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“Peace Train” featuring Yusuf / Cat Stevens | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

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Peace Train” – Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ timeless anthem of hope and unity – was originally released on the classic album ‘Teaser and the Firecat’ in 1971 and was Stevens’ first US Top 10 hit, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

This Song Around The World version features more than 25 musicians from 12 countries and unites Yusuf / Cat Stevens, singing and playing a beautiful white piano in a tranquil open air setting in Istanbul, Turkey, with musicians such as five time Grammy Award winning blues/americana artist Keb’ Mo’; Grammy nominated Senegalese artist Baaba Maal; Silkroad’s Rhiannon Giddens—also a Grammy Award winner; Ghassan Birumi playing the oud in Ramallah, Palestine; musicians from the Silkroad Ensemble in Rhinebeck, New York; Pat Simmons (The Doobie Brothers) and James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass player with Bonnie Raitt) performing in Maui, Hawaii; and bringing together conflict regions with Tushar Lall playing the harmonium in Delhi, India, and Joshua Amjad playing the Kartaal in Karachi, Pakistan.

“Peace Train” Lyrics by Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Now I’ve been happy lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun

Oh, I’ve been smiling lately
Dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be
Someday it’s going to come

‘Cause I’m on the edge of darkness
There ride the Peace Train
Oh, Peace Train take this country
Come take me home again

Now I’ve been smiling lately,
Thinkin’ about the good things to come
And I believe it could be,
Something good has begun

Oh Peace Train sounding louder
Glide on the Peace Train
Come on now Peace Train
Yes, Peace Train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the Peace Train
Come on now, Peace Train

Get your bags together,
Go bring your good friends, too
‘Cause it’s getting nearer,
It soon will be with you

Now come and join the living,
It’s not so far from you
And it’s getting nearer,
Soon it will all be true

Oh Peace Train sounding louder
Glide on the Peace Train
Come on now Peace Train
Peace Train

Now I’ve been crying lately,
Thinkin’ about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating,
Why can’t we live in bliss

‘Cause out on the edge of darkness,
There rides a Peace Train
Oh Peace Train take this country,
Come take me home again

Oh Peace Train sounding louder
Glide on the Peace Train
Come on now, Peace Train
Yes, Peace Train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the Peace Train
Come on, come on, come on
Yes, come on, peace train
Yes, it’s the peace train

Come on now, peace train
Oh, peace train




CIA Admits Feeding Americans False Info About Ukraine | Ron Paul

By Ron Paul | ronpaulinstitute.org

Late last year, a Gallup poll showed that Americans’ trust in the mainstream media has fallen to its second-lowest level on record. Only seven percent of Americans responded that they have a “great deal” of trust in the media.

That loss of trust has been well-earned by the mainstream media, and it explains the massive growth of independent media and alternative voices on social media. The response to the rise of independent media voices has been a rush to “cancel” any voice outside the accepted mainstream narrative.

Citizens of the Soviet Union would read manipulated media like Pravda not because the regime reported facts, but because the truth was hidden between the lines of what was reported and what was not reported. That seems to be where we are in the US today.

Last week an extraordinary article appeared in, of all places, NBC News, reporting that the US intelligence community is knowingly feeding information it does not believe accurate to the US mainstream media for the American audience to consume.

In other words, the article reports that the US “deep state” admits to being actively engaged in lying to the American people in the hopes that it can manipulate public opinion

According to the NBC News article, “multiple US officials acknowledged that the US has used information as a weapon even when confidence in the accuracy of the information wasn’t high. Sometimes it has used low-confidence intelligence for deterrent effect…”

Readers will recall the shocking headlines that Russia was prepared to use chemical weapons in Ukraine, that China would be providing military equipment to Russia, that Russian President Putin was being fed misinformation by his advisors and more.

All of these were churned out by the CIA to be repeated in the American media even though they were known to be false. It was all about, as one intelligence officer said in the article, “trying to get inside Putin’s head.”

That may have been the goal, but what the CIA actually did was get inside America’s head with false information meant to shape public perception of the conflict. They lied to propagandize us in favor of the Biden Administration’s narrative.

Those pushing the “Russiagate” hoax through the Trump years claimed that the goal of “Russian disinformation” was to undermine Americans’ trust in our government, media, and other institutions. Isn’t it ironic that the CIA itself has done more than the Russians to undermine Americans’ faith in the media by feeding false stories to establish a particular narrative among the American people?

