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Issue 368 In This Issue February 22nd, 2014

Editors Corner

This week we open our newsletter with a wonderful article about meeting Ramtha for the first time from the point of view of a minister, who had devoted his life to the church believing the church would help him find the divine. Click here

Moving from Church to Prayer, did you know that the National Prayer Breakfast was founded in 1953 by the United States senate? Did you also know that it started in 1935 as 19 business executives just trying to make their life and their city a better place? Click here

On a different subject, have you ever heard of or seen the Ajanta caves in India? If you haven't, they are quite spectacular. Chiseled out of solid rock, they are quite something. Click here

Something unrelated to this newsletter, as some of you are already aware, I have been packing up and getting ready to move. After this newsletter, I will have to pack up most of my computer equipment and may not be able to put out a newsletter for the next week or so.

Have a wonderful week, and if I don't see you next week, have an awesome next week too!

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A Mystic Memoir
Minister meets Ramtha Ch. 1
Pentecostal Precursors to the Great Work
- The Rev. Dr. Richard W. Banach, D. Min. © 2013

New York City: Twin Towers Outdoors Observation Deck - April 7, 1998. I am standing atop that which is no more, taking a last look around, saying goodbye. Mary and I are moving to Rainier, WA. 1,362 feet below is the sandbox I played in for 60 years.

One day, a MYSTIC MEMOIR will be written regarding what I learned from meeting Ramtha about the spiritual odyssey going on within me north, south, east and west of here; where, for forty years, I was privileged to minister from Assembly of God (1958-1974) and United Methodist (1974-1998) Church pulpits in the rarefied atmosphere of SILENT SUNDAY SUNRISES, when the world is HUSH, with a work-week HANGOVER.

They were the highlight of my week. This photo seeks to capture the splendor of those sacred Sundays shining through my congregations stained-glass spirits. It will be taken in 5 days, at my final Easter Sunrise Service at the United Methodist Church in Suffern NY, bordering NJ, 25 miles to the north. Afterwards, I will "look at all the world as my parish." (John Wesley)

A year from now, this time on a Sunday afternoon, surrounded by singing birds in JZ's rose garden, Ramtha will dialogue for some 32 minutes about the ministry Mary and I shared in together for 52 years. He will begin by asking me to tell the group crowded into her garden WHAT minister, WHAT faith, WHY it was delineated from other faiths, and WHAT my message was during that time, before I met him. (Mar. 21, 1999) I will reply...

I was born into the Pentecostal faith and as a boy experienced the Divine PRESENCE. It was so real and beautiful, I didn't know of anything else I wanted to live for. So I became a Minister, hoping to create an atmosphere in my churches for others to also experience IT.

But with the understanding we had back then, I thought IT was God outside me in heaven coming within me. Not, as I now know from Ramtha, God already Omnipresent within me and everyone else coming to the surface of my outer conscious awareness, eager to expand my cloistered world view.

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National Prayer Breakfast
February 6, 2014
By Renee Webb

Life is full of new awakenings.  I realized that my anti religion necromancer was finally being put to rest when I accepted an invitation to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. This yearly event is hosted by Congress, and the President of the United States. Founded in 1953 by the United States Senate, and the House prayers groups, the National Prayer Breakfast unites individuals of various nationalities, religions, and political orientations in the power of prayer. Over 3000 guests, including citizens of the United States and 140 nations from all over the world, come together to set aside differences, to embrace, and enhance the moral, and spiritual fabric of our lives. This momentous and spiritual gathering is to remind attendees that what unites us is greater than what divides us. The hope is that the fellowship will bring spiritual sustenance throughout the year. The history of this gathering traces its roots to a local vision. In April of 1935, nineteen business executives in Seattle, Washington, met together to face a critical situation in the life of their city. Looking for a way to deal with the tensions and fractures that often accompany public life, they turned to a 2000 year-old story of Jesus of Nazareth - at a meal.

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Earth Watch

Roundup Weedkiller Found In 75% of Air and Rain Samples, Gov. Study Finds
A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey, accepted for publication online ahead of print in the journal Enviromental Toxicology and Chemistry, titled, "Pesticides in Mississippi air and rain: A comparison between 1995 and 2007,"[i] reveals that Roundup herbicide (aka glyphosate) and its still-toxic degradation byproduct AMPA were found in over 75% of the air and rain samples tested from Mississippi in 2007.   The researchers evaluated a wide range of pesticides currently being used through weekly composite air and rain sampling collected during the 1995 and 2007 growing seasons in the Mississippi Delta agricultural region.

