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When Art Goes Viral, Will It Also Go Extinct?

Guest blogger Linda Marks wonders what archeologists of the future will be missing if they try to unearth our world so enamored with virtual reality? The case for preserving the "clutter" of art in the physical.

Physical Empathy and Emotional Empathy

Guest blogger, Lisa Campion, explains the two major ways that we feel empathy — Physical Empathy and Emotional Empathy.

GMO? OMG! Just Label It

> You have the right to know what's in your food. 92% of Americans want the FDA to label genetically engineered or GMO foods.

Universal Healthcare Kicks Off in Vermont

Deb Richter, MD, resolved to fix the health care system almost as soon as she began practicing medicine more than two decades ago in inner city Buffalo.

Seed Libraries

Utne Reader reports that a small number of public libraries around the country are beginning to do for seeds what they have long done for books.

Instrumental Partners Program Announced

Worcester Public Schools and WICN 90.5, the NPR jazz station in Worcester, MA, announce a collaboration called Instrumental Partners.

Full Scholarships for Veterans at the Massage School

The Massage School, with two locations in Acton and Easthampton, MA, is offering full scholarships to veterans returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jurors Can Help Efforts to Legalize Marijuana

According to the latest Gallop poll, over 50 percent of Americans want to legalize marijuana.

Occupy Boston Insider View

ReaderSupportedNews.org gives a live account of Occupy Boston's residents, their trials and successes, and sacrifice for the cause.

Imagine Sending Your Children to a School Like This

Together we can make a difference. Imagine kids shivering from the cold because there is no heat in their classrooms, pieces of scrap plastic covering broken window panes, water leaking from the ceiling...

The Occupy Movement Gets Creative

Most all of the original Occupy Wall Street encampments have been shut down in cities around the country and the occupiers evicted. How does the movement move forward without spaces to occupy?

Breaking Up With Your Big Bank

For years John and I have been embarrassed to have accounts at Bank of America, considered changing banks for years...

A New American Holiday Gift Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant overseas factories are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods — merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year give the gift of prosperity for other Americans.

Animals in the Afterlife: Heavenly Encounters

For anyone who has ever grieved the loss of a pet, there are inevitable questions. Did I do the right thing in letting go? Is he ok now? Is he in heaven?...

Holistic Health Thrills: Burn Calories

What will they think of next??  Burn 2000 Calories — a fun way!

Watch The Trailer For "Miss Representation"

When the documentary Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, audiences were riveted. 

Matt Taibbi: OccupyWallStreet Makes Invisible Corporate Crimes Visible

Rolling Stones columnist Matt Taibbi writes, "The essence of this particular sort of oligarchic power is its complexity and day-to-day invisibility: Its worst crimes simply can't be seen by the public or put on TV."

"It's Not a Scarcity Problem; It's a Distribution Problem"

Speaking on Wednesday, October 5, Naomi Klein praised the assembled #OccupyWallStreet crowd for its courage, peacefulness and commitment to preserve this people's movement as "the most important thing in the world now."

Columbus Did Not Discover America

In the year 2011, as Native people in this country, we still must explain our feelings about a historically inaccurate, national holiday.

Official OccupyWallStreet Site

Read the latest posts and up-to-the minute schedule for Liberty Square in NYC as well as other cities across the country at www.occupywallst.org.

The Wall Street Occupation — What's It Really About?

A lot of what you’ve probably seen or read about the #occupywallstreet action is wrong, especially if you’re getting it on the Internet. The action started as an idea posted online...

Natural Living Expo a Success in Sturbridge!

The 5th Annual Natural Living Expo was a great success this past weekend, September 24-25 in Sturbridge, MA. The rain held off, the community gathered and connections were made. See photos and reflections here from the event producer...

FDA Set to Ban Your Supplements

If big drug companies get what they want, you'll soon be unable to afford your favorite vitamins and many will be removed altogether. Want to get back at them? Then here's a template letter you can send to help me take them to task...

Theosophical Society Equinox Ceremony and Open House

The year was 1875 and Congress passed its first Civil Rights Act (invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883), Nobel Prize winner and medical missionary Albert Schweitzer was born, and Helena P. Blavatsky began the modern Theosophical movement in New York City...

ACAM Midwife Center Update in Guatemala

Since 2000, Spirit of Change holistic magazine has supported the envisioning, fundraising, building and eventual...

Advancing Age and Ecstasy

Douglas Worth has been writing poetry since the seventh grade, attempting for half a century to express his sense of the miraculousness of existence and the rich weave of human joy and suffering...

Living From The Sun

In a false-face world of synthesized and mass-produced lies from media, government, religion, and public education why would anyone want to"live from the Sun"? This is a question both poetic and rational, but I have my answer.

Crop Circle Summer

Read Bill Strubbe's live update here on his ongoing crop circle adventures in England. Look for Bill's full report in Spirit of Change this year.

Greenfield Community College's New Stillpoint Center For Advanced Massage Education Now Offers Continuing Education CEUs

Massage therapists and bodyworkers seeking continuing education to maintain their licenses, energize their practices, enhance their skills, and expand their client base have a new local resource.

