Transcendent Memes for Another Daily Planet

7 09 2011

The Hedgehog Shores of Princess Point

The wild sassafras orchids examine all the portals of eternity in the frog’s dark electronic pursuit. Palpable sneezing fireworks of the wand perplex somnambulistic beings dwarfed by the straggling undergrowth of parkland’s end. Lost upon wild shores of Princess Point they tangle in a blurred mass exhibiting mutant styrofoam money bags. Such are the Hedgehog Shores where a simple act of scratching an itch may be the purest pleasure known to the tanscendent human-like teddy bears of fairy floss GOD farm. Schnieble Syracuse implodes with packets of custard. Press Select to Continue

Lost upon wild shores of Princess Point they tangle in a blurred mass exhibiting mutant styrofoam money bags, yes such are the Hedgehog Shores – La de da de da – end message.

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Your Energy Future and Climate Change – Complain More!

28 05 2011

It's in Your Hands

The Get Up! Campaign inspired my donation the past week with this sadly funny and entertaining video re climate change(click here to view) and the greed surrounding the polluter lobby. I say sadly-funny because it really gets to the heart of the unbelievably selfish and unbelievably dumb arguments that are being used to deny the reality of human caused climate change.

If my dollar has a chance of actually getting to where it’s going to do the good I don’t mind donating to a worthy cause. And so if Get Up! are prepared to put my dontation/their funds into campaigns designed to put pressure on politicians to actually stand up to the evil coal lobby then they have my vote. Black as coal. What can ya do? Complain more.Speaking of which this just in from Get Up! yesterday (May 27th) . . .

Spread The Word (National Day of Climate Action)

June 5 is going to be a turning point for our movement. It’s crucial that we get as many people to come along as possible – can you help make sure your suburb is covered in posters so that as many people hear about the action as possible?

You can either download a copy of the poster to print out on your home computer below, or you can sign up on the right to pick up materials from a central location in the CBD.

In case you missed it, here are the details of the Brisbane Rally:

Where: Riverstage, Botanic Gardens Path, Brisbane
When: 1pm Sunday June 5

You can also share the details of the action with your friends and family below.

click here for Day of Climate Action – Rally

Ha! You gotta love the internet. On that same page you can download your posters and even sign up to help. Our friends in the paranoid conspiracy tribes will no doubt have Get Up! pegged as a front for the Aliens and the New World Order (so-called). Look . . .whatever dudes. Personally I am glad that someone is actully doing something about the greatest threat to the viability of our species since Noah and the Flood. Dr Quantum encourages all civil-minded souls and people of goodwill to join in the protests.

Indeed . . .there’s not enough complaining in my opinion. By and large, people go quietly about their business in Australia with little to indicate a ruffled feather. We may have been busy importing American culture into this country, but don’t be fooled. When it comes to the art of complaining we are as English as the English – perhaps even more so. Complaining is seen as impolite. Don’t rock the boat chaps – is what they are saying.

Now, Dr Quantum is as New Age as the next rainbow fairy when it comes to quantumizing the powers of manifestation. Focus on what you want – not on what you don’t want. And yes it’s true. Every now and then however, it’s balanced (shall we say?) to actually let it all hang out. So start complaining. It’s almost guaranteed to make you feel a whole lot better. Certainly in the first instance. Complaining is not just therapeutic . . .it’s now essential. Dr Quantum is going to get a T-Shirt with the message Complain More! emblazoned across the front and maybe even the back. Note I am not talking about whingeing. What’s the difference? I hear you ask. Well . . .I am so glad you asked. Here’s the on-line dictionary definitions of Complain and Whinge resepctively

Complian: intr.v. com·plained, com·plain·ing, com·plains 1. To express feelings of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment. 2. To make a formal accusation or bring a formal charge.

Whinge: vb whinges, whingeing, whinged (intr)1. to cry in a fretful way
See the difference? I am not recommending that people should cry in a fretful way. Oh no! But i do suggest we need to do a whole lot more complaining about things.

