Monday, January 25, 2016

AUSTRALIA TODAY: "THE GOOD, THE BAD...THE PARADOX...AND THE DREAM-TIME!"


HAPPY 'AUSTRALIA DAY'!!!  Sending all my love and blessings to First- and Second+Nations friends, family, the oldest and most powerful landscapes on Mother Earth, all the dream-time ancestors and the Rainbow Serpent herself! And my dear friends in Tasmania who are battling out of control bush-fires at this minute!

"BABAKIEURUIA"...A BRILLIANT SATIRE

Like Columbus Day in the USA, the 26th of January is celebrated in Australia in honour of when Capt. James Cook supposedly 'discovered' the land down under, as if there were no one there who knew it existed. Most of us are acutely aware not only of the extraordinary misrepresentation of reality this symbolizes, but that it DOES represent the beginning of what is still an unending full-spectrum war being conducted against the indigenous people, florae, faunae, and land-scapes of 'the lucky country' as some would have it. 

The true story of Australia and my love affair with her will be the subject of one or more films and books that I will create over the next few years;  the good, the bad, the incredibly paradoxical contrasts to be witnessed and experienced there; the awesome beauty and power versus the unbelievable and unrelenting geno- and eco-cide being waged institutionally from all levels of government, bureaucracy and international finance.

The current situation with First Nations Australians is powerfully conveyed in John Pilger's brilliant documentary 'Utopia.'




The 'real people' of Australia think of today as 'Invasion Day' in the same way that native Americans think of Columbus Day:  attempts by colonial imperialists to use 'calendrical warfare' as part of their comprehensive efforts to 'control history' and therefore the modern-day world-view. 


"MOTHER EARTH"

William Ricketts was an ardent friend and supporter of First Nations Australians who lived with central desert peoples off and on for over 30 years. He was inspired to become a sculptor to share the power and beauty of the the real people with the mentality of 'White Australia' who essentially were...and still are...clueless. The William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Mountains east of Melbourne is a legacy and testament to the truly angelic nature of the dwellers in the dream-time.

UNCLE BOB

Uncle Bob Randall was the primary custodian of Uluru, a major Australian power spot and to me the red chakra in the body of the Rainbow Serpent. Uncle Bob was a very powerful spokesperson for First Nations peoples and a torch of true spirituality and compassion. I was on my way to the Central Desert to give him the rock I'd painted for him when I learned that he had passed away. When I visit Uluru in a few months I will leave his rock at the rock for him!

Please watch 'Kanyini', an excellent short doco on him and his message:


ULURU


ORIGINAL LANGUAGE GROUPS OF AUSTRALIA



BOB BROWN, former Tasmanian senator, director of 
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and anti-logging activist 
who got arrested yesterday at Lapoinya


"Brown, who visited the coup with Bob Brown Foundation campaign manager Jenny Weber last week, said that the Turnbull and Hodgman governments are engaged in the deliberate extinction of vital habitats of threatened species including the Tasmanian devil and the world's largest freshwater crayfish, astacopsis gouldi.

"Within a day or two, Forestry Tasmania machinery, under the licence of Premier Will Hodgman and Federal environment minister Greg Hunt, will be polluting pristine Maynes Creek which is a nursery for the crayfish and then clear-felling the forest beyond which contains a healthy population of devils and tiger quolls. It is as if the global listing of Tasmania's treasured wildlife means nothing. Many months of appeals to reason by the little community of Lapoiyna is being treated with disdain.

"In terms of ecological wisdom, the Lapoiyna logging is a criminal act in the twenty-first century. It is the ministers, not the residents of Lapoiyna, who should be facing fines and jail sentences," Brown said.

“This destruction is in the service of corrupt-in-Malaysia logging company Ta Ann,” Brown said.

INTERVIEW WITH JULIAN KNYSH, DIRECTOR OF NEW DOCO ON TARKINE

Very interestingly, not far from Lapoinya currently rage dozens of bush-fires ravaging hundreds of thousands of hectares of pristine forest including vast swaths of the Tasmanian World Heritage Wilderness Area.


