September 21, 2004

Heroes of Our Time Series #8: When the People Lead...

Hello everyone

Most of the content of this compilation comes from several long-time subscribers to this Earth Rainbow Network - something that is worth celebrating! I'm always awed by the common wisdom and rich resources of talent and experience available from all of you my friends.

Together we do make a difference!

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

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"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"2004 is a Year of Soul Integration as we Reveal the TRUTH OF BEING, a time when we begin to consciously move into the possibilities and potentials of a soul-directed life. This is the marriage of our humanity with our divinity, a potential that is becoming possible for us as a planet in more powerful ways than we have ever known. This is the time for the sacredness of our authentic individuality to be celebrated!"

- Taken from

Worthy of Your Attention

The Birth Called Death
The remarkable story of one woman's journey to the other side of life - From the age of 7 to the age of 22, Kathie Jordan's deceased brother came to her at nighttime, pulled her from her body, and guided her to Heaven. In these nighttime journeys, she was taught about the purpose of life in the body, the meaning of death, and about the soul's progress in the afterlife. In these moments out of her body, Kathie is taken to higher and higher levels of Heaven, where she meets and learns from spiritual teachers, including Jesus. From birth, Kathie has seen the other side as well as she sees this side. When she speaks to people on the other side she literally sees them, it is not a vision or a dream. Recommended by "Harold W. Becker"> ( who wrote: "After reading your latest compilation (thank you for this service!) I wanted to share an author who came into my reality recently. Rather than an NDE, Kathie Jordan has published her work that is entitled The Birth Called Death (Riverwood Books 2003) where she recounts her journey to the other side as a young girl. She is taken to these realms by her then recently deceased brother and she recounts many of the same experiences of an NDE without the near death aspect. It is an insightful presentation and corresponds to many other accounts you shared. I have been in contact with her husband, Jimmy Jordan and I think you will find this a great resource and complement to the information you shared in TLS #65." See some excerpts from the book at

High-Consciousness interactive Computer Game - Wild Divine
If you are of the mind-set that wished there were computer games that were not just full of violence, killing, and destruction, then I have GOOD NEWS! Finally, there is now a computer game that is positive, beautiful, wonderful, fun, and even enhances your mind/body coordination! The Journey to Wild Divine is a celestial & magical interactive-computer-game controlled by biofeedback from you. In other words, you don't play the game using a mouse or joy-stick. You play the game with your mind - via the biofeedback sensors! This is a supremely uplifting experience!
Much more on this game at (The demo there is especially enthralling, a MUST SEE!) and also at

The Illuminated Chakras - A Visionary Voyage Into Your Inner World
An Audio-Visual Tour of the Chakras - Download and enjoy the 14 Megs preview.

Amazing Microscopic art
These images were obtained in black and white with a scanning or transmission electron microscope and were manipulated and colored with Adobe Photoshop program.

Libra Full Moon Meditation, culminating with the full moon on Tuesday, September 28, at 6:09 am PDT (13:09 UT)


1. A wonderful vision
2. John Joseph Kennedy, write-in candidate for US President
3. Worldwide Meditation next October 31
4. Public Invited to 3rd Annual ‘Green Buildings Open House’ (U.S. only)
5. Association of Truthtalkers News
6. Shedding Light on Light (Darkness in Disguise)
7. The Healing of Beslan
8. Why they kill
9. My power of purpose essay
10. Perendev is Tooling Up for Magnetic Motor Mass Production in Europe
11. Japan's Underwater Ruins
12. The Rules of Being Human


From: "Holly Porter">
Date: 20 Sep 2004

Hi all,

A last minute reminder to all of you about this critical effort tomorrow, Sept. 21. If you are so called, please take a minute - or longer if Creator so moves you - for silence. Please hold in your heart & prayers a message of peace, hope & unity and send it out to the world. For more info, please check the attached website.

Thank you one & all - this is what spiritual family is about!

Love & light!

Holly - Dragonfly

On September 21, the ‘United Nations International Day of Peace’, you are urged to take a minute of silence at 12 noon your local time. Please take this message of peace, hope and unity to heart and do your best to spread it far and wide. For further information please visit


From: "Judy">
Sent: September 15, 2004
Subject: A wonderful vision

Hello Jean,

I for one so appreciate all the compilations that you put together for us. They are amazing!

Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into them.

I won't ramble on but here's a little insight into something that happened last night. At night I usually pray and talk to God and those in the spirit world, then after that I picture Earth as a round ball covered in white, loving light.

As you know, from what Matthew Ward has said, this can touch all souls.

However, last night was a different story and it was beautiful. I was looking up and it was like looking at the sky but instead of seeing blue there was a beautiful white light that was spread far and wide. There were also lots of shimmering coloured lights and they seemed to be dancing for joy. I felt all on Earth was covered by it.

That's the first time I've ever been able to picture Earth like that so something good must be happening!

Take care and have a happy day :)

Love and blessings,


NOTE FROM JEAN: This is included here in case others may have had similar experiences and would like to let Judy know about their own visions.


On 17 Sep 2004 Patty-Lynne Herlevi> wrote this:

Subject: John Joseph Kennedy, write-in candidate for US President

Bonjour Jean,

Have you heard about the write-in candidate for US President, John Joseph Kennedy. He looks promising with a similar platform to Kucinich, but with a more mainstream appeal.

Please check out his web site, and please get the word out so that
US citizens can take advantage of this alternative to the usual
fearful voting routine.



She also recommended this article on him:

“John Joseph Kennedy’s Letter to the Press and the People of America Following the Democratic National Convention”, at

So in my reply to her I wrote (in part):

Thanks Patty for bringing this man's campaign to my attention but he virtually has no chance to ever even break through the mainstream media black out on such a looong shot candidacy.

And then she replied the following:

People such as myself who have been living in poverty without proper healthcare etc... are furious and do not wish to vote for the two viable candidates. There may just be enough fed up people to vote for John Joseph Kennedy if people would just get the word out. He has a similar platform to Kucinich and in a way, Kucinich did the groundwork for this candidate.

When I pulled a Sabian symbol on Kucinich during the Democratic Convention, I pulled a symbol that spoke of one candidate handing the batton off to another--via a relay race. I think JJK is the next runner in the race and why not support someone with a good cause? Why succumb to 3D thinking when one must choose the lesser of two evils?

Where will thinking like that lead the human race? To more of the same, only worse, because Iraq can not wait another four years for a real leader for the US that will end the US occupation. The unemployed people in my country without healthcare can not wait four more years and neither can the environment.

