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The Equinox Edition of The List. June 2017 Update.

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                                        The Equinox Edition of The List.
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I. Community Gardens
II. Co-ops.
III. Energy Systems.
IV. Healing.
V. Music.
VI. Games.
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FAQs (i.e., following the Categories)

I. Community Gardens

Intro: Sites are shown from many popular geographic areas, such that different communities can see each other’s work, borrowing good ideas from each otherand perhaps networking together.  Usually one site per geographic area is all that is shown. Consumer Supported Agriculture has been recently receiving media news coverage.   }some of their food feeds the poor. DL 2011 Replacement:   }helping small and family farmers to sell direct to the public, etc.   }the American Community Gardening Association’s page.    }colorful productive gardens in Arizona. DL 2013. Replacement:   }this is their new site. But we also have these related links now:    }the community foodbank and garden list for southern arizona, with photos; and   }list of  all community gardens in Arizona. This link is good, and the site is there. If Word won’t link to it, cut and paste, or link from your e-mail. 2017 DL. Workaround:   }we found a map that will list many of the community gardens in, in this case, Arizona. the map has instructions, but you just zoom in on Arizona until it is large enough to show individual locations. In the right-hand margin, uncheck "sustainable living" but leave the other two checked. Hover over a flag and a small pop-up will show you what it is. We checked the map's community gardens against a search engine's list for Arizona, and the greenmap was fairly complete.   }Clean, simple site, nice colors, homepage a little crowded. “We offer only the cleanest 100% non-hybrid, non-GMO, chemical free produce seed, to allow you to plant your own gardens, feed your families and friends, and then harvest your seed to save for use the following planting season.”     }recipes for DIY Community Gardens. DL 2011  2013: Replacement:   }how to build a community garden. DL 2017 (redirects). Replacement: Times change, and of course the DIY fence project was probably just for that year (2013); but still they have two community gardens there:    }Community gardens are an ideal way for the person who wants to grow their own vegetables and flowers and who doesn't have any growing space where they live. San Ramon has two community gardens where you can rent space on an annual basis.North Community Garden - located at Crow Canyon Gardens on 105 Park Place South and Community Garden - located at the Senior Center Community Park and gardens on 9300 Alcosta Blvd. The spaces vary in size depending on your requirements. Deposits and annual costs are minimal and are available to both residents and non-residents of San Ramon.  Water is provided by the City. For an application and other information regarding getting your garden space, please visit the San Ramon Parks Programs.
But we also found:   }almost all photos, and DIY steps for community gardens, from one of the most crowded cities in the world, Tokyo.   }more formal description with history of CSA farms. CSA=Community Supported Agriculture.     }more of the virtues and uses of Community Garden.    }the Burlington, Vermont pleasant site. Like others, they do mini-grants, greenbelts, etc.     }list of all their gardens.   }list of agricultural co-operatives.   }sample rules and regulations of a Community Garden.   }how they do it in Germany.    }Seattle's view of a Community Garden.    }American Community Gardening Association Garden picture archive.    }Find a garden. 43 links on the page.    }The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. The Association recognizes that community gardening improves people’s quality of life by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, reducing family food budgets, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education.   }a source of non-GMO seeds. The staggering diversity of heirloom vegetables and plants that are grown annually at Seed Savers’ Heritage Farm is unmatched. Seed Savers Exchange maintains the largest non-governmental seed bank in the United States that has the goal of making varieties accessible to the public. We permanently maintain thousands of rare and unique vegetable and fruit varieties!    }this site provides stipends for those who want to start community gardens! “Community Gardens As Appleseeds” is a registered 501c3 non-profit with no overhead that provides help to people interested in community gardens in their town, neighborhood, school or place of worship. Messages to Community Gardens As Appleseeds can be sent to the following email address: .”    }organic-looking site from the Southwest. A nice, simple site.    }another co-op directory service.       }co-operative grocer’s food co-op directory, with 311 members, and their e-zine, with topics, back issues, and resources.     }the concept of community gardens can be expanded to CSA, and then to Community Food Systems, as they have done in this primer. Recommended, for example, if you’re a gardener and want to become involved with local food distribution.    }a good site for finding and ordering heirloom vegetable. Clean site, color photos of products. About the annoying voiceover on the home page: you can modify Firefox to show a speaker icon in the tab of any site that has A/V; then click the icon to turn the audio off. We don’t know for sure if these heirloom seeds are non-GMO, but that seems to be implied.   }community food gardens in Toronto, Canada. Clean, simple site. Their community guidebooks and fact sheets  }have HTML and pdf manuals, guidebooks, etc. for what they call, “community driven naturalization”. The pdfs are natural and community garden manuals. 2017 Update:    }Evergreen's work focuses on empowering Canadians to make a difference in their own communities. Ready access to the best resources is a big part of that mandate. That's why we offer a wide range of helpful and informative materials at little or no cost.    } the food gardens foundation, in Africa! “Food Gardens Foundation also known as FGF was established in 1976 under the name of Food Gardens Unlimited, as a result of the June 16 riots in Soweto, Gauteng.  At that time there were no food supplies going to Soweto as vans were overturned at every opportunity available.  Two ladies Pauline Raphaely (a geologist) and Joyce Niland (a farmer's wife) saw a need and started the organization out of R100 to introduce Food Gardens in Soweto.  These gardens were letter called Peace Gardens and as a result of this the organization won several awards.”   }Community Garden in Dallas, TX.     }New York City. ”A unique mix of education, organizing, and advocacy to help people cultivate community gardens…” Clean site.   }An intro to community food gardens. The point of most community gardens is to provide healthy, safe food, but there are many other kinds of garden sites on the web. These links are for community food gardens.     }Chicago's Community Garden and "green-net", which shows what other communities can do.    }search by state of zip code for CSA in your area. These are almost the same thing as community gardens. This site also has good links. 2012 Update:   }new URL for this site.     }Added features of the community gardens are that they not only provide a wonderful place to grow delicious, hand-pick veggies, the gardens also create and support a local food infrastructure and foster a sense of community. There are many organizations and grassroots efforts that are happy to provide information about how to start and support a community garden. Do you have questions about stating a community garden in your neighborhood? Ask Daphne.  14 community gardens across the U.S. are featured on the page.    }photo of a Community Garden (Waltham, Mass.), and links (which may be hard to see).   }well-developed site, community has large garden.   }the food gardens foundation. “established in 1977 under the name of Food Gardens Unlimited, as a socio-economic project to teach people to help themselves by growing essential food according to sustainable organic principles.” CFG is a part of this larger website and organization. South Africa.   }page for the Homefree Growing Project in Santa Cruz(Ca). "In the soil of our urban farm and garden, people find the tools they need to build a home in the world. We envision a thriving and inclusive community, workforce, and local food system. We value the capacity of every individual for growth and renewal;  the joy that comes from growing and sharing healthy food; and the well-being created by vibrant social and natural ecosystems. "   }more on their community supported agriculture.    }has farmer’s markets, family farms, and CSAs as well.    }The Los Angeles Community Garden Council (LACGC) partners with 40 community gardens in LA County to take care of the business side of gardening and give you more time to get dirty in the garden! We also offer gardening advice and workshops to more than 125 community gardens in LA County.     }with a grant from Wild Oats, etc. “We are a non-profit organization operating 6 organic community gardens in the city limits of Long Beach, CA.Founded in 1994, we locate urban vacant lots from public and private owners and turn them into beautiful community gardens for local and sustainable food production.”    }There really are only positive effects of community gardening. It gives a community a gathering space, provides green space in urban areas, educates people -- especially children -- about the way the natural world works, and gives shelter to urban wildlife. It is also a place for people to grow their own food, and it provides a social network for reaching out to neighbors.    }Community garden potluck party.  See how a band of neighbors in Philadelphia celebrate their city lot-turned-vegetable garden with family, friends, and food. With a charming garden, a variety of plants, and seasonal recipes, you'll be inspired to plot your own community vegetable garden. The first rule of Philadelphia's Bodine Street Community Garden is that there really aren't any official rules. No one asks you to fork over membership dues (there are none), keeps tabs on how often you turn the compost, or silently seethes at the sprawl of your cucumber vines. The atmosphere at the garden, located in the Queen Village section of the city, is equal parts feel-good, family, friendly, and funky: Block parties regularly emanate from the 20 or so member gardeners, as do pumpkin festivals and potluck dinners.   }this is from:   }in Canada    }OSU's "urban gardening program". DL 2011. Replacement:   }an announcement; and of course   }their gardening hotlines. For real. More info here:   }searched OSU.   }a derelict (physical) allotment site reclaimed for food production. The English invented this sort of thing.    }more Community Gardens (this from Bronx, NY).   }Began in 1983 as an effort to purchase good wholesome food in bulk for our family and a few friends and neighbors. Over 600 families later, we are still sharing purchases with old as well as new friends. While providing food is the way we make our living, ours is a personal mission to provide folks with whatever service it takes to help them along the road to a wholesome and healthy diet. We support local agriculture and enterprise either directly in the buying club or indirectly through networking to help members and local enterprises find one another.   }another intro site for community gardens and CSA. “The focus of this page is to provide background resources for Washington local government policy makers on opportunities to enhance sustainability by encouraging gardening in urban settings.” Good overview and links.    }there's also Community Supported Agriculture. Convenience, independence, sustainability.      }Philadelphia's Community Garden, with photos. A "green" site.  Info on making garden fountains, variety of designs and prices. Recommended.   }clean and tasteful site.   }another area's Community Garden "POS". DL 2011 Replacement:    }scroll down to “Community Based Food System”. They also have a different   }community gardens page.   }more from Washington State. Here, they’re connecting farmers and communities together. What can happen when CSA, etc., are systematized and developed.   }complete info about RainGardens, and the RainGarden network.    }Because of its healing properties and the Velcro-like hairs, you can use a comfrey leaf just like a bandaid. If you want to sterilize it, dip it in boiling water, then let it cool and apply to minor wound. Comfrey is known for its healing qualities. It was referred to as "Knitbone" traditionally, as it is known for knitting together tissues and promoting cell growth. It was also referred to as "Bruisewort" as it is known to reduce swelling and bruising when applied to injuries as a poultice or compress. Leaves in poultices and compresses have been applied to varicose veins and arthritic joints, as well as diaper rash. Warm, smashed or bruised leaves applied to an inflamed injury are said to help reduce swelling and bruising, as well as reduce scarring.    }shows all "p-patch" Community Garden, with a very thorough and complete linklist for Community Gardeners. Their list alone is more complete than this whole Category.   }more on the "p-patch program" (Seattle, Wa.) Their program is well-organized and doing very well; good site.   }brief statement on San Jose (Ca.) Community Garden, with history, links, and downloads.   }site with downloadable information regarding healthy foods and sustainable living, for use as handouts (“get involved”). These include a Farm Kit and a Sustainable Food Kit, for example, if you wanted to start Homefree Gardens in your area, or CSA. 2017 DL and not Archived.  Replacements:    }Farm From a Box is a kit designed to make it easier for all types of organizations to start growing sustainable food. Nonprofit humanitarian agencies, schools, community groups, and even individuals can buy a $50,000 kit, which comes with a complete water system including a solar-powered pump and drip irrigation system. Together, those features help conserve water by using it more efficiently, delivering water directly to the roots of growing plants. All of the kit’s components are solar-powered, so the kit also includes 3 kW of solar energy capacity which is enough to power the water pump as well as WiFi connectivity that makes it possible to monitor the farm conditions remotely. Because the built-in solar power technology generates more than enough energy to power the farm’s equipment, the farm is suitable to run completely off the grid. ...and,   }If you are an agricultural or business professional, a farmer or a community member who is exploring the development of a food hub, our Food Hub Starter Kit contains a short, annotated list of resources that will be useful for you. View or download a copy here.  Resources for the starter kit were gathered from food hub projects around the country, as well as the National Good Food Network and the USDA. Because food hubs can be very complicated and are not to be undertaken lightly, the list leans toward resources that give guidance on feasibility studies and business planning.  ...and...   }Help promote sustainable food and save family farms. Use our downloadable handouts to learn about the problems with our current food system, and the solutions we're working on. Sustainable Food Basics: Do you want to do something positive to help promote sustainable food, save family farms, and let others know about the problems and solutions with our food supply? If so, this section is for you!  ...and finally...    }Two star tower system with 30 plants per tower and an insulated 40 gallon fish tank.* System includes an ACV air pump and filter assembly with clear acrylicaccess panel. Kit contains PH Monitoring: Fast, easy and accurate test solutions for pH,high range pH, ammonia, nitrate & nitrite. Scientifically accurate for professional results Includes free color wall chart, riveted color cards and glass test tubes. Kit includes over 800 tests. Kit includes: 30 – 2” net pots, 100 starter GroDan grow cubes and Grow Stone silica rock for net pots.   }homemade site with tips for children. This page also has more info on demonstration gardens in Vancouver and Montreal. This site has been improved in recent years. 2017 DL. Replacements:    }Junior Master Gardener, kinderGARDEN, Nutrition in the Garden, Human Issues in Horticulture, Composting for Kids, Aggie Horticulture.  As well, visit:    }Unique urban agriculture container used for demonstration garden in Montreal.   ...and...   }30 Page Photo Album. Since 1990, the City of Vancouver and City Farmer Society have been working together at the Vancouver Compost Demonstration Garden, to teach Vancouver residents how they can ‘go green’ at home. Composting is part of a larger City strategy named ‘Grow Natural’, which shows the public how to “save time, money and the environment by using natural yard care techniques.”   }In a world of asphalt and brick, New York's more than 450 community gardens provide residents rare places to relax and connect with nature. They serve as front porches and backyards—places to meet with neighbors, play, grow produce, and gather for summer cookouts. The majority of gardens were created in the 1970s and '80s, when residents of poor, minority neighborhoods began taking over abandoned lots, clearing rubble to plant beds, and grow vegetables. The city, having little use for the vacant properties, granted the gardeners temporary leases through the parks department's GreenThumb program.    }Community Supported Agriculture consists of a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation so that the farmland becomes, either legally or spiritually, the community's farm, with the growers and consumers providing mutual support and sharing the risks and benefits of food production. Typically, members or "share-holders" of the farm or garden pledge in advance to cover the anticipated costs of the farm operation and farmer's salary. In return, they receive shares in the farm's bounty throughout the growing season, as well as satisfaction gained from reconnecting to the land and participating directly in food production.    }Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce   }their colorful Community Garden site. DL 2011. Replacement:   }their links are in the right-hand column, e.g. for   }the Vancouver edible garden project.    }more photos; a U.K. example. DL 2011 No replacement. The entire site is gone. 2012 Update: We wanted the English to be still included on our list; so, we found:   }”Carmarthenshire County Council’s Housing team have been working closely with tenants, residents and young people to improve the areas around which they live and to develop environmental enhancement and community food growing schemes.”

II. Co-ops.
Intro: Sites are shown from many popular geographic areas, such that different communities can see each other’s work, borrowing good ideas from each others
and perhaps networking their areas together.  Usually one site per geographic area
is all that is shown. Some of these co-ops are more community-active, some are
more politically-active, etc., some are simpler. We have avoided the big business health food stores, since there is something inappropriate about them; think of, say, Whole Foods.  Note: “coop” denotes the extant term “coop”, i.e., a place where chickens live. A co-operative enterprise is abbreviated “co-op”, that is, with the hyphen.  }nice list of sister-organizations. DL 2011 This link is down now; however, they’re still there at    }their homepage. They have a great farmer’s market there:  }info about it.    }Austin Co-op Network. 149 links  on the page.   }The Brattleboro Food Co-op was formed in 1975 as a small buying club. Today, the Co-op is a 14,580 square foot natural foods market and deli on the ground floor of a four-story building that also includes Co-op offices, a commissary kitchen, a cooking classroom, and 24 apartments. This beautiful downtown anchor building is a result of a collaboration with the Windham and Windsor Housing Trust and Housing Vermont, with many environmentally friendly features, including utilizing refrigeration waste heat to heat apartments and the store, solar panels on the roof, and many more. The current store opened for business in June of 2012. The Brattleboro Food Co-op is community-owned, with over 6000 active shareholders.    }in Bozeman, Mt., with a fancier website design.   }an example of utility co-ops; list of utility co-ops from all over the country.    }Cooperative Communities of Chicago BETA. Info hub for housing that you can afford and enjoy.    }Food Co-ops are GROWING in Chicagoland! With four food retail co-ops in development and two, Dill Pickle Co-op and Sugar Beet Food Co-op, open for business, these are exciting times for good food enthusiasts from all corners of Chicagoland. Read on to learn more about each co-op, how you can get involved in the movement, and stay tuned for events and news from the Chicagoland Food Co-op Coalition.   }Marietta, Ga. Has excellent, long list of co-ops & markets throughout the eastern states.  Also “action alerts”, and news. DL 2011 but the original site is still there at:   }their homepage. A national list of food co-ops, health food stores, and natural food stores can be found here:   }a long list of ‘em.   }one from Champaign, Ill. Site partly under construction. 2011 Update: Their site is finished and it is nicely organized. A good co-op.   }from Bellingham, Wa, another pleasant website. They are also associated with a community garden, as are many of these co-ops. We’re featuring not just co-ops with nice websites, but those who carry non-GMO foods or have community gardens, etc.   }get a “.coop” domain name.    }National Co-op Grocer’s Assoc. Links. DL 2011 but they have a link-list to co-ops nationally here:   }12 pages of them listed. 1,393 links on the page.   }they also publish an online magazine, called Co-operative Grocer.   }the co-op directory service; novel set of links. The Coop Directory Service is an online source of information about natural food co-ops. This is a nice site, and their links are here: Of Our Favorite Links   }includes links not related to co-ops.    }from Brattleboro, Vermont. “Think co-op member initiatives move too slowly? Then you haven’t met the members of the Brattleboro Food Co-op. Due to the powerful efforts made by a handful of persons, the shelf tags in this co-op’s grocery department now indicate which foods are produced without GMOs: genetically modified organisms.”    }Univ. of Wisconsin’s “Co-ops and you”. Lists types of co-ops.   }they’re having a celebration of community and co-ops here. The Seattle and Puget Sound areas of Washington are very strong in this area, and elsewhere in Washington. Fun video on site.    }co-ops doing flood relief for Midwestern farmers.   }from Rutledge, Mo; they’re also in Palo Alto, Ca., where we were members of Dancing Rabbit. Links and blogs here:  }for example, Intentional Communities.   }from Davis, Ca.; clean site; a really good food co-op.      }one apparently from Chicago, Ill.; a new food co-op that is forming in Logan Square/Bucktown; they have films, member picnics, etc.   }We stay informed about food advocacy and healthy lifestyles issues, and respond quickly to local, regional, national and global food concerns. One of the biggest in the last several years has been the increasing prevalence of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our foods. In 2012, Durango Natural Foods Co-op became the first grocer in Durango to voluntarily label non-GMO verified products throughout our store, helping to provide more choices and transparency for our customers.    }from Durham, N.C. 2011 DL Their site seems to be down, but here is some info: Durham Food Co-op;     }919-490-0929; 1101 W. Chapel Hill St.; Phone: 919-490-0929; 1101 W. Chapel Hill St.; Durham, NC 27701; and there are some audio files here:   }which are available at (with an M3U stream) at:   }the co-op was still active in 2007 when this list was first made. 2012 Update: Here is   }the Durham Central Market. “folks in several neighborhoods near downtown Durham saw a need and were excited about the possibility of creating a grocery/market that focused on locally-produced food. Our goal is to create a neighborhood co-op grocery that reflects Durham's unique culture and community, and that will serve those who live and work in the heart of Durham.”     }progressive site with ethical eating, fair trade, and U.S.Organic.    }natural and organic food co-ops and health food stores: a directory. Green directory since 1998.  }wholesale Fair Trade for your co-op, etc. See also their co-op. today most people are familiar with Equal Exchange, check out this site if you’re not.    }good co-op in Pensacola, Fl., with 11000 members.   }Farmer’s Coop offers a selection of Non GMO feeds at our locations from Hiland Naturals.  Hiland Naturals is the largest, nationwide producer of premium, high quality Non GMO livestock feeds in the nation. Please find below a list of the products we offer.       }in Brooklyn, N.Y., since 1973.   }We want to give members the information they need to make food choices. This is the number one reason. Reason number two is that corporate agriculture dominates the national discussion, which has led to a lack of regulation about labeling. We must step it up on a local level because it is not being done on a national level. At least 26 countries have banned and/or labeled GMO food, but so far in the US, only Vermont has been able to get a label law passed. Our state tried to pass an initiative for GMO labeling, but corporate opponents of I-522 spent tens of millions of dollars to defeat it. Millions of citizens want to know what their food is made of, but millions of corporate dollars are working hard to keep GMO labeling from becoming law. Until that hopefully inevitable day comes, The Food Co-op is taking its own steps to help members connect the dots and make informed choices.    }Food Conspiracy Co-op, Tucson, Az. Good site. Check out their info on GE foods (i.e., GMOs) here   }with detailed information by crop here:   }detailed.   }one of Portland’s fine co-ops.   }they have bulk organic herbs and spices which you can buy online from them. The founded the National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs.    }The Hunger Site, fight poverty and hunger every day. About GreaterGood. Providing easy online ways to help people, animals, and the planet, GreaterGood began in 1999 to provide support for worthy causes through easy, online actions. Since its launch, GreaterGood has contributed more than $40 million to charities around the world. Each of our cause-related websites partners with nonprofits to provide support through many different easy actions, including a free, fast 'click', shopping, and through the Gifts That Give More™ online donation program. Currently, all donations generated by GreaterGood activities are distributed by, a 501c3 nonprofit. Each year, grants go to more than 130 charities working in the United States and worldwide.    }their original URL seems down 2011 Update but the URL given works. Canada’s co-ops that deliver, in Vancouver and Toronto. They’re also connected with:    }Canada’s online organic food store. There is also a list of online organic food stores here:    }in our tests, only one of the links went to natural beauty products instead. List of online organic stores.     }national locator for health
food stores and natural co-ops. A fast and excellent site that has all the co-ops listed.   }”Paper or Plastic? How ‘Bout Neither?” Another good co-op from New York. “GreenStar, like many co-ops, has taken steps to help combat global warming and needless litter by implementing a few simple, but significant changes. We encourage customers to bring their own bags by offering a $.05 rebate per bag brought in to reuse and by selling reusable bags in the store, at a range of prices. Recognizing that many people will still want to be offered a bag while checking out, GreenStar switched a few years ago to more sustainable options.” Recommended that you read this article, and that Greenstar increase the rebate to 10¢  per bag brought.    }co-op in Jamaica Plain,  Massachusetts. Find the others at:    }this page also has GMO info links.    }Fellowship For Intentional Community: Co-ops directory. 211 links on the page, the first of 10.    }one in Northfield, Mn.; a knitting-circle meets there.   }Lakewinds Natural Foods, a full-service cooperative grocery, has served the western suburbs for over 35 years and currently has locations in Minnetonka and Chanhassen, Minnesota. “Lakewinds, along with other natural food retailers across the country, is celebrating Non-GMO Month. Why bring attention to this controversial issue? As you may know, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) are commonly found in conventional processed foods, but there is a movement in the natural foods industry to use a non-GMO verification seal on packaged food to indicate when it is GMO-free.”    }Albuquerque, Gallup, and Santa Fe co-ops.    }grocery and café in Marietta, Georgia.   }database listings of food co-ops.    }”The MORNINGSIDE BUYING CLUB began in 1983 as an effort to purchase good wholesome food in bulk for our family and a few friends and neighbors. We are Barb and Jim Joyner. We live our lives, farm our crops and operate the Morningside Buying Club in rural middle Tennessee. We serve buying club members within about a 75 mile radius from where we live.”   }an example of housing co-ops (please see also   }Since 1975, Mountain People’s Co-op (known to locals as simply “The Co-op”) has offered residents of Morgantown, West Virginia, an unparalleled range of natural, organic, fair trade and local products that can’t be found at big chain stores.    } straightforward site from Minneapolis. Has list of Midwestern Co-ops.  DL 2011 Replacement:   }Minnesota food co-ops and health food stores directory. Here also is:   }linklist of Co-ops in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the Twin Cities.    }You may wonder why there are vitamins or supplements that other companies sell that you can’t find at Natural Grocers. This is because there are certain nutrients or ingredients that we have determined to be of questionable quality or safety, and therefore will not sell them. The following is a list of those types of products, along with explanations as to why we don’t sell them.
