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Quantum Sustainable Agriculture validated by Post-Materialist Science

Warm greetings! I am back after a long pause… Now, I have some very good news to share… The new science and spirit science is taking prominence in the world today, affirming the scientific validity and value of Quantum Agriculture. Scientists, medical doctors, researchers, academics, thought leaders and other prominent globally known change agents have banded together to declare that the new science, now formally called Post-Materialist Science, has overtaken Materialist Science in prominence and in many other respects. The proofs of this science’ validity and effectiveness are overwhelming, undeniable and much more than those on aspirin. Two notable documents have emerged in this regard, namely:

1. A Manifesto of Post-Materialist Science (2014). The Manifesto was prepared by a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit on post-materialist science, spirituality and society… The summit was held at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, with the purpose of discussing the impact of the materialist ideology on science and the emergence of a post-materialist paradigm for science, spirituality, and society. It resulted to 18 strong conclusions that may shock the uninitiated, but this truly is a subject that has long been in the offing. The conclusions made were as follows:

1] The modern scientific worldview is predominantly predicated on assumptions that are closely associated with classical physics. Materialism—the idea that matter is the only reality—is one of these assumptions. A related assumption is reductionism, the notion that complex things can be understood by reducing them to the interactions of their parts, or to simpler or more fundamental things such as tiny material particles.

2] During the 19th century, these assumptions narrowed, turned into dogmas, and coalesced into an ideological belief system that came to be known as “scientific materialism.” This belief system implies that the mind is nothing but the physical activity of the brain, and that our thoughts cannot have any effect upon our brains and bodies, our actions, and the physical world.

3] The ideology of scientific materialism became dominant in academia during the 20th century. So dominant that a majority of scientists started to believe that it was based on established empirical evidence, and represented the only rational view of the world. Please continue reading the rest, or in full, here.

Some related articles on the same subject may be found below:

*The Emerging Post-Materialist Paradigm: Toward the Next Great Scientific Revolution (2017) by Mario Beauregard in Interalia  Magazine- An online magazine dedicated to the interactions between the arts, sciences and consciousness.

*Why the Quantum Worldview is Inevitable, and Everyone with a Post-Materialist Mindset Should Focus their Attention on It (2018) by Amit Goswami, Theoretical Quantum Physicist

*A post-materialist science already exists (2019) Pressenza International Press Agency

 

2. The GALILEO COMMISSION REPORT: Beyond a Materialist Worldview Towards an Expanded Science (2019). Galileo Commission (website) is a project of the Scientific and Medical Network, one of whose principal aims is to challenge the adequacy of the philosophy of scientific materialism (scientism) as an exclusive basis for knowledge and values… It is represented by a distinguished group of over 90 scientific advisers affiliated to more than 30 universities worldwide, many of which were active contributors during the consultation process leading up the publication of the Galileo Commission Report, written by Professor Harald Walach… The purpose of the Galileo Commission Report is to open up public discourse and to find ways to expand the presuppositions of science so that science (a) is not constrained by an outdated view of the nature of reality and consciousness; and (b) is better able to accommodate and explore significant human experiences and questions that it is currently unable to accommodate for philosophical reasons. The report contends the following:

1) No human intellectual activity, including science, can escape the fact that it has to make assumptions that cannot be proven using its own methodology (i.e. absolute presuppositions).

2) The prevalent underlying assumptions, or world model, of the majority of modern scientists are narrowly naturalist in metaphysics, materialist in ontology and reductionist-empiricist in methodology.

3) This results in the belief that consciousness is nothing but a consequence of complex arrangement of matter, or an emergent phenomenon of brain activity.

4) This belief is neither proven, nor warranted.

5) In fact, there are well documented empirical phenomena that contradict this belief. Among them are …

Please continue reading, and more to read or watch, here.

