Ambling Horses LO30317

Date: 06/27/03

Dear LO,

A background foregrounded...

"Hi Andrew
Thanks for your message and you're right to notice that I'm always looking
for any assistance in order to get the word ''out there''. I'm involved in
such a large and vital global task that I or the UN simply can't do it on
our own - we need everyone to engage. To be honest we are making historic
moves in the right direction and substantial progress is being made but
still too slow for my liking.
I focus on Biodiversity issues (amongst other things) - Biodiversity is
the living world .. not just the survival of animal and plant species but
also habitats, ecosystems, - mountains, drylands, wetlands, oceans and sea
.. the world as a whole .. and it touches us all. It affects everything we
eat, drink, breathe and trade. It provides us with medicines, energy and
raw materials which help our species survive and prosper. We should all
know what this means to the natural world .. we have a huge wealth of
information available already. Once we begin to analyse this data we may
also realise what this means to the peoples of the world, particularly
those in the developing world .. poverty, health, welfare. Basically it
could be seen as a devastating scenario - unless we take notice of the
knowledge already available and have the wisdom to take action. Big
remit. It's changing the way that we do business and live our lives in
balance with nature. The human species are dominating and changing this
balance of nature to suit our own needs - how do you go about changing
that. As I've said we're making progress but there's still much to be
done. Sorry for going on like this but it's a passion not just a career.
How can you help? There are ways and may be we could explore them a little
further. I've had a quick look at your information - not a lot of time
but it would seem that your focus is on Art and Music? Our Centre in
Cambridge is 25 years old next year and we are planning numerous
activities and events throughout 2004 - some include painting competitions
for primary schools and much more. I would welcome more of an insight
into what you do and how you do it - we can see if we have a fit somewhere
if you're up for it? Snip -- if we're to get things done we need to get
our hands dirty not just sit, plan and talk - it's about action. If it
were to please you I guess I could get into the UN speak but people tend
to turn, off so I prefer to communicate in language which is easily
understood and add a bit of urgency in to the process. If you'd like to
see a little more about us try: Annual Report<A
WCMC/ann_rpt/2002/"> WCMC/ann_rpt/2002/</A>
Vision and Mission<A
You'll find the UN phraseology coming through I'm afraid. ...but we're
about to put up a section called --SNIP -- on our website - a pictural
story which may interest you - would appreciate it if you kept it to
yourself for now. --SNIP-- Hope you find this interesting and please keep
in touch Best wishes SNIP

Subj: Re: When the world...
Date: 25/06/2003 09:11:02 GMT Standard Time
From: SNIP <A HREF="mailto:"></A>
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Hi Andrew
Thanks for this great response - what can I say - excellent!
Sorry to ask but who are or who is LO - re open letter? Doesn't really
matter, what does matter is that you're clearly on board with the concept
and understand where this is coming from - and beginning to spread the
word - thanks.
As I said originally, if you're ever in Cambridge please don't hesitate to
give me a call and visit.

>>> <> 06/24/03 04:10pm >>>
Dear ----- ,

Thanks for you passionate response. A breath of fresh air ;-)

This was my 'work' yesterday, I took the pic. in SW France about ten days
ago... (see attached PP Norton Checked)...this, below will be the start of
my contribution for your work with the UN, tomorrow...


Open Letter to LO.

I have a friend, he needs help because he knows already what I just
learned by reading a book while overlooking some 'dreaming spires' ;-) in
Oxford, this morning :

"When the world has the Way, ambling horses are retired to the fields.
When the world lacks the Way, war horses are reared in the suburbs." Lao

- Like any developing embryo, each single life follows its appointed
constellation of chreods (paths) to achieve its intended state and
contribute its place in the cosmos. Rupert Sheldrake speaks of
'behavioural chreods' and 'cultural chreods' - a society thus organized by
such patterns can maintain and self correct itself within its
field....snip ...I have some pictures...(to be continued)...)


Andrew "


At this point a few days ago I sank, drowning into a sea of information
(overload)..and then I was becalmed...I found and then lost a reference to
text, which I needed and that related nicely to a recent PP presented
here...then on Fri, 27 Jun 12:10am a tiny stream opened up...

