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eil Passey was one of the most prolific artists in Salt Lake City from the late 1960s and ’70s. He created hundreds of music concert posters from Frank Zappa to The Doors, along with an enormous body of posters, ads and art for hip and counterculture establishments of the day. Born in Ogden in 1950, Neil wrote and illustrated his first book Crusher The Whale at age six. He was a Sterling Neil Passey Scholar in art at Cypress High and attended the University of Utah and Utah State University. Neil was employed as an artist by the Salt Lake Tribune 1969-78 and as artist/art director for the Hansen Planetarium, 1978-85. He co-wrote and illustrated Utah, Gateway To Nevada! Neil subsequently relocated to California where he worked at the Griffith Observatory in L.A. He died in 1995.
Steve Jones, Cosmic Aeroplane founder, recollects this story of the image appearing on our cover: “‘Blue Lady’ was originally commissioned by Corky Ra, founder of Summum, around 1976. As I recall, the painting featured a bald woman and a spaceship hovering over a pyramid on the horizon. “But Corky and Neil had a falling-out, and the painting was never delivered. —Photo by Rusty Kirkpatrick Passey altered the painting, giving the woman hair and transforming the spaceship into a little Greek Temple.” This is the version that appeared on the 1978 Cosmic Aeroplane calendar, of which 10,000 copies were distributed to customers and which you see on our cover. N A new version of this poster should be available by the winter solstice through Ken Sanders Rare Books.
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No more toy trolleys: Mass transit that serves the masses
y memories of trolleys extend back to the 1950s cartoon. The Toonerville Trolley, a character in a nationally syndicated feature cartoon which ran from 1908 to 1955, was a cute little thing that went up and down a little track like the ones in department store windows at Christmas. Salt Lake City has one of those toy trolleys in Sugar House. The Sugar House or “S” line, which links the bleak, southwest corner of Sugar House to Central Pointe, opened recently to underwhelming response. Apparently in order to
Effective mass transit needs a stable user base to break even. secure funding the feds were fed SWAG (scientific wild-ass guess) ridership numbers that some consultant cooked up. Hey! They got the funding. The Sugar House trolley is anything but cute. Cute would have been something handcartish. But that’s beside the point. The “S” line is a toy. Virtually no one takes TRAX and then a trolley to go shopping in Sugar House. The whole idea of retail-oriented transit is a scam perpetuated by retail developers who would use the ephemeral benefits of mass transit for retail to jack up the rents they receive on their properties. The problem with effective mass transit is that it needs a large, stable user base to break even and that means people going to and from work or school, on a daily basis. Not shoppers going to markets miles away, once or twice a week. Most shoppers would rather not take transit to do their regular shopping. The ordeal of lugging four or five bags of groceries onto and off of a bus and a train and a trolley on a weekly basis will cure any such notions. The urban planner’s dream of trolley shoppers, or tourist transit, if you will, is just that, a dream. People who take mass transit don’t
frequent boutiques. People who do frequent boutiques don’t totter around downtown burdened with purchases like Christmas shoppers, with or without mass transit, no matter how cute or ugly it is. What the residents of the Salt Lake Valley need, and what Salt Lake City retail businesses and land bankers waiting for transit-oriented development tax breaks before they develop their derelict properties think they need, are two different things. Citizens need convenient rides to work or school. Retailers and land bankers think they “need” government subsidies and convenient but underutilized mass transit. Unfortunately, developers are addicted to government development grants and tax rebates and will let their properties lie fallow rather than develop them without the extra juice of a generous tax rebate. Part of the justification of development grants and tax rebates is the empty promise of job creation and new retail sales, but most of the real benefits are stolen from other businesses and are really not anything new. Transit lines aren’t cheap. The single-track Sugar House line cost $26 million, or about $17 million per mile. The city is pursuing another federal grant for $10 million to extend the S line another three blocks to the intersection of 2100 South and Highland Drive (that works out to $26 million a mile), a boon to retailers as well as all the people who live in downtown Sugar House. It really doesn’t do much for everyday commuters, though. Apparently the requirements needed to qualify for federal funding transit projects emphasize “economic development” rather than pollution abatement or improving the average Joe’s commute to work. Money like that would be much better spent extending the “S” line up to to 17th South or even tying it in with TRAX on Fourth South. The city is spending half a million dollars to “explore alignment options for a downtown trolley system.” The mayor and business interests would like it to be another toy line around downtown that would facilitate retail circulation. Never mind that TRAX lines already run within two blocks of virtually all of the downtown Salt Lake City
area. The City Council has questioned the wisdom of such a line and the mayor has backed off, but the question isn’t settled. Salt Lake Valley doesn’t need any more toy trolley lines. We need mass transit the serves the masses. We need mass transit that has higher frequencies of service and longer
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hours that accomodate shift workers. Salt Lake Valley needs to fill its existing track with more cars. Federal dollars are good, but we should have more skin in the game. That way we’ll get new routes that serve the needs of commuters, not developers and retailers. N John deJong is associate publisher of CATALYST.
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When Mormon patriarchs tremble
BY TROY WILLIAMS
atriarchal Panic (pey-treeahr-kuhl pan-ik): noun; the phenomenon of male religious leaders loosing their shit every time a woman gently advocates for ecclesiastical equality. To my knowledge, the term was first coined by Mormon heretic, Sonja Johnson. She was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in December of 1979. Her crime? Organizing Mormons for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). As it is said in Battlestar Galactica, “All of this has happened before and all of this will happen again….” Last month the LDS Church went back into full panic mode. Kate Kelly, one of the organizers of Ordain Women and John Dehlin, the liberal founder of the popular Mormon Stories podcast, publicly revealed that they were both facing Church disciplinary hearings. News quickly broke that other members were also losing their temple recommends and placed on Church probation for their advocacy of both liberal and conservative positions. On June 23, Kelly was excommunicated. Patriarchal panic seems to strike Church leaders in cycles. In 1993 the Church orchestrated the purge of the so-called September Six, which included D. Michael Quinn, Lavina Fielding Anderson, Lynn Whiteside, Maxine Hanks and Avraham Gileadi. The late ’90s saw other feminists like Margaret Toscano and Janice Allred excommunicated. BYU also fired popular professors Cecelia Konchar Farr and David Knowlton.
Church leaders are very insecure about the faith of their members. Is Mormonism so fragile a religion that it can bear no scrutiny? The recent news that LDS Church leaders are once again losing their shit over women should alarm all Utahns. In our quasi-theocracy, the actions of the LDS Church, whether we are Mormons or not, impact all of us. We all suffer when young girls
silently acquiesce to the status quo. We must agitate for change both inside and outside of the Church. There is too much at stake for us to be silent spectators when women and men are oppressed by ecclesiastical leaders. We must create a culture where we don’t just give lip service to equality. We are all tired of platitudes regarding the “sacred role of
We are all tired of platitudes regarding the “sacred role of women” when there is no substantive policy to support the rhetoric. It’s time that we demand gender equality in all spheres; domestic, civic, corporate and yes, ecclesiastic. are taught that they can’t have access to the special gifts that only men can hold. We all suffer when women are taught that they cannot preside over men, oversee Church finances, bless their children or speak with any kind of substantial authority. The Church’s teaching about the role of women also negatively overflows into Utah’s corporate life. Women in Utah are paid 70 cents for every dollar men earn; in some counties the disparity is worse. These teachings also adversely impact Utah’s government. Women make up only 17% of the Utah Legislature. This level of gender disparity is unacceptable. But too often we
women” when there is no substantive policy to support the rhetoric. It’s time that we demand gender equality in all spheres; domestic, civic, corporate and yes, ecclesiastic. Yes, I still care about Mormonism. I want the religion of my birth to finally grow up and join the 21st century. These disciplinary actions reveal more about the patriarchs than it does these so-called dissidents. They clearly fear the uncertain future. We are rapidly approaching a future where old patriarchs will no longer have the final word. We are entering a future where white men must share power with women, gays and ethnic minorities. For them this is undoubtedly the End of
Days. Hence the panic. And what about the future of Mormon women? Young girls are now growing up singing Frozen’s “Let It Go”. It’s time to see what I can do To test the limits and break through No right, no wrong, no rules for me, I'm free! These girls will never tolerate being part of a Church that sees them only as a subservient auxiliary to an all-male priesthood. Young girls are now growing up with powerful, positive role models in pop culture. They also see women becoming lawyers, doctors, CEOs and yoga teachers. They will probably also come of age with a female president. And when they go to church they will discover, to their dismay that they still have no authority and no real power. The disparity will never hold. Women will continue to leave the Church in droves; They will turn away and slam the door. As these Church leaders cling doggedly to the 1950s, the rest of us are still longing for a future of inclusion, hope and possibility for all people. Many of us ExMos still carry in our hearts the beautiful ideal of the Mormon Zion; a promised land where black and white, male and female (and dare I add gay and straight?), are all alike unto God. The time is now for LDS patriarchs to Ordain Women. N Currently public affairs director of KRCL 90.9 FM in Salt Lake City and the executive producer of RadioActive. He also co-wrote the one-woman show, The Passion of Sister Dottie S. Dixon
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This is how Utah manages public lands Led by state legislator Ken Ivory (R-47, West Jordan), the State of Utah has been trying to grab control of federal public lands claiming that the state could manage these lands more efficiently, so it’s worth paying attention to how the State of Utah actually does manage public lands In June, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources announced they would auction off 1,070 acres of the (state-owned) Wildlife Management Unit located in Lake Canyon, Duchesne County. The property was acquired through efforts of The Nature Conservancy and Utah anglers with the
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help of federal grants in order to help protect native Colorado River Cutthroat trout. The state planned to sell the property because Duschesne County has a policy requiring no net loss of private lands which generate tax revenue. By contrast, the federal government makes payments in lieu of taxes on federal lands and in 2013 Duschesne County received $1,737,658 from the federal government to offset losses in property taxes. As of this writing the sale has been deferred since the State of Utah may not have the legal right to sell the property. Utah Stream Access Coalition: UTAHSTREAMACCESS.ORG
Utah oil wells go unmonitored Utah government officials continually gripe that federal environmental regulation stifles oil and gas development on federal public lands but AP news reporters found that that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is cur-
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Tar sands resistance vigil Three groups, Utah Tar Sands Resistance, Peaceful Uprising and Canyon Country Rising Tide, have set up a permanent protest camp at PR Springs in Utah’s Book Cliffs to keep an eye on the development of Utah’s first tar sands strip mine. U.S. Oil Sands, the Canadian company that is developing the mine, holds a lease on 32,000 acres of Utah State Lands. Proponents say strip mining will not impair water quality or the mined area’s ecosystem. Opponents say Utah’s tar sands are a “climate bomb” that could undo all other efforts to limit or control global climate change.
