As I stand on a clearing high above Nelson, the winter’s first snowfall draws the curtains of darkness across the starry skies of late autumn transforming the Kootenay pallet to a magical series of subtle winter greys. From the jet black night sky cas-cades the hypnotizing flakes of new snow almost audible as they alight on the blue-white carpet. The crevices of the frozen forest mesmerize as dark shadows conjure images of winter’s mercurial mystery. Focusing is futile as a million of points of light blur the lines of reality and the whispers of winter fore-shadow the coming months.

Through the snowy haze the lights of Nelson glow far below the illuminated greyness like the phosphorescent skin of a sleeping sturgeon. Lonely lights of late night cars join the humming cluster as select souls travel through the sleeping cell. The sound of the snowflakes resound like the wings of a thousand grey jays through the fictitious black branches in the forest of the night sky.

A feeling of calm and the fortitude of winter transmute the warm hues of the cold grey season ahead. Images of winters past dance on the silvery screen of winter dreams. Jack Frost sprinkles ephemeral confetti in fifty shades of grey as an opening ceremony for this most magic of seasons is ushered in by silence. Listen… Ullr awakens. Michael


THE END OF THE BEGINNINGThe idea of an “end of time” borders on the absurd, or at least the impossible to fathom. To imply time is linear or that an end could even exist is to wander into the realm of abstraction or un-provability. As we face predictions of apocalypse and crisis or im-manent ascension and enlightenment, in some sense it will be the end of world as we know it, just as every moment is the end of the world we know and a leap forward into the unknown. We seek to give meaning and purpose to this infinite process of un-folding, and we organize time in such a way as to give the illusion that it is line that has a mythical beginning and a unforseeable end.

New physics and math is already light years ahead of us, existing in the future where there is no end and no beginning, where things are relative and incalculably complex. Time is a lot bigger than originally expected, and far from linear.

Galactic awareness has come with telescopes and mechanical probes, and we are barely scratching the surface of the world that awaits beyond our preconceived notions of time and space. When we arrive it will truly seem like this is not the end time, but the begin-ning of the rest of it all.

Forget about all this horror show doomsday crap. How prepared can we be? The end of history is here, get ready for everything to seem like normal, but be completely new at the same time. Our only cer-tainty is that things are going to change. Change is a constant. How the changes look is up to us. Sijay


On The Cover: Luke Brown: Apotheosis 2012www.spectraleyes.com

More than likely winter solstice 2012 will pass like any other day. The shift is already happening, and what we’re marking now is the undeni-able reality that the world is irrevocably changing. “World” is something different than “planet”. The planet is a physical entity with clear bound-aries; the world is a relative experience of the circ*mstances life offers. In a way we all occupy different worlds, and when we meet, our worlds collide and try to find some sort of mutual agreement on the way things are. We don’t have a coherent shared singular world that all of human-ity agrees on and takes part in. As we find ourselves in a newly connected global culture the challenge is to explore our potential for working in unison. Everywhere in nature small systems combine to form larger ones, just as many billions of cells together form a human organism. As humanity reaches critical mass on Earth we see a whole planetary being coming into form. The potential is for humans to join as a cohesive entity capable of making decisions on a grand scale and acting together for the common good. Individually we are powerful divine beings, each containing a spark of the Creator within us; networked together we are a super-powerful global hive-mind, capable of simultaneously holding individual person-ality while maintaining awareness of our role in the larger entity, our place in the cosmos, and the story we’ve been left to unfold.Assembling this issue has been a mind-altering experience and I offer heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to and supported the process. Within these pages is a media experience meant to shed some light in uncertain times and perhaps offer some helpful knowledge and wisdom. It is an honour to be with you here in the river. Please enjoy our humble offering to these awesome times. Brain


Photography by Michael.


2012 AND BEYONDDecember 21, winter solstice, 2012, has been suggested by numerous new age spiritualists, mayanists, I Ching scholars, alternative archeologists and conspira-cy theorists as the so called “end” of the Mayan calendar. The proliferation of all manner of information (and misinformation) has been amplified by the internet.

Speculation on the significance of the end of this great cycle is the stuff of new age legend. Mayan historical revisionists, art scholars, prophets and channels have forecasted the 2012 event to have enormous significance to humanity. Everything from planetary disasters, alien invasions, galactic collisions, to the full ascension of humanity to other dimensions has been put forward as a potential future. This may be the cusp of a new human era, or the extinction of of our species.

Vigorous searching of alternative media sources and new age texts has revealed a tangled web of possibilities and potential paradigm shifts. There is little stable ground for those in search of truth for the future that lays beyond the winter solstice of 2012. Regardless of one’s beliefs in the theories proposed, the implications of what these people have prophesied for these times remains to be seen. Sijay

TERRENCE MCKENNA:According to Terence McKenna, the universe has a teleological attractor at the end of time that increases interconnectedness, eventually reaching a singularity of infi-nite complexity in 2012, at which point anything and everything imaginable will occur simultaneously. Terrence came to these conclusions through the usage of Psilocybin and DMT, and an in depth analysis of the I Ching which he developed into a theory known as TimeWave Zero. google: Mckenna / Timewave zero / Invisible landscape

KALKI BHAGAVANIn India, the guru Kalki Bhagavan has promoted 2012 as a “deadline” for human en-lightenment since at least 1998. Over 15 million people consider Bhagavan to be the incarnation of the god Vishnu and believe that 2012 marks the end of the Kali Yuga, or degenerate age. The Oneness movement has followers worldwide with chapters all over the world including an active group in Nelson BC.google: Bhagavan / Oneness / Moola Mantra

DANIEL PINCHBECK: In 2006, author Daniel Pinchbeck popularized New Age concepts about this date in his book 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, linking b’ak’tun 13 to beliefs in crop circles, alien abduction, and personal revelations based on the use of hallucinogenic drugs and mediumship. Pinchbeck claims to discern a “growing realization that ma-terialism and the rational, empirical worldview that comes with it has reached its ex-piration date. We’re on the verge of transitioning to a dispensation of consciousness that’s more intuitive, mystical and shamanic”.google: quetzalcoatl, iboga, , evolver network

DRUNVALO MELCHIZADEKBelieving himself to be a reincarnation of the Egyptian character Thoth, Melchize-dek has proposed that 2012 will be a major milestone for human consciousness, forecasting an energetic and dimensional shift that will force a massive ascension / illumination / death event for most of humanity. He has suggested that only those able to align with the emotional spaces of the heart will find this a comfortable transi-tion, as well as those with extensive understanding of the human etheric energy field and the sacred geometrical object known as the “merkaba”.google: flower of life / merkaba / melchizadek / thoth

JOSE ARGUELLESAn art historian and cultural theorist, Arguelles based a new calendrical movement, the Dreamspell, on the mathematics and symbology of the Mayan calendar. He theorized that the Gregorian calendar was flawed due to it’s adherence to the 12 month system rather than a 13 moon natural time cycle. He founded the Planet Art Network, a project dedicated to the transformation of humanity through the usage of the Dreamspell. Arguelles identified himself as Valum Votan, a reincarnation of Pacal Votan. He channeled an adjustment to the alignment date of the mayan long count (quiche) with the Gregorian Calendar,which is not endorsed by Mayan schol-ars, or indigenous Mayan elders, but which also has adherents in the millions. His organization of the 1987 Harmonic Convergence is considered one of the important milestones of the new age.google: telektonon / Dreamspell / Planet Art Network / harmonic convergence

McKenna’s Timewave Zero, novelty wave

Arguelle’s Psi Matrix



As we hurdle down the time chute toward winter solstice 2012 and out into 2013, our world is trembling with transi-tion. We are facing a series of nested crises as a climactic pinnacle to our planetary human civilization. Impend-ing environmental collapse is indicated as species go extinct every minute while the remaining resources of the planet are being extracted, processed and used up in a way that is damaging and toxi-fying the biosphere. As our living world sickens, so does humanity with a related radical rise in disease and sickness. In our social sphere things are also deep in crisis, with the economic, political and the corporate worlds facing widespread unrest and active opposition. Today you

can almost reach out and touch the eschaton. No doubt these are end times.In light of the crisis, or despite it, our civilization is making epic leaps in the arts, media and technology. Creativity is also in a climax as visionaries emerge in all the fields of human pursuit to lead the way into a new kind of millennium. Collective artistic pro-cesses are borne from the global visionary culture where artists, de-signers, philosophers, teachers, scien-tists, healers, and conscious communi-ties forge the way towards a revivified future. Delvin Solkinson

“2012 has been a year of accelerated transformation. As our established global paradigm grows increasingly brittle and its exploitative nature increasingly apparent, the potential for revolution grows brighter. Be inspired!” Mugwort Artemesia

The consciousness of this planet is chang-ing. Mother Earth can no longer support the wanton destruction of her natural resources. As such we are evolving away from 2,500 years of paternal dominance into the nur-turing maternal, egalitarian, resource based economy of the feminine principal.” Padma Samchuck

“Era 2012 has and will continue to produce key synchronistic events, not all of which are simply cataclysmic, but all of which are revo-lutionary. We're at this dynamic revolution-ary juncture, and it's moving really fast, and there's no taking it away.”

Michael O’Connor

“The elders and medicine people like to say, ‘countless species on this Earth have become extinct. Countless others have taken their place. If the human species becomes extinct, life will continue.’" Duncan Grady



THE GREAT CYCLE CLOSES Carved lid of the tomb of K’inich Janaab’ Pakal in the Temple of the Inscriptions.

Erich von Däniken proposed the “Maya Astronaut” when he repro-duced a drawing of the sarcophagus lid and comparing Pacal’s pose to that astronauts. He proposed this as evidence of extraterrestrial influence on the ancient Maya..


Through our current understanding of astronomy, geography and archaeology, the Mesoamerican calendar probably originated with the Olmecs, and a settlement existed at Izapa, in southeast Chiapas, Mexico, before 1200 BC. There, at a latitude of about 15° N, the Sun passes through zenith twice a year, and there are 260 days between zenithal passages, and gnomons (used generally for observing the path of the Sun and specifically, these passages), were found at this site.The calendar used two main systems, among others. These two were the Ha'ab and the T'zolkin, the former being a solar, agricultural system and the latter being a human experience, a ritual almanac for the spirit. The T'zolkin operates on a 13x20 system, interesting as we have 13 major joints in the human body and 20 digits on our hands and feet; also, 13+20=33 the number of vertebrae in the human spine. 13x20=260 days or k'in in the T'zolkin round. Jaeden Dragon Tribe

In 2012, the Earth will experience a dimen-sional shift. The programs that had prevailed for the previous 5,000 years will be dis-solved. A new set of precepts will be estab-lished within the planetary mind of the noo-sphere. This will be the first stage of the new evolutionary being: the superhuman. This being will be in tune with the Sun and with the field of galactic consciousness. Life will take on radically different patterns to ground this expanded sphere of consciousness.

When we talk about a dimensional phase shift, we are talking about a shift in the pat-terns that ultimately affect our relationship to ourselves and the Universe. Whereas in the

cycle of history the perceptions were bound by third dimensional norms of materialism, in the redemption of the galactic future follow-ing 2012, we will be functioning as entities now absorbed into a cosmic civilization.

For the Galactic Mayans, this is the fulfill-ment of a vast engineering project in time. They knew this would mark the climax of history, which would accelerate into a dimen-sional phase shift. Now the unprecedented promise of consciously entering a new cycle has begun. Because the Great Cycle closes, it opens again, becoming the endlessness of cosmic consciousness. Valum Votan

Erich von Däniken's "Maya Astronaut"

The Maya believed in a cyclical nature of time. The rituals and ceremonies were-closely associated with celestial and ter-restrial cycles which they observed and in-scribed as separate calendars. The Maya priest had the job of interpreting these cycles and giving a prophetic outlook on the future or past based on the number relations of all their calendars. The Spanish Church and government officials destroyed Maya texts and with them the knowledge of Maya writing.Three of the pre-Columbian books dated to the post classic period have been preserved: The Madrid Codex, The Dresden Codex and the Paris Codex.

google: Popul Vuh


Iching and Tzolkin Hybrid map.


We as humans are but a fraction of what we were made to be, like a well made computer chassis needing more RAM and a way better CPU core. If we are to be of any real use in the grander scale of things, we have a responsibility as humans to work with what we were born with on this planet and clear out all of the unnecessary blockages that exist inside of our physical and en-ergetic bodies. This is like a defrag.

On top of this a level of self discipline is required to build the healthy relationship with the energies of our present experience, so we may be able to more directly perceive the true nature of things and how they operate. This may also entail purification of the body, dietary changes and concentrating the flow of energy through the body. Create and maintain a simple and efficient op-erating system. This is like a RAM upgrade.

Finding our way here as humans is a great step but the quad core CPU upgrade will only happen when the centering force of compassion can be maintained and the levels of self importance and conflict can be remodelled into a crystallized expression of inner peace, allowing us to be fully integrated into the moment and allowing all of the present streams of experience and infor-mation to pass directly through us with little to no freezing up or loading time. Kodimus Prime

Amidst the spin, nested in a world of rapidly evolving media and technology, comes an innovative global arts initiative aptly named ‘The Galactik Trading Card Oracle Complex’. This melded media maquette contains content from over 100 artists on 40 countries and all 7 conti-nents which are lit up by global visionary design team.

Featuring metapoetic messages in over 40 languages, this post-post-post modern media vehicle celebrates the di-versity and similitude of activated people all over the world. Produced from no-interest loans, gifts and card sales, this non-profit project operates as a gifting

currency celebrating the role of small ritual items, altars, and microgalleries in peoples spiritual life practice.

The complex of arranged art, design, symbols and metapoetics on the cards create a unique kind of syncretic oracle which guides with a dimension toolkit of overlapping and synchronized divinatory systems including the I Ching, Mayan Calendar and Tarot. This complex cre-ative collaboration is a vignette for an emerging genre of arts and culture fleet media. Explore more at www.galactik.org Delvin Solkinson



Art by: Simon Haiduk www.artbysimon.com

Card interface backs: Onbeyond Metamedia

What you see here is a map which can be actualized through a series of disciplines that take the form of simple meditations in-cluding breathwork, holographic Platonic and sacred geometrical construction, crystal grid work and calendrical cycle tracking.

Web Banner for Celestial World Set:Onbeyond metamediaTHE MEDIA BEYOND



LUKE BROWNLuke brown is a phenomenon. Hailing from the east of Canada, he current-ly lives in Bali and travels the world creating mind blowing digital art, live painting in oil and acrylic. He works with Balinese craftspeople to build multimedia wood sculptures based on his extensive sketches.

Showing aptitude for art from a very early age he was nurtured by his family to explore painting and drawing, finding early employment as an exceptionally talented tattoo artist. This work formed the basis of his early training in the 90’s, and is still evident in his drawing/painting style.

