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anya Doskova, a native of Bulgaria who now lives in British Columbia, drew crowds at the Park City Arts Festival with her provocative imagery. Known for her sociopolitical slant, the works stand alone as modern folk tales. She received her Master of Arts degree in Printmaking from The National Academy Of Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. Tanya worked in U2 and Ridley Scott's post-production house “The Mill” as well as in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and “Double Negative” in England, and for Rainmaker Entertainment in Canada, creating special effects for the Hollywood motion pictures and TV series “Babe Pig in the City,” “Pitch Black” and “Action Man.” Doskova has received numerous awards in recognition of her artistic achievements including the Award of Excellence in the 2010 Communication Arts Illustration Annual Competition. This prestigious American award and the publication of her images in Communication Arts Magazine gave her worldwide exposure and recogni-


The Exodus tion. This month’s cover image, “The Exodus” (digital oil, ink and acrylic on canvas) is focused on the universal sojourns of emigrants who had to relocate their family trees across “ponds” for political, environmental and economic reasons. A man is carrying his “family tree” in an old shoe as he escapes for his survival against a backdrop of both natural and manmade disasters. Doskova was awarded this year’s Best of Show for printmaking at the Park City Arts Festival. u To learn more about Doskova’s work and purchase prints: WWW.FINEARTONCANVAS.COM

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ACTION CAMP! NAOMI SILVERSTONE A lifelong activist for social justice gets re-inspired at climate change camp. LET THEM EAT CARP KATHERINE PIOLI High protein close at hand! PLUS The Mystery of the PCBs in Utah Lake (and how to prepare carp). BOKASHI COMPOSTING MARGARET PARK A space-saving method for the urban gardener. HOMESTEP AUSTEN DIAMOND Dubstep producer James Loomis, his wife Michelle, and their two kids live the homesteader’s dream—which they say is easier than you think. THE TICK FACTOR DIANE OLSON Last call at the tick bar. PLUS: How to remove a tick. CHAKRA SERIES TODD MANGUM, M.D. Chakra six: Intuition RUSSELL DELMAN IN SLC CARL & ERIN RABKE Cultivating the “embodied life.�






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t all started on August 12, when I started looking at photos online of last year’s Burning Man event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. I had made a firm decision that, for only the second time in 13 years, I was not going. I’d spent two weeks in July at the Boulder Mountain Ranch in a permaculture design certification course. I was headed to the Telluride Mushroom Festival. I aspire to attend the Bioneers conference in San Rafael California this fall. My fun-and-growth budget was allocated elsewhere this year. Then someone posted stellar photos of last year’s burn online. I recalled the sights, sensations, the sense of freedom riding my bike like the wind, the camaraderie among my family and campmates. The seed of lust had been sown. I held fast to my commitment. I was not going. But temptation seeped out of every crack. “No. No....� I listened to all the reasons in my head. They were sound. Reasonable. At first, I was seduced by beauty. (Check out these images if you’re wondering what I’m talking about: STUCKINCUSTOMS.SMUGMUG.COM/BURNINGMAN-PAGE). A few days later, there were these: DANKRAUSS.BLOGSPOT.COM/2012/09/ BACK-TO-MOON-BURNING-MAN-2012.HTML. Then I went off to the Telluride Mushroom Festival, which in several ways is like Burning Man, only more academic and a lot more humid. I learned about mycoremediation—using mushroom mycelium to reclaim toxic soil and water. I met Eugenia Bone, author of Mycophilia: Revelations From the Weird World of Mushrooms, whose writing you will likely see in CATALYST soon; hung out with our good friend Art Goodtimes; forayed with legendary mycologist Gary Lincoff; got inspired by Robert Rogers, author of Fungal Pharmacy, to grow medicinal mushrooms; learned the


latest in psychedelic research from Johns Hopkins’ Maggie Klinedinst. Two days after my return to town, I saw Spark: A Burning Man Story at Brewvies. I saw friends—experienced Burners, and one who was going for the first time this year. The lust flared but did not consume me. Then life began conspiring. First, a series of rather major personal events occurred. I suddenly felt like a startled hen who’d been snapped out of her broodiness and would much rather explore the garden than sit on her nest. Second, as if on cue, the social pressure began. Facebook posts, texts, even a few old-fashioned emails and phone calls fueled the flames of my growing desire. I found myself wanting to consult the Oracle Within, accessed best in that dusty, sundrenched city’s temple, a magnificent structure that absorbs the love and suffering of the city’s dwellers and then burns to the ground on Sunday night. It is a place of wholeheartedness. In two days’ time, I’d done an about-face. I could barely remember not wanting to go to Black Rock City this year. I began the hunt for a ticket. They are like gold, only harder to find. It is now Wednesday. The tribe began gathering Sunday night. They will disperse next Sunday or Monday. We go to press in 10 minutes. I will cruise the internet one last time for a ticket, then make peace with my fate. The Oracle is, after all, Within. And lust passes, yes? Yes? Tell me yes. u Greta Belanger deJong is editor and publisher of CATALYST. GRETA@CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET




Campaign contribution-based science Utah’s 2nd District congressional representative Chris Stewart versus science


wo Utahns have stake in pollution health data fight” blares an August Salt Lake Tribune headline. Judy Fahys covers the story like a horse race, detailing Utah 2nd District Rep. Chris Stewart’s quixotic pursuit of “dubious science.” Stewart, one of the biggest externality deniers in the country, has subpoenaed Arlen Pope, renowned BYU economist and for all practical purposes the discoverer of the extremely harmful effects of PM 2.5s, to defend the 1980 studies that proved the link between pollution and a wide range of illnesses. The only problem with revealing study data in the detail Stewart and the right wing media echo chamber are demanding—and it is an important concern—is the confidentiality agreements between the researchers and the millions of participants in the studies. With all the hubris of a first-term congressman, Stewart has assumed the royal prerogative of being above the law. Legally confidential data has about as much meaning to Stewart as the scientific method or the precautionary principle. Which is to say none. Funded by the Koch brothers and their fellow externality deniers, Stewart is portraying Pope’s unwillingness to break his confidentiality agreements as evidence of bad science. Externality denial is one of the basic tenets of capricious capitalism. It’s been with us since before the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970. The idea is that the burden of pollution and ruined environments should fall on the general populace rather than the industries that create it. Face it. Republicans don’t see science’s quest for the truth the way the rest of us do. For them, scientific truth is determined by the weight of campaign contributions. Stewart

raised $470,092 to win his election in 2012. $68,100 from the finance/insurance/real estate sector (banks and their ilk); $67,000 from energy/natural resource sector (the Koch brothers and Exxon Mobil among others). And, most disturbing for the future of democracy in this country, $67,000 from the ideology/single-issue sector. It’s hard to tell from the scant evidence available whether Stewart professed his externality denier beliefs in order to woo potential donors or whether he was a good listener and chameleon and took the utterances of his campaign contributors as dogma. I would guess it’s a lot of both. What do you think the chances are that, at the end of the hearings, Rep. Stuart will say he’s convinced by the evidence? More likely he’ll say the data is unconvincing and that more research should be done before such onerous regulations be imposed on free enterprise and then vote to eliminate any funding for such studies. You may remember, or may want to forget, that Chris Stewart gained the Republican nomination by a political ju jitsu move that made it look like four of his Republican opponents were colluding to deny him the nomination. Chris’s brother and campaign manager, Tim Stewart, has been linked to the last minute low blow that scuttled Senator Bob Bennett’s last bid for a primary berth known as the Temple Mailer. If you have any doubts as to Chris Stewart’s real character, Glenn Beck’s calling Stewart a “decent and honorable man” should lay them to rest. u


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Hero beavers released in Uinta mountains In August the heroic beavers of Willard Bay were released to a new home in the Uinta Mountains. The beavers are credited with building a dam that contained a spill of diesel fuel from a Chevron pipeline this past March. Five beavers injured by contact with the fuel were rescued by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah and spent nearly five months recovering. Beaver dams are an important component of water conservation since they control soil erosion and prevent flood and drought. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is currently working to relocate beavers into unoccupied habitat in Utah in order improve water quality. Unfortunately, the beavers may not be safe in their new home. Utah wildlife regulations allow hunters to trap beavers using inhumane methods that are outlawed in other states. The Grand Canyon Trust has published a pamphlet outlining best management practices for living with beavers in Utah. WWW.GRANDCANYONTRUST.ORG/RESEARCH/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/2010/02/BEAVERGUIDE_2013.PDF WILDLIFE.UTAH.GOV/FURBEARER/PDF/BEAVER_PLAN_2


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Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT2) who represents parts of Salt Lake City has regressed from being a wellknown climate change denier to being an air pollution denier as well. After the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that air quality on the Wasatch Front is out of compliance with federal regulations, Stewart sent EPA an angry letter

demanding the public release of so-called “secret” data used in scientific studies linking air pollution to poor health. In fact, the data is not public because it contains personal medical information. In his letter, Stewart indicates that he believes older published studies are discredited merely because the EPA data sets have not been continually updated to support future research. It seems that Stewart could verify for himself that air pollution is bad for people who breathe just by going outside in Salt Lake City on a red air day.

Sen. Lee attacks bicycle funds Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced an amendment to the transportation appropriations act that would eliminate the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)—the program that helps local communities become safer for biking and walking. Rails to Trails Conservancy notes that in Utah TAP “helped develop a trail at the Fishers Towers Recreation Site and opened up Zion National Park and the Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail to multi-modal access.” A letter from Lee’s office said that “Senator Lee understands the importance of having well maintained trails but also believes that many of these functions should be reserved to the states and localities,” but notably Lee didn’t propose funding automobile infrastructure at the state level.

Anti tar-sands activists at work Environmental activists are fighting with all they’ve got to stop the catastrophic start-up of tar-sands stripmining in Utah that would industrialize backcountry and destroy habitat, pollute and deplete water, and emit


greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change. In July a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit challenging federal approval of tar-sands mining permits that failed to consider impacts on endangered species. Groups supporting the lawsuit are Grand Canyon Trust, Living Rivers, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Rocky Mountain Wild, Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club. Several of the same groups are also mounting a legal challenge to Utah Department of Air Quality’s June 21 approval of a new oil refinery in Green River that is intended to process oil from tar sands. “The public needs to understand that the Colorado River Basin’s carbon bomb dwarfs Alberta’s,” said Taylor McKinnon, director of energy with Grand Canyon Trust. “In addition to polluting Utah’s already-dirty air, this refinery is another step toward massive strip mining, greenhouse gas emissions and Colorado River drying.” Meanwhile climate activists from Peaceful Uprising hosted a Utah Canyon Country Action camp in August to practice the skills of nonviolent direct action. Over 100 activists from the camp joined a protest at the U.S. Oil Sands mine (operated by a Canadian company) at PR Springs, Utah. The U.S. Oil Sands Mine would be the first tar-sands strip-mine in the U.S. (See story, this issue.)

Utah wilderness bills re-introduced in congress Only the U.S. Congress can add new areas to the U.S. Wilderness Protection System, and a new Congress convenes every two years after the general election. That means that Wilderness bills need to be re-introduced with each new congress. Even if Utah wilderness bills don’t pass, they are useful to help define existing boundaries of wilderness quality lands and to generate congressional support for conservation of those lands.

Roads in the wilds The State of Utah has filed 29 lawsuits trying to claim ownership of about 36,000 miles roads and trails that criss-cross Utah federal public lands. Meanwhile, EarthJustice and Juab County sat down at the table to talk about dirt roads and proved that instead of contentious and expensive litigation it’s far easier, cheaper and more effective to have an honest dialog between stakeholders.

