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Nov/Dec 2014 issue.
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Featured Articles and Special Mentions

Editorial: 'Tis the Season' – for a Spiritual Tuneup, pg 2
Pathfinder Info, pg 2
Note to Supporters & Reader, pg 2
Time of the [Worthy] Shepherd, pg 3
Numerological Perspective on November's 11/2, pg 3
Strategies for Healthy Skin, pg 4
Nature's (Pharma)Cornucopia, Pt 2, pg 4
Wood Chips: A Productive Carbon "Sink," pg 5
Iodine's "Elemental" Role in Health, pg 5
Out from the Shadows: Majestic-12 and more (and Sidebar), pg 6
"Earth. . . Shall be a Planet of Light", pg 8
What's Happening in America (Graphs), pg 8
Evidence for Young Lunar Volcanism, pg 9
Special Thanks to a Friend & Benefactor,, pg 9
Sufi Alchemists and the Grail Legend, pg 9
Unfermented Soy – Clear Links to Disease, pg 10
An Industry Trying to Reclaim Wasted Natural Gas, pg 11
14 People Made More Money than the Food Stamp Budget for 50 Million People, pg 11
More on the Rays: Ray 6, pg 12
In the Stars, Nov/Dec 2014, pg 12 – see Stars below.
Those Pesky Mercury Retrogrades, pg 13
Observations of the Light (Nov/Dec): Energy is Neutral, pg 13
Calendar of Events, Nov/Dec 2014, pg 14
Green TimeTV: Sierra Club in Action, pg 14
Quote: Heraclitus, 14
"Dream Archaeology": Groups forming, 14
Special Days in Nov/Dec 2014, pg 14
New, Full Moon & Planetary Stations, pg 14
Recurring Events, pg 15
Resource &Web Directory, pg 15
Support these Area Resources and "better life" providers, pg 15 Subscription Form, p 15
  Nov 2014
Dec 2014
Nov. 1 - Saturday
>"Crystal Skulls," lecture and meditation. Mystic Valley, 7241 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143, 31-645-3336,

Nov. 8 - Saturday
>Mystic Valley's Psychic Fair. A chance to explore the offerings by gifted consultants. 7241 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143, 31-645-3336,

Nov. 9 - Sunday
>"Popular Astrology and Astrologers," with Catherine Rankovic, AAStL. Brentwood Comm. Ctr., 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd. The 20th century brought astrology "its greatest resurgence since the Renaissance." Polls show that most Americans know their Sun sign. Who brought astrology to the millions and how? We will discuss the most famous popular astrologers and their careers, the rise of Sun-sign astrology, and trends in the age of mass media and the Internet. For more info, contact Audria (after 11am) at 314-963-7914. Members, free; visitors, $3.

Nov. 15 - Saturday
>Learning to use your intuitive energy guidance of Dowsing, 1-4pm, Louis County Library HDQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Contact Faith at 618-876-1771 for information or visit

Nov. 16 - Sunday
>"Heart of Joy, FUNdraiser for the 29th World Peace Day," 3-5:30pm, Garden of Life Spiritual Center, 9525 Eddie and Park Rd., Crestwood, MO 63126. Come experience the exuberant joy of Pooki Lee and Bob Baker, entertaining us with music, improv, (and maybe even hula). – Tickets $12 in advance (via Paypal or check). Mail check to InnerMission for World Peace, 7729 Elton St., St. Louis, MO 63123-3805. Purchase via PayPal:, Mark for Fundraiser. Receive your tickets at the event. $15 at the door; Children 5 & under free; children 6-12 $5 in advance, $7 at the door. > Coffee, tea & snacks provided. Raffle for an amazing array of prizes*. (Raffle Prizes: Tickets are $1 ea or 6 for $5.) Your donation of gifts or services to the raffle are warmly welcomed! (*Call Jeannie for list of prizes.)

