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IN THIS ISSUE Volume 29 Number 10 • October 2010
FEATURES & OCCASIONALS 1 2 N OT E S F R O M T H E T R A I L STEVE BHAERMAN The Bucky starts here: Fo r g e t r e a l i t y T V. We ’ v e g o t r e a l i t y, a o n c e - i n m a n y- l i f e t i m e s h e r o ’ s journey with the entire species in the hero’s role. 14 BE A BIONEER! Yo u , t o o , c a n b e a b i o l o g i c a l p i o n e e r. M e e t y o u r cronies and make something happen at the Bioneers SLC Annual C o n f e r e n c e : We s t m i n s t e r C o l l e g e , N o v. 5 - 7 . 1 8 R OA D T R I P TO Z U N I JERRY RAPIER Excerpts from the journals o f t h e c a s t o f “ S h e Wa s M y B r o t h e r, ” J u l i e J e n s e n’ s n e w p l a y. 20 DREAMTIME: NIGHTTIME I M AG I N I N G S M AC H I E L K L E R K In dreams, we mytholog i z e t h e d a y. 2 4 L I S T E N TO YO U R SYMPHONY MARGARET RUTH An exercise for exploring y o u r d e e p e r s e l f. A d a p t e d from “Superconscious Relationships: The Simple Ps y c h i c Tr u t h s o f Pe r f e c t l y Satisfying Connnections.” 4 1 KO M B U C H A D I S A P P E A R S F R O M G R O C E RY S H E LV E S H E I D I N O VA K Time to start brewing it yourself!.
DON’T GET ME STARTED JOHN DEJONG Machine Gun Herbert and the global warming deniers.
ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Environmental news from around the state and the West.
SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER: DENNIS HINKAMP The fix-it fix: The true motivation for handiness.
COACH JEANNETTE JEANNETTE MAW The Herriman Wildfire: Conjuring helpful thoughts in trying times.
CATALYST CALENDAR OF EVENTS
BENJAMIN R . BOMBARD Our favorites for the month, chosen from the online CATALYST calendar. 32
GREEN BITS PAX RASMUSSEN, ET. AL . New ideas from near and far for a healthier, more sustainable future.
METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH SUZANNE WAGNER This month, your passion and reason struggle to find a balance in tumultuous times.
YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH CHARLOTTE BELL Uttanasana: Breathe into autumn.
THE WELL-TEMPERED BICYCLE COMMUTER
STEVE CHAMBERS The art of bicycle advocacy: Speak up for cycling while winter keeps you off the road.
4 2 N A DA YO G A TA R A N A N DA M E R C I E R Yo g a o f s o u n d . 45
ASK THE ASTROLOGER CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM Not yet ready: Luckily, strong enough to leave.
URBAN ALMANAC DIANE OLSON Day by day in the home, garden and sky.
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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK GRETA BELANGER DEJONG
DISPLAY ADS IN THIS ISSUE Adopt-a-Native Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Lucarelli, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
All Saints Episcopal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Margaret Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Avenues Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Mazza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Beer Nut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Mindful Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Big Mind Zen Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Moab Confluence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Bioneers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Moffitt, Marilyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Blue Boutique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Naked Fish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Buddha Maitreya Soul Therapy . . . . . . 38
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Open Hand Bodywork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Cerami Chiropractic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Pago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Clarity Coaching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
People’s Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Coaching Your Inward Journey. . . . . . . 27
RDT Dance Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Coffee Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 43
Red Butte Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Conscious Journey/Patillo . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Red Iguana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Cooler World Music Festival . . . . . . . . . 10
Red Lotus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
CORE Life Coaching/Paul Randak . . . . . 26
Residential Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Create Your Life/Sidford . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Cucina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Sage's Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Dancing Cats Feline Center . . . . . . . . . . 26
Salt Lake Acting Company . . . . . . . . . . 29
Dancing Cranes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Schumann Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Dianetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Scientology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Dog's Meow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
State Room. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
DTA Farmers Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Streamline Plates/Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
El Inti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Takashi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Five-Step Carpet Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Ten Thousand Villages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Friends of the City Library . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Tin Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Global Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Twigs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Golden Braid Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
U of U Humanities Happy Hour . . . . . . 17
Healing Mountain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
U of U Science Night Live . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Heidi Novak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Underfoot Floors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Holistic Gourmet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
UNI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Inner Light Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Urban Shaman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Iren, Sibel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Utah Humanities Council . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
It'sTofu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
UtahFM.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Kathmandu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Utah Solar & Alt. Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
KRCL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Vertical Diner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
KUED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Wagner/Psychic Fairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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ast month I had a new thought; I changed my mind about something. I’ve been marveling at the experience ever since. I think I will do this again, soon. I was at the Utah Symphony on the night of September 18 with my friend Ursula, who has season tickets for killer seats. Abravanel Hall is a massive room of real gold and warm wood and crystal. I’ve always felt that it was built not necessarily with love but actually by love. This startles me; it is in addition to the physical beauty of the structure and the space it defines. I went to the symphony because it was a delightful thing to do. I was caught unawares, as they say. That night, Hilary Hahn played Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major. I knew the music when I heard it, but I could not have named it, nor did I know of the 30-yearold genius Hahn before that evening’s pre-concert lecture. I had the joy of discovering for myself, firsthand, what it is to be moved by really fine music. The proverbial pin might have dropped, and sounded like a bomb: I don’t know that anyone even breathed. A bomb might have dropped, and no one would have been distracted. It was among the most transcendent experiences I can recall, and it lasted only about half an hour. What changed for me—or I, for it—is this: I have always been a proponent of supporting the planting of seeds. The more, and the more diverse the mix, the better. I like the idea of “seed money,” where a little bit can go a long way. In supporting the arts, that has always made sense to me: the individuals, the small groups, the multi-taskers with a lot of passion and low overhead. I will admit that a part of me looked askance at the comparatively massive budgets of symphonies, operas and ballets. But that night I saw clearly for the first time how important it is to take care of the trees as well as the seedlings. That pulsing heart of a hall would not exist without the big intentions. Like a tree, it returns comfort, nourishment, inspiration and beauty to
its community. It’s a living, growing system, with roots, and limbs that need pruning. Places like Abravanel Hall do not spring up and flourish unbidden, however. They must be wanted, nurtured, cared for. The point is that in addition to small being beautiful, I acknowledge wholeheartedly that big can be beautiful, too. It seems to conflict with some basic tenet I hold about myself, but there it is: I have expanded my personal boundaries of what’s possible. Twice that same weekend I saw portions of Gary Vlasic’s 48-hour dance marathon participation-allowed performance piece at the Salt Lake Art Center, “Dark Horses, Fallen Shadows.” I would have liked to have spent more time there and joined in. On Friday night, at Poor Yorrick Open Studios, I saw the efforts of dozens of artists of all levels of accomplishment who were willing to invite their friends over and stand up and be seen with and for the thing they love to do. The specter of so many human beings making music, dancing, making art— doing the things I say I love, but don’t do—brought home another realization, less verbal: Whether you’re the world’s best violinist or an amateur dancer, engaging the body, heart, mind and soul for its own sake is a thrill and a privilege from which we should not shirk. About 25 years ago, CATALYST interviewed Dr. Willem Kolff, inventor of the artificial heart. When asked how to justify the expense of such a device, he scoffed. How many hearts could one bomb buy? To him it was a question of priorities. The same could be said about the arts. Bombs are handy for that, I’ll say. So are Long Island iced teas, on the micro scale: Decide you might have one or two of the high-priced mixed drinks, then decide against it. There —you’ve saved enough money for whatever other expense needs justifying. At any rate, I did go to Dan Schmidt’s contact improv dance class at SugarSpace on Monday, and I was glad to be there (though I am still feeling a twinge from those unpremeditated backward somersaults). I went to Charlotte Bell’s yoga class on Tuesday, which just might count for art....? And I tentatively ran my fingers over the piano, a lamp prop for the last two decades, that stands at the foot of my bed. ◆ Greta is the editor and publisher of CATALYST.
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On a plateau west of Hanksville that looks, to a casual observer, like many other plateaus in the region, three nearly forgotten graves lie surrounded by four steel fenceposts and two strings of barbed wire. The graves appear to be full sized and at least a century old – the area was settled in the 1870s. The headboards remaining on two of them have split and are illegible. You can see the end of the world from here. Or maybe even another world. NASA used the area as a simulation of Mars. A blindingly bright spray of plastic flowers wait for judgment day.
DON’T GET ME STARTED
Machine Gun Herbert and the global warming deniers BY JOHN DEJONG
It’s kind of strange watchJohn deJong ing Governor Gary Herbert and U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz call for the Federal levels and increasing temperatures. Emergency Management It could be climate change. Administration to pay the $5 million In an era of global corporations tab for fighting last month’s Machine and global positioning systems, Gun fire that destroyed three homes anything “global” has man’s mark in Herriman. (See Jeannette Maw, irredeemably stamped on it. So “Fire,” in this issue, for more on this “global warming” has to change to subject.) Isn’t it Utah’s states’ right to “climate change”— something only pay for its own bungling? (The irony Mother Nature or God would mess is that either way, fed or state, “they” with. Plus, global warming has had is “us.”) a lot of bad press and needed a Unless they’ve been mobilized, makeover. National Guard troops are under There aren’t many theories as to Governor Herbert’s command. As a matter of fact, the annual Governor’s Day review of all the National Guard troops under Herbert’s command occurred the day before troops on the machine gun range at Camp Williams ignited the fire. It seems why climate would naturally change that someone made a poor assessas drastically as it is. There are even ment of range safety before authorfewer theories of what climate izing the use of tracer ammunition change is. It could be everything just that is highly likely to ignite the getting a couple of degrees warmer. parched hillsides constituting and So Utah’s deserts become Sonoran surrounding Camp Williams. But and the Sonoran Desert becomes we’ve got to give the boys a chance worse. Or, extreme weather could to play with their guns if we expect get worse—more extreme droughts, them to re-enlist, so we take our more extreme storms, more violent chances. hurricanes and typhoons. Herbert ought to have on a platter The problem with global warming the head of whomever authorized deniers is that they don’t even see the burnt maneuver. But that’s not the evidence, much less connect it the way it works. The buck stops with any rational theory. It isn’t hotsomewhere else. ter or drier and it most certainly isn’t global warming. And the buck Who could have predicted that doesn’t stop here, either. live fire exercises in tinder dry grassland would start a fire? Upstanding citizens September in Utah is usually dry In Plato’s Republic there was a but we’re having a particularly dry whole hierarchy of citizenship; or, September this year. Of course it to be more accurate, a lowerarchy couldn’t be global warming, even of un-citizenship. The idea was that though there is plenty of science certain persons with upstanding pointing to a link between rising CO2
characters, endowed either by birth or merit, deserved all the rights of citizenship while other residents of a city or state counted only as some fraction of a full citizen. This is the rationale for corporate citizenship. What better citizen than a corporation with noble, altruistic motives and the experience and high morals of dozens if not hundreds of individuals? A prime example of this neocon “citizen of the Republic” thinking
Who could have predicted that live fire exercises in tinder dry grassland would start a fire? occurred recently in a debate between Governor Gary Herbert and challenger Peter Corroon. Corroon said that he would lie down across the tracks to prevent high-level nuclear waste from coming to Utah, referring to both Energy Solutions’ continuing attempts to import depleted uranium and a consortium of nuclear power companies’ plans to store spent nuclear fuel rods on the Goshute Indian reservation 45 miles west of Salt Lake City. Herbert’s response betrayed both his belief in corporations as the ultimate citizen, as well as the Republican belief in the rule of law over fairness, justice or the common good. “We are doing the right thing based on the law. It is one thing to have this political bravado of what I would have done, but when you violate people’s rights under the law, you are violating all our rights
under the law.” I understand Herbert to mean that not allowing “good” corporate citizen Energy Solutions to bend Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations to benefit the shortterm interests of Energy Solutions’ management and stock holders, to the detriment of the longterm safety of Utah’s citizens, amounts to nothing less than violating Energy Solutions’ rights; their rights certainly trump ours and our descendants’ rights. Immediately after the debate, corporate citizen Energy Solutions lashed out at Corroon with ads in the Tribune and Deseret News, accusing Corroon of playing politics. What is it about Republicans always whining about Democrats “playing politics”? It’s Orrin Hatch’s fall-back line whenever the facts, the law or rational thought fail him. U. S. Representative from Utah’s third congressional district historically favors this whine. Could they possibly think they don’t that game? Perhaps they should be allowed to play but not their opponents. It seems the latter is Energy Solutions’ take on it.
Speaking of Energy Solutions.... Another questionable right Republicans invariably champion is the right of corporations to pollute—to use the “commons” to rid themselves of the toxic effluent from their industrial processes, or the toxic end products of others, if there’s a profit in it. It’s as if there were an “entitlement” of corporate citizenship. The consequential harm to any one person is justified as being too small to have a consequence. This is the same argument used to justify monopolistic behavior —the penny per day a monopolistic enterprise illegitimately makes off 300 million people is too small to be of any consequence. Unless the monopolistic enterprise then takes that money and turns it into “free” speech to influence elections to elect lawmakers who will make “laws” to serve their best interests. And the buck stops there. ◆ John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST. He seemed in a pretty good mood this month but we have to admit this is one of the crankier pieces he’s written in a long time.
ogether, we must ensure that future generations can experience the tranquility and grandeur of America’s natural places. As we resolve to meet this responsibility, let us also reflect on the ways in which our lives have been enriched by the gift of the American wilderness. –Barack Obama
Oil shale in Utah: “Fossil foolishness” On September 13, the Utah State Mining Division issued a permit that will allow the Canadian company Earth Energy Resources to begin work on a 213-acre tar sands strip mine in eastern Utah, a move Western Resource Advocates calls “fossil foolishness.” A new report on the impacts of oil shale says that Canada’s oil shale and tar sands industry has resulted in regionwide environmental devastation, and Utah is not likely to fare much better. A look at the map shows that tar sands and oil shale deposits are located in some of the most scenic parts of the state such as the San Rafael Swell, on the boundaries of Canyonlands National Park and next to Escalante/ Grand Staircase National Monument. Development in the Uinta Basin would drain water from the Green, White and Duchesne Rivers and pollute Colorado River tributaries. Right now Utah is at a decision point where the state can choose a clean energy future or pin our hopes on boom-and-bust fossil fuel development. The report says, “For the western United States, in particular, any fuel that requires more water and more energy to produce than is gained should simply be a non-starter.”
