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M. Schettl’s Menagerie as 12’ bunnies dwarf farm equipment and commune with Egyptian queens, pool sharks and blues singers. Dinosaurs wink at King Kong and metal warrior goddesses, Orcs and Fairies while Greek gods hang out in curios built of beveled glass and steal. Part art installation/ part yard sale, every turn reveals wierder and more fantastic treasures. Although the statuary is what has put them on the map, they are actually a hardware store. If you need glow in the dark necklaces or a boat trailor you can find it here. The lumber barn is watched over by ninja warriors and the hardware shed... well, I better not say. u If you are ever near Butte des Morts, WI don’t miss a chance to experience it: Immeasurable thanks to sister Katie and her hubby Luc Pottorff for preserving the family estate and welcoming us home!

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LIVING FEARWARDS RICHARD MOSS How to change the world in an instant: As long as there is a compulsive avoidance of any threatening or distressing feeling, fear unconciously remains the god ruling our psychic life.


CURIOUS FACTS: FLEA-FREE DIANE OLSON Utah pet owners can skip the collars and other preventives: Utah is flea-free! THE SPIRIT IN THE INK: THE ART AND PRACTICE OF TATTOO IN SALT LAKE CITY ALICE TOLER As far back as we have discovered preserved human skin, we have found evidence of tattooing. It has always beena means of establishing both cultural and individual identity. Although the practice and art of tattoo have change greatly as new inking tech has evolved, the reasons why people get inked are often still profound. CHAKRA SERIES TODD MANGUM, M.D. Visuddha: Self Expression THE THEATRICAL TRANSGRESSION OF GHOSTS ERIC SAMUELSEN Henrik Ibsen revisited.



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The Albatross on the shore of the Great Salt Lake BY JOHN DEJONG n a clear day you can see another environmental disaster waiting to happen. The relatively clean air we have been enjoying since Kennecough operations were brought to a halt by April’s landslide has been on my mind, or rather hasn’t been on my mind. What a relief it is not to worry day-to-day whether it is safe to breathe. I’m sure Kennecough and the Utah Department of Environmental Degradation UDED (names have been changed to reflect the true nature of the players) would have us believe that any perceived improvement is a statistical fluke, is caused by global weirding or merely the placebo effect. If, as Kennecough would have us believe, the operations at the mine only contribute 6% of the Salt Lake valley’s pollution, then the shutdown should have no perceptible effect on our air quality. If, on the other hand, you believe the Sierra Club and Physicians for a Healthy Environment when they say the mine is responsible for 30% of the pollution in the valley, then it’s clear why our air is clearer. Which brings up the question of what will happen when the mine closes for good, or bad. Currently there are no clean-up funds. This


means Utah taxpayers will be stuck with those costs. It could be billions of dollars. Kennecough has spent millions trying to stabilize the 9,400-acre, 75-foot-tall tailings dust pile north of Magna for years with only marginal success. Discussions are taking place between the Utah Division of Oil Gas and Mining (DOGM) (their real name) and Rio Rico/Kennecough about what will happen to “the largest open pit mine”and other environmental legacies/albatrosses that will be left behind when the price of copper falls back to historic levels and Rio Tinto sells its stake in order to bet on the next sure thing. The Utah legislature and the governor really haven’t given DOGM much leverage in the negotiations. Utah’s reclamation fees are the lowest in the country. Utah’s severance fees are among the lowest in the country which is one of the reasons Rio Rico bought Kennecough. One possible resource would be the large land holdings along the Oquirrhs owned by Rio Rico /Kennecough Land which were part of the 1989 purchase deal. Maybe Utah should put a lien on that land until a satisfactory clean-up fund is established. u John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST.

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Tar Sands threat grows in Utah Nationally known climate activist Bill McKibben visited Moab, Utah in July to join anti-tar sands activists from Living Rivers and Before it Starts in protesting the threat of tar us!


(For details Search “Enefit” on the BLM Environmental Notification Bulletin Board: BLM.GOV/UT/ENBB/INDEX.PHP Green River oil refinery: The Governor’s Office of Economic Development gave a $12 million tax credit to Emery Refining (LLC), based in Houston, Texas, to build a new oil refinery in Emery County near the town of Green River in order to process oil from tar sands and oil shale the Uinta Basin. The Utah Division of Air Quality has also issued air pollution permits. There is currently no pipeline or road connecting the oil field with the refinery site, implying that the developer is counting on new road construction. The location of the refinery outside of the Uintah Basin strongly suggests that the company expects tar sands strip mining to start up soon in the San Rafael Swell, a popular recreation area that contains multiple Wilderness Study Areas and has been proposed as a National Monument. Book Cliffs highways: For years, environmentalists and hunters have opposed building a “Book Cliffs Highway” connecting Uintah and Grand counties through one of the largest roadless areas in the lower 48 states. Building a new refinery is sure to re-open that can of worms. Mexican Mountain airstrip: The expectation of renewed mining activity in the San Rafael Swell may or may not lurk behind a request for the BLM to re-open an abandoned airstrip in the Heart of the Mexican Mountain Wilderness Study Area. (for more information: SUWA.ORG) 350.ORG, LIVINGRIVERS.ORG, BEFOREITSTARTS.ORG

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Public input sought on Utah’s water future Utah is the second driest state in the nation but home to the most wasteful water users, and as a result it is also home to endless, costly water boondoggles and water grabs: the Lake Powell Pipeline, Gooseberry Narrows Dam, Flaming Gorge Pipeline, Snake Valley water grab, Green River nuclear power plant (which would need 50,000 square feet of water to cool its reactors), and oil-shale/tar sands strip mining. Meanwhile, climate change and population growth threaten to dam and de-water every wild river left in Utah. Surely we could do better. Utah Governor Gary Herbert is holding statewide public meetings to gather community input about Utah’s


water future. Water developers and water grabbers will be out in force, so it’s important for the conservation message to be heard. As the Utah River Council says, “Although inexpensive water conservation efforts could easily eliminate the ‘need’ for billion dollar diversions, these water agencies scare the public into unnecessary spending with a campaign of fear and ignorance.” UTAHSWATER.ORG

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National Parks Depend on Colorado River The beleaguered Colorado River is the lifeblood of five national parks and monuments: Dinosaur National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park. A new report from the National Parks Conservation Association describes the impact of Western water wars on these cherished places. See it here: BIT.LY/NATPARKSCOLORIVER

Audit Division of Water Resources The Utah Rivers Council (URC) is calling for an audit of the Utah Division of Water Resources for mismanaging Utah’s water resources and promoting policies that actively discourage water conservation. URC says, “The Utah Division of Water Resources is charged with planning for the use and conservation of Utah’s water. In practice, this agency has devoted itself to misinforming decision-makers and the public about the need to raise taxes for a single purpose: unnecessary government spending for large capital projects.” UTAHRIVERS.ORG

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Living FEARWARDS How to change the world in an instant BY RICHARD MOSS

ear is a sensation we name according to the situation. If you are standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon, you speak of fear of heights: acrophobia. If you are in a crowded place, the word is agoraphobia. There are a thousand names for fear, but only one sensation, which, of course, can vary in intensity. Throughout evolution, fear was our teacher of survival. It alerted us to danger. It told us be prepared. This was and remains the healthy aspect of fear. But today, at least in the developed world, we have relatively few threats from outside. Our greatest threats come from within, from what we tell ourselves about others or our situation and the anxiety, insecurity, hate or even terror those thoughts create. Our minds create fears by believing stories such as “I’ll be all alone in my old age” or “I won’t have enough money.” There is only one sensation of fear, but limitless stories that will arouse it in us. As long as there is a compulsive avoidance of any threatening or distressing feeling, fear unconsciously


being safe; life is and will always be full of uncertainty. Nothing from the outside: no laws, no high tech inventions, no amount of guns, no leader, can make you truly safe. Only you can do that inside yourself. The terrible irony is that when fear intensifies self-interest to unhealthy levels, this weakens healthy connections between people, which only leads to a sense of separation and even more fear. When fear closes you down, you have reached the limit of your ability to love and grow. For example, as you risk building a new business, it will be fear, perhaps the fear of failure or even of success that might slow or even sabotage you. If you are in a relationship, it will be the fear of abandonment, or being a betrayer, or just a sense of insecurity that will make you pull back. To “live fearwards” means that instead of being halted by fear, you let fear become your teacher. You open yourself to the sensation of fear. You let yourself become vulnerable. You stop blaming others. You

Fear and self-interest combined is probably the greatest threat facing humanity today. remains the god ruling our psychic life. Real transformation begins when you are able to bow before fear and acknowledge its power, but declare that it is no longer your god. At that moment you become the disciple of a new god: Awareness. Immediately, what awareness asks of you is to learn, to the best of your ability, to remain present and open even when there is fear. The sensation of fear is difficult to be with. When you cannot create a big space for it, the immediate tendency is to become self-involved. Your head starts spinning more thoughts; your mind becomes strategic—“How do I regain control?” “How do I get away from this feeling?” All that matters to you is your self-interest. From a psychological point of view, the combination of fear and self-interest is probably the greatest threat facing humanity today. It poisons all relationships whether within marriages, families, business, politics and international affairs. But there is no such thing as

stop seeing threats and start seeing opportunities to awaken to greater consciousness. If we lived in a Harry Potter universe, the wizard would wave her wand and say the incantation: “Fearwards!” Suddenly everyone on Earth has three times the capacity to be with fear and not become selfinvolved and self-protective. This means they have three times the ability to be vulnerable and not close their hearts. Instantly, there is a fraction as much greed and distrust, a fraction of the power struggles and conflicts. Instantly, there is three times more openness, three times more capacity for intimacy, three times more fairness, acceptance and tolerance, and three times more love. The whole world changes in an instant, in relation to how we handle fear in ourselves.

