GAIAPORTAL: Flares of recognition are in place
20 Oct by Éireport
Flares of recognition are in place.
Standards of the past are dropped.
Heaven Sents are viewed with delight.
GAIAPORTAL: Flares of recognition are in place
20 Oct by Éireport
Flares of recognition are in place.
Standards of the past are dropped.
Heaven Sents are viewed with delight.
Good morning dear Saul. Thanks for your last message. If you wish to commune, I am here intending to be ready to receive, although feeling tired – and who isn’t?
Good morning dear John. Thank you for calling, your tiredness is not just lack of sleep last night, but is also a result of the enormous change in energies that are raining down on Earth to renew your bodies in preparation for the rapidly approaching moment of ascension. No, you are not making this up, I am passing it to you so that you can make allowances for your tiredness instead of judging yourself. This is a time of intense activity as the last remaining aspects of humanity’s ascension/awakening process are completed so that your ascension can move forwards rapidly and smoothly and bring you all the benefits that have been promised for so long.
Well, that’s what we are all hoping for so let’s make it happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are making it happen, so do not let tiredness, perhaps even exhaustion weaken your resolve to bring it to fruition. You have the strength, the power, and the divine support to achieve your aims. Remake that intent frequently and maintain it because that is why you incarnated. Before you arrived on Earth as humans this time around you knew what was involved and you also knew that you would succeed, that failure was not an option, that it was in fact utterly impossible, and deep within yourselves you know this.
When doubts, depression, or anxiety arise ask us for help! We are here to support you in every moment, your requests to us, your prayers, and your complaints are all heard and acknowledged. If you did not know that the divine plan would be achieved you would have long ago given up the work of bringing it into being. Being human you experience up and down moods because they are part of the illusory state of separation that you are experiencing, and one of the reasons you are experiencing those ups and downs is so that you can empathize with those you are on Earth to help awaken.
Nothing has been left to chance because this is a divine plan that is being brought perfectly to its timely conclusion, and chance is not part of the plan. All is perfectly on schedule, as it always has been, it is just that in the illusion that sense of certainty, that inner knowing is hard for you to access in every moment. Remind yourselves frequently that the divine Will is always perfectly achieved, as it must be because there are no other options, and relax into that inner knowing as Love fills every space within you from which you have removed thoughts and intentions that are not in perfect harmony with It.
God’s infinite and intense Love for you is completely beyond your human understanding, just accept that and continue to hold your Light on high, where It is needed, because that truly is your will, which is always aligned with God’s.
Every single person on Earth at this moment is engaged in humanity’s spiritual evolution and chose to take part in the awakening as it happens. But vast numbers have indeed forgotten their purpose, and often wonder if there is even any true purpose to human life apart from the ego-driven intent: “to be number one, better than anyone else;” and if that is not possible, because they see themselves as “not as good as, or not good enough,” then their intent can change and become an intent to drag others down to their own perceived level of misery and inadequacy.
The illusion has been in operation for many eons, swinging between periods when the welfare of all was a priority and periods when one powerful ego attempted to enslave all others to his will. As a result many have karmic residues that they need to detach from to make room in their hearts for Love. All have suffered over the eons because the illusion is a place that focuses on separation, abandonment, and the constant struggle to survive. Every human has experienced that, and large numbers are still undergoing that experience.
It is becoming apparent to the majority that conflict and rule by authoritarian means is inhuman and insane. Many, especially the younger ones among you, are refusing to support the old ways because they see very clearly the damage that those ways have caused and are continuing to cause as large international corporations still remain largely free to despoil the planet in the interests of profit. But as you well know, there is no profit to be had in despoiling the planet which supports you because doing that dangerously undermines her ability to do so. Consequently, all across the planet, people are uniting to change the rules that have allowed these selfish and self-destructive activities. And the rules are changing.
Life is a divine gift that is never rescinded, it pervades the whole visible universe and far, far beyond. There is only life – Love. All that exists has been created in Love, and all form has life, there are no exceptions. You see life as movement, but your senses, as humans, have only a very limited ability to perceive other forms of life, and so in your state of limited consciousness, the state you experience while immersed in the illusion, you choose to believe that inorganic material is lifeless, dead.
Over the last few hundred years as your science has developed it has discovered that many of its assumptions and “proven facts” are incorrect. Scientifically established “facts” are constantly being found to be only partially true, or even quite wrong. This is frequently blamed on the incompetence of previous generations while also admitting that of course they did not have the benefit of modern technology to assist them in their quest for knowledge. However, many seem to forget that those previous generations had what was at the time “cutting edge” technology available to them. It is just that the field of knowledge keeps expanding and demanding new ways of looking at things, and even new technology rapidly becomes outdated.
Large numbers in each new generation seem to make the mistake of thinking they now know far better than those who went before them, and cannot conceive that they too are very likely to be proved in error from time to time. Thus they engage in activities without allowing for the possibility that enormous damage will ensue if they are wrong. And of course the evidence of that arrogance can be seen all across the world as the continuous thoughtless “harvesting” of the earth’s resources frequently causes new and severe damage, damage that the “experts” first said could not happen, and then said could be contained.