>Hi Andrew,
>thanks for stopping by and saying hello - you're one of very few in what is
>already an extensive network to stop by and introduce yourself - thanks,
>its been a pleasure to 'meet' you. Can I ask how you found me?
>I read your --SNIP-- with a real sense of --SNIP-- and not a little
--SNIP-- How did you get to meet so many influential thinkers? So many
>powerful and courageous minds? I'm extremely curious to discover how you
>did it. I cannot say what there is between us and yet --SNIP-- I
>felt a strong sense of kinship and affinity. It was exciting and felt
>like I had like rediscovered a long lost friend - thank you.
>I'd love to sit down and with you and share our stories.
>Thanks for contacting me,
>I forgot to mention you might find the work of Pablo Amaringo interesting,
>You can read about him here:

>All the best,

Here is something from that web site, which fascinated me in the
moment....please allow for his lack of more perfect english's not
his native tongue ;-)


"The eye is a great camera of a great efficiency and automatic focus which
transmit impulses to the brain, where the focused object in the retina of
the eye is translated into a stereoscopic vision between the two human
eyes. The eyes are important ways of communication for the brain - these
considerably influence in the emotions and actions, one can be attracted
to a temptation through the eyes which look at the things which are before
the sight and unproperly to induce too long for things that do not belong
to it. Likewise the eyes are the reflection of many emotions; speaking
about it, there are eyes of envy, of soaring, the bright eyes of
seduction, the eyes of iniquity, etc. The eyes of the person who express
very clearly his/her feelings, can reflect compassion or lack of it, there
are also the ones who can wink or blink in order to express disregard or
confabulation, the ones who cannot make or see something good to the
neighbor, we say that closes or concealed his/her eyes including health
and strength of a person or his/her grade of happiness is manifested in
the eyes. One person has the badness of eyes when his/her brain stores
more negatives thoughts than positive ones and through out his/her looking
can transmit influences to an ill or sick person and also to small
children or babes. When a person looks with the eyes of the heart and of
the understanding he can reach to see the physical and spiritual things of
a good manner and excellence. So the physical and the spiritual eyes are
gifts of the supreme spirit. It is impossible to understand the spiritual
science if we do not have the gift of the spiritual. In another way the
spiritual beings conceal their wisdom to the stubborn and rebellious ones
and who do not want to learn to think and make things in a right way.
These can have the literal eyes and they can not see the spiritual things
which are more beneficial for the physical and spiritual life. In this,
the founder of the Christianity did not make a mistake on emphasizing when
he said: You will have eyes and you will not see; ears and you will not
understand. So, as there are eyes of the badness and so, there are eyes of
goodness when a person sees with the eyes of the understandings of the
kind ones - of the mercy, of the knowledge ones, and so forth, the person
does not only look at but can see. The plant of the ayahuasca gives us the
vision that is needed to see not only things of the past , but also future
things. We need to look at with the eyes of the mind and of the heart to
give some alleviation the humankind that goes to the drift."

Pablo C. Amaringo

Pablo Amaringo, the seventh of thirteen children, was born in 1943 in
Puerto Libertad, a small settlement near the town of Tamanco in Peru. His
parents were small farmers. While Quechua was the mother tongue of his
parents, they raised their children to speak Spanish. Many of Pablo's
ancestors were healers and shamans. Pablo had completed only two years of
schooling when his father abandoned the family. They lost their farm and
moved to Pucallpa. After two more years of school, Pablo was forced to
work to help support his family. At 15, he worked on the docks in
Pucallpa. After falling critically ill, and with his family in extreme
poverty, he began to draw. He found that he could create bank notes using
brushes and Chinese ink. Arrested for counterfeiting, he escaped from jail
and fled to Brazil, where he worked for almost two years. He returned to
the Peruvian jungle, where he was cured of his heart trouble by a
ayahuasquero, or vegetalist shaman. Arrested again for his past crime, he
spent several months in jail and was released in 1969. Soon after, Pablo
was taught the mysteries of healing by a forest woman who appeared to him
in dreams. He practised vegetalismo from 1970 to 1976, travelling
throughout the Peruvian Amazon. Plunging deeper and deeper into the power
of Ayahuasca, or yajé, a herbal concoction widely used in a shamanic
context among the Indian and mestizo population of the upper Amazon, he
became tortured by the spirit world. After fighting, and being injured by
sorcerers and spirits, he decided to abandon shamanic practices and
forsake Ayahuasca. He began to paint, interpreting the other worlds of his
experience in his art, and working for preservation of Amazonian
environment and culture.