BY AMY BRUNVAND
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Guv seeks public input on energy Utah Governor Gary Herbert has formed a committee to write a new energy plan for the next 10 years. The Utah chapter of the Sierra Club encourages public participation, saying “We can influence the process to emphasize diversifying the state’s portfolio to include more renewable energy and attendant clean jobs, or we can allow powerful special interests to steer the plan towards the same dirty fossil fuels Utah currently uses.” Some Sierra Club talking points: Coal has been a reliable source of energy for Utah in the past, but it has serious external costs that we pay in the form of additional hospitalizations, excess deaths, asthma attacks and water contamination. Clean energy is a better economic bet for the future. Public comment deadline is October 15. Send letters to Ted Wilson, Energy Plan Director, c/o Ashlee Buchholze, Office of the Governor, Utah State Capitol, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 841142220, 801-538-1621, ABUCHHOLZ@UTAH.GOV State of Utah 10-Year Energy Initiative: TINYURL.COM/GOVERNORPLAN Utah Sierra Club Energy Plan Talking Points: UTAH.SIERRACLUB.ORG/ENERGY_PLAN.ASP
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Prarie dog problems —and solutions Utah prairie dogs have a public image problem. Threefourths of their remaining habitat is on privately owned land, and the people who own the land consider them pests rather than a keystone species for native ecosystems. The WildEarth Guardian “Report from the Burrow, 2010” reports only about 12,000 Utah prairie dogs remain, and yet the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service maintains a special rule that permits shooting or trapping up to 6,000 per year—at least
The fix-it fix The true motivation for handiness BY DENNIS HINKAMP
SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER Home Depot to get the extra part I need or to exchange a part for the correct size because I measured incorrectly, there is no economic or carbon footprint model that could rationalize my behavior. On a strictly cost-benefit analysis, a more cost efficient use of my time would have been collecting aluminum cans along the side of the road. The second obstacle to your fix is aligning expectation with outcomes of your fix-it projects. This should be easy, since societal standards are at a historic low. Most people consider defrosting pizza and opening cans to be cooking, so you don’t have to go too far beyond changing the proverbial light bulb to feel handy. You can follow the wire down the line and change the switch or get even more creative and put in a dimmer.
Most people consider defrosting and opening cans to be cooking, so you don’t have to go too far beyond changing the proverbial light bulb to feel handy.
henever I’m feeling a little down, worthless and confused I usually turn to a fix-it fix. I could turn to booze, psychotherapy or religion, but their relief is fleeting compared to the simple act of making something work that once did not. Your first obstacle in achieving the fix-it fix is getting past the selfdelusion that you are doing this to save money or time. Fixing your own stuff seldom is the easiest or most economical way to get things done; you just have to do it for the personal sense of achievement and satisfaction that comes from doing something other than torturing a keyboard with your hands. Let me repeat, doing it yourself seldom saves money. By the time I research the procedure on the Internet, make three return trips to
That said, don’t take electricity lightly. I turn off every circuit breaker in the house and ask the city to shut down the power plant just to be sure. You know those momentary power outages you experienced a couple weeks ago? That was me; sorry. Plumbing, though less personally risky, is stinkier. People at work can generally tell when I have been doing home plumbing jobs. Despite all the obstacles I have outlined, it is still worth the mental healing you will get from completing a project that gives you immediate feedback. A light that lights anew and a drain that drains again because of something you actually did with your hands—these are beautiful things. I’m not sure what real plumbers, carpenters and electricians do to get their fix-it fix; maybe they install new software on their computers. ◆ Dennis Hinkamp would like to reveal that Slightly Off Center actually refers to his carpentry skills.
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The Bucky starts here A call to gather under one big intent BY STEVE BHAERMAN
o matter how you look at it, these are extraordinary times where we seem to face crisis at every turn. Interestingly, the word “crisis” first came into the English language in a translation of Chauliac’s Grande Chirurgie (Major Surgery) and it meant “the turning point in a disease.” Well folks, the body politic—and indeed the biosphere—is one sick puppy. We are at a pivotal
that cannot be explained through ordinary science is often deemed a Divine intervention, part of the unknowable mystery. But there might be more to it. Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, author of Coyote Medicine, tells us that spontaneous remission is often preceded by “a change of story.” In other words, our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and the meaning we attribute to our situation may actually change the “field” in such a way that it impacts our physical reality. Can this also be true of our collective story and beliefs, and our collective reality? That’s what my book with Bruce Lipton, Spontaneous Evolution, is all about. As we say in the book: “The spontaneous remission we seek appears to be contingent upon a spontaneous re-missioning of civilization through which we change our mission from one based on survival of the individual to one that encompasses survival of the species.” In other words, we must spontaneously change our mission from dominate-or-be-dominated to thrival of all. Can it be done? We don’t know, but that’s what we’re playing the game to find out.
Forget reality TV, folks, we’ve got reality, a once-in-many-lifetimes hero’s journey with the entire species in the hero’s role. moment where things can take a turn for the worse, or the better. Looking at the magnitude of the crises, it becomes clear that—to paraphrase Einstein —these problems cannot be solved at the same level they were created. Inside-the-box economic fixes aren’t fixing anything, nor can technological fixes alone repair the excesses of technology. Meanwhile, we have an intransigent system invested in remaining the same, doing everything it can do to keep people asleep—or roused up in anger against the wrong enemy. It really doesn’t look good for the home team. In fact, it looks more and more like the world needs a miracle.
A template for miracles? So, where do we go to find a template for miracles? Well, we can begin with the phenomenon called spontaneous remission. We read about these seemingly anomalous healings all the time, or perhaps we know someone who has had one. One day, the individual is on death’s door with a “fatal illness.” The next day, they are inexplicably symptom free. This kind of miraculous change
The world game or the end- of-theworld game: The choice is ours If you’re wondering what the game is, consider the one proposed by R. Buckminster Fuller nearly 50 years ago. He called his game The World Game, and if played successfully, everyone can win. The challenge: “To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone.” Now, that’s a game! Forget reality TV, folks, we’ve got reality, a once-in-many-lifetimes hero’s journey with the entire species in the hero’s role. Bucky Fuller, who also coined the term “Spaceship Earth,” predicted that the 50-year period beginning in 1975 would be about aligning the planetary resources to insure abundance for all. Now, Bucky was a visionary, but he was also a scientist and mathematician. So he knew it could be done. And he knew his visionary call for mass functionality would be termed “utopian,” which is why he titled one of his other books Utopia or Oblivion.
“Utopia” (which means “nowhere”) is generally seen as the impossible dream, and the way to get there is … oh, that’s right, you can’t get there from here. But if we reframe utopia as health, harmony and sanity, then it becomes a little easier to imagine. We have healthy cells, healthy individuals and healthy families. We even have some healthy communities and healthy organizations. What is it that creates that field of health? How can we bring more of that to bear on more aspects of our lives? How can we create a healthier world? Bucky Fuller’s audacious challenge is pointing the way. The possibility of a more loving, healthy and functional world is what drove Bruce Lipton and me to write Spontaneous Evolution, and it is what fuels my Notes From the Trail blog. There are hundreds of thousands of well-meaning organizations focused on one specific aspect of creating a healthier, happier world. There are tens of millions of humans dedicated to countless causes that promote one or more of these worthy goals. What has been missing up until now is a movement, a singular focus and mission, an overarching, undertruthing idea that unites all the ideas, organizations and individuals into a formidable power that creates critical mass and critical momentum. And that is why we are calling forth individuals, communities, organizations, companies who share this passion for a loving, functional world to gather “under one big intent,” to play a game worth playing. Our children’s children, and our grandparents’ grandparents are rooting for us. Here, once again, is Buckminster Fuller’s challenge: “To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone.” Are you inspired? The Bucky starts here. ◆ Steve Bhaerman is a writer and uncommontator who has written and performed comedy as Swami Beyondananda. He is also the co-author with Bruce Lipton of Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (Hay House: 2009). He can be found online at WWW.WAKEUPLAUGHING.COM. If you like what you read, and want to get more of it, subscribe to Notes From the Trail here: WWW.WAKEUPLAUGHING.COM/EPISTORE/?PRODUCTID=75
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Be a Bioneer!
You, too, can be a biological pioneer—”an ecological inventor who’s got an elegant and often simple set of solutions for environmental conundrums” (Utne Reader). Meet your cronies and make something happen at the Bioneers SLC Annual Conference: Westminster College, November 5-7.
f you read CATALYST, you’re a likely contender for Bioneers. Years ago, some of our staff traveled to San Rafael, California to attend the annual gathering, which focuses on solutions to today’s environmental and social justice challenges. We saw and heard
sions with social and ecological innovators from our own community. This year’s local gathering also includes a public keynote with author Charles Bowden and archivist Molly Molloy, who have been chronicling the violence and social breakdown of Juarez, Mexico. Read on for more info on this year’s breakout sessions and presenters. (There is a fee for the conference; the keynote on opening night is free to all.) WWW.WESTMINSTERCOLLEGE.EDU/BIONEERS.
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Rational ecology Fred Montague, University of Utah Biology Professor/Lecturer
Shades of green: the emerging profession of urban ecology Stephen Goldsmith, Associate Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
Building green communities requires us to adjust the way we think of community building in general. Planning for places that sustain our complex, interconnected ecosystems as well as our spirits is emerging as a new field of urban ecology. Join Stephen Goldsmith for an engaging conversation about our evolving vocabulary of city building. Friday 2-3:30p. GOLDSMITH@ARCH.UTAH.EDU
philosopher Derrick Jensen, visionary activist astrologer Caroline Casey, Canadian environmental activist David Suzuki and many other luminaries whose passion is planetary health. In recent years, we have been able to keep our carbon footprint
include a presentation and preview of some projects currently in motion in Salt Lake City.
Bicycling as a form of transit—SLC and beyond Becka Roolf, SLC Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator
How do we address concerns of accelerated resource consumption as the world’s population barrels toward 9.2 billion people by 2050? The way we live has significant and irreversible impacts on global stability (both environmental and political). How do we provide a rational ecological perspective upon which we can base indi-
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smaller and travel only to Sugar House. Again this November, Westminster College will host a rebroadcast of the October national conference’s 15 plenary speakers, flanked by breakout ses-
How is bicycling a vital means of sustainable transportation in a worldwide context? Learn about how it’s done in Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany and let’s consider what may be possible here in Utah. Session will also
vidual and community action for justice and sustainability? Well, don’t be scared. He’s really a lot of fun. (And the answer is: Gardening.) Friday 2-3:30p, MONTAGUE@BIOSCIENCE.UTAH.EDU
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RDTâ€™s Green MapÂŽ Project Linda C. Smith, founder, Repertory Dance Theatre
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Grow, gather, eat: Sustaining the harvest Erika DuRoss, science teacher, Realms of Inquiry
Local high school students from Realms of Inquiry had a mission this quarter to continue to incorporate the norms of a rural citizen into the lifestyle of an urban community member. Their presentation will focus on the intersection between the utility of a garden space and its value. They have explored the ties between these two topics through community interviews, research and class discussions. Using a greenhouse as a vehicle to discuss incorporating a balance of these two ideas in our school garden, the students hope to convey insights gained throughout this process. Saturday 2:45-4:15p, ERIKA@REALMSOFINQUIRY.ORG
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Legalize democracy! How to overthrow corpocracy, reclaim your rights, and save the planet in an afternoon Ashley Sanders, democracy activist
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Roadtrip to Zuni Excerpts from actors’ journals BY JERRY RAPIER Fossen, Jay Perry) joined me on a road trip to the Zuni Pueblo in Northwestern New Mexico where “She Was My Brother” is set. We agreed on the first weekend in August. The goal was to develop a greater sense of place, of culture, of story. They kept a journal to share with you. Jay Perry (Wilson): As we drove to Zuni, we passed through Shiprock, the seat of the Navajo Nation. I’m not sure what I expected to see on my first trip to a reservation, but the stories of a hard life, poor living conditions and American dominance of influence all congealed in a very tactile way as we passed through Shiprock. Zuni is different. It is, by comparison, a paradise. It seems to me that, while it is also a very poor place, the people are less affected by that than perhaps we were. I am in an ancient city. I can’t do it justice with words. Everything is simple, lots of trees and the enchanting smells of the desert filling my senses. We are stay-
The cast: Jay Perry, Joe Debevc, April Fossen
have wanted to produce one of Julie Jensen’s plays for years but the stars have never quite aligned. That is, until I was just a few pages into my first read of “She Was My Brother,” and I felt like I’d been kicked in the gut. In a good way. In a we-have-do-this-play way. I asked Julie why she wrote it. For her, it’s about “one of those moments in history when everything could have changed. If the first white people to study the Zuni people had told the truth about how this and most native tribes treated transgen-
der people, everything could have been different.” It would take another 100 years. “[In the 1880s] there was an actual person in the Zuni Pueblo, a man who dressed and behaved as a woman. That person, We’wha, was taken to Washington, D.C., to meet the Congress, the Supreme Court and even the President. He passed as a woman. I loved that story and wanted to know what was behind that event.” “She Was My Brother” follows two Victorian anthropologists – the officious yet maternal Tullis and the
sickly, arrogant Wilson (based on the real-life Matilda Coxe Stevenson and Frank Hamilton Cushing, the first to study the Zuni) – into their relationship(s) with Lamana (based on the real-life We’wha). Both Tullis and Wilson fall in a sort-of-love with Lamana (a variation on Lhamana, the Zuni word for two-spirit). Tullis loves her as a woman, Wilson loves him as a man – which may make this the most unlikely love story ever told. Truth is stranger than fiction. The actors (Joe Debevc, April
“She Was My Brother” follows two Victorian anthropologists – the officious yet maternal Tullis and the sickly, arrogant Wilson (based on the real-life Matilda Coxe Stevenson and Frank Hamilton Cushing, the first to study the Zuni) – into their relationship(s) with Lamana, who is based on the real-life Zuni man, We’wha.
