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Literature

The Bowers That Be

The Bowers That Be

New book recounts a buddhist pilgrimage that encountered craziness of all types—especially in Santa Cruz

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A&E

Jewel in Town

Jewel in Town

Ann Wasserman crafts jewelry from gold, silver, freshly blown glass and stingray skin

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Literature

Make It Write

Make It Write

A book lover’s guide to local authors whose work will make great gifts this season

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A&E

Be our Guest: Mike Birbiglia

Be our Guest: Mike Birbiglia

Win tickets to comedian, Mike Birbiglia's show at The Rio Theatre on Sunday

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A&E

Big Music

Big Music

Researcher Joy Reidenberg explores why and how whales sing at UCSC talk

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A&E

Comedy Underdog

Comedy Underdog

Mike Birbiglia takes stand-up beyond jokes

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A&E

Sudden Movement

Sudden Movement

Shannon Cullem-Chipman’s wild life helps her bring ‘Nutcracker’ to life

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A&E

Left Coasting

Left Coasting

Planet Cruz returns with impressive comic line-up

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Literature

State of Surveillance

State of Surveillance

Author Chris Hedges on the NDAA, domestic spying and civil resistance

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Theater

Trust the Farce

Trust the Farce

Jewel Theatre delivers witty backstage comedy ‘Enter the Guardsman’

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Health Screening

Santa Cruz wellness expert releases app to improve workplace well-being

 

Leo Sun; Full Moon, Venus Retro in Leo; Saturn Direct

It’s a complex week of planetary movements, challenges, demands and callings. We’re in the time of the Leo Sun. Leo—fixed fire, gold, the heart, generous, strong, noble, the king/queen—needs appreciation and praise from everyone in order to move forward. During Leo we gain a greater sense of self-identification by recognizing our creativity. It’s therefore a perfect time for Venus retrograding in Leo. In Venus retrograde we review and re-assess values. Venus retro in Leo concerns our self as valuable, acknowledging talents, gifts, abilities and offerings. Friday, Venus re-enters Leo (29 degrees, a critical degree) continuing the retrograde to 14 degrees Leo on Sept. 6. Friday (Full Moon) is also the (8 degrees) Leo solar festival, Festival of the Future. Leo is the heart of the sun, the heart of all that matters. When attuned to this heart, we have understanding and inclusivity. The heart of the Lion is Mitra (think “Maitreya,” the coming World Teacher). Leo prepares humanity to receive divine love from subtle sources and later to radiate that love to the kingdoms. Sirius, Ray 2, where love originates, streams through Regulus (heart of Leo), into the heart of the sun (Ray 2) and into all hearts. The heart of Leo is Regulus. Joining Venus, the love underlying all of creation appears. Saturday is Sun/Neptune (confusion or devotion) with late night Saturn turning stationary direct. Ideas, plans and structures held long in abeyance (since March 14) slowly move forward. (Read more on Leo and the week at nightlightnews.org and Risa D’Angeles’ Facebook page, accessed through my website.)

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Jailbreak with Reality

‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ revisits one of the most notorious studies of all time
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