September 14, 2004

The Light Series #66: The Beautiful Dance of Life

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I had a great time putting together for you the material in this compilation which, I'm sure you will all enjoy!

Jean Hudon
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You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.

- Joan Baez

"Hearts are opening up to spirit and to unconditional love. The 100th monkey phenomenon is creating a chain reaction and mass consciousness growth. And we will knock the foundation out from under the hierarchy of fear! Those in tune with their intuition can feel this taking place!"

- Larry O. Blevins">
Message posted on Sept 8 on the ERN guestbook at

"Revolution means to come full circle to where you started. Conscious Revolution means to knowingly and with purpose rise up in the spiral of cosmic consciousness to another awareness. It is an effort to change the way we as humanity live on this planet. It matters what we as individuals do and what we don't do, the way we teach our children, the legacy that we leave. "

- Taken from

Worthy of Your Attention

What is the Rainbow Family?
Some say we're the largest non-organization of non-members in the world. We have no leaders, and no organization. To be honest, the Rainbow Family means different things to different people. I think it's safe to say we're into intentional community building, non-violence, and alternative lifestyles. We also believe that Peace and Love are a great thing, and there isn't enough of that in this world. Many of our traditions are based on Native American traditions, and we have a strong orientation to take care of the the Earth. We gather in the National Forests yearly to pray for peace on this planet. For another viewpoint, Try Carla's much better explanation at
For me personally, the Rainbow Family is where I have found my greatest opportunities to learn, to grow, to celebrate, to be one with my fellow beings and my mother Earth, to serve, to pray, to play. The gatherings for me are living theater, evolution in process, creativity manifest. I am passionately in love. Picture twenty thousand people in a sunlit meadow, standing silent in prayer, holding hands in one huge, unbroken circle. Picture a parade of children approaching, singing songs, their countenances bright with enthusiasm and face paint, baloons and banners waving in the breeze. Picture the breaking of the silence with a cheer from the circle, then the silence returning once again, to grow slowly into a thrum of voices united in a single OM reverberating through the valley and on to the hills beyond. Hold the OM in your mind. Let it spread through and around and in you. Feel it pass from hand to hand and heart to heart. The magic, the connection you feel is the essence of the Rainbow Family of Living Light.
Check also The Rainbow Gathering Online Adventure at

Meditation for the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election
The rapidly impending American presidential election is perhaps the most critical one of our lifetime. Not only will the choice we make vitally affect us as a national entity, but it will also significantly impact the rest of the world as well, for better or worse.

Pretty amazingly magnificent sunsets and other vistas starting at -- Then click on "next image" or try the "slide show"... or check the photo gallery at or pick a category and browse amongst over 147,000 photos online at -- The "astronomy" category has some really wonderful ones -- Suggestion: increase the rows to 20 or more and then click on "next results" to go faster through these astounding archives of pictures.


1. Harmonic Concordance II
2. Nothing Better Than Death: Insights from 62 near-death experiences
3. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell to reveal new evidence of UFOs and ETs
4. International Day of Peace -- Sept 21
5. Earth to America - send a message to U.S. voters
6. Does evil exist?

See also:

Ivan Lashes Cuba With 160 Mph Winds (Sept 13)
Packing ferocious winds and whipping up monstrous waves, Hurricane Ivan's eye brushed Cuba's sparsely populated western tip as a treacherous Category 5 storm — the most powerful — and barreled north toward the U.S. Gulf Coast. (...) Including Cuba, Ivan will have swirled across 11 countries. It has killed at least 39 people in Grenada, 15 people in Jamaica, five in Venezuela, four in the Dominican Republic, three in Haiti, one in Tobago and one in Barbados. CLIP - Check also the maps of 4 other major storms right now in that area at (Hurricane Javier with gusts at 165 mph - Tropical Depression Eleven - Tropical Storm Isis - Tropical Depression Haima!!!)

