February 2011


As anyone who has read my first book will know, back in the 1980s I spent a considerable amount of time in the Hunza, the Shangri La-like kingdom perched in the vertiginous convergent ranges of the Himalaya, the Hindu Kush and the Karakorum. I loved the place and the people. It came as a shock (pun intended) when the Hunza was rocked by a huge earthquake at precisely the time Iraq was being blasted by American bombs a few years later.  I always wondered if there was a connection between the bombing and the quake.

Last year I interviewed Ashiya Austin and she spoke of HAARP, amongst other things. It was the first I’d heard of HAARP. Then, just two hours ago, I decided to stop in to see a friend/neighbour while walking up the hill after a lovely after-work swim. Lucia was teaching a yoga class in our new place and I didn’t want to rush home and disturb the class. It’s quite a small house we’re now in. This friend brought up the potential connection being made by some between HAARP and the recent disastrous Christchurch quake. They also mentioned people getting sick from chem-trails over Whangarei which is only two hours from here. The skin on a Whangarei friend’s hands was a series of open cracks. This I find interesting as I had horrible eczema all my life (with open cracks on the knuckles of my fingers right into my late twenties. The eczema only cleared when I began living in low-pollution places and eating an organic vegetarian diet.

Anyways, when I sat down to write 30 minutes ago I opened up my inbox and found an email from another friend with the following slightly edited information, link and video. I leave it to you to make your own interpretation. It sounds more bizarre than a Robert Ludlum thriller.

PAUSE THE VIDEO AND DO READ THE ANNOTATIONS THOROUGHLY. THEY ARE FULL OF FACTS I COULDN’T FIT IN THE VIDEO.

I threw this together very fast. Try to connect the dots. The clues are blatant. It gets more and more obvious that man-made earthquakes are real and being executed globally and at an alarming rate. Wake up to the forbidden truth that has been hidden from you. It’s scarier than science fiction.

You do not need a fault line to be able to produce a man-made earthquake, HAARP can create quakes anywhere there is water or trapped moisture; our planet is honeycombed with water and pockets of gas. HAARP can move tectonic plates in any direction it is aimed at. Scalar waves which are generated off of EM waves can accomplish this. There are countless top secret HAARP array’s worldwide. Stop focusing on just the HAARP in Alaska because it’s one of the only publicly known antenna farms. Top secret above and underground HAARP facilities cover the globe.

For more on HAARP here’s the official HAARP Website:  

http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/gen.html

A little on HAARP dangers here:

http://www.bariumblues.com/haarp_dangers.htm

My interview with Ashiya Austin:

https://insearchofsimplicity.com/2009/10/26/the-swine-flu-agenda/

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Rather than running to your doctor when you feel unwell,  first ask: “How can I help myself?” or, even better: “What can I do to help my fellow man?”

Geoffrey Morell

From dairy farmer to energy healer and medical intuitive, Geoffrey Morell has led a full life. Now in his 85th year, he and his wife, Sally Fallon-Morell, recently purchased a farm with the intention of establishing a dairy herd for the production of raw, organic milk. Why would a man in his golden years do such a thing, you might ask? Geoffrey Morell is the co-founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation and raw milk is one of the wonder foods espoused by the foundation. Besides, the man has found a way to tap into the fountain of youth—continue to dream, follow through on your dreams and begin every day with a simple request of the Universe (my paraphrasing): Please bring to me the people and circumstances on this day to allow me best to serve.

Sally Fallon-Morell and Geoffrey Morell

Geoffrey Morell, originally from New Zealand and now living near Washington D.C., was back in our fair land to attend the 100th birthday celebration of his uncle, Owen Maria. More on that in a forthcoming interview and blog. I interviewed Geoffrey last year when he visited to celebrate Owen’s 99th birthday. Longevity must run in the family. His earlier interview can be found here.

In our hour on the air on Voices from the North together this time around he shared several key points:

  • To be a healer requires three things: 1. The need to be receptive; 2. The need to change your way of thinking; 3. The need to change your way of eating. And to be a healer requires the banishment of three words from your emotional vocabulary—ego, jealousy and hate.
  • Geoffrey’s own methods of healing began after many years of meditation. He was then visited in the inner realms by Jesus, Sai Baba and a blonde woman who collectively instructed him.
  • Healers and others coming into contact with the public need to take steps to ground themselves.
  • Approximately one in 20 people that Geoffrey sees have entities attached to them. They come from three sources: 1. Not letting go of loved ones when they die. 2. Using a Ouija board. 3. Some form of voodoo.
  • Rather than running to your doctor when you feel unwell, Geoffrey suggests you first ask: “How can I help myself?” or, even better: “What can I do to help my fellow man?” And ask that all imperfections be removed.
  • Beware of unfermented soy products including baby formula. More on that here.

