MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH
January 15, 2003
The Light Series #44: Global Spiritual Shift Underway
With the growing challenges our world faces and the mounting pressures on each one of us to step out of our spiritual comfort zone and make bold moves ahead - as guided from Within - so as to be-come more actively involved in contributing our unique, vital piece of the planetary jigsaw puzzle of co-creative manifestation of the New Era of Light and Love on Terra Gaia, tools and fields of accomplishments are offered in ever greater numbers to those of us who can no longer ignore the urgent and yet ever so gentle calls from our Higher Selves to BE all that we are meant to be in this lifetime.
Just as the global magnetosphere of our planet is in the midst of experiencing a major shift with far-reaching consequences, the global noosphere (the collective consciousness of Humanity) is going through a most momentous shift in its resonant expression of the Universal One that Is is all of us... with even more far-reaching consequences!
The following compilation will provide you with useful elements in your enduring Quest of Oneness.
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
This compilation is archived at
"The word magick relates to the power of the IMAGINATION - expressed through a harmonious marriage of Intellect and Intuition. Magick denotes the practical fusion of Art, Science, and Spiritual Wisdom, evoking the alchemists symbolic quest: to turn lead into gold, transmute the base into the noble. MAGICK is a fun word that suggests serendipity, spontaneity, creativity and productivity beyond all expectations."
- Taken from http://www.xlibris.de/magickriver/
"There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you stand still, you will remain at this point forever. You realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass you by. Life´s circumstances are not always what you might wish them to be (at the moment). Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has taken, accept the fact that there is a path before you now. Walk your path one step at a time. Keep your head up, and cast your dreams to the stars. Keep your belief in yourself and walk into your new journey. You will find it magnificent, spectacular, and beyond your wildest imaginings.
- Author unknown
"The winds of change have brought freedom to millions who had forgotten to dream. They have warmed the seeds of forgotten hopes long neglected beneath the frozen fields of fear, causing them to sprout and reach toward heaven again. They have taken men from prison and placed them at the helms of nations; they have terminated forever the cold war." And all this may now take place because of unrelenting efforts and dedication from our invisible allies working from behind the material realm's "perceptual wall" to bring down Light and freedom to us all, and to every constituent part of Nature. Now thanks to our receptiveness, some of our brethrens from the worlds of Light are able to come into the conscious awareness of a few yet increasingly many humans and thus channel most directly into our emerging global culture the paradigm shifts and spiritual "sea changes" needed for the human project to reach completion. People such as Ken Carey therefore serve as conduits for their "Transmissions", as catalysts of deep planetary revolutions of soul. "We come, awakening now in increasing numbers throughout the gentle ones, the lovers of this Earth. Those in whom we awaken understand these things in terms quite different from those we are still courting from afar. They feel in their bones the changing of the age. And they know that it is good."
- Taken from "Starseed, The Third Millenium: Living in the Posthistoric World - A book summary" archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Starseed.htm
1. Simple spoon bending method
2. Spoonbenders Course - It is about learning Who You Really Are
3. Spoonbenders Course Now Available for Free to All
4. Global Strategic Alliance for Peace and Human Progress
5. Inauguration Address by Dennis Kucinich
6. Magnetic Pole Shift
7. Acknowledgment and a contribution
Antiwar Activists From Across U.S. Prepare to Descend on Washington (Next Saturday)
European Vision Council
Date: 11 Jan 2003
From: Debbie Dehm <email@example.com>
Subject: Simple spoon bending method
Please post this directions in one of your compilations as I am getting requests from all over. Hold a heavy spoon between your thumbs and finger tips with both hands. Fingers on top and thumbs on bottom, at the bend, where the bowl starts. Breath to a count of 3, hold 3 and exhale for 3. While you are breathing visualize white light coming into your crown, down your neck and shoulders to your elbows. Build the energy for a few minutes and then when you feel ready, push the light down to your finger tips. apply slight preasure to the spoon and it should bend like limp spaghetti. You might even tie a knot in it. Our whole church can do this and I have taught my 6 yr. old neice to do it so it is very easy.! Remember we are doing this as practice in being co-creators and creating the world we want, we are not "bending " the will of others we are just creating the reality we want of PEACE!