However, that incredible arrogance is now being challenged. All over the world people are standing up and being counted. They are making it abundantly clear to those who wish to maintain the status quo that this will no longer be tolerated. Although many laws have been quietly introduced to protect large industrial conglomerates from being called to account for any damage they have caused by their operations, and to prevent their having to answer any claims against them for restitution or recompense, these utterly irresponsible laws are in truth unenforceable and will be rescinded.
Great and urgently needed changes to the manner in which you live on Earth are coming into effect which will ensure that damage already done is repaired, and that ongoing damaging industrial activities will be rapidly terminated. Much that is happening to alter your relationship with the planet, for the benefit of all humanity and for the planet herself, is not being reported by the mainstream media. Consequently many of you have very little idea of the fantastic progress that is actually being made in cleaning up your industrial activities. The tide has turned, the balance has shifted, and the New Age is coming vibrantly to Life all over the world.
This is a time for optimistic enthusiasm, let go of your doubts and anxieties and remind yourselves very frequently that you do know that your awakening is imminent. When you go to your quiet inner space each day to spend essential time in prayer, contemplation, meditation, or just relaxation, open your hearts to receive the abundance of Love that is being offered to you in every moment, and ask for help to feel It, to sense It, and to know that It supports you in every moment. We are with you constantly, but when you focus on your doubts and worries your ability to feel our loving presence is severely compromised. Trust that we are with you, effectively holding your hands, and embrace the spontaneous sense of well-being that ensues.
With so very much love, Saul.
Full Moon Phase: fulfillment, realization, illumination
Moon in Leo
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Kali
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: “an Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe” (self-empowerment, personal sovereignty)
Skill: focus on what truly sustains and what truly lasts
Negative Imprint: neurotic, performances to trick, insensitivity, slowing progress, fussy, control dynamics, greed, ineffective supervision
Positive Imprint: protection, nurturance, beauty, flowers and flower essences for healing, inner knowledge, direct connections with the past, pure motives
“The Union Jack flies from a new British warship.”
This is the Sabian symbol for the degree of the Sun today – 18 Capricorn. Have the UK-variety new world order Illuminati minions left their calling card in Paris with the attack at the magazine office?
State-run media here in the US seems to have a ready-made narrative to explain it all to us.
The parliament of wise owls looks deeper. We know that the Sabian symbols are a code to explain the mechanics of the evolution of consciousness. We also know that forces that stand opposed to free humanity enact certain events (rituals) at specific times when energetics are most favorable – like a false flag attack when the Sun reaches the degree of the symbol for empire. The energy to dominate comes when the Sun reaches 18 Capricorn.
There is more. Venus is located at the degree of the symbol for ritual: “a masked figure performs ritualistic acts in a mystery play.” Our eyes are wide open, not wide shut.
And, truly, our eyes are on other things – like forming the infrastructure of the future as the worlds of spirit and matter are enchanted to merge. Our focus is on the precedents of the past that are returning to consciousness. This is the return of wisdom and comes from the formation of all kinds of things based on wisdom – things like mystery schools (which are spreading like a wildfire that has been meditated upon by fire worshippers to create an ultimate reality of existence).
But back to the energetics of the day. Mercury, which is still in range of conjunction with Venus, is located at the symbol for precedent: “a council of ancestors.” This energy connects with the past, so it gives the Illuminati minions a well of past imprints to tap back into. The power of anything depends on how often and how strongly attention is given to it. Therefore, today’s attack in Paris has not only built upon past events when the Sun was at this degree, but also imprints it for the future. It happens through ritual.
Click here for a link to Wikipedia’s entries of events for January 7 – the day when the Sun is at 18 degrees of Capricorn, the energy of the empire, and be amazed. Look at the themes of banking and empire. Look at how the UK and French go at it on this day throughout history. The British and French branches of the Illuminati think they are the only ones wise to this, but no more.
You could even take this further and, in a contemporary sense, make a case for France being the place where independence first bloomed and where the union of the sacred feminine and the sacred masculine has remained spirited, and England being the place where domination first hissed and where the schism between feminine and masculine has remained demonic.
England is also where the Magna Carta was birthed, so there is always an energetic that runs counter (positive) and available to build upon.
Anyone who understands this has a natural response to want to counter it. Today, we counter this first by the mere recognition of it. It takes a strong person – a wise owl – to be able to see this senseless violence perpetrated and know that it is reinforcing a long line of dark rituals. But some of us humans have to be able to see it and hold the line so that other humans can do it, too. Perception is a species-wide thing, so when we see the reality of what is happening, others follow. It’s how cognitive dissonance is overcome.
Second, we will shift our focus to one of sustenance – what sustains, what lasts. We will continue painting the Second Renaissance into being. We infuse the energetics of the day with a different imprint. We “over write” the “program” with an energetic that overcomes domination. This imprint throws off the power and control of empire. Empires have fallen before. We are watching it happen now. Today’s attack in Paris won’t have the intended effect because the force behind it is weakened. Imprints of love, beauty, and freedom are much, much stronger nowadays. More on that another day…
As we go about life today, wise owls will continue to firmly anchor and imprint the positive elements of the energies. We are an assembled tribe and this is our daily ritual. We claim our power.
(Note: It is interesting to me how photographs with pairs of animals are being snapped lately. The wise owls who sent today’s photo report that they have at times four pairs of swans at once.
