Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream program
Requires the Understanding of Energy, The Science of Light, the expanded edition of E=MC2, comprising the Universal factor - The radius of Curvature of All Natural Law ....... whose definition, the Quantity C, equates to the properties of Light. Evolution can only proceed in the context of what is real; distortion, suppression in the sciences create deadly barriers and Alice in Wonderland pseudo scenarios which cripple progress toward healthy, prosperous and sustainable Evolution http://evolution-intelligentdesign-survival.blogspot.com/2010/01/its-musical-universe.html
"The Universe Story" This is an excerpt of a film written by Neal Rogin and Drew Dellinger. It is based on the book, "The Universe Story" by cultural historian Thomas Berry and Cosmologist Brian Swimme. The film was developed under the auspices of The Pachamama Alliance as a part of their Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream program. For more information on the film, take a look at the Awakening Universe web site.(Less)
On Dead Canaries and Flying Pigs http://www.brianoleary.info/
Transforming the Dreamer Workshop
I am almost always reluctant to send out another message about the looming challenges and recurring bad news we face in trying to create a peaceful, sustainable and just future on Earth. This time it feels different because of the urgency of the situation, and a new opportunity we have to do something about it. My good friend and fellow "elder" Terry Tillman and I will be hosting a new educational experiment in social activism and transformational education here at Montesueños next month and we hope you can join us.
Derrick Jensen, whose works you may have read, is a radical environmental author (e.g., "Endgame") whose passion for nature I deeply resonate with. I agree with him that humanity has gone way too far in its short-sighted rampage, and we'll need a paradigm shift away from the greed and violence that keeps us away from true sustainability.
But we can't get there if we collectively keep going in the direction we're taking. Jensen clearly sees half the picture--the environmental mandate to change our ways. But because of our ignorance, the other half is more elusive yet very much achievable--how can we extricate ourselves from the mess some of us in power have created and begin a new system of governance and innovation?
To those ends, I've recently co-founded the Global Innovation Alliance, which will be researching, developing and integrating truly sustainable technologies that could replace our dirty energy and other unsavory practices worldwide. I've also recently been appointed as U.N. director for Ecuador affairs in renewable energy, which will hopefully help us convert from oil here.
From decades of study and experimenting, I'm convinced that socially responsible, economically viable and radically clean innovation will help us find the way out of our mess and soon. The only thing holding us back is our ignorance and apathy. We see the dead canaries everywhere--the oil spills, rampant pollution, climate change, deforestation, wars, etc. But if we only look up, we can also begin to see flying pigs coaxing us to look outside the box for our solutions.
Ecuador is full of dead canaries--for example, the Chevron-Texaco oil spill in the Amazon which is bigger than the Exxon-Valdez spill, the leasing of oil and mining leases all over the rain forest, and the threats to Yasuni National Park, one of the the most pristine, bio diverse habitats for wildlife and indigenous nations. We also have some flying pigs here: a new Constitution that uniquely provides for the rights of nature and of the indigenous nations, and the invitation to the international community to match funds with Ecuador in terms of potential lost revenues to keep the oil in the ground in the Yasuni-ITT block.
The unprecedented workshop Terry and I will be facilitating will educate, awaken and activate ourselves into being the true agents for change, a potential which is inside each of us. This isn't just another workshop in personal growth. This time, after thirty years, Terry and I reunite to teach a one-of-a-kind motivating experience for us all.
That's why I hope you and/or your friends will consider coming here March 19-23 to take part in what should be both a wake-up-call and celebration of our individual and collective transformation.
Terry's (very compelling) read on this is posted on < http://tinyurl.com/TransformingDreamers >
All the best, Brian