Note from Jean: In another email, Suzy Ward indicated the following about a course she took 13 years ago in which about 30 minutes was devoted to bending spoons: "The way we were instructed was to hold the spoon handle near the bowl with thumb and forefinger, other forefinger on the tip of the bowl; envision a silver cord of energy coming into the head, shooting down the arms through the hands into the spoon; then push down on the bowl. The surge of energy changes the molecular structure of the metal and makes it as flexible as rubber. Most of the group of about 30 did it. Bob did it first time, I took 2 tries, and the woman in front of us twisted her spoon like a pretzel."
From: "Bonnie MANDELL-RICE" <VELSUBUS@prodigy.net>
Subject: Spoonbenders Course - It is about learning Who You Really Are
Date: 10 Jan 2003
I read the recent compilation regarding the "donations" for the Spoonbenders and the concern about of "bending" people's minds using the techniquest James Twyman is making available. I found it very interesting - how this experience we created is raising these issues for us. I think enough was said about the donations issue. I simply would like to let people know that if you go through all of the Spoonbender's material, it is not really about bending people's minds against their will. It is about learning Who You Really Are - One with God/dess - and using the Power of your God/dess Self to "expose" to and amplify in the world the Peace that already (and eternally) exists. The idea of bending spoons was, I suspect, a hook - something to entice people into taking the course. But if you read the material, it is simply a teaching of how to be an Emissary of Light, such as those described in Twyman's book "Emissaries of Light."
Was it "right" for Twyman to use such a hook - or to say the course was "free" and then "require" a donation. I do not know - I am not going to judge it. I am choosing to respond to these knowing that Twyman was well intentioned, he is doing great service to the planet, if he pushed some people's buttons about honesty, forthrightness, money - great! Let's see where those buttons are and de-activate them! So we can respond instead of re-act. We're all creating this together.
Bless James Twyman - and all of us, those of us intending/working for/praying peace, and even those who are acting out the negative as those energies are exposed to the Light. Bless us all. And so it is.
Date: 10 Jan 2003
Subject: Spoonbenders Course/Address
Tens of thousands of people are preparing for the Great Experiment III on February 9 by participating in the Spoonbenders Course. On that day, while I am in Israel with a large group of Lightworkers, we will activate this powerful technology and focus it on manifesting peace in the Middle East and the world. In order to amplify the success of this vigil we hope to have all 100,000 of you focused and ready. That is why I am sending out this latest e-mail.
If you have not registered for the course yet, I am going to give you the web address so you can activate the lessons today. Why am I doing this? Because this event is too important to leave people behind. No issue is more important than peace, especially today, and your energy and prayers are so needed. We have the chance to do something revolutionary on February 9, and you are a part of that. The next vigil will take place a few weeks later when Neale Donald Walsch and I are in Korea. If you have yet to join, this is your invitation.
Simply go to this address:
It will ask you for your e-mail address and name, which we will need in order to alert you about other prayer vigils. It will then lead you to the course, and you can start right away. If you have already added your name to the list, you can access the course directly by going to
It is up to you whether you decide to make a donation to help us continue this work. Please use your own judgment. All I can say is that exchange is so important in realizing and receiving spiritual knowledge. Money is just one form of that exchange. We are in the process of buying a retreat center that will be used to bring in Psychic Children from all over the world to work and play together. It will also be used as a hermitage and study center by all of you. (For those of you who have read "Emissary of Light" we are recreating the Emissary community I encountered in Bosnia, twelve spoked wheel and all.) Any donation you feel led to contribute will go directly to that project.
So many of you have already generously supported this, and we are so grateful. We are nearly at our goal, and have located the property we will use. When I was in the chat room the other day I met a young student that had to scrape to buy her class books, but she felt it was important to help with $25. We have also received checks of $5 from people on fixed incomes who wanted to add their energy. To me these small donations are just as important as others who donate much more. It reminds me of the Biblical story of the woman who gave her last copper coin. Jesus said that her gift was more important than that of the rich person who gave a much large amount. Please add whatever you feel you can. It will go to an important cause.