Learning to dance with fear But let’s not wait for magic. Here are a few ways to learn to dance with fear.

When you feel fearful ask yourself: “What specifically am I telling myself that is creating this fear?” When you feel fearful ask yourself: “What specifically am I telling myself that is creating this fear?” If you can see these thoughts are negative judgments, take five deep slow breaths and bring all your attention back to the present moment. Be present for every perception and every sensation. Repeat this over and over until the fullness of the present moment has filled your senses completely. As soon as your attention moves into the Now, all thoughts and mind-made images will recede and the fearfulness will fade away. Then, if examining your stories suggests that there is an action you can take to properly address what must be done, commit yourself to act immediately. If the threatening feeling seems to be present without any thoughts to provoke it, then be very alert not to let the fearful feeling cause you to think stories like “My life is not working,” or “Something is wrong with me.” All thoughts born of fear either create more fear or they create imaginary hope, which is another kind of delusion. Instead, keep your full attention in the present and let yourself be spontaneously creative as you breathe into the fearfulness. You can let out sounds or move about. This lays down new associations and new neural pathways that short-circuit the conditioned responses to fear. Keep breathing into the feeling and try not to label it with names like “unsafe” or “terrified.” At the same time, no matter how familiar the feeling may seem, pretend that you have never felt it before. Naming separates and puts you in the past and in your ego. Transmuting fear requires becoming one with it in the Now. This means also that you must let go of the future: Breathing into fear and dancing with it is not about getting rid of fear or gaining any desired outcome. It is about an unconditional relationship with fear so that fear becomes a doorway instead of a wall. You can even use the energy of fear with what I call the “Practice of Gratitude.” Instead of dwelling on fearful mental images and thoughts, say “Thank You” for every present-moment perception: the light you see, the colors, all the sounds, smells, and any sensation. Say “Thank You,” even for the feeling of fear itself. Keep expressing gratitude for everything that you are aware of or for anything whatsoever that comes into your mind and soon the fearful sensation will transform and perhaps become softness or even a smile on your face and in your heart. Living fearwards is something you and I and anyone can do as soon as we decide we would rather live in a loving world. Fear will never go away completely, but your capacity to be with it will grow, and steadily you will become a champion of openness and love. u Richard Moss is a physician-turned-master healer, international bestselling author and workshop leader. WWW.RICHARDMOSS.COM

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n the annals of bad bugdom, ticks and fleas are often lumped together, though they have little in common, other than a propensity to bedevil dogs and cats. Fleas are insects, whereas ticks are arachnids. Back in the Jurassic Period, when fleas first appeared, Pangea was still breaking apart and dinosaurs were on the menu. Jurassic fleas were peanutsized and had nasty, syringe-like beaks that could drill through archaeopteryx hide. They could not jump. By comparison, today’s fleas are

that falls off its parent’s hairy host and then hatches into a light-phobic larvae that squiggles off to a nearby warm, moist and dark corner. There, it feeds on… this is kind of gross… adult flea poop— which is, natch, dried blood. The larvae metamorphose four times before spinning a cocoon and entering a pupal stage. They emerge at the exact moment a convenient host comes into range and immediately leap on board and start feeding. Cat fleas like to wander and bite, rather than embed in one place like ticks. They use their saliva to soften

Male fleas can copulate up to 48 times in eight hours, while the less-lusty females get it on a mere 27 times or so. generally a mere one to two millimeters (tip of a sharpened pencil to tip of a new crayon). They have springy back legs that propel them up to 200 times their own body length, at an acceleration rate roughly equal to that of an Apollo rocket. And their piercing mouthparts are only as long as they need to be to pierce mammalian, avian or reptilian skin. The flat, beaky and bristly cat flea is the most common flea species in the US, while the dog flea reigns supreme in Europe. Both are happy to feed on the other’s namesake, and neither, fortunately, shows a propensity for people. We’re just not hairy enough to suit their needs—though there is a human flea, which prefers the blood of people and pigs.

A flea’s life Cat fleas go through a complicated metamorphosis, starting with an egg

the host’s skin, making it easier to penetrate and slurp. As with mosquitoes, it’s their saliva that’s allergenic, causing the host to itch and scratch. And scratch. And scratch. Due to a hard, slippery body and handy, Velcro-like bristles, though, fleas seldom get scratched off. After a nice blood meal, it’s mating time. And yow!, mate they do. Males can copulate up to 48 times in eight hours, while the less lusty females get it on a mere 27 times or so. To keep from being blasted into space by the female’s rocket-booster leaps mid-coitus, the male employs toilet-plunger-like suckers to hang on. And by the way, to say that someone is hung like a flea is extravagant praise; the male’s penis is around 2.5 times the length of its body, making it the John Holmes of the insect world.

Given the opportunity, a cat flea will spend its entire life (up to 133 days) feeding on one host, with the females laying and shedding 20 to 40 eggs each day. That’s over 5,000 eggs per flea.

The good, the bad and the itchy Fleas are, of course, infamous for spreading the bubonic plague, aka the Black Death, that felled nearly 60% of the European population during the 14th century. At that time, it was mostly spread by the Oriental rat flea. The plague is still around; in the U.S., it most often occurs in the Southwest, spread by the rock squirrel flea. A young Colorado girl was infected with it last summer after coming into contact with a dead squirrel. She, like the vast majority of people infected with the bubonic plague these days, survived. The good news is, cat fleas don’t normally spread bubonic plague, though they can transmit murine typhus and tapeworms. The even better news is, there are no cat fleas in Utah. (Or dog or human fleas, for that matter.) Cat fleas, like fireflies, like low altitude, high temperatures and drippy, sweaty humidity. Flea eggs need relative humidity of at least 70–75% to hatch and the larvae require at least 50% to survive. If you travel to a flea-hospitable climate where your pet becomes afflicted, don’t use toxic flea medications. The vast majority contain organophosphates and carbamates, which are neurotoxins. Why risk nausea, convulsions and respiratory arrest (in both pets and the people who come into contact with them)? Instead, check out PETA’s recommendations for safe pest control: WWW.PETA .ORG/ISSUES/COMPANIONANIMALS/FLEA-CONTROL-SAFESOLUTIONS.ASPX The bottom line: Don’t worry about your pet getting cat or dog fleas in Utah. But do beware of dead squirrels, prairie dogs and other potential rodential bearers of bubonic plague. u

Next month: The Truth About Ticks. Diane Olson wrote The Urban Almanac column in CATALYST for 17 years. She is also the author of A Nature Lover’s Almanac: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants and Celestial Wonders (2012: Gibbs Smith, Publisher).


August 2013



The Spirit in

The Ink The art and practice of tattoo in SLC


s far back as we have discovered preserved human skin, we have found evidence of tattooing. It has always been a means of establishing both cultural and individual identity, and often has been used as an approach to both mundane and spiritual power. Although the practice and art of tattoo have changed greatly as new inking technologies have evolved, the reasons why people get inked are often still profound.

Salt Lake City has a thriving tattoo culture. If you’ve ever been curious as to who gets tattooed and why, and more importantly if you have ever wanted a tattoo yourself and have been wondering how to go about getting one, read on.

The canvases: Bo Dean Lindsi Holmstead Thomas Riley Stevo le Diable Ryann Lee

Why get a tattoo?

The artists: Daniel Walker Greg Christensen Phil Lambert

Phil Lambert tattooing Levi

There are as many answers to this question as there are people with tattoos, but one common thread that runs through the tapestry of responses is “to make visible something that was fundamental but unseen before.”


To change the nature of your skin is to make a statement about your own active role in the construction of your identity. It’s not subtle, especially if the ink is extensive and not easily covered by clothing. It’s about bringing an intrinsic aspect of the self into the material world, where other people can immediately see and understand it on a gut level. It is an act of bravery, a staking-out of psychic territory, an affirmation that says, unequivocally, “This is who I am.”

