperity, health, and happiness into your life! life!

          Oreste J. D'Aversa is the Founder of The Institute of Practical Spirituality.  He is an author, university lecturer, business consultant, trainer, and interfaith minister.  He addresses areas of stress management, marketing and sales skills, and practical spirituality for both individuals and organizations. He is the author of four books and has appeared on various national and local radio and television programs.      

Saturday, February 9
Beyond Monotheism:  Teachings on the One-ness of G-d with Ed Croman

At the opening of a famous Kabbalistic discourse, the prophet Elijah declared, “ Master of the Worlds, You are One, but not in the numerical sense.” What did Elijah mean? Three thousand years ago monotheism was a revolutionary idea, but today it’s easy for us to accept the concept that there is one G-d. For many people, this is the same as the Oneness of G-d. However, according to the ancient teachings of Kabbalah, they are two very separate ideas. Elijah is telling us that the “One-ness of G-d” involves concepts almost as revolutionary as the idea of monotheism itself. This talk will explore many of these revolutionary concepts, including ones relating to metaphysics, science, logic, the self, and many other Kabbalistic teachings.

EDWARD CROMAN, B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D (Hon.), successful industrialist, philanthropist, prominent community leader, and Harvard graduate, has studied under noted Kabbalists for more than 26 years. He has lectured on Jewish mysticism for the Metaphysical Center of New Jersey as well as on the Kabbalistic interpretation of the Bible at numerous locations throughout the USA.
Saturday, February 23
Energetic Healings from Peru with Fran Russo

The way of the Peruvian shaman is to energetically release and transform shadows within into the strength of true self, spinning joy into life. Come experience the joy of the energetic healing ways of the Peruvian shaman. Join us as we meet those who dwell in the Sacred Mountains and Jungles. Through sacred journeys, The Sacred Ones of Light guide you to go deep within your core, discovering who you really are. In this way, you fly freely. Fill yourself with Pure Love, Life, Laughter, and Light.

Fran Longo-Russo is trained in the ancient ways of the Q’ero elders, the direct descendants of the ancient Incans. She is a shaman who has journeyed to Peru to work with shamans of both the Andean mountains and of the Amazon. In addition, Fran is an ordained minister and has taught classes in alternative healing for the Department of Psychology at Rutgers University. She has educated others through television, workshops, groups, and individual healing sessions since 1993 helping people to find the natural flow of their paths by energetically releasing and transforming self into the power and strength of true self, spinning joy into life. Contact: (732) 533-7276 or
Saturday, March 8, 2008
SHIOME, THE DOLPHIN WAY: Energy Correction Meditation, Methods, and More…
with Judith Hancox

Experience the magic, the power, and the joy of living in the rip current of the dolphins. Creating a sacred safe space—free of negativity—can be accomplished within seconds! Learn simple strategies to diagnose and self-correct imbalances in your energy flow. Learn the simple secret of success: the trinity of energy required for manifestation of your dreams. This group dynamic can help you learn how to heal your emotional disturbances through simple energy corrections, and create the highest good for you, in all you do!

Judith A. Hancox, MSW, LCSW, BCETS, is a writer and facilitator of healing. She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is known in the holistic community for blending ancient and modern science for accelerated healings. Judith created Shiome Therapy (Yoga, Gestalt, EMDR and Energy Psychology) to guide individuals and groups to be aware and in control of their energy in the transformation process. Contact: (772) 287-4158 or
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Vernal Equinox with Harriet Wagniere

The Vernal Equinox, also known as Ostara after the ancient goddess Eoster, is a time of renewal, both in Nature and in the Home. As the newly reborn sun races across the sky, the days become longer, the air warmer and, once again, life begins to return to the land. Day and night become equal in length. This equinox honors the planting of new seeds, the fertility of the land and its people, and the hope of the new life arising in the world. Eggs, for new beginnings, and rabbits, for fertility, are common symbols of the season. “Spring cleaning" is more than just a physical activity; it removes any negative energy accumulated over the dark winter months and prepares the home for the positive growing energy of spring and summer.

Harriet Wagniere B.S., M.A., is Director of the Metaphysical Center of New Jersey. She has been a member of the Center and Board of Directors for over 30 years beginning as a student of founder, Donald Yott. Harriet has taught both MCNJ’s 13 level course of study in Metaphysics and Parapsychology and the 5 level Tibetan Studies course several times and has also lectured throughout the tri-state area. Harriet has a private practice as a hypnosis consultant and spiritual counselor.
Saturday, April 12
Antar Trataka: The Science of Self-Healing with Margabandhu Martarano

Discover the ability to heal your own mind, body, and emotions using ancient methods of healing as taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda in his yoga practices. Margabandhu will discuss the causes of disease and methods for controlling illness through scientifically proven technique; balancing the meridians and how your body can create its own hormones and tranquilizers; how proper nutrition and herbal formulas can improve your health as well as help prepare the mind for experiencing higher consciousness. He will share the latest information on the Chakras and Meridians relationships and will demonstrate how to raise your energies with empowering practices. Join us for this informative program. The ability to heal is within you!  Read a related article.

