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November 2011

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A CANDIDATE FOR THE 99%? JIM CATANO Salt Lake’s former mayor, Rocky Anderson, quit the Democrats and is calling for the formation of a third party. And yes, he’d consider running for office. RELYING ON EACH OTHER ALICE BAIN It’s time to remember that we create our economy, and that it flourishes when it’s made of people we know and trust. TO MEAT OR NOT TO MEAT VANESSA JOHANSSON The case for sustainability and respect for life presents an argument against the vegan diet. So do the lifespan charts.

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK GRETA BELANGER DEJONG

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ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Gov. Herbert advocates dirty air; war on the Wasatch backcountry; artists for Canyonlands; Bishop and Big Oil; D.C. tar sands protests resume.

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The Earth is not dying—it is being killed. And the people who are killing it have names and addresses. —U. Utah Phillips

Governor Herbert advocates dirty air Apparently Utah Governor Gary Herbert doesn’t think Utah’s air quality problems are bad enough yet. In October, Herbert sent a letter to President Obama on behalf of himself and 11 Republican governors asking to delay implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act. Herbert claims that protecting the environment would raise energy prices and hurt the economy, but doesn’t acknowledge that pollution from power plants is already a serious public health issue in Utah and a threat to the economy as well. The Union of Concerned Scientists says “coal plants emit air pollutants that still kill thousands of people yearly, costing society over $100 billion per year.” One of the worst pollutants from coal-fired power plants is mercury, a potent toxin that interferes with the way nerve cells function. Mercury is especially dangerous to developing babies, and it’s toxic in very small amounts—a teaspoon of mercury can contaminate a 20-acre lake. Coal-fired power is the single largest source of environmental mercury contamination. The Great Salt Lake has been found to have such high concentrations of mercury that the Utah Department of Environmental Quality has formed a Mercury Work Group to monitor the situation. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has advised against eating ducks from wetlands near the lake due to mercury contamination. As if respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses and mercury poisoning weren’t bad enough, climate change impacts from coal power are potentially calamitous. For instance, the infestation of pine beetles that is currently gobbling up Utah’s forests is directly related to warming temperatures. A decline in snowpack Salt Lake City would impact both our drinking water and the ski industry. WATERFOWLADVISORIES.UTAH.GOV/ADVISORIES.HTM, TINYURL.COM/FINANCIALHAZARDSOFCOAL, MERCURY.UTAH.GOV

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BY AMY BRUNVAND ing so intense that Save Our Canyons (SOC) terms it a “War on the Wasatch Backcountry.” Among the awful proposals and projects currently on the table: • A gondola between The Canyons and Solitude Mountain Resort? Planners say that skiers would ride over the backcountry but not be able to get off. Yeah, right. • The Snowbird roller coaster, back from the dead. Salt Lake County rejected the plan so Snowbird is trying to get Utah County to approve it. • Meanwhile, Salt Lake County is proposing to change the ordinances that prevented the roller coaster in the first place. • SOC has information that Alta is building a lift in Grizzly Gulch. • A whole new 203-acre ski area proposed in Cherry Creek Canyon in Cache County near Richmond, borders both the Richmond Wildlife Management Area and the United States Forest Mount Naomi Wilderness Area. SAVEOURCANYONS.ORG

Artists for Canyonlands Environmental debates often center on science and politics, but the most compelling argument for wilderness conservation is that wilderness feeds the human soul. In conjunction with its campaign to protect Greater Canyonlands, the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance has collected an online gallery of photographs and artworks inspired by the redrock landscape. Reading the SUWA factsheet will tell you all the excellent reasons for protecting Utah’s redrock country, but looking at these artworks, short of being there yourself, will tell your heart why it’s so important. WWW.SUWA.ORG/ARTISTS

Blended waste not so safe Heal Utah is still playing Whack-aMole with threats to store more and hotter nuclear waste in Utah’s West Desert. Utah law currently bans Class B and C nuclear waste, but EnergySolutions is trying to take advantage of a regulatory loophole by blending permittable Class A waste with banned Class B and C waste. HEAL Utah estimates that allowing blended waste into the state could

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D.C. tar sands protests resume Nov. 6 Climate activist Bill McKibben has invited Occupy Wall Street protesters to join the fight against tar sands development. In a New York City speech, McKibben announced, “On November 6, one year before the election, we’re going to be in DC with a huge circle of people around the White House, and they’re going to be carrying signs with quotations from Barack Obama from the 2008 campaign.... It’s time to end the tyranny of oil.” At the same time, local heroTim DeChristopher says that the climate justice movement needs to get behind the Occupy protests. In an interview from prison for Rolling Stone magazine, DeChristopher said, “The Occupy protests have hit a soft spot. They have found that little crack. And now they are pushing, and they are making that crack grow. The rest of us need to keep pushing and break that hole in the wall.” Although tar sands protests in Washington DC are focused on blocking a Canadian pipeline, large areas of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming are also threatened by the prospect of tar sands strip mining. WWW.TARSANDSACTION.ORG

Bishop and big oil At the Tooele County Republican convention, someone asked Utah Congressman Rob Bishop (R-1) if he supports tax breaks for big oil. Bishop replied that “there are no special subsidies or tax breaks for oil companies, period.” Meanwhile, Bishop keeps voting against efforts to end oil subsidies. PUBLICCAMPAIGN.ORG reports that half of Bishop’s funding for his re-election campaign came directly from the oil and gas industry. Is it any wonder that Occupy Salt Lake protesters are carrying signs with messages like “Big Oil Gets Tax Breaks, Grandma Gets Medicare Cuts?”

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here should be some sort of 12-step program for playing sports. They are like a drug. Just about everything good, bad, meaningful, painful, exhilarating, embarrassing and worthless in my life, I can trace to participating in sports. I feel like I should be sending letters of apology to everyone I have hurt or neglected in the process and be giving in to a higher power; but no, everyone keeps telling me it’s a positive addiction. I guess so. I can quit any time I want. In fact, I have quit hundreds of times. It started in my early teens when all my friends were doing it. Now it is 40 years later, and so many of those friends’ have after-market body parts, injuries and a myriad of health maladies and mental malaise. Some have had cancer, some passed away long before their time, and it is starting to feel a little lonely. No doubt I have spent more medical insurance money on sports injuries than I would have if I let myself become a couch potato diabetic. I know too well from friends’ passing that diet and exercise are no guarantee of perfect health, but I remain adamant that I do it because it makes me live better even if not longer. Yeah, all addicts have a bucket load of rationalizations. I only bring this up because I just got back from the 25th Annual Geezer Games in St. George; better known as the Huntsman World Senior Games. I realize the “world” part is a bit of a stretch because other than a couple dozen Canadians, one Russian and a few Barbadians the world mainly ignores this event. That’s not to say there aren’t a lot of fellow sport junkies like me from around the West participating in everything from the triathlon to bridge. Yes, bridge. I guess if ESPN can televise the World Series of Poker, bridge can qualify as a card sport for the aged. People still get stuck on the word senior, in the same way nobody even wants to admit to middle age. It is a somewhat embarrassing word, but so is plain ol’ old. Maybe we just need to take back the word geezer with the same pride computer nerds have employed by taking back the word geek. Look at it this way; you’re going to be pretty invincible when you enter events as a geezer; if the kids beat you it’s because they were supposed to. Anyone you beat who is younger than you is put to shame. The chance that anyone older than you is going to beat you diminishes with every year. I learned this from my mentor who used to say “Hey, I’ve got socks older than you.” Sometimes he would actually be wearing them.u Dennis Hinkamp won the triathlon in the 55-59 age group at this year’s Geezer Games.


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f you followed Rocky Anderson’s two terms as Salt Lake City’s mayor, you always knew that he inhabited the left wing of the Democratic Party. But when a new Democratic president proved to lean further right than Nixon and Eisenhower (Fox News “Obama’s a socialist” accusations notwithstanding), it was the final straw for Rocky—who recently resigned as a Democrat. Not surprisingly, he’s not going quietly into the night. “Neither the Dems nor Republicans have done anything to solve the most pressing crisis facing our planet,” he said, alluding to the climate change, and lamented their “caving to the fossil fuel industry.” Rocky has a list of grievances against his own former party’s current political philosophy and “any one should be enough for a principled Democrat to say adios.” I’ve pared down his list: “Collusion with the Republican Party in undermining the (social) safety net.” Being a party to legislation “exacerbating the enormous inequality in income and wealth not existing in the U.S. since at least the 1920s.” Failing to “enact universal health care or even a public option” in contrast to every other industrialized nation. Conspiring with Republicans to continue the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Rocky further contends, “Obama has set the stage for cuts in Social Security and Medicare,” and that “the budget disaster is primarily a result of the wars started by Bush and expanded by Obama.” He laments that “not one person responsible for financial fraud leading to the economic 2008 melt-down has been charged by the Obama administration,” and condemns “the revolving door straight to employment” between powerful corporations and the federal agencies they’re supposed to regulate. Before the Occupy Wall Street movement (which he mostly supports) lifted the torch, Rocky was complaining that “Democrats are as much a part of the corrupt corporate cronyism as the Republicans—acting primarily in the interest of their campaign contributors.” He believes the Democratic Party is “as militarist and war-mongering” as the GOP and almost equally a lap dog of the military-industrial complex, having wasted billions of tax dollars on unnecessary or outdated weapons systems. But Rocky’s biggest personal complaint against today’s Dems is for backing down from their former high ground—human rights. He loathes “the use of unmanned drones to assassinate people” including their collateral damage innocent men, women and children. He decries Democrat complicity in many of the extra-Constitutional actions in the War on Terror. He cites Obama’s con-

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A candidate for the 99%? In a lively manifesto, SLC’s former mayor calls for an alternative party

Rocky Anderson staged a protest calling for the impeachment of Bush in Pioneer Parkin pioneer park, SLC, Ut 11/19/10.

