Energy – Food: Mass starvation: agenda for ending famine

"The first agenda item for ending famines is

understanding them. The decline in famines is strongly

associated with the rise of democratic freedoms and a

beneficent multilateral world order. Sen’s thesis that the

growth of democratic freedoms has driven the reduction in

famines can work in reverse: in a world of resurgent authoritarianism,

exclusion and xenophobia, we need to be more worried about famine.

Criminal actions of various kinds are an integral part in the creation of

mass starvation."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Look up the stars – A-Field: progressive evolution

"Our consciousness is not a permanent fixture. Different levels of human consciousness, with progressive evolution from the lowest to the highest, were envisaged by almost all the great spiritual traditions. Consciousness evolution is from the ego-bound to the transpersonal form. It could produce more empathy among people, and greater sensitivity to animals, plants, and the entire biosphere. It could create subtle contact with other parts of the cosmos. A society hallmarked by transpersonal consciousness is not likely to be materialistic and self-centered."

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Look up the stars – A-field: individual holograms

"All we experience in our lifetime - all our perceptions, feelings, and thought processes – have cerebral functions associated with them. These functions have waveform equivalents since our brain, like other things in space and time, creates information-carrying vortices - it "makes waves." The waves propagate in the vacuum and interfere with the waves created by the bodies and brains of other people, giving rise to complex holograms. Generations after generations of humans have left their holographic traces in the A-field. These individual holograms integrate in a superhologram, which is the encompassing hologram of a tribe, community, or culture. The collective holograms interface and integrate in turn with the super-superhologram of all people. This is the collective information pool of humankind, and we can read this information." 

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food: Mass starvation: the price of food

"One of the features of famine is that the price of food rises. Ever since there have been food markets, high

food prices have caused protests, and they have been

implicated in numerous riots and upheavals. And, in so far

as political upheavals can in turn lead to conflict and repression,

they increase the risks of famine in a vicious feedback loop.

But the cause of famine is not a shortfall in global food production

with respect to the world’s human population. What this means is that

the food industry should not use fear of global food crisis or famine as a

justification for its production methods and its business models.

Further improvements in agricultural and food technologies are welcome and may

make a modest improvement to protection from famines in so far as they contribute

to lower poverty and better food systems."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Trip – The book

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

“I don’t much care where-“ said Alice.

“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

“- so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.

“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

Lewis Carrol - Alice in the Wonderland, 1865

1858: Alice Liddell (1852 - 1934), the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's fictional character Alice in 'Alice in Wonderland'. She is posing as 'The Beggar-Maid.' (Photo by Lewis Carroll/Getty Images)

Music therapy – Symphony No.9

Playing Beethoven

Ode To Joy by Friedrich Schiller

Joy, beautiful spark of Divinity [or: of gods],
Daughter of Elysium,
We enter, drunk with fire,
Heavenly one, thy sanctuary!
Thy magic binds again
What custom strictly divided;
All people become brothers,
Where thy gentle wing abides.

Whoever has succeeded in the great attempt,
To be a friend's friend,
Whoever has won a lovely wife,
Add his to the jubilation!
Yes, and also, whoever has just one soul
To call his own in this world!
And he who never managed it should slink 
Weeping from this union!

All creatures drink of joy
At nature's breasts.
All the Just, all the Evil
Follow her trail of roses.
Kisses she gave us and grapevines,
A friend, proven in death.
Lust was given to the worm 
And the cherub stands before God.

Gladly, as His suns fly
through the heavens' grand plan 
Journey, brothers, on your way,
Joyful, like a hero to victory.

Be embraced, Millions!
This kiss to all the world!
Brothers, above the starry canopy
There must dwell a loving Father.
Are you collapsing, millions?
Do you sense the creator, world?
Seek him above the starry canopy!
Above stars must He dwell.

Look up the stars – A-Field: a new concept of the universe

"Beyond the puzzle-filled world of the mainstream sciences, a new concept of the universe is emerging. The established concept is transcended; in its place comes a new/old concept: the informed universe, rooted in the rediscovery of ancient tradition's Akashic Field as the vacuum-based holofield. In this concept, the universe is a highly integrated, coherent system, much like a living organism. Its crucial feature is information that is generated, conserved, and conveyed by and among all its parts. This feature is entirely fundamental. It transforms a universe that is blindly groping its way from one phase of its evolution to the next into a strongly interconnected system that builds on the information it has already generated." 