In the early 2000’s he began creat-ing digital art which quickly catapulted him to global notoriety as one of the

leaders of the new generation of vi-sionary artists. Acknowledged and respected by masters of this artistic genre, including Robert Venosa and Alex Grey, Luke’s art has been widely embraced by the world psychedelic community as its themes and textures are indicative of these sorts of altered states.

He has shown work all over the world and spoken at numerous festivals in-cluding Boom in Portugal, Symbiosis in California and Rainbow Serpent in Australia. For more information go to www.spectraleyes.com. The inter-face was designed by Anson Phong and is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful site navigation experi-ences ever created. Sijay

As a young man I once had a vision of light as a 360 degree X : Y : Z energy field of planetary electrons whizzing around and radiating from a central point. This vision of one omnipresent light based upon sacred geometries changed my being and how I viewed all of life. It is the basic design structure and core principle of all my work. I believe we are all beings of light inside these physical bodies. It’s this light that I have chosen to spend my life rendering and painting, with the hopes of reaching people’s consciousness in a positive way.In light and love Padma Samchuk




On the astral planets, beings are not depen-dent upon air or electricity in order to exist. They live in variously coloured rays of light. There is more freedom in the astral world than in the physical world. There are no bones to break, because there are no solids there; everything is composed of light rays. And everything takes place by the power of thought. When souls in the astral want to produce a garden, they merely will it, and the garden comes into being. It remains as long as it is willed to. When a soul wants the garden to disappear, it goes away.

Paramahansa Yogananda


A very high level of dimensional conscious-ness has as its "body" the planet Earth. You, on a high level of consciousness, have as your body the body you are currently using. Literally, someday you will become suns and stars in the sky - it is part of the process of life. Drunvalo Melchizedek

Humanity was once higher than we presently are. We fell into deeper densities and lost touch with knowing of an intuitive sort. It's almost like we lost our cable and went down to two channels. Now we're re-establishing our cable, we have many channels, we're re-gaining access to what's always been there. Michael O’Connor

Ramana Maharshi said that the greatest mystery of life is that we seek reality even though we are reality. 2012 ascension some-times makes me worry that we are falling into that same old trap of aversion to what is happening, plainly, here and now.

Where is there to go? What is there to become? Will hope of a human transforma-tion create suffering and disappointment in the end? Are we all meant to live one "en-lightened" way, and who decides what is enlightened? Is there a mode of transforma-tion that meets everyone where they are at? Jiddu Krishnamurti says “The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.” To practice such naked awareness could become the gentle revolu-tion that is both easily attained and accom-modating to all. Honest Self-inquiry is the true ascension, and nothing happens. Mattisyahoo Wilsonburgo


When you begin reaching the higher realms, "doing" and "making things happen" becomes obsolete as the new feminine en-ergies support basking, receiving, creating, self-care and nurturing. Zen La



LIGHT BEINGSThe cosmos of our present-day cosmologists is but a thin horizontal slice across the third dimensional plane of reality. Inexhaustible reaches of an infinite universe yield galactic cluster after galactic cluster. Hundreds of mil-lions of galaxies. Billions and billions of stars and star systems. Every conceivable kind of world system supporting every conceivable kind of life form. And yet this is only the daz-zling display of the third-dimensional order. How much grander is the perspective of the higher dimensions, of which the third-dimen-sional plane is merely the foundation? lawoftime.org


/əˈsenSHən/: 1. The act of rising to a higher level. 2. The ascent of Christ into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection. 3. http://ascension.net 4. An isolated volcanic island in the equatorial waters of the South Atlantic Ocean.


We all feel it. Ev-erything seems to be changing, and so quickly! The very nature of our

thoughts and our es-tablished reactions

seem suddenly so different. Our sense of basic, primal identity is being challenged by a different kind of knowing. We don’t really know all that we are. Our fun-damental beliefs about life are being ques-tioned at all levels. As the person we thought we were becomes increasingly unlike the person we seem to be, we are faced with a fundamental search for the truth about who we are.

People have often turned to psychotherapy for these answers. At this time in history it is not an individual but a collective or universal

transformation occurring. The whole planet is in therapy. Planetary therapy takes us on a journey in which we discover that we are all suffering from a case of mistaken identity.

Many of us feel threatened by this process. At some level we know that our very sense of what is real is being undermined. We are facing the death of our story and our identifi-cation with the story’s main character. When misunderstood, these powerful inner forces may be externalized and projected outward and emerge as stories of planetary destruc-tion in which bodies rather than minds are destroyed. As our consciousness continues to evolve we will understand the awesome gift being offered, of freedom from fear and separation and loss of any kind. We will realize that the only thing that is dying is an illusion, and that everything real is perfectly safe. Jerry Levinson

Hypnotherapist Dolores Cannon noticed common threads running through her hyp-notherapy sessions. While under hypnosis, many revealed that they had lived on another planet in their immediate previous lifetime, and had felt compelled to answer a distress call to save Earth and the human race. The distress calls began in earnest during our time frame of around the mid 1950's.

Many of those souls who heeded these calls came from other planets and willingly vol-unteered to incarnate into human bodies, despite the risks and inherent dangers of living on this planet. They were told their presence was desperately needed to assist the Earth to make a critical transformation to a higher form of consciousness. In5d.com



“Illuminated” full length trailer.com/watch?v=IXR1KNN6A6M



American psychic Edgar Cayce predicted im-pending polar shift and climate change, yet he was very emphatic that nothing was written in stone. During his read-ings, he constantly re-minded that prayer and

right thought could alter the dire future he foresaw. He mentions that in the aftermath of the shift, hidden knowledge will be un-earthed that will help humankind advance to the next spiritual level. Nos Trado


Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonder-ful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, and furthermore.Compelled to stand alone, after having undergone the very extremity of danger, she defeated and triumphed over the invaders, and preserved from slavery those who were not yet subjugated, and generously liberated all the rest of us who dwell within the pillars. But afterwards there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune all warlike men in a body sank into the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner disappeared in the depths of the sea. Plato’s Timaeus

Cayce maintained that Atlantis was an ancient civilization that was techno-logically superior to even our own and that its last surviving islands have dis-appeared somewhere in the Atlantic ocean some ten thousand years ago. He said the people of Atlantis had con-structed giant laser-like crystals for power plants, and that these were responsible for t h e second destruction of the land. Cayce blamed the final de-struction of Atlantis and the disintegration of their culture on greed and lust. But before the legendary land disappeared under the waves, Cayce revealed that there was an exodus of many Atlanteans to ancient Egypt. Cayce attributed the Biblical Great Flood of Noah to be a result of the sinking of the last huge remnants of Atlantis. Levi Athan



Emergencies come in lots of shapes and sizes, from extended power outages, loss of work, natural disasters, sudden economic collapse or political changes like revolu-tions. Recent events and likely future chal-lenges have made emergency preparedness a concern for many people. Regardless of what may happen, or whose fault it may be, emergency preparedness is about being practical and pragmatic, so let's get started.Become a person with valuable skills. Learn skills that are needed after any imaginable catastrophic change. Learn to hunt, trap, fish, and forage. Foraging is most important, there are many more plants species than animal species and plants don't run away.Store a minimum of three months of food and water at home and make sure it is as mobile as possible. Learn the basic math of calories and the best ways to live in one room for months. Be sure you have all of the supplies necessary to secure your home for the most foreseeable emergencies.Learn about being in the natural world. Learn about extended camping situations and the considerable necessities of farming for all of your food. Practice your skills, try out your ideas, do the research - be sure you are sure. The Internet may not last forever. Michael Smith www.abalancedpath.com

• Avalanches• Infectious disease outbreaks• Backcountry accidents• Landslides• Droughts• Extreme weather• Earthquakes• Volcanoes• Floods• Wild forest fires• Hazardous material spills• Wildlife• Socio-economic breakdown • Martial Law




/əˈpäkəˌlips/: 1. A revelation of something hidden, ‘lifting the veil’. 2. The destruction of society as we know it. 3. A new heaven and new earth replace the old. 4. An ancient mutant born 5000 years ago in Akkaba, Egypt. 5. The complete final destruction of the world.

"The best prophecy doesn't come true, because the best prophecy actually encourages people to change."


Spirit Science ep. 16

'Hells Bells'AC/DCThis track off AC/DC's mammoth album 'Back in Black' doesn't paint a pretty picture of your future.

'It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)'R.E.M.This track off R.E.M.'s 'Document' starts out with four apocalyptic allusions (earth-quake, birds, snakes and an airplane) and mentions such pleasantries as the Rapture, the Furies and bloodletting.

'The End'The DoorsListening to Jim Morrison's haunting voice backed by the psychedelic sounds of his bandmates lets you know your time has come.

The End'The BeatlesThe last song ever recorded by the Beatles. In a way, the 'Abbey Road' track predicted the Fab Four's own doomsday. Thankfully, their music has lived on — at least until the world ends.

'Until the End of the World'U2 The track off 'Achtung Baby' finds Bono singing about the Last Supper, Judas' in-teraction with Jesus Christ before the lat-ter's crucifixion, and Judas' own suicide. 'Run Like Hell'Pink FloydThe track off Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' adds to the horror of it all with the sounds of angry mobs, loud screaming and heavy footsteps.


1790 Benhamin BannekerWOODEN CLOCK


Aloysius Liliusaka Luigi Giglio ( 1510 - 1576 )



TIMELINE OF TIME4000 BC lunar calendars appear

45 BC Julius Caesar solar calendar.

1582 introduction of gregorian calendar

2004 Chip-scale atomic clocks

1500 The hourglass uses the flow of sand to measure the flow of time.

1972 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for modern civil time.

1330 AD Richard of Wallingford builds mechanical clock

1637 Galileo Galilei pendulum driven clocks.

1500 B.C the Egyptians sundial.

3500 B.C. Egyptians obelisks

1510 AD spring-powered clock” Peter Henlein, Germany.

1687. Newton’s Principia introducesa new approach to time, and measurement of distances.

1949 atomic clock,

1975 digital watches

1928 W A Marrison quartz crystal clock.

1927 Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

1890 Wristwatch, Patek Phillippe.

1905 Einstein’s theory of Relativity

The Balinese have their own calendar system. Two, in fact, running in parallel:

SASIH The Sasih cycle is a 12 lunar month calendar system. Each month begins on the day after a new moon (tilem). The middle of each month is the full moon (purnama).

PAWUKON The Pawukon calendar system is believed to be indigenous to the Ba-linese, possibly rooted in the thou-sand-year-old rice-growing cycle of the island. There are six months to a Pawukon year, and 35 days to a Pawukon month. So a Pawukon year is 210 days. Each Pawukon month is divided into many shorter cycles (weeks) that run concurrently. The most important weeks are the 3, 5, and 7 day weeks

Certain days of the Sasih are con-sidered important, namely tilem and purnama. Temple anniversaries and festivals usually occur on a purnama. Days prior to a Sasih new year, the whole island participates in celebra-

tions and presenting offerings and performing ritual temple cleansing. The climax is the day of the new year: Nyepi. On this day, the entire island goes into reflection and meditation, shutting down everything, including electricity. So, don’t be surprised if your hotel manager asks you to close your curtain on a Nyepi day.On the Pawukon cycle, certain con-junctions of the different week cycles are considered significant. On these days, ceremonies and sacred dances are performed in the temples, and people immerse themselves in prayers and meditation. Michael

/tīm/: 1. The movement of matter in the universe. 2. The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. 3. Plan, schedule, or arrange when something should happen or be done: “the first race is timed for 11:15”.

Widdhi Wasa


Vector Art by Mugwort

Proudly a Canadian company, Momentum has become market leaders in the specialty SCUBA market segment, with an unmatched selection of different models, tech-nologies and price-points. Momentum continues to strive to put the best into their products, spending extra time on the smallest details, so that their watches will truly be“a little out of the ordinary.


The Kardashev scale classifies how techno-logically advanced a civilization is based on the amount of energy a civilization is able to generate, harvest and control.

Type 1 can harness all the power available on a single planet (wind, solar, nuclear, etc). Its culture and economy are global. It is toler-ant, communicative and pluralistic. A Type 1 civilization must be peaceful.Type 2 can harness all the power from its nearest star and is capable of interplanetary spaceflight and communication. The Fed-eration of Planets from Star Trek is a good example. Type 3 can harness all the power of its home galaxy. Faster than light travel is fully embed-ded in culture and commerce. Such a para-digm is inherently difficult to imagine from our perspective.

Nature and all its organisms on Earth would be a Type 1 civilization. Humans of Earth are

a Type Zero civilization. We possess many qualities of Type 1 but have yet to make the requisite shift to global peace. We can tap into enough energy to totally transform or destroy ourselves and the planet, yet we still have famine, war and totalitarian rule.

The Kardashev Scale is an exponential growth curve meaning the rate of evolution occurs faster over time. If it takes Humans ten million years to reach a Type 1 civiliza-tion, it may take only one thousand years to reach Type 2. Norrin Radd



The method of becoming a solar cooker is quite simple. Start by looking straight into the rising morning sun for only a few seconds. Slowly increase the time to 30 to 35 minutes. If you do this gradually, your eyes will not be damaged and help in charging your brain with solar energy.Desire for food will slowly diminish as the brain starts developing the capac-ity to store solar energy. You develop a corona of energy around you. As this energy field becomes stronger, diseases don’t harm you. Even your worst enemy will become harmless. Hira Ratan Manek

For thousands of years Extra Terrestrial Civilizations have created systems of in-formation transmission with Earth dwell-ers. Ancient spiritual sites such as Stone-henge, the Nazca Lines, the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Machu Picchu sym-bolically convey introductory information about the evolution of consciousness, the universe and our solar system, and the future of mankind. Zen La


Solar activity is a catalyst for evolutionary process. Solar light stimulates change in matter, energy, and consciousness for all beings in our universe. Evolutionary change is Sun driven and new energy is coming from deep space via the portal of the Sun. 2012 gives us the gift of solar healing, penetrating deep into the cells of mankind and removing all that stands in the way of humanity’s next step on the ascension ladder.


where K is a civilization’s Kardashev rating and W is its power output in watts.The total photosynthetic productivity of earth is between ~1500–2250 TW, or 47,300–71,000 exajoules per year, making nature a 0.9 Kardashev scale civilization.

Galactic Humans: humans existing in a whole galactic spectrum with a whole ga-lactic tribe or community, spanning the cosmos, and creating on the galactic level

The ‘aliens’ you must come into contact with are those portions of your con-sciousness, that have for thousands of years been suppressed within youand have become disguised in the idea of fear. Bashar

A wave emanating from a black hole at the galactic centre is expected to pass our sun on December 23rd, 2012 specifi-cally. This is based on 20,000 crop circles decoded over 20 years and several en-counters with ET's during space missions.youtube.com/watch?v=SQj5qgAwQQQ


Russian Cosmonaut Reveals CRITICAL SECRETS

nazca linesDyson Sphere: an orbiting megacluster of solar power satel-lites and space habitats designed to collect energy from a Star.