You may wonder why there are vitamins or supplements that other companies sell that you can’t find at Natural Grocers. This is because there are certain nutrients or ingredients that we have determined to be of questionable quality or safety, and therefore will not sell them. The following is a list of those types of products, along with explanations as to why we don’t sell them. - See more at:
You may wonder why there are vitamins or supplements that other companies sell that you can’t find at Natural Grocers. This is because there are certain nutrients or ingredients that we have determined to be of questionable quality or safety, and therefore will not sell them. The following is a list of those types of products, along with explanations as to why we don’t sell them. - See more at:    }What is an Intentional Community? "An intentional community is a planned residential community designed from the start to have a high degree of social cohesion and teamwork. The members of an intentional community typically hold a common social, political, religious, or vision." Intentional communities are often a very affordable housing solution for renters or someone wishing to purchase a home as well. Best of all, an Intentional Community is a community where basically, the owners get to design their own neighborhood.     }the National Co-operative Business Association; provides networking and some types of support, “Putting it all together for food co-ops”. Their list of affiliates page now has a map.    }Vermont’s excellent collection of progressive co-ops. DL 2011. Try this replacement:   }Vermont health food stores, food co-ops, & natural food markets.     }has 2 locations in Iowa. DL 2011 Replacement:    }web-based marketplace for Iowa-grown foods.     }an article on Singapore’s “Foodfare”
co-op. They’re also doing union organizing, worker protection, etc.  This is the world’s
most densely populated country, at the southern end of the Malay Peninsula. DL 2011 Unfortunately that link is down, try this:   }Singapore national co-op federation news, and   }their co-operative insurance provider. Also   }shows that in Singapore, every-other person (1 of 2) is a member of a co-op.    }one in Lincoln, Nebraska, featured on the Learning Channel.   }”Food Conspiracy Co-op is a 31-year-old natural foods store in Tucson, Ariz., with a dedicated membership base and a loud voice. Armed with community dedication and willing volunteers, the co-op has tangled with the big boys, lobbying natural foods manufacturers to clean up their products and offer a broader selection of products free of genetic contamination.” From the Organic Consumers Association.   }store and café from Ann Arbor, Mich.; links with the “Inter-co-operative Council.    }The Community Page:  Ecovillages, Intentional Community, Cohousing, Cooperatives, Healthy & Livable Communities, Group Process & Creating Community Anywhere! A People & Planet Gateway & Guide.   }The Portland Food Co-op brings local producers and consumers together in a member-owned marketplace to grow a healthier community and a more sustainable food system.  We model cooperative values, operate with transparency, and foster trusting relationships with our customers, employees, and suppliers. We are a grocery store, owned by thousands of community members and open to the public, that offers a wide selection of local, organic, and natural foods, and household products. We are dedicated to supporting local farmers and producers, serving our community and building the local economy.    }Wilkinsburg, Pa., with a witty intro.
 2017 DL and not Archived. Replacements:    }food co-op and groceries near Wilkinsburg, Pa.  76 links on the page.  And....    }East End Food Co-op is Pittsburgh’s only member-owned natural and organic food market, serving the community since 1980. You’ll find delicious, healthy food in our store’s aisles, and a triple bottom line when it comes to our business. As a local business, we support sustainable food, environmental responsibility, and our community.    }from Vermont, one that’s 65 years old.      }famous SF co-op with history of  co-ops throughout SF and Berkeley, and photos of their beautiful murals.   }from Evansville, IN.; clean, simple site.   }in Roanoke, Virginia; they have a You Tube commercial.      }beautiful site, with Action Alerts, social justice and environmental health issues, even recipes. Good model for other co-ops. Also:   }read their demonstration theatre page.   }nice-looking co-op in Minneapolis.    }We have a wide selection of local, organic, and non-GMO items at the Co-op. If you're looking for farmers' market freshness along with the selection and convenience of a grocery store, then you've come to the right place. San Luis Obispo.      }nice co-op from Everett, Wash.    }If you are an agricultural or business professional, a farmer or a community member who is exploring the development of a food hub, our Food Hub Starter Kit contains a short, annotated list of resources that will be useful for you. View or download a copy here. Resources for the starter kit were gathered from food hub projects around the country, as well as the National Good Food Network and the USDA. Because food hubs can be very complicated and are not to be undertaken lightly, the list leans toward resources that give guidance on feasibility studies and business planning.      }précis and brief history of co-ops. Recommended reading.       }from central TX near Austin; well-made site. Also:   }their community links page.   }from Madison, Wisconsin.
III. Energy Systems.
Note: Some of the energy systems presented are speculative or experimental. The object for the reader is to think-outside-the-container. What you think isn’t possible, for you,  isn’t possible; but this holds the rest of us back. The future has arrived; carpe diem.     }news of wind power generation. 2017 Redirect: goes to Top States In Renewable Energy Production. Replacement:    }Wave and tidal current energy – A review of the current state of research beyond technology. See also   }Wave power is the transport of energy by wind waves, and the capture of that energy to do useful work – for example, electricity generation, water desalination, or the pumping of water (into reservoirs). A machine able to exploit wave power is generally known as a wave energy converter (WEC). Wave power is distinct from the diurnal flux of tidal power and the steady gyre of ocean currents.   }alt. transportation fuels, others.40 links on the page.   } commercial site with many appropriate products. The actual equipment you would buy for DIY and small-scale efforts, or, buy in large quantities for large-scale efforts.     }wind systems, solar, parts, supplies.      }alt. energy classes (for folks in Hudson, Mass.).   }many Tesla links and other links.   }Tesla coils are composed of coupled resonant electric circuits. Tesla developed a series of coils that produced high-voltage, high-frequency currents. In the majority of Tesla’s experiments,  he used machinery of his own design to produce the Tesla effect.   }The radiant energy system is a self-oscillating capacitive system. Once it is set into oscillation, very little power is expended in keeping it going. Because it is an electrostatic oscillating system, only a small amount of charge moves through the system per cycle, that is, the coulomb per seconds = amps are low. If the charge is used at a low rate, the energy stored in the system will be turned into heat at a slow rate enabling the oscillations to continue for a long period of time. Tesla's "Coil For Electro Magnets," patent #512,340 is a very special coil design because, unlike an ordinary coil made by turning wire on a tube form, this one uses two wires laid next to each other on a form but with the end of the first one connected to the beginning of the second one. In this patent Tesla explains that the double coil will store many times the energy of a conventional coil.   }Scalar electromagnetics links, a long list. Recommended.   }Tesla Scalar Wave Systems: The Earth As A Capacitor by Richard L. Clark. Nikola Tesla engineered his communications and power broadcast systems based on the Earth as a spherical capacitor plate with the ionosphere as the other plate. The frequencies that work best with this system are 12 Hz and its harmonics and the "storm" frequency around 500 KHz. The basic Earth electrostatic system and the basic Tesla designs are shown in the figure below. All lengths or circuits must be one-quarter wavelength or some odd multiple of it.   }scalar electromagnetics.    }ODIM SeaHorse™ utilizes surface wave energy to move a sensor platform up and down a mooring wire. SeaHorse™ permits a complete vertical profile to be obtained with a single sensor, eliminating the need for multiple sensors on the mooring line. The sensor platform can be pre-programmed to dwell at depth for set periods of time. SeaHorse™ can be configured to carry a variety of payloads including CTD, optical and acoustic sensors.        }good biomass article. 2011 Update: this page is still there but the contents have changed. Try:    }surveys the various kinds of biomass generation. Also   }gives important info about biomass generation.    }The most objective and informative page about magnet therapy we have found yet. Explore the rest of this site for lots of excellent info on alternative medicine. DL 2017 and not Archived.  Replacements:    }The four parameters used to define signals are waveform (or signal shape), field strength, frequency, and resonance.
In theory these 4 components must be balanced and must be introduced into the body within an appropriate energy spectrum – a "biological window" as it were – in order to produce the optimum health-promoting effect. It is the difference in these signal parameters that differentiates whether an electromagnetic signal is harmful (e.g., from cell phones, microwave ovens, dishwashers, alarm clocks, or power lines) or health-promoting (e.g., pulsed magnetic fields utilized in health care and for wellness.)    }The healthy range of electromagnetic frequencies frequencies are known. These ranges of frequencies are called "biological windows." As long as the frequency being delivered falls within this window it will confer benefit to the cell in terms of intake of nutrients, elimination of waste products of metabolism, and overall function. And that's precisely what the iMRS does; it delivers frequencies within the biological windows of health!   }Overview:  Molecular manufacturing (MM) can solve many of the world's current problems. For example, water shortage is a serious and growing problem. Most water is used for industry and agriculture; both of these requirements would be greatly reduced by products made by molecular manufacturing. Infectious disease is a continuing scourge in many parts of the world. Simple products like pipes, filters, and mosquito nets can greatly reduce this problem. Information and communication are valuable, but lacking in many places. Computers and display devices would become stunningly cheap. Electrical power is still not available in many areas. The efficient, cheap building of light, strong structures, electrical equipment, and power storage devices would allow the use of solar thermal power as a primary and abundant energy source. Environmental degradation is a serious problem worldwide. High-tech products can allow people to live with much less environmental impact. Many areas of the world cannot rapidly bootstrap a 20th century manufacturing infrastructure. Molecular manufacturing technology can be self-contained and clean; a single packing crate or suitcase could contain all equipment required for a village-scale industrial revolution. Finally, MM will provide cheap and advanced equipment for medical research and health care, making improved medicine widely available. Much social unrest can be traced directly to material poverty, ill health, and ignorance. MM can contribute to great reductions in all of these problems, and in the associated human suffering.    }One of the major challenges of renewable energy is how to provide electricity when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing.We have been pursuing energy storage, including battery technologies, for more than 20 years. We are conducting significant research to overcome the challenges of intermittency, storage and dispatch of electricity generated from solar and wind energy.
