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lobal warming. Vanishing species. The collapse of bee colonies. In this special issue on sustainability, we look closely at food: where it comes from, how we get it, and how our appetites are impacting the natural world.

In our lead story, Nancy Gross investigates disappearing honeybees. She reviews a new documentary about colony collapse disorder and learns that there is still hope for the bees—but we need to act fast.

In This Issue

8 16 Love that tomato? Then be a Seed Saver - by Linda Harmon Interviews - Advocates of Sacred Soil - by Linda Harmon 28 Providing A Green Roof For Those In Need - by Paris Chatman 42 The Story Behind Agave Nectar - by Tree Bernstein 52 The Healthie Foodie - Baked Apples with Honey 57 The Whole Person Recommends 64 The Silent Message of the Bees - by Nancy Grosss

Linda Harmon looks at the importance of preserving our seeds for the future in her article Seed Savers. Harmon also interviews Andy Lipkus of Tree People, and gives us the scoop on William Logan’s Dirt. Also: Tree Bernstein uncovers the not so sweet story on agave nectar; Paris Chatman writes about green building in Four Walls, and The Healthy Foody celebrates fall and the bees with a recipe for honeybaked apples. Autumn is just around the corner and now is the prefect time to reap the harvest remembering that our friends the bees have contributed so much to the abundance we enjoy.

–The Whole Person Team ON THE COVER: Rick Monzon is an Ojai based artist. His fluid, dreamlike landscapes are available at ojaihealingart.blogspot.com

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s e i r a n o i s i V w e N e LOW PRICE Th Welcome to the October Conscious Life Expo. We are preparing another extraordinary program filled with Free Events, Keynote Workshops and an Exhibit Hall with cutting edge products and services. Mark your calendar. Discounted tickets go on sale September 10.

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Alfonso De Rose speaks on F.A.I.T.H. He goes beyond “The Secret” to the Ultimate Tool to Change, featured in the new documentary film, “ The Inner Weigh.”.

Fillipo, founder of the LIFEChanges Radio Show is changing how people embrace, honor and engage change in their everyday lives

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos is a World Explorer and leading expert on the Ancient Astronaut Theory, Giorgio is opening our eyes to the secret history of our planet!

Emy Shanti, an Argentinian mystic, is bringing a contemporary spiritual awareness to the Latino community through the Expo Nueva Conciencia.

Vicki Gay has created a grassroots thunder with her incredible gifts and spiritual essence - clients say they have sat silent and were moved to tears as Vickie delivered everything they came for and more.

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marks his 20th year of uncovering astounding secrets and suppressed information with a major all-day event at the Santa Monica Convention Center on March 26th, 2011. In this seminar, David will take the manipulation of the human race and the nature of reality to still new levels of understanding. He calls for humanity to rise from its knees and take back the world. Tickets: $39 - $99.

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PREREGISTRATION – FUTURE EVENTS – SAVE THE DATE! THE L.A. CONSCIOUS LIFE EXPO, Fall Conference, takes place Oct. 15-17 at the LAX Hilton, “The New Visionaries.” An extraordinary program filled with free events, keynote workshops and an exhibit hall with cuttingedge products and services. Discounted tickets go on sale Sept. 10. Featuring Alfonso De Rose, Filipo, Giorgio Tsoukalos, Emy Shanti, Vicki Gay, and David Icke. Call 800/367-5777 for discounted tickets. www.consciouslifeexpo.com.

Southern California Events 15 Sep.: Darshan: 7:00 p.m. Rose Temple 305 Rose Avenue Venice, CA 90291

8 Oct.: Darshan: 7:00 p.m. Seaside Center for Spiritual Living 1613 Lake Drive Encinitas, CA 92024

New Year’s Eve Retreat 29 Dec 2010 – 2 Jan 2011 The Lodge at Torrey Pines La Jolla, CA 92037

For more information or to register for the retreat, please contact Samantha: phone: (888) 288-3735 e-mail: samantha@Louix.org * All events are by donation, except the New Year’s Eve Retreat

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PREREGISTER FOR SELACIA’S “EQUINOX CHANNELING WITH THE COUNCIL OF 12,” taking place Sept. 25 at 6 pm, Santa Monica. Attend this evening of personal and planetary healing, receiving input from spirit about your next steps during these times of great change. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. Info: Selacia, 310/915-2884, email Selacia@Selacia.com. Sign-up & mailing list: www.Selacia.com. Follow on Facebook & Twitter. INTERNATIONAL ALCHEMY CONFERENCE, Oct. 1-4. Join us in real world transformation and participate in learning the secrets to an extraordinary life. Varied hours (8 am-midnight), visit our website for special packages. At Long Beach Convention Center, 300 Ocean Blvd, Long Beach 90802. Info: Gina Almgren, gina@alchemyconference.com and visit www. alchemyconference.com. EXHIBIT AT THE 7TH ANNUAL HEALTH FREEDOM EXPOS: Long Beach, March 25-27, 2011; Chicago, June 10-12, 2011. #1 Consumer Natural Health Expo in North America. Thousands of attendees gather in one place for 3 days to learn about and buy your products and services. Call now to $ave, early registration discounts! Call 888/658-3976 or visit www.HealthFreedomExpo.com. OJAI VALLEY’S GREEN HOME & BUILDING TOUR is back, Oct. 1-2. This event takes you into 5 green-built residential and commercial sites where you can examine eco-friendly features that include lime plaster walls and recycled glass countertops. Designers and contractors will be there to answer questions. Tickets $10. Also this year: the Green Home Show on Oct. 2, 10 am-5 pm, featuring merchandise and information on sustainable living (free admission). Opening reception on Oct. 1 with wine, music & light fare, 5:30-7:30 pm, $25 or $20 for those with paid Ojai Valley Green Coalition memberships. Info: www.ojaivalleygreentour.com or 805/669-8445. PREREGISTER FOR: JOANNA MACY & THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS, Oct. 7-10. An experiential weekend workshop in deep ecology and activism presented by Joanna Macy, one of the great elders of our time. $435. The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. Info and RSVP: Rebecca Strong, 805/646-8343, ext. 101, www.ojaifoundation.org. Email program@ojaifoundation.org. EXHIBITOR SPACES AVAILABLE: BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO takes place in Pasadena Sept. 1819, at the Pasadena Masonic Center, 200 S. Euclid. Also in San Diego, Oct. 2-3, at Doubletree Mission Valley. Offering seminars, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits on: natural health, personal growth, metaphysics, aura photos, massage, Reiki, music, top psychics, and much more. Info: 541/482-3722, www.bmse.net

BLESSING OF INSECURITY, taking place Oct. 5-10. Advanced Bodyworker Skills, Craniosacral Biodynamics. Take your practice to the next level in this 5-day residential retreat intensive. Tuesday 6 pm-Sunday 2 pm. $1070 (includes course fee, meals and lodging). With Julia Marie Gillett, RCST®, at Pine Manor Retreat Center, 32840 Ortega Hwy, Lake Elsinore 92530. Info: 970/318-0074, email Juliamariegillett@gmail. com, www.JourneyinStillness.com. DARSHAN WITH LOUIX DOR DEMPRIEY, taking place Oct. 8, 7 pm, at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Dr., Encinitas 92024. Receiving the blessing of this spiritual Master can have profound transformational effects, often evoking exalted states of bliss, kundalini rising, and even, at times, healing of physical ailments. By donation. For more info visit www. Louix.org, or phone Samantha at 888/288-3735, email samantha@Louix.org. ADVANCE REGISTRATION THIS MONTH: NEW CLEARSIGHT CLAIRVOYANT PROGRAM begins in October 2010. Clearsight’s Clairvoyant Program is an intensive voyage of self-discovery, self-empowerment and self-awareness in which you learn to use your own life-force energy to create the life you want. For more information call Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit us at www.clearsightaura.com, or email to clearsightaura@gmail.com. A UNIQUE COLLABORATION: Joanna Macy & Awakening the Dreamer Facilitator Training, taking place Oct. 10-15. Join the worldwide movement to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on earth by becoming an ATD facilitator. $950. The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. Info and RSVP: Rebecca Strong, 805/646-8343, ext. 101, www.ojaifoundation.org. Email program@ojaifoundation. org. PREREGISTER FOR: REIKI CERTIFICATION COURSES, Level I, II & Masters. Learn this hands-on healing technique from Gail Thackray, Reiki Master, only 6 generations from the Grand Masters in Japan. Traditional Usui & Tibetan. Gail incorporates the outdoor natural beauty of Indian Springs Ranch. Level 1, $120; Level 2, $175. (Don’t miss: Pauline Landy, gifted Reiki Master from England, will be teaching Masters with Gail Sept. 11-13.) Private treatments available. Indian Springs Ranch, Sylmar, 818/8906111, www.GailThackray.com. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKENDS, held on the last weekend of each month. Next weekends: Sept. 24-26, Oct. 29-31. Renew, relax and refresh. Celebrate life through song and dance, yoga classes, meditation, hiking, exercise, arts & crafts classes and wholesome meals at Sunburst Sanctuary. Please call for more info and suggested donation: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. THE ART OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE, opening Oct. 7. Experience over 20 new works: artistic translations of the 2,000-year-old poem, Ramayana, through music, food and fine art. 7 pm, free. At LYFE Yoga Center, 1310 Pacific Coast Hwy. (at Pier Ave.), 2nd Floor, Hermosa Beach 90254. 310/374-5933 or visit www.LYFEyogacenter.com. LOVE YOUR BODY, LOVE YOUR LIFE, book signing and lecture with body image expert Sarah Marie, to be held at Akashic Bookshop and


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Center on Oct. 2, 1-3 pm. Do you struggle with negative thoughts and feelings about your body? If you are ready to break free from Negative Body Obsession and live and life you love, join Sarah Maria for this event. Visit www.breakfreebeauty.com. Info: Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. THE PROMISE OF OUR DARK AGE: A Public Talk by Joanna Macy, takes place Oct. 8, 7:30 pm. Macy speaks to the “Great Turning” of our times and the grace hidden within the challenges of this planetary time of peril and promise. $20 advance purchase, $25 at the door. The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. Info and RSVP: Rebecca Strong, 805/646-8343, ext. 101. Purchase tickets at www.ojaifoundation. org. Email program@ojaifoundation.org. GRIEF COACH TRAININGS, call for upcoming dates. Enroll now and get $50 off (coupon: Whole). Learn how to help yourself, help others, make a difference, make 6 figures. Get your free CD and free ebook online, www.GriefCoachAcademy.com. 866/608-7072. PALM SPRINGS HEALING RETREAT & SPA, preregister for this Sept. 21-24 event. Join Gail Thackray and Pauline Landy at the world-class resort and spa, Two Bunch Palms. Rest and rejuvenate your body and soul. Day and evening workshops in Meditation, Yoga, Reiki Healing through Past Lives, Soul Purpose and Life Coaching, Chakra Clearing and Cell Energizing. Natural hot springs pools, mineral spas, plus full spa treatments available. www.GailThackray. com, 818/890-6111. NEW YEAR’S EVE RETREAT WITH LOUIX DOR

DEMPRIEY, Wed. Dec. 29-Sun. Jan. 2, 4 nights and 5 days. At The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla. For the first time in 12 years, Louix’s traditional New Year’s Eve Retreat will be held in the U.S. Be transformed as you receive His darshan and drink of His ageless wisdom over the course of 5 intimate, engaging days with this spiritual Master. $2,295 includes retreat tuition, accommodation, meals, gratuities. Info: www.Louix. org, or call Samantha, 888/288-3735, email samanthat@Louix.org. SAN DIEGO BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO will be taking place Oct. 2-3 at Doubletree Mission Valley. Call for information and exhibitor space opportunities. Offering seminars, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits on: natural health, personal growth, metaphysics, aura photos, massage, Reiki, music, top psychics, and much more. Info: 541/482-3722, www.bmse.net PREREGISTER FOR: DAY OF MINDFULNESS, taking place Oct. 3, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, first Sunday of the month. Meditation and practices in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh as well as “council” under the oaks. Bring sack lunch. By donation. The Ojai Foundation, 9739 Ojai-Santa Paula Road, Ojai. Info and RSVP: Rebecca Strong, 805/646-8343, ext. 101. Visit www.ojaifoundation.org. Email program@ojaifoundation. org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1 PROSPERITY CLUB, 7:30 pm, meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. SCV LAW OF ATTRACTION, this group is the

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place to meet like-minded individuals interested in personal growth, real happiness, and abundance. We practice, explore and share the universal law of attraction, based on the simple but powerful principle of “thoughts becoming things,” which is much more than positive thinking. For details contact Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/2524100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by Dr. John-Roger to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, registrar@pts.org, www. pts.org. LEARN THE POWER OF LIFE COACHING, free workshop with Keith Miller, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 310/351-4820 or Keith@iPECcoaching.com. Are you ready to experience the fulfillment and rewards of being a professional coach? As a certified iPEC Coach, you will assist people to connect their inner purpose and passion to outer goals to achieve extraordinary results. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. GO PINK! GET BREAST THERMOGRAPHY, Early Screening for Breast Cancer. $50 off this month. Where mammography looks for structure such as a lump, thermography looks for the body’s physiological responses to cancer cells.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Adam Makarenko, Courtesy Vanishing of the Bees Movie


The Silent Message of the Bees S

ome years ago, I began to wonder if the insects I encounter in day-to-day life, and help by doing all I can to get them outside, are able to survive once they are freed. One time, I could not get a bee, stuck in the deepest angle of my windshield, to exit my car until I was miles from home and had stopped for gas. Cut off from its social circle and foraging grounds, was being out in nature good enough? I wondered, and wrote a prose poem about it. I have since found out, from watching the recently-released U. S. version of the acclaimed documentary, Vanishing of the Bees, that the bee would not survive 24 hours away from her colony. As I hinted in the poem I wrote, an accidental trip in a car is a microcosmic metaphor for much, much bigger tragedies — tragedies that increase exponentially and globally as human innovations impact the animal kingdom. The alarming disappearance of honeybee colonies in the U.S. in the last three years, and worldwide for about a decade longer, is important feedback for very basic reasons—which is why the directors of Vanishing of the Bees, Maryam Henein and George Langworthy, subtitled their film: “A Documentary for Anyone Who Likes to Eat.” The abrupt absence of honeybees from their hives was named Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), when U. S. scientists formed a task force to study the phenomenon in early 2007. Since a third of everything we eat requires insect pollination, staggering colony losses are generating understandable fear about a world without fruits and vegetables: the rainbow of foods that is so essential in terms of health, variety and flavor. Imagine a diet without watermelon, broccoli, blueberries, cherries, onions, apples, and almonds. In the film, Dennis van Englesdorp, of Penn State’s Department of Entomology, explains that without the work done by honeybees, we would “be eating gruel, a diet of only wheat, oats, corn and rice.” Honeybees are social bees that produce honey. They have been domesticated for millennia so their honey and wax could be gathered. Other types of bees can pollinate crops and orchards, as long as there is an adequate habitat for them to find food during the seasons when the crops are not in flower. This includes some native bees that do not live in colonies and do not produce honey. While honeybees have been transported to pollinate crops since ancient times — even the Egyptians took them on boats on the Nile — the trend toward enormous farms planted in only one crop (monocultures) has made honeybee transport and pollination work into a necessary big business. Native pollinators have nowhere to forage when these huge farms are not in bloom, and so their populations have dwindled. Meanwhile, there are numerous stressors on commercial beekeepers and commercial honeybees as they zig-zag across the continent from one pollination season to another. The chemical and genetic modifications of plants and bees common in large-scale farming are proving, through CCD, to be innovations taken too far. Michael Pollan, author of In Defense of Food: an Eater’s Manifesto, and The

by Nancy Gross

“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others” —Saint John Chrysostom

““They are messengers. They encourage us to come together for the greater good.” ” —Maryam Henein

Omnivore’s Dilemma, who makes several appearances in Vanishing of the Bees, defines unsustainable as: “Internal contradictions that will lead to breakdown.” The two directors of Vanishing of the Bees began in different professions that eventually intersected. Langworthy has been in the business for 20 years, directing documentaries and an environmental piece (as well as working in music with bands such as Devo and The White Stripes), while Maryam was previously a journalist. She explains, “I got into researching for documentaries. I produced a piece for Robert Greenwald and the Sierra Club related to the environment and the Exxon Valdez spill.” She also worked on films about the seedy side of Los Angeles. She wanted to do a film of timely importance and substance and Vanishing of the Bees is her way of giving back. In an interview George explains. “A friend of mine told me about the bees. We found out very early on — April 2007. I was very drawn to the story and very troubled. Maryam interjects, “George likes mysteries. A symptom of CCD is that bees just abandon their hives. It didn’t make any sense, because they abandon the brood—which are their young—and the queen. We thought it was such an important story that we left our jobs. In 2008, we got a big grant. The film came out in the U.K. in October of 2009.” They go on to explain that while all this was happening, “the bees literally started appearing in our lives.” The two have seamlessly integrated the visuals and the story line to convey a sense that human innovations can coexist harmoniously with the natural world until they lose balance and become exploitative. Occasionally, the film’s images depict garish realities such as industrial underhandedness and tampering with bee biology. For example, it shows the stacks of metal kegs of imported, diluted honey “blends” that routinely make it through customs and upset the pure honey market, as well as the artificial insemination of queen bees. And, though huge monoculture farms are shot gracefully, they also depict views of nature that are freakishly homogenous, and overextended to excess. Bees have been important to human civilization since its dawn. And yet, they are dying, or more often, fleeing, as though they are disappearing off of the face of the earth. Like the bees that see the world through multifaceted eyes, the documentary takes viewers on a journey into many possible causes of CCD. In this respectful look at the experience of both large scale commercial beekeeping operations, and small scale holistic beekeeping practices, a narrowing down takes place until the seeming culprit is exposed. This method of constructing the film allows the other possible causes to be seen as accomplices that have led to the conditions that have turned large scale farming against the very bees it relies on. One example of the road that led to catastrophe is making viewers aware that pesticides began as repurposed agents designed for chemical warfare in Germany in World War I. Says Maryam: “I see the bees abandoning (continued on page 12)

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 2 SOUL DANCE EVENING, 7:30-9 pm, free (donations welcome). Do you love to dance? Join us for a magical evening dancing free-style to all kinds of music in this beautiful mansion setting, with God as our dance partner. It’s fun, outrageous, sacred. No dance experience needed. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. For more info contact Alisha Hayes at Alisha@SoulDanceLA.com, visit www.SoulDanceLA.com, or call Judy Lange at 323/737-4055. FROLICKING IN THE GARDEN OF PARADOX, 7-9 pm, $20. Shamanic Kabbalah is an ancient body of Jewish wisdom that has been transmitted mostly orally for close to 4,000 years. Employing sacred tools of ancient texts, soulstirring chants, shamanic journeying, trance-inducing movement, and guided imagery, Rabbi Gershon Winkler and Rabbi Miriam Maron will

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(Vanishing Bees continued from page 9) their hives as a direct parallel to us abandoning mother earth. Bees are a female society.” She also sees the bees abandoning their hives as an indicator of a paradigm shift that is going on in the world, a symbol of the need to embrace the feminine. The film educates viewers that 95% of the bees in any hive are females that do different tasks for the hive in the course of their lives. They gather honey, build cone, protect the hive, and raise the young. The male drones only mate with the queen. Marguerite Rigoglioso, PhD, author of Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece, says the ancients perceived the bees as prophetic. In the film, she mentions bees are associated with the sacred feminine, the goddess: “The bees are saying we need to open our consciousness again to the idea that there is both a masculine aspect of deity and a feminine aspect of deity, and these two need to come into balance again by honoring the body of the earth as mother.” The film also looks at the probable conclusion that it is systemic pesticides—in particular those named “Gaucho” and “Poncho” produced by Bayer CropScience—introduced into irrigation or the seeds of plants in order to discourage pests throughout the course of the plant’s life that cause cumulative damage to bee colonies over time. The Federal Department of Agriculture only requires that the companies that wish to sell the pesticides show data from studies in which adult bees are exposed to the chemicals short term. These systemic pesticides are now being studied by researchers for the ways they interfere with bees’ digestion, weaken their immune systems and subtly harm their brains and navigation systems. The chemicals end up in the pollen the bees feed their young, developing bees. As many other stressors, chemicals and pathogens impact bees adversely, but are not delivering the death blow to colonies, the systemic pesticides stand out as one especially vicious head on a many-headed monster that might have begun as a relatively benign, if ill-conceived, industry. Monoculture farms, genetically modified organisms, feeding bees sugar water during long treks across the conti-

The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee . . . gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.” —Leonardo da Vinci

nent, competition in the marketplace that allows for honey blends to be imported at ridiculously low prices and bought by large food companies—these all put commercial beekeepers on a stressful path from flowering to infected flowering, and their bees even more so. If beekeepers could make a living selling their honey, they wouldn’t have to turn to migrant pollination as a way to survive. But the demand for honey is offset by what the beekeepers call “funny honey,” which contains lactose or beet sugar or corn syrup, and the demand for migrant pollinators to work the monoculture farms is high. Big, monoculture farms cannot survive without migrant pollination because all the other flowers found in a typical landscape that would sustain the bees when the monoculture is not flowering are cut down and ploughed under to make the enormous farms possible. David Hackenberg and David Mendes are commercial beekeepers the film acquaints us with as they try to understand what it means when a formerly healthy hive contains no bees, or only a queen and a handful of very young bees. They partake in the journey to learn about and advocate for a healthier situation for bees, beekeepers and buyers of food. The film is sympathetic to commercial beekeepers, if not to all of their practices. Some have enterprises going back five generations; others began their endeavors 45 to 20 years ago. The beekeepers’ livelihoods are threatened by CCD in ways that are as disorienting as what the bees are going through. These beekeepers and their bees are vital to food production as it now exists. A more ideal sensibility about how to interact with the earth is displayed through the stories of holistic beekeepers, such as Günther Hauk, beekeeper with 16 hives, author of Toward Saving the Honeybee and creator of a honeybee sanctuary, and Simon Buxton, beekeeper with 3 hives and author of The Shamanic Way of the Bee. They provide a longterm solution, if people will turn back to smaller farms and protection of native habitats. Simon says, “The privilege of being a beekeeper is not to generate as much honey as possible. We keep bees so we can contribute to pollination….. The future of beekeeping is not in one person with 60,000

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hives, rather it is 60,000 people with one hive.” A short-term solution to the crisis is for people to protest the use of systemic pesticides until their use is discontinued. As we turn from a country that once had small to medium diverse farms, bordered by meadows and woodlands containing native plants, to a country whose primary foods are grown in big monoculture farms where native plants have all been ploughed under; the bees travel great distances on semi trucks from one flowering fruit, nut, or vegetable “factory” to another. Beekeepers watch over the health of bees as they feed, produce honey, and zig zag across the nation, some more humanely attuned to these small striped “employees” than others, and some more like profitdriven mad scientists trying to turn nature to their advantage any way they can. A certain amount of loss of bees is the norm in commercial beekeeping. But Colony Collapse Disorder, in which up to 70,000 colonies have become empty boxes at one time, is likened by one beekeeper to “a bee holocaust.” Claire Kremen, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences Policy and Management at UC Berkeley was not involved in the making of Vanishing of the Bees, but The Whole Person Calendar contacted her to inquire about her related research. She explained, “I work on the contribution that native, not honey bees (i.e. the other 20,000 or so bee species on the planet) make to crop pollination, and how our farming practices are damaging this valuable resource. The native bees provide insurance against the risk of honey-

“LIFE is a mosaic of pleasure and pain - grief is an interval between two moments of joy. Peace is the interlude between two wars. You have no rose without a thorn; the diligent picker will avoid the pricks and gather the flower. There is no bee without the sting; cleverness consists in gathering the honey nevertheless.” —Sri Sathya Sai Baba

bee collapse, and are also in trouble due to land use change and agricultural intensification.” Her findings corroborate much of what is exposed in Vanishing of the Bees. “In the history of agriculture, farmers didn’t use to manage for pollinators. Farms were much more diverse and situated in much more diverse landscapes. “When we plant pollinatordependent mono-cultures, all at once you need a lot of pollinators. An almond tree puts out 100,000 blossoms and will not set fruit without pollination. So there is a huge demand for pollination in a short amount of time, about a two-week period,” she explained. When small, diverse organic farms are planted within a highly diverse landscape, wild bees can often do the service of pollination without the help of the honeybee. Additionally, honeybees in stationary farm or backyard hives can pollinate nearby crops and find other sources of food, while remaining healthy and providing nutritionally sound honey. In the ten years Claire has been conducting research on the decline of native bees, the decline of the honeybee came into being. This is clearly a lose-lose situation. Claire also remarked that studies are showing that feeding only from one kind of plant, such as almond trees, for several weeks, exposes visiting honeybees to certain toxic aspects of the flowers that would be mitigated by a more varied bee diet. We’ve often heard certain foods called “empty calories.” I now think they should be called “criminal calories.” After seeing this film, I doubt I can ever eat another “honey(continued on page 46)


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SATURDAY, SEPT. 4 WOMEN’S GROUP, meets 10-11:30 am. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS WAITS FOR YOU… Attain Enlightenment which is your birthright. Group meditations available. 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. THE 38TH ANNUAL CANCER CONVENTION takes place Sept. 4-6 at the Sheraton Universal, Hollywood. Learn about alternative therapies in-

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Love that tomato? Then be a Seed Saver by Linda Harmon

According to Victory Seeds:

Since the 1980s and the boom of the “biotech era,” the goal of the mainstream seed industry, is to force growers to purchase new seed every year. They hope to break thousands of years of the agricultural practice of farmers saving seed… It is our personal feeling that the risks of using these altered varieties far outweigh any possible benefits. We have vowed to protect and promote open-pollinated and heirloom seeds.

A re you a gardener who loves the taste of a succulent tomato? If so, you might consider taking on seed saving. Nature has provided us with

a complete food bearing system, and as long as you pay attention and follow a few short steps you can be a seed saver too. Plants grow flower and fruit, not to feed us, but to reproduce. The fruit, nut or vegetable that we eat is just one stage in a plant’s normal life cycle. People have been saving seeds for at least 11,000 years, but over the last 50 years with the commercialization of seeds, the demise of the family farm, the rise of agribusiness, and the domination of the seed market by a handful of firms like Monsanto, seed saving has almost disappeared from the public’s consciousness. By saving seeds you can help reverse that trend, preserving your favorite heirloom plants from extinction and helping the environment by preserving its diversity. I’ve found it’s easier than you might think. Simply defined, seed saving is collecting and preserving the seeds or tubers of open-pollinated vegetables, grains, herbs, or flowers for use in the future. An open-pollinated plant, pollinated naturally by insects and nature not the human hand, allows the plant to adapt to local conditions and develop with the evolution of the environment. That ability is lost with hybrids. Camille Sears, a 50 year resident and gardener in the Ojai Valley, opened up her home and her refrigerator to explain the seed saving process and give would-be seed savers some tips. Rule number one; keep yours seeds cold and dry. “If you want to keep seeds for a long time, even for decades,” said Sears, opening her spare refrigerator stocked with over 400 different kinds of seeds, “keep it cold and dry. The two enemies of seeds are heat and humidity.” Sears, with a degree in meteorology and a career as an expert witness in cases of environmental air pollution, has been saving seeds since childhood. She calls herself a “selector not a collector.” She has “grown-out” quite a few of her specimens on her four acres, but many are no longer viable due to the moisture and heat of time. She regrets not having preserved them very well in the beginning, out of ignorance. Rule number two; only plant one variety of a plant and plan your growing your space accordingly. “You want to keep them pure, so basically grow one variety,” said Sears, unless you separate them on different ends of your property. “You don’t want them to cross-pollinate, keep the variety pure.” Sears explained several varieties of tomatoes are okay to plant together but others like peppers, squash, cucumbers, and melons will give you “surprises.” Some of those surprises you may like and some not.


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If you really get into developing new seed strains later, you can grow out combinations you like and then use “selfing” to preserve the characteristics.“Selfing is when you hand pollinate using the pollen from two identical plants that you like,” said Sears, warning you may get hundreds of different variations. “That’s what I’m doing here, finding the things that do best here and need the least intervention. Use less water, like the heat, and melons that don’t split when they are ripe…We’ve probably tried 150 kinds of melons. If I could only plant one it probably would be one from India, where Krishnamurti was born.” To get started harvesting seeds, Sears says she just cuts open the vegetable or fruit, separates and removes the seeds from the flesh and then partially dries them by placing them on a plate (or screens for herbs, which have smaller seeds). “Use a real plate as a drying surface because you’ll never get them off a paper one,” said Sears. She also recommends getting the flesh off the seeds by allowing them to stand in water for a few days, letting the remaining flesh fall away, and then passing them through a small wire or plastic colander. This is called “fermenting” and the seed itself will not rot. “It also cleans the seed,” said Sears. “I always do my watermelons that way, as it prevents melon blotch disease…I spend a lot of time with my colander.” Sears says there is no need for fancy equipment. “After I wash, dry, and separate the seeds by hand, I put them in here with these silica beads to really dry out,” said Sears, opening a large plastic air-tight container filled with six open jars of different squash seeds, surrounded by silica beads. She orders her silica beads which she orders online and dries them in the oven to reuse. “After the seeds have been in here about a week they’re completely dry and can be stored in an air-tight clean container for years.” Sears labels each jar with a code that tells her which plant and season the seeds came from, and stores them into her refrigerator. “See this Mb2-5c,” said Sears holding up a jar of her squash seeds. “It’s a cross between Sibley and Red Kuri. We breed our own vegetables here too. What I’m going for is one sweeter than sweet potatoes, sweeter than melons. We’ve been working on it for four years now.” Sears plans on stabilizing the cross so it can be open pollinated and eliminate the need for others to buy seed year after year. “This is the way it used to be up until the 1950’s,” said Sears. “People made their own. It’s important to get as many of these open-pollinated varieties out there to people as possible. There are so many things changing but here is something we can take control of. That’s really powerful. I think that it’s only going to grow.” If you’re ready to try seed saving, Sears says beans, Camille Sears cucumbers, melons and herbs are all pretty easy and a good choice for the beginning seed saver. Remember to make sure they are of an open-pollinated seed variety and not a hybrid. The web is a good source. You can even join the Seed Savers Exchange and receive a monthly journal that traces seed developments, putting you in touch with other like-minded folk. They offer “Seed to Seed,” a complete seed-saving guide, and a downloadable catalogue.Sears started me out with an envelope of “Mrs. Moody’s Sicilian Long Green Beans” seeds, several beautiful “Druzba” tomatoes from Czechoslovakia, and a hot pepper she loves. My tomato seeds are now fermenting on my window sill. To learn more go to: seedsavers.com, victoryseeds.com, or ancientcerealgrains.org. Linda Harmon is a freelance writer, artist, and community activist living in Ojai, California. Feeling lucky to have found a home there, she is an Ojai City Arts Commissioner, a board member of the Ojai Center for the Arts and Ojai Trees. Contact her at lhart412@roadrunner.com or visit her website at www.highergroundart.com.

Seed saver terminology-

Fermenting- is the submerging of a plant’s fruit in water to free the flesh from its seeds. Heirloom plants- Plants commonly grown in the past and no longer used in modern large-scale agriculture; grown either through open pollination or, in the case of fruit trees, propagated from grafts and cuttings. Hybridized or cloned plants- These plants don’t produce seeds that are “true to type,” i.e. they do not reproduce themselves identically in the next planting and do not maintain their parent plants characteristics. Open-pollination- Pollination that occurs in nature and is not achieved by the human hand. Landraces- Plants that prove reliable and well-adapted to a certain locality; sometimes called “folk varieties.”


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CREATIVITY: THE KEY TO A MORE FULFILLING LIFE. You don’t need to be a genius or a master to experience creativity in your life. Discover how to fan your inner creative spark and enjoy the process. Visit or watch the class streamed live on the web from 7-9 pm. Unarius Academy of Science, 145 S. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, 800/475-7062, www.unarius.org. FREE HEALINGS FOR ANIMALS, by Lori Spagna, 1-3 pm, at the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walkups also welcome. Info and appts: 866/3885115 or www.EfilsGod.com. Lori is founder of Efil’s God Spirit and Efil’s God. She is a professional intuitive, channeler, animal communicator, energy healer, motivational coach as well as a canine behavioral expert. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. With Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry delivering spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30 am, with Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net.