Utah starts crow hunting rently so overwhelmed by a drilling boom that only four out of 10 new oil and gas wells have been inspected. You may recall oil industry claims that federal environmental regulations are sufficient to protect watersheds and fragile environments from harmful side effects of oil and gas development. Well, not if BLM is so short-staffed that regulations aren’t enforced.
More drilling by Green and White Rivers? In Canyon Country? The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on plans to auction oil and gas leases on 74,000 acres near the Green and White rivers and near Nine Mile Canyon. The BLM Canyon Country District has
“Eating crow” is just a metaphor, right? Nobody really eats crows. Nonetheless, the Utah Wildlife Board has decided to start up crow hunting in Utah. Blair Stringham of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says that since crows can damage crops, farmers should be able to shoot them. “Taking some crows will not hurt the overall population,” he claims. Stringham also pooh-poohs the idea that Utah hunters might mistake crows for federally protected ravens even though hunters in other states have trouble telling the large black birds apart. Scientists have found that crows are socially aware, highly intelligent birds. They are able to use tools, and have cognitive abilities similar to great apes. WILDLIFE.UTAH.GOV/WILDLIFE-NEWS/1434-CROW-HUNT-LAPPROVED-IN-UTAH.HTML
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SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER BY DENNIS HINKAMP
Dennis Hinkamp suggest that everyone occasionally go at least ankle deep in nostalgia.
have a lot of reasons not to go home again. At age 12 I was robbed at knifepoint in the mid-afternoon at the baseball stadium. I got caught in the middle of a knivesand-baseball bats racially motivated fight with an opposing baseball team in my teens. More recently I had to go back for a series of funerals. Let’s just say I am ambivalent about the place I grew up. I won’t name names or impede tourism but it is the city with the major league baseball team that features the state bird perched on a bat; that, and a giant steel croquet wicket fronting the Mississippi river. So why not face a little more pain and head back for my 40th high school reunion, attend a baseball game and do a little gravesite surfing with remaining relatives? Sometimes you need to multitask when facing your fears. You Can’t Go Home Again has become a cliché that has some truth to it but you must remember this was just a novel written by Thomas Wolfe in the 1930s. There were a lot fewer homes to go back to and a lot less technology and prescription drugs available to help you through the process. Here are all the going-home-again tips that you won’t find on TripAdvisor, Yelp or any of the other click magnet Internet sites. Let technology be your co-pilot. Don’t start any sentimental journey without a fully loaded GPS-enabled smart phone with voice-directed turn-by-turn maps. Why? Because your rose-colored glasses and foggy memory don’t include all the new construction, destruction and urban renewal that has taken place since you left. I am also used to having mountains to define east and west; when I return to the Midwest, I’m completely directionless unless it happens to be near sunrise or sunset. As a side note: I believe GPS phones have saved many marriages and relationships. They save men the embarrassment of asking for directions and reduce the stress of whoever is stuck in the passenger seat trying to play Magellan in the uncharted waters of a new urban ocean. There are no lifeguards on duty at the nostalgia pool. The shallow end of the pool is cool, safe and refreshing but the pool bottom slopes downward to the deep end, which is treacherous and populated by leeches and dragons. The reason that most high school reunions are held for only a couple hours every 10 years is because that is the time limit on how much conversation you can have with people you haven’t been close to for 40 years. Given more time and intoxicants you likely would be foundering in the deep end of memory best reserved for 18th century Russian angst novels or French cinema. Brief faded memory is what perpetuates humanity and our American hybrid vigor. Seek pleasant diversions. You need a little time to eddy out when you are boating down the turbulent memory river. My favorite travel pastime of late has been visiting vintage clothing and consignment stores. It simultaneously reminds me of the horror of my younger clothing choices and the added horror that I did not save them long enough to sell them at a premium. What was my score for the trip? Four stars for the baseball team winning and me not getting mugged; 27 out of 172 of my class of 1974 arrived mostly happy and healthy; I found the location of four relatives buried in the military cemetery; and I came home with three vintage shirts totaling only $56 for what probably cost $3.50 new in 1972. I’m looking forward to, though not counting on, being around for the 50th reunion. N
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SALT LAKE HISTORY
Cosmic Aeroplane: A love story One man’s memories of the rise and demise of a game-changing establishment in downtown Salt Lake and the era that spawned it BY JAMES TAYLOR And yes, the cops came a time or two. There were oddly appealing echoes of the lifestyle my mother and her friends lived on the streets of San Francisco and the smell of
Salt Lake’s Cosmic
“If you remember the ’60s, you weren’t there.”
Aeroplane (1967-1991) was a major nexus of
— variously attributed to Robin Williams, Paul Kantner, Timothy Leary and Grace Slick
cultural changes that were rippling through the youth culture in America in the mid- to late ’60s. The Civil Rights Movement — an insane war that still had the support of the country at large — the birth of the modernday environmental movement — the call of psychedelics and the mind-opening possibilities they presented — a growing interest in Eastern philosophies— and an abiding interest in the new music of the day: These concerns coalesced in a little store that expanded the minds of many people who walked through its doors.
husbands. She was a free-thinker he Summer of Love, 1967, was who exposed me to Buddhism, an exotic and mind-blowing astrology, D. H. Lawrence and year for this 13-year-old aspirHenry Miller before I was a teen. ing hippie. With my grandpa, There was a little after much white house cajoling, I travbehind my eled from grandfolks’ Bountiful, Utah home to San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, epicenter of the hippie movement. This trip was more like a pilgrimage in that I had avidly been folwhere lowing the media she lived back home on from time to the “flower chiltime. Counter to dren” who were the white, flooding in to homogenous, that city. These conservative exuberant, freeSherm and customer opening day. ward, or Mormon spirited and church precinct, that we lived in, openly counter-cultural types I saw my mother’s house often hosted there were early role models for parties with black musicians, me. Latino reefer-smoking reprobates I was the son of a beatnik beauty and lots of alcohol for all involved. who had jazz musician lovers and
Without the permission of grandparents who would have been worried, I began to regularly travel into Salt Lake City to immerse myself in the burgeoning youth culture that was springing up there. burning hemp was something I was familiar with. I had already begun to let my hair grow long, and had made myself a pair of bell-bottom pants, which were otherwise only available in war surplus stores. I wore beads and wild shirts that I scored from Deseret Industries, the local thrift store, and thus wearing the uniform I proudly proclaimed myself a hippie. Also, without the permission of grandparents who would have been worried, I began to regularly travel into Salt Lake City to immerse myself in the burgeoning youth culture that was springing up there. I lived on Main Street in Bountiful which happened to also be Highway 89, running from Canada to Mexico. The bus stop was right in front of my house. I took the Lakeshore bus 10 miles to the south for 30
Hand-wrought details brought the space to life like the painted windows (repeated above), painted ceiling and wall along with floor rosette shown on the previous page, worn with years of foot traffic. To the right is the original sign. “arrive.” The few hip establishments sharing the corner included Phillips Gallery, Desolation Row made of him. Sub Shop (run by a musiHis family moved to Utah from cian from the then-popuNew Jersey in 1956. He graduated lar Smoke Blues Band) from Olympus High, class of 1961, and the Tower Theater. and knocked about with friends for More prosaic establisha few years until he and Sherm ments filled out the interClow decided the times were section: a barber shop, a a’changin’ everywhere, and even small motor repair shop Salt Lake City needed what was and a laundromat. then called a psychedelic shop. The Aeroplane was Cofounder Sherm Clow, also Steve Jones’ brainchild. known as Reverend Willis, was Steve was perpetually an indispensable part of the dressed in a long-sleeved scene in the early days. He fell a photo from James Wardle’s birthday party in the back blue denim shirt offices of the Cosmic: Shellagh Gutke, James Wardle, Jim by Rusty Kirkpatrick and matching Taylor and Steve Jones jeans (as he was the last time I saw him a few Prime destination: years back). Thin as a rail with a quiet seriousness, The Cosmic Aeroplane Steve was spare with his The original Cosmic Aeroplane words and only implied all opened in June of 1967 at 875 E. 900 the freewheeling, drugSouth. The Ninth & Ninth neighborendorsing, social activist hood, as we know it, was yet to eastern liberality that we cents or hitchhiked to and from the city when older car-driving friends couldn’t ferry me.
