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Issue 378 In This Issue May 17th, 2014

Editors Corner

Did you know that there are some houseplants that can clear toxins from the air in your home? In this issue we have a list of 20 houseplants that can do just that. Click here

Speaking of plants, have you ever wondered if gardening could be easier and require less maintenance? This week we have a few tips that could help. Click here

On a different subject, have you ever heard of Solar Shingles? Whether you have or not, you may be wondering how they compare to regular solar panels. Well, this week we have an article that compares the basics of these two technologies. Click here

There's more, but I will leave the rest for you to discover. And don't forget, there are more wonderful articles on our website,

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What is the New Physics?
An excerpt from my book, “The New Physics – An Introduction to the Science of Consiousness.” In development.
by Bruce A. Smith

When I first heard the term, “The New Physics,” a title indicating the expansion of classical physics to include the study of how human consciousness affects physical reality, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant. I had a general idea that it referred to something akin to mind-over-matter and that it probably involved quantum physics, but never for a second did I think it was offensive and a cause for derision.

For many though, such as a particle physicist I met in the hallways of the Astrophysics Building at the University of Washington, the New Physics is science gone awry in the New Age and an object of contempt.

I spoke with this professor while researching the UW’s Helicity Injected Torus generator for a magazine article I was writing on anti-gravity. His “HIT” generator is a high-tech gizmo that spins electromagnetic fields to produce electricity and I was curious about the relationship between anti-gravity and torsion fields, the latter being another form of a circulating field. An example of a torsion field is a tornado.

But this professor’s reply stunned me.

“You’d better ask someone who studies the New Physics.”

More troubling, the tone of his voice implied that I should make my inquiry in a crystal shop in Sedona, Arizona, and not in the halls of mainstream academe. I had suspected he would view antigravity as a controversial topic, and maybe I should have used the more acceptable scientific term, “field-effect propulsion,” but, I wasn’t ready for the put-down.

Like a good journalist, though, I sloughed-off the affront and continued my research elsewhere. The resulting article, “Antigravity: The Holy Grail of the 21st Century,” was published by Nexus magazine, and it earned me an invitation from the American Institute of Physics to present the paper at their Space Technology Application and International Forum (STAIF) in 2004. The guts of that piece now appear in the chapter discussing the technology of the New Physics.

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Phoenix Rising School
Donation Requested: Solar Batteries
Submitted by Neil Kaber

Throughout this year the 5+6 grades have been working dilligently on building a Solar Trailer. This is a wheeled device that students can pull all around the campus for AC electricity from the sun. It is also a demonstration of how photo-voltaic systems, used all over the world, work as a renewable energy.

We are on the home stretch and need a donation of two AMG type solar batteries or $500 to purchase them.
If you can help please contact Neil at the Phoenix Rising School.
Thank You from the Science Lab

Food Watch

Food Prices Skyrocket: “We’re Going to Have a Major Problem Coming Into the Fall”
While government statisticians claim robust growth, recent data points suggest otherwise. Consumers are quickly running out of money, home sales have collapsed and hit their biggest drop in three years, there are more Americans out of the labor force than ever before, and one third of adults under the age of 35 are living with their parents because they can no longer afford to pay their own mortgage. By all accounts, the reality is that we are now factually in a recession, a point further emphasized by the recent revelation that American companies are experiencing near zero percent earnings growth. But that’s just the beginning. As we warned earlier this year, food prices would see a steady rise through 2014 because of increased global demand, drought and continued degradation of the U.S. dollar. The Producer Price Index made available by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics this morning has now confirmed those fears. Consumers are seeing an immediate impact to their wallets in the form of food price inflation and in all likelihood the trend will continue going forward.

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Something Worth Knowing

20 Houseplants to Clear Toxins From Your Home
Bringing a bit of nature into your home does more than brighten the atmosphere. Introducing houseplants into various rooms in the house can help reduce the chance of getting seasonal sicknesses such as the common cold, remove airborne contaminants (volatile organic compounds or VOCs), reduce the chance of headaches, lift your mood, decrease your blood pressure, reduce allergies, improve sleep and much more. The 20 plants listed below are specifically known for their air purifying properties.  And while an open window may feel like all the fresh air you need, did you know that everything from toilet paper to common household cleaners can contain chemicals and release toxins like formaldehyde? Or that VOCs like benzene can be released into the air by everything from the paint on your walls, to the printed material found in your home? So why not breathe a bit easier and enjoy the beauty of a new houseplant at the same time! (All plants listed will clear CO2 and may clear more VOCs than noted.)

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History Watch

Arkaim: Russia’s Stonehenge and a Puzzle of the Ancient World

Everyone’s heard of Stonehenge.  You could probably venture into the Amazonian jungle and seek out an untouched tribe of hunter-gatherers, spend months gaining their trust and learning their language, fighting off dysentery while you’re at it, and when their chief finally makes you an honorary member of their society, against the emphatic advice of his shaman, you could ask them if they’ve heard of Stonehenge, and the answer would probably be: yes. Some might say that’s overstating the matter a touch, but the point stands.  The sarsen stones of Wiltshire are famous; they’ve made their way into popular culture the world over.

