Wednesday, 10 April 2013

POST 25

Hello and Greetings. 
I taught Judo, Aikido and Kendo along with meditation for many years , I knew and felt that I would end my teaching days and went over to Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  I felt to do this two years before it happened, and when I did leave I left without looking back or sadness as they say in Zen 'a worn out pair of shoes.'

Myself as a young Judo ka, then a brown belt 


Andy Sampson my Judo friend and myself shortly before retiring with a 2nd. Dan Black belt. In those days a 2nd. Dan was worth today a 4th or 5th Dan.  The Japanese took into account, teaching, spiritual aspect and of course there were no weight groups as in Olympics, the rules were changed.


In the last Blog Post 24 I mentioned the power of children's minds with the Dolphins.   I used to teach children with problems and I had a class in a rough part of London at that time in Hoxton. The children were from single homes, criminal families and so on.  They were disruptive to say the least, being a black belt did keep the discipline to a reasonable level. I never threatened or used my skill to frighten them.  At the end of every session we had a sharing, many were stuttering and unable to put sentences together.   However, I used to tell them stories of my teachers and the lessons I learned.

On this particular evening as I drove into the car park of the school, I found a stone, the car park was being resurfaced, this was scrap stone.  I had an idea.  I wore my Judo Gi (Judo Costume)  under a track suit.  The kids were there with a teacher or parent present for their and my safety.  We assembled and  I held the stone in my right hand, the kids said what's that and I replied a surprise at the end of the session.


The power of children's minds

We gathered at the end of the session for our sharing and they all were very curious about the object in my hand.  I started off by saying 'you know I have travelled a lot and met many people with what seemed strange powers of healing, gifts for people and kindness.' They were all eager and enthusiastic, 'Well a special man gave me this and I opened my hand a they saw this stone, and it has a special gift of getting a need, something small but needed, but it has to be gentle and not violent'.  So prepare a wish, close your eyes, something simple'. I gave the stone to a young lad on my left a bright blue eyed red haired fellow, he said 'its hot', well I held it tightly all evening, I clung to it even when teaching the movements, they passed the stone from hand to hand about 20 kids, shutting their eyes and not telling their wish.  The stone eventually came to the little girl next to me on the right, she was like a fairy, golden hair blue eyes, and she was handing it back to me, I said to place it in the middle of the circle.  We all went home and I took the stone with me. 


Children's Judo Class.


The next week we all came back and the kids were so excited we had the end sharing first. They told me of small miracles, like parents being kind, some money problems eased in a small way, not being bullied, eating and sleeping better and so on.  Then I told them  ' Girls and boys I have something to tell you and you know I would not deliberately lie to you, but I found that stone in the car park' a big Oh Geoff''( I did not want them to call Mr or Sensei, respect is in manner not through title necessarily) 'the reason I did this is because I wanted to show you the power of your mind and to use for the better, not to be a victim of your troubles and circumstances'.  They understood. Some months late a religious head teacher thought I shouldn't preach to the children and he thought Judo was heathen and barbaric, a craft class was opened in its place he persuaded the local authority to close down the group.  The children and I were devastated. The parents and I campaigned but the local vicar and church upheld the verdict to close it down.

In my life I have been an apprentice pro footballer, a pro wrestler, a clown, a body builder, a boxer and an apprentice pro cricket player, this did not last owing to injury from football.  I have a few pictures and will not bore you with more of them:






The two above are past and lessons learnt. The gaps are deliberate.





We all have our stories to tell and our dramas and although I remember them and can consult my journal, they are like a scenario and like with Judo and so many more I have been able to walk way, a worn out pair of shoes. Why so ?  Like the above gaps between the photos, they were episodes in my life where I was hoping to find a part of me that was missing.  I had tantalising glimpses of this 'whatever' and then I found disillusionment, despair and restless boredom in all the scenarios, the workshops, soccer, cricket, forensics, relationships and so on. From religions to cults to everything and anything.  This is my spiritual path and it is the path of surrender and willingness to go for the ultimate and whatever that be. Existentialist



  • a philosophical theory or approach which emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining their own development through acts of the will.

A path of seemingly negatively denying form as reality. In yoga I believe it is called the path of renunciation. When I rushed to my Sensei's house after the koan 'intuition' and he said 'sit down now all troubles begin, you will never see the world as others, it will be a strange place' he said other things like this which I cannot remember, I was shocked and dazed. and like the many blogged experiences they radically changed the road map. Adjusting to this can be a memory loss, hard to put words in the correct order, a kind of head pressure, bleary eyes, and vertigo, as if spinning to another 'reality', then it settles and one may find oneself  'a stranger in a strange land'.  Yet more anxiety goes, fretting is less and there is a natural detachment from a number of previous 'hooks', yet the journey continues and Life throws up unexpected challenges and they can still produce a measure of trauma, however, the turn around is faster.