Both documents can greatly help validate ancient/indigenous knowledge, beliefs and practices. They also confirm the scientific value of local practices and modern findings in the area of subtle energies and consciousness, so they may be off the pseudoscience list. Foremost in the discussion is on consciousness. Thoughts are not in our brain? Reality is formed by thoughts? Here is an interesting video related to consciousness, the mind, and the brain… It supports the claim that consciousness is not in our brain.

Click here for an Interview on Science of Consciousness with Prof. A.K. Mukhopadhyay, AIIMS

Indeed, the new science is wide ranging and has various applications in different fields. I share some examples below, esp those that entered my own field, and specifically those in the area of quantum agriculture and natural healing. But first, let me share with you a transcription I made of a talk by Nicanor Perlas in our University campus in 2009: The New Science: Implications for Advancing Initiatives By Nicanor Perlas .

More talks about the new science and in spirituality had been given by Nicanor, but those I share here another time. Suffice to say that it was from Nicanor that I first heard about The Second Scientific Revolution and that science, like agriculture science, has a half life – 7 years for agriculture!. Wow… that has been a good many years since college! So in the following pages I share some of my encounters that helped me to move quantum agriculture forward, despite the ambivalence of my colleagues and criticisms from other sectors. The reader is invited to do further exploration on their topic of interest.

1) Quantum Agriculture with Henk Kieft, in the website Gaia Campus… this has loads of articles on quantum agriculture. It gathers information about emerging and challenging practices in farming and gardening, in order to share experiences and deepen understanding… It also posits that conventional agricultural techniques are based on Newtonian physics of particles as its fundamental worldview. If the worldview is about particles and mass then techniques developed are based on, or belong to the ‘Particle family- P’ or ‘Mass family-M’. If the worldview is expanded to include energy and information, then the farming techniques belong to the ‘Energy family-E’ or the ‘Information family-I’. Together, the last 2 approaches may be referred to as Quantum informed Agriculture QiA.” Many interesting articles such as Quantum Leaps in Agriculture FINAL can be found therein. This video from the Gaia campus gives an overview of Quantum informed Agriculture.

 

2) Another initiative on quantum agriculture, itself also called Quantum Agriculture, has been in the scene long before I discovered and tagged mine with the same name in 2007. It refers to Biodynamic agriculture, and more. Visit its website for more learning and resources. Hugh Lovel, the pioneer, wrote about the website here: Learn how agriculture works in harmony with nature and how to improve yields, reduce cultivation, eliminate weeds, pests and diseases and improve crop responses to weather while harvesting both carbon dioxide and nitrogen from the atmosphere and building these into the humus in our soils… Quantum Agriculture is a four-fold farming system first developed by Hugh Lovel in 1986 as a research project for Union Agricultural Institute in Blairsville, Georgia. Based on observation of nature with deep respect for life, this system is being used by thousands of farmers around the globe.

The framework, under which my version of quantum agriculture is embedded, is sustainable agriculture with 7 dimensions or features.

One of these, which I think is key to sustainability, is development of full human potential; this however, is highly challenged with the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence or AI. The book of Nicanor Perlas’ Humanity’s Last Stand: The Challenge of Artificial Intelligence: A Spiritual-Scientific Response explains why the issue of AI is serious.

If we are fully developed, and if we are able to direct our consciousness to tapping our infinite potential, and if our consciousness defines our reality, then the rest would follow. Lothar Schafer, in his book (Infinite Potential. What Quantum Physics Reveals About How We Should Live) and talks, has simplified quantum physics to a great extent to be appreciated by a layman. The foreword and preface sections of the book are already very inspiring. An excerpt of the book may be read in Lothar’s website.  I was very much captivated, inspired and enlightened with his talk on Quantum Reality and the Spiritual Mind .

3) Spiritual agriculture. Since spirit is of different levels and dimensions, so does agriculture that is hinged on spiritual aspects. There is mystical farming, intuitive farming, yogic farming, and each of these is unique, but have commonalities. Sustainable Agriculture is about being grounded on holistic integrative science… holistic includes and integrates different fields and dimensions, earth and cosmic forces, and even spirit elements or beings.