Room at the top (8 September 2004)
The only way is up when looking for new habitats for urban wildlife, says Peter Marren. Roof-top sanctuaries are cheap, fashionable, and effective - If all goes to plan, London Zoo's remaining Komodo dragon will soon share its home with rare bumblebees and spiders. The Komodo's building is the latest to include an "eco-roof", more commonly known as a "green roof", which combines indoor comfort and outdoor habitat. The idea is that the city roof-scape need not be a barren space visited only by Mary Poppins and the odd sleepy pigeon. With a modest outlay and a certain amount of luck, roofs can be converted into wild gardens, greening the city skies and sheltering the sorts of plants and insects now confined mainly to nature reserves. CLIP

UFO Appears For Second Year At UK Air Show - Photos

Dreaming a better world
There is a capacity now, that we are being given, to live more deeply within ourselves. It requires that we surrender to a Love that we have very seldom experienced. It is a Love that embraces all of humanity, including the suffering. This Love will not fix life, but will take us deep within ourselves, to the natural self that nourishes us, and nourishes life. Through listening to our dreams, we hear this hidden heartbeat, the way the soul speaks to us and guides us, each according to our own nature. Through working with our dreams, we learn to be attentive to this Love and to weave it into our lives. This Love needs us, now. "Just imagine what the world would be like if everyone knew the Self and the Holy Secret. Imagine how that would heal the interrelationship of all animals, humans and the earth."
- from a dream Anne Scott


From: "Mirehiel"">
Subject: Harmonic Concordance II
Date: 9 Sep 2004

Dear Jean,

Do you remember the Harmonic Concordance of November 8/9 2003? It was an exciting time for millions of people all over our beloved planet. Concordance Celebrations were held in Moscow, Maylasia, Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, and everywhere in between, at the time of that Total Lunar Eclipse. Now there is another set of dynamic astrological patterns that are coming our way. If you gave credence to the original Concordance, you might well be interested in these new astrological indications.

This October, there will appear, in sequence:

* A Grand Quintile (Star/Pentagram) pattern,
* A solar eclipse,
* A Total Lunar Eclipse and
* A second Grand Quintile pattern,

all within the span of 28 days. Astrologer, Jill Whitman, has told us that such an extra-ordinary sequence has not happened during the 2,500 years that she has researched extensively. It is a rare planetary performance. Of further interest is that the two Grand Quintiles and Total Lunar Eclipse are astrologically related to the Grand Sextile and Total Lunar Eclipse of the Harmonic Concordance chart.

A brief explication of the astrology of these October charts may be found at

We hope you will take a few moments to read the article and discern for yourself if the information is valid for you. If so, won't you use your networks to share this information with others you know of like mind in the timeliest manner possible?

This period of time looks, and feels, to many - to be a very important one. This can readily be seen in the current discourse within the Spiritual Community. More of us each day, from across the Spiritual spectrum, have been coming to an awareness of ourselves as One Body. The collective imagination seems to be poised on the edge of creating a shift in consciousness to a new level of recognizable awareness.

The original Harmonic Concordance was a call to the Conscious Community to gather together, in one moment of time, to focus the collective imagination on Unity, a Healing for Mother Earth, and the continued awakening of our own Self-Aware God Consciousness. To a significant extent that moment became a rallying point to which many sojourners on the Spiritual path now relate. Now the new astrology points to another high water mark on that journey, with the added attendance of the Divine Feminine Presence.*

Coming together in Community once again can only improve the chances for us to make these changes as a collective Body. Thus we invite that Community to take advantage of this moment. Read in astrology's universal metaphors of time, it presents us with another opportunity to join in consciousness with all others who would enter the ONE Heart, in either an individual and/or community ceremonial observation at the Total Lunar Eclipse of October 27th/28th.

And too, if you feel that you would be able to organize and/or host a Concordance II Observation, won't you please reply to this mail so that we may know who and where you are? At this point, the details do not have to be readily available. A notation of your intentions is what we are asking for so that we may start to build a list of Observations of it, large and small.

If you might be interested in holding an Opening Ceremony for this sequence, the first Grand Quintile/Star Pentagram will be in place from 11:02 am, BST (British Summer Time) at Greenwich, England,( on Friday, October 1st, peak in intensity at approximately 1:12 pm, that afternoon, and dissolve at approximately 3:23 pm.

You might also be interested in holding a Completion and Gratitude Ceremony to coincide with the second GQ/SP, which will begin to form on Thursday, October 28th at 6:47 pm, BST, peaking at 8:35 pm, and dissolving at 10:23 pm that evening. Ceremony is also appropriate for the partial solar eclipse of October 14th, at 3:49 am, BST. This mid-course eclipse offers us a ceremonial space for examining our intent, readjusting our course and securing our alignment with the Greatest Good for All concerned.

And finally, won't you please join us, who ever you are with, from wherever you are, in your own Concordance II Observance, at the local time of this, yet another, powerful Taurus/Scorpio Total Lunar Eclipse, on October 28th, at 4:07 am, again, BST.

