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In this issue: • Interview: Byron Katie The Work founder and spiritual leader talks with CATALYST • State of the Universe Address The shift has hit the fan... and all heaven has broken loose! • A new astrological sign? Christopher Renstrom susses out the susurrus around Ophiucus • A wise sacrifice Water and public health at the heart of Becker’s Parley’s plan

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IN THIS ISSUE Volume 30 Number 2 • F ebruary 2011

The Change you wish to see Gifts That Matter!






INTERVIEW: BYRON KATIE JEANNETTE MAW Regular contributor and Law of Attraction coach Jeannette Maw r ecently took advantage of a chance to pick the brain of Byron Katie: spiritual leader, best-selling author and founder of The Work Byron Katie will be holding a workshop in SLC F eb. 25-26. STATE OF THE UNIVERSE ADDRESS SWAMI BEYONDANANDA The shift has hit the fan... and all heaven has broken loose. A WISE SA CRIFICE KATHERINE PIOLI Water and public health at the heart of Becker ’s Parley ’s plan. AN UNFINISHED LIFE JANA LEE FRAZIER Calling Monty back: A meditation on a dog gone too soon. WHY GRETA WILL ALWAYS BE A CAPRICORN CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM Do we need a new astrological sign? Here’s why not—sussing out the susurrus around Ophiucus.


MOVEMENT: SHOW UP NAKED DANIEL SCHMIDT The honesty and intimacy of staying present.


ANIMALIA CAROL KOLEMAN Ideas, profiles, products & news for all things animal.


COMINGS & GOINGS CAROL KOLEMAN What’s new around town.




THE YEAR OF LIVING VIRTUOUSLY (WEEKENDS OFF) TERESA JORDAN Please pass the peppermints: Temperance and its pitfalls.




THEATRE: FROM KIVA TO THE STAGE JERRY RAPIER Creating Mesa Verde by Matthew Ivan Bennett.


YOGA POSE OF THE MONTH CHARLOTTE BELL Pranayama: Conscious breathing is a simple, safe practice to calm the nervous system.








JANE LAIRD Nourishing and eclectic.


METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH SUZANNE WAGNER Think, reflect and calculate appropriately. DREAMTIME MACHIEL KLERK Late for class: A complex of anxieties. THE INTUITIVE LIFE MARGARET RUTH Heart matters: Clearing out old hurts.

SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP Partial thoughts: culled from the scrap heap.


ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Environmental news from around the west.

ASK THE ASTROLOGER CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM Out with the old? Options beyond “go” and “stay.”


URBAN ALMANAC DIANE OLSON Day by day in the home, garden and sky.

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Smoke and diesel. We landed on Indian soil at 5 a.m. The streets are lively in the dark. Traffic is a jumble of cars, bikes with no lights, motorcycles and auto-rickshaws. John sees an elephant idling. Strings of LEDs everywhere, in colors I’ve never seen before. We stop along the road for cups of chai. Sunrise is coming, and the birds are so loud, I mistake them for monkeys. India was not on my bucket list. But when, after a pranayama class at Avenues Yoga, yoga teacher Peter Francyk mentioned that he was returning to the Aditya Ayurveda Clinic in Kerala to work with Dr. Satya and would take eight students along, my hand shot up. I knew nothing about this south Indian state, and little about ayurveda. I had never been east of Germany. But from that moment I knew I was going to be here. We pray up the sun each morning, watching the jungle awaken. There’s a day of strenuous resting activities, capped with two hours of yoga at sunset and another meal of nourishing food. One night, kathakali dancers reenacted a scene from the Mahabarata. Another night, area families gathered on the property to dedicate a recently restored snake temple. The snake culture here is said to be 6,000 years old, predating Hinduism. But mostly, we rest. The description “unwind” seems literal. Mountain and jungle. No other westerners around. On their walk to school, small girls in sequined dresses share the rutted road with motorcycles, auto-rickshaws, loaded trucks and an occasional car and bike. Everything is foreign—which is not to say I don’t feel at home.


Dr. Satya says it’s hard to grow a garden here, what with the wandering cows and wild pigs. Still, there’s jackfruit and an abundance of coconut on the property, and produce from surrounding lands. We eat like vegetarian healthy people. What this land does grow is the plants used to make the ayurvedic formulas in Satya’s two-room factory. Dark, pungent liquids simmer in

We pray up the sun each morning, watching the jungle awaken. There’s a day of strenuous resting activities, capped with two hours of yoga at sunset and another meal of nourishing food. cauldrons on propane-powered burners or over a wood fire. Before each meal I drink kashayam, a powerful-tasting brew that surely ought to produce visions. I presume it relates to digestion, though. Afternoon and night I partake of arishtiam, which tastes a lot like Jagermeister and puts me right to sleep. So far India seems more like Bali. I know we are in a bubble: Kerala, birthplace of yoga and rich with music and dance, is its own country. Twelve days at Aditya, then on to another view of India. But that’s for another month. u Greta Belanger deJong is the editor and publisher of CATALYST Magazine. She will return from India on February 10. GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

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t the end of the year I like to gather the scraps of paper littering my pockets and flat surfaces in my house—little snowflakes of ideas that never quite came together into snowballs. Some are original modern-day aphorisms, others just random caffeinated thoughts.

1. I don’t want a career doctor; I want someone with a fresh perspective. This was a paraphrase response to the trend of electing people who have no background

football players had long hair. Even in the '60s, when everyone had long hair, football players were rednecks. Maybe the extra padding will prevent some concussions. 6. Stop using the word “Nazi� to describe everything from President Obama’s health care plan to people who demand correct spelling. It diminishes the true horror behind the word. 7. Mousetraps don’t allow the executed to fully enjoy their last meal. 8. My grandfather used to drive around with a gun under his seat and wave it when people cut him off in traffic. He was ahead of his time. Luckily so, because lots of people would shoot back at him now. 9. In the world of Facebook, your last words may go on forever. I have two Facebook friends who are now dead, but I still get notices for their birthdays. It’s going to be a weird future for us baby boomers using social media. “Can’t tell if Dennis is dead or if the Internet is down. He hasn’t posted a thing in hours.� 10. If you find yourself getting angry about a parking spot, you are too dangerous to drive. 11. The guru goes to the mountaintop not to find truth, but rather to escape from it. 12. Remember call waiting? The fact that it has nearly disappeared shows at least a small return to civility. Likewise for the lack of cell phones going off in theaters. 13. When you say “you don’t get it,� what you really mean is “I can’t communicate it.� 14. I still have parts of the ashes of both my parents and their last dog and I can’t tell them apart. u

“Can’t tell if Dennis is dead or if the Internet is down. He hasn’t posted a thing in hours.� in public office until they reach national office, which has to require some skills not easily cultivated by being an actor, professional athlete or CEO of a company. I hope. 2. I hate our government, but the scary thing is, it’s still better than anything else. 3. The same people who tell you to “get a Mac� any time you complain about a PC problem are just as dogmatically stupid as the people who want everyone to speak English. 4. We only rent dogs. Really, nobody owns them; they will leave you for anybody who has a pocket full of liver and a warm couch. 5. I never thought I’d see the day

Dennis Hinkamp wishes everyone a healthy 2011 and hopes to come up with a name for this decade soon. Art Director/cheesehead Polly Mottonen finally got the Packers in CATALYST.

ENVIRO-NEWS BY AMY BRUNVAND to protest Secretarial Order 3310. Lee campaigned on a radical anti-public lands platform, promising to promote oil- shale strip mining and to privatize public lands in order to increase Utah’s tax base. Lee was profiled in the New York Times Magazine (Nov. 26, 2010) as having a “truly radical vision of the U.S. Constitution” that views much of what the federal government does, including public lands management, as unconstitutional.

Bingham Pit expanding

Americans love the wild places where they hunt, fish, hike, and get away from it all, and they expect these lands to be pr otected wisely on their behalf.

— Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior

The Wilderness Society lauds BLM achievements The Wilderness Society BLM Action Center has announced the 2010 CAPE awards for the best achievements in conservation for public lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. CAPE winners are rated from one to five superhero CAPEs (with five on the high end of the scale). Here are some achievements of the BLM that are especially important for Utah’s public lands: • Secretarial order calls for protecting our National Conservation Lands (four CAPEs for Ken Salazar) • Long overdue reforms to BLM’s Oil and Gas Program (three CAPEs for the BLM Washington DC Office) • Evaluation of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Plan 10 years later (three CAPEs for the GSENM Implementation Assessment Team) • Division of Recreation and Visitor Services: BLM sets new guidance for implementing travel plans (two CAPEs for the Division of Recreation and Visitor Services) WILDERNESS.ORG/FILES/CAPE-AWARDS-2010.PDF

Salazar offers wilderness Xmas gift Just before Christmas, the U.S. Department of the Interior gave Utah wilderness a gift tied with a red ribbon—a reversal of the “no new wilderness” policy implemented in 2003 by the Bush Administration. On December 22, Interior

Secretary Ken Salazar issued Secretarial Order 3310 which affirms, “the protection of the wilderness characteristics of public lands is a high priority for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and is an integral component of its multiple use mission.” That means BLM can protect the wild character of federal lands, even if they have not yet been officially designated by the U.S. Congress as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Utah Governor Gary Herbert responded to the announcement with veiled threats that responsible federal action to protect wild lands might undermine progress that has been made on reaching common ground in Utah’s wilderness debate. In a news release, Herbert said, “ The ironic fallout of this decision is that it could stifle our ability to resolve wilderness issues through cooperation and compromise, like we saw in Washington County and are beginning to see throughout the State.” In January, BLM Director Bob Abbey visited Utah at the Governor ’s invitation to address the Balanced Resources Council. Anti-wilderness activists disrupted the meeting with noisy jeering and clapping. Nonetheless, Abbey held firm in support of the new wilderness policy. WWW.BLM.GOV/WO/ST/EN/INFO/NEWSROOM/2010/DECEMBER/NR_12_23_2010.HTML

Lee attacks Utah public lands Despite Governor Herbert’s praise of the Washington County wilderness bill, Mike Lee, Utah’s new Tea Party-endorsed senator, made it clear that he intends to singlehandedly damage what Herbert termed, “the good will that we have work ed so hard to build between the state, local governments, the environmental community and federal officials.” Rather than continuing work started by former senator Bob Bennett with the Washington County bill, Lee’s first official action as senator was to demand wilderness-related documents from Interior secretary Ken Salazar in order

Kennecott Utah Copper (wholly owned by Rio Tinto) is conducting a public relations campaign to dismiss environmental concerns about its Cornerstone Project to expand the Bingham Canyon Mine, already the world’s largest open pit copper mine. Utah Physicians for a Healthy Enviro nment says that currently Kennecott contributes one-third of the county ’s airborne pollutants and mine expansion will significantly worsen air quality in Salt Lake County.

SLC northwest quadrant— Open space or sprawl? In response to public concerns about the Northwest Quadrant Master Plan, Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker has asked Envision Utah to prepare materials comparing the proposed development to both “no-action” and “complete land preservation” scenarios. Despite this small progress, preserving Great Salt Lake shore open space in the northwest quadrant from sprawl development will be an uphill battle, since the land is privately owned.

Fishlake comments The Fishlake National Forest is preparing a draft Environmental Impact Statement for forest-wide oil and gas leasing, due in April 2011. The original comment period was in 2006, but due to the time that has passed new comments will be considered through February 17. Send written comments to Shelly Dyke, Team Leader, Fishlake National Forest, 115 E . 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701; phone (801) 597-7633; fax (435) 896-0374; e-mail: FOREST_SERVICE_ACT2@FS.FED.US. Comments may also be sent via e -mail to SDYKE@FS.FED.US. Include “Oil and Gas Leasing Analysis’’ on the subject line.

More power lines across the wilderness? The BLM is preparing an Enviro nmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Line. The project begins in south-central Wyoming, crosses northwestern Colorado, crosses Utah diagonally from northeast to southwest and ends south of Las Vegas. Look on the website for Utah scoping meetings to be held throughout February. WWW.BLM.GOV/PGDATA/CONTENT/WY/EN/INFO/NEPA/DOCUMENTS/HDD/TRANSWEST.HTML

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INTERVIEW JM: What’s new with The Work? BK: I just completed a master class for people in The Institute for The Work that are being certified. What came out of that is the same worksheet worded differently. So I’d love for everyone to go to the website to see the new old worksheet. Also, the Department of Education in Hong Kong wanted copyright permission to link to THE WORK.COM. And The Work is finding its place in very important places

you’re awake to them, you’re awake. You refer to me as an enlightened person. I consider anyone who is believing something that is stressful —they question it, they no longer believe it, there’s less stress—they’re enlightened to what is true and what is not. Do I see the world evolving? Oh yes. Yes, I do. JM: Can we ever land on the truth when we’re constantly questioning what’s true? Does an ultimate truth exist?

If you’ve done The Work, it becomes a kinder world. It’s like your world becomes a kinder world every time you do The Work, because the world is just a projection of your mind. in psychology. The School is full of not just those of us who want to end our own suffering, but some very prominent people in psychology who want to end suffering. Isn’t that what we’re all interested in? JM: Are you noticing changes in mass consciousness? Is humanity evolving?


ATALYST contributor and Law of Attraction coach Jeannette Maw recently took advantage of a chance to pick the brain of Byron Katie: spiritual leader, best selling author and founder of The Work. The Work is an inquiry process designed to end suffering by questioning one’s painful thoughts. While interested in an update on what's new in Katie's world, Jeannette was also keen to explore Katie's take on intentional manifesting through the power of thought, and the role of The Work in that process. Byron Katie will be holding a workshop in Salt Lake City February 25 and 26. See Calendar this issue for more info. WWW.BYRONKATIEINSLC.COM, WWW.THEWORK.COM.

BK: From my point of view, humanity evolves every time I do The Work. If I get clear, there’s less suffering in the world. If you’ve done The Work, it becomes a kinder world. It’s like your world becomes a kinder world every time you do The Work, because the world is just a projection of your mind. So if I see an unkind world, then that is being projected from an unkind mind. So I work with my own mind and the world becomes kinder. JM: How do you move through the world differently as an enlightened person? Do you still experience a full range of human emotions? BK: I experience all emotions as love. Any story we put on them, how could they hold up? Once

BK: Let me know (laughs). Any time you feel angry or resentful, then you’re simply believing your thoughts about that person or situation. We can question those thoughts, and who knows where that will take you? But my invitation is to find out. We either believe it or we question it—there is no other choice. As long as we believe anything negative, that is the creation that we’re responsible for. That is the reality we are creating. JM: Do you suggest we question only negative thoughts or to question everything? BK: Put your thoughts on paper and question them. In that you have a kinder life, a clearer mind. And eventually when there are no negative thoughts in your life, and you’re just happy, then why not question the positive thoughts? Because positive thoughts can be very stressful. Because you’re dealing in a world of apparent duality. If you think it’s a wonderful world, then soon there is an opposite. So we question the negative sides until we’re just left with the positive. But it’s a language—until there is no opposite and it’s com-

ing out of us honestly, completely 100%. In other words, no more lies. JM: Is it possible for one to be passionately engaged in creating change (such as the health of the planet or animal rights) without interpreting something “wrong” with the world? BK: If you see something in the world that needs to be changed or something you want that matches your heart, anything your mind would tell you that would keep you from gifting that to yourself and the world, question. Put those thoughts on paper. And anything that would frighten you into such a small position that you could not help and serve…anything that would stop you, anything that you fear, such as if you want to work in Africa with children with AIDS, anything that would stop you, put on paper, question and work with those babies. It is as simple as what would stop me from doing the dishes or brushing my teeth? If it’s fear that would keep you from doing something, identify that fear, question it and then what’s to stop you? Nothing can stop me from living my life fearlessly as a loving, caring human being—and that’s it.