Our mechanical, chemical and electrical engineers and numerical modelers are working in the solar thermal (mirror) arena to look at a range of potential solutions. These include storing heat in oil, molten salts, high-temperature ceramics and as chemical reactants.Our research includes the CSIRO-developed UltraBattery. This battery is an advanced system which can store solar electricity produced by photovoltaic (PV) cells.   }Historically, biomedical research has been based on two paradigms. First, measurements of biological behaviors have been based on bulk assays that average over large populations. Second, these behaviors have then been crudely perturbed by systemic administration of therapeutic treatments. Nanotechnology has the potential to transform these paradigms by enabling exquisite structures comparable in size with biomolecules as well as unprecedented chemical and physical functionality at small length scales. Here, we review nanotechnology-based approaches for precisely measuring and perturbing living systems. Remarkably, nanotechnology can be used to characterize single molecules or cells at extraordinarily high throughput and deliver therapeutic payloads to specific locations as well as exhibit dynamic biomimetic behavior. These advances enable multimodal interfaces that may yield unexpected insights into systems biology as well as new therapeutic strategies for personalized medicine.    }how to get financial incentives for renewable energy: loans, grants, rebates, etc. Database of state incentive for renewables and efficiency. "DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy."  See also     }Outdated utility financial incentives are inhibiting the transition to a clean energy future, increasing consumer costs, and stifling new technologies. Yet, this state of affairs is hardwired into the regulatory system. Under current rules, utilities can earn more money on infrastructure expenditures like natural gas pipelines and electric transmission lines than on cleaner, customer-centric energy resources like energy efficiency, rooftop solar, and highly efficient electric heat pumps. Without changes to the way they are regulated and rewarded, utilities will continue to advocate for infrastructure over local energy resources because their fiduciary duty to shareholders requires     }the Mother Lode of sustainable living. 2011 Update: they have 5 new videos to watch on this site now. One of them is about Findhorn. Check it out.    }Scientists at Culham are preparing for an experiment in 2013 in which they hope to break their own record of 16 megawatts of fusion power. The doughnut-shaped reactor at Culham, known as the Joint European Torus, or JET, can take an amount of fuel about equal in mass to a postage stamp and heat it to more than 100 million degrees Celsius — hotter than the sun. This creates plasma, which in turn releases energy. Eventually, scientists hope to create enough energy, and at sustained levels, to produce electricity using steam-driven generators.  }very informative site; see the FAQs. Renewable energy general contractor. EA is a renewable energy general contractor. We specialize in the design, sale, installation and maintenance of electrical power systems which harness energy primarily from Sunshine, Wind and flowing water (microhydro).     }renewable energy atlas; lists all the types. 2017 Archived, but see also   }the national atlas of renewable energy sources;   }the renewable energy atlas of the West;      }Links to the data on which the Renewable Energy Atlas was based is now available directly from the originating organizations on this webpage.    }good intro. to ocean energy systems. Great site generally for simple explanations of energy systems.  DL 2017.  Replacements:    }The oceans contain a huge amount of energy. Changes in salinity, thermal gradients, tidal currents or ocean waves can be used to generate electricity using a range of different technologies. These could provide reliable, sustainable and cost-competitive energy. Video. Ocean energy resources are contained in: (a) ocean waves & swells, (b) tidal range (rise & fall), (c) tidal currents, (d) ocean current, (e) ocean thermal energy and (f) salinity gradients.   }the EPA has a page full of links and info for getting funding to build or create a “green” home.   }they provide living roofs and living retaining-walls, etc., check it out. Furbish innovates and develops living systems, primarily green roofs and green walls, to benefit the built environment. We deploy natural systems, which make economic sense for every building, to improve our health and the environment.      }Dynadran Energy. Think outside the box.   }Probably more significant is news from the Joint European Torus (JET), a magnetic confinement fusion facility in the UK. JET is very similar to the ITER nuclear fusion reactor, an international project which is being built in the south of France. Whereas NIF and Sandia create an instantaneous fusion reaction using heat and pressure, ITER and JET confine the fusing plasma for a much longer duration using strong magnetic fields, and are thus more inclined towards the steady production of electricity. JET’s breakthrough was the installation of a new beryllium-lined wall and tungsten floor inside the tokamak — the doughnut-shaped inner vessel that confines 11-million-degrees-Celsius plasma (pictured above).    }Finally, we found information that RADAR was used to generate artificial plasma / literally lightning at the MIT research labs… C-band and S-band.. again.. same bands that NEXRAD RADAR use.  2017 DL. Replacement:    }U.S. Naval Research Laboratory research physicists and engineers from the Plasma Physics Division, working at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitter facility, Gakona, Alaska, successfully produced a sustained high density plasma cloud in Earth’s upper atmosphere. “Previous artificial plasma density clouds have lifetimes of only ten minutes or less,” said Paul Bernhardt, Ph.D., NRL Space Use and Plasma Section. “This higher density plasma ‘ball’ was sustained over one hour by the HAARP transmissions and was extinguished only after termination of the HAARP radio beam.”   }another well-made commercial site, geothermal, etc. DL 2011. 2012 Update: Here instead is    }”Ormat Technologies, Inc. is a leading vertically integrated company dedicated to providing solutions for geothermal power, recovered energy generation (REG) and remote power.”    } According to the UW team, Dynomak builds on existing technology, such as an ITER-developed cryogenic pumping system. Technically, its a spheromak, which means that instead of a torus, it’s a simple oblate spheroid. There’s no central core and it doesn’t need the large, complex superconducting magnets that ITER uses. Instead the  magnetic fields are produced by putting electrical fields into the center of the plasma using high temperature superconducting tapes wrapped around the vessel, so, in a sense, the plasma contains itself.,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42452523,d.eWU&biw=1280&bih=845&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=iwYdUYLzK5Oe8QSzxYGQCg#um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&q=diy+wind+generator+plans  }DIY wind generator plans custom search.   }primarily PV systems for the Great Lakes area. Also a glossary here:   }Enlarge text for readability.   }Canada Renewable Fuels Association: biodiesel and ethanol. A clean, informative site. See their “Mythbusters” series.   }British supplier of alt. energy systems.   }”This section of my page relates what I found on my search for new concepts of power generation. I hope that soon it will be outdated - overtaken by events - because that would mean that in some way we overcame the big hurdle and are heading . . . for a brighter future!” This is a really good collection of alternate energy sources and inventions, Recommended.”   }article of interest: “Marvin Hansen's Skunk Creek Conoco/Petro Plus store is not your typical convenience store/gas station/car wash: Located in a hollow just off Interstate Hwy. 35 about halfway between the Twin Cities and Duluth, customers won't even see one of its most unusual features. The store will be heated and cooled by a geothermal heat-pump system that extracts heat from the ground  even in the depths of a Minnesota winter. “   }A practical example is through the use of nanotechnology, the light and energy generation of crystalline silicon solar cells or organic solar cells can already be enabled or significantly increased. Their manufacturing also requires less material and is more cost-efficient. In addition, energy storage capacity will significantly improve with the use of nanomaterials for lithium-ion batteries. This is by far the most important battery technology for energy storage since the early 1990s. It is especially important in view of the constantly increasing demand for electric vehicles, whose success is also directly linked to battery performance and resulting range extension.    }commercial site for all alt. energy systems; a portal. Clean, well made site, and good products. 20 different kinds of alternative energy featured.    }The ElectroMagnetic Plasmoid Thruster (EMPT) at MSNW LLC. is a 1 kW, electrodeless pulsed plasma thruster that generates and accelerates a Field Reversed Configuration (FRC) to produce thrust. Two key components of the thruster are the RF antennas that generate a Rotating Magnetic Field (RMF), which produces azimuthal plasma currents and form the FRC, and the flux conserving rings, which provide radial pressure balance to the FRC.   }hydrogen, fuel cells; energy storage batteries, supercapacitors; distributed generation; microturbines etc.   }good commercial site, equipment for sale, etc.    }A duplication of Edward Leedskalnins' - 'Perpetual Motion Holder' shared courtesy of Matthew S. Emery KeelyNet - 06/05/02. I received this fascinating email from a Mr. Matthew S. Emery who is kindly sharing results so far, of an experiment he is currently working on. In subsequent emails, for the sake of clarity, Mr. Emery has included photos which are all posted in this document.    }By way of example, solar cells have been around for decades however one of the drawbacks is that they don’t work well on cloudy days, because the older technology is based on harnessing the energy of visible light. Now new technology based on plastic composite materials is being researched that can create solar cells that are able to harness the sun's invisible, infrared rays. National Geographic reported in January of 2005 that scientists had combined nano particles called quantum dots with a polymer to make a plastic composite that can be sprayed onto other materials and used as portable electricity. (Stefan Lovgren. Spray-On Solar-Power Cells Are True Breakthrough. National Geographic, January 14, 2005).  Photoelectric dendrimeric branching light-harvesting molecular antennas have been designed and synthesized by a number of researchers. (Z. Xu, J.S. Moore, "Design and Synthesis of a Convergent and Directional Molecular Antenna," Acta Polymerica 45(1994):83-87.; M.R.Shortreed, S.F. Swallen, Z.-Y. Shi, W. Tan, Z. Xu, C. Devadoss, J.S. Moore, R. Kopelman, "Directed Energy Transfer Funnels in Dendrimeric Antenna Supermolecules," J. Phys. Chem. 101(1997):6318-6322.; C. Devadoss, J.S. Moore, "Synthetic Light Harvesting Antennas,"  1999 McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, Mcgraw-Hill, NY, 1999, pp. 284-287.)   }energy market research reports (commercial). Here is    }the United States energy page. 1120 reports.   }biogas/methane digesters.      }very good Intro to various types. Clean site. Lots of info, but site takes a moment to load.    }Gasoline Engine (and Related) Web Sites.  Here is a hodge-podge collection of antique engine links accumulated through the years. If you don't find yours please don't be offended. Inclusion and exclusion is completely random. Furthermore, this list is not sorted in any manner: Not alphabetical. Not by quality. Nothing. Sample:   }Old Engine members’ technical index.   }Alternative Energy Storage Methods, A brief diversion. Several non chemical energy storage techniques have been developed over the years, mostly for very high power applications and while all of them have been used in practical systems, apart from capacitors, there has been slow take up of the ideas up to now. Some examples are given here.   }Batteries and Other Energy Storage Devices. The range and diversity of batteries used as a source of electrical power is truly enormous, reflecting the immense range of uses of electrical power. They range in size from tiny button cells storing milliwatt-hours of energy and delivering microwatts of power to giant load levelling batteries, the size of buildings, storing megawatt-hours and delivering megawatts. The diverse range of applications has spawned a multitude of specialist batteries, each optimized for a particular use. Some of the applications for which unique batteries have been designed are outlined below.   }Batteries. Cell Chemistries - How Batteries Work. Note: The names "Batteries" and "Cells" are used interchangeably in this text though strictly speaking, a battery is made up from a group of energy cells. See more on the Beginners Page.   }Battery and Energy Technologies: History of Technology.   }Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) are designed to automatically provide emergency power, without delay or transients, to critical applications in case of an interruption to, or unacceptable condition of the mains/utility supply. Some UPSs also filter and/or regulate mains/utility power.   }overview of farm energy options and alt. farming systems: articles, resources.   }Nanotechnologies provide essential improvement potentials (sic) for the development of both conventional energy sources (fossil and nuclear fuels) and renewable energy sources like geothermal energy, sun, wind, water, tides or biomass. Nano-coated, wear resistant drill probes, for example, last longer for the development of oil and natural gas deposits or geothermal energy.  Further examples are high-duty nanomaterials for lighter and more rugged rotor blades of wind and tidal power plants as well as wear and corrosion protection layers for mechanically stressed components (bearings, gear boxes, etc.). Nanotechnologies will play a decisive role in particular in the intensified use of solar energy through photovoltaic systems. In case of conventional crystalline silicon solar cells, for instance, increases in efficiency are achievable by antireflection.    }residential fuel-cell systems.   }an assortment of alt. energy sys., including generators. Solar-one batteries. Like many other technological breakthroughs, HuP (High Utilization Positive) was created in response to another need. Patented in 1982, its original objective was to meet tough new environmental standards, and help eliminate lead dust from the battery manufacturing plant. But it was discovered during initial testing that HuP® also exhibited cycling capabilities well in excess of conventional batteries.    }We are a group of alternative energy enthusiasts who want to spread the message that it's FUN and EASY to make your own electricity FROM SCRATCH. Otherpower headquarters is located in a remote part of the Northern Colorado mountains, 11 miles past the nearest power pole or phone line. All of our houses and shops run on only solar, wind, water and generator power...not because we are trying to make some sort of political or environmental statement, but because these are the only options available. And we refuse to move to town.   }Welcome! For some ethereal reason, I have a genuine interest and fascination with generators and electricity.   }corn- and pellet-burning stoves, others. (southwest Michigan).    }The primary purpose of this website is to give those interested in PEMF's (pulsed electromagnetic fields) insights into the fundamental significance, the scientific background and the effects of the increasingly popular complementary medical application of PEMF's.Colloquially and sometimes misleadingly also called "magnetic field therapy ", PEMF's (pulsing electromagnetic fields) encompasses an immense spectrum.  PEMF systems are also often described with terms such as "magnetic field therapy systems or devices" as well as with the established term for the latest generation of systems on the market "intelligent magnetic-resonance-stimulation systems" (iMRS, iMRS one).    }Betavoltaic technology is the science of deriving useful electrical power from the beta decay of certain radioactive isotopes. There are inherent theoretical limits to the efficiency and output of betavoltaic devices, however their output even at low efficiencies can be quite significant. Betavoltaic technology has a fairly long history (50 years or more,) but has benefitted significantly from recent breakthroughs in materials science, nanotechnology and quantum electrodynamics. Betavoltaic technology holds particular promise for the aerospace, security, and power industries. The environmental impact of this technology appears minimal especially when compared with current battery technology.    }EU researchers extensively characterized the self-organization of nanotubes and developed novel compositions particularly appropriate to solar energy conversion applications. Commercial exploitation of TI- Nanotubes project results has the potential to enhance solar energy efficiency and use with important benefits for the EU economy, EU citizens and the planet. Read more at:    }University of Washington engineers hope to change that. They have designed a concept for a fusion reactor that, when scaled up to the size of a large electrical power plant, would rival costs for a new coal-fired plant with similar electrical output. The team published its reactor design and cost-analysis findings last spring and will present results Oct. 17 at the International Atomic Energy Agency's Fusion Energy Conference in St. Petersburg, Russia. "Right now, this design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept," said Thomas Jarboe, a UW professor of aeronautics and astronautics and an adjunct professor in physics. Read more at:    }The CETO power system is anchored to the ocean floor and operates out of sight. The technology involves tying up of an array of submerged buoys to seabed pump units. The passing oceanic waves cause the buoys to move harmonically. The pumps are driven by the moving buoys, causing the water pressure to increase. The high-pressure water is carried to shore via a pipeline. The pressurised water can be used to drive hydroelectric turbines to generate electricity. The entire process consumes zero electricity and causes zero emissions. The water can also be used to drive the pumps of a reverse osmosis plant for desalination, eliminating the consumption of electricity by the pumps.    }alt. fuels like Propane and Natural gas.   }pretty good site on magnetic-propulsion and alt. energy system, still Beta. DL 2011 Replacement:   }electromagnetic propulsion system. Also:    }overview of magnetic propulsion devices. Finally:   }sort-of scientific speculation about magnetic energy and propulsion.    } compendium of Automotive alternative energy sources. 2017 DL.    }excellent alt. fuels linklist.  2017 DL. Replacements:   }Alternative Fuels news. 523 links.  ...and...   }The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures. ...and also....    }So far, the USA has spent $6,327,592,927,637.98 importing foreign fossil fuel. Thorough site. Hydrogen peroxide jet cars and rocket fuels, for example. Recommended.    }another good commercial site to read; see “About”. We give you some sites from which you can order alternative energy now, if you want to. Each is checked for the products that they offer and so on.   }in Oregon they’re using more geothermal power, read this article.   }in Mumbai, India, they’re going to double their solar capacity, says this article, to 3,000 megawatts.    }Perth wave power project is located offshore of Fremantle, in the Sepia Depression between Garden Island and Five Fathom Bank, in Western Australia. Carnegie Wave Energy is developing the five megawatt offshore power project to commercially demonstrate its proprietary wave power technology called CETO. The project will supply renewable electricity to approximately 3,500 households. It will also create 30 jobs. It is estimated it will save 500,000t of greenhouse gas emissions during its operational life.   }site of the Renewable Northwest Project. Founded in 1994 as the Renewable Northwest Project, we have grown to become one of the nation’s premier renewable energy advocacy organizations. Our unique model of combining the talents of diverse, renewable energy business and non-profit members to advocate for the expansion of environmentally responsible renewable energy resources has resulted in much success. Together, we have supported state and regional policies that have brought the region over 8,000 MWs of new solar, wind and geothermal projects—enough to serve 2,000,000 customers. The resulting clean energy investment, job creation, local economic development, and clean air benefits are helping support our treasured quality of life. Our work in Washington, Oregon, and Montana has made the Northwest a national leader on the path to a clean energy future and a respected, effective advocate in the regional energy community. Today Renewable Northwest is a go-to hub for expertise.    }Acoustic bottle beams might also serve another application that ranks among the hottest in the high-tech community these days – acoustic levitation, in which sound waves are used to lift and manipulate millimeter-sized objects, including particles, microorganisms and droplets of water. A recent study reporting the use of standing sound waves for 3D graphic printing was hailed as a major breakthrough.   }Modern planners are building compact cities, believing tightly controlled zones are better for the environment. New research suggests the opposite: urban sprawl might be a better option, with solar power fitted to suburban houses and the adoption of electric cars transforming the energy needs of a city.    }re/Hetch Hetchy dam vs. S.F. There are comparisons to L.A, and the Owens Valley, in there. A controversy that Californians are concerned about, and that other states can observe, learn from, etc.    }solar/PV systems, a live online store, good site, good products.    }their learning center, etc. Help with doing the calculations, etc.   }SonTek, advancing environmental science in over 100 countries, manufactures affordable, reliable acoustic Doppler instrumentation for water velocity measurement in oceans, rivers, lakes, canals, harbors, estuaries, and laboratories. Our instruments use sound waves to tell you how fast water is moving, where it is moving, and even if it is not moving at all. Our customers are scientists, engineers, hydrologists, research associates, water resource planners and anyone that needs to collect velocity (speed) data in every kind of body of water imaginable.     }Solar/PV specialists in the Rockies. Burdick Technologies Unlimited, LLC.   - Basic information for those interested in superconductors.    }Marine renewable energy covers a range of technologies including, wave, tidal and ocean thermal energy conversion.   }wave energy power generation in Ireland. Nice graphics on site. Click “home” to get to main/links page.   }one reporter’s opinion of how to solve the energy crisis; and   }more from same author. Includes a references and further reading (links) at page bottom. As we all try to think through these problems, it can be helpful to see what another has come up with.   }ocean-wave power generation systems. Another page with fun graphics. Good site from Scotland.    }The Ecovillage Training Center is a "total immersion school" for sustainability. It is located at The Farm, an intentional community/ecovillage in Summertown, Tennessee, USA. The curricula of the center are "holistic and comprehensivist" and foster hands-on learning.   }From the beginning of inductive power transmission, resonant circuits are used to enhance the inductive power transmission. Already Nicola Tesla used resonances in his first experiments about inductive power transmission more than hundred years ago. Especially for systems with a low coupling factor, a resonant receiver can improve the power transfer. Resonant power transmission is a special, but widely used method of inductive power transmission and is limited by the same constraints of magnetic fields emissions and efficiency. Here’s and illustration:   . See also  and*mE0nQ5RPSGU3CuA6NqYcaPSm9wcUAPKRCeYL5v6RS0GU21hrjmwUQM*sigA__/Wireless_Power_UAV_2.jpg   and    }maritime hydrogen generation platform. Fun graphics here too.    }People in the fields of science and engineering have already begun developing ways of utilizing nanotechnology for the development of consumer products. Benefits already observed from the design of these products are an increased efficiency of lighting and heating, increased electrical storage capacity, and a decrease in the amount of pollution from the use of energy. Benefits such as these make the investment of capital in the research and development of nanotechnology a top priority. Carbon nanotubes are another possible material for use in an ultracapacitor. Carbon nanotubes are created by vaporizing carbon and allowing it to condense on a surface. When the carbon condenses, it forms a nanosized tube composed of carbon atoms. This tube has a high surface area, which increases the amount of charge that can be stored. The low reliability and high cost of using carbon nanotubes for ultracapacitors is currently an issue of research. While LEDs have been around for decades, this company and others like it have been developing a special variant of LED called the white LED. White LEDs consist of semi-conducting organic layers that are only about 100 nanometers in distance from each other and are placed between two electrodes, which create an anode, and a cathode. When voltage is applied to the system, light is generated when electricity passes through the two organic layers. This is called electroluminescence. The semiconductor properties of the organic layers are what allow for the minimal amount of energy necessary to generate light.   }Solar-power-plant company Ausra has released a paper claiming that solar-thermal electric technology can provide 90 percent of U.S. grid electricity, with enough left over to power a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles. The company estimates that such a changeover would eliminate 40 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions with a land footprint of 9,600 square miles, about the size of Vermont.    }U.S. Naval Research Laboratory research physicists and engineers from the Plasma Physics Division, working at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) transmitter facility, Gakona, Alaska, successfully produced a sustained high density plasma cloud in Earth’s upper atmosphere.    }Want to know about HAARP, VLF, VHF, RADAR, and Weather Modification ?  }article on buildings using ice to stay cool. DL 2011. Replacement:   }the Credit Suisse building in downtown Manhattan. We wonder if they used their own Swiss ice, since they’d have so much of it there. 2 pages to article.   }Sound Waves & Electricty, 18:16.     }Magnetic Synchronicity, using both sides of the magnet. 5:28.    }solar golf cart, and a remote-controlled lawn mower. 2:09.  The cart and the lawnmower both charge themselves. Recommended.   }high-voltage distilled water, 5:57.   }high-voltage tap water, 1:55.    }the right-hand rule of the universe, 14:38. Recommended.   }A collection of videos about energy systems, especially the discoveries of Tesla and Leedskalnin, from “MrAnguswangus” (pseduonym). Recommended.   }A collection of videos about energy systems, especially the discoveries of  Leedskalnin, and Bucky Fuller and Tesla as well, from “MagneticUniverse”. Highly Recommended.    }The Buckminster Fuller / Edward Leedskalnin Connection, 5:40.  Fullerisms pertaining to the individual magnet as a single helix and other stuff; Vivaldi, Adagio in D. Highly Recommended.   }Ed leedskalnin's Perpetual motion holder,  10:38.   }The Angus Effect. Mr2Tuff2 shows the effect very clearly; Recommended. 10:18. Highly Recommended.     }Solar Storm Fires, Mexico Quake, News Jan.22.2016. 5:38..  Those “solar storm fires” are the transformer and electrical station fires recorded during 21-22 jan 16, around the world. The sun caused those, and the earthquakes reported, as well; and oceanic data is reported also.

IV. Health & Healing.

Note: These are (almost) all ineffective unless and until they are actually applied to the person who needs them. Note that when a site has been archived (, clicking on webpage links will (usually) take you to another archived page, not a page outside of the site. 
A note about the Yin, the Yang, and the diagram:  the basic polarity of the universe is threefold, not twofold, or ternary, not binary, or triple, not double. Whenever you can see two things, you know that there is a third one: the basic principle of polarities. In the yin-yang diagram, you have the left-"fish", the right-"fish", and the circle that contains and unites them. Three elements. Note that the containing circle reappears within each "fish"; and that it contains the "color" or property of the "opposite" "fish".   }5 links wellness in Illinois. DL 2011. Try instead:   }simple overview of holistic healing.  }a commercial frequency-generating alt. healing modality. Looks overpriced to this author but take a look anyhow. DL 2011. Replacement:    }another commercial source for Rife machines. Also:   }this page gives a simple explanation of what a Rife machine is and how it works.    }comparison of Healing Touch and Reiki. There are 2 pages of these letters.    } "May the Holy Christ Consciousness within each heart attest to the Truth herein revealed and thereby hasten each sojourner's return Home".   }In this exciting new book, former NASA computer scientist Amy Lansky, author of the best-selling book on homeopathy, Impossible Cure (, takes you on a voyage of discovery to your inner Self. Get ready for an exploration of the esoteric, grounded in an intriguing model of reality based on higher dimensions in space.  Are paranormal abilities like seeing into the future or affecting objects with your mind really possible? And how do energetic systems of healing -- like homeopathy and hands-on healing -- actually work?   }magnetic water alteration. DL 2011. Replacement:   }nice article on the magnetic alteration of water, with photos and DIY notes. Also nice set of useful links at page bottom. Note: they use the words “ormus” and “ormic” there, and we’re not sure what they mean. After some digging, we found:   }Wordnik’s results, and  }see Ormus there, and island in the Persian Gulf, and   }which is typical of most of the other entries that don’t refer to mythological places.  2017 Update: We have found new info about ORMUS (it's and acronym):    }ORMUS, also called ORMEs (Orbitally Rearranged Monoatomic Elements) and m-state materials, is a fictitious group of substances exhibiting many miraculous properties, such as healing powers and superconductivity at room temperature. They were supposedly discovered in 1975 by David Hudson, a cotton farmer from Arizona. Chemically, ORMUS is supposed to be precious metals (gold, platinum, iridium, etc.) in an exotic state of matter, where the metals do not form any bonds or crystals but exist as separate single atoms. At the same time, it is supposedly the material that the soul (or the life force) of all organisms is made of, an "essence of life". When mixed with water, "it forms a gelatinous suspension that looks just like semen."