Crop Circles are geometric patterns that appear myste-riously in crop fields. The crop is not cut, but is usually laid flat and most often swirled into an attractive pattern.Crop circles come in many shapes and sizes and have portrayed astronomical alignments, sacred geometry, complex mandalas, and coded messages. Some theo-rize that crop circles are created by extra-terrestrial civili-zations to seed higher knowledge into the human collec-tive unconscious. Chakotay


/spās/: 1. The final frontier. 2. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe. 3. A period or interval of time. 4. Blank sections in printed material available for use by advertisers.

www.wikipedia.org/Kardeshev Scale

Star Trek TNG: Dyson Sphere.com/watch?v=ECLvFLkvY7Y


/ˈmedisən paTH/:1. Knowledge and wisdom arising from the experience of the innate ground of all being. 2. Teachings of the sacred hoop.



The Elders declared that this new Fifth World would have as its hallmark the attributes of positive feminine energy. They explained that the Fourth World, which had been hallmarked by male energy dominance, had had its time, and made its contributions. Now that World is passing away. The Fifth World being born must not be one of separatist female dom-inance, but rather one of forming a renewed society of women and men as equals. Fifth World society is shaped by the feminine paths of cooperation, nonaggression, inclusiveness, noncompetitiveness, service rather than dominance, use of psychic and spiritual gifts as well as technology, and living in conscious harmony with nature’s ways. Solomon Treefoot

You have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered:

Where are you living?What are you doing?What are your relationships?Are you in right relation?Where is your water?Know your garden.It is time to speak your truth.Create your community.Be good to each other.And do not look outside yourself for your leader.

This could be a good time! There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart and will suffer greatly. Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey come to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word ‘struggle’ from your attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Oraibi, Arizona, June 2000



This time is viewed as an amping up of everything. It’s an incred-ible opportunity to discover what we really are. Which is that, even though it seems as though lots is happening to us, the reality is that nothing is happening to us. Life is happening, and now more than ever, we need to realize that we are simply a part of that. Not "it's happening to us", that's separation, that's not the view. The view is "life is happening, and we're a part of it".


Our ancestors have taught us that everything moves, nothing is static, no matter how it appears. Everything is moving. If we pay attention to the move-ment, we are in the river like the Hopi prophecy says.

In the dominant culture, we do things by what time it is. But time is simply a measure of movement. In this case, the Sun around the Earth is how we measure time. But time really isn’t anything. It’s movement.

From our perspective, it’s the movement to be paying at-tention to, not the time. Not December 21st 2012. It’s the movement. Is it amping up? Yes. How come? Because of the movement. The movement of everything is changing. When movement changes everything is impacted. Particularly when we’re talking the movement of whole systems. Whole systems are moving. Economic systems: moving, social systems: moving. Educational systems:

moving, health care systems: m o v i n g , p l ane ta r y s y s t e m s : moving. It’s about the move-ment. So if I realize that, the movement isn’t happening to me. If I realize that I’m part of that movement, then like the prophecy says, I look around to see who is in that movement with me.

Don’t grab onto the banks. Even though there might be a huge temptation to grab onto the bank of education, or grab onto the bank of drugs, or the bank of the banks… No no. Be part of the movement. So I notice who’s in the movement with me, and like the prophecy says, “celebrate!” Celebrate doesn’t mean it’s all sh*ts and giggles. In that context, cel-ebrate means I open my heart.

Use your mind de l iberate ly to recall a time when you touched s o m e o n e with kind-ness. Our

bodies hold memories, and

not just traumatic memories, good

memories too. Take your left hand and

bring it up to your heart. Imagine bringing that body

memory of touching another with kindness, through this arm and hand so that now this hand is touching this body with kindness. And over and over, no matter what your mind is doing, let your attention rest in the space beneath this hand, as this hand touches this body with kindness.

What we discover is that as soon as my left hand rests on the heart, the limbic brain starts

to soothe and the right brain opens. And it’s my right brain that I want to activate. My left brain is very linear, black and white, “if that, then this,” it’s very analytic. I don’t want to activate that, that’s already activated. I want to activate the spacious-ness of “hmm what are the possibilities?” The eagle view, of “hmm look at all this space ..hmm is it really that black and white?” The right brain is much more grey.

It literally changes the electro-magnetic energy of our bodies, when we do that simple prac-tice. So, that would be a prac-tice that I would recommend. It’s just a matter of doing it, mind you, not just knowledge, like “oh ya, I know what to do, I’m not doing it.” (laughs) Mitakuye Oyasin


IN THE RIVER WITH DUNCAN GRADYDuncan Grady is a wisdom keeper of the Medicine Wheel, an ancient indigenous map for finding right relationship with our-selves, our environment, and those around us. Duncan is a gifted healer and storyteller and has a psychotherapy practice in Nelson. Brain


It all started with one struggling survivor. One little orphan survived the 1935 Kiwi propaga-tion project which saw all but this one fruit-ing vine fail to take root in a special USDA growing facility in California. Now home to over 10 000 acres of American kiwis (Actin-idia Deliciosa) this lone little orphan became the mother plant from which every thriving Kiwi in the USA has grown.

Before 1910 the Kiwi was grown only in China where it was abundant along the

banks of the Yangtze River reaching hieghts of over 30 feet. A New Zealand native, Isabel Fraser, smuggled a few seeds on her return to New Zealand from a trip to the Orient. The rare homeless seeds found their way into the green thumbed hands of one Alexander Allison who is considered historically as the Great Uncle of the Kiwi fruit. The Kiwi flour-ished in the Bay of Plenty and it was from these vineyards that our friend, the orphan plant, was taken. Between 1940 and 1970 the Kiwi prospect grew dormant and the Kiwi crops langered until the brothers Tanimoto who together jump started what is now a flourishing Kiwi market in the USA. By 1971 with only one acre of vines, the Tanimoto Brothers began shipping this strange fuzzy delight to a population ready for a new flight-less fruit. mc


David Bronner, president of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, which imports more than 20 tons of hemp oil each year from Canadian farmers, was arrested by members of the DC Metropolitan Police Department after com-mitting an act of civil disobedience within sight of the White House the morning of June 11, 2012. Bronner and fellow hemp activists unloaded a jail cell-like structure (to prevent police from immediately interfering), which Bronner locked himself into with 12 hemp plants. He then proceeded to harvest the plants and press hemp oil from them. more @ www.marketwatch.com



Autumn is falling with the leaves, and their vital energy flows deep into the Earth. Now is the time to harvest roots. Burdock, Chicory, Dandelion, Swamp Dragon(Devils Club oplopanax Horridus), Sarsaparilla, Oregon grape roots all add potent allies to the medi-cine pouch. Cooch roots can be ground into flour to make breads. Rose Hips abound, ripe for the picking, and Red-Banded Polypores sprout from the trees offering Cancer cleansing medicines for our bodies.

Take the Polypores with rose hips, apples, or elderberry, boiled into a strong tea! The call now is the BE PREPARED! In the grocery, go Wild stocking up foodstuffs for the coming winter, its always good to have a full pantry! If you find your pantry naked, the forest and its wild abundance will help you IMMENSELY! Get to know it with Love and Gratitude! Kale Phoenix

Tobacco is traditionally used by many First Nations people to pray, give thanks to the Creator and Mother Earth, Communicate with the spirits, and purify the mind and heal the body.



/plants/: 1. Any of various photosynthetic organisms characteristically producing embryos and containing chloroplasts 2. Guides to healing and wisdom 3. Trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses 4.

Power plants are a legitimate way to remind us that the real world is very dif-ferent from the misshapen universe we have created for ourselves by means of our cultured-conditioned prejudices. Aldous Huxley

Nature is not something other than human life; we are part of Nature, deeply related to the whole design, an inseparable part of all the connective tissues of existence itself. We are inside Nature, and like a great mother who sees that her children have fouled themselves, have failed to come home when called, are getting up to serious mischief, and are in great peril, she is going to remind us what time it is, where we are, and who we are… And who she is. James O'deaexcerpt from The Mystery of 2012, Sounds True Inc.

First we need to understand that Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Peyote and other Sacred Power plants are “entheogens”, coined from Greek roots meaning

“to realize the divine within.” The entheogens are different to drugs such as cocaine, heroin and speed since they are

low in addiction potential and overdose risk, and are of very low organic toxicity.

It is vital to relate to these power plants in a proper manner using them in ritual settings and context. By using them in a skillful and respectful manner they can heal and transform lives in wonderful ways and free us from the imprisonment of our limited mind sets. Like fire, they are not to be played with casually or used in a irresponsible way.

At the end the real value of the ceremony is what you do with it, how it serve you to live a better life and enhance all

your actions and relationships. In other words, how to bring it back home. Diego Palma www.ayahuasca-wasi.com

Visionary, healing, spirit-invoking plants have been widely used since time immemorial. From Neolithic shamans buried with their pipes and plant residues, to the spirit-flight iconography of ancient cave paintings, and the use of "soma" in the Rig Veda of ancient India; the spiritual, medicinal, therapeutic, and divinatory uses of these plants have continued as living practices and are still em-ployed by in the jungles, forests, plains, and mountains, as well as a growing presence in cities and global cultural centres. William Starchild


REMEMBER Blueberry Ayahuasca Visions

HUMANS GONE WILD!www.wikipedia.org/Emanuel Bronner

www.wikipedia.org/ Kiwi Fruit

The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby. “A Copernican revolu-tion for the life sciences.” Medical Tribune



December 21 2012 marks the beginning of a significant cosmic shift. What exactly does this mean for us moving forward? Turning to the tarot for guidance, Aleis-ter Crowley’s eight of disks emerged.From a purely symbolic standpoint, eight on its side represents infinity –

the possibilities are indeed infinite. Following suit with the cosmic changes, many people are choosing to walk the path of awakening to their infinite potential.With the eight of disks linked astrologically to the sun in Virgo, we are advised to put that beaming sun energy into creating balance in our lives. Extremes are to be avoided. Moreover, since disks rep-resent the earthly realm, we are encouraged to prepare for the changing times in a practi-cal Virgo-like way – to ensure that our health and finances and other earthly matters are in the flow.In this state we will be able to invite the new seeds of consciousness to bloom in the most beautiful way. Ashley Hain



“We're not in creation, we are creation.”

The six of disks, called success, in the Thoth tarot deck is the centre card of the spread I did. It represents the materialization of the will of the stars, as-trological determinism so to speak. It indi-cates that all will go as planned in our preces-sion of the equinoxes. We have a certain degree of free will as

to what “degree” of our best future we mani-fest. In other words, things are predetermined to a degree, but are not set in stone. This card is an omen that we will achieve our highest potentiality, and will not falter from our “best fate”. The Prince of Cups is shown presently in the mind, indicating looking down into the hear, the conscience, and being stung then transformed by this emotion. Below, in the heart, is shown the Tower, the collapse of the old self and world view as a result of the opening of the third eye (eye of shiva/horus).

Combining the meaning of the cards, it shows humanity having a turn of heart, a radical shift in world-view, like a sudden epiphany, and turning in a more positive, balanced direction. We connect back to our heart centre, asking “how do we feel now”, and the result of that is radical transformation. The six of disks in-dicates that this entire process belongs to a long cycle of evolution, and all is moving ac-cording to plan, regardless of how off course some of us may feel. Ayam Abraxas

ASTRO-CLIMATOLOGYIn this era, we are crossing the highly charged Galactic plane; it’s the apex of a macro-cycle and the beginning of another higher frequency cycle. We are scientifical-ly measuring an exponentially increasing influx of the highest frequencies, activat-ing, quickening and thus warming all local planets.

This is a period of highly increased energy. This potentiation means it is easier to change things. Our capacity is highly en-ergized and there is greater opportunity and responsibility. Where we direct our energy and focus is reflected back to us

with greater amplitude and expediency. It is key to focus on the beneficial, and clear outmoded and dysfunctional patterning. The time has come to “re-program the ho-logram mainframe”.

This is why it’s so important to feed positive intentions and actions into it, as ‘energy follows conscious focus’, and what we support or feed thrives accordingly and visa versa. What we are doing is self-ful-filling prophecy. Dave Hurst

catch Universal Traveller on CJLY Coop Radio


In western astrology we have the classical divine spark, and in that spark is more than just a cerebral intelligence, it’s a life force of all-knowing consciousness. We have linear consciousness in our brain which is it’s own gift, it helps us to filter consciousness, oth-erwise we’d probably go mad. We’re meant to be in limitation for good reason. It can be fun, it’s wonderful, it’s its own joy. Make the most of what you’ve got and see the value of it because on a personality level you are temporary anyway. At a deeper level there’s a lot more going on.

All of creation is sourced in sound. Creation is happening at every nanosecond, like a repeat-ing, resonating principal. Sound is the source of creation and if the sound from the source, call it God if you like, stopped, everything would just disin-tegrate. It would implode. So you get this beautiful notion of sound resonance, fre-quency, vibration, the ever present now creating again and again.

It's not just that the Sun's in the sky; we live in the sun. The Sun's

energy field goes out for one light day into space. It creates the helio-

pause, a membrane around the sun that could be illustrated as an egg. We more or less live in the white of the egg.

Every sun, every star, has it's own unique molecular structure, and

so every one is like a differ-ent person. They're actually known in cosmic languages as cosmic citizens.

The Mayan cosmology "end date" is syn-chronizing with the birth of a global culture. A birthing process is painful, but the baby gets born, and there's more in it as a positive than a negative. This is a definite time of massive awakening.






/ˌdivəˈnāSHən/: 1. Unusual insight: intuitive perception. 2. The art, practice, or gift of discerning or discovering future events or unknown things.

Contact with aliens and ancestors, chan-neling, visitations, entities, medicine spirits, and journeys into the soul territory are a mysterious part of all planetary cul-tures. Its from this inspired imagination, this spiritually activated creative process, that solutionary designs and innovations arrive to help guide humanity in the col-

laborative redesign of our civilization. As these imaginal edges grow closer, they fuse deeper with mainstream and alter-native culture threatening the patriarchal rule of science and offering endless evolu-tions to the spirit of our potential as sen-tient beings. Delvin Solkinson

Things got cosmic with Michael O’Connor. I spoke with the popular astrologer and local hero about his craft, signs of the future, and what’s really going on around 12/21/12. Brain

Michael O’Connor’s weeky syndicated as-trology column has a digital home @ www.sunstarastrology.com. Michael offers work-shops and private readings and is based in Nelson BC.


Bill Nye on Astrology.



