Thursday, June 19, 2014

Liberated Zones are a gift of the mind

A Tribute to Terence McKenna, from Thee Temple [link], in league with the Northbay Evolver Network [link], and the Gathering of the Tribes.

"There is a spiritual obligation, there is a task to be done. It is not, however, something as simple as following a set of somebody else's rules. The noetic enterprise is a primary obligation toward being. Our salvation is linked to it. Not everyone has to read alchemical texts or study superconducting biomolecules to make the transition. Most people make it naively by thinking clearly about the present at hand, but we intellectuals are trapped in a world of too much information. Innocence is gone for us. We cannot expect to cross the rainbow bridge through a good act of contrition; that will not be sufficient.
We have to understand. Whitehead said, "Understanding is the apperception of pattern as such"; to fear death is to misunderstand life. Cognitive activity is the defining act of humanness. Language, thought, analysis, art, dance, poetry, mythmaking: these are the things that point the way toward the realm of the eschaton. We humans may be released into a realm of pure self-engineering. The imagination is everything. This was Blake's perception. This is where we came from. This is where we are going. And it is only to be approached through cognitive activity."
quote by Terence McKenna from "New Maps of Hyperspace" (1989) [link]; originally published in Magical Blend magazine, also in The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History (1992)

Read more quotes and insights from this uniquely American philosopher [link]

"Finding your purpose, turn your back on ideology" by Terence McKenna, recorded September 11th, 1993. Uploaded by []

Terence McKenna, the "Final Earthbound Interview", recorded 1998, uploaded by Reality Sandwich []

"Machine Elves 101, or Why Terence McKenna Matters"
by Daniel Moler for "Reality Sandwich" online journal []:
NOTE: Footnotes are given in numbered order, embedded in the text (in parentheses), and in full after the article.
If anyone ever wanted to get to know me (i.e., what makes Daniel tick) the first thing I would have to tell them is, "Read Terence McKenna." In online forums and real life scenarios alike, I quote McKenna like Jules Winnfield quotes Ezekiel in Pulp Fiction. Passionate. With conviction. My armor and weapon when I'm ready to blast the meandering monotony of day-to-day living. However, most people ask, who is this guy? What exactly is the Terence McKenna circus? And, what makes him so important?
A few weeks ago my friend Michelle suggested I write a "Terence for Dummies" piece. So, since "For Dummies" is under copyright, here's my bent on the McKenna legacy.

The Background -
Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 -- April 3, 2000) was born under the auspices of a conventional upbringing. His brother, Dennis, shared a penchant for the eccentricities of the fringe. Not unlike most psychopomp aficionados, McKenna's introduction to the realm of psychedelic phenomena came through Aldous Huxley's The Doors of Perception. The seed planted by this classic experiential account never left the McKenna boys in their ever-growing studies in philosophy and the sciences. After attaining his B.S. in Ecology and Conservation at U.C. Berkeley, Terence moved to Japan, eventually travelling throughout Southeast Asia until his mother died of cancer in 1971. A year later, Terence, Dennis, and friends made a long-awaited trek into the lower Putumayo of the Amazon Basin in search of a shamanic plant preparation called oo-koo-hé. The death of their mother, and the trials that came with Western society, was evident in their escape into the wilds of the rainforest. "We are at last freed of our umbilical connection to civilization," wrote Terence in his journal the first day on the river. (1) Dennis makes this sentiment clear as well, in a letter to his brother a year before their expedition: ". . . I have considered that [this journey] may well give us, as living men, willful access to the doorway that the dead pass daily." (2) Though their trip was specific to the exploration of a particular ceremonial medicine, it was indeed part of a larger quest in the spirit of imagination and exploration, to investigate the capacities of psychedelic consciousness.
Settling on the outskirts of the Mission at La Chorrera, it was the events that transpired during this crusade that became the catalyst of McKenna's ideas.