Spirit or spiritual science is becoming a strong movement. One can find many articles and books that variously deal on the subject. The Findhorn Garden in Scotland has awed the world with their intuitive spiritual practice and harvests (watch a video here). More on Findhorn (What is Findhorn) here. The Perelandra group in Virginia, USA also has an interesting journey. Their agriculture system is in strong partnership with nature, esp of nature spirits. One can learn a lot from their Perelandra Center for Nature Research.

Locally, we also have similar kinds of system and practitioners (like the  visionary/intuitive lady from our area). As to working with nature, Rudolph Steiner has referred to, and revealed names of, the beings of plants. Nicanor Perlas in his book: “Humanity’s Last Stand” also honored their participation in human endeavors. Harnessing the spirit (ours and of other beings) for agriculture can indeed make our farming endeavor much easier, as well as more effective and fulfilling.

To have that relationship thrive, and to be able to do it, we do need a certain level of self- or inner-development. It is refreshing that the Institute I-Rise is dedicated towards providing a venue for open spiritual exploration that focuses on inner development through a spiritual understanding of science and technology.

Insights on various topics on spirit science may be had from the rich videos found in Spirit Science.

4) Agnihotra based organic farming and Homa Therapy-Agriculture has spread in many parts of the world and it is now being practiced in many parts of the Philippines. In the academe where I am, some studies have been conducted, although many are yet to be published. From the internet, one may find some research findings. For those who want some scientific reports, here is a thesis done in 2017 BSc Thesis Forest and Nature Conservation: Design Study. Agnihotra – Ancient Purification Technology with Environmental and Agricultural Perspective.

Three other reports on agnihotra studies here:

*Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Purification of the Atmosphere by Agnihotra (Part 1)

*Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Growth of Plants in Agnihotra Atmosphere and with Agnihotra Ash (Part 6)

*Agnihotra and Microbes, A Laboratory Experience

Solutions to our problems can indeed be simple. We only need to open our eyes to the deep nature/physics of Nature. Aside from the effect on the environment of the practice of agnihotra and use of resulting ash, even the cowdung can be of use. Here are 2 interesting posts, watch and see if you could accommodate this concept.

Stop harmful mobile radiation with cowdung

Protection from Radiations from cow dung sheet

Cow dung does play an important role in ancient times. They use it in building homes, or by directly applying on afflicted areas. Ask local healers and some can tell you that like other body secretions, digestive waste is medicine. This can be at the level of matter, energy or information. Cow dung plays a central role in Biodynamics. But also in medicine in various ways. The science of homeopathy lends credence to the phenomenon.

5) Flower frequency healing. I encountered flower essences, referring to the dew, in 2013. Uncut flower essences heal sabotaging unconscious beliefs. The geometry of the flower is the key. It is like a an antenna or satellite disc that captures and transmits subtle and specific energy and information with water as carrier. The book Exploring Vibrational Medicine gave me a lot of insights on how and why it works.

Dr. Brent Davis explains the principles and application of quantum science of mind/body transformation in his book: THE FLORAL HAND OF GOD:Secret Healing Codes of Flowers Revealed.

He describes the new quantum science, explaining how UNCUT Flower essences can cause rapid mind/body transformation– a powerful new method of alternative healing in this video: FlorAlive® Uncut Flower Essences: Rapid Life Transformation and in another video: Quantum Science of Mind/Body Transformation

The work of Dr William Tiller (website), and his engagement in the work of of Dr Davis (website), demonstrate the  science and power of flower essence. Read How the Power of Intention Alters Matter for more.

