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Friday, November 26, 2004

Our Furry Friends

If any of you want to help to educate people in your town/neighbourhood, please contact me and I can send you info/resources. It's really simple, we just need to speak up and not allow it to be accepted. Please write a letter or even bring it up at the dinner table, anything you can do will make a big difference for those with no voice. Thank you for your help.

Blessings, Amandha

To send an email to the "Dirty Dozen" go to:

Also :

At the facts sheet link (see below) there is a good one about how to write a proper letter to the editor.

The Truth About Fur ...

We understand that you probably care about the treatment of animals. However, each year more than 40 million animals are killed in the name of "fashion" for fur coats and trim. These animals are either raised on crowded, filthy fur farms where cruelty is the norm, or trapped in the wild using inhumane and indiscriminate devices such as steel-jaw leghold traps and strangulation neck snares. Every one of these animals died a violent death through anal electrocution, gassing, neck breaking, drowning, clubbing and/or strangulation. Like you and I, animals feel pain. Just by wearing fur, you promote cruelty. Please. Choose compassion. Don’t wear fur.


Why fur is cruel

Fur comes from animals who are either trapped in the wild or raised in cages in fur factories -- often referred to as "fur farms" or "ranches." Altogether, roughly 40 million animals are killed for the fur trade each year. Millions of additional animals, including dogs, cats, and endangered species, are caught accidentally in traps each year. Both trapping and ranching cause animals to suffer extreme cruelty.

Why choose to go fur-free

Every time we buy or wear clothing without fur or fur trim, we reduce the amount of animal suffering in the world. Furbearers such as bobcats, foxes, mink, beavers, coyotes, and chinchillas are individual animals who, like our companion dogs and cats, can suffer from pain, fear, frustration, and neglect. Suffering is the main ingredient in any fur trim or fur coat. And with the many warm and elegant alternatives to fur widely available, fur is simply unnecessary.

Why trapping is cruel

Millions of wild animals are trapped each year for their fur using steel-jaw leghold traps, body crushing Conibear traps, and strangling snares. The steel-jaw leghold trap is the most commonly used trap in the United States despite being considered "inhumane" by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the World Veterinary Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.

The United States is one of the leading trapping countries in the world, even though 89 other nations and eight states have banned leghold traps. Many trappers here consider it a recreational hobby, as the sale of animal pelts to the fur trade rarely brings much profit.

Terrified and often injured animals caught in these traps try to escape by lunging away and biting at the trap and their own limbs for up to several days before the trapper is required to return and kill the animal. Standard industry killing methods include beating or shooting the exhausted animal in the head. Of course, traps cannot discriminate between their victims, and often the animals who are maimed and killed include endangered species and family cats and dogs.

A great little clip» Watch the "Trimming the Fur" TV ad [Quicktime]

Get it at :

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Exposing Neiman Marcus:

Great fact sheets:

For a great film about this evil industry check out:

"The Witness" at

You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality.
- Ramtha

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Glyph at Grid Point 44 shows Anubis - Resurrection!


By Kashish Gupta, Ecologist - November 2003

Eighty per cent of the UK'S Population use them and yet two comprehensive studies have shown that they damage our health. Isn't it time more research was done into the effects they have on us and the food we put into them?


From 1957 up until very recently Russian research into microwaves was
mainly carried out at the Institute of Radio Technology at Klinsk in
Byelorussia. According to US researcher William Kopp, Russian
forensic teams observed the following key effects:

1. People who ingested microwaved foods showed a statistically higher
incidence of stomach and intestinal cancers, plus a general
degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues and a gradual breakdown
of the function of the digestive and excretory systems.

2. Due to chemical alterations within food substances, malfunctions
occurred within the lymphatic system, causing a degeneration in the
immune system's ability to protect the body against neoplastic
(cancerous) growth.

3. Microwave exposure caused significant decreases in the nutritional
value of all foods studied, most significantly in the
bio-availability of Bcomplex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E,
essential minerals and lipotropics (substances that prevent abnormal
accumulation of fat).

4. Heating prepared meats in a microwave sufficiently for human
consumption creates the cancer-causing agent d-nitrosodiethanolamine.

5. Cancer-causing free radicals were formed within certain
trace-mineral, molecular formations in plant substances --
particularly in raw root vegetables.

6. Ingestion of microwaved foods caused a higher percentage of
cancerous cells within the blood serum.

7. Microwaving foods alters their elemental food substances, leading
to disorders in the digestive system.

The use of microwave ovens was banned in Russia in 1976.

11:11 Waking Up Your DNA

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

What's Up on Planet Earth? New Energy Alerts

Find out what's going on with Gaia and the human race!

As we summon more source energy through our desire to evolve as humans and as a planet, and as the planet and its inhabitants continue to elevate in vibrational frequency through a planetary repositioning in the universe, a convergence is created in perfect alignment, and our natural evolution results.

Through a passion and joy of expressing what is occurring at the highest levels,
Karen Bishop brings to you through What’s Up On Planet Earth? the latest, most current status of our evolution back to source and into the New World. Given from a higher dimensional perspective of positive and affirming energy, the energy alerts also contain inspiring stories and suggestions for living in the New, higher vibration, along with a view of the world soon to come.

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Finding Healing Music in the Heart

November 9, 2004 By COREY KILGANNON

Around the South Jamaica housing projects in Queens, young men with pit bulls guard street corners and rap music blares from car stereos. But one house, on 110th Avenue, seems to openly defy its gritty surroundings.

Its owner, Milford Graves, has covered it with an ornate mosaic of stones, reflective metal and hunks of discarded marble, arranged in cheery patterns. The yard is a lush garden, dense with citrus trees, herbs and exotic plants.