The researchers discovered the following:

Thirty-seven compounds were detected in the air or rain samples in 2007; 20 of these were present in both air and rain.

Glyphosate was the predominant new herbicide detected in both air (86%) and rain (77%) in 2007, but were not measured in 1995.

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Something Worth Knowing

22 Surprising Uses for Lemons
Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we’re not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfect for humans, but a deterrent for pests. It helps preserve food and can easily replace harsh chemical-based ingredients. Is there anything this unassuming fruit can’t do?!

Home & Cleaning.

1. Clean Cutting Boards, Rolling Pins, Salad Bowls, and More. Cutting boards and other wooden kitchen products are germ, and funky smell, hotbeds. Lemons to the rescue! The stuff works very well on both odors and bacteria; after you’ve washed your cutting board, rub 1/2 of a lemon over the wood and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse the juice off and dry.

2. Get Rid of Grease. Nip grease in the bud — on counters, dishes, ranges, whatever — by rubbing 1/2 of a lemon with coarse salt sprinkled on it over the affected area. Wipe clean with a towel. Make sure the surface or dish you’re cleaning responds well to acid before doing this trick.

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Community Calendar

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February 23rd Postponed! - New Date To Be Announced: Put On Your Dancing Shoes!!
Rainier Vail Neighborhood Group (no race track in Rainier) is organizing another party / fund raising event this Feb 23rd (date TBA) at the Moose Lodge in Yelm. They are looking for willing contestants for a Salsa Contest.  “Swivel hips” help, but all are welcome.  No experience or cost required to enter.  They expect that all attendees will join in the dance after the contest is complete.  We will have fun!
If you would like to participate or know someone who does, please respond to Christine at (360) 264-5190

March 8th, 6pm to 10pm: Bee Fair
The Olympia Beekeepers Association in collaboration with The Evergreen State College is having an "all things Bee" event at Evergreen on Saturday, March 8th. The evening will begin at 6pm with the Rotunda turned into a Bee Art Gallery and informational displays on bees, beekeeping, organic gardening, and what anyone can do to help bees.
Tickets are $10 each and available at Gordon’s Garden Center in Yelm and at Traditions and Radiance in Olympia. Seating is limited. Everyone is welcome. The event runs from 6pm-10pm in Lecture Hall 01 (and the Rotunda) at Evergreen.
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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

RSE Newsletter

JZ begins 38th year with Ramtha – travels to Mexico to begin World Tour!
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3 Casino winners just THIS week:

Ione Gleason:
In zone for the 1st time:
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Mary Kidd:
learns the importance of surrender
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Mary Elizabeth Meyers wins again 
“I Have Always Trusted My Knowingness”
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History Watch

Enigmatic 2,000 -Years-Old Carved Stone Owl Pipes - An Ancient Unsolved Secret Of Illinois
In the early 1900s, an archaeologist, William Mills, dug up a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes that had been buried almost 2,000 years earlier. Mills was the first to dig the Native American site, called Tremper Mound, in southern Ohio. And when he inspected the pipes, he made a reasonable – but untested – assumption. The pipes looked as if they had been carved from local stone, and so he said they were. That assumption, first published in 1916, has been repeated in scientific publications to this day. But according to a new analysis, Mills was wrong. In a new study, the first to actually test the stone pipes and pipestone from quarries across the upper Midwest, researchers conclude that those who buried the pipes in Tremper Mound got most of their pipestone – and perhaps even the finished, carved pipes – from Illinois. The researchers spent nearly a decade on the new research. They first collected the mineralogical signatures of stone found in traditional pipestone quarries in Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Ohio. Then they compared the material found in those quarries to the mineralogical makeup of the artifacts left behind by the people of Tremper Mound.

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Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

March 15th @ 6pm: Advancing CWM

March 19th through 23rd SRO/Nancy Hillman Productions presents: Cabaret
Evenings @ 7 p.m. Sat/Sun matinees @ 2 p.m.
All tickets $15
For reservations call (360)446-2188 or visit

Coming in March
Miracles & Inspiration Meetup
Exact dates to be announced
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Coming in March
Alpha Centauri Lecture
Exact dates to be announced
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March 29th @ 7pm: Band: In-Definitely Showcase and CD party
Other bands TBA
$5 at door

Triad Gift Card now available!
Email us at for more info!  Prices start at $50

“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

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