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Action Camp! CATALYST’s favorite catalyst shares her week-long experience learning about climate justice. BY NAOMI SILVERSTONE

Editor’s note: Naomi Silverstone’s activism goes back to 1964 when she was an exchange student to Howard University, a historically black university in Washington, D.C. After Bobby Kennedy was killed, she worked on the presidential campaign of Hubert Horatio Humphrey and has been campaigning for progressive candidates ever since. (Factual text comes from the Canyon Country Action Camp welcome packet.) s a longtime activist I did not expect to be blown away by the Canyon Country Action Camp held for a week in July at Swasey’s Beach in Green River. The purpose of the week-long event was to empower and educate people to become regional organizers and leaders in the fight for climate justice and a livable future.


Climate justice means recognizing and working at the intersections of environmental degradation and the racial, social, and economic inequalities it perpetuates. First, there were the young people —those in their 20s and 30s who understand that climate justice is the human rights struggle of our time and that it is inextricably linked to global economic justice. They were looking for new ways to impact not only individual behavior but also the fossil fuel industries that are at the center of the global economic system. There were a handful of elders— those of us who have been through many campaigns over the past five decades and are grateful for youthful and middle-aged compatriots. We are still learning, active, and

People stopped work at the Seep Ridge Road public highway project, which is intended to accelerate destruction of the East Tavaputs Plateau for extreme extraction projects, including tar sands strip mining.

wanting to be involved in the most important issue of our time. There were the big thinkers, such as our local gem of a historian, lawyer Rebecca Hall, who searched social movement history for lessons to be learned in the fight for climate justice. While we rely on strategies and tactics from the Civil Rights movement, Rebecca suggested that what we are attempting in disrupting the fossil fuel industry has more in common with the movement in the late 1700s and early 1800s to abolish the slave trade. Our goal is fundamental systems change in the world economic order, much like the challenge faced by those for whom slavery was intrinsic to their economic system. Today the stakes are the short-term profits of large corporations and a small group of individuals vs. the air, water, land and food that are the ultimate infrastructure of human civilization. The 100-plus attendees included 14 members of indigenous nations —those who have known that in this web of life we are all connected and from whom we continue to learn. Representatives from the Dineh (Navajo) and Lakota Nations graced us with their wisdom, knowledge, commitment, singing, prayers and drumming. Information-packed teaching sessions were led by professionals from nongovernmental (NGO) organizations and others who are in for the long haul in this defining worldwide struggle. Their expertise was both deep and wide, ranging across issues from land and water management, fossil fuel extraction, techniques of community organizing, legal rights and media management. The veteran experts built a solid foundation, helping attendees connect the dots among power, inequality and climate change; introducing concepts and practical applications of nonviolent direct action; and explaining technical issues related to tar sands, oil shale and energy development in our region and, in particular, our state. US Oil Sands, a subsidiary of the Canadian company that wants to build the Keystone XL Pipeline through the middle of the U.S., holds roughly 32,000 acres of leases of state public lands at PR Springs (north of I-70 along the Colorado border), and the BLM

The US Oil Sands company proposes to build refineries in Green River. In the meantime, they plan to transport the “dirty oil” from tar sands to North Salt Lake refineries. plans to open around 130,000 acres of federal public lands in Utah for tar sands mining. The focus was on the immediate proposed tar sands mine at PR Springs, the first permitted tar sands strip mining or open-pit mining site in the US, and the construction of the Seep Ridge Road industrial corridor on the Tavaputs Plateau. Then, they got down to the nittygritty—clarifying regional environmental justice issues, including the complex web of land management agencies in Utah and the rural West and their roles in the permitting processes; legal challenges; industrial processes; potential impacts to the environment and communities; as well as strategies for developing successful direct action campaigns and implementing creative and effective actions. While the climate crisis is an issue that affects everyone, those who feel it first are the marginalized around the world. Earth’s population now includes an estimated 26 million climate refugees, people who had to flee their homes due to flooding, desertification or other climate change consequences over which they have no control. This includes the government of the Maldives, off the southern tip of India, that is buying land in other countries with the intention of moving whole populations when their land is under water—in our lifetimes; the Cucapa people of the Colorado River delta, who have been forced to move to higher ground because of unprecedented storms, causing massive flooding; and the indigenous peoples of downriver communties in Canada who report rare types of cancer and genetic mutations in wildlife. Our futures are linked to the experiences of these climate refugees. No one is immune. Those of us in Salt Lake will be at the frontline of the next wave of destruction. The US Oil Sands company proposes to

build refineries in Green River. However, in the meantime, they plan to transport the “dirty oil” from tar sands to North Salt Lake’s already toxic refineries, And they want to expand those as well. The Seeds of Peace Collective out of Montana facilitated a community kitchen that accommodated dietary restrictions and provided three delicious and nourishing meals each day. Despite the 103-degree temperatures, the size of the encampment, generational differences of opinion on effective nonviolent direct action and high anxiety regarding the disastrous and rapidly expanding climate crisis, we came together to learn, organize, strategize and live peacefully for a week, culminating in the nonviolent direct action at PR Springs, where work on the road and prelimary mining tests were stopped for a day. You will continue to hear from the organizers of this training, Peaceful Uprising and the Moab-based Canyon Country Rising Tide. Peaceful Uprising, the organization that emerged from Tim DeChristopher’s disruption of an auction of oil and gas leases, is now headed by Henia Belalia, a talented and committed activist. You will continue to hear from those around the state, nation, and world who understand that no one is immune from the radical effects of climate change. Action Camp lit the fire in the belly, once again, and I saw that climate justice is the cause for the rest of my life. It reawakened my belief that there are enough people out there thinking—”doing the math,” to quote Bill McKibben (founder of Perhaps local and state governments will not stand up to transnational corporations. But a lot of people care that this project sits on top of Colorado River headwaters which supply drinking water to nearly 30 million people. They are going to stand strong for the health and beauty of this region and help prevent these types of dirty extraction operations from happening around the world. u To learn more about the camp itself, including pictures, videos and news coverage, go to CANYONCOUNTRYRISINGTIDE.ORG and WWW.PEACEFULUPRISING. ORG/. Links to other articles about the camp, with more content about the growing movement to stop the mining of tar sands in Utah and how you might participate, and great photos, include the following: WAGINGNONVIOLENCE.ORG/FEATURE/IF-YOU-BUILD-IT-WE-WILLCOME/ UNEDITEDMEDIA.COM/UTAH-CANYON-COUNTRY-ACTION-CAMP/ WWW.POPULARRESISTANCE.ORG/VIDEO-DIRECT-ACTIONBLOCKS-FIRST-U-S-TAR-SANDS-PROJECT-IN-UTAH/

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Last month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held a lease sale for 148 million tons of coal, located in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. They didn’t get a single bid. Apparently, the cost of mining the coal exceeds what selling it could likely make. Is this the beginning of the end for coal? Hope so! BIT.LY/COALNOBIDS

Slow the frack down Dropping prices and disappointing wells are causing a sharp drop off in fracking exploits around the country. Gas and oil deals in North America (including fracking) dropped 52% in the first six months of this year. Apparently, the improvements in fracking technology got a lot of prospectors excited, but the wells just haven’t panned out (they’re costing more to operate than what they earn). I hate to revel in schadenfreude, but this time it’s justified! BIT.LY/SLOWTHEFRACKDOWN

A driving concern among the classes According to a study in the Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, your rage toward the rich douchebag who cut you off in his Porsche is well placed. Yep, science has proven that rich folks really are bigger jerks than the rest of us. The study shows that people driving luxury vehicles are much more likely to ignore people in crosswalks and to cut off other drivers in traffic. Why is this the case? The authors of the study offer this by way of explanation: “Upperclass individuals’ relative independence from others and increased privacy in their professions may provide fewer structural

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Best idea of the century The people at 350.ORG, the climate action and justice organization, have a fantastic idea: Instead of giving hurricanes and extreme storms generic names (i.e. Katrina), name them after obstructionist and climate-change-denying lawmakers! They’ve set up a website where you can petition the World Meteorological Organization to change the way they name storms. Just imagine: “Damages are estimated in the hundreds of millions as Michelle Bachman comes ashore!” CLIMATENAMECHANGE.ORG

The big picture of factory farming If you’ve ever doubted the numerous articles CATALYST has run about the the importance of smallscale farms and urban agriculture, check out these aerial photos of industrial agribusiness sites. Huge portions of our landscape now look like horrible, infected wounds. Some of the bright colors are pretty—but those colors come from chemicals and algae/bacteria blooms. Not good, folks. BIT.LY/FARMSFROMABOVE


Life 2.0 upgrades BY DENNIS HINKAMP e have become accustomed to owning gadgets that upgrade throughout the life of the product. They might not have worked exactly great out of the box but there is always the promise of a firmware upgrade to make things better. I got two such notices this week because I was stupid enough to buy the first version of something. I wish this option were available on the human level. Sure, we have made hip, knee and heart valve replacements routine, but this is closer to auto mechanics than an actual software upgrade. The whole operating system needs updating if we are truly going to become better, not just more durable, human beings. Evolution sort of does this but it is slower and glitchier than Windows Vista. Go ahead and be an evolution denier if you want, call it a divine firmware update. If you want to put human improvements in deity terms I would compare it to the two year upgrades you get from your cell phone service provider; a small reward for your blind loyalty and regular payments. This is my wish list for Life 2.0: Undo button: There have been some movies that play with the idea of a magical remote control that would fast forward or rewind life before your eyes, but anyone who works with software knows that undo is the most powerful tool in the box. An undo button, like love, would mean never having to say you’re sorry. Regret would never haunt you again and we would not need a morning-after pill.


Mental cut and paste: This would be perfect for people who are constantly telling the same story over and over again. I wish I could stop them and just have them cut and paste it to everyone’s brain in the room. Delete: As the cyber wars have shown us, there is really no way to completely delete anything, but maybe on a molecular level we could find a way to really, really forget the things that keep us up at night. Defragment: Science is inconclusive on whether you can actually use up all your available brain memory, but I sure would like to find a way to make it less cluttered and more quickly accessible. Back up: I suffer not so much from forgetting things but the fear of forgetting things. I would also sleep better if I could just back up my brain’s contents on a regular basis. This would also free me of the fear of killing all those brain cells from activities such as drinking and running in the heat. Virus protection: We really need this one since we are running out of drugs that can actually kill viruses once we have them. Since computer viruses are actually mimicking organic viruses this would seem to be a logical upgrade. We need some sort of biological firewall or warning system to keep them out in the first place. What about something akin to spam blocker? Though the warning would probably be going off constantly. u Dennis Hinkamp 2.0 is still beta and as unstable as always.

