Giant Step Evolution

3 07 2013
Sign of The Times

Sign of The Times

Collective Evolution -a Firsthand Account

The Quantum Lime Flavoured rEvolution has been witnessing first-hand evidence that humanity may be evolving in ways hitherto unrecognized, unimagined and unrecorded. That is until now. It’s really happening folks. Why just yesterday it was reported that a member of the USA Senate learned to walk upright. Not only that but an Executive at Monsanto used sign language to ask for a banana.  This is giant step evolution at it’s best. To celebrate the best, the bravest and most noteworthy though you really have to look at the Collective Evolution online media portal and the work of one Joe Martino and friends. An article titled The Big Myth “This is How it Has to Be caught my eye. Some finely tuned ideas here on some of my favourite Quantum riffs. Yes you Do create your own reality – as much as some would like to argue that they don’t. To those people we can only say that denial is not a river in Egypt. But far be it from me to harp on the negative. yes I did straighten up and I did fly right. And I learned to accentuate the positive. Now it’s all up to YOU.





Cornell West’s Catastrophic Love

1 07 2013
Blues Legend Robert Johnson

Blues Legend Robert Johnson

What is The Bluesman?

“The Blues responds to the catastrophic with compassion; without drinking from the cup of bitterness. Not with revenge but with justice . . .that’s the best of the Blues you see . . .Cornell West. See the whole interview





Killer Robots – Time to say NO!

31 05 2013
Of all the sickening things we could do to ourselves, this one is surely ri9ght up there with the worst of them. Say NO three times a day. Say it to your friends. Say it on trains and in lifts. JUST SAY NO

Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

Killer robots. It’s obviously time to turn back on this road of soulless human misery and destruction. What to do? On this issue people just have to say NO. No to killer robots.  Check this story out and keep visualizing peace, prosperity, abundance, enlightenment and authentic freedom for all – it may not happen overnight, but it will happen.

From the Sydney Morning Herald Online

Should robots be allowed to take a human life, without direct supervision or command? 

Science fiction met reality at the United Nations in Geneva overnight where this question was debated at a meeting of the Human Rights Council. 

UN special rapporteur Christof Heyns told the council that countries are developing armed robots that can kill without the need for human choice or intervention and they need to call a halt before it’s too late. More . . .

IT’S TIME TO ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE NO PROPOSITION ON THIS ONE FOLKS. LOBBY, MAKE A NOISE. MARCH IF YOU CAN. WRITE LETTERS AND KEEP VISUALIZING PEACE IN OUR TIME





A comment on the contemporary music industry

10 12 2012
Soulman O'Gaia part of a global rEvolutionj

Soulman O’Gaia part of a global rEvolution

Is music finding it’s SOUL?

This post is a reply to Annie’s comment on Big Yellow Taxi and The Quantum Goddess

. . .sometimes as i hear the seemingly endless tide of automatic pop, junk music and disposable pap, I feel we have lost something. To balance that view perhaps we can also consider that there was also a lot of bad music made back then and we now have the luxury of selective listening. Nevertheless . . .it’s undoubtedly true that they’re not making music like they used to. There are certain complexities here that demand a deeper analysis. A laundry list of considerations follows 1) A lot of the great music that we love from that time (the 60s?) was the result of a hard-core commercial music industry. There is a relentless middle-of-the road factor playing out there. 2) The distribution channels for this music were, by today’s standards, limited and tightly controlled so what we are seeing is a very thin slice of possibility 3) Today’s commercial-industrial music is often pretty dire. House music and variants have spread virally into contemporary music so it’s hard to find pop music that hasn’t been robotized 4) There is good and even great music being made today. The advent of the internet and digital recording have brought musical production and global distribution into the reach of every-person. The results are far less tightly controlled than the music industry of the past 5) The profusion of both professional and semi-professional music available on global distribution platforms like Youtube, iTunes, Grooveshark et al means that a lot of music that was not released commercially previously and therefore carrying limited incentive for musicians to produce . . .is now available 6) New classical forms have emerged from contemporary musical culture. Classical meaning simply “excellent” music. Take for example Jazz. There is a lot of truly excellent jazz music being performed in little (and sometimes in BIG) places round the world. Add to this the influences of “world music”. 7) The bigger picture reveals a world in which consumers need to be more conscious, discriminating and aware of who they are being in relation to musical taste and consumption, and where and how they find, discover, share and celebrate and listen.  A great example is the busker or market performer. Just because they are close enough to reach out and touch or to say hello to, doesn’t mean they are not as fabulous as the famous and unreachable. This requires of us that we participate in the adventure of our own lives. If you want to break free of the restrictions the system develop some discrimination and discover what is quite likely in your own backyard. The music game has well and truly changed with more power in the hands of artists and audiences. This seems to be a journey in which we are all being given expanded opportunities and new cultural and personal responsibilities.

