"Not nature but the 'genius of mankind' has knotted
the hangman's noose
with which it can execute itself at any moment" Carl Jung
1952 (Matter of Heart TV).
At sunrise one will see a great fire.
Noise and light extending towards the north.
Within the Earth death and cries are heard.
Death awaiting them through weapons, fire and famine.
Nostradamus C 2 Q 91 (Hogue 209).
The way of nature is the cosmic path, infinitely older than
the religious paths, which, by comparison, stand as a fresh dew
on the valley of time. The path of nature is as old as time itself.
It was here in the creation of the universe and in the symmetry-breaking
of the physical forces. It is no human myth or fantasy. It is
woven with the warp and weft of biology and quantum mechanics.
In it is encapsulated the paradox of conscious existence in a
Jun 98 Around 170 kg of weapons-grade plutonium, sufficient to make 10 Hiroshima bombs disappeared from a waste shaft at Dounreay, Scotland during 1965-8. Authorities denied the material had left the site (New Scientist).
Elimination Call - Jan 98: Over 100 past and present heads of state and leaders from round the world, including expresidents Jimmy Carter and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a statement calling the elimination of nuclear weapons 'a moral imperative'.
Feb 7 98 Clinton activates nuclear strike capability at Iraq. Yeltsin says it could spark a world war: A London-based correspondent and Newsday reported this week that the Clinton administration had changed nuclear policy to permit for the first time targeting Iraq with nuclear warheads. Quoting White House and Pentagon official, the report said a top secret directive signed by Mr. Clinton in November was part of a contingency plan to use atomic bombs on Iraqi weapon sites if Baghdad began a major biological attack on Israel or other neighbouring countries. Boris Yeltsin hearing of the idea said "With his actions in Iraq, [Clinton] can lead to a world war". It is outrageous to use the threat of nuclear strike for tactical warfare. It sets a standard of nuclear terrorism. The US is the only country yet to launch a nuclear weapon in war and also the only country to do this.
When Treaties Fail: Should the US use tactical nuclear weapons to stop weapons of mass destruction?
By comparison with the minor apocalypse of Jerusalem in the
time of Jesus, the 20th century stands apocalyptic in the entire
history of earth, as the century in which we gained the power
to annihilate ourselves and three thousand million years of evolution.
Although the threat of nuclear
Armageddon is receding, there were several times during the
cold war when the world came close to a red alert. To put ourselves
in a situation where we could anihilate globally over an accidental
first-strike shows no understanding at all. There is one and only
one conceivable use for such power and that is protecting earth
from an incoming comet or asteroid.
The first Atomic Bomb test the "Trinity"
explosion, July 1945
The nearest town to the site was Truth or Consequences.
Revelation 8:11 "And the name of the star is called Wormwood:
and the third part of the waters became wormwood;
and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter."
The real test of Truth or Consequences is to achieve
Sakina now - no more
Wormwood - enough!
We do not need a nuclear winter either by accident or design.
Document says: An immediate agreement for complete nuclear,
biological and chemical world disarmament, with all cost savings
to go to direct aid to the disadvantaged, so that inequity does
not give rise to international tension. No nuclear missiles except
as a very small international defence against asteroid or comet
"The Trinity Test, the first test of a nuclear
bomb went off as planned on July 16 1945, leaving lifelong indelible
memories. None as vivid for me as that brief flash of heat on
my face, sharp as noon-day for a watcher 10 miles away in the
cold desert pre-dawn, while our own false sun rose on the earth
and set again" Philip Morrison Sci Am Aug 95
In many a dark hour I've been thinking about this
That Jesus Christ was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you, you'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot had God on his side
So now as I'm leaving, I'm weary as hell
The confusion I'm feeling, ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head and fall to the floor
If God's on our side, He'll stop the next war
Countdown to the Mahdi A historical account of Iran's involvement with anticipating the Mahdi and the relationship with its nuclear and geo-political ambitions as expressed in the statements of its current president and the reactions of others in the world including Israel.