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food Mass starvation: the global food crisis

"The global food crisis had numerous causes,

including the diversion of agricultural land to biofuels

production, rising prices of fertilizer and oil (energy prices

are a significant supply cost in mechanized cereal production

as well as transport), production falls in some countries,

low food stocks and speculation in the food market.

The volatility of global markets can, through a series of unfortunate

events, suddenly push scores of millions of people into poverty and

raise the risk of famine."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Look up the stars – A-Field: it is everywhere

"The resulting “integral theory of everything” takes information as a fundamental factor in the world. It recognizes that ours is not just a matter – and energy – based universe, but rather an information-based “informed universe.” The A-field is a kind of active memory field encompassing space (it is everywhere) and time (it endures)."

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food: Mass starvation: protocols for a specific prohibition on starvation

"The Geneva Convention in 1977 adopted two protocols for a specific prohibition on starvation.

The ban on starvation on the civilian population

contained in Article 54 of the First Additional Protocol

begins as follows:

1 Starvation of civilians as a method of warfare is prohibited.

2 It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render

useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population

such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops,

livestock, drinking water installations and supplies and irrigation works,

for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population

or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians,

to cause them to move away or for any other motive.

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Look up the stars 11 – A-field: another fundamental field of the universe

The A-field takes its place among the fundamental fields of the universe, joining science's G-field (the gravitational field), EM-field (the electromagnetic field), and the various nuclear and quantum fields, which cannot be seen heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. This field is not an imaginary phantasm for it produces an effect and its effect can be perceived. The A-field conveys information, and this information, subtle as it is, has a notable effect: it makes for correlation and creates coherence.

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Energy – Food: Mass starvation: considerations of future are put aside

"Extreme hunger displaces all other emotion or thought.

Human beings become focused more and more exclusively

on food and on doing anything necessary to obtain food:

the reduction of human beings to simply biological beings.

Anything other than food, than translating resources into energy

to keep the body alive, is put aside.

Considerations of future are put aside.

The value of food is solely its energy content."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

One of the most beautiful things a city has is its street art. I love taking pictures of the enormous graffiti I discover while wandering around. To this day, this is my favourite for many reasons. First, it reminds me of how important children are in every society and how vulnerable they are.

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Look up the stars – A-Field: the quantum vacuum

"The quantum vacuum generates the holographic field that is the memory of the universe. The information field that links quanta and galaxies in the physical universe and cells and organisms in the biosphere also links the brains and minds of humans in the sociosphere. This A-field creates the human information pool that Carl Jung called the collective unconscious and Teilhard de Chardin the noosphere."

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

Mental health is a highly sensitive world health issue, particularly schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder affecting 20-21 million people worldwide (Fact sheet on schizophrenia, 2019). The voices in my head (Longden, 2013) shows three main points about schizophrenia:

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Energy – Food: Mass starvation: hunger can be inflicted

"It takes about two months for a healthy adult to die of outright or frank starvation.

Deaths from starvation typically have a complex etiology

with different causes, including malnutrition, infection and

exhaustion, combined to kill individuals. Starvation can be

the outcome of seeking to degrade or humiliate a person or persons

with the aim of demonstrating mastery or forcing them to do something

such as abandon their homes. Hunger can be inflicted on people as punishment

because of their identity or because they have refused to surrender.

What forced starvation and genocide have in common is that those in authority 

just didn’t care whether those in their care lived or died. Both are primarily

political projects that consider (some) human lives expendable or worthless."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Islander – Citizen: biography

Clara Boj, Diego Diaz - Machine Biography 2019-2022

"What would my life be like in the year 2050?