December 21st: In the grand scheme of things, it's the alignment of the sun, from the earth's perspective with the galactic equator that creates this entire phenomenon of the new cycle. It happens twice in a 26 thousand year processional round. Michael O’Connor


/n(y)o͞oyi(ə)rs/ 1. Celebration marking one revolution of the Earth around the Sun. 2. The time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count is incremented. 3. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar falls on 1 January.



Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese calendar. Because the calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the “Lunar New Year” and Agricul-ture / Agricultural / Agrarian Calendar’s New Year.

On December 31st at the Eagle’s Hall, Nelson will have an all-ages New Year’s party with 6 hours straight of live music. The Cocoa-Nut Lounge, Nelson’s favourite venue for live music and chocolate, will be open for the evening, serving up Laura and Jaime’s famous sweet and savoury snacks, as well as all types of non-alcoholic beverag-es. Tickets are $25, and come with 2 food and/or drink items, or $50 for a family, which in-cludes 4 food/drink items. More concession items will be avail-able for sale. Doors will open at 6:30.

Starting at 7pm, the stage will warm up with some of Nelson’s favourite solo acts, includ-ing Darcy Hula, Eric Johnson, Spoon Castro and dOUG nORMAL. At 9pm, the dance floor opens with The Jones Brothers, rock and soul to get your feet moving. At 11pm, Lift will make its rocking debut with its eclectic style of original dance rock.

The Jones Brothers features Big Mama Blue, Kenny “High Pockets” Gilles on the harp, C.W. Jones and his brothers, and the director and star of the recent “Jesus Christ Superstar” production Kevin Armstrong. With their “Rock and Soul” sound, they are sure to get the crowd moving. Lift is a new band, but with the experience of 4 music scene veterans: Alan Kirk, Michael Frederick, Matt Steed-man (formerly of The Toques), and Kevin Armstrong. They bring groove-oriented rock to the stage, and will keep people on their feet well into the New Year.

Advance tickets are available at Positive Apparel Thrift Store (721 Front Street), Big Cranium Design (273 Baker Street) and Boomtown Emporium (510 Hall St.).

Maybe it’s much too early in the gameAh, but I thought I’d ask you just the sameWhat are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve? Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight? When it’s exactly twelve o’clock that nightWelcoming in the New Year, New Year’s Eve… Maybe I’m crazy to supposeI’d ever be the one you choseOut of the thousand invitations You receive… Ah, but in case I stand one little chanceHere comes the jackpot question in advanceWhat are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?



/ˈsōlstis/: 1. Biannual event when the sun appears to stop its latitudinal migration and move in the opposite direction. 2. When the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky at noon, marked by the longest and shortest days. 3. An epic doom metal band from England.


The long night is over. No longer will we swim in circles like fish in the dark beneath the moon. “Except ye become as little children, ye cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven”. It is the end of oppression by the church and state, the reign of the Emperor is over, and the Aquar-ian Goddess takes her place upon the throne of Earth. We will return to harmony with the environment, as our 4 000 year digression was part of a long, as-trological cycle.

We are now in the Aeon of Horus, the child, who repre-sents the balance of our mascu-line and feminine energies as a planet, just as the union of the mother and the father produced the Son, and now, the daughter. The Emperor, or the Father, rep-resents our cities, our society, while the Empress, the Mother, is the Earth. The seven chakra seals open and we return to wisdom of the child, freed from materialism and blown about by the breath of synchronicity. It is the beginning of a new Golden Age, the New Earth as foretold in ancient prophecy. Gabrielle’s horn, faint at first, blows louder and louder, till the spiritually dead rise from their graves, be-holding revelation. Ayam Abraxas

Solstice mapJose Arguelles, Mayan Factor

Originally named for a sugar coated almond thrown out at festivals in Italy, in 1875 Enrico Mangili, began selling paper confetti for use in carnevale di Milano. The prov-ince of Milan was one of the main hubs of silk manu-facturing. Mangili collected the small punched paper

disks that were left as a byproduct from the production of the holed sheets used by the silkworm breeders as cage

bedding, and selling them for profit. Paper confetti became common all over Europe in just a couple of decades.

History of Confetti

Onitsuka Tiger - Zodiac Race

Frank Loesser

Age of Aquarius from Hair




2008’s “That’s it That’s All” set the new standard for new shred film as well as the calibre of riding at the edge of the sport. Shot in HD and showing some of the biggest best spots in the world, Travis shows his mastery of all levels of snowboarding prowess, while simul-taneously creating a masterpiece of cinematography which has inspired the new generation of upcoming riders and filmers alike. Sijay

The Ride Slack Country boasts one of the light-est board weights on the market. Utilizing a hemp based topsheet called Hempbrain™, and a twintip design, this board allows for all mountain versatility and a dream ride in the pow.


Drivers are required to obey Winter Tire and Chain Up signs throughout the prov-ince. The designated routes require that vehicles are either equipped with winter tires or carry chains from October 1 to April 30.

Before winter, make sure the chains fit your tires. Do not deflate tires to install tire chains (tires should be normal inflation.) Make sure that all crosslink chain hooks

are facing away from the tire. Install as tightly as possible by hand for maximum chain life and performance. Drive forward one truck-length and retighten the chains if neces-sary. Do not exceed 50 kilome-tres per hour. Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Avoid spin-ning of wheels. Avoid hitting curbs with tire chains. • If chains should fail, stop imme-diately and repair or remove. Do not drive with a broken tire chain.

/ˈwintər/: 1. wonderland 2. The coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August. 3. Powder days. 4. the most wonderful time of the year 5. Edgar winter.


3 FROM KAL TIREZ-Chain: A premium high performance product, the Z-Chain is the choice of many emergency vehicle operators.Shur Grip Z: The most popular choice for passenger cars. Shur Grip Z chains are easy to install and ABS compatible.Radial Chain: The economical choice, this Radial Chain features spring rollers and provide a smooth, quiet ride.


Eddie Bauer is credited with inventing the "puff jacket." Little could Eddie have known that the apparatus he built to prevent from freezing in 1938 would later fuel one of the hottest winter fashion trends in history. The first puffy jackets looked like costumes for a futurist sci-fi flick but the puffs of today are lightweight, multi coloured form fitting and oh so sexy. According to the Kootenay dudes sur-veyed, the only thing sexier than a hotty wearing a puff jacket is a hotty taking one off. Thank you Eddie B. mc


It’s 8:15, I watch the lift maze fill up with the likeminded snow folk. We all crave the unmarked line, the fresh pow, the deeps. First chair is a way of being for the dedi-cated. There are purists and hardcores who hike the ridge lines before first lift to get the sunrise descent of a rarely ridden run. Their beards are like the rings of a tree, the icicles representing years of dedication to the dis-covery of new places to board. These people are mystical beings to me. Most of us here are not really the heavy-duty hike into the backcountry types, so this experience of first run is the dragon to chase. We can be equally fanatical and singularly focussed. There’s more of us here every year. They say there’s no friends on powder days, but I find that almost completely the opposite.

At 8:45 they start loading the chairs and there is always a cheer, a ritual of connection amongst everyone. It’s the blessing of being able to do one of the most amazing things on earth. The experience of snowboarding is in the moment, but the feelings reverber-ate out over life. The flow and ease in which you relate to the hill becomes a metaphor for how you navigate in the world. Be in the moment and skillfully maneuver through the obstacles. Look before you leap, play safe, shred hard, remember to breathe. Sijay


COMPUTER EYESOakley’s Recon goggles represent the merger of the fu-turistic HUD technology with years of experience creating world-class eye gear. The in-goggle information, which appears at a glance off to the corner of your vision in an unobtrusive manner, recreates the appearance of a 14-inch monitor being viewed from five feet away. Iphone and Android users can read their email and text, as well as get detailed readouts of stats like maps, altimeters and GPS coordinates. Only $599 for those who just can’t resist bringing their gadgets to the hill.

They may drive Piston Bullys, but they are usually the nicest people on the hill. The Cat operators work all night pushing snow around the mountain so that things are smooth for us the next day. They get the sunrise, and the first lift too. when do they sleep?



A stiff molded support behind the heel and up the calf area. The HyBak was originally designed by inventor Jeff Grell and built by Flite Snowboards. This allows the rider to apply pressure and effect a “heelside” turn.

Jake Burton, developed a snurferlike model into a legitimate sporting good. Footstraps for better control, fins for more stability,a and metal edges. In 1977, he founded his namesake company which has innovated the most in the sport. Other pioneers in-cluded Tom Sims, Chuck Barfoot, Winter-stick, Gnu, HoogerBooger and Avalanche, all bringing a unique innovation to the pro-totype equipment.

Snowboarding’s first professionals pio-neered terrain, equipment and maneu-vers in a relatively untapped realm of potential. Terry Kidwell, riding for Sims, was an innovator in the freestyle half-pipe, winning most competitions in the early 80’s.

Craig Kelly, Snowboarding’s original superstar, was unbeatable for most of the mid to late 80’s, and then became a back country legend, bringing snow-boarding to the early cat skiing and he-licopter operations of BC in the 90’s. He died tragically in an avalanche in 2007.

The godfather of modern snowboard-ing began his reign in 1987 at the age of 15, and dominated the 90’s as one of the next generation of rising snowboard talents. Terje Haakonsen’s 20 year career saw him innovate much of what has become standard in a mountain freerider’s repertoire, inlcuding invert-ed spins, huge outdoor kickers, Alaskan first descents, setting the stage for the film revolution and equipment boom that has swept the past 2 decades.

The late 80’s and early 90’s brought a drastic evolution of style, amplitude and terrain. Big board companies were sending their seasoned vets on heli trips, while legions of new young rippers crossing over from skate-boarding were invading the ski areas jumping off and on everything in sight, giving birth to the term jibbing, soon standardized to launches, rails and boxes in terrain parks. The rise of the all around freerider began.

The 1996 Olympics in Nagano saw the sport achieve worldwide recognition. With the first freestyle and racing events ever held in the Games, the sport entered an era of rapid growth and dispute. Some notable snowboarders were unwilling to have the sport judged by skiers, and skiers were unwilling to allow the fledgling sport to manage its own judging. This schism still exists.

This is also the Olympics where Ross Reba-gliatti of Whistler BC won the downhill event only to have his medal stripped for marijuana use. The medal was reinstated the next day.

A revolution in board construction was begun in the mid 90’s but exploded into prominence in the early 2000’s. Awareness of camber and sidecut was giving birth to twintip freestyle boards de-signed to be functional for riders who wanted to be able to ride both directions. This decade saw enormous innovation of everything from boards to outerwear. Big mountain freeriding and inner city/ park freestyle brought new technical concerns to the table. Throughout the 2K’s board manufac-turers have sought to out innovate each other in terms of materials, shapes, and graphics. Profes-sional riders give input to companies to help them produce increasingly responsive products. The trend continues.


2000’S 2006 - BEYOND


Young surf freak Sherman Poppen envisioned a surfboard for the snow. The first version was a 1.2 meter long plastic plank: two kids’ skis bolted to-gether. One year later, in 1965, his idea was put into production: Carried out together with a bowling-ball manufacturer, the now called “snurfer” sold over a million units in 10 years.






The big money revolution in snowboarding really kicked in to high gear in the mid 2000’s as energy drink companies like Red Bull began pumping endless resources into the best riders. The result was mega stars such as Travis Rice who took the sport to unprecedented levels in both the compe-tition and freeride backcountry worlds. The 2010 Olympics thrust Shaun White to global promi-nence with his gold medal halfpipe run, one of the most watched sports events of the new olympic era. Red bull had built him his own secret training facility.In 2012 Travis Rice bridged the competition and freeride world with the event Supernatural, taking place at Baldface Catskiing, building a course of kickers and features on a natural mountain face and inviting the top riders in the world to compete. The next level has arrived.








/snōˈbôrdiNG/: 1. Slide downhill on a board. 2. Combines nature, high speed, technical skill and bliss. 3. The alpine equivalent to surfing.

Red Bull Supernatural, Travis RiceTransworld Snowboarding THE RESISTANCE (2000)




Excuse me boys. Female talent Nadia Samer has backcountry skills that keep most men on the porch. Nadia is an extreme skier who has also developed a love for snowmobiling and has a feature segment in the latest Boondockers 8 flick.

WINTER TECH RECThe Polaris RZR is well known for power, reliability, style and flair. Grins are guaranteed each time you go squirt some dirt with this machine. You get aggressive sound without excessive noise, all within the legal limits. Safety and luxury. Turbos lend not only a WOO HOO factor, but they can also provide a little extra oomph to get you out of jams, granted some people use the extra bit of horsepower to get themselves into more pickles... Either way, the fun factor is boosted along with the RZR!

Wow factor, that’s what it’s all about sometimes. I recently watched an episode of Duck Dynasty. You guessed it, the side by side of choice for the most elite Rednecks, the Polaris RZR. Willie did choose to go all out with blinged out rims, half windshield and a roof!All in all, the sky is the limit for these units. Visit your local Dealer today for a complete accessory guide. More ideas can be found at www.utvcanada.com. www.MainJet.ca

“Trish, did you climb anything cool? Did you take any jumps? Did you hit any trees?” Forty-two little eyes stared at me, waiting for the week’s stories of my sledding adventures on the Salmo-Creston pass in B.C. in the winter of 2011. I laughed at how my new bruises and stories of stucks and trees made me 10 feet tall in their eyes. So many of them shared an intense passion for the outdoors.

These kids were my senior physical education students from the Homelinks Learning Program in Creston, B.C. The Canadian Avalanche Centre provided a wealth of knowledge and resources. The curriculum encompassed many topics, in-cluding frostbite and frostnip, hypothermia, dressing in layers, safety equipment and how to use it effectively, avalanche awareness, how to pack a daypack for winter sports, winter shelters and how to light a fire in the winter.

Some had never seen a beacon let alone been taught to use one. Living on the Salmo-Creston these kids absolutely needed this awareness. Knowledge is the key. One young man asked if he could share his 4-H speech with the class. We were in our third week of classes at this

point and he was very motivated to learn all he could about sur-vival. On his own, he purchased Les Stroud’s book, Will To Live. There was no way this kid was going to perish in the outdoors. His speech was awesome, and it really inspired me. These kids need us. They are so open to learn from the ones who share the same passion for the sports they crave. While they may idolize the air we catch on our sleds, or the climb we execute, they need us to teach them how to be responsible, educated outdoor enthusiasts. Not only must we practise what we preach but we must also be aware that we have the opportunity to make a differ-ence. These kids are the sled-ders of tomorrow. Take the time to reach out to the youth in your community. It really does make a difference. Trish Dinkle

From early December until late March, it’s almost as if the darkest clouds in British Columbia brood above the infa-mous Salmo - Creston pass...


