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Volume 31 Number 9 â&#x20AC;˘ September 2012







BACK TO THE FUTURE: PUTTING A PERMANENT END TO NUCLEAR TESTING Chris Meecham and Deb Sawyer To date, more than 2,052 nuclear test have been conducted worldwide with nearly half of these done at the Nevada Test Site. The U.S. has yet to ratify the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treatyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;what does it take to end nuke tests forever?


SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER DENNIS HINKAMP Quiet riot: How to relate to an introvert.


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he Atomic Age was ushered in on July 16, 1945 in New Mexico when the first nuclear weapon was tested at the White Sands Proving Ground. Then on August 6 of that year, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and three days later dropped another on Nagasaki, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians. In 1949 the Soviet Union tested its first nuclear weapon followed by the United Kingdom in 1957. For a brief time beginning in 1958, the U.S., the U.K. and Soviet Union agreed on a temporary testing moratorium, but it was short lived, and testing resumed in 1961 at a ferocious pace with 178 nuclear explosions in 1962 alone. U.S. and Russian leaders missed the chance to ban all testing in 1963 but agreed to stop tests in the atmosphere and underwater. Nevertheless, their underground tests fueled a nuclear arms race and other states joined in. France, China, India, Pakistan, and most recently North Korea have also developed and tested nuclear weapons. (Israel, also possesses nuclear weapons, but has not openly conducted a nuclear test explosion.) To date, more than 2,052 nuclear tests have been conducted worldwide with nearly half of these being conducted at the Nevada Test site. A number of these tests deposited high levels of radioactive fallout across a large portion of the United States, including Utah. In 1990, the Radiation Exposure Compensation



Back to the future Putting a permanent end to nuclear testing BY CHRIS MEECHAM AND DEB SAWYER Act (RECA) allowed for some people living downwind of the Nevada Test Site to receive compensation for certain cancers or other serious illnesses caused by fallout exposure. Currently, there is proposed legislation being considered that would expand RECA to include additional victims, increase compensation, add additional covered diseases and authorize additional research. Very little has

President George H. W. Bush signed. The bill put into effect a nine-month U.S. testing moratorium, placed strict conditions on any further testing and required the U.S. to enter test ban negotiations. Other nuclear states quickly followed our lead, resulting in the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on September 1996. The

nations who have yet to ratify the treaty. Not doing so diminishes our credibility in dealing effectively with countries like Iran who are developing nuclear programs. Earlier this year, the National Academy of the Sciences released a review of the CTBT, which found that there is no need for the U.S. to resume nuclear weapons testing. Our weapons can be tested reliably in the laboratory with-

To date, more than 2,052 nuclear tests have been conducted worldwide with nearly half of these being conducted at the Nevada Test site. A number of these tests deposited high levels of radioactive fallout across a large portion of the United States, including Utah. been done to recognize the devastating results of nuclear testing. Only recently did the U.S. Senate pass a resolution setting aside January 27, 2012 as a “Day of Remembrance.” The date also marked the 61st anniversary of the first nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. It has been 20 years since the U.S. conducted a nuclear test. In September 1992, yielding to a sustained grassroots lobbying campaign, Congress adopted the Hatfield-Exon amendment which

international treaty would ban all nuclear testing, put in place a robust system to detect and deter nuclear tests by other states like Iran, and would be a major step toward reducing the threat of nuclear weapons proliferation. President Bill Clinton signed the CTBT on September 24, 1996. However, the Senate, voting along party lines, failed to ratify the treaty in 1999. While 157 nations have ratified the CTBT, it has not yet entered into force. The U.S. is one of only eight key

out nuclear explosions. So what’s the delay to permanently putting an end to testing? As we enter another election cycle, it appears that the old adage “politics end at our shores” is not holding sway. Foreign policy and arms control agreements are becoming partisan issues. President Barack Obama has gone on record in support of CTBT ratification. Speaking in Prague in 2009, President Obama stated, “After more than five decades of talks, it is time for the testing of nuclear weapons to finally

be banned.” George Shultz, Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger are among the many former Republican national security experts who agree. Mitt Romney has yet to take a stand on the CTBT, but has voiced concerns about other international arms control treaties. Senator Orrin Hatch voted against ratification of the CTBT in 1999 and does not seem to have altered his stance, although he led the way for getting compensation to downwinders in 1990. During his campaign in 2010, Mike Lee first supported and then opposed the CTBT. Scott Howell, who is challenging Hatch in this year’s Senatorial election, supports ratification of the CTBT. In the last polls on the issue, the vast majority of Utahns supported a global ban on nuclear testing. In fact, during the 2010 legislative session, the Utah House reflected this bi-partisan support by voting unanimously for a resolution urging our U.S. senators to ratify the CTBT. u Christine Meecham and Deb Sawyer are members of the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (UCAN). Both live in Salt Lake City and have been long-time peace activists.

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he kindest of the dictionary definitions of “crone” comes from Merriam-Webster: withered old woman. Things go downhill from there. Oxford adds “ugly” and DICTIONARY.COM insists on “witchlike.” In case you need it used in a sentence, this fragment is offered on-line: “a run-down house that was inhabited by a cantankerous crone who kept to herself.” Apparently the public perception of the word hasn’t changed much since the Crones Counsel was cofounded two decades ago by the late Shauna Adix, long-time director of the University of Utah’s Women’s Resource Center. But as the group gears up for its 20th-anniversary gathering this October, it holds fast to its own definition: “A crone is a woman of age, power and wisdom.” It also holds fast to its spelling of Counsel. They don’t mean to be a Council, with a hierarchy and rules. They mean to be a gathering of women who listen to, encourage and support one another. They mean to be a group that is honest and hopeful about growing old. “Women are more afraid of growing old than dying,” notes Susan Ann Stauffer, who wrote her PhD dissertation on the Crones Counsel in 2007. Indeed, we are a country where teenagers now use Botox, and 60 is touted as the new 40. But the truth is that there are a lot of old people in America. And Americans are living older longer than ever before in history—an average of 30 extra years, a kind of second adulthood, says cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson. It’s not 30 years tacked on to the end of life, it’s 30 years of an extended middle age or an early old age. These are people who are often still healthy and who can still be useful.

BY ELAINE JARVIK Bateson was in Salt Lake last Spring, talking about her book “Composing a Further Life.” Now 72, she says she remembers thinking about her own future as she hit the standard retirement age, stacking it up against the general consensus that golf might be a worthy pastime. “Playing golf for 30 years— it sounded to me like something from Dante,” Bateson says, referring to the various Circles of Hell. “Longevity requires we rethink our lives in fundamental ways,” Bateson told her audience that evening at the University of Utah. We need to ask these questions, she said: “What am I here for? What’s worth doing and why? What does it mean to get old?” Bateson set out to answer those questions by doing lengthy interviews of older men and women, then writing it all up in a book. The Crones Counsel’s approach is a lot more experiential and experimental —throw a bunch of women together for several days and let them talk, listen, sing if they feel like it, offer spontaneous standing ovations, ask for standing ovations for themselves, and honor what the rest of their culture often discounts. There are no keynote speakers, no panel of experts, no Power Point. Storytelling —their own stories, told without notes and without restraint —are the heart of the gathering. The first Crones Counsel was held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1993 and drew 110 women from around the West. The seventh was held in Salt Lake and drew 400. There have been annual gatherings as far east as Tennessee, and women have come from as far away as Australia. Crones Counsel 2012 will be held at Salt Lake’s Airport Hilton October 10-14. This will be Naomi Silverstone’s first Crones Counsel event. She’s heading toward retirement from the

University of Utah, where she has been professor in the College of Social Work for 30 years, and says that frankly, at age 67, she sometimes feels invisible to her students. At Crones Counsel 2012 she’ll be in charge of “The Red Tent Event,” which gets its name from the 1997 novel by Anita Diamant and the “Red Tent communities” that have sprung up around the world—fabric refuges where women feel safe to talk about their bodies and their lives. Silverstone wants to make space for intergenerational dialogue around each of the four stages of a woman’s life: maiden, mother, matriarch and crone, and hopes the “Red Tent” will attract both young and old women. There are no age limits, at either end, for any parts of the weekend. In fact, several Crones Counsel regulars have been attending since they were in their 30s or 40s. “I was 45 when I went to my first one,” says Janice Brooks, who looked around at the vibrant 80and 90-year-olds then and thought, “This is what I want to grow up to be.” Earlier this summer, at a planning meeting for the October event, 32year-old Annie Kennedy sat around the table with women decades her senior and explained why she wants to be involved. “I think we’re really thirsty for direction,” she says about her age group. “We’re wide-eyed women looking for role models.” Kennedy, a Salt Lake visual artist, is in charge of creating what she calls the “portable sacred space” of the Red Tent. Like Crones Counsels in the past, this one will include a lot of storytelling, informal workshops (in previous years these have run the gamut from tap dancing to “how to plan your own funeral”), and a culminating “Croning Ceremony.”

“We tend to look at aging as a downward arc,” says Stauffer, who has been attending the Counsel since she was 43 and is now both an instructor in the University of Utah’s new Social Work program in St. George and sits on the Crones Counsel Board. “But if you de-couple aging from death, you begin to see it as its own time. It’s our own landscape, our own place.” Sitting around the planning session a couple of months ago, Stauffer explained that “it’s the responsibility of the older woman to show her face.” “And her neck,” added Kaye Chatterton, who attended the very first Crones Counsel at age 49 and is now 70. Everyone laughed. Crones tend to be more accepting of wrinkles, as well as natural hair color. But there is no set way to grow old, they say. Dictionaries may call them withered and even witches, conjuring up cranky women without teeth, but these Crones prefer to think of themselves the way anthropologist Bateson would—as “wise activists” who can perhaps steer the world toward fairness and peace. Not an old hag crone, they say, but a “fairy godmother crone” who honors, embodies and celebrates the deep wisdom of the aging process, an “evolutionary pathfinder who is midwifing a new old age.” u Elaine Jarvik is a freelance writer and playwright. Her plays have been produced at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, and locally by the Salt Lake Acting Company and Pygmalion Theatre Company.

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New Roots

Refugees nurished by the food they grow—and the opportunities is represents BY ADELE FLAIL

Regular readers of CATALYST are aware of the myriad benefits of eating locally, but if you haven’t been sure where to start beyond attending your weekly farmer’s market, we’ve got you covered: For the next year, in partnership with Slow Food Utah, CATALYST will be bringing you info about local resources for eating well. Slow Food Utah is a chapter of the national Slow Food USA organization, itself part of a global grassroots movement that aims at providing food that is, in all ways, better—for the people eating it, for the people growing it, and for the land base it comes from. Thanks to a micro-grant program sponsored by Slow Food Utah, locally focused projects that increase biodiversity, provide access to more healthful food, or contribute to our community’s knowledge base are springing up on farms, community gardens, and backyards all across Utah. Whether you’re looking to connect with local farmers, or are considering your own farming project, CATALYST will be bringing you profiles of the recent recipients of Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program to help map out the local farming landscape.


unny Saturdays at the Redwood Recreation Center in West Valley are a vision of the American dream, complete with all the clichés of teenagers chasing soccer balls over the crew-cut turf, or kids splashing and shrieking while their parents read in loungers pool-side. But behind the playing fields, at the end of small dirt road, you’ll find a surprisingly bucolic landscape that

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get their produce on to the trucks that will take it to the Horizonte School farm stand, or, on Sundays, to the People’s Market in Jordan Park. Through the labor of the New Roots coordinators, volunteers, and of course, the refugees themselves, the one-and-a-half acre farm’s verdant abundance stands in sharp contrast to the barren and blasted weed-filled lot that stood there only a few years ago.

