Friday, April 25, 2014

Radiation Testing Initiative

This information comes from Ted Mahr, from Out of this World Alternative Talk

AN ACT Relating to Public Health and Safety and the policy of the State of Washington under Chapter 70, Revised Code of Washington; the testing of radiation levels in the air and waters of Washington and that of it’s shellfish, fish, and other marine life; the standards relating to these radiation levels to protect the citizens’ public health and safety; and in the furtherance of the protection of the health and safety of the citizens of Washington, a mandatory directive for the Governor of Washington to immediately consult with the Governors of Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, and the Premier of British Columbia (Canada) to establish a intergovernmental task force within 30 days to contact the Japanese Government and provide whatever assistance necessary to stop the 430 tons of extremely radioactive water from being dumped daily into the Pacific Ocean.  The Act declares this to be an emergency and to go into effect as soon as possible.


 NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.

The People find that:

(1) The Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan is at least 100 times worse (in terms of radiation) than the nuclear accident at Chernobyl, and already 900 quadrillion or a thousand trillion Becquerels have been released from Fukushima from 85 million gallons of extremely radioactive water, which have been dumped into the Pacific;

(2) Every day, up to 450 tons of extremely radioactive water are being dumped into the Pacific Ocean, or 80,000 gallons per day (with no end in sight), and there are absolutely no plans by the U.S. Federal or state governments, nor in Japan to put a stop to this horrendous whole scale pollution of the Pacific Ocean, nor to test the air, water, and fish and marine life;

(3) Radiation from Fukushima is now reaching the air and ocean waters of Washington and other states and the Province of British Columbia;

(4) The water borne radiation coming from Fukushima to the Pacific Ocean along the Washington Coast is ten times more radiation than all the atomic bombs dropped since Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II;

(5) The radiation is concentrating in the fish, shellfish, and marine life in Washington waters which threaten the health and safety of Washington’s citizens, and it’s seafood, fishing, and tourist industries, as well as all living things;

(6) In response, both the U.S. Federal Government, namely the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Washington State Department of Health and Washington Governor Inslee have refused to authorize the testing the waters, shellfish, fish, and marine life of the Pacific Ocean, and in fact the Obama Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have raised what is called the “Protective Action Guides” or PAGs to allow long term public exposure to radiation as high as 2000 millirems.  This would in effect increase a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30 year period, resulting in a dramatic increase in cancer and other deaths. In fact, in response to Fukushima, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has shut down 8 of their radiation monitoring stations;

(7) The Obama Administration has also increased the “acceptable” level of radioactive exposure from the Fukushima nuclear accident to 1,200 Becquerels per kilogram.  In contrast, Canada allows 1000 Becquerels per kilogram and Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare only allows amounts of down to 1 Becquerel of alpha-emitting nuclides of plutonium in drinking water and milk and diary products.

(8) There is no safe level of radiation and the new Obama radiation standards mean that many more people will now die from cancer and other radiation induced illnesses.  The People find that Obama’s new radiation standards are severely inadequate to provide any protection whatsoever to the citizens and people of Washington State.  Thus, the People find that new, lower standards will need to be immediately implemented.

For more information please email Ted Mahr

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Ritual Mystery of the Resurrection

by Dr. Jean Houston
Since we are getting close to Easter I thought that the essential ritual drama of the West would be an evocative way to explore ritual in its mythic and profoundly psychological dimension.
In the story of Jesus the resurrection is the essential miracle, the deepest mystery, and the greatest stumbling block. For us, it actually has more validity, greater personal meaning and power. How dare I make so blasphemous a statement? Easy. Consider it's history.
The miracle of the godded one who dies or is killed and comes back to life has a long and extraordinary history in the myths and ritual patterns of many cultures, most familiarly those of ancient Greece and the ancient Near East. Isis searches for the scattered parts of her husband, Osiris, binds them together and animates him to produce new life; Demeter calls forth her daughter, Persephone, from her dwelling place in the Kingdom of the Dead; Tammuz, Adonis, Dionysius all are destroyed and all are remade.
In the Greco-Roman world these acts of resurrection were celebrated in the Mystery Religions. These ecstatic forms of piety involved dramatic, highly ritualized inward journeys of anguish, grief, loss, resurrection, redemption, joy, and ecstasy. The Mystery Religions provided the alienated individual lost in the nameless masses of the Roman Empire with an intimate environment and community of the saved, in which he counted as a real person and in which he found a deeper identity. Identifying with the God-man or the Goddess-woman of the mystery cult, the initiate died to the old self and was resurrected to personal transfiguration and eternal life.
We know that in Egypt, Chaldea, Greece, and India the Mysteries sometimes involved initiation rites in which sufficiently trained neophytes were put into a three day death-like sleep by a hierophant or priest. In the esoteric schools it was thought that in these states the subtle body received the training it needed to impress upon the physical body a new order of being. This process involved the temporary surrender of the life spirit. There are even those who believe that Lazarus was in a state of death-like sleep when Christ called him forth.
The resurrection story of Jesus differs radically from that of the traditional mystery cult figures. By being historical, by living a human existence in space and time, Jesus brought a new dimension, that of human experience, to the trans personal and archetypal dimension of God-Identity. Read More