Preferences shift radically after The Work. I used to smoke and was doing prescription drugs and was so harmful to my head and body . And then after The Work, these things quit me. It was really a radical transformation. JM: What about questioning the thought: “We’re ruining the planet?” If we don’t believe that, won’t it drain our passion for change? BK: That is definitely something to question. Is it true? Can I know that it’s true? Notice how I react and what happens when I believe that thought. And the depression that sets in. Who would I be without that thought? In that space I can see the beauty we do have, the amazing now that we do have. So we turn it around from “we are ruining the planet” to “I am ruining the planet.” Now I need to make a list of where that’s true. And when I can see that specifically, my behavior starts to shift because I’m more aware. JM: Do you have preferences? It seems like in fully embracing The Work we would just accept r eality as it is and not desir e anything to be different.

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ne of the beautiful things about The W ork is that this process for self-realization provides answers that bring clarity, relief and freedom from limitations arising from within. The practice can be effectively utilized on one’s own, without any expert, because in fact, the only person who really knows what’s best for you is you. “ You are the teacher you’ve been looking for ” is a quote from Katie, and a very powerful concept to consider. Have you ever noticed how when you open your packages on Christmas or birthdays it is rare that someone gives you exactly what you’ve asked for, try as they might? They may get the right color of shirt and sleeve length, but the fabric or brand just doesn’t measure up to what you had in mind. This is because no one really knows what you want or what will make you happy except yourself. Only you can give yourself what you need. The Work helps you to discover and deliver it. The Work couldn’t be more simple and straightforward. However, since as humans we have a tendency to believe what we think (and why wouldn’t we?), it can be very helpful to have a facilitator assist you as you begin to question beliefs

BK: Preferences shift radically after The Work. I used to smoke and was doing prescription drugs that were so harmful to my head and body. And then after The Work, these things quit me. The smoking quit me, the prescription drugs quit me, my choices, they all quit me. It was really a radical transformation. Preferences absolutely change until one day we just notice the thing in our hands is our preferences because it’s in our hand. This goes along with the heart’s way, close to the earth and as organic as it can possibly be. It’s not destructive as we know it, it enhances. As our hearts open, our minds open, and our preferences show us they’re a match.

Some people have other ways that are more palatable for them. We all find our way. The Work is just one way. There are so many ways in the world and they’re all necessary. JM: Is it appropriate to use The Work to achieve an end goal or make something happen? BK: The Work doesn’t have a motive built in—so once you do The Work with a motive, you’re not doing The Work. It’s becoming so popular that coaches want to say it and psychiatrists and psychologists—but The Work isn’t something you can say you’ve got. It’s not something I can give. The Work is something you can only give yourself. JM: How does The Work work with Law of Attraction?

JM: Why would someone who is familiar with The Work not engage it? What’s the resistance?

BK: Let’s just say this: the Secret is about wanting the things that you don’t have. And The Work is about wanting what you do have. And that’s the simple difference. When you are no longer living fearfully, there is nothing to stop you from having or doing anything in your life. A sane mind is only going to reach for what is kind. u

BK: Because they don’t need it. Some people aren’t interested.

Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lak e City. WWW.GOODVIBECOACH.COM

and common presumptions you’ve been holding as true for years. The potential for freedom is as unlimited as one’s willingness to question preconceptions, and an objective facilitator type person asking the questions can add some perspective to the experience that might not be available otherwise. While you don’t need a facilitator to do The W ork, it sure can be nice sometimes, especially in the beginning or when you find yourself stuck in a pattern that hurts. —Kathryn Dixon Salt Lake City has five facilitators certified through Byron Katie’s “Institute for The Work,” a two- to four-year training curriculum. They are listed below in alphabetical order: Carol van der Meulen Phone: 801.641.1237 Email: CAROLCVM1@GMAIL.COM Kathryn Dixon Phone: 801.487.7621 Email: CLARITYCOACHING@MSN.COM WWW.CLARITYCOACHINGINSTITUTE.COM

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February 2011

he shift has hit the fan. And all heaven has broken loose.You say, “Heaven?? Where the hell do you see heaven?” And yes, if you look at the news headlines from the past year, you’d have a hell of a time finding any heaven. It’s a dogma-eat-dogma world out there, and everyone seems caught up in the bipolar insanity. Even Poland is polarized— the North Poles and the South Poles. We talk about peace in the Middle East and we can’t even make peace in the Middle West. Here in America, we have a deeply divided body politic. Half the population believes our election system is broken; the other half believes it is fixed. In 2010, political anger became all the rage as town hall meetings turned into “I scream anti-socials,” and enlightened discourse into heated detestimonials. The Tea Party Movement, a coalition of civil and uncivil libertarians, provided an ideal cover for mining interests (as in, “that’s mine … that’s mine … that’s mine”) to throw barrels of anonymous money into Congressional races to defeat

Democratic candidates. Of course we all know that when it comes to defeating Democratic candidates, no one does it better than the Democrats themselves. In the area of self-defeat, the Democrats are simply unbeatable—somehow, in just two years they turned a mandate into a man-who-can’t-get-adate.

A Wolfowitz in Sheepowitz’s clothing? There is one prime cause of disillusionment, and that is illusionment, and in these challenging times, it’s understandable how a population can get strung out on hopium. America has been going through a dark night, and who wouldn’t want a white knight on a dark night—albeit a slightly darker white knight? But a lad and a lack. So far, our lad seems to lack the will or the power to stand up to the forces of endarkened self-interest. Barack Obama’s neo-liberal foreign policy looks pretty much like George Bush’s neoconservative one, and disheartened progressives who believed in Obama’s election rhetoric are beginning to think they fell

for the old “debate and switch,” and that we ended up with a Wolfowitz in sheepowitz’s clothing. On the other hand, how can we expect a President to stand tall when the body politic is so sickly and out of shape? After all, we’re still suffering from the lingering effects of Mad Cowboy Disease and chronic electile dysfunction, not to mention irony deficiency and truth decay brought on by weapons of mass distraction. And let’s not forget the Deficit Inattention Disorder that led to our near-debt experience.

American middle class tops Endangered Species List To add injury to insult, the American middle class continues to top the Endangered Species List, caught between the lowly criminal at the bottom and the highly criminal at the top. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I’m nostalgic for the good old days when people robbed banks, not the other way around. Once again in 2010, Chase chased us, Wachovia walked over us, and the name Goldman Sachs tells us all we need to know: We

In 2010, political anger became all the rage, as town hall meetings turned into “I scream anti- socials,” and enlightened discourse into heated detestimonials. The Tea Party Movement, a coalition of civil libertarians and uncivil libertarians, provided an ideal cover for mining interests (as in, “that ’s mine … that ’s mine … that ’s mine”) to throw barrels of anonymous money into Congressional races to defeat Democratic candidates.

have been sacked by the gold men. Gold-collar criminals have overruled the Golden Rule with the Gold Rules Rule: “Doo-doo unto others before they can doo-doo unto you.” And let’s be honest. Not just the people at the top, but rather everyone, seemed to buy into the boom that could never go bust. And then… BOOM! The bubble popped, and just like that, we’re busted. So, the moral is: Don’t put your faith in false profits. Sadly, the financial fleecing didn’t awaken the body politic, but it was harder to sleep through the alarming oil spill in the Gulf last spring.

As a cautious optimystic, I say that contrary to the way things appear, the sky is not falling. It only looks that way because we are ascending. So perhaps it takes a pillage and a spillage to wake the village to stop the drillage and wildlife killage. The upwising continued to gather esteem in 2010, and the irony curtain is becoming more and more transparent. Wikileaks emerged to challenge our official media, WeakyLicks, to help end the other “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy—the one where the American people promise not to ask what the government is doing to “keep them safe,” and the government promises not to tell them. When the people choose to not see what is too uncomfortable to look at, the inevitable result is Not-Seeism.

Time to gather under one big intent But enough about our small world down here. This is, after all, the State of the Universe, and there’s a big, big Universe out there, which is pretty much purring in perfection—which is to say there is a hell of lot of heaven out there. So, you are asking, why the hell isn’t heaven here already? Everything seems to be crashing down, and heaven is nowhere to be found! As a cautious optimystic, I say that contrary to the way things appear, the sky is not falling. It only

looks that way because we are ascending. Thanks to the evolutionary upwising and the recently declared state of emerge-‘n-see (where we emerge from fear and separation and see how we are connected), we humans are better able to rise to the occasion than ever before. And when it comes to rising above whatever has been bringing us down, nothing works like levity. Now I certainly would never want to impose my spiritual faith on anyone else, but I must declare that I am a FUNdamentalist, accent on the FUN. While some of the less fun fundamentalists believe that heaven is above us, we FUNdamentalists believe that heaven is where we make it. FUNdamentalists are strictly non-dominational, so we have no commandments. But we do have One Suggestion: “Let’s go for heaven on earth, just for the hell of it!” “Ok,” you protest, “that’s the ideal, but how do we deal with the real deal?” It’s simple, although it may not be easy. If the uncommonly wealthy have hijacked the commonwealth, we the people must higher-jack it. And we do so by acting on another FUNdamentalist suggestion: We’re not here to earn God’s love, we’re here to spend it! That is how heaven is breaking loose, with people spending their love like it’s going into style. Think about it. Someone overflowing with love comes into a room, and 300 people leave with that love…and pay it forward somewhere else. Love, joy and laughter—these are the loaves and fishes of spiritual nourishment. Yes, heaven has broken loose and we are here to put it together. Each of us—if we so choose—brings a piece of heaven. You have a little piece here, a little piece there, and before long, you have one big peace everywhere. Now is the time for all those heaven-bent on planetary transformation to gather under one big intent that reflects the heart core values shared by humans the world over: “We are here to re-grow the Garden, and have a heaven of a time doing it.” And when the cosmic beings ask, “Oh, by the way, how did the human race turn out?” the answer will be, “They won. They achieved Oneness and won.” This is the true second coming. The human drama achieves a pleasurable climax, as everyone comes together. u Swami Beyondananda is the alter ego of author and uncommontator Steve Bhaerman, and can be found online at W AKEUPLAUGHING.COM.

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Water and public health at the heart of Beck er’s Parley’s plan BY KATHERINE PIOLI


ooking out on Salt Lake Valley, across the gray concrete of highways and the green of human-planted trees, it is easy to forget that Salt Lake is, underneath it all, a desert. But for our city and county officials charged with keeping Salt Lake a safe and desirable place to live now and into the future, this single fact is of utmost importance. In this desert, water and water quality is perhaps the most important issue for our local government. Decisions and sacrifices will be made to assure a constant supply of safe water to our growing population, even at the risk of losing popular public opinion.

Looking at this evidence, it is clear that something needs to be done to restore the creek’s health. Parley’s is not just a place to get away from the city; it happens to provide the third largest annual average water yield of the seven creeks. Such is the case with Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s recent changes to Parley’s Historic Nature Park. After three years of unrestricted dog access to all of Parley’s Hollow, Becker’s new plan limits dogs to certain areas and, on some trails, puts dogs back on leash. City and county dog owners overwhelmingly call the new plan an unjustified redistribution of access to public open space. It is a step backwards, they say, in an outdoors-loving community with already limited dog-friendly areas. From the perspective of water quality and public health, however, Becker’s decision is based on increasing the common good for all of Salt Lake’s citizens. My own sympathies, to an extent, align with the urban dog owner. My mutt, Ranger, came into my

life unexpectedly one night, appearing on my doorstep in rural Idaho. We are lucky to reside in rural America, where “exercising” the dogs some days is as easy as letting them run out the door to chase magpies (don’t worry, they have never caught one and never will). But, Ranger and I have also experienced the difficulties of city life. Familial visits take us occasionally out of the country and into Sugarhouse, the center of the city. Here, unsupervised wandering through the neighborhood is no longer an exercise option. Walks take on a more thought-out, time-consuming nature. Should we drive up to the hills behind Red Butte or stroll onleash down to the tiny neighborhood dog park? If we decide to go to Parley’s Historic Nature Park, we’d better bring the leash. Reinstating the leash laws comes after careful consideration of information provided by the Utah Division of Water Quality, the Salt Lake Department of Public Utilities and the Salt Lake Valley Health Department. Since 1995, water sample data has shown spikes “in coliform counts, an indicator of bacteria in canyon streams.” These forms of bacteria, found abundantly in the feces of warm-blooded animals, are mostly attributed to dogs. In order to protect the watersheds, a 1999 Watersheds Management Plan cracked down on dogs and dog owners by not allowing the domestic animals in watershed areas, closing mountain lakes to swimming (by both humans and dogs) and toughening up permit requirements for dog-owning residents in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons. Parley’s Creek, under a tangle of highways and hidden deep in a hollow, remained overlooked. Perhaps because of its lack of visibility, a management plan for Parley’s similar to the other creeks was not created in the 1999 plan. As a result, Gary

Edwards, executive director of Salt Lake Valley Health Department, has some disturbing news. Edwards reports that year-round samples taken in Parley’s Creek during 2010, from sites extending from Mountain Dell Reservoir to 1300 East, still show high levels of total coliform bacteria and E. coli. Based on these samples, Parley’s water quality was subsequently listed as impaired by the EPA. After searching for and ruling out other bacteria sources such as defective septic tanks, homeless camps and illegal dumping, the Health Department placed most of the blame, again, on dog activity. Looking at this evidence, it is clear that something needs to be done to restore the creek’s health. Parley’s is not just a place to get away from the city; it happens to provide the third largest annual average water yield of the seven creeks. It reaches its highest flow in mid-May, just as E. coli and coliform counts peak due to increased human and animal activity. Mayor Becker’s plan takes into account the sensitivity of Parley’s Historic Nature Park as a riparian area and a major component of Salt Lake’s watershed. His proposal also considers dog owners who, since a 2007 ruling, have been allowed to run dogs off-leash in portions of the park. Under the new plan, dogs will still be allowed in the Hollow. They will not be allowed access to the spring sources south of the creek, or allowed offleash in the creek’s riparian corridor. However, the new plan retains 15 acres of dog-friendly offleash open space and 1.5 miles of on-leash/offleash trail. Becker reminds his constituents in his veto letter addressed to the City Council that this area still “represents the largest off-leash dog park

in the Salt Lake Valley and doubles the off-leash dog park acreage in the Salt Lake County.” In the end, it is hard to find beautiful places like Parley’s. We all want to experience the out-ofdoors right in our city and share that with our animal companions. Seeking a true compromise, Becker doesn’t sell his plan as a silver-bullet solution. Instead, he calls the new master plan an “experiment,” acknowledging room for change and improvement. Becker also concedes a need for more dog parks in more appropriate areas. Next time I am in Salt Lake, I will take my cowdog mutt Ranger to walk through Parley’s Historic Nature Park. I imagine he will feel right at home. u Katherine Pioli lives and writes in Jackson Hole, Wyoming . She is more often found outside skiing with her dogs than working in front of her computer.