Yesterday, I was gifted with the rare sighing of four pairs of cardinals in one tree. Cardinals are my favorite, so imagine my delight! Yesterday’s photo was of a pair of owls who let Kim get very, very close to them on her deck. Pay special attention to sightings of pairs.)
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Full Moon Phase: illumination, realization, fulfillment
Moon in Leo
Ruling Wisdom Goddess: Kali
Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: “an Indian chief claims power from the assembled tribe” (self-empowerment, personal sovereignty)
Skill: release yourself from trying to control time
Negative Imprint: over-analysis, ignoring rules or laws, things that are unbearable, restraints, rushing, missing key things, forcing, suppression of rebellion, false claims of power and change, clandestine
Positive Imprint: objectivity, inventiveness, identifying issues, focus, practice, disinhibited, slow and steady, observation, potent healing, confidence
Full light continues to be thrown off and also throw things off this Full Moon phase. We are coming to new understandings about ourselves and this is rippling out into the field, changing it. This is how the world changes.
What is trying to be revealed to you? It may be having a harder time getting through because, even though it is a Full Moon phase right now, the Black Moon and Neptune are in opposition. The Black Moon and Neptune together tend to shroud and mystify. So if you are trying to understand, fix, improve, and integrate something and it isn’t coming quite happening, don’t try to rush or force it. Relax the tension. Take a breath. Wait for the fog to clear.
With this, it is important to understand that we may attempt to blame the hold-up or lack of clarity on ourselves. We are clearly seeing our “major malfunctions.” The solutions are what aren’t easily visible right now. We personalize this, but the nature of this energy is one of “veiling.”
The reason solutions aren’t clear is because there is re-arrangement of “the field” happening this lunar cycle – Kali the Destroyer’s cycle. Using the energetics of Uranus/Pluto and Mercury/Venus, she is putting everything in spin. Consciousness is taking a mass turn. She is refreshing the dream, re-commanding it by calling forth our inner chief to claim our power and our place.
Our inner sacred masculine continues to rise. The inner rise and outer manifestation of the sacred masculine within all of us is what is healing us and restoring us to sanity. This energy is very, very strong now because we are in the Full Moon phase (the fullest expression) of the energy that was imprinted back at the New Moon. The energy that was infused then to be time-released throughout the month is the energy that would cause an Indian chief to assume his role, his mantle of power, within his tribe. It causes him to come forward to lead.
This is why things are welling up in relationships. Power and control dynamics are responding to this shift, this mass turn, and changing things dramatically. All things are in relationship, so this weaves through everything. Kali is the master at this and her reach is great. The changes are creating strong, permanent foundations for the future.
Kali doesn’t just destroy. She re-creates.
Today, be aware of the tendency to be extra hard on ourselves and become mired in our perceived failures. This energy can create harsh confrontations with ourselves which can all too easily become projected onto others. This commonly occurs with Full Moon phases, but is intensified today.
Kali is in control of the hands of time right now, not us. There is no reason to rush or force anything. It is much more fun to release the controls and watch what happens.
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7 Muluc, 7 Tzec, 11 Ik
Selamat Balik! We come with very good news! The legal aspects of our Earth allies’ programs to defeat the dark cabal are gaining successful inroads. Both the common law courts and the statute courts agree that the present de facto US government is deeply in debt and cannot proclaim a bankruptcy to save its remaining assets. Instead, the US “corporation” and its prime ally, the Federal Reserve Bank, need to deny any assets to their largest creditors and go into a special receivership. This action is shortly to put an end to both entities, which have long masqueraded as legitimate federal institutions. The end to this set of shenanigans is finally to allow our allies to take over the general control of both institutions. As a result of these developments, we expect a number of prosperity programs to fund, and the RV and global currency reset to occur. At the right time, NESARA can be declared, along with a total moratorium on government in the US. We have agreed with our allies as to who is to lead the interim US government and the policies they need to enforce.
It is essential to all concerned that the various travesties, which now engulf Africa, be brought to a safe conclusion. It is equally necessary that those in charge of these calamities be arrested. Once these scalawags are properly isolated, then a new political and economic system can be successfully executed. We have had long talks with our various allies on not only the problems happening in Africa, but also those occurring throughout the newly developing nations. The humanitarian projects are designed to alleviate the present difficulties and allow the best-qualified leaders to pursue projects that can begin to solve and creatively permit success in all fields. Water, sanitation, employment issues, and a whole host of interrelated problems, need to be alleviated. Technologies exist to aid these nations in building a complex and modern infrastructure. Prosperity is more than money. Rather, it represents the ability to finish what colonialism barely began.
Your global societies need to be restructured. Each nation requires enough infrastructure for its population to enjoy a sustainable existence. Not only is humanity suffering, the flora and fauna of Gaia is quickly collapsing and its diversity failing. This cannot be tolerated. Long ago, we went beyond this and saw how vital it is to construct environments that encourage both diversity and the sustenance to continue on effortlessly. Your task is to be a solar system’s guardians. We live as unobtrusively as possible in a sustainable and technological utopia. Here, we monitor and assist the ecology to remain viable and sustainable. We perform spiritual ceremony and rituals, make the necessary alterations and ensure that no species perishes. We consult with the elementals assigned to each species. We are dedicated to see our home worlds remain lush, beautiful and sustainable for all Beings involved in every eco-system, which a home world provides.