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Let them eat carp Why the old Wasatch Fish and Gardens might have a place today BY KATHERINE PIOLI


efore the well-known and respected Wasatch Community Gardens, which offers opportunities for people to learn about urban agriculture, there was Wasatch Fish and Gardens. For many of its founders—Patrick Poulin, Danny Potts, Nick Hershenow —the early-1980s project was inspired by their time in the Peace Corps, in places like Ecuador and Mali. The idea was service, to the community at large, but also and most importantly to Salt Lake’s refugees. Food was the key. There were gardens, just like today, but there was also fish. The organization got its start at the Crossroads Urban Center and in the backyards of Vietnamese, Hmong and Cambodian refugees. To Patrick Poulin, the idea seemed simple. Set up some tanks, even simple wading pools, stock them with talapia, create an endless supply of inexpensive, culturally familiar, nutritious food. The state of Utah, however, wasn’t impressed. “They were worried about an invasive fish species accidentally escaping into the waterways,” recalls Poulin, now executive director of the International Refugee Committee in Salt Lake. “I was told,

basically, that if I had talapia shipped to Utah they would be waiting at the airport to arrest me.” The project stalled until a new member, Danny Potts, fresh out of a graduate program in ichthyology with experience

designing and constructing aquaculture systems and working at fresh water fisheries, latched on to the group’s idea. He knew there was already an invasive fish ruining Utah’s waters, one that could feed thousands and that the government would be happy to see go. Potts

Gefilte fish, anyone?


wo different kinds of carp reportedly live in Utah Lake. On rare occasions, fishermen have caught mirror carp, a beautiful fish commonly found in Europe with a mutation that causes its scales to grow in an irregular and patchy pattern with the larger scales resembling mirrors. But the lake’s biggest numbers by far are Common carp (Cyprinus carpio). These large, greenish-yellow colored freshwater fish, found

steered the group towards carp. They began sourcing fish from Utah Lake, buying from fifth-generation commercial fisherman Bill Loy, Jr. They also seined for carp in freshwater ponds on the property of the Ruby Duck Club along the margins of the Great Salt Lake, using 200-foot nets and hauling in sometimes 2,000 pounds of fish in a single cast. In 1987, Wasatch Fish Gardens earned 501(c)3 status and Patrick Poulin became the first director. The fish program was in high demand. Its manager, Sengtek Tan, an elderly Cambodian who had been a fruit farmer in his native land, proved a valuable link between the new program and the refugee community. And, at 10 cents a pound on the market, carp was affordable food, with no worry about demand out stripping supply. Demand for carp was still strong in 1992 when Erik Kingston stepped in as director. “At some point, I heard, we had 1,000 people

on the list of the world’s 100 worst invasive species, are originally from Asia but now are found worldwide. In Utah, common carp are found in more than just Utah Lake. They are present as far south as Lake Powell and as far north as Willard Bay. They are even in the Provo and Jordan Rivers. There is no limit on catching carp, but you do need a Utah fishing license. Carp will eat just about anything. Experienced anglers like to use worms, bread, even hot dogs. And take care to hold onto your pole, or these heavy fish will whisk it over board. One reason carp have made it around the world is because of human hands, and people

signed up for the fish co-op,” Kingston recalls. “Four days a week, 15 to 30 people would gather at the back of our truck and point to the live carp they wanted in the tank. We would dip it out for them and hand it over live or smack it over the head with a pipe, depending on how they wanted it.” But the fish operation was timeintensive, and other things were falling through the cracks. Code enforcement notices from the city threatened to shut down gardens because of unsightly weed problems in half-neglected community garden plots. The IRS was sending letters about misfiled forms and threatening to drain the group’s account. There was irrigation that needed installing and garden programs that needed to be run. Kingston finally asked a board member to draw up an economic analysis of the fish program. He was not impressed by the report he received. “The carp was costing us about $2.25 a pound,” he recalls. “If our idea was self-reliance, I figured we would be doing just as well giving out food vouchers for storebought meat.” The final blow to the fish program came in the form of tragedy. Sengtek was involved in a car accident and died from complications within the next year. The heart and soul of the program died with him. Kingston took it as a sign. He and the board cut the fish program and focused on

wouldn’t have brought carp along if they weren’t pretty good to eat. In the Jewish culinary tradition, for example, carp is a common ingredient in gefilte fish. The internet is a great supplier of carp gefilte fish recipes that use pretty basic kitchen ingredients such as onion, eggs, horseradish and carrots. But there are many ways to prepare carp. The Utah Lake government website recently posted a simple carp chowder recipe—fish, corn, potatoes, bacon and the like. UTAHLAKE.GOV/DONTKNOCK-IT-TILL-YOU-TRY-IT-UTAH-LAKE-CARP-CHOWDER Danny Potts, of the former Wasatch Fish and Gardens, still prefers to eat his carp simply. Because of their big bones, he fillets his fish then grills them with a squeeze of lemon juice.

gardening. That same year they started a new track with the youth gardening program. Potts, though still very active with Wasatch Community Gardens, believes the Garden’s fisheries program was on the verge of being self-sufficient and fell through the cracks because of what he calls a lack of vision. Potts frequently fishes Utah Lake and describes the carp he catches as “oily and tender, like large trout.” Today, Utah Lake is overflowing with carp. Introduced to Utah Lake in 1883 through a U.S. Bureau of Fisheries stocking program, by 1901 Utah Fish and Wildlife was already concerned about carp-caused declines of trout populations in the lake. Currently, an estimated 6.9 million adult carp live in the Utah Lake. Collectively, they weigh in at around 40 million pounds and make up about 90% of the lake’s biomass. In 2009, the Department of Natural Resources began an ini-

tiative to save the endangered June sucker, a native fish found only in Utah Lake and one of 14 native fish species still found in its waters. To save the sucker, five million pounds of carp need to be pulled from the lake each year. What are the prospects of a fish co-op comeback? According to Poulin, getting another fish co-op going might not be such a tough sell. “Right now Salt Lake has about 30,000 refugees. Many of them are Burmese and African. Their diets have a lot of fish,” he says. But Poulin won’t act on his own. “The real question is about engagement. If there is interest from the refugees, we might be able to facilitate that,” he says. u Katherine Pioli is a regular contributor to CATALYST. She lives and raises heritage fowl in the 9th & 9th area.

Mystery of the PCBs PCBs have not been found in the waters of Utah Lake, even though the carp carry the toxic contaminant.


ommercial fishing enterprises like Bill Loy, Jr.’s family business are making a dent in the DNR’s goal to decrease Utah Lake’s carp population by around one million fish annually. Loy is still catching and selling carp on the lake for a mere 20 cents per pound, but since a state report in 2006 issued an advisory after moderate levels of PCBs were found in carp from Utah Lake, fewer people seem interested in eating the fish. Since then, most of his catch has been turned into compost at a greenwaste site in Elberta, Utah, near Santaquin. Michael Mills, fish biologist for the Central Utah Water Conservancy District says that in moderate amounts, about eight ounces per month, carp from Utah Lake is still safe to eat. The mystery is that, while PCBs have been found in the fish, they have not been found in the lake itself. A pollution source has not been identified, either, according to the Utah Division of Water Quality. PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), banned since 1977, are toxic chemicals once used in electrical transformers. Since then, the greatest risk of exposure to these toxins is through eating contaminated fish. PCBs do not readily break down but will bioaccumulate and/or be dispersed. Traditional methods of removing PCBs from water require treating water off-site with an intensive and expensive filtration process. But some newer alternatives are being developed, including mycoremediation: extraction of harmful chemicals and bacteria with certain mushrooms. Research over the past 20

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S C H E D U L E years shows that white-rot fungus can break down PCBs, rendering them harmless. A project in the Dungeness watershed in Washington State is using mycoremediation for the removal of fecal coliformbacteria. However, mycoremediation still requires moving every cubic inch of water through bioretention cells, holding tanks where the water comes into contact with the filtering mycelium. One theory for the presence of PCBs in the fish is that the toxins have settled into the lake’s sediment which the carp, as bottom-feeders, would have ingested. Mills says the state has had the compost itself tested for PCBs, with no detectable findings. (This could be due to mycorrhisal activity at the compost site.) Loy does sell fish for consumption. He agrees with Mills that the carp are safe to eat and says he considers them safer than eating tuna fish.





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If you are preparing fish that may have come from PCB-contaminated waters, follow this advice (courtesy, State of Oregon):

• Throw away internal organs, skin, head and tail. • Remove all skin. • Cut away the dark fat on top of fish along its backbone. • Slice off fat belly meat along the bottom of fish. • Cut away the dark, Vshaped wedge of fat located along the lateral line on each side of the fish. • Do not eat the raw fish. • Bake or broil skinned, trimmed fish on a rack or grill so fat drips off & discard drippings.

The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigation about one of America’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military—today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

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Bokashi composting

Step One: Activate the effective microrganisms You will need:

A space-saving method for the urban gardener


BY MARGARET PARK bout five years ago I read about bokashi on the internet and started using the bokashi composting method to improve the soil in my vegetable garden. Bokashi is a mixture of active microorganisms fermented in a medium of rice or wheat bran that is added to plant materials to accelerate their decomposition. I


Bokashi can quickly transform dead dirt into fertile, living soil. now attribute much of my gardening success to this easy and inexpensive way of composting. The process helped transform the dry, dead dirt in my garden into fertile, living soil in only one year. To try this composting method, all you need are the bokashi accelerant, which you can make at home using bran and a proprietary blend of microorganisms called EM-1®; two buckets with tight-fitting lids—an actively collecting bucket in your kitchen and a fermenting bucket outdoors; and whatever plant peels, stems, leaves, even yard waste you wish to dispose of as valuable fertilizer for your soil. There’s no need for piles, bins, drums or other equipment to take up outdoor space that could otherwise be used for growing plants.

There’s no need for turning the materials, either. When the waste materials in the bucket are fermented (in about two to six weeks, depending on the temperature) the bucket contents are buried in the soil for further decomposition. The microorganisms then devour minerals in the soil and convert them into more bio-available forms the plants can consume. Worms love bokashi compost, too, and happily populate the bokashi-treated soil. The proprietory combination of microorganisms known as EM-1 was discovered in 1982 by Teruo Higa, Ph.D. (Agricultural Research), professor at Ryukyus University in Okinawa. “EM” stands for “effective microorganisms.” Higa’s formula is a combined culture of aerobic and anaerobic microbes that co-exist symbiotically. Research on EM-1 cultures has shown that these microorganisms can suppress soil-borne pathogens, accelerate the decomposition of organic wastes, increase the availability of mineral nutrients and useful organic compounds to plants, enhance the activities of beneficial microorganisms

(e.g., mycorrhizae and nitrogen-fixing bacteria) and reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides. EM-1 is safe for humans, animals and the environment. It increases beneficial soil microorganisms and suppresses harmful ones. You can buy ready-made bokashi that you can sprinkle onto the waste in your kitchen bucket. (Available online. Sometimes you can get it locally at Spiral Connections, formerly known as Cosmic Spiral, in Holladay.) Or you can make your own.

How to make your own bokashi Making bokashi is a two-step process. First, you will have to activate the EM-1® microbes and bring the brew to a pH of 4.0 or lower. Second, you mix the activated low pH brew with bran and a few other things. The bokashi will be ready in two to four weeks. However, the Activated EM brew will last for many months at room temperature and can be used to prepare future batches of bokashi.

EM-1® (buy online at and other websites) pH strips (capable of measuring low pH’s like 4.0) Lidded jar that can hold 3 cups Unsulfured molasses Non-chlorinated water (or chlorinated tap water that has been left to stand for a day)

Instructions: 1. Gather the ingredients. 2. Sterilize the jar by washing it and immersing it in boiling water. 3. Cool the jar and add 2½ cups of warm non-chlorinated water. 4. Add 2 Tbs. of unsulfured molasses. 5. Add 2 Tbs. of EM-1® 6. Stir. 7. Cover the jar with the lid (this is an anaerobic process) and keep it in a warm place. The warmer the location, the faster the organisms multiply. After about a week, test the brew with pH paper every few days. When the pH drops to 4.0, the Activated EM is ready.

Step Two: Making the bokashi You will need: Activated EM Wheat or rice bran (wheat bran is cheaper and can be bought in small quantities in stores that carry bulk foods. Large quantities of rice and wheat bran can be found at farm supply or animal feed stores) Unsulfured molasses Non-chlorinated water A mixing container that

can hold 3½ lbs. of bran (a kitchen sinksized wash basin works well) A clean plastic bag (5-gallon capacity is more than enough) with a twist tie

Instructions: 1. Sterilize the mixing container (you can wipe it down with bleach and then rinse it well). 2. Add 3½ lbs. of bran. 3. Place 2 cups of water in a clean jar or bowl, then discard 2 Tbs of the water. 4. Add 2 tsp of molasses to water. 5. Add 2 tsp of Activated EM to water. 6. Stir or shake to blend well. 7. Combine wet and dry ingredients; mix until the bran is consistently moist. 8. Transfer to a clean plastic bag and close with a twist tie 9. Keep in a warm place Bokashi may take from three days (if ambient temperature is 97 degrees F) to over two weeks (72-80 degree range.) When the bokashi is done it should have a clean, sweet and sour smell. If it’s doing really well, you’ll see whitish fungal threads throughout (this is mycorrhizae). If your batch has grown some fuzzy, bad smelling molds, it means something has gone wrong in the process and the batch should be discarded. If temperatures are cooler, you can raise the temperature by putting your jar of Activated EM or bag of bokashi in a box with a 15-watt light bulb (not CFL). Make sure the light bulb won’t come into contact with a material that can catch fire easily.