Here's what I suggest IF YOU FEEL LED. Write a check and then hold it in your hand. Bless that money and SEE how it will help this peace project, and especially the children. Add your energy to it, and we will receive it in love. You can send a check to:
Beloved Community/Spoonbenders Class
48 Morse Ave.
Ashland, Or. 97520
If you do not feel led to assist in this way, please find another way you can help another person. There must be some exchange if you are to truly reap the benefits of this important class. How you do that is between you and the universe. Either way, please choose to participate in the Great Experiment and the Spoonbenders Course. Go to the address provided and begin the course today. Then we'll all gather together on February 9.
NOTE FROM JEAN: I downloaded and read this entire course and consider it well structured and certainly of high interest for those who are attracted to this method of discovering an aspect of the spiritual "powers" inherent to our innate divine nature. It is not necessarily writings of a highly inspirational content but it is an honest effort to provide interested seekers with a means through which they *may* experiment the healing energies we can all radiate when properly attuned to our higher divine Self. Although the growing number of awakening people worldwide who do experience - and can verify for themselves - the profound potency of those energies makes it easier for others to likewise experience them, I'd caution against the notion that it is possible for everyone to fast-track an awakening process that under normal circumstances may take years of disciplined practice and spiritual devotion to reach a level of high efficiency during spiritually-induced global healing and peace-making work. Yet with true dedication and a selfless disposition of mind and heart, miracles are indeed possible as James Twyman posits in his course, which is why it can be an invaluable boost in one's spiritual blossoming to undertake and persevere in this course.
Forwarded by "Bonnie MANDELL-RICE" <VELSUBUS@prodigy.net> on 9 Jan 2003
Global Strategic Alliance for Peace and Human Progress
By Deepak Chopra
I would like to update you on several matters in which both the Chopra Center and Chopra Foundation are engaged. I recently attended a conference on Peace and Human progress, hosted by Nobel Peace Laureate Oscar Arias, and the Senate of Puerto Rico. The conference was attended by several other Nobel Laureates and also representatives from various governments. I had the privilege of giving a keynote speech at this conference and in the final meeting agreed to play the pivotal role in the creation of a global strategic alliance for peace and human progress.
I think it is very important and urgent that we address the moral issues of our time. The moral issues of our time are not the extramarital sexual adventures of our politicians nor the eating disorders and eccentricities of Hollywood celebrities. The important moral issues of our time are war, weapons, violence in all its forms, economic disparities, extreme and abject poverty, ecological devastation, prejudice, racism, and sexism.
Every second somewhere in the world a child dies from hunger or other preventable diseases. Less than 4% of the world's annual military expenditures would cure this situation.
Since the end of World War II, more than 32 million civilians, mostly women, old men and children have perished as a result of hatred and ignorance and the sale of weapons sold by merchants of death and destruction.
By the year 2000, the military expenditures of the world were equivalent to 35% of total yearly income of nearly two billion people. Our hearts seem to be immune to the procession of televised imagery that continuously portrays a strange mixture of fiction, news and advertisement that constantly feed our addictions to adrenaline.
Organized religion has failed to achieve its highest purpose because it has so often fostered divisiveness and xenophobia, at times manipulating people through fear and violence. Unfortunately, our religions are the legacies of our tribal ancestors whose ideologies and conceptual frameworks have generally failed to progress with our understanding of modern cosmology or evolution. Similarly, our current state of evolution demands that we re-examine our notions of nationalism.
Tribalism has taken on the garb of nationalism so that mass murder during wartime is rewarded with medals of honor. Einstein called "nationalism an infantile disease, the measles of humanity." Erich Fromm said, "Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. Patriotism is its cult." These are harsh words but unless we are prepared to honestly look at our outmoded beliefs, our unquestioned ideologies and ourselves, there may be no hope for us.
In regards to the Chopra Foundation, the new strategic plan is rapidly taking place. A number of notable goals and objectives are being considered. For example, the Chopra Foundation is going to take a leading role in the creation of the Global Strategic Alliance for Peace and Human Progress so that we can influence public opinion and ultimately public policy.
