Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Independent Scholars Evenings. “ Atlas Shrugged : Part 1”

Independent Scholars Evenings
“ Atlas Shrugged :  Part 1” 
movie adaptation of the book by Ann Rand.
Open discussion to follow with Independent Scholars. 
at The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.
7.00 p.m.
second floor of 
The Moline Club
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
The event is free and open to the public.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and
federal level since 1996.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Independent Scholars' Evening

“ The Beautiful Story”
An original article written and presented
Roger Farinha
A presentation on the history of Creation, starting with the Trinitarian dynamic of  God, up to the point of God’s Incarnation in Christ.
Roger Farinha was born in British Guyana in 1971 and immigrated with his family to the US at the age of 9 years. He became a naturalized citizen in New York at the age of 16, and went on to earn a Bachelors in the History of Modern philosophy, and a masters of Liberal Studies through Fordham University. Most recently, Farinha spent six years as a big-rig trucker, talking to his fellow Americans as a part of his book writing project, the manuscript of which is entitled The New Walden; and the conclusion of which heralded an economic justice message which flowered into his most recent organizing activities in the Quad Cities in the Occupy Wall Street spirit.

November 3rd 2011
7.00 p.m.
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois
light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
The event is free and open to the public.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Behind the Scene Look at the Asian Carp

A Behind the Scene Look at the Asian Carp

October 27th, 2011
2nd Floor of the Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue
Moline Illinois

Michael Grady
Export Manager at Schafer Fisheries, Thompson Illinois
Will present why the newest species of carp in America is the most misunderstood fish in America
Denigrated as inferior and invasive by the media, the Asian carps are in fact delicious, nutritious and an excellent low calorie alternative to the hamburger in the American diet.

7:00 p.m.
Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline

Light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
This event is free and open to the public.
Doors open at 6:30
For further information please call 309-762-9202

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Independent Scholars' Evening • America the Resilient

Independent Scholars' Evenings:

America the Resilient

Narveen Aryaputri will discuss her new essay on the current resilience of  America as seen in our society and in our thinking.
Narveen is an essayist with a background in English Literature and in Education. She is the president and founder of  The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. In our area she has completed the restoration of  the historic Moline Commercial Club as well as the Spencer House in Rock Island, making it a Landmark. She is building up her career is in visual art, using the medium of  oil on canvas and gauche on paper, slowly continuing its work between the work of  the Institute.

Her daughter Manisha and son-in-law Justin Snider and her grandchildren Nicasio Cole and Zahra Analee live in Bettendorf, Iowa.

 7.00 p.m 
second floor of
The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.
309-762-9202 for The Institute. www.qcinstitute.org

light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
The event is free and open to the public.
doors open at 6.30
Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. Is a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

List of Derogatory words maintained by the Independent Scholars at The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Curcumin or Turmeric

Frequently asked questions about Curcumin or Turmeric

What is curcumin?
Curcumin is a component of a spice from India, Bali and the surrounding islands called  Turmeric. It is estimated that 100 grams of  Turmeric contains 3-5 grams of Curcumin. Curcumin gives a yellow color to Turmeric. Turmeric is also present in the commercial pre-prepared curry powder in the spice rack of the local grocery stores. Chemically, Curcumin is called diferuloylmethane. Curcumin is yellow-orange in color. Curcumin is used as a natural yellow coloring in mustard, cereals, cheese and butter. In some countries, it is used as a natural coloring agent in the textile industry. Curcumin, after boiling and processing turns into a red color which is used for cultural purposes in India, for example the red dot used on a forehead to stimulate the third eye. Additionally, culturally it is used for the yellow color in patterns of powder and stones to decorate entrances.

What is the difference between cooking curcumin used and medicinal curcumin?
Curcumin used for medicinal purposes is the powder pounded from the raw Turmeric root. It is more grainy, has a heavier texture and has a milder yellow color. The Curcumin used as a spice and used for cooking is powder pounded from the Turmeric root after it is boiled and cooled. It has a finer consistency, is more fragrant and a stronger yellow color. Cooking Curcumin is available in grocery stores and is used more for cooking. Its medicinal value, though present, is not as strong as the Turmeric from pounded raw root as described above.

When was curcumin isolated?
Curcumin was isolated from the spice Turmeric as one of the active principle, more than a hundred years ago.

What does curcumin do?
The activity of curcumin has been demonstrated to be effective against cancer, cardiovascular diseases, type 11 diabetes, Crohn's disease, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, arthritis and in strengthening cartilage and bones. It has ' heating' properties in Ayurveda.