Veterans Exposed Christmas
Island Blues: Christmas Island has become a horror story
for 500 New Zealand seamen who were intentionally exposed to
direct radiation from nuclear tests in 1957 and watched the bones
in their hands light up as if by X-rays as they covered their
faces. Of these, 75% have died of cancer or leukemia, 1/10 were
sterile, half of them lost children to misscarriages or early
"Controversy still exists on the reasons for destroying
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
with atomic bombs that killed more
than 100,000 people and wounded a like number. ... Those who opposed
dropping the bombs, among whom were many of the scientists involved
in developing them, argued in retrospect that U.S. use of the
atomic bomb may have been the first act of the cold war. The USSR
acquired them in 1949." (Grollier Encyclopedia) Thousands
of nuclear weapons have been produced totalling up to 40 times
planetary overkill. There have been at least three near holocausts,
the Cuban missile crisis, first strike alerts during the Star
Wars period, and potential computer malfunction during the time
the Pershing2 missiles were installed at very short range. Turning
the entire planet into a suicide bomb is a patriarchial violation
of the Tao. We are still cluttered with nuclear warheads in store
- nuclear disarmament is still only a myth.
One Point Safe (Cockburn)
In a recently published book Andrew and Leslie Cockburn jointly
document the increasing risk of nuclear disaster posed both by
nuclear terrorism and by continuing hair-trigger nuclear alert
protocols. Surprisingly, despite the end of the Cold War, the
remaining nuclear arsenals which still constitute some 15 times
overkill are still programmed to hair-trigger massive retaliation
for a supposed first-strike. The risk of accidental catastrophe
In addition large new risks have arisen from lax security at
nuclear installations in Russia where under-paid workers and failing
equipment cannot prevent significant acts of nuclear theft. During
the Chechenya crisis serious threats were made of nuclear blackmail.
The hundred missing nuclear suitcase bombs pointed to by Alexander
Lebed are still to be located by a special commission of inquiry
in Russia, after an initial unsuccessful attempt to deny Lebed's
The Sedan Test Nevada 1962 made a 1,200 ft wide
crater displacing 12 million tons of earth.
China delayed ratifying the nuclear test ban treaty in 1996 partly
because of a desire to use nuclear explosions
for projects like diverting the Bramaputra river of Tibet to the
Gobi Desert.At the Chinese Academy
of Engineering Physics, Beijing Dec 95 "we certainly can
accomplish this project" Sceintic American June 96.
Mar 98 Nuclear Warheads down
by half but 36,000 still remain
"Four out of five nuclear storage sites worldwide have
been closed since the end of Cold War and the number of bombs
has shrunk by nearly half, according to a study published in March
1998. The survey by the Natural Resources Defence Council in Washington
estimated the five declared nuclear powers deployed about 36,000
nuclear weapons at the end of 1997 down from nearly 70,000 in
the mid 1980s. The warheads housed at an estimated 142 spots in
11 countries " a five-fold decrease" in the number of
storage sites in less than a decade, according to the council,
which is considered to be authoritative on nuclear-related issues.
The number of warheads and deployment sites was due to go on shrinking
as older nuclear weapons continue to be retired and the United
States and Russia pare their arsenals under Strategic Arms Reduction
(Start) treaties. "If one key to disarmament is verification
and physical control, the trends in nuclear deployments ... provide
hope that forces, weapons and materials can be constrained and
controlled," especially if transparency increases, it said.