Even more interesting...and quite scary...is that authorities announced several days ago that many these fires ALL STARTED ON THE SAME DAY, which means that they are deliberate acts of arson. A spokesperson for the Tasmanian Fire Service referred to "quite a number of fires that were lit on the same day and there is no natural cause that we can possibly put them down to at this point," he said.

SATELLITE IMAGE OF CENTRAL HIGHLAND PLUMES

My prayers and blessings have been going out for my lovely mates who live in a small remote community near Cradle Mountain called Lorinna. They have chosen to send their wives and children to safety before the only access road might get closed off, and to stay and fight the fires and protect their homesteads. WOUTER AND BART SENDING YOU HEAPS OF LOVE MY BROTHERS...IF I WERE IN TASSIE I'D BE THERE TO HELP YOU!



CURRENT VIEWS ON CENTRAL PLATEAU

THE PAST AND FUTURE KINGS...
OF 'THE LUCKY COUNTRY'
WALLALBY
KOALA
WHITE COCKATOO
BLACK COCKATOO

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ON THE BRINK RADIO #64:  "WHY I LOVE AUSTRALIA"

In this show, recorded on a beautiful hill-top on my friend's property in north-central Victoria, I talk about why I love Australia. I discuss my deep relationship with the oldest land on Earth, her indigenous people, the oldest surviving human culture, and their relationship with the ancestors of the dream-time, the whales and dolphins, and the Rainbow Serpent, an archetypal energy-guardian being found in the cosmologies and stories of many different tribes here. I mention the art of the Keringke Group, led by Kathleen Wallace, and a powerful synchronicity I have with them; I talk about the work of rock-art researcher/epistemologist Robert Bednarik; I talk about Australia's very unique Gondwanaland florae and faunae, especially the marsupials and eucalyptus trees. I relate the very special connection I've been having with the bird kingdom, especially the parrots since I returned from Hawaii, in particular, the white cockatoos and crimson rosellas. I mention the William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenongs east of Melbourne, and two Tasmanian wilderness photographers, Olegas Truchenas and Peter Dombrovskis, who pioneered nature photography in Australia and used the power of their images to try to inspire people to love Mother Earth and act to protect her. I also discuss the whale-dreaming peoples, in particular the Darkenjung of the central east coast, and the Mirning people of South Australia, as I work to explore their knowledge and wisdom in m on-going work with 'aihe tohora paikea wananga', the 'knowledge and wisdom of whales and dolpins.' The show closes with brief interviews with my travel companions Wally the orca, Teddy the Tambo-Teddy-Koala-sheep-shaped-like-a-tooth, and 'Little Lamb' who lives here at Howe's Creek!

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ON THE BRINK RADIO #123 STELLA WHEILDON

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Many thanks to Stella Wheildon for her generous gift of several hours of sharing last week. She is a native of the Byron Bay NSW area who has been close to the Ngarakwal people and highly informed in women's law and dreaming for decades. She is equal parts indigenous liason, environmental activist and, very interestingly, archaeo-astronomer and 'star lore' researcher. Many strands of urgency come together in this interview, relating to the war on Mother Earth and indigenous people of land and sea, our violation of the Hopi prophecy, "If we dig precious things from the land we will invite disaster"; an understanding of the ancient song-lines and dream-time ancestors as expressions of cosmic forces and celestial entities, the awareness that indigenous knowledge and wisdom brings to bear on where we are now in space and time; the impending planetary cataclysm that indigenous people of land and sea are trying to warn us of, the nature of which is not even on our radar at this time. Particularly shocking to me were Stella's revelations about what is known as 'drone mining' which uses robotic technologies to automate every phase of mineral extraction, from digging the holes, transporting the ore, to refining and manufacturing. The Australian government has been investing heavily in these systems and they have been in use by Rio Tinto for over 3 years. This scenario is yet another 'brick in the wall' of the war on water-based life being waged by what Dr. John Lilly called the 'solid state entity' based on silicon and electronics/computers.