The Zuni have a sense of history much deeper than ours – their culture could very well be here long after ours. – Jay Perry (who plays the role of Wilson)
to take our time so that we could have a real look around. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this was our first example of the Zuni hospitality I’ve read about, something which permeated the entire experience. It never seemed as if anyone was in a hurry anyway. I immediately recognized the symbols painted on a large wall just inside the entrance represented the many Zuni clans I’d read about in [Frank] Cushing’s “Selected Writings.” I became more and more aware that I was standing in the middle of living antiquity. The Zuni have a sense of history much deeper than ours –their culture could very well be here long after ours. Historic photos: Left: Cushing. Right: Matilda Stevens. Top: Unidentified ceremony
ing at the Inn at Halona, near the Zuni Pueblo – The Middle Place. April Fossen (Tullis): Our first stop in the village is the A:Shiwi Museum, and it is surprising. A nondescript, unassuming building filled with treasures and a vision of life that is so unique. The [real-life counterparts of] the characters Jay and I will play figure prominently in the museum. The wounds their studies left: the exposure to the world, the Americanization they brought with them seem to still be fresh and painful. The Lhamana are
no longer really acknowledged in the tribe. Their place in the Zuni story has been basically erased. And there is no evidence of them there in the museum. It’s such a shame – the concept of the Lhamana is such a balanced and clear-minded idea. I imagine Americanization has something to do with this loss. JP: I dove into the feast of information, history and art of the museum. Though we got there with only 20 minutes or so before it was supposed to close, the woman in the office welcomed us and invited us
AF: Today we visited the actual Zuni Pueblo. We also met some truly incredible people. The Pueblo itself was different from what I expected. It seems there was a fire a few years ago [inside the plaza], so much of [the façade] has been rebuilt. It still has essentially the same look, but was kind of unexpected. One of the things that surprised me the most in the Pueblo was the quiet. It is not ruins, the homes and buildings are inhabited and used. There were people all around during our visit. But it was still so quiet. No loud music. No barking dogs. No yelling. The dwellings are so close together it
feels claustrophobic to a modern urban-dweller like myself, but I’m amazed at the feeling of peace there. Since there were no traditional dances happening that particular day, we were allowed to go into the plaza itself. It was an honor to be allowed into such a sacred communal space. Our visit to the Catholic mission [built adjacent to the pueblo by the Spanish Conquistadors in 1629] brought up mixed feelings for me. On the one hand, I find cultural and religious imperialism appalling in any situation. The fact that the Spaniards destroyed underground Zuni kivas makes me sick; that the Zuni were forced to take on Catholicism when they had a clear belief system of their own is disgusting. But the mission is beautiful and its worn-down condition is a shame. The Zuni [literally] put some of themselves into it some of their symbols, some of their artwork. The combination and juxtaposition is striking. JP: “Alahkwa” means thank you in Zuni and I said it a lot as soon as I learned it. A deep sense of honor and respect for these people came over me in my short time at the museum. I feel like I’ve stepped back in time to the late 1800s, with all the giddy sense of discovery and wonder that must have been part of Frank Cushing’s experience in his first moments in Zuni. AF: The Zuni people are remarkable artists. A charming and generous man, Jimmy, who carves fetishes, took us to his home, told us his story and his own understanding of certain aspects of Zuni culture and history and showed us his method for carving fetishes. His 16-year old daughter does traditional weaving and showed us how she does that work. And his 15-year old son showed us the traditional beehive oven he had just finished building and talked to us about how they use it. The family was so generous with
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In dreams, we mythologize the day
ne of the oldest stories known among men tells of the soul coming into this world with a specific purpose and destiny. The soul is given a particular guide who communicates via images and dreams. The Greeks called this guide the daimon. For the Romans it was the genius. Some societies saw the guide as a protective spirit. Jungian analyst Marie-Louise von
BY MACHIEL KLERK regard dreams as guides to realizing one’s own specific destiny. Jung called this the individuation process, in which dreams are (1) meaningful, (2) creative, (3) problem solvers, (4) guides on how to live one’s own unique life, and (5) medicine for physical and psychological illnesses. Only in Western culture is there a debate as to whether dreams are actually important. Meantime, scientists continue to examine them.
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Most cultures around the world regard dreams as guides to realizing one’s own specific destiny. Franz recognized that this story was very alive among the Naskapi Nation, inhabitants of eastern Canada. In “Man and His Symbols” (1964, with Carl Jung) she wrote that to the Naskapis, the soul was an inner companion, whom they called “my friend” or Mista’peo, “Great Man.” Instead of evolving a specific culture, they depended for their survival on their intuition. Mista’peo sent them dreams that told them where to hunt and camp, warned them about illnesses and then cured them, and suggested how they should live together. They knew that if they paid attention and engaged their dreams, they would receive more and better dreams. Most cultures around the world
Recent research associates dreams with memory and learning: In dreamstate, we continue to learn what we practice during the day. In one test, people were asked to learn a complex artificial grammar in which half of the patterns were meaningful and the other half weren’t. A PET scan during sleep showed that their brains were repeating the meaningful patterns, but there were no repetitions in their dreams of the random patterns. People do better on motor-skill tests and most other skills if they can sleep one full night after learning. Test participants who were awakened during active dreaming states and given anagrams to solve
did significantly better than when they were not in that state. If you have to take a test, it is better to get a good night’s sleep than to stay awake cramming. Dreams are important to memory and learning. Numerous anecdotes illustrate how people who were stuck on a problem found answers in their dreams. Some often repeated (and sometimes unverifiable) examples: Mendeleev is said to have found the structure for the periodic table in his dreams. Einstein had a dream about traveling at the speed of light that influenced his theory of relativity. Niels Bohr revolutionized physics when a dream of horses offered him a glimpse into the atomic structure of matter. As I mentioned in a previous column, dream research shows that if people are not allowed an intense dreaming phase, yet are still allowed to sleep eight hours, within several days they become irritable, appear disoriented, show a decreased ability to memorize, start to hallucinate and exhibit signs of psychosis. Freud called therapy the “talking cure,” implying that talking about your problems and your dreams is somehow healing. Soldiers in World War II who, after returning home, reflected on their trauma-filled dreams reportedly felt better after doing so. I have seen this as well in my private practice: When people engage their dreams, a healing response is often triggered. So dreams are important for our health and sanity in addition to memory and learning. Multiple meanings and multiple ways of working with dreams allow for insight and personal growth. I don’t claim to know where dreams come from. But enough anecdotal and scientific evidence indicates that dreams are the nighttime imagining and, one could say, the mythologizing of the day. Dreams provide insight into where you are in the labyrinth of your life. ◆ Machiel Klerk, LMFT, is a Jungian-oriented therapist with a private practice in Salt Lake City and founding president of the Jung Society of Utah. WWW.MACHIELKLERK.COM, MACHIEL@MACHIELKLERK.COM.
their time and their home. So welcoming. Itâ€™s interesting, since Zuni history is passed down orally, to discover that everyone seems to have a slightly different version of the stories. The sense of community is astounding. The lack of a need for space and privacy is fascinating. And the feeling of history and ownership of this place is justified. JP: This place is like going back in time. Adobe and stone buildings and stray dogs walking down the dirt roads. I am in an ancient city. I canâ€™t do it justice with words. Everything is simple, lots of trees and the enchanting smells of the desert filling my senses. AF: What an incredible weekend this has been. What an amazing opportunity to spend a couple of days immersed in â€˜placeâ€™. Iâ€™ve played historical characters before â€“ itâ€™s rare to walk where they walked and see what they saw â€“ especially where much of it is unchanged. I thought about Matilda Coxe Stevenson and the character of Tullis a lot this weekend. How strange it must have been to [be the first to] try to live among the Zuni people. I wonder what she thought, on a personal, not a scientific level, of the rituals and celebrations. I also wonder if she was ultimately aware that her work had a lasting â€“ and not necessarily good â€“influence on the Zuni people. Joe Debevc (Lamana): Each of us had his or her own reason for mak-
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THE INTUITIVE LIFE
Listen to your symphony An exercise for exploring your deeper self
BY MARGARET RUTH
The following is an excerpt from Superconscious Relationships: The Simple Psychic Truths of Perfectly Satisfying Relationships, by Margaret Ruth (O Books Publishing). Margaret Ruth is a CATALYST columnist and Salt Lake City-based psychic. psychologist or journalist, as you will just simply record what you hear — and this is crucial —without editing, changing or arguing. Close you eyes and focus on what’s happening inside. Tell the jumble of ideas, thoughts and voices that you will be listening to them one at a time. Ask now: Who is first?
directly to it when it tells you how afraid it is for its happiness or safety. Tell it that you will not let those things happen. You won’t let it be harmed. But, keep asking it what else it has to say. Eventually it will be done and the good news is that it doesn’t talk nearly as long as the first loud mean voice.
If your inner symphony isn’t perfectly harmonious, which would make you like most of us, a good first step is to get a sense of exactly what tunes are being played in there. Knowing exactly, on every level, what is going on with you might also be termed perfect self awareness. Here is an effective exercise to more fully understand the ongoing stream of the many parts of you.
vital element for experiencing healthy, authentic relationships is becoming a healthy, authentic You. The tricky thing is that You are multi-layered and multidimensional, so perfectly understanding what is going on with you can be difficult. When I am reading for someone, I notice that you complex folks resemble a symphony orchestra broadcasting a multitude of ideas, thoughts, feelings, dialogs, conflicts and reactions. If your inner symphony isn’t perfectly harmonious, which would make you like most of us, a good first step is to get a sense of exactly what tunes are being played in there. Knowing exactly, on every level, what is going on with you might also be termed perfect self awareness.
Here is an effective exercise to more fully understand the ongoing stream of the many parts of you. Set up: You will need to write the results down. Some people use paper and pencil/pen and some use a blank wordprocessing page. You will need a large amount of alone time to do this, especially at first. In addition, this exercise works best when you are feeling particularly confused, frustrated or upset because it is those times when so many parts of your inner orchestra are discordantly playing.
The steps. Open a blank page and get ready to write down what comes up. Your job is to picture yourself as an observing
Listen to the first voice or stream of thought that comes through. Start writing down everything it is saying. The first voice through is often a loud, fearful, critical or mean sort of voice, especially if you pick a confused, upsetting time to do all this. For the first few paragraphs, you might find yourself agreeing or disagreeing or wanting to edit what you are hearing. Don’t do it. You always say to it: Anything else? What next? Keep going until it is completely done. Now, focus inward and ask: Who is next? This second voice is often difficult—our most vulnerable self, a very raw, soft, tender part. Don’t interfere in this particular exercise with any of your inner voices, except this one. Go ahead and coddle it and reassure it. You might have to talk
From here, the going usually gets easier. The next group of inner talkers is usually less voluble. Ask again: Who is next? Record it all and keep asking, Anything else? When that one is done, ask, Who is next? These medium-toned voices can be hard to distinguish. They tend to say things like: “You really should be doing the laundry right now.” “I sure am bored.” “Why don’t you travel more?” Things like that. If you do not know which part of you is speaking, you can always ask it, Who are you? The voice will tell you things like: “I am the adventure part of you!” “I am the business part of you and I am telling you that you are wasting your time with all this inner stuff.” Sometimes these inner selves will give you a title, or a
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name, or a picture to indicate what their specific role is in the maintenance and well-being of You. Keep going. Who is next? Anything else? Eventually, if you let it, you will get to the parts of you that seem to have softer tones and higher vibrations. You might feel buzzier. You might sense a lightness about them. Ask them also who they are. These parts of you could be your higher self, your inner guidance or your guides, if you like those terms. If you get this far, the messages have a different flavor than the first voices. They will often say things such as: “You are doing very well.” “I am enjoying so much of your experience.” “We know you to be a special spirit.” Now you cannot argue with these either. You will want to say, Oh no, I’m not. But, again, you are just recording everything without editing. If you let yourself, you can come to a point where you ask, Who is next? and there isn’t a response. At this point, take a moment and completely soak in the feelings, sensations, visuals, sounds, tastes and
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smells of when the entire inner orchestra is quiet. For all long as this silent moment lasts, try to absorb every bit of it as you can, so much so that you can readily recall all of it. There’s more. Mentally step aside and ponder these questions for some moments. Which part of you was doing all the writing? And, then, what part of you was the space at the end, the space where you could not hear all the internal voices? The answer is You with a capital Y, the core of you, your essential self. That space at end, the one that you couldn’t hear, is then You. Go as often as you can to that space, especially when feeling confused, upset, down. The more you can recall who You really are, and discriminate between your essential self and sounds of your fears, desires, ideas and the other, the more self aware you will be. And there’s more! Contact Margaret Ruth at WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM or on Facebook for more information on her new book.
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Fire Conjuring helpful thoughts in trying times BY JEANNETTE MAW n September 19 at 7:05 p.m., I got a call to join the emergency animal evacuation at the Ching Farm Sanctuary. The Herriman wildfire threatened sanctuary property, which shelters over 200 rescued farm animals including horses, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, emus, ostriches, donkeys, llamas, goats and sheep.