Karma-yoga - The Path of Renunciation of Results of Actions
"A person does not attain freedom from action by abstaining from action; nor does he attain fulfilment merely through renunciation. "Bhagavadgita 3.4.

     One can never set free oneself entirely from action, because the body will always need at least some food and a place to live. The message of karma-yoga teaches us to carry out all our duties, but not be attached to the results. Carry out all that you have to; but as you can never say exactly what it will bring, leave it up to God. Only then will you not suffer disappointment and liberate yourself from attachment to the material world, of which your body is one part.
     For a liberated being there is no reason to carry out an action, nor is there a reason not to carry it out. Obligations, however, have to be carried out. Not carrying out an obligation by an ignorant person is cowardly and it strengthens the ego; not carrying out an obligation by a liberated person gives a wrong example and confuses the minds of the ignorant. There is no reason not to have possessions or not to accept profits from activity. Always bear in mind, however, that everything in the world is temporary, and therefore give everything in to God in happiness before you lose it in pain. Nothing will change objectively, but you will be a lot happier and freer inside.
     What are obligations? Obligations include proper care for one's family, parents, children, care for one's own body. It is an obligation to do one's profession well, which sustains one and is useful to others. Charity and seeking wisdom are obligations, too. Carry them all out as well as you can. Do not expect anything from the surrounding world. This is the only way to prevent disappointment. Believe in God and seek the fulfilment of your life in Him together with the path of devotion.

As you may have read in Post 22 that awesome ,  the smash on the ego was so profound.  Over the last few months and years, this annihilation has occurred in many forms, felt like I was actually dying, maniacal  laughter, hysterics, anger and so on, you name I had it. I then destroyed all my certificates and now my journals as I recount the major events in some of the scenarios in this life, eventually left with a bare home and mind.  The more naked and exposed the more I feel this is where I should be, a starkness that is liberating and yet without harsh discipline or denial. I say where I should be, well who is this me and where is this place?  There is not this tight knot or reference point of a centralised me. It is more a loose awareness of awareness. 

Experiences which do not seem to relate to a particular central being.  An awareness in space and time, which is this vehicles, that is the body's mode.  On leaving the body an awareness in space, and even that is  a convenient conjecture.


Have I found God, am I enlightened, I have no idea what these concepts mean?  I cannot claim any spiritual empowerment, spiritual has no meaning for me. Life is the nearest I come to spiritual.  Like the trees and nature are they aware of their spirituality?  Is it spiritual for an animal to kill for its food as we do? Does it matter if one is rich or poor if you are screwed up? Life is temporary, transient, what's the use of clinging, being sad and depressed over this or that? It all ends with death, yet this is liberating, all the scenarios I have experienced died on me.  When I walked away clean(some were sorrowful and mournful) the lesson was to find detachment, not by running away or denial, but by the realisation in depth all things pass.  It is like mature philosophy.  It leaves the mind bare, unattended, naked, pristine, primordial and even these are words.



A Free Mind.  Like the caterpillar going into the chaos and break up in the chrysalis and becoming another phase in Life, to fly a bit freer, to evolve and in the end of that die to another form,between each phase a sort of chaos, an oblivion, to emerge triumphant into next form and episode.  THE TRICK IS TO CLEAR ALL MEMORIES OF EMOTION, CLEAN THE SLATE, SO ONE CAN BE BORN AND B RENEWED.  Memories are fine as long as we do not hanker over them and relive 'the good old times'.  Because  if we cannot move on we live the old rewound film and only a few modifications, and so there is no now or future. So evolution stops./


It becomes clear to me that in the rain maker with Greg Braden's anecdote, the dolphin story, the stone with the kids at Hoxton, that passion, persistence, an unswerving faith, excitement, commitment, enthusiasm all foster energy and it is said energy follows thought.  If emptiness is the womb, the crucible, the potters wheel or any other description, then manifestation is the compliment. The reoccurring theme of form and no form. The creative Intelligence, the dreamer of the Universe, God, source, or any other name to describe the Universal Cosmic Mind, the consciousness of creation has the same passion, energy, unswerving faith in Itself and all the other attributes, and so from this Comic visualisation, it blossomed into the current Universe.  Evolution is God's next step in the dream.  