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An unfinished life Calling Monty back



he fallen apples smell like cider in the hot yellow autumn air, as I move back and forth along the line, hanging clothes and calling his name. “Montgomery! Montgomery!” The wind whips the words right out of my mouth. The other dogs, his mother among them, look at me, wide-eyed and confused. They bolt away, the bright light bronzing their sleek sinewy backs, their ears awry, fast-moving feet making confetti out of the freshly cut grass. I put down a sodden shirt and begin to walk. Wet leaves skim my forehead, kiss my lips, stick to my tears. “Montgomery!” I look for him under the grape arbor, behind the old chicken coop where his beloved bone still lays, all these days later. I search in the shadows in the shed. Will he just materialize out of the blackness; take form from the gauzy dark? I startle at a sudden movement in the glass of the long window. Was that

his reflection that just shimmered across the surface of the pane? Is he a ghost now? Does his spirit infuse the last lonely hummingbird that has lingered behind all the others, though the nights have gotten so chilly? Or has he disguised himself as the crafty raccoon that raids the birdfeeder at dusk or the doe who leaves her droppings behind at dawn? Is he haunting the pond where the wood ducks rise from the impossibly glossy surface through the morning mists? Yesterday I asked him to send me a sign that he was alright, that he was just fine and not caught and cut off by himself somewhere and missing us, mourning our lost company just as we are mourning his. I wanted a clean white bird to descend like an angel from the deep indigo sky. Instead I looked up to find a flotilla of dragonflies, at least three dozen of them dancing iridescent above me, their jeweled wings coruscating in the sun. I never thought he could die. Not

so young, his life unfinished. Not in his prime, ripe and robust, the gregarious and gorgeously incorrigible creature that he was. We were not the best of friends. I was never sufficiently strong to bend his vibrant will to mine. I was never enough attraction to call him to my side. Mine was not the voice he longed to hear. Yet inexplicably, miraculously, he looked me straight in the eyes and kissed me full on the mouth the day before he died Monty was a beautiful beast. Oh, I wish you could have seen him. He was a dog made in heaven, meant to drink moonshine on the front porch of some whiskey-loving hillbilly in the Ozarks, all heavy ears, jumbo paws, oversize nose and velvety jowls with a howl to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. His coat was coarse and crawled along his spine and flanks in short swirls and he smelled like oiled leather. He was as brown as a buckeye before time and weather faded it; his breath could take yours away. He was clumsy and clueless. His long legs loped, he drooled from his meaty lips; his life was all about

in the woods of this rental house, a shriek cut through the almostautumn air. I heard it through the open window. By the time I ran downstairs and outside, he was dying. A dead dog walking, frantic to reach his master, his big heart, ruined and rent, pierced by a sharp spruce snag, winding down like a broken clock. I have never heard a man cry like that before, nor seen one. I don’t want to hear or to see it ever again in my life. He looked up at me, his face crumpled. “Call 911, please call 911!” he pleaded with me. But all I could do was stand there listening, watching the life drain away, all that vivid, volatile, shuddering energy, all that irrepressible affection he felt for all of us going, going, going, like fire to smoke, from dazzling light to smoldering sizzle and then cooling down calm and evaporating, just some pretty steam on the wind. If he was going to die, I thought it should have been the day the porcupine got him when it took hours and hours to remove the thousand quills from his ears and eyes and

Monty was a connoisseur of fine rawhide, strong coffee and cheap beer, a lover of a long snuggle in a good patch of soft heat or the bottom of a canoe. I could describe him as a nefarious slayer of porcupines, affable and amiable with people and other dogs and, yes, notorious. peeing on trees and licking his privates in very public settings. Monty was a connoisseur of fine rawhide, strong coffee and cheap beer, a lover of a long snuggle in a good patch of soft heat or the bottom of a canoe. I could describe him as a nefarious slayer of porcupines, affable and amiable with people and other dogs and, yes, notorious. Both for his jaunty, joyous sojourns after his frequent escapes from the yard and for his classic airborne dives into the water to retrieve bumpers and Frisbees and bottles and bones. People would often gather on the shore of whatever lake or pond or river where we trained to watch Monty fly. I always felt like we were at the circus. He was never as interested in food as he was just snoozing in the truck, that man-who-was-his-master’s truck, or sitting for hours on the floor in that man’s arms. In fact that is where he died. After a romp

chest and snout. I never anticipated that he would die here in this house I had come to love so much, in the glorious spruce forest, all shades of glowing green, alive with ferns, festooned with lichens and moss, riotous with purple aster, full of birds who use it for choir practice, die in a flash with a stake through his heart. I am tired of walking for now. Tonight, because I won’t be able to sleep, I will stand out in the grass under the great fireworks show of stars in the same spot where I stood when a comet streamed across the heavens the evening that he died. Everything is so very terribly beautiful to me now, now that he has died. It’s so much more beautiful, I know, just because he lived. u Jana Lee Frazier is a former zookeeper and wildlife rehabilitator. In recent years she has written a series of essays for the Washington Post and is currently working on a novel.


Show up naked

Inspiring a Love of Learning

The honesty and intimacy of staying present

Only by being willing to risk showing our spills and thrills can we truly pursue intimacy. ingful way intimidate all of us, even when we are not shopping for a mate. My work as a Feldenkrais practitioner demands that I learn how to connect, often with people in serious pain. That challenge has taught me to follow the logic of apparently casual statements and search for hidden clues. Let’s look closer at that punch line. “Naked� is direct, sexy, fairly easy to read. It also is unhidden, exposed, vulnerable—both physically and emotionally. “Bring beer� clearly implies party-time celebration, embarking on an adventure. Now we have vulnerability and celebration. Or we can say a sense of your own pain and a sense of your own adventure. When I am at work, these are significant requirements in the therapeutic relationship. The requirements are less specific

in normal social interaction, but they are still present. If we are to get what we want, we need to step out of our comfort zone. Only by being willing to risk showing our spills and thrills can we truly pursue intimacy. Some sense of our pain and our adventure must be present, or we drift into empty fantasy (no pain) or sodden drama (no adventure). These elements keep it real. They form the ground for the relationship. Obviously most situations go better when I don’t show up sans culottes. However, without grounding into a sense of my own pain, I lack empathy. My actions will be based on abstract choices, rather than anchored in compassion. Likewise, I don’t come into work carrying a six-pack of Old On Sale. But if all I have to offer is pain, who needs me? Masochists aside, most of us want some sense of possibility, some thread of hope, and some enthusiasm for the challenges we face. I can’t tell you what your life holds, but a sense of my own adventure makes me a much more valuable companion on the journey. Clothing and sobriety are good choices for my work hours and sometimes useful otherwise. But pain and adventure are inseparable and invaluable. They don’t need to dominate, but if I want to live richly, I need to keep a taproot into the deeper well of my experience. u Dan Schmidt is a Feldenkrais practitioner, bodyworker and dance instructor in Salt Lake City. He teaches classes for the public and for massage therapists. OPENHANDSLC.COM.

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was chatting with some friends when one asked about getting the attention of a man in whom she was romantically interested. I replied, “Show up naked, and bring beer,� the punchline from an old joke about the different challenges of seducing women and men. Humor often contains the truths we find scary. The challenges of connecting with others in a mean-



February 2011

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Ways to protect your pet in cold weather


1. Provide proper shelter. Structures should not rest directly on the ground. P rovide clean, dry bedding materials. Younger and older animals should be kept inside.

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“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.” —Groucho Marx Clipping. With your cat facing away from you, take a toe in your hand and press the pad until the nail extends. Trim only the sharp tip of one nail then release your cat ’s toe and give a treat. If your cat didn ’t notice, clip another nail. Clip only a couple of nails in the first few sessions until your pet gets used to it. Be sure to reward her with a treat afterward. If your cat resists don ’t raise your voice or punish. Schedule. A nail-trimming about every two weeks is a good routine. If your cat refuses to let you clip the claws, ask your vet or a groomer for help. Do not declaw . This surgery involves amputating the end of a cat’s toes. Instead, trim regularly, provide your cat with scratching posts, and ask your vet about plastic claw covers. —Adapted from ASPCA

3. Clean paws, legs and stomach to remove salt and chemicals, which can be toxic. Watch out for antifreeze spills; animals love the taste & it ’s deadly. 4. Animals that spend more time outdoors need more food to keep their temperature up. Also make sure they always have access to unfrozen water.

Trimming your cat’s nails Set the atmosphere. Sit with your relaxed (even sleepy) cat on your lap in a quiet room with no other pets around. Pet the paw. Gently take one of your cat’s paws between your fingers for a few seconds. If your cat pulls the paw away , don’t squeeze, just gently follow the gesture. When your pet ’s still again, press the pad to extend the nail, then release the paw and give your pet a treat. The clipper. Before actually cutting, your cat should get used to the sound of the clippers. Sit the cat on your lap and put a piece of uncooked spaghetti into the clippers. Gently press the toe pad and when the nail extends, clip the spaghetti with the clippers while still holding your cat ’s paw. Release the toe and give your cat a treat. Watch the quick. The pink part of a cat ’s nail, called the quick, is where the nerves and blood vessels are. Do not cut this sensitive area; snip only the white part of the claw . If you accidentally cut the quick, any bleeding can be stopped with styptic powder.

2. Trim the hair around pads to help k eep paws free of snow.

5. For short-haired breeds, only allow your animal outside for short periods when the temperature is below freezing. A pet sweater can provide stylish warmth. 6. Keep your pet ’s I.D. updated. More dogs are lost during the winter because ice and snow doesn’t hold their scent to help them backtrack home. 7. Outdoor cats are attracted to the heat of an engine and often sleep under the hood. Bang loudly on your hood before starting the engine. 8. Never leave a pet alone in a car during cold weather. It becomes a refrigerator, and the animal can freeze to death.

Animal angel Sonya Richins, a documentary filmmaker and passionate wild horse advocate, is president of REINFREE.ORG and HORSESVOICE.ORG. The organization’s intention, through public awareness, is to save the lives of dwindling wild horse herds that are being “managed” to extinction. Government practice banishes wild mustangs and burros to lands too desolate for survival, or they are violently rounded up by helicopters until they are corralled into pens to await their fate of slaughter, adoption, or placement in “sanctuaries” so inhuman that many die there (if they haven’t already died in the process). Sonya filmed Mestengo in 2008, a beautifully shot documentary

Animal News Amendments to animal cruelty laws have been proposed in the in Utah legislature that would make it legal for anyone to kill any animal suspected of being feral. That means if your neighbors don’t like your wandering pet cat, they would be able to kill it and say they thought it was feral! TINYURL.COM/ANIMALCRUELTYAMENDMENTS

on the fate of America’s wild horses (for a small donation, you may receive a DVD). She is currently working on Healing Power of Horses, a new documentary projected for release sometime next year. Sonya dedicates much of her time and her own resources for the protection of wild horses. She currently leases property for a mother and foal. Her greatest personal desire is to acquire land for adopted horses so they may continue to run free. Please visit her website to learn more about this situation and what you can do to help.

9. Take pets that are sensitive to the cold outdoors only to relieve themselves. Some breeds tolerate longer periods in cold weather, both others do not have tolerance for the elements. 10. Stay current with vet checkups. Cold weather can make certain conditions worse.

—Adapted from Utah Humane Society


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“As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.” —Pythagoras

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Cat of the month

Dog of the month

Osiris! Look what a good boy he is, so well behaved and the nicest guy; he just wants to please. And he gets along with everyone (people, cats, other dogs). Osiris is very calm and bonds closely with those he loves; he needs a parent who can be with him most of the time as he has a good case of separation anxiety (he just hasn’t had a lot Click for video! of security in his life). Osiris is a seven-year-old Labrador retriever (very youthful without being hyperactive), housebroken, and his adoption fee pays for neutering, vaccinations and a microchip. The pets we highlight each month have gone through a challenging “Carol Interview” process and prove to be the cream of the crop. They have great temperaments, a sparkle in their eye and no behavioral or health problems that we know of. Visit the CATALYST website to see videos by clicking on the pet’s photo. Our pets this month are brought to you by No More Homeless Pets, an organization which rescues dogs and cats from euthanasia and fosters them until adopted. Go to WWW.UTAHPETS.ORG to see all adoptable pets, volunteer opportunities and more information. No More Homeless Pets’ mission is to end euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats statewide and to promote humane alternatives for feral cats.

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Gene melts into you as soon as you pick him up; all he wants is some lovin’. And those beautiful sage colored eyes! He hypnotized me the minute I saw him, and I almost took him home, but my pet rat wouldn’t have appreciated that Click for video! much. Gene is a gentle, sweet soul and gets along with everyone (including dogs); he is quite the nurturer and loves to groom all his friends. Gene is three years old, housebroken and his adoption fee pays for neutering, vaccinations and a microchip.




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What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN

New owners for Dragon Dreams

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Kitty and Walter Kortkamp are very excited about their new ownership of Dragon Dreams, soon to be called Cosmic Spiral. They are making many positive changes such as offering exciting classes and inviting experts to share their knowledge with customers. Kitty and Walter are strong supporters of local artists and vendors and carry their products as much as possible. WWW.DRAGONDREAMSGIFTBOUTIQUE.COM

Our dear Suzanne Wagner has decided to move to California—but don’t worry, she is still available for phone and Skype consultations. She also provides classes on numerology and tarot on Youtube. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM, 707.354.1019

Kathy Rabb, Scott Rabb, Kate Chappell and Michelle Reynolds. Photo: Janet Borg

Chocolate worth traveling for

Flow Yoga has new name—and new intentions Flow Yoga has now become Shiva Centre, which offers a new concept in the approach to practicing yoga. Along with many types of yoga—Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative, Anusara, Ashtanga, Kalari, Jappa (mantra chanting)—Shiva Centre also offers massage, vedic consulta-

tions, retreats, an Ayurvedic pharmacy, and lectures on the Vedic Sciences. Some of the latest lectures include Ayurvedic procedure for liver and gall bladder cleanse, the science of karma, yoga as the way to happy relationships and techniques of tantric sex. WWW.FLOWYOGASLC.COM

Wasatch Community Gardens is partnering with R ed Desert Candy in Torrey to create delicious chocolate truffles. The garden gives fresh herbs to Red Desert and in turn they donate 10% of their bar collection sales back to the garden. Perfect symbiosis! Cathy and Tom Rabb loved Torrey so much that after years of traveling there, they decided to move to the area when they retired. They saw a need for chocolate and coffee, and so began their dream. R ed Desert Candy evolved from tempering chocolate at Castle Rock Coffee & Candy five years ago to having its own retail space and wholesale accounts. Cathy , her son Scott, and chef Kate Chappell are the main ingredients to this yummy enterprise. It’s a small but growing business with about 10 employees in the winter, growing to about 20 in the summer (their busy time). They began simply with their “Desert Collection” which included chocolate bars infused with chili, sage, sweet juniper, or toasted hemp seed (a new exciting addition). Red Desert works closely with each client to create unique and delicious chocolate truffles and bars, often using the clients own product or locally grown ingredients. Nuts and cactus jelly from Fruita, for example, are the ingredients for Capitol R eef National Park’s chocolate. And High West Distillery’s whiskey is added to produce a complimentary whiskey truffle for its restaurant. Red Desert Candy takes good Belgium chocolate, tempers and infuses it with fresh herbs to make outstanding truffles and chocolate bars. They constantly invent new recipes to try out in the retail store, which they share with the rest of Utah when they get a “thumbs up.” You may find Red Desert Candy’s chocolate in coffee shops and resorts around Salt Lake City, but Catalyst wants to see more of them because we know that chocolate is the stuff of life! Until we see these handcrafted chocolates in more retail stores, they can be ordered through their website or you can journey to this beautiful area and try all chocolates yourself in the Red Deserts Candy store (and meet everyone too)!

New monastery in California for SLC Buddha Maitreya A new retreat center and monastery in California is almost complete. The cluster of buildings in the geometric form called a “Buddha Maitreya Shambhala Star,” has a pyramid in the center and six dome buildings surrounding. This spiritual retreat utilizes solar, wind and other sustainable technology. Events in February at the SLC center will raise awareness about the monastery. WWW.BUDDHAMAITREYA.ORG/PROJECTS/MONASTERY. For Salt Lake City center: WWW.SOULTHERAPY.ORG/SLC

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the Benjamin A. Botkin Prize for significant achievement in public folklore. Carol has been a folklorist with the division since 1978 and has studied, written and lectured on subjects such as cowboy poetry, Navajo basketry, Utah food traditions, Hispanic arts, Mormon material culture, Southeast Asian refugees, Polynesian immigrants, the folk culture of Sanpete Valley and Utah gravestone art.