6) Soul science, soul power in agriculture. Let us venture into the modality of Dr Master Sha , the founder of the Love, Peace and Harmony Movement. Although Master Sha draws his teachings from his own cultural background (Chinese), they are based on the Tao wisdom, thus universal and the science is affirmed by some western scientists and quantum physicists.  Here one finds the congruence of Master Sha’s teachings with the ideas of Nassim Haramein. (Watch the video here: Nassim Haramein: Unity Theory Meets Ancient Wisdom). “They explore the commonalities of unified theory and ancient wisdom. Just as the circle of creation has no beginning and no ending, consciousness itself is not something that happens inside our minds, but a universal field through which everything and everyone is connected. Just as the field has influence on us, we, too can influence it for universal healing.” On the other hand, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, a two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of The Self-Actualizing Cosmos, says that Master Sha’s teachings “is a major contribution to the task of meeting a challenge that is crucial for peace, health, and understanding in the world, bridging the gap between the two great streams of human culture: spirituality and science.”

Master Sha explains that we are now in the Soul Light Era. It is the age of  “soul over matter”, and soul is the boss. The “mind over matter era” is over.  This means that effective transformation can be achieved by connecting to the soul, rather than mind; this is the most effective approach for healing or receiving grace in any endeavor. The world and everything in it is composed of body, energy, mind, heart and soul, which could also be expressed as Jing Chi, Shen.  Shen is composed of mind, heart and soul.  Soul is information or content or essence of the message. Heart is the receiver of the message. Mind is the processor of the message. Energy or Chi is the actioner, and Jing or matter is the transformer.

The soul language of Love Peace and Harmony is the first Divine song that Master Sha received in 2005 through his spiritual channels (to listen to the song/video, click this: Love Peace and Harmony). It carries high level frequency and vibration for helping one to stay happy and healthy.  This, when sung or played, has impact on everything in the space, and for our current discourse,  that of the farmer and agriculture in general. Doing “soul agriculture” is tuning into the practice, connecting to the different soul elements involved in agriculture. One has to be introduced to this modality for the right application.

The power of heart, which Master Sha teaches as being commanded by the soul, came alive to me after I met Frank Chester, with his discovery of the geometry of the heart, a “chestahedron” or heptahedron, or a 7-sided polygon, which led to insights on the counter-thought to the idea that the heart is a pump (it is not), and that it is developing into an organ (with 5 chambers!) of perception at high vibratory level. Such new or leveled up organ can be used for strategic societal transformation. Such geometry also has implication on the phenomenon of vortices that is central in quantum agriculture practices. More about Frank Chester and his work, and quantum agriculture here.

Sacred geometry of the heart: the Chestahedron

The new brain science which I also have encountered in 2010, further affirms that human power is much more than we think it is, and that the heart is more intelligent than the head. Find out more in HeartMath.

7) Anastasia. I met Anastasia through the 10 volumes of the Ringing Cedar book series (one may find the books in pdf format). Here is a link for Book 1. It is better to read the book first although the summary or the reviews are available. I did not struggle to believe the teachings in the books. I guess when we consider that human capacity is so vast, one could do what Anastasia does. I find the explanations of the practices she gave from the science of homeopathy. She has lots of teachings about agriculture, nature, humans, society, religion and spirituality, economics, and other spheres. Here are some things that she said about gardening.

“Every seed you plant contains within itself an enormous amount of information about the Universe. Nothing made by human hands can compare with this information either in size or accuracy. Through the help of these data the seed knows the exact time, down to the millisecond, when it is to come alive, to grow, what juices it is to take from the Earth, how to make use of the rays of the celestial bodies- the Sun, Moon and stars- what it is to grow into, what fruit to bring forth. These fruits are designed to sustain Man’s life. More powerfully and effectively than any manufactured drugs of the present or future, these fruits are capable of counteracting and withstanding any disease of the human body. But to this end the seed must know about the human condition. So that during the maturation process it can satiate its fruit with the right correlation of substances to heal a specific individual of this disease, if indeed he has it or is prone to it.”