Anyone who follows my writing and broadcasts knows I’m been a long-term mostly raw food vegetarian/vegan. I don’t like to pigeon-hole myself by belonging to any particular belief structure or system. I tend to agree with Krishnamurti who said there is little freedom in ‘isms’. I recently attended a presentation by vegan friends. They quoted T. Colin Campbell’s interpretation of the China Study, saying there are grave health dangers in consuming dairy products, claiming many people are unable to digest the casein in milk. Campbell claims cancer could be almost be eliminated by avoiding animal products.

Then, along comes the ever-youthful Geoffrey Morell, who claims we should be consuming the nutrient-dense foods of our ancestors including animal broths and raw milk. Who’s right? I leave that one for you to decide. I used to think the world was painted in black and white. I tend to see it in gradients from black to white now, with vivid splashes of colour as well, of course  There are those who claim the Weston A. Price Foundation is based on outdated science. There are others who claim that a vegan lifestyle can leave you bereft of necessary vitamins and minerals. For example Dr. Ben Kim says:

If you are a strict vegan eating mainly whole, unprocessed plant foods, and you are experiencing health challenges, you can probably experience dramatically better health just by adding some organic eggs to your diet. Organic eggs from free range birds and organic butter are two foods that will provide you with essential nutrients that are not abundant or present at all in plant foods and may not conflict with your compassion for animals.

Dr. Kim’s complete article can be found here: http://chetday.com/strictvegandiet.htm  

Every step in each of our journeys is valid. We can all learn from each other and we will find peace when we can truly embrace and love one another, regardless of our beliefs. I wish you all peace and the best of health, John

Listen to the he complete inspiring interview with Geoffrey Morell below:

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Simplicity is really using the minimum that you need to enjoy the fullest life.

Benjamin Crème

The following words were found in the December 2010 issue of Share International. They are from Benjamin Crème’s The Art of Living.

Simplicity has a role to play because as the path of evolution is followed, you find that all creatures, first of all, want to do nothing but eat. Then as the organisms become more and more complex, so their needs become more complex. Then you get human beings, a massive 6.5 billion of us living on planet Earth, living the most complicated lives, creating an infinite number of goods of all kinds, usable and unusable, useful and useless, which are filling the shops and the storehouses of the whole world. That is not to count the millions of tons of useless armaments which clutter and threaten the world.

Just take a walk down one of the main avenues in Tokyo, for example, and go the area where you can buy technology of all kinds: mobile phones, cameras, televisions or computers. You can buy millions of them. Every building is filled, from the first floor to the 20th, with nothing but all kinds of communication gadgets.

Will it get simpler? Is simplicity a part of it? I would say that simplicity is very much to do with the art of living. My experience is that as humanity grows and life becomes more and more filled with objects, with technologies, it becomes less and less simple, and it goes further away from what we are calling the art of living. We do not know how to live. It is not a good way to live, to fill storehouses with all these call phones and computers. They should be distributed if useful, or not made if useless. It is commercialization gone mad.

As we evolve, as the art of living develops in humanity, as we are willing to give up somewhat this complicated overproduction, we will find that simplicity is the keynote.

Simplicity is really using the minimum that you need to enjoy the fullest life. The fullest life can be lived as an art, but it needs simplicity. So that when we enter the New Age properly; when the art of living is taken seriously by humanity and is being recognized and developed; when harmlessness and the Law of Sacrifice are controlling it, then you will find a greater and greater simplicity also. The ‘wilderness experience’ will show humanity the need for simplicity. And the more complex the life, as in, perhaps, America today, the more difficult it may be to accept the simplicity of the future. But it will be a happier time because there is great happiness to be had in simplicity.

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The Art of Living

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My thanks to John K. for sending this to me. There are so many ways to get messages across. Here’s another highly effective and very funny one.

Radio host, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.

“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

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Tomorrow I’ve been asked to give a talk to a group of women belonging to various churches around the area. One of the themes I’ll be presenting is the idea of moving into that place of personal power which acknowledges one’s ability to access from within that which is needed in the outer world. It seems to me that many of us still cling to the Piscean patriarchal paradigm in which we seek authorities outside of ourselves to point us in the right directions. We often give our power to these authorities and I’m not convinced this has always been in our best interests. These authorities—doctors, lawyers, bankers, priests, politicians, teachers and even parents—often have the best of intentions but do they hold the best of answers? If we are to move forward as individuals and as a race, we need to transcend the ‘mistakes’ of the past and lift our thinking and our actions to new levels of awareness. As Einstein stated and as I’ve paraphrased before, we won’t solve our problems with the same consciousness that created them.

