All the sounds of nature coalesce and vibrate, in one vast symphony as in, for example, the dawn chorus of birds.
The human contribution to this living, nourishing element we call sound very often shows a lack of awareness, similarly to other aspects of the environment.
A mindful use of sound can be of great help in these turbulent times.
55 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,000 injured by Israeli forces since the ‘Great March of Return’ protests began on March 30 2018.
The rallies are part of a six-week protest to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba" or "catastrophe" - a reference to Israel's establishment in 1948 and when 750,000 Arabs were forcibly removed from Palestine.
Roger will be covering a number of topics that include
*Israel’s continuing lethal attacks of unarmed citizens gathering in Gaza,
*Political prisoners, detention of children,
*House demolitions on the West Bank,
*Author Dr Ramzy Baroud’s speaking tour of NZ talking about his new book “The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story”.
* The upcoming 2018 international Freedom Flotilla to Gaza which will again include a prominent human rights advocate from NZ.
Roger Fowler is a veteran activist & community organizer, and played a prominent role in building the local protest movement against the war on Vietnam and South African Apartheid in the late 1960s & 70s.
He was manager of Auckland’s Resistance Bookshop and coordinator of the inner-city People’s Union community organization throughout the 1970s, an active supporter of the protest occupation at Bastion Point, and union delegate in the car assembly industry.
Roger is director of the Mangere East Community Centre, and organizer of Kia Ora Gaza which has sponsored NZ involvement in several international solidarity convoys to break Israel’s inhumane siege of Gaza.
He has led two Kiwi humanitarian convoys to Gaza which was featured in an interview on GreenplanetFM in 2016.
You can DONATE to this and other fundraising for Palestine on the web site:
Kia Ora Gaza: www.kiaoragaza.net
This interview was sponsored by The Awareness Party.
He has lived in the New Zealand bush and studied the wairua, the spirit, of the plants of Aoteoroa, he has taught and tested New Zealand bush medicines, he has created beautiful art based on the plants of our bush so that the pictures and splashbacks he produces will positively affect the energy and resonance of the homes and offices in which they are installed.
He writes books and songs and musicals based on those same healing resonances, and his passion is to help young and old have a sense of belonging to each other and to Mother Earth, our Papatuanuku, our Source.
He believes that all dis-ease is from lack of connection and his work here is to help turn that around.
For any information about his homeopathic practise, bush walks, art and designs contact:
He is available for homeopathy on his Facebook page: The Homeopath. And his personal Facebook page: Robert van der Touw
His art and design is available in postcards, bookmarks, art cards, t-shirts etc on: artandsoulnz.com
His nature retreat place is open for visitors and guests on personal arrangement (guided bush walks, homeopathic consultation):
26 Kahikatoa Rd
Sage-ing is a spiritual practice that involves harvesting the wisdom of our lives and finding ways to transmit that wisdom as a legacy to future generations.
In developing an elder spiritual practice we pursue the path proposed by Rabbi Zalman Schacter in his seminal book From Age-ing to Sage-ing which involves, through introspection, the following: