Glenn, a New Zealander, has just returned from Schumacher College in Devon in the UK which runs courses around sustainability, using a transformative approach in helping organisations understand and find solutions.
In this interview, our planet is personified by referring to 'her' in her ancient name as Gaia, and is mentioned as science and reality combine, with ancient knowledge we realise that of all the major planets in our solar system, only Venus has a female name, yet the ancient Greeks 2,500 years ago had a name for 'mother earth' and they called her Gaia, 'from her all things issued'.
The many cycles of life on our planet, either cycle through the ocean or have contact with it as it's a gigantic dynamic system, in many ways the blood stream for the planetary body, which is 3.5% salt which in a uncanny way mirrors the salt percentage in the human body.
This interview covers the wholeness of our ocean planet, in that all oceans are interconnected.
The ocean is the life blood of our planet.
We have until now, only explored 1% of the deep ocean. This could be likened that possibly only 1% of the worlds population has explored the depths of their own inner realms, the psyche. (Greek for soul).
How do we take action to reclaim the ocean treasures of Kai Moana 'food from the ocean'. Can we embrace Rahui, the Maori word to 'lock away an area so that it can regenerate.' Back in 1981, NZ was in many ways leading the world in marine reserves, but that is no longer the case today.
With top down solutions from Government this can have a tendency to absolve the populace from responsibility by leaving it up to 'somebody else' to fix the problems for them. Yet now with Government wanting to cash up on the natural environment will it actually act, or instead ... not lead at all?
For the sake of future generations it is 'we the people' that need to take a leadership roll.
Learn that 'industrial' fishing has nothing to do with feeding people. The worlds major fishing fleets are owned by a very small number of families and a large percentage of fish caught goes for fish meal, pet food, fertilisers and other products and not actually feeding people.
This has grown out of control to include the totally destructive practice of bottom dredging by trawlers.
Recently the Japanese Government subsidized their Whaling industry by around US$30 million.
Listen from a Gaian perspective how plankton forms and gives off a spore (DMS) that seeds rain clouds on the micro level and that we have these giant repositories in the form of mega fauna, the great whales of the macro world. With their acoustic communication through the water to telepathic communication that includes some of Rupert Sheldrakes recent understandings.
Then to Glenn's experience of being enveloped within a field and feeling of connection with a Humpback whale while diving in Tongan waters and what it represented from a spiritual standpoint and our connection to what is sentience?
However circumstances were such we did not get to talk about the Pacific Ocean gyre garbage patch and now the Southern hemisphere Pacific gyre nor that the oceans were becoming acidic due to the increase in C02 being absorbed from the atmosphere.
This is an interview of a man who has a deep love for nature, the oceanic mass that surrounds our planet and his connection with all biota.
Glenn Edney and the scientific understanding of oceans and looking at ways to manage marine resources.
What really went on in Iceland?
Iceland was the first of the economies to collapse in the increasing list of countries affected by the corrupt banking system.
After most people lost their savings, how did the people of Iceland survive? How have they moved from a complete financial collapse in 2008 to a successful functioning "local economy”?
After the collapse on October 2008 actor, singer and gay rights activist Hordur Torfason planted himself outside parliament. Every day for a week he stood in the same spot and asked the people two questions. The first, do you know what has happened in this country? The second, do you have any ideas about what we can do about it?
By gauging opinion on the streets, and through innovative social media, he devised three demands which reflected the people’s immediate wishes: the government should resign, the board of the financial supervisorial authority should resign, and the board of the national bank should resign.
Within three months and in extremely cold and wet conditions, Torfason inspired thousands of people to take intelligent action resulting in radical change in Iceland’s government and economy. All of this was achieved peacefully.
Top economists are now saying Iceland is showing the way: While many countries within the Eurozone have bailed out the bankers and 'made the public pay the price' Iceland let the banks go bust and actually expanded its social safety net.
Nobel prize-winning economist Joe Stiglitz noted: “What Iceland did was right. It would have been wrong to burden future generations with the mistakes of the financial system.”
Is it as rosy as it sounds, and what might happen in the next election?
Yet, why is mainstream media so very quiet about what happened in Iceland?
