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DIY HEALTHCARE: HANGOVER CURES TRISHA MCMILLAN Sensible precautionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and what to do if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve thrown caution to the wind. APPENZELL FARM ADELE FLAIL Jess Corbridge learns from the trials and travails of modernday animal husbandry.


DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T GET ME STARTED JOHN DEJONG John waxes poetic on his favorite charity.


SHALL WE DANCE? THE JOY OF POLITICS AMY BRUNVAND Dancing through a difficult election season.


GOLDEN BRAID TURNS 30 JODY TEMPLIN A brief history of Salt Lakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest new age bookstore.




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EDITORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTEBOOK GRETA BELANGER DEJONG Comments from our readers on the advent of our 30th year: Why you love CATALYST (and why we love you!). ENVIRONEWS AMY BRUNVAND Outdoor industry supports Greater Canyonlands, opponents throw tantrum; State land grab a money loser; Lake Powell pipeline too costly

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“Is CATALYST still relevant?” I asked you earlier this year. CATALYST turned 30. I had a birthday of epic proportions, myself. I wanted to know: Do you still care? You do. You sent me notes as to how CATALYST has impacted your life. Your CAT moments. The connections you’ve made. I am touched beyond words. So I’ll let you have your say. Thank you for the votes of confidence. You guys make it all worthwhile. -----------

I can’t think about Salt Lake without thinking about Catalyst. You make a monthly road map for all of us struggling on the path to find meaning, connection, and purpose in a world where our best and brightest are hired away by corporations to conspire to make us feel poor, disconnected and adrift (and then promise temporary solace through consumption). Your body of work has made the world a demonstrably better place. You have made a life worth having lived. You make even the disaster of divorce into an adventure of discovery and enlightenment. When I think of you, I am happy. I can’t believe you are 60. I can’t wait to meet you when you’re 80. Love, respect, and gratitude. Tom Price Catalyst is where I go to get opinions and facts that I am not likely to find in the SL Tribune or the Deseret News. Lets be honest, I am going to learn things about nuclear fall out, peace demonstrations, threats to our deserts and canyons from you that the other local papers just aren’t going to offer. On top of the important news you are my “go to” source for anything I need. My massage therapist moved to North Carolina, no problem; I will look in the Catalyst and find someone new. I need a gardener that is sensitive to my feelings about rocks, plants, bugs and nature. Where else am I going to find them but in the Catalyst? I know 30 years is a long time to do something but please keep Catalyst going. I need you and most importantly the community needs you. You fill a need and a place with us that no other organization else does. Marga Ayers

You are a powerhouse of communitybuilding creativity! And it’s so very inspiring to see you carry forward, spanning decades, getting only more effective, more resourceful, more inspired, more young & sexy all the while! Matt Stella Happy New Year - and congratulations on your recent milestones in both life and journalism. Through a bizarre chain of events that led me from local business, to teaching, to the world of nonprofit, I’ve been fortunate to really dig in to my community over the last 5 years. But when I think of all the things I love here in Salt Lake City—and all the exciting progress and change of recent years—I can’t help but feel extremely grateful to people like you and the many by your side there at Catalyst over the years that have helped lay the framework to make all of this possible. We are fortunate to have such a great community—rich in culture, ideas, and support—and fortunate to have the people and alternative media available to connect it all together. Congratulations on 30, 60 —and the positive ripple effect you’ve helped create. Matt Monson (Vestpocket Coalition) Can it really be 30 years?!! I remember when I thought trusting anyone over 30 was suspect. Amazing how fast I got to 30 and had to re-examine that one. It is really a testament to your vision that Catalyst has reached maturity while continuing to remain fresh and astonishing. Thank you for so freely sharing your passion, vision and irrepressible spirit with this community and for making a difference in my life. Carlie Jimenez The quote from Bill Moyer “the need for voices of reason, simple and eloquent, has rarely been stronger” pretty much says it all for me as to why the Catalyst is still the most needed magazine in our community. It is needed & it is fun, too, with all the varied articles it provides every month year after year. Wishes for many more years to come, Georgia Clark

Catalyst has been a source of knowledge and inspiration for me since I moved to SLC in 1994. I have not always agreed with positions presented in some articles, but I became better-informed for having read them. I travel a fair bit, and I don ’t know of a better journal of its type in North America. Grant Hogarth

The contents of each issue often validate what I am thinking about or present a contrary view that gives me the opportunity to reconsider my position. There is always so much valuable information in Catalyst, that I look forward every month to picking it up. I’m going to call it a friend along the path. Jeanie Shipley

Catalyst has been my link to the only diverse cultural center, SLC, in the state. My wife and I live out in the far reaches of Zion; Kanab, Utah. I’ve attended many talks, events in SLC that I wouldn’t have known about save the Catalyst. Thanks, for gifting us and that gift I’ve brought with me to the desert. Tom Carter

When first moving to this state 30 years ago from California and Washigton, Catalyst was one of the few things that made me feel like I had some sort of a connection here. Thanks for helping me fall in love with the place where I live. Bonnie Zinanti

Catalyst CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU! You were the major force in bringing the healing community out of the closet. You anchor us, connect us, and let people know how rich our town is in excellent healing resources. There are many, many people that are in my life because of you. Carol Lessinger, Feldenkrais practitioner CATALYST has been a treasure trove of possibilities for me: I took classes with Mary Nickle; had many readings from Suzanne Wagner; became a massage therapist; became a “ground breaking” member of Wasatch Cohousing, where I met my husband. Plus all the years of educational articles and much much more. When I moved to Maui, my daughters would mail me each month’s copy. Even now, since I moved to So. Calif. to care for my mom, I still love to have a hard copy to read, share,and refer to! Judy (Barney) Anderson The Catalyst Magazine has co-created a more thoughtful and aware community in the last 30 years! Thank you Greta for the last 15 years of supporting the evolution of our business!" Brandt Ian, Sage’s/Vertical Diner/Supernatural/Cali’s Market My catalyst moment? Reading the goji berry article and finding out about the lik ely origin of my goji bushes—Chinese immigrants! It prompted me to share the plants with friends to help spread the love. Reading Catalyst makes me feel at home, like I do belong here in SLC. <3 Jodi Mardesich I love you and Catalyst. I have been around for the 30 years and know that you stay in the moment of all the days. Stay well you and the Catalyst Crew. Best Wishes for the Birthday! Jude Rubadue (Avenues, Slow Food Utah Board Member, SLC Food Policy Task Force, Skier and Eater, Exec. Chef, General Manager Watson Shelter at Alta)

Congratulations to Catalyst for making living in SLC and Utah more interesting, more engaging, and more fun. What you have done in this market is amazing in so many ways. Catalyst is still relevant, maybe more now than ever. What a coincidence that we are celebrating your 30th in 2012. Looking forward to it. Steve Defa My husband Dewey and I send you best wishes for continued success with Catalyst. You have enriched our lives and given us a feeling of being connected to the diversity and beauty of the Salt Lake City area. We delight in showing the magazine to our friends in South Carolina who think that SLC is backwards. HaHaHa!!!!! Lots of power between the Catalyst covers! We’ve had many good and inspiring experiences, brought to us courtesy of you and Catalyst. Despina Yeargin Wow, how time flows by. I remember just relocating to Salt Lake City from New Mexico and Catalyst was my Oasis!! You have given much to many in Salt Lake through Catalyst and I am sure will continue to touch others lives no matter which direction you may find yourself turning. Much love and respect. Denise Cerreta

I was fortunate to be part of the beginnings of Catalyst. I am so pleased to watch it blossom and succeed to fill in the hole that existed in the newspaper industry back 30 years ago and still exists. Pam Blackwell Mayes Just picked up the new issue yesterday and enjoyed both of your articles in this month’s Cat. I was quite taken with your mission of founding principles written so long ago when we were once young. I think you’ve done an admirable job of adapting, evolving, and progressing within the context of these lofty notions. Kudos to you. Tomas Johnson I have had magical experiences and syncronisities due to the advertising in your magazine. I also thoroughly enjoy the articles and as well as appreciate your intensions to be a conscious magazine. There are other alternative publications that I often pick up. Energetically, Catalyst has a pure feeling that is palpable. Christina Mcpherson ----------CONGRATULATIONS Miss Greta. Thanks for all you have done and all you do. Everyone loves you. Borg Sue actually is a mainstay in my home. If I need something to read, I pick up my Catalyst. If I need something to do, I pick up my Catalyst. I am on vacation this week, and what is on the top of my nightstand...Catalyst! You Rock! Ronda Landa, IID, ICON DESIGN, Inc Dear Greta, The Catalyst has connected me to the healing / metaphysical community of the Watsatch front for many years. The ads that we have placed have returned 10 fold what they have cost over the years, so has been a good sound investment in our community dealings. Our Psychic fairs have panned out

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for the best, and people keep coming back for more. Thank you for your continued dedication. Nicholas Stark I only knew of two worlds in Utah; by the time your mag came out, I had already been here for 8 years or so. Those worlds were Them and Us; Us consisting of all of the artists and musicians and mime-ists (SL Mime troupe) and the Sun Bar and belly dancers and street buskers (displaced people like me and caricature artists (i.e., Carel Brest van Kempen), Mama Eddy ’s and the Blue Mouse (and KRCL) and Tape Head Company and the Red Apple and The Pub and Safeway, not to mention the Fisherman in the basement of that Catholic Church by the U, and Big Ed’s and Gepetto’s and the Corkroom at the U. And then there was everybody else, i.e., the Establishment, Zion’s Bank, the police, THE Church and all of the other imbedded power players. And here comes this squeaky little voice in the middle of this political, social stare down of opposites proposing that it is indeed a common planet and that maybe we could share the beautiful things and somehow make a difference. What kind of nut job would get in the middle of a social revolution (or at least the remnants of one)? Thank you Greta and John and the hundred other contributors over the years that DID make a difference. Andy Monaco I found Catalyst at the Greek Soulvaki the night I moved to SLC from Flagstaff, in 1998, and read it that night. With it I knew that I could make Salt Lake City my home and that contrary to popular belief, Salt Lake City also has a vibrant lifestyle and even a metaphysical core. I have been hooked ever since. I feel at home in its pages and never cease to learn something new. Andrew Stone, Programer, Lifelong Learning University of Utah Coninuing Education

feathered nest woven of the thousands of strands of story, wisdom, whimsy, hardship, invention and courage discovered by Greta and her staff over the years that welcomes all. Greta Belanger DeJong: Like, like, like. Oh, I would so hire you, if I hadn't already. ;-) Stephany Alexander: Catalyst gives

me hope that people still care about our planet. Gwen Crist: I've always loved John's "Don't Get Me Started". Can't tell you the number of times I've said that myself. :) Sherri Vance: A long time ago, Catalyst helped me connect to my family and my dead father, via a story I wrote about his headstone.


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dent in September when the Great Old Broads for Wilderness held their annual meeting at the Nature Conservancy ’s Dugout Ranch near Canyonlands. Vandals slashed and spray-painted the Great Old Broads’ banner, hung a bloody mask and threatening note on the fence and locked the exit gate, creating a serious security risk for the mostly elderly campers. Governor Herbert’s hostile land grab (see below) seems to have encouraged the kind of bad eggs who think they can get their own way though tantrums, bullying and threats. You can support Greater Canyonlands by contacting the White House to support the proposal, and also by patronizing supportive businesses.

Outdoor industry supports Greater Canyonlands, opponents throw tantrum The Outdoor recreation industry is pushing back against a controversial law that would transfer control of Utah’s federal public lands to the State of Utah. On November 13, more than 100 outdoor businesses sent a letter to President Obama asking him to protect 1.4 million acres in Greater Canyon lands by declaring a National Monument. The letter points out that the outdoor industry is, “an overlooked economic giant, generating $646 billion in national sales and services in 2011 and supporting 6.1 million jobs,” and that the future of the outdoor recreation economy depends on protecting iconic landscapes from threats like drilling, mining, excessive road-building and privatization. In the 1960s, Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall proposed 1 million acres for Canyonlands National Park, but political wrangling reduced the actual size to only 337,597 acres. That means there is a lot of unprotected wilderness-quality land surrounding the park, suffering from damage by irresponsible off-road vehicle use and in danger of being leased for tar sands strip mining. In response to the Outdoor Retailers’ letter, off-road vehicle advocates launched a nasty Facebook campaign that urges people to post ugly comments on websites of companies that signed the letter. These threats of retaliation mirrored an unpleasant inci-


State land grab a money loser A new “Report on Utah’s Transfer of Public Lands Act, H.B. 148” indicates that if the State of Utah did somehow succeed in gaining control of 30 million acres of federal public lands it would be a money loser, not a source of education funds as proponents claim. A report by the Constitutional Defense Council, released in November, found that “the issues involved are too complex and the implications of large -scale land transfers are too far-reaching for rapid or hasty examination.” The report also suggests some approaches to public lands issues that could be far more productive than the current stalemate of fussing and fighting, and almost none of the report’s recommendations actually require a transfer of ownership in order to be effective. The report suggests the State of Utah should: • Increase funding for existing State Parks to demonstrate Utah’s commitment to conserving and protecting its natural landscapes.