Clara Boj and Diego Diaz have generated a prediction about their own future biography by training an artificial intelligence with the collection of all their digital activity (locations, conversations, photographs, videos, etc.) during 2017. For this purpose, they hacked their mobile phones with spyware that captured more than 48 million records. This data was used to train different deep neural networks (RNN, CNN, GAN and others) which, based on this information, formulated a hypothesis about what their life would be like in 2050. The result, contained in the 365 books of Machine Biography (one book per day of the year), proposes a fictitious biography of the future created by artificial intelligence. If therefore questions the predictive capacity of algorithms and the actual veracity of the information while exploring its creative potential."

Look up the stars – A-Field 00

“The networks of connection that make for a coherently evolving cosmos, for the entanglement of quanta, for the instant connection between organisms and environments and between the consciousnesses of different and even far removed human beings, have one and the same explanation. There is not only matter and energy in the universe, but also a more subtle yet real element: information in the form of active and effective "in-formation." Information of this kind connects all things in and through space and time: interactions in the domains of nature as well as of mind are mediated by a fundamental information field at the heart of the universe.” 

Ervin Laszlo - Science and the Akashic Field - An integral theory of everything

During my first visit to the city, a drug user entered the place where I was drinking my coffee. His jeans were on his knees – too big for his skinny body, no belt, no underwear – He took a cup from the trash and filled it with the free milk and more than ten sugar bags.

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Energy 22 – Food: Mass starvation 00

"Famine is a crisis of mass hunger that causes

many people to die over a specific period of time.

Achieving a standard definition of famine, let alone

an operational categorization of different kinds and

severities of food crisis, is extraordinarily complicated.

The necessary elements of famine are hunger, crisis and increased mortality.

It involves hunger and starvation, disruption and disease, and social breakdown.

Famine is a social, economic and political phenomenon as well as a nutritional one.

Famines can occur without a food shortage or without mass outright starvation unto death."

Alex de Waal – Mass starvation – The history and future of famine

Trip – The kite

Desde la incoherencia, impermanencia e imprudencia,
animalidad insensata y ciencia ficción

Desde lo dramático y lo absurdo,
era de aire y anhelos de paz

Desde las lejanías plutonianas y las profundidades marinas,
campos cuánticos y relojes de arena

Desde la irracionalidad, inestabilidad e inseguridad,
desde aquí hasta ti

Last year, I went to my first company Christmas dinner. I was sitting in front of the best caregiver, not because of her certificates and diplomas, nor for her awards. The recognition came from the other company members: she was the best. She works many hours and days with a lady with severe dementia, and they both enjoy every moment. I wanted to know how she made it. What was the magic recipe, so I asked. "Love & Respect," she said. "No more, no less."

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Energy – Yoga: Dear body

Yoga teacher says: "Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Nothing to think. Breathe. You are stronger than you think."

Dear body, 

I have been working you out all my life. As a child, we did ballet, rhythm gymnastics, volleyball, and all types of team sports. It was the core of our playground

We got absolutely hypnotized by Michael Jordan during our teens, so we consecrated several years to basketball. Despite affecting scholarly marks, it also saved us from drugs. It cost a few wrist and ankle sprains too. 

We used to bike until the day we fell and needed stitches. Then, more than a decade later, a special one brought the love of riding back again, and now it is our means of transport. 

We continued roller skating until the day we went down a road, and our leg's skin was so abrased that we couldn't wear long pants for a couple of weeks. 

We enjoyed playing Sunday's softball matches for a couple of years, but a kick swept us, breaking several of our knee ligaments. Chi kung and swimming provided a miraculous recovery.

We discovered the ectasis of body and mind communion when practicing rock climbing, but it also brought a few sprained fingers. The death of a lovely friend in the rocks stopped us from trying again. 

We continued running throughout our whole life, with more or less consistency. 

Dear body, at some point in between, we started to do yoga—nothing serious and more like an excuse to spend quality time with friends. We tried different styles, teachers, and locations. But, somehow, yoga resonates inside. It keeps the boat afloat throughout the mental tsunamis and the soul's darkest nights. Yoga brings no more traumatic injuries, no more competition, and no more expectations. Just thoughts blowing away when the ceiling fans turn on, and tears transmute into drops of sweat. 

Is yoga the way? 

I do not know. But for us, now, this is the way.