Not only did Rocky quit the Democrats, but he’s now calling for the formation of a new party that would “better reflect our constitutional and moral values, and support a return to the strong economy and support for the middle class that existed from the New Deal until the disastrous Reagan trickle-down-fraud years.” tinuation of Bush’s surveillance program on citizens, renewal of the PATRIOT Act, failure to investigate and prosecute abuses by the previous administration and, instead, to “just move forward and not look back” which he sees as “de facto immunity to high-ranking government officials for war crimes.” Obama is not exclusively at fault. Rocky began growing uneasy with the

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Democratic Party during the Clinton administration. He faults Clinton’s actions in “reducing the social and economic safety net” falsely billed as “welfare reform,” his signing of “the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act,” human rights tragedies such as turning a blind eye on the Rwandan genocide, and failure to lead the world in combating the climate crisis— symptoms that inform Rocky’s opinion that Democrats have been jettisoning their moral compass and selling out to corporate interests. Many Congressional Democrats during the Bush years also get low marks for issues such as collusion over tax breaks for the wealthy and green-lighting the Iraq War. Not only did Rocky quit the Democrats, but he’s now calling for the formation of a new party that would “better reflect our constitutional and moral values, and support a return to the strong economy and support for the middle class that existed from the New Deal until the disastrous Reagan trickle-down-fraud years.” He contends that the two major parties are not significantly differentiated because they “feed at the same trough” regularly filled with campaign contributions by wealthy corporate interests. The new party Rocky envisions would aim to give the American people what they want: “Medicare for all, an end to the ‘war on drugs,’ no reductions of Social

Security, an end to outlandish imperialistic wars, accountability for the criminality that brought about the economic meltdown, a strong challenge to the militaryindustrial complex and reduced military spending, a restoration of the rule of law, and an end to the influence of money in our political system.” What part would Rocky play? “I would entertain the idea of running as a candidate of an alternative party, but only if there were significant support for my candidacy from the outset.” He sees all existing third parties such as the Green Party as too limited in scope and vision to bind together a broad coalition across several racial, economic and political sub-cultures to make a major impact. So far, Rocky hasn’t pushed all that hard for the birth of a new party, but one of his friends is thinking big and has launched an exploratory effort to rally forces for a Rocky Anderson presidential bid. A few influential individuals (including Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame) have expressed tentative support, but for now only a “Draft Rocky 2012” Facebook page has been set up. Rocky continues to run the High Road for Human Rights education and advocacy programs he founded. But stay tuned, folks. We’ve all learned that Rocky never disappoints when it comes to bold initiatives. u Jim Catano is an underemployed freelance writer and editor who will compose for food.


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November 2011

OUTSIDE THE BOX

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Relying on each other It’s time to remember that we create our economy, and that it flourishes in the care of people we know and trust BY ALICE BAIN ncome disparity is terrible in the United States right now, and people are angry about it. Lots of people are in debt, kids can’t afford college any more, health care is becoming a preserve of the rich and the connected, and jobs remain scarce. A lot of the blame is being placed on corporations. People are living in down-

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It began as a good idea The word “corporation” comes from the latin corpus, meaning body. When humans get together to form a corporation, they are creating an artificial body, a kind of metabiological life form. I have begun to think about corporate bodies using the metaphor of the golem. The

was a tireless worker, able to defend the Jewish ghetto from attack on one hand, and to help out with household tasks on the other. The most famous golem was the golem of Prague, created by Rabbi Löw during the reign of emperor Rudoph II. Just like a golem, a corporation is a nonliving entity created by virtue of a writ or charter kept in its “head” —that is, among its officers and board of directors. A corporation is capable of tireless work, day and night; its human members need to sleep, but it does not. Like a golem, it is often designed both to serve certain humans and to protect them from attack—in the legal realm, the term for this attack would be “liability.”

Corporations own shares in corporations which own shares in corporations, like a series of matryoshka dolls. The human effort that lies at the foundation of every economy is obscured. Humans are distanced from humans as the corporate veil thickens into an impenetrable wall. Layoffs, outsourcing, and cutting health benefits and pensions all make sense on paper, but cause a lot of human misery in the real world. In the end, humanity is suffering from the strain on our economy caused by this failure of trust. town parks across the nation in order to protest the current state of affairs, where money rules and human lives are quite literally discounted. Corporate greed is on the hook.

golem was an artificial human, legendarily created by Jewish rabbis out of clay, and brought to life by a tablet with magic words written upon it inserted in its head. The animated golem

The golem was an artificial human, legendarily created by Jewish rabbis out of clay, and brought to life by a tablet with magic words written upon it inserted in its head.

However, not all corporations are helpful and good to humans, and even the golem of Prague was problematic in the end. It became too powerful, and eventually instead of performing helpful deeds it became uncontrollably destructive. Finally, the Rabbi had to remove the tablet from the golem’s mouth, deactivating the clay man.

Your friendly neighborhood golem is here to help By pooling our resources, we have

learned to buffer ourselves from tragedies such as famine and sickness, and to help us to each better our circumstances. When the Yoruba were brought over in the slave ships to my homeland, the Bahamas, they brought with them a form of basic financial management now known in the islands as an “asue.” For example, 10 people each need $900 in order to take care of some expense. They might form an asue, with an agreement to each put in $100 per week, and each week one of the members will get a “draw,” or the payout of that week’s collection of $900 total from all the other members. The set time period between draws can vary, as can the amount deposited, and some asues can be formed to pool very large amounts of money indeed. The asue has a “holder” who is in charge of keeping track of the money and giving it out when each person’s draw comes around. Think of the asue as a very simple golem with only one task and a limited lifespan. Obviously the asue only works properly when all the people who formed it are responsible and trustworthy to each other. Successful asues are often created within extended families or among the members of a neighborhood who know each other well and see each other frequently. In a bad asue, the members with the first few draws may not bother to keep contributing to the asue after their payouts. However, in an honest asue each member will get the benefit of pooling community finances, and this can be a way for that community to bootstrap itself into a higher economic state, for example allowing local businesses to invest in equipment they could not otherwise afford. Really, the corporation as a form is in itself not “good” or “evil.” Like individual humans, some are ethical and responsible, some are indifferent, and a few are feral and psychopathic. Groups of humans, whether formally incorporated or not, exhibit aggregate psychological traits that have to do with the way the group is put together. If the results of the group’s activities happen in the same environment as the individuals making up the group, that group will have a natural stake in making sure their collective actions are not detrimental to themselves, their families, and the world immediately around them. Your friendly neigh-


The Occupy Wall Street movement indicates that we’re remembering what we’ve forgotten: that we create our economy, and that the whole system relies upon our trust in each other. borhood golem, in other words, will not hurt you. When you volunteer for a local charity, or when you shop at a locally owned business, you are supporting this kind of an entity.

at the foundation of every economy is obscured. Humans are distanced from humans as the corporate veil thickens into an impenetrable wall. Layoffs, outsourcing, and cutting health benefits and pensions all Golems gone feral make sense on paper, but cause a lot of human misery in the real These days, however, mighty corworld. In the end, humanity is sufporations bestride the fering from the strain globe, and they are on our economy caused definitively not local by this failure of trust. entities. The colossus The Occupy Wall that is your average Street movement inditransnational corporacates that we’re rememtion is a feral golem, bering what we’ve forcontrolled by shareholdgotten: that we create ers that may also be corour economy, and that, porations. So how powlike an asue, the whole erful are they? A study system relies upon our done recently by anatrust in each other. lysts in Zurich, Transnational corporaSwitzerland, tracked the tions are not entirely connections between Golem of Prague bad. It is because of 43,000 such corporatheir gargantuan ability to pool tions, and found that when they resources that we as a species are accounted for share ownership of able to work on curing cancer and corporations by corporations, a core harvesting renewable energy from of 1,318 companies controlled the sun and wind. However, when about 60% of global revenues. we tell ourselves that a poor person Furthermore, of those 1,318 compa“doesn’t deserve” health care, or nies, a “super-entity” of 147, mostly that corporate pollution in a foreign financial institutions, controlled country “doesn’t matter,” we are 40% of the total net wealth in the telling a lie. We all live on a tiny network. For soulless creatures planet in the middle of a vast void made of inanimate materials and of space, and there is no such thing words on paper, these golems have as a business externality. What goes become incredibly powerful. around comes around. u Corporations own shares in corporations which own shares in corAlice Bain is a Salt Lake-based artist. Look for her blog updates, appearing several times a week, at porations, like a series of matryoshWWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET. ka dolls. The human effort that lies

Further reading on the legend of the golem: EN.WIKIPEDIA .ORG/WIKI/GOLEM WWW.PRAGUE.NET/GOLEM WWW.PANTHEON.ORG/ARTICLES/R/ RABBI_LOEB.HTML WWW.TEMPLESANJOSE.ORG/JUDAISMINFO/TRADITION/GOLEM.HTM

on corporate personhood: WWW.HUFFINGTONPOST.COM/ROBERT-KOEHLER/CORPORATE-PERSONHOOD_B_433615.HTML EN.WIKIPEDIA .ORG/WIKI/CORPORATE_PERSONHOOD WWW.HUFFINGTONPOST.COM/2011/10/17/SUPREME-COURT_N_1015953.HTML WWW.NEWSCIENTIST.COM/ARTICLE/MG21228354.500-REVEALED—THE-CAPITALIST-NETWORK -THATRUNS -THE-WORLD.HTML?DCMP =OTC-RSS&NSREF=ONLINE-NEWS]

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FOOD & HEALTH

12 November 2011 Catalystmagazine.net

To meat or not to meat? One woman’s quest for a healthy, sustainable diet leads beyond raw foods veganism

BY VANESSA JOHANSSON

ears ago, I was the co-owner of a 40-restaurant Subway franchise in multiple states. That income allowed me to retire; I never needed to work again. Then I began to uncover the horrors of factory farming, as well as the health challenges caused by the consumption of cooked meat. I knew my days of being a franchise restaurant owner were over. I began intensive experimentation on my own body with herbs and raw foods. I studied intensely for seven years, earning a degree in nutrition along the way. I watched my body shrink and grow and go pale and fill out and get sick and weak. Hives, acne, a sore throat for 18 months, candida, weird emotional stuff, and so much more colored my raw vegan days. I have been front row witness as well as in-house medicine woman to my three superhero children and my brave and willing life partner. When I stepped onto this extreme path seeking health, I was in large part motivated by the understanding that other feeling and living beings suffered so I could have life. I cut anything with a face from my diet. I felt that if I ate lower on the food chain, not only would there be more food for all, but there would be less suffering in the world. I wanted to preserve the natural resources of this planet. I knew eating meat was resource intensive. I believed conventional farming methods were responsible for pretty much all of the illness and disease being experienced today, not to mention the destruction of our land, water, air and trees. I stand in a very different place today, and it has been a riveting journey to get here. I know with certainty that my position and perspective will continue to evolve as my understanding continues to grow.