We cannot see Intelligence or the consciousness of creativity, we can only be the witness of it.  We create form in order to witness our creativity.  The invisible becomes visible by creative action.  How big then is a mind? As large as its creation.  The emptier the mind, the more the capacity to create. The larger the empty container, the pot, the saucepan, the more that can be created in it. 

HOWEVER, if one does not empty the pot, the contents can go stale, and if the same menu is cast into the pot, the energy becomes stagnant in time. A river needs to flow and if it doesn't then mud banks form, sometimes nature needs this, however a good blood flow is best for the body.  Originality and inspiration comes from the empty bowl, allowing Universal Ideas to flow into the receptacle, this being the open empty mind, being still aware and alert, without thought, a dynamic, anticipation without intention, quietly watchful in order to 'catch' the cosmic thought and feel it as a 'sure knowing' a feeling and is sometimes called intuition.(Watch out for impulse which mimics intuition and is known as 'fools gold' the ego is a great impersonator, a chameleon ( cameleon) another Bre'r Rabbit.
Sometimes the banks of the river give us moments to pause, to admire the beauty of Creation, islands of peace and serenity and then dive into the dynamic of stillness.  In a way the potential of stillness is  energy locked up, bolted behind the door, a runner in the blocks, an arrow tensed in the bow, the cat at the mouse hole. It is moving in its stillness.  It is the Koan 'In movement there is stillness and in Stillness there is movement, what is It? This is the Koan Sensei gave me. No intellectual answer or explanation would suffice.  Until I knew without words or thoughts. I sweated , rushed to his home and was bursting with knowing, he calmly replied, sit down have a cup of tea, now your troubles begin.


He was so right I never 'saw' the world again as previously, I was different, some people, friends thought weird, materialism meant an expendable necessary commodity for keeping alive the body, a modicum of effort.  My ambitions were simple, to my family a loser, an idler, and the conflict between the 'set'standards of the world and myself caused 'no one understands me' and a rift, that rift I worked through as the stories and anecdotes told in previous blogs.  I was never happy or content with jobs, work, workshops, I as a reluctant presenter, I knew I had to do it, but part of me rebelled and resented it, the same with relationships.  The ego wanted the fame, the adulation, the applause, the attention, yet that part that knew and felt 'this is just a passing phase and illusion', a wisp of smoke in the grand order of things, easy to get addicted, hard to let go. This was the confrontation and 'battle' I endured, and the world is seeing this acting out now.  Which side of ourselves do we surrender too?

I was given numerous opportunities to write a book, go into show business, marry into money, position and wealth, I left work four times on sabbaticals, going to remote places and long journey's . Seeking quietness and to contemplate, conjecture and meditate. IT is because of this reluctance that I never became the well known book writer, the world famous spiritual leader, it kept me on the path of 'straightness' it kept the ego in check, one could also say I missed opportunities and because of lack of self worth, which is true as far as ego is concerned, I am a failure in some peoples view of the world and what success and fame or power is held. However IT IS those very perceived failures that has led me to the understandings I have now. And in this to me I have done what is required in this life so far to be what is required.  And what is that requirement?  There is no answer to that. God alone knows!!!


  • The US government has proposed the need for a trial in children of anthrax vaccine, framing it as a necessary step in protecting them from the effects of a potential future bioterrorism attack using weaponized anthrax
  • The Alliance for Human Research Protection (AHRP) is in strong opposition to the trial and has submitted an exposé to Amy Gutman, PhD, Chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
  • Experimenting on the most vulnerable members of our society with a dangerous vaccine without the promise of any benefit to them is heartless, unethical and unnecessary, not to mention violates a number of federal regulations protecting children
  • The entire premise that we are at high risk for a bioterrorist attack is erroneous, and the idea that a vaccine is needed is ludicrous when antibiotics have proven 100 percent effective for anthrax exposure
  • The AHRP suggests the government’s motivation for this vaccine trial may be a backdoor effort to capitalize on the public’s post-9/11 fear with the goal of expanding civilian vaccinations and increasing vaccine profits by any means possible, while turning a blind eye to the well-known risks
  • It’s official. Even the conservative CDC states the latest stats show one in 50 US kids now has autism,
  • Boys are also four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism as girls, according to the new data
  • This means there’s one child with autism on just about every school bus (one school bus holds about 50 kids).
  • The majority of autism cases appear to result from environmental factors that activate the expression of a number of different genes, along with multiple epigenetic factors that produce the traits of autism.  Courtesy Mercola.com


Three minutes of wonder and beauty.

