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Issue 357 In This Issue December 7th, 2013

Editors Corner

I hope this newsletter finds you warm and happy as cold, and in a lot of places snow, "grips" much of the US. Click here

Speaking of cold and snow, did you know that an active volcano has been found under the antarctic ice? Click here

We also have a striking picture of another volcano. This volcano is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. The picture was taken from the International Space Station. Click here

Volcanoes venting, high winds, floods, fires, other natural disasters and strange events all seem to be happening more and more frequently these days. Just to give you an idea of how frequently, we have a video that's part of a series on YouTube called "Signs of Change". Click here

If you have prepared for these wonderful and interesting times you most likely have, amongst other things, some solar panels. If you do, you might be interested in an article titled "Most of the world's solar panels are facing the wrong direction". Click here

Technology is changing at least as fast as the weather seems to be and some are using this technology to help preserve nature and advance our understanding of it. Click here

While others are using this technology to bend nature to their will, even if it means that it may negatively impact the rest of us. Click here

Fortunately, some people are managing to successfully (at least for the time being) fight this off. Click here

But, technology is just a tool. It depends upon the intention of the user as to the outcome. Having said that, I leave you with this; a wonderful video of a view of Niagara falls from a quadcopter. Click here

Have a wonderful and warm week.

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How to Heal Your Attitudes
Interview with Jerry Jampolsky and Diane Cirincione
Reprinted with permission from

Dr. Gerald Jampolsky, known far and wide as “Jerry”, is commonly considered a founding father of the self-help movement and working with children and adults facing life-threatening illness, crisis, challenges, and change. Thirty years ago his seminal book Love is Letting Go of Fear introduced millions to the concept that our thoughts don’t merely affect but actually create our reality, an idea that he was first exposed to by A Course in Miracles. In the years since he has written over a dozen bestsellers, including Change Your Mind, Change Your Life, Finding Our Way Home, and A Mini-Course for Life and more with his wife, psychologist Dr. Diane Cirincione. They have also been invited to work in 55 countries and mentored Centers for Attitudinal Healing on five continents. So when Jampolsky, now eighty-five, decided to title his latest book The “Oh Shit” Factor: Waste Management for the Mind, some of his friends expressed concern. “You’ll damage your credibility,” they told him.

They needn’t have worried. Although the book was intended to appeal to a younger audience who “might not ordinarily visit the self-help section in a bookstore”, Jampolsky quickly found that people of all ages responded to its humorous and accessible message, including Cirincione’s ninety year-old mother who finally admitted shyly, “I say ‘Oh Shit’ too.” This latest publication marks another chapter in lives sincerely devoted to evolution – both their own and others’. SuperConsciousness talked with this exceptional couple about what they have learned from thirty years of working with people around the globe to share and demonstrate what they call “Attitudinal Healing.”

SC: You’ve said that our thoughts create our reality. If we accept that, and then what we might consider “bad things” happen in our life, how do we avoid turning that into an excuse to blame ourselves?

DC: I need to back up to the place where I decide what is a good experience and what’s a bad experience. What’s a good reality; what’s a bad reality? The judgment on that is where we get stuck, and start that, “wait a minute; if I create my own reality, I didn’t ask for this.” Oh, really? Well, actually, maybe you did. Maybe you’ve created just exactly what you want to learn from. We are a co-creator in the universe; not that everything that runs through my head is going to become a reality in front of me, or that I would specifically create really negative things for myself; that’s not true. This universe is constantly in creation and constantly in cocreation, and we’re a part of that. We create from a larger perspective than the smallness of our unconscious or conscious minds. And from that place we can say that everything that I experience is something that I can learn from. Everything has a gift, depending on the attitude that I have about what I’m experiencing.

Our attachment to what is good, what is bad, what’s happening, what’s not happening, letting go and not letting go, all of those things influence the reality that we’re experiencing. I think that’s how it’s distilled down often to a simplistic view of that slightly more complex issue.

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What We "Know"
Submitted by MC2020 reader Carlos Tavares

What we know, we simply know! What we know is different to philosophy or any empty words. What we know comes from our experience, we know because friends, family or acquaintances have told us what they have experienced. We know from our own experience, from our own truth! What we now know as fact is not some “remote view”, some prophecy, some prediction or some probability, some or other “timeline”, although some of what we know started off that way and along the way “collapsed” into certain events and realities! Even with all the suppression of the really important news and global events, we find the golden thread of truth of what is really happening, by talking and writing to our family and friends around the world, by carefully watching the alternative media, which is now also very much infiltrated with disinformation and diversion. What we know is what is happening right now and continues to unfold everyday in the now and not some remote distant future! We can also know from simple pure and clear observation!

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Signs of Change

End of November 2013
Bloggers Corner
The Thankfulness of Giving
By Rene Westbrook

The bountiful life that is ever present often eludes us on a daily basis. When do we stop and smell the roses or arise knowing full well that this is a day not promised to anyone; and yet, here we are!  Each breath, taken and released might serve as a stark reminder of just how powerful and fragile the fine line is between here and not.  There is a beloved member of my close knit circle of friends and family who has been challenging the boundaries between here and there.  A massive brain tumor has been threatening him since he was 15 years old.  He staved off the first round and now, 25 years later,with the tumor back, the decision must be made to stand and deliver.  He is a brave and calculating soul, often impatient with the doctors and their lack of providence of things unseen.  Surely, every day is a blessing that he insists is his to have and to hold. Generally, we humans tend to wait until some tragic events forces us to take into account our many blessings. Rarely is it within our social structure to note without hesitation, the glory that is unfolding everywhere we look.  The frantic to and fro of daily life comes into focus only when we are forced to stop and reflect.

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Something Worth Knowing

Most of the world’s solar panels are facing the wrong direction
You’d think it would be easy: the sun is “up,” and, like leaves and basking reptiles, solar panels should face in that general direction. But most installers of solar panels, especially the ones for homes, follow conventional wisdom handed down from architects, which holds that in the northern hemisphere, windows and solar panels should face south. + This makes intuitive sense since it would seem to maximize the amount of sunlight a panel will get as the sun tracks from one horizon to the other. But it isn’t true, at least according to a single study of homes in Austin, Texas. The Pecan Street Research Institute found that homeowners who aimed their panels toward the west, instead of the south, generated 2% more electricity over the course of a day. 1 More importantly, those west-facing panels reduced household electricity usage during the times when electricity is most expensive—and power grids are most likely to become overloaded—by 65%, while south-facing panels only reduced usage during those times by 54%.

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The Science Of Epigenetics – How Our Minds Can Reprogram Our Genes
How much control do we have over our own lives? Are we really controlled by our genes, trapped in our own selfishness, like some modern authors want us to believe? Just how much power do we have to shape our lives and those of others? Contrary to what many people are being led to believe, a lot of the emphasis placed on genes determining human behaviour is nothing but theory and doctrine. The “selfish gene” model is an assumption, it is not a scientific fact.

What Is The Central Dogma?
The central dogma is the doctrine that information in our cells flows only in one direction – from DNA to RNA to proteins. Simply put, it is a dogmatic belief in absolute determinism. Let’s take a quick look at its history. Back in 1990, a huge, international research program began – the human genome project. Its stated goals were to map out all human genes and their interactions using computer software and then to convert that knowledge into (profitable) “benefits” for mankind, such as finding cures for the most horrible diseases.

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Genetically Modified Cholera Bacteria to be Released in Australia
Vaccine company PaxVax is seeking to gain a licence from the Australian Government to conduct a clinical trial of a GM live bacterial vaccine against cholera. The Australian Government Department of Health, specifically the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, has received an application for a licence from PaxVax Australia Pty Ltd to conduct an intentional release of a genetically modified cholera vaccine. The Gene Technology Regulator, Dr Joe Smith, has received the application and has stated that comments from the public are not sought after at this time. Only in accordance with the Gene Technology Act 2000 will the public have a minimum of 30 days to comment but not until around late January 2014. The trial is to take place in several “sites” in local government areas in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia & Victoria though it’s not specified where exactly. According to PaxVax additional trials will also be conducted at sites in Canada and the U.S. to confirm vaccine safety in a larger population & measure immunogenicity.

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Nuclear Testing Timelapse Map

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.

GMO Watch

Playing the field: Corn likes to sleep around — and that makes it hard to control GMOs
If there’s one thing that everyone in the GMO debate agrees upon, it’s that pollen spreads. It’s a basic fact of biology: Sex has always been hard to control. Expecting corn DNA to stop hustling around the gene pool once it’s been genetically engineered makes as much sense as expecting teenagers to become celibate once they get smartphones. The technology that farmers use to keep plants from spreading their genes is pretty simple: It’s called distance. Keep cornfields 100 feet apart and you pretty much solve the problem, says Lynn Clarkson, president of specialty grain producer Clarkson Grain. For soy fields, 12 feet is enough, because soy pollen isn’t designed to fly. (Self-pollinating plants like soy are the introverts of the vegetable world; they mostly have sex with themselves.) Distance, however, provides statistical prevention, not absolute prevention. A distance of 660 feet between cornfields is 99 percent effective at preventing breeding.