Meet the canvases Stevo le Diable, a musician who volunteers on the board of a local nonprofit, has several intricate blackwork dragons tattooed on his forearms, and other dragons that writhe their way up onto his shoulders toward a stylized pair of dragon wings on his back. “I had just finished an MBA degree in 2007. At the time I entered the program I owned a fairly good-sized entertainment company that I’d built myself, and I’d wanted to capture and legitimize those skills in case I made a lateral move later on. But I became so disgusted with the culture of the MBA, and the people I was hanging out with, that after graduation I decided to burn that bridge. I got forearm tattoos because they would be really hard to hide. It was a way of abandoning that whole path and what that meant. Having this ink closes a lot of conventional doors, and I was happy to do that. Sometimes it’s the bridges you burn that light your way forward.” Stevo has also commemorated an occasion with a tattoo: He has a circle of text on his chest that he got the day his father died. It reads, When the world lies in ashes, there will still be love. Ryann Lee, a local children’s photographer, captures the impish essence of her young subjects in a way few other shutterbugs can ever manage. She is successful and

in demand, and has a tattoo on her right foot and full-sleeve tattoos from shoulder to knuckle on each arm. On such a creative person, the surrealist style of the ink is evocative: You can imagine her reaching into the world of ideas with her kaleidoscopic arms, receiving her creations directly from the hands of the Muse, and bringing them back into the material world for the rest of us humans to see. Each of her four limbs represents a different element, and her arms are “earth” and “air.” A beautiful art nouveau girl on her left shoulder represents Mother Earth, “my higher self, and is a depiction of the Divine Feminine,” Ryann says. Her right arm is covered in fantastical animals. “Every one of those animals represents a part of my body, as well as an aspect of myself, so that I can deeply understand and embrace the awareness of all the different personas I have,” she says. “I believe the biggest convolution we impose upon ourselves is that we forget we are wearing masks. This is my homage to those masks, so I can put them on and take them off conscientiously, and always remember that the core of my self is very simple, and exists in a completion that isn’t necessarily safe or appropriate to manifest in every aspect of my current reality. It’s like a rainbow, with white light being the core. I get to consciously divide up that light into all the different colors, and decide which one serves me at the time. It wears very appropriately for a children’s photographer.” Thomas Riley is a paramedic with a pair of beautiful gray-and-black angel wings tattooed on his back, and an “eye of Ra” on the back of his neck. “I love angels,” he says. “I love the iconography of them. I’m not religious any more, but I was raised Catholic, and I found I always gravitated towards angels and stories of angels. As my spiritual side evolved, I grew into adulthood and realized that organized faith really wasn’t for me, but still I clung to that iconography, and I discovered

Stevo le Diable

that other religions also had beings that fulfilled a similar role. I had a couple of what I’d call spiritual experiences, near death…I was in a car wreck when I was 19, and for me it was fairly clear that something had intervened on my behalf and prevented what would easily have killed me. So this fascination with angels stuck; I painted tons of them, I doodled them all the time, I read about them. The thing I like about them is that you take a step back from talking about deities and the figureheads of religion, and there are these beings that are pure and light and good, and the best possible representation of what we can be. The wings I have remind me of what I aspire to, but I made them black so I don’t get a big head, so I keep in mind that I have fallen and I have a long way to go, and that this is something that constantly needs to be evaluated and worked on.” Bo Dean, a self-described Jack Of All Trades (and master of some), has five separate tattoo pieces, but his most striking are a full black, white, and gray sleeve on his left arm and an amazing color-only mandala-like female face on his back that radiates into representations of the four elements, taking up all his skin from shoulders to buttocks. “It represents the other side of me,” he says, “the female side of me, and it shows the four elements uniting into the fifth element, which is life or spirit. It’s an interpretation of the places I have been and Lindsi Holmstead been affected by in my life—on earth, under water, and in the air. I also have integrated my Western and Chinese zodiac birth signs, as well as spiritually significant ideas that I have developed about the experience of being human and what it means to me. The left arm piece shows a collection of flow-

ers and insects, as well as a couple of ‘special guests.’ This one symbolizes that, even from just a little bit of distance, things aren’t what they seem (because you have to be close up to see the creatures in the foliage), and that life is never black or white, but is all shades of gray. I really enjoy being a canvas for art.” Lindsi Holmstead, a local barista, is a walking work of art. Full sleeves on both arms shade into tattoos on her shoulders and back, and her shaved head reveals a scalp tattoo in the shape of a geometric crop circle. For her, tattoos have been a process of discovering her true self. “They all have their own meaning, and over time and the longer I have them, this meaning builds and changes and evolves.” Many of the images on her body represent beloved family members—a sun for her grandmother, a spool and thread for her mother, a rabbit named “Geronimo” who reminds her of her father. Her most striking ink by far, however, is the scalp tattoo, which was as much about the process of tattooing as it was the final artwork. “It’s my crown chakra crop circle,” she says. “I took a year to get to know the artist who did this one (Phil Lambert) and he’s just as interested in the subject as I was, so he jumped into it. I did a lot of meditation during the month before the appointment, and during the sessions I had crystals to hold and I thought of my connection with my spiritual father as well as my earthly father. I made sure I knew what I was doing it for. Before the first session I went and got a hot shave from Brent at the Art of Shaving, and it was lovely and felt ceremonial. It was important that this be a sacred process.”

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Having a tattoo can change both your attitude toward yourself and the way that other people treat you. If you’re thinking about getting inked, you’ll do well to consider the consequences.

What did your mom think?

Ryann Lee

Among the human canvases I talked to, the perennial question, “How did your mother react?” garnered predominantly neutral responses. Stevo indicated that although his mom wasn’t overjoyed about his choices, she respected his decisions and her love for him never faltered. Lindsi’s mom actually signed for her to get her first tattoo a week before her 18th birthday; “She knew I was going to get a tattoo anyway, and this was her way of being there for me and supporting me, and I guess keeping me safe during the process.” Thomas’s mother knew about his plans for his angel wings, and after she saw them for the first time she told him, “That’s the most beautiful tattoo I’ve ever seen…I just wish it was on someone else!” Salt Lake City is a pretty tattoo-friendly town, all things considered, but traveling around may expose you to populations that aren’t so tolerant.

Tattoo Checklist

Questions for a prospective artist: May I see your portfolio? What makes a great customer for you? Who’s your most frustrating customer, and why? What is your favorite kind of art to do? What is your favorite piece you’ve worked on recently? How long is your waiting list? How long will it take me to get an appointment? How would you interpret my idea of what I want tattooed on me? What shop do you work at? How long have you been tattooing?


Ryan says, “I visited my sister in Houston, and tattoos aren’t as prevalent there, so I got a lot of very extreme reactions from people. One lady at a shopping center looked as if she was going to throw up and fall over! The color on my arms is so vibrant that you can’t help but see it, so there’s this shock value. People will holler at me and point, and strangers will walk up and touch my body. I have to have a lot of awkward conversations when that happens. My artist [Phil Lambert] calls it ‘tat rape.’ It’s not okay to do this to someone. I am not ashamed of my ink, but I will sometimes cover up so I can be more anonymous, and that’s fine. But clients of mine and people who know me will remark that they forget that I even have my tattoos because they’ve become so much a part of me. I really don’t recommend that people get extensive tattoos, and especially hand tattoos, if they aren’t willing to deal with the consequences.” Kids, on the other hand, are often fascinated by tattoos and don’t have the same kind of judgment about them. Ryann’s tattoos serve to break the ice between her and her young subjects. “They say to me, ‘wow, you have a lot of tattoos!’ and I say, ‘mmm-hmm, I do.’ Then they ask me, ‘why do you have so many tattoos?’ and I say, ‘because I like ‘em!’ and they just accept that.” Through the eyes of a child, a tattoo is just a tattoo, not a possibly threatening statement about the wearer’s position with regard to society. As Bo says, “People’s reactions to my tattoos run the gamut from blatant looking, sidelong glances, direct questions and raised eyebrows, to compliments…but kids really seem to like them. They like to play ‘seek’ on my arm, looking for all the different shapes in the tattoo, and I’ve had some really positive interactions with kids and the adults they’re with when the tattoo is the starting point for a conversation.” Some professions are more tolerant of visible tattoos. Other professions are

How to be a good client: Take your time and be patient. Respect your artist and his or her process. Don’t bring large numbers of friends to a tattoo session. It’s distracting to both you and the artist, and you’re more likely to wind up with a mistake on you. Don’t drink alcohol before a session. Don’t take pain pills before a session, particularly if you don’t know how they will affect you. Do eat a decent meal before a session, to make sure you have a healthy blood sugar level. Take snacks and water with you to your session to help you keep your strength up. Practice yoga breathing during a session to help with pain. Get to know your artist. It’s always nice to bring them a little gift.

becoming more tolerant. Thomas’s angel wings don’t show unless his shirt is off, but he does get some jokes about the eye of Ra on his neck. He told me about a firefighter he knows who has some extensive tattooing, but who is so good at his job that he’s blazing a trail in a profession where visible tattoos have often been a disqualifying factor. “People realize that he’s really good, and they want him to work for them. And then they realize that the tattoos are just marks on his skin, and they don’t change who he is intrinsically, or how he interacts with people.” Arguably, someone who goes to the trouble of indelibly marking their skin is more likely to be consistent in their identity and comfortable with being a more genuine version of themselves, since the tattoo is a kind of truthtelling charm. “I’m far more willing to be present in my body covered in this beautiful color than I ever was in the skin I had beforehand. I am very conscious about how people interact with me socially now,” Ryann says. “It makes me so I am true to myself, and I never want to go back.”

So you t hink you want t o get a t at t oo There’s a feeling inside you that you can’t really ignore—some inchoate urge, or some life passage you want to memorialize, or a piece of art you want to become one with. You understand the impact that getting inked will have on your life, and you think you are ready to go under the needle. What are some of the considerations of the actual process? Both the inkers and the inkees have some good insight.

Take your time Repeatedly, from both artists and canvases, I was told that a good tattoo

Tips for healing: Take painkillers after a session if you need to. Follow the aftercare instructions from your artist. Wash your tattoo carefully during the first couple of days, but don’t swim or soak your tattoo afterward. The aim is to avoid a scab forming. And if it forms, don’t pick it! Eat good food and get good rest during the days immediately following a session. Use ice cubes to take the sting out of a new tat. Never scratch or pick at a tattoo. Keep out of the sun! If you have a problem with healing, contact your artist first. Doctors who do not have experience with tattoos are usually unfamiliar with the issues involved with healing one; a good, experienced tattoo artist will know the ins and outs of healing a lot better.