It may seem surprising that refugees would face issues with food scarcity after re-settling in the United States—the putative land of plenty—but that is precisely the situation for many newly minted American families. provides a solution to the very urban problems faced by some of Utah’s newest citizens pursuing their own dream. At the New Roots refugee farm, market days are a rush of harvesting, washing, bunching, and weighing as they hurry to

In the past decade, over 8,000 refugees have sought a home in Utah; 97% of these individuals have settled in Salt Lake County. Nearly four years ago, Refugee Services Liaison Ze Min Xiao was hired by the county to identify the needs of

refugees trying to settle into the community, and to develop programming around those needs that would help the refugees bridge the gap between their past and present. Xiao learned from other programs in other states, and came up with the Pathways to Self-Sufficiency program, which includes artisan/ craft and incubator kitchen programs. In addition, Xiao noticed that many refugees came from agrarian backgrounds, and while the transition from rural to urban living was one more barrier preventing a smooth transplant for the newcomers, but she also saw an opportunity to help the refugees find a niche in their new community while helping them build a better, healthier life. It may seem surprising that refugees would face issues with food scarcity after re-settling in the United States—the putative land of plenty—but that is precisely the situation for many newly minted American families. Although attempts are made by coordinators

at the County Housing Authority to settle refugees in areas with walkable access to stores, it isn’t always possible to avoid placement in some of the USDA “food deserts” that litter the valley— where the poverty-stricken (and thus carless) are a mile or more from a grocery. Even with ready access to a grocery store, the food landscape can still be tricky to navigate, as the array of ingredients on the shelves often don’t include the “exotic” ingredients that other countries use to prepare their traditional—and nutritious—native fare. The number of unfamiliar choices may also prove overwhelming for those who spent years, sometimes decades, in refugee camps with little control over the sustenance they were offered. Even when familiar ingredients are available, these “exotic” foods are often more expensive, taxing the limited resources of families on food stamps, or individuals who may be the single earner supporting an extended family with a minimum wage job. Faced with this situation, many end up incorporating cheap and easy junk foods into their diets. New Roots of Utah evolved out of the efforts of Xiao and others to ease initial issues of food access while helping refugees thrive longterm. Started as a partnership between the Salt Lake County and the local office of the International Rescue Committee, with fundrais-

vides seeds or plant starts, tools, and the know-how needed to make sure that gardening in Utah’s climate will prove successful; those especially interested can take an eight-week training course that prepares the participating individuals to be sources of knowledge, not only for their own families, but for the wider refugee community on issues of nutrition and food access. Once gardeners have tended a private plot for a season or two, proving their desire to succeed as gardeners, those looking for the chance to move past simple survival to gainful employment can join the program’s Redwood Road farm site. In its second year, the farm is funded in part by a Refugee Agricultural Parnership Program (RAPP) grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Salt Lake County, and allows about 20 individuals, families, or groups of refugees to access the sapce needed to raise saleable produce. New Roots also provides information on the business aspects of farming to the participating micro-producers, including classes and workshops on USDA Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices, product display, and marketing—including information about both direct and retail markets. The farm sells directly to consumers, with stands at the Horizonte School on Saturdays and the People’s Market on Sundays,

“Our farmers are uniquely suited to fulfill demands of this niche—they know how to grow it, they know how to prepare it. By focusing on very unique, very rare produce, we help them realize that they have an identity as a farmer from, say, Burundi, that it is important to preserve.” ing support from the Utah Refugee Coalition, New Roots of Utah comprises four focus areas: a microtraining farm, neighborhood farm stands, the Food Literacy Project, and community gardening. Community gardening is the backbone of the program; refugees facing food-scarcity issues can apply for one of the 60 plots available at sites like the 4th East Wasatch Community Garden, Sorenson Unity Garden, Pioneer Craft House, and the Hser Ner Moo Community Center. New Roots pro-

and the farmers learn how to balance market demands with preserving and educating the community about their own traditions. “Everyone wants potatoes, tomatoes and onions,” notes Grace Henley, the Refugee Agriculture Coordinator at the IRC, and farmers focus on cornering different parts of the market. Retail markets provide a new avenue for selling produce, and New Roots is currently working on cultivating connections to local ethnic markets, such as the Southeast

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Market on 900 South: “Our farmers are uniquely suited to fulfill demands of this niche—they know how to grow it, they know how to prepare it. By focusing on very unique, very rare produce, we help them realize that they have an identity as a farmer from, say, Burundi, that it is important to preserve.” And indeed, while the program provides valuable employment training, even in basics such as communicating in English with purchasers, working with currency, and using

the register— the core work-ethic and skills come from the farmers themselves: “They might not know how to work on a computer, but they know how to work the land... they know how to do it, they know how to do it better than I know how to do it,” notes Supreet Gill, the New Roots Project Coordinator from the County. In the near future, New Roots will transition into the control of the

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SLOW IS BEAUTIFUL: FOURTH IN A SERIES oped with the funds will let the coordinators track donations and dispersals more accurately and easily. But the Seed Bank infrastructure will also aid the refugees in changing their role within the community. New Roots has two filing cabinets full of seeds donated by farmers and seed companies—but as in the old adage about the difference between beggars and choosers, many of the plants or varieties are unfamiliar to refugees and market-goers alike, and are untested in the Utah climate—it will be up to willing participants to experiment with growing and cooking the veggies, and to return seeds and know-how back to

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IRC; Xiao is optimistic that with their international resources, they will continue to improve the local program, expanding the number of community gardens, and perhaps even making some of the deserts— of the food desert variety, at least— bloom: New Roots plans to work with the city of South Salt Lake to get a refugee-focused garden, and is considering a mobile unit that can transport the farm products directly into the low-income neighborhoods where access to fresh produce is needed most. One of the biggest challenges will be figuring out how to lay the next section in the pipeline, helping refugees transition from community gardener, to small-crop farmer, to a full-fledged agriculturalist working their own land—in some cases, a return to a profession that they practiced in their home country. New Roots is hoping to find an incubator farm plot that will allow farmers access to more land, and allow them the chance to begin paying into the program—still heavily subsidized this would help the farmers get used to thinking about the laws of economics, profit, and cost before transitioning all the way into independent agri-preneurs. However, the RAPP funding is set to end next year, so the next step may have to be taken slowly, hopefully with more support from the community. The perception of refugees in the larger community can be negative, with popular opinion often catching

them up in the same negative stereotypes that are applied to illegal immigrants, but the refugees involved in the New Roots program are enriching the food landscape in Salt Lake City by bringing their produce—and knowledge— to the market. While new would-be farmers learn about growing in Utah’s climate from volunteers, the flow of information goes both ways, as the community is introduced to new varieties of vegetables and new ways of preparing foods—including some surprising revelations about what we might consider weeds: “The Bhutanese cook with bindweed, and the Chad make sauces out of goathead before it goes to seed,” notes Gill. The micro-grant received from Slow Food Utah earlier this year is being used to support a new Seed Bank project, although the benefits go beyond helping the organization run more smoothly. The program has been passing on seeds and plant starts to its community gardeners and farmers since the beginning, but the online database devel-

the bank. Funds have also been used to purchase some of the specialty crops used in traditional cooking by various refugee communities— such as bitter melon, Indian mustard, or Thai eggplants— but in the future, it will be donations of seeds by the refugees rather than seed companies that preserves this heritage: as one group of farmers transitions from “refugee” to established member of the urban-agrarian community, they become, in turn, integral parts of the support that shelters and protects the next wave of immigrants sending out delicate roots into the community. u Adele Flail is an artist and a burgeoning urban homesteader on SLC’s west side. She is also coordinator for The Leonardo. She recently illustrated The Nature Lover's Almanac, by Diane Olson (Gibbs Smith publisher).

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Life is but a dream

CATALYST’s 30 years of reporting on alternate states of reality BY TRISHA MACMILLAN


ll human cultures have in common the urge to seek, understand, and utilize altered mental states. Our intellect and capacity for selfawareness provide our minds with

the ability to wander into places beyond the realm of the material. We are pattern-seeking and problem-solving creatures, and bypassing the veil of the “normal” allows us to expand our understanding of the world around us in useful ways

and to heal ourselves. Over the past 30 years, CATALYST has tracked this drive and its effects. Meditation, physical ordeal, prayer, music, intentional breath techniques, dreams and, yes, drugs, have all played

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their part in the expression of our culture. Our species has developed all sorts of rituals and utilized substances from alcohol and exotic plant alkaloids to synthetic chemical compounds to invite a more receptive mindstate. The Native American influence here in the Southwest has never faded, and CATALYST has covered many different modern-day takes on traditional vision-seeking ceremonies. In the September issue of our very first year, 1982, at the dawn of the “Just Say No” era, we ran an article by Dr. Andrew Weil about Sioux and Navajo sweat lodges, and the natural “high” achieved within them that can cure flu, alcoholism, and low self esteem. In “Never Go Back On Yourself” (June/July, 1989), A. Glenmore revisited the subject and gave a more detailed account of how these traditional ceremonies are being integrated into the wider Western culture: “Now the ceremonies are gradually being shared with other cultures in an effort to keep them from dying out and to offer the teachings of the old ways. Some Native elders believe the sweat lodges will be a protection for the people and that, as a nation, they re too small and no longer able to protect the earth alone. So other

cultures are being allowed to participate and learn the rituals of the lodge.” In 1987, August/September issue, Kevin Aagaard shared an account of his experience on a Native American -style vision quest. The mental clarity and perspective he gained on his three-day solo rite of passage allowed him to understand and to have gratitude for the web of life around him on the planet. Jean Akens described a personal vision quest at an old Anasazi ruin for us in

once again in August 1998 by Lisa Yoder, who described the therapeutic overlap of traditional psychotherapy and Native American spirituality. From the traditional to the contemporary, psychotherapist Karen Kent wrote about Stan Grof’s Holotropic Breathwork technique in June/July, 1988. Grof began his career as a Freudian psychologist and staunch atheist but in the 1950s began performing sanctioned research using LSD as a psychotherapeutic tool. His experiences with his patients led him to an understanding of how useful these druginduced altered states of consciousness were. When LSD research was banned in 1966, he developed a method of breath control that would allow people to access a similar mindstate without the use of psychedelics. Kent described her own experience with Holotropic Breathwork, saying that “most importantly, I feel that breathwork has cleared a path in my life for experiences that I would never have allowed before, which have positively changed the course of my life, forever.” Pretty compelling stuff. Rebirthing, a practice related to Holotropic Breathwork, developed in the U.S. in the mid-1970s, was covered in 1987 (April-May), by Eve Jones. This breath-based and drugfree technique allows participants

SD-assisted psychotherapy was performed in several countries during the 1950s and 1960s, and that the beginnings of a tantalizingly rich knowledge base was gained through this work during the years before prohibition. the August/September issue of 1989. In the February/March issue of 1988, Greta deJong interviewed Sandra Ingerman about the resurgence of shamanic practice worldwide, and its slow infiltration of Western culture. The shaman’s drum, beating hypnotically, induces a different brainwave pattern and allows participants of a “shamanic journey” ceremony to explore psychic realms usually hidden to them. Drumming shamanism was covered

to access and understand some of their very earliest experiences and memories, and to heal the trauma of their own birth. Anesthesia and forceps delivery were common childbirth procedures that were especially tough on newborns in the 20th century, and many people found that reliving this suffering allowed them to heal ailments, both mental and physical, that they were suffering currently as adults. Holotropic Breathwork was cov-

The Multi-Disciplinary Assn. of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has paved the way for and sponsored FDA-approved studies using psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) to treat end-of-life anxiety and MDMA (Ecstasy) to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the US. CATALYST ran an extremely forward-looking article a decade prior (Erin Geesaman: The Truth About Ecstasy). ered again in October of 1995 by Eve Leonard, who wrote a detailed account of her personal experience: “I relive the time of my birth; I feel and express my mother’s emotions that I sense she has held inside. In contrast to those feelings of sorrow and anger, I immediately feel held, warm, and safe within her womb.” Many forms of breathwork are practiced today around the globe. Intentional induction of an altered mindstate is a practice pursued by only a few, but we are all subject to unintentional altered states every night when we close our eyes. Dreams come whether we want them to or not (remembering them is another story), and the human species learned early on to pay attention to the often randomseeming wanderings of our minds at night. The Bible is full of prophetic dreams, and in February 1994 Mark Ian Barasch described his own

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Quiet How to relate to an introvert





ue to a couple recent popular books, being an introvert it is becoming almost as trendy as, though less painful than, barefoot running. There are only a few things I can write about authoritatively; one of those is being an introvert, shy, quiet or all the other things that I have been called since kindergarten by extraverts. Introverts are now described in positive terms such as thoughtful, creative and measured. As a result, nobody really wants to identify themselves as an extrovert or, as I like to describe them, loud, impulsive and obnoxious. Seriously, I don’t know how many times people have come up to me at events and think it is perfectly proper to say something like “you sure are quiet.” I have seldom approached an extrovert and said “you really are loud, I could hear you in here as soon as I pulled in the driveway; I don’t see how your larynx is going to hold out at this pace.” Of course, that is the trouble with being an introvert; it’s easier to write it than say it. Let me give you the inside scoop; this is how to interact with an introvert: 1. Stop using the “painfully shy” description. It’s not painful, it is just different. Calling someone painfully shy is sort of victim blaming. You’re assuming the norm is to be gregarious and that being the life of the party is a goal in itself. 2. Don’t ask open ended questions. I think I’ve only known one person who asked “how are you” who really meant it and I was paying that person $80 an hour to ask it. It really is a weak question to ask anyone. If you just want to acknowledge that you see each other in the hallway just smile or say “hi.” If you want to start a however brief conversation, come up with a real question. This will take some effort since most of you extroverts are lazy by nature. Try something that is tied to a news or climatic event; this proves that you both read and are aware of your surroundings. Many introverts will talk your ear off if you ask them for their opinion. 3. Collaborative work spaces just make introverts shrivel up. I know it is cool in some MBA text books out there but those text books are written by people who have nice offices with doors. Some of the worst, least productive months of my life were spent working in a cube farm. 4. I don’t know if still waters really do run deep but often introverts are full of ideas—you just have to figure out more efficient ways to extract them. I can come up with about 10 brainstorm ideas for anything but not if I have to do it while you write them down on a white board or if I’m in a focus group. Focus groups are an extrovert’s playground where they can verbally romp around and gesticulate the whole group into submission. Most introverts need to go back to their nooks, check their email, remove unused icons from their desktop, trim their finger nails, and eat an orange; but then they will just whip off 10 great ideas in about five minutes of frantic keyboarding. u Dennis Hinkamp encourages all introverts to keep sitting down for their rights.