After the Bay of Pigs disaster, President Kennedy has been quoted as wanting “to splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds.” That didn’t work out too well for him. As Senate Majority Chuck Schumer famously told Rachel Maddow in 2020, responding to the-President Trump’s criticism of the CIA, “let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

As more information about the activities of the US Intelligence Community in trying to bring down Trump come out, it appears that, for once, Schumer was right.

It’s time to revisit President Kennedy’s post-Bay of Pigs wish. The CIA using lies to propagandize the American people toward war with Russia is just one of thousands of reasons to scatter a million pieces of that agency to the wind.

Copyright © 2022 by RonPaul Institute. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit and a live link are given.




Peace Within Me, Peace Surrounds Me, Peace From Me, Let There Be Peace | Ajeet Kaur [MUSIC VIDEO]

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“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

Watch this most beautiful music video with Ajeet Kaur and imagine peace in the world: Peace within me, peace surrounds me, peace from me, by thy grace let there be peace.

In this video, come with sacred chant artist Ajeet Kaur on a journey to India and chant along with her to the soundtrack of “Peace” from her album At the Temple Door featuring Todd Boston, Snatam Kaur, Sukhmani Kaur Rayat and Ram Dass Khalsa. Wash away your worries and find the peace within through this mantra to experience our connection to each other and the divine. Filmed on location in Rishikesh, India.

Lyrics

Peace within me

Peace surrounding me

Peace from me

By thy grace let there be peace

Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru (One creator created this creation. Truth is His Name. Great beyond description is His Infinite Wisdom)




YOU Have Been LIED To About Why the Ukraine War Began | Russell Brand

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Russell Brand explains how a US-backed, far right–led revolution in Ukraine helped to bring us to the situation we find ourselves in today with regard to the Russian invasion. #RussiaWar #UkraineWar

References:

Calling Russia’s Attack ‘Unprovoked’ Lets US Off the Hook

What You Should Really Know About Ukraine

A US-Backed, Far Right–Led Revolution in Ukraine Helped Bring Us to the Brink of War




A Prayer for Peace – Make Me an Instrument (Prayer of St. Francis) – Mei-lan

Source: Mei Ian

Let’s unite our voices and our hearts in a prayer for peace. 🙏
Sending comfort and strength to all in need.

All my love,
~Mei-lan

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.




Solfeggio Frequencies For Healing Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Solfeggio frequencies

Solfeggio frequencies have been used in Gregorian chants for hundreds of years and the tones have been proven to heal the mind, body and soul healing. Solfeggio tones penetrate the subconscious deeply, awaken the soul’s potential, break unhealthy patterns and can repair the DNA. All of the Solfeggio frequencies correspond with a note on the musical scale system, a color and a chakra center. When listening to these tones over time, the mind, body and spirit slowly begin to recharge and heal themselves. It is quite possible to use these frequencies as a healing practice and for self-care.

The Sacred 6 Tones

UT – 396 Hz – Corresponds with the Root chakra and liberates one from guilt and fear. The color is red.

RE – 417 Hz: Corresponds with the Sacral chakra and helps undo situations and facilitates change. The color is orange.

MI – 528 Hz: Corresponds with the Solar Plexus and brings about transformation and miracles and repairs the DNA. The color is yellow.

FA – 639 Hz: Corresponds with the Heart Chakra and assists with connection/relationships. The color is green.

SOL – 741 Hz: Corresponds with the Throat chakra and solves problems and issues through communication and personal expression. The color is blue.

LA – 852 Hz: Corresponds to the Third Eye and Crown chakras and awakens intuition and returns everything to spiritual order. The color is indigo.

There are many different variations of the Solfeggio meditations that are available to listen to. Creating sacred space as you listen to these types of meditations will help you feel the benefits of these positive frequencies. Here is a sampling of these sacred and ancient tones 

Blessings and Light,

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco

Laurie Barraco is a professional intuitive counselor, medium, author, recording artist, teacher and the owner of The Mystical Moon, a healing center in Fort Myers, Florida. Laurie offers readings, courses and healing products through The Mystical Moon Online Store. You can connect with her at The Mystical Moon Facebook Page.

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Beautiful Music for Your Soul: Awaken to Love | Mei-lan

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Want to awaken to love? Just listen to this incredibly beautiful music by Mei-lan Maurits.




How Music Can Boost Your Immune System During Coronavirus Lockdown

By Curtis Dean

Do you know that music can help you boost your immune system and help people recover from illness? That’s really interesting to know since most of us take music as our relaxation or therapy. 