In 1988, Pablo founded the Usko-Ayar school, where he teaches his students
to visualize internally what they are going to paint, in the same way that
he does himself. "The school's purpose is well defined: it is a tool for
the conservation of the Amazonian environment and culture. By observing
and depicting nature, people - especially young children - become more
aware of its beauty and richness, and they learn to respect it. In
addition, the students hope that their paintings will inspire other people
to share similar attitudes of appreciation and reverence."* Pablo feels
that he has a mission, which is to show through his own paintings glimpses
of other dimensions. Language, he says, is an imperfect means of
communication. The spirits do not talk, but express themselves through

close citations from web site.

Well, the small sea of information in which my memory was sunk was Edward
Goldsmith's opus, ''The Way, an ecological world view'' I found it in
Toby's antiquarian bookshop just before leaving for France and
'retreat'...I took it with me. So much in that book felt familiar from
previous learning...can't think why ;-) Then, this evening I re-discovered
the passage that had so taken my eye. Here it is...I know I have quoted a
lot here, but Goldsmith himself quotes in order to say what he need to, so
forgive me the trespass in the good cause it represents...

Consider the following from george Perkins Marsh, a nineteenth century
diplomat and one of the most important precursors of today's ecology
movement, " The aquatic larvae of some insect constitute, at certain
seasons, a large part of the food of the fresh water fish, while other
larvae, in their turn prey on the spawn and even the young of their
persecutors. The larvae of the mosquito and the gnat are the favourite
food of the trout in the wooded regions where those insects abound.
Earlier in the year, the trout feeeeds on the larvae of the Mayfly, which
is itself very destructive of the spawn of salmon, and hence by by a sort
of house-that-jack-built, the destruction of the mosquito that feeds the
trout, that preys on the Mayfly, that destroys the eggs, that hatches the
salmon that pampers the epicure, may occasion a scarcity of this latter
fish in waters where he would otherwise be abundant. Thus all nature is
linked together by invisible bonds, and evey organic creature however low,
however feeble, however dependent, is necessary to the well being of some
other among the myriad forms of life with which the Creator haqs peopled
the earth."

On his deathbed so Goldsmith has it, Louis Pasteur said, " The microbe is
nothing. The terrain is everything."

I know that some of you are living at the fringes, the edges, physically,
emotionally, spiritually, learningfully...wondering, thinking,
speculating, envisioning...

"When the world has the Way, ambling horses are retired to the fields.
When the world lacks the Way, war horses are reared in the suburbs." Lao

Only ten picture of over sixty I took came out from my old Pentax in my
retreat, my paradise...;-) one was that Dragonfly (Mayfly cousin?) and
another was the old horses in the field at the top of the lane, and in it
the girls are stroking them...Mmmmm ;-)

I painted a picture* or two when I got made no sense at
I treasured that one ;-)

"Wholes and parts cannot exist by themselves either at a biological or
social level. What we find are intermediary structures on a series of
levels in ascending order of complexity, each of which has two faces
looking in opposite directions; the face turned towards the lower levels
is that of an autonomous whole, the one turned upward that of a dependent
part." Koestler

(*Think ''Cumulus Nimbus Grounded''...then turned on its axis 90
degrees;-) I wonder if it is just a conceit of man that he thinks only he
can face inward, upon himself reflectingly. That, for what it is worth, is
the subject/object becoming/being of that painting.

There is one final thing that perhaps At, you can help us and my friend
with...something Jesus said that I have lost the reference point
for...that "-the inside of the cup and the outside of the cup are to be
treated (as) the same."


Angel Meadow
"It is time that man awakens from his millennial dreams, to face the
reality of his isolation and of his solitude. He must realize that, like
the gypsy, he lives on the margins of the cosmos - cosmos that is deaf to
his music and indifferent to his aspirations, as it is to his sufferings
and his crimes." Jaques Monod


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