Statement from Indigenous Leaders: Fukushima nuclear crisis “a threat to the future of humanity” — “We have reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence”

Published: November 7th, 2013 at 8:40 am ET
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Excerpts from the Indigenous Elders and Medicine Peoples Council Statement on Fukushima, October 31, 2013:

[...] Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. [...]

The Fukushima nuclear crisis alone is a threat to the future of humanity. Yet, our concern goes far beyond this single threat. Our concern is with the cumulative and compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around the world. [...]

[...] Spiritual Leaders and those that carry great responsibility for their people from both North and South America came together with the sacred fire for four days at the end of September 2013 to fulfill their sacred responsibilities. During this time it was revealed that the spirit of destruction gained its’ strength by our spiritually disconnected actions. [...]

The People of the Earth understand that the Fukushima nuclear crisis continues to threaten the future of all life. We understand the full implications of this crisis even with the suppression of information and the filtering of truth by the corporate owned media and Nation States. We strongly urge the media, corporations and Nation States to acknowledge and convey the true facts that threaten us, so that the international community may work together to resolve this crisis, based on the foundation of Truth. We urge the international community, government of Japan and TEPCO to unify efforts to stabilize and re-mediate the nuclear threat posed at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. To ensure that the Japanese government and TEPCO are supported with qualified personnel and information, we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts from around the world to collaborate, advise and provide technical assistance [...]

We urge all Nations and human beings around the world to work with us, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, to restore the Original Instructions and uphold the Creator’s Natural Law as a foundation for all decision making, from this point forward. Our collective future as human beings is in our hands, we must address the Fukushima nuclear crisis and all actions that may violate the Creator’s Natural Law. We have reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence. We will avert this potentially catastrophic nuclear disaster by coming together with good minds and prayer as a global community of all faiths. [...]

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See also: 'Extraordinary' string of whale and dolphin encounters off Canada's Pacific coast "could have a deeper meaning" -- Indigenous Academic Adviser: "We see them as our relatives, as ancestors... It’s for the better of all of us to listen" (VIDEO)

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101 comments to Statement from Indigenous Leaders: Fukushima nuclear crisis “a threat to the future of humanity” — “We have reached the crossroads of life and the end of our existence”

  • dodge

    Take the time to read the full statement – forget the arrogance of "religious language" and native spirituality and consider for a while the simple wisdom and environmental passion which informs this statement. Think also about the impact which this philosophy has had (or would have) over the centuries when practiced. Hope that there are major news organizations who follow this story. The information still leaves with with some questions – When, Where, Open to non-native public?, on line reports available? Please follow the story for us.


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    • rakingmuck

      I put it on Twitter and with the help of the people who run the largest Fukushima new aggregator @wakeupnow it is starting to go viral. I agree that reading the document is full is the way to go. It brought me to my knees.


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    • rakingmuck

      Sorry I meant news not new


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    • dharmasyd dharmasyd

      The Native Americans, the indigenous people of this continent, repeatedly, again and again, spoke this wisdom to my white ancestors, the invaders. They spoke this as they watched my ancestors rape the earth and be unable to hear the wisdom and truth at that time.

      May we be better able to hear now. May the drastic state of our current situation destroying the earth and ourselves open our ears to this ancient truth. May we be able to hear it now. Our lives and the survival of the earth depend upon it.

      This is not religion. It is universal spirituality. It is respect. It is compassion and respect for all life and for the planet itself. Compassion is the highest value in every one of the eight religions I have studied.

      May we hear this wisdom and truth now.


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  • dosdos dosdos

    The largest man-made structure in the world is a landfill.


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    • Sol Man

      So very unfortunate that the entire world has been made into this.
      Frac water below, radiation plus particulate above, herbi/pesticides applied all over the surface. Did anybody in a position of power ever think about leaving something worth having in order to pass on to their children?
      Silly question, foolish me.


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  • Alpha1

    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction."
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge."

    Einstein is the same reason that Nuclear power exists, funny they waited for him to die before putting it into play. Even he said that in theory it would work but could mean the death of all mankind.

    THIS SIGN OF THE FISH GATHERING IS THE LAST DRIVE BYE BYE BYE!!!

    Man is a monster and is clearing the way for his own demise, it is man that would consume and kill his own mother the tribes know the creatures know. Man is to slow to understand because of its greed and hunger to control all things. What are we going to do now what have we done!!!!


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      The fish gathering thing…

      The age of Pisces the fish outgoing. Out of fish.

      The dawning of the age of Aquarius.

      The Aquarius -the bowl of water being poured out… onto nuclear reactors? If we pour all the water on the nuclear reactors all our water will be contaminated and will not support life…dry ice seems like a good idea someone mentioned, but it's still water.

      Out of water ??

      No more fishermen. WWJD? What would Jesus do, if instead of a storm of rain and wind, the fishermen faced nuclear destruction? Have faith?

      Spiritual what what what what what what what what. I'm going to the store for a cigarette. Lord, I am afraid. Please calm this storm. I have little faith. How much longer will you put up with me?


