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According to the Foundation for the Law of Time, Jose Arguelles "departed this Planet on Solar Moon 17 (March 23), Red Spectral Moon, at 6:10 a.m (the exact same time that he was born in 1939 in the Red Spectral Moon year)."

"After a short illness, he slipped away in complete peace. We are asking for those who loved him to hold a synchronized vigil and/or ceremony on his behalf at noon (Pacific standard time) on Solar Moon 19, Kin 91. Send him your prayers, light and blessings to continue his spirit journey - and also visualize the rainbow bridge and the Return of Light."




It may not be a bank holiday or a day off work, but July 25th is the `Day Out of Time' for the newest spiritual movement and it's push for global calendar reform. It's called `Dreamspell', a cross between astrology and a new religion that has appropriated the knowledge of the ancient Maya and their 13 moon calendar and packaged it for mainstream consumption.

Calendar classes are popping up like the new pilates as the `in' thing to do, as a `sexed up' Mayan calendar resurgence sweeps the world. Before you know it, Madonna will be casting her glyph and singing about the `Blue Crystal Storm' as the message that `we are now at the end of the Dreamspell of history and at the beginning of the Dreamspell of galactic culture' takes off. But what is it about the13 moon calendar that has haunted history? Why is it so important and why does it still resonate with everyday people in this global village of pick and choose ideologies? Underlying it all is a deep sense of something that feels right in an artificial world where even the way we measure time is arbitrary and oppressive. The only problem is, indigenous Mayan Elders aren't too happy about the way it's being promoted, and a culture war is brewing as the Dreamspell turns into a nightmare.


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Rap News, Episode 7: It's 2011 and amid a flurry of political leaks and revelations, revolutions have rolled across North Africa and The Middle East, sweeping regimes and dictatorships before them. Join your host Robert Foster for long overdue analysis of these events, asking the question that's on everyone's lips -- where will revolution spark next? But when a news flash comes in from a special embedded correspondent, the episode takes an unprecedented turn, as that very question is answered in dramatic fashion. How will the world treat the latest courageous country to throw off the yoke of oppression? Is any cow sacred in this time of massive upheaval? Can there be any doubt that History Is Happening?

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Bear Owsley – A Practical Solution to Prohibition

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Photo: Rak Razam (EGA 2009)

From:     Bear <the-bear@thebear.org>
Date:     21 January 2011 5:45:38 PM AEDT
To:     Rak Razam <shazaman@netspace.net.au>

Utter nonsense!

ALL DRUGS MUST BE LEGALISED (I do NOT mean 'decriminalised) AT ONCE. Leave aside the absolutely ludicrous idea that ANY plant can be made illegal, the drug prohibition has spread the use of all kinds of drugs to nearly everyone on the planet.  In 1937 .03% of the US population used pot, today it is around 80-90%.

And why not? Literally millions deal drugs, the highest paying enterprise on earth, even open to kids.

But most importantly drug prohibition is the SINGLE cause of the present financial meltdown!  What do you think the 'Mafia' do/did with those trillions/year?  Well you can't keep all that in cash, so it had to be used to buy things, BIG things, like multinational corps.  Over 80% of teh ownership of all the biggest corps (banks, loan companies, Transamerica, Halliburton, etc) are owned by a mere handful of (the same) people.  So it is not surprising that they all were acting like street hoods- that is the Mafia way.  Every cent in 'stimulus buys more drugs, and of course drugs cost nearly nothing, they are PLANTS and plant products- the 'price' is a DELIVERY FEE, very like gambling- it drains the life out of teh community and spawns wars and so on.

Any and all commodities that are in trade, MUST be in legal, normal trade.  NO BLACK MARKETS can exist in today's world.

The original and ONLY reason for this prohibition is/was to REPLACE the alcohol prohibition with one which targeted USERS, so the corrupt cops did not have to bust those who were paying them (embarrassing to say the least!).

Those who think that it is acceptable to ENLARGE this stupidity need a good talking to.

I suggest you make a print-out of my essay "Win the War..." (I need to update the title to 'A Practical Solution'- please use this title).

Undergrowth #2 > TERRA POETICA


In the early 21st Century the War on Terror was a billion dollar Spectacle conceived by the military-entertainment complex, which served to distract humanity from the more widespread and dangerous War on Terra. In the human zoo, we stand somewhere between monoculture and wilderness, shaping our mental ecologies from the debris of empire + revolution. Resisting the fictions broadcast by crude television satellites and saturated by tabloid media. On the streets, poetic terrorists paint the rumour of some new indigenous struggle. Earth magicians retrofit the urban ecology. New paradigms mingle with archaic lores in the interzones of the information war. We are all natives remembering the language of Terra Poetica.


