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The True Power of Water
A unique program, "The True Power of Water: The Collaboration Between Sound
and Water," will be presented by Dr. Masaru Emoto from 7:15-9:30 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 2, at Thomas Jefferson High School, 4001 W. 102nd St., in Bloomington, Minn.,
on the corner of 102nd Street & France. Dr. Emoto, author of the new books The
Secret Life of Water
and Water Crystal Healing, presents research showing
that water’s molecular structure is affected by its environment. "The True Power
of Water," presented by Aqua Essence ReSource and The Learning Annex, will explore
water crystal photography, everyday uses for the healing power of water and Dr. Emoto’s
latest research on water and sound. General admission is $29.99 in advance ($35 at
door). VIP seating is available for $79.99. To get tickets for this event, visit and click on Minneapolis classes.

Continuum fundraiser
The art of Joan Solomon and her new book Spirits in the Garden, a photographic
journey into the natural world and the amazing secret realm around us will be featured
at the annual gallery fundraiser of Continuum Center, from 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.
1, at 2538 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis. A silent auction will begin at 5 p.m.,
and food and wine will be served to attendees. Tickets are $25 ($15 for Continuum
members). Parking is available on the street, in the Jefferson school lot and Uptown
diner lot, but not in the U.S. Bank mini-mall where the center is located.

Crop Circle Conference
The fifth annual East Coast Crop Circle Conference will take place November 10-12
in Burlington, Vt., featuring experts from the U.K. and U.S. who will explore every
aspect of these beautiful and mysterious formations at a three-day symposium at Goddard
College. The conference is presented by Sacred Britain, a group that specializes
in research and tours of sacred sites and crop circles in England. Attendees can
register for all three days or any of the single days if preferred. Seminars and
workshops will be presented on dowsing, sound healing, the human energy field, sacred
dancing, shapeshifting and labyrinths, as well as the 46 new crop circles that formed
this past summer in Great Britain. For complete information about the conference,
including speaker profiles, visit
or contact Glenn Broughton at [email protected]
or (802) 425-5616.

Making What the Bleep?!

William Arntz, originator of the surprise motion picture What the Bleep Do
We Know?!
, will take you on the long six-year journey that’s been Bleep
– including how it did what it did and why, and how, in the end, it surprised even
him! Arntz will present "Lessons from the Making of What the Bleep?!" from
7-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Temple Israel, 2324 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis,
presented by Continuum Center. Tickets are $25 ($20 for Continuum members) in advance
or at the door. Call (612) 374-4948 to check available seating. What the Bleep?!
is a film about consciousness, the nature of reality and the science/spirit split.
This presentation will explore the social undercurrents that created the need for
this information, the effect of the film’s success on the film industry and how society
has responded to the film.

Dark Raven Anniversary
José Figueroa’s resumé is the stuff of classic kung fu: studying under
a Chinese master who spoke Mandarin and broke bones; competing on an international
stage far removed from Western rules and protections; preaching non-violence to Harlem
street kids. He’s been an educator, journalist, author, actor and fight choreographer
– and now, the founder of his own school, the St. Paul-based Dark Raven Studios,
which promotes fitness, self-defense, confidence and holistic wellness to students
of all levels and ages through its specialty, Chen-style T’ai chi. Dark Raven Studios,
987 Selby Ave., celebrates its first year anniversary from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
18, with a full day of free introductory classes. Guest presenters will be Emily
Graves (Kundalini Yoga & Thai Massage), Michelle Loken (Goddess Warrior program
for women, and Girl Power for girls), and Joseph Tucker (Fit Ball full-body workout).
For more information, call (651) 645-1114 or visit
>Group or private classes are available seven days a week at Dark Raven Studios.

Workshop Offers Alternatives to Overspending
If the pressures of spending and consuming are getting to you, you may find some
peace of mind by attending a workshop called "Living Simply: The Practice of
Moderation," offered by the Benedictine Center in Maplewood, Minn. The program,
taking place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, is led by Nancy Anderson, a United Church
of Christ pastor and a Benedictine oblate. As part of the Center’s policy to make
enrichment opportunities financially accessible to everyone, the cost for attending
this workshop is a freewill offering. Anderson will discuss the pressures to "buy"
in a consumer society that implies things will make us happy. Her workshop highlights
spiritual traditions that promote a life of moderation and simplicity and the freedom
that follows. In the 1990s, Anderson helped form dozens of Living Simply groups that
met weekly throughout the Twin Cities. To register online, go to
and follow the Benedictine Center link. For more information, call (651) 777-7251
or e-mail [email protected]. The
Benedictine Center, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters at St. Paul’s Monastery,
is located at 2675 Larpenteur Ave. E. in Maplewood.

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