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DRONES & ROBOTIC AUTOMATION


Saturday, October 17, 2015

GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT UNDER ATTACK: MIRNING WHALE-DREAMING ELDER BUNNA LAWRIE SOUNDS THE ALARM & SEEKS HELP!

MIRNING ELDER BUNNA LAWRIE
NGUMBUNNA = 'SPERM WHALE'
MIGALOO = INCARNATION OF JEDEERA
SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE= YARU/YARUGA
(Tohora in Maori)
NGUMBUNNA = SPERM WHALE
GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT MARINE PARK
BRITISH/BEYOND PETROLEUM, 
SUPPLIES HYDRO-CARBONS TO U.S. MILITARY
NORWEGIAN, ACTIVE IN NZ AS WELL
CANADIAN, CONDUCTS SEISMIC TESTING
AMERICAN, OPERATES GORGON GAS PROJECT ON BARROW ISLAND WA
BP-MACONDO DISASTER, GULF OF MEXICO APRIL 2009
GORGON, BARROW ISLAND WA
EXTENT OF CONTAMINATION VIA GULF STREAM
EXISTING OIL WELLS IN GULF = FUTURE OF GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT?
MAJOR OCEAN 'CONVEYOR' CURRENTS
SEISMIC PROFILE OF GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT
'MONSTERS OF THE DEEP' DEEP-WATER DRILLING PLATFORMS
OVER 10.000 WELLS EXIST IN GULF OF MEXICO
GEOLOGICAL HYDRO-CARBON PROFILE FOR BIGHT
ONE OF FOUR DRILLING PERMITS IN BIGHT
MARINE CONTAMINATION SPREAD FOR MACONDO-TYPE SCENARIO IN BIGHT
AUS MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT GREG HUNT & 
PM MALCOLM TURNBULL SIGNING OFF 
ON ADANI-CARMICHAEL COAL MINE IN NSW
EARTH-RAPING TECHNOLOGY
 MONTARA OIL SPILL, TIMOR SEA, AUGUST 2009
 MONTARA CONTAMINATED THE KIMBERLEY COAST
ATOMIC TEST AT MARALINGA SA, EARLY 1950'S...BUNNA'S FATHER WITNESSED THESE EXPLOSIONS FIRST-HAND


INTERVIEW WITH BUNNA LAWRIE, 'ON THE BRINK' RADIO WITH JEFF WEFFERSON, 17 OCTOBER 2015 (ucy.tv)

"In several previous worlds the majority have advanced their technology in this way, even beyond what we know today. The consequent violations against nature and fellow humans caused severe imbalances which were resolved in the form of war, social disintegration and natural catastrophe. As each world reached the brink of annihilation, there remained a small minority who had managed to live in nearly complete accord with the infinite plan, as implied in the name, Hopi. Toward the final stages they would find themselves beset with signs of disintegration within, as well as enticing offers and severe threats from without, aimed toward forcing them to join the rest of the world."

from 'DANCING AWAKE THE FIFTH WORLD'


Many thanks to Mirning whale-dreaming elder, musician and environmental activist Bunna Lawrie, whose real first name is Ngumbunna, their name for the sperm whale!  I first learned of Bunna in the Kim Kindersley film ‘Whale-dreamers’ that came out in 2007. The Mirning are First Nations Australians who live on the coast of South Australia and are uniquely both desert and ocean people with an extraordinary whale-dreaming-centred cosmology.

This is an absolutely fantastic interview in that it’s with someone who is simultaneously indigenous Australian, deeply connected with his ancestry, the cetaceans and Mother Earth, who is keenly aware of and sensitive to the war being waged against nature by military-industrial civilization, AND, most importantly, is taking a stand and speaking out against ‘big oil’ juggernauts like BP and in favour of our true role as care-takers of our fellow beings and this planet.