MONDAY, SEPT. 6 SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASSES, on 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita. Inclusive, Christ-centered. Call for location and directions, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net. SPIRIT SOCIAL, held on 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. Grow spiritually and meet likeminded people. Join us for potluck, a movie and/or guest speaker. Topics include healing, psychic, manifesting, past lives, astrology, orbs, spirit

THE 38TH ANNUAL CANCER CONVENTION takes place Sept. 4-6 at the Sheraton Universal, Hollywood. Learn about alternative therapies including Laetrile, Gerson, Hoxsey, Poly-MVA, enzymes, immunotherapy; also chelation, DMSO, oxygen, herbal, cellular and electro-magnetic therapies for all diseases. Lectures, movies and exhibits, $40/day. CEUs for nurses, $45/day. Exhibits only $20/day. Info: Cancer Control Society, 2043 N. Berendo, LA 90027, 323/6637801, www.cancercontrolsociety.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/8231996. MONDAY NIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER: FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail. com to book your appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170 for info. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.


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TUESDAY, SEPT. 7 ACTING CLASS, “a professional actor’s workshop” with Marc Mantell, 8-week series begins tonight, 7 pm. Learn various techniques, work on monologues and scene study, re-act instinctively while becoming emotionally and physically available to meet the demands of the work and text. Meets Sept. 7-Oct. 26. Info: Donna Scarantino, 626/840-3551. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. DOCTOR’S SYMPOSIUM, presented in conjunction with the 38th Annual Cancer Convention (which takes place Sept. 4-6), Sheraton Universal, Hollywood. For info on today’s symposium contact: Cancer Control Society, 2043 N. Berendo, LA 90027, 323/663-7801, www. cancercontrolsociety.com. TAROT TUESDAY, a class in the Basics of Tarot, with Diana Castellanos, 7:30-9 pm, $15. Learn to clear and activate your tarot cards. Set your sacred space and learn different placement patterns. Discover how to intuitively read your cards as well as how to open, connect and activate your intuition and much more. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Tonight: Full Moon

Meditation & Moon-Mail. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. A MOMENT WITH THE CRYSTAL BOWLS, 66:45 pm, Sept. 7 & 21, $35, with Richard Dubuc. The release of stress through sound creates a sphere of timelessness. Let Richard create a sacred space for you to abide in through sound, vibration and the music of the spheres. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8 TOURS OF MEXICAN CANCER CLINICS offered in conjunction with the 38th Annual Cancer Convention. Tours take place Sept. 8 & 18. For more information on the tours and the Cancer Convention taking place Sept. 4-6 at the Sheraton Universal Hollywood, contact: Cancer Control Society, 2043 N. Berendo, LA 90027, 323/663-7801, www.cancercontrolsociety.com. Q&A PUBLIC EVENT WITH DR. JOHN MORTON, bilingual (English with Spanish translation), 7-9 pm. The Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness invites you to an evening of becoming more aware of yourself as divine. Explore the teachings of Soul Transcendence with Dr. John Morton, MSIA’s Spiritual Director. His widely acclaimed books, The Blessings Already Are and You Are The Blessings, are inspirational guides to finding the blessings in everyday life. Suggested donation $15, children under 12 free. For info and to RSVP, contact Tonie, 323/328-1948, tonie@pts.org. RSVP encouraged. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. New class begins Sept. 8, 8-week series. At AADAP, Inc., 2900 S. Crenshaw at 29th St., LA 90016. Stress reducing, improves balance and posture, a “Meditation in Movement” that benefits your overall health. Beginner class 6-7 pm. Info: 310/4793646, sprakerlg@earthlink.net, www.alexandertaichi.com. TRUE INSIGHT FREE OPEN HOUSE, 7:30-9 pm


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(please arrive at 7:30 pm), everyone welcome, free. Includes a brief lecture on what True Insight has to offer. Free Communication and Healings tonight. Come join us and have some fun. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. THE NEW MOON is the beginning for LUNA, An Ethereal Study Of The Moon. A metaphysical drama based on the universal theme that the cycles of life are Eternal. www.jasonartworks. com. HEALING NIGHT, HEALING MUSIC, laying on of hands, full-body healing, done by experienced healers. 6:30-8:30 pm at New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. In back classroom, enter by back gate of parking lot in alley, 4th building north of Wilshire Blvd. Info: Bertha Taylor, 310/836-2768. Donation. HYPNOSIS, PAST LIFE REGRESSION & MORE, claim your power and renew your life by changing your DNA. You can become a new person just by changing your belief system and healing your subconscious mind. If your belief is strong enough, it could happen overnight. Personal teaching with hypnosis, 2 hours, available 10-4 daily, $75. Choose Subconscious Mind, Past Life Regression or ? Classes available 7-9 pm, $35, with Hypnosis. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other

spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. WEEKLY GNOSTIC MASS, celebrated according to early Gnostic tradition, every Wednesday 8:30 pm, freewill donation only, Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/467-2685, website: www.gnosis.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 UNITY WEST CHURCH INVITES YOU TO WALK THE LABYRINTH with us as we honor Unity’s World Day of Prayer, 2-6 pm. The labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. Music, refreshments, meditation, prayer. Love offerings accepted. In the parking lot, Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. PATHS TO ENLIGHTENMENT. What is Enlightenment and how to achieve it in your lifetime? Meets Thursdays, 7-9 pm, $30/week. Facilitated by Tracey Boyer. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. DREAM-TENDING, with Dr. Renee Coleman. If you are curious to learn more about some big old ideas such as Fate and Destiny, and what Plato’s Myth of Er has to do with your dreams and your calling, join mentor, mythologist, dream-tender and guide to souls, Dr. Renee Coleman, for this 1-hour presentation. Call

661/252-4100 to reserve your spot, $5. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. BHAKTI FEST! Sept. 9-11. Journey into the mystical roots of yoga traditions of the Siddhar Sages of South India with Tapasyogi Nandhi. Meet us Bhakti Fest. Info: www.nandhi.com/events. htm, email vasini@nandhi.com, 310/451-7377. UNITY WEST’S THURSDAY PRAYER AND SHARE resumes on Sept. 9, 7 pm. Currently the group is reading and sharing Joan Gattuso’s book, A Course in Love, a wise and poignant book on ways in which we may meet and transform the challenges of everyday life. All welcome, love offering basis. Call 310/577-0000 for prayer requests and other information. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. TELESEMINARS with internationally known channeling teacher Shawn Randall and Torah, the consciousness she channels. Every Thursday, 6:30-8 pm. Just phone in! See website for details or call 818/888-2020. Center for Personal Transformation, Woodland Hills, $350. www. shawnrandall.com. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvena-


22 tion. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif.org. ASTROLOGY CLASS, 7-9 pm, $20/class, with Maxine McMartin. What’s going on with my chart today? Learn about transits, progressions, directions, returns and eclipses. This ongoing class is not for beginners; students must have a basic knowledge of astrology and their natal chart. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 10 MONEY: THE GREAT MIRROR OF CONSCIOUSNESS, a video seminar featuring Dr. John Morton, Spiritual Director of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), 7:30-9:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. This seminar contains practical information and techniques that assist you to better learn how you relate to money, wealth and abundance. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org.

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BASIC DNA THETA HEALING SEMINAR, Sept. 10-12, 9 am-6 pm. DNA Theta Healing is the “most potent, profound and powerful healing paradigm on the planet at this time.” Learn to look inside the body and heal it, how to cultivate a Theta brain wave and connect directly to the Creative Source, open psychic senses, balance the chakras, and much more. With Medical and Emotional Intuitive Marina Rose. NCBTMB certified CEU provider for massage therapists and body workers. School of DNA Theta Healing™, 2210 Main St., Suite 202, Santa Monica 90405. 877/DNA-THETA, 310/358-2991, www.dnathetahealing.com. VISIONARY REALITY, lecture by Dr. Stephan A Hoeller, 8 pm, freewill donation. The Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/4672685, www.gnosis.org. GO PINK! GET BREAST THERMOGRAPHY, Early Screening for Breast Cancer. $50 off this month. Where mammography looks for structure such as a lump, thermography looks for the body’s physiological responses to cancer cells. These changes can often occur 8-10 years before the cells are large enough to be seen by a mammogram. No radiation or contact with the body. Early detection saves lives! 310/775-3388, www.gopinkpreventcancer.com.

hancing, supporting the body’s natural defenses as well as the circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, nervous and other body systems. Essential oils are known to boost stamina and energy, help you relax, help manage stress and frustration. 9:30 am-6:30 pm, $120 plus materials. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb. com. CONSCIOUS LIFE EXPO DISCOUNTED TICKETS go on sale today. The Conscious Life Expo, Fall Conference, takes place Oct. 15-17 at the LAX Hilton, “The New Visionaries.” An extraordinary program filled with free events, keynote workshops and an exhibit hall with cutting-edge products and services. Featuring Alfonso De Rose, Filipo, Giorgio Tsoukalos, Emy Shanti, Vicki Gay, and David Icke. Call 800/367-5777 for discounted tickets. www.consciouslifeexpo. com. FREE AGAPE COMMUNITY WELLNESS FESTIVAL begins today, Sept. 10-12. Includes food vendors at all events (cash for food), wellness presentations, film screenings, free health assessments, Tai Chi and Pilates instruction and much more. Today features the Free Opening Ceremony from 7-8:30 pm. Plus an optional social dance for everyone, 8:30-10 pm, “Come Dance in the Rainforest.” (Fee for dance is adults $8, kids 12-18 $5.) Festival continues Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 10-4, free admission. An Agape fundraiser. At 5700 Buckingham Parkway (Slauson and Buckingham Parkway), Culver City. Info: 818/478-7747, www.agapelive.com/wellness. KARUNA REIKI HEALING NIGHT, Glendale (La Crescenta), 6:30-9:30 pm. What could be more powerful than Reiki? Karuna Reiki. Come explore this healing energy. Meditative, powerful evening (weekend class follows). $20 suggested donation, please call to confirm. Reiki Master/ Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. Held at Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214. DO YOU WANT TO BE YOUR ‘SELF’ or Do You Want To Be What They Want You To Be?” Reichian Therapy and Transactional Analysis, a Body/ Mind Approach. Lecture, film, and experiential self-actualization presented by Bond Wright, MA, CRT, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10. Info: 310/4503396. Each of us is a unique Being. The search for Self is a life-long journey. This workshop is targeted towards helping you to encounter and develop the unique potential of your Self. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com.

REIKI LEVEL III, Advanced Reiki Training ART, Sept. 10-11, Friday evening and Saturday all day. Sixth generation gifted Reiki Master Pauline Landy is teaching in the U.S. for the first time and joins Gail Thackray. Receive Master Usui attunement. Training in Tibetan and Usui advanced Reiki tools, psychic surgery, cutting chords, manifesting wheel. Must have completed Level II. Preregister, $250. In La Canada, 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com.

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH QI GONG & MEDITATION, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A practice of Qi Gong with guided meditation specifically focused on your concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for full hour or either half-hour, held every Wed. and Friday morning. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com.

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 11 INTUITIVE ARTS TASTING, 1-6 pm, 15 minutes $20. Sample, taste, explore and indulge in a sampling of the Intuitive Arts. Astrology, Aura Photography, Channeling, Clairvoyants, Mediums, Tarot. Paradise Found, 17 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara 93101, 805/564-3573, www.paradise-found.net. FREE AGAPE COMMUNITY WELLNESS FESTIVAL continues today. Includes food vendors at all events (cash for food), wellness presentations, film screenings, free health assessments, delicious food preparation, Tai Chi and Pilates instruction and much more. Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 10 am-4 pm (vendors only on Sunday). Free entry all day for this Agape fundraiser. At 5700 Buckingham Parkway (Slauson and Buckingham Parkway), Culver City. Info: 818/478-7747, www.agapelive.com/wellness. STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION, ADVANCED NECK TECHNIQUES, 10 am-5:30 pm, $90. The neck is a common site of strain and discomfort. Alleviating cervical pain and restoring normal range of motion are the focus of this class, using direct and indirect technique manipulation styles. Also self-help skills and personal ergonomics to decrease body tension. Prerequisite: Massage Technician Training. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/3972405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. CONNECTING WITH YOUR ANGELS & GUIDES class with Diana Castellanos, 12-1:30 pm, $15. Connect with your angels and guide, learn how to communicate with them for guidance and much more. Come to this loving vibration, gain insight, connect and have fun. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. SATSANG IN MALIBU, 2-4 pm. A genuine Guru comes to Malibu. Meet Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya. Bring your spiritual questions,

life problems and thorny addictions, and get real answers. By donation. At Malibu United Methodist Church, 30128 Morning View Dr. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter. net. PARANORMAL RESEARCH GROUP: “Animal Communication Station.” Learn what’s going on in the mind of your animal companions with animal psychic and healer Heather Green. Heather uses her intuitive abilities as well as telepathy with her guides and the Angelic Realm to access information as well as telepathy with her guides and the Angelic Realm to access information and scan the energy field of humans or animals. (Photos only, no pets, please.) 2-3:30 pm, $10, refreshments served. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com.

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” —Robert Green Ingersoll

International Center for Reiki Training, 626/9633533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. At Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214 (near Glendale). HEALTH IN A TROUBLED WORLD, workshop with Joy Boisvert, 3-5 pm, donations welcome. Info: 760/868-2873. Joy Boisvert is a seasoned Medical Intuitive, Healer and Intuit who has clients in the U.S., Canada and England. She is able to read the sounds of imbalance within the body, remove blocks to healing, and open Spiritual Chi which heals and opens avenues of reawakening the Kundalini Soul. She will address questions regarding the evolving of Light Workers and the transitional world-shift we are entering. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Improve your mental and physical health by learning this gentle stress reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners welcome. Starts 9 am, includes Qi Gong breathing and energy exercises, instruction in Traditional Long Yang form of T’ai Chi. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire Blvd. and Chelsea, 2 blocks W. of 26th St., alternate inside location when rains). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 38 years. Info and enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/9184700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/280-3112 for details.

SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS WAITS FOR YOU… Attain Enlightenment which is your birthright. Group meditations available. 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. SELACIA’S SEMINAR: EMOTIONAL BALANCE & YOUR WELL BEING, 7:30 pm. Find a new way to look at your emotions and how to balance them during these times of great change. Discover leading edge healing tools including essential oils and DNA healing. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. Preregistration requested online. Info: 310/915-2884. Sign-up and mailing list: www.Selacia.com (Free Seminar Signup). Email Selacia@Selacia.com. At Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069. TRANSFORM YOUR EMOTIONAL BODY, workshop, 10 am, love offering. For more information contact: Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. EMF BALANCING TECHNIQUE, introductory class, 9 am-4 pm, $90. Learn to activate and send the EMF energy. Learn to do a Mini session, giving one and receiving one. Facilitated by Mary Jayne Collins, 805/371-1679. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. REIKI 1 & 2 CLASS, Sept. 11-12. Amazingly powerful, easily learned energy healing. Promotes relaxation and healing in oneself and others, including across distances. Experimental, casual atmosphere. 9:15 am-7 pm (1 pm lunch), $350. Register on website. Nursing and NCBTMB CEs. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller,

SATURDAYS IN SEPT: FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) For more info: Clearsight, 310/3951170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12 SIGNS, SYMBOLS & DESTINY CARDS with Lisa Osborne (www.lisa.fm). Discover secret signs and symbols hidden in the deck of 52 playing cards. Lisa introduces you to this easy-to-use system called Destiny Cards. Learn more about Lisa and Destiny cards at www.goddessofdestiny.com or www.facebook.com/destinycards. 3-4:30 pm, $15. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS WAITS FOR YOU… Attain Enlightenment which is your birthright. Group meditations available. 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. REIKI MASTERS, Sept. 12-13, Sunday all day and Monday evening. Sixth generation gifted Reiki Master Pauline Landy, teaching in the U.S. for the first time, joins Gail Thackray. Become a Reiki Master, the highest Reiki level, receive Tibetan Master attunement, teach and pass Usui and Tibetan attunements as well as self empowerment, healing and psychic attunements. Must have completed Level III/ART. Preregister $250. In La Canada, 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com.