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Plants are living beings The “I don’t kill my food” rationale for eating vegetarian does not hold up. This was a painful admission to make to myself. I loved believing that I had eradicated the killing of other beings from my karma. Unless you are growing your own food or buying only from local small farms, eat-

ing a plant- and grain-based diet means you are being supported by monocrop agriculture, which wipes out entire biosystems. The vegan diet plays a part in the destruction of a viable and healthy, sustainable ecosystem. My next sticking point was the issue of what is alive and what is not. Is a tree less alive than a deer or a cow? Read The Secret Life of Plants and you will know that plants are as conscious as you and I. A 300-yearold tree may be more conscious than the average human adult today. Plants are life, the big life. Everything else is little life, depending on the big life for survival.

Sustainability “What is sustainable?” is the next question in the carnivore, omnivore, or herbivore dialogue. It is a wonderful step taken as a living being when one becomes aware that this is a shared planet, and that all need to be fed, sheltered, watered, and given their time in the sun. How can I live in a way that is sustainable over the course of my life and makes life sustainable for as much other life as possible? Rule number one is to understand that we can not pollute the pond that we live in. “Sustainable” will of course mean no more pollution than can be easily handled by the earth and trees and waters and by our own bodies and the bodies of all living things. Sustainable ideally means that what we take is renewed quickly and easily. Is food flown in from the South America sustainable? The number of calories required to get it from there to me outweighs the nutrition it provides. Add in the pollution caused by producing and then burning the jet fuel, and mining and producing the metal for the planes and trucks that carry the food, and it becomes clear that this is not a sustainable way to eat. Eating food grown where I live, in soil that is loved, is sustainable. It used to be that the food supply regulated the population. A community or tribe would not have more people in its fold than there were resources to support them. A direct relationship with your food reduces waste. Respect for the soil and water are keys to planetary health and the health of all living creatures.

Health The raw vegan living foods diet is a cleansing diet. But over time, if a body remains in a mode of cleans-


ing without taking nutrition back in, it will begin to break down. Somewhere around four years into a raw vegan diet, I began to feel what I will call “hungry.” I did not know why. I chalked it up to needing to cleanse more, and so I did just that. Lots of juice fasts, lots of intestinal cleanses, more of what I had already been doing. It was not making me feel any better. Though I had read all of the books on why vegan is best, as well as amassing a group of raw vegan personalities as friends, something was still not adding up in my own body. It was hard to let go of what I had decided was true and allow something bigger to teach me. I learned a lot in that transition about the nature of life and the constant movement of consciousness as we evolve. What was true six years ago is not true today. Our perspective is always limited and we can only see from where we stand, so we must simply trust the journey, do our homework, and evolve out of arrogance. I came to understand that my body is profound in its wisdom. I can only continue to learn how to attune to this wisdom, bow to it, and be respectful of its magnitude and my own brain limitations. I can hear the vegans and raw foot enthusiasts writhing in agony as these words are being read. What needs to be clearly understood is that all of the studies done on meat

“The ‘I don’t kill my food’ rationale for eating vegetarian does not hold up.” —VANESSA JOHANSSON

how else to say this. There is a nagging feeling that something is missing. There is a very feminine quality to this diet that for a lot of people simply does not work long-term. Plant foods contain an abundance of phyto-estrogens, especially nuts and seeds including coconuts and avocados. Combined with the estrogenic environment emerging from hormone disruptors such as phthalates, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and plastics, we are truly in a state of estrogenic dominance. After years as a raw foods vegan, I felt soft

Eating a plant- and grain-based diet means that you are being supported by monocrop agriculture, which wipes out entire biosystems. The vegan diet plays a part in the destruction of a viable and healthy, sustainable ecosystem. and dairy eaters and their health, or lack thereof, were conducted on people eating conventional, not organic, and of course they were done on people eating cooked animal products. This is a critical distinction. From“The China Study” and “Diet for a New America” to “Food Revolution,” they all focused and reported on conventional methods of farming and processing animal products and cooked protein for their statistics and studies. I am talking about raw, organic, freerange, grassfed. This paints an entirely different picture.Over time I found that the raw vegan diet becomes too flimsy. I don’t know

and weak no matter how much I exercised. Right about that time, I began hearing that some big names in the raw vegan world had changed their minds about some animal products. For example, David Wolfe, a raw vegan for over 15 years, selfproclaimed authority on extreme nutrition, and author of many books on the raw vegan diet as a success technology, now promotes raw, free range, grass-fed organic dairy such as butter, milk, cheese and egg yolks. These animal-based foods stimulate a different, more masculine, range of hormones and chemicals. End results of a less estrogenic diet will be strength, flexibility, lean

muscle, mental sharpness, and noticeably enhanced brain function due to the high percentage of long chain fatty acid and omega-3 fatty acid profiles. I deeply feel the absence of the omega-3 fatty acids, found in high amounts in fish, when I go long periods of time without eating them. My whole family has noticed this for themselves, and we periodically eat raw salmon or cold smoked salmon from Alaska. Adding in raw milk and egg yolks has also been met with a two thumbs up from the family after years of raw vegan eating. We all just feel much better. We source the highest quality animal products possible, and appreciate the added health and clarity that this transition has afforded us. Epidermal and nerve growth factors such as vitamins B-12, A, D, and K are in animal products but cannot be found in plant food. A vegetarian diet lacks the fat-soluble catalysts needed for mineral absorption. Over time, this can lead to breakdown in the body as well as critical deficiencies. Nucleotides are found in the highest concentrations in nutritional yeast, egg yolks, marine phytoplankton and sardines. These are critical longevity foods as they prevent the corruption of the DNA codes which are literally our body’s Instruction Manual from God. Think Caesar salad, a meal fit for a king. All four of the longest-lived peoples of this planet include a portion of animal products in their diets. The Hunzas, the Okinawans, the Vilcabambans, and the people of the Caucasus Mountains of Russia all eat animal meats, fats and dairy. The vegetarian inhabitants of southern India, on the other hand, have the shortest lifespan of any peoples on earth. Through my personal nutrition journey, I was able to get out of my head and into my body and simply pay attention and listen. I encourage you to do the same for yourself. I still love my superfoods and abundant greens from my garden. I love my backyard grapes and peaches and tomatoes. I am turning the basketball cement pad in the backyard into a year-round winterized garden. I also now love my fermented raw milk, raw eggs and raw wild salmon. Go figure.u Vanessa Johansson is the CEO and owner of RainbowShadow Labs in Oregon. She lives in Salt Lake City.

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November 2011

SOMANAUT

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Get up! Standing desks improve health BY DANIEL SCHMIDT ur culture sits more than any other society in history. Much of our life is experienced less than two feet from our faces. What are the effects of sitting and staring at a monitor for endless hours? Hunter gatherers didn’t have Mac books. We evolved to walk and see. That means our vision is designed to work from a moving platform, and to perceive a variety of distances,

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colors, sizes and shapes—all in natural light. Holding the body still leaves the eye muscles to do all the work of creating a visual field. I suggest a standing workstation and a tall stool rather than a regular office chair. Thomas Jefferson sometimes stood to read and write. He was much too tall to fit in the average chair of his time. Ernest Hemingway wrote all his novels standing at his writing table. David

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K. Reynolds, therapist and prolific author, writes at his stand-up desk for four hours each morning and says standing helps him stay focused. Standing desks have also been used in Minnesota schools, showing benefits for ADHD kids. Prices range from a DIY unit built with what’s already in the basement to thousands of dollars. Motorized height-adjustable desks are great if you share your workstation, or if you just want to impress people with your cool toys. I personally use an Ikea Fredrik work station ($149). Here is my set-up for a desktop computer with a separate monitor and keyboard. Get a tape measure. Measure the distance from the floor to your elbow. Position the desktop so that your keyboard and mouse are one to two inches below your elbow height—any higher and you will lift your shoulders a bit every time you move your hands. The shoulder-lifting muscles are connected to your neck and head, so when they pull your shoulders up, they also pull your head down. Fighting to keep your head up is a major cause of headaches and back pain, so it is worth paying careful attention to the height of your keyboard. Conversely, reaching up to use your mouse is very tiring, and can lead to “mouse arm”—tight swollen arm and shoulder muscles, as well as tension headaches. Get a mouse with a track ball option, especially if you use your mouse extensively. You can learn to switch back and forth from moving the mouse to rolling the track ball.