Rather than just talk about this as an abstract concept let’s provide an example of what is being said above. There is an excellent musician who goes by the name of Soulman O’Gaia.  Soul along with his beautiful muse and wife Kiora, does the troubadour rounds in Northern NSW and South East Queensland of Australia – out of a well traveled van. You wouldn’t hear him on commercial radio – he doesn’t have a commercial recording contract. Dr Quantum has enjoyed listening to Soul at various markets from Byron Bay to Eumundi. He has also appeared at Woodford and a variety of concerts in this area. Here is a musical treasure. I have heard Soul performing in a little open tent with ten or twelve other gobsmacked punters who were happening by. You can purchase Soul’s CDs at his little market stage for $20, or you can hire him for a private party or function or, and here’s the really amazing intersection to all this . . .you can listen to his music from anywhere in the world, or purchase his CDs online on his website. Soulman O’Gaia official web site.





Coal Seam Gas – The Monster in The Room

14 11 2012

Coal Seam Gas is the new Godzilla

Shocking stories about the abuse of power and the corruption of the powerful via the undue influence of business bucks is nothing new. Examples of this confront us almost daily in the media. There is a global army of world weary citizens who are saturated with cynicism. And we have seen that there are indeed limits to just how much people are willing to put up with. There is a pattern to how this plays out. Take for example the Arab Spring uprisings. The whole thing was triggered by one frustrated person, so appalled by the unfairness and corruption of one particular official that he set himself on fire. A match alight in a tinder box.

The key to understanding this phenomenon is that the conditions were so ripe and ready for change that it could have been any number of different individuals in relation to any number of different corrupt public officials that ignited the spark. We call it the tipping point. It is this emergent chain-reaction that has lead to the rewriting of the political landscape in the Middle East. Of course it is not required for a person to self immolate in order for a tipping point of public dissatisfaction to be reached. In our media infused world we see that these movements are now constant ripples and currents moving through societies and reshaping them. To put it bluntly people are pissed off and hungry for the next public example of the failure of adequate governance. People have had enough and people are hungry to blame their elected representatives who have failed to govern effectively. This brings us to Coal Seam Gas – the monster in the room. And the news just in.

Researchers at Southern Cross University have discovered that large amounts of methane gas, carbon dioxide and other gasses are leaking from Australia’s biggest gas field at Tara QLD (see video below for previous action by farmers at Tara). Ben Cubby writing in the Sydney Morning Herald chose his words more carefully. He said:Vast amounts of methane appear to be leaking undetected. OK . . .appear to be leaking. This is interesting because a white paper released last week predicts a wholesale expansion of Australia’s Coal Seam Gas industry and calls for environmental objections to be removed to facilitate large scale gas extraction. Oh really?!!!

One may conjecture that there are so many snouts in the trough of coal seam gas dollars that there is no room left for any more pigs. The thing to understand is that a trough is a low-point. And pigs will happily eat shit. But Coal Seam Gas dollars are a favourite excrement of the porcine brethren at the moment. Enjoy piggies. You will make lovely rashers of bacon and legs of ham for those connoisseurs of the swine flesh – the dissatisfied and appalled public incensed and incendiary by apocalyptic media storms of the truth revealed. Methane gas is considered to be the most damaging of green-house gasses. Far more damaging than carbon dioxide as a contributor to global warming. And so now if we can’t rely on the left-wingers of politics to look out for the common future of humanity and the broad interests of the people then we must expect that nature will indeed take it’s course. Ham and bacon rolls coming right up folks.