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      • 富岡_Blue_Heron Blue_Heron

        Matthew 4: 6-7
        Whatever, strive to maintain connection with spirit. Remember those monks in Vietnam? Kind of like that, I think, but there's yet much to be done here.


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      • plankton_oxygen plankton_oxygen

        I started smoking cigarettes again after being quit for 5 months. I figured, "What is the point? Fukushima is coming over through the jet stream, and only getting worse. Cigarettes couldn't hurt." Smoke that cigarette and let go of the anger man. Enjoy the few minutes left with your family and friends. Don't fret. If it is really the end, you will be glad you had that cigarette. I am still smoking after a year since I started back up. I love cigarettes even more now. At least I know what is killing me. At least I am not angry like I was before I started back up. There is hope, and it is the brand name of cigarettes. I believe Jesus wants me to smoke cigarettes. Jesus would probably smoke a cigarette too. Maybe not. Who knows, who cares? Yay for psychoactives that help people to cope with the harsh reality we were all born into and no one chose. Things just worked out this way. This is all part of the big bang explosion which created existence. :) Enjoy that cigarette. I am about to have an unfiltered Cherokee brand Mentholated pipe tobacco cigarette rolled in bugler papers. 15$ a pound. That is my medication so I don't get so angry I want the world to end. At least while I am smoking, I don't really want the world to end. I am not so damn angry that I wish it was all over. I just light up a cigarette and everything is better. Spiritual use of tobacco is great.


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        • tbg

          Actually I read somewhere that smoking might actually help with lung particulate contamination because smokers lungs get coated with phlem when they smoke, and this seems to stop things from penetrating the lung tissue and also helps you expel them. Also as a side note the THC in cannabis smoke seems to be why cannabis smokers dont get lung cancer amywhere near the rates of cigarette smokers. YMMV of course

          For what its worth, I smoke and dont plan on stopping, but I agree, I like smoking even more now that it seems like humanity is slowly circling the drain. Im east of seattle, so might as well smoke em while we got em, I prefer the cancer I see and self-inflict to the one I don't.


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          • Jebus Jebus

            Comparing smoking tobacco to internal radionuclide contamination is like comparing consensual sex to rape.
            I may choose to smoke and accept the consequences thereof.
            I do not remember consenting to having radionuclides in my air, water, or food.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    "we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts from around the world to collaborate, advise and provide technical assistance [...]"

    Just invite Arnie Gunderson, and anyone he approves of. Just asking for "today's nuclear experts" is kind of like inviting the Gremlins. You might just get stripe, when you really want the cute fuzzy little guy.


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    • m a x l i

      "Inviting the Gremlins" LOL! Ha-ha!

      I like the indiginous leaders' statement from A to Z (at least the above excerpt I read), it does not even matter that I think prayer is useless. But that "we urge the inclusion of today’s nuclear experts from around the world"-part made my hair stand up.

      Maybe the Robert Hare Checklist can separate the gold from the shit.


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  • Nick

    Everyday I recite the earth pledge (after the normal one) with the children. And every single day after
    "with sustenance and respect for all"…I mouth silently to my self (except for those who split atoms).

    I hate having to hate and I know it's bad for my soul. But come on people, we have got to listen to the silence as species dissolve around us.

    The only hope we have is truth, and nothing but the truth.

    The natives of the world will not let this truth be hidden.

    Don't be turned off by religious/spiritual pleas just because you are a tried and true non-believer.

    Think DNA. Do we really want to ignore the fact that Fukushima has forever corrupted untold giga strands of DNA in all forms of life? (except deep dwelling organisms that aren't interfacing with the atmosphere).

    We created National Parks because they were sacred places, places where the Universe seems to speak through the landscape. Many were native people's lands too.

    Look at how much fuss occurred over the shut-down and no National Park/Monument access.

    I fear the silence. I weep for the dying earth.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Well worth reading the Hopi Red Road Prophecies. It is clearly about the genetic destruction of the Earth, and cites the need to decipher "codes in the blood." But also speaks of cities in ruins, suicidal despair, and the anguish of mothers and children.

      All that seems to be HOPE there, is the return of "our brothers from the stars." Don't know whether that is "hope one can hang one's hat on," or if so, when it might come to pass. I just wonder if it's all that's left.


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  • Phil Shiffley Phil Shiffley

    " Our concern is with the cumulative and compounding devastation that is being wrought by the actions of human beings around the world."

    Most of this devastation is tied to the energy sector. I would eagerly switch gears to live more like the Indigenous with respect for all our resources and other beings. But I'm not sure how to convince others, especially those driving this runaway train that our current path is leading us headlong into destruction.

    Our energy usage is directly linked to our lifestyle. I'm still seeing big vehicles, big homes being built (6000, 8000 sq feet). It takes energy to heat pools and jacuzzi's. It takes gasoline to keep vast lawns and landscaping cut and trimmed. The industrial farms and globalized food distribution, heck globalized commodity, technological and textile distribution for throw away instead of quality items that will endure years of use. The whole thing is one big cluster causing us to rely on industries that will in the end destroy us. The fact that few of us actually stop to connect the dots might mean mankind actually deserves what's coming.