The low seats of modern desk chairs encourage slumping. It might feel nice at first (the initial stretch can feel great), but curling forward squashes your digestive organs and stretches your back muscles so they overwork.

Some people even switch sides midday, using the mouse right-handed in the morning and left-handed in the afternoon. The top shelf will hold your monitor. To position it properly, lookstraight ahead and measure from the floor to your chin. The center of the screen goes at chin level. So you need to measure your monitor from the base (not just the bottom of the screen) to its center, and subtract that from your chin height. That gives you the level for your monitor shelf. Even an inch or two difference will make your neck muscles work more. A stand-up workstation is an easy do-it-yourself project. Wallmounted shelves, or the classic cinder block and board shelving favored by grad students everywhere, will do. Fine adjustments can be made with stacks of old textbooks or other props. A more upscale solution would be to place this set-up in a deep bookshelf, with doors to hide it when not in use. Position the screen at least 16 inches from your face. My set-up with the wider shelf for my keyboard ensures that I am about 22 inches away. Being too close to the screen makes your eyes work harder. If you need larger print to see better, hit command-plus on Macs (control-plus on PCs). Try it out, and check to see if you feel more relaxed. Longer focal length means less work for your eye muscles, less “near point strain.” Get a bigger monitor if you can’t get the print large enough at that distance. You will love the comfort. Laptops bring a different set of challenges. Simplest laptop solution: Do the same things and add a remote keyboard ($12-plus for PCs, $50-80 Macs). Another solution requires a frame to hold your laptop in a tilted position, i.e. the keyboard is angled up from the edge to the screen. The idea is that the screen height is the same (centered at your chin), your elbows will be bent a lot to get your hands on the keyboard. It can be done, but I recommend the separate keyboard as it is easier. The advantage of a frame is that it can be portable. If you can’t stand long enough to do what you need to do, and you really can’t do less, then you need a tall stool. Your stool should let you sit with your head at exactly the same height as when you stand. Then you won’t need to adjust your monitor, keyboard and mouse every


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general back pain and sciatica. A firm seat is better than a soft one. Soft seats allow us to sag into our favorite spots, and eventually create a depression that almost forces us into bad habits. The back of a chair is decoration. Never lean back and work. Leaning back means you have to work your neck very hard to be able to see forward, and then strain to lift your arms to reach the keyboard. Likewise, slumping down, so that you round your low back toward the back of the chair, is brutal for your neck, shoulders, and back. A tall stool makes both of these problems easier to solve. Adjustable stools, like doctors’ exam stools, are nice, but may not go up enough. Lab stools are a better bet. For longlegged people, it will take some hunting to find a tall enough stool. And now for a blunt truth: Eight hours a day of anything is too much. Your body craves variety, and breaks down under monotony. Because you are already standing, you can simply walk away from the desk, open the door, and head outside! 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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Turn your key, be idle free—or else Idling your car longer than two minutes is now illegal in SLC! Late last month, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an antiidling ordinance that’s been in the works for nearly a year. First-time offenders will receive a warning, but after that the fine jumps to $50$210, depending on the number of further citations. There will be an initial six-month grace period and a public awareness campaign before the ordinance takes effect. Idlers at banks, fast food restaurants and other drive-through based businesses will be exempt, as long as the business has a posted “No Idling” sign (which will act as the deterrent rather than a threat of a fine). Also, motorists will be allowed to idle vehicles so they can use heaters and air conditioning when the temperature is below 32 or above 90 degrees —because, after all, we are Americans and we avoid discomfort at all costs. Parking enforcement officers will be in charge of citing offenders.

Say goodbye to the P in your PB&J According to the Wall Street Journal, climate change is wreaking havoc on the peanut industry— record heat this year brought on droughts that have devastated

peanut crop yields, radically driving up prices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates the price of a ton of peanuts at around $1,150—it was $450 per ton last year. And next year is expected to be just as dry. Just watch—Skippy’s will remake itself as a hipper, pricier product, to be served with a good wine. TINYURL.COM/NOMOREPEANUTS

Nothing but hot air Arizona has plans to create what could be one of the greenest energy power plants the world has ever seen—using nothing but hot air.

it even works at night (the earth soaks up a lot of heat during the day, and keeps the air warm all night). The tower would be made of concrete and is expected to pay back its construction ($750 million) and carbon debt in 2.5 years. Construction is estimated to provide about 1,500 jobs. TINYURL.COM/HOTAIRPOWER

Won’t somebody please think of the fishes? One of the main criticisms of hydroelectric power (think dams) is the heavy toll the turbines take on the fish: They get shredded up as they go through if the turbines are allowed to spin at 100%. The problem may soon be a thing of the past, though. Scientists at the Electric Power Research Institute and Alden Labortories have come up with a new fish-friendly turbine that boasts a 100% survival rate for fishes passing though, even when they’re turned up to the max. Hydropower currently provides about 7% of the nation’s electricity, and the ability to use these new turbines at full capacity is estimate to produce 8,500 more megawatts of power. TINYURL.COM/FISHFRIENDLYTURBINES

Worried about toxins in your air? Check your poop! Oh, and what will be the second tallest structure ever built. The plan, a 2,600-foot-tall solar updraft tower, will generate 200 megawatts of electricity and should last at least 90 years. The idea is fairly simple: A huge greenhouse-like translucent canopy will surround the tower, and the sun’s rays penetrate the canopy and heat the air, which rises through the tower. And unlike solar,

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Solar-powered air travel Getting a conventional airplane up into the air for any realistic amount of time using solar panels is probably a long way off—but how about a solar-powered helium blimp? Well, that’s already here. Toronto-based startup company SolarShip has recently unveiled a hybrid airship/airplane: the large triangle-shaped craft is filled with helium (just a bit less than what would be required to lift it off the ground) and lithium-ion batteries (powered by solar panels) power turbines that provide thrust. The combination of static lift (blimp) and aerodynamic lift (airplane) get it off the ground. The craft can carry about 2,205 pounds and can travel more than 600 miles. SOLARSHIP.COM

Clean water from the sun There’s been all sorts of thirdworld water purification innovations lately—the small-scale ultraviolet purification stations in India, for example. The Eliodomestico, though, is one of the neatest things I’ve seen in a long time: a small still made of terracotta and a zinc-plated sheet. You just pour water into the spout at the top and wait. Heat from the sun turns the water to steam which condenses and collects in the bowl at the bottom—safe and drinkable. The inventor, Gabriele Diamanti, released the design under a Creative Commons license and would like to see it built by local workers. TINYURL.COM/SOLARSTILLDIAMANTI

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What’s new around town BY CAROL KOLEMAN for Spiritual Living meets on Sundays at the Columbus Community Center, 2531 South 400 East in South Salt Lake, with services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.

Blue Star Coffee and Juice have new hours for their downtown location, 435 S 400 W. Open seven days a week, 7 a.m.-5 p.m., it’s a sweet little drive up with fresh fruit and veggie juices, in addition to their own roasted coffee. Best part is...wait for it...they deliver! 801-532-3788. After 18 years, Ruth Lubbers is retiring from her role as executive director of Art Access/VSA Utah. Ruth has made a great impact in our city by providing mentors, educators and artist opportunities to our youth and special needs community. Ruth, we thank you for the years of commitment and energy you have dedicated to Art Access and to everyone who has experienced it.

HEAL UTAH’S FALL FUNDRAISER Featuring special guest Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson

Local psychic, medium and Akashic reader Darryl Woods is now on the radio. Darryl is the host of Connecting with Spirit, a radio show on BLOGTALKRADIO.COM that explores all things spiritual with different guests each week. He also gives free minireadings. The show can be heard live every Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Happy Anniversary to Eric Cole and Underfoot Floors. For 10 years Underfoot has been Salt Lake’s go-to place for Earth-friendly flooring. We’re proud to have sent many CATALYST readers their way! Visit their showroom on 3rd West (near CostCo) for cork, bamboo, marmoleum and more. Great party favor: Book a psychic for a party or event. Intuitive Journeys has readers for all occasions. INTUITIVEJOURNEYS.NING.COM Scott Evans of Pago on 9th and 9th has procured space for another restaurant east of Liberty Heights Fresh, where that old eyesore of a Dairy Queen building sat for so long. Opening night is a long time coming, as much needs to be done. Until then, we’ll be dreaming of the deliciousness to come!

In keeping with the personal transformation that Golden Braid Books supports, the store has gone through a significant transformation of its own. The entire space has been reinvented where products and books are integrated into themed sections such as Spiritual Traditions, Relationships, Home & Garden, and Literature & Art—18 sections in all. They've also expanded the jewelry, greeting card, and bodycare sections. Golden Braid still features in-house psychics for daily readings but they now take place in a more private space. The Salt Lake Center for Spiritual Living announces the Rev. Marty Bacher as permanent senior minister. The Center

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

•ANIMALIA: pron. Ah-nee-MALE-ya.

Waylon Waylon, an older gentleman, got this name because he likes to hum. Can’t get much better than a humming llama. If you want to sing along with him, he’s waiting for your call.

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The National Ability Center (NAC) equestrian program offers three different forms of equine-assisted activities and therapy six days a week. NAC has been providing this affordable program to individuals of all ages with physical and/or cognitive disabilities and their families since 1985. Located in Park City, the beautiful 17,000 sq. ft. arena (heated in winter) and barn provide riding year-round. Volunteer opportunities are available for the Equestrian program as well. WWW.DISCOVERNAC.ORG

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November 12: 13th Annual Ching Farm Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner. Columbus Community Center, 2531 South 400 East, South Salt Lake. More info and tickets at BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM November 13: PETCO, the PETCO Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, and Hill’s Science Diet will host the second annual pet food drive. Food donations will be accepted at any PETCO locations during business hours. Hill’s Science Diet will match donations of Science Diet pet food purchased at PETCO.

