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Yes! Magazine Weekly Roundup November 22, 2013

Reclaiming the Joy of Real Food

Portrait of Sarah van Gelder How did junk food displace the nourishing, seasonal, local traditions of cooking and eating? Just in time for Thanksgiving, the new issue of YES! is about reclaiming food—for our health and for ecological health. You’ll find slow food, shared food, food carts, fermented food, indigenous food, and reasons to get down and dirty. Rediscover the joy of great eating, spiced with love and tradition.
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Photo by Jerrick Romero. TPP Protestors to Foreign Negotiators: “Don’t Let U.S. Bully You”

Negotiators from Latin American and Asian countries said they were “doing their best” to stand up to the U.S. Trade Representative. READ MORE »

Photo by Mark Hefflinger. “Cowboys and Indians” Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL

At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before. READ MORE »

Photo by Paul Dunn Forget the Food Industry: Rediscover the Pleasure of Buying, Cooking, and Eating Real Food

Junk food may have captured the American palate, but a few simple ingredients and techniques can win it back. READ MORE »

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8 Courageous Things Harry Potter Fans Did to Fight Real-Life Dark Forces

If Harry Potter was a real person, he’d fight child labor, voter suppression, and poverty. Here are our favorite ways Harry’s fans have taken his values from the page to the real world. READ MORE »

CoverGirl Screen Shot The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For

What if we used fantasy not as an escape from our world, but an invitation to look deeper into it? How teenage fans are fighting injustice—in real life. READ MORE »

Photo by Oxfam International Why the UN Climate Negotiations Give Me Hope (In Spite of Everything)

It’s possible to find hope for action In the new generation’s determination and clarity—even after 19 years of stalled negotiations. READ MORE »

Photo by Devon Fredericksen “Beauty Feeds a Different Kind of Hunger”: An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams

“I used to ask the question, ‘Am I an activist or a writer?’ I don’t ask that anymore. I am simply a human being engaged.” READ MORE »

Photo by Patrick Barber How To Eat Like Our Lives Depend On It: Rediscovering the Many Joys of Food

It’s time to reclaim the well-being and exuberance that is part of healthy food culture. READ MORE »

Photo by NASA Goddard. World Governments: If You Won’t Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will

If governments fail to listen to mounting protests demanding clean energy, people’s movements will put their futures in question. READ MORE »

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Lian Pin Koh shows us how drones can be used for animal conservation, and keep an eye on poachers in the process. WATCH »

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Monsanto May Have Won the Battle, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost

Reader Tad Veltrop writes, “The right to know what is in our food is a modest initiative, but its a start to curb a dangerous food system.” READ MORE »


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The Oracle Report Friday, November 22, 2013

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Disseminating Moon Phase: share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences since the New Moon

Moon: Cancer/Leo

Ruling Mahavidya: Kamala, the Lotus Goddess

The highest octave of masculine energy, the sacred masculine, comes forward today. The sacred masculine has always been present, but has been dormant for millenia. This is changing now and is most welcome. It will be a beautiful thing for wise owls to see unfolding.

Masculine energy protects and defends. It facilitates the framework for security and happiness. It takes joy in the ability to do so. The decimation of the sacred masculine, which occurred right alongside the decimation of the sacred feminine as patriarchy – unholy masculine, has been a key component in the enslavement of the mind of humanity. Without this defense, we have been overrun by insane mind intruders and parasites. This is a discussion too long to be introduced in the daily report, but I will begin to elaborate in a recording later today. I highlight the word “begin” because this is merely just the beginning of the subject. And since this is a teaching welling up from the great goddess Gaia-Sophia herself, you will see many people begin to talk about the sacred masculine in a new way. Many have been holding the torch of this for some time, but now it rises for return. This is part of putting things on correct course. When we return to wisdom, we return to balance – to sanity. We return to love.

On the micro level of our lives today, the physical body is in focus. Our physical bodies bear the brunt of intense planetary and solar dynamics, and they’ve taken a beating the past couple of weeks with the X-flare activity, Venus-Pluto conjunction, and quadruple Full Moon energy. Do something kind for yourself. Walks are good.

If something in your life is not working, consider different combinations or an entire alternative. Be clear about what is pointless to continue. Don’t obscure this from yourself. We are still in a lunar month that is like a long Full Moon, so powers of clarity and discernment are at max through the end of the next Moon phase, the Third Quarter Moon phase.

And, one of the things that makes for another happy day, is how people of like mind – pioneers and warriors of the heart who have traveled on their own journey all of these years – are coming together in a multitude of ways. This is building and this is the way it will be from now on.

Make no mistake. This day’s energy is not the reenactment of the Death of the King. It is the celebration of the Return of the Kings. Joy.

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