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Hawaii’s Big Island bans biotech companies, GMO crops
The governing council for Hawaii (or Big) Island Tuesday banned biotech companies from operating on the island while barring growth of genetically modified organisms. The Hawaii County Council approved Bill 113 by a vote of 6-3, which would mandate a possible 30 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine for any violator of the ban on growing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on Big Island, officially known as Hawaii Island, the largest and southernmost of the Hawaiian state. The bill also keeps out biotech giants like Monsanto, Dow and BASF, which have operations on other Hawaiian islands. One of them, Kauai, recently advanced its own legislation that increases regulation of biotech companies there. The large papaya industry, with around 200 farms on Big Island, would be exempt from the bill, which was supported over a competing bill that that would have subjected papayas to the rules. Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi has 10 days to decide whether to approve the council’s bill. The council could override a veto by Kenoi with a vote from six members.

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An entire team of teenage football players does something unexpected

Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

New artwork at the Triad!
Stop by and check out the beautiful new stained glass window at the Triad.  Paul Keeslar’s creation graces the side entry.  A very sweet gesture and greatly appreciated!  Click here

New video! “Yelm in the Spotlight 2” is on YouTube!
2nd in the series features clips from the Rainier Vail Neighborhood Group celebration - Claudia Simpson Jones conducting the Olympia Chamber Orchestra at the Triad (4:00) – Sustainable Thurston topic at the Regional Planning Council meeting  (8:27) – Nancy Hillman presents a SRO production of “The Wizard of Oz” (15:01)  – Spiritual Gangster (23:25) - upcoming events (21:57) – Maya Silliman in “Weather with Delores” (22:31) Click here

December 7th @ 7pm: Christmas Sing-a-Long in Yelmshire - A MUST ATTEND EVENT!
With locals Cindy Schorno, Bob Corl, Dirk, Giovanna, and others performing favorite carols…the list keeps growing!  Special guest appearance by the guy in red!  Bring your favorite dessert, candy, or toy for admittance.  Donations gratefully accepted.   From Jayne…Rehearsal last night was amazing! The vocals are so sweet and majestic! Opera and traditional ballads and fun songs!

December 13th @ 7pm: Scott Mowry’s movie “A New World Coming”
Phenomenal message and music!  $10 at the door

December 14th @ 6pm: Advancing Conversations with Miceal: The Split Brain, part 2 Projection
You do not want to miss the end of this conversation! Who are we? What are we? What is it in our right brain that allows us to manifest? And what is projection all about?  $35 at the door or pre-registration at

December 15th: Holographic Workshop #3 hosted by Scotty Mowry

December 18th & 19th: “Wizard of Oz,” a Nancy Hillman/SRO production

December 20th: Powerful Women in History with Miceal: Cleopatra & Christmas Toddy
Bring your favorite appetizer or dessert

December 21st: Concert!
Performing: Silver Bullet – Pragmatic Chaos – Clarity – Children of Search

December 23rd: Acoustic Jam Night hosted by Bob Corl

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from everyone at the Triad! 

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We do love to hear from you especially about community events that you think our readers ought to know about. So, thanks and keep the info flowing.

December 10th, 6:30pm to 8pm: Continuing Essential Oil Education Class - Make and Take Christmas Presents for the Whole Family
This will be a very fun evening of learning about essential oils and how they are useful in every aspect of our lives. You will have the option of making relaxing and luxurious bath bombs, hand santizers, perfumes, first aid kits and key chains, and other great gift ideas. This class is a great way to fill the stockings of yours with unique and useful gifts.
Location: doTERRA classroom, 17008 146th Ave SE, Yelm
For more details or directions: 360-894-6754 email:

Date and Time TBA: FREE Earthbag Structure Workshop
Come Learn the simple skills required to build YOUR OWN Earthbag
Safeplace for FREE!  Build your confidence by participating in this hands-on workshop where we will build an 8' by 12' earthbag structure.
When: Please send your email to to be placed on our sign up sheet. (You will be notified when the workshop will be happening - TBA)
Where: Close to Yelm (call for details)
Come for all or part of the free workshop!
This is a free workshop.
Call Linda Powell & Sheri Yeager of Transition Technologies at 360-458-7311
"earth turns to gold in the hands of the wise"
- rumi

In The News

Frozen nation: At least 11 dead as cold, ice and snow grip US

Greenpeace heads home, launches court bid
Greenpeace has today asked the High Court to stop Anadarko drilling off the west coast of New Zealand. The Texan oil giant confirmed to ONE News that it started the deep sea oil exploration at 2.30am. Hours later, Greenpeace filed papers at the High Court asking for a judicial review of the decision to allow Anadarko to carry out deep sea drilling. And it is now pulling its protest ship from the drilling site. It claims the Government's Environmental Protection Agency made an "error in law" by allowing Anadarko to go-ahead without looking at several key documents, including reports on oil spill modelling and emergency plans to deal with an oil spill. Lawyers for Greenpeace have requested an urgent hearing date, claiming it is an issue of national importance. The organisation's chief policy advisor Nathan Argent said: "The Government's process appears to have a hole in it so big that an untested 230 metre-long drilling ship has been driven through it.

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400,000-year-old human DNA adds new tangle to our origin story
The oldest human DNA ever recovered is throwing scientists for a loop: The 400,000-year-old genetic material comes from bones that have been linked to Neanderthals in Spain — but its signature is most similar to that of a different ancient human population from Siberia, known as the Denisovans. The researchers who did the analysis said their findings show an "unexpected link" between two of our extinct cousin species. Follow-up studies could crack the mystery — not only for the early humans who lived in the cave complex known as Sima de los Huesos (Spanish for "Pit of Bones"), but for other mysterious populations in the Pleistocene epoch. "Ancient DNA sequencing techniques have become sensitive enough to warrant further investigation of DNA survival at sites where Middle Pleistocene hominins are found," the research team, led by Matthias Meyer and Svante Pääbo of Germany's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. ("Hominin" is the currently accepted term for humans and our close evolutionary cousins.)

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Ten whales dead, 41 others beached off Florida Gulf Coast

Rena response 'flawed'

'A national problem': Root rot attacking Christmas trees
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. _ Jeff Pollard trudged up the steep slope and stopped at a desiccated, rust-brown tree. Two months earlier, workers had tagged this Fraser fir as ready for market. It was going to be someone's Christmas tree. And now it was dead. "Never get paid back for this tree," he said with a shrug. "Eleven years of work _ gone." The culprit: Phytophthora root rot, a water mold that, once in the soil, makes it unfit for production. Pollard has been growing Fraser fir in these western North Carolina mountains for nearly 40 years. To him, it's "the ultimate tree." But this persistent problem has him looking to a species from the birthplace of old Saint Nicholas himself for a possible alternative. And he's not alone. Growers in Oregon, the nation's No. 1 Christmas tree producer, have been experimenting with the Turkish fir for more than 30 years. That species and the Nordmann fir, also native to Eurasia, have shown promising resistance to root rot.

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Earth Watch

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate. Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica detected a swarm of low-magnitude earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 similar to those that can precede volcanic eruptions, according to a study published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The area of activity lies close to the youngest in a chain of volcanoes that formed over several million years, and the characteristics and depth of the seismic events are consistent with those found in volcanic areas of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, the Pacific Northest, Hawaii and Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, the study concludes. The tight focus of the 1,370 tremors and their deep, long-period waves helped researchers rule out ice quakes, glacial motion or tectonic activity as causes. So, too, did their apparent depth: At 15-25 miles beneath the sub-glacial surface, they are close to the local boundary between Earth’s crust and mantle.

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Kliuchevskoi eruption photographed from ISS

When viewing conditions are favorable, astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) can take unusual and striking images of the Earth. This astronaut photograph provides a view of an eruption plume emanating from Kliuchevskoi Volcano (also spelled Klyuchevskaya), one of the many active volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Nadir views—looking “straight down”—that are typical of orbital satellite imagery tend to flatten the appearance of the landscape by reducing the sense of three dimensions of the topography.

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TED Talks

A drone's-eye view of conservation

Science Watch

NASA starts building faster-than-light warp engine
Researchers at NASA’s Texas-based Johnson Space Center are trying to prove that it is possible to travel faster than the speed of light, and hope to one day build an engine that resembles the fictional Starship Enterprise. NASA physicist and engineer Dr. Harold G. White, 43, believes it is possible to bend the rules of time and space that Albert Einstein constructed when he postulated that it is impossible to exceed the speed of light. White's research is based on the theories of Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre, who in 1994 theorized that exceeding Einstein’s galactic speed limit was possible if scientists discovered a way to harness the expansion and contraction of space. And Harold and his team are trying to do just that. By creating a “warp bubble” that expands space on one side of a spaceship and contracts it on the other, “the spaceship will be pushed away from the Earth and pulled towards a distant star by space-time itself,” Dr. Alcubierre wrote in his hypothesis. Dr. White is trying to warp the trajectory of a photon to see if he can propel its travel at faster-than-light speeds.

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Nature Watch

Fox Dives Headfirst Into Snow | North America

On The Lighter Side

DJI Phantom - Niagara Falls
Video from a remote-control toy quadcopter. Niagra Falls as you hope you never actually see it.

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Phoenix Rising First Annual Holiday Fair

Help start a new tradition! Join us for the first annual Phoenix Rising Holiday Fair and enjoy Christmas cookies, candle making, student performances, hot cocoa, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, fun and games, a visit from Santa and more.

When: Saturday, December 14th from 12:00 to 4:00
Where: The Phoenix Rising School, 13411 Cedar Grove Ln., Rainier WA
Who: This is a community event.
Cost: Tickets are $1.00 and each activity = 1 ticket. Anyone who signs up for our monthly giving program at $10.00 per month or more will automatically receive 10 tickets.

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