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We’d like to welcome Spirit’s Essence, a new Healing Center and Bookstore, to the Portland scene. Drop by and check out their selection of books, crystals, Tarot cards, altar kits and fun gifts...and their Fairy Wings are a must! Ross Jura, the moving spirit behind the center, feels rather that he was moved by Spirit to start it up. Located on SE Washington, between MLK and Grand, the healing center offers the services of body/mind therapists and intuitive counselors in a nurturing atmosphere. They have great space available for classes, workshops and additional practitioners. Their doors are open from the first of the year, and Ross, Julie and Angela invite you to their Grand Opening Celebration on February 3rd & 4th. Spirit’s Essence, 425 SE Washington Ave, Portland OR 97214; Tel.: 503-731-2947.

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All you unpublished writers out there might be interested in contacting Spirit Press, a publishing house dedicated to bringing out works of the spirit by first time authors. So dust off that manuscript and pick up the phone to its Spirit-directed publisher, Suzanne Deakins-Gillis at 503-888-0573; you can email to publisher@spiritpress.net or visit their website: http://www.spiritpress.net.

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We got the following information about a company called ONE EARTH COMMUNICATIONS, a telecommunications company owned and operated by Native Americans. They act as an agent for long-distance service with BROADWING, giving Oregon residents an out-of-state rate of 7.9 cents/minute and an in-state rate of 10 cents/minute. Of the 15% of this charge, which goes to One Earth, between 1/2 to 2/3 of that amount is donated directly to several non-profit organizations, including the Breitenbush Foundation, the Shoshone Indian Nation, KBOO Foundation, the Ecotopia Project, the Shundahai Network and others. For more information call their toll-free number:(877)717-9035 or in Eugene, OR:(541)752-5918.

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James Gilliland of the Self-Mastery Earth Institute in Hood River, Oregon says, “The proof now of contact with Off World Visitors is now a done deal.” He has posted on his website some remarkable photos of what he believes are Probes from a Pleiadian ship. They were taken in a field on his ranch by a number of people gathered to invite contact by focusing their higher consciousness. A previous group took a photo of a large golden being next to a blue being walking in the field. See the photos and hear the recordings on: http://www.cazekiel.org/eceti/photos2.htm

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A new fully automatic sprouter kit with battery-operated timer is now available from Val Archer. It uses municipal water pressure for silent, oxygen-rich mistings and has a water filter in the line. You can find details, photos and ordering information on their website: www.eat-sprouts.com

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The Northwest Intentional Communities Association (NICA) has just started a discussion list for intentional communities in the Pacific Northwest (focusing on Oregon and Washington). the list is called nwcommunities. To join, visit www.egroups.com/group/nwcommunities or email habib@thegarden.net. For more information on NICA, you can visit www.ic.org/nica

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All you fans of Rudolf Steiner / anthroposophy / the Waldorf School should make a beeline for a new store that has recently opened at 5915 SE Division, Suite 2, Portland 97206. The Steiner Storehouse carries a fascinating mix in an environment in keeping with Steiner’s principles. They have a range of OTC Anthroposophic remedies, Weleda body care products and Hauschka cosmetics – pricey but if you’ve got sensitive skin there aren’t that many alternatives around. They have a lovely range of cards and crafts made for them by residents of Camphill, Steiner-inspired intentional communities where those with developmental disabilities can live, learn and work in an atmosphere of care and respect. I particularly liked their range of toys and art supplies, lovely silk dress-up clothes for kids in jewel colors, biodynamically grown coffee, tea and staples, and clothes made from biodynamic/organically grown cotton. For information call Tom Klein, 503-777 1251.

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A City Club for the new consciousness is born! The Spiritual City Club has recently been established to:

  • 1) build a stronger sense of relationship between diverse religious and spiritual groups;
  • 2) foster dialogue on matters of civic concern; and
  • 3) to give a voice to the Interfaith spiritual perspective in our community.

“Spiritual values must enter the public square. We can find common ground only by moving to higher ground,” says Theodore Zeldon in Conversations. “Humans have already changed the world several times by changing the way they have had conversations....In the past that gave us the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, modernity and post modernity. Now it’s time for the New Conversation.” Meeting times are the first Thursday of the month at 11:30 am for lunch and discussion. For further information contact Rev. Grace Young at 503-643-2309 or revgrace@juno.com.

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