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Benefit for Sisters of The Road, CHAP, Out to Pasture Sanctuary

Modified Style Fashion Show 2011

It’s all for fun! 

Modified Style Portland is annual fashion show fundraiser approaching its third year in Portland.

Mission: Modified Style Portland raises awareness of local non-profit organizations by featuring unique and wearable fashion created using sustainable practices by participants of all skill levels. Basically, you have fun and design or attend, we raise funds and awareness for awesome non-profits.

Modified Style Portland 2009 and 2010:

Raised $2000 in the first year and $6,000 in the second, effectively tripling our fundraising goals.

We had over 30 designers participate in the 2009 show and 50 in 2010 65 in 2011.

Past emcees include Stephanie Ortmann from Fox 12 News and Marjorie Skinner from the Portland Mercury

Past sponsorships include:

  • BridgePort Brewpub
  • PGE Park
  • Honest Tea
  • Nike
  • Portland Center Stage
  • Widmer
  • Providence
  • Brewhouse Studio
  • Willamette Week
  • Yelp
  • Deco Distillery
  • Yelp
  • Black Sheep Publicity

Collectively, raised awareness for Sisters Of The Road, Caldera, Junior Achievement and Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary, Children’s Healing Art Project.

Modified Style Portland 2011 is coming this May. Stay tuned to this site for exciting news and updates.

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Wisdom
Wisdom was born into a family of musicians and poets. He was first exposed to hip hop culture at the Ernest Ingold Boys Club in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, after moving there with his mother at age 6.

Wisdom found refuge in writing and performing his first songs at an early age. Rooted in life experience, his diverse style incorporates lyrics that are streetwise with a political edge. He explains: “world issues and human suffering were common topics of discussion in our household, as well as exposure to many types of music and cultures. My music is a natural extension of this.”

After launching a successful clothing line called Wisdom Creations, he was invited to perform with Cyber Octave/Virgin Records recording artists Medicine Drum on their 2002album release “Original Face” and toured the world with them for two years. Returning from tour, Wisdom felt that his lyrical content was evolving to reflect his hopes of inspiring social change on a global level. In his words, “if we believe, we can achieve anything. It’s all possible.”

After producing a new studio album, Wisdom’s natural next step was to assemble a group of musicians, which was soon dubbed the Wisdom Creations Band, and now includes bass prodigy and son of Tito Garcia (former lead singer of Santana), Luis Garcia; keyboardist Matt Berkeley; award winning gospel drummer Thomas McCree; world-renowned percussionist Mingo Lewis, Jr.; Chicago underground lyricist and spoken word artist Seasunz, and the newest edition, DJ Cocheze from KRS-One’s Temple of Hip Hop.

Wisdom’s unique blend of conscious lyrics with live hip-hop and reggae continues to gain attention nationwide. He won the category of “Best Hip Hop/Rap” in both the 2005 and 2006 North Bay Music Awards and was labeled “one of Nor Cal’s favorites” by URB Magazine (Massv Global Get down, Dec 2004). He also appeared in the 2006 documentary film “The Indigo Evolution” alongside philosophical greats Ram Dass and Don Miguel Ruiz sharing his views on the potential of gifted children to change the world. Chris Deckker, founder of EarthDance International Festival (www.earthdance.org), affirmed that Wisdom is “one of the most progressive and conscious bands to emerge from the hip-hop culture. “Truly an electrifying performance!”, said Carol Bruno, lead producer of the legendary Reggae on the River festival (www.reggaeontheriver.com), agreed. She beamed: “Wisdom is conscious and a lyrical, cutting edge hip-hop laced with reggae dancehall beats… Look out for these guys!”

His music can be sampled and purchased at http://www.wisdomcreations.com. In 2006, the band released the highly anticipated album, “Growth and Elevation,” which was recorded both in Prairie Sun Studios in Northern California and Moodswing Records in Hollywood, CA. It features Jamaica’s own VP recording artist Warrior King as well as female vocalists Jemini and Nasambu, and was produced in part by former engineer for Baby Face, BigChris Flores. As a result of an artistic transformation which followed the recent deaths of both his mother and grandmother, the new album transcends any previous musical production Wisdom has released.