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experiences accessing useful information via the dreamstate, when he suffered persistent nightmares about a growth in his neck before he was diagnosed with an extremely early stage of thyroid cancer (and subsequently cured). Amie Tullius wrote a lyrically beautiful piece in November 2010 on the occasion of the publication of Carl Jung’s infamous Red Book, a journal in which he kept all of his dreams and other mental wanderings for many years. Jung’s startling explorations into his own subconscious are both beautiful and

menacing, just as our own dreams often are. His realization that there are things in the psyche that are not produced by human action and that appear to have their own lives neatly parallels the shamanic experience of the universe. Marilyn Brakensiek wrote about another drug-free and uncontrolled altered state, the Near-Death Experience (NDE), in the Summer issue of 1984, noting that cancer patients who had experienced clinical LSD sessions before the drug was banned and who subsequently experienced an NDE

found the two states “indistinguishable” from each other. Not many people know that LSDassisted psychotherapy was performed in several countries during the 1950s and 1960s, and that the beginnings of a tantalizingly rich knowledge base was gained through this work during the years before prohibition. The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) began carrying the torch for this research at its founding in 1986. The “psychedelic renaissance” fostered by this nonprofit came to flower at their

The Native American influence here in the Southwest has never faded, and CATALYST has covered many different modern-day takes on traditional vision-seeking ceremonies. first conference in April of 2010, which Trisha MacMillan covered in the May issue. MAPS has paved the way for and sponsored FDA-approved studies using psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) to treat end-of-life anxiety and MDMA (Ecstasy) to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the US. CATALYST ran an extremely forward-looking article a decade prior to this in 2000, when Erin Geesaman reviewed known facts about MDMA (The Truth About Ecstasy) and found it to be not nearly as abominable as the media hype at the time would indicate. Several of the people she interviewed expressed that they had found some peace and psychological healing through ceremonialized use of the drug. These anecdotes have been validated by the much more recent research showing that clinical use of MDMA in directed therapeutic settings can dramatically reduce trauma. MAPS-sponsored studies using MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD to treat a number of mental issues are also being performed in other countries worldwide, and the knowledge that we stand to gain from this research is invaluable. Greta deJong attended the December 2011 MAPS conference and wrote of her experiences there for her editorial column in the January 2012 issue.

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Artwork by Pablo Amaringo See page 18 for information on Pablo and his art.

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LIFE IS BUT A DREAM on cultures both recent and ancient pointed out that these altered states have been associated with religion since time immemorial. It included the famous “Good Friday” psilocybin experiment at Johns Hopkins University and the legitimization of the Native American peyote church. Gahlinger also mentioned the ceremonial use of ayahuasca, which was becoming much more popular at the time. In February of 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled unanimously that use of ayahuasca by the União do Vegetal (UDV) church was allowable under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Since then, the Santo Daime, a similar church, has also gained protection of their ceremonies.

Ayahuasca is credited with helping many people cure themselves of addictions to drugs such as heroin and alcohol, a trait shared by other psychedelics. Artwork by Pablo Amaringo See page 18 for information on Pablo and his art.

Along with the resurgence in psychedelic research over the past half decade, American culture has also experienced an increased interest in psychedelic substances themselves.

Garrett Alberico described the wonders and hazards of Salvia divinorum for us in “Rocketship to Somewhere” (December 2005), and Paul Gahlinger, a noted scientist,

physician and author, wrote “Magic Mushrooms: A Short History” for us in November 2006. This measured but lively exploration of the impact that psilocybin mushrooms have had

Ayahuasca is credited with helping many people cure themselves of addictions to drugs such as heroin and alcohol, a trait shared by other psychedelics. In March 2011 Paige Guion wrote up a heart-wrenching account of her own daughter’s descent into heroin addiction, and the treatment with the West African herb iboga which allowed her respite from the addiction. Ayahuasca was covered in much more depth once again by Trisha MacMillan in May 2011. The use of this psychedelic tea by Amazonian tribes goes back thousands of years, and Western culture is beginning to pay attention to the healing potential of this ritual. Illustrated lushly with paintings by Pablo Ameringo, a noted ayahuasca artist, the article covered interviews with several people who have experienced ayahuasca, and explained the science behind the substance and how it induces a psychedelic state in the brain. Macmillan also met Graham Hancock at a local retreat and wrote an article on his life and

work the year prior in the December 2010 issue. Hancock, previously a writer for The Economist magazine, came to wider public notice as the author of such books as The Sign and the Seal (exploring the mystery of the Biblical Ark of the Covenant) and Fingerprints of the Gods, which investigated evidence of lost civilizations much older than orthodox history will allow. Hancock has found much personal healing via the ceremonial use of ayahuasca tea, and credited it with increasing his personal happiness and allowing him to begin to explore his creativity in the realm of fiction writing. CATALYST has interviewed quite a few famous psychonauts over the years. In January of 2007, Diane Wilde spoke with author Daniel Pinchbeck (Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into Modern-Day Shamanism and 2012: The Return of Quetzaquatl) while he was in Salt Lake City. She asked how people might mitigate the psychological risk of using psychedelics. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The risk can be reduced by using proper containers, such as the Santo Daime or the Native American Church, something with a lineage,â&#x20AC;? he said. But, he added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the alternative community is becoming more aware and more sophisticated about the use and misuse of psychedelics. We can create our own containers.â&#x20AC;? Recently, Terra Cronshey spoke with inner space explorer Mitch Schultz, who created a documentary about Dr. Rick Strassmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research into dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a hallucinogenic substance synthesized within the human brain and also found widely in nature. DMT is the active ingredient in ayahuasca. Schultz describes DMT as a tool for â&#x20AC;&#x153;reality hacking,â&#x20AC;? that is, to sense and influence the multidimensional matrix of life in purposeful ways to effect healing on both a personal and cultural level. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through food and general sustainability practices, our physicality, thought, emotions and behaviors directly relate to how we recognize and care for the natural world,â&#x20AC;? he told CATALYST. By acknowledging our connection to everything around us, we can create a successful realignment with nature that begins with the individual, grows into local community, and blossoms into a well integrated whole.â&#x20AC;? u Trisha MacMillan lives and writes in Salt Lake City and has been contributing to CATALYST since 2010.

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News and ideas from near and far for a healthier, more sustainable future BY PAX RASMUSSEN

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“Sharrow” might be a silly word, but they’re pretty cool—especially if you’re a cyclist. A conflation of the words ‘share’ and ‘arrows,’ sharrows are those chevrons-above-bicycle markings painted in the middle of a lane—letting motorists know that the lane is used frequently by (and should be shared with) cyclists. The South Campus Drive sharrows are pre-made thermoplastic graphics melted onto the asphalt—which last longer and needs less maintenance than paint. South Campus Drive is often the only route for Univeristy of Utah bike commuters, but the road gets quite narrow in places and has almost no shoulder. It’s hoped that the sharrows markings will make the road safer and less nerve-wracking to both cyclists and motorists alike.

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Utah State University a $3 million grant to develop technology that could dramatically improve the battery performance of electric vehicles. The $3 million award is part of $43 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced earlier last month. USU is the lead research organization on the project, and has partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, the University of Colorado— Colorado Springs and Boulder campuses—and the Ford Motor Company. Ultimately, researchers will demonstrate their approach on a full-scale commercial Ford PHEV battery pack.


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50 MPG by 2025 Last month, President Obama signed off on historic fuel efficiency standards—finalizing a program that would raise the average fuel efficiencies of new passenger vehicles to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. The standards set an average—not every new car will have to meet the 54.5 mark, but overall the hope is to raise the MPG of vehicles overall by nearly half what’s current. More importantly, perhaps, is one of the consequential benefits of these new standards— job creation. Across the nation, work to achieve the new standards is expected to create 570,000 new jobs—4,500 in Utah alone.

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The egalitarian eggplant Meaty, versatile and tasty BY LETTY FLATT

ripe tomatoes, bell peppers and basil. Eggplant is eagerly receptive to spices of ginger, garlic and hot chiles in Chinese Sichuan stir-fry and it regularly appears in Japanese and Thai recipes. The Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East bless us with dips and spreads and cold eggplant salads, such as baba ganoush with tahini and lemon juice, and roasted halves stuffed with creamy yogurt that you eat with a spoon, like melon. I favor eggplant broiled or grilled instead of breaded and fried—to avoid the oil absorption problem. I layer or roll broiled eggplant slices with cheese, garlic-sautéed greens and tomato sauce in a lasagna-like casserole, or I build stacks of sliced grilled eggplant, heirloom tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with dollops of basil pesto. Marinated and grilled eggplant can be the mainstay of a veggie sandwich, like portobello mushroom. Here is a recipe with the eggplant globe cooked whole. Grilled until the skin is charred and the inside flesh becomes creamy soft and slightly smoky, it’s pureed and seasoned into dip to serve with flatbread crackers or toasted pita chips. For a Southwestern twist, spice with chipotle and cumin; for a taste of Greece, stir in crumbled feta and diced cucumbers. u Letty Flatt earned a degree from the French Culinary Institute in New York and attended Ecole-Lenôtre in Plaisir-Grignon in France. She has been following the vegetarian way of eating for 35 years. Letty is the executive pastry chef at Deer Valley Resort and the author of Chocolate Snowball.


e know them as glossy purple-black and teardrop-shaped. In France and Britain they’re aubergine, in India brinjal, and in Latin America berenjena. Eggplant, our funny North American moniker, is likely because the early varietals here were the heirloom oval white ones. Enjoyed worldwide, eggplant grows in lots of different colors, shapes and sizes—ranging from the bosomy purple to small green and round, to elongated with white, purple, striped or green skin. Like the tomato, eggplant is

Truly a versatile culinary chameleon, you can broil, roast, grill, bake, steam, stew, sauté or fry eggplant and eat it with or without the skin. botanically a fruit, part of the plant family Solanaceae, commonly known as nightshades. Eggplant grows wild in India. Since it originated in a tropical zone, it is cold sensitive and requires a long, warm growing season—70 to 90 days—and does not care for temperatures below 50° F. In Utah’s more temperate growing zones,

gardeners start eggplant seeds indoors, two months before the last frost. If your garden produces eggplant, know that regular picking promotes more fruit production and more time on the vine allows for more seeds and more potential for bitterness. At the market, choose glossy and bright fruit and handle carefully—eggplant bruises easily. Under the skin, no matter what the color, eggplant has white or light green dense, meaty flesh that behaves like a sponge for oil. The traditional technique to draw off oil-absorbing moisture is to salt and let sit prior to cooking. Some say that salting will take away bitterness; others cut slashes in the eggplant and soak in water for a while to draw out bitterness. But if eggplant is young and garden-fresh it should not be bitter. Lack of bitter flavor is also a quality of the slender “Oriental” varieties currently popular in local gardens and farmer’s markets. Truly a versatile culinary chameleon, you can broil, roast, grill, bake, steam, stew, sauté or fry eggplant and eat it with or without the skin. Countless curries and condiments and chutneys trace eggplant’s Indian ancestry. From Italy we enjoy eggplant Parmesan, antipasti, and Sicilian caponata with tangy olives, as well as grilled eggplant on pizza or tossed with pasta. Classic ratatouille is the French Provençal vegetable stew of eggplant, tender summer squash,

Smoky Eggplant Dip 2 medium eggplants, about 1 pound each 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Pinch cayenne pepper About 3 tablespoons finely chopped basil, cilantro or parsley Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium-high. Poke a fork in a couple of spots around the eggplants and rub them with oil. Grill, turning the exposed area to the heat every five minutes, until they are charred all over and very soft, about 25 minutes. Cool in a colander so any extra liquid from the cooking drains away. Once the eggplants are cool enough to touch, peel away and discard the charred skin. Puree the pulp in a food processor with the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, smoked paprika and cayenne until very smooth. Add the chopped herbs and process again until smooth. Taste and add more salt and/or lemon juice to taste. Serve with crackers or toasted pita chips. Makes about 2 ½ cups dip.