Our mission here is thus divided into three parts; the first is nearly complete. That is to provide a realm that has expelled its darkness and is ready to prepare for full consciousness. The second part is to watch over new governance and growing prosperity. At the right moment, we are to land and introduce you to your many mentors. Then, you are to look deep within yourselves and prepare for what the Crystal Light Chamber is to give you, full consciousness. The last stage is the actual transporting of you to your assigned spot in a great number of Crystal Cities. Once there, you are to go with your mentor, and when appropriate, to enter your chamber and initiate a transformational three-day journey. When you emerge, you are to undergo a seven to ten day training, to jumpstart your return to full consciousness. Then you are, in essence, a fully conscious Being. You need to collectively apply your talents and forge both a new galactic society and a new star nation.
Namaste! We are your Ascended Masters! We arrive today with some very blessed news! The dark cabal, which has long been in charge, is finally on the way out. Those associates, who represent the many sacred societies and the ancient families, have reached a point where the dark can no longer sustain its opposition to the Light. These blessed individuals are presently using a number of key legal decisions and proper financial pressures to force the dark to open those financial conduits that they had long blocked. These blessed developments mean that a number of our humanitarian trust monies can now be distributed globally. We intend to instruct our various associates to move forward with those fundings needed to start a number of key prosperity projects. These projects are only the start of what is to follow. We fully intend to use these funds to jumpstart a new financial system for this planet.
This new financial system is now forming. Our associates have assisted a number of nations in creating the financial means to forge new economies, and a system that discourages the fraud and other immoralities all too common across this most sacred orb. This new system aligns with the prosperity which blessed Count Saint Germain is now ready to spread worldwide. This abundance is to end the poverty, starvation, pestilence and wars that characterize the millennia run so wantonly by the dark. You are now to enter a time of rising consciousness and growing awareness of the need to care for this living planet that you so graciously live upon. You need to fully return to your guardianship of Gaia and a daily blessing to Heaven for your life in physicality. You are, my children, to return in grace to full consciousness! Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna!
Let us look at your future and bless the magnificence of the holy Creator. You are ready now to begin the final steps of a journey that we first began millennia ago. You are awakening and realizing the great abilities that each of you possess. Every day, divine blessings bombards you, enabling you to grow your new and less dense body. Your Spirit is enlivened by what Heaven and her grand servants accomplish. You are building the fundamentals needed for new chakras, and for new, higher energies to flow through you. Take a moment each day and simply thank the universe for your blessings. Heaven loves to be blessed back. It is an energy which the angels can constantly increase. Know this and call upon us to take your blessings and return them with divine thanks. Remember all is Love and all Love is saturated in divine Light!
Today, we carried on with our message! The time comes for many changes to appear. You are to experience events which were thought impossible by most. Governance is to change. Prosperity is to be common. Disclosure is to occur. You are to be transformed into fully conscious beings of Light! Know, dear Ones, that the countless Supply and never-ending Prosperity of Heaven are indeed Yours! So Be It! Selamat Gajun! Selamat Ja! (Sirian for Be One! and Be in Joy!)
One man’s innovative solutions for living in a drought-ravaged area have made Tuscon a lot greener, and he eventually managed to get local laws changed to allow curb-cutting for rainwater collection. Now the city even offers a rainwater collection rebate to homeowners. Here’s how he did it: ~PB
I cannot even begin to express the joy, inspiration, healing and peace I feel when I am amidst trees. I love trees, not only for their beauty, but for the protective canopy and cleansing air they provide. On rare and treasured occasions, I have also experienced and interacted with their sentience, on a deep, intuitive level, which I call “talking to trees”. It is a 2-way conversation, where they inform me of something through my heart chakra or hypothalamus, which is where their energy hits the body. These impressions are instantly translated into words that come to me from the impression . I have also had a conifer wrap it’s tendril around my finger, as I stared in disbelief…and in response to my thought that “this did NOT just happen!” the tree did it again to prove me wrong. Then I knew that our silent communication was real.
We need trees much more than they need us. Trees are higher-dimensional beings who need our understanding and protection, not only for their survival, but for the preservation of all of life on the planet. Bless the trees, plant some trees, it is wonderful to go back years later and visit them!
How do I love thee, tree? Let me count the ways; you change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, you sequester carbon, and you provide shelter for countless critters. There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this article, all we’ll focus on is how amazing some of them look.
Granted, not all of these amazing beautiful trees are trees (the Wisteria is a vine, Rhododendrons are shrubs, and bamboo technically belongs to the grass family), but we’ll give them a pass because they are amazing, huge and beautiful. So once you step outside and take a breath of fresh air, hug the nearest tree and say thank you!
If you know of an amazing tree not on this list, you can submit it at the bottom of this post.
