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Mongrel Patriot Review: Acupuncturist, Writer and Shaman Debra Kaatz

Daoist Temple on Mount Huashan Debra Kaatz, author, acupuncturist, shaman, healer, musician, gardener, lives a life devoted to learning about healing.  Her quest has taken her to far away lands and into the presence of famous masters.  She has authored a western acupuncture classic Characters of Wisdom: Taoist Tales of the Acupuncture Points.  She’s a … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Chimpanzee, 2011

Chimpanzee, 2011, narrated by Tim Allen From deep in the dense rain forest of Africa’s Ivory Coast comes a new hero brought to a theater near you by way of Disneynature’s “Planet Earth” state of the art documentary filmmaking.  If you like a surprising turn of events to be a real surprise then see Chimpanzee … Continue reading

Tools of Transformation: Cleaning Your Side of the Street

Editor’s Note: I will be stepping in this month to guest write Thomas Goforth’s Tools of Transformation column as he takes a two month hiatus to move his practice. We all know the feeling of carrying around something in our gut, our psyche, or our physicality that doesn’t sit with us well and causes a … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Tree of Life, 2011

Tree of Life, 2011 Written and directed by Terrence Malick Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain In Tree of Life, the story of a post-WWII fifties family is interspersed with cataclysmic images of our planet being created, sun, moon and earth rolling through eras of stark change and life evolving through the dinosaur … Continue reading

Letter From Vienna: On Occupy and Internet Awareness

The economic globalization is increasingly being determined by the private economic sector, which has a dogma of deregulation and “liberalization” of the markets as a result. In view of the disastrous social and ecological consequences, this development needs a vigorous counter-control. Who or what is responsible for the economic plight of our time? Wrong! Who … Continue reading

NewArtLab: Life Is Medicine – The Paintings of Jaret Johnston

Editor’s Note: Paintings portrayed in this article were recently exhibited at 1650 Gallery & Studio in Los Angeles, California in Jaret Johnston’s “Life As Medicine” show. When Jaret Johnston was a young boy, he would sit in the sun for hours with his eyes closed while feeling the warmth on his skin. Intuitively drawn to … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: Defining Domestic Terrorism

(This article by Gretchen Ross was first published in the July 2005 issue of Newtopia Magazine) According to CNN, top American federal law enforcement officials believe “violent animal rights extremists” and “eco-terrorists” currently pose the greatest domestic terrorist threat to the nation. Who defines domestic terrorism, and how the definitions are interpreted and presented to … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: Media’s Disinformation and the Nature of the Iraqi Resistance

(This article by Ghali Hassan was first published in the August 2005 issue of Newtopia Magazine) The flurry of news, hypotheses, and disinformation about the nature of the Iraqi Resistance against the Occupation continues unabated. How much of this is managed propaganda against the Iraqi Resistance? According to both the Western mainstream media and the … Continue reading

ARCHIVES: Democracy on the Defensive – Interview with Michael Hardt, Co-Author of Empire and Multitude

(This article by Glenn Brigaldino was published in the September/October 2005 issue of Newtopia Magazine) Globalization is swiftly mutating from an economic and political process of transactional introduction of liberal capitalism and global interdependencies to an openly aggressive, US-driven neo-imperial type of rule over societies and their institutions. Rosa Luxemburg’s predicted alternative between Socialism and … Continue reading

A Poet’s Progress: On the Road Through the Rif Mountains

Barberry Ape, Rif Mountains While going in search of the wild Barberry apes in the Rif Mountains Ibrahim has some advice for us: “Never trust a monkey.” The slave trade began in Africa in the 16th century, with members of one tribe selling its conquered enemies. One horse equaled ten slaves and one slave equaled … Continue reading