The Experiment -
It was here that Terence and his party became acquainted with Stropharia cubensis fungi (now known as Psilocybe cubensis). The psilocybin alkaloid in this particular mushroom is part of the tryptamine class, which bears a structural relationship to serotonin in the human brain. Particularly, the correlation of biochemical functions between tryptamines and serotonin is what inspired them. In their experiments, Terence and Dennis pursued through firsthand experience the "phenomenology of the tryptamine dimension." (3) The study involved Terence and Dennis as guinea pigs, testing out this hypothesis: "Hallucinogens, by effecting the neural matrix, can produce changes in consciousness in the temporal dimension." (4) The temporal phenomena experienced here is not just described as pertaining to the dimension of time, but that of the physical or material world as well.
In essence, you can change reality while tripping on ‘shrooms.
The bread crumbs leading the McKenna brothers to this perspective was in fact the shamanic method. The Amazonian medicine ayahuasca-brewed from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine mixed with shrub leaves containing dimethyltryptamine (DMT)-is used by indigenous ayahuasceros or curanderos (curers) as a sacrament and medicine to heal the sick. Called "The Vine of the Dead," ayahuasca is renowned for giving healers supernatural abilities such as the ability to speak with the dead, with animals, and with plants; telepathic communication; curing physical, emotional, and spiritual ailments of all kinds, including addiction; and finally divination. Terence wrote: "By entering the domain of plant intelligence, the shaman becomes, in a way, privileged to a higher dimensional perspective on experience." (5) These fantastical attributes inspired Terence and his brother to apply the Baconian practice of scientific investigation with shamanic faculty.
Undergoing a lengthy binge in psilocybin mushrooms, they put this hypothesis to the test.

The Result -
Time stopped, became tangible. Encounters with a UFO. No sleep for eleven days without any physical strain. These are just some of the phenomenal developments manifested during the experiment at La Chorrera. To summarize their conclusions, Terence and Dennis postulated that "all phenomena are at root constellated by a waveform that is the hierarchical summation of its constituent parts, morphogenetic patterns related to those in DNA." (6) Basically, that time is an objective apparatus acting as a wave (instead of the linear line framework we get from historiography) and that all events and thought forms are the development of that wave's motion. The back and forth motion, or crest and trough, of this wave is represented by critical moments in history they call novelty: the discovery of fire, the birth of agriculture, the creation of the Mona Lisa, the invention of the steam engine, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and so on. "Time is a topological manifold over which events must flow subject to the constraints of the manifold [...] by examining time from this point of view we can see when in history great outbreaks of novelty occurred." (7) Within this waveform the brothers found a pattern of novelty, a cycle in which the time spans become shorter and shorter. When this pattern ends it becomes a singularity, a zero point. Using a computer program they wrote, the McKenna brothers traced this zero point to an approximate location on our calendar and found it correlating with the end of the Mayan Calendar on December 22, 2012.
Now, keep in mind this theory was presented in 1975, long before the 2012 hype. Before the 21st Century, the 2012 phenomenon was almost exclusively in the McKenna camp. Most all of the apocalyptic doomsayers saw 2000, Y2K, or maybe even Ronald Reagan's Presidential reign as the cusp of Armageddon. But, did the McKennas really see this as the end of the world?

The Revival -
"So historical patterns are largely cyclical, but not entirely-there is ultimately a highest level of the pattern, which does not repeat, and that's the part that is responsible for the advance into true novelty." (8)
Terence McKenna spent a large part of his career after this experiment attending lectures and seminars. He had become an emerging figure of the counter-culture, psychedelic movement, filling a void that had long been empty since the quiet death of the hippie movement in the early 1970s. Through his story-telling prowess, he regularly testified his arduous transition from Platonic philosopher to psychonautic proselytizer. The common pattern found in the majority of his presentations is a deconstruction of the modern, consumerist tendencies that pervade Western society. These tendencies are represented as the "dominator" model: "hierarchical, paternalistic, materialistic, and male dominated." (9) What Terence saw as the zero point at the end of history would actually manifest as the dissemination of the dominator value system. This period would be characterized as the "passing out of one set of laws that are conditioning existence and into another radically different set of laws." (10)
This end point is a chaotic and trying time. Terence recognized this shift in the world around us and did not lack a compass for which he could direct this oncoming transformation. "The last best hope for dissolving the steep walls of cultural inflexibility that appear to be channeling us toward true ruin is a renewed shamanism," he wrote. (11) "In the view of our present cultural impasse, I conclude that the next evolutionary step must involve not only a repudiation of dominator culture but an Archaic Revival." (12)
The Archaic Revival is McKenna's notion of our saving grace. It is a social recovery of the value systems that have been lost since the late Neolithic Age and can be surmised by these three aspects:
* The tribalization of society, reminiscent of the Goddess-worshipping days before agriculture.
* A sense of planetary connectedness as a primary component of all cultural habits and policy.
* Instead of values being imposed from external agencies, they should be discovered in the inner realms through various forms of consciousness expansion.
What this Revival looks like in the McKenna framework is a symphony of imagery described as "energy unbounded by space or time," a "quantum jump," or a "revelation of the interspecies' mind" as an experiential "confrontation with the Jungian 'collective unconscious'." (13). Whatever the result, the role of the tryptamine is vital to this paradigm shift into the Archaic Revival. Simply put, psychedelics of the entheogenic (plant spirit medicine) class are ego-suppressors. This is the cardinal remedy for the dominator problem afflicting us, because "they dissolve boundaries whatever the boundaries are. And as a consequence of this they dissolve cultural programming." (14)