Greg at Oni really appreciates a customer who has a good idea of what he or she wants. “The best customers have references on paper, and they help me depict in my head what it is they want. It’s the worst when they come in and say ‘do whatever you want’— that’s a terrible attitude to have toward a tattoo. If that happens, I say ‘okay, you’re getting a bloody skull with a grim reaper!’ You want to look at a prospective artist’s portfolio very carefully. Look for clean lines and solid colors. You also want to feel them out for their bedside manner. That’s a big deal for me—I try to be as patient with my customers as possible, and I hate being tattooed by assholes.”


Zach Sandall at work on his client Chris, filling in colorwork.

takes time. It takes time to find the right artist, time to decide on the right art, and time to get the tattoo put on and healed up properly. “A lot of people rush their artists and rush themselves, and that’s not fair!” Lindsi says. “When I pick an artist, I have a series of questions. It’s an interview; I’m hiring them to make a piece of art for me. I’ve heard a lot of stories about people just walking into a shop and getting pressured to get an appointment, just within 15 minutes of showing up. If that happens, t’s a good indication that I’m not in the right place.” Ryann commented on the intimacy of having someone put permanent marks on your body. “You have to carry that person with you for the rest of your life,” she says, “so make sure you have a good relationship with them.” She believes that tattoos are such fundamental body modifications that you should wait until you’re old enough to understand who you’re becoming before you decide to put something permanent on your body. “You should be at least 25 years old,” she says, “or preferably older. If you have an image you’re very set on, you need to wait a really long time, years, easily, before you do that. I think you should know a tattoo artist for a minimum of three months before a session.” Artist Greg Christensen at Oni tattoo studio tells me that bad customers are impatient ones. “The ones that think they know too much about your job, the ones who are pushy and want something done right away, those are some of the worst.” Tattooing is about collaboration, and a big part of the process is developing trust between customer and artist. Daniel Walker, an artist at Painted Temple Tattoo, says his favorite clients “can let go of control and just let me do my work. That’s the best advice for how to be great at getting tattoos. Pick an artist that you trust and like to work with, and let them take your concept and do it their way.” Phil Lambert, owner/operator of SoleTattoo, says that well-known artists can choose their clients just about as much as clients choose their artists. “I’m in a unique position now where I can be choosy about what I do and don’t do in my work. Some potential customers get a little bummed about that, but for the most part people really appreciate it, because if it’s not a good fit, a different artist is going to take that job on and be super stoked about it, and if it’s more their style anyway and the customer will get a better piece.”

A lot of people worry about the pain of receiving a tattoo. While it’s not the most fun aspect of the process, the people with tattoos I talked to all agreed that the pain wasn’t a big deterrent. Stevo in particular has a pretty high pain tolerance. “The artist I worked with on my dragon tattoos told me it was like tattooing a stone,” he says. Thomas found the pain a little more intrusive. “It’s kind of a necessary evil, a rite of passage, and a sign of your commitment to the artwork. Where the needle was dictated how bad it hurt; there were big swaths of my back where it didn’t hurt at all and was almost soothing, but there were a couple of places where it was really bad. I felt like it was just part of the process, being willing to pass through that experience to get what I wanted. A four-hour session turns out to be my maximum, and by the end of one of those I’d be really shaky, and had to take 10 or 15 minutes to calm down before I could drive.” Lindsi didn’t find the pain too bad, but agrees that it’s a good idea to have a driver to and from the studio for longer sessions. “Sometimes if it’s a long session and some emotional stuff came up, I’ll be shaking at the end of it.” She also believes that intention and meditation make a big difference in your experience of the pain. “The more you put intention into your tattoo, and the more you get to know your artist and collaborate with them, and the more you meditate on the reasons you’re doing this and put a lot of investment into it, the less the pain will be a big deal.” Ryann experiences the pain of the needle as fundamental to her relationship with her tattoos. “I experience the pain, and that’s how I cope with it. I spend most of my life doing everything I can to never dissociate, and my tattoos mark my progress into being present.” Bo says that the pain reminds him that he’s alive, and brings home why he’s getting a tattoo. “Getting through it with the person who is painting beauty on you makes it all worthwhile.”

Expense As the saying goes, “A good tattoo ain’t cheap, and a cheap tattoo ain’t good.” For a good artist, expect to pay $150 to $200 an hour or more, for a piece of art that you’ll love, which will endure on your skin for the rest of your life, and which will perish together with you at the end. Tattoos are not something to penny pinch. That said, just because an artist has a high hourly rate doesn’t mean they are the right artist for you. Do your homework and get to know them first. “For the right artist, you should be fine with giving them $200 an hour, and it would be just like you were giving your best friend a drink of water,” Ryann says. “I

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Tat t ooHist ory


ho would get a tattoo? If you asked your grandma, you know she’d probably say bikers, sailors, and jailbirds…but oddly, if you could ask your great-great-great-grandmother, she might have had a completely different answer: Back in the late Victorian era and just afterward, tattoos were commonly sported by the aristocracy. Both King Edward VII and King George V of Britain had tattoos, as did the then monarchs of Denmark, Romania, and Yugoslavia, and even Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Tattoos had Tsar Nicholas II begun to filter back into the European world with the return of Captain James Cook’s expeditions to the Pacific in the mid-18th century, and after a knighted member of Cook’s crew got inked, the aristocracy became fascinated with them. By one estimate, by 1898 as many as one in five members of the gentry sported tattoos. In ancient times, “who would get a tattoo” included the Celts and the Rus Vikings, and the 5,300 year old Tyrolean ice mummy, “Ötzi,” who was found covered in some 57 tattoos which seem to have been applied as medicine for arthritic joints and other maladies. The ancient Scythians and the Pazyryk culture of western and central Asia also practiced tattoo in a sacred context, as did Egyptian priestesses of the goddess Hathor. Starting in the 15th century, Croatian Catholic women during the Ottoman rule of their land applied beautiful linework tattoos to their hands, arms, necks and sometimes Catholic Croatian faces to mark themselves as Christian and to decrease their chances of being taken by Turkish men and forcibly converted to Islam. Around the globe, there are many different rich traditions of tattooing. Those of Japan are somewhat well known in the West, but a little less so are the sacred Buddhist sak yant tattoos of Southeast Asia, inked by monks and intended to protect the wearer from bodily harm. Native American tribes such as the Iroquois, Chickasaw and Inuit tattooed themselves, as did South American and Central American native peoples such as the Inca and the Maya. Polynesian tribal and New Zealand Maori tattoos represented the wearer’s status, line of descent, tribal affiliations, and exploits in war. In Borneo, the Iban tribes still tattoo themselves to chart their journey through life, for protection, and to connect themselves to their ancestors in the spirit world.



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bring gifts to my tattoo artist,” Lindsi says, “and I always give them a fat tip too. The more you get to know tattoo artists, the more you realize that a lot of them underprice their work, so I try to show up with around an $80 tip for them on a long session.” Even so, the price of getting a tattoo should not put you off if you are committed to the image and the process. “For people who don’t know how they can afford their tattoo, I tell them to make the appointment first, and the money will show up. You’ll make it show up! It’s the power of manifestation for something you really want,” says Lindsi.

Healing and curation of your living artwork



session, and to make sure you get a lot of rest over the next few days. It’s a time for contemplation and meditation, not a time to go out and party. In the long term, sun is a tattoo’s worst enemy. Lambert says he likes to see his customers treat his work “like they just paid a ton of money for it! It’s amazing to me how people will get tattoos and just not care about them at all. The more you can make your ink never see daylight, the longer and better it will last.” A good tattoo is never undertaken lightly. It’s something that, if done well, can help you understand yourself and your place in the world, and that can bring some of your innermost qualities to the surface. The process isn’t for everyone, but if it’s for you, the best you can do is to take your time and be conscientious with it. Happy inking! N

Contemporary tattoo technology is a far cry from the pierce-the-skinAlice Toler is an artist, editor and CATALYST and-rub-soot-in-the-wound constaff writer. vention of many traditional forms, but healing a tattoo, and caring for one, is still a big investment of time and energy. A long session creates a big wound, even if a superficial one, and your immune system will be taxed until you heal up. It is best to plan for this and to give your body the time it needs. “Healing [the tattoo] takes dedication,” Ryann says. “I don’t go in water, I don’t take Thomas Riley baths, I’m careful with the clothes I wear, I don’t let people touch me. I don’t work out or get sweaty. I don’t over-medicate it, either—I think that’s a mistake that a lot of people make. Phil [Lambert] believes in dry-healing his own tattoos, but the standard is to use a thin layer of A&D ointment, and that’s totally fine too. I don’t use any soaps that have residue when I wash a fresh tattoo, and I certainly don’t ever scratch them.” You have to wash a tattoo for the first few days when it’s healing to remove the layer of plasma your skin will exude, so that the tattoo doesn’t scab. Ryann also recommends using ice cubes to cool them off if they burn or sting during the healing process. Both she and Lindsi recommend a good meal planned after every

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Rick Pollock /

The theatrical transgression of

Henrik Ibsen revisited BY ERIC SAMUELSEN

don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Henrik Ibsen’s play Gengangere (Ghosts) was the most radical, subversive, dangerous and heavily censored play ever written. Its one main challenger, in fact, may well be the Ibsen play that preceded it, Et Dukkehjem [A Doll House] (1879). A Doll House is