Music is everywhere and we could hear it on radios, televisions, the start or end of the movie, both in private and public places. Music sets the mood up and almost every one of us can’t live without it.

And now that the world is stuck in a crisis which mandated everyone to stay at home, music gave us the company to kill the boredom as we stayed within our premises. 

This article will help you know how music can boost your immune system during coronavirus lockdown. Feel free to crank up the melodies and boom those beats, because the outcomes are in — music is good for you.

Music and Immune System

There are many benefits to listening to music. Music has healing power. For those of who’ve been in a bad break up, tend to cling and cry along with the depth of lyrics from Taylor Swift or so while some wanted to power up through a long run by jamming on Eminem’s quality music.

Music can relax the brokenhearted, encourage runners, and kickoff the grandest dance parties, but for our health and overall well-being, music could give us some significant scientific benefits. 

It has shown that listening to music improves memory functioning, escalate the rate of healing, develop your workouts, and more.

Additionally, scientists have revealed that if you listen to only 50 minutes of “inspiring” dance music, your antibody levels will strengthen suggestively. After being exposed to music, they also found that stress hormones can decline the immune system drop.

It seems to be quite actual to recover the quality of life of those suffering physical health problems and music therapy is used often to encourage mental and emotional health. Therefore, taking music lessons is highly recommended. 

How Music Can Boost Immune System

Happy dance music has a vital role in increasing immunity while relaxing music helps to decrease stress. Another essential thing to retain in mind is the listener’s taste in music. The music chosen by someone seems to have a bigger impact on his health.

The following are the important benefits of music to our immune system:

  • Singing For An Hour Can Increase Levels Of Immune Proteins

Music can have extensive effects on the hormones cortisol and adrenaline – which frequently kick in for the period of nerve-wracking situations. However, when playing music or singing, the body experiences fewer of the indications in terms of the ‘fight or flight’ retort and leads to a decrease in adrenaline.

  • Playing Musical Instruments Helped to Lower the Levels of Harmful Stress Hormones

A study shows that those who have the utmost amount of musical experience did best on tests of mental perception and show that it helps reduce the levels of harmful stress hormones. 

Compared to non-musicians, the individuals with an extraordinary degree of musical involvement had much higher totals on the cognitive tests because they tend to have a calmer condition, plus those related to visual and special memory, identification of objects and the brain’s aptitude to acclimatize to new information

  • Listening to Music Can Reduces Stress and Eases Anxiety

Research has found that music has a unique link to our emotions and it can be used as an exceptionally effective stress management means.

Music can also have a relaxing effect on the mind just like listening to slow music to calm the body. Researchers at Stanford University originate that listening to music appears to be capable to change brain functioning to a similar degree as medication. 

It’s an easy stress reduction option since music is so widely available and inexpensive.

  • It Helps You Heal

Music links with the automatic nervous system comprising the brain function, blood pressure, and heartbeat. It also connects to the limbic system such as feelings and emotions.

The bodily reaction follows suit when slow music is played, – the heart blow slows down and blood pressure descents. This results in the inhalation to slow, which helps discharge tension in the neck, shoulders, stomach, and back. 

Listening to slow or calming music on a steady basis can benefit our bodies to relax, which over time, means a smaller amount of pain to experience and faster recovery time.

A similar study with stroke patients Finnish researchers. They discovered that if stroke patients listened to music for a couple of hours a day, their verbal memory and attentive responsiveness improved better and they had a more optimistic mood than patients who did not listen to anything or who listened to acoustic books.

What Kind of Music Can Boost the Immune System?

Music is so voluntarily available, not many people understand the benefits that music can have on their lives, particularly when it comes to anxiety.

  • Meditative Music For Relish 

Meditation is well-known for being one of the most prevalent and most active practices you can relish and participate in to lessen the levels of stress in your life and it is best paired up with meditative music. 

Meditation music is widely available, meaning you can meditate and find the present moment, notwithstanding where you are or what you’re doing.

  • Dance Music For Activation

Something about music is enticing — chiefly upbeat music — that stimulates and actuates the body. Music very much has a way of augmenting the quality of life and can, in addition, promote recovery for both physical, emotional, and mental health.

Overall, turning up your tunes can also awake the effort you use during exercise, study, or even doing simple chores are home. 

So what are you waiting for during this lockdown boredom? Seize your earbuds and start jamming!




