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Sylvapolitan Vibrationz

1. Michael 'Skeeter' Pilarski is a wildcrafting herbalist, master gardener, permaculture teacher, author, and event organizer. In humble service to Gaia, he is one her 'management-level' worker elves, de-lightfully engaged in the earth-repair network. Check out his Friends of the Trees organization - active since 1978!

2. Envisioned, and then founded by Tiara Kumara - in a great example of 'performing the Dream' - Children of the Sun is a global platform assisting in the world transformation of collective consciousness through the Unified Field, aka the planetary Grid of Light. Visualize a telepathic version of the internet, one that includes being 'online' with various galactic and interdimensional beings. Truly we externalize in technology our potentials via the 'wetware' of our body.

3. John of God (real name Joao Teixeira de Faria) has healed millions of people over the years, directly or indirectly. For over 50 year he has dedicated himself as a powerful healing medium and psychic surgeon. People come from all over the world to the small town of Abadiania, in central Brazil, where people are treated in the sanctuary 'Casa De Dom Inacio', a hospital essentially run by spirits and human volunteers. It is often filled with 100s of people seeking to be healed, wishing to pray or meditate in the highly charged energy-field here, or coming with gratitude for having already been healed. I've been here twice and can't recommend it enough. Come for a minimum of two weeks, or ideally a month or more. Friends of the Casa and Traveling to the Casa are, I think, the two best websites if you are planning a visit.

4. The Human-Fairy Relations Congress is an annual event, in late June, in the Eastern Cascades of Washington. It is all about re-establishing a positive harmonic between the human and Devic realms, as the Nature spirit kin-dom has been understandably disconcerted by the unconscionable behavior of much of humanity in recent centuries. Those of us humans who seek amends gather here (I've gone to 6 of the 8 congresses so far) to help to rectify the situation, to revitalize the old alliance traditions, and help create new ones by which we may again communicate and work together. The goal is "not to escape the outer world but to positively affect it. At this time of multiple crises on earth we feel it is very important to seek alliances with as many light forces as possible in other realms. Mother Earth and the fairy realms ARE big players in what is transpiring on the planet. Many humans, fairies, devas, angels and spiritual beings come together to create an outpouring of education and celebration. The fairy and devas who attend the Fairy Congress are spiritually advanced and very intelligent. We approach the fairies and devas with respect and love as co-creators of this event. It is a rare event for humans to experience so much fairy energy and such an outpouring of fairy/devic blessings. Participants are requested to tune into their fairy friends, angels and spirit-guides in the higher realms and invite them to the Congress. We are all Light Beings and each of us has the potential to assist in the widening of communication between our realms, in cooperation with the great Deva Light Beings who work with all of Earth's plants, animals and life forms." A high and happy event, and getting better each year!

6. Founded by Dr. Ralph Metzner, the Green Earth Foundation is an educational and research organization dedicated to the healing and harmonizing of the relationships between humanity and the Earth, through a recognition of the energetic and spiritual interconnectedness of all life-forms in all worlds. The consciousness studies include knowledge about psychoactive plants and substances, shamanism, earth-mythology, ecological studies, and eco- or green psychology. Ralph is a pioneer in the intellectual integration of the teaching of Gaia, and beyond, thru the plants and related bridges to the Higher self. He is especially relevant if you are in a university setting, and need to articulate your Visionary experiences with academia. He reently started a blog, which is good reading when you need to resist the urge to surf into the global soap opera known as the mainstream news.

7. Reality Sandwich, "evolving consciousness bite by bite'. An increasingly successful forum for sylvapolitan-related thinking and activities.

10. I was at a Village Building Convergence a few years ago, and there were these people there selling books, a series (7 at the time I think) all about this phenomenal woman from Russia named Anastasia. I was intrigued, and bought book 1. Its the story of a trader traveling to Siberian who comes across this woman living alone in the forest. . . . "Discovered in 1995, Anastasia lives in the wilderness—for the most part without warm clothes, food cultivation or man-made shelter—and survives on fruit, nuts, berries and mushrooms, brought to her by "wild" animals with which she lives in peaceful harmony. She is considered to be a surviving member of an ancient Vedic civilization whose extraordinary powers and knowledge FAR EXCEED anything known today. She displays the most developed psychic and mental powers including remote viewing and healing, mind reading and seemingly perfect memory. When challenged to solve some of society's most complex problems, after only just a few minutes (spent lying on her back on the ground, with eyes closed and just her fingertips twitching) she has provided answers in such incredible detail (including formulas and ratios!) witnesses have been left flabbergasted." The Anastasia books are having a huge effect on Russian society (and surely they are ready for a change: sterile Stalin-era apartment flat living in a largely mafia-run society, or eco-villages? not a hard choice!), similar, I think, to the effect the Carlos Castenada books had in the 1970's as Don Juan and Anastasia speak that mysterious, extraordinary, and self-transforming wisdom. These books are getting around . . .