So yes, a write-in candidate is a long shot, but then that is exactly what is being asked of us with this spiritual test. Vote from the heart and wait for a miracle. I know this is true. Have we lost our faith in a higher power or do we believe in a fearful God that no longer grants us miracles?



P.S. For those of you who feel that voting for Kerry is coming from your hearts then go with your feelings. The main thing is that we must go to this election and vote from a heart-centered place. Only then can we lift the vibration on the planet. DO NOT VOTE OUT OF FEAR...


FINAL NOTE FROM JEAN: If anyone wants to add any other comment on Patty's suggestion and reaction, you are most welcomed. With less than 2 months to go before the US elections - hoping it will actually take place with no electronic voting shenanigans and no meddling from the pro-Bush Supreme Court - let's see if there is any chance such a miracle could be worked out... See also Patty's inspiring essay below...


From: "Ron Baker">
Subject: Worldwide Meditation next October 31
Date: 20 Sep 2004


I am wondering if you would please send out an announcement for our next meditation - the 12th in a series since 1997 - and this one is focused on connecting to the Divine Soul Plan in each one of us (the midpoint in the initiation process since 1997 that ends in 2012).
Thanks. I am copying some information about it in this email.


Ron Baker
Children of Light, NYC


Greetings from Children of Light in New York City!

We are happy to announce an exciting opportunity: a worldwide meditation that is coordinated with the next step in a series of planetary initiations and energetic accelerations.

This process of initiations began in 1997. We have now organized ten WorldWide Meditations for these events, joined by millions of you around the world! This particular event will take place on Sunday, October 31 at 6pm GMT (1pm Eastern and 10am Pacific).

The suggested format for this meditation is listed at the bottom of this email...

Many of you have already participated in many of these events. But for those who are new to all of this, we will share a couple of words of introduction. There is much more detail available on our website - (Children of Light).

Our planet is in an evolutionary shift unlike anything we have known. The opportunity for each one of us is tremendous.

What is basically happening is that a series of unprecedented energy accelerations or initiations is literally raising the energy of our planet (scientifically proven in the decrease of our magnetic grids and the rise of the planetary heartbeat). These energies are literally awakening our consciousness to new levels of personal and planetary potential. In the midst of many world challenges, this is an exciting time to be alive!

This particular event brings us to the mid-point of the initiation process (which began in 1997 and culminates in 2012).

This is a very exciting stage, for this is the time when we begin to access the energies of the soul in the heart space for the first time. This will also allow us to tap into the Divine Soul Plan and our divine purpose within it!

The focal point for this particular world event is the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Why?

Each of the past initiations or energetic awakenings has taken place at various power spots around the planet — from Egypt to Tibet to Machu Picchu, Peru. This particular configuration is a return to the gravitational center of the planet (the 2nd chakra) — which is Egypt.

The Great Pyramid was built for many purposes. However, one of the most powerful purposes was as a chamber of initiation. It is a place of zero magnetics (no natural resistance), so any intentions put forth in this place are able to manifest in clear and powerful ways.

By coming together with a common focus, directed at the Great Pyramid, we serve one another to manifest healing on a world scale. Only by participating does each one of us play a vital role in grounding these energies and intentions (wherever you are located in the world).

The good news is that each time we have planned one of these initiation meditations, more and more people have risen to the occasion and joined together. Millions of people coming together has only been possible with your help!

So please take a couple of moments to pass the word to all those who might be interested in joining together for world empowerment. Simply forward this email to friends, family and your mailing lists. The timing is important as people in the US prepare for elections.

Historically people have felt that they don't really make a difference. However, as we join our intentions together, we make a tremendous difference in the collective consciousness!

So spread the word and take part on Sunday, October 31. Make this a time to bring clear focus on creating a world that is concerned for the good of the whole. One for all and all for One!

Thanks for your help!


First, make sure that you are clear about the appropriate time for the meditation - according to your location and time zone. There is a chart at the bottom of this page listing several major cities. If you have any questions about the time for your location, feel free to email us at

If you find that the specific time does not work for you, please take a few moments some time during the day on Sunday, October 31 to add your energies. You do matter!

Once you are clear about the time for your particular time zone, either go through this simple ceremony by yourself or gather together in groups.

If you choose to experience this as a group have people arrive at least fifteen minutes before the "official hour." We suggest that you announce an early time for the meditation, so that you can insure you are all in place for the reading of the Invocations at the top of the hour. In creates a very powerful moment to have millions of people saying the same words with a similar focus at the same moment!

We also suggest that you have people prepare their own vision for personal and planetary healing before coming together. This allows individuals to get really clear, able to focus their energies in a very clear way. Many people have found this to be powerful and healing. If you so choose, you can even share your visions with one another at some point during the experience.

Once you are all in place (prior to the appointed hour for the reading of the invocations), take time to join the group energy. Of course this can be done any way you choose, but we suggest some version of the following:

1. Join hands, close your eyes and breathe deeply. Then imagine energy building in the area of your solar plexus. Breathe deeply in the nose and out the mouth. Next imagine building energy in your hearts. Once that is done, imagine joining the two energy centers together through a bridge of light.

2. Once that is done in each individual, have each person imagine sending a beam of their heart energy to the person sitting to their right, while opening to receive the beam that is being sent to them from the left. This works particularly well if you are in a circle configuration. Once this is complete, imagine sending your group energy out into the world in every direction to connect with and awaken others in healing

Then take whatever time remains before the reading to be still as a group. Focus on your own healing visions.

3. Just before the appointed time (6pm GMT, 1 pm Eastern Time), imagine the planet Earth in the center of the room. See her open to the experience of complete balance, peace, harmony and unity. Have everyone send heart energy to the Earth, filling it with healing light and joining us all as One.

Then imagine connecting with us in Egypt — specifically to the Great Pyramid.

4. At your appointed time read the following two invocations OUT LOUD as a group. Actually imagine the words penetrating the planet to create further healing!

Those of you who have participated in the past World Wide Meditations will recognize these invocations as the same we have used each time. The reason is that they create a balance of male and female energies. The first invocation is focused on the male (Spirit) and the second is focused on the female (Soul).

We urge you to be creative in how you use them. However, it is suggested that you affirm them out loud as a group at the specific moment for your time zone.

The power of the spoken word sets our intentions into motion in a most powerful way.


From the point of Light within the Mind of God, let Light stream forth into our minds.

Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God, let Love stream forth into our hearts.