In Gratitude and the ONE Heart,

Jan and Johnny Mirehiel


Beginning on September 28th we, along with Sacred Geometer Phil Gruber, will be on the road once again, to New York, Avebury, Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam, Malaga and somewhere between the latter two. On the evening of the Lunar Eclipse we will be in Tampa Bay, Florida for an Observation sponsored by the Yalaha Foundation. From there we will will take part in another worldwide broadcast through the facilities of World Details of this still unfolding, delightful adventure will be posted on our website shortly.

* The Venus passage of June was a major announcement of the return of the Divine Feminine, as is the DECIDEDLY Feminine character of the Star/Pentagram.

* The moment for these pattern's appearances, as well as the eclipses, will vary from time zone to time zone. British Summer Time is referenced here because it marks the location of the "start" of the world's day and is the time standard for the world. Please adjust the events described herein to reflect the time zone where you will be located on these dates.

* Since the Moon is the key element in the formation and dissolution of the GQs, I have arrived at these times by calculating the mid-point in its passage into and out of the patterns. In these calculations, I have used orbs of 2° 10"/1° 00", Applying/ Separating for the planets, and 2° 30"/1° 30" Applying/Separating for the Moon, as the Lights have a wider orb of influence than do the planets.


NOTE from Jean: Jan also emailed me a French version of these explanations above. La voici si vous désirez faire circuler l'info à ce sujet :

Date: 11 Sep 2004
From: Mirehiels">
Subject: Concordance harmonique II

Chers amis,

Vous souvenez-vous de la Concordance Harmonique des 8 et 9 novembre 2003? Ce fut une période passionnante pour des millions d'habitants de notre planète bien-aimée. Il y eut des célébrations de la Concordance à Moscou, en Malaisie, en Alaska, à la Terre de Feu... et à beaucoup d'autres endroits au moment de cette éclipse lunaire totale.

À présent un autre ensemble de figures astrologiques dynamiques s'avance vers nous. Si la première Concordance a eu une signification pour vous, vous devriez aussi être intéressés par ces nouvelles données astrologiques.

Au mois d'octobre de cette année on verra apparaître successivement:

* un grand quintile (pentagramme/étoile à 5 branches)
* une éclipse du soleil
* une éclipse lunaire totale
* un deuxième grand quintile,

le tout dans un délai de 28 jours. L'astrologue Jill Whitman nous a démontré qu'une séquence aussi rare ne s'était pas produite depuis les 2500 ans qu'elle a pu étudier. C'est un événement planétaire extraordinaire. De plus les deux grands quintiles sont astrologiquement reliés au grand sextile de la Concordance Harmonique.

Une explication détaillée (en anglais) des données astrologiques de ces thèmes d'octobre peuvent être trouvés au

Prenez la peine de lire l'article et de juger par vous-même de l'intérêt que l'information peut présenter pour vous. Dans l'affirmative, n'aimeriez-vous pas partager cette information avec d'autres personnes qui pensent comme vous?

Cette période apparaît comme très importante pour la communauté spirituelle. Nous vous invitons donc, ainsi que tout ceux qui désirent se joindre au coeur unique à vous joindre à nous pendant l'éclipse lunaire totale des 27/28 octobre, en centrant vos méditations et vos prières en une intention consciente vers l'unité, la guérison de notre Terre-Mère, l'éveil grandissant de notre propre Conscience Divine, et surtout en ce moment, le retour complet et juste de la Divine Présence du Féminin.

Si vous vous sentez capable d'organiser et/ou d'héberger un groupe d'observation de la deuxième Concordance, veuillez répondre à ce courrier, de telle sorte que nous sachions qui et où vous êtes. Pour le moment les détails ne sont pas importants. Ce sont vos intentions qui nous tiennent à coeur pour que puissions commencer à établir une liste des Observations.

A partir du 28 Septembre nous avons l'intention de nous rendre, en compagnie du Géomètre Sacré Phil Gruber, à New York, Avebury, Edimburg, Londres, Amsterdam, Malaga, et quelquepart entre ces deux dernières villes. Le soir de l'éclipse lunaire nous serons à la Yalaha Foundation en Floride, d'où nous ferons une autre émission mondiale par l'intermédiaire de World Tous les détails de cette délicieuse aventure en progrès seront publiés prochainement, sur notre web site.

Si vous désirez procéder à une cérémonie d'ouverture, le premier grand quintile commencera à 11 heures 02 BST à Greenwich, sera à son maximum à 13 heures 12, et finira à 15 heures 23.