    Maybe an offshoot of man w/greater intelligence in planning and sustainability will rise out of the ashes.


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    • We Not They Finally

      Phil, what we call "conspicuous consumption," is a symptom, not the cause. Apparently all the patents and break-throughs that would have broken us out of this have been stolen, or dire things happened to anyone who would actually help. (Tesla just one example.)

      Just think of it: How crazy is it to be using the same energy supply as in the 1800's, when everything else seems to have advanced? There has to be a really BAD explanation for that.


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  • moonshellblue moonshellblue

    From destruction the fruit of creation is born.


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  • Before Europeans landed in America the water from any river was drinkable. :(

    RULE 1…!!!

    "One does not sell or contaminate their mother’s blood. These capitalistic [idiotic] actions must stop and we must recover our sacred relationship with the Spirit of Water."
    - from article

    "We only have to look at our own bodies to recognize the sacred purpose of WATER on Mother Earth. We respect and honor our spiritual relationship with the lifeblood of Mother Earth."
    - from article

    Massive amounts of Water and Air have been radioactively contaminated for nearly 1000 days because of the debacle known as Fukushima NPP. There is no end in site to a triple meltdown out of control Nuclear Facility.

    It may be past the time for coming together on this. I don't know.

    I hope and pray people will heed this simple message. There will be no 'do overs' or second chances.


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  • Socrates

    Study how a beehive works. That is how creatures cooexist with nature.

    Contrast the bees social nature with typical civilizations that exploit others.

    Ayn Rand's philosophy does not work in nature. If each bee was selfish, the hive would
    collapse. Each bee would hoard the honey.

    Our society has elevated the pursuit of money above all other principles. This results in wars for bankers to lock in their banking system and in locking in harmful energy and environmental practices.

    It is said that a handfull of people "own" one-half of all wealth on the planet.

    Greed and control go hand in hand. Yet, to grab even more, these samepeople and this system will destroy the ability of the biosphere to support life on earth.

    Wall Street and the City of London promote toxic ideology but the cat is out of the bag.

    Going back to basics is the key where the commons are guaranteed. That was a provision in the Magna Carta.

    I have spoken.


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    • Sam

      As told to Bill Moyers by David Rockefeller:
      A dozen people control the flow of all goods & capital in the world.

      Only 12.


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      • Socrates

        Energy and banking allow such control. Unprivatize both banking and energy. Problem resolved.

        State central banking using colonial "scrip" was the goal of the American Revolution. It wasn't about a tax on tea.

        After the American Revolution, the bankers started the War of 1812 and funded the Confederacy. WW1 and WW11 were bankers wars, and so was almost every conflict since then.

        Those who have the gold control the uranium and petroleum. Thus, we have nuclear energy to justify the weapons that back up a system that justifies this accumulation of wealth….

        Most people pray to the icon of a "free market" where 12 people.control everything.

        Many of those same people are globalists and push for "free trade" agreements.

        Unless this system of exploration can be changed, the more we are free, the more we are in chains.

        The Native Americans lived in harmony with nature; we don't. No viable solutions can emerge from this system because it is controlled by free sppech rights of multinational corporations which can funnel any amounts of money into lobbying and campaign contributions.

        The colony collapse of bees is being repeated throughout the world's entire ecosystem.


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        • nedlifromvermont

          "Think you're livin' in Heaven, but you're living in Hell"

          Bob Marley … an original anti-nuclear activist and philosopher …

          Harvard College Class of 2017 has kids from 49 of 50 states …

          they're missing Wyoming, Dick Cheney's home state … … maybe they weren't willing to risk it?

          peace …


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        • VanneV anne

          Bees are dying because of: nuclear radiation and radiation from coal ash, GMOs, pesticides and herbicides and other toxic fertilizers and chemical preservatives, dioxins and Bisphenol-A and other toxic chemicals, microwaves from HAARP, microwaves from cell phones towers and other electromagnetic pollution, acid rain, etc.

          Modern civilization keeps exploiting and destroying nature. This is not civilization but genocide.


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          • Grampybone Grampybone

            Genocide would imply that a human action is causing one group of humans to slaughter in mass with a directed societal aim. Fukushima and radiation are mass extinction events like what happened to the Dinosaurs. The other industrial pollution would have eventually caught up to humans without nuclear. Add nuclear oceanic contamination and the doom of planetary life gets fast tracked. People lie yet the science and numbers do not. Creative solutions could have been made early on at the risk of increased atmospheric radiation with fast entombment. Key word here is fast. If you miss putting out a peat fire it can burn for decades. If you miss putting out a nuclear fire it ends humanity in a few years give or take.