/snō’spôrt/: 1. An activity involving physical exertion and skill played on snow or ice. 2. Snowmobile, snowshoe, ski, snowboard, toboggan, bobsleigh, cross-country, hockey, snowball fighting, snowman/woman making (love), igloo building, snowflake catching (on tongue).


Mini Snowmobiles for Kids!

The Rolls Royce of Snow Racers. New 2012 Model. The extra large King Size Sled boasts an increased length, a lengthened steering column, and a higher sitting position, so adults can comfortably join the fun! The Snowracer features a tubular steel frame, shock absorber, automatic winder and rugged skis.






1900 Instant Coffee is invented by Japanese inventor Satori Kato.

1901 Luigi Bezerra invents the world’s first espresso machine the Tipo Giganta.

1903 A shipment of coffee beans arrives at the warehouse of German coffee importer Ludwig Rossillius completely soaked and ruined from their journey from Nicaragua. The soaking of the coffee had accidentally decaffeinated the coffee and the world witnesses the birth of de-caf.

1906 Inventor George Washington, not that one, perfected the process of “mass produced” instant coffee later marketed as Red-i Coffee.

1908 Melitta Benze improvises a coffee filter made from her son’s blotting paper. The Mellitta filter revolutionizes coffee preparation.

1920 Prohibition creates a whole nation of booze lovers with no booze available. Reefer was still in short supply so coffee became the drug of choice.

1926 Coffee is declared “beneficial” by the Food and Drug ad-ministration.

1942 Maxwell House instant coffee is the coffee for the rations kits of American soldiers and is said to be the reason they didn’t get creamed.

1950 Achille Gaggia improves on the espresso machine utilizing a piston system. The resulting “crema” marked the introduction of the Cappuccino.

1956 The beat poets are born. Intellectuals are now cool. The cof-feehouse of the fifties became the hub of the free thinkers.

1966 Alfred Peet, son of a Dutch roaster opens Peet’s Coffee in Berkely California where he introduces “dark roast” to the world.

1971 English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Zeigl and writer Gordon Bowkre learn the technique of dark roasting from Alfred Peet and open the first Starbucks in Seattle Washington.

1972 Baseball hero Joe DiMaggio becomes pitchman for Mr. Coffee which in turn becomes the best selling coffee machine ever.

1982 Drip coffee salesman Howard Schultz visits Milan and real-izes that there are 200 000 cafes full of coffee drinkers. Schultz returns to America where he convinces the boys at Starbucks that they should sell coffee to drink as well as their trademark beans. Starbucks the coffeehouse is erected.

1993 Oso Negro awakens in Nelson British Columbia.

2000 Tim Horton’s is blocked from opening in Nelson BC.

2011 Kootenay Time introduces it’s signature espresso drink, the Half Nelson, creating a taste sensation.


COFFEE/ˈkôfē/: 1. A beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground or crushed coffee beans of the two-seeded coffee berry of certain coffee trees. 2. The seeds or fruit themselves. 3. A cup of coffee. 4. God’s greatest gift to man, besides woman.


Senor Zale has been a coffee cowboy for 13 years. Stationed conveniently in front of the Kootenay Coop, Zale spent the first eight years on Baker St. roofless. The main man to many a coffee lover, Zale's Cowboy Coffee kiosk is a beacon of coffee sanctity. His Bean Around the World brew is robust full and round with no burnt taste or peaky spikes. January 2nd marks Zale's 13th year anniversary. Stop by for a Quad-shot. mc


CLOSEDBe it a straight short, a double long, a quad-shot or half-half extra hot, Zoe's coffee is heralded as the realest deal in coffee town. So imagine my disap-pointment, having bounded up the steps to visit Nelson's unofficial coffee Queen, when I opened the door to the Royal Espresso only to find it gone! Awaiting your return. Jazz

QUAD MAN OUTIt's always nice to be around for the birth of a new word. Quadshot is one of these words. It's a fun word to say. And it says a lot about the person saying it… It says this person is serious about their caffeine and probably fun to hang out with. So as coffee drinking evolves so does the language. A quad - shot is four shots of espresso either straight up or in any coffee variation of choice. If you have yet to order a quad-shot... the time is now. Michael



Juniper’s bistro


Opens @ 6:00am7 days a week

Simple Food with a Twist

Prestige Lakeside701 Lakeside Drive.

Nelson BC250-352-7215


Mike and Ned @ Oso Negro

kootenay time = classic mexican chili $5

Probat shop roasters link state-of-the-art technology with classic design. www.probat.com



NELSON FOOD FRONTLINEOften the cooks and chefs of all the awesome food we eat daily go unnoticed. And not that they aren't appreciated it's just that they exist, many times, behind walls and through little kitchen windows and are rarely seen. They slave away in hot busy kitchens working intently on all the deliciousness that keeps us warm throughout the winter months. Be it the short order cook kicking' out some golden brown crinkle cuts or the highly

skilled graduates of the culinary world justin' a demiglaze, they all have one thing in common. They make us happy. So we thought we would take this opportunity to show our appreciation for the unsung heroes of the Nelson food front. We know that these photos only represent the tip of the iceberg and that for every one featured there are many more who are not. So thanks to ALL of the kind souls who fill our bowls. Encore. Michael

/fo͞od/: 1. Any nourishing substance that is taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc. 2. More or less solid nourishment, as distinguished from liquids. 3. Anything serving for consumption or use: food for thought.

1. Gavin + Ryan @ Epic Sushi 2. Wing @ Amanda’s 3. Yoshikatsu @ Korami 4. Ken @ New China 5. Mike @ Bibo 6. Rinata @ Only Bakery 7. James @ Outer Clove 8. Ward Nelson @ Hume 9. Chris Ward @ New Grande 10. Adam @ Louie’s 11. Wing @ Kings 12. Ed @ The Dock 13. Anne @ Busaba 14. Allan @ Kootenay Lake Hospital 15. Mike @ Thor’s Pizza 16. Grant @ Save-On Deli 17. Komang @ Kootenay Time 18. Steve @ Max & Irmas 19. Meadow @ Vienna 20. Ramone @ Soliel Levant 21. TJ @ Save-On Bakery 22. Shaba @ Kentucky Fried 23. Steve @ Finley’s 24. Andrew & Ryan @ Rick’s 25. Andrew @ Ido 26 Quizno- meister 27.Christopher @ Baba’s 28.John @ Kootenay Bakery 29 Nat @ Bent Fork 30. Gordon & Russell @ KC’s 31.Junipur @ junipers 32.Brent The Oyster Man 33. Whitewater Dudes 34. Allison @ Whitewater

We have only scratched the surface in highlighting the “ food nation “and take our hats off to all the servers in the Kootenays. Merci.

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GRAND FORKSSmallest post office in Canada.

Best Trash Can in BC





merry go round

It is almost impossible to take a wrong turn in the Kootenays. Even when you get lost here it feels right. Noted as some of the finest mo-torways on the planet, the Kootenay Loops offer unimaginable vistas punctuated by his-toric towns and villages well equipped with charm, old world architecture friendly folk deli-cious food and amazing coffee all set amongst breath-taking mountain views that reflect in the sky blue lakes throughout the journey. Fill up your gas tank. Point your vehicle in any direc-tion and drive. Whether it’s a couple of days touring the Kootenay Loops or a few hour’s cruise, the meditative magic of the entire Koo-tenay Region will see you coming home with a smile from year to year. Michael

Silverton, now a fairly sedate little Lakeside community was once the centre of Silver mining in the interior. Archives: Japanese Internment Camp

Japanese girls in Slocan Valley

Happy Days Donuts is the Graceland of Grand Forks:Freshest donuts this side of Princeton


Archives: Smelter and Workers

During the prosperous years of the 1890’s when copper was king, the main street of Greenwood was one of the busiest thoroughfares in the old west.


On HWY 3 west of Salmo on the extreme outskirts stands a very large and very Ameri-can looking gas bar slash Indian restau-

rant growing out of the rubble. Almost like a Canadian version of Baghdad cafe, the White line truck Stop and Indian Restau-rant is one of those places that you luckily stumble across in a veritable wasteland of bland.

Like a scene out of a Canadian border town movie, the Indian owned and operated gas complex is a high tech dream for the owners who live in a dusty trailer out back, sell gas close to the American border and create some of the most intense and authentic Indian fare anywhere. One glance into the kitchen and you know the cook means busi-ness.Brass and silver bowls overflow with dark curried goat. The butter chicken is piquant and floral and Channa is like manna, from heaven.

Take a holiday to Salmo. Make the White Line your first stop. You'll probably end up wanting to stay over just so you can eat there tomorrow. Whiteline Truck Stop5920a Hwy 3 Salmo, BC




NORTH SHORE ALL ABOARD Johnstoneorchard in the distance




Not far from the Gro-oP Gas Station near Winlaw all arrows point to PR Archery, the most complete bow and arrow shop in all the Koots. The collection of trophy heads is only slightly less impressive than the collection of blue ribbon turkey beards.



Baker Street Back in the day.

Lovers Love Kaslo.Just follow the signs.

BOOK REC:Lost Orchards:Vanishing Fruit Farms of the West Kootenayby Joan LangLieutenant Gov-ernor’s Medal for Historical Writing, second prize.

The ideals of the Freedomites emphasize communal living and action, ecstatic religious doctrine and anarchic attitudes towards ex-ternal regulation. The objective of the Douk-hobors in moving to Canada had been to escape religious persecution in Russia, but the community fractured soon after they arrived. The Sons of Freedom were the most radical of the resulting groups.





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On Linked In Josh Wapp is described as a media professional. In person Josh Wapp can be described as a very friendly larger than life medium with a rare sense of humour. Well done. Nelson is lucky to have him.


A German immigrant named Frederick William Rueckheim invented Cracker Jack. Rueckheim came to Chicago in 1872 to help clean up after the famous Chicago fire. He also worked selling popcorn from a cart. Together with brother Louis, Rueckheim ex-perimented and came up with a delightful popcorn candy, which the brothers decided to mass market. Cracker Jack was first mass-produced and sold at the first Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. The Ferris Wheel, Aunt Jemima pancakes, and the ice cream cone were also introduced at the event.

In 1912, toy surprises were first put into every Cracker Jack box. Since then over 17 billion toys have been put into boxes. Michael

Sponge Bob discovers the lost amulet of At-lantis certain that it spells Squarepantis. The magic is released when the broken token is reintegrated and a magic musical bus that is powered by song delivers the Bikini Bottom team to the lost City of Atlantis where the King, David Bowie, explains that in Atlantis money is obsolete as are fossil fuels and that art and science have replaced war and capi-talism. A song, a song to move along! Michael

MOMENTUM MACHINESAre Momentum Machines the golden arches of the future? As robots enter the arms race and rescuebots help with the human race, Momentum Machines is about to create a new race. An industrial strength gourmet caliber Momen-tum burger will become the Michael Schumacher of the new global "burger race." Charles Ground, company founder, predicts proudly that "the one variable that

we will do away with is the labour intensive mecha-nism of burger assem-blage." Ingredients in. Burger out. The Momentum will prepare a high end gourmet burger fully wrapped in less than sixty seconds in a space the size of a ping pong table.

It's a force multiplier! The bun warmer has proven the most challenging hurdle in the race to the checkered table cloth but with the Mo-mentum Machines crew in the pit, the bun is as good as toasted. Michael

Finally a gym that fits in your pocket. Originally, like many cool things (instant pudding), the Gyroscopic Dumbbell was designed for space exploration, in this case, to stay fit while stuck behind the wheel of a space station wagon for months on end. The Gyro action creates up to 38 lbs of torque and if used properly can tone your entire upper body including your deltoids.www.markstechnologynews.com




JAMBALAYA/ˌjəmbəˈlīə/: 1. A mixture of diverse elements. 2. Rice cooked usually with ham, sausage, chicken, shrimp, or oysters and seasoned with herbs. 3. A style of journalism born in the Kootenays and intrinsic in the design of every Kootenay Times Magazine.

Using four video cameras per Egg, the patented, throwable, wireless video system provides instant, 360° simultaneous cover-age with no need to pan or tilt. Rugged

and compact, it can be thrown through windows, over fences, suspended over ledges, or lowered from rooftops to provide instant surveillance, improving the user's sit-uational awareness. The receiver displays a quad view of the surrounding area and, with a built-in compass, an Egg’s camera orienta-tion. www.octatron.com


FUTURE GOGGLESViewpod, the wearable computer, is more than a twinkle in the Apple "i". Well beyond the boardroom phase, the latest Mac brainchild could be crowning Podheads as early as 14. Fully equipped with micro lens and micro-phone conveniently located on the nose bridge means that the wearer can instantly replay information recorded mere seconds before with voice command! Michael

GALACTIC MSG:Your planet is literally surrounded with craft from all corners of the universe as all beings vie for ringside seats to the greatest show in the galaxy. Wanderer of the Skies July 14 2011

Paul Wichell born 12 21 22One of the greatest ven-triloquists ever known. Invented an artificial heart and later voiced Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. Read his auto-biography "Winch" on Author House books… twisted.


The '@' symbol is sometimes used in Spanish & Portuguese to replace 'o' or 'a' to create gender-neutral spell-ings. e.g., instead of "Los niños, las niñas," use "l@s niñ@s."


Sushi was originally pronounced “zushi” which simply means the process of preserving fish. Like all cultures in search of methods to preserve their food before the convenience of refrigerators, the Japanese were using bamboo and shiso leaves, seaweeds, vinegars for pickling and an array of smoking techniques. Fish that are salted and placed in boiled rice are preserved by lactic acid fermentation, and it was through this process that sushi was born.The preparation of sushi is indeed an art form and is best taken on with knowledge and passion; from choosing high quality ingredients to feeling in good spirits while preparing those ingredients, focusing on detail and perfection all the way down to the colours and textures and appearance of the final product. To become an authenticated sushi chef one must undergo 7-10 years of training, 3 of those years being solely for blowfish, or “fugu apprenticeship”. A ticketed sushi chef is given much respect both in public or on the job and carries with him always a very high sense of honour and a hard work ethic.

In the west, sushi has gained super-stardom and has evolved into many wonderful and untraditional

dishes, and of course the more adven-turous you are and willing to eat the

better the culinary reward. What is it about blazing a trail just for those special hole in the wall experiences anyway? I guess without them, Volcano Rolls and Sexy Salmons and Black n Blue Rolls might never

have come about! God forbid. Tatami Matt @ Epic Sushi


RCMP STATS ON SHAMBLES 2012Fewer people were leaving the party still flying. In total there were 118 speeding tickets handed out along with a number of other traffic infractions. Officers at road checks and on the highway also confiscated drugs from 69 different individuals during that period. The most common drug was marijuana (41), but other substances like ecstasy (16), mushrooms (6) and LSD (2) made the list.