“Thank You To The Haters”: Joe Rogan Breaks Silence On Spotify Controversy, Rejects “Disinformation” Label

By Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge

Hours after Spotify said in a statement that it would modify its content policies – which Joe Rogan did not violate, the company clarified  – and adopt a “content advisory” for certain podcast episodes in an effort to placate the snowflakes, Joe Rogan finally broke his silence on the uproar over his podcast in a 10-minute video shared to Instagram.

In the video, a kind of frank confessional apparently shot by Rogan himself using his own phone, Rogan apologized to those he had unwittingly offended, before launching into a poignant, carefully crafted explanation that gently nudged and reminded objectors about why Rogan’s show is a must-listen, and a leader in the modern-day podcast gold rush.

But first, Rogan asked listeners to ignore certain “disparaging” headlines that he said misrepresent what he’s doing.

“I wanted to make this video first of all because I think there are a lot of people who have a distorted misconception about what I do may be based on soundbites or headlines of articles that are disparaging. The podcast has been accused of spreading ‘dangerous misinformation’…specifically about two episodes, one with Dr. Peter McCollough and one with Dr. Robert Malone.”

Both doctors are highly credentialed, while also harboring views on SARS-CoV-2 and how to combat it that are “different” from the mainstream narrative.

“Both of these people are very highly credentialed very intelligent highly accomplished people and they have an opinion that’s different from the mainstream narrative. I wanted to hear what their opinion is.”

Unfortunately, there are others who are fearful of what these two doctors have to say, and believe that they are somehow personally responsible for the ongoing COVID pandemic (despite the fact that “the science” shows it’s quite obvious that there’s nothing humans can do to stop the pandemic, although they can take steps to limit fatalities).

This is the problem: since the start of the pandemic, public health authorities have seen their guidance proven wrong again and again, as comedian Adam Carolla put it: “what have you guys been right about?”

Rogan says something similar, claiming that practically every piece of “misinformation” has later been proven correct – everything from whether the vaccinated can still spread the virus, to whether COVID may have been created in a Wuhan laboratory, a view that once saw Zero Hedge banned from Twitter for months.

“The problem I have with the term disinformation, especially today, is that 8 months ago, many of the things that were considered ‘disinformation’ are now accepted as fact. For example, 8 months ago, if you said ‘if you get vaccinated you can still catch COVID and you can still spread COVID, you would be removed from social media, they would ban you from certain platforms.”

He continued: 8 months or a year ago, “…if you said ‘I don’t think cloth masks work’ you would be banned from social media, now that’s openly  and repeatedly stated on CNN. If you said ‘I think it’s possible COVID may have come from a lab’ you would be banned from many social media platforms – now it’s on the cover of Newsweek.”

Again, Rogan insisted that he isn’t endorsing the views of his guests, nor proclaiming them to be somehow correct or immutable: he’s simply exploring a range of viewpoints to help his audience arrive at their own conclusions, instead of being indoctrinated with viewpoints favorable to the masters of whatever corporate-owned media they consume.

“I don’t know if they’re right? No…I’m not a doctor, I’m not a scientist…I’m just a person who sits down with people and have conversations with them. Do I get things wrong? Absolutely…but when I get things wrong I try to correct them…because I’m interested in finding out what the truth is, and I’m interested in having conversations with people who have different opinions. I’m not interested in talking with people…who have only one perspective.”

Rogan then name-checked several more mainstream COVID experts – from Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of President Biden’s COVID advisory board), to others – as evidence that he is truly interested in hearing a diverse range of opinions and views, not just those who parrot the government-endorsed “official” narrative.

As for the situation with Neil Young, Rogan gamely noted that he’s “sure there are other things going on behind the scenes.” For example, might Young be doing this to try and fetch a higher price for his lifetime music catalogue ahead of a sale (like Bob Dylan did).

But still, Rogan insisted that he has always been a huge Neil Young fan, even recounting an amusing story about a Neil Young show he attended while working concert security in his youth.

As for the “interviews” he conducts with his guests, “…they are just conversations…often times I have no idea what I’m going to talk about until I sit down…that’s also the appeal of the show, it’s one of the things that makes it interesting.”

Toward the end of the video, Rogan said this to sum up:

“I’m not trying to promote misinformation, I’m not trying to do anything controversial, I’m just trying to have regular conversations with these people.”

“My pledge to you is that I will do my best to balance out these more controversial viewpoints with other people’s perspectives so that we can maybe find a better view. I don’t just want to just show the contrary opinion to what the prevailing narrative is. I want to show all kinds of opinions so that we can figure out what’s going on – and not just about COVID, about health, about fitness, wellness, the state of the world itself.