How does curcumin work?
Turmeric or Curcumin  has been described as an agent that can suppress inflammation. An extensive research over the last 50 years has revealed that the anti-inflammatory activity of Turmeric is due to Curcumin. Curcumin can inhibit both the activity and the synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 and 5-lipooxygenase; and other enzymes that give rise to inflammation. Curcumin has also been shown to work through numerous other mechanisms. More than 700 genes have been shown to be modulated by curcumin.

How to take medicinal curcumin:
Medicinal Curcumin can be taken by drinking it in warm milk, using about 1/2 teaspoon in a cup of  warm milk. It can also be applied topically. It can be taken in capsule forms.

There are reports to indicate that Curcumin taken on an empty stomach is more effective than with the meals. Thus it is recommended that you take Curcumin 1 hour before meals. If you are taking Curcumin powder ( instead of capsule ), you can take it with milk, yogurt, coconut milk or other fluids.

Does curcumin work against cancer?
Curcumin has been shown to prevent a large of number of cancers in animal studies. Laboratory data indicates that Curcumin can inhibit tumor initiation, promotion, invasion, angiogenesis and metastasis.

Epidemiological evidence indicate that the natural incidence of certain cancers are less in people who consume Curcumin than those who do not. Recent evidence indicates that, besides chemo preventive activity, Curcumin may also be effective in the actual treatment of cancer.

How does Curcumin work again cancer?
Numerous mechanisms have been identified for the anti-cancer activity of Curcumin. Inhibition of proliferation of tumor cells, induction of apoptosis ( a mode o cell death), inhibition of transformation of cells from normal to tumor, invasion of metastasis and suppression of inflammation, have been linked with the anti-cancer activity of curcumin. Downregulation o COX2, 5-LOX, adhesion molecules, inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, growth factor receptors, VEGF, and transcription factors by curcumin have been linked to its anti-tumor activity.

Does Curcumin work against arthritis?
Arthritis is a proinflammatory disease. All current drugs approved for arthritis have anti-inflammatory activity. Anti-TNF therapy has been approved for this disease. Curcumin has been shown to both suppress the TNF prodution as well as block the action of TNF. Curcumin, when applied topically, has been shown to have activity against arthritis.

Doe Curcumin work against Crohn's disease ( inflammatory bowl disease)?
Crohn's disease is also a pro-inflammatory disease. All current drugs approved for this disease have anti-inflammatory activity. Anti-TNF therapy ahs been approved for this disease. Curcumin has been shown to both suppress the TNF production and the TNF action. Curcumin, taken orally, has been shown to have activity against Crohn's disease.

Does Curcumin accelerate wound-healing?
There is numerous experimental data that suggest that Curcumin can accelerate wound healing. This has lead to the Johnson & Johnson's Curcumin-containing band-aid.

Does Curcumin work against Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is another proinflammatory disease. Numerous evidence, both in animal and human, indicate that Curcumin is quite effective against Psoriasis when applied topically to the skin.

Does Curcumin work against Alzheimer diseases?
Because Alzheimer disease is caused in part by amyloid-induced inflammation, Curcumin has been shown to be effective against Alzheimer. Clinical trials at UCLA are doing further investigations on the use of Curcumin for Alzheimer.

Are there any human clinical trails done with Curcumin?
There have been at least ten different clinical trials performed with Curcumin in patients with different diseases. There are mostly pilot studies that are " proof of concept" type studies. More trials are still in progress in the United States and other countries.

Has there been any toxicity associated with curcumin?
According to one of the Phase 1 study, Curcumin was found to be safe in human subjects even when consumed up to 8 grams per day for three months. Despite this study, it is recommended to take low dose 500 mg/day gradually increasing to higher dose if needed. As always, observe signs of both potential toxicity and improvement by observing your responses and progress. Keep informing your doctor of your observations.

Recommendations for Cancer:  If you have cancer, Curcumin can be taken according to this following regimen:
1 g/day for week one; if no side effects then,
2 g/day for week two; if no side effects then,
4 g/day for week three; if no side effects then ( can be split into three separate doses)
8 g/day for week four; for eight weeks ( can be split into three separate doses)

By then, significant improvement is expected.

If you do not have cancer then one capsule ( 500 mg) per day is sufficient.

Where do I buy curcumin?
Although there are numerous companies that supply curcumin, one needs to be careful that you are buying genuine product. Specially, product that is free of  GMO or fertilizer chemicals.