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SUNDAY GET-TOGETHER, free, 10:45 am-1 pm. This month we celebrate Real Energy, Dancing with Everything. Each month a different spiritual perspective is celebrated, followed by sharing whatever makes us happy in our lives. Everyone welcome. True Insight Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. IPSB MASSAGE TECHNICIAN COURSE, become a professional massage practitioner, learn holistic bodywork techniques, state approved, CE units for RNs. Meets Sundays 9:30 am-6:30 pm and Wednesdays 6:30-10:30 pm, ends Dec. 12. Advance registration required. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com. MAN’S 12 MIND POWERS OF HEALING, with Rev. Patricia Tinker, lecturer, medical intuitive and minister of this center. 11 am Sunday service. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. FREE AGAPE COMMUNITY WELLNESS FESTIVAL continues today (vendors only). Includes food vendors at all events (cash for food). Today 10 am-4 pm. Free entry all day for this Agape fundraiser. At 5700 Buckingham Parkway (Slauson and Buckingham Parkway), Culver City. Info: 818/478-7747, www.agapelive.com/wellness. AURA PHOTOGRAPHY with Bonnie Marr, 12-6 pm. $25 for aura photo and $35 for aura photo with Reiki “scan” by Bonnie Marr. Please do not wear any jewelry or metals when you have your aura photo taken. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. SCHOOL DAYS with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Wor-

ship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christcentered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. DRUM CIRCLE, discover the joy, grounding, bonding and release of group drumming and celebrate soul connection to the Earth. 4-6 pm, $20. Laurie Johnson, The Psychic Eye Book Shop, 13435 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks 91423. Info: 818/906-8263, www.pebooks.com/ so. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS & TOURS, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. OPENING THE HEART: THE POWER OF LOVE, presented by Kadampa Meditation Center, 10:30 am-12 noon, $12 donation. Discussion and meditation. Info: 323/223-0610, www. MeditateinLA.org. The mind of authentic love naturally moves us away from painful and excessive self-involvement towards an open and wonderful connection with others and with our world. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. INTERNATIONAL ANGEL DAY, experiential

workshop with Mark Mezadourian, 2:30-5:30 pm, $44 advance, $54 at door. Info and preregistration: 310/220-5455, www.MarkMezadourian.com. Created 5 years ago by Doreen Virtue, the goal of International Angel Day is to learn how to integrate angels into your everyday life. By choosing to receive angelic guidance, you will experience unconditional love, peaceful groundedness and freedom. Meet 4 archangels: Michael, Raphael, Ariel and Gabriel. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. AN EVENING OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION with Hollister Rand, Medium, 7:30-9:30 pm, workshop, $40, 2-ticket special $60 (online only), VIP seating $50. For info and tickets: 800/838-3006. Info: www.HollisterRand.com. Medium Hollister Rand speaks to spirits and provides specific messages from loved ones living on the “other side.” Experience the peace of knowing your loved ones remain close and hear how they may be reaching out to you. A number of audience members will receive messages from loved ones living in the spirit world. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com. HEALING SERVICE AND VESPERS, freewill offering only, 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, 5 pm. Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/467-2685, www.gnosis.org. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and


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hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. With Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry delivering spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30 am, with Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net.

MONDAY, SEPT. 13 SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by Dr. John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Call 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, visit www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ESSENTIAL OILS PASS IT ON CLASS, a weekly series of classes on the educational value, use and application of essential oils. Santa Monica location, first class free, thereafter $5 at door. Contact Selacia to RSVP, 310/915-2884, Selacia@Selacia.com.Visithttp://Selacia.YoungLivingWorld.com, www.YoungLivingPassItOn. com. Follow Selacia on Facebook and Twitter. RELATIONSHIP STRATEGIES, free class, 7-9 pm. How much of our behavior in relationships has been programmed from childhood? What role does the subconscious mind play in who we choose in relationships and why? Learn the answer to these questions as well as how to return to the honeymoon stage. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, call Romy at HMI-Tarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www.hypnosis.edu. BEGINNING TAROT, meets Mondays (Sept. 13, 20 & 27), 7-9 pm, $34/session or $93 paid in advance. Watch the cards come alive as Wendy shows you how to interpret each individual card,

how to ask a question, and how to put it all together in layouts which she will demonstrate on student volunteers in class. $8 materials fee first night only. At Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. A DIFFERENT TAKE ON MARKETING YOUR HOLISTIC PRACTICE, workshop with Wendy L. Yost, $25 (cash only, please), 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 818/660-MORE, www.MoreIsAvailable. com. Yost is a university professor and owner of More Is Available Coaching & Consulting. Learn how to communicate the value you provide in easy, inexpensive and authentic ways. The focus is on the role of self care, what you uniquely bring to what you do, and creating systems to support growing your practice. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/8231996. MONDAY NIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER: FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail. com to book your appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170 for info. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit us at www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

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Is your life in balance, yet? People just like you have been

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For more info: please call Bob @ 310-930-2450 Victor @ 310-930-2452 or Pat @ 310-567-3265. Sant Baljit Singh, pictured to the right, is the teacher of the meditation practice we enjoy. He teaches this meditation to anyone who is sincerely interested in making their life better through living it better.


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An Interview with William Logan Author of the Book That Tells All About Dirt

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hether you’re a weekend gardener or you simply care about the environment the film, Dirt! The Movie is a must see. That film was based on the book “Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth” by William Bryant Logan. I spoke with Logan while he was in Ojai for his high school reunion. Logan, now a New Yorker, spent four years here at Thacher School before becoming an award-winning translator of Spanish poetry, a writer-in-residence at Manhattan’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, as well as a well-known author. At first glance, Logan looked like he would be more at home working the fields than living in a Brooklyn apartment. I soon learned that he is also a certified arborist, trimming New York’s trees to supplement his income. A former New York Times columnist, Logan has just finished “Oak: The Frame of Civilization,” which Publisher’s Weekly has called a “sprawling biography of a tree,” and is researching his next book, Air. “I found the most wonderful quote for Air,” Logan told me. “The clouds pass, the rain does its work, and all beings come into their forms.” Of the three topics of Logan’s books— dirt, oak, and air—the author said, “My wife, who is a landscape painter, pointed out that these are the three planes of landscape painting: the earth, the trees, and the sky. They all work together.” I asked him what started it all. “Dirt was one of the things that just came out,” said Logan. “It had to be written. I was living in New York, and people didn’t believe in it dirt. Nobody believed in it. They were doing the stupidest things, not out of ill will, but out of complete ignorance. What everybody knew a hundred years ago, we had forgotten.” Logan wanted to write the book to put his readers back into a child’s world, filled with the wonders of dirt, and thus give dirt its due. “That’s why I used the word ‘dirt’ in the title instead of soil. I wanted to say, ‘Start again! Start again and we can have a relationship with this thing which is our mother.’”

Logan’s book looks at human history and the human relationship to the land. For example, it looks at Presidents Adams and Jefferson and their very different approaches to the soil, viewing Adams as the more traditional and Jefferson the more experimental. “Both were great agrarians,” he said, adding that, by using both approaches, “we can really change something.” And change is what William Logan and the film are after. The writer doesn’t want people to go back to all the old methods, but wants them “to reach way back and take whatever we need to go forward.” We talked about the open space movement, community-supported agriculture, and the approaches that organizations like the Ojai Valley Green Coalition are taking. “It was striking to see this town look so much more like it did forty years ago than I expected,” said Logan. He remarked on the local greenbelts, saying, “You’re blessed to be on the edge of the National Forest.” Logan also spoke about his experiences back east. “In New York, there are a lot of community gardens. There is actually a great Italian pizzeria, Roberta’s in Bushwick, I think, that is now growing all the herbs for their pizza on their rooftop. I think this year they’ll also be growing all their own tomatoes.”

It had to be written. I was living in New York, and people didn’t believe in dirt. Nobody believed in it.

He brought up his sister-in-law’s restaurant in Brunswick, Maine, where they use entirely local food. “The hope is that this kind of model can spread,” Logan said. “It won’t solve the world’s food problem, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.” Logan believes that the main thing that needs reawakening in our time is not grand ideas but “the sense of neighbors.” Paraphrasing one of his favorite French philosophers, Gabriel Marcel, he added, “All changes come about because a few people of good will get together for a common purpose. I believe we can’t resolve all the problems of the world but we can resolve to solve the problems directly in front of us.” And that can’t fail to inspire others. For more information about Logan, his book and the movie go to www.dirtthemovie.org


An Interview with Andy Lipkis Environmentalist, Founder of L.A.’s TreePeople

W hen I attended the recent screening of Dirt!The Movie, part of the Ojai Valley Green Coalition’s ongoing environmental film

“We need to take it to the next level,” said Lipkis. “We need an army of change.” screenings, I received a double treat. I was not only inspired by the According to Lipkiss, he is committed to “retrofitting the entire highly informative and enjoyable film, but by the up-close and L.A. area, re-greening the environment.” He and others are focusing personal discussion of environmentalism that followed by Andy on a three part plan. The first step is seeing the city as a contained Lipkis, the founder of L.A.’s TreePeople. sustainable ecosystem by managing it with cooperation at all levels Lipkiss, featured in the film, has been an environmental leader for and throughout all areas of government, business and volunteer over 40 years. He founded the ground-breaking organizations. The second is to attract people to nonprofit urban reforesting program at age 15, an become part of the movement of change by age when most young people are too overfinding and promoting “attractive role models” for whelmed with balancing their school and social action, rather relying on the model of self-sacrifice lives to focus much past their noses. and restriction. Third, bringing in more money and developing an easily navigated free system to Lipkis demeanor is inspirational yet apgive people the tools to make a difference on the proachable, making his remarkable path seem the web. most natural thing in the world. Lipkiss and Dirt!The Movie offered heartening “This film was five years in the making,” said examples where people around the world have Lipkis, who underscored the timeliness and already begun this process by removing asphalt importance of the film’s message. “Five years ago and using bio-mimicry techniques, eliminating who could have imagined the scene that we now harmful agricultural methods, increasing tree see happening in the Gulf?” coverage and using natural water retention According to Lipkis, environmentalists are systems like bio-swales, and reducing the heat used to being called “crazy nuts” for predicting effects that add to global warming. Humans are possible devastation that has now all too beginning to use nature’s own techniques to heal tragically unfolded after the explosion of a the earth. deep-water drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana. “I have a profound sense of hope,” said Lipkis called the film “a cookbook for a Lipkiss, who first came to Ojai back in 1993, radical and rapid healing of the earth” that has after the Rodney King riots, to reflect on his life’s now become an even more pressing emergency. path. “I‘ve come to believe that maybe man has Lipkis says many in the field already saw the evolved to be the earth’s healer, the human as world heading towards a mass catastrophe and healer. As you saw, things like those microbial fuel believe that civilization is headed off an unavoidcells in the film are more important than they able cliff. Those people believe that all they can were five years ago or even five months ago. We do is wait and pick up the pieces and start again now have the potential to light the world with after that happens. alternative fuel sources.” “Our vision, our hope, our highest intent If Lipkiss can believe that, after being an Andy Lipkis, who at the age of 15 and life’s commitment is that we build a transienvironmentalist for over 40 years, can’t we all? founded TreePeople, the premier tion road, “said Lipkis, “a safe freeway off ramp For more information about the movie and volunteer tree planting organization in that can attract as many people as possible to these organizations go to www.dirtthemovie.org, L.A. make the shift.” TreePeople.org, or ojaivalleygreencoalition.org Lipkiss told the audience they will probably be some of the “first responders,” the ones who are needed to help our Linda Harmon is a freelance writer, artist, and community activist living world down the road to recovery. in Ojai, California. Feeling lucky to have found a home there, she is an Ojai City Arts Commissioner, a board member of the Ojai Center for the According to Lipkis, he saw the importance on the ground of Arts and Ojai Trees. Contact her at lhart412@roadrunner.com or visit her local volunteers during Hurricane Katrina, as people worked together website at www.highergroundart.com to accomplish what no one could alone.

Humans are beginning to use nature’s own techniques to heal the earth.

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PALPATION SKILLS class. Through palpation, students explore the entire body, building tactile recognition of specific anatomical structures. Focus is on bony landmarks, muscle location and soft tissue textures. Recommended for all advanced massage courses. Prerequisite: Massage Technician Training. 4 Tuesdays, 9 am-1 pm, through Oct. 5. $240 plus materials. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com. T.M. HEALINGS, everyone welcome, free. The cleaning of energies that would interfere or inhibit the natural ability of the spirit to heal the body. 7:30-8:30 pm. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com.

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ECSTATIC KABBALAH: A Practice in Mystical Chanting. Join in creating a sacred space for practicing ancient mystical chanting based on the book, Ecstatic Kabbalah by Rabbi David Cooper. Each session focuses on learning simple chanting techniques easily incorporated into daily life. Meets Sept. 14 & 28, 7-8:30 pm, $30/ class. With Donna Ellen Diamond-Gelinas. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF YOUR BODY: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness, author Inna Segal discusses and signs her book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.InnaSegal.com. Her book is a comprehensive guide to healing which unveils the secrets to understanding the messages of the body and reveals the underlying energetic causes of hundreds of symptoms and medical conditions. She is the creator of Visionary Intuitive Healing® and a pioneer in the field of energy medicine. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY II FOR BODYWORKERS, a system approach to the study of the human body with specific focus on the effects of massage and bodywork as related to the cellular, nervous, reproductive, digestive, respiratory, urinary, endocrine and integumentary systems. Anatomy/Physiology I is not a prerequisite for this class. Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 pm through Dec. 14, $630 plus textbook. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com. WALK THE HOPI LABYRINTH, achieve sacred balance by walking the Hopi Stone Labyrinth at the Sunburst Sanctuary, located on Hwy. 1, five miles from Hwy. 101 toward Lompoc. Call for an appt and directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15 GO PINK! GET BREAST THERMOGRAPHY, Early Screening for Breast Cancer. $50 off this month. Where mammography looks for structure such as a lump, thermography looks for the body’s physiological responses to cancer cells. These changes can often occur 8-10 years before the cells are large enough to be seen by a mammogram. No radiation or contact with the body. Early detection saves lives! 310/775-3388, www.gopinkpreventcancer.com. INTUITIVE MEDITATION ADULT DAY CLASS, 11 am-1 pm. Please join us, everyone is welcome. Held at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, El Segundo 90245. Info: True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by Dr. John-Roger to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, registrar@pts.org, www. pts.org. INTUITIVE MEDITATION I class begins today, 7:30-9 pm, everyone welcome. Intuitive Meditation is you taking the time to gently explore, awaken and recognize how your spirit and body communicate. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight. com. WICCA, learn the basics of the Old Religion and participate in the Festival of Mabon with a Wiccan High Priestess. Meets Wednesdays for 8 weeks (starting today), 7:30-9 pm, $10/class. Laurie Johnson at The Psychic Eye Book Shop, 13435 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks 91423. 818/906-8263, www.pebooks.com/so. DARSHAN WITH LOUIX DOR DEMPRIEY, by donation, 7 pm, at Rose Temple, 305 Rose Ave., Venice 90291. Receiving the blessing of this spiritual Master can have profound transformational effects, often evoking exalted states of bliss, kundalini rising, and even, at times, healing of physical ailments. For more info visit www. Louix.org, or phone Samantha at 888/288-3735, email samantha@Louix.org. INTUITIVE COMMUNICATION, 7:30-9 pm, meets Wednesdays and Thursdays, please RSVP. 1-1/4 hour Intuitive Communication. True


31 Insight Clairvoyant-Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. ATTAIN THE PEACEFUL BLISS OF A ZEN MASTER – Without Having to Join a Monastery!, workshop with Edwin Harkness Spina, 7:309:30 pm, $10. Info and registration: 954/4153490, event@mysticwarrior.us. PayPal: http:// www.EnergyCenterClearing.com/bodhitree. html. Visit www.MysticWarrior.us. Find out how to relieve stress, eliminate fear and release anger using a combination of ancient mystic secrets and modern energy techniques. You will also receive a healing infusion of higher vibrational energies that will leave you feeling light, free and energized. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. HEALING NIGHT, HEALING MUSIC, laying on of hands, full-body healing, done by experienced healers. 6:30-8:30 pm at New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. In back classroom, enter by back gate of parking lot in alley, 4th building north of Wilshire Blvd. Info: Bertha Taylor, 310/836-2768. Donation. HYPNOSIS, PAST LIFE REGRESSION & MORE, claim your power and renew your life by changing your DNA. You can become a new person just by changing your belief system and healing your subconscious mind. If your belief is strong enough, it could happen overnight. Personal teaching with hypnosis, 2 hours, available 10-4 daily, $75. Choose Subconscious Mind, Past Life Regression or ? Classes available 7-9 pm, $35, with Hypnosis. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. WEEKLY GNOSTIC MASS, celebrated according to early Gnostic tradition, every Wednesday 8:30 pm, freewill donation only, Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/467-2685, website: www.gnosis.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 16 EMOTIONAL BALANCE: 4 SPIRITUAL METHODS, 7-10 pm. Four spiritual methods will be presented for participants to incorporate into practice of daily life to achieve emotional balance throughout the day. $65. To register, call Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com, email info@clearsightaura.com. HARMONY CIRCLE LUNCHEON, MEETING, 12 noon. This special group has been in existence for 81 years and continues to meet in warm fellowship and loving support of the Church of Truth and many outreach programs. We invite all interested to join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except July and August) for a luncheon ($4/person), business meeting and program. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all world religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905. Website: www.churchoftruth. org.