Ibsen’s ferocious dissection of Victorian marriage, and concludes with a scene in which a woman leaves her husband. Ghosts (1881) describes the consequences for a woman who chooses not to leave. Specifically, she contracts a sexually transmitted disease, which she passes on in utero to her son. More than that, though, Ghosts lays bare the hypocrisy of the sexual double standard. It shows us, frankly and without apology, what happens to women in a world constructed for and by men. A Doll House could barely be discussed, quietly, whispered in the

The central idea of the play is that we’re surrounded by ghosts—the rotting, dead ideas that permeate our culture, that bind and suffocate us; ghosts of inequality, sexism, homophobia, racism.

darkest corners of Victorian polite society. Ghosts couldn’t be talked about at all, anywhere; it was social suicide to admit to having read it. A Doll House was produced in a few small theatres in various cities in Europe. Ghosts couldn’t legally be produced at all, anywhere. And yet people did read it, and young theatre artists were desperate to produce it. Across Europe, censorship laws were carefully searched for loopholes that would allow Ghosts to be produced. In France, Andre Antoine (a clerk at a gas company) established the Theatre Libre as a ‘private club,’ charging ‘membership fees’ instead of selling tickets; their first season, in 1887, featured a production of Ghosts. In 1889, critic Otto Brahm founded the Freie Bühne; their first production was Ghosts. In England, G. Bernard Shaw, William Archer and J. T. Grein founded the Independent Theatre (using Antoine’s ‘private club’ model), and opened, of course, with Ghosts. And Shaw, in his 1891 essay, “The Quintessence of Ibsenism,” had a lot of fun quoting reviews: “an open drain, a loathsome sore unbandaged, a dirty act done publically, poisonous, fetid, indecent, delirious, literary carrion.” And so on. My favorite, a review in the Sporting and Dramatic News, put forth with mathematical precision that “97% of the people who go to see Ghosts are nastyminded people who find the discussion of nasty subjects to their taste in exact proportion to their nastiness.” What’s astonishing today, of course, is to read those reviews and then see the play—this powerful, deeply moving family tragedy. One really does wonder what all the fuss was about. But the play still packs a punch. My wife and I were talking about it just last night, the central idea of the play, the idea that we’re surrounded by ghosts—by rotting, dead ideas that permeate our culture, that bind and suffocate us; ghosts of inequality, sexism, homophobia, racism. When I decided to translate the play, it was for the most prosaic of reasons—having done A Doll House, the next project, logically, had to be Ghosts. But I began researching the play’s production history, and real-

ized that our ideas about Ibsen himself were being stifled by ghosts —a production history that threatened to choke the life out of the play. Case in point: a stellar 1986 production broadcast on BBC, available today on Netflix. It is superbly acted by a luminary cast. But it’s dreary, humorless example of the “gloomy old Ibsen” tradition. The British respect Ibsen, perhaps to a fault. My intention in translating the play into a less stuffy American idiom is to translate with integrity, honoring the Norwegian text, and also capture something vital that I think has been lost: Ibsen’s ferocious, savage wit. Pastor Manders is often described as the play’s villain. But his villainy is many years in the past—his role in the play’s timeframe is mostly to sputter indignantly at Mrs. Alving’s Adam Finkle /


director, Eric Samuelsen

appalling intellectual proclivities, to natter ineffectually at Oswald’s heresies, to notice, and comment (but no further, not he!) on Regina’s nubile physical charms, and to be swindled by the unscrupulous Engstrand. He is, in other words, a fusspot, a hypocrite and a fool. Ibsen makes the good pastor his richest comic creation, in a play that’s as much satire

Ibsen’s audiences weren’t used to subtext and subtlety. They required dialogue that spelled everything out. as it is tragedy. And translating Manders’ diction, with his fondness for multisyllabic locutions, and his constant fussing over what people will say (his entire theology: “don’t get caught”)— well, as I worked, I kept laughing out loud. It’s true that Ibsen can feel oldfashioned. His audiences weren’t used to subtext and subtlety. They required dialogue that spelled everything out, and the result is a kind of “I’ve learned. . . .” “you mean. . .?” “yes! It’s true! You are the. . . .” sort of pattern. It’s not until The Wild Duck (1884) and Rosmersholm (1886) that Ibsen experimented with what we see as a fully realist dramatic idiom —with non sequiturs, lines trailing off, topics discarded mid-sentence, subtext implied. The ideas of Ghosts are still relevant. Ibsen’s plays are so perfectly constructed, so superbly realized, that translating them is like taking a graduate seminar in playwriting. I am honored to have had the opportunity to bring this tremendous exercise in theatrical transgression to life. u Eric Samuelsen is resident playwright at Plan-B Theatre Company, where his plays MIASMA, AMERIGO and BORDERLANDS have received their world premieres. The entire 2013/14 season is devoted to his work (details at PLANBTHEATRE.ORG), kicking off with this reading of his translation of Henrik Ibsen’s GHOSTS.

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Script-in-Hand Series: Staged reading Plan-B Theatre Company, in partnership with Planned Parenthood of Utah (PPAU.ORG) will present a free staged reading of GHOSTS. The cast of Jason Bowcutt, Topher Rasmussen, Robert Scott Smith, Christy Summerhays and Jessamyn Svensson is directed by Eric Samuelsen. Sunday, August 25, 4pm Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (Jeanne Wagner Theatre) Tickets: free but required – secure them at PLANBTHEATRE.ORG


August 2013


he chakras are a metaphysical system of the body from the yogic tradition, used in both religious and medical Hindu and Buddhist canons. The chakra energy centers are usually depicted as seven lotuses of rainbow colors arrayed along the spine and up into the head. Understanding of this system has long been used both to heal illness and to promote spiritual enlightenment. Todd Mangum, M.D.’s series on the chakras explains how this conceptual framework can be used to expand our understanding of how our bodies work. He covers the traditional and contemporary interpretations of the chakra system corresponding to various systems of the body. To be healthy is to have a free and balanced flow of energy through the body. Engaging this powerful symbolic system can help us to achieve and maintain health in a far more nuanced and active way than Western medicine can by itself.



Chakra 5:

Viśuddha Self expression BY TODD MANGUM, M.D.

Deficiencies: manifest as stifled creativity, repressed communication and an inability to speak our truth. Sometimes these feelings are described as a lump in the throat or that “the cat got your tongue.” Excesses: appear as incessant chatter, or loud and boisterous behavior. Imbalances: manifest physically as chronic sore throats, strep throat, neck and shoulder pain, earaches and infections, canker sores, swollen glands in the neck, laryngitis, hearing loss, and hyper- or hypometabolism. hrough the fourth chakra we feel love. Through the fifth we have the ability to express it. Throughout history humans have chanted as a form of praise or to enter deep states of meditation and worship. All of nature chants, from thunder to birds to the rustling leaves of the aspen tree. The closest thing to chanting for modern humans is at a sporting event. As a result we have become disenchanted with our world. To become enchanted literally means to be roused to ecstatic admiration. A number of years ago I heard a tape which had crickets chirping over a background of what I thought was a choir


The fact that we use the word “spell” to describe the creation of words, as well as the invocation of magic, shows the inherent creative power we attribute to language and sound.

Location: throat. Governs: metabolism during activity; determines our resting metabolic rate. Main issue: communication and self expression. Externalizes: as both the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Element: sound. When balanced: we feel harmonious. Color: a harmonic of BLUE. Key words: vibration, creativity, voice, language, myth, harmony, resonance, rhythm, talking, listening, music, singing and chanting. Influences: the neck, cervical spine, shoulders, trachea, vocal chords, throat, mouth, gums, teeth, tongue, ears and jaw.

chanting. A few moments into this beautiful mix a woman explained that what was being heard was not a human choir. The “Choir“ was the exact same recording of the crickets slowed down to a frequency resonant to that of humans. The intended effect was a dazzling and delightful way to show that the natural world and all of creation exists in a constant state of praise and gratitude. This is our natural state. It is not in praise of some being far removed, but in praise of being itself. The sound of praise, emitted in a million different ways through vibration, creates the universe. This belief that sound is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the material universe is held by many spiritual traditions. Our vocabulary is full of associations that reinforce this concept. A destructive idea, someone whose judgment is falling apart and an unstable structure are all called unsound. The fact that we use the word “spell” to describe the creation of words, as well as the invocation of magic, shows the inherent creative power we attribute to language and sound. The endocrine glands which interface with the fifth chakra are the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The parathyroid glands rest upon the surface of the thyroid and are responsible for maintaining calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood. The thyroid is a butterflyshaped gland located at the base of the neck in front of the trachea or windpipe. The thyroid acts as a thermostat which controls the body’s temperature and regulates metabolic rate of every cell in the body Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is secreted by the pituitary gland, controls the amount of hormones produced by the thyroid gland. Thyroxin or T4 accounts for roughly 80% of hormones secreted while the remaining the remaining 20% is liothyronine or T3. T4 refers to the presence of 4 iodine atoms attached to several molecules of the amino acid tyrosine. T3 is produced, in the thyroid