Kurt Setzer, Fagioli’s partner in Round Recordsm, with Neil Passey in the store.
Steve Jones outside of the Cosmic Aeroplane on South Temple, from a photo marked “Sept 72 — follow the doorways westward past State Hatters & Cleaners, Jim’s Washing Machine Repairs, Kenya Amusement Center, and the Railroad Exchange. In 2013, this location is the site of concrete stairs leading to a basketball arena occupying most of a city block — home court for the Utah Jazz of the NBA. The railroad depot in the background still exists.
out of the picture around the time the Aeroplane moved to West Temple. The Aeroplane had an eye-popping selection of underground comics. Early on I bought issues of Zap Comix and some early solo work of R. Crumb. The adult themes and explicit, if cartoonish, images fueled my adolescent imagination as well they might. Crumb’s ‘Keep on Truckin’ image was ubiquitous by 1969. I learned later that one of Steve Jones’ suppliers for these comix was Ken Sanders whose father owned Stan Sanders Trophy shop on State Street. Ken made a number
of trips to San Francisco and brought back comix and issues of periodicals such as The HaightAshbury Tribune and the Berkeley Barb. Aside from featuring mindblowing art, these underground newspapers were early political voices for the anti-war movement (um, that would be the Vietnam war). Jones published his own underground paper called Electric News which ran erratically from 1968 into late ’69. Bruce Roberts published another alternative newspaper called The Street Paper in the early ’70s which was very political and associated with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), often connected with violent protests across the country and with a fire at the U of U ROTC building. Besides the literature and poster business, very important cultural artifacts to the youth of those days, Steve was also the purveyor of cigarette rolling papers and pipes which were put to off-label uses by many, including myself. The term “headshop” derived from the widely used pejorative “pot head,” a common name for marijuana users. The band Jefferson Airplane’s admonition from the song “White Rabbit” to “feed your head” was related but referred to the wider group of mind-altering substances such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms and mescaline (synthetic derivative of several cacti). The smell of patchouli and sandalwood incense pervaded these counter-cultural gathering spots, impacting my limbic brain. Those scents still trigger memories from those days.
The concert scene In the late ’60s, the psychedelic music scene in San Francisco and other points on the West Coast was producing bands that were in demand in the big cities east of there, Denver being one. As I recall there were a lot of great concerts on Thursday nights as the City of Salt
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Company, at the Patio Gardens in Lagoon. I had a front row seat and sometime halfway through her bottle of Southern Comfort she accepted a necklace I offered her and wore it for the rest of the show. About a week after the Joplin concert, a large black and white photo of her from that concert appeared in Grass Roots, another headshop located in the Brownstone Building on 100 South. She was wearing my gift.
made a fine stopover for these acts on their way to Friday and Saturday night shows in bigger markets. During this period Santana came to SLC a number of times, originally as backup band for headliners such as It’s A Beautiful Day and the last few times as the main attraction; Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Byrds. were other favorites. Local artists produced posters advertising these concerts. The best were the works
The Aeroplane moves on Flyers invited patrons to “Come in and play our Public Piano.”
of Rob Brown, Neil Passey, Kenvin Lyman and Richard Taylor (no relation). Passey’s concert posters included the ingenious ‘Roo-A-Buck’ image used for the Ry Cooder concert in 1973. Over the years Neil produced work specifically for the Aeroplane in the form of calendars and bookmarks (see cover, this issue). Kenvin Lyman’s seminal work for the Led Zeppelin poster in 1970 was one of many he produced. Richard Taylor made the art for the SDS Ball featuring The Grateful Dead in 1969 and eventually left the area for a career in Hollywood. Rob Brown, also from Bountiful, had spent some time
in San Francisco and had illustration credits from the Berkeley Barb. Tapehead Co. used his Conan the Barbarian poster as the art for the 1970 Pink Floyd concert (ticket price: $4). From the White Rabbit, a competing headshop near Fourth Avenue and F St. I bought tickets to see Jefferson Airplane performed February 10, 1968 at the old Terrace Ballroom (since demolished to make way for Little America’s parking lot on Main St.). This was the first rock concert I attended; I was 14 years old.
Around 1969, Steve acquired a new business partner, Jack Bills, and they moved the Aeroplane to more spacious digs at 369 W. South Temple, kitty-corner from the Union Pacific Train Depot. This was a more politically tumultuous period. The Aeroplane was closely connected with the anti-war movement, hosting the draft
The music store was originally headed up by Smokey Koelsch, who had hosted the longrunning Smokey’s Blues Hour on KUER and later on KRCL. I had fallen madly in love with Janis Joplin from listening to her sing “Piece of My Heart” from the Cheap Thrills album. Later in ’68 I saw her with her band, Big Brother and the Holding
John Lee Hooker and Smokey Koelsch backstage at Park West Blues Festival circa 1983.
counseling center headed by Hal Sparck. In the back of the store was a practice space used by Smoke Blues Band, a local group that played backup for many of the great concerts that passed through SLC but also had a strong following and performed all over the valley. The new location was also an early home for the phenomenal Human Ensemble, an on-theedge acting/dancing troupe. The whole street was a gathering place of earnest young activists and stoned out hippies, not by any means mutually exclusive sets. Around 1973, the Aeroplane moved to 366 So. West Temple, in the area formerly known as Japantown. Over the next few years, business improved considerably. Back in the Ninth & Ninth neighborhood, that juncture at the corner of 9th East and 9th South would become Salt Lake’s own little version of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury. The Tower Theater now offered art and foreign films. Round Records offered an esoteric selection of music. Mother’s Earth Things sold clothing and jewelry. The Skin
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The Aeroplane: its environs and more about its denizens
Steve wtih new business partners Bruce Roberts and Ken Sanders. Company sold leather goods. And now-former business partner Jack Bills opened his own headshop and sandwich shop, The Connection.
The Aeroplane lands In May 1976 Steve acquired partners and moved the store to 258 E. 100 South. He went into business with Ken Sanders, who had been working for Sam Weller’s Zion Bookstore, and with former University of Utah student and SDS rabble-rouser Bruce Roberts. José Knighton, another Weller’s refugee, had come to work for Ken at the new location. José, a friend from high school days, got me a job there in the summer of ’78. I intended to work only the summer and then return to school, but I ended up working there almost five years. José and Ken Sanders both referred to themselves as Weller refugees. Sam Weller was the most lovable of tyrants. Got to know him very well over many years and worked with him in the Utah Bookseller’s association. Got to know Tony well too. He came into to the Aeroplane as a very punk kid, long before he went to work
Lisa Versteeg. shown right, was a founding member of the punk rock scene in SLC and the lead singer of the band Shot In The Dark. She was the cigarette girl persona and artist responsible for the band’s posters.
for his dad. Bob Ormsby also was a Weller refugee and went back to work for him eventually. At the Aeroplane, José Knighton, a fine poet himself, managed the most indepth and
The First South location (next to current-day Nostalgia Coffe Shop) consisted of two large bays with an interior connecting doorway. On the main floor were books and comics. Rare books, kept in a vault once used to store movie films, connected to the Blue Mouse, a small screening theater for the movie industry that later became open to the public. The western bay was occupied by the headshop and jewelry store. The jewelry section was headed up by Camille Chart (who went on to found Chameleon, another fixture in the countercultural commerce of the ’80s and ’90s), later by Karen Liston Page and Roz Hammond and Callie Floor. The building had two basements with used books on the east side
The primary publisher/distributor for tarot cards was U.S. Games Systems and for most of the years I worked at the Aeroplane we were their largest account outside of Samuel Weiser Bookstore in NYC and The Bodhi Tree in LA. and the music store on the west. Much of the soundtrack of my young life was available at Cosmic Aeroplane. Classics in rock, blues, R&B and a smattering of jazz were there of course, but there was a constant press of new music blasting out of the basement. My flowerchild melodic sensibilities had been tempered by the heavy hand of the realities of the life I’d lived since. I was ready for the newer voices of Talking Heads, Simple Minds and Joy Division. Toward the end of my time there I was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the raw edged thrashing of punk. I made an adjustment or two in my attitude and welcomed The Residents, The Meat Puppets and others as they came along. The music store was originally headed up by Smokey Koelsch, who had hosted the long-running Smokey’s Blues Hour on KUER and later on KRCL. As the music of the times took on a harsher edge, Smokey exited the Aeroplane and opened his own record store, Smokey’s Records on 15th and 15th (where Mazza is
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Metaphysics and eastern philosophies at the Aeroplane
The three male partners of the Cosmic Aeroplane pose in denims with the two female partners of Mother’s Earth Things from 9th & 9th, modeling vintage dresses along with their sister. (L to R) Sherm, Jill, Tamara, Jack, Steve, and Linda — Photo courtesy of Steve Jones.
now). Replacement Doug Stalker ushered in the new era. A shorttime employee of his was Brad Collins, a definite bad-boy, who hosted the KRCL program Dead Air which later evolved into Music From Beyond The Zion Curtain. Brad played really loud thrashing music delivered with all the bad attitude he could muster. He later opened Raunch Records that served the skate/punk scene with music, clothing and equipment. Steve hired Tony Martinez, a gifted potter and founder of Stone Age Crafts, another 9th and 9th establishment, to run
the headshop. After Jones sold his portion of the business to Bruce Roberts in ’82, Tony left to open the Blue Boutique with his wife Laura and longtime Aeroplane employee Lisa Versteeg. Lisa was a founding member of the punk rock scene in SLC and the lead singer of the band Shot In The Dark. On the bookstore side, a delightful young guy named Jon Bray worked for us while he was still in high school. Eventually he acquired his own comix store in Salt Lake City, Dr. Volt’s Comic Connection.