May Christ/Soul Consciousness return to Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known, let Purpose guide the wills of mankind.

The Purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the Race of Mankind, let the Plan of Love and Light work out.

And may it seal the door where Evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.


We are a Communion of Souls. For we are each a soul, a mind, a consciousness, a body of glowing incandescent Light. We are both male and female, whole and complete within ourselves, yet joined in the most deeply intimate communion with every other soul in the Cosmos.

The One Soul is perfect and we play a part in that ongoing process of perfection.

The One Soul appeared to become the many and is now becoming the One again, just as we are becoming at one again.

We are just where we need to be. We have just what we need to have to take the next step on our Path. And life is constantly providing us with opportunities along the Way. There is only what there is, beyond good and bad. Bad is simply our name for those experiences whose part in our growth we are not yet able to understand or accept. It is all part of a perfectly unfolding Plan and we are partners in that unfolding. Here and now we commit to celebrating our Paths of unfolding love.

Just as there is the One Soul, so there is the one sound. The Song of Songs, the Sound of the Soul is "Aum."

("Aum" - chanted three times)

May we all know the Love that passeth all understanding.

5. Then imagine opening to the energies of your souls speaking to you — and ask that over time that you are guided clearly and gently into a deeper awareness of your place in world service, your place in the Divine Plan. Then be willing to act in love in the weeks and months that follow as your heart stretches you to new, empowered places.

Energy follows intention, so don't worry about logic. Just imagine these things and allow the energy to create the experience.

6. At the end of this section, sit in silence for a moment — imagining people around the world doing the same thing. We then suggest you either read aloud your personal intentions of healing out loud, both your vision for your own life and for the planet as a whole or simply ask people to be spontaneous and share their blessings for the planet out loud. Take time to affirm one another as each individual finishes - with a group chant of "So be it!"

Most important is an encouragement to BE CREATIVE AND HAVE FUN!

Please make sure that you have double-checked on the appropriate time for your location and time zone. We have listed a number of major cities below to give you an idea.


If you do not find your city and do not know how to figure it with the closest city listed, you can check your specific city at the following web site:

Cairo, Egypt — 8 pm
Hamburg, Madrid, Paris, Rome — 7 pm
London, England - 6 pm
Sao Paolo, Brazil - 3 pm
New York — 1 pm
Mexico City- 12 noon
Los Angeles — 10 am
Honolulu, Hawaii — 7 am

We suggest for those in the far east to do the meditation as late in the evening as possible on Sunday night before bed.

Otherwise the official time for Sydney, Australia — 5 am (Sunday night/Monday morning - due to position on the globe) and Tokyo, Japan — 3 am (Sunday night/Monday morning)

We thank you for joining with us in this opportunity to make a real difference.

It is a chance to practice THE POWER OF ONE!


Ron Baker

As always, there will be a follow-up on our web site that allow you to share through pictures and descriptions the temples and sites of Egypt. We do this so that you have a chance to participate and experience all of this more fully. For any of the past journeys, go to


From: "Paul Nelson">
Subject: Public Invited to 3rd Annual ‘Green Buildings Open House’ (U.S. only)
Date: 17 Sep 2004

Any help you can give distributing information related to this important event would be greatly appreciated.

For the Earth...


Media contact: Paul Nelson, 603-654-5944,

Program contact: Anissa Sanborn 413-774-6051x30,

Public Invited to 3rd Annual ‘Green Buildings Open House’

Learn about the latest innovations and benefits of solar, wind, and energy efficient technologies being used in “green” buildings throughout the Northeast.

GREENFIELD, MA, September 17, 2004 — On Saturday, October 2, from 10AM to 4PM, over 350 “green” homes, office buildings, schools, and wind farms from Maine to Washington, DC will be open to the public. The third annual Green Buildings Open House, organized by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), is free in most locations and no reservations are required. Visitors can qualify to win door prizes from Zoar Outdoors, Eastern Mountain Sports, and Maple Hill Farm B&B. For a complete listing of Open House sites, sponsors, directions, and more, visit or call 413-774-6051.

The Green Buildings Open House offers a unique opportunity to learn first-hand how people are reducing their energy bills while helping to keep our waterways clean, the air fresh, and the sky blue. Homeowners, architects, builders, or real estate professionals will be on-hand to welcome visitors, explain the current technology and latest innovations, and discuss the specific benefits of ‘building green’.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to actually visit those homes, offices, and public spaces where the latest energy efficient equipment, renewable energy systems, and recycled and non-toxic building materials are already in use,” notes Doug Reid, Executive Director of NESEA. “The Open House is also a great way to meet those green pioneers who have made a commitment to bring their vision of sustainability to life, right in our communities.”

One of these pioneers is Steven Strong, solar energy expert, author, and world-renowned architect recognized for his design of environmentally responsive buildings and use of renewable energy systems. Mr. Strong, named a "Hero of the Planet" by Time Magazine, has served as an advisor on energy and environmental issues to numerous governors, senators, and presidential candidates.

“The Green Buildings Open House is an ideal way to see those exemplary buildings that are using ‘off-the-shelf’ technology,” says Mr. Strong. “These technologies make it possible to design and construct buildings that produce their own thermal and electrical energy on-site from renewable resources, while significantly reducing fuel use and pollution.”

NESEA is an educational and advocacy organization that promotes the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency by producing major sustainable energy events that inspire and motivate people to get involved. Hundreds of volunteers and numerous sponsors work with NESEA to make the Green Buildings Open House possible. (The Open House is held in collaboration with the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour.) The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Renewable Energy Trust is a major sponsor of the Open House in Massachusetts.

Editor: Interviews with Steven Strong, Doug Reid, and a select group of homeowners are available, either prior to the event or on the day of the event. Contact: Paul Nelson, 603-654-5944



Date: 15 Sep 2004
From: "Steve">
Subject: Association of Truthtalkers News

Hi Jean,

Celest and I were talking and thought you might be interested in contributing an article to the new child we are birthing. It is called "Association of Truthtalkers News". It will be an online magazine with multitudes of various writers. We are trying to band together people of like mind and like you, remove some of the myths that are floating around, helping others to evolve spiritually, before "The Shift Hits The Fan".