The Elves -
"There are forces friendly to our struggle to birth ourselves as an intelligent species." (15) The elf component is the spice in the Terence McKenna flavor.
It is the supernatural entities encountered during his tryptamine experiences that compose the language of McKenna's Archaic pulpit. "In the phenomenon of Stropharia cubensis, we are confronted with an intelligent and seemingly alien life-form." (16) McKenna recounts time and time again the analogous experiences with these entities, what he calls "self-transforming machine elves" which one can make contact with in the psychedelic universe. "Right here and now, one quanta away, there is raging a universe of active intelligence that is transhuman, hyperdimensional, and extremely alien." (17) What this suggests is that the psilocybin experience opens the pathways to a sort of parallel dimension, where one can speak and interact with otherworldly beings. The intrigue of this lies in its repeatability of these alien forms and the nature of their interactions: "This spectacle of more than Oriental splendor is the characteristic, even unvarying, manner in which this experience presents itself." (18)
In fact, these elfin beings are a construct of a greater picture. Terence makes it clear the "speaking entity" of the tryptamine realm is an interior manifestation of the Logos, the ultimate source of all knowledge. The machine elves act as a sort of ambassadorship for the Logos, the collective unconscious, Oversoul, or Gaian Mind. It is from this place that Terence received the knowledge of his time wave theory: "Shamans and mystics and psychedelic travelers may be getting a very noisy, low-grade signal about a future event that is somehow built into the structure of space and time." (19)
Again, the shamanic model makes itself evident. In indigenous societies, the shaman receives all of his/her knowledge from the same type of beings through entheogenic plants; it is integral to the success of their curing methods. "The shaman is able to act as an intermediary between the society and the supernatural, or to put it in Jungian terms, he is an intermediary to the collective unconscious." (20)

The Gist -
"A reinstitution of the shamanic role in modern society might prevent its total estrangement from the collective unconscious, which remains the fountainhead of all human cultures, archaic and modern." (21)
Terence McKenna evolved to a sort of psychedelic prophet. The Village Voice called him the "Copernicus of consciousness." The reason I feel he has something to offer society is because he recognizes that the current system is broken. It doesn't serve the community; rather the community serves the system. McKenna's approach was to turn the value system of modernism upside down. And although at first glance it may seem Terence was obsessed only with the naked embrace of the natural world, he was not without practicality. Indeed he felt technology was a problem-solving mechanism that would help get us out of this mess. "I think the electronic shaman-the person who pursues the exploration of these spaces-exists to return to tell the rest of us about it." (22)
Are his ideas totally out there? Absolutely they are! But, that is precisely the point. The McKenna recipe is about finding a new language in which to understand our world. Because our current model of operating is so damaging to our way of life that it might actually end our life, it will take an absolute and agonizing reappraisal of our situation. However, Terence will be the first to admit that he doesn't have the complete answer to this enigma: "You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding." (23)
In conclusion, Terence McKenna was a scientist turned gypsy spokesperson for the shamanic realms. His claim is that by ingesting certain plants we come into contact with an objective reality that has a message for us. That message is about returning to a way of living that is more conscious of the Earth as personality, rather than a resource to tap. It is Terence's contention that the plant spirits are trying to tell us this and that it is imperative to tune in to their frequency. "Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored. Shamanism has always known this, and shamanism has always, in its most authentic expressions, taught that the path required allies. These allies are the hallucinogenic plants and the mysterious teaching entities, luminous and transcendental, that reside in that nearby dimension of ecstatic beauty and understanding that we have denied until it is now nearly too late." (24)
But taking ourselves too seriously is not part of the McKenna formula. The great attractor to Terence McKenna as counter-culture icon was his insistence on having a good time. When asked in an interview by David Brown what the ultimate goal of human evolution was, Terence's judicious response was plainly: "Oh, a good party." (25)