A new home for Healing Mountain Massage Healing Mountain Massage in Salt Lake City has moved to a larger building on 363 South 500 East, Suite #201. Healing

New location for the Center for Transpersonal Therapy The Center for Transpersonal Therapy has a beautiful new home they can call their own! After residing in the 9th and 9th area for 21 years, they have moved to 5801 South Fashion Blvd. Suite 250 in Murray. The center’s expanded practice provides psychotherapy, training, support groups, workshops and retreats. In addition, group room rental is available to the community. CTT is also happy to announce the addition of Nick Tsandes, LCSW, who became a full partner in January and now practices at the new location.

Mindful Yoga makes a move Our dear friend and contributor, Charlotte Bell of Mindful Yoga, is relocating to a beautiful new space at the International Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Institute (865 East 500 South) in Salt Lake City on February 1. Charlotte has been teaching yoga since 1986, making Mindful Yoga Salt Lake City’s longest-running yoga community. Mindful Yoga will leave its home of 24 years at the First Unitarian Church and move three of the five classes currently offered to IWKI (the remaining two classes will continue at the Unitarian Church for a few more months). R oz Newmark will also be making the move to IWKI. 801-355-2617, WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.

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New beginnings for Utah Sports and Wellness In 2011, Dr. Michael Cerami begins his 26th year in practice. To celebrate, he has transformed his office under the

Mountain School of Massage has been a leader among massage schools for the past fourteen years. Its philosophy exemplifies the “Way of the Compassionate Spirit,” in its approach to teaching. It offers massage therapy certification and spa therapy certification as well as a live day spa in both the SLC center and Cedar City branch. Healing Mt. Massage teaches and offers Japanese full body massage, Thai massage, deep tissue, reflexology, chair massage, Reiki energy healing, craniosacral therapy, and more. 800-407-3251, HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG

new name of Utah Sports and W ellness to better represent his additional training in sports medicine. “ The new name better reflects our services to the community,” says Dr. Cerami. “The past five years has been filled with postgraduate study and learning techniques to help people get well faster. We’ve added additional office space as the practice has grown and we are now ready for the next chapter.” WWW.UTAHSPORTSANDWELLNESS.COM, 801-486-1818

Local folklorist Carol Edison receives national award Carol Edison, folk arts program manager for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, was awarded

Theta Naught In late 2010, Theta Naught released two new albums, Omnium-Gatherum and Naught Christmas. Often described as improvisational, the music inspires the listener to participate in a musical stream of consciousness where a dialogue is created between the music and listener. But don’t expect one performance to be like the next. This talented group is beginning their ninth year of constant growth and reinvention together. In March, Theta Naught and My Education, an Austin-based instrumental group will release a new album titled Sound Mass at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX. A national tour and full release of Sound Mass with My Education is scheduled for June 2011. WWW.THETANAUGHT.ORG.

Utah Artist documentary showcase The Utah Division of Arts & Museums now has a database of documentary films about Utah artists produced by Utah filmmakers. Over 70 short clips are searchable by filmmaker, artist and genre. For more information or to view clips, visit the Division of Arts and Museums website. WWW.ARTSANDMUSEUMS.UTAH.GOV.

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February 2011

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omewhere between pulling up a stool in a friend’s wholesome cozy kitchen and dining out at a modern foodie restaurant lies Salt Lake City’s five month old Café Solstice. Comfort food? Sort of. New? Exotic? In a way. Healthy? Yes, but the plates are so artfully arranged with color and texture that you forget about that. Furnished with comfy couches, WiFi and an eclectic assortment of chairs and tables, Café Solstice works both as integrated element of the beautiful Dancing Cranes environment and as a haven all to itself . Nourishing is the word owner Erin Arrigo likes to describe the café’s food, presentation and ambiance. It defines the experience she’d like her customers to have. “My intention was to create a space where they would be feeling comfortable, nourished and that they are doing something good for themselves,” Erin says; “I am totally happy with people wanting to just stay here in the café and in this building for a while.” And so far, it’s all working well for Erin’s first foray into launching an eatery and coffee shop. Relying on her extensive coffee and deli background, Erin opened the café when the Dancing Cranes’ new owners, her friends Carlene and Jimmy, presented her with the chance to sublease the café space and create something of her own. “It was an incredible opportunity and I immediately said yes. Sometimes I walk in here and am just full of gratitude, honestly,” she says. Erin began by thinking about the location and how the café would need

to flow well with the store and fit Dancing Cranes’ clientele. She chose the name Café Solstice because the imagery of the sun and the seasons of the earth seemed to convey the feeling she sought. The tone -setting logo of coffee cups orbiting the sun was then designed by Erin’s husband Joe, a talented graphic artist and also all-around helper at the café. She spent six weeks driving around picking up secondhand tables and chairs—just gathering things that she liked—not knowing how it was all going to come together. “I wanted to create a space that was a little funky and fun, where not everything matched.” laughs Erin, “I wanted it to be comfortable and inviting on a small budget.” Café Solstice is a café in the Euro pean sense. Three chalkboards list a wide variety of coffee, premium loose leaf tea and other specialty drinks. It features Lavazza Tierra espresso, a 100% sustainable choice. Coffee is made by the cup, so it does not sit in pots or thermoses. I ordered a small decaf ($1.50) the afternoon I was there and was happy with its freshness. Muffins, in flavors such as blueberry lavender, cherry white chocolate and lemon matcha green tea, and other baked goods such as scones, cookies, butterscotch bars and biscotti, are made daily. Open only during Dancing Cranes’ hours, the café serves light lunch items, much like its European cousins. However, the menu is recognizably American: tacos, turkey sandwiches, PB&J. All items are made with health considerations and sustainable prac-

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tices in mind. The menu tilts towards dishes made with fresh vegetables. For instance, the popular Solstice Tacos ($7): “miso, sunflower seeds and cheddar cheese toasted on a corn tortilla, topped with shredded carrots, green bell peppers, tomatoes, leafy greens and cilantro zest dressing.” Erin explains that the menu highlights lots of fresh veggies and organic and local products whenever possible. Nevertheless, there are surprises to the small menu and coffee offerings. For instance, the crew at the café rotates the Drip of the Day through local roasters and experiments with different roasts. There is also a daily menu special centered around what is locally available and what inspires the staff; some of these are somewhat experimental, says Erin. Usually the specials are dishes such as “pasta salads, pilafs, curries and soups like Egyptian red lentil, roasted garlic potato, Solstice tomato and more,”she says. The day I was there, the daily special was a vegetable-laden black bean soup over rice ($5). Fans of Café Solstice seek out the daily offering on its Facebook page. Almost everything is made inhouse—such as the salsa, hummus, olive tapenade, chutney, pesto and dressings—and just about everything can be made by all members of the fun- and food-loving crew. They all pitch in to make the food and drinks, plus rotate between jobs. This has engendered a high level of camaraderie at Café Solstice. The feedback to Erin so far has been very good: “It ’s been going really well; I’ve loved talking to the people and community. It is a fun place every day. As we go, I don’t feel like I have to have the business perfect on any given day, that it will evolve on its own and it will be a process. People feel nourished after being here, and I think that as long as this intent remains as we expand and try new things, it will serve as a strong foundation.” u —Jane Laird

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CaffĂŠ Ibis 52 Federal Ave. Logan. 435-753-4777. CaffĂŠ Ibis, open 7 days a week, is a 30-year -old award winning “Green Businessâ€? in historic downtown Logan. We feature triple certified coffees (organic, fair trade, shadegrown), along with teas and fine chocolates at our espresso bar . The WiFi equipped gallery/deli serves organic ethnic cuisine for breakfast and lunch. WWW.CAFFEIBIS.COM. $, CC, V, TO. 4HURS.IGHT""1s3AT3UN"LOODY-ARY"AR tXXXSVUITEJOFSDPN &NJHSBUJPO$BOZPO NJMFTVQDBOZPO


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Coffee Garden 254 S. Main, inside Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E . 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a-12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. $, CC, V, P, TO, Wifi. Cucina Deli 1026 Second Ave. 322-3055. Located in the historic A venues, Cucina offers a full menu of freshly made sandwiches, gourmet salads, specialty entrÊes and desserts. Daily specials include parmesan chicken, lasagna, and poached salmon. Enjoy the European atmosphere inside or relax under the umbrellas on the patio. Mon-Fri 7a-9p; Sat 8a-9p; Sun 8a-5p. $$, CC, V , P, T O, C AT. El Inti P eruvian Cuisine 8475 S. State Street, Sandy. 801-566-3989. Nouveau Andino and Peruvian cuisine. Family-friendly restaurant & lounge, ceviche bar, vegetarian & vegan fare, live Latin music, beer & juice bar. T-Th 11a-9p, Fr-Sat 11a-10p, Sun 11-5p. $-$$, CC, V, W /B, TO. Kathmandu 3142 S. Highland Dr. 801-466-3504. The Kathmandu makes it easy to enjoy the delicacies of India and Nepal without actually having to visit these exotic places. Whether you are having a party or just a night out, Kathmandu is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a special meal with your friends and family. M-Sat 11:30a-2:30; 5p-10, Sun Noon 9 p. INFO@THEKATHMANDU.NET. $, CC, V, TO, CAT.

Mazza Offering a variety of traditional Middle Eastern Dishes, such as Falafel, Shawarma, Kebabs, dips and salads. The expansive menu also includes specialty platters prepared from scratch, using fresh, high quality ingredients. The beer and wine lists include a selection of Middle Eastern imports. Two locations: 1515 S. 1500 E., Mon-Sat, 11a-3p, 5p-10p. 801-521-4572 and 912 E . 900 S. Mon-Sat, 11a-9p. 801484-9259. $$, CC, V, W/B, P, TO, CAT Naked Fish 67 W. 100 S. 595-8888. Naked Fish Japanese Bistro is proud to be Utah’s first sustainable sushi restaurant. It is always our goal to provide both inspired and environmentally responsible meals. We are dedicated to incorporating sustainable seafood and high quality ingredients that emphasize peak freshness and natural flavors. M-Fri 11:30a-2:00p; M-Thur 5p-9:30; Fri-Sat 5p10:30; Sun 5-9p. WWW.NAKEDFISHBISTRO.COM. $$, CC, V, B, TO Nostalgia 248 E. 100 S. 532-3225. Salt Lake’s best-damn coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh pastries. A great destination for casual business meetings or a relaxed environment to hang out with friends. Local artists also find a home to sell their work in a hip environment. Outdoor seating available. Beer from local breweries—$1.50 Thurs, $2 Sat. F ree wireless Internet available. WWW.NOSTALGIACOFFEE.COM. $, CC, V, B, TO, P, CAT, Wifi. Pago 878 S. 900 E. 532-0777. Featuring seasonal cuisine from local producers & 20 artisan wines by the glass, complimented by an intimate eco -chic setting. Best Lunch -SL Mag, Best Brunch- City Weekly, Best Wine List- City Weekly & SL Mag, Best New American- Best of State. P atio is now open! Tue-Sun 11a-3p $-$$, 5p-close $$-$$$, CC, /B/L, V, P, TO, CAT, RR Red Iguana 736 W. North Temple. 801-322-1489. & 866 W. South Temple. 801-214-6050. Red Iguana has been serving Salt

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Please pass the peppermints Temperance and its pitfalls BY TERESA JORDAN

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Catalyst’s publisher enjoyed Salt Lake City Art Center’s Chihuly glass exhibit during the Olympics so much it graced our cover that month. “Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation.” —Benjamin Franklin “Everything in moderation, including moderation.” —Julia Child


had the pleasure recently of reading a work-in-progress from a talented young memoirist, Melenie Freedom Flynn, in which she recounted a scene from a childhood road trip across the Oregon desert. She was seven or eight years old, tired and bored, and as she lay in the back seat gazing up at the car ceiling, she sucked on one peppermint Life Saver after another until she had run through an entire pack and the top of her mouth was

to the roof of my mouth, my tongue circling between the hole in the center and the Braille on its surface that spells out its name. The burn of sugar, the cold splash of peppermint, the way the sinuses expand and the throat grows thick and numb: one more, just one more. The single most magnificent food I ever ate, however, stands as a monument to a moment of rare restraint. It was in February 2002, during the Winter Olympics, and my husband and I had the chance to go to a dinner put on by the James Beard Foundation at Abravanel Hall, home of the Salt Lake City Symphony. A quiet bevy of tuxedo-clad waiters served appetizers in the foyer as we circulated around a collection of famous Steinways including

I love food. I love its textures and flavors and colors and smells. I love the way it imbeds itself in memory. burned raw. The scene has stayed with me, familiar in the way it captured that sort of private, absent-minded eating that is paradoxically attentive, more involved with sensation than appetite. I, too, have heard that inner voice: “One more, just one more…” until the last morsel is gone and I am heavy with remorse and also strangely relieved to be released from a spell. I love food. I love its textures and flavors and colors and smells. I love the way it imbeds itself in memory. At the mere mention of peppermint Life Savers, I have one pressed

Vladimir Horowitz’s gleaming ebony piano that had followed him around the world, even shipped in a bulletproof case to Moscow; “Rhapsody in Blue,” a piano the color of lapis lazuli that commemorated George Gershwin’s 100th birthday; and Steinway’s newest commission, a chartreuse piano with a flaming glass top created by artist Dale Chihuly whose “Olympic Tower”—a four-story-high tornado of red glass tendrils—soared above us. But this swirl of music and color and light receded into the background when I dipped a tiny spoon into a porcelain demitasse

At the mere mention of peppermint lifesavers, I have one pressed to the roof of my mouth, my tongue circling between the hole in the center and the Braille on its surface that spells out its name. The burn of sugar, the cold splash of peppermint, the way the sinuses expand and the throat grows thick and numb: one more, just one more. cup to taste what the waiter introduced as a foie gras cappuccino, a mousse of pâté de foie gras topped with a cloud of truffle-infused mashed potatoes and a crust of rock salt. “Dig deep,” he told me. “You need to experience all three tastes at once.” Oh…my…God. The buttery sensation of pâté and the comforting warmth of potato; the musky, nutty infusion of truffle rising like smoke from the back of the throat, more inhaled than tasted; the sweet, granular shock of salt. I know this sounds like an exaggeration—and I can only say that nothing like this has happened to me before or since—but everything else came to a standstill. I don’t know how long I took to eat that perfect little portion, no more than an ounce, one tiny, deep spoonful at a time. I woke as if from a trance to find the waiter standing in front of me with a bemused look on his face and a newly filled tray, asking if I wanted another. I’ll never know what wisdom graced me to decline. A second serving would have ruined everything.