  • Preliminary research suggests sugary beverages are to blame for about 183,000 deaths worldwide each year, including 133,000 diabetes deaths, 44,000 heart disease deaths and 6,000 cancer deaths
  • Among the 35 largest countries in the world, Mexico had the highest death rates associated with sugary beverage consumption. The US ranked third, with an estimated 25,000 annual deaths from sweetened drinks
  • Fructose has been identified as one of the primary culprits in the rise of obesity and related health problems, and while the majority of the problem is caused by the large quantities of high fructose corn syrup added to so many processed foods and sweetened beverages, naturally-occurring fructose in large amounts of fruit juice is also a problem
  • Coca-Cola recently released its latest enhanced water product called “Fruitwater.” Despite its name, the product does NOT contain any juice. Rather it’s sweetened with the artificial sweetener sucralose and synthetic chemical “natural fruit flavors”
  • Your most cost effective ideal beverage is plain filtered tap water. If you want a carbonated beverage, try sparkling mineral water with a squirt of lime or lemon juice 
  • New research suggests shaving your pubic hair may increase your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) known as molluscum contagiosum
  • The number of cases of molluscum contagiosum have risen along with rates of pubic hair removal; among 30 patients observed at a private skin care clinic, nearly all of them had removed their pubic hair, the vast majority by shaving
  • Shaving or waxing can cause irritation and micro-trauma to your skin that increases your risk of contracting a viral infection
  • The virus may also spread through self-infection caused by scratching skin irritated by shaving (OUCH).



Every season Zebra and Wildebeest gather at this river not in photo below, crocodiles await the crossing and you can see the animals fearfully awaiting the moment to cross, there are some You Tube and wild life documentaries showing this.  Then suddenly they plunge and hopefully safety in numbers will save many.  The crocodiles can swim up like a log and crab a thirsty animal.  Bit like us with the austerity measures.  The greedy fiscal crocodile and his their beady eyes waiting for the predation-- us.






This heart breaking 5 mins shows the decline of the standards of living.  I suppose as a poor pensioner I am relatively well off. (I do not see or feel poor) this is how I am classed by society. Maybe these dear lovely folks above could live or start communities and go off grid. Grow food and rehabilitate the world.  Maybe this is how the world will change 'and the poor will inherit the Earth






  • New preliminary research findings suggest excessive salt consumption contributed to 2.3 million heart-related deaths worldwide in 2010; 42 percent from coronary heart disease and 41 percent from stroke
  • However, previous research has NOT found strong evidence that cutting salt intake reduces the risk for heart attacks, strokes or death. In fact, salt restriction increased the risk of death in those with heart failure
  • Salt is an essential nutrient required for blood pressure regulation, transportation of nutrients into and out of your cells, ion exchange, and brain-muscle communication. But all salts are not equal, in terms of their impact on your health. Processed (table) salt is health harming, while natural unprocessed salt is not only healing, but in fact essential for many biological functions
  • Potassium deficiency may be more responsible for hypertension than excess sodium, and too much sodium along with too little potassium has been found to more than double your risk of death from a heart attack, compared to eating about equal amounts of both nutrients
  • Our ancient ancestors consumed 16 times more potassium than sodium. Many “experts” believe that a “normal” ratio today is four times as much potassium than sodium. It is helpful to strive for at least as much potassium from your diet as sodium
  • The best way to ensure you’re getting enough potassium is not to rely on the use of a supplement, but to avoid processed foods, and dramatically increase your vegetable intake. Juicing is a great way to get more vegetables into your diet

  • What has salt to do with the above poverty well another quote 'you are the salt of the Earth, and if salt losses its saltiness, it is useless and thrown to the ground' this is like true salt being the true spirit within, being a natural human being, when we lose that we lose our saltiness.