Footnotes -
These are book titles authored by Terence McKenna. Every book has a description in the bibliography below the footnotes.
1. True Hallucinations, p.23
2. True Hallucinations, p.5
3. The Invisible Landscape, p.98
4. The Invisible Landscape, p.74
5. Food of the Gods, p.8
6. The Invisible Landscape, p.111
7. Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness, p.11
8. The Archaic Revival, p.215
9. The Archaic Revival, p.149
10. True Hallucinations, p.199
11. Food of the Gods, p.98
12. Food of the Gods, p.92
13. The Invisible Landscape, p.176
14. The Archaic Revival, p.243
15. Food of the Gods, p.13
16. True Hallucinations, p.209
17. The Archaic Revival, p.38
18. The Invisible Landscape, p.114
19. Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness, p.156
20. The Invisible Landscape, p.12
21. The Invisible Landscape, p.27
22. The Archaic Revival, p.165
23. The Archaic Revival, p.88
24. Food of the Gods, p.274
25. The Archaic Revival, p.210

Bibliography -
* Abraham, Ralph, Terence McKenna, and Rupert Sheldrake. Chaos, Creativity, and Cosmic Consciousness. Park Street Press, 2001.
* McKenna, Dennis and Terence McKenna. The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1993.
* McKenna, Terence. The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1991.
* McKenna, Terence. Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge. Bantam, 1993.
* McKenna, Terence. True Hallucinations: Being an Account of the Author's Extraordinary Adventures in the Devil's Paradise. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1993.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June 12th, 2014, GOTT Radio

Gathering of the Tribes radio! [link], Thursdays, 5 to 6pm with Rock, Tribal News and a Liberated Zone calender, convened by Dr.G., a Renegade Illuminati with Thee Temple [link], alongside a psychonautical crew affiliated with the Northbay Evolver network [link].
Tune in at 89.5FM in the northeast San Pablo Bay Area (American Canyon, Benicia, Crockett, Fairfield, Suisun, Vallejo), and online with our tune-in app [link].

The Visionary Activist Show [] for June 5, 2014, with radio host Caroline speaking with psychedelic scholar Robert Forte, author of "Entheogens &the Future of Religion", and mmda researcher at U. of Chicago, in honor of the legacy of Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin (June 17, 1925 - June 2, 2014) []. Download and play this clip in your Computer's media player [] (mp3, 10.28 megabytes)
View a video trailer from a documentary about Alexander Shulgin []

Preserve, enhance and expand People's Park in Berkeley!
Join the People's Park Collective by attending their meetings and getting involved.
Contact Michael Diehl [] for more information!
On Sunday, June 8th, at 1pm in the Cafe Mediterranean on Telegraph st. in Berkley around the corner from People's Park, there was held a meeting of park supporters to discuss building on the momentum built going into the 45th anniversary of the creation of the park. On the agenda was retouching/painting the commemorative mural on the bathroom recalling the 1991 volleyball struggle and what message we want on the front stage. Within the year they intend to do serious reconstruction work on the stage, which will take fundraising.
Michael Diehl says, "Join Us!"

“Building the Future with New Global Mythology”
Learn about the power of Community Alchemy!
A Free eWorkshop with Willi Paul. Throughout June 2014, You and your community are invited:
* To gain new tools for the advancement of global stories and culture
* Explore the emerging field of post-classical mythology
* Better understand the role of Nature, Permaculture, Alchemy and the Sacred in building New Myths
* Build new visions with new global myths, symbols, essays, songs and art

2nd Friday Art Walk...
with participating galleries in Vallejo's Arts and Entertainment District!
Friday, June 13th, 5 to 11pm
at The Hub, 350 Georgia st., Vallejo
June 13th will be the biggest Vallejo Art Walk yet at The Hub Vallejo.
Besides having a plethora of awesome new artists vending this Friday, we will have an art opening in the glow gallery of the color changing art of Teddy Fisher. Relax on the couch and watch the art change as you listen to the universal om - transcendent!
Guest Artisans:
* Arabesque Designs
* Haley Mosher
* Laura Noel
* Marancy M Studios
* Mystical Design
Resistance Cafe will be at full steam for the first time!
DJ Ru will be spinning his incredible mixes till 8:30 - then a VERY SPECIAL TREAT:
At 8:30 we will have a performance art piece called, ”FUE UN SUEÑO” ( It was a dream), by Vallejo performance artist Yoordy Lepe.
It's a piece on Latino Immigrants that asks, "What moves you? What moves others?"
Come explore a live art installation, and explore your own views on immigration. See, hear & feel the journey for relief, as you participate in a full immersion performance on the dream of permanent residency.
Share your boundaries.
Push your boundaries.
Examine the realities of unlawful presence in this provocative exhibition.
FREE - as usual! Come enjoy Vallejo's arts renaissance!
Come see Teddy Fisher's amazing color changing art.