Nov. 18 - Tuesday
>Council of Solace, 7pm, followed by "The Mystery Schools," 7:30pm. (Power point presentation). Free and open to the public. St. Louis Lodge, Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, 3225 S. Brentwood Blvd. Webster Groves, MO 63119 Free. Open to the Public. For Information call 314-338-4471 missouri@

Nov. 22 - Saturday
>"Past Lives," class with Rhonda Leifheit, Mystic Valley, 7241 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143, 31-645-3336,

Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 6 - Saturday
>"Rattle Workshop," Mystic Valley, 7241 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143, 31-645-3336,

Dec. 13 - Saturday
>Mystic Valley's Psychic Fair. A chance to explore the offerings by gifted consultants. 7241 Manchester Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143, 31-645-3336,

Dec. 14 - Saturday
>"The Signs Are Not the Houses," with Bill Duvendack, 2-5pm. AAStL, Brentwood Comm. Ctr., 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd. A common misconception in astrology is that the houses and signs are interchangeable. Not true. For example, the 8th house is the house of shared resources, associated with Scorpio; however, the sign Scorpio can appear any place around the wheel. In this presentation, Bill will provide clarity; discussion follows. For more info, contact Audria (after 11am) at 314-963-7914. Members, free; visitors, $3.

Dec. 20 - Saturday
>Holiday Luncheon at a local restaurant (tba). Contact Faith at 618-876-1771 for information or visit

Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas!

Dec. 31 - Wednesday
>"29th Annual World Peace Day," 5:15am for prayer. Program begins at 6am. Come early to help make a peace flag with artist Jeane Vogel. Welcome by Rabbi Randy Fleisher; "Wise Words," by "Green" Jean Ponzi; Meditation by Jeannie Breeze. Music provided by: John MacEnulty (Native American flute); Robert Fishbone (gong, Shofar & drum); Tim Mead (guitar & vocals with Charlie on drums); Georgy Rock (vocals & story with Mr. Dill); Patti Pellerito (Tibetan singing bowls); and JOIA Percussion Ensemble. Contact Jeannie at 314-601-3789, email or visit (See "Special Mentions" link above.)    top

Recurring Calendar - Mon. thru Fri.
(Sat. & Sun. follows below)
Recurring Calendar - Mon. thru Fri.
(Sat. &Sun. follows below)
BY APPOINTMENT    Past-Life Clearings by Roxanne Sears. Gain greater understanding of your soul's purpose while addressing emotional and mental imbalances. Living Insights, 6361 Clayton Rd., 63117. Call 314-721-4455 to schedule appointment.

Green Time TV, a half hour in-depth exploration of environmental and social justice problems and solutions, appears at 12p, Sat. in St. Louis on Ch. 24-1; 8pm on Mon. on Ch. 24-2; Springfield on Ch. 39, Joplin on Ch. 36; and Marshfield on Ch. 17. > If you would like to help produce Green Time TV call 314-727-8554 or email    top

Every Mon.
Readings (Intuitive & Past Life), Medium Messages, Spirit Guide Drawings and Energy work with Julie Marie, Mystic Valley, 7241 Manchester, 314-645-3336,


Every Tues.
Spiritual Study Group, 7-8:30pm. A lively discussion of many spiritual topics. Donations (at least $10 suggested). Living Insights Center, 6361 Clayton Rd., Clayton, MO 63117, 314-721-4455, www.livinginsights. com.

Kansas City, Mo: Transmission Meditation Group. This simple meditation is a form of service to the world while simultaneously promoting personal spiritual transformation. Call Ken at 913-980-0652.


Every 1st Wed.
Pranic Healing Sessions, led by Dale Bilyeu and Lynn Maupin, 7-8:30 pm. Preceded by Twin Hearts Meditation at 6pm. Donations (at least $10 suggested). Living Insights Center, 6361 Clayton Rd., Clayton, MO 63117, 314-721-4455,

Every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
"Sanctuary with Mark Biehl." A peaceful journey into sound healing, featuring Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, chimes, indigenous flutes, and keyboard atmospheres. 8-9 pm, $15. Casa Bagus, 6318 Clayton Rd, St Louis, MO 63117, 314-537-5304,

Every Wed.
Intuitive Aura readings with Janean. Mystic Valley, 3212 Laclede Sta. Rd., St. Louis, MO 63143, 314-645-3336.