Bunna was in Canberra for two days earlier this week to create awareness of and to share the story of his people who are the traditional owners/custodians of the Great Australian Bight, a vast region of the south coast where brilliant white sand dunes drop away into cliffs hundreds of meters above 'bilya', the ocean. The bight is one of the largest and most important whale birthing grounds/nurseries on the planet.

In this interview Bunna bears witness to the dangers posed by BP’s proposed extraction of hydro-carbons in the Bight, and reminds us of the still-unhealed Gulf of Mexico debacle from 2010…also a BP project. An event/process like the Macondo scenario would be disastrous for alllife in a vast region of the Southern ocean, but chronic effects from seismic testing, hydro-carbon extraction and shipping, and vastly increased noise, pollution and traffic would prove equally deadly to marine life in the longer run.

Bunna shares his song ‘Face into the Light’ on this show, then we talk about environmental, social and spiritual issues and problems in Australia, focusing on his people and land. He emphasizes, just as Stella Wheildon did, that many if not all ‘aboriginal land councils’ consist of ‘fake elders’ who have been bought out by various interest groups and who benefit financially from doing their bidding, at the expense of the real people and Mother Earth.

Many of his ideas and beliefs parallel those of the Hopi native Americans, whose prophecies as conveyed in the brilliant Ron Fricke film ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ have come to pass in our generation. I found it very interesting when Bunna said that his grand-father told him that humans are releasing ‘demons’ when they extract anything from the Earth…precisely as the Hopi warned, ‘If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.’

In the spirit of Chief Seattle, Bunna repeatedly delivered an admonition:  our true purpose as human beings is to love and care for Mother Earth and our family of life. Our failure to do so puts all of life at risk.

He also shared a repeating dream that he had several times, of trying ever harder to escape a giant blue-green tidal wave that engulfed even the mountain peaks where he was living at the time in the Wollumbin (Mt. Warning) caldera near Mullumbimby. These dreams motivated him to move away from the east coast of Australia…a region prophesied to be destroyed by a tidal wave in ancient aboriginal lore as well as in the powerful 1976 Peter Weir film ‘The Last Wave’.

Along the lines of what Stella Wheildon shared, Bunna relates that burndilya, or comets, asteroids and meteors are often the bringers of gooleagulra, or healing and medicine for Mother Earth.
I think it’s going to take a massive burndilya to heal the effects of human military-industrial civilization, as we continue to demonstrate that we have no intention of lifting our pedal from the metal.

'WHALE-DREAMERS' TRAILER

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STELLA WHEILDON INTERVIEW
INTERVIEW WITH STELLA WHEILDON, 'ON THE BRINK' RADIO WITH JEFF WEFFERSON, SEPTEMBER 2015 (ucy.tv)

ADANI CARMICHAEL:  AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST COAL MINE FREE TO PROCEED AFTER GREG HUNT GIVES APPROVAL

BP OIL SPILL IN BIGHT WOULD BE CASTROPHIC

"We don't need a Gulf of Mexico disaster in the Great Australian Bight," he said. "The waters are more treacherous and more remote."
BP and its partner, Statoil of Norway, want to use the A$755 million rig Ocean Great White to drill the first exploration well next year about 300 kilometres off the coast, south-west of Ceduna.


'THE WHALE-SONG MAN, THE OIL GIANT AND THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT'

"Oil company executives rhapsodise about the Great Australian Bight's potential as a last frontier containing massive reserves of what romanticists used to call black gold.  Bunna Lawrie speaks of the place in the poetry of a people who have lived at the edge of that frontier for maybe 50,000 years.

"I"m the whale song man from the Nullarbor on the Great Australian Bight," says Lawrie, who prefers to be called Bunna. "The Great Australian Bight is the greatest whale nursery on this planet. The whale story where I come from is my university, my school. It's the place where our beautiful southern right whales come to calve their young, to teach their young to travel on the next journey...Whales like sperm whales, blue whales, pygmy blue whales, killer whales, humpback whales – they travel down there to honour that great journey, that song, that story of the great white whale Jeedara that is there now."