Ground Level: East Bay from a high camera view. To the right of the FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION sign, in the far southwest corner, double doors lead to business offices at the back of the building.
The year after I came on board, the metaphysics and eastern philosophy sections, which I had been running, had gathered a strong following. One of our earliest customers was the legendary barber James Wardle whose barbershop had been a gathering place for the Mormon counter-culture and curious orthodox Mormons as well, since the early ’60s or perhaps earlier. When I was around eight or nine years old, my grandfather, who raised me, would often take me into SLC to Wardle’s Barbershop to get a haircut. My grandfather’s people were of pioneer stock and one his greatgrandfathers had had five wives. Although my family were active members of the LDS Church and there had been no polygamy in the family for generations, they still had friends and associates who did practice plural marriage and Mr. Wardle, a member of the Reform LDS Church, was a central switchboard for communications within that community. Mr. Wardle was also an avid collector of Tarot cards which Steve Jones had been offering since the earliest days of the Aeroplane and he had a very large collection which we supplemented from time to time as new decks came out. The primary publisher/distributor for Tarot cards was US Games Systems and for most of the years I worked at the Aeroplane we were their largest account outside of Samuel Weiser Bookstore in NYC and The Bodhi Tree in LA. During that period we connected with various spiritual
communities in the area, presenting or supporting workshops of authors from what we now call the New Age community. At that time Salt Lake was home to the Paracelsus College on 7th East in South Salt Lake, an internationally known school of alchemy headed by Frater Albertus Spagyricus (it closed when Frater Albertus died in 1984). Alchemy was one of the topics I maintained a collection of works on in our metaphysics section. Often I had access to the store window on the west side and one month set up a window display on alchemy for which I was loaned equipment from Paracelsus College; just one more example of the diverse subcultures that were in Salt Lake’s larger spiritual communities. In 1980 Cosmic Aeroplane supported a successful multiday workshop at Snowbird featuring Jean Houston from the Foundation for Mind Research, author (along with cofounder Robert Masters) of Mind Games (1972) and The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience (1966). The workshop was based on their recently released book, Listening to the Body: The Psychophysical Way to Health and Awareness (1979). As participants in this workshop we were paired up to do some exercises with glossolalia, sometimes called speaking in tongues. Through an exercise we were brought into a state to speak and write in glossolalia and then had the task of translating this material into English. I produced a poem out of this that I was rather pleased with. It so happened that my partner in this experience was Greta Belanger who became a friend and a relevant figure in the Salt Lake community, as I trust you are aware.
The Aeroplane and the launch of CATALYST
and a privilege to share in a dose of psilocybe cubensis with Terence once when he was visiting friends in In early 1982 a friend by the name Salt Lake City. Terence also introof Lezlee Spilsbury asked if she duced DMT to myself and a few might meet with me at the store to friends. The Aeroplane had its own discuss a new venture with herself book section on these topics made and her friends Greta Belanger and available along with the ever-presVictoria Fugit. I was pleased to do ent magazine High Times. so and at that meeting Greta laid The Aeroplane was later involved out their vision of a magazine to be in producing a lecture/workshop called CATALYST, a vision that has with Leary at the Universty of Utah fulfilled itself and in the early ’80s been amplified over after all the hubbub 33 years in untold had died down ways. As I recall she about his role as had two questions psychedelic priest. for me: One, did I Leary was now think a publication working in conjuncwhich presented tion with a team of local happenings in computer scientists, a calendar form and forging an interface was supplemented called Skippy that by articles would be utilized early artifiviable? and two, cial intelligence would the technology which Aeroplane be interactually learned ested in advertising from the in it? student/computer The answers to relationship. Their both questions were early successes were Very first issue of CATALYST 1982 an emphatic yes. especially good with The first issue, in math topics. April of 1982, launched the monthly All of the above individuals with an essay/mission statement. (It involved in drug research went on can be found online.) Here’s one to produce books that were based quote: “The CATALYST staff on later non-drug-related research. approaches its task more as an John Lilly’s Mind of the Dolphin was organism than organization, adoptone such book sold by the ing a principle of flexibility in Aeroplane, but perhaps none were growth responsive to readers’ intermore successful than Ram Dass’ Be ests and for ever-changing cultural Here Now (which sold for $3.33 and political patterns.” Certainly when first published in 1971). It was true of CATALYST but, minus any still a best seller for us at the time I such self-awareness, is something left the Aeroplane in ’82 and is still that may have also been said of the in print today. Cosmic Aeroplane, regarding its evolution and role in the wider The Aeroplane’s community. final decade
The drug culture and beyond Jean Houston and Robert Masters had been involved in the early research on LSD, while it was still legal. They contributed to the work of the larger community which included Stanislaw Grof, John Lilly, Richard Alpert who became Ram Dass, and notoriously Timothy Leary. Other writers in the field included the famed psychonaut Terence McKenna and his brother Dennis. I was keenly interested in LSD and entheogens in general and it was an honor
In 1981 Sanders and I, among others, worked with Ed Abbey to produce the 1982 Edward Abbey Western Wilderness Calendar partly as a fund raiser for the Utah Wilderness Association. The calendar was so popular that Sanders sold his portion of the Cosmic Aeroplane in order to devote his attention to Dream Garden Press which went on to publish a Western Wilderness Calendar for a number of years. I left the Aeroplane shortly after Steve Jones sold his portion of the business. My entire focus at the Aeroplane had become the spiritual
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Epilogue Where are they now?
Steve Jones: Working with Charley Hafen on the Salt Lake Poster Project, and documenting SLC’s 1967 Battle of the Bands and Old Mill concert history. Sherm Clow: Lives in Salt Lake’s Avenues district, ran for City Council in last election. Neil Passey: Artist at the Salt Lake Tribune, Hansen Planetarium, Griffen Observatory (L.A.); died in 1995. Bruce Roberts: Ran a wholesale book distribution business. Died in 2010. Ken Sanders: Owns Ken Sanders Rare Books in downtown Salt Lake, appears on Antiques Road Show. Smokey Koelsch: Lives in Wells, Nevada, studying the Mexican Revolution. Tony and Laura Martinez: Own the Blue Boutique (several locations). Brad Collins: Owns Raunch Records in Sugar House. José Knighton: Works at the next iteration of Sam Weller Books, WellerWorks in Trolley Square. Jon Bray: Works for Disney Interactive Studios. Locations: 871 E. 9th South 369 W. South Temple 366 S. West Temple 258 E. 1st South
community. The remaining part- Aeroplane’s demise was primari- also one hell of a lot of fun. There was a lot of communal ner had no interest in these mat- ly a problem of under-capitalwhiskey drinking in the back of ters and his lead book buyer was ization. The buy-outs of Ken the store to get us through the Sanders and Steve Jones actively opposed to such an madness of the shopping season weighed heavily emphasis. just before Christmas. on cash flow. The And so a last chance shoutI believe Aeroplane out to Bonnie Fox, Jane there were was a microShurtleff, Susanne Millsaps, other factors, cosm of the Richard Montague, Bob Ormsby, one of them counter-culJim Connolly, Mike Wanke, Doug being that the ture which Stalker, Bob Ladle, Barb Guy, Aeroplane evolved to Dave Fagiolli and a host of other transferred a meet a nummemorable characters. significant ber of needs Someone should speak more element of its in its 24 years earlier success eloquently to their accomplishof existence. ments and contributions to the to the busiIts location community. nesses it on First South The Aeroplane came into my spawned: could be life at the most formative period Chameleon, characterized of my youth and generated real The Blue as a counterand lasting changes in me. Later Boutique, cultural, on I became a part of its history, Smokey’s alternate as it had been a part of mine. It Records and lifestyle The Cosmic paper bag was a place with a sense of misRaunch. The department sion, though I doubt any two New Age community moved on store, in large part a bookstore people would state it the same to the Golden Braid, which so but also a headshop, a music way. There was a bit of pride and earnestly and successfully filled store and a jewelry store. It was sometimes arrogance in working that niche. next door to a much-beloved, at a place so well known, infaThis is the story of the Cosmic long-lamented little theater that mous even. We were at the hub Aeroplane as an institution itself was a cultural icon. of huge flows of energy throughpainted in broad brushstrokes. Mention Rocky Horror Picture Show in SLC and people of a certain age will remember the Blue Mouse, the way that people nowadays think of the Tower. Upstairs from the Blue Mouse was the first studio of listenersupported KRCL Radio. The Cosmic Aeroplane was a hub for any number of separate communities, a sponsor of musical, literary and spiritual events and a destination