Every 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Drum Circles, Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336. mysticvalleyonline. com

Every 3rd Thursday AAStL Book Club discussion group. Thornhill Library, 12863 Willowyck Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146, 7-8:30pm. Contact 314-994-3300 for more.

Every Thurs.
Tarot Readings &Reiki with Susan Brockmeier. Mystic Valley, 3212 Laclede Sta. Rd., St. Louis, MO 63143, 314-645-3336.
Reiki/Healing Circle, 7-11pm. The area's largest weekly healing energy Circle (all modalities welcomed). Limited to healers. Donations (at least $5 suggested), 314-721-4455, 6361 Clayton Rd., Clayton, MO 63117,
Tarot Readings & Reiki with Susan Brockmeier. Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336.
St. Louis Transmission Meditation group. Join in to raise the vibration of humanity and the earth. Meeting starts promptly at 7pm; no one admitted after that time, but attendees may leave at any time afterwards. Call Bob at 314-677-0495 for info.
Hypnosis with Bree, Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336.


1st Friday & 3rd Sunday

Guided Crystal Meditation, Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336.
Clairvoyant,Tarot Readings &Reiki with Susan Brockmeier, Mystic Valley, 12-7p (see Thursdays).



Every 1st Sat.
A.R.E. - St. Louis Healing Circle gathers for prayer at the Florissant Br. of the St. Louis Public Library, 195 New Florissant Rd. S., 314-921-7200. Contact Myrna McKee at 618-585-6722.

Sound Healing and Readings at Yoga Works (in Webster) with Julie Marie 314-449-1163 or 314-399-9642, 7919 Big Bend. Also by appointment.

Satsang at Earthlit Sanctuary in Wildwood, MO. 4-6pm. Donation based, more info at RSVP Katharina 636-527-9939,

Every 2nd Sat.
Mystic Valley's Consultant Open House. Sample gifted readers, psychics, medical intuitive, Reiki and massage mini-treatments, etc., 3212 Laclede Sta. Rd., St. Louis, MO 63143, 314-645-3336.

Every 3rd Sat.
The Gateway Society of Dowsers monthly meeting explores a variety of dowsing interests, 1-4pm. St. Louis County Library, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Contact 314-563-0079 for information or visit

Intuitive Readings/Energy work with Julie Marie at Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336.

Every 4th Saturday
> Wicca Discussion Group, Mystic Valley, 7241 Manchester, 314-645-3336.

Every Saturday
> Biomat with Reiki, at Yoga Works, (7919 Big Bend, Webster). $25/hr, for Sacred Valley Initiative in Peru plus Donation to Center. Call Cathy for appt. 314-766-1025.

Every 1st Sun.
Coping with Illness: An Alternative Support Group featuring various healing modalities and guest speakers who have won battles against chronic illness. Facilitated by Janis Yakopovic. Mystic Valley, 3212 Laclede Sta. Rd., St. Louis, MO 63143, 314-645-3336.
Every 2nd Sun. (Unless otherwise noted)
Astrological Assoc. of St. Louis (AAStL) offers classes and workshops on various topics each month. Learn to use this celestial wisdom tool. Brentwood Comm. Ctr., 2505 S. Brentwood, 2-5pm. 314-965-3844, Check specific dates for program topics and/or changes. or aastl. Members, free; nonmembers, $3.
Every 2nd & 4th Sun.
Tarot & Psychic Readings with Susan Brockmeier. Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336.

Every 3rd Sun.
Kirtan. Hindu mantra group singing led by Brad Smith, 7-9pm. Donations requested. Living Insights Ctr, 6361 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63105, 314-721-4455,

Tarot Reading w/Maggie, Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336.