If you haven't been downtown yet, this is the perfect time to see what all the fuss is about! See what Vallejo is becoming!

Towards (A) Communal Cypher
June 13, 2014
Location: Qilombo
Time: 6pm to Midnight
for more information visit: []
event page []
Featuring: Savage Fam, Alas, Ruby Ibarra, M.C. K-Swift , Monotheist, Poesia, E The Ref, Shango Abiola, Dani M. Cornejo and anyone who got heart to get in it the day of!
Cyphers/Elements: Graffiti/Arsenal Culture, Bgirl Cypher, Comedians, raffles, vendors, food community bridging thru hip hop
Live from Oakland, creative revolutions always lead to drastic changes!
Towards (A) Communal Cypher Benefit Show is being coordinated to raise funds for the Trayvon 2 and 2014 Brigada to Mexico. Engaging Hip Hop as a tool of Decolonization and continue building Black and Brown people struggles, we intend to support a thriving local underground creative resistant hip hop community and those targeted for speaking for the liberation of our people(s).
The 2014 Brigada to Mexico consists of Black and Brown people from the West Coast (Los Angeles, Seattle, Oakland) who seek to strengthen solidarity amongst our growing communities of displaced and marginalized people, build ties, and continue to struggle locally, regionally and globally. We carrying the stories of our families that have ended up in these cities and reclaim autonomy in order to survive the age of the neoliberal-gentrification-colonial project.

Second Saturday Bands presents...
Axis of Blues: Making Your Liver Quiver, and Your Backbone Slip
Saturday, June 14 at 7:00pm
The Hub Vallejo, 350 georgia st, Vallejo, California 94590 []
$5 at the door - Best bargain in town! :D
Event invite page []
If you liked The Gravel Spreaders when they played at Second Saturday Bands a few months back, you'll LOVE their brilliant gutarist's other project, Axis of Blues!
Vallejo's cultural nexus - The Hub - plays host to Axis of Blues, the East Bay's premiere purveyors of slippy, slidy boogie rock 'n' blues. Stop on by for a goodly dose of freak...if you dare...
Axis of Blues is very excited to be making a rare public appearance! They don't perform often, because it might cause riots. If you're going to the Northern California Pirate Festival on Sat., June 14, be sure to cap off your day with some rock, blues, R&B and originals at the world-famous Hub arts center in's only a couple of blocks from the fair site!
Axis of Blues is astoundingly proud to present our newest member. The incredible Mikkel McDow! Hope you're ready to be blown away at The Hub.

Northern California Pirate Festival

289 Mare Island Way, downtown Vallejo
Fun For ALL AGES: Children, Adults, Teens & Whole Families!
$10 at the gate Children 11 and under free! Parking Free for duration of the fest.
Whether you love nautical music, swordfighting, sailing, cannon-battles, theater, maritime crafts, food and drink, or just shopping fer' pirate booty...there's something here for YOU!
We encourage coming out in costume...whether you dress as a historical era pirate from the Golden Age of Sail or a bejeweled Mardi-Gras Krewmate from New Orleans... whether your taste runs towards Hollywood Swashbucklers, Foreign Buccaneers from international waters or a t-shirt and jeans. Go ahead and hoist the colors! You certainly don't need to come out in costume, but when you leave you're sure to feel like a pirate!
Sail out to the PirateFest and join us for a great time!

What would a pirate have to eat? Find out with Bilgemunkey and Capt Scully with Tales of the seven seas. []