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them. —Phil Pastoret

Multimedia Read: Best Friends by Samantha Glen. A moving story (be prepared for tears) of how Utah’s own Best Friends

Sanctuary began roughly 25 years ago with an inspired group of 18 friends from all corners of the world, and how their shared commitment to animal advocacy altered the animal rights world across the country. Watch: Anyone who believes animals don’t feel empathy, watch this: Elephants saving their baby. WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=5O-BFMCWIY8 Website: Wild Aware Utah. Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), Wildlife Protection Society (WPS), and Utah State University (USU) have partnered to develop this great resource for learning about Utah wildlife, how wildlife and humans may live together harmoniously, and what you can do to help. WWW.WILDAWAREUTAH.ORG

Did You Know? You are the key to fighting poaching in Utah. The Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) uses the help of hunters and nature lovers to catch poachers. Deer, elk, mountain goats—whatever lives in the wild can fall victim to poachers. Though DWR officers catch wildlife violators on their own, many more are caught because someone witnessed a violation and called it in.

A sweet adult La Mancha/Nubian goat, Jane has two baby bucks available to be adopted with or without mama. Our animals come to you this month from Fullmer Menagerie Animal Rescue, which visits shelters and fosters animals who haven’t yet found a home, including animals with special needs. They work on any issues to make pets more adoptable. Fullmer Menagerie has some wonderful dogs that you should also check out: WWW.FULLMERMENAGERIEANIMALRESCUE.COM, or Suspicious scenarios might be a big game animal missing its head, a killed animal left whole or a trapped animal left for more than 48 hours. Sometimes what you witness may seem minor at the time, but it often leads to the discovery of serious wildlife crimes. If you see suspicious activity, don’t confront the person who is committing the violation. Call Utah’s “Turn in a Poacher” hotline at 800-662-3337 to get an officer to the scene. It’s best if you can provide a license plate number, description of the person/vehicle, and the location where the violation is occurring. GPS coordinates are helpful if they are available.

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ore than 30 years ago when I was very young, I lived in a house across the street from a Krishna temple. What I mostly recall is the place was constantly emitting a joyful noise. Day and night, people were in there beating drums and singing and chanting. Generally it was kind of nice to live near so much festivity, though one time my housemate who was trying to sleep off some late night excess got so irritated he ran out in the street in his PJs shaking his fist and cursing at them. However, now that I am all grown up

No matter how much you appreciate diversity in theory, in real life it can be scary to cross cultural boundaries. what strikes me as odd is how very long it took a younger, less confident me to just walk across the street and see for myself what was going on inside. I was reminded of that Krishna temple this summer when I was up in the Uintas on a July night under a starry sky roasting marshmallows and telling stories around the campfire. A friend started telling a Hindu story that he grew up with, which he was teaching to his own kids. According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life fewer than one out of every 200 people in Utah identifies their religion as Hindu. In Utah, the Hindu population is so small that Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, is a relatively unknown event. But in India itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge holiday celebrating the victory of good over evil. There are many wonderful stories about deities and demons that explain why everyone is celebrating. For a lot of people in the world, this is the time of year when you travel home to be with family, eat delicious food and hang strings of lights. You buy new clothes and give each other presents and

send out greeting cards and dance and sing and play games together. And you shoot off fireworks and generally love one another and have a really good time. No matter how much you appreciate diversity in theory, in real life it can be scary to cross cultural boundaries. Especially if you are used to being in the majority culture, it can be intimidating to find yourself in the minority, which may explain why I feel unaccountably nervous walking up to taco carts, wishing my Spanish were better even though nobody has ever refused to sell me a taco. Perhaps we are willing to spend so much money to fly across the world to experience other cultures and see new things because it seems so much more natural to be the foreigner when you are in another country. But I might never get a chance to visit India, and even if I did, it might be the wrong season for Diwali. Diwali celebrations, open to everyone, in several Utah locations. The schedule of festivities at the Sri Sri Radha Krsna Temple assures me that all are welcome and that Ras Garba Indian folk dancing is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very easy for anybody to learn in minutes.â&#x20AC;? So it looks like Diwali is another chance for me to pluck up my courage, walk across the street and go meet my neighbors. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.

Diwali Celebrations: Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple: Festival of Lights, 6pm, Nov. 5 (8628 S. Main St., Spanish Fork) and Nov. 6. (965 E. 3370 S., SLC). WWW.UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG. Classical and folk dancing, live music, dramas, a ceremony of lights, huge vegetarian feast, and offering of respects to a live cow. Indian Student Association Diwali Night, Nov. 5, 6pm University of Utah Union Ballroom. $15. 10th Annual Diwali Celebration : Salt Lake City Main Library, Sunday, November 13, 1-5pm.

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Moab Folk Festival The three-day Moab Folk Festival includes contemporary, traditional, and roots music—as well as food, crafts, and art vendors. Performers include Karla Bonoff, Nina Gerber, Michael Martin Murphey, Cheryl Wheeler, Ferron, Steve Forbert, Peter Mulvey, Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman, Red Rock Rondo, Kate MacLeod, Antje Duvekot, Boris McCutcheon & The Salt Licks, Alicia McGovern and Waiting on Trial.

In Ayurveda, the disease process has an etiology—causal factors, identifiable pathways and a methodology of treatment based on understanding cause and effect. In this practical workshop, participants will learn to read some of these signs—through observation, questioning and tongue, nail and pulse analysis—to learn the pathway in our own bodies and minds so we can become our own healers and catch the disease process before it requires professional intervention. A list of kitchen herbs will be provided for participants to create their own apothecaries!

Moab Folk Festival, Nov. 4-6, Moab, UT. $115 weekend pass, $30 single-venue pass. MOABFOLKFESTIVAL.COM

Diwali, Festival of Lights The Krishna Temple invites everyone to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. The event will include classical and folk dancing, live music, dramas, a ceremony of lights, huge vegetarian feast and offering of respects to a live cow.

Nidana Panchakam: Understanding the disease process from the self-healing perspective, Nov. 5, 4-7p. Shiva Center, 2065 E 2100 S. $35/$40 day of event. SHIVACENTERSLC.COM

The secrets of Ayurvedic nutrition Join Ayurvedic practitioners Arun Deva and Nomi Gallo for this hands-on workshop, cooking class and dinner. Learn the basic principles of Ayurvedic nutrition including the six tastes, the energetics and effects of various foods and the principles of conscious eating. Help prepare a complete Ayurvedic meal from appetizer to dessert with two types of chai. The food will be prepared both vegan as well as vegetarian and as organic, seasonal and fresh as possible. Participants will learn how to prepare simple yet delicious and fortifying meals, as well as the secrets of good digestion, absorption and assimilation. The Sacred Art of Eating seminar and dinner, Nov. 6, 12-4p. Shiva Center, 2065 E 2100 S. $50 (limited to 15). SHIVACENTERSLC.COM

Fundamentals of energy healing workshop This class provides training, theoretical context and practical experience in various

Diwali, Festival of Lights, Nov 5-6. Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. Free. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

Medicinal herbal intensive This herbal medicine class will focus on the understanding and confidence you need to begin using herbs appropriately in diet and health care. The class is a pre-requisite to Herbal Preparedness that will be held on November 19 (see website). Herbal preparations will be explained through hands-on demonstrations and herb resources will be shared. Instruction will also be given on history and lore, botany, harvest and preservation, wildcrafting, materia medica, sacred plant medicine and more. Medicinal herbal intensive, Nov. 12, 12-3p. Millcreek Herbs, 3191 S 3300 E (lower level). $35 (includes materials). TINYURL.COM/HERBALPREP.

hands-on healing techniques, including the Energy First Aid Kit. Students learn to sense energy in the body, work with the aura and chakra system and study five basic energy types. Bear McKay, director, is an approved continuing education provider for the

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Fundamentals of Energy Healing, Nov. 19-20. Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 S Highland Dr. $400. SAHAJHEALING.COM

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Jewish Arts Festival

Reverse the Curse

The Jewish Arts Festival opens with NYC Top 10 comedian Modi. He was voted one of the top 10 comedians in NYC by the Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine. He has been featured in the New York Times, TIME OUT NY, The New York Post, and the Friars Epistle. He has appeared on CBS’s CSI: NY, HBO’s The Sopranos, NBC’S Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central’s with Collin Quinn and the USO Live Tour and E! Entertainment’s Howard Stern Show. Havdallah Celebration before the show and a Middle Eastern tasting by Mazza Restaurant. On Sunday, the festival is full of art, live music, dancing, storytelling, children’s activities and food.

Was your coming-of-age empowering, or is there a knot in your stomach when you think of your adolescence? Since most women were never welcomed into womanhood, many consider their periods a bother or (moreso in past generations) “the curse.” For men, the lack of a significant rite of passage often translates into different “curses” in their lives. Come for an evening of inspiration that will provide you with steps for healing discomforts from your adolescence and hopefully inspire you to create a different experience for today’s youth.

Jewish Arts Festival, Nov. 12 (Modi) 6-10p; Nov. 13, 12-6p. I.J. and Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center, Two North Medical Drive. $25 for Modi, festival on Sunday free. SLCJCC.ORG

Ullr Ball “Pray For Snow” fundraiser for Save Our Canyons Come honor Ullr, the Norse God of snow. The event, sponsored by Voile-USA and Squatters, will feature food by Squatters (included with ticket price), live music by Matteo and Holy Water Buffalo, a showing of Powderwhore’s newest film, “Breaking Trail,” a ski and board wax station (so bring your gear!), a killer raffle with top of the line gear by VoileUSA, Petzl, Niche Snowboards, RAMP Sports, Discrete Headwear and more.