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The antarctic beech is native to Chile and Argentina, though this specimen is from the U.S.’ North Pacific region. (Image credits: Drew Hopper)
The Angel Oak in South Carolina stands 66.5 ft (20 m) tall and is estimated to be more than 1400 or 1500 years old. (Image credits: Daniela Duncan)
The flamboyant tree is endemic to Madagascar, but it grows in tropical areas around the world. (Image credits: Salete T Silva)
The dragonblood tree earned its fearsome name due to its crimson red sap, which is used as a dye and was used as a violin varnish, an alchemical ignredient, and a folk remedy for various ailments. (Image credits: Csilla Zelko)
President, located in Sequoia National Park in California, stands 241 ft (73m) tall and has a ground circumference of 93 ft (28m). It is the third largest giant sequoia in the world (second if you count its branches in addition to its trunk). (Image credits: Michael Nichols)
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The rainbow eucalyptus, which grows throughout the South Pacific, is both useful and beautiful. It is prized for both the colorful patches left by its shedding bark and for its pulpwood, which is used to make paper. (Image credits: Christopher Martin)
These beautiful Jacarandas, with their violet flowers, grow in South Africa. (Image credits: Elizabeth Kendall)
This avenue of oak trees was planted some time in the 1790s on Dixie Plantation in South Carolina. (Image credits: Lee Sosby)
These baobabs in Madagascar are excellent at storing water in their thick trunks to use during droughts. (Image credits: confitalsurf)
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July 09, 2014
On bison, wolves, and woodpeckers: the wonder of Europe’s only lowland virgin forest.
Bialowieza Forest at dawn. Old-growth forest is characterized by ancient trees, tall canopies, little undergrowth, and a huge amount of dead wood. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
There is almost nothing left of Europe’s famed forests, those that provided for human communities for millennia and gave life to the world’s most famous fairytales. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t forests in Europe, far from it: approximately 35 percent of the EU is currently covered in forest. But almost all of this is either plantations or secondary growth, having been logged sometime in the last few hundred years and in many areas logged in the last couple decades. This is why, according to author and guide, Lukasz Mazurek, the Bialowieza Forest is so special: “You really feel here like you travelled back in time some hundreds or thousands of years.”
Straddling the border between Poland and Belarus, the Bialowieza Forest is Europe’s last lowland old-growth forest, parts of which have never been cut by man. The entire forest covers about 140,000 hectares, or around 15 percent the size of Yellowstone National Park. Here, trees are king: growing over 40 meters (over 130 feet) tall, some were saplings when Christopher Columbus was born.
Moreover, most of Europe’s forests are now bereft of their megafauna: bears, wolves, red deer, moose have all seen their ranges squeezed considerably in the last few centuries. Other species have vanished altogether: it’s hard to imagine that Europe’s forests used to include lions, hyenas, elephants, rhinos, and giant cattle known as aurochs, which only went extinct in the 17th Century.
But, in Bialowieza, says Mazurek, “The food chains are almost unbroken.” The forest is home to wolves, lynx, boar, elk, red deer, roe deer, and its most iconic animal, the European bison (Bison bonasus). This species, the biggest land mammal in Europe, went extinct in the wild in the 1920s, but has since made a remarkable come-back.
Captive survivors of the European bison from Bialowieza Forest saved the species from extinction. Today around 800 wild bison survive in Bialowieza. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland.
“It was individuals originating from Bialowieza Forest that were selected from several zoological gardens across Europe and used to rebreed the species in the Bison Restitution Center in Bialowieza later,” says Mazurek. “Currently there are circa 3,000 European lowland bison living in the wild in several countries in Eastern Europe and Russia, about a half of them in Poland. All of them are descendants of these few animals from Bialowieza.”
An expert on Bialowieza, Mazurek guides wildlife tours to the forest (along with other places in Poland), has written the ultimate guide on the UNESCO World Heritage site, and runs the popular Wild Poland website.
Mazurek says the reason portions of Bialowieza remained uncut for centuries while the rest of Europe’s forests were decimated was ironically due to hunting for the rich and powerful.
“This forest has been a restricted royal hunting area since the early 15th Century. When Poland lost independence and Russians took over this area at the end of 18th Century, the tzars of Russia continued the hunting tradition here and again it was saved from logging.”
But, today, the park’s greatest threat is logging around the edges of the old-growth forest.
Middle-spotted woodpecker. Bialowieza is famous for its diversity of woodpeckers, some species of which depend largely on old-growth forest. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
“380 square kilometers—-more than half the forest on the Poland side—are still logged by the State Forestry Company. They have some limits on cutting down old trees, trees with nest holes etc. but they still remove a lot of dead wood and many of these restrictions are not completely respected, as I have heard,” says Mazurek, adding, “We are in the 21st Century, part of the European Union, quite a modern and developed country by now and we keep cutting down this small remaining bit of the natural lowland broad-leafed forest, the last remaining area of this kind of habitat in Europe. Even Belarus, still a very communist country, is in a better state—they have more area of this forest on their side, 800 square kilometers versus our 600 square kilometers. And they protect it all! We don’t.”
Mazurek says that wildlife tourism can play a big role in moving conservation efforts further, especially by instilling in locals a pride for their home forest.
“Here, wildlife tourism is still undervalued, in my opinion,” Mazurek notes. Our role in conservation is quite simple and it works through reason and through money. The success of any conservation activity nowadays strongly depends on the engagement of local society. We raise awareness among the local society in a very direct and effective way…Those who observe us—the local people—start respecting the environment when they see others, foreigners, visiting and admiring their back yards. This is very visible with locals we interact with directly—owners and workers of hotels, restaurants, bus drivers, etc. It’s enough to say that some of these people have now bought a pair of binoculars and are happy to share their recent sightings each time they see us with a group of tourists.”