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(at least five feet). If a rattlesnake does come toward you (this is rare), back away slowly, and let it go on its This spring, I was running in the way. foothills at a fairly quick pace when “Watch where you step, where I came upon a rattlesnake right you place your hands when you sit where my foot was about to land. down, and above all, resist the urge Somehow, in to harass or that crazy kill a snake maneuver[which is ing way illegal],” that Wile-EVenomous snakes—elliptical pupil says Jason Coyote in Non-venomous—rounded pupil Jones of the Loony Utah Tunes Division of scrambles Wildlife mid-air, I Venomous snakes have Resources. was able to triangular head shape. “In most barely miss cases, the treading snake is right on its simply back. I also moving Venomous—1 set of scales under tale had my dog through the Non-venomous—2 sets with me area, sunwho fortuning itself or nately did not see the snake, but the attempting to find refuge.” experience gave me such pause that If you frequently take your pet I haven’t been in the foothills since. hiking with you, you may want to Since then, I’ve spoken to others consider the rattlesnake vaccinawho have seen rattlers in the tion. Talk with your veterinarian foothills. What’s the wise thing to about this. Also ask if your vet keeps do? anti-venin on hand. Northern Utah does not have poisonous snakes other than rattlers. What (and what not) to do So, that bright orange, white and if you are bitten black snake that looks a lot like a First you should know that deaths coral snake—? Not poisonous. from rattlesnake bites are very rare; Rattlesnakes are found throughdon’t panic. out Utah and are an important part • Get the victim to a medical facilof our ecosystems; they control ity as soon as possible. rodent and insect populations. • Remove all constricting items Spring, summer and fall are all near the bite wound like watches, times when you may encounter ratrings or clothing (affected area will tlesnakes. More specifically, in swell). spring and fall you will find them • Decrease activity and keep bite mainly mid-day during the warmest wound below the heart to reduce time; in summer, more in the mornvenom spread. ing and evening when the day has • Do not use incision of any kind; cooled a little. Snakes are most it isn’t helpful and can cause more active at night. harm than good. And don’t try to Rocky slopes and woodpiles are suck out the venom. where you’ll most likely encounter • Do not use a tourniquet; this rattlesnakes. They often stretch out can cause gangrene. across bike/running paths so keep • Alcohol or drugs may increase an eye to the ground. And if you venom spread so stay away from hear a rattle, locate where the those. sound is coming from before mak• Don’t apply ice, this just causes ing a move. more discomfort and doesn’t help. Snakes are like most wildlife— WILDLIFEUTAH .ORG, SWPARC.ORG, WILDAWAREUTAH.ORG. they will avoid human contact if at all possible. Give it plenty of space

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he last two columns have discussed how to buy a bike and how to check an old bike to make it road-ready. Now that you have a bicycle, how do you go about actually using it as transportation to and from work? Most first-time bike commuters have a lot of practical questions. Here are several of the most commonly asked: Won’t I be all sweaty when I get to work? This is probably the number one objection to com-

With the no-wrinkle materials available, most business clothes will survive an hour in a backpack or bike messenger bag. muting. The answer is, yes, you will. But, you won’t stay that way. And, you won’t stink (which is what people really mean when they ask this question). There are lots of suggestions for dealing with this, from “find a place to shower” (impractical); to “strip down in the men’s/women’s room and wash off in the sink” (embarrassing); to “use moist towelettes” (really, have you ever tried this?). The best solution is the simplest. Body odor is caused by bacteria that grow normally on skin throughout the day. Bathing destroys them. So begin your commute with a good shower. Apply deodorant. A little unscented baby powder on the torso, shoulders and upper legs helps keep you fresh. Wear clean cycling clothes and carry clean clothes. When you arrive, cool down for 15 minutes before changing into work clothes. Within an hour, you’ll be fresh and cool. I don’t look good in Spandex. In other words, I feel foolish in Spandex, and with good reason. When you’re wearing bike shorts and a jersey

and are more than 10 feet from your bike, you look silly. Bike clothes are functional. But you don’t have to wear what you don’t like. In fact, maybe you shouldn’t wear Spandex. According to Bicycling Magazine, “Only dorks wear Spandex when cruising around town.” Get a pair of knickers, wear your favorite (clean) tee shirt, whatever you want. How do I carry my clothes? There are only two options here, assuming you can’t work in your cycling clothes: Take clothes to and from work on the days you don’t ride, or carry them on your ride. With the no-wrinkle materials available, most business clothes will survive an hour in a backpack or bike messenger bag. Consider leaving an extra pair or two of shoes at work so you don’t have to carry them. What do I do with my bike at work? The best solution is to take your bike to your office. Otherwise, get the biggest lock you can reasonably carry and lock your bike, through the frame and front wheel, to a sturdy object on the busiest street you can find. A determined bike thief can break virtually any lock in 30 seconds or less. Locking your bike on a busy sidewalk deters him from trying. Ride a bike a thief doesn’t want. That means, don’t commute on your $5,000 carbon fiber road bike. The route I drive is too busy to bike. That’s probably true, so don’t use it. Find scenic side roads. Seventh East/Van Winkle has a nice bike lane, and some people use it, but cars zipping by at 55 mph make me nervous, so I don’t. Drive a few alternate routes, then make a dry run on the weekend. Add time for morning traffic. What if I get a flat tire? Learn to change a tire and carry a spare tube, tools and frame pump. If you can, pick routes near bus routes as a backup plan. Use tire liners or puncture-resistant tubes. Hybrid and mountain bikes have thicker tire walls and lower tire pressure so flatting isn’t as much of a problem as with road bikes that have skinny tires at 100+ psi. I wouldn’t mind commuting in the morning, but riding home in 5:00 traffic and 95 degrees isn’t my idea of fun. Take the bus or Trax home. Remember, you have a bike, so if a bus route is a couple of miles from your house, that’s not as big a deal as if you walk. I don’t want to/can’t use toe clips. Then don’t. Stiff cycling shoes and clips or cages are designed to allow you to pull the pedal up and push down harder, giving power through all phases of the stroke, not just the down stroke. For commuters, the old style flat pedals work just fine. My helmet messes up my hair. That’s like complaining that seat belts wrinkle your shirt or dress. Deal with it. Your brain is more important than your ’do. At least it should be. u Steve Chambers is a Salt Lake City lawyer and freelance writer. He has been commuting by bicycle part time for over 10 years.

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t’s possible your tomatoes are better traveled than you are. And they’re durable. But really, that’s not why anyone eats a tomato, or an orange bell pepper, that may have journeyed from The Netherlands, or pine nuts, fresh from China. In general we don’t dwell on the fact that the food industry is driven by price efficiency rather than energy efficiency or ethical practice. But Slow Food Utah and Wasatch Community Gardens’ Eat Local Challenge is a great opportunity for you to come to grips with your feelings about agribusiness and learn all about eating local. Eating local means supporting your neighbors—the money that you spend directly affects an individual in your community. Eating local also helps bring small farmers back from the brink of extinction. When you eat local produce, you are shrinking your carbon footprint. Finally, eating local allows you to get in touch with the seasons, to connect with Earth and eat what the earth produces at the time it naturally produces it. Eating local is a simple reminder to respect the natural order of food and support those who work with Earth, rather than using planes, trucks and trains to get around the inconveniences of the seasons. Andrea and Mike Heidinger started the Challenge in 2007, inspired by an article in Orion magazine. In recognition of the first Challenge,

Andrea won the Utah Society for Environmental Education’s Educator of the Year award. Since its establishment, the Challenge has helped to fortify the local food networks in Utah. Every year the Challenge community grows, making it easier to eat local and have fun doing it!

You can personalize your challenge by choosing the distance you want your food to travel, the length of your challenge, and how much of your food you want to get locally. The Eat Local Challenge allows you to challenge yourself as much or as little as you feel you can handle. The purpose of the challenge is to educate, not demonize, guilt-trip or otherwise wound participants’ self-esteem. You can personalize your challenge by choosing the distance you want your food to travel (a 250 mile radius is the standard); the length of your challenge (between a week and a month); and

how much of your food you want to get locally (anything from one type of vegetable to doing without imported meats and cheeses to the entirety of your victuals). You can sign up for the challenge on the Wasatch Community Gardens’ website or at the Challenge Kick-Off, which will be held at the Grateful Tomato Garden (800 South 500 East, 1-5 pm) in conjunction with Wasatch Community Gardens’ Tomato Sandwich Party. Imagine: you can start your challenge off by eating fresh heirloom tomatoes that have traveled mere feet from the plants they grew on! There will be music and children’s activities as well. It’s also free. Throughout the challenge you will receive recipes and information on local resources and events to fuel your challenge. The first week will end with a One Week Celebration and Potluck at the Grateful Tomato Garden on September 15 at 6 p.m. On October 6 at 6:30 p.m., the Beehive Cheese Company will hold the One Month Celebration and Potluck. All participants are welcome, regardless of the length or intensity of their challenge. The Eat Local Challenge is a chance for you to meet people, find new recipes and eat delicious food—all the while supporting ethical food production and the local economy. u Hannah Korevaar was CATALYST’s summer intern; she has now returned to Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she is a Junior. We will miss her immensely.

Worth Being in Terminal Two: Vino Volo Ale House Opens


first of its kind, the Vino Volo Ale House, a new concept partnership between Vino V olo of California and Salt Lake’s Squatters Pubs & Beer, has opened at the Salt Lake airport Terminal 2. It doesn’t feel anything like an airport restaurant as it features a cozy , comfortable and cosmopolitan setting, and themed beer and wine flights specially chosen by a highly trained staff. Squatters’ signature commitment to local providers and sustainable practices is apparent throughout the menu of elegant, artisanal small plates and traditional pub fare. The full service bar offers extraordinary wine selections and local beers from not only Squatters but other fine Utah microbreweries as well. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner , it’s worth getting to the airport early.


Announces New Concept, New Menu and Remodel

ave old menu favorites at Sage’s Cafe? Make sure to visit in the coming months to savor your favs, because owner Ian Brandt has announced that after 13 years, the award-winning vegetarian cafe will close during the month of November and reopen in December—after a remodeling of both location and menu. With an enhanced focus on seasonally based small plates and beverages, Sages will create a Mediterranean-Caribbean inspired vegetarian dining experience encompassing a

wide variety of flavors, at value pricing, expressing the best food and service practices available. Brandt explains, “We are going to take our roots in seasonal and local sustainable foods to the next level.” He invites everyone to come in through October to enjoy their usual favorites and will offer a recipe collection from all 13 years for sale at And don’t forget that during the November remodel, diners can still enjoy seasonal, local and sustainable offerings at Café SuperNatural and Vertical Diner.

We don’t live in the fourth century. So why would we use images from then to talk about the meaning of life and about the nature of existence? But that’s just what churches have done for ages. At this point it leaves many of us looking elsewhere for meaning. The Divine is something far more than any word or image can capture and so metaphors must change to reflect the truth of our experience. Come to All Saints this Sunday and experience a community that practices radical acceptance, intellectual integrity, and a progressive spirituality that embraces a vision of the Divine grounded in the experience of countless generations while seeking meaning that honors science and contemporary experience. For more information check out Sunday Worship at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and Noon On the corner of Foothill Dr. & 1700 South Learn more at or call (801) 581-0380

All Saints Episcopal Church

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Art, Health, Spirit, Natural World, Music, Events/Festivals, Meetings, Exhibits, Education/Workshops. See the full list of events and the ongoing calendar at


Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest The Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest is a community-based platform to share yogic talents and resources at an affordable price for beginners and advanced yoga practitioners. Choose from more than 75 classes, seminars, workshops and music events, including yoga, meditation, laughing, kirtan, workshops, seminars, art, ayurvedic cooking and kids’ yoga. Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest, Sept. 1-3. Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. $30/$40 at door. GREATSLCYOGAFEST.COM

Festivals & Parties Tomato Days: Tomato Sandwich Party Enjoy an afternoon at the Grateful Tomato Garden with friends and neighbors and sample an amazing heirloom tomato harvest. They will be serving unique varieties of heirloom tomatoes grown in their Youth Gardens, with pesto made from homegrown basil and fresh, locally-made bread. There will also be live music and fun activities for kids, so bring the whole family. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better tomato sandwich party in the city! Tomato Sandwich Party, Sept. 8, 11a-2p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 600 E 800 S. Free. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

35th Anniversary party and book sale at TKE The King’s English Bookshop will mark 35 years in business—and thank customers—by serving up food, discounts and intriguing “gifts” of various kinds all day long. Shoppers will enjoy significant savings plus celebratory munchies and beverages— then a birthday cake!

this effort, which will sound the bell through plug-in parades, tailpipe-free tailgate parties, test-drives and other grassroots activities. National Plug-In Day, Sept. 23, 12-5p. Gallivan Center, 239 S Main St. Free. PLUGINAMERI-

India Fest, Sept. 22, 5p. Krishna Temple, 8628 S State Road, Spanish Fork. Sept. 23, 5p, Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. $3. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

Gem Faire

TKE B-bday, Sept. 10, 4-6p. The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E. KINGSENGLISH.COM

National Plug-In Day National Plug In Day is an unprecedented nationwide observance drawing global attention to the environmental, economic and other benefits of plug-in electric vehicles through simultaneous events staged in at least 20 major cities nationwide. Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association are teaming up to plan for

Salt Lake City. The Sunday event in SLC will involve the same entertainers and Ramayana drama as in Spanish Fork, but will be held indoors for a maximum of 400 people, and, obviously, no fireworks. Indian food, dance, music, dramas and more.


26th Annual India Fest After 25 increasingly successful years of India Fest, few people in Utah County are unaware that, once a year, you can go to India without spending a lot of money. This year, an additional India fest will be held in

Take advantage of the lowest prices in the market for really fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals and more. Nearly 150 exhibitors from all over the world will be on site. Classes and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Gem Faire, Sept. 21-23, 10a-6p (5p Sunday). South Towne Exposition Center, Exhibit Hall 5. $7. GEMFAIRE.COM

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Two stages of live entertainment. 200 booths of artisans, community organizations and food vendors.