See you at the rally. And go on. . . Join Get Up! online. Get their newsletters. Respond with an email saying you will go to the rally. Sling em ten bucks. You’re mad if you don’t.

I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore





Glorious – The Fuzzy Atom of Love

21 05 2011

Sustainable System - The Tree of Life

There is not nearly enough integrational material available on sustainability.  Apparently you are either a lab coated Newtonian scientist – I love it when you talk nerdy to me – or an off with the faeries mystical dreadlocked Tree Hugger. Me? I am a bit of both without the dreads and minus the lab coat – but hey . . . where’s that confounded bridge? It’s just gotta be around here someplace, and like those rugged explorers of yesteryear, I say . . .it’s time to cross the great divide.

Picture if you will the excitement caused back in the day when old Sydney Town was abuzz with the imminent crossing of the rugged Blue Mountains by the venerable explorers Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth. And do you really care that the Great Dividing Range was formed during the Carboniferous Period some 300 million years ago? Let’s face it tree huggers . . .from a human interest point of view what the European settlers cared about at that time was the high adventure of finally making the crossing, and for this they looked to those hardy pioneers.

Imagine for just a moment that you are a traveler from the past and you step Jules Verne like into a Steam Driven time machine of infinite destinations, meditations and pregnant possibilities. You set the controls for the year 2012, the 21st of December no less . . .the end of the Mayan calendar . . . and behold! For you travel to the very end of time.

The portal device begins rocking and shuddering and shaking. Blue Electrical arcs snake up inside the giant glass valves and with a great flash and a loud bang . . .here you are.

From the year 1813 you have come in a great circle of time. And landing on the edge of the year 2012 the time of the great crossing is upon us once again. We cross from the old Newtonian-Cartesian paradigm to the New . . . the New Era, the New Age, the New Time for humanity. Indeed it is time to boldly go . . . consider the Tree of Life – the Sephirotic Tree pictured above. The Tree of Life may not be new, but our understanding of life can be using the Tree as a map.

A deceptively simple, a multi-dimensional map for journeying to any point in the space time continuum. So we could use it to help us locate sustainability.

Dr Quantum would suggest, that the Tree of Life, AKA the Sephirotic Tree is indeed a map to assist us in better understanding sustainability. And what does it tell us? Well . . .many volumes have been written about the Tree of Life, and much of it is impenetrably dense. Let us simply say this. The tree speaks to us in terms of activating miraculous success in our lives. This is a very Quantum Kool kind of thing to be doing right about now of course. When you think about it, that would have to include sustainability because we are in danger of melting down, freaking out and logging off these days. Miraculous success would have to be sustainable then, or, by definition it wouldn’t be success. That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you!

So let’s make this easy. The first thing the tree tells us is to get in touch with our deepest desires. Now put those deep desires into a framework of your vision for the future. What is your vision? And do that with excellence, with . . .impeccability. You now have the basic formula that no amount of searching will ever improve. It’s the key to sustainability. Feel your feelings. Have a vision. Combine the vision with impeccability. And wow! Things will start to happen.

In a quantum sense the shift you will experience is aided and abetted by atoms that are warm and fuzzy and buzzy and fun. Not hard and round and stinky at all. You can adopt an atom as a pet and give it a name . . . it will even come when you call. Hey Glorious where are you??? Your dinner is ready. Visionary impeccability – it’s in the bowl for you. Come and get it.

Meowwwww, purrrrrr. Here comes Glorious now! The fuzzy atom of Love.

Glorious - the fuzzy atom of love





Sustainabile Communities & The Fearless Vampire Killers

9 04 2011

 

A story on Eco Online caught my eye: Making Communities Viable (July 5, 2010) by Paul Mischefski, commences: The movement towards a return to living in communities is one that is growing in momentum in Australia and world-wide.  This is something that Dr Quantum has been talking up for 30 years plus. It is heartening to see that the notion of sustainable community is gaining greater traction with more and more people. So what is it that makes communities so attractive for those with a sustainability mindset? And what lesson do we have to learn fromVampire movies? There is a lesson by the way . . .