Certified medical curcumin as well as cooking curcumin is available at:
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.
email: institutecht@gmail.com
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Friday, June 17, 2011

2012: Apocalypse or Enlightenment: cultural phenomenon of the Mayan calendar

Comments from Michael Rosenthal:
Informal research from 2012: Apocalypse or Enlightenment? II discussion May 26, 2011 and my further input.
What to expect in future Universal Stages of evolutionary development. Day 3 - National (Akhenaten, Moses, Vedic tradition) ---> Planetary - 1848 (Springtime of the Peoples - Revolutions in Europe) ---> Galactic - Second Gulf War ---> Universal - NOW. Day 4 - National (World Religions - Buddha, Confucius, Zoroaster) ---> Planetary (Social Democracy) ---> Galactic (George W Bush - term 2?) ---> Universal (June24 - July 11, 2011) - (World Government Empowered?). Day 5 - National (Christianity) ---> Planetery (Russian Revolution) ---> Galactic (Nov. 24, 2006 - Nov. 19, 2007 - End of Conservative Era?) ---> Universal ( (July 30 - Aug 16,2011) - Social Revolution?) Day 6 - National (Romantic Era - Troubadours, Cathars, Templars - South of France) ---> Planetary - 1960's ---> Galactic ((Nov 24, 2008 - Nov 8, 2009) - Obama elected) ---> Universal (Sept 4 - Sept 21, 2011) - LOVE? Day 7 - National (NOW) ---> Planetary (NOW) ---> Galactic (NOW) ---> Universal (Oct 10 - Oct 28, 2011) - ENLIGHTENMENT?

question to Michael Rosenthal by Narveen
. Narveen Aryaputri • Michael.
Please explain a little about the three categories you are placing here:
1)National and The Day progressing with their various numbers.
For many of us who were not at the discussion on May 26th. 2011 your postinging might be difficult to understand.
thanks, Michael.

Answer by Michael Rosenthal:

Michael Rosenthal • (Big Bang)
Stage 1 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 2 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 3 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 4 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 5 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 6 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 7 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 8 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Stage 9 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 (2011(2012))
Any cell can be reached by either following across from 1 to 13 or down any number ie 3 or 5 or 10 whatever. Historical facts correspond to each cell at a cross point. Follow across or down a cell to predict or postdict facts. This is an intuitive process at first but as evidence mounts it turns into science. The last 5 stages are concerned with human development and will be a cultural, sociological, personal mix of data. (See above past posts and future posts for more details.)

Michael Rosenthal • 1 = Cellular, 2 = Mammalian, 3 = Anthropoid, 4 = Human, 5 = Regional, 6 = National, 7 = Planetary, 8 = Galactic, 9 = Universal
Day 1 = 1, Night 1 = 2, Day 2 = 3, Night 2 = 4, Day 3 = 5, Night 3 = 6, Day 4 = 7, Night 4 = 8, Day 5 = 9, Night 5 = 10, Day 6 = 11, Night 6 = 12, Day 7 = 13
My Post:
National --- 7 9 11 13
Planetary --- 7 9 11 13
Galactic --- 7 9 11 13
Universal --- 7 9 11 13(2011(2012))
(Down 7, Down 9, Down 11, Down 13 to predict across the Universal 9th Stage in the evolution of human consciousness.)

Michael Rosenthal • For the Mayans 52 years was a century. Every 52 years all fires were put out across their empire and at the appearance of a sign fires would be started and life would begin again. From JFK to now is 52 years. There are external signs but mainly each person starts anew their life at the end of an era. For some (many?) of us who lived through the 60's it is not so much starting anew as remembering who we were. Again living in a time of music, art and high ideals. My predictions of the Universal time to come sound familiar to me - lets discuss.

Michael Rosenthal • The Mayan Time Grid - The Purposeful Universe - CJ Calleman:
National: 1(June 17, 3115-2721BCE) - 2(2721-2326) - 3(2326-1932) - 4(1932-1538) - 5(1538-1144) - 6(1144-749) - 7(749-355) - 8(355-CE40) - 9(40- 434) - 10(434-829) - 11(829-1223) - 12(1223-1617) - 13(1617-Oct 28,2011)(Dec 21, 2012MR)
PLanetary: 1(July 24, 1755-1775) - 2(1775-1794) - 3(1794-1814) - 4(1814-1834) - 5(1834-1854) - 6(1854-1873) - 7(1873-1893) - 8(1873-1893) - 9(1893-1913) - 10(1913-1932) - 11(1932-1952) - 12(1952-172) - 12(1972-1992) - (1992-Oct 28, 2011)(Dec 21, 2012MR)