• Increase funding for the LeRay McAllister Critical Land Conservation Fund. • Create a Utah State Wilderness Act to protect high-conservation value landscapes. Identify and designate wilderness and conservation areas. • Outline an open and public process for public land management decisions. • Transfer management of key conservation areas and ecosystems to non-profit organizations. • Limit land sales and pledge to k eep the vast majority of land open for public access. Despite clear evidence that the land transfer is a very bad idea, John Swallow, the newly elected Utah Attorney General, has threatened to make pursuing the federal land-grab a major focus of his term in office. TINYURL.COM/UTAHLANDSTRANSFER

Lake Powell pipeline too costly Speaking of bad ideas, even the Utah Legislature isn’t convinced it’s a good plan to earmark $2 billion of Utah tax dollars so that people in St. George (who are currently even more wasteful per-capita water users than people in Las Vegas) can have green lawns. Advocates of the pipeline wanted to finance it with statewide sales tax revenue, claiming that Southern Utah water users would be able to pay back the money, but economists from the University of Utah estimate that the annual price tag would be over $40 million per year for decades to come. In November the Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee turned down the request for public funds. Meanwhile, on November 20, the US and Mexico signed a historic agreement to share Colorado River water with Mexico that allocates water to restore the health of the Colorado River delta in the Gulf of California. Currently the Colorado River dries up 60 miles inland from the sea.

Bureau of Reclamation approves Gooseberry dam Bad ideas for water development never die. In November the Bureau of Reclamation released a Final Environmental Impact Statement with the preferred alternative of building the Gooseberry Narrows dam in Sanpete County even though, as Trout Unlimited pointed out in a comment letter, “There are good reasons that this project, some 70 years in the making , has never been built, and all those reasons attach with even greater force today.” The primary beneficiaries of the $50 million water boondoggle are 250 farmers in Sanpete County who could raise a third crop of alfalfa (and who apparently believe it is unfair that snow falling in Sanpete County follows a natural drainage into the Price River in Carbon County). Not only would the project destroy a blue ribbon trout stream and riparian wildlife habitat, it would result in chronic water shortages for people in Helper and Price. The Utah Rivers Council is raising money for a possible legal battle and asks you to contact your congressman to oppose the project. TINYURL.COM/NARROWSEIS, UTAHRIVERS.ORG

Tar Sands People’s EIS As protesters in Texas strive to block the Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline, Utah activists gathered in solidarity at the Salt lake City Bureau of Land Management office trying to stop BLM from leasing 830,000 acres for tar sands strip mining in Utah. The protesters (including a scary Tar Sands Monster) delivered a “People’s Environmental Impact Statement” to oppose tar sands development that would be destructive to human health, Utah’s environment and the state’s economic wellbeing. PEACEFULUPRISING.ORG/PEOPLESSTATMENT-20121119

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n this season of giving, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to tell you about my favorite charity. I started giving to it when I got my first summer job in high school. I did volunteer work for it, full time after high school, even working in a foreign country for a year in the process. Most of my life, whenever Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a job, my donations have been as regu lar as a paycheck. In turn, I depended on this charity for my college education. More recently, I worked as a volunteer in a management position for four years. Now, in my older age, I avail myself of its preventive health services. There are a lot of people in this country who give only grudgingly to my favorite charity, if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t avoid giving entirely. Kind of like shirking the Salvation Army bell ringer in front of Tiffanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Fundamentally, they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe anyone benefits from, or deserves, my favorite charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good works. Some even believe there are ill effects that outweigh any benefit of this charity to its recipients. This doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean they are completely uncharitable people. They are generally quite generous to those who share their beliefs and values. And they certainly can be counted on when a charitable act will result in good public relations. No, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the United Way; but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s close. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give you another clue. My favorite charity doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care which god I believe in, or even if I believe in any god, or what my r ace or gender is. It was founded on the principle that everyone is created equal and that we all deserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those who give begrudgingly may believe that we all were created equal, but because of defects of character or predestination many of us deserve unequal opportunities. Some are also moved to take every advantage of this charity, until such time as they can put it out of business, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;drown it in a bathtub,â&#x20AC;? to quote a top proponent of this viewpoint. The charity recently had an election where one slate of candidates for the board of directors ran on the platform of down-sizing. It was

never clear what their ultimate intentions were, though most voters took them to be uncharitable. Fortunately they lost, though certainly not for lack of tr ying, lying and all but promising to give away the charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assets to the highest rigged-bidder. A little more background: My favorite charity was the first of its kind and has been the inspiration for dozens, if not hundreds of similar charities around the world since it was founded. You may have guessed by now that my favorite charity is the United States of America, as it was originally conceived by our founding fathers. In spite of the inevitable foibles that occur when mortals run the show, it has enabled countless people to follow their dreams and live decent lives.

In a recent election, one slate of candidates for the board of directors ran on the platform of down-sizing. It was never clear what their ultimate intentions were, though most voters took them to be uncharitable. I volunteered for the Army when it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t very popular and served a tour in Vietnam. Later I served on the Salt Lake City School Board where I came to believe that education is one of the greatest works of our nation. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure you have your own stories, of contributing to and receiving from, physically and financially, this very same charity. This last national election was, in a way, a voice of appreciation for the many and diverse services of this great organization. It was a major vote of support for its continued good health, giving Congress and the president every reaon to continue with the vision of our founding fathers. u John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST.

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The joy of politics Dancing through a difficult election season


n election night 2012 I was too scared to go to bed until I was absolutely sure that Barack Obama was going to be President of the United States for the next four years. As the Mitt Romney campaign confidently gloated that they were going to put gay people back in the closet, women back in the kitchen, sick people in the emergency room and children of immigrants back wherever their parents came from, I started reliving nightmares about that other election when I went to bed happy believing that Al Gore, Master of the Macarena, had won in Florida. I usually like politics. A lot. But 2012 was sheer misery.

BY AMY BRUNVAND would have been no wedding to dance at. In 2003 after the Massachusetts Supreme Court decided that gay people had a legal right to marry, Governor Romney tried to block the decision. When he couldn’t outright stop gay people from marrying each other, Romney decided to keep gay couples out of Massachusetts by resurrecting a 1913 law in tended to prevent interracial marriage. It’s hard not to think of Stanley Ann Dunham, Obama’s mom, who married a black man in 1960 when many states still enforced laws prohibiting interracial marriage. August found Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Africa dancing with dairy farmers in Malawi, and

Responding to Mitt Romney’s assertion that “Corporations are people, my friend,” Warren stated unambiguously, “No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance.” In retrospect the joy was still there, if only I had remembered to watch for politicians dancing. Last July the New York Times reported that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), looking sharp in pearls and a cream-colored pantsuit, had been spotted kicking up her heels at the wedding of Representative Barney Frank (DMA) and his partner, Jim Ready. Pelosi, according to the account, stayed up late grooving to a gayfriendly playlist that included hits like “It’s Raining Men”* and ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man.” Mr. Frank was the first congressman to publicly announce that he is gay, and his was the first ever same-sex w edding of a sitting member of the U.S. Congress. Frank said it would be good for his congressional colleagues to interact with a married gay man, and Pelosi called it a landmark for expanding freedom. If former Massachusetts Governor and erstwhile presidential contender Mitt Romney had had his way, there

then in Johannesburg, South Africa dancing to the classic Kenyan pop song “Malaika” and, astonishingly, doing a bump-and-grind with pop star Judith Sephuma. The usual killjoys complained that she was undignified, but in the videos Hillary looks really, really happy and, yes, graceful. In September Elizabeth Warren (the new junior senator from Massachusetts) delivered an electrifying speech at the Democratic National Convention and laid it on the table regarding corporate personhood. Responding to Mitt Romney’s assertion that “Corporations are people, my friend,” Warren stated unambiguously, “No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cr y, they dance.” In October, one month before the election, the majority of Americans thought Barack Obama was the likely victor of a presidential dance-off. An ABC-Washington Post poll

revealed that 51% of registered voters would like to see Barack Obama on “Dancing with the Stars” while only 26% cared to check out Mitt Romney’s dancing skills. Likewise, 46% of voters believed Obama was likely to have a better music playlist (only 30% wanted to hear Romney’s tunes). Even Ann Romney didn’t make her husband sound like much fun. When Jay Leno asked her if Mitt is a good dancer she replied, “You know Jay, um, he has gotten to be a better dancer,” to which Leno cracked, “That is a political answer.” On the night before the election, radio host Tracy Caruzo at WZIDFM in New Hampshire interviewed President Obama. He asked, “We saw you and Mrs Obama dancing at the inaugural party four years ago. If you are reelected, might you and the First Lady bust out your take on the Gangnam Style dance in January?” “I tell you what,” Obama replied. “I just saw that video for the first time, and I think I can do that move. But I’m not sure that the inauguration ball is the appropriate time to break that out. Maybe do it privately for Michelle.” Too much information, Mr. President. But I’ll bet she’d like it. And then on election night, my friend who lives in Washington D.C. emailed a brief message: “YES! HELL YES! On my way down to the White House.” He sent back a report of absolute pandemonium, hugs, kisses, honking horns, flashing cameras, and people dancing in the streets with electric, pulsing, unbridled joy. The next day I read that voters had approved gay marriage laws in Maine, Maryland and Washington State, and rejected an anti-marriage amendment in Minnesota. It seems that, after all, we are one election closer to the day when dancing at a friend’s wedding is just an expression of happiness and not a political statement. u Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast. *Oddly, In August, Fox News played the gay anthem “It’s Raining Men” to introduce Mitt Romney’s five (count them: five) sons.


Informational armageddon Take time out for the End Times


he apocalypse has always made good print. When I was about 12 years old, I read Isaac Asimov’s A Choice of Catastrophes. I was always a high-strung kid and worried about nuclear warfare and environmental degradation at an early age, but this book had a bit of an incongr uous effect: reading about all the ways the world could end actually made me feel better about things. I just couldn’t get hung up on the menace of thermonuclear war when a giant space rock could sterilize the planet just as easily and many times as arbitrarily. Turns out I haven’t been the only one obsessed with the apocalypse. Over the millennia, it’s been quite a cottage industry to foretell the end of the world; in my almost-39 y ears on the planet, I’ve lived through more apocalypses than I can remember, and certainly more than I’ve been aware of. Wikipedia lists 68 forecast apocalypses since 1974. I’ve survived two foretold by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, two by Pat Robertson, one each by Nostradamus, Isaac Newton, Edgar Cayce, Jerry Falwell and Louis Farrakhan, and four by Christian radio personality Harold Camping, whose faded “Cry mightily unto God” billboards still stand at various remote locations along I-80 after the world failed to end twice in 2011. And so this month we are faced with yet another apocalypse, as the Mayan long-count calendar resets with the end of the 13th b’ak’tun. A b’ak’tun is a period of 144,000 days (394 years), and at the end the date rolls over to zero again, like the odometer on an old Chevy. There is some disagreement as to whether the five-digit date rolls over at the end of 13 b’ak’tuns or 20 b’ak’tuns. If the latter, we won’t be resetting the Mayan long-count date until October 13, 4772. So why the fuss about the 13th b’ak’tun? The Mayans themselves seem as unfazed by the prospect of the numbers rolling over as we are by the transition from December 31 to January 1. It’s a reason to celebrate, but there’s nothing inherently apocalyptic about it. Thank ethnobotanist Terence McKenna for at least some of the

uproar. McKenna explored the Colombian Amazon searching for entheogenic preparations used by local tribes there, and was an enthusiastic proponent of psychedelic research. During the 1970s he developed the concept of Novelty Theory, which attempted to explain the observed increase of interconnectedness and complexity in the universe around us by positing a