Otherwise there is also:   }a different kind of magnetically altered water, “suitable to prevent and cure cancerous and AIDS diseases”; and also:   }what is normally meant by magnetic water alteration, and   }the patent that made it possible.  Finally:   }magnetic water for crops. See also video below.  }from New York: pick one. That is, long link-list on the page.   }Directory. Another long list, 258 links on the page. 2017 Update: even though the site is archived now we still Recommend trying all the links as the sites themselves are still "up".   }assortment of non-drug mental health methods, “world’s largest site” for these.  55 links on the front page.   }find an alt. mental health practitioner.    }In the first place, restoration means that the Church will deploy the type of love that Jesus manifested during his ministry on earth. Jesus said that people would know his disciples by their love (John 13:34,35). Restoration also means the manifestation of God's unlimited power through his church. It should occur when the gifts of the spirit flow through the people of God and work without limitations and restrictions under the direction of the Holy Spirit of divine love.   }Dr. Royal Rife’s brainwave frequencies.    }As you now know, Qigong cultivates your vital life force by building, strengthening and balancing your yin and yang chi. It also optimises the flow of energy through your body meridians, of which there are several types. What are body meridians? You’ve probably heard of them as acupuncture meridians. Either term is fine but relating them to the body may make more sense since qigong does not focus on specific acupuncture points.   }scalar electromagnetics.    }her method of hands-on healing.    }brainwave frequency listings.   }brainwave frequency listing glossary, entry shown is for the Magic Window frequencies.   }Biofield Tuning is a unique non-medical therapeutic method that uses sound waves produced by tuning forks in the biomagnetic field, or biofield, that surrounds the human body to induce deep targeted relaxation. Biofield Tuning was developed by pioneering researcher and practitioner Eileen Day McKusick and is based on her 20 years of clinical inquiry into the Biofield Anatomy. It is a simple, non-invasive, and efficient method that can produce profound and powerful outcomes.    }But if you just want to do some sound balancing, and incorporate it into what you are already doing, whether it is massage or Reiki or other sound/tuning fork work, you can learn that through the books and videos and/or just the level one class. BTI will also be a research institution – my real passion is the quantification and scientific understanding of how and why this and other biofield therapies work, so I will be using this vehicle to help advance our collective understanding of this as well. And, hopefully, will also be developing a technology based on the Biofield Tuning principles.    }Holistic Practitioner Schools Northern California. 59 links on the page.   }Every person has an emotional threshold. When that threshold is exceeded, you feel uneasy, uncomfortable—even overwhelmed—and you deal with these feelings by using one or more coping mechanisms. These include anxiety, anger, depression, overwhelm, sadness, substance abuse, overeating, and many others. Incredibly, Holosync® provides a stimulus to the brain that pushes that threshold higher. My view is that all so-called dysfunctional feelings and behaviors (including those I just listed above), are attempts to cope with being pushed over this threshold.    }The Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI) is an international collaborative accelerator of scientists, health practitioners, innovators, educators, and artists, who forward the transdisciplinary science and real-world application of consciousness and healing practices. CHI fosters a social movement to place health and healing at the center of our personal and global consciousness, in order to build healthier societies and sustainable stewardship of our planet.     }We offer Integrative and PsychoSpiritual Healing Services for clients who want to move beyond traditional therapies toward holistic healing and Personal Transformation. Our Therapists are Specialized in Trauma Therapy, PsychoSpiritual Development, Play Therapy, Holistic Healing, Mind/Body Healing, and many other areas!    }Understanding how frequency works is important for preventing and healing disease, because when our frequencies are low, we are more vulnerable to disease.  Many diseases of the body develop when its frequency drops below certain frequency bands. A healthy human body’s frequency is between 62 and 78 megahertz (MHz).    }A chakra may be a wheel or a vortex, but it operates like a ball of energy interpenetrating the physical body. The chakras themselves are not physical; you can’t see them on an X-ray. They are aspects of consciousness, and they interact with the physical and energetic body through two major vehicles, the endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras is associated with one of the nine endocrine glands, and also with a particular group of nerves, called a plexus, making them important elements in healing. Thus, each chakra corresponds with particular parts of the body and particular functions within the body controlled by that plexus or that endocrine gland, which is they key to understanding how chakra healing methods work.    }another list of alt. healing therapies, mental and physical; scroll down past intro. Is concerned with “Healing and Energy”. 115 links on the  page.     }Freeing The Body, Freeing The Soul, is a podcast series where we do in-depth interviews with people doing cutting-edge work in the areas of Healing, Spirituality, and Social Transformation. Powerful Conversations ... Real Results!  13. Eileen McKusick: Sound Healing!   }Christian tradition -- St. John Chrysostom, Philokalia: A man's readiness and commitment are not enough if he does not enjoy help from above as well; equally help from above is no benefit to us unless there is also commitment and readiness on our part. Thus I entreat you neither to entrust everything to God and then fall asleep, nor to think, when you are striving diligently, that you will achieve everything by your own efforts.   }Diamond Light School of Massage & Healing Arts is one of the finest and most highly respected Massage Therapy schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in beautiful Marin County, in Northern California, just north of San Francisco, Diamond Light Massage Therapy School is renowned for the unique and skilled integration of solid grounded professional clinical certification training in Massage Therapy with a heart centered, spiritual approach to healing.    }lots of referrals to alt. healing, for example,  links to 216 websites of clinics and practitioners, 193 sites on Reiki, 38 sites on Orgone energy, 66 sites on Qigong, etc., plus about 80 links on the page itself.    }this site has a lot of pop-ups and annoying windows, etc. Still.... 180° Solution™ Strategy #5: True Cellular Detox. What if you’re regulating your blood sugar with the perfect diet, intermittent fasting, incorporating diet variation, waking up early to burst train on a fasted stomach and still not getting the ultimate results you desire? Enter health strategy #5: True Cellular Detox™. I use the words TRUE and CELLULAR because detox is only real and lasting when it occurs at the cellular level. Detoxification is a fundamental component of cellular healing, one which most carry out improperly or neglect altogether.   }holistic healing and massage, in Iowa.    }the use of tonal frequencies to enhance, heal, and rejuvenate.    }the study of using various complementary health modalities to solve health problems, or just to stay healthy. These might include naturopathic measures such as diet regimens, toxin avoidance and removal, herbs, vitamins, minerals, or other supplements, and/or the use of complementary bioelectronic devices such as Rife and Rife-Bare generators, Hulda Clark zappers and other Clark devices, function generator pad devices, EMEMs, Tesla devices, and other forms of energy or vibrational "medicine", as it is sometime called.    }This collection of essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing integrates mainstream medical knowledge with recent developments in the emerging areas of frontier sciences and insights from alternative healing perspectives. It promotes a model of healing in which personal relationships, emotions, meaning, and belief systems are viewed as fundamental points of connection between body, mind, spirit, society, and nature. Integral medicine embraces the recognition that human beings possess emotional, spiritual, and relational dimensions that are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the cultivation of wellness.    }According to Taoism, every human being contains "the three treasures"—jing (sperm/ovary energy, or the essence of the physical body), chi (energy, including the thoughts and emotions), and shen (spirit or spiritual power). Wu (emptiness) gives birth to and integrates the three treasures.  }Energy Medicine Institute, Ashland, Oregon. Resources.    }articles and links about cellphone radiation, etc. No one can claim to be up to speed on the current science regarding the human health effects of electro-magnetic exposure, not to mention industry and government agency collusion to cover it up, unless they’ve read at least some of these books. Order them from your local independent book seller, or find them on the net to buy or download free in PDF. Ask us, we may already have a copy for you.    }brainwave frequency listing glossary.    }healing through the aura and noetic field (sic). 2011 Update: We found these for “noetic”:   }those two are typical of results.  For "noetic field" we found "a closed system in the sense that any change to the field changes the system", on   }Toward a field theory of journalism.    }and then there’s hypnotherapy.   }hub for alternative modalities. Page shown is the Spiritual Healing page. 96 links on the page. If you are knew to JKU, note that links in the Archive go to other pages in the Archive, not to outside URLs. When we retain a former link that is Archived, it is to bring to you a webpage and information that we feel is still worthy of your attention.    }set of links for alternative healing methods. The full directory is here:   }easy to read and use website.  2017 Update: this site has changed a little, but is still simple and the links go directly to articles.     }a little Intro. to it.     }a sound wave energy healing system.   }article about alt. healing; St. Petersburg, Fl. This one will have especial appeal to those who recognize Christ’s divinity, and that people heal themselves.    }energy-based biofield therapy, hands-on. Healing touch is a recognized therapy and modality.    }In disease, imbalances develop in these energy flows, causing some of the transformer points to become irritated or congested. This results in pain or weakness in the surrounding muscles. Stimulating these points with special needles (acupuncture) or pressure (acupressure) helps to normalize impaired conditions. In addition, you may use electro-acupuncture to treat points with a weak DC current. Electro-acupuncture instruments are relatively cheap and easy to use. According to Chinese traditions, the main organs and their meridians are also associated with different emotions. An excessive amount of these emotions can damage the associated organs, while a disease of these organs may, in time, lead to excessive displays of these emotions.   }grants for therapy outreach to disadvantaged persons. DL 2011. Sorry, but we can’t find a specific replacement for this. 2012 Update:    }this is approximately the same Idea, foundation grants for the disabled or disadvantaged. Link is here so that you can contact them and apply for a grant.    }Healing Combat Trauma. Therapeutic resources for veterans with combat-based Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ("PTSD"), focused on integrative medicine and hope. Healing happens.   623 links on the page.    }large link list (107,353 items) of health-related items/sites.     }Information about alternative medicine, natural healing, complementary therapies and the healing arts in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska.