Peut-être qu'une cérémonie d'achèvement vous intéressera aussi, qui coincidera avec le second grand quintile. Celui-ci commencera le jeudi 28 Octobre à 18 heures 47 BST, sera à son maximum à 20 heures 35, et finira à 22 heures 23. Une cérémonie est aussi souhaitable pour l'éclipse partielle du soleil du 14 Octobre à 3 heures 49 BST. Cette éclipse nous offre un espace pour une cérémonie d'examen de nos intentions, de réajustement de notre trajectoire, de recalibrage de notre alignement sur le plus Grand Bien de Tout Ce Qui Est.

Qui que vous soyez, où que vous soyez, en compagnie de qui que ce soit, joignez-vous à nous, avec vos prières d'intention consciente, à l'heure locale de cette puissante éclipse lunaire totale en Taureau/Scorpion des 27/28 octobre prochain.

En gratitude et dans le Coeur Unique,

Jan et Johnny Mirehiel

N B: Les quintiles et les éclipses seront visibles à des heures différentes en fonction des fuseaux horaires. BST (British Summer Time) est utilisé ici comme référence parce que c'est le temps standard du monde.

Comme la lune est l'élément clé de ces grands quintiles, je suis arrivé aux heures que j'indique en calculant les mi-points de son passage dans et hors de ces figures. Dans ces calculs j'ai utilisé une orbe de 2 degrés 10/1 degré pour l'application/séparation des planètes, et de 2 degrés 30/1 degré 30 pour l'application /séparation de la lune, car les luminaires ont une orbe d'influence plus grande que les planètes. 


Subject: Nothing Better Than Death: Insights from 62 near-death experiences
Date: 12 Sep 2004
From: "Willy Smith"">


I think many of your readers will be interested in this book, as it contains a lot of information which corroborates information in your newsletters:

"This book contains one of the largest number of near-death experiences and analysis found in a single book."

Download URL (PDF format):

Referring page:


Willy Smith
Ciudad Panamá, Panamá


NOTE FROM JEAN: More details also at


Mellen-Thomas Benedict was an artist dying of cancer. In 1982, he succumbed and had an NDE. He was dead for over an hour and a half. During that time, he rose up out of his body and went into the light. Concerning his NDE, Dr.Kenneth Ring noted, "His story is one of the most remarkable I have encountered in my extensive research on near-death experiences." He leaves his body and discovers he has 360-degree vision and consciousness. He travels toward a brilliant light, but halts his experience to ask questions. He sees the brilliant light transform into several avatars such as Jesus, Buddha and Krishna. The light also transforms into a mandala of every soul from earth. Mellen-Thomas refers to this as our "Higher Self matrix." He sees the earth surrounded by a grid-like structure connecting every human being to this"Higher Self matrix." His consciousness expands to fill the universe all the way to the Big Bang and beyond. In the void between an infinite number of Big Bangs and universes, he becomes aware of the fact he perceives all things through God's perspective. He experiences the full consciousness of God in infinite knowledge. Here, all his questions are answered. He experiences all the levels of heaven and hell. The process of consciousness expansion reverses and his consciousness deflates to its original condition. He expects to be reincarnated as a baby, but is surprised to find himself back in his own physical body.


The following research conclusions are the most profound insights I have found from the sixty-two NDEs profiled in this book. These conclusions have been grouped into thirteen categories: Life Before Birth, Life, Humanity, Religion, Spirituality, Future, Science, Death, Life After Death, God, Heaven, Hell and Reincarnation. If the NDE is a real afterlife experience suggested, these insights may be the most important truths ever documented.

1. Life Before Birth

During an NDE, many people receive memories of a life in heaven before they were born into this world. Some have even seen their own children who have yet to be born. The reason the rest of us cannot remember these memories is probably because these memories reside in a very deep level of our consciousness. Very likely, remembering pre-birth memories is similar to trying to remember a dream you had during your deepest period of REM sleep.

Many NDE memories cannot be remembered at a conscious level either. Metaphysical teachings, such as those from Edgar Cayce, reveal that these kinds of memories, of dreams and pre-birth, are stored in our subconscious (soul) and superconscious (spirit) minds. Hypnosis, meditation and dreaming are methods by which we can access our deeper consciousness and access these memories.

The following are insights from many NDEs regarding this pre-birth information.

