[CAF Note: I am republishing this piece as several subscribers are noting how much inflation is eating away at their time in addition to their financial resources. As change accelerates, “shadow work” is rising.]

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Let’s talk about shadow work. Craig Lambert wrote a book entitled Shadow Work: The Un- paid, Unseen Jobs that Fill Your Day. In it, he writes:

“We need to recognize a profound transformation in the nature of work that is significantly altering lives: the incoming tidal wave of shadow work. Shadow work includes all the unpaid tasks we do on behalf of businesses and organizations. It has slipped into our routines stealthily; most of us do not realize how much of it we are already doing, even as we pump our own gas, scan and bag our own groceries, execute our own stock trades, and build our own unassembled furniture.”

I think Dr. Lambert has done us a great service by identifying this phenomenon and I want to use his description – or his term shadow work – to address one of my primary concerns regarding this fall. Rather than worrying about ancient prophecies or different commentators and their predictions of collapse, I think it’s very important that you see the potential for a significant increase in shadow work in your own lives and that you find a way to protect yourself…to reengineer it, in a sense.

I am hearing from people all around the world – from North America, Europe and Asia – and from colleagues, subscribers and clients, that they are all managing explosive amounts of shadow work.

I’d like to try to help you identify shadow work in your own life and to help you think pro- actively about how it could happen to you, how it is happening to you, and then describe how you can protect yourself from it – because I believe there is a great amount you can do.

I’m going to discuss fourteen areas of shadow work. I think that when you see it en masse you’ll begin to understand the extent to which shadow work has crept into your life.

(Note: Following this report, I have included a detailed commentary offering examples which will help you understand the shadow work phenomenon.)

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By Catherine Austin Fitts

The fires burning through the land, redwood forests, homes and businesses in Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Mendocino counties as well as Nevada, Lake, Yuba, and Butte counties are devastating – far more devastating than may first appear from media reports.  These fires have killed 40 people with more missing. More than 180,000 acres have been burnt, with more than 7.500 homes and businesses now estimated destroyed. The patterns of scattered fires occurring spontaneously and moving quickly with high winds leave people surprised in their homes with little time to escape. Surrounding communities are terrified that they may be next.

This brings the total land area impacted by fire in California during 2017 to 853,457 acres

Please keep the people of Northern California in your prayers. Please pray for fire fighters, sheriffs and police, utility and relief workers. Please continue to pray for the people in other areas of California, Texas, Montana, Oregon and Washington harmed by fire this year and those in Houston,  Florida, Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands hit by hurricanes.

Many of our fellow humans are struggling with devastating loss – both in North American and around the world. This is a time to give thanks for our many blessings and do what we can to help. If anyone in the counties impacted in Northern California has recommendations as to what local relief organizations and families in need we should direct our donations to, please post here or let me know.

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“Culture is the integration of the divine in everyday life.” ~ John Edward Hurley

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This week on the Solari Report, my discussion with Dr. Joseph P. Farrell on the most important News Trends & Stories of the 3rd Quarter Wrap Up continues with Part II.

In Part I, Joseph and I covered the accelerating economic, financial and geopolitical change. We discussed Joseph’s new book: Hess and the Penguins: the Holocaust, Antarctica and the Strange Case of Rudolf Hess.  We also touched on the Dr. Joseph P. Farrell Virtual Pipe Organ Crowdfund.

This week we cover five areas – culture, science & technology, unanswered questions, go local and inspiration. Joseph’s understanding of the importance of culture to accelerating change always inspires me.

Make sure to access the News Trends & Stories section of the 3rd Quarter Wrap Up web presentation linked from your subscriber links. Our web presentation includes:

  • Control 101 – During the last week of the 3rd Quarter Wrap Up roll out, I will publish my overview of how the centralized control systems works. If you want to understand what is happening in the financial markets and geopolitics, it is essential to understand how the people participating in the transactional ecosystems are controlled individually and collectively.
  • News Trends & Stories – Our News Trends & Stories editor Brad Eddins has done an outstanding job of presenting top trends, stories and videos of the 3rd Quarter.
  • Financial Markets – a roundup of market and commodities charts from the 3nd Quarter.


In Money & Markets, I will discuss the latest financial and geopolitical news, including devastating fires in California, tax reform, and missing money.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review the TV series Game of Thrones, which just finished its seventh season. The series explores the brutal nature of power politics and war. Control in our society has always been based on physical control. However, decades of peace managed with more subtle financial and legal controls in the developed world have resulted in a general population who often does not understand what it is like to live with violence in our day-to-day lives.  Game of Thrones is a mythical reminder of that violence and how it plagues the inter-generational dynasties managing life at the top.

If you are not a subscriber, and would like to be, you can join here.

Talk to you Thursday!


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