continued comments by
Michael Rosenthal • The Mayan Time Grid Continued - TPU- CJC:
Galactic: 1(Jan 5 1999- Dec 30, 1999) - 2(Dec 31, 1999-Dec24,2000) - 3(Dec 25, 2000-Dec 19, 2001) - 4(Dec 20, 2001-Dec14, 2002) - 5(Dec 15, 2002-Dec9, 2003) - 6(Dec 10, 2003-Dec3, 2004) - 7(Dec4, 2004-Nov28, 2005) - 8(Nov29, 2005-Nov 23,2006) - 9(Nov24, 2006-Nov 18, 2007) - 10(Nov 19, 2007- Nov 12, 2008) - 11(Nov 13, 2008-Nov 7, 2009) - 12(Nov 8, 2009- Nov 2, 2010) - 13(Nov3, 2010-Oct28, 2011)(Dec 21, 2012MR)
Universal: 1(March8-March25, 2011) - 2(March 26-April 12) - 3(April 13-April 30) - 4(May 1-May 18) - 5(May 19-June 5) - 6(June 6-June23) - 7(June24-July11) - 8(July12-July29) - 9(July30-Aug 16) - 10(Aug 17-Sept 3) - 11(Sept 4-Sept 21) - 12(Sept 22-Oct 9) - 13(Oct 10-Oct 28,2011)(Dec 21, 2012MR)
Fill in the grid and make your own predictions.

Thanks very much, It is far clearer now. I trust it is much more clear for other readers too.

. Narveen Aryaputri • by the way, this is the beginning of Third Night, if I am right. This is according to what Michael Rosenthal shared with us.

Michael Rosenthal • Looking at the Third Night; we see the Planetary Stage - (1854 - 1873). The American Civil War jumps out at me and George W. Bush's second term win in the Galactic. My projection - difficult times for the Democrats in the next 20 days. The night is generally a stalling (resting) or slight retreat from the previous Day.

Mwc Bayles • John Edwards has been indicted.

Narveen Aryaputri • Yes, and at the beginning of the Third Night.
Is anyone else following this Third Night here? Today Iowa floods began again. Wonder how long before that is under control. The wildfire is 10% under control, so that is a good thing.
Is there anything else I am missing?
The volcanic eruption was also at the onset of the Third Night.
Is there anything else I am missing?

Michael Rosenthal • Planetary - (1854 - 1873):
Treaty of Nanagawa, Naosake assassinated, Meiji Restoration, Sainen Rebellion, Underground Railway, India Bill (free from England), Emancipation Proclamation, Mahatma Gandhi born, Johovah Witnesses founded, American Civil War
(See Ian Lungold - 3rd Night Notes - Mayan Majix.com) Some more info for further thought and discussion.

Michael Rosenthal • To follow Narveen's thoughts - Ian Lungold said of the 3rd Night, " As for all the marbles, the greatest test humanity will ever face. The Law of Karma will go extinct." And we elected George W. Bush. If the earth changes keep getting worse with just retardation in the nights - it is to be remembered that at the beginning of the 4th Day - Dec. 26, 2004 - the Indian Ocean eathquake and Tsunami hit.

Mwc Bayles • Are we still in ther 4th night?

response by Michael Rosenthal about the upcoming June 24 - July 11 2011:

Michael Rosenthal • Still in the 3rd Night of the Universal just projecting ahead a bit into the 4th Day of the Universal which comes next - (June 24 - July 11). I was thinking of the 4th Day in the Galactic as a bad earth change time in the Galactic that foretells what will happen in the 4th Day of the Universal.

 Narveen Aryaputri • O.K. just to review: We have the Galactic as one set, or one group if you will, the Planetary as the previous set, or group; and then the Universal, which is the set or group we are currently in.
Just to confirm for our readers.

Michael Rosenthal • Third Night:
National - (1144 - 749 BCE)
Planetary - (1854 - 1873 CE)
Galactic - (Dec 10, 2003 - Dec 3, 2004)
Universal - (June 6 - June 23)
These Third Nights all have the same character and build on the previous Third Nights. In general the third night is a time of destruction when the old gives way - dies - that the new may grow in it's place in the following Days and Nights - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7. Here we are talking of consciousness - the old consciousness must die that the new take its place. Also we may be talking of earth changes - consciousness growth and earth change are not mutually exclusive.

 Narveen Aryaputri • Thank you so much, Michael. It is far clearer to me now .
Interesting thing about the solar flares today.