An updated list of Wisdom’s upcoming tour dates and Wisdom Creations music and clothing can be found at http://www.wisdomcreations.com. For booking, email maria@mariamatiasmusic.com. For publicity information, email hunterpromotions@gmail.com

Wisdom won the category of “Best Hip Hop/Rap” in the 2005 North Bay Music Awards

Labeled “one of Nor Cal’s favorites” by
Urb Magazine (Massv Global Get down, Dec 2004).

“Wisdom was the closest thing to a dancehall artist on the Ragga Muffins bill”
Eric K. Arnold, San Francsico Chronicle February, 2007

“I have been waiting 20 years for a group like Wisdom to emerge from Hip Hop culture”. “Wisdom is the future of Hip Hop”.
KRS-ONE

Wisdom was featured in the documentary film
The Indigo Evolution
Also Featured were philosophical greats
Ram Dass & Don Miguel Ruiz

Growth and Elevation
Features Jamaica’s own VP recording artist Warrior King
Produced in part by former engineer for Baby Face, Big Chris Flores.

Festivals:
Reggae Rising Performed and hosted 2007-2008 (15,000+ attendees) EarthDance 2007-2008 Performed (5,000 + attendees) Reggae on the River Performed 2004-06 Hosted in 2005 & 2006(8,000+ attendees)
Earth Dance International Festival 2003-06 Headlined (7,000+ attendees)
Cow Palace 2004 (10,000+ attendies)

Article
The Golden Science of Life and the “Mathematics of Love”
Short Article by:
Chad Ashley Vandenberg
It is interesting to note that an early but growing body of evidence seems to suggests that at the very same moment that we feel, emotionally, a wave of love, all of the body’s bio-rhythms move into one harmonious rhythm that relates to itself according to the mathematics of infinity. The brain-waves, breath, cranial sacral pulse, heartbeat, and heart wave harmonics form patterns during peak experiences based on the same mathematics that result in fractal imagery when you put it into a computer.
Any emotional sensation that feels like your heart has wings, allows the brain-waves, breath, cranial sacral pulse and heartbeat, and heart wave harmonics to form an intricate pattern that allows each ofthe bio-rhythm frequencies to add and multiply their harmonic scales to a “zero- point” of infinite frequency. Some researchers claim that when the harmonic frequencies generated by the pressure waves of the heartbeat demonstrate this fractal geometry, then the waves synergize and “phase-lock” with the cranial sacral pulse which then “pumps” the brainstem, causing the amygdala to secrete potent neuro-chemistries into the high brain neo-cortex as food for the pineal gland which the Egyptians called the “seat of the soul”. Another way of saying that when the head and heart are in harmony, our heart spreads wings and we are free!! Emerging research into the nature of consciousness reveals that the feeling of love produces a mathematic relationship between all the frequencies of the body’s biorhythm’s that allows them to “co-here”, (occupying the same space and time) without interference or friction. The mathematic relationship that allows this seemingly impossibility is called phi. Phi is a relationship between parts that allows the parts to “share the same space” and “go to the zero-point” like only lovers can. Everywhere love is present it leaves a “fingerprint” that can be measured in terms of “phi”. This fingerprint of love can be found in the mathematics of galaxies, ancient pyramids, plants, nautilus shells, and every aspect of our own physical bodies. Since the days of the first mathematicians and philosophers in ancient times, this ratio has been referred to as the “golden ratio” or the “Golden Mean” by Pythagoras. This ratio, present at the moment of experiencing Love, is the same ratio that allows the mathematics of infinity to be expressed in physical form. This amazing ratio is called the “golden ratio” because gold is the element that perfectly expresses the fractal nature that all life uses to create a form capable of holding self-awareness.

Leah Hunter
Black Sheep Publicity

Golden Dreams
Is it possible that the atomic frequency patterns created by the orbiting electrons of certain elements can entrain the brain to harmonic rhythms correlated clinically with increased dream lucidity?

