Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A ‘no-growth’ boom will follow 2012 global crash

By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — There is a global economic boom coming, but unfortunately, that boom comes only after a systemic collapse of the global economy, markets and capitalism — a collapse that may well eliminate billions of people from the planet. Shocking? Cruel? Brutal? Yes.
But folks, that is the coded message in many recent warnings from environmental economists who finally realize that nothing will wake up the public. Nothing but a catastrophic system failure. Only then, a path to reform, recovery, a new boom.
But wait, you ask: If the consequences are worse than an asteroid slamming into Earth, why don’t we just plan ahead? Avoid the Black Swan? Why wait for some “creative destruction” to wipe out capitalism, reduce the global population to 5 billion? Why? Because our human genes are not good at planning ahead for catastrophes. Our brains are designed for fight-or-flight. Otherwise we procrastinate. We respond best when our backs are against the wall. Then we rally the troops, go to war, so to speak.

Until we reach that point, we focus on everyday stuff, like jobs, the kids, short-term buy-sells and ideological stuff like today’s anti-science, anti-intellectual political rhetoric. Free-market capitalism. Don’t tread on me. Stuff like that keeps us in denial about the future. No, we don’t plan, don’t act until a crisis. Not till the asteroid is about to hit. Even then, we pray for divine intervention to rescue us. Or a Churchill to emerge, take charge of the impossible challenge, get people energized and focused on a common cause. Then we’ll charge ahead, solve the problem. Until then, our brains can only think short-term. More

Climate change consequences poles apart

PENN STATE (US) — Climate change induced warming affects ice and frozen ground at both the North and South poles, but the ramifications differ because of geography and geology.

“The polar regions, particularly the Arctic, are warming faster than the rest of the world,” says Michael Gooseff, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Penn State. “As a consequence, polar ecosystems respond directly to changes in the earth systems at the poles.”

Though different, the changes could be significant—not only on lcal environments but globally as well.

While the central part of the Arctic is composed of ice over water, northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, and Greenland all have landmasses within the Arctic Circle. The associated land and water ecosystems are affected by melting ice and thawing soils, but in Antarctica, where much of the ice overlays a continent, the warming alters streams, lakes, and the tiny plants and animals that live there.

“Our focus on the north is in part because it is inhabited, but it is also because the ice there is more vulnerable,” Gooseff says. “Temperatures and snow and rain across the tundra shifts annually and seasonally. We know that fall is beginning later than it once did.” More

How do we communicate during a disaster?


Deadly Floods in Vermont

(Time)-In the wake of Tropical Storm Irene heavy flooding inundated Vermont's central and southern villages and took down infrastructures. The state was unprepared, as it had not seen such floods since the 1900s.

As the tropical storm deluged the landlocked villages in Vermont, hundreds of residents evacuated their homes. The storm turned streets into running streams, destroyed more than a dozen bridges including three historic ones, and killed at least two people. The state hospital in Waterbury was also evacuated. Its staff and 51 patients were placed in facilities in nearby towns. Below, watch a bridge over the Ottauquechee River feel Irene's wrath. More

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Amazing Basalt: Benefits of Basalt and Volcanic Ash

This is a research article from our friend Kathleen Smith regarding the versatility and sustainability of basalt. Amazing information!--Lori

by Kathleen Smith

Basalt is an igneous rock that forms from the relatively rapid solidification of basaltic lavas and is one of the most common types of rock in the world. Minerals and trace elements in the ash cloud are extremely beneficial for the planet. The rocks themselves have the basic elements for life including carbon, phosphorous and nitrogen, only requiring water to complete the formula. It is high in silicates, iron, and magnesium.

The fertility of some of the world's richest and most productive farmland is due to the minerals produced by nearby volcanoes.

Basalt and volcanic ash can be used for healing the physical body, remediation of toxic waste, nontoxic ‘enlivened cements’, healing building materials, radiation shielding, etc.

The crystalline structures within basalt can be used for communicators/capacitors. The light emitting from the structures are an avenue for many 'out of the box’ developments - and the microbes within have a world all their own.

Volcanic ash has 'anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti yeast and overall disinfectant qualities. It is high in sulphur, an active ingredient which not only helps the body to resist bacteria but actually destroys it. It disinfects the blood, stimulates bile secretion, aids the oxidation reaction in the body, and protects the protoplasm of cells for the synthesis of collagen'. Volcanic ash can provide a multitude of health and beauty benefits.