Who hasn’t secretly wanted the aliens to land and take us off the hook for our next mortgage payment? “teleological attractor” at the end of time. Using the date of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima as the basis for calculating when the end of time would occur, McKenna came up with a date of November 16, 2012, “at which point anything and ever ything imaginable will occur simultaneously.” When McKenna found out that his forecast date was only five weeks before the end of the 13th b’ak’tun, he revised his calculations because he decided that the Maya were probably more likely to be correct on the subject. So far, so esoteric. So what about the planet Nibiru, said to be on a collision course with our own? Or the galactic alignment that will apparently pull Earth’s tectonic plates apart and cause a volcanic cataclysm? Or the aliens waiting in their warships quietly undetected above our planet, ready for their big entry cue? Or the sudden reversal of

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BY ALICE TOLER the Earth’s magnetic field that will destroy human civilization? Sorry to say, there is no evidence for the imminence of any of these catastrophes. We are living in troubling times, to be sure. Life flows around us at a tremendous pace, and our brains are still better evolved for hunting and gathering than they are for navigating rush hour traffic. Who hasn’t secretly wanted the aliens to land and take us off the hook for our next mortgage payment? Even though the complexity of human existence is indeed increasing at a fever pitch, linear time as we experience it on a daily basis most probably will not end on December 21. McKenna was on to something, but it wasn’t a cataclysm. It might have been an “apocalypse” in the oldest sense of the word, which originally meant “unveiling.” What’s being uncovered is the inherent ridiculousness of expecting a person to live at the pace of information. Back when most information moved as fast as the horse or even the automobile, it was possible to trade chunks of our physical and mental wellbeing to move ourselves through our lives as fast as the culture was urging us to go. These days, the sane among us can only laugh at the idea, because immeasurably huge amounts of information are directed at each one of us through wires and airwaves at the speed of light. Just like no physical body can move at the speed of light, no flesh-and-blood brain can keep up with the flood of information. It’s not a physical Armageddon, but an informational one. But who says you have to play that game? At the close of the 13th b’ak’tun, instead of expecting the “end of time,” why not celebrate taking time back into your own hands? Let go of the idea that y ou have no worth unless you are busy. Productivity is overrated, and happiness gets shorted. Go for a slow walk in the park today, or just take an extra hour in bed. The world won’t end if you relax, and the aliens don’t mind waiting. u Alice Bain Toler is a CATALYST staff writer and a light artist.

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Sensible precautions— and what to do if you’ve thrown caution to the wind BY TRISHA MCMILLAN

your metabolism and helping you detoxify more quickly. (See recipe, this page, for homemade alternative.) Get in the bath with a tall glass of water or electrolyte mix. Eat a banana for a little extra potassium and some fructose to alleviate your low blood sugar. When you can stomach it, eat some eggs or perhaps an asparagus omelet to move that acetaldehyde along. Add some cayenne pepper to stimulate your body’s natural endorphins and to help kill pain without pills.

Later in the day: Go for a gentle walk or take a restorative yoga class. Get clean air in your lungs and drink plenty of clean water, and remember not to hurt yourself so badly next time!

Alternative intoxicants Those who might indulge in less culturally acceptable intoxicants are not immune to hangovers, even though weed, pills, and powders are frequently less tough on your system than alcohol.



arty season is here, and the non-ascetics among us are in the midst of the marathon of indulgence that starts annually after Thanksgiving and runs through the new year. Parties are great; we get to see our old fr iends, make new ones, and generally just celebrate being human and alive. However, merrymaking comes with a price: the hangover. What to do?

Alcohol Despite being legal and culturally accepted, it’s an extremely difficult drug to tolerate and it causes a number of unpleasant physiological effects if taken in large quantities. Headache, nausea, photosensitivity, fatigue, and upset digestion are just a few of the common issues. Ethyl alcohol is converted to a highly toxic chemical called acetaldehyde as part of the body’s metabolism, mucking up the liver’s ability to clear toxins from the body and dropping blood glucose into the

basement. Groan!

Beforehand: So if you’re going to a boozy party, make sure you eat a decent meal first. Food in your belly will moderate the rate at which your body absorbs the alcohol, keeping your more sober and less toxic. Recent research suggests that eating a plate of asparagus or some eggs may provide specific amino acids that help you metabolize that toxic acetaldehyde.

hours later to pee and you can drink more water then, too. It’s helpful to add a fizzy electrolyte powder to your hydration as well, to combat out-of-whack potassium and sodium levels.

At the party: Alternate each alcoholic drink with a glass of plain water or club soda to keep you hydrated and to help your body to flush out toxins as they are created.

When you get home: Drink at least two cups of water before you fall asleep. Not only will this keep your kidneys and liver working efficiently at eliminating those toxins while you slumber, you’ll also wake up a couple of

The following morning: If you have been doing things right, you should not be suffering too badly… but you messed up, and now it feels as if a marching band is pounding on your temporal lobes. Don’t despair. Run a warm bath and add a couple of tablespoons of Dr. Singha’s mustard bath. The mustard will stimulate your skin and open your capillaries, boosting

Sensible precautions here include making sure you are well rested. Eat a light, nutritious meal (salads are great). Take a vitamin/antioxidant. Ensure that the substance you’re taking comes from a trustworthy source. Poor-quality marijuana can give you a wicked headache, and mystery pills and powder might be what you were told they were… or not. Prohibition means that street drugs are unregulated. Be safe and smart, because an ounce of prevention here is truly worth a pound of cure.

During: Stay hydrated and keep your blood sugar levels stable during the experience. In the event of discomfort, any standard psychedelic “freak out” often responds well to calm attention from a trusted friend, a glass of juice or lightly sweetened tea to even out blood sugar, and a quiet room for refuge. Wash your face with cold water to help break an intractable mental loop, or take a shower if you can. When you open your mind, sometimes the skeletons in your closet come dancing out at you, but don’t be afraid of them. Don’t worry about being the life of the party or judge yourself for being a downer—instead, take the time to hang out quietly and get to know yourself a little better, and you’ll be



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Finca Old World dining with modern, casual flair



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Executive Chef: Phelix Gardner with Owner/operator: Scott Evans

City neighborhood of 11th East and 13th South) Finca continues the farm-to-table philosophy of Pago, Evans’ popular first restaurant in the 9th & 9th neighborhood. Contrary to the usual American way of ordering meals, individual small plates come out when ready, hot off the asador—a wood-fired grill. The casual décor uses sustainable and local material for a 1940s warehouse feel. Finca’s hours are deliberately set long. Pop in for a cocktail and an appetizer at 3 pm. Or enjoy a paced

Knowledgeable servers will answer any question. In true tapas style there are no linens, no reservations (except for large groups), and no expectations as to how short or long to stay. It would be right to have high expectations for the menu at Finca. Evans describes it as really thoughtful food, at fine dining standards, inspired by Spanish cuisine. Chef Phelix Gardner, who was born in Spain, curates a changing farm-tofire lunch, dinner and brunch menu that depends on what is currently available. The menu is inspired by

Evans aims to offer something unique to the area, something cutting edge and not necessarily fashionable; “Neither Pago or Finca are safe concepts,” he laughs. as restaurants and social establishments, serve cocktails, conversation and local cuisine late into the night. Spanish tapas-style dining means ordering small plates on the go or combining these for a full meal to pass around with friends. “The experience is so much more exciting because with the diversity of dining tapas style, you can try things out of your comfort zone,” says Evans. His goal with Finca, which opened this past spring, is to recreate the relaxed sociability and appreciation for fine cuisine found in Spain. Tucked into a Salt Lake

dinner with friends, choosing tapas combinations for a full meal and wine. If you want to do it American style, order from a selection of large dishes, platos grandes, to come out at the same time. Need a late-night finish to the evening? There are coffees and house-made desserts from Finca pastry chef Courtney McDowell.

ingredients such as local bread, eggs, pork, beef, honey, cheeses, and produce. Evans affirms that “food tastes better when it is in season and local. Your taste buds know the difference. When farmers take time to grow things that are great, it’s nice to be able to take the time to appreciate it.”

Using the open flame asador—a rustic preparation technique – Chef Gardner can create complex flavors in what appear to be ver y simple dishes. Finca’s most popular item, for instance, is the Tosta Setas, comprised of only four ingredients. House-smoked ricotta cheese is piled on asador-grilled local bread and topped with pine nuts and cavegrown, Utah-sourced sautéed mushrooms. “It’s very simple and sums up everything we do well. It’s earthy, light but complex in flavor,” says Evans. In Spain, having a drink is an integral part of the experience, so Finca beverage manager Scott Gardner puts more effort into cocktail planning than most restaurants. Using fresh squeezed juices, artisanal ingredients such as housemade tonic and often incorporating sherry and Madera Port, even the cocktail selections are tailored to the seasons. Its “Sugarhouse Smash,” a libation using local beets, local basil, fresh grapefruit juice, grapefruit bitters and Park City’s High West Bourye, recently won Salt Lake Magazine’s cocktail competition. Monthly events include port wine dinners, craft beer pairing dinners and Rioja wine dinners. Evans aims to offer something unique to the area, something cutting-edge and not necessarily fashionable; “Neither Pago or Finca are safe concepts,” he laughs. However, Evans’ appreciation for Spanishstyle dining might soon be shared all over the country. “Over the next decade, dozens of American cooks schooled in the authentic cooking of Spain and trained in Spanish restaurants will begin to populate the United States,” wrote Glenn Collins in September in the New York Times. Utahns can enjoy this all now, at the neighborhood Finca. u

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ou could say Appenzell Farm started in 2008, when Jesse Corbridge and his mother Barbara read Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma and decided to dedicate their 10 acres to the sustainable farm movement. You could say that the Appenzell Farm really got it’s start a year later, when Jesse’s grandmother leased her fallow 70-acre lot to the farm. Or you could look farther back in time, to 1947, when Jesse’s great-grandfather left Appenzell, Switzerland to settle on the family’s acreage in Cache Valley. A food scientist who immigrated to Utah to work for a local cheese company, he kept the farm as a hobby, as did his son, and Jesse’s mother, before Jesse himself was ready to take it to the next level. Jesse’s parents, Barbara and Don Corbridge, help out, as does Jesse’s wife of one year, Rachel, but Jesse puts in the majority of labor on the farm. Starting with meat chickens

and laying hens, as well as a small herd of about 20 Angus cows, Jesse has embarked on a journey toward sustainable agriculture, learning by building on his hands-on experience.

The farm has grown, and continues to grow. Currently, Appenzell offers produce, poultry—including turkeys —and beef through CSA shares during the growing season. If you’re

While Appenzell Farm is not currently organically certified, they are committed to using organic techniques, humane treatment of their livestock, and sustainable stewardship of their land. Growing up, he notes that he would help with chores such as pitching hay or moving irrigations systems, but wasn’t deeply involved. “It’s been a journey of learning on my own, by researching other farms that have posted information online and reading books.” Most recently Jesse has been taking extension classes from Utah State University on farm business and has begun collaborating with other farms that follow the same farming philosophy.

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

already considering where to get next year’s Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas roast, take note: Jesse hopes to soon be able to offer shares year-round. The operation hasn’t gone off without hitches. The Corbridges tried raising rabbits, finding a way to raise them on pasture like the rest of the Appenzell animals. However, while the Corbridges have an approved and inspected poultry processing facility on-farm, and in most of the

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.

country rabbits can be processed alongside chickens, in Utah, they are classified as red meat and require a separate processing facility. So for the time being, Appenzell’s rabbit husbandry is on hold. Likewise on hold are plans for pork: The Corbridges received a Slow Food micro-grant in 2011 to build the shelters and new fences that they would need to start raising pigs. However, a skunk attack that same year wiped out 100 of their turkeys as well as part of their chicken flock, putting a significant financial strain on the fledgling farm, and preventing them from producing the matching funds to purchase the breeding stock. In the meantime, they’ve partnered with Utah Natural Meat to provide the pork that rounds out their meatbased CSA shares, but Jesse continues to work with Slow Food, and hopes to be able to move into pig husbandry in the near future as the farm continues to grow. Demand has increased through world of mouth, with nearly half Appenzell’s customer base coming from nearby Utah State University although a few dedicated souls will drive up from Park City or Salt Lake. The Corbridges continue to focus on land management and farming practices that will yield the fresh and chemical-free food the customers demand. While Appenzell is not currently organically certified, they are committed to using organic techniques, humane treatment of their livestock, and sustainable stewardship of their land. Jesse anticipates that some areas of production may be ready for organic certification by next year. “Our produce is grown in full compliance with organic standards, but we haven’t yet made the investment in being certified. The rest of the land is pasture, and we’ve been growing that organically, so that will be easy.” Certification of Appenzell’s poultry may prove more difficult; the high price of organic feed necessitates a huge increase in the cost of the final product. But Jesse feels confident about the future of the farm, and is committed as much to the journey to sustainable agriculture as to the destination. u Adele Flail is an artist and a burgeoning urban homesteader on SLC’s west side. She recently illustrated The Nature Lover's Almanac, by Diane Olson (Gibbs Smith publisher).