I don’t often say no to more of a good thing. As I summon my favorite food memories, most of them revolve around excess and I’m surprised to notice that it’s not actually the food I remember so much as the occasion. My favorite of all Thanksgivings took place during my final year of college when many of my friends and I stayed on campus to finish our senior theses. The day dawned sunny and warm and we played touch football in the quad before we gathered to cook turkey and ham and the pheasants that some of our group had bagged earlier that fall. We tripped over each other in the kitchen, lubricating our culinary efforts with margaritas and red wine, stepping outside from time to time to have a smoke and throw a Frisbee to the dogs. Finally everything was ready but I don’t remember the meal as well as I remember how we all ended up on the floor under the table after we had finished it, groaning and laughing and telling stories and dozing off until somehow, quite late in the afternoon, we rallied and headed

Inner Light Center outside to let the dogs pull us, Iditarod-style, on skateboards around the neighborhood. Except for the smokes and the dogs and the Frisbees and the skateboards, it was an experience not entirely different from that Olympic dinner in 2002. For after my extraordinary temperance during the appetizer course, I gave in with abandon to what followed. We moved upstairs to a banquet room set with white tablecloths and crystal, and embarked on a voyage through several more courses that included scallops and filet mignon and frizzled leeks and uncountable glasses of very good wine. This all took place nearly a decade ago, and many of the details are hazy. I don’t remember the names of anyone who shared our table, or even what we talked about. How can I forget such things about people with whom I had such a good time? I’ll blame it on the wine pairings, and perhaps especially on the final snifters of brandy that we took with us into the Salt Lake City Art Center next door for an afterhours tour of the Chihuly glass exhibit. The lights were turned down low and each piece of backlit glass seemed enchanted. We felt like kids who had broken into a toy store on Christmas Eve. We giggled in whispers as we passed through a forest of glass vases, an underwater garden of glass anemones, and a corridor of neon-bright drawings on plexiglass to arrive in a room called the Persian Pergola where we looked up through a glass ceiling that supported hundreds, maybe even thousands, of colorful glass orbs. Somehow we understood that we would enjoy this more if we were lying down—did the director suggest this?—and so we found ourselves tucked in close to each other on the floor, holding hands and laughing effervescently as we gazed into what heaven must look like if God turns out to be a glassblower. There is a place for temperance, I know. I had felt its grace only hours before. But just then, on the floor of the Persian Pergola—and now, in the glow of memory—I’m glad that temperance is something I don’t often overdo. Read “Conversation Between Franklin and the Gout,” 1780. u Teresa Jordan is an author of four books and a visual artist. She lives in Salt Lak e City. WWW.TERESAJORDAN.COM. You can follow her contemplations at WWW.YEAROFLIVINGVIRTUOUSLY.COM.

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Performance Women Defining Dance Suite: Women Defining Space at Sugar Space will highlight three local, emerging

women choreographers: Joan Mann, Emily Haygeman and Elise Woodruff. The performance will address the misconception that men make dances and women perform them. Suite: Women Defining Space; Feb 10-12, 8p; Sugar Space Studio for the Arts, 616 E . Wilmington Ave; $10; (888) 300-7898, WWW.THESUGARSPACE.COM

The Search for RDT’s Iron Choreographer This month, Repertory Dance Theatre will host its sixth edition of Charette: The Search for RDT’s Iron Choreographer. This friendly competition and one-night-only fundraising party is enhanced with delectable refreshments, raucous bribing with RDT funny money, witty improvisational choreography, and mingling with RDT alumni celebrity judges. Charette: The Search for RDT’s Iron Choreographer; Feb 12, 7:30p; Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W Broadway; $30; (801) 355-2787; RDTUTAH.ORG.

Moab WabiSabi Fashion Show The town in winter is lovely. The snow dusts the buttes and hoodoos like spicy alien baked goods. It’s quieter in the winter there. But the locals get restless. And so they throw insanely elaborate fashion shows in the empty rodeo arena. And go crazy. The little town of Moab, it turns out, is truly wild. This was proved beyond a doubt at last year’s WabiSabi Fashion Show. And this year the theme is “Intergalactic,” so they are taking on the galaxy and beyond. This February 26th, Moab is the place to be. The designers create original costumes from cast-off clothing (as well as old CDs, stuffed animals, and venetian blinds). Then their models go wild. Last year, there were gladiators, cowboys and pirates. There were sword fights. There was singing. There was romance. And the outfits were amazing. One designer used lacquered newspaper to create suits, dresses, and a tiered bustle -like contraption made of newspaper pillows that looked a bit like a Victorian lizard tail.

Another designer adorned a sassy singermodel in a bustier appliquéd with flowering cactus and a matching flouncy, ruched (coveted, wonderful, wonderful) orange skirt with multi-tiered lace petticoats. There were giant insect aliens with horned antennae, multiple arms, and exoskeleton shells covered in diamondshaped scales (cut from vinyl blinds). The three monsters menaced the hooting, whooping audience until the creatures came across a poor, unsuspecting city (little foam skyscrapers sitting innocently in the middle of the runway) that they proceeded to gleefully terrorize and trample. Nothing makes the good people of Moab go into a cheering , screaming frenzy like a good, old-fashioned B-Moviesque city stomping. This year, it’s all aliens and spacefolk out there shakin’ it on the runways. This year there will be aerial dancing. This year it’s happening all over again with all new costumes, all new performances, but the same wild time.

If you dig too deeply into the event, you’ll find it’s just a racket, a sexy front covering a lot of good community works. The WabiSabi thrift stores provide not only space for the recycling and reusing of clothes, furniture, and building materials, but the organization also gives to local nonprofits and awards grants to individuals and organizations who come up with innovative projects to improve the community. With the help of the fashion show, WabiSabi raises tens of thousands of dollars annually to support area causes. Don ’t be discouraged, though. As you sit there sipping your beer, rocking out with the prancing spacepeople onstage, watching the aerial dancers, and bidding on the amazing costumes, you will totally forget that you are doing something good. —Amie Tullius WabiSabi Fashion Show, Old Spanish Trail Arena, Moab, UT. Saturday, Feb. 26, 8p. $15. WWW.WABISABIMOAB.ORG

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Wake up! Jonas Elrod was not a particularly spiritual guy when he wok e up one day six years with the sudden ability to see and hear ghosts, auras and energy patterns shaped lik e angels and demons. MRI brain scans and psychiatric exams confirmed that he remained physically and psychologically normal, but yet the visions persisted. Jonas struggled with this newfound gift, searching for meaning and an understanding of what was happening to him—the true story of this search has been documented in the movie Wake Up. Wake Up is being brought to Salt Lake City, co-sponsored by CATALYST and by Evolver Salt Lake. Come see the movie at Brewvies and stay for a live q&a session with Jonas Elrod. Friends who live outside the valley can tune in to Utah F ree Media at UTAHFM.ORG for a live broadcast of the session. —Alice Bain Wake Up; Feb. 9, 7p; Brewvies, 677 S 200 W; WWW.WAKEUPTHEFILM.COM

Arthur and his Knights of the R ound Table embark on their bumbling quest. Spamalot; Feb 11, 8p; Feb 12, 2p & 8p; Feb 13, 1p & 6:30p; $25-$57.50; Kingsbury Hall, U of U campus, 1395 Presidents Circle, (801) 581-7100, WWW.KINGSBURYHALL.ORG

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Danzón Monty Python’s Spamalot The funniest show on earth returns to taunt Salt Lake City for a second time! Monty Python’s Spamalot, the musical comedy sensation, lovingly rips off the classic film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, spreading laughter and cheer throughout the kingdom as King

The ingenious, two-time Grammy Awardwinning Turtle Island String Quartet is teaming up with Luna Negra Dance Theater to reinvigorate danzón, a traditional Cuban dance fusing English contradance with African rhythms and dance styles. Luna Negra Dance Theater with the Turtle Island Quartet; Feb. 12, 7:30-9:30p; Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City; $18-$65; (435) 655-3114, ECCLESCENTER.ORG

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Drawing on over 20 years of research experience, Muhs will explain why America’s energy innovation engine is largely stalled and how to get it running again in a lecture at the downtown library.

the power of markets can solve the climate crisis and create great new wealth. Krupp will profile a range of bold inventions with potential to transform the energy sector in a lecture at Kingsbury Hall as part of the University Museum of Natural History ’s “Nature of Things” lecture series. From yeasts that ferment sugar into hydrocarbon fuel to thin-film solar cells that use nanotechnology to harvest the full light spectrum, the future of energy could look drastically different.

Transforming America’s Energy Future; Feb. 16, 7p; City Library, 210 E 4th South; free; WWW.SLCFILMCENTER.ORG.

The Work with Byron Katie You may have seen Katie on the Internet or read her books, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing her doing The Work with individuals in the room. Friday evening will introduce The Work, followed by Byron Katie doing The Work with volunteers from the audience. Centered around four simple questions and a “turnaround,”The Work is designed to dramatically shift our perceptions of the world around us and our interactions with it. Saturday ’s sessions will provide an immersion in the experience through Byron Katie doing The Work with volunteers in attendance on a variety of topics and stressors in their daily lives.

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Terrorism financing lecture; Feb. 7, 7-8p; Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College, 1840 S 13th East; free, WWW.UTAHDIPLOMACY.ORG

Transforming America’s energy future For decades, America’s energy research and development establishment has favored incremental progress over transformational change. But incremental change will not free us from our energy dilemma, argues Jeff Muhs, director of Utah State University’s Energy Dynamics Laboratory.

Did you know some snails are poisonous and can capture fish with their own specialized harpoon? Baldomero M. Olivera, a professor of biology at the U, will deliver a lec-

The Nature of Sustainable Art at Red Butte Garden This month at Red Butte Garden, go for the art. Reclaimed timber, found paper and cast-off glass appear in wonderful new incarnations. Currator/artist Jodi McRaney

Politics Money is a necessary ingredient for terrorist organizations, and there is no doubt that terrorist networks have access to hidden financial sources and can move both money and value to finance a terrorist plot. Former federal intelligence officer John Cassara will lay out the realities of the money behind terrorism in his lecture “Terrorist Financing: The War Behind the War on Terror” at Westminster College. Now retired, Cassara has decades of experience in government intelligence and law enforcement. He is considered an expert in anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, particularly in the Middle East.

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Emma Lou Thayne; Feb. 10, 7:30p; Olpin Union Building, University of Utah, 200 S. Central Campus Drive; free; (801) 585-9244, WWW.BABCOCKREADERS.COM

Byron Katie in SLC; Feb. 25 7-10p, Feb. 26 10a-5p. Radisson Hotel, 215 W South Temple; $150, $50 Friday eve. only; WWW.BYRONKATIEINSALTLAKECITY.COM.

The war behind the war

The Nature of Things: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming; March 2, 7p; Kingsbury Hall, U of U campus, 1395 P residents Circle; $5$10; (801) 581-7100, WWW.KINGSBURYHALL.ORG

Emma Lou Thayne, a venerated, vibrant, inspiring and playful Mormon poet, will have you laughing as your heart swells in pathos during her reading as part of the Babcock Performing Readers series.

Rusho of Glass With a Past invited six Utah artists who specialize in recycled artwork and ecologically-minded practices to exhibit their best new work for the second year of “The Nature of Sustainable Art.” This includes McRaney Rusho’s own large-scale sculptural work made of recycled glass; books, 1950s instruction manuals and found images turned into new visual art by Phoenix Ostermann of Reclaimed Sentiment; and found objects that Colleen Bryan of Turtle Wings transforms into winged figures. Bryan writes, “There’s great beauty in things that have had their form faded and shaped by both human beings and nature’s elements.” This idea works well in a garden, a space also shaped by humans and nature. As the Garden’s Bryn Ramjoué says of the show, “Art for Red Butte fits our mission of connecting people to the beauty of living landscapes. This exhibit takes the creative gift of artists to show us a new perspective on nature through the second life of used materials. It’s an interpretation of a cycle and gardens are all about the life cycle.” —Amie Tullius Nature of Sustainable Art; through Feb. 27 in the Garden Gift Shop, 9a-5p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way; 801-585-0556. WWW.REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG.

The genius of Glenn Gould Glenn Gould was undoubtedly one of the most talented pianists of the 20th Century. He was also its most eccentric and unorthodox. The film “Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould” humanizes the pianist’s legend by weaving together an unprecedented array of unseen footage, private home recordings and diaries, as well as compelling interviews with Gould’s most intimate friends and lovers. It is shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould; Feb. 15, 7p; City Library, 210 E 4th South; free; WWW.SLCFILMCENTER.ORG.

Painting the mystical Local artist John Beck ’s neo-cubist artwork is currently on display at Nobrow Café. The title of the show is “Cross Cultural Paintings of Mysticism,” and his paintings evoke mystical imagery, symbolism and mystery. Cross Cultural Paintings of Mysticism; through Feb. 19; Nobrow Café, 315 E 3rd South; free, but maybe you should buy a latté or a cuppa coffee; WWW.NOBROWCOFFEE.COM

Science The nature of energy and global warming Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, is optimistic that clean energy innovations paired with

ture detailing how researchers derive new compounds and new drugs from venomous marine snails on as part of the F rontiers of Nature lecture series. Frontiers of Science: “New Drugs From the Venoms of Marine Snails”; Feb. 23, 7:30-8:30p; Aline Skaggs Biology building, U of U campus, 259 S 14th East; free, although tickets are required; TINYURL.COM/63SOOZ9, (801) 581-6958.

Water Water giveth and water taketh away Throughout history, the control of water wealth has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society ’s vital habitats, and the quality of ordinary daily lives. Journalist Steven Solomon will offer the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity from antiquity’s earliest civilizations to today ’s modern society in a lecture on March 8. Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization; March 8, 7p; Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College, 1840 S 13th East; free; WWW.UTAHDIPLOMACY.ORG.


For Valentines Day, enjoy Superconsious Relationships Meet the author Random acts of art In a collision of goodness and beauty, Utah will see a smattering of “R andom Acts of Art ” throughout the state this year. There will be African drumming and a discussion on bullying in West Valley for young people, the artistic transformation of water towers in South Ogden, and a graffiti fiber arts project in Salt Lak e during this summer ’s Utah Arts Festival. In all, there are eight projects currently slated to tak e place from Cache Valley to Logan, all using different media to address social issues ranging from homelessness and hunger to environmental sustainability. And while encountering the various projects will hopefully surprise unsuspecting citizens, the random acts are not actually random. They are the brainchildren of specially trained arts administrators and artists, Change Leaders, a statewide network of arts upstarts. The program is sponsored by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Each project is designed to respond to a specific community need using artistic expressions including storytelling , music, sculpture and knitting. Many of the projects will start to unfold as the weather warms up. In the meantime, to get a preview visit: ARTSANDMUSEUMS.UTAH.GOV/NEWS.

Flow Water is the very essence of life. It sustains every living being on this planet and without it, there would be nothing. Literally. In her film FLOW: For Love of Water, director Irena Salina sounds an alarm: water, a lifegiving resource, is imperiled around the planet. Her film highlights the local intimacies of a global crisis. Flow; Feb. 8, 7-9p; City Library, 210 E 4th South; free; WWW.SLCFILMCENTER.ORG.