How to use bokashi to make compost For your kitchen compost bucket, choose a container with a tight-fitting lid. Sprinkle a bit of bokashi into your kitchen compost bucket every day or so. When the bucket is full, it can be moved outdoors until it’s ready to be buried. It’s nice if the buckets—especially the outdoor bucket—has a spigot at the base to drain accumulated liquids. Keeping the bucket drained will keep odors at bay. The liquid will be loaded with friendly microbes and can be beneficially poured down drains to help keep them clean, or poured on

top of the garden soil. It’s possible to buy buckets that are already tapped with spigots — a more expensive proposition — and it’s also possible to buy a spigot and install it yourself. Beer-making supply stores carry suitable spigots. However, this is more a nicety than a necessity. Bokashi works with yard waste, too, especially if you have a small yard like mine. In the fall, I put leaves and extra garden waste into clean plastic garbage bags and add bokashi to them. Vermin don’t seem to be too interested in bags of decaying leaves and tomato vines, so the bags remain unmolested. I place these bags of composting leaves on top of root vegetables in late fall to keep the plants warmer for later harvest. Sometimes these plants over-winter under the bags of decomposing leaves.

Using the compost If you’re accustomed to compost looking like the stuff that comes in bags from the garden store—dark, loose, lightweight soil—the sight of bokashi compost will not impress you. It more resembles exactly what it is—rotting plant material. But you won’t have to look at it long because the next step is to bury it: In the garden, dig a shovel-wide trench to a depth of five or six inches. Add an inch or two of bokashi compost and work it into the soil at the bottom of the trench. You can plant seeds or seedlings in the composted area after two weeks or so. Once the compost is underground, the decomposition process speeds up, especially in warm weather. You can also work the bokashi into the soil around established plants. If you’ve made more than you can use in a few months, share it with a friend, or dry it by spreading it on a tarp. However, moist bokashi works better. The one time I dried it, it didn’t have as much capacity to control odors. u Margaret Park is the author of More Food From Small Spaces (May 2013). She can be contacted through her Center Square Gardens Facebook page.

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oing to work to make money, driving to the grocery store and dealing with a terrible vibe and assault on the senses to buy a jar of salsa—that is a shit-ton of bleh,”says James Loomis, who with his wife Michelle and two kids has an urban homestead on 600 East in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Wells neighborhood. “I want to shift the paradigm of how people view self reliance—to get away from [the idea of it] being a ton of work to realizing it is a ton of fun.” James paints an alterative scenario: “Walking through the garden harvesting food that the plants did most of the work to make, mixing cocktails with close friends while canning picante sauce and the joy of opening a jar of it in January—well, that seems so much more fulfilling and is, actually, a lot less work.” He describes the property that his family resides on as an urban micro farm, but the term is deceptively diminutive. This “micro farm” includes the yards of three homes, of which he and Michelle own two. Here, James has developed an aweinspiring homestead incorporating raised-bed gardens, chickens, rain water harvest, bees, and more. This is just one part of the Loomis food mini-empire, which also incorporates an aquaponic system and a soon-to-be project in Idaho. A furniture builder/shop foreman by day and a dubstep DJ/producer —DJ illoom—by night, James took home the City Weekly DJ of the Year award in 2012. He releases worbly, bass-heavy cuts both nationally and internationally, and his studio sits just to the north of the herb garden on one of the family plots. James is the host of the third-longest-running dubstep evening in the country, Dubwise, which is held the first Friday of each month at the Urban Lounge. Michelle is a 7th-9th grade school teacher with a Master’s degree in education and is, more recently, a stay-at-home mother. This context is important, because their lives don’t strictly revolve around homesteading. “The fact that we maintain the gardens we do on top of the rest of our activities shows how possible it is, not how amazing we are,” James says. “What I want to get across is that it is

Homeste p Dubstep producer

James Loomis, his wife Michelle, and their two kids live the homesteader’s dream— which they say is easier than you think. BY AUSTEN DIAMOND

photo by Marshall Emsley

photo by Marshall Emsley

“Sunflowers are a heavy feeder. They sucked our soil empty.” [yelling], ‘I’m a concerned neighbor. Everyone in the neighborhood gets that fruit.’ He came over and stopped homie. The tree looks like shit, but it’s still alive. We harvested all of those apples that were still on the limb—it was just loaded. So we made this cider.” And the three of us drink the last bottle of it from the cellar.

not because I have some heroic work ethic, it is because I just get out there and do it. It really is not that difficult. I get off work, crack a beer and walk through the garden. A little putzing here and there and it is amazing how those little actions can add up to results.” “I always had it on my mind to be sustainable and do this sort of thing,” says Michelle. “I started going down the path in little ways, and the gardening was something fun to do together.” James and Michelle are not about preaching the rights of sustainability and homesteading and the wrongs of going to a national chain grocery store; rather, they are about leading by example. At their core, the Loomis family is all about education. The sun is setting on a warm summer’s evening. As I’m poured a glass of cider in front of a homecooked meal, I’m warned that we’ll see the bees come out but to not pay them mind. One Loomis kid,

Zaia, 5, is running around the lawn Her younger brother Isaakai, 1, is bubbly and hungry. It smells like fertile earth and beets. We sit down at Michelle’s house—a few doors down from James’ but where the couple currently live— to discuss how 12 years of gardening have led James and Michelle from being amateurs to going “deep organic” and being able to provide their surplus to other families; it’s a history that will serve them well as they catapult into careers as farmers this fall.

The pedigree on dinner The notion of running a homestead can be daunting, especially when looking at a swath of barren backyard. But when viewed through the lens of this dinner set before me—90% of which came from a 100-foot radius of my seat—the work seems almost inviting. To see the end is to see the beginning. To

James and Michelle are not about preaching the rights of sustainability and homesteading and the wrongs of going to a national chain grocery store; rather, they are about leading by example. At the core the Loomis family it’s about education.

eat a quiche is to believe that you can build a coop and keep a little flock. And then by the time the salad comes around, you become inspired.

1. The last of the Lorax cider James and Michelle tell an anecdote about tonight’s libation, what they call the Lorax Cider, named after Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, where the characters speak for the trees. It’s a little long, but illustrates the Loomises’ dedication to food preservation and connecting to the community. In the house next door to James’ lived an elderly British woman. She became too old to take care of the place herself, so she moved in with her family, and the house was bought by a property manager. As Michelle tells it, “One day we heard chainsaws, and James said, ‘He better not be chopping down that apple tree,’ which is totally weird, like he just knew.” James continues, “I went over there—it is a big, big ol’ tree—and this fella was hacking it down. I got him to stop, but he said his boss told him to cut it down, so he had to cut it down. Long story short, we located the new purchaser through a real estate friend. We Googled them, and called them. I said

2. Quiche with kale and onions, topped with salsa The chicken complex consists of an alleyway on a neighbor’s adjoining property. There is a chicken “nursery” made from a recycled camper top and another area for the baby chicks to grow. The Loomis system of buying one variety of chicken breed each year is ingenious: This way they know which ones to slaughter each year for stew meat. The chickens are generally killed after peak production time. In total, the Loomis family gets dozens of eggs each week.

3. Roasted beets, carrots & walnut salad “Our little garden plot provides us with nearly all of our fresh, seasonal vegetables,” James says. They are planting something new and rotating crops out just about every week. In total, there are 21 raisedbed planters, which come to an approximate 1,100 square feet of grow space. The Loomises use planters to make walking the gar-

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HOMESTEP To see the end is to see the beginning. To eat a quiche is to believe that you can build a coop and keep a little flock.

photo by Marshall Emsley The conjoined yards behind the three properties create a community garden of sorts.

den easy (it’s lovely to take a stroll after dinner) and to hide the irrigation system. Their grow season is 12 months out of the year, thanks to cold frames.

4. Sourdough with honey butter Xia hands me a roll, and says that I’m going to want lots of butter, because it’s really good. And it is. The sourdough (one of many projects fermenting on the property) comes from a starter, and the honey butter is made of honey from their backyard bees. The Loomises have one hive— down from several after a devastating winter for the pollinators and gifting other hives to friends to get them started.

tilizers and pest solutions with ‘organic’ ones, we try to cultivate an environment where our ecology is so strong pests cannot gain a foothold,” James says. “Islands of beneficial-attracting, nectar-producing plants harbor insects that are on our team. Our soil is full of organic matter and is so teeming with microbes, it produces its own nutrients,

fueled by compost created from our food and garden waste.”

A brief timeline to now In 2001, when James and Michelle first began dating and co-habitating, one of the first things they did was to create a garden together. “When you grow something together, you are growing a relationship,”

“Deep organic” Michelle says that James is more obsessive over the soil and composting than all of the home projects—this is his baby. “Over the years, we’ve gone from amateur to semi-pro. We’ve gone beyond ‘organic’ to ‘deep organic’ where, rather than attempting to replace chemical fer-

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Michelle says. “I still think about that, and I’m still in awe every time I watch a plant go from seed to fruit.” “[The first year] was a near bust as the plants were tortured under the scorching Salt Lake City summer sun,” James says. “Despite the minimal results, what we did accomplish was to stumble upon something that we continue to pursue to ever deeper levels, and that is the joy of fully interacting with the biology of the planet.” Their second grow season, they planted straight in the soil and the outcome was “an abundance of edible chaos. We were proud of how tall our tomatoes were—amateurs,” James says. The fall of that year, James bought a house, and over the next three years, the couple xeris caped the front yard and developed the back yard into a more fully constructed garden with raised beds. James says that, then, he “stumbled onto one of my most important innovations: individual water spigots contained in each box. This allowed for a much cleaner vibe, with no hose traffic. Automated watering system: Now, we became amateurs with experience.” Soon after, Michelle purchased a house two doors down, and the couple set about clearing out the property’s wild yard. They tamed it to what was reasonable, and put in more grow boxes made from recycled lumber and international shipping pallets, which is still the method and aesthetic they prefer. They were now “amateurs with several projects under our belt.” Around 2005, the natural progression went from the couple’s space as a personal garden to them inviting friends into the mix, and they “went community garden with it. This was a fantastic approach, as it allowed us to

speed up our soil-building efforts and was a ton of fun farming with friends,” James says. “We began to really study the tricks of organic gardening—composting, mulching, companion planting, crop rotation.” In the summer of 2007, Michelle and James were married. “We grew all of our own flowers here—around 13 species of sunflowers and another six or eight other species to complement,” James says. This led to an unintentional lesson in soil fertility: “Sunflowers are a heavy feeder and sucked our soil empty. At this point we started to get really scientific about what we were doing, and started to eye our plants for nutrient deficiencies.” Over the next two years, the couple says that they really began ramping things up, with a pond in the back yard, installing a rainwater collection unit (which grew each year for the next three), adding bees into the mix and a large coop. To round things out, the Loomises have hop vines, myriad fruit and nut trees, and brew much of their own alcohol. They also began using cold frames to extend the grow season. In 2010, Michelle was awarded a grant, and they built a greenhouse at Hillcrest Junior High, where she taught science. “I had been interested in aquaponics for some time. In 2011 we got another grant and built a small 250-gallon system with 32 square feet of grow bed space. Seeing the reaction of everyone to the technology, and the fantastic rate of growth of the plants and fish, I’ve been scheming to go big ever since,” James says. And that brings us up to now. “It’s exciting when you reach that tipping point. Then things just start getting easier,” Michelle says.