point for hours of free time spent browsing and hanging out with like minds as well as a meet-up point for all the amazing diversity that our little city was producing. The Aeroplane was often an initiator of cultural change but more often emblematic of the Via Steve Midgely Photography: Here is a photo I took of changes that were taking place the Cosmic Aeroplane just before they closed their doors. in the ’60s and ’70s and it out the valley. As I spoke to Others would have told this became a central establishment some of the people who had story differently and would be in SLC during the ’80s. For a worked there with me while while it was well-rewarded for its able to speak of things I did not. gathering information for this Much of what I would like to efforts: 1982 sales exceeded $1 story and sanity-checking my have said about the Cosmic million. memories with them, that sentiAeroplane has to do with the On January 30, 1991, The ment was echoed time and people who worked there over Deseret News published an artithe years. Complex personalities again. Our time at the Aeroplane cle by Brent Israelsen titled remains a touchstone. N living large lives, going through “High-Flying Days Finished for and sharing changes with one Cosmic Aeroplane.” Brent finJim Taylor now lives in South Carolina, where another, epiphanies, outrageous ished the article quoting José he is studying to be a Unity minister and conKnighton: “Nothing lasts forever.” love affairs, rants and raves and tinuing to engage in his love of photography: some falling outs. It was a José, who stayed until very WWW.PBASE.COM/JIMBEAU.; dynamic place to work. It was near the end, told me that the
Helping or hindering a clean energy future? BY KATHERINE PIOLI
uring his presidency, Jimmy Carter took numerous steps to move the United States towards energy independence and environmental sustainability. One of these steps, the Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act or PURPA passed in 1978, required utilities to buy a certain amount of power from small independent companies at the same rate it would cost the utility to generate the electricity. Many small producers were and are renewable energy projects and thus benefitted from the new law. But a recent request from Rocky Mountain Power to the Utah Public Service Commission, which was denied last month, could have enabled the utility to circumvent such renewable-favoring laws. In what on the surface appears to be a benign request, in May Rocky Mountain Power asked the Public Service Commission to grant a 90-day extension for processing pricing requests. According to law, when a renewable project developer requests a pricing proposal (an estimate of the rate and total purchase amount for the power generated), the utility has 30 days to submit their bid. Currently the utility says it is working with a high volume of price requests, including bids for the
Parowan Solar project by Energy of Utah (EOU) and the Monticello II project by Ellis-Hall Consultants, LLC (EHC). In a statement to the Public Service Commission, Rocky Mountain Power attorney Daniel Solander wrote, “Complying with the 30-day
Without a timely pricing proposal, some clean energy projects currently waiting for pricing could miss out on a 30% federal investment tax credit. timeframe became an impossibility due to the large volume of pricing requests that were received in a short period of time. The stay will not prevent the development of renewable resources in Utah.” Sarah Wright, executive director for Utah Clean Energy, a Salt Lake-based, nonprofit public interest organization that works and advocates for a clean energy future, doesn’t quite see it that way. “With renewable energy projects, there are a lot of upfront capital costs.
23 All of the energy generated for a 15- to 20-year period is bought upfront,” explains Wright. In order to know the project’s feasibility, to plan for development and to even approach a financer, a renewable energy developer needs to know the utility’s pricing proposal. Slowing down pricing as requested by Rocky Mountain Power could, says Wright, slow down this entire process. Even more is on the line. Without a timely pricing proposal, some clean energy projects currently waiting for pricing could miss out on a 30% federal investment tax credit for completed projects, which ends December 31, 2016, potentially harming the viable financing of renewable projects. After reviewing the request from Rocky Mountain Power and objections from EHC, EOU and UCE, the Public Service Commission denied the request. “We are not persuaded that reasons provided justify a waiver,” wrote the Commission. “We expect PacifiCorp [Rocky Mountain Power’s parent corporation] to manage its staff and other resources to facilitate compliance with the requirements of its tariff....” Wright says that Utah Clean Energy applauds Rocky Mountain Power for recent renewable energy purchases of Four Brothers solar development in Beaver and Iron Counties and the Seven Sisters wind project, all purchases connected to obligations under PURPA. Utah Clean Energy will continue working to assure more, not fewer, acquisitions such as these enter Rocky Mountain’s portfolio. After all, says Wright, “Utah is one of the six sunniest states in nation. We should reap the benefits of this amazing resource.” N
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24 JULY 2014 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET Art, Health, Spirit, Natural World, Music, Events/Festivals, Meetings, Exhibits, Education/Workshops. See the full list of events and the ongoing calendar at WWW.CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET/EVENTS
July 7: Monday Family Night—Red Desert Ramblers (Bluegrass Band). 6p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission.
July 10-13: Burning Man Regional Burn, Element 11 Arts Festival. This year’s theme: Into the Wild. Bonneville Sea Base, Grantville. $94. See website: ELEMENT11.org July 11: Antelope by Moonlight Bike Ride. Check in at 7:30p/ ride starts at 10p. The 24-mile ride starts by White Rock Bay (Antelope Island Park) 4528 W 1700 S. $30. ANTELOPEBYMOONLIGHT.COM
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July 11: Cacao (Chocolate) Ceremony. Yoga and meditation with raw cacao and other nourishing herbs. Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 S 700 E. $25. MINDFULYOGACOLLECTIVE.COM
July 9: Phyllis Barber at King’s English. 7pm. Reading from her new book, To the Mountain: One Mormon Woman’s Search for Spirit. King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S 1500 E. KINGSENGLISH.COM
July12: 6th Annual Rhythm & Blues Rendezvous. Utah Blues Society benefit. 210p. Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S. Free. UTAHBLUESSOCIETY.ORG July 12: Masonic Philosophical Society—Freemasonry for men and Women. 3p. Paradise Café, 135 N 500 W, Bountiful. Free PHILOSOPHICALSOCIETY.ORG July 13: Urban Flea Market. 9a-3p. 600 S Main. Free to attend. FLEAMARKETSLC.COM July 13: 9th West Farmers Market— Book Day. Meet local authors and bring and swap your used books at the farmers market. 9a-2p. 1000 S 900 W. 9THWESTFARMERSMARKET.ORG
July 11-Nov. 30: Mokasha: Photography exhibit by Fazal Sheikh. 10a-5p. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr. Included in admission. UMFA.UTAH.EDU July 3: Soulshine Tour. Yoga 4p, event 7p. USANA Amphitheatre, 5125 S 6400 W. $26-$56 ($20 yoga only). SOULSHINE.COM July 4-15: Suzanne Wagner, CATALYST “Metaphors” columnist, is in SLC to teach numerology, tarot and channeling classes. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. July 5, 12, 19, 26: Birding at Red Butte Garden. 9a-12p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG
July 10: Twilight Concerts: Ms. Lauryn Hill. 7p. Pioneer Park, 350 S 300 W. $5. TWILIGHTCONCERTSERIES.COM July 5: Downtown Farmers Market. 8a-2p. Pioneer Park, 350 S 300 W. SLCFARMERSMARKET.ORG July 5: Canyonlands Music Festival. 210p. Old Spanish Trail Arena, 3641 S Hwy 191, Moab. $20 adv/$25 gate. CANYONLANDSWHITEWATERMUSICFESTIVAL.COM July 5: Drink and Draw at the Leonardo. They will be drawing live-costumed models and the theme is Japanese Culture. The Leonardo, 209 E 500 S. $12. THELEONARDO.ORG
July 10, 17, 31: Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics pickup. July 10: Sand City Public Works, 8775 S 700 W. July 17: Holladay City Center, 4626 S 2300 E. July 31: Draper City Park (NW parking lot) 1300 E, 12500 S. Free. SLCGREEN.WORDPRESS.COM July 10: Bees for Preschoolers. Join the Chickadee Society for a hands-on examination of beeswax, a bee dancing activity and a reading of “Jam and Honey.” 11-11:30a. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Included in admission. NHMU.UTAH.EDU
July 3: Gipsy Moon with Juana Ghani and Six Feet in the Pine. 9p. Bar Deluxe, 666 S State. $5 adv/$8 door. BARDELUXESLC.COM
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The Gallivan Center, 239 S Main. July 7: Dr. Strangelove. July 14: Annie Hall. July 21: Ferris Buelerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Off. July 28: Groundhog Day. 8:45p. Free. THEGALLIVANCENTER.COM
July 14: Natural History Museum of Utah Free Day. 10a-5p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Free, NHMU.UTAH.EDU
July 14: Monday Family Night: Polynesian Music and Dance. 6p & 7p. Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way. Regular garden admission. REDBUTTEGARDEN.ORG
July 14-18: Master Naturalist Watersheds Course. 9a-5p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr, Park City. $175. SWANERECOCENTER.ORG
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Freedom from Fear with progressive fear specialist Kristen Ulmer Main City Library, 210 E 400 S. July 8: Buck. July 15: Half the Road. July 18: The Executionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Song. July 22: Alive Inside. July 29: Meet the Patels. 7p. Free. SLCPL.ORG
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26 July 2014 CATALYSTMAGAZINE.NET July 21-27: The Horse: opening week. See the evolution of the horse through real horse skulls and leg bones, meet horserelated experts and more. 10a-5p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Included in admission. NHMU.UTAH.EDU July 24: Twilight Concert Series: Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires. 7p. Pioneer Park, 350 S 300 W. $5. TWILIGHTCONCERTSERIES.COM