Glenn Colquhoun is a physician and an award winning poet. He used to live not far from here. I will be sharing one of his poems tomorrow and I’d like to share it with you here. It comes from his book: Playing GOD The poem is called: When I am in doubt.

When I am in doubt

I talk to surgeons.

I know they will know what to do.

 

They seem so sure.

 

Once I talked to a surgeon.

He said that when he is in doubt

He talks to priests.

Priests will know what to do.

 

Priests seem so sure.

 

Once I talked to a priest.

He said that when he is in doubt

He talks to God.

God will know what to do.

 

God seems so sure.

 

Once I talked to God.

He said that when he is in doubt

He thinks of me.

He says I will know what to do.

 

I seem so sure.

Do we need intermediaries or should we listen inside for that still, small voice that never leads us astray? I know you know the answer. You seem so sure.

Blessings, John

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“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

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Richard Weatherly is an entertaining storyteller. He’s certainly one of a kind. One of life’s unforgettable characters. Former director of the New Zealand International Film Festival and, more recently, proprietor of the Swamp Palace cinema in the Oruru Community Hall, he speaks with reverence for his past and the past of picture theatres in New Zealand. This Voices from the North interview is as much about Twentieth Century New Zealand history as it is about Richard. When I say proprietor of the Swamp Palace I mean all of the following: cinema director, manager, projectionist, ticket-seller, sweets dispenser and ‘sit on the balcony railing tell you about the film’ Richard Weatherly.put up fierce competition to cinemas. Of course this was followed by television and, more recently multiplexes sprang up, signalling the end for many of the traditional picture theatres.

Richard points out that in the mid 50s New Zealand was listed in the Guinness Book of Records. There were more cinema seats here per head of population than in any other country in the world. The average New Zealander went out to the movies two-and-a-half times a week.

The Swamp Palace

This is a warmly nostalgic and informative interview, harkening back to a bygone era that existed not so very long ago when projectionists roamed the land, bringing films and sometimes projection equipment to small motion picture theatres all over the country, including the Oruru Hall and the Mangonui Hall right here in our little part of New Zealand.

Richard gives a detailed overview of censorship, from its beginning in the Great War in 1916 to the huge range of ratings Richard grew up with in the 50s and 60s: G, Y, A, R13, R16, R18, R21 and S. An S (special) certificate could be awarded by the national censor to a film with unusual qualities. The Sound of Music was released in New Zealand with an S rating: Especially suitable for family entertainment. The famous early 60s documentary Sky Above  Mud Below, filming the exploits of a French couple amongst the forgotten nude to semi-nude tribes of Papua New Guinea received an S rating which stated: Nudity and native customs may prove embarrassing to young women.  As Richard points out, the film was hugely successful with young women. They sat stoically throughout the filming until a young tribes-woman was shown nursing a child on one breast and a pig on the other!

The interview was enormously educational for me, as I grew up in the 60s and 70s in Canada, a different time and place altogether. Richard speaks of the dress codes that existed in cinemas and of the days of permanent reserves of seats in Auckland—in which the patron paid for a specific seat whether they showed up or not. And these were the days of the pubs closing at 6.00 pm so evening pictures had little competition.

This began to change in the 50s when radio—the likes of Selwyn Toogood with his It’s in the Bagprogramme—put up fierce competition to cinemas. Of course this was followed by television and, more recently multiplexes sprang up, signalling the end for many of the traditional picture theatres.

I encourage you to listen to the complete interview below. Richard tells of the safety on the Auckland buses for children (without their parents), the joy of the Sunday drive, visa versa parties and much more. All and all, this is a highly entertaining and informative interview with selections of music from Janice Joplin and Grace Slicks.

Link to 2002 article about Richard’s exploits with Lord of the Rings

And a link to an article of when Richard left the area.

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Here’s one that just arrived in my inbox. John

Public Banking in America
Washington State Joins a Nationwide Movement
by Ellen Brown
Global Research, January 25, 2011
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Bills were introduced on January 18 in both the House and Senate of the Washington State Legislature that add Washington to the growing number of states now actively moving to create public banking facilities.

