Gail Whitlow & Gil Aguilera - Native Americans - Healing the Sacred Hoop, of Prophecies and Healing (Ultimo)
posted Thu March 6th 2014 @ 3:01 PM
'When the last tree is cut down, the last fish eaten, and the last stream poisoned, you will realize that you cannot eat money.'
~ Cree Indian saying
The Traditional Native American lifestyle is a life of prayer to all of creation. Prayer is so deeply woven into every aspect of life that there is a prayer for every action, on waking and greeting the morning sun, on eating and thanking all the beings that have made that meal possible. Each moment can be made sacred when gratitude is shown for the gifts of this life. This is most beautifully summed up in the phrase Mitakuye Oyasin, Lakota for 'All my relations.' When a prayer is made it is followed by these words that acknowledge our interconnectedness to all life on this planet.
The Web of Life is something that we are part of and this is celebrated in all Native Traditions. Celebration and Gratitude being at the core of Native American Spirituality.
And this gratitude, ritual and otherwise is something that we sometimes forget in our consumer societies so full of things that it often takes a moment to remember the small miracles of every day life.
'The Elm Trees will die, Huge stone monsters will tear open the face of the earth and rivers burning aflame.' These words are taken from The Seventh Generation Prophecy, one well known by many of the Native Nations and remembered here by Gail Whitlow of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Mohawk nation. These words bring to mind Dutch elm disease that has wiped out all but a few elms left in Britain or much of continental Europe. Mining devastating huge swathes of the earth and Fracking that uses and pollutes huge quantities of our most precious resource, water, not to mention the local devastation in Australia where fires have raged for weeks in New South Wales.
The Seventh Generation prophecy says that seven Generations after White man has come into contact with the Native Americans is the time when change must come and that that time is now. Now, is the time to act to bring ourselves back into balance for ourselves and the planet. The prophecy says that this time will come when the wisdom teachings that have been preserved by native people will be needed as we learn how to come back into balance. Read More »
Carl Chenery talks about The Rights of Nature - Pachamama (Ultimo)
posted Thu February 27th 2014 @ 9:22 AM
Years ago humans had no rights. In the times when slavery was legal, abuses to slaves were deemed an issue of property law, not an issue of human rights. From this relationship of owner to slave, you cannot have anything other than an exploitative relationship.
In this interview, Carl Chenery explains that this kind of thinking of human separation from, and domination over nature itself, is embedded into the very structure of our western legal system. Through our legal systems we attribute all the rights to humans as subjects, and everything else (except companies) as being objects or property to be owned.
Gaia, our living breathing planet that is home to all of us, does not have rights. And without rights, like an unfortunate slave, she, our only home, is being used and slowly destroyed.
On September 28, 2008, the people of Ecuador voted by an overwhelming majority (64%) to approve a new constitution which included Pachamama, nature, in the constitution, which was then ratified on Oct 20th 2008.
Carl Chenery went to Ecuador in 2012 and met with some of those who were central to the incorporation of the rights of nature into the constitution. He and others in the group from the organisation, Awakening the Dreamer, were keen to see if the ideas could be incorporated into a New Zealand constitution.
This progressive and conscious move by Ecuador is something that New Zealand would do well to look at. Read More »
Ollie Mikosza: Inventor 'Personal Rapid Transport System' (Ultimo)
posted Thu February 20th 2014 @ 10:56 AM
Every large city on earth is gripped with limits to growth. Especially cars in gridlock and clogging motorways and roads. We witness it every day at rush hour as we sit frustrated in traffic, wondering when will this increasing problem ever be solved?
Enter A New Idea:
The concept of affordable personal rapid transport pods, travelling above ground that whisk you across the city along an environmentally benign 2-directional elevated guide-way to your destination, in comfort, safely, swiftly and cheaply.
Is this possible? What would be the cost? Is it environmentally benign?
The system is called the Metropolitan Individual System of Transportation on Elevated Rail (MISTER).
With over $3 Billion allocated for a tunnel from Britomart in Auckland to Epsom, are the rate payers willing to dig further into their pockets for an outdated transport system, when that amount of money would cover the totality of suburban Auckland with a Personal Rapid Transport System?