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        • andagi andagi

          Dear Socrates,
          Powerful post 'Those who have the gold control the uranium and petroleum. Thus, we have nuclear energy to justify the weapons that back up a system that justifies this accumulation of wealth…'.
          Powerful statement. 'All life is sacred. We come into life as sacred beings. When we abuse the sacredness of Life, we affect all creation.' -Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Spiritual Leader of the Great Sioux Nation.
          http://peacetour.org/Urgent-statement-from-American-indigenous-elders
          Thank you ENENews.
          Aloha.


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    • tarpus

      "Ayn Rand's philosophy does not work in nature. If each bee was selfish, the hive would
      collapse. Each bee would hoard the honey."

      And I suppose these bees are sharing their honey with the other hive down the street? Many people overlook what Ayn was saying…


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      • Socrates

        Ayn Rand said that special interest controlled the government. It is her remedy that eliminates a social contract that includes the young, old and infirm.

        Also, her toxic ideology overlooks social responsibility.

        I will give you the FACT that we should have the right to sue those who pollute the earth so that these activities would have to build in true risks into the decision to conduct such enterprises.

        And, yes, bees will turn out the drones to die in winter, so they are not perfectly socialistic. Nor will they share. Ant hi es will attack other ant hi es and keep aphids prisoner. Ayn would approve, no doubt.


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      • eatliesndie eatliesndie

        …it's not even about the honey…


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  • Usefulbreather

    The them of the often maligned 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans, was "Rivers: Fresh Water as a Source of Life." The exhibit was on the banks of the Mississippi. The fair got a lot of criticism, but to me it was prophetic. Back then, no one could conceive of a situation when all of the fresh water on the planet becomes irradiated and undrinkable.


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  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    This should be ENE's theme song. Everyone here should check it out.

    Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqknDobU


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  • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

    Imagine Dragon – Radioactive

    I'm waking up to ash and dust
    I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
    I'm breathing in the chemicals

    I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
    This is it, the apocalypse

    I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
    Enough to make my systems blow
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    I'm radioactive, radioactive

    I raise my flags, dye my clothes
    It's a revolution, I suppose
    We're painted red to fit right in

    I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
    This is it, the apocalypse

    I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
    Enough to make my systems blow
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    I'm radioactive, radioactive

    All systems go, the sun hasn't died
    Deep in my bones, straight from inside

    I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
    Enough to make my systems blow
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    Welcome to the new age, to the new age
    I'm radioactive.


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  • DisasterInterpretationDissorder DisasterInterpretationDissorder

    I'm VERY pleased that the mature voice and wisdom of the Indigenous Elders is finally consulted and integrated in the discussion's !

    Good one Obama !


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    • Socrates

      DisasterInterpretationDisorder,

      Being Medicare age, one is a senior citizen. That enables one to see both backwards as well as forwards in time with having experienced more in the past.

      Many elders are able to tell truth to power, not all, however. Those who can can bear witness to the beautiful ecosystem our system is destroying without responsibility to present or future generations.

      The two-party system manages to perpetuate this situation.


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  • Shaker1

    Tarpus, I'm sorry, but you don't get the point. It's not about sharing honey from a hive, but it's about sharing the flowers from which the pollen is collected. Here in the Pacific NW, there are a great variety of pollinators, from bees the size of small ants to the big bumble bees. They can be all found, in one place, at one time, placidly harvesting, not violently or by some 'laws' monopolizing resources.

    Ayn Rand was a Hollywood screenwriter, fervent anticommunist and antisocialist, likely from what she'd seen in the violence and decidedly antisocialist behavior of those who claimed to be socialists. She was as much an idealist and idealist thinker as any you'll find, religious and otherwise. And also a huge ego, to boot. Ever read her fiction? She is the heroine in the background of the two I've read (The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged). Notice she and the heroes are childless? Good books, but making the mistake of attempting to apply her imagination to real life. The soul she claims there was valid, but inferred and only in light of the background she presents. What we're seeing now is not something that she railed against, as a matter of fact Alan Greenspan was one of her worshipers. Another theorist, hardly a realist, just like those socialists she despised. Ever ask yourself how you would personally fare in her world? Hmm…Like all, she and her ideas need genuine perspective for value, which I personally believe she lacked.


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    • Socrates

      Good reply.

      Many of us would benefit from comparing the flowery language of the Declaration of Independence to the language of the Constitution. The realize that without the Bill of Rights, the system is unfair and undemocratic.

      Many cite the Federalist Papers but one should read the recordings by scribes of the Constitutional Debates to understand the actual thoughts which underly the founding of our nation.

      The above on paper is well and fine, yet without giving standing to sue on behalf of nature and the commons, the greedy and often, the greedyist rule, exploiting nature and workers alike, socializing the costs to the commons, while privatizing the profits.

      The system takes no account of the long-term effects on the environment, nor the blatant exploitation of workers.

      Fukushima shows big profits to TEPCO , exploration of workers who are exposed to radiation, and unaccounted for, permanent, and possibly fatal damage to the environment that sustains life on the planet.

