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Aries Solar Festival, Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse

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Restoration & Resurrection By Risas D’Angeles Sunday is Palm Sunday. Symbolizing victory and triumph, paradise, sacrifice and martyrdom, the Pisces World Teacher entered Jerusalem (City of Peace) on a donkey (signifying humility). In ancient art Christ is portrayed in heaven amidst palm trees (date palm). We are preparing for Wednesday’s total lunar eclipse (something in…

Climate Change Consensus: Fact or Belief?

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I don’t believe in climate change. That’s because science, unlike religion, does not require faith in something with a lack of hard evidence. Nobody can “believe” in science, but we can acknowledge facts that are represented by peer-reviewed scientific literature that has withstood the scientific process and emerged with a low degree of uncertainty and…

Bottle Rocket Gallery Hosts Participatory Painting

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Staff Report In April, Bottle Rocket Gallery will sponsor two art events in Fayetteville. On April 18, a performance/installation by Quintin Rivera Toro will be presented at the gallery in Fayetteville, starting at 7 p.m. The second event is a participatory painting directed by Teresa Albor, and will take place at Nightbird Books, 205 W….

Experiencing God

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There are many ways to “experience God,” said local yoga instructor and spiritual teacher, Matthew Gibbons. He wouldn’t call himself a teacher, as he rejects most labels, even during his seven years as a Pentecostal minister. While he, personally, still “experiences God” through Jesus Christ, he now accepts and respects many forms of religion and…

The Smell of Dying Democracy in Fascist America

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By Abel Tomlinson Do you have a nose? Those with informed noses can smell what our rulers are cooking in the political kitchen of America. What are we having for dinner today? Thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, it most certainly is not a Thanksgiving feast of wholesome democracy pie. Our political masters are…

Take Back Your Power, Human!

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By Terrah Baker There are a lot of problems and corruption in the world. Duh!, right? During a recent conversation with a social worker, describing the human evils that permeate all facets of our society, she asked: “What is the solution?” My immediate response, after years of contemplation of the same question, was knowledge. When…

The Fastidious And The Furious

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By Amy Alkon My boyfriend of nine years is extremely messy, while I prefer things tidy and clean. Cajoling, asking, and flat-out begging him for consideration and help on this hasn’t worked, nor have tactics like establishing certain areas for clutter. He contends I’m too picky about how he cleans. He says this started when…

Go Fly a DIY Kite!

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By Amanda Bancroft March 22 marked the 24th anniversary of an event dear to Mary Poppin’s heart: “Art with an Altitude” Kite Festival at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. This was my first time attending the festival, and the experience taught me a lot about fancy thousand-dollar kites as well as inexpensive ones made of plastic…

Mysteries To Restore the Earth

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By Risa D’Angeles Sun squares Pluto Thursday, 2:22 am west coast time. A challenging and potent transit for the day. Transformative. Summoning Persephone from the underworld. Gemini moon follows. Persephone has lots to say about things hidden, in darkness, seeking the light. Venus enters Pisces Saturday. Venus in Pisces – dancer, Illusionist, actor, sailor, fisherman/woman,…

Stopping the Cause of Rape: Rapists

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By Terrah Baker As someone who is supposed to report facts, I don’t like it when numbers don’t add up. While statistics show that 20 – 25 percent of women will experience rape or attempted rape in their lifetime, another well-respected study by Dr. David Lisak of the University of Massachusetts, Boston shows that only…