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was going to write about something trivial and ridiculous, but after surveying the news I decided to go with something that really hit home: No more Twinkies. I know there are projections that someone will buy the company and resume production, but in the short term the absence of fresh Twinkies put the black in Black Friday. They are more than an audacious assault on culinary sensibilities; they are a part of my artistic history . I actually wrote a poem with a typewriter on real paper about Twinkies on the occasion of Twinkies’ 50th birthday 32 years ago. It was published in the Logan Herald Journal’s Cache Magazine. For several years running in the mid-2000s I created the Twinkiehenge art project that appeared at Burning Man. It was weird even by Burning Man standards, but just lik e the Mayan calendar, it turned out to be prophetic of the end of Twinkies as we know them. If you tak e a dozen Twinkies and divide by one you get 12 which points to the year 2012 being the year Hostess bakeries closed. I think I subliminally got the idea from a guy I used to work with named Cliff Cahoon. He left one unwrapped on his desk for about three years without it changing color or texture. I perfected the technique of cutting them with a Dremel saw and gluing them together to build Twinkiehenge. Is there any other food item that has maintained its original shape and ingredients for 82 years? Consider the improbability: They are just this weirdly shaped and colored thing with apparently no natural anything. Every once in a while you would get that extra one in a three -pack for no reason at all, other that they only cost two cents to make. State fairs wrapped them in bacon, deep fried them and dipped them in chocolate. It is hard to imagine a more original All-American product. But don’t forget to mourn other Hostess products: the cupcakes with a half inch of icing (apparently the same icing that won’t melt in the toaster on Pop Tarts) and a cream filling. Or, those little tin foil-wrapped chocolate hockey pucks called Ho-Hos for no-no reason. Hostess did have a flagship health food called W onder Bread that claimed to build strong bodies 12 ways. Wonder Bread was so fluffy you could smash an entire loaf into something about the size and weight of tennis ball. No one would or could do that with today ’s artisanal, organic sprouted $8 loaves of wheat bread. Hostess made cheap, fun food and now fisher persons will no longer be able to smash Wonder Bread into balls for fish bait. Twinkies may move to China, Mexico or some other more progressive country, but they will be back. After the big one, when people and cockroaches crawl out their post-apocalyptic bunkers, Twinkies will be there waiting for them. u Dennis Hinkamp would like to encourage everyone to try something for the first time (except maybe smoking, drugs or politics).

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t was the early 1980s. Jackie Pratt was working as an accountant, and no longer happy in that line of work. By the time she signed up for a meditation intensive, she was ready for a big change. She set an intention to know what she was going to do next with her life . “Clear as a bell, it hit me—almost like someone was speaking to me: open a bookstore.” Golden Braid Books opened its doors in December of 1982 at 213 E. Broadway (300 South)—the space currently occupied by the Blonde Grizzly gallery. While the opening occurred in December, Pratt says the store didn’t actually sell anything until January. But her determination and attention to detail, skills she brought with her from her former life, laid the foundation for what would become an icon in Salt Lake City for years to come. The concept gradually took hold with a devout following of regular customers from the Intermountain area, all interested in conscious living. “It was a lot of work and I loved every minute of it,” she recollects.. “The first years were just magical. People would say, ‘I was guided

BY JODY TEMPLIN here’ or ‘thanks for opening this.’ It was almost like they created it themselves and supported it from the beginning.” Eventually the store expanded west, under a flight of stairs, to the space now occupied by the floral shop Especially For You. Pratt and the Braid spent 14 years on Broadway. Then, in 1986, Pratt and her partner Steve Paul took on a new challenge: to build a spiritual super store and a health-oriented restaurant with fine dining ambiance. They chose the property at 151 South 500 East, to build “something big and bright and light.” This is where Golden Braid Books and the Oasis restaurant continue to thrive. The property they chose had a documented history, reputation and energy that was perfect for the evolution and final destination of the popular store. In 1887 the federal

The beautiful new Golden Braid is large and airy. Architect Max Smith

government initiated the Edmunds-Tucker Act and funded the first women’s shelter in the U.S. It was built on this property to house the women and children wishing to abandon polygamy in Utah. Then, just prior to World War II, the six-story Ambassador Club was built in its place, with accompanying bungalow suites that still exist on the east property today. The

The Ambassador Club, below. Salt Air train trestle wood was reclaimed for the new Braid and Oasis.

Ambassador was reportedly the definition of hospitality in Salt Lake City with lavish dining rooms, dance floor, bar, meeting rooms and even a swank penthouse for higher-end visitors from all over the world. The club closed its doors 1985. The new building’s design was a far cry from the store’s previous cozy, if constrained, niche on Broadway. Architect Max Smith utilized the beams from the massive train bridge called the Lucin Cutoff that crossed the Great Salt Lake to Antelope Island. This timber was

warehoused for years and is the main architectural element of the building. The entire structure has an open, warehouse loft feel to it, and the bookstore derives warmth, actual and metaphorical, from a large gas fireplace. In 2002, Pratt and Paul wanted to start living the life they’d been reading about (from books in their own bookstore) for years. The store and restaurant were purchased by the LaSalle family, who had experience in the field as owners of several similar but smaller stores situated in malls. While many independent bookstores have closed their doors or made the endangered list over the past 10 years, the Golden Braid continues to evolve and expand. For three decades now, the Golden Braid has provided all kinds of tools and information for personal growth for the region. The onceshort shelves of books labeled “home and garden,” “lifestyle,” “relationship” and more have expanded into entire departments. Psychic readings and spiritual consultations make up almost 20% of the current business. Their customer base has grown to more than 150,000 visitors each year. And while much of what seemed pretty “out there” in the early days has become the stuff of common discourse today, the Braid continues to cater to the cutting edge of what ’s available. When asked what’s the coolest thing one can find in the store, owner Jill LaSalle replied, “The most amazing thing you can find at The Golden Braid is yourself.” u

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FEATURE Editor’s Note: Scott Teitsworth is the author of Krishna in the Sky With Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychedelic Guide (Park Street Press/Inner Traditions, 2012). The book reveals psychological insights from the ancient world that can release and amplify human potential, with or without the boost of psychedelics. The following story is adapted from the introduction to the book.


he Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important of the ancient writings of the human race. It forms part of the Mahabharata, probably the world’s longest epic, which gleans the cream of the wisdom of a large and disparate group of thinkers in what is today northern India. Of uncertain date, the earliest changeover from oral to written form is likely to have been r oughly contemporary with the Buddha, around 500 BCE. Its author is anonymous, known only as Vyasa (Writer). In the Gita, as it is affectionately called, there are just two main characters—the seeker Arjuna and his guru Krishna—plus a narrator, Sanjaya. Krishna is a human being, but in the r everential attitude of India a guru is also a living incarnation of the Absolute, the supreme principle, that which leaves nothing out. In Vedanta, the philosophical system of the Gita and its close cousins the Upanishads, everyone and all things are the Absolute in essence, and the seeker’s path, such as it is, is to come to know/realize this truth. It is a path that begins and ends r ight where you are. Arjuna and Krishna are talking on the battlefield in the middle of a great war. Some people are bothered that the Gita unfolds in such a discordant environment, imagining that a scripture should be set in a garden of paradise. But life is filled with conflicts, great and small. The Gita’s

Modern orthodox sensibilities have overlaid a puritanical blanket of denial onto the innocence and sacredness of the ancient soma rituals. Only in the second half of the 20th century did those ceremonies come to be appreciated anew as having tremendous spiritual potential. message is that we are sure to face difficulties throughout our life, but we can learn to manage them well. It is not about how to avoid problems by making an escape or by holding on to a single predetermined viewpoint. The setting of the battlefield also tells us that the way to peace is not thr ough rearranging the

outside world. The world, with its complex problems, will almost certainly not be fixed by us no matter how hard we try. But we are eminently capable of major improvements to ourselves, especially given some expert guidance. We need to find solid ground within ourselves, so that whether the winds blow fair or foul we will not be knocked over. Paradoxically, once we heal ourselves and become stabilized we can begin to have a beneficial impact on our surr oundings, but if we confront the world’s ills from a discordant position, our efforts will be plagued with un intended and often tragic consequences.

Soma The Bhagavad Gita presents a detailed scientific psychology lightly clothed in the type of r eligious-sounding narrative in favor at the time. Being a textbook on what is required to produce a truly liberated adult human being, it does not impose any rigid structure or set of rules to follow. Its goal is to teach people how to make their own decisions based on their deepest nature, because, while that nature is constant and dependable, circumstances are forever in flux. What is appropriate in one instance may be a deadly mistake in another. A truly awake human being will know how to act well without having to seek direction from any scripture or law library. As in the era when the Gita was composed, the preceding Vedic age was a period of intense religious ferment and exploration. The writings that have been preserved from it, the Vedas, record the poetic fancies and psychological insights garnered by seekers of truth over a long period of time. The Bhagavad Gita and other contemporary writings were written to highlight the best ideas of the Vedas while discarding their excess baggage. They also added new insights, the most important being monotheism in the sense of recognizing the overarching unity of life. The Vedas are replete with references to the ritual use of a substance called soma for religious inspiration. The soma ceremony, in which the potion was imbibed, was a fr equent practice in ancient India, and it infuses the Vedic scriptures to a remarkable degree. The formula for its preparation is unknown, but it is thought to have included psychedelic mushrooms. Soma’s effects are quite similar, if not identical, to the psy chedelics we know of today, particularly psilocybin and LSD. Although the later philosophic critiques of the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita tend to be rationally oriented, ecstasy remains as an im portant feature. Gita means “song,” and enlightenment lifts the heart like a song. A song differs from ordinary speech in the same way that ecstasy differs from ordinary life. We don’t know why the formula for soma was lost over the passage of many years, but changing attitudes may have redirected the exploration of the mind to other, more ascetic practices. With the sacred soma ceremonies forgotten, what they

Very few people who have taken psychedelic medicines in the last 50 years have undergone the extensive preparation that was once considered a prerequisite, as evidenced by Arjuna’s regimen. had once accomplished began to be v iewed solely as a mystical transmission from guru to disciple, brought about by a certain touch or ritual, or simply some secret knowledge. Today this is the firmly established orthodox position, but when

practiced by humans since ancient times. However, there is every reason to believe that the events described in these passages are a psychedelic medicine trip. The resemblance is striking for anyone who has undertaken one. There is an archetypal opening-up process being described here that can tell us a great deal about how the mind responds spiritually to a variety of intense stimulations. While sometimes harrowing enough to be severely unpleasant, a carefully planned and guided soma trip is comparatively civilized and much less hazardous than most of the alternatives. Modern orthodox sensibilities have overlaid a puritanical blanket of denial onto the innocence and sacredness of the ancient soma rituals. Only in the second half of the 20th centur y did those ceremonies come to be appreciated anew as having tremendous spiritual potential.

Proper preparation

the Gita was written there was no doubt that what brought about realization was the ingestion of soma. Mental preparation was important, even crucial, but only in rare cases was it enough to ignite realization. With the assistance of the soma medicine, however, any properly prepared disciple could have a mind-expanding experience. Fasting, wandering in the desert, meditation, extreme exercise, near-death experiences, and many more techniques can produce profound mental and emotional states, and all have been

In keeping with the worldwide historical trend toward puritanism in religion, the drug element implied in it, which is limited to this single chapter, has been replaced with a belief in a purely inspirational experience such as can be achieved through yoga or meditation. While this is a healthy development in some respects, psychedelic medicines have the capacity to confer the equiv alent of many years of strenuous practice or therapy in a much shorter period of time and without pushing the body to the edge of death, as occurs with fasting, dehydration, solitary confinement and similar techniques. In the modern era, the use of psychedelics has been aggressively suppressed, but they are beginning to find their rightful place in a sane but cautious pharmacopeia once again. Psychedelics contribute to a long list of positive mental attitudes, aiding in internal adjustments that foster happiness and expanded intelligence, while promoting outwardly directed values such as tolerance, humility, loving kindness and compassion. In the Gita, the pupil Arjuna, guided by his guru Krishna, uses soma to help him make his theoretical training real. The first 10 chapters detail his lengthy course of mental preparation. Chapter XI deals with his psychedelic sojourn in which he converts the theories he has been taught into direct experience, and the remaining seven chapters show him how to integrate his experience into a viable way of life. Chapter XI, titled “Vi´svaru pa Dar´sana Yoga” or “The Unitive Vision of the Absolute,” is one of the most eloquent descriptions of a complex psychedelic experience ever recorded. Very few people who have taken psy chedelic medicines in the last 50 years have undergone the extensive preparation that was once considered a prerequisite, as evidenced by Arjuna’s regimen. Even fewer have had the opportunity to be guided back into a dynamic life-expression by such a compassionate helpmate as Krishna. (For

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A song differs from ordinary speech in the same way that ecstasy differs from ordinary life. those interested in the complete psychology, the entire Gita is interpreted from a modern standpoint in my online commentary called Nitya Teachings.) The Gita does not explicitly recommend any specific form of ritual behavior, but it provides intelligent guidelines for bringing each life to its full potential. The way taken will depend on individual choice and the so-called accidents of fate. Because of my own familiarity with psychedelic medicines, especially LSD, I feel qualified to describe their spiritual efficacy in broad outline. The Gita’s illuminating perspective on Arjuna’s visionary experience, whatever it might have been, could well serve as a blueprint for anyone in a position to safely attempt a comparable experiment.