Some of the topics we will have are, but not limited to:

Interviews of a Lifetime
Spirit World and Star Keepers
Ancient Voices
Other Realms
Native Peoples
New World Order
True Life Experiences
Notable Quotes

Spirit has us on an accelerated pace with this project, the first issue is scheduled for the end of the month and we are asking for articles by the 28th. It could be something you have done in the past or something new, whatever you are inspired to do. There is no length limit, we have no intention of stopping the creative process. Celest's latest Blue Star transmissions are definitely raising some interest, as they always do. If you would like to contribute or help in any way it would be appreciated. As always, you are doing a great job with your newsletters and we know the effort and dedication it takes. It is appreciated.

Keep in touch,

Steve and Celest
Presents "When the Shift Hits the Fan" Seminars for Truth
On the Trail of the Illuminati
New Online Magazine


Dear Steve and Celest

Thanks for your kind offer. I would be very tempted to write up something for you but as usual my time is somewhat limited. However I've got past writings who could be interesting to you.

I suggest you give a look at and pick one that feels right to you. "Pathways to Unity" would be my preferred one

Please also let me know when your e-magazine will be online so I may recommend it in a compilation. Include some intro info as well if possible so I may include it too. If you'd like me to include also a mention right away in a compilation that you are looking for material let me know.


"The Association of Truthtalkers News" intent is to encourage people to wield the sword of truth and discernment," most especially when reading/hearing about world events, esoteric meanings of life and the political machinations ongoing on this planet. We want the association writers to help show that there are many diverse meanings of life. People cannot continue to go through life in robotic fashions, not realizing they are being used and abused simply because of their misconceptions/ignorance of what goes on behind the scenes. The masses tend to place many celebrities on pedestals, not realizing that those people actually know less than they themselves about the realities unfolding under their very noses. We want to teach people how to stop looking for "the meaning of life" and instead understand that "life has meaning."

The writers we are in search of are men and women who are choosing to write because of their own personal quest for continuous knowledge, in order that they may also teach others by example.

The one thing we have always found that rings true, The truth is always stranger than fiction.



From: "Sue Denniston">
Subject: Shedding Light on Light (Darkness in Disguise)
Date: 20 Sep 2004

Hi Jean!

I am fairly new to your list, but have received your information for a long time. Out of concern for friends and fellow Light Workers, I would like you to post this information. 

Subject: Shedding Light on Light (Darkness in Disguise)

I recently told a friend I received information that the “behind the scenes” organizations promising to fund philanthropic projects are actually a part of the illuminati (i.e.groups serving themselves with hidden agendas). There are many individuals that have designed wonderful, heart-felt projects and have been strung along for years by anonymous organizations promising to give them major funds.

Just this past week, one of these “funding” organizations showed its true colors. The documents revealed that what was a grant is now a loan and that they want to own almost half of the projects much less own all the proprietary information. Because of this, I feel that this organization, backed by a prominent Biotech group, clearly has intentions of taking the rights to the projects research for their profit and exploitation. 

What makes this worse is it is being done to unsuspecting and good-natured people who want nothing more than to create wonderful changes for our planet. They have been taken advantage of, especially when considering that most had little money to begin with and were deliberately strung along to the point where now they have nothing. This is a ploy used for control; to get someone to a point so they will accept whatever terms are being offered.

Also, a recent channeled message from St. Germain that was posted on your network hints at this very problem. Thank you for being timely! This leads me to suggest what needs to be done. Above all, we need to work together instead of working in isolated pockets; start communicating! If this is happening to you or if you have questions about what your work or project documents entail, you need to be seeking the advice of an attorney. If you can't afford an attorney, at least contact a friend that is removed from the situation who can give you objective advice. As well, listen to your inner voice, your higher self, and other additional such resouces. You can also contact me and I will see that some friends who are experts in contracts will review any documents sent to you and provide sound advice.  

Finally, don’t give up hope.  Don't lose sight of your vision. Go after other money in the form of sponsors or loans from legitimate sources. Together we can make this work in a positive creative manner for all!

Take care.

Love ++

Sue Denniston


From: "Tony Budell">
Subject: The Healing of Beslan
Date: 17 Sep 2004

The Healing of Beslan

By Brother Anthony

More than 200 people, including many children, were reported dead last night after the Russian school siege ended in slaughter. In scenes of unimaginable horror, terrorists deliberately shot youngsters in the back as they fled naked and screaming. Others were killed inside the school gym – where up to 1,500 hostages were being held – when a woman suicide bomber blew herself up in there midst.

Frantic parents who had been praying for a peaceful end to the two-day siege by Chechen independence fanatics in Beslan, in the southern Russian province of North Ossetia, were horror-stricken as they realised it had turned into a massacre. And the world was stunned by the sickening new dimension of barbarity that saw children slaughtered for a political cause.


We read words like these in our newspapers and we were horrified. We heard the words on our radios and our ears had difficulty believing what they were hearing. We saw the appalling pictures on our TV screens and our hearts wept at the scenes being portrayed in front of our eyes. The unimaginable horror that descended upon the innocent children of Beslan, was something that we found impossible to comprehend. Man fights man and soldier fights soldier, but this was something that was far beyond anything that we could ever begin to understand.

Children fleeing for there lives were shot in the back as they ran, one boy shot forty-one times, and these horrors were instilled upon them for a ‘political cause.’ Children, almost naked, fell into the waiting arms of ill prepared soldiers, grabbing at bottles filled with water, trying to quench two days of thirst. 

Dearest children of Beslan, those of you died and those of you who were spared, we are truly and deeply sorry. We reached out to you with outstretched arms, but sadly the distance between us was too great and our reach, woefully short. But where we failed with our outstretched arms, we hopefully succeeded with our love and our compassion for all you dear children. Your tears flowed down our cheeks. Your pain was felt in our hearts. Your sorrow leaving us feeling bewildered at the brutality inflicted upon you. Your fear was our fear and we prayed for you, the living and the dead.

Those of us with loving hearts longed to hold your weeping mothers in our embrace, sharing the pain and wiping away the tears of grief from their eyes. Maybe we would not understand the language that they spoke, neither they ours, but that would matter not, for our compassion would need no spoken words. We yearned to support your parents as they visited the hospitals and medical centres, hoping and praying that you were among the living and not among the dead.

We wanted to stand with your mothers, giving them our loving support as they lifted the black plastic sheets covering your charred bodies, burnt beyond recognition. We wanted to be with them when they found something they recognised as belonging to you, their sons and daughters, giving them our shoulders to weep against, our embrace to cling to when they knew for certain that you were dead. As they stood at the newly dug graves, we wanted to stand beside them, comforting them and showing them that we cared, showing them that they were not alone in their grief for you.