People’s Art Gallery! Children’s Parade! Children’s Activities All Day!




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CALENDAR Women in Science Overnight!

Movement & Dance Yoga Rave

Don’t’ miss this chance to meet amazing women scientist and explore the fields they study botany, paleontology, entomology, anthropology, and more through hands on project and tours. After an evening of scientific and personal discoveries, you’ll roll out your sleeping bag in the exhibits. Offered through Girl Scouts of Utah and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Girls/women only.

Experience the ecstatic effect of ancient mantras as chanted by saints and sages, set to the modern techno trance dance beats, and in a spiritualized yoga setting. Charu Das and Jai Krishna from the Festival of Colors will partner with Ami Hana of Rawxtract to provide the sounds, lights, and images, commentary, some live vocals and music to go with the techno beats.

Women in Science Overnight, Sept. 21-22, 6:30p8:30a. Utah Museum of Natural History, 301 Wakara Way. $9 adults, $6 kids. GSAUTAH.ORG

Yoga Rave, Sept. 7, 8-11p. Krishna Temple, 965 E 3370 S. $10/$6 kids & members. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

Scientist in the Spotlight: Imagine the Ice Age Shores of Lake Bonneville with Genevieve Atwood

Ring Around the Rose: African Drums Learn some dance moves and pick up a new beat in RDT’s most hands-on show of the year! Ring Around the Rose is Repertory Dance Theatre’s wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explore the magical world of the arts, including dance, theatre, music and storytelling. African Drums, Sept. 8, 11a-12p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $5. RDTUTAH.ORG

Four… 50 Years, choreographed by nationally renowned performance artist Ann Carlson, is a work created as a part of her innovative take on the “passage of time according to the perceptual calculations of the human tribe.” Lines to Read Between by Australian choreographer John Utans, investigates ideas and images of landscape. New York based choreographer, Brook Notary’s GRID, explores the human condition and how we respond to barriers, isolation, and conflict. The evening will also feature the critically acclaimed work Turf (2009) by Artistic Director Charlotte BoyeChristensen. Four…, Sept. 20-22, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W 300 S. $30/$15 students & seniors. RIRIEWOODBURY.COM

Embark A salute to the ground-breaking revolutionaries—daring, expanding, challenging and re-defining dance: A Utah premiere of

The War Over Wolves Carter Niemeyer, former director of the wolf recovery program in Idaho and author of Wolfer, will speak on the history and the future of wolves in the West. Hosted by the Utah Environmental Congress. As the former Wolf Recovery Coordinator for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Carter Niemeyer may have more on-the-ground experience with wild wolves than anyone else in the U.S. The War Over Wolves, Sept. 8, 6:30-9p. Chase Mill at Tracy Aviary, 589 E 1300 S. $10. UEC-UTAH.ORG

Cunningham’s 1965 How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, features a quirky, narrated sound-score by John Cage delivered live by Bill Allred of X96’s Radio from Hell and RDT’s own Ricklen Nobis. RDT will spotlight the work of unique Japanese artist, Michio Ito. In Eight Seconds of Fame RDT dancers create choreography using movement phrases donated by the community. Hello World is an interdisciplinary, multimedia collaboration between modern dance choreographer Jacque Bell and social psychologist/data scientist Barton Poulson. Embark, Oct. 4-6, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Center, 138 W 300 S. RDTUTAH.ORG

Talks & Lectures Cultural Confidential: Steal This! SB Dance’s new curiosity-building series, Cultural Confidential, begins with an examination of creativity and the Internet. The audience engages a panel of experts in a conversation about what’s fair, who cares, and what you can do about it. Cultural Confidential, Sept. 5, 8-9:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $5. SBDANCE.COM

Gould Lecture: Miriah Meyer Assistant professor in the U’s School of Computing, Dr. Miriah Meyer, will discuss how we design interactive visualizations and how scientists use these tools to glean insight from complex data. Meyer is a 2012 Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow. Gould Lecture, Sept. 5, 12-1p. J. Willard Marriott Library, 295 S 1500 E. Free. JUDY.JARROW@UTAH.EDU

The Placebo Effect The question of how the placebo works—and why it works—has never been scientifically explored as rigorously as it has been by Jungian analyst Richard Kradin. Dr. Kradin will share his findings on the healing power of the placebo. He will discuss the scientifically proven mind/body connection demonstrated by placebos, and look at the ways they can enhance or retard medicinal and mental health therapy. Dr. Kradin is one of the country’s foremost experts in mindbody medicine, a research immunologist, Jungian analyst, former Research Director of the Harvard Medical School Mind/Body Medical Institute and the author of The Placebo Response. He is also an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. The Placebo Effect lecture, Sept. 6, 7-8:15p. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. JUNGUTAH.COM

Geomorphologist Genevieve Atwood studies the ancient shorelines of Lake Bonneville and modern shorelines of the Great Salt Lake to understand how Utah’s climate has changed over time. Join Genevieve to discover the wave-tossed secrets that Lake Bonneville has left behind, use geologists’ tools to examine the Foothills—or your backyard—and learn about Ice Age landforms that surround the museum and many other Utah places. Scientist in the Spotlight, Oct. 5, 2-4p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free w/admission. NHMU.UTAH.EDU

Workshops & Groups Have Your Say: Letters to the Editor Writing a Letter to the Editor is not only an opportunity to respond to current events, but a vital part of free speech and social change. Yet, how do you know where to begin? Taught by local author Louis Borgenicht and Salt Lake Tribune editor Elbert Peck, this workshop will ensure your letter gets considered rather than winding up in the rejection pile. Letters to the Editor, Sept. 12, 1-3p. SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E 400 S, Ste. 8. Free, reg. required. SLCC.EDU/CWC

Psychic Experiential: Ancient and Modern Techniques Enhance creative thinking, expand intuitive ability and explore paths to increased psychic awareness with Margaret Ruth as you gain exposure to a buffet of techniques and exercises. You will tap into and develop your personal strengths through this sampling of ancient and modern tools such as dream symbolism, creative visualization, palmistry, continued on page 36





Mexico Then & Now Artes de México en Utah, an independent non-profit organization that aims to introduce Mexican art to Utah, in partnership with the Consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City, is bringing Mexico Then & Now to the Salt Lake City Main Library and five satellite venues, including the University of Utah Kingsbury Hall, Brigham Young University Library, The State Fairpark, Mestizo Institute of Culture & Art, and the Utah Pride Center. The special exhibition examines the history and national identity of Mexico through photography. The “then” portion is presented through the lens of Agustin Victor Casasola, with Mexico: The Revolution and Beyond, Photographs by Casasola 1900-1940, a collection of images ranging from historical portraits and images of revolutionaries to scenes of Mexican daily life and industry workers created as Casasola documented the changes his country underwent before and after the Revolution of 1910, a fundamental event that defined Mexico’s national identity. “Now” will be represented by a growing exhibition of photographs by Utah community members sharing their perceptions, experiences and visions regarding Mexico. Members of the public can submit their photos online beginning September 7; check out the website for guidelines and information about upcoming workshops, films and other events. Mexico Then & Now, Sept. 7, 5:30p. Atrium, Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E 400 S. ARTESDEMEXICOENUTAH.ORG

If you think superstition has no effect on your life, ask yourself this: When’s the last time you pushed the button for the 13th floor on the elevator? Join artist Jason Metcalf as he explores the idea that superstition is a uniting forces across cultures, as it shapes behaviors, daily rhythms, architecture and design. Metcalf has researched, re-enacted and refreshed languages of superstition long forgotten from dayto-day vernacular with provenance in places as far as Haiti and as near as the Sanpete Valley to create artworks sourced from folkloric sayings passed down from generations: entities, obsessions, legends and lore provide the sculptural and performative language displayed in this solo exhibition. The opening reception for ABRACADABRA will happen during UMOCA’s First Friday event, which includes a DJ, food, and a cash bar. ABRACADABRA, Sept. 7, 8-10p. UMOCA, 20 W West Temple. Free. WWW.UTAHMOCA.ORG

New Derelique Iconic Work by Suzanne Kanatsiz and Jake Gilson will be on view at the A Gallery. Kanatsiz’s work focuses on large-scale portraits of men of various ethnicities, using the face to present the Suzanne Kanatsiz details of visage and psychology open to interpretation for the viewer. Gilson’s complementary work explores boundaries, vacancy, and the in/finite through a series of images that most resemble “House of Leaves” style gateways or doorways with meanings equally open to interpretation by the viewer. continued on page 36 New Derelique Iconic, Sept. 13, 6-8p. A Gallery, 1321 S 2100 E. AGALLERYONLINE.COM

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numerology, runes, scrying, autowriting, auras, tarot and more. This class is excellent for those who want to develop their own abilities or simply desire a good right-brain workout. Bring paper and pen to the first class. Psychic class, Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Oct. 17, 6:30-9p. U of U Murray, 5282 S 320 W, Ste. D-110. $144. CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU

Slow Food book group The Slow Food book group meets the third Wednesday of every month to discuss a book relating to our relationship with food. This month’s book is Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food by Barbara Kingsolver. RSVP for location. Slow Food book group, Sept. 19. GWEN@XMISSION.COM

Grammarphobia: Perils of Punctuation Confused by commas? Perplexed by parentheses? Bring your questions about punctuation and grammar to the Grammarphobia workshop. This workshop will address some of the most common grammar questions and offer strategies for recognizing and understanding the “rules” behind them, with an emphasis on punctuation. Grammarphobia, Sept. 26, 6-8p. SLCC Community Writing Center, 210 E 400 S, Ste. 8. $10, reg. required. SLCC.EDU/CWC

Music & Film Pat Metheny Unity Band With Pat, you simply never know what is coming next. But among the many things that make this ever-changing artist so special is the consistent level of commitment and quality that he brings to everything he

does. For the first time in more than 30 years, Pat features a tenor saxophone in the front line. The Unity Band introduces a new Metheny ensemble of the same name with the amazing Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums and the up-and-coming Ben Williams on bass. Pat Metheny Unity Band, Sept. 9, 7p & 9:30p. The State Room, 638 S State St. $47.50. THESTATEROOMSLC.COM

Science Movie Night: The Hunt for Higgs In The Hunt for Higgs, the BBC goes behind the scenes with scientists at CERN to follow the search for the Higgs boson.


The film also illuminates the role of the Higgs in the Standard Model of particle physics and the grand quest to understand how the universe works.

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The Hunt for Higgs, Sept. 11, 7p. Free. Main Library, 210 E 400 S. NHMU.UTAH.EDU/MOVIE

We are the 51%! The Sam Smith Band live Samuel Smith Band is Dustin Swan, Joey Davis, Ren Pankovich and Sam Smith. SSB is a swampy, blues-driven band from Salt Lake City that plays completely original rock. Come to this free concert in the park and meet Utah’s independent/unaffiliated political candidates. A non-partisan event. Sam Smith Band, Sept. 29, 5p. Sugarhouse Park, 2100 S 1300 E. Free. REPRESENTMEUTAH.ORG

Outdoors The Dirty Dash Whether you’re Catholic, Protestant, Mormon, Rastafarian or Buddhist, at the end of The Dirty Dash you’ll all have to confess to God that you’re a filthy mess in need of forgiveness. Your whole life you’ve been told what you can’t do: Don’t run with scissors, don’t sneeze or your heart will stop, don’t “mess with Sasquatch,” don’t sell WMDs to the Ayatollahs. Well it’s time to throw away your tissues, dump your Adderall down the toilet and break all the rules. The race is 13.1 miles of dirty fun. Dirty Dash, Sept. 22, 9a-2p. Soldier Hollow, 2002 Olympic Way, Midway, UT. $50. THEDIRTYDASH.COM

In the Garden It’s time to harvest—and to start getting the garden ready for fall! There’s loads of great classes and workshops around the valley to get you on track. The Conservation Garden Park in West Jordan (8275 S 1300 W) has Turning Over the Garden: Fall Time Yard and Garden Care on Sept. 13 (6:30-8p). Wasatch Community Gardens is offering Preserving Tomatoes on Sept. 4 (5:30p at Harmon’s City Creek, 135 E 100 S), Garlic Planting and Growing on Sept. 12 (6p at Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E), Shop and Can Quick Jam on Sept. 18 (4:30p starting at the Downtown Farmers Market and moving to Harmon’s City Creek), Growing in Greenhouses on Sept. 18 (6p at Mountain Valley Seeds, 455 W 1700 S), Foraging Berries on Sept. 22 (10a-noon, location TBA) and Pressure Canning on Oct. 2 (5:30p at Harmon’s City Creek). Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah has Growing Gourmet Mushrooms on Sept. 8 (9a-noon) and Seed Collecting on Sept. 22 (10a-12p). CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG, WASATCHGARDENS.ORG, CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU