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The central claim of Vedantic philosophy, as presented in the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, is that each person is the Absolute in essence, and our challenge is to come to remember that truth in a world where objects and events constantly distract us from it, often even intentionally. This not only gives us unlimited hope, it empowers us to do our best. We are accorded the highest respect imaginable in advance. If everyone and everything is sacred, then there is no possibility of sacrilege. We have no need for divine intervention, because we are already miraculous. Life is a continuous “divine intervention,” so what more could be needed? The marginalizing of psychedelic drugs by a paranoiac power elite is no accident. Like the Gita, psychedelics impart revolutionary insight in its truest sense. Author Barbara Kingsolver asks rhetorically, in her 2009 novel The Lacuna, “Does a man become a revolutionary out of the belief he’s entitled to joy rather than submission?” Nothing could be more central to our happiness than this type of conversion. The special technique of the Gita is to unify all polarizations, inwardly and outwardly, in what is called yoga. If we stop feeding the differ-



ences, they will melt away. The way to achieve this is to become fully realized human beings. No external goal, and certainly no aggressive action, can bring it about. The temptation to engage in partisan battle can only be resisted with an inner calm founded on wisdom. Scientists are constrained to limit themselves to a search based on facts, strictly from the outside looking in, but philosophers, and particularly yogis—dedicated seekers of

The Gita’s illuminating perspective on Arjuna’s visionary experience, whatever it might have been, could well serve as a blueprint for anyone in a position to safely attempt a comparable experiment. truth—are free to employ an inside out approach also. The ideal is for both orientations to mutually reinforce and correct each other. Obviously, psychedelics instruct from the inside out. Afterward, balancing their influence requires tempering with some careful “outside in” analysis. Whenever the mind goes beyond its accustomed boundaries, it undergoes an expansion that feels like liberation or realization, but no one has yet ascertained any end to human potential. Greater expansion is a perennial possibility. In the aftermath of an intense psychedelic experience like Arjuna’s, there is a period of profound openness and vulnerability to

suggestion. Arjuna is fortunate to be under the guidance of a wide-awake and compassionate guru who will carefully ease him back into the flow of everyday life. After the brief period of legal psychedelics in the mid-20th century came to an end, many who experimented with them were unsupervised and unprepared. They encountered all sorts of bizarre and negative influences during the critical recovery period, eventually including intentional sabotage by governmental agents provocateurs, and some serious damage occurred. Even a seemingly simple act like watching television can lodge twisted attitudes deep in the psyche, which continue to cause confusion for a long time after ward. The wake of a trip, like early childhood, is a time for great care in nurturing only the best as pects of life, because what is encountered goes much deeper than usual and is ver y hard to dislodge. The Gita’s attitude is clear: Only take these medicines in the right circumstances, with proper preparation, and under the guidance of a loving person you trust and who knows you well. In a way, this part of the Gita makes more sense as an instruction manual for the guides, rather than for the ones taking the soma. The presentation is rather frightening for a prospective tripper, but it prepares the guide for some touchy situations that may well occur. And of course it has a great deal to offer those with no interest at all in psychedelic excursions. Guru means whatever removes the darkness of our ignorance. It is indicative of respect and admiration toward an excellent teacher, which is the correct attitude to have toward a guru. Nataraja Guru, whose 1961 translation is used here, visualized the 18 chapters of the Gita as forming an arch shape, with the first and last chapters resting on the solid ground of everyday life, which he called the horizontal plane, and the two middle chapters, IX and X, forming the keystone and dealing only with the most sublime or vertical aspects of the Absolute. In between are graded series linking the two poles of the horizontal and vertical, the everyday and the spiritual. Chapter XI is the first reentry of the seeker Arjuna after the transcendental, fully vertical portion, where his mind is lifted as high as it can go. This chapter is somewhat anomalous with the rest of the Gita, and it can more easily

The wake of a trip, like early childhood, is a time for great care in nurturing only the best what is encountered goes much deeper than usual and is very hard to dislodge. stand on its own than any of the others. We might expect Arjunaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mindblowing vision of the nature of the Absolute to come at the high point of the arch of the Gita, in chapters IX or X. In fact, Arjunaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience takes place a little past the peak. The reason for this is that the two central chapters are focused almost exclusively on Krishnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nature as the Absolute. In their purely vertical orientation, there is not yet enough of Arjuna present to have any kind of experience, no matter how sublime. Krishnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glowing description of the Absolute in those two chapters did clarify his mind, though, and now he is properly prepared for a brief but vital merger with the fundamental ground of existence. The Gita is one of the most commented-upon books of all time, and it would seem its subject matter should have long been exhausted. But that is by no means the case, and my interpretation is unique in many ways. In particular, chapter XI has not to my knowledge been interpreted in terms of a soma experience. Because of humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pressing need to find noncoercive methods to ameliorate its violent and destructive tendencies, this aspect of the ancient knowledge has a special value. How to use powerful mind-altering agents wisely being more attractive to many people than wading through an entire discipline of understanding the universe, that is the main focus here. I am not dismayed, because the one undoubtedly leads to the other. Psychedelics are indeed â&#x20AC;&#x153;gateway drugsâ&#x20AC;? in that they are very likely to lead to an indulgence in stronger stuff: open exploration of the mind and the meaning of life. u Scott Teitsworth is a lifelong student of Indian philosophy and modern science under the tutelage of Nitya Chaitanya Yati, himself a disciple of Nataraja Guru. Teitsworth and his wife have taught classes on the Bhagavad Gita and Indian philosophy since the 1970s. They live in Portland, Oregon. Find him online: SCOTTTEITSWORTH.TRIPOD.COMÂş.


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Magical DIY gifts If only you lived someplace else BY TRISHA MCMILLAN

Removing the milk solids and sugars allows the pure fat to remain without going rancid for a much longer time. Cannabis ghee can be used in place of butter in many recipes, or spread on toast or crackers alone or with jam. • 1 pound sweet cream butter • 1 ounce good quality marijuana, finely ground. Melt the butter in a pan at low temperature, just until it begins to bubble and clarify. A froth should form on the surface of the butter—skim this off with a spoon. Keep simmering and skimming until no more froth appears. Add the finely ground marijuana, stirring often. Simmer on very low heat for an hour. Strain with cheesecloth, reserving the liquid, discarding the marijuana solids. Hypothetical ghee-makers

Cannabis ghee can be used in place of butter in many recipes, or spread on toast or crackers alone or with jam. should store sacred ghee in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or gift it out to friends in small decorative jars tied with ribbons. WWW.GQ.COM/FOOD-TRAVEL/RECIPES/ 201207/WEED-AND-STONER-FOODRECIPES-ROBERTAS-BROOKLYN ary Jane was a big winner in the November election. Two U.S. states, Colorado and Washington, fully legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, and Connecticut and Massachusetts both passed medical marijuana laws. Eighteen states plus the District of Columbia now allow pot use for various health conditions, and representatives from Maine and Rhode Island have also announced their intentions to introduce legislation to tax and regulate marijuana. The mood in the nation is decidedly pro-cannabis. In Utah, however, pot and many other psychoactives are still decidedly illegal. Herewith, CATALYST presents a magical hypothetical holiday gift guide, featuring mind-expanding items you could make and give with love, if only you lived in a different time and place.


Bhang Bhang is a flavored milk drink native to the Indian subcontinent, where they have drunk it for thousands of years during Shiva festivals and the Holi festival of colors. It is part of traditional ayurvedic medicine, and is taken as a pain r eliever, muscle relaxer and sleep aid. Traditional bhang recipes involve grinding the green plant in a mortar and pestle and boiling it with milk, but here’s an easier method, a little like preparing Tibetan butter tea: • 1 tbsp salted fresh butter • 3 cups whole milk • 1/8 oz good quality marijuana, finely ground • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger • 1/8 teaspoon garam masala • 1/2 teaspoon rose water

Melt butter in a medium pan. Sauté marijuana in butter for a minute or two, but be careful not to burn it. Add milk and whisk briskly, then add spices and rose water. Bring just to a simmer while continuing to whisk, then remove from heat. Strain liquid through cheesecloth, reserving liquid, and discard the solids. Serve (hypothetically, of course) with a teaspoon of honey.

Sacred cannabis ghee Ghee is clarified butter, traditionally made in India where refrigeration is scarce.

Psilocybin mushroom ginger-mint teabags Magic mushrooms have been part of the human culture since the dawn of recorded history. The Aztecs of ancient Mexico called psilocybin mushrooms “teonanácatl” or flesh of the gods, and used them as a sacrament for divining the future. Mexican Mixtec culture also revered the mushroom. Driven underground by the Spanish conquest, the sacred mushroom ceremony fell out of sight, but was kept alive by Mazatec natives in Oaxaca. In the 20th century the divine fungus was re-discovered by Western academia, and thereafter by Western culture at large. Magic mushrooms are illegal in most of the United States, but are allowable if grown for personal use in New Mexico. They are legal in the British

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diminish chances of gastrointestinal distress.) Compost the teabag after the tea is made.

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Virgin Islands and the Czech Republic, and small amounts for personal use are tolerated in some other localities. • 1/4 ounce dried psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, finely ground • 1/4 ounce dried unsweetened ginger root, minced or crumbled • 1/8 ounce dried peppermint leaves • 1/8 ounce black tea You will need several large empty teabags, and a stapler. You should be able to find empty teabags at your local health food store. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. Use a teaspoon to pack mixture loosely into empty teabags, and staple teabags shut. For gifting, slip the teabags into decorative envelopes. To, hypothetically, make tea: Pour boiling water over the teabag and steep for 10 minutes. Serve tea with a teaspoon of honey. For a stronger dose, use one teabag per person. For a weaker dose, one teabag may be used to make two or even up to four cups of tea concurrently if you steep it in a teapot. Stronger doses are often visionary, while weaker doses may just make the hypothetical drinker a little happier or more energetic. Ginger and peppermint help to alleviate some of the gastrointestinal side effects common to ingesting psilocybin mushrooms. (Some experts recommend simmering the mixture for up to 10 minutes, then steep after adding mint, to further

In sub-psychedelic (“psycholitic”) doses, LSD can help “dissolve conflicts in the mind,” according to British psychotherapist Ronald Sandison.

LSD is a strongly psychedelic compound first synthesized by Albert Hofmann at Sandoz Labs in Switzerland in 1938. Five years later on April 19, 1943, Hofmann first experienced the entheogenic properties of LSD during his now-legendary bicycle ride. Although LSD is associated with late 1960s counterculture more than anything else, during the 1950s it was commonly used in psychotherapy and showed strong promise in the curing of alcoholism. The drug was driven underground by prohibition, and all original psychiatric research on the compound ceased in 1972. Recently, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies has revived LSD research, with government-sanctioned studies being performed in Switzerland. Unfortunately, with the continuation of LSD prohibition in the United States, the drug has remained in the underground party scene where users take full doses for “fun,” misunderstanding its power and sometimes leading to psychiatric distress. In sub-psychedelic (“psycholitic”) doses, however, LSD can help “dissolve conflicts in the mind,” according to the British psychotherapist Ronald A. Sandison. • one ounce of distilled water • three drops of high quality LSD • one clean one-ounce brown glass dropper bottle Fill the dropper bottle with distilled water. Add three drops of LSD. Add a decorative warning label. Dosing: Depending upon your metabolism, one dropperful has the same approximate effect as a cup of coffee. Two dropperfuls will make you alert and thoughtful. Three dropperfuls may help you think your way through problems from a different perspective. LSD is an extremely powerful drug and should never be taken in a cavalier manner. People with underlying mental instability tolerate LSD poorly. Hypothetical users should approach it, and all psychedelics, with the utmost respect.