“In order for the seed of a cucumber, tomato or any other plant grown in one’s plot to have such information, the following steps are necessary:

“Before planting, put into your mouth one or more little seeds, hold them in your mouth, under the tongue, for at least nine minutes.”Then place the seed between the palms of your hands and hold it there for about thirty seconds. During this time it is important that you be standing barefoot on the spot of earth where you will later be planting it. “Open your hands, and carefully raise the seed which you are holding to your mouth. Then blow on it lightly, warming it with your breath, and the wee little seed will know everything that is within you. “Then you need to hold it with your hands open for another thirty seconds, presenting the seed to the celestial bodies. And the seed will determine the moment of its awakening. The planets will all help it! And they will give the sprouts the light they need to produce fruit especially for you. “After that you may plant the seed in the ground. In no case should you water it right off, so as not to wash away the saliva which is now covering it, along with other information about you that the seed will take in. It can be watered three days after planting. “The planting must be done on days appropriate to each vegetable (people already know this, from the lunar calendar). In the absence of watering, a premature planting is not as harmful as an overdue planting.”

Anastasia says that there is no technology created by science that humans cannot surpass (by Vladimir Megre, published by the Ringing Cedar. I would like to hang on to this thought. It gives me hope.

Yet another thing that gives me excitement and hope are new fields that have “quantumized” their science. Here is a heartwarming talk on Quantum Biology: How Quantum Biology Might Explain Life’s Biggest Questions | Jim Al-Khalili , affirming that biological systems at the cellular level also operate in a quantum way. Shouldn’t miss it. Another talk on Quantum Biology, if you get inspired to explore further: Jim Al-Khalili – Quantum Life: How Physics Can Revolutionise Biology

Earlier Quantum chemistry also presented itself to me through Ilya Prigoine (Nobel Prize for Chemistry, 1977). He contributed significantly to the understanding of irreversible processes, particularly in systems far from equilibrium. His work on dissipative structures have profound consequences for our understanding of biological systems… Ilya Prigogine discovered that importation and dissipation of energy into chemical systems could result in the emergence of new structures (hence dissipative structures) due to internal self reorganization “. This could be why vortexing, or stirring vigorously in 2 directions, is in a way introducing chaos to biodynamic preparations that lead to astounding results. A quote from Ilya that I consider most archetypal in my own process and that of biological systems is this: “We grow in direct proportion to the amount of chaos we can sustain and dissipate” . My take home from his teachings: we do not give up, because at the edge of chaos is a new form. These are very applicable to personal mastery, societal transformation and quantum agriculture.

More next time. Thanks so much for your interest and reading.

The worm allows itself to be dissolved so a new form- the butterfly- emerges

 

The New Science: Implications for Advancing Initiatives by Nicanor Perlas

If we want to effect sustainable change, we need to do it scientifically. But which science, knowing that science is not neutral, nor fixed, nor without flaws? Here is a documentation of a talk by Nicanor (Nick) Perlas delivered in 2009 at the SEARCA grounds in UP Los Banos. Four years later more scientific developments may be cited, but the presentation still carries basic truths. Many from the academe are still to know or accept  many of the concepts that are already known and mainstreamed in the outside circle.

Nick Perlas, Agent of Societal Change

Perlas at Right Livelihood Awards Event, with co-awardees

The New Science: Implications for Advancing Initiatives

 

By Nicanor Perlas

 

Delivered on March 4, 2009 at SEARCA, College, Laguna.  Notes taken by Pam Fernandez. Some links, extracts, photos and graphics (from the internet) had been added.

The Evolution of Science

 I will share with you some of the developments of the new science and the implications for taking initiative. This is timely, since we are in an academic setting, and because what is going on out there, abroad, or in the mainstream is pretty amazing. As a scientific institution it be would be good for you to catch up a little bit on the new science developments.

But first we look at the origins of the university. The “university” started over 2000 years ago in Greece, in the academy of Plato, the Lyceum of Aristotle, which then became the basis of the universities of the Middle Ages. The university concept first emerged out of Europe then got exported to the US… then brought here (just in the last few decades) in the universities. Now we have what is called the university system. One of the main aspects connected to the university system is the whole process of knowledge.  Such knowledge can actually transform the foundation of who we are, and to what we can do to shape the world.

