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    “When I discovered it was built right over a minor fault,
    I threw my hands in the air. When I asked why they did it,
    they explained they did not want to have too long a
    cooling pipe from the ocean…”

    -Lee Furlong/Scientist/Auditor for IAEA

    1. Is this art?

    2. Are you concerned about the state of our society and the health of our planet? Is too little being done to sustain your confidence? Does our future, and the future of our children, seem threatened?

    3. We are making a movie about how you saved Planet Earth. You are the star. Here is your script. Please feel free to make any changes which you feel will make the story more compelling.

    4. FACT: Religion must allow ecstasy some scope if it is to maintain its vitality and vigor!


    6. We admitted we were powerless over our addictions – that our lives, organizations, and planet had become unmanageable. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to health and sanity. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the loving care of this Power as we understood it. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves, our institutions, our nation-state, and our planet. We admitted to ourselves and other the exact nature of our wrongdoing.

    7. Some artists have assumed the ancient role of the shaman, "the technician of ecstasy," whose job in tribal society is to have visions in a trance state and record these visions in poetry, song and the visual arts for the therapeutic benefit of the community.

    8. As artists, is it possible for us to create changes of perception in the collective global consciousness of such magnitude that as a species and as individuals we will be motivated to enter into large-scale, focused, effective planet-healing activities?

    9. Toxic waste disposal sites are ideal targets for terrorists.

    10. How then shall we live?

    (Photograph by Alex in Kyoto, in the 3-D virtual world of Second Life)
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