And finally, he even thanked “the haters” for helping to keep him sharp.

“Even thank you to the haters, it’s good to have some haters because it makes you reassess what you’re doing…and I think that’s good, too.”

Watch Joe Rogan’s video on Instagram HERE.




BEAUTIFUL Sound Healing Music | Rise Into Love | Mei-lan

SOURCE: Mei-lan

Want to raise your vibration? Just listen to this incredibly beautiful music with just the incredible voice of the amazing Mei-lan Maurits.




Truckers Convoy: Why The Mainstream Media Blackout?! | Russell Brand

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Russell Brands talks about the freedom convoy in Canada and why the mainstream media is not covering this monumental event.

HERE’S WHAT MSM SHOULD BE REPORTING: From B.C. to Ontario, the Trucker Freedom Convoy is closing in on Ottawa




“Silent War” by Five Times August (THIS Beautiful Song Was Performed Live at the “Defeat the Mandates” Protest)

Source: FiveTimesAugust

Listen to this beautiful song by Bradley James Skistimas about the Silent War we are all fighting right now. Bradley sang this song live at the  “Defeat the Mandates” protest.

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Lyrics: “Silent War”

Somebody’s selling a new religion
Somebody’s selling a lie
Somebody wants all the strife and division
That’s driving us out of our minds

They’re telling the world not to trust their own eyes
They’re telling the people they’re wrong
They’re keeping the truth for their power and gain
And taking whatever we’ve got

And some of you eat all the lies you’ve been fed
Some of you just go along
Training acceptance inside of your head
To give them whatever they want

You’re leaving your brothers and sisters behind
You’re told it’s the best thing to do
You’re shutting out friends ‘cause you’re told that’s what’s right
Now they win because all of us lose

And it’s so sad
Watching these times as they change
And it’s so bad
The battle’s been violent and strange
As they lock us indoors
In a prison of this silent war

Now someone is trying to sell you the cure
The same one who made the disease
And they’ll try to convince you and make you feel sure
But hey, there ain’t no guarantees

They covered your mouth and they’ve tied back your hands
They did it to all of the kids
And nobody knows all the damage that’s done
And won’t ask until the master permits

And it’s so sad
Watching these times as they change
And it’s so bad
The battle’s been violent and strange
We all shout behind doors
In a prison of this silent war

So take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone
Take back your freedom
And fight for your life
Stand up before it’s all gone

‘Cause it’s so sad
Watching these times as they change
And it’s so bad
The battle’s been violent and strange
We can’t let them take more
We can’t let them win this silent war

So take back what is yours
Do not let them win this silent war

Written & Performed by Bradley James Skistimas
Copyright 2021 Seven Places Music (ASCAP)
#FiveTimesAugust #SilentWar




Mainstream’s COVID Narrative Comes Crashing Down | The Highwire With Del Bigtree

Source: The Highwire with Del Bigtree

The mainstream media’s narrative on COVID has come crashing down around even the most passionate lockdown and mandate enthusiasts who have been forced to turn tail and embrace tenets of the once castigated Great Barrington Declaration.

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Acts of Power: Daily Teachings for Inspired Living (book excerpt) | Lynn V. Andrews

Lynn Andrews’s new book Acts of Power is an intensely personal document that has assumed a special individual significance for contemporary readers, providing them with 365 daily inspirations that offer pivotal insights for living a joyful life.

Andrews has distilled twenty-one books into this daily companion edition to support and inspire you in a small, easy-to-follow, yet very important and powerful tool for living well. Transcending the borders of age and background, Acts of Power’s spectrum of experience, thought, and wisdom invites direct identification and a sense of recognition, a sharing of concerns and solutions.