The science that we are normally being introduced to in the academe becomes a very important part of our formal education. Unfortunately, some of the assumptions of a lot of scientific research are stuck in the 19th century.  While science has actually moved on quite a bit; there are a lot of amazing discoveries in many different fields of science.  In this talk I will give some examples of some of these discoveries, then try to create a picture of what these discoveries mean to us as humans, for society, as well as to where the world is going. Then I shall subset that into a kind of practical mode, to answer the question:  given the new science what does it mean if we want to start an initiative ?

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Quantum Initiatives Springing from Mt Makiling, Philippines

Societal Threefolding, Presencing… these are tools or techniques to achieve quantum leap or do quantum change. Sustainable societal change must be animated by a critical mass of enlightened committed citizens. That is the basis of the Liwanag World Festival that happened last 29th Jan to 2nd Feb 2013, in Davao City, which is part of the island of Mindanao. The festival aimed to let the special light from the Philippines and other parts of the globe be seen by the whole world… light from the Philippines, being collectively lit by imaginals or individuals who have a vision of the future and are connected to their special life task (purpose) and are doing strategic projects in society. MISSION of Imaginals is spearheading events like the Liwanag. To get a glimpse of the event one may visit the website of  Liwanag, or view some photos of  the Liwanag event which I put together for sharing and memory aid. Select individuals who live in, or have at one point lived in Mt Makiling (or are doing something elsewhere but are connected to Mt Makiling initiatives), have been presented at the Festival through an exhibit. Special feature is on the visionary (Flor Pablo) who is in touch with spiritual teachers or guardians; her mission is described in a set of slides. In the same event I also described  my own “quantum” initiative.

Here are some videos to give one an idea about the Liwanag event.

Light from a Visionary in Mt Makiling: Revelations on Agriculture, Spirituality, History and Culture, Genesis

There is a very interesting phenomenon occurring in my area… Mt Makiling , a mountain bounded by Laguna and Batangas provinces in the Philippines. One would find extraordinary happening in her area. The lady (Flor Pablo) is in touch with spiritual beings and receives various messages, from gardening, to mushroom production and others which come to her intuitively or through her writing using an ancient Filipino script called Baibayin (or baybayin as populary spelled). Instructions are often out of the box or beyond textbooks. She learned only later that what she was writing was Baibayin. One thing that intrigued me was her affirmation of scientific and biblical facts and sometimes she reveals some aspects which baffled scientists and the religious alike… a true meeting of science and spiritual science occurs in her garden. She is revealing some teachings in anthroposophy, such as homeopathy, earth and human evolution, and many others. She is also blending this with some vedic truths and practices. She is into Agnihotra-Homa Therapy and use of Sangeevini healing symbols. New messages come to her almost every day… I will be posting more later. But for now here is a set of slides which I prepared for the Liwanag World Festival ( Exhibit section) which concluded last week. http://liwanagworldfest.net/web2.2/.

Here is Liwanag or Light in a nutshell: There is another world and another Philippines emerging in the very midst of decay and pain. To reveal, see, experience and fully appreciate this world, is the task of Liwanag: World Festival on Creativity and Sustainability… From 29 January to 02 February 2013, thousands of people (and millions more thru tri-media) will converge in Davao City, Philippines to see the glowing contours of such a world. Liwanag will showcase brilliant, heart-centered initiatives in all dimensions of sustainability: ecological, economic, cultural, political, societal, human, and spiritual… Our hearts will pound with resonance, excitement and Love as we start to truly see and experience this diversity of inspiring initiatives. For these initiatives, taken together, are the elements of the future world that is alive and growing amidst us today…Come to LIWANAG. Contribute your inner Light to the flame of hope and Love that is permeating the world!

