Anne Huxtable, is an executive producer of the documentary, “Song of the New Earth – Tom Kenyon and the Power of Sound”, and is on tour in Australia and New Zealand during March and April 2015, to promote screenings of the film.
The film features the transformative life journey of the renowned sound healer, psychotherapist and modern day mystic Tom Kenyon, from a young aspiring Nashville musician to an internationally revered sound alchemist. Western science has confirmed what ancient traditions have known for centuries; sound has the power to heal.
Sound Healing (also known as Sonic Therapy) can be used as pure tones or as music and can positively affect a large array of physiological and psychological states.
We in New Zealand are still pushing nature closer to extinction and there are huge challenges. Yet, there are also some major game changer solutions that we can enact.
Like altering the New Zealand economic way of life to recognise that Conservation would be a very sensible thing to do. This being to place penalties that are such high costs on business that damages ecosystems, that it is just economical not to engage in.
This interview covers a vast amount of important information and was most enjoyable with Marie making very poignant points in a very eloquent fashion.
With a 1/4 acre section Dee has turned her garden into a food forest - saving heaps of visits to the supermarket, yet becoming super healthy in the process. She has 30 odd fruit trees in that area with raised veggie garden plots plus chickens and growing and harvesting 4 times a year the only things she buys are onions and mushrooms, because onions take to long to grow.
Visitors are totally blown away by the diversity of plants when visiting Dee’s garden. Yet, she also allows weeds like horehound to grow to make cough medicine including red sage as it may even be the first traditional Chinese remedy to gain approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
However, the biggest challenge for home gardeners is that for 9 out of 10, it is the soil that is the problem, having no humous and lacking in minerals, and prospective gardeners think that they can just buy fertiliser and pour it on however that's is not like it at all. We have to build it up, with seaweed, horse, cow and sheep manure, compost and involve yourself in a dedicated process for a wholesome soil web.
This lead her to writing a book on how to achieve this and that is how Gardening for Planet Earth was written, being totally different from other books because it was based on natures cycles that make life on earth possible.
After the last election Laila Harré felt not only beaten, but the need to withdraw and not actively participate in the political system.
So her psychology lecturer sister Niki Harré, (author of “Psychology for a Better World”) picked her up and suggested they went on a pilgrimage - walking and hitchhiking around North Island, carrying no money, presenting in different centres and listening to feedback from the community.
They created a tour that went from February 1st to the 28th 2015 in 27 different centres.
Laila tells us of the way they presented and got people talking.
There is a strong commonality of deep human values and to move forward successfully we need to recognise them and ensure that our social systems and institutions address those values.
The vision is, after all, in the hearts of the people.