Even if your house was across the street. Even if you had animals at home. Even if you were here to help. No one was getting in. We parked in front of the Channel 5 news van and walked to the sanctuary. We were relieved to see other volunteers had made it through the barricade. Indeed, thanks to swiftly moving help and trailers from the neighborhood, all the horses had already been transported and the goats were out, too. We started loading pigs (too big for crates) into an empty horse trailer. Smoke and fire or not, these pigs were not interested in leaving. Especially in a trailer. Especially by inexperienced hands. At the top of our makeshift ramp, with six strong guys attempting to load him, a pig that weighed at least 200 pounds collapsed. There was silence while we realized with dread we may have done irreparable harm. Someone said, “Oh my God, we killed him,” fol-
Our power—I would even suggest our privilege —lies in recognizing contrast when we’re in it, and using that awareness to focus on what we do want. As we drove into Herriman, a fellow volunteer and I arrived at the police blockade to learn authorities weren’t letting anyone into the mandatory evacuation zone—neither residents nor sanctuary volunteers.
entertaining—about people leaving the zone with empty trailers (didn’t they know no one else could get trailers in?!), about police who didn’t respect a person’s desperate need to pick up the family dog still at home, about onlookers joking with each other on the side of the road while homes went up in flames, as if they were at the social event of the year. My negative thoughts continued after learning the fire started at a live fire training exercise at Camp Williams. Unhelpful thoughts intensified while carrying a bleeding baby deer to the side of the road to die after being hit by a recklessly driven truck. Our thoughts are part of an internal system that literally creates our world. Thoughts are things, and the negative ones don’t take us where we want to go. According to visionary author and scientist Gregg Braden, thoughts combine with emotions to create feelings in the heart that, through the electromagnetic field, alter the atoms that make up our physical world. Dr. Fred Alan Wolf (made famous by the film What the Bleep Do We Know)
lowed by another comment: “We gave him a heart attack.” These are not helpful thoughts for a successful rescue operation. In fact, neither were many of the other thoughts I found myself
believes our consciousness is the trigger that “pops the quiff,” transforming a quantum wave function (aka quiff) into the “prickly particles” we know as reality. This observer effect is no small thing. Which is why pronouncing the pig dead, or the military irresponsible, or drivers reckless is not using our power for good. Our power—I would even suggest our privilege—lies in recognizing contrast when we’re in it, and using that awareness to focus on what we do want. That belief is what reminds me to say (and feel) that the pig will be just fine; to appreciate complete strangers who helped at the sanctuary that night; to be grateful for the passerby who gave us a ride back to our truck, even with deer blood on our clothes. It’s why I was glad to see Camp Williams personnel taking responsibility for the mistake, why I look forward to Ching Farm Sanctuary receiving renewed donations and support, and why I’m glad for the prayers that well-intentioned people offer on behalf of everyone touched by the Herriman fire that Sunday night in late September. ◆ Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lake City. WWW.GOODVIBECOACH.COM
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Chili Fest! Ever thought of visiting the Inner Light Center in Murray? Oct. 10 may be your day. Every self-respecting cook and food eater (raise your hand if you’re a food eater!) has a favorite chili recipe. How does yours stack up against the competition? The Inner Light Center is inviting 12 chili chefs to cook up and bring a batch of their own “famous chili” to be judged by attendees at the 3rd Annual Chili Fest and Cook-Off. For $5, you get in the door to taste and rate each chili. After the scores are tallied, the top three chefs will be awarded cash prizes and snazzy medals. The entry fee is $15 per chili, and chefs must play by the rules. Basically, this ain’t Texas, so anything goes! The only requirement is there must be chilies in the chili. Sounds fair enough.
Historian and author David Herlihy has a love affair with bicycles. In his 2004 book Bicycle: The History, he provided the definitive record of how the bicycle came to be and how it changed the international landscape. He’s coming to the Main Library this month in support of his latest book, The Lost Cyclist: An Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance. In it, Herlihy brings to light one man’s story of realizing the freedom, passion and challenge the bicycle offers. Bicycle Historian David Herlihy; Oct. 10, 2p; Main Library, 210 E 4th South; free; WWW.LIB.UTAH.EDU
Celebrate a cooler world On the weekend of Oct. 9, people all over the planet will be getting to work on carving out more sustainable lifestyles, particularly with respect to energy efficiency and use of cleaner energy sources. To kick off this revolution, 350.ORG affiliates will host more than 2,500 events will be taking place in more than 150 countries. The High Road Cooler World Music Festival at Liberty Park is Salt Lake’s chance to get in on the change. The festival is part of 350.ORG’s 10/10/10 global initiative to elevate awareness about climate protection. Local environmental groups, green businesses, community groups, and human and civil rights organizations will be on hand to provide information and ways to take action. Plus there’ll be live music all day, food, beer, wine and soft drinks available from festival vendors. Admission is free! High Road Cooler World Music Festival; Oct. 10, 1-7p; Liberty Park. TINYURL.COM/24LKFT6
ILC 3rd Annual Chili Fest and Cook-Off; Oct. 10, after morning celebration; Inner Light Center, 4408 S 5th East. Interested chili cooks can call Ned Nerdin at (801) 566-8343 or email WEAREONE@XMISSION.COM; (801) 268-1137, WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET
Farmers Market wrap-up Sadly the arrival of fall brings with it the final weeks of farmers’ markets across the valley. The University of Utah Farmers Market is the first to close up shop on Oct. 7. The Downtown and Park City Farmers Markets disappear on Oct. 12. The Sugar House Farmers Market’s last day is Oct. 16. The People’s Market wraps up on Oct. 24, followed by the West Jordan Farmers Market on Oct. 26. The Murray Farmers Market closes up on Oct. 30. If you’re still hankering for farm-fresh veggies and comestibles come Halloween, you’d better high tail it down to the final day of the South Jordan Farmers Market, Oct. 31.
Book lovers of every ilk, regardless of size, shape, age, ethnicity, religion or reading taste will find something to like in the 13th Annual Utah Book Festival put on by the Utah Humanities Council. This year’s illustrious lineup of authors includes Ian Frazier, Susan Vogel, Rene Colato Lainez, Maximilian Werner, Alex Caldiero, Ann Cannon and many more. There’ll be poetry slams, children’s bookmaking workshops, paper decorating, binding and printing classes, and a Mash-up marathon competition hosted by David Borgenicht wherein writers create a “derivative text” is using existing, commonly known text and augmenting it with their own ideas. The perfect examples are those classic-tomesturned-zombie-tale books, e.g. Pride, Prejudice and Zombies, published by Borgenicht’s own Quirks Books Press. The Book Fest is sure to be a rip-roaring literary bash. 2010 Utah Book Festival; Oct. 19-23; Main Library, 210 E 4th South; free; TINYURL.COM/29TAL6K
What kind of idea are you? In conjunction with the Book Festival’s Mash-up writing competition, the Community Writing Center wants to help you free up your creative writing juices with their “What Kind of Idea Are You?” two-day writing workshop. Workshop participants are encouraged to enter their work in the Mash-up Marathon, but submission is not required. What Kind of Idea Are You Writing Workshop; Oct. 7 & 14, 6-8p; Community Writing Center, 210 E 4th South; free; register online at WWW.SLCC.EDU/CWC or at (801) 957-4992
Confluence: A Celebration of Reading and Writing; Oct. 21-23; 111 E 1st North, Moab; free to $75 per event, need-based scholarships available; Moab; (435) 259-6272, WWW.MOABCONFLUENCE.ORG.
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In collaboration with the Utah Humanities Council Confluence: A Celebration of Reading and Writing happens from Thursday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 23. The theme for this year’s Confluence is “Water,” and visiting authors Debra Frasier, Craig Childs, William deBuys and Jack Loeffler facilitate writing classes and discussions on current water issues. Telluride’s Mountainfilm returns on Oct. 22, and an evening of dance, music, video and stories is slated for Saturday night.
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Shambhala Training: The Art of Being Human Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. To help you reach that centered place, the AgeWell Center presents “The Art of Being Human,” a Shambala Training workshop recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their spiritual path. The Art of Being Human; Oct. 8-10; the AgeWell Center, 2670 S 20th East; $90; (801) 550-6916, WWW.SHAMBHALA.ORG.
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Wasatch Wiggle Wiggle your money-maker and dosi-do to the music of New York’s Great Bear Trio and calling by Susan Michael at the Wasatch Wiggle Contra Dance Weekend sponsored by Wasatch Contras. Prior dance experience highly recommended. Wasatch Wiggle Contra Dance Weekend; Oct. 15-17; Ladies’ Literary Club, 850 E South Temple; pre-registration required, adults $125, youth/students $75, children 12 and under $40; (801) 278-8765, WWW.WASATCHWIGGLE.ORG.
This Utah Museum of Fine Arts new exhibition, “The Ideal Landscape,” brings together 13 Chinese landscape paintings dating from the Ming dynasty to the 20th century. These artworks do not recreate a landscape, but rather conjure an ideal scene imagined by the painter. As a result, these depictions of mountains and bodies of water offer expressions of the artist’s heart and mind. The art of landscape painting in China has always balanced the close observation of nature with the abstraction of its representation. Winston Kyan, a University of Utah professor of art history, will present his lecture “Mountains and Meanings in Chinese Landscape Painting” on Oct. 20 to illuminate the history behind the Ideal Landscape exhibit. The Ideal Landscape; Oct. 7-Feb. 13; “Mountains and Meanings in Chinese Landscape Painting”; Oct. 20, 1-1:45p; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr; museum admission is free for members, $7 for non-members, the lecture is free with admission; (801) 581-7332, UMFA.UTAH.EDU
“Reconciliation & Decades”
Garden After Dark The growing season might be coming to an end, but Red Butte Garden is still a great place to hang out after sunset. The arboretum’s Garden After Dark: Haunter Holidays Around the World events are a chance to learn more about
A retrospective of the life and work of Trevor Southey opening at the UMFA on Oct. 21 gives prominence to four life passages that have defined the Utah-based artist’s character and his art: his youth in Rhodesia and education in England; his life as a married, practicing Mormon and his desire for a utopian lifestyle created around family, farming, and art; his acknowledgement of his homosexuality in 1982, which coincided with the first major public awareness of the AIDS epidemic; and the reconciliation of his life decisions as expressed in his revised artistic approach to the human form. Opening on the same day as the Southey exhibit is an exhibit of renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama titled “Decades.” The exhibit will offer a focused presentation of exemplary works by Kusama, a key figure in the New York art world of the late 1950s and ‘60s, from her early watercolor paintings to the “accumulation” sculptures to recent, large-scale “infinity nets” paintings. Trevor Southey: “Reconciliation” & Yayoi Kusama: “Decades”; Oct. 21-Feb. 13; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr; museum admission is free for members, $7 for non-members; (801) 581-7332, UMFA.UTAH.EDU
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Embark on a five-day transformative journey into the mystical realms of tomorrow at the Reality Sandwich Dimensional Shift fall retreat. Explore, discuss, and manifest new dimensions of possibilities at Boulder Mountain Lodge in beautiful Boulder, Utah. Join this intimate Reality Sandwich community for interactive talks and workshops with trailblazers on the frontiers of consciousness, including visionary artists and Cosm co-founders Alex and Allyson Grey, “Inter-dimensional Indiana Jones” Graham Hancock, photographer Santha Faila and many others. Sacred art, new paradigms of partnership, alien Christology, the secrets of lost civilizations, bioremediation of the Gulf of Mexico, Gaian technology, galactic alignments, psychedelic revivals and spiritual activism—not your run-of-the-mill conference. Activities will include pictograph explorations, energy medicine workshops, interactive sacred geometry, slot canyon adventures, open source rituals, kundalini yoga, music, meditation and more, believe it or not. Reality Sandwich fall retreat; Oct. 12-17; Boulder, Utah; WWW.REALITYSANDWICH.COM/DIMENSIONAL_SHIFT
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Ring Around The Rose Ring Around the Rose is Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explores the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. On Oct. 9, little ones can learn all about flamenco dances and rhythms with the dancers of Tablado.
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Ring Around the Rose with Tablado; Oct. 9, 11a-12p; Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 3rd South; $5; (801) 355-ARTS or WWW.ARTTIX.ORG
the cultural origins of our American version of Halloween as well as similar traditions in cultures throughout the world. Garden After Dark; Oct. 21-23, 25 & 28-30; 6-9p ; Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way; members free on Oct. 21, other nights are $6, non-members $8; WWW.REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG.
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The Moab Folk Festival Head south for the 8th annual Moab Folk Festival, November 5 through November 7. This year’s featured performers include Loudon Wainwright III, Patty Larkin, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, Darol Anger, Sharon
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Just bee See and experience the world of Just Bee—literally the brain child of Lori Mertz, emerging after a life-changing traumatic brain injury she sustained in 2001. Following the accident, the healing process forced her to slow down and learn to just be(e). Lori's hope is that the messages woven through her designs will touch, move and inspire all who come into contact with them, encouraging everyone to pause and slow down, too—to savor the small moments in each day and the beauty that is the core essence of each of us. Reception Friday evening, Nov. 5th, 6-8p. Oasis Café/Golden Braid Bookstore, 151 S 500 E. LORI@JUSTBEEINC.COM.
Gilchrist & Scott Law, Po’Girl, Caroline Herring, Sloan Wainwright and many more. It’s not likely to be much warmer down in Moab, so in addition to daytime outdoor venues on Saturday and Sunday, planners have booked two indoor venues for Friday and Saturday evenings. There’ll also be free morning workshops. Moab Folk Festival; Nov. 5-7; Moab; (435) 259-3198, INFO@MOABFOLKFESTIVAL.COM, WWW.MOABFOLKFESTIVAL.COM.
Wed. Oct. 27 7PM On the Edge: Mental Health in Utah is an eye-opening documentary of a mental health crisis being grossly ignored in Utah. It is the story of people diagnosed with severe mental illness and their struggle in a world that has little to offer in terms of care, support and resources.
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Last month, UTA and private partner Canyon Sports opened the long-promised Bicycle Transit Center inside the transit hub downtown. The center offers a secure place to store your bike, bike rentals, a self-serve maintenance shop and a shower. Bikes can be rented for $25 to $45 per day or $5 to $8 per hour (both road and mountain bikes available). Slots for bike storage rent for $1 per day, $12 per month or $96 per year. The center makes it possible for commuters to either ride their bikes downtown, lock up their bikes and catch a train or bus to outlying areas, or leave a bike at the center to ride to work if they’re commuting into downtown from elsewhere (such as riding FrontRunner from Ogden, say). The place is clean and slick—check it out!
By now, everyone reading CATALYST is aware of the rate at which species are going extinct worldwide due to human growth and “progress” (mostly through habitat loss, i.e., development). Well, it’s not just the animals that have it rough: According to a study by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, together with the Natural History Museum, London, one in five of the world’s plant species are under threat of extinction. Most plants threatened are in the tropics of South America (mostly Brazil), all across Asia, Australia and most of the world’s larger islands, but plenty of plants in every other area of the globe are affected, too. And the one-fifth number is probably low-ball: About a third of the species looked at are “insufficiently known to carry out a conservation assessment.”
Last year, I reported in this column that the science was in, and high-fructose corn syrup is the loser—look at the data any which way and the sickly sweet stuff is just plain bad for you. Not to be beaten so easily, the National Corn Refiners Association has decided that if HFCS is going to get trashed in the press, they’ll just change the name of their obesity- and diabetes-inducing garbage. Last month, they announced HFCS will now be called “corn sugar,” no doubt hoping to camouflage the stuff amid the increasingly popular “Now With Real Sugar” craze.