Closing: Speed The Utah Museum of Fine Arts show Speed: The Art of the Performance Automobile is putting on the brakes this month.The show features 19 of the fastest and most acclaimed race cars from the past century—if you’ve got a need for speed, check it out before it’s gone. Speed Closing, Sept. 16, 11a-5p. UMFA, Marcia and John Price Museum Building, 410 S Campus Drive. SPEEDUMFA.COM

Rings, Rings, Rings A class from Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah focuses on creating this fundamental jewelry. Kathleen Carricaburu will help attendees explore symbolism, design, ring fabrication, and stone setting techniques related to the ring. Carricaburu has exhibited her metal work and painting at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake Art Center, Finch Lane Gallery, and Las Cruces Museum of Fine Arts in New Mexico. In spring 2011 her work, “Daphne and Apollo,” was reproduced in “500 Silver Jewelry Designs,” published by Lark Books. All levels are welcome; class limited to eight people. Beginning Metal Smithing: Rings, Rings, Rings, Wednesdays, Sept. 19-Oct.17. Pioneer Craft House, 500 E 3300 S. $219. KATHLEENCARRICABURU.COM, CONTINUE.UTAH.EDU

Call for Entries: Craft and Photography Each year, Utah Arts & Museums, as part of its mission to provide the benefits of art and culture to all Utahns, hosts a statewide visual arts competition, rotating between three media category: painting and sculpture; mixed media and works on paper; and this year’s criteria, craft and photography. The show is open to all Utah artists over the age of 18, and submissions are currently being accepted at the Rio Gallery. Works are chosen for display each year by two out-of-state jurors: Mary Anne Redding, Chair of the Photography Department at the Santa Fe University of Art & Design, and Stefano Catalani, Director of Curatorial Affairs/Artistic Director at the Bellevue Arts Museum, will be judging the 2012 show. Six $500 awards will be given to

selected artists for outstanding work. The exhibition of selected works will take place Oct. 19-Nov. 30 at the Rio Gallery, with a special opening reception on Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m. in conjunction with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. Statewide Visual Arts Competition, Utah Arts & Museums, Sept. 20 & 21, Rio Gallery, 300 S Rio Grande Street. ARTSANDMUSEUMS.UTAH.GOV

Da Vinci—The Genius The Leonardo is hosting an exhibit that explores the genius of its namesake as an

inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher. This traveling exhibit, put together with the assistance of Il Genio di Leonardo da Vinci Museo in Italy and Pascal Cotte of Lumiere Technology in France, will bring Leonardo’s inventions to life in interactive exhibits that include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, military tank and ideal city. In addition the exhibit features facsimiles of Leonardo’s most famous codices, anatomical studies, Anghiari battle drawings and Renaissance art, including a high definition recreation of The Last Supper at actual size, complementing the existing 3D animations explaining the Sforza Horse and Vitruvian Man. Visitors can also learn Mona Lisa’s secrets with an analysis of the iconic painting, conducted at the Louvre Museum by the renowned scientific engineer, examiner and photographer of fine art, Pascal Cotte. Show runs through January 2012. Da Vinci: The Genius, Sept. 28. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $9. THELEONARDO.ORG


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ABODE AUTOMOTIVE Clark’s Green Auto Garage 1/13 801.485-2858. 506 E. 1700 So. Clark’s auto is a local family-owned full service automotive repair facility. We are committed to doing our part to minimize the environmental impact of automotive service and repair, and to incorporating sustainability principles throughout our operation. SLC-certified E2 business. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CLARKSAUTO Schneider Auto Karosserie 7/13 801.484.9400. Fax 801-484-6623. Utah’s first green body shop. 27 years of making customers happy! We are a friendly, full-service collision repair shop in Salt Lake City. Your satisfaction is our goal. We’ll work with your insurance company to ensure proper repairs and give you a lifetime warranty. WWW.SCHNEIDERAUTO.NET DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION RHOdesigns,llc 4/13 801-971-2136, RHODESIGNSLLC@GMAIL.COM. Interior Design Services including space planning, color (interior & exterior), finish and materials selections; kitchen & bath design. Introductory 2 hour consultation available. Residential and commercial design experience. Rosine H. Oliver, IIDA WWW.RHODESIGNSLLC.COM.

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dressings, spreads, salsa, hummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a refreshing Violet Mocha or Mango & Basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM. Coffee Garden 254 S. Main, inside the former Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E. 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi. Cafe SuperNatural Organic, locally grown, gluten-free, fresh cooked to order, raw foods, fresh juices and smothies, superfood shakes, great food to go or dine-in. Discounts for Prana Yoga participants. Located in Prana Yoga. Free convenient parking in Trolley Square’s 600 East parking garage. Mon-Sat 10a-9p: Sun 10-3p. Wifi. Kathmandu 212 S. 700 E. SLC 801-355-0454, and 3142 S. Highland Dr. 801-466-3504. The Kathmandu makes it easy to enjoy the delicacies of India and Nepal without actually having to visit these exotic places. Whether you are having a party or just a night out, Kathmandu is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a special meal with your friends and family. M-Sat 11:30a- 2:30; 5p10, Sun Noon-9 p. INFO@THEKATHMANDU.NET. Nostalgia 248 E. 100 S. 532-3225. Salt Lake’s best-damn coffee, sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh pastries. A great destination for casual business meetings or a relaxed environment to hang out with friends. Local artists also find a home to sell their work in a hip environment. Outdoor seating available. Beer from local breweries. Free wifi. WWW.NOSTALGIACOFFEE.COM. Omar’s Rawtopia 2148 S.Highland Dr. 486-0332. Raw, organic, vegan & scrumptious. From Chocolate Goji Berry smoothies to Vegan Hummus Pizza, every dish is made with highest quality ingredients and prepared with love. Nutrient dense and delectable are Rawtopia’s theme words. We are an oasis of gourmet health, creating peace through food. M-Th 12-8p, F-Sat. 12-9p.

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Pago 878 S. 900 E. 532-0777. Featuring seasonal cuisine from local producers & 20 artisan wines by the glass, complemented by an intimate ecochic setting. Best Lunch—SL Mag, Best Brunch—City Weekly, Best Wine List—City Weekly & SL Mag, Best New American—Best of State. PAGOSLC.COM. Tue-Sun 11a-3p, 5p-close. Ruth’s Diner 4160 Emigration Canyon Rd. 582-5807. 2010 marks Ruth’s Diner’s 80th anniversary. Join us in our newly redecorated, cool canyon setting. WWW.RUTHSDINER.COM M-Sun 8a-10p. The Star of India 55 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, 801-363-7555. An award-winning Salt Lake institution since 1990. Featuring a full bar, $10 lunch buffet with 20-25 delicious choices, salad, naan, and rice pudding. Tandoori style cooking. Specializing in chicken curry, lamb, seafood, halal & goat meat and vegetable entrées. All food prepared fresh and on premises. Parking validation provided. Lunch M-Sat 11:30a-2:30p, Dinner M-Th 2:30p-10p, Fri-Sat 2:30-10:30p, Sun 3-9:30p. WWW.STAROFINDIAONLINE.COM. Takashi 18 West Market St. 519-9595. Award-winning chef Takashi Gibo invites you to savor an incredible Japanese dining experience with Salt Lake’s best sushi, sashimi, small plates (Japanese tapas), and hot dishes from his tantalizing menu. Enjoy a beautiful presentation of classic sashimi or experiment with delicious creations from the sushi bar. Featuring an extensive selction of premium sakes, wines, Japanese and domestic beers, and signature cocktails. Mon-Fri from 11:30a.; Sat. from 5:30p.

HEALTH & BODYWORK ACUPUNCTURE SLC Qi Community Acupuncture 6/13 R. Dean Woolstenhulme, L.Ac 177 E 900 S. Ste 101D, 801-521-3337. Acupuncture you can afford. Quality acupuncture on low sliding

Prices: 3 months ($180), 6 months ( $210), 12 months ( $360). Listings must be prepaid in full and are non-refundable. Word Limit: 45. Deadline for changes/reservations: 15th of preceeding month.

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scale rates ($15-$40) makes health care affordable and effective. Relax in comfy reclining chairs in a healing community setting. Acupuncture is good for allergies, back pain and more. Downtown SLC. WWW.SLCQI.COM


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Stevens Acupuncture 7/13 Dr. Keith Stevens, OMD, 1174 E. 2760 S, Ste. 16. 801.467-2277, 209.617-7379 (cell). Specializing in chronic pain treatment, stress-related insomnia, fatigue, headaches, sports medicine, traumatic injury and post-operative recovery. Boardcertified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE Cathy Pollock, M.AmSAT 3/13 801-230-7661. Certified Alexander Technique teacher with 17 years experience. Beyond good posture and body mechanics! Develop awareness. Let go of habitual tensions. Calm your nervous system. Embody dynamic ways of moving and performing. Learn to be easily upright and open. Breathe better, feel better, look better. Gain confidence and poise. WWW.ALEXANDERTECHNIQUEUTAH.COM

ECKANKAR 8105 S 700 E, Sandy


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Why am I stuck on my e x? Your Friendly Neighborhood Psychic

Margaret Ruth Specializing in complex people like you since even before the Internets!


What do I need to know?

What is going to happen to me?


When will I be happy?

Why do I feel this way? What should I do? Will I ever find love?

ECKANKAR 8105 South 700 East in Sandy

801-942-5876. Learn how Ayurveda can help you harmonize your lifestyle and well being. Primordial Sound meditation,Perfect Health & Wellness counseling. Georgia Clark, Certified Deepak Chopra Center Vedic Master, has trained in the US with Dr. Chopra, Dr. V.D. Lad, Jai Dev Singh, David Crow & in India with Dr. A.P. Deshpande. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY/COUNSELING Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET

Sheryl Seliger, LCSW 6/13 801-556-8760. 1446 S. 900 E., Email: SELIGERS@GMAIL.COM Powerful healing through dialogue & gentle-touch energy work. Adults: Deep relaxation, stress reduction & spiritual renewal, chronic pain & illness, head & spinal injuries, anxiety, PTSD, relationship skills, life strategies. Infants and children: colic, feeding & sleep issues, bonding, birth trauma. Birth preparation & prenatal CST. FELDENKRAIS Carol Lessinger, GCFP 8/13 801-580-9484. Do you know how to engage your body to draw upon its highest potential for comfort, strength, and healing? Carol helps people of all ages: infants, developmentally challenged children, people chained to computers, injured athletes, performing artists, seniors, and possibly you. Over 35 years experience. CAROLLESSINGER.COM

Erin Geesaman Rabke Somatic Educator. 801-898-0478. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM FB Open Hand Bodywork. Dan Schmidt, GCFP, LMT. 150 S. 600 E., #3B.



801.694.4086 WWW.OPENHANDSLC.COM. FB Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. Feldenkrais®, Structural Integration and massage. Offering a unique blend of the 10 sessions with Awareness Through Movement® lessons. Discover the potential for learning and improvement at any age, as you come to inhabit your body with ease, vitality and integrity. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM MASSAGE Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM

Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET MD PHYSICIANS Web of Life Wellness Center FB Todd Mangum, MD. 801-531-8340. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Dr. Mangum is a family practice physician who uses acupuncture, massage, herbs & nutrition to treat a wide range of conditions including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 9/12 801-486-4226. Dr Todd Cameron, Naturopathic Physician. 1945 S. 1100 E. #202. Remember when doctors cared? Once, a doctor cared. He had that little black bag, a big heart, an encouraging smile. Once, a doctor actually taught about prevention. Remember “an apple a day”? Dr. Cameron is a family practitioner. He takes care of you. He cares. WWW.DRTODDCAMERON.COM

Eastside Natural Health Clinic 9/12 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Drive #207. Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. He can help optimize your health to live more vibrantly and support your natural healing ability. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM

lems. WWW.TOTALNUTRITIONWELLNESS.COM PHYSICAL THERAPY Precision Physical Therapy 9/12 801-557-6733. Jane Glaser-Gormally, MS, PT. 3098 S Highland Dr. Ste. 371. (Also Park City and Heber.) Specializing in holistic integrated manual therapy (IMT). Safe, gentle, effective techniques for pain and tissue dysfunction. This unique form of therapy identifies sources of pain and assists the body with selfcorrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. UofU provider. WWW.PRECISIONPHYSICALTHERAPYUT.COM REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/13 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586, or PPAU.ORG. Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential healthcare for men, women and teens. Services include birth control, emergency contraception (EC/PlanB/morning after pill), testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infection including HIV, vaccines including the HPV vaccine, pregnancy testing and referrals, condoms, education programs and more. ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Paul Wirth, Certified Rolfer™, LMT 1/13 801-638-0021. 3194 S. 1100 E. Move with ease, not pain. Working with the structural limitations in your body to help you feel stronger and more relaxed. MOSAICBODYWORK.COM Carl Rabke LMT, GCFP FOG 801-671-4533. Somatic education and bodywork. WWW.BODYHAPPY.COM VISION CARE Wasatch Vision Clinic FB 801-328-2020. 849 E. 400 S. in Salt Lake across from the 9th East TRAX stop. Comprehensive eye care, eye disease, LASIK, contacts and glasses since 1984. We accept most insurance. WASATCHVISION.COM