Willian Arkin, a nuclear weapons expert who is one of the three
co-authors of the study, estimated that the five nuclear powers
maintained as many as 1200 nuclear storage sites when US-Soviet
tensions peaked in the mid-1980s. "By 1990 that number had
declined to 600 and today it's down" to an estimated 142,
he said." (NZ Herald)
Nuclear Warheads held by Nuclear Powers 1998
"No longer housing nuclear weapons on their soil today
are South Korea and the US Pacific territory of Guam as well as
former Warsaw Pact military alliance members Bulgaria, Hungary,
Poland and what were East Germany and Czechoslovalda. Fourteen
former Soviet republics also are no longer deployment sites: Armenia,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Khirgia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
About 14,000 of the almost 36,000 existing warheads await dismantlement
or are in the process of being retired, according to the 93 page
study, Taking Stock: World-wide Nuclear Deployments 1998. Of the
12,070 warheads that make up the US arsenal, about 1350 are scheduled
for destruction over the next three years. The Russian stockpile
was estimated at 22,500, only 10,240 of which were thought to
be operational. The study cited great uncertainty about China's
nuclear arsenal, including the size of the nuclear bomber force
and the number of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The study's
co-authors Robert Norris, Joshua Handler and Arkin said their
estimate of 400 Chinese nuclear weapons at 20 or so storage sites
was based partly on the number of 'dedicated missiles and bomber
delivery systems.' The number of US nuclear weapons in Europe
has shrunk dramatically from more than 6000 in the early 1980s
to some 150 at 10 air bases in seven countries Belgium, Germany,
Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey and Britain. The United States
is the only country with weapons outside its borders. Norris said
by telephone that Israel, Pakistan and India were undeclared nuclear
states. He said India and Pakistan had components that could be
assembled quickly to produce perhaps a dozen or more bombs each
whereas Israel had 'what I believe to be ready to use arsenal
of perhaps 100 nuclear weapons'." (Realized since)
Israel has since confessed to having
200 weapons. Perez the father of the program confessed this in
Amman in 1998. This is called the Samson option for the way in
which Israel would pull the pillars down on the whole Middle East
through using its nuclear option. This would be a far greater
act of suicide than Massada and thus far more foolish.
The Agape of Armageddon and The Sunken Sophia
of the Rainbow Warrior,
named after a Native American myth which says that when the world
the rainbow warriors will return to ensure its regeneration (Greenpeace).
There is a parallel Buddhist myth of the Shambhala
Testing Toll (Tim Beardsley Scientific American)
In the 50 years since Little Boy and Fat Man destroyed Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, 2,034 tests of nuclear bombs have been conducted
worldwide, according to Robert S. Norris and William M. Arkin
of the Natural Resources Defense Council. China - which exploded
four devices between 1993 and April of 1998 - is still testing,
and France has announced plans to restart. Of the world total,
511 were atmospheric tests. (The most recent of these was conducted
by China in 1980.) Together these uncontained explosions were
the equivalent of detonating 438 million tons of TNT. When combined
with standard risk factors, assessments by the United Nations
suggest that fallout from such testing could lead to 1.2 million
fatal cancers, notes Arjun Makhijani of the Institute for Energy
and Environmental Research. Only about 15 percent of the dose
has been delivered; the rest will accrue over coming millennia.
The actual number of cancers induced might be much smaller, because
very low doses of radiation may be less harmful than risk assessments
now assume. But some researchers believe the total could be larger.
The toll will probably never be known, because cancers caused
by fallout cannot be distinguished from others. It is clear that
some populations are at particular risk.
For some 300,000 U.S. military personnel and civilians in high-fallout
zones, atmospheric testing resulted in doses around 10 times higher
than the global average caused by fallout, according to estimates
by the Defense Nuclear Agency and Lynn R. Anspaugh of Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory and Bruce W. Church of the Department
of Energy. Only about 50 U.S. citizens received doses above 0.1
Sievert, which is enough to give a 0.5 per cent chance of developing
lethal cancer. But 253 Marshall islanders received higher doses
after test shot Bravo was fired at Bikini atoll in the Pacific
in 1954: 86 were exposed to more than one Sievert; many suffered
burns. Things were even worse in the Altai region of Russia, notes
Charles S. Shapiro of San Francisco State University. In one district
down wind of the Semipalatinsk test site, 16,000 civilians received
more than 0.8 Sievert-much of it from a single test in 1949.
We are familiar with the 5000 Kurds killed by Saddam Hussein
in an 'experimental' nerve gas attack and the Sarin attack in
the Tokyo subway, however biological weapons have immense potential
for harm because they are active living agents which can continue
to spread. Any disease from ebola through botulism toxin and anthrax
and plague to highly infectious mutant viral strains can be conceived
and used as biological weapons:
Mar 98 The inside details on the Russian bioweapons program and
the risk it poses to the world through dissemination. Includes
details of Bioweapons programs in countries from Israel to Iraq.
The use of genetic engineering to invent bio-mega-weapons.
Radioactivity or Chemical weapons? Sanctions may remain
on Iraq because of the discovery of VX nerve gas in missile tips.
The allied governments also used shells with depleted uranium.