Basalt fibers spun from basalt rock are used as a fireproof textile in the aerospace and automotive industry and as a composite such as tripods.

Fire resistant, high structural strength, non toxic, etc.

It has been estimated that 12% of the ozone and CO2 problems in the world are related to production of Portland cement.

Restores micro flora in the soil and re balances soil pH, etc. Volcanic soils are some of the richest on earth

Microorganisms living in the pores and crevices of dry basalt rock are able to reduce a toxic form of chromium, etc.

Technologies/processes that create mineral rich water from basalt

7. Zeolite - family of hydrous silicate live in the cavities of basalt
Zeolites can restore alkaline pH, detoxify heavy metals, clean up radioactivity at nuclear waste dumps and absorb huge amounts of gas. It would be an excellent rock powder to incorporate into manure piles to soak up ammonia.

Dr. Phil Callahan believed the crushing and grinding forces of the drifting continents caused great quantities of cosmic energy to be trapped within the minerals that make up stone and clay. One of the energies is the force called paramagnetism, which he says the ancients knew how to manipulate. Basalt is paramagnetic (exhibits paramagnetism) a form of magnetism that occurs only in the presence of an externally applied magnetic field.

The pre-Aztec Pyramid of the Sun outside of New Mexico, is built from volcanic rock and is highly paramagnetic. The Rosetta Stone was made of black basalt.

Basalts are the most productive aquifers of all volcanic rock types.

Rudolph Steiner believed there is rock powders that will pass on the subtle energies received from the cosmic bodies.

Transforming, innovative industries could be developed around volcanic ash and basalt rock.

To The Unfoldment: Kathleen Smith wrote this paper after the 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull suggesting that many industries can be developed around volcanic ash following an eruption. She is an international networker/researcher who is involved in the development of centers/cities of light – sustainable communities – technologies – transformational healing – ancient architecture.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lighting the Grid

[Dymaxion Map: "File:Dymaxion.jpg." Wikimedia Commons.
Aug. 2005. Web. 03 Aug. 2011. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dymaxion.jpg.]

Lei-lines are the circuitry of the earth. This natural infrastructure covers the entire globe and the linear currents of energy contain both electrical and magnetic points that comprise the world’s grid. The idea of a grid of energy encircling the world is nothing new. The ancient spiritual arts of Indian Vastu Vidya and Classical Chinese Feng Shui aptly harness the energies of the earth with scientific precision. However, Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller was perhaps one of the first contemporary visual pioneers of a geodesic world grid—the Dymaxion Map—his cuboctahedron depiction of Spaceship Earth.

The planetary grid of luminous, life-giving energy is akin to our earth held ever so delicately in the Creator’s palms. One hand presents the intricate science of Ivan Sanderson’s system of successive superimposed Platonic Solids, and this creates the earth’s energy field—an icosahedron; or the Russian team of Goncharov, Morozov, and Makarov who theorize the grid’s infrastructure is linked to the Great Pyramid at Giza. These theories were later examined by Bill Becker and Beth Hagen who attribute anomalies like the Bermuda Triangle and the Devil’s Sea to Vile Vortices.1 The second hand of the Creator cradles the golden grid with a sublime reverence for life, with overlays of inner-connectivity between dimensions, the potential for spiritual growth, and the consciousness of the ONE. The Golden City Vortex system—prophesied in the I AM America material—likely draws its paradigm from the later, but as the calendar moves forward to 2012, and as we experience continued Time Compaction, it is probable both scenarios exist side-by-side.

[I AM America US
Golden Cities Map]

Golden City Vortices are formed at the convergence of eight lei-lines, a grid prophesied to appear on earth at the same time of world-wide Earth Change. This grid is claimed to be a new spiritual framework, and assists the Spiritual Awakening of humanity, while stepping-down energies from the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Dimension. It is also prophesied that our use of the Golden Cities assists the process of transcendence, and the Cities of Spiritual Light, with their earthly lei-lines, magnificent power-points, and sacred energies are templates to usher human consciousness into Global Ascension.

I have intentionally lived in a Golden City since 1991; however, since the Master Teachers prophesied their structure and presence several years prior, I immediately began to explore their beauty and essence. So far I’ve visited six Cities: the five Golden Cities of the United States, and one in Canada. Each is distinctive and unique as Master Kuthumi declares, “Like flowers in a garden.” Every Golden City is layered in magnificent spiritual dimension and as diverse in subtle energies as their people, cultures, flora, fauna, and geography.