SLC green streets Even more streets in our fair city are going green, although in a different way than that phrase suggests. A while back, I reported in this column about the experimental green stripe painted on 200 South between Main and State—well, last month that stripe showed up on Main Street between 200 and 300 South, and will soon extend all the way from South Temple to 700 South. The stripe indicates that that particular lane is a bike boulevard—there’s not enough room for a dedicated bike lane, so cars and bikes share the lane together (bikes get to use the whole lane). This isn’t the last you’ll see of bike boulevards around town, either: Next up is South Temple, from 300 West to 200 East.
Trippy box, man Now you don’t have to feel so bad about putting those biodegradable packing peanuts in your mouth (yeah, I like how they dissolve on my tongue, too). A company out of New York (Ecovative Design) has come up with a way to make packaging out of mushrooms. The stuff, called Mycobond, is heat- and fire-resistant, as well as biodegradable (it’ll even decompose if it’s buried without oxygen). According to the company, Mycobond takes a fraction the energy and C02 to manufacture as traditional Styrofoam. Also, it can be made into just about whatever shape, form or thickness desired. Plus, you get to hang out with the machine elves if you eat it (kidding). WWW.ECOVATIVEDESIGN.COM
Salt Lake City is on the map! Oh, the wonders of technology. Last month, NASA released a new, satellitebased pollution map of the world. It looks a lot like weather radar, but on this map, the bright red areas are places where the particulate matter (the bronchitis-inducing gunk in air pollution) is the highest. Compared to most of Asia (China, in particular) and Africa, the U.S. isn’t looking too bad (burning coal dumps a TON of particulates into the air), but guess where there’s one particularly bright little blip? Yep, Salt Lake City. TINYURL.COM/AIRCRAPMAP
Sorry Safeway, I’m not buyin’ it A corporation doing something dirty and underhanded to cash in on something good, real and legit? Gasp! Well, Safeway and Albertsons in Washington and Oregon don’t seem to see anything wrong with setting up stalls in their parking lots and selling their imported-from-South-Americaand-God-knows-where-else produce under a “Farmer’s Market” banner. The grocery stores argue that their produce was, indeed, grown by farmers (debatable, since it was most likely grown by huge agribusiness corporations—hardly “farmers” by any reasonable definition of the word). Under pressure from local groups (and some pointed words from the Washington State Farmers Market Association), they changed the signs to read, “Outdoor Market” instead. TINYURL.COM/MARKETSWITCHEROO
Rocketing rebates Remember that Cash for Appliances program I’ve mentioned (several times) before in this column? Well, the feds have thrown even more money at it—this time for gas storage water heaters. If you need a new water heater, check out this program—you could get up to $300 back on an ENERGY STAR qualified unit. WWW.CASHFORAPPLIANCESUTAH.COM
Clear the Air Challenge winner raises the bar
efore UTA employee Patricia Merlino joined their Green Team, took on Mayor Ralph Becker in a challenge against his office and was dubbed queen of this yearâ€™s Clear the Air Challenge, she hadnâ€™t thought too much about the enviro ins and outs of her commute. After all, she and her husband, Marc Merlino, already carpooled to work, and thatâ€™s more than what a lot of people do. So how was she able to singlehandedly eliminate 543 trips, reduce nearly 3,000 pounds of CO2 of emissions and save 79 gallons of gas? And how did her husband, who also participated (and took second place), save $742 in gas and reduce 2,216 lbs of emissions? This green dream team did it with a little extra patience, some serious dedication and a lot of teamwork. â€œWe carpooled even more. We pulled out the bikes. We did more walkingâ€”it gave us more time with each other.â€? Luckily, Merlino says, she actually enjoys being with her husband. For those who donâ€™t, catching TRAX and riding the bus, as she does when carpooling isnâ€™t an option, are simple alternatives and, undoubtedly, easy ways to catch some extra shut-eye, listen to music, read a book or, even better, the latest issue of CATALYST. The Clear the Air Challenge, issued by Governor Herbert, Mayor Becker
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ust like a black and white horse pulling a chariot into battle, we are all going to experience the polarities that this month’s pattern will create internally and externally. The black and white horses represent the pull between our logic and our emotions, our passion and our reason. In a battle, two such horses are not in total harmony, yet they are under the driver’s control. In situations of chaos it is often less confusing to follow someone’s strong lead. Yet, for us to relinquish the control and to trust, we must be able to feel a person’s skill, intent, and intuition during times of stress and turmoil. This month will be a test to see if you hold the power and skill to balance the dualistic energies within you and allow you to find a pathway through the battles that are being presented in your life. This month it would be wise to know that you have both a black and white horse within you that are under tremendous strain. Your passion and reason are struggling to find a balance in a tumultuous situation and are looking for the part inside you that is strong enough to lead. This will require a conscious effort on your part to reign in your own internal conflict to accomplish the task at hand. You may find yourself control-
October 2010 A tarot reading for
CATALYST readers by Suzanne Wagner
Courage and ambition are good things but they must be balanced with reason and fair play. You may find that your competitive nature wants to rise to meet the challenge. Just check to see if your aggressive side is in check or hiding a deeper fear or insecurity. It is always more pleasant to feel powerful than frightened. And both may be true. This is really about becoming conscious of your patterns and habits of behavior. Avoiding making a choice at this time is a sign of a part within you that is immature and fears taking responsibility. When you are unable to make a difficult decision it will cause others to lose faith in you. At this time that pathway would be unwise. The astrological patterns at this time can create delays and postponements. I find that when I know that then I do not try to push situations but I allow for the awareness and additional information to come into me through the process of the delay. There is always a reason for delays. They can be very frustrating and aggravating but there is often a new awareness that you will discover if you allow the universe to show you. Regardless of the situation and circumstances, regardless of your history and past, know that completion is on its’ way to you. The isolation you have been feeling is coming to an end as you are resolving the duality within you. Take a moment and be in joy at the journey that has gotten you this far and has propelled you to this present level. This process has allowed you to become more authentic and to break through old fears and sorrows to claim your gifts. Now, it is time to give them to the world.. ◆
This month it would be wise to know that you have both a black and white horse within you that are under tremendous strain. Your passion and reason are struggling to find a balance in a tumultuous situation and are looking for the part inside you that is strong enough to lead. ling a situation with many conflicting sentiments. The only way through it to know that through perseverance and strength of will you will overcome the obstacles in your path. If you let your passions control, you will fail. If you let your reason control, you will also fail. Only together by choosing to remain focused and to keep your own emotions in check will you find the pathway through the present impasse.
Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City. SUZWAGNER.COM
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Underfoot Floors 6/11 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, UNDERFOOTFLOORS@AOL.COM. Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/11 Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes now available for rent or sale. Roommates wanted. Tours 4th Wed at 5p and 2nd Sat. at 1p.m. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG, WWW.ECON.UTAH.EDU/COHO
ARTS, MUSIC & LANGUAGES instruction, galleries, for hire Alliance Francaise of Salt Lake City 7/11 801-501-7514. P.O. Box 26203, SLC UT 84126 International cultural organization conducts French language classes. Beginners through advanced levels taught by experienced native teachers. Three semesters, 10 sessions each. Also offers Children's classes, Beginner and Intermediate levels. Monthly social gatherings. In addition, we sponsor French related concerts and lectures. WWW.AFSLC.ORG Idlewild 10/10 801-268-4789, WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to six-piece ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and downloads, traditional and original. IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM Michael Lucarelli. Classical guitarist, 801-2742845. Listen at WWW.LUCARELLI.COM FB
BODYWORK massage, structural integration (SEE ALSO: Energy Work & Healing) Body Alive! 1/11 801-414-3812. Linda Watkins, BFA, MEd, LMT. Offering the very real possibility of release from chronic or acute pain resulting from injury, illness or the aging process. Specialized work in Deep Tissue Full Body sessions, Structural Integration (rolfing), Craniosacral therapy (Milne certified), Jin Shin Jyutsu. Each session tailored to meet your specific needs. “The pain of everyday life” does not have to be your reality! Visa, MC, AmEx. WWW.LINDA-WATKINS.COM Sugarhouse Bodywork— Deep Healing Massage 9/10?? Eddie Myers, LMT, 801-597-3499. Jan Olds, LMT, 801-856-1474. 1104 E Ashton Ave by appointment. Eddie offers an eclectic blend of deep tissue, Russian Sports and Swedish Massage from the heart. Jan offers her own unique blend of lymphatic massage and Structural Integration and is well known as a neck and shoulder expert. Combined experience of over 28 years. Myofascial Release of Salt Lake 10/10 801-557-3030. Michael Sudbury, LMT. In chronic pain? Can’t resolve that one issue? Connective tissue restrictions distort the body’s proper functioning and balance, and can cause problems in every system. Releasing the restrictions allows the body to finally heal as it should. WWW.MYOFASCIALRELEASEOFSALTLAKE.COM Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic Education and Bodywork. Feldenkrais®, Structural Integration and massage. Offering a unique blend of the 10 sessions with Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Discover the potential for learning and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM Steven Padgen L.M.T. 10/10 Structural integration, craniosacral therapy, biodynamic breathwork. 19 years experience. Each session lenthens fascia, aligns the mus-
cular skeletal system, decompresses the joints, unwinds the cranial membrane, restores balance to the biodynamic, bioelectrical field. Credit cards and some insurance accepted. WWW.PADGENINSTITUTE.COM or call 801-355-1983. Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300.
EDUCATION schools, vocational, continuing education A Voice-Over Workshop 10/10 801-359-1776. Scott Shurian. The Salt Lake City voice-over workshop teaches the art of voicing commercials and narrations for radio, TV, multi media and the World Wide Web. Personal coaching and demo production also available. WWW.VOSCOTT.COM Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 455 South 300 East, Suite 103, SLC, UT 84111. Morning, evening, & weekend programs. Graduate in as little as 7 months. 8 students in a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice in a live day spa. ABHES accredited. Financial aid: loans/grants available to those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG Red Lotus School of Movement. FB 801-355-6375. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM
ENERGY WORK & HEALING energy balancing, Reiki (SEE ALSO: Bodywork)
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Rolfing® & Core Integration of the Viscera 16 years experience Certified Rolfer® • Core Integration/Visceral Manipulation Specialist • Intuitive Somatic Healing
Lilli DeCair, professional psychic, holistic health educator, Reiki master/teacher, ordained minister 10/10 801-577-6119, LILLIDECAIR@YAHOO.COM DeCair consults privately and via phone, teaches Shamanic Studies Medicine Wheel Journey, conducts weddings, provides party entertainment. Lilli’s Reiki School offers all three levels with certificates. Individual sessions at Dancing Cranes Thurs./Fri. 2-7 p.m. Reiki practice held 3rd Saturdays, Calling In the One Study held 1st Saturdays. Both 4-6 p.m., $10 donation, same venue. Tarot Symbols Translated Art Course held at Hive Gallery, Trolley Square, Thurs eves 7-9 p.m. Coming Oct 2010: Mind Body Bridging for stress management. Quantum Biofeedback 4/11 Edie Lodi, Certified Quantum Biofeedback Specialist, 802-345-8637, EDIELODI.COM Quantum Biofeedback is a non-invasive technology that trains the body to relax, reeducate muscles and reduce stress. Energetically harmonize your stress and imbalances. Restore the flow of energy through subtle electrical signals that work with innate healing. Also recommended for animals.
Sheryl Seliger, LCSW, 6/11 Counseling & Craniosacral Therapy 801-556-8760. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) Email: SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Powerful healing through dialogue & gentle-touch energy work. Adults: Deep relaxation, stress reduction & spiritual renewal, chronic pain & illness, head & spinal injuries, anxiety, PTSD, relationship skills, life strategies. Infants and Children: colic, feeding & sleep issues, bonding, birth trauma. Birth preparation & prenatal CST.6/10 State of the Heart 2/11 801-572-3414.Janet Hudonjorgensen, B Msc. Quantum-Touch® instructor and practitioner. Quantum-Touch energywork helps to maximize the body’s capacity to accelerate its own healing. When the root cause of disease is addressed, a space is created for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing to occur. Monthly workshops, individual sessions. WWW.QUANTUMTOUCH.COM
HEALTH, WELLNESS & BODY CARE Ayurveda, beauty supply, birth services/prenatal care, Chinese medicine/acupuncture, chiropractics, colon therapy, dentistry, health centers, health products, homeopathy, naturopaths, nutritionists, physical therapy, physicians, women’s healthcare Alexander Technique, Cathy Pollock M.AmSAT 1/11 801-230-7661. Certified Alexander Technique Teacher with 16 years experience. Beyond good posture and body mechanics! Devlop awareness. Let go of habitual tensions. Calm your nervous system. Embody dynamic ways of moving and performing. Learn to be easily upright and open. Breathe better, feel better, look better. Gain confidence and poise.