Everyone has a mission to complete - a purpose for life and a reason for living. We are made to forget our missions before we are born so we will not dwell on them. Our missions in life will be fulfilled when it is time.

We bond with family and friends to help us complete our missions we chose before we were born.

A “veil” of forgetfulness purposely blocks all our pre-birth memories. The reason we are made to forget any pre-birth memories is to fully experience the physical things, be physically challenged, make choices out of free will -- so we can make mistakes and so we can learn from them in ways only a physical life can impart. If we retained these pre-birth memories, we might not bother to experience physical life for its fulfillment. We might decide to skip the pain and thus miss the pleasure.

The reason we cannot retain the incredible amount of knowledge existing in the afterlife is because if we could, we would appear abnormal to the rest of society. Mentally retarded people appear abnormal because they know much more than they can express.

When coming to earth, we must forget our knowledge of the afterlife, because if we did not, we would never be able to thrive on earth. If we were allowed to remember, we would probably focus only on that. Before we were born, we took an oath before God that we would pretend time and space are real, that way we could come to earth to advance our souls.

Before being born, we raised our right arm and made a sacred oath with God that we would do all in our power to accomplish our missions on earth. We vowed to become partners with God in bringing goodness to the earth. The people who stood with us in this pledge were the people who would eventually play an integral part in our lives on earth. If one were to fail in their mission, all would be hurt in some way. If one succeeded, all would benefit.

We promised God before coming here we would make the most of this opportunity for God and ourselves. We will return to God with the knowledge and experience we have gained. God is enhanced by our experiences.

Most of us have selected the illnesses we would suffer. Some of us have selected the illness that will end our lives. Our deaths are often calculated to help us and others grow spiritually.

We come to earth to learn and share with others using gifts we have accumulated over several lifetimes.

We choose our own parents based on our own free will. Prior to birth, we choose the body we will enter.

We are merely visitors on earth. Our true home is in heaven. We came into this world to have trouble and to learn from it. Unfortunately, many people don't realize this and complain about their bad luck and spend their lives chasing pleasure, fame and money. Then they die without making any spiritual progress -- thus wasting an entire lifetime, a rare privilege.

We are born into this world as mature spiritual beings rather than immature spiritual beings.

The soul can choose to enter the mother's body at any stage during her pregnancy.

Miscarried births or babies who survive only a short time are fulfilling a purpose. Such souls do not need the development that a long life would bring. Their deaths provide challenges that help their parents grow. Miscarried babies are able to appear as babies in the afterlife. By miscarrying, these souls have fulfilled their purpose to absolute perfection. They do not remain as babies, however, and they will grow to maturity immediately upon entering the afterlife.

We have all volunteered for our positions in life, and each of us is receiving more help than we are aware of.

2. Life

The NDE reveals our universe to be merely one dimension out of many. The universe is a part of a vast university of discovery where we come to learn important lessons for soul growth. Experiencers learn from their experience this profound fact: life is God. Everything of which life consists is God. To know that life is God, is to know how very special life is. We must be very careful how we treat things in life because how we treat things in life is how we treat God. Do we destroy life or do we respect it? Do we nurture life or do we abuse it? Do we value life or do we take it for granted?

The following are insights from many NDEs concerning life and our relation to it.

Life, love and light are God. In other words, all things are God. The earth is a divine living entity complete with its own aura. Its purpose is for humans to live on forever to play, learn and grow. The planets are alive and conscious.

Life tries out different shapes and then returns from where it came. Beings (non-human) of a higher vibration also live on earth and are caretakers of the earth. They are actually part of the earth itself.

Everything has a divine purpose: every grain of sand, every rock and plant. Everything on earth fits into a pattern that will, in the end, work out for justice and good. Difficulties are nature's way of teaching lessons that won't be learned otherwise.

Everything in the entire universe fits together like a jigsaw puzzle. This earth is only a temporary place for our schooling. Our true permanent home is the spiritual universe.

Life on earth is "rigged." No matter how much we try, we can never fully satisfy our selfish earthly desires.

The universe runs according to a perfect plan. This plan is working itself out in the universe in perfection. There are no "accidents" in the universe. Nothing in life or death is an accident.

The universe is upheld by love. We live in a moral universe.

There is a reason and a purpose for everything happening in the universe, no matter how bad it appears. That purpose is already known to our higher self.

Nothing can happen in the universe before its time.

Everything is not only connected together; everything is also one.

Everything in the universe is intimately connected. For example, the beating of a single butterfly's wings in China affects the weather in America in some way.