No doubt, I know Gobean best. When I first moved to the Golden City of the Southwest United States I was impressed with the sky, as blue as its Ray; and at night its full expanse lit the stars of the Milky Way. We soon found ourselves on numerous Vortex road-trips. Our journeys would begin on Highway 60 heading east on the Colorado Plateau to New Mexico through the four doorways, the sacred four directions; and onward to discover initiatory encounters with the playful, yet challenging Adjutant Points which disperse the Vortex’s finer energies. Many Vortex drives were serene day-trips to the Star—the Vortex’s center, which is considered the City’s critical point, and locations where spiritual change and collective consciousness is leveraged. The Master Teachers gave us this prayer: “Mighty I Am Presence come forward and let me serve the cause divine of the Spiritual Hierarchy—the Great White Brotherhood and Sisterhood of breath, sound, and light. I now call forth my perfect service in alignment to the divine plan!”

Sometimes after the prayer I’d pick up a small rock from the location; a reminder of my inner journey.

[Crystals for Golden City Activation. Courtesy E. Cardall]
It is claimed that rocks, especially quartz crystal, can hold and emit spiritual energies. Recent study now finds that basalt is perhaps one of the finest capacitors. Some researchers claim this may explain why the Rosetta Stone and the great megaliths at Stonehenge are literally basalt-rock.2 A friend of mine, a healer and a shaman, buried one-hundred quartz crystals in the snow-covered lands of her remote homestead in Alaska to, “Cleanse and heal the earth.” And during our road-trips to Golden City Adjutant Points we collected almost a ton of various rocks, and later whispered individual prayers into each one. We then scattered them over our three-hundred acre project, Wenima. So it was no surprise when one of our I AM America study-group leaders approached us with her request for crystal carriers to several Golden City Vortices, Shalahah (Idaho-Montana) and Klehma (Colorado). Elaine, like so many today, feels the urgency of the times, and is not a newcomer to Vortex energies and lives in the Golden City of Malton. She wrote, “I believe I can work with these crystals remotely when needed and I know the center of Klehma, having camped there for almost a week last year.”

I posted her request on this blog, and one connection led to another. In just a matter of days Crystal Couriers for both Shalahah and Klehma were in place: Alice and Jodi at the Star of Shalahah (near Lolo Pass, Montana); and Gayle and Kathleen at the Star of Klehma (near Cope, Colorado).

Here are excerpts from their emails which chronicle their Vortex experiences.

[Golden City of Shalahah from the
I AM America Map]

From Alice:

“Jodi and I headed up to Lolo to go to the meadow that Jodi had been to just a week ago and she told me the area felt really strong to her…we noticed that the clouds seemed to be gathering. Jodi and I both mentioned how we felt like something drawing us further up the pass…I then saw the sign that marked the passing of Lewis and Clark in the area so many years ago.

[Shalahah Meadow. Photo Courtesy A. Dilts]

We got out of the car and started walking towards some trees since we both felt compelled to walk that direction. I could feel the energy so strongly I almost had trouble walking…As I held the crystal I could feel it vibrating and it felt warm in my hand and I gave it to Jodi so she could feel it as well. We felt that the crystal was singing!”

[The Shalahah Crystal Photo courtesy A. Dilts]

The day after the experience Alice wrote, “I went to Gem Mountain today and I noticed as we drove by Highway 12 (the route to Lolo Pass) I knew I could feel the vibrations of the crystal and it was buried up at the pass about twenty-five miles away!”

[Golden City of Klehma
from the I AM America Map]

From Gayle:

“We drove and drove to find an area that felt right, one that would be safe and where the crystal wanted to be placed. We decided to go to Joes, Colorado which is five miles from Cope. The area felt positive and it was as though we were being led right to the area that the crystal wanted to be placed.”

[Near Cope, Colorado, the Star of the Golden City of Klehma. Photo Courtesy G.B.Smith]
Throughout the years of sharing the I AM America material, many have written us regarding their activation experiences in Golden City Vortices. Below is additional information from Points of Perception for anyone interested in the varied techniques of Golden City activation. And don’t forget, we have Crystal Couriers available for service in the Golden Cities of Gobean, Malton, and Wahanee if you are called within to help Light the Grid!