Northbay Evolver Network, and the Gathering of the Tribes, presents...
A liberated zone with music by ManifestiV, featuring a film by Ken Adams about the legacy of noted American philosopher Terrence McKenna.
Friday, June 20th,
At the IntegreTea, 717 Marin st., Vallejo 94590
* 7pm film showing, with an intro, and a Q&A afterwards
* 9pm, Experience the future inside the present, with ManifestiV performing an original psychedelic opera.
* Indi Riverflow, author with Amana Mission Publishing, might perform poetry from Gyroscape (
Imaginatrix - The Terence McKenna Experience is an alluring experiment in neo-psychedelic cinema by the creator of Alien DreamTime and Strange Attractor.
The life and ideas of Terence McKenna, a renegade intellectual most noted for his enthusiastic advocacy of psychedelic experience and provocative free thinking, is presented in a documentary, released with Devolver Digital Films 2014, covering over twenty years of McKenna's unprecedented ecology of mind, with previously unreleased video recordings made in private with Terence, circa 1989-1994.
Imaginatrix is more stream of (altered) consciousness and ceremonial than documentary, presenting an over-full visual environment with thousands of layered images, motion graphics, and stunning visualizations, probing and touching the topics of Eros, Visual Language, DMT, Rosicrucians, Death, Fairy Land, and Other related enticements.
For more information, visit

Berkeley World Music Festival
Sunday, Jun 22 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
At People's Park, in Berkeley, CA
17 bands playing music from all over the world & admission is FREE. A fantastic main stage line up of Afrofunk Experience original funk & afrobeats, Manzo Rally with new Latin rock music featuring Gaberiel Manzo lead guitarist from Malo with an all star line up, & the legendary Motown review Pride And Joy. Plus music in 13 various stores & restaurants around the Telegraph Ave. area. After party at the Ashkenaz.

Solstice Clothing Swap
Sunday, June 22, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join us at the Sebastopol Summer Solstice Clothes Swap for a frugal and green clothing. Because RE-USING is good for you and good for the planet!. Women's, Men's, and Children's clothing! Here's how it works: Bring gently used clothing that you no longer need or love--Take what appeals to you. If you have nothing to bring you can donate five or ten dollars to LITE initiatives. If you are broke and have nothing to bring, come anyhow, and give back later. We REALLY would like more of a men's section, and more men participating.
Sebastopol Farmer's Market, the Plaza, Sebastopol

Polynesian Wayfinding
Planetarium SRJC
Friday, June 27, 7:00 p.m.
The Polynesians are the world's greatest navigators who have sailed throughout the Pacific for thousands of years in their voyaging canoes without navigation instruments, using instead knowledge and observations of the stars and nature. This original planetarium show celebrates the science and art of the Polynesian Wayfinding!
$10 general/$7 for students and seniors. Tickets sold at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. Cash Please!
Proceeds benefit the Planetarium and the Hui Pulama Mau Fund at SRJC []
SRJC Planetarium, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa

Poetry in Soundspace Motion
Saturday, June 28, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
An evening of spoken word poetry with musical and dance accompaniment - featured performers will include: Shey with freestyle rap, Bruce Alan Rhodes and Zak Rudy doing spoken word poetry. Musicians including Ellen Cruz andZak Rudy on percussion, and an ancient tenor 4 string banjo. Dancers, belly dancers and improv, organized by Elllen Cruz featuring, Theresea Jade and Mari Lancaster.
Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th St., Santa Rosa


Transition Conversation Cafe
Tuesday, July 15, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A lightly facilitated space for discussion of all things related to the Transition Movement
Taylor Maid Organic Coffee, 6790 McKinley Ave #170 (In The Barlow), Sebastopo

World Beyond War, a Global Movement to End All Wars 
2014 Jul 15th - Tue at 6:00 PM
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by a Stanford engineer and former weapons designer that is now focused on promoting alternatives to war that provide for greater security at lower cost.
Location: Mt. Diablo Peace Center - 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA - (925) 933-7850

The Suppressed Electrical Universe Theory

and its Importance for Understanding Climate Change. 
2014 Jul 16th - Wed at 6:00 PM
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by a Stanford Mathematicians who helped create Silicon Valley and now lives in Ireland researching and writing about how the world really operates and what we can do to improve it.
Location: Penthouse at Sergio Lub's office: 3800 Vista Oaks Drive, Martinez, CA
More info at []
Learn more: “Escaping the Matrix — How we the people can change the world”, by Richard Moore. Published by The Cyberjournal Project, Redwood City, California []

Angel Heart 4 You
501 First Street, Benicia, (707) 745-2024

Examples of the many Solutions sprouting all over Gaia
2014 Jul 28th - Mon at 6:00 PM
Potluck dinner followed with a presentation by the Irish Urban Architect and Agricultural Planner that has become one of the world’s experts on Sustainable Permaculture and consciously applied Ecological Planning of human settlements.
Location: Tentatively at IONS - Please RSVP to be notified - Institute of Noetic Sciences Campus - 101 San Antonio Rd. - Petaluma, CA
RSVP at []