The fact that even today the NZ Government is balking at such extravagance, gives us time to pause and look at other options. Read More »
Kailash Kokopelli - Indigenous Music Healing and Ecological Consciousness (Ultimo)
posted Thu February 13th 2014 @ 12:09 PM
Kailash is a sound therapist, artist and inner world musician - bridge maker to indigenous peoples.
He is also a photographer and teacher of Kailash Chi Movements and Songdances.
As a multi instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and producer he is an internationally requested studio- and guest musician playing a great variety of (wind) instruments ranging from Didgeridoo to (Native American) Flutes, as well as reed instruments, percussive soundscapes, drums, crystal singing bowls, string instruments and vocals.
Within the last 20 years Kailash Kokopelli has shared his INNER WORLD MUSIC on every continent touching many thousand people all over the globe.
Kailash performes in schools, universities, therapeutical institutions, conferences, festivals, private and in concert halls all over the world, guiding his audience on musical journeys to the inner source.
He has been recognized as a tribal brother and bridgemaker by indigenous people as well as a pioneer soundtherapist by medical practitioners and international doctors. Many therapists use Kailash Kokopelli's INNER WORLD MUSIC for its relaxing and healing qualities.
In this interview Kailash explains what the possibilities are and how we surmount certain challenges by understanding the language of the heart. Read More »
Voices of Sacred Earth Eco-Festival 2014 (Ultimo)
posted Sun February 9th 2014 @ 8:57 AM
This festival is an opportunity to love with your hands, your body, your voice, your mind. This is a rare time and place: “Kawai Purapura” recognize the past and future in the present.
Over 100 workshops and seminars! Featuring 90-minute immersions into eco in all its flavours with wisdom walkers, musicians, healers, craftworkers, dancers, eco-activists, people who care Friday night concert. Door sales available or free with Festival tickets.
The festival begins with a fire ceremony on “The Plains”, followed by an evening of international indigenous music featuring Sika – World Tribal Music – Kailash – Healing Soundscapes, and Georgia - I Wish U Heaven: the sacred songs of Prince Rogers Nelson.
Saturday night begins with Barry Brailsford, loved and acclaimed historian of the wisdom traditions of indigenous Pacific peoples, presenting Song of the Ages. This is followed by the celebrated New Zealand documentary, Water Whisperers, which exploring the work of ten communities healing damaged waterways.
Mike O’Donnell, celebrated waterman and story teller, continues the water theme with his waterman performance.
This is a prelude to the stream cleanup on Sunday. The evening finishes with Trance Dance Music with DJ Anirvan. Read More »
Lisa Er and Tim Lynch, summing up some of the 10 years of GreenplanetFM program (Ultimo)
posted Thu December 12th 2013 @ 10:11 AM
Though environment health and consciousness runs through the program, we discuss the basic life needs of air, water and earth - soil & food.
Starting with air and the particulates of matter in cities such as Auckland and that due to the smallness of both the NZ population and the country, the wind is our default air conditioner in this country. That we are indeed very fortunate in this situation (some would say lazy).
However, we cannot avoid, deny or run away from what is perculating (some would say belching) out of Fukushima in Japan, and that is air born and water carried radiation from the defunct nuclear reactors that main stream media have been told to keep out of the headlines and out of the news.
The fact that Japan and the nuclear industry are joined at the nucleated hip and that the countries that surround the Pacific ocean are complicit in not taking the Japanese to the World Court is a travesty.
We move on to cover MSM (main stream media) and how it spins information and that our drinking water is being sanitised by chlorine (which also has a downside effect on our health) as well as we being mass medicated by fluoride. That Hamilton city ratepayers and citizens recently elected to come back into the 'fold of unknowningness' and continue to add fluoride once again to their water supply is yet another farce. So much so as to curtail their children from becoming more intellectually savvy than their parents, due to them not wanting to do any research on this subject what so ever. See Prof Paul Connett's startling fluoride research.
Aspartame and its dangers in Zero Coke and sugarless drinks, the NZ All Blacks rugby team involved in its promotion.