Reverse the Curse, Nov. 11, 7-8:30p. Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 S Highland Dr. $15-25 (sliding scale). , DEANNALAM.COM Karen Davis and Troubador

Ching Farm Sanctuary vegan Thanksgiving dinner The 13th year of Ching Sanctuary’s vegan Thanksgiving dinner will feature keynote speaker Karen Davis, silent auction and, of course, a vegan holiday feast. Davis is the founder and president of United Poultry Concerns, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl. Vegan Thanksgiving dinner, Nov. 12, 5-9p. Columbus Community Center, 2531 S 400 E. CHINGSANCTUARY.ORG

Natural History Museum of Utah grand opening Community Gala Celebrate the Natural History Museum of Utah's new home, the Rio Tinto Center, at the community gala. New exhibits immerse visitors in the evolution, diversity and mystery of life on Earth as Utah reveals it. One night only, get face-to-face with the craftsmen who built it, the designers who envisioned it, and the scientists whose stories it tells. 21 and older.

Ullr Ball, Nov. 15, 7p. Squatters Pub, 147 W Broadway. $12/$15 at door. SAVEOURCANYONS.ORG

UMNH Gala, Nov. 17, 7p. UMNH Rio Tinto Center, 301 Wakara Way. $45. WWW.NHMU.ORG/GALA

HEAL Utah Fall Party

“Buy Local First” Week

Live music, food and a presentation on renewable energy from one of the world’s preeminent atmospheric scientists— join HEAL Utah and Dr. Mark Jacobson of Stanford University for an evening learning about and discussing the potential of renewable energy to power the world. Enjoy a dinner from Rico’s, drinks and live music by Eric McKenna Spreng before commencing the program. All ticket proceeds benefit HEAL Utah’s work to promote renewable energy and protect Utah from nuclear threats.

By simply shifting 10% of your holiday gift budget from big-box chain stores to your favorite local boutiques and shops, you

HEAL Utah Fall Party, Nov. 15, 6:15-8:30p. The State Room, 638 S State St. $35/$45 after Nov. 10. HEALUTAH.ORG

Buy Local First Week, Nov. 25-Dec.2. LOCALFIRST.ORG

Spirit Public Samhain ritual Earth Haven, an adult working Coven of Tradition, is offering a Samhain ritual—a working for the dead—in order to share the traditional work of the coven with the public. If you have lost a loved one in the past year, or if you have a departed loved one very dear to you that you choose to honor this night, bring a picture or an item belonging to that person and you will have the opportunity to place it on the Ancestral Altar and light a candle for your loved one (items must be reclaimed at the end of the evening). Participants are requested to bring a dish to share after the ritual. The Coven warns that there may be heavy spirit activity at the rite, and that this is not a children’s Halloween event.

Climate Change: From Despair to Empowerment Feeling overwhelmed by the climate crisis? Are grief and despair holding you back from action? Join this workshop to work through grief and despair to action— empowered to engage, advance and defend a livable future. Based in large part on the work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy’s “The Work that Reconnects.” Facilitator and guide is Barbara Ford—activist, therapist, singer and artist. Climate Change workshop, Nov. 5, 9a-5p. Episcopal Conference Center, 75 S 200 E. $50. SLCUU.ORG

Samhain ritual, Nov. 5, 7:30p-12a. Crone’s Hollow, 2470 S Main St. $10 suggested donation. CRONESHOLLOW.COM

Cosmic Convergence 11-11-11

generate more new jobs, boost independent business, get unique gifts, and best of all, keep three times more of your hard-earned money in your own community. This year, focus your holiday shopping on local businesses. Visit Local First’s website for more info and to download the Gift Shift coupon.

Lectures & talks

Celebrating the end of the 7th day of creation in the Mayan Calendar and it's significance in the Evolution of Consciousness: 11-11-11 is known as the gateway for humanity to step into the awareness of unity consciousness, and own its divinity as cocreators of the new earth. Tools for transformation and messages of consciousness shared by local shamans, mystics, evolutionaries and musical artists for this birth 2012 time period. Cosmic Convergence, Nov. 11, 7-9:30p. Larry Miller Auditorium at SLCC, 9750 S 300 W. $11.11. COSMICCONVERGENCE-EORG.EVENTBRITE.COM

Hunter Lovins in SLC L. Hunter Lovins (dubbed “Hero of the Planet” by Time magazine) will speak at Westminster College on “Climate Capitalism: The Business Case for Sustainability.” Lovins is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, a sustainability think tank focusing on energy and resource efficiency. She teaches sustainable business management at Bainbridge Graduate Institute and Denver University. Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy lecture, Nov. 15, 7p. Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E. Free. WESTMINSTER.EDU


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Stegner Center Green Bag Lecture

Stoutt, bass; Dave Murphy, drums. Produced by Music in the Box and presented by Brolly Arts.

The Stegner Center presents Rick Danvir, wildlife manager for Desert Land and Livestock, and Bill Hopkins, director of the Utah Grazing Improvement Program, with the lecture “Biodiversity and Habitat Conservation: Lessons from Working Ranches.” The Green Bag lecture Series is sponsored by the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment and the Natural Resource Law Forum. Lunch is provided.

A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe, Dec. 2, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Black Box Theatre, 138 W Broadway. $15/$12 students. ARTTIX.COM

Green Bag Lecture, Nov. 8, 12:15-1:15p. S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Rm. 106. Free. WWW.LAW.UTAH.EDU/STEGNER

Tanner Forum on Social Ethics: Edward James Olmos Actor Edward James Olmos will deliver his “We’re All in the Same Gang” lecture and forum discussion. Olmos is a multi-talented actor, producer, director and community activist. Olmos is a US Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, and a national spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He is also the executive director of the Lives In Hazard Educational Project, a national gang prevention program funded by the U.S. Dept. of Justice. Tanner Forum: Edward James Olmos, Nov. 9, 121p. Salt Lake Community College Grand Theatre, 1575 S State St. Free. SLCC.EDU

Food Hair: The American Tribal Love Rock Musical Hair is the musical celebration of life, a love letter to freedom and a passionate cry for hope and change. The musical has some of the most rousing and soulful songs ever written for the stage, including “Let the Sunshine In,” “Easy to Be Hard,” “ Good Morning Starshine,” “Aquarius” and, of course, “Hair.” Hair, Nov. 11-20, 7:30p; Matinees on Nov. 19 & 20 at 2p. Babcock Theatre, 300 S 1400 E. THEATRE.UTAH.EDU

Cryptozoology and the search for Sasquatch Utah Valley University’s Philosophy and Humanities Department will present a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum, a physical anthropologist and professor of biological sciences at Idaho State University Pocatello. Meldrum specializes in vertebrate evolutionary morphology, comparative foot morphology and locomotion in primates. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of cryptozoology, the study of animals not (yet) recognized by science. Meldrum’s cryptozoological research centers around surviving relict homonids such as Sasquatch, Orang Pendek and Yeti. Jeffrey Meldrum lecture, Nov. 11, 5-8:30p. UVU, 800 W University Parkway, Orem. Library Lecture Hall (LI 120). WWW.UVU.EDU/PHILHUM

Performance and Film Ghost Bird

Film—Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames explores the inspiring life and many ‘deaths’ of one of the western world’s most important wisdom keepers, and sends a clarion call to a planet in the midst of “a shedding of its outworn skin.” Renowned Jungian analyst and author Marion Woodman is celebrated for her work on feminine psychology and addiction, but her words and her wisdom speak to nearly everyone. Marion Woodman: Dancing in the Flames, Dec. 1, 7p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. JUNGUTAH.COM

Ghost Bird tells the timely story of the Ivory-billed woodpecker’s miraculous rediscovery in 2005. The bird’s resurrection was heralded around the world as proof that conservation efforts on behalf of threatened species were making the critical difference between life and death. While the fate of Ivory-bills remains uncertain, there is no question the vital role local conservation efforts play in reversing the planet’s extinction crisis. Ghost Bird, Nov. 9, 7p. SLC Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

America Recycles Day Zero Waste Awards and Film Screening The Utah Recycling Alliance (URA), Momentum Recycling and Salt Lake City Corporation will recognize local businesses, non-profits and government agencies which have set the standard for zero waste in the

Salt Lake Valley. First, presentation of Zero Waste Awards. Following the awards ceremony, attendees will be invited to a screening of Bag It followed by a panel discussion. Wear a costume (recycled materials only) and get a discount ticket. Award presented for the best costume. Zero Waste Awards and Film Screening, Nov. 9, 6-9p. Brewvies Cinema Pub, 677 S 200 W. $5. MOMENTUMRECYCLING.COM, brewvies.com

Park City Burlesque

Cooking with winter produce Learn how to buy, cook and enjoy winter foods, so you can eat local all year long. Susan Odell, co-founder of foodell.com, a Park City resident, and a cooking instructor for 10 years, will demonstrate how to make cooking with winter foods a fun experience. Cooking with winter produce, Nov. 8, 6-7:30p. Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Drive, Park City. $8/$4 members. SWANERECOCENTER.ORG

Kids Arctic Nights Learn about how animals survive in their harsh arctic environments. Participate in story time, crafts, interactive educational activities, games and a scavenger hunt throughout the aquarium.

Park City Burlesque, a Tanya Taylor Production, is an evening of sensual, provocative song and dance showcasing the beauty of the female form in a seductive yet classy performance. Suggested for mature audiences, 16+.