We need a critical mass of people that will no longer participate or tolerate a culture of violence that is based on profound indifference to the pain of our fellow beings and lack of respect for life. It took a critical mass of awareness to ban cigarette smoking in public places.
Today the relatives of people who have died from cigarettes are suing tobacco companies. It is quite conceivable that the day may come when the manufacturers of weapons will be held accountable when an innocent child dies at the hands of a gun. Today governments label the deaths of thousands of innocent people as "collateral damage" so that we can numb ourselves to the anguish and images of horror through the use of words.
The only way to create the critical mass of awareness is to create a strategic global alliance of people and organizations that are contributing to growth as well as the betterment of humanity and the environment.
Many Nobel Laureates, representatives of international humanitarian agencies,and influential people from governments around the world have greeted this idea with great enthusiasm. The critical mass would be created through a very concrete engagement of educational institutions, the entertainment industry, news media, and information networks, including the Internet. Some of the best-known representatives in the entertainment industry and international news media have already agreed to participate.
To restate our goal --- we want to create a critical mass of awareness that influences public opinion and policy so that we can take remedial measures and create a new culture where violence, weapons, poverty, ecological and environmental degradation and devastation can be addressed as the major epidemics of our time that need to be addressed with great urgency. In this process it will be important not to think in terms of an "Us versus Them" psychology. There is only one of Us - we are one body in one world. In the tangled hierarchy sinner and saint, divine and diabolical, sacred and profane are different faces of our collective Being. Therefore angry activism driven by rage, however justified it seems, is really not going to work. I believe that the tangled hierarchy wants us to move to the next state of evolution and very strongly desires us to take that quantum leap of creativity.
There are many other exciting things on the horizon. I hope you will participate in some way by becoming a voice in our Foundation. If you wish to participate in any way in this endeavor, please send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> with your ideas and how you would like to participate. The world's consciousness is demanding an authentic spirituality that is based on a scientific understanding of the domain of awareness where we experience our universality.
This is none other than our inner self. It has been waiting patiently, Inviting us to enter the luminous mystery in which all things are created, nurtured, and renewed. When we enter this luminous mystery of existence, we experience great wonder, humility and love.
Where there is wonder humility and love, there is the opportunity for healing.
SEVERAL PEOPLE SENT ME THIS
"Why does America have money to blow up bridges over the Euphrates River in Iraq, but no money to build up bridges over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland?"
- U.S. Representative Dennis J. Kucinich -- Cleveland, Ohio
January 5, 2003
Swearing In for 108th Congress
My fellow Americans, in this ceremony we recognize the power of the people in a democracy to create self-government. For you have truly lifted me, as a lowly servant, up from your midst to serve our nation. You have entrusted in me the duties of national service. You have asked me to stand as a sentinel to safeguard our rights. You have expected me to tell the truth, even if that truth shall disturb established economic, political and social structures. I accept your trust with humility and with resolve. I shall proceed in my duties each day with courage, with unshakeable faith and with love of you, my dear constituents, love of our country, love of freedom and love of our brothers and sisters worldwide.
The America I envision seeks world unity instead of unilateralism. It gains its power through being the first to help, not the first to strike. It extends itself to the peoples of the world to lift their burden. It is an America, which when asked for help, dispenses bread instead of bombs, medical assistance instead of missiles, and food instead of fissile materials. There is a role for America in the world. It is in working with the community of nations to achieve the security of all nations. It is in restoring the promise of the Non Proliferation Treaty to lead the way to get rid of all nuclear weapons. It is in helping to assure international order. It is through strengthening and abiding by international treaties. It is in assuring control and eventual elimination of biological and chemical weapons, and landmines. It is in protecting our global climate by cooperating with the rest of the world in reducing carbon emissions.
America can help protect the world. America can help save the world. But America cannot control the world, nor should we want to do so. Yet our Administration would project American power for the purpose of domination. Their National Security doctrines call for America to strike anywhere it pleases and to be the first to use nuclear weapons.