Cancer cases soared as much as six-fold in parts of Southern
Iraq after the war, where the shells were fired.
Genetic Abnormalities in Vietnamese Children
One of the most damaging chemical warfare agents known to warfare
has been Agent Orange used by the US to massively defoliate Vietnam
during the war. Not only did this cause massive defoliation,
but an epidemic of liver cancer and lingering consequences in
terms of health debility and particularly foetal abnormalities,
including spina bifida. Although these effects, like those of
the nerve gas antidotes of the gulf war have been subject to
repeated cover-ups there has finally been a payout in the US
and studies recently released in Australia confirm a significant
effect on foetal abnormalities in their servicemen.
We now face an era in which the genetic and ecosystemic diversity of the planet is threatened
with a great extinction, which could take a hundred million
years to recover substitute compensation, not the mere two thousand
since the crucifixion. This process is being driven mindlessly
by its own intertia, in default of any coherent vision of the
future. The effects of technological change, economic imperative,
in the penetration of, impact upon and destruction
of our great tropical forests and almost every type of ecosystem,
the depletion of non-renewable mineral resources which have taken
up to 300 million years to accumulate in one or two generations,
catastrophic climatic change,
wholesale removal of major forest ecosystems, and genetic manipulation,
reduction of the biodiversity of cultivated plants, patenting
and ownership, could reduce the biosphere and particularly our
own food plants, to a fragile mechanism, which could be wasted
by a single act of chaos, and ourselves into monsters of our own
Past and predicted species extinctions.
Although each of us can react individually as rational beings
to this situation, the global process is irrational and driven
by economic and political expediency. We have the analytic knowledge
of the nature and consequences of the situation, but have no understanding
about what we are trying to do here on earth or what the purpose
of human society is. No culture which rapes the earth for the
current generation without regard for the welfare of future generations
is likely to survive. This total lack of foresight is indicative
of a failure of human wisdom to balance the analytical knowledge
and physical powers we have discovered. It can be corrected only
by a major emotional and spiritual re-alignment of the human population
into a caring and nurturing relationship with the biosphere as
our primary aim and purpose. Only this will bring about the political
will and economic realities which will further a restoration of
the sustainable paradigm of life and thus a secure and hopeful
future for us all.
Although the spiritual quest also seeks answers to life after
death and the illumination of the cosmic mind, it is in fertility
that the true raw energy of spirituality reaches it's zenith.
It is through fertility that each of us has come into being in
an unbroken line from the first life on earth, some 3,000 million
years ago, to wonder at existence and ponder our fate. It is in
fertility that both our offspring and the environment in which
we live will continue into the unfolding future. Although sex
has introduced the burden of the death of the individual organism
into evolution, because our genes are forever fragmented in altruistic
intermingling in our offspring, we are collectively immortal,
provided we act to protect the fountain of evolving life.
Two aspects of understanding go hand-in-hand. As body is to
mind, so the scepticism of scientific theory and method, is to
the unified motivation and love of all humanity for the continued
existence of our offspring and for all things living and evolving
- the ultimate Tao. The success of
a soft-landing next century depends on conquering the self-directed
motives of economic gain of the individual or individual societies.
It also requires the knowledge that we stand in the cosmos, responsible
for our actions, aware of our own free-will and the fate we perceive
on the horizon. Achieving meaning will only come through a love
and caring for the future of the immortal biosphere which transcends
analytic logic, as a core expression of our free intent to participate
in creating an unfolding world of life, rather than a mere technological
and industrial mechanism.
If we lose half or more of the living species during the next
century, both men and women will be weeping and not only for Tammuz for another
100 million years to come, for we will not only lose those creatures
we know, but their future potential to create new and unforeseen
wonders in the years to come. Our life story will never pass the
same way again.
Chaos is the mother of order. It is through chaos that new
form is created. We need the primal chaos of Eve to preserve the
cosmic order. We need the closeness of Gaea, the ancient earth
mother, to the continuity of life, to preserve the natural order.
It is time to celebrate the seasons, to plant the sacred groves,
and to restore the Huluppu
tree to its place. Eve was right, sex is the physical embodiment
of love in evolution!