Margabandhu Martarano has been the Director of the Integral Yoga Institute in Fair Lawn, New Jersey for over 35 years. He has taught Yoga in prisons, colleges, adult schools, and privately, as well as at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Professionally, Margabandhu works as a Certified Acupressure Massage Therapist and his work covers the areas of Acupressure, Reflexology, Iridology, Herbology, Nutrition, Relaxation and Stress Management. He is also the Founder and Director of the Well Being Center in Montclair, NJ for the past 25 years which is a Holistic Center specializing in alternative health care. Contact: (201) 796-7585 or .
Saturday, April 26, 2008
It’s Spring Again: Connecting with Your Inner Wisdom

After the wonderful response to Spring’s concert at the Holiday Party, we invited Singer/Songwriter and Certified Life Coach, Spring, to return. This evening she offers a concert and heart opening workshop which will help you to reconnect with your heart's desires through music, meditation and journaling exercises. She will gently guide you with powerful questions designed to transform your life towards freedom, love and joy and see new possibilities for your future! Bring your favorite journal, pen, paper or sit quietly with an open heart. Give yourself the gift of time to commune with Spirit and ask, “How can I be a channel for more peace in my own life and thus, the world?”

Spring has earned recognition for her stunning voice and original compositions. Her music has garnered radio airplay, television documentary features, national press and concert performance tours for speakers like Marianne Williamson and Debbie Ford and performed with the legendary Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Jana Stanfield. She became a Certified Life Coach at JFK University in San Francisco. A fan describes, "Spring's essence shines through her performances in a life-affirming way that will stay with you long after the event ends."
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Native Flute Playshop
 with Armand and Angelina
2:00 – 4:00 PM at Peaceful Paths, Butler, NJ

Here is a real opportunity to learn to play the Native American Flute, even for those with no musical ability.  For centuries, people have been mesmerized by the hypnotic sounds from these gentle flutes.  This playshop will begin with a short musical meditation then, using simple techniques, we will all learn how easy this instrument is to master.  All the notes are in tune with themselves so anyone can play lovely melodies.

There will be several practice flutes as well as ones to purchase for those interested, along with detailed instruction books.  Your workshop fee includes several flute songs performed by Angelina and Armand. Come with an open heart and reserve your place using the registration form.

NEW LOCATION:  Peaceful Paths, 7 High Street, Butler, NJ (973-283-9444)
Cost: If preregister: Members $20 Guest: $25
At the door: Members $25, Guests $30 .
To pre-register send payment with the following info to :
David Aubele, 220 Falmouth Ave. , Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
Info: Name, Address, Phone, email, number attending and amount enclosed.

Saturday, May 17, 2008
Is Healthy Relationship an Oxymoron? 
 with Armand and Angelina
7:30 – 10:00PM

This evening, Armand and Angelina will share their special blend of enchanting music and lighthearted approach to Spirit.  Using song and story, this dynamic duo will address the tools that support healthy relationships and which behaviors do not.  They will discuss and sing about the challenges in a partnership and how to develop skills such as forgiveness and finding open spaces in togetherness.  Armand’s Native flute and Angelina’s voice help spread their message of personal and spiritual transformation.  Prepare to let go of any blocks that may be preventing you from having the love of your life. 

Armand is an ordained musical minister, singer/songwriter/pianist/Native American flautist.  Angelina is a classically trained vocalist/classical guitarist.  They travel across the country sharing their World Popera Music.  Their tour is called "Follow Your Dreams" and its purpose is to remind of our oneness and help the world to experience "Heaven on Earth."  Angelina’s voice will penetrate your heart with its enchanting beauty and Armand is a master at presenting the humorous side of life while providing thought-provoking material about his spiritual journey on this planet.

Saturday, June 7, 2008
The Sacred Clown with Dr. Craig J. Scarpelli

Dr. Scarpelli offers a fun and information-packed presentation on the history of the clown as a healer from an eastern and western perspective. A special emphasis will be on the neurophysiology of laughter and its beneficial physical and psychological effects. You can expect some surprises as various props are used to illustrate the concepts in the program.

Dr. Craig J. Scarpelli is a Doctor of Chiropractic and wellness speaker/educator. When he traveled the world as a member of the USA Soccer team, he became increasingly interested in natural forms of healthcare, including the effects of the mind and spirit on well being. During his years of study and practice, he has continued to research the area of body, spirit and medicine. Dr. Scarpelli conducts workshops all over the country which are both entertaining and educational. He has been called the “Walt Disney of Education.” There is something for everyone! Contact:

Thursday, June 19, 2008
Summer Solstice Celebration with Harriet Wagniere

Summer Solstice, sometimes known as Midsummer, is a celebration of the longest day of the year and the beginning of Summer. It is not only a time distinctive on an astrological level, it is one of the three Spirit Nights of the Celtic year. It has been an important gathering time since ancient days, a true festival of community sharing and planetary service. Faeries are abroad, easily visible to those whose sensitivities enable them to pierce the veil between the worlds. This is also the time for healers to cull magical and healing herbs: vervain, yarrow, stonecrop, mugwort and above all, St. John’s wort.

Harriet Wagniere B.S., M.A., is Director of the Metaphysical Center of New Jersey. She has been a member of the Center and Board of Directors for over 30 years beginning as a student of founder, Donald Yott. Harriet has taught both MCNJ’s 13 level course of study in Metaphysics and Parapsychology and the 5 level Tibetan Studies course several times and has also lectured throughout the tri-state area. Harriet has a private practice as a hypnosis consultant and spiritual counselor.

Saturday, July 12, 2008, 7:30 PM
Mediumship and the Spirit World at The Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes with Eamonn Downey

Eamonn is a medium and an international lecturer of metaphysical subjects who has filled workshops and presentation halls in Europe and the USA for over twenty years, motivating and empowering people with his concepts, delivered with deep comprehension and a savvy sense of humour. Join us as he guides us on a journey through the world of Spirit through a lecture and mediumship demonstration.
  Sunday, July 20, 2008, 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM

Mini Psychic Fair at Nature's Remedy in Wayne

Psychics available for readings. $5.00 admission. Readings $25 for 15 Minutes

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