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34 WHAT IS SEASONAL ACUPUNCTURE? Come spend a lively evening with Kathleen Kenneally, L.Ac., as we move into the Fall season. Learn about the health benefits to Seasonal Acupuncture and how to stay balanced and supported during the seasonal changes with the help of acupuncture, foods, herbs, essential oils and more. Free, call 661/252-4100 to reserve your spot. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. W.O.M.A.N.: A NEW DEFINITION, workshop with Gina Cloud, $20, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: www. RedefiningWoman.com. Author Gina Cloud explores in depth the powerful letters in her acronym, W(ild), O(pen), M(agical), A(uthenticallyempowered), N(ectar). She presents a new template for women and discusses how to awaken these aspects in ordinary and extraordinary ways. Special emphasis on the menstrual cycle as a place of power in our lives. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. SERVICE TO THE HOLY SOPHIA, the feminine principle of the Deity. Freewill offering only. 3rd Thursday of every month, 8 pm. Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/4672685, www.gnosis.org.

626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. JOURNEY TO THE EAST, a video seminar featuring Dr. John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), free (donations welcome), 7:30-9:30 pm, refreshments follow. John-Roger directed 9 remarkable month-long journeys through Egypt and Israel with groups of 150 people. Experience the signs and sounds at many holy sights as he shares unique insights as well as opportunities to expand our spiritual awareness. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www. msia.org.

“Every saint has a bee in his halo.” —Elbert Hubbard

EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif.org. ASTROLOGY CLASS, 7-9 pm, $20/class, with Maxine McMartin. What’s going on with my chart today? Learn about transits, progressions, directions, returns and eclipses. This ongoing class is not for beginners; students must have a basic knowledge of astrology and their natal chart. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17 MOVIE NIGHT, 7 pm. Bring your own meal and eat with us at 6:30; movie begins 7 pm. Movie and popcorn are free. Held on 3rd Friday of each month. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena,

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH QI GONG & MEDITATION, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A practice of Qi Gong with guided meditation specifically focused on your concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for full hour or either half-hour, held every Wed. and Friday morning. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

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REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. TELESEMINARS with internationally known channeling teacher Shawn Randall and Torah, the consciousness she channels. Every Thursday, 6:30-8 pm. Just phone in! See website for details or call 818/888-2020. Center for Personal Transformation, Woodland Hills, $350. www. shawnrandall.com.

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NEW AGE BIBLE INTERPRETATION, Vol. 1, by Corinne Helene, 7-8 pm, class every other Friday. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. Enter from back alley. Donation. EXPLORING THE AKASHIC RECORDS, Practitioner Certification Course with Christina Cross, Sept. 17 (7-10 pm), Sept. 18 (10:30-6:30). The Akashic Records hold every soul’s journey throughout all time. Learn to work in your own Records and others’ Records. Gain a clearer connection with Source, supportive insight, guidance and wisdom for your own evolution. $225 or $300 as package when also taking Akashic Healing and Exploring Our Past Lives. Presented by Heart Song Projects with Christina Cross, Pasadena. Contact: 310/341-4318, www. heartsongprojects.com. YOM KUPPUR EVE: Community High Holy Day Service, presented by Cantor Estherleon Schwartz, 7:30-9:30 pm. Tax deductible donations welcome. Info: 323/653-7420, www.Estherleon.com. Cantor Estherleon Schwartz officiates a community outreach service of inspiration, tradition, the spoken word, reflection, music and poetry. The service welcomes all people of all religions. Bring your prayers to reflect and celebrate life for the well-being of all humanity. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. REIKI CAMP, Sept. 17 (evening) through 3 pm Sunday, Sept. 19. A great chance to get together, enjoy Reiki and learn new techniques. Sound Healing, Reiki Drumming, Vision Quest, Healing with Crystals, Karuna and OM Toning. In Sierra Madre (near Pasadena) at Nature Friends Retreat Center. Call for details and registration: Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, Interna-

QUE LINDA TU: SOUL WORKER FAIRE, 11 am4 pm. Que Linda Boutique announces the addition of Que Linda Tu at 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214. Come join us for our celebration. Enjoy a massage, a feng shui practitioner, intuitive readings, music, Reiki and so on. Jessica Miller holds Reiki classes here twice a month and Tracy Crossley provides readings and transformative coaching by appt. Call 818/541-0096 to make reservations or email Quelindaboutique@att.net for info. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO Sept. 18-19, at the Pasadena Masonic Center, 200 S. Euclid. All weekend just $12 ($2 off with ad), buy discount tickets online. Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5. Offering seminars, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits on: natural health, personal growth, metaphysics, aura photos, massage, Reiki, music, top psychics, and much more. Info: 541/4823722, www.bmse.net. PEOPLE & PET COMMUNICATION AND HEALING FAIR, everyone welcome, free healings for people and pets. Bring your pets on a leash or in a cage so that they are safe and comfortable; bring a picture if you can’t bring them in. 1:303:30 pm. True Insight Clairvoyant Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS WAITS FOR YOU… Attain Enlightenment which is your birthright. Group meditations available. 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org.


35 BEGINNING FOOT REFLEXOLOGY class with Bill Flocco, American Academy of Reflexology, Sept. 18-19. The American Academy of Reflexology offers a dynamically presented, highly effective training program offering full certification, private sessions also available. Offering California’s first 200 hour reflexology certification. For complete schedule of classes call tollfree 866/588-8885. ReflexologyEdu@aol.com. www.AmericanAcademyofReflexology.com.

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HEALING ARTS FAIRE, 10 am-3 pm. Something for everyone! Healing sessions, presentations, demonstrations, product sales, book presentations, sales and signings, organic market, earth healing, group activity. Free admission, fee for healing sessions. Sanctuary for Spiritual Living, a Science of Mind Community, 5446 N. Citrus Ave., Covina. Info: territhayer@verizon.net. PROSPERITY CLUB meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 am-noon. The club consists of graduates of the Financial Freedom classes but is open to anyone who wants to learn how to open themselves up to prosperity in all areas of their lives. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. PSYCHIC FAIRE, 11 am-5 pm. $25/15 minute Psychic Read or $35/30 minute Psychic Read. Call Friday, Sept. 17 to schedule an appt. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. EDGAR CAYCE STUDY GROUP, 10 am. Discussion of the latest information coming from A.R.E. Headquarters. Fascinating, enlightening and educational. With Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. Love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400.

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FREE PSYCHIC READINGS FOR ANIMALS with Karen Gonzales, 11 am-2 pm, free. At the front porch of the Bodhi Tree Used Books Store. Appts recommended, walk-ups also welcome. Info & appts: 818/486-4737, www.BeyondThisWorld. com. What is your pet thinking? Find out with medium and pet psychic Karen Gonzales. She enjoys sharing messages from Spirit that provide a deeper understanding of the conscious mind of animals. She can also read for pets who have passed away. Donations appreciated. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. LEARN TO MEDITATE with Sean Meshorer, Certified Meditation Instructor, 2-5 pm, workshop, $50 advance, $60 at door. Info and registration: 310/396-9900, ananda@anandala.org. Send checks to: 8033 W. Sunset Blvd #942, LA 90046. For info: www.anandala.org/meditation-classes. For over 40 years, tens of thousands have looked to Ananda for the highest quality meditation instruction. This method is based on the meditation techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Includes time for Q&A. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. KRISHNAMURTI FRIENDS OF LOS ANGELES presents a Program of Video and Dialogue, 7-10 pm, $10 suggested donation, for info call 310/650-5079 or email kdialogue@roadrunner. com. The evening includes a video of Krishnamurti (approximately 1 hour), then seeks to

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explore the topic of the video via the medium of dialogue. Focus is on “what is” rather than on ideas and opinions. This group has no affiliation with the Krishnamurti Foundation of America. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/3972405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Improve your mental and physical health by learning this gentle stress reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners welcome. Starts 9 am, includes Qi Gong breathing and energy exercises, instruction in Traditional Long Yang form of T’ai Chi. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire Blvd. and Chelsea, 2 blocks W. of 26th St., alternate inside location when rains). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 38 years. Info and enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/9184700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/280-3112 for details. SATURDAYS IN SEPT: FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) For more info: Clearsight, 310/3951170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 19 BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO Sept. 18-19, at the Pasadena Masonic Center, 200 S. Euclid. All weekend just $12 ($2 off with ad), buy discount tickets online. Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5. Offering seminars, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits on: natural health, personal growth, metaphysics, aura photos, massage, Reiki, music, top psychics, and much more. Info: 541/4823722, www.bmse.net. SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS WAITS FOR YOU… Attain Enlightenment which is your birthright. Group meditations available. 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. SOLVE PROBLEMS! VERNON HOWARD’s principles give true and permanent solutions to every problem you have. Class Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. A NEW LOOK AT AN OLD BOOK with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness,

inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS & TOURS, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. THE NATURE OF OUR CHARACTER, with Arthyr W. Chadbourne, author, lecturer and astrologer. 11 am Sunday service. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. JANE GOODALL’S 8TH ANNUAL ROOTS & SHOOTS DAY OF PEACE FESTIVAL, 11 am-4 pm, free, no cost to attend. An Eco-fest for all ages! Live music, earth-conscious exhibits, activities, pet adoptions, giant peace dove parade and more. At the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica. Info: www.dayofpeaceca.org, email info@dayofpeace.org. OJAI HEALER’S CIRCLE. Looking for ways to increase your business, attract more income, network with like-minded people? Join a workshop with serious intentions to increase business in alternative healing fields. Today’s featured speaker: Rafael Bejarano, Multi-Cultural Ritualist, musician (Didgeridoo Sound Healer), artist and cultural educator. Dialogue, networking, refreshments and more. 4-5:30 pm, $10. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. BODHI CENTER REIKI CIRCLE, 3-5 pm. Join The Bodhi Center’s Reiki Circle, for all levels, from beginners to advanced. Experience the healing energy, $20. The Bodhi Center, 310/4971899, www.thebodhicenter.net. FALL SEASONAL ACUPUNCTURE & HEALING EVENT, 9 am-6 pm. Do you experience illness or allergies at the change of season? Join us to experience a Fall Seasonal Acupuncture Treatment. It helps the body naturally transition into the Fall season by balancing the body and boosting the immune system. Call for your appt, 661/252-4100, $40/treatment. Additional services and booths will also be at this event. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. FULL MOON with Arthyr Chadbourne. The full moon energies and radiations are important for attunement as they bring fresh impulses to man and nature. Full moon charts for LA and Washington DC will be presented. 10 am, New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. Donation. OPENING THE HEART: THE POWER OF LOVE, presented by Kadampa Meditation Center, 10:30 am-12 noon, $12 donation. Discussion and meditation. Info: 323/223-0610, www. MeditateinLA.org. The mind of authentic love naturally moves us away from painful and excessive self-involvement towards an open and wonderful connection with others and with our world. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com.


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90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. With Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry delivering spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30 am, with Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net.

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and application of essential oils. Santa Monica location, first class free, thereafter $5 at door. Contact Selacia to RSVP, 310/915-2884, Selacia@Selacia.com.Visithttp://Selacia.YoungLivingWorld.com, www.YoungLivingPassItOn. com. Follow Selacia on Facebook and Twitter.

Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell).

AN INSPIRATIONAL, EXPERIENTIAL HEALING EVENT with Howard Wills, workshop, 7:30-9:30 pm, $30. Info: 310/650-2733, www.HowardWills.com. Come meet Howard Wills during a rare visit from Hawaii. For 38 years Howard has been sharing spiritual insights and knowledge on healing, consciousness and love with people from all over the world, and has witnessed miraculous transformations. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com.

FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/8231996.

SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

MONDAY NIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER: FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail. com to book your appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170 for info. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments,

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21 ACTING CLASS, “a professional actor’s workshop” with Marc Mantell, 8-week series begins tonight, 7 pm. Learn various techniques, work on monologues and scene study, re-act instinctively while becoming emotionally and physically available to meet the demands of the work and text. Meets Sept. 7-Oct. 26. Info: Donna Scarantino, 626/840-3551. Pasadena Church of

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Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. IPSB MASSAGE TECHNICIAN COURSE, become a professional massage practitioner, learn holistic bodywork techniques, state approved, CE units for RNs. Meets Tuesdays 6:30-10:30 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am-6:30 pm, ends Dec. 21. Advance registration required. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com. PALM SPRINGS HEALING RETREAT & SPA, Sept. 21-24. Join Gail Thackray and Pauline Landy at the world-class resort and spa, Two Bunch Palms. Rest and rejuvenate your body and soul. Day and evening workshops in Meditation, Yoga, Reiki Healing through Past Lives, Soul Purpose and Life Coaching, Chakra Clearing and Cell Energizing. Natural hot springs pools, mineral spas, plus full spa treatments available. www.GailThackray.com, 818/8906111. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. THE TEACHINGS OF THE BUDDHA, lecture by Etan Boritzer, donations welcome, 7:30-9:30 pm. Info: 310/621-2144, www.veronicalanebooks.com. The basic principles which Siddatha Gotama himself taught to the order of monks, nuns and laity will be reviewed. This talk pres-

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 22 FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by Dr. John-Roger to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, registrar@pts.org, www. pts.org. FULL MOON SATSANG, the full moon holds an auspicious moment when energies to Source magnify. During our once a month Full Moon gathering, Siddhar Master, Tapasyogi Nandhi, takes you through an inner journey utilizing simple and empowering mantras along with advanced yogic techniques from the mystical yogic path. Event is open to all, 5-8 pm. Info: www. sensitiveplanet.com, www.nandhi.com, email vasini@nandhi.com, 310/451-7377. THEATER IN A CROWDED FIRE: Ritual and Spirituality at Burning Man, author Lee Gilmore discusses and signs his book, 7:30 pm. Info: http://blog.burningman.com/author/lgilmore. Every summer thousands gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for the 7-day celebration of art, community and fire, known as Burning Man. His book is an engrossing ethnography of the Burning Man phenomenon. Included is a 30minute DVD which provides dramatic views of events and individuals and the climactic incineration of the wooden effigy. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. HEALING NIGHT, HEALING MUSIC, laying on of hands, full-body healing, done by experienced healers. 6:30-8:30 pm at New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. In back classroom, enter by back gate of parking lot in alley, 4th building north of Wilshire Blvd. Info: Bertha Taylor, 310/836-2768. Donation. HYPNOSIS, PAST LIFE REGRESSION & MORE, claim your power and renew your life by changing your DNA. You can become a new person just by changing your belief system and healing your subconscious mind. If your belief is strong enough, it could happen overnight. Personal teaching with hypnosis, 2 hours, available 10-4 daily, $75. Choose Subconscious Mind, Past

Life Regression or ? Classes available 7-9 pm, $35, with Hypnosis. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.” —William Blake

WEEKLY GNOSTIC MASS, celebrated according to early Gnostic tradition, every Wednesday 8:30 pm, freewill donation only, Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/467-2685, website: www.gnosis.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23 THE FULL MOON’s mystery has engaged the human mind and emotions through the ages – now dramatically presented in the film LUNA, An Ethereal Study Of The Moon on DVD. www. jasonartworks.com. DIVORCE DETOX WORKSHOP, presented by Andra Brosh, PhD and A. Pescosolido, M.A., 7:30-9:30 pm, $19 advance, $35 at the door. Info and registration: 310/439-8964, www. DivorceDetox.com. Sick of thinking about your ex? Feel like your life has been turned upside down? This workshop provides a systematic approach to help overcome the challenges that this difficult life transition brings and move on to create a fulfilling future. Divorce Detox is the leader in divorce recovery. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. TELESEMINARS with internationally known channeling teacher Shawn Randall and Torah, the consciousness she channels. Every Thursday, 6:30-8 pm. Just phone in! See website for details or call 818/888-2020. Center for Personal Transformation, Woodland Hills, $350. www. shawnrandall.com. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural com-

munity sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif.org. ASTROLOGY CLASS, 7-9 pm, $20/class, with Maxine McMartin. What’s going on with my chart today? Learn about transits, progressions, directions, returns and eclipses. This ongoing class is not for beginners; students must have a basic knowledge of astrology and their natal chart. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 24 LOVE YOUR LYMPH, EMPOWER YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM with Lymphatic Therapist Donna Freaney, 5:30-7 pm. A fun, interactive experience to learn about your lymphatic system and how to enhance its function for self healing. Exercises in breath, self massage, guided visualization and more. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket. At Ventura Nia Studio, 2343 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura. Free, reserve a space. 805/639-0447. Info: www.lymphaticwellnesstherapy.com. KALANGI YOGA INTRO WORKSHOP, 12 noon6 pm. Be initiated into the ancient lineage of Siddhars, learn advanced yogic techniques and practice your own daily yoga. Awaken Mother Kundalini in a safe environment through a simple hatha yoga sequence. This intro initiation workshop entails a fire puja ritual to cleanse the karmic past; Siddhar mantras; Kalangi Yoga and puja worship of Source through stories, insights and teachings of the mystical yogis, the Siddhars of South India. $207. www.nandhi.com/ events.htm, email vasini@nandhi.com, 310/4517377. VISIONARY REALITY, lecture by Dr. Stephan A Hoeller, 8 pm, freewill donation. The Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/4672685, www.gnosis.org. HONORING THE BELOVED, a video seminar featuring Dr. John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA), 7:30-9:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. In this moving seminar, John-Roger speaks of his acceptance of Spirit’s offer and some of his experiences along the way. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, visit www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. DARSHAN IN MALIBU, 7:30-9 pm. A talk by Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya, on the subject of spiritual awakening – how to achieve it, and how to apply it in daily life. By donation. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter.net. HEAL THE WORLD: REIKI NIGHT, heal the world with Reiki-guided meditation and energy transmission, followed by a 15-minute Reiki energy transmission for each of the participants. An ideal time for Reiki practitioners to practice Reiki