Every Sun.
Silent Meditation,4:30-5pm. Opportunity for discussion/instruction before and after. Donations ($10 suggested). Living Insights Ctr, 6361 Clayton Rd., Clayton, MO 63117, 314-721-4455, living

Intuitive Development Classes (Basic Training and Ongoing Intermediate Levels) with Julie Marie at Mystic Valley, 314-645-3336, mysticvalley online .com     top
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© by Cassandra Joan Butler. Contents from the astrological column in the current issue of Pathfinder. Call 716-632-1004 or email her at about her offerings.

Cassandra Joan Butler's Stars Intuition and discernment are always needed in anticipating events. Use your own judgment as to the relevance of the information below to your situation.– Scroll down for your sign. . .

[Ed's note: Those who wish to further explore "stellar" possibilities, try looking up your Ascendant sign as well.]    top

  Aries Aries (Mar 20 – Apr 19)
November"s full moon on the 6th will assist your financial evaluation process. You'll be able to get a fresh look at your budget allowing you to retool your long-term money plan. Since this summer you have been honoring your creativity. Perhaps you now can turn a hobby into additional income. From late Nov. through Dec. 21st, your focus turns towards expansion, new learning and travel. A new perspective helps you communicate a set of principals and beliefs, as marketing your message gets a boost. Your desire to add another "credential" to your resume is more easily attained in the new year. Your key- phrase for the New Year is "education leads to great rewards."     top
  Taurus Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
Relationships are your priority as Nov. begins. The full moon of Nov. 6th prompts discussions of loyalty, boundaries and co- dependence within your partnerships. Neptune"s station on the 15th offers insight on friendships. From Thanksgiving through Dec. 21st, the focus is on psychological willpower, finances, and letting go of outmoded ideas. The full moon of Dec. 6th will be a time to release and rejuvenate. As the month ends, you get motivated to expand your life through travel or new learning. Optimism rules as the New Year begins, especially with regards to your closet connections. Your key phrase for 2015 is "finding peace and security within."     top
  Gemini Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
Nov. is your time to work smarter, not harder. The focus is on self-improvement in every way. Strengthening your health routine is essential including eating right and exercising daily. Late Nov. through Dec. 22nd is your time to create more authentic relationships. You will ask yourself whether or not your partner creates an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance. If not, a change may be in the offering. Financial planning tops your "to-do" list as the year ends. Practice the new money skills you have perfected over the past year. Your key phrase for 2015 is "Life is too short to spend it with uncommitted partners."     top
  Cancer Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
From Nov. 1st through the 21st, your thoughts turn towards fun, flirtation, and creativity. You may enjoy unexpected attention from a possible new romantic partner. Expect that next great opportunity! The full moon of Nov. 6th sheds light upon friendship, socialization and enjoyment. From late Nov. through Dec. 21st resolve to take care of any health issue by improving your overall habits and routines. With Saturn moving into your work sector, a shift in your work routine is also likely. Jupiter in your values sector assists you in identifying new skills. Relationships take center stage as Dec. ends, as you resolve to provide tender loving care to partners. The key phrase for 2015 is "reworking your work to support your expansive new vision."     top
  Cancer Leo (Jul 23 – aug 22)
Nov. is your time to "nest." Home and family comes first for you as you reflect upon what feeds you emotionally and psychologically. The full moon of the 6th signals a brand new stage of your domestic life; new home, marriage, or simply home improvements. Physical changes in the home such as deep cleaning or remodeling are recommended. Reward yourself with a fun diversion from late Nov. through Dec. 21st. This is your "enjoyment time" of the year. Once winter begins, your attention shifts to improving your health. Exercise and diet plans become more disciplined. The key phrase for 2015 is "getting serious about fun!."     top
  Virgo Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 20)