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Something to Contemplate

The Earth is a Sentient Living Organism
Contrary to the common belief that the Earth is simply a dense planet whose only function is a resource for its inhabitants, our planet is in fact a breathing, living organism. When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning. Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival. James Lovelock published in a book in 1979 providing many useful lessons about the interaction of physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes on Earth. Throughout history, the concept of Mother Earth has been a part of human culture in one form or another. Everybody has heard of Mother Earth, but have you ever stopped to think who (or what) Mother Earth is?

What is Gaia?
Lovelock defined Gaia as “…a complex entity involving the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere, oceans, and soil; the totality constituting a feedback or cybernetic system which seeks an optimal physical and chemical environment for life on this planet.”

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May 18th @ 9:45am: Particle Fever Movie Showing in Yelm 
I've been working with Yelm Cinemas to get in a fabulous movie that is only showing in Seattle. The movie is Particle Fever and is about all the work that has been going on at CERN, including the discovery of the Higgs Boson. You can watch the trailer on Youtube. The movie has high ratings and will be only shown once in Yelm, on Sunday, May 18th at 9:45 AM. The doors will open at 9:30 and the concession stand will be open for your snacking pleasure. The price is $6.75 per ticket. I encourage you to see this fantastic movie and alert all your friends as it is open to the whole community. - Neil

Garden Watch

7 Tips for Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden
Gardens are supposed to relieve stress and be a place of refuge – a place where you unwind and recharge, not a place that creates more stress. But, you might be short of time, short of space, or have other issues that prevent you from starting the garden you want. This does not have to be the case. There are plenty of low maintenance options that still provide a beautiful garden. It just takes a bit of planning. But, remember: there is no such thing as a “no maintenance” garden. Plants, trees and shrubs are living things, and they need at least basic care to thrive. Here are some tips to make gardening easier while still having a great looking garden.

Plan out you garden. Think about your entire area, your yard or balcony, not just the plants, flowers, and veggies but what else you have now, or might want in your garden. This includes play areas, sitting areas, lawns, dining areas, and even storage areas. Once you know all of the elements you want, try to plan your garden to provide easy access to planting areas via pathways or in specific areas of the garden. Only choose a small area or a small part of your landscape, then put in these other features that require little to no maintenance.

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Technology Watch

Solar Shingles or Solar Panels: Which is Best for Your Home?
Harnessing the sun’s rays produces a renewable, clean power source that can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here’s a fact sheet on these two methods to help you choose the best one for your home.

Solar Panels

  • Solar panels are the older of the two, first developed in the 1950s. There are some 40-year-old panels in existence today that are still working at an impressive 80 percent of their original capacity.
  • The average solar panel measures 18 square feet and produces 185 to 240 watts.

Solar Shingles (AKA Solar Roof Tiles)

  • Solar shingles were first marketed in 2005. Because they are so new, there is not yet any real life data on how long they last.
  • Similar in size and shape to an asphalt shingle, a single solar shingle produces 13 to 63 watts. This type of solar device originally had low conversion efficiency, about half the rate of solar panels. However, with technological advances over the last few years, they have been catching up.

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Triad Theater
Calendar of Events

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May 17th @ 7pm: James Gilliland
Hands-on Transformational Healing Circle, current affairs and potluck dinner! Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone!
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Admission $25 one night
$40 for both nights

May 19th @ 11 am to Noon - Sandra Romero
Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero will have her monthly Coffee Chat where you can come and meet your commissioner in person! The topic of discussion will be the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Endangered Species Listings.

May 20th @ 7pm: Miracles & Inspiration Meet-up
Topical information presented by host Scott Mowry
$10 at the door

May 23rd @ 7pm: Film Studies Night Another film in our series on selected educational films.
We will present “The Great Secret of Water” the natural computer on Earth.
Discussion following the movie: Clean Water is Life-A Call to Action.
Join us in a fund raising event evening with Noah and Wayne Medrud presenting slides and telling of their recent trip to India, training Non- Profits and NGO's to make BIOSAND WATER FILTERS and the subsequent ripple effect it is making. We hope you will join us in this very worthwhile cause! Portion of proceeds goes toward this cause!
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Tickets $10 at the door

May 24th @ 6pm: Conversations with Miceal
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Tickets $35 at door

May 25th @ 2:00pm: Film Studies-Matinee Another in our series of educational films studies. We will begin with Mark Passio’s “Decoding the Matrix Trilogy” then follow with the trilogy as we examine these films and discuss the symbolism of these classic movies!
Tickets $5 at door

May 30th @ 7pm: Independent Music Showcase Live music featuring local talent! This is an all ages event. Come enjoy live music and dance the night away!
Tickets $5 at the door

June 26th @ 7:30pm: The Rebel Road
Have you ever wished to live the adventure of a lifetime? What if that is your true birthright? Are you ready to be a rebel in your own life, diving into the greatest, most courageous unknown parts of YOU? Simran Singh is sparking this experience everywhere she goes by sharing a mix of story, humor and song, while bring together individuals within communities to share, inspire and be inspired in an interactive rich experience of community, unity and ONEness!
Tickets are required to be purchased in advance please!
Tickets $35
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