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A Million Steps Toward A More Compassionate World

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Translations: Deutsch, Nederlands

Altamonte Springs, Florida October 26, 2009 - Peace on earth, good will toward men. More than a holiday slogan, this is the foundation of a formula for improving the world undertaken by the Compassion Project. Imagine one million people deliberately creating and experiencing a more compassionate world, more good will toward others. Is there any question that this project will create a more peaceful world?

The Compassion Project was launched on Thursday, October 22, 2009 with the 1,500 attendees of the Avatar Professional Course in Orlando, Florida. Harry Palmer, president of Star's Edge International, outlined a simple plan to improve the conditions of the world.

"Let's increase the amount of compassion on the planet by placing one million Compassion Cards into the hands of strangers," said Palmer.

The Compassion Card carries a copy of the Compassion Exercise, one of thirty exercises in Palmer's book, ReSurfacing®: Techniques for Exploring Consciousness available at http://www.avatarbookstore.com.

Positive results from doing the Compassion Exercise have been experienced by over 100,000 graduates of the Avatar Course in the first two-day section of the course.

Palmer continued, "In exchange for the few minutes that it takes to do this exercise a person can experience hours or even days of feeling more peaceful. It can dissolve anger and stress very quickly."

compassion_cardsThe Compassion Card has been translated into eleven languages and offers five steps that anyone can take to create and experience more compassion. Launched in advance of the holiday season, the Compassion Project is a gift to people around the world. It is a proven way to create peace on earth - one person at a time.

For more information on the Compassion Project visit http://theavatarcoursepacific.com/compassion.


Developed in 1986, the Avatar Course training is delivered in 21 languages and is taught by licensed Avatar Masters in 71 countries. Graduates report reduced stress, increases in personal happiness, and greater success in reaching their goals. Newsletter at http://www.theavatartimes.com


ABOUT STAR'S EDGE INTERNATIONAL - Star's Edge International publishes books, videos, online materials, and a series of experiential courses that guide people into and through transformative experiences. The company was founded in 1986 and operates worldwide. Avatar®, ReSurfacing® and Star's Edge International® are registered trademarks of Star's Edge, Inc.

Star’s Edge, Florida Seminar Company, Mixes Old and New in Cambodia

avatar_cambodia_01.640Altamonte Springs, Florida (PRWEB) September 25, 2009 - The temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia have seen many awe-inspiring events in the centuries of their existence. Now these amazing creations have been involved in a powerful seminar for increasing awareness.

Led by Ilu Kim, trainer for Star's Edge International, sixty-three people deplaned at Angkor near midnight and were quickly wrapped by the hot and humid air of a Cambodian summer.

The reviewing students were eager to test their mental Avatar tools on the temple grounds. The new students, awed and excited with the history-rich atmosphere, were ready for adventure.

The temples at Angkor, mostly built in the 12th century by king Suryavarman, are arguably one of seven-wonders of the world. The best-preserved temple at Angkor Wat has, over time, served as a king's palace, a state capitol building, a Hindu temple, and today is a Buddhist temple.

For anyone who hasn't done the Avatar Course, it should be noted that many of the Avatar exercises are done outside and open new channels of perception with the environment that result in experiences of amazing clarity. Not only do the details of a thing become clear, the subtle imprints left by time unfold as well.

The course proceeded very smoothly. Checkouts and debriefs at the hotel, lunches in the shade (when the monsoon rains permitted), and the temple grounds for exercises and private sessions. The summer was very hot, discouragingly hot for most visitors, so the students had the space to themselves.

According to Kim, "The beauty of Avatar is that everybody is going through the same inner process of exploration and a reality is shared that leads to mutual care. What might seem like hardships to some people become bonding challenges to the Avatar students."

As Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar Materials, said, "There is no power in complaining. The unexpected is the spice of life."

By the fourth day of the course, the locals, who passed every morning on bicycles or scooters, were waving and smiling at the Avatar group. Some even stopped to ask questions and take brochures.

Before the group left Cambodia, they paid a visit to some local Avatar Masters who work there caring for poor children. These kind people were so happy to meet the group and shared how much their Avatar experience had helped them.avatar_cambodia_02.640

On the last day all the students finished and everyone went sightseeing. Cambodia is a metaphor for the Avatar experience: it is a mixture of the old and the new, of the awesome and amazing.