11. Amma - what can you a say! "In the morning of the 27th of September 1953, in a small poor fishing village, Parayakadavu in the Quilon district of Kerala, a baby girl was born. Her parents gave her the name Sudhamani. She came into this world not in tears as babies usually do, but with a beaming smile on her face, as if prophesying the joy and bliss she was to bring to the world. Sudhamani spent the years of her childhood and teens immersed in intense spiritual practices in order to present a living example for the world. Even as a small child, she could often be found absorbed in deep meditation, totally oblivious of her surroundings. By the age of five, she had already begun composing devotional songs laden with deep mystical insight. Another quality that was clearly manifest in Sudhamani from this tender age was her love and compassion toward her fellow human beings. Though only a child, Sudhamani did whatever she could to ease the suffering of her elderly neighbors. She washed their clothes, bathed them and even brought them food and clothing from her own home. This habit of giving away things from her family’s house landed her in deep trouble. However, no amount physical abuse or punishment could stop the expression of her inborn compassion. She later said, " An unbroken stream of Love flows from me towards all beings in the cosmos. That is my inborn nature." ‘Amma’ as she is known all over the world today, has inspired and started innumerable humanitarian services. She has earned international recognition for her outstanding contributions to the world community. She is recognized as an extraordinary spiritual leader by the United Nations and by the people all over the world. Though Amma makes no claims herself, those who watch her closely notice that she is the greatest example of her teaching. Her disciples and believers imbibe her teachings by just watching her. For the past 35 years Amma has dedicated her life to the uplifting of suffering humanity through the simplest of gestures – an embrace. In this intimate manner Amma had blessed and consoled more than 25 million people throughout the world. When someone asked Amma why she receives every person who comes to her in a loving embrace Amma replied, “ If you ask the river,' why do you flow?' what can it say?” Amma spends most of her waking hours receiving the distressed and all who come to her for comfort, day after day without a break. Once a press reporter asked Amma how was it possible for her to embrace each and every one in the same loving way, even if they were diseased or unpleasant. Amma replied, “ When a bee hovers over a garden of varied flowers, what it beholds is not the difference between the flowers but the honey within them. Similarly Amma sees the same Supreme Self in each and every one.” As Dr. Jane Goodall, while presenting Amma with the 2002 Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence said, "She stands here in front of us. God's love in a human body." Amma is a blessing to the planet in these times, and radiates a sphere of High Loving energy that it behooves any of us to immerse ourselves in when we are presented the opportunity. Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

 

In Portlandia

1. Located in the outer edge of Portland, Tryon Life Community Farm (TFC) is permaculture living in the city. "The site is nestled into Tryon Creek State Park, a 650-acre ecosystem of towering firs, cedars and diverse Northwest forest. Just a few hundred feet from the steelhead-bearing creek lie these seven acres of rolling meadow, gardens, homes, naturally-built structures, and wooded cliffs: a unique sustainability educational facility and community gathering place." I've have done talks and songs circles at this place, and it continues to be a blessed resource and point of light for the sylvapolitan tribe in the NorthWest. They also have an impressive cob sauna!

2. "The City Repair Project was formed in Portland, Oregon in 1996 by citizen activists to create a more community-oriented and ecologically sustainable society. Born out of a successful grassroots neighborhood initiative that converted a residential street intersection into a neighborhood public square, City Repair began its work with the idea that localization (of culture, of economy, of decision-making) is a necessary foundation of sustainability. By reclaiming urban spaces to create community-oriented places, we plant the seeds for greater neighborhood communication, empower our communities and nurture our local culture." City Repair is a mostly volunteer organization involved in a number a projects that have the effect of 'villagizing' life in Portland, greening the city, and making it a much easier place for me, and others attuned to the Nature program, to live. One significant project is an event in the Spring call the Village Building Convergence (VBC). "The VBC is a 10-day event held each spring, where a convergence of citizens, natural builders and activists come together to help neighborhoods design and build their own community amenities." All kind of workparties, talks, workshops, etc. to learn to think, be, and do in eco-conscious ways. Activities often involve deconstructing structures of Empire, like depaving parking lots, which when done as a group is symbolically potent, and usually a lot of FUN. I've done a number of talks and song-circles myself at the these events.

3. Yoga is one of things that if you have addictive tendenices, like me, you can use to channel those tendencies in a positive direction. The People's Yoga is where I go to yoga classes. Its located in the NE on Killingsworth and 31st. Its cheap, sparse, no yoga-ego boutique, they got LOTS of doable classes everyday, and I LOVE the teachers. I bow to their lotus feet and thanx them so much for all they do. Many hugs to them and all the yoga-tribe where we may be! Yay!!

4. Ecstatic dance - known as 'Sacred Circle' - in Portland, Sunday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30. I go most Sundays when I'm in tgown. Its Krazy, as such things should be.

4. Common Ground Wellness Center, is the co-operative of which I belong. If you are looking for a massage, reiki, accupuncture, naturopathy, and so, this is an excellent resurce. This also the place where you can go for the urban hot tub / sauna experience. You can get a massage sandwich (sauna, massage, sauna) here. I also recommend you go to a yoga class, or the ecstatic dance thing, and finish up with a good final sweat and shower. City life!

 

Musica

1. Lost son of Ozzy Ozbourne? Incarnate of John Lennon? Shimshai is a prodigious musical talent out of Santa Cruz, and huge influence on my own musical tastes and development.. If you haven't heard him, I highly suggest you get some CD's ~ they're all good. Rooted in Reggae and the Essene gospels, his angelic sound has a evolved in to a multi-cultural medicine Vibe. Om Shanti.

 

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