From aromatherapy to zero balancing ~ chiropractic to chakra clearing ~ You can look here to find an Omaha area practitioner or learn about meditation, stress management, massage, yoga, humor therapy, herbs, chinese medicine, feng shui, chiropractors, homeopathy, hypnosis and hypnotherapy, chronic fatigue syndrome, chelation, wheatgrass, intuitive healing, and much more on natural health and alternative healing therapies. View our full directory of Omaha and Lincoln area Natural Health providers, merchants and resources.   }heartmath webcam. DL 2011 No replacement.  }commercial products. 2011 Update Heartmath has reorganized its website. Their products are at     }and there’s another site,    }that shows their products.!8630&keyword=%28heartmath%29&match_type=   }heartmath system information site. 2011 Update they are currently updating their site. Try   }goes on for several pages.   }their research papers should also be read for those who wish to know more about this.     }overview of complimentary and alt. medicine. 59 links on the page.  If you are knew to JKU, note that links in the Archive go to other pages in the Archive, not to outside URLs. When we retain a former link that is Archived, it is to bring to you a webpage and information that we feel is still worthy of your attention.    }In 1991 the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC) was formed in response to a new vision for the future of homeopathy as a unified profession of highly trained and certified practitioners. To date, we have certified more practitioners than any other professional homeopathic organization. Check the Directory for a practitioner in your area. In addition to the CHC, the following organizations have certified practitioners included in this directory. Get more info from their websites: American Board of Homeotherapeutics (ABHt), Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians (HANP), North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH).     }Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy provides an in-depth and exciting account of the history, philosophy, science, and experience of homeopathic medicine.  In April 2003, it was published and it went on to become the best-selling introductory book worldwide, with translations into several foreign languages (currently: German, Greek, Arabic, and Czech). It is not a how-to book. Rather it, is a very broad introductory text that covers history, philosophy, scientific studies, methods of treatment and dosing, legality issues, and more. For this reason, it is also used as a textbook at several schools. I believe the key to its success, however, is that it includes many testimonials of cure from around the world, and for a variety of physical, mental, and emotional ailments.   }Ayurveda is a whole medical system which integrates and balances the body, mind, and spirit (thus, it is considered "holistic").  This balance is necessary for contentment and good health.  Ayurveda also proposes treatments for specific health problems.  A primary aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to cleanse the body of substances that can cause disease.  This helps re-establish the harmony and balance necessary for optimal health. Ayurvedic Medicine is also called Ayurveda. It is a system of medicine that originated in India several thousand years ago. The term Ayurveda combines two Sanskrit words: ayur, which means life, and veda, which means science or knowledge.  Ayurveda means "the science of life."    }”somatic therapy” alt. mental health method. }Energy Psychology training manual (practitioners’). DL 2011 Sorry, that manual is gone. Here’s    }their energy medicine site, and    }their conscious living site.    }Maui Recovery, a Transformational Residential Program specializing in core emotional healing, addressing the root causes of addiction, depression, anxiety, anger & compulsive behaviors.      }alt. healing group meeting from Las Vegas. This will link you in to the Meetup sites, so that you can be notified of alternative healing meetings in your area, automatically. Meetup has expanded and developed since this list was first made.   }Ayurvedic color-and-light therapy.   }another listing of alt. healing methods. 2017 Update: the website has been reorganized. The page has a list or articles, their leaders and links to them, about various subjects in health& medicine. 72 links on the page.     }This program area is focused on advancing scientific research on the role of consciousness in healing, and supporting the emergence of a new model of health care that allows for the inner wisdom of both patients and health care providers to be combined with scientific and technological advances for the promotion of health and well-being.  129 links on the page.     }Institute of Noetic Sciences' Consciousness Transformation Model.  Download this Diagram:    }With increasing consumer and professional interest in alternative and complementary care, Registered Nurses (RNs) are incorporating alternative/complementary modalities into their practices. While these modalities give nurses additional tools to meet client needs, many of these modalities are taught and used by non-nursing professionals leading nurses to question if and under what circumstances these modalities are included in nursing’s scope of practice.     }My sense is that the plant-based community (researchers, medical professionals, authors, speakers, filmmakers, chefs, educators and educated–all who practice and believe that animals are our friends, not our food) is part of a powerful transformative movement for healing a broken and hurting world. The books I read, the committed people I meet tell me that a positive force for change is at work. I see signs of it when I attend conferences and workshops, festivals and meet-ups. I experience the force of it in classes and at potlucks. We’re not all on the same page, but we have the same goal–wellbeing for all in a kinder and gentler world. A plant-based diet is currently viewed as a choice by many, an imperative by some. But I believe it will soon be the practice of all, for people are rapidly becoming aware of the urgency of making dietary change for personal and global survival    }Welcome to the open international university for alternative medicines(OIUAM).   }new-agey site with health & healing.    }founder of hands-on-healing schools, Brewster or Stormville, NY.   }background précis of  Heartmath stuff.   }commercial site with many alt. health products.    }Healing has to do with a sense of meaning. Healing occurs when suffering no longer causes me to feel like a victim, or to contract, but brings me to a new sense of meaning about my life why I'm alive, what it means to be alive, what it means to be a man or a woman, what I want to share with the world around me, how I want to give myself to life. When a sense of meaning has come about, where before there was just suffering, healing has happened. That is a definition of healing at the level of how we feel or live. At the level of the physical body, healing is restoration of some function. As an organism, we are constantly repairing damage.    }The twelve meridians are named according to their corresponding organs, limb positions and yin and yang properties. They include three arm yin meridians (lung, pericardium, heart), three arm yang meridians (large intestine, triple burner, small intestine), three leg yang meridians (stomach, gall bladder, bladder), and three leg yin meridians (spleen, liver, kidney). The triple burner and the pericardium refer to anatomical structures. They are functional units in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It should also be noted, the organs mentioned here have a much broader meaning in TCM then what is typically thought of their functions in western medicine. Since the twelve meridians make up the majority of the Meridian System, they are known as the regular or principal channels.   }The Yin-Yang theory asserts that the human body is an organic whole, and there exists an organic connection between all tissues and structures. Yet, at the same time, each of them can be divided into the opposite aspects of yin and yang. Viewing the body as a whole, the portion above the waist pertains to yang and that below belongs to yin; the exterior of the body is associated with yang, while the interior is associated with yin; the back is considered yang and the front, yin; the lateral aspect is yang and the medial, yin.    }Triple Burner: A Concept in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  The Triple Burner is one of the six Yang organs in the body. It includes the Upper Burner (the Heart, and Lung), Middle Burner (the Spleen and Stomach) and Lower Burner (the Liver, Intestines, Bladder and Kidneys). As stated in the classical medical textbook, Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine, "the Upper Burner opens outwards, spreads the five tastes of the food essences, moistens and pervades the skin, fills the body, and is like mist. The Middle Burner receives vital energy, expels the wastes, steams the body fluids, transforms the refined essence of food, and connects upwards with the Lungs. The Lower Burner directs the separation of the clean fluids from the dirty fluids, and facilitates the excretion of urine." Notice that the Triple Burner is described in terms of what it does. It is called a "concept" because it really exists as a function, rather than as a physical organ. In Chinese medicine, the Triple Burner regulates the activities of the other internal organs and participates in fluid metabolism.    }Deeper healing is beyond our verbal conscious mind. While life, education, and behavioral control are run by the verbal conscious mind, healing, restoration of health, cleansing, detoxification, immunity, digestion, circulation, endocrinology, hormonal factors and all of the neurological factors that make up our bodies and being—in other words, 99.99999% of us—is controlled by the superconscious. We want to educate people to be comfortable with their superconscious and help them to realize that this is a new style of technology combining both the right and left brains, male and female, scientific and intuitive energies, bringing it into the forefront of medical technology of today.   }Reiki, akashic records, also hot stones, herbs & flowers. Here’s   }her page on Healing Modalities, Integrated Energy Therapy.      }Interestingly, just as my work as a computer scientist became more and more practical, my inner life became increasingly metaphysical. Over the years, I have come to believe that much more exists than meets our limited awareness; the universe is not the mundane three-dimensional mechanistic place that it appears to be. Indeed, I believe it is filled with energy fields and forces we have yet to measure. It is through an examination of human interaction with these energies that, I believe, humanity will ultimately expand its understanding of consciousness. The primary goal of this paper is to describe what I believe we may find in these explorations: that consciousness is an active force that we can exert upon the universe, not merely a passive perception or awareness of that universe.   }Institute for Holistic Health Studies, San Francisco.    }H.O.E (Homoeopathic Online Education) is an organization founded by the well-known homoeopath, David Little. H. O. E. is dedicated to providing high quality homoeopathic education to homoeopaths around the world. Our services include a free website which contains many excellent articles on the history, philosophy and practice of Homoeopathy. A collection of David's writings and other educational information are the core part of this site. David Little was born in the USA in 1948 and has been a student of Homœopathy since the early 1970s. His first teacher was the late, great Dr. Manning Strahl and he was a colleague of the late Dr. Harimohan Choudhury. He has studied Homoeopathy in the USA and India. He started HOE, Homeopathic Online Education in 1999.    }Shamanic healers by location. 1,039 links on the page!     }almost live alt. healing radio and TV. There are some on the site that you can listen to with a realplayer.     }alt. healing and health guidance.    }HQ, well-designed website. It is believed that ‘Dis-Ease’ is rooted in our emotional and mental bodies. Sacred Sounds, Toning and Kirtan move us into the field of pure vibration, out of our minds and feelings. Special overtone instruments can lead us swiftly and directly into silence, where we reconnect with our Soul and with that state of pure consciousness where we are not bound by repetitive and imprinted thought. It is in connecting to this ‘I AM’ Presence that transformation, transmutation and pure creativity transpires. BLISS!  I consider myself an Artistic Sound Healer and ‘Inner-Peace’ Activist. My ‘music’ represents the beauty of the feminine in its spacious and spherical nature. Sounds are masculine, but the quality of the playing is feminine. This in itself is very harmonizing.  My own unique gift is that I SENSE the sounds interacting with the energy fields of the person or groups that I am playing for. I HEAR which sounds to weave together and how the particular spacing of the sounds enables and supports the intention for a healing and profoundly spiritual experience.     }The antioxidant values of foods listed are expressed in ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units, a unit of measurement for antioxidant content which was originally developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). You can browse foods alphabetically to find their ORAC values, or if you want to get straight to the best antioxidants and purported anti-aging “superfoods”, you can view them sorted by their ORAC values – higher values imply a higher measured amount of in vitro antioxidant activity. We regularly update this database with new foods as well as existing value updates, when applicable. Date of most recent update: June 1, 2017.    }What is The Rub Hub? -A premier niche website that promotes your spa and health services for free. Millions of people use the Internet to search for spa and health services like yours. Site visitors can search for over 150 spa and health services using 16 different criteria. Create your free profile today. Who are members of The Rub Hub? -Practitioners, Clinics,
Spas, Salons. 289 links on the page.   }massage therapy overview; find schools by zip.    }mainstream version of alt. methods of healing mental health.  Substance abuse and mental health services administration.     }Amy Lansky, former NASA computer scientist and author of the book Active Consciousness, talks about her primary influences; Barbara Brennan and Rudolf Steiner, healers and adepts who could see the etheric body. She discusses the importance of studying the Russian mystic, G. I. Gurdjieff’s work and his concept of the 4th way.  “Amy Lansky’s new book is an inspiring and far-ranging investigation of contemporary consciousness research. In her program to spare us from the madness around us, she draws on Rudolf Steiner, Gurdjieff, Rupert Sheldrake, Dean Radin, and many others. She is also encouraging us to explore the transformation of our consciousness as a way to increase our peace of mind, happiness, and what the Buddhists call liberation from the wheel of suffering. Who would not want that?” — Russell Targ, author of Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness.    }Theta Healing LA – good commercial site.    }commercial cite for “thought field therapies”, i.e., tapes/CDs with embedded directives, etc.   }sample therapist using heartmath with other modalities. In Salem, Oregon. When we consciously shift to appreciation, compassion or another positive, loving emotion, our heart rhythms immediately shift. This electrical shift in the heart creates a favorable cascade of neural, hormonal and biochemical events that benefit the entire body. Blood pressure drops. Stress hormones plummet. The immune system pumps up. Anti-aging hormones increase. We gain clarity, calmness, control. And effects are both immediate and long lasting.    }The Arts and Sciences have always been intertwined. As the techniques of painting, music, architecture, grew along with developments in mathematics and the physical sciences, this shared heritage has long been recognized as essential to furthering Humanity. VID art|science promotes transdisciplinary approaches in Arts and Sciences. In the Sciences, researchers have been forced to focus upon smaller and smaller domains, ironically making some scientific analyses removed from Life itself. This progress has often resulted in a fragmentation of knowledge that has contributed to the creation of serious problems to the health and well being of our Planet. The gap between the Humanities and Sciences has contributed to an inability to directly address pressing concerns regarding the Global Environment. Areas: Contemplative Arts, Multicultural Perspectives, Multisensory Environments, Nature and Wholeness, Scientific Publications, and Vibrational and Regenerative Medicine.    }Billy Ortiz, certified dreamworker.    }Now how does spirit fit in? While the person is in the hypnotherapeutic trance state, clients often experience warmth or a light sensation near the end of their session. This phenomenon occurs with such frequency during the hypnotherapy experience that we have not been able to ignore it. We have learned after more than forty years of experience that many people are longing for some type of spiritual connection. This connection is available through the hypnotherapy process and can be used to help the client reclaim what may have been missing in their lives since they were children: the deepest and highest parts of themselves.    }Wholistic Healing website.    }summaries
of various wholistic (mind & body together) therapies, integrating alt. methods with psychotherapy, etc.    }What does water actually do in the formula for life? Water scientist and biomedical engineer Gerald Pollack shares new information and ideas about simple things we can do to charge up our human cells faster than our cell phones. The report from his lab will surprise you. 13:38.     }Explorations into Consciousness (Talking Points Ep. 4), 4:50.    }Descriptions from Jan on the potential for men & women to move beyond ordinary consciousness, allowing a new internal state of awareness to flourish. 1:04:04.   }Fourth Way - Process of Healing, 1:04.   }Introduction to Gurdjieff's Fourth Way: From Selves to Individual Self to The Self, 3:01.   }J.G. Bennett talks about the human body as the link between the Inner and Outer World.  1:27.      }Dr Gerald Pollack On How to Create The Perfect Water For Optimal Health, 1:49:44. -Now, just to give you the basic idea of EZ (Exclusion Zone) water. EZ water is simply water that is more polar, which means that the negative and positive charges are more separated than ordinary water.  This results in a lot of interesting properties of the water…  I’ve been appreciating the fact that many people with chronic health issues have low oxygen and this could be from bad blood flow, and we discuss how that may come from a lack of EZ water. Water inside our cells is more structured or ordered – it has a negative charge and functions like a battery.  When you drink a vegetable juice, you are drinking cell water or EZ water – because plants have cells and the liquid inside of them are EZ….

