New From Blue Star
October 2011
In This Issue
Going with the Flow
Bernie Siegel
Hidden Symbolism
Wisdome & Love
A Message from Blue Star
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Every  day is sacred. 
The events on the planet that are now unfolding are accelerating &  important to all.  Whether on a personal level, a relationship or in a community and especially our connection to nature.


  Please help others and help yourself by living in a state of non judgement and gratitude towards all things. 


Draw your attention closer to nature, quieting the mind and opening  the heart

 We may not understand why or what is unfolding but awareness stars with the individual. Then with community a collective vision and action will flourish.

See yourself in everyone and all things.  


Give Thanks 


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BERNARD S. SIEGEL Live at the Buddha Barn 

October 15, 2011

3 PM 

325 Race Hill Road

Madison, CT  

$20 suggested donation  ONLY 10 SEATS LEFT

                               RESERVATION REQUIRED! 

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Bernie Seigel


Dr. Siegel, who prefers to be called Bernie, not Dr. Siegel, was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. His surgical training took place at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran's Hospital and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He retired from practice as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale of general and pediatric surgery in 1989 to speak to patients and their caregivers.

     In 1978 he originated Exceptional Cancer Patients, a specific form of individual and group therapy utilizing patients' drawings, dreams, images and feelings. ECaP is based on "carefrontation," a safe, loving therapeutic confrontation, which facilitates personal lifestyle changes, personal empowerment and healing of the individual's life. The physical, spiritual and psychological benefits which followed led to his desire to make everyone aware of his or her healing potential. He realized exceptional behavior is what we are all capable of.

     Bernie, and his wife and coworker Bobbie, live in a suburb of New Haven, Connecticut. They have five children and eight grandchildren. Bernie and Bobbie have co-authored their childrens books and articles. Their home with its many children, pets and interests resembled a cross between a family art gallery, museum, zoo and automobile repair shop. It still resembles these things, although the children are trying to improve its appearance in order to avoid embarrassment.

    In 1986 his first book, Love. Medicine & Miracles was published. This event redirected his life. In 1989 Peace, Love & Healing and in 1993 How To Live Between Office Visits followed. He is currently working on other books with the goal of humanizing medical education and medical care, as well as, empowering patients and teaching survival behavior to enhance immune system competency. Bernie's realization that we all need help dealing with the difficulties of life, not just the physical ones, led to Bernie writing his fourth book in 1998 Prescriptions for Living. It helps people to become aware of the eternal truths and wisdom of the sages through Bernie's stories and insights rather than wait a personal disaster. He wants to help people fix their lives before they are broken, and thus not have to become strong at the broken places. Published in 2003 are Help Me To Heal to empower patients and their caregivers and 365 Prescriptions For The Soul.  Published In 2004, a children's book about how difficulties can become blessings-Smudge Bunny, in 2005, 101 Exercises For The Soul and out in the Fall of 2006 a prescription for parenting book- Love, Magic & Mud Pies. Published in 2008 Buddy's Candle, for children of all ages, related to dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a pet or parent, and published in 2009 Faith, Hope & Healing with inspiring survivor stories and my reflections about what they teach us. Also out is Words Swords, my poetry and chance to write and react with your own. My web site where you can learn more is

     Woody Allen once said, "If I had one wish it would be to be somebody else." Bernie's wish was to be a few inches taller. His work has been such a growth experience that he is now a few inches taller. His prediction is that in the next decade the role of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory and heart energy will all be explored as scientific subjects.    

     For many, Bernie needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over our planet. In 1978 he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician, who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by an illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love.  

healing Healing at the Buddha Barn 

This presentation will focus on the art of healing our lives and not just an individual's dis-ease. I will be discussing my experience over the last thirty years with people who are confronting life's difficulties both physical and emotional. Survival behavior patterns will be outlined, as well as, the role of love, hope, humor, spirituality, desire and intention. The interplay of mind and body memories, thoughts and feelings and their role in our life and health will be discussed.  more on Bernie... 


Hidden Symbolism

A slide presentation will be presented to clarify the hidden symbolism involved in one's self image, relationships and treatment choices. End of life issues will also be discussed to empower people to live fully and die free of conflict. Participants will have the opportunity to do drawings and participate in guided imagery to uncover unconscious symbolic messages. They will also be presented with thought provoking questions about life and its meaning.  quotes from Bernie 


wisdom Wisdom & Love

The presentation is recommended not only for those who have already confronted their mortality and life's inevitable difficulties but also for their families and loved ones, as well as, those who want to learn about surviving life's difficulties through the experience of others and not their own pain. It is aimed at providing those who attend with the wisdom derived from the experience of the teachers of the past so they can have a happier future, live a longer healthier life and understand the role of love, humor, inspiration, information, guilt and blame in making one vulnerable to disease.


Bernie on Love & Attention Video 


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Great Thanks Great Peace Great Love

Thank you to all, we look forward to sharing with you.  

 With Gratitude, 

Pete and Sarah Onofrio