Full Circle Care; Leslie Peterson, ND 1/13 801.746.3555. 150 S. 600 E. #6B.Integrative and naturopathic medical clinic offering a unique approach to your health care needs. Specializing in thyroid, adrenal and hormonal imbalances; food allergies and gluten testing; digestive health; nutritional IV therapy. Men, women and children welcome! WWW.FULLCIRCLECARE.COM

MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/12 801-268-4789, WWW.IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM. David and Carol Sharp. Duo up to six-piece ensemble. Celtic, European, World and Old Time American music. A variety of instruments. Storytelling and dance caller. CDs and downloads, traditional and original. IDLEWILD@IDLEWILDRECORDINGS.COM

NUTRITION Total Nutrition Wellness 12/12 801-953-1481. A state-of-the-art system which identifies areas of nutritional deficiency in your body; we then find nutrition needed to strengthen your body. Your body creates health at a deeper level! Permanent solutions for your health prob-

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. South 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 E.). Morning, evening, & weekend programs. Graduate in as little as 7 months. 8 students in a class. Mentor with seasoned professionals. Practice in a live day spa. ABHES

accredited. Financial aid: loans/grants available to those who qualify. WWW.HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG SPACE AVAILABLE For workshops, classes, ongoing groups 801-596-0147 Ext. 41, 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Center for Transpersonal Therapy. TWO large plush spaces. Bright & comfortable atmosphere, available for workshops, classes, or ongoing groups. Pillows, yoga chairs, & regular chairs provided, kitchenette area. Available for hourly, full day or weekend use. Two rooms available. 8/12 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Adopt-a-Native-Elder 6/13 801-474-0535. Adopt-A-Native-Elder is seeking office/warehouse volunteers in Salt Lake City every Tuesday and Friday 10 am-noon. Come and join a wonderful group of people for a fascinating and gratifying experience. We also need volunteers with trucks and SUVs, donating their expenses, to transport supplies for Spring and Fall Food Runs, Navajo reservation community events in southeast UT and northeast AZ. Contact Joyce or MAIL@ANELDER.ORG, WWW.ANELDER.ORG

MOVEMENT & SPORT DANCE RDT Community School. 801-534-1000. 138 W. Broadway. FB MARTIAL ARTS Red Lotus School of Movement 8/13 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FB 801-355-2617. E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, noncompetitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 1/13 68 K Street, SLC. 801-872-YOGA (9642). Avenues Yoga is a friendly, down-to-earth place where all are welcome. We offer classes for all body types and ability levels, from Yoga Nidra and Restorative, to Power, Flow, and Core. Free Intro to Yoga every Saturday at 11:45am. Introductory Special $39 one month unlimited. WWW.AVENUESYOGA.COM Bikram Yoga—Sandy 12/12 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Localsonly Intro: $39 for 30 days unlimited yoga. Our South Valley sanctuary, nestled below Little and Big Cottonwood canyons, provides a warm and inviting environment to discover and/or deepen your yoga practice. All levels are welcome. All teachers are certified. 38 classes, 7 days a week. See website for schedule and special classes. bikramyogasandyWWW.BIKRAMYOGASANDY.COM

Centered City Yoga 9/12 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered

City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, and monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM Shiva Centre. 2065 E. 21st So. 801.485.5933. WWW.SHIVACENTRESLC.COM. Sunny Steps Yoga and Zumba—Sandy We offer classes for all levels with a positive and friendly atmosphere, along with a small retail shop. Join us at Sunny Steps for a great Yoga or Zumba practice at 8724 S. 700 E. WWW.SUNNYSTEP.COM

THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/12 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes, Privates, and Therapeutics with certified and inspired Anusara instructors. Drop-ins welcome. 1167 Woodside Ave., P.O Box 681237, Park City, UT 84068. WWW.PARKCITYYOGA.COMB



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Accepting applications for artisans - music - produce - local biz. Contact: Market Manager at 801-448-6758

ASTROLOGY Soul & Psyche 12/12 Cynthia Hill, PhD 801-293-0484. Experience the alchemical combination of transformative, soulcentered astrology and transpersonal psychology. A rich, deep perspective of your life's journey and purpose. 35 years experience. Blessings!

Transformational Astrology FB Ralfee Finn. 800-915-5584. Catalyst’s astrology columnist for 10 years! Visit her website at WWW.AQUARIUMAGE.COM or e-mail her at RALFEE@AQUARIUMAGE.COM

Vedic Harmony—Jyotish Astrology FB 942-5876. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET ENERGY HEALING Kristen Dalzen, LMT 801.467.3306. 1569 So. 1100 East. IGNITE YOUR DIVINE SPARK! Traditional Usui Reiki Master Teacher practicing in Salt Lake since 1996. Offering a dynamic array of healing services and classes designed to create a balanced, expansive and vivacious life. WWW.TURIYAS.COM Evolutionary Spirit Shamanic Energy Healing Dee Ann Nichols, 801-638-0940. A graduate of the Healing the Light Body School of The Four Winds Society, certified in Advanced Client Skills and Mastery of Medicine Teachings, Dee Ann provides healing sessions, teachings and ceremonies in the Peruvian tradition of the ancient Inka. WWW.EVOLUTIONARYSPIRIT.INFO 10/12 Mary Nickle, LMT, CCP 7/12 801.530.0633. Aura readings, energy healing, class instruction in the intuitive healing arts, and Soul/Spirit Journeys; Colorpuncture, and the fabulous Bellanina Face-lift massage. The Energy-Medicine Training for self-care begins soon! Located in the Center for Enhanced Wellness, 2627 E Parleys Way. WWW.TIMEOUTASSOCIATES.NET PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Crone’s Hollow 8/13 2470 S. Main St. Have life questions? Get the clarity you need & reclaim your future with an intuitive and personal psychic consultation. $20 for 20 min. We also have metaphysical supplies! Cash/credit cards accepted. Thurs-Sun. Walk-ins welcome. 801.906.0470, WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COM



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Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM

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Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM.

Nicholas Stark 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon.



r. Mark Resetarits, chiropractic physician at Great Basin Chiropractic wants to understand the forces in your life that can impact your health from every angle. His passion for his work has led him to develop a holistic practice; he’s not interested in simply curing your symptoms, but helping you build your whole life in such a way that your natural underlying state of good health shines through. “Part of my philosophy is that of vitalism, that is, that health comes from within and that the power that makes the body heals the body,” he says. He learned this way of thinking from his grandfather, Bradley Dieffenbach, who was enthusiastic about natural healing. “We grew up in the same town, and my family spent almost every Sunday together with my grandparents. My grandfather lived to be 88 but looked much younger, and he always had a healing presence around him. He was a mechanic. I like to say that he ‘healed Greyhound buses’ for a living!” Dieffenbach’s mother suffered from headaches that could be cured by chiropractic adjustment, but the family chiropractor lived so far away that she could not always get in to see him when she needed. “When my grandfather was old enough, that chiropractor mentored him and taught him some basic adjustments so that he could take care of his mom. He occasionally adjusted us as well when we were kids. He had a great healing touch, and was such a wonderful human being. It was sad that he never had a chance to become a chiropractor himself, as he had such an interest in healing.”

A different family influence that drew Resetarits into healing practice was witnessing his uncle Rudy’s experiences with traditional heart surgery techniques. “He had so many open heart surgeries that there were eventually no veins left in his legs to use for any further bypasses.” As a teenager watching this, it was clear to him that surgery was not the answer. “If it worked, why did they have to keep doing it again and again?” Resetarits spent eight summers in his 20s and early 30s fighting wildfires in Alaska. “During that time we lived out of backpacks, camped, cooked for ourselves, and worked 16 hour days. I loved roughing it and watching the cycles of nature from the midst of that environment.” Resetarits says this respect for natural patterns and cycles has remained one of the driving forces in his healing work. He studied pre-med and then took a four-year training degree from Western States Chiropractic College. He has been practicing in Salt Lake City ever since. “Forty years ago when the third-party pay system was implemented, chiropractic practice became confused. In order to keep providing service to their patients and to hew to the insurance companies’ pay codes, many chiropractors began to practice an allopathic model, which is purely symptomatic relief. But true wellness goes beyond fixing up symptoms—it encompasses your entire life,” says Resetarits. Great Basin Chiropractic integrates nutritional, exercise, and stress management into an individual wellness plan for each client, in addition to chiropractic adjustment and therapeutic massage.

MEDIUMS Kathryn Miles 3/13 Psychic Reader, Medium, Channeler 801-633-4754. Internationally renowned psychic healer for more than 20 years. Experience a reading, receiving messages from guides and loved ones, peering into your Akashic records, past and future experiences and soul path. Classes available at my mystery school, The Lifting of the Veils, at my sanctuary in Sugarhouse. WWW.KATHRYNMILES.COM Darryl Woods 801-824-4918. WWW.READINGSBYDARRYL.COM. WORKSHOPS, TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. SAHAJHEALING.COM. FB Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH COACHING, FACILITATING The Work of Byron Katie 7/13 801-842-4518. Kathy Melby, Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie. The Work is a simple way of identifying and questioning your stressful thoughts that cause your suffering. Experience the joy and happiness of undoing those thoughts and allow your mind to return to its true, creative, peaceful nature. Individuals, couples, families, groups and retreats. WWW.THEWORK.COM THERAPY/COUNSELING Jeff Bell, L.C.S.W. 4/13 801-364-5700, Ext. 2, 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 1, SLC. Specializing in empowering relationships; cultivating hardiness and mindfulness; managing stress & compulsivity; alleviating depression/ anxiety/ grief; healing PTSD & childhood abuse/ neglect; addictions recov-

ery; GLBT exploration as well as resolving disordered eating, body image & life transitions. Individual, couples, family, group therapy & EMDR. Center for Transpersonal Therapy 8/12 801-596-0147. 5801 S Fashion Blvd, Ste. 250, Murray, UT. Denise Boelens, PhD; Heidi Ford, MS, LCSW, Chris Robertson, LCSW; Lynda Steele, LCSW; Sherry Lynn Zemlick, PhD, Wil Dredge LCSW, Nick Tsandes, LCSW. The transpersonal approach to healing draws on the knowledge from traditional science & the spiritual wisdom of the east & west. Counseling orientation integrates body, mind & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats & classes. Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., Lic. Psychologist 801-718-1609. 136 s. Main, Ste. 409 (Kearns Bldg). Healing techniques for depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Treatment of trauma, abuse and stress. Career guidance. Sensitive and caring approach to create wellness, peace, happiness and contentment. WWW.STEVENJCHEN.COM 9/12 CONSCIOUS CONNECTIONS, Inc. 801-953-8010. A research-based step parenting program will be available this fall. The program includes a workbook, videos of stepfamily scenarios and a power point presentation. Sally and Beth have been practicing family therapists for 30 years each, and have personally experienced stepfamily living. SALLY.AMSDEN@GMAIL.COM, BETH-HUGHES@COMCAST.NET

Marianne Felt, MT-BC, LPC 9/12 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives. Machiel Klerk, LMFT 8/12 801-656-8806. 150S. 600E, ste. 7-C. Jung and depth psychology oriented therapist. Problems are treated as expressions of the soul in its movement toward healing. Expertise in working with dreams. Also work with Adolescents and people in Recovery. MACHIELKLERK@HOTMAIL.COM / WWW.MACHIELKLERK.COM

Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/13 801-582-2705, 2071 Ashton Circle, SLC. Offering a transpersonal approach to the experiences and challenges of our life cycles, including: individuation-identity, sexuality and sexual orientation,

partnership, work, parenting, divorce, aging, illness, death and other loss, meaning and spiritual awareness. Individuals, couples and groups. Clinical consultation and supervision. Marilynne Moffitt, PhD FB 801-266-4551. 825 E. 4800 S. Murray 84107. Offering interventions for psychological growth & healing. Assistance with behavioral & motivational changes, refocusing of life priorities, relationship issues, addiction & abuse issues, & issues regarding health. Certified clinical hypnotherapist, NLP master practitioner & EMDR practitioner. Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 8/12 801-631-8426. Sanctuary for Healing and Integration, 860 E. 4500 S., Ste. 302. Steve is a seasoned psychiatrist, Zen priest and shamanic healer. He sees kids, teens, adults, couples and families, integrating psychotherapy, meditation and soul work with judicious use of medication to relieve emotional pain and problem behavior. Steve specializes in creative treatment of bipolar disorders. STEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK.COM Don St John, Ph.D. Body-Centered Psychotherapy 6/13 801 935-4787 Sugar House. As you learn to be fully with yourself—here and now—and simultaneously allow me to be fully with you, you discover and develop your presence and strength, you honor and care for your vulnerability, recognize and appreciate your lovability, and tolerate and enjoy real intimacy.