Refreshing divinatory morning glory drink While marijuana, LSD, and psilo-

cybin mushrooms are illegal in Utah, morning glory seeds are not— however, extracting psychoactives from them is legally murky, and improper use can be very distressing. Known as tlitlitzen (divine black one) by the Aztecs, morning glory seeds were employed by ancient Mesoamerican shamans in order to produce visions used to help cure disease, to find lost objects, or to solve interpersonal conflicts. Traditionally the seeds were chewed, but this method tends to produce a lot of stomach upset. Shamans discovered that doing a simple cold-water

extraction of the seeds would liberate the desired ergoline alkaloid compounds and leave behind a lot of the sickmaking stuff. • 1 pint distilled water • 7 grams non-pesticide-coated morning glory seeds (available online) • juice of one lemon • one empty teabag Grind the morning glory seeds into a fine powder using a coffee grinder, and pack them loosely into the teabag. Staple the teabag shut. For a gift, present the teabag in a decorative envelope with cold-brewing instructions. Cold-brewing: Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a pint of distilled water in a glass jar. Add the teabag and stir, then put the jar of water in the refrigerator and chill for an hour, stirring occasionally. Keep the jar in the refrigerator or in a cool dark place, because light will destroy the psychoactive ergine. To test for the psychoactive properties of the finished drink, put a half teaspoonful of the water in a white saucer and look at it under UV (black) light. A successful extraction will glow a gentle blue. Makes one visionary dose. Note: Since morning glory extracts can be vasoconstrictive, a hypothetical ergine drinker with

Strain and serve the now slightly visionary and soporific wine in the evening, or funnel into a decorative bottle and gift it. bad circulation or existing heart issues should employ caution.

Blue lotus wine The ancient Egyptians considered the blue lotus to be sacred, the egg from which the solar deity was born. The flower is depicted all over their temples and mortuaries, in some cases even twined around wine jars. It has long been speculated that the blue lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) was psychoactive, but this was not confirmed by Western science until fairly recently. Blue lotus petals are not illegal, and are available in bulk online. • 1/2 ounce blue lotus petals • 1 pint white wine Fill a pint jar with white wine, and mix in the blue lotus petals. Put the jar in the fridge and soak the petals for up to three weeks. Strain and serve the now slightly visionary and soporific wine in the evening, or funnel into a decorative bottle and gift it. Makes one hypothetical, but perfectly legal, serving. u A useful accompaniment to any of these gifts: The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic and Sacred Journeys, by James Fadiman, Ph.D. (2011: Park Street Press) or Krishna In the Sky With Diamonds, by Scott Teitsworth (see excerpt, this issue).


AniMALia* 26

Desember 2012

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

•ANIMALIA: pron. Ah-nee-MALE-ya.

Animal advocacy is a year round challenge but right now is the perfect time to start thinking how you may support our animal community.

Adopt, foster, volunteer, donate. These are the magic words in animal advocacy. Consider adoption first, and if you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, volunteer. And if you can’t volunteer, donate. I adopt and foster when I can, but volunteering is a bit hard on my heart (I am tortured that I can’t save all the amazing animals I encounter who need homes), so I created a way to help animals with Animalia (thank you Greta for being the catalyst for this) and Facebook. This past year, I helped two animals find homes who would otherwise have been euthanized. I was so grateful to find that my efforts have made an impact. Bottom line: You can and do make a difference in whatever way you can give. No gift of time or money is too small when y ou realize it contributes to saving even one animal’s life.

Ways to keep your pet safe and warm during the winter: • Many holiday decorations are hazardous to adventurous animals. Small ornaments, tinsel and ribbon are easily swallowed and can cause obstruction in the bowels. If they exhibit an interest, keep these things out of y our animals’ reach. • Anti-freeze smells sweet to animals which compels them to lap up the poison (the industry is working on changing this because of this dangerous problem). Quickly eliminate any spills you encounter. This stuff is so potent that one of the CATALYST Dalmatian pups died from merely licking the boots of a visitor who had stood in a puddle of antifreeze. • Keep your animals inside as much as possible during cold weather. Yes, it’s true, cats do look for warmth in the engines of cars. Make sure to pound on

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Some of our local rescues are holding special holiday events this month to help our furry friends: • Best Friends Holiday Matching Challenge. Every cash gift through December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar. BESTFRIENDS.ORG • Community Shopping Night at Ten Thousand Villages for Ching Farm rescue and animal sanctuary. December 5, 5-8 p.m., 10% of sales goes to Ching . CHINGSANCTUARY.ORG • Utah Animal Adoption Center is holding a special adoption program, “Home for the Holidays,” to find loving, forever homes for senior (seven years and older) and special needs cats. Adoption fees are waived for every senior and special needs cat, through December 31. Every adoptive family will receive a “welcome home” package for their new family member that includes litter box, litter and scoop, cat bed, bag of cat food, and food and water dishes. UTAHANIMALS.ORG

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, ‘Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that! —Dave Barry

your car hood before starting it. And those nerdy dog booties? They really do help your dog’s sensitive paw pads which can get frost bite (as well as noses and ears). Stella likes to wear booties and a warm cape cover. In addition to the warmth, they make her feel like a super hero.

Photo contest! Here’s a fun contest to enter y our pet: Morton Salt’s Safe-T-Pet® ice melt is launching a photo contest to promote keeping pets safe in winter and to support the ASPCA. To enter, submit a photo of your pet suited up for winter. Grand prize winner receives $10,000 cash, with prizes for runnersup and honorable mentions. MORTONBESTIN-SNOW.COM.

Another animal cause that is close to my heart is our country’s wild horse population. They desperately need our help; as Sonya Richins of R EINFREE.ORG and filmmaker of the documentary, Mestengo explains, “Every year, the federal government uses low-flying helicopters to stampede thousands of wild horses into pens and clear them off public lands so that commercial interests can turn a profit. There are now more then 50,000 wild horses stockpiled in government holding facilities and less the 18,000 wild horses r un free in the wild. If we don’t act to stop these cruel practices, wild horses will soon be gone forever.” Several prominent Utah men, committed to raising awareness about the plight of our country’s wild horses have posed with wild mustangs in a calendar called Studs Saving Mustangs. Proceeds from the sales go toward mass media campaigns and to adopt and care for wild horses. $20 (tax-deductible). SAVETHEWILDMUSTANGS.COM And on a related topic. Please add your name a petition that an 11-y earold girl started to help save our nation’s wild horses. There are currently 126,264 signatures; 200,000 are needed to send to Washington. CHANGE.ORG/PETITIONS/SAVE-WILD-HORSES-FROMSLAUGHTER#



Audubon’s Christmas bird count Calling all “citizen scientists”


t 100 years old, the Great Salt Lake Audubon is the oldest conservation organization in Utah. Satisfy your aviphilic hankerings by taking part in their centenary Christmas Bird Count, and help monitor bird populations in the Great Basin hub of the Pacific migratory flyway. Pomera Fronce, Circle Coordinator for the count, talked to CATALYST about the history of the bird count and what to expect if you wish to take part:

How the Christmas Bird Counts came about “This is kind of a neat stor y. In the late 1800s people used to go out and have these activities called ‘side hunts’ where they would see how many birds…any kind of bird…they could shoot in one day. So a guy named Frank Chapman, who was an officer of the Audubon Society, suggested instead of shooting the birds, why don’t we count them? The first Christmas Bird Count took place

“So a guy named Frank Chapman, who was an officer of the Audubon Society, suggested instead of shooting the birds, why don’t we count them?” in 1900, in 25 places in N orth America, and it's been growing exponentially ever since. The 101st count in the winter of 2000-2001 covered 1,823 bird count circles in 17 countries around the world.” Fronce took over coordinating the Salt Lake Christmas Bird Count in 2005. This year’s count is being held on Saturday, December 15. The count circle has a radius of 7.5 miles and is centered on the intersection of Main Street and South Temple: It runs north to 5th South in Bountiful, South to 53rd South in Murray, east to Emigration Canyon, and west to 56th West—”It's a huge area,” says Fronce. Participants learn means of counting that will avoid duplication and improve accuracy of results.

“The count circle is divided up like a pie, with about 80 people in 15 teams, each team getting a pie slice of land to count birds in. Not only do we count the number of various species we see, but we also count the number of individuals of those species. At the end of the day collectively w e’ll have seen probably over 100 different species of birds. The count for our circle usually runs from 35,000 to 40,000 individual birds.” Afterward participants meet up at Chase Mill at the Tracey Aviary for a potluck social. The team captains give their reports. There are door prizes. “The bird count is a really fun thing to do as a ‘citizen scientist.’ We send our data to the National Audubon Society and they’ll collate it and use it to estimate the winter ing population of birds, to see what's happening in ter ms of ranges expanding or contracting, and to keep tabs on species that might be in trouble or declining.” There’s no charge to participate. Small kids may not be suited to the count because it involves a lot of walking and you have to be able to be quiet so as not to scare the birds away. But Fronce says older kids can have a great time: “It just depends on your family.” If you prefer, you can also do a feeder count, where you count and identify just the birds that are coming to your backyard feeder. The amount of time you put into a feeder count is up to y ou; you can count for an hour, or for 8 hours, whatever you’d like. It’s a great way to teach kids, and it helps the walking teams cover the extra area they don’t have the time to get to in each of their count territories. —Alice Toler

• To register as part of a team for the Salt Lake count, contact Pomera Fronce, 801272-2755 or PINKSTRING@XMISSION.COM. You must live inside the Salt Lake bird count circle in order to take part. • Other official Christmas Bird Counts are organized in many other Utah localities. For a full list, visit WWW.UTAHBIRDS. ORG/CBC/CBC.HTML


featuring works by Artistic Director

Charlotte Boye-Christensen

December 13-15 7:30pm | 2pm Sat. Matinee Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center 801-355-ARTS Emma Eccles Jones Foundation


December 2012

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


CATALYST First Thursdays @ Zest: December 6


at. Drink. Dance. It’s CATALYST magazine’s first First Thursdays @ Zest, a monthly gathering of friends. Beet juice in your sangria, almond milk in the vodka mar tini? Try them both, along with some fine locally sourced organic vegetarian gluten-free fare (housemade kale chips, anyone?) Then dance your heart out. Zest Kitchen & Bar is Casey Staker’s reimagining of his long-

running club, W. Chill out with DJ Lukku at 7. Dancing starts at 9 (no cover before then), with house and electro dance tracks from DJs Ebenflow and 8-Bit. (No to dubstep, yes to some electro-swing.) Proceeds benefit Slow Food Utah’s mini-grant program. Come! Bring your friends! CATALYST First Thursdays at Zest, Dec. 6, 7pm-1am, 275 S. 200 W., in the old Acme Burger place. $5 (no cover before 9pm). ZESTSLC.COM, CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET

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Family Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type “Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.” Thus begins the beloved tale of what happens when cows use the power of the written word to improve the conditions in the barn. Funny and enlightening.

Science Movie Night: Otter 501 Combining documentary and dramatic narrative techniques, Otter 501 chronicles the true story of an orphaned baby otter washed ashore on the Northern California coast and rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation Program. The film explores a groundbreaking surrogate program that prepares orphaned otters for a life in the wild, sea otters’ struggle for survival and efforts to preserve this iconic species through the eyes of an aspiring marine biologist. Science Movie Night: Dec. 11, 7p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. NHMU.UTAH.EDU/MOVIE

Film Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Stories from the Red Tent

Click Clack Moo, Dec. 14-Jan. 5, W-Th 7:30, Fri-Sa 8p, Su 2-7p. Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W 500 N. $27-32/$13 students. SALTLAKEACTINGCOMPANY.ORG

Celebrate Utah’s winter wonderland and solstice with art making, science activities, and fun performances at the UMFA. Dress accordingly: The event will take place both inside and outside the UMFA.

Plan-B’s Radio Hour, Episode 7: Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle Holmes and Watson must discover how the Countess of Morcar’s stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose. Join this wild goose chase of a holiday whodunit, performed as radio drama with you as the live studio audience!