Our nation is now poised to go to all-out war against Iraq. Iraq has not committed any act of aggression against the United States. Iraq was not responsible for 911. No credible evidence exists linking Iraq to Al Queda's role in 911. Iraq was not responsible for the anthrax attack on our nation. The United Nations has yet to establish that Iraq has usable weapons of mass destruction. There is no intelligence that Iraq has the ability to strike at the United States. According to the CIA, Iraq has no intention to attack America, but will defend itself if attacked.
Why then, is our nation prepared to send three hundred thousand of our young men and women into house to house combat in the streets of Baghdad and Basra? Why is our nation prepared to spend $200 billion or more of our hard-earned tax dollars for the destruction of Iraq?
Why is our nation preparing to use the most powerful military machine in history to wage an assault against the people of Iraq, to destroy their houses and buildings, to wipe out their water and electric systems and to block their access to food and medical supplies?
There is no answer which can separate itself from oil economics, profit requirements of arms trade, or distorted notions of empire-building. War with Iraq is wrong. But if war is prosecuted further in Iraq, we must be prepared to advance the cause of peace in this country. We must be prepared to stand up, to speak out, to organize, to march, to demand an end to the war, or to demand an end to an administration which insists on war. It is urgent we oppose this war. It will dominate our nation's priorities. It will threaten Social Security. It will threaten Medicare. It will block a prescription drug benefit for the elderly. It will stop America from providing jobs for all, health care for all, education for all.
There are some who believe that it is unpatriotic to challenge the Administration on the war. They believe it is politically wiser to debate the economy. But how can one reasonably separate war from the budget, war from the economy, war from America's ability to meet the needs of the people of this nation?
The Administration's own top economic adviser said the war could cost up to $200 billion. Our federal budget is already close to a $200 billion deficit due to huge tax cuts for the wealthy. Remember when we had a budget surplus? Each time the administration talks about war, fear is created and when fear goes up, the market goes down. War will mean a sharp increase in oil prices, which will hurt jobs in manufacturing and transportation. One economic study with a worst-case scenario puts the cost of an all-out war, plus long-term occupation of Iraq at $1.6 trillion.
You cannot separate war from the economy. You cannot separate war from America's future, from its role in the world and its ability to meet the needs of our own people here at home.
We need to ask the questions: Why does America have hundreds of billions to ruin the health and take the lives of innocent people in Iraq but no money to provide health care for all Americans?
Why would America spend hundreds of billions to retire Saddam Hussein, but no money to protect the retirement security of its own people? Why does America have money to blow up bridges over the Euphrates River in Iraq, but no money to build up bridges over the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland? The path America must take is one of peace which leads to prosperity. It is one which understands that creating a structure of peace ensures that economic structures can be sound, affirmative of human needs and restorative of human values.
This is the dream of a Department of Peace which can help America take the first step towards making nonviolence an organizing principle in our society - - making the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a reality - - and working to make war itself a thing of the past. It is this ethic of peace seeking and peace building which will cause us to take down weapons from the heavens and work to create a heaven on earth full of new possibilities.
Peace and prosperity shall be as two pillars in a newly rebuilt America which provides for the economic and social security of its own people as a cause of nationhood and for the economic and social progress of peoples of other lands as a cause of brotherhood.
This confirmation of the purpose of nation was the dream of Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society, and John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier. This shall continue to be our dream in the days ahead, that no matter the darkness, we shall hold up the light of America's higher purpose, which calls to us across the ages from Washington. Jefferson and Adams through Lincoln to the present day.
Our nation has always had a higher calling, despite the darkness of 911 and the official response to it. It is a calling to maintain the quest for democracy, for freedom and liberty at times of peril as well as in times of peace. We can sense that higher calling. That higher calling is our heritage. The words of Francis Scott Key still echo:
"Oh say does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave, o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?" In this he celebrated the link between freedom and bravery: That it takes courage to live in a democracy. It takes courage to stand up to terrorists and maintain basic liberties. It takes courage to lead the way toward global disarmament while some are bent on destruction. It takes patience to face dictators around the world and not be tempted to bomb them into submission. It takes wisdom to have great power and to make gentle its presence in the world.