The pollies must understand that the business swine is the great tempter of the political pig. Consider these pearls of wisdom from Rick Wilkinson – chief operating officer of APPEA the industry body.

“Incomplete research from Southern Cross University academics this week lacks the basics of scientific rigour. What is presented as research is in reality a funding submission.”

Thank you Rick. Pop yourself into the pan like a good piglet. I’ll have mine with eggs and toast.

News Flash: And this news just in The cowboys were in control : Foley attacks former colleagues





Growth – And What’s Wrong with The Media Anyway?

11 10 2012

Green Man – huge potential for growth

True Growth Potential Remains Unrecognized

Michael Feller (is that feller as in tree feller or feller as in bloke?) makes some dubious comments in the Sydney Morning Herald recently in an article that starts out appearing to condemn the God of Economic Growth and then makes a catastrophic error.

Media studies is required now more than ever. There are of course journalists and journalists and media outlets ditto. It must be remarked that while media organizations accept paid advertising their ability to tell it like it is will remain compromised. But this is based on a deeper issue; it is the issue of consciousness.

As far as reporting the truth and the ability to report it goes, it may be helpful to make the following observation.  People in a materialistic state of consciousness will perceive reality in a materialistic framework. And while the materialists often point to the evils perpetrated by the Churches and adherents down the centuries claiming this as proof that there is no spiritual existence, it’s a very weak argument and one which can be dismantled with some simple Aristotelian logic. You are encouraged to do the simple logical one-two-three step that disproves that fallacious argument. Onward.

To make it easy to grok the central premise we could go to Amit Goswami retired professor of physics from Berkeley California who will tell us that the basis of matter is not physical stuff at all. And being a professor of physics he might know a thing or three. Along the lines that this material world is the illusion and that the basis of matter is consciousness. So the materialists are the ones who have got it all wrong. Far from them having to suffer the smug attitudes of Greenies, vegetarians, bicycle riders, tree huggers, zen meditators and various transcendentalists, it is the sensitive spiritualists who have to suffer daily crucifixion by the dullards. Bless those bastards! You see the fact is that we get seemingly sane journalists like Michael Feller (is that feller as in tree feller or feller as in bloke?) making some fairly dubious comments in an article that starts out well enough and then makes a few catastrophic wrong turns.

Here’s what the Tree Feller says:

If a team of interplanetary anthropologists were to descend to earth in their spacecraft, they would notice that, like some distant tribe who worships a panther’s claw, a voodoo mask or the gnarled roots of an ancient tree, the human race has a strange fetish for growth.

Whereas past civilisations built their pyramids to gods who brought rain, or made the rivers flow, in ours we shop. The temple is the air-conditioned mall, where we occasionally have lunch on small rolls of tuna and rice – a tasty mix of the endangered and the engineered – before maxing out the credit card on clothes we don’t need to impress people we hate.  Michael Feller – Growth The False God of Economics SMH October 9, 2012

As the joke goes, like a hundred dead lawyers – it’s a good start.  But then a little further on his line of reasoning starts to go off the rails: he says . . . From the self-development books of Oprah and Tony Robbins to the world records in the Olympic Games, the act of standing still, or of tomorrow not being better than yesterday, is the ultimate sin. 

Yes Mr Feller I can see where you’re going and . . .that’s right. Evolution and growth, the act and art of becoming more of who you are is the goal. However. . . when you have a materialistic conception of reality then you will feel compelled to express this innate expression of self by laying waste to large tracts of nature, bullying, bulldozing and erecting . . .factories, shopping malls, skyscrapers. This is also know as conquering nature. In a word . . .rape.

And it is here that Mr Feller, having wandered somewhat from the path goes off course for a 4 wheel drive bush bash par excellence.

