Welcome to Tephyr's Garden!

Tephyr passed from this world in 2015 after a 13 year struggle with LMS: Leiomayosarcoma.
She encouraged me to start Alternative Nature Online Herbal in 1997 and contributed as long as her health allowed.


A note to those less Tolerant to belief systems and lifestyles different then their own.

I like to consider myself an open minded person. One who is tolerant of other's beliefs and lifestyles. I have always felt that each persons search for "The Cosmic Answers" was individual and beautiful. I have never studied or read a philosophy or religion that didn't in some way touch the Truth and bring some understanding and light into helping the people's of this earth to find their way on the Path to The Divine. Since I started this site I have met, both through the site and in "the world" some wonderful and beautiful people of different beliefs, countries, and etc.


I have been ...not surprised... .....saddened..... by the flaming and sometimes hateful emails from individuals who don't agree with my personal Path.

If you don't agree with philosophies and belief systems different than yours in general and specifically on this site,

Bless you,

But please continue on your path without trying to change or emotionally attack people just because you feel they are wrong.

To humbly (and poorly) paraphrase Hazrat Inayat Khan;

"All religions touch the Truth. Each individuals path leads to the Truth"*

Tolerance for others is a beautiful thing.

Diversity is a beautiful thing.

And I pray that however you envision the Divine that your heart and mind are opened up by it's Light and Love.

You are welcome to disagree but not to suppress or threaten.

Further food for thought:

"I always believe that it is much better to have a variety of religion, a variety of philosophies, rather than one single religion or philosophy. This is necessary because of the different mental dispositions of each human being. Each religion has a certain unique ideas or techniques, and learning about them can only enrich one's own faith."

His Holiness The Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso 

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* If this interests you, please read his The Unity of Religious Ideals, 1979, The Sufi Order Publications, P.O. box 396, New Lebanon, NY 12125