Mr. Graves, 63, a jazz drummer who made his mark in the 1960's with avant-garde musicians like Albert Ayler, Paul Bley and Sonny Sharrock, performs only occasionally now. He spends about half his week teaching music healing and jazz improvisation classes at Bennington College in Vermont, where he has been a professor for 31 years. He spends much of the rest of his week in his basement researching the relationship between music and the human heart.

After descending the psychedelic-painted stairway into his laboratory, visitors are faced with a collection of drums from around the world, surrounding a network of computers. Wooden African idols spiked with nails rub up against medical anatomical models. Amid a vast inventory of herbs, roots and plant extracts sits an old wooden recliner equipped with four electronic stethoscopes connected to computers displaying intricate electrocardiogram readouts.

In 1967, Mr. Graves was honored in a Down Beat magazine critics poll as the year's bright new talent. He had offers of lucrative gigs from artists like Miles Davis and the South African singer Miriam Makeba.

But after years of hard living as a jazzman, Mr. Graves began studying holistic healing, and then teaching it. He became fascinated with the effect of music on physiological functions.

"People with ailments would attend my performances and tell me they felt better afterward," he said.

Curious about the heartbeat as a primary source of rhythm, he bought an electronic stethoscope and began recording his and other musicians' heartbeats.

"I wanted to see what kind of music my heart was making," he said.

In his basement, he converted the heartbeats to a higher register and dissected them. Behind the basic binary thum-THUMP beat, he heard other rhythms - more spontaneous and complex patterns in less-regular time intervals - akin to a drummer using his four limbs independently.

"A lot of it was like free jazz," Mr. Graves said one day last week in his basement. "There were rhythms I had only heard in Cuban and Nigerian music." He demonstrated by thumping a steady bum-BUM rhythm on a conga with his right hand, while delivering with his left a series of unconnected rhythms on an hourglass-shaped talking drum.

Mr. Graves created computer programs to analyze the heart's rhythms and pitches, which are caused by muscle and valve movement. The pitches correspond to actual notes on the Western musical scale. Raised several octaves, the cardiac sounds became rather melodic.

"When I hooked up to the four chambers of the heart, it sounded like four-part harmony," Mr. Graves said.

He began composing with the sounds - both by transcribing heartbeat melodies and by using recorded fragments. He also realized he could help detect heart problems, maybe even cure them.

"A healthy heart has strong, supple walls, so the sound usually has a nice flow," he said. "You hear it and say, 'Ah, now that's hip.' But an unhealthy heart has stiff and brittle muscles. There's less compliance, and sounds can come out up to three octaves higher than normal.

"You can pinpoint things by the melody. You can hear something and say, 'Ah, sounds like a problem in the right atrium.' "

In 2000, Mr. Graves received a grant from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which he said gave him money to buy essential equipment.

Dr. Baruch Krauss, who teaches pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and is an emergency physician at Boston Children's Hospital, said the medical establishment has only recently begun to appreciate the rhythmic and tonal complexities of the heartbeat and speak about it in terms of syncopation and polyrhythms.

"This is what a Renaissance man looks like today," said Dr. Krauss, who studied acupuncture with Mr. Graves and follows his research. "To see this guy tinkering with stuff in a basement in Queens, you wonder how it could be legitimate. But Milford is right on the cutting edge of this stuff. He brings to it what doctors can't, because he approaches it as a musician."

"The heartbeat is a form of musical rhythm, and if you have a musical ear, you can hear heart problems a lot easier," he said. "Many heart rhythm disturbances are stress-related, and you have cells misfiring. It is possible to redirect or retrain them with musical therapy. They do respond to suggestion. That's the area where his biofeedback could correct those type of problems."

Mr. Graves said he brings unusual strengths to his medical work.

"To hear if a melody sounds right or not, you've got to look at it as an artist, not a doctor," he said. "If you're trying to listen to a musical sound with no musical ability, you're not feeling it, man."

Mr. Graves claims he can help a flawed heartbeat through biofeedback. He creates what he calls a "corrected heartbeat" using an algorhythmic formula, or by old-fashioned composing, and then feeds it back to the patient, whose heart is then trained to adopt the healthy beat. The patient can listen to a recording of the corrected heartbeat, or it can be imparted directly through a speaker that vibrates a needle stuck into acupuncture points.

"If they don't want that," he added, "I can give them a CD."

Last week, Dennis Thomas, 49, visited Mr. Graves in his basement complaining of severe chest congestion. Mr. Thomas said his doctor had diagnosed bronchial asthma and given him medication that had not been effective.

Mr. Graves said the problem might be related to Mr. Thomas's heart and recorded his heartbeat. With the help of a computer program, Mr. Graves tinkered with the rhythm and amplitude and then attempted to stimulate Mr. Thomas's heart by playing the "corrected" beat both through a speaker and through a wire stuck into an acupuncture point in his wrist.

"I gave him a double shot," Mr. Graves explained. After 10 minutes of treatment, Mr. Thomas's heart rate had risen about 10 beats per minute, according to a monitor.

Mr. Thomas, a city bus driver from Jamaica who used to study martial arts with Mr. Graves, said that he felt improvement afterward.

"I started breathing easier and felt more relaxed," he said. In addition to his medical work, Mr. Graves analyzes the heartbeats of his music students, hoping to help them play deeper and more personal music. The idea, he said, is to find their most prevalent rhythms and pitches and incorporate them into their playing.

The composer and saxophonist John Zorn called Mr. Graves "basically a 20th-century shaman."

"He's taken traditional drum technique so far that there's no further place to go, so he's going to the source, his heart," Mr. Zorn said.

"This culture is not equipped to appreciate someone like Milford," he said. "In Korea, he'd be a national treasure. Here, he's just some weird guy who lives in Queens."