Dear body, I used to think you were a painful, fat, and weak musculoskeletal system. Please, accept my sincere apologies. Despite everything I put you through, you recover from every single lesion. You use the pain to get out those things the mind unconsciously puts in but cannot throw out. You remind me to eat well, rest and sleep. 

There are always two sides to the story, and I did not listen to yours (although you speak clearly and loudly) until the New Human Touch flourished. 

You are my teacher, my temple, my source of energy, and no machine could ever be as magical, mysterious, and complex as you: the human body. 

Please accept my love, and thank you for this lifetime. 

Always yours, 

Trip – The box

"You know what is wrong with you, Miss who-ever-you-are? You are a chicken. You have no guts. You are afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life is a fact."

People do fall in love. People do belong to each other because that's the only chance anybody's got real happiness.

You call yourself a free spirit, a wild thing, and you are terrified somebody is going to stick you in a cage. Well, baby, you are already in that cage. You built it yourself.

And it is not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas or in the east by Somaliland. It is wherever you go.

Because no matter where you run. You just end up running into yourself."

Blake Edwards, Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961

Trip – The coffee

"Y si alguna vez negociamos un mundo nuevo, queremos cafe para todos y todas, que ya van muchos siglos fregando tazas"

Gata Cattana - No Vine a Ser Carne -

Poetry is part of the human being, and no shelling will ever conquer that.

Poetry stays in the child that can save only one toy to run away across a humanitarian corridor. Poetry survives in a bombed apartment when her owner plays piano throUgh the rubble. 

Islander – Children: human rights

Article 25

"(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adeqUate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sicKness, disability, widowhood, old age or otheR lack of livelihood in circumstAnces beyond his control.
(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assIstance. All children, whether borN in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protEction."

Collective consciousness – The “general will”


"If COP26 participants were really serious about solving the climate crisis, they should have made, at a minimum, the following pledges:

  1. Eliminate all fossil fuel subsidies, which according to a recent IMF study amounts to $5.9 trillion in 2020;
  2. Ban banks from funding new fossil fuel projects;
  3. Make ecocide an international crime similar to genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes;
  4. Demand the cancellation of debt for lower income countries, which now spend several times more on servicing debt than dealing with the challenges of global warming;
  5. Create large-scale funding sources to assist with the transition to a green economy."

How to love – RAIN: it requires practice

I found this delicate piece of glass in the street the day after my grandmother passed away.

She was small and silent. She was a painter. She had faith.

Nobody understood her, but her love was as pure and fragile as a glass heart.

The RAIN section is dedicated to you, dear "O".

Sorry, I couldn't say goodbye and thank you for sharing your heart

Collective Consciousness – Healthcare for all

"2020 was the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife with the vision of highlighting what nursing is in the modern era, and how nurses can light the way to universal health coverage and healthcare for all"

Frankie Wood.

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Care – brain: Dementia

A postcard from Alzheimer:

" Look, do you see this picture on my wall? It is my mother. Her name is Maria. Guess how many children she had? 16! and only one girl!

I am the luckiest one. My brother went to the war instead of me and died the next day.

I am a lucky one. I came here and travelled all over, including Alaska!

Don't worry about me, bella; I am going kuku; there is so much wind in my head...

Don't worry about me, bella; I am a lucky one."

Energy – Food: right to food

Swinburn, B. A., Kraak, V. I., Allender, S., Atkins, V. J., Baker, P. I., Bogard, J. R., Brinsden, H., Calvillo, A., De Schutter, O., Devarajan, R., Ezzati, M., Friel, S., Goenka, S., Hammond, R. A., Hastings, G., Hawkes, C., Herrero, M., Hovmand, P. S., Howden, M., … Dietz, W. H. (2019). The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report. The Lancet, 393(10173), 791–846.

Energy – Food: human health and well being

Swinburn, B. A., Kraak, V. I., Allender, S., Atkins, V. J., Baker, P. I., Bogard, J. R., Brinsden, H., Calvillo, A., De Schutter, O., Devarajan, R., Ezzati, M., Friel, S., Goenka, S., Hammond, R. A., Hastings, G., Hawkes, C., Herrero, M., Hovmand, P. S., Howden, M., … Dietz, W. H. (2019). The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report. The Lancet, 393(10173), 791–846.