Other worlds with intelligent life, similar to our own, exist in the universe.

Souls inhabit the planets of our solar system.

Our solar system is united by a transparent net or web, and each thread shines with great radiance in the spirit realm.

The universe is filled with life living on other planets.

There are many universes and God has authority over them all.

Everything is really "veiled" spirit.

Physical reality is like a "land of shadows." Spiritual reality is the true reality of which physical reality is only a shadow.

Heavenly beings are always with us but we can't see them or hear them.

You can only "see" them with your heart. They whisper things to us to help us do what is right. They do this because of their great love for us.

We are to leave the earth a little better than we found it.

All the physical rules for human life are nothing when compared to the one reality of living in the light.

In comparison to life after death, life on earth is like a passing fantasy or a brief dream.



From: "Adi Gaia"
Date: 9 Sep 2004
Subject: Astronaut Edgar Mitchell to reveal new evidence of UFOs and ETs

It's a showstopper when a famous astronaut decides to spill the beans at a public conference!

Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, is about to reveal all about his experiences of UFOs and ETs at the Living The Field Conference 2004 in London on 9th & 10th October.

Not only will he be presenting new evidence that extra- terrestrial life exists and has already made contact with earth, but he will also be exposing the secret 'MEN IN BLACK' style agency which has operated for decades to suppress this information.

Edgar is not your average astronaut. As one of the crew of Apollo 14, he was on a mission to explore outer space when, suddenly, he had a life-altering insight: that everything in the universe was forever connected. From that moment, he realized he should be exploring inner space, not outer space. On his return, he founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences to investigate consciousness,  and has since spearheaded this institute's pioneering research into human consciousness.

Edgar Mitchell will also be joined by other luminaries in the modern-day consciousness movement, people such as:

** Raymond Moody, author of Life after Life, and world expert on near death experiences.

**Cleve Backster, one of the world's experts on polygraphs, who proved that our thoughts and emotions affect the behavior of our own and other living cells, will share with you his overwhelming evidence that the ecosystem feels your every intention.

**Dr Stanley Krippner, who lead the famous Maimonedes dream research in New York, which offered some of the best evidence of ESP, all ‘sent’ to participants while they were dreaming. More recently, Dr Krippner has been involved in studying the dreams of volunteers sleeping at sacred sites, such as the Rollright stone circle in Oxfordshire, to determine whether visionary experiences occur at sacred sites (according to his evidence, they do).

**Skip Atwater and Joe McMoneagle, two of the most gifted remote-viewers who originated the US CIA's 'psychic spy' remote-viewing program STAR GATE.

**Craig Webb, the renowned dream researcher, who will be showing us how to forecast through dreams.

This conference is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see and hear some of the world’s leading physicists, psychics and spiritual pioneers - all in one insight-packed weekend.

The organizer of the conference is none other than Lynne McTaggart, award-winning journalist and author of the best-selling 'The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe.'

The conference is being held on Saturday, October 9th and Sunday, October 10th at The Logan Hall, Bedford Way, London WC1. Nearest London Underground train station: Russell Square on the Piccadilly Line.

For full information on this breakthrough event in spiritual thought, please visit:


From: "Maggie Erotokritou"">
Date: 9 Sep 2004
Subject: International Day of Peace -- Sept 21

Many centers and organizations globally will be observing the International Day of Peace on Sep 21st 2004.

Here is Cyprus we will also be holding a Peace Meditation and invite you to join us in holding the light and meditating for World Wide Peace. Love and light, Maggie


The International Day of Peace has been in existence since 1981,formerly recognized on the opening day of the General Assembly of the United Nations, in mid-September. In an effort to acknowledge this day with a global cease-fire, the British filmmaker, Jeremy Gilley, founded the organization Peace One Day Due in large part to his efforts, the General Assembly unanimously adopted resolution
55/282, creating the first International day of Peace and Cease-fire, September 21, 2002.

The intention of the resolution is to have the entire world observe a day of peace and nonviolence. All peoples and organizations are invited to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner.

An ever-expanding number of people worldwide, representing a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions, have committed to the task of working with other like-minded individuals and groups for an International Day of Peace Vigil with the following objective: "To encourage worldwide, 24-hour spiritual observations for peace and nonviolence on the International Day of Peace, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 in every house of worship and place of spiritual practice, by all religious and spiritually based groups and individuals, and by all men, women and children who seek peace in the world." This global 24-hour spiritual observation for peace is meant to demonstrate the power of prayer and other spiritual practices in promoting peace and preventing violent conflict. These worldwide spiritual observances will also help raise public awareness of the International Day of Peace and directly support the establishment of a global ceasefire. Individuals and groups are invited to support this worldwide initiative by committing to hold a 24-hour vigil on 21 September 2004.