V. Music. - No Ordinary Love.mp3    }Sade, No Ordinary Love. 7:19.   }somebody already broke my heart, 5:15.   }cherish the day, 4:24.
All the previous audio file links for The Cocteau Twins are DLs now. If you want to hear the music of The Cocteau Twins, listen to these podcasts: Goth Music Show , Girl Bands I , 1980s Spectacular #2 .   }the original version of this song.   }This Mortal Coil’s version of Song to the Siren, 3:31. You can listen to other songs by This Mortal Coil in the  Goth Music Show .    }well, Aren’t You? (2:05).  2017 DL. Replacements:   }this is the original release of this song. 2:04.  and    }this is the 2006 remaster of the Elektra original lp. 2:05. Notice that the pitch is lower; the pitch of the first version is the true one.

VI. Games.
Note: All our games are guaranteed to be 3d-free, “old school” board games. 
Hnefatafl :   }history of Hnefatafl and others. Games of the Tafl family are distinguished by the unequal size of the opposing forces. The objective is usually for the force of fewer numbers to take all the members of the larger forces whose aim is generally to stop them doing so.      }Hnefatafl online, has useful links. "I thought it high time I let people here know that there's an event leaflet available for the Hull Hnefatafl tournament. As well as giving the event details, I managed to squeeze the game rules on there too. You can download the leaflet here. Damian Walker"  }commercial Hnefatafl site, with sets, photos, brief description, similar games, links. Hnefatafl, also known as The Viking Game, The King's Table or simply Tafl, is one of the rare breed of games with two unequal sides.   }the Hnefatafl home page, with
tutorial instructions. First board doesn’t load: scroll down.    }this site gives instructions for building an Hnefatafl board game, complete with clear, close-up photos and descriptions. Also a brief description of the game. "A little known fact about the vikings is that they really liked board games, and their favorite game was Hnefatafl. Hnefatafl is a game of strategy, somewhat similar to chess, though it is not derivative. Hnefatafl predates chess, and was the game to play until chess ousted it during the middle ages. "
Go:    }Computer Resources for Go Players If you're a beginner please have a look at our Top Picks for Beginners page which contains our initial recommendations for you.    }The items listed here are all freeware or shareware (if you decide to keep them you should pay for them). We no longer host software, so these are all on other web sites. Recommended.
We list software for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch and the Android platform separately, including various items listed below. Reviews of some programs are in our Software Reviews section. The American Go Association's Go Software page has details of some programs for other platforms (eg Linux). Links that directly link to the software itself are labelled: *name*   }a downloadable Go-program for Windows. 2011 Update: The site is still there, but the download and its website is gone. Replacement:   }The following are programs you can download for free. Some work well on a variety of platforms. 20 free go playing programs; 169 links on the page.   }the GNU Go page, played on the NNGS Go server. Has computer Go links.  For example:   }Free Go programs and so on. And:   }computer Go links.  }info on the venerable game of Go. A thorough site. Welcome to, which was established as Go, An Addictive Game in October 1994 (a brief historical overview is available). On these pages you'll find a lot of information on the game of Go (Go is the western word for the game, in China the game is called wei ch'i, in Korea baduk). Of course, the Go rules are explained (in 8 languages), but you can also read about the history of Go, read stories and anecdotes related to Go, study the indepth study material, study baduk academy material in the problem section, connect to one of the online Go servers (reference: IGS clients) or retrieve information on Go and computers. You're really advised to browse around and see which topics are of special interest to you.  }basic services on the server are free, $60.00/year for “Plus” services
such as lessons and tournaments. Must have “Java web”; compatible with Linux/Unix, etc., Java plug-in automatically installs on Mac.On the KGS Go Server you can play go (known as weiqi in Chinese and baduk in Korean) against people from all over the world. Watch games, play games, and review your games - all free!   }”Go++” computer program; there are several such programs
and they have tournaments against each other.   }site of Japanese Go Association.    }Activate adobe flash to use this site. It animates famous or illustrative Go games, on a real Go board graphic with Go-stone graphics. We Recommend the "slow" setting. Games can be gone through stepwise, as well.   }basic intro. to Go. An abstract strategy game at heart, Go has nonetheless been interpreted as a stylized representation of fighting a war, settling a frontier, cornering a market, thrashing out an argument, or even of fortune-telling and prophecy.    }”smart-go” computer program.  }for beginners of Go.    }”turbo-go” computer program. 2017 Update: Some of this site is still online, but, since the author is no longer supporting the program, he is also not supporting the website. Replacement: the download link is here now.  It still works.    }Welcome to the American Go Association.   }site of the
Chess:    }this is what we consider the second-best free chess program. We feel that, if you’re as good as you think you are, that you will probably be able to draw this program; but, if you set it at its maximum power of 20-ply, we don’t think that you will win, unless you win by time. Among the free chess programs that we have tested, only Crafty can beat it. Both Slow Chess and Crafty are compatible with Winboard.  }sets. timers, computers. See other chess categories and listings for this site.   }”all-in-one” site; non-trivial chess problems.    }commercial site, membership by purchase. No banner ads.  }variety of items, including books and equipment.    }Book Reviews: Less Explored Byways.    }competition for serious players. Chess variants are played here as well. There is a small fee for use of the server, and membership $60.00/year.   }Still online.    }ftp documentation site for the Crafty manual. Use Total Commander or similar app if your browser has trouble working with this or other ftp sites.  2014 Update. The Universal Viewer can also be used for FTP files. We have also seen that Firefox makes them seem like HTTP sites, and we recommend it also. Use version 19.x  or  20.0.  2017 Update: Use this link now:     }the Crafty documentation that was available on FTP protocol, now more diffiuclt to find. Note that all the folders from the original Crafty FTP site are hosted here now, that's    }use a redirect blocker to go to this site. Our Recommended redirect blockers for Firefox or Chrome are on the Online Tools 2017 List. The programs are in the executables folder. They are not the most current version, but, they are the version that works most easily in WinBoard. Also, the version 20.x Crafty is most evenly matched with Slow Chess, so, it is a more interesting game to watch.   }Info on Dr. Hyatt, including photo, the man who developed that HQ chess program called Crafty.    }another place to download Crafty from.    }This is a personal page managed by Mr. Tracy Riegle, Hershey Pennsylvania, ICC Regal1.  “I can be contacted via e-mail at  The subject line MUST contain the word 'Crafty' or my spam filter will trash it.  Please allow a day or three for a response.”    }The Crafty documentation page, including the commands in alphabetical order.      }the website is Dream Quest software, and they make  a free chess program called 100% Free Chess. We recommend this program if you want to play a merely average chess-player. We often beat this program which is, of course, very satisfying, since it puts up a good fight. It is the only freeware chess we’ve found with 3-d, full color graphics,sounds, and so on. The free version is somewhat limited, though, and so of course, the program always tries to push you into upgrading, this is typical.  For the chess:   }for 100% Free Chess(tm) v7.42. Download   }from here.  }Chess tactics server; 23803 tactical problems from the Berlin, Germany, chess club. Non-commercial. 2017 Update: sometimes the site is down, and says "This service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.", but some of the pages are still there then.    }Fide’s official site (a must).    }The free internet chess server; has teaching ladder like the Go sites. "The Free Internet Chess Server, with over 300000 registered users, is one of the oldest and one of the largest internet chess servers."    }XBoard is a graphical chessboard that can serve as a user interface to chess engines (such as Crafty Chess), the Internet Chess Servers, electronic mail correspondence chess, or your own collection of saved games. This manual documents version 4.8.0 of XBoard.   }57 page review of 24 Palm and 39 Pocket PC chess programs. in HTML DOC and PDF formats.    }clean and straightforward site for chess playing. Take the tour. "We believe that the future of online chess is on mobile devices. Tablets deliver the best ever experience for playing chess while smartphones take online chess on every
trip you make. "   }download site for newest Crafty.  We would like to warn you, dear friends, that you cannot beat Crafty: sorry. See also below.   }The Crafty on Linux manual.    }WinBoard.  WinBoard 4.8 is the follow-up line of WinBoard 4.7, which ended with version 4.7.3. A special version of WinBoard is available for visually impaired people, for working with the JAWS or NVDA screen readers, but for now the old 4.5.2 is the latest JAWS version available. (See the post below or click here to get there.) WinBoard 4.8.0 has several new features added compared to its predecessors. Note: Some of these game sites are old, Chess, Go, and others. But this WinBoard site is (surprisingly) current (16jun17).   }nice site of Chess software for Mac OS X and Classic OS. Links for Macintosh chess sites and other Chess Links.    }The Crafty for Windows link and download page. Last updated 2008.    }a view inside AI as it plays chess… unfortunately, the actual page that plays chess, etc., is broken.    }Crafty Chess is a freeware and open-source Graphical User Interface for Crafty - a GM level computer chess program by Dr. Robert M. Hyatt. Crafty Chess requires Microsoft Windows operating system. Note that this app is not compatible with WinBoard; also, it will only work with Crafty, not with other apps such as Slow Chess.


1. Q: Can I receive a list of all the JKUs released before? I seem to be missing some.
    A: Absolutely. find them on the Index of JKUs 2017, or on Jone's site Index.
2. Q: What does PV stand for?
    A: Here, photovoltaic. Otherwise, Palos Verdes.    
3. Q: Are there no videos for this issue of JKU?
    A: Not really. …Well, Ok, here are a few:   }perpetual magnetic propulsion               system. 0:06.   }permanent magnetic                    motor generator. 0:18.   }the unpredictable magnet          wheel. 0:31.   }magnet motor flywheel               generator. 5:12.   }the powers of magnetized water,          from Australia. 5:50.
4. Q: Is it true that Tim Buckley committed suicide?
    A: Yes.
5. Q: Is Crafty really that strong of a program, that I can’t win at chess against it?
    A: Alas, yes. Sorry. However, if you like to lose, you’re still welcome to play against it, that’s why we put it on the list for you. Note that you have to use the most recent version of it that you can find, and, play it without restrictions, except for those which allow your computer to function.
6. Q: Are there any free chess programs that can beat Crafty?
    A: There were. Slow Chess used to always win against it, but that was an older version of Crafty, 20.14. Since we found the newest version, 23.4, the situation has reversed, and now Slow Chess cannot beat Crafty anymore, but can draw with it. 2017 Update: if you want to do your own tests of the free Chess programs, we found many Chess engines here. There are 689 links on that page, and around 50 engines with descriptions and links. Details are here.
7. Q: Why do you include websites from businesses and commercial companies in your               Alternative Energy section?
    A: We want to show you that there are commercial firms who are developing alternative          energy sources. If you’re reading this, and you are in a Government, you might be interested in using their services.

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