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It’s here! Again! The Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention features world-renowned tattoo artists and vendors gathered in Salt Lake to celebrate tattooing, art and good times. Salt Lake City International Tattoo Convention; Feb. 18, 2-10p; Feb. 19, 12-10p; Feb. 20, 12-7p ; Salt Palace, 2nd West, South Temple; $20, children 12 and under get in free; (801) 230-0180, WWW.SLCTATTOO.COM

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BellyDancing by Thia invites you and your family to escape the blahs of winter and join in its 9th Annual Belly Dance Spring Fest. It’ll be a colorful, mini-vacation to the mystical, beautiful world of Middle Eastern dance, food and shopping. 2011 Belly Dance Spring Fest; March 6, 10a-10p; Promontory Building at the Utah State Fairgrounds, 155 North 10th West; $7; (801) 466-4337, WWW.BELLYDANCINGBYTHIA.COM

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Night of Lord Shiva Shiva Ratri will be celebrated in the Krishna temple at Spanish Fork on Feb. 27 with classical Indian dance, drama, a sacred bathing ceremony of Lord Shiva, the chanting of Lord Shiva’s 108 names, music, feasting and more. Night of Lord Shiva; Feb. 27, 5p; Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 311 W 85th South, Spanish Fork; free; (801) 798-3559, WWW.UTAHKRISHNAS.COM

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Climb for your life Adrenafilm Every year, the Banff Film Festival brings the best outdoor films to Salt Lak e. It’s an adrenaline-fueled thrill ride of the kinds of films that other film festival just doesn’t deliver. We’re talking adventurous skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking and more! Banff Film Festival; Feb. 22-24, 7p; Kingsbury Hall, U of U campus, 1395 Presidents Circle; $5-$10; (801) 585-1556, WWW.KINGSBURYHALL.ORG

Wanna get your heart rate up? Here’s an idea: get off the stair-master and try running up 598 stairs in the Wells Fargo Center. Sound like fun? Then the Fight for Air Climb is for you. This unique event sends individuals and teams racing, running or walking up all those stairs. Whether your goal is simply to reach to top, or to have the fastest climb time or to set the new record for multiple climbs, you will walk (or crawl) away with a newfound respect for your lungs. Fight for Air Climb; Feb 26, 8a; Wells Fargo Center, 299 S Main; $30; (801) 961-4000, TINYURL.COM/YBSVVS4



From kiva to the stage Creating Mesa Verde

BY Matthew Ivan Bennett


atthew Ivan Bennett’s play Mesa Verde is for sisters, mothers, daughters and anyone who has ever faced family dynamics and walked away wiser. It follows sisters Tamara and Tabitha, who come together when one of them falls sick, allowing them to finally air their feelings about their mother, the way she died, the way she lived and the way taught them to live. Mesa Verde reveals the joy in understanding our broken relationships and releasing the past. I start work on a play with a simple image. Even if the image isn’t literally on stage, I like having an unframed “oil painting” in my head that shows what the play is—viscerally, mythologically and emotionally. When I

shuffled in for SLAM 2006 (Plan-B’s 24-hour theatre festival), I was shown a black-and-white slide projection of an ancient, wooden ladder reaching through darkness to a square of light. That image was the seed of the now full-length play Mesa Verde. I loved Mesa Verde State Park as a boy. What kid wouldn’t want to live on a cliff side? I remember dashing ahead of my family to clamber down into a kiva and standing in dim, hairraising silence. I knew I was in some kind of church. I knew that the clergy had called on different gods than my clergy; gods under the earth. But most mysterious was the question of why the ancients left Mesa Verde... Why would they ever leave that gorgeous red fortress? I still wonder.

So the ladder image, my memories and my questions all coalesced and drew me into months of literary darkness. With the first incarnation of the script at SLAM, the kiva became a womb and the story a “female” one. My partner at the time had been through ovarian cancer, and more recently a cyst scare, and I found my own fears about it slopping on the page. When she was first diagnosed, she didn’t want to talk about it much and I feigned optimism and pushed down the worry. With Mesa Verde, my feelings broke free. Also out of the sacred womb sprang a goddess character, there to drag me and my characters—the two sisters Tamara and Tabitha— through the fear. At first she was the voice of that old optimism, but slowly she became honest, coming to embody that disturbed silence of the kiva,the silence that says: “You cannot pretend here. Here you will meet monsters. And they will all be you.” The goddess character simply had to step out of the kiva shadows, and had to develop into the alternately gentle and chilling

Matthew Ivan Bennett

force she is, because otherwise I would’ve been betraying my memory of that kiva. I was both intrigued and repulsed by it. With a little distance from the project now, I see that the sisters are facing the under-dark of family in that kiva. I knew that as the play evolved, but the process was so emotional that my bird’s eye on the piece was emotional. During the writing it was easier to feel the trajectory of it all than to say in words “Here’s where it’s going.” As a result, the play combines the alluringly eerie energy of Amerindian ruins with the unsettling question “How much are you like your mother, really?” The play juxtaposes two levels of meaning for Mesa Verde. One Mesa Verde is a green table, a lush fantasy fortress. The other is an

Plan-B Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Mesa Verde February 24-March 6, 2011 in the Studio Theatre at the Rose W agner Thursday-Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $20 at or 801.355.ARTS

abandoned desert town. One vision looks back kindly; one vision sees loss and starvation. The kiva image inspired me in a way I couldn’t have foreseen, and led me to serious ruminations about family, personality, and the symbology of place. I’m grateful to have encountered it. u Matthew Ivan Bennet is Plan-B Theatre Company's resident playright. CATALYST is a sponsor of Plan-B’s 2010-2011 season.

Matthew Ivan Bennett’s most personal play focuses on the relationship between two estranged sisters (played by April Fossen and Christy Summerhays) and their late mother (played by Teresa Sanderson, who also portrays several other characters) in this complex quest for hope and healing, a play about facing family. Directed by Cheryl Ann Cluff. Bennett is Plan-B Theatre Company’s resident playwright, where his plays Di Esperienza, Block 8, Radio Hour: Frankenstein and Radio Hour: Alice premiered.


January 2011


Conscious breathing is a simple, safe practice to calm the nervous system BY CHARLOTTE BELL Phillip Bimstein

POSE OF THE MONTH Breathing lesson Pranayama is traditionally practiced either supine or sitting. Because it’s easier to stay alert when sitting, I suggest starting with a sitting practice. You may sit on a meditation cushion or bench, or a stack of blankets. Sitting on the front edge of a chair with your feet firmly planted on the floor is another good way to maintain the neutral, vertical spine that supports free breathing. (For more information on healthy spinal position, see the September 2010 CATALYST for a description of sukkhasana,

the inhalation all the way down to the pelvic floor, allowing the abdomen and the ribcage to expand sequentially. Relax your shoulders, neck and face as you inhale. Then exhale long and slow. Never force the inhalation or exhalation when practicing pranayama. Breathe deeply, without strain, observing your breath. Is it bumpy or smooth? Do you feel constriction anywhere in the body? Try relaxing your structure where it feels tight. Do you want to take a normal breath? Please listen to your body’s cues, and take natural breaths whenever it feels right. If after five breaths

The breath and mind are inextricably link ed. When the breathing quiets, the mindstuff slows down. When the mindstuff slows, the breath rate follows.


ebruary was awarded month-hood relatively late in the game. Along with January, it was the last to be added to the Roman calendar in 713 B.C. The two new months served to define the no man’s-land of winter that Romans had traditionally considered a monthless period. February originally took its place as the last month of the year, where it remained for almost 300 years. As such, it seemed a perfect time to purge the old to mak e way for the gifts of the coming year. Named after the god Februum, its name literally means “purification.”

Vital life force We in the Western world often associate purification with physiological cleansing. We think of fasting to cleanse our tissues, practicing neti nasal wash to clear our sinuses, colonics to purge waste from our gut and sweating to take advantage of our skin’s great eliminatory power. Traditional yogis utilized these methods as well, but also recognized the power of cleansing the body’s subtle energy systems. For this, they employed pranayama, the breathing exercises that expand the breath as carrier of our prana, or vital life force. Pranayama cleanses the nadis, some 72,000 energy pathways that make up the “energy body,” distributing prana to the far reaches of our body/mind. The main energy

channels are the shushumna, the central channel that follows the path of the spine and continues to the top of the skull; the ida, or “moon” channel that originates left of the shushumna and spirals upward around it; and the pingala, the “sun” channel that originates on the right and spirals up. Pranayama is one of yoga’s unsung heroes. It was traditionally considered to be an equal partner with asana (the physical postures) in the practice of hatha yoga. The hatha yoga pradipika, the traditional text on hatha yoga, devotes most of its instructions to pranayama practice. The postures prepare the body for pranayama by strengthening and freeing the structure so that prana can move effortlessly and abundantly through us. Pranayama is the gateway to the meditative practices considered the heart of yoga. The breath and mind are inextricably linked. When the breathing quiets, the mindstuff slows down. When the mindstuff slows, the breath rate follows. It is best to explore the many types of pranayama with an experienced teacher. While pranayama is a powerful ally, practiced improperly it can wreak havoc on the body/mind. That said, here is a simple, safe practice that can help calm the nervous system and cleanse and balance your nadis.

the traditional cross-legged position.) No matter how flexible you are, it is important that you sit with your pelvis higher than your ankles so that your pelvis tips forward and your lumbar spine curves inward. If you find your pelvis tilting back, elevate your hips by adding extra blank et height. Make sure you do not need to tighten your core muscles in order to sit upright. Settle onto your seat. Tune into the contact points in your base—the sit bones and pelvic floor. Relax your body into your base. Rest your hands, palms up or down, on your thighs. Let your upper arm bones hang straight down from your shoulders rather than angling forward. Tilt your head slightly forward. Relax your belly. Now breathe naturally, feeling how your body receives the breath. Pranayama techniques should be practiced in an abdominal breathing pattern. In other words, on the inhalation, your abdomen should expand outward. This allows the respiratory diaphragm to release fully downward, creating space for the lungs to expand. On the exhalation, the abdomen should relax back. Abdominal breathing supports your parasympathetic nervous system, increases CO2 and lymphatic flow, decreases heart and breathing rates and muscle tension, and increases O2 flow to tissues. Chest breathing, a pattern where the abdomen contracts on inhalation and expands on exhalation, yields the opposite of these healthy effects, and can cause physiological stress if pranayama techniques are layered onto this already unhealthy pattern. Donna Farhi’s The Breathing Book is a valuable resource for learning healthy breathing habits that underlie pranayama practice. After about five minutes of natural breathing, begin to breathe deeply, pulling

your breath feels uncomfortable, bumpy or strained, do not continue. If you are feeling relaxed, you may experiment with breathing in a ratio of one to one and a half, inhale to exhale. In other words, take a four-second inhalation, followed by a six-second exhalation. Continue this for five to 10 breaths. Lengthening the exhalation helps empty the nadis of stagnant energy, making way for fresh prana. After you finish, sit and note how you feel. Are you agitated or calm? Tired or energetic? You may then try a technique called nadi shodhana, alternate nostril breathing. Nadhi shodhana balances the ida and pingala nadis, which govern the left and right brain, as well as the passive and active energies. With your left hand in your lap, curl the right index and middle fingers into your right palm. Before your next exhalation, gently close your right nostril with your thumb and exhale through the left. Then inhale through the left nostril. Before you exhale, remove your thumb and gently close the left nostril with your ring and pinkie fingers. Exhale and inhale in this position. Continue alternating for six to 12 breaths, ending by inhaling through the right nostril. Sit for a few minutes being present with your breath and your mind. Our breath is the carrier of life. All living things breathe. Even the simplest of beings—single-celled animals—inhale and exhale. The breath is the only physiological function that continues all day long without our needing to direct it; yet we can easily guide it in order to change our psycho-physiology. Receive each inhale as a gift; offer each exhale back to the world. u 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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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 10/11 801-268-4789, 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

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Interior design in two hours 12/11 Help with selection of paint colors and other finishes, furniture placement or remix of existing pieces and accessories. A two -hour consult is just $125. Full interior design services also available. Over 30 years experience with small and large commercial and residential projects. Rosine Oliver, IIDA. RHOdesigns, llc. 801-971-2136, RHODESIGNSLLC@GMAIL.COM.

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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

Lilli DeCair 801-577-6119, WWW.GOTGYPSY.COM. Stressed, sad, overwhelmed? Lilli has great news for you! Inspirational mystic, European professional psychic, tarot, channeling, sensing, Reiki school master/teacher,health educator, shamanic medicine wheels, mind body bridging stress/anger mgmt, minister, weddings, fundraisers, entertainment, speaker, spiritual mentoring. Evolutionary Spirit Shamanic Energy Healing Dee Ann Nichols, Salt Lake City, UT 801-638-0940. A graduate of the Healing the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society , certified in Advanced Client Skills and Mastery of Medicine Teachings, Dee Ann provides healing sessions, teachings and ceremonies in the Peruvian tradition of the ancient Inka. WWW.EVOLUTIONARYSPIRIT.INFO 11/11 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.


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Alexander Technique, Cathy Pollock M.AmSAT 7/11 801-230-7661. 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 9/11 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 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 in cluding chronic fatigue, HIV infection, aller gies, digestive disturbances and fibro myalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wel lness. 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 6/11 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.COM0/10 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

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WORKSHOPS Sun Feb 13, Psychic Fair at A Gift of Touch, 1-4pm, 2766 E. 3300 S., $25 for 20 mins. Call 801-706-0213 for appointments. Walk-ins may be available. This event is held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Tues Feb 15, Psychic Fair at The Golden Braid, 6-9 p.m. 151 S. 500 E., SLC, $25 for 20 mins. Call 322-1162 for appointments. Walk ins-may be available. This event is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Sun Feb 20, NEW LOCATION! Dancing Cranes Imports, 673 Simpson Ave., all day. In-house Psychics from Dancing Cranes Imports will also be at this event. Call 801-486-1129 for an appointment. Sun March 13, Psychic Fair at A Gift of Touch, 1-4pm, 2766 E. 3300 S., $25 for 20 mins. Call 801-7060213 for appointments. Walk-ins may be available. This event is held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Tues March 15, Psychic Fair at The Golden Braid, 6-9 p.m. 151 S. 500 E., SLC, $25 for 20 mins. Call 322-1162 for appointments. Walk-ins may be available. This

event is held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Shaman Kucho returns to Utah this spring May 24th - June 7th, Kucho's schedule of public ceremonies and talks is being put together now . Contact Nick Stark to schedule private sessions and for more details. Private healings, tarot, energy work, moon ceremonies, space clearings call Nick Stark 801-721-2779 Krysta Brinkley and Pamela Michaels join forces for special presentation in March 2011! See for details. Krysta Brinkley—Horary Astrology Weekend, April 2011, learn accurate traditional techniques for prediction. Go to website for details Krysta Brinkley—Essence of Numbers. May 2011 Introduction to sacred geometry, sacred universe and sacred YOU. This is going to amaze one and all. See website for details,


February 2011


PSCHOTHEAPY 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, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR . Center for Transpersonal Therapy 8/11 801-596-0147. 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., Lic. 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 9/11 Clarity Coaching 801-487-7621. WWW.KATHRYNDIXON.COM 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 10/11 801-971-5039. 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. Inte grate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives. Namaste Consulting, LLC Candice Christiansen, LPC 4/11 480-274-5454. Do you feel safe and accepted for the choices in your life, in your profession, and in your relationships? For over 10 years, Candice has provided insight-oriented counsel-

ing to individuals and couples experiencing one or more of the following: relationship conflicts, eating disorders, life in a sexually- open profession, substance abuse, sexual addiction, and trauma. Visit WWW.NAMASTEADVICE.COM to begin your journey to self discovery.

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 10/11 801-599-1411 (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. Jan Magdalen, LCSW 2/12 801-582-2705, 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 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 (Bud dhist 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 12/11 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 psychothera-

py, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. S TEVE@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 Cel tic, 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 7/11 801-364-2779. 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

& interpersonal issues. Speci alizing 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 9/11 801-486-6960. 1464 E 3300 S. Recycle your style! Clean, great quality, current, retro & vintage—clothing, jewelry, costumes & collectibles. We’ll help you put something together or browse on your own. Have fun, save money & shop green. M-F 11-6, Sat 11-5. Elemente 10/11 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 12-6, Sat. 12-5, Gallery Stroll every 3rd Friday 3-9. We feature second-hand furniture, art and accessories to evoke passion and embellish any room or mood with comfort and style. You're invited to browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988. Now & Again 11/10 501 E 300 S, 801-364-0664. Downtown Salt Lake City’s hippest consignment shop featuring an array of retro, vintage & modern furniture, home and garden decor, artwork, gifts, jewelry, accessories and more. Now & Again is always accepting fabulous consignment items, and wonderful new things are arriving daily. Pib’s Exchange 3/11 1147 E. Ashton Ave. Your Sugar House consignment and costume hub with Salt Lak e’s eco-community at heart! Express yourself and recycle your style for green or credit. Come explore our great selection of costumes and nearly-new brand names, and help out the planet while you’re at it!