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����������������������������������������������� on each other and for those new to Reiki to experience it. 7-9 pm, free (please bring canned or dry packaged food item for donation to Manna, a local food pantry). Facilitated by Tracey Boyer. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKEND, Sept. 24-26, held on the last weekend of each month. Relax and recharge at this weekend retreat. Celebrate life through song and dance, yoga classes, meditation, hiking, exercise, arts & crafts classes and wholesome meals at Sunburst Sanctuary. Please call for more info and suggested donation: Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline. org. Email ContactUs@SunburstOnline.org. SEXUALITY & CORE ENERGETICS, interactive workshop with Ann Bradney, 7:30-9:30 pm, $10. Info: 800/996-7248, www.AnnBradney.com. In this last of 5 interactive workshops about Radical Aliveness/Healing the BodyMind, learn about Core Energetics, a powerful body-based process that works with somatic energy. In Core Energetics, sexual energy and life force energy are the same. In this fun and lively interactive workshop, you will learn techniques to free up this energy and access more pleasure and fulfillment. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH QI GONG & MEDITATION, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that

will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A practice of Qi Gong with guided meditation specifically focused on your concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for full hour or either half-hour, held every Wed. and Friday morning. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 CPR/FIRST AID TRAINING, adult-child-infant CPR and standard first aid for 2- and 3-year certification. 9:30 am-6:30 pm, $65. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/3427130, www.ipsb.com. OPEN MEDITATION, discover your natural ability to release emotional and physical tension, restore your vitality, and find the calm and clarity you need. 11 am-12 noon, $10/session, with Rob Brookler. A comfortable, supportive and “light” setting in which to learn meditation or enjoy your

ongoing practice. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com. SELACIA’S “EQUINOX CHANNELING WITH THE COUNCIL OF 12,” 6 pm, Santa Monica. Attend this evening of personal and planetary healing, receiving input from spirit about your next steps during these times of great change. Selacia is a healer, author, gifted medical intuitive, channel for The Council of 12. Info: Selacia, 310/915-2884, email Selacia@Selacia.com. Sign-up & mailing list: www.Selacia.com. Follow on Facebook & Twitter. SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS WAITS FOR YOU… Attain Enlightenment which is your birthright. Group meditations available. 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. BEGINNING HAND EAR REFLEXOLOGY class with Bill Flocco, American Academy of Reflexology, Sept. 25-26. The American Academy of Reflexology offers a dynamically presented, highly effective training program offering full certification, private sessions also available. Offering California’s first 200 hour reflexology certification. For complete schedule of classes call toll-free 866/588-8885. ReflexologyEdu@aol. com. www.AmericanAcademyofReflexology. com. BRUNO GROENING CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, spiritual healing through the teachings of Bruno Groening. 3-5 pm, meets every 3 weeks. Led by Barbara Neustadt. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. By donation.


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4 Walls International’s Sustainable Housing:

Providing A Green Roof For Those in Need by Paris Chatman

H ow often have we heard one person’s trash can be

another person’s treasure? The dedicated, enterprising individuals of 4 Walls International have not only heard this adage, they have taken it well beyond the local garage sale. Their vision provides many with the most-needed treasure: a home. Although 4 Walls is still in its beginning stages, this growing non-profit has revolutionized sustainable living and brought it home, literally, through commitment to one very powerful vision — a world in which everyone’s basic human needs of food, shelter and water are provided by the home in which they live. This vision not only produces tangible, positive results in the local communities it serves, it also inspires future action towards a global difference where positive change is effected and realized in all communities near and far. The organization has developed an innovative, effective and highly impressive system. Individuals and families within impoverished communities are empowered to provide sustainable, ecofriendly homes by using materials produced from the most readily available and surprising resources: tires, bottles and cans. The end results are two-fold. The green homes that are built provide heating and cooling, harvested water, an area to grow food and effective waste treatment. Meanwhile, the developing communities in which the homes are built become self-sustaining through empowerment, organization, training and most of all, effort. Using repurposed recycled refuse for building materials minimizes the traditionally high cost of building a home. The materials

produced from old used tires, bottles, and cans minimize the impact on the environment by reducing landfill waste — the U.S. alone wastes nearly 300 million tires annually. These waste tires are usually stockpiled in landfills or incinerated, both methods majorly impacting the environment. Labor cost, another significant factor in building, is reduced because the physical labor is a team of volunteers from within the community. This cooperative system of “local leadership” is what 4 Walls calls their Universal Eligibility Program, where families qualify for a home by organizing “into a network where people of all genders, ages and skill levels contribute what they can based on their talents, strengths and interests.” All participants are accountable to each other, thus creating a team effort and a sense of pride in ownership. Past projects include a 600-square-foot home in California and another larger project in Todos Santos, Mexico. Currently, 4 Walls is building a re-purposing center in Pescadero Baja California Sur, and also raising money to address the needs of the communities in the highly dense urban canyons of the Tijuana and San Diego regions — where the poor struggle for lack of clean water, food and adequate shelter. For more information on how to become a volunteer, make a tax deductible contribution or even keep up to date on current projects, please visit their website at www.4wallsintl.org. The opportunity to make a difference is limitless. Paris Chatman is a freelance writer and artist living in Glendale, CA.

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tor of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net.

your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) For more info: Clearsight, 310/3951170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com.

PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/3972405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net.

YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Improve your mental and physical health by learning this gentle stress reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners welcome. Starts 9 am, includes Qi Gong breathing and energy exercises, instruction in Traditional Long Yang form of T’ai Chi. At Douglas Park in Santa Monica (at Wilshire Blvd. and Chelsea, 2 blocks W. of 26th St., alternate inside location when rains). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 38 years. Info and enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com.

REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net.

BLESSING DOLL TRANSFORMATION ARTIST RECEPTION, come join renowned artist, doll maker, therapist Cassandra Light, author of The Way of the Doll, along with fellow transformational art workshop participants at an Artist Exhibition. View the dolls that were created during a recent Blessing Doll Transformational Art Workshop, a 3-month intensive. 4-6 pm. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. akashicbookshopandcenter.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Direc-

FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/9184700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/280-3112 for details. SATURDAYS IN SEPT: FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read

SUNDAY, SEPT. 26 SUPER-CONSCIOUSNESS WAITS FOR YOU… Attain Enlightenment which is your birthright. Group meditations available. 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org.

PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS & TOURS, 12-4 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. CHANNELED WORKSHOP: THE SONG YOUR SOUL WANTS YOU TO SING, presented by


44 Shawn Randall and Torah, the being she channels, 1:30-5 pm, $45. At Awakenings Metaphysical Bookstore in Laguna Hills. For more information contact Shawn Randall at 818/888-2020, www.shawnrandall.com. HEALING SERVICE AND VESPERS, freewill offering only, 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, 5 pm. Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/467-2685, www.gnosis.org. 3RD ANNUAL INDIAN SPRINGS RANCH SPIRITUAL DAY & PSYCHIC FAIR, over 60 healers and psychics. Free lectures, workshops and live music. Crafts, crystals and gifts. Free raffle, spiritual prizes. $10 or call or email gail@gailthackray.com for 2 free tickets. Indian Springs Ranch, Sylmar, 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com. WORKING TALENT, with Rev. Mary Ann McAfee. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www. churchoftruth.org. INTRO TO REIKI & LEVEL I TRAINING, empower your mind, body and spirit through learning the energy healing system of Reiki. Certificate available upon class completion. 11 am-4:30 pm, $125. Nicole “REA” Miller, Reiki Teacher and Hypnotherapist. At Temple of Visions, 719 S. Spring St., LA 90014. 310/722-4294, Nicole.miller08@gmail.com, www.nicolereamiller.blogspot.com. CRYSTAL CLASS with Diane Silvester, owner of Soul Centered, and Marilyn Salas, experienced crystal healer, 1:30-3 pm, $20. Shiny, magical and gorgeous crystals have served us in a mystified way since the beginning of time. Diane and Marilyn will lead you in an experiential, informative and coherent journey into crystal awareness and use. Free crystal kit with class, plus a 10% discount for any crystals purchased on day of class. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/6408222, www.soulcentered.com. A MYSTERY AT THE PODIUM, with Donna Marie Stenlake, counselor and life coach. 11 am Sunday service, New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. PAST LIFE WORKSHOP, learn about reincarnation, past lives, young and old souls, soul mates and participate in a past life regression meditation. 4-7 pm, $30. Laurie Johnson, The Psychic Eye Book Shop, 13435 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks 91423. Info: 818/906-8263, www.pebooks. com/so. 9TH ANNUAL WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR, 10 am-6 pm, at West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd, 90069. Info: www.WestHollywoodBookFair.org. Free admission, free parking at the Pacific Design Center. Come and enjoy a celebration of books and visit the Bodhi Tree booth at the fair. Karen Gonzales will be offering Free Psychic Readings for Animals. Info: Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 310/659-1733. www. bodhitree.com. SANSKRIT MANTRA CHANTING CLASS with Psychic Palmist of India Professor Sasi Velupillai and Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, Directors of the Vedic Healing Institute. Explore the benefits of sacred sound meditation through ancient Sanskrit chants from India for empowerment,

manifestation, prosperity and spiritual growth. Includes instruction, manual, time working with mantras, video and audio recordings, and traditional vedic initiation into mantras. Info: 310/3972405, 310/842-6087, www.vedichealinginstitute. com. STOP PLAYING SMALL: 3 Keys to Your Breakthrough! Workshop with Jennifer Hadley, 3-5 pm, $22 on-line, $33 at the door. Info: 323/8488786, www.JenniferHadley.com. Do you have a deep desire to make the world a better place but seem to be stuck playing small? You can unlock that block with these 3 Keys. No kidding! Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree. com.

“What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.” —Marcus Aurelius

COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. ONENESS MEDITATION & ENERGY ATTUNEMENT offers deep breathing meditation and alignment of your personal energy field. An interactive Oneness group where each shares their gifts and holds the space for each other’s healing and empowerment. With Goddess Light and Ordained Metaphysician Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry delivering spirit messages to help clarify your calling. 11 am-1 pm, $10 love offering. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30 am, with Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net.

MONDAY, SEPT. 27 SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by Dr.

John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ESSENTIAL OILS PASS IT ON CLASS, a weekly series of classes on the educational value, use and application of essential oils. Santa Monica location, first class free, thereafter $5 at door. Contact Selacia to RSVP, 310/915-2884, Selacia@Selacia.com.Visithttp://Selacia.YoungLivingWorld.com, www.YoungLivingPassItOn. com. Follow Selacia on Facebook and Twitter. MEDITATIONS FOR MODERN MAN, 7-8:30 pm, a 4-week course in ancient Buddhist mindfulness, as interpreted and adapted for today’s fast-paced scientific world. Experience “the Profound” and “the Ultimate” directly through these unique and original one-hour guided journeys of contemplation and deep seeing. Ideally suited to the modern mind. Available exclusively at The Bodhi Center. Registration required, $99. 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter.net. ENERGY HEALING, 7-9 pm, free class. Experience how your thoughts and beliefs affect your own energy field and see how the body’s energies are the key to health, vitality and well-being. With a few simple techniques you can increase the flow of Energy through your entire body, strengthen your immune system, and ultimately create space for inner peace. Includes an introduction to the chakra system and your aura as part of the body’s energy field. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, call Romy at HMI-Tarzana to reserve your seat, 818/758-2747. www.hypnosis. edu. TEMPLES OF THE AFRICAN GODS: Revealing the Ancient Hidden Ruins of Southern Africa, author Michael Tellinger discusses and signs his book, 7:30 pm. Info: www.ZuluPlanet.com, www.AdamsCalendar.com. In his book Tellinger offers an exposé that shatters our knowledge of ancient human history. New archaeological evidence and scientific discoveries show that the Sumerians and even the Egyptians inherited their knowledge from an earlier civilization that lived at the southern tip of Africa more than 200,000 years ago mining gold. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/8231996. MONDAY NIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER: FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail. com to book your appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170 for info. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. ANGEL CITY HEALING MONDAY SPECIAL: 10% off all products today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexolo-


45 gy. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/930-2450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/567-3265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28 ACTING CLASS, “a professional actor’s workshop” with Marc Mantell, 8-week series begins tonight, 7 pm. Learn various techniques, work on monologues and scene study, re-act instinctively while becoming emotionally and physically available to meet the demands of the work and text. Meets through Oct. 26. Info: Donna Scarantino, 626/840-3551. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. THE JOURNEY HOME: Autobiography of an American Swami, author Radhanath Swami discusses and signs his book, 7:30 pm. Info: www. Radhanathswami.com. One of India’s great spiritual leaders, Radhanath Swami has written an extraordinary memoir that is a colorful tapestry of high adventure, mysticism and love. He has found the one thing so many strive to achieve: the path to enlightenment. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. TUESDAY PRAYER & MEDITATION, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates the weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal.com.

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Links to articles or sites on Bees

New York Times Friday, August 13, 2010 www.nytimes.com/info/bees/

Burt’s Bees Colony Collapse Disorder www.nytimes.com/info/bees/

Haagen Das Bee Report www.helpthehoneybees.com/

The Buzz About Bees Website www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ bees/buzz.html

Study links bee decline to cell phones CNN www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/ europe/06/30/bee.decline.mobile.phones/index.html

PHOTO CREDIT: George Langworthy, Courtesy Vanishing of the Bees Movie

sweetened” corn-based breakfast cereal from one of our large manufacturers, knowing that the honey blends used as sweeteners and the cereal bases are produced in such ways as to rob the earth of nutrient producing space and conditions. Empty in the bowl and emptying the nation’s heartland. Microcosms and macrocosms yet again. As the bees’ diets are restricted and sometimes filled in with sugar water, so might be the direction our diet is headed. The film states that some of the big companies would like to turn American agribusiness toward only grains and soybeans, leaving us dependent on other countries for fruits and vegetables. But in tense times, won’t other countries feed their own inhabitants first? Let’s not trade cherries for cherry-flavored syrup. One of the many thoughtful quotes in the film is this one from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” The film also cites a Cree Indian proverb: “Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money.” In the last half of the movie, Vanishing of the Bees provides an important lesson from France, a country known for its workers going on strike. Perhaps that is why the French took action and had the systemic pesticides banned when the bees were going on strike, abandoning their hives in the same way bees in America are doing. In regions where the systemic products have not been applied, the bees have bounced back within a year. Please see the film and take this first step to heart, or, I should say, take the work of this documentary to belly, because our stomachs will rumble for the best of nature’s bounty if we don’t work at saving the bees. And without action, there are probably other dominoes setting up to fall as well.