Jim Struve, LCSW 12/12 801-364-5700 ext. 1. 1399 S 700 E., Ste. 2, SLC. Mindful presence in relationship-based psychotherapy. Specializing in life transitions, strengthening relationships, fostering resilience, healing from childhood trauma and neglect (including male survivors of sexual abuse), assisting partners of abuse survivors, additions recovery, sexual identity, empowerment for GLBT individuals/ couples. Also group therapy. Flexible times. WWW.MINDFULPRESENCE.COM2 SHAMANIC PRACTICE The Infinite Within 10/12 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/13 801-531-8051. Shamanic Counseling. Shamanic Healing, Minister of the Circle of the Sacred Earth. Mentoring for people called to the Shaman’s Path. Explore health or mental health issues using the ways of the shaman. Sarah’s extensive training includes shamanic extraction healing, soul retrieval healing, psychopomp work for death and dying, shamanic

counseling and shamanic divination. Sarah has studied with Celtic, Brazilian, Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan and Nepali Shamans. Naomi Silverstone, DSW, LCSW FB 801-209-1095. 508 E. So. Temple, #102. Psychotherapy and shamanic practice. Holistic practice integrates traditional and nontraditional approaches to health, healing, and balance or “ayni.” Access new perceptual lenses as you reanimate your relationship with nature. Shamanic practice in the Inka tradition. FB Nicholas Stark 801-394-6287; cell: 801-7212779. 20 years of Shamanic Healings / Energy Work. Ogden Canyon.

RETAIL ARTS & CRAFTS Blazing Needles 8/13 1365 S 1100 E, SLC. 801 4875648. More than a local yarn store, we're a unique gathering place for knitters of all levels and styles. Beginner or expert, old or young, male or female, Blazing Needles welcomes you! Fine artisan yarns, quality tools and classes. Check our website for classes and special offerings! M-W 10a-7p, Th Knit Night 10a-9pm Fri & Sat, 10a-6pm, Sun 12-5pm WWW.BLAZING-NEEDLES.COM GROCERIES, SPECIALTY FOODS, KITCHEN SUPPLIES Beer Nut. 1200 S State St, 801.531.8182, BEERNUT.COM. FB Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. FB Liberty Heights Fresh. 1290 S. 1100 E. 801-583-7374. LIBERTYHEIGHTSFRESH.COM. FB GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM FB Cosmic Spiral 10/12 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-5091043 Mystical, musical and metaphysical gifts and resources for every persuasion—in an atmosphere that soothes your spirit. Psychic, Tarot and astrology readings, events and classes. Singing bowls, drums, flutes, incense, books, jewelry, cards and smiles. Open noon-6:30 p.m, Monday thru Saturday (and 11-5 Sun. through holidays).

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Seize each day Take action. Do not wait. BY SUZANNE WAGNER Osho Zen Tarot: Inner Voice, Stress Medicine Cards: Squirrel, Swan Mayan Oracle: Transformer, Resolution of Duality Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Heirophant, Chariot, Nine of Swords Aleister Crowley Deck: Knight of Cups, Knight of Disks, The Universe Healing Earth Tarot: Ace of Feathers, Six of Pipes Words of Truth: Abundance, Exhaustion, Support


eptember’s astrological activities are kicking everyone into motion. This may manifest as a literal external move, a job change, a relationship change, an internal shift in perspective or any combination of the above. This is the time to observe what is right in front of you and to prepare for anything. You are looking for that safe place; although it may not be obvious for a few months, you are on the quest to find that space within where you can feel an untroubled heart and mind. You can now find wisdom in all external choices and actions, and will be able to remain compassionate regardless of how others are behaving or treating you. Let your mind and heart become free. If you trust that all will be taken care of in its own time, the future (as muddled and uncertain as it may seem) will not cause you such paralyzing fear. Don’t hesitate. This is the month to seize the day and take action. Do not wait. If you do not act, this will create stagnation and frustration. You may find yourself in situations that are holding you back, and you may be surrounded by people who are using your energy for their own. Take yourself back! You will finally feel that impulse to move forward. Take a look at where you are leaking energy. Where are you giving so much of your energy to others that you can’t experience abundance right now for yourself? Where are you using fear as a way to avoid

making a decision? At this moment, you truly do know what you need to do. You have known it for a while, but now you just need to commit to acting. Choose to move. Don’t worry about making it look right on the first attempt. With these intense astrological energies, nothing will end up looking like anything you are imagining, so why worry so much? You are looking for the portal to the future, but looking creates confusion. When you are looking for the door you will see shadows of what you seek everywhere in front of you, and the way forward won’t be clear. Instead, you have to earn entry to the future by being willing to accept whatever the future holds as it is being presented. There are no guarantees of outcomes or perfect pic-

September is about finding your own rhythm. When you are in your own rhythm, something magical happens: You begin to hear the voice of your own intuition. To see the future that awaits, you have to accept that spirit is healing and transforming your life. Stop resisting the truth of who you are. Stop denying what you know as wisdom. Others may not be able to hear it, but quit trying to teach those who do not want to listen. It is a waste of energy and time. Such times require a great deal of grounding and inner work. It feels like forces greater than yourself are pulling you apart. When you are being pulled in many directions you have to have your feet underneath you. These times are designed to alter your perception of reality, and sometimes that makes you feel fragmented and spaced out. Practice staying in the present moment even as things are pulling you in opposite directions and the demands of life seem enormous. Look at the anger and hatred you are holding inside. Look at your judgment and your fear. Can you see that it is toxic and that it’s exhausting you? Don’t let the stress win! Take charge. Make a choice. Decide on the action you need to take to become unstuck. Jump! Don’t worry whether it’s going to work, just look at whether it’s coming from expanding the truth of who you are or not. Choose to follow your truth. It may not be everyone else’s truth. Who cares? They are not living your life, you are. This is your journey. It is about what you need for completion. Others will have to find their pathway, and unfortunately this means that you may have to let go of taking others with you. Most paths of greatness need to be started alone. Walk your pathway. You will find others who share in this passion and excitement. People need to be allowed to choose what direction serves them. In this moment, you cannot see well for others, you can only see what you need to do. It is going to be messy. It is going to be challenging. You can look at change as intense, or as interesting—choosing your mindset is up to you. The important thing is to just begin. u

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tures. You cannot fight the currents of the future. You can only experience what is happening right now and be willing to participate in the new flow that is presenting itself to you with calmness and clarity. To step through that doorway, you have to accept support from the Universe, surrender to the reality presenting itself, and trust that what you are shown is for your own highest good. Why not surrender into the love of yourself? Why not trust that something is coming that is better than you could picture? Allow others to help you along the way. None of us can do it alone, anyway, especially in these times.

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Ubhaya Padanghustasana Root and fly



ate summer, including most of September, is the time when Earth energy rises. Earth energy creates stability, steadiness, nurturing and grounding. Earth season is the time we preserve and store our harvest, and the time when we reflect on and integrate our experiences and memories. Until Autumn Equinox, the stomach and spleen still rule. Like the Earth, a balanced stomach and spleen bring physical, mental and emotional stability and grounding. When our Earth energy is out of balance, we suffer from agitation, worry and scattered attention— mental states which lead to exhaustion. Predictably, poor digestion and assimilation—often from anxiety or worry—result from an unbalanced

stomach and spleen. Unless we integrate the nutrients we take in, those nutrients cannot convert to energy to fuel our bodies. This month’s pose is Ubhaya Padanghustasana (ubhaya = both, padanghusta = big toes). The pose is

want to ground my students’ energy to prepare them to return to the outside world. This is especially important if we have practiced poses that stimulate the upper body (such as inversions), or poses that bring energy to the surface (such as backbends). Ubhaya Padanghustasana simultaneously engages the core (stomach/spleen), grounds energy, revitalizes the body/mind, and stabilizes and steadies balance, a perfect combination to generate and celebrate late summer’s Earth energy. Start by sitting on the floor on a mat with your feet stretched straight out in front of you. Bend your knees out to the sides, drawing your feet in toward your groin. Now curl your index and second fingers around the insides of your big toes—right fingers to right toe, left fingers to left toe. With your knees still bent, rock back onto your bum so that your feet lift off the floor. Now rock slightly forward and back until you feel the back edges of your sit bones against the floor. Balance here and root your sit bones into the floor, simultaneously lengthen-

Ubhaya Padanghustasana simultaneously engages the core (stomach/spleen), grounds energy, revitalizes the body/mind, and stabilizes and steadies balance. named after the big toes, after the “circuit” created in the body by connecting the fingers and toes. In my classes, I usually teach this pose toward the end of a practice, when I

ing your spine. Allow your shoulder blades to slide down your back so that your neck feels long. Lift your heart toward the sky. Balance here with your knees bent for a few

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breaths until you feel rooted, stable and spacious. When you feel steady, straighten your knees, continuing to ground your base, and allow your torso and legs to grow up out of your base, like a tree reaching toward the sky from its roots. My students will recognize this instruction as “active yield.” Active yield, a concept I learned from Donna Farhi, is a way of taking advantage of the everpresent force of gravity—the Earth’s strongest energy—to create lightness. Rather than propping yourself up away from the ground by using muscular energy to lift you, let your weight first release into your rear and then actively press your rear down into the floor so that the rest of your body rebounds upward. Reach the feet toward the sky. If you can’t keep your knees straight without tipping backward or rounding your back, bend your knees and hold onto the backs of your thighs with your shins parallel to the floor. Continue to practice active yield. Another variation that may suit you is to hold the outsides of your feet instead of your big toes. Some people’s toes and fingers can become fatigued in this pose. Even though this pose is named after your toes, it’s okay to hold the outsides of your feet instead. Connecting your hands and feet in this way creates a closed circuit in the body similar to that of holding the toes. Stay in the pose for five to ten breaths. Then bend your knees, drawing your feet toward you. Place your feet back on the floor with your knees bent and then slide the legs out in front of you. Rest with your legs stretched out and your front thighs, knees and toes facing the ceiling. Relax and feel your hips and legs resting on the floor. You can support your spine by placing your hands on the floor next to your hips if you like. You can practice Ubhaya Padanghustasana any time, but it is especially balancing at times when you are experiencing anxiety, agitation or that vague spacey state that results from too much computer work. It’s invigorating and calming simultaneously. Longtime Yoga teacher Margaret Hahn says, “The Earth is the guru of the body.” Tap into the Earth’s enduring wisdom this month. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at




Intentional interdependence

September 21, 22, 23

By Donna Henes, urban shaman

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rom a shamanic point of view (as well as quantum scientific thought) separation is a false concept. It is redundant to reach out to build teams, alliances and communities, since we are already all connected, allied, joined together as one. The fact is there is no such thing as opposing sides. There is only one side: just us folks, all of us everywhere, trying to live life as best we can, much more alike than different. There is no us and them. There is only us. We—all of us who occupy this planet: organic and inorganic;

one world, one living, breathing entity. And the sooner we realize it, the happier, safer and saner we will be. Today we are surrounded by artificial division, manipulated resentment and fearmongered anxiety. The real dynamic being played out right now is not about conflicting religious, economic or nationalistic factions. It is not even about war. The struggle is actually between those who believe that the world is defined in terms of contrast, of black and white opposition—good or evil, right or wrong, war or peace, with us or against us—and

We breathe the same air as our cave-dwelling ancestors, continually inhaling and exhaling, trading carbon dioxide and oxygen with our plant relatives untold billions of times over the millennia. living and not; past, present, and future— are the world. We come from our Mother Earth and return to Her belly. We are made of the same substance as the sea, the soil, the stars. There are, and ever have been, only so many molecules in existence, and all the rest—birth, growth, death, decay, development, change, evolution, transformation—is really just about recycling. We breathe the same air as our cavedwelling ancestors, continually inhaling and exhaling, trading carbon dioxide and oxygen with our plant relatives untold billions of times over the millennia. And the same holds true for water. We drink the tears of crocodiles and elephants. We wash in the drainage of the ages. It rains, it pools, it evaporates. We drink, we pee. Again and again and again in a grand scale cosmic round robin. All borders and boundaries and separations are pure illusion. Each time we touch someone, we leave some of our skin atoms behind and pick up a parcel of new ones in an intimate epidermal exchange. Thus we merge, quite literally becoming part of each other. I am you and you are me and we are we. We are all in this together, inextricably bound, riding on our beautiful blue planet through space and time. We are one team, one community,

those who see things in a more harmonious, holistic and congruent manner. These are deciding times. It is imperative for those who perceive the big picture to make a concerted effort to reach out in ever-expanding circles of affinity, support and empathetic embrace. Now is the time to create healthy, functioning networks in recognition and in honor of our mutual state of being and our common fate. Let us come out of the cocoon closets of our isolated, separate selves and set our intentions on unity. Let us come together to make connections. To make friends. To make sense. To make art. To make amends. To make whoopy. To make time. To make magic. To make love. To make change. To make peace in our hearts and on the planet. Let us project ourselves outward as cooperative partners; as interconnected members of our families, communities, species, and world; as consciously coexistent inhabitants of our planet, and as conscientious cocreators of our combined future. Life on Earth depends upon our interdependent efforts. u Donna Henes is the author of “The Queen of My Self” and “The Moon Watcher’s Companion.” She lives in Exotic Brooklyn, New York. Donna has been a CATALYST contributor throughout the past 25 years. CITYSHAMAN@AOL.COM.

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