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 anonymous (like AA) support group? Meeting schedules & contact information for: Adult children of alcoholics, codependents, debtors, eating disorders, nicotine, recovering couples, sexaholics, sex addicts, love addicts and workaholics. The Infinite Within 9/11 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM

Elizabeth Williams, RN, MSN 10/11 801-486-4036. 1399 S. 7th E. #12. Lic. psychiatric nurse specialist offering a safe environment to heal inner wounds & process personal

SPIRITUAL PRACTICE meditation/study groups, churches/ministry, spiritual instruction, workshops, retreats Eckankar in Utah 12/11 801-542-8070. 8105 S 700 E , Sandy. Eckankar is ancient wisdom for today. Explore past lives, dreams, and soul travel to see how to lead a happy, balanced and productive life, and put


daily concerns into loving perspective. Worship Service and classes on Sundays at 10:30am. WWW.ECKANKAR-UTAH.ORG

Goddess Circle 6/11

801-467-4977. Join us 2nd Monday of every month for Wiccan ritual. Free, open, women & men, beginners, experienced & curious all welcome. 7:30p, South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (SVUUS), 6876 S Highland Dr, SLC. WWW.OOLS.ORG

Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/11

801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. An interspiritual sanctuary that goes beyond religion into mystical realms. Access inner wisdom, deepen divine connection, en joy an accepting, friendly community. Events & classes. Sunday celebration & children ’s church 10am. INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET John of God Journeys 3/11 Visit John of God, world-renowned spiritual healer, with experienced Portuguese-speaking American guide. Healing cancer, illnesses of every type. $1695 includes two weeks lodging , meals, local transport. Airfare separate. Tours any two weeks January 10-April 10, August. WWW.JOHNOFGODJOURNEYS.COM. Contact: DRJOYCEPATTEN@GMAIL.COM while in Brazil. Then we can Skype. Morning Star Meditations 7/11 (801) 607-1877, MORNINGSTARMEDITATION@COMCAST.NET. Join us for meditation classes and workshops combining Eastern and Christian contemplative traditions with insights from Jungian psychology. WWW.MORNINGSTARMEDITATION.ORG

February A tarot reading for CATALYST readers by Suzanne Wagner Osho Zen Tarot: Completion, The Master, Maturity Medicine Cards: Moose, Hawk, Badger Mayan Oracle: Polarity, Greater Cycles

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801-328-8414 with Zen Master Dennis Genpo Merzel. 1268 E South Temple. WWW.GENPO.ORG.

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince of Disks, Queen of Cups, Ten of Swords

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple F/CK

Aleister Crowley Deck: Wealth, Death, Princess of Disks

801-328-4629. 740 S. 300 W. Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa offers an open environment for the study, contemplation, and practice of Tibetan Buddhist teachings. The community is welcome to our Sunday service (puja), group practices, meditation classes and introductory courses. WWW.URGYENSAMTENLING.ORG

Vedic Harmony 3/11

942-5876. Georgia Clark, certified Deepak Chopra Center educator. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial sound meditation, creating health workshops, Ayurvedic wellness counseling, Ayurvedic oils, teas and books, Jyotish (vedic astrology). Georgia has trained in the US and India. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET

Xuanfa Dharma Center of Utah 7/11 801-532-4833. Prema (Margaret Esterman), 161 M St. SLC branch of the Xuanfa Institute founded by V en. Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche. We practice the original Esoteric Buddhism emphasizing liberation and the great accomplishment of Bodhisattvas. Sundays at 10:30 AM. WWW.ZHAXIZHUOMA.NET

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Arthurian Tarot: Pursuit of Ingraine, Camelot Words of Truth: Hermitage, Rebellion, Admit, Allies ebruary turns the tide in favor of greater simplicity, exploration of pursuits that align with finding peace within your own nature and the desire to go within. In the Animal Medicine Cards, the moose is associated

accepted with compassion and peace. Sometimes there is no right answer. Like the hawk, you might try flying high to get the view from above. You may try to aggressively push through oppositions and be angry with everyone and everything, like the badger. But in the end, what does it get you? Moose offers us a different approach for this month. A moose moves deliberately; rushing is not in its nature. Expending too much energy during times of hardship is not going to work. A moose moves at the pace that is required to get somewhere without wasting life force and energy that will be needed later. We are in the depth of winter. The cold months call us to think, reflect and calculate appropriately for our circumstances.

We are in the depth of winter. The cold months call us to think, reflect and calculate appropriately for our circumstances. with exploring self-esteem—but when I looked at this card, I intuitively saw the solitary nature of a male moose. In February, look at what it takes to be still in the present moment and at peace with what is. Sometimes you must accept situations as they are and muddle through with as much conscious dignity as is possible. It’s only human to think that if we could figure out the right way or the right answer, then everything should work out. But this is not always the case—some things need to be

If you have had the opportunity to see a moose in the wild, you know it is always startling—the moose obviously knew you were there before you noticed it. It is often hidden in the trees looking like part of the forest. It quietly watches, making no sound. It observes what you are doing to see whether you pose any threat, and if it feels threatened, it will definitely make itself known. A bear will attack before you know it is there. Not the moose. It thinks about the

options and chooses the path that requires the least energy. The moose has enough confidence in its abilities that it does not need to waste time or energy needlessly. A moose’s stance is one of maturity and control. This is the path to take this month. You will see a lot of duality and options, but you must have the confidence that you are the master of your own destiny. You are mature enough to make a choice and stand by the consequences. There is no right or wrong—there is only the way that seemed the best option at the time. Remember, sometimes things will be outside your realm of experience, and you have to rapidly try new things. Sometimes that is the magical way through a challenging experience. Know that you will be challenged in areas beyond what you’re used to. Know that you are able and mature enough to find a hidden door by listening to your inner self. You may find that the correct approach is to allow others to observe you and know that there is actually no threat. Perhaps you will not have to fight. Perhaps you will not have to figure out the right way. Perhaps you do not have to do anything, and the situation will resolve itself right in front of you. This might be the moment when you find that you can actually relax and just be. Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City. SUZWAGNER.COM


February 2011


Why Greta will always be a Capricorn

It’s about calendars, not signs.


Ophiuchus—a thirteenth zodiac sign?


n January 14, 2011, the general public awoke to find that they were all victims of astrological identity theft. The news went viral on the Internet, infecting everyone with a bad case of horror-scopes. The perpetrator was Minnesota astronomer Parke Kunkle, who decided the planets needed to be put back in alignment with the zodiac signs and kept there. To do this, Kunkle re-introduced a thirteenth zodiac sign called Ophiuchus, and moved everyone’s sun sign dates back a month. Overnight, Virgos became Leos, and Leos became Cancers, and a whole bunch of Sagittarians became Ophiuchans.

Ophiu—who? It’s pronounced Uh-fyoo-kus. Ophiuchus is a real constellation on the zodiac belt between the constellations of Scorpio and Sagittarius. It might be more interesting if its symbol were a Mionoan high priestess with fertility serpents wrapped around her breasts, but no. It’s a half-naked guy with a boa constrictor. He looks like he hangs out on Venice Beach.

So what’s all the fuss about?

A replica of a medieval astrolabe which is a navigation instrument capable of 43 different astronomological calculations.

The ancient Babylonians who invented astrology test-drove a thirteenth sign, until they realized astrology worked better with twelve signs —each sign symbolizing a month of the year. They tried adding a thirteenth month every second or third year over a 19-year cycle to bring the calendar year in line with the seasonal year. It was every bit as

complicated as it sounds, which is why Ophiuchus got kicked to the curb. The Babylonians decided to stick with 12 signs representing months of equal length (30 days) and to make an adjustment of five days every year or so rather than dealing with an on-again, off-again thirteenth month.

How astrology works The premise of astrology is that the planets, the Sun and the Moon move in front of the zodiac signs. Picture a clock in your mind with all twelve numbers on it. The numbers on a clock never move; they stay exactly where they are. Now if I were to ask you the time, could you answer me by just looking at these twelve numbers in a circle? No— you need to know where the hands are to tell time. The signs of the zodiac are like the numbers on the clock, and the planets are like the hands in constant motion. Astrologers use the relationships of the moving planets to the stationary zodiac to tell time. When a planet, such as Mars for instance, enters a zodiac sign it’s like the hour hand pointing to a number on the face of the clock. When you look at the list of zodiac signs in your favorite horoscope column, you will see 12 signs with 12 sets of dates listed next to them. These dates tell you when the Sun is in each sign. Find the set of dates into which your birthday falls, and you know your Sun sign, or birth sign. If your birthday is March 25, you are an Aries, because the Sun is in Aries from March 20 to April 19.

Astrology’s dirty secret Astrology has a dirty little secret. The planets in the sky haven’t been lining up to the zodiac signs for years. Like, for thousands of years, so this is nothing new. The timing of the astrological clock has been off by one zodiac sign since before the fall of the Roman Empire. What I mean to say is that even though the astrological calendar says spring equinox takes place when the Sun enters Aries, the Sun is actually in Pisces at the equinox.

Kunkle’s list Kunkle threw everyone into a tizzy by publishing a list of signs with dates that correspond to the planets’ actual alignment with the constellations in the zodiac: Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16 Aquarius: Feb. 16-Mar. 11 Pisces: Mar. 11-Apr. 18 Aries: Apr. 18-May 13 Taurus: May 13-June 21 Gemini: June 21-July 20 Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10 Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16 Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30 Libra: Oct 30-Nov. 23 Scorpio: Nov. 23-Nov. 29 Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17 Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20 The length of each sign’s run ranges from five days for Scorpio to seven weeks for Virgo. That’s because the actual constellations in the sky take up various arcs of the zodiac’s 360 degrees, and Kunkle (literal-minded astronomer that he is) made the lengths match that actuality. This also explains why he “had” to include Ophiuchus—the actual constellation is part of that 360 degrees in the sky.

Kunkle wants to reapportion the calendar year so it squares with the sky. So the big question is:

Do we really need a 13th month? Not really. Astrology is not a science. Astrology is a calendar. Every major civilization on the planet developed some form of astrology in order to tell time. In the astrological calendar, everything is seen from Earth’s point of view (and don’t we still tell time by the rising and setting of the sun in the sky, an illusion based on the earth’s point of view?). Astrologically, a year is the time it takes for the Sun to return to the point in the sky that a given culture decided the year begins. For many cultures (including ours before the 1750s), this was the spring equinox. The equinoxes and solstices

follows the basic framework of these cardinal dates. Scientifically speaking, the time it takes the earth to complete one orbit around the sun is a sidereal year. That works out to be 365 days, six hours and nine minutes. The calendar year works out to be 365 days, five hours and 48 minutes. There’s a 20-minute difference between the sidereal and calendar years. That difference adds up over time, which is why every four years we have a leap year in the Gregorian calendar used by Western cultures; the difference is reconciled by adding an extra day—February 29 —to the calendar. It also explains the difference between the sidereal and

Astrology is not a science. Astrology is a calendar . Every major civilization on the planet developed some form of astrology in order to tell time. determine the four seasons of the year. Summer solstice, with the longest daylight and shortest night, falls around June 21; sometimes it’s June 20 and sometimes it’s June 22 (the date changes from year to year but by no more than a day). Count six months to December 21, the winter solstice, with the shortest day and the longest night. At spring equinox (March 20) and autumn equinox (September 20) the day and night are of equal length. These are astrology’s cardinal points by which the zodiacal calendar is set. Our Western calendar, even though its beginning date is January 1, also

astrological calendars that has evolved since the Babylonians invented astrology, somewhere between 1700 and 1800 BC.

The deeper answer This controversy is all about the relationship of calendars to time, and calendars haven’t always been set up to tell time accurately. Indeed, calendars have often been used by those in power to set the agenda for society. For example, Julius Caesar replaced Roman lunar calendar with a solar one now known as the Julian calendar, pretty much because he was emperor and this is what emperors get to do. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII—the most powerful man in Europe at the time—decided to issue his own calendar. The Gregorian calendar has been the internationally accepted civil calendar ever since. So why did Pope Gregory issue a new calendar? Because the accumulated error between when the Julian calendar was made and Pope Gregory created his added up to 10 days, which meant that the spring equinox was taking place on March 11, not March 21, and it was moving steadily “backwards” in the calendar year. The spring equinox is tied to the celebration of Easter, so Pope Gregory decided to cut 10 days out of the calendar to make

the equinox take place on March 21 again. There was a tradition in the Catholic Church that the universe was supposed to have begun when the Sun and planets were exactly conjunct in the first degree of Aries, the starting point of the zodiac. So not only was Easter tied to the spring equinox, but the spring equinox needed to be tied to the zodiac sign of Aries. This put astrologers between a rock and a hard place. If the Pope wants the calendar year to begin with the spring equinox—no problem, since spring equinox always takes place at the same time of year. But if the pope also wants the spring equinox to take place in the zodiac sign of Aries—that’s a bit of a stretch, but it can be done. It’s just a matter of adjusting the calendar to fit the time. Since then, the astrological calendar has matched up to the Gregorian calendar. For all of the comings and goings of calendars, astrology has remained remarkably consistent. The astrological clock started ticking when the Babylonians first established astrology, and it’s been keeping time steadily since.

It’s your planet, not your sign Astrology has been charged with the unique task of preserving the timeline. How time is kept may change according to varying calendars, but there’s a line that runs through all the civilizations and the lives that make up those civilizations. This timeline is based on the rising and setting of the planets with all of their regular conjunctions, trines, eclipses and retrogrades and not on the zodiac signs. You don’t really need to know the signs. They help, but they’re not really a deal breaker. What’s essential is the positions of the planets relative to each other. As long as you know when you are in season and when you are out of season, when your ruling planet is coming into prominence or when it fading, then you’re good. Everything else besides that—like time?—is relative. u Christopher Renstrom is the creator of RULINGPLANETS.COM—the first online, interactive astrology magazine. He writes the daily horoscope for the San Francisco Chronicle. Greta deJong, Catalyst’s publisher and editor is a devout Capricorn.