Cameron Wellness Center 3/11 801-486-4226. Dr Todd Cameron, Naturopathic Physician. 1945 S. 1100 E. #202. Remember when doctors cared? Once, a doctor cared. He had that little black bag, a big heart, an encouraging smile. Once, a doctor actually taught about prevention. Remember “an apple a day”? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/10?? Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Drive #207. Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. He can help optimize your health to live more vibrantly and support your natural healing ability. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM Five Element Acupuncture LLC 10/10 Pamela Bys, RN, BSN, L.Ac. (Dipl Ac.) 2670 South 2000 East, SLC; 256 Historic 25th St., Ogden. 801-920-4412. Five Element Acupuncture focuses on getting to the root cause of all problems. It treats symptoms as well as causes. Live Healthy and Live Long. WWW.ACUPUNCTURE5E.COM Todd Mangum, MD, Web of Life Wellness Center FB 801-531-8340. 989 E. 900 S., Ste. A1. Dr. Mangum is a family practice physician who uses acupuncture, massage, herbs & nutrition to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/11 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586, or PPAU.ORG. Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential healthcare for men, women and teens. Services include birth control, emergency contraception (EC/PlanB/morning after pill), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including HIV, vaccines including the HPV vaccine, pregnancy testing and referrals, condoms, education programs and more. Precision Physical Therapy 9/11 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 4568 S. Highland Dr., Ste. 140. Licensed PT specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy works to identify sources of pain and assists the body with self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. Medicare and UofU provider. Now expanding services into Park City and Heber. SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 12/10 R. Dean Woolstenhulme, L.Ac 177 E 900 S Ste 101D, 801-521-3337. Acupuncture you can afford. Quality acupuncture on low sliding scale rates ($15-$40) makes health care affordable and effective. Relax in comfy reclining chairs in a healing community setting. Acupuncture is good for allergies, back pain and more. Downtown SLC. WWW.SLCQI.COM Transcendental Meditation Program in Utah Natalie Hansen, 801-359-8686 or 801-4462999. The easiest and deepest meditation, automatically providing rest twice as deep as
sleep, most researched and recommended by physicians, for improved IQ, enhanced memory, better coordination, normal blood pressure, and reversal of aging, TM greatly deepens happiness and calmness, and is the bullet train to enlightenment. WWW.TM.ORG 10/10 Wasatch Vision Clinic FB 801-328-2020. 849 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake across from the 9th East TRAX stop. Comprehensive eye care, eye disease, LASIK, contacts and glasses since 1984. We accept most insurance. WASATCHVISION.COM Dr. Michael Cerami, Chiropractor. 801-4861818. 1550 E. 3300 S. WWW.DRCERAMI.COM FB
MISCELLANEOUS Blue Boutique FB 801-982-1100. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM/10 Catalyst 801-363-1505. 140 McClelland, SLC. CONTACT@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. Simpson & Company, CPAs 1/11 801-484-5206, ask for Kim or Nicky. 1111 E. Brickyard Rd, #112. Keep your stress footprint small! Good business bookkeeping keeps stress levels low and encourages profitability and timeliness. Bookkeeping services offered: journal entries, bank reconciliations, financial statements, software issues, and more!
Space Available 8/11 801-596-0147 Ext. 41, 989 E. 900 S. Center for Transpersonal Therapy. Large plush space. Bright & comfortable atmosphere, available for workshops, classes, or ongoing groups. Pillows, yoga chairs, & regular chairs provided, kitchenette area. Available for hourly, full day or weekend use. Volunteer Opportunity 4/11 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10:00 am - noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG
MOVEMENT & SPORT dance, fitness, martial arts, Pilates, yoga Antigravity Yoga® 12/10 1155 East 3300 South, SLC. 801-463-9067. AntiGravity yoga is a fusion of yoga, Pilates, aerial arts and core conditioning. Stretch farther and hold poses longer using a hammock of flowing fabric. You'll learn simple suspension techniques to move into seemingly impossible
SUZANNE WAGNER Psychic, Lecturer and Author inverted poses, relieving compressed joints and aligning the body from head to toe. WWW.IMAGINATIONPLACE.COM
PSYCHIC QUESTION & ANSWER SESSIONS Golden Braid Bookstore • Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 22 • 6:30-9:00pm
Avenues Yoga 12/10 68 K Street, SLC. 801-410-4639. Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body-types and ability levels, from Kids classes to Deep Relaxation and Restore, to Flow classes, Power, Pilates and now Yogalates! Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:30. Introductory Special: $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM Bikram Yoga—Sandy 801-501-YOGA (9642). 9343 South 1300 East. Local Introductory Offer-$29 for 30 Days Unlimited Yoga (Utah Residents Only). Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are encouraged, no reservations necessary. All teachers are certified. 31 classes offered, 7 days a week. Community Class-1st Saturday 10am class each month is Free To New Students. WWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM 12/10 Centered City Yoga 9/10?? 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. and 625 S. State St. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course.) We offer more than 60 classes a week to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM Ecstatic Dance SLC 6/11 2531 S 400 E. Dance the way your body wants to, without choreography or judgment! Discover the innate body wisdom you possess. Ecstatic Dance is an authentic, spontaneous, expressive, meditative movement practice. First, third & fourth Saturdays, 10a-12p, $10, Columbus Community Center. WWW.ECSTATICDANCESLC.BLOGSPOT.COM Mindful Yoga FB 801-355-2617. Charlotte Bell, E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, non-competitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB Red Lotus School of Movement FB 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/10 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes,
SUZANNE’S UPCOMING CLASSES Beginning Channeling Class Oct 16-17, 2010 Integral Palmistry Class Nov 20-21, 2010 Integral Tarot Dec 18-19, 2010 Workshops are $200, which includes a bonus copy of Suzanne’s books for each class.
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New clients: $100 for a one-hour first psychic reading. ($125 value) Scheduled through my online scheduling system only. For Salt Lake City appointments please call: (310) 874-4383 Check with Suzanne's Online Scheduler for amazing discounts with her new series and membership program.
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JOURNEYS INTUITIVE Tarot, Channeling, Numerology & More PSYCHIC FAIRS Helping to decipher life’s struggles • 20 minutes–$25
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151 S 500 E; $25 for 20 mins. Call 801-322-1162 to reserve a spot! Tues Oct 21, Tues Nov 16 • 6-9pm
2766 E 3300 S; $25 for 20 mins. Call 801-706-0213 for an appointment Sun Oct 10, Sun Nov 14 • 11-5pm
Krysta Brinkley Ross Gigliotti 801-706-0213 801-244-0275
Larissa Jones 801-856-4617
Melanie Lake 801-693-8522
Wade Lake 801-693-8522
Shawn Lerwill 801-856-4619
Cassie Lopez 801-643-8063
Adam Sagers 801-824-2641
Nick Stark 801-721-2779
WORKSHOPS SEPT 29 - OCT 12, SHAMAN KUCHO "the guardian of Machu Picchu" RETURNS TO UTAH. Private readings will be available in Ogden Canyon with Kucho. These are one hour long and cost $130. Call Nick Stark, 801-394-6287 home or 801721-2779 to reserve a time. These readings will be scheduled during his first week here only, and there are a limited number of sessions available. Check HTTP://INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM, for the most current info about Kucho events.
Andean Cosmovision, 7pm, Tattwic Tides weekly meeting presentation, 400 Lawndale Drive (2500 S.), Safety Consortium Building. (Love donation and pot luck). SHAMAN KUCHO's PERUVIAN STORE: At each event Shaman Kucho will have his little Peruvian store open before and after the event: necklaces, earrings, crystals, woven items, incense and rocks from Machu Picchu. So please come early and stay late for your shopping needs.
Sun Oct 10, Psychic Fair at A Gift of Touch, 11-5pm, 2766 Fri Oct 1, Empowering Astrology Course and Hero's Journey E. 3300 S., $25 for 20 mins. Call 801-706-0213 for appointwith Krysta Brinkley, 12-week ongoing course. Gain insights ments. Walk-ins may be available. to your personal patterns and learn tools to navigate life's Sat & Sun Oct 16-17, BEGINNING CHANNELING CLASS challenges. For more information call Krysta 801-706-0213. with Suzanne Wagner, $200. 10am-5pm both days, call Fri Oct 1, Traditional Andean Moon Ceremony with Shaman 801-359-2225 or go to WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM Kucho, 7pm at OGDEN CANYON ceremony site. By reservaTues Oct 21, Psychic Fair at The Golden Braid, 6-9 p.m. tion only due to limited space. $20 donation. Call Nick, 801151 S. 500 E., SLC, $25 for 20 mins. Call 322-1162 for ap394-6287 or 801-721-2779 for details and directions. pointments. Walk-ins may be available. Sat Oct 2, Traditional Andean Sunset Ceremony with Full Moon Ceremonies in Ogden Canyon call Nick @ 801Shaman Kucho, 6pm at ANTELOPE ISLAND - 1-15 head west on Antelope Dr. exit, go to west end of overflow park- 721-2779 for RSVP ing at the Marina area. $20 donation and unlimited open Private healing sessions / energy work / tarot readings / space. Bring chairs, blankets and water. property clearings call Nick 801-721-2779 or Mon Oct 4, Shaman Kucho will present his slide show on the email@example.com “Shamanic Journey to Peru” May 2011. 12-day adventure including LIMA / Nazca Lines / Cusco / Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Cost $2500 not including international airfare. Contact Nick Stark 801-721-2779 for further data (NICHOLASSTARK@COMCAST.NET)
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Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COM
Streamline Pilates. 801-474-1156. 1948 S. 1100 E. WWW.STREAMLINEBODYPILATES.COM FB The Yoga Center 6/11 801-277-9166. 4689 So. Holladay Blvd. Hathabased yoga classes 7 days a week, including vinyasa, slow flow, Anusara, prenatal, gentle and restorative. Workshops, corporate and private sessions available. All levels of experience welcome. WWW.YOGAUTAH.COM
April Mills, Spiritual Medium 801-661-4607, APRILOMILLS@GMAIL.COM. When a loved one crosses over, the pain can feel unbearable. It would be my honor to help you begin the healing process by facilitating sacred communication with them. Intuitive Therapy Suzanne Wagner, 801-359-2225.
Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at www.catalystmagazine.net & send me your ideas and suggestions. www.margaretruth.com Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM
Lilli DeCair: Inspirational Mystical Entertainment 6/11 801-533-2444 and 801-577-6119. European born professional psychic, holistic health educator, reiki master /teacher, life coach, Poet, singer, dancer, wedding planner/official, Shamanic 9 Day Medicine Wheel Journeys. Deloris: Channeled Readings through Spiritual Medium 5/11 801-968-8875, 801-577-1348. Deloris can help you with those who have crossed over and other paranormal activity. She can help bring understanding regarding past lives, life purpose and relationships. Ask about my $25 Q&A parties. DELORISSPIRITUALMEDIUM.COM
Center for Transpersonal Therapy 8/10 801-596-0147. 989 E. 900 S. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW. The transpersonal approach to healing draws on the knowledge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind, & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats, & classes. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist 801-718-1609. 150 S. 600 E. Healing techniques for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Treatment of trauma, abuse and stress. Career guidance. Sensitive and caring approach to create wellness, peace, happiness and contentment. WWW.STEVENJCHEN.COM 9/10?? Clarity Coaching 801-487-7621. WWW.KATHRYNDIXON.COM
PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES astrology, mediums, past life integration, psychics
couples, family, group therapy & EMDR.
PSYCHOTHERAPY COUNSELING & PERSONAL GROWTH coaching, consulting, hypnosis, integrated awareness, psychology / therapy /counseling, shamanic, sound healing Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/11 801-364-5700, Ext. 2, 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 1, SLC. Specializing in empowering relationships; cultivating hardiness and mindfulness; managing stress & compulsivity; alleviating depression/ anxiety/grief; healing PTSD & childhood abuse/ neglect; addictions recovery; GLBT exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual,
Coaching Your Inward Journey 6/11 Paul Rudd 801-600-4118. Jonathan Rudd 801577-1611. Trained with Erickson Coaching International. Make your life move toward personal success and fulfillment with effective, fun and simple tools. Gain increased self-esteem and your ability to use and build your inner resources. Love yourself! Create Your Life Coaching 12/10 801-971-5039. Life Coach Terry Sidford— Balance. Vision. Purpose. Call for a FREE consultation today! WWW.CREATEYOURLIFECOACHING.NET Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/10 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives.
Patricia Toomey, ADTR, LPC 3/11 801-463-4646, 1390 S. 1100 E., Ste.202 The Dance of Life—Transformation within a psychotherapeutic process of healing and spiritual growth using somatic movement analysis, dreamwork, psychoneuroimmunology, guided imagery & EMDR to support the healing process with stress, depression, trauma, pain, eating disorders, grief, addictions & life transitions. Individuals (children, adults), couples, groups, consultation & facilitation. Robin Friedman, LCSW 10/10 801-599-1411 (Sugar House). Transformational psychotherapy for making lasting positive change. Discover effective ways of finding and expressing your deeper truth and authentic self. Relationship work, trauma recovery, depression/anxiety, sexuality, addictions, creative explorations of life-purpose and self-awareness. EMDR certified. Also trained in Expressive Arts Therapy. WWW.ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM ROBIN@ROBINFRIEDMANTHERAPY.COM Teri Holleran, LCSW 4/11 Red Rock Counseling & Education, LLC 801524-0560. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Transformational therapy, consultation & facilitation. Discover how the investigation of loss, trauma, body symptoms, mood disturbances, relationship conflicts, environmental despair & the questions related to meaning & purpose initiate the transformational journey. Candace Lowry, DSW, BCD, LCSW 2/11 801-561-2140. 1054 E. 900 S. Dr. Lowry has recently expanded her part-time outpatient practice to full time. Dr Lowry specializes in cognitive-behavioral treatments for mood disorders, anxiety disorders and stress-related medical conditions. She also consults to business and industry. Jan Magdalen, LCSW 1/11 801-582-2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a transpersonal approach to the experiences and challenges of our life cycles, including: individuation-identity, sexuality and sexual orientation, partnership, work, parenting, divorce, aging, illness, death and other
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loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision. Marilynne Moffitt, PhD 6/11 801-266-4551. 825 E. 4800 S. Murray 84107. Offering interventions for psychological growth & healing. Assistance with behavioral & motivational changes, refocusing of life priorities, relationship issues, addiction & abuse issues, & issues regarding health. Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP master practitioner & EMDR practitioner. Sanctuary for Healing & Integration (SHIN) 801-268-0333. 860 E. 4500 So., Ste. 302, SLC. Mainstream psychiatry and psychotherapy with complementary and alternative healing (Buddhist psychology, Naikan, Morita, mindfulness training, energy healing, bodywork, shamanic and karmic healing, herbal and nutritional supplementation). Children, adolescents, adults, couples and families are welcome. Training workshops for professionals available. WWW.SHININTEGRATION.COM 12/10 Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 7/11 801-631-8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. STEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK.COM Steve Seliger, LMFT 6/11 801-661-7697. 1104 E. Ashton Ave. (2310 S.) #203. Specializing in helping people develop healthy loving relationships, conflict resolution for couples, developing powerful communication skills, resolving parent-teen conflicts, depression, phobias, ending & recovering from abuse, conflicts & issues related to sexuality & libido in men & women, sexual orientation issues.
Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth 2/11 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing. Mentoring for people called to the Shaman’s Path. Explore health or mental health issues using the ways of the shaman. Sarah’s extensive training includes shamanic extraction healing, soul retrieval healing, psychopomp work for death and dying, shamanic counseling and shamanic divination. Sarah has studied with Celtic, Brazilian, Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepali Shamans. Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FB 801-209-1095. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice, 989 E. 900 S. #B5. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition. 9/10 Daniel Sternberg, PhD, Psychologist 1/11 801-364-2779. 150 South 600 East, Bldg. 4B. Fax: 801-364-3336. Sensitive use of rapid release methods and EMDR to free you from unwanted emotions to allow you more effective control and happiness in your life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and businesses. Treatment of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, tension, stress-related difficulties abuse and depression.
Jim Struve, LCSW 6/10 801-364-5700 Ext 1. 1399 S. 700 E., Ste. 2, SLC. Mindful presence in relationship-based psychotherapy. Specializing in life transitions, strengthening relationships, fostering resilience, healing from childhood trauma & neglect (including male survivors of sexual abuse), assisting partners of abuse survivors, addictions recovery, sexual identity, empowerment for GLBT individuals/ couples. Individual, couples, group therapy. Flexible times. WWW.MINDFULPRESENCE.COM Utah Twelve-Step Intergroup Network 6/11 WWW.UTIN.ORG, 801-359-HEAL (4325). Salt Lake area meeting schedule. Are you trying to change your life? Looking for a 12-step anony-
mous (like AA) support group? Meeting schedules & contact information for: Adult children of alcoholics, codependents, debtors, eating disorders, nicotine, recovering couples, sexaholics, sex addicts, sec and love addicts and workaholics. The Infinite Within 9/10?? John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM Elizabeth Williams, RN, MSN 10/10 801-486-4036. 1399 S. 7th E. #12. Lic. psychiatric nurse specialist offering a safe environment to heal inner wounds & process personal & interpersonal issues. Specializing in relationship issues, loss & grief work, anxiety, depression & self-esteem. Adolescents & adults, individuals, couples & group therapy. The Work of Byron Katie 7/11 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way to access your own wisdom and lead a happier life. Specializing in developing loving relationships, relieving depression, and improving your outlook on life. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM
RESALE/ CONSIGNMENT clothes, books, music, art, household, building supplies, etc. Consignment Circuit 9/10?? 801-486-6960. 1464 E 3300 S. Recycle your style! Clean, great quality, current, retro & vintage—clothing, jewelry, costumes & collectibles. We’ll help you put something togeth-
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Uttanasana Breathe into autumn BY CHARLOTTE BELL
ccording to Chinese medical philosophy, autumn is the time when nature’s vital life force returns to earth. Trees release their leaves and sap flows downward into the roots. This is why fall is a good time to plant perennials: Autumn’s downwardflowing energy helps young plants establish solid roots. It is a natural
a tree branch, we let go of carbon dioxide. We practice yoga asanas (poses) to free the body so that it can more easily take in, let go of, and absorb the energy of the breath. Even though all asanas support respiration, some do this with more specificity. Quite often, we think of chestand heart-opening poses as lung-
POSE OF THE MONTH spine. In Uttanasana, the pelvis should tip forward so that the upper body “pours” out of the pelvic bowl and the sit bones are the apex of your pose. If your pelvis does not easily tip forward in a forward bend, it is likely because your hamstrings and/or abductors are tight. However, most people can do this pose safely— even if these muscles are tight—by bending the knees enough to ensure that the pelvis tips forward. Remember that Uttanasana is primarily a forward fold. It is the forward movement of pelvis and spine and the rooting of your legs—not the degree of bend in the knees— that are most vital to the spirit of the pose. Begin by standing on a nonskid mat with your feet parallel and hips-width apart. As you stand, plant your feet into the floor. Imagine your feet growing roots.
rally expand outward, away from each other, and the outer sides of the lungs rotate forward into the sides of the ribcage. When you exhale, the lungs move back toward one another and settle into the back. Because of this, you may feel your back body expand outward and your shoulders and arms round forward slightly on the inhalation. As you exhale, feel your shoulder blades roll back toward the center of your back. Allowing your body to oscillate— up and down, outward and inward—in response to the internal movement of your breath supports free respiration. Let your pose grow out of the breath, rather than making the breath conform to the pose. Take five to 10 breaths. Then on an inhalation, bend your knees to about 90 degrees, root your feet and lift your torso enough so that you are about halfway toward standing.
Our lungs draw in life-giving oxygen from the world around us, which is then distributed via the blood, the “sap” flowing through our bodies. When we exhale, like dry leaves falling from a tree branch, we let go of carbon dioxide.
time of internalization—not only for trees and plants, but also for humans and other animals. For the human body, the Chinese medical model associates fall with the lungs and large intestine. These organs take in energy and food so the body can internalize these forms of prana, then they let go of what the body doesn’t need. When we inhale, our lungs draw in life-giving oxygen from the world around us, which is then distributed via the blood, the “sap” flowing through our bodies. When we exhale, like dry leaves falling from
supporting poses, and this is true. Following autumn’s internal momentum, we’ll nourish our lungs instead with a forward bend, Uttanasana. Uttanasana expresses autumn’s lung- and root-centered energy in three ways: Back expansion inherent in any forward-bending position supports the natural rotation of your lungs as you breathe. Folding forward turns our energies inward. Standing energizes our roots. In any forward bend, it’s important to make sure that the pelvis bends forward along with the
Place your hands on your waist and tip the top of your pelvis slightly forward. On an exhalation, relax your head and neck forward, and bend your knees as you fold your pelvis and torso forward together toward the floor, allowing your spine to round on the way down. When you reach the bottom of your forward bend, release your hands from your hips and let your arms hang. Let your hands rest on the floor if they can reach. Relax your neck, keeping its back long and the top of your head pointing toward the floor. You can relax into the pose with your knees bent as they are, or you can begin to straighten them gradually, only straightening so far as you can maintain your forward pelvic tilt. Breathe deeply toward the back of your body. As you inhale, let your breath expand your entire back body. You may feel the torso lift up, away from the floor, as you inhale. Allow this movement. Relax your abdomen and imagine drawing your breath all the way down into your roots. As you exhale, feel your torso settling forward again, letting go of tension and effort. When you inhale, the lungs natu-
Rest your elbows on your knees. Stay here for a few breaths before pressing down through your feet and rolling your spine up to standing. Resting at the halfway point prevents the dizziness that some people feel when they return to an upright position after practicing Uttanasana. If you have diagnosed disc disease or uncontrolled high blood pressure, Uttanasana may not be appropriate for you at this time. In the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, try widening your stance to accommodate your growing belly. In autumn, we naturally internalize the vital life force of the external elements—earth, wind, sky, fire and water—and release what we no longer need. Fall is a natural time to examine and choose whether to let go of old, perhaps inappropriate, thought forms and patterns as well. Exploring the breath teaches us about the natural cycles of receiving and releasing that balance our lives. Root yourself in the gentle wave of your breath. ◆ Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.
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Kombucha disappears from grocery shelves Time to start brewing it yourself!
n action-packed days, I find myself craving kombuchaâ€”a probiotic beverage made by fermenting tea and sugar with a kombucha culture or â€œmother.â€? It nourishes and supports me through stressful times. The other day happened to be one of those stressful times, so I waltzed into Whole Foods to get some liquid mothering. However, I could not find any. What happened to my probiotic friends? Kombucha has been bubbling up in the collective consciousness for some years and information about the formerly low-profile brew is ubiquitous in the mainstream media. The kombucha culture is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, commonly called a SCOBY.
Kombucha is a living culture. It can continue to growâ€”that is, ferment the liquid it is growing in. Higher alcohol content means different labeling and taxation. It contains billions of probiotic flora said to enhance digestion and detoxification. For thousands of years, kombucha has been consumed by millions of people around the word for its rejuvenating qualities and fun taste. Many soft drinks, fruit juices and other beverages usually perceived by consumers as non-alcoholic can actually contain traces of alcohol. The FDA considers drinks with less than .5% alcohol by volume from flavoring extracts or natural fermentation to be non-alcoholic. But on occasion there may be a bit more hooch in the booch than
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previously thought. Kombucha is a living culture. It can continue to growâ€”that is, ferment the liquid it is growing inâ€”even after it is bottled and shipped to stores and comes home with you. Higher alcohol content means different labeling and taxation. And therein lies the reason for the disappearance of commercial kombucha. Instructions from serious kombucha homebrew aficiados indicate that a second fermentation can increase alcohol to as much as 2%. If bottled kombucha is left at room temperature, fermenting will resume and, thus, alcohol content will rise.
Kombuchaâ€™s future â€œWe expect most, if not all, kombucha products will be classified as either beer or wine,â€? according to the Feds (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) in a document released mid-June. Some states have already reintroduced kombucha into retail outlets with a slightly different label (AP5 code for â€œabove .5% alcoholâ€?). Whole Foods released a statement on kombuchâ€™s status in its stores: â€œWe are passionate about this product category and are working with our vendor partners as they review these potential labeling issues and we hope for a swift resolution.â€? According to Rene Skordas of Caliâ€™s Natural Foods in Salt Lake, Odwalla will soon be distributing a flash-pasteurized kombucha drink. The jury is out as to exactly how that may alter the probiotic value of kombucha. However, you have the resources to make your own homebrewed kombucha. In her March 2009 CATALYST â€œAlchemical Kitchenâ€? column, Rebecca Brenner described how to grow your own. Additional instructions (and sources for â€œdaughtersâ€?) abound on the Internet. â—† Heidi Novak is an energy kinesiologist and the owner of All for Health and Awareness (AHA!), WWW.AHACLINIC.COM.
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Nada Yoga— the yoga of sound BY TARANANDA KATIE MERCIER
ur lives are profoundly shaped by the way in which we respond to Sound. By learning to work with sound intentionally, we can greatly enhance the quality of our being. Nāda Yoga—nāda, meaning “sound vibration” in Sanskrit,—is an ancient Indian metaphysical system. Nāda Yoga, prescribes that we approach Sound mindfully, and with respect—based on the theory that the very building blocks of all of Creation are formed from sound energy in motion, and that everything in life is connected, through
the properties of resonance. Through a mindful approach to Sound and through certain sounding practices, we can begin to build vibrational muscle, strengthening the life force within us and garnering for ourselves a deeper sense of unity with both the outer and the inner cosmos. Nāda Yoga designates the use of specific sounds and tones for raising overall awareness, as well as optimizing the spin various energy centers of our body known as chakras. Nāda Yoga also offers practices involving sound vibrations and resonances for harmo-
Nāda Yoga, like many esoteric traditions, sites breath as the direct link to the source of life force energy within us; the voice is the most dynamic expression of the breath.
nizing imbalanced psychological and spiritual conditions. The quality of our existence is greatly enhanced, and eventually optimized, when we begin choosing to align with the ever-evolving tonal energies of our Earth Mother, as well as those of the Universe. Nāda Yoga, as with many esoteric traditions, sites breath as the direct link to the source of life force energy within. The voice is the most dynamic expression of the breath. Through a practice of dedicating our voice to attune consciously with planetary and cosmic frequencies, a harmonization of our personal energy field will occur. An authentic relationship with sound begins by listening. By bringing the focus inward, and learning to use sacred sound as a meditation practice, Sound indeed becomes transformed into something more than a source of sensu-
ous pleasure—becoming a crucible for conscious alchemy and the clearing of accumulated Karma. Nāda Yoga is ultimately a path for attaining heightened vibrational states on a transcendent level. This is the level of sound where healers and shamans operate, calling for miracle healings, or the dispelling of disruptive energies, in co-creation with the heavenly realms. In ancient times, this quality of sound attracted students to the mystery schools. I believe the mindful employment of sound practices by a certain critical mass will be a primary catalytic vehicle in humanity’s keeping pace with its own evolution. The secrets of sound are eternal. There are those who consider music, language, and sound to be genuine living beings—I myself have had this experience.