and throughout the body, from T4 by the enzymatic removal of one specific iodine atom. T3 is 4 times more metabolically active than T4. Whether the thyroid is under- or overactive the deleterious consequences of its malfunctioning can be extensive. Hyperthyroidism is due to an excessive amount of thyroid hormones. Symptoms include an increased body temperature, jitteriness, restlessness, anxiety and insomnia. Hyperthyroidism frequently triggers an irregular rapid heart rate called atrial fibrillation. This is an arrhythmia which if left untreated can sometimes be fatal. Hypothyroidism results in an underactive metabolism most often due to an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. The problem can occur from a failure of the thyroid gland or from a deficiency of the hormones that stimulate the thyroid like TSH. Hypothyroidism manifests as a wide variety of clinically recognized symptoms. The more common ones include fatigue, depression, infertility, weakness, menstrual disturbances, diffuse muscle aches and pains, thinning hair, dry skin, repeated infections, constipation, carpal tunnel syndrome, memory and cognitive disturbances, cold intolerance, cold extremities, and weight gain. Elevated cholesterol is extremely common in patients with hypothyroidism. Not all people with hypothyroidism will have all these symptoms, and not everyone with these symptoms will have hypothyroidism. Western medicine considers measuring the levels of TSH and free T4 to be the gold standard for diagnosing hypothyroidism. Relying solely on these two blood tests misses a significant number of patients who in fact have hypothyroidism. Patients who have an insufficient amount of T3 or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are often missed but frequent causes of hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease which produces antibodies that interfere with the production and function of the thyroid hormones. Testing the levels free T3 and checking antibody levels in addition to the standard thyroid panel will result in more accurate diagnoses. Broda O. Barnes, M.D., a longtime researcher of, and clinician specializing in, thyroid physiology estimated that as much as 40% of the American population may suffer from some degree hypothyroidism. Medical diagnostic standards have continually evolved and improved. In spite of these advances Dr. Barnes found the simple measurement of basal body temperature to be a reliable indicator of one’s metabolism. It’s important to remember there are other causes of a low body temperature. To test basal metabolic rate, shake a glass thermometer down before you go to bed and leave it on your nightstand. Upon awakening and before getting up or moving around, place the thermometer in your underarm, not your mouth. Leave it in place for 10 minutes. Take at least six readings, on different days, and average them together. Menstruating women should do the test during the first week of their cycle. Postmenopausal women and men can do it anytime. If the average falls below 97.4 degrees F., and you have several

Western medicine considers measuring the levels of TSH and free T4 to be the gold standard for diagnosing hypothyroidism. Relying solely on these two blood tests misses a significant number of patients who in fact have hypothyroidism. of the symptoms described above, you might very well be suffering from hypothyroidism. Another old-fashioned but invaluable indicator of hypothyroidism is a simple reflex test of the Achilles tendon. A delayed or sluggish response is strong indicator for hypothyroidism. Natural and synthesized thyroid hormone preparations are available to treat hypothyroidism. The standard Western medical treatment is thyroxin or T4 (brand names: Synthroid and Levoxyl). This is not always effective for, or well tolerated. Cytomel is a commercially available prescription containing only T3. Alternative replacements which contain both T3 and T4 include Thyrolar Armour Thyroid using desiccated bovine or porcine thyroid glands like Euthroid and Armour Thyroid. Some of the benefit people have reported from glandulars to have attributed the presence of a complete range of thyroid hormones. Additional variation, Thyrolar, is commercially available combination of T3 and T4. These work well for many but are not appropriate for everyone. Compounding pharmacies can create exacting customized prescriptions. It may take several trials with various preparations and dosages to discover what is optimal for you. It is also important to recheck the thyroid blood panel periodically. An improvement in the signs and symptoms, however, is often the most important indicator of optimal dose. In addition to tyrosine and iodine, proper thyroid function depends on a variety of other nutrient cofactors. These include certain B vitamins, essential fatty acids like evening primrose oil and the minerals zinc, copper, manganese and molybdenum. Iodine, in excess of 600 micrograms per day however, and its close relatives fluorine (fluoride) and chlorine can all inhibit thyroid hormone formation. Mercury from dental amalgams and food contaminated with other environmental toxins have also been reported to reduce metabolic efficiency. Choose your food and water sources carefully. Activities to harmonize the fifth chakra and balance your metabolism involve expression and creativity. Sing, speak your mind, chant or join a drum circle. Learn to play a musical instrument. Generously praise the people in your life. Sit quietly in nature and enjoy to the symphony of sounds around you. u Todd Mangum, MD, is director of the Web of Life Wellness Center in downtown Salt Lake City. WEBOFLIFEWC.COM


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Utah climate activist Tim DeChristopher, recently released from jail after serving 21 months for disrupting an auction for oil and gas drilling rights, appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last month to discuss his case and the documentary Bidder 70. In addition to DeChristopher’s story, we found his comments on prison insightful: “We have a vastly different justice system today than we did a generation ago, with an order of magnitude more people in prison.... Mass incarceration didn’t happen because of some drastic shift in human nature, it happened because the private prison industry was able to change our laws that allow us to lock up a lot more normal people.”

Download Marla Dee’s new book for free Marla Dee, onetime CATALYST staffer and columnist—and perhaps the original clutter-clearing expert in Utah with her business Clear and Simple—has published a new book: “The ART (Acceptance, Release and Trust) of Letting Go.” She aims to help us

gain independence from our stuff and fears—no small task. If you’re a would-be member of CLUTTERERSANONYMOUS.ORG, this book will do you good.

NOW YOU KNOW Clinic, The Road Home, Volunteers of America—professional organizations that provide food, housing, health care, job counseling, detox and rehab services and so much more,” says Sgt. Michelle Ross, HOST grant coordinator. Here’s a map of the HOST meters: SLCHOST.COM

Aaron Moulton departs Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA)


Wasatch Commons new solar Wasatch Commons, the cohousing community west of downtown, recently installed solar panels. The panels will produce enough energy to power all of their common electrical needs, as well as two electric cars. Their new solar array is made up of 49 panels, each seven feet square, generating 11,760 watts total. They’re expecting 21,400 kilowatts of energy per year, equating to an annual savings of $2,000 and a reduction of 44,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. The project is the culmination of five years’ work and planning, and is made possible through a Rocky Mountain Power solar rebate program. Wasatch Commons offers tours every fourth Wednesay at 5 p.m. and on second Saturdays at 1 p.m. 801.908.0388. WWW.COHOUSING.ORG. CONTENT.CSBS.UTAH.EDU/~EHRBAR/COHO/

“Turn spare change into real change” You might notice 13 new red meters downtown, part of a new collection effort for the Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST). Police Chief Chris Burbank urges us to put our spare change in those meters instead of into the hands of panhandlers. “That money goes to support the Fourth Street

Senior Curator Aaron Moulton, who has been prolific in his brief tenure (less than two years), has left the museum this month, reportedly “to pursue further opportunities in the field.” His edgy exhibitions covered topics such as LGBT politics, sexuality and new media art. The inaugural Utah Biennial titled “Mondo Utah” is currently in the Main Gallery. “Gianni Pettana: Forgiven by Nature,” about an icon of Italy’s Radical Architecture movement who taught at the U of U in 1972, runs through September 21. Until a new senior curator is chosen, Assistant Curator Rebecca Maksym will carry out programming set in motion by Moulton. This interview with Moulton in the current Spike Art Quarterly makes us especially sad to see him go, for it shows how much we are losing: SPIKEART.AT/ EN/A/MAGAZINE/CURRENT/TALK_7 UMOCA, 20 S. West Temple; Tues.-Thurs.: 11am-6pm.; Fri.: 11am-9pm; Sat.: 11am6pm; closed Sunday and Monday. Admission is free. UTAHMOCA.ORG.

Jung Society lectures available The Jung Society recently concluded its fourth year and became a nonprofit. It brought to Utah some of the best speakers in “depth psychology” on the topics of dreams, mythology, psychospirituality and more, reaching 3,500 people. All eight lectures plus the Coleman Barks/David Darling Evening of Rumi’s Poetry performance are available for purchase at $136. (Lectures also available individually.) JUNGPLATFORM.COM

Solar 101 The Sierra Club partnered with Creative Energies Solar in June to bring their “Solar 101: Rooftop Solar Installation Explained” talk to Salt Lake City Park City and Ogden. They’re now offering rooftop solar power generation “tailored to your roof and your budget.” Check out their new rooftop solar webpage and get a free quote. SIERRACLUBSOLAR.ORG

RDT welcomes new dancers Salt Lake’s nationally revered Repertory Dance Theatre—dancers who hold in their bodies a living library of modern dance choreography—have four new company members. We look forward to seeing Efren Corado, Justin Bass, Ursula Perry and Alyssa Thompson on stage this season, the company’s 48th. RDTUTAH.ORG

Free sprinkler checks

National Center for Home Food Preservation website. FCS.UGA.EDU/EXT/FOOD/NCHFP_ELC, SETP.UGA.EDU

Mindful Yoga looks for new home The IWKI Building at 865 E. 500 South, where Charlotte Bell of Mindful Yoga & Meditation has held classes the past few years, has been sold and no longer retain its current functions. Yoga classes will continue at that site through August as Charlotte continues the search for a new location. CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM

Sugarmont Plaza comes to life in the former Sugar House DI parking lot This summer, the parking lot next to the vacant D.I. building in Sugar House has been dubbed Sugarmont Plaza—a place where you’ll find food trucks and music on Wednesday nights. The RDA-funded project, whose website carries the UTA brand, is organized by Friends of South Salt Lake and the Sugar House Street Car.

