Controversial figure Ken Ring is the only long range weather forecaster in the country. He has been predicting weather for over 15 years and in this interview he explains the differences between his system of prediction, using lunar orbits, seasonal cycles and by examining historical weather trends, as opposed to conventional weather forecasting via observation from satellites.
"No guarantee of 100% accuracy is claimed. Sciences that depend on nature's patterns are never exact despite best intentions," Ken says. He predicted this summer would be drier than normal for most of the country.
He highlights the politics of why it suits weather forecasters to get it wrong! Indigenous peoples and farmers have been aware of the moons influence on weather for years, but its influence is ignored in mainstream forecasting.
Ken challenges the generally accepted reasons for climate change and says the system is too big and powerful to be greatly affected by human activity. He also tells the story of the politics behind global warming science.
By observing and studying the earth, the sun, and the moon Ken has developed a system of earthquake prediction where it is possible to tell an approximate date when the moons pull on the earth is likely to create quakes. He explains the earth’s tide. Whenever the sun and moon are in line with Earth, such as during a full moon or a new moon, the tidal effects, are greater. It is during these times that Earth experiences most of its earthquakes.
A former maths teacher, he is the author of over 30 books on weather and climate in New Zealand, Australia and UK, including his New Zealand Weather almanacs produced every year since 1999. He also runs the Predict Weather website and consults to a wide range of local bodies, event organisers and corporates in three countries.
For the past five years Ken has been long-range consultant for Channel Seven, Australia's largest TV network, appearing monthly on their prime-time show, Today Tonight, and they have just renewed his contract. Whether you agree with Ken or not, you are likely to find this interview full of interesting perspectives.
His website is www.predictweather.co.nz
Most places in New Zealand have fluoride in the water, but is it dumbing down the population and making people ill? Fluoride expert Dr Paul Connett, professor Emeritus in Chemistry from St Lawrence University New York USA, says “Yes”.
For years health experts have been unable to agree on whether fluoride in the drinking water may be toxic to the developing human brain. Extremely high levels of fluoride are known to cause neurotoxicity in adults, and negative impacts on memory and learning have been reported in rodent studies, but little is known about the substance’s impact on children’s neurodevelopment.
In a meta-analysis, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and China Medical University in Shenyang for the first time combined 27 studies and found strong indications that fluoride may adversely affect cognitive development in children. Based on the findings, the authors say that this risk should not be ignored, and that more research on fluoride’s impact on the developing brain is warranted.
Dr Connett questions the appropriateness of considering a miniscule amount of improvement in tooth surface above the importance of the brain.
When the fluoridation of water began, there was little evidence for its long term safety (as for GMOs) and since then little attempt has been made to monitor its health effects systematically. Because there are so many unanswered health questions, fluoridation of water must be considered an ongoing experimental procedure, and as such it is a violation of the Nuremberg Code, which forbids experimentation on humans without their informed consent.
In Europe, nearly all countries have never fluoridated their water or have ceased doing so. Yet the incidence of tooth decay has declined just as much as in those countries that practice fluoridation. This fascinating interview with Dr Paul Connett, will raise alarm bells about many aspects of the mass medication of the population by fluoride and he challenges us to do something about it.
Details of Dr Connett’s New Zealand Tour can be found here - http://www.fannz.org.nz/paulconnett.php
Check out this previous GreenPlanetFM interview on Fluoride with Mary Byrne and Mark Atkin of Fluoride Action Network.
This GreenPlanetFM programme is sponsored by The Awareness Party.
The Earth talking to Humanity via Sten Linnander
Sten's quest in life is to understand how we can reconnect with the living world around us and take our rightful place as conscious participants in its evolution.
Prior to the year 2000, Sten kept receiving messages that he refused to believe, and it took him over a decade to come to terms with the information that he wrote down, and now has published it.
The challenge of not wanting to believe that the Earth (she) was actually talking, or whispering to him, caused him to question why he picked up these messages 'inside himself.'
That the earths atmosphere can also be perceived as an aura and just as radio and TV waves can pass through the atmosphere from station to receiver, so can 'sensitive' people pick up information too.
Most Indigenous peoples globally acknowledge animism and inherently know that rocks store information, as in crystals.
That we too can program crystals ourselves when we understand certain principles that shaman and medicine healers know of AND that the earth embodies information stored in rock as well as crystals and 'wants to convey' far more information to humanity …
Sten states that in stilling ourselves and letting go into a deeper quieter countenance and listening to the Earth, the more autonomous we become, that in fact we do not lose our individuality - on the contrary we connect with a greater possibility and being …
The Earth's message to us is to walk the earth as if every step we are kissing the earth - in a sensitivity of being - we walk the earth the same way as we ride a horse. We do not ride on a horse we ride a horse and 'become one with the horse' - same for when we walk the earth not walk on the earth. Many indigenous people understand this fully.
Listen to Sten, talking of this epic tale of love making and earth intimacy…, like only a Swede can.
The Earth states 'it is a sexual being …'
The love affair between the Sun and Earth gave rise to life on this planet …
Taking time to immerse ourself in nature, by rivers, lakes, oceans, mountain top etc, just to get away from our everyday world and … listen and let go … and we start pulsating in resonance with the earth.
The Earth interacts with our dreams - and our need to be 'conscious' prior to going to sleep.
However the Earth says the greatest impediment for communication is that we humans do not believe that the Earth is alive.
When I asked him about a statement in his book that was headed, humans beings and the earth as having a joint goal; allowing and combining Freedom and Intimacy, 'listen' to an elegant answer to this question.
Intimacy = In-to-me-I-see
Another statement in the book is called; RECAPITULATING THE PAST - he talks to this too.