Dearest children of Beslan, we are truly deeply sorry for what we are doing to this world. Two world wars and conflicts raging in countries ever since have proved that we have learnt nothing. We have not embraced compassion, understood tolerance, welcomed friendship from our neighbours or learnt to love our enemies. We are all guilty for what has happened to you, inasmuch as we have not learnt, and therefore not taught our children about love and compassion for others. Children grow to manhood with the teaching of there elders ringing in their ears, being taught to hate their neighbours and despise this religion or that religion. Throughout the world, we continue to use violence as a means to an end and as long as we continue doing so, peace will never reign supreme.

Dearest children of Beslan, those of you whose lives were spared, please do not grow into manhood hating the Chechen’s, for the terrorists are but a tiny majority. Most of the Chechnyian people are just like you, warm and friendly people, who want nothing more than to raise there children and live peaceful lives. Let not hatred grow in your hearts, but allow compassion and tolerance to expand into friendship and forgiveness of others.

Those of you who perished are now in the loving embrace of a Heavenly Father and although you have gone from us, we will never forget how each and every one of you, touched our hearts.

May God Bless you.  


The Native American prayer for peace.

Therefore, give us the wisdom to teach our children to love, to respect, and to be kind to one another so they may grow with peace in mind.

The Christian prayer for peace.

Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. Blessed be the peacemakers for they shall be called, the children of God.



Date: 17 Sep 2004
From: Palden>
Subject: Why they kill

I wrote this for people at the Institute for World Peacework (IGF) at Tamera in Portugal, and it might interest some of you, if you're interested in Chechnya. There's also something underneath which was sent out by IGF.

- Palden


The origins of the Chechens are not clear, but there's a good chance at least some of them are descended from Jews, from the time of the dispersion by Nebuchadnezzar.

For at least the last thousand years, Chechens have had many similarities to the Sicilians - a clannish, vendetta-based society which has long been involved in smuggling and crime - the Pankisi Gorge, now in north Georgia, has always been crucial to this trade. Though, clearly, 'crime' is defined by the laws of states and empires. The Chechens have for a long time lived on the edge of many big empires - Greece, Rome, Persia, the Baghdad Caliphate, Byzantium, the Mongol and Ottoman empires - and Russia. Hence the smuggling! It's an ancient tradition, partly fuelled by rivalry between Chechen families. Chechnya, in itself, is not a prosperous place, because of climate, mountains and lack of valuable resources, so the criminality has been a way of increasing the wealth of the Chechens.

When the Russians arrived in the area in the 1600s, the Chechens and other Caucasian mountain folk resisted, but by the 1800s, the Russians took the Caucasus, after bloody battles with the Chechens. In the Soviet period it was no better. The Soviets re-took Chechnya in the early 1920s, after the revolution, and Stalin deported most Chechens to Siberia in the later 1930s. The Russian relationship with Chechens has always been forceful, violent and statist, and the Chechen relationship with them has always been rebellious, cheeky and something to do with smuggling.

In the late Soviet period, the 1970s-80s, as USSR became increasingly corrupt and inefficient, the Chechens engaged more and more in smuggling and fixing. They fixed anything. They led the drugs-and-weapons trade with Afghanistan, also being involved with supplying the Lebanese civil war and other conflicts. They worked partially with American secret ops during the Afghan war - hence a connection with Osama bin Laden. When the Soviets and then the Americans left Afghanistan, and the Afghan warlords then fought each other, the Chechens made even more money, exchanging drugs for guns and profiting from both.  

And here comes the big fact that no one talks about: by 1990 the Chechen crime gangs were the largest in the world, with wealth that was larger than the Columbian drug barons, the Mafia, the Russian mafia, the Golden Triangle lords and all big organised crime gangs put together. They were also willing to smuggle nuclear materials, art, rare species and all manner of other goods that other gangs tended not to touch. The Chechens played a part in the Iran-Contra operation, as high-level fixers.

Organised crime is secretly important to the world capitalist system because it creates large pools of unaccounted funds, particularly in offshore banks and the background world economy (primary markets, and so on). This is useful to corporations, arms dealers and government black-ops organisations, as a way of drawing on very large funds temporarily without having to make official paperwork. It's a massive slush fund. In return, crime gangs gain protection from high up. But the system works only as long as crime gangs are stopped from getting too dominant. This was why the Americans started reducing but not eliminating the Columbian drug barons in the 1980s - to cut them back to size.

By 1993 the Chechens were in a position to upset the international financial system - their money-funds were so very large. This was not dissimilar to Saddam Hussein's situation in 1991: by invading Kuwait and threatening Saudi Arabia, he could control over 25% of the world's oil and therefore affect the world economy. That's why USA didn't invade Baghdad - they needed just to cut him down. So, the West needed the Chechens to be cut down to size too, and they secretly leaned on Yeltsin to do something. He needed their money and favour, and had little option. But it suited Yeltsin too, because the Chechens were competing with the Russian/Moscow mafia, and they were then in danger of gaining control of the Russian crime scene, and therefore threatened the government and economy. These were in the days when there were lots of murders in Moscow in the earlier 1990s, arising from this competition. There was also a major oil pipeline from the Caspian to the Black Sea, passing through Chechnya, which was valuable to Russia.

I first heard about the wealth of the Chechens on a BBC programme called 'From Our Own Correspondent', in about 1997. This information was secret, and the programme aired once and was squelched. Nothing about this has been mentioned in the media since. I did some further research and found it to be correct. But still, very few people know about it.

Chechnya had always been a problem for Russia, and with the independence of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and the other former USSR states, Chechnya became a Russian border state - ideal, again, for crime and smuggling, and an irritant to Moscow. Geo-strategically, it makes sense for Russia to keep control of the Caucasus, which otherwise could become a Muslim border stronghold. Yet, paradoxically, they have made it a Muslim stronghold and stoked the fires of terrorism by repressing the Caucasians.

So the West prompted Yeltsin to go to war. This is why the West has been very quiet about complaining about Chechnya, and even now just mutters impotently about human rights, as a PR device. As a criminal gang, the Chechens are now disabled - and, meanwhile, the Chinese Triads have grown stronger, the Columbians weaker, and a new global balance has developed, which the banks and economists favour. USA and UK have given asylum to key Chechens because they owe a few favours from the past.

And that's the beginning of the current conflict in Chechnya, which has become conflated with Islamic fundamentalism, even though the Chechens weren't greatly Muslim. They have always had their own ways of doing things, and Persians, Turks and Arabs have often distrusted them too, as well as Russians. By nature, Chechens are an independent mountain-and-valley people who just want everyone else to keep out.