      None if the above is fair or sustainable for even continuation of our own species. Yet, this system of private property with the confusion of democracy leaves us no environmental protection.

      Left and right are obsolete since we live in a financialized and securitized system which Ayn Rand promoted. Long-term survival needs to replace rhetoric. The hour is getting late…

      A new democratic system must replace this corruption. That is the task at hand.


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    • tarpus

      The beauty of it is simplicity. Communism has and never will work. You are mad because the big guys have all the honey…you want to spread the honey around. I understand, but we have been down this road before,eh? In the process you take MY honey which I worked very hard for and I don't have much of. In return you give me "Obamhoney" which is runny and doesn't taste quite like honey, more like poo. As a wise man once said, "come and take my honey then…"


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    Where to go with all those feelings of rage, despair and grief ? Seeing Jesus as a concept teacher, basically teaching what the indigenous people live by, we can look at those 12 rats who own the world as being the apostles of the Antichrist – the opposite of all that what Jesus was teachings. However – I have been suffering for decades from the destruction that is inflicted on all life by men, and I want to make this distinction here – not by man, it is the doing of males, and wondered why are they so off, that they drive us and life on this wonderful paradisal earth into extinction. I found the answers in our bodies, our biology. And this biology shows that men have to be initiated in order to be connected to life, because naturally they are not, which is the root for all the life hostile destruction. A man who is not connected to life turns against life. A man who is reconnected can never turn against life anymore. Yes, it is that simple. And it is too late. Native people live with nature, which is their bodies in the first and foremost place. When we are connoted to our bodies, we listen to its wisdom, men feel the urge to experience this breakthrough, to be reborn, to be initiated. Indigenous people still initiate their males, only then they can be contributing members of their tribe, stuarts of the earth. My rage is suffocating me, nowhere top go – the French pulled all those public nuisance out of their rat holes and chopped their head off, it is too late, too late…


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    B E I N G . P O I S O N E D . 2 4 / 7

    Governments abandon nuclear.

    Germany and others are.

    All countries must.


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    I hear you Slingerss, but – where is greed coming from ? It is a symptom, and the disease is a disease of disconnect – and it is the disconnect of males who have created the western civilizations that are covering the earth like a cancer, destroying everything in their way – power driven, control driven, greedy which comes from a sense of needy and lack – created by disconnect. I was very impressed by the appeal of Japanese Ambassador in Switzerland, Professor Mitsuhei Murata, who analyzed the situation with incredible clarity – here pleased watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn0bXqT1Yhw

    And if you want to see something very touching, uplifting and healing – please watch this video – the global disease is disconnect, and it is because our males are not initiated, reconnected with life. Please distinct between the symptoms and the disease – otherwise we will continue to address the symptoms while the disease keeps producing more and more symptoms…

    http://www.cultureunplugged. com/documentary/watch-online/ play/11936/The-Animal- Communicator


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    • Slingerss Slingerss

      I am impressed with Professor Murata as well. But, he also touches on the fact that the lack of ethics has a lot to do with it. Is it a disconnect? Maybe, but I have always believed that Greed, Power and Control, are all symptoms of the Ego, which is a warped form of "self". And, then the LACK of ethics or responsibility come into play, and that is probably because of the disconnect between one's self and its environment within the entire system. When I have contemplated emptiness, I have found that all the dark thoughts and actions seem to come from that sense of self, that manifests within the Ego itself. Where the Ego can be dark space, the connection with the environment and wildlife can be the light.
      I have to wonder then, in all the years I have rescued and rehabilitated wildlife, I have never once been bitten or attacked when handling even some of the largest of animals. I have always felt that it comes from the fact that maybe I exude a communication that I am their to help them, not hurt them.
      You now have me contemplating this? :D Excellent video's. It reinforces my thoughts that I need to move to South Africa and start working there.


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      • Just a guy

        Wow, you have brought me a lot clarity. You have tapped into a source of infinite power and wisdom in your work with animals. Thank you for sharing that. My connection with that light comes from playing music and spending time in nature.


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  • Angela_R

    I am reminded of this very beautiful song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19g6JMT_1JA. We must see the hope. This time was spoken of in Matthew 24:22.
    Love to the people of Japan and to all the hurting souls throughout our world.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    The British will succumb to radiation just as quickly as the Japanese, when there is a meltdown within their tiny Isle … their embracing of next generation nuclear is a fool's errand …

    I'm embarrassed to be half British.

    Lord Rutherford thought a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction would never be feasible …

    Einstein knew it was a stupid idea; greed ruled the day.

    Go indigenous elders!!! Take it to the uninitiated white man!!!

    I'll sharpen the Tomahawks.

    peace brothers and sisters …


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  • Shaker1

    Homolumina, that's quite a statement, and I do relate to it. (I am male, but am considered somewhat of a lunatic. I think you understand…) Take heart, if only in the grand cycles of which your body is worthy representative. Ours (males) are, also, but ignored in desire for disconnection that leads to its denial. Too many teach and it's understood by the mistaken that we can become gods. (Original sin?) Seems every culture has feelings of apocalyptic turning. Nothing is ever lost in true feelings of Her. Hell, patriarchal science says as much, even if, in its pride, it lacks relational metaphor such as this statement from the tribes.

