Parvati Sundari - Shanti Mission Centres Across Australia (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 27th 2015 @ 5:01 PM
It is said that planetary transformation begins with the aim of bringing stillness and inner peace to our daily life.
Parvati Sundari of Shanti Mission shares the story of how this volunteer run non-profit is creating positive changes on a societal level by assisting individuals in connecting to a deeper sense of being - a sense of their connection to a larger whole.
Throughout history great philosophers and visionaries have pointed to consciousness being the key to understanding what it is to become fully human.
The core work of Shanti Mission is to give everyday people tools that allow access to their full humanity and thus their divinity - the inner landscape and the wisdom of the heart. Read More »
Tim Wright from ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) talks with Lisa Er (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 20th 2015 @ 11:42 PM
Is the New Zealand government sheltering under the US nuclear umbrella?
113 nations have endorsed the Humanitarian Pledge which is to stigmatise, prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons. Why hasn’t our nuclear-free country signed this?
Nine countries together possess more than 15,000 nuclear weapons. The United States and Russia maintain roughly 1,800 of their nuclear weapons on high-alert status – ready to be launched within minutes of a warning. Most are many times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945. A single nuclear warhead, if detonated on a large city, could kill millions of people, with the effects persisting for decades.
There are global treaties prohibiting the use, production and stockpiling of certain weapons that the international community has deemed to be inherently inhumane and indiscriminate: chemical weapons, biological and toxin weapons, anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions. No comparable treaty exists for nuclear weapons. These remain, despite their unparalleled destructive capacity, the only WMD not yet comprehensively outlawed.
Tim Wright is Asia Pacific Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition of non-governmental organisations working to mobilise people in all countries to inspire, persuade and pressure their governments to initiate and support negotiations for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Read More »
Jonathan Evatt: Author, Teacher, Mentor on the Subtle Aspects of Life and the True Nature of Man (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 13th 2015 @ 3:15 PM
Jonathan, opens with where we focus our attention is where we end up going and we are trained at a very young age from conception onwards there is conditioning and whatever our parents are thinking we as the embryo and baby become programmed with the thought forms that emanate from our mother then father etc. Bruce Lipton eloquently covers this subject.
The amount of information that is reaching the senses and inner sensibility of developing baby and child is vast. Including the receptiveness of a baby's brain wave sensitivity of its mother and what she is tuning into and all the variables of a baby basically awash in an ocean of information that is infinite.
Covering loving parents, family relationships extended family which spread outward into the surrounding community it bodes well for that child, and the necessity for us as a humanity to continually work towards this end. Cooperative cohesive tight, loving relationships are key to our individual and collective future. Read More »
Marianne Stobie with John Coombs on Some of the Radical New Science Based Natural Health Options (Ultimo)
posted Thu August 6th 2015 @ 2:19 PM
Prominent Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Educator Marianne Stobie discusses with John Coombs some of the radical new science based natural health options.
Marianne describes simple and practical systems now available to help achieve optimal wellbeing. Combined with this knowledge and the long term confidence this imbues, people can be helped to radically improve their quality of life and future potential. Read More »
Tim Lynch talks about his visit to Russia, Anastasia, Dolmens, Eco Festivals & The Schetinin School (Ultimo)
posted Thu July 30th 2015 @ 10:03 PM
What is happening in Russia at the moment, since the Anastasia series of Ringing Cedars books?
What is a Dolmen? Are they really up to 7,000 years old, and how come they are reflected in the constellations of the night sky?
What type of schooling are the children in this particular area of Russia experiencing, relating to 'how does a human being live on a planet'?
What is happening at the many summer Eco Festivals across the face of Russia?
8 years ago Tim experienced a profound dream whilst camping between, of all things, two cedar trees, when attending a gathering of Dances of Universal Peace. This dream compelled Tim to travel to Russia for one month to investigate what it meant and along the way he discovered something extraordinary and magical. Read More »
Christopher Le Breton on Kaitiakitanga, Guardianship of the Environment for Seven Generations (Ultimo)
posted Thu July 23rd 2015 @ 8:40 PM
In what has been called the defining decade, there's a growing sense of the need to reappraise our current global situation, and to question many of our prevailing assumptions. What if we really are the people we've been waiting for?
Christopher Le Breton is uniquely placed to make a difference at the interface of environment and development, having been an environmental project officer in the European Commission in charge of projects in the former Soviet Union. He was also a European Union environmental adviser and capacity-builder on the ground in Serbia. He has lived, worked, and travelled in 97 countries around the world, engaging at all levels, from Government to grassroots, from private sector to not for profit sector.
Christopher walked away from this lifestyle, sold his house in London, and set out to bike the world giving Awakening the Dreamer Symposiums as he went. After completing 75 educational workshops in 7 countries over years, including 50 of them cycling through Australia and Indonesia, Christopher Le Breton has settled in New Zealand.
