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301 esalen Greg Archer
302 Everything’s ZEN Damon Orion
303 Journeys with Geneen Greg Archer
304 I Gotta Feeling Damon Orion
305 Garbage Patch Kids Elizabeth Limbach
306 It Takes A Tribe: STS9
307 Fall Fashion Trends Christa Martin and Leslie Patrick
308 Meet the Bouncers J.D. Ramey
309 Spine Time Leslie Patrick
310 Restorative Justice John Malkin
311 {second} Night Life J.D. Ramey
312 Mid-Summer Reads GTWebmaster
313 More Than Numbers Elizabeth Limbach
314 2012 Damon Orion
315 Q & A Water Ways Amy Coombs
316 The Taoist Way Leslie Patrick
317 ECO Patriots GTWebmaster
318 Tracking the Trade of Rare Meat Amy Coombs
319 Wheel Power Karen Kefauver
320 Take 9 GTWebmaster
321 Best of Santa Cruz 2010 GTWebmaster
322 The Best of Santa Cruz County GTWebmaster
323 Our Ocean Sanctuary Tom Honig
324 Eating for the Environment Elizabeth Limbach
325 From Here to Haiti
326 Riders of the Sea Spray By Geoffrey Dunn & Kim Stoner
327 House of Straw Leslie Patrick
328 Pirate Radio John S. Malkin
329 Food & Wine GTWebmaster
330 66 WORDS GTWebmaster
331 (hitting) the spot Damon Orion
332 Health Issue & 11 Tips for for Optimal Health GTWebmaster
333 Sithan Pat Leslie Patrick
334 Kick the Habit in 30 Days Elizabeth Limbach
335 floral godmother Leslie Patrick
336 Meet The NEXTies GTWebmaster
337 RALLY ’round the iPhone Nick Veronin
338 Top of the Class Elizabeth Limbach
339 10 Things That Stood Out Locally in the Last Decade GTWebmaster
340 Tales of Tanzania Greg Archer
341 The many faces of Joe Anna Merlan
342 Freshly Cut
343 What happens if it’s legal? Laurel Chesky
344 Community Ties GTWebmaster
345 The Music Nick Veronin
346 reflextions Christa Martin
347 Articulations Elizabeth Limbach
348 Food & Wine GTWebmaster
349 World War II Damon Orion
350 Santa Cruz & the Loma Prieta Earthquake Greg Archer
 
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Gate Openers

Up-and-coming artists like Ryan Bingham are a great reason to show up early to the Santa Cruz American Music Festival

 

Gemini Sun, Pentecost, Shavuot—Enlightenment and Gladness

As the sun enters Gemini on Sunday, sign of speaking, communication, thinking, inter-relations, writing and understanding languages, the feast days of Pentecost & Shavuot (Catholic and Jewish festivals) occur. During Pentecost’s 50 days after Easter, tongues of fire appear above the heads of the disciples, providing them with the ability to understand all languages and all feelings hidden in the minds and hearts of humanity. It’s recorded that Pentecost began with a loud noise, which happened in an upper room (signifying the mind). The Christ (World Teacher) told his disciples (after his ascension) when encountering a man at a well carrying a water pot (signs for Age of Aquarius) to follow him to an upper room. There, the Holy Spirit (Ray 3 of Divine Intelligence) would overshadow them, expand their minds, give them courage and enable them to teach throughout the world, speaking all languages and thus able to minister to the true needs of a “seeking” humanity. Pentecost (50 days, pentagram, Ray 5, Venus, concrete and scientific knowledge, the Ray of Aquarius) sounds dramatic, impressive and scary: The loud noise, a thunderous rush of wind and then “tongues of fire” above the heads of each disciple (men and women). Fire has purpose. It purifies, disintegrates, purges, transforms and liberates (frees) us from the past. This was the Holy Spirit (Ray 3, love and wisdom) being received by the disciples, so they would teach in the world and inform humanity of the Messiah (Christ), who initiated the new age (Pisces) and gave humanity the new law (adding to the 10 Commandments of the Aries Age) to Love (Ray 2) one another. Note: Gemini is also Ray 2. Shavuot is the Jewish Festival of Gladness, the First Fruits Festival celebrating the giving of the 10 Commandments to Moses as the Aries Age was initiated. Thus, we have two developmental stages here, Jewish festival of the Old Testament. Pentecost of the New Testament. We have gladness, integrating both.

 

The New Tech Nexus

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

 

Off Her Meds

Kristin Wiig runs wild—and transcends her sketch comedy roots—as a truly strange character ‘Welcome to Me’
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