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Title The Wand, Vol. 8, No. 12, December 1991
Publisher Womynspace
Date December 1991
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Transcript A MONTH in the LIFE of the WAND diary of experiences & observations by Sue The WAND (Womynspace Activities/ Networking Directory) is produced monthly through a intricate balance of ritual and happenstance. When I first became a volunteer at the paste-up session, it seemed like a miracle that things fell togeilAer and by 10:30pm or so, we had a publication ready to go to the printer. A year later, I take the process a little bit for granted, but I still take delight in seeing what the issue looks like when it gets back from the printer. I am going to describe the WAND ritual; only the Goddess could describe the happenstance, so you will have to come to a paste-up yourself to hear tales of the unexpected as they develop. The cycle begins: 1. Mail is checked at the post office box weekly. New subscribers and address change updates are added to the mailing list. Items are re-typed in 3 inch columns for the calendar as announcements trickle in. 2. Advertisers provide the lioness's share of financial support for the WAND. Advertisers are billed in quarterly mailings. At one point in the herstory of Womynspace, volunteers were paid a commision for new advertisers, but that practice has been discontinued.Womynspace is now a 100% volunteer organization. The financial goal is that the WAND and Womynspace dances and retreats pay for themselves. Accounting-wise, we prepare a financial statement quarterly and file a tax return. 3. The weekend before the paste-up activity intensifies. If we did not decide on a cover at the last paste-up, we will call each other to brainstorm a front cover for the upcoming issue. We check the bulletin boards at Inkling Bookshop, KPFT and the Unitarian Church for calendar events and listen to the calendar on Breakthrough. The calendar is semi-finalized the night before the paste-up, but there are always last minute additions. Address labels are printed for the members, subscribers and advertisers. 4. On the day of the paste-up, we gather all our paste-up boards, printouts, diskettes, faxes, mail, and recordingkeeping paraphenalia and descend on our paste-up hostesses' home at 5:30pm. The post office box is checked for last minute mail. Recently, we have had dinner before we started working, so the food preparation also had to be coordinated. 6. The paste-up begins. This is the first time we have all assembled together. The mail is sorted and checks are recorded and deposited. I have no idea how the deposits are made; there must be a bank fairy. I have seen checks written to pay the printer and other bills, so I know there is money in the bank. 7. First time volunteers are welcomed and lovingly questioned to glean their skills and interests. We are always looking for artists, writers and womyn with an eye for the perpendicular. 8. The paste-up boards are spread out on the table and the old articles are stripped off. New advertisements are added. The calendar is laid out. We cut and paste, cutting out art from flyers and/or reducing flyers to fit in the space available. Articles fill in the remaining space and the new "Dykes to Watch Out For" cartoon by Alison Bechdel is pasted down. The front cover is added and we have a completed issue. 9. The address labels and stamps are given to the woman doing the WAND mailout. The paste-up boards are taken to the printer and the boards and the newly printed WAND issues are picked up later in the week. Copies are delivered to the mailout woman, Inklings Bookshop, the Unitarian Church, the Ranch, Bacchus, Charlie's Restarant and other locations. Readers get their copy of the WAND in the mail by the first of the month or they pick up a copy at one of our distribution points. 10. At this point, hopefully we all got our strokes and still like each other and money is coming in for memberships, subscribtions and advertisements. If you would like to get involved in producing the WAND, call Kathy at 664-7438. Many womyn have helped create the WAND over the years. The WAND in 1991 is a distillation of all the energy, ideas and creativity of the womyn who have helped keep this community newsletter alive and healthy . c THE TRAGER® APPROACH A New Way to Relax! Family We've passed the test the trial by firef In and out of disturbing times. We have survived, not been consumed, to see the other side. We've held our own against the odds, challenged the unknown. Perhaps it's Karma or other ties before that held us in this bond and made us what we are. We have long been friends and life has made us strong but now we are sisters together, we belong. We are now family for the rest of this lifetime and, perhaps, for eternity. \ What could be lighter? How about the way you move your body? Whether we are athletes or couch potatoes, we are constantly moving our bodies unless we are sleeping. HOW we move our bodies is what TRAGER is all about. The TRAGER Approach is a system of gentle, non-intrusive movements developed by Milton Trager, M.D. which facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity. Through one or more sessions, you can experience (with enjoyment) the release of deep-seated physical or mental restrictions. What kind of restrictions? Many, some you don't even know you have. Your body is as much a "memory book" of your life as your mind. The body hums along doing its thing until some type of trauma or undue stress causes an injury. Immediately, the body compensates for the injury as a way of protection and survival. Whether the trauma was a fall from a tree, a car accident, continual emotional stress, a long illness, or physical abuse doesn't matter. The body remembers how to protect itself from that trauma from then on. This memory becomes a "holding pattern". We unconsciously collect holding patterns from the time we are born. With each new trauma, another holding pattern is imprinted on the subconscious mind. In other words, it doesn't matter whether the sky is falling or not; if my body THINKS it is falling, the reaction is the same. Pretty soon, even something as simple as walking can be limited by these learned patterns. Just as these patterns are subconsciously learned, they can be unlearned. The gentle movements of TRAGER Approach is indeed such a way. A single TRAGER session lasts 1 to 11/2 hours. No oils or lotions are used. As you lie comfortably on a cushioned table, the TRAGER Practitioner moves you gently and rhythniically, with no undue force or pressure. Clients actually experience the possibility of being able to move that freely, effortlessly and gracefully on their own. Most TRAGER sessions will include some Mentastics, a system of effortless movement sequences which you can do on your own, which can sustain and enhance the benefits of the table work. As a result of only a few TRAGER sessions, clients have described a new sense of well being. Other changes have included new feelings of freedom and youth, higher levels of energy and vitality, effortless carriage, renewed capacity to relax and profound inner peace. ' These benefits have been reported by the severely disabled as well as the physically fit. The positive effects of TRAGER sessions can be cumulative. These effects may penetrate below the level of conscious awareness, and therefore, can continue to produce results even after your session. In order to receive the most benefit, a series of sessions is recommended. The more you experience TRAGER, the more your body remembers and integrates the effects. -Lynne Weynand Certified TRAGER Practitioner Written for Sandy and Molly July 1 , 1991 / L^p**^'