If you’re a water customer within the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and Sandy, and you have an in-ground pressurized lawn sprinkler system, you’re eligible for a sprinkler check. Are the heads tilted, racked or mismatched? Is the height efficient? You’ll get a customized watering schedule and a list of improvements. Wherever you live, you might also consider learning how to build a garden right over some of that grass. See upcoming CATALYSTs for instructions on how to do this!



Paul Wirth, certified Rolfer™ and owner of Mosaic Bodywork, has moved his office to downtown Salt Lake and expanded his practice to include work at the Salt Lake City Jewish Community Center. Paul also began volunteering Rolfing sessions in the Department of Holistic Medicine at the Veterans Administration Hospital in February. Paul has been practicing Rolfing Structural Integration in Salt Lake City since 2003. Visit his website for frequently asked questions about Rolfing Structural Integration.

Online canning course If you have a garden that’s bigger than your stomach and you don’t already know how, you should probably learn to properly freeze and can. Ann Henderson from the Utah State University Extension, Family & Consumer Sciences Faculty, recommends a free, selfpaced, online course from the University of Georgia: “Preserving Food at Home: A Self Study” as well as the

Earth Goods General Store plans move downtown Earth Goods General Store is moving from the 9th East/1300 South corner to 327 E. Broadway (just east of what was NoBrow Coffee). The store will soon begin the transition from one location to the other, with a full opening on Broadway in September. The telephone number will remain the same. 801.746.4410, EARTHGOODSGENERALSTORE.COM

Mosaic Bodywork moves downtown

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$5.00 OFF ANY TICKET Discount Code SPECIAL101 209 E 500 S | 801.531.9800 The Exhibition has been made available by Grande Exhibitions of Australia

26 August 2013 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

Utah Lake Festival


Get outside and enjoy Utah Lake. Learn about the ecosystem, native species and the lake’s many recreational opportunities. Utah Lake Festival, Aug. 6, 8a-5p. Utah State Park, Provo. Free. UTAHVALLEY.COM

The Art of Mexico: Mexico Today, My Mexico A class series about the art and history of Mexico, for adults and children. Class is taught in Spanish. The Art of Mexico, Aug. 7, 6-8p. Centro Civico Mexicano, 155 S 600 W. Free. CENTROCIVICOMEXICANO.ORG

Cooking in the Garden: Indian Cuisine Join instructor Purnima Gandhi in Red Butte Garden’s herb garden as she prepares a menu of delicious Indian cuisine, while providing step-by-step procedures for each dish. Menu includes: appetizer, meat dish, vegetarian dish, rice, sweet dish and Indian condiments. Registration required. Indian Cuisine, Aug. 8, 6:30-8:30p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $45-$55. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

Wicked Plants Poisonous, carnivorous or just plain nasty: This will be a fun and educational lecture and walkabout exploring the world of infamous plants that have left their mark in history and claimed many an unfortunate victim. Learn about the wicked plants to keep your kids and pets away from as well. Wicked Plants, Aug. 8, 6:30-8:30p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Free w/ regular garden admission. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

Tattoo Traditions from around the World Tattoos have become popular in modern America, but tattooing traditions are more than 5,000 years old. This illustrated lecture will trace the development of tattoo practices from around the world. Tattoo Traditions, Aug. 10, 10a-4p. Lecture at 1p. Utah State University, 1400 Old Main Hill, Logan. Free. USU.EDU

Craft Lake City’s 5th Annual DIY Festival CATALYST is proud to support this annual handmade arts, science and technology festival promoting local artisans, DIY engineers, craft foodies, vintage vendors and performance artists—while connecting them to Utah’s vibrant arts community, students, educators and the public at large. Craft Lake City, Aug. 9 (5-10p) & 10 (12-10p). The Gallivan Center 239 S Main St. Free. THEGALLIVANCENTER.COM

Camp Innovate Are you a future inventor? Is your superhero counterpart a member of the Geek Squad? Come tinker, build and invent alongside with engineers and nanotechnology experts.

New World Shakespeare Company Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream One of Shakespeare’s most beloved and well-known comedies is being produced by New World Shakespeare Company—with a modern twist. Gender bending, a midnight rave and a gay wedding makes your Midsummer Night’s Dream come true. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aug. 1-11, 7:30p (5p on Sundays). The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. NEWWORLDSHAKESPEARECOMPANY.COM Camp Innovate, Aug. 12-16, 1-5p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $195 (5 days). THELEONARDO.ORG

Changing the World One Drop at a Time Nancy Mesner, head of Utah State University Water Quality Extension will discuss the importance of water quality in Utah. Her research focuses on helping people understand the connection between their everyday activities, land use and the quality of our water. Changing the World, Aug. 14, 6p. Swaner Eco Center, 1258 Center Dr. Park City. $5 (members free). SWANERECOCENTER.ORG

32nd Annual Telluride Mushroom Festival This year, this respected celebration of all things mycological focuses on fungi as medicine. Hear how fungi, plants and entheogens can be used to repair human caused impacts on the planet. Guided forays in the mountains of Southern Colorado, presentations on cultivation, remediation, and the cultural impact of mushrooms, and culinary experiences hosted by local eateries and nationally renowned chefs. Speakers include botanist and mycology icon Gary Lincoff; Tradd Cotter—cultivator

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2nd Annual Run for the Wolves Run the 5K or sign up for the 1.5 mile Walk for the Wolves. Proceeds benefit the campaign to allow wolves to return to Utah.

Antelope Island Stampede See world-class kite flyers. BMX demonstrations and clinics. Live music—Sat.

Run for the Wolves, Aug. 24, 8-9a. U o fU Bonneville Shoreline Trail. $25-$30. UTAH.EDU

Native Seed Collecting Learn when to harvest, how to handle seeds after collection and where and how to plant them for best germination results. List of plants and envelopes for seed collection will be provided. Registration required.

Tomato Days CATALYST is proud to sponsor this series of events celebrating the tomato season and educating everyone about growing and eating healthy, organic, local food. Tomato Days Dine-Around, September 1-30: Support Wasatch Community Gardens and local restaurants and growers by enjoying fresh, delicious heirloom tomato dishes. Each participating restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from their Tomato Days dish to Wasatch Community Gardens. The list of partcipating restaurants continues to grow and currently includes: Avenues Bistro, The Copper Onion, Cucina Deli, Em's Restaurant, Faustina, Finca, Les Madeleines, Meditrina, Caffe Molise, Caffe Niche, Pago, Pallet, Plum Alley, Sage's Cafe, The Tin Angel Cafe, The Wild Grape Bistro, and Zy. Tomato Sandwich Party, Saturday, September 7: Taste your first heirloom tomato or discover a new favorite at WCG’s biggest harvest celebration of the year. Live music, activities for kids, the Eat Local Challenge kick-off, local food samples, and, of course, delicious heirloom tomato sandwiches. Free! Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. 11a-2p. Fall Plant Sale, Saturday, September 7: This is one of very few opportunities in the valley to purchase vegetable starts and seeds that can produce crops into the early winter months. Be the only one in your neighborhood harvesting from your garden after the frost! Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. 11a-2p. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

and mycoremediation instructor; Robert Rogers—expert on fungal medicine in indigenous cultures and author of Fungal Pharmacy; and Christopher Hobbs—herbalist and fungal medicine specialist. Mushroom Fest, August 15-18. Telluride, Colorado. Full passes: $160. Tickets available online at SHROOMFEST.COM. Presented by Telluride Mushroom Festival and the Telluride Institute. SHROOMFEST.COM

Meet the Artist: Edgar Gomez Photographer Edgar Gomez, originally from Mexico City, travels the world capturing the faces and lives of indigenous peoples. Gomez will lead a photographic tour of Mexico from Chihuahua to Yucatan. Meet the Artist: Edgar Gomez, Aug. 15, 6-8p. Jane’s Home, 1229 E South Temple. Free. BIT.LY/EDGARGOMEZ

Herb Walk Join Alta Community Enrichment and clinical herbalist Merry Harrison of Millcreek Herbs for an educational herb identification walk to learn about the useful medicinal herbs of the wild. Herb Walk, Aug. 15, 10a. Alta Ski Area, E State Hwy 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon. $5. ALTAARTS.ORG

Party in the Garden Park Celebrate the grand opening of their Education Center with an evening of live music, delicious food and activities for every member of the family. Party in the Garden Park, Aug. 17, 4-9p. Conservation Garden Park, 8215 S 1300 W. Free. CONSERVATIONGARDENPARK.ORG

Sundance Institute Summer Film Series: Little Miss Sunshine A showing of Little Miss Sunshine—a portrait of the most dysfunctional family you’ve ever seen, or the absolutely hilarious tragicomic journey of a family whose lives are in for a change. Little Miss Sunshine, Aug. 21, 9p. Red Butte Amphitheatre, 300 Wakara Way. Free. SUNDANCE.ORG

Ogden Roots and Blues Festival A three-day outdoor festival of blues and roots music featuring Betty LaVette, The Wood Brothers, Bill Kirchen and more. Ogden Roots and Blues Festival, Aug. 23-25. Weber County North Fork Park, 6413 N Fork Rd. $50 adv $55 door. OFOAM.ORG

Native Seed Collecting, Aug. 24, 9a-12p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. $18-$22. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG

Porchfest Salt Lake 2013

night: Groove Merchants; Sun.: Neil Diamond cover band.

Porches become stages; gardens become art galleries; and over 100 local musicians and artists share their talents with whomever passes by. Bring a picnic or enjoy delicious food options available.