Echoing the wisdom of the Australian Aborigials, the true purpose of human voice is to express itself in song and prayer; all other communicating is the domain of telepathy! Accelerating chaotic energies are influencing life on the planet. Whether or not you believe them to be entraining us for an upward shift in consciousness, I would say at the very least that sound as yoga is worth looking into as an organic, cost-effective solution for keeping pace with the times. In the words of contemporary Sufi mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, “Life is struggling to realize its Oneness…The need of the Divine that calls us within our hearts is now calling our attention to the light of the world. The world is dying through the abuses of materialism, power, greed. But now a new light is awakening at the heart of the world, at the core of creation… and a new way of living in relation to the whole of life. We are needed now—not just to cultivate the divine light within ourselves— but to use our light to reawaken light to its real nature and purpose.” As divine light moves into the physical realms, it manifests first as vibration. Light comes to us upon waves of sound. “The first step in our journey is to learn to recognize our own light—to take responsibility for it—to value and work with it so that it grows within us,” says Vaughan-Lee. “[For it is actually] the light of the divine within us and it belongs to the whole of life. At this time we need to offer it back to life, …entering into a dialogue with life’s awakening light, helping the world take its next step in evolution.” We have been trained over millennia to abandon the most sacred and personal means of self expression. We’ve been brainwashed into believing that singing is about entertainment, reserved for performers. The truth is, singing requires no audience other than God, and when that occurs, the audience and the “performer” suddenly join as One. This phenomenon is our birthright; but needs to be cultivated. We must trust that there’s a natural order to things, and begin to participate in that order. Echoing the wisdom of the Australian Aborigials, the true purpose of human voice is to express itself in song and prayer; all other communicating is the domain of telepathy! In truth, the voice is the primary agent of creating reality. Humanity is at a crossroads. We are now being asked to tune in to all of life...to reestablish our connection with nature. All of nature sings—the wind, the birds, the trees, the water. Even stars sing—the music of the spheres is not just a metaphor. It is a proclamation of life itself rejoicing to its creator. ◆ Tarananda Katie Mercier teaches chanting, toning and mantra. An occasional contributor to CATALYST, the Utahn-turned-Hawaiian is visiting Salt Lake City this month. TARANANDAJI@GMAIL.COM
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uring the past several years of bike commuting, I’ve noticed more and more cyclists on the roads with me. I’ve gone from being part of a fringe group to a member of a small but discernible minority. This is great. A lot of work can still be done to raise public awareness of bicycle commuting. As fall comes and the days shorten and grow colder, the temptation is to hang the bicycle in the garage and forget about it until spring. Instead, consider using the winter months to lay the foundation for future generations of bicycle commuters. Consider becoming a bicycle advocate. An advocate actively supports a certain outcome. Most effective advocates use persuasion rather than confrontation to achieve their goals. Persuasion is accomplished by showing others that you genuinely care about problems, have legitimate concerns and offer practical solutions. The last point is crucial. An advocate who doesn’t offer a solution is nothing more than a complainer. It helps to think locally at first. By “locally,” I mean your own neighborhood as opposed to, say, Salt Lake City. Consider Alpine Elementary School’s principal, David Stephenson. In 2005, Stephenson watched as 50 cars lined up twice a day in front of his school in an area designed for 15 cars, dropping off and picking up students. Recalling his own experiences 30 years ago riding his bike to school, he decided there had to be a better way. He addressed kids in his school’s boundaries riding to and from school. Involve others in your efforts. Taking the example of encouraging more kids to ride to school, enlist the aid of the school, the government and the PTA. Start small and propose a digestible project. Do your research and find out what other communities or schools of approximately the same size and budget have done. When you frame your proposal, don’t present it as a problem to be
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The art of bicycle advocacy Speak up for cycling while winter keeps you off the road BY STEVEN CHAMBERS
solved. Cycling is a solution, not a problem. It’s a solution to obesity, air quality, an oil-based economy. It’s not the only solution, but it’s part of the solution. When you start talking about solutions rather than problems, people listen. However, don’t oversimplify the issues. In fact, you are probably better off leaving the implementation of your idea to the experts. If you are advocating a better infrastructure, such as more bike lanes, unless you’re a civil engineer and
When you start talking about solutions rather than problems, people listen. skilled in municipal budgeting, your best bet is to sell the concept and let the experts figure out how to do it. The worst thing you can say is, “All you have
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to do is…” Take part in cycling events. The more people see bicyclists as average people rather than a special genre, the more likely they are to be sympathetic. Showing numbers, whether in organized rides, as recreational riders or as commuters, means visibility. Visibility generally means acceptance as long as the impression is at least neutral if not favorable. That means obeying traffic laws and not always doing something just because you can. For example, a cyclist is entitled to a full traffic lane if necessary. Some cyclists seem to be of the opinion that whenever they want to take up a full lane means it is necessary that they do so. If you can safely ride on the shoulder, do it as part of a greater goal to promote cycling as a way of life. Being seen in a favorable light means dressing like an average person. In other words, as I’ve written in this column before, lose the Spandex. The heart of the bicycle movement comes from people who look like they left their car in the driveway and biked to the store. Save the tight shorts and fluorescent jerseys for the weekend bike races. Be patient. The car culture is not going to disappear overnight or even over a decade. Your efforts might not bear fruit for your children, but very well might for your grandchildren. Compromise. As Plato said, “If you aspire to the highest place, there is no disgrace in stopping at the second or even the third.” Be willing to bend a little if you can get most of what you are asking. Lastly, win or lose (but especially if you win), thank those who helped you. You can find information on grants and education about cycling at saferoutesinfo.org/guide/steps/index.cfm. ◆ Steve Chambers is a Salt Lake City attorney who is willing to donate his time to individuals and nonprofit organizations in need of legal help to promote bicycling.
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Water and air Empathy with one, communication with the other—the trick is using them together BY CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM Last year was a tough one. I lost a loved one to suicide, lost my job of 15 years and helped my father as he struggled with a bout of cancer. I visited with a psychic after my friend passed. She told me I am a strong empath and have a gift of healing . She urged me to find a way to use this gift, which I need to do so in order to stay spiritually healthy and to continue to grow. I want to make a new job for myself where I can make a little money and also make a difference in one or two lives. What is my next step? I need help finding a way. My birthday is 6/15/70 Salt Lake City, Utah, 11:22 a.m. I can see why the psychic says that you are a strong empath. You have four planets in water signs and the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) are often referred to as the “psychic” signs of the zodiac. That’s because the water element rules what Carl Jung called the Collective Unconscious, which means that these are the signs that have unlimited access to their own dreams and psyches—as well as the dreams and psy-
Air signs do better with “talking” cures because they believe that words can redirect one’s thinking in a more positive and constructive way. ches of others. Having been through an emotionally challenging year, I can see how you would want to help others deal with their own hardships. Not only do you know what it’s like, but also it could be both rehabilitative and restorative. However, you were born under Gemini, and Geminis are not empaths. Geminis are communicators—and this is an important difference. Empaths take on others’ emotions. Much like a chameleon takes on the color of the foliage surrounding it, empaths heal by submerging themselves in others’ psyches and then changing the flow of that emotional undercurrent on a depth level. This requires an ability to
Christopher Renstrom is the creator of RULINGPLANETS.COM—the first online, interactive astrology magazine. He writes the daily horoscope for the San Francisco Chronicle and SFGATE.COM. If you have a question you would like him to address, send the date, time and location of your birth to CHRISTOPHER@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. He also answers questions every week on the CATALYST website. erase the line between “you” and “me.” Gemini is an air sign, and air signs are acutely aware that no two people share the same experience. Emotions can be felt on a universal, nonverbal level, whereas language was invented for the express purpose of describing one’s distinctly individual point of view. We use language to describe what kind of love we feel for someone or to articulate the reasons for our despair. Air signs do better with “talking” cures because they believe that words can redirect one’s thinking in a more positive and constructive way. My feeling is that you are processing last year’s losses. You went through a heavy time and that can give the false impression that life will always be sorrowful and intense, when the reality is you went through a heavy time and now you may be moving into a lighter one. Yet you still sound like you’re interested in doing some kind of spiritual work, and I would encourage you to explore various disciplines. Choose something like palmistry, numerology, tarot or another technique, learn the nuts and bolts of it, and then see for yourself if it’s a good fit. The wonderful thing about being born under Gemini is that you’re a quick study, and if anyone can turn a “pastime” into a source of revenue in no time, it’s a Child of Mercury. ◆
aurochs. Aurochs were big and burly, up to 6.5 feet at the shoulder, and sported long horns. While the last known wild auroch was killed in Poland in 1627, in the 1920s, two brothers in Munich attempted to “reconstitute” the species through intensive crossbreeding. In 1951, 40 aurochs were set lose in Poland. Known as Heck cattle, or reconstructed aurochs, they now number in the thousands. Though they closely resemble those seen in Paleolithic cave paintings, they are genetically distinct from their predecessors.
DAY B Y D AY IN THE HOME,GARDEN & SKY BY DIANE OLSON DRAWINGS BY ADELE FLAIL OCTOBER 1 The Sun rises at 7:24 a.m. today and sets at 7:11 p.m. The average maximum temperature this month is 66°; the minimum is 40°. Average monthly rainfall total is 1.44 inches; average snowfall is 2.1 inches. OCTOBER 2 Time to plant garlic, lilies, rhubarb, roses, ground covers, spring bulbs, trees and shrubs. Don’t fertilize; any new growth will soon freeze. OCTOBER 3 For a self-fertilizing and beefriendly lawn, overseed with white clover now. OCTOBER 4. Step outside and face north tonight. Going roughly clockwise from the zenith, constellations you’ll see include: Pegasus, Andromeda, Triangulum, Cassiopeia, Perseus, Auriga, Draco, Lrya and Cygnus. OCTOBER 5 Step outside and face south tonight. Clockwise from the zenith you’ll see: Cygnus, Aquila, Serpens, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces and Lacerta. The Andromeda galaxy is also visible. OCTOBER 6 Add newspaper to the compost bucket to keep it from getting stinky. OCTOBER 7 NEW MOON. Elk, white-tailed deer and pronghorn are in rut. Moose are on the make. Porcupines are doing it verrry carefully. Brown trout are spawning. OCTOBER 8 When harvesting root
crops, brush off the soil, but don’t wash. Trim beet, carrot, parsnip and turnip tops. Store in a cardboard box in a cool place. OCTOBER 9 If you need to transplant anything, now’s the time to do it. OCTOBER 10 Time to winterize rose bushes. Remove smaller limbs, leaving four or five of the healthiest canes, and prune to about three inches. Mulch well, preferably with some pine needles tossed in. OCTOBER 11 Average first frost date. The first frost usually hits this week, on a cloudless night. Protect tender plants with newspaper, sheets, floating row covers or buckets. Remove coverings first thing in the morning. OCTOBER 12 Rattlesnakes are forming squiggly communal hibernation knots. Mule deer are forming herds and moving down from the high country. California quail are banding together. OCTOBER 13 Got the munchies? It’s probably your body urging you to put on a nice, warm layer of fat for winter. If your sleep cycle is also off kilter, you might want to take melatonin. OCTOBER 14 FIRST QUARTER MOON. Domestic cattle, except those found in Southeast Asia, are all descended from a single wild species, Bos primigenius, or
OCTOBER 15 With a little help, tender veggies can grow for a couple of weeks beyond the first frost. Use sheets, newspapers, buckets or floating row covers. After the first hard freeze, root crops should be mulched with a layer of straw.
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OCTOBER 16 Time to pull up frostkilled annuals and cut summerblooming perennials back to just above ground level.
OCTOBER 17 Bare soil erodes quickly: Cover it up with mulch or plant cover crops. OCTOBER 18 Indian Summer, a spell of warm weather, often occurs about now. OCTOBER 19 Brine shrimp are laying their eggs in the Great Salt Lake. Fall cankerworms are emerging from their cocoons as adult moths and mating. OCTOBER 20 The insect version of a wolf in sheep’s clothing: Green lacewings masquerade as their prey, the woolly aphid, to avoid the aphid’s protector ants (which milk them for honeydew). The lacewings cover themselves with “wool” pilfered from the aphids and then munch down until the ants catch on. OCTOBER 21 Tonight is the Orionid meteor shower. A meteoroid is a small rock in space. If it enters Earth’s atmosphere, it’s a meteor. If it reaches the ground, it’s a meteorite.
OCTOBER 22 FULL FALLING LEAVES MOON. Worms, frogs and turtles are migrating downward. Beavers, which stay active through the winter, are caching food. Beavers are highly social, living in large, stable family groups, and even sharing their lodges with muskrats. They are said to cry real tears when hurt or frightened. Beavers mark their territory with an exudate called castorium, which was recommended by Hippocrates to cure headaches and fever, and is still used to make perfume and add flavor and scent to cigarettes. OCTOBER 23 It’s time to winterize the pond. Pull out annuals; trim back perennials; remove as much gunk as possible; install a floating deicer. OCTOBER 24 Free organic fertilizer! Shred leaves with the mower or a chipper/shredder and spread them over garden beds and the lawn. OCTOBER 25 A snail can snooze for three years. Ants don’t sleep at all. OCTOBER 26 This is a great time to trim ornamental trees and deciduous hedges. OCTOBER 27 Fennel was once stuffed into keyholes to keep out ghosts. OCTOBER 28 This the perfect time to start a compost pile. Pile leaves in one-footdeep layers, add soil and nitrogen to each layer, and spray with water. Then mix all the layers with a pitchfork. Turn every two weeks until it freezes. OCTOBER 29 During the Middle Ages, blackberry bushes were said to be the preferred urinal of the devil. Time to trim those devil’s urinals and other berry canes back to just above soil level. OCTOBER 30 LAST QUARTER MOON. Approximately one in every four mammals is a bat. Some live up 30 years. Vampire bats adopt orphans, and are one of the few mammals known to risk their own lives to share food with non-family members. OCTOBER 31 The Sun rises at 6:56 a.m. today, and sets at 5:24 p.m. She calls it “stick season,” this slow disrobing of summer, leaf by leaf, till the bores of tall trees rattle and scrape in the wind. —Eric Pinder.
Bioneers Salt Lake City November 5-7, 2010 Bioneers Salt Lake City Westminster College Free Live Keynote 12 Local Sessions Friday Nov. 5th, 7:00 PM including... Eco-Logical Eating Natural Fermentation: Finding the Spirit in Your Garden Is Money the Same as Free Speech? Healing the Planet and Healing Ourselves Subversive Design: Interrupting the Consumer Paradigm
What Happens When the Sun isn't Shining and the Wind isn't Blowing?
and Molly Molloy Sharing insights gained from 15 years reporting on the social and economic breakdown of Juarez,
Andy Lipkis Founder of Tree People
15 Rebroadcast Plenary Speakers
15 Rebroadcast Plenary Speakers SanCA Rafael, CA including... from from San Rafael, including...
Free Live Keynote Friday Nov. 5th, 7:00 PM 12 Local Sessions including... Eco-Logical Eating Natural Fermentation: Finding the Spirit in Your Garden
Jane Goodall Jane Goodall Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute
Founder of the Founder Pachamama Alliance Jane Goodall Institute Andy Lipkis Lynn Twist Founder of Tree People
Is Money the Same as Free Speech? Healing the Planet and Healing Ourselves
Founder Pachamama Alliance
Subversive Design: Interrupting the Consumer Paradigm What Happens When the Sun isn't Shining and the Wind isn't Blowing?
November 12-14, 2010
Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley, Park City, Utah ADMISSION: Adults: $30 Children: $10 (under age 12)
ADMISSION: $5 or canned food donation
Friday, November 12 SPECIAL EVENT 6pm–10pm Saturday & Sunday, November 13-14, 10am–6pm
Private preview and sale of traditional hand-woven Navajo rugs, jewelry and crafts Hors D’ oeuvres will be served
P.O. Box 3401, Park City, UT 84060
Sale of rugs, jewelry and crafts 10:00 am–Navajo children’s princess pageant 1:00 pm–Weaving demonstration 4:00 pm–Grandma Native Idol
ADOPT-A-NATIVE-ELDER I www.anelder.org I (435) 649-0535
Entertainment, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Live auction featuring Weaving World Peace rugs, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sale of rugs, jewelry and crafts 10:00 am–Veterans ceremony 1:00 pm–Weaving demonstration 3:00 pm–Closing Pow Wow
This project is supported by a grant from the Utah Arts Council, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art, and the Park City Restaurant Tax.