The Liwanag Festival is an initiative of MISSION  (http://www.imaginalmission.net/web2.0/) aiming for societal transformation through a quantum approach. The meaning of MISSION explains it all:

MISSION stands for Movement of Imaginals for a Sustainable Society through Initiatives, Organizing, and Networking.

Wellspring of Initiatives for Spiritual Development

 

This artwork-mushroom image may be found in the internet, but the way it found itself into the laptop that Flor was using is most amazing; more mysterious is the Baibayin writing that appeared on it minutes later.

Lectures and movie to help in understanding and internalizing quantum

For learning about quantum agriculture intuitively or the usual way, there exist many helpful videos, lectures, articles and the like. What I present here are some short and simple ones, or are highly inspiring ones that would connect us to the greater whole, to the cosmos, the universe, and even (or especially) God… to our Home. We are a holon and learning about a small part would actually already reveal the greater part. We are grateful to have now rich materials for knowing and what is left is the greater challenge of applying and doing. More will be posted later…

 

Lecture series by  Yervant Terzian at Cornell University…

… a discussion of “why is there a universe? Why is there something rather than nothing?” and  how humans think about their place in it.

… a three parts video in the Cosmology and the Anthropic Principle series.

Cosmology, Galaxies and the Milky Way

The Solar System

The Anthropic Principle

 

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Video/Movie Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

for the video

 to use the video as a teaching tool

Overview …

The documentary chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage—how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a “delicate but crucial” natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient.

The first 15 minutes include footage of the beginning of the natural world, starting with single-celled algae developing at the edges of volcanic springs. By showing algae’s essential role in the evolution of photosynthesis, it also explores the innumerable species of plants which all have their origins in this one-celled life form.

In the rest of the first hour of the film, the documentary takes on a more human-oriented focus, showing the agricultural revolution and its impacts, before moving on to talk about the harnessing of oil, leading to fire, industry, cities and inequality gaps like never before. It portrays the current predicament regarding cattle ranches, deforestation, food and water shortages, the use of non-renewable “fossil water”, the over-quarrying crisis and the shortage of energy, namely electricity. Cities such as New York CityLas VegasLos AngelesShenzhenMumbaiTokyo and Dubai are used as examples of the mismanagement and waste of energy, water and food. The recession of marshlands and glaciers are shown in vast aerial shots of AntarcticaThe North Pole and Africa, while mass emigration and refugee counts are shown currently and forecast in the event that these events remains unchanged.

It is at this point that the film begins to focus on global warming and the carbon crisis. Home shows how melting glaciers, rising sea levels and changing weather patterns are ravaging the people who have least to do with climate change, but also how it soon will affect rich populous areas.

Here, about three minutes of film is given to displaying harsh facts in large white text on a black background followed by a video representation of the fact. This is followed by a positive conclusion. The documentary claims to show the “awful truths” regarding our impact on the Earth, but also what we are now doing to combat and reverse it, including: renewable energy, the creation of more and more national parks, international co-operation between various nations on environmental issues and the extra education and reform being had across the globe in response to the current problems facing the earth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_(2009_film)

 

Yann Arthus-Bertrand at TED Talk :

Fragile Earth & Man Made Climate Change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1tXH38O3QE

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WAVE OF CHANGE

A new wave of change is here. This wave permeates all aspects of human and earth existence. On the other hand, new knowledge is being revealed and new tools are being developed to answer current challenges: illnesses, pests and diseases, climate changes, calamities, etc. Approaches have been 2-pronged: one hangs on to the old mechanistic reductionist model, the other explores what is beyond that, as well as the fundamental role of human beings in addressing all these challenges in a synthesis way. Einstein’s premise is that we cannot find solution to our problems with approaches that come from the same framework that created the problem in the first place. These solutions must be coming from outside the box. And that outside the box space has been there all along, among ancient practices and teachings, and is now confirmed by the new science of “quantum”.