Hordur Torfason tells his story and explains that there is still much work to be done.
For details of Torfason’s 'extensive' March 2013 New Zealand tour go to:
See also www.facebook.com/HordurTorfasonNZTour.
Patricia Ranald, PhD of Sydney, Australian spokesperson for the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network.
Interviewed on the underlying challenges of the secret TPPA, the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and how it could adversely affect Australia.
The TPPA originally started with NZ, Brunei, Singapore and Chile, but they have since been joined by the US and Australia and five other countries. US corporations are setting the agenda.
Australian civil society groups want the TPPA text to be made public and debated in Parliament before Government signs any agreement.
Why? Because they already have a Free Trade deal with the USA. They have had no economic benefit and are importing more from America than they export. For example, Australian sugar farmers did not get any additional access to US markets.
The US wants to include in the TPPA special rights for foreign investors to sue governments for damages in international tribunals if a law or policy harms their investment. This can undermine democratic health or other regulation by governments.
For example, Philip Morris the tobacco corporation is using an obscure 1993 Hong Kong-Australia investment agreement to sue the Australian Government for damages over its plain packaging legislation. They are persisting with the case despite the fact that the Australian High Court found that tobacco companies were not entitled to compensation for legitimate public health legislation.
These tribunals do not have the safeguards of national systems. The proceedings are secret, arbitrators can be an arbitrator one week and an advocate the next, and there are no precedents or appeals, leading to inconsistent decisions.
The general consensus is that these tribunals are biased in favour of corporate investors.
The US corporate agenda is seen by a growing number of Australians as tying the hands of Government. This can prevent present and future governments to regulate in many important matters, like access to medicine, keeping current environmental laws in place, health regulations, having 'No GE' labelling on food and not opening up essential services to international investors.
The Australian slogan is “Fair Deal or No Deal for the TPPA”
So far, there is no agreement that fundamental labour rights will be included and enforced in the TPPA. These are the freedom of association, the right to form unions, the right to collective bargaining, no forced labour, no child labour and no discrimination in the workplace. Without enforceable labour rights, increased trade can lead to a race to the bottom on working conditions.
Finally, we see that the Australians are fighting the same battle for their sovereignty as we are here in NZ
Listen to a very potent and passionate appraisal of the forthcoming 2nd Holistic Cancer Congress in Auckland which continues as a World First for its integrative approach to cancer therapies and diagnostics.
With presentations from Dr Bruce Lipton PhD, Ian Gawler, Dr Thornton Streeter DSc, Dr Robin Kelly, Dr Nicky Baillie, Liz Hart, David Holden, Phil Kerslake, and Peter Chaplin – each top experts in their own right. If you need to know the very latest information on cancer, and all approaches to its prevention and treatment, you must attend this Congress!
Today, many people are being shocked to find that they have a form of cancer or a family member or friend has become afflicted. Modern mainstream medicines use of some very invasive methods, with varying success, has compelled many people to seek other more natural ways to heal and recover.
This Holistic Cancer Congress follows on last years ground breaking 1st Congress where numerous presenters receive rapturous, standing ovations as they offered up not only hope but results.
David also gives a very lucid assessment of the new holistic technologies that the team at Global Health Clinics in Takapuna have brought to NZ. High-tech equipment can now track 'aura' energies and actually photograph energy 'chakras' and give virtual instant data readouts, that have been approved by the US FDA. This technology can also check blood for quality, parasites, viruses and all manner of tests.
He then introduces the numerous therapists and their various and integrative skills within an extensive range of holistic modalities that is extremely impressive for NZ and shows just how talented this growing team of many years of experience, are capable of.
So much so that their level of expertise has shifted holistic integrative and complementary medicine to another level of efficacy, where energy medicine and a whole new way of seeing the human body is acknowledged in a 21st century context.
The world of relating to human health is changing fast and we need to equip ourselves with new knowledge from the basics of taking in of the best quality, air, water and food, plus rest, exercise, sleep, inclusive of close family ties, warm relationships and minimising stress.
A very comprehensive interview of the leading edge of Holistic Health, that will educate you to a far broader understanding of why people are consciously choosing the natural path to optimum health and wellbeing.