There are two aspects to gender, sexual complementarity and
nurturing. We exist because and only because the biosphere has
a nurturing relationship with us. If we undermine the depth and
complexity of this nurturing relationship, so will we be weakened,
now and in aeons to come. The capacity to be subjectively aware
carries with it the existence of the cosmic mind. The universal
nature of the cosmic mind means that it is capable of interacting
in terms of gender in its interaction with human experience and
in synchronicity. This means that there is a potentiality out
there for us to enter a creative merging with the cosmic mind.
We don't do this because we naively believe in Eve. We do it because
it is our intent to empower the unfolding of immortality, and
because we realize that to relate to the biosphere through loving
her as a dear mother is the true natural expression of the cosmic
mind as embodied in the biosphere of planet earth, and all its
sentient creatures. We love Eve because by loving her we all enter
the immortal gateway of becoming. It is a spiritual reality manifest
in a physical reality.
It is now time to acknowledge the wisdom of Leucothea the Sophia
of the subconscious mind, to say Shalom Salome and return to Eve,
in joint partnership, to unfold the gift of life we all share
as evolving sentient creatures of the garden of earth. We will
then unlock the keys to immortality, through the diverse genetic
endowments of the biosphere, harvested during the thousands of
millions of years since earth began, and through ages to come,
in the enchanted loom of mutational and sexual evolution. By this
act, we can each participate through the paradox of conscious
free-will in unfolding the future golden age of the awakening,
the Great Becoming we all know at the moment of death is the reason
we came into this incarnated existence.
By doing so, we will literally explode the millennia into mere
days in our immortal history. We can celebrate each apocalypse
with a reckoning as to how we have done over the last ten centuries.
Human culture has indeed achieved a great deal. The scientific
age has seen the most extraordinary development of analytic knowledge
to form the most stunningly imaginative and complex model of reality
ever known, although ironically it lacks any basis to describe
subjective experience. We now need a similar quantum leap of wisdom.
Although wisdom is described as feminine, this does not mean
that women have an exclusive or even pivotal monopoly on it. Expressions
of gender in human society are complex and multi-dimensional.
They are shared in varied ways by individuals without regard to
their gender. Wisdom is an intuitive caring foresight which complements
analytic knowledge, and gives true expression to our creative
intentionality. In a society with wisdom, human activity is freely
and spontaneously ecosystemic. By releasing Sophia we release
the soul of psychic intuition. To achieve wisdom may involve major
changes to the patriarchial hierarchy however, so that the rule
of order is ever complemented by the chaotic psyche of intuition.
The rule of order is intrinsically liable to catastrophic collapse
- the Armageddon of imposed order. The chaotic intuitive element
provides the evolutionary and ecosystemic character necessary
for a survival society. It also provides an understanding of the
meaning and purpose of life in the conscious unfolding of our
New Zealand has led the world in being a country
which has adopted a national anti-nuclear stance. The Bogor cartoon
shows the paradox of anti-nuclear politics and biodiversity devastation
through monoclonal plantation logging. The woman's face was controversial,
but shows the 'feminine face' as having the world in her eye and
peace on her lips.
Concerned Scientists The Union of Concerned Scientists is
a nonprofit organization sponsored by donations from some 100,000
individuals, including many thousands of scientists. UCS produces
both printed and video educational materials on a variety of
issues, including global warming, nuclear power, and renewable
energy. They have been at the forefront of the movement to increase
public awareness of the dangers of nuclear power and to promote
safe, renewable energy alternatives.
Physicians for Social
Responsibility Understanding that nuclear war continues to
be the most acute threat to human life and the global biosphere,
PSR reaffirms its commitment of over thirty years to the elimination
of nuclear weapons and the reversal of the arms race and the
national budgetary priorities which fuel that race, sacrificing
our nation's health, social and economic needs.
Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms IALANA's main
objectives have remained basically the same since its foundation:
the development and strengthening of the international legal
order with a view to delegitimizing the use and threat of use
of nuclear weapons. Since its foundation in 1988, IALANA's scope
of action has gradually widened and it now includes efforts to
control the international, conventional arms trade and to introduce
novel concepts of security based on non-offensive defence and
confidence building. E-mail: [email protected]
Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy (US) E-mail: [email protected]