Excerpts from “Acts of Power: Daily Teachings for Inspired Living”

January 27

CIRCUMSTANCE

I felt the west wind pushing against my back as though it were supporting my efforts and had come to encourage me. I contemplated the magnificence of this life. I saw more clearly than I ever had that we are all exactly in the position in life that we choose to be in, no more or less. We are not victims of circumstance. We have formed our own circumstance for many complex reasons, which often remain unnamed out of our own ignorance or our inability to learn and face the truth.—Lynn Andrews, Star Woman

January 28

HONOR THE DARK SIDE

 When women understand their Ultima Madre, or final mother, they can build altars and fetishes of these powers. When they feel the influence of Crazy Woman or the Death Mother, in the form of depression or gloom, they can light candles and burn copal and honor her great power, the dark side. You see, her intent only defines your goodness and beauty. By honoring the dark side, you destroy her power over you. Then she can’t take you.—Zoila, Jaguar Woman

January 29

FIND YOUR CIRCLE OF LIFE

“I see a dream for your people, black wolf,” she said, her eyes glittering, not unlike the timber wolves that I have seen. “The dream that I see for your people is to find a circle of life that honors your elders, something that your people have forgotten. I know that you spend a great deal of time in life trying to encourage the growth of this concept with our sister, Face in the Water. I’m going to place this dream in the center of this circle, and we will make it so. I make this bid for power.”—Twin Dreamers and Lynn Andrews, Tree of Dreams

January 30

WHO ARE YOU?

My teacher Agnes Whistling Elk once asked me, “And what have you learned, my daughter, from all the work that we have done together?”

I was very excited and said, “Well, I have learned to be a healer. I have learned to do acts of power in the world, and I am an author.”

“No, my daughter,” she admonished, “you are a woman living her truth who happens to write, who happens to heal and work with people.”—Agnes Whistling Elk and Lynn Andrews, Love and Power

January 31

JACKRABBITS

“Your moods make rabbits today,” Agnes, who sat next to me, whispered in my ear.

“What do you mean?” She had startled me.

“You think little thoughts and they multiply like jackrabbits.”— Agnes Whistling Elk and Lynn Andrews, Crystal Woman


Lynn Andrews is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Medicine Woman series, which chronicles her three decades of study and work with shaman healers on four continents. Her study of the way of the sacred feminine began with Agnes Whistling Elk and Ruby Plenty Chiefs, Native American healers in northern Canada. Her quest for spiritual discovery continued with a Shaman Curendera of the Mayan Yucatan, an Aboriginal woman of high degree in the Australian Outback, and a Nepalese healer in the foothills of the Himalayas. Today, she is recognized worldwide as a leader in the fields of spiritual healing and personal empowerment. A shaman healer and mystic, Andrews is widely acknowledged as a major link between the ancient world of shamanism and modern society’s thirst for profound personal healing and a deeper understanding of the pathway to enlightenment. For more about Lynn and her work, visit: lynnandrews.com.




Album of Endangered Bird Songs Soars Above Taylor Swift to Number 3 in Music Chart

An album of Australia’s most endangered birds and their calls has sold its way into the No.3 spot on national pop charts, beating Taylor Swift and ABBA in its flight path.

Songs of Disappearance is a 24-minute album of endangered birdcalls recorded by Australia’s best wildlife sound recordist, David Stewart. It sold over 2,000 copies and demonstrates the love of Australians who want to help their native species—with all proceeds going to the conservation of our feathered friends.

Its genesis came when Stephen Garnett, a conservation professor at Charles Darwin University, finished the 2020 Action Plan for Australian Birds, a set of recommendations that found 1 in 6 native species are threatened with extinction. He had a conversation with his Ph.D. student Anthony Albrecht, a classical cellist, and one-half of a two-person multimedia company called the Bowerbird Collective.

Albrecht asked his advisor if there was anything Bowerbird Collective could do to make people aware of the action plan. That was when they discussed the idea of an album.

“I knew it was an ambitious thing to suggest and—I don’t know—Stephen’s a little bit crazy like me, and he said, let’s do this,” Albrecht tells NPR.

The other half of Bowerbird, the violinist Simone Slattery, arranged a musical collage of all 53 birds on the record, while the remaining tracks are each bird’s individual songs recorded by Stewart.

“We did it! Thanks to your incredible support we reached #3 in the ARIA charts, ahead of Taylor Swift, ABBA, Mariah Carey, and Michael Bublé,” the organizers wrote on their website, noting the Christmas-time bump given to the latter.

All proceeds of the album were donated to BirdLife Australia, which helped in production.

Some of the singing comes from birds that are Critically-Endangered, and one bird, the Night Parrot, wasn’t even known to science until 2013.

“When we last prepared an Australian bird action plan in 2010, we were not even sure Night Parrots and King Island Brown Thornbills existed – this CD has calls of both,” Professor Garnett said in a statement.

Each CD comes with a copy of the action plan, a small guide to each bird, and how to pick the sound of their calls out. The LP just became available internationally, so we all can enjoy the sounds and donate to the cause.

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