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Onsen Farm. It’s an impressive setup with hot spring-heated greenhouses, fertile land and all the water they need for free (no small thing). Jumping into the opportunity to go fully professional with their sustainable food production, their goals are to break new ground. “The big goal is to eventually generate all of our fertility and farm inputs on site, as well as the food for our chickens and other livestock. We hope to break new ground in the field of aquaponics by generating all of the power for the system renewably on site, as well as regulate the water temperature using our hot and cold springs.”

The importance of education The Loomises have inspired more than a dozen of their friends and acquaintances to become gardeners, if not homesteaders, one of whom, Golden Gibson, will be taking over the Loomis homestead. James jokes that his family will be moving to Idaho to get a doctorate in food growing science, and Gibson will get the opportunity to earn his master’s. Throughout our dinner, the idea of education—while not explicitly stated by the Loomises—loomed large. And once they are settled at Onsen, this is what they hope to

contribute to the world of farming. “Our focus for teaching in the future will be hands-on Aquaponic System Construction, as well as hands-on Deep Organic Training and Permaculture workshops,” James says, emphasizing the importance of hands-on training. “We want to really dial in everything in the form of a financially viable working model of sustainable food production, with all of the key components of a model permaculture property, from food forests to greywater processing—all healthy and thriving for people to experience and participate in, not just hear about.” “If we let ‘permaculture’ and ‘sus-

tainability’ pass as trendy buzzwords,” Loomis continues, “without the deeper experience and connection that occurs with action, we are doomed to fail.” So… Despite James’ intentions to the contrary, it does seem like a ton of work. But the ton of fun is undeniable. Self reliance may result in fewer connections to major corporate entities, but it builds connections on a much more intimate and vital scale. The fruit of the Loomises’ labor is a community and a landscape made richer for their efforts. N Austen Diamond is a freelance writer and photographer living in Salt Lake City. His work can be found at AUSTENDIAMOND.COM.






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Location and name changes for Cosmic Spiral Earth Goods General Store is now in Downtown SLC Earth Goods General Store has moved to 327 East Broadway (300 South) in Salt Lake City. After six years at the 1300 South location, owner Thom Benedict says he wanted a new charming, cozy and comfortable space where he can continue to offer personal and household products that reflect the sustainable and green lifestyles that CATALYST readers value. The new location has the same hours, with free two-hour street parking in addition to parking in the building’s lot. The new location is convenient for current customers and Benedict believes it will further appeal to downtown apartment dwellers. The new store offers most of the products from the prior location, especially the most popular items, which are the refillable lotions, detergents, soaps and shampoos. ”We continue to be committed to serving the community in the best way we can, ” he says, ”by offering earth-friendly goods and supplies for your home, office, and lifestyle.” Open Mon-Sat, 10a to 7p. Sun, 11a-5p. Watch for details for a Grand Opening celebration here in CATALYST and WWW.EARTHGOODSGENERALSTORE.COM

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Sage’s Cafe is moving from its original location Sage’s Cafe will depart from its 300 South (Broadway) location, where it has been since its inception in 1999, announces founder and owner Ian Brandt. A new, larger space in the Granary District will be able to host late-night dining, special events, tastings and classes. The cafe will keep most of its classic dishes and add more international, eclectic flavors. “Sage’s Cafe will continue to serve completely plant-based cuisine with a focus on locally grown, sustainably produced, organic and GMO-free foods,” says Brandt. He is not ready to announce the exact location, but the Granary District covers about 19 blocks, bounded by 600 South, 300 West, 10th South and I-15. Brandt says many people are asking about what will happen to the arbor grape vines that front the current establishment. To him, they represent all the care and tending required for

the early years of launching a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Salt Lake. Brandt will take some cuttings to plant at the new location, where he says there is plenty of room to carry on the tradition. On Fri, 9/27, the cafe will host an Urban Art show as a goodbye celebration , along with a vine cutting ceremony. Artists may contact Ian Brandt (IAN@SAGESCAFE.COM); sculpture, junk art, outdoor art, visual, dance and more are all welcome, in recollection of Sage’s first open community art show in the summer of 1999.

Real Foods Market opens in Sugar House Real Foods Market, a Utah natural foods grocery owned by Redmond Heritage Farms, has opened a Sugar House location. With three other locations in Utah, the market wants to go beyond trends and offer simple, pure, chemicalfree foods that are as unprocessed as possible. “We are keeping it REAL ” is its operating

This month Cosmic Spiral is moving from its current 9th & 9th location to Holladay, in a location recently vacated by the Kaleidoscope Center. “We are transforming,” explain Cosmic Spiral owners Kitty and Walter Kortkamp. The new name will be Spiral Connections as they want the new location to reflect an increased emphasis of health and wellness services, classes and products, such as herbs, sound healing, hypnotherapy, massage therapy and more. 2290 E 4500 S Ste 120, SLC

Announcing the new Mindful Yoga Collective space for yoga and meditation Charlotte Bell, probably Salt Lake City’s longest-practicing yoga teacher (and CATALYST columnist), has finally opened her own yoga studio. With friends. Unique to the area, the teachers at the Mindful Yoga Collective studio specialize in what she terms “old-school yoga—the slowerpaced, more meditative traditional yoga practice. “My vision for this new collective is to create a place where Salt Lake’s most experienced and creative yoga teachers can teach small, traditional classes that focus on each individual student, a skill that takes decades to hone.” Teachers at Mindful Yoga Collective include Roz Newmark, Mary Johnston-Coursey, Jacqueline Morasco, Marlena Lambert, Carla Anderson, Sonia Witte and Bell, with more to come. The teachers’ collective experience represents over 150 years of yoga practice. Specializations include Iyengar, Krishnamacharya, Para Yoga, Relax & Renew Restorative Yoga, iRest Integrative Rest and Alignment Yoga. The space will also be available to rent for weekend workshops. Opening September 9 at 223 South 700 East. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM.

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BY DIANE OLSON icks are like little vampires. Teeny, tiny, little vampires, with a creepy-cool spidey sense that tells them when a host is approaching. Like their spider and scorpion cousins, ticks are arachnids. Unlike them, they are obligate temporary ectoparasites, meaning they have to feed on a host to complete their life cycles. Most hard ticks have four stages: egg, larvae, nymph and adult. (There are also soft ticks, but we’re ignoring them.) Each post-egg stage requires a single blood meal from a different species of host, usually starting with a rodent and moving on to larger


Many tick-borne diseases have flu-like symptoms, and that ambiguity is why it’s important to preserve the tick after you remove it. While many veterinarians are attuned to tick diseases, most physicians are not. mammals. It can take up to three years to complete the process, though most ticks die before they reach adulthood because they don’t successfully ambush a host. And that’s probably a good thing for us, as ticks are second only to mosquitoes for spreading disease to humans. They can contract bloodborne pathogens from any one of their hosts and pass it to the next. We don’t have to worry about the larvae. Nymphs are another matter. Like the adults, poppyseed-sized nymphs have slippery, hard-toscratch-off bodies and hook-like claws. Both nymphs and adults hang

out alongside trails, “questing” for a host—extending the front legs to expose the Haller’s organ, a nifty unit that detects vibrations, moisture, body heat and carbon dioxide. Once a potential host is located, some species passively wait for it to brush by, while others pursue, albeit slowly. If a nymph is successful, it scuttles into a moist, hairy niche and commences sucking. After four or five days, it falls off and morphs into an adult. Adults may stay on the host longer, alternately feeding and mating. Because they’re minuscule, nymphs often go unnoticed, and so infect more people and pets than adults do. Though less ticky than humid states, Utah has plenty of the little suckers; most commonly the Rocky Mountain wood tick and the American dog tick. Closely related, they transmit many of the same diseases, including Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia and tick paralysis. We also have Western blacklegged ticks and—maybe—deer ticks, both of which can transmit Lyme disease, anaplasmosis and more. There’s a debate about whether or not Utah’s Western blacklegged ticks carry Lyme disease, with the state saying “No they don’t” and a bunch of infected Utahns saying, “Uh, yes they do.” Even if our native ticks don’t carry Lyme disease, it’s likely that the deer ticks entering the state aboard white-tailed deer do. So while the risk of Lyme disease has been negligible to non-existent, it may increase along with our population of whitetailed deer, which are migrating across the country via cornfields. While not every tick harbors disease, it’s best to be vigilant. And September through November is basically last call at the tick bar, and you do not want to be the site of a tick orgy. Ticks quest from ground level to about knee-high, so wear long pants or snug-legged shorts when hiking or working around tall grass and

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shrubs. Definitely don’t go commando (for so many reasons). When you get home, shower immediately. If you take your dog, bathe or groom it within four hours. If you do find an embedded tick, get it off—fast. (See sidebar.) It takes 24-36 hours for a tick to transmit disease, so you do have a grace period. If, unfortunately, you or your pet become infected, it can take anywhere from one to 90 days to manifest. Many tick-borne diseases have flulike symptoms, and that ambiguity is why it’s important to preserve the tick. Because while many veterinarians are attuned to tick diseases, most physicians are not. So be proactive. For information on symptoms and treatments, see CDC.GOV/TICKS/DISEASES. u 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).

How to remove a tick Using tweezers, grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible. Gently and steadily pull upward. Don’t squeeze! If the mouthparts break off in the skin, carefully lift them out with a sterile needle. Clean the site thoroughly. If you don’t have tweezers, use a tissue or other barrier between your skin and the tick; don’t touch it with bare hands. Next, tape the tick to a piece of paper with the day’s date and put it into a baggie. Save for at least three months. That way, if you or your pet become ill, your care provider will know tick-borne disease is a possibility.

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Dance is like a box of vegetables A preview of the 2013-14 performing dance season BY AMY BRUNVAND eason tickets are like Community Supported Agriculture for the soul. Just as your weekly box of locally grown organic vegetables nourishes your body and supports a local community of farmers, your season tickets support a vibrant local community of dancers, actors and musicians and provide a guaranteed audience for the theatrical equivalent of kohlrabi and garlic scapes ( yum!). Watching a live performance versus one on screen is often like the difference between eating those woody grocery store Roma tomatoes and sinking your teeth into delectable vine-fresh heirloom Tigerellas. Not to stretch the vegetable metaphor too thin, but it’s a good bet that when your parents nagged you to “eat your peas” they weren’t talking about newly picked spring peas eaten straight from the pod, and one compensation for the end of the farmers’ market season is a harvest of brand new dance performances. Don’t limit yourself to just the big-name performers—Salt Lake City has so many small dance companies, touring performances, dance schools and recreational dancers that it’s hard to keep track of it all. But now is the time to buy season tickets for whatever dance, theater or company you like. You’ll become part of a local community and have something to look forward to all winter long. Here’s a preview of the 2013-2014 dance season: This season SB Dance is offering season tickets which makes me very happy because sometimes


their shows are sold out. Subscribers get an invitation to all opening night parties. Stephen Brown says that the Alternative Halloween Horror Show for Curious Adults “is going to be rad” and plus, it features a human cannonball. SB Dance:

Circus artist Tandy Beal (who choreographed the wonderful Here After Here last year) is creating a new show that will debut in January. The April performance features a new collaboration from visionary University of Utah professor Ellen Bromburg who pretty much singlehandedly introduced dance-for-the-camera to Salt Lake City.

If you have been following Ballet West on the TV show “Breaking Pointe,” you’ll want to see your favorite reality TV stars on stage. The season starts in November with a program that includes Petite Mort, the dance with the little underpants and dangerous looking weapons that the company was rehearsing in “Breaking Pointe” season one. The eroticism of the ballet invites a certain amount of sniggering on TV (“I would say in Petite Mort, the sword stands for your penis,” says Ronnie) but it is absolutely ravishing on stage. It’s also the 50th anniversary of the company, so expect some celebratory touches in Nutcracker (December), Sleeping Beauty (February), Rite of Spring (April) and Innovations (May).