After a hot summer spent running around in bikinis on the beach and sleeping in tents at music festivals the snow has started falling and bindings are being tightened in preparation for the fast ap-proaching snowboard season, and with this comes the return of the toques and beards that will soon be roaming the streets of mountain villages everywhere. Unlike the unkempt beards that seem to come out during hockey playoff season in Ontario, the beards here are main-

tained nicely and tickle instead of scratch. There is no shortage of selection in every style of toque, ones with big balls and ones with little balls, ones in every colour. Get your face tickled this winter with wool or whiskers and remember, don’t judge a dude by his cover. Jemini Sky



Nelson Fire Rescue is proud to an-nounce Walker Dempster as the winner of our 2012 Smoke Alarm Campaign Student Contest. Walker takes home a new I-pod touch courtesy of Wal-Mart and the Chako Mika Mall. Walker’s name was randomly drawn from a selection of youth entrants over the past 6 months. Nelson Firefighter Scott Jeffery explains: “It is important for students to be aware of smoke alarms and how to test them. Most will soon move out into rentals and shared living situations where they need to look out for their own safety. The simplest, most effective precaution is to know how to check for a working smoke alarm.” Scott Jeffery

Welcome to DESK, an innovative centre for online learning. At DESK, we offer each student a unique learning experience. Whether you are looking for BC Ministry of Education K-12 curriculum leading to Grade 12 graduation, or unique locally-developed courses, DESK has a course or program right for you.

DESK offers:• Flexible K-9 and secondary learning options in online and print-

based (blended) formats• Programs with flexible time lines to fit your schedule• Programs that may run anytime, anywhere, any pace• Experienced and innovative teachers who will guide you through

the distance learning process• The opportunity for full-time or part-time course work and you may

study at home• Courses that supplement your current high school program• Flexibility to help students cope with the pressures of medical condi-

tions or high level athletics• A variety of courses for adults www.desk.bc.ca

/ˈnelsən/: 1. A city located in the Selkirk Mountains on the extreme West Arm of Kootenay Lake in the Southern Interior of British Colum-bia, Canada 2. The Queen City. 3. Nelson Becker.


Prince Rogers Nelson (formerly known as Prince)




“The Alberta Tar Sands place an entire generation on the wrong side of history. At a time when the solutions to averting catastroph-ic climate change are all around us, Canada and multinational oil companies are recklessly promoting a dirty oil that only exacer-bates the problem.” Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International


Hurricane Sandy may prove to be the extreme weather event that finally wakes people up to the huge impact of climate change. Fossil fuel carbon emissions are building a global crisis that threatens us all. It’s already too late to prevent climate change, but we still have the opportunity to prevent it from becoming an ecological disaster. As our path to survival narrows, we begin to see how the trails converge. To protect biodiversity, to conserve energy, to reduce waste, to live harmoniously with our neighbors - these goals require an engaged

community that recognizes our inter-relationship. The narrowing path tempts us to focus on small steps, but we need a great leap. In addition to shifting our practices as individu-als, we must transform our body politic. The motto for the coming age must be “we’re all in this to-gether” instead of “every man for himself.” As a community and as an electorate, we must demand and contribute visionary leader-ship, courage, and – above all – participation for the common good. David Reid EcoSociety.ca

Everyone is talking about the weather changes these days as we watch the news about Van-couver Island earthquakes and the flooding in New York City. Is this an act of God? Could the Mayan Calendar really spell the end of our days on Earth?

You can solve part of the mystery of the bad weather by visiting www.weathermodification.com

and look under projects and clients. You’ll learn that the BC Ministry of Forests and BC Hydro and Power Authority are two of the four Canadian clients who purchase the services of these planes that leave the long lasting trails in the sky in an effort to ‘seed’ clouds. Enough already! Better go dig another water way in my already soggy backyard. Shonna Hayes

Think about food security. How can a mountain community sustain itself? Envision this: Every person with land to spare plants 10 fruit trees per year for the next 5 years. Okay, so not every person has that much land. So donate your trees to a friend’s property! Pay it forward. Inter-relate.No matter what, we can always do with more fruit trees.

Got a sloping property? Dig “swales” on a contour with the natural curve of your land to passively catch rainwater so that it stores in the landscape rather than evaporate like in grassy conventional orchards. No more watering! Interplant your fruit trees with fruit bushes and comfrey to feed nitrogen to the soil. Make it a food forest! It will take care of itself. Furthermore, love your food, it will love you back. Scott East

On April 1, 2013, B.C. will return to a provincial sales tax (PST) system.The PST will generally apply to the same goods and services that were subject to PST prior to the implementation of the HST. But, you have to register for a new PST number! Registration starts January 1, 2013.

THE HST WORLD IS ENDINGA three strikes law mandates a lengthy prison sentence for habit-ual offenders. Opponents of such laws have argued that the lan-guage is often less than ideal, and people have been sentenced to life in prison for things like stealing cookies and slices of pizza under three strikes laws, because these laws are so inflexible.




Your systems of lack and scarcity have necessitated such a need for competi-tion amongst you. This will soon fade away as your old economic system bows to a new system of abundance that will eliminate all your need for fi-nancial competition. Ashtar


In Iceland the People have made their government resign, nationalized their primary banks, rejected an irrational and crippling national debt, and created a public assembly to rewrite their consti-tution. There’s been a peaceful revolu-tion against the powers that created the current global debt crisis. What would happen if the rest of the planet took this as an example? Ernesto Siguros


WEATHER MODIFICATION/ˈekō/: 1. The wealth and resources of a country or region 2. Living things in relation to their environment.

KUTA BEACHIf any of you have been lucky enough to visit Kuta beach in Bali Indonesia then you will not be surprised by the news that the Tiahuana of Indonesia is sinking. Visit Bali while you still can. The continuing over-exploitation of ground water in the Kuta beach area of Bali may extract a very high penalty on that section of the island. In addition to the intrusion of salt water into the water table, Kuta is now also threatened with ground soil collapse and subsidence which could see parts of the Kuta community disap-pear into sink holes. Michael, www.balidiscovery.com

Harper approves energy takeovers worth $20bn.com/watch?v=RBwiroxaVB4#!


In 1969 a thousand person del-egation from the island of West Irian Jaya, now West Papua New Guinea, became the prime mover in a sequence that would see close to half a million people killed in 40 years of terror by the brutal Indonesian Army. En-titled the New York Project and overseen by the United Nations, West Papua, with it's own flag, it's own national anthem and it's own identity was now being forced to participate in a false democracy that would ensure Indonesia maintained the own-ership of this most abundant land. One thousand representa-tives would assist in the lower-ing of the proudly flown Papuan Morning Star flag, the flying of which in 1969 became the cause of innumerable deaths.

Ironically chronicled as the "Act of Free Choice" this shameful day has lasted four plus decades

and is now escalating to abso-lute chaos on this massive for-gotten continent. Not surprisingly much of the violence and contro-versy centres around the gar-gantuan Freeport copper mine with the usual suspects but the real nemesis is Jakarta and it's extremely sad*stic treatment of a population that already spent 300+ years under Dutch colonial rule. One thousand token repre-sentatives determined the fate of five million people.

The leaders of the Free Papua movement are targets for the Australian trained Densus 88 (special forces unit) who are re-portedly carrying Canadian made M16s known globally as the C7. Mako Tibuni, the latest hero of the West Papuan struggle, was killed in June 2012. Not surpris-ingly it is being swept under the carpet. West Papua struggle leader Benny Wenda was re-cently relieved of his RED status imposed by the Indonesian gov-ernment who was discovered in the case as fabricating evidence against this peaceful protester. Although the bow and arrow is the weapon of choice for the indigenous Papuans, gunfights from the backs of motorcycles are now the norm. Michael


Coca-Cola will be expelled from Bolivia on the same day that the Mayan calendar enters a new cycle–December 21 2012.

Cigarette packages are now 75% warning labels, and warning labels are 100% effective in making smokers feel even worse than they already do for sm cigarette sales and collect billions from the heavy taxation they pollute the environment with heinous images of sadness so that the focus on this hoax will be diverted. The consorts and scientists all know that the "grim reaper" campaign is actually having little to no effect and is making some smokers smoke more. How is it that a Penthouse Cover needs covering but the photo of a crustaceous green tongue and a terrifying gallery of toxic morbidity confronts 20 000 000 Canadians daily? I don't even smoke and neither do my kids. I'd rather they were exposed to second hand smoke than the malignant marketing of Health Canada. WARNING : WARNINGS CAUSE CANCER. Michael




/wi(ə)rd,wərld/: 1. Very strange; bizarre. 2. Wyrd; Fate personified; any one of the three Weird Sisters. 3. The earth, together with all of its countries, peoples, and natural features.

“I would still buy cigarettes even with the graphic images printed on the packs. In fact, I would intentionally buy them so I could feel that little bit cooler.” 25-year-old art-student Nadia Kusumah-dewi said to The Jakarta Post via a text-message.

INDONESIAN COWGIRLSA microchip implanted in the cow can send a signal to the iPad and provide detailed information.

Some prisoners in Bali say that death actually begins at the moment of arrest. If you have committed a capital crime, you live out each day wondering when they will come for you and end the waiting in a hail of bullets.They will then be moved to the notorious Kerobokan prison in the capital, Denpasar, when their hell on earth will really begin. The white-washed walls,

topped with barbed wire, are stained with mildew, while inside the conditions are unmercifully claustrophobic.The humidity is unbearable, mosquitoes bite incessantly. The smells are overpowering and some have lost their minds there.While prisoners are allowed visits, at which friends and rela-tives bring food, many have to rely on prison gruel.www.dailymail.co.uk

Hell on earth.


40 Years Of Silence: .com/watch?v=N-07wttSEx4

Prisons in Developing Countries.Indonesian Prisons.World crime

CRAPPY NEW YEAR IN SUMATRA INDONESIAAceh is the only administration to have scrutinized citizens in celebrating New Year’s Eve. They banned celebrations that used fireworks and trumpets, which they said were not in ac-cordance with Islamic teaching.




The Harper government has been building “super-prisons” as part of its $1.7 billion corrections boom. Today Canada hosts over 190 corectional service facilities with 22 more under construction.

Doom-laden prognostications abound at this time. Canada too is on a spiral of deterioration with the economic, environmen-tal and political direction set by Stephen Harper and endorsed by Canadian voters. I do not believe any more that we will turn this thing around by politics, institutions or new systems, but never mind. I still go on acting to stop the forces of ”evil” — for such the master of our capitalist reality seem to me, though we ourselves are responsible for not resisting them better. All acts of resistance to the entropy of our times are acts of love for our planet and humanity.

Don’t act because you expect success. Act because it is right. Outcomes are immaterial. Fight for justice, fight for the environ-ment, fight for peace. Win or lose, you are furthering the Great Work: the evolution of human consciousness through love. Love is not a warm feeling or vibe you can send out to heal. It is in action. This is why we have ma-terial incarnation. Being spiritual and doing nothing is an oxymo-ron. Activism matters. In all the coming days, act on your sense of right. It is in love that con-sciousness is transformed, not in thought. Charles Jeanes

The day was December 21 1942. The residents of the sleepy little hamlet of Hanford Washington busily prepared for Christmas. Other towns had been considered as "perfect locations" for building the world's first Atomic Bomb, but Hanford won out for two reasons; its remoteness and its accessibility to the Columbia River. A mere three days before Christmas, twelve-hundred residents of this bucolic little town just four hours south of Nelson BC were delivered a most mys-terious eviction notice.

The United States Government was evicting the entire town for a top secret "war related " project. The top secret project was the Manhat-tan Project. In response to the bombing of Pearl Harbour, the most intensive nuclear initiative ever staged was underway and the sleepy village of Hanford on the Columbia River would become the birthplace of the Fat Boy, the Nuclear Bomb that ended World War II. The Little Boy, the sad*stic junior version, was being worked on simultaneously ironically at Location Y in Los Alamos New Mexico. Once occupied, the clearing of the land for the ensuing mega-project transformed the entire 600 square mile region into a dustbowl that was continually plagued by what became known as "termination winds" for their pro-pensity for causing inordinate amounts of Nuclear Plant workers to defect on the next bus out of town.

Today the only reminder of the previous civilization is the skeleton of the high school. The homeowners who were meagerly compen-sated after the war have all expired. The fantasies of the Christmas that never was have joined the vapors of the infamous Reactor B. The dossiers of the hundreds of thousands of employees who were enticed to the site's remoteness for $10 a day wages are sealed and dormant at some top secret vault and the Hanford Site is now the most contaminated Plutonium Plant on the planet. With over 600 000 000 cubic meters of super deadly nuclear waste buried mere miles from the great Columbia Basin and an ominous matrix of un-containable Nuclear Reactors, a meltdown seems inevitable. Every

three minutes 24 hours a day the out-sized dump trucks shuttle the con-

taminants to the largest Nuclear dump on the planet.

Sadly the Kootenays are di-rectly downwind from this most

deadly of monstrosities. Nelson we have a problem. Michael



/ōˈkanədə/: 1. The true North strong and free. 2. A country in northern North America. 3. From sea to sea to sea.

“The afternoon it arrived, a miracle occurred – I discovered that I have a G-spot!” The Magic Banana® is the most wonderful fruit ever!”Emily, University Student

Inner-Space. The final frontier. 30 years in the making, the Magic Banana may be the greatest hand held Canadian invention since the Canada-arm. Unlike the Canda-arm, it fits nicely into your bedside drawer. Like the Canada-arm, the Magic Banana is becoming world renowned for exploration of a much more inner-galactic galaxy. Without ever leaving the mattress women around the planet are now able to go where "no man has gone before." Hergonomically designed by pleasure craft designer Janeson Rayne's, the Magic Banana looks like a cross between a jump rope and an oversized bubble blower so this unique "force multiplier" is unidentifiable to one non-familiar. The patented non-rectalinear curvature and flexible flower petal design combines the pleasure of a merry-go-round with the Kegel equivalent of the thigh master. Astral blessings to this amazing inventor and her starship-shaped enterprise. Live long and perspire. Michael


Woman’s best friend.

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTIONIn Kitchen Waterloo the stands a factory that is manufacturing the C7 machine gun.The company, Colt Canada, manufac-tures a whole artillery of killing machines that carry the maple leaf as far away as west Papua. Although some still prefer American made.

AFGHAN NATIONAL ARMYIn 2007 and 2008, Canada donated 2,500 surplus C7 rifles to the Afghan National Army.[7] In 2011, the ANA gave back the C7’s since the Afghan security forces chose the American M16 instead. Canadian Forces officials said the Canadian rifles would be shipped to Canada for disposal.


Jean Giraud aka Moebius may not have been a household name himself, but his influence over science fiction is undeniable. He is regarded by many critics as the artist who changed the look of science fiction from glistening starships into the gritty, ground-level science fiction from such classics as Blade Runner, Alien, and the Fifth Element. Moebius also did the concept art for Tron and Willow, and an unfinished production of Dune with Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky.