Movie Night, Dec. 14, 6-10p. Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 S Highland Dr. $10. MOONTIMERISING.COM

Attend the Avalanche Awareness Talk to learn about the dangers of avalanches. Learn how to recognize avalanche terrain and different approaches to travel safely in the back country. Also: Don’t miss the High Altitude Holiday Boutique and Open House will feature hand-made pieces by local artists.

Detroit Wild City, Dec. 18, 7p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG






In this breathtakingly documentary, filmmaker Jeff Orlowski follows photographer James Balog as he brings to life the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS)



Join charismatic young jugglers, acrobats, and clowns as they spend the summer performing with Circus Smirkus, the only travelling youth circus in the United States.


È OTTER 501 CITY LIBRARY 210 E. 400 S.

Know Before You Go: Avalanche Awareness Talk

Avalanche Awareness Talk, Dec. 6, 7p. Holiday Boutique, Dec. 8, 1-4p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive. Free. SWANERECOCENTER.ORG

Director Denis Villenueve puts a unique spin on the road movie with this Oscar®-nominated dramatic thriller with an emotional sucker punch of an ending that will leave you reeling for days.


Artful Afternoon: Winter Solstice, Dec. 15, 1-4p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Center Campus Drive. Free. UMFA.UTAH.EDU

Radio Hour Episode 7, Dec. 18, 7 & 8:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $10-20. PLANBTHEATRE.ORG

Once a shining testament to American capitalism, Detroit is now a shell of its former self. Compiling historical footage and interviews with the city’s residents, Detroit Wild City explores the rise and fall of a city once the most industrialized in the United States.


Artful Afternoon for Families: Winter Solstice

Things We Don’t Talk About is a groundbreaking new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost. The Red Tent movement is changing the way that women inter act and support each other by providing a place that honors and celebrates women, and by enabling open conversations about the things that women don’t want to talk about in other venues .

Detroit Wild City

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Otter 501 chronicles the true story of an orphaned baby otter washed ashore on the Northern California coast.


È DETROIT WILD CITY Once a shining testament to American capitalism, Detroit is now a shell of its former self. CITY LIBRARY 210 E. 400 S.



Although their relationship works in the city, things begin to fall apart for buttoned-up Everett and Meredith when they visit the suburbs for the holidays.



December 2012


Coco Montoya at the State Room New Year’s Eve From Albert Collins to John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, now 17 years on his own—Coco Montoya is one of the top electr ic blues musicians in the country. Coco Montoya, Dec. 31, 8p. The State Room, 638 S State St. $50.

Winter Solstice at Red Butte Garden

LEARN ENERGY HEALING Develop your healing skills to enrich your personal & professional life!

Gather in the Children’s Garden to celebrate the return of the light! Wander through the Garden winter wonderland, complete with warming fire barrels, hot chocolate and a yule log. Participants can also create winter candles and their own solstice head wreath. Winter Solstice: Dec. 22, 10a-12p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $6-8. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG


“Fundamentals Of Energy Healing” In this class you will study and practice: U Energy blockage and flow

U Sensing the aura and chakras

U Energy anatomy and physiology

U Hands-on healing U Accessing intuitive U Identifying 5 basic techniques information energy types Bear McKay – Director

*Continuing education provider for NCBTMB and CA BRN.

Bear McKay is now scheduling clients in Salt Lake City for private energy healing sessions. Call the office for more details.

Spring Foundation Series IN SALT LAKE CITY

Class One March 9-10 Class Two April 13-14 Class Three June 1-2 IN BOZEMAN, MT

Class One March 2-3 Class Two April 6-7 Class Three May 18-19

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Performance Ririe-Woodbury’s “Three” This intimate show features the choreography of artistic director Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Premiering is a work tentatively titled “The Perfect Human,” inspired by a film of the same title by Danish poet and film director Jorgen Leth. The 1967 film is a detached depiction of a man and a woman functioning in a white boundless room as though they were subjects in a zoo. “Three,” Dec. 13-15, 7:30p. Rose Wagner Performing Center, 138 W 300 S. $30. RIRIEWOODBURY.COM

Samba Fogo at the Woodshed A New Year’s Eve gathering filled with high-energy Brazilian music and dancing? Head to the Woodshed. Samba Fogo: Dec. 31, 10p-1a. The Woodshed, 60 E 800 S. $7. SAMBAFOGO.COM


Lectures, Readings & Workshops City Art readings On December 5, Sian Griffiths and Melanie Rae Thon will read at City Art. Dr. Siân Griffiths lives in Ogden, where she serves as assistant professor of English at Weber State University. Her story “What Is Solid” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Janet Burroway included her poem, “Fistful,” in the third edition of Imaginative Writing. Melanie Rae Thon’s most recent books are the novel The Voice of the River and In This Light: New and Selected. Originally from Montana, Thon now lives in Salt Lake City, where she teaches in the Creative Writing and Environmental Humanities programs at the University of Utah. On December 12, Franklin Fisher and Michael Gills will read at City Art. Franklin Fisher, professor emeritus of English at the University of Utah, is a writer, musician, and artist. He has published a novel and 24 short stories, and plays folk, classical and jazz guitar. Michael Gills book, Why I Lie: Stories, was selected by The Southern Review as a top literary debut of 2002. Michael Gills

CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET Gills is currently an associate professor of writing for the Honors College at the University of Utah. City Art readings, Dec. 5 & 12, 7p. Main Library 4th Floor Auditorium, 210 E 400 S. Free. SLCITYART.ORG

Jung Society presents Stephen Aizenstat Friday evening lecture: Stephen Aizenstat has developed “Dream Tending,” a process of discovery in which dreamers become “naturalists” of the psyche, observing the activity of the images in the unfolding dreamscape. Saturday: experiential workshop.


Holiday Bring your Gifts Bring Your Gifts is a Christmas devotional through dance and music. Bring Your Gifts is a benefit show, with 100% of proceeds being donated to the YWCA Salt Lake City women’s shelter. In addition to cultural dances from around the world, the show features live performances of voice, strings, piano and doumbek. This family friendly event will bring the wonder and magic of the Christmas story to life and be a highlight of this year’s Holiday season.

A weekend with Stephen Aizenstat. Lecture, Dec. 7, 7-9p; free. Workshop, Dec. 8, 9a-5p. The City Library, 210 E 400 S. $99. DREAMTENDING.ORG

Bring your Gifts, Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30p. Murray City Theater, 4961 S State St. $15/10 children (advanced) $20/15. TINUVIELDANCER@YAHOO.COM

Intro to classical drawing at the Leonardo

People’s Holiday Market

Don’t miss this introduction to drawing session in the “Da Vinci, The Genius” exhibit. Explore the proper use of correct tools, materials, techniques and craftsmanship in creating masterful drawings. Class will be conducted by Jenny Elizabeth, a clasically trained professional figurative painter and sculptor. Intro to Classical Drawing, Dec. 8, 10-11a. The Leonardo at Library Square, 209 E 500 S . Free (w/ purchase of “Da Vinci, The Genius” admission). THELEONARDO.ORG

Support local artists and artisans and get unique holiday gifts at the People’s Market annual holiday market. Woodwork by master wood carvers, jewelry, clothing, photography, artwork, carved gourds, wire scorpions, crocheted hats and baby items, soaps, lotions and sugar scrubs, chain mail and more. Holiday Market, Dec. 8 & 15, 12-8p. Trolley Square Auditorium (south entrance), 367 Trolley Square. SLCPEOPLESMARKET.ORG

Celestial Solstice Yoga, meditation and dinner followed by didgeridoo, flute, guitar and the angelic voice of Leraine with The Soul Vibrations: What a way to celebrate the Solstice! Come for all or part of the evening. Celestial Solstice, Dec. 21, 5-10pm. Kundalini yoga & meditation @5 ($5), dinner ($5) provided by Cafe Solstice @ 7:15, kirtan ($15/$20 per couple) led by Leraine at 8:15. Entire event: $25. Registration requested. Dancing Cranes, 673 E. Simpson Ave. (2240 S.), 801.486.1129.

Winterdance Stay in shape over winter break with a three-day winter intensive from Repertory Dance Theatre. Workshop participants can expect to receive Modern Dance Technique, body conditioning, RDT repertory and personal performance coaching from RDT company members. Winter Dance, Jan. 2-4, 9a-3p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. $150. RDTUTAH.ORG

Christmas Eve at All Saints All Saints Episcopal Church invites SLC to explore the presence of the divine in human existance at their inclusive Christmas Eve celebration. Family service with children’s pageant, Christmas carols, midnight communion with instrumental ensemble, choir and carols. Christmas Eve celebration, Dec. 24: 5p: family service; 7p: Holy Communion with Christmas carols; 10:30pm: Midnight service with instrumental ensemble, choir, carols. Dec. 25, 10am: Holy Communion with Christmas Carols. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1700 S Foothill Dr. All are welcome. ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG



If we all shift just 10% of our spending to local businesses, $487 million will stay in our Utah economy each year.* *Based on the Civic Economics 2012 SLC Indie Impact Study.


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Inner Light Center A Spiritual, Metaphysical, Mystical Community

Sunday Celebrations Empower your week by joining an open, heart-based Spiritual community to explore metaphysical teachings and mystical experiences of your own inner light. Every Sunday at 10:00 am Fellowship Social follows.

Children’s Church Welcoming children ages 3-12 to spiritual development while their parents expand their own, personal inner light. Every Sunday at 10:00 am

Inner Light Institute “A school for the soul.” New Courses began in September. Look here for future events. For Information:

Inner Light Center 4408 South 5th East; SLC 801-268-1137



Savasana (integration) in which the soup pot rests, and the flavors meld


ack in the 1980s I regularly attended an hour-long early morning asana class. The class was usually vigorous, as morning classes often are. While I enjoyed starting my day with asana practice, I always felt a bit agitated—sometimes even a little nauseated—afterward. With only an hour, the teachers wanted to fit in as many poses as possible, which didn’t leave time for Savasana (Final Relaxation). What drew me to yoga in the first place was the light, clear, quiet state of my body/mind that I felt after practice. Without Savasana, the early morning class felt like any other exercise class. This is going to sound strange, but Savasana is probably the most challenging pose for most people. Not because of the position itself—lying on your

BY CHARLOTTE BELL most popular. They’re all about non stop action, one strong sensation after another. In and of itself, sensation is not negative. The problem arises when we avoid quiet and subtlety, and are subsequently deprived of the opposites that bring equilibrium to our lives. Savasana gives our bodies a chance to integrate the benefits of the asanas we’ve practiced. Judith Lasater says it takes our bodies 12 to 15 minutes in Savasana to come to physiological relaxation. That’s just the first stage. After that, we can move into pratyahara, that rarefied state where we hear sounds, feel the sensations in our bodies, smell

Surrender your body to gravity. Spend some time in your head, relaxing your brain, facial muscles and scalp, eyes, inner and outer ears, jaw, roots of your teeth, throat, then move down your torso and out into your limbs. Once you’ve moved through the whole body, settle your attention onto the wave of your breath as it moves your body from the inside. Let your mind be open to whatever sensations arise. There’s nothing you need to do. Just be. back with the proper support is actually pretty sweet—but because it requires a lot of your mind: more presence, patience and attention. In other poses, we’re feeling sensations in our bodies that demand our attention. In Savasana, with little to no body drama, our minds tend to wander. We get bored. And there are few things we Westerners fear more than boredom. I once heard meditation teacher Sylvia Boorstein say, “We are all sensation junkies.” It’s true. Think about the films, music, sports and even ways of practicing asana that are

whatever is in the air, but nothing that comes in through our senses disturbs our tranquility. As we deepen in pratyahara, we can taste the settling of our minds into silence, the definition of yoga. Here’s my favorite metaphor for what Savasana does: When you cook a pot of soup or a batch of homemade tomato sauce, that soup or sauce always tastes better—more cohesive—after it’s been left to sit a while away from the fire. That down time allows the flavors to blend, to integrate. If you taste the soup be fore it has a chance to sit, often certain flavors

will stand out—or even poke out— and can taste harsh. After resting, the flavors unify, each contributing a subtle essence that defines the whole. Here’s how: Set yourself up so that you feel supported and comfortable. This can include a mat and/or blanket under your body, support under your head and/or under your knees if your low back is uncomfortable when you are supine, a blanket over you for warmth, and an eyebag to keep the light out. Lie on y our back, arranging all your support props with care so that you don’t have to readjust them. Lie with your arms at about a 45-degree angle so that your armpits feel open and relaxed. Close your eyes, turn your palms up, and let your legs roll out comfortably. Surrender your body to gravity. It can be helpful to mentally move through your body from head to toe, relaxing each body part as you become aware of it. Spend some time in your head, relaxing your brain, facial muscles and scalp, eyes, inner and outer ears, jaw, roots of your teeth, throat... then move down your torso and out into your limbs. Once you’ve moved through the whole body, settle your attention onto the wave of your breath as it moves your body from the inside. Let your mind be open to whatever sensations arise. There’s nothing you need to do. Just be. When it’s time to come out, do so gradually. Bend your knees and roll onto either side. Rest there for a few breaths before returning to sitting. In my home practice, I leave 15-25 minutes for Savasana. Sometimes I’m “cooked” in 15 minutes. Sometimes it takes 25. By “cooked,” I mean the state where my body feels more like a field of energy than a solid mass. My mind is fully present, but not sticking to thoughts. Thoughts may be floating through—most of the time they are—but awareness experiences them as part of the present moment, fleeting and transparent. In yoga practice, Savasana is the most important pose. All the others we practice lead to it. As 2012 winds down, take time for Savasana. Give yourself some time out to integrate all you’ve learned and experienced in your yoga practice and in your daily life. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City. Visit her at WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.