Arctic Nights, Dec. 3, 10a-6p. Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E 10600 S. $9/adults, $7 children. THELIVINGPLANET.COM

Park City Burlesque, Nov. 11, 8p; Nov. 12, 6p & 9p. The Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main Street, Park City. $20. PARKCITYSHOWS.COM

Orchid show

“Who Likes Short Shorts?” Film Festival The “Who Likes Short Shorts?” Film Festival is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The festival is geared toward the promotion of Utah filmmakers and the Utah film industry as a whole. This showcasing of local talent brings films from around the world and demonstrates the range of talent that can be found right here in Utah. “Who Likes Short Shorts?” Film Festival, Nov. 19, 7-10p. The Post Theatre, 294 Fort Doublas Blvd. $10. WELIKESHORTSHORTS.COM

Dan Waldis: A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe Now in its eighth year, “A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe” has become a Christmas tradition that jazz fans and other music lovers look forward to. Waldis performs his magic by giving familiar and traditional Christmas music new life through unique jazz arrangements. Performing with Waldis is the original group: Melissa Pace, vocals; Scott Harris, saxophone and reeds; Jim

Plants Fascinating and unique orchids from the Utah Orchid Society will be on display in the Red Butte Garden Orangerie. Members of the society will answer questions and offer advice about growing and caring for orchids. Bring yer money: Some are for sale. Orchid Show, Nov. 5-6, 10a-5p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $6/free for members. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

Garden Adventures: Fall Foliage Red Butte Garden is full of color, but do you know why are the leaves changing from green to red, orange and yellow? Learn how the changing season affects leaves in the Garden and make your own leaf garlands to take home and display. Garden Adventures: Fall Foliage, Nov. 5, 10a. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $9. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG


COACH JEANNETTE o you know someone who is struggling this holiday season? Whether from illness, unemployment, divorce or financial woes—it’s easy for those who care to inadvertently offer support that backfires. Here’s a quick law of attraction style primer about how to best support a friend in need: Check the ID. How are you seeing this person? If you’re thinking of them as someone who is in trouble or having a rough time, your perception of them in that light actually reinforces that experience. Thoughts are powerful! And your thoughts about them are no exception. Commit to thinking of them in a positive light—as thriving, or on their way to it if that’s too big a stretch. Marie Wilson (founding president of the White House Project) said “You can’t be what you can’t see." If they can’t see their successful future themselves, you might be able to help with that. Don’t fall in. Our desire to be compassionate and present can lead to joining them in their “woe is me, times are tough” stories. Knowing the power of thought, conscious creators sometimes have a

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knee-jerk reaction to try to talk someone out of their negative version of events. But that resistance doesn’t help, either. Let them have it their way; just don’t join them in it. You can listen without buying in, just like we do when our imaginative kids tell their made-up stories. We don’t judge, we don’t correct, we’re just present and appreciative. Give a hand. People who are really struggling have a hard time believing good things are coming. One of the most powerful gifts you can give them is to hold the space— and invite them into it—that better days are ahead. Reinforce your belief in the person’s ability, strength, and happy ending. It’s powerful even when you do it silently to yourself, but sharing a couple of words along the lines of “You are stronger than you realize” or “You’re handling this well” or “This too shall pass” may serve as their lifeline or foothold into hope. When we don’t believe in ourselves, it’s helpful to be reminded of our resilience by someone else who does. What not to do when supporting someone in need: sacrifice your own well being. You are not in a

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LOA-style support How to really help a friend in need BY JEANNETTE MAW

position to be of service when coming from your own struggle. Tend to your needs first. Going broke to support an out-of-work son, getting sick while burning the candle at

peace with how things are for all involved. Peace makes room for positive change. By all means, honor your desire to help, but offer the kind of help that

When we don’t believe in ourselves, it’s helpful to be reminded of our resilience by someone else who does. both ends to care for an aging parent, allowing your own primary relationship to suffer while you support a lonely friend—doesn’t serve anyone. Another not to do is feel guilty for your own fortune while a loved one experiences trouble. Your guilt doesn’t help. Instead, practice your “all is well” thoughts and make

does. Hold positive thoughts of their thriving, maintain your own alignment by not getting sucked into negative stories, remind them of their power, and take good care of yourself, too. u Jeannette Maw is a Law of Attraction coach and founder of Good Vibe Coaching in Salt Lake City. wWW.GOODVIBECOACH.COM

Do you have a sense that Christianity has moved beyond tradition and is stuck in the past? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us are looking for an authentic and deep spiritual experience that is rooted in ancient truths, but we don’t want to have to check our mind at the door or tolerate the prejudice of previous generations. All Saints has a worship experience on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. that is grounded in ancient wisdom while embracing the language and truths of science and contemporary experience ... a spiritual tradition that makes sense in the 21st century.

Sunday Worship at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Adult programs of inquiry offered regularly on Sunday at 10:20 a.m. Spiritual Education and Formation for Children & Youth offered on Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Infant & Toddler Care offered from 9:15 a.m. - Noon On the corner of Foothill Dr. & 1700 South Learn more at www.allsaintsslc.org or call (801) 581-0380

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November 2011 The get-it-done month BY RALFEE FINN here’s no room for slackers this month, so if you’re thinking of leaving something for later—think again. Anything put off, pushed back or postponed during November 2011 is likely to linger until July 2012. So now would be the time to get busy and get “it” done. The good news is that November’s days and nights are action packed,

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November 10, and stays in Virgo, the sign of particulars, until July 3, 2012. No, that’s not a typo. Before Mars moves into Virgo, it opposes Neptune Nov. 1-18. A Mars/Neptune opposition tends to manifest as nervous, irritable energy, that can’t find its own voice because it can barely find its legs. Don’t be surprised if you or someone close to you is in need of extra

November’s days and nights are action packed, and planetary patterns carry the potential to accomplish just about any task. But don’t worry if you don’t feel like working. There is also equal potential for fun. and planetary patterns carry the potential to accomplish just about any task. But don’t worry if you don’t feel like working. There is also equal potential for fun. Just be aware: A profound impulse toward getting grounded and staying that way underlies the entire month, and that deep pragmatic current could persuade many of us—even those who prefer to revel—to roll up our sleeves and devote ourselves to the gratification of hard work and the satisfaction of a job well done. Mars takes the helm this month, and we need to listen to its commands, closely. It enters Virgo on

attention and a more than occasional foot massage. On November 9, at the midpoint of this opposition and right before Mars moves into Virgo, Neptune goes direct in Aquarius, and for the next three months will journey through the last degrees of this altruistic sign. It moves into Pisces on February 3, 2012, and will not return to Aquarius until March 2175. (More about Neptune, in Pisces, in future columns.) When Mars enters Virgo on November 10, it forms a trine to Pluto that lasts until December 6. We love this—just because a

Mars/Pluto trine supplies prodigious amounts of power and energy that can be channeled into all sorts of endeavors from sports to sculpture to writing to woodworking. Remember, this is the month to get “it” done. But that’s not all. Mars also trines Jupiter from Nov. 8-25, forming a Grand Trine in Earth. (Oh…yeah!) This combination of Mars/Jupiter/Pluto provides the possibility for unusual success, because it provides the ability to see the big picture in all of its glorious particulars. It’s one thing to grasp the concept; it’s another thing to understand how the pieces of that puzzle fit together. But it is a whole other octave of success when you have the energy to do whatever it takes to ground that vision into reality. Use it well.

Other November notables: November 1-23: A Mercury/Venus conjunction infuses daily endeavors and nightly pleasures with a deep need for beauty and many thoughts of love. Expect to be inspired. And for the first week of the month, be prepared for unusual proposals. Uranus trines both Mercury and Venus, a positive interaction that could lead to unusual partnerships. November 24-December 13: Mercury is retrograde, just in time for Thanksgiving travel plans to go awry. Mercury Retrograde is always about delays and detours, so make

those plane reservations in the beginning of the month. Also, because Mercury Retrograde is also about communication hassles, be sure to back up everything well in advance of the actual turn-around; the three days before and the three days after the actual retrograde can be just as difficult. There’s a solar eclipse on November 25, and because the eclipse effect is often felt prior to the actual event, Thanksgiving dinner is likely to be more emotionally charged than it usually is. During a solar eclipse, unconscious concerns override conscious ones, and as themes long held in the shadows see the light of day, the surface activities of daily life tend to wobble. Uranus trines both the Sun and the Moon during this eclipse which means we can expect startling revelations, some pleasant and some…well…just startling. November 2011 is a good month to be intentional, especially about what you want to put in motion, and how you want those plans to unfold. While we are as busy this month as we have been for the last many months, November’s signature is all about getting grounded and then doing whatever it takes to stay that way. u Visit Ralfee’s website at www.aquariumage.com or email her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM. © 2011 by Ralfee Finn

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METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH Osho Zen Tarot: Adventure, Existence, Receptivity Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Porcupine Mayan Oracle: Language of Light, Harmonic Resonance Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Cups, Queen of Swords, Five of Cups Aleister Crowley Deck: Pleasure, Science, Prince of Swords Words of Truth: Inappropriate Relationship, Rebellion, Withholding, Learning Experience

A tarot reading for CATALYST readers Visionary November BY SUZANNE WAGNER

ovember is the month for visions of your future. A vision pushes you to discover yourself and find meaning. Visions are often metaphors, and metaphors are not set in stone. The problem is that we often don’t understand the levels of meaning within the visions at the time we experience them. This month, finally, we might be able to see the vision creating itself in our lives. A vision instigates change. A vision is not necessarily literally true. Rather, it is what you need to see in order to muster the courage to move forward. Some visions bring hope and inspiration. But visions can also be frightening. Those of the darker persuasion are designed to make you look at your fears, beliefs and perceptions. The most important factor is what parts of the vision are literally true and what parts are metaphors to help you address aspects within that need modifying. As we come into 2012, some people’s dreams and visions will manifest as Armageddon types of disasters. And people with those fears might manifest them as self-fulfilling prophecies. But are they literally true, or is this a desire for the soul to escape the scary places within, to change and grow? It can also be a little bit of both. Through scary experiences, we are forced to pick up new or unpracticed skills. Fear is a wonderful motivator for change when held properly in centered awareness. That centered awareness is difficult, I know. But it is pos-

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unique products from local artisans sible to observe the situation before reacting to it. Taking a step back allows you to evaluate what is really happening. It allows for a calmer reaction and smoother flow, even in the face of great fear. In November, take a look at all the relationships in your life. Are those relationships filling you up with wonder, love, safety, acceptance and joy? If they are not, it might be time to re-evaluate your choices. All things in life have cycles: people, friendships, business,

A vision is not necessarily literally true. Rather, it is what you need to see in order to muster the courage to move forward. money, emotional issues. When it is time to shift but we are attached to a past vision, it’s difficult, especially when a new vision opens our eyes once again to another possibility. It does not mean the last vision was wrong. The new vision is just a glimpse of where your soul longs to be. The vision motivates you to pursue it. Just remember to stay centered and stable in the process. Dreams are gifts that show us our longing, our desires, and our soul’s yearnings for fulfillment.