Don’t worry, RW fans. Former Ririe-Woodbury artistic director Charlotte Boye-Christensen hasn’t left town. She just wants to put energy into her own newly formed company, NOW International Dance. The inaugural performance of the new company was The Wedding this past July in the ritually appropriate atmosphere of Salt Lake City Masonic Temple. The company is planning to stage a version of Goethe’s Faust that includes dance and puppets, but since NOW ID doesn’t sell season tickets you’ll have to watch carefully for the exact performance date.


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Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, also celebrating its 50th Birthday, has a new artistic director. Daniel Charon has replace Charlotte BoyeChristensen. In the 2013-2014 season it will be fun to get to know Mr. Charon while taking a look back at formative works by Joan Woodbury and Shirley Ririe.

Compared to Ballet West and Ririe-Woodbury, Repertory Dance Theatre is a youngster—only 48 years old. Perhaps that’s why they are planning a season ...brought to you by the letter “L”. The themes of thia year’s performances are Legacy, Lively, Levity and Land. Highlights include José Limón’s Missa Brevis (1958) in October and an allages show in November that promises to be very “Lively.” The annual Charette fundraiser in Februrary (“Levity”) remains one of the best introductions ever to the art of Modern Dance.

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For fans of musical theater, Pioneer Memorial Theatre is doing Something’s Afoot (September), a comical murder mystery; Elf, The Musical (December) based on the beloved holiday movie, and Sweet Charity (May). There are bound to be some show stoppers! u Pioneer Memorial Theatre: PIONEERTHEATRE.ORG

And who can argue with free? LoveDANCEmore has scheduled fall performances of the Mudson work-in-progress series for September 16, October 21 and November 18 at the Masonic Temple Ballroom (650 E. South Temple). Now is the time to write the dates on your calendar. LoveDANCEMore: LOVEDANCEMORE.ORG Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast.

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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.



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Anja Intuition BY TODD MANGUM, M.D.

Location: between the eyebrows. Governs: circadian rhythms. Main issue: intuition. Externalizes: as the pineal gland. Element: light. When balanced: we feel imaginative. Color: is a harmonic of INDIGO. Key words: vision, seeing, sleep, dreams, trance, clairvoyance, color, rainbow, psychedelic, holographic. Influences: eyes, nose, sinuses, forehead, occiput. Deficiencies: manifest as hopelessness, despair and a lack of vision and insight. Excesses: appear as hallucinations, schizophrenia and manic behavior. Imbalances: manifest as sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, frontal headaches, mood disorders, sleep disturbances, insomnia, blindness and eye diseases like conjunctivitis, keratitis and retinopathy. Through the fifth chakra we experienced the vibrations of sound. Through the sixth, carried on the vibrations of light, we can transcend physical limitation and journey to other dimensions and realms. Here through meditation, visions and dreams we can summon the power of color and light. Cultures throughout history have understood this possi-

bility. Since the beginning of time shamans have, with the aid of totem animals and psychoactive plant allies, opened their third eye seeking enlightenment. The Sun continuously bathes the Earth with its entire living electromagnetic light spectrum. These emanations are both information and energy. This spectrum includes the intensely powerful, high frequency cosmic, gamma, X and ultraviolet rays on one side and infrared, radio, TV and electric waves on the other. Between ultraviolet and infrared, we have the colors of the rainbow, from low energy red on through orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo to high energy violet. How is it we presently fear something so much that energizes every cell of our being, that we in fact owe our very existence to? Certainly extreme Sun exposure has its consequences, but now people shield themselves in every way from sunlight with creams, glasses, hats, clothes and staying inside. I do not believe in the inherent toxicity of the Sun but instead think we have somehow polluted the effects of its rays the same way we have polluted everything else. Natural light, fresh air, pure water and clean food are the essentials of life. Stop and think: Do you really believe talking on your cell phone, covered in chemical sunscreens, driving 60 miles per hour is safer than a modest amount of sunlight? The endocrine gland which interfaces with the sixth chakra is the pineal gland. It is the size of a pea and is located in the geometric center of the head in a cavity known as the third ventricle of the brain. In some animals the pineal is still located very near the surface of the forehead and is directly influenced by light radiation. In humans, the influence of light is mediated through the retina of the eyes and propagated along a complex nervous pathway to the pineal gland. The pineal secretes the hormone melatonin which is responsible for synchronizing our internal rhythms with those of the natural world around us. Melatonin affects virtually every cell of the body. It plays a pivotal role in regulating hormonal levels, sleep-wake cycles, body temperature, immunity, reproductive capacity and longevity. Melatonin is a potent antioxidant and has been used in numerous therapeutic regimens from treating cancers to preventing cardiovascular disease. Melatonin secretion is inhibited

by light and stimulated by darkness. Levels are normally low during the day and begin to increase in the evening, reaching their peak after midnight. Production reaches its peak during early childhood and then declines throughout one’s life. Melatonin’s most familiar and popular usage is for the treatment of insomnia. It has been named “nature’s sleeping pill.” The amounts needed to successfully treat insomnia vary widely. Some people don’t respond at all. Recommendations range from 300 micrograms to 10 milligrams. There is no universally accepted dosage or schedule for its long-term use. One milligram or less, however, is generally regarded as quite safe. Melatonin has also been used extensively to minimize the drag many experience referred to as jet lag. Three milligrams taken the first three nights one hour before bedtime at your new destination has been shown to be the best regimen. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression which was found to occur most often in late fall and throughout the winter. Melatonin was mistakenly suspected as the cause of SAD. It was assumed that the

longer periods of darkness increased the production of melatonin which then caused the depression. The real problem is an insufficient exposure to bright morning light which stimulates the brain to produce the mood elevating neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. With our increasing photon phobia, SAD may be an increasing cause of depression all year long. The cycle of production of both melatonin and

The pineal secretes the hormone melatonin which is responsible for synchronizing our internal rhythms with those of the natural world around us. Melatonin affects virtually every cell of the body. the neurotransmitters can be disrupted by stress, many medications and erratic sleep schedules. Chaotic electromagnetic fields from computers, power lines, cell phones and microwaves all can be particularly problematic. Anything which requires electricity to power it will generate an electromagnetic field. Luckily, most gizmos don’t pose any problems unless they are within inches of the body. This is why sleeping under electric blankets or very close to power cords and outlets is considered unwise. Electrical appliances with spinning motors like fans, however, can generate fields which can radiate several feet or more depending upon the size and type of the motor. Those who are particularly prone to SAD can suffer not only from insufficient sunlight in any season but also from an unbalanced spectrum of light emitted by most indoor lighting. Regular florescent lighting is especially problematic for those who suffer from SAD. Florescent lighting has been shown to increase the incidence of problems from headaches to ADHD. The best treatment for SAD, and a fine idea for most everyone else, is getting outside each morning for 30 minutes of bright unfiltered light exposure. If this isn’t practical or possible, there are special light boxes which are both bright enough and balanced to mimic some of the benefits sunlight provides. Both incandescent and fluorescent bulbs are available which emit a spectrum of light closer in composition to that of Sun. These bulbs are available at health food stores and through catalogues marketing earth-friendly and health-enhancing products. All seven chakras are associated with one color of the rainbow, from red at the root to violet at the crown. It is through the sixth chakra, however, that we are able to envision the entirety of their kaleidoscopic beauty. To activate your sixth chakra and open your third eye, hang prisms in windows to cast rainbows around your home. Practice creative visualization. Trust your intuition. Use your imagination. Keep a dream journal. Celebrate the Solstices. We need both the light of day and the dark of night to realize our full visual capacity. With one we are able to see the beauty that surrounds us, with the other during our dreams we can see the beauty within. u Todd Mangum, MD, is director of the Web of Life Wellness Center in downtown Salt Lake City. WEBOFLIFEWC.COM

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Did you know? The Avenues Street Fair began in the 1970s as a remodeling tool exchange. It expanded into a home tour event to see everyone’s handiwork with the tools, and over the last 35-plus years has become a much anticipated event in Salt Lake City. Arts, crafts, information and food booths. CATALYST is a proud sponsor of the Avenues Street Fair. Come see us there!

Open meeting: The role of arts in South Salt Lake Join a discussion with experts in the role of arts education and events to enrich community life. The meeting allows members of the community to reach out for their future vision of the artistic expression in South Salt Lake. Pioneer Craft House, Sept. 11, 6:30p. Granite Peaks High, 501 E 3900 S. PIONEERCRAFTHOUSE.COM

Avenues Street Fair, Sept. 7, 9a-6p. First Avenue between P and U Streets. SLC-AVENUES.ORG

U of U Science Trivia Tournament Attend the U’s College of Science biannual Science Trivia Tournament. Test your science skills against other teams to win prizes and bragging rights of total science supremacy. Science Trivia Tournament, Sept. 10, 6:30p. The Green Pig, 31 E 400 S. Free. UTAH.EDU

Infant massage free presentation An interactive class series which incorporates heart opening/centering and laughter exercises with an infant massage routine. Research shows that massaging helps infants sleep deeper and longer, have an increase attachment to their parents and become more active and alert. Infant massage presentation, Sept. 12, 10-11a. Vitalize Community Studio, 2154 South Highland Dr. Free. VITALIZESUGARHOUSE.COM

Guerrilla Girls at the UMFA In 1985, a group of female artists founded the Guerrilla Girls to shed light on discrimination in the art world through provocative activism, wearing gorilla masks to hide their true identities. Today, they continue their legacy as important contributors to the causes of feminism and social change.

20th Annual Tomato Sandwich Party / Fall Plant Sale An afternoon at the Grateful Tomato Garden sampling this year’s tomato harvest. Taste varieties of heirloom tomatoes grown in the Youth Gardens or purchase vegetable starts and seeds at the fall plant sale. There will also be live music and fun activities for kids, so bring the whole family. Tomato Sandwich Party/Fall Plant Sale, Sept. 7, 11a-2p. Grateful Tomato Garden, 800 S 600 E. Free. WASATCHGARDENS.ORG

Gigantic rummage sale Thousands of items including knickknacks, furniture, sports equipment, jewelry, appliances, clothing, linens, toys and more. Bag sale will be from 12-2 p.m. The hall will close at 2 p.m. and re-open at 2:15—when everything will be free. Ten percent of the proceeds will go to a local charity to be voted on by the parish later in September. Gigantic Rummage Sale, Sept. 6&7, 8a-8p, All Saints Church, 1710 Foothill Dr. ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG

Multicultural Performing Arts Festival A family-oriented festival highlighting diverse international ethnic performing arts and artists, such as Lac Viet Ban, Eastern Arts, Kenshin Taiko Japanese drummers, Mariachi America and Little Feathers Native American children’s group. Multicultural Performing Arts Festival, Sept. 7, 9:30a. Pioneer Park, 350 S 300 W. Free.

The Secret Life of Bees Set amid the hotbed of racial tensions in the 1960s South, writer-director Gina PrinceBythewood’s drama is based on Sue Monk Kidd’s best-selling novel of the same name. Lily Owens is haunted by her mother’s death, and flees to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping. The Secret Life of Bees, Sept. 10, 7p. City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

Guerrilla Girls at the UMFA, Sept. 12, 5p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. Free,but tickets are required. UMFA.UTAH.EDU ALL TICKETS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CLAIMED.

20th Annual Unity World Day of Prayer A day for Pray Treatment, Reiki, hypnotherapy, Pranic Healing and other modalaities for healing and well-being under this year’s theme: “Living Well: Nurturing Mind, Body and Spirit”. World Day of Prayer, Sept. 12, 7p. Unity Spiritual Community, 273 E 800 S. Donations accepted. UNITYOFSALTLAKE.ORG

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In Transition 2.0 screening

Winos for Rhinos

Transition Salt Lake presents a documentary that showcases the work of Transition communities worldwide. People are rethinking and re-designing that way they live, from growing food to establishing community energy systems. Discussion follows the screening.