The Resources section of the website lists a wide range of information to help you learn more about Peace One Day and its activities and to provide a resource to help for groups and individuals to help publicize activities leading up to and marking the 21st September, the UN International Day of Peace, a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Film:

This year is the initiation of EC11 days of Global unity. This is an international initiative inaugurated by We, The World as part of a strategy for building mass public awareness and involvement in the vitally important work of peace and sustainability. 11 Days will facilitate participation in solutions through coordinated civic actions, supporting visionary organizations and endeavors, and by getting out the vote!

This will be the first in an ongoing series of global gatherings that inspire, inform and involve increasingly large numbers of people in creating a world that works for all. 11 Days will feature festivals, live concerts and other gatherings linked together by broadcasts and webcasts. Sri Lanka Ahimsa Now

Sarvodaya (Sarvodaya is a Spiritual Organization in Sri Lanka) will lead the World Peace Day Celebrations in Sri Lanka with 2 million people participating from around the country. For sixty days, commencing 21st August, Sarvodaya will undertake activities on multiple levels to raise the consciousness of universal love and to make violence unthinkable, ahimsa inevitable. On the 21st of September 250,000 peace-loving masses are scheduled to gather at the picturesque BMICH garden in the capital city of Colombo. Parliamentarians, Ambassadors are other dignitaries are supposed to grace the occasion. Dr. AT Ariyaratne will conduct the main proceedings.

The Planetary Awakening Network
Contact the coordinator - Maggie Erotokritou



Date: 10 Sep 2004
From: "Lois at EarthAction"">
Subject: Earth to America - send a message to U.S. voters

Dear EarthAction Partners & Friends,

The outcome of the US election this November 2 will have a tremendous impact on the future of the whole world.

With this in mind, EarthAction has launched a new global campaign called "Earth to America". We are collaborating with 4 other organizations through a new Internet Gateway, "The World Speaks", to bring written and video messages from individuals and organizations worldwide to American voters before November.

Earth to America's goal is for Americans to hear directly from people around the world about how the outcome of the 2004 US election -- and the policies that will follow -- will directly affect their lives.


- Send a message to American voters at:

- Visit the other websites listed below to send a video message and participate in other ways. Our site has links to them all.

- Copy and send this email to your family, friends, networks & media contacts.

- Make a donation at to help us bring millions of messages from people worldwide to Americans.

IF YOU ARE AN AMERICAN VOTER, please copy and send this message to your contacts worldwide, and make a donation to help us bring the faces and voices of the world to the eyes, ears and hearts of Americans before the election.

Thank you. Time is of the essence. Please take action today. Together we can create a more just, peaceful and equitable world.


Lois Barber
Executive Director, EarthAction

P.S. Here is the information about the groups that are collaborating.

The World Speaks is creating a global online gateway that facilitates a multimedia dialogue between Americans and non-Americans in advance of the US presidential election. Through, the 700 million people connected to the Internet on every continent have the opportunity to talk, write and send video messages to Americans about their hopes and concerns for the most anticipated and important US election in recent history. And Americans are responding!

With only two months to go before Election Day, lifts the quality of debate while bringing the discussion down to an intimate and personal level. No press secretaries, no ministry spokespersons, just real people with real concerns. Whether non-Americans support Bush or Kerry, they want US voters to think about the world before they drop the ballot. And recent polls clearly show that Americans care what the world thinks, understanding that security at home starts with being respected internationally.

The World Speaks is a spontaneous collaboration between five international websites based in Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Together, they have a collective audience that runs up in the hundreds of thousands, and through media partnerships and syndication, millions.