Special Request from the Native Brothers and Sisters in the Southwest

As you can see on the news, the Wallow fire in Northern Arizona is still uncontrollable and spreading.
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Daily Astrology

November 21, 2019

This last full day of the Scorpio Sun has a grounded feel. The Moon is in meticulous Virgo. Morning lunar trines to Saturn and Pluto prompt a dedicated work effort. Productivity is likely to be well above average. However, mid-afternoon sees the Moon…
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November 2019

“Bringing Energy into Matter” Learn basics of Tachyon, Zero Point Energy and Quantum Physics Tachyonized products and healing tools for purchase Participate in a seeing...

Cost: Free (preregistration is required)

Where:
The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment
10 Grassmere Avenue
Suite #300
West Hartford, CT  06110
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Sponsor: Psychotherapy Healing Services, LLC
Telephone: 860-798-6176
Contact Name: Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW
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Beaver Moon: Herbs for Aches and Pains Using Anti-Inflammatory Herbs. Refreshments served. To RSVP contact herbalist Rachel Ross, RN CNM. Visit our Facebook page for the latest...

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Telephone: (508) 847-8615
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Come shine with us! Join us in harmony and in our goal to bring the light of Spiritualism forward to all those who are searching.

Where:
VFW Post 2597
775 Boston Rd, Rt 3A
Billerica, MA
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Sponsor: The Spiritualist Fellowship Church Of New England
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A beautiful collection of messages from Jeshua Ben Joseph (Jesus) that will transform your life, as it did his. Coming together to study these teachings, to ponder, to savor, to deepen our...

Cost: $25 per class

Where:
Heart and Soul Holistic Healing Center
130 Massapoag Avenue
Sharon, MA  02067
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Sponsor: Heart and Soul Holistic
Telephone: 781-258-9942
Contact Name: Barbara Ann Strassman
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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Atend a public hearing for S665 at the Massachusetts State House to protect holistic practitioners. This is the second bill that urgently needs your attention now. S665 will provide a safe...

Where:
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St
Rooms A1 and A2
Boston, MA  02133
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With Peyton Pugmire, spiritual intuitive and Certified Angel Card Reader Tuesdays, 9/24, 10/22, 11/19, 12/17, 6pm–8pm You are intuitive beyond belief. This is your soul’s...

Cost: $40

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Creative Spirit
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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Free Evidence-Based Holistic Health Education Program at Wilbraham Senior Center The H.E.A.R.T. Program® (Health Empowerment and Real Transformation), created and instructed by Michelle...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilbraham Senior Center
45 Post Office Park, #4502
Wilbraham, MA  01095
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Sponsor: Harmony Way
Telephone: 413-636-2475
Contact Name: Michelle Caron
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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The Fertility Awareness Meetup provides women with an opportunity to learn about and discuss natural birth control options and fertility. This is a space to connect with peers, access information,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cambridge Women's Center
46 Pleasant St
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Sponsor: AC Fertility Awareness
Telephone: 617-899-7624
Contact Name: Anna Churchill

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The online dating scene can be exciting, overwhelming, and also annoying. However, it can truly be worth the hassle if you end up finding your ideal match! Just like Kerri did! Come to this...

Cost: $25

Where:
Awaken Holistic Counseling Services
2 Liberty St., Unit 2L
Newburyport, MA  01950
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Sponsor: Awaken Holistic Counseling Services, LLC
Telephone: 978-255-7893
Contact Name: Kerri Morrison
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Broga® is an officially licensed brand of fitness infused yoga geared for men but open to all. With instructors around the world, Chuck was trained by the brands creator and went onto work as...

Cost: $20

Where:
SSFIT STudio
339 Boston Post Rd, Suite 6A
Sudury, MA  01776
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Sponsor: SSFIT STUDIO
Telephone: 508-904-7171
Contact Name: Steven
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Come detox, relax and renew yourself for the fall in our sanctuary! We have an intimate gathering of great readers and healers providing services at sampler rates to enjoy their services while...

Cost: $60: 3 Pack Service Special; $25: Single Service

Where:
Healing Power Of Flowers—Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani (My journey from cancer, to near death, to true healing) In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four...

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Circle Acupuncture & Healing
411 West Main Street, Suite 2R (rear of building)
Northborough, MA  01532
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Sponsor: Open Circle Acupuncture & Healing
Telephone: 508-393-1212
Contact Name: Kim Flaherty
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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At our free Divorce Boot Camp, you will learn how to manage the legal, financial, real estate, mortgage and personal issues related to divorce. About this Event: Are you considering, going...

Cost: Free

Where:
Leading Edge Real Estate
2 Mount Vernon Street
Winchester, MA  01890
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Sponsor: Vesta: Redefining Divorce
Telephone: 508-744-6014
Contact Name: Deanna Coyle
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
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Four week series for girls ages 11 and up with Leigh Sloss This series of classes will focus on some of the most effective yoga and mindfulness skills for reducing stress and anxiety.  In a...

Cost: Series: $75; Drop in rate $20

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Contact Name: Alice Bentley
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Give Yourself the gift of Reiki this holiday season! Have you always wanted to learn Reiki but didn’t want to commit to a full day workshop?  This is the class for you! Reiki...

Cost: $175

Where:
Center for Inner Wellness
26B Main street
Chester, MA  01011
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Sponsor: Center for Inner Wellness
Telephone: 413-315-1133
Contact Name: Maureen Suriner
Website »

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Learn to overcome spinal tensions through therapeutic postures, designed to decompress your spine and relieve pain. Taught by a certified yoga therapist, classes bring you through poses...

Cost: 5/$50

Where:
Bliss Through Yoga
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice O'Brien
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