He had been able to implement a number of projects in 10 countries over 7 years, inspiring people to create thriving, dynamic projects in their communities. These projects are boosting, for instance, local economies in Australia, saving indigenous wisdom in Indonesia & Ecuador, saving orangutans, and addressing climate change in Indonesia. On leaving Ecuador recently an indigenous elder asked Christopher to go back and change the dream of the modern world – that is to wake every one up!
Here in Aotearoa New Zealand, Christopher has set up Earth Partners Trust in partnership with tangata whenua, promoting the concept, understanding and implementation of Kaitiakitanga, guardianship and stewardship of the environment for the current and the next seven generations. Read More »
Dr's JJ Hurtak & Desiree Hurtak on the 'Keys of Enoch' (Ultimo)
posted Thu July 16th 2015 @ 9:11 PM
This wide ranging interview covers many interlinking and overlapping subjects, including; Consciousness, New Paradigm, Quantum Realities, Space Time - ET’s and UFO’s - Trans Pluto, Mother Earth, Sustainability, Ecological Awareness, Co-creation and Co-operation.
When we sleep at night we basically disconnect from our outer realm and bodily sensations and enter what JJ Hurtak says is ‘an ocean of consciousness, swimming in hyperspace’ - that our consciousness is not localised in our body it is open to a vast plethora of dimensions - as the Australian Aborigines aptly named the 'dream time.'
That there are many levels of sleep. Beyond rapid eye movement and all the analysis that has take place, and the usual mixed messages of dreams we experience, we can tap into other realms that are available to us every night. JJ Hurtak mentions the dreams of Joseph when back in Egypt and his ability to interpret them for the Pharaoh. So there is a long history of the potency of dreams, however with present day humanity, especially in the western world, we are awash in things, data, distraction and consumerism and rarely take the time to cultivate our inner being, and the levels of unconsciousness that may be just waiting to be acknowledged.
Desiree, also mentions how dreams can give us warnings and predictions and tells of one, as well as experiences of déjà vu. Read More »
Gary Cranston with Lisa Er on GE Trees and Climate Change (Ultimo)
posted Thu July 2nd 2015 @ 11:22 AM
“You cannot insert a gene you took from a bacteria into a seed, and call it life. You haven’t created life, you have polluted it.”
~ Vandana Shiva.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization's definition of 'forest' includes commercial plantations of fast growing trees - often replacing biodiverse native forests relied on by local communities.
Perhaps this shonky description of a forest is really to accommodate industry, carbon sinks for emissions trading, and making money from climate change.
Forest conservation has been thought to be the simplest way to fight climate change, particularly in New Zealand, where cars and cows are incredibly effective carbon producers.
Have we now reduced the description of forests to ‘any area covered by trees’, discarding the structural, functional and biological diversity of non-tree elements that make up a forest, as well as the cultural importance of the interaction between forests and communities?
Drawing parallels between the treatment of workers and the treatment of natural systems, Gary Cranston talks about how the privatisation and the commodification of natural systems is being dressed up by polluters as a solution to climate change, and how these solutions must be replaced by solutions designed and implemented by and for those most threatened and least responsible for causing climate change itself if we are to realise an effective response to today's crisis of climate change and capitalism itself. Read More »
Lyndon Burford with Lisa Er on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty & Nuclear Disarmament (Ultimo)
posted Thu June 25th 2015 @ 4:42 PM
Forty-five years since the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) took effect, and 70 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, more than 16,000 nuclear weapons still exist-many on Cold War-era alert, ready to launch in 15 minutes.
Over the past 45 years, the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) has put in place an indispensable yet imperfect set of rules for creating a safer world.
Under the treaty, countries without nuclear weapons agree not to get them, and countries with nuclear weapons, (China, France, Russia, the UK and the US) agree to eventually get rid of them. India, Israel and Pakistan have nuclear weapons but have not joined the NPT; North Korea withdrew from the NPT in 2003, and then began testing nuclear weapons.
Meanwhile, nuclear armed countries are spending hundreds of billions of dollars on modernising their arsenals.
Between April 27 and May 22 2015, 160 countries met together in New York for the NPT’s five yearly review conference, hoping to further advance nuclear disarmament and stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Representatives of those 160 countries, including New Zealand, attended the conference, with observers from dozens of non-governmental organisations.
Lyndon Burford attended as a civil society adviser in the New Zealand delegation to the NPT Review Conference, and was also representing the Peace Foundation.
In this interview Lyndon explains how, after a month of negotiations, the conference failed to reach consensus on effective measures to advance nuclear disarmament or stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Read More »
Evaluating and Finding Solutions on Human Health with John Coombs and Lisa Er (Ultimo)
posted Fri June 5th 2015 @ 12:18 PM
Is our lifestyle impacting on our health more than it did when our grandparents were growing up?
We have better hygiene for sure, so why are we not the picture of health that we should and could be?
Perhaps in the old days people spent more time out of doors and not on electronic equipment; they ate seasonally when food was available; they cooked at home and ate far less pre-prepared food; they didn’t eat GMOs, preservatives, stabilizers and food additives, and they had far fewer prescription drugs. Read More »