In a July interview with mongabay.com, Lukasz Mazurek talks about what makes Bialoweiza Forest one of continent’s most splendid natural areas, the state of wildlife tourism in the region, and one of his favorites animal encounters (hint: it involves wolves).
INTERVIEW WITH LUKASZ MAZUREK
The top predator in Bialoweiza Forest: the wolf. Although maligned and hunted down for centuries, wolves are hugely important to a forest’s ecology. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Mongabay: What’s your background?
Lukas Mazurek: I guess it all started when I was a boy scout and spent a lot of time out in the forests of Eastern Poland. Later I got into birdwatching and so choosing environmental biology at university was kind of natural. I also volunteered a lot at bird protection societies doing seasonal bird counts and worked for WWF in the Biebrza National Park carrying out a research on the relations between farming and marshland birds. Guiding used to be my part-time and summertime job but over time it became my profession. I actually never planned it.
BIALOWIEZA AND BISON
Mongabay: What makes Bialowieza Forest special?
Lukas Mazurek: There are many things, but they all revolve around the fact how natural this forest is. With this comes all the other characteristics of this forest: such as high biodiversity, natural forest structure with 20-plus species of trees, its height of 40-plus meters, high number of trees between 100 and 600 years old, the amount of dead wood and so on. The food chains are almost unbroken. Finally, it is home for Europe’s largest land mammal, the once nearly extinct European lowland bison. You really feel here like you travelled back in time some hundreds or thousands of years.
Mongabay: How did this lowland forest escape cutting when every other similar forest in Europe was logged?
Herd of bison in Bialowieza Forest. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Lukas Mazurek: This may sound funny but it was actually because of hunting. This forest has been a restricted royal hunting area since the early 15th Century. When Poland lost independence and Russians took over this area at the end of 18th Century, the tzars of Russia continued the hunting tradition here and again it was saved from logging. To be completely accurate, though, the areas around the National Park were logged in World War I times and are still logged today and that is the largest threat to this forest today, at least in Poland.
Mongabay: Will you tell us about the European bison and the role of Bialowieza forest in saving this species from extinction?
Lukas Mazurek: The European bison is the largest European land mammal. It differs from the American bison in being slightly taller but slimmer and therefore lighter, with less hair and smaller head with longer horns. It actually became extinct in the wild in 1919 (Bialowieza—a lowland subspecies) and 1927 (Caucasus—a mountain subspecies). It was individuals originating from Bialowieza Forest that were selected from several zoological gardens across Europe and used to rebreed the species in the Bison Restitution Center in Bialowieza later. Currently there are circa 3,000 European lowland bison living in the wild in several countries in Eastern Europe and Russia, about a half of them in Poland. All of them are descendants of these few animals from Bialowieza.
Mongabay: What are some of the other species that people come to see in the Bialowieza?
Lukas Mazurek: Regarding mammals—wild boar, red deer, wolf, lynx and beaver, although wolves and lynx are not easily found of course! Many people visit here for birds in spring. The local specialties are species that you normally see much further north or east: pygmy and Tengmalm’s owl, three-toed and white-backed woodpecker, collared and red-breasted flycatchers and several more. This forest is probably best known for its population of woodpeckers. You can see eight European species of woodpeckers here plus the wryneck—closely related to them and sometimes regarded as the ninth species of woodpecker. This makes the complete picture—this natural forest has a lot of dead wood, a few times more than the average European forest. It is the insects living in the dead wood that these woodpeckers need, in general you could say.
Mongabay: What conservation issues still face Bialowieza Forest?
Forest loss across the Bialowieza forest from 2001-2013. Fores loss in pink; forest gain in blue. Shows both Polish side (left) and Belarus side (right) of the forest. courtesy of Global Forest Watch.
Lukas Mazurek: Logging, logging and logging. Well, also hunting. Fires are not that much of a problem here as this forest is generally quite wet. This may be hard to believe but it is the sad truth: we are in the 21st Century, part of the European Union, quite a modern and developed country by now and we keep cutting down this small remaining bit of the natural lowland broad-leafed forest, the last remaining area of this kind of habitat in Europe. Even Belarus, still a very communist country, is in a better state—they have more area of this forest on their side, 800 square kilometers versus our 600 square kilometers. And they protect it all! We don’t.
Mongabay: What is the current state of logging in the forest versus protection?
Lukas Mazurek: In Poland 100 square kilometers are protected as a National Park and the further 120 square kilometers in the form of small nature reserves. Only half of the National Park—50 square kilometers are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve. The remaining 380 square kilometers—-more than half the forest on the Poland side—are still logged by the State Forestry Company. They have some limits on cutting down old trees, trees with nest holes etc. but they still remove a lot of dead wood and many of these restrictions are not completely respected, as I have heard.
THE LESSER-KNOWN MARSHES OF POLAND
Mongabay: Biebrza marshes is lesser-known the Bialowieza, but is actually Poland’s largest national park. What’s the conservation significance of this ecosystem?