    In curious context,
    but like Lourdes
    or Guadeloupe,
    thousands of apparitions
    of the Shining Lady
    have moved art and conscious heart.
    She speaks to those representative,
    without exclusion that might be imposed
    through subjective judgement of ‘worthy’.

    I am unworthy,
    She appeared just the same.
    “Hell-o,” she simply said.
    And her revelation stilled my soul.


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    Shaker, I hear you. I assume you had a near death experience ?! Thank you for your sharing…

    Anthropocentrism is another symptom of disconnect – the idea that we are the crown of creation, and all other life forms are inferior to us – how stupid and arrogant, born of disconnect. No other species poops their own nest – only humans, or better societies created by disconnected, aka uninitiated males. When we are connected we know how to listen, and are able to gain information about what to do this way – there are intelligent beings all around us – and here is a way to get in touch:

    http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/ play/11936/The-Animal- Communicator


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    http://www.cultureunplugged. com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal- Communicator


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    Wonderful Slingerss, it shows a way… based on being connected… and we all can do this, it is our birthright…


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  • The Native Americans lived the connection we all have to Sweet Mother Nature, giver of Life. The discouragement of spiritual discussion in favor of §cientific worship is a cornerstone of modern western society. Spiritual thought leads one to the wonderment of nature. Scientific thought devalues everything to a formula. More money. Pure greed and drunken power is worship of money machines and power. Death tech. Oil spills radiation frankenfood smokestacks and cancer. We have fallen off the path.


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  • Shaker1

    Near death experience? Yes. But it only sharpened the vision. Here's another for you that you might appreciate. A little long and it'll take two…

    Illumination Rag

    She places flowers ‘round that stump in the yard,
    a spring altar she seasonably colors.
    It was once a magnificent tree
    embedded in the soil and memory.
    The bark long gone and the wood blanched gray,
    withstands a spirited sun and freezing rain.
    Their offering it takes;
    an ancient spirit has her decorate.

    At her task she piously kneels,
    looks up in greeting, sits back on her heels
    to talk. The sweat gleams on her chest,
    a figure on a cross between her breasts.
    My thoughts run in circles,
    likely give me away.
    Standing above her, shifting my weight
    one hip to the other. I can’t suspend
    my thoughts or posture of desire for this friend

    Am I blasphemous
    in envy of Jesus
    His body prone
    (up)on her glistening skin,
    alive with her breathing.
    I want to be as close as him.
    Am I irreverent
    with thoughts so pleasant?
    No devil has my mind occupied.
    Glory in heaven!
    Permit me to be edified.

    We’ve been acquainted through lifetimes it seems,
    and I’ve a story: my dream of her tree
    when full and forgiving, embracing all life,
    a shielding shadow. Paradise.
    Feckless birds came to live in its limbs,
    proclaimed advantage, allegiance to him,
    asserted dominion over the fruit,
    Their droppings poison at its roots.


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    So, let us re-member, identify the causes at the root, call in community, initiate, reconnect, communicate, being in communion, with nature, finding solutions this way. There was a time all over the world before the warrior kings, uninitiated males, took over – in Japan it was the first Shogun who in order to maintain his position of power forced people into blind, hierarchically structured obedience – by the way a typical symptom of uninitiated, male societies is hierarchy, competition, aggression, territoriality, goal orientation, exploitation – all the outcome of disconnect… Please see here Japanese Professor and Swiss Ambassador Mitsuhei Muraata – he sees clearly and calls for a reform of society:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn0bXqT1Yhw

    And here, with this video, which shows a way how to connect with life and what is possible…

    http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/11936/The-Animal-Communicator


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  • Shaker1

    They filled the branches, cackling fools,
    misunderstanding twice removed.
    With noisy hatchlings they multiplied,
    and as they did the tree withered and died….

    As I finish she breathes a deep sigh.
    The sun sends a spike from the cross to my eyes.
    She seems to notice its glare on my face,
    impishly smiles and keeps its focus in place.

    Am I blasphemous
    in envy of Jesus
    bright in my gaze
    and her provocative play?
    Direct me to heaven,
    I won’t turn my heart away.
    Am I irreverent
    With thoughts so pleasant?
    No devil has my mind occupied.
    Glory in heaven
    I want to be edified.

    She plies the blooms with confident hands,
    fountains of color, their splashes stand
    bursting from thin green columns. They spray
    brilliantly in her magic array.
    My eyes on the symbol, its flash on my face,
    and with this vision I feel heaven’s grace.
    Elevated, passion increased,
    I long to share some of that spiritual peace.