And it takes compassion to understand the plight of peoples world wide who themselves are trying to survive, to live out their own humble lives despite having conditions which are challenging or governments which are oppressive. My friends. This is still your government. You have a right to have a say in how its destiny is being charted. That right derives from our very Declaration of Independence, which claimed self-governance as a basic right. Government does not just happen in Washington, DC. It is the result of a process that takes place in thousands of cities, villages and townships. It is also a process which also takes place in our hearts, which is brought to life by our love of country, and our love of each other. It is your love which enables me to carry those hopes and dreams forward. And I shall do so courageously in the days ahead. Thank you.
A FOLLOW UP ON THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC - FYI
Date: 12 Jan 2003
From: Amethyst <email@example.com>
Subject: Magnetic Pole Shift
MAGNETIC POLE SHIFT
UK Sunday Times - Environment editor
"The north Pole is on the move. Scientists have found large holes in the Earth's magnetic field, suggesting that the north and south poles are preparing to REVERSE POSITIONS. A period of chaos could be approaching, when compasses no longer point north, migrating animals take the wrong direction and sateliites are burnt up by solar radiation. The holes lie over the South Atlantic and the Arctic. The changes were revealed after detailed data from the Danish Orsted satellite was analysed. Results were compared with data from earlier satellites. The speed of the change has surprised scientists. Nils Olsen, of the Centre for Planetary Science in Denmark, one of several centres analysing the data, said the Earth's core appeared to be undergoing dramatic changes. He added: "This could be the state in which the Earth's geodynamo operates before reversing."
The geodynamo is the way the magnetic field is generated by currents of molten iron flowing around a solid core. Sometimes giant vortices form in the liquid metal and they can change or even reverse the magnetic fields above them. Olsen's team believes vortices have formed beneath the north Pole and south Atlantic. If they become powerful enough they could reverse all the currents, causing the north and south poles to switch places. Dr Andy Jackson, a specialist in geomagnetism at Leeds University UK, said a change was long overdue:"Such flips normally happen every 500,00 years, but it has now been 750,000 years since the last one".
The change could affect both humans and wildlife. The magnetosphere gives vital protection against searing solar radiation that would otherwise sterilise Earth. Although the magnetic field would not disappear altogether, it might weaken while the poles switched, resulting in a surge of radiations that could cause cancers, reduce crops, and confuse migrating animals from whales to pigeons. For scientists the big question is not whether but when the changeover will happen. Some say it could be soon while others say it could be anytime in the next 1,000 years".
From: "Marion Ellis" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Acknowledgment and a contribution
Date: 11 Jan 2003
Firstly - sincerest thanks for the most lucid, thought-provoking global link up. Cannot tell you how much I value receiving your gift.
Secondly - please share with others this compelling, powerful book of exquisite awareness and enormous humanity.
A Language Older than Words, by Derrick Jensen
Published by Souvenir Press, first British edition in 2002. (First published in the USA by Context Books, 368 Broadway, Suite 314, New York, NY 10013)
(He writes for the New York Times magazine, Audubon and The Sun magazine and is the author of Listening to the Land: Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros.)
"If any book can help us break free of this culture of denial, this is it - a book that is simultaneously horrifying and uplifting, terrifying and beautiful. Passages from this book will stay with me forever."
- Frances Moore Lappe author of Diet for a Small Planet
"He tells the story about the hope for regeneration in a landscape of human and natural desolation. ... In lyrical prose Jensen calls for accountability and urges people "to live in dynamic equilibrium with the rest of the world". His book accomplished that rare feat of both breaking and mending the reader's heart."
- Publishers Weekly
"A brilliant and disturbing investigation of human nature that becomes an inspiring guide to self-discovery, personal salvation and the survival of our humanity. It's a wake up call to embrace life, beauty and truth. The wisdom of this book will change you forever."
- Michael Fox
"It is what Franz Kafka said a book should be an axe for the frozen sea within us."
- Daniel Quinn, author of Ishmael and Beyond Civilization
More such reviews at http://www.contextbooks.com/languageolder/reviews.html
See also the author's website at http://www.derrickjensen.org/
For more details and to order this book:
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