Antelope Island Stampede, Aug. 30- Sep. 1. Antelope Island State Park, 4528 W 1700 S. $25/carload. ANTELOPEISLANDSTAMPEDE.COM

Porchfest Salt Lake, Aug. 24, 1-10p. University Gardens Neighborhood (200 S 1200 E). Free. PORCHFESTSALTLAKE.ORG

Seventy-five classes, 35 instructors (including from out of state), three days: Pre-register for early bird passes.


Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest, Aug. 31- Sep. 2. 9a-6p. Krishna Center, 965 E 3370 S. $25-$50. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG

Mrs. Alving has spent her life meticulously creating the fantasy of a happy home and family and marriage, which explodes in revelations of sexually transmitted diseases, suicide and insanity. Quite possibly the most radical play in history. Part of the Script-InHand Series. Ghosts, Aug. 25, 4p. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W 300 S. Free. SLCCFA.ORG

Applied Botany: The Whys of Gardening’s Best Practices Learn basic plant anatomy and physiology to arm yourself with the know-how to keep your garden healthy and productive. Presented by Michelle Cook, Greenhouse Coordinator for Red Butte Garden. Part of the Horticulture Spotlight Lecture Series. Gardening’s Best Practices, Aug. 26, 6:30-7:30p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Free. tEXTENSION.USU.EDU

Martha Wilson: Staging the Self Exhibition at the UMFA Martha Wilson’s career, spanning forty years, encapsulates the contestations inherent in feminist and socially engaged practices. In her work and throughout her life, Wilson has explored how identity and positioning are not just self-defined or projected, but also negotiated. Staging the Self Exhibition, Aug. 30, 10a-5p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Dr. Regular admission. UMFA.UTAH.EDU

Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest

Spring City Artists Studio Tour Tour the studios of the artists of Spring City and see the charming rural setting where they live and work. Browse through the gorgeous work they’ve produced in the week’s Plein Air Event. Spring City Artists Studio Tour, Aug. 31, 10a-4p. Spring City Main Street Gallery, 79 S Main Street, Spring City. Free. SPRINGCITYARTS.COM

Workshops at Wasatch Community Gardens WCG has some great events in August (getting so close to harvest season!). Don’t miss Fall Planting ($10) on Aug. 3, 10a, at the Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E). Learn to cook the veggies in your garden with Summer Seasonal Cooking ($25), Aug. 5, 6-8p, at Harmon’s City Creek (135 E 100 S). Learn to pickle at We Can Pickle That ($25), Aug. 6, 5:30-8:30p, at Harmon’s City Creek. Dying With Plants ($25) is on Aug. 10, 10a-12p, at Grateful Tomato Garden. Learn to Save Seeds ($10) on Aug. 17, 1-3p, at Fairpark Garden (1037 W 300 N). Dan Potts will teach you to Forage Mushrooms ($25) on Aug. 24, 9a2p, in the mountains near SLC. Finally, learn to make relishes at Relish Your Garden ($25), Aug. 27, 5:30-8:30p, at Harmon’s City Creek.


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The Yogic Snake Dancer Bhujangasana (cobra pose)




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Editor’s note: A weird thing happened last month. While the title and photo were correct, the text repeated June’s pose. Here is the correct text for Cobra Pose. ew members of the animal kingdom elicit more passionate reactions than snakes. Mostly known for their slithery sinews and the venomous bites of some species, snakes have largely gotten a bad rap. The truth is, as snake-a-holic David E. Jensen pointed out in the June CATALYST (“Confessions of a snake-a-holic�), most snakes are harmless. Snakes are stealthy and swift, despite their lack of limbs. They can dance with uncanny grace, and not just to the movements of a snake charmer’s oboe-like instruments. Look up “dancing snakes� on YouTube, you’ll find a number of stunning videos of pairs of snakes engaging in sinewy pas de deux. While Christianity cites the serpent as the source of all our earthly troubles, snakes enjoy revered status in Indian mythology. Each year in July and August Indians celebrate snakes at a festival called Nag Panchami, where according to Zo Newell’s book Downward Dogs and Warriors, thousands of cobras are gathered and brought to the temple of Shiva to be fed milk and regaled with flowers. Humans spend a day snake-dancing in streets. When the festivities end, the cobras are released unharmed back into their habitat. When cobras dance, they raise one third of their body length, while the other two thirds stay grounded. It’s that grounding of the majority of the lower body that allows the upper body to rise toward the sky. The same is true for humans practicing Cobra Pose. It is the grounding of the lower body that creates the lightness in the upper body.


When cobras dance, they raise one third of their body length, while the other two thirds stay grounded. It’s that grounding of the majority of the lower body that allows the upper body to rise toward the sky. Cobra pose can strengthen the spine, stabilize the sacroiliac joint, stimulate the vital organs and simultaneously energize and calm the nervous system. Practiced aggressively, it can also bite, contributing to back strain and wear and tear in the hip joints. Start by lying prone on a nonskid mat. I like to place a folded blanket under my hipbones. Place your palms flat on the floor with your fingertips pointing forward and aligned with the tops of your shoulders. Lengthen your legs back and press your knees and feet into the ground. Draw the heads of your thighbones back into their sockets. As your upper body lifts, resist the temptation to push higher with your hands—remember, snakes don’t have hands. Lengthen the back of your neck, allowing your head and neck to follow the natural trajectory of the rest of your spine. It’s important not to throw your head back. Throwing your head back causes neck strain and your vital organs to collapse forward into your front body, which can strain your spinal muscles. Picture a dancing cobra and think of the wide hood that encases its

head. Spread the back of your skull and neck like a cobra hood. If you know where your hyoid bone is— at the base of your throat, above the thyroid cartilage—draw your hyoid back into your throat. This will draw your internal organs back toward your spine, giving it frontal support. If you don’t know where your hyoid bone is, you can find out more information in June CATALYST (“Chatturanga Dandasana: Help from Your Hyoid�). Try lifting your hands off the ground. Inhale deeply into your belly and back and exhale completely. Feel how your breath moves your body, kind of like a snake dance. Stay in the process of breathing—the buoyancy of each inhalation and the grounding of each exhalation. Take five to 10 deep breaths, relaxing your torso more deeply with each breath, so that it dances harmoniously with the natural oscillations of your breath movement. On an exhalation let your body come to rest on the floor. You can fold your arms overhead if you like and rest your forehead in your hands. Continue to breathe deeply into the abdomen and low back. Cobra is a pose we humans become familiar with very early in life, even before we begin to crawl. When we first roll over onto our bellies and begin lifting our heads and then our upper bodies off the ground, we develop the two concave curves of our spine and open ourselves to the outer world. That world—like the serpent—is filled with beauty, wonder and the occasional bite. In yoga, the snake symbolizes our kundalini, the life force that ascends our spines. Practiced with breath awareness, cobra pose can connect us with the intrinsic vitality and calm that can help us meet the world with sinewy grace. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City.


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Osho Zen Tarot: Receptivity, Integration, Patience Medicine Cards: Deer, Mouse, Blank Shield Mayan Oracle: Men, Chuen Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Three of Cups, Five of Wands, Nine of Disks Aleister Crowley Deck: Adjustment, Ace of Disks, Sorrow Healing Earth Tarot: Five of Wands, Grandfather of Shields, Grandmother of Crystals Words of Truth: Sobriety, Feeling, Powerless his month seems to swing between extremes. My guess is that it will include some very wild weather patterns. It will also see the surfacing of deeply suppressed feelings in the global sector. For some, this will create political drama and a fed-up citizenry. It can also trigger a wave of change and inspire new ways of dealing with old situations. Where you’re located on Earth makes a difference right now with this energy pattern. The US was born on July 4, making us a Cancer country. As Jupiter, an abundantly positive influence, is in Cancer and exalted in Cancer for the next year, I feel the shifts are into expansion and a better balance in the financial area. That is a relief for many who have been struggling these past years. There is a feeling of, “Okay, let’s do this!� We have cautiously made it through the field of landmines and booby traps. There is a sensation that movement is the way and now is the time. This month, we realize that what went around is beginning to come around. We’re not completely out of the woods but we can begin to see that the landscape of our reality is changing. Instead of feeling deep in the dark forest of life. there is light coming in, the insurmountable mountains are becoming only hills, and the trail


seems to be a bit less rocky. The name of the game is attention to detail and learning to do things in a gentle way rather than to push. Perhaps it is that steamy heat. You cannot push in these moments. Instead, cultivate a desire to stay open, be patient, and know that it takes time to integrate. Try to remember that others are on their own edges and it is probably best to not push unless you are prepared for a pushback. Maintaining balance and a graceful, trusting external composure is essential this month.

Relief is replacing resentment. Drive is replacing depression. You may not feel as if you know the way, but you can sense possibilities that may have not previously been there. It can take some time for the emotional patterns to unravel the reality of the past five years but it has begun. Relief is replacing resentment. Energy is replacing exhaustion. Drive is replacing depression. What could you become? How will you know if you do not try? You have been waiting for a sign and this might just be the one you are looking for. You are capable of so much. Often the first step is to reclaim our native enthusiasm regarding life. Close your eyes. What inspires you? What dreams motivate your heart? Follow that thread. You may not end up where you think but you will find something more amazing: your strength, passion and ability to overcome. It will be worth the effort. Have a wonderful month.u Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She now lives in California, but visits Utah for classes and readings frequently. SUZWAGNER.COM

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