    Am I blasphemous?
    Tell me Jesus.
    My soul yearns
    for the ecstasy,
    to reach to heaven
    from a live and healthy tree.
    Am I irreverent
    With wishes so pleasant?
    It isn’t a devil
    has my mind occupied.
    Glory in heaven,
    let me feel the breath of her life.
    That life…
    She can be my guide.
    Glory in heaven
    I want to be so edified.


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    Shaker, your near death experience is a core piece of male initiation – consider yourself initiated… There is more to it, as shown in the body – I am not stating my opinion here – but a near death experience is the crucial, core piece … Thank you again for sharing, deeply touching.

    I hope your wisdom, based on your connectedness will provide guidance in the future for your community – you are needed – and Fukushima will ultimately bring us all to the place inside where we are called out to our deepest self and our truth…


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    Thank you everybody – I feel much better being in virtual community with each and everyone of you…
    Hearts –

    In my vision we probably evolve from "homo disconnectus" to homo luminous – when we are aligned with life, the soul, love, our DNA starts accumulating photons along its structure and we start glowing from the inside (see Bruce Lipton, PhD, "Biology of Belief") – well, since humanity needs to make this quantum jump and is refusing, Fukushima will make sure, that we all start glowing this way… I am convinced that when we realign with life again, reconnect, communicate, we will raise our ability to handle more radiation – we will see…

    Much Love your way


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  • Slingerss Slingerss

    Very insightful. I really believe that there are more who are "connected" than are disconnected. This stream proved that.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Here is the truth! Manmade Nuclear Radiation Contamination is a vibrational unnatural false energy signature that should not be on the surface of this planet!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2483484/Toxic-nuclear-waste-dumped-illegally-Mafia-blamed-surge-cancers-southern-Italy.html#ixzz2jrGoDnJa

    Man made Radiation Contamination scrambles the photon signatures coming in from our healing Sun.

    This manmade energy signature scrambles the DNA genetic codes of all life it encounters and it's responsible for immune system collapse and eventual failure creating Cancers/Diseases in all forms for any/all biological life residing here on Planet Earth.

    This is what it does and it's very sad that we have reached the tipping point by our own hands.. :(


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    • Homolumina Homolumina

      I agree with you and want to offer some inspiration… Have read an interview with scholar Robert Lawlor who explained that we are in the cycle of Kali Yuga, the cycle of destruction, followed by a 60.000 year long reshaping of the earth before humans appear again; it is indicated in vedic scriptures that we go through those cycles over and over – and that we have been there before – in light of myths such as around Atlantis or the great flood this might be true… Which could mean that within the big picture all is correct the way it is and may be – after 60.000 years – we all re-appear as light beings… Not that this makes the current situation better, but looking at the world events this way offers a shift in perspective – like for example what matters within this context ? For me it is establishing reconnection and communication with nature itself and preparing to die, since I understand that the way we die determines how we incarnate – means, it is important to die in peace with no unfinished business in order to be able to create a different life, not being doomed to repeat the same old twisted karma over and over…


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Maybe this is the sort of 'hope' that Heart said she wanted, "from a friend" … I haven't gone to the links, yet … but I did study the probable rise of patriarchy out of a previous matriarchal cultural paradigm, and possibly a hetarchical societal norm pre-dating that … the work of J.J.Bachofen, years ago, at Harvard …

    … … while the infernal nuclearists were busily seizing their temporary advantage and planning our mutual destruction through radioactive nuclear pollution … the 70's in the good ol' U.S.A. …

    anyway … Go Matriarchy. It may be the best chance we have to shut down the nuclear beast … there are a few boneheaded women in the nuclear business, like the Fuku PR lady and Meredith Angwin and Angela Merkel, but mainly it is an invention of particularly blind males without capacity for empathy … disconnected and cupidinous …

    peace …


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    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Thank you for your contribution ! Now I am not a feminist wanting a matriarchy, since it seemed to me just the other pole of the concept of patriarchy… I am convinced that we had initiatory societies before – where men and women just lived out their ways, their biology, correctly, both empowered in their own way, co-creating… It is so interesting to look at ancient sites – like the temple of Karnak for example – to find out that many are built in the image of the body – exact to the detail… That applies to initiation sites like the ancient Olympic station too… And I agree with you regarding some women in power – the problem is that when you as a women want to make it successfully in the men's world, you have to put the pants on and play their game… I will have a look at J.J. Bachofen, got me interested – thank you again for sharing !

      Hearts
      Homolumina


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Hi..NediFromVermont..I appreciate the thought..
      But when I ask you if you were offering hope?
      I meant just that..
      I didn't say I wanted any…
      Not required.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Ladies, you play a very important role in where/why we are here and you need to recognize the power you have always possessed.