Moebius came to fame with his work for a magazine called Metal Hurlant, republished in the US as Heavy Metal, of which he was a founding editor and contribut-ing cartoonist. Moebius created a wide range of science fiction comics in a highly imagina-tive, surreal, and abstract style, the most famous of which are Arzach, the Airtight Garage, and The Incal. John DiFool


“ I would like to see us get this place right first before we have the arrogance to put significantly flawed civilizations out onto other planets, even though they may be utterly uninhabited. ” Patrick Stewart

So you’ve been looking to buy a new phone lately? I’ve re-cently gone through this: What do I buy? iPhone5 with a retina display? Galaxy S III with the 2 Gigs of Ram? Or the HTC One x with the Beats speaker system? All these phones have their own pros and cons, just like any piece of technology. At the end of the day a person needs to look at what they need their phone for. Do you text? Facebook? Skype? Or do you only want a simple phone to just call people on? Can you even get those anymore? Either way, I’d advise to look at what you need.

Even though I work around Apple products, I purchased the Galaxy S III. Before people freak out at me for not buying an iPhone 5, hear me out. At the end of the day I looked at what I do on my phone and what I want to do. I have a LARGE music collection and at I like the fact the Galaxy S III has a expandable memory slot. This feature of the Galaxy S III is what sold me on it, it best fits my lifestyle. So that is what I suggest; buy the phone that works for you! Do your research and don’t buy what some person or advertisem*nt told you to get. Jono

Sp1ke is a revolutionary patent-pending technology derived from the observation of natural forms to create the unique science of “ergomorphology”. Just as you would feel the grass moving beneath your bare feet to absorb each step, or a series of wind chimes moves freely in the breeze to compose an endless

array of melodies, Sp1ke moves as you move. As a seating cushion, Sp1ke continuously morphs to meet your personal needs for pressure relief, adjust-ing to your moving body as you shift your weight and position, or in continuous response to the motions of a car, bicycle or wheelchair. Brian Jamieson

Tesla's supremely important discoveries and inventions, proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that there is a surplus of free energy that can be easily tapped into to meet all our energy needs. Thus making the power and energy companies completely ir-relevant. Unfortunately, most of that tech-nology remains hidden and inaccessible to the common people.

Ingress is an augmented reality game created by Google. De-veloped as an Android mobile phone app, the game opens a virtual dimension to the physical urban world. In the game, mys-terious "portals” appear at urban landmarks and public spaces, visible only through the camera

lens of an Ingress-enabled phone. Similar in tone to the tv show “Lost,” you unravel a global mystery through missions linking players all over the world.The game is currently in beta-testing, check out the trailer below. Jacob Ono




/ˈsīənsˈfikSHən/: 1. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations and ideas. 2. Imagine a future and go there.


Ingress - It's Time to Move.

Augmented Reality: the overlaying of digital data on the real world




Adult Comic Magazinefrom the 70’s

spaceage substance.



The Mechanical Hound is a de-structive, man-made monster resembling a large dog. It is a soulless enforcer

that kills thinkers and readers. Unlike the firehouse dog, the Hound does not rescue people. Instead, it kills them, disables them, or ignores them (even when they are endangered). The Hound is an eight-legged artificial creature capable of de-tecting and memorizing the scents of up to 10,000 people. A needle bursts from its nose, and the needle is capable of stun-ning, paralyzing, wounding, poisoning, or killing a victim altogether, depending on which of its various poisons it selects. Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451




Designed out of Kevlar-type sheets that can be applied to the walls of a

room in under an hour, X-Flex is capable of protect-ing structures from blast damage. mc


/tekˈnäləjē/: 1. The creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment. 2. A process, inven-tion, method, or the like. 3. Spell check is taking over the word.

In the verdant back country surrounding Rossland BC, the latest Darpa Dog is being tested for a super natural setting. What better place to test the world’s most sophisticated robotic “sniffer dog” than in the fragrant hills of Canada’s very own green triangle. Boston Dynamics has designed a Calibrated Olfac-tory Sensor (C.O.S.) that allows Darpa Dog’s master to remotely change the settings from drug sniffer to human tracker. Heavily armed with five hundred rounds of heat seeking bullets, video camera eyeballs, and enough pepper spray to take out an entire wolf pack, the robodog’s ironic code name is 451 after the dreaded dog in the fu-turistic novel Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury.

The Northern Border Initiative (NBI) is pres-ently assembling an army of mechani-cal hounds as a first line of defence from Burnaby BC to St. Stephen, New Brunswick, with solar power technology planned for the the next phase of the Legged Squad Support System or Lassie as it is affectionately known amongst the U$ Marines. Only these remotely controlled bounty hunters never need to go home. They only need to land. Rough. Rough. Michael

Let me help you with that.

DARPA 451: THE DOGS OF WAR DRONEY ISLANDWhere the soldiers of yesterday were camouflaged army boot wearing jug heads, the soldiers of tomorrow are joy-stick wielding, office chair sitting, pill box dwelling, fake flight-suit wearing cyber-killers who never see or hear the battle field or the people they kill. They call them them “Unmen” not because they are cowards but because they operate drones.Drones aka Unmanned Ariel Vehicles are unconscious hence unrepentant in their relentless remonstrations of remote control remediations refracting rever-berations not only breaking the moral law but sadly breaking the sound barrier in turn breaking the solace that is inherent in silence sending millions scurrying in search of a drone free existence. Along with the new language and the new Drone War Rule Book there is a new pal-pability of war as portrayed through touch screens and made sexy by the digital age in general. A signature strike is killing one person. A personality strike is a drone hit that kills many. World War Three began on November 11 1944. It just changed locations. Keep the peace. Michael

In May 1999 Sony’s Digital Creatures Laboratory launched the AIBO ERS-110, an entirely new type of entertainment robot.



Sound and music consist of vibrations. The more vibrations per second, the higher the pitch. The unit for this is the Hertz, or Hz. “432 Hz” vibrates on the principals of natural harmonics and is the natural “keynote” in the universe, as opposed to 440 Hz, which is the standard in the music nowadays.432hz vibrates on the principals of the golden mean PHI and unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with biology, the DNA code and consciousness.

432hz Natural Tuning has profound effects on consciousness and also on the cellu-lar level of our bodies. By retuning musical instruments and using concert pitch at 432 hertz instead of 440 hertz, your DNA starts to resonate in harmony with the PHI spiral of nature. Diego Palma


Die Antword was invited by Lady Gaga to become her opening act on the third leg of her “Global Warning” tour in 2011. The outspoken South African ZEF METAL trio found the insult so “dwanky” they shot “FATTY BOOM BOOM,” a music video so extremely insulting that Lady Gaga, in one interview, blamed the demeaning but hilarious video for her recent weight gain.

NASA’s 2009 video “Money is the root of all evil”, is a collaboration with legendary street artist and silkscreen master Sheppard Fairey. Allowed free reign usage of Fairey’s vast collection of iconic art, NASA has put together a hard hitting collage of relevant po-litical commentary, with special vocal appearances by Chuck D of Public Enemy and ‘David Byrne. Sijay


KASHOOKashoo is a live remix outfit that blends elements of funk, hip hop and jazz with bass-heavy, glitchy hooks and thick electronic grooves. Having honed their skills through countless performances, including the Shambhala Music Festival and Starbelly Jam, their live shows turn into busy affairs of live sequencing, drum-ming and remixing, an arsenal of midi machines, an upright bass, an electronic drumkit and, ultimately, the dancefloor. As seasoned producers, Kashoo have remixed works by Delhi 2 Dublin and Adham Shaikh and released their first full-length self-titled album on

Ropeadope Records. Kashoo

VOICE OF CHARLIE BROWNPeter RobbinsA Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Billie Mae RichardsRankin Bass TV Special (1964)


Danny KayeBlowout Toy noisemaker

Patent #: Des 166,80702 / 21 / 51

Patent #: Des 349,12707 / 26 /1994

Patent #: U.S. 6,812,39211 /02 / 04

Drumhead tension tool

Portable Electronic Keyboard




The term Cymatics (pronounced sigh-matt-ix) is derived from the Greek word Kyma or kymatika meaning; matters pertaining to waves.When one takes various materials like sand, water, or iron filings, and places them on vi-brating metal surfaces, shapes and patterns appear. Some patterns are ordered and stationary, while others develop in a turbu-lent, organic fashion, and are constantly in

motion.One of the most fasci-

nating discoveries was that the vowels of Hebrew and Sanskrit, when toned into this media, formed the actual patterns of the

letters themselves. Ripple Stillskin


YOUTUBE: CYMATICS: Bringing Matter to Life with Sound

DANGDUTis a genre of Indonesian popular music that is partly derived from Malay, Arabic, and Hindustani or Hindi music. Dangdut is a very popular genre because of its melodious instrumental usage and vocals by the singers and musicians, and Indone-sians really enjoy Dangdut together while dancing in the Ghoomar style.

/sound/: 1. The sensations produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations. 2. The particular auditory effect produced by a given cause: the sound of music. 3. A noise, vocal utterance, musical tone.


in no particular order:the Drum vs Sich Mang - $Vinny Slappers - OG FunkArp 101 - SlamArkist - Fill my CoffeeRaumskaya - I Got ItGhostmutt - SweatmodeOM Unit - Le SingeD - Paid in FullBig Voyage - All the LoveDJ Rashad - TrapbakkGelset - U-Lock in my HeadYan Zombie - Supply the BlockMecca:83 - Love Storyx Fluxo


Money is the Root of all Evil: NASAyoutube.com/watch?v=TY8iLYB7Qv0

Prince Rogers Nelson

Marlon Brando

Die Antwoord - “Fatty Boom Boom”youtube.com/watch?v=AIXUgtNC4Kc

Dj HiTek Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er


Designers of Stutt-gart's train station moved tracks un-derground in order to create a massive new park in the city

center. Huge skylights and light wells pump natural daylight down onto the subterranean tracks, and with the use of photovoltaics on a nearby building, the whole complex is virtually net zero. bb

In the current economic and global crisis our world is facing, many of us find ourselves overwhelmed by the demands of our daily lives. As funds become tighter and the weight of our extravagant lifestyles so obviously affects our planet, we are forced to come up

with creative and sustainable ways to live lightly and find balance. The “Tiny House” movement reflects this innovation, offering charming and delightful options for down-sizing, home ownership, densification, and adaptive home expansion.

Builder Seth Reidy and partner Tom Clegg have teamed up as “Nelson Tiny Houses” to offer handcrafted tiny houses made with re-claimed and new materials. Whether to live in, to rent out, to recreate, to expand your small house to offer a place for guests, a place to work, or a creative studio, Nelson Tiny Houses offers beautiful, efficient, sus-tainable and local solutions to your housing needs. Currently, Nelson Tiny Houses offers two models starting under $18,000 delivered to your location and hopes to offer more as the future allows. We look forward to working with you! Nelson Tiny Homes


Buckminster Fuller always had big ideas, including a massive floating city that would have housed 6,000 residents off the coast of Tokyo. The inventor of the geodesic dome imagined taking his spherical creations into the sky with ‘Cloud Nine’, an airborne habitat composed of free-floating or tethered spheres, each one mile in diameter and housing thousands of people. These spheres would function as hot air balloons, and residents would get back and forth with solar-powered aircraft.

Karen Grant


DOME QUIXOTEThis microscopic pyramid is actually a cage for a living cell, constructed to better

observe cells in their natural 3D environment, as opposed to the usual flat plane of a Petri dish. bb

Earthships originated and launched in the early 70’s by creator and visionary Michael Reynolds. Earthships are dirt cheap and 100 percent ecological structures that have all the comforts of an ordinary home. They provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production.

There are now thousands in the USA and hundreds spread throughout Canada, many of which were approved for building code requirements. The rapid global increase in earthship construction continues as people look for affordable, grounded and off grid styles of living. Imagine never paying another utility bill and eating food grown year round in your own home.

These amazing structures do not come with a high cost, but do involve a solid commit-ment of labour and community contribu-tion. I began a Kootenay earthship project this summer and feel proud to have ac-complished 300 packed tires on a $15,000 budget with 90% of materials now acquired. Next to install a cedar decked living roof, a green house, and an adobe style floor and walls! Check out dustineast.com/earthship to become a part of this community temple. To-gether we can utilize these free energy con-cepts for an empowered abundant planet. Dustin East




/ˈstrəkCHərs/: 1. The arrangement of and relations between the parts or elements of something complex. 2. Mode of building, construction, or organization; arrangement of parts, elements, or constituents: a pyramidal structure. 3. System, form, configuration.

In the Circle, we are all equal. When in the Circle, no one is in front of you. No one is behind you. No one is above you. No one is below you. The Circle is designed to create unity. The Hoop of Life is also a circle. On this hoop there is a place for every species, every race, every tree and every plant. It is this com-pleteness of Life that must be respected in order to bring about health on this planet. Dave Chief Oglala Lakota



A few minutes away from New Denver, just as you enter town from Kaslo, stands a small herd of fairly large and very well constructed green roofed dome structures providing a totally non-linear award winning experience.

Villa Dome Quixote is a prototype for a new form of structural engineering. Framed from mill ends (waste wood), this monolithic dome facility has won numerous awards. Dome Quixote $150 a night. Alright! Michael

Earthship Biotectureyoutube.com/user/earthship




The medical marijuana program is not working, and the quicker we bring it down the better. The program forces people who are disabled to grow pot because they can't get it any other way at a reasonable price. Once you pay your shipping, government pot sells at about $200/ounce. A medical mari-juana patient growing his own can grow it for pennies compared to that. And it is a cover for organized crime. When you have people on the Internet saying "give us your license, we'll give all your pot for free, we don't care what your limit is". Who are those guys? The people who have their head in the sand on this are some of the people who are saying the program is working fine, leave it alone, all that. It's crap, it's not working at all, and the quicker we get to realizing that a small legal-ization process will eliminate the need for it.


The political battle will be to keep it out of the hands of big business, and spread the revenue and the growing out throughout the countryside. The wine industry model is what they've talked about primarily as the method to do that, where they would license small growers who would grow unique products and sell them at speciality and government stores. With that model you could use a lot of the infrastructure that already exists within the liquor industry.


I look at pot prohibition and I think if politicians are so lacking in logic and science looking at an issue like this, how can they run the whole country, how can we expect them to be fair to our veterans, or fair to the poor, and enact legislation that's in everybody's good?

Seniors are coming on board, they're seeing the benefits of cannabis as medicine that doesn't complicate their current condition, or burn out their liver, or whatever, there's so many complications to drugs. Cancer clearly is on the mind of every senior out there. It's one of the biggest killers, along with heart conditions. They're looking at anything at this point that holds out promise of something that works with cancer.