Monday, April 07, 2014

Astronomer Says Spiritual Phenomena Exist in Other Dimensions

By , Epoch Times

Albert Einstein stated that there are at least four dimensions. The fourth dimension is time, or spacetime, since Einstein said space and time cannot be separated. In modern physics, theories about the existence of up to 11 dimensions and the possibility of more have gained traction.
Carr, a professor of mathematics and astronomy at Queen Mary University of London, says our consciousness interacts with another dimension. Furthermore, the multi-dimensional universe he envisions has a hierarchical structure. We are at the lowest-level dimension.
“The model resolves well-known philosophical problems concerning the relationship between matter and mind, elucidates the nature of time, and provides an ontological framework for the interpretation of phenomena such as apparitions, OBEs [out-of-body experiences], NDEs [near-death-experiences], and dreams,” he wrote in a conference abstract.
Carr reasons that our physical sensors only show us a 3-dimensional universe, though there are actually at least four dimensions. What exists in the higher dimensions are entities we cannot touch with our physical sensors. He said that such entities must still have a type of space to exist in.
“The only non-physical entities in the universe of which we have any experience are mental ones, and … the existence of paranormal phenomena suggests that mental entities have to exist in some sort of space,” Carr wrote. Read More

‘The new normal’ will reach a tipping point

[] The latest report on climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is now out (“U.N. Panel Issues Alert on Global Warming,” April 1), and it’s based on about 12,000 peer-reviewed paper.  The warnings are clear and serious. Yet many people still deny that the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and excessive meat consumption are having much effect on world climates. One reason for this is that we tend to mentally adapt to slow changes and even talk about “the new normal,” as if that means that everything is OK in a slightly different way.
To put the new normal idea into perspective, consider something else that has been slowly changing. Since the 1970s, workers’ income compared to GDP growth has been slowly decreasing. In any given year things haven’t seemed to change much, and most people have adapted to a new normal about every decade or so. Suddenly, after many such new normals, it has been noticed that most people in this country aren’t doing well. Then in 2007 we hit a tipping point that was really devastating. While the wealthy have done very well since then, most of the people in this country and in the entire world have fared poorly. The latest new normal is hurting a lot of people.
Think of the slowly accumulating effects of climate change as like this economic trend. Everything seems bearable for a while, and we hesitate to do anything to change the underlying causes of the slowly developing problem. But at some point we will suddenly realize that the latest new normal is not something that we can adapt to. Tipping points analogous to the great recession of 2007 will suddenly make things even worse. It’s not too late to do something, but accepting continuous small changes to climates as OK will not be OK in the long run. Read More

Climate change could turn focus on Prairies for food production

This news article matches prophecies contained in the I AM America Teachings. - Lori

By Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald

With an international report on climate change identifying the impact of warming temperatures on land and water, experts in prairie agriculture say the industry needs to adapt so it can help meet the global demand for food.A report, Moving Toward Prairie Agriculture 2050, was presented last week at the Alberta Institute of Agrologists annual conference in Banff, where they addressed issues affecting the Prairie province’s economy — particularly agriculture, food and the environment.
The so-called green paper, which relied on the work of 23 experts in their field, discusses the need for agriculture to respond to climate change.
“There will be a great global demand on the Prairies to produce as much food, energy and protein as it possibly can, because other parts of the world will not be able to,” said the report’s co-editor Karin Wittenberg, associate dean of research in the faculty of agriculture and food sciences at the University of Manitoba. “We’re not going to be meeting that demand sustainably if we don’t have this kind of thinking and dialogue happening today.”
Generally, the report says a warming climate could harm the United States agricultural sector and move those opportunities north to the Prairies. Read More

NASA captures 'graceful eruption' from the sun

By Staff writer The Christian Science Monitor

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has snapped a spectacular video of a solar flare erupting from the sun. The space agency classified the flare, which peaked on April 2 at 10:05 a.m. EDT, as an M6.5, making it a mid-level eruption. M-class flares are a tenth as powerful than the most intense group of solar flares: X-class. The number after M indicates the strength of the flare. For example-- am M2 is twice as intense than an M1. Read More

Butterfly Becomes Fastest Of Its Kind To Adapt To Climate Change

by Katie Valentine for Climate Progress

One butterfly species has come back from the brink of extinction and is beginning to quickly adapt to warmer weather, new research has found.
The research, outlined in the Guardian and presented at the Butterfly Conservation’s international symposium, found that the quino checkerspot butterfly has both shifted its range to higher, cooler altitudes and has chosen an entirely new plant on which to lay its eggs. The butterfly, which lives in Mexico and California, was once prevalent, but habitat loss did a number on some colonies and climate change reduced a staple plant of the caterpillars’ diet, leading to more dropoff in butterfly numbers. Six years ago, scientists wondered whether the butterfly should be moved by humans to cooler climates, but the quino ended up not needing human help to adapt to climate change.
“Every butterfly biologist who knew anything about the quino in the mid-1990s thought it would be extinct by now, including me,” Camille Parmesan, professor at the Marine Sciences Institute at Plymouth University, told the Guardian.
Parmesan said that while the butterfly’s movement is encouraging to scientists who are trying to figure out how to save species from a warming climate, it also points to the need for habitat protection. If the butterflies — and potentially other species — adapt quickly enough to move to higher altitudes, it’s essential that healthy environments exist in those altitudes in which the butterflies can settle. It’s also essential that these species have corridors by which to move to higher altitudes, so that they can avoid getting killed by roads or long stretches of developed land. Read More