    Iain Duncan Smith
    Iain Duncan Smith: 'I have been unemployed twice in my life – I know what it is like to live on the breadline'. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA (definitely lost his saltiness and will he accept the challenge)
    Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, has dismissed a petition calling for him to try to live on £53 a week as a "complete stunt", insisting he knows what it is like to be on the breadline because he has twice been unemployed.
    The petition, signed by almost 250,000 people so far and rising rapidly, was started after Duncan Smith said he could get by on that amount after being challenged by a market trader during a BBC Radio 4 Today programme item on the government's changes to the welfare system.
    The online petition, hosted at www.change.org, says: "This petition calls on Iain Duncan Smith to live on this budget for at least one year. This would help realise the Conservative Party's current mantra that 'We are all in this together'.
    "This would mean a 97% reduction in his current income, which is £1,581.02 a week or £225 a day after tax."
    Duncan Smith, the MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, told his local newspaper that he had experienced two periods of unemployment and knew what it was like "to live on the breadline".
    He told the Wanstead and Woodford Guardian: "This is a complete stunt which distracts attention from the welfare reforms which are much more important and which I have been working hard to get done.
    "I have been unemployed twice in my life so I have already done this. I know what it is like to live on the breadline."
    George Osborne, the chancellor, was also challenged about whether he could survive on the £53 weekly income Bennett claimed he was left with.
    "I don't think it's sensible to reduce this debate to an argument about one individual's set of circumstances," Osborne said in response to questions following a speech in which he defended the welfare reforms. "We have a welfare system where there are lots of benefits to people on very low incomes."
    The focus on the government's benefits shake-up came as 660,000 social housing tenants deemed to have a spare room began to lose an average £14 a week in what critics have dubbed a bedroom tax.
    Wider welfare and tax changes coming into force this month will also see council tax benefit funding cut, and working-age benefits and tax credit rises pegged at 1% – well below inflation – for three years.
    Disability living allowance is being replaced by the personal independence payment, while trials are due to begin in four London boroughs of a £500-a-week cap on household benefits, and of the new universal credit system.

    Tropical Islands Resort is a tropical theme park in Krausnick, in the district of Dahme-Spreewald in BrandenburgGermany.[1] It is located in the former CargoLifter airship hangar (known as the Aerium), the biggest free-standing hall in the world. The hall belonged to the company CargoLifter until its insolvency in 2002.
    Tropical Islands has a maximum capacity of 6,000 visitors a day. In its first year of operation it attracted 975,000 visitors, according to figures published by the operators. The annual report of the Tanjong company states that the hall had 155,000 visitors in the business year February 2004 to February 2005, in other words mainly prior to the opening of the theme park. Approximately 500 people work at Tropical Islands 


    I wrote a play for Cinema and TV and was rejected in the 60's by Spielberg the play was called 'Barrier at Gate 67' or Scan at Barrier 7. The elite lived in these domes with 'implanted servants' and young people kept cryonic ally preserved for their  organs, at a cut off date many were left outside in the polluted worn out environment, however the outsiders were into greening and regenerated  the Earth and in time liberated the 'saves' inside. No weapons were needed in the domes.

    Dome in the Snow.  All tropicalised inside as above.

    Many moons ago my then partner Gilly Wells and I wrote a script for a TV play named 'Scan at Barrier 7', we sent it to many TV and Radio Companies and to Spielberg, they all refused saying at the time it was too controversial and frightening. This was in the early 70's, and then Gill and I were great buddies and friends.
    The story was about a ravished worn out world, polluted and a desert. Domes were built and the elite lived in them, technicians, slaves were brain implanted and their brains were manipulated to 'do their job' without question. The above link now suggests that can do it and are doing it world wide without domes.
    Barriers were stationed around each dome or biosphere and these like supermarket alarm barriers to catch shop thieves if the goods are tagged, go off and security implanted chipped guards capture and secure.
    Then there are specially bred 'bodies' which are farmed for their spare parts, organs that is. Now of course they have artificial organs, however human tissue is far more agreeable and attractive to the recipient. We now have the phantom wave for instant HEALTH CURES and other things for free energy which is on the net and will be used, of course we knew about this from my 1967 writings but as yet was not widely acknowledged until the internet came.
    The big change came when the one world government came to a point where there were lotteries to see who lived in each dome as an elite and the best of the healthy slaves and tech people and healthy athletes for body breeding spare parts and some for 'games and entertainment'. Athletes, various craftspeople, inventors, geniuses and the like partially chipped and so on.
    There were a certain amount of residue people who were conspirators, drop outs and the 'entertainment' was to watch them try to survive out in the hostile environment. These people had developed telepathy, unity consciousness as we called it then enlightenment, they began to green the Earth again and gradually their mind began to entrain the minds of the slave/tech barrier people and in their turn overcame the chip in their brains and so the elite became entrained as well and once again Humanity was United and we returned to our roots and lived a harmless high tech life, technology in harmony with Mother Earth. ET came as our equals and we then went out to pioneer the vast galaxy and beyond. I feel this is a possibility. The time Line not too far in the future, it is a mathematical equation; for as many who reach unity consciousness so will the proportion in time and the ratio of the masse then this will determine the critical mass and turning point, the tip over and the top of my Inverted V.
    HAPPY AND HEALTHY FUTURES AND LOTS OF LOVE.
    GEOFF

    There is no doubt that this is the age of Big Brother.  Never before have, proportionately, so few people been so responsible for the destiny of so many.  And most don’t feel the need to raise paving stones at this thought, they somehow believe that Big Brother is a friendly soul, with nothing but our best interests at heart.