'BIG OIL' DESTROYS THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT

WHALE-SONG PEOPLE STAND IN THE WAY OF OIL GIANTS

" Mirning people’s struggle has been relentless despite the betrayal of expectations from their presumption of Native Title rights and despite the power and influence that comes with the billions of dollars of the multinationals. The Mirning have refused to accept they are powerless...Australia has not been spared from environmental disasters such as that in the Gulf of Mexico – the 74 day Montara oil disaster took a huge toll off the Kimberley coast and will still be felt by the Timorese long into the future."


OCEAN ALLIANCE: GULF OF MEXICO STATUS REPORT
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded resulting in an uncontrolled release of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Superimposed on the threat of the oil, is the nearly two million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants that British Petroleum (BP) released into the Gulf to try and break up the oil. These chemicals have been used in unprecedented amounts and in untested ways.
THREATS TO MARINE MAMMALS
One major concern is the impact of this crisis on wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine mammals are a particular concern because they serve as sentinels for human health and because they are key species for both the ocean ecosystem and coastal economies. Marine mammals are at risk in this crisis.

The effects of dispersants on whales are unknown and have not been studied. They have also never been released into the environment in such massive quantities.

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HOPI PROPHECY

The Day of Purification
"The final stage, called the 'great day of purification,' has also been described as a 'mystery egg,' in which the forces of the swastika and the sun, plus a third force symbolized by the color red, culminate either in total rebirth, or total annihilation – we don’t yet know which, but the choice is ours. War and natural catastrophe may be involved. The degree of violence will be determined by the degree of inequity caused among the peoples of the world and in the balance of nature. In this crisis, rich and poor will be forced to struggle as equals to survive.
That it will be very violent is now almost taken for granted among traditional Hopi, but man may still lessen the violence by correcting his treatment of nature and fellow man. Ancient spiritually-based communities, such as the Hopi, must especially be preserved and not forced to abandon their wise way of life and the natural resources they have vowed to protect.
The Fate of Mankind
The Hopi play a key role in the survival of the human race, through their vital communion with the unseen forces that hold nature in balance, as an example of a practical alternative to the suicidal man-made system, and as a fulcrum of world events. The pattern is simple. 'The whole world will shake and turn red and turn against those who are hindering the Hopi.'
The man-made system now destroying Hopi is deeply involved in similar violations throughout the world. The devastating reversal predicted in the prophecies is part of the natural order. If those who thrive from that system, its money and its laws, can manage to stop it from destroying Hopi, then many may be able to survive the day of purification and enter a new age of peace. But if no one is left to continue the Hopi Way, then the hope for such an age is in vain.
The forces we must face are formidable, but the only alternative is annihilation. Still the man-made system cannot be corrected by any means that requires one’s will to be forced upon another, for that is the source of the problem. If people are to correct themselves and their leaders, the gulf between the two must disappear. To accomplish this one can only rely on the energy of truth itself.
The approach, which is the foundation of the Hopi way of life, is the greatest challenge a mortal can face. Few are likely to accept it. But once peace is established on this basis, and our original way of life is allowed to flourish, we will be able to use our inventive capacity wisely, to encourage rather than threaten life, and benefit everyone rather than giving advantage to a few at the expense of others. Concern for all living things will far surpass personal concerns, bringing greater happiness than could formerly be realized. Then all living things shall enjoy lasting harmony.
In several previous worlds the majority have advanced their technology in this way, even beyond what we know today. The consequent violations against nature and fellow humans caused severe imbalances which were resolved in the form of war, social disintegration and natural catastrophe. As each world reached the brink of annihilation, there remained a small minority who had managed to live in nearly complete accord with the infinite plan, as implied in the name, Hopi. Toward the final stages they would find themselves beset with signs of disintegration within, as well as enticing offers and severe threats from without, aimed toward forcing them to join the rest of the world."

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