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SOL: source of all life
we live in the time        
of its return


exploring itself on Gaia

from behind the clouds
          of unsustainability


. . . the most important thing is not to be dualistic. Our "original mind" includes everything within itself. It is always rich and sufficient within itself. You should not lose your self-sufficient state of mind. This does not mean a closed mind, but actually an empty mind and a ready mind. If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few.

-- Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Weatherhill, 1985, p. 21.

In the news:

Renee Boje - Medical Marijuana Advocate
facing 10 years for growing marijuana for sick people.
Debby Moore - the hemp lady - Found Guilty
Founder, Kansas Environmentalists for Commerce in Hemp
Some people just can't say "o.k." - "Drug Czar" Barry McCaffrey Holds Meeting
to Undermine California Medicinal Marijuana Victory

jumpdoors to Sustainable/renewable energy technologies

This document is dedicated to providing a nexus of information on renewable resources. With such renewables we can and must replace the current "Extinction Guarantee" system brought to you by transnational corpses, whose love-affair with the nuclear and fossil fuel extraction, processing and employment cycles do not have too much time left to act out their morbid play on the world stage.

We tend to conceptualize the process of switching back to a renewable energy economy as something that, once we implement this, we'll simply be "oh kay". But it is imperative in all this to re-cognize the larger perspective so precisely articulated by Bill Keepin in his lecture at the World Uranium Hearing in held in Salzburg in 1992:

[W]hat we label as a crisis in our environment is equally as much a crisis within ourselves, a crisis of human consciousness and values. And there are several dimensions to this that actually serve as hidden driving forces for the ecological crisis, and I'll just mention a couple of them. One is the psychological pollution of continual bombardment of corporate advertising and the consumer culture, another is the dominance by an hegemony of the masculine gender and related problems of class and racial oppression. A third is the epistemological tyranny of western science and market economics. And finally, the spiritual bankruptcy of secular technological modernism.

Now, if we ignore these aspects of our current dilemma, then the solar technologies that I have outlined above could actually, I think, serve to hasten ecological collapse, because energy would be removed as a constraint on a forward stampede. However, if we embrace these deeper dimensions accounting for their physical, social, cultural and spiritual implications, then solar energy and renewable sources can provide abundant energy for all human societies on earth and free us once and forever from the ravages of fossil fuels and nuclear power.

-- Lecture by Dr. Bill Keepin, Beyond Nukes, The Promise of Renewable Energy

Also however, renewables for energy production are not "the rest of the story". Cultivation of renewable natural resources for food production, medicines, building materials, textiles, and paper and cardboard products also will provide the alternatives we MUST re-adopt and re-employ IF we are to fulfill our response abilities to the seventh generation yet unborn, as well as our role of stewards for the earth of all life exploring itself on, in, and above Gaia's body.

For the present moment, we present articles and documentation on the Hemp plant, the world's premier renewable resource. It is essential to keep "in mind", that [i]n the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few.



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jumpdoors to sustainable/renewable
health and energy technologies

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Sustainable/renewable energy technologies have come a long way in the past 20 years. The following resources provide an inkling of just how biospheric sustaining and economically competitive these fundamentally de-centralizing by definition alternative energy technologies currently are:


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