"We flapped our Avatar wings in consciousness in Angkor," said Kim, "and the effect will be a smiling drop of compassion added to the ocean of consciousness."

Developed in 1986, the Avatar Course is delivered in 20 languages and is taught by licensed Avatar Masters in 71 countries. Graduates report reduced stress, increases in personal happiness, and greater success in reaching their goals.

Newsletter at http://www.theavatartimes.com

For additional information on the Avatar course, contact Harry Palmer or visit http://www.theavatarcourse.com.

ABOUT STAR'S EDGE INTERNATIONAL - Star's Edge International publishes books, videos, online materials, and a series of experiential courses that guide people into and through transformative experiences. The company was founded in 1986 and operates worldwide. Avatar® is a registered trademark of Star's Edge, Inc.

Improve The World By Becoming More Honest And Kind

Altamonte Springs, Florida (PRWEB) March 13, 2009 -Star's Edge International, the corporation behind the Avatar Courses, hosted its largest 13-day seminar to date: The 19th Annual Avatar Wizards Course.

According to Rand Shipley, an Avatar Wizard graduate, "Star's Edge is an organization that believes we can create a better world by raising human consciousness one person at a time. In alignment with this goal, they offer a non-denominational course (Avatar) that allows a person to reconnect with their true spiritual self.  Students discover the source of their issues, problems, and concerns, and then learn ways to resolve and eliminate those issues, problems and concerns. Successful Avatar graduates gain the ability to create the life they want."

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The potential of the Avatar tools to create favorable life-changes is attested by tens of thousands of successful graduates, some of which, one step at a time, eventually decide to attend the Wizard Course. This year 2,740 students arrived from 47 countries. For these adventurous explorers of human consciousness, the 13-day Avatar Wizard Course is the fifth and final section of the Avatar Materials; it attempts to address the key elements of consciousness underlying the rise and fall of civilizations.

 

Harry Palmer and graduates

"Most people want to live better lives," said Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar materials. "Unfortunately, most of us are focused on trying to get someone else to change. Maybe if the government, or the banks, or our boss, or our spouse, would just do things the way we want, we'd finally be happy. But it doesn't work that way. The truth is you have to work from the inside out. The only person you can really change is YOU. But when you do that successfully, everything around you changes, including other people."

The Avatar Wizard Course was first presented in 1991 and has increased in its attendance every year. Many graduates rank it as the ultimate self-improvement experience in the world. "There is really nothing current to compare it with," said one attendee.

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The depth of this year's course even amazed Palmer. "The gains people are making this year are profound. Maybe it has something to do with the dawning of Aquarius, I don't really know, but the people here are being more honest and taking broader responsibility. They are caring for each other. As a result, they are healing some major issues. It is further evidence that the best way to handle one's own suffering is to act with the intention to relieve the suffering of others."

Developed in 1986, the Avatar Training that leads to the Wizard Course is currently delivered in 20 languages and is taught by licensed Avatar Masters in 71 countries. Graduates experience reduced stress, increases in personal happiness, and greater success in reaching material goals. Newsletter at http://www.theavatartimes.com

For additional information on Avatar Training, visit http://www.theavatarcourse.com/

ABOUT STAR'S EDGE INTERNATIONAL - Star's Edge International publishes books, videos, online materials, and a series of experiential courses that guide people into and through transformative experiences. The company was founded in 1986 and operates worldwide. Avatar® and Star's Edge International® are registered trademarks of Star's Edge, Inc.

CONTACT:
Adriel Brunson
Star's Edge International
(407) 788-3090
http://www.avatarepc.com

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Avatar Training is an Rx For the Despair of American Indian Youth

Altamonte Springs, Florida, January 30, 2009 — An inter-tribal team of Avatar Masters is using The ReSurfacing® Workshop to restore hope to American Indian youth. The consciousness training helps young people to identify the beliefs and attitudes that are the forward causes of life-long problems.

According to Stephanie Autumn, a member of the Hopi Nation and Director of a Tribal Youth Program, “Even though American Indian youth are a small part of the U.S. population, they experience mental health and substance abuse problems at an alarming rate—suicide, alcohol, and drug abuse are all extremely prevalent issues among American Indian youth.”

The Surgeon General and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that suicide is the second leading cause of death for American Indian youth age 15-24. The suicide rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives is more than twice the national average for other groups.

American Indian adolescents have been found to be more likely than other adolescents to be diagnosed with AD/HD, substance abuse, or substance dependence disorders. All of this occurs in some of the most isolated settings in this country—places that lack access to the educational, economic, and social resources that most of us have come to expect. But even without the access problems other barriers exist. Mental health issues are rarely discussed in many tribes—there are strong feelings of shame that prevents people from talking openly about these issues.

Concerned tribal leaders, who recently completed the Avatar Course, recognized the power of the ReSurfacing Section of the course to help with their youth problem. After many meetings, it was decided that they would share ReSurfacing with the people who could provide new role models to their generation. The ultimate goal is to improve the health and spirit of all the young people who live on the reservation.

A team of ten Avatar® Masters, licensed to deliver the workshop, came from across the United States to participate in the first public health and epidemiology summer camp for American Indian youth. They stayed at the campsite, teaching and coaching the students through the workshop exercises. The first group of twenty youths and eight adults spent four days practicing the exercises from the ReSurfacing Workshop.

The consciousness training in the ReSurfacing Workshop was successful in helping these leaders of tomorrow understand their own life experiences. According to Chris Gray, Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center, who hosted the summer camp, “There was overwhelming positive youth evaluations. They were enthusiastic about this workshop. They were very fast in understanding and completing the exercises and everyone enjoyed the experience.”

Developed in 1986, the Avatar Training is delivered in 20 languages and is taught by licensed Avatar Masters in 71 countries. Graduates report reduced stress, increases in personal happiness, and greater success in reaching their goals. Newsletter at http://www.theavatartimes.com

For additional information on Avatar Training, visit http://www.theavatarcourse.com/

ABOUT STAR'S EDGE INTERNATIONAL - Star's Edge International publishes books, videos, online materials, and a series of experiential courses that guide people into and through transformative experiences. The company was founded in 1986 and operates worldwide. Avatar® and Star’s Edge International® are registered trademarks of Star's Edge, Inc.

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The Future Isn't Hopeless; It Is Just Badly Conceived

cover igbAltamonte Springs, Florida, October 10, 2008—The world at its worst needs us at our best! That’s the message of IT’S GETTING BETTER—a DVD of hope.

To give this message the widest possible audience, Star’s Edge International has released “It’s Getting Better” with subtitles in 14 languages. Asian languages include Japanese, Korean and Chinese. European languages include Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian. Nordic languages include Swedish and Icelandic. English and Hebrew complete the set.

Harry Palmer, author of LIVING DELIBERATELY and the Avatar Course materials explains: "Our collective attitudes and beliefs shape the future as much as or more than events. "

This is an idea that is experientially encountered on Palmer's Avatar Course, which promotes personal and social change through increased personal responsibility.

“Ready or not," said Harry, "the future is pulling us forward. If we keep on going the way we are going, we’ll keep on experiencing what we’re experiencing. And, if we keep on going long enough, it is almost certain that someday we’re going to arrive somewhere, but is it going to be anywhere that anyone wants to be?”

Palmer, speaking before an international gathering of Avatar students, continued, “Consciousness is our tool, our gift. We’ve often used it in competitive, brutish ways, but we can also use it in wise and compassionate ways. We need to brighten the future up a little bit. If you want life to improve, there is some value in creating your expectations with the attitude: It’s Getting Better.”

Palmer's low key, often humorous presentation is welcome advice to a world waking up to the idea that our expectations do not have to be based solely on the past, but can also be based on our deliberate choices.

“It’s Getting Better” with subtitles is available through the online bookstore at http://www.avatarepc.com/html/audio.html. It’s also available for FREE preview online (in English only) at http://avatarepcmedia.com/itsgettingbetter.

Developed in 1986, the Avatar Course is delivered in 20 languages and is taught by licensed Avatar Masters in 71 countries. Graduates report reduced stress, increases in personal happiness, and greater success in reaching their goals. Newsletter at http://www.theavatartimes.com

For additional information on the Avatar course, contact Harry Palmer or visit http://www.avatarepc.com.

ABOUT STAR'S EDGE INTERNATIONAL - Star's Edge International publishes books, videos, online materials, and a series of experiential courses that guide people into and through transformative experiences. The company was founded in 1986 and operates worldwide. Avatar® and Star’s Edge International® are registered trademarks of Star's Edge, Inc.

CONTACT:
Adriel Brunson
Star's Edge International
788-3090
http://www.avatarepc.com

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