We move on to GE and GMO’s and that NZ still remains a GE Free Nation, but that Govt and Big Business are lock stepped in wanting NZ to become a GE contaminated nation as well as sabotaging our leadership role in being steadfast in the face of ethically bankrupt biotech corporations. Read More »
Holistic Health - Vivienne Berry with Multiple Brain Therapies (Ultimo)
posted Thu December 5th 2013 @ 11:31 AM
A discussion between John Coombs and Vivienne Berry on Holistic Health and the new work Vivienne is doing on multiple brain therapies.
They discuss simple and practical solutions to help people through life, to manage relationships well and to have more effective input into the community and workspace.
If we are to grow healthy communities and guardian the environment well we need a body of healthy people, with awareness of health and wellbeing both for individuals and society.
Achieving this is the work and life goal of John and Vivienne. Read More »
Theresa Grantham and Business with a Clear Conscience - Interviewed by Lisa Er (Ultimo)
posted Thu November 28th 2013 @ 11:36 AM
In today's globalized economy, most of the everyday products we buy, wear, and eat are produced with labour from the developing world.
But do we ever think of the story behind the products that we buy? Who planted the seed for our cotton clothing and sheets? Where did the seed come from? Was it a genetically engineered seed? What fertilisers, herbicides, and pesticides were used on the cotton? How did those affect the health of the farmer workers. How old were the workers? Who removed the seeds from the cotton boll and who processed them, wove them and made them into garments? Were they paid adequately for their labours? This is the story of the cotton trail.
Theresa Grantham a haute-couture, or high fashion consultant and business woman in New Zealand, knew at a certain level there was a better way to service the fashion industry with a clear conscience. After a profound visit to India, she set out to change the karma of clothing and ended up launching a fashion brand that acts as a laboratory for social innovation and transformation.
The result is Atma Vichara. Atma Vichara was born of an idea that simultaneously developed in the minds of a group of people dispersed across four corners of the globe. This diverse group of individuals was inspired by a notion of another way to do business; of a way to value the people who are working to make products that each and every one of us are surrounded by.
Atma means consciousness or awareness or the unfathomable intelligence. Vichara means inquiry into. So Atma Vichara means inquiry into consciousness itself. Read More »
Glen Atkinson ~ Biodynamic Specialist in Agriculture, Astrologer, Gardener, Homeopath & Philosopher (Ultimo)
posted Thu November 21st 2013 @ 11:16 AM
Ranging over a wide variety of topics, that include complimentary and alternative health, the problems with chlorinated and fluoridated water. Biological agriculture as against chemical agriculture. Corporate control of chemicals and drugs, plus the galloping increase of corporate farming.
Our unhealthy common salt intake, lack of iodine is translating to global thyroid problems.
That five US corporations have virtually taken control of the world food chain, and use the WTO and the TPPA as mechanisms to tighten their grip.
He concludes with an overview of the USA and UK's astrological challenges that he says will become very evident over the next 18 months and how the US military appears only to go on the offensive when certain astrological configurations occur.
I asked Glen at the start of this interview to hit a number of balls out of the park and possibly he went one further and hit one, possibly two into near earth orbit ... Read More »
Tom Brown takes us down The Thorny Path of Truth - Interviewed by Lisa Er (Ultimo)
posted Thu November 14th 2013 @ 10:22 AM
Independent researcher in spiritual science and metaphysics Tom Brown questions our world view and looks at how it is sometimes based on historically inaccurate science.
Have we created our society from a faulty model? Have Newton, Darwin, and others, made incorrect assumptions that science is still based on today?
How do our belief systems play into this, and why do we need a paradigm shift to correct this? Is our collective unconscious actually creating the reality that we experience? Is life as the quantum physicists describe to us, or have they got it wrong as well?
Referring often to Rudolf Steiner’s Etheric Sciences, Tom talks about man’s descent into matter, and how people are living in an illusion. Just to challenge us he asserts that not only is the earth going around the sun, the sun is going around the earth.
This interview will not only provoke you, but will stimulate you to question everything you thought you ever knew. Read More »