Nancy Gross lives in Ojai where she raised two daughters, working at boutique hotels and earning a Bachelors degree from UCSB. She has freelanced for the Ojai Valley News and other regional publications. Her own new magazine, The Ojai Bubble, appeared in late May. Contact Nancy at theojaibubble@yahoo.com. For more information about the documentary, The Vanishing Bees; how you can host screenings in your area, pair up with local environmental groups and get more involved in spreading the word, please visit info@vanishingbees.com

The Lost Bee A bee struggles in the angle where windshield and dash meet. Maybe that configuration of glass draws its multifaceted eyes. I try to help it find freedom with a corner of my checkbook, but fear I will smash it. A long way down the road we stop, and the bee flies out. Gas fumes shimmer in the air; my outline wobbles in the door window. The bee will probably never find its way back to familiar places, will never find its own native hive (an entire world preoccupied with its recumbent mother queen.) Like a seed case stuck to a sock, are these just the ways we bumbling humans stir up nature’s soup? Bursting from God-knows-what seeds ourselves? -Nancy Gross


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29 FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by Dr. John-Roger to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-1534, registrar@pts.org, www. pts.org. PREMA DRALA ASHRAM – SATSANG, study group, by donation, 7:30 pm. Welcome to the satsang (study group) for So. California, a monthly interactive forum exploring Louix Dor Dempriey’s teachings and learning His many practical tools for spiritual growth and self mastery. Info: visit www.Louix.org or call Samantha, 888/288-3735, email samantha@Louix.org. At Prema Drala Ashram, 25742 La Serra, Laguna Hills 92653. THE RECONNECTION: HEAL OTHERS, HEAL YOURSELF, workshop with Eric Pearl, 7:30-9:30 pm, $15. Info and registration: 323/960-0012, www.TheReconnection.com. Eric Pearl and The Reconnection has taught this new level of healing to over 60,000 people in more than 60 countries, and it has been documented in 6 books to date, including the international bestseller, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself by Eric Pearl. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. HEALING NIGHT, HEALING MUSIC, laying on of hands, full-body healing, done by experienced healers. 6:30-8:30 pm at New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. In back classroom, enter by back gate of parking lot in alley, 4th building north of Wilshire Blvd. Info: Bertha Taylor, 310/836-2768. Donation. HYPNOSIS, PAST LIFE REGRESSION & MORE, claim your power and renew your life by changing your DNA. You can become a new person just by changing your belief system and healing your subconscious mind. If your belief is strong enough, it could happen overnight. Personal teaching with hypnosis, 2 hours, available 10-4 daily, $75. Choose Subconscious Mind, Past Life Regression or ? Classes available 7-9 pm, $35, with Hypnosis. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com. WEEKLY GNOSTIC MASS, celebrated according to early Gnostic tradition, every Wednesday 8:30 pm, freewill donation only, Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/467-2685, website: www.gnosis.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 30 DARSHAN IN LOS ANGELES, 7:30-9 pm. A talk by Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya on the

47 subject of spiritual awakening, how to achieve it, and how to apply it in daily life. By donation, The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter.net. IPSB OPEN HOUSE—FREE TO THE PUBLIC, at LA’s most innovative body therapy school, come meet the staff, see a demonstration and learn about opportunities in the field of bodywork. Starts 7:30 pm sharp. IPSB, 5817 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230, 310/342-7130, www.ipsb. com. THE NATURAL KITCHEN: Your Guide to the Sustainable Food Revolution, workshop with Deborah Eden Tull, 7:30-9:30 pm, $30 advance, $35 at the door. Info and preregistration: 323/935-1214, www.CreativeGreen.net. Tull explores the relationship between personal and global health to food. Learn how to adopt an eco-friendly connection to food that will revolutionize shopping, cooking, eating and working in the kitchen. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/6591733. www.bodhitree.com. REINVENTING THE BODY/RESURRECTING THE SOUL, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. TELESEMINARS with internationally known channeling teacher Shawn Randall and Torah, the consciousness she channels. Every Thursday, 6:30-8 pm. Just phone in! See website for details or call 818/888-2020. Center for Personal Transformation, Woodland Hills, $350. www. shawnrandall.com. EVENING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 7:30-8 pm, free. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for evening meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. THE VORTEX, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, a discussion led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.ecchurchofcalif.org. ASTROLOGY CLASS, 7-9 pm, $20/class, with Maxine McMartin. What’s going on with my chart today? Learn about transits, progressions, directions, returns and eclipses. This ongoing class is not for beginners; students must have a basic knowledge of astrology and their natal chart. Akashic Bookshop & Center, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.akashicbookshopandcenter.com.

ONGOING EVENTS SUNDAYS TRANCE-FORMATION CIRCLE. Stressed out? Feeling overwhelmed? Losing sleep? Attend this circle to find out how to feel more relaxed and in control, sleep peacefully through the night, and increase your confidence and motivation so you can reach your goals. Led by Mazda Lakpour, 2-4 pm, $10 donation. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356.

Proverbs About Bees “Busy as a bee.” “What is good for the swarm is not good for the bee.” “Where there is honey, there are bees.” “One bee is better than a handful of flies.” “Honey turns sour.” “The diligence of the hive produces the wealth of honey.” “A drop of honey will not sweeten the ocean.” “If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.” From Insect Fact and Folklore , by Lucy W. Clausen. Published by Collier Books, N.Y., 1954.


48 Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura. com. PSYCHOTHERAPY ON SUNDAYS, Christine Lustig Ortiz, MA, MFT, MFC 47918. Hopeful and strength-based approach to therapy for individuals, couples, families and adolescents. Confidential, non-judgmental environment. Specializing in eating disorders, depression, self-destructive patterns, anxiety, trauma, and relational and healthy communication. Insurance and sliding scale. 562/230-4932, www. clustigortizmft.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy.org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. Sunday classes are live streamed on the web. For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. EXPERIENCE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE…and then…Universal Love. Receive Sacred Mantra Initiation with Yogi Shivraj and experience the Divine within. Group meditations available. Call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112. SUNDAY MEDITATION, 10:30 am. We invite you to join together in the Silence of Meditation to experience the Living Presence of God, to raise consciousness and to prepare our Sanctuary for the service to follow. Doors open at 10:50 am for regular service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. BECOME THE VISIONARY ARTIST YOU WANT TO BE through the development of your creative and clairvoyant abilities as taught in Unarius. Inspirational art classes are held on Sundays in El Cajon. Call Unarius at 800/475-7062 for information about class sessions, fees, and a supply list. SOLVE PROBLEMS! VERNON HOWARD’s principles give true and permanent solutions to every problem you have. Classes every Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-

9300, www.anewlife.org. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with worldrenowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/3972405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. GNOSTIC MASS, celebrated according to early Gnostic tradition, every Sunday 11 am, freewill donation only, Gnostic Society, 3363 Glendale Blvd., LA 90039, 323/467-2685, website: http:// www.gnosis.org.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee . . . —Emily Dickinson

HYPNOTHERAPY 50% OFF Sundays and Mondays this month. Imagine how good you will feel to quit smoking without side effects, release weight effortlessly, reduce your stress, renew your self-confidence, improve your motivation, eliminate your fears, or study easier and more effectively. 424/229-9292 or www.taoofhypnosis.com. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Follows Sunday service that begins 9 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome, 10:30 am. Now is the time to renew your body and mind, and deepen your spiritual practice. Sunburst Sanctuary offers such a place. Personal and group retreats also offered. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ENCINO COMMUNITY CHURCH. Fun, challenging lessons that are based on spiritual psychology. Children all ages share stories, music and artwork and talk about real-life situations and real-life solutions. 10:30 am. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400.

MONDAYS MEDITATION & DREAMS. Meditation is so vital; it can save your life and assist you in the road to

prosperity and abundance. Dreams: Grand Master Heidi Pinckard will assist you with the interpretation of your dreams. Personal teaching available daily 10 am-4:30 pm, $45/2 hours. Classes 7-9 pm, $20. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. HYPNOTHERAPY 50% OFF Sundays and Mondays this month. Imagine how good you will feel to quit smoking without side effects, release weight effortlessly, reduce your stress, renew your self-confidence, improve your motivation, eliminate your fears, or study easier and more effectively. 424/229-9292 or www.taoofhypnosis.com. JOEL GOLDSMITH TAPE GROUP, led by John Drewery, 7:15-8:30 pm. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, call 310/963-9377. Class is held in back classroom, enter back gate from alley, 4th bldg. north of Wilshire Blvd. Donation. SPIRIT SOCIAL, held on 1st & 3rd Monday of the month. Grow spiritually and meet likeminded people. Join us for potluck, a movie and/or guest speaker. Topics include healing, psychic, manifesting, past lives, astrology, orbs, spirit communication and more. Check site for upcoming speakers. $10, 7-9 pm. Indian Springs Ranch, Sylmar, 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com. FREE CLASSES at Hypnosis Motivation Institute-Tarzana, SFV. Self Hypnosis, Mental Bank, Relationship Strategies, Energy Healing, Hypnosis and Weight Loss, Therapeutic Imagery, Past Life Regression. Held every Monday at HMI-Tarzana, 7-9 pm, free parking. Call Romy at 818/758-2747 to RSVP and for this week’s topic. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. MOVING INTO PEACE, QIGONG & MEDITATION CLASSES. Qi-Gong means Energy-Practice and is an ancient pathway to health and well-being. Utilizing the Universal Energy through easy and gentle movements, breathing techniques, practitioners become centered and balanced. Weekly classes offered in Canoga Park, Studio City, Sherman Oaks. Call for details, Antoinette Rohner, 818/378-3396, www. movingintopeace.com.

TUESDAYS FIRST AID FOR THE SOUL, a healing circle for nurturing the soul. Join us to shift from highly stressful situations to a state of calmness and serenity, enabling wise choice. Through selfhealing with forgiveness, transformation, empowerment and well-being are restored. Meets bi-weekly, 7-9 pm. Led by Rosalba Fontanez, Certified Hypnotherapist and Theta Healing Practitioner. $20/session with 15% discount on selected crystals, candles and statuary with paid registration. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. SILENT SERVERS AT THE CHURCH OF TRUTH,


49 9:30-10 am, minister’s office. Silent Servers confidentially prays for requests in our Prayer Box for one month, with extensions upon request. Requesters are encouraged to attend the group or join us in prayer wherever they are during this half hour. Mail prayer requests to: churchoftruth@sbcglobal.net, gary91103@sbcglobal. net, or call church office. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. TEACHINGS FROM RA’S MYSTERY SCHOOL, also from Lemuria and Atlantis. These teachings now come forth through deep meditation from the 7th and 9th plane by Master Teachers. Personal teachings available 10 am-4:30 pm, $45/2 hours. Also classes, 7-9 pm, $20. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. PRACTICAL SPIRITUALITY, 7:30-9 pm. Join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli and learn how to develop the tools to explore your spiritual life. “Inner” active, experiential and practical. Last Tuesday of the month is Spiritual Channeling. $30, prepayment for 4 classes $100. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture.com. LEARN TRADITIONAL HORARY ASTROLOGY with Master Astrologer, researcher and author, Arthyr Chadbourne. Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm. New Age Bible & Philosophy Center, 1139 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, 310/395-4346. Enter by back gate of parking lot in alley, 4th building north of Wilshire, runs same way as Lincoln. By donation. SEPARATION AND DIVORCE: WOMEN AND MEN IN TRANSITION, every Tuesday, 10:30 am12 noon, $30-50 per session. This group provides the safety, comfort and support necessary to move through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Learn from others’ mistakes and their triumphs in how they are moving forward in their lives and coping with divorce. Facilitated by Bonnie Rose, MA, LMFT Licensed. Info: 818/345-2882, www.BonnieRose.com. Meets at 5535 Balboa Blvd. #206, Encino 91316. Please call to confirm. ONGOING CLASSES FOR LIGHT WORKERS & MINISTERIAL STUDENTS, 7 pm. Call for titles and info about upcoming classes. A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of

Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. BECOME A CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, offers a professional training hypnosis certification program at no charge. If you have a desire and commitment to make a difference in the world, you can make your lifelong desire a reality as a Certified Hypnotist. 4 weeks, Tues & Thurs, 7-10 pm (call for upcoming start dates). Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/4799464, www.hypnosis.edu.

WEDNESDAYS YANG STYLE T’AI CHI CH’UAN & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. New class begins Sept. 8, 8-week series. At AADAP, Inc., 2900 S. Crenshaw at 29th St., LA 90016. Stress reducing, improves balance and posture, a “Meditation in Movement” that benefits your overall health. Beginner class 6-7 pm. Info: 310/4793646, sprakerlg@earthlink.net, www.alexandertaichi.com. ANGEL CITY HEALING SPECIAL: 10% off all treatments on Wednesdays. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www.angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). CREATE A POSITIVE AND PROGRESSIVE LIFE! Through your active participation in Unarius’ past-life therapy classes, your life can become more creative and meaningful. The Unarius Academy of Science offers books, CDs, DVDs on past-life therapy and other enlightening topics. (Sunday classes are live streamed on the web.) For info about Unarius teachings, call 800/475-7062 or visit www.unarius.org. CHOIR PRACTICE, 7 pm. We invite you to join our choir. We have the songs, we have the robes, we have the accompanist. But only YOU have the voice. If you are interested in joining, please schedule an audition with our choir director, Dan Redfield (call for a Wed. evening appointment). A Center for Awakening Consciousness, Pasadena Church of Truth, inclusive of all World Religions, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA

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TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE WITH QI GONG & MEDITATION, 9-10 am, $10 (cash only). Join Rev. Christina R. Belardinelli for a practice that will increase your energy, focus your mind, release your anxieties and increase your joy. A practice of Qi Gong with guided meditation specifically focused on your concerns will help you change your mind and raise your vibration. Come for full hour or either half-hour, held every Wed. and Friday morning. Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Santa Clarita 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. SOLVE PROBLEMS! VERNON HOWARD’s principles give true and permanent solutions to every problem you have. Classes every Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Neighborhood Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, $3 donation. 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. SPANISH-SPEAKING WORKSHOPS, 7:30-9:30 pm, free (donations welcome), refreshments follow. Enjoy these dynamic workshops based on the teachings of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). This month: 9/1, Sacred Tones Workshop; 9/8, Live Q&A Evening with John Morton; 9/15, Gratitude Workshop; 9/22, Video, From the Silence; 9/29, 1000 Ways to Achieve Happiness Workshop. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact Tonie Schulz, 323/7371534, email tonie@pts.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

THURSDAYS METAPHYSICAL HOUR, explore and witness demonstrations of metaphysical realities on topics of interest to you. Staff and guest presenters share their expertise in a biweekly meeting led by Mazda Lakpour, Master Hypnotist and Family Practitioner. 7-9 pm, meets twice a month (Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 7). 15% discount on crystals, candles and statuary with paid class registration (valid through end of month issued). $25/session. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/3451100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. ALL DAY HEALINGS available today, from 9 am9 pm. There is no more powerful healing in this world than this, because we are only the instruments of the heavenly Master Teacher and the Saints working through us. This is our calling. All day healings (your choice): Attunements for Prosperity, Love, Health, Recharge your Spiritual Self. Sanat Kumara Initiations, Light Worker Anointment. Attunements $35/20 minutes, Healings $35/20 minutes, Healing & Attunement $70, Healing on the table, $65/45 minutes. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. ADOLESCENT SUPPORT GROUP, 4:30-6 pm, $30-50/session. A safe, loving and confidential

environment for adolescents and young adults to express personal concerns, ask questions, share wisdom, find solutions, gather information, share grief and sadness, create a personal vision. Facilitated by Bonnie Rose, MA, LMFT Licensed. Info: 818/345-2882, www.BonnieRose.com. Meets at 28310 Roadside Dr. #140, Agoura Hills 91301. Please call to confirm. SINGLES GROUP, 6:30-8 pm, $30-50/session. This group experience helps you cultivate your compassionate heart. Your sense of trust will grow, your feelings of safety and comfort will increase. You will feel more confident to seek out new experiences and create new opportunities for yourself. Meets at 28310 Roadside Dr. #140, Agoura Hills 91301. Facilitated by Bonnie Rose, MA, LMFT Licensed. Info: 818/345-2882, www. BonnieRose.com. Please call to confirm. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, healing sessions with Jude Unegbu, available 11 am-4 pm, 15 minutes/suggested donation from $20; 45 minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. WOMEN’S DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, meets Thursday evenings, facilitated by Shoshana Levine, LCSW, C.Ht., Lic. #CSW 24340. Whether you are contemplating a divorce, going through a divorce, or still dealing with the aftermath of a divorce, this group is for you. Learn how to embrace your divorce and become empowered in the process. See divorce as a journey towards healing and wholeness. 310/9987253. In Santa Monica. Please call for appt as a (free) consultation is needed in order to insure compatibility with the group. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. UNITY WEST’S THURSDAY PRAYER AND SHARE resumes Sept. 9, 7 pm. Currently the group is reading Joan Gattuso’s book, A Course in Love, a wise and poignant book on ways in which we may meet and transform the challenges of everyday life. All welcome, love offering. 310/577-0000 for prayer requests and other information. Unity West Church of Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/5770000, www.unitywestchurch.org.