A ‘safari style’ conservation wine tasting event in conjunction with a wildlife photography auction held at the Leonardo. Enjoy eclectic and African, Asian and Indian inspired food pairings prepared by critically acclaimed chef Jen Gilroy of the Meditrina restaurant, all to benefit wild rhinos.

In Transition 2.0 screening, Sept. 12, 6:30-8:45p. City Library (Conf. Rm. B.), 210 E 400 S. Free. TRANSITIONSALTLAKE.ORG

Winos for Rhinos, Sept. 21, 6:30-10p. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $75. THELEONARDO.ORG

Melon Nights UMFA: Artist talk and panel discussion with Martha Wilson

The Human Scale A screening of the documentary that focuses on the Danish architect Jan Gehl who systematically studied human behavior in cities. His work, inspired the creation of walking streets, the building and improvements of bike paths and the reorganization of parks, squares and other public spaces. The Human Scale, Sept. 17, 7p. City Library, 210 E 400 S. Free. UTAHFILMCENTER.ORG

Martha Wilson will deliver a presentation about her work, which will be followed by a lively panel discussion with the artist and regional scholars. Get inspiration from the “Martha Wilson: Staging the Self” exhibition on display and make a statement with your art through contemporary collage portraits. Be your own cutting-edge contemporary artist. Artist Talk and Panel Discussion with Martha Wilson, Sept. 18, 5p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Center Campus Dr. Free. UMFA.UTAH.EDU. Collage Portraits, Sept. 21, 1-4p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Center Campus Dr. Free. UMFA.UTAH.EDU

The Solar Saucer Cosmonauts will be touching down at the Jenk Star Ranch for another barn raiser with all new workshops, clinics and projects designed to grow the community—and, with that, create an artistic oasis. Melon Nights will be powered sustainably with solar and wind energy built entirely out of recycled materials. See website for full schedule. Melon Nights. Sept. 26-29. Jenk Star Ranch, 230 Corral Reef Road. JENKSTAR.COM

Salt Lake City Gem Faire Moab International Film Festival

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Featuring some of the most award-winning hit cinema from the world of independent film. Viewings will include The New Black, on Indie wire’s list of “50 Indie Films

Moab International Film Festival, SEPT. 20-22, 12-6A. Star Hall, 25 E Center St, Moab. MOABFILMFESTIVAL.ORG

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Classes and demos throughout the weekend, complete with fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver and more. More than 100 exhibitors from around the world will be onsite. Salt Lake City Gem Faire, Sept. 27-29, 10a-5p. South Towne Exposition Center (exhibit hall 5), 9575 South State Street. $7. GEMFAIR.COM


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Russell Delman in SLC Cultivating the “embodied life�



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ussell Delman is the founder of the Embodied Life School, which teaches an approach to human transformation based on the integration of embodied movement, embodied meditation and embodied self-inquiry. All of the Embodied Life practices focus on being fully present in authentic, warm-hearted and curious ways to life’s unfolding. He has been teaching embodied awareness since 1975 Delman bases his work on more than 40 years of research. A longtime student of zen master Shunryu Suzuki, he has also studied or worked closely with Moshe Feldenkrais (the creator of the Feldenkrais Method), Robert Hall (founder of the Lomi School), Eugene Gendlin (who developed the method of Focusing) and Mother Teresa in India. Delman teaches around the world, particularly in Germany, Switzerland, France and around the US. While in Salt Lake City, he will give a free talk on the topic of Gratitude and Grace at Avenues Yoga. A weekend workshop at Snowbird follows. In his evening talk, he’ll explore these questions: Is it possible that “grace� is constantly available to us? Can one experience this shower of blessings without denying the challenges, pain and disappointments? Might the very act of opening to “Grace� beget a graceful relationship to life? Is gratitude the spontaneous, natural response to these blessings? During the weekend seminar, participants will explore becoming intimate with the living moment through meditation, movement and inquiry. Delman says this intimacy requires learning about our habits of “absencing�(the opposite of presencing.) Patterns of disconnecting from the moment respond gratefully to warm-hearted presence, he says. “When our habits are either fought against or ignored, they will control us through unhelpful, compul-

sive behaviors.� Embodied Meditation, according to Delman, as a direct way for cultivating intimacy with our own body/mind and friendliness toward our lives. Embodied Meditation is based in an atmosphere of openness and kindness as we bring presence to the thoughts, feelings and sensations that arise from moment to moment. The workshop will also include Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons, a neurologically based approach to eliminating ineffective habits of standing, breathing, sitting and walking as well as unconscious contractions due to stress reactions. These compulsions are the infrastructure for disease and self-limiting behaviors. “Our natural healing and learning capacity can be liberated through these movement lessons,� says Delman. And then there is Guided Inquiry, a study of our physical/mental habits, belief structures and relational and communication patterns. The goal will be to listen deeply to the wisdom of our bodies and become free from ineffective behavioral patterns.u Russell Delman: “Gratitude and Grace� Avenues Yoga (68 K Street, SLC) Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30pm Free Weekend with Russell Delman: An Embodied Life—Cultivating Intimacy with Living Cliff Lodge (Snowbird) Sept 14-15, 10am-5pm $225 Organisers: Carl & Erin Rabke Info: BODYHAPPY.COM

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Real Foods grand opening The grand opening party for the new Sugar House location. Featuring live music, vendors, food tasting, prizes and give-aways. Local farmers from Redmond will be onsite with baby farm animals, as well as to discuss the nature behind natural and grass-fed farming. Also: raw milk! Real Foods grand opening, Sept. 28, 12-4p. 2209 South Highland Dr. Free. REALFOODSMARKET.COM

Diversity Lecture: “Academics as Activists” Highly sought-after public intellectual, author, speaker and NPR radio host Michael Eric Dyson will discuss issues such as race, class, hip-hop culture, institutionalized racism, love and justice. Diversity Lecture: “Academics as Activists”, Oct. 1, 7:30p. Westminster College, 1840 S 1300 E. Free.

Plant ahead: Eat Local Week Eat Local Week is a partnership between the Downtown Alliance, Wasatch Community Gardens and Slow Food Utah that aims to increase awareness of our local food system. Eat Local Week is a fun and exciting way to get a better understanding of where your food comes from. Also: The Eat Local Challenge. The Challenge is simple: Eat as local as you can. Choose a couple of food groups to get locally and stay true to them, eat as locally as possible for a week, be creative—but be sure it is challenging and educational for you and your family. See website for more details. Eat Local Week, Oct. 5-12, Statewide. SLOWFOODUTAH.ORG

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recently sat a 10-day silent Insight Meditation retreat. A friend once compared these sitting marathons to extreme sports, calling them “extreme sitting.� It’s kind of true. We sat for almost eight hours every day, alternating with five hours of walking meditation, in 45-minute increments. In 1988, when I first started going to silent retreats, I was surprised by how rig-


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Ease with a twist Parvrtta Sukkhasana BY CHARLOTTE BELL of opposites� in your life. If practiced with ease and without aggression, asana helps us lose the drama. Sukkhasana is most often translated as “Easy Pose.� However, many people don’t find it so easy. Those whose hip joints do not easily externally rotate or whose hamstrings, outer thigh muscles, hip rotators or quadriceps are tight find it downright difficult. I prefer to interpret Sukkhasana as “Pose of Ease.� So even if the pose isn’t easy, most of us can find ease

feel the knobby spinous processes poking out, your lumbar curve is convex rather than concave. Add more height under your pelvis. In my book, Yoga for Meditators, I devote an entire chapter to finding the right sitting position, and how to choose the right seat (zafu vs. vshaped cushion vs. bench vs. blankets vs. chair). Cross your legs, drawing your ankles in close to your pubic bones. If you feel discomfort in either knee, elevate it by placing a folded blanket or yoga block underneath. Ground your pelvis as you lengthen your spine upward. Now scoot your right sit bone back an inch or two. Turn your torso to the right and place

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orous it was for my body to sit that long, with burning, stabbing, pulsating, vibrating, piercing sensations pretty much everywhere in my body. My mind compounded the suffering with its constant complaining. The physical practice of yoga asana was developed to make sitting meditation easier by smoothing out agitation; untying stubborn knots; and creating continuity in the legs, hips and spine. My teacher B.K.S. Iyengar said, “Practicing asana relaxes the body to create a peaceful environment for the mind to dwell.� If your body is unable to settle, your mind will have a much more difficult time becoming quiet. While my most recent “extreme sitting� experience revealed a few new areas of tension, I was pleased to note that my mind no longer escalates the discomfort by adding drama to it. There was no aversion, judging or mental whining. The sensations were simply what my body happened to be doing at the time, and it was all okay. When you are able to be at ease in asana practice, the sutras say “you will no longer be upset by the play

in it with a little help. Elevating your rear above your ankles is the most essential element of ease in sitting, even if you’re flexible. Elevating your pelvis encourages it to tilt slightly forward. When that happens, your spine can more easily form its healthy “S� curves, which allow it to maintain a vertical position without our having to exert a lot of energy. Maintaining your curves is particularly important when we add a spinal rotation to Sukkhasana. When we practice Parvrtta (Rotated) Sukkhasana, keeping the spine curvy helps keep our intervertebral discs from being compressed in the process of turning. Adding a twist to Sukkhasana before you settle into sitting meditation can release tension in the spinal muscles for a more comfortable physical experience, and can smooth your nervous system by shifting you toward the parasympathetic (rest and digest) side of your autonomic nervous system. This helps create the conditions for a quieter mind. Start by sitting on a zafu cushion or firm, folded blanket. Reach back and feel your lumbar spine. If you

your left hand on the outside of your right thigh. Rotate to about 90% of your capacity and breathe deeply. Note how the breath asks your body to move. Does your body move into or out of the twist on the in-breath? How does your body naturally move on the out-breath? Allow your breath to guide you into the asana. Is your left arm forcing you to rotate further? If so, relax it. Do not force your body to continue moving further if your inhalation or exhalation asks your body to retreat. Take five to 10 deep, full breaths. Return to the center, squaring your pelvis, and check in with what you feel. Switch the cross of your legs and repeat on the other side. The yoga sutras define mastery of asana as the point when “all effort is relaxed and the mind is absorbed in the Infinite.� There’s nothing in the sutras about pushing past your physical limits or rocking fancy poses. Sukkhasana, above all, is meant to be a pose of ease. And that is the definition of asana. u Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher, author and musician who lives in Salt Lake City.

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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 refreshing Violet Mocha or Mango & Basil smoothie with your delicious homemade lunch. SOLCAFE999@GMAIL.COM. Coffee Garden 254 S. Main, inside the former Sam Weller’s Books and 900 E. 900 S. 355-4425. High-end espresso, delectable pastries & desserts. Great places to people watch. M-Thur 6a-11p; Fri 6a12p, Sat 7a-12p, Sun 7a-11p. Wifi. Cafe SuperNatural Organic, locally grown, gluten-free, fresh cooked to order, raw foods, fresh juices and smothies, superfood shakes, great food to go or dine-in. Discounts for Prana Yoga participants. Located in Prana Yoga. Free convenient parking in Trolley Square’s 600 East parking garage. Mon-Sat 10a-9p: Sun 10-3p. Wifi. Dodo 1355 East 2100 So. 801.486-BIRD (2473) Sugar House Park. Serving Salt Lake for over 30 years. Homemade soups, in-house smoked turkey, arti-

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Healing Mountain Massage School FB 801-355-6300. 363 S. 500 East, Ste. 210 (enter off of 500 East). HEALINGMOUNTAINSPA.COM Stress Buster CALL!3 801-243-4980. 1104 Ashton Ave., #114 (Sugar House). Ginger Blaisdell, LMT, NCTMB. The core of her practice consists of orthopedic bodywork along with CranioSacral 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 including chronic fatigue, HIV infection, allergies, digestive disturbances and fibromyalgia. He also designs programs to maintain health & wellness. WWW.WEBOFLIFEWC.COM NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS Cameron Wellness Center 3/14 801-486-4226. 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 vibrantly and support your natural healing ability. He focuses on hormonal balancing, including thyroid, adrenal, women’s hormones, blood sugar regulation; gastrointestinal disorders and allergies. Detoxification, food allergy testing and comprehensive hormonal testing available. EASTSIDENATURALHEALTH.COM 2/14 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 2/14 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 self-corrective mechanisms to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. UofU provider. WWW.PRECISIONPHYSICALTHERAPYUT.COM REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Planned Parenthood of Utah 6/14 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 1/14 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 WORKSHOPS & TRAINING McKay Method School of Energy Healing.. 877.767.2425. MCKAYMETHOD.COM.

MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNTING Chart Bookkeeping8/14 801.718-1235. M’Lisa Patterson. Qualified and dependable small- to medium-sized business bookkeeping services. QuickBooks expert. My office or yours. MPATTERSON@CHARTBOOKKEEPING.COM 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 POETRY Rumi Poetry 6/14 Good poetry enriches our culture and nourishes our soul. Rumi Poetry Club (founded in 2007) celebrates spiritual poetry of Rumi and other masters as a form of meditation. Free meetings first Tuesday (7 pm) of month at AndersonFoothill Library 1135 S 2100 E. WWW.RUMIPOETRYCLUB.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 8/14 740 S 300 W, SLC, UT, 84101. 801-355-6375. Established in 1994 by Sifu Jerry Gardner and Jean LaSarre Gardner. Traditional-style training in the classical martial arts of T’ai Chi, Wing Chun Kung-Fu, and T’ai Chi Chih (qi gong exercises). Children’s classes in Wing Chun KungFu. Located downstairs from Urgyen Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple. WWW.REDLOTUSSCHOOL.COM, REDLOTUS@REDLOTUS.CNC.NET YOGA INSTRUCTORS Mindful Yoga: Charlotte Bell FB 801-355-2617. E-RYT-500 & Iyengar certified. Cultivate strength, vitality, serenity, wisdom and grace. Combining clear, well-informed instruction with ample quiet time, these classes encourage each student to discover his/her own yoga. Classes include meditation, pranayama (breath awareness) and yoga nidra (yogic sleep) as well as physical practice of asana. Public & private classes, workshops in a supportive, noncompetitive environment since 1986. WWW.CHARLOTTEBELLYOGA.COM YOGA STUDIOS Avenues Yoga 12/13 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 Mountain Yoga—Sandy (formerly Bikram) 801.501.YOGA [9642]. 9343 S 1300 E. Offering hot yoga classes to the Salt Lake Valley for the past 10 years. Locals-only 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. WWW.MOUNTAINYOGASANYD.COM 3/14

Centered City Yoga 9/13 801-521-YOGA (9642). 918 E. 900 S. Centered City Yoga is often likened to that famous TV “hangout” where everybody knows your name, sans Norm (and the beer, of course). We offer more than 100 classes a week, 1,000 hourteacher trainings, monthly retreats and workshops to keep Salt Lake City CENTERED and SANE. WWW.CENTEREDCITYYOGA.COM THE SHOP Yoga Studio 10/13 435-649-9339. Featuring Anusara Yoga. Inspired fun and opening in one of the most amazing studios in the country. Classes,

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

Vedic Harmony—Jyotish Astrology 942-5876. TARAJAGA@EARTHLINK.NET ENERGY HEALING Kristen Dalzen, LMT 2/14 801.467.3306. 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 Isis Botanicals 2/14 480-772-6577. Salt Lake City, UT Products/services to nurture your body, calm your mind, soothe your soul. 30+ years’ experience. Wellness through scent, movement, energy. Holistic practice integrates Reiki, Aromatherapy/essential oils, Shamanic Pathworking, yoga, chakra cleansing/balancing, Egyptian Cartouche readings. Custom blend a scent unique to you. IYATA@ISISBOTANICALS.COM, WWW.ISISBOTANICALS.COM Shari Philpott-Marsh9/13 Energy Medicine / Shamanic Healer 801-599-8222. Overwhelmed? Stuck? Pushed and pulled by forces that interfere with your peace of mind? Shamanic healing cuts to the root of the problem. I intuitively unwind the core issues, recalibrate your energy body, and bring you to a place of strength and clarity. Core emotional clearing; mental reprogramming; soul retrieval; past life reconciliation; spirit guide activation; elimination of dark forces / interdimensional interference. I also love mentoring healers. WWW.RADIANCEYOGA.ORG PALM READINGS Elias Caress 9/13 801.783-6058. Highly experienced palm reader available for private readings or for multiple readings at private events. Tarot and hypnosis also available. Downtown area, additional charge for travel. Accepts credit cards. More information at WWW.ELIASCARESS.COM. 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.COMFB

Margaret Ruth 801-575-7103. My psychic and tarot readings are a conversation with your guides. Enjoy MR’s blog at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET & send me your ideas and suggestions. WWW.MARGARETRUTH.COM Nicholas Stark 7/13 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon.

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WORKSHOPS, TRAININGFB Monroe Institute Excursion Workshop. 970.683.8194. WWW.CINDYLYN.COM FB

PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH THERAPY/COUNSELING 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. Integrate 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

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Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/14 801-582-2705, 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. STEVE@KARMASHRINK.COM. Blog: WWW.KARMASHRINK .COM Diane St John, Personal and Life Coaching I help people make those changes that are difficult to make and see themselves the way they want to be seen. I have over 30 years of experience working with body, mind, health and relationship issues. My background includes SE Trauma Resolution, Perceptual shifting with EVOX, Voice Dialogue and Continuum Movement. 801-935-4787. WWW.PATHSOFCONNECTION.COM. 3/14 Don St John, Ph.D. Body-Centered Psychotherapy 6/14 801 935-4787 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

Life Long Learning Class Learn from Salt Lake’s preeminent psychic and tarot instructor, Margaret Ruth Offered by University of Utah Lifelong Learning at its Murray Campus, off the I-15

Psychic Experiential: Ancient and Modern Techniques Thursday evenings 09/19/2013 - 10/10/2013 Enhance creative thinking, expand intuitive ability, and explore paths to increased psychic awareness as you gain exposure to a buffet of techniques and exercises; dream work, creative visualization, meditation, palmistry, numerology, runes, scrying, channeling, auras, tarot, journaling, and more. Tuition: $129 + Special Fee: $14.00 = $144.00

Reading the Tarot Thursday evenings 10/24/2013 - 11/21/2013 In this well-rounded, comprehensive beginning class, you will learn how to read the Tarot. You can expect to be reading by the end of the first class! Special fee includes handout materials. Tuition: $129 + Special Fee: $10.00 = $139.00

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The Talking Trail 801-551-7769. The Talking Trail™ combines compassionate coaching with the physical benefits of walking. Utilizing mindfulness and positive psychology, we’ll increase awareness while working in nature. Traditional office visits also available (insurance not accepted). SHAMANIC PRACTICE The Infinite Within 10/13 John Knowlton. 801-263-3838. WWW.THEINFINITEWITHIN.COM

Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/14 801-531-8051. 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.

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SPIRITUAL PRACTICE ORGANIZATIONS All Saints Episcopal Church. 801.581.0380. Foothill Dr. at 17th S. WWW.ALLSAINTSSLC.ORG.

Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/13 801-268-1137. 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 8/14 801-328-4629. 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 Fred Coyote, Author & Teacher of Spirituality

801.493.5644. Nondual, non-dogmatic teachings on spirituality, focused on spiritual awakening and embracing the whole Self—body, mind, spirituality, emotions, sexuality. Classes on True Meditation and Sacred Sexuality. Habla español. WWW.FREDCOYOTE.ORG10/13 Two Arrows Zen Center (formerly Boulder Mountain Zendo). 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG FB

Vedic Harmonyfree duplicate 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 POETRY Rumi Poetry Good poetry enriches our culture and nourishes our soul. Rumi Poetry Club (founded in 2007) celebrates spiritual poetry of Rumi and other masters as a form of meditation. Free meetings first Tuesday (7 pm) of month at AndersonFoothill Library 1135 S 2100 E. WWW.RUMIPOETRYCLUB.COM



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September 2013 Osho Zen Tarot: Postponement, New Vision, The Miser Medicine Cards: Moose, Snake, Raven Mayan Oracle: Mystical Power, Manifestation, Transformer Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ten of Cups, Prince of Wands, Five of Disks Aleister Crowley Deck: Debauch, Disappointment, Sorrow Healing Earth Tarot: Grandmother of Shields, Six of Shields, Eight of Pipes Words of Truth: Forbearance, Addiction, Inappropriate Place

hope not. You have within you the mystical power to transform your life into something that inspires others with your truth, vulnerability and authenticity. Whether you admit it or not, you are on the most glorious journey. Your life is better than fiction. It is deeper, messier, and has real issues to conquer. What defines us in life is not our failures but what we do with those failures. You should never let go of your dream. Find or choose a vision and let it become the guiding force for your life. When you allow that to happen, what looks like magic can enliven your world.

ometimes when I look at the cards, the intensity is somewhat gloomy. Such is the case this month. I was surprised because astrologically we are finally having a bit of an uptick from the Grand Water Trine. But that much water and flow can also cause the stirring of deep emotions within each of us. Staying on top of your own emotional state is going to top priority this month. This is a time when people with addictions can become more addicted; those with depression can fall deeper into depression. Feelings are energy in motion. Just allow them to flow. Do not cling to them. All emotion is transitory. Everyone has moments that cause them great consternation and stress. It’s what you do with the energy and the story that you tell yourself about that moment that can have a lingering effect over your life. Astrology, tarot and numerology remind us of the nature of cycles and that all things change. But timing is everything. This month you may ask yourself, “Am I in the right place?” If not, the energy of change will present to you a doorway into another plane of existence. Do you have enough self esteem to take that opportunity? Are you going to let old disappointments, guilt and sorrow define you for eternity? I

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You will try and sometimes you will fail but the greater failure is if you never try at all. You have earned this most precious moment to be alive. What are you going to do with it? When you are older, will you have all the money but no friends? When you are dying, will you still be holding back your love from someone who wants it desperately, or holding onto a wound you refuse to allow to heal? Let September contain the moment when you let it all go. Release all the patterns that do not serve your highest self. So much energy is wasted in avoidance of the truth—energy that could be used for something else, perhaps even finding or cultivating that dream of yours. Choose to get your emotions out of the way of your true self. You will not be disappointed. You will be free and strong. The spirit of magic will breathe you back into existence. 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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Fall Bulb & Native Plant Sale Sept. 27-28 Friday, 3:00 - 7:30 PM | Saturday, 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM The Fall Bulb & Native Plant Sale offers an exciting selection of bulbs for a variety of garden situations, including xeriscapes, dry shady nooks, borders, naturalizing, rodent resistance and indoor forcing. Some of our favorite cultivars from Garden plantings will be available this year.

Bonsai Show Oct. 11-13 Friday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Explore the millennia-old art form of Bonsai at Red Butte Garden and learn how to take care of your own tree. Members of the Bonsai Club of Utah will display trees from their collections, answer questions and demonstrate different Bonsai techniques. Trees and supplies will be available for purchase.

Garden After Dark Oct. 17-19, 24-26 Fearsome Flora: Thursday - Saturday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Uncover details of carnivorous, poisonous and downright dangerous plants. Complete your Garden explorations and guess which suspicious plant is the villain in our Garden whodunit! Enjoy indoor/outdoor activities, light displays, costumes and a kid-friendly Halloween experience.


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