Dreams show us other options. Which dreams do not let you go? Which dreams give you joy every time you think of them? These are the dreams to fol-

Scary experiences force us to pick up new or unpracticed skills. low. Do not let the chaos and demands of life take you away from attending to your dreams. Stay open and receptive and see what begins to manifest. Notice who inspires you in your life. Allow their methods to give clues to the pathways that might work for you. We are attracted to people for certain reasons. Others may inspire us because we can understand and relate to their energies. Still, your way will be unique; it will look very different from those who have inspired and motivated you. No one but you can unravel the intricate patterns and energetic blocks you uniquely carry. Others can give us clues or share their tools and abilities with us. But you are the one choosing and manifesting in this reality. You get to create and uncreate your energies as feels correct in each moment. You are an amazing manifestation of sound, matter and light. Create your own symphony. And experience yourself as fully as possible this month. ◆ Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. suzwagner.com

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n the Huangdi Neijing (The between their knees in the Yellow Emperor’s Inner pose, at least initially. If you Canon), a 2,000-year-old text have a known knee injury or if on traditional Chinese mediyour knees feel any discomfort, cine, the Yellow Emperor please roll up your blanket and and Taoist master Qi Bo are displace it under your hips so that cussing longevity. The emperor you are sitting higher. Keep asks: “I am told the people in adding height—blankets or a BY CHARLOTTE BELL ancient times could all survive block—until you can sit comto more than 100 years old, and fortably. You might also try they appeared to be quite rolling up two thin washcloths healthy and strong, but the peoor socks and placing one ple at present time are different, behind each knee as you sit they are not so nimble in action down into Virasana. This can when they are only 50. What is create a bit of space behind the reason?” your knees that might relieve Qi Bo replies: “Those who discomfort. knew the way of keeping good Donna Farhi says, “There’s no health in ancient times always good knee pain.” The knees are kept their behavior in daily life strung together with ligaments. in accordance with nature. Their Ligaments do not have the behaviors in daily life were all “memory” of muscles —they do kept in regular patterns such as not rebound when they are their food and drink were of stretched. Over time, this fixed quantity. They never overstretching can destabilize your worked. In this way, they could knee joints. Virasana can help maintain both in the body and keep your knees nimble, but it in the spirit substantiality, and is important to approach it with were able to live to the old age of caution and respect. It can take more than 100 years.” years for some people’s hips to While I can’t verify that the reach the floor, and if they ancients were “nimble in never do that’s okay, too. It’s far better to sit on blankets and action” well into their 100s, I enjoy healthy knees the rest of have to say that Qi Bo’s words your life than to force yourself are as prescient for the 21st to the floor and risk injury. An century as they were for the first experienced teacher can help you find your century BCE. healthiest position. This sage advice is especially important as fall Once you have found a comfortable position, transitions to winter and Earth’s energy—and our sit in Virasana for five breaths. Settle your hips bodies’ energies—move inward and downward. down into your blankets or the floor. Feed your When I think of ways I might live more harmosit bones into the earth. If you like, you can clasp niously with the downward and inward flow of your fingers and raise your arms over head. Turn fall, yoga poses that ground the body and encourage meditation come to your palms up and reach mind. Virasana (Hero or upward as you root your Heroine Pose) stretches hips. Breathe and expand the thighs and ankles, your torso. After a few strengthens the arches, breaths return your palms improves digestion and to your thighs. Over time, relieves gas, and can be you can increase your therapeutic for high blood stay—as long as you are pressure. It also increases comfortable. When you are circulation to the lower ready, move back to all body, rooting the energy in fours and then into a the pelvic floor and legs. With its digestive benestanding forward bend (Uttanasana). fits and grounding qualities, it is the perfect pose Virasana’s circulatory benefits make it a great to help us make the transition from fall to winter. defense against frigid feet. Its digestive benefits Gather a yoga mat, at least two blankets and a help counteract the effects of too much holiday yoga block. Before you start, practice a simple food and drink. It’s a great alternative to sitting standing forward bend (Uttanasana) to stretch cross-legged in meditation—as long as you give out the backs of your legs. Place a folded blanket your body plenty of blanket or block support. over your mat. Start on your hands and knees. Virasana invigorates the legs as it calms the Place your knees an inch or so apart and separate body/mind energies. It will help you stay warm, the feet a little wider than hip-width. Place your relaxed and rooted throughout the winter. u palms on your calf muscles and press them down Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt into the bones. Still pressing, slide your hands Lake City. Visit her at WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM. back toward your ankles as you sit your hips down between your feet. Comments? Let us know what you think! letMany, if not most, people can’t sit on the floor ters@catalystmagazine.net

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lobbying by candy manufacturers and parents who want that extra hour of light for trick or treating. NOVEMBER 7 Cool app of the month: “Sunrise Sunset Lite” displays not just rise and set times, but also the beginning of civil twilight (dawn) and the end of civil twilight (dusk). NOVEMBER 8 Muck out water features and replace the pump with a deicer. NOVEMBER 9 Genetically engineered blue roses are coming to the U.S. this month. Not bushes, just individual flowers, which have been selling for up to $50 each in Japan. The blue “Applause” is genetically modified to synthesize delphinidin, a plant pigment and antioxidant that gives violas, delphiniums and concord grapes their color. In acidic soil, delphinidin changes from blue to red. NOVEMBER 10 FULL FROST MOON To the Chinese, the “man in the moon” is “the toad in the moon.” NOVEMBER 11 Looking for something special for Thanksgiving? Check out FOODZIE.COM for seasonal and artisan foods, sent direct from growers and producers. Better yet, place your order with a local producer. NOVEMBER 12 Late-season cabbage lends itself to making kim chee (can you say lacto-fermentation and probiotic vegetables?). NOVEMBER 13 If you haven’t already pulled up and composted

annuals and planted a cover crop, pull them now. Mulch beds with three to four inches of straw, leaves or compost (for perennials, four to six inches.) NOVEMBER 14 Wondering what to do with all that kale? Visit KALEEFFECT.COM. Make kale chips. Remove the tough stems, wash, dry well, tear into pieces and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake at 350 degrees on a rimmed baking sheet until crisp, but still green, around 10-12 minutes, stirring once. NOVEMBER 15 As the days grow shorter, water houseplants less frequently, mist them more and hold the fertilizer until spring. NOVEMBER 16 Pediculophobia is not fear of pedicures, but rather of lice. NOVEMBER 17 To ensure the survival of your new tree, an Organic Gardening magazine writer advises: Don't prune the tree, don’t add soil amendments, DO prune the roots ~ and dig a hole wider than deep. NOVEMBER 18 LAST QUARTER MOON. Tonight is the Leonid meteor shower, remnants of Tempel-Tuttle comet. NOVEMBER 19 Herbs were long called “worts,” defined as “plants grown and used by housewives.” NOVEMBER 20 Comfrey baths were once a popular pre-wedding night ritual, as comfrey was said to repair broken hymens, thus restoring virginity. NOVEMBER 21 The Milky Way is on a collision course with the spiral galaxy Andromeda. But don’t worry; it won’t happen for at least five billion years. NOVEMBER 22 Under a black light, bananas glow bright indigo blue when they’re ripe. The glow results from a chemical formed as the plant’s chlorophyll breaks down, and likely guides banana-eating, UVseeing bats and insects to the ripest fruit.

NOVEMBER 23 Your mouth is host to over 500 species of microbes, and the makeup of them differs from person to person. NOVEMBER 24 NEW MOON. Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the standard “gobble, gobble,” wild turkeys cluck, putt, purr, yelp, cut, whine, cackle and kee-kee. When a male turkey gets excited, his head turns blue; when he’s fighting mad, it turns red. NOVEMBER 25 We have taste cells not just on our tongues, but in our intestines and pancreas, too. Tonight is the Andromedid meteor shower, remnants of the comet Biela. NOVEMBER 26 As night falls, look for Venus next to the crescent Moon. NOVEMBER 27 An estimated 40% of the food produced in the U.S. ends up in the trash. Alternatives: Freeze (label well) and eat soon; send leftovers home with friends; compost (more challenging in winter); get a worm bin and some chickens! NOVEMBER 28 This would be a good time to pot amaryllis, daffodils and tulips for mid-winter indoor blossoms. NOVEMBER 29 White willow bark, which has been used to treat pain since the time of Hippocrates, and from which aspirin was developed in 1829, is said to be more effective in treating pain and inflammation than aspirin, and it’s easier on the stomach, too. It also has antioxidant, fever-reducing, antiseptic and immune-boosting properties. NOVEMBER 30 The Sun rises at 7:30 a.m. this morning and sets at 5:01 p.m.

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