The bills, House Bill 1320 and Senate Bill 5238, propose creation of a Washington Investment Trust (WIT) to “promote agriculture, education, community development, economic development, housing, and industry” by using “the resources of the people of Washington State within the state.”

Currently, all the state’s funds are deposited with Bank of America. HB 1320 proposes that in the future, “all state funds be deposited in the Washington Investment Trust and be guaranteed by the state and used to promote the common good and public benefit of all the people and their businesses within [the] state.”

The legislation is similar to that now being studied or proposed in states including Illinois, Virginia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, California and others.

The effort in Washington State draws heavily on the success of the 92-year-old Bank of North Dakota (BND), currently the only state-wide publicly-owned U.S. bank. The BND has helped North Dakota escape the looming budgetary disaster facing other states. In 2009, North Dakota sported the largest budget surplus it had ever had.

The Wall Street Credit Crisis Is Crippling State and Municipal Governments

That state budget deficits are reaching crisis proportions was underscored in the January 19 New York Times:

[A]lmost everywhere the fiscal crisis of states has grown more acute. Rainy day funds are drained, cities and towns have laid off more than 200,000 people, and Arizona even has leased out its state office building. . . .

“It’s the time of the once unthinkable . . . ,” noted Lori Grange, deputy director of the Pew Center on the States. “Whether there are tax increases or dramatic cuts to education and vital services, the crisis is bad . . . .”

The “once unthinkable” includes not only draconian cuts in services, increases in taxes, and sale of public assets, but now filing for bankruptcy. States are not currently allowed to go bankrupt, but a move is afoot in Congress to change all that. Bankruptcy proceedings would allow states to escape pension and other contractual obligations, following the dubious lead of such megacorporations as General Motors and Continental Airlines.

Meanwhile, fears of state bankruptcy have caused state and municipal bond values to plummet and borrowing costs to soar. As with Greece and Ireland, rumors of bankruptcy become a self-fulfilling prophecy, bringing out the hedge funds and short sellers that turn prophecy into reality.

Addressing the Problem at Its Source: The North Dakota Model

While drastic spending cuts are being proposed and implemented, the states’ woes are not the result of over-spending. Rather, they were caused by loss of revenues and increased borrowing costs resulting from the Wall Street banking crisis. Jammed with toxic assets, derivatives, and the subprime mortgage debacle, the Wall Street credit machine ground to a halt in the fall of 2008 and has still not recovered.

And it is here, in generating credit for the state, that the Bank of North Dakota has been spectacularly successful. By providing affordable, low interest credit for business expansion, new businesses and students, the BND has helped North Dakota sidestep the credit crisis altogether.

The BND partners with private banks, providing a secondary market for mortgages; offers “wholesale” banking services such as check clearing and liquidity support to private banks; and invests in North Dakota municipal bonds to support economic development. In the last ten years, the BND has returned more than a third of a billion dollars to the state’s general fund. North Dakota is one of the few states to consistently post a budget surplus.

Unlike private banks, public banks don’t speculate or gamble on high risk “financial products.” They don’t pay outrageous salaries and bonuses to their management, who are salaried civil servants. The profits of the bank are all returned to the only shareholder – the people.

Washington State Representative Bob Hasegawa, a prime sponsor of the Washington legislation, called the proposal for a publicly-owned bank “a simple concept that will reap huge benefits for Washington.” In a letter to constituents, he explained, “The concept (is) to keep taxpayers’ money working here in Washington to build our economy. Currently, all tax revenues go into a ‘Concentration Account’ held by the Bank of America. BoA makes money off our money and we never see those profits again. Instead, we can create our own institution and keep taxpayers’ dollars here in Washington, working for Washington.”

Hasegawa said a key feature of the Washington banking institution is that it will work in partnership with financial institutions, community-based organizations, economic development groups, guaranty agencies, and others. He said the Washington Investment Trust will offer “transparency, accountability, and accuracy of financial reporting,” a welcome change from the accounting tricks common among the large Wall Street money center banks today.

A public hearing on HB 1320 is scheduled for Tuesday, January 25th, at 1:30pm. The bill is assigned to the Business and Financial Services Committee in the House and the Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee in the Senate.

For more information on the movement for publicly-owned banks, see http://PublicBankingInstitute.org.

Ellen Brown wrote this article for YES! Magazine, a national, nonprofit media organization that fuses powerful ideas with practical actions. Ellen is an attorney and the author of eleven books, including Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free. Her websites are http://webofdebt.com and http://ellenbrown.com.
Ellen

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“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

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