Why they kill

Extract from an article about the Chechen terrorism by Mainat Abdulajewa for the Newspaper "Nowaja Gaseta".

Some days ago the news service "Friedensinfo" (Peace Info) forwarded an article about the Chechen suicide killers in the school of Beslan. The background information in this article about the motives of the terrorists are so important that we want to contribute to making this text known. Hereafter an extract:

"Ajsa Gasujewa, twenty-two years old, from Urus-Martan in Chechnya was the first Chechen suicide killer in 2000. What had led the beautiful woman with green eyes into the military headquarters of Urus-Martan with an explosive belt around her body was the loss of sixteen of her closest relatives, killed by Russian militaries within barely a year since the beginning of the war among them her husband, two brothers, one sister, several cousins and nephews. Ajsa's husband who belonged to the rebels had been wounded and held captive; the same day the General Gadschijew, the military commander of Urus-Martan, visited him in the Regional Hospital. He had no questions to the patient, he stepped forward to him and drilled the bayonet into his chest. (...) Thereafter Ajsa had managed twice to speak to him and ask for the release of the bodies of her husband and her brother but Gadschijew wouldn't give in. During her last visit he promised her, in front of witnesses, to bury her alive if she was to dare again to appear in front of him. Thereafter, the woman left her home and wasn't seen for two weeks until she showed up on the morning of the 10th June 2000 in front of the headquarters gateway."

The complete article can be found at:

We kindly ask you to hear the voice of this young journalist from Grosny. We cannot close our eyes before the backgrounds of this horrible war which spreads worldwide. It must be clear to us that also our leading politicians say "Yes" to the policy that Putin makes. When we fight against the terror we should know about the backgrounds in which this terror is rooted.

Institut für Globale Friedensarbeit (IGF)
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Date: 20 Sep 2004
From: Patty-Lynne Herlevi>
Subject: My power of purpose essay

Somewhere, Under the Rainbow

I've known all my life that we are on this planet for a purpose. I always believe that, still it didn't prevent me from squandering away my early adult years on frivolous pursuits. At that time, I wasted my talents seeking a record label that would sign me and lead me to worldwide acclaim. Today, after suffering a long illness that brought me closer to my true destiny, I realize that my talents must be used for the highest good. This isn't a superficial concept that I borrowed from a self help book, but something that I truly believe based on my own life experiences and observations.

Over the past ten years I have spent many hours alone contemplating my time on this planet. I conversed with my Spirit Guides asking them to point me in the right direction. I asked for a vision of how I can be of assistance on the planet. The vision did not appear right away, but I kept encountering stories about indigenous people and their ties with a planet that was suffering from the weight of dominant cultures bent on profiting from the earth. At first, through my tearful eyes I only saw the inhumanity of genocide, greed and catastrophe. I saw the proverbial numbers written on the wall and I knew that if humanity stayed the course of destruction that this beautiful planet and its myriad of beings would perish. I was encouraged to heal this situation.

At the same time I was exposed to organic farming methods, organizations empowering indigenous people through cultural exchange and sustainable lifestyle practices. I picked up books on the subject, read magazine articles on sustainable construction and renewable energy sources. I was empowered by the words of the great thinkers of our time, including Wendell Berry, Paul Hawkins, Marianne Williamson and others who could marry intelligence with compassion. I came to realize that art, science and spirituality must fuse and become part of our daily lives. If God is in everything then so is consciousness. I also was searching for a way to combine shamanism, music of indigenous cultures with sustainable practices that would be enhanced by an intentional community that is also integrated in the larger community.

Every journey begins with the first step. For me that first step came when I met a Frenchman at WOMAD. I knew that I needed to attend that festival, but I wasn't sure why I needed to attend. I was still thinking in the old pre-911 mode and I mistook the opportunity as a means to further my journalistic pursuits. To make a long story short, I didn't see the significance of meeting the Frenchman at that time. However, he felt an unexplainable connection and contacted me on January 1, 2002. Over the course of six months we corresponded and what I learned was that we couldn't live a life of self interests any longer and the greed on the planet was practically killing us, emotionally. He saw the plight of the nomadic Tuareg people, but also relished the cultures beautiful music. And over on the North American continent, I was discovering the sheer beauty of Native American spirituality and music.

The more I got to know the Frenchman, I felt something dying inside me. I began noticing the shallowness of my life. At the time I was reviewing films, most of which I didn't even enjoy. I noticed that other people were leaving their unfulfilling jobs, so I eventually did the same. In the meantime, the Frenchman became a dear friend and we spent a few days on Salt Spring Island in Canada. I found the island to be a perfect retreat, but more than that, I found the community mostly made up of artists and organic farmers as an antidote to my empty urban life. My thoughts turned to homesteading, to growing one's own food and living near the enchantment of nature every day. After we headed back to Seattle, my friend returned to France and to his old life. I knew I couldn't return to my old life because it had been permanently altered.

I began praying again to the spirits to point me in the right direction. I wanted to experience a grand vision. I thought of the saints and their faithful visions, hoping that mine would not end in a horrific death. Deep in my heart, I longed to be indigenous and a few months later, I was visited by a Sami spirit ancestor. I was shown the plight of the Sami people. Then over the next month or so, I would ask questions and receive answers. One day I asked, "do the Sami people have their own music?" I received a book of world music in the mail and turned to a section on Sami chants. So then I asked, "well, what do yoiks sound like?" That answer came in the form of an e-mail promoting a Scandinavian music compilation, (track 11 was a Sami yoik). And I'll never forget the magic of my first yoik experience. I felt my genes come alive and I knew that I needed to return to my Sami roots, but also to connect with other indigenous musicians. Since I had learned I was indigenous it became easier to connect with other indigenous people.

Since that time, I learned that the Sami musicians of the Arctic Circle performed chants and drumming that echoed that of the Navajo Nation in the American Southwest. Having researched various indigenous cultures from around the world, I kept seeing similarities between cultures. Once again, I began considering all of these indigenous peoples as well as, sustainable lifestyles and intentional communities. Then on January 1, 2003, I experienced my grand vision. It involved a music cooperative that would be built on farmland located on Salt Spring Island, off the west coast of Canada. As you can imagine, this vision delighted me.