And finally at the end of the interview Sten mentions that the Earth has a plan for humanity to build a device in which the Earth can speak to us, in our language and in images …and ultimately in voice …
And that 'time itself' is changing and we are just starting to perceive that this is happening.
I Am With You. The Earth Wants to Talk With Us
Celebrating Voices of the Sacred Earth; Feb 8,9 & 10th of Feb 2013
Kawai Purapura - Mills Lane, Oteha Valley Rd, Albany on the North Shore
With Jenny Cottingham, Dyana Wells, Te Ngako Ngaropo & Dr Jyoshna La Trobe
'Sacred Earth Festival' & Symposium & Gathering of All Beings
KIA ORA: You are invited to celebrate the sacred in a festive setting of community and sharing of gifts, knowledge, spontaneity and song within a context of expansive enjoyment and kinship.
We ask that you commit to something DIFFERENT this weekend and involve yourself by either observing, listening, or participating in open, light hearted discussion and join in an event that brings forth a collective of NZ's top story tellers; of Maori, metaphysical ecologists, healers, artists and indigenous ideals of how as one seamless organism we can anchor a vision of a bio harmonic lifestyle and community.
With a holistic understanding that integrates scientific principles people are awakening to the need to creatively build community into a dynamic field of possibility. And that 'cultural creative's' need to be communing together. By showing up at this event, this in-breath of connectivity will carry you deeper into your heart and the fabric of your being and, of all being.
Attending, speaking & workshops:
Presenters & Wisdom Keepers
Barry Brailsford MBE: Author and Storyteller
Barry, the vehicle for 'The Song of Waitaha', has spent much of his life researching, learning and sharing the history and ancient lore of the Maori and Polynesian people. He is an elder story teller of ancient times.
Makuini Ruth Tai: Aroha Ambassador For Peace and Kaitiaki Pa Manawa.
Makuini sees herself as an Aroha Light Language Scholar and linguist as well as an Aroha Ambassador for Peace and Goodwill. Being a bridger in languaging ancient lore - towards a more expansive understanding
Dr Richard Nunns QSM: Taonga Puoro (Maori Musical Instruments)
Dr Richard Nunns QSM is a living authority on Nga Taonga Puoro (Maori traditional musical instruments). He has been described as one of New Zealand’s most remarkable musicians.
Michael O’Donnell: Artist, Environmentalist, Storyteller Catalyst
Michael of Tarariki Pottery Paeroa is an artist, environmentalist, storyteller and catalyst. In his own unique way he has learned to walk the path of the old peoples of New Zealand and Ireland.
Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber: Matakite (Medicine Woman)
Franchelle is a New Zealander of Russian and Native American Cherokee descent, born with highly developed clairvoyant and healing gifts and comes from a lineage of medicine men and women.
Atarangi Muru: Maori ‘Hands On’ Healer, Lecturer
Atarangi is a Maori Healer and is affiliated to the Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa tribes. She was raised in the small, remote, coastal community of Ahipara Northland.
Gary Cook: Researcher, Author, Temple Knight
Gary is a leading writer on the special nature of the mystic realms that are to be found in New Zealand and the South Pacific and leader of The Secret Land project. Showing his new video Friday Night called 'Voices of the Forest.'
He will share knowledge around ” Revitalising the authentic spiritual power of the Tōhunga Ahurewa (Traditional Māori Spiritual Practitioners) in a modern world” (Masters thesis) – and “A new perspective towards reconstructing the traditional “Whare Wānanga” (Māori Spiritual Wisdom Schools) in a contemporary context” which is his PhD topic.
Ojasvin and Iris Davis: Grandmother’s Healing Haka
Ojasvin Kingi Davis is Maori from the people of Ngaitupoto, Ngatihine, Ngapuhi of Aotearoa, New Zealand. His bloodline and family traditions reaches back to the stream of Waitaha and Waiomu.
Antion: Guitarist, Sikh, Sacred Sound Celebration
Antion: 60’s world-class guitarist of rock star fame, he was the first Kundalini Yoga teacher in UK and Europe in 1970, the first non-Indian to sing sacred Kirtan in India’s Golden Temple, and the first non-Hawaiian to be honored as a master of chant.
Elandra Kirsten Meredith: “Hawaian Chanting For Healing”
Elandra LMT, BA: is a Yoga teacher of 40 years, a 16-year director of a West Coast Yoga Center, author of five Yoga Manuals, midwife, and international founder/director teacher-trainer of her own healing work, Lomi Chi Holographic Healing.
Dr Jyoshna La Trobe: Composer, Ethnographer, Workshop Leader
Jyoshna is a composer, ethnomusicologist and international workshop leader who has authored over 25 albums of original and ethnographic albums. Jyoshna’s speciality is devotional music of India, and completed her PhD on “Kīrtan and Ecstatic performance in Bengal, India”, becoming the first westerner to gain a doctorate in Rarhi Bangla Kirtan.
Plus: Tania Batt, Lyn Kriegler, Jimi Dale, Georgia Wood, Shakti Band, Gus Simonovic, Brant Secunda, DJ Anirvan, Gamelan Padhang Moncar, Bhadrasena, Margaret-Mary Hollins, Daring Donna, Elisabeth von Madarasz, Nicky Hammond, Kereru, Kerry Strongman, Bill Watson and Michael Fleck plus many, many other musicians.
These are just some of the speakers, presenters, healers and artists that will be present from the 8th, 9th and 10th of February 2013.
Kawai Purapura - Mills Lane, Oteha Valley Rd, Albany on the North Shore
Ph 09 415 9468