The five groups are:

Earth to America --
Earth to America will bring the faces and voices of the world to the eyes and ears of US voters before the 2004 elections. Our goal is for Americans to hear directly from people worldwide about how the outcome of the 2004 US election -- and the policies that will follow -- will directly affect their lives. Earth to America will contact over 2,000 organizations in more than 160 countries that are Partners in the EarthAction Network, and invite them, and their millions of members, to send messages from the Earth to America site. - My America: Letters to Americans is a website for debate about global politics and culture. Leading up to the US election OpenDemocracy is publishing a weekly exchange of letters in which Americans and non-Americans share their thoughts and feelings about the world's lone superpower. My America: Letters to Americans delivers a wide range of fresh, provocative and stimulating exchanges as politicians, writers, and artists with differing viewpoints describe what America means to them. Letters exchanges so far have included: Chinese human rights activist, Wei Jingsheng and Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton University; British economist Will Hutton and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform; Indian editor Antara Dev Sen and Dinesh D'Souza, writer of What's So Great About America. This project is an example of what does best, assisting hard thought about global issues through strong argument and counter-argument.

Talk to US --
"Pretend your camera leads straight into the living rooms of all 300 million Americans, and then answer the question: "What would you like to say to the people of the United States?" Talk to US is a global forum created to broadcast the ideas, concerns, or stories of people around the world to ordinary US citizens through short video clips. World citizens record their opinions, and submit them to The video clips, captured by professional filmmakers, as well as by anyone with a video camera and the desire to express themselves, already feature people from more than 15 countries and turn global issues from impersonal statistics into personal stories. It is these stories that have the power to open hearts and minds, raise important questions and create connections across borders. Some of the partners in this project include: Americans for Informed Democracy, American Voices Abroad, Global Exchange, Link TV, Mercy Corps, National Alliance for Media Art
and Culture, OneWorld TV and YMDI/Media Rights.

Voices '04 --
Voices '04 combines the personal quality of letter-writing with the massive scale of global and instantaneous electronic communication. Launched exactly one year in advance of the 2004 U.S. presidential election, the project invites all non-U.S. citizens to submit Dear America letters and all U.S. voters to contribute statements to the world. The result is a much needed exchange of ideas among those who can vote on November 2nd and those who cannot. Authors of Voices '04 letters can write on any number of topics: including specific foreign policy issues, the Republican, Democratic, and Third Party candidates, the electoral process, or the current state of America-World relations. To date, the site has received letters from world citizens based in the U.K., France, Austria, Germany, Russia, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, The Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Australia, China, Haiti, Mexico, Canada and the United States. Voices '04 is supported in part by the University of Toronto's McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology. is the first global e-democracy experiment and provides citizens around the world with a voice in the US election. The idea is to hold a mock election via the Internet at individual discretion, giving everyone around the world with access to the Internet the chance to cast a vote. Bush or Kerry? Voters choose the candidate they think is best for the world, giving reasons for their choice. The final outcome of the global vote for the U.S. President will be published on November 2, 2004. During the election campaign, intermediate polls will be published as well allowing U.S. citizens to take world opinion into account when making their own decision. This is what seeks to be: a community for the world's citizenry to let present and future presidents know what they expect of the world's most powerful state. gives everybody a chance to be counted.

Press contacts:
Kajsa Klein (English or Swedish): +46 733 908819 (Europe)
Solana Larsen (English or Spanish): +1 (646) 220-1459 (USA)
Or email: and we'll get back in touch with you.


From: "Phyllis"">
Date: 11 Sep 2004
Subject: Does evil exist?

Dear Friends,

Now you have the definitive answer to this very important question! I would like to add that, as creations of the Creator, we have free will to do with the Creator's world and works as we choose. Of course there are always consequences. So when asked "Why does God allow war to happen?" answer "God does not "allow" war to happen. God does not tamper with our free will. God created us and we created war. We can uncreate war at any time we choose."

I think that time is near.

Love and light Phyllis



This may or may not be a true story but it is a nice bit of logic

A university professor challenged his students with this question. "Did God create everything that exists? A student bravely replied, "Yes, He did!"

"God created everything?" the professor asked. "Yes, sir," the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists. And according to the principal that our works define who we are, then God is evil." The student became quiet before such an answer.

The professor was quite pleased with himself, and boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the faith in God is a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "Can I ask you a question, professor?" "Of course," replied the professor. The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"

"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?" The students snickered at the young man's question.

The young man replied, "In fact, sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is, in reality, the absence of heat. Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy. Absolute zero (-460 degrees F) is the total absence of heat. All matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."

The student continued. "Professor, does darkness exist?" The professor responded, "Of course it does."

The student replied, "Once again you are wrong, sir. Darkness does not exist either. Darkness is, in reality, the absence of light. We can study light, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wave lengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally, the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?" Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course, as I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil."

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold -- a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is not like faith, or love, that exist just as does light and heat. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down. The young student's name -- Albert Einstein.


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