Communication, writing, learning and teaching are key activities for you as Nov. begins. The full moon of the 6th illuminates areas where you require more detailed and honest communication. As Nov. moves into Dec. issues involving home and family take center stage. Saturn is now entering the home sector of your chart, emphasizing domestic issues for the next two years. Thoughts of moving or remodeling are considered. Family member may also become more demanding or needy during this time. As the year ends take a break. Schedule a vacation or retreat to refresh your soul. Your key phrase for 2015 is "restructure your outer security to reflect your spiritual alignment."     top
  Libra Libra (Sept 21 – Oct 20)
Finances are your mind as Nov. begins. The full moon on Nov. 6th opens your mind to new income potentials based on your many skills and talents. Gather feedback from trusted friends in order to expand your financial security. Late Nov. through Dec. 21st represents your communication time of the year. Market your ideas, your thoughts, and your truth. This is also an incredibly busy time for you; try to accomplish any paperwork or marketing projects ahead of schedule. As the year ends, you find peace within your home and balance within your family. Your key phrase for 2015 is "Rebuild your environment as you speak the truth."     top
  Scorpio Scorpio (Oct 21 – Nov 20)
As the sun moves through your sign from Nov. 1st through the 21st, you will experience a greater sense of confidence and magnetism. This month begins to see the last of Saturn in your sign (returns for a few months next year, then not for another 30 years or so) teaching you valuable lessons of patience, trust and responsibility. Reflect upon the incredible lessons learned over the past two years. As Dec. begins, thoughts of finances take up your head space. Resolve to clear yourself of as much old debt; work up a new plan to attain financial freedom. The next two years is a time of money management. The key phrase for you in 2015 is "strengthening your finances frees you up for more adventures."     top
  Sagittarius Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 20)
Nov. is a time to go "within." Honor your need to explore your inner self; pray, meditate, retreat. The full moon of Nov. 6th will illuminate a conflict around a colleague at work. Your wise and often funny diplomatic skills are called into action. As the sun moves through your sign, from Nov. 21st through Dec. 21st, you experience a greater sense of personal well-being. As Dec. ends, the planet of respect, responsibility, and reliability enters your sign , which will restructure your life in many ways. The year ends with a goal for greater financial security. Your key phrase for 2015 is "take responsibility for your life."     top
  Capricorn Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)
From Nov. 1st through the 21st you will enjoy greater opportunities to network and connect with friends for business and pleasure. This is your social time of the year, whereby contacts made now will develop over the next six months. There is a point of revelation around Nov. 6th when you are better able to discern between true friend and simple acquaintance. As Dec. begins the emphasis is on creating a spiritual and emotional foundation for your work. Don"t be surprised if you are awash with a new sense of spiritual understanding during this time. The full moon of Dec. 6th lights the way for deeper faith. As winter begins and the sun moves through your sign, you shine with confidence and charisma. Your key phrase for 2015 is "making time for inner reflection helps me to manage life."     top
  Aquarius Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
The career spot light is shining upon you at Nov. begins. Others will ask you to take a stronger leadership role. Your skills will be called into action around Nov. 6th as you negotiate some sort of work crisis. Jupiter"s influences assists you in obtaining the approval of your peers. As Dec. begins, new business contacts could come into your life proving to be most advantageous. The first two weeks of Dec. emphasizes socializing, and enjoying fun and friends. As the old year ends, you will most likely feel physically exhausted but spiritually renewed. Be open to the voice within. Your key phrase for 2015 is "Rewards come to those who wait."     top
  PISCES Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 21)
Pack your bags as Nov. begins. It"s a great time for you to take a trip, or go on some sort of retreat. It"s important for you to refresh your mind, body and spirit as Nov. unfolds. The full moon on Nov. 6th sheds information on a relationship situation. Change is afloat in all arenas of life. As Saturn moves into your career sector you may be reevaluating what you are doing as where you are living. As the month ends, you shine in the light of career advancement, leadership, or renewed confidence. Your key phrase for 2015 is "redesign your life for greater joy and authenticity."     top

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