[For more information: orders@iamamerica.com]  

Golden City Activation:

A full comprehension of the word “activate” is key to understanding this spiritual phenomenon. The following dictionary definitions describe its usage: “to make active;” “to make more active;” “to hasten reactions by various means”; and “to place in active status.” So, the term Golden City Activation includes several meanings and applications to illustrate the four types of Golden City activations.

1. Ascended Master Activation: Made Active

The Spiritual Hierarchy first conceptualized the idea of the Golden Cities by the perfect out-picturing of these spiritual centers. Certain Master Teachers, Archangels, and Elohim—in cooperation with Mother Earth Babajeran—sponsor specific Golden Cities. Their task: to gather the energies of each divine municipality. The grid structure of earth—in tandem with the focus of the appropriate Ray—is held in immaculate concept by each steward and coalesces the energies of each Golden City. And as consciousness increases, members of mankind seek its Fifth Dimension power as spiritual retreats.

2. Geophysical Activation: More Active

The interaction of Mother Earth and the Golden Cities—Fifth Dimensional structures—produces Third and Fourth Dimensional characteristics. This phenomenon creates a more active activation. The significance of Third Dimensional activation lies in its ability to generate a Vortex at the intersection of lei-lines. When eight of these invisible coordinates crisscross, a Vortex emerges, including the formation of Golden City Vortices. Vortices move in a clockwise/counterclockwise motion. Geophysically activated Golden Cities have a profound effect on humans: they experience longevity, greater healing abilities, and physical regeneration. In the Fourth Dimension, Nature Kingdoms begin to interact with Vortex energies; human visitors experience telepathic and psychic abilities, and lucid dreaming. [Lei-lines are magnetic lines of detectable energy.]

3. Ceremonial Activation: To Hasten Reactions by Various Means

Ceremonial activations, inspired by humans who seek an intense result from a Golden City, occur on an emotional-astral level in areas throughout these sacred Vortices. Similar to pujas or yagyas—known in Hindu as sacrifices—fire or water-driven ceremonies neutralize difficult Karmas and enhance beneficial human qualities.

4. Great Central Sun Activation: To Place in Active Status

Produced by a greater timing or origin, this type of activation relies on the energies that emanate from the Great Central Sun or Galactic Center (our universe rotates around a larger sun). Some theosophical scholars say power from the Galactic Center sends subtle energies to our solar system via the planetary fire triplicity: Jupiter, Mars, and the Sun.

From: Points of Perception, © 2008 by Lori Adaile Toye, Payson, Arizona, USA. All Rights Reserved

1."Earth's Grid System, Becker-Hagens, Ley Lines, Hartmann Net, Curry Lines - Science and Pseudoscience - Crystalinks." Crystalinks Home Page. Web. 03 Aug. 2011. .
2. Smith, Kathleen. Basalt. Tech. Print.

Neanderthals' demise caused by modern human invasion

[This article parallels research featured in our upcoming book from I AM America Publishing Divine Destiny, the second volume from the Golden City Series. Look for Divine Destiny this fall!]

by Ian Sample
Neanderthals died out in Western Europe after a surge of modern humans arrived from Africa and made them a minority in their own land, researchers claim.

The swarm of Homo sapiens onto the continent more than 40,000 years ago left the Neanderthals, who had thrived in the frigid conditions for 300 millennia, outnumbered by a massive 10 to one. The invasion of so many modern humans overturned the Neanderthals' domination of the land and forced them into fierce competition for food, fuel and other crucial resources. The scenario, described by Paul Mellars, emeritus professor of prehistory and human evolution at Cambridge University, and his colleague, Jennifer French, is the latest attempt by scientists to explain the mystery of the Neanderthals' demise. Read More

Japan: Fukushima Teacher Muzzled Over Radiation

Takahiko Hyuga

The Japan Times/Bloomberg

As temperatures soared above 37 degrees on a recent July morning, schoolchildren in Fukushima Prefecture were taking off their masks and running around playgrounds in T-shirts, exposing themselves to a similar amount of annual radiation as a nuclear power plant worker.