Is it possible that certain elements play a crucial role in the bodies ability to produce neuro-peptide brain chemistries associated with greater cognition and awareness for both the waking state and the dreaming mind as well?

These are important questions given that as humans we spend a great deal of our life sleeping and dreaming. Eating for peak athletic performance is common among those in competitive sports. Eating or supplementing for peak mental performance, cognition and clarity is now a strong component of some of the most powerful eating trends of our modern era including the living food and superfood movements that we see are quickly becoming revolutions in alternative health circles.

Those who value their dreams and the dreaming mind are discovering that it is also possible to use their understanding of nutrition to spice up their dream life with more lucidity than ever before. We all have the capacity for lucid dreaming, lucid living, and expanded states of consciousness. Often though, the achievement of theses states is a challenge for the biology of the practitioner. A demineralized body might require 20 years meditating in silence in a dark cave to have an enlightenment experience while still embodied. It’s like a minnow swimming up stream. It can be done but it takes more time effort and energy expenditure. A fully mineralized and detoxified body though, is like a crystal tuner and able to receive and transmit on a full bandwidth of frequencies provided by the presence of all the elemental building blocks that we call minerals. This theory is supported scientifically at the biological level when we see that every emotion and very state of mind correlates precisely with a specific neuro-bio-chemistry profile.
These neuro-peptides and the endocrine glands that produce them all depend extensively on specific mineral and elemental building blocks being present. According to the geological record many of these of these minerals have been missing or depleted from the soil systems for thousands of years.

One of the rarest of these elements that can positively affect our brains capacity for increased cognition and lucidity weather dreaming or awake, is gold. That’s right good old fashion GOLD …the stuff they used to make coins out of! Gold has been used by many cultures from around the world in an edible form since the beginning of recorded history! The ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Aurvedic herbal traditions have been using gold for increased mental emotional clarity and increased dream lucidity for over 4000 years! Ancient “alchemists” used certain dietary practices including the use of gold tonics for physical rejuvenation and inner transformation. They spoke of transmuting lead into gold. Most researchers agree “lead” and “gold” referred to mental and emotional states of being. These cultures used the elements to “tune the mind and body” to the qualities of the elements. The Element of gold was considered to posses the qualities of the sun, the light of consciousness, awakeness, mental clarity and full spectrum emotional balance. Philosophers of Greece, Egypt and India used gold the way a piano tuner uses a tuning fork. Just as a tuning fork has a characteristic tone that defines it, likewise, each element was thought to have its own sub-atomic tone or frequency (produced by the orbiting electrons around the nucleus of an atom). Many now believe that this characteristic sub-atomic tone can have a very noticeable effect on mood and attitude, just like the tones of music, can uplift or make sad, or even move you to dance. The tone or vibration of 24 karat Gold is reputed to increase light hearted-ness, mental clarity and an optimistic attitude. We make no claims but we have been using it ourselves for years… and Love it! Although gold does not yet have an FDA established recommended daily allowance, a growing body of research indicates that gold may indeed play a significant role as an element supporting a broad spectrum of mental and physical processes. One scientific theory is that gold increases the efficiency of the nervous system by creating conductive pathways in the fluid between the cells so your brains electrical signals can be transmitted with less resistance. This theory may be proven or disproven with future research. We do know however, that the body needs a full-spectrum of trace elements and nutrients to experience the true human potential for mental clarity, physical energy, and emotional well-being. Mineral depletion of the soil is prevalent and humans now have far less of many of the rare trace elements once found in the food chain. What will effect will bio-available gold have on you? That depends on your current state of mineralization and personal bio-chemistry. Many have confirmed that within days or weeks of cell saturation dreams do indeed become brighter, more vivid and more memorable. Some have claimed ability to lucid dream for the first time ever and generally more productive and valuable dream experiences, as well as a wide range of emotional and cognitive enhancing benefits to the waking state. For a full list of benefits research and personal experiences visit http://www.NobleLifeElements.com/Lucid

By: Chad Ashley Vandenberg
Visionary Founder: Elements for Life