TERRA POETICA is the second issue of Undergrowth Magazine - first published in May 2004, launched at the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Australia. The issue covers issues of global environmental politics, deep ecology, activism, indigenous rights, permaculture and more.

In A Perfect World 44 > Fractal Bliss and Sun-gasms > RAK RAZAM podcast

In which experiential journalist Rak Razam does his best to digest the ultra-dense, even imploding infometrics of new paradigm physics guru Dan Winter over lunch in Mullumbimby… How does an electrical universe and "implosion science" create self-organizing DNA, gravity and the plasma consciousness of life? What is the fractal nature of reality and what can the sacred geometry underlying nature tell us about life, death, the beyond and our mission here on earth? What is LOVE and how can we phase-lock ourselves and the species into a love frequency? Is the sun having an orgasm? Listen as Dan downloads critical survival memes for the upcoming cosmic shift and tells us how to attune our energetics through correct bliss frequencies, gestalt consciousness, EMP-free tribal living and sacred spaces to maximise our transformation into a galactic species. But how does Stonehenge, Shakespeare, Enki's iPhone and the possibility of extraterrestrial contact and intervention through history tie into all this? Hold onto your paradigms, this one will literally blow you away!

Big Bang Big Boom > street animation by BLU BLU


BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.



an unscientific point of view on the beginning and evolution of life ... and how it could probably end. A phenomenal street art animation directed and animated by BLU



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JANUARY - Chinese president Hu Jintao arrives in the United States, where he will meet with his American counterpart, Barack Obama. The long-awaited visit is Hu’s first in the US since the start of the Obama administration, and economic issues are on the top of their agenda.

Next Media Animation has created a primer on the issue to get you up to speed. Check out the US-Sino Currency Rap Battle, featuring Chinese president Hu Jintao and American president Barack Obama.

Issue #1: Seed

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As Undergrowth.org celebrates its SEVENTH birthday (Issue #1 launch March 4, 2004) here's a blast from the past that is eerily prescient, and is still cutting edge in 2011. Browse through the online flip book and the deep ecological-consciousness-social change issues are as poetic and profound as ever.


Tim Parish & Rak Razam

Undergrowth Editors

Read the book online here:


AYA: AWAKENINGS > crowdfunding project

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 To support the AYA: AWAKENINGS project please visit:aya.pozible.com.au

 AYA: AWAKENINGS is an audiovisual journey into the world and visions of ayahuasca shamanism produced by the Undergrowth collective. Adapted from the book AYA: A SHAMANIC ODYSSEY by Rak Razam (Icaro Publishing), this experimental documentary has evolved from a live audiovisual performance created as part of a book tour in California in late 2009 which blended spoken word, atmospheric sound design by Buttons Touching and hypnotic psychedelic visuals mixed with documentary footage and photography by video artist Tim Parish (Verb Studios).  After two popular performances, it was also invited to perform at the Evolutionary Temple at Burning Man Festival 2009 in Nevada. In 2010 an early version of the documentary was performed at the Cairns Winter Solstice festival in Australia.
The final  “video book” ("vook") merges narration gleaned from select chapters of the book with interviews and innovative sound design, taking the audience on a journey into the jungles of Peru, where the practice of traditional shamanism has an unbroken lineage to the present day. The documentary utilizes interviews with practicing curanderos, and incorporates traditional icaros or magic songs, photographs and video recorded in Peru, mixed with traditional patterns to reproduce the visions seen through the ayahuasca trance.

 To support the AYA: AWAKENINGS project please visit:aya.pozible.com.au
The project is aimed at funding six high-definition final short videos, already roughly assembled from the tour, which need final animation, sound and video editing mastering, to complete a 90-120 minute “video book” (vook) / DVD, which will also be available as discreet clips for the iPhone and iPad. Your support will directly fund cutting edge animators, and pay the video editor, sound designer and artists whose artwork and photos are sampled in the clips, as well as operating costs in getting these clips finished and released to the public.You can help in two ways: by financially supporting the project alongside many others who believe in it (anything from ONE dollar up!); by promoting the url and cause to your network.

GOOGLE > The Beast File

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Meet Google. The noun that became a verb. The world's favourite search engine, and the company whose motto is "Don't be evil..."

Graphics by Patrick Clair, written/presented by Elmo Keep.

Full list of sources available here: hungrybeast.abc.net.au/​stories/​beast-file-google