My focus was not on religion, economics or politics, but on music and the exchange of culture. The music coop vision began as an idea of inviting Sami and Navajo musicians to come together and share their similar music in a natural setting. Then the vision grew to include indigenous musicians from North America, Africa, Asia, Latin America and other places from around the globe. Imagine the cacophony of drums and chants ringing out and sending positive vibrations around the world. Imagine people of different races and spiritual practices coming together to share their music and empower each other, for united they stand. United we stand.

I spent several months figuring out ways to connect with indigenous musicians. I attended a Sami symposium, reviewed indigenous music from around the world as well as, researching intentional communities, sustainable lifestyles and cross cultural exchange programs. I visited Findhorn's web site and contacted cultural organizations, spiritual communities and built an online community through my world music web site. Despite my effort, I didn't receive the information I was seeking, and to this day, I still have not found any brave souls to join me on this venture and yet, the vision remains intact. Perhaps it is my own resolve that is being tested.

The vision includes an old barn being converted into a recording studio, an internship program for indigenous youth to learn music production skills, spiritual workshops as well as, music workshops taught by the indigenous musicians. We would promote local concerts and start a record label, but mainly the music cooperative would be set up for indigenous musicians from varying cultures to share music. Perhaps to create new music through this exchange, record the music and sell CDs through a distributor. In conjunction with the music cooperative, an organic farming cooperative would be created. This cooperative would also host an internship program for indigenous youth wishing to learn about sustainable farming practices as well as, a barter program with other local farms and to provide food for musical guests and cooperative members.

I have read in countless articles that eating food fresh from the garden gives us the most nutrients and if perform music around the plants, we will receive beneficial energies from that as well. This too will be a component of the two cooperatives which combines science, spirituality and music.

I take the vision a step further by incorporating solar or wind generated power, cottages constructed from earth-friendly materials and the creation of an intentional community focused on preserving the earth's resources and varying indigenous traditions. This vision reminds me of the 10 of Cups in the Rider Waite Tarot deck in which a rainbow hovers over a farm where people are celebrating their good fortune. Thus I came up with the name, the Rainbow Music Cooperative. And similar to the rainbow, this cooperative honors people of all colors. It's also a concept that I have borrowed from the Lakota Sioux who believe that one day all the races will unite and as a rainbow each color adds integrity to the whole.

I often wonder what would have happened if the European immigrants that settled in North America had exchanged ideas with indigenous people instead of conquering the land in the name of progress. Perhaps if the Europeans had opened their hearts to Native American spiritual practices, instead of clinging to their own beliefs, they would have valued the earth's natural resources and chosen to preserve them. Perhaps they wouldn't have seen the forests as a cash crop and they would have seen the wisdom found in all creatures. Then I guess a music cooperative focused on preserving indigenous cultures would have less impact on our lives, mainly because there would be no need for one.

However, many people such as myself are experiencing visions of a better world and are seeing the steps on how to manifest this world. Visions might become common place, but answering the vision will take the bravest of souls. It's one thing to say I have a vision and another thing, to put that vision out into the world and stand behind it 100 percent. As long as fear exist on the planet, people will not follow through on their visions. They will recall what happened to the prophets and visionaries of other times, they might remember the bullet that killed Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., much closer to our time and our hearts. And yet, one must be willing to live or die for a better world. One must make the sacrifices needed to further peace on the planet. We must be willing to take the first steps towards change instead of passing the buck.

Death is only death. It is the passing from one realm into another. Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.'s words are still here to inspire us to further their visions or to forge our own path. In the end, we will all leave this planet at some point. The question I ask myself, do I wish to be remembered as someone that sat on a couch all day absorbing other people's ideas via a TV screen or do I want to be remembered for my compassion? Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, Francis of Assisi, Joan of Arc, etc. died as great people and they are remembered for their deeds. We can die of a heart attack after living an unfulfilling life or we can die with our hearts filled with love and gratitude.

I choose to manifest the vision of the music and farm cooperatives and I see smiles rippling across the most beautiful faces that to me represent the rainbow. I hear soulful music that reaches beyond the places where our star elders and ancestors reside. In a nutshell, I can say this is the purpose of my life on this planet. Everything I do now, including writing screenplays to earn money or researching natural food companies that donate to non-profits are geared towards manifesting the two sustainable cooperatives. It's not a matter of how this will happen, but a matter of when it will manifest and for that, I surrender the vision to The Creator. After all it is The Creator that sent me this vision and gave me a purpose to fulfill. It's The Creator that has given me the skills necessary to join with others and make the vision a reality.

Patty-Lynne Herlevi


From: "Steve Lawrie">
Subject: Jean, take a look at this free energy link!
Date: 15 Sep 2004

Dear Jean,

I've been keeping an eye on the "nuts and bolts" free energy scene for a few years and this, if it is true, is currently the item that has advanced the furthest towards actually appearing in the shops!!


Perendev is Tooling Up for Magnetic Motor Mass Production in Europe

All-magnet motor poised to be first to reach market. German manufacturer licensed to manufacture 20 kw unit for Europe and Russia. Estimated cost for first units: $8500 Euros.

by Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News


For centuries, inventors have been claiming to come up with magnetic motor designs that use nothing more than the power of permanent magnets for the motive force; and for the same amount of time, mainstream science has responded that this is impossible. "It has been proven mathematically that no combination of permanent magnets in any arrangement will generate power." [1]

History tells us that what has been proven in many people's back yards and garages does not always coincide with mathematics of the day.
2.5 Mb wmv; 3.5 minutes


Refusing to be daunted by what he considers to be petty dogmas of academic science, inventor Michael J. Brady of Johannesburg not only claims to have produced such a device, but reports that his company, Perendev Power Developments Pty (Ltd) is now in process of manufacturing it on a large scale for markets in Europe, Russia, and Australia.

Perendev's new website was published recently at with the assertion that they have achieved the milestone of producing "the world's first fuelless magnetic engine."

Other inventors who claim to have built working all-magnetic motors would take exception to the Perendev claim to being the first, as stated on the site. Brady mentioned that he had noticed some inaccuracies on the wording on the site and that he would be addressing them.

What is yet to be attained by anyone is a market-ready device. If Perendev continues on the track claimed on its site, it could achieve that distinction, and set the hitherto balking scientists community into motion to come up with theories of why it works.

Brady estimates that the first units will sell for around $8500 Euros, but that the price will decrease as volume sales increase.

The site features video footage of an earlier prototype running as well as computer simulations of the newer designs. The prototype video is not skeptic proof, as it does not do a walk-around during acceleration. Brady has been promising another video that would do a walk around before, during, and after motor engagement and acceleration followed by disengagement and deceleration.

A page about the motor says that the motor works "by focusing the magnetic field, the angles of the magnets and a special method of shielding." Also, "the motor does not require external power to start up." Brady reports that tests run have shown no diminution of magnet strength over period of motor operation, which was two months in one instance.

As the stators become engaged, the three rotors with off-set magnet alignment begin to spin. The speed is controlled by a governor. Without the speed control, the device would accelerate to destruction.

Brady also states that a 4 megawatt unit is plausible with this design, and has been rendered in conceptual blue print form.

A German company has licensed the manufacturing and marketing rights for all of Europe and Russia, excluding the U.K., and is in process of tooling up to begin mass production. Two other groups are in process of negotiating licensing terms with from Perendev. One is in the U.K., for rights to manufacture and market in the U.K., and the other is in Australia, for rights down under.

Brady brought a prototype to the Germans in mid March, and said they have been testing it since that time. The prototype has been undergoing testing by TÜV, a German consumer quality control agency.

The name of the German company will be revealed when they have finished tooling up and are ready to begin production, which Brady estimates will take place in a month or two. He said that these units will be consumer ready for application in home use, pending the stamp of approval from TUFF. Brady also plans to allow German television crews to document the device for public view.

Twenty kilowatts is adequate to handle the peak load of most homes. Ran continuously at that rate, the excess produced during average use, which is five percent of peak use, could be sold to the grid for a quick return on investment. It will put out quite a bit more than twenty kilowatts, said Brady. "That is what it is rated to produce continuously."

In May he reported to have tested the unit with a larger alternator rated at 60 kw "with very little degrading of the motor's performance."

Brady has been churning on this idea for thirty years, and actively developing it for approximately the last five.

"We've been through hell -- no money coming from anywhere -- but we made it through." A German citizen working in South Africa for a Hollywood project came and talked to them and told them, "Let's put that behind us and move forward."


- June 29, 2004 phone interview with Mike Brady.
- Visit by author to Johannesburg to meet Brady in December 2002.
- Three years of regular contact with the inventor.

Quote 1: posted to MXLO discussion group; June 30, 2004, just prior to the posting of this news article. The person making the statement calls himself ali bali gumba. He has not yet come forward with his real name though requested to do so.

Perendev Power's Official Website

Perendev's Prior Website*/

TÜV Rheinland Group documents the safety and quality of new and existing products, systems and services


Q. Did the author of this paper, Sterling Allan, see the magnetic motor work?
A. "I did not see a working prototype. I saw the prototype as it came fresh from the machine shop and helped assemble it, but we were not able to tune it while there. The video is of the unit we worked on."

See also

* - Perendev's official website.
* PerenTech - - in process of finalizing licensing for North America
* Pure Energy Systems News -

Last updated August 31, 2004




by Frank Joseph

In March 1995, a sport diver unintentionally strayed beyond the standard safety perimeter near the south shore of Okinawa. A battleground for the last land campaign of World War II, the island was about to become the scene of another kind of drama. As he glided through unvisited depths some forty feet beneath the clear blue Pacific, the diver was suddenly confronted by what appeared to be a great stone building heavily encrusted with coral.

Approaching closer, he could see that the colossal structure was black and gaunt, a sunken arrangement of monolithic blocks, their original configuration obscured by the organic accretion of time. After encircling the anonymous monument several times and taking several photographs of it, he rose to the surface, reoriented himself and kicked for shore. Next day, photographs of his find appeared in Japan's largest newspapers. The structure sparked instant controversy and attracted crowds of diving archaeologists, newsmedia people and curious non-professionals, none of whom were able to ascertain its identity. They could not even agree if it was manmade, let alone ancient or modern. Was it the remnant of some forgotten military coastal defense from the war? Or could it possibly date back to something entirely different and profoundly older?

Already there were whispers of the lost culture of Mu, preserved in legend as the Motherland of Civilization, which perished in the sea long before the beginning of recorded time. But Okinawa's drowned enigma was hermetically locked within too thick an encrustation. The structure looked anciently manmade. Nature, however, sometimes made her own forms appear artificial. Popular and scientific debate concerning its origins argued back and forth. Then, in late summer of the following year, another diver in Okinawa waters was shocked to see a massive arch or gateway of huge stone blocks beautifully fitted together in the manner of prehistoric masonry found among the Inca cities on the other side of the Pacific Ocean, in the Andes Mountains of South America.

This time there was no doubt. Thanks to swift currents in the area, coral had been unable to gain any foothold on the structure, leaving it unobscured in the 100-foot visibility of the crystal-clear waters. It was certainly manmade and very old. It seemed nothing short of miraculous, an unbelievable vision standing in apparently unruined condition on the ocean floor. But its discovery was only the first of that summer's undersea revelations. Now fired by the possibility of more sunken structures in the area, teams of expert divers fanned out from the south coast of Okinawa using standard grid-search patterns. Their professional efforts were soon rewarded. Before the onset of autumn, they found five sub surface archaeological sites near three offshore islands.

The locations vary at depths from 100 to only 20 feet, but are all stylistically linked, despite the great variety of their architectural details. They comprise paved streets and crossroads, huge altar-like formations, grand staircases leading to broad plazas and processional ways surmounted by pairs of towering features resembling pylons. The sunken buildings are known to cover the ocean bottom (although not continuously) from the small island of Yonaguni in the southwest to Okinawa and its neighboring islands, Kerama and Aguni, some 311 miles. If, after all, ongoing exploration here does indeed reveal more structures linking Yonaguni with Okinawa, the individual sites may be separate components of a huge city lying at the bottom of the Pacific.

The single largest structure so far discovered lies near the eastern shore of Yonaguni at 100 feet down. It is approximately 240 feet long, 90 feet across and 45 feet high. All the monuments appear to have been built from a granitic sandstone, although no internal passages or chambers have been found.

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Date: 17 Sep 2004
From: Palden>
Subject: You will receive a body

Dear friends

I was looking through a book I wrote in 1986, called Living in Time, and in the foreword I quoted a piece I wish I had written but didn't. I've never found out who wrote it. You might have seen it before, but if you have, it's still worth a second go!




The Rules of Being Human

* You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it but it will be yours for this time around.

* You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant or stupid.

* There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error: experimentation. The failed experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that lands up working.

* A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it you can then go on to the next lesson.

* Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

* "There" is no better than "here". When your "there" has become "here" you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here".

* Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

* What you make of life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need — what you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

* The answers lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

* You will forget all this!


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