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Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice, Midsummer, Litha

By Tara Sutphen

21st June

“In the world’s audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight” – Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist, Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, 1861-1941)

gSummer Solstice marks the end of the waxing year. And the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines. June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere, as winter begins in the southern hemisphere. On this day, the earth’s “circle of luminescence” will be from the Arctic Circle to the Antarctic Circle. The equator receives twelve hours of daylight, as there will be 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole and 24 hours of darkness at the South Pole.

gAll over the world people honor this day as an important reminder of the apex of light and to cast away evil and their problems. Northern Hemisphere inhabitants use June 21 as the day of celebration, but the splendor of light lasts from new moon to full moon.

Worshipping the Sun’s great power, all cultures celebrate in some way. Celts and Slavs dance around bonfires while Chinese marked the day honoring Li, the Goddess of Light. The celebrants of modern and ancient ceremonies tune in that life comes from the sun. It is life giving and life supporting. We’ve recently had the good fortune to have electricity, greenhouses, and shipment suppliers. How will you celebrate? We all may not get a chance to dance around the bonfire but it’s a time to bask in the light, sit in the sun, cast our worries away and awaken to our lives.


Summer Pasta Salad

2 cucumbers chopped, 2 big tomatoes chopped, 1/2 red onion chopped, 5 tablespoons lime juice, 4 tbsp. cilantro (coriander), 2 + tbsp. honey, salt & pepper, 2 cups dry shell macaroni (optional: gluten free) Directions Cook pasta, drain. Combine lime juice, cilantro, sugar, salt and pepper in small bowl. In a large bowl, combine pasta and vegetables. Toss gently with lime dressing.

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

1 (16 oz) pkg large shell pasta (optional: gluten free), ½ c. dill pickle juice plus 4 tbsp. pickle juice (divided), 2/3 c. mayonnaise (optional: veganaise), 1/3 c. sour cream (optional: plain yogurt), Salt & Pepper to taste, ¾ c. sliced or diced dill pickles, ¼ c. onion, 2 tbsp. minced fresh or dry dill spice, (optional: 2/3 c. diced or grated cheddar or almond cheese)

Directions: Cook pasta to pkg specifications. Rinse & drain cold water, add ½ c dill pickle juice, set aside, In another bowl, add 4 tbsp dill pickle juice , mayo, sour cream, salt & pepper (optional: dash of cayenne), Drain off excess pickle juice from pasta and mix with dressing, chill one hour and serve.

Spinach-Strawberry Salad

Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 1-1/2 teaspoons minced onion 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1 bag (10 ounces) fresh spinach 1 pint strawberries, sliced thin In a blender, combine the sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oil, and vinegar. Blend well. If the dressing seems thick, add a few drops of water.

Remove the stems from the spinach and tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. Arrange them on individual salad plates or in a salad bowl. Arrange the strawberries on top. Drizzle the dressing over the strawberries and serve.

Bonnie Brae Strawberry Pie

A mixture of cooked and fresh berries helped make this pie a family favorite.

1 quart strawberries or 1 large package frozen strawberries, thawed and drained 3/4 cup water 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 cup sliced berries, fresh or frozen, thawed and drained whipped cream whole berries for garnish Combine strawberries and water in saucepan. Cook until just softened, about 4 or 5 minutes. (Let frozen berries thaw; heat but don’t cook them.) Mix together cornstarch, sugar, and water until smooth; add to hot berries. Cook over medium heat until clear. Add lemon juice; immediately remove from heat and let cool. Place sliced berries in cooked pie shell. To assemble pie, pour cooked mixture over berries, top with whipped cream, and garnish with whole berries.

Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Wedding Cake

Yield: Makes 12 to 16 servings.

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 3 cups sugar 4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 6 egg whites Preheat over to 350° F. Grease and flour three 9-inch round cake pans. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Pour in buttermilk and begin mixing slowly. Continue to mix until well blended. Add flavorings and stir. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the cake batter. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes at 350° F, then lower heat to 300°F and bake for about 25 minutes longer, until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove cakes from oven and cool on racks. After 10 minutes, remove from pans and continue cooling on racks.

Cream Cheese Frosting 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 3 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract No wedding needed to have this cake

Other food /drink ideas –

mint iced teas, dandelion salads, strawberry shortcakes, geranium leaf sorbet, berry pies


The Druids celebrated with “The Wedding of Heaven and Earth”.

Two people represent Mother Earth and the Sun King. Create a Bonfire, dancers adorned in garlands and flowers, and young men jumping through the tall flames. A time of cleansing and renewal. The participants playing Mother Earth and the Sun King go to each participant, and speak to each person as though planting seeds of growth, imparting words of love, wisdom, thankfulness and prosperity.