Toshinori Shishido, a Japanese literature teacher of 25 years, warned his students two months ago to wear surgical masks and keep their skin covered with long-sleeved shirts. His advice went unheeded, not because of the weather but because his school told him not to alarm students. Shishido quit last week.
"I want to get away from this situation where I'm not even allowed to alert children about radiation exposure," said Shishido, 48, who taught at Fukushima Nishi High School. "Now I'm free to talk about the risks." Read More

Two Peaches in Greater Los Angeles found high in radiation In Los Angeles, on Friday, July 8th, 2011, two peaches found at a local Santa Monica market were confirmed to have sustained radiation levels of 81 CPMs, or greater. The market's background radiation was said to be about 39 CPMs. The two peaches, thus, had significantly high radiation contamination equaling over two times site background levels...

Eating Radiation Isn’t the Same as Flying in a Plane The danger, of course, is that ingesting or inhaling long-lived, man-made radioactive particles over a long period of time in our water, dust, soil and food is very different than being exposed to electromagnetic radiation from a television or cosmic radiation from a plane ride. Once it gets in the body, lodging in bones, glands and other organs, it can damage DNA and cells for a long time, significantly raising the cumulative risk of cancer. Radioactive cesium 137 alone has a half-life of 30 years, where it can remain in the body emanating radiation the whole time. The risks are particularly high for pregnant women, infants and children...

An Amazing Solution: From Chernobyl to Japan: Treating Radiation Sickness with Rock Dust

“Remineralization protects not only soil and plants from radioactivity, but humans, too. Supplying abundant minerals especially trace elements to the human body improves radiation tolerance, immune system integrity and radiation exposure recovery.” -David Yarrow, 2006

by Joanna Campe
Many people today were not alive or do not remember the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. I remember it vividly. Just a few days after the disaster, I flew to Salzburg, Austria, to attend a banquet in honor of a very dear friend and mentor, the economic philosopher Leopold Kohr. He was receiving the keys to the city of Salzburg from the mayor and the pre-arranged banquet menu featured venison, mushrooms and berries— precisely the wild foods that had the greatest exposure to radioactive fallout. Years later I wrote a poem called The Chernobyl Feast which I read at a memorial service at Yale for Kohr.

Each day Austrians checked the newspaper to read the radiation levels of every food in order to make a choice about what to eat. The government recommended avoiding fresh foods from gardens and farms and instead eating processed foods that were packaged and canned before the disaster and were therefore not exposed to radiation. It was very eerie not to be able to eat the beautiful but invisibly and insidiously radioactive vegetables, fruits and berries in the gardens.

In the years leading up to Chernobyl, some dairy farmers in Austria were using remineralization as a part of their operations. They added rock dust to liquid manure as well as combining it with compost, thereby removing odors and greatly increasing soil biota. As a result, cows had twice the normal lifespan and produced much more milk. Amazingly enough, after Chernobyl, the cheeses that were remineralized (as well as biodynamic cheeses) measured no radioactivity whatsoever. Austrians would stand in long lines in order to buy these safe, remineralized products. Read More

Feds may be muzzling scientist over Arctic research

More on Climate Change and Global Warming as prophesied in the I AM America Maps...~ Lori

By Bob Berwyn

SUMMIT COUNTY — Last summer’s Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico clearly showed the conflict between science, energy policy and politics, and the looming battle over drilling in Arctic waters will be no different, as a watchdog group claims that federal scientists are being muzzled and harassed over their efforts to disclose potential impacts of energy development in the fragile Arctic marine environment.

Dr. Charles Monnet, a senior federal scientist working the Arctic has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated by the Interior Department’s Inspector General. Such inspections are not uncommon, but what’s unusual in this case is that the researcher says he has no idea what the investigators are looking for.
But a Washington, D.C.-based watchdog and whistle-blower protection group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, says the investigation is designed to interfere with scientific research that points out the dangers of Arctic drilling. In a scientific misconduct complaint filed last week, the group charged that Monnet is “being hounded in a political attempt to impugn his observations on polar bears’ vulnerability to retreating sea ice.” Read More

Extreme weather: the new normal  Climate experts warn that setting weather records, be they for high or low temperatures, or record amounts of rain or snow as well as record drought, will likely be the new normal. According to a UN report released July 5, humanity is close to breaching the sustainability of Earth, and needs a technological revolution greater and faster than the industrial revolution in order to avoid "a major planetary catastrophe". The report said that major investments need to be made in developing, and scaling up, clean energy technologies, sustainable farming and forestry techniques, the climate-proofing of infrastructure, and technologies aimed at waste reduction, in order to shift civilization away from dependence on oil. Read More