February 2011


Late for class

A complex of anxieties



This month we will look at a dream from a CATALYST reader, a successful middle-aged woman. She has had this dream repeatedly for the past few years with only slight alterations: “There is a feeling of panic and anxiety in my body because I know I am late for class. I am walking fast up grassy hills. Suddenly, I am on a bike but still not getting there fast enough. Magically, I am in my car now racing towards the school, but I can’t find a parking

place. I find a tight parking space towards the top but am not sure if it’s a legal parking place, but nothing else is available, so I take it. “Then I run through the school doorway and into the halls feeling disoriented and unorganized. Everything looks unfamiliar. I begin quietly opening classroom doors, door after door, trying to find my class but none are the right ones. I feel like I will fail the course if I miss my class. “I decide I have to find the main school office to get a copy of my

class schedule, but the school workers are slow and incompetent. Time passes, and I miss my class .” In general, a repetitive dream indicates that a complex has been triggered; the dreamer falls into a standard way of operating that isn’t optimal for life. In this dream, the experience of meeting demands and the fear of failure have become too intense, taking on a larger-thanlife

importance. By changing her way of handling the demands and fears in her life, the dreamer may find the frequency of the recurring dream going down or even disappearing. Looking at the dream’s locations reveals three places with a similar disposition to the storyline. The dream shows three ways this dreamer tries to achieve her goals, and her anxiety and fear at not accomplishing the task. In the first substory, she speeds up her life,

from walking to bicycling to racing a car, trying to get to the top and to her class. Here the dreamer could reflect on ways she speeds things up in daily life. Perhaps she has increased her reliance on technology, or maybe she just works faster, trying to achieve greater efficiency. How is that working out? In the dream, it seems that these methods do not help her reach her goal. Also, in the dream,

to get enough done beforehand. The feeling of running out of time and that life is a series of accomplishments is very strong in this dream. This woman is very successful in her life and has already accomplished many things that she had put on her “to do” list. This dream shows a clear drive for success; at the same time it holds a fear of missing out on life and a fear of failure. In the dream, everything

When a dream recurs repeatedly, it’s important to pay attention to the situation in waking consciousness in the days before. Carl Jung said that nightmares show up when people have too much or too little anxiety—either way, some imbalance is likely to blame. she wants to get “to the top.” The dreamer could reflect on what “the top” means in her daily life and about the importance of reaching the top. In the second substory, the dreamer is lost. She repeatedly opens doors, which could be an expression of new possibilities or doors to success, without finding what she seeks. In the third substory the dreamer asks for help from others, whom she finds too slow and incompetent. The old saying that if you want to get something done, you need to do it yourself might here be taken too literally. When a dream recurs repeatedly, it’s important to pay attention to the situation in waking consciousness in the days before. Carl Jung said that nightmares show up when people have too much or too little anxiety—either way, some imbalance is likely to blame. I asked the dreamer how important it was to her that she reach the top, as that is the direction she is moving in the first part of the dream. She said she wanted to accomplish a lot before 2012; she thought she might die and wanted

depends on what the dreamer is doing right now—all or nothing (which might just be a set up for failure itself.) These factors are all parts of the same complex driven by anxiety. Anxiety drives the dreamer to the top; however, it also hinders her from achieving what she wants. She is under time pressure; she wants more time and has less. Her beliefs have created anxiety about failure and the feeling that time is running out, and this anxiety has become her motivation and driving force. The dream shows that maybe these beliefs have moved a little too far on the spectrum; the driving force and friend may be working more like an enemy. “All haste comes from the devil” is an old alchemist saying. The devil may make us successful, but at the same time steals a little bit of our soul from. We all have these devils, demons, shadow sides; that is normal. They will always influence some parts of our life, so we need to recognize them and find a way of relating to them that allows us to experience life, achieve goals and not feel so rushed that we actually miss life. u Machiel Klerk, LMFT, is a Jungian-oriented therapist with a private practice in Salt Lak e City and founding president of the Jung Society of Utah. WWW.MACHIELKLERK.COM, MACHIEL@MACHIELKLERK.COM.

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ld heartbreaks. Old arguments. Old relationship hurts. For some people, these can fuel an endless loop of painful replay which crowds out new ideas, new feelings and even new relationships. We know that on one level that the healthiest thing we can do is to disconnect from the old stories and find new ones. However, sometimes we find ourselves still chewing on the same raw taste of how others seem to have hurt us, even though we know better and people keep telling us we need to “release that!” If you find yourself unable to let go of old heartaches and are still mulling, occasionally or constantly (whereupon your friends will start calling you obsessive), on them, here are some metaphysical perspectives on how to use this to develop a deeper capacity to understand who you are and who you are becoming.

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We all know someone who won’t put old resentments down or who retains unhappy relationship memories as an excuse, overtly or covertly, for not committing to new ones. It might seem obvious then that the crucial first step is a real willingness to evolve past old hurts. Without an intention or desire to be free, nothing will change. In essence, a person has to be willing to ask “Who would I be if I were no longer upset?” and be okay with the answer. Some people are

not comfortable without the crutch of making others responsible for their reactions or the energy that feeling misused provides them. It is no use asking these folks to change, so we probably should all stop in these cases. If someone is open to feeling clearer, there are good reasons to find ways to release old grievances. Living a life where external events and other people’s actions have so much power over the internal condition is really no fun. It is more interesting and more alive to fully comprehend the truth that no one can dictate how we feel but ourselves and use that as a springboard to move forward. So, a good starting point is to acknowledge our emotions, accept that we feel hurt and then decide we are going to feel better.

Gather resources and tools In situations where someone has been damaged from an experience, often the best initial step is to meet with professionals such as psychologists, doctors or spiritual counselors to see what relief can be found from these resources. In other cases, the continual thinking about the other person or their past actions could indicate that an active energetic or psychic bond, either conscious or unconscious, provides. Here are some ideas for effective clearing methods. Quiet meditations visualizing cutting or removing the tie between you and the old person can be helpful—for example, picturing your personal

ASK AN ASTROLOGER Sumo Wrestler Guides rolling in and yanking the energetic connection cord, stomping it to pieces and sending it off in the Universal Garbage Truck. That’s a handy one for tough cases. An alternate idea is to conduct a Releasing Ceremony such as I described in the Catalyst December 2009 issue (WWW.TINYURL.COM/RUTHCATALYST1209)

it is a belief about the nature of relationships. For instance, people hold the notion that the relationship is supposed to supply things they need. But, the truth is that no relationship can give us anything that we are not giving to ourselves. If we aren’t giving the self enough time, enough trust, enough healing or enough space, then no relationship

Our reactions in relationships are mirrors containing some of most potent information available for learning more about our selves and so can become even more happy, more healthy and more whole by using this knowledge. or my blog at Huffington Post. Another avenue to explore is working with energy healers such as Shamen and Reiki Masters, who can often untangle stubbornly held energetic knots. If you are in Utah, Catalyst Magazine contains sources in all of the areas listed here.

If it’s resistant, then it’s persistent for an important reason If you have done all of the above and old hurtful stuff keeps resurfacing, the bottom line is that the mirror of relationships, which is your feelings stimulated by them, is signaling that there is still information about your self to be gained from looking at the event. Your negative feelings about the old situation is a communication from yourself to yourself, that somewhere on your inner hard drive you are telling yourself something that is not true. I’ve noticed the memory loop continues for many people as long as they are processing untrue (for them) beliefs about their selves, about others or about relationships. As soon as the past event is correctly interpreted, the inner self’s need to replay it goes away; the memory starts feeling more neutral because the personal issue causing the hot button reaction has been identified. Quoting Osho: “Truth is a radical, personal realization. You have to come to it.” The next step is locating your underlying, untrue assumptions that are creating the negative feeling around the hurt. Sometimes

in this existence can provide it. Often, the underlying notion that people are being prompted to notice revolves around deeply held beliefs that somehow they are not good enough or lovable enough. Therefore, when another person doesn’t seem to love them or value them, the event feels very painful. The feeling and the replay point out what is really true—that others cannot make us feel unworthy, we do it to ourselves—and that loving ourselves unconditionally is necessary not just for great relationships, but also for great life experiences.

Replacement parts By finding old inner assumptions that aren’t true and them with personal truths, we eventually develop a new operative awareness for perceiving relationship (and other) experiences. The awareness of sadness or disappointment in our heart can softly switch towards the desire to feel great and bring in more fulfilling events. We don’t really release past experiences or emotions; they remain part of our personal tapestry, but we can find a new, more healthy and happy understanding to support our future relationships. In doing this, we remake old negative events into tools for deeper and more positive self-awareness. u To find out more about Superconscious Relationships: The Simple Psychic Truths of Perfectly Satisfying Connections, Margaret Ruth’s new book from O Books Publishing, come to a Valentine’s Day Book Talk, Saturday, Feb. 12, 3 p.m. at Sacred Geometry, 333 2nd St, Suite 1, Ogden, UT. Call Sacred Geometry 801-605-8721 or email MR@MARGARETRUTH.COM, for more details.


Out with the old? Options beyond “go” and “stay” BY CHRISTOPHER RENSTROM I’ve been married to my husband for 23 years. He’s considerably older than me—my birthday is 02/02/61; his is 09/17/35—and I’m wondering if I should stay in this marriage or wait for it to end itself (which may sound a bit morbid, but. . .). I love him, but feel like I’m wasting what time I have with a much older man. Thank you.


our question makes perfect sense given the planetary activity that ’s taking place in your horoscope now. You’ve been questioning a lot of things about your life over the past three years and feelings of restlessness have been on the rise since December 2009. You would have experienced this whether there was a three-year or a 23-year age difference between you and your husband. It must be hard being in a relationship with someone who is nearing the end of his life. Not only are his needs and concerns going to outweigh yours now, but they may even dominate the relationship. You may go through times where you feel more like a caregiver than an equal partner. And there’s always the question of what are you going to do after he’s gone? Who’s going to love you? Who’s going to

There’s nothing wrong with wishing yourself away from where you are now. It’s one of the psyche’s ways of coping with an emotionally difficult passage. be your companion? Will there be anyone to look after you one day the way you looked after him? Most people would pull up stakes and leave if faced with such diminishing returns. But what do you get out of ending your marriage now? Financial relief and stability? Perhaps the cost of caring for him is too much, and you may be in a better position to look after him if you didn ’t have to shoulder these expenses as his spouse. That might be a good reason. But if you think that ending the marriage would allow you the freedom to pursue something different, then I don’t think that that’s going to happen. Your 23-year his-

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. tory with him belies that. You love him. Not only would you be just as focused on him as you are now, but you would probably feel guilty to boot. There’s nothing wrong with wishing yourself away from where you are now. It’s one of the psyche’s ways of coping with an emotionally difficult time. But you do have options beyond going or staying . You can start to look for activities outside the marriage that are more focused on you. You might spend more time with friends, enroll in a course, do community work or even take a lover. All of these things would broaden your horizons, enrich your life and make you feel like you’re a part of the world. It would also be perfectly in keeping with your ruling planet Uranus entering the fiery sign of Aries on March 11, 2011. I also don’t think that your husband would mind much. I imagine that he would rather have you be a part of his life than apart from it, so whatever you can do to make yourself feel more enlivened would be a good thing . Let yourself get out there and live a bit more. It will make you happier—and your husband happier, too. u


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fragile and wear out quickly, so the snake is constantly growing replacements, up to six sets at a time. Rattlesnake venom, like that of many spiders, not only kills but dissolves, turning prey into a gooky, easy-to-swallow soup.


IN THE HOME,GARDEN & SKY BY DIANE OLSON February 1 Today the Sun rises at 7:38 a.m. and sets at 5:46 p.m. February ’s average maximum temperature is 53°; the average minimum 33°. It typically snows around 9.1” and rains 1.91”. February 2 NEW MOON. Today is Winter Cross-Quarter Day, the midpoint between winter and spring.

February 3 The crescent Moon is always low in the sky and visible only near dawn or dusk. Through March, the horns will point upward in a Cheshire cat smile; the remainder of the year, they’ll point sideways. The frowning crescent Moon is never visible, as it always occurs in midday. February 4 Step outside and face north tonight. Going roughly clockwise from the zenith, here are some of the constellations you’ll see: Auriga, Ursa major, Ursa minor, Draco, and Cassiopeia. Facing south: Perseus, Taurus, Orion, Canis major, Canis minor and Gemini.

February 6 Look for Jupiter near the waxing Moon tonight. February 7 Betalains, found in beets, Swiss chard and spinach, may protect Carl Sagan against liver damage and ulcers. February 8 A “Sagan” is a unit of measurement used by astronomers to mean “at least four billion.” February 9 Ravens often bark when they see a dog and meow when they see a cat. They can also imitate the sound of wind. February 10 FIRST QUARTER MOON. Keep turning and pruning houseplants, but don’t fertilize until the Spring equinox. February 11 New World monkeys have prints similar to our fingerprints on the undersides of their tails, which help them grasp branches. February 12 Time to inventory last year’s seeds and order new ones. To test old seeds, sprout 10 in a bed of warm, moist paper towels; if fewer than six germinate, buy new ones. February 13 Ironically, Peter Artedi, the 18th-century Swedish naturalist known as the “father of ichthyology” (the study of fish), drowned. An epitaph by George Shaw marks his tombstone:

February 5 While the trees are still bare, take a walk and look for bird nests. The most common types are:

Not a man nor a fish, but something betwixt,

• Cups—used by most songbirds

Not a man, for his life among fishes he past,

• Pendulous/pensile—orioles, vireos

Not a fish, for he perished by water at last.

• Cavity—woodpeckers, some nuthatches

February 14 According to Slovenian proverb, “St. Valentine brings the keys of roots,” meaning that on this day, plants and flowers start to grow.

• Platforms—osprey, eagles and some hawks Many birds weave aromatic plants into their nests, to keep them clean and bug-free.

Here lies poor Artedi, in foreign land pyx’d

FEBRUARY 15 Rattlesnake fangs are

Babylonian tablet, is for leek and lamb stew. Nero ate leeks to improve his speaking voice. FEBRUARY 24 LAST QUARTER MOON. Milbert’s tortoiseshell and mourning Artemisia

FEBRUARY 16 The first vegetable gardens, containing peas, beans, onions, lettuce and leeks, were started near Palestine more than 8,000 years ago. Agriculture may have been triggered by the first famine, caused by over-hunting and gathering. FEBRUARY 17 Artemisia absinthium is a species of wormwood native to Africa and Eurasia, but now naturalized through much of North America. Once used to expel intestinal parasites and menstrual cramps, it’s the primary ingredient in absinthe, an anise-flavored, highly-alcoholic spirit historically referred to as la fée verte, or the Green Fairy. (Van Gogh is said to have been drinking absinthe when he cut off his ear.) Planted around garden borders, lovely, feathery Artemisia absinthium will repel both insect pests and weeds. Inside, its dried leaves protect against moths.

cloak butterflies are emerging from hibernation. House finches, meadowlarks and redwinged blackbirds are starting to sing. FEBRUARY 25 Dusty lampshades? Clean them with a lint roller.

FEBRUARY 26 This is a great time to pull perennial weeds like plantain, crabgrass, and mallow. Common mallow, also called cheeseweed, is a member of the genus Malva, after which the color mauve was named. Though generally considered a weed, FEBRUARY 18 FULL common mallow is both edible HUNGER MOON. The Garn, and medicinal. Tender young malnamed in honor of former Utah State Senator and low leaves can be eaten cooked copiously puking astronaut or raw, used to thicken soups, or Jake Garn, is NASA’s unit of made into a tea that ’s said to measurement for the sympsoothe sore throats, act as an toms of spacesickness. expectorant and laxative, and induce labor. Early Native FEBRUARY 19 You can Jake Garn Americans processed dye from the get out and prune grapevines and seed heads and brushed their teeth with the fruit trees if the temperature is above 32°. roots. FEBRUARY 20 Look for Saturn, in the FEBRUARY 27 Pussy willows, crocus, constellation Virgo, to the left of the waning violets and snowdrops are blooming. More Moon tonight. than 4,000 crocus flowers are needed to FEBRUARY 21 Houseflies are hatching. make one ounce of saffron. Flies can anticipate the approach of a threat, FEBRUARY 28 The Sun rises at 7:02 and are able to alter their stance in about a.m. today, and sets at 6:17 p.m. If you’re up 200 milliseconds, much quicker than the early, look for Venus to the left of the cresblink of your eye. Flies can walk up walls and cent Moon. across ceilings thanks to the surface tension of liquids secreted in glands on their feet. “The darkest hour of the blackest week of the year could not hold me back, FEBRUARY 22 It’s seed-starting time could not keep me indoors… for cool weather veggies, including broccoli, Somewhere, on some branch, there Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, would be a bud to be welcomed.” lettuce, mizuna, onions and spinach. FEBRUARY 23 The oldest recipe ever discovered, inscribed on a 4,000-year-old


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