The Biebrza Marshes at sunset. These marshes are famous for their birdlife. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Lukas Mazurek: The Biebrza Marshes are a huge wetland area with a natural structure of peatland and a natural sequence of different plant communities from the river bank to the edge of the river valley. You could say semi-natural because it has been altered by traditional farming practices in the last centuries but perhaps this makes it even more precious because these farming practices like hand mowing and grazing cattle in the marshland have almost disappeared in Europe today. Scientists from Germany or Netherlands come here to learn about natural river valleys. Maybe it is worth mentioning that now as we have floods all over Europe and southern Poland, people in this part of Poland have never suffered from floods and yet, the rivers here flood every year.
Another importance of this area—it holds significant populations of many rare species in Europe—aquatic warbler, great snipe, greater spotted eagle, elk (moose), beaver, but also many plants and insects that are too many to list.
WILDLIFE TOURISM IN EUROPE
Mongabay: Europe is not usually thought of as a major wildlife destination. Why should this perception change?
Elk (moose) in the Biebrza Marshes in winter. Photo by: Jeremy Hance.
Lukas Mazurek: We cannot compete in the terms of number of species with the equatorial areas. The weather here is also less reliable 🙂 But you can see here quite a number of mammals and 150 to 200 bird species in a week in spring. Wildlife here is quite shy so watching them usually requires some local knowledge, experienced guides but is therefore very rewarding. Seeing some key species like bison, beaver, and moose are almost guaranteed if you have a good guide and these few occasions that we get to see wolves, lynx, brown bear stay in your mind forever.
Mongabay: What does ecotourism mean to you?
Lukas Mazurek: To me, it means that not only the group and the guide are taking part in the tour, visiting point A and point B but we interact with the environment and the local people, every one else we come in contact with as well as the environment benefits from this in some way, be it financial, educational or conservational.
Mongabay: What are travelers most surprised by when visiting Poland with you?
Lukas Mazurek: First is the fact that I can so easily show them many of the species they thought would be difficult to find. Second is that Eastern Poland is still very traditional in terms of countryside—wooden housing, small farms. Thirdly—it is the gorgeous food. There are many small venues that would serve you local, fresh food, often quite old, traditional meals and recipes, very special and always tasty, far from international fancy food found in the big hotels and expensive restaurants.
Mongabay: What role can wildlife tourism play in conservation?
Old tree in Bialoweiza. Photo by: Jeremy Hance.
Lukas Mazurek: I am very glad you asked this question because at least here, wildlife tourism is still undervalued, in my opinion. Our role in conservation is quite simple and it works through reason and through money. The success of any conservation activity nowadays strongly depends on the engagement of local society. We raise awareness among the local society in a very direct and effective way. On the one hand the participants of our tours can see and experience being close to wildlife, they can learn about them and have their questions answered. On the other hand those who observe us—the local people—start respecting the environment when they see others, foreigners, visiting and admiring their back yards. This is very visible with locals we interact with directly—owners and workers of hotels, restaurants, bus drivers, etc. It’s enough to say that some of these people have now bought a pair of binoculars and are happy to share their recent sightings each time they see us with a group of tourists.
Mongabay: Will you tell us about one of your favorite wildlife encounters in Bialowieza?
Lukas Mazurek: This would be wolves, of course. Last winter we were tracking a pack of wolves in one area with each tour, every two weeks. After four tours I had narrowed down their whereabouts to about one square kilometer where the footprints came from and disappeared into. With the last tour, I chose one vantage point and took our group there one early morning or actually night as it was still dark when we left. After about half an hour three wolves appeared about one kilometer away and walked towards us. We froze near the ground. At some point two of them disappeared in the forest and after a while they chased a huge stag of red deer across the track. Unsuccessful, they came back onto the track and continued towards us. They stopped about half way (500 meters) and lay down in the middle of the track. This meant they hadn’t seen or smelled us, they felt safe and were just having rest. After a few minutes they slowly stood up one by one and disappeared in the forest. I managed to record a short video of the last moments, you can see it here:
Coral tooth fungus in a fallen tree. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
A great snipe in the Biebrza Marshes. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
European bison in winter. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Logging is the largest threat to Bialoweiza today. Photo by: Jeremy Hance.
The Biebrza marshes. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Flooded forests in Bialoweiza. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Elk (moose) in Spring in the Biebrza Marshes. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Otter on the banks of the frozen marshes. Photo by: Jeremy Hance.
Winter scene in Bialowieza. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
Dead wood plays a hugely important ecological role in old-growth forests. Photo by: Lukasz Mazurek/Wild Poland
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Patricia Cori: The Emissary – How whales, dolphins, and humans are being genocided by the NWO to destroy Light on Earth
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HOLLYWOOD, CA – In an ExopoliticsTV interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, author, interdimensional researcher, and Cetacean activist Patricia Cori discusses her newest book The Emissary (soon to be a major A-list motion picture). Patricia Cori also reveals how whales, dolphins and humans are being genocided by a targeted depopulation program to destroy Source-oriented intelligent life on our planet, and how her book The Emissary is a vehicle to bringing this message to the mainstream reading public and motion picture theatres.