Smoking is going to become relatively passé I feel. Even vaporization, it's popular but it's harsh on the lungs. Smoking will always be there, but I see a whole different range of things out there that are exciting the entre-preneur right now, particularly in edible prod-ucts. This could be a new green wave, like the gold rush. Truly, I'm excited about what it might do for this town.


Marc Emery. I posted a portion of his bail last time he was in Canada, before he was ex-tradicted to the US. Marc and I have been friends for a long time. We sat down and strategized the whole marijuana party to-gether. I did the out front stuff as the leader and he was the president and did all the stuff behind the scenes. We put a candidate in every riding in the province. First time in Canada that's ever been done, in such a short period of time. We got in the history books with that one. The marijuana movement went forward because we went out in front of people and confessed our belief this was wrong, and we got a lot of support for it. The number of votes were almost incidental to the support we got from people when we went out.


I think we should be ashamed of ourselves that we're allow-ing him to stay down there, im-prisoned in the States. Canadi-ans should be getting him out of there. [American authorities] swooped into our country and grabbed him for doing some-thing hundreds of other people were doing at the time (selling seeds). They charged Marc to make an example of him. Barry Mc-Caffrey, the US drug war czar during the late 90's, was at a

conference in Vancouver, and Marc bought a table at the

banquet. Marc brought in all of the mouthpieces he could find that would help him, and they harassed the sh*t out of McCaf-frey for the whole evening. He had Malmo Lavine there, and some of the real talkative and controversial people, and they yelled insults, “liar,” “not true.” I think they finally got thrown out. Marc pissed off heavyweights and they went gunning for him. Marc’s done a lot. He has a persona that you wonder some-times whether it’s built for the media or whether that’s really him. You’ll never know.


Stephen Harper, have you ever been high? “No I have not. I was offered a joint once and I was too drunk. But the serious answer is that I am asthmatic and I’ve never smoked anything.”

Jean Chrétien, have you smoked marijuana?"I never tried it. I said I might be able someday to do it. Perhaps I will try it when it will no longer be criminal. I will have my money for my fine and a joint in the other hand."


Phoenix Tears are a potent, concentrated form of the can-nabis plant. This therapy is also known as R.S.O (Rick Simpson Oil), Cannabis Cure Oil, Run From the Cure Oil, F.E.C.O (Fully Extracted Cannabis Oil), Ronnie Smith Oil, Ja-maican Hash Oil (like you used to get “back in the day”), Can-nabis extract, or simply hash oil. Whatever you call it, it is strong medicine that cures most cancers and can treat many disorders/diseases in the body. Breezy Kiefair Cannabis Warrior kiefair.com


/hīstrēt/: 1. The flowering tops of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. 2. Of great vertical extent: “the top of a high mountain”. 3. Let’s smoke some pot.

Marijuana Martyr “60 Minutes” Edibles with Ean Seeb.com/watch?v=DFQYDl1588U

Kootenay Times held court with BC Marijuana Party Leader (2001) and Veteran Cannabis Warrior Mayor Brian Taylor at 420 Market street, City Hall, Grand Forks BC. Mayor Taylor is a passionate pot activist, a long time grower and educator, and cofounder of a nationally distributed marijuana magazine called Cannabis Health Culture. Check out www.cannabishealth.com Brain



The Blue Jam finishes between 54-58 days giving large tight colas and a heavenly sweet fruity aroma. One of the phenotypes I had even turned a nice hue of blue. The taste is like a bowl of blueberries with a hint of spice, the high is cerebral and uplifting and adds a bit of spring to your step. Decent yield and I had no problems with mold or mildew; both new and seasoned growers will find this strain a welcome addition to the

garden just as it has found a home in mine. If your looking for a new strain that will stand out in a room full of Kush, this is it. Mik Mann- Cannabis Consultant Opus Pharms Vancouver Island

“Glass smokeware has really advanced this last decade. This is partly to due to the di-versity of the material, but mostly because artists and scientific blowers are working together to design better and more effec-tive pieces,” stated local glass artists Jesse Evans. He and other glass artists are all finding an artistic voice while providing high end functional glass art.“As we push for acceptance of medicinal and recreational marijuana we also see a calling from the community to find cleaner, healthier and more efficient smoking devices,” claims Bergeron. At Urban Legends you can find just about anything a smoker can dream of and they offer a discount to medical card customers. Urban Legends is located at 533 Baker St. or find them on Facebook. Kristan Green


GETTING SENSIBLE WITH SENSIIn September 2012 the Union of BC Municipalities voted overwhelm-ingly at their annual meeting to look at ways to decriminalize and tax adults for marijuana. Something long overdue when you consider the evidence and facts that surround marijuana and its use.Sensible BC is using the referendum process (the same one that stopped the HST in BC) to bring in the Sensible Policing Act that would stop police from wasting our tax dollars and resources arrest-ing adults for simple possession of marijuana, effectively bringing in decriminalization. We have former BC attorney generals Colin Gabelmann, Ujjal Dosanjh, Graeme Bowbrick and Geoff Plant as well as sitting MLA Kash Heed, a former BC Public Safety Minis-ter and Police Chief calling for a stop to marijuana prohibition, how many more will it take? Why is Stephen Harper so out of touch and at odds with the people he is supposed to serve?

You can find out more and how to get involved at www.sensiblebc.ca Mik Mann, Cannabis Consultant, Vancouver Island

Hashish [ha-sheesh] is a can-nabis preparation composed of compressed stalked resin glands called trichomes collect-ed from the unfertilized buds of the cannabis plant. It contains the same active ingredients but in higher concentrations than unsifted buds or leaves. Hashish is often a paste-like substance with varying hardness and pliability, its color most commonly light to dark brown but varying toward green, yellow, black or red. Hashish is heated in a pipe, hookah, bong, bubbler, vaporizer, hot knife, smoked in joints mixed with cannabis buds or tobacco, or cooked in foods. thedailyomnivore.net


/hīstrēt/: 1. The flowering tops of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. 2. Of great vertical extent: “the top of a high mountain”. 3. Let’s smoke some pot.


“The authoritative historical record of the can-nabis plant, marijuana prohibition and how hemp can still save the world.”Exhaustively researched and impeccably written, Jack Herer’s book on pot shows exactly how marijuana ended up illegal and why it remains so. The extent of the conspiracy is shocking!

HERER’S HERBAL OPUSThe Emperor Wears No Clothes

1/2 cup marijuana butter, 1 oz. bittersweet chocolate, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup milk, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup nuts (optional).Melt and mix on low heat over a double boiler, spread on shallow baking pan, allow to cool and set. Enjoy!


For a person weighing 150lbs who has some experience with Marijuana the dosages are as follows;1/2 to 2 grams of Leaf, or 1/4 to 1 gram of Bud, or 1/8 to 1 gram of Hashish and KeifUsing these guideline 1/4 ounce makes the following number of servings;1/4 ounce Leaf = 4-15 servings, or 1/4 ounce Bud = 8-25 serv-ings, or 1/4 ounce Hashish and Keif = 4-34 servingsRemember that it all depends on the potency of your marijuana. Try it out, test some recipes and know the potency of your butter. Err on the side of caution.


reprinted from Cannabis Health Journal








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Although the modern image of Santa Claus was created

at least in part by the ad-vertising department of

Coca-Cola, in truth his appearance,

clothing, man-nerisms and companions all mark him as the reincarna-tion of ancient m u s h r o o m -g a t h e r i n g shamans.

One of the side effects of eating

a m a n i t a mushrooms is

that the skin and facial features take on a flushed, ruddy glow. This is why Santa is always shown with glowing red cheeks and nose. Even Santa’s jolly “Ho, ho, ho!” is the euphoric laugh of one who has indulged in the magic fungus.

Santa also dresses like a mushroom gatherer. When it was time to go out and harvest the magical mushrooms, the ancient shamans would dress much like Santa, wearing red and white fur-trimmed coats and long black boots. These peoples lived in dwellings made of birch and reindeer hide, called “yurts.” Somewhat similar to a teepee, the yurt’s central smokehole is often also used as an entrance, just as Santa enters through the chimney. After gathering the mush-rooms from under the sacred trees where they appeared, the shamans would fill their sacks and return home. Climbing down the chimney-entrances, they would share out the mushroom’s gifts with those within.

The amanita mushroom needs to be dried before being consumed; the drying process reduces the mushroom’s tox-icity while increasing its potency. The shaman would guide the group in string-ing the mushrooms and hanging them around the hearth-fire to dry. This tradi-tion is echoed in the modern stringing of popcorn and other items.

The smokehole was the portal where the spirit of the shaman exited the physical plane. Santa’s famous magical journey, where his sleigh takes him around the whole planet in a single night, is devel-oped from the “heavenly chariot,” used by the gods from whom Santa and other shamanic figures are descend-ed. The chariot of Odin, Thor and even the Egyptian god Osiris is now known as the Big Dipper, which circles around the North Star in a 24-hour period. In different versions of the ancient story, the chariot was pulled by rein-deer or horses. As the animals grow e x h a u s t e d , their mingled spit and blood falls to the ground, forming the amanita m u s h r o o m s . DoseNation.com

Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar are the names of the “three wisem*n”, or magi, of the bible nativity story. Following a rising star, they made a long pilgrimage to Bethlehem to witness the prophesied birth of a great leader. They brought gifts of expensive oils and incense from the east which were extraordinary for the son of a carpenter from Galilee. These wise men were thought to have been astrologers and mystics aware of the movements of the heavens.

AMANITA MUSCARIA & THE ORIGINS OF SANTA/ˈkrisməs/: 1. The annual Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth, held on December 25. 2. The birthday of the Unconquered Sun.


Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph’s red nose is probably the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

Linus Christmas Monologue.com/watch?v=pn10FF-FQfs





GI JOE 1966

LEGO 1958

In pre-Christian Rome, the emperors compelled their citizens to bring offerings and gifts during the Saturnalia. Later, this ritual expanded to include gift-giving among the general populace. The Catho-lic Church gave this custom a Christian flavour by re-rooting it in the supposed gift-giving of Saint Nicholas.

Just as early Christians recruited Roman pagans by associating Christmas with the Saturnalia, so too worshippers of the Asheira cult and its offshoots were recruit-ed by the Church sanctioning “Christmas Trees”. Pagans had long worshipped trees in the forest, or brought them into their homes and decorated them, and this observance was adopted and painted with a Christian veneer by the Church.

Norse mythology recounts how the god Balder was killed using a mistletoe arrow by his rival god Hoder while fighting for the female Nanna. Druid rituals use mis-tletoe to poison their human sacrificial victim. The Christian custom of “kissing under the mistletoe” is a later synthesis of the sexual license of Saturnalia with the Druidic sacrificial cult.








The word "robot" comes from Karel Čapek's play, Rossum's Universal Robots, written in Czech and first performed in English in 1922. In the play, Čapek's Robots are "biological machines" named Marius, Sulla, Radiua, Primus, Helena, and Damon.


Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.



Art awakens the imagination and allows the magic in! Art teaches children to take risks and learn from mistakes, and that there can be more than one solution to the same problem. Art fosters open-ended thinking and creates an environment of questions rather than answers. At 4Cats Arts Studios kids work in a variety of mediums. If studying Picasso, we create acrylic on canvas cubist paintings and ceramics. If studying Van Gogh, we create acrylic on canvas paintings using modelling paste and quick brush strokes, just like Van Gogh did himself. Visit our studio, and let us show you what makes the 4Cats experience truly amazing! Art is Good!Melanie Ward Artist | Curator | Owner 4Cats Arts Studio - Nelson www.4cats.com/nelson




/ˈlōkəl’ärt/: 1. Belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood, typically exclusively so. 2. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form.

In a town where true street art is almost unheard of and the wall paintings look like something out of readers’ indigestion, a true stencil hero arrives on the scene to correct the situation. While the weiner taggers ruin the townscape with a messy campaign of signature idiocy, as well ruining the scene for au-thentic guerrillas, the hard core multiple stencil work of Buck D is proof that true art can happen anywhere. The featured congregation of neo-Buckites are gath-ered on the back wall of the bottle n can depot right in front of the Cottonwood M arket alleyway in west Nelson. The stencils are huge and the subject matter is clever modern pop with a funky throw back feel. If wallspace is the final urban frontier then Buck D is the Obi Wan Kenobi. mc

“It still gets me after all this time… the trace looks daunting, the details macro-ed out by the billion but as the razor slides through the bristol bond and knocks out the pieces one by one… you notice your index finger itches to be resting heavily on the top of a fat cap.” Buck D Addams aka Dissent thegrazing.com


Like many things, Kootenay Times Moonly magazine happened by accident. A combination of elements all collided amongst a group of creative types in Nelson who agreed that the fact that there was no local under-ground press and that having only the Black Press was not cool. With little to no experience in publishing, The Team set to work on our first issue, Who is Demo? in June which was followed monthly by four more, the fifth being the one you are reading now. In launching a contemporary community paper that re-flected the Kootenays, we were challenged only by the over abundance of material and our limited space, man-power and Father Time. As a result of this challenge,

we have decided to make Kootenay Times a quarterly seasonal magazine. It will now be published in concert with the seasons which means less frequency but more content. The magazine's trademark layout style is called jambalaya journalism and is designed to reflect society's ever shorter attention span coupled with our voracious appetite for information. Our unique design has proven difficult to read for some yet difficult to "not read" for most. We hope you are entertained by our effort. We now publish 5 000 copies which are delivered across the west Kootenays and all along highway 3. Our dream is to deliver the magazine across British Columbia. Our dream is in your hands. Thank you for reading.





Isaac Mills is a digital painter and designer from the east coast of Canada. He chose the moniker “Mugwort’ to embody his intention as an artist. Mugwort artemisia is a sacred tool used by ancients for lucid dreaming and astral projection, and much of his art blossoms from scat-tered sensory recollections of his own dreams. He seeks to strengthen the flow between the gateway of the dreaming and waking worlds, to open imaginal portals for the viewers and to guide them to an internal temple of inspiration and awakening. Much of his work is thematically centred around a paradigm shift that he sees happening around him in the world, and portrays archetypal forces, ancestral depths, evolution and shamanic symbolism. Visually synthesizing windows into both the bygone industrial era and a multitude of potential future realities, he anticipates the brink of time. His art has been displayed at galleries and festivals in Canada, Australia the US and Europe.

“I seek to represent imaginal journeys and dreams as crystallized visions, in order to help remind the waking world of the dreaming. Practicing visual art since early childhood, drawing and painting have always been natural outlets. When I switched to digital painting in 2009, I discovered that with this new medium I was able to portray my visions more accurately, in higher resolution.”

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Bhaisajyaguru (2012)

White Tara (2012)Hati Hatil (2011)Balinese Woodcut (2012)

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