Candle or Bonfire Ritual

With a candle or your bonfire – Give blessings in the 4 directions. Cast a blessing for yourself, a blessing for the harvest, a blessing for your loved ones, and a blessing for the earth. (make this blessing 3-5 sentences long for each subject) A Call to Love

Single women are to sleep with 4 flowers under their pillow Flowers:

Flowers blooming in your area, also daisies, roses, lilyof the valley, calendulas, marigolds


daisy chains, lavender wreaths, rosemary garlands Head wreath

Circle base, thin gauge wire, or vines and tie or wire on flowers of your choice Symbols:

Fire to celebrate the power of the sun, Sun Wheels, Medicine Wheels, Stone Circles, Candle Circles, Mother Goddess, Ripening fruits, Sun Dials, Feathers, and Swords/Blades. Candles:

Green & Blue representing the earth White representing God light

Item : The Sacred Circle USD $ 10.99

Meditation By Tara Sutphen

Following Tara’s “under the stars” induction, you travel to a sacred stone circle in the middle of a meadow. Here, in the center of the circle, you meet a beautiful woman dressed in chiffon. As she chants, you experience an expanding vortex of power within: “Where light meets darkness … where the beginning encircles the end … where joy nullifies pain … we now choose to slip between the worlds beyond time, beyond space, and we invoke the positive powers of the Universe to assist us to manifest our desires.” Chakra balancing is followed with an inspiration ritual in which you open your heart and mind to the limitless positive potentials of life on earth. You withdraw an object from a box that relates to your purpose. Walking counter clockwise you recall a happy event from the past and transmit the vibrations into the present. A clock becomes a symbol placed in the circle to assist you make the most of your valuable time. Much more. 30 Minutes.

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Happy Holidays with Love


Hypnosis Class: Power of the Mind “*Certification”


Hypnosis Class: Power of the Mind “*Certification”

Are you a good listener and help others naturally with your communication skills? Hypnotherapy might be for you. The power of the mind is a beautiful part of our humanness. And it is to be enhanced and taken care of, like the rest of our bodies.

Think about how we can be bored and slumped in every day life. When you’ve been in a meeting or a classroom, supposedly listening and paying attention, your mind swirling with disinterest, self-absorption and lack of time. You’re giving yourself lists of all the things you need to do or chastising yourself about what you might like to be doing. Our human brain in studies likes to wander off and become unfocused, we can do it a major portion of our day. If we don’t stay on some kind of schedule or make plans, it’s known to make us as a species – nervous, less content and unhappy. And we know this then leads to frustration, anxiety, exhaustion and depression.

Hypnosis and Meditation have been around for centuries to help reduce mental distractions. We are to improve our psyche and learning ability. We are to look inward for awareness and ingenuity. When babies are born, we are sponges and absorb the learning offered to us. But as we grow we allow society, our environment and companions to influence our thinking process. We’re usually so busy living outside ourselves for others wants and desires, that when we do notice we haven’t gotten anywhere in years – it can be in a panic to act out in all kinds of self-destructive ways or criticize each other. Throughout the day we fantasize, analyze, and sadly complain about what we can’t achieve or have in life. How many times a day do you wander off in your thinking and someone asks you a question to answer?

Earth is calling…Wake up…Lets reframe and gain lost hours, days, months and years of life. Hypnosis is a great tool for improvement, retaining information and staying power. It can relieve doubts, phobias, trauma and drama as it enhances a deep relaxed state of altered consciousness and to access deeper parts of the mind. Decisions can be made to meet our needs. Clarity allows us to actively move the body toward solutions and achievement. Re-establishing the habits of every day can assist to refresh a cluttered mind.

Here are a few things to alleviate: quit smoking, weight-loss, sleep disorders, pain control, health issues, anger management, drug and alcohol problems, guilt, rejection, frustration, grievances, money problems, relationship issues, lack of confidence. The benefits of becoming a hypnotist can help you toward achievement, accomplishing your goals, learning and studies alignment. You will open your mind revamping limiting ideas, activating talents and removing blocks. You will be re-learning to enrich your profession or to create a dream job as a Hypnotist. Taking classes with Tara Sutphen, World renowned Hypnotherapist will bestow you an IHF “Medical and Dental Hypnosis Certificate”.

Bettering yourself is never a fail. Isn’t it time for your every thought and action to aspire you toward your best self and true potential.


Clinical Hypnosis Training

5 days

April 13-17, 2015



Hypnosis is a tool to hone the power of the mind. It is never too late, to change our beliefs to lead us toward a successful life. How do we find the keys to unlock the halls of great accomplishment. Where is a balance between settling and to venture. We don’t want to look back on our lives and know we never tried. We want to go beyond our comfort zone and develop ourselves. Reach and risk, not all of us have the character or do we…maybe it’s about aptitude, skill and values. We can be strong in the world, building body and mind into the capable person we’re meant to be. With learning to become a Hypnosist, we begin that journey to step in to creating that Brain Power. Join Tara Sutphen as she guides you toward learning the lastest brain/mind techniques. we can use the power of the mind to act competently and to step into our greatest potential. And to be fulfilled and create a wonderful job. The Class is 5 days. Certification. Limited to 10. Calabasas, California $1595. usd



“New” Kaleidoscope Meditation DVDs

These Meditations encourage relaxation while generating single-pointed concentration. Through the latest in Brain-Mind technologies you can coach the mind to benefit through goal programming while working to eliminate issues and blocks. When initiating composed affirmations, you’re asking your mind to facilitate an overall sense of well-being and to build confidence. Our programs are to help stimulate you to be awake on the inside while acquiring a natural flow toward living the live you long to live. Whether processing through direct auditory perception or shifting in energy recognition, when we take the time to balance our inner nature, we give ourselves permission to succeed. We offer many varieties of audio-visual meditations, from straight forward suggestions to story tale analysis. While participating in these exercises we hope to increase your inner resources, motivate you to succeed and direct you to release every day stress.