The Emissary by Patricia Cori
Writing about Patricia Cori’s The Emissary in Exonews.org, Debbie West tells us, “The screenplay format of Patricia Cori’s The Emissary, quickly optioned by Global Entertainment Holdings, is already in development to become a major motion picture. It is a fact-based fictional account of the mass extinction event taking place on planet Earth. In Dan Brown’s eerie Da Vinci Code style, author Patricia Cori takes the reader into a world of unexplained reality and concepts perhaps too real for us to imagine in our busy lives.
“In this newly released, spell-binding book, lead character Jamie Hastings is sought out due to her unique psychic and remote viewing skills and brought into a military black ops program, masked as oil exploration on the pretense of preserving whale sanctuaries. When it’s discovered that the real assignment is to search out an advanced civilization beneath the oceans, the mysterious nuances and synchronicities tied to events playing out on the world stage awaken the reader to a disturbing thought. Within our subconscious lingers the notion that we are not alone in this universe and that this fact has been hidden for a very long time.
“Author Patricia Cori gives her readers a lot to ponder as she draws them into a new world of possibilities. In fact, can whales communicate, as they do with psychic Jamie Hastings in The Emissary? Our science argues that they do indeed communicate and are of a very high intelligence. On the wake of the most recent Taiji dolphin slaughters, legislation is arguing that dolphins be given the status of ‘Non-Human Personhood,’ and activists like Ric O’Barry are pleading for humanity to get outraged. O’Barry’s award winning documentary, The Cove, produced in 2009 and listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most film awards ever recorded, is a daring look into the brutal inhuman treatment of unbelievable cruelty that occurs as dolphin families are separated from their young, causing mothers to abort and forcing the pod to watch as each one is either bludgeoned to death or led to a life in captivity.
“‘Weaving an intriguing tale, Patricia Cori’s The Emissary reveals through her character, Jamie Hastings, how to persevere on a journey to seek truth using inner guidance and trust. Cori’s message of galactic hope and transparency are spelled out in her profound earlier trilogy, The Sirian Revelations, which for the discerning readers explores humanity’s continuing struggle to evolve into a new heart-centered frequency.
“‘But The Emissary is relentless in driving home another main point: the reckless destruction by mankind of Earth’s oceans and all its inhabitants. Mirrored in truth, the story parallels a real life U.S. Navy sonar-testing program, as reported by the New York Times, that includes the annihilation of as estimated 13 million cetaceans – including whales and dolphins.
“’These virtually unregulated Navy Warfare Testing Programs already approved are now taking a toll on all aquatic life. The sonar exercises at issue would take place off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Hawaii, Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico – affecting literally every coastal state. In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of training exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur,’ stated Rosalind Peterson, California President and Co-Founder of the Agriculture Defense Coalition, a citizen watch organization that monitors geoengineering and warfare activities.
“There again comes a glimpse of reality vs. fiction with memories of other actual news stories by the Huffington Post, The New York Times and CNN, citing countless mysterious reports of beached whales, entire dolphin pods, dead birds, fish and other marine life in unexplained genocide.
“The ‘Great Noise’ described through communication with the whales in The Emissary, is related to sonar testing and to HAARP technology, an actual military program long suspected of being tied to geoengineering. Cori reminds us, through this marvelous fictional story, that our own discernment will lead us to the truth, that the only way to overcome adversity is to face it with courage and conviction and that the light prevails … but not without brave warriors like the novel’s heroine, Jamie Hastings, whose uncanny resemblance to the author does not go unnoticed.
“Appealing to society to protest the destruction of our oceans, violence against whales and dolphins and a plea for humanity to wake up has been a tireless and lifelong personal crusade for Patricia Cori. In a previous book, entitled Before We Leave You: Messages from the Great Whales and the Dolphin Beings, she explores Earth’s energetic connection to whales and dolphins, whose sounds provide a vibration field for our Earth and chords of communication waves that raise the entire planet into higher realms of consciousness. Perhaps, as many report, battles in the oceans are more than marine testing programs and military bases like AUTEC (Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center) can lead to a bigger story.
“USO’s (underwater submerged objects) have been sighted and recorded in our recent history by military eye witnesses and even by Christopher Columbus in his crossing to the New World as shown in the History Channel Documentary. Traces of an advanced society by Admiral Byrd’s expeditions in Antarctica, along with strange military operations and ancient texts of the Lemurian and Atlanataen cultures, support the existence of a greater interdimensional force on this planet.
“As absurd as that might sound, the historical trail of continuous covert corruption by human hands concludes that, as stewards of Earth, we must stay diligent in our pursuit of justice and honor of all life – and sometimes that challenges us to use a knowing eye and a brave heart.
“Cori’s real life fight to save our oceans began several years ago with a personal experience with whales and dolphins that shook her to the core: a life changing event that resulted in the formation of the non-profit Save Earth’s Oceans, where all can join together on the quest to save the whales and dolphins and our planet. Save Earths’ Oceans held an extraordinary event in London on April 25th, Singing the Oceans Alive, to raise awareness of the plight of marine life featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and FLASHMOB kids who sang Under the Sea.
“What IS under the sea that covers 2/3rds of this planet? Maybe we should listen to the whales and dolphins that have lived there for millions of years. Patricia Cori is.”
Patricia Cori: The Emissary – How whales, dolphins, and humans are being genocided by the NWO to destroy Light on Earth
via Starship Earth: the Big Picture
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