51 MORNING GROUP MEDITATION SERVICE, 6:15-6:45 am. You are invited to our rural community sanctuary for morning meditation service. A tranquil time for reflection and rejuvenation each weekday morning. Free, call for directions. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

sional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

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SOLVE PROBLEMS! VERNON HOWARD’s principles give true and permanent solutions to every problem you have. Classes every Friday at 8 pm, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/8999300, www.anewlife.org.

EXPERIENCE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE…and then…Universal Love. Receive Sacred Mantra Initiation with Yogi Shivraj and experience the Divine within. Group meditations available. Call 818/882-1899, www.SiddhiCenter.org.

DATING & RELATIONSHIP PLAYSHOP FOR GODS & GODDESSES, members learn to achieve egalitarian relationships and to respect, adore and cherish themselves (inner child) and their mates/spouses. Facilitated by Anthony Rogers, MSW, in Santa Monica, 6-7:30 pm Fridays. Call 310/386-1808 or email Lifecoachacr@aol.com for info or to schedule an intake session. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS, 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Oasis in the City” and experience the subtle power of the labyrinth. Relax and unwind in our spectacular meditation gardens and let sounds of running water restore you. Tour our historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave refreshed and rejuvenated. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, registrar@peacelabyrinth. org, www.peacelabyrinth.org. A SPIRITUAL HEALING CLINIC, healing sessions with Jude Unegbu, available 11 am-4 pm, 15 minutes/suggested donation from $20; 45 minutes, from $75. For info and appts, call 310/659-1733, ext. 114 or events@bodhitree. com. Website: www.JudeTheHealer.com. Born in West Africa, Jude Unegbu has been a spiritual healer for over 16 years. His training was with his Shaman grandfather and further enhanced by techniques from Sir George King, founder of the Aetherius Society. Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood 90069, 310/659-1733. www.bodhitree.com. FREE PERFECTSENSE PARAFFIN HAND OR FOOT add-on with any facial or body treatment today. Angel City Healing is a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual experience. Services include Healing Facials & Body Treatments, Waxing, Reconnective Healing, Sound Baths, Hot & Cold Jade Stone Therapy, and Reflexology. All herbs and flowers used are grown organically on the premises. For a full list of spa services, visit www. angelcity-healing.com. 818/988-9006 (spa), 310/927-8687 (cell). ALL DAY HEALINGS AVAILABLE today 9 am-9 pm. Several different Attunements available (Prosperity, Love, Health, Recharge Your Spiritual Self). Initiate into the energy of Sanat Kumara and awaken your brain to connect back to your Mind and Soul which is all-knowing for your many lifetimes. Light Worker anointment available for those who wish to help others come into the Light. Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, profes-

PSYCHOTHERAPY ON SATURDAYS, Christine Lustig Ortiz, MA, MFT, MFC 47918. Hopeful and strength-based approach to therapy for individuals, couples, families and adolescents. Confidential and non-judgmental environment. Specializing in eating disorders, depression, self-destructive patterns, anxiety, trauma and relational conflict. Explore ways to create inner peace, and nurture compassionate relationships, healthy communication. Insurance and sliding scale. 562/230-4932, www.clustigortizmft.com. FREE! CLAIRVOYANT READINGS by appointment only with students of The Clearsight Clairvoyant Program. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to book your weekend appointment. Students will read your aura, your chakras, your Being-Body Connection and answer questions. (See our back cover ad.) For more info: Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www. clearsightaura.com. ZENPROV is a unique creative movement class combining several acting disciplines, including improv, mime, clowning and mask work, in order to deeply explore spiritual principles. Experience more Presence and deeply feel how to be more in the now. Newbies to advanced all welcome. With John Medeiros who has extensive training in movement and martial arts, and is a leading member of the Ventura Improv. 4-6 pm, $10. Soul Centered, a metaphysical shoppe, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. TEACHINGS ON CHAKRAS, HEALINGS & INITIATIONS for Sanat Kumara and Light Workers, available 9 am-4:30 pm today. Chakra classes 7-9 pm, $20, with information on how to clean your chakras, plus 8-minute healing for everyone. Spiritual Teachings by Grand Master Heidi Pinckard. For more information: Sanat Kumara Divine Healing Sanctuary, Bill and Heidi Pinckard, Grand Masters, 818/831-6534. PSYCHIC SKILLS & TECHNIQUES with Corinne. This weekly practice circle will help you increase your intuitive abilities and strengthen your connection with Spirit. Focus is to clearly and safely receive and deliver loving messages from spirit guides, angels and deceased loved ones. The goal is to relate messages that are for the highest and best good of each participant. 1-3 pm, $15 minimum donation. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. OUR STAR WISDOM HUMANITY, workshop with Roger Weir, 10 am-12 noon, $30, DVDs $20, CDs $10 (special complete 52-set pricing, internet live feed fee). Info: 310/278-9668. This yearlong course of 52 lectures has 4 segments cor-

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Agave Nectar—A Sweet Redemption or Sweet Deception? by Tree Bernstein

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ecently, while shopping at a popular grocery store known for healthy bargains, I overheard a conversation between two shoppers. One was reading the label on a bottle of agave syrup (or nectar, as it is often called). The other shopper said, “Oh, you don’t need to read the labels here, everything in the store is good for you.” The agave sweetener looked good, but was it really good for me? I decided to investigate this new miracle sweetener for myself and found opinions varied considerably. Beginning with The Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, circa 1898, I learned that the plant has Mexican roots, but a Greek name meaning “admirable.” The agave plant has a long international lineage. “The Mahometans (sic) of Egypt regard it as a charm and religious symbol; and pilgrims to Mecca indicate their exploit by hanging over the door of their dwelling a leaf of agave, which has the further charm of warding off evil spirits. The Jews in Cairo attribute a similar virtue to the plant, every part of which is utilized.” Sounds good so far, but how is this sweet nectar made? The Madahava Honey website, which sells the product, notes, “Agave nectar is a newly created sweetener, developed during the 1990’s. Originally, the blue agave variety was used. This is the same plant used in the manufacture of tequila.” Madhava explains how the sweet “nectar” is gathered: “The raw agave juice is regularly harvested from living plants by Indian peoples native to central Mexico. To do so, they must slice off the top of the plant and hollow out its core. . . Then the plant is capped with a stone. [The nectar] collects in the hollow center for several days, after which the milky white “juice” is removed by ladle, one plant at a time.” Madhava did not mention that this “juice” is cooked. FoodProcessing.com explains the process less romantically. “Agave plants are crushed, and the sap collected into tanks. The sap is then heated to about 140°F for about 36 hours not only to concentrate the liquid into a syrup, but to develop the sweetness. . . When the agave sap is heated, the complex fructosans are hydrolyzed, or broken into their constituent fructose units. The fructoserich solution is then filtered to obtain the desired products that range from dark syrup with a characteristic vanilla aroma, to a light amber liquid with more neutral characteristics.” Okay, then is it still a food? How does agave syrup rate nutritionally? Madhava states “a serving equals one tablespoon and contains 60 calories and 16 grams of carbohydrates.” Lynn Stephens explains in her essay The Awesome Agave: “Agave syrup (or nectar) is about 90% fructose. Only recently has it come in use as a sweetener. It has a low glycemic level and is a delicious and safe alternative to table sugar.” Stephens goes on to say, “Fructose has a low glycemic value. However, according to some experts, if fructose is consumed after eating a large meal that overly raises the blood sugar or with high glycemic foods, it no longer has a low glycemic value. Strangely enough, it will take on the value of the higher glycemic food.” Got that? So, it sounds like agave nectar is basically a high fructose syrup.

Isn’t that supposed to be bad for you? I consulted VegFamily.com and found Cathe Olson’s article, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Agave Nectar: Which Should You Choose? illuminating. Olson compared the three sweeteners. “Sugar is actually sucrose, a disaccharide made up of 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Granulated white sugar comes from either sugar cane or beets. Both crops are treated with high doses of pesticides and herbicides. In addition, genetically modified (GM) sugar beets are now entering the market. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is almost always made from corn that has been genetically engineered to kill insects. This BT corn is actually registered as a pesticide with the EPA. . . HFCS is about 55% fructose and 45% glucose. Agave syrup contains some nutrients including iron and calcium. Agave syrup is mainly fructose and glucose though ratios vary from 56% to 92% fructose depending on the agave variety. Because of the high fructose content, agave nectar doesn’t raise your blood sugar as much as most other sweeteners.” However, Kristen Michaelis, who writes for Food Renegade, interprets the findings differently, and distills it into a concise report. “Because fructose is digested in your liver, it is immediately turned into triglycerides or stored body fat. Since it doesn’t get converted to blood glucose like other sugars, it doesn’t raise or crash your blood sugar levels. Hence the claim that it is safe for diabetics. But it isn’t. That’s because fructose inhibits leptin levels—the hormone your body uses to tell you that you’re full. In other words, fructose makes you want to eat more. Besides contributing to weight gain, it also makes you gain the most dangerous kind of fat.” Dangerous and fat are two words that strike fear into the heart of a healthy food advocates like myself. In an article written for Natural News.com, Rami Nagel cautions, “Agave nectar is advertised as a diabetic friendly, raw, and a 100% natural sweetener, yet it is none of these. Refined fructose is not a natural sugar, and countless studies implicate it as a sweetener that will contribute to disease. Therefore, agave nectar is not a health building product, but rather a deceptively marketed form of a highly processed and refined sweetener.” Kristen Michaelis in unequivocal, “The conclusion is clear. Agave nectar is bad for you. It’s not traditional, not natural, highly refined, and contains more concentrated fructose than high fructose corn syrup.” Turns out even health food stores with the best reputations don’t always have the facts in front of them. Sometimes labels can be misleading or information absent. If you really want to know what’s good for you, you’ve got to check the facts for yourself. Don’t rely on the good will of the grocery franchise. Keep reading the labels—and bring along a mobile fact checker. Tree Bernstein designs and edits books for her own TreeHouse Press (treepress.com). In addition to freelance journalism, Bernstein is a Poet Teacher for California Poets in the Schools (CPITS), leading poetry and creative writing workshops at K-12 schools in the state. She shares the bounty of her organic garden in Ojai with the birds and bees and voles.


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Baked Apples with Honey

by Sharon Hall

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6 firm medium to large apples The Sweetness of September Fall is a good time for food. We have a bounty of fresh produce available and walking through a good farmer’s market is a delight for all the senses. September is also the season of renewal. Children go back to school, the weather starts to mellow, and we start to think of the harvest and the change of seasons. Bees are featured prominently in the WP this month. I recently had a wonderful opportunity to watch the magical process of extracting honey from the combs. The beekeepers, who have a couple hives and do this for fun, let me observe. There was classical music going in the background and the fragrance in the room— like cotton candy, flowers, and vanilla—was accompanied by the hum of the bees who hovered outside the windows. I learned that one needs patience, gentleness and wisdom to work with bees; I discovered that sensitive beekeepers make sure when they remove the frames to leave plenty of honey for the bees to feed on. I watched as Alan used a hot knife to cut off the wax and free the honey, which was then removed by centrifugal force in their extractor. I also discovered that female bees are the ones who do all the work; they clean and gather nectar while males—the drones—after mating with the Queen, loll around the hive eating until She kicks them out. It was an altogether enlightening experience. I thought it fitting to honor the

(Macintosh, Red Delicious, or Pippins are good) 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 Tablespoon milk or cream ½ cup raw, unfiltered honey ½ cup chopped roasted walnuts, unsalted ½ cup chopped raisins 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon boiling water

golden elixir the bees produce. In the traditional Rosh Hashanah feast, an apple slice dipped in honey represents the sweetness of life. Apples start coming into their season this month, and represent to many of us a return to cool nights and foods that our bodies associate with comfort and warmth. Baked apples with honey seems like the perfect combination to me. Ricotta cheese is mixed with honey, chopped raisins and chopped walnuts, then stuffed inside an apple and baked. Easy, healthy, and delicious. What could be better? Happy Fall--

Preheat oven to 350. Core the apples, leaving the skins intact. Mix or beat ricotta with milk or cream and ¼ of the honey. Add in raisins, and ¼ of the walnuts. Stuff center of apples and place in a shallow baking pan; glassware is good. Add ½ inch of boiling water to the pan. Bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes, then drizzle with remaining honey, and the rest of the walnuts. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, or until apples have reached the desired softness and before walnuts are burnt.

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Professional Services EMDR: EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION AND REPROCESSING is an innovative clinical treatment that has helped individuals who have survived trauma, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, combat, crime, and phobias. EMDR unlocks negative memories and emotions stored in the nervous system and helps the brain successfully process the experience. Shoshana Levine, Certified Hypnotherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is certified in

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Special Offers 15% OFF ALL TREATMENTS on your first visit to Angel City Healing, a unique, boutique style, holistic spa where every treatment is a spiritual ex-


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Travel / Retreats PERSONAL RETREATS, enjoy the peace and beauty of the sanctuary in a private cedar cabin. If you like, treat yourself to the deep sweetness of early morning group meditations, walk the Hopi labyrinth, or hike a pristine trail. 4,000 acres of rolling hills and wooded trails to explore. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org. SACRED SPACE, a 3-day residential retreat with Swami Premodaya, Sept. 3-6, 2010. A unique commitment to gathering as seekers and becoming finders. Held in ultra peaceful and spectacularly beautiful surroundings (near LA), with ample opportunity to work individually and in groups, with time, energy, space and profound support to dive deep and climb high. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.thebodhicenter. net. CELEBRATE LIFE WEEKENDS, held on the last weekend of each month. Renew, relax, refresh. Enjoy a weekend of healing yoga, meditation, energizing exercises, satsang, nourishing meals and an evening devotional jam session. Participate in any or all activities. Call for more info and suggested donation. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www.SunburstOnline.org.

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Recommends Jane Goodall’s “Roots & Shoots” 8th Annual Day of Peace Eco Festival In celebration of United Nation’s International Day of Peace, Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program will host its 8th annual “Day of Peace” festival on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at the Santa Monica Pier from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event will be free to the public The festival’s events will include a food drive for people and pets (please bring non-perishable food items), live music, celebrity guests, environmental activities, pet adoptions, arts and crafts, exhibits and the annual Peace Dove Parade.

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Roots & Shoots is a global youth program which provides an opportunity for youth all of ages throughout the world to participate in local and global campaigns that encourage more balanced relationships between people, animals and the environment. Over 600 youth members will display environmental projects that address the concerns of the global community in hopes to inspire individuals to realize their part in creating a better world. For information, please visit: Roots & Shoots California Day of Peace on Facebook or email info@ dayofpeaceca.org.

Joanna Macy at the Ojai Foundation Next month The Ojai Foundation will host Joanna Macy, a visionary and a leading voice in global movements for peace, justice and an environmentally healthy world, will bring her powerful message and transformative practices in three separate programs. October 7th - 10th THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS Joanna Macy “draws upon spiritual traditions and living systems theory to bring forth the powers” within each individual to be “renewed and deepened for the healing of our world.” The profound practices of this work will inspire vision, courage, and creativity and can be used by teachers, social and environmental activists, healers and more. Friday, October 8th, 7:30 p.m. in the Council House, “The Promise of our Dark Age” A public talk by Joanna Macy. *Seating is limited so tickets must be purchased in advance. October 10th - 15th A Unique Collaboration: Joanna Macy with the Awakening the Dreamer (ATD) Facilitator Training of The Pachamama Alliance The Pachamama Alliance is a nonprofit committed to its mission in building a global movement of awake, committed, engaged people whose work is “to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence on planet Earth.” For more information and to register for any of the programs, go to: www.ojaifoundation.org or contact Rebecca at program@ ojaifoundation.org or 805-646-8343 Ext.101.

Ojai Valley’s Green Coalition Hosts 2nd Annual Green Home and Building Tour On Saturday, October 2nd, don’t miss a chance to exclusively tour five of Ojai Valley’s greenest buildings. The Ojai Valley Green Coalition will be hosting — meaning you’ve got a once-in-a-year opportunity to check out innovative homes and offices and learn the latest techniques in green building. Contractors and designers will be onsite to answer questions regarding the eco-friendly features (think lime plaster walls and countertops made of recycled glass bottles.) The Coalition’s mission is to help Ojai become a model green community by promoting sustainable practices, educating on ecological issues and advocating environmental responsibility. They’re bringing the tour back thanks to popular demand — kicking off with an evening reception Friday, October 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For further details and to purchase tickets, visit www.ojaivalleygreentour.com or call (805) 669-8445.



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