December 2012



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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.

Residential Design FB 801-322-5122. Ann Larson. FENG SHUI The Feng Shui Guy 6/13 801-842-5554. Productivity & bliss through furniture arrangement, with the flexibility to fit any budget or ambition. Home, garden, lobby, and office. GREEN PRODUCTS Underfoot Floors 6/13 801-467-6636. 1900 S. 300 W., SLC We offer innovative & earth friendly floors including bamboo, cork, marmoleum, hardwoods, natural fiber carpets as well as sand and finishing hardwood. Free in home estimates. Please visit our showroom. WWW.UNDERFOOTFLOORS.NET, UNDERFOOTFLOORS@AOL.COM.

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Five-Step Carpet Care FB 801.656.5259, PC: 435.640.2483. WWW.5STEPCARPETCAREUTAH.COM HOUSING Wasatch Commons Cohousing 3/13 Vicky 801-908-0388. 1411 S. Utah St. (1605 W.) An environmentally sensitive community promoting neighborliness, consensus & diversity. Balancing privacy needs with community living. Homes now available for rent or sale. Roommates wanted. Tours 4th Wed at 5p and 2nd Sat. at 1p.m. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG, WWW.ECON.UTAH.EDU/COHO PETCARE/VETERINARIANS Dancing Cats Feline Center. 801-467-0799. 1760 S 1100 E, DANCINGCATSVET.COM. F

DINING Blue Star Juice and Coffee 2795 S. Canyon Rim (2300 E.) and 435 S. 400 W. SLC. 466-4280. Blue Star serves a wide variety of fresh vegetable and fruit juices. Create your own combination or choose from house favorites! Full espresso bar and large selection of breakfast sandwiches are also available. Drive-thru available at both locations. Wifi. Café Solstice Cafe Solstice inside Dancing Cranes Imports offers a variety of loose teas, speciality coffee drinks and herbal smoothies in a relaxing atmosphere. Lunch features veggie wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and more. Our dressings, spreads, salsa, hummus and baked goods are all made in house with love! Enjoy a

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Best of State. PAGOSLC.COM. Tue-Sun 11a-3p, 5p-close. Ruth’s Diner 4160 Emigration Canyon Rd. 801-582-5807. 2010 marks Ruth’s Diner’s 80th anniversary. Join us in our newly redecorated, cool canyon setting. WWW.RUTHSDINER.COM M-Sun 8a-10p. Takashi 18 West Market St. 801-519-9595. 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 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 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. Board-certified for hep-c treatment. National Acupuncture Detox Association (NADA)-certified for treatment of addiction. Women’s health, menopausal syndromes. STEVENSACUCLINIC.COM

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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 Conscious Journey FB 801-864-4545. CONSCIOUSJOURNEY.NET Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM Stress Buster 801-243-4980. 1104 Ashton Ave., #114


(Sugar House). Ginger Blaisdell, LMT, NCTMB. The core of her practice consists of orthopedic bodywork along with Cranio Sacral therapy, sports massage, tension & pain release, lymph drainage therapy, visceral manipulation and energetic attunement. 60 and 90-minute sessions available. STRESSBUSTERMASSAGE.COM 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 in cluding chronic fatigue, HIV infection, aller gies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM NATURAL PRODUCTS Essential Oils for Every Day Life 3/13 Young Living Essential Oils, Nance Ciasca, 732-687-2459, Learn how to incorporate essential oils into your daily regime to live a healthier and more abundant lifestyle. Young Living Essential Oils are pure, nature’s living energy. Dedicated to living, teaching, and sharing Earth’s Natural Medicine. UTAHOILS@GMAIL.COM, WWW.NANCE.VIBRANTSCENTS.COM NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 3/13 801-486-4226. 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 9/13 Uli Knorr, ND 801.474.3684; 2188 S. Highland Dr. #207. Dr. Knorr uses a multi-dimensional approach to healing. He can help optimize your health to live more vi brantly 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 Full Circle Care; Leslie Peterson, ND 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 1/13 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 problems. WWW.TOTALNUTRITIONWELLNESS.COM

PHYSICAL THERAPY Precision Physical Therapy 9/13 801-557-6733. 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 REFLEXOLOGY Rory Foster, I.I.R. Cert. Reflexologist 801.413.3916. Salt Lake City. Reflexology has been proven effective in reducing tension and stress—the principal cause of most illnesses. It is an alternative healing practice using pressure therapy on reflexes in the feet and hands. It has been proven effective in alleviating pain and addressing many health problems. WWW.RORYFOSTER.BYREGION.NET 4/13 REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/13 1-800-230-PLAN, 801-532-1586. 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. PPAU.ORG ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Paul Wirth, Certified Rolfer™, LMT 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 1/13 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

MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL ASSISTANCE Schumann Law. 801.631.7811, ESTATEPLANNINGFORUTAH.COM. FB MUSICIANS FOR HIRE Idlewild 10/13 801-268-4789, 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

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 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, prana yama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. P ublic & 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 9/13 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV

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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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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 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. 801.906.0470. Have life questions? We offer intuitive and personal psychic consultations: Tarot, Pendulum, Crystal Ball and other oracles. $22 for 20 minutes. Afternoon and evening appointments. Walk-ins welcome. We also make custom conjure/spell candles! WWW.CRONESHOLLOW.COM

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Nicholas Stark 7/13 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon. Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. MEDIUMS Kathryn Miles 3/13 801-633-4754. Psychic reader, medium, channeler. Internationally renowned psychic healer for more than 20 years. Experi ence 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 Mental Health Coach and Advocate 12/12 801.278.1897. Katharine Dalton acts as a motivator, educator and resource for people struggling with mental health issues, and for those they love. She offers support and information to improve the quality of life for her clients. NLP Inner Strategies & Life Coaching4/13 Maria Ines Bernardes Ellis, Int ’l NLP/HNLP certified practitioner. 801.688.9409 1399 S. 700 E. Ste. 5A. Awaken your inner potential and manifest your ideal life. Uncover the hidden language of your unconscious mind. Heal past traumas and reprogram old behaviors. Take your life to the next level by shifting perspectives to achieve excellence. Call for free evaluation. You are in good hands! NLP INNERSTRATEGIES.COM

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 recovery; 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. Coun seling orientation integrates body, mind & spirit. Individuals, couples, groups, retreats & classes. CONSCIOUS CONNECTIONS, Inc.12/12 801-953-8010. 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 9/13 801-524-0560, EXT. 3. 150 S. 600 E., Ste. 7C. Licensed professional counselor, board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Red Rock Counseling & Education. Transpersonal psychotherapy, music therapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Inte grate body, mind, & spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts, & relationships that challenge & inspire our lives. Introspect Inc. “looking within”9/13 801.413.3901. 24 So. 600 East Ste. 2. Psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and children. Specializing in relationship and self confidence issues. Healing from within by gaining clarity of ones thoughts and feelings. Family and group work available. Assessment and treatment evaluations. INTROSPECT9@GMAIL.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 8/13 801-631-8426. 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. S TEVE@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 vulnerabil-

ity, recognize and appreciate your lovability, and tolerate and enjoy real intimacy. Evelyn Skon, MBA, MA, LMFT 5/13 801-971-4062. 150 S 600 E, Ste 8B, SLC. Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and traditional and non-traditional family members who want to strengthen and repair their relationships. Use research-based tools including Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, EMDR, and Positive Psychology. Experience working with addiction, recovery support and attachment injuries.WWW.EVELYNSKON.COM

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 10/13 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM



Cali’s Natural Foods. 389 W 1700 S, 801.483.2254, CALISNATURALFOODS.COM. FB Liberty Heights Fresh. 1290 S. 1100 E. 801583-7374. LIBERTYHEIGHTSFRESH.COM. FB GIFTS & TREASURES Blue Boutique. WWW.BLUEBOUTIQUE.COM FB Cosmic Spiral 10/12 920 E 900 S, SLC. 801-509-1043 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). Dancing Cranes. 673 E Simpson Ave, 801.486.1129, DANCINGCRANESIMPORTS.COM FB Golden Braid Books. 801-322-1162. 151 S 500 E, GOLDENBRAIDBOOKS.COM FB

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 Stark7/13 801-394-6287; cell: 801-721-2779. 20 years of Shamanic healings/energy work. Ogden Canyon.

RETAIL ARTS & CRAFTS Blazing Needles 8/13 1365 S 1100 E, SLC. 801 487-5648. 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

Healing Mountain Crystal Co. FB 363 S. 500 E. #210, SLC. 800-811-0468, HEALINGMOUNTAIN.ORG. Sunny Steps Yoga and Zumba—Sandy2/13 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 FB\ Turiya's Gifts2/13 1569 So. 1100 E. 801.531.7823. M-F 11-7, Sat 11-6, Sun 12-5. Turiya's is a metaphysical gift and crystal store. We have an exquisite array of crystals and minerals, jewelry, drums, sage and sweet grass, angels, fairies, greeting cards and meditation tools. Come in and let us help you create your sanctuary. WWW.TURIYAS.COM RESALE/FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES Elemente 11/12 353 W Pierpont Avenue, 801-355-7400. M-F 126, Sat. 12-5, Gallery Stroll every 3rd Friday 3-9. We feature second-hand furniture, art and accessories to evoke passion and embellish any room or mood with comfort and style. You're invited to browse, sit a spell, or sell your furniture with us. Layaway is available. A haven for the discriminating shopper since 1988. RESALE/CLOTHING Plus Size Consignment 12/12 801-268-3700. 4700 S. 9th East in Ivy Place. * Sizes 14-6X.* New & nearly new CURVY GIRL clothing. As your body changes, change your clothes! * BUY * SELL * TRADE * RECY CLE. * Earn $$$$$ for your clothes * Come in for a free gift bag * Designer accessories and shoes for all* WWW.PLUSSIZECONSIGNMENT.VPWEB.COM RESALE/OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING fun & frolic consignment shop 1/13 801-487-6393 2066 S. 2100 E. Consigns everything for travel /outdoor recreational experiences. Fun seekers can buy and consign high- quality, gently used outdoor gear and clothing, making fun time less expensive. Call to consign your items. FACEBOOK @ FUN & FROLIC CONSIGNMENT SHOP; in the 21st & 21st business district. MYFUNANDFROLIC@GMAIL.COM




SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ORGANIZATIONS All Saints Episcopal Church. 801.581.0380. Foothill Dr. at 17th S. WWW.ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG. Eckankar in Utah 12/12 801-542-8070. 8105 S 700 E, Sandy. Eckankar is ancient wisdom for today. Explore past lives, dreams, and soul travel to see how to lead a happy, balanced and productive life, and put daily concerns into loving perspective. Worship Service and classes on Sundays at 10:30am. WWW.ECKANKAR-UTAH.ORG

Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/12 801-268-1137. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. A spiritual, metaphysical, mystical community dedicated to spiritual enlightenment and unconditional love through spiritual practice, education, service, celebration and fellowship. Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m.; WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET

Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/13

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

Boulder Mountain Zendo. 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG

FB Fred Coyote, Author & Teacher of Spirituality 801-493-5644. Non-dual, non-dogmatic teachings on spirituality, focused on spiritual awakening and embracing the whole Self—body, mind, spirituality, emotions, sexuality. Classes on True Meditation, Christmas Satsang and Sacred Sexuality open now. Habla español. WWW.FREDCOYOTE.ORG

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

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