    Well, if you’ve ever suffered from such a delusion, I’m sorry that our three stories this week might go a long way to destroying it.

    The bottom line is that those at the helm of the world’s biggest corporations or in high seats of office in government either don’t care or don’t know what they’re doing to us.  Those entrusted with evaluating science, such as the academics that comprise the European Food Safety Authority’s nutrition panel, work to very tight terms of referencethat they played no part in developing.  Their remit was the outcome of wrangling between power broker politicians and corporations, neither of which care much about a public who maintains itself free of disease for many years, consuming unadulterated or uncontaminated water and wholesome natural, unprocessed foods and additional sources of nutrients.

    A word of advice: Big Brother is not to be trusted.  In the absence of better information from trusted sources, go with your gut feeling, it’s likely to give you a better steer than the garbage dished out by most governments.  And remember, as you’ll see from our coverage of the ‘Silver Bullet Awards’ just published by the Daily Mail’s Jerome Burne, there appear to be a lot of quacks out there.  It would seem that most sit at the boardroom tables of the world’s biggest drug companies.

    Keep yourself educated and informed – share furiously – and above all, don’t entrust responsibility of your health to someone else.  That doesn’t mean not calling in trusted physicians or practitioners to help you – of course not. But the evidence would suggest that blindly entrusting your health to a representative of mainstream medicine might possibly be the most dangerous thing you could ever do.

    In health, naturally

    Rob Verkerk PhD
    Founder, executive and scientific director (Thanks ANH)
     

    Sub Tropical Dome in UK.  In fact they are run by Center Parc.



    HRT does increase the risk of breast cancer, researchers confirm

    Here’s the final word on HRT (hormone replacement therapy): the standard estrogen plus progestin therapy does increase the risk of breast cancer, researchers have confirmed this week.
    Researchers from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI)—one of the largest study groups ever put together—had raised the alarm about HRT around 10 years ago, but other studies had been unable to confirm the therapy caused breast cancer in menopausal women.  Some doctors, who were advocates of HRT, jumped on the findings, and tried to reassure women that HRT was safe.  The result: confusion among women, who were not sure who to believe.
    The WHI researchers dug deeper, and took a closer look at the women who had breast cancer detected by mammogram.  They discovered that the number of breast cancer cases was higher among women who had taken estrogen plus progestin HRT, and the women were more likely to die from the cancer.
    (Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, March 29, 2013; doi: 10.1093/jnci/djt043).


    Eden Project, Devon, UK


    There are a series of Domes which grow all sorts of vegetation and plants and is open to visitors.  There are a number of scientific dome experiments including several where the scientists live in for a year or so and experiment about survival.  Are we not being told why?  Very few comments or literature has been forthcoming. 

    Biosphere 2 is an Earth systems science research facility currently owned by the University of Arizonasince 2011. Its mission is to serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching and lifelong learning about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. It is a 3.14-acre (12,700 m2)[1] structure originally built to be an artificial, materially closed ecological system in OracleArizona (US) by Space Biosphere Ventures, a joint venture whose principal officers were John P. Allen, inventor and Executive Director, and Margret Augustine, CEO. Constructed between 1987 and 1991, it was used to explore the complex web of interactions within life systems in a structure that included five areas based on biomes and an agricultural area and human living/working space to study the interactions between humans, farming and technology with the rest of nature.[2] It also explored the possible use of closed biospheres in space colonization, and allowed the study and manipulation of a biosphere without harming Earth's. The name comes from Earth's biosphere, Biosphere 1. Earth's life system is the only biosphere currently known. Funding for the project came primarily from the joint venture's financial partner, Ed Bass' Decisions Investment, and cost $200 million from 1985 to 2007, including land, support research greenhouses, test module and staff facilities.

    Biosphere 2











    Maybe the on above and this one will be someone's or privileged people homes.


    Hey folks that just about wraps this one up.  Thanks for reading.

    Be Well.  Geoff

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