    You need to start using this power wisely or all else we do on this planet will matter not in the future…


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  • Shaker1

    Nedli, mythology and history are two of a number of prominent interests for me. I've read Bachofen. It's well worth the read Honolumina; and by the way, Elaide has quite a bit to say on initiation. Have you looked into some of his ideas? I have to admit, too, that I'm quite undisciplined regarding my quest. One thing that strikes me about the scholarship in relation to some of this research, particularly Bachofen in his day, is that it is looked at as such: research. Conclusions are drawn from the context of the individual and their culture and sometimes may miss what one of the time of study and its culture might not say because it's simply understood that another of that time and culture already knows intimately what's being brought forth. I'll try to make my point quickly, as this is a wide discussion and outside of Fukushima proper. But Bachofen, if I'm not mistaken (it's been a while), gathered his ideas from the study of grave monuments. Curious place to start, unless one assumes that the idea of woman as pschopomp is very ancient. (I believe that it is.) But, anyway, the phrase in the statement itself not shown here is that the elders were speaking in a language not their own. I took that in two ways. First, it's not the vocal utterance they're used to explaining such ideas, but second is their realization that the language may not be good for their conceptual satisfaction. It must be felt to be truly valid, and they might feel that there's some deficiency.


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  • Shaker1

    As for matriarchy, I can see it as stifling as patriarchy. The point is some kind of balance. We don't have such in our Western culture, though there have been vary degrees of that through time. Oppression of female manifestation of the species loses the genius of that manifestation. It's simply not intelligent. Would one like to be one-handed when one could use two? Interesting is that in German the sun if feminine, and they've a tradition of the warrior-woman. Tacitus states that German women and men were of like stature and that the legions were more afraid of fighting the women. But, again, the tables turned, matriarchy may not be better, just different. Personally, I don't even like respresentation of say, the yin/yang symbol in the metaphor of male/female. That metaphor itself constricts the idea. WE are ONE. Pretty simple.


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    • Homolumina Homolumina

      Dear Shaker,

      we are in agreement. I will take a look into Bachofen, oh, and I am from Germany, smiles, and not so familiar with the literature in this area here in the US. I have been and still am living in California for the past 16 years now. My quest was to understand what it means to be male and female in a natural sense, not defined by culture but rather by our biology, whereas I used our biology as a metaphor, a map… This revealed to me that males have to be initiated and how it needs to be done. It also showed what is going wrong, how it is going wrong and why with our male/paternal societies – it all boils down to uninitiated males, who are disconnected from life naturally. I do not want to throw in examples here since this for sure would start a discussion that cannot be addressed in this forum here, I am not saying I do not want to share – I would love to for everybody interested. I also did cross referencing with the Aboriginal culture – and once you look within the context of biology you see that they live out in their socio-spiritual structures exactly the physiological… The same applies to ancient kingdoms. I think Joseph Campbell was tracking along the same trail, but did not come to the conclusions… When we literally live out our biology we maintain connectedness and balance with all life – within and around us – I was stunned how simple living a life in balance actually is…


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      The war of the sexes..another war..Humans could have done without.
      Barbaric behavior for centuries.


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  • Homolumina Homolumina

    … and yes, we are all one – depending from where you look at life – but here on earth, we are under the law of polarity, yin/yang, it creates the movement that drives life… where men are the evolutionary impulse and women decide with their choices where evolution goes… For me that translates into I want to be centered in oneness, beyond polarity – which is an ongoing effort and not something I can be permanently in, while in my day to day life I need to act within polarity, aware that with each polarization I create the opposite pole… May be one day I can rest in WuWei, lol, but I am not there yet – action is required in response to the events we are discussing in this forum and beyond…


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Nice.. :)
    "When we literally live out our biology we maintain connectedness and balance with all life – within and around us – I was stunned how simple living a life in balance actually is"


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  • Shaker1

    I see it on different terms, homoluminous, and tend to look at things as light/shadow in potential, not dichotic bias. Is what we are biologically the fixing of spirit? I think not. And the trap of biology, apparent functionally, an impediment to realizing the overall manifestation? Do we realize anything but material potential through biology? Interesting questions…Anyway, I'll leave you with one more. Sorry if I find functional outlet for ideas in poetry. But more to the point of Fukushima and the reason I see for imbalance.

    Ruminations (Dionysus)

    And what of the god
    that I may (unconsciously) resemble,
    from the curls in my long
    loosely worn hair,
    to the frenzies of punctuated elation?
    That aspect compels
    accentuation of the contrast,
    as all who know such heavens
    are also intimate with the depths.
    It seems to become a god
    one mustn't mitigate the tension
    but maintain bias at all costs.

    Balance,
    whether born of lowly virgins
    or in the lineage of kings,
    begs at the gate of the city,
    suffers the derision of the citizens,
    a foreign refugee of the psychic warfare.
    Bearing the formula of truce,
    the serious and farcical play on
    with the mixture offered in return for entry
    tried only by heroes aware of the tragedy.

    The gods indifferently pass.


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  • We Not They Finally

    I honor the heartfelt sincerity of the Native leaders, but appealing to the parties who CAUSED this, leads where?


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  • ren

    Sadly, the human race has yet to succeed in the altruistic notion that we can rise above our base predatory and short term gratification instincts that nearly guarantees our eventual self destruction. The lesson of the Rapa Nui falls on deaf ears.


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