July 26: Opening Reception: Massively SMALL. 6-9p J GO Gallery, 408 Main Street, Park City. Free. JGOGALLERY.COM July 14-18: Samba Kid (ages 5-8). 9a12p. Utah Arts Alliance, 663 W 100 S. $100. UTAHARTS.ORG July 15: Animal Sketch Night: Cats and Dogs. Part of the Animal Inside Out free public programs. The Leondaro, 209 E 500 S. Free. THELEONARDO.ORG July 15: Life in the Here and Hereafter. 79p. An evening of insight and connection with psychic medium Cheryl Mertz and light flower Ramon Flores. Water Wellness Center, 3727 900 E. $25. WATERWELLNESSCENTER.COM
July 16: Columbia Spotted Frog Wetland Pond Walk. 6-8p. Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Dr, Park City. $5. SWANERECOCENTER.ORG
through Aug. 8.) A look back at 30 artists who have exhibited at Finch Lane Gallery, located in the City Arts Council building, the Art Barn. 1340 E. 100 So. SLCFOV.COM/ARTS
July 17: Twilight Concerts: TV on the Radio. With Special guest, Twin Shadow. 5p. Pioneer Park, 350 S 300 W. $5. TWILIGHTCONCERTSERIES.COM
July 19: Llama Fest. 5-8p. Krishna Temple, 8628 S State, Spanish Fork. $3. UTAHKRISHNAS.ORG
July 18: 30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective. 6-9pm, Gallery Stroll, with performance by musical duo Otter Creek. (Exhibit is open all month
July 19: Drawing Dinosaurs with Cal Grondahl. 12-3p. Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way. Included in museum admission. NHMU.UTAH.EDU
July 31: The 3 Percent Road Show. Women influence 80% of consumer spending. Yet only 3% of advertising creative directors are women. Kat Gordon, founder of the 3% Conference, will present compelling evidence for why advertising should be actively trying to correct this embarrassing statistic. 4:30-8:30p. The Gallivan Center, 239 S Main. $38. THEGALLIVANCENTER.ORG Aug. 1: WorldQuest. 5:30-9p. Westminster College, Behnken Fieldhouse, 1840 S 1300 E. $50/$25 students. UTAHDIPLOMACY.ORG Aug. 7: MarchFourth Marching Band. 8p (doors 7p). The State Room, 638 S State. $18. THESTATEROOM.COM
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Finca moving in December Finca and Pago proprietor Scott Evans has become the proud new owner of downtown real estate, the building formerly housing Lemongrass at 327 W. 200 South. He’s going to fill the 15,000-squarefoot space with his popular tapas restaurant, Finca, which will be leaving its current location when the new space opens for business in December. Significantly larger than the original location, the new Finca will more than double in size while also adding a coffee shop, with beans from Charming Beard, in the basement. Till then, Finca remains at the northeast corner of 1300 South at 11th East. FINCASLC.COM
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It’s time for all you amateur beer brewers to try for the big leagues. August marks the 6th annual Beehive Brew-Off hosted by your friendly local homebrew supplier, The Beer Nut. But for those already sitting on some fresh bottles of home brew, planning must start now. Even though beer entries will only be accepted August 1-15, pre-registration is currently open and recommended for all participants. Brewers can enter in multiple categories, all of which are listed on the competition website, with a $5 fee for each entry. A panel of 35 to 40 judges— certified beer judges and members of our own professional brewing community— will chose the winners on Sunday, August 24, with the Best of Show winner, and possibly category winners, earning the chance to team up with a professional brewer and enter the winning recipe in the next Great American Beer Festival. For detailed instructions on how to enter your beer correctly, and avoid unnecessary disqualification, go to WWW.BEERNUT.COM/BEERCOMP. -kp
Adopt a homeless kitten or cat Cat lover and proud? This month is for you. Visit the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center and bring home a new member of the family. During July, adopt a cat for only $10 or a kitten for $50, which includes shots, microchip and neuter/spay fees. Whether you enjoy the company of a calm, old soul or a playful kitten, you’re destined to find a new best friend! -ky Mon-Sat 11am-7pm and Sun 11am-4pm. 2005 So. 1100 East. UTAH.BESTFRIENDS.ORG
RDT welcomes new dancers Repertory Dance Theatre launches into their 49th season with some big company changes beginning with the departure of three dancers, Alyssa Thompson, Katherine Winder, and Aaron Wood. At the same time, RDT welcomes its newest members. Lauren Curly began dance training at age six in Massachusetts. A graduate of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford she comes with training in Graham and Limon technique and has extensive teaching and choreographic experience in ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, musical theater, jazz and repertory. Dan Higgins, a Bay Area native, played football before he danced and brings the physicality of sports to his movement. Higgins, a graduate of the University of Wyoming, recently has previously worked as understudy for RDT. Lacie Scott, originally from Carlsbad, New Mexico, comes to the company after graduating with BA in dance performance from BYU. Scott also danced with RDT last season in “Missa Brevis” by Jose Limon.
RDT Dance Center on Broadway At the same time that RDT’s performing company is shifting, the company’s adult classes will also see a few alterations. Starting with its name, the school will now be known as RDT’s Dance Center on Broadway. Naturally with the exit of certain company members, some of the school’s teachers will also change. Alumni dancer Aaron Wood formed Simple Organic Movement for All (SOMA) specifically for the RDT dance school. A loose, modern-based style of dance for all ages that works on flexibility and coordination and was inspired by prime movement, SOMA will continue to be a unique offering at the RDT school even after Aaron’s departure. Company member Justin Bass will take over as the SOMA teacher, while Rosie Goodman will step in to teach the prime movement class. -kp Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 SO. RDTUTAH.ORG
A theater is born Continuing the legacy of the Eccles family, known locally for their ardent support of the arts, a great donation from the family foundation (in the order of $15 million) to the new downtown broadway-style has cemented the theater’s name, the George
S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater. The theater is scheduled to open in 2016. This latest announcement of the theater’s naming also comes with sneak previews of the design plans, including those for the main façade, the lobby and main stage created by the world-renowned architecture firm of Pelli Clarke Pelli in collaboration with HKS Architects. -kp
You may kiss the bride Even with last month’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling two-to-one on the side of same-sex marriage, Utah politicians, led by Governor Herbert, are still trying to make bigotry a legally recognized state’s right. Utah, they say, should not be forced to accommodate or give equal rights to those whose lifestyles are offensive to the moral majority. Thank goodness some amount of reason resides over in Denver. The ruling will likely be appealed, possibly to the U.S. Supreme Court. Until then, CATALYST wishes all the best to those couples waiting for justice. We look forward to celebrating mightily when, in Utah, bride may finally kiss the bride. -kp
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n June I spent a week floating down the San Juan River in Southern Utah with a bunch of dancing goddesses. Well, strictly speaking they were seven little girls ranging in age from four to 12, but the Girl Power they generated was palpable. Richard Louv who wrote Last Child in the Woods is on to something with his idea of nature deficit disorder. On the river kids inclined to slouch in front of the TV and complain about being bored glow with energy and laughter. However, it might be impossible to completely disconnect from commercial culture. As the girls swam and hiked and found ways to turn rocks, sticks, and mud into playthings they also kept bursting into their current favorite song, “Let it Go,” the anthem of Elsa the Snow Queen from the movie Frozen. I confess, when I first took my kids to see Frozen I didn’t immediately get the girl power aspect of it; I thought it was mainly about the wonders of computer animation to create images of glittering, transparent ice. But the girls knew better. Frozen is about having magic powers and using them. With a bit of squinting to see past the Disneyfication, Queen Elsa looks a lot like an aspect of the Divine Feminine. Like the Greek goddess Demeter, she has the power to freeze the Earth, but also the power (if she chooses) to end the dark of winter and bring back the green of springtime. Although original Snow Queen author Hans Christian Andersen had a tendency toward Christian allegory, Queen Elsa seems to belong to an older pagan tradition of female nature spirits who pop up in European folktales as mermaids, frog princesses, swan maidens, willies and veelas (like the ones who cheer for the Bulgarian quidditch team in Harry Potter books). I just finished reading a terrific new book about them, The Dancing Goddesses by Elizabeth Wayland Barber. Barber is an archaeologist and also a folkdancer, and her book is an archaeological search for the prehistoric roots of European dance traditions. After many years of teaching and learning recreational folk dances Barber began to realize that many Eastern European dances originated in semi-pagan seasonal rituals that were performed in order to beg a gift of fertility and abundance from various female spirits.
SHALL WE DANCE?
Dancing goddesses on the San Juan River BY AMY BRUNVAND By tracing images of dancers on potsherds, jewelry and other archaeological relics, Barber was able to trace a history of dancing goddesses back to the European Stone Age.