Yet economics beyond growth is exactly what we need if some kind of equilibrium is to be restored in the domestic and global economy. . . .we essentially need a no-growth environment.  OK . . . . i’m still istening

But how can such an agenda be pursued?  he asks wondering about the viability of both Capitalism and Socialism. And then he delivers the coup de grace.

Is deep ecology the answer? Not if you don’t wish to wear a hairshirt. Reducing our standard of living to the level of people Bono sings about is never going to be popular. Ditto for primitivism, survivalism and fundamentalist religion as well.

Now . . .i am sorry Mr Feller but this is where I deliver a rant about the crude ignorance of materialistic boof-heads. Go ahead and make up up your own rant . . .NOW!. But hey . . .Mr Feller, I understand that you tried, heroically to say some stuff about how we need to take a critical look at the God of Economic growth, except that you’ve stuffed it up brilliantly. Oh well, what the hell.

Here’s what I would suggest are the main points and how they can be clarified, improved upon and corrected.

1) Growth IS actually GOOD, just not the cancerous growth that is the product of Western style materialism. But . . . you can still have environmentally sensitive and sustainable economic growth, it just needs to be sensitive and sustainable.

2) Growth needs to be re-defined as that which has an inherent and essential metaphysical character. From this point of view we can learn how to hug trees without feeling the need to wear a hair shirt or move to Bolivia. Unless you really want to. Deep Ecology, yes we need more of that. No hair shirt required, just a little emotional honesty.

3) Once we learn how to re-define growth from the point of view of material reality being based on consciousness (a la the quantum science of Amit Goswami et al) all of the elegant, congruent and harmonious perspectives of how we can profitably align with the universe (in the deeper as well as immediate sense) will become much clearer much more easily. This will occur through self-organisation of the geometry of the mind. When your vibratory rate of consciousness changes so will your world-view – through self organizing mental phenomenon. Oh yes this might just be too revolutionary for the pop-up toaster brigade. But that’s why we have laws in society. They are not there just to help the rich get richer. No! They are there to protect the sacred balance of life from boof-heads, dickheads and various wilderbeast.

4) Ultimately it’s a choice. It’s a choice between Love and Hate, between contracting with fear or expanding with love. It’s a choice between dominating the world and nature and having dominion in nature – which will require awakened consciousness. It’s a choice . . .and there ain’t nuthin wrong with Deep Ecology. Think about that next time you’re being hailed on, stormed at, flooded, burnt, singed and shrieked at in the feedback loop of infinity. Nature is very kind, kinder than you may imagine, and She is waiting for you to awaken to this very potent fact. Quantum Out.





America fails the TV Test

3 10 2012

Standing for . . .fascism? Ignorance? Can do better

They didn’t know Britain was involved in World War II at all

So what is wrong with America? By America I mean the United States of . . .Well, case in point. A recent piece in the Sydney Morning Herald  TV Fails the screen test for this culture (SMH 1st Oct 2012) tells that: a young Australian was previewing her World War II film Charlotte Gray in the US (in Pasadena) to a supposedly college-educated test audience. Afterwards the Warner Bros head of marketing came forward extremely shame-faced, clutching a pile of audience test cards.

He confessed most of the audience had a problem comprehending the film because there was a terrible gap. They didn’t know Britain was involved in World War II. At all.

Comprendez vous? The question that springs instantly to mind is: how could a country in which the citizenry have so thoroughly been brainwashed by their own heroic mythology, rhetoric and subsequent rewriting of history engage in any sort of meaningful way with the rest of the world? The answer is that up to date they have been doing an only so-so job at best. Most people in the world hate them. This is very hard for them to accept. Time to wake up America and smell the fair trade organic coffee. America . . .the United States of, has proved itself to be armed and dangerous certainly. They have demonstrated that they are a nation with an overabundance of obese, poverty stricken and poorly educated individuals who might have been served better by their state had their state not become the standard bearer for fascism. That is to say where Fascism equates with a merger of corporate and state power. This is fascism today. Their banks are a prime example. Look to where they have privatized the profit and socialised (bailed-out) the debt. But there are so many examples in the great nation. And it still is a great nation, but they so desperately need to grow up without nuking anyone’s ass. They’ve been there, done that.








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