In Chaos Theory AKA The Butterfly Effect – we are given to understand that infinite complexity in nature  is based on what are called simple rules of interaction. The implications of this for sustainable community development folk is that the greatest challenge that players within communities face is themselves and each other. That is because individuals who are moving from the social structures and fabric of society as it has been written to a new and preferred social structure will inevitably bring with them the simple rules of interaction of the old dysfunctionalism. Unless. . . . Unless . . . unless they don’t.

The old social dysfunctionalism is just like the vampire virus that we have seen in movies. Once you get bit . . . you are it. A vampire. And society is the vampire of all vampires sucking the blood and oxygen out of all living things. Our current vampire stalking goal seems to be to reduce the entire Amazon forest to matchsticks. Society is a vampire. We carry the rules around with us.

What happens when you get up close and personal with a whole bunch of people who want to make communities is something to behold. Cinematic vampires and Wild-West gunslingers – they go together like peaches and cream don’t they? You are about to visit the New Age Vampire Wild West Movie. Is this wierding you out too or is it just me? So there you are hangin with the cowboys and cowgirls of the New Age funky Western Vampire civilization.

One thing that starts to happen is that all the reasons that communities will NOT work with those folks will start to come present. There is a very good reason for this. This is what I think of as the Vampire Killers phenomenon. The 1967 film The Fearless Vampires Killers directed by Roman Polanski is a hugely entertaining and rather excellent piece of cinema in which the vampire killers (Polasnki and his assistant) venture into the realm of the vampire castle to defeat the darkness. They do succeed in driving stakes through Dracula’s heart while he is sleeping in his silk lined coffin, however the film ends on a deeply philosophical note.

Just when the fearless vampire killers are making good their escape from the Vampire castle . . .one of the vampires who has stowed away in back of the sleigh, rears up and is about to put the bite on the slayers. . .freeze frame. So there it is you see. The simple rule of interaction for vampires is that if you get fanged, you BECOME a vampire yourself. The biggest problem with that is not you personally per se . . it is that you are now a carrier, capable of infecting the rest of society. Well . . .here’s the thing. We have been living on the vampirized blood of forests of trees, oceans of fish, herds of livestock and vast colonies of the disadvantaged. Bring up the curtain on an Eco Community somewhere on the Northern Coast of NSW or South Eastern Queensland. It’s time for your favourite half hour sitcom. The New-Age Vampire Wild-West half hour. What’s a catchy title? New FANGled Reality Gunslingers? Cowboy-Vampires of the New Age? I know I’m getting close.

In his excellent book Evolution’s Edge, Graeme Taylor argues that it is not so much the technologies that need to change – though that is part of the puzzle – as much as it is the social patterns. Dr Quantum interprets this to mean the simple rules of interaction, on a personal and interpersonal level. It sounds easy but it’s not. As Australian Futurist Peter Ellyard says The soft stuff is the hard stuff. What is needed are a variety of personal. group and socially transormative skills, resources, workshops, courses and media that enable people to cure themselves of the Cowboy-Vampire Virus. This is a lifetime’s journey, and one that is going to be thoroughly worthwhile. As my friends will not tire of reminding me  . . .many have embarked on the journey already and continue the journey. But Dr Q would contend that a weekend workshop or a 10 day Buddhist meditation retreat while thoroughly noble and commendable are just not enough. The communities themselves nee to become sort of workshop incubators in themselves.

Ok so we now have Vampires and Cowboys as metaphores. Let’s mix this up even more. French Philosopher and humanist Andre Gide famously said

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

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I feel as if I am going into the Hunt for Red October Movie with Sean Connery. Is the New Age Community anywhere around here?








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