But back to the San Juan River. Since I had just been reading about the archaeology of European dance, I saw the petroglyph images along the San Juan in a new way, full of water spirits and dancing spirits of
By tracing images of dancers on potsherds and other archaeological relics, Barber was able to trace a history of dancing goddesses back to the European Stone Age. the landscape. The San Juan River forms one boundary of the Navajo Nation, and it appears in the Navajo Creation Story as Toh-bakáhni, “Male Water.” Navajo cultural specialist Judy A. Martin writes that in the Navajo
worldview, “Gender was created to enable reproduction and life. In this way, the Navajo refer to the environment as male and female—for example, Mother Earth and Father Sky, male and female mountains.” Until the Glen Canyon Dam was built, the male San Juan flowed together with the female Colorado River whose spirit is called “Life Without End.” According to the Utah History Encyclopedia, the waters of Lake Powell “rendered unserviceable prehistoric, historic, and religious sites of value. The Navajo lost at least two sacred places. “The confluence of the San Juan and the Colorado was a meeting place where two Navajo deities, embodied in these rivers, met to create water children of the cloud and rain people. Nearby stood Rainbow Bridge, an arch with a span of 278 feet. Said to be male and female holy beings who created clouds, rainbows, and moisture, this site, like the confluence, is no longer used for worship.” As we floated down the river towards Lake Powell, all of this swirled in my mind. Perhaps the stories of dancing nature spirits are not literally true, but nonetheless they are metaphorically true and children seem to know instinctively how to dance with them. Perhaps if we adults remembered to dance with water spirits, we would have more gratitude for their gifts. Maybe we never would have made the mistake of building the Glen Canyon Dam in the first place. N Amy Brunvand is a librarian at the University of Utah and a dance enthusiast. Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv. Algonquin Books, 2008. The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber. W. W. Norton, 2013. Utah History Encyclopedia: UEN.ORG /UTAH_HISTORY_ENCYCLOPEDIA Significant Traditional Cultural Properties of the Navajo People, by Judy A. Martin: HPD.NAVAJO-NSN.GOV/ TCPBOOK/TCPBOOK.PDF
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Passive by design Before investing in solar panels, see what you can accomplish using passive solar principles BY KATHERINE PIOLI
The first certified passive solar house built in the western United States, the Breezeway House, was built right here in Salt Lake County’s Millcreek Township in 2010, incorporating passive elements such as southern-facing windows, insulation and sun blades. “It was the first time I integrated energy modeling software technology with architectural design,” says Breezeway architect Dave Brach of Brach Design Architecture. “Summertime cooling is a big issue in Utah,” says Brach. “Correct orientation of windows and proper shading is the biggest challenge.” At the Breezeway House, a maple tree helps shade two west-facing windows, while canopies on the south side shade windows from the sun.
mart design is nothing new. For Millennia, before our fancy furnaces and air-conditioners, people stayed comfortable by using the principles of passive solar heating and cooling. The Anasazi village at Mesa Verde National Park, made famous by the photography of Ansel Adams, is placed within a cliff not only to avoid intruders but to avoid the heat of direct sunlight in summer and absorb heat from the low sun in the winter.
Architects in the Persian Empire created an ingenious form of passive air-conditioning called Badgir, or wind towers. Still used today, these brick towers extend above the rooflines where vents capture wind, filtering it through wet screens. The cooled air then falls down the tower into rooms below. In the absence of wind the flow reverses, pulling hot air upwards and out of the building. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a 1930s project called Solar 1 began an influential modern
investigation into passive designs. Solar 1 was the first house in the U.S. to be heated by the sun’s energy using solar radiation during winter as well as to experiment with solar power generation. Today, increasingly more people are rediscovering and reapplying passive solar designs and techniques to modern buildings and homes. Here in Utah, Zion National Park’s visitor center, built in 2000, incorporates all of the most important aspects of passive design: good
insulation, natural ventilation, heat capture with a Trombe wall, and down-draft cooltowers. In an age when inefficiently designed buildings account for 65% of total energy consumption in the United States, the passive designs used in Zion’s visitor center have slashed energy use across the board. Energy used for heating is down 64%, for cooling 95%, and for lights 73%, over all saving the Park $14,000 annually.
What is passive design? Passive solar starts with the sun. Imagine where the sun rises in the winter, low and to the south. Now think of where the sun will rise tomorrow, just weeks after the summer solstice. It will be high, almost directly overhead. Being able to heat and cool passively involves knowing when and how to avoid this sun when you want to cool, and conversely to utilize the sun when you want to heat. It can be as complicated as designing your home to be south facing with large windows and dark heat-absorbent floors, or as simple as knowing when to open and close the windows in your house. By learning these techniques and making even slight modifications, you can potentially meet 60% of your heating and cooling needs simply through use of passive solar principles.
Tips from Rugemer In 2010, Jorg Rugemer, an associate professor at the University of Utah’s School of Architecture, set out to build a zero-energy home for his family using the principles of passive solar. Two and a half years after moving into 125 Haus, a beautifully aesthetic expression of modern architecture nestled at 7,000 feet into a forest of pine trees, the experiment has proved a success with the family’s annual heating and cooling costs averaging $21 a month. Obviously, when it comes to summer cooling, the Rugemer family has it easy. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that cooling a house at 7,000 feet requires little more than opening windows at night to let incool air. But Rugemer has not always had a home in the mountains. “We lived in a two-story brick house in Salt Lake,” recalls Rugemer, “and very rarely used our air conditioning.” While all around him, neighbors cranked the A/C to cool their homes, Rugemer used the same trick he uses at 7,000 feet, one vaguely similar to the idea practiced by the Persians, opening windows as night and closing them during the day. While north and eastfacing openings lose as much heat as they gain, and thus are not useful for capturing or reducing
Another Brach design, the YW House is a retrofit of an old 1940s brick home. The collapsable awning over the windows and patio also blocks sunlight during summer and can be removed during winter to allow sun in.
With the Ruby House, the first certified passive solar house in Salt Lake City, completed in 2011, part of the challenge for Brach Design Architecture was keeping the remodeled home in harmony aesthetically with its neighbors in the Avenues historic district. Using materials like wood, brick and stucco to retain an early 20th century quality, the remodel incorporated low solar gain windows with shade canopies and a seasonally adjustable roof over the porch that could be removed during the winter. solar heating, they are perfect for cross ventilation. Channeling wind through a house can draw in cooler air and push out the warm stale air. While techniques like strategic opening and closing of windows don’t require any remodeling, some minor structural changes, suggests Rugemer, will make passive heating and cooling more efficient and effective. Sealing windows, doors, attics and other gaps in a home is the first place to start. “Every gap lets energy out,” says Rugemer. “An airtight environment allows heating and cooling to be more easily regulated through a heat recovery system ideally with a high performance filter.” The second most important step is insulating a home. Like with a refrigerator, insulation stabilizes an environment. In an airtight house, insulation holds cool air longer during the summer and hot air longer during the winter. Finally, Rugemer likes to focus on window shades in his passive design. “I will never understand why Americans put their blinds on the inside of the window,” says Rugemer who, having grown up in Germany, far prefers the European design with external shutters. “Placing blinds inside the glass actually captures heat,” he explains. “With internal blinds, about 80% of the energy that enters the window becomes trapped and disseminated into the building.” Instead of using blinds to block sun and heat during the summer, passive designs often use an extended, overhanging roofline, easily one of the most recognizable aesthetic elements of passive designs. The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright
used this technique in his Prairie School design, creating an extended roof that blocked the high summer sun from shining directly into window and allowed low winter sun to enter. Rather than changing an entire roofline, blocking sun from entering windows can be as simple as planting a tree on the south side of a house
“I will never understand why Americans put their blinds on the inside of the window,” says Rugemer who, having grown up in Germany, far prefers the European design with external shutters. allowing the summer foliage to block sunlight. (Get advice on the proper tree to plant for your conditions.) Or it can happen by adding sunblades—aluminum or wooden extensions placed over the top of windows, an excellent solution not yet common in the U.S. “Often,” says Rugemer, “passive techniques are just a matter of changing habits.” Or, one could say, of going back to ancient ones. N Katherine Pioli is CATALYST’s staff writer.
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Settle In, Soak In Parvrtta Anjaneyasana
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orn to Anjana (a supernatural woman) and Kesari (king of the monkeys), Anjaneya had magical powers and royalty in his genetic inheritance. His godfather was Vayu, the wind god. Anjaneya was considered to be the reincarnation of Lord Shiva. His auspicious pedigree made him a bit of a star among mortals. According to legend, Anjaneya once mistook the sun for a glowing piece of fruit. In an effort to grab it for himself, Anjaneya leapt repeatedly, much to the annoyance of Indra, the sun god. After all, even the Koch brothers can’t own the sun. A battle ensued, causing Vayu, the wind god, to leave in a huff, jeopardizing life on Earth. Indra, donning his mediator hat, brokered a deal that gained Anjaneya his immortality and got Vayu back to work. Anjaneyasana (Lunge Pose) expresses its namesake’s incessant leaps toward the sun. This month’s pose is a non-traditional variation of that pose: Parvrtta Anjaneyasana (Revolved Lunge). I learned this pose from my most influential asana teacher, Donna Farhi, who developed it years ago. She called it “Chaise Lounge Pose.” This may be a bit of a stretch, but I like to think of it as Anjaneya’s more mature, but nonetheless indulgent self, the one that settles into a chaise lounge and contemplates the sun. Instead of craving it for himself, he simply soaks in its goodness. I don’t know that gods have much use for Vitamin D, but Anjaneya, like his mortal cohorts—you and I—might gain energy from settling back and soaking it in, in moderate amounts, of course. Chaise Lounge is a lunge with a twist. Its benefits are many: It lengthens the muscles and fascia of the outer bottom leg; expands the heart and chest; and rotates the thoracic spine, an area that loves to twist but that we too often ignore, much
to our detriment. As we age, the thoracic spine often become less mobile, causing shoulder and neck tension. Revolved Lunge is a strong twist that mobilizes the thoracic spine. Plus, it feels good; it’s a perennial crowd pleaser in my classes. To practice, gather your props: a nonskid mat and a yoga block. Begin in Mountain Pose, standing with your feet about hips width apart. Bend forward from the hip joints into Uttanasana (standing forward bend). Bend both knees and take a few deep breaths, inhaling into your back. Step your right leg back, straightening it at the knee so that you are in a high lunge with your left foot aligned between your hands on the floor. After a few breaths, lower your right knee to the floor. Turn your left foot outward 90 degrees and scoot it back a bit so that it lines up with your hipbones. Press your right hand into the floor as you turn toward your left leg and extend your left arm up toward the sky. If you prefer, you can circle your left arm back behind you and place your hand on a yoga block or on the floor (as in the photo). Then press both hands downward to assist the rotation of your spine. Stay for
If I only have time to practice a few poses, Chaise Lounge is one of them.
BY CHARLOTTE BELL five or 10 breaths, with your left arm either extended skyward or with your hand on the floor behind you. Untwist your body, returning to a lunge pose with your hands on the floor, on either side of your left foot. Step your right foot forward into Uttanasana. Take a few breaths here, checking in with what happened in Revolved Lunge. How has your forward bend changed? Do the two sides of your body feel different? Then step your left leg back and repeat on the other side. There are two ways to practice Revolved Lunge. The first is what I described above, pressing hands into the floor to lift and turn the ribcage upward. This focuses on the spinal rotation. Another option is to let the torso hang so that it hovers just above the floor. This creates a strong lateral stretch in the torso. If I only have time to practice a few poses, Chaise Lounge is one of them. It’s become a go-to for me because of the spinal rotation, and because it wakes up my shoulders and arms, and grounds and stretches my legs. Plus it never hurts to put in some chaise lounge time, no matter the season. N Charlotte Bell is a yoga teacher at
Mindful Yoga Collective, an author of two books, and plays oboe with the Salt Lake Symphony and Red Rock Rondo. She lives in Salt Lake City.
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PSYCHIC ARTS & INTUITIVE SCIENCES ANGEL READINGS Lisa Rasmussen, ATP®, CHT 11/14 951-234-4422. Angel Therapy Practitioner® certified by Doreen Virtue, Ph D. Offering intuitive counseling and clinical hypnotherapy to assist you in clearing fears and life challenges with guidance from your angels, guides and loved ones. Over 20 years experience. LISARAS4422@GMAIL.COM ASTROLOGY Hands On Astrology 7/14 Jerre Wroble. 801-232-4988. Tired of guessing what you’re here to do? Start 2014 out with renewed enthusiasm while zeroing in on your soul purpose. Astrology and hand analysis, when combined, offer a deeper awareness. Gift certificates available. HANDSONASTROLOGY@GMAIL.COM
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tional 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
adjustment issues; and sexual abuse and trauma. Also provides support for life-course development and aging issues. Works with adults and adolescents in a private home office near Sugar House.9/14
PSYCHIC/TAROT READINGS Michael Ingleby 801-864-7870. Divination through Tarot, Runes, Palmistry, Pendulum, and Oracle cards. Spiritual forecasts provide direction and insight to allow preparation for events yet to happen. 1st level Reiki Master, Certified Hypnotherapist, Akashic Channeler, Shamanic and Energy Medium. By appointment. MICH_ING13@YAHOO.COM
Marianne Felt, CMHC, MT-BC 801-524-0560, ext. 3. 150 S. 600 E. Ste. 7C. Certified Mental Health Counselor, Board certified music therapist, certified Gestalt therapist, Mountain Lotus Counseling. Transpersonal psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, EMDR. Open gateways to change through experience of authentic contact. Integrate body, mind and spirit through creative exploration of losses, conflicts and relationships that challenge and inspire our lives. MOUNTAINLOTUSCOUNSELING.COM
Margaret Ruth FOG 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 7/14 801-394-6287; 801-721-2779 cell. Shamanic Intuitive Readings and Energy Work . Ogden Canyon. Suzanne Wagner. 707-354-1019. WWW.SUZWAGNER.COM. FOG
PSYCHOTHERAPY & PERSONAL GROWTH HYPNOSIS Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer 801.810.9406. 1111 E. Brickyard Rd, Suite 109. 2nd Thurs. of every month: Self Hypnosis Class 6-7:30 pm. $10. Private hypnosis sessions for weight loss, cravings, anxiety, depression, motivation, stress, confidence and self sabotage. Find your health, happiness and success. Free consultations. WWW.BRAINTRAINERCOACH.COM, HOLLY@BRAINTRAINERCOACH.COM THERAPY/COUNSELING ABC-Advanced Behavioral Counseling 5/14 801-268-1199. 997 E. 3900 South/rear, We are a treatment agency for mental health, relationships, anxiety, depression, addictions, substance abuse, grief/loss, divorce, domestic violence, for adults and children. Individual and men’s, women’s and mixed groups, some insurances accepted, Several counselors available. Sliding fee scale available. WWW.ABCSLC.COM Healing Pathways Therapy Center 8/14 435-248-2089. Clinical Director: Kristan Warnick, CMHC. 1174 E. Graystone Way (2760 S.), Ste. 8, Sugarhouse. Integrated counseling and medical services for anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship, life adjustment issues. Focusing on clients’ innate capacity to heal and resolve past and current obstacles, rather than just cope. Modalities include EMDR, EFT, Mindfulness, Feminist/Multicultural. Individuals, Couples, Families. WWW.HEALINGPATHWAYSTHERAPY.COM Jill B. Jones, PhD, LCSW 10/14 775 848-3561.Areas of practice include eating disorders; identity, relationship, grief-related
Jan Magdalen, LCSW 3/15 801-582-2705, 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. Stephen Proskauer, MD, Integrative Psychiatry 10/14 801-631-8426. 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 Salt Lake Wellness Center, Michelle Murphy, LCSW 2/15 4190 So. Highland Dr., #226. 801-680-7842. Salt Lake Wellness Center provides therapeutic services to individuals. We maintain a holistic approach. We are an Amen Method Provider. We provide traditional therapeutic interventions and education in vitamin and nutrition therapy to create a state of wellness. SHAMANIC PRACTICE Sarah Sifers, Ph.D., LCSW, Shamanic Practitioner 3/15 801-531-8051. 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 FOG 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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Inner Light Center Spiritual Community 10/14 801.462.1800. 4408 S. 500 E., SLC. An interspiritual sanctuary that goes beyond religion into mystical realms. Access inner wisdom, deepen divine connection, enjoy an accepting, friendly community. Events & classes. Sunday Celebration: 10 a.m.; WWW.INNERLIGHTCENTER.NET
Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Tibetan Buddhist Temple 8/14 DA?? 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
Two Arrows Zen Center (formerly Boulder Mountain Zendo). 230 S. 500 W., #155, SLC. 801.532.4975. WWW.BOULDERMOUNTAINZENDO.ORG
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METAPHORS FOR THE MONTH BY SUZANNE WAGNER
JULY 2014 Osho Zen Tarot: Friendliness, The Dream, The Miser Medicine Cards: Badger, Weasel, Hummingbird Mayan Oracle: Manik, Universal Movement, Mystical Power Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Star, Two of Wands, Eigth of Cups Aleister Crowley Deck: Valour, Knight of Wands, The Lovers Healing Earth Tarot: Grandfather of Pipes, Man of Crystals, Six of Feathers Words of Truth: Delusion, Discrimination, Responsibility
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hings are picking up. This month you want to cut loose and go for it. But the cards are indicating that too much, too fast can create more problems if you are not careful. Do not let yourself fall into delusion. Keep a discriminating eye on your goal and take responsible steps in consistent fashion. As the energy is finally moving there is a deep desire to run. But just like trying to run up the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is a bad idea, so is the idea that because you feel this long-awaited surge of energy that you should leap into action without remembering to pace yourself. It is wonderful when you feel as if you can begin to see the doorway you have been seeking and the goal is almost within your grasp. Just remember to follow the wave. You have put so much energy into the situation and that energy has been building so that now you can see the wave moving. There is no longer a need to push the wave—just ride it! There is always more work but for a minute enjoy the shift and feel the love that is expanding. Look at things with objective eyes and remember that correct structures and strategies is the way to keep things moving smoothly. Congratulate yourself for getting this far and remind yourself that all the struggle was worth it. It is important to appreciate the journey because it was very difficult and you know there was a lot of complaining that happened, whether that was just in your own head or even if it did manage to get out your mouth. The dream is taking shape and manifesting in a beautiful and unexpected way. Do not allow your mind to make that positive energy contract. Remain centered in a place of abundance. Meditate in nature. Breathe in appreciation for yourself and those who have walked some or all of this path with you. Notice that every encounter gave you something that you critically needed. That did not mean that those lessons were fun or easy but they were essential. From that feeling of arriving at your particular destination, feel the power that you have generated. Acknowledge the skills that you have integrated. Feel your soul’s depth and the intuitive abilities that guided you here even when you were resisting. Appreciate who you have become. You have worked hard and even though there is always more work to do, this moment is extremely helpful to remind you that you have done well. So, the next time you